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U.S. pays $50K per victim Obama authorizes payment to Afghanistan families KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. paid $50,000 in compensation for each villager killed and $11,000 for each person wounded in a shooting rampage allegedly carried out by a rogue American soldier in southern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Sunday.
The families were told that the money came from President Barack Obama. The unusually large payouts were the latest move by the White House to mend relations with the Afghan people after the killings threatened to shatter already tense relations. Army Staff Sgt. Robert
Bales is accused of sneaking off his base on March 11, then creeping into houses in two nearby villages and opening fire on families as they slept. The killings came as tensions between the U.S. and Afghanistan were strained following the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Feb-
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TODAY’S THOUGHT “Life’s like a play; it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters.” — Seneca the Younger, Roman statesman and philosopher (3 B.C.-A.D. 65) For more on today in history, turn to Page 3B.
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ruary. That act — which U.S. officials have acknowledged was a mistake — sparked riots and attacks that killed more than 30 people, including six American soldiers. There have been no violent protests following the March 11 shootings in Kandahar See VICTIMS/Page 5A
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American Profile • Before wooden, steel and concrete bridges, Americans crossed rivers and lakes on poled, cabled and steam-powered ferries. Learn how ferries are still used today in this week’s issue. Inside
Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Leslie Fedele Miller • Patty L. Cooper-Clark • Rose Evelyn Werst • Roger Lee Tangeman • Randall F. “Rocket” Bergman • Robert “Bob” Joseph Bey • Constance C. (Carter) Gartland • Kathryn Eisenhut Bell • Alvena Jeanette Accuntius
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State runner-up Jackson Center’s Andy Hoying, (l-r) Troy Opperman and Trey Elchert stand with their runner-up trophy after falling to Berlin Hiland in the D-IV state basketball championship Saturday in Columbus. For more on the game, see Page 13A and 15A.
Baby boomer joblessness lasts longer, hits harder Editor’s note: this is the first Through it all, the boomers of a three-part series by the As- radiated optimism, and why sociated Press about being a not? After swelling the college baby boomer in Ohio. ranks, they moved up with each new degree and contact, beBY ROBERT SMITH coming the yuppies who laid Associated Press the foundation of the business world. CLEVELAND (AP) — For Then came the Great Recesmost of their lives, baby sion, a calamity emerging as boomers knew an America as- another defining moment for a cendant, a nation that incited fabled generation. their occasional fury but rarely The worst economic crisis let them down. since the Great Depression Fueled by new ideals and hurt young and old, but it saved rock and roll, they developed a its harshest slights for the chilcounterculture, protested the dren of the baby boom, the deVietnam War and marched for mographic bulge of Americans civil rights. born from 1946 to 1964.
Seemingly overnight, members of a generation once called forever-young have been made to feel over-paid, over-experienced and over-aged. Baby boomers suffered layoffs and setbacks at record rates in recent years. Many will never fully recover, having lost too much too late in life. That collective sigh gathering in Ohio and other graying states comes from a vaunted generation suddenly fearful and bewildered. Unemployment spiked for all age groups in the recession and it remains highest for young See BOOMERS/Page 10A
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a heart transplant Saturday, after five heart attacks over the past 25 years and countless medical procedures to keep him going. Cheney, 71, waited nearly two years for his new heart, the gift of an unknown donor. An aide to Cheney disclosed the surgery after it was over, and said the ex-vice president was recovering at a Virginia hospital. “Although the former vice president and his family do not know the identity of the donor, they will be forever grateful for this lifesaving gift,” aide Kara Ahern said in a written statement that was authenticated by several of the Republican politician’s close associates. Cheney was recovering Saturday night at the intensive care unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after surgery earlier in the day. More than 3,100 Americans currently are on the national waiting list for a heart transplant. Just over 2,300 heart transplants were performed last year, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing. And 330 people died while waiting. According to UNOS, 332 people over age 65 received a heart transplant last year. The majority of transplants occur in 50- to 64-year-olds. The odds of survival are good. More than 70 percent of heart transplant recipients live at least five years, although survival is a bit lower for people over age 65. See HEART/Page 9A
Farmers, ag leaders attend Farm Forum TROY — Nearly 200 farmers, agricultural leaders, their spouses and family members assembled at Troy Christian Elementary School Saturday morning to discuss topics ranging from proposed Farm Bill 2012 to crop insurance, conservation programs and how federal budget cuts might
impact the future of Ohio’s farmers. The occasion marked the 21st annual Farm Forum hosted by House Speaker John Boehner for constituents in the 8th Congressional District. “As the agriculture industry evolves, it is important
that we stay involved and gain a better understanding of both local and national issues,” Boehner said. Surrounded by members of the Secret Service, a blue jean clad Boehner mingled with the large contingent who gathered early to snap photos, shake hands and thank the
House Speaker for “not forgetting his roots.” As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture for 16 years, The forum was an opportunity to be updated on agriculture policy, to which he is “very much committed,” Boehner said See FARM/Page 9A
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OBITUARIES Roger Lee Tangeman PATASKALA — Roger Lee Tangeman Jr., 51, 8652 Morse Road., formerly of Jackson Center, died at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Thursday, March 22, 2012, at 7:29 a.m. of an apparent heart attack. He was born Feb, 21, 1961 in Lima, the son of Roger Lee Tangeman Sr. and Ruth (Burkett) Tangeman Gaimari. His father died in 1981 and his mother survives in Tucson, Ariz. Also surviving is his wife, Mary (Hammons) Tangeman, of Pataskala; a daughter, Kaleena Gauthier and husband Adam, of Virginia Beach, Va., and one son, Caleb Tangeman and wife Andrea, of Michigan; two stepchildren, Kyle Pulfer and friend Rochelle Clark, of Quincy, and Shauna Pulfer and husband Daniel, of Kentucky. Other survivors include five sisters, Melanie Horstman and husband Bill of Tucson, Ariz., Rebecca Tangeman of Reynoldsburg, Rochelle Dempsey and husband Jerry of Grove City, Robin Caleodis of Columbus; and Nora Fritz and husband Bill of Tucson, Ariz.; and one brother, Michael Tangeman and wife Ine of
Shakopee, Minn. Five grandchildren, Emma Gauthier, Evah Gauthier, Aliyah Tangeman, Azlinn Tangeman and Teagan Jaynes also survive. He was a 1980 graduate of Jackson Center High School. and worked at Thrifty Propane in Columbus as the plant manager and in delivery service. He enjoyed fishing, antiquing and going to fish frys. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney with Brent Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Montra. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home from noon until the hour of service on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nationwide Children’s Hospital; American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Tangeman family at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com.
Alvena Jeanette Accuntius ANNA — Alvena Jeanette Accuntius, 92, of 112 W. South St., Anna, passed away T h u r s d a y, March 22, 2012, at 7:07 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 14, 1919 in Anna, the daughter of the late Karl Louis and Laura (Fogt) Accuntius. She is survived by four nieces, Connie Daniels and husband Bob, Karen Lantz and husband Craig and Betty Bonnoront and husband, Jon, all of Sidney, and Karlene Surad, of California; and two nephews, Tom Accuntius and Bill Accuntius and wife Judy, both of Sidney. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Marvin Accuntius, and one sister, Letha Coil. Ms. Accuntius was a graduate of Anna High School. She retired in 1981 from United Telephone Company as a
telephone operator. Alvena was a lifelong member of St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Anna. Funeral services will be conducted today, March 26, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jacob Lutheran Church by the Rev. Michael Althauser. Burial will follow at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders. The family will receive friends today from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of services at St. Jacob Lutheran Church. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney. Memorials may be made to St. Jacob Lutheran Church in memory of Alvena Jeanette Accuntius. Condolences may be expressed to the Accuntius family at the funeral home’s website, www.cromesfh.com.
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Kathryn Eisenhut Bell Kathryn Eisenhut Bell, 89, of 744 S. Brooklyn Ave., away passed S a t u r d a y, March 24, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born May 30, 1922, in Bellefontaine, the daughter of the late Clarence and Olive (Dietrick) Buckenroth. In 1938, she married Ralph F. Eisenhut who preceded her in death in 1971. In 1979 she married Harold Bell, who preceded her in death in 1990. She is survived by two sons, Jerry Eisenhut and wife Brenda, of Russells Point, and Howard of SumEisenhut, merville, S.C., two sisters, Waneta Wolf, of St. Marys, and Irene Byrd, of Sidney; nine grandDeidre, children, Michelle, Darla, Debra, Jeff, David, Dustin, Scott, and Kristina; and 21 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Emery and Ralph Buckenroth, and one sister Margaret Insley. Kathryn retired as a
head cook and dietician for the Sidney City Schools after 25 years of service. She also served as a volunteer at Wilson Memorial Hospital for 10 years. She was a member of the Trinity Church of the Brethren for 65 years. Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, March 29, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Church of The Brethren, 2220 N. Main Ave., by Pastor Brent Driver. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. There will be no visitation prior to funeral services. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Memorials may be made to Lima Memorial Hospice Care in memory of Kathryn Eisenhut Bell. Envelopes will be available at the church. Condolences may be expressed to Kathryn’s family at the funeral home’s website, www.cromesfh.com.
The Rev. James Patrick Kelly, 95, a Glenmary Mission priest and a native of Sidney, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2012. He is survived by a brother, Jerome R. (Barbara) Kelly, of Costa Mesa, Calif.; a sister-inlaw, Geraldine (Kelly) Bodner; nieces and nephews; cousins; and fellow missioners and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. until the Wake service at 7 p.m. in
Sheriff’s log SUNDAY -10:58 a.m.: larceny. A deputy responded to 14555 State Route 119 in Dinsmore Township on a report a vehicle had been broken into overnight. -12:30 a.m.: complaint. Deputies responded to a neighborhood disturbance at 5424 Smith Road in Loramie Township. A truck pull had been attempted in the roadway and he vehicle’s drive shaft was broken. SATURDAY -4:59 a.m.: larceny. Deputies were dispatched to 10695 Russell Road to investigate a theft. FRIDAY -6:11 p.m. larceny. A deputy responded to thefts from a barn at 7960 Pasco-Montra Road.
Pike Street. -3:14 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to the 6200 block of Hardin-Wapakoneta Road for a medical call. -12:15 a.m.: medical. Perry Port Salem Rescue was dispatched to a medical call in the 174000 block of State Route 47.
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Fire,rescue SUNDAY -3:33 a.m.: stove fire. Sidney firefighters were dispatched to a stove fire at 528 S. Main Ave., caused by paper left on the stovetop. Damage was estimated at $100. There were no injuries. SATURDAY -10:21 p.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to a medical call in the 800 block of Fielding Road. -9:32 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1000 block of Hayes Street for a medical call. -3:44 p.m.: medical.
Paramedics responded to the 300 block of East South Street for a medical call. -9:03 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to a medical call in the 2300 block of Wapakoneta Avenue. FRIDAY -11: 08 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 300 block of Pomeroy Avenue for a medical call. -10:53 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 500 block of Buckeye Avenue. -9:50 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 2500 block of Apache Drive.
-535 p.m.: open burn. Firefighters were dispatched to an open burn complaint at 226 Brooklyn Ave. The fire was not in compliance with law and was extinguished. -4:57 p.m.: fire alarm. Firefighters responded to 768 Countryside Lane for a fire alarm that was accidentally activated. -3:12 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 1400 block of Spruce Avenue for a medical call. -11:09 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1600 block of Westlake Drive for a medical alarm. There was no problem.
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DEATH NOTICES Leslie Fedele Miller JACKSON CENTER — Leslie Fedele Miller, 52, of 120 Redbud Circle. Jackson Center, died Friday, March 23, 2012. No public viewing or service. by Arrangements Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney.
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Rose Evelyn Werst, 95, passed away on March 24, 2012 ,in her home at 1771 Letitia Drive in Sidney. She was born Aug. 14, 1916, in Green Township, Shelby County, the daughter of the late Louis Vern and Anna Florence (Dorsey) Hageman. On May 1, 1943, she married Louis H. Werst, owner of C.L. Werst Printing Co., who preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1987. She is survived by two daughters, Pamela J. McFarland and her husband, Paul, of Liberty Township and Beth N. Gaynor and her husband, Martin, of Farmington Hills, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Todd McFarland, of Cincinnati, Jodi (Anthony) Smith, of Liberty Township, Jeffrey (April) McFarland, of Cincinnati, Gregory, Jason, David, and Daniel Gaynor, of Farmington Hills, Mich. She also received much joy from her five greatgrandchildren, triplets Josiah, Lydia, and Audrey Smith, Andrew Smith, and Anna Marie McFarland. She is also survived by a sister, Geraldine Olson Greathouse, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and several dear nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were a brother, Marion Hageman, and two sisters, Edith Shanely and Bernice Beery Blake, and a nephew, Richard Shanely. Rose Evelyn was a graduate of Green Township High School in 1934 and Grant Hospital School of Nursing, Columbus in 1937. Rose loved nursing and upon graduation she was a Public Heath Nurse in Columbus and later worked at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma. At Sidney’s Wilson Memorial Hospital she did both general duty and private duty. Rose enjoyed traveling and was a charter member of the Travelers Century Club having visited over 200 countries. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Pleiades Chapter 298 for more than 70 years. An avid bridge player, Rose was a member for over 50 years of the Registered Nurses (R.N.) Bridge Club and she also played regularly with the Lady Elks Bridge Club. She
was a long-time member of the First Sidney U n i t e d Methodist Church. Her faith in God and love for her family were the central theme in her life. Rose was a wonderful homemaker famous for her tapioca pudding and Rocky Mountain apple pie, a caring wife and a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a source of strength and inspiration to her family. She was a member of the Ladies Shrine Bara Court, in Dayton. Also she was a charter member of Ladies Without Nobles of Dayton. In addition, Rose was a member of Grant Hospital Alumnae Association. Rose loved to read and was a loyal Ohio State Buckeye fan. Having grown up on a farm, she always enjoyed the outdoors especially cutting the grass on her riding lawn mower. Funeral services along with a celebration of her life will be held Thursday, March 29 at noon with the Rev. Barbara Staley officiating at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. The family would like to thank Rose’s care angels, Willa Vogler, Marcia Hickerson, Charlie and Mindy Piepke, and Jane Adams. The family is also very grateful for Carol Bodenhorn who faithfully brought her a tote bag full of books every two weeks from of the Sidney Public Library and the ladies of the First United Methodist Church who visited. The family is so grateful to Wilson Hospice who helped us allow our Mama to remain in her own home which she built and lived in for more than 40 years. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts may be made to the Amos Memorial Library in Sidney in Rose Evelyn’s memory. Condolences may be expresses to the family at www.cromesfh.com.
Robert ‘Bob’ Joseph Bey CONOVER — Robert “Bob” Joseph Bey, 59, of Conover passed away unexpectedly on T h u r s d a y, March 22, 2012. Born on July 21, 1952, in Greenville, Bob was a son of the late Kenneth L. and Mary (Magato) Bey. He married Deborah Kay Kies on Aug. 16, 1980, and together they raised two children, Hannah Bey, of Columbus and Daniel (Janelle) Bey, of Conover. He is also survived by a brother, Donald L. Bey, of Pleasant Hill; a sister Judy (Gene) Dammeyer, of Covington; a brotherin-law, Jesse (Rhonda) Kies, of Rosewood; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Regina. Bob was a 1970 graduate of Troy High School. He received his bachelors degree in Education from Bowling Green University, his masters in Education from the University of Dayton, and he had a welding certification from the Hobart School of Welding, Troy. Bob served in the Ohio Army National Guard, Piqua for five
years. Bob was industrial an arts teacher whose career spanned 35 years having taught one year in Lucasville, Ohio and 34 years at Graham High School, St. Paris. He retired in 2011. Bob was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sidney. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, by the Rev Jon Schriber. Burial will follow in Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco. gathering of A friends and family will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water Street, Sidney, OH 45365 or to the American Cancer Association Ohio Division, Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com.
