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Vol. 121 No. 86

Sidney, Ohio

April 30, 2012

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American Profile • Debbie Gibson, the former teen pop sensation of the ’80s has grown into a multitalented singer, songwriter, Broadway performer and actress with several charitable causes close to her philanthropic heart. Inside

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Helen Rundle Frazier Wellmeier • Jackoilne E. Hicks • Robert F. “Bob” Parin • Douglas Rickert • Nancy S. Pierce • Vivian C. Calland

INDEX Agriculture...........................10 City, County records..............2 Classified .......................14-16 Comics................................12 Hints from Heloise.................8 Horoscope ..........................11 Localife ..............................8-9 Nation/World.........................7 Obituaries..............................3 Sports............................17-19 State news ............................6 ’Tween 12 and 20 ...............11 Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ....13

TODAY’S THOUGHT “There’s a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.” — Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (19222000) For more on today in history, turn to Page 12.

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2 die in crashes Sunday Botkins man killed BOTKINS — A Botkins man was killed early Sunday morning in a single-car crash on County Road 25A at Lock Two Road. Botkins Police and the Piqua Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol have identified the victim as Douglas Rickert, 56, 503 W. State St. The accident occurred about 2:30 a.m. Sunday as the vehicle drove through a stop sign, went off the left side of the road and struck a pole. Both occupants of the vehicle were ejected as it overturned. The surviving occupant, who was not identified by authorities

Sunday, was transported to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Officers said neighbors who first spotted the wreckage said they believed speed was a contributing factor in the crash. It has not been determined if alcohol was also a factor. A highway patrol reconstructionist assisted Botkins Police the crash investigation. Anna Rescue, Botkins Fire and Jackson Center Police also assisted at the scene. Funeral services for Douglas Rickert are pending at Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, Sidney.

Woman dies in Darke County ARCANUM — The Darke County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of a fatal crash neighbors discovered shortly after 6:15 a.m. Sunday in the 8400 block of Grubbs-Rex Road. Fatally injured in the crash was Nancy E. Graf, 48, of Arcanum, driver of a vehicle that left the right side of the roadway on a curve and struck a tree. The time the crash occurred is unknown. Arcanum Rescue and the Pitsburg Fire Department assisted sheriff’s deputies at the scene. The crash investigation is being conducted by the sheriff’s reconstruction team and Darke County Coroner’s Office.

Clark receives national honor BY MELANIE SPEICHER mspeicher@sdnccg.com JACKSON CENTER — Tears were flowing Saturday when a Vietnam veteran was honored for not only the sacrifices he made for his nation, but the contributions he has made to his community since his return home in 1969. Mike Clark, of Maplewood, was named the 2012 Veteran of the Year by the Association of Military Recruiters and Counselors (AMRAC). Clark was honored during a presentation ceremony and open house held at the American Legion Post in Jackson Center. Clark, who lost both his legs and hearing in one ear in a land mine explosion on May 10, 1969, was one of six people nominated for the award. “This is a very special day today,” Clark said to the more than 200 people present for the ceremony. “I’m very humbled by so much attention for doing the job I thought had to be done. “I wish every veteran could be as special as you have made me feel today. I’d also like to thank Blondie (wife See CLARK/Page 3

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JESSE JAMES prepares to place the 2012 Veteran of the year Medal of Merit on Mike Clark, of Maplewood, Saturday during a ceremony held at the American Legion. James had nominated Clark for the national award presented by The Association of Military Recruiters and Counselors.

Family, friends pay tribute to Vietnam vet BY MELANIE SPEICHER mspeicher@sdnccg.com JACKSON CENTER — Family and friends of Mike Clark paid tribute to him Saturday afternoon when he was named the Association of Military Recruiters and Counselors 2012 Veteran of the Year. Fritz Serr, a friend of the Clark family for more than 40 years, read a tribute to Clark, which also honored every veteran in the United States. “Just what is a veteran?” asked Serr. “A veteran is a person who has had a long service or experience in a particular occupation of field. “Some veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, piece of shrapnel in the leg — or perhaps another

sort of inner steel: the soul’s ally forged in the refinery of adversity. Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem.” Serr said the veteran could be a cop who served in Saudi Arabia, a barroom loudmouth whose frat boy behavior is outweighed by the time he spent near the 38th parallel, or the nurse who fought against futility and sobbed every night in Da Nang. The veteran is the POW who went away one person and came back another — or didn’t come back at all. “He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb of the Unknowns, whose presence at Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes who valor dies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean’s sunless deep.”

The veteran, Serr said, is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and his is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation every known.” “This has been outstanding,” said Clark’s son Luke. “I wish every veteran could have this done for them.” Luke said his father taught him and his siblings, Jeff, Jennifer and Abby, that they could do anything if they believed in themselves. “If we would tell him I can’t, he’d say ‘can’t never did a thing,’ ” said Luke. “Growing up, most of my friends didn’t know he didn’t have legs. They had no idea. He’s just something else.” Evelyn Collier, widow of 2005 Veteran of the Year, Bob Collier, was also present for the ceremony. She gave Clark an award that had been presented to her See FAMILY/Page 3

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ANITA COUCHOT, of Sidney, gives Mary Laws, of New Bremen, a back massage at Shelby County'’ Health and Awareness Fair 2012 at the SidneyShelby County YMCA Saturday. Couchot works for Cornerstone Rehabilitation located in Minster.

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The 21st annual Shelby County Health and Awareness Fair, in conjunction with the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA’s annual Healthy Kids Day, was held Saturday morning at the YMCA in Sidney. Co-sponsors of the event again this year were the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County, Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Wilson Memorial Hospital and the YMCA. More than 50 vendors and more than 400 individuals participated in this year’s health fair. The purpose of the annual event is to help prevent illness and maintain good health through various screenings and provide education on health-related issues and services. Screenings offered this year included bone density, neurological stress tests, posture analyses, glucose checks, hearing and vision checks, osteoporosis screening, blood pressure checks, and medication reviews. Massage therapists were also on hand providing massages. Along with health screenings, the event offered attendees an opportunity to learn about local businesses and the products and services they offer. The Y holds Healthy Kids Day annually to teach healthy habits and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity through active play. As part of this initiative, the YMCA provided activities for the entire family including a visit from the fire department, crafts, face paint-

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dren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters. Nancy retired from Piqua Engineering and also worked for Piqua Manor Nursing Home. She loved bingo and spending time with her grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012, at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, with the Rev. Gary Wagner officiating. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at theadamsfuneralhome.com.

