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Sidney opposes HB5 BY TOM MILLHOUSE tmillhouse@civitasmedia.com With city staff citing the loss of income tax revenue and local control if the legislation is approved, Sidney City Council on Monday night passed a resolution opposing passage of pending Ohio House Bill 5. Renee DuLaney, assistant finance of-

ficer, outlined the reasons why the bill would be detrimental to Sidney and other cities in Ohio. “Sidney staff ’s review indicates that the impact would be about $95,000 per year less revenue with which to provide city services,” DuLaney said. “The Ohio House bill requires state oversight of municipal income taxes at the state level, hampers the ability to administer

this tax locally, diminishes local control and challenges once again Home Rule Authority granted by Article XVIII of the Ohio Constitution,” she said. “Municipalities must fight to protect their single largest revenue source which provides essential municipal services, promoting a positive quality of life that residents and businesses, alike rely,” she said. See HB5/Page 10A

Please! No more snow! BY TOM MILLHOUSE tmillhouse@civitasmedia.com

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Kathryn June “Katie” Freistuhler • Joseph G. Tirey • Judith L. Fergus • Vickie L. Hollis • Paulette A. McJunkin • Janet Elizabeth Adducchio • Karla Kay Magoto

INDEX Business .............................8A City, County records ...........2A Classified.........................6-8B Comics ...............................4B Fort Loramie .....................11A Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope..........................4B Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................5A Obituaries ...........................3A Sports .........................13-15A State news..........................4A ’Tween 12 and 20...............6A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Roach .....16A

TODAY’S THOUGHT “Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.” — Vittorio Alfieri, Italian dramatist (1749-1803) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5A.

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A SNOWMAN on East Main Street in Russia decries the same stuff he is made of preferring baseball over his own existence Tuesday. The snowman was made by brothers Randy McCarty, 17, and Bryant McCarty, 15, in their front yard with help from their friend Nick Paulus, 17, of Russia. Randy and Bryant are the sons of Jennifer and Bill McCarty. Paulus is the son of Jim and Donetta Paulus.

Heitman named Firefighter of the Year BY TOM MILLHOUSE “During his career, Ryan retmillhouse@civitasmedia.com ceived a Record of Exceptional Performance for his participaWith his wife and two sons tion in the rescue effort of a looking on, Ryan Heitman 10-year-old trapped in a house was recognized as Firefighter fire in 2007; one as part of an of the Year for 2012 at Mon- extrication crew for a vehicle day night’s Sidney City Coun- in Mosquito Creek; one for his cil meeting. involvement at the scene of an Sidney Fire Chief Bradley auto accident with the driver Jones made the presentation trapped inside in 2011; and to Heitman, who has been one as part of an initial search with the department for 6 1/2 team for a victim in a burning years. “His nomination reads: house in 2012.” ‘Ryan consistently goes beA graduate of Houston yond what is expected of him High School, Heitman earned and always volunteers to help an associate degree in Fire other personnel with proj- Science Technology from Sinects,’” Jones said. “A certified clair Community College in paramedic, he is a member of June. Prior to joining the Sidour RIT core group, Hazmat ney Fire Department, HeitFor photo reprints, visit www.sidneydailynews.com SDN Photo/Tom Millhouse Team, Uniform Committee man was employed by the RYAN HEITMAN (left) was presented with the Firefighter of the and Health and Safety Com- Dayton Fire Department. Year Award during Monday night’s Sidney City Council meet- mittee,” Jones said, noting Jones explained that the ing. Fire Chief Bradley Jones reads the citation honoring Heit- Heitman also is a union Firefighter of the Year award man, who has been on the department for 6 1/2 years. trustee. See HEITMAN/Page 10A 2374083

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Enough already! First there was the day after Christmas snow, followed more recently by a late-winter storm on March 5 — both of which dumped up to 10 inches of snow in some areas of Shelby County and surrounding areas. And then on Sunday night and Monday morning the winter that won’t go away left drivers slip-sliding away with another 5 to 8 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service. In Sidney, the wastewater treatment plant reported 6 to 7 inches of snow. The first wave of the most recent storm came late Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon. The couple of inches of snow made area roadways treacherous, resulting in a rash of accidents and vehicles sliding into ditches. The heaviest snowfall started around 8:30 p.m. Sunday and continued through Monday morning before tapering off. With the wind kicking up through the night, drifting was a problem for crews, particularly in the outlying areas, according to Shelby County Engineer Bob Geuy. Geuy said county crews worked through the night and before hitting the roads again Tuesday morning to clear roads drifted shut again. When contacted Tuesday, Geuy said the roads didn’t drift too much overnight, but when the temperatures dropped around 6 a.m., the roads became slick when ice formed in some areas. “It got slick pretty quick,” he said, See SNOW/Page 4A

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MONDAY -11:44 p.m.: arrest. Officers arrested Bradley J. Lesley, 19, no address given, for theft and possession of paraphernalia. -9:33 p.m.: assault. James Clarence Richardson II, 212 Forest St., Apt. 3, reported he had been assaulted in the 800 block of Clinton Avenue. -8:47 p.m.: driver charged. Officers cited Gary W. Cox, 58, 5156 Frazier-Guy Road, for driving under OVI suspension following a traffic stop in the 800 block of East Court Street. SUNDAY -10:24 p.m.: theft. William A. Perk, 5880 State Route 29, Lot 47, reported someone broke into his car and stole four chrome rims and a CD player. Loss was set at $1.300 and there was $100 damage to the window. -9:53 p.m.: burglary. Eric L. Gross, 716 Spruce Ave., reported someone broke into his home and stole a television and two game systems. Loss was set at more than $600. -2:44 p.m.: phone stolen. Amanda R. Roush, 528 S. Ohio Ave., reported a cell phone valued at $100 was missing from her residence. -11:01 a.m.: theft. John S. Zimmerman, of Sangerville, Maine, reported someone broke into his semi truck and stole a GPS unit, valued at $270, while the vehicle was parked at 420 Folkerth Ave. Damage to the truck was set at $350. -10:17 a.m.: credit card theft. Eugene Tew Valient, 550 Rauth St., reported the theft of his credit card. -8:26 a.m.: theft. Matthew Jay Walter, of Greenville, Mich., reported someone broke into his truck and stole a GPS unit valued at $270. Damage to the truck window was set at $250. The theft occurred at 1959 Michigan St. -7:47 a.m.: theft. Thomas J. Borkowski, 49, 269 Hillcrest Drive, reported the theft of a laptop computer, computer bag, scale rules and a wireless card from his work truck. Loss was set at $780. SATURDAY -11:38 p.m.: domestic violence. Officers

Ave., for domestic violence. -7:19 p.m.: shoplifting. Grant L. Sullivan, 28, address at large, was arrested for theft after he allegedly stole merchandise valued at $165 at Walmart, 2400 Michigan St. -3:50 p.m.: arrest. Officers arrested Jesse Wriston, 25, address at large, for domestic violence after a male reported he was assaulted by Wriston at a Merri Lane residence. FRIDAY -11:40 p.m.: arrest. Officers arrested Jerilyn Koontz, 39, no address given, on a domestic violence charge. -11:28 p.m.: theft. Logan J. Monnin, 6403 State Route 47, reported the theft of a credit card from 111 N. Vandemark Road. -6 p.m.: criminal damaging. Police received a report of door window panes being broken at 214 Franklin Ave. Damage was set at $100. MARCH 19 -7:12 p.m.: juvenile arrested. Officers arrested a 17-year-old male on a drug paraphernalia charge following an incident in the 800 block of Arrowhead Drive. MARCH 14 -8:34 p.m.: turf damaged. Officers were called to Cole Court on a report of a vehicle damaging an undeveloped lot on Cole Court. The suspects were found sitting in a Jeep in the middle of undeveloped lots that had been damaged by the vehicle. Damage was set at $1,000. The investigation continues.

Accidents A car was unable to stop coming down the snow-covered Washington Street hill at 10:10 p.m. Sunday and slid across street and struck the front porch at 608 N. Main Ave., Apt. B. The impact caused damage to the brick, railing and support post for the roof and flooring. Alexiss Jisel Cruz, 21, 2325 Collins Drive, Apt. C, was driving with a temporary permit. She was cited for driving without a licensed passenger. Cruz’s car sustained minor damage.

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property damage accident on St. Marys Road at the CSX bridge. A small amount of oil and transmission fluid was cleaned up. -6:20 a.m. medical. Medics responded to the 500 block of Kossuth Street. -5:20 a.m. car fire. Firefighters responded to 825 S. Vandemark Road on the report of a car fire in the engine compartment. The fire was out on arrival. -3:01 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of East Court Street. -2:12 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of East North Street. MONDAY -9:59 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1100 of Marvin Gene Court. -9:33 p.m.: injury. Medics responded to the report of an injury at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and Jefferson Street. -2:30 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of South Walnut Avenue, but were not needed upon arrival. -2:10 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of Third Avenue. -1:31 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 2100 block of Michigan Street. -1:07 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 800 block of South Main Avenue. -11:53 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 100 block of East Bennett Street. SUNDAY -10:59 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of Gemini Drive. -5:10 p.m.: accident. Medics were called to a traffic accident at Vandemark Road and Michigan Street. -4:51 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical alarm report, but it turned out to be a false alarm. -12:20 p.m.: medTUESDAY ical. Medics were called -8:42 a.m.: medical. to the 1800 block of Medics responded to the Cheryl Drive. 800 block of Countryside Lane. -7:10 a.m.: injury crash. Medics responded to mile marker 83 on Interstate 75 on the report of an accident with injuries. -6:38 a.m.: check for hazard. Firefighters responded to the scene of a

• Kyle R. Bray, 26, 1308 Hancock St., was cited for failure to control following a two-vehicle accident in the 1000 block of Riverbend Boulevard at 11:23 p.m. Sunday. Reports state Bray was driving west on Riverbend Boulevard when he lost control of his vehicle on the snowstreet and covered struck a parked truck owned by Preferred Mechanical Services, 12852 Wells Road, Anna. The parked truck sustained heavy damage and there was moderate damage to Bray’s car. • A Sidney teenager was cited for failure to yield the right of way while making a left turn following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Fair Road and Hampton Court at 7:55 a.m. Friday. Sidney police issued the citation to Elizabeth Ann Douglas, 17, 11333 Fair Road. Reports state Douglas was driving south on Hampton Drive when she attempted to make a left turn onto Fair Road and pulled into the path of a car being driven northeast on Fair Road by Kelli M. Brunson, 28, no address given, as she was starting to turn onto Hampton Court. There was minor damage to the Douglas car and moderate damage to the Brunson car. • Stephanie Craig, 27, 733 S. Miami Ave., was cited for failure to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle crash in the 1000 block of Wapakoneta Avenue at 3:53 p.m. March 19. Reports state Craig pulled from 1024 Wapakoneta Ave. into the path of a car being driven south on Wapakoneta Avenue by Kevin Michael, 41, 273 S. High St., St. Paris. Both cars sustained minor damage.

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MONDAY -9:45 p.m.: child in road. Deputies received a report of a child wearing dark clothing on the road in the 1700 block of South Lindsey Road. -7:47 a.m.: property damage accident. Deputies responded to a two-vehicle crash in the 9000 block of Ohio 47. There were no injuries. -6:39 a.m.: vehicle hit pole. Deputies responded to a property damage accident at the intersection of Kelch and Russia-Versailles roads. -5:56 a.m.: injury accident. The Anna and Jackson Center rescue squads responded to an injury accident at the 103 mile marker on Interstate 75 on a report of a person suffering head, shoulder and leg injuries. No other information was available. SUNDAY -11:20 p.m.: pedestrians on road. Deputies received a report of two people in the middle of the road in the 4000 block of Ohio 66with snow shovels. A driver reported almost hitting the two people, who appeared to be writing something on the road. -1:45 p.m.: crash. Deputies responded to a property damage accident in the 4000 block of Ohio 705. The sheriff ’s office also received many calls Sunday afternoon and Monday morning of vehicles sliding off the road. -12:13 a.m.: domestic violence. Deputies and Botkins police officers were called to a residence in the 300 block of East Walnut Street, See COUNTY/Page 10A

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TROY — Paulette A. McJunkin, 85, of Troy and formerly of St. Marys, passed away 1:35 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Auglaize Acres in Wapakoneta. She was born Oct. 3, 1927, in Rochefort, Belgium, to the late Eugene and Maria Pemers Collin. She was married to John R. McJunkin Jr. on Nov. 30, 1946, and he preceded her in death July 8, 1979. She was also preceded in death by one sister. Paulette is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, John and Marcia McJunkin, of St. Marys, Jerry McJunkin, of Troy; two grandMichelle daughters, (Jason) Hawkins, of Whitehouse and Nicole (Zach) Gannon, of Anna; and two great-grandchildren, Caleb and

Chloe Baughman, both of Anna. Paulette graduated from high school in Belgium. She did volunteer work at the former Stouder Memorial Hospital in Troy, and was with Welcome Wagon of Troy. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Europe. There will be a private graveside service at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Tipp City on Saturday. Arrangements are entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. Contributions may be given in her memory to the American Lung Association. Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com.

Joseph G. Tirey FORT LORAMIE — Joseph G. Tirey, 65, of 62 Greenback Road, Fort Loramie, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at 4 p.m. at The Pavilion in Sidney. He was born on April 11, 1947, in Sidney, the son of the late Dr. James W. and Flora (Jordan) Tirey. In 1989, he married Sue (Daily) Tirey, and she lives in Rapid City, S.D. He is survived by two sons, MacAthur (Max) Tirey and Charles Parsons Tirey, both of Rapid City, S.D.; two brothers, James Tirey II, of Sidney and Gary Tirey and wife Gretchen, of Columbus. Joseph was preceded in death by two sisters, Linda Cook and Margaret Ammon. Mr. Tirey was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam Era. Joseph was a musician and studied music at Capital University in Columbus in 1965. He also earned a Per-

former’s Certificate from The Berklee School of Music in Boston, Mass. While in the military he performed on his ship that he served. Joseph was also a gem setter for several years with the Colman Black Hills Gold Co. Mr. Tirey was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Rapid City, S.D., and the St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Anna. In keeping with Mr. Tirey’s wishes his body will be cremated. There will be no public services at this time. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney. Condolences may be expressed to the Tirey at family www.cromesfh.com.

Judith L. Fergus Judith L. Fergus, 62, of Sidney and formerly of Jackson Center, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at 10:57 a.m. at Lima Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 9, 1950, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Charles and Wilma (Wilt) Fergus. She is survived by one brother, James Fergus, of Wapakoneta, and one nephew, David Hurley and three great-nieces and nephews, Maura Hurley, Tyler and Carter Hurley. Ms. Fergus was a homemaker , she loved playing bingo and any type of card games. Judith was a graduate of Jackson Center High School with the class of 1969 and attended her church of faith, Only Be-

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lieve Ministries Christian Center every Sunday. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Burial will follow at Montra Cemetery in Montra. Friends may call on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. The family suggest that memorials may be made to Only Believe Ministries Christian Center in memory of Judith Fergus. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Fergus family at Cromes Funeral Home’s w e b s i t e , www.cromesfh.com.

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Millie’s Bakery in Sidney. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She loved being with her family, especially her grandkids, and she will be dearly missed. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 29, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney, with Pastor Chad Inman officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church in memory of Kathryn “Katie” Freistuhler. condoGuestbook lences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Freistuhler family at www.cromesfh.com

Janet Elizabeth Adducchio FLETCHER — Janet Elizabeth Adducchio, 40, of Fletcher passed away while surrounded by her family on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 7:16 a.m., after a three-year battle with a rare cancer. Born Sept. 22, 1972 in Fairborn, Janet is survived by her devoted husband, Paul J. Adducchio, of Fletcher, whom she married March 6, 1998. She was a beautiful, loving mother to three children, Jessica (Zachary) Baird, Tyler Franz, and Levi Adducchio, of Fletcher. She is also survived by a grandson, Wyatt Baird whom she adored. Janet attended the Fletcher United Methodist Church, and her steadfast faith touched many throughout her life. She graduated from Greenon High School in 1990 before receiving her associate degree in nursing from Sinclair Community College in 1996. She worked as a devoted, talented, and caring nurse at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton and Wilson Hospital, Sidney. Janet’s vibrant, entertaining soul and generous, humble character was loved by every one she met, and she will be severely missed. She approached every obstacle in life with a smile and cheerful attitude, and she immensely enjoyed making fun memories with her friends and family. Also left to mourn are her mother, Dorathea (Bill) Fortener; motherin-law Mary Adducchio;

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• The Osgood American Legion post will have an Easter egg hunt Saturday at 1 p.m. This is for children preschool through third grade. • The raffle winners of the Osgood Legion Youth Raffle for March are Bernadette Schulze, Leroy Ahrns, Pauline Drees, Prengers Inc. and Hugo Schlarman. The euchre winners for March 21 were Urban Arling, Tom Poeppelman, Art Lochtfeld, Dottie Bensman and Leroy Ahrns. • Kindergarten students in CCD will have class on April 3, 10 and 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Nicholas and St. Louis Parish. Register your child by calling the pastoral office.

brothers, David (Robyn) Dunco, Doug Dunco and Donald Dunco; brothe r s - i n - l a w, David Adducchio and Mark (Bonnie) Adducchio; sister, Jill Simones; and sisters-inlaw, Lisa (Phil) Bennett, and Christine (Scott) Spille. They are joined in grief by her many adoring nieces and nephews, along with an incalculable number of extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert M. Dunco; father-in-law Patsy Paul Adducchio; and sisterin-law Terry Ankeny. A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher, with the Rev Andy Perry presiding. Burial will follow in Casstown Cemetery, North Children’s Home Road, Casstown. The family will receive friends in the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, Janet wished for memorial contributions to be made to the Jack & Jill F o u n d a t i o n (www.jajf.org/donate) or to Thymic Cancer Research at Indiana University, 980 W. Walnut St., Indianapolis, IN 46020. Envelopes will be available in the church. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com.

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that convicted Beasley of murder recommended that he be executed. Judge Lynne Callahan has the option of reducing the sentence to life in prison. Co-defendant Brogan Rafferty, who was 16 at the time of the crimes in 2011, was sentenced by the same judge last year to life without parole. Because of his age, he wasn’t eligible for the death penalty. One of the victims was killed near Akron, and the others were shot at a southeast Ohio farm during bogus job interviews. The slain men were Ralph Geiger, 56, of Akron; David Pauley, 51, of Norfolk, Va.; and Kern, of nearby Massillon. All were down-andout men looking for a fresh start in life, prosecutors said during the trial. The survivor, Scott Davis, now 49, was looking for work so he could move from South Carolina closer to his family

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Tom Burke returned A Fort Loramie School bus crashed into a telephone pole on Schlater Road home from military servjust west of its intersection with Hilgefort Road at around 4:30 p.m. Tues- ice in the Vietnam War day. No children were hurt in the crash. The Shelby County Sheriff's de- and was scorned and partment responded to the accident. even spit upon by war protesters. More than 40 years later, he is proudly taking From Page 1 part in Ohio’s first observance of the state’s Vietadding that crews apnam Veterans Day, which plied salt to improve the he and other veterans road conditions. sought for years. Shelby County Sher“Many Vietnam veteriff ’s deputies were kept ans have waited a long busy investigating accitime for something that dents Tuesday morning validates their service,” and there also were a said Burke, who has vivid number of vehicles slidmemories of protesters ing into the ditch. Ohio spitting on his uniform after he returned home. State Highway Patrol “Back then, the war and officials received a numthe warriors got blurred, ber of reports of vehicles and unfortunately the sliding off the road. warrior became the war Geuy wasn’t ready to for some.” say this will be the final But Burke thinks the major snow of the year. country has learned the “We hope so, but difference. He joined we’ve been around here other veterans in Columlong enough to know we bus on Tuesday to open might get some more,” the display of a traveling Geuy said. replica of the Vietnam Marty Keifer, Sidney War Memorial wall at the street department suOhio History Center. The perintendent, said city ceremony began four days crews worked through of commemorative events. the night on Sunday The week shouldn’t into Monday, with a just be somber but “also Photo courtesy of Ted Oldiges shift change around joyful for those who came midnight to get fresh NATHAN, HANNAH and Brandon Oldiges used home,” Retired Air Force drivers out on the their day off from school Monday to build their Col. Tom Moe, director of streets. replica of the Easter Bunny. They are the children of the Ohio Department of “I think we were Ted and Maria Oldiges, of Minster. pretty successful. The surface temperature re- Transportation District cars sliding into the ally helped us,” Keifer 7, said crews worked ditch. Krista Storrer, dissaid, explaining that the through the night and warmer temperatures “everything went pretty patcher with the Piqua made salting more effec- smoothly.” She said Mon- post of the Ohio State tive than if the snow- day there were some Highway Patrol, also storm hit during cold east-west highways that noted that the number had patches of snow, but of crashes was down weather. Contacted Tuesday, “for the most part, every- overnight Sunday and CHAIR VOLLEYBALL,AQUA AEROBICS, POKER, into Monday. Keifer said crews the thing is clear.” FOOD, FUN, CHOIR, EXERCISE CLASSES, “We didn’t handle Dispatchers with the streets were in good HEALTH SCREENINGS, EXERCISE FACILITY shape as temperatures Shelby County Sheriff ’s anything like we did Join the 39,195 Another record (Sunday),” climbed above freezing. Office reported they had yesterday active attendees! year! “We were working today a few accidents Monday Storrer said. “The state did a fanto touch up things morning, but not nearly as many as the first tastic job in Shelby downtown,” he said. of Sidney-Shelby County 304 S. West Ave., Sidney Mandi Abner, public snow that hit Sunday County,” Storrer said in Come information officer for afternoon. There also praising the efforts of join the M-F 8-6:30; Sat 8-12 492-5266 FUN! Ohio Department of were many reports of ODOT crews.

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day wasn’t approved without controversy. Burke, president of the Buckeye State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America, and other veterans began lobbying for it in 2009, and Moe started gauging veterans’ views on it when he took office in 2010. He says an estimated 300,000 of Ohio’s 867,000 current veterans served during the time of the Vietnam War. questioned Some whether the day was needed, with a national Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day. Vietnam veteran Harry Prestanski, of West Chester near Cincinnati, said that was his view until he talked with other veterans and decided “it was a way to welcome home those who never felt welcomed.”

Veterans Services, said in a telephone interview Tuesday, recounting what he told veterans and others at the event. He also told the standing-room-only crowd, “If you haven’t heard it before, thank you.” The actual date of Vietnam Veterans Day is March 30, but commemorative events were being held early to avoid conflicting with Easter weekend. A remembrance ceremony will end the display of “The Wall that Heals” replica Friday. Other events include panel discussions on the war and its aftermath, a Statehouse exhibit emphasizing Ohioans’ role in the war and a ceremony Thursday at the Statehouse. Moe said the veterans

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in northeast Ohio. Davis testified that he heard the click of a gun as he walked in front of Beasley at the reputed job site in Noble County. Davis, who was shot in an arm, knocked the weapon aside, hid in the woods for seven hours and tipped off police. “I was worried about bleeding to death,” Davis testified. Beasley took the stand himself at trial and told the court Davis had pulled a gun on him first in retaliation for being a police informant in a motorcycle club investigation. But Beasley didn’t take the stand during the sentencing phase to appeal for mercy. His attorneys instead called his mother, a psychologist and a friend to press for leniency. Prosecutor Jonathan Baumoel said last week that Ohio reserves the death penalty for “the worst of the worst” and, as such, said Beasley deserves to be executed.

