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April 3, 2013

Vol. 123 No. 66




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The countdown begins Levy committee prepares for August election BY MELANIE SPEICHER Renee Davis told the Sidney City Board of Education at its work session Monday night One hundred twenty-seven that there were 127 days until days and counting. the election. That’s how many days until The levy committee, she voters in the Sidney City said, has met five times since School District will cast their being formed. Her co-chairballots for a 1 percent income men are Bill Warner and Dave tax levy during the August Rose. The committee will be election. Levy Co-chairperson meeting Wednesday and

Thursday night. The steering committee will meet Thursday at which time, said Davis, she hopes subcommittees will be announced. “It’s going to take an army of us to do it,” said Davis. “We have a small platoon right now.” Davis said the committee is putting together an outline for

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INDEX Business .............................10 City, County records..........2, 9 Classified .......................14-16 Comics................................12 Fort Loramie..........................8 Hints from Heloise.................7 Horoscope ..........................12 Localife ..............................6-7 Nation/World.........................5 Obituaries ..........................3-4 Sports............................17-19 State news ............................4 ’Tween 12 and 20 .................8 Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Roach ........13

TODAY’S THOUGHT Nothing spoils a good party like a genius.” — Elsa Maxwell, American socialite (1883-1963) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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a PowerPoint presentation which will be used throughout the campaign. The committee will also be attending the PTO meetings at each school. “Bill has been working with the county auditor’s office,” said Davis. “Because of the shift in strategy of the tax money from property tax to See COUNTDOWN/Page 9

Council ponders issue of vacant houses

Monnin ends rewarding career in banking • On April 1, 1973, Mike Monnin stepped into the world of banking for the first time. Forty years later to the day, Monnin wrapped up his career in banking this week. 20

Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Pages 3-4 today: • Hubert Clay Bunch • Chris Anthony Lewis • Jack H. Tidd • Thomas J. Froning • Betty Marie Hughes • Vera Belle Fridley • Virgil Williams • Kathy S. Crawford • Clarence E. Johnnson • Cynthia G. Alspaugh • John A. Simonds


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THE LIFEFLIGHT emergency lifts off en route to transporting a driver injured in a crash at approximately 4:15 p.m. Monday on Ohio 119 west of Minster to St. Rita Medical Center in Lima. The driver, Lori Schmackers, 31, of Maria Stein, was treated and released, according to hospital officials.

Woman escapes serious injury in rollover accident MINSTER — A driver was injured when her car rolled over several times in a steep ditch on Ohio 119 approximately one mile west of Ohio 66 at 4:15 p.m. Monday. Lori Schmackers, 31, 6041 Huwer Road, Maria Stein, was taken by LifeFlight emergency helicopter to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. Hospital officials report she was

treated and released. Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report Schmackers was eastbound on Ohio 119 when her car went off the right side of the road. She then overcorrected and her car went into steep ditch, overturning multiple times before coming to rest on its top.

Schmackers was trapped inside the car until members of the Minster Area Life Squad were able to free her. Troopers report she was wearing a seatbelt. The Minster Fire Department also responded to the scene. Schmackers was cited for failure to control. Her car sustained heavy damage.

A Sidney City Council discussion Monday night on how to deal with a growing number of vacant homes in the city produced a wide variety of possible solutions, with council members concluding that more time will be needed before making any decisions on the issue. The vacant property discussion was addressed by city staff for the council work session at the request of Councilman Steve Wagner. “One of the most visible signs of a poor economy we are experiencing are the vacant homes within the city that are not being maintained in a proper manner,” Wagner said.”This will require a considerable amount of time and resources of staff in order to address the problem. While being fully aware of limited resources, including staff, we cannot kick this can down the road any longer,” Wagner said. “Property values are affected negatively when neighboring houses are visibly in a state of disrepair and yard See VACANT/Page 9

Court of Appeals rules in favor of Gilardis BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN A last-minute reversal by a U.S. Court of Appeals Friday means that the owners of Freshway Foods and Freshway Logistics, both in Sidney, won’t have to comply with federally mandated health insurance provisions until their lawsuit over that mandate is settled. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted an injunction in favor of Frank and Phil Gilardi and the two companies. The mandate was set to apply on Monday, when the companies’ health plans were to be renewed. The injunction was a reversal of the court’s ruling of March 21, when the same three judges denied the injunction. The Gilardi brothers are Catholic, and they run their companies pursuant to their faith. In January, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), an antiabortion legal group, sued the federal Health and Human Services (HHS),

Labor and Treasury departments and their leaders on behalf of the Gilardis. The lawsuit challenges part of the HHS health care act known as Obamacare. In keeping with their Catholic faith, for at least the last 10 years, the Gilardis have ensured that they do not pay for any contraceptive methods, including abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization procedures, in their employee health plan. If their employees choose to purchase such products and services with their own money, they are free to do so, according to a release posted on the ACLJ website. “We’re extremely pleased that we have obtained an injunction against the mandate, which would have, on April 1, required the Gilardis to decide whether to violate their Catholic faith or follow their Catholic faith but pay penalties to the federal government,” said Ed White, senior council at ACLJ, by phone Monday. The fines would be equal to $100 per day per full-time employee. That would be

about $39,500 per day for the two Freshway companies, or $14.4 million per year. The ACLJ had filed a motion for a preliminary injunction when they filed the lawsuit in January. The trial court denied the motion in early March. That decision was appealed and an emergency motion for an injunction was filed in the District of Columbia Court of appeals. By a vote of 2 to 1, the appeals court denied the emergency motion on March 21. ACLJ then filed an emergency request for a reconsideration of the ruling and received the order late Friday. “According to that order, the original three judges who had denied our emergency motion reconsidered their ruling and have now granted our clients an injunction pending appeal,” the website says. A tentative date for the presentation of oral arguments has been set in September. The actual date will be decided in June, before the court stops hearing oral arguments for the summer, White said.

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Police log MONDAY -8:56 p.m.: criminal damaging. Amanda Hayden, 103 E. Robinwood St., reported a window was broken at the residence. Damage was set at $100. -6:18 p.m. theft. Kyle J.B. Hockett, 734 S. Main Ave., reported the theft of a game system and game from 425 N. Miami Ave. Loss was set at $500. -2:33 p.m.: arrest. Officers arrested Greg Sims Jr., 36, no address given, on a warrant for contempt. -2:24 p.m.: roof damaged. An employee of Kerrigan, Boller, Beigel and Schneble law office, 126 N. Main Ave., reported someone got on the building roof and damaged vents. Damage was set at $500. -2:11 p.m.: arrest. Kimberly K. Bennett, 44, of West Milton, was arrested for theft after she allegedly stole merchandise valued at $888 from Walmart, 2400 Michigan St. -12:44 p.m.: theft. A 17-year-old was arrested for stealing cranberry pills valued at $10.94 from Walmart, 2400 Michigan St. -10:24 a.m.: breakin. Rodney Robinson Blake III, 2332 E. McCloskey School Road, reported someone entered his office at 322 Lane St. and stole a computer, monitor and television. Loss was set at $1,000. SUNDAY -1:10 a.m.: man charged. Chad Cutcher, 27, 20841 SidneyPlattsville Road, was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing official business in the 500 block of North Vandemark Road. -12:21 a.m.: arrest. Anita L. Gross, 31, no address given, was issued a summons for drug abuse. SATURDAY -10:35 p.m.: arrest. Joshua Elliston, 37, no address given, was arrested on a parole violation and grand jury indictment on a charge of possession of drugs. -6:04 p.m.: theft. Jeffrey E. Weaver, of Hicksville, reported the theft of a car door, eight tires and eight rims from the backyard of 230 Franklin Ave. Loss was set at $1,400. -10:10 a.m.: theft.

Walter L. Sullivan, 215 N. Pomeroy Ave., reported the theft and use of his debit card. Loss was set at $233. -7:26 a.m.: arrest. Brandon P. Whitt, 26, 4401 Dormire Road, was arrested on a warrant out of Sidney Municipal Court. FRIDAY -10:36 p.m.: assault. Misty L. King, 31, 1213 Cinnamon Ridge Lane, for assault. She allegedly assaulted Allison P. Reedy, 19, of Sidney. -9:47 p.m.: drunken driver. Officers arrested Kimberly Green, 45, 2805 Wapakoneta Ave., Lot 43, for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. -3:45 p.m.: criminal damaging. Bruce D. Roller, 106 E. Ruth St., reported someone damaged patio furniture, a shed and bird feeders at his residence. Damage was set at $165. -1:52 p.m.: arrest. Lela Jones, 39, 8583 State Route 219, Lot 216, Celina, was arrested for theft and criminal trespass following an incident at Walmart, 2400 Michigan St. Jones allegedly stole clothing value at $109. -7:47 a.m.: warrant. Officers arrested Kenneth Buckner Jr., 45, no address given, on a warrant. THURSDAY -5:12 p.m.: burglary. Dennis B. Bialecki, 1510 Spruce Ave., reported someone forced his way into his home and stole a Wii game console valued at $350. -3:20 p.m.: theft. Officers received a report of the theft of a flat-screen television valued at $300 from the Rosella Daniel residence, 2453 Apache Drive. -1:14 p.m.: arrest. Michael A. Cable, 23, no address given, was arrested for theft and a parole warrant after he allegedly stole home theater equipment valued at $520 from Walmart, 2400 Michigan Street. -1:01 p.m.: arrest. Officers arrested Casey Hughes, 30, no address given, on a warrant out of Montgomery County. -11:25 a.m.: child walking alone. A 1 1/2 year-old boy was found walking alone at the intersection of Campbell Road and Highland Avenue. The boy was returned to his mother. The report did not state whether charges would


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be filed. -8:44 a.m. theft. Tony C. Elmore, 347 Enterprise Ave., reported someone broke into his vehicle and stole a stereo and speakers valued at a total of $325. Damage to a window was set at $200. MARCH 26 -6:18 p.m.: assault. A Sidney-area resident reported being assaulted in the 800 block of McKinley Avenue. MARCH 27 -5:27 p.m.: theft. Gregory A. Fogt, 321 S. Brooklyn Ave., reported his unlocked vehicle was entered and thieves stole a laptop computer and GPS unit. Loss was set at $600.

Accidents Two drivers were injured in a four-vehicle chain-reaction crash on Ohio 47 near the Interstate 75 southbound exit ramp at 3:09 p.m. Friday. Reports state Theresa L. Ruschau, 43, 535 S. Walnut St., New Bremen, was driving on Ohio 47 when she failed to stop for stopped traffic. Her SUV stuck the rear of a car being driven by Hannah E. Bergman, 17, 1189 Perin Road, Russia, which forced the Bergman car into the rear of a car driven by Pamela S. Gill, 40, 5880 State Route 29 East. The Gill car then struck the rear of a pickup truck driven by Jason M. Stewart, 38, 60 County Road 23, Quincy. Gill and Bergman were taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital by the Sidney Rescue Squad. Ruschau was cited for an assured clear distance violation. The Bergman and Gill vehicles sustained heavy damage, while there was moderate damage to the Ruschau SUV and minor damage to the Stewart truck. • A Sidney man was cited for operating a vehicle without reasonable control following a twovehicle crash in the 1300 block of County Road 25A at 11:29 a.m. Friday. The citation was issued to Nawal F. Asfour, 76, 2427 N. Main Ave. Police reports state Asfour was driving south on County Road 25A when he lost control of his SUV. The vehicle went off the right side of the road and then came back onto the road and struck a vehicle driven by Evelyn J. Schmiesing, 56, 10990 State Route 705. The Schmiesing car was stopped in traffic when the crash occurred. Both vehicle sustained minor damage.

JUVENILE COURT The following juveniles were recently sentenced for traffic offenses in Shelby County Juvenile Court: • Jacob Blankenship, 17, Sidney, speeding, $35 fine plus costs. • Hannah Trent, 16, Sidney, speeding, $35 fine plus costs. • Ryan Wallace, 16, Sidney, operating a vehicle under the influence, $50 fine, court costs and license suspension. • Aaliyah Wise, 17, Sidney, failure to control, $35 fine plus court costs. • Amber Holscher, 17, Russia, speeding, $35 fine plus court costs. • Joseph Fuller, 17, Sidney, speeding, $35 fine, court costs and license suspension. • Meg Westerheide, 17, Fort Loramie, speeding, $35 fine plus court costs.

• Brianne C. Barnes, 18, 624 Fourth Ave., was cited for a starting and backing violation after she backed her car out of her driveway into the path of a car being driven north on Fourth Avenue by Lisa A. Meiners, 52, 219 Bon Air Drive, at 3:47 p.m. Saturday. The Barnes car sustained minor damage and there was moderate damage to the Meiners car. • Carlos G. Rogers, 37, 211 Maple St., was cited for failure to control after the bus he was driving stuck another vehicle in the 400 block of East Poplar Street at 11:54 a.m. Friday. Reports state Rogers pulled to the curb and thought he put the bus owned by Safe Haven Inc., Piqua, in park. However, as he released the brake, the car traveled forward and struck a parked car owned by Elizabeth M. Wimer, 413 E. Poplar St. None of the three passengers on the bus were injured. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. • Andrew Goffena, 23, 2234 Westminster Drive, suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle accident on Wapakoneta Avenue at Ohio Avenue at 3:16 p.m. Thursday. Reports state Goffena was riding his motorcycle south on Wapakoneta Avenue approaching the bend into Ohio Avenue when the rear tire kicked out and caused the cycle to crash. Goffena was cited for failure to control. The cycle sustained minor damage.

• No injuries were reported in a three-vehicle crash on Ohio 47 at the Interstate 75 bridge at 6:51 a.m. on March 26. Reports state Michael Ganger, 53, 519 W. North St., was driving west on Ohio 47 when he slowed down and his car was struck from the rear by a car driven by Felicia Smith, 21, 2954 Jonathan Drive. Smith’s car slid on ice before impact. A car driven by Stacy R. Keith, 40, 9760 Pasco-Montra Road, also slid on the icy street and struck the Smith car. No citations were issued. All three vehicles sustained minor damage. • Shirley A. Hess, 58, 632 Folkerth Ave., Lot 45, was cited for driving without reasonable control after a two-vehicle crash at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. Offices report Hess made a right turn from Michigan Street onto Highland Avenue when her car struck a van being driven north on Highland Avenue by Misty M. Johnson, 36, 731 N. Buckeye Ave. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. • Officers cited Bambi D. McClure, 21, 12635 Kirkwood Road, for improper backing following a two-vehicle accident in the 600 block of South Ohio Avenue at 4:19 a.m. March 26. McClure reportedly backed from a parking space into the front of a parked SUV owned by Kathy Bray, 847 E. Court St. McClure then pulled from the scene on South Ohio Avenue. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. • Police report Pamela

L. Macy, 32, 427 N. Miami Ave., was driving north on St. Marys Road at 6:37 a.m. March 26, when she lost control of her car on the icy roadway. The car came to rest on its right side on the guardrail. Macy was cited for failure to control. Her car sustained minor damage.

Fire, rescue TUESDAY -6:07 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 3000 block of Cisco Road. MONDAY -11:53 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 200 block of Doorley Road. -2:24 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 600 block of East Avenue. -1:18 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of North Ohio Avenue. -1:15 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 800 block of Park Street. -11:19 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 600 block of Folkerth Avenue. -8:59 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1600 block of Michigan Street. -7:34 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of West Pinehurst St. SUNDAY -9:33 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 700 block of South Miami Avenue. -8:44 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 800 block of Park Street. -8:24 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of West Russell Road.

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DEATH NOTICES Kathy S. Crawford, 63, of 510 Buckeye Ave., passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4:50 a.m. at the Sidney Care Center. Private graveside services were held at the Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys. arrangeFuneral ments are in care of the Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney.

Clarence E. Johnson PIQUA — Clarence E. Johnson, 69, of Piqua, died at 9:10 am Sunday, March 31,2013, at Heartland Nursing Home of Piqua. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled through the Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua.

Cynthia G. Alspaugh PIQUA — Cynthia G. Alspaugh, 61, of Piqua, died at 2 a.m. Monday April 1, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Troy. A service to honor her life will be held Saturday at the Living Word Christian Fellowship Center. Her family is being served through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua.

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Virgil Williams Virgil Williams, 68, of 230 Jefferson St., Apt. 60, passed away at 4:30 a. Friday, March 29, 2013, at his residence. A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Pearl Cemetery. Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney, was in charge of arrangements.

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Tidd, of Anna, and Ronnie and Barbara Tidd, of Elizabeth City, N.C. Jack graduated from Jackson Center High School in 1956. He served in the U.S Navy on the USS Little Rock as a Radio Man 3rd Class from September 1957 to September 1961. Jack was a plant manager at American Trim retiring in April 2001. He was a member of St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church- Jackson Township, Indian Lake Moose Lodge and Jackson Center American Legion. Jack enjoyed hunting and fishing. Family and friends will always remember Jack’s “signature smile and infectious laugh.” Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday April 5, 2013, at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Jackson Township, with Pastor Shannon Vogelezang officiating. Burial is to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lutheran Jacob’s Church-Jackson Township or Wilson Home Health and Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at


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News), where she retired. She was a charter member of the Women of the Moose, and a member of the United Anna Methodist Church. In keeping with Vera’s wishes, her body will be cremated. A celebration of life will be held Friday, April 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Anna United Methodist Church, 201 W North St, Anna, with the Rev. Randy Locker officiating. Interment will follow at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney. Memorials may be made to Anna United Methodist Church and State of the Heart Hospice, 230 W Main St, Coldwater, OH 45828 in memory of Vera Belle Fridley. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Fridley family at the funeral home’s w e b s i t e ,


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Vera Belle Fridley, 94, residing at The Gardens of Celina, formerly of Sidney, went to her heavenly home on Monday, April 1, 2013, at 4:30 a.m. She was born on July 26, 1918, in Oran, Ohio, the daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Mills) Stump. On Aug. 15, 1941, she married Carl J. “Red” Fridley who preceded her in death Oct. 17, 1986. She is survived by two children, Dr. John C. Fridley and wife, Marlene, of New Baden, Ill., and Nancy Heppeard and husband, Larry, of Celina; seven grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roscoe, Robert and Claude Stump, and five sisters, Mary Keistter, Dorothy English, Helen Sledge, Elenore Edwards and Ruth Doseck. Mrs. Fridley graduated from Sidney High School in 1937. She served as a nurse’s aide during World War II. For many years she worked at the Stolle Corp.. She later owned “The Chatterbox” restaurant, and then became a proofreader for the Amos Press (Sidney Daily

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MONTRA — Jack H. Tidd, 74, of Montra, passed away on Easter Sunday evening, March 31, 2013, after a very courageous battle with cancer at home surrounded by his family. Jack was born on May 15, 1938, in Jackson Center, the son of the late Robert and Violet (Miller) Tidd. On Dec. 1, 1962, he married Margaret E. Schumann. During their 50 years of marriage they had many great memories of traveling and spending time with family and friends. Jack is survived by one daughter, Gina (Randy) Pence, of Jackson Center; two sons, Todd (Sandra) Tidd, of Montra and Jon (Wendy) Tidd, of Fishers, Ind.; five grandchildren, Tyler Pence, of Wapakoneta, Tiffani Pence, of Columbus, Alyse (Taylor) McMurtrey, of Noblesville, Ind., Shelbi Tidd, of Fishers, Ind., and Jackie Tidd of Montra. Also surviving are six sisters and four brothers-in-law, Gloria and the late LeRoy Manger, of Botkins, Cynthia and Larry Judy, and Sue and Ray Davis, all of Jackson Center, Karen Levi, of Tipp City, Deb Gates, of Port Jefferson, and Tammy and Lloyd Stephens, of Fort Loramie; and four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Robert and Barbara Tidd, of New Baltimore, Mich., Rick and Judy Tidd, of Dayton, Paul

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Thomas J. Froning NEW BREMEN — Thomas J. Froning, 95, of Elmwood of New forBremen, merly of Second Street, Minster, died at 6:18 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Minster, to the late Bernard and Philomena M. (Droesch) Froning. He married Bernadine F. Poeppelman on Jan 19, 1946, in Minster. She preceded him in death on Feb. 18, 1993. He is survived by three daughters, Kathryn and John Andrews, of Warrenton, Va., Elizabeth and Douglas Betz, of Bellbrook and Sarah and Ken Sommer, of Minster; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandchild and brothers and sisters, Sylvester and Florence Froning, Cletus and Sophia Froning, Bertilla and Raymond Oliger, Wilbur and Hildegard Froning, Rita and George Daugherty, infant brother Benedict and sister-inlaw Loretta Froning. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, where he was a member of the

Men’s Choir for 68 years. He was a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps as A Tech Sergeant from 1942 until his honorable discharge in 1945. He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW, F.O.E. 1391, the Minster Civic Association, T.P.A. and the Cataract Fire Company, all of Minster. He was retired from Post Printing, Minster, after 38 years of service. Tom enjoyed singing traveling and refinishing furniture. He also loved his Sunday drives listening to music. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Rev. Rick the Nieberding celebrant. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4 and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 5. Memorials may be made to Williams Syndrome Association and St. Augustine Men’s Choir. Condolences may be made at

Betty Marie Hughes Betty Marie Hughes, 88, formerly of Sidney, passed away at Koester the Pavilion, Troy, on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at 6:02 p.m. after an extended illness. She was born on June 5, 1924, in Sidney, the daughter of Edward and Erma (Starrett) Kupper and they preceded her in death. She was married to Walter Hughes on Jan. 1, 1946, and he passed away in 1986. She is survived by a daughter, Janet Richards and husband, Ron, of Sidney; three sons, Timothy Hughes and wife, Mary Ellen, of Sidney, Michael Hughes and wife, Joyce E., of Sidney and Fred Hughes and wife, Mary L., of Grapevine, Texas; two sisters, Marilyn Kloeker, of Sidney and Martha Counts, of Sidney and one brother, Robert Kupper, of Sidney; 10 grandchildren, Shawn Wesbecher, Gene Hoover, Matt Hoover, Bradley Richards, Angela Richards, Jason Hughes, Christopher Hughes, Joey Hughes, Timothy Hughes Jr. and Jacob Hughes; and 10 great-


grandchildren. One brother, Don Kupper, and one infant brother, Edward Eugene Kupper, are deceased. She was a 1942 graduate of Angels Holy School in Sidney. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney, with the Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Thursday, April 4, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 South Ohio Ave., Sidney, OH 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Hughes family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s website at:


Osgood • On Saturday, Bill Corfield will be playing at the Osgood American Legion. He will play square-dancing music. The dance will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. • The Osgood recycling collection will be Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Items should be

tied up, in paper bags, or in cardboard boxes that are easy to handle. Cancellations will be aired on WCSM 96.7 FM or call Jude, (419) 5822554. • The Osgood Rescue Squad will hold its benefit April 20 at the Spur, with raffle tickets available from any member. More details will be announced later.


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OBITUARIES John A. Simonds HAMILTON, Mont. — John A. Simonds, 83 of Hamilton, Mont., passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Great Falls, Mont. John was born in Beloit, Wisc., the son of Lester H. and Mabel L. (Obright) Simonds and graduated from Beloit High School, Beloit, Wisc. He served in the United States Air Force for six years, which took him to Germany, North Africa, Ohio, Okinawa, South Dakota and Washington, serving as a radio operator and later as a load master. Another 14 years was spent in the Air Force Reserves with duties in South American countries — Panama, San Salvadore, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. He honorably retired at the rank of Master Sergeant on Dec. 15, 1977. He was united in marriage with Gladys L. Heiland and they lived in Rapid City, S.D. and Reardan, Wash., before returning to make their home in Anna, Ohio, until August 1990, when they moved across the country to Hamilton, Mont. and lived there up to this time. They were the parents of four children: Carol Elaine, John David, Mark Allen and James Aaron, who were all born and grew up in Anna. Two of the children are deceased, Mark Simonds and Carol Blackwelder. Surviving are his wife, Gladys; sons, John D. (Marion) and James A. (Michelle) and son-inlaw, Gerald Blackwelder; grandchildren, Stacey Blackwelder, Curtis Simonds, Jennifer Birkeland, Stephanie Yuhas, Bradley and Jessica Simonds, Matthew and Heather Simonds; five great-grandchildren, Easton Peterson, Bradley A. Simonds Jr., Jadelyn Simonds, Marcus Simonds (deceased), Lainie Jo Birkeland and Eliza Yuhas; and a sister, Marilyn Martin (deceased). He graduated from Coyne Electronics School in Chicago in 1955, which was in conjunction with his Air

Force specialty of radio operator. He owned and operated “Anna Television Service and Repair.” He was also a gauge technician for the Ford Motor Co. Engine Plant, Lima, for 30 years, retiring April 1, 1987. John is a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Botkins, where he served for a time on the church council and as a deacon, and currently attended Grace Lutheran Church in Hamilton, Mont. He was a Boy Scout leader during the time his sons were members of that organization. John was a major in the Civil Air Patrol in Piqua, where he was a licensed pilot for Search and Rescue missions; a life member of the American Legion Post 47, Hamilton, Mont.; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6697, Darby, Mont.; Air Force Sergeants Association; and Non-Commissioned Officer’s Association. He was also a member of the Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society and the Bitterroot Amateur Radio Club, Hamilton, Mont.; Bitterroot Historical Sohelping Pete ciety Samuelvich with the preservation of military history. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Grace Lutheran Church in Hamilton. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton with military honors presented by the U.S. Air Force, Hamilton American Legion and the Marine Corps League — Bitterroot Detachment. Arrangements are under the care of the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton. Condolences for the family may be left at m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Grace Lutheran Church 275 Hattie Ln., Hamilton, MT 59840 or the Hamilton American Legion Post 47, 322 S. 2nd St. Hamilton, MT 59840.

Hubert Clay Bunch Hubert Clay Bunch, 88, of Sidney, passed away Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Center, Sidney. He was born April 1, 1924 in Middleburg, Ky., to the late Wimer and Ellen Bunch. He would have celebrated his 89th birthday on Monday. Hubert was married on Aug. 31, 1944, to Grace Audrey Wilson and enjoyed 68 years of marriage. Together they had four children, Ellen and Larry Leonard, of Sidney, Mary and Duane Buckenroth, of Yorktown, Ind., Nona and Butch Weidner, of Sidney and Eunice Fay Bunch, who is deceased. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Chris Rhonda Leonard, Leonard, Vonda and Steve Sarver, Aric Leonard, Kim and Derek Saylor, Sherri Chris Brown, and Michael and Misty Reier and Michelle and Eric Garber; 15 greatgrandchildren; and nine g r e a t - g r e a t grandchildren.

reHubert tired from Copeland Corp. after 35 years as an electrician and maintenance. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but mostly his family and friends, reunions and all the special times the family would get together and eat. Sadly we all will miss his part of our family foundation. The foundation has been weakened but we know he will be joined by multiple family and friends in watching over us. We love you. Graveside services will be held at noon Friday, April 5, 2013, at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Pleasant View, Ky. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Adams Funeral 1401 Fair Home, Road, Sidney. Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, has been entrusted with all funeral arrangements. Online memories may be expressed to the family at

Chris Anthony Lewis B E L L E FONTAINE — Chris Anthony Lewis, 49, of Bellefontaine, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013. He was born on April 2, 1963, in Pomeroy, to Larry Lewis of Bellefontaine and Ruth Ann (Horak) Barga, of Sidney. His brother, Kevin D. Lewis, preceded him in death. He is also survived by his stepmother, Kate Lewis, of Bellefontaine; stepfather, Jerry Barga, of Sidney; his children, Aaron Christopher Lewis, of Russells Point and Braden Lewis and Erica Lewis, both of Bellefontaine; brother, D. Scott (Carmen) Lewis, of Highland, Calif.; sisters, Lisa (John) Thompson, of San Diego, Calif. and Anne Lewis, of Urbana; stepsister, Angie a Bruce; stepbrothers, Travis Teets, Dennis Barga, Richard Barga, Bill Barga, Jaime Barga and John Barga; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Chris was a 1981 Indian Lake High School graduate and worked at Honda of America, Marysville. He was a member of the TroBass phy Masters Association and enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, music and playing the drums. The Rev. Mike Sandlin and Monsignor Donald E. Horak, Chris’ uncle, will officiate at an 11: a.m.funeral service on Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine where friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 on Thursday, April 4, 2013. Burial will be in the Bellefontaine Cemetery. Chris was active in the Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group and the family has requested that memorial contribution be made to them in Chris’ name. Condolences may be expressed at

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State files notice of compliance with lake order COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s natural resources agency said Tuesday it met the second of two court-ordered deadlines to speed up compensation to landowners for losses from flooding near Ohio’s largest inland lake. At issue is how fast the Department of Natural Resources has responded to an order by the Ohio Supreme Court to compensate 87 landowners near Grand Lake St. Marys, a 20square-mile lake beDayton and tween Toledo. The agency met an April deadline for filing lawsuits to take the owners’ property, a necessary step that triggers the action needed for the state to compensate the landowners, according to a Natural Resources court filing. The state said in February it met a deadline to complete remaining

appraisals on properties. The state has argued that some property owners’ land lies outside a flood elevation line and isn’t eligible for compensation. But of those that are within the line, the state has made fair settlement offers, the natural resources agency said Tuesday.

Natural Resources director James Zehringer defended the agency’s “careful and thoughtful approach,” which he said protected Ohio taxpayers. Paying “for land that doesn’t flood, and paying too much for flooding not caused by the spillway modifications, is simply

taxpayers’ wasting money,” Zehringer said in a statement. The state also blamed attorneys representing property owners for their own delays, saying multiple requests to delay court hearings set back the next case to be settled by four months.

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death sentence should be commuted because genuine doubts exist whether he even committed a capital offense.” Smith, 46, was never charged with rape, meaning the jury’s only choice was to convict or acquit him of aggravated murder, his attorneys say. However, rape was included in the indictment against Smith as one of the factors making him eligible for the death penalty.

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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, April 3, the 93rd day of 2013. There are 272 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 3, 1973, the first handheld portable telephone was demonstrated for reporters on a New York City street corner as Motorola executive Martin Cooper contacted Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs using a Motorola device that, according to an AP story, looked like “a small, domesticated version of military walkie-talkies” and weighed less than three pounds. On this date: • In 1776, George Washington received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard College. • In 1860, the legendary Pony Express began carrying mail between St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif. (The delivery system lasted only 18 months before giving way to the transcontinental telegraph.) • In 1869, Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16, premiered in Copenhagen. • In 1882, outlaw Jesse James was shot to death in St. Joseph, Mo., by Robert Ford, a member of James’ gang. • In 1913, British suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst was sentenced to three years in jail for inciting supporters to bomb the home of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, David Lloyd George. (Pankhurst, known for staging hunger strikes in prison, was repeatedly released and reincarcerated, serving roughly 30 days total behind bars.) • In 1936, Bruno Hauptmann was electrocuted in Trenton, N.J. for the kidnap-murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. • In 1942, during World War II, Japanese forces began their final assault on Bataan against American and Filipino troops who surrendered six days later; the capitulation was followed by the notorious Bataan Death March. In 1946, Lt. Gen. Masaharu Homma, the Japanese commander held responsible for the Bataan Death March, was executed by firing squad outside Manila. • In 1968, the day before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “mountaintop” speech to a rally of striking sanitation workers.


Egg hunt turns violent SEATTLE (AP) — One of usually peaceful springtime rituals of childhood — the Easter egg hunt — turned nasty at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Blame the moms. A statement on the Seattle Police Department blotter Monday says the “hard-boiled tale” began Sunday afternoon, “when one woman reportedly pushed a child aside as her own child was scrambling toward some brightly colored eggs.” Police say the two mothers began fighting and had to be separated three or four times. The fisticuffs left one woman with a bloody nose. Only one mother was still there when officers arrived. She said she wasn’t interested in pursuing charges against her attacker. As the release puts it, that left officers without “any info that could crack the case.”

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U.N. adopts arms trade treaty UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade Tuesday, after a more than decadelong campaign to keep weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists, warlords, organized crime figures and human rights violators. Loud cheers erupted in the assembly chamber as the electronic board flashed the final vote: 154 in favor, 3 against and 23 abstentions. “This is a victory for the world’s people,”

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. “The Arms Trade Treaty will make it more difficult for deadly weapons to be diverted into the illicit market. … It will be a powerful new tool in our efforts to prevent grave human rights abuses or violations of international humanitarian law.” The United States, the world’s biggest arms exporter, voted yes. Iran, North Korea and Syria — all facing arms embargoes — cast the only no votes. They argued, among other things, that the agreement favors major arms suppliers like the U.S. over importers that

need weapons for self-defense. Russia and China, which are also major arms exporters, abstained along with India and Indonesia, while nuclear-armed Pakistan voted in favor. Many Arab countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Qatar, abstained, while Lebanon voted yes. Never before has there been a treaty regulating the global arms trade, which is estimated to be worth $60 billion today and which Amnesty International predicts will exceed $100 billion in the next four years.

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A U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter jet (center) lands on the runway during their military exercise at the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday. North Korea vowed Tuesday to restart a nuclear reactor that can

make one bomb’s worth of plutonium a year, escalating tensions already raised by near daily warlike threats against the United States and South Korea.

North Korea vows to restart nuclear facilities SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Tuesday it will restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons material, in what outsiders see as its latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears of war. A spokesman for the North’s General Department of Atomic Energy said scientists will quickly begin “readjusting and restarting” the facilities at its main Nyongbyon nuclear complex, including the plutonium reactor and a uranium enrichment plant. Both could produce fuel for nuclear weapons. The reactor began operations in 1986 but was shut down as part of international nuclear disarmament talks in 2007 that have since stalled. North Korea said work to restart the facilities would begin “without delay.” Experts estimate it could take anywhere from three months to a year to reactivate the reactor. The nuclear vows and a rising tide of threats in recent weeks are seen as efforts by the North to force disarmament-for-aid talks with Washington and to increase domestic loyalty to young North Korean leader Kim

Jong Un by portraying him as a powerful military commander. Tuesday’s announcement underscores concerns about North Korea’s timetable for building a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach the United States, although it is still believed to be years away from developing that technology. The U.S. called for North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions, saying it would be “extremely alarming” if Pyongyang follows through on a vow to restart its plutonium reactor. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the U.S. is taking steps to ensure it has the capacity to defend itself and its allies, and that President Barack Obama is being updated regularly. “The entire national security team is focused on it,” Carney said. But Carney noted that a string of threats from North Korea toward the U.S. and South Korea so far have not been backed up by action, calling the threats part of a counterproductive pattern. He called on Russia and China, two countries he said have influence on North Korea, to use that influence to persuade the North to change course.

Kerry warns NKorea on ‘reckless’ provocations WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday warned North Korea to halt a recent spate of rhetoric and actions, calling them provocative, dangerous and reckless. He also vowed that the United States would defend itself and its allies South Korea and Japan from North Korean threats. Kerry’s comments came after North Korea ratcheted up an almost daily string of threats toward the three nations with an announcement that it would revive a long-dormant nuclear reactor and ramp up production of atomic weapons material. Speaking to reporters at a joint news conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, Kerry said the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK, knows that the U.S. is fully prepared and capable of defending itself and its allies. “The bottom line, very simply, is that what Kim JongUn has been choosing to do is provocative, it is dangerous, reckless, and the United States will not accept the DPRK as a nuclear state,” Kerry said, referring to North Korea’s young new leader. A North Korean official said the country would quickly begin “readjusting and restarting” the facilities at its main Nyongbyon nuclear complex, including the plutonium reactor and a uranium enrichment plant. It had been shuttered as part of international nuclear disarmament talks in 2007 that have since stalled. Kerry said such a step would be “a direct violation” of North Korea’s international commitments and a “very serious step.” “It would be a provocative act and completely contrary to the road we have traveled for all these years,” he said.

Obamacare credits could trigger surprise tax bills WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don’t accurately project their income. President Barack Obama’s new health care law will offer subsidies to help people buy private health insurance on state-based exchanges, if they don’t already get coverage through their employers. The subsidies are based on income. The lower your income, the bigger the subsidy. But the government doesn’t know how much money you’re going to make next year. And when you apply for the subsidy, this fall, it won’t even know how much you’re making this year. So, unless you tell the government otherwise, it will rely on the best information it has: your 2012 tax return, filed this spring. What happens if you or your spouse gets a raise and

your family income goes up in 2014? You could end up with a bigger subsidy than you are entitled to. If that happens, the law says you have to pay back at least part of the money when you file your tax return in the spring of 2015. That could result in smaller tax refunds or surprise tax bills for millions of middle-income families. “That’s scary,” says Joan Baird of Springfield, Va. “I had no idea, and I work in health care.” Baird, a health care information management worker, is far from alone. Health care providers, advocates and tax experts say the vast majority of Americans know very little about the new health care law, let alone the kind of detailed information many will need to navigate its system of subsidies and penalties. “They know it’s out there,” said Mark Cummings, who manages the H&R Block of-

fice where Baird was getting her own taxes done. “But in general, they don’t know anything about it.” A draft of the application for insurance asks people to project their 2014 income if their current income is not steady or if they expect it to change. The application runs 15 pages for a three-person family, but nowhere does it warn people that they may have to repay part of the subsidy if their income increases. “I think this will be the hardest thing for members of the public to understand because it is a novel aspect of this tax credit,” said Catherine Livingston, who recently served as health care counsel for the Internal Revenue Service. “I can’t think of what else they do in the tax system currently that works that way.” Livingston is now a partner in the Washington office of the law firm Jones Day.

Customers pack gun stores NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Customers packed gun stores around Connecticut on Tuesday ahead of a vote expected to bring sweeping changes to the state’s gun control laws, including a ban on the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown shooting and a new classification for more than 100 types of guns as banned assault weapons. Lawmakers have touted the legislation expected to pass the General Assembly on Wednesday as the toughest in the country. Some measures would take effect right away, including the expansion of the state’s assault weapons ban, universal background checks for all firearms sales, and a ban on the sale or purchase of ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The bill also addresses mental health and school security measures in response to the massacre. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, supports the bill and could sign it into law as soon as Wednesday night.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dancing stars raise $43,599


This Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • Baby time for children 3 1/2 and younger and their mothers is at the A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie at 6:30 p.m. • The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center in the lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. Dixie Highway, Troy. The group will provide information and support to ostomates and their families. For more information, call (937) 4404706. • Stokes Lodge 305, Free and Accepted Masons, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Lodge, Port Jefferson. All Master Masons are welcome.

Thursday Morning • Upper Valley Medical Center hosts a Mom and Baby Get Together group from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Farm House on the center campus. The meeting is facilitated by the lactation department. The group offers the opportunity to meet with other moms, share about being a new mother and learn about breastfeeding and the baby. For information, call (937) 440-4906. • New Bremen Public Library will host Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Registration required.

Thursday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • Shelby County Toastmasters meets at noon at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Ed Trudeau at 498-3433 or or visit the website at

Thursday Evening • The New Knoxville Public Library Book Club meets at the library at 6 p.m. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St. • Minster Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Old Minster Council Chambers, Minster. • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street meets at 7:30 p.m.

Friday Morning • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

The Shelby County CASA/GAL (Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem) program held its fourth fundraising annual event, “Dancing With Our Stars!,” on March 23 at the Palazzo in Botkins. The event profited $43,599.01, which was more than a $15,000 increase over last year’s total. The “star couples” for the event were Larry (Emerson) and Robin (Realty Group 2000 and CASA volunteer) Banas; Eric (Fairlawn assistant principal, SCARF chairman) and Sarah (Raise the Roof for the Arts coordinator) Barr; Benji (NKP and Anna police officer) and Amy (Shear Creative, Relay for Life co-chairwoman, SCARF volunteer, apartment manager) Breinich; Brett (Helman Bros. Body Shop) and Amber (Lima Memorial Hospital) Helman; Eric (engineer and realtor with Wagner Realty) and Nikki (Wilson Memorial Hospital and realtor with Wagner Realty) Loudenback; Ed (electrician) and Ali (Digital Diva, Living Dayton) Rittenhouse; Gus (Emerson) Zwiebel and Jenny (Expo Nails) Phan. The instructors for the couples were Pam Houston, Mavea Naylor, Cassie Bryan and Shelby Boyd, from the Dance Centre in Wapakoneta, and local ballroom instructors Armina

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Brady, Paula Coder and Gus Zwiebel. Juvenile Judge Bill Zimmerman and CASA Director Bridget Davis were the masters of ceremonies for the event. Tony Brown was the disc jockey. The videographer was Caleb Pierce, of Troy. The judges were Rob Thorne, last year’s winner; Joe Laber, of Hits 105.5; and Eileen Hix, of Sidney’s First United Methodist Church and first-year dancer.

The overall winners, named “star couple” were the Helmans. They brought in $9,654 in votes. The Helmans performed a jazz/disco mix. Their instructor was Houston. Other dances that were featured were the cha-cha, swing, rumba, soft shoe, hip hop and Broadway. According to Davis, 400 people attended the event, and she has already received names of

individuals who are interested in participating next year. “The turnout of this event continues to grow and amaze me every year,” she said. “I appreciate all the time and effort that was contributed by all the dancers and everyone else involved. It’s important to remember that the ‘winners’ here are the abused, neglected and dependent children of Shelby County.”

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• Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth AvThis article was proenue. All Master Masons are invited. vided by the Sidney Friday Evening Shelby County Health De• Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step partment in observance of programs to confront destructive habits and be- National Public Health haviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, Week. 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For Sidney-Shelby County more information, call (937) 548-9006. Health Department’s • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Health Commissioner, Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First Steven Tostrick said, “It’s United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. impossible to disconnect our individual health Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, from our community’s health.” in Port Jefferson, 9 to 11 a.m. “Resilient, well-sup• Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, ported public health sysin Maplewood, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. tems are critical to our Saturday Evening nation’s health and fu• Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising ture,” he added. “They bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors maintain the health victoopen at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset ries we’ve accomplished so Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all far, such as dramatic renight. For information, call (937) 543-9959. ductions in tobacco use, • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club Checkand are essential to conmates meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy fronting today’s big probLove Retirement Community. All skill levels are lems, such as rising welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. chronic disease rates. We • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday also need public health to Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran monitor and protect us Church, 120 W. Water St. from emerging health Sunday Afternoon threats, keep vaccine-pre• Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly ventable diseases at bay, Sunday Rifle Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road provide life-saving servbeginning at 1 p.m. Program one round at five dif- ices for vulnerable popuferent targets, pays three places. Points awarded to lations and so much more. members for end-of-the-year trophy. Open to the “Just as important, we public. need public health’s unique ability to rally Sunday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising communities around the bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors many social determinants shape people’s open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset that Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all health. The future of health is empowering night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. communities with the To access the Community Calendar online, visit tools, knowledge,, click on “Living” and sources and opportunities to make lasting change. then on “Calendar.”


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BRETT AND Amber Helman “cut a rug” during the CASA/GAL Dancing with the Stars fundraiser March 23. They won the mirror ball trophy by raising the most money for the organization that provides advocates for abused and neglected children.


they could reduce smoking-related deaths by 624,000. They would also save more than $316 million in lung cancer treatment and more than $875 million in heart attack and stroke treatment over five years. What Public Health Teaches Us Start small… Stay up to date on recommended vaccinations for yourself and your loved ones. Look up the national Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans to see how much physical activity you should get on a daily basis and encourage family and friends to do the same. Visit to learn more. Support local farmers markets and other access points to fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s not only good for your health; it’s

A delicious treat that was submitted for competition in the 2012 Shelby County Fair. BUTTERSCOTCH CHIP COOKIES

Cream together 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup butter. Add 2 eggs together and 1 tablespoon hot water. Sift together 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon soda and a pinch of salt. Add to mixture and mix well 1 tablespoon vanilla, 2 cups quick oats, and 1 package of butterscotch chips. Mix and drop on cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Luann Pellman

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good for the local economy too. Inquire about volunteer opportunities at community health centers. Submit a letter to the editor to your local newspaper about the importance of National Public Health Week. Think big… local Encourage restaurants to provide nutrition information on their menus. Voice your support for smoke-free policies. Partner with local parks and recreational facilities to increase access to safe places to be outside and physically active. Work with local authorities to initiate violence intervention and prevention efforts. Reach out to clinical partners and engage them in community health and prevention efforts.

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Contact Localife Editor Patricia Ann Speelman with story ideas, club news wedding, anniversary, engagements and birth announcements by phone at (937) 498-5965; email,; or by fax, (937) 498-5991.

Currently registering students for the 2012-13 school year. Contact Principal Denise Stauffer @ Lehman High School (937)498-1161 or (937)773-8747.


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‘Sing for School’ Farmers market video contest seeks vendors now open Arts programs can win up to $10,000 first prize

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Music matters Adam Gates, 15, performs an Italian art song, “Tu Lo Sai,” by Giuseppe Torelli during the Gateway Arts Council Music Matters concert at the Sidney Masonic Lodge Saturday. Gates is the son of Mike and Jill Gates, of Sidney. For photo reprints, visit

Pancake Day April 10 The Kiwanis Club of Sidney Ohio will host its annual Pancake Day April 10 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in the basement of the Fellowship Hall. In addition to “all the pancakes you care to eat,” members will serve sausage and beverages. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Proceeds from Pancake Day help fund the community service projects the Sidney Kiwanis participates in. Some of


these projects include college scholarships to local high school seniors, sponsorship for a high school sophomore to attend the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Conference, Cribs for Kids project, Key Club sponsorship at Sidney High School, bellringing for the Salvation Army, Adopt-AHighway, supporting local food pantries and the Teen of the Month. Tickets can be purchased from any club member or can be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Pop singer Eva Universe and nonprofit Harmony Project have launched the viral video contest, “Sing for School,” for all public high school students across the U.S. to win up to $10,000 for their school’s arts programs. Funding for arts in education has been drastically slashed over the last five years. Eva Universe and Harmony Project understand the importance of arts in education and the effect it has on a student’s future. Eva Universe and Harmony Project aim to increase awareness through the “Sing for School” contest and provide three schools with donations to support their current or nonexistent arts programs. Eva Universe said in a statement, “I’m excited to launch this contest with support from Harmony Project! I realized my dreams of becoming a singer by participating in my school’s music programs and hope to help other students realize their dreams as well.” Participants in the contest will create their own music videos for Eva Universe’s current single “Why Is It?” and share the videos on all of their social media platforms.


‘Fracknation’ at Sidney theater The Sidney Shelby County Liberty Group will screen the documentary film, “Fracknation,” at the Historic Sidney Theater, 120 W. Poplar St. at 2 p.m. Sunday. The film takes a look at some of the criticism of fracking, a process for removing oil and natural

gas from underground. It presents experts who take issue with negative ideas associated with the controversial process. The doors will be open at 1:30 p.m. and admission is free. The concession stand will be open. Sidney Shelby The County Liberty Group is a nonpartisan organization that strives to educate and inform the commu-

Eva Universe and Harmony Project will choose first-place, second-place and thirdplace winners. The contest rules include the following: • Participants are to upload their 30-second videos to You Tube and tag them as #SINGFORSCHOOL, #EVAUNIVERSE and #HARMONYPROJECT. • Follow both Eva Universe (@Evasuniverse) and Harmony Project (@HarmonyProject) on Twitter. • Like Eva Universe ( and Harmony Project ( on Facebook. • Subscribe to Eva YouTube Universe’s channel, ( EvasUniverse). • Share the videos on their social networks YouTube, (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). Participants with the most virality will win the grand prize of $10,000, with secondary prizes of $5,000 and $2,500. Videos will be judged based on the below criteria: 1. Overall creativity (choreography, cinematography, uniqueness, enthusiasm etc.); 2. Virality of the video (including, but not limited to the number of views/shares/retweets/li kes etc. by the end of the contest May 31).

The Great Sidney Farmer’s Market will open its summer season May 25 in downtown Sidney around the Shelby court County square, and will run from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 12. 2013 farmers market letters, registration forms and rules have been sent out to all past seasonal vendors. Maureen Smelewski, director of the Downtown Sidney Business Association, who manages the farmers market, has invited anyone wishing to be a be a vendor to contact her at 492-9122. “We’ve again extended the season by two weeks. This gives the vendors an opportunity to sell both plantings and spring vegetables early in the season, and fall vegetables and flowers late in the season,” she said. The cost for a weekly space rental is $25, and seasonal spaces range from $120 to $200

Animal shelter gets spay/neuter grant The Shelby County Animal Shelter has received a state grant in the amount of $3,000, enabling the shelter to provide support to low income families who want to have their pets spayed or neutered. The grant was announced by Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart and animal shelter director Deputy Cami Frey. “We give them a voucher which helps with the cost of the spaying and neutering,” Frey said. The grant will also permit the shelter to spay or neuter some of the animals housed there before they are adopted by families. The grant was funded by fees paid by Ohio drivers who register their vehicles with Ohio pet plates. PAID ADVERTISEMENT

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Copeland retirees to meet Local 725 Copeland Retirees will meet for lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken in Piqua on Ohio 36 at 11:30 a.m., April 10. This is a complimentary lunch for members whose dues are paid.


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using a whisk or a fork. Now, simply use as directed in your recipe! — Heloise CANNED GOODS Dear Heloise: Recently, you had a letter about someone who opened cans of beans from the bottom to make it easier to get all the beans out. Instead, I put all of my canned goods on the shelves upside down. It is still easy to read the labels, and it eliminates digging the product out of the bottom of the can. It also keeps the top of the can much cleaner. When I pick up a can, I automatically turn it right side up before I open it, and some cans can be opened only from the top. I run a dishcloth around the rim to clean it, but there is never any accumulated dust down in the crevices. — Wally G. in Ohio

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for the full 21-week season. Vendors will sell homemade and homegrown items. This year there will also be food carts, so shoppers can get breakfast or lunch. Space is available and all registration forms must be approved by the market director. Registration packets are available at the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office, 101 S. Ohio Ave., Floor 2. A packet can be mailed to prospective vendors if they call the chamber office at 4929122. Forms are also available at Click on the Farmers Market tab.

During the past few years, dental amalgam has come under severe scrutiny by some groups who contend that dental amalgam is poisonous, unsafe, etc. However, there is currently no supported and refereed research to support this claim. Despite attempts by groups to blame various conditions and disorders on dental amalgam, there is absolutely no scientific proof. In fact, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Food & Drug Administration maintain that dental amalgam causes no demonstrated clinical harm to patients when it is used appropriately and that dental amalgam in many situations is still the best material of choice for filling cavities. Be that as it may, dental amalgam does have one noted and documented disadvantage. With time, the chemicals in the mouth cause the metals in amalgam to corrode. It has been suggested that this corrosion may

be somewhat beneficial in sealing the cavity from further decay as the amalgam ages. However, many times, amalgam tends to “shrink” with time, or separate from the tooth, allowing a pathway for sugars, food, and bacteria to invade the tooth and cause recurring tooth decay alongside an old filling. This corrosion also causes the amalgam filling, which originally was a very clean-looking silver filling to turn black. Unfortunately, the natural tooth structure surrounding the enamel often is stained black by this discoloring as well, which is often irreversible. Therefore, many dentists have opted to learn the proper techniques for using other dental materials for fillings instead of dental amalgam. These include bonded tooth-colored composite resins, porcelain, and gold. Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Resin and porcelain are tooth-colored and do not usually “turn black” with time. Gold is usually considered to be the most durable filling material in the right mouth, but it is not very cosmetic unless it is covered with porcelain. The fact of the matter, though, is that no one material is universally “the best.” An astute dentist will educate you on the materials available and help you select the one that is best for you. If your fillings seem to be turning black, it may very well be in your best interest to inquire about one of these other filling materials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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Historical Society members Grieving is talk about 1913 flood very personal

FORT LORAMIE — Members of the Fort Loramie Historical Association discussed the 1913 flood during their meeting in March. The organization has posted photos of the flood in Fort Loramie on its Facebook page. There are plans to place a plaque on the organization’s barn on Elm Street marking the Buckeye Trail which goes right past there. Many have hiked the

trail which is marked with blue blazes on trees and poles. Tom Busse has painted and rearranged shelves in the doll room and did the same with the Civil War case in the military room. The roof on the old part of the building has been replaced. Plans have been made to replace the curtains in the parlor which have been there since the association acquired the building forty years ago.

Mary Oldiges, curator of the museum in Minster, is doing a display this year on the businesses that are and were on Fourth Street. One of them was the Bornhorst Shoe Store. The association has some artifacts from the store, which it will lend to Minster for the summer. To become a member of the Fort Loramie Historical Association, call Sheila Quinlin at 2954019. Annual dues are $10.

County board discusses walk The Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities heard about plans for the annual BEST 5K run and walk and heard about family literacy night at its meeting March 18. The board heard about plans for the seventh annual BEST 5K Run and Walk to be held on April 27 at Tawawa Park. All proceeds will be used for equipment and other needs for children at Shelby Hills School. The BEST organization is a nonprofit organization of families and staff that are working together to promote relationships, strong provide resources and enrich quality experiences for all children. The 3.1-mile route will include water stations and splits at the oneand two-mile marker. Strollers, wheelchairs, wagons and families are welcome to participate. There will be refreshments and awards following the race at the gazebo in the park. Awards will include first-place overall winner for male and female categories and medals to the top three female and male participants in each age group. The race divisions are all for male and female and the age categories are 10 and under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 3034; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49;

50-54; 55-59; 60-69; and 70 and older. Those wanting to participate can preregister and the entry form and fees must be postmarked by April 16 and there are no refunds. The cost for preregistration is $15 with a long-sleeve T-shirt; $8 without a T-shirt; $10 for an extra T-shirt; and if an individual registers on race day, the cost is $10 and no T -shirt. It was noted that shirts may be available on race day, but there is no guarantee. Those participating in the race can pick up their packets and those wishing to register on race day can do so beginning at 7 a.m. on the day of the race. Those wanting to participate in the race can download application at an . Checks should be made payable to BEST Organization and they can be mailed to Amanda Seigle, 12020 McCartyville Road, Anna, OH 45302. Those with questions about the race can call Seigle at (937) 726-2838 or email her at The board heard that a family literacy night was held on March 14 and Christophe and Jeanette Canyon, who are authors and artists, shared their love of children’s literature through art work and songs. Those attending were

able to purchase books from the Scholastic book fair. Superintendent Laura Zureich told board members that Hills Early Shelby Childhood Center has a total of 354 children attending the preschool at Fort Loramie, Jackson Center and HardinHouston Schools and in Sidney. This includes itinerant services throughout the county. Zureich reported that there was a group of staff members from Sidney City Schools who met with parents on March 5 and answered questions and addressed concerns about the transition from preschool to kindergarten. Early Intervention staff reported there are currently 42 infants and toddlers enrolled at Wee School. Lynn York, an occupational therapist, held information sessions for Wee School parents during class sessions on March 18-19. Wilma Valentine Creative Learning Center staff reported that during 2013, their board will hold seven meetings on the third Monday of the month beginning at 4:30 p.m. The Wilma Valentine Center has 34 children enrolled in their program. It was noted that a Smart Board was recently installed at the center to give the children an op-

DR. WALpitcher. I don’t LACE: One of smoke, but durour school’s poping a break in ular student athsummer school, letes was killed a teacher when the car he walked into the was driving bathroom and missed a curve caught me takand ran into a ing a puff of a tree. He was ’Tween cigarette just to killed instantly. see what it felt The highway pa- 12 & 20 like. It wasn’t Dr. Robert trol reported even my cigaWallace that excessive rette. I was holdspeed caused the ing the cigarette collision. Our entire for another student who school, including our was using the bathroom. teachers and administra- I was suspended for one tors, are in shock. It’s day, and I didn’t comhard to conceive that a plain. Now I’m complainhappy, healthy teen can ing. The rule on smoking be gone in the “blinking of is that if you are susan eye.” I knew this fellow pended from school for well. I dated him several smoking, you are ineligitimes, but we were not ble to participate in considered to be a serious sports for a year. I have couple. His death trou- been told by our baseball bled me so severely that I coach that I am ineligible could not attend his fu- to participate this year neral. Most of my good because I broke the friends did and wanted to smoking rule. Since sumknow why I wasn’t there mer school attendance is to pay my last respects. I not mandatory in attenexplained my reasons for dance, I think that I not attending his funeral, should be permitted to but now I’m starting to play baseball this year. feel guilty for not going. My dad thinks an attorPlease give me your ney could help my school thoughts on my serious change its mind. Since dilemma. —Nameless, you are a former high Toronto, Ontario school administrator, you NAMELESS: Griev- should know if an attoring is very personal. You ney could help. Please tell have no reason to feel me what you think. — guilty because you did Nameless, Newark, N.J. not attend the funeral. It NAMELESS: Tell would be thoughtful to Dad to never mind hiring send a card or note to his an attorney and to just parents expressing how save his money. You were much their son meant to caught and suspended you. They will enjoy hear- from school for smoking, ing from you. and it doesn’t matter if it was in summer school or DR. WALLACE: Last if the cigarette was yours. school year, I failed a his- You broke the smoking tory class, and I decided rule, and it cost you to take a history class in dearly. Continue to pracsummer school so I could tice and work out whenbe eligible to play base- ever you can so you can ball this spring. I’m con- join the high school basesidered to be a good ball team next year.

portunity to work with the technology. Families of children who are interested in enrolling their preschool children for summer enrollment, can call 498-0101 for more information. The board heard that S&H Products’ work is consistent and they were told that there is a new wage of $8.82 per hour that went into place on March 1. The board approved the following resolutions: • An agreement with Primary Solutions for an annual, nonexclusive limited license to use software marketed under the name Gatekeeper. • An agreement with the Shelby County Educational Service Center to provide occupational therapy services for the remainder of the school year. • Authorizing the annual resolution required by Public Employment Retirement Systems. • One waiver from the Ohio Department of Education to allow an additional child to be served in a Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center classroom in the Anna School District. • One waiver from the Ohio Department of Education to allow an additional child to be served UILDING PERMITS in a Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center classThe building/electrical • Brian and Kari Eilroom in the Sidney division of the Shelby erman, 10600 Eilerman School District. County Building Depart- Road, Fort Loramie, ment, a division of Sidney- Rapid Development, sinShelby County Health gle-family dwelling, Department, recently is- $300,000. sued the following resi• Eric Smith, 10710 dential building permits: Fair Road, Sollman Elec• Kevin and Jamie tric, new 200 amp elecand a 15,222 CSEA contract with common pleas Gariety, 22239 Wise trical service, $1,200. • Marcia Thuney, court domestic relations. Road, Jackson Center, Lambert Construction, 2511 Fair Road, Buschur Also on Thursday, commissioners signed a single-family dwelling, Electrical, 200 amp upgrade, $1,500. proclamation designating $195,000. the week of April 1-7 as Public Health Week affirming their commitment to public health and support of the SidneyShelby County Health Department. Commissioners also attended groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Located: 3760 Wheat Ridge Road Lane Park of Sidney senAmish Community Building. ior assisted living facility on Russell Road. West Union, OH 45693


Commissioners updated on parks ers provided information which enabled her to transfer the electric service into the park district’s name in order to avoid disconnection. The possible construction of a barn is part of the district’s five-year plan. Heilers said the barn would enable the district to move all its property from the Lockington office, which is leased from the Miami Conservancy District, onto district-owned property. Heilers also advised commissioners that Dr. Cara Kellersmith, a professor at Edison Community College and teacher at Houston High School, is the newest member of the Board of Park Commissioners. Kellersmith’s father-in-law, Ed Smith, was one of the original park commissioners. The

other two current park commissioners are Heilers and Mitzi Clark. Commissioners on Thursday also approved several contracts for the Shelby County Jobs and Family Services department. A $15,000 contract with Isaiah’s Place in Troy for child placement was approved. Also approved were a $64,622 social service contract amendment for the Child Support Enforcement Agency with Shelby County Juvenile Court

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Library to offer e-books program FORT LORAMIE — The A.J. Wise Fort Loramie Branch Library will present an e-books and digital magazines program on Monday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. Participants will

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Barb Heilers, a member of the Shelby County Park Board, on Thursday gave Shelby County Commissioners an update on the park district, including future plans to build a barn on park land at the intersection of Cisco and PattersonHalpin roads. Heilers advised commissioners that the only income the district has comes from the rental of park land to a farmer for $4,000 per year. She said half of the income is spent on liability insurance coverage. Heilers said the district now has another bill as commissioners advised her that they will no longer pay the electric bill for the park office in Lockington. Heilers said the electric bill for last month was $55 and $88 for the previous month. She said commission-


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March weather Deputies discover marijuana grow operation roared like lion had been in bad health. When they entered the home, the found what they thought was a marijuana grow operation. Upon entering the home, deputies located several large planters with cut marijuana stocks and marijuana growing equipment. Deputies called for the narcotics unit and a search warrant was obtained. Reports state that during the execution of the search warrant, detectives found two rooms that were used to grow marijuana. Various pieces of growing equip-

ment was found in the residence. Two indoor air conditioners, plastic bins containing water, large fans and a watering systems, along with planters containing harvested marijuana stocks were seized at the home. The case remains under investigation and arrests may be made in the near future. Chief Deputy Jim Frye said anyone with information about the Houston-area grow operation or similar operation elsewhere is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 498-1111.

Scholarship VACANT unkempt. It is a fact that “scrappers” who strip vafundraiser most citizens’ largest cant homes of valuable single investment is metal and other items. planned their home and it fast A third suggestion losing value due to the improper upkeep of foreclosed and vacant neighboring houses … and there is nothing they can do about it,” Wagner said. “It is incumbent that we do something to keep the values from eroding further.” City Manager Mark Cundiff said after Wagner made the suggestion last week, city staff studied the issues and prepared a list of possible solutions. One suggestion was to develop a registry of foreclosed properties. Cundiff cited the advantage of a registry would be providing a contact person for the property, but the problems would be the difficulty in getting large banks to comply and it would not address all vacant properties. Another idea would be to create a registry of vacant properties, with the pros being a listing and contact person and it would encourage owners to sell their properties. The cons listed by Cundiff included the difficulty in defining “vacant,” some foreclosures Due to unforeseen cir- being “caught in limbo” cumstances, the date for and the list could be the “Gardening Basics” used by unauthorized seminar has been changed from today to April 15. Please see registration information below. The Shelby County Farm Bureau and the income tax, there’s going Shelby Soil and Water to be a lot of questions. Conservation District are Denny (York) and his working with Crossway staff are working on the Farms on the “From Your questions they think Backyard to Your Plate,” a will be asked.” A proposal on door seseries of meetings to help you plan, implement, and curity for each classutilize a backyard garden. room in the school district was presented Sessions include: Gardening Basics, by Mark Barhorst, direcApril 15, 7 to 9 p.m., tor of business services. “We had discussed Shelby Co. AG Centerputting dead bolt locks 822 Fair Road. Gardening II, May 4, 9 on the classroom doors,” to 11 a.m., Crossway said Barhorst. “The fire Farms, 2211 Cisco Road. inspector says no, we Preserving what you can’t do that.” In response to the inGrow, Aug. 3, 9 to 11 a.m., decision, location to be announced spector’s A Week in a Day Barhorst presented four Meals, Sept. 5, 7 to 8:30 options for the board to p.m., location to be an- consider. The first option, said nounced. Session cost is $10 for Barhorst, would be to do Shelby County Farm Bu- nothing physical with reau members and $20 the locks. “We would change the for nonmembers. Registration deadline is April way we work,” he said. 11 for the first session. To “We manually open the register, call the Farm Bu- classroom doors in the morning. Then they reau (877) 775-7642. would have to relock the door.” Anyone coming to the class, he said, would have to knock and the Graceland Cemetery teacher would answer is asking lot owners to re- the door. The second option move all ground decoradeals with reprogramtions from graves so ming the current locks spring maintenance may to “storage mode.” The begin. Lot owners are also re- doors, he said, would auminded that no benches, tomatically lock themgarden stones, statues or selves when the key is shepherd hooks on the removed after it is unground will be permitted. locked. The cost would Ground decoration are be approximately $100 permitted seven days be- per door plus $15 if refore and seven days after keyed is added. Approximate cost would be Memorial Day. PIQUA — The Upper Valley Career Center Education Foundation is sponsoring a chicken dinner fundraiser with all proceeds to benefit the General Scholarship Fund. “In the past several years the Foundation has awarded our graduates $6,000 in scholarships to assist with their post-secondary education,” said Pat Gibson, director of business operations. continues Pre-sale through April 15. Dinners cost $7 and will be available for pick-up or on-site dining during the school’s All Community Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 20. Each meal includes one-half chicken, two sides, and a cookie. Onsite diners will also receive a beverage. Tickets may be purchased from administrators or in the main building during regular business hours.

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was the creation of a landlord/rental registry. City staff pointed out advantages of such a registry would be to help eliminate units with health/safety issues and provide contact information for landlords/property managers. The downside to this suggestion, city staff pointed out, would be it could possibly force very low income households into homelessness, lead to objections by local landlords and would not address the issue of vacant properties. Other possible solutions set forth by city staff included legislation — if legal — that would require demolition if a home is vacant for a specified length of time or fines for owners of long-vacant homes; creation of a land bank; reexamination of large item pickup program or education of residents on trash pickup rules; and a neighbor maintenanceto-ownership program. Cundiff also pointed out that the issue will require start-up costs and additional staff or the elimination of some services to free staff to take on the problem.


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$49,900 plus Parkwood. Barhorst said he hasn’t been to Parkwood yet to count the doors. Option three would be to replace the current door knobs with lever handles with restricted keyway in “storage mode.” All doors, he said, would automatically lock themselves. The cost would be $300 per door for approximately $104,300 plus Parkwood School. Option four would be to replace the current door knobs with SmartChange cylinders with restricted keyway in “storage mode.” This option is the same as No. 3 expect the staff would have the ability to re-key any lock in less than a minute. The cost is $315 per door, for a total of $109,135 plus Parkwood. There are 180 doors at Sidney High School; 39 doors at Emerson; 70 doors at Northwood and 35 doors at Whittier. Longfellow School already has lever handles on the doors. Superintendent John Scheu said the Ohio Facilities Commission may have grants available for security upgrades at schools. The grants, in the amount of $5,000 per building, would be for cameras and buzzers at the front door. He wasn’t sure if the locks would fall under the grant guidelines. “The purpose of the secure doors is to protect

From Page 1 Mayor Mike Barhorst said some cities, including Sandusky, have instituted progressive fees for vacant homes, with the charges being doubled each year. He said the escalating fees “would encourage sellers.” Council member Mardie Milligan pointed out that in Detroit, the city obtained grant funds to tear down large numbers of long-vacant homes to provide a more appealing look to the city. Law Director Jeff Amick also pointed out that residents can address the issue by filing a private nuisance action in common pleas court against the owner of a vacant or unkempt home, providing the court with evidence that the condition of a neighbor’s property is hurting the value of their property. “It’s a societal issue, a neighbor issue, not just a government issue,” Amick said, noting local residents could pool their resources to fight the issue in could, with a possibility that a local attorney might be willing to take the case at a reduced rate. The issue will be reexamined at the April 8 regular council meeting.

From Page 1 our students and staff from an active shooter,” said Scheu. “We want to have the ability to lock the door from inside the classroom.” Bill Ankney, board member, said the Longfellow PTO purchased the door handles when the change was made at the elementary school. The school district purchased the locks. The board said each staff member will receive an email telling them to start locking their doors during the school day. In other business, the board: • Hired four teachers for the alternative school for the 2013-14 school year. Each teacher received a one-year limited contract effective Aug. 16. Hired were Koby Frye, $33,884 less two unpaid days for $33,518; Benjamin Gates, $36,595 less two unpaid days for $36,199; Lori Klosterman, $60,991 less two unpaid days for $60,332; and John Tangeman, $48,454 less two unpaid days for $47,930. Gates, Klosterman and Tangeman are currently teaching at the CCL. • Accepted the resignations due to retirement of Diane Dexter, middle school reading/language arts, and Brenda Elliott, educational aide. Their last day will be May 31.

The old adage about March’s coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb couldn’t be applied to the month this year. With high temperatures just 12 degrees apart from March 1 to March 31, and mere traces of precipitation, those days felt neither leonine or lamblike, just cold and gray.

Almost 9 inches of snow blanketed the county on March 5. Snows of lesser accumulations fell throughout the month and then, on March 24, the area was walloped with another 6 to 7 inch snowfall. The highest temperature of the month was 65 degrees, on March 10. The lowest was 14 degrees on March 21.

Grand Lake Health System collaborates with Rotary, Sheriff’s Office NEW BREMEN — Grand Lake Health System and the New Bremen New Knoxville Rotary are teamming up to provide blood screenings at nominal fees on Saturday from 7 to 9 a.m. at New Bremen High School. Screenings include: • Comprehensive Health Panel (includes CBC, iron, liver function, glucose and lipid (12 hour fast required), $40 • Thyroid Panel (ultrasensitive TSH and free T4), $45 • C-Reactive Protein (cardiovascular indicator), $20 • PSA (prostate screening — males only), $40 • Vitamin D Screen (essential for strong bones), $30 • Hgb A1C (diabetes indicator), $25 A free continental breakfast will be provided. The Auglaize County Sheriff ’s Office will be available to take expired, no longer used medications as part of the drug take-back program. For more information, contact Anne Larger at (419) 394-6132 or email her at



Sheriff’s log TUESDAY -11:39 a.m.: vandalism. Deputies responded to 17625 State Route 47, Salem Township, to investigate a vandalism report. MONDAY -5:45 p.m.: kids on roof. Deputies were called to the 200 block of Shannon Drive on a report of kids playing on the roof of a house that’s for sale. -12:23 p.m.: identity theft. Deputies were called to 6666 Guppy St., Pemberton, after a resident reported someone stole their Social Security number and got their tax return. The person reporting the incident said the IRS stipulated they file a report with law enforcement. -11:09 a.m.: sex offense. Deputies received a report of a sex offense. No other information was available. SUNDAY -2:01 p.m.: theft. Deputies were called to Performance Powder Coating, 105 Francis St., Russia, on a report of a generator being stolen.

Village log TUESDAY -12:33 p.m.: vandalism. Botkins police responded to 208 N. Sycamore St. on a report of vandalism. -12:31 p.m.: theft. Botkins police received a report of a stolen street sign at the intersection of South Street

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Fire, rescue TUESDAY -9:58 a.m.: medical. The Fort Loramie Rescue Squad responded to the 100 block of Perin Road. MONDAY -3:04 p.m.: medical. The Perry-Port-Salem Rescue Squad responded to the 6600 block of Ferree Road.

Patrols A Botkins woman was taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital by the Anna Rescue Squad for treatment of minor injuries she suffered in a two-car crash on Interstate 75 near Sidney at approximately 2 p.m. Monday. Troopers from the Piqua post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol report Vivian D. Hovatter, 81, of East South Street, Botkins, was transported by the Sidney Rescue Squad. Reports state Hovatter and Jerry Sauder, 62, of Marlette, Mich., were both southbound on I-75 near the County Road 25A exit when traffic started to slow ahead for unknown reasons. Hovatter failed to stop for traffic and struck the rear of the Sauder car. Hovatter’s car sustained heavy damage and there was minor damage to Sauder’s car. Hovatter was cited for an assured clear distance violation.

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HOUSTON — Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office deputies discovered a marijuana grow operation at a Houston-area home last week and now they are searching for the operators of the illegal operation. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to 3609 State Route 66 at approximately 4 p.m. March 27, on a report of a door being open at the house for three days. The caretakers of the home told deputies they went inside the home to check on a woman who


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Bob Evans sells HQ building COLUMBUS — Bob Evans Farms Inc. has announced the sale of its headquarters building in Columbus as well as two Ohio food production facilities, to New Mill Capital LLC, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in repositioning closed corporate facilities. It also provided an update on its BEST to Invest in Ohio initiative, which details major investments in the company’s home state. Bob Evans total investment in the state of Ohio now tallies $187 million over several years. Bob Evans acquired Lima-based foods production plant Kettle Creations in August 2012, and in the fall began a nearly $27 million expansion that will double the size of the facility by adding 50,000 square feet. The company anticipates that the expansion will create 70 new jobs by 2015. In addition, Bob Evans announced earlier this year that it was accelerating its Farm Fresh Refresh remodel-

ing program. At the close of the company’s fiscal year at the end of April, it will have remodeled 180 of its Ohio restaurants at the end of this fiscal year for a total investment of $43 million. “We’re increasing our investments in the great state of Ohio,” said Bob Evans Farms chairman and CEO Steve Davis. “We’ve proudly unveiled a fresh new look at nearly all our Ohio restaurants, we’re doubling the size of our newly acquired foods plant in Lima, and we’ve taken positive steps toward a bright future for our corporate facility and two production plants in Springfield and Bidwell, thanks to the deal with New Mill.” The 77,000-squarefoot headquarters building at 3766 South High St. in Columbus is one of the last buildings on the company’s almost 40acre campus to be sold, following the company’s March 2011 announcement that it was moving to New Albany. Only a trucking facility on the property remains to be

sold at the longtime Bob Evans campus. A plot of land on Obetz Road behind the company’s adjacent Bob Evans restaurant at 3800 S. High St. in Columbus was recently sold to A+ Children’s Academy, which plans to expand its educational facilities. The food production facilities sold to New Mill Capital are located in Springfield and Bidwell, Ohio. In May 2012, the company announced plans for the consolidation of its foods business and stated its intent to close the Bidwell and Springfield plants in late 2013. The 43,700square-foot Bidwell plant sits on 7.8 acres and manufactures cooked sausage patties and links. The 38,200square-foot Springfield plant sits on 10.7 acres and manufactures sausage, soups and gravies. Bob Evans will lease the plants from New Mill until a final closing date is announced in late 2013. “It is our intention that our headquarters

and two plants will remain thriving entities in their respective communities,” said Joe Eulberg, the Bob Evans executive responsible for the campus initiative. “We believe that New Mill Capital will be a strategic and solid partner, investing in these communities and properties to realize their full future potential.” In June, Bob Evans sold its 3700 S. High St. building in Columbus to growing online the school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), and outparcels along South High to former lessees. Prior to announcing the move to New Albany, there were approximately 700 jobs on the Bob Evans campus. Now, based on plans and projections by the new owners, including New Mill, ECOT and A+ Children’s Academy, it is anticipated that there may be as many as 900 jobs overall at the site, which is in line with Bob Evans’ goal to maintain or increase employment opportunities following its move.

Continental Express Inc. acquires Ranger Refrigerated Continental Express Inc. of Sidney has announced the acquisition of Ranger Refrigerated Express Corp. for an undisclosed sum. Ranger Refrigerated is based in Fort Worth, Texas, and serves primarily the Texas market. Continental Express. is a national refrigerated logistics company. The new Fort Worth location will join Continental’s current terminals in Sidney; Gaffney, S.C.; Danville, Va.; and Louisville, Ky. “Logistically this makes perfect sense for our current business strategy and also for future expansion plans,” said owner Russell Got-

temoeller. “We currently have a good presence in Texas but lack the physical location to continue to expand in this market. Bringing this facility into the Continental network will allow us to service all of Texas and the entire Southwest United States. This location, strategically sought out in Texas, will now provide our drivers and trucks with a home base in the Southwest. There will no longer be the need to consistently bring these trucks back to the Midwest or Southeast. This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to our customers in the Southwest, as well as our commit-

ment to grow.” Continental Express has hired existing Ranger Refrigerated employees. The company also plans to hire additional drivers and support staff. Continental now employs more than 420 drivers, mechanics and office staff companywide. “Our business plan includes continued annual growth. This requires additional staff and drivers who have firsthand knowledge of the region in order to maintain the high levels of service that Continental’s customers have come to expect.” Gottemoeller said. “We very much look forward to further developing in the Southwest through the addition of the Ranger Refrigerated team.” Continental Express is a truckload carrier cussion will focus on specializing in refrigertime management, personal energy and dedication, family commitment and more. This workshop also serves as a resource for veterans looking to begin their own business. The workshop will be presented by Jerry Alexander, diOSGOOD — Winner’s rector, Edison SBDC. Meats of Osgood brought For further informa- home some awards at tion or to register, call the recent Ohio Associathe Edison SBDC at tion of Meat Processors (937) 381-1525. Convention in Columbus. Many meetings and classes were held at this three-day event, where town Sidney businesses: meat processors mingle The Ivy Garland, Ron and and discuss the latest Nita’s, Wiford Jewelers, changes and challenges and the Spot Restaurant. in their industry. A trade Visitors can register now show is also held where on the Downtown Sidney vendors show off the latfood-processing website at www.Down- est equipment and products The local website is that are available. A jointly sponsored by product competition was Downtown Sidney and held among meat procesthe Downtown Business sors from all over the state in the products Association.

Edison SBDC offers free biz startup workshop PIQUA — The Small Business Development Center at Edison Community College is offering a free business startup workshop on April 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The workshop will be held in Room 057 at 1973 Edison Drive. This free session introduces the beginning entrepreneur to essential topics and ideas to be considered when starting a business. Dis-

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competition. This year, Robert Winner Sons Inc., also known as Winner’s Meat’s, came home with two reserve champion awards. One ribbon was for its summer sausage and another for its beef smokey sticks. Additionally, later in the month, Winner’s also won the “Specialty Wing Award” for its grilled chicken wings at a MAC Wingfest held at the American Legion in New Bremen. The Winner clan grilled more than 900 chicken wings at the event.

Listed are Tuesday’s stock market prices at closing for firms in the Sidney-Shelby County area traded on the major markets. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. -0.09 Alcoa Inc...............8.30 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) +0.54 Appld Ind. Tech..44.00 BP PLC ADR......42.14 +0.13 +0.32 Citigroup ............44.11 Emerson Elec. ....54.89 -0.12 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) Griffon Corp. ......11.29 0 (PF of Clopay Corp.) -0.03 H&R Block Inc...29.24 Honda Motor .....36.63 -0.36 -0.02 Ill. Toolworks .....60.86 (Parent company of Peerless) -0.25 JC Penney Co.....14.55 (Store in Piqua) JP Morgan Chase48.28 +0.45 (Former Bank One, Sidney) Kroger Co. ..........32.79 +0.25 (PF of Kroger) -0.02 Meritor .................4.58

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Chng. Week Lear Corp ...........54.93 -0.47 (PF of C.H. Masland) +1.21 McDonalds Corp.100.26 Radio Shack .........3.16 -0.11 +0.34 Sherwin-Wllms 167.91 -0.02 Sprint ...................6.23 Thor Industries..36.73 -0.32 (PF of Airstream Inc.) Time Warner Inc.57.58 -0.04 (PF of Time Warner Cable) +0.11 U.S. Bancorp ......34.10 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) +0.35 Walgreen Co.......47.32 Walmart Stores .76.02 +0.59 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..5.71 -0.01 -1.02 YUM! Brands.....70.15 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER Bob Evans ..........42.11 +0.15 +0.02 Fifth Third ........16.16 Peoples Bank .......9.10 +0.10

A - Refers to Affiliated With PF - Refers to Parent Firm Closing Dow Jones Industrial Averages: Change: +89.16 This Week: 14,662.01 (Quotes courtesy of the Sidney offices of Edward Jones, Erroll Broud, Vance Stewart, Danielle Gilroy-Sielschott, DiAnne Karas and Andrew Stewart, registered investment advisers.)

Health board approves well variance The Sidney-Shelby County Board of Health took action on variances and a condemnation recently. The board heard a report from Kent Topp, director of environmental health, who presented information regarding a well variance request by Cliff and Jane Perryman, 12029 Lotus Road, Minster, in McLean Township. According to Topp, the Perrymans own a residential lot on Hegemann’s Landing that is bordered by Lotus Road, Lake Loramie and two adjoining neighbors. Topp noted that their existing 4-inch-diameter steel casing well is located between their existing garage and existing house. The existing well is 25 feet from the existing sewage holding tank. The Perrymans requested new construction, which will consume the area of the current well. They want to seal the existing well and drill a new well in the remaining open area in the northwest portion of their property. According to Topp, the proposed well will not meet all of the required isolation distances. The proposed well will only be 5 feet from the garage, 5 feet from the property line, 25 feet from the sewage tank, and 8 feet from the above-ground propane tank. There is no accessible area on the lot where a well could be drilled that would meet all of the well distance requirements. The Perrymans are requesting variances from the private water system rules in order to drill a new well and proceed with the development. After a discussion, the board noted that the Perrymans were choosing the best spot for the new well and the requested variance distances are comparable to previous well variances granted by the board. ONLINE

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The board approved the well variance. Topp presented a request from Sidney Sunoco, SHRI Pavenshut Inc., 2050 Fair Road, for a food equipment variance. The board approved the request, with board member Denny Barker opposing it. The board took action to order properties owned by Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association to remain vacant. The houses are located at 631 and 635 East Ave. The board condemned a property owned by Jeff and Tina Hall that is located at 325 1/2 W. North St. The board approved the 2014 preliminary budget. Steven Tostrick, health commissioner, recommended that a budget subcommittee be established. The discussion will be continued at the April board meeting. The board approved hiring Angela Williamson as the WIC breastfeeding peer. Margie Eilerman, director of public health nursing, gave the nursing report. The board met in executive session to discuss pending litigation and/or consider employment-related issues. No action was taken. Among those attending the meeting in addition to board members were Stephanie Croley and Clifton Perryman. The next board meeting will be April 17 at 7 p.m.

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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Thursday, April 4, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might meet a real character today, especially an unusual female acquaintance. Or possibly, someone you already know will do something that amazes you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Bosses and people in authority will surprise you by doing or saying something unexpected. Whatever happens might lead to greater freedom for you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Unexpected opportunities to travel might fall in your lap today. This same surprise influence could highlight something unusual with publishing, the media, medicine and the law. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Make friends with your bank account today. Something unexpected regarding shared property, taxes, debt and the resources of others could catch you off guard. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Partnerships are unpredictable today. Someone might demand more freedom in the relationship (possibly you). Hold your finger up to see which way the wind is blowing. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your job might be interrupted by computer crashes, staff shortages, power outages or fire drills today. Your daily routine definitely will not flow as expected. (Stay light on your feet.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Parents should be extra vigilant about their children today, because this is an accident-prone day for your kids. However, it’s also a very creative day. Anything could happen. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Minor accidents at home are likely today. Small appliances might break down, or breakages could occur. Surprise company might knock at your door. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is an accident-prone day for you, so be extra careful. Pay attention to everything you say and do. (You might meet someone who is unusual.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Guard your possessions and cash against loss and theft today, because anything might happen. Keep your wits about you so that you have no regrets later. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might find that your mood changes suddenly today and that you’re given to impulsive, unexpected behavior. Perhaps you’re seeking more freedom or you want a little adventure. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a restless day for you. (You have that feeling you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop.) Keep your head down and your powder dry. Surprising situations might occur around you, which is why you should remain calm and collected. YOU BORN TODAY You’re inventive, plus you have boundless energy that thrusts you to the forefront of things. You also have the courage and self-discipline to change course when you get off track. Invariably, you fight for what you want, and you get it. It’s important for you to have a purpose in life. Good news. Your next year might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Robert Downey Jr., actor; Jill Scott, poet/actress; Christine Lahti, actress/director. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Treatments for pulmonary hypertension explained DR. DEAR damage to the left ROACH: I am an side of your heart 85-year-old if untreated. woman, and I’ve Pulmonary hybeen incredibly pertension is high healthy all my life, blood pressure until a couple of within the blood years ago. Revessels of the cently, my comlungs. There are plaints of To your many causes, inbreathlessness cluding blood good and fatigue took clots in the lungs, health autoimmune disme to a pulmonologist, who diageases like scleroDr. Keith nosed pulmonary derma, COPD Roach hypertension. and sleep apnea. What can you tell me However, much of the about this condition? How time, no specific cause can is it diagnosed? What be found. This is called treatment can be pre- primary pulmonary hyscribed? I understand pertension. Pulmonary that it is incurable, but is hypertension causes damit likely to get worse? — age to the right side of D.C. your heart. After years, ANSWER: “Hyperten- however, damage to the sion” just means “high right side of the heart can blood pressure,” and we affect the left, and vice use it in general to talk versa. about high blood pressure Pulmonary hypertenin the body — the one sion is diagnosed by a measured in your arm combination of tests, inthat reflects the blood cluding a thorough hispressure to most of your tory and physical exam, organs. This kind of hy- an echocardiogram and pertension can cause often a lung scan and car-

diac catheterization. Both pulmonologists and cardiologists diagnose and treat pulmonary hypertension. If there is a specific cause for pulmonary hypertension, treatment is directed against that. For example, if blood clots in the lung are found, then treatment likely would include medication to treat and prevent blood clots. For primary pulmonary hypertension, there are several new treatments, such as ambrisentan, bosentan and sildenafil. They are promising but haven’t really been around long enough to know how much they will improve symptoms and outcomes for people with pulmonary hypertension. There also are inhaled and injection therapies available. Unfortunately, almost all of these medications are very expensive. A few people with pulmonary hypertension are appropriate candidates

for lung transplantation, usually those who are under 60 years old but with very severe disease. There are several advocacy groups for your condition — one that I found very helpful is the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Its website is It has much more detailed information to help patients and their families. I found several doctors near you who identify themselves as having special expertise in pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Health newsletters may be ordered from


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100 years April 3, 1913 A deal was consummated yesterday by which the proprietorship of the Wagner House will change hands next Monday morning. R.N. Selby, who has been conducting the hotel for the past several months, sold the business to E.W. Smith, of Bucyrus. The annex and bar, which have been conducted by Herman Conrade for the past few months, are also in the deal, although Conrade will remain in charge for a few weeks yet. ––––– Among the bridges reported to the county commissioners as washed out by the flood were: the Vandemark bridge and the Calhoun bridge over the river south of Sidney; the county line bridge over the river between Logan and Shelby counties. The lower bridge over the Miami River at Port Jefferson is in very bad shape.

75 years April 3, 1938 Moderating temperatures today brought relief from one of the worst rain and sleet storms in history that settled over this section yesterday damaging utility lines, breaking shade and fruit trees and sending all streams in the area to new highs for the year. The Great Miami River became a raging torrent overnight and lowland areas in many sections were flooded. Poles were snapped in many places and the Ohio Electric Power Co., Ohio Telephone Service Co., and Pioneer Electric Coop had all regular and emergency crews at work throughout the night and all day today, seeking to restore service. ––––– A substantial increase in both attendance and revenue at the Shelby County High school basketball tournament held at Jackson Center in February was announced today by County Superintendent C.E. McCorkle, tournament manager. Total paid attendance at the four sessions reached 2,097, with the gate receipts totaling $610.45. Additional revenue from programs and refreshments brought the total to $812.39. Operating expenses for the tournament were $277.34, leaving a sum of $535.05 for distribution to the

participating eight schools. This amount was $207.50 more than last year.

50 years April 3, 1963 Don Shatto came close to gaining a place in the exclusive 700 club during the Major League round at Bel Mar Lanes Tuesday evening. In fact, if Don had rolled as well in his last game as he did in two previous showings, he would have gone well over the 700 mark. ––––– Marion Elsner proved the big surprise of the Ohio State Eagles Bowling meet at Victory Lanes in Springfield last weekend. The Sidney man, who carries a 129 average, recorded games of 186, 189 and 175 for a 550 total, to place his Sidney Eagles crew into third place in the standings of the meet.

25 years April 3, 1988 Daniel Goubeaux of Minster saws a pew divider at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie while James Eilerman, 10574 Eilerman Road, Fort Loramie, prepares to take a measurement. The two men work for Bergman Construction, one of several companies working on the church refurbishing project. The pew dividers are being removed from the church. The next step in the project will be the installation of carpeting. ––––– Three new members of the Shelby County Memorial Hospital Association board of trustees were named earlier this week during the group’s annual meeting. Named to the board were Daniel Francis, president of Amos Press Inc., Sharon Dudek, middle school principal in the Hardin-Houston School District and John Garmhausen, a partner in the law firm of Blake, Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister and Shenk. They will each serve a threeyear term.

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Woman’s big breasts are no big deal to boyfriend DEAR ABBY: BeShe walks around fore we met, my girlthe house barefriend got large breast chested and obviously implants. I think thinks I find her they’re a terrible turnbreasts a big turn-on. off, but I don’t know I have faked it for five how to tell her. Should years. What should I I try to overlook this do? — NOT THAT EXbecause I love her, or CITED IN COLcan I tell her the truth ORADO Dear about why our love life DEAR NOT THAT Abby is sometimes not so EXCITED: Your letter Abigail hot? I have known her is a lesson about the long enough that the Van Buren danger of “faking it.” next step is marriage — or Level with your girlfriend, but nothing. without using the words “ter-

rible” and “turn-off.” Tell her you love her, but while many men find large breasts to be a turn-on, you actually prefer smaller ones — to the degree that it sometimes affects your sexual performance. Explain that if she thinks her breasts are what have kept you interested, it’s not the case. At some point, one or more of her implants may need to be replaced, and she might opt for smaller ones.

to tip your tattoo artist or piercer? They provide a service, just as a hairdresser would. I have never seen this addressed before. Your input would be helpful. — CURIOUS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK DEAR CURIOUS: Tattoos and piercings are considered works of art, and it’s not unusual for a customer to present the artist with a gratuity commensurate with the degree of satisfaction the person DEAR ABBY: Is it proper feels with the results, the

time it took to create it and the intricacy of the design. In lieu of money, sometimes gifts such as art books, spiritual artifacts or jewelry are given to the artist. 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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Bruns General Contracting, Inc. is currently seeking a Sales Professional. College degree and construction experience are preferred.

Bruns offers health & life insurance, 401(k) program, paid holidays & vacations and more. Compensation is base salary and commission commensurate with skills and experience. Mail, Fax, or E-mail resume to:

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The Mechanic I, under immediate supervision, operates various light equipment to perform maintenance tasks, operates various county vehicles to assist in highway maintenance; performs manual labor tasks and prepares work records. This employee must possess or acquire within 180 days of employment a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with air brake endorsement. Applicant should have a technical education in medium duty and heavy truck repair and maintenance and/ or show a minimum of three years experience in this type of work.

All interested applicants may pick up an employment application at the Shelby County Engineers Office, 500 GeaRoad, Sidney, rhart Ohio 45365 between the hours of 7:30AM and 4:00PM Monday through Friday. A properly completed application must be submitted at the same address no later than 4:00PM, Wednesday, April 17, 2013.

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV165 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Plaintiff vs. Jimmy Murray, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 206 Hall Street, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on April 24, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, A copy of the full legal description can be found at the Shelby Co. courthouse. Parcel No: 01-18-35-230-002 Said Premises Located at 206 Hall Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $90,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. Sheriff John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Wayne E. Ulbrich, Attorney Apr. 3, 10, 17 2380080

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV168 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Central Mortgage Company, Plaintiff vs. Rick A. Broaddrick, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 10121 Northmore Drive, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on April 24, 2013, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, A copy of the full legal description can be found at the Shelby Co. courthouse. Parcel # 13-1801451.004 Said Premises Located at 10121 Northmore Drive, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $120,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. Sheriff John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Miranda S. Hamrick, Attorney Apr. 3, 10, 17 2380082

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 43216. Ph: 614-644-2129 email: APPROVED PERMISSION FOR OPEN BURNING OAC CHAPTER 3745-19 STEVEN M. WHEELER 19801 HERRING ROAD, MAPLEWOOD, OHIO 45340 ACTION DATE : 03/20/2013 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : 011-13 This final action not preceded by proposed action and is appealable to ERAC. This permission is for the burning of approximately 10 acres of native warm season grasses and invasive weeds at 2686 SR 29 North, Sidney for range management. Permission is made pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-19-03(D)(4). DRAFT NPDES PERMIT RENEWAL - SUBJECT TO REVISION THE WAY INTERNATIONAL 19100 E SHELBY RD, NEW KNOXVILLE, OH ACTION DATE : 03/29/2013 RECEIVING WATERS: CENTER BRANCH FACILITY DESCRIPTION: SEMI-PUBLIC IDENTIFICATION NO. : 1PR00034*KD Apr. 3 2381316



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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE CASE NUMBER 12CV000388 Fifth Third Mortgage Company -vsAngela M. Wooten, et al. Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction at the 2nd floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above county, on the 24th day of April, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. the following described real estate: Situated in the Township of Clinton, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, viz: Situated in the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 3, Town 7, Range 6 East, and being Lot Number One (1) in the Millcreek Subdivision as shown by plat number 54308, recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 96, of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Subject to all legal highways. Parcel Number(s): 02-26-03-155-013 Prior Deed Info.: Warranty Deed, OR Book 1574, Page 573, filed February 08, 2006 Said premises also known as 3098 W. Millcreek Road, Sidney, OH 45365 PPN: 02-26-03-155-013 Appraised at: $105,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds (2/3) of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: A DEPOSIT OF A CERTIFIED CHECK, PAYABLE TO THE SHERIFF, OR CASH, FOR TEN (10%) PER CENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME THE BID IS ACCEPTED; EXCEPT WHERE THE BID AMOUNT IS $3,000.00 OR LESS, THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT SHALL BE $300 AND THE MAXIMUM DEPOSIT IN ANY CASE SHALL BE $10,000. THE FULL PURCHASE PRICE PAID TO THE SHERIFF WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE, AND UNLESS PAID WITHIN EIGHT (8) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT THE RATE OF TEN (10%) PER CENT UNTIL PAID, AND ON FAILURE TO DO SO, THE PURCHASER, SHALL BE ADJUDGED IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff of Shelby County THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN D. CLUNK, CO., LPA John D. Clunk #0005376 Ted A. Humbert #0022307 Timothy R. Billick #0010390 Robert R. Hoose #0074544 4500 Courthouse Blvd, #400, Stow OH 44224 PH: 330-436-0300 FAX: 330-436-0301 Apr. 3, 10, 17 2379213


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925 Public Notices LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given by the Board of Zoning Appeals of McLean Township, Shelby County, and Ohio. That on the Thursday April 11, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. there will be a public hearing at McLean Township Hall, Ft. Loramie, and Ohio. The purpose of this hering is to consider and decide the appeal of Clifton Perryman 12029 Lotus Rd. Minster, Ohio 45865. Wherein he is asking for a fifteen foot front yard setback in lieu of twenty foot. The property is located at 12029 Lotus Rd. Minster, Ohio 45865 McLean Township and Shelby County. The board of Zoning Appeals, McLean Township, Shelby County, Ohio. Kenneth Meyer, Chairman of Zoning Appeals Board. Apr. 3

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925 Public Notices 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 within 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 Apr. 3 2380276

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 11681 REVISED CODE SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 11CV000066 The State of Ohio, Shelby County Chase Home Finance LLC, Plaintiff - vs Kevin D. Wagnild, et al., Defendant In pursuance of a Fifth Pluries Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the Second floor lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, on Wednesday, the 24th day of April, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND AT THE SHELBY COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 110 North Street, Russia, Ohio PROPERTY OWNER: Kevin D. Wagnild and Ashley B. Wagnild PRIOR DEED REFERENCE: OR Book 1560, Page 427 PP#: 24-24-14-179-004 Said Premises Appraised at $70,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of this amount. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. Cannot be sold for less than 2/3rds of the appraised value. 10% of purchase price down on day of sale, cash or certified check, balance on confirmation of sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio REIMER, ARNOVITZ, CHERNEK & JEFFREY CO., L.P.A. By: Richard J. LaCivita (Reg. #0072368) Attorneys for Plaintiff Apr. 3, 10, 17




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SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 12 CV 000094 The State of Ohio, Shelby County JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Larry J. Beard, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above named county, on Wednesday, the 24th day of April, 2013 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and City of Sidney, to wit: Situated in the County of Shelby, In the State of Ohio and in the City of Sidney, and bounded and described as follows: Being Lot Number 3080, Fielding Heights Subdivision in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio; The plat of said lots being recorded as Instrument #39033 in Plat Book 5, Page 49 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio, and subject to all easements, conditions and restrictions of record. Said Premises Located at 847 Merri Lane, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $75,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Andrew C. Clark, Attorney Apr. 3, 10, 17 2379080


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Reds’ Ludwick needs shoulder surgery CINCINNATI (AP) —Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick tore cartilage in his right shoulder while sliding into third base during the season opener and will need surgery, leaving the defending NL Central champi- Ludwick ons without one of their main run producers for an uncertain period. The team didn’t project how long Ludwick will be out. Ludwick dislocated his right shoulder on a headfirst slide in the third inning of Cincinnati’s 3-1, 13-inning

loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. He said the shoulder popped out when his hand caught on the dirt. An MRI on Tuesday — the team’s day off — found the torn cartilage. He’ll have surgery on Wednesday. The Reds plan to put him on the 15-day disabled list and replace him on the roster before the second game of their series against the Angels. It’s a significant setback for the Reds, who relied on Ludwick’s right-handed hitting to balance left-handers Joey Votto and Jay Bruce in the middle of the lineup. Ludwick batted cleanup, between Votto and Bruce.

His value to the team was evident when they gave him a two-year, $15 million dollar deal to stay last December, one of several moves to keep the defending division champions intact for another playoff run. The 34-year-old outfielder was a key component in their championship season. After Votto went down with torn knee cartilage that caused him to miss 48 games, Ludwick became the Reds’ top run producer. He batted .340 with 12 homers and 36 RBIs while Votto recuperated. Ludwick also led the team with three homers during a five-game series loss to San

Francisco in the opening round of the playoffs. Overall, he batted .275 with 26 homers and 80 RBIs in 125 games last season, including 107 starts in left field. Chris Heisey took over for Ludwick after he got hurt on Monday. Heisey started 80 games in the outfield last season and batted .265 with seven homers and 31 RBIs. Manager Dusty Baker was noncommittal after the game when asked if Heisey would take over the starting job in left field. Baker will have to juggle his lineup to try to make up for the loss of Ludwick’s right-handed production. “There’s quite a few things

that go into that equation,” Baker said. “We’ll see.” The Reds were generally healthy last season, when they won their second division title in three years. The back end of the bullpen was wiped out by injuries during spring training, but all five starters made it through the regular season without having to miss a game because of injury. Votto’s injury was the most significant to a starting position player. Now, they’re down one player after one game. “It’s disheartening,” Baker said. “We’ve done so well the last couple of years with injuries.”

Defending champs open with 20-3 win over Russia RUSSIA — Two-time defending Division IV state champion Minster got the 2013 season off to a big start as the Wildcats invaded Russia and routed a good Raider squad 20-3 in non-league high school baseball action Tuesday. Minster sprayed 15 hits around the Russia diamond and eight of them were doubles. “The wind was blowing out, but nobody got a ball up in the air,” said Minster coach Mike Wiss. “All the doubles were solid hits.” Adam Niemeyer went the first three innings and blanked the Raiders to get the victory. He was also 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles. Andrew Knapke was also 3-for-4 with two doubles for the Wildcats, Devon Poeppelman was SDN Photos/Todd B. Acker 2-for-3 with two doubles, and HALEY HORSTMAN of New Knoxville clears a hurdle during Ethan Wolf and Clay Brown both had doubles. the Joe Ward Invitational at Sidney High School Tuesday. For Russia, leadoff hitter Trevor Sherman had two hits, both doubles.

Russia, girls Sidney boys take team titles Annual Joe Ward Invitational

Russia’s girls and Sidney’s boys were the team champions in the annual Joe Ward Invitational Tuesday at Sidney. Russia had 172.5 points and was led by Emily Borchers, who showed her versatility by winning the 800 and 1600 runs, the high jump and running on the first-place 3200 relay team. Russia also won the 1600 relay and got firsts from Lauren Francis in the 100 hurdles, and Lauren Heaton in the 400 dash. For Sidney, Kaitlyn Davis won the 100, Morgan White the discus, and Bria Foy the shot put. Sidney also won the 400 relay. New Knoxville’s Haley Horstman won the 300 hurdles and was second in the 100 hurdles, and Cassie Boyle won the 3200 run. On the boys side, Sidney had 144.5 to edge Tecumseh with 129. Sidney’s wins came from Andre Spillers in the shot put, the 800 relay team, the 3200 relay team, the 400 relay team, Jared Tangemen in the 1600, and Jake Selanders in the 300 hurdles. Tangeman also ran on the 3200 relay team. Lehman High’s Justin Stewart won both the 100 and 200 dashes, and teammate Brad Montgomery won the discus. New Knoxville’s Andrew Mackie won the 400 dash, just ahead of Lehman’s Stewart. NOTE: Look for the complete results of the Joe Ward Invitational in Thursday’s paper.

The linescore: Minster ....................440 48_20 15 2 Russia ......................000 21_ 3 4 3 Niemeyer (WP), Brown (4), Poeppelman (4) and Wolf; N. Francis (LP), Daniel (3), McCarty (4), Young (5) and Tebbe. Records: Minster 1-0, Russia 1-1.


Redskins lose 3-0 in season opener FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie was blanked by perennial power Coldwater in non-league high school baseball action Tuesday, 3-0. It was Loramie’s season opener. Coldwater is now 1-1. The Cavaliers broke a scoreless tie with a run in the third and two more in the fourth, and that was enough as Loramie managed just three hits off two Coldwater hurlers. All three came from the bat of Arron Boerger, one being a double. Kramer singled and doubled for Coldwater. EMILY BORCHERS of Russia runs her leg of the 3200 relay during the Joe Ward Invitational at Sidney Tuesday. Borchers won three individual events.

ANDRE SPILLERS of Sidney won the shot put at the Joe Ward Invitational Tuesday.

The linescore: Coldwater ...............001 200 0_3 8 1 Loramie...................000 000 0_0 3 0 Thobe (WP), Sellhorst (7)_ and Kramer; Frilling (LP), Rittenhouse (5) and Kitzmiller. Records: Loramie 0-1, Coldwater 1-1.


Anna drops second straight COVINGTON — Anna fell to 0-2 on the season after a 63 setback in non-league baseball at Covington Tuesday. The Rockets scored a run in the first, but Covington got all six of its runs in the first three innings. For Anna, Carter Bensman had a good day at the plate, going 3-for-4. Dustin Poeppelman had an RBI double for the Rockets. Angle pitched a four-hitter for Covington and struck out eight. Leer and Deeter both singled and doubled for the Buccs. The linescore: Anna........................100 002 0_3 4 2 Covington................321 000 x_6 6 1 Berning (LP), Cummings (3) and Doseck; Angle and Deeter. Records: Anna 0-2, Covington 30.


Cavs win second straight BOTKINS — Freshman Nate Bosway had a big day on the mound and at the plate to lead the Lehman Cavaliers to a 7-4 victory over Botkins in non-league baseball Tuesday. Bosway went the distance, striking out six and walking two, and had two hits and two runs batted in at the plate. Also getting two hits and two RBIs was Cole Proffitt, while Greg Spearman had two hits and scored three times, and AJ Hemmelgarn and Max Schutt had two hits. For Botkins, Alex Roberts had three hits and Nick Okuley two, one being a two-run single. “Nate got his first varsity win and did a good job,” said

Lehman coach Dave King. “Botkins had a big second inning but we committed both our errors in that innng. But to his credit, Nate settled dwn and started getting his breaking ball over.” The linescore: Lehman.................104 201 0_7 11 2 Botkins..................040 000 0_4 7 0 Bosway (WP) and Schutt; Dietz (LP), Roberts (67) and Greve. Records: Lehman 2-0, Botkins 02.

—— Versailles rolls to easy win VERSAILLES — The Versailles Tigers went to 2-0 on the year with an easy 16-1 rout of Franklin-Monroe in non-league action Tuesday. The Tigers led 5-1 after four innings, then plated 11 runs in the bottom of the fifth to end it. Nick Moorman and Mike Davidson had two hits apiece for the Tigers, with Moorman and Mike Rutschilling both driving in two runs. Rutschilling had a triple, Davidson two doubles, and Craig Langenkamp, Kyle Niekamp, Jace Barga and Lee Ruhenkamp all doubled once. The linescore: F-M...........................100 00_ 1 2 4 Versailles .............140 0(11)_16 11 1 WP: Richard. Records: Versailles 2-0.


Riverside loses to Bradford DEGRAFF — The Riverside Pirates fell to 1-3 with a 5-1 loss to Bradford in nonleague baseball Tuesday. The Railroaders took advantage of four Riverside errors and scored all five of its runs in the first three innings. Dalton Bollinger had double for one of Riverside’s three hits. The linescore: Bradford................104 000 0_5 10 0 Riverside...............000 001 0_1 3 4 Wysong (WP), Barga (7) and Cline; Roof, Bollinger (3), Kelsey (6) and Bollinger. Records: Riverside 1-3.

Lady Cavs open with 16-7 win BOTKINS — Lehman opened girls softball play with a 16-7 win over Botkins in non-league action here Tuesday. The Lady Cavs finished with 19 hits and had five players with three or more. Brooke Jones led the way, going 5-for-5 with a triple. Lindsay Bundy had two doubles and a triple, Andrea Thobe two singles and a triple, Ava Schmitz and Julia Harrelson had three hits each, Ellie Waldsmith singled and tripled and Erica Paulus had two hits. Erin Place had three hits for Botkins and Jill Schneider singled and tripled. The linescore: Lehman...............311 511 4_16 19 2 Botkins................100 022 2_ 7 7 3 WP: Bundy; LP: Dietz Records: Lehman 1-0, Botkins 02.

Russia goes 2-0 RUSSIA — Russia went to 2-0 on the year with an 18-3 victory over Fort Recovery in girls softball Tuesday. The Lady Raiders scored 16 times in the first three innings. Heidi Petty was 3-for-3, Olivia Monnin doubled and homered and scored four times, Emily Fairchild singled and tripled and drove in five runs, Sara Young had two doubles and Carrie Petty had two singles for the Lady Raiders.

girls softball. The Lady Wildcats managed only four hits, one being a triple by Nikki Holthaus. The linescore: Houston ..................001 000 0_1 4 6 Piqua .......................232 200 x_9 8 1 WP: Piatt; LP: New Records: Houston 1-1, Piqua 4-0.


Minster blanked CELINA — Minster was shut out 14-0 by Celina in non-league softball Tuesday. Th Lady Wildcats, now 0-1, managed just four singles in the game.

The linescore: The linescore: Fort Recovery ..........000 03_ 3 4 8 Minster ..............................000 00_ 0 Russia ......................745 2x_18 14 2 Celina.................................365 00_14 WP: Young; LP: Homan Records: Minster 0-1. Records: Russia 2-0, Fort Recovery 0-2.


Houston loses first PIQUA — Houston saw its record evened at 1-1 after a 91 loss to 4-0 Piqua Tuesday in


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12 teams finish with double-figure wins Sidney 8th grade — The Sidney 8th grade girls had an outstanding season under coach Dave King, finishing with a 13-3 record, including an 8-1 mark in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North, which earned the Junior Lady Jackets a tie for first place. “It was a good group to work with,” said King. “They worked hard and performed well this season.” The team averaged 40 points a game and allowed just 25. Team members: Bates, Mackenzie Keaton Eilert, Hannah Fogt, Paige Graham, Braxtyn Lee, Kiara Miller, Hayley Powers, Kennadie Steinke, Celena Taborn and Jenna Foster Wheeler. The team was coached by Dave King. 7th grade — The Sidney 7th grade girls finished with a final mark of 7-12 this season, the wins coming over Springfield, Trotwood, Greenville and Fairborn. “This team showed real heart and determination through the season,” said Kevin Turner, the coach. “The team’s improvement throughout the year, culminating in a tournament win, is a testament to the hard work and effort they put forth in improving their skills during each and every practice. I have no doubt that if they continue improving their skills they will contribute greatly to the Sidney girls basketball program.” members: Team Jada Rowland, Claire Busse, Kristen Brunwick, Kayli Smith, Trista Taylor, Emma Dahlinghaus, Kisten Sparks, Jada Lee, Maddie White, Lauren Baker and Regan Carey. The team was coached by Kevin Turner.

Botkins 8th grade — The Botkins 8th grade finished with a 3-13 record, starting off the season with a lot of health concerns. “We had our work cut out for us at the beginning with only four players healthy and one recovering from knee surgery,” said coach Carly Stiger. “Our first few games were definitely a learning experience. We had to face some tough teams like Fairlawn and Minster, and the girls had to get used to playing the entire game without a sub. As the season went on, they certainly improved. From these girls’ 7th grade season, they have won more games, come much closer to the opponents’

score and greatly improved their stamina from playing the whole game. “Jenna Pitts was our leading scorer, seeming to always find a way to the basket,” she continued. “Casey Woodall, our tallest player, vastly improved her shots under the basket, and Mikayla Place was a great hustler and a good free throw shooter. Paige Oakley was another great hustler who never wanted to come out of the game. “I’m very proud of what our girls accomplished, she added. “And I look forward to seeing them at the next level. Each of them has the potential, skill and love of the game to succeed at that level.” 7th grade — The Botkins 7th grade girls had an up-and-down season and finished at 510. “We had many close games and were a much improved team throughout the season,” said the coach, Andy Schneider. “The girls learned and developed as individuals and worked hard, encouraged each other and had never-give-up attitudes that helped them improve as a team.” Team members (7th and 8th): 8th grade, Mikayla Place, Paige Oakley, Jenna Pitts and Casey Woodall; 7th grade, Brooklyn Flora, Sarah Bergman, Olivia Ewry, Hannah Bailey, Paige Lane, Alexis Veand Danielle horn Schneider. Coaches: 8th grade, Carly Stiger; 7th grade, Andy Schneider.

New Knoxville 7th grade — The New Knoxville 7th grade girls finished the season at 4-13 this year. Team members: Audrey Stachler, Sydney Greer, Abby Maggi, Caitlin Lammers, Alli Katterheinrich, Faith Homan, Makenna Luedke, Addy Farley, Brittany Bambauer. The team was coached by Jess Henschen 8th grade — The Knoxville 8th grade girls finished with a winning record this season, posting a final mark of 9-8. Team members: Kenzie Schroer, Ashlyn Miller, Jenna Schwieterman, Ashley Scott, Brianna Jurosic, Courtney Piehl, Jadyn Lauth, Kayla Jaynes and Emily Ott. The team was coached by Dennis Henschen.

Russia 8th grade — The Russia 8th grade girls had an outstanding season, finishing 15-3 and capping off the campaign by winning the County tournament title. The team had just seven players. “The girls showed an increase in their skill level as the season went along and displayed a lot of growth in understand-

Miller okay after hit COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Braxton Miller took a shot to the ribs for the second time in a week but Ohio State’s Heisman Trophy candidate finished practice Tuesday and Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said the junior was fine. The Big Ten’s player of the year in 2012 was hit on an option pitch by defensive end Noah Spence even though

Miller was wearing a black (for no contact) jersey. Miller stayed down for several minutes. As backup Kenny Guiton replaced him, Miller confronted some defensive players on the sideline before being restrained by teammates. Miller was held out of three series before returning to practice in preparation for the spring game on April 13.

ing the game,” said coach Craig Borchers. Team members: Maria Herron, Tiffany Hatcher, Shae Goubeaux, Maddie Borchers, Christina Gaerke, Katie Swartz and Rachel York. The team was coached by Craig Borchers. 7th grade — The Russia 7th grade girls finished with a 12-5 record this season. members: Team Vanessa Ford, Lauren Monnin, Kylee Sherman, Claudia Counts, Maddie Moorman, Cameo Wilson, Lexi Monnin, Becky Pinchot, Whitney Pleiman, Emily Bohman and Grace Saunders

The team was coached by Tim Cummings. 7th grade — The Fairlawn 7th grade also had an excellent season, finishing with a 10-5 record. “The girls worked extremely hard all year and improved throughout,” said coach Todd Heckman. “And they had a tremendous attitude the entire season. It was a wonderful group to coach and be around.” Team members: Carrie Nuss, Megan Brautigam, Regan DeMotte, Cassie Sayre, Melodee Stanley and Lauren Weinschenk. The team was coached by Todd Heckman.

Fort Loramie

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8th grade — The Fort Loramie 8th grade girls finished with a 126 record and tied Jackson Center for the County regular-season title. They went on to finish runner-up in the County tournament. Team members: Sara Stang, Reyan Frey, Megan Maurer, Kaitlyn Luebke, Aliya Holdheide, Taylor Boerger, Hunter Barga, Caleigh Barhorst and Regan Middendorf. The team was coached by Mike Anthony. 7th grade — The Fort Loramie 7th grade had an outstanding season, finishing with a 153 record and capping it off by winning the County tournament. The girls were second in the County during the regular season. Ashley Holthaus led the team in scoring with 192 points and Hattie Meyer was second with 104. Defense was a big part of the success as the team allowed just 22.4 points per game. Team members: Heather Eilerman, Maxine Siegel, Lily York, Ruhenkamp, Grace Sophia Albers, Danielle Poeppelman, Brooke Raterman, Hattie Meyer, Gabriel Olberding, Abby Holthaus, Megan Holthaus and Morgan Courtney. The team was coached by Bill Courtney.

8th grade — The 8th grade junior Lady Cardinals finished with a 9-8 overall record, including a 5-3 mark in the Midwest Athletic Conference. They averaged 33 points per game and gave up 30, and the top scorer was Rosie Westerbeck at 15.3 points per game. Team members: Jenna Broerman, Logan Wells, Kelli Maurer, Maddy Moeller, Sophie Fox, Brianna Arling, Rosie Westerbeck and Amanda Brown. The team was coached by Burt Fiser. 7th grade — The New Bremen 7th grade girls finished the season with a 5-12 mark, including a 3-6 record in the Midwest Athletic Conference. Team members: Paige Jones, Emily Bertke, Mykayla Truman, Jane Homan, Ashley Bowers, Grace Fear and Cassie Albers. The team was coached by Greg Maurer.

Fairlawn 8th grade — The Fairlawn 8th grade girls finished an excellent season with a 12-5 record, including 3-3 in the County. “The girls were a joy to be around the entire season and improved tremendously from the first day of practice until the end of the season,” said coach Tim Cummings. “It was a great season that ended with a tough loss in County tournament play to Fort Loramie. It was just a pleasure to coach these young ladies.” Team members: Audrey Francis, Whitney Tyler, Sara King, Katie Bensman, Kaitlin Morrison, Madison Hussey and Ashley Weigandt.

Jackson Center 8th grade — The JC 8th grade girls had an excellent year, finishing 13-4 and losing only one County game in the semifinals of the tournament. “Our girls really grew over the year and stayed committed to winning as an outcome of doing the right things and building their core skills,” said coach Tony Meyer. “They enjoy one another and make coaching a lot of fun. They’ve done a nice job using their junior high years as preparation for success at the high school level.” Team members: Casey Copeland, Kamryn Elchert, Christen Ware, Vanessa Winner, Camryn Hoehne, Meranda Hickey and Cassie Meyer. The team was coached by Tony Meyer. 7th grade — The JC 7th grade girls also had a good year, finishing with an 11-5 record. “These girls had a very good season,” said coach Rhonda Burch. “They worked really hard all season to improve their basketball

skills and there is a lot of talent in this group. I am positive that these girls will just keep getting better and better over the next few years. I had a lot of fun coaching them and they were a joy to work with.” Team members: Brianna Davis, Kennadie Reese, Haley Rogers, Angel Kittle, Dailyn Shaffer, Conner Pipke, Madilyn Platfoot and Olivia Clark. The team was coached by Rhonda Burch.

Anna 8th grade — The Anna 8th grade girls finished with a 7-9 record and was 3-3 in the County. “The team made significant improvement as the season progressed, winning five of their last seven games,” said coach Randy Huber. “The improvements made by the girls during the season will benefit them at the high school level next year. I congratulate this group for all the effort they put into the season.” members: Team Kennedy Glover, Kelsey Meyer, Olivia Maurer, Sarah Foltz, Leona Roe, Grace Ontrop, Audrey Barhorst, Brook Gaydosh, Alisha Holzapple, Allison McCummons, Claire Spicer, Melyssa Homan and Peyton Hennessey. The team was coached by Randy Huber. 7th grade — The Anna 8th grade girls had an impressive year, going 6-0 in the County in regular-season play, taking runner-up in the County tournament, and finishing 15-3 overall. Team members: Ashley Heitkamp, Abby Gaydosh, Ashley Landis, Macey Richard, Bailey Luthman, Mackenzie Scully, Gracen Rogers, Ally Bertke, Macey Huelskamp, Emma Stephanie Freytag, Esser and Emily Aufderhaar. The team was coached by Mike Homan.

Minster 8th grade — The Minster 8th grade girls basketball team finished with a 13-6 record and won the Midwest Athletic Conference tournament championship. Team members: Lisa Borges, Hayley Baumer, Jordyn Heitbrink, Morgan Pohl, Leah Brandewie, Lindsay Roetgerman, Paige Purdy, Amanda Winner, Ali Borgerding, Sarah Huwer and Savanah Luthman. The team was coached by Greg Berning. 7th grade — The Minster 7th grade girls also had an excellent season, finishing with a

13-5 record. Team members: Grace Butler, Alli Fischer, Regan Wuebker, Hannah Koenig, Pilar Slonkosky, Taylor Kogge, Emma Schmiesing, Emma Goodwin, Kendra Thien, Cassie Francis, Rebecca Lemkuhl, Abby Brown, Paige Thobe and Jenna Nixon. The team was coached by Sandy Beyke.

Houston 8th grade — The Houston 8th grade had some close games but was unable to finish in a 1-14 campaign. “The team had several close games but were not able to hang on for the win,” said coach Louie Mertz. “They worked hard throughout the season even though it didn’t show in the win column. But they improved and are looking forward to next year.” Team members: Kara Maier, Ali Smith, Emma Mertz, Brittany Timmerman, Sierra Hecht, Audrey Kittle, Kaytlyn Riffell, and Jenna Jarrett. The team was coached by Louie Mertz. 7th grade — The Houston 7th grade girls finished the season with a 5-10 mark. Sarah Monnier led the team in scoring at 9.7 points per game. “The girls played very well toward the end of the season,” said coach Brent New. “They greatly improved, especially in their defensive play.” Team members: Morgan Ely, Lauren Brubaker, Chare JefDeWitt, fries, Ailia Sierra Harrison, Melissa Compton and Lauren Dilullo. The team was coached by Brent New.

Riverside The Riverside junior high girls team finished with a 2-11 record. The team played well defensively, allowing just 19 points per game. “It was a young team that fought hard all season,” said coach Gregg Johnson. Team members: Kristin Davidson, Ashley Plank, Helena Faulder, Marissa Davis, Kierstyn Severt, Alexis Snow, Irene Recinos, Gracie Hawson, Ashten Hines and Kaiya Anderson. The team was coached by Greg Johnson.

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Jackets open season SPORTS IN BRIEF Browns release LB Gocong with doubleheader sweep

The linescore: First game: Riverside .......000 000_ 0 5 5 Sidney ...........400 231_10 8 2 Guthrie (LP), Roof (5) and Bollinger; Echols and Lochard. Second game: Riverside ....105 300 1_10 9 5 Sidney ......004 503 x_12 11 2 Niswonger, Daniels (5) (LP) and Bollinger; Lauth, Penley (4), Lochard (5) (WP) and Grey. Records: Sidney 2-0.


Pirates win first DEGRAFF — Riverside notched its first win of the season Monday, routing Ansonia 17-1 in non-league play. The Pirates were led by Dustin Proffitt, who had a double, a home run and drove in three. He also scored three times. Dalton Bollinger tripled and drove in three, Tanner Lane doubled and drove in two, and Landon Kelsey had two hits and stole two bases. The linescore: Ansonia ...........100 00_ 1 3 5 Riverside .........427 4x_17 9 4

WEEKEND, MONDAY Earick (LP) and Muir; Herron and Bollinger. Records: Riverside 1-2.


Cavs win 14-4 Lehman roughed up Newton in a 14-4 verdict in high school baseball action on Monday. The Cavaliers scored nine times in the first three innings in the season opener, and after Newton rallied for four in the top of the fifth, the Cavs struck for five in the bottom of the inning to end it right there. Cole Proffitt had two hits including a double and drove in two, AJ Hemmelgarn had a tworun single and four RBIs in all, Greg Spearman doubled and scored three times, Andrew Gilardi doubled, Drew Westerheide doubled and drove in two and Nate Bosway had two RBIs. For Newton, Courtney doubled and drove in two, and Hussong and Welbaum both doubled. The linescore: Newton ..........000 04_ 4 5 2 Lehman .........423 05_14 10 0 Alexander (LP), Swartz (2), Courtney (4) and Roller; Hemmelgarn (WP), Arnold (5), Spearman (5) and Proffitt. Records: Lehman 1-0, Newton 0-1.


Jets rally to beat Anna ANNA — Fairlawn plated three runs in the top of the seventh to come from behind and beat the Anna Rockets 4-2 in County baseball action Monday in the season opener for both teams. The Jets, 1-0, trailed 2-1 after Anna plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth. But they got key RBI hits from Brad Caudill and Jacob Marvin to highlight a three-run seventh. The Rockets got an

excellent pitching effort from starter Josh Robinson, who had eight strikeouts in five innings. For Anna, Dustin Poeppelman had an RBI double and Carter Bensman and RBI single, both in the fifth inning. Seth Bishop was 2for-2 for the Jets, and Caudill, in addition to his go-ahead hit in the seventh, had nine strikeouts over the first five innings. The linescore: Fairlawn.......001 000 3_4 5 2 Anna.............000 020 0_2 4 1 Caudill, Morrison (6) (WP), Marvin (7) (S) and Rogers; Robinson, Showalter (6) (LP), Zimpfer (7) and Doseck. Records: Fairlawn 1-0, Anna 0-1.


JC tops Houston

2-for-3 and drove in two runs, Cole McEldowney was 2-for-4 and Bailey Francis was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a double. Evan Dietz doubled for Botkins. The linescore: Russia ..........100 601 1_8 8 0 Botkins.........000 001 0_1 3 3 Francis (WP), Gariety (7) and Magoto; Miller (LP), Hoying (4) and Grieve. Records: Russia 1-0, Botkins 0-1.


Tigers win 8-7 ARCANUM — Versailles plated the goahead run in the top of the sixth and made it stand up for an 8-7 victory over Arcanum in the season opener Monday. The Tigers were led by Damien Richard with three doubles, while Mitch Gigandet, Jace Barga, Lee Ruhenkamp and Jake Wenning all doubled also. Ruhenkamp and Dan Borchers had two hits apiece and Wenning drove in three runs.

The linescore: Russia ...........250 30_10 10 3 Botkins..........000 00_ 0 1 3 WP: Young; LP: Dietz. Records: Russia 1-0, Botkins 0-1.


Houston wins 29-0 JACKSON CENTER — Houston pounded Jackson Center 29-0 in its softball opener Monday. Houston freshman Kayla New pitched a five-inning no-hitter for the Lady Wildcats. Nikki Holthaus had a triple, three singles and six RBIs to lead Houston, Micalah Hensley doubled and drove in

MONDAY two, Macey Stang and Hannah Trent both had two hits and three RBIs, with one of Trent’s hits being a double, Tayor Willoughby drove in three runs and Madison Schaffner had a double. The linescore: Houston ....70(11) 65_29 17 1 Jackson ........000 00_ 0 0 2 WP: New; LP: Fogt. Records: Houston 1-0, Jackson Center 0-1.


Anna wins 16-6 ANNA — Anna was tied 6-6 with Fairlawn after the Lady Jets scored five times in the top of the third. But the Lady Rockets plated eight in the bottom of the inning and went on to win 16-6 in five innings in girls County softball Monday. Anna got three hits from Chloe Egbert and two each from Allison Harris, Jule Gephart and Alexis Phillips. Amanda Rickert had four stolen bases. For Fairlawn, Megan Dudgeon and singled and doubled and Kayli Strunk had a triple. The linescore: Fairlawn.........105 00_ 6 8 4

Chuck Fairbanks dies at 79

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Anna...............248 11_16 13 0 WP: Keener; LP: Fogt Records: Anna 1-0, Fairlawn 0-1.

Two of Comer’s hits were doubles, and Wietholter and Taylor Goins also had doubles. —— Davis pitched Riverside sweeps allJessica seven for Riverside, URBANA — Riverstriking out four and side swept a pair of walking four while givgames from Urbana to ing up seven hits. start the girls softball The linescores: season Saturday, taking First game: the first game 6-4 and Riverside ......100 310 1_6 6 5 Urbana .........120 100 0_4 6 3 the second 9-3. WP: Wietholter; LP: Shanc. The Lady Pirates got Second game: two hits from Chelsea Riverside ..034 002 0—3 11 2 Giles in the first game, Urbana .....000 300 0—3 7 4 two RBIs from Taylor WP: Davis; LP: Stuart Nichols and Taylor An• On Monday, Riverderson, a double from side made it three in a Anderson and a triple row with a 3-2 thriller from Nichols. over Ansonia to go to 3-0 Christyn Wietholter on the year. pitched the distance for Nichols had a double Riverside, allowing six for the Lady Pirates. Wietholter went all hits and four runs, just two earned. She fanned seven innings and allowed just two hits for two and walked three. In the nightcap, Riverside. She struck out Riverside scored three seven and walked two. The linescore: times in the third and Riverside........................3 6 3 four times in the fourth Ansonia .......001 010 0_2 2 2 to put it away early. WP: Wietholter; LP: Fisher The Lady Pirates Records: Riverside 3-0, sprayed 11 hits around Ansonia 0-1. the diamond, with Wietholter, Heather Comer and Anderson getting two the apiece. Comer drove in three runs and Wietholter on and Anderson two apiece.

Sidney falls, Lehman wins in boys tennis The Sidney High boys opened the tennis season Monday with a 4-1 loss to Celina. The Jackets got a victory from Frank Enyart at third singles by a 6-2, 6-1 score. At first singles, Dan Temple lost 6-1, 6-2 and at second singles, Jacob Colley lost 6-0, 6-1. Both doubles teams

also came up short. The junior varsity team beat Celina 3-0. Noah Richardson and Alex Wells won 8-2, Drew Vondenheuvel and Trevor Thompson won 8-0 and Brandon Adkins and Tyler Elmore won 8-1.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders. The Cardinals gave up a conditional seventh-round 2014 draft pick and swapped one of their sixth-round picks this year for Oakland’s seventhround selection. Palmer reworked his contract as part of his move to the desert, agreeing to a two-year deal worth up to $20 million, with $10 million guaranteed. Palmer The 33-year-old Palmer put up big numbers with the Raiders last season but the production didn’t translate into sufficient wins. In 15 games in 2012, Palmer threw for 4,018 yards, becoming the second quarterback in Raiders history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a season. He threw for 22 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.

JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center scored six times in the bottom of the first and went on to run-rule the Houston Wildcats 14-4 in County baseball action Monday. The linescore: Joey Frye pitched a Arcanum ....201 202 0_7 9 1 two-hitter and struck out Versailles ...052 001 x_8 11 5 WP: Niekamp seven for the Tigers, and Records: Versailles 1-0, also scored three runs. Arcanum 0-1. Alex Meyer had a —— double and drove in OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chuck Fairbanks, loses opener NB three for the Tigers, and who coached Heisman Trophy winner Steve Owens BREMEN — NEW for Houston, Tyler Davis at Oklahoma and spent six seasons as had a double and two Not much went right for coach of the New England Patriots, the New Bremen CardiRBIs. died Tuesday in Arizona after battling nals in their seaThe linescore: brain cancer. He was 79. Houston...........030 10_ 4 2 4 sonopener as they losdt Oklahoma said in a news release Loramie...........633 11_14 6 2 21-0 to Bradford. Pence ((LP), Roberts (3) and that Fairbanks died in the Phoenix Bremen pitchers Riffell; Frye and Meyer. of Scottsdale. suburb Records: Jackson Center couldn’t find the plate, “He was a special coach, he was a 15 walks. issuing 1-0, Houston 1-2. special friend,” said Owens, one of five The linescore: —— Bradford..........325 83_21 0 0 winners for Oklahoma after Russia wins 8-3 Bremen ...........000 00_ 0 3 5 Fairbanks Heisman rushing for 1,523 yards and 23 touchWP: Leer; LP: Bertke BOTKINS — Russia downs in 1969. “As a player, he made me better on —— got a solid pitching perthe field. He was a tough coach, but he was a fair NK loses 8-3 formance from Treg coach.” COVINGTON — New Francis in beating Fairbanks was 52-15-1 in six years with the Botkins 8-3 in County Knoxville lost to CovingSooners, including an Orange Bowl victory his first ton 8-3 in the season baseball Monday. season and consecutive Sugar Bowls wins in 1971Francis struck out opener Monday. 72 before taking over the Patriots. He won 46 For the Rangers, Jake seven and allowed just games for New England, a franchise record at the three hits in going the Allen struck out eight time. first six for the Raiders. and also had a double. Covington is 2-0. Trevor Sherman was

Lady Raiders open with 10-0 win BOTKINS — The Russia Lady Raiders opened the softball season with a 10-0 blanking of Botkins in Shelby County League play Monday. The Lady Raiders got a one-hit pitching performance from Sara Young, who went all five innings and fanned four. Alexa Counts had three hits and scored twice for Russia, Taylor Borchers had two RBIs and scored twice, and Olivia Monnin was 3-for3, drove in four runs and scored twice.

Palmer trade to Cardinals

At first singles, Pierce Bennett won 6-1, 6-0, at second singles Sam Dean lost to Jason Freewalt 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, and at third singles, Josh West won 6-4, 6-4. At first doubles, Mitchell Shroyer and Lehman wins 4-1 Noah Dunn won 6-1, 6-1, Lehman also opened and at second doubles, Monday and won 4-1 Riley Pickrell and Louis Gaier won 6-3 6-1. over St. Marys.

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — There’s a new contest where people can enter to win the 2013 Official Pace Car at Michigan International Speedway. Organizers on Tuesday announced details of the MI Pace Car Sweepstakes, which culminates with the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR race at the Brooklyn track. The speedway, Ford Motor Co., the state’s “Pure Michigan” tourism campaign and Quicken Loans are teaming up on the effort. This year’s pace car will be a plug-in hybrid called the Ford Fusion Energi. It's expected to be on the track for the Quicken Loans 400 on June 16 and the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 18. Online entries must be submitted by July 31 at 11:59 p.m. EDT to be eligible to win the car. Fans may also enter at the track.

Smith named at Texas Tech LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Tubby Smith’s time at Texas Tech has begun. Texas Tech is counting on Smith to bring the same touch he’s used to revive other programs. Texas Tech hasn’t had a winning conference record since 2006-07 and it finished 19-43 overall the past two seasons, including a 4-32 mark in the Big 12. Tech last went to the NCAA tournament in 2007, Bob Knight's final full season in Lubbock. Smith won a national title and five Southeastern Conference championships in 10 years with Kentucky before leaving for Minnesota in 2007. Smith has also taken Tulsa and Georgia to the round of 16.

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Sidney opened its first baseball season under coach Bill Shoffner Saturday with a sweep of Riverside at home. The Jackets won the first game 10-0 and the nightcap in a slugfest 12-10. In the first game, Connor Echols struck out eight in pitching a fivehitter for the Jackets. Kaleb Dotson had a double and drove in two runs, Ryan Penley had a double, and Bobby Benshoff had a hit, two RBIs and walked three times. Sammy Niswonger and Brian Fishbaugh added doubles. In the second game, Echols was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and Dotson was 2-for-3 with a double. For Riverside, Kelsey was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Daniels had two hits and drove in two and Greene had two hits.

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have released linebacker Chris Gocong and safety Usama Young. They also signed placekicker Brandon Bogotay on Tuesday. Gocong was expected to bolster the linebacking corps when he was acquired in 2010 from Philadelphia, and he did start 32 games. But he missed last season with a torn right Achilles tendon, and with a new defensive alignment under coach Rob Chudzinski and coordinator Ray Horton, Gocong was considered expendable. Young was signed as a free agent in 2011. In two seasons with the team he had 19 starts, 118 tackles and four interceptions. Bogotay kicked at Georgia for three seasons as a backup to Blair Walsh, who is now with the Vikings.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Estate planning seminar set Local attorney Ralph Keister will speak at an estate planning seminar sponsored by four local foundations. The free seminar will be held April 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, 300 E. Parkwood St. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with light refreshments available. To reserve a seat, call the Community Foundation office at 497-7800. RSVPs may also be emailed to by April 10. The event is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Shelby County, the Lehman Catholic High School Foundation, the SidneyShelby County YMCA Foundation and the Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation. Keister, an attorney for more than 40 years, specializes in tax and estate planning. He is a partner with Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister and Shenk, a legal professional association in Sidney. His presentation will cover topics including new laws affecting your estate, what comprises an estate, important documents helpful in the event of future disability, common forms of planning such as wills and trusts, and the consequences to a family if no will is prepared. Attendees will have time at the end of the presentation to ask general questions on the topics covered. The sponsoring foundations are providing the seminar as a community service. The Gift Planners Digest reports that seven out of 10 people die without preparing a will, including people of all income and education levels. The local foundations are working together to encourage residents to create a plan to help themselves and their loved ones.

Prenger graduates from UD MINSTER — Paige Prenger, daughter of Ed and Kathy Prenger, of Minster, graduated magna cum laude on Dec. 15 from the University of Dayton. Prenger, a 2009 graduate of Minster High School, will continue her studies at Ohio University, Athens, in the doctorate program for physical therapy.


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Monnin ends rewarding career in banking Russia resident retires after 40 years BY TOM MILLHOUSE On April 1, 1973, Mike Monnin stepped into the world of banking for the first time. Forty years later to the day, Monnin wrapped up his career in banking this week. Between those two dates were four decades of rewarding service to area residents that the lifelong Russia resident will never forget. Monnin, 62, stepped down earlier this week as area market president of Chase Bank. He was honored Monday with a reception for his dedicated service to the Shelby County area.

Sparked interest A marketing major at Wright State University, Monnin said he hadn’t given much thought to a career in banking until he spoke with on-campus recruiters from financial institutions. Since the recruiters sparked his interest in the profession, Monnin decided to get some advice from his local banker. It just so happened that the bank had an opening. “He said they had an opening and asked me if I was interested,” Monnin recalled. “I said yes. I was at the right place and the right time.” That first position as assistant manager at the Russia branch of Citizens Baughman Bank (as the For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg bank was known at the CHASE BANKING Center Manager Karen Luthman, of Rustime) proved to be the first sia, talks with Sidney Chase Bank President Mike Monnin, of of many positions Monnin Russia. Monnin has retired after 40 years with the bank. held as he advanced his career through the years. them be successful,” he said, perience and look for ways Branch manager to help customers deal with noting that many of the Three years later, Monnin businesses were started financial problems. “It made became branch manager. In from scratch by local entreme stretch as a banker,” he 1977, Monnin became man- preneurs. said. ager of the bank’s real estate Without hesitation, MonAn athlete at his alma department and relocated to mater Russia High School, nin said the biggest change the downtown Sidney office. Monnin said like sports, over his 40 years in banking Two years later, Monnin be- starting a business takes has been rapid advances in came business banker, a po- teamwork. technology. sition he held until 1998 When Monnin became a “You need to develop a when he took on additional group of people you can rely banker in 1973, typewriters responsibility of market on,” he said, noting the busi- could be found throughout president for Bank One Sid- ness team includes account- offices and the mainframe ney and then Chase Bank in ants, bankers, insurance computer “filled half the sec2004. ond floor” of the downtown agents and others. Monnin said his career in ‘Really boomed’ Sidney office. banking has been very fulMonnin said he’s seen the ‘Amazing’ filling. Shelby County flourish since “It’s amazing what com“It has been a career of the early 1980s. “When puters can do today,” he said. tremendous satisfaction in Honda came in 1984, things “You can take a photo of a several ways,” he said. “Over really boomed after that. check on your phone to make the years, we’ve had excelThe growth of Sidney and a deposit.” lent employees and bank di- Shelby County has been exIn his early years in rectors and that is why the ceptional.” banking, customers came bank has been successful,” In contrast to boom times, into the office or the driveMonnin said, adding that there also have been difficult through to transact busihe’s also enjoyed working periods in banking when the ness. “The need to come into with bank customers during economy struggled, such as the bank today is much difhis tenure. during the past several ferent with online banking Much of Monnin’s career years. and ATM machines,” he said, was spent working with “It’s difficult when you see although some customers local businesses. customers struggling who still prefer to do their bank“I have customers I have never struggled in the past,” ing in person. “For the young worked with for 25 or 30 he said. Monnin explained family on the move, they years and I get a high level that the difficult times also don’t have time to come into of satisfaction in helping forced him to rely on his ex- the bank.”

Monnin said today many people come to the bank today by appointment to get advice on retirement and other financial issues. “The bank provides financial planning to fit the needs of people, depending on what stage in life they are in,” he said. In addition to new technology, the local bank itself has changed over the years. When Monnin joined the bank in 1973 it was Citizens Baughman National Bank. The local bank became affiliated with First Bank in 1974, but continued to operate locally. It became Bank One in 1979 and in 2004, the bank became part of JP Morgan Chase.

Name changes The name changes haven’t presented a problem, Monnin said. “It’s not the name on the building people care about, it’s the people inside the building.” Monnin has been active in his hometown of Russia, Sidney and Shelby County over the years. He served 12 years on the Russia Board of Education. His other service has included being chairman of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and campaign chairman of the Shelby County United Way. He’s also been active in the West Ohio Development Council, Community Improvement Corporation, Sidney Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus and St. Remy Catholic Church. He and his wife, Connie, have two grown children, Brent Monnin and Stacey Grieshop, as well as three grandchildren and another on the way. Monnin said he never wanted to move to a larger community. “It’s been a great place to raise a family,” he said of Russia.

Praised teachers He also praised the support he received from teachers while he was in high school, noting government teacher Jon Heffner, business teacher Ed Vincent and basketball coach Roger Eckenwiler strongly encouraged him to pursue a college degree Monnin’s retirement plans call for spending more time with his family, giving back to the community through volunteer and church work, and playing golf. He also plans to do more traveling, particularly taking in the sights out West, like the Grand Canyon and the Badlands. Monnin said he and his wife also would like to take an Alaskan cruise and visit Rome, including seeing St. Peter’s Basilica.

Career Center offers enrichment courses PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division announced the beginning of registration for Spring Term Enrichment Courses. The training is intended for those with little or no experience in stained glass or digital photography. The Stained Glass series will be taught by local artisan Lisa Seger of Cloud Nine Creations in Covington. Seger will introduce the basics of cutting, grinding, copper foiling and soldering. Classes will be held Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., April 22 through May 20. The cost of the class is $110 plus supplies. Registrations will be accepted through April 16.

Digital Photography for Beginners will be taught by professional photographer, Brad Van Tilburgh, of Sidney. In this course students will learn the orientation of camera controls and receive an overview of critical settings such as flash, white balance, ISO, focus and exposure. Van Tilburgh also provides an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and gives instruction on how to share images with family and friends. The Digital Photography series will operate Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15 through May 2, from 7 to 9 p.m.. The cost is $74 and must be paid upon registration. Participants are asked to supply their own digital SLR camera

and USB drive. A supplies list will be provided at the time of registration or may be obtained online at st.html. Other short-term enrichment courses offered through the Career Center are American Sign Language, Cake Decorating, Learn to Draw with Confidence, Still Life in Oils, Upholstery and U.S. Constitution for Adults and Teens. Contact Annette Paulus at (800) 589-6963 or email to register or for more information.

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