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years later — with its indelible images of frantic helicopter evacuations — is remembered as the final day of the Vietnam War, Friday marks an anniversary that holds greater meaning for many who fought, protested or otherwise lived the war. Since then, they’ve embarked on careers, raised families and in many cases counseled a younger generation


DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 5 today: • Kathy Crawford • Crate J. Cavinder • Jeanette Blust


TODAY’S THOUGHT “Tolerance always has limits — it cannot tolerate what is itself actively intolerant.” — Sidney Hook, American philosopher and author (1902-1989) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5A.

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SIDNEY-SHELBY COUNTY Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Raible (l-r), Shelby County Commissioners Tony Bornhorst and Julie Ehemann, Sidney Vice Mayor Mardie Milligan, Sidney Planning Director Barbara Dulworth and Shelby County Commissioner enjoy a happy moment Thursday before breaking ground for LanePark of Sidney, a new senior living complex that will be built along Russell Road this summer.

Sidney AMVETS Post 1986 was among 59 AMVETS posts around the state to enter into an agreement with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office after a state investigation produced allegations of misuse of funds that had been earmarked for veterans training programs. State officials report Ohio AMVETS Career Center funded posts around Ohio with more than $10 million in charitable funds from 2006 to 2012 to provide satellite career centers where unemployed veterans could receive career and employment services. State officials allege their See AMVETS/Page 5

Senior living facility breaks ground in Sidney BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN With an anticipated grand opening in the fall, a celebratory ground breaking was held Thursday on West Russell Road for LanePark, a senior living community that will offer both assisted living and memory care. In attendance were Shelby County Commissioners Julie Ehemann, Tony Bornhorst, and Bob Guillozet, Sidney Vice Mayor Mardie Milligan, Sidney Planning Director Barbara Dulworth, Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Raible and board member John Eve, West Ohio Development Council Executive Director Mike Dodds and Andy Wade, director of operations for Lane Park’s parent company, Alcore Senior Living, which is based in Columbus. Chad Simpson, corporate director of marketing for Alcore, said in a press release, “We are fortunate to have wide support from elected officials and others from across the Sidney and Shelby County area. We want to especially recognize County Commissioners Ehemann, Bornhorst and Guillozet as well city of Sidney Planning Director Barbara Dul-

worth and the executive director of the West Ohio Development Council, Michael Dodds, all of whom played a significant role in the decision for us to develop the LanePark senior living community in Sidney.” Raible acknowledged that decision. “We couldn’t be happier for you. Thanks for choosing Sidney,” he said. “We have a good deal of experience in developing and managing communities like this, and they’ve proved very popular,” Wade said. “Most seniors hate the idea of going to a nursing home, and LanePark will give them a real alternative. We recognize that there are other assisted living places in the area, but this will bring Sidney one that is brand new and offers state-of-the-art services and amenities.” LanePark will also make a visible economic impact in Sidney. The company plans to hire about 25 employees with an annual payroll of more than $500,000. “At a cost of about $11 million, LanePark will have 50 assisted living and 14 memory care units in the 45,000 square foot building,” Wade said. “The fastest growing segment is our seniors. We’re incredibly excited to be able See SENIOR/Page 5


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Memories of Vietnam remain 40 years later BY LISA CORNWELL AND U.S. government, a rising sense GILLIAN FLACCUS of panic set in as the last comThe Associated Press bat troops left the country on March 29, 1973 and he began to Forty years ago, soldiers re- contemplate what he’d do next. turning from Vietnam were ad- A North Vietnamese soldier vised to change into civilian who heard about the withclothes on their flights home drawal felt emboldened to conbecause of fears they would be tinue his push on the accosted by protesters after battlefields of southern Vietthey landed. For a Vietnamese nam. businessman who helped the While the fall of Saigon two


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Robbers sentenced The last of the culprits responsible for the strong-arm attack and robbery of an Applebee’s manager in October were sentenced in Shelby County Common Pleas Court Thursday. Both Robert Eric Charles Holley, 22, and Auttie Shayne King, 19, had entered guilty pleas to a charge of attempted complicity to robbery, a thirddegree felony, after initially being charged with complicity, a second-degree felony. Both received the same sentence — 30 months in jail, $200 fines plus court costs, three years of See ROBBERS/Page 5

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Crowding a concern after killings at prison BY JOHN SEEWER The Associated Press

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TOLEDO (AP) — In the two years since Ohio’s newest prison began putting two inmates in the same cell to deal with overcrowding, the number of assaults among prisoners has soared. Injuries needing outside hospital treatment have quadrupled. And after a dozen years without any deadly attacks inside the Toledo Correctional Institution, two inmates have been killed since September — the most recent one two weeks ago when a prisoner was strangled with a rope in his cell. The increase in violence is raising concerns about overcrowding at a time when the Toledo prison has added hundreds of new inmates, including maximum security prisoners moved out of lower security facilities. “I’m worried that something is amiss out there. Just what it is, I have no idea. Obviously something is not right,” said state Sen. Edna Brown, a Democrat from Toledo who’s on a legislative committee that has some oversight of the state’s prison system. Brown said during a tour of the prison last year she heard more complaints from inmates about double bunking and a lack of space than anything else. The committee warned of the rising number of assaults in a report issued last year. And this week, its executive director sent out a letter about the latest trouble at the Toledo prison. “It is my firm belief that overcrowding will result in prison violence and I think that this is a key example,” wrote Joanna Saul, head of the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee. “It’s purely a population issue,” she said in an interview. The growing number of inmate-on-inmate assaults just about matches the Toledo prison’s population increase over the last few years, said warden Ed

gravated murTOLEDO — der of a fellow At the request inmate last of the defenSeptember. dant WednesHe has pled day, the not guilty to aspretrial of saulting and Lawrence strangling Michael “Mike” L. Bradley Hensley was Hensley Hamlin, 24, of rescheduled to May 2 in the Lucas Mantua, in the Toledo County Common Pleas Correctional Institution on Sept. 20. Court. The case will be Hensley is serving a life sentence for mur- tried in the court of ders in Sidney in 1999, Judge Gene A. Zmuda. but this case stems The May 2 hearing from his alleged ag- will be at 2 p.m.


Sheldon. There were 52 inmate assaults last year, up from 31 in 2011. But the number of serious assaults, those requiring outside medical attention, jumped from an average of three per year to 16 last year, according to state statistics. At the same time, inmate assaults on staff have been cut in half. Sheldon said that the prison’s culture has changed dramatically with its rise in population. It opened as a close security prison but now also houses about 225 maximum security inmates. The overall population increased by about 500 inmates at one point and is now at 1,250 inmates, well above where it was two years ago. The prison also has taken in new inmates from around the state, increasing tension among rival gangs. “The numbers pretty much tell the tale,” Sheldon said. The biggest change is that inmates no longer have their own cell. “When you double bunk them, there’s a lot of tension,” the warden said. Angela Brandel, a prison guard for the past 10 years in Toledo, said some changes made in response to the rising violence, such as isolating the well-behaved inmates, have helped. But she doesn’t think it will be enough to stop the increased fighting. “You still have the overcrowding and you still have the double-


bunking,” she said. “What can you do when you have so many inmates?” There is hope that a new law that took effect last fall will ease some of overcrowding and save the state money. The law forces judges to sentence some offenders to drug treatment programs or county jails instead of prison. Corrections officials and investigators have not said whether double-bunking or overcrowding played a role in the two inmate deaths in Toledo. An inmate, Lawrence Michael “Mike” Hensley, who is serving a life sentence for killing three teenage girls and a Bible studies teacher, was charged in the September strangling while the investigation is ongoing into the most recent slaying. “Some of these guys are evil for a reason, that’s pretty much all I can say,” said the warden, who added that both killings have led to reviews of how limit the chances of something like that happening again. “I can’t prevent everything, but we have to limit the opportunities,” he said.


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“black ice,” causing her car spin out. The car struck a car being driven west on Ohio 47 by Brett L. Sutherly, 52, 1835 Glenn Place. Both vehicle sustained minor damage. • Cameron N. Alexander, 18, 1751 Fair Oaks Drive, was driving east on Court Street at the Wilkinson Avenue intersection at 4:16 p.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her car and slid off the right side of the street and struck a guardrail before coming to a stop. Alexander was cited for failure to control. The Alexander car sustained heavy damage. • Gloria J. Gates, 63, 2590 State Route 29, was cited for failure to control following a twovehicle accident in the 700 block of Russell Road at 6:16 a.m. Tuesday. Reports state Gates was driving west on Russell Road when she lost control of her SUV on the iced-covered bridge. Her car spun out of control and struck a vehicle being driven eastbound on Russell Road by Natalie M. Gossard, 21, of Lima. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage.

WEDNESDAY -10:46 p.m.: assault. A Sidney woman reported being assaulted on East Avenue. -8:04 p.m.: domestic violence. Ashley Hickman, 24, 228 S. Miami Ave., was arrested for domestic violence. -6:21 p.m.: attempted suicide. Officers responded to the 300 block of Enterprise Avenue on a report of an attempted suicide. -5:35 p.m.: arrest. Valerie D. Rickert, 52, 529 Franklin Ave., was arrested on a contempt warrant out of municipal court. -11-53 a.m.: vandalism. Vandals broke the windshield of a vehicle owned by Kaitlyn Anna Marie Travis, 818 McKinley Ave. Damage was estimated at $200. -8:36 a.m.: arrest. Officers arrested Heather Meeks, 22, no address given, on a contempt warrant out of municipal court. -7:25 a.m.: theft. An employee of Dan Hemm Auto Mall, 2594 Michigan St., reported the theft of 16 wheels, 16 sensors, 92 lug nuts and 20 center caps. Loss was set at approximately $13,750. TUESDAY -4:28 p.m.: arrest. THURSDAY arrested Officers -10:55 a.m.: medChristina Macias, 33, 522 Heather Way, on a ical. Medics responded violence to the 3000 block of domestic Cisco Road. charge. -10:16 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 2600 block of Campbell Road. Snow-covered streets -8:01 a.m.: medical. were a factor in three Medics responded to accidents investigated the 700 block of BrookTuesday by Sidney po- lyn Avenue. lice. -7:52 a.m.: medical. Reports state Mered- Medics responded to ith M. Schieltz, 28, 880 the 1100 block of MarMerri Lane, was driving vin Gene Court. west on Ohio 47 at In-3:34 a.m.: medical. terstate 75 at 6:50 a.m. Medics responded to Tuesday when she the 600 block of North changed lanes and hit Ohio Avenue.

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VIETNAM diers suffering from it and other injuries from Iraq and Afghanistan. Below are the stories of a few of the people who experienced a part of the Vietnam War firsthand. Ribbons unworn Former Air Force Sgt. Howard Kern, who lives in central Ohio near Newark, spent a year in Vietnam before returning home in 1968. He said that for a long time he refused to wear any service ribbons associating him with southeast Asia and he didn’t even his tell his wife until a couple of years after they married that he had served in Vietnam. He said she was supportive of his war service and subsequent decision to go back to the Air Force to serve another 18 years. Kern said that when he flew back from Vietnam with other service members, they were told to change out of uniform and into civilian clothes while they were still on the airplane in case they encountered protesters. “What stands out most about everything is that before I went and after I got back, the news media only showed the bad things the military was doing over there and the body counts,” said Kern, now 66. “A lot of combat troops would give their c rations to Vietnamese children, but you never saw anything about that — you never saw all the good that GIs did over there.” Kern, an administrative assistant at the Licking County Veterans’ Service Commission, said the public’s attitude is a lot better toward veterans coming home for Iraq and Afghanistan — something he attributes in part to Vietnam veterans. “We’re the ones that greet these soldiers at the airports. We’re the ones who help with parades and stand alongside the road when they come back and applaud them and salute them,” he said. He said that while the public “might condemn war today, they don’t condemn the warriors.” “I think the way the public is treating these kids today is a great thing,” Kern said. “I wish they had treated us that way.” But he still worries about the toll that multiple tours can take on service members. “When we went over there, you came home when your tour was over and didn’t go back unless you volunteered. They are sending GIs back now maybe five or seven times, and that’s way too much for a combat veteran,” he said. He remembers feeling glad when the last troops left Vietnam, but was sad to see Saigon fall two years later. “Vietnam was a very beautiful country, and I felt sorry for the people there,” he said. A rising panic Tony Lam was 36 on the day the last U.S. combat troops left Vietnam. He was a young husband and father, but most importantly, he was a businessman and U.S. contractor furnishing dehydrated rice to South Vietnamese troops. He also ran a fish meal plant and a refrigerated shipping business that exported shrimp. As Lam, now 76, watched American forces dwindle and then disappear, he felt a rising panic. His close association with the Americans was wellknown and he needed to get out — and get his family out — or risk being tagged as a spy and thrown into a Communist prison. He watched as South Vietnamese com-

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manders fled, leaving whole battalions without a leader. “We had no chance of surviving under the Communist invasion there. We were very much worried about the safety of our family, the safety of other people,” he said this week from his adopted home in Westminster, Calif. But Lam wouldn’t leave for nearly two more years after the last U.S. combat troops, driven to stay by his love of his country and his belief that Vietnam and its economy would recover. When Lam did leave, on April 21, 1975, it was aboard a packed C-130 that departed just as Saigon was about to fall. He had already worked

for 24 hours at the airport to get others out after seeing his wife and two young children off to safety in the Philippines. “My associate told me, ‘You’d better go. It’s critical. You don’t want to end up as a Communist prisoner.’ He pushed me on the flight out. I got tears in my eyes once the flight took off and I looked down from the plane for the last time,” Lam recalled. “No one talked to each other about how critical it was, but we all knew it.” Now, Lam lives in Southern California’s Little Saigon, the largest concentration of Vietnamese outside of Vietnam. In 1992, Lam made history by becoming the

first Vietnamese-American to elected to public office in the U.S. and he went on to serve on the Westminster City Council for 10 years. Looking back over four decades, Lam says he doesn’t regret being forced out of his country and forging a new, American, life. “I went from being an industrialist to pumping gas at a service station,” said Lam, who now works as a consultant and owns a Lee’s Sandwich franchise, a well-known Vietnamese chain. “But thank God I am safe and sound and settled here with my six children and 15 grandchildren,” he said. “I’m a happy man.”