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AKRON (AP) — The father of one of three men lured by Craigslist job offers and murdered had Tuesday’s sentencing date for the killer etched in his mind: 16 months to the day his son’s body was identified. Jack Kern, father of Timothy Kern, 47, and relatives of other victims of Richard Beasley, 53, crowded a courtroom Tuesday to hear whether he must face execution, but the case was delayed by an attorney’s illness. Beasley, wearing a red and white striped jail outfit, clutching a cane and sitting in a wheelchair he uses because of back pain, kept his chin on his chest as he was wheeled into court after a 90-minute delay to hear the postponement. Family members, briefed in private about the delay by prosecutors, are expected to return for the sentencing rescheduled for April 4. Last week the jury

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Study: 32% increase for medical claims

TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, March 27, the 86th day of 2013. There are 279 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 27, 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon (hwahn pahns duh LEE’-ohn) sighted present-day Florida. On this date: • In 1625, Charles I acceded to the English throne upon the death of James I. • In 1794, Congress approved “An Act to provide a Naval Armament” of six armed ships. • In 1836, the first Mormon temple was dedicated in Kirtland, Ohio. • In 1912, first lady Helen Herron Taft and the wife of Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Viscountess Chinda, planted the first two of 3,000 cherry trees given as a gift by the mayor of Tokyo. • In 1933, Japan officially withdrew from the League of Nations. • In 1942, American servicemen were granted free mailing privileges. • In 1958, Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier in addition to First Secretary of the Communist Party. • In 1964, Alaska was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunamis that killed about 130 people. • In 1968, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the Earth, died in a plane crash. • In 1973, “The Godfather” won the Academy Award for best picture of 1972, but its star, Marlon Brando, refused to accept his Oscar for best actor. Liza Minnelli won best actress for “Cabaret.” • In 1977, 583 people were killed when a KLM Boeing 747, attempting to take off, crashed into a Pan Am 747 on the Canary Island of Tenerife. In 1980, 123 workers died when a North Sea floating oil field platform, the Alexander Kielland, capsized during a storm. Ten years ago: Serbian police killed two major suspects in the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic. Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko won his second World Figure Skating Championships title, edging American Tim Goebel at the MCI Center in Washington D.C. Pulitzer Prizewinning playwright Paul Zindel died in New York at age 66. Five years ago: The Pentagon said Defense Secretary Robert Gates had ordered a full inventory of all nuclear weapons and related materials after the mistaken delivery of ballistic missile fuses to Taiwan.

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A new kind of streaming ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Talk about streaming media: The Philadelphia Phillies’ top minor league affiliate is set to debut what it calls a “urinal gaming system” at its ballpark in Allentown. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs tapped a British company to install the system in men’s restrooms at CocaCola Park. It consists of a video display mounted above each urinal. When a fan approaches, the video console will sense his presence and switch into gaming mode. The guy aims left or right to control the play on the screen. The team said Tuesday that Coca-Cola Park will be the first sports venue in the world to feature the gaming system. It’ll be ready by opening day next week.

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LUCIANO GHIRGA, lawyer of Amanda Knox, (center) talks to journalists as he leaves Italy’s Court of Cassation, in Rome, Tuesday. Italy’s highest criminal court has overturned the acquittal of Amanda Knox in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial. The Court of Cassation ruled Tuesday that an appeals court in Florence must re-hear the case against the American and her Italian-ex-boyfriend for the murder of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher.

Knox saga still not over for Italian courts ROME (AP) — It’s not over yet for Amanda Knox. Italy’s top criminal court dealt a stunning setback Tuesday to the 25-year-old college student, overturning her acquittal in the grisly murder of her British roommate and ordering her to stand trial again. “She thought that the nightmare was over,” Knox’s attorney, Carlo Dalla Vedova, told reporters minutes after conveying the unexpected turn of events to his client, who had stayed up to hear the ruling, which came shortly after 2 a.m. West Coast time. “But she’s ready to fight.” Now a student at the University of Washington in Seattle, Knox called the decision by the Rome-based Court of Cassation “painful” but said she was confident that she would be exonerated. The American left Italy a free woman after her October 2011 acquittal — but only after serving nearly four years of a 26-year prison sentence

from a lower court that convicted her of murdering Meredith Kercher. The 21year-old exchange student’s body was found in a pool of blood, her throat slit, in a bedroom of the house the two shared in Perugia, a university town 100 miles north of Rome. Raffaele Sollecito, Knox’s Italian boyfriend at the time, was also convicted of the Nov. 1, 2007, murder, then later acquitted. His acquittal was also thrown out Tuesday and a new trial ordered. Italian law cannot compel Knox to return for the new trial and Dalla Vedova said she had no plans to do so. In any case, the judicial saga is likely to continue for years. It will be months before a date is set for the new trial, to be held in Florence instead of Perugia because the small town has only one appellate court, which already acquitted her. Prosecution and defense teams must also await details

of the ruling explaining why the high court concluded there were procedural errors in the trial that acquitted Knox and Sollecito. The court has 90 days to issue its explanation. Another Knox defender, Luciano Ghirga, said she was gearing up psychologically for her third trial. Ghirga said he told Knox: “You have always been our strength. We rose up again after the first-level convictions. We’ll have the same resoluteness, the same energy” in the new trial. Still, it was a tough blow for the former exchange student, whose parents mortgaged both their homes to raise funds for her lengthy, expensive defense. “It was painful to receive the news that the Italian Supreme Court decided to send my case back for revision when the prosecution’s theory of my involvement in Meredith’s murder has been repeatedly revealed to be completely unfounded and unfair,” Knox said in a statement.

Supreme Court might sidestep major ruling on gay marriage WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dove into a historic debate on gay rights Tuesday that could soon lead to resumption of same-sex marriage in California, but the justices signaled they may not be ready for a major national ruling on whether America’s gays and lesbians have a right to marry. The court’s first major examination of gay rights in 10 years continues Wednesday, when the justices will consider the federal law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of benefits afforded straight married people. The issue before the court on Tuesday was more fundamental: Does the Constitution require that people be allowed to marry whom they choose, regardless of either partner’s gender? The fact that the question was in front of the Supreme Court at all was startling, given that no state recognized same-sex unions before 2003 and 40 states still don’t allow them. There is no questioning the emotions the issue stirs. Demonstrators on both sides

crowded the grounds outside the court, waving signs, sometimes chanting their feelings. Inside, a skeptical Justice Samuel Alito cautioned against a broad ruling in favor of gay marriage precisely because the issue is so new. “You want us to step in and render a decision based on an assessment of the effects of this institution which is newer than cellphones or the Internet? I mean, we do not have the ability to see the future,” Alito said. Indeed, it was clear from the start of the 80-minute argument in a packed courtroom, that the justices, including some liberals who seemed open to gay marriage, had doubts about whether they should even be hearing the challenge to California’s Proposition 8, the state’s voter-approved gay marriage ban. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the potentially decisive vote on a closely divided court, suggested the justices could dismiss the case with no ruling at all. Such an outcome would almost certainly allow gay marriages to resume in California but would have no impact elsewhere.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance companies will have to pay out an average of 32 percent more for medical claims on individual health policies under President Barack Obama’s overhaul, the nation’s leading group of financial risk analysts has estimated. That’s likely to increase premiums for at least some Americans buying individual plans. The report by the Society of Actuaries could turn into a big headache for the Obama administration at a time when many parts of the country remain skeptical about the Affordable Care Act. While some states will see medical claims costs per person decline, the report concluded the overwhelming majority will see double-digit increases in their individual health insurance markets, where people purchase coverage directly from insurers. The disparities are striking. By 2017, the estimated increase would be 62 percent for California, about 80 percent for Ohio, more than 20 percent for Florida and 67 percent for Maryland. Much of the reason for the higher claims costs is that sicker people are expected to join the pool, the report said. The report did not make similar estimates for employer plans, the mainstay for workers and their families. That’s because the primary impact of Obama’s law is on people who don’t have coverage through their jobs. The administration questions the design of the study, saying it focused only on one piece of the puzzle and ignored cost relief strategies in the law such as tax credits to help people afford premiums and special payments to insurers who attract an outsize share of the sick. The study also doesn’t take into account the potential price-cutting effect of competition in new state insurance markets that will go live on Oct. 1, administration officials said. At a White House briefing on Tuesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said some of what passes for health insurance today is so skimpy it can’t be compared to the comprehensive coverage available under the law. “Some of these folks have very high catastrophic plans that don’t pay for anything unless you get hit by a bus,” she said. “They’re really mortgage protection, not health insurance.” A prominent national expert, recently retired Medicare chief actuary Rick Foster, said the report does “a credible job” of estimating potential enrollment and costs under the law, “without trying to tilt the answers in any particular direction.”

Lottery winner feels ‘pure joy,’ uncertainty LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man feels “pure joy” at winning a $338 million Powerball jackpot but has no idea what he will do with the money — except buy a car, to replace his feet as his primary mode of transportation, he said. Dominican immigrant Pedro Quezada, 45, and his wife, Ines, appeared at New Jersey lottery headquarters Tuesday to officially claim the prize. Both came in jeans, accompanied by four of his eight siblings and two nephews. The former bodega owner-operator, who came to the United States from the city of Jarabacoa 26 years ago, said his mind is not clear enough yet to figure out how he will use the money or where he might live. He did say he could use a good car. Asked what kind of car he has now, he said, “My feet.” Lottery officials said Quezada had decided to accept the winnings in the form of a lump-sum payment worth $221 million, or about $152 million after taxes. It’s the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history. He showed up Monday afternoon at the liquor store in Passaic where he purchased the ticket, not knowing if he held the winner. The ticket was validated at 4:17 p.m., giving him less than 24 hours to weigh his future as a multimillionaire before appearing at the news conference. He was asked questions in Spanish and English and answered all the questions in Spanish, with a translator standing next to him. He was peppered with questions about he would spend the money.

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PEDRO QUEZADA, the winner of the Powerball jackpot, holds up a promotional check during a news conference at the New Jersey Lottery headquarters, Tuesday in Lawrenceville, N.J. Quezada, 44, won the $338 million jackpot with the winning ticket he purchased at Eagle Liquors store in Passaic, N.J.


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Carlisles mark 50 years

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• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, BRONSTON, Ky. — 320 E. Russell Road. John and JoAnn Carlisle Thursday Morning will celebrate their 50th • Upper Valley Medical Center hosts a Mom and wedding anniversary Baby Get Together group from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in April 6, 2013, with a card the Farm House on the center campus. The meeting and greeting shower is facilitated by the lactation department. The planned by their chilgroup offers the opportunity to meet with other dren, who request that moms, share about being a new mother and learn friends shower the about breastfeeding and the baby. For information, Carlisles with greetings call (937) 440-4906. at P.O. Box 470, Bron• New Bremen Public Library will host Story- ston, KY 42518. time at 10:30 a.m. Registration required. John and the former JoAnn Ishmael were Thursday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at married April 6, 1963, in Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Independence, Ky. John is the son of the Church, 120 W. Water St. Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle • The Adult Highly Recommended Book Club late Richard and Pearl will meet at the New Bremen Public Library at 1 Carlisle. JoAnn is the daughter of the late Cecil and Marietta Ishmael. p.m. The Carlisles have three children, Michelle Thursday Evening Hutchison, of Columbus, Nicole Long, of Bronston, • Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 7 p.m. in Ky., and Mitch Carlisle, of Weatherford, Texas. They the Emmons Conference Room at Dorothy Love Refive grandchildren. have tirement Community. For more information, call Lu John retired from the Sidney Electric Co. in Ann Presser at 497-6542. 2004, at which time, he and JoAnne left Sidney to • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the live on Cumberland Lake, where they had vacaFamily, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist tioned and camped for many years. They are enjoyChurch, 230 Poplar St. ing a relaxed pace of life, traveling and spending Friday Morning time with their grandchildren. • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storyThey were long-time members of First Baptist time for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To Church in Sidney. register, call 295-3155. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Fair board hears E. coli warning During their meeting March 20 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, members of the Shelby County Agricultural Society (Fair Board) were warned about the effect an E. coli outbreak during the fair could have on insurance premiums. Eugene Schulze reported that during a remeeting in gional Mercer County, he learned that major insurance companies have made statements to Ohio fair managers that any more occurrences of the disease could cause loss of insurance to the fair industry. In other business, members: • Were encouraged to urge to state representatives and senators to

vote against the governor’s proposed tax on fairs, games and rides. • Approved a proposal by the antique tractor club to waive the usual $2-per-person admission charge to grandstand events at the fair so that the club can stage a human tractor pull with free admission. • Approved a motion to opt out of optional livestock rules 901-1931, having to do with responsibilities of and assistance to junior fair exhibitors, and 901-1934, having to do with outstanding market project competition. • Heard reports about the status of tree removal, building repairs, track leveling and contracts for electricity.

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• Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at Dear Heloise: you’ll see secnoon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth AvI love pometions to pull enue. All Master Masons are invited. granates, but I apart. Fill a Friday Evening often have troubowl with • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step ble removing water, place the programs to confront destructive habits and be- the seeds withsections in it haviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, out bursting and gently pull 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For them. Is there out the seeds, more information, call (937) 548-9006. an easier way to and they will Hints • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying remove them, sink to the botClean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First and is it OK to from tom. Throw out United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. eat the white Heloise the rest, and part of the seed strain the seeds. Saturday Morning whole Heloise Cruse Now you can • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge hosts a recy- (the just pop them in cling event at the Sidney Transfer Station from 8 seed)? — Angela G. in Ohio your mouth to enjoy, or a.m. to noon. Pomegranates are so store in a container in Saturday Afternoon and add color to the refrigerator for up to tasty • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., offers Legos at the Library program for fami- many dishes. Arils (the two weeks. — Heloise P.S.: Pomegranates lies with children 4 through fifth grade from 2 to red seeds) can be eaten, including the white part. (whole) will keep for 3:30 p.m. Removing the seeds is about one month on the Saturday Evening easy, too. Cut off about counter or two in the re• Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising an inch of the top of the frigerator. So, stock up bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors fruit. Looking down, when they are at a open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club Checkmates meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy DR. WALsecure enough in Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are LACE: Alan and the relationship welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. I have been datto believe you • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday ing for about five were his. I advise Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran months. For the you to stop seeChurch, 120 W. Water St. first three ing him immedi-

good price. The name “pomegranate” comes from Middle French, and literally means “seeded apple.” It also is referred to as a Chinese apple. SAVING SPINACH Dear Heloise: I usually buy fresh spinach to put in my omelets, but sometimes it goes bad before I can use it all. By chance, I took some fresh spinach, dropped it into a small, plastic bag and placed it into the freezer (rinsed and patted dry — Heloise). It kept longer, and when I pulled it out, I broke it into pieces by crunching the bag. Wish I knew this years ago! — Karen B., via email

CONTAINING SUGARS Dear Heloise: Brown sugar and powdered sugar are sold in boxes or bags, which I find messy. I avoid the mess while employing the environmental principle of repurposing. I use an empty container of Parmesan cheese (washed) for powdered sugar. The container has openings on top, with small holes for sprinkling and a bigger one for spooning. For brown sugar, I clean a used, plastic coffee container. One designed to hold 11-12 ounces of coffee is the best size. — Bill C., via email

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Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at the Sidney Moose Lodge. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Deb Barga at 492-3167. • The New Bremen Public Library Tween Book Club for children in fourth-sixth grades meets at 3:30 p.m. Advance registration appreciated.

Monday Evening • Minster Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Minster Historical Society Museum, 112 Fourth St., Minster. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. 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. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Russell Road. To access the Community Calendar online, visit www.sidneydailynews.com, click on “Living” and then on “Calendar.”

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Maurer named Kiwanis March teen Society, vice presThe Sidney ident of FCCLA, a Noon Kiwanis named member of ForClub eign Language Colleen Maurer Club, Something its March 2013 Creative and a Teen of the yearbook editor. Month. Maurer has reMaurer is a ceived the Carol senior at Botkins Maurer Becker Award, High School and ranks first in her class, Scholar Athlete, FCCLA with a grade point aver- State Degree, Red Rose Award (FCCLA) and is age of 4.0. She is the daughter of an FCCLA national Curt and Laura Maurer. qualifier for parliamenShe has one brother, tary procedure. Among her extra-curKyle, 15. Her academic activi- ricular and community ties, honors, and awards activities, Maurer serves include being president as a eucharistic minister, of the National Honor a volunteer at Dorothy

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DP&L helps with heat bills The Dayton Power & Light Fuel Fund is currently available to assist DP&L customers with their utility bills. The funds are availa b l e through the Tri-County Community A c t i o n Council. The maximum benefit per client is $250. A termination notice is not required but clients must have already received Winter Crisis Program funds. Customers must be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines to qualify for the fuel fund.

Love, and 4-H treasurer. She is also involved in volleyball, participated in adopt-a-highway, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Botkins fall reading festival. Maurer is team captain in volleyball, has received numerous honorable mention awards for 4-H projects, received the five-year award for 4-H, and was a recipient for state sewing project in 4-H. This fall, Maurer plans to attend Bowling Green State University to major in speech pathology.

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WHITTAKER VERSAILLES — Kaitlin Shafer and Justin Whittaker, of Versailles, have announced the birth of a daughter, Ava Rose Whittaker, born March 22, 2013, at 1:27 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, Seth Shafer, 4. Her maternal grandparents are Gary Shafer, of Bradford, and Candis Swartz, of Troy. Her step-grandparents are Irene Shafer, of Bradford, and Jeff Swartz, of Troy. Her paternal grandparents are Rose and Rusty Whittaker, of Versailles.

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Lindsey Marie Shurts and Kevin Scott Freistuhler, both of Sidney, have announced their engagement and plans to marry April 27, 2013, in a private ceremony in Sidney. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sharon Renner, of Sidney. She graduated from Sidney High School in 2008 and from Edison Shurts/Freistuhler Community College in 2011. She is employed by Primary Eyecare Associates. Her fiance is the son of Rob and Angie Freistuhler, of Sidney. He is a 2005 graduate of Sidney High School and a 2010 graduate of Edison Community College.

Lehman Catholic High School student Maria Pannapara (left), 15, and Jackson Center High School student Jessica Hilyard (right), 17, enjoy recreational time with Ashlyn Moton (center left), 6, and Elena Mendoza, 6, during a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County after-school mentoring session recently at Whittier Elementary School. Pannapara is the daughter of John and Tery Pannapara, Ashlyn is the daughter of Ashely Clegg, Elena is the daughter of Katherine Mendoza and Arturo Mendoza, all of Sidney, and Hilyard 17, is the daughter of Bob Hilyard and Dottie Allen, both of Jackson Center.

Holiday closings planned Easter weekend, with Good Friday at its start, will see all area school districts closed and altered hours for several area businesses and organizations. Trash collection will not be affected by the holidays. School closings are as follows: Sidney City, Botkins Local, Fairlawn Local, Holy Angels Catholic, New Bremen Local and Versailles Local, Thursday through Monday; Anna Local, Fort Loramie Local,

Jackson Center Local, Local and Russia Hardin-Houston Local, Friday and Monday; Christian Academy, today through Monday; Lehman Catholic, today through Tuesday; Minster Local and New Knoxville Local, Thursday through Tuesday. Sidney city offices will be closed Friday. The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, Sav-A-Lot, and the Mutual Federal Savings Bank branch at Kroger will be closed Sunday.

United Way Mullen, Dietz to wed approves BOTKINS — Tricia charter Elizabeth Mullen and Travis Marion Dietz, both of Botkins, have announced their engagement and plans to marry June 22, 2013, in the ImConception maculate Church. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gary and Beth Mullen, of Sidney. She graduated from Dietz/Mullen Botkins Local School in 2008 and from Wright State University-Lake Campus in 2012. She is employed by Monnin Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Botkins and by Botkins High School as the junior varsity volleyball coach. Her fiance is the son of Timothy and Darla Dietz, of Botkins. He is a 2008 graduate of Botkins High School. He is employed by Monnin Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Botkins.

Auxiliary recognizes Children’s Month The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 217, of Sidney, agreed to recognize April as National Children’s Month during its March meeting. It was announced: • That the unit’s program for the April meeting will be Tilda Phlipot, director of the Shelby County Historical Society, to discuss the programs the society plans for students. • That scholarships are available for second year or higher college stu-

dents in the amount of $500. Applicants must have a family member that is affiliated with the American Legion. Applicants should contact Shelia Nuss for an application. • That the auxiliary purchased a case of Girl Scout cookies to send to Heroes in Action. The cookies will be sent to servicemen and women throughout the world. • That the Legion Family Birthday Dinner will be April 9 at 6:30 p.m.

FISH will close at noon Friday and reopen Tuesday. Agape Distribution will be closed Saturday. The Ross Historical Center will be closed Friday and Saturday. The Alpha Center will be closed Friday and Monday. The church service usually held at the Alpha Center on Sundays will take place this week at Sidney High School at 11 a.m. The Kroger Pharmacy will be open Sunday only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Members wanting to attend need to sign the sheet on the bulletin board. • That a spaghetti dinner is being planned for May 18. The proceeds from this dinner will be sent to the Wounded Warriors Program. • That the District 2 meeting was March 3 in St. Henry. Attending from Sidney were Mary Carey, Mary Kies, Ann Hannegan, Joan Spence, Maggie Wiley and three junior members. The Juniors of

District 2 assembled and put together 55 buddy bags to be distributed to veterans in transition. • That Lima will host the summer convention June 2. Tabs from aluminum cans are to be delivered at this time. • That junior member Heather Gold is seeking the office of honorary junior vice president for the Department of Ohio. This election will be held at the Ohio Department Junior Convention in May.

Members of the board of trustees of the Shelby County United Way approved a charter for a Women’s Initiative program during the board’s March meeting. The charter permits the establishment of a group of 30 to 50 volunteers who will focus on projects benefitting women and children. The chairwoman of the group is United Way Board member Suzanne Cline. The board also approved a measure to have Executive Director Scott Barr request a special project grant application from Agape Distribution in support of the latter’s drive to meet a matching grant opportunity from the Feinstein Foundation. In other business, the board heard reports concerning allocations, board development, the 2013 campaign, upcoming events, an ongoing radio spot on Hits 105.5 featuring United Way agencies, and United Way participation in a community survey. The organization will conduct a self-evaluation from April 1 through April 15.