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V E R SAILLES — Robert F. “Bob” Parin, 96, of Versailles, formerly of Lockington, died peacefully Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 10:40 p.m. at Versailles Health Care Center. He was born in Ottawa-Glandorf on Jan. 16, 1916, the son of the late Leo and Cleone (Hanna) Parin. He was lovingly raised by his stepmother Gertrude (Treon) Parin. On July 6, 1946, in Newport, he married Agnes M. Barhorst. She preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 1999. Robert is survived by four daughters and a son-in-law, Rose and James Hemm, of Piqua, Marilou Coverstone, of Greenville, Kathryn Parin, of Piqua and Pat Parin, of Bradford; and six grandchildren, Rob and Jessica Parin, of Sidney, Matt Coverstone, of Indianapolis, Ind., April and Brian Marsh, of Piqua, Heather and Randy Sever, of Piqua, Greg Coverstone, of Arizona, and Justin and Becky Hemm, of Columbus. Six great-grandchildren, Ava and Aiden Parin, of Sidney, B. J. and Alyssa Marsh, of Piqua, Brandy and Hayden Sever, of Piqua, also

FAMILY husband when he won the award and a copy of the book Bob Collier wrote. “Mike and Gail have a new family today,” Evelyn said after the ceremony. “Their lives will be changed forever.” Dr. Jerry Pionk, executive director the AMRAC, said a veteran from every war has been honored. “We’ve honored World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans,” said Pionk. “The first female veteran honored was Fannie Clark, who served during World War II and was a woman doctor. After she got out of the service, she became a family doctor and delivered 5,000 babies. “You can see by all the people here today what Mike Clark means to the community,” he said. A surprise visitor to the event was Jim Ferry, of Somerset, Pa. Clark and Ferry went through boot camp together in Fort Gordan, Ga. “We went to AIT (ad-

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survive him. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and James Parin, and one sister, Doris Eustache. Robert was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua. He worked for Enpo and Cornell (Crane Pumps) for 25 years and retired Sept. 23, 1982. He also worked at Ohio Bottle Cap as a clerk in Piqua. Robert proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the U.S. Army. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Piqua, by the Rev. Thomas Grilliot. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, with full milihonors pretary sented by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Friends may call from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lockington Fire Department, 10363 Museum Trail Piqua, OH. 45356. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.

Gail) for sticking with me every step of the way.” The Veteran of the Year Award is given to a veteran who has made a difference in his civilian life. “When I received the nomination for Mike Clark,” said Dr. Jerry Pionk, AMRAC executive director, “I googled him to see what I could find. I learned he was a retired postmaster and that he was still farming. I saw that he was a volunteer fireman. “I wondered how in the heck was this guy doing this. I became more and more inspired. Everyone on the board agreed, Mike Clark was our Veteran of the Year.” Pionk said what also inspired him as he read about Clark was all the support Gail Clark has given to her husband through the years. The couple were married on Valentine’s Day in 1970. Clark had been fitted for his prosthesis and was able to walk down the aisle with his bride. “They have hung together, through thick and thin,” said Pionk. “They have remained steadfast and strong. Mike and Gail are a team.” Clark was presented a Medal of Merit, a U.S. flag, which was flown at the Pentagon on Feb. 21, and a personal coin from the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army. The Medal of Merit, said Pionk, is fashioned from one of the gold medal won by Greg Louganis during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. In a heartfelt presentation, Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart, a lifelong friend of the Clark family, gave Clark a Purple Heart to replace the one stolen while he was recovering from his injuries in 1969. “We’re still farm boys,” said Lenhart. “I’ve always felt fate deals your hand. We need grit, stubbornness to get where we’re going. We were taught to

From Page 1 quit when the job is done.” After Clark’s injuries, said Lenhart, his life plans were not changed. “He wanted to walk his wife down the aisle. He wanted to farm. Mike gets it done,” said Lenhart. “The quiet support Gail has given him on a daily basis was also important. She was a wife, mother and nurse. “When President John Fitzgerald Kennedy said ‘ask not ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country,’ Mike’s an example of that.” Lenhart said the Purple Heart was presented to Clark from his family and his fellow Americans. “Mike is an ambassador of Maplewood,” said Lenhart. “He’s an example for all of us to follow.” The Veteran of the Year award, said Pionk, was created in 1997 when country music singer Boxcar Willie invited the organization to hold its conference in Branson, Mo. The group found out the singer served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force and had fought in the Korean War. “As a way to thank him, we made him our first veteran of the year,” said Pionk. “We decided to make it a tradition to honor the ‘common person’ from across the United States. This is our 19th presentation. In 2005, we honored four veterans that year because it was the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. The organization was founded in 1983 in Korea by ex-military recruiters who decided to form their own organization. There are currently 1,200 members worldwide and 1,000 active-duty members. The organization is headquartered at the Pentagon and is a tax-exempt charity. Membership is open to any veteran of any active or reserve component and to any civilian who wishes to join AMRAC’s charitable causes.

From Page 1 vanced individual training) after basic training and we got close then,” Ferry recalled. “We were on the same plane to Vietnam but then we got split up. “The summer of 1970, I was at Fort Hood and Mike had written a letter to my dad, which was forwarded to me. In October 1970, I got out of the Army and I stopped and visited him on my way home. “It’s been close to 20 years since I’ve seen him last,” said Ferry. “This is an awesome honor and he really deserves it.” Former Shelby County Commissioner John Laws was also on hand to help honor his friend. “This is the greatest day in the world,” said Laws. “He’s never given up.” With the presentation of the Veteran of the Year award, the nation now knows what the Clark children have known all their lives — their dad, Mike Clark, is a true American hero.

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Summer camp planned The Shelby County ARC Board of Directors has started making plans for its summer camp for kids and heard about assistance from Honda for the camp at its recent meeting. Board members heard during the meeting that Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. has approved a grant request. The grant will be used to hire qualified staff for this year's summer recreation camp. The camp is scheduled to take place the week of July 30 at Sidney Middle School. Letters will go out

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The History of Cinco de Mayo Introduction The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico's Independence Day, which is actually September 16. Setting The Stage The battle at Puebla in 1862 happened at a violent and chaotic time in Mexico's history. Mexico had finally gained independence from Spain in 1821 after a difficult and bloody struggle, and a number of internal political takeovers and wars, including the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and the Mexican Civil War of 1858, had ruined the national economy. During this period of struggle Mexico had accumulated heavy debts to several nations, including Spain, England and France, who were demanding repayment. Similar debt to the U.S. was previously settled after the Mexican-American War. France was eager to expand its empire at that time, and used the debt issue to move forward with goals of establishing its own leadership in Mexico. Realizing France's intent of empire expansion, Spain and England withdrew their support. When Mexico finally stopped making any loan payments, France took action on its own to install Napoleon III's relative, Maximilian of Archduke Austria, as ruler of Mexico.

Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian

Mexico Confronts The Invasion France invaded at the gulf coast of Mexico along the state of Veracruz (see map) and began to march toward Mexico City, a distance today of less than 600 miles. Although American President Abraham Lincoln was sympathetic to Mexico's cause, and for which he is honored in Mexico, the U.S. was involved in its own Civil War at the time and was unable to provide any direct assistance. Marching on toward Mexico City, the French army encountered strong resistance near Puebla at the Mexican forts of Loreto and Guadalupe. Lead by Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin, a smaller, poorly armed militia estimated at 4,500 men were able to stop and defeat a well outfitted French army of 6,500 soldiers, which stopped the invasion of the country. The victory was a glorious moment for Mexican patriots, which at the time helped to develop a needed sense of national unity, and is the cause for the historical date's celebration. Unfortunately, the victory was short lived. Upon hearing the bad news, Napoleon III had found an excuse to send more

troops overseas to try and invade Mexico again, even against the wishes of the French populace. 30,000 more troops and a full year later, the French were eventually able to depose the Mexican army, take over Mexico City and install Maximilian as the ruler of Mexico. Maximilian's bullet riddled shirt on display Maximilian's rule of Mexico was also short lived, from 1864 to 1867. With the American Civil War now over, the U.S. began to provide more political and military assistance to Mexico to expel the French, after which Maximilian was executed by the Mexicans - his bullet riddled shirt is kept at the museum at Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City. So despite the eventual French invasion of Mexico City, Cinco de Mayo honors the bravery and victory of General Zaragoza's smaller, outnumbered militia at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Today's Celebration For the most part, the holiday of Cinco de Mayo is more of a regional holiday in Mexico, celebrated most vigorously in the state of Puebla. There is

some limited recognition of the holiday throughout the country with different levels of enthusiasm, but it's nothing like that found in Puebla. Traditional Mexican dancers celebrating Cinco de Mayo has become increasingly popular along the U.S.-Mexico border and in parts of the U.S. that have a high population of people with a Mexican heritage. In these areas the holiday is a celebration of Mexican culture, of food, music, beverage and customs unique to Mexico. Commercial interests in the United States and Mexico have also had a hand in promoting the holiday, with products and services focused on Mexican food, beverages and festivities, with music playing a more visible role as well. Several cities throughout the U.S. hold parades and concerts during the week following up to May 5th, so that Cinco de Mayo has become a bigger holiday north of the border than it is to the south, and being adopted into the holiday calendar of more and more people every year.

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The Ghost in the Courthouse Statue Written by Bill Bailey Illustrated by Michelle Duckworth Chapter 5 New sheriff in town STORY SO FAR: When Jake, the new editor of the newspaper, arrives in Jefferson, he and Donnie's mom, Holly, get off on the wrong foot. After that, Jake meets Sheriff Matlock and tells him he prefers weird, unique news stories to regular crime news. This angers Holly, who feels Jake has accidentally let the crooked sheriff know that he won't be holding the sheriff accountable in the newspaper. Jake invites Donnie and Humpty to his first staff meeting. The next day, Jake stood in the middle of the newspaper office, talking to his staff – and also Humpty and me. We were seated in shiny, black chrome chairs that Jake had just bought – I guess to show everyone we were heading in a new direction. Mom's old boss, Mr. Elder, had told me all about this building when he fixed it up a few years ago. He said the building was built to be a general store way back in 1915. When he restored it, he kept it looking historical, with refinished hardwood floors and a coollooking pressed-tin ceiling. Historic photos and paintings hung on the walls, like the picture in the front office of the French Castle courthouse and the portrait in the back room of Felix LaBauve. The modern chairs seemed out of place in such an old building. But I didn't care. I was pumped to be in on this exciting new editor's first staff meeting. It struck me that this might be what my social studies teacher called "history in the making." So, I removed the audio recorder Mom always uses for interviews from her desk drawer, and I started recording. I kept it hidden behind Humpty's back. The Jefferson Times was a 12-page newspaper that barely had a pulse. And its staff of four workers was tiny, even for a weekly. Sarah Betty Buntin, a secretary with straight posture and grey, bunchy hair, looked alert – and suspicious of Jake. Irene Hobson was in charge of ad sales. She usually wore too much make-up and always got large bouquets of flowers from advertisers. At the moment, she sat patting her blonde hair, obviously trying to catch Jake's attention. And then there was Mom, who is simply the best reporter in the United States. She's won lots of awards from the Mississippi Press Association to prove it, too. "I want you all – " Jake stopped and smiled. "Excuse me, I want y'all to know things are going to be different around here." "In what way?" Mrs. Buntin sniffed. She was not buying whatever the new guy was selling. "My way," said Jake. "And what way might your way be, Mr. Passmore?" asked Irene, batting her eyes flirtatiously. "The way that sells newspapers," Jake said. "Could you be more specific?" Mrs. Buntin asked. "Thought you'd never ask," Jake said. And with that, he did the coolest thing ever. He had been standing next to a tall cabinet where he'd unpacked some of his things earlier. Suddenly, from inside the cabinet, he jerked out a full human skeleton and shook it, bones rattling, right in front of us.

We all leapt out of our seats. Jake continued, not missing a beat. "One of my best stories at The Paranormal Press," he said. "A couple of my favorite sources said they'd seen Ol' Bag a' Bones here doing a jig on top of the Empire State Building. Now, that's the kind of story I'm looking for." As we returned to our seats, I noticed everyone had scooched their chairs back a few feet from the wild man. Jake leaned forward into Mrs. Buntin's face. "I'm going to expect you to use this," he said, tapping his nose. "I'm sorry. I don't understand," she huffed. "I'm talking about your nose for news," Jake said. "It's a requirement for everyone who works at this paper. And that includes you – and even Mr. Dumpty over there. Not just the reporters." Wow, talk about taking charge. I was impressed – and glad he was including Humpty. "What kind of news should we be sniffing around for, exactly?" Mom asked. I could tell that she was not looking forward to his answer. "Not the drivel you've been running," Jake answered. "All those town board meetings you usually cover. Forget 'em." "But people have a right to know – " Mom began. "They're called board meetings for a reason," Jake interrupted. "Everyone who reads about them is bored out of their minds." Mom lashed out. "Then what would you suggest? Stories about UFOs and vampires, like you told the sheriff?" "It's true I'm partial to UFOs, anything from outer space," he said. "Then there's ghosts, zombies, and yes, vampires – creatures of all sorts. If you can combine two of them in one story, like vampire space aliens, then you've really got something." "You mean we should invent the news," Mom said. "What about our credibility as journalists?" "I take that quite seriously," Jake said. "Say there's an Elvis sighting. We don't want someone covering that up with the lame excuse that he's dead." "But he is dead," Irene said. Jake shook his head. "Darlin', this ain't about the truth. It's about building readership. The more papers we sell, the more money we make." Mom stood up. She had had enough. "Well, you'll have to make money without me." "Mom!" I grabbed her by the sleeve. I knew how much The Times