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MARION, Sweetser, Ind.; a Ind. — Conbrother, Jack C. stance of Carter, (Carter) GartKokomo, Ind.; land, 95, of 23 grandchilMarion, died dren; and 44 Friday, March great grandchil23, 2012, at dren. 12:15 p.m. at She was preRolling Meadceded in death ows Health Care Center, by a brother, Arnold J. LaFontaine, Ind. Carter; sister Vera LanShe was born in ning; and sisters Sarah Rome, N.Y., a daughter Roberts, Anne Daily and of the late Arnold and Gretta Cummings. Gretta (Barretta) Carter. Funeral services She married Francis will be conducted X “Bud” Gartland Jr. and Wednesday, March 28 he survives her. at St. Paul Catholic Other survivors in- Church by the Rev. clude a daughter, Mary Dan Gartland. Burial (Ronald) Vielee, of Mar- will be at Estates of ion; and sons Michael F. Serenity, Marion, (Victoria) Gartland, of Ind. Phoenix, Ariz., Francis Visitation will be X. (Judee) Garland ,of Tuesday, March 27, LaPorte, Ind., Patrick J. 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. (Susie) Gartland, of at Needham-StoreyMarion, Ind., Thomas J. Wampner Funeral Gartland, of Phoenix, Service North Chapel, Ariz. and Joseph C. 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., (Melissa) Gartland, of Marion, Ind., with a Sidney. Rosary service at 7 She is also survived p.m. by two sisters, Rita Online condolences ster, F.O.E. 1391 of Min- Ormsby, of Michigan, may be made at ster, the Minster Ath- and Patricia Ervin, of www.nswcares.com. letic Boosters, Sons of the American Legion and the Fort Loramie and Southwest Auglaize County chambers of commerce. He was the owner of Bud’s Pizza in Minster BITUARY POLICY and had been employed at Stolle Corp. and Alcoa Products of Sidney for The Sidney Daily and/or obituaries are 25 years. He enjoyed News publishes abbrevi- submitted via the famplaying cards, bowling ated death notices free ily's funeral home, aland golfing, of charge. There is a flat though in some cases a Mass of Christian $75 charge for obituar- family may choose to Burial will be cele- ies and photographs. submit the information brated at 10 a.m. Usually death notices directly. Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at St. Augustine Church by the Rev, Rick Nieberding. Burial will follow in the COLUMBUS, (AP) — micro-distilleries to operchurch cemetery. A central Ohio micro-dis- ate similarly to wineries. Friends may call tillery has become the “This is huge for us,” from 2 to 8 p.m. Tues- first such business in the said Watershed co-owner day and from 9 until state to benefit from a Greg Lehman. “We 9:30 a.m. Wednesday new law allowing sales of haven’t really been able to at Hogenkamp Fu- samples in the busi- promote tours the way we neral Home in Min- nesses’ tasting rooms. could.” ster. Columbus-based WaUnder the previous law, Memorial donations tershed Distillery re- Lehman’s business would may be made to the ceived the new liquor have to send tour groups American Cancer Soci- permit created by House to a liquor store a halfety. Condolences to the Bill 243 last week, The mile away if they wanted family may be lefty at Columbus Dispatch re- to buy a bottle of gin or www.hogenkampfh.com. ported. The law allows vodka, or even taste some.
Randall F. ‘Rocket’ Bergman MINSTER — Randall F. “Rocket” Bergman, 55, of 22 S. Webster St., died at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 3012 in the emergency room at Joint Township Hospital in St. Marys. He was born May 31, 1956, in Sidney, the son of Oscar and Barbara (Grogean) Bergman who preceded him in death. On May 26, 1979, he married Donna Wuebker in Minster and she survives along with her children, Rachel Bergman, of Minster, Ryan and Angie Bergman, of Anna, and Eric Bergman, of Minster; two grandchildren, Carson R. and Connor O. Bergman; and two stepgrandchildren, Lexi and Kiersten. Siblings include Nick and Amy Bergman, of Piqua, Greg and Lizzie Bergman, of Sidney, Sandy and John Couch, of Houston and Jill and Steve McEldowne,y of Versailles. Randy was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Min-
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IN THIS photo taken Feb. 23, Kimberly Kenney, curator at William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum poses holding up a dress worn by William McKinleyâ€™s wife Ida in Canton.
Museum restoring first ladyâ€™s dresses CANTON (AP) â€” The 19th century dresses of first lady Ida McKinley are undergoing a thorough cleaning, and detailed embroidery and beading have complicated the work. â€œShe loved embellishment and that has consaid sequences,â€? Kimberly Kenney, curator at William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, which has 20 dresses authenticated as having been worn by his wife. â€œWe have issues with beads falling off and emunraveling,â€? broidery Kenney said in an interview published in The Repository. â€œA lot of them are from New York
dressmakers â€” theyâ€™re good quality.â€? The museumâ€™s auxiliary is involved in a longterm project to raise funds to restore and preserve the dresses. Cindy Sober, the museum shop manager and a member of the auxiliary, suggested the dress project and noted that few dresses were in good enough shape to be displayed at last yearâ€™s muanniversary seum dinner. â€œCindy remembered that I had gotten dresses out and wasnâ€™t able to use all of them,â€? said Kenney. â€œIt took bringing several out to find three I could put on mannequins.â€?
REYNOLDSBURG (AP) â€” Kenzie Purtell wants to be a nurse. Lagging in math skills when she hits college would only slow her down. So when a college readiness test showed the 17-year-old Reynoldsburg High School senior would have to take makeup courses to be ready for college math, Purtell enrolled in a computer-based pilot course thatâ€™s helping kids bridge the gap. The course covers the same material that Purtell would learn if she entered remedial math as a freshman at Columbus State Community College, but itâ€™s held at her high school â€” before she graduates. Both classes even have the same teacher, Christine Rossetti. Compared to the high school work she used to, Purtell said, â€œItâ€™s a lot more independent . You can learn at your own pace.â€? More than four in 10 Ohio high school graduates get to college needing at least one remedial reading, science or math course. The makeup work is something they must complete, and pay for, before they begin earning credit toward their degree. â€œWhen you go to college, you
want to think all this cool stuff is going to happen, and youâ€™re taking 12th-grade math?â€? Ohio Gov. John Kasich said during a February forum sponsored by The Associated Press. â€œYou see a very big dropout rate.â€? Kasich, a Republican, says he finds Ohioâ€™s gap in college readiness startling. Heâ€™s assigned top education advisers to find ways to reduce the problem. The budget he signed last year required Ohio colleges and universities to develop and enact this year standards defining a student whoâ€™s ready for college-level coursework. It also mandated development of new readiness tests. â€œAs the president of one of the universities said, â€˜I have kids in remedial programs from schools that are labeled excellent,â€™â€? Kasich said. â€œSo this whole system, we just have to tell the truth about what is going on with our education system.â€? The statement may suggest that Ohio high schools, even excellent ones, are failing some students â€” that somehow an Ohio high school diploma doesnâ€™t stack up when its recipient is subjected to the rigors of college material.
Test scores suspicious DAYTON, (AP) â€” A newspaper review determined suspicious test scores from hundreds of Ohio school districts and charter schools point to the possibility that there was
cheating, though the analysis doesnâ€™t prove that. The Dayton Daily News found steep spikes and drops on standardized test scores since 2005. The review, in partnership with The Atlanta JournalConstitution, was part of a larger national analysis revealing that scores in hundreds of cities followed a pattern that, in Atlanta, indicated cheating in multiple schools.
The new law requires colleges to quantify their remedial students by school districts, which will help flesh out the situation. But Jack Cooley, Columbus Stateâ€™s chief academic officer, said the problem is one of coordination, not public schools falling short. Cooley said the state Board of Education, which sets high school graduation standards, and the Ohio Board of Regents, which sets college preparedness standards, were two entities working separately. â€œThe gap has probably existed for some time, but in the last three or four years there has emerged a real spirit of collaboration between high schools and colleges,â€? Cooley said â€œAnd once that sense of collaboration took wing, then this emerged very quickly.â€? Columbus State put Kelly Hogan, a professor of development education, in charge of developing the bridge course now offered at Reynoldsburg High School. Rossetti says it took her time to get used to the unconventional approach. Students gather quietly, without bells and with only indirect lighting, and begin their work independently.
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COLUMBUS (AP) â€” Drillers hoping to retrieve gas through Utica shale wells in eastern Ohio are drawing water for their operations from ponds and streams or purchasing it from public reservoirs, worrying environmentalists who say it might endanger water supplies for the public and wildlife if thereâ€™s not enough water for everyone. The drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, injects millions of gallons of chemical-laced water into the earth at high pressure to free gas. The geology of eastern Ohio makes it rich in resources such as propane, butane and ethane but short on groundwater for that drilling, The Columbus Dispatch reported. So drilling operations are finding water where they can. Chesapeake Energy signed an agreement with the city of Steubenville last month to take up to 700,000 gallons of water a day from a city reservoir of water from the Ohio River, at a cost of $5 for every 1,000 gallons.
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Santorum wins again WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary Saturday, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in yet another conservative Southern state. “We’re still here. We’re still fighting. We still believe, as this race really shows,” Santorum told supporters in Green Bay, Wis. Although the victory gives Santorum bragging rights and 10 more delegates, it does not change the overall dynamics of the race; the former Pennsylvania senator still dramatically lags behind Romney in the hunt for delegates to the GOP’s summertime nominating convention.
Ex-protege wins election DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — President Abdoulaye Wade conceded defeat to his former protege Macky Sall late Sunday, congratulating him several hours after polls closed when preliminary results showed the opposition candidate had trounced the 85-year-old incumbent. Wade called Sall around 9:30 p.m. (2130 GMT) Sunday to congratulate him on his victory, state television reported. The move alleviated fears that Wade would attempt to stay in office after 12 years or would challenge the runoff results. Even before Wade conceded, Sall’s supporters began celebrating in the streets of the capital, singing and marching through downtown Dakar. Some even danced on the roofs of moving vehicles, and one man did a cartwheel amid the traffic near the Place de l’Independance.
‘Hunger’ wins LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Hunger Games” has filled fan appetites with a $155 million opening weekend that puts it near the top of the domestic record book. The huge haul marks the third-best debut ever in terms of revenue, behind the $169.2 million opening for last year’s “Harry Potter” finale and the $158.4 million opening of 2008’s “The Dark Knight.”
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Queen crashes wedding LONDON (AP) — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has become a wedding crasher. The monarch dropped in moments after the nuptials of John and Frances Canning at Manchester Town Hall in northern England on Friday. The newlyweds said Saturday the queen chatted and posed for wedding photographs. The queen and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, were visiting the venue for lunch at the same time the wedding took place. “It was very special — it was so lovely that she took the trouble to speak to us,” bride Frances Canning told The Sun newspaper. The 48-year-old groom knew beforehand that the queen would be visiting the town hall, and jokingly wrote to Buckingham Palace to invite the monarch, the tabloid reported. He received a polite reply declining the invitation, but palace officials secretly arranged the meeting, the paper said.
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Battle over Obama health law reaches high court WASHINGTON (AP) — The monumental fight over a health care law that touches all Americans and divides them sharply comes before the Supreme Court on Monday. The justices will decide whether to kill or keep the largest expansion in the nation’s social safety net in more than four decades. Two years and three days after President Barack Obama signed into law a health care overhaul aimed at extending medical insurance to more than 30 million Americans, the high court begins three days of hearings over the law’s validity. The challenge from 26 states and a small business group puts the court smack in the middle of a heavily partisan fight over the president’s major domestic accomplishment and a presidential election campaign in which all his Republi-
can challengers oppose the law. If upheld, the law will force dramatic changes in the way insurance companies do business, including forbidding them from denying coverage due to pre-existing medical conditions and limiting how much they can charge older people. The law envisions that insurers will be able to accommodate older and sicker people without facing financial ruin because of its most disputed element, the requirement that Americans have insurance or pay a penalty. Another major piece of the law is an expansion of the Medicaid program for low-income Americans that will provide coverage to more than 15 million people who currently earn too much to qualify. By 2019, about 95 percent of the country will have health in-
surance if the law is allowed to take full effect, the Congressional Budget Office estimates. Reams of court filings attest that the changes are being counted on by people with chronic diseases, touted by women who have been denied coverage for their pregnancies, and backed by Americans over 50 but not yet old enough to qualify for Medicare, who face age-inflated insurance premiums. Republicans are leading the fight to kill the law either by the court or through congressional repeal. They say the worst fears about what they derisively call “Obamacare” already have come to pass in the form of higher costs and regulations, claims that the law’s supporters dispute. GOP presidential candidates all promise to repeal it
if elected. “Obamacare has already proven unpopular and unaffordable,” House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said on the law’s second anniversary. The White House says it has little doubt the high court will uphold the law, and that even its opponents will eventually change their tune. “One thing I’m confident of is, by the end of this decade, we’re going to be very glad the Republicans termed this ‘Obamacare,’ because when the reality of health care is in place, it’s going to be nothing like the kind of fear-mongering that was done,” said David Plouffe, a senior adviser to the president, said Sunday in an interview with ABC’s “This with George Week Stephanopoulos.”
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Pope to Mexico: Have hope, use faith against evil SILAO, Mexico (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI urged Mexicans to wield their faith against drug violence, poverty and other ills, celebrating Sunday Mass before a sea of hushed worshippers beneath a blazing sun in the highlight of his Mexican visit. Many in the crowd said they were gratified by Benedict’s recognition of their country’s problems and said they felt reinvigorated in what they described as a daily struggle against criminality, corruption and economic hardship. Benedict delivered the message to an estimated 350,000 people in the shadow of the Christ the King monument, one of the most important symbols of Mexican Christianity, which recalls
the 1920s Roman Catholic uprising against the anticlerical laws that forbade public worship services such as the one Benedict celebrated. The pope flew over the monument in a Mexican military helicopter en route to the Mass at Bicentennial Park, where he rode in the popemobile through the enthusiastic crowd. Often seen as austere and reserved, Benedict charmed the cheering crowd by donning a broad-brimmed Mexican sombrero that he wore on his way to the altar at the sun-drenched park. “We pray for him to help us, that there be no more violence in the country,” said Lorena Diaz, 50, who owns a jeans factory in Leon. “We
pray that he gives us peace.” Before the ceremony, the vast field was filled with noise, as people took pictures with cellphones and passed around food. But as the Mass started, all fell silent, some dropping to their knees in the dirt and gazing at the altar or giant video screens. In his homily, Benedict encouraged Mexicans to purify their hearts to confront the sufferings, difficulties and evils of daily life. It has been a common theme in his first visit to Mexico as pope: On Saturday he urged the young to be messengers of peace in a country that has witnessed the deaths of more than 47,000 people in a drug war that has escalated during a government offensive against cartels.