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Home sales up in February year is $122,748, a 6.1 percent increase from the $115,694 mark set during the period a year ago. Total dollar volume this year is nearly $1.8 billion, a 21.3 percent increase from the twomonth mark of a year ago of nearly $1.5 billion. “The ongoing recovery of the Ohio housing market is widespread … with 17 of the 20 markets we track showing gains in activity so far in 2013 and our prices rising in 15 of our reporting areas,” Williams added. Williams noted that a recent survey of the state’s real estate professionals suggests that the industry remains upbeat about the market’s outlook in the coming months. The OAR Housing Market Confidence Index, a survey that tracks the perception Ohio Realtors have of the marketplace, offers the following highlights in the March 2013 report: • 93 percent of Realtors describe the current housing market in their

area as moderate to strong; a significant increase from the 77 percent mark the profession posted during the month a year ago. This month’s Realtor Current Market Index measurement reached a record-high 62, an 18-point improvement from the March 2012 score of 44. • 94 percent of the respondents have moderate to strong expectations for their market in the next six months; increasing 9 percentage points from the March 2012 level of 85 percent. This month’s Realtor Future Market Index reached recordhigh 67, a 14-point increase from the March 2012 index of 53. • 97 percent of Realtors believe home prices over the next year will remain stable and could even post gains; 15 percentage points more than the findings in March 2012 (of 82 percent). The Realtor Price Index for Realtors’ expectations for the next year reached a record-high 74, a 20-point improvement

from the mark recorded during the month a year ago (54). “Realtors are a reflection of how people buying and selling homes feel about the market’s current and long-term prospects,” Williams said. “When we launched our Confidence Index in mid-2011 – when the overall market was still in the midst of the economic struggles resulting from the onset of the recession a few years prior — the industry was far from optimistic about market conditions. “We’ve seen a steady, cautious uptick in our overall outlook — rising from our initial Index scores in the 20’s and 30’s to the record-high levels we’re now achieving.” Sales in February reached 7,363, a 10.2 percent increase from the 6,681 sales posted during the month in 2012. The average sales price of $125,061 was a 7.9 percent increase from the $115,932 average price posted in February 2012.

Chamber to present workshop the Chamber at 4929122 or email office@sidneyshelbychamber.com to register or for more information. Drury’s proven strategies and techniques will help any company win customers and reduce lost sales, event organizers said. Drury speaks, trains and travels extensively. Since beginning his professional speaking career in 1985, he has given more than 1,000 workshops. His presentations, tapes and videos have made him a recognized leader in the field of client communications.

Company buys new, more efficient equipment WAPAKONETA — ServiceMaster by Case has purchased 10 hightemperature commercial dehumidifiers and 25 commercial air movers, company officials said. It now has 24 commercial dehumidifiers and 130 commercial air movers. The new high-temperature dehumidifiers provide more dehumidification in a greater range of temperatures

and require only 7 amps of electricity, company officials said. The new Triad air movers are smaller than previous ones, but just as powerful, and draw only 1.5 amps of electricity, it was noted. The company has been providing smoke, fire, water, odor, mold and vandalism mitigation and cleaning services to Auglaize County for 34 years.

$4.8 million raised in recent fundraiser MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., which operates Elder-Beerman store in Piqua, among a variety of others, announced that its Community Days fundraiser raised approximately $4.8 million throughout its stores. The event raises money for local projects and causes. Thousands of 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and schools signed up to sell $5 savings booklets, which contained more than $400 in savings both instore and online. The full cost of the booklet is retained by the participating organizations.

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Dr. Michael Compton has joined Dr. Harold Schubert at Sidney Chiropractic. Compton is a graduate of Memorial High School in S t . Compton Marys, where he was an allstate running back for the Roughriders football team. He attended the University of Findlay, where he was a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity and continued his football career earning Rookie Back of the Year. Compton earned his chiropractic degree at Life University in Marietta, Ga., as a member of Summa Cum Laude, the president’s list and In-

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Verdier named asst. director of board BETHESDA, Md.— The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) announced that Mollie Michelle Verdier, COTA/L, AAS, of Sidney has been elected by a vote of its membership as Occupational Therapy Assistant Director on the board of directors of the national professional organization. “I am very honored to take on the position as the OTA director for the Executive Board of AOTA,” said Verdier. “My journey began by taking part in the Emerging Leaders program through AOTA last year. Through the leadership program I gained a vast interest in health care reform and advocacy for my profession. I feel very passionate about my position on the AOTA Board, and I hope to use my creativity and ambition to help guide our association in reaching the

Centennial Vision.” Verdier is owner of Therapals.com, a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for the M ad i son-Cham p aig n County Educational Service Center and a member of the Champaign County Autism Team. She is active in AOTA’s Emerging Leaders program and a member of the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, where she has served as the Occupational Therapy Assistant chairwoman since 2011. Verdier earned an AAS in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Sinclair Community College in 2006. Verdier will collaborate with AOTA’s 14member board of directors to help determine and maintain AOTA’s strategic direction. She begins her three-year term on July 1.

ternational Chiropractic Honor Society. He has traveled the country teaching pars I, II and III National Board Review at various colleges across the United States. He has more than 13 years of experience in chiropractic care practicing in Ohio and Tennessee, managing various aspects of the offices and patient care. With his athletic background and experience working with the Middle Tennessee University football team, he is excited to work with local athletes and families in the Sidney area. Compton currently resides in St. Marys. He reports that he is glad to be in Sidney and work with Schubert in assisting others in their health care needs and striving toward excellence.

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OHIO - Today’s announcement by CompTek has the Free TV Hotlines ringing off the hook. That’s because Sidney area residents who find their zip code listed in today’s publication are getting Free TV channels thanks to an amazing razor-thin invention called Clear-Cast™. Sidney area residents who call the Toll Free Hotlines before the 48-hour order deadline to get Clear-Cast can pull in Free TV channels with crystal clear digital picture and no monthly bills . This announcement is being so widely advertised because a U.S. Federal law makes TV broadcasters transmit their signals in digital format, which allows everyone to receive these over-the-air digital signals for free with no monthly bills. Here’s how it works. Clear-Cast, the sleek micro antenna device with advanced technology links up directly to pull in the Free TV signals being broadcast in your area with crystal clear digital picture and no monthly bills. Clear-Cast was invented by a renowned NASA Space Technology Hall of Fame scientist who currently holds 23 U.S. Gov’t issued patents. For the past 20 years, he has specialized in developing antenna systems for NASA, Motorola, XM Satellite Radio and companies around the world. His latest patent-pending invention, Clear-Cast, is a sleek micro antenna device engineered to pull in the Free TV signals through advanced technology with no cable, satellite or internet connection and no monthly bills. “Clear-Cast is being released to the general public because we just don’t think people should keep paying for TV when they can get it for free,” said Conrad Miller, Manager of Operations at CompTek. “There’s never a monthly bill to pay and all the channels you get with Clear-Cast are absolutely free. So you see, Clear-Cast is not like cable or satellite. It was engineered to access solely the over-the-air signals that include all the top rated national and regional networks, like ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, PBS, CW and about 90% of the most watched TV shows like America’s Got Talent, NCIS, 60 Minutes, American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, The Bachelorette, Person of Interest, CSI, The Mentalist, Two and a Half Men, Sunday Night Football plus news, weather and more all for free with no monthly bills,” Miller said. “That’s why Clear-Cast is such a great alternative for everyone who is sick and tired of paying expensive cable and satellite bills every month,” he said. “People who get Clear-Cast will say it feels like getting an extra paycheck every month. You see, with Clear-Cast you’ll receive free over-the-air broadcast channels with crystal clear digital picture, not the cable or satellite only channels. So being able to eliminate those channels puts all the money you were spending back in your pocket every month,” Miller said. And here’s the best part. The sleek micro antenna device called Clear-Cast is so technically advanced it pulls in even more of the channels being broadcast in your area for Free with no monthly bills. That way you can channel surf through the favorite TV shows. The number of shows and channels you’ll get depends on where you live. People living in large metropolitan areas may get up to 53 static-free channels, while people in outlying areas will get less. That means even if you’re in a rural area that just pulls in NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and PBS broadcasts there’s hundreds of shows each year to watch for free. Consumers report that the crystal clear picture quality with Clear-Cast is the best they’ve ever seen. That’s because you get virtually all pure uncompressed signals direct from the broadcasters for free. Clear-Cast was engineered to link up directly like a huge outdoor directional antenna but in a lightweight, slim-line package. Its sturdy copper alloy and polymer construction will most likely far outlast your TV. It just couldn’t be any easier to get Free over-the-air digital TV shows with ClearCast. Simply plug it into your TV, place Clear-Cast on a window pane and run autoscan. It works on virtually any model TV and is easily hidden out of sight behind a curtain or window treatment. Thousands of Sidney area residents are expected to call to get Clear-Cast because it just doesn’t make any sense to keep paying for TV when you can get hundreds of shows absolutely free. So, Sidney area residents lucky enough to find their zip code listed in today’s publication need to immediately call the Free TV Hotline before the 48-hour deadline to get Clear-Cast that pulls in Free TV with crystal clear digital picture. If lines are busy keep trying, all calls will be answered. N

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City Manager Mark Cundiff said while proponents of the bill contend the legislation is “revenue neutral” it is not. He said it has been estimated that it would cost Ohio municipalities a total of $30 to $35 million per year in lost income tax revenue. “Is this really going to do any good?” Councilman Steve Wagner asked. “I would certainly hope it has an impact,” Cundiff said of the resolution voicing the city’s opposition to the bill, noting other cities have made their opposition known to state officials. “I can’t imagine that it won’t.” “I think if we don’t say anything, then we’re for it,” DuLaney said. “I think we owe it to the taxpayers,” Mayor Mike Barhorst said of the resolution, which was unanimously approved. The resolution will be mailed to Gov. John Kasich, Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, all members of the Ohio General Assembly and State Tax

Commissioner Joseph Testa. On a split vote, council approved the replat of a parcel of land on Folkerth Avenue requested by developers who plan to build a Holiday Inn Express Hotel on the property. Barbara Dulworth, community services director, provided an overview of the request made by Sunshine Hospitality Inc., a Celina company that seeks to build the hotel on the east side of the Folkerth Avenue in the 500 block. The Sidney Planning Commission recently recommended council approve the replat. Council member Mardie Milligan cast the lone vote against the replat. Milligan expressed concerns about additional traffic on Folkerth Avenue flowing into the Ohio 47 in“It’s a tersection. bottleneck,” Milligan said of the intersection. “How much more can it handle,” she said. said Barhorst planned improvements on Ohio 47 should help

HEITMAN is part of the department’s overall awards program. Firefighters are nominated by their peers and evaluated by a committee. The evaluation criteria are: • Consistent top level performance of routine duties • Cooperative attitude with fellow firefighters and supervisors • As a team member

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and individually, demonstrates a high level of proficiency operating at emergency incidents • Projects a positive image of the department in public, both on and off duty • Seeks ways to improve delivery of department services. Heitman and his wife, Holly, have two sons and live in the Houston area.

the traffic flow in that area. Council approved revised regulations for private swimming pools — both permanent and storable pools. Dulworth outlined the changes. The measure defines pools in the same manner as in the 2011 National Electric Code and a permit from the building department would be needed for permanent swimming pools. Among the revised regulations for storable swimming pools are: permits are

required if an electric motor is used for filtration and/or recirculation; location requirements are established in the zoning code; property owner acknowledgement is required if the residence is a rental; and storable pools must be put away from Oct. 15 to April 15. Wagner commended city staff on the amount of work put into the revised ordinance, which the Sidney Planning recomCommission mended for approval at its Feb. 19 meeting.

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Friday is deadline Friday is the deadline to register for “From Your Backyard to Your Plate,” a series of meetings sponsored by the Shelby County Farm Bureau and the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District. The meetings will help a person plan, implement and utilize a backyard garden. Session one on gardening basics will be held April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Shelby County Ag Center, 822 Fair Road. Session two on gardening II will be held May 4 from

9 to 11 a.m. at Crossway Farms, 2211 Cisco Road. Session three on preserving what you grow will be held Aug. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. Session four on a week in a day meals will be held Sept. 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. The locations of sessions three and four haven’t been determined. Session cost is $10 for Shelby County Farm Bureau members and $20 for non-members. Multiple session attendees will receive a discount. To register for the first session, call the Farm Bureau at (877) 775-7642.

COUNTY Botkins, on a report of a man pointing a gun at his brother. A Botkins man said he and his brother got into an argument on the way home from having some drinks at a bar in Sidney. The man said his brother hit and kicked him while they were in the car on the way home, but he didn’t want to file charges. He said he didn’t want medical treatment for a scrape on his hand and bloody nose. The report states that the victim didn’t mention his brother pointing a gun at him.

Village log TUESDAY -6:26 a.m.: vandalism. Anna police responded to 103 N. Linden St. on a report of a vehicle damaging the yard. -1:01 a.m.: suicide attempt. Anna police, the Anna Rescue Squad and sheriff ’s deputies

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were called to an East Walnut Street residence in Anna of a report of a suicide attempt in progress. No other information was available.

Accident Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Botkins Road at the entrance to Only Believe Ministries at 12:30 p.m. Sunday during a snow storm. Sarah Hulsmeyer, 19, of Sidney, was transported by the Anna Rescue Squad to Wilson Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries she suffered in the crash. Botkins police reports state Alexis Holzfaster, 7, of Tipp City, and Judith Holzfaster, 72, of Lakeview, were both treated and the scene of the crash. All three were passengers in two vehicles involved in the crash. Thomas Hulsmeyer, 79, of Sidney, was west-

bound on Botkins Road when his van was struck from the rear by a van being driven by a van being driven by Norman Holzfaster, 75, of Lakeview. Holzfaster was cited for an assured clear distance violation. Both vans sustained moderate damage. A Sidney-area • woman was taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital by the Houston Rescue Squad for treatment of injuries she suffered in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of H a r d i n - Wa p a k o n e t a Road and Wyoming Drive at 8:50 a.m. Friday. Nona Weidner, 62, 4351 Hardin-Wapakoneta Road, was injured in the crash. Shelby County Sheriff ’s deputies report Darren Lee McClellan, 21, 4851 Vermont Drive, was driving west on Wyoming Drive when he pulled from a stop sign and failed to see Weidner’s

northbound SUV. Weidner’s vehicle went off the left side of the road after the collision. McClellan was cited for a stop sign violation. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage.

Fire, rescue TUESDAY -8:07 a.m.: medical. The Anna Rescue Squad and Kettlersville-Van Buren Fire Department responded to the 15000 block of Hardin-Wapakoneta Road. -3:53 a.m.: medical. The Houston Rescue Squad responded to the 10000 block of Seminole Trail in Lockington. SUNDAY -8:48 p.m.: medical. The Perry-Port-Salem Rescue Squad responded to the 21000 block of Maplewood Road. -6:29 p.m.: medical. The Fort Loramie Rescue Squad responded to the 12000 block of Ohio 362.

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Royal pair Royalty was crowned at Upper Valley Career Center Annual Spring Dance Saturday. Lyndsey Coverstone, senior Cosmetology student from Fort Loramie, daughter of Tracy and Danny Coverstone, was crowned queen. Crowned king was Dalton Sizemore, Automotive Technology senior from Troy, and son of Angie and Lee Sizemore. Honored as junior princess and prince were Marah Hedges, Cosmetology, Bradford, daughter of Heather and Tim Hedges; and Tyler Coverstone, Auto Collision Repair, Fort Loramie, son of Tracy and Danny Coverstone. The dance, themed “Vegas Nights 2013,” was sponsored by the Student Senate.

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FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie Cub Scout Pack 355 held its annual Pinewood Derby March 17. Winners of the competition were: • Tiger Den: first place-speed, Calder Bergman; second placespeed, Ashton Calcut; most creative, Grant Poeppelman; and best design, Owen DeLoye. • Wolf den: first place-speed, Chris second Goubeaux; place-speed, Lance Poeppelman; most creative, Isaac Raterman; and best design, Kameron Barhorst. • Bear Den: first place-speed, Ethan Larger; second placespeed, Jacob Sherman; most creative, Gavin Kemper; and best design, Jared Rodeheffer. • Webelos Den: first place-speed, Luke Geise; second placespeed, Jared Magoteaux; most creative, Devin Wray; and best design, Mack Fortman.

ESTATE TRANSFERS

The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally transactions involve within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Anna Virgil A. Poeppelman to Clint and Stacy Meyer, Wannemacher Subdivision No. 2, lot 329, $46,500. Botkins Bank of America NA to Samuel L. and Stacy J. Braun, Steinke Subdivision, lot 1, $44,900. John A. and Anna M. Braun to Todd J. Martin, lot 142, $100,000. Benjamin Swaney to Botkins Local Schools, part lot 149, $40,500. Jackson Center Jill Puff and Ernest Puff to US Bank, Baughman’s Fifth Addition, lot 119, $26,675. Kettlersville Citifinancial Inc. to Chris Saylor and Leah Christman, lots 66 and 67, $26,600. Port Jefferson Darlene J. (Bressler) Hecht to Bank of New York Mellon (JP Morgan Chase), lots 222, 230 and 231; plus Salem Twp., part section 10, 1.526 acres; $39,000. Sidney April K. to Carl Wine-

miller, Fairmont Park Section 1, Belmont Heights Subdivision, exempt. Alfred B. Woolley, deceased, to Steven Woolley and Wayne Woolley, EE Nutts Subdivision, lot 6, exempt. Ann M. Hughes, Amie M. (Knouff) Raines and Joseph Raines to Ann M. Hughes, William Johnston Addition, lot 857, exempt. Emma L. Snavely to Pamela A. Wearly, Ronald R. Snavley, Terry L. Thompson and Kimberly K. Beckett, East Cliff Subdivision, lot 2645, exempt. Alice E. Binder to Elizabeth A. Clark, Indian Heights Subdivision, lot 4233, $90,000. Cynthian Township Jane A. and Dale J. Deloye to Jane A. Deloye, part section 22, 7.5 acres, exempt. Dinsmore Township Christopher D. and Cynthia A. Brown to Michael L. and Angela Jean Wagner, part section 13, 3.699 acres, $36,000. Franklin Township Debra K. Savage to US Bank, Ruth Subdivision, section 10, lot 7, $50,000. Jackson Township Edward A. and Katharine F. Gorsuch to Patricia S. Mann, trustee, part section 33, 46.197 acres, $300,300. Loramie Township Bede A. and Barbara A. Monnin to Jeffrey A. and Maria A. Hoehne, section 3, 6.5 acres,

$235,000. McLean Township Stanley V. and Patricia A. Prenger, trustees, to Prenger Land LLC, parts section 20; 40, 40, 40, 80, 25, 40 and 40 acres; exempt. Stanley V. and Patricia A. Prenger to Prenger Land LLC, part section 20, 2.782 acres, exempt. Orange Township David G. Carr and Joel K. (Kovacs) Carr to Joseph F. Siegel, part section 10, 5.001 acres, $168,000. Salem Township Richard L. and Phyllis M. Zimpher to CB Curtis Jones and Shelly N. Esser, part section 8, 1.29 acres, $120,000. Stacy R. and Denielle D. Carter to Courtney Heitman, Port Haven Subdivision, first addition, lot 62, $84,000. Turtle Creek Township James H. Lehmkuhl to James H. and Phyllis A. Lehmkuhl, section 13, 60 acres, exempt. Delmar and Jayne Webb to Paul W. Webb, part section 31, 1.740 acres, exempt. Washington Township Leona K. Mossman and Lowell D. Mossman to Deutsche Bank Trust Co., trustee, Arrowhead Hill Subdivision, lot 149, $36,675.

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NOAH MANNIER (left) 6, and Alex Boerger, 7, both of Fort Loramie, watch their homemade cars race down a track during Cub Scout Troop 355’s annual pinewood derby held at Fort Loramie Elementary. Noah is the son of Brie and Ben Mannier. Alex is the son of Craig and Lisa Boerger. Local individuals and businesses came together to purchase a new track for the pack this year. It replaced a wooden track made 25 years ago by Tom Timmerman, of Fort Loramie. Donors for the

new track were Boerger Electric, Bruckens Bar & Grill, Burke Petroleum, Buschur Electric, Custom Foam Products, Ernst BP, Fort Loramie Dental, Goat Farmers, Greg Timmerman, Heyne Construction,

IMS, Meyer’s Garage, Middendorf Builders, Precision Strip, PSG/Visual Concepts, Schafer Oil, Tom & Jerry’s, Tony Meyer Construction, Tooling Technology, Wagner’s IGA and Weigandt Development.

Club sets April meetings FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie Community Service Club will meet twice in April. The first meeting on April 2 is the monthly business meeting. The meeting on April 9 will feature Scott Hin-

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KENTUCKY'S BERNISHA Pinkett (10) defends Dayton's Kelley Austria (22) in the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA women’s college basketball tournament Tuesday in New York.

UD women fall 84-70 NEW YORK (AP) — A’dia Mathies rebounded from the worst game of her career to match her career high with 34 points and lead second-seeded Kentucky to an 84-70 win over seventh-seeded Dayton on Tuesday night in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament.

The Wildcats (29-5) will face Delaware in the semifinals of the Bridgeport Regional on Saturday. Clinging to a 46-44 advantage early in the second half, Mathies scored 10 points during a 16-3 run to take control of the game. The two-time SEC player of

the year hit two 3-pointers, including one to cap the burst and make it 62-47. She didn’t hit a field goal in the first round win over Navy. She made 13 of 17 against Dayton. Andrea Hoover scored 22 points to lead the Flyers (283), got no closer than eight the rest of the way.

Defensive stoppers to meet in West Region JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer Most kids who have big dreams picture themselves hitting the winning shot in the big game, doing an imaginary countdown before hoisting toward the backyard basket. Ohio State guard Aaron Craft’s countdown had an alternative slant. “I think we know I’m a defensive guy,” Craft said after his last-second shot against Iowa State sent the Buckeyes to the West Region semifinals. “So I think I’m in the backyard (saying) three, two, one, taking a charge, something like that.” College basketball has few true defensive stoppers, players who can alter a game without scoring a point. The opening West Region semifinal at Staples Center on Thursday night will have two: Craft and Arizona’s Nick Johnson. Athletic, active guards, Craft and Johnson have been disruptive forces all season, tasked with slowing the opposing team’s best perimeter players, doing just that more often than not. They are the main cogs to their teams’ defensive success and thrive on it. “I take that personally, knowing that I’m the main defensive guy and my energy really affects the team,” Johnson said. “I’m taking it personally upon myself to do it every single game and show my team I’m playing really, really hard. It’s contagious.” The nephew of late Boston Celtics guard Dennis Johnson — another player noted for his defensive prowess —Johnson arrived in Tucson as a rare high school prospect who enjoyed playing defense. He’s lived up to that reputation in two years at Arizona, becoming the defensive engine for the Wildcats this season as a sophomore. A freakishly athletic 6-foot3, Johnson has exceptional lateral quickness and springy legs that allow him to soar in for blocks when opposing players least expect it. San Diego State’s Chase Tapley found that out in the championship game of the Diamond-

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IOWA STATE forward Georges Niang, bottom, and Ohio State guard Aaron Craft struggle over a loose ball in the first half of a third-round game of the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday in Dayton. head Classic, when Johnson swatted away what appeared to be an uncontested layup at the buzzer to secure the Wildcats’ title on Christmas night. After a midseason funk, Johnson has come alive again at the end of the season, starting with a strong performance against Arizona State point guard Jahii Carson in the regular-season finale. Johnson then hounded Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie in the quarterfinals of the Pac12 tournament, limiting the Buffaloes’ leading scorer to 4 of 12 shooting, and had an emphatic block on a 3-point attempt by Askia Booker in the closing seconds. Though the Wildcats lost to UCLA in the Pac-12 semifinals, Johnson took Bruins point guard Larry Drew II almost entirely out of the game, helping to force him to miss all five of his shots in a scoreless night. In the NCAA tournament, Johnson had the primary assignment on Belmont’s Ian Clark in Arizona’s opening game and helped hold the nation’s best 3-point shooter (46 percent) to 3-of-8 shooting from the arc and made him work hard for his 21 points. Against Harvard, Johnson held the Crimson’s leading scorer to eight points on 1-of11 shooting in Arizona’s runaway into the Sweet 16. “With Nick Johnson, he has become our team’s best

perimeter defender,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said. “He has all the athletic talent. He has the mindset to be great. I believe one day he will be an elite defender.” Craft may already be there. The Big Ten defensive player of the year last season, he was the catalyst to the Buckeyes’ run to the Final Four in New Orleans. Even though he was edged by Indiana’s Victor Oladipo as the conference’s defensive player of the year this season, Craft may have been even better on the defensive end than he was a year ago. “I think Victor Oladipo is a tremendous, outstanding, awesome defender, one of the best I’ve ever seen,” Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. “But Aaron Craft is in another whole, other world when it comes to defense. This basketball team would not be anywhere near where it is without the impact he makes on the defensive end.” While Johnson does some of his best work in the air, Craft is a more low-flying craft. With roadrunner-quick feet and a crouch like a big cat ready to pounce, Craft is nearly impossible to get around off the dribble. He has quick hands and great anticipation to go with it, snatching the ball from ballhandlers while they’re dribbling or jumping off his man into passing lanes for steals.