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meant to her. She would really be sad if she quit. Plus, to be honest, Jake's plan sounded fun. And I wanted Humpty and me to be part of Jake's team. But looking at the shocked faces around me, I could tell I was the only one who felt that way. "Meeting's adjourned," Jake announced. "Holly, if you and Donnie will please join me in my office." Shaking her head, Mrs. Buntin stepped to the front counter, while Irene rushed to the restroom to put on more make-up. I turned off the recorder and stuffed it in my pocket, following Mom to the editor's office. It was my favorite room, because it had the building's most unique feature – a large, glass skylight set in the roof that streamed in natural light from overhead. Jake huddled with Mom, Humpty, and me at his desk in the sunlit room. Although separated from the front part of the office, we could see everything out there through a big glass window in the wall. We sat for a long moment in awkward silence. Then Jake flashed a big grin. "Suckers," he said. "You fell for it. Hook, line, and sinker." He slapped his knees and let out a laugh. But he was the only one laughing. "Fell for what?" Mom asked. "My little game," said Jake. "Everybody's supposed to think I'm this crazy, Yankee editor, filling the paper with wild stories just to sell newspapers." "Uh-huh," Mom said. "And your Uncle George would be so proud." "But that's not the real reason for the

nutty news, Holly," Jake said. "Once the whole town is talking about space aliens, two-headed cats, and beasties that go bump in the night, our local scumbags here will think nobody's watching. Then, we can finish what you and Uncle George started. We catch the bad guys off guard." Mom was wary. "You mean running absurd, made-up stories that destroy our credibility will help us expose the sheriff and his cronies?" "You said it yourself. The sheriff will think he has a license to steal." "Sounds far-fetched, Jake," Mom said. "That's why it'll work." "George Elder would never have gone along with this," she said. "Well, Uncle George and I are different," Jake said. "Yeah," Mom said. "He was honest." "Honesty is overrated when it comes to catching bad guys," Jake said. "Look, you asked why Uncle George left me the paper. Maybe it was because he thought I could finally get these crooks. Not to brag, but I've had some success with it in the past." This guy was something else. He had just said the perfect thing to get Mom on his side. He turned to me and winked. "Donnie, there's a new sheriff in town." Was he legit? Probably not, I thought. As Mom would put it, he didn't pass the smell test. But one thing I did believe – his fast-talking sparkle sure made Jefferson a lot more interesting. For once, the real world felt as exciting as Donnie Land. And it was about to get even better.

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Southwest Ohio district’s cuts show schools’ woes BY DAN SEWELL Associated Press WEST CHESTER (AP) — One by one, the parents of Lakota Schools came down the auditorium steps to stand before the microphone. Some were dressed in business attire; shirt-and-tie, sport coats, dresses. Others were casual, in jeans and T-shirts. All were unhappy about what is happening in one of Ohio’s highestrated school districts, as it deals with tough budget pressures that schools across the state are grappling with. “We are cutting every ability to student’s achieve his full potential,” said longtime resident John Trygier. “I wanted them to have the Lakota educaAP photo/Columbus Dispatch, Fred Squillante tion I had,” said Lisa EVAN KOPELSON of Vertical Access is shown rap- Babcock, a mother of five. pelling down the side of the LeVeque tower on April “Are you going to drive 3 in downtown Columbus. He was inspecting the condition of the terra cotta skin of the building.

Climbers scale building for full inspection BY STEVE WARTENBERG Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — Whenever she tells people that she makes a living climbing up and down buildings, doing inspections, Kelly Streeter gets one of three responses. “Some people ask if I’m scared, others say there’s no way they would ever do that, and some people say it sounds like the best job ever,” she said of her career as an industrial rope-access technician. Recently, Streeter and a small, well-trained team of safety-conscious climbers from Vertical Access were Spider-manning their way up and down the 555-foot6-inch-tall LeVeque Tower. In exhausting six-hour shifts, they rappelled down 600-foot ropes, toting 30 to 40 pounds of equipment that includes a self-braking descender with an antipanic function to prevent free falls, a tablet computer to digitally log all the cracks and crumbles they spot — and snacks. “I usually pack gum, one energy bar and a banana,” Streeter said. “And my cellphone.” The cell reception, she said, is surprisingly bad atop the LeVeque. The crew was buffeted by winds, and dodged a thunderstorm. Team members saw a man fall off the nearby Broad Street bridge; he was rescued by police. And they say they enjoyed the spectacular views of Downtown and the surrounding area. “I had no idea Columbus was so beautiful,” Streeter said of her bird’s-eye view. “We have an amazing view of the river … and everything around here is so flat.” “The public spaces are really nice,” added fellow climber Mike Gilbert. “It seems pretty, clean and comfortable.” Vertical Access is an Ithaca, N.Y.-based company that specializes in the inspection of historic buildings. The company was hired as part of the ongoing renovation of the LeVeque, projected to cost $20 million to $22 million. The tower was completed in 1927 with an outer shell of terra cotta, a beautiful but brittle building material. “They’re surveying the terra cotta, piece by piece, so we can develop a long-range plan to restore and maintain the LeVeque,” said Robert Loversidge, the architect in charge of the renovation.

all the parents out of the school district?” Sitting around a table at the front and facing an audience of hundreds on a Monday night in this northern Cincinnati suburb, school administrators and board members on the verbal firing line weren’t happy, either. “We have no choice,” Karen Mantia, the superintendent, said repeatedly. School officials had just laid out measures to slash $10.5 million, more than 6 percent, from the district’s budget. That’s 141 lost jobs, most of them teachers, one fewer class period a day, less instructional time and less art, music and physical education. Such scenes are playing out around Ohio. “It’s becoming more and more common across the state, and across all types of districts, even districts with generally

high levels of performance,” said Damon Asbury, legislative director for the Ohio School Boards association. A survey by the research group Policy Matters Ohio concluded that two of every three districts face shortfalls. From the biggest such as Cleveland and Cincinnati, to small ones such as Waterloo in in northeast Ohio and Monroe in southwest Ohio, school boards are hacking at their 2012-13 budgets, with hundreds of jobs already slated for elimination. The state’s school funding formula, reliant on property taxes and willingness of voters to approve levies, was declared unconstitutionally inequitable in 1997 by the Ohio Supreme Court. New approaches offered since by governors and legislators have fallen by the wayside. Gov. John

Kasich has indicated he will tackle the contentious issue in the next year While among issues with the formula is the gap in property values between wealthy and poor districts, the recession hit some suburban districts particularly hard. After years of double-digit enrollment growth that required building new schools and hiring more teachers, they abruptly ran into what former Little Miami Schools board president Kym Dunbar calls “a perfect storm” — slashed state funding, falling property values, pinched household budgets. That southwest Ohio district fell into a statedeclared fiscal emergency and is trying to climb out after finally passing a levy last November. Voters had voters rejected eight earlier measures.

Legislation targets wrong-way drivers TOLEDO (AP) — Several wrong-way auto accidents in Ohio, including a crash that killed three sorority sisters, have pushed lawmakers to introduce legislation that would bring bigger fines and longer license suspensions for wrong-way drivers, especially those who’ve been drinking or driving under suspension. The proposed bill calls for a wrong-way driver who kills or injures another person to lose their license for at least two years and up to 10. Two fatal accidents that claimed six lives within two weeks in March in the Toledo area have put a spotlight on wrong-way crashes. The Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio

Miami still most costly Ohio public college CINCINNATI (AP) — Miami University will remain the most expensive public college in Ohio. The school’s trustees approved new tuition and fees for next year, raising tuition for undergraduates from Ohio by $442 to just over $13,000 for the year. Undergraduates from other states will pay $28,000. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Miami officials point to a survey by Smart Money magazine that ranks Miami No. 9 in the nation for return on a student’s tuition investment. The school in Oxford also says it has an average time to graduation of fewer than four years.