VICTIMS province’s Panjwai district, but demands for justice on Afghan terms have been getting louder since Bales was flown out of the country to a U.S. military prison. Many Afghans in Kandahar have continued to argue that there must have been multiple gunmen and accused the U.S. government of using Bales as a scapegoat. U.S. investigators believe the gunman returned to his base after the first attack and later slipped away to kill again. That would seem to support the U.S. government’s assertion that the shooter acted alone, since the killings would have been perpetrated over a longer period of time than assumed when Bales was detained outside his base in Kandahar province’s Panjwai district. But it also raises new questions about how the suspect could have carried out the
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Chile Sunday night, the strongest and longest that many people said they had felt since the huge quake that devastated the area two years ago. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. The quake struck at 7:30 p.m. about 16 miles (27 kilometers) north-northwest of Talca, a city of more than 200,000 people where residents said the shaking lasted about a minute. Buildings swayed in Chile’s capital 136 miles (219 kilometers) to the north, and people living along a 480-mile (770kilometer) stretch of Chile’s central coast were briefly warned to head for higher ground. Residents were particularly alarmed in Constitucion, where much of the coastal downtown at the mouth of a river was obliterated by the tsunami caused by the 8.8-magnitude quake in 2010. Panic also struck in Santiago and other cities, with people running out of skyscrapers, and many neighborhoods were left partly or totally without electrical power. Phone service collapsed due to heavy traffic. “We hope there’s been no damage to people,” said Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter, who was serving as acting president while Sebastian Pinera is on tour in Asia. Hinzpeter said authorities were conducting a thorough survey of the affected regions to look for damage. The Chilean navy’s hydrographic and oceanographic service and the national emergency office called off the tsunami warning shortly after an analysis showed the quake wasn’t the type to provoke a tsunami.
From Page 1 pre-dawn attacks without drawing attention from any Americans on the base. Bales has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and other crimes and could face the death penalty if convicted. The families of the dead received the money Saturday at the governor’s office, said Kandahar provincial council member Agha Lalai. He and community elder Jan Agha confirmed the payout amounts. Survivors previously had received smaller compensation payments from Afghan officials — $2,000 for each death and $1,000 for each person wounded. Two U.S. officials confirmed that compensation had been paid but declined to discuss exact amounts, saying only that the payments reflected the devastating nature of the incident. The officials spoke anonymously because of the
sensitivity of the subject. A spokesman for NATO and U.S. forces, Lt. Col. Jimmie Cummings, said only that coalition members often make compensation payments, but they are usually kept private. “As the settlement of claims is in most cases a sensitive topic for those who have suffered loss, it is usually a matter of agreement that the terms of the settlement remain confidential,” Cummings said. However, civilian death compensations are occasionally made public. In 2010, U.S. troops in Helmand province said they paid $1,500 to $2,000 if a civilian was killed in a military operation and $600 to $1,500 for a serious injury. The Panjwai shootings are different because they were not part of a sanctioned operation, but it is a distinction lost on many Afghans who see any civilian deaths as criminal.
The provided compensation figures would mean that at least $866,000 was paid out in all. Afghan officials and villagers have counted 16 dead — 12 in the village of Balandi and four in neighboring Alkozai — and six wounded. The U.S. military has charged Bales with 17 murders without explaining the discrepancy. The 38-year-old soldier, who is from Lake Tapps, Wash., is accused of using his 9mm pistol and M-4 rifle to kill four men, four women, two boys and seven girls, then burning some of the bodies. The ages of the children were not disclosed in the charge sheet. Bales is being held in a military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The mandatory minimum sentence if he is convicted is life imprisonment with the chance of parole. He could also receive the death penalty.
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This Evening • Versailles Health Care Center offers a free Total Joint Replacement class at 6 p.m. in the Rehab Clinic at the center, to provide information about preparation, hospital procedures, risks and rehab to people considering joint replacement. For information, call Shannon Condon at (937) 5260130. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen.
Tuesday Morning • The F. J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold Storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 3, 4 and 5.
Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 2 p.m. at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. For more information, contact Michelle at (419) 394-8252.
Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomeroy Ave. • The New Bremen Public Library will host story time at 6:30 p.m. • Blue Star Military Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, Fourth Avenue, to prepare for sending boxes to troops in April. • The Miami-Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St. at Caldwell Street. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 778-1586 or visit www.melodymenchorus.org. • The Al-Anon Sidney Group, for friends and relatives of alcoholics, meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North Street and Miami Avenue. All are welcome.
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Stuck, Leonard to wed KENTON — Kelsey Elizabeth Stuck, of Kenton, and Justin Raymond Leonard, of Ridgeway, have announced their engagement and plans to marry May 5, 2012, in Kenton. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dave and Jan Stuck, of Kenton. She graduated from Kenton High School in 2009 and is employed by McDonalds. Her fiance is the son Leonard/Stuck of Marcus and Ann (Hecht) Covert, of Ridgeway. He is a 2010 graduate of Ridgemont High School and serves in the United States Air Force.
Couple sets date CHICAGO — Elizabeth Ann Frierott and Karl Walter Wiedegreen, both of Chicago, have announced their engagement and plans to marry June 30, 2012, in the Fourth Street Presbyterian Church in Chicago. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tony and Beth Frierott, of Minster. She graduated from Minster High School in 2002. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Notre Dame in 2006, a Master of Education from John Frierott/Wiedegreen Carroll University in 2008 and a special education certificate from DePaul University in 2011. She is employed by Chicago Public Schools as a resource specialist at Burley Elementary School. Her fiance is the son of Eric and Sandy Wiedegreen, of Tallahassee, Fla. He is a 2002 graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School. A graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in science, he earned a Master of Education in 2010 from Roosevelt University. He is employed by Chicago Public Schools as a second-grade teacher at Wildwood Elementary School.
KENNEDY Jason and Lindsey • The Sidney Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge. Lunch is held until noon, fol- Kennedy, of Sidney, have announced the birth of a lowed by a club meeting and program. son, Aiden Jonathan Wednesday Evening • The MS Support Group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 Kennedy, born March 16, p.m. in St. Rita’s Rehab Outpatient Conference 2012, at 9:11 a.m. in the Room, in the basement of the 830 Medical Office Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson building on West North Street, Lima. Memorial Hospital. • The A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie offers He weighed 6 pounds, 8 baby time for babies 3 and under at 6 p.m. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of ounces, and was 18 1/2 Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, inches long. He was welcomed 320 E. Russell Road. home by his brother, • Stokes Lodge 305, Free and Accepted Masons, meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Lodge, Port Brayden, 4, and his sister, Norah, 1. Jefferson. All Master Masons are welcome. His maternal grandThursday Morning parents are Tom and • The New Bremen Public Library will hold Ginny Sutton, of Pawley’s story time at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. Island, S.C. Thursday Afternoon His paternal grandpar• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at ents are David Kennedy, Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • The Amos Memorial Public Library offers homework help from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
of Sidney, and Mary Bell, of Jackson Center. His stepgrandparents are Brenda Kennedy, of Sidney, and Russ Bell, of Jackson Center. His great-grandmother is Nina Bertch, of Sidney. His mother is the former Lindsey Sutton, Sidney. WYAN Matt and Lindsay Wyan, of Sidney, have announced the birth of a son, Grant Matthew, born March 14, 2012, at 8:40 p.m. in the CopelandEmerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 7
ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Avery, 2. His maternal grandparents are Mike and Patti Shaffer, of Sidney. His paternal grandparents are Mark and Kim Casto, of Piqua, and Steve and Bette Wyan, of Milford. His great-grandparents are Don and Sarah Shaffer, of Sidney, and Bob and Dixie Wyan, Jim and Marilyn Putterbaugh and Helen Casto, all of Piqua. His mother is the former Lindsay Shaffer, of Sidney.
Friday Morning • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts story time for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155.
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Speaker to play William T. Sherman PIQUA – To commemorate the American Civil War and the role played by the Johnston Farm, the Johnston Farm Friends Council will present Frank Bullock from Sherman’s hometown of Lancaster as William Tecumseh in “An Sherman Evening with General Sherman,” April 12 at the Piqua Country Club. A dessert reception at 7:30 p.m. will precede Bullock’s presentation. Should guests wish, they may make reservations for a period dinner at the Piqua Country Club, to be served at 6p.m., preceding the dessert reception and presentation. The presentation and dessert reception is $30
per person, $25 for Johnston Farm Friends Council or Ohio Historical Society members. The dinner at 6 p.m. is $30 per person. Reservations are due by April 6 at (800) 7522619. The Johnston Farm served as Camp Piqua in the late summer of 1862 as both the 94th and 110th O.V.I. were mustered into the service of the Union. Some of the men who came into service at Camp Piqua later became a part of Sherman’s forces. One of John Johnston’s sons and several grandsons served the Union Army in the War Between the States, though not with General Sherman. “An Evening with
General Sherman” is a fundraiser to support the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. Bullock is a lifelong central Ohioan. After graduating from Rio Grande University, he obtained his master’s degree from Xavier University. He has been a student of the Civil War for several decades and a volunteer at the Sherman House in Lancaster since 2000. In 2003, Bullock began bringing Sherman to life for audiences. Bullock is also involved in the drive to save a Parrott Rifle cannon that Sherman donated to the Ben Butterfield Post of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1882.
Church women meet MAPLEWOOD — At its March meeting, Maplewood United Methodist Women discussed plans for a number of projects and events. Flora Baker told the group of a district UMW meeting to be April 21 in Dayton. President Judy Vance presented the details of the School in Christian Mission which is at the Ohio Northern Campus
in Ada. Health kits are to be made and assembled. They will be taken to annual conference in June. It was stressed to follow guidelines very carefully. Plans were completed for the annual Shelby County Genealogical dinner. Phyllis Clinehens announced the menu and listed various commit-
tees and helpers. Brenda Baker announced plans for the Know Thy annual Neighbor evening. It will be at the church April 12 at 7 p.m. Members are to bring finger foods. All area Methodist women are invited. Nikky Schaffer as hostess for the meeting. The devotional was given by Elaine Mitchell.
Former mayor and wife celebrate 70 years SAVANNAH, Ga. — Charles C. and Mary Lou Williams celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 4, 2012, at a luncheon hosted by their children at River’s Edge in Savannah, Ga. Charles and the former Mary Lou Batton were married Feb. 4, 1942, in Brandon, Miss., in the home of the minister. They were on a double date, driving around, and it was mentioned that they were in the “marrying town,” so, after some discussion, Charles and Mary Lou eloped and were married that evening by the Rev. W.H. Wood. were Witnesses Frances Wallace, of Wesson, Miss., and Bernie Gasaway, of Sidney. Charles is the son of the late George E. and Florence Faye (Hollingsworth) Williams. He had one brother, Robert G. Williams, who is now deceased. Mary Lou is the daughter of the late Edward C. and Lottie Mae (Goodwin) Batton. She has a sister and brotherin-law, Sarah and Frank Yocom, of Little Rock, Ark., and a deceased brother, Edward C. Batton Jr. The couple met in Jackson, Miss. Charles
Mr. and Mrs. Williams was in the military and owned a car, so he often provided transportation for his military buddies when they went on dates. Mary Lou was working as a secretary. One night, her regular date had to cancel out to fulfill his military duties, and her other friends on the would-be triple date asked if their buddy, Chuck, could go instead. Because Mary Lou didn’t want to miss out on any of the dancing, she said, “Yes.” Chuck and Mary Lou never saw their other dates again. They are the parents of two living daughters and two sons-in-law, Candi Williams, of Savannah, Ga.; Holly and Terry Lunsford, of Cordova, Tenn., and Howard Eisenhut, of Charleston, S.C.; a son, Jeff Williams, of St. Simons Island, Ga., a deceased daughter, Penny Dulaney Eisen-
hut, and a deceased sonin-law, Frank Dulaney. They have five living grandchildren: Laura Dulaney, Scott Dulaney, Jeffery Williams, Jason Williams and Sarah Lunsford. One grandson, Brent Lunsford, is deceased. They have five great-grandchildren: Hannah and Rachel Williams, Brent and Abi Wilson, and Maggie Dulaney Langford. Charles was formerly the manager of Sherwin Williams Paint in Sidney and he served as mayor of Sidney in the mid1960s. Mary Lou was a homemaker and bank teller. They attend the Methodist church. They enjoy spending time with their family and friends. Cards may be sent to them at 6206 Waters Ave. #206, Savannah, GA 31406.
Nicholas School has new scholarships to give PIQUA — The Nicholas School has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education as one of the first providers of the new Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship. The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship program provides scholarships to students who are in kindergarten through 12th grade and have individualized edu-
cation programs (IEP) from their districts of residence. The amount of the scholarship is based on the student’s disability identified on the IEP. The scholarship may provide up to $20,000 towards educational services. The Ohio Department of Education is accepting applications from through April 15 for fall enrollment in the 2012 -
2013 school year. Nicholas School is a private, nonprofit Keighth grade, special needs school that is chartered by the State of Ohio. Nicholas School serves children who are experiencing difficulties associated with brain related conditions, including traumatic brain injury, autism, Down Syndrome and learning disabilities, as well as
Habitat Computer security launches topic for users group The Tri-county Com- niques to try if a comwebsite puter Users Group will puter is infected. They Shelby County Habitat for Humanity has launched a new website, its board members learned during their March meeting recently. At www.shcohabitat. com, the public can apply for housing or Habitat for Humanity membership. The board welcomed four new members and discussed the possibility of teaming with the local homebuilder’s association and Agape to assist with rehabbing existing homes in Shelby County. The board also discussed the possibility of disseminating information at a booth during this year’s farmer’s market. People interested in joining the board or volunteering for the organization and those seeking information about housing should call 492-6922 or visit the website.
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During its March meeting, the Shelby County Historical Society (SCHS) board of trustees approved participating in an alliance with other historical societies in the county. “All of the Shelby County historical societies are joining hands to create an alliance,” said SCHS Director Tilda Phlipot. “We’re going to join forces and help each other.” The new group will be called the Shelby County History Al-
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liance. The initiative will allow SCHS and societies in Fort Loramie, Jackson Center, Botkins and Anna to do joint fundraising, exhibits and preservation projects. The board also heard reports about upcoming projects: SCHS is working with the other historical societies to collect artifacts for an exhibit at the Ross Historical Center, SCHS’s home, called “Voices of the Villages.” It will open in
April and run through July. Herman Viola has been confirmed as a speaker for a Native American gathering to be presented by SCHS in September. He will speak to Sidney High School students while he is in town. Author Becky Powers will return to Sidney for a program at the center April 19. SCHS will host a cemetery tour in June and a ghost tour in October.
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Rural crime: It can happen to you courage a contemplated attempt. Here are some steps to lessen the chances of becoming the target of a theft or burglary: 1. Keep your vehicles locked and secure the keys inside. Keep valuable tools and portable machinery in sturdy outbuildings or barns and secure them with strong doors and deadbolt locks. 2. Avoid a regular schedule. Come and go on your property at varying times, and avoid predictable absences in case someone is observing your habits. 3. Keep all doors locked (house, barns, sheds etc.), even when you are home. Close your garage doors when leaving — don’t advertise your absence. 4. Make your home look and sound occupied. When you’re away, leave
Producers reminded of sign-up deadline Prior to the land into the “busyness” of the Conservation Prospring farming Reserve season, producgram (CRP) coners are encourtinues through aged to contact April 6. Curthe FSA office rently enrolled and schedule an CRP lands, that appointment for expire on Sept. either Direct FSA news 30, 2012, may Countercyclical Roger Lentz also submit an Payment (DCP) offer to re-enroll or Average Crop Revenue these acreages. Election (ACRE) program Provisions of the genenrollment. eral sign-up require an Each program re- Environmental Benefits quires an annual sign-up Index (EBI) and evaluafor program benefits. The tion to rank CRP eligibilenrollment deadline for ity. This includes an either program is June 1. evaluation of the water, FSA computes DCP wildlife, soil and air-qualProgram payments using ity benefits of enrolling base acres and payment the land for a 10-15-year yields established for period. Land accepted each farm and eligible into the program will be producers receive direct determined after the enpayments at rates appli- rollment period and cable for that acreage. Di- USDA analyzes the data rect payment rates are from offers submitted. established by statue re- Contact the FSA office for gardless of market prices. complete CRP enrollment details. Safety net The optional ACRE Failed wheat Program provides a In the event of a failed safety net based on state acreage of soft red winrevenue losses and acts ter (SRW) wheat, proin place of the price-based ducers are advised to safety net of counter- contact the county office cyclical payments under prior to destroying the DCP. A payment is based crop. Form CCC-576, Noon a revenue guarantee tice of Loss, and Form calculated using a five- FSA-578, Report of year average state yield Acreage, should be comand the most recent two- pleted. In the event of a year national price appli- disaster-compensation cable to each eligible program, or to document commodity. For this cur- planted-acreage-history rent year, the two-year credit, a record of the price average will be wheat-planted acreage based on the 2010 and would be on file with 2011 crop years. FSA. No advance payment If the wheat is inis authorized for either sured, the producer program and all pay- should contact the insurments will be disbursed ance agent for advice during October. The June and instructions for the 1 deadline for sign-up failed acres. The field(s) and the submission of all may need to be apsignatures, required doc- praised. uments, etc., is mandaThe unusually warm tory for all participants. winter and early spring Contact the county office weather could cause to request an appoint- quality and storability ment for program sign- problems for grain in up. farm storage structures. A general sign-up for The warm ambient temthe enrollment of eligible peratures and quality of
some 2011 grain may enhance spoilage. Producers are advised to monitor grain-storage structures on a regular basis and preserve what you have produced. Any loss of quality and/or quality of CCC-mortgaged commodities shall be borne by the loan borrower.