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer has been enjoying watching Florida Gulf Coast’s NCAA tournament run. He has a vested interest because daughter Gig plays volleyball for the Eagles. Meyer said Gigi might attend Friday night’s regional semifinal between the Eagles and the University of Florida at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “That’s incredible for that school,” he said about FGCU’s upset victories over Georgetown in the second round and San Diego State in the third. “I don’t think they were even Division I when she first got there. And that coach (Andy Enfield) ‚Äî they’re good. I watched them the other day. That’s not like smoke and mirrors. They are really good players. That’s going to be a really good game (with Florida).” But Meyer’s loyalty ends there, since he was the head coach at Florida from 2005-10, winning two national championships. “Always a Gator,” he said with a slight grin. “Always a Gator.” Speaking after Tuesday’s indoor workout at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, Meyer said he was pleased with many players and positions as the Buckeyes approached the midpoint of spring workouts. But he remains concerned by the fill-ins for the departed John Simon, Johnathan Hankins, Nathan Williams and Garrett Goebel on the defensive line and Zach Boren and Etienne Sabino at linebacker. “I’m still worried about defense,” the second-year coach of the Buckeyes said. “I still keep looking for Goebel and Simon and those guys up front. They’re getting better though: Adolphus Washington, Noah Spence. There’s some talent. You just wish there were one or two older guys up there to help them out.” The Buckeyes, coming off a surprising 12-0 season, have completed six of their 14 practices leading up to their annual spring intrasquad scrimmage on April 13 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Everett Withers, Ohio State’s co-defensive coordinator, said he feels a sense of urgency to come up with some solutions to finding replacements. Linebacker Ryan Shazier has been slowed by injury. Former blue-chip recruit Curtis Grant, a disappointment through his first two years with the team, is being counted on to have an impact. If the current players don’t answer the bell, the coaching

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OHIO STATE coach Urban Meyer talks to the team during the first day of the NCAA college football team's spring practice at Woody Hayes Athletic Center recently in Columbus. staff may rely on incoming freshmen to fill spots. “We just have to keep going,” Withers said. “Before you know it, spring will be over with and some of those younger guys will be coming in here and we’ll be seeing how they do. I think the (experienced) guys understand the time frame.” Ohio State went through a very physical practice on Tuesday, which Meyer attributed to the fact that much of it was dedicated to shortyardage scrimmages resulting in one-on-one battles. Carlos Hyde, established as the top running back, made way for Rod Smith and Bri’onte Dunn, who are battling for the second-team tailback job. Another candidate, Jordan Hall, has a slight hamstringer injury and was attending to academic considerations. While starting quarterback Braxton Miller watched most of the scrimmage, third-team QB Cardale Jones got a lot of work during the scrimmage, as did defensive lineman Chris Carter. The coaching staff is trying to groom all of them for playing time after not playing much in their careers. Meyer said he’s been splitting his time equally watching the offense and defense. “I think the fact our staff’s been together now, there’s very good chemistry in that room and I’m watching both sides,” he said. “I’m real anxious about the development, like everybody, of the defensive front seven.”

Three MVPs at Fairlawn Fairlawn recently held its winter awards night, honoring participants in boys and girls basketball. • In girls basketball, there were special awards handed out, with the top one, the Most Valuable Player award, going to Olivia Cummings. She also won for most rebounds and best free throw percentage and also won the coach’s Award. The Jet Award went to Cheyenne Driskell, the Captain’s Award to Abbie Roe, the assists award to Haley Slonkosky, the best defensive player award to Roe, the field goal percentage award to Driskell, the most threepointers award to Kelsey Oates and the most improved award to Allison

Watkins. •In boys basketball, the MVP was shared by Trey Everett and Anthony Gillem. Gillem won the Captain’s Award, and also the best field goal percentage, best free throw percentage and most three pointers awards. Everett took home the rebounding award and the most assists award, Jessie Hughes was named best defensive player, and Brad Caudill won the most improved award. • In cheerleading, most improved was Sam Forman, the Spirit Award went to Cheyenne Driskell, the Coach’s Award to Kaileigh Poe and the Captain’s Award to Sam Morris


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SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULES

Sidney

Boys tennis April 1 .....................................Celina 2.......................at Beavercreek 4.....................................Wayne 5 ....................................Wapak 8..................................at Xenia 9 .....................West Carrollton 10 ................................Lehman 11 .......................at Springboro 16 ..............................Trotwood 18 ....................................Piqua 19..........................West Milton 22 .........................at Bellbrook 23...........................at Vandalia 25..................................at Troy 29 ..................at Northwestern 30 ............................Greenville May 2 .............................Northmont 6 .........................at Northridge 8 ...........................Beavercreek Baseball March 30.........................Riverside (2) April 5..........................Fort Loramie 6 ........................Lima Bath (2) 8 ..........................at Greenville 9 ..............................Greenville 11........................Marion Local 13...............................at Celina 15 ......................................Troy 16..................................at Troy 19.....................at Beavercreek 20 .............................Wapak (2) 23 ..............................Trotwood 29................................at Piqua 30 ....................................Piqua May 1...........................at Tecumseh 3 ......................West Carrolton 4......................at St. Marys (2) 6 .................................Vandalia 7.............................at Vandalia Softball March 30..............Sidney Invitational April 2 ....................................Wapak 6.............................Graham (2) 8 ..........................at Greenville 9 ..............................Greenville 12.........................at Tecumseh 13 ..........................Stebbins (2) 15 ......................................Troy 16..................................at Troy 20...............Jackson Center (2) 23 ..............................Trotwood 29................................at Piqua 30 ....................................Piqua May 2 ............................at Fairlawn 3 .....................West Carrollton 6 .................................Vandalia 7.............................at Vandalia Track (Boys and girls) March 30..............at Tipp City Relays April 1 .....................at Greenville tri 2 .........................Joe Ward Inv. 6.....................at Tipp City Inv. 12...............at Miami East Inv. 19 ....................at Graham Inv. 24 ...........................at Stebbins 26 .......................at Wapak Inv. May 4 ..............at New Bremen Inv. 7 .........................at Anna quad

Lehman Baseball

April 1...................................Newton 2 ..............................at Botkins 3 ............................Miami East 4 ................................Riverside 6...............................Covington 8 .....................at Marion Local 10 .............Upper Scioto Valley 11 .....................Troy Christian 12 .......................at Ridgemont 15.................Dayton Christian 17 ......................Lima Catholic 20 .............................Russia (2) 22.............at Franklin-Monroe 23 ...................at Fort Loramie 24 ......................at Lima Perry 27 ....................at Houston Inv. 29 ..........................at Bradford 30...............................Fairlawn May 2......................at New Bremen 3 ......................Jackson Center 6...................at Troy Christian 7.......................................Anna 9 .......................New Knoxville Softball March 30.......................at Sidney Inv. April 2 ..............................at Botkins 3 ............................Miami East 4 ................................Riverside 6 .......................at Bradford (2) 8...................................Newton 9......................at New Bremen 10 .............Upper Scioto Valley 12 .......................at Ridgemont 13 .........................at Bethel (2) 16..............................St. Henry 19..............................Versailles 20..................at Lima Catholic 22.............at Franklin-Monroe 23 ...................at Marion Local 24 ......................at Lima Perry 26.....................................Anna 27 ....................at Loramie Inv. 30...............................Fairlawn May 3 ......................Jackson Center 6...................at Troy Christian 7...................................Minster 8 .......................Troy Christian 9 ..............at Dayton Christian 10................................Houston Boys tennis April 1................................St. Marys 3 ................................at Wapak 4 .......................Cayton Carroll 8 .....................................Celina 10 ..............................at Sidney 12..........................West Milton 15.....................................Elida 16...........................Chaminade 17 ..............................Oakwood 19 ...............................at Eaton 23 ...........................Centerville 24 ........at Springfield Catholic

25 ......................Lima Catholic May 1 ..........................at Greenville 4.........at Middletown Fenwick Track (Boys and girls unless noted) April 2 ........at Sidney Joe Ward Inv. 4..........at Troy Christian quad 6.....................at Tipp City Inv. 9 ............at Marion Local quad 11 ....................at Riverside tri 13 .........................at Anna Inv. 19 ..........................at Fairlawn 20 ...........at Minster Memorial 23 ...................at Greenville tri 24.........at Shawnee Inv. (boys) May 1...............at Miami East quad 2 ................at Marion Local tri 4 ..............at New Bremen Inv. 7 .....................at Minster quad 10 .............at West Liberty Inv.

Jackson Center Baseball

April 1..................................Houston 4 ................................at Russia 6 ..................New Knoxville (2) 8...................................Botkins 13....................at New Bremen 15.................................at Anna 16 .............Upper Scioto Valley 18........................Fort Loramie 19 .....................Troy Christian 22 ..........................at Fairlawn 25 ...........................at Houston 26 ..............................Riverside 29...................................Russia 30..........................Waynesfield May 2 ..............................at Botkins 3..............................at Lehman 6 ..............................at Minster 9.......................................Anna 13 ...................at Fort Loramie 16...............................Fairlawn Softball April 1..................................Houston 4 ................................at Russia 8 .....................................Botkis 9 ..............................at Minster 12 ........................New Bremen 15.................................at Anna 16 .............Upper Scioto Valley 18........................Fort Loramie 20.........................at Sidney (2) 22 ..........................at Fairlawn 25 ...........................at Houston 26 ..............................Riverside 29...................................Russia 30..........................Waynesfield May 2 ..............................at Botkins 3..............................at Lehman 9.......................................Anna 13 ...................at Fort Loramie 16...............................Fairlawn Track Boys and girls) April 4......................at New Bremen 5 .......at Riverside Spectacular 9 ............................at Fairlawn 12 .............at Fort Recovery tri 13 ................at Ridgemont Inv. 16 .......................at Minster tri 30 ...................at Arcadia quad May 3 ..................at Ben Logan Inv. 10..............at Indian Lake Inv. 14, 17 ........County meet at FL

Russia Baseball

March 30 ................................Graham April 1 ..............................at Botkins 2...................................Minster 4 ......................Jackson Center 5 ..............................at Ansonia 6..............Franklin-Monroe (2) 8...................................at Anna 9 ...........................at Versailles 11........................Fort Loramie 13 ...................at Covington (2) 15 ..........................at Fairlawn 18................................Houston 20 ......................at Lehman (2) 22........................Marion Local 25.................................Botkins 27 ........................St. Henry (2) 29................at Jackson Center May 2.......................................Anna Softball April 1 ..............................at Botkins 2.........................Fort Recovery 4 ......................Jackson Center 8...................................at Anna 9 ...........................at Versailles 11........................Fort Loramie 12.............................Coldwater 13 ...................at Covington (2) 15 ..........................at Fairlawn 18................................Houston 20 ....................at Bradord Inv. 23 .........................at St. Henry 25.................................Botkins 29................at Jackson Center May 2.......................................Anna 4......................at New Bremen 6 .....................at Fort Loramie 7 ............................at Bradford 9.................................Fairlawn 13 ...........................at Houston Track (Boys and girls unless noted) March 30.........at Versailles Girls Inv. April 2 ........at Sidney Joe Ward Inv. 6 .........at Versailles Inv. (boys) 9 ...............at Fort Recovery tri 13 .........................at Anna Inv. 20 ...........at Minster Memorial 23 ....................at Versailles tri

30 ..........at Marion Local quad May 4 ..............at New Bremen Inv. 10 .................at Covington Inv. 14, 17 ........County meet at FL

23 ..........................FR, NK, SH May 4 ...................New Bremen Inv. 7 ......................at Versailles tri 14, 17..........MAC at Versailles

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Baseball

Baseball March 30.................................at Anna April ............................at Covington 2 .......................at Waynesfield 5......................at Lima Temple 6 ............at Jackson Center (2) 8.................................Fairlawn 9 ........................at Lima Perry 11...........................at Parkway 12.......................at Delphos SJ 13 ............................Allen East 16........................Marion Local 23 ........................New Bremen 27 ............................at Botkins 30.......................Fort Recovery May 3 ..........................at Coldwater 7...................................Minster 9..............................at Lehman 10 .........................at Versailles 13 ....................at Upper Scioto 14 .........................at St. Henry 15..........................Lincolnview 16...............................Jefferson Track Boys and girls unless note March 30.........at Versailles Girls Inv. April 6..at Versailles Inv (boys only) 9 ...............at Fort Recovery tri 13 .........................at Anna Inv. 16 ..........at New Bremen quad 20 .....................at Minster Inv. 23 ....................at St. Henry tri 27 ...........at Delphos St. John’s 30 .......................at Anna quad May 2 .....................at Minster quad 4 ..............at New Bremen Inv. 11............................at Ada Inv. 14, 17..........MAC at Versailles

April 2 ................................at Russia 4 ...........................Spencerville 5 ..................................At Anna 6..............St. Marys at 5th-3rd 8.......................at Wapakoneta 9 ..............................at Botkins 11 ...................................Celina 13 ...................at Fort Loramie 15 ........................at Covington 16 ...............Delphos St. John’s 19....................at New Bremen 22 ..............................Arcanum 23 ...............................Parkway 24 .............................Crestview 25 ..................at Fort Recovery 27 ....................at Loramie Inv. 30.............................Coldwater May 2..............................Lima Bath 3 ...........................at Versailles 6 ......................Jackson Center 7 ...................at New Knoxville 10.......St. Henry/ Meadowdale Softball April 2.................................at Celina 4 .......................at Waynesfield 5..................................Houston 6.......................at Jefferson (2) 8 ..........................at Covington 9 ......................Jackson Center 13....................at St. Marys (2) 15 ........................at Coldwater 16.....................................Anna 18 .........................at Versailles 19........................Fort Loramie 22..............................St. Henry 23 ............................at Botkins 25 ...................at Marion Local 29 ........................New Bremen 30 .........................Spencerville May 2.............................at Parkway 6.........................Fort Recovery 7..............................at Lehman 8 ..............................at Newton 10 .....................at Wapakonets Track and field Boys and girls unless noted March 30 ........at Versailles Girls Inv. April 2 .............at St. Marys w/Bath 6..at Versailles Inv (boys only) 11 ..............at New Bremen tri 13 .........................at Anna Inv. 16 ...............Jackson St. Henry 20 ...............Minster Memorial 23 ........Loramie, LCC, Marion May 2 .. Ft. Jennings, NK, Parkway 7 ..................Ansonia, Lehman 14, 17..........MAC at Versailles

New Bremen Baseball April 1.................................Bradford 2 .......................Lima Shawnee 4..........................Marion Local 5.................................at Celina 6.................at West Liberty (2) 8................................St. Marys 9...................................at Anna 12........................Fort Loramie 13 ....................Jackson Center 16 ........................at Coldwater 19.................................Minster 20 ..............................Van Wert 22.............................Covington 23 .................at New Knoxville 26..............................St. Henry 30 ...................at Marion Local May 2 ..................................Lehman 3 ..................Delphos St John’s 7................................Versailles 10...........................at Parkway 11 ..............................Arcanum 14.......................Fort Recovery 16 .....................at Spencerville Softball April 1.................................Bradford 4 ...........................at St. Marys 5...............................Covington 6.................Quad at Crestview 8 ................................at Wapak 9 ..................................Lehman 12................at Jackson Center 13.....................................Anna 15..............................Versailles 18 ...............................Parkway 19 ........................at Allen East 20.................................Botkins 25.............................Coldwater 27 ..........................at Arcanum 29 ............................at Minster 30 ...................at Fort Loramie May 2................................St. Henry 4.....................................Russia 6 .....................at Marion Local 9 ....................at Fort Recovery 10 .....................at Spencerville Track and field Boys and girls unless noted March 30.........at Versailles Girls Inv. April 4 ...............Bremen quint meet 6 .........at Versailles Inv. (boys) 11...............................Home tri 13 .........................at Anna Inv. 16...........................Home quad 20 .....................at Minster Inv.

Baseball March 30 ......................Tri-Village (2) April 1..................at Jackson Center 4.......................................Anna 8 .....................at Fort Loramie 9............................at Riverside 11...............................Fairlawn 12 ..................at Fort Recovery 13 .............at St. Henry Inv. (2) 15 .....................Troy Christian 18 ..............................at Russia 20 .................at New Knoxville 22.................................Botkins 25 ....................Jackson Center 27.........................Houston Inv. 29.................................at Anna 30 ..........................at Bradford May 4.............at Mechanicsburg (2) 6 ............................at Fairlawn Softball March 30.......................at Sidney Inv. April 1..................at Jackson Center 4.......................................Anna 5 ..............................at Minster 8 .....................at Fort Loramie 9............................at Riverside 11...............................Fairlawn 12 .....................Troy Christian 15...............................Bradford 16.......................Fort Recovery 18 ..............................at Russia 22.................................Botkins 25 ....................Jackson Center 27.........................Houston Inv. 29...................................at Ana 30 ...............................Parkway May 2..........................Fort Loramie 6 ............................at Fairlawn 9.....................................Bethel 10............................at Lehman 13...................................Russia 16.................................Botkins Track (Boys and girls unless noted) March 30.........at Versailles Girls Inv. April 2 .........................at Anna quad 5 ...........at Versailles Boys Inv. 9 ............................at Fairlawn 12 .............at Fort Recovery rri 13 .........................at Anna Inv. 20 ...........at Minster Memorial 26................at Ansonia Relays May 2 .................at Covington quad 4 ................at West Milton Inv. 7 .........................at Anna quad 10 .................at Covington Inv. 14, 17 ........County meet at FL

Fort Loramie Baseball April 2.............................. Coldwater 4 ............................at Fairlawn 5 ................................at Sidney 8..................................Houston 9..........................Marion Local 11 ..............................at Russia 12....................at New Bremen 13.................................Minster 15.................................Botkins 16 ..............................Riverside 18................at Jackson Center 20 .........................at Versailles 22.....................................Anna

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23 ................................Lehman 27 ............at Fort Loramie Inv. 29...............................Fairlawn May 2 .............................at Houston 4............................at Tipp City 6.....................................Russia 9 ..............................at Botkins 10.............................Covington 13 ....................Jackson Center 16.................................at Anna Softball April 2...............................Coldwater 4 ............................at Fairlawn 6 ..........................St. Henry (2) 8..................................Houston 9..........................Marion Local 11 ..............................at Russia 15.................................Botkins 16..............................Versailles 18................at Jackson Center 19 ............................at Minster 22.....................................Anna 23.......................Fort Recovery 27.........................Loramie Inv. 29...............................Fairlawn 30 ........................New Bremen May 2 .............................at Houston 4.............................at Parkway 6.....................................Russia 9 ..............................at Botkins 10.............West Liberty-Salem 13 .....................JacksonCenter 16.................................at Anna Track (Boys and girls) April 2 .........................at Anna quad 9.................................Home tri 16 .........................at St. Marys 20 ...........at Minster memorial 23 ...................at Minster quad 27 ..............at West Milton Inv. 30 .......................at Anna quad May 10 .................at Covington Inv. 14, 17...................County meet

Fairlawn Baseball April 1...................................at Anna 4..........................Fort Loramie 5.................................Bradford 6 ......................at Riverside (2) 8 ....................at New Knoxvile 11 ...........................at Houston 13.......................at Ansonia (2) 15...................................Russia 18 ............................at Botkins 22 ....................Jackson Center 25.....................................Anna 27 ...............Mechanicsburg (2) 29 ...................at Fort Loramie 30............................at Lehman May 4..................Troy Christian (2) 6..................................Houston 9 ................................at Russia 13.................................Botkins 16................at Jackson Center Softball April 1...................................at Anna 2 ...........................at St. Henry 4..........................Fort Loramie 5.................................Bradford 6 ..........Christian Academy (2) 8.....................................Bethel 11 ...........................at Houston 13 ....................at Riverside (2) 15...................................Russia 18 ............................at Botkins 22 ....................Jackson Center 25.....................................Anna 29 ...................at Fort Loramie 30............................at Lehman May 2 ....................................Sidney 4 ....................Mississinawa (2) 6..................................Houston 9 ................................at Russia 13.................................Botkins 16................at Jackson Center Track Boys and girls April 4 ....................at New Brement 5 .......at Riverside Spectacular 9.............................Home meet 11 ....................at Riverside tri 13 .........................at Anna Inv. 19...........................Home meet 26 ..............at Waynesfield Inv. May 4 ...........at Mechanicsburg Inv. 10 .................at Covington Inv. 14, 17 ........County meet at FL

Anna Baseball March 30 .....................New Knoxville April 1.................................Fairlawn 2 ..........................at Covington 4 .............................at Houston 5...................................Minster 8.....................................Russia 9 ..........................New Bremen 11 ............................at Botkins 13 ..................at St. Henry Inv. 15 ....................Jackson Center 16 ............................Allen East 19 ..........................Miami East 20 .......................Southeastern 22 ...................at Fort Loramie

25 ..........................at Fairlawn 27 .........................at Versailles 29................................Houston 30 ..............................Riverside May 2 ................................at Russia 4 ..............at Tri-County North 6...................................Botkins 7..............................at Lehman 9..................at Jackson Center 10.............West Liberty-Salem 16........................Fort Loramie Softball March 30...................at Allen East (2) April 1.................................Fairlawn 2 ..........................at Covington 4 .............................at Houston 5 ................................at Bethel 8.....................................Russia 9............................Waynesfield 11 ............................at Botkins 12..............................Versailles 13....................at New Bremen 15 ....................Jackson Center 16 ............................at Minster 18...........................Lima Perry 22 ...................at Fort Loramie 23 ........................at Coldwater 25 ..........................at Fairlawn 26............................at Lehman 29................................Houston 30 ..............................Riverside May 2 ................................at Russia 6...................................Botkins 7..........................Marion Local 9..................at Jackson Center 10..............................St. Henry 16........................Fort Loramie Track Boys and girls April 2.............................Home quad 6.....................at Tipp City Inv. 9 ......................at Marion quad 11 ..............at New Bremen tri 13..............................Anna Inv. 16 ............at West Milton quad 19 ..............at West Milton Inv. 23 .................at Parkway quad 26 ..................at Wapak Relays 30............................Hme wuad May 4 ..............at New Bremen Inv. 7.............................Home quad 10 .................at Covington Inv. 14, 17 ........County meet at FL