Highway Patrol reviewed interstate roadways in the Toledo and Bowling Green area, finding that signs exceed federal requirements. Investigators are still trying to figure out why a wrong-way driver on Interstate 75 in northwest Ohio slammed head-on into car carrying five Bowling Green State University students who were leaving for a spring break trip in March. Three of the young women died along with the wrong-way driver. The patrol is awaiting the results of toxicology testing on the driver, but they have said they’ve been unable to determine where and why she got on the wrong side of the roadway. State numbers show 32 wrong-

way crashes caused five deaths in Ohio last year. The proposed legislation introduced by state Sen. Mark Wagoner, a Republican from suburban Toledo, does not address how to prevent the accidents, but it would increase the penalties. “You can’t always stop conduct. You can’t legislate common sense,” Wagoner told The Blade newspaper. “But if people do it, there will be very stiff consequences.” Driving on the wrong side of a divided interstate currently is a minor misdemeanor that carries a maximum fine of $150 but no jail time. Drivers who have been guilty of other traffic violations within a year can face jail and a slightly higher fine.

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Media outlets report Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl declared a riot, and police with extra protective gear forced the crowd away from the scene. The city’s deputy service-safety director tells radio station WOUB people in the crowd had thrown bottles at emergency responders. Police made about 20 arrests during the event.

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Reputation suffers WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service does not often get a black eye behind those oh-so-cool sunglasses. It’s got a shiner now. The public face of the service is one of steely professionals in impeccable suits, wearing discreet earpieces and packing even more discreet weapons. Agents are expressionless except for their ever-searching gaze, lethal automatons ready to die for a president. By reputation, stoked by Hollywood myth and the public’s fleeting glances at dark-windowed motorcades, they are anything but party animals. But what happened in Colombia didn’t stay in Colombia. The exposed Secret Service secrets have put the storied agency under a different line of fire, as lawmakers and internal investigators try to get to the bottom of officers’ behavior and any implications for the safety of those they protect, starting with President Barack Obama.

Flees house arrest BEIJING (AP) — The surprising escape of a blind legal activist from house arrest to the presumed custody of U.S. diplomats is buoying China’s embattled dissident community even as the government lashes out, detaining those who helped him and squelching mention of his name on the Internet. The flight of Chen Guangcheng, a campaigner for disabled rights and against coercive family planning, is a challenge for China’s authoritarian government and, if it’s confirmed he is in U.S. custody, for Washington too. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell began a hurried mission to Beijing on Sunday to smooth the way for annual talks involving his boss, Hillary Clinton, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and scores of officials.

Many add shelters MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — When deadly twisters chewed through the South and Midwest in 2011, thousands of people in the killers’ paths had nowhere to hide. Now many of those families are taking an unusual extra step to be ready next time: adding tornado shelters to their homes. A year after the storms, sales of small residential shelters known as safe rooms are surging across much of the nationa. Manufacturers can barely keep up with demand. Some states are offering grants and other financial incentives.

OUT OF THE BLUE Antelope that fled from park found SANDUSKY (AP) — Authorities say an antelope the size of a small horse escaped from a northern Ohio animal park, hid in the woods and then headed toward a highway before it was subdued with a tranquilizer dart. The more than 1,000pound antelope with curved horns broke free from an enclosure at the Kalahari Resort safari park near Sandusky on Friday. Area resident Ollie Zess tells The Sandusky Register he and his wife spotted the creature and at first thought it was an elk or deer. Erie County sheriff’s deputies say officials corralled the antelope to keep it from straying onto a nearby highway as an animal handler sedated it with a tranquilizer dart.

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Weaker al-Qaida still plots payback for U.S. raid BY KIMBERLY DOZIER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida is hobbled and hunted, too busy surviving for the moment to carry out another Sept. 11-style attack on U.S. soil. But the terrorist network dreams still of payback, and U.S. counterterrorist officials warn that, in time, its offshoots may deliver. A decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that has cost the U.S. about $1.28 trillion and 6,300 U.S. troops* lives has forced al-Qaida’s affiliates to regroup, from Yemen to Iraq. Bin Laden’s No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, is thought to

be hiding, out of U.S. reach, in Pakistan’s mountains, just as bin Laden was for so many years. “It’s wishful thinking to say al-Qaida is on the brink of defeat,” says Seth Jones, a Rand analyst and adviser to U.S. special operations forces. “They have increased global presence, the number of attacks by affiliates has risen, and in some places like Yemen, they’ve expanded control of territory.” It’s a complicated, somewhat murky picture for Americans to grasp. U.S. officials say bin Laden’s old team is all but dismantled. But they say new branches are hitting Western targets and U.S. allies overseas, and still aspire to match their parent organization’s milestone of Sept. 11, 2001.

The deadliest is in Yemen. “They are continuing to try to again, carry out an attack against U.S. persons inside of Yemen, as well as against the homeland,” White House counterterrorism advisor John Brennan said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “We’re working very closely with our Yemeni partners to track down all these leads,” he said. Brennan says there’s no sign of an active revenge plot against U.S. targets, but U.S. citizens in Pakistan and beyond are being warned to be vigilant ahead of the May 2 anniversary of the night raid. U.S. helicopters swooped down on bin Laden’s compound in the Pakistani army town of Abbottabad, killing him, one of his sons, two couriers and their wives.

Obama scatters barbs BY MICHELE SALCEDO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama scattered the barbs during the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner as he poked fun at White House races past and present, the Secret Service and Donald Trump. Even the entrance to his speech Saturday night was part of his schtick. The president walked off stage just before he took the podium with an alleged “hot mic,” making fun of getting caught last month on an open microphone with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. “What am I doing here,” he asks off stage. “I’m opening for Jimmy Kimmel and telling knock-knock jokes to Kim Kardashian.” Once on stage, the president revisited last year’s dinner, which took place as Navy SEALS were dispatched to capture and kill Osama bin Laden. “Last year at this time, this very weekend, we finally delivered justice to one of the world’s most notorious individuals,” Obama said. Then a picture of real estate mogul Donald Trump appeared on the room’s television monitors. The president last year delivered a scathing roast of Trump, who flirted with running for the Republican nomination and claimed he had solved the “mystery” of Obama’s birth certificate. Obama also took a shot at the Republican congressional leadership, whom he thanked “for taking time from their exhausting schedule of not passing any laws” to attend the dinner. Four years ago, Obama recalled, he was locked in a tough primary fight with Hillary Rodham Clinton, now his secretary of state. “She can’t stop drunk texting me from Cartagena,” he said, referring to their recent trip to the Summit of the Americas in Colombia, where Clinton was photographed drinking a beer and dancing. This year, Obama is the incumbent, but the dinner was far from a campaign-free zone. The president pointed out his similarities with the presumed Republican nominee, Mitt Romney. “We both think of our wives as our better halves, and the American people agree to an insulting extent,” the president said. “We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.” The crack drew a thumbs up from former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who was in the audience. Santorum dropped out of the presidential primary campaign earlier this month. He had called Obama a snob for encouraging young Americans to attend college.

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POLICE INVESTIGATE the destroyed van that plunged over the Bronx River Parkway Sunday in New York. Authorities say the out-of-control van plunged off a roadway near the Bronx Zoo, killing seven people, including three children.