Signature policy Husbands and wives may sign certain documents on behalf of each other for FSA and Commodity Credit Corp. programs in which either has an interest. This option is automatically available unless a written request for exclusion is made to the county office staff by either spouse. There are exceptions to the rule, where spouses may not sign on behalf of each other for partnerships, joint ventures, corporations or other similar entities. Individual signatures are also required on certain Farm Loan Program and Farm Storage Facility Loan documents. For more clarification on spousal signature authority, feel free to contact your local FSA office.
Records request The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) mandates that any request for FSA records, (attorneys, auctioneers, crop insurance personnel, other producers, etc.) shall be submitted to the county office in writing. The agency normally has 20 days to respond to a request. A charge for certain records may be assessed. The Privacy Act (PA) allows an individual to access and/or review their respective FSA record. The writer is executive director of the Shelby County Farm Service Agency.
your draperies and shades in their normal position. At night, leave on an inner light and use automatic timers to turn lights on and off again a few hours later. 5. Don’t leave keys to your house or buildings hidden outside, and don’t leave messages for visitors or delivery services on your door. A community crimeprevention program can dramatically lower the burglary and break-in rate in your area. Watch over your neighbors’ property and report suspicious people, vehicles or activity promptly to your law enforcement agency. Notify neighbors when you will be away — but don’t advertise your absence to the entire community. Know when your neighbors are away. Studies have shown
the use of recognizable, traceable markings on your personal property enhances the chances of recovering your lost or stolen items; discourages their theft; and increases the probability of apprehending and prosecuting the criminal. Most items are stolen for resale; marking your property complicates this as would-be thieves will usually seek easier targets: 1. Use your driver’s license number as a personal identification number. 2. Photograph each valuable item of property not lending itself to ordinary marking methods, due to surfaces, aesthetics, etc. Place a card with your personal number in the photograph. 3. Maintain inventory sheets of all marked property, including de-
scription, individual item inventory number, and the value and location of visible and hidden numbers. Include manufacturer numbers as well. Keep in a safe place with other valuable documents. Use Neighborhood Watch Inventory Records for this purpose. 4. Report lost or stolen property immediately and provide all information as to markings and descriptions, as maintained on your inventory forms. This information can be entered in the stolen articles file of the FBI’s National Criminal Information Center computer, which increases the chances of recovery. If you have any further questions, call the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office and ask to speak to the crime-prevention officer at 498-1111.
Awards presented at annual county dairy banquet FORT LORAMIE — The Shelby County Dairyman’s Association held its annual banquet March 15 at St Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. Seventy-eight members guests and industry supporters attended the event. Association President Greg Borchers was the master of ceremonies. Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart was the featured speaker for the evening, addressing the crowd on the issue of rural crime prevention. Lenhart listed reasons why farms have become targets, methods for “hardening” the target, and gave suggestions on how to mark property to enhance the chance of recovery. During the award session of the program, several Shelby County herds were recognized for exceptional achievement in three areas of animal husbandry. The first award went to the five highest milk -roducing herds, as measured by the official milk-testing program. They are Bill and Pat Wehrman, of Anna; Rick Geyer and Anita Ambos, of Botkins; Bob Kohler and Family, of Botkins; Steve and Marlene Steinke, of Anna; and Mike, Jeff and Dan Schafer, of Russia. The second award was earned by herds that produced the highest-quality milk as measured by the lowest somatic cell-count score. These five herds were managed by Doug and Sandy Gehret, of Fort Your Link to the Community
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Bobby Mosher, vice president for agricultural administration and dean at The Ohio State University, introduced this year’s panelists, who focused their remarks on the 2012 Farm Bill. Participants included Adam Sharp, vice president of public policy, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF); Bart Fischer, chief economist, House Committee on Agriculture; Karl Gebhardt, chief, Division of Soil and Water Resources, Ohio Department of Natural Resources; and Michael Torrey, president and chief executive officer, Michael Torrey Associates. Sharp, a partner in his family’s dairy and grain farm in Fairfield County, was asked to lay out the range of options in a new farm bill under Title 1, the commodity title. A former counselor on agricultural policy to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Sharp said his comments were based on conversations with various farm organization representatives, members of Congress, the Ag Committee staff and others. “The Joint Select Committee’s ‘Secret Farm Bill’ was drafted in the fall (2011),” he began. “Details were never released but I think we have to look at that ‘deal’ as an indicator of where we may head with a new bill.” “If we look at the economy now and where we are headed, we are in the toughest spot we’ve ever been,” said Sharp, noting that the total Farm Bill spending may be cut by $23 billion over the next decade, including $15 billion from the commodity title. Other indicators of the “deal,” he added, in-
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SPEAKER OF the U. S. House of Representatives, John Boehner (right) chats with Charles Wildman prior to the start of Saturday’s Farm Forum at Troy Christian Elementary School. clude the elimination of gram for the country or direct payments, ACRE, different programs for difSURE and CCP as cur- ferent regions of crops? rently written. Some are calling for set“Of $64 billion in (the) asides and storage procommodity title,” he grams. Crop insurance is added, “77 percent, or the core of many of these three-quarters. of it goes programs and it must be to direct payment.” kept affordable.” Marketing loans and He cautioned audience crop insurance, he sug- members, “Let’s not forget gested, would be main- that the total farm bill is tained, and the bill would less than 2 percent of the offer replaced programs annual federal budget. with three options, in- Seventy-five percent of cluding a Stacked Income the farm bill is food and Protection Plan (Stax)- nutrition programs. Less cotton only, based on than one-quarter of 1 perplanted acres); a multi- cent of the federal annual year, shallow loss Ag Risk budget is commodity proCoverage (ARC); and a grams (7 percent of the Target Price Program Farm Bill). with higher target prices “We’re at a historical based on planted acres. turning point for farmOther ideas, Sharp said, ers,” said Sharp, who also include a Systemic Risk advocated engaging conReduction Program sumers as to what they (SRRP) and various ver- want in the future as well sions of “multi-year loss” as working with agribusipresented at the Farm ness leaders, which also Bill hearing by commod- was echoed by Gebhardt. ity groups a week ago. One panelist sugSharp said myriad is- gested, “Agriculture will sues need to be consid- take a big budget hit” and ered in the future. “the community must be “This is the end of a di- willing to do its part. We rect payment era — take great pride (in our what’s next?” he asked. industry) and it’s not in “Do we need a single pro- the best interest to jeop-
ardize production. We can’t solve the budget on the backs of farmers.” Congressional research indicates that “ongoing budget deliberations by the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction have generated concerns that a farm bill to reauthorize farm programs expiring in 2012 may be written by budget negotiators, rather than the respective House and Senate Agriculture committees. Various federal budget proposals have emerged that recommend lower federal spending, including cuts to agriculture programs ranging from $10 billion to $40 billion over 10 years. In response, members of Congress, the administration and a number of farm groups have put forward proposals to reduce government expenditures on farm subsidies and revise farm programs. Many of these farm proposals were unveiled in September 2011 as the JSCDR began its deliberations on governmentwide budget cuts, the panel said. It was the consensus at Saturday’s forum that the 2012 Farm Bill will pass this year. Fischer predicted, “It’s a little hard to forecast before committee action … but I expect it will happen by early summer. Passage will hinge on the Senate.” Added Gebhardt “It will happen, but what it looks like is anybody’s guess.” “I agree,” Sharp said. “‘What happens if it doesn’t pass?’ is the question. If you talk $23 billion in cuts today, it can only become deeper. We need to pass a Farm Bill sooner vs. later.”
The former vice president suffered a heart attack in 2010, his fifth since the age of 37. That same year, he had surgery to have a small pump installed to help his heart keep working. Called a “left ventricular assist device,” or LVAD, that device took over the job of the heart’s main pumping chamber, powered by special batteries worn in a fanny pack. It helps a person live a fairly normal life while awaiting a heart transplant, although some people receive it as permanent therapy. It was one of the few steps left, short of a transplant, to stay alive in the face of what he acknowledged was “increasing congestive heart failure.” In January 2011, Cheney said he was getting by on the battery-powered heart pump, which made it “awkward to walk around.” He also said he hadn’t made a decision yet on a transplant, but that “the technology is getting better and better.” Cheney said then that he’d “have to make a decision at some point whether I want to go for a transplant.” By that point, Cheney had been dealing with cardiovascular problems for more than two decades. In 1988, he had quadruple bypass surgery, two artery-clearing angioplasties and the operation to implant a pacemaker, a device that monitored his heartbeat. In 2005, Cheney had six hours of surgery on his legs to repair a kind
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Doctors doubt favoritism in transplant CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors say it is unlikely that former Vice President Dick Cheney got special treatment when he was given a new heart that thousands of younger people also were in line to receive. After spending nearly two years on a waiting list, Cheney received a transplant Saturday. The 71year-old underwent surgery at the same Virginia hospital where doctors implanted a small heart pump that has kept him alive the past few years. Cheney was recovering Sunday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. He had severe congestive heart failure and had suffered five heart attacks over the past 25 years. Dr. Allen Taylor, cardiology chief at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, said Sunday that the heart transplant waitlist is “a very regiand fair mented process, and heavily policed.” of aneurysm, and in March 2007, doctors discovered deep venous thrombosis in his left lower leg. An ultrasound a month later showed the clot was getting smaller.
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BOOMERS as an increasingly older population draws on scarce public resources. Kathryn McGrew understands the alarm but thinks the challenge can be met. “The thinking goes, our society is aging so fast, we’re going to be hit with an avalanche of older people demanding services we can’t provide,” said McGrew, a gerontologist and research fellow at the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. “We think there are ways that society can adapt,” she said, like by adjusting Social Security and Medicaid benefits. That will require political consensus. The individual challenges will be harder to overcome. Losing a job, like losing a loved one, is one of life’s tragedies. It’s a tragedy easier to recover from when you’re twenty or thirty something. Mark Miller had spent almost his entire career in retail management when, at age 55, a district manager called him into the office on Jan. 11, 2011. “He said, ‘We have to let you go,’” recalled Miller, who managed a CVS store and pharmacy in Mayfield Heights. He had heard rumblings of a corporate restructuring growing larger, but he was busy running a drugstore with diminished staff. “I said, ‘Today?’” “He said, ‘Today.’” No severance package. No bon voyage. Miller was one of hundreds unceremoniously trimmed from the payroll. At first, he sought to get back into his profession, hoping to manage another store. He figured he and his wife could get by on unemployment insurance and her salary as a legal secretary. “I like working with people, hiring and training, building a team,” Miller said. But after 14 months without work, he’s learned some hard truths. He’s now willing to accept part-time jobs, even entry-level positions. “What I found out is, there’s lot of people looking for work,” he said gravely. He’s a soft-spoken man who draws strength from a supportive wife and from his faith. He notes that Ray Kroc started McDonald’s at age 52. “You have to believe the sun is behind the clouds,” he said. “It’s only temporary. You just have to tell yourself that.” At a certain age, temporary setbacks have greater consequences. For people on the threshold of retirement, there’s little time left to replenish a bank account or re-launch a career. Yet, that is what many baby boomers must do, experts say. A generation once credited with changing the rules and changing the world may have to do it again. “I call these transformative years for baby boomers,” said McGrew. “They are in times they did not anticipate and they have to transform the way they think about the future. It can be really exciting, but it can be daunting and scary as well.” Kindred spirits at the job club Shortly after 10 a.m. on a recent Monday, 19 men
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and women ringed a table in a conference room at the Shaker Heights Library. The oldest was a 60 something unemployed marketexecutive. The ing youngest, 13 weeks, wriggled in the arms of his dad, an out-of-work librarian. They were ready for Monday Morning Jump Start, the weekly kick-off meeting of the Career Transition Center, where unemployed boomers come to kvetch, strategize and re-energize. Bonnie Dick, a veteran career counselor, helped launch the center in December, aiming to get despondent older job-seekers out of Panera and in front of people who can help them. “So many baby boomers were falling through the cracks,” says Dick, a 74year-old wisp of a woman with the energy of a teenager. “The middle management people were often the first ones to be downsized, and they had nowhere to go.” She starts the meeting by insisting everyone deliver their 30-second commercial, a quick pitch describing who they are, what they do, and why someone should hire them. Dick encourages her clients to polish the act at home in front of a mirror. This day, 48-year-old Paul Holter, who was downsized out of a management position at Case Western Reserve University, adds a boomer’s touch to the routine. “Read it to your teenager,” he suggests. “If I can get to 30 seconds without an eye roll, I know I’m doing pretty good.” The room erupts in laughter, which rains like balm upon weary souls. Anger and frustration are common emotions at the job club. So is exasperation. Few were prepared for job hunting in a digital age, where employers prefer electronic communication. Resumes disappear into cyberspace. Rare is the job seeker who hears a human voice. When a club member does score an interview, it’s often with someone younger, less experienced. At one point, Dick cautions a group member from referring to her “extensive experience” in project management, lest she highlight her age. “I’m proud of my experience,” Rivka Goldstein protests good-naturedly. “There’s so many people who are young and successful in business. But they’re so stupid.” More laughs and even some applause. Dick is enthused. “Speak well to yourselves,” she declares. “Job
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Local baby boomers hit by job loss BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER email@example.com For local baby boomers, the recession has caused many to become unemployed or underemployed. Jim and Elaine Fitchpatrick, of Sidney, experienced first hand the loss of steady income after Jim lost his full time job which he had held for 34 years. Jim worked in the tool and die industry and was a supervisor during the last several years before being downsized. He was able to find a job as a machinist but that job slowed down and he was unemployed from a full time job for about three years. According to Jim it was a rough patch but he and his wife worked part time jobs to make ends meet and also changed some of their habits. “We cut back on things like cell phones, internet and dining out,” said Jim. “We started making just one trip to the store and learned to cut back and do what you can do.” After working with Experience Works and several temp agency jobs, Jim started working for a company and after working for two weeks,he was offered a job in tooling. He is now working there full time. “I miss my old job and I miss the people,” said Jim. “But I like what I’m doing now.” Being a member of the baby boomer generation, Jim thinks his age may have played a factor in his unemployment and he feels that employers need to look at people without looking at their age. “I think older people can be some of the better workers. I saw that as a supervisor,” said Jim. “Companies just need to start looking at the older workforce because a lot of them have skills but might not have the computer knowledge. We didn’t have all of this stuff that the younger kids have grown up with but we can still work.” search can be demeaning. I want you to stop beating up on yourselves.” They depart vowing to network. What will they find in the weeks and months ahead? The out-
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to find work, career counselors say. But it’s often in a new field and for decidedly lower status and pay. Two years ago, Michael Tew was earning $85,000 a year as a production planner for Goodyear in Akron. At 61 years old, he was escorted out the door and into his first taste of unemployment. Today, he earns $8 an hour as a driver for a Buick dealership. It was all he could find. The gregarious man has accepted that this might be how his career ends. “Not everybody has a happy ending,” Tew said. “This is kind of as happy as mine is getting — and I’m okay with that.” According to a Rutgers University survey of the unemployed, more than half of the Great Recession victims who have found jobs are making less money. Nearly one-third are making more than 30 percent less. Meanwhile, people are working longer into their golden years and that’s not likely to change, says Sara Rix, a senior strategic adviser for the AARP’s Public Policy Institute. Today, 32 percent of people aged 65 to 69 are still in the workforce; compared to 18 percent in 1985. Many continue working because they enjoy it, certainly, but many soldier on because they must. They lack the financial resources to maintain their lifestyle, Rix said. On Wednesday, the series continues with thow the recession has delivered the boomer bust.