Botkins Baseball April 1.....................................Russia 2 ..................................Lehman 4 .........................at Ridgemont 6 ......................Waynesfield (2) 8..................at Jackson Center 9...................................Minster 11.....................................Anna 12...............................Bradford 15 ...................at Fort Loramie 18...............................Fairlawn 20 .................Fort Recovery (2) 22 ...........................at Houston 23.................at Troy Christian 25 ..............................at Russia 26 .....................at Spencerville 27 .....................New Knoxville May 2 ......................Jackson Center 3............................at Riverside 6...................................at Anna 9..........................Fort Loramie 13 ..........................at Fairlawn 16................................Houston Softball April 1.....................................Russia 2 ..................................Lehman 4.................................Bradford 6 ......................Waynesfield (2) 8..................at Jackson Center 9 ..........................at Allen East 11.....................................Anna 12 ..................at Fort Recovery 13 ..................Marion Local (2) 15 ...................at Fort Loramie 18...............................Fairlawn 20....................at New Bremen 22 ...........................at Houston 23.................................Minster 25 ..............................at Russia 30 .........at Christian Academy May 2 ......................Jackson Center 3............................at Riverside 6...................................at Anna 9..........................Fort Loramie 13 ..........................at Fairlawn 16................................Houston Track Boys and girls unless noted) March 30.........at Versailles Girls Inv. April 4......................at New Bremen 9 ......................at Marion quad 13 .........................at Anna Inv. 20 ...........at Minster Memorial 23 .................at Parkway quad May 7 .........................at Anna quad 10 .............at West Liberty Inv. 14, 17 ........County meet at FL

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No penalties issued after California race CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR chairman Brian France said Tuesday that the contact between Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin as they battled for the win at California over the weekend was just the kind of throwback racing he expects out of his drivers and the new Gen-6 car. “I have said repeatedly, every minute, that contact, especially late in the race when you are going for a win, that’s not only going to happen ‚Äî that’s expected,” France said in a telephone interview with

The Associated Press. “Both of them did exactly what I think you would do when you really, really want to win. Getting some contact, trying to race extra hard to win the race, that’s what we’re about.” NASCAR said it won’t penalize Tony Stewart for scuffling with Logano after the race, and series officials saw nothing to indicate Logano or Hamlin were trying to intentionally wreck each other as they raced for the win. In addition, NASCAR officials have given no thought to

policing blocking, which is what Logano did to Stewart on the final restart to trigger the post-race confrontation. “There are no conversations internally inside of NASCAR to look at blocking as a violation or a penalty as some other forms of motorsports do,” Sprint Cup Series director John Darby said. “As good as the racing has been, as exciting as it’s been, I don’t know that we need to jump in the middle and screw it up.” Stewart parked his car near Logano’s and angrily approached him

after Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. There was some shoving, but crew members intervened before any punches landed. Logano threw a water bottle at Stewart. Darby said the incident didn’t escalate to a level where NASCAR had to take action. “A few years ago we backed away from micromanaging drivers’ emotions, you would hope in today’s world that if somebody didn’t win a race, they would be upset about it,” Darby said. “I don’t know that we’ve ac-

tually got a rule book that describes every push in the chest or kick in the shin. If two guys get into a helluva fight, we’re going to have to react. But a couple of guys blowing off some steam and slapping at the air is not going to get anybody in a whole lot of trouble.” France noted that drivers are encouraged to show their emotion and settle disputes ‚Äî which is all Stewart was doing on Sunday. “We have no problem, and frankly encourage drivers to go up to one another to discuss what-

Oklahoma City Sunday, March 31 Florida St.-Baylor winner vs. Purdue-Louisville winner, TBA Oklahoma (24-10) vs. Tennessee (26-7), TBA Tuesday, April 2 Regional Championship Semifinal winners SPOKANE REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Spokane, Wash. Iowa State 72, Gonzaga 60 Georgia 70, Montana 50 Lubbock, Texas California 90, Fresno State 76 South Florida 71, Texas Tech 70 Sunday, March 24 Stanford, Calif. Stanford 72, Tulsa 56 Michigan 60, Villanova 52 Baton Rouge, La. Penn State 85, Cal Poly 55 LSU 75, Green Bay 71 Second Round Monday, March 25 Spokane, Wash. Georgia 65, Iowa State 60 Lubbock, Texas California 82, South Florida 78, OT Tuesday, March 26 Stanford, Calif. Stanford (32-2) vs. Michigan (22-10), 9:30 p.m. Baton Rouge, La. Penn State (26-5) vs. LSU (2111), 9:30 p.m. Regional Semifinals Spokane, Wash. Saturday, March 30 Stanford-Michigan winner vs. Georgia (27-6), TBA California (30-3) vs. Penn StateLSU winner, TBA Regional Championship Monday, April 1 Semifinal winners NORFOLK REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Boulder, Colo. South Carolina 74, South Dakota State 52 Kansas 67, Colorado 52 College Station, Texas Texas A&M 71, Wichita State 45 Nebraska 73, Chattanooga 59 Sunday, March 24 Iowa City Notre Dame 97, UT-Martin 64 Iowa 69, Miami 53 Durham, N.C. Duke 67, Hampton 51 Oklahoma State 73, DePaul 56 Second Round Monday, March 25 Boulder, Colo. Kansas 75, South Carolina 69 College Station, Texas Nebraska 74, Texas A&M 63 Tuesday, March 26 Iowa City Notre Dame (32-1) vs. Iowa (2112), 9:30 p.m. Durham, N.C. Duke 68, Oklahoma State 59 Regional Semifinals Norfolk, Va. Sunday, March 31 Notre Dame-Iowa winner vs. Kansas (20-13), TBA Duke-Oklahoma State winner vs. Nebraska (25-8), TBA Regional Championship Tuesday, April 2 Semifinal winners BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL First Round Saturday, March 23 Storrs, Conn. Vanderbilt 60, Saint Joseph's 54 Connecticut 105, Idaho 37 College Park, Md. Maryland 72, Quinnipiac 52 Michigan State 55, Marist 47 Sunday, March 24 Newark, Del. Delaware 66, West Virginia 53 North Carolina 59, Albany (N.Y.) 54 Queens, N.Y. Kentucky 61, Navy 41 Dayton 96, St. John's 90, 2OT Second Round Monday, March 25 Storrs, Conn. Connecticut 77, Vanderbilt 44 College Park, Md. Maryland 74, Michigan State 49 Tuesday, March 26 Newark, Del.

Delaware (31-3) vs. North Carolina (29-6), 7:05 p.m. Queens, N.Y. Kentucky 84, Dayton 70. Regional Semifinals Bridgeport, Conn. Saturday, March 30 Connecticut (31-4) vs. Maryland (26-7), TBA Delaware-North Carolina winner vs. Kentucky-Dayton winner, TBA Regional Championship Monday, April 1 Semifinal winners FINAL FOUR At New Orleans Arena New Orleans National Semifinals Sunday, April 7 Oklahoma City champion vs. Spokane champion, 5:30 or 8 p.m. Norfolk champion vs. Bridgeport champion, 5:30 or 8 p.m. National Championship Tuesday, April 9 Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

Virginia 68, St. John's 50 Monday, March 25 Providence 77, Robert Morris

ever they think they need to that happened in the race,” France said. “And then every once in a while there will be some emotions, and that’s what happened Sunday and crews stepped in between them and we don’t think it rose to some level of anything.” France said NASCAR will intervene when feuds go too far and when emotions run too high. “We’re not going to allow a boxing match to take place every time they have a disagreement,” France said.

SCOREBOARD NCAA Tournament Glance The Associated Press All Times EDT FIRST ROUND At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Tuesday, March 19 N.C. A&T 73, Liberty 72 Saint Mary's (Cal) 67, Middle Tennessee 54 Wednesday, March 20 James Madison 68, LIU Brooklyn 55 La Salle 80, Boise State 71 —— EAST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 21 At Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky. Butler 68, Bucknell 56 Marquette 59, Davidson 58 At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. California 64, UNLV 61 Syracuse 81, Montana 34 Friday, March 22 At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Temple 76, N.C. State 72 Indiana 83, James Madison 62 At The Frank Erwin Center Austin, Texas Miami 78, Pacific 49 Illinois 57, Colorado 49 Third Round Saturday, March 23 At Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky. Marquette 74, Butler 72 At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. Syracuse 66, California 60 Sunday, March 24 At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Indiana 58, Temple 52 At The Frank Erwin Center Austin, Texas Miami 63, Illinois 59 Regional Semifinals Thursday, March 28 At The Verizon Center Washington Miami (29-6) vs. Marquette (258), 7:15 p.m. Indiana (29-6) vs. Syracuse (289), 30 minutes following Regional Championship Saturday, March 30 Semifinal winners, TBA —— SOUTH REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 21 At The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan 71, South Dakota State 56 VCU 88, Akron 42 Friday, March 22 At Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia Florida Gulf Coast 78, Georgetown 68 San Diego State 70, Oklahoma 55 NCAA women At The Sprint Center NCAA Women's Basketball Kansas City, Mo. Tournament Glance North Carolina 78, Villanova 71 The Associated Press Kansas 64, Western Kentucky OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL 57 First Round At The Frank Erwin Center Saturday, March 23 Austin, Texas Columbus, Ohio Florida 79, Northwestern State Oklahoma 78, Central Michi47 gan 73 Minnesota 83, UCLA 63 UCLA 66, Stetson 49 Third Round Knoxville, Tenn. Saturday, March 23 Creighton 61, Syracuse 56 At The Palace of Auburn Hills Tennessee 83, Oral Roberts 62 Auburn Hills, Mich. Sunday, March 24 Michigan 78, VCU 53 Waco, Texas Sunday, March 24 Florida State 60, Princeton 44 At W ells Fargo Center Baylor 82, Prairie View 40 Philadelphia Louisville, Ky. Florida Gulf Coast 81, San Purdue 77, Liberty 43 Diego State 71 Louisville 74, Middle Tennessee At The Sprint Center 49 Kansas City, Mo. Second Round Kansas 70, North Carolina 58 Monday, March 25 At The Frank Erwin Center Columbus, Ohio Austin, Texas Oklahoma 85, UCLA 72 Florida 78, Minnesota 64 Knoxville, Tenn. Regional Semifinals Tennessee 68, Creighton 52 Friday, March 29 Tuesday, March 26 At Cowboys Stadium Waco, Texas Arlington, Texas Florida State (23-9) vs. Baylor Kansas (31-5) vs. Michigan (28(33-1), 9:30 p.m. 7), 7:37 p.m. Louisville, Ky. Florida Gulf Coast (26-10) vs. Louisville 76, Purdue 63 Florida (28-7), 30 minutes following Regional Semifinals Regional Championship Sunday, March 31 Semifinal winners, TBA —— MIDWEST REGIONAL Second Round Thursday, March 21 At Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky. Louisville 79, N.C. A&T 48 Colorado State 84, Missouri 72 At The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, Mich. Michigan State 65, Valparaiso 54 Memphis 54, Saint Mary's (Cal) 52 At HP Pavilion San Jose, Calif. Saint Louis 64, New Mexico State 44 Oregon 68, Oklahoma State 55 Friday, March 22 At Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia Duke 73, Albany (N.Y.) 61 Creighton 67, Cincinnati 63 Third Round 6621 SR 66 Ft. Loramie Saturday, March 23

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Atlanta vs. Washington (ss) at Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. 68 Washington (ss) vs. St. Louis at BYU 90, Mercer 71 Southern Mississippi 63, Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh at Louisiana Tech 52 Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Quarterfinals Toronto vs. Tampa Bay at Port Tuesday, March 26 Charlotte, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Maryland 58, Alabama 57 Miami vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Wednesday, March 27 Fla., 1:35 p.m. Iowa (23-12) at Virginia (23-11), Cleveland vs. Chicago White 7 p.m. Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. BYU (23-11) at Southern MisTexas vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. sissippi (27-9), 8 p.m. San Diego vs. Cincinnati at Providence (19-14) at Baylor Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. (20-14), 9 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Seattle at PeoAt Madison Square Garden ria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. New York Colorado vs. Oakland at Semifinals Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 Kansas City (ss) vs. Milwaukee Semifinal, 7 p.m. at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Semifinal, 9:30 p.m. San Francisco vs. Arizona at Championship Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. Thursday, April 4 Houston vs. N.Y. Mets at Port Semifinal winners, 9 p.m. St. Lucie, Fla., 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 7:05 p.m. ASEBALL CBI glance Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 9:10 p.m. Spring training College Basketball Thursday's Games Invitational Glance Spring Training Glance Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees at The Associated Press The Associated Press Tampa, Fla., 1:05 p.m. All Times EDT All Times EDT Detroit vs. Houston (ss) at First Round AMERICAN LEAGUE Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 Pct W L Toronto vs. Philadelphia at George Mason 78, College of Kansas City . . . . . . 23 6 .793 Clearwater, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Charleston 77 .692 Baltimore . . . . . . . . 18 8 Houston (ss) vs. Atlanta at Wyoming 67, Lehigh 66 .633 Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Seattle . . . . . . . . . . 19 11 Santa Clara 77, Vermont 67 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . 18 12 .600 Miami vs. St. Louis at Jupiter, Wednesday, March 20 .552 Fla., 1:05 p.m. Cleveland . . . . . . . . 16 13 Wright State 72, Tulsa 52 Oakland . . . . . . . . . 14 12 .538 N.Y. Mets vs. Washington at Richmond 76, Bryant 71 .517 Viera, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Minnesota. . . . . . . . 15 14 Western Michigan 72, North Boston. . . . . . . . . . . 15 15 .500 Cleveland vs. San Diego at PeoDakota State 71, OT .500 ria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay . . . . . . . 15 15 Purdue 81, Western Illinois 67 Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . 15 15 .500 Seattle vs. Chicago Cubs at Houston 73, Texas 72 Houston . . . . . . . . . 13 14 .481 Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Quarterfinals .480 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . 12 13 Kansas City vs. Cincinnati at Monday, March 25 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . 13 16 .448 Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. George Mason 88, Houston 84, New York . . . . . . . . 12 17 .414 Arizona vs. Texas at Surprise, OT .320 Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Los Angeles . . . . . . . 8 17 Santa Clara 86, Purdue 83 NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee vs. Colorado at Wright State 57, Richmond 51 Pct Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. W L Western Michigan 75, Wyoming Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . 19 14 .576 Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort 67, OT .556 Myers, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Colorado . . . . . . . . . 15 12 Semifinals San Francisco. . . . . 14 13 .519 Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore at Wednesday, March 27 .500 Sarasota, Fla., 7:05 p.m. Arizona . . . . . . . . . . 14 14 Western Michigan (22-12) at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . 16 16 .500 L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, George Mason (20-14), 7 p.m. New York . . . . . . . . 13 13 .500 10:05 p.m. Santa Clara (23-11) at Wright St. Louis . . . . . . . . . 14 14 .500 Oakland at San Francisco, State (23-12), 9 p.m. Philadelphia . . . . . . 14 15 .483 10:15 p.m. Championship Series .469 San Diego . . . . . . . . 15 17 Baseball America Top 25 (Best-of-3) Miami . . . . . . . . . . . 12 15 .444 College Top 25 (x-if necessary) .429 Washington . . . . . . 12 16 Monday, April 1 .414 Pittsburgh . . . . . . . 12 17 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The top TBD Los Angeles . . . . . . 11 17 .393 25 teams in the Baseball America Wednesday, April 3 .370 poll with records through March 24 Milwaukee . . . . . . . 10 17 TBD Cincinnati . . . . . . . . 9 18 .333 and ranking (voting by the staff of Friday, April 5 NOTE: Split-squad games Baseball America): x-TBD count in the standings; games Record Pvs against non-major league teams do 1. North Carolina . . . . 21-1 1 NIT not. 3 2. Oregon State . . . . . . 21-2 Monday's Games 3. Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . 21-4 2 National Invitation N.Y. Mets 7, Atlanta 4 7 4. Louisiana State . . . . 22-2 Tournament Glance Toronto 13, Philadelphia 4 5. Cal State Fullerton . 21-3 8 The Associated Press Detroit 6, Miami 3 6. Florida State . . . . . . 22-2 12 All Times EDT St. Louis 4, Minnesota 3 11 7. UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-4 First Round Baltimore 12, Boston 9 8. Kentucky . . . . . . . . . 18-5 10 Tuesday, March 19 Seattle 16, Cincinnati 0 14 9. Virginia . . . . . . . . . . 22-2 Maryland 86, Niagara 70 San Francisco 9, Chicago Cubs 10. Louisville . . . . . . . . 19-4 4 St. John's 63, Saint Joseph's 61 3 6 11. Mississippi . . . . . . . 21-4 Louisiana Tech 71, Florida San Diego 3, Texas 1 12. Oregon . . . . . . . . . . 18-6 13 State 66 Oakland 9, Milwaukee 7 13. Georgia Tech . . . . . 18-5 9 Robert Morris 59, Kentucky 57 L.A. Angels 11, Chicago White 14. Oklahoma. . . . . . . . 22-4 17 Alabama 62, Northeastern 43 Sox 5 15. Arkansas . . . . . . . . 17-7 21 Virginia 67, Norfolk State 56 Houston 6, Washington 4 15 16. Notre Dame . . . . . . 14-6 Denver 61, Ohio 57 Tampa Bay 6, Pittsburgh 2 17. South Carolina . . . 18-6 5 BYU 90, Washington 79 Kansas City 8, L.A. Dodgers 2 18 18. Rice. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-8 Stanford 58, Stephen F. Austin Colorado 18, Cleveland 4 19. Indiana. . . . . . . . . . 18-3 22 57 Tuesday's Games 20. Houston . . . . . . . . . 21-4 NR Wednesday, March 20 Miami 8, Washington 5 21. Gonzaga . . . . . . . . . 14-7 NR Iowa 68, Indiana State 52 Philadelphia 10, Tampa Bay 1 22. Georgia Southern . 16-7 NR Providence 75, Charlotte 66 Minnesota 9, Baltimore 5 23. Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . 17-5 NR Stony Brook 71, Massachusetts Toronto 6, Pittsburgh 3 24. South Alabama . . . 21-4 NR 58 Atlanta 6, Detroit 5 25. Mississippi State . . 21-6 19 Mercer 75, Tennessee 67 St. Louis 11, N.Y. 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Mostly cloudy with 20% chance of isolated snow showers High: 39°

Thursday

Partly cloudy with northwest winds 10 mph Low: 25°

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Partly cloudy, northwest winds 5 to 10 mph High: 42° Low: 28°

Saturday

Partly cloudy High: 45° Low: 28°

Partly cloudy High: 50° Low: 35°

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Monday

Partly cloudy with 40% chance of rain showers High: 48° Low: 35°

It’s still cold, breezy

Partly cloudy High: 48° Low: 35°

We will continue to be under the influence of the weather system that brought us the snow on Sunday and Monday. Some lingering flurries will be possible through today, as Brian Davis we stay breezy and cold. More sun returns at the end of the week with slowly moderating temperatures.

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Friday ................................none Saturday............................none Sunday...............................0.62 Monday ................................0.1 Month to date.....................3.23 Year to date........................8.11

Wednesday’s sunset..7:56 p.m. Thursday’s sunrise.....7:27 a.m. Thursday’s sunset......7:57 p.m.

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

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Uncommon name for common pain DEAR DR. shooting down ROACH: I have the leg. Trauma, been diagnosed leg-length diswith piriformis crepancy (one leg syndrome, which longer than the has the same other) and hip or symptoms as sciknee injury can atica. I have predispose one to been to a chiropiriformis synpractor and doc- To your drome. tor, and I still Physical thergood have pain shootapy is the best ing down my leg. health treatment for pirI have been takiformis synDr. Keith ing painkillers d r o m e . Roach and anti-inflamStretching, ultramatories but have found sound, exercise and, no relief. Do you have sometimes, electrical any suggestions? — stimulation are effective M.W. for most cases. I have ANSWER: I think read that some cases piriformis syndrome is a may require surgery, but more common cause of this is rare. back pain than is usually realized. It feels like DEAR DR. ROACH: sciatica because the sci- I am 52 years old, and atic nerve is indeed my mom is 74. We are in being compressed, just good health, from a long like in people with a her- line of healthy people niated disk, but in piri- who live into their 90s. formis syndrome, it’s the In the past year, I’ve nopiriformis muscle, deep ticed that the base of in the hip, that presses both of my thumbs really on the nerve, causing the aches in the evening, pain to feel like it’s and I know my mom’s

thumbs have hurt her for years. In the afternoon/evening, I can barely open a jar. A friend had the same problem, and her doctor put big splints on her hands that immobilize her thumbs, but they are very bulky. I was thinking I could tape my thumbs to my hands to give them a rest, but of course that would make daily life quite a hassle! I’m not ready to look into arthritis medication (my physical therapist suspects arthritis), but are there any dietary or lifestyle changes I can make? — L.C. ANSWER: Thumb pain can be caused by many different conditions, and you need to find out what is causing yours before starting treatment. Arthritis does sound like a likely cause, and it can be diagnosed easily via hand X-rays. Immobilization makes arthritis worse. It sounds like your

friend may have had de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, which is inflammation around two of the thumb tendons. Treatment for that condition is with splints that immobilize the thumb. Sometimes steroid injection is involved. De Quervain’s tendonitis is diagnosed by physical exam. If your regular doctor needs help, you might see a rheumatologist, a sports medicine doctor or an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to ToYourGoodHealthmed.cornell.edu or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Health newsletters may be ordered from www.rbmamall.com.

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100 years March 27, 1913 The worst of the flood is believed over in Sidney. At two o’clock this afternoon, the river had gone down five feet from the high point it reached yesterday. The rainfall in Sidney, according to the Government observer, from Sunday morning until this morning (Wednesday) was 7.9 inches. It is believed that the Big Four river bridge will be saved. Employees of the railroad worked all night and today continuously in an endeavor to save the bridge from destruction. A string of cars was run onto the bridge in an effort to keep it from being washed away. Conditions down through the Miami valley are terrible according to reports received in Sidney. Water was reported 10 feet deep in the downtown section of Dayton and 200 lives have been lost. At Piqua, at least 100 are believed to have lost their lives. The members of Co. L of the 3rd regiment of the National Guard are in readiness to go should the call come. The members in the county have arrived in Sidney and will stay here until further orders. Other National Guard troops are being mobilized at Lima for the trip to Dayton.

Since its founding in 1933, the Boys’ Club has enjoyed a steady growth and now has a membership of 332 boys.