SUV plunges off NY road into zoo grounds; 7 killed BY VERENA DOBNIK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — An outof-control SUV barreled across several lanes of traffic on a highway overpass Sunday, then plunged more than 50 feet off the side of the road and landed in a ravine on the grounds of the nation’s largest city zoo, killing all seven people aboard, including three children, authorities said. The SUV apparently flipped over a 4-foot-high iron fence before landing upside-down on the Bronx Zoo property. The cause of the crash was unclear, and

police said they didn’t yet know how fast the SUV was traveling. A city official said the guardrail’s height would be one of the safety issues investigated. The victims were three girls, ages 3 to 10, an 84-year-old man and three women, ages 80, 45 and 39, police said. The 45-yearold woman was driving. The vicnames weren’t tims’ immediately released. The Honda Pilot was headed south on the highway that cuts through a working-class neighborhood when it bounced off the median, crossed all southbound lanes and hit the

guardrail, police said. The SUV landed in a wooded area on the edge of zoo property that’s closed to the public and far from any animal exhibits, zoo spokeswoman Mary Dixon said. The vehicle lay mangled hours later, its right doors ripped off and strewn amid the trees along with items from the car. Next to the heavily wooded area are subway tracks and a train yard. It’s not clear what caused the SUV to go out of control. The southbound side of the highway was closed briefly Sunday afternoon while police investigated but later reopened.

With an asterisk, WTC is back on top in NYC BY DAVID B. CARUSO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — One World Trade Center, the giant monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, will lay claim to the title of New York City’s tallest skyscraper on Monday. Workers will erect steel columns that will make its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet high, just enough to peak over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building. The milestone is a preliminary one. Workers are still adding floors to the so-called “Freedom Tower” and it isn’t expected to reach its full height for at least another year, at which point it is likely to be declared the tallest building in the U.S., and third tallest in the world. Those bragging rights, though, will carry an asterisk. Crowning the world’s tallest buildings is a little like picking the heavyweight champion in boxing. There is often disagreement about who deserves the belt. In this case, the issue involves the 408-foot-tall needle that will sit on the tower’s roof. Count it, and the World Trade Center is back on top. Otherwise, it will have to settle for No. 2, after the Willis Tower in Chicago. “Height is complicated,” said Nathaniel Hollister, a spokesman for The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats, a Chicago-based organization considered an authority on such records. Experts and architects have long disagreed about where to stop measuring super-tall buildings outfitted with masts, spires and antennas that extend far above the roof.

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IN THIS April 17 photo, One World Trade Center, now up to 100 floors, rises above the Manhattan skyline in New York. Today, One World Trade Center — being built to replace the twin towers destroyed on 9/11 — gets steel columns to make its unfinished framework a little higher than the Empire State Building’s observation deck, to become the tallest building in New York.


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This Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen.

Tuesday Morning • Shelby County Local Emergency Planning Committee meets at 8 a.m. in the Ag Building. • Local 725 Copeland retirees meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. at Clancy’s. Retirees and spouses are welcome. • The F. J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will hold Storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 3, 4 and 5.

Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

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YOUNGSTERS DANCE the night away with their friends and their fathers at Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group the 2011 Princess Ball, an annual event presented by Gateway Arts Council. for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets at 6 p.m. in the second floor board room of the Public Service Building on the OSU/Rhodes campus, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima. Little girls who watch 9 p.m. Tickets cost $10 princesses will be able to For more information, call (419) 581-6065, email their older sisters get for a father with one take part in several pflag_lima@yahoo.com. for the prom don’t daughter or $15 for a fa- princess-themed activiready • Asthma Awareness educational classes will be have to feel envious this ther with more than one ties. A raffle will feature held at Joint Township District Memorial Hospiyear. They will have daughter. items including two tal, St. Marys, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is their own dance to go to Tickets are for sale at grand prizes, American not required and the class is free. For more inforwith the best date of all, Ron & Nita’s, Gateway Girl dolls, donated by mation, call Stacy Hilgefort at (419) 394-3335, ext. fathers or father Council office and their Alvetro OrthodonArts Lisa 2004. figures. at the door. tics. • Minster Veterans of Foreign Wars meets for Gateway Arts Council Disc jockeys Tony and The Princess Ball is lunch at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on will present The Tambra Brown will prosponsored by Walt and South Cleveland Street, Minster. A meeting will Princess Ball, a fathervide music; Sidney FoodCarol Bennett and Tom follow the meal. dance, May 11 will help provide daughter Judy Westerheide. town and • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, at Lehman High School, the refreshments. Photos Proceeds will support 2400 St. Marys Ave., 7 to will be $5. The young Gateway Arts Council. 210 Pomeroy Ave. • The Colon Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Troy Christian Church, 1440 E. State Route 55, Troy. For more information, contact the UVMC Cancer Care Center at (937) 440Dear Heloise: the room to ab- pattern glued to a cork4820. We just removed sorb the paint board. You can make it • Blue Star Military Support Group will meet of the wallpaall odor. — Heloise any size you wish, and it at 7 p.m. at the American Legion, Fourth Avenue, per from our FAST FACTS really is useful for when a to prepare for sending boxes to troops. Dear Readers: turkey is taken from the • The Tri-County Computer Users Group meets kitchen, which had been there Here are some oven.” (Heloise here: at 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Commufor more than 15 handy alternate Many new corks are synnity Amos Center Library and computer area. The and we for durable thetic, so you will need to years, uses meeting is open to anyone using computers and plastic contain- test for heat resistance.) there is no charge. For more information, call Jerry want to paint inHints stead. What is ers from pre• Deborah W. of Tamaor Doris Tangeman at 492-8790. the best way to made salads: rac, Fla., says: “A nafrom • The Miami-Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop remove the wall• Pack your tional-name grocery store Harmony Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene Heloise lunch in one. has a cork recycling proStreet UMC, 415 W. Greene St. at Caldwell Street. paper paste that Heloise Cruse • Use for gram. Most people don’t All men interested in singing are welcome and vis- is left behind? — Janice, via email snacks, like pop- realize that cork is made itors are always welcome. For more information, Janice, great question! corn, while watching TV. from stripping the bark call (937) 778-1586. • Carefully punch off cork trees. • Pleaides Chapter 298 Order of the Eastern The answer is a cheap — Heloise Star meets at the Masonic Temple at the corner of item you probably al- holes in the bottom of one ready have in your houseand use as a colander. SOUND OFF Miami Avenue and Poplar Street at 7:30 p.m. hold: vinegar! You can • Use for a picnic — Dear Heloise: I read • The Al-Anon Sidney Group, for friends and relatives of alcoholics, meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at use either cider or white the lid will help keep flies your column in the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North vinegar, whatever your away. preference. Mix some • Make into a homeand to my knowledge Street and Miami Avenue. All are welcome. warm water and vinegar made terrarium to start have not seen this pet Wednesday Morning (about 50/50) in a spray seeds. peeve: mattresses that • The Downtown Business Association meets at bottle. Spray it on the — Heloise have no handles on the 8 a.m. at TWT Shirts, 115 E. North St. glue residue. Let the soluWINE CORKS sides to assist in turn• The Sidney Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. tion sit for a while, then Dear Readers: We ing/flipping them. In the at the Moose Lodge. Lunch is held until noon, fol- wipe away with a clean asked readers for other “old” days, I can rememlowed by a club meeting and program. scrubbie or old cloth. The uses for wine corks — it’s ber my mother having us Wednesday Afternoon acetic acid in the vinegar such a waste to just toss hold the handles to help • Jackson Center Senior Citizens meets at 1 acts as a solvent to re- them! Here are just a her flip them. — Annette p.m. at the Jackson Center Family Life Center. move the glue. This couple of hints from read- from Alabama should take care of your ers: Wednesday Evening • Charles A. of Sugar • The Sidney Altrusa Club meets at 5:30 p.m. problem. Want to keep Altrusa members network to provide community the paint smell down Land, Texas, says: “An service with a focus on the promotion of literacy while working? Fill a cou- idea for putting wine and goodwill. For more information or to become a ple of small bowls with corks to use is to make a vinegar and place around hot pad with a design member, contact Bev Mintchell at 498-9431.