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workers. But displaced baby boomers face their own special purgatory. Once unemployed, older workers are out of work longer. And the older they are, the harder it is to get back to hard-earned careers. Many a Woodstock alumnus has slipped into the era’s most dreaded classification: long-term unemployed. A recent national survey found that job seekers 55 and older had been out of work a numbing 56 weeks, which is 20 weeks longer than the average furlough for younger job seekers. More than half of older job-seekers were considered long-term unemployed, having been out of work six months or more. Throw in plummeting home values, diminished 401k plans and threats to Medicare and Social Security, and it’s no wonder many baby boomers now look warily toward retirement and question what happened to their world. “We find ourselves at the vortex of a perfect storm,” said Frederick Lynch, a sociologist who forecasts a contentious future for boomers in his book, “One Nation under AARP: The Fight Over Medicare, Social Security and America’s Future.” Anticipating steady labor and a comfortable retirement, Lynch said, his generation met globalization, outsourcing, gamechanging technology and a preference for younger workers. As they face layoffs and rejection, some older workers blame age discrimination. Others cite simple economics. Experienced workers tend to earn higher salaries, and stress the company health care plan, making them fatter targets for downsizing employers. Older workers are also, according to the stereotype, slower to embrace new technology and new ways of doing things. That can make landing a job far tougher for an unemployed 50 year old, especially with generations younger swelling the crowd. Dallas Davis, an unemployed sheet metal worker in Cincinnati, took computer classes while looking for work and touted his new skills at job interviews. “But the job market is so different now,” said Davis, 53.“Instead of being one of five people, you’re one of 100, or one of thousands going for the job.” For many of the nation’s 78 million boomers, retirement planning has been replaced by crisis planning. Those without jobs are scrambling to find one. Those with jobs are hanging on tight. “I think we’re going through this huge fundamental change,” said Lynch. “We thought we would have our parents’ lives. Then came this earthquake that many people still don’t see.” Beware the silver tsunami The boomers will not suffer alone. There are too many of them, especially in staid, low-immigration states like Ohio, where they dominate the workforce and civic life. As baby boomers struggle, so will their communities.As they put off retirement, younger workers will find fewer job openings, forcing youthful talent to move away. Already, Ohio’s workforce is growing older at a quickening pace. People aged 45 to 64 now account for 53 percent of the workforce, up from 44 percent a decade ago, lending the Buckeye state one of the oldest workforces in America. Some demographers warn of a “silver tsunami”
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BY FRANCIS DRAKE What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read the forecast given for your birth sign. For Tuesday, March 27, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is not a typical day. New people will enter your life. Strange events might occur around you. It’s all very fascinating, but at least you’re not bored! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Keep an eye on your cash flow and your possessions today. You might find money; you might lose money. In fact, guard your possessions against loss or theft. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The Moon is in your sign today, dancing with wild, unpredictable Uranus. This makes you feel freedom-loving and ready to explore new territories. You feel younger today! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you feel restless today, don’t worry. This is typical for today. Everyone feels unusually spontaneous and slightly confused because of unexpected happenings around them. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You might meet someone unBY FRANCIS DRAKE What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read the forecast given for your birth sign. For Wednesday, March 28, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Remember that the next month is your turn to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year, because the Sun is in your sign. Do make the most of this! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Work alone or behind the scenes so you have time to strategize what you want your new year (birthday to birthday) to be all about. How do you want it to be different from last year? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The month ahead is a much more popular time for you! Accept all invitations. Enjoy schmoozing with others. Discuss your dreams for the future with others. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) People definitely will notice you more in the month ahead (especially bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs). Furthermore, they think you look great!
usual today. Or perhaps, someone you already know does or says something that surprises you. This person could even influence your thoughts about your goals. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Bosses, parents and authority figures are very unpredictable today. They might say something that makes you want to quit your job or rebel. Don’t do this. Give everything a sober second thought. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Travel opportunities might fall in your lap today. Alternatively, trips you were planning to take might be delayed or canceled. Educational schedules also might change at the last minute. (Yikes!) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Keep an eye on your bank account, and ditto for your possessions. Surprises with inheritances, shared property and insurance matters could catch you off guard. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Partners and close friends might surprise you by saying or doing something quite unexpected today. Someone might want more freedom in the relationship. (This someone could be you.)
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Interruptions to your workday are likely. Computer crashes, power outages, fire drills and staff shortages are par for the course. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Parents and caregivers should be vigilant with their children today, because this is an accidentprone day for your kids. However, it’s a very creative, artistic day! (Surprises and romance are likely as well.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Unexpected company might drop by today. (Stock the fridge so that you are prepared.) Family relations and real estate deals also are full of surprises. Be prepared! YOU BORN TODAY You are feisty and independent, so much so that many of you like to shock others with your unique way of doing things. You’re extremely hardworking, reliable and dependable. Nevertheless, you like to call your own shots and do things your own way. Lucky you — your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of Mariah Carey, singer; Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson, singer; Quentin Tarantino, film director.
LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Travel will please you in the next few weeks, because you’re interested in expanding your horizons. You want adventure and an opportunity to learn something new. Yes! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Focus on red-tape details about inheritances, wills, estates, banking, insurance matters, taxes and shared property. You have the energy and patience to tackle this now. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) In the month ahead, you will have to get more sleep than usual. The Sun (your source of energy) is now as far away from your sign as it gets all year. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You have high energy now to work hard to get better organized. This same energy translates into a desire to improve your health as well. Go, go, go! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A playful month ahead is promising for your sign. Enjoy romance, love affairs, vacations, fun times with children and all sports events. Yeehaw! CAPRICORN
(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) For the next six weeks or so, your focus will be on home, family and domestic matters. Entertain at home. You also might want to redecorate or make repairs. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) The pace of your days definitely will accelerate during the next five to six weeks. Just accept this and go with the flow. Short trips, errands and increased reading and writing are likely. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) “Show me the money!” You’re definitely focused on working hard to boost your earnings now and in the next month. This is good, because you can be successful. YOU BORN TODAY You have two personas: One that is public and one that is private. (You fiercely protect your private life.) You are hardworking and independent, and you work well with others. Friendships matter to you. Many of you are highly original and artistic. This year, something you’ve been involved with for nine years will diminish in order to make room for something exciting and new. Birthdate of: Lady Gaga, singer; Karen Kain, ballerina; Fra Bartolommeo, artist.
Wallace likes readers’ advice READERS: to do it again to Recently, a her and to other young lady from girls. This is Newark, N.J., clearly sexual was concerned harassment, covbecause a guy ered by federal who is a “flirt” law, and she kept sending should take the her notes in note and immetheir English ’Tween diately hand it to class asking if the teacher. The she was a virgin, 12 & 20 teacher should Dr. Robert and she asked be a mandatory Wallace me what she reporter and will should do to get get the school him to stop harassing administration involved. her. I enjoy your column! In a column, I told her From Mom/Teacher, in to stop reading the notes Illinois: “Nameless” sat and simply throw them next to a popular boy in away and the “flirt” class who is a big flirt would eventually stop and writes her a daily sending the notes. A note asking if she is a virgreat number of readers gin. You told her not to scolded me for not treat- answer his question (I ing this as sexual harass- agree with you there), ment and for not but then basically told providing the young lady her that she has to hanwith better advice. She dle this matter herself. should now forget mine You said she should and follow the advice of throw away his notes unsome of my readers. The read. Dr. Wallace, this following letters are typi- young lady is being sexucal of the hundreds I ally harassed in her Enghave received and not lish class! Day after day, one liked my advice. she is being subjected to From a teacher in unwanted sexual quesMinnesota: As a high tions from this boy durschool teacher, I must tell ing class. you that you are way off At the very least, he is the mark in your re- violating school policy. sponse to Nameless in This girl should tell her Newark. She was the parents, document his acEnglish class student tions for a week and keep who had a boy sitting be- all of the notes. Then, toside her who was putting gether with her parents, notes on her desk every bring the evidence to day asking if she was a school administrators virgin. This is clearly sex- and demand that the boy ual harassment and be dealt with according should be reported imme- to the school’s sexual hadiately to the teacher and rassment policy. then to the administraRESPONDERS: tion if it doesn’t stop. There is one nice thing I read your letter to about writing a daily my classes this morning, syndicated column. With and all the girls agreed the help of our readers, I that this was clearly a can correct my errors. case of harassment. They Thanks for your excellent also agreed that the girl advice. should have reported the incidents to the teacher. Dr. Robert Wallace We hope that you will welcomes questions from print the letter again and readers. Although he is let this girl know that unable to reply to all of she does not have to tol- them individually, he will erate this behavior from answer as many as possithe male student in this ble in this column. Email class or in any other set- him at rwallace@galesting. burg.net. To find out more From Nameless, Lake about Dr. Robert Wallace Charles, La.: Believe you and read features by missed this one. Not ac- other Creators Syndicate cepting the note or tak- writers and cartoonists, ing it and crumpling it up visit the Creators Syndiwithout reading it only cate website at www.creleaves the boy in position ators.com.
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Eppley is the son of Melody and Gail Eppley, of Sidney, and is a 2009 graduate of Sidney High School.
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Sunrise/sunset Tonight’s sunset........................ 7:55 p.m. Tuesday sunrise ........................7:28 a.m.
Tuesday sunset .........................7:57 p.m. Wednesday sunrise...................7:26 a.m.
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Leg arteries suffer illness too DEAR DR. become painful DONOHUE: I when a person have peripheral walks. People can vascular disease predict almost to with a blockage the precise numof an artery in ber of steps when my thigh area. I pain will occur. If had the Rotothey stop and Rooter done on it, rest, the pain as well as a by- To your leaves, and they pass graft and a can continue on. good clot-buster. All Depending on have failed. I saw health where the blockon TV an artifi- Dr. Paul G. age is, pain is felt cial graft. Will in the buttocks, Donohue you please tell thighs, hips or me about it, and where it calves. is done? — A.B. One way to detect the ANSWER: Peripheral blockage is to take the vascular disease, also blood pressure at the ancalled peripheral artery kles and in the arms. disease, is blocked circu- Both should show the lation in a major leg ar- same pressure. If the leg tery. It’s the same pressure is lower than process that goes on in the arm pressure, that heart arteries that even- indicates a clogged artually leads to a heart at- tery. tack if not treated. Controlling blood Cholesterol and other pressure, not smoking, material build up on the reducing weight if appliwall of the artery and ob- cable, lowering cholesstruct blood flow. When a terol and exercise are major leg artery is af- some of the ways of dealfected, muscles down- ing with this problem stream of the block and preventing it from
worsening. Revascularization, which is re-establishing blood flow, can be done in a variety of ways. When you had a bypass graft, was one of your blood vessels used for the bypass? I take it that it was. Artificial grafts have long been used as a way to “bypass” the clog and establish circulation between the upper and lower unclogged portions of the artery. Dacron and polytetrafluoroethylene are two artificial materials used to re-establish flow through the artery. They work well. After one year from installation of an artificial graft, the artery is wide open 90 percent of the time. After five years, it’s open 70 percent to 80 percent of the time. You won’t have any trouble finding a local hospital or doctor where artificial graft surgery is done. It’s done in almost every hospital. The booklet on periph-
March 26, 1912 In an exhaustive decision handed down this morning, Common Pleas Judge Mathers ruled in favor of the R. Given and Company in its action against the City of Sidney, petitioning for the vacating of the dead end of North Lane Street. As a result of the decision the company will be entitled to use that portion of the street adjacent to the canal. City Solicitor Mills immediately asked for 10 days in which to lay the matter before the city council and see if that body desires to take any further action in the matter. ——— Adolph Raterman, August Wise, J.D. Inderrieden, B.J. Wuebker, J.B. Ratermann, Emil Seigel, John Albers, John Borger, John Walkup Sr., John Seger, Joseph Reiger, John H. Willman, John Bramlage and Henry Tecklenburg, all residents of Loramie, have filed a petition in court to have the name of that village changed to Fort Loramie. The change is asked for on accounts of the post office at that place being changed to Fort Loramie by the government recently to avoid confusion with Lorain, Ohio.
eral vascular (artery) disease explains this condition and its treatment. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 109, Box 536475, Orlando, FL. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Relative to your article on tinnitus, I recently found an item describing how researchers performed a procedure on rats that eliminates tinnitus. What is your opinion? — R.S. ANSWER: The researchers eliminated tinnitus (constant ear ringing) by stimulating the vagus nerve, a nerve that comes directly from the brain and has many functions. It’s interesting. Years must elapse before rat information can be transferred to humans, if ever.
March 26, 1937 Members of Sidney High School’s championship basketball team were guests of honor at a banquet given by Joe Cook at the Wagner Hotel last evening. The affair was to show Mr. Cook’s personal appreciation to the boys for what they accomplished during the past season. Those honored, along with Coach Hopkins, were: Lloyd Cromes, Ralph Monroe, Wayne Rickey, William Smith, Leonard Kerns, Jerry Brown, Tom Potter, Huber Smith, Roger Spreen, Norris Cromes and Bud Barr. ——— At the regular meeting of city council last evening, Councilman Wallace McClure was sworn in and officially took his seat as a member of that body. In other action,
council gave first reading to an ordinance authorizing a contract with the Ohio Electric Power Co. for the operation of 10 traffic lights at street intersections in the city. The city will pay the utility the sum of $50 per month as a fixed charge for taxes, insurance and maintenance of the traffic lights which expires May 1, 1939.
50 Years March 26, 1962 Marion Spellman, Cincinnati radio and television star, will be guest soloist for the annual Festival of Music Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Methodist Church. She will appear with four choirs of the church. ——— Cost per day of caring for patients at the Lima Ottawa Valley Hospital (formerly District Tuberculosis Hospital) has been increased by $1.25, but Shelby County’s bill may be less in 1962. Reports showed that Shelby County now has only four patients under care in the institution, against an average of 8.91 per month last year.
25 Years March 26, 1987 A Jackson Center Company is celebrating an anniversary. Design Original has been in business for 15 years. It opened its doors in 1972. Frank Pusey founded the company. It specializes in screen work and embroidery for clothing. ——— There is a battle brewing in Columbus over the speed limit on our highways. Governor Richard Celeste favors keeping the 55 mph speed limit in place. It was enacted in 1973 during the fuel crisis. Many want to raise the speed limit at this time.
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Car booster seats are right choice for small children DEAR ABBY: way Traffic What do you Safety Administhink of a grandtration. mother who has He said that her 7-year-old children through grandson sit in a the age of 12 baby car seat should always when she’s drivride in the back ing? The boy seat. He also reweighs 65 pounds minded me that Dear and is 4 1/2 feet seat belts were Abby tall. His parents designed for Abigail don’t want to adults, not chilcause a rift with Van Buren dren. her, as she helps According to them after school. He the NHTSA, the 7-yearlooks ridiculous and must old should be in a feel embarrassed in front “booster” seat. A booster of his friends. Should rel- seat positions the seat atives intervene? — belt so it fits properly GRANNY’S NEIGHBOR over the shoulder and DEAR NEIGHBOR: chest — the strongest I took your question to a parts of the child’s body public affairs specialist — so it won’t cut him or with the National High- her on the neck or face in
case of an accident. The NHTSA used to recommend that children 8 to 12 years old or 4 feet 9 inches and under use a booster seat. However, it NOW recommends that parents visit its website, www.nhtsa.gov, to choose a correct seat. Click on the child safety section, and you’ll find an area titled “Which Car Seat Is the Right One for Your Child.” There are also videos in this section showing parents how to install the seats correctly. The recommendations are national and do not vary among the states. And yes — this information should be shared with the child’s parents
and the grandmother in order to ensure the boy’s safety. DEAR ABBY: At the age of 2, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I have been involved with the American Diabetes Association since I was 6. As its 2012 National Youth Advocate, I’d like to invite your readers to join me by participating in the 24th Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day tomorrow, March 27. Alert Day, held on the fourth Tuesday in March, is a one-day “wake-up call.” On that day, the American public is invited to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for devel-
oping Type 2 diabetes. It’s a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States. Many of them don’t know they have it. Unfortunately, people are often diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes seven to 10 years after it has settled in their system. By then, the major symptoms have already developed and harmed the body, so early diagnosis is critical. Please urge your readers to “Take it. Share it.” Let them know they can protect their health and stop this disease by taking the free risk test. Just answer a few simple questions and share the
fact with everyone you care about that there is a test. If they take it, they could be saving lives. — LOGAN NICOLE GREGORY, 2012 A.D.A. NATIONAL YOUTH ADVOCATE DEAR LOGAN: Congratulations on your selection as the 2012 National Youth Advocate. Readers, because diabetes is a serious — but manageable — condition, and there are simple ways to find out if you could be at risk, please pay attention to Logan’s message. Visit the American Diabetes Association Facebook page, go to stopdiabetes.com or call (800) 342-2383.
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Tigers fall short of D-IV title Finish season with 27-1 mark BY KEN BARHORST email@example.com COLUMBUS — Jackson Center boys basketball coach Scott Elchert was accompanied into the interview room at Value City Arena by seniors Andy Hoying and Troy Opperman following the Division IV state championship game Saturday. Early on in the press conference, he was asked if he could talk about the two players flanking him. The first words out of his mouth were “I hope I can do it without getting emotional.” He couldn’t. “They’re like my sons,” he said, his voice cracking. “And as tough as it is to lose this game, even more disappointing is I just coached my last game with them.” And as he said it, the tears began to flow from the two seniors who were so instrumental in the magnificent season the Tigers put together. They rolled through 27 straight games without losing, but couldn’t apply the finishing touch Saturday. Berlin Hiland’s size – 6-7, 6-7 and 6-5 – was too much for the Tigers to overcome. Jackson went through the entire 32 minutes unable to get good looks, and it resulted in Hiland rolling to a 68-36 victory to claim its second straight D-IV championship. “They were big with basketball bodies,” Elchert said. “We have confidence we can defend. But we gave up points SDN Photo/Todd B. Acker in transition, and had trouble JACKSON CENTER’S Gavin Wildermuth has his jersey tugged on by a Berlin Hiland defender scoring.” in state championship action Saturday in Columbus. Hoying, the Tigers’ leading scorer, was guarded by one of those 6-7 players, and secondleading scorer Alex Hoying had to contend with 6-5 Dylan Kaufman all day long. And neither Tiger player got many uncontested looks. “We could never string anything together against them,” Elchert said. “We were never able to make a run.” That Hiland size worked at the offensive end as well, and the Hawks were able to bolt to a 15-2 lead in the early going before Trey Elchert sank a three-pointers with 1:05 left in the period to make it 15-5.
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But as Elchert said, there were no spurts to be had by the Tigers, and Hiland steadily and methodically pulled away as the game wore on. Hoying provided the Tigers with a glimmer of hope to start the second period, scoring the first four points to cut Hiland’s lead to 15-9. But the Hawks responded with a 5-0 run to make it 20-9, and with the Tigers struggling to get shots off, Jackson would manage just two more points the remainder of the period. Hiland pulled out to a 17point lead at 33-16 with under 20 seconds left in the half. Jackson had the ball and was working for the final shot of the half when an errant pass sailed out of bounds with just over four seconds left. Hiland had the length of the floor to go and inbounded the ball near half court to Kaufman, who caught it over his shoulder like a wide receiver. He took a few dribbles and launched a three-pointer that found its mark at the buzzer, leaving the Tigers down 20 at the intermission at 36-16. Hiland’s 6-7 Seyer Bonifant caused the Tigers the most trouble in the first half, hitting 3-for-3 from behind the three-point line and finishing the first half with 15 points. The Tigers, meanwhile, were held to just 6-for-22 from the field in the first two periods, 27 percent, compared to 57 percent for the Hawks, who were 12-for-21. And Hiland’s other 6-7 starter, Neil Gingerich, had four blocked shots. He finished the game with six, giving him 13 in the two state tournament games. Hiland’s Chaise Gerber drilled a three-pointer to open the third quarter, and when Kaufman hit four straight midway through the period, Hiland led 43-18. Hoying hit a couple of three-pointers in the final period and finished with 15 points for the Tigers. He was the only one in double figures. Bonifant had 18, Kaufman 16 and Gingerich 12 for the Hawks. See TIGERS/Page 15
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JACKSON CENTER’S Troy Opperman tries to get around Berlin Hiland’s Dylan Kaufman in JACKSON CENTER’S Trey Elchert defends Hiland’s Jason state championship action Saturday in Columbus. Miller in action Saturday in Columbus.
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Next stop: The Final Four Bucks beat top-seed Syracuse to advance BOSTON (AP) —Ohio State coach Thad Matta sized up his team in the middle of the season and had it figured for an early loss when the NCAA tournament came around. The final weekend of March Madness is next, and the Buckeyes will be there. Jared Sullinger recovered from first-half foul trouble to score 19 points and grab seven rebounds, helping Ohio State beat top-seeded Syracuse 77-70 on Saturday to advance to the Final Four in New Orleans. The second-seeded Buckeyes will play the winner of Sunday’s Midwest Regional final between North Carolina and Kansas. “We’re not going down to New Orleans for a vacation. It’s a business trip,” said Sullinger, who picked up his second foul 6 minutes into the game and did not return the rest of the half. “These guys have played without me before, so they know what they have to do.”
13 of 14 Deshaun Thomas scored 14 with nine rebounds for Ohio State (31-7), which led by eight points with 59 seconds to play and held on after the Orange cut it to three. The Buckeyes made 13 of 14 free throws in the final 68 seconds and 31 of 42 from the line in all. Ohio State is making its first trip to the Final Four since 2007, when it lost in the national championship game to Florida. They had lost in the regional semifinals in each of the past two seasons, and Matta wasn’t even sure they would make it that far after a series of unimpressive practices. When the Buckeyes, who spent five weeks as the No. 2 team in the nation, closed out February with three defeats in five games — including a home loss to Wisconsin on Feb. 26 — Matta had more reason to worry. But he got the response he was hoping for. “That loss opened their eyes and said, ‘Hey, maybe we’re not as good as we think we are,’” Matta said. “Maybe it got us pointed in the right direction.”
Hoping to return Brandon Triche scored 15 points and Baye Keita had 10 rebounds for Syracuse (343). The Orange were hoping for a return trip to New Orleans, where they won their only national championship in 2003.
In a tightly officiated game that left Sullinger on the bench in foul trouble for most of the first half and Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim not-quite muzzled after picking up a technical foul, it came down to free throws. Syracuse was called for 29 fouls ‚Äî its most in more than three years ‚Äî despite playing its usual 2-3 zone. Boeheim didn’t like several of them. He picked up a technical for objecting to a foul in the first half, and he escaped another in the second half despite shouting his profane complaint across the court. At one point, he turned to Jeff Hathaway, AP Photo/Michael Dwyer the chairman of the NCAA selection commit- OHIO STATE’S Lenzelle Smith, Jr. (32) and De- in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, tee who was sitting near shaun Thomas (1) celebrate their team’s 77-70 vic- Saturday in Boston. the Syracuse bench, and tory over Syracuse in the East Regional final game made his case in person. next nine points to make ‘No comment’ it a one-point game, but Afterward, Boeheim the Orange could never gave a terse “No com- get back in the lead. ment” when asked if the They trailed by eight officials hurt the flow of with 59 seconds left and the game. A statement cut it to three, but they from the officiating crew needed the Buckeyes to chief said Boeheim was miss free throws, and given a technical for that didn’t happen. being out of the coaching The loss ended a tubox and gesturing about multuous season for a call. Syracuse that began with “We’re not going to accusations by two forblame it on the refs,” mer ball boys that they said guard Scoop Jar- were sexually abused in dine, who had 14 points the 1980s by Bernie Fine, and six assists. “I think a longtime Syracuse aswe had a chance to win sistant coach. the game no matter Violation what, with the refs or The school also rewithout them giving us vealed this month that it any calls.” had self-reported possiThe Orange went to ble violations of its interthe line 25 times, mak- nal drug policy by ing 20 foul shots. members of previous The frequent whistles teams; the NCAA is inleft both teams strug- vestigating. gling to get into a groove But the biggest hit AP Photo/Elise Amendola in the first half ‚Äî there might have been the loss were only four baskets in of Melo, Syracuse’s lead- OHIO STATE head coach Thad Matta and guard Aaron Craft (4) react as time the last 9:30. That ing rebounder who also winds down in the East Regional final game against Syracuse in the NCAA men’s seemed to be good news averaged 5.8 points per college basketball tournament Saturday in Boston. Ohio State won 77-70. for Ohio State, which game. Even without him, managed to stay with the Orange beat North the No. 1 seed despite Carolina-Asheville and getting only 6 minutes Kansas State to earn a from Sullinger, the star trip to Boston, then surof the Buckeyes’ East vived a pair of potential Regional semifinal win game-winners to beat over Cincinnati. Wisconsin 64-63 on Foul trouble Thursday and advance “We got Sullinger in to the regional final. foul trouble early and we Ohio State reached didn’t take advantage of the round of eight by it,” Boeheim said. “You beating Loyola of Maryknow when he comes land and then Gonzaga back in he’s going to be before winning a Battle difficult, and he was.” of the Buckeye State Syracuse was already against Cincinnati in without 7-footer Fab Boston on Thursday Melo, who missed the night. The Buckeyes tournament with aca- were one of four teams demic issues, and re- from Ohio in the round placement Rakeem of 16, and the only ones Christmas picked up two to make it to the requick fouls early in the gional finals. Ohio State is also the second half to leave him last remaining team with four. AP Photo/Elise Amendola Ohio State opened a from the Big Ten, which 46-36 lead with under 14 placed six teams in the OHIO STATE’S Lenzelle Smith, Jr., center, celebrates with teammates after minutes to play. Syra- NCAA tournament and defeating Syracuse 77-70 in the East Regional final game in the NCAA men'’ cuse scored eight of the four in the round of 16. college basketball tournament Saturday in Boston.
Kansas downs Carolina, faces Buckeyes next ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyshawn Taylor came out of his slump in a big way, scoring 22 points to lead Kansas to an 80-67 victory over North Carolina on Saturday that returned the Jayhawks to the Final Four for the first time since winning it all in 2008. Four other Kansas players finished in double figures as the Jayhawks (31-6) scored the last 12 points of the game. Player of the year candidate Thomas Robinson had 18 and nine rebounds for the secondseeded Jayhawks, who will face Ohio State in the Final Four on Saturday night. James Michael McAdoo scored 15 for the Tar Heels, who played better without star point guard Kendall Marshall. But top-seeded North Carolina (32-6) couldn't over-
come a 5:46 field goal drought Perry Jones III added 17 to end the game. points for Baylor (30-8), which Kentucky 82, Baylor 70 was denied its bid for its first Quincy Acy kept his prom- Final Four appearance in 62 ise and didn't back down as years. The Bears led 10-5 but the Bears tried to send the Kentucky answered with a 16 message early that they unanswered points never lost would not be intimidated by the lead. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's 19 Kentucky. But the senior's efforts did points led Kentucky (36-2), more to fire up the Wildcats which will play in-state rival as Baylor's Final Four dream Louisville in the Final Four on ended with an 82-70 loss to Saturday. Kentucky in Sunday's South Acy said Saturday Baylor Regional final. couldn't shy away from AnAcy had 22 points but had thony Davis and Kentucky's too little scoring help as Bay- other shot-blockers. lor was overwhelmed by KenAcy backed up his point tucky's talent and depth. less than 2 minutes into the Pierre Jackson had 21 game when his hard foul on points, including five baskets Terrence Jones, who was tryin the final 2 minutes. Baylor ing to score on a fast break, had only one other scorer in sent the Kentucky forward double figures and couldn't sprawling off the court into pull closer than 10 points. the Baylor cheerleaders.
After reviewing the play, officials called a flagrant foul on Acy. The play gave the Bears a temporary boost. A 3-pointer by Quincy Miller capped an 80 run that gave Baylor a 10-5 lead. Kentucky's answer was devastating. Led by Kidd-Gilchrist, the Wildcats took command by scoring 16 unanswered points. Marquis Teague and Kyle Wiltjer had 3-pointers in the run. Kentucky kept up the pressure after Acy's jumper ended Baylor's scoring drought that lasted about 5 minutes. Jones and Davis combined for five blocked shots and three steals and the Wildcats led 42-22 at the break. Brady Heslip missed a 3-
pointer to open the second half, setting up a dunk by Jones. It was a telling start to the final 20 minutes as the Wildcats continued to take advantage of Baylor's misses and mistakes. A 3-pointer by Doron Lamb stretched Kentucky's lead to 23 points at 51-28 early in the second half. Even as guards A.J. Walton and Gary Franklin were called for their fourth fouls, Baylor stretched its defense to a full-court press as it tried to rally. Heslip's first 3-pointer cut Kentucky's lead to 63-50. Teague and Kidd-Gilchrist answered the challenge with back-to-back baskets before Terrence Jones slammed home his missed free throw to quickly push the lead back to 19 points.
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Tigers will be force again next season COLUMBUS On a team — Jackson Cenfilled with ter’s dream seachemistry, Hoyson fell just a ing and Opperwin short of perman played big fection following roles. Hoying a setback in the was named State Champicounty player onship Game. of the year The Tigers back-to-back Tony fell to the senior seasons and Arnold heavy and dewas named the fending state Division IV cochamps Berlin Hiland in player of the year in the the Division IV title state this season. He game. delivered a number of Jackson Center no clutch shots during the doubt will be a solid tournament run and team next year, return- provided solid defense SDN Photos/Todd B. Acker ing a strong nucleus to throughout. Opperman was a JACKSON CENTER’S Andy Hoying defends against Seyer Bonifant of Berlin build around. Three junior starters source of consistency for Hiland in state championship action Saturday in Columbus. return including the the Tigers, providing sharp-shooting Alex solid effort, good ball Meyer, steady ball han- handling, and another dler Trey Elchert, and a option on offense. Jackson Center (27formidable center in Eric Ryder. Freshman Gavin 1) dropped their first Wildermuth was a Tiger and only game of the sparkplug off the bench season in a lopsided outcome to Berlin Hithis season. However, the Tigers land (27-1), a very tall, will certainly have some quick, athletic, and batbig shoes to fill next tle-tested team. Hiland year after Andy Hoying played a handful of big and Troy Opperman schools throughout the graduate. During the regular season, includpost-game press confer- ing defeating Akron St. Mary, ence, JC coach Scott Vincent-St. Elchert, sitting between where current Miami the two seniors, talked Heat player Lebron about Hoying and Op- James played high perman. school ball. “These two young “Let’s face it. Everymen are like sons to me, thing went right for us. because I grew up with We are not 30 points betthem and they grew up ter than Jackson Center. with me,” Elchert said. That team was undeMore disappointing to feated. This group, more me than this loss is than any other we’ve knowing that I’ve had, wanted us to push ALEX MEYER heads to midcourt as he’s introduced prior to start of the Divi- coached my last game them to the limit,” said sion IV state championship game Saturday in Columbus. with these guys.” Hiland coach Mark
TIGERS From Page 13 Jackson struggled even more in the second half, hitting just 5-for-23 to finish the game 11-for45 for 24 percent. The Hawks didn’t cool off much, hitting 13-for-25 in the final two periods to finish 25-for-46 for 54 percent. Hiland also outrebounded the Tigers 3326. Eric Ryder pulled down eight for Jackson. “That may be the first time this year we’ve been outrebounded,” said Elchert. “Credit goes to Berlin Hiland. They played like the defending state champs. There’s a reason they’ve won two in a row. “We didn’t play our game, didn’t do the things that made us successful all season,” he added. “There’s no doubt their size bothered us. We were only giving up 40 points a game, and they had almost that much at halftime. And we’ve always taken care of the ball, but today we had 13 turnovers.’ Berlin Hiland (68) Gerber 3-0-8; Bonifant 7-018; Miller 1-2-5; Kaufman 6-417; Gingerich 6-0-12; Yoder 1-1-3; Ropp 0-2-2; Beachy 1-02. Totals: 25-10-68. Jackson Center (36) Opperman 2-0-5; Meyer 22-7; Elchert 1-0-2; Hoying 4-515; Ryder 1-0-2; Frye 0-1-1; Wildermuth 1-0-3. Totals: 118-36. Score by quarters: Berlin Hiland .....15 36 51 68 Jackson Center ....5 16 24 36 Three-pointers: Jackson 6 (Hoying 2, Opperman, Meyer, Elchert, Wildermuth); Hiland 8 (Bonifant 4, Gerber 2, Kaufman, Miller). Records: Both teams finish 27-1.
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Schlabach afterwards. While Hiland was in the process of closing out the game in the second half it appeared evident the Tigers would be coming home with runner-up hardware as opposed to the championship crown. This did little to slow down the “Orange Wave” of Tiger supporters who followed Jackson throughout the season. With a few minutes remainin, JC fans were on their feet loudly chanting “JC TIGERS”. On the return trip from Columbus, the community celebrated the team in formal fashion. Police cars escorted the Jackson Center bus down the homestretch of Route 274 into town. Once within the corporation limits, an industrial style crane hoisted an oversized white banner reading “WELCOME HOME JC TIGERS” to greet the team back home. The Welcome Home celebration included a reception at the Athletic Complex and a party at the American Legion. “We’re fortunate to be here. The foundation wasn’t there today (Saturday) in the way it has been in all the other games,” said Opperman after the game. “But being out there, still you feel rewarded even though you came out with not what we wanted.”
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Rain helps Stewart win in California FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — When dark clouds ominously obscured majestic Mount Baldy north of Auto Club Speedway early in Sunday’s race, NASCAR’s drivers all realized they were probably in for a short day on a long track. Nobody did a better job racing until the raindrops fell than Tony Stewart. Stewart got his second NASCAR victory of the season when rain shortened the race at Auto Club Speedway by 71 laps, extending the defending Sprint Cup champion’s unusually strong start. Kyle Busch finished second, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. added to his good start to the season in third. “You hate to have it end with rain like that,” Stewart said. “But we’ve lost some that way, and
we didn’t back into the lead.” Stewart has won seven of the last 15 races, including Las Vegas last month, in a remarkable stretch of dominance for a driver who rarely gets rolling until summer. Stewart’s Chevrolet passed Busch 44 laps before the race was stopped when the looming rain clouds finally burst and halted a race run entirely on green flags to that point. Although a few drivers weren’t happy when the race was called off after a delay of just over 30 minutes amid steadily worsening rain, Stewart collected his 46th career win and his second at Fontana. to the “Playing weather, everybody is trying to get everything they can get toward the midway point of that race,” Stewart said. Defending race win-
ner Kevin Harvick was fourth, and Carl Edwards was fifth. Greg Biffle, Edwards’ Roush Fenway Racing teammate, finished sixth and kept a seven-point lead on Harvick atop the points standings. The drivers saw only blue skies at their meeting two hours before the race began, but the weather steadily worsened. The resulting drop in temperature threw off many teams’ calculations on air pressure and other decisions, forcing adjustments on their first pit stops. Realizing they might not be able to get much past the halfway point necessary to make a race official, the drivers mounted a fast, clean race on the extra-wide track, nearly setting the track record for consecutive green-flag laps until the rain finally forced a caution on the 125th lap.
Tiger wins Palmer crown ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous — winning. Two weeks after another injury scare, Woods looked dominant as ever in that red shirt on Sunday to win the Arnold Palmer InvitaMike Ullery/Ohio Community Media tional. It was his first PGA SIDNEY’S TINA Echemann competes in the pole vault Saturday in a dual track Tour victory since a sex meet at Piqua. Echemann won the event. scandal at the end of 2009 led to one of the greatest downfalls in sports. And with the Masters only two weeks away, Woods looks more capable than ever of resuming his pursuit of
Cavs down Jackets in season opener
Spring sports began a homer and three RBIs on Saturday, with action for Minster, and Hanna in track, baseball and Floyd was 2-for-3. softball. In the second game, Marissa Conrad was 3Baseball Sidney, Fairlawn and for-3 and Jayden Hahn Lehman got together at and Kayla Richard both drove in two runs. Sidney Saturday. Lehman defeated SidTrack ney 5-3, the big hit being Spencerville, Minster a two-out double by And- and Versailles took first drew Gilardi in the top places Saturday in the of the seventh to break a Lady Tiger Classique 3-3 tie. track and field meet at For Sidney, Jacob Versailles. Lochard had a two-run Spencerville won the homer and Connor Orange division with Echols and Kaleb Dotson 186 points, Minster the had two hits each. White Division with Sidney beat Fairlawn 168 and Versailles the 13-3, with Trent Bran- Black Division with don going 3-for-4 and 159. Lochard and Ryan PenRussia was second in ley 2-for-3. the Orange Division with 124 and Fort LoSoftball Sidney hosted ramie finished third Lehman, Houston and with 108.5. Fort Loramie won Christian Academy in the Yellow Jacket the 3200 relay in Russia’s Shootout, and Houston 10:29.66, Jackie Siefring won the was the winner. The Lady Wildcats 100 hurdles in 16.21 beat Lehman 8-1 in its and the 300 hurdles in first game, Kortney 49.49, and Brittany Phipps had three hits Bailey of Botkins won and Taylor Willoughby, the 800 in 2:26.77. In the White DiviAlyssa Stang and Jade Piatt two hits each for sion, Minster won the 3200 relay in 10:34.39, Houston. Lehman got two hits Allie Thobe of Marion each from Emily Smith, Local won the 100 in Evan Schmitz and Haley 13.32 and the 400 in 61.59, Minster won the Baker two hits each. Sidney beat Chris- 800 relay in 1:53.34, Altian Academy 11-1, and lison Roeth of Houston Lehman also topped won the 1600 in 5:38.11 the 3200 in Christian Academy 12- and 12:56.1, Minster won 2. In the championship, the 400 relay in 53.09, Houston beat Sidney 5-1, Natalie Fausey of Minwith Phipps getting a ster won the 800 in single and a triple, and 2:28.82, teammate Sara Wilson a single and a Dahlinghaus won the 200 in 27.76, Minser double. For Sidney, Maddi won the 1600 relay in Homan was 4-for-4 in 4:16.55, Kyleigh Suchthe two games and had land of New Bremen won the long jump at three doubles. • Minster took both 15-4.5, Gina Kramer of games of a doubleheader Marion Local won the from Fort Loramie, 5-1 high jump at 4-10, and Kayla Wuebker of Minand 3-1. In the first game, ster won the pole vault, Sara Hosey had a single, clearing 12 feet.
And in the Black Division, Versailles won the 3200 relay in 10:25.85, the 800 relay in 1:52.26, Amanda Winner won the 400 in 63.22 and the high jump at 5-0, Tammy Berger won the 3200 in 11:56.31, the 1600 relay team won in 4:25.79, Kaci Lawrence won the shot put at 30-5.5, Chelsea Bruns won the discus at 113-8, and Abby Barlage was first in the pole vault at 9-6. • Sidney and Piqua split in a dual meet at Piqua Saturday. The Piqua girls won 77-59 and the Sidney boys won 79-56. For the Lady Jackets, Jasmina Glover won the 100 hurdles in 15.7, the 100 dash in 12.9,the 200 dash in 27.2, and the high jump at 5-2. Brandi Johnson won the long jump at 15-7.5, Tina Echemann won the pole vault at 7-6, the 400 relay team of Johnson, Bowser-Jones, Watercutter and Wise won in 52.9, and the 800 relay team of Nook, Johnson, Watercutter and Wise won in 1:55.6. For the Sidney boys, the 3200 relay team of Clinard, Steenrod, Barhorst, and Bowman won in 9:04.3, Zane Lewis won the 100 in 11.4, the 800 relay team of Lewis, Matin, West and Yates won in 1:32.7, Dillon Barhorst won the 1600 in 5:33.5, the 400 relay team of Lewis, Matin, West and Yates won in 43.8, Dillon Gold won the 400 in 55.5, Jon Clinard won the 800 in 2:11.4, Kaleb Martin won the 200 in 22.9, Jared Tangeman won the 3200 in 10:55, Andre Spillers won the shot at 41-6, and Travis West won the pole vault at 12-0.
Jack Nicklaus in the majors. Woods closed with a 2under 70 for a five-shot win over Graeme McDowell. The question two weeks ago was when he could play again. Now, it’s whether he can get back to being the player who once ruled golf. Woods refused to acknowledge this as his first PGA Tour win in 923 days, dating to Sept. 13, 2009, at the BMW He Championship. counts the unofficial Chevron World Challenge last December. Even so, this was signif-
icant — a full tour event against a strong field, and a performance so clean that he was never seriously challenged on the back nine. The final hole was a mere formality, and Woods tapped his putter on the ground waiting for his turn, knowing that 30 months without a win on the PGA Tour was about to end. He walked off the green with his arm extended, waving his cap to a raucous gallery. “It does feel good. It feels really good,” Woods said before signing his card.
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Greetings from WDTN-TV and Storm Team 2! I’m Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis. The tornadoes we experienced on March 2 show that we already are off to an early severe weather season. The La Nina weather pattern we have experienced for the last two years can lead to an active thunderstorm pattern, and that appears to be the case. Our primary months for severe weather are April, May and June, but severe weather can happen any time of day and any month of the year. A tornado is a low probability, high impact event. Chances are, you will never experience a tornado. Even if you live in the heart of tornado alley, the chances that your house will be struck by a tornado are small. However, you need to be ready just in case. That is why you need to have a safety plan in place. Think of the safety plan as you do wearing a seat belt when you travel by car. There is only a low chance you will be in an accident, but the seat belt is your protection if you’re involved in a wreck. During school hours, listen to your principal and your teacher to direct you where to go. They have a safe plan for you. Like everything else we do, riding a bike, going on vacation, or even cooking in our homes, we have to have safety plans to keep us safe. WHEN A TORNADO OR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS ISSUED Watches may be issued hours before a storm. The sky may be sunny when you first hear a tornado or severe thunderstorm watch. Remember, a watch just means that conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms and/or tornadoes. Check Weather Information Again: Don't be caught off guard! While watches may be issued before storms form, thunderstorms may be developing when the watch is posted, or thunderstorms may be ongoing and moving into the area. By checking the weather information again, you will be aware of what is going on around you. Turn to WDTN-TV for the latest conditions on Live Doppler 2X. Our website, wdtn.com, has county by
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county radars to track what is happening in your specific area and robust, interactive regional radar that keeps tabs of any approaching storms not in our immediate vicinity. At night, a NOAA weather radio can be used to awake you should a watch (or warning) be issued. WHEN A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS ISSUED Do not ignore severe thunderstorm warnings! Severe thunderstorm warnings often precede tornado warnings, providing you with extra time to prepare for a dangerous storm. If there's a severe thunderstorm headed your way, you should monitor it closely, especially if a tornado watch is also in effect. Move Indoors and Away From Windows: Again, do not ignore severe thunderstorm warnings. Severe thunderstorms can produce damaging straight-line winds and large hail. It is important to move inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows. Monitor Weather Information Continuously on WDTN-TV, wdtn.com, or NOAA weather radio if you lose power or don't have television access. Severe thunderstorms can and do produce tornadoes. They also can generate as much damage as weak tornadoes and over a larger area. Whatever method you use to stay upto-date on severe weather information, make sure you do so. Being aware of what's going on around you is very important. WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED Tornado warnings contain information that lists the cities and towns in the path of a tornado. While we strive to provide the most detailed and accurate information possible, there may be occasions when your small town or community is in the path of a dangerous storm, but is not listed in the warning text or we don't verbally mention it. You should be cautious when using detailed forecasts of time and location. Because of the way radar works and how storms behave, these times and locations could be off by several minutes and
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several miles. Allow yourself plenty of time to get to your tornado shelter. M o v e quickly! Don't waste valuable Brian Davis time by trying to see Chief Meteorologist the tornado. WDTN If you wait until you can see or hear it coming, it may be too late. Be sure you're dressed, and don't forget to wear sturdy shoes! Take your cell phone, car keys and identification with you. GET IN, GET DOWN, AND COVER UP! This is EXTREMELY important. If you are outside, get inside. If you're already inside, get as far into the middle of the building as possible. Get underground if possible. If you cannot, go to the lowest floor possible. Flying and falling debris are a storm's number one killer. Use pillows, blankets, coats, helmets, etc to cover up and protect your head and body from flying debris. DO NOT seek shelter under a highway overpass. They are not safe! DO NOT open doors or windows. This does not help! DO NOT go outside to find the tornado, even if you think it's far away! Storm Team 2 also offers up an informative, interactive weather blog that’s updated daily by each of the meteorologists. You can get a closer, more detailed look at the weather forecast and we love to interact with our viewers! Finally, speaking of interacting, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! We really enjoy talking weather! You can find us on Twitter by simply searching us with the info below. • Brian Davis @WDTN_Brian • Jamie Jarosik @WDTN_Jamie • Tara Hastings @MetTaraHastings
WEATHER’S EFFECTS ON HISTORY Weather effects many events in your life, so it’s not surprising that it affects world affairs, too. Many of the events in history might have been different had the weather been different. For instance, many people think a violent storm, perhaps a hurricane, caused the Mayflower to land in New England instead of Virginia, its destination. Some historians blame bad weather for Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo and the defeat of the Spanish Armada by England. Weather sense has been an important advantage throughout history. It was superior knowledge of the winds that allowed Christopher Columbus to sail to the New World and back. George Washington used his weather knowledge to plan artillery movements during the Revolutionary War. In World War II, both Germans and Allies took advantage of favorable weather. The Allies made use of calm weather on the day of the Normandy invasion. Likewise, the Germans knew a woof stormy weather in December 1944 would keep Allied planes on the ground, giving them a chance to attack. Bad weather hampered the Allies more than once that year. If it hadn’t, the war might have ended sooner than it did.
Using your weather knowledge, try to predict the day’s weather from conditions you observe when you get up in the morning. Do this everyday for a week or two. Compare your forecast with the daily newspaper forecast. How similar are the two? Which forecast was more accurate? Record or observations in a notebook or journal.
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2. Keeping your thumb on the mouth of the bottle, turn it upside down. Remove your thumb and quickly place the mouth of the bottle into the saucer of water. 3. Paste a strip of the index card on the outside of the bottle. The water level inside the bottle will drop slightly and then settle. After that, it will move up and down as the air pressure changes. Put a mark on the index card to show the level of the water once it settles. After that, you’ll be able to tell whether the air pressure is changing by the changing level of the water. Increasing air pressure causes the water level to rise; decreasing air pressure is one sign of warmer, rainier weather on the way. (This activity is from Simple Weather Experiments With Everyday Materials by Murial Mandell.)
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Stormy weather: A look at depressions, fronts, thunder, and lightning A summer storm may pass through quickly, clearing the air, or it may bring violent winds and damaging hail. In winter, a storm may dump many inches of snow on an area or leave trees, grass, and roads covered with ice. A storm is basically any disturbance of the atmosphere accompanied by winds. A storm may bring rain, snow, hail, sleet, or thunder and lightning.
The making of a storm In the world’s mid-latitude regions, large masses of high-pressure air usually bring good weather. Low-pressure areas bring storms of all kinds. Any low-pressure area can form a depression, another name for a low-pressure system.
Because the prevailing winds in the United States are from the west, depressions usually move from west to east across the country. The cold, dry air masses moving north from the tropics come together in a depression. When the air masses meet, the warm air rises above the cold air. As cold air flows in to replace the warm air, winds start to swirl around the low-pressure
Josh Franklin’s Far Out Family Blog Written by Steven Coburn-Griffis Illustrated by Isaac Schumacher Chapter Ten: Week Ten Here’s the last of Uncle Ethan’s letters: November 11, 1864 Dear Wilf, I am sitting on a hill in the state of Georgia watching a whole city burn. I have witnessed terrible deeds, seen horrors that no one should ever have to see. I do believe, though, that this may well prove the saddest. Even so, had I to do this again, I would. We were taught, Wilf, you and I, that men are men, no matter their appearance. This I do believe. I also hold dear the sentiment that all men deserve freedom and the opportunity to make what they can from the life they have been given. From this, all of this, it is my sincere hope that the follies of our past will have washed away. I pray for that with all my heart. When this is finally done, I want nothing more than to return home, to watch the sun rise and set on our fields. I am done with all of this fighting. But there is yet tomorrow and undoubtedly tomorrows beyond that which will hear the cannon and the drum. Tell Ma that I hope to see her soon. Tell Da that I am not afraid. Ethan There’s something you need to know. When I said “here’s the last of Uncle Ethan’s letters,” that’s just what I meant. He died on November 17, 1864, within a week of the burning of Atlanta. Those were the last words he ever wrote. So there are no distant relations I can call up or text or whatever to see what they know.
And Uncle Ethan wasn’t the only one. So many soldiers died, both Union and Confederate, that no one’s really sure exactly how many. Over 600,000; that much they do know. Probably not more than 620,000. That’s such a crazy big number. I’m trying to imagine it, but it’s like looking up at the stars and trying to count them. There are just too many. Too many stars. Too many bodies. And all of that in just four short years. The first shots of America’s Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, in South Carolina and the war ended on April 18, 1865, in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, when the Confederacy surrendered. And here we are, a little more than one hundred and fifty years after the war started. We still have racism, and we have it from both sides. We still have people pointing fingers and shaking fists and shouting some really horrible things. We still have hate crimes and violence and murder. But I do believe these United States of America are a better place than they were then. And I do believe that it’s getting better all the time. I think that most people are honestly trying to do the right thing. And I think that if you could ask him, Uncle Ethan would think so, too.
the warm front forms a gradual slope, this bad weather may continue for several days until the front passes. Although the weather might clear up for a while after the warm front passes, the worst is yet to come. A cold air mass soon moves in on the heels of the warm air. Cold air nosing in under a mass of warm air creates a different type of front called a cold front. In a cold front, the slope where the air masses meet is much steeper, and the storms that result, while they pass more quickly, are more severe. The cold air helps push the warm air up sharply, so that strong updrafts (upwardly moving air currents) form. These updrafts can cause violent winds and heavy rains all along the front in a squall line. Depending on the conditions, a cold front may give birth to heavy thunderstorms or even tornadoes. All the elements of weather must combine in certain ways for a storm to occur. Air masses of different temperatures must collide, and enough moisture must be present for precipitation to form. A low-pressure system can form and pass over an area without causing a storm if the difference in temperature between air masses is slight and there is little moisture. The greater the difference in temperature and the more moisture, the greater the severity of the storm. If the difference in temperature is slight, the result might be nothing more than a soft breeze. A thunderstorm may also occur by convection, when moist air is heated by the hot ground, rises, cools, and creates huge cumulonimbus clouds full of water droplets. When the water droplets become heavy enough, they fall in a heavy, though usually brief, thundershower.
region, cold air following warm. Soon, the system has a zone of warm air rising in a gradual slope over a sea of cold air. The place where the cold and warm air meet is called a front. A system in which warm air rises over a wedge of cold air is called a warm front. Along this front, as the warm air rises and its moisture condenses, rain or drizzle occurs. Since
CHAPTER TEN: QUESTIONS & ACTIVITIES Josh mentioned many civil War figures from Ohio, but he didn’t go into detail about them. Pretend that you are a newspaper reporter living during the Civil War. You have the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with one of the most influential people living during that time. Make a list of reporter's questions to ask the person, then conduct research to answer the questions. To extend the activity, have two friends role play an interview and the rest write a feature story based on what happens. General Sherman took his army from Atlanta to the sea at Savannah, Georgia, but the march continued all the way to Columbia, South Carolina. This part of his miltary career was also recorded as his "scorched earth" campaign and his March to the Sea. On November 15, 1864 he cut the last telegraph wire that linked him to his superiors in the North. Why would he have risked that lack of communication? Why did he feel it necessary to destroy everything in the path? Blogs are the core of what has come to be called personal publishing. But a blog adds to the form of the journal diary because a blog uses technology that gives the writer (blogger) the capacity to link to new and useful resources for their readers. Think of it this way: a blog looks outwards to others and a journal looks inward through the personal thoughts and experiences of the writer. What are some of the resources or types of information that Josh could in link to that would help his teacher and readers find out more about his subject? Your newspaper’s web site may include an editor’s blog for your to consider.
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Machinist (Apprentice): Entry or advanced skills in boring, milling, turning or operating CNC equipment may qualify you for one of these positions. Machinists at Minster make parts from print in very small lot sizes. Recent JVS machine trades graduates generally have an excellent foundation for these positions.
May 12, 1986- March 27, 2005 Up above the stars so bright I know you’re dancing in the light Thou not present in this life In my heart you will abide Greatly missed by us all But not forgotten...not at all
Machine Tool Builders (Apprentice): Mechanics, Ag, Aviation, Auto, Electronic/Electrical Maintenance and HVAC Techs are positions that require the same skills as a Machine Tool Builder (Apprentice). MTB’s are skilled craftsman who works as part of a team, assembling metal forming equipment. Apprentices will develop versatile skills in Mechanics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Electronics.
Mechanical/Mechatronics Design Engineer: This individual will be involved in the initial design, product development and testing of new products. This includes product specification definition, mechanical design, and component selection to optimize new product performance and quality, while maintaining cost and manufacturability.
Mech. Design Engineer Automation Division: Bachelors Degree, Mechanical Engineering, five-plus years of experience desired. Duties consist of initial design and product development, component selection and provide technical assistance to others as needed. Automation experience is a must for this position.
Elec. Controls Engineer:
In Loving Memory of
Emma Addison Simpkins February 7, 2000 - March 26, 2006
Apply in person at: Concept Machine & Tool, Inc. 2065 Industrial Court Covington, Oh 45318-0009 (937) 473-3334
Office Manager Sidney First United Methodist Church is seeking a full time Office Manager to handle day to day operations of the church office. Experience in supervision management including proficient computer skills are required. For a complete job description or to submit your resume send to: sidneyfirst@ sidneyfirst.com Deadline to receive applications is April 6th.
General Aluminum Manufacturing Company ATTN: HR (MAINT TECH) 13663 Short Rd. Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
Sidney First United Methodist Church 230 E. Poplar Street Sidney, Ohio 45365
FAX (419) 739-9328 EMAIL: lrandolph@ generalaluminum.com EEO
DAYCARE OPENING in my home Monday-Friday, any age. Anna school district. (937)638-8317 Ask for Sarah.
✦✦✦✦✦✦✦ IMMEDIATE FULL TIME POSITIONS • • •
CNC lathe operator Boring mill operator Mechanical machine builder
2 - 5 years experience required, Excellent work environment, Competitive wages and benefits
*Semi/Tractor Trailer *Home Daily *All No Touch Loads *Excellent Equipment *$500/WK- Minimum (call for details) *Medical Insurance plus Eye & Dental *401K Retirement *Paid Holidays Shutdown Days *Safety Bonus Paid Weekly *Meal per Diem Reimbursement *Class "A" CDL Required
In loving memory of our sweet, precious, Dad and Mother who departed this life to live on forevermore with The Lord Jesus Christ.
March 26, 1991 March 29, 2003
Require Good MVR & References
Memories will always remain in our hearts of our loving, enjoyable, unique, close family and of our very special Mother and Dad; their great outstanding love, support, comfort and understanding they had for each one of their children. We were all very special to them. You’re the greatest Mother and Dad. You can’t be beat. 2269441
THE T HE M MINSTER INSTER M MACHINE ACHINE C COMPANY OMP M ANY
General Aluminum offers a competitive wage and benefit package. Qualified candidates should submit their resume and salary requirements to:
Concept Machine & Tool, Inc. provides TOP wages with shift differential (2nd Shift hours Monday - Thursday) excellent benefits including 401K, & uniforms in an AIR CONDITIONED facility.
Hubert H. Martin
MINSTER MINSTE ER
A successful candidate would have: • High school diploma or GED • Experience in Hydraulics, pneumatics, industrial electricity, PLC troubleshooting, electronics and mechanical repairs • Fanuc robotics experience preferred • CNC machinery experience • Arc Flash trained • Previous maintenance experience in a foundry setting preferred. • Ability to work a rotating 12-hour shift (7PM – 7AM), with every other weekend off. (Initial training will take place on 1st shift). • Must have own tools
Tool Room Machinists: Boring Mill, Manual Mill, Lathe & Grinding experience desired!
Emma was the most beautiful baby princess anyone could ever know. She was brought up in a Christ filled, loving home and she knew Jesus as her savior.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V
Hands on position with responsibility for maintaining low pressure cast machines, xray, CNC machining and heat treat production equipment.
CNC LATHE and CNC MILL: Large & small part machining setups required. Multiple positions both lathes and mills.
Emma is survived by her loving parents, William and Abby, and brothers, Tyler, Isaac and Wyatt and Grandparents William and Pat Simpkins, Sr. and Joe and Mary Ann DeWeese
Pearl Marie Martin
To review a more complete description of these positions and other open positions, apply on line, at www. minster.com.
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN NIGHT SHIFT
MACHINISTS Immediate Openings: Due to our continued growth Concept Machine & Tool, Inc. is seeking experienced individuals for the following 1st and 2nd shift positions:
Send resume and wage history to: Department 1000 C/O Troy Daily News 224 S. Market St Troy, OH 45373
Emma Addison Simpkins of Anthem AZ passed away March 26, 2006 at the innocent age of 6. Emma was the baby of her family born in Troy, OH on February 7, 2000.
Minster has an immediate opening in its Electrical Engineering Department for a Electrical Design Engineer seeking to design and implement state of the art control systems including hardware, software and servo systems. Minster’s gray and ductile iron foundry has entry level openings for chipper/ grinders, molders etc. Prior foundry or factory experience a plus.
General Aluminum is a leader in the technology intensive metal products industry. We are currently seeking candidates for the following MAINTENANCE position at our Wapakoneta, Ohio facility.
Loved and Missed by, Mom (Twilah), Heather and Family, and Grandpa (Peach)
Field Service/Reman Technician:
This person is responsible for the full range of mechanical and electrical/ electronic duties that are typical in an industrial environment. The ideal candidate will have a strong electrical/ electronics background with good troubleshooting skills. An Associates Degree in Electronics is preferred, but not required. This position is for the second shift.
© 2012 Twilah R. Davis
Pattern Makers typically have versatile woodworking skills and indepth knowledge of woodworking equipment. Highly skilled cabinet makers have the skills to transition to this detailed and precise work.
WAPAKONETA, OHIO PLANT
Author ~ Twilah R. Davis
The skills for this position are the same as Machine Tool Builder, however, 50 percent travel is required.
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LEGAL NOTICE The Trustees of Orange Township of Shelby County, OH will accept sealed bids for the resurfacing of certain township roads. All bids must be submitted to the township clerk at 1801 Bulle Road, Sidney, OH by 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Bids will be opened at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the township house in Kirkwood, OH. All bids must include a five percent (5%) of bid performance bond. The trustees reserve the right to refuse any and all bids, and award the bid deemed to be in the best interest of the township, as determined by the trustees. Specifications may be obtained from Eric Voress Township Clerk at 1801 Bulle Road, Sidney, OH. Telephone 937498-4375. By order of the Trustees of Orange Township of Shelby County, OH. Eric Voress Clerk Mar. 26
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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING The annual meeting of the members of the Shelby County Memorial Hospital Association, Inc., operating the Wilson Memorial Hospital, 915 W. Michigan Street, Sidney, Ohio, will be held on Wednesday evening, March 28, 1012, at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of electing Trustee and/or such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Board of Trustees Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 2261716
NOTICE TO BIDDERS STATE OF OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Columbus, Ohio Office of Contracts Legal Copy Number: 120261 Sealed proposals will be accepted from pre-qualified bidders at the ODOT Office of Contracts until 10:00 a.m. on April 26, 2012. Project 120261 is located in Shelby County, SR-47-16.65 and is a TWO LANE RESURFACING project. The date set for completion of this work shall be as set forth in the bidding proposal. Plans and Specifications are on file in the Department of Transportation. Mar. 26, Apr. 2 2268364
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell, to the satisfy lien of the owner, at public sale by competitive bidding on 04/11/2012 at on or before 9:30 am at the Extra Space Storage facility located at: EXTRA SPACE STORAGE, 700 Russell Rd., Sidney, OH 45365 The personal goods stored therein by the following may include, but are not limited to general household, furniture, boxes, clothes and appliances. Unit 1307: Andrea Wiley, 330 Franklin, Sidney, OH 45365, 9 boxes, dresser, dining set ; Unit 1321: Michael Wilson, 7955 Millerstown Eris Rd., Saint Paris, OH 43072, 8 boxes, end table; Unit 1402: Rebecca Hamby, 6167 Hardin Wapak Rd., Sidney, OH 45365, boxes, 17 bags, rocker; Unit 2207: Stephanie Harris, 1529 E. Court St. Apt. A, Sidney, OH 45365, washer, dryer, dining set; Unit 2504: Lillie Young, 2400 Wapakoneta Lot 6, Sidney, OH 45365, Fridge; Unit 7405: Daniel Figuracion, 967 N. Buckeye Ave., Sidney, OH 45365, Washer, 1985 Pontiac Fiero VIN#1G2PM37R9FP263519, boxes, computer. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the time of sale. All goods are sold as is and must be removed at the time of purchase. Extra Space Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid. Sale is subject to adjournment. Auctioneer Joseph C. Tate as executive administrator. Mar. 26, Apr. 2 2268852
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