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March 27, 1963 Charles McCrate, accountant and city councilman, will be the new president of the Rotary Club for the fiscal year starting in July, following the election of directors and officers at the Monday noon meeting in Hotel Wagner. Other officers and directors to serve with McCrate are: Sam Dunson, vice president; Carl Wilkinson, secretary-treasurer; Sam Milligan, program chairman, Robert Bertsch, sergeant at arms; L.E. Dondero and Robert Glick, retiring president. ——— Mrs. William W. Milligan and little daughters, Edith and Martha, have returned to their home on Crescent drive, after a visit in Evansville, Indiana, with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Paul 75 years Crimm. Mr. Milligan March 27, 1938 joined them for the Overriding Mayor weekend to accompany Sexauer’s veto by a vote them home. of six to one, the city 25 years council at its session last March 27, 1988 evening, partially reA Sidney bowler is stored the salaries of the making headlines on a regular firemen and po- national level. Dan licemen by granting in- Swiger bowled in a recreases of $15 per gional American BowlCouncilmen ing Congress event and month. Blake, Dillman, Mc- finished second with an Clure, Miller, Waggoner, all-around score of 1999. and Winemiller voted in He may be invited to the favor of overriding the national competition. He veto, with Councilman has rolled numerous 300 Wheeler registering the games. only dissenting vote. ——— The mayor in his veto Ohio State Buckeye message had recom- football star Jeff Logan mended that council appeared in Shelby provide funds for one or County recently and two additional police- talked of his days playmen, indicating that he ing for Woody Hayes. He felt the city was entitled was the guest of the to more police protec- Ohio State Alumni Association. Logan rushed tion. for 1,248 yards in one ——— The Sidney Boys year- the sixth best seaClubs will observe its son ever for a running fifth anniversary at an back. He was only 5’9” open house to be held to- which is small for a runmorrow evening in the ning back. He received Boys Club headquarters. interest from NFL teams Special awards will be but did not pursue that presented at that time. career.

Monday’s puzzle solution

Woman refuses to give lover kind of pleasure he wants DEAR ABBY: listening to him I hope you will talk about it puts print this beunwanted prescause I’m sure sure on me. I many women have tried to be share this honest with him. dilemma. My I told him I don’t boyfriend, whom want to do this, I adore and who but I’m afraid if I is one of the don’t, it will damDear kindest men on age my relationAbby Earth, wants me ship with him. Abigail to perform a cerHowever, if I give tain sex act on Van Buren in, I’ll end up him. While I unfeeling selfderstand that many peo- loathing and resentple — and I don’t judge ment. Either way, it will them — enjoy it, I am be damaging. We’re in not one of them. I would our 40s. feel degraded if I even Please offer any adtried it. vice you might have. — He says he won’t pres- WORRIED IN CALIsure me about it, yet he FORNIA talks about it a lot. Just DEAR WORRIED:

You are indeed not alone in this dilemma. You should not have to do anything you are uncomfortable with. The next time your boyfriend raises the subject, turn the discussion to amorous activities you both enjoy. Then suggest that instead of this particular sex act, you engage in his “No. 2 favorite.” DEAR ABBY: I’m a 51-year-old woman with a question. What do you recommend a person do or say when being lied to? I’m not talking about the little white lies we all tell to spare someone’s feelings, smooth things over, etc.

I once had a 21-yearold man tell me that he was a veteran of a war that had been over for 10 years! I felt like an idiot pretending to believe him and knew he’d be laughing at me later, but frankly, I felt scared to confront him. — HEARD A WHOPPER DEAR HEARD A WHOPPER: If you have reason to feel that the person talking to you is being untruthful, be polite and end the conversation. And if your intuition tells you the person is someone to be afraid of, put as much distance between you as possible and avoid that person in the future.

Sudoku puzzles also appear on the Sidney Daily News website at www.sidneydailynews.com.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — Feel like having chocolate at Easter in Belgium? Well, send a letter and really lick that chocolate-flavored postal stamp. The Belgian post office released 538,000 stamps on Monday that have pictures of chocolate on the front but the essence of cacao oil in the glue at the back for taste and in the ink for smell. Belgian stamp collector Marie-Claire Verstichel said while the taste was a bit disappointing, “they smell good.” Easter is the season for chocolate in Belgium with Easter eggs and bunnies all over supermarkets and specialty stores. A set of five stamps costs 6.2 euros ($8) but might leave a customer hungry for more.


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River Cleanup set April 13 TROY — The Miami Valley Music Festival Association will host the second annual River Cleanup in Troy on April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, hosted in collaboration with the Miami County Park District, will give community members the opportunity to clean up the Great Miami River while enjoying live local music. Volunteers will receive a $5 gift card to Kuzzinz Bar and Grill for their service, along with free music entertainment before and during the event. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. at Kuzzinz Bar and Grille at 3006 N County Road 25A. Volunteers may check in any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and will be carpooled to clean up locations at Twin Arches and Farrington parks along the river. The cleanup will end at 4 p.m., and volunteers may check in and leave any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear old clothes, and bring gloves if desired. Volunteers will be entertained with Native American flute by local naturalist John De Boer. Local folk musician Scott Lee will also provide entertainment for volunteers along the river. All recyclable materials collected during the event will be donated to Can Do Recycling, a program offered by Vision Mentors that gives adults with disabilities the opportunity to learn new skills and grow as individuals while generating income. Attendees are encouraged to bring any metals, cardboard, paper, newspapers, plastic, computers with monitors, cell phones or books that they would like to recycle to the event to support the program. Last year, the event recruited 45 volunteers for more than 135 hours of service to the community. More information on the event may be found at www.miamivalleymusicfest.com.

Wind energy discussed JACKSON CENTER — Employees of Mainstream Energy presented a program on wind energy during a recent meeting of the Jackson Center Growth Association. Mainstream Energy provided a lunch meal, catered by The Inn Between Tavern, at the program, which was attended by 32 people. Mainstream employees presented a brief synopsis of their jobs. They also gave an update on where the local wind project stands and a general overview of wind energy.

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Results of last week’s poll: Do you favor the construction of wind turbines in Shelby County? Yes...............................19% No................................81%

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Granting a child’s wish Ailing youngster enjoys trip of a lifetime BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN pspeelman@civitasmedia.com Sometimes, wishes come true. Thanks to the Make-aWish Ohio Kentucky and Indiana Chapter and Give Kids the World, a Newport boy and his family fulfilled a big wish at Walt Disney World and other theme parks in Florida recently. Christopher Mader, 10, the son of Brian and Nicole Mader, suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that involves muscle weakness that worsens quickly. Most people with the disorder die by age 25. Many children are confined to wheelchairs by the time they are 12. “I wanted Christopher to be able to enjoy his wish while he was still on walking terms,” Brian, a welder, said about his contacting Make-aWish.

Interview family Karen Zimmerman, a Make-a-Wish volunteer who lives in Fort Loramie, was assigned to interview the family. She said that candidates for the foundation’s wish-granting must have life-threatening illnesses and are usually referred by a doctor’s staff. Dr. Daniel J. Lacey, Christopher’s physician at the Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, confirmed that his young patient’s condition was serious. “I kept saying (to Christopher), ‘This is your reward for being poked and pricked and having all those doctor’s appointments,” Zimmerman said. The Fort Loramie Elementary School second-grader goes to the doctor about once a month. He takes medication and Brian is looking at recent clinical trials of new medicines to see if there’s anything else that can slow the progression of the disease. As yet, there is no cure.

Limousine ride But medication, doctor’s appointments, and future prognoses were the furthest thing from anyone’s mind when a limousine pulled up in front of the Mader house to whisk Christopher, his parents, his four sisters, and his uncle to the airport and on to the Magic Kingdom. “When the limo pulled up, I would have liked to have been there,” Zimmerman said. The family spent seven days in Florida as the guests of Give Kids the World Village, a 70-acre, nonprofit storybook resort in central Florida where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to cost-free family vacations. The village partners with the Make-a-Wish Foundation and central Florida theme parks to provide families with unforgettable experiences.

‘Run by volunteers’ “We stayed in a two-bedroom house,” Brian said. “It’s run by volunteers. The food is free. They paid for seven plane tickets, cash for souvenirs, admissions and a rental car. We went to Walt Disney World the first day, then to Universal Studios, Sea World, Legoland and the ocean.” Christopher visited the theme parks in a wheelchair, but that didn’t stop him from having the time of his life. He loved the roller coasters. “They were a little bit scary,” he admitted. “There’s one roller coaster that’s re-

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CHRISTOPHER MADER (left), 10, and his dad, Brian, enjoy a roller coaster at Legoland in Florida. ally, really high.” “If I could have got off, I would have,” Brian laughed. “It had a 70-foot drop.” “Once you’re on, you’re on!” Christopher said. He also was impressed by a wooden roller coaster. “It was built back in the old days, when we weren’t born,” the 10-year-old said. At Sea World, it was the animals who made the biggest impressions. “There were dolphins, flamingos and a sting ray,” he said. But his favorite place was Legoland, because of all the Legos that were there. That’s the place he would most like to go back to “because that’s my fun place,” he added. “They have rides and Legos. And you could press the buttons and see what the Legos do. And there was a fire truck spraying and some of the kids got wet.”

Keepsakes All the kids came home loaded with souvenirs. Hailey, 8, Adalyne, 7, Emma, 4, and Elizabeth, 2, in addition to Christopher, have seashells, Legos, board games, stuffed toys and pillows as keepsakes. At Give Kids the World Village, they visited the Castle of Miracles. “There was a tree that made pillows,” Christopher said. “We talked to a guy who went up in a tree and shook the tree and pillows fell out.” Their villa featured a jacuzzi and they dined in a restaurant where the tabletops were peppermints under glass — hundreds of red and white, round peppermint candies covered the tables in an eatery that was reminiscent of a gingerbread house. A typical youngster, Christopher’s favorite thing to eat was chili dogs. Nicole, a stay-at-home mom, favored the strawberry waffles.

away from him. While all the other kids were asleep in the car, going to the ocean, he stayed awake. He watched the whole thing,” Brian said. According to Zimmerman, going to a Disney park comprises seven out of every 10 wishes granted by Make-AWish. The Ohio Kentucky Indiana Chapter is the largest of the 63 Make-AWish chapters. It granted 865 wishes last year, more than any Make-A-Wish chapter in the country in the history of the nationwide organization. “It takes a slew of people to make it work,” Zimmerman said. She became interested in helping about 15 years ago when she saw a call for volunteers in the Sidney Daily News. “It’s been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done in my life,” she said. During her interviews with “wishers,” she asks what their hobbies are, what their favorite music is, what

restaurants they like. She takes “break-the-ice” gifts for all the children in the family. “The Mader kids were so excited by those gifts. You would have thought it was Christmas. One of the girls even climbed up into my lap,” she said. “It was beautiful when all the kids were around the table and the dad kept saying, ‘This is about Christopher.’” Zimmerman noted that children can wish to see someone — a celebrity wish; for an item for the house — e.g., a computer wish; for a shopping spree or to go somewhere — a travel wish. Doctors must approve travel wishes. “I’ve had swimming pools and computers,” she said. “Make-A-Wish won’t do anything with a title, so, for instance, if a 16-year-old wishes for a car, we can’t do that.” Because the Mader parents might have had a difficult time managing all five children in the theme parks — “Kids get excited and start to run all over sometimes,” Zimmerman said — Make-A-Wish asked them to find an adult volunteer who would accompany them at his own expense. That turned out to be Terry Barga, of Versailles.

Fundraiser The family will share their story with the public on June 29 at the Cruisers for a Cure Car, Truck and Bike Show at Cruizers in Russia. “Christopher is our honorary child this year,” said organizer Tim Osborne, of Fort Loramie. The annual event benefits Make-A-Wish Ohio Kentucky Indiana. Osborne raises funds to ensure that Make-A-Wish can continue to do for others what has meant so much to the Maders. Make-A-Wish gave them a magic journey to a magic destination. “I don’t care how much money I ever run into,” Brian said fervently, “I will never be able to match up that vacation.”

‘Hasn’t registered’ “It probably hasn’t even all registered in my brain yet,” Brian said several weeks after the family’s return to Ohio. “(Christopher) has enough stuff to talk about for a lifetime.” Far from tiring the little boy, the trip seemed to energize him, his father added. “Everything that he did, he’s never done before: getting on a plane, getting in the limo, the big roller coastPhoto provided ers, the palm trees, the alligators. Christopher falls a FOUR MADER children have fun with a model of Shamu the lot. He goes through a lot for killer whale at Sea World in Florida recently. They are (l-r) Haihis age. That trip took that ley, 8, Adalyne, 7, Emma, 4, and Christopher, 10

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A Day to Remember It’s a day to remember one we can’t forget Getting ready for Easter service is the day that you left How quickly our plans changed in a blink of an eye It’s a day to remember one we can’t forget Making plans for your earthly departure was the hardest yet Inside we were dying but alive at the same time As they closed your casket I asked myself why It’s a day to remember one we can’t forget Many memories we hold onto that’s dear to our hearts For you left an impression on those that you met Still questions we have as why you had left But answers aren’t there, was it just meant to be It’s a day to remember one we can’t forget Though the years have passed we still feel the pain Our selfish desires wanting you here But we know you’re in Heaven For by God’s grace you made it home On March 27th, 2005 that Easter morning... It’s a day to remember one we can’t forget

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Classifieds That Work • 877-844-8385 PT RETAIL DOCK Join a company that offers a drug free workplace for its associates. Aunt Millie's Bakeries, a leader in the baking industry, has a part time Retail Dock Associate position (approximately 20 hours/ week) available for its Sidney Retail store.

Candidates should: • Have an excellent attendance record • Be able to move 50 lbs. • Be able to manually sort and move product • Be self-motivated • Be able to work flexible hours Monday thru Saturday, with possible Sunday work Applications will be accepted Thursday, March 28th from 10am to 4pm at: AUNT MILLIE'S BAKERIES 1584 MICHIGAN AVE SIDNEY, OH Equal Opportunity Employer

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Trupointe Cooperative is now taking applications for a seasonal, part-time position at the Maplewood location. Applicants are required to possess a Class A CDL, clean driving record, ability to operate a forklift and perform physical labor. Long hours and some weekends may be necessary.

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Thieman Stamping & Metal Fabrication is seeking a qualified associate to fill the role of Quality Engineer in our New Bremen facility. This person will be responsible for creating and completing PPAP, PFMEA, Control Plan and flow diagrams. Must understand GD&T tolerancing and have knowledge of CMM equipment and program-

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STNA's, RN's & LPN's - all shifts DIETETIC TECHNICIAN REGISTERED

Successful, long-term care organization seeking part time Dietetic Technician, 16 hours per week. This position will be responsible to support the Dietary needs of Piqua Manor, including completion of assessments for new admissions and quarterly reviews, as well as completing MDSs. Experience in long-term care is preferred and candidates must hold current Registration in the state of Ohio.

Clear Creek Farm, private, non profit family style group home in Shelby County is seeking qualified candidates for coordinator position within residential program. Minimum requirement of Associate Degree in Social/ Human Services or related field of study. Supervisory experience preferred, LSW certification a plus.

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000300 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Freedom Mortgage Corporation dba Freedom Home Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff vs. Larry A. Marr, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction1, 5518 Patterson Halpin Road, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on April 3, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, A copy of the full legal description can be found at the Shelby Co, Courthouse. Said Premises Located at 5518 Patterson Halpin Road, Sidney, OH 45365 Parcel No: 47-17-36-251-008 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 257, page 44 Said Premises Appraised at $ 45,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. Sheriff John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Wayne E. Ulbrich, Attorney Mar. 13, 20, 27

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO.12CV000004 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, fka, THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2005-3CB, MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-3CB, Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE N. MORRISON, et al., Defendants. In pursuant of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Courthouse, in Sidney, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 3rd day of April , 2013 , at 10:00 o’clock A.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and in the City of Sidney, to wit: Situated in the County of Shelby, in the State of Ohio and in the Township of Washington, and bounded and described as follows: Being part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 18, Town 7 North, Range 6 East, Washington Township, Shelby County, Ohio, and being more fully described as follows: Beginning at a spike in the centerline of the Hardin-Wapakoneta Road, 1418 feet north of the centerline of the Lehman Road and the south line of the above quarter section; thence South 83 51' West 746.8 feet to an iron pipe; thence North 2 30' West 201.7 feet to an iron pipe; thence North 83 34' East, 143.6 feet to a corner post; thence South 53 58' East 150.4 feet to a corner post; thence North 84 51' East, 485.2 feet to a spike in the centerline of said Hardin-Wapakoneta Road; thence South 2 30' East along said centerline 91.2 feet to the place of beginning. Containing 2.03 acres more or less, being subject to all legal highways and being part of the premises recorded in Volume 159, Page 485 of the Deed Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at: 2287 Hardin Wapakoneta Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $81,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Terms of Sale: 10% down day of sale/Waive deposit of 10% if Plaintiff is successful bidder at sale John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Erin M. Laurito (SC#0075531) Colette S. Car (SC#0075097) Attorney for Plaintiff Mar. 13, 20, 27 2374472

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 11CV000381 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. HSBC Bank, Plaintiff vs. Bruce Sturgeon, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on April 3rd, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby, State of Ohio and being Lot numbered Four Thousand Three Hundred Sixty Seven (4367) River Bend Hill, Section Two, as recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 53, of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at 1220 Morris Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $ 66,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. Sheriff John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Attorney Duffy, Esq., Brian Mar. 13, 20, 27

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 11681 REVISED CODE SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 12CV347 The State of Ohio, Shelby County JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC, Plaintiff - vs Larry Hogue Jr. aka, Larry M. Hogue, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the Second floor lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, on Wednesday, the 3rd day of April, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND AT THE SHELBY COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 816 Riverside Drive, Sidney, Ohio 45365 PROPERTY OWNER: Larry M. Hogue aka Larry Hogue, Jr. PRIOR DEED REFERENCE: OR Book 1620, Page 395 PP#: 01-22-05-352-006 Said Premises Appraised at $48,000.00 And cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of this amount. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. Cannot be sold for less than 2/3rds of the appraised value. 10% of purchase price down on day of sale, cash or certified check, balance on confirmation of sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio REIMER, ARNOVITZ, CHERNEK & JEFFREY CO., L.P.A. By: Peter L. Mehler (Reg. #0075283) F. Peter Costello (Reg. #0076112) Douglas A. Haessig (Reg. #0079200) Mar. 13, 20, 27

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 11681 REVISED CODE SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 12CV000351 The State of Ohio, Shelby County JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff - vs Sandra Louise Wesson-Meyer fka Sandra L. Kerg aka Sandra Louise Kerg, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the Second floor lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, on Wednesday, the 3rd day of April, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND AT THE SHELBY COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 309 Bon Air Drive, Sidney, Ohio PROPERTY OWNER: Sandra L. Kerg PRIOR DEED REFERENCE: OR Book 1646, Page 731 PP#: 01-19-30-177-023 Said Premises Appraised at $120,000.00 And cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of this amount. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. Cannot be sold for less than 2/3rds of the appraised value. 10% of purchase price down on day of sale, cash or certified check, balance on confirmation of sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio REIMER, ARNOVITZ, CHERNEK & JEFFREY CO., L.P.A. By: Peter L. Mehler (Reg. #0075283) Mar. 13, 20, 27 2374540

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE CASE NUMBER 10CV000383 Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff -vsRoger D. Chester, et al., Defendants Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio In pursuance of an Pluries Order of Sale Without Reappraisal in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction at the 2nd floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above county, on the 3rd day of April, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. the following described real estate: Situate in Clinton Township, Shelby County, Ohio, and being in the Northwest Quarter of Section 35, Township 8, Range 6 East and in the City of Sidney. Being Lot number three (3) of the plat of Walter Stewart Subdivision, in the above described parcel. Parcel Number(s): 011835104010 Prior Deed Info.: Executor Deed, Book 338, Page 37, filed October 23, 1995 Said premises also known as 206 Vandemark Road, Sidney, OH 45365 PPN: 011835104010 Appraised at: $52,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than twothirds (2/3) of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: A DEPOSIT OF A CERTIFIED CHECK, PAYABLE TO THE SHERIFF, OR CASH, FOR TEN (10%) PER CENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME THE BID IS ACCEPTED; EXCEPT WHERE THE BID AMOUNT IS $3,000.00 OR LESS, THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT SHALL BE $300 AND THE MAXIMUM DEPOSIT IN ANY CASE SHALL BE $10,000. THE FULL PURCHASE PRICE PAID TO THE SHERIFF WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE, AND UNLESS PAID WITHIN EIGHT (8) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT THE RATE OF TEN (10%) PER CENT UNTIL PAID, AND ON FAILURE TO DO SO, THE PURCHASER, SHALL BE ADJUDGED IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff of Shelby County THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN D. CLUNK, CO., LPA John D. Clunk #0005376 Ted A. Humbert #0022307 Timothy R. Billick #0010390 Robert R. Hoose #0074544 4500 Courthouse Blvd, #400 Stow OH 44224 PH: 330-436-0300 • FAX: 330-436-0301 Mar. 13, 20, 27 2373155

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SIDNEY

Only one head coach the same at Sidney It’s a real season of change this spring at Sidney High School, with only one head coach from last season returning this year. That would be Tony Brown in boys tennis. Bill Shoffner in baseball, Deron Barker in softball and Ruthie Baker in track are all in their first seasons with the Jacket athletes.

Baseball Sidney High has a new baseball coach this season in former Yellow Jacket standout Bill Shoffner. Shoffner has a career record of 198-108, but he has his work cut out to rejuvenate a Jacket program that won just five games last season, finishing 5-21. There are eight lettermen returning for the Jackets this season, including seniors Jacob Lochard, Kaleb Dotson, Brian Fishbaugh, Nick Lauth and Preston Heath, juniors Bobby Benshoff and Ryan Penley, and sophomore Connor Echols. Echols, Penley, Lauth, Benshoff and Lochard will all be counted on to pitch some this season, along with sophomore Colton Risk. Echols had a 3.67 ERA last season and Lochard 2.86. Catchers will be Risk and freshman Sammy Niswonger, with Echols playing at short along with juniors Eric Vargas and Layne Sharp. Echols hit .405 last season. Lochard, who hit .292, and Lauth, .333 last season, will share duties at first and a long list of candidates are vying for the job at second in Vargas, junior Layne Sharp, Risk, freshman Shane Herbert and Dotson, who hit .329 last season. Benshoff, who hit

.271, will be at third along with Sharp. Outfield candidates include Penley, who hit .319 last season, Herbert, Preston Heath, Fishbaugh and senior Eli Burnside. “Eric Vargas is a move-in from California and will play middle infield,” said Shoffner. “Eric has looked like he can really help us. Layne Sharp is up from the JV team and is a good infielder. Colton Risk is up from the JV team too and has been the most impressive in the short amount of practices. He will be in a battle for the starting catcher spot and a spot in the pitching rotation. Sammy Niswonger is the frontrunner for the starting catching spot. Shane Herbert is in the running for an outfield spot, but he can play anywhere. “I am very happy with how hard the kids are working,” Shoffner continued. “They have high expectations and believe they can get this thing turned around. The number one priority for us this off season was to find depth. A good number of kids have worked all fall and winter to make themselves better and it has really showed. “They know what the situation is coming off a 5-21 season,” he added. “Things have to change and no one’s position is safe. I have made it very clear that these young guys are pushing those veterans for playing time. I think they have responded and have been working hard. “I am also happy with our pitching depth,” he went on. “If you look at the records from last season it makes you cringe. But our ace was a freshman and the next

best guy was a sophomore. It really wasn’t fair to them to be forced into such a huge role that early in their careers.”