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SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Youth Symphony, Springfield Youth Chamber Orchestra, and Springfield Youth String Ensemble, all educational components of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO), will hold auditions for the 2012-2013 season on May 12 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield. All orchestral instruments are welcome to audition. Under the direction of Music Director Jun Kim, the Springfield Youth Symphony (SYS) provides ensemble and solo performance opportunities in a full orchestra setting through concerts and outreach activities. The Youth String Ensemble and Youth Orchestra Chamber serve beginning and intermediate string players in a group performance experience that introduces members to string literature with a focus on ensemble skills. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings from September to April in the professional environment of the Kuss Auditorium and Turner Studio Theater at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. The Springfield Youth Orchestra program features opportunities for chamber music, professional coaching and instruction from SSO members, and a side-byside concert with the SSO. As part of the orchestra’s Project Protégé program, select Youth Symphony students may also perform with the Springfield Symphony on a subscription concert. The Springfield Youth Orchestras program currently has more than 110 participants from 40 area schools and home schools in eight counties. Home-educated students are encouraged to audition. For more information, or to obtain an application, contact Robyn Zimmann at (937) 325-8100 or by e-mail at info@springfieldsym.org. Downloadable applications are also available at the SSO website, www.springfieldsym.org.

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Koester, Hehr to wed OTTOVILLE — Brittany Ann Koester, of Ottoville, and Ryan Lee Hehr, of Fort Loramie, have announced their engagement and plans to marry June 2, 2012, in the Ottoville Immaculate Conception Church. The bride to be is the daughter of Joe and Tina Koester, of Ottoville. She graduated in 2003 from Ottoville High School and in 2009 from the University of Toledo with a Doctor of Pharmacy. She is Hehr/Koester employed by Walgreens in Dayton as a pharmacist. Her fiance is the son of Ken and Sheri Hehr, of Fort Loramie. He is a 2004 graduate of Fort Loramie High School and a 2010 graduate of Wright State University, where he earned a master’s degree. He is employed by the Dayton Daily News as a copy editor.

Couple plan to marry CINCINNATI — Jennifer Anne Thompson and Michael James Hellmann, both of Cincinnati, have announced their engagement and plans to marry May 19, 2012, in the All Saints Catholic Church in Cincinnati. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Daniel and Jeanne Thompson, of Sidney. She graduated from Sidney High School in 2001, from Georgetown University in 2005 and from the Ohio State Uni- Hellmann/Thompson versity College of Medicine in 2011. She is employed by Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center as a resident physician in pediatrics. Her fiance is the son of Robert and Gail Hellmann, of Cincinnati. He is a 2003 graduate of St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, a 2007 graduate of Xavier University and a 2011 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is employed by University Hospital in Cincinnati as a resident physician in internal medicine.

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Bergman/Brandewie a 2002 graduate of Russia High School and a 2006 graduate of the University of Toledo where he earned a dual bachelor’s degree in professional sales and marketing. He has served in the Air National Guard for six years and was deployed to Balad, Iraq, in 2007. He is employed by Hilti Inc. in Indianapolis as an account manager.

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BARLAGE CELINA — Steve and Tricia Barlage, of Celina, have announced the birth of a son, Garrett Joseph Barlage, born April 16, 2012, at 9:13 a.m. in the Coldwater Community Hospital in Coldwater. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sisters, Jessica, 9, Clara, 6, Jocelyn, 4, and Stephanie, 2. Photo provided His maternal grandMORE THAN 200 car owners are expected to exhibit their vehicles during the parents are Elmer and Brian Adams Benefit Cruise-In at Custenborder Park May 20. Pictured is the Elsie Homan, of Celina. 2011 event. His paternal grandparents are Alvin Barlage, of Wapakoneta, and the late Rita Barlage. His stepgrandmother is Mary Barlage, of Wapakoneta. His mother is the former Tricia Homan, of Celina. The third annual This is comprise a silent aucBrian Adams Benefit a classed tion, door prizes, a 50/50 THOMA Cruise-In will take place a n d drawing, a dunk tank, PICKERINGTON — in the parking lot of j u d g e d children’s activities and Travis and Kate Thoma, Custenborder Park at show. music by Wicked Sound. of Pickerington, have an- 449 Riverside Drive May P r o Food will be available to nounced the birth of twin 20. ceeds will purchase and a cornhole sons, born March 28, 2012, Registration will be b e n e f i t tournament will begin at in Mount Carmel East from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. S e t h noon. Hospital in Columbus. Awards will be pre- R o g e r s , Registration for the Rogers Jace Steven Thoma sented at 4 p.m. a n tournament is $10 per was born at 6:02 p.m. He Registration fee is e i g h t h team. weighed 6 pounds, 7 $10. grader at Fairlawn Local For information, call ounces and was 20 inches Dash plaques will be Schools who is suffering 489-8343 or visit long. Jax Joseph Thoma distributed to the first from cancer. www.brianadamsbenewas born at 6:14 p.m. He 200 participants. The cruise-in will fitcruise-in.com. weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 18 inches long. They were welcomed The Shelby County Schmidt is the daugh- nate Schmidt, all of Sidhome by their sister, Allie Coin Club has awarded ter of club president and ney, and the late Ernst Elizabeth, 3. Their maternal grand- its annual scholarship to member Mark and Sue Schmidt. Schmidt and is a senior at The club offers an anparents are Steve and Alexis Schmidt. The $300 scholarship Springboro High School. nual scholarship in an efHarriett Sockrider, of to serve the Bowling Green. Their pa- is awarded to the winner She is one of 40 students fort of an annual essay conto be accepted into the Sidney-Shelby County ternal grandparents are John and Joyce Thoma, of test on a topic selected by University of Cincinnati’s community, and raises Sidney. Their great- club members. The con- Department of Art, Archi- funds through member grandmothers are Margie test is open to all seniors tecture and Planning’s in- donations and other efMills, of Bowling Green, in Shelby county schools terior design program, a forts. The club meets nine and Florence Shipman, of or those seniors who are five-year track, which she times a year. For information about Sidney. Their mother is children of club members. will begin in the fall. Schmidt’s essay was tiSchmidt is the grand- the 2013 scholarship, or the former Kate Socktled, “Shrapnel of the daughter of Jerry and the club, contact the rider, of Bowling Green. Jacksonian Bank Wars.” Doris Tangeman and Re- Tangemans at 492-8790.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

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The 17th annual Shelby County Conservation Day Camp will be held at Fair Haven – Shelby County Home June 19–21, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. An exciting feature this year is a smorgasbord of nature and craft activities for the campers to choose from. The camp is available to youth who have just completed second through fifth grade. Through the generosity of several sponsors, the registration fee is only $25 and includes program and craft materials, lunch each day and a T-shirt — what a bargain! The camp is jointly sponsored by Shelby County Farm Bureau and the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District. This year Conservation Day Camp was the very fortunate recipient of a generous grant from the Gateway Arts Council through the Community Foundation of Shelby County. Day Conservation Camp features three days of hands-on learning, doing and fun for the 100 children that participate each year. This year’s theme is “Conservation and the

Art in Nature.” Conservation Day Camp will provide campers an opportunity to explore aquaculture, worms, insects, weather, wood carving and so much more. Some of the session topics include; camouflage, “What’s in the Landscape?”, Food Glue and numerous others. Campers will enjoy three fun-filled days of handson and minds-on exploration of various aspects of nature, conservation and art. Conservation Day Camp is a really great camp that your children will not want to miss! There are lots of things to learn while having fun! Registration forms can be picked up at the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District Office, 822 Fair Road. You may also watch our website www.shelbyswcd.org for the future posting of the registration form. To have a form emailed to you or for ad-

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all three days of camp unless an emergency should arise. As a counselor for Conservation Day Camp, you will be expected to guide a group of 25 youth from station to station, help keep youth engaged with the speaker or presentation, assist presenters with minor tasks, aid youth in keeping their belongings together and clean up at meal time. At times you may be asked to keep your group entertained if there is a delay in the planned activities. Games and songs would be appropriate and during training you will be provided with resources to help you with those. As a counselor-intraining you will assist the counselors and camp directors with these responsibilities. If you would like to receive additional information about becoming a counselor or counselorin-training for Conservation Day Camp, please contact Lynda Adams, Education Coordinator, Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District at 492-6520, ext. 117 or lynda.adams@oh.nacdnet.net. The deadline to submit completed applications is May 18. Please do not hesitate to call or email if you have questions.

Green thumb starts greenhouse BY AMANDA SEGER terests in agriculture. On Christmas Eve Some might say a 2011, I got a letter in the green thumb is an exten- mail from the National sion of a green heart. FFA. It said I was the This is very one chosen to true in my receive the life. I have algrant out of ways loved hundreds of being outside other people either working nationwide. in the barnEver since yard or tending then I have to my family’s been working garden. Since on putting tocrop farming runs gether the on both sides of my fam- greenhouse, making ily, it was no shock that I plans for the plants I have a green heart. So wanted to grow and when one day in Ag class tending to the plants. I my FFA adviser, Sarah bought a greenhouse kit Heilers, told us about online and started buildthe National FFA SAE ing it myself over the (supervised agriculture winter with occasional experience) Grant, my help from by dad and mind began to run with brother with power tools. crazy ideas. At the end of It took me about 60 class, I asked Mrs. Heil- hours to get it from three ers if it was too far- boxes of parts to a buildfetched to apply for a ing that you could walk grant to start up my own into. I have started all greenhouse. After talk- my plants from seed and ing with my parents have watched them grow about it, I got the OK into full plants. and applied for the Now that spring has grant. sprung, I am selling my An agricultural edu- organic vegetable and cation program is made flower starters. The up of three integrated greenhouse will open parts: classroom instruc- May 7 for business, and tion, FFA and super- the public is welcome to vised agricultural purchase plants from experience. All agricul- the greenhouse. Hours ture students have an are weekdays 4-7 p.m. SAE that allows them to and weekends 9 a.m. - 4 learn by doing through p.m. Plants include an outside-of class expe- Roma, Better Boy, Early riential learning project. Girl, Big Beef and cherry With help from their tomatoes; sweet banana, agricultural teachers, red bell and green bell students develop an SAE peppers; broccoli, cauliproject based on their in- flower, lettuce, spinach,

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BY FRANCIS DRAKE with others about shared property, inheritances, What kind of day will wills, debt and taxes will tomorrow be? To find out be productive today. Peowhat the stars say, read ple are looking for ways the forecast given for to clean up any mess. your birth sign. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) For Tuesday, May 1, Face-to-face discus2012 sions with partners and close friends, if handled ARIES right, can improve the (March 21 to April 19) relationship today. This is a perfect day to Everyone has an impulse think about what you to clean up his or her act. can do to improve your YOU BORN TODAY health. Not only that, You’re intelligent and ask yourself what you aware of what you want, can do to get better or- and you know how to go ganized. Make a list. about getting it. Part of TAURUS your success is your (April 20 to May 20) strong powers of obserTaurus parents, teach- vation. You understand ers and caregivers might what makes people tick. see new approaches to (You’re skilled at dealing dealing with children with others.) Furthertoday. All of you might more, you’re down-totake a new perspective earth, easygoing and full on romantic relation- of common sense. Others ships or vacation plans. like this. Your year GEMINI ahead will have a strong (May 21 to June 20) focus on partnerships Act on your urge to and relationships. make improvements at Birthdate of: Rita home, especially to Coolidge, singer; Scott plumbing, bathrooms Carpenter, astronaut; and laundry areas. You Terry Southern, aualso can reorganize thor/screenwriter. garbage and recycling ———— situations. For Wednesday, May CANCER 2, 2012 (June 21 to July 22) You’re convincing ARIES today! This is a strong (March 21 to April 19) day for those of you who This is a great day at sell, market, teach, write, work, because not only edit, promote, act or do you feel good, others drive for a living. are ready to help you! I LEO say make the most of (July 23 to Aug. 22) this and get a lot done. You’re keen to use TAURUS what you own to your ad- (April 20 to May 20) vantage. You want to feel What a wonderful in charge of your posses- play day! You feel pranksions and make sure ish, flirtatious and ready they work for you. You for fun. Enjoy vacations, also want to learn how to parties, sports, playful use your money more times with children and wisely. social getaways. VIRGO GEMINI (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) (May 21 to June 20) Today you’re keen to Family relationships improve your appear- blossom today. This is a ance and your relation- good day to invite the gang ships with others. Take a over for laughter and food, realistic look in the mir- because you’ll enjoy enterror and make note of taining at home. It’s an some changes you could easygoing day. start to introduce. CANCER LIBRA (June 21 to July 22) (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your positive frame of Some serious thinking mind guarantees a good or research will yield day for you today. After some very good ideas all, when you’re happy, today. Essentially, you you attract the right peocan dream up ways to ple as well as the right make improvements situations — have you somewhere in your life. noticed? Life seems to SCORPIO work this way. (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) LEO Don’t hesitate to (July 23 to Aug. 22) speak up in group situaThis is an excellent tions today. You want to day for business and introduce reforms or commerce; however, it’s show people how they best to postpone imporcan do things more effