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Sidney woman half way to weight goal • There are journeys in life that help you create a whole new picture in the mirror. A Sidney woman is half way to her goal of losing weight. 7

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Rosetta Bowling • Robert F. Christy • Helen Pauline Deal Riffell • Ellen “Annie” Bertke • Grace Irene Zimpfer

INDEX Amish Cook ..........................6 City, County records..............2 Classified .......................13-16 Comics................................11 Hints from Heloise.................6 Horoscope ..........................11 Localife ..............................6-7 Nation/World.........................5 Obituaries..............................3 Russia/Houston ....................8 Sports............................17-19 State news ............................4 ’Tween 12 and 20 .................3 Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Roach ........12

TODAY’S THOUGHT “Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.” — President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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Those April showers … … bring weather ‘whoa’ to county In March it was snow that caused assorted problems for Shelby County residents and now the problem precipitation of another form — rain — that posed problems for some motorists Wednesday and Thursday as high water signs were posted on several roads. The heaviest rain fell in northern Shelby County. Mark Wiss, operations engineer with the Shelby County Engineer’s Office, said about 3 inches of rain fell in the northern portions of the county Wednesday and early Thursday, leading to minor flooding on county roads. Wiss said by late Thursday morning the signs had been removed. By contrast, Sidney only had 1 1/2 inches of rain during the same period, according to Gary Clough, Sidney assistant city manager and public works director. “We’re doing good,” Clough said Thursday. He said pumps had been turned on as a precautionary measure. A storm that rolled through Shelby County late Wednesday afternoon, causing a power outage in Botkins and some reports of hail. Botkins Police Chief Tom Glass said the outage lasted about three hours after power lines went down due to high winds. There is a slight chance of rain for today and Saturday.

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A SPEED warning sign takes on new meaning surrounded by water in the yard of a home on Botkins Road near its intersection with Ohio 29 Thursday. The minor flooding was caused by heavy rains that swept through the area Wednesday. Flood prone areas around the Great Miami River have also been affected.

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ST. MARYS — A child’s image of a hospital can be frightening, not knowing what is going to happen. Studies prove that children who are prepared prior to a hospitalization respond much better to treatment and adapt more positively to the experience. “Make Believe Hospital” was created to alleviate some of the fears and negative fantasies about a hospital visit. During the one-hour program presented at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital kindergarten students visit simulated hospital rooms and interact with hospital personnel and equipment. See HOSPITAL/Page 10

SWANDERS — Spring’s first major thunderstorm did not keep away a large crowd that filled the Franklin Township building Wednesday night to explore the possibility of creating a regional rescue squad or a combined regional fire and rescue service. A consultant gave a presentation but no decision was made and no dates were set for further meetings on the subject. In attendance were rescue chiefs and volunteers, fire personnel, local officials and members of the public. The event opened with Jackson Center Village Administrator Bruce Metz explaining that See SERVICE/Page 10

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Sidney Hall of Honor celebrating 20th induction Dr. Clyde Fisher, Hall of Honor 2002, is known as the “Father of American Astronomy.” His colleague and friend was noted physicist Dr. Albert Einstein. Fisher is an example of Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor members who achieved greatness elsewhere after attending the Sidney City Schools or a predecessor system. Many other honorees remained in this area to make a difference here. The Hall of

Honor is proud to embrace both types of inductees along with non-graduates who have made a positive impact on the Sidney City Schools. About 85 percent of the Hall of Honor is comprised of SHS graduates. The 2013 induction will be held in the Sidney High School auditorium on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. and will honor Photo provided Douglas Millhoff (SHS 1958) and Dr. Bill Ross III (SHS CLYDE FISHER, (left) a member of the Sidney High School 1965). Both the ceremony and Hall of Honor Class of 2002, is shown here with his friend and See HALL/Page 4 colleague Dr. Albert Einstein.

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Police log THURSDAY -4:43 a.m.: assault. A Sidney woman told officers she had been assaulted in a domestic dispute on Forest Street. -1:51 a.m.: criminal damaging. Justina L. Boggs, 236 Jefferson St., reported a person caused an estimated $100 damage to her television. WEDNESDAY -10:15 p.m.: assault. Dustin M. Bryant, 33, of Sidney, reported being assaulted in the 600 block of North Main Avenue. -6:24 p.m.: burglary. Michael Napier, 572 Shie Ave., reported someone broke into his residence and stole two containers of prescription medication. -4:25 p.m.: criminal damaging. Kathy M. Mullins, 1093 Cinnamon Ridge Lane, reported someone damaged a door knob at her residence. Damage was set at $100. -2:51 p.m.: theft. Carl D.Patten, 410 W. Parkwood St., reported someone entered his residence and stole an engagement/wedding band set with small diamonds in the band. Loss was set at $1,600. -1:15 p.m.: break-in. Clarissa J. Beck, 313 E. Court St., Apt. B, reported someone broke

into her apartment and stole a refrigerator valued at $200. Damage to a window was set at $150. -Noon: arrest. Officers arrested Zachary Kessler, no age or address given, on a probation violation. The arrest was made in the 100 block of West Court Street. -11:53 a.m.: theft. Frederick L. Elsass, 2445 Savanna Place, reported $52,000 was taken out of his 401k account without his permission. -11:38 a.m.: criminal damaging. Officers arrested Brandon Sano, 29, at large, for criminal damaging after he allegedly broke a toilet and allowed water to run all night, damaging two apartments at 2360 Wapakoneta Ave. Damage was set at nearly $5,850. -10:02 a.m.: arrest. Officers arrested Steve Manahan, 34, 21592 E. Lane St., Maplewood, on a warrant. The arrest was made in the 100 block of West Court Street. TUESDAY -4:30 p.m.: arrests. John Kraus III, 23, 329 Sycamore Ave., and Trent Branham, 19, 1407 River Bend Blvd., were arrested for theft after they allegedly stole merchandise valued at

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Fire, rescue THURSDAY -5:57 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 2500 block of North Kuther Road. -12:14 a.m.: gas leak. Firefighters were called to 509 Forest St. on a report of gas leak in the residence. WEDNESDAY -10:20 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the intersection of Shelby Street and North Main Avenue. -6:08 p.m.: controlled burn. Firefighters were called to a fire at 3743 Millcreek Road. It was determined the fire was a controlled burn. -4:27 p.m.: open burning. Firefighters responded to 222 S. Walnut Ave. and found open burning, which is not permitted. -1:39 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 600 block of Fourth Avenue. -1:16 p.m. medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of East North Street. -1:15 p.m.: fire alarm. Firefighters were called to 313 E. Court St. on a fire alarm. It was determined to be a false alarm.

Vectren reminds customers to call before they dig DAYTON — With the arrival of spring and April being National Safe Digging Month, Vectren is reminding Dayton-region residents who are planning to dig in the yard, tear down a building, or engage in any other earth-moving activity, to call the Ohio Utilities Protection Service at 811 or (800) 362-2764 at least two full working days in advance. By calling 811, residents can have underground utility lines in the work area located and identified at no cost. “Spring projects such as landscaping, installing a fence or major home improvements often bring an increase in accidental and potentially dangerous encounters with underground facilities,” said Colleen Ryan, president of Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio. “We urge everyone planning these

excavation activities to call OUPS at least two full working days before beginning a project. It’s a simple call that can help avoid serious accidents and a significant financial burden associated with repairing the damaged lines.” Locating underground facilities prior to digging is mandated under Ohio law. If residents fail to contact OUPS, proceed with an unmarked dig, and strike an underground facility, they will be responsible for the damage and costs to repair. In the event a gas line has been struck or ruptured outside of a home or business, residents are reminded of the following: • Leave the area of the gas leak, as well as areas where the odor of gas is noticeable, immediately. • Do not attempt to re-

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Sheriff’s log THURSDAY -12:36 p.m.: high water. It was reported that Wells Road was closed in the 9000 block of Wells Road because of high water. Similar reports were received earlier on Wenger, Amsterdam, the intersection of Botkins and H a r d i n - Wa p a k o n e t a Roads, and Roettger Road. WEDNESDAY -3:36 p.m.: theft. Leonard Gephart, of Arizona, told deputies a relative stole his property that was being stored at

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RECORD another relative’s house on the second floor of the in Jackson Township. Budget Host Inn, 505 E. State St., Botkins, but the call was canceled when it was determined the alarm was an acciTHURSDAY -4:57 a.m.: car fire. dent. -6:06 p.m.: lines The Lockington Fire Dedown. The Botkins Fire partment was called to Department responded the 10000 block of Cothe 500 block of East to manche Drive on a reState Street on a report port of a car on fire. -12:22 a.m.: medical. of utility lines being The Anna Rescue Squad down. -6:02 p.m.: barn fire. responded to the 400 block of North Main The Houston Fire Department responded to Street in Botkins. 3743 Millcreek Road on WEDNESDAY -8:27 p.m.: acciden- a report of a barn fire. tal alarm. The Botkins There was no barn fire Fire Department was when crews arrived on notified of a possible fire the scene.

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MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Wednesday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller sentenced Jamie Wilburn, 20, 232 Pike St., to 30 days in jail on an attempted complicity charge, which was amended from complicity. Ten days of the jail were sussentence pended. Wilburn also was fined $200 and $138 court costs. • Steve A. Manahan, 21592 E. Lane St., Maplewood, was sentenced to 20 days in jail and was fined $150 and $138 costs on a disorderly conduct charge, which was amended from assault. Ten days of the sentence were suspended. • David E. Greve, 43, 19285 Kentner Road, Botkins, was fined $150 and $111 costs on a disorderly conduct charge, which was amended from domestic violence. • Shelbi Brandyberry, 26, 1666 Children’s Home Road, was sen-

tenced to 20 days in jail and fined $150 and $138 costs on an attempted theft charge, which was amended from theft. Ten days of the jail term were suspended. • Diomedes S. Cavazos, 30, 207 N. Pomeroy Ave., was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $150 and $132 costs on a charge of failure to comply with a police officer. Eight days of the jail were sussentence pended and he was given credit for 12 days served. He also was sentenced to 40 days in jail and fined $600 and $124.50 costs on a driving under the influence charge. He was given credit for 20 days served. Driving in marked lanes and seatbelt violations were dismissed. • Sherri E. Boyd, no age given, 413 S. West Ave., was ordered to pay $114 court costs and two charges of failure to pay city income tax were dismissed. She paid

the taxes. • John D. Boyd, no age given 413 S. West Ave., was ordered to pay $114 court costs and two charges of failure to pay city income tax were dismissed. He paid the taxes. • Patsy A. Love-Fogt, 54, 716 S. Ohio Ave., was sentenced to 150 days in jail and fined $850 on a driving under the influence charge. She was fined $150 costs on a driving under suspension, judgment suspended charge, and a lighted lights violation was dismissed. • Lawrence Daniel, 21, 412 S. Ohio Ave., was fined $30 and $86 costs on a seatbelt violation. • Zachary Sebastian Fitchpatrick, 18, 612 N. Main Ave., was ordered to pay $128 costs and a failure to stop after an accident charge was dismissed. He was fined $25 and $10 costs on a failure to control/weaving violation.

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Rosetta Bowling

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PIQUA — Rosetta Bowling, 82, of Piqua, passed away Thursday morning, April 11, 2013, at Upper Valley medical Center, Funeral arrangements are pending at Cromes Funeral Home, Sidney.

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PIQUA — Helen Pauline Deal Riffell, 95, of Piqua, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 11:04 a.m. in Piqua Manor. Born on Aug. 21, 1917, in St. Paris, Helen was a daughter of the late Ira Vernie and Mabel (Cost) Deal. She married John J. Riffell on Dec. 30, 1933, in Indiana and he preceded her in death in April 1962. She is survived by seven daughters and one son: Virginia Pennington, of Kettering, John (Ruth) Riffell, of Sidney, Donna Pauline (Nevin) Elleman, of Troy, Barbara (Bob) Helm, of Tipp City, Shirley Morrow, of Parker City, Ind., and Sandy (Dean) Easterling, of Troy, Janet (David Michael) Bowers, of Easley, S.C., Annette (Gregg) Miller; of Piqua and a daugther-in-law Jean Riffell of Casstown. She was a proud grandmother to 23 grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; and 22 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Anna Henderson, of Piqua, a sister-in-law Faith Imy Deal, of Sidney; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her par-

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Grace Irene Zimpfer JACKSON — CENTER Grace Irene Zimpfer, 86, of Jackson Center, went to be with Our Lord in Heaven at 11:48 a.m. Wed nesday peacefully at her home. Her family surrounded her for many weeks prior to her passing and had many special moments with her and those special talks will remain with her husband, daughters, grandchildren, and special friends forever. Grace was born Nov. 5, 1926, to the late Ella Davis and Herbert Regula. At 5 years of age she lost her father and Ella later married John Davis Sr. on April 22, 1953. Grace married her sweetheart “Jake” Robert Zimpfer. They met in the church choir loft as young adults at Grace Lutheran Church where they later married. Grace and Jake would have celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 25. As children growing up we saw such a faithful and very sweet love. Grace is survived by her husband and her daughters Peggy and John Hall, of Bellefontaine, Sandy and Paul Roach, of Sidney, and Jody Zimpfer Keith of Jackson Center. Preceding Grace in death was her son, David Zimpfer. Grandma Grace had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and had many cookie baking days with them. Brad and Heather Hall, Becky and Andrea Roach, and Blake and Courtney Zimpfer were extremely blessed to have Grandma Grace as a part of their lives. Grace also had two great-grandchildren, Aaron and Daniel Hall. Grace had three

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brothers. Kenny Regula is her sole surviving brother. Edison Regula and John Davis Jr. preceded her in death. Grace was a retired secretary of G&R Farm Service of Jackson Center. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she served on the council, was a Sunday School teacher and past member of women of the church. Grace and Jake also were Luther League advisors for many years. As a couple they attended Sunday School and church every Sunday. Jake and Grace were very active in the community. They attended many high school sporting events and loved the Jackson Center Tigers. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 14, at Grace Lutheran Church from 3 to 7 p.m. Pastor Kent Hollis will officiate a celebration of her life on Monday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, 607 S. Main St., Jackson Center, or Wilson Home Health Care and Hospice, 1083 Fairington Drive, Sidney 45365. Hospice was so very caring to Grace and her family. Mary and Stephanie and the entire staff blessed us in so many ways. Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Jackson Center, assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.edsfh.com.

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Ellen ‘Annie’ Bertke M A R I A STEIN — Ellen “Annie” Bertke, 88, of Maria Stein, died W e d n e s d a y, April 10, 2013, Mercer at County Community Hospital, Coldwater. She was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Chickasaw, to the late John and Mary (Eyink) Wenning. On Sept. 4, 1943, she married Ralph F. Bertke, and he died Jan. 3, 1973. She is survived by 12 children, Bob and Barb Bertke, of Pioneer, Pat and Ken Bensman, of New Bremen, Bev and John Froning, of Lake City, Tenn., Tom and Kathy Bertke, of Celina, Karen Schulze, of Minster, Fred and Gerri Bertke, of New Knoxville, Joan and Mark Baumer, of Coldwater, Joyce and Pat Berger, of Coldwater, Connie and Eric Seger, of Ft. Loramie, Virgil and Jane Bertke, of St. Marys, Pam and Jim Simon, of Troy and Randy and Kim Bertke of Franklin, N.C.; 44 grandchildren; 76 greatgrandchildren; and five g r e a t - g r e a t grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Fred Schulze; three grandchildren two great-

grandchildren; and brothers ;sisters, and Wilburt Wenning, Hilda We n n i n g , Arthur WenLuella ning, Kitzmiller, Raymond Wenning, Ralph Wenning and Dorothy Uhlenhake. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Maria Stein, Uniform Rank Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. John, and Maria Stein Senior Citizens. She was an avid card player, enjoyed bowling and bingo, and made rosaries for the missions. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Precious Blood Catholic Church, Chickasaw, with the Rev. Fr. Tom Brenberger officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Maria Stein. Friends may call today from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater. Memorials may be made to CA Industries, Celina. Condolences may be left at the funeral home’s w e b s i t e hogenkampfh.com.

Stop covering for your friend WALDR. around her parLACE: I’m 16 ents’ strict rules, and so is my closimplicating you est friend, Maria. in the deception. We have been All you get is a ever confriends guilty since we were in science and the first grade tochance to go to gether. My the movies mother and fa’Tween alone, while she ther are excel- 12 & 20 and Kevin have lent parents. their surreptiDr. Robert They don’t let me tious date. Wallace do everything I know you’re that I want to do, simply trying to but they do give me the help your friend have a freedom to make most of normal social life, but this my own decisions. way is not acceptable. Maria’s parents are very Maria and you need to strict. They don’t allow have a talk. Maria needs her to date or even to to understand that she have a boyfriend. She is a has to find a different way beautiful girl, but they to get together with her don’t allow her to wear boyfriend if she wants to clothes that are in style. continue sneaking behind Tight jeans, low-cut jeans her mother’s back. and low-cut shirts are not permitted. DR. WALLACE: I’m Maria and Kevin are a 19 years old, 5 feet, 5 “couple” at school. Kevin inches tall and weigh 123 is active in school activi- pounds. I thought that I ties (politics, athletics, had the perfect weight for drama) while Maria does my height, but my nothing, but she attracts boyfriend of six weeks guys because she is beau- doesn’t think so. He said tiful and has a beautiful that he wants me down to body hidden under her a svelte 113 pounds. At clothing. first I thought he was kidMaria’s parents allow ding, but he continues to her to come to my house harp that I’m 10 pounds on a Friday or Saturday overweight. When we go night. That’s when she out to eat, which isn’t and I go to a movie that is often, he does my orderapproved by her parents ing, and it’s always lowor to a school function. calorie, low-fat foods. Now comes the sticky My friends and family problem. My parents take think I have a great figMaria and me to all ure, but not my boyfriend. movies and activities. But I like this guy except for when we go to a movie or his stupid demand about function, Kevin is notified losing 10 pounds. How and he shows up and he should I handle my proband Maria take off in his lem? —Rosa, Houston, car and are gone for a lit- Tex. tle over an hour. She alROSA: It’s time to lay ways returns before the down the law with your function ends. So far she control-freak boyfriend. has never been late, He has no business dethank goodness. manding that you lose The thing that bothers weight and certainly no my conscience is that her right to order your meals parents like and trust me for you. The next time he and when Maria takes off rudely crosses that line, with Kevin, I feel some- tell him to mind his own what responsible. What business. If this doesn’t do you think? —Name- put him in his place, less, Miami, Fla. make it your last date NAMELESS: This is with him. You deserve a indeed a sticky situation. boyfriend who accepts Maria is using you to get you for who you are.


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Logan County Backers rally in Columbus man indicted BELLEFONTAINE — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Thursday that a Logan County man was indicted on 17 charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two female victims. Robert Wintersteller, 44, was arraigned in Logan County Common Pleas Court this afternoon on four felony counts of rape, four felony counts of sexual battery, six felony counts of gross sexual imposition, and one felony count of importuning. He was also indicted on one misdemeanor charge of domestic violence and one misdemeanor charge of intimidation of a crime victim. Some of the crimes date back to the early 1990s.

"This man sexually assaulted these victims repeatedly over a period of two decades, and we fear that they are not the only ones," said Attorney General DeWine. "There could be other victims who are now adults, and we urge anyone with additional into come formation forward so that we can prosecute this suspect to the fullest extent." Wintersteller pleaded not guilty to the charges. A judge set his bond at $250,000. Anyone with additional information regarding the suspect should contact the Logan County Sheriff's Office at 937-592-5731. The Attorney General's Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting the case.

HALL a gymnasium reception are public events. Following are some interesting compilations from 20 induction classes and 107 members. • The oldest member, William Covill (HoH 2005), would be approximately 160 years older than the youngest, Dr. Mari Kohri (SHS 1991, HoH 2012). • School systems merged into the Sidney City Schools also have eligibility. Dr. Clyde Fisher (Orange Township 1892, HoH 2002) is the lone current example. Fisher graduated from the eighth grade at Orange which did not have a high school until joining Sidney. • The 1927 SHS graduating class has produced three inductees and all became pillars in the growth of both the Sidney Daily News and its former parent, Amos Press. They include J. Oliver Amos (HoH 1994), Cecil Watkins (1998) and William Amos (1999). • Most prolific graduating classes ... SHS 1949 now leads the way with five inductees. Right behind with four are 1941, 1943, 1955, 1959, and 1965. Nine other classes have seen three members selected. • By decade ... The 10 graduating classes of the 1940's have produced 24 honorees, followed by the 1960's with 21. Only the 1940's have Hall of Honor members from all ten graduating classes. • Fourteen year streak ... All 14 graduating classes from 1937-50 have at least one Hall of Honor member. America’s “Greatest Generation” is reflected locally by this distinction. • Nobel Prize winner ... Dr. Paul Lauterbur (SHS 1947) developed the MRI diagnostic process. He won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2003, eight years after his Hall of Honor designation. • Parent and child ... Cecil Watkins (SHS 1927, HoH 1998) and Tom Watkins (SHS 1950, HoH 2008). Harold McDermott (HoH 1996) and Roger

From Page 1 McDermott (SHS 1958, HoH 2009). William Ross Jr. (SHS 1940, HoH 1994) and Dave Ross (SHS 1972, HoH 2010) and Dr. Bill Ross III (SHS 1965, HoH 2013). J. Richard Henke (SHS 1942, HoH 2001) and Brad Henke (SHS 1980, HoH 2011). • Siblings ... Three of brothers. sets William Milligan (SHS 1941, HoH 1994) and Patrick Milligan (SHS 1946, HoH 1999). Jack VanFossen (SHS 1955, HoH 1995) and Gary VanFossen (SHS 1954, HoH 2001). Dave Ross (SHS 1972, HoH 2010) and Dr. Bill Ross, III (SHS 1965, HoH 2013). • Husband and wife ... Jim and Doris (Davis) Abbott both graduated in 1962 and were honored together in 2006 for their amazing humanitarian work as foster parents to over 80 mostly special needs children. • Committee service ... Former SHS Principal Greg Johnson was an original committee member whose valued participation lasted a record 13 consecutive years (1993-2006). • Central figure ... Retired Sidney High English teacher Shearl Edler was a charter member of the committee and also returned for an additional term. In between, he was elected to the Hall of Honor in 1998. He taught about a third of the Hall’s current membership and was instrumental in many of those nominations. He was also involved in successfully nominating a number of teaching and administrative colleagues. Edler continues to assist the committee from his home near St. Marys. The Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor began as the brainchild of then Superintendent Lew Blackford, inspired by a similar program in the Fairborn City Schools. Two decades later it’s a cornerstone of the Sidney City Schools and an inspiration to current students, consistent with its Mission Statement.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Susan Bennett can’t get treatment for her skin cancer because she’s uninsured, unemployed and no doctor will see her. Standing in the rain on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse, she asked state lawmakers on Thursday to extend Medicaid coverage, so more low-income Ohioans like herself could get the medical care they need. “I want them to think about the lives they could save, and I would like for

them to choose us — the people — over politics,” said the 52-year-old Bennett, of Columbus. Bennett’s words were greeted with cheers from an estimated 2,500 demonstrators who gripped umbrellas and signs in support of Medicaid expansion at Thursday’s rally on the Capitol lawn. The event follows a decision by Ohio House Republicans to strip the expansion plan from the budget. House Republican

HOSPITAL “Make Believe Hospital” familiarizes children in a relaxed, fun way with what to expect during a hospital stay. Joint Township began offering Make Believe Hospital 24 years ago in 1986. It was offered after several schools called the hospital requesting hospital tours. The actual program guide was ordered from St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center in Lafayette, Ind. Since beginning the program many changes, additions, and improvements have been made. The program is offered through Community Outreach at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. Currently 17 schools participate from Auglaize, Mercer, and Shelby Counties. Nearly 800 kindergarten children and 70 chaperones visited “Make Believe Hospital” this year. “Make Believe Hospital” consists of eight medical stations. These stations include: Admissions At this station the children learn the importance of knowing their name, address, and phone number. They learn the admission procedure and are given an admission bracelet to take home with them. They are shown stuffed animals that the hospital gives them when they are admitted. They are told a story about a family who has an accident and what transpires as they are taken to the hospital for treatment. Toy vehicles with sirens are used to keep the students’ attention. Surgery Students are shown and can lie on a surgical gurney at this

leaders said uncertainty in Washington over rules for the program caused them to drop the expansion, which is backed by GOP Gov. John Kasich. States can opt out of an expanded Medicaid program under the new federal law. If the state chooses to go forward with expansion, roughly 366,000 Ohioans would be eligible for health coverage, beginning in 2014. And the state would see $13 billion from the federal government over the

next seven years to cover those newly eligible. Kasich in February proposed going forward with expansion, contending it was a way for the state to recapture Ohio taxpayers’ federal money to provide medical care for those who were most vulnerable. But many Republican lawmakers are averse to Democratic President Barack Obama’s law and resistant to expanding government programs.

From Page 1 station. They are shown an anesthesia mask and their oxygen level is tested with a pulse ox machine. The nurses at this station are dressed in surgical attire complete with caps and masks. The students are elated when they receive a cap and mask at the end of the presentation. Emergency Room The students learn about cast application at this station. They put on a real arm cast. Often there is fear at having a cast removed. At “Make Believe Hospital” they have the opportunity to actually touch the saw that will remove their cast. Their surprise from the Emergency Room is a pair of gloves. Cardiac Services The students see an actual ultrasound of the heart. They use stethoscopes to listen to each other’s heartbeat. There is a heart model that opens to view the inner parts of the heart. They pass this around and actually touch heart valves. They get to take home an actual EKG electrode. Pulmonary Services and Pediatrics JTDMH employees do a demonstration of blood pressure and intravenous feeding on an anatomically correct doll, named Sadie, the pretend pediatric patient. The students get to experience an actual saline breathing treatment. They try oxygen masks and sit in a croup tent. The students are also introduced to their body parts as Sadie’s velcro parts open to show all of her internal organs. Students are given colorful stickers at this station.

Laboratory Here the students meet Snavely the snake — the tourniquet applied to their arm in order to draw blood. They experience the tourniquet, the cold feel and smell of alcohol on their skin. They learn about their blood and the good things it does for their bodies. They learn about the microscope and how it helps to study their blood. They get special band-aids to take home from this station. Radiology This is probably one of their favorite stations, especially since it includes Mr. Bones, a full human skeleton that they are able to touch. Also, at this booth they see x-rays of the skull, ribs, foot, hands, and spine. They view films of broken bones, a nail in a foot, a quarter in a stomach, and twin babies before birth. They love guessing what each picture is. Healthy Lifestyles With childhood obesity on the rise, JTDMH felt compelled to address this issue at Make Believe Hospital. At this station we discuss healthy food choices as well as promoting physical activity. Employees end the presentation with participation in a “Bean Bag” game with bean bags in the shapes of vegetables and fruits. The students are divided into groups of 10 and spend seven minutes at each station. They are free to touch and ask questions during each presentation. Staff members present their talks as many as 33 times in five hours. The event was held at the hospital Thursday, today and Monday.

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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2013. There are 263 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 12, 1963, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested and jailed in Birmingham, Ala., charged with contempt of court and parading without a permit. (During his time behind bars, King wrote his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”; he was released on bond on April 20.) On this date: • In 1606, England’s King James I decreed the design of the original Union Flag, which combined the flags of England and Scotland. • In 1861, the American Civil War began as Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. • In 1862, Union volunteers stole a Confederate locomotive near Marietta, Ga., and headed toward Chattanooga, Tenn., on a mission to sabotage as much of the rail line as they could; the raiders were caught. • In 1877, the catcher’s mask was first used in a baseball game by James Tyng of Harvard in a game against the Lynn Live Oaks. • In 1912, Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, died in Glen Echo, Md., at age 90. • In 1934, “Tender Is the Night,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published in book form after being serialized in Scribner’s Magazine. • In 1945, President Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Ga., at age 63; he was succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman. • In 1955, the Salk vaccine against polio was declared safe and effective. • In 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to fly in space, orbiting the earth once before making a safe landing. • In 1981, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral on its first test flight. Former world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis died in Las Vegas, Nev., at age 66. • In 1983, Chicagoans went to the polls to elect Harold Washington the city’s first black mayor. • In 1985, Sen. Jake Garn, R-Utah, became the first sitting member of Congress to fly in space as the shuttle Discovery lifted off.

OUT OF THE BLUE Dough mixed with dog doo HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man whose 12year-old golden retriever ate five $100 bills hopes to be reimbursed by the federal government. Wayne Klinkel tells the Independent Record that his dog Sundance ate the bills while he and his wife were on a road trip to visit their daughter. Klinkel says he carefully picked through the dog’s droppings, and his daughter recovered more when snow melted. He says he washed the remnants of the bills and taped them together and sent them to the Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing with an explanation of what happened. The bureau’s website says an “experienced mutilated currency examiner” will determine if at least 51 percent of a bill is present and eligible for reimbursement. The process can take up to two years.

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Gun control bill clears first hurdle in Senate WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ most serious guncontrol effort in years cleared its first hurdle Thursday as the Senate pushed past conservatives’ attempted blockade under the teary gaze of families of victims of December’s Connecticut school shootings. The bipartisan 68-31 vote rebuffed an effort to keep debate from even starting, giving an early victory — and perhaps political momentum — to President Barack Obama and his gun control allies. Four months after 20

first-graders and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown were killed, relatives watching the vote from a gallery overlooking the Senate floor dabbed at tears and clasped hands, some seeming to pray. Even so, few supporters of the legislation are confident of victory. Several weeks of emotional, unpredictable Senate debate lie ahead, and a mix of gun-rights amendments, opposition from the National Rifle Association and skepticism from House Republican leaders leave big questions

about what will emerge from Congress. Foes of the proposed new restrictions say they would penalize law-abiding citizens and do nothing to curb gun violence. “The hard work starts now,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who brought the legislation to the floor for debate. Still, in a Congress marked by a notable lack of cooperation between Democrats and Republicans, Thursday’s vote was one of several displays of unusual rapport across party lines.

Hagel: Job not to cut heart out of Pentagon WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel rejected the suggestion that President Barack Obama tapped him to “cut the heart out of the Pentagon,” pointedly reminding lawmakers Thursday that Congress approved the smaller, deficit-driven military budgets long before he took the job. Faced with a $487 billion budget cut over a decade, Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Pentagon had no choice in drawing up the politically un-

popular reductions in the president’s proposed $526.6 billion budget for next year. The blueprint calls for another round of domestic base closures, higher health care fees for retirees and their dependents, and a smaller pay raise for personnel. Dempsey cast the choice as between a well-compensated force and the readiness of the nation’s war fighters. Cost-conscious lawmakers have clamored for fiscal austerity in a period of trilliondollar deficits, but often balk when the cuts hit military

bases in their home states or affect powerful veterans’ groups. That disconnect was on stark display during the nearly four hours the Pentagon leaders testified before the House Armed Services Committee. In one exchange, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, questioned Hagel on what his role is — managing the decline in defense spending or warning of the dangers of military cuts. “There is a widespread view that you were brought into the Pentagon to cut defense,” Thornberry told Hagel.

NKorea hints it will launch missile PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hinting at a missile launch, North Korea delivered a fresh round of war rhetoric Thursday with claims it has “powerful striking means” on standby. Seoul and Washington speculated that it is preparing to test-fire a missile designed to be capable of reaching the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. The latest rhetoric came as new U.S. intelligence was revealed showing North Korea is now probably capable of arming a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead. On the streets of Pyongyang, North Koreans shifted into party mode as they celebrated the anniversary of leader Kim Jong Un’s appointment to the country’s top party post — one in a slew of titles collected a year ago in the months after his father Kim Jong Il’s death. But while there was calm in Pyongyang, there was condemnation in London, where foreign ministers from the Group of Eight nations slammed North Korea for “aggressive rhetoric” that they warned would only further isolate the impoverished, tightly controlled nation.

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Army chaplain honored President Barack Obama stands with Ray Kapaun, nephew of Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun, U.S. Army, as he awards the Medal of Honor posthumously to Chaplain Kapaun in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday,. Chaplain Kapaun will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his extraordinary heroism while serving with the 3d Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division during combat operations against an armed enemy at Unsan, Korea and as a prisoner of war from November 1-2, 1950.

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Jobless aid applications plummet WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, signaling that the job market might be stronger than March’s weak month of hiring suggested. Applications for unemployment aid dropped 42,000 last week, the Labor Department said Thursday. The decline nearly reversed an increase over the previous three weeks. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose 3,000 to 358,000. The number of unemployment applications has been volatile in the past two weeks largely because of the Easter holiday, a department spokesman said. The timing of the holiday changes from year to year. That makes it hard to adjust for school holidays and other changes that can cause temporary layoffs. Applications had risen two weeks ago to 388,000, the highest level in four months. That spike “appears to have been a false alarm,” Jim O’Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, said in a note to clients. “The report should assuage some of the concerns raised by last week’s weaker-thanexpected data, particularly payrolls.” Employers added only 88,000 jobs in March, the government said last week. That followed four months in which job growth averaged 220,000. Last week’s drop in applications for unemployment aid could signal that hiring is picking up in April. O’Sullivan noted that the average is near its level for the first three months of the year, when job gains averaged 168,000 a month. In March, the unemployment rate fell to a four-year low of 7.6 percent last month, down from 7.7 percent. But the rate fell only because more people stopped looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed. Applications are a proxy for layoffs. The decline in applications signals that companies are laying off fewer workers. Nearly 5.28 million people were receiving unemployment aid in the week that ended March 23, the latest period for which figures are available. That’s about 10,000 fewer than in the previous week. Still, layoffs are only half the equation. Businesses also need to be confident enough in the economic outlook to add more jobs. Companies are posting more open positions but have been slow to fill them. Their reluctance to hire suggests that they are still cautious about the economy. The Labor Department reported earlier this week that companies advertised about 11 percent more job openings in February than in the same month a year earlier. But the number of people hired each month declined over that time.

Post office retreats on eliminating Saturday mail WASHINGTON (AP) — The financially beleaguered Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery, conceding Wednesday that its gamble to compel congressional approval had failed. With limited options for saving money, the governing board said the agency should reopen negotiations with unions to lower labor costs and consider raising mail prices. Yet the board also said it’s not possible for the Postal Service to meet its goals for reduced spending without altering the delivery schedule. Delaying “responsible changes,” the board said, only makes it more likely that the Postal Service “may become a burden” to taxpayers. Congressional reaction was mixed, mirroring differences that have stalled a needed postal overhaul for some time.

Some lawmakers had urged the agency to forge ahead with its plan, while others had said it lacked the legal authority to do so. The Postal Service said in February that it planned to switch to five-day-a-week deliveries beginning in August for everything except packages as a way to hold down losses. That announcement was risky. The agency was asking Congress to drop from spending legislation the longtime ban on five-day-only delivery. Congress did not do that when it passed a spending measure last month. “By including restrictive language … Congress has prohibited implementation of a new national delivery schedule for mail and package,” according to the board. Disappointed but not want-

ing to disregard the law, the board directed the Postal Service to delay putting in place the new delivery schedule until Congress passes legislation that gives the agency “the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule.” The board made the decision in a closed meeting Tuesday. “This is good news for rural communities, businesses, seniors, veterans and others who depend on consistent and timely delivery of the mail,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders, IVt. But GOP Rep. Darrell Issa of California, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, bemoaned the decision to back away from a “delivery schedule that polling indicates the American people understand

and support.” Postal officials said that to restore the service to long-term financial stability, the agency must have the flexibility to reduce costs and come up with new revenues. “It is not possible for the Postal Service to meet significant cost reduction goals without changing its delivery schedule — any rational analysis of our current financial condition and business options leads to this conclusion,” the board statement said. An independent agency, the service gets no tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control. It lost nearly $16 billion last year — $11.1 billion of that due to a 2006 law Congress passed forcing it to pay into future retiree health benefits, something no other agency does.


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

Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Botkins, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Anna, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon • Women Walking in the Word meets at 1 p.m. at the Mount Zion House of Prayer, 324 Grove St. Use the rear entrance. • The Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., host the Lego Club from 2 to 4 p.m. Advance registration is necessary by calling (937) 773-6753.

Saturday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Saturday Night Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at 6:30 p.m., 10 birds. Program starts at 8 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped and Lewis class. Open to the public. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club, Checkmates, meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Sunday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959.

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Princess Ball next week Little girls who watch their older sisters get ready for the prom don’t have to feel envious this year. They will have their own dance to go to with the best date of all, their fathers or father figures. Gateway Arts Council presents the Princess Ball, a father – daughter dance, on April 19. The event will take place at Lehman High School, 2400 St. Marys Ave., from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for a father with one daughter or $15 for a father with more than one daughter. Tickets are for sale at Ron & Nita’s, Gateway Arts Council office at 216 N. Miami Ave., and at the door. Disc jockeys Tony and Tambra Brown will provide music. Refreshments will be served. This year, in addition to photos for $5, the young princesses will be able to take part in several princess-themed activities. A raffle will feature special items including the grand prize, an American Girl doll, do-

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DADS AND their daughters compete in the Snow White race during the 2012 Gateway Arts Council Princess Ball. The teams had to sweep apples across a course, but the apples weren’t round and wouldn’t roll in straight lines, which made for much merriment during the father/daughter dance. This year’s ball will be April 19. nated by Lisa Alvetro Orthodontics. Proceeds from the Princess Ball help Gateway Arts Council carry out its mission in Shelby County to make art available everywhere, at every time, and for everyone. Gateway fulfills this mission by providing

arts and cultural programming to schools; presenting performances and concerts for children, families and adults throughout the year; providing a year-round art gallery; making grants to other area arts organizations; presenting free concerts; providing musical instruments

to school music students; mounting a major fine art exhibit featuring area artists each year and providing free art activities for children at area festivals and events. For more information, visit www.gatewayartscouncil.org or call 498-2787.

Eichers make summer sausage 5 a.m.: The Susan and Veralarm goes off. I ena leave for get up because S u s a n ’ s daughter Elizababysitting job. beth will leave Since Verena is for her job at the off this week, factory soon. She she is enjoying has been workhelping Susan ing a lot of 10with the chilAmish hour days at the dren. Loretta factory. and Lovina Cook 5:15 a.m.: Lovina Eicher wash dishes Elizabeth’s ride and sweep the is here and she leaves. floors. Joe and I mix up The children are on 100 pounds of hamspring break and my burger and sausage to husband, Joe, is off work make summer sausage. this week. Everyone has We use Dad and Mom’s been taking advantage Canadian summer of their break and sleep- sausage recipe which ing later than usual. I calls for 66 pounds of stay up and read and hamburger, 33 pounds of enjoy the peace and sausage, 5 pounds of quiet. There are not white sugar, 4 pounds of many quiet moments salt, 1/3 pound of black around here this week pepper, and two ounces once everyone is awake. of salt petre. Since we 6:30 a.m.: Joe gets up couldn’t find salt petre, and I make a pot of cof- we asked a local meat fee for us. Joe goes down market for another cure to the basement to add to make summer coal to the stove. I get sausage. We are hoping sausage out of the it will work just as well. freezer to make gravy for We will refrigerate and breakfast. Daughter mix daily for three days Lovina, 8, wants to mix or so and Joe will then up two batches of mys- smoke it in our smoker. tery biscuits so I help My dad would always her. smoke the sausage in a 8 a.m.: Breakfast is smokehouse he had ready, consisting of bis- built. Benjamin, Joseph cuits, sausage gravy, and Kevin are hauling fried eggs, cheese, or- out some manure from ange juice and milk. the barn. 8:30 a.m.: Daughters 12:15 p.m.: We eat a

lunch of sandwiches and vegetable soup. 12:45 p.m.: Benjamin, Kevin and I leave for town. Kevin has a therapy appointment. Benjamin wants to take the cans into the store that he and Joseph collected along the road. The boys collect cans along the roads because here in Michigan, they are worth 10 cents apiece. They have made quite a bit of money doing that and it helps keep the roadsides clean. 4 p.m.: We arrive home from town. I put the groceries away. Benjamin goes out to help Joe and Joseph fix the fences so the chickens can be turned out. They also do the evening chores. 5 p.m.: The three girls are home from their jobs. Susan is out raking the yard, which she enjoys. Verena and Lovina are making egg salad. The children colored 10 dozen eggs for Easter, so this is a good way to use them up. The dandelion greens are not out yet, so we can’t make dandelion green salad with the leftover eggs. 7:30 p.m.: We are finally ready to have supper. On the menu are egg salad sandwiches and I

made rare beef. Rare beef is steak sliced really thin and then, deep fried only a few seconds on each side. If you have your oil really hot and smoking, it will not leave your meat rare. It is very tender if fixed right. We put salt and pepper on each side before we deep fry it. 9:30 p.m.: Everyone is cleaned up and ready to call it a day. God’s blessings to all. MYSTERY BISCUITS No matter how many different biscuit recipes we try, my family thinks these are the best. They are also easy to make and no rolling out the dough. 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon sugar Sift flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Add remaining ingredients. Mix till smooth and drop by tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet or fill 12 muffin tins 2/3 full. Bake 18 to 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

CORRECTION BOTKINS — Botkins Local Schools neglected to include the following names on its most recent honor roll, when the list was sent for publication in the Sidney Daily News: Grade 7: 3.49-3.00: Jamie Carducci and Allison Hatfield. Grade 8: 3.99-3.50: Rachel Creps. 3.49-3.00: Logan Fisher, Garrett Williams, Madison Haught and Isaac Oen. Grade 9: 3.99-3.50: Kassidy Esser. 3:493.00: Katie Skinner, Rebeccca King, Chloe Flora, Ben Aufderhaar, Sarah Knoop, Allison Kohler and Brandon Cotrell. Grade 10: 3.993.50: Sam McCafferty. 3.49-3.00: Alex Adams, Lakota Running Hawk, Malia Prout, Chelci Jones, Hannah Wagner, Eric Egbert, Jacob

Place and Josie Frey. Grade 11: 3.49-3.00: Michaela Dietz, Cameron Middleton, Ryan Case, Shelby Boyd, Andrea Goettemoeller, Preston Running hawk, Elizabeth Morris, Haley Dietz, Austin McGowan and Caleb Will. Grade 12: 3.49-3.00: Lisa Market, Evan Dietz, Eric King, Abby Russell, Andy Egbert, Cameron Greynolds, Felicia Geib.

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Sidney woman half way to weight goal look at myself in the mirror.” For six years, she didn’t look in the mirror. She was in constant pain There are journeys and had no energy. She that take people from became ill. The breaking one location to another. point came in February There are journeys that 2012. increase faith. And there “My blood pressure are journeys that create shot up at 2:30 in the a whole new picture in morning. I should have the mirror. called 911, but I didn’t. Roxanne Johnson, 43, My head was hurting; my heart was racing; I had shortness of breath,” she said. “I got up on the edge of the bed and was rocking back and forth. At 4:30, I had to get up to go to work. I got to the parking lot and at the guard shack, it started again.” She managed to get to a staircase leading to the business’s time clock, sat down and phoned her boss to say she was on site, but wouldn’t be clocking in on time. A few minutes later, she made it to the time clock, punched in, but then had to sit down for another 10 minutes before she could get to her work station. “I worked all that day, but then I made an appointment with Dr. Kimberly Martin,” Johnson said. “She asked me if I wanted to live or die. She suggested pills to suppress my appetite, but I didn’t want to do that. We talked about gastric bypass, but I didn’t want that.” Photo provided challenged Martin AT HER heaviest, photographed here, Roxanne Johnson to lose two Johnson, of Sidney, knew she’d have to do some- pounds in a month and thing about her weight. She has. return to see her for anof Sidney, has completed half of her journey. She has lost 90 pounds and has 84 to go to reach her goal. Already, her life is different. “I have a smile on my face at work. I feel 100 percent better physically and mentally since I lost the weight,” the American Trim employee said. “I feel amazing. I have so much energy now. I can

Student art display in Lima LIMA — The Department of Art at the Ohio State University at Lima hosts the annual student art show through April 22 in the Farmer Family Gallery in Reed Hall. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The exhibition features 130 pieces of student artwork from painting, drawing, two-dimensional design and digital photography courses this academic year. Collectively, the pieces represent 17 different classroom assignments. The 35 photographs in the show were taken as

part of an assignment that is based on the original shooting list distributed to Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographers in the 1930s and 40s. The list outlines each of the subjects that needed to be photographed in order to accurately portray life in a small American town. Each photography student selected one town in west central and northwest Ohio to document in the same spirit as the original FSA photographs. The show is free and open to the public.

other appointment. “I sat in the parking lot, bawling,” the obese woman said. “‘I can’t do it,’ I cried.” But she did do it, eventually. She went on a diet that lasted two weeks and gave up. “But I had a back ache and my feet were hurting so bad,” she said. On May 14, she had had enough. She went to the track at Julia Lamb field and started walking. She cut her calorie intake to 1,200 per day. “I dropped 16 pounds in two weeks,” she said. “Dr. Martin was so proud of me. That was my motivation. I began dropping 16 to 18 pounds a month.” The doctor advised her to vary her calorie intake from 1,200 to 1,600 so her metabolism wouldn’t hit a plateau. She stopped drinking pop and filled her glass with water instead. She chose fruits, vegetables, yogurt and tuna instead of fast food. In October, when it was too cold to walk outside, Johnson joined the Sidney YMCA and began to work with Wellness Center Coordinator Calvin Cooley, a certified personal trainer. “When I joined the Y, I was down 68 pounds. Since then, I’ve dropped another 22 using his workout plan,” she said. She exercises five days each week using a combination of cardiovascular routines and resistance training Nau-

at 7 p.m. • First Presbyterian Church, $2,500 for the Munch Bunch Program. Food is purchased and provided to 139 students weekly in food-insecure homes. The non-perishable food is distributed on Fridays to supplement the child’s diet over the weekend. • Shelby County Libraries, $1,970 to purchase the annual subscription to Optimal Resume. Optimal Resume is a comprehensive, web-based program that allows job seekers to prepare resumes, cover letters, and on-line portfolios. A unique feature allows the job seeker to prac-

PIQUA — The Early Childhood Education Program at Edison Community College will join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) April 15-19 in celebrating the Week of the Young Child. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by NAEYC to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs. The Edison Child Development Center has set up a children’s

tice interviewing techniques with a videobased interview preparation module. This program is available in the Sidney main library as well as all the Shelby County branches. • Sidney-Shelby County Board of Health, $800 for the Help Me Grow Program. Funds will be used to purchase diapers and baby supplies, as well as over the counter medicines and lice shampoo. The Shelby County United Way Special Project Grant Program provides nonprofit organizations an opportunity to seek time-limited funding

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art exhibit in the Edison Art Gallery and will hold an art show reception on April 18 at 6 p.m. The Center will also host a Scholastic Book Fair from April 14 through April 18. To further promote learning, a early month-long reading campaign has been initiated to encourage family and community members to read books to their preschool children. “The Edison Child Development Center is deeply committed to providing high quality education and care for young children and values the role it plays in

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helping to shape tomorrow’s teachers,” said Kelli Gerlach, head teacher and coordinator of the Child Development Center. “We also recognize that it takes the support of many to make the early learning years truly successful.” The Edison Child Development Center is a nationally accredited developmental program and provides high quality education to children between the ages of 3 and 10 years. The center has received the Three-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

ROXANNE JOHNSON has lost 90 pounds and has 84 to go. that. You get sick and tired of being sick and tired,” she added. She has gone from wearing size 28 to size 20 with more size-dropping to come. “I’d advise people, if I can do it, they can, too,” she said. Cooley agrees. “I think she’s going to inspire and help a lot of people,” he said. Editor’s note: The Sidney Daily News will publish an update on Johnson’s progress when she’s lost another 40 pounds and is at 75 percent of her goal.

Step Up To quality is a voluntary rating system for early care and education programs. Programs can earn a one-, two- or three-star rating by meeting an extensive list of quality benchmarks. These benchmarks improve the growth and development potential of children while the rating system provides parents a useful tool for selecting quality early childhood programs. The Child Care Development Center is open to children in local communities as well as to children of Edison students, faculty and staff.

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for human service needs. The special project grants focus on impacting the needs of the community in the areas of health, income, and education. The Special Projects Committee, chaired by Rick Lunsford, of Dickman Supply, reviews all special project requests. Recommendations are then made by the committee to the board of trustees at the next scheduled board meeting. Only charitable 501(c)(3) organizations may apply. Grant applications are available at the SCUW office, 232 S. Ohio Ave., or by calling 492-2101.

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Reunion of her piano students Featuring the Snowden Sisters Sunday, April 14, 2013 2-4pm Gateway Arts Council 216 N. Miami Ave., Sidney For more information call Ruth A. Chrisman 937.658.3224

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Shelby County United Way awards four special project grants The Board of Trustees of the Shelby County United Way has approved four special project grant awards during the past quarter. Grants were awarded as follows: • Shelby County ESC, $2,000 to assist in funding for the nationally recognized concert pianist Leon Bates’s Keys to Success educational series. Bates will perform and teach children in four Shelby County school districts and Sidney City Schools during the week of May 6. There will be a free community concert featuring Bates and local choirs on May 9 at the Sidney High School auditorium

tilus machines. “I really, really want her to succeed and I think she will,” Cooley said. He developed a plan of multiple sets of multiple repetitions at low weights on the machines. She spends an hour to an hour and a half at the facility for each visit. “My plan is to get her so accustomed to the machines that she graduates to the free weights,” Cooley said. Johnson had hoped to lose 100 pounds by Christmas 2012. It didn’t happen. She got impatient and tried the Special K diet to get weight off in a hurry, but it made her sick. “So, no more target dates,” she said. She’ll reach her goal when she reaches her goal and that will be great. She gets inspiration and support from 1,100 Facebook friends who are following her weight loss journey online and texting their encouragement to her. She’s now losing a safe one to two pounds per week. She walks about two miles a day and she loves to exercise. “Before, when I would get off work, I’d hit the nearest fast food restaurant and go home and go to sleep. Now I hit the Y,” she said. “People say how good I look. I know I’m not alone” in trying to fight obesity. “Being obese, it’s rough on your life. It’s not easy. You don’t have to live like

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Getting under roof A crew replacing the roof on a home at 1795 Port Jefferson Road recently uses large sheets of plastic to protect shrubs as they tear off the old roof-

ing. As the weather finally warms up, similar scenes will be common around the area.

CBC offers tote bag to blood donors April is when Mother Nature rebounds from w i n t e r, ready to go green with new growth reand birth. T h i s month CommuCampbell nity Blood Center (CBC) celebrates the resource of volunteer blood donations with the “Recycle Life – Give Blood” campaign and the donor gift recyclable tote bag. Everyone who registers to donate blood at any CBC branch and most mobile blood drives beginning now through April 27 will received free the “Recycle Life – Give Blood” tote bag. The logo design features red, recycle arrows integrated with a blood drop. The tan, mesh tote bag is sturdy and foldable, with a reinforced bottom and double handles, CBC officials said. It’s made from 20 percent recycled materials and is 100 percent recyclable and reusable. It will also make you feel good to both give blood, and to have the “Recycle Life – Give Blood” in hand wherever you go on Earth Day, April 22. Upcoming local public blood drives include: • Tuesday — St Remy Hall, Russia, public blood drive, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Whole blood, double red cells, platelets and plasma will be collected. Carl York of the Knights of Columbus serves as chairman for the blood drive. St. Remy Hall is located at 101 S. St Remy St. • April 19 — Fairlawn High School, public blood drive, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fairlawn High School is located at 18800 Johnston Road. Kevin Gump of Fairlawn High School will serve as coordinator. • April 23 — Houston Community Association, public blood drive at the Houston Community Center, 5005 RussiaHouston Road, Houston, 2:30-6:30 p.m. Whole blood will be collected. Deanna Walker serves as coordinator for the Houston blood drive. Technology is making it faster and more convenient than ever to schedule your next blood donation. Just use your

computer or smart phone to make an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com., or donors can schedule with Kathy Pleiman at 295-3100 or 1-800-388-GIVE (4483). Walk-ins are always welcome as the schedule permits. A picture ID with full name, such as a driver’s license, is necessary to have in order to donate. Donors should be in good health and eat their normal diet. It is suggested to drink a lot of water the day before and the day of donation. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Donors must be at least 16 years of age (16year-old donors must have parental consent; forms are available at www.givingblood.org or at CBC branch and blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health. The Food and Drug Administration changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email canidonate@cbccts.org or call 1(800)388-GIVE (4483). Recent area blood drives were successful: • March 13, Sidney Apostolic Temple hosted a public blood drive that saw 75 donors register, 12 were deferred, resulting in 63 units of blood collected. Eight donors

gave for the first time. Nichole Nina served as coordinator for this blood drive. • March 21, Christian Academy Schools hosted a public blood drive; 34 donors registered, nine were deferred, resulting in 25 units of blood donated. Fifteen donors gave for the first time. Jill Berning served as coordinator for the schools’ second blood drive. • March 22, Peerless Food Equipment hosted a public drive that saw 24 donors register, one was deferred; 23 units of blood were given. Rob Zielsdorf serves as coordinator for the Peerless blood drives. • March 26, a public drive was held at the AMVETS in Sidney. Seventy-nine donors registered, 15 were deferred, 52 whole blood units and 10 units of platelets were collected. Ann Hannegan of the Sidney American Legion Auxiliary served as coordinator. • March 27, Sidney Senior Center hosted a public blood drive that saw 68 donors register to give blood, 13 were deferred, 55 people donated. Carolyn Campbell, of Sidney, was honored for her 100th blood donation. Lola Heintz serves as coordinator for the Senior Center blood drives. • March 28, American

Trim, Sidney, hosted an employee blood drive, 24 registered, two were deferred, resulting in 22 units of blood donated by employees of American Trim. Sharon Ike served as coordinator. • March 28, Cargill, Sidney hosted an employee blood drive. Thirty-three employees registered to donate, four were deferred; 29 units of blood were collected. Penny Elsner served as chairwoman. • April 2, Jackson Center American Legion was the site for a blood drive sponsored by the Women of Grace Lutheran Church. Sixtyfour donors registered to give, seven were deferred, 49 gave whole blood, seven gave platelets, and one gave plasma. Seven donors came to the blood drive for the first time. Nancy McName served as coordinator. • April 3, Fort Loramie High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America hosted a student blood drive that saw 29 donors register, four were deferred, resulting in 25 units of blood collected from FLHS students. Deb Lear, FCCLA adviser, served as coordinator. • April 5, Indian Lake High School National Honor Society hosted a blood drive that saw 83

students register to give, nine were deferred, resulting in 74 units of blood donated to local hospitals. Thirty-three students gave for the first time. Barb Keykens serves as coordinator. The Community Blood Center recognized the following donors for life: • 100 donations: Carolyn Campbell, Sidney. • 90 donations: Mark Kaufman, Sidney. • 75 donations: Steve Springer, Sidney; Larry Johnson, Troy. • 60 donations: Jim Gross, Sidney. • 40 donations: Randy Greer, Sidney. • 30 donations: Marie Theis, Sidney. • 25 donations: Sheri Metz, Jackson Center; Walter Hoying and Brian Wagner, both of Sidney. • 20 donations: Terry Fisher, Sheila Lundy, Steve Lauber, Mike Boerger, all of Sidney. • 10 donations: Jill Berning, Kevin Zerker, Scott Lamma and Thomas Ludwig Jr., Sidney; Joe Rizzo, Jackson Center; James Smalley, Versailles; Daniel Simes, Troy; Barb Wisen, Jackson Center. • Five donations: Belinda Gifford, Randy Echols, Mildred Schroeder, Stacy McNeil, Charity Schutte, all of Sidney; and Ron Brinkman, Anna.

Council picks firm for design Jackson Center Growth Association learns about FFA activities of street reconstruction FORT LORAMIE — Fanning and Howey was selected by Fort Loramie Village Council Monday night to do the preliminary design of the future reconstruction of Main Street (Ohio 66) in the village. Village Administrator Tony Schmitmeyer said Fanning and Howey, an engineering firm with offices in Celina, was selected from a field of three firms. He said the village will now enter into negotiations with Fanning and Howey for a contract on the preliminary design of the reconstruction project. The street reconstruction would begin at Park Street and proceed southward.

Schmitmeyer said the project would not begin until 2017, the year the Ohio Department of Transportation will resurface the street. The village will pursue grants to help pay for the village’s share of the project. In other action, council authorized Schmitmeyer to apply for a Nature Works grant for improvements to the baseball diamonds a the village youth park. He said the village is seeking funds for upgrading the dugouts and reworking the diamonds. Council approved the purchase of a Kubota utility vehicle at a cost of $19,296. The vehicle will be used for the parks, fogging and other purposes.

Improvements at the youth building in the park were approved. Schmitmeyer said $1,057 was allocated to replace the ceiling. Second reading was given to an ordinance to replat five parcels of land at 634-635 E. Park St. Schmitmeyer said the owner is seeking to have five parcels replatted into two parcels, with the zoning remaining R-2 and C2. Residents are reminded that the largeitem drop-off will be from 8 a.m. to noon April 27 at the utility building in the village industrial park at the south end of the village. The drop-off is for village residents only, Schmitmeyer said.

Council discusses restroom remodeling OSGOOD — During a recent meeting, members of Osgood Village Council discussed plans to remodel the restroom at the village park. Mayor Steve Winner said the project will likely begin by midsummer.

It was noted that snow removal went well during recent storms, with the village incurring some extra costs. Council approved the payment of the monthly bills.

JACKSON CENTER — Members of the Jackson Center FFA chapter and adviser Lindsey Whetstone spoke at a recent Jackson Center Growth Association meeting. FFA members briefed the growth association on their activities, including the greenhouse project at the school. The greenhouse will open to the public Monday for the sale of various flowers and vegetable plants. The greenhouse will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The greenhouse will be

open through May 20. FFA members also will conduct their mulch sale, which runs from Monday through May 13. The mulch is $30 per cubic yard. Delivery is available for $5 per cubic yard and members will spread the mulch for $8 per cubic yard. Deliveries are available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For more information about the mulch sale, contact Whetstone at 5966149. New police officer Charles Wirick was introduced at the meeting, which was attended by 20 people.

Village OKs agreement with sheriff DEGRAFF — An agreement with the Logan Council Sheriff’s Office for the village’s share of cost of participation in and use of the law enforcement Civica CMI Redhawk software was approved at a recent DeGraff Village Council meeting. The village will pay $500 per year for the service. It was reported during the meeting that the

Joint Sewer Board has received bids of $5,735 from Sidney Electric and $5,595 from Thompson Electric for the purchase and installation of a Phase Monitoring System to prevent damage to the waste water treatment plant’s generator in the event of a power outage similar to those the plant experienced in 2011 and 2012. Council members agreed to set dates for the

spring cleanup and community garage sales during its April 16 meeting. Village residents also have been notified that the 2012 water quality report for the village is complete and has been mailed to residents. The village tax administrator reminds village residents that the deadline to file their 2012 municipal tax return is April 30 to avoid any fines or penalties.


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BRUCE HELMAN, of Houston, shows some of the steps required to make real maple syrup. He is shown here, from left to right, checking the bucket on one of his tapped maple trees to see if the sap is flowing; feeding more wood into the fire under his evaporator, which reduces the amount of water in the sap, turning it into a syrup; pouring a sample of the liquid to see if it is ready for straining and bottling; and bottling the finished maple syrup.

A taste for the sweet life Houston man makes real maple syrup at home BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN pspeelman@civitasmedia.com HOUSTON — For Bruce Helman, of Houston, life is sweet, especially during February, March and April. That’s when he taps trees, gathers sap, boils it down and bottles pure maple syrup. Lots of pure maple syrup. “We had 1,750 gallons of raw sap,” he said recently. That made 35 gallons of syrup. He completed the syrup making during the first week of April. Clean-up will take another three weeks. Helman, who owns Helman Brothers Body Shop in Sidney, had volunteer help to put 135 taps into 70 acres of trees on property owned by his brother, Ron. Dr. John Beigel, Ross Moore and Dan Knasel, all of Sidney, were eager to get into the woods to assist, Helman said. “Any day that you can get in the woods for part of it is a good day,” Moore said. “And the people you’re with — that’s a good part of it, too.” “We only tap the more mature trees,” he said.

“We don’t tap anything under a foot and a half (in diameter). Larger trees have up to three taps.” It took the men two days to get the taps into all the trees. Then Helman and his crew collected sap from buckets they’d hung on the taps, pouring it into barrels on a John Deere Gator. “You have certain trees you watch, that will tell you (whether the sap is running in all the trees on any given day),” he noted. It isn’t necessary to check every tree every day. “Some days, it’s going to run heavy, some it will not run at all,” he said. Moore said that gathering the sap is hard work. Full buckets are heavy to lift and the funnels that sap gets poured through are above eye level. “Imagine lifting a five-gallon bucket full of water to pour on top of your SUV,” Moore said. Twice this year, he and Beigel had to dump the contents of full buckets onto the ground. “The weather turned bad and they were ice cubes,” he said. The barrels of sap are transported to a sugar

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lage, Bryce Dues, son of Lora Monnin and Bradley Schafer, son of Jerry and Cheryl Schafer. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. at St. Remy Hall, followed by speeches. The crowning will take place around 7:45 p.m. The dance will be from 8 p.m. to midnight. The after-prom will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Prizes and grand prizes will be given away during the afterprom. Students must be present to win.

house on Helman’s property 12 miles away. There it is pumped into a tank that’s iced down. “It’s kind of like milk. You treat it like milk,” Helman said. From the tank, the sap moves to a boiler, called an evaporator, and then into a finisher. It takes 30 to 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup. “Everything we do is clean, clean, clean,” Helman said. All the equipment is scrubbed when it comes out of storage at the beginning of the season. It’s scrubbed again before it is put away. And during the season, it is cleaned every few days as part of the routine and immediately if there is evidence that an

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animal has been in a bucket or a barrel. “The Indians made syrup by putting sap into a hollow log and heating stones to put into the sap to evaporate it into syrup,” Helman said. His great-grandfather, John Helman, made syrup on the same land Helman lives on now. “It’s in my blood,” he said. “I don’t know why I do it. The first of the year, between Christmas and New Year’s, I get the fever. I’ll be in the sugar house, cleaning things, waiting for the day to tap.” His wife, Diane, he said, can’t wait for the season to be over because she never gets to

see her husband. He’s always in the sugar house or in the woods. This year’s “harvest” was far better than last year’s. Helman has been making syrup since the early 1990s. He learned the craft by trial and error, reading magazines about maple trees and attending maple seminars. “Every year, it evolves. We started doing this over an open fire, straining the syrup through T-shirts. Then I bought a canner and it came with containers and filters,” he said. “I’m not a professional, but I’m as close as you can get.” He sells the syrup at the body shop. It’s pure

syrup with no additives of any kind. “I never used maple syrup in the past,” Moore said. He’s been helping for about four years and has now acquired a taste for the “100 percent natural” kind. “I find myself using more,” he added. Now, with the snow gone and flowers blooming, the syrup season has ended, and the bottles are lined up on the counter at the body shop for sale. Clean-up has begun. It won’t be long before Diane gets her husband back full time — until he senses next winter that the sweet life inside the trees is stirring and calling to him again.

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SERVICE what was initially planned to be consideration of a regional rescue squad later turned into a discussion about dual services, including rescue and fire departments in a regional setting. At the onset, the plan would focus on Jackson Center, Anna, Kettlersville and Botkins. Jackson Center and Anna rescue squads currently cover Franklin, Van Buren, Jackson and Dinsmore townships. Jackson Township Trustee John Mann initially came up with the idea, Metz said, noting the plan would allow for a paid daytime staff and for volunteers to man rescues at night and on weekends. The plan would likely require that each township place a levy on the ballot to help cover costs, Metz said. A regional squad would continue to bill for services as they do now. Anna Rescue Chief Ben Luthman said he wanted to “share a little insight into the EMS world,” noting that he gets the impression sometimes that “nobody cares.” He said Anna Rescue has had 125 patients so far this year, not counting cancellations. He said the biggest problem is getting volunteers during the day time from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Luthman said his squad plans to add paid daytime staffing that will likely work 12-hour shifts. “We have run the numbers with our accountant,” Luthman explained, to make sure they have the funding to pay for staff. The squad plans to add two to three emergency medical technicians (EMT’s) that would be at the station during the daytime. The Anna squad currently has 28 volunteers. In 2012, Anna Rescue had approximately 500 runs, although Luthman said they do not have all of the numbers at this time. He noted that is total responses, not total transports. Jackson Center Rescue Chief Rock Morris told the crowd, “I came here ready for a fight, afraid they (orga-

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JACKSON CENTER Village Administrator Bruce Metz, of Jackson Center, gets a meeting started with the purpose of mulling over the idea of a regional rescue squad that would reduce increasingly longer response times in Jackson Center. The meeting was held at the Franklin Township building. nizers of a regional squad) are going to take away what we built up.” He said he has 12 volunteers on the squad. “We don’t have the people. Our day shift is our hard time; we can’t compete on the run volume.” Morris said Jackson Center has a little less than half the number of Anna’s runs. Morris said the squad does has a billing person and that they also apply for grants from the state but receives no township money. The self-sustained squad was incorporated in 1976 and leases its building from the village for $1 for life. “We’re making it. We’ve got gas in the trucks (but) we need manpower,” Morris said. “We’re out to support the community.” He noted the squad have a lot of calls to Plastipak. Approximately half of their runs are for personal injury or illness and the other half are industrial. Bill Kramer, a Cincinnati area consultant,

gave a presentation during the meeting. He is a retired, having served with the Cincinnati Fire Division as an assistant fire chief and with the Indianapolis International Airport as fire chief before becoming the fire chief at Deerfield Township in Warren County. He has a PhD in fire science and served as the University of Cincinnati Director of the Fire Science program. Attending with Kramer was one of his employees, Randy Hanifen, who has a background as a shift commander and paramedic.Both Kramer and Hanifen have served as volunteers in firefighting and EMS services. Kramer began by noting the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) allows for the creation of a joint fire district or rescue squad district. Such a district must have a governing board of fire trustees with one representative from each board of township trustees and one representative from the legislative authority of each municipal corporation in the district. The board would have the same power as a township trustee board, which includes the ability to levy a tax, Kramer said. A joint district could be called something like the “Anna-Jackson Rescue,” he said, noting “you don’t have to lose control.” Both groups would have representatives on the board, he said. “When people call 9-11, they want service,” Kramer said. “They expect people to show up quickly.” He noted that a regional service could enhance service. He said that other benefits would include revenue and expenses being distributed over a wider area. There would also be new revenue from uniform EMS billing, increased staffing flexibility, broader EMS coverage and better response times. On the other side, Kramer said “there isn’t much savings up front.” He noted another issue could be the challenges of who will be in control.

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“There’s some egos to be massaged,” he observed. Initially, costs could increase, the squad could lose its identity and some volunteers might resign. Kramer suggested that local rescue and fire departments might look at a “dual function” fire and rescue squad. He noted that 15 or 20 percent of the staff could be dual trained and paid $15 to $20 per hour. Hanifen cautioned that state law requires squads to have two people respond to calls for transports. “Why not have the ability to run both of those services?” He added, “people coming in today really don’t have a sense of volunteerism. They want to be paid.” He noted that the state isn’t helping by making EMTs and paramedics take more and more coursework. “It’s a good thing you’re looking at this now; I don’t see things getting any better.” Regarding a dual fire and rescue service, Kramer said “Why pay two groups when they’re sitting there 90 percent of the time?” Another issue is where the regional station would be located and the response times. Under the National Fire Protection Association standards, responders “must arrive on scene within four minutes 90 percent of the time and the remainder of the assignment within eight minutes 90 percent of the time.” “A first responder with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) must arrive within four minutes 90 percent of the time. A paramedic has eight minutes to arrive as long as a first respon-

der arrives within four minutes,” according to NFPA standards provided by Kramer. “For a 2,000 square foot home in optimal conditions, 16 firefighters are required to adequately fight the fire,” the NFPA states. Kramer said that if local rescue or fire departments need to call for mutual aid, it is time to add new staff to the department. The possibility of a hybrid fire and rescue squad district was also suggested. It would allow the departments to remain separate, would be easier to recruit and less people would be needed. Kramer said it could take until 2015 to get a regional rescue unit or a combined rescue and fire department operating. Kramer said another incentive to combine departments is the fact that Gov. John Kasich “put out a lot of money for consolidation.” Kramer also suggested that the departments represented at the meeting “might want to recruit new jurisdictions” if things are going well with a regional unit. Kramer said the cost of completing a study in Shelby County would be about $30,000. If it is only a rescue squad or only a fire department, the cost would be around $15,000. If that cost is shared by all of the organizations, Kramer said, it would be lower for all involved. He said a study would take about 60 to 90 days. During a question and answer session, an unidentified person said he was concerned with the staff not receiving benefits. “I don’t think you’re ever going to have

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, April 13, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t worry if you feel confused or foggy today, because it’s simply par for the course. However, this same influence could boost your imagination in a lovely way. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is not an ideal day for important financial decisions. Be careful shopping, because you might be tempted to spend too much on elegant luxury. (Also, someone might deceive you about money.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Today the Moon is in your sign; however, it’s at odds with fuzzy Neptune. This increases your escapist tendencies and tends to block clear communication. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel vaguely out of sorts today and not know why. Don’t worry about it, because this is just a brief influence that makes you have second thoughts about everything. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A friend, especially a female acquaintance, might cause you to feel confused about shared property or something related to your debt. Don’t be so quick to believe everything you hear. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be extra-clear in all your communication with authority figures today, especially female authority figures like Mom. It’s all too easy to get your wires crossed. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Double-check all travel plans today. Don’t bite if you hear shocking news regarding politics or religion, because someone could be stringing you along. Some people are not truthful today. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Double-check details regarding shared property, inheritances, taxes and anything that is jointly held. You might deceive yourself today, or others might deceive you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Agree to nothing important in discussions with partners and close friends today, because it’s easy to misinterpret things. You might not even know what you’re really endorsing. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Be very clear in communications with co-workers today, because people might misinterpret what you mean, or vice versa. Don’t fall for a sob story. (Keep your wits about you.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) If you are disappointed in a romantic relationship today, it might be because your expectations were unrealistic. Then again, your expectations might not even have been expressed. (Other people cannot read your mind.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Something confusing is going on at home. If you can help someone, this is good. But don’t let someone play you for a sucker. YOU BORN TODAY You have an inquiring mind, which you use to pioneer new ideas and concepts. You welcome unconventional, modern approaches to whatever interests you. You’re strongwilled and sometimes eccentric as well. (You do value your private life.) Nevertheless, you are outspoken about things. In your year ahead, a major change will take place, perhaps as significant as something that occurred around 2004. Birthdate of: Caroline Rhea, actress/comedian; Samuel Beckett, playwright; Thomas Jefferson, U.S. president/scholar. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Pain lingers after fracture DEAR DR. what happens if ROACH: I fell you crush a hatabout three box: It loses months ago and height, and the sustained a comspace between it pression fracture and the next verof my T11 vertetebra is reduced. bra. What can I This can put do? The pain is pressure on the about the same To your nerve between as it was then. them as it exits good There’s numbthe spinal colness on the out- health umn. Pain can side of my right come from the Dr. Keith foot. I have no fracture itself, Roach tolerance for the but also because idea of a needle in my the nerve is damaged. back. — B.H. That damage is why the ANSWER: “T11” de- outside of the foot is notes the 11th thoracic numb. vertebra — there are 12 Most often, compresthoracic (in the thorax, sion fractures heal over a or middle back) verte- few weeks, but I am conbrae and five lumbar cerned that you are con(lower back), so the 11th tinuing to have the same is in the mid-to-lower amount of pain and back. Think of the verte- numbness. Although a bral body as a hatbox. A back brace can be helpcompression fracture is ful, I am not sure it will

help you enough. If medication isn’t helping (and you haven’t told me if you’re taking any), then it’s time to consider more-aggressive treatments. Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty involve that needle in your back you have no tolerance for, and attempt to restore the height of the vertebral body with a balloon and cement. However, recent studies have shown that people who had these procedures didn’t do any better than those who underwent a simulated procedure (with no balloon and no cement). So although they may help some people, I can’t recommend them. Spinal fusion surgery is another option, but it should be considered only if symptoms are

very difficult to live with. The last concern I had is why you had a fracture to begin with. A simple fall doesn’t usually cause a compression fracture. If you haven’t already, you should have a DEXA scan to look for osteoporosis and a vitamin D level check. This might help prevent further fractures. TO READERS: The booklet on back problems gives an outline of the causes of and treatments for the more-common back maladies. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Roach — No. 303, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

Prisoner has trouble seeing the future DEAR ABBY: me, there’s no I’m a 50-year-old one there. No one man who is servto love and no ing time for robone to love me. I bery in West never knew until Virginia. Every now that chasing day I wake up that dream acting as if I am would cost me in control and everyone I ever don’t have a care loved. Dear in the world. The I know I have Abby truth is, I’m made bad choices Abigail scared, lonely in life. I deserve and feel totally Van Buren the time for the helpless. All my life I crime I committed. But have lived on the dark am I also sentenced to a side of the street, taking world of loneliness? Can for granted the values in I ever be loved again and life and the love so many be happy after all the people tried to give me. wrong I have done? Is Two failed marriages there someone out there and several relationships who would be willing to with good women are give me a chance? Is it over because of my de- too late to start over? termination to follow an Abby, you have so unhealthy dream, not to many answers for so mention all the friends I many people, I am just have lost as well. hoping you have an anNow as I look around swer for me. — SERV-

ING TIME DEAR SERVING TIME: It is never too late to start over. With penitence comes redemption. If you are willing to journey down a different path, the relationships you form along the way will be rewarding, long-lasting and mutual. Because of your criminal record you may have to work harder to gain trust, but I promise you that if you’re willing to work at it, it can be done. DEAR ABBY: My exhusband, the father of our two children, was retired from the Air Force. He passed away 18 years ago. He had a full military funeral, with draped flag and all. His wife at the time was presented with the flag,

which was proper. They had no children. When she passes on, would it be proper for her family to give the flag to his biological children? After all, they were with him — as was I — throughout his entire 22-year military career. When my daughter mentioned it to his wife, she got angry. — C. IN TEXAS DEAR C.: Your former husband’s wife was entitled to whatever property was left after his demise. The flag is hers to bestow — or not. I don’t know how your daughter’s request was phrased, but the woman may have been offended by the way the question was asked. I can’t think of any other reason she would become angry.

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100 years April 12, 1913 Some complaint has been made of persons endeavoring to hold property washed upon their premises by the flood, some holding that it being found upon their land it belongs to them. This opinion is a mistake and all property should be surrendered without questions if the proper identification has been made. ––––– The large building of the Orr Felt and Blanket Co., on Water Street just east of the canal in Piqua, was totally destroyed by fire early this morning. The building was known as the “worsted mill.” For a time a number of surrounding buildings were seriously threatened by the flames. The plant was to have resumed operations this morning for the first time since the flood and the fire will throw several hundred men out of employment. It will add much more suffering to the already deplorable conditions existing in Piqua.

75 years April 12, 1938 Wilson Memorial Hospital is the recipient of a gift of $20,000 from Mrs. Ida M. Key which she has designated to be used for the construction of a wing to the present hospital building, to be known as the Sherman Key Memorial. The 30 x 60 foot addition, which will relieve overcrowding, will be erected at the east end of the hospital building. A construction committee was appointed, consisting of Harry Oldham, chairman; F.A. McLean, Jerome Raterman, and Carl Berger. ––––– Joseph B. Cook, C.D.W. Anderson, Robert F. Kaser, Roy E. Fry, Postmaster W.B. Swonger, H.A. Amos, Harry Oldham and E.C. Amos, accompanied by Highway Division Engineer Harry Miller and Oscar Schilling were in Columbus yesterday in conference with State Highway Director John Jaster relative to what could be done toward the removal of the old street car rails in the streets in Sidney and repair of the streets. A plan of procedure was outlined.

50 years April 12, 1963 Mrs. Paul Gross, Sidney chairman for the Cancer Crusade opening Monday in Shelby County, today announced leaders in each city ward and East Sidney. They are Mrs. James Mawhorr, First; Mrs. Ward Cartwright, East Sidney; Mrs. Richard Cary, Second; Mrs. Adolph Thoma, Third; and Mrs. Donald Young, Fourth. Other crusade chairmen include Lowell Fowble, special gifts; Mrs. Vernon Davis, clubs and organizations, and Mrs.

John Troester, publicity. County chairman E.E. Rees had each township organized for the drive. ––––– Paul R. Needles, county school superintendent, is going back into the U.S. Navy — but only for 14 days. A lieutenant commander in the Naval Reserve, Needles received orders from the commandant of the Fourth Naval District last week to report for training in offices at Washington.

25 years April 12, 1988 Sidney City Council Monday night discussed a proposed annexation and street resurfacing and sidewalk construction projects. Council introduced an ordinance that would annex 160.82 acres located along the west side of Vandemark Road, north of Ohio 47. The owner of the property, the Ralph J. Stolle Co., requested the annexation. The land includes a 22-acre site in the southeast corner that has been proposed for development by R.G. as a Enterprises 160,000-squure-foot shopping center. ––––– The Board of Trustees of The Titanic Memorial Museum is seeking funding to construct an 11,670-square-foot new museum, probably in Sidney. The Titanic Memorial Museum, 10741 Russell Road, has been open since March 16, 1987 and is seeking to move to larger quarters closer to Interstate 75. There have been 42,131 visitors to the museum in its first year, said John Whitman, chairman of the board of trustees who started the museum. Developmental cost for the new museum has been estimated at $820,000 for a replica of a castle which is outside of Edinboro, Scotland. ––––– A love that overcomes the gang wars of whites and Puerto Ricans in New York City is the focus of the musical “West Side Story,” to be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Lehman High School. In the lead role of Tony is junior Tom Froning. Maria is played by junior Belinda Monnin. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (4981653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet! www.shelbycountyhistory.org

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NEW BREMEN, 21 North Main Street. April 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th 20th, 8am-5pm, Antiques, collectibles, ammo (7.62x53), arrowheads, Nazi coins, paper money, coins, wood lures, comics, marbles, milk, pop bottles, Depression glass, radios, Wapak Iron & butter churn, Cincinnati Reds items, bikes, dressers, rockers, cabinets, lots more!

LOST, CAT, Black & White neutered male, no front claws, Pugsly was lost in vicinity of Lakeside Village, Folkerth Ave, (567)356-1525

SIDNEY, 1251 Erie Court (Exit 90 Fair Road. Right on Westlake, right on Erie Court). Thursday 7am-7pm. Friday 7am-3pm. Saturday 7amnoon. 3 piece outside wicker patio set, 102 dalmations collectible, kitchen appliances, luggage, purses, clothing, Christmas items (tree, deer, Mickey), car cover, flower pots, etc

SIDNEY, 1671 Cumberland Avenue, Saturday, 9am-5pm. Miscellaneous baby boy's clothes up to 18M - name brand in good condition, nice men's winter coats, miscellaneous household goods.

SIDNEY, 1703 Letitia Drive, Saturday Only, 8am-noon, Moving Sale!, Indoor and outdoor furniture, golf cart, miscellaneous household items, toys, Lots of miscellaneous!

SIDNEY 444 Apollo. Friday, 9am-5pm & Saturday, 9am-12pm. Moving Sale! China cupboard/ hutch, kitchen tools, pictures, clocks, luggage, garden tools, hoes, rakes, hose, shovels, wheelbarrows, dog crate, miscellaneous items.

Drug screen and background check required. EOE

She is dearly missed by her husband and family.

EQUIPMENT/ CRANE OPERATOR

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In Memory Of

Schnippel Construction is seeking a full time Crane and Equipment operator capable of operating hydraulic cranes, dozers, and backhoes to erect metal buildings, overhead bridges, foundations and underground utilities, Must have good driving record with CDL, Competitive wages with full company benefits. Please submit resume to: Schnippel Construction, Inc. PO Box 477 Botkins OH 45306

Fax: (937)693-6481 or email: TROY, 105 Jean Circle, (St Rt 41 west past Meijer, left on Fox Harbor, left on New Castle, left on Jean Circle), Saturday, 9am-3pm. Name brand clothes, girl's, men's, ladies to 1X, lots still with tags on! Name brand shoes, household items, PS3 Rock Band, drums and guitar, CDs, toys, Power Wheel Jeep, bike, collectible dolls, something for everyone!

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

COACH NEEDED Soccer coach and boys' varsity basketball coach needed. Must have strong Christian background, pass background check, and knowledge about the sport. Contact Christian Academy Schools at (937)492-7556

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CNC Machinist

3 Years Min. Experience Able to do own Set-ups Experience in Hurco and Okuma Controls a Plus 2nd Shift 4 Day Work Week

Email Resume to: eric@direct toolingconcepts.com Fax:

(937)526-4492

Direct Wire Service Versailles, Ohio

She went to be with the Lord on April 12, 2008

info@schnippelconstruction.com

EOE/ADA Employer

GROUNDSMAN/ LANDSCAPER, Local Tree company has openings for groundsman/ Landscaper, must have experience operate skid loader, chainsaws, etc, call (937)492-8486

Who passed away 11 years ago April 12, 2002

We love and miss you, James Sr, Jim, Ron, John, Pam, Patti and their families.

A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me.” Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes we’re together again.

FT Program Specialist Position Working with DD Population CRSI has immediate openings for a Program Specialist in Miami/Shelby County.

CAUTION Whether posting or responding to an advertisement, watch out for offers to pay more than the advertised price for the item. Scammers will send a check and ask the seller to wire the excess through Western Union (possibly for courier fees). The scammer's check is fake and eventually bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western branches are Union trained at spotting fake checks, these types of scams are growing increasingly sophisticated and fake checks often aren't caught for weeks. Funds wired through Western Union or MoneyGram are irretrievable and virtually untraceable. If you have questions regarding scams like these or others, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800)282-0515.

Janet Marie Castle

Responsibilities include supervision, service coordination and operation of designated programming and services for individuals with Developmental Disabilities. Must have experience with community agencies providing services appropriate for individuals with DD and ensure that all standards and regulations are met. Position requires a minimum of 4 years experience with an Associate’s Degree in Special Ed, Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Human Development, Nursing, Developmental Disabilities or other related field.

TO APPLY Stop in our office or send Or E-mail: application or resume c/o: dtaylor@crsi-oh.com Diane Taylor Applications available 405 Public Square online: Suite 373 www.crsi-oh.com Troy, Ohio 45373 CRSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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ANNA, 306 East Main, Saturday only, April 13, 8am-5pm. Also, April 26 & 27, 8am-5pm. Estate Sale! Miscellaneous household, antiques, pie safe.

PIQUA, 3137 Sioux Drive, Thursday, 9am-4pm and Friday, 10am-4pm. Lamp tables, rockers, king size bedding, antique child's desk, cedar chest, purses, shoes, lots and lots of miscellaneous.

SIDNEY, 2745 State Route 29N (off 75 North, Solid Rock Church) Saturday 8am-2pm, LARGE SALE! Some antiques, Nursing books. Multiple other items, Something for everyone! Lunch will be Served to benefit women's group!

Carolyn “Susie” Price

Apply today at www.sciotoservices.com

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ANNA, 12320 County Road 25A, April 13th & 14th 9am-5pm. Pool Table, RV generator, small microwave, Wagner Ware, Barbie Powerwheel Jeep, baby items, girls clothing newborn to girls size 18, other miscellaneous items.

In Loving Memory of

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To advertise in the Garage Sale Directory Please call: 877-844-8385

Currently accepting applications for GENERAL CLEANERS ALL SHIFTS

GREAT CAREER OPPORTUNITY!

Champaign Residential Services has part-time openings available in Miami, Shelby, Darke, and Preble Counties Various hours are available, including 2nd shift , weekends and overnights Paid training is provided Requirements: a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid drivers license, have less than 6 points on driving record, proof of insurance and an acceptable criminal background check

OPEN INTERVIEWS 4 LOCATIONS & 4 DIFFERENT DATES TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013 From 12P – 6P AT SHELBY COUNTY JFS 227 S. Ohio Ave.. Sidney, OH ~~~~~

Marketing Consultant • Fast Paced • Team Environment • Great Earning Potential We offer excellent benefits, a dynamic team environment, competitive compensation and a powerful portfolio of award winning products to help you succeed. Sales experience prefered.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013 From 9A – 4P AT DARKE COUNTY JFS 603 Wagner Ave., Greenville, OH ~~~~~

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013 Email cover letter and resume by April 19th, 2013 to: crandall@civitasmedia.com

From 10A – 5:30P AT THE JOB CENTER NETWORK MIAMI COUNTY 2040 North County Road 25A, Troy, OH ~~~~~

FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2013 From 10:30A – 2:30P AT PREBLE COUNTY Job Center 1500 Park Ave., Eaton, OH ~~~~~ Accepting applications Monday –Friday from 8A – 4:30P Applications are available online at www.crsi-oh.com EOE

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Sidney Daily News, Friday, April 12, 2013 FENIX, LLC

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

FLOORING SALES POSITION

Part time, No experience needed, Will train. Pleasant work environment. Days, Weekend, and evening hours are needed. (937)497-1101

Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio, is experiencing rapid growth and is accepting applications for full time opportunities.

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Quality Associates Production Associates Forklift Operators Machine Operators

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We offer competitive pay and attractive benefits. For immediate consideration, complete an application. Freshway Foods 601 North Stolle Ave Sidney, Ohio

Is seeking an experienced Shipping Coordinator. Shipping experience and HS diploma or GED required. To learn more about the position and submit an application go to:

http://hartzellprop.com /about/employment/ EEO/AA Employer

Join the Republic Services Team!

Due to an increased service area we have new opportunities for employment Now hiring for:

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits including 401(k), paid vacation & holidays, and the opportunity for advancement.

Need more space? Find it in the

that work .com

Interested please call:

applicants,

(937)593-3566

We are an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

PHYSICIAN PRACTICES PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT MANAGE Excellent opportunity for a manager interested in facilitating the culture transformation of the hospital-owned physician practices with the Grand Lake Health System. Bachelor’s degree in clinical area of healthcare required. Credentialed by NAHQ or willing to obtain. Must have a minimum of five years of clinical experience as well as demonstrated leadership skills, which include working with physicians. Must be high functioning with strong communication skills; problem solving and data analysis skills and computer skills (including Word and Excel). Must have experience with PDSA tools and PI techniques that result in improved outcomes and enjoy developing others to use these tools. Apply online at

www.grandlakehealth.org 2384105

Now Hiring

Join the Republic Services Team!

Due to an increased service area we have new opportunities for employment Now hiring for:

CDL CLASS B DRIVER

We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits including 401(k), paid vacation & holidays, and the opportunity for advancement.

Interested please call:

applicants,

(937)593-3566

We are an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V

QUALITY INSPECTORS!!!

NEW JOURNEY! The New Era at NKP!

1st and 2nd shifts, $10.00/ hr

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE!

Opportunities include, but are not limited to locations in Sidney, Anna and East Liberty, All shifts may be considered, primary need is 2nd shift!

General Associates: experienced or will train the right candidates. May include: towbuggy operation; forklift, general assembly, etc. Must be able to lift up to 25lbs frequently. Also seeking enced:

experi-

OTR Drivers and Yard Drivers – CDL A Required

MACHINE OPERATOR

2nd shift Machine Operator, Immediate opening for a 2nd shift machine operator. Monday thru Thursday 1:30pm to midnight.

Stop in to fill out application at: 10709 Reed Road Versailles, Ohio Between the hours of: 8:00am–2:00pm No Phone calls

SERVICE DEPARTMENT RV Wholesalers is hiring for full time service workers in the Service Department. Job duties include detailed inspection of trailers and walk through explanation of the trailers to customers.

If interested please forward your resume and/ or information to jobs@rvwholesalers.com

PT Fitness Associates (Sidney only): experienced in general fitness and nutrition

IT Support Staff: Bachelorʼs degree required, with a technical major, such as computer science or equivalent combination of education/experience Payroll & Benefit Specialist: Bachelorʼs degree in Human Resources or a related field or equivalent experience, Prior work experience in Payroll / Benefits Experienced Supervisors and Managers seeking the best place to work? Please forward us your resume! Non-production resumes welcome for any position. Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00pm 777 South Kuther Rd Sidney Ohio

E-Mail: career1@nkparts.com Fax Resume: (937)492-8995

Better Business Bureau 15 West Fourth St. Suite 300 Dayton, OH 45402 www.dayton.bbb.org 937.222.5825

A newspaper group of Ohio Community Media

Missing

(937)707-8152

Email:

adavy@stratospherequality.com

We are an equal opportunity employer

OPEN INTERVIEWS!!

Scioto Services will be holding open interviews: WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 NOON-2PM Shelby County Dept of Job and Family Services 220 South Ohio Ave Sidney, OH 45365 Immediate openings include: GENERAL CLEANERS ALL SHIFTS FULL & PART TIME

Seeking driven individuals to join our growing team! Drug screen and background required. EOE

We are looking for experienced people. Come in and fill out an application and speak with Beth Bayman, Staff Development.

This notice is provided as a public service by

the

Contact Amy Davy by phone at:

Admissions Coordinator ~ FT

Investigate in full before sending money as an advance fee. For further information, call or write:

Just Found

Benefits available, pay raises 2x a year, and bonuses.

STNAs ~ FT 3rd shift

NOTICE

YOU

Must have a valid drivers license. Background check and drug screen required.

All applications for all locations accepted:

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

Hartzell Propeller Inc. In Piqua, OH

Koester Pavilion 3232 N Co Rd 25A Troy, OH 45373 (I-75 at exit 78) 937.440.7663 Phone 937.335.0095 Fax Located on the Upper Valley Medical Center Campus EOE

WAREHOUSE/ DELIVERY Hard-working, dependable, able to lift, and have a valid drivers license. Please apply in person at: Town & Country Furniture 125 West Water Street Piqua

We are currently seeking an individual to join our team:

Piece.

The Maintenance Technician position requires one to have the technical skills to: design, evaluate, troubleshoot, repair and install food production equipment. Electrical 480v to 24v control circuits, Mechanical, Plumbing, Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Computer Controls (PLC experience a plus) are skills needed to perform this function. This team member performs the maintenance of a food manufacturing facility including: preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repairs, installation of machinery relating to food processing equipment, physical structures, mechanical and electrical systems. In addition, they must possess an awareness and understanding of how to work safely on mechanical and electrical equipment in a production environment. The team member must also be willing to work all shifts, weekends, and be on-call. Send Cover Letter and resume to:

Kings Command Foods 770 N. Center St. Versailles Ohio 45331

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

We are accepting resumes for the following position in our Kenton and Sidney offices:

Part-time position (12-16 hours weekly) for the Psychiatric Telemedicine Program. Must be licensed as a registered nurse by the State of Ohio; one (1) year pediatric and/or psychiatric nursing experience preferred. Duties include conducting health examinations; scheduling client appointments; serving as a liaison between psychiatrist(s) and clients or staff; reviewing new client health assessment forms; providing medica-

tion education to clients; recommending further physical health assessments to the clinical staff; maintaining medical records. No weekend hours. Requires some early evening hours to meet client needs.

Send cover letter and resume to: dovee@frcohio.com OR: Ellen Dove HR/PQI Manager Family Resource Center 530 S. Main Street Lima, OH 45804

MPA SERVICES

provides Supported Living services to individuals with MRDD. We are accepting applications for employees to perform in home care in Shelby County (FT and PT 2nd shift.) You will assist with daily living skills, transportation, money management, medication supervision. Working in a fun atmosphere. We provide a consistent schedule, great pay/ benefits plus paid training. Our employees must have a HS diploma/ GED, be highly selfmotivated and have superb ethics.

If interested in an employer that genuinely cares for its employees, please call Jennifer at: (937)492-0886 ext 103 RESIDENTIAL MANAGER

RESCARE, a leader in providing support to individuals with developmental disabilities is seeking a Residential Manager in the Sidney area. This position will administer the day-today operations of a group home, including staff supervision, payroll and financial management.

Successful Candidates should have: • Management Experience • Organizational Skills • Ability to be on-call • Computer Skills Apply online at rescare.com or e-mail a resume to Heidi Stiltner at heidi.stiltner@rescare.co m

EOE M/F/D/V

RECEPTIONIST Primary EyeCare Associates is accepting applications for a receptionist in our Sidney Office. Individual should be friendly, outgoing and well organized. If interested please send resume to: 1086 Fairington Drive Sidney, OH 45365

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Classified Sales Receptionist Due to growth in our business, the Classifieds That Work classifieds department of the Sidney Daily News, Troy Daily News, Piqua Daily Call and Weekly Record Herald is seeking a Classified Sales Receptionist. We are seeking an energetic team player who can work independently to provide support for our classified call center. This full time position is based in our Sidney, Ohio, office. Qualified individuals will have an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint with the ability to accurately type 40 wpm. Qualifications will also include sales experience, professional appearance, excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as prior knowledge of business office equipment. We offer an 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday work week in addition to a competitive hourly wage and benefits.

Job-seeking can be a difficult task. With over 2,200 companies having listed help wanted ads with JobSourceOhio.com, we can help you find the missing piece to your job search. Log on today!

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Please send resume with references to: mkaiser@civitasmedia.com No phone calls, please. EOE

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

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

(937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts. www.firsttroy.com

1 BEDROOM at 768 Foraker. Newer carpet/ paint. All kitchen appliances, detached garage, washer/ dryer hookup. Deposit/ references required, $450, (937)638-5707. 2 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, fireplace, 1 car garage. $525 Monthly. (419)305-6292

IN-HOME CARE, Make an agreement/ offer/ commitment. Will exchange professional, devoted nursing care to someone for the rest of their life. 23 years experience. Exchange for negotiations. Call Rose (937)751-5014.

Nikki Loudenback 937-726-5767 OAR President Sales Club Award Winner

Re/Max Open Houses - Stop & See Bill Foster Saturday, April 13, 2013 12:00-1:30 2:00-3:30

Licensed Bonded-Insured

Driveways •• Excavating Excavating Driveways Demolition Demolition

Sunday, April 14, 2013 1:00-2:30

937.492.8003 • 937.726.2868

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Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

937-419-0676 www.buckeyehomeservices.com

875-0153 698-6135

• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms

213 Hall Street (Campbell Rd. to Hall St.))

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Bill Foster 710-3343

• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors

• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions

CALL TODAY FOR FREE ESTIMATE

GJ’s LAWN SERVICE

Continental Contractors

937-362-2103

Roofing • Siding • Windows

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937-875-0153 937-698-6135

Free Estimate

Gutters • Doors • Remodel Voted #1 in Shelby County by Sidney Daily News Readers

937-492-5150 INERRANT CONTRACTORS: Tired of over paying general contractors to renovate your home? Self performing our own work allows for the best possible prices on skilled labor. Residential/ commercial kitchens, baths, decks, roofs, doors, windows, siding, floors, drywall, paint. Licensed and insured InerrantContractors@gmail.com. (937)573-7357.

BED BUG DETECTORS

QUALITY WORK AT AFFORDABLE PRICES

“Peace of Mind”

16 years experience

knowing your Free from BED BUGS

FREE ESTIMATES

• Devices installed in all rooms • Easy Early find if Bed Bugs enter

christophers.lawncare@yahoo.com

As low as

$

4995

(937)

493-9978

New Roofs Repairs Re-roofs Tear-offs Chimney Flashing

SERVICE

937-507-1259

10 Year Warranty on Labor FREE Estimates

937-339-6646

Cleaning Service

Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

Spring will be arriving soon!

LAWN CARE & HOME IMPROVEMENTS Lawn Mowing starting at $15 Landscaping •Trim Shrubs Pavers & Fence Installation Tree Removal •Wood Patios Install & Clean Spoutings • Siding PowerWashing NuisanceWild Animal Removal FREE Estimates 15 Years Lawn Care Experience

Call NOW for your FREE estimate for Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios, Pole Barns, etc.

FREE Estimates Fully Insured

(937) 205-5094

Call Matt 937-477-5260

Fullenkamp, Inc.

B Mowing A&

Serving the area since 1995

937-726-9118 Low Competitive Rates •Ride or Push Mowing •First Cutting Free for New Seasonal Customers •10% Discount for Senior Citizens Currently serving Sidney & Anna areas

AMISH CREW Wants roofing, siding, windows, doors, repair old floors, joust foundation porches, decks, garages, room additions.

ANY TYPE OF REMODELING

(937) 232-7816 Amos Schwartz Construction

Make your pet a reservation today. • Climate controlled Kennel • Outdoor Time • Friendly Family Atmosphere

Rutherford

937-492-3530

MOWER REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

937-658-0196 Residential Insured

Loria Coburn

16900 Ft. Loramie-Swanders Rd., Sidney

within 10 mile radius of Sidney

loriaandrea@aol.com

Cre ative Vissiocn Land ap e

J.T.’s Painting & Drywall 20 YEARS IN BUSINESS

• Lawn Maintenance and Mowing • Shrub Planting & Removal • Shrub Trimming • Tree Removal • Tree Trimming • Pavers & Wall Stone, Hardscapes

LICENSED • INSURED

RICK WITHROW WITHROW RICK (937) 726-9625 726-9625 (937)

Material & Workmanship Guaranteed

Call Mel Fullenkamp

Senior Homecare Personal • Comfort ~ Flexible Hourly Care ~ ~ Respite Care for Families ~

419.501.2323 or 888.313.9990 www.visitingangels.com/midwestohio 2382792

GET THE WORD OUT!

FREE pickup

937-498-0123

Driveways Floors • Footers Patios • Sidewalks

Paws & Claws Retreat: Pet Boarding Sidney/Anna area facility.

All Small Engines • Mowers • Weed Eaters • Edgers • Snowblowers • Chain Saws Blades Sharpened • Tillers

Concrete Construction

937-394-7253

30 Years experience!

Tammy Welty (937)857-4222

TOTAL HOME REMODELING Call Jim at 937-694-2454

Commercial & Residential

MATT & SHAWN’S

B.E.D. PROGRAM

GOLD’S CONCRETE

25 Years Experience FREE ESTIMATES

JOHN R. LLOYD CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

installed

Berry Roofing Service Driveways Sidewalks Patios, Flat Work Etc.

~ Fully Insured ~

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FREE ES AT T S E IM

Commercial Bonded

FREE Estimates • Fully Insured Commercial & Residential

PAVING, REPAIR & SEALCOATING DRIVEWAYS PARKING LOTS

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• Lawn Rolling • Mowing • Trimming • Mulching • Bush Trimming • Gutter Cleaning • Grass, Leaf Pickup

John R Lloyd Construction (937) 205-5094

COOPER’S BLACKTOP

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MINIMUM CHARGES APPLY

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2634 Tomahawk (Broadway north to right on Arrowhead to left on Tomahawk)

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COOPER’S GRAVEL

2380832 2384092

1270 Maple Leaf

•Steel Roof Systems •Decra Stone Coated Roofs *Lifetime Transferable Warranty*

937-606-1122

• Interior/Exterior • Drywall • Texturing • Kitchens • Baths • Decks • Doors • Room Additions

(Spruce to Ridgeway to Maple Leaf)

1-937-492-8897

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WE DELIVER

2348 Brierwood

Stunning ranch home in Plum Ridge. Warm and welcoming as soon as you enter. Gas fireplace, catheral ceiling and enormous living space. Kitchen boast of oak cabinets, pergo flooring, bar and dining area all open for entertaining. Stainless steel, deluxe appliances all stay. Wonderful four seasons room in the rear of the home for add'l peace and serenity. 3 bedrooms with 6 panel wood doors. Master bedroom has a fabulous walk in closet. Bath has over sized shower. New security system, high efficiency furnace w/ humidifier an new water softner. New reverse osmosis water system. Full basement plumbed for 3rd bath. Over sized 2 car garage, cul-de-sac location.

Call today for FREE estimate Fully Insured Repairs • Cleaning • Gutter Guard

aandehomeservicesllc.com

Shredded Topsoil Fill Dirt

Featured Home of the Week 0 ,90 4 4 $2

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GRAVEL & STONE

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1002 N. Main St. Sidney, Ohio 45365

$700.00 off $6k or more on a roof & $150.00 roof tune up

Sparkle Clean

Ready for a career change?

Gutter & Service

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Open Interviews Friday April 12th 9am-11am 1910 Fair Rd. Sidney *************************

DC SEAMLESS

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3 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, Country ranch, Fairlawn, No pets, Non smoking, $600 monthly, $600 deposit, (937)362-4842

★✰★✰★✰★✰★✰★✰★✰★

SALES ASSOCIATE/ DELIVERY DRIVER, Part time position, flexible hours, apply in person, Sherwin Williams, 315 West High Street, Piqua, OH

Roofing • Drywall • Painting Plumbing • Remodels • Flooring SPRING SPECIAL

3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, appliances included, finished basement, 2 car garage, fenced yard, sunroom, nice neighborhood, $650 plus deposit, MUST HAVE REFERENCES, (937)492-5599

888-588-6626 or info@bulktransit.com

Apply Day of Event or Call Staffmark at 937-498-4131 for more information.

for appointment at

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★ Home Most Nights ★ Great Pay/Benefits ★ Monthly Safety Bonus

Apply online at www.bulktransit.com

Mama Rosa's is partnering with Stafmark for project and longterm positions.

A simple, affordable, solution to all your home needs.

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Sign on Bonus

CDL A w/1 yr. trac/trl exp reqd.

1st & 2nd Shifts $9.80 / HR

Call 937-498-5125

3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, appliances furnished, close to shopping, $500 monthly plus utilities & deposit, MUST HAVE REFERENCES, (937)492-5599

$1000

A&E Home Services LLC

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DRIVERS (Local/Regional)

Electronic Filing 45 Years Experience

Insurance jobs welcome • FREE Estimates

2 BEDROOM house in country, 2 car garage, Bethel Township, No pets! $700 monthly plus deposit, 6395 Studebaker Road, (937)667-4144 for appointment to see

★✰★✰★✰★✰★✰★✰★✰★

CALL RICK

937-726-2780

Eric Jones, Owner

LIQUOR LICENSED Restaurant FOR LEASE. $4 500 monthly. Also has Outdoor Patio. Visible storefront location at WalMart and Home Depot regional shopping center. 1220 East Ash Street, Piqua, OH 45356. awiens@tolsonent.com, (419)843-6265.

Or email resume to: mgoubeaux@ceioh.com

that work .com

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422 Buckeye Ave., Sidney

(937)492-3450

Apply at: Continental Express Inc. 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH 45365 (800)497-2100

FULLY INSURED FREE ESTIMATES

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* Studio's * 1 & 2 Bedroom

SOLD with

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SchulzeTax & Accounting Service

Painting - Interior - Exterior Pressure Washing Homes and Decks Cleaning Gutters Commercial, Industrial, Residential

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Village West Apts. "Simply the Best"

Get it

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Interested persons please forward resumes to: timothy.schultz@ covingtoncarecenter.com or mail to Administrator 75 Mote Drive Covington, OH 45318 or fax to (937)473-2963

MODERN SINGLE Story Duplex, clean, appliances, newer carpet, credit check, $445, 620 North Wagner, (419)738-4663

Will perform maintenance and repairs on semi trucks & trailers. Duties will include preventative maintenance, inspections and repairs, brake and tire repairs, and other duties as assigned. Candidates with prior knowledge and experience on semi's strongly preferred. Must have own tools and be extremely dependable. Pay to be determined by experience. Excellent benefit package.

937-497-7763

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Covington Care Center, a 100 bed rehab and nursing center, part of AdCare Health Systems, is seeking an experienced Business Office Manager (BOM) to lead our center's business office dept. The successful BOM candidate will have 2 to 3 years experience in accounts receivable management; excellent communication skills, successful cash collection history, demonstrated ability to reduce DSO, must have proficient knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and Insurance billing systems.

1250 4th Ave.

(937)498-4747 www.firsttroy.com

MAKE YOUR HOME LOOK NEW AGAIN

Time to sell your old stuff...

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BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER

4th Ave. Store & Lock

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SUBJECT: Bookkeeper/Accountant

DISCOVER PEBBLEBROOK Village of Anna. 2 & 3 Bedroom townhomes & ranches. Garages, appliances, washer & dryer. Close to I-75, Honda, 20 miles from Lima.

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

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Garcia, Leishman lead Masters at 66 Tiger still the favorite four strokes back AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) —Sergio Garcia is still chasing that first major title. It never figured to come at Augusta National. But there he was Thursday, after a bogey-free opening round, sharing the top spot on the leaderboard at the Masters. “Obviously, this is not my most favorite place,” Garcia said, trying to be diplomatic. “But we try to enjoy it as much as we can every time we come here. Sometimes it comes out better than others. Today was one of those good days. Let’s enjoy it while it lasts.” Garcia’s 6-under 66 tied him with Aussie Marc Leishman, on a cloudy day that was made for going low. There wasn’t much wind until late in the afternoon, when a storm front approached Augusta. There wasn’t a blistering sun to bake out the greens, which were receptive to accurate shots. The Spaniard took advantage, rekindling memories of the teen phenom known as “El Nino,” who seemed certain to win numerous major titles after he battled with Woods at the 1999 PGA Championship, losing by a single stroke. Garcia has challenged in other majors, but rarely at the Masters — a course that doesn’t seem to fit his style or shaky putter. In 14 previous appearances at Augusta National, he has finished in the top 10 only twice. Last year, after a dismal third round took him out of contention, he bluntly conceded that he didn’t think he was capable of winning a major. Obviously, he feels different now — though there’s still some trepidation in his voice about what’s still to come. “Every time I tee off in a tournament, the goal is to play the best I can and have a chance at winning. That doesn’t change this week,” Garcia said. “Today was a nice day, one of those days you really enjoy. Hopefully I’ll have three more of those and we’ll see what happens on Sunday night.” With all eyes on Tiger Woods, the overwhelming favorite, plenty of others stood out amid the azaleas and towering Georgia pines. There was Leishman, who had played two whole rounds at Augusta National. There was David Lynn, a Masters rookie who was just two strokes back. Lynn was the early clubhouse leader, then Leishman surged to the front with four straight birdies on the back side starting at No. 13. The Australian sure didn’t play like someone who had missed the cut in his only other Mas-

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SERGIO GARCIA, of Spain, listens to his caddie Greg Hearmon on the 14th green during the first round of the Masters ters appearance, in 2010. “The first time I was here,” Leishman recalled, “I was like a bit of a deer in headlights, I guess. I found myself looking around a little bit too much and not concentrating on getting the ball in the hole.” He was hardly on a roll coming into Augusta, having missed the cut in his two previous PGA Tour events. But it all came together, for one day at least. “To be sitting here is pretty cool,” Leishman said. “But it’s only Thursday afternoon, so a lot of golf to play.” No Australian has ever won the Masters. Lynn, a runner-up to Rory McIlroy in last year’s PGA Championship, birdied four of five holes around the turn and rolled in a testy 15-foot putt at the final hole to save par. “It’s about playing the percentages,” the Englishman said. “When I was on the ninth, I turned to my caddie and said, ‘We’re leading the Masters.’ He just looked at me and smiled. I told him, ‘I’d rather be leading it Sunday afternoon.’ But it’s not a bad thing to see your name up there leading the Masters. That’s always something I can look back on.” Lynn moved from the European to the American tour this year, a change that seems to have rejuvenated his passion for the game. “It’s given me a second wind,” Lynn said. “Everything

is new. I’m going to different places every week, different courses. It’s like I’ve started my career again almost.” Dustin Johnson was one shot off the lead after a 67. Lynn was joined at 68 by a group that included Rickie Fowler, who went on the wildest ride of the day — a 4under score despite two double-bogeys. Jamie Donaldson turned in the shot of the day, acing the 180-yard sixth for the 24th hole-in-one in Masters history. He is only the fifth player to make a 1 at the hole known as Juniper, with its towering tee box and a green at the bottom of the hill. Donaldson was the first to do it since Chris DiMarco in 2004. Woods was still the favorite after opening with a 70. But it appears he’ll have a lot of competition. “I felt like I putted well today,” said Woods, whose only lower opening-round score at Augusta was a 68 in 2010. “We’ve got a long way to go. I’ve just got to out there and play shot for shot. The golf course is going to change dramatically. You’ve just got to make adjustments.” Woods has already won three times this year and reclaimed his No. 1 spot in the world rankings. But he hasn’t captured a major since 2008, and it’s been eight long years since he claimed his fourth green jacket at Augusta.

golf tournament Thursday in Augusta, Ga. Garcia shot a 66 to share the first-round lead.

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Masters Tee Times The Associated Press At Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Ga. All Times EDT a-amateur Friday 8 a.m. — John Merrick, Thorbjorn Olesen, D.A. Points 8:11 a.m. — Craig Stadler, Ben Curtis, a-Michael Weaver 8:22 a.m. — Mark O'Meara, Martin Laird, Jamie Donaldson 8:33 a.m. — Paul Lawrie, Thomas Bjorn, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 8:44 a.m. — Trevor Immelman, George Coetzee, a-Alan Dunbar 8:55 a.m. — Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Nick Watney 9:06 a.m. — Ben Crenshaw, Matteo Manassero, a-Guan Tianlang 9:17 a.m. — Bernhard Langer, Lucas Glover, Henrik Stenson 9:28 a.m. — Vijay Singh, Bo Van Pelt, Y.E. Yang 9:39 a.m. — Angel Cabrera, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott 9:50 a.m. — Fred Couples, Dustin Johnson, Branden Grace 10:12 a.m. — Hunter Mahan, Hiroyuki Fujita, Francesco Molinari 10:23 a.m. — Phil Mickelson, Louis Oosthuizen, Martin Kaymer 10:34 a.m. — Rory McIlroy,

Keegan Bradley, Freddie Jacobson 10:45 a.m. — Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar, Bill Haas 10:56 a.m. — Sandy Lyle, John Peterson, a-Nathan Smith 11:07 a.m. — Larry Mize, Brian Gay, Russell Henley 11:18 a.m. — Ian Woosnam, David Lynn, Kevin Na 11:29 a.m. — David Toms, Richard Sterne, Ted Potter Jr. 11:40 a.m. — Tom Watson, Ryan Moore, Kevin Streelman 11:51 a.m. — Robert Garrigus, Carl Pettersson, Tim Clark 12:13 p.m. — Mike Weir, Lee Westwood, Jim Furyk 12:24 p.m. — Brandt Snedeker, Ryo Ishikawa, Justin Rose 12:35 p.m. — Jose Maria Olazabal, Marc Leishman, a-T.J. Vogel 12:46 p.m. — Charl Schwartzel, Webb Simpson, Peter Hanson 12:57 p.m. — Zach Johnson, K.J. Choi, Graeme McDowell 1:08 p.m. — Michael Thompson, John Huh, John Senden 1:19 p.m. — Stewart Cink, Nicolas Colsaerts, Thaworn Wiratchant 1:30 p.m. — Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter, a-Steven Fox 1:41 p.m. — Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Scott Piercy 1:52 p.m. — Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Padraig Harrington

Minster tight end Wolf verbals to Tennessee MINSTER — Minster tight end Ethan Wolf decided to get his college choice out of the way early, making a verbal commitment Wednesday to play for the University of Tennessee. Wolf is a 6foot-6, 240Wolf pound junior at Minster who also plays basketball and was the starting catcher last season for the state champion baseball team. Wolf had offers from 20 Division I schools, including Tennessee, Michigan State, Nebraska, Indiana, Kentucky,

Louisville, North Carolina State, Arkansas, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Boston College, Purdue, Toledo, Miami, Bowling Green, Central Florida and Akron. Last season, Wolf caught 43 passes for 563 yards and eight touchdowns in helping the Wildcats to a 9-3 record and a two-game stay in the postseason. “The past year has been very crazy,” said Wolf. “Attending several camps, visiting schools every weekend and playing three sports, while still meeting the physical demands of getting ready for this opportunity has made the last 15 months pretty

overwhelming at times. I am so thankful I have parents that are super supportive and have helped me through this journey. Coach (Nate) Moore has been awesome and it was great to spend the day in Tennessee with him before my commitment.” Moore was Minster’s head coach before announcing recently that he was resigning to coach at LaSalle High School in Cincinnati. Wolf said a lot went into him choosing Tennessee, not the least of which was playing in the storied Southeastern Conference. “Obviously there were several factors that entered into

my decision,” Wolf said. “The coaches and support staff, the tradition and where I feel the program is headed, conference affiliation, geography, and then truly just a gut feel. Make no mistake, this decision is very hard because there are some really great schools out there filled with great people. “Playing in the SEC and lining up against players from Alabama, Florida and LSU every week is definitely challenging but exciting and an experience that I couldn’t pass up,” he added. “I had heard football in the south was like nothing else you will ever see and boy they weren’t kidding.

The facilities, the fan support, the opportunities after football, whether it be playing in the NFL or entering the workforce is really unique.” The son of James and Shelly Wolf still has a lot of high school sports left, though. “I look forward to the balance of my baseball season this year and then of course my senior season,” he said. “You can’t replace the great memories of playing with your friends and being a part of some great teams here at Minster. While I am excited to tackle the next challenge I am in no hurry to be done being a kid.”


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Bucks to end workouts with trip to Cincinnati COLUMBUS (AP) — After years and years of getting a cold shoulder from the city of Cincinnati, Ohio State’s football team is taking its act on the road to the Queen City. Call it a spring thaw. The Buckeyes will wind up their 15 spring practices on Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Bengals, while work is being done on their own Ohio Stadium. Coach Urban Meyer, a 1986 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, can’t wait to show his players around ‚Äî and show them off. “We’re going to take our players to the Reds museum,” he said. “We’re going to give them a little taste of Cincinnati afterward with Montgomery Inn ribs, Graeter’s ice cream and some Skyline (chili). So we’re going to do it right.” Before that, the Buckeyes will play their annual intrasquad scrimmage in a city that over the years has shown only lukewarm interest in Ohio State and has traditionally not sent many of its top high school players to the Buckeyes. The trip is a step toward mending those fences. “There does seem to be some sort of disconnect,” said Ohio State assistant coach Kerry Coombs, a longtime high school coach in Cincinnati. “Coach Meyer is working really hard to bridge whatever gap there might be.” Two Ohio State starters‚Äî defensive lineman Adolphus Washington and offensive lineman Andrew Norwell ‚Äî are from Cincinnati. But the city has never embraced the Buckeyes as do Cleveland, Toledo, Youngstown, Akron or Dayton. Top football

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IN THIS 2012, file photo, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer celebrates a touchdown by Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller during an NCAA college football game against Penn State in State College, Pa. Meyer says his Ohio State team has accomplished a lot this spring. players seem to either stay home and play for the Bearcats or head off to Notre Dame, Kentucky or other Southeastern Conference locales. Norwell is looking forward to playing this road game. “It makes it exciting playing somewhere else,” said Norwell, a senior. “I love playing in the ‘Shoe, but playing in Cincinnati hits home to me. Being from Cincinnati, it’s going to be great.” Meyer, for one, believes the Buckeyes have established a beachhead in Cincinnati that will

help sway prep stars to come north to Columbus. “I wasn’t here in years past, but I have heard a lot of that, ‘Well, we haven’t done well in Cincinnati,’” the secondyear coach of the Buckeyes said. “I think we’re doing great. I think we’re killing it. Adolphus Washington could potentially be a great player at Ohio State. And recently we’ve done good down there. There’s really good players, really good high school coaches. Coombs has Coach helped, and (assistant) Tim Hinton obviously knows Cincinnati since

SCOREBOARD CALENDAR High school High school sports Baseball Lehman at Ridgemont Fort Loramie at New Bremen New Knoxville at Delphos Houston at Fort Recovery Bradford at Botkins Softball Versailles at Anna Botkins at Fort Recovery Troy Christian at Houston New Bremen at Jackson Center Coldwater at Russia Lehman at Ridgemont Track Houston at Fort Recovery Sidney at Miami East Inv. Boys tennis West Milton at Lehman SATURDAY Baseball Jackson Center at New Bremen Russia at Covington (2) Minster at Fort Loramie Allen East at New Knoxville Houston, Anna at St. Henry Inv. Fairlawn at Ansonia (2) Riverside at Ben Logan Versailles at St. Marys (2) Softball Lehman at Bethel (2) Sidney at Celina Fort Loramie at Jackson Center Russia at Covington (2) Minster at St. Marys (2) Anna at New Bremen Fairlawn at Riverside (2) Marion Local at Botkins (2) Versailles at Ansonia (2) Track Lehman, Russia, Minster, New Bremen, New Knoxville, Houston, Fairlawn, Botkins at Anna Invitational Jackson Center at Ridgemont Inv.

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Mets (Niese 1-0) at MinFowler..................34-34—68 backer Curtis Grant, an Rickie Trevor Immelman ..........35-33—68 nesota (Worley 0-1), 8:10 p.m. acclaimed recruit who Matt Kuchar...................33-35—68 Milwaukee (Lohse 0-0) at St. has not been an impact David Lynn.....................33-35—68 Louis (S.Miller 1-0), 8:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-0) at Adam Scott .....................34-35—69 player so far. With All- Jim Furyk.......................33-36—69 Arizona (Corbin 1-0), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (Garland 1-0) at San Big Ten linebacker Ryan Zach Johnson..................36-33—69 Choi .........................34-36—70 Diego (T.Ross 0-1), 10:10 p.m. Shazier’s availability K.J. 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Dodgers at Arizona, 8:10 Colorado at San Diego, 8:40 ing in the Bengals sta- Angel Cabrera ................36-35—71 American League Donald...................36-35—71 dium, the Buckeyes will Luke East Division Ernie Els.........................36-35—71 also get to meet the Ryo Ishikawa..................34-37—71 Pct GB W L team’s coach. Marvin Bernhard Langer ...........35-36—71 Boston . . . . . . . . 5 3 .625 — 4 .500 1 Phil Mickelson................38-33—71 Baltimore . . . . . 4 Lewis will speak to the Ryan Moore ....................37-34—71 New York. . . . . . 4 4 .500 1 team at some point dur- John Peterson.................36-35—71 Tampa Bay . . . . 4 5 .444 1½ 6 .333 2½ Charl Schwartzel ...........36-35—71 Toronto . . . . . . . 3 ing the trip. Central Division Bo Van Pelt .....................36-35—71 “I love Marvin Lewis. Jason Dufner ..................37-35—72 Kansas City . . . 6 3 .667 — He’s one of the great Bill Haas.........................35-37—72 Detroit. . . . . . . . 5 4 .556 1 4 .500 1½ Gay .......................35-37—72 Chicago . . . . . . . 4 football coaches, a great Brian 5 .444 2 Peter Hanson..................36-36—72 Minnesota . . . . . 4 friend of mine,” Meyer Russell Henley ...............36-36—72 Cleveland . . . . . 3 5 .375 2½ West Division said. “So it’s going to be a Freddie Jacobson............36-36—72 2 .778 — Martin Kaymer ..............35-37—72 Oakland . . . . . . 7 good trip.” 3 .667 1 Rory McIlroy ..................34-38—72 Texas . . . . . . . . . 6

Conn. senator asks Fox to pull plug on NRA race Sprint Cup race takes place during legislation debate FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A U.S. senator from Connecticut has sent a letter to media mogul Rupert Murdoch asking that Fox network not broadcast Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race sponsored by the National Rifle Association. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy wrote to the News Corp. chief that the race is taking place during Senate consideration of legislation to reduce gun violence in the wake of the elementary school shootings last December in Newtown, Conn. Murphy said the race will give national attention “to an organization that has been the face of one side of this heated debate.” Fox officials declined comment Thursday. The NRA 500 from Texas Motor Speedway will be broadcast as scheduled. Murphy also questioned the Victory Lane tradition at Texas, where the winner gets a cowboy hat and can fire sixshooters loaded with blanks into the air. “I think the fact that they’re not loaded is a fairly safe thing,” said Eddie Gossage, the pres-

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Vijay Singh .....................35-37—72 D.A. Points......................35-37—72 John Senden ...................35-37—72 Mike Weir .......................38-34—72 Y.E. Yang.........................36-36—72 Keegan Bradley..............38-35—73 Thomas Bjorn.................37-36—73 Graeme McDowell..........35-38—73 a-Guan Tianlang ............38-35—73 Michael Thompson .........37-36—73 Sandy Lyle......................37-36—73 Larry Mize......................36-37—73 Webb Simpson ................38-35—73 Richard Sterne ...............37-36—73 Steve Stricker.................40-33—73 Nicolas Colsaerts ...........38-36—74 Jamie Donaldson............35-39—74 Lucas Glover ..................38-36—74 John Merrick ..................40-34—74 Francesco Molinari ........38-36—74 Mark O'Meara ................35-39—74 Jose Maria Olazabal ......38-36—74 Louis Oosthuizen ...........38-36—74 Stewart Cink ..................36-39—75 George Coetzee...............39-36—75 Matteo Manassero .........37-38—75 Scott Piercy ....................38-37—75 Henrik Stenson ..............36-39—75 Bubba Watson ................38-37—75 Ben Curtis ......................36-40—76 Robert Garrigus .............39-37—76 Martin Laird ..................36-40—76 Paul Lawrie ....................37-39—76 Hunter Mahan ...............39-37—76 Carl Pettersson ..............36-40—76 Ted Potter Jr...................37-39—76 Ian Poulter......................38-38—76 a-Steven Fox...................36-40—76 Kevin Streelman ............36-40—76 a-Nathan Smith .............39-38—77

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BRAD KESELOWSKI sits in the garage between laps during testing at Texas Motor Speedway Thursday in Fort Worth,Texas. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 auto race is scheduled to run Saturday. ident of Texas Motor Speedway. Gossage has repeatedly said that the NRA’s sponsorship is “not about politics. It’s about sports marketing.” He said he has received fewer than a dozen cards, letters or emails about the deal since it was announced last month. This is not the NRA’s first title sponsorship in NASCAR. The group sponsored a second-tier

Nationwide race last September at Atlanta, which like Texas is owned by Speedway Motorsports Inc. Asked about ticket sales for Saturday night’s race, Gossage said he expects a similar crowd to last spring when the crowd of 159,200 was the largest for a NASCAR race last season. “I can’t speak for everybody but I can

speak for myself in saying that I would really rather stay out of politics and just race,” said NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, the defending Sprint Cup champion, who owns rifles. “That is certainly not the situation though. Sometimes we get thrown into it whether we want to or not. I think the best thing is just to acknowledge it and try to move on with it.”

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BLOODY SUNDAY Any Baseball Fantasy owner would love to trot out a rotation of R.A. Dickey, David Price, Matt Cain, Cole Hamels and Stephen Strasburg. Imagine having all five of those starters in a rotation. Now imagine — as a fantasy player — all five in your lineup on the same day. Well, fortunately, you don’t have to use your imagination. All five started last Sunday, and the results were anything but fantasy worthy. Dickey and Price, winners of the 2012 Cy Young awards, will most certainly be in the discussion again this season, as will the other three. But last Sunday just wasn’t their day. The five combined to throw just 24.1 innings and gave up 45 hits, 15 walks and 38 earned runs. That’s a 14.05 ERA and 2.47 WHIP. No one saw these bad pitching lines coming. Price was facing an Indians teams that had been shut out the two previous days by the Rays. Cain breezed through the order in perfect fashion until the Cardinals sent 14 hitters to the plate in the fourth. The Red Sox were shut out by J.A. Happ and three relievers on two hits the day before Dickey’s knuckler failed to dance. Hamels was staked to a four-run lead in the first inning that he managed to cough up by the fifth. And Strasburg’s downfall was a three-run sixth that began when Derrick Robinson, making his major league debut, singled. IP 4.2 5.0 3.2 5.2 5.1 24.1

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CHRIS DAVIS, BALTIMORE Few players have ever started a season hotter than Davis has in 2013. He homered and drove in at least three runs in each of his first four games. In the fifth game, he had to settle for 1-3 with just one RBI. He ended the week hitting .455 with four homers and 17 RBIs.

YU DARVISH, TEXAS Darvish retired the first 26 batters he faced this season, but couldn’t quite finish off perfection against the Astros. Houston shortstop Marwin Gonzalez hit a grounder back at Darvish that got through the wickets for the Astros’ only hit. He left his second start with a blister, but managed to earn another win.

JUSTIN UPTON, ATLANTA The younger Upton brother upstaged his sibling with five home runs during the first week with their new team. Upton batted just .318, but drove home seven and scored seven in leading the Braves to a 5-1 start. One of Upton’s homers was a walk-off job on Saturday to defeat the Cubs.

CLAYTON KERSHAW, LOS ANGELES The Dodgers’ ace lefthander shutout the Giants last Monday and homered in the eighth inning to break a 0-0 tie. He followed that with seven shutout innings in the Dodgers’ 1-0 win over Pittsburgh. He tossed 16 innings and allowed just six hits and one walk.

TOP 10 PROSPECTS (MLB.COM) 1. Jurickson Profar, SS, Texas (Age 20) 2. Dylan Bundy, SP, Baltimore (20) 3. Oscar Taveras, OF, St. Louis (20) 4. Wil Myers, OF, Tampa Bay (22) 5. Taijuan Walker, SP, Seattle (20) 6. Travis d’Arnaud, C, New York Mets (24) 7. Zack Wheeler, SP, New York Mets (22) 8. Gerrit Cole, SP, Pittsburgh (22) 9. Billy Hamilton, OF, Cincinnati (22) 10. Miguel Sano, 3B, Minnesota (19)

APRIL 7, 1969 Don Singer of the Los Angeles Dodgers earns MLB’s first save. The save became an official statistic in 1969. The game is played at Crosley Field in Cincinnati and Don Drysdale is the winning pitcher. Unlike closers of today, Singer enters the game in the seventh inning and retires nine of the 10 batters he faces, with a walk to Pete Rose the only blemish. APRIL 2, 1976 In a pre-free agency salary purge, Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley trades superstar Reggie Jackson, along with Ken Holtzman and minor leaguer Bill VanBommell to the Baltimore Orioles just prior to the start of the season. The A’s receive Mike Torrez, Don Baylor and Paul Mitchell in return.

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Nationals Bryce Harper determined to become best player in the game. Braves Justin is one-upping brother B.J. A’s Oakland still trying to prove they belong with big boys. Reds Rallied to defeat Strasburg on Sunday. Tigers Another sluggish start this season. Giants Pitching still carrying the Giants. Rangers Yu Darvish almost perfect, but it was only the Astros. Dodgers Has Carl Crawford returned to elite level? Diamondbacks Offense not missing Justin Upton at all yet. Angels Josh Hamilton booed mercilessly in Texas. Cardinals Opened with 3-3 western road trip. Red Sox Train wreck of last season seems to be behind them. White Sox Addison Reed has three saves already. Indians Shut out twice at Tampa Bay before blowing up David Price. Orioles Chris Davis is on pace for 108 homers and 459 RBIs. Rockies Having Troy Tulowitzki healthy makes huge difference. Rays Alex Cobb, Matt Moore putting up zeroes. Yankees Andy Pettitte’s ERA is 1.13, rest of staff: 6.14. Blue Jays J.P. Arencibia displays power stroke. Mets The old Philadelphia-Minneapolis-Denver road trip on tap. Twins Justin Morneau at .364, rest of team struggling at .220. Royals Took two of three at Philadelphia in rematch of 1980 Series. Mariners Seven of next 13 games vs. Texas. Cubs Stymied by Atlanta pitching and Carlos Marmol lost closer job. Phillies Growing concerns about Roy Halladay’s struggles. Brewers Only win came in extra innings. Padres Bats out of the gate at a .204 clip. Pirates Abysmal offense batting .119, scoring eight runs in six games. Marlins Thankfully for the Marlins, the Astros are worse. Astros Showed a spark on Opening Day, then fizzled.

Yankee Duo Keeps Winning Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte. The two veteran Yankees own a combined 10 World Series rings, 27 postseason wins, 42 postseason saves and 15 All-Star appearances. Prior to the Steroid Era distorting the Hall of Fame voting, it would have been safe to assume that both would be future Hall members, but when Tim Raines receives 91 more votes than Barry Bonds, you never know. But I digress. Last week, when the Yankees needed a win to avoid a season-opening sweep to the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, who did manager Joe Girardi call on? Pettitte, of course. And with the bullpen spent by 7.2 innings the night before when Hiroki Kuroda got only four outs, the 40-year-old lefthander needed to pitch deep into the game. He responded with eight masterful innings, holding the Red Sox to one run on eight hits. Rivera finished the job, although not with the dominance we’ve come to expect. After a leadoff walk to Dustin Pedroia, Rivera worked around a double by Jonny Gomes to preserve the 4-2 win for the 609th save of his career.

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Andy in New York. Rivera has saved 69 of Pettitte’s 246 regular season wins — the most for any combination in history — and closed 11 of his 19 postseason wins. Rivera has announced that 2013 will be his final season. His all-time saves record and postseason record of 42 will most certainly stand the test of time. Pettitte, who retired after the 2010 season, returned to the Yankees last season. It is expected that this will also be his final season in pinstripes. With the short lifespan of closers these days, and fewer players spending entire careers with the same team, it’s unlikely those career numbers will be matched by any other starter/closer combination.

OPENING DAY NOTES

• Jimmy Rollins took his position at shortstop on Opening Day for the Phillies in 2001 and hasn’t relinquished it. You may remember that his doubleplay partner was second baseman Marlon Anderson. And you may know that Desi Relaford was the Phillies shortstop on Opening Day in 2000. But do you know the first baseman that started for the Phillies on Rollins’ first Opening Day? (Answer at end of next column) • The last time the Pirates had a winning season, Kirk Gibson started in right field on Opening Day. In the 20 years that followed, they’ve used 16 different starting pitchers on Opening Day. A.J. Burnett became the 17th this year.

• Among the dozen players who have started 12 or more consecutive Opening Days is Vernon Wells of the New York Yankees. Not scheduled to start for the Angels this season, Wells was dealt to the Yankees just before the season opener. His Opening Day streak continues. • Oakland has used eight different starting pitchers on Opening Day in the last eight years. • There have been only two players to start at first base on Opening Day for the Colorado Rockies in team history: Andres Galarraga and Todd Helton. Answer: Most Philadelphia fans will remember that Travis Lee was the Opening Day first baseman in 2001.

Can you name the current player who has the longest consecutive streak in an Opening Day starting lineup?

Scoreless innings by the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw to begin the season. He tossed a complete game shutout over San Francisco, and seven shutout frames in a win against Pittsburgh. Earned runs allowed last Sunday by reigning Cy Young winners David Price and R.A. Dickey. RBIs for Baltimore’s Chris Davis in his first five games. He homered in the first four games this season with at least three RBIs each game. Batting average for the Pittsburgh Pirates infield. First baseman Gaby Sanchez (.063), second baseman Neil Walker (.100), third baseman Pedro Alvarez (.091) and Clint Barmes (.154) are a combined 7-for-71 with three RBIs and only two extra-base hits, both doubles by Barmes. Tim Raines received 91 more votes (297 to 206) than Barry Bonds in the most recent Hall of Fame balloting.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Todd Helton, who has announced that this will be his final season, has made 16 consecutive Opening Day starts at first base for the Colorado Rockies.

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Award applications available Martha Heintz Memorial Award applications are now available. This award was established by the Shelby County Junior Fair Livestock Sale Committee and the Shelby County Junior Fair Board in recognition of the many years of tireless and dedicated service to the youth of Shelby County by Martha Heintz. Heintz was treasurer of the Sale Committee for 10 years, establishing accounting and clerking procedures and assisting with nearly all Sale Committee-related activities. In addition, she was an adviser to the Anna Livestock 4-H Club for 16 years. Six awards are available each year, one to a Junior Fair Exhibitor (4H and FFA) in each of the six livestock sale species: cattle, hogs, lambs, goats, chickens and rabbits. Completed application forms are due to OSU Extension Shelby County by May 31. Final selection will be based on the applicant’s completed application form, the rating and comments submitted by the applicant’s adviser, and an interview. Selection criteria will be volunteer leadership, enthusiasm, dedication to livestock project, time spent and cooperation. Each of these five criteria will have equal weight when making selections. An individual may win this award in a single species for two consecutive years and then is ineligible for one year, after which that individual is eligible to win for another two consecutive years. Those selected each year will receive an engraved plaque, which will be presented at the beginning of each of the market livestock shows at the Shelby County Fair. Copies of the Martha Heintz Award applications may be obtained from the OSU Extension Shelby County website at http://shelby.osu.edu or from the OSU Extension Shelby County office. Contact Laura Norris, Extension educator, 4-H youth development, at 498-7239 or norris.198@osu.edu for additional information.

Boards plan joint session in Piqua PIQUA — A special joint meeting of the Piqua City Schools Board of Education, Upper Valley Career Center Board of Education and the Edison Community College Board of Trustees will be held April 29 at 6 p.m. at The Cornerstone on the Upper Valley Career Center campus, 8811 Career Drive. It is the second joint board meeting to help members be aware of ongoing collaborations and discuss ideas for future efforts that will benefit area students and communities.

Contact Executive Editor Jeff Billiel with story ideas by phone at (937) 498-5962; email, jbilliel@civitasmedia.com; or by fax, (937) 498-5991.

Shelby County ranks 25th in state in overall health National study also places 3 area counties high BY MIKE SEFFRIN mseffrin@sdnccg.com

Shelby County ranked high in physical environment at sixth. Shelby didn’t rank as well in the other categories: (2012 figures in parentheses) social and economic factors, 31st; clinical care, 38th; and Overall Mortality Morbidity health behaviors, 48th. ranking The factors that determine the physical environment Mercer 6 (6) 9 (16) 2 (1) ranking are daily fine particulate matter, drinking water safety, access to recreational Auglaize 15 (10) 23 (11) 10 (10) facilities, limited access to healthy foods, and fast-food Darke 22 (29) 26 (43) 22 (16) restaurants. Determining the health behaviors ranking are adult Shelby 25 (18) 28 (21) 21 (17) smoking, adult obesity, physical inactivity, excessive Miami 34 (31) 27 (28) 46 (40) drinking, motor vehicle crash death rate, sexually transmitted infections, and teen Logan 45 (37) 55 (35) 35 (45) birth rate. “Public health has an important role to play in makChampaign 47 (52) 54 (63) 42 (36) ing our communities healthier. Evidence-based Rankings out of Ohio’s 88 counties. No. 1 ranking means most healthy. No. 88 ranking means least healthy. programs are making our - Overall ranking based on of mortality and morbidity community a better place to - Mortality based on premature death rate - Morbidity based on of poor or fair health, poor physical health days, poor live, learn, work and play,” mental health days and low birthweight Tostrick said. “Although the Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute 2012 and 2013 County Health Rankings Report Shelby County ranking has On the web: www.countyhealthrankings.org changed from 2012, it demonstrates there is always is how long people live, or in its overall health,” Tostrick improvement needed. Changsaid. “The profiles show there ing behavior doesn’t happen the case of the report, the are many factors besides ac- overnight, but by engaging rate of people dying before cess to care and insurance age 75. Morbidity, which the community through hard refers to how healthy people that influence our commuwork we can start to change feel while they are alive, is a nity’s health. Indicators such our outcomes over the years. combination of the percent of as education and unemploy‘Snapshot’ ment also have an impact.” people who report being in “This report provides a In addition to overall fair or poor health, the numbroad snapshot of our comhealth, the County Health ber of days people report munity’s health. Together, we Rankings ranked health facbeing in poor physical or need to create a higher-resotors: health behaviors, clinimental health, and the rate lution picture to better uncal care, social and economic of low-birthweight infants. derstand the factors that are Mortality, morbidity factors, and physical environ- making us unhealthy. We ment. Shelby County ranked also need community support 28th in mortality and 21st in Many factors to take action and determine morbidity among Ohio’s 88 Among the many factors what resources we can utilize counties. The two rankings within those four categories to make that happen. combined to rank the county are adult smoking and obe“The Robert Wood Johnson as the 25th healthiest in the sity, excessive drinking, teen Foundation ranked the counstate. birth rate, rates of high ties because they believe that The healthiest of the area school graduation, number of the use of ranks can often counties — Mercer — was children in poverty, rates of serve as a more effective tool ninth in mortality and secviolent crime, access to for drawing attention to comond in morbidity. healthy foods, air pollution munity health issues than Statewide, the five health- levels, and the number of lengthy listings of indicators. iest counties were Geauga, fast-food restaurants within They also believe these rankPutnam, Delaware, Medina a geographic area. ings will serve as a stimulus and Holmes. Shelby County ranked to engage community memAt the bottom of the rank- 30th in health factors. Once bers in a dialogue about imings (beginning with 88th) again, Mercer was tops proving the health of each were Scioto, Lawrence, Jack- among area counties, ranking community.” son, Adams and Meigs. fifth, followed by Auglaize To see the complete 2013 “The RWJ/UWPHI county (11th), Miami (20th) and County Health Rankings rerankings serve as an addiDarke (27th). Logan County port, as well as reports from tional tool to help our comranked 34th and Champaign past years, go to www.countymunity to better understand County, 49th. healthrankings.org.

2013 health outcomes rankings

Shelby County ranks 25th in overall health among Ohio’s 88 counties, according to a 2013 county health rankings report. The County Health Rankings, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states. The rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources. These measures are standardized and combined using scientifically informed weights, according to the report. Steven J. Tostrick, health commissioner with the Sidney-Shelby County Health Department, said the County Health Rankings “is a comprehensive report that ranks the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states by using a standard way to measure how healthy people are and how long they live. The rankings are meant to help communities better understand that where people live, learn, work and play influences their overall health.”

‘Room to improve’ “We appreciate the support of our Shelby County community,” Tostrick said. “There is always room to improve as a whole and make our community better.” Three other area counties ranked higher than Shelby. Mercer was sixth, followed by Auglaize (15th) and Darke (22nd). Rankings for the three other surrounding counties were Miami, 34th; Logan, 45th; and Champaign, 47th. Shelby County’s overall health ranking worsened since last year. In the 2012 report, the county was 18th. Mercer also was the top area county in 2012, ranking sixth that year, too. (For more detailed comparisons of the two years, see the charts on this page.) The County Health Rankings use mortality and morbidity to rank the overall health of counties. Mortality

2013 health factors rankings (2012 figures in parentheses) Overall ranking

Health behaviors

Clinical care

Social and economic factors

Physical environment

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11 (11)

20 (18)

17 (20)

8 (12)

27 (61)

Miami

20 (16)

26 (22)

26 (25)

22 (16)

50 (47)

Darke

27 (25)

32 (37)

53 (31)

25 (23)

10 (41)

Shelby

30 (36)

48 (64)

38 (29)

31 (40)

6 (24)

Logan

34 (50)

52 (66)

25 (36)

34 (47)

48 (56)

Champaign

49 (32)

60 (23)

42 (44)

49 (43)

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Rankings out of Ohio’s 88 counties. No. 1 ranking means most healthy. No. 88 ranking means least healthy. - Overall ranking based of health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment - Health behaviors based on adult smoking, adult obesity, binge drinking, motor vehicle crash death rate, sexually transmitted infections and teen birth rate - Clinical care based on uninsured adults, primary care provider rate, preventable hospital stays, diabetic screening and hospice use - Social and economic factors based on high school graduation, college degrees, unemployment, children in poverty, income inequality, inadequate social support, single-par ent households and homicide rate - Physical environment based on air pollution-particulate matter days, air pollution-ozone days, access to healthy foods and liquor store density Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute 2012 and 2013 County Health Rankings Report On the web: www.countyhealthrankings.org

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