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SIDNEY HAS these seniors back in track this season, (l-r) Kayla Blosser, Jen Tony Brown returns Davis, Tina Echemann, Jessie Beigel, Heather West, Samantha Fogt and Maragain as the head coach ilyn Kies. of the Sidney High boys tennis team and he has five returning lettermen from a year ago. “In order to get some wins this year the younger players will have to step up,” said Brown. “This is a very competitive sport which relies on individuals getting better in the offseason. Some are doing just that and it will pay off as the season goes. “With the weather not cooperating we have to rely on players going indoors to get some swings SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg in,” he added. “That is always the tough part with THERE ARE eight seniors on this year’s Sidney boys track team. In the front the boys in the spring.” are (l-r) Dan Temple, Jacob Davis, Andre Spillers and Austin Oder, and back, He said at No. 1 sin- Matt Schwarzman, David Young, Joel Fannon, Kaleb Martin and Troy Rosgles will likely be Dan sengarten. Martin and Spillers were regional qualifiers last year. Temple, who had a good an 11-15 record last Stephanie Davis. shot put. junior season and hopes year. Raterman will be be“We have a dedicated to improve on that. But “I think we can be hind the plate, Lochard group of athletes that after Temple, says competitive in our at second and Doak and trained hard in the Brown, the rest of the league this year but it Davis in the outfield. weight room during the positions will be up for hinges on the kind of Doak hit .375 last sea- offseason and are traingrabs. leadership that we can son, Davis .321 and ing hard now,” said the “Oak Wynn and get from our upper class- Lochard .305. coach. We’re looking forStephen Hendershot men,” said Barker. “We ward to some big perBoys track look pretty good going have several holes to fill New track coach formances this season.” into practices and both at key positions, includGirls track Ruthie Baker doesn’t may challenge as the ing pitcher, shortstop, Coach Baker has one have a lot returning in season rolls around,” third base and first base, Brown said. “We look to and some of the under- boys track this spring, regional qualifier back get some good play from classmen will have to with only six athletes in girls track at Sidney Jacob Colley, Neal Dev, step up and fill them for back from the team that in sophomore longConner Bowers and us. We had several girls placed ninth out of 18 jumper Brandon JohnTrevor Thompson to fit train at F.A.S.T this win- teams in the Greater son. She is joined by senior somewhere on the var- ter and I’m expecting big Western Ohio ConferJessi Beigel, returnees ence meet last season. sity squad.” things from them this Kayla Blosser and Tina They includes seniors Softball spring.” Sidney has a new The returning players Kaleb Martin and Andre Echemann, juniors Ivy the coach’s Spillers, juniors Jake Se- Barker, Elizabeth Dietz, coach in softball after include and Blake Bria Foy, Cady Hoellrich, longtime head man daughter Madison, who landers Stevie Shepherd, Kylee Steenrod and sophoWade New stepped down will be the main pitcher and Morgan Watercutter mores Dean Fannon and for the Lady Jackets. following last season. White, and sophomores Anthony Yates. was 4-2 last spring. She Deron Barker has Martin was a regional Mariah Bowser-Jones, Also back are Maddi stepped into replace him, and he has seven Homan, Grace Lochard, qualifier in the 200 dash Lauren Boyd, Kenlee girls returning from a Josie Raterman, Taylor last season and Spillers Harrod, Peyton Jones team that finished with Busse, Ashley Doak and competed in the regional and Keyli Murphy.

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Ranger baseball returns eight lettermen pitching duties, with Allen and Shreve splitting time between that as well as catcher and shortstop. Porter will be at first, Meyer at second, Topp at Baseball New Knoxville coach third and Wolf, Howe Nick Schroer’s team won and Cody Shaw in the just two games in his outfield. first year last year, but Boys track with eight returning letAndrew Mackie heads termen, he’s looking for the returnes after winbigger and better things. ning a district title in the “With eight back and 400 last year. half being seniors, the He is joined as letterexperience is there,” said men by Isaac Kuntz in the coach. “We’re looking the distance and hurdler to improve our all- PJ Kiernan, around play.” The top newcomers Back are seniors Jake are freshmen Devin Allen, Spencer Wolf, Kuck, Jacob Shaw and Michael Porter and Tyler Marcus Nitschke. Shaw Shreve, juniors Wes was a regional qualier in Meyer and Cody Shaw cross country and Kuck and sophomores Shane won the 100 and 200 in Topp and Adam Howe. the MAC junior high Allen, Topp, Shreve meet last spring. and Howe will share “Team finishes are

tough bcause of small numbers,” said coach Nick Wirwille. “Andrew will be a top runner in the MAC and Isaac was a state qualifier in cross country.”

Girls track The Lady Rangers return two girls who qualified for the regional meet last season in Cassie Boyle in the 1600 and Haley Horstman in the 100 hurdles. They are the lone returnees this season. “We won’t be able to compete in team scoring because of numbers but we have some good individuals,” said Wirwille. He said sophomore Hannah Privette moved into the school district this year and will run SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg distance. She was a re- NEW KNOXVILLE hopes to improve on last year’s two-win season in baseball, gional qualifier last fall and there are five seniors to lead the way this year, including (l-r) Spencer in cross country. Wolf, Michael Porter, Tyler Shreve, Jake Allen and Ryan Schott.

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BOTKINS

Lots of experience returns for Trojan squads BOTKINS — The coaches remain the same this spring for the athletes at Botkins, with Phil Groves back in baseball, Bryan Trego in softball and Ryan Gutmann in boys and girls track. All but the boys track team will have a lot of experienced athletes to lead this spring, led by baseball, which has all position players returning from a year ago.

Baseball The Trojans were 6-19 last season and secondyear coach Phil Groves is looking for improvement out of his squad this season. He has reason for optimism too, because there are nine lettermen returning, including all position players from last season. “Our upperclassmen provide great leadership and our players had a productive summer with Acme and Legion baseball,” said Groves. “We are excited about the opportunities we have in front of us this season.” The lettermen include seniors Evan Dietz, Seth Hoying and Josh Schwartz, juniors Zach Greve, Roger Miller and Alex Roberts, and sophomores Mitchell Goubeaux, Christian Hoskins and Reid Manger. Dietz will pitch and play third, Hoying will pitch and be a utility player, Schwartz will be at first, Greve behind the plate, Miller will pitch, Roberts will pitch play outfield, and Goubeaux will play first and outfield, Hoskins will be at short and third and also pitch, and Manger will play at second. Dietz had a 2.36 ERA last season and was also lethal at the plate, with a .472 average. When he's not pitching, the

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BACK FOR the Botkins softball team are seniors (l- SENIOR TROJAN baseball players ready to make it a good final season are (lr) Faye Kennedy, Jessica Dietz and Jill Schneider. r) Cory Kies, Seth Hoying, Evan Dietz, Josh Schwartz and Gabe Lawrence. first-team All-County selection from a year ago will be manning third base. Roberts was honorable mention All-County last season and hit .321 with 21 stolen bases. Hoying was also honorable mention on the AllCounty squad and hit .315. “Three players from the JV team last year include Nick Okuley, who is a solid defensive player who played some varsity at the end of last year, Spencer Stutsman, who will back up at first and push for an outfield and/or DH spot, and Trent Bergman, who has considerable speed and will also push for an outfield spot,” said Groves. “Senior Gabe Lawrence returns afer missing last season with a broken foot and will give us more depth at first. And senior Cory Kies brings another left-handed bat off the bench or possibly to the DH spot,” he added.

Softball Coach Bryan Trego had a lot of veteran players back this season for the Lady Trojan softball team. Three-year letter-winners include seniors Jill Schneider and Jessica

Dietz, and two-year letter-winners include senior Faye Kennedy, and juniors Emily Brown, Erin Place and Vicki Grillot. Other letter-winners include senior Lakeya Parks, junior Courtney Kohler and sophomore Grace Vanbrocklin. Dietz and junior Cameron Middleton will handle the pitching chores for the Lady Trojans, with Brown and Place sharing duties behind the plate. Schneider will hold down short and Kennedy and freshman Allison Kohler are second basemen. At third will be Vanbrocklin and freshman Kassidy Esser, and in the outfield will be Brown, Place, Grillot, Kohler and freshman Blake Maurer. “I feel like we have a very good group of returning players this season,” said Trego. “Jessica Dietz will be starting her fourth year as our varsity pitcher and we have very high expectations for her. Jill Schneider will be starting her fourth year as a varsity player in our infield. She has worked very hard in the offseason and understands what it

takes to be a great softball player. Erin Place starts her third year for us and has become a switch-hitter. She can hit well from either side of the plate, which makes her very hard to defend. Emily Brown will also be starting her third season as a varsity player. She really came into own last season as a hitter and has increased her strength and power in the offseason. We have six incoming freshmen, all of which are very talented and fighting for playing time. We have a very large number of returning lettermen but there is always an opportunity for new players to prove themselves. “As for the league, everyone is chasing Fort Loramie but I feel it will be very competitive this season,” he added.

Boys track The Trojan boys track team will be relying a lot on a lot of young players this season. There are just two returning lettermen in sophomore Austin Jones in the distance events and senior Nick Wagner in the field events. “The boys team is young and hungry for success,” said coach

Ryan Gutman. “With only two returning lettermen, the team has an opportunity to establish a new identity and pave the way for the next several years.” Among the newcomers are junior Roger Miller in the distance events, sophomore Caleb Oren in distance, and Cameron freshmen Flora and Aaron Fullenkamp in distance, Brandon Cottrell and Levi Steinke in sprints, and Ben Aufderhaar, Jacob Cooper and Matt Schipper in the throws. Miller is a three-time regional qualifier in cross country, and Flora and Fullenkamp each qualified for the regional last fall.

Girls track Coach Ryan Gutmann has a lot of returnees in girls track this season, including two regional qualifiers in junior Bethany Christman in the 3200 relay and sophomore Whitney Bornhorst in the 300 hurdles. Also back are senior Colleen Greve in the throws, sophomores Jocelyn Counts in the throws, Allison Guckes in the relays, Corinne Woodruff in the sprints, Brandi Landreth in the

distance and MacKenzie Brown in the sprints, and junior Becca Knoop in the sprints. She was the County champ in the 100 dash. The top newcomers will be five freshmen in Kayla Heuker, Sarah Knoop, Chloe Flora, Amber Buehler and Taylor Doseck. Heuker was the County junior high champ in the 400 meters, Flora was the County junior high champ in the 800 and a regional qualifier in cross country last fall, and Doseck was the County junior high champion in the shot put. “Although the girls team lost a lot of talent, we are focused on another successful year,” said Gutman. “We still have many returning letter-winners, regional qualifiers, a school record-holder (Bornhorst), and promising freshmen joining our ranks.” Gutman is in his fifth year and assistant Fred Schmerge in his third, and they are joined this year by the new throws coach, Dylan Newman. He replaces James Johnson. “We certainly appreciate how successful coach Johnson made the throwers.”

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JACKSON CENTER

Lady Tiger softball has a new coach Jackson Center has a lot of veteran athletes this season, and one new coach in Isaac Klopfenstein, who will need to do a rebuilding job after last season's 2-17 softball record. Travis Pulfer is back as the head baseball coach, and Steve Hoover returns again to coach both the track squads

Baseball The Tigers were just 4-15 last season under fifth-year coach Travis Pulfer, and he’s looking for improvement thanks to the return of six lettermen from a year ago. Back are seniors Alex Meyer, Trey Elchert and Joey Frye, along with sophomores Tyler Rogers, Zach Davis and Gavin Wildermuth. Frey will be the mainstay on the mound and he also wields a strong bat. He hit .418 last season and drove in 24 runs. Meyer will be behind the plate and brings back a .333 average from a year ago. Elchert will play at short, and Wildermuth, who hit .339 last season, will play the along with infield, Rogers and Ethan Zorn. The outfield candidates are Christian Mabry, Davis, Drew

the Regula and Anna Wagner, juniors Erin Poppe and Tiffany Bayhan and Girls track Morgan There is just one re- sophomores turning letter-winner in Dickman, Gabby Fogt girls track in junior and Meredith HimKaneta Schaub in the meger. sprints and hurdles at Wagner hit .300 last Jackson this season. season and will be in the The top newcomers outfield, and Regula hit are five freshmen in .255 and is penciled in at Pauline Meyer, Erin first base. Metz, Peyton Esser and The top newcomers Katrina McGowan in the are expected to be junior sprints and relays, and Courtney Gies and Nicole Fogt in the shot, freshman Abby Meyer. discus and high jump. "Overall, we're a “We have a strong pretty young team and group of freshmen ath- will be looking for some letes participating this underclassmen to conyear,” said coach Hoover. tribute immediately," “Pauline is expected to said Klopfenstein. "We have strong performhave some seniors who ances in the 100 and 200 dashes. We’re working are beginning to show toward a better perform- tremendous leadership ance at the County meet trying to get these underclassman ready bethis year.” cause they want to Softball have a senior year they Jackson Center has a can be proud of. They new softball coach this are committed to creatseason in Isaac Klopfening a new culture stein, and he has some rebuilding to do, since within the softball prothe Lady Tigers only gram and I'm looking won twice in 19 tries last forward to helping them do that." season. He said he expects He has a lot of returnees to help him, several league teams to though, led by senior be quite strong this year, Hannah Meyer at short. led by defending champ She hit .483 last season. Fort Loramie along with Also back are seniors Anna, Houston and RusTabatha Myers, Emma sia. our standing County.”

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JACKSON CENTER softball seniors this season include (l-r) Tabatha Myers, Hannah Meyer, Anna Wagner and Emma Regula. Sosby, Nathan Wahrer and Dalton Hughes. “We will be focusing on our overall consistency as a team, making the routine plays and limiting teams’ extra opportunities as a defensive unit,” said Pulfer. “As an offense we need to find any and every way possible to get runners on and move them around. We will lean on Joey, Alex and Trey, three guys that have played since their freshman seasons, to leads us both offensively and defensively.” Pulfer points to the

Russia Raiders as being the team to be in the County. “They have two top pitchers returning,” he said “But Fort Loramie and Anna have quality pitching and will be up there too.”

Boys track The Tigers return five lettermen from a team that placed sixth last year in the County. They include senior Nathan Wahrer in the 400 and relays, senior Nathan Hensley in the sprints and relays, junior Zack Buckmaster and sophomores Ryan Booser and Travis Helm-

stetter. Two freshmen are also in the mix in Tyler Lett in the sprints, high jump and distance, and Drew Sosby in the relays and distance. “We have several seniors this year that will provide good leadership,” said the coach, Steve Hoover “Nathan Wahrer is a three-year letterman who will lead our medium distance and relay squads. Nathan Hensley will lead our sprint squads and also contribute to the success of our relays. We’re looking to improve

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New coaches at Houston Houston has two new coaches out of the four in spring sports this season, and they join longtime and highly-successful coaches Ron Boeke in boys track and Brent New in softball. The new faces are Brad Allen in baseball and Joni Dunham in girls track.

Softball Brent New returns for his 16th year as head coach of the Houston softball team, and with seven letter-winners back from last season, he’s a good bet to add a lot of wins to his career total of 246. The Lady Wildcats were 16-10 last season and return seniors Taylor Willoughby, Kortney Phipps, Alyssa Stang, Nicolette Holthaus and Maddy Schaffner, junior Sonya Peltier and sophomore Hannah Trent. Holthaus was honorable mention All-Ohio last season after hitting .444 and she’ll be at shortstop this season. Willoughby is solid behind the plate and brings back a .329 batting average, while Phipps will hold down first and hit .354 a year ago. Stang will play at second and brings back a .314 average, while Trent, who hit .284, and Peltier, who hit .292 are both in the outfield. The pitching staff will be ultra-young this season, with coach New’s daughter Kayla New and Micalah Hensley doing the hurling. They

are both freshmen. Also expected to see playing time are Hensley in the outfield, Rachel Wells, Rachel Slater, Taylor Block, Aspin Crowder and Schaffner. “We should be very competitive this year,” said New, whose career mark is 246-161. “We have a lot of returning players but will also play some freshmen. I’m looking forward to the season and I believe we will finish near the top of the league.”

Baseball Houston has a new head baseball coach this season in Brad Allen, who inherits a team that finished just 5-15 last season. He has five lettermen returning in seniors Tyler Davis and Drew Roberts, juniors Jamie Riffel and Chase Foster and sophomore Quinten Pence. Davis will be the mainstay on the mound, with Riffell his batterymate. He hit .278 last season. Davis will be at short, with Foster, Pence and Roberts in the outfield. Roberts had the highest batting average among them at .264. That leaves first base, second base and third base open, and challenging for those spots will be newcomers Zach Jolly, Jacob Gates, Aaron Heckman and Andrew Miller, all freshmen. “I’m really excited about the opportunity to take over the program at Houston,” said Allen. “We have had productive

and competitive teams in the past and I’m hopeful of getting the program back to being competitive again.”

Girls track Houston’s girls track will be minus some girls that decided not to come out for the sport this spring, but coach Joni Dunham thinks there is a good group of girls remaining, including five letter-winners. They include the lone senior in Jenna Hooks and juniors Monique Booher and Heidi Cox and sophomores Emily Creech and Jodi Jolly. In addition, there are three freshmen who are expected to make an impact for the lady Wildcats this spring in Emily Cozad, Brayden Murray and Josie Davis. “We unfortunately have a lot of talent that decided not to return to track this year. However, we also have some first time runners that are training hard to fill those gaps,” the coach said.

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Experience returns in all sports at Anna ANNA — Anna has a lot of experience back in coaching, with longtime track coaches Dean Stewart and Randy Lerner, along with baseball coach Mike Muehlfeld and softball coach Tim McMahan. And they all have players returning with expereince as well.

Baseball Mike Muehlfeld returns as the head baseball coach for the Rockets, and has eight lettermen returning from a team that was 139 overall and finished 93 in the County. He has reason for optimism this season because his top three pitchers return. “Pitching should be a strength with Josh Robinson, Wes Showalter and Craig Berning all returning,” he said. “But there will be a lot of question marks early with respect to the rest of the lineup. There is lots of competition for all spots.” He said Dustin Poeppelman in centerfield is “one of the few certainties.” Poeppelman hit .406 last season with 18 RBIs, and uses his speed well on the bases. “We need to finalize who will be starting behind the plate and at short,” Muehlfeld said. “Once that is determined, other positions will fall into place.” The lettermen include Poeppelman, Brad Boyd, who will play at first and third; Luke Cummings, who will play first and DH; Berning, who had a 3.00 earned run average last season and averaged a strikeout per inning; Carter Bensman, who will play middle infield; Robinson, who had a

middle distance and Kirsten Angus in the sprints. “Losing the points Nikki Albers always scored for us will be hard to replace,” said Locker. “We have 15 freshmen out this year, so a lot of our season will depend on how they improve as they gain experience at the high school level.” Locker says Russia should be he favorite in the County. “Russia has a good returning group that won SDN Photos/Luke Gronneberg the title last year,” he LOOKING FOR big things this season at Anna in track are (l-r) Bonnie Alt- said. “And they also did staetter, Jessica Hamberg, Kylie Comer, Amy Albers, Brittnee Axe and Shel- well the past few seasons in junior high. Fort bie Albers. Loramie always has a 2.76 ERA last season; strong program and Travis Grieves, who hit Botkins has been getting .270 last year and will better and better. It play in the outfield, and should be a good battle Showalter, who had a at the league meet this 2.12 ERA last season. year.” The top newcomers Boys track this season are juniors There are 10 letterNick Doseck, Zach men back for longtime Zimpfer and Matt CumAnna coach Dean Stewmings, and sophomore art in boys track this Ryan Counts. season. Doseck and Counts READY FOR a big year in Anna baseball are (l-r) The Rockets were can both catch and play Luke Cummings, Brad Boyd, Carter Bensman and County champions last anywhere in the infield Josh Robinson. year and runner-up in or outfield, and Zimpfer the district meet. and Cummings could see age from last season. McMahan. Returning are three time on the mound. Rickert will hold state qualifiers in senior track Girls Softball down shortstop and Randy Locker begins Ryan Spicer, who was Tim McMahan is back Gephart will be at first. his amazing 33rd year as ninth in the state discus, as the head coach of the They both hit around the head coach of the and senior Nate BollLady Rockets for his .275 last season. girls track team at Anna, heimer and junior Brady 11th season and he has At second will be a and has 11 letter-win- Cates, who both ran on seven letter-winners re- freshman in Alexis ners back for the upcom- the 400 and 800 relay turning this year. Phillips and at third will ing season. teams that placed in the They include senior be Haley Steinbrunner, They include Kelli top eight at state last Rebecca Bensman, jun- who hit .290 last season. Ehemann in the hurdles season. iors Jule Gephart, Haley In the outfield will be and pole vault, Ashley Other returnees inSteinbrunner, Amanda Harris, who hit .275 a Michael in the hurdles, clude senior Gage UderRickert, Kylie Keener year ago, Bensman and Bonnie Altstatter in the man in the sprints, and Chloe Egbert and freshman Cayleigh Kirt- distance and high jump, juniors Jonathan Bernsophomore Allison Har- ley. Kylie Comer and Brit- ing, Adam Larger, and Another freshman, tnee Axe in the sprints Derek Steinke and sophris. Keener will do the Ashley Dentinger, is also and long jump, Jessica omores Matthew Bruce Hamburg in the shot and Luke Gaier. pitching. She had a 3.10 in the mix. “We have seven and discus, Katelyn Stewart lists the top ERA last season. Egbert will be behind starters back so with Brunswick in the 400, newcomers this year as the plate and brings that nucleus,we should Shelbie Albers in the freshmen Ian Douglas, back a .416 batting aver- have a good year,” said sprints, Amy Albers in Conner Rioch, Zach

Kearns and Gerrit Hoverstyrdt. Douglas was the County junior high champ in the discus last year, Rioch was the 200 champ and the 400 runner-up, Kearns was runner-up in the shot put and Hoverstyrdt finished in the top three in both hurdles races at the County meet a year ago. “We should again be strong as a team this season,” Stewart said. “In the throwing events we return senior Ryan Spicer, who finished the season strong last year, qualifying for the state meet in the discus. Freshman Ian Douglas will also add to our throws. He finished third at the middle school championships in 2012. Our sprints will be strong. We return Nate Bollheimer, first in both the 100 and 200 at the County meet, and state qualifier on the 4x100 and 4x200 relays; Brady Cates, who has run at the state meet both his freshman and sophomore years and senior Gage Uderman, who had a strong junior year and will be a top sprinter on this year’s team. Junior Adam Larger, a state qualifier in cross-country, will lead an experienced distance squad, including juniors Derek Steinke and Cory Abbott, and sophomores Johnny Berning and Luke Gaier. Matthew Bruce, a sophomore, was third in the league in the long jump last year and will be one of the best jumpers in the area in 2013.” Anna has won eight of the last nine County titles and should again field a team that will challenge.

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Girls track Tracy Nuss has seven letter-winners back in girls track at Fairlawn, including a state qualifier. Olivia Cummings qualified for the state meet in the shot put and didn't disappoint, finishing third in Columbus with a heave of 39 feet, 11.5 inches. She’s a senior, as are returnees Haley Slonkosky and Marie Rose, and sophomores Abby Roe, Cheyenne Driskel, Katie Nuss and Haley Blanford. “We will continue to grow and improve this season” said Nuss. “I look forward to the mostly seasoned track and field athletes. They each have a great attitude and work ethic and are working to improve times and distances this season. We hope to have addition regional qualifiers this season.”

average from last season. Forman hit .333 and will hold down third base. The pitchers will be Madeline Fogt and Alison Watkins, and behind the plate will be Dana Stanley, who hit .300 last year. At first will be Megan Dudgeon and at second will be Madison Guinther and Watkins. SDN Photo/Todd B. Acker Outfield candidates Emily Boerger, FAIRLAWN HAS two state qualfiers returning in are track, including Trey Everett in the high jump and Christine Ward, Kayli Strunk and Sarah Olivia Cummings in the shot put. Keller. the high jump last sea- looks for big improveBaseball son. He finished tied for ment over last year, The Jets were 8-14 sixth in the state meet. when the Lady Jets man- last year and coach Brad Also back are fellow aged only one victory. Bishop has seven playseniors Jessie Hughes, “Last year was a ers back, including senAnthony Gillem and tough year for us,” Jones iors Zach Rogers, Grant Cole Cummings, junior said. “We have 11 girls Covault and Ryan LessTrey Fletcher, and soph- on the team this year ing, juniors Brad Caudill omores Jakob Penning- and they’ve been work- and Wes Bolton and ton, Freddy Hughes, ing very hard in practice. sophomores Jacob MarSebastian Harshbarger So we’re hoping for good vin and Seth Bishop. and Joey Cockroft. things. Caudill, Marvin, “We bring back everyHe has just two play- Bishop and Rogers, body that went to re- ers back from last year in along with R.J. Morrigionals last year,” said seniors Abby Stemen son, will be handling the the coach. “We want to and Sam Forman. Ste- pitching. get more kids to state men will play at short Rogers will be behind and improve our fourth- and brings back a .292 the plate, with Caudill place County finish from last year.”

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Cavs’ coach King closing in on 500 wins Between the two of them, Lehman baseball coach Dave King and softball coach Bill Booth have 58 years of experience. King is in his 33rd year as a head coach and Booth in his 25th. All of Booth’s years have been at Lehman. While King will have a young squad, Booth has eight girls back and three new girls who decided to come out. And Booth thinks they will help the squad this season. In track, there are SDN file photo state qualifiers returning for both the boys and GREG SPEARMAN connects for a home run last season. He is back along with five other lettermen the girls. for the Lehman baseball team this season.

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Bill Booth is back for his 25th year as head coach of the Lady Cavs, and he’s looking for good things with eight returning letter-winners from a team that finished with a 9-12 record last year. “I have a good group of girls returning and we are lucky to have three new girls out this year in Ellie Cain, Erica Paulus and Ellie Sargeant,” said Booth. “Our pitching should be good and so should our defense. The girls have been practicing hard and are looking forward to the season. We play a very tough schedule this year.” The returning players include seniors Andrea

Thobe, Ellie Waldsmith, Haley Baker and Katie Rossman, juniors Julia Harrelson and Lindsay Bundy and sophomores Ava Schmitz and Brooke Jones. Bundy will do much of the pitching, backed up by Taylor Schmidt. Bundy had a 3.14 earned run average and also hit .408. Behind the plate will be Harrelson, who hit .314 last season, and at first will be Jones, who hit .403. At second will be Schmitz, who hit .314 last season, and Rossman, and Cain looks to be penciled in at third. At short will be Thobe, who hit .400 last season.

Outfield candidates include Waldsmith, who had a .295 average last season, Paulus, Sargeant, Sonja Wolf, Baker, Rossman, Diana Gibson and Sarah Gravunder.

Baseball Dave King is back for his 33rd year as a high school head baseball coach, and it will be his sixth year at Lehman. King comes into the season with 478 career coaching victories and is coming off one of his best years, the Cavaliers finishing 23-6 last season and winning a district championship before losing in the regional finals. He has six lettermen returning this season in

sophomores Greg Spearman, Cole Proffitt and AJ Hemmelgarn, junior Andrew Westerheide, and seniors John Copella and Andrew Gilardi. King has a long list of players who will see some time on the mound, probably led by Hemmelgarn, who was 2-0 with a 3.20 earned run average last season. Also expected to pitch are Copella, Westerheide, Spearman, Proffitt, sophomore Austin Arnold, sophomore Nick Rourke, and freshmen Max Schutt and Nate Bosway. Proffitt returns behind the plate after hitting .297 last season, and Schutt and sophomore Joe Skelton will back him up. At short will be Hemmelgarn and Spearman. Hemmelgarn hit .359 last season. At first will be freshman Nate Bosway along with Skelton and Proffitt, and at second will be Copella, backed up by Arnold. Copella hit .366 last season. At third will be Spearman and he brings back a healthy .430 average. Arnold and junior Eric Rodenburgh will also see time there. In the outfield will be Gilardi, Westerheide,

Schutt, Bosway, senior Ryan Edelen and junior Stephen Blenman. “The players are working hard and it’s a great group to work with,” said King. “We are young so there will be some growing pains.”

Boys tennis Coach Kristy Sherman has 17 boys out for tennis this spring, including four lettermen off the team that fnished 13-3 last season. They include seniors Pierce Bennett, Louis Gaier and Riley Pickrel and junior Mitchell Shroyer. “The guys have been playing indoors all winter and are ready to get outside and play,” said Sherman. “We will have a solid team, but a lot of learning will be happening out there this season. The boys know that we have a lot of work to do and are willing to do what it takes to build the team.”

Boys track Coach Dwane Rowley has state qualifiers back in boys track this spring, including Justin Stewart and Joe Fuller. Stewart ran to a seventh place finish in the 400 dash at state last year, and Fuller finished 13th in the 3200 run. Both are still just jun-

iors and are joined by junior lettermen Brad Montgomery, Quinn Monnin, Ben Montgomery and Nick Elsner, and sophomore lettermen Eric Jackson and Teddy Jackson. “It’s a young but talented group of kids,” said Rowley. “It they can remain injury free, dedicate themselves to the program, and compete, they will be successful. Each individual can control their accomplishments.” Rowley said the top newcomers this season will be freshman Colin Hughes and sophomore Mitchell Slater.

Girls track Senior Sarah Titterington returns for the Lady Cavs this season after qualifying for the state meet in three events last spring, the 100, 200 and 400 dashes. She is one of only two returning letter-winners for the Lady Cavs, the other being junior Madeline Franklin. Freshmen Olivia Gorman and Sarah Fuller are expected to contribute. “We did not have a big turnaround as far as numbers go,” said Fuller. “But these girls have the potential to do great things.”

RUSSIA

Raider baseball returns eight from 17-5 squad RUSSIA — Baseball coach Rick Gold has eight lettermen back from a team that won 17 games last season, there are also eight back in softball, and there are five girls out for track that have competed in the state meet.

Baseball With his top two pitchers returning along with seven other lettermen from a team that finished 17-5 last season, veteran coach Rick Gold can expect big things from the Raider baseball program this season. Treg Francis, a second-team All-County performer who saw his senior basketball season cut short by a foot injury, is ready to make up for it on the diamond, and he’s a good one. Last season, he hit .382 with 24 RBIs and had a 1.65 earned run average when he was on the mound. He’ll be at second base when he’s not pitching. Trevor Sherman is the second top pitcher returning for the Raiders. Last season he was selected first-team All-County after hitting

.348 with 15 RBIs and recording a 5-0 mark with a 1.63 ERA on the mound. When he’s not pitching he’ll also play second. Also back are Isaiah Counts, who was 4-1 with a 0.82 ERA last McElseason, Cole downey, who hit .342 last season and, Gold says, is the team’s best defensive player, Austin Gariety at third base, Andrew Daniel in the outfield, Brad Schafer in the outfield, Brad McMaken in the outfield, and Nolan Francis on the mound. He was 2-0 last year with a 2.90 ERA. “Our pitching staff will be led by Treg and Trevor,” said Gold. “Our top relief pitcher was Isaiah, who is recuperating from Tommy John surgery. Gavin Hoying and Tyler Young also could play an important role on our pitching staff.” Junior Austin Tebbe and sophomore Ryan Magoto are battling for the catcher spot. Gold said the middle infield “is a lock” with Cole McEldowney returning at short, where

he started last year as a freshman, Francis and Sherman at second, Gariety at third and Counts and N. Francis at first. Outfield spots are for returnees Schafer, Brandon Barlage, Daniel and McMaken, with Bailey SDN Photo/Todd B. Acker Francis also in the comRUSSIA SOFTBALL seniors this season include (l-r) Heidi Petty, Alexa Counts, petition. Olivia Monnin and Sara Young.

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Roger Hammonds is back for his 10th season as head coach and has eight letter-winners back from a team that won 16 games last season. The returnees include Olivia Monnin at short, Alexa Counts in the outfield, Heidi Petty behind the plate, Emily Fairchild in the outfield, Hannah Sherman in the outfield, Julia Drees in the outfield, Kennedy Metz at third, and Emilie Frazier in the outfield. Counts hit .383 last season, Metz .358, Monnin .317 and Sherman .281. The Lady Raiders lost an outstanding pitcher to graduation in Katelyn Herron, so the job falls to Sara Young and Carrie

Petty, neither of whom pitched last season. “We’re not thinking about that,” said Hammonds. “We’re just focused on this year’s team. They are working hard on the fundamentals of all aspects of the game. The pitchers are focused and working hard. We will need the seniors to step up and be great leaders, and I have no doubt they will.”

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Loramie coach Sturwold nearing 400 wins cessful in the pole vault and Jacob in the distance events. I’m also looking forward to seeing hard work from Delaunte and Alex. I expect Delaunte to do well in the sprints and Alex in the hurdles. We have a lot of new athletes and I’m looking forward to seeing them peak in performance at the County meet.”

Softball team returns top pitcher from 22-7 squad FORT LORAMIE — There is never a shortage of success during the spring season at Fort Loramie, and this year should be no different. Longtime baseball coach and recent Miami Valley Hall of Fame inductee Bill Sturwold doesn’t have much returning from a team that won 20 games last season, but you can bet it will still be a threat to get the 21 wins that Sturwold needs to reach 400 for his career. Softball coach Brad Turner led the Lady Redskins to 22 wins last season and a County title. And with their top pitcher back and a lot of letter-winners returning, the Lady Redskins will be strong again. Kevin Wrasman returns as the track coach for both boys and girls, and there are three returning state qualifiers for the girls squad this season.

Softball The Lady Redskins had an outstanding season in 2012 under coach Brad Turner, finishing 22-7 and winning the County title at 11-1. And with their top pitcher returning and a long list of letter-winners, the Lady Redskins are expecting a lot more success this year. Paige Ordean was 206 on the mound last season, with a 1.86 earned run average and 200 strikeouts. In addition, she hit .288 and drove in 19 runs. And for her efforts, she was named the County Player of the Year. “Paige will be back in the circle for us this year and we will again lean on her to keep opponents’ scoring chances down. She had a great season last year and will hopefully be able to do it again this season,” said Turner. Darian Rose returns behind the plate. A gifted athlete, she hit .372 last season, with seven homers and 22 RBIs. “Darian is one of the best athletes in the area,” said Turner. “She’ll be solid behind the plate and hit somewhere toward the top of the lineup to score and drive in runs.” Taylor Timmerman is a junior who will also see action behind the plate. She hit .348 in limited appearances last season. Julie Hoying returns at first base after sitting out last season with a knee injury. She hit .293 in 2011, however. “She was a varsity letter-winner her freshman year and played very good first base,” said Turner. “We’re excited to have

her back.” Ashley Ordean, a junior letter-winner, will also see some action at first. She hit .286 last season and will play in right field as well. “She will hopefully be a runproducer for us,” said Turner. Danielle Wehrman is back at second base. A senior, she hit .333 last season with 19 RBIs and 29 runs scored. She is already a three-year letter-winner. “She’s already had an impressive high school career and we look for her to cap it off in a good way,” said Turner. Janell Hoying, a sophomore, is back and playing third base. She hit .300 as a freshman. “She had an impressive freshman season and there’s no reason to think she won’t build on that,” said Turner. “She makes us very solid defensively and can also handle the bat.” Hallie Benanzer, a sophomore, will likely step in at shortstop this season, moving from the outfield. She scored 24 times last season. “She has very good instincts and a lot of natural athleticism.” Megan Bollheimer is a senior who will join A. Ordean in the outfield. She hit .317 last season and drove in 19 runs. “She will make most of her contributions at the plate,” said Turner. “She had a nice season last year and will be somewhere in the middle of the lineup.” Another outfield candidate is junior Elizabeth Barhorst, who hit .339 last season and scored 19 times. “Liz stepped up her game last season and did a nice job in center,” said Turner. “With a year of experience under her belt, we’re looking for good things out of her.” Other players Turner expects to contribute include junior Kassidy Broaddrick, junior Toni Berning, who will pitch, and senior Macy Turner, who hit .345 with 29 RBIs and 27 runs scored. An injury may keep her out until later in the season. “This is the deepest team I’ve had in my years of coaching,” said Turner, who is entering his sixth season. “I’ve got a problem that most coaches would love to have because I really feel like we’ve got 16-to20 girls in the program, including some underclass players who have not been mentioned, who could contribute at the varsity level. So getting the girls to buy in and accept their roles is going to be a big objec-

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FORT LORAMIE is looking for good things during the track season this year, and these three seniors lead the way for the Lady Redskins. They are (l-r) Selene Waters, Alaina Schulze and Lauren Luthman. run average. Frilling, Grant Olberding and Travis Siegel are also listed as pitchers. Behind the plate will be Jacob Kitzmiller and Cole Meyer, and at short will be Devin Braun. Olberding and Brandewie will both see time at first base, Tanner Rittenhouse at second, and Guillozet, Connor Rose and Trey Rittenhouse at third. The outfield candidates are Boerger, Luke Gephart, Frilling, Brandewie, Josh Koppin and Blake Gaier. Sturwold says the top newcomers are Kitzmiller, Braun, Gephart, Frilling and Rittenhouse.

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FORT LORAMIE will have a young baseball team this spring, with only one senior on the squad in Seth Guillozet, who is coming off an outstandig junior season that saw him hit .303 and finish 7-2 with a 1.39 ERA when he pitched. tive for our coaching staff. With eleven letter winners back this year we’ve got a lot of players who want to be in the lineup and who will work hard to earn a spot. This will drive the girls to compete and to work and hopefully that will pay off for us as the season progresses.”

Baseball Bill Sturwold enters this season as a Hall of Famer, recently being inducted by the Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association. And it’s no wonder — he enters this season with a career record of 379 wins and 165 losses, including last year’s 20-10 mark, which included a runner-up

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THE MINSTER girls track team will be led by this senior group, including front row (l-r) Madeleine Eiting, Natalie Fausey, Claire McGowan and Allison Jutte, and back row, Hannah Butler, Sara Dahlinghaus, Taylor Arnold and Kaitlyn Oldiges. solid uppperclass leadership again. You’re only as good as your seniors. We’ll look for success at the plate in hitter’s counts and solid fielding early in the year. Plus we return lots of pitching from our tournament run.” Wiss expects Versailles to be strong again in the Midwest Athletic Conference along with Coldwater, Delphos and Parkway. “I think Marion, New Knoxville and New Bremen will also contend,” he said.

Softball The Minster girls were outstanding last season, finishing with a 24-7 record and reaching the regional championship game before losing. Coach Scott Robinson lost a premier player in Hanna Floyd, who is now playing for Wright State. But he has a long list of returning letterwinners to turn to. They include juniors Kayla Richard, Nicole Brandewie, Sara Hosey, Kathy Prenger, Marissa Conrad and Stephanie Albers, and sophomores Regan Hahn and Alexis Robinson. Richard will pitch and also brings back a .400 average. She was on the mound every game last year, finishing with a 247 record with a 2.47 ERA. Hahn hit .433 last season as a sophomore and returns behind the plate, and Brandewie is back at shortstop after hitting .247 last season. Prenger will hold down first and hit .286 a year ago, and Robinson will play second and brings back a .355 average from

last season. Conrad hit .490 last season and will play at third base. In the outfield, Hosey is back after hitting .448 last season. Michaela Goettemoeller, a sophoand junior more, Stephanie Albers will be in the outfield. Albers hit .302 last season and Goettemoeller .304. The top newcomers will likely be three freshmen in Jessica Berelsman, Brooke Monnin and May McFarlin. “We are looking to build on last year’s success of reaching the regional finals and hopefully going one step further,” said Robinson. “For the second time in three years, we will have no seniors on the team, but our young ladies are experienced and ready to step up. One of our goals this season is to compete for the MAC title. A title would be a first for the program.” He said he expects another competitive season in the league, with Parkway returning some good pitching. He said he expects St. Henry, Marion Local and Versailles to all make a good run.

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Boys track There are 19 lettermen back for longtime coach Larry Topp in boys track at Minster. And that’s bad new for Minster opponents this season because the Wildcats were 89-0 during the regular season last year, then went on to win district and regional championships. Topp has been coaching for 25 years now, and is approaching his 2,000th victory, going

Girls track There are a host of state qualifiers back for the Minster girls, which is usually the case. This year they include seniors Hannah Butler, Natalie Fausey and Sara Dahlinghaus, along with juniors Olivia Enneking, Hannah Barga and Chelsea Stewart. Fausey, Barga and Enneking ran on the 1600 relay team that was second in the state meet, Fausey and Butler ran on the 3200 relay team that was fifth at state, and Barga and Stewart ran on the 400 relay team that placed seventh in the state meet. In addition to those girls, also returning as letter-winners for coach Jessie Magoto are seniors Claire McGowan and Madeleine Eiting, and juniors Olivia Enneking and Leah Niekamp. Magoto is also optimistic that a strong freshman group can contribute this season, including Julia Slonkosky, Lisa Barlage, Katherine Burke and Kaci Borhorst, who all ran in the State Cross Country Meet last fall. Two other freshmen are also expected to be key players this season in Mya Francis and Kelsey Richard. “We have plenty of diverse young girls coming out,” said coach Magoto. “And we have strong returning leaders with a lot of experience.”

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17 RBIs. He will also do some catching. Andrew Knapke will play infield and also pitch and Wiss likes his glove at second base. He hit .371 last season. Brandon Hoying will play infield and also pitch. He worked 25 innings last season and was 2-2 with a 3.32 ERA. The final returnee is Ethan Wolf, who had a good year behind the plate as a sophomore. “He did a super job for us,” said Wiss. Wolf hit .295. Niemeyer, Poeppelman and Eilerman were all first-team All-Midwest Athletic Conference last season and Wolf made the honorable mention list. Among the players to watch for this season are juniors Clay Brown, Brad Walterbusch, John Baumer, Max Huber and Garrett Hogenkamp, and sophomores JR Nixon and Mathew Trushaw. “Hopefully, JR will provide a little power in the middle of the order and Mathew is a righthanded pitcher who will receive opportunities on the hill. Brad is a good hitter and Clay is a lefty on the mound and at first.” Wiss said an outstanding senior class graduated, including Huber, who was the MVP of the state tournament. “We started off 16-2 last season, then lost four of our next seven before ending with seven straight tournament wins,” Wiss said. “We have good pitching depth this season and I look for

promising but we will need a lot of growth to reach our team goals this year,” he added. “The league could be very interesting with Versailles and Coldwater looking very strong and St. Henry having a great chance to upset these league powers. We once again have big shoes to fill but hope by the end of the year to be in the mix.”

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Baseball Minster head coach Mike Wiss has 310 wins and 146 losses in an outstanding coaching career, and as he enters his 19th season at the helm, he is working on back-to-back Division IV state championships. Wiss was nothing short of phenomenal last year in the way he took his Wildcats to a 26-6 record and a repeat state title, especially after his top pitcher, Adam Niemeyer, was unable to go on the mound because of an injury. Doug Huber stepped in and pitched brilliantly, and Wiss worked the pitching staff perfectly, to the point where Niemeyer wasn’t missed on the mound. However, that doesn’t mean Wiss isn’t glad to see Niemeyer back and ready to pitch this season, and with the other players Minster has returning, the Wildcats go into the season as probably the favorite to win it all again. Last year’s sectional championship was the 13th under Wiss, and you can add to that six district titles and three regional championships. His 2003 team was state runner-up. Back for this season are six key players for the Wildcats, including Niemeyer, who hit .438 last season with 12 doubles and 27 runs batted in. Also, he did manage to get in 45 innings of work and had a 0.00 earned run average and 76 strikeouts. He gave up just 10 hits when he pitched – all singles. Devon Poeppelman, who drove in the winning run in the state championship game last season, is back at short and will also pitch. He has what Wiss said is a “great glove” at short and also hit .360 with 24 RBIs. Jay Eilerman is back in center and is the Wildcats’ leadoff hitter. He hit .367 last season with

into this season with a regular season record of 1,996-245, a winning percentage of 89. Returning are seniors Alan Tebbe, who was the Midwest Athletic Conference champion in the pole vault; Troy Kauffman, MAC and state champion in the 1600 relay; state 3200 relay qualifier Eric Dahlinghaus, Korey Schultz, the MAC and state champion in the 1600 relay, regional qualifier Josh Spieles in the sprints, and Kurtis Thobe in the long jump and sprints. Also back are juniors Dominic Slonkosky, a state qualifier in the 3200 relay; Scott Sekas in the hurdles, Wes Hegeman, a regional qualifier in the shot and discus; AJ Huelsman, who was fourth in the state pole vault; Paul Dues, MAC and state champion in the 1600 relay; Andy Albers, state qualifier in the 3200 relay; Tate Carlon in the shot and discus; and Christian Boenlein and the pole vault and sprints. Sophomores returning are Eli Wolf in the sprints and high jump, Jonathan Fausey in the middle distance, Andrew Fausey in the distance and Sam Dues in the sprints and hurdles. “We have a strong core of athletes returning,” said Topp. “Seven of them have state experience, which we hope will lead to a year of great leadership. We only graduated five seniors last year but four of them had state experience so they leave a large void. But we should have the athletes to fill the void with 58 out for the team, including 23 freshmen. It may take time to develop athletes to fill the void. We will look to our juniors and seniors to lead. “This year could be

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The spring season is always amazing at Minster, with all the girls state track championships the school has and the two straight Division IV championships the baseball team hasgoing. And with a lot of experience back in all the sports, it will no doubt be another outstanding spring at the school. Head baseball coach Mike Wiss has enough talent returning to make a run at a third straight state title, and softball coach Scott Robinson has eight players returnSDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg ing from a team that won 24 games last sea- THESE MINSTER seniors have already won two state championships in baseball and have the talent to make it three this season. They include (l-r) Anson. Boys track coach drew Knapke, Jay Eilerman and Devon Poeppelman. Larry Topp’s 2012 team was unbeaten during the regular season, and there are 19 lettermen back from that squad. And coach Jessie Magoto’s girls track team includes six girls who ran in the state meet last spring, and another five who ran in the state cross county meet last fall.

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