Nightmares Wayne Reynolds’ nightmares got worse this week with the approach of the anniversary of the U.S. troop withdrawal. Reynolds, 66, spent a year working as an Army medic on an evacuation helicopter in 1968 and 1969. On days when the fighting was worst, his chopper would make four or five landings in combat zones to rush wounded troops to emergency hospitals. The terror of those missions comes back to him at night, along with images of the blood that was everywhere. The dreams are worst when he spends the most time thinking about Vietnam, like around anniversaries.

“I saw a lot of people die,” said Reynolds. Today, Reynolds lives in Athens, Ala., after a career that included stints as a public school superintendent and, most recently, a registered nurse. He is serving his 13th year as the Alabama president of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and he also has served on the group’s national board as treasurer. Like many who came home from the war, Reynolds is haunted by the fact he survived Vietnam when thousands more didn’t. Encountering war protesters after returning home made the readjustment to civilian life more difficult. See WAR/Page 6

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and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers. Crata attended Full Gospel Community Church, Sidney. She graduated from Cumberland College, Ky. Crata was a retired elementary teacher and was also a physical therapist assistant at many of the area nursing homes. She loved to fish, do crossword puzzles, read, garden and, most of all, spend time with her grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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mander for two years. He said the post’s veterans career center has been pulled by the state. He said the closest AMVETS career center is now in Fairborn. State law requires 25 percent of AMVETS licensed gaming profits to go to charity, with the 59 posts making the Ohio AMVETS Career Center as their designated public charity and they were to operate satellite career centers. The Attorney General’s Office investigation reportedly found that 85 percent of the money sent to the Ohio AMVETS Career Center was sent back to the local posts where in many cases it was allegedly used for improper purposes. Under the terms of the agreement, AMVETS Post 1986 and 58 other posts around the state will fund a reformed career center for veterans for five years. New board members have been appointed. Attorney General Mike DeWine said AMVETS officials were cooperative during the investigation. “I am confident that this cooperation will continue, this agreement will be fully followed, and most importantly, Ohio’s veterans will get the services they need and deserve,” DeWine said in the news release. No criminal charges have been filed in the investigation. In a written statement, Sandy Vorhies, AMVETS Department of Ohio State commander, expressed “anger that veterans did not receive needed services” and noted that several people who contributed to the problems have been fired. The investigation also involved AMVETS posts in Covington, Lakeview and Troy. The Associated Press contributed to this article.


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investigation revealed that “career centers” at many posts were facades created to give the appearance of a career center, according to a news release. The officials also reported the centers consisted of just an outdated computer. Officials with AMVETS Post 1986 say they plan to comply with the stipulations of the agreement. “We’re going along with the recommendations,” said Terry Cupp, Post 1986 commander. Cupp said the local post maintained a career center, but “nobody was using it. I wish our career center had been used by more veterans”. Post 1986 officers maintain there was no wrongdoing regarding how the funds from the instant bingo sales were handled. “We never misappropriated funds,” said Jim Kreitner, Post 1986 treasurer. Kreitner and Cupp said funds the post received from the state career center were donated to charities like the Muscular Dystrophy Association and used to cover the costs of the instant tickets. AMVETS career centers at the 59 posts were rated by AMVETS Career Center Inc. based on the performance of the satellite centers from Oct. 1, 2011, through Sept. 30, 2012. Post 1986 received an “F” for its performance. The evaluations also included figures on the approximate amount of charitable funds the posts received from AMVETS Career Center Inc. from Jan. 1, 2006, through May 31, 2012. It was reported Post 1986 received $52,897 during the period. “I was shocked when the attorney general contacted me (about the investigation),” said Cupp, who has been com-

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mandatory post-release probation, and each was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $968. Three others, Brandt M. Kellem, Matthew G. Roesser and Samantha E. Rose, were sentenced earlier this month for their involvement in the crime. Roesser and Kellem were sentenced to prison time, while

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Rose, an employee of the restaurant at the time, was fined and ordered to pay restitution as well. Their victim, the 63year-old Ethel Purdue Coleman, suffered a fractured collar bone and rib injuries in the attack, which occurred when she was leaving the restaurant Oct. 31 with a bank deposit bag containing cash and checks.

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In Sidney Municipal Court on Wednesday, Judge Duane Goettmoeller sentenced Heather N. Meeks, 22, 901 McKinley Ave., to 10 days in jail and fined her $200 and $211 court costs on a disorderly conduct charge. • Jessica D. Fuller, 27, 829 Mount Vernon Place, was fined $75 and $113 costs on a failure to display proof of operator’s license violation. A failure to file registration charge was dismissed. • Gloria J. Pierce, 40, 236 Jefferson St., Apt. 7, wsa fined $75 and $111 court costs on a failure to reinstate license violation. • Elvis R. Ellison, 51, 1491 E. Court St., Apt. D, tampering with evidence and drug abuse charges were dismissed. • Mitchell R. Regula, 38, 9101 Tawawa-Maplewood Road, Maplewood, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $300 and $128 costs on an attempted theft charge, which was amended from theft. A theft charge against Regula was dismissed. • Elroy Elder, 36, 311 Maple St., was fined $250 and $132 costs on a prohibitions/companion animals charge. • Steven S. Fogt, 56, 13600 Kirkwood Road, fined $590 and $105 costs on a display game license violation. • Ryan J. Bergman, 28, 22 Webster St., Minster, was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $600 and $97 costs on a driving under the influence charge. Reasonable control, refusal with prior DUI and seatbelt charges were dismissed. • Donald B. Strunk, 32, 1680 Park St., was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $600 and $97 costs on a driving under the influence

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COURT charge. Refusal with prior DUI and speeding charges were dismissed. • Shane M. Wise, 22, 817 Spruce Ave., was sentenced to 10 days in jail fined $250 and $103 costs on a failure to stop after an accident charge. Charges of failure to reinstate license and operating without reasonable control were dismissed. • Sean G. Martin Jr., 505 S. Miami Ave., was fined $250 and $111 costs on a display of license violation. • Kristopher A. Nicholl, 33, 616 E. Pike St., Jackson Center, fined $30 and $86 costs on a seatbelt violation. • Kelly M. Gross, 47, 19040 Wones Road, fined $25 and $105 costs on a display of plates/sticker violation. • Jordan K. Knepper, 31, 104 Jackson St., Jackson Center, fined $30 and $111 costs for speeding. • Seth A. Wentz, 220 Robb St., Apt. B, Jackson Center, was fined $$30 and $105 costs for speeding. • Jamie S. Maurer, 32, 401 W. State, Botkins, fined $30 and $105 costs for speeding. In Sidney Municipal Court on Thursday, Goetemoeller sentenced Joey D. Baker, 27, 10934 Comanche Drive, to 23 days in jail and fined $100 and $113 costs on a disorderly conduct charge. He was given credit for three days in jail. • Philip G. Bidwell, 44, 916 Taft St., fined $30 and $86 costs on a seatbelt violation. • Georgina Kirtley, 44, 5192 Frazier Guy Road, fined $30 and $105 costs for speeding. • Corbert J. Fontenot, 40, 10710 Fair Road, was fined $25 and $111 costs on an expired license charge.

Session set about volunteering Shelby County CASA/GAL, the court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children, will hold an informational session about volunteering Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the CASA office in the Shelby County Courthouse. For information, call 498-7447, email, or visit

Thunderbirds won’t perform DAYTON (AP) — The U.S. Air Force’s grounding of its Thunderbirds jet demonstration team means the planes won’t be headlining this summer’s Dayton Air Show. It’s not a surprise. The Air Force earlier announced that it planned to ground the Thunderbirds April 1 if a federal budget deal wasn’t reached. Organizers of the popular Dayton Air Show made the Thunderbirds’ cancellation official in a release Thursday.

SENIOR to help the SidneyShelby County community serve its seniors.” Plans call for nurses and personal aides to be on duty and on-site 24 hours a day, and for medication monitoring and administration to be handled discretely in a homelike environment, according to Simpson. “LanePark has been designed for people needing day- to-day help with daily activities but who are not so ill as to need the intense medical environment of a nursing home,” he added. All the private, assisted living apartments will include baths and kitchenettes. Besides home-cooked meals, there will be social and entertainment programs, scheduled and unscheduled transportation, assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming, assistance with incontinence and

From Page 1 personal hygiene and the availability of some skilled nursing care. The nation’s 90-andolder population nearly tripled over the past three decades, reaching 1.9 million in 2010, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau and supported by the National Institute on Aging. Over the next four decades, this population is projected to more than quadruple. “Just as the United States as a whole will need to address the challenges presented by this unprecedented surge in the most senior of our population, Sidney and Shelby Country will need to meet this challenge on a local front. LanePark will proudly be a part of the Sidney/Shelby County solution to meeting the needs of the area’s aging population,” the release said.


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From Page 3 won,” he said. “We could have won faster if we had been a little more aggressive about pushing our ideas instead of just fighting.” Warner, 72, was the avionics officer in a Marine Corps attack squadron when his fighter plane was shot down north of the Demilitarized Zone in October 1967. He said the communist-made goods he was issued as a prisoner, including razor blades and East German-made shovels, were inferior products that bolstered his resolve. “It was worth it,” he said. A native of Ypsilanti, Mich., Warner went on to a career in law in government service. He is a member of the Republican Central Committee of Washington County, Md. Two-time witness Denis Gray witnessed the Vietnam War twice — as an Army captain stationed in Saigon from 1970 to 1971 for a U.S. military intelligence unit, and again as a reporter at the start of a 40-year career with the AP. “Saigon in 1970-71 was full of American soldiers. It had a certain kind of vibe. There were the usual clubs, and the bars were going wild,” Gray recalled. “Some parts of the city were very, very Americanized.” Gray’s unit was helping to prepare for the troop pullout by turning over supplies and projects to the South Vietnamese during a period that Washington viewed as the final phase of the war. But morale among soldiers was low, reinforced by a feeling that the U.S. was leaving without finishing its job. “Personally, I came to Vietnam and the military wanting to believe that I was in a — maybe not a just war but a — war that might have to be fought,” Gray said. “Toward the end of it, myself and most of my fellow officers, and the men we were commanding didn’t quite believe that … so that made the situation really complex.” After his one-year service in Saigon ended in 1971, Gray returned home to Connecticut and got a job with the AP in Albany, N.Y. But he was soon posted to Indochina, and returned to Saigon in August 1973 — four months after the U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam — to discover a different city. “The aggressiveness that militaries bring to any place they go — that was all gone,” he said. A small American presence remained, mostly diplomats, advisers and aid workers but the bulk of troops had left. The war between U.S.-allied South Vietnam and communist North Vietnam was continuing, and it was still two years before the fall of Saigon to the communist forces. “There was certainly no panic or chaos — that came much later in ‘74, ‘75. But certainly it was a city with a lot of anxiety in it.” The Vietnam War was the first of many wars Gray witnessed. As AP’s Bangkok bureau chief for more than 30 years, Gray has covered wars in Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Rwanda, Kosovo, and “many, many insurgencies along the way.” “I don’t love war, I hate it,” Gray said. “(But) when there have been other conflicts, I’ve been asked to go. So, it was definitely the shaping event of my professional life.” Dedication to kids

Harry Prestanski, 65, of West Chester, Ohio, served 16 months as a Marine in Vietnam and remembers having to celebrate his 21st birthday there. He is now retired from a career in public relations and spends a lot of time as an advocate for veterans, speaking to various organizations and trying to help veterans who are looking for jobs. “The one thing I would tell those coming back today is to seek out other veterans and share their experiences,” he said. “There are so many who will work with veterans and try to help them — so many opportunities that weren’t there when we came back.” He says that even though the recent wars are different in some ways from Vietnam, those serving in any war go through some of the same experiences. “One of the most difficult things I ever had to do was to sit down with the mother of a friend of mine who didn’t come back and try to console her while outside her office there were people protesting the Vietnam War,” Prestanski said. He said the public’s response to veterans is not what it was 40 years ago and credits Vietnam veterans for helping with that. “When we served, we were viewed as part of the problem,” he said. “One thing about Vietnam veterans is that — almost to the man — we want to make sure that never happens to those serving today. We welcome them back and go out of our way to airports to wish them well when they leave.” He said some of the positive things that came out of his war service were the leadership skills and confidence he gained that helped him when he came back. “I felt like I could take on the world,” he said. Younger generation Zach Boatright’s father served 21 years in the Air Force and he spent his childhood rubbing shoulders with Vietnam vets who lived and worked on Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert, where he grew up. Yet Boatright, 27, said the war has little resonance with him. “We have a new defining moment. 9/11 is everyone’s new defining moment now,” he said of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on U.S. soil. Boatright, who was 16 when the planes struck the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, said two of his best friends are now Air Force pilots serving in Afghanistan. He decided not to pursue the military and recently graduated from Fresno State University with a degree in recreation administration. People back home are more supportive of today’s troops, Boatright said, because the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are linked in Americans’ minds with those attacks. Improved military technology and no military draft also makes the fighting seem remote to those who don’t have loved ones enlisted, he said. “Because 9/11 happened, anything since then is kind of justified. If you’re like, ‘We’re doing that because of this’ then it makes people feel better about the whole situation,” said Boatright, who’s working at a Starbucks in the Orange County suburbs while deciding whether to pursue a master’s degree in history.

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CINCINNATI ZOO & Botanical Garden Primate Team Leader Ron Evans works on paperwork as 2 month-old “Gladys,” a Western Lowland Gorilla sleeps on his back, on Wednesday in Cincinnati. Evans says “Gladys” is in good health, developing and growing quickly with loving care from 10 humans imitating a gorilla mom’s behavior.

Baby gorilla thrives with human surrogates CINCINNATI (AP) — A baby gorilla being raised temporarily by human surrogate parents is doing well — learning to roll over, sit up and getting ready to walk on all fours. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden primate specialists say “Gladys” is in good health, developing and growing quickly with loving care from 10 humans imitating a gorilla mom’s behavior. This week she began supporting herself on all fours. “The next step, she’ll be able to walk around by herself,” said Ron Evans, primate team leader. Gladys also is teething and has begun eating some cooked foods, such as sweet potatoes and carrots, besides being bottle-fed five times a day. “She’s at the age now


where she really starts growing by leaps and bounds,” Evans said. She came to Cincinnati last month from Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, after she was born there Jan. 29 to a first-time mother who showed little maternal instinct. It was decided to move her to Cincinnati’s zoo because of its extensive experience in raising gorilla babies and its availability of experienced gorilla mothers.

Human surrogates dress in black, wear furry vests and kneepads and make gorilla sounds to help prepare Gladys for the transition to a real gorilla family. They have been showing her to other gorillas and letting them touch her. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that zoo specialists think she will be ready within a few months, and there are four potential adoptive moms among their gorillas.

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“I was literally spat on in Chicago in the airport,” he said. “No one spoke out in my favor.” Reynolds said the lingering survivor’s guilt and the rude reception back home are the main reasons he spends much of his time now working with veteran’s groups to help others obtain medical benefits. He also acts as an advocate on veterans’ issues, a role that landed him a spot on the program at a 40th anceremony niversary planned for Friday in Huntsville, Ala. It took a long time for Reynolds to acknowledge his past, though. For years after the war, Reynolds said, he didn’t include his Vietnam service on his resume and rarely discussed it with anyone. “A lot of that I blocked out of my memory. I almost never talk about my Vietnam experience other than to say, ‘I was there,’ even to my family,” he said. No ill will A former North Vietnamese soldier, Ho Van Minh heard about the American combat troop withdrawal during a weekly meeting with his commanders in the battlefields of southern Vietnam. The news gave the northern forces fresh hope of victory, but the worst of the war was still to come for Minh: The 77year-old lost his right leg to a land mine while advancing on Saigon, just a month before that city fell. “The news of the withdrawal gave us more strength to fight,” Minh said Thursday, after touring a museum in the capital, Hanoi, devoted to the Vietnamese victory and home to captured American tanks and destroyed aircraft. “The U.S. left behind a weak South Vietnam army. Our spirits was so high and we all believed that Saigon would be liberated soon,” he said. Minh, who was on a two-week tour of northern Vietnam with other veterans, said he bears no ill will to the American soldiers even though much of the country was destroyed and an estimated 3 million Vietnamese died. If he met an American veteran now he says, “I would not feel angry; instead I would extend my sympathy to them because they were sent to fight in Vietnam against their will.” But on his actions, he has no regrets. “If someone comes to destroy your house, you have to stand up to fight.” A POW’s reflection Two weeks before the last U.S. troops left Vietnam, Marine Corps Capt. James H. Warner was freed from North Vietnamese confinement after nearly 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war. He said those years of forced labor and interrogation reinforced his conviction that the United States was right to confront the spread of communism. The past 40 years have proven that free enterprise is the key to prosperity, Warner said in an interview Thursday at a coffee shop near his home in Rohrersville, Md., about 60 miles from Washington. He said American ideals ultimately prevailed, even if our methods weren’t as effective as they could have been. “China has ditched socialism and gone in favor of improving their economy, and the same with Vietnam. The Berlin Wall is gone. So essentially, we

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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Good Friday, March 29, the 88th day of 2013. There are 277 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 29, 1973, the last United States combat troops left South Vietnam, ending America’s direct military involvement in the Vietnam War. In an address to the nation, President Richard Nixon declared, “For the first time in 12 years, no American military forces are in Vietnam.” On this date: • In 1613, King James I granted a charter officially designating the Irish city of Derry as “Londonderry.” • In 1638, Swedish colonists settled in present-day Delaware. • In 1790, the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler, was born in Charles City County, Va. • In 1812, the first White House wedding took place as Lucy Payne Washington, the sister of First Lady Dolley Madison, married Supreme Court Justice Thomas Todd. • In 1871, the Royal Albert Hall in London was opened by Queen Victoria. • In 1882, the Knights of Columbus was chartered in Connecticut. • In 1912, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, his doomed expedition stranded in an Antarctic blizzard after failing to be the first to reach the South Pole, wrote the last words of his journal: “For Gods sake look after our people.” • In 1943, World War II rationing of meat, fats and cheese began. • In 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. (They were executed in June 1953.) The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The King and I” opened on Broadway. • In 1962, Jack Paar hosted NBC’s “Tonight” show for the final time, although the network aired a repeat the following night. (Johnny Carson debuted as host the following October.) In 1971, Army Lt. William L. Calley Jr. was convicted of murdering 22 Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai (mee ly) massacre. (Calley ended up serving three years under house arrest.) A jury in Los Angeles recommended the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers for the 1969 TateLa Bianca murders. (The sentences were later commuted.)


Eyeballs found in trash bin KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say they are trying to determine how a medical box containing a pair of eyeballs ended up in a trash bin at a gas station in Kansas City. Police spokesman Steve Young says a worker at a Conoco station in the city’s north called police after finding the cardboard box late Wednesday. The box was labeled, “Keep refrigerated.” Young says police aren't sure if the eyes are human, or whether any crime has been committed. Surveillance video shows two men in a blue Toyota leaving the package on the trash bin. Police say no eye banks or hospitals in the area were awaiting delivery of any eyeballs. The Jackson County Medical Examiner's office is holding the package while the investigation continues.

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‘Shame on us’ Obama: If Congress forgets Newtown WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Thursday not to forget the heartbreak of the Newtown elementary school massacre and “get squishy” on tightened gun laws, though some lawmakers in his own Democratic Party remain a tough sell on an approaching Senate vote to expand purchasers’ background checks. “Shame on us if we’ve forgotten,” Obama said at the White House, standing amid 21 mothers who have lost children to shootings. “I haven’t forgotten those kids.” More than three months after 20 first-graders and six staffers were killed in Newtown, Conn., Obama urged the nation to pressure lawmakers to back what he called the best chance in over a decade to tame firearms violence. At the same time, gun control groups were staging a “Day to Demand Action” with more than 100 rallies and other events planned from Connecticut to California. This was on top of a $12 million TV ad campaign financed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that has been pressuring sena-

tors in 13 states to tighten background-check rules. But if political momentum was building after the nightmarish December shootings, it has flagged as the Senate prepares to debate gun restrictions next month. Thanks to widespread Republican resistance and a wariness by moderate Democrats from Southern and Western states — including six who are facing re-election next year — a proposed assault weapons ban seems doomed and efforts to broaden background checks and bar high capacity ammunition magazines are in question. In one statement that typifies moderate Democrats’ caution, spokesman Kevin Hall said Virginia Sen. Mark Warner is “still holding conversations with Virginia stakeholders and sorting through issues on background checks” and proposals on assault weapons and magazines. In stronger language this week, Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota said, “I do not need someone from New York City to tell me how to handle crime in our state. I know that we can go after and prosecute criminals

without the need to infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding North Dakotans.” Expanding federal background checks to private sales at gun shows and online is the gun-control effort’s centerpiece and was the focus of Obama’s remarks. The system, designed to block criminals and the mentally disturbed from getting firearms, currently applies only to transactions by licensed gun dealers. The National Rifle Association opposes the expansion, citing a threat that it could bring federal registries of gun owners, which would be illegal. The NRA says what is needed is better enforcement of the existing system, which it says criminals too easily circumvent. Democratic sponsors are sure to need 60 votes to prevail — a daunting hurdle since the party has just 53 of the Senate’s 100 seats, plus two Democratic-leaning independents. In a sign of potential trouble ahead, six Democrats backed a failed GOP proposal last week that would have required 60 votes for all future bills restricting guns.

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PHILLIP W. MAURIELLO of Watertown, Conn., (left) who is not in favor of any changes to gun laws in Connecticut speaks with Erin Nikitchyuk of Sandy Hook, Conn., right, who is for common sense regulations to reduce gun violence as they stand at a rally outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation headquarters in Newtown, Conn., Thursday. Search warrants released Thursday revealed that an arsenal of weapons including guns, more than a thousand rounds of ammunition, a bayonet and several swords was seized at Adam Lanza’s home. Lanza killed his mother, Nancy Lanza in their home before he forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn, killing 26 people.

Newtown gunman had access to huge weapons cache NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — When Adam Lanza walked out of his house for the last time, he left behind firearms and knives and more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition — taking only four guns. They would suffice. He loaded the weapons into his car, drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School, blasted his way into the building and within five minutes fired off 154 shots with a Bushmaster .223caliber rifle. Having slaughtered 20 firstgraders and six educators, he killed himself with a shot from a Glock handgun. He still had more than 100 rifle bullets at hand. Warrants released Thursday provide the most insight to date into the world of the 20year-old gunman, a recluse who played violent video games in a house packed with weaponry that was all too real. The inventory of items found in the spacious, colonial-style home included books on autism, a vast array of weapon paraphernalia and images of what appears to be a dead person covered with plastic and blood. The weapons used in the shooting had all apparently been purchased by Lanza’s mother, Nancy, with whom he lived, said prosecutor Stephen J. Sedensky III, in a statement accompanying the warrants. She was found dead in her bed; Adam Lanza had shot her the morning of the massacre, Dec. 14. Authorities also found a gun safe in his bedroom and a holiday card from Nancy Lanza containing a check made out to her son for the purchase of yet another firearm. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed incredulity over the access that the troubled young man had to a cache of weapons. “There are parts of this story that are unfathomable,” he said. “How anyone would have

maintained that household that way is difficult to understand.” Mark Barden, whose 7-year-old son, Daniel, was killed at Sandy Hook, said he was not surprised by anything revealed Thursday. “Most of this is pretty high level stuff that we were aware of already and it just reminds me of what happened, that a gunman stormed his way into an elementary school and shot to death 26 people, 20 of which were first-grade boys and girls,” Barden said. The shooting elevated gun safety to the top of President Barack Obama’s agenda; at an event in Washington on Thursday, joined by the families of four children killed at Sandy Hook, he urged lawmakers not to get “squishy” in the face of opposition to gun control. “Shame on us if we’ve forgotten,” Obama said. “I haven’t forgotten those kids.” The debate has extended to Newtown, a rural community of 27,000 people in western Connecticut that is also home to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. A protest and counter-protest were held outside the foundation’s offices Thursday. If it’s possible to determine a motive for the massacre, there may be clues in Adam Lanza’s journals, which state police seized from the house and turned over to the FBI for analysis. But authorities say that so far no conclusions have been reached. Sedensky estimated that the investigation will be finished this summer. At the Lanza house, investigators found books about autism and Asperger’s syndrome, as well as one with tabbed pages titled “Train Your Brain to Get Happy.” Adam Lanza was said to have been diagnosed with Asperger’s, an autism-like disorder that is not associated with violence. But the warrants also reveal an intense interest in weaponry and violence.

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A CHILD stands in front of a portrait of former president Nelson Mandela in a Park in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday, March. Ninty-four-yearold Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first black president, has been hit by a lung infection again and is in a hospital, the presidency said.

Mandela responds to treatment JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was back in the hospital for the third time in four months Thursday, and the 94-year-old former South African president was reported to be responding well to treatment for a chronic lung infection. South Africa’s presidency said that doctors were acting with extreme caution because of the advanced age of the antiapartheid leader, who has become increasingly frail in recent years. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was admitted just before midnight to a hospital in Pretoria, the South African capital. He has been particularly vulnerable to respiratory problems since contracting tuberculosis during his 27-year imprisonment for fighting white racist rule in his country. “The doctors advise that former President Nelson Mandela is responding positively to the treatment he is undergoing for a recurring lung infection,” the presidency said in a statement. “He remains under treatment and observation in hospital.” Mandela, who became South Africa’s first black president in 1994, is a revered figure in his homeland, which has named buildings and other places after him and uses his image on national bank notes. “I’m so sorry. I’m sad,” Obed Mokwana, a Johannesburg resident, said after hearing that Mandela was back in the hospital. “I just try to pray all the time. He must come very strong again.” In December, Mandela spent three weeks in a hospital in Pretoria, where he was treated for a lung infection and had a procedure to remove gallstones. Earlier this month, he was hospitalized overnight for what authorities said was a successful scheduled medical test. Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj, referring to Mandela by his clan name “Madiba,” said the latest stay was not for previously planned treatment. “No, this wasn’t scheduled. As you will appreciate the doctors do work with a great sense of caution when they are treating Madiba and take into account his age,” he said. “And so when they found that this lung infection had reoccurred, they decided to have him immediately hospitalized so that he can receive the best treatment.” He said there had been a global outpouring of messages expressing concern for Mandela’s health.


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• Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 548-9006. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Dear Readers: Here is Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First an update on one of my reUnited Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. c e n t c o l Saturday Morning • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge hosts a recy- u m n s cling event at the Sidney Transfer Station from 8 a b o u t how to a.m. to noon. prevent Saturday Afternoon • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North u n s o St., offers Legos at the Library program for fami- l i c i t e d lies with children 4 through fifth grade from 2 to c r e d i t Hints c a r d 3:30 p.m. a n d from Saturday Evening i n s u r• Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising ance ofHeloise bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors f e r s . open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset M a n y Heloise Cruse Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all wrote saying they were night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. concerned about some of • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club Check- the personal information mates meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy being asked, especially a Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are Social Security number welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. and date of birth. And • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday rightly so — you want to Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran be sure this private and Church, 120 W. Water St. important information is Sunday Evening safe. Yes, it is safe for you • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising to give it in this instance. bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors First, the service to opt open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset out of prescreen solicitaBingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all tions is offered by the night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. credit-reporting major • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, companies. The Federal Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Trade Commission recomChurch, 320 E. Russell Road. mends using this service to help stop this annoying Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at the Sid- mail! Here is what you do. ney Moose Lodge. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Deb Barga at You can call (888) 5OPTOUT ((888) 567492-3167. • The New Bremen Public Library Tween Book 8688) or go online to Club for children in fourth-sixth grades meets at m and register. The infor3:30 p.m. Advance registration appreciated. mation you provide is only Monday Evening • Minster Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. used to process this reat the Minster Historical Society Museum, 112 quest. You have initiated the call or online request, Fourth St., Minster. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of so you can feel comfortHope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road able giving your identifying information. They, or Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at anyone else, should not St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new mem- call you and ask for perbers are welcome. For more information, call Tom sonal financial information! The main reason to Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 ask for a Social Security p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, number is that this number is how most services New Bremen. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the locate and file your inforMoose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue mation. There may be several Ted or Tara and Russell Road. living in • A cancer support group meets at 7 p.m. in the Thomases Texas! Texarkana, Sidney First United Methodist Church library. However, if you are still Park in the lot across North Street from the public a little leery about your library and use the door off the lot. Cancer patients, survivors and caregivers are welcome. Call 492- Social Security number, you can opt out of giving 1325 for information. • Anna Civic Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at it. After dialing the phone the Anna Library. New members with new ideas alnumber, you will be ways are welcome. prompted to give your SoTuesday Morning cial Security number. Do • The Middle West District of the Ohio Music not say anything, and the Teachers Association will meet at 9:45 a.m. at Mosi- recorded message will man Hall at Bluffton University. Dr.Lucia Unrau move on to the next will speak. (419) 394-2174. prompt, for your date of • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Min- birth. Don’t say anything, ster offers storytime for children 3-5 from 10:30 to and you can move to the 11 a.m. next prompt. But, if there Tuesday Afternoon are variations of your • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at name (e.g., Mrs. Ted Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Thomas, Tara Thomas, T. Church, 120 W. Water St. Thomas or Tara T. Thomas), a Social SecuTuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group rity number will cut for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Re- through all of the confugional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference sion. Please give it a try, and Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call as always, let me hear (419) 227-3361. • PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Les- from you! How did the bians and Gays) meets at 6 p.m. in the second floor system work? — Your Heloise, aka board room of the Public Service Building on the friend, OSU/Rhodes campus, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima. Heloise Hints, Helo..ise, Heloise, H. For more information, call (419) 581-6065, email Heloise Heloise P.S.: You should see the • Asthma Awareness educational classes will be held at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, many different ways my St. Marys, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is not name is mangled on mailrequired and the class is free. For more informa- ing lists! Sometimes, tion, call Stacy Hilgefort at (419) 394-3335, ext. when ordering something via phone or online, I’ll 2004. To access the Community Calendar online, visit use initials or my dog’s, click on “Living” and nickname just to see who sells the list! then on “Calendar.”


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Batter up! While the Cincinnati Reds were busy honing their skills in the cactus league, Alex Keller (left), 10, and his brother, Aiden, 6, constructed a snowy ball player, in the classic batter stance, in their yard in southern Shelby County recently. They colored his snow hat and player number red so we know whom he plays for! It’s a good thing outfielder Shin-Soo Choo wears the same number: this No. 17 may melt before he can join the team on opening day in the Great American Ball Park Monday. The boys are the sons of Terry and Christina Keller.

Spring brings rhubarb Rhubarb softened of times right out of the finds its way 1 cup packed oven for supper in the into so many brown sugar evenings. Mom would baked goods. 1 teaspoon sprinkle sugar and cold It just adds a baking soda milk on top. We never nice, tart taste 1 teaspoon had it for breakfast unto everything. vanilla extract less it was left over. My Mom baked 1 cup all-pur- dad wouldn’t put milk with her pose flour on it; he would just eat Amish homegrown 1 cup quick- it warm. I have fixed rhubarb often, cooking rolled rhubarb shortcake for Cook and she never oats my children many Lovina Eicher had trouble 1 teaspoon times, and some like it g r o w i n g ground cinna- more than others. If we rhubarb. If you want to mon have ice cream in the start your own rhubarb Preheat the oven to freezer, they would prepatch, plant the 350 degrees F. Lightly fer that ice cream be rhubarb one year and grease a 9-inch by 13- served with it. We then use it the second inch pan and set aside. never had that choice year. I have always To make the filling: growing up. They don’t done this and always In a medium saucepan act like they care for had good luck. over low heat, cook the the milk on the You don’t use the rhubarb, water, and rhubarb like I did when rhubarb for a year so sugar until bubbling. I was younger. The chilthat you can give the Then add the corn- dren do really like plants time to develop starch and stir until rhubarb juice and jam. strong roots. I got my the cornstarch is mixed starts from a lady in throughout and the RHUBARB church and just planted mixture has thickened. SHORTCAKE a whole row of them, Add the almond flavor3 cups sour milk and every year they get ing and stir. Keep on 4 cups all-purpose fuller and spread out the stove over low heat. flour more. I plant my To make the crust: In 2 cups chopped rhubarb in full sun, be- a large bowl, combine rhubarb cause I don’t think the the shortening, sugar, 1 cup sugar plants do as well in the baking soda, vanilla, 2 teaspoons baking shade. A lot of times flour, oats, and cinna- powder people will plant them mon until the mixture 1 teaspoon baking right at the edge of forms coarse crumbs. soda their garden. We do Take half of the crumbs Pinch of salt this and also put horse and pat them into the Preheat the oven to manure around the bottom of the prepared 350 degrees F. plants in the spring, pan. In a large bowl, comwhich seems to help Remove the filling bine the soda, baking them grow. The from the heat and pour power, flour, and salt. rhubarb is one of the over the bottom crust, Then gradually add the first goodies ready to be spreading it evenly. sour milk until a really harvested in the spring, Then crumble the re- soft dough forms. and this recipe is a maining half of the Spread a layer of great way to starting crumbs evenly over the this dough in a 9-inch using it. filling. Bake until the by 13-inch cake pan, crust is golden and a and then add a thick RHUBARB toothpick inserted in layer of rhubarb. Put SQUARES the center comes out the sugar on the Filling: clean, 40 minutes. rhubarb. Put rest of the 4 cups rhubarb, cut dough on top and bake into 1/4-inch pieces When I was growing until the rhubarb is 2 cups water up, we would have tender, about 45 min1 cup granulated rhubarb shortcake a lot utes. sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring Crust: More Than Just A Cosmetic Issue 3/4 cup shortening, Pain Phlebitis

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Ross talks baseball at SCARF starts drive for spare change Kiwanis meeting place in Elk City, Okla., which reminded him of Hussey’s Restaurant in Port Jefferson. Instead of feeding the ducks, one is able to feed elk, zebras and ostriches. As a final note, Ross talked about Buckeye Valley and specifically the town of Buckeye, Ariz. According to Ross, the town was actually founded by a former Sidney resident. It is located west of Phoenix. Malin Jackson originally named the town Sidney, after his home town in Ohio, but over time, the town became known as Buckeye. There is still, however, a street named Sidney. Prior to Ross’s remarks, President Phil Warnecke called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Gary Carter and the group was lead in song by Ralph Bornhorst, accompanied by Don Tangeman on the piano. Ken Smith gave the lenten devotional. Heather Pollard led the Fun & Games activities which involved answering various trivia questions regarding the

Cincinnati Reds. Tickets for the annual Pancake Day, to be April 10, have been distributed. Perfect attendance tabs were presented to the following members: Warnecke, Karen Tennery and DiAnne Karas: three years; Pollard and Jake Romaker: four years; Phil Freytag: six years; Tom Kinninger: nine years; Mike Tangeman: 11 years; Gary Carter: 12 years; Coffield and Ray Weber: 15 years; Ken Smith: 18 years; Bornhorst and Rick Lunsford: 19 years; Lloyd Cromes: 29 years; and the late Don Fogt: 55 years. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Sidney Kiwanis meets at noon every Wednesday at the Sidney Moose Lodge. This club is always looking for new members who want to serve their community. For information, call John Coffield at 7104944.

BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN pspeelman@ Shelby The County Animal Rescue Foundation (SCARF) has announced that a fund for spare drive change will run through the month of April. Dimes for Dogs and Cats will provide support for ongoing SCARF’s funding of veterinary bills incurred by the Shelby County Animal Shelter. “Sheriff (John) Lenhart and Cami Frey do not want to put dogs down,” said Joe Laber, vice president of SCARF and music director at WMVR Hits 105.5 radio in Sidney. “(SCARF) just purchased 200 parvo and distemper shots, so every dog and cat that goes out (of the shelter) will have shots. That’s never been done before. It will keep our animal shelter healthier.” The drive will ask area residents to drop change into dog-house-shaped banks that will be on the counters of businesses from April 1 through April 30. “Change a pet’s life with your spare change” is the motto of the project. Laber said he hopes that businesses “hosting” banks will create


Recipe of the Day A delicious treat that was submitted for competition in the 2012 Shelby County Fair. PEACH PIE

Crust 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup shortening plus 2 tablespoons 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water Combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening. Mix water in. Gather dough into 2 balls. Roll balls out to fit 9-inch pie pan. Put in plate. Peach filling 5 cups sliced peaches 1 cup Splenda 1/8 cup flour-cinnamon mixture Mix items and put in pie pan. Make top crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. Lola Billiel

RECENT BIRTHS HOMAN MINSTER — Ryan and Janelle Homan, of Minster, have announced the birth of a daughter, Callie Josephine Homan, born March 16, 2013, at 5:08 p.m. in the CopelandEmerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Ron and Vicky Schulze, of Fort Loramie. Her paternal grandparents are Greg and Jane Homan, of Celina. Her great-grandparents are Vern and Margie Hilgefort, of Newport, James and Wilma Pfeffenberger, of Celina, and Lavern Schmit, of Coldwater. Her mother is the former Janelle Schulze, of Fort Loramie.

Couple plan wedding Ashley Nicole Messer and Thomas Charles Alexander II, both of Sidney, have announced their engagement and plans to marry June 1, 2013, in the Sidney First United Methodist Church. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bonita Nicodemus, of Sidney, and the late Randy Alexander/Messer Messer. She graduated from Sidney High School in 2008 and from Edison State Community College in 2012. She is employed by Wilson Care LLC. Her fiance is the son of Thomas Alexander I, of Sidney, and Shane and Mindy Davis, of Belton, Texas. For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg He is a 2008 Sidney High School graduate and SIDNEY-SHELBY County YMCA Board Development Chairman Bob Eck (left), is employed by NK Parts. of Sidney, laughs at comments by board President Kurt Barhorst, of Sidney, as Barhorst awards Eck during a recognition ceremony at the YMCA’s 45th annual meeting Tuesday. PIQUA — Kelli Ann Gates and Zachariah Everett Freeling, both of The Sidney-Shelby 20 years as both a board his many years of dedi- Piqua, have announced County YMCA hosted member and chairman cated service to the their engagement and its annual meeting of the Building and YMCA. Under his lead- plans to marry July 6, Tuesday at the Sidney Properties Committee. ership, the board re- 2013, in the Sidney First Methodist Inn. He will remain as chair- cently approved a United The event is intended man of the committee. shared services collabo- Church. The bride-to-be is the to celebrate the previous The Volunteer of the ration and finalized year, as well as recog- Year Awards honored in- plans for a capital im- daughter of Brian and nize outgoing board dividuals for their out- provement campaign to Karen Gates, of Sidney. She graduated from members, elect incoming standing service: launch next month. He board members, and Childcare, Molly Dou- was also instrumental Houston High School in Freeling/Gates honor special volunteer glas; Kinetics, Emily in leading the Y’s con- 2004. She earned a certificate in medical assisting service. Ivey; Youth, Kyoko version to a single-tier “2012 was an excit- Arakawa; Health En- membership design in from Edison Community College in 2006 and is ening, challenging and hancement, Ann Hubler; 2007, with member- rolled in the registered nursing program at Clark productive year for the Building and Property, ship’s reaching record State Community College. She is employed by the Women First Wellness Sidney-Shelby County Brian Johnson and Gary levels. YMCA. We remain hum- Heitmeyer; AdministraThe approved board Center. Her fiance is the son of Carlos Freeling, of Masbled and grateful for all tion, Will Balling and resolution for the 2013 that our friends and Jerry Vanderhorst; included Board of sillon, and Susan Jones, of Houston. He is a 2000 graduate of Houston High School members have done to Aquatics, Chad Mc- Trustees officers Presihelp support our many Clain; and Membership, dent Vanderhorst, Vice and a 2004 graduate of Ohio University, where he efforts,” said CEO Ed Linda Schrage. President Dean Weinert, earned a Bachelor of Science in recreational therThomas. New board candi- Secretary Bob Labbett, apy. He is employed by Meijer Distribution Center. Outgoing Board of dates elected to a full and Treasurer HeitTrustees President Kurt term for the class of meyer. Barhorst called the 2017 were Doug Staff accountant meeting to order, and Fortkamp and Rhonda Dawn Herrick also was the invocation for the Keister. honored with the Carpe evening was given by Barhorst was recog- Diem award, the MINSTER SUPPLY will be hosting a backyard Chuck Price, director of nized by incoming Pres- YMCA’s highest staff Call to Business. ident Vanderhorst for award. ASK THE EXPERT Barhorst recognized and thanked outgoing board members Luann th *Demonstrations on The Big Green Egg Grill! Hockaday, Josh Koltak, Christa Morris and Bob 8am-12pm Eck. Eck has notably 2379846 served concurrently for

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Dave Ross was the guest speaker at the March 21 meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Sidney. Ross recently returned from his annual baseball spring training trip in Arizona. Besides covering the Reds, Ross also kept tabs on ballplayers with local ties, Jared Hoying, of Fort Loramie, a prospect in the Texas Rangers farm system, and Corey Luebke, of Osgood. Luebke is coming off arm surgery and has not pitched in spring training, Ross said. It looks as though Hoying may start off this year in AA ball in Frisco, Texas. He is hoping for a quick jump to the AAA club in Round Rock, Texas. Ross also talked about Craig Stammen, of Versailles, now pitching for the Washington Nationals. Last year at this time, Stammen was concerned about making the team. However, earlier this year, he signed a two-year contract and is firmly entrenched in the Nationals bullpen. Always on the lookout for a good place to eat, Ross said he stopped at a


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Right now, prescription tion drug costs and help makers can sell biologic everyone in drugs — or a re- American citizens — and drugs without competiWashington is tiree whose the government — save tion from generic drug focused on fiscal name-brand money. makers. Biologics — the Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of issues — getting medication is First, we need to let vital drugs that treat religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridgour financial twice the cost of the Department of multiple sclerosis, arthriing the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the house in order. the generic ver- Health and Human Serv- tis, breast cancer and people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the governThis is somesion, we need to ices (HHS) negotiate dis- other illnesses — are esment for a redress of grievances. thing families in ensure that counts on prescription sential to countless Brown Ohio have been Ohioans have drugs for Medicare — Ohioans. Recently, I dealing with for accessible and just like the VA can do talked to a mother from reports some time. We affordable med- for veterans. If HHS had Ravenna whose 9-yearknow how to do Sherrod Brown ication. negotiating power, then old son has hemophilia U.S. Senator this. We can imFortunately, we could save taxpayers and requires biologic prove health outcomes thanks to the health law, an estimated $240 billion drugs. Thanks to the new and simultaneously save Ohio families are already over the next 10 years. health law, her son can money for our consumers saving money on preThose funds would remaintain his coverage. and for the federal govscription drug costs. Replace about 2 1/2 years of Unfortunately, however, We buried When the ernment. forms from the health sequestration’s painful the co-insurance still Marshall chaplain rose A couple of years ago, law saved nearly 180,000 cuts. Allowing HHS to places an incredible burSprack last to speak to us, Deborah, a constituent Ohio seniors a combined have parity with the VA den on her family. Saturday, and it was about from Columbus, lost her $138.5 million on their could help us avert Ensuring faster access we will miss Master Sgt. health insurance. In a prescription drug costs in painful — and unsustain- to low-cost generic biologhim. Ol’ Marsh Sprack. It 2012 alone. That means able — cuts to education, ics isn’t just the right was the cheerturned out that letter to me she exHome plained, “I have asthma. the average Ohio benefi- medical research and thing to do for patients; ful old-timer Marsh did Country things in com- My Advair costs $240 per ciary saved $774 in 2012. Medicaid. it’s also the right choice who could be Slim Randles bat that none month from an American Since 2010, Ohio seniors Next, we need to allow for our economy. If we seen each day pharmacy (without insur- have saved more than for the safe re-importawere to move from a 12walking his two tiny of us could imagine ance) compared to $56 $278 million. tion of prescription drugs. year monopoly period to dogs around the neigh- him, or anyone else, from Canada. This is When seniors are able Now is the time to have a seven-year exclusivity borhood. He always had doing. Later, we said madness.” to afford their medicaan adult conversation in period for brand-name bia smile and wave for the miracle of Marsh’s Frankly, Deborah is tions, they are more Washington about the ologics, then we could see everyone. life was that he made it right. It is madness to likely to adhere to doccost and health benefits some $3.5 billion in He was a very prihome. Now, at last, we of drug re-importation, of Medicare and Medicaid vate guy, however. We understood the reason deny Americans the right tor’s orders. That keeps them healthier and keeps importing Americansavings over a decade. all knew him, but for his slight limp. And to affordably secure the made medicines from The steps are simple. didn’t really know him, we can also understand medications they need to costs down for themlead healthier lives. But selves and Medicare. other countries. We must If we give HHS negotiatif you get my drift. a bit more why he all too often, many Prior to the law, far too recognize that affordabil- ing power, allow the safe He’d been retired for didn’t go in for the Ohioans, like Deborah, many seniors were skip- ity and accessibility can re-importation of drugs, more years than some shallow, flippant conknow the toll high preping doses or cutting pills mean the difference beand reduce the monopoly young married folks versation we practice in half because rent, heat tween patients taking a period brand-name biohere had been alive. daily. He had things he scription costs can take medication for the prelogic drug makers enjoy, And he wasn’t the kind could have said, but he on families. Whether it’s and drug costs add up a senior who falls into quickly on a retiree’s in- scribed length of time we can save an estimated of guy who needed to didn’t have to because the so-called “doughnut come. and splitting pills in half nearly $262 billion over come down to the Mule he knew them. But while the new to make them last longer. 10 years. Barn coffee shop and Well, we started out hole” coverage gap — a gap when private health law has made Finally, we need to reAnd even more imporsettle the world’s trou- on Saturday thinking Medicare Part D insurstrides, there’s more we duce the amount of time tantly, we can help save bles like the rest of us we were burying our ance no longer covers can do to reduce prescrip- that brand-name drug lives. do. He stayed home and old pal Marsh, the he walked the dogs. morning dog walker. We didn’t really But by the time that know Marshall Sprack bugler played taps, we until Saturday, really. realized that we didn’t On Saturday, as we bury him at all. His gathered to say goodcountry showed up to bye to him, the military bury him and say goodhonor guard showed up. bye. He was buried in his Marsh … thank you. dress uniform from a Two years Ohioans. The of- ings were 44 percent than three years, providwar most of us can’t reThe writer is a vetago, I began fice operates below the historical av- ing an environment for member. His medals eran newspaperman talking with within four erage. The office of CSI medical breakthroughs were on display next to and outdoorsman who constituents basic criteria: has reviewed more than in this state. the casket. The honor is a registered outfitter about the Com1.) Regula1,500 regulations and of The work of CSI is in guard carried his flag- and guide. He has writ- mon Sense Initions should fa- the recommendations addition to the solid polidraped coffin to the ten novels and nonfictiative (CSI). cilitate made 100 percent have cies promoted by the govgravesite, and other tion books based on The Common economic been implemented. In ernor and passed by the honor guards fired a rural living and he has Sense Initiative growth. total, the office saw state Legislature. This is three-volley salute to also been an awardis the brain child 2.) Regulamore than 779 business- a benefit to all Ohioans Buchy Marsh. Then the flag winning columnist for of Lt. Gov. Mary tions should be impacting rules rethat is assisting in our reports was folded carefully the largest daily news- Taylor. The core transparent and scinded or amended. state’s economic recovery. Jim Buchy into a tight triangle papers in Alaska and principle is proresponsive. This impressive record Two years later, the and presented to MarNew Mexico. He lives in viding a govern- State Representative 3.) Compliis saving Ohioans office of the Common 84th District shall’s daughter. Albuquerque. ment watchdog ance should be money, time and stress. Sense Initiative is operto ensure bureaucracy easy and inexpensive. Numbers aside, these ating under the ummakes doing business in 4.) Regulations should are policies that impact brella of the lieutenant be fair and consistent. our lives. Examples of governor with a record ETTERS TO THE EDITOR Ohio less challenging and as a result increases Following these crite- CSI’s work included alof making Ohio governjob opportunities in this ria, the office has an im- lowing an Ohio business ment friendlier to busistate. pressive record of to purchase wine at nesses. The office of the Com- helping Ohioans since wholesale prices to make If you know of a govmon Sense Initiative ex- being created less than their recipes, saving ernment rule or proceTo the editor: amines all two years ago. $2,000 on the building of dure that is costing “Amazing” is the word I would use to describe administrative rules beThe office of CSI has an average new home by Ohio business money or how I felt on Saturday, Feb. 23. This is the day I fore they are approved established a new bar updating outdated rules a loss of productivity, organized a donation day for the troops. Also and recommends for government in this as they related to Ohio please alert the office of “amazing” describes the people who generously changes. state. Agencies are filing Residential Building the Common Sense Inidonated that day. It was also amazing that the In addition, CSI exless rules, and thereby Codes, and providing in- tiative by emailing Sidney American Legion graciously allowed us amines rules already on minimizing the impact ternationally trained re- CSIOhio@governor.ohio. the use of a room at the last minute as a drop-off the books and suggests government has on busi- search doctors the ability gov or call (614) 466destination. changes on behalf of ness. In 2012, rule filto stay in Ohio for longer 3396. God said, “It is better to give than to receive,” and one of my pastors said that you don’t get rewards because of doing good deeds, but that the reward is in doing them. How true these statements are, because I was truly blessed in many ways on Feb. 23. I leave you with one last phrase that I’ve heard many times that has helped me to perseSidney, OH 45365. tinues to grow. The needs of the To the editor: vere and continue on even when things seem too Great things continue to hapPride of Sidney Marching Band Today, nearly 20 years later, hard to accomplish: “With God, all things are pen in our Sidney City Schools. are at that point where we have our beloved trailer is tired and possible.” all but outgrown our current showing her age. The exterior Martha Zimmerman paint is delaminating. If you Sidney High School Music trailer. If there was ever a good 11470 Schenk Road have noticed marching band stu- time to invest in a new trailer, Boosters dents with a white spot or stripe that time is now. A committee Bob Barnes on their crisp black uniforms, it’s has been established to accept 335 Bon Air Drive donations to raise the estimated probably because they bumped or rubbed up against the trailer. $10,000 needed for this purchase. To the editor: Chris Adams We are extending an invitaGenerally speaking, the trailer’s We would like to publicly express our grati7015 County Road 202 overall condition is deteriorating tion to past band members, partude to the Boy Scouts of Sidney and Shelby DeGraff and safety is becoming a concern. ents of current or future band County for the canned goods and nonperishable We have investigated giving her members, community members, foods collected and delivered to FISH on SaturDoug Stewart and general band enthusiasts a facelift and were advised by a day, March 16. Your efforts restocked our 1134 Ontario Court who wish to contribute to our restoration specialist that in shelves! What a tremendous donation to FISH! funds for a new trailer. We will order to put the trailer back in We are grateful for all of the time and energy Mark Deam tip-top shape, the cost would ex- gratefully accept your tax-degiven to this worthwhile project. 418 E. 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LOCAL NEWS After restriction, plead with parents about seeing boyfriend tion. Then when DR. WALthey are in a LACE: I’m a 17mood, girl good year-old bring up the who needs your subject. Tell opinion. Last them you and weekend, after your boyfriend my parents are sorry for went to bed, I breaking the snuck out of my house to meet ’Tween trust they had you. Slowly my boyfriend. It 12 & 20 in encourage them so happened Dr. Robert to give you and that my mother Wallace your boyfriend woke up with a another chance. headache and went into my bedroom to Remember, don’t rush get an aspirin at 1 a.m. things! You and your When I got home at 2:30 boyfriend are both to a.m., she was sitting in blame for the stupid bemy room waiting for me. havior, but you are more I am now grounded for a than him. You are old month, and my parents enough to accept responwill not allow me to go sibility for your actions. DR. WALLACE: We out with my boyfriend ever again. They said have a Canadian foreign that if I am caught with exchange student athim, I’ll be grounded for tending our high school. He and I are good one full year. I can accept being friends and discuss a lot grounded for one month, of things that are differbut I can’t accept that I ent in our two countries. can’t see my boyfriend One thing that really again. After all, we care caught my interest was for each other very our discussion regarding much, and it would be teen marijuana use. He very difficult for us to said teens used a lot of stay apart. Please give marijuana products in me your opinion on what Canada because the I should do. —Nameless, marijuana laws are very Vancouver, British Co- weak regarding pot. Is this a fact, or is he just lumbia. NAMELESS: Don’t trying to get me to move discuss the situation there because I enjoy with your parents until puffing marijuana? If after you are off restric- what he said is true, I

might move to Canada after I graduate from high school in a couple of weeks. —Nameless, Tacoma, Wash. NAMELESS: I suppose you will probably start packing your bags. According to a study conducted by the province of Alberta’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission, marijuana use is more widespread among Canadian teens than tobacco. The commission questioned 3,394 students in grades 7 through 12 about substance use. Among the findings, 27 percent had smoked marijuana and 16 percent had smoked cigarettes. This study also found that older teens (in grades 10-12) were almost twice as likely to try marijuana than tobacco. The survey reported that 43 percent had smoked marijuana at least once over the course of a year, in contrast to the 24 percent who had puffed on a cigarette. Marijuana is no doubt more popular than cigarettes among Alberta teenagers because Canadian law regarding its use is far less severe than U.S. law.

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Donating blood Jill Berning (left), of Sidney, and her daughter, Karena Berning, 16, give blood during a blood drive at the Senior Center Thursday. Karena’s father is Phil Berning.



Bellarmine University Bellarmine University has named students to its dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. residents Local named to the dean’s list were: Anna resident Katarzyna Krauss, a

freshman who is majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, and previously attended Anna High School. Sidney resident Beth Hull, a senior who is majoring in history, and previously attended Sidney High School. Bellarmine University is an independent Catholic university in Louisville, Ky., offering

more than 50 majors, as well as graduate degree programs, and doctoral programs in nursing, physical therapy and education. Forbes Magazine and the Princeton Review rank Bellarmine among America’s best colleges, and U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Bellarmine as a top tier university.

EMA to offer class in severe-weather response The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency, in conjunction with the National Weather Service, will host a SKYWARN class from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the Shelby County Agricultural Center, 820 Fair Road, to train area

residents to become SKYWARN storm spotters. EMA officials report tornadoes in Missouri, Alabama and in the tristate area are reminders that the threat of a tornado should be taken seriously by everyone.

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SKYWARN storm spotters include police and fire personnel, dispatchers, emergency medical service personnel, utility workers and other concerned people. Others encouraged to become weather spotters are people affiliated with hospitals, schools,

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SMHA writes off debt During a recent Shelby Metropolitan Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting, Director Judy Wells reported new computer software has been implemented and is capable of tracking all areas of management. The board approved writing off 2012 bad debt totaling $18,882. Wells explained that uncollected rents were $5,183 and uncollected rehabilitation charges were $13,698. She added that any tenant who has left owing money is linked to a national housing website and other agencies would be alerted of the debt to be repaid or establish a repayment agreement before receiving any future assistance. Wells also reported that 157 Housing Choice Voucher applications are on file, with no vouchers currently being issued due to full occupancy. She also noted staff has completed almost all work orders. Wells also said the exterior doors at Jackson Towers have been converted to meet the Sidney Fire Department’s safety requirements.

Lockington council tables speed camera issue LOCKINGTON — Following a recent court decision in which a judge ruled a speed camera ordinance in a Hamilton County village was invalid, Lockington Village Council members voted Monday night to table similar legislation. Village Clerk Vanessa Petty said council members agreed they should wait until the legal issue is settled before proceeding with a proposed local ordinance. At last month’s meeting, council gave a second reading to an ordinance to install an automated system that would take photos of speeders in the village. Optotraffic, based in Lanham, Md., has proposed setting up a camera on Piqua-Lockington Road to take photos of speeders in the area. Police Chief Mike Myers would then review the photos and violators would be cited. A company representative from the Lebanon area met recently with council. Optotraffic would set up the system at no charge to the village and would keep a portion of speeding fines, Petty said. During Monday’s meeting council members also discussed needed street repairs. Petty said Mayor Jerry Keener with contact Solicitor Jeff Beigel about funds available for the work.

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Lamb cake highlights family’s Easter BY LOLA E. BILLIEL MINSTER — For Lucille Berning, of Minster, the Easter season isn’t complete without a lamb cake. She estimates she has made 100 of them over the years, using a Wagner Ware cast iron mold her mother bought from the Sidney manufacturer more than 60 years ago. The 86-year-old Berning and the late Raymond Berning had two sons and a daughter. She now also has eight grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. She currently resides at Heritage Manor. At one time Berning worked at the former Box Factory in Minster, at Copeland Corp. in Sidney and for a short time at the local bowling alley. She also worked at Coppess Bakery in Minster and ultimately retired from Wagner’s Supermarket in Minster at age 73. Berning’s mother had a home bakery in the village, and the kids sold and delivered the goods in a little wagon they pulled around town. Every Sunday Berning’s mother made a “hot milk” cake for the family, sometimes topping it with caramel or butternut frosting. Berning always baked for the family, usually cakes and pies. Lard was used in her recipes, especially when frying chicken. During a recent visit, a nephew, Rich Bauchman, volunteered that “food was always good when cooked by Aunt Lucille.” Despite holding down a job and raising three children, Berning found time to can produce from their garden. She even raised their own sugar cane, which they had processed at a local plant to be used in baking. Berning also found time to sew for her daughter and to crochet afghans, sweaters and baby sets. Even to this day, she crochets sweaters and at the time of her interview, she was wearing a pink sweater she had made. She was in the process of crocheting another sweater f o r her

Wagner molds still used to signify ‘Lamb of God’

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LUCILLE BERNING, of Minster, displays the lamb cake she makes at Easter using a cast iron mold. She estimates she has made about 100 of them in her lifetime. roommate and this past Christmas crocheted more than 100 snowflakes to give to people at Heritage Manor. Berning said the iron lamb cake mold was passed down to her and has since been given to her son. She made the cakes for baptisms, first communions, graduations, as teacher gifts, and always for Easter Sunday. At Easter she would frost and decorate the cake and display it on a stand for all to enjoy. She always used the spice cake recipe that came with the mold from Wagner Ware and notes “everyone liked it.” Using the mold is quite a process, she said, but is obviously one she mastered over the years. The cake recipe follows. LAMB SPICE CAKE 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon baking soda a little salt 1 teaspoon each of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg 2 1/2 cups flour 1 cup nuts, chopped 1 cup raisins 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 wooden skewer and and two toothpicks Coconut for frosting and candied cherry Cream sugar, butter, and eggs. Add milk,

THIS IS a Griswold lamb mold. Griswold and Wagner of Sidney were the two main kitchen ironware manufacturers in earlier times. soda, flour, salt and spices. Mix well without beating. Fill face and ears of mold. (They must not have nuts or raisins in them.) Add the nuts and raisins chopped fine and floured, and the baking powder. Fill pan level, place toothpick in each ear and the skewer in the neck for support. Fit upper pan on and bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for one hour or more until the upper pan comes off easily. Let cool in lower pan. ICING 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2/3 cup water Whites of two eggs Boil sugar and water until it threads. Beat egg whites of two eggs stiff, pour syrup over eggs, and beat until cool. Ice cake all over and then throw on the coconut. Use raisins for eyes and pieces of candied cherry for the mouth and nose. Berning added that she ties a ribbon around the lamb’s

Wagner Cast Ware of Sidney was once a thriving business that produced many different iron and aluminum household products, including various molds. The lamb cake mold referred to in the accompanying article was made in the 1930s. Many Wagner products carried the name “Wagner Ware” on the bottom, along with “Sidney, Ohio.” While the company has gone out of business now, Wagner frying pans, pots, molds and numerous other items may be found at antique shops, auctions and flea markets. Many people collect Wager Ware. Many former Wagner employees still reside in the area. A competitor, the Griswold Company of Erie, Pa., also created molds, including those for lamb cakes. Their items may also be found at shops and markets. Both Wagner and Griswold products are frequently sold on the Internet. Various cake recipes for molds are also posted there. The Easter lamb cake had its beginnings as a traditional Eastern European dessert, brought to this country by Polish. Czech and Hungarian immigrants. The custom of making the lamb cake began more than 100 years ago. Typically the cake is in the shape of a lamb lying in repose, which symbolizes the Lamb of God, another name for Jesus Christ. Symbolically, the lamb stands as a saving sacrifice: “Lamb of God, who took away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.” In the Christian belief, Jesus was sacrificed to save humanity and is called the “Lamb of God.” During the Middle Ages people would sacrifice lambs during the Easter vigil. Nowadays, the tradition takes the form of cakes made in the shape of a lamb. neck and sometimes a bell. She also noted that canned seven-minute icing (fluffy white) works quite well if you don’t want to make a boiled icing.

Board cheers strong report card BOTKINS — Botkins Board of Education members celebrated their state report card rating and set a bidopening date for construction of the new school and a date for the groundbreaking for the building during their recent meeting. Board members celebrated the news that the school district received an “excellent” rating on the 2011-12 state report card. It was noted that the district finished 20th in the state with a performance index of 108.77. That is the highest rating that Botkins Local Schools has ever received. The value-added gain was +0.8. The board scheduled a special meeting to accept bids for the construction of the new Botkins Local Schools building. The meeting will take place on April 3. The board also approved plans for a

groundbreaking ceremony for the new school building that will be held on April 14 at 2 p.m. at 404 E. State St. The board heard that the school district has been chosen as a pilot site for the Thinkgate IIS system as part of the Race to the Top program. The board approved becoming a part of the Western Ohio Soccer League for boys and girls teams. The board recognized several students for their accomplishments, including students who qualified for the Power of the Pen regional competition: Olivia Ewry, Crystal Altstaetter, Amber Ferguson, Ali’sia Hoskins and Lillian Koenig. The Botkins High School band was recognized for earning a Superior I rating at the Ohio Music Education Association competition.

The board recognized members of the Livestock Judging Team for a second-place finish in their competition. Logan Russell placed first overall in that competition. The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Parliamentary Procedure teams were recognized for earning a gold rating and qualifying for the state competition. Team members are Casie Bergman, Heather Brown, Jessica Dietz, Caitlin Lane, Colleen Maurer, Claire McCullough, Logan Pitts, Bethany Christman, Andrea Goettemoeller, Vicki Grillot, Courtney Kohler, Becca Knoop, Erin Place, Denise Schwartz and Lindsey Schneider. Shelby Boyd was recognized for a gold rating and qualifying for the FCCLA state competition in Teach and Train. FCCLA chapter members

Brooke Bornhorst, Kaitlyn Schmerge and Mackenzie Brown were recognized in the FCCLA Chapter Showcase for a gold rating, and they will be competing in the state competition. The board approved a purchase order for a crumb rubber for the school track in the amount of $5,760 from Midwest Elastomers. The board approved personnel actions consisting of the resignation of Luanne Powell, a kindergarten teacher, and Lois Dietz, secretary, at the end of May due to retirement. The board held an executive session to discuss personnel contract status and the acquisition of land. Following the executive session, the board approved accepting a donation of land for a track from the Botkins Athletic Boosters.


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, March 30, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a social day. Enjoy schmoozing with partners and close friends. However, avoid making important decisions and commitments. Don’t volunteer for anything. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Work quietly at your own pace, preferably alone or behind the scenes. It’s a good day to seek out some peace and quiet. Avoid important decisions. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’ll enjoy schmoozing with others today, especially in group situations (classes, casual coffee klatches, meetings or large conferences). However, don’t agree to anything important. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You’re in the limelight now, especially in the eyes of bosses, parents and teachers. They’re impressed with you. Nevertheless, don’t volunteer for anything or agree to important decisions. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You want a change of scenery, which is why you feel restless today. You want adventure and something different to happen. That’s fine, but be cautious about making spontaneous decisions. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a poor day to decide how to share or divide anything important. Avoid final arrangements about inheritances, shared property and such. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You need to get more sleep. Right now, the Sun is as far away from your sign as it gets all year, and the Sun is your source of energy. (Go to bed.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Despite your desire to be more efficient and effective right now (which is a good thing), today it’s tough. Lower your expectations. Postpone important decisions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a wildly, wonderfully creative day! You’re in touch with your muse, and you’re thinking outside of the box. Don’t spend money on anything other than personal food. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Family discussions will be warm and friendly today; however, don’t agree to anything important, because you will simply have to change or backpedal. Keep things light. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your imagination is strong today, and you’re tuned to creative, intuitive ideas. Just write them down and see how they look tomorrow. They might fly, but they might not. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You’re focused on money, cash flow and earnings now. This is a good thing except for today, which is a very fuzzy, hazy day. Avoid shopping or making important decisions. Don’t spend money on anything except on personal food. YOU BORN TODAY You are a visionary with driving energy. Many of you are multitalented and can succeed in different careers. You are intense and demanding of yourself and others. Ideally, you need the freedom to pursue your own interests. You have high energy, which is often a lot for others to deal with. In your year ahead, an important choice will arise. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Eric Clapton, guitarist; Vincent van Gogh, painter; Norah Jones, singer. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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100 years

March 29, 1913 The east bound Big Four train that has been in Sidney since Tuesday morning is expected to LOCAL OUTLOOK move out about 3 o’clock this afternoon. The first train from the east since early Tuesday is expected in Sidney about 6 p.m. ——— High pressure continues to build into the region. This Mayor Duncan called means lots a meeting in the Comsun with mercial Club rooms last s l o w l y night and appointed moderating L.M. Studevant, H.R. temperaMcVay, Frank Goode t u r e s . and Mrs. Martha E a s t e r Slusser as a relief comweekend mittee to aid flood sufwill start ferers. out dry, but

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and Mrs. Carl Rueth, 617 Fair Avenue and the relocation of the publication office of Linn’s Weekly Stamp News in the building were announced today. The Rueths acquired title to the property Temperature Precipitation Sunrise/Sunset from Mr. and Mrs. by Sunday, 75 years E. Johnson, Michael High Wednesday . . . . . . . . 42 24 hours ending at 7 a.m.none Friday’s sunset . . . . 7:58 p.m. a chance of March 29, 1938 R.R. 2, who have operBrian Davis Low Wednesday. . . . . . . . . 28 Month to date . . . . . . . . . 3.23 Saturday’s sunrise . 7:23 a.m. rain will reMillard E. Hussey ated the establishment Year to date . . . . . . . . . . . 8.11 Saturday’s sunset . . 7:59 p.m. turn. At has announced that he as a restaurant for the least it won't be snow! But will be a candidate for past year and a half. there is a chance of rain or 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 snow showers for Red’s renomination as city so25 years licitor of Sidney at the opening day on Monday. temperatures, go to March 29, 1988 coming primary election Mormon officials on the Democratic from across the region ticket. Mr. Hussey has assembled National forecast outside City/Region served as solicitor for Piqua for the dedication Forecast highs for Friday, March 29 Sunny Pt. Cloudy Cloudy High | Low temps Forecast for Friday, March 29 the city for the past four of the new addition to years. the Piqua Ward building MICH. Miss Ann Billing, stu- at 475 Loy Road. OffiCleveland dent at Wittenberg Col- cials from the Church of Toledo 45° | 34° lege, Springfield, was Jesus Christ and the 52° | 28° formally initiated into Latter Day Saints inYoungstown 46° | 32° the Tau Gamma Chap- cluded Jim Chrisman, Mansfield PA. ter of Chi Omega Soror- Bishop of the ward. 50° | 28° ity last week. She was ——— also recently honored by Anna basketball star being appointed secre- Doug Fogt received a Columbus Dayton tary of the W.W.C.A. nice post-season honor 52° | 30° 50° | 28° cabinet. Miss Billing recently. Fogt was sewill be home tomorrow lected to play in the Pressure Fronts Cold Warm Stationary Low High Cincinnati evening to spend the North-South all star 55° | 28° weekend with her par- basketball game. The ents, Mr. and Mrs. E.H. 6’7” senior lead Anna Portsmouth -10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s Billing. 55° | 30° deep into the playoffs



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Hydration can affect balance DEAR DR. same problem. ROACH: My One woman had husband started seizures because having falls, and of dehydration. ended up in the My neighbor told emergency room me that dehydratwice. The second tion and falling time, the doctor are big factors in figured out what Florida. had happened. To your Most of us are He was dehyfamiliar with the good drated and was advice to drink fainting because health more water, but it of it. The doctor should follow Dr. Keith ordered a liter of with “because if Roach fluid intrayou don’t, you venously before allowing will start fainting, parhim to get out of bed. He ticularly older people.” I was told to drink water thought it would help to all day long, not to rely get this information out on his thirst, because de- to others. hydration doesn’t make Thanks for your colyou thirsty — you’re be- umn. — I.L. yond it. He has a schedANSWER: Thank ule of drinking water all you for passing on the day, and is doing well. As advice. As it starts to I tell people about this, get warmer, it is imporI’m hearing more stories tant to make sure that of others having had the your fluid intake is ap-

propriate. I think you are right that older people may not have as strong a thirst mechanism, and that keeping up water intake is important, especially if on a diuretic. I have seen the opposite problem, too — people exercising in the heat and drinking too much water, which can cause the salt level in the blood to drop dangerously low. It’s a real danger for endurance events like marathon running. Athletes learn to balance their input and output (recognizing that sweat is a major output when exercising in heat) and to have some salt in their rehydration fluids. The booklet on sodium, potassium chloride and bicarbonate explain the functions of

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March 29, 1963 Judge Raymond E. Boller Jr., who on several occasions has been openly critical of the Ohio Department of Liquor Control’s sanctioning of the “locker system” today, ruled that beer and whiskey seized in a raid January 12 at a local clubhouse legally belongs to that organization. ——— Purchase of the Town House property at 319 S. Ohio Avenue by Mr.

this year. He only other Shelby County player to play in the game was Andy Counts. The game will be played April 17th. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a pubservice to the lic community. Local history on the Internet!

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Pressure to have sex causes girl to feel relationship angst DEAR ABBY: have dated for at My boyfriend and least six months. I have been datHe says he reing for several spects my decimonths. He’s fun sion and says he and caring, and doesn’t want to we spend a lot of pressure me. I time together. still feel a little He’s different rushed. All of our from other boys I friends have had Dear have dated. We sex, but I don’t Abby can talk to each want it to be Abigail other about anyabout our horVan Buren mones in the heat thing. My only concern is our of the moment. I hate relationship physically. saying no to him. I know He makes it very clear he won’t leave me, but I that he wants to go all the feel bad for leaving him way with me. He isn’t frustrated. Would it be rude or pushy about it. I wrong to agree to having don’t want to rush into sex with him — someanything. We are both thing we both want — virgins (he does have even if I don’t know if more experience), and we’re ready for the next while I have known him step? — UNSURE IN for a long time, I don’t CANADA know him as well as I’d DEAR UNSURE: Yes, like. it would be wrong. The I want to wait until we first time you have sex it

should be because you are 100 percent sure you are ready, and he is the right person. If that’s not the case, you will be cheating yourself. And as for feeling guilty because you are leaving him frustrated — I have a solution. Socialize with him in group settings and spend less time alone together. That way there will be less frustration for him and less temptation for both of you. DEAR ABBY: I am a single mother raising a 15-year-old son. For most of his life it has just been the two of us. I now regret that I put him in bed with me when he was a baby. As he grew older, I encouraged him to sleep in his own bed, but it would last only a few nights, and then he would sneak

back into my room. I was married for three years when he was around 11, and he’d sneak into my husband’s and my bedroom after we were asleep and sleep on a couch in there. His problem is he is terrified of the dark and believes in ghosts, monsters, etc. He says he has a phobia and I believe him. I tried getting a dog for him to sleep with and night-lights, but nothing worked. If I lock him out, he lays awake all night, scared to death. I kept thinking he would grow out of this, but he hasn’t. Please help. I can’t really afford therapy, but if you think he needs it, I will try. — TROUBLED IN ARIZONA DEAR TROUBLED: Some sessions with a psy-

chologist who specializes in phobias would be the quickest way to help your son overcome his problem. And when you consult with one, I am sure the therapist will recommend that your son stay away from violent video games, and movies or television shows that feature ghosts, monsters or anything else that goes “bump” in the dark because they could only increase his fears. DEAR ABBY: I’m different from other girls. I don’t wear girly clothes. I prefer dark clothes and makeup. My mom thinks I’m strange because I dress differently. Do you think I look like a freak for not conforming, or is there nothing wrong with being different? — DIFFERENT IN WASHINGTON

DEAR DIFFERENT: I would never call you a “freak” because of your attire. It is common for young people to express their individuality by their dress, hairstyle and makeup. There is, however, a point when a person’s style choices can be limiting. My question for you would be, “Are you getting the kind of attention you WANT from presenting yourself this way?” The answer should determine how you choose to dress. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Please apply in person at: The Comfort Inn 987 East Ash St Piqua, Ohio 45356

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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 programming.

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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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We offer excellent benefits, a dynamic team environment, competitive compensation and a powerful portfolio of award winning products to help you succeed. Sales experience prefered.


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Page 16 Logan Acres Care Center is accepting applications for FULL TIME STNAs

We are looking for individuals to join our fun loving atmosphere who are highly motivated, independent, and willing to work as a team. We provide STNA class reimbursement, vacation, sick time, personal time, OPERS retirement, and health insurance with great rates.

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Licensed Practical Nurses We are looking for compassionate, dependable people who are willing to learn. Must be willing to work every other weekend.

If you are a true commission sales person, you can do no better. Call Shawn at 419-738-5000


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If interested, please apply at Logan Acres: 2739 Co. Rd. 91 Bellefontaine, Ohio No phone calls, please

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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.

Staffmark has partnered with local Miami, Shelby and Auglaize County Companies. Referral bonuses and benefits available. Apply online at or call Sidney 937-498-4131 or Troy 937-335-0118.

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To qualify for these positions you must have 2 years' experience with a clean MVR.

We reward our drivers with excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision & 401K with company contribution. In addition to that we also offer quarterly bonuses, paid holidays and vacations. To apply please contact Dennis: (419)733-0642 or email dkramer@


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

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St. Marys Avenue Apartments Most utilities paid, off street parking, appliances, NO PETS! 1 bedroom, $435 month (937)489-9921 SYCAMORE CREEK APARTMENTS

2 BEDROOM/ 1 BATH ONLY $491! (866)349-8099

GARAGE RENTAL, 63 foot x 26 foot, with 8 foot x 12 foot electric garage door, Northend Sidney, $350 Monthly, (937)492-1001 SINGLE MALE with small dog seeking efficiency apartment in Sidney. $350-$500 range, (937)638-0581.

Regional drivers needed in the Sidney, Ohio Terminal. O/O's welcome

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Drivers earn .38cents per mile for empty and loaded miles on dry freight. .40cents per mile for store runs. .42cents per mile for reefer & curtainside freight. Full Insurance package.

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For additional info call

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2 BEDROOMS, Botkins, appliances, air, laundry, patio, extra storage, no pets, $425, (937)394-7265

TELEVISION, 57" Hitachi HD with UltraVision, excellent picture, great sound, with SRS, $300, (937)778-8816. WOOD CHIPPER, DR Pro model, 16.5HP, electric start, new knife and battery, 4.5" diameter limb capacity. Works good, $1600, (937)238-2417. IGUANA, with large hutch, heating lamp, all accessories, $40, adult inquires only, (937)441-8094

JACK RUSSELL Terrier pups, 2 females, $150 each. Call (419)582-4211. OBEDIENCE CLASSES by Piqua Dog Club Starts April 8th at Piqua Armory. CGC Testing available Bring current shot records but No dogs the first night (937)773-5170

HAY, Approximately 550 bales quality hay, made without rain, $5.75 per bale, Russia, (937)295-3787


1989 SYLVAN Offshore, 21 ft, Mercrusier 130, on Shorlandr trailer, $5000 firm, can be seen south of f a i r g r o u n d s (937)681-9216 2007 HARLEY Davidson Wideglide, 12k miles, detachable windshield and saddle bags, heal rest kit, 2 seats, very clean! $9500, (937)564-6409. 2008 TOMAS Nitro 150 scooter, low miles, asking $850. Call (937)773-8768.

1996 CHEVY 3500 4X4, low mileage, 1 owner, (937)295-2473 2003 OLDSMOBILE, Silhouette Premier, limited edition, fully loaded, heated seats, 138000 K, runs great, $6500, (937)492-3450


Great gas mileage, extra clean, new tires, 129K miles, $5700 OBO (937)776-3521 or (937)684-0555

2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN-CREW Loaded, including quad seats, rear air, power sliding doors, stow & go, backup camera, new Michelin tires, black crystal pearl, approx. 69K, very good condition, $15,675. (937)216-0453

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FINAL ISSUANCE OF ADMINISTRATIVE MODIFICATION TO PERMIT-TO-INSTALL CARGILL, INCORPORATED 2400 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE, SIDNEY, OH ACTION DATE: 03/19/2013 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO.: P0111919 Administrative Modification to address the annual emission limits in PTI 05-270 and to update the control equipment. Note there is no increase or change in the type of pollutants that are being emitted. CARGILL, INCORPORATED 2400 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE, SIDNEY, OH ACTION DATE: 03/19/2013 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO.: P0112517 Cargill is requesting administrative modifications of Permits to Install (PTI) 05-7365 (issued November 1, 1995) and PTI 05-219 (issued January 20, 1978) to incorporate requirements established in a Consent Decree that was entered by the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on March 3, 2006 in United States v. Cargill, Inc. (Civil Action No. 05-2037) [referred to as the Consent Decree]. APPLICATION RECEIVED FOR AIR PERMIT BARRETT PAVING - MIAMI RIVER QUARRY 1556 MIAMI RIVER RD., SIDNEY, OH ACTION DATE: 03/20/2013 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO.: A0047205 Renewal of Aggregate Processing operations along with Storage piles & Facility’s unpaved roadways. Mar. 29 2380238

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COUNTY: SHELBY The following applications and/or verified complaints were received, and the following draft, proposed and final actions were issued, by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) last week. The complete public notice including additional instructions for submitting comments, requesting information or a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 453216. Ph: 614-644-2129 email: FINAL ISSUANCE OF PERMIT TO INSTALL CITY OF SIDNEY, WEST RUSSELL ROAD, SIDNEY, OH ACTION DATE: 03/13/2013 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: WASTEWATER IDENTIFICATION NO.: 923022 This final action not preceded by proposed action and is appealable to ERAC. Sanitary Sewer Extension for the Sidney ACLF Senior Living Facility on West Russell Rd

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WE PAY cash for your old toys, Cast Iron antiques, and collectibles! Star Wars, GI Joes, Magic the Gathering postcards, pre-1980's comics, much more, (937)606-0405.

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O/Oʼs get 80% of the line haul. 100% fuel surcharge. Fuel discount program.


ANGUS BULLS for sale, performance tested. Call: (937)209-0911 or (937)246-6374.

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

ORDINANCE A-2757 AN ORDINANCE ENACTING CHAPTER 723 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES RELATING TO PANHANDLING This Ordinance creates new Chapter 723 of the Codified Ordinances pertaining to panhandling with the city limits. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2757 as adopted by Sidney City Council on March 25, 2013 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux, City Clerk Mar. 29 2380276 ORDINANCE A-2754 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TRAFFIC CONTROL MAP ESTABLISHED BY SECTIONS 305.01 AND 305.02 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES REGARDING THE REMOVAL OF NO RIGHT TURN ON RED AT MICHIGAN STREET (SR 47) AND VANDEMARK ROADWESTBOUND TRAFFIC ONLY This Ordinance amends the Traffic Control Map to remove the No Right Turn on Red at SR 47 and Vandemark Road – westbound traffic only. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2754 as adopted by Sidney City Council on March 11, 2013 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux, City Clerk Mar. 29 2380264

ORDINANCE A-2755 AN ORDINANCE MAKING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE YEAR 2013 This Ordinance approves supplemental appropriations for the Year 2013 in the total amount of $106,643.00. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2755 as adopted by Sidney City Council on March 25, 2013 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux, City Clerk Mar. 29 2380269 ORDINANCE A-2753 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TRAFFIC CONTROL MAP ESTABLISHED BY SECTIONS 305.01 AND 305.02 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES REGARDING NO THROUGH TRUCKS SIGNS This Ordinance amends the Traffic Control Map to reflect the accurate inventory of No Through Trucks signs within the city. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2753 as adopted by Sidney City Council on March 11, 2013 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux, City Clerk Mar. 29 2380262 ORDINANCE A-2756 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 1103 AND SECTIONS 1103.112, 1107.08, 1107.17, 1111.03, 1113.03, 1115.03, 1117.03, 1119.03, 1155.99, 1309.11, 1323.01, 1323.02, 1323.03, 1323.05, 1323.08, 1323.09 AND 1323.99 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES, REGARDING PRIVATE SWIMMING POOLS This Ordinance amends multiple Sections of the Codified Ordinances regarding private swimming pool regulations. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2756 as adopted by Sidney City Council on March 25, 2013 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux, City Clerk Mar. 29

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Bucks advance to Elite 8 Ross’ late three beats Arizona LOS ANGELES (AP) — LaQuinton Ross hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2 seconds to play, and Ohio State advanced to the brink of its second straight Final Four appearance with a 73-70 victory over Arizona on Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals. Ross, the Buckeyes’ remarkable reserve, scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half for the second-seeded Buckeyes (29-7), who rallied from an early 11-point deficit and weathered the sixthseeded Wildcats’ late charge for their 11th consecutive victory since mid-February. Deshaun Thomas scored 20 points for Ohio State, and Aaron Craft added 13 before ceding the Buckeyes’ final shot to Ross. Craft hit an awfully similar 3-pointer against Iowa State last Sunday to send the Buckeyes forward. Mark Lyons’ acrobatic three-point play for the Wildcats (27-8) had tied it with 21.8 seconds left. Craft dribbled down the clock and gave it to Ross, who coolly drilled his second 3pointer and set off a wild celebration in the Ohio State section of the Arizona-dominated crowd. On Saturday, Ohio State will face the winner of the late game between underdogs Wichita State and La Salle. As the only top-eight seed left in the West, the Buckeyes will be Atlantabound with one more win. Sam Thompson added 11 points for the Buckeyes, who trailed for nearly the entire first half before pushing ahead and nursing a small lead throughout the final minutes. Lyons scored 23 points including his gutsy three-point play for the Wildcats, who rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half before falling just short of their second

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OHIO STATE'S Aaron Craft (4) drives for the basket against OHIO STATE’S Lenzelle Smith, Jr., scores against Arizona durArizona center Kaleb Tarczewski, right, during the second half ing the second half of a West Regional semifinal in the NCAA of a West Regional semifinal Thursday in Los Angeles. college basketball tournament Thursday in Los Angeles. NCAA regional final in four years. Solomon Hill added 16 points in his native Los Angeles, but the rest of Arizona combined for just 31 points on 10-for-29 shooting. After Arizona jumped out to that early 11-point lead, Ohio State gathered its game and mounted a 33-13 surge spanning halftime, taking a 53-43 lead with 11 minutes left. The Wildcats finally answered, but Ross kept the Buckeyes in front with nine consecutive points down the stretch. Craft became a tournament hero last Sunday against Iowa

State, hitting a last-second 3pointer and drawing a questionable charge moments earlier in the Buckeyes’ 78-75 win. Ross had his turn in the spotlight at Staples Center, and he didn’t flinch. The game was the second NCAA tournament meeting between Ohio State coach Thad Matta and Arizona’s Sean Miller, whose friendship goes back two decades to their time together at Miami of Ohio and Xavier. Despite losing to UCLA in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals to cap an inconsistent stretch of play, Arizona got a

No. 6 seed and blew out Belmont and Harvard in the NCAA tournament’s first weekend, reaching the regional semifinals for the 15th time. Ohio State hasn’t lost since Feb. 17, beating Indiana on the road before winning the Big Ten tournament. The Buckeyes had much more trouble than Arizona in their first two NCAA games, but they’re showing a knack for last-minute heroics at the perfect time. Arizona took the lead on its first basket, a 3-pointer from Lyons in the opening minute,

and held it throughout a slowmoving first half featuring 19 fouls. With superior ball movement and scoring balance, the Wildcats eventually pushed the margin to 31-20 on Nick Johnson’s 3-pointer with 7 minutes left in the half. Ohio State finally awoke when Craft returned to the game after sitting early with two fouls, trimming the margin to 38-34 by halftime. The Buckeyes finished the half on a 14-7 run capped by the second 3-pointer from Thomas, who scored 16 of their 34 firsthalf points with his steady allaround game.

Royals beat Reds for 24th spring win GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — If winning exhibition games means anything, Ervin Santana and the Kansas City Royals are ready for big things this season. Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez hit home runs off Matt Latos in Kansas City’s fiverun third inning, and the Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Thursday. It was the Royals major league-best 24th spring victory. Santana pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the second by getting Joey Votto to bounce to the mound to start a 1-2-3 double play. The righthander allowed two runs and seven hits with a walk in four innings. “We are ready to rumble. I just have to wait for my turn,” Santana said. “I am really excited about my performance. I have to keep throwing strikes and working hard. Everyone is very excited. There is no pressure at all.” Santana, came over from the Angels to become part of the Royals’ revamped starting rotation. Santana joins Wade Davis and James Shields as the newcomers. Holdovers Jeremy Guthrie and Luis Mendoza round out the starting five. The Royals are excited with the spring and its prospects for the season. “It’s been a great spring,” said centerfielder Lorenzo Cain, who chipped in with a run scoring triple. “I don’t think there could be anything better than the spring we had. We have to get it done when

the season starts but it builds our confidence knowing that we can play with everyone.” Gordon’s homer was his seventh of the spring, and Perez — who also doubled — hit his second, a three-run shot. Votto and Royals first baseman Billy Butler collided as Votto rounded first after hitting a ball off Ervin Santana into the left-field corner to drive in a run in the first inning. Votto was awarded second base as both men fell to the ground. “There has to be a stopping point. I’m basically letting him go by so I can trail him,” Butler said. “I’m not trying, nor do I ever try to get in his way. It is always the defender that gets the obstruction. The rule says the baserunner creates his own base path but it’s got to stop somewhere.” Latos finished the third then left the game, allowing five runs and nine hits with five strikeouts. The Reds right-hander was hit on the foot in his last start. His foot was fine but he was not feeling well. “Latos was fine,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “Before the game he was coughing. He had to get his work in. He didn’t throw the ball bad.” Shin-Soo Choo and Brandon Phillips singled off Santana to start the game in front of Votto’s tangled-up double. Ryan Hanigan doubled and scored on a single by Latos. The Reds loaded the bases but Santana got Votto to hit a one-

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KANSAS CITY Royals’ Salvador Perez, left, is tagged out by Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart in a rundown between third and home in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game on Thursday in Goodyear, Ariz. hop ground ball to the mound that resulted in a 1-2-3 double play. The Reds squandered other chances and didn’t score until minor leaguer Bryson Smith homered off Dan Wheeler in the ninth. “We should have had eight runs,” Baker said. “We left second and third twice, bases loaded. We had a lot of opportunities to break that game open. It’s got to get better

picking up those runs. It’s frustrating sometimes.” NOTES: LHP Manny Parra, who signed as a free agent with the Reds in January, is trying to make the team as its third left-hander. Parra allowed three runs on five hits in two innings. He has a 5.28 ERA for the spring. ... RHP J.J. Hoover has 18 strikeouts in nine innings, while walking two. ... Minor league RHP Loek Van Mil ap-

peared in the game for the Reds. The 28-year old native of the Netherlands is 7-foot-1 and is the tallest player in professional baseball. ... INF Cesar Izturis, trying to win a spot as a reserve with the Reds, singled in two trips. The veteran is hitting .340 for the spring. ... C Miguel Olivo was released from his minorleague contract by the Reds and he subsequently agreed to terms with Miami.


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QB Campbell eager for fresh start with Browns CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Campbell is more interested in getting off to a fresh start with his new team r a t h e r than worry a b o u t where he Campbell might fit on the Cleveland Browns’ quarterback depth chart with Brandon Weeden. “There’s nothing that’s been promised or has been said or written. But I’m going to come in and help the best way I possibly can,” Campbell said during a telephone conference call Thursday. “I’m not going to really get caught up in the speculation that might be going on.” The speculation might be tough to avoid, given that the rebuilding Browns signed the eightyear veteran to a twoyear contract this week to compete with Weeden,

who is coming off an uneven rookie season. And make no mistake, Campbell’s confident he still has what it takes to be an NFL starter. “Yeah, I still believe I can still play that position,” he said. 32-year-old The Campbell has 71 career starts split between Washington, Oakland and Chicago. And the Redskins’ 2005 firstround draft pick feels resome 16 juvenated months since being sidelined by a broken collarbone. “Last year, I spent most of my offseason rehabbing, getting my shoulder back right,” said Campbell, who spent last season with Chicago. “Having a full year and a full offseason to get back to feeling good and feeling normal, I definitely feel like I still can play at a high level.” It wasn’t lost on Campbell that the injury occurred in a game

against the Browns. “I know, how ironic is that,” Campbell asked. “That’s something I thought about when I signed.” The injury was the latest setback to what’s been an inconsistent career. It happened in his second season with Oakland, and after he helped the Raiders get off to a 5-2 start. With Campbell sidelined for the rest of the season, he eventually became expendable after Oakland acquired Carson Palmer. “It was tough because you felt like something was kind of taken from you a little bit,” Campbell said. “The only thing you can do about it is keep moving forward. You can’t let it get you down.” Campbell’s latest fresh start comes with a team that’s also in transition. Rob Chudzinski takes over as coach after spending the past

Anna and Jackson Center put the finishing touches on the winter sports season by holding awards nights to honor participants in boys and girls basketball as well as cheerleading.

Anna Three athletes earned Most Valuable Player awards in the banquet at Anna. Two were named by girls coach Jack Billing, whose team won the Division III state champi-

onship for the second time in three years. The Lady Rockets made their third straight trip to the state tournament this season. The MVPs were senior standouts Natalie Billing and Erica Huber. For the boys, the MVP was Joel Albers. The field goal percentage and rebounding awards went to Billing and Albers, the free throw percentage awards to Avery Bens-

man and Carter Bensman, the assist awards to Huber and Christian Williams, the best defensive player awards went to Huber and Carter Bensman, and the most improved awards went to Cayla Bensman and Williams. Fourth-year basketball cheerleading awards went to Courtney Littlefield, Hayley Richard and Elizabeth Wells.


went to Hannah Meyer and Alex Meyer at Jackson Center. The Tiger Awards went to Kaneta Schaub and Trey Elchert, the defensive awards to Hannah Meyer and Gavin Wildermuth, and the rebounding award to Erin Metz and Eric Ryder. For the girls, the free throw percentage award went to Meyer, and for the boys, the PerseverJackson Center ance Award went to Levi The MVP awards Winner.

Washington (ss) 11, Atlanta 2 Minnesota 7, Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 4, Detroit 1 Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 1 St. Louis 10, Washington (ss) 1 Miami 5, Boston 1 Chicago White Sox 5, Cleveland

CALENDAR High school High school sports This week SATURDAY Baseball Riverside at Sidney (2) Graham at Russia (2) Tri-Village at Houston (2) New Knoxville at Anna Softball Versailles at Covington (2) Riverside at Urbana (2) Anna at Allen East (2) Houston, Lehman at Sidney

two seasons as the Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator. And former San Diego Chargers coach Norv Turner has been hired as the Browns offensive Inv. coordinator. Track Sidney at Tipp City Relays Campbell said he’s faHouston, Botkins, Minmiliar with the type of ster,Russia, New Bremen, New Knoxville offense the Browns plan at Versailles Lady Tiger Classique MONDAY to introduce, saying it’s Baseball similar to the one he Newton at Lehman worked with in Oakland Houston at Jackson Center Russia at Botkins and his final year with Bradford at New Bremen the Redskins. Fairlawn at Anna New Knoxville at Covington Campbell is 30-41 as Ansonia at Riverside a starter. He has comVersailles at Arcanum pleted 1,328 of 2,182 caSoftball Houston at Jackson Center reer passes (61 percent) Russia at Botkins for 14,682 yards with 76 Bradford at New Bremen TDs, 52 interceptions Fairlawn at Anna Ansonia at New Knoxville and an 82.5 passer ratArcanum at Versailles ing. Boys tennis Celina at Sidney “I thought it was an St. Marys at Lehman exciting opportunity to be joining a team that’s a BASEBALL young football team,” Campbell said. “They’re Spring training trying to get things Spring Training Glance The Associated Press turned around, and AMERICAN LEAGUE that’s something I’d like W L Pct to be a part of and help Kansas City . . . . . . 24 7 .774 Baltimore . . . . . . . . 18 9 .667 in any way possible.” . . . . . . . . . . 21 11 .656 Cleveland went 5-11 Seattle. Detroit. . . . . . . . . . . 18 14 .563 last season. Oakland . . . . . . . . . 15 12 .556

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Minnesota . . . . . . . . 16 14 .533 Cleveland . . . . . . . . 16 15 .516 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . 13 13 .500 Boston . . . . . . . . . . . 15 16 .484 Tampa Bay . . . . . . . 15 16 .484 Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 17 .469 Houston. . . . . . . . . . 14 16 .467 Toronto . . . . . . . . . . 14 17 .452 New York . . . . . . . . 13 18 .419 Los Angeles . . . . . . . 9 18 .333 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pct Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . 20 15 .571 San Francisco . . . . . 15 13 .536 Colorado . . . . . . . . . 16 14 .533 St. Louis . . . . . . . . . 16 14 .533 Arizona . . . . . . . . . . 16 15 .516 Philadelphia . . . . . . 16 15 .516 New York . . . . . . . . 14 14 .500 Chicago . . . . . . . . . . 16 18 .471 San Diego . . . . . . . . 16 18 .471 Washington. . . . . . . 14 17 .452 Miami . . . . . . . . . . . 13 16 .448 Pittsburgh. . . . . . . . 13 18 .419 Milwaukee . . . . . . . 12 17 .414 Cincinnati . . . . . . . . 11 19 .367 Los Angeles. . . . . . . 11 19 .367 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Wednesday's Games

4 L.A. Angels 6, Texas 3 Oakland 6, Colorado 5 Milwaukee 9, Kansas City (ss) 1 Cincinnati 7, San Diego 3 Seattle 10, L.A. Dodgers 7 San Francisco 8, Arizona 6 N.Y. Mets 6, Houston 2 N.Y. Yankees 11, Baltimore 8 Kansas City (ss) 9, Chicago Cubs 9, tie, 10 innings Thursday's Games Atlanta 2, Houston (ss) 0 Houston (ss) 11, Detroit 4 Philadelphia 7, Toronto 2 St. Louis 1, Miami 0 Pittsburgh 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 1 Seattle 6, Chicago Cubs 4 San Diego 6, Cleveland 4 Arizona 9, Texas 3 Kansas City 8, Cincinnati 3 Milwaukee 6, Colorado 2 Friday's Games St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 1:05 p.m. Boston vs. Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Washington, 2:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Houston, 8:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Texas at San Antonio, Texas, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:40 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Saturday's Games N.Y. Mets vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 1:05 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 1:35 p.m. San Diego vs. Texas at San Antonio, Texas, 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:00 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 3:00 p.m. Seattle vs. Colorado at Salt Lake City, Utah, 3:05 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m.

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Russia school board approves personnel RUSSIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Russia Local School Board of Education addressed several personnel issues during the March meeting. The board approved employment of the following: Karen Bensman, senior class play adviser, $1,075; Larry Platfoot, bus driver (pending completion of certification requirements); Judy Goubeaux, varsity assistant softball coach, $921; Gary Fairchild, volunteer varsity softball coach; Rick Gold, Cale Marker, A.J. Bush and

Ruy Sotello, freshman baseball coaches, $50 per game. The board also approved nonrenewable of contracts for non-certificated personnel at the end of the school year, and members approved two days of unpaid leave for Cheryl Drees. Contracts with the village were approved for use of a 2012 Exmark lawnmower through Dec. 31 for $60 and for miscellaneous equipment through March 2014 for $200. Donations of $250

from Honda of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Honda Hero Program were accepted from Jeff Monnin for RCJAA Summer Baseball League and from Darryl Sherman for Russiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gifted Education Program. Superintendent Steven J. Rose updated the board on the status of the Race to the Top Granat, discussed the possible implementation of a modified block Photo provided schedule for the next school year and reviewed THE CANDIDATES for Houston prom king are (top row, l-r) Tyler Davis, son of the energy savings for Joe and Lisa Davis; Seth Clark, son of Bill and Mitzi Clark; and Justin Henry, this school year thus far. son of Shawn and Jill Henry, and queen candidates are (bottom row, l-r) Maddy Schaffner, daughter of Cheryl Schaffner and Kevin Schaffner; Aspin Crowder, daughter of Dan and Chastity Crowder; and Jenna Hooks, daughter of Scott and Tina Hooks.

Bus cleaning passed HOUSTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Hardin-Houston Board of Education called for clean buses at a recent meeting. The board approved cleaning of the bus fleet the Lockington by United Methodist Church at a rate of $135 per bus. Jerome T. Schmidt

also was hired as a bus driver for the remainder of the school year at $20.09 per hour. The board approved the memorandum of understanding with the Hardin-Houston Education Association and nonrenewed all supplemental contracts per the

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collective bargaining agreement at the conclusion of the 2012-13 contract season. The traditional early release time of 1 p.m. was approved for the last day of school, May 22. The next regular Houston juniors and board meeting will be April 15 at 7 p.m. in the seniors are set to get â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lost in Atlantisâ&#x20AC;? on media center. April 6 and have announced their court members. The Houston junior/senior prom will be held at the Oaks Club at Shelby Oaks beginning with a promenade, dinner and a dance to follow. Junior court members selected for the event are Brianna Garber, daughter of Eric and Michelle Garber; Rachel Slater, daughter of Robin and

Dance to have â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lost in Atlantisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; theme Dave Slater; Jake Braun, son of Steve and Rhonica Braun; and Evan Winner, son of Ted and Jodie Winner. Senior queen candidates are Aspin Crowder, daughter of Dan and Chastity Crowder; Jenna Hooks, daughter of Scott and Tina Hooks; Maddy Schaffner, daughter of Cheryl Schaffner and Kevin Schaffner. Senior king candidates are Seth Clark, son of Bill and Mitzi Clark; Tyler Davis, son of Joe and Lisa

Davis; and Justin Henry, son of Shawn and Jill Henry. Students attending Houstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prom will enjoy a Spot-catered meal preceding the dance, and Marc Adams of Inreality will be the disc jockey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lost in Atlantisâ&#x20AC;? will begin at 6:30 p.m., crowning of royalty will take place at 10 p.m. with the return of 2012 king and queen Brandon Ike and Allison Roeth. The dance will conclude at 10:30 p.m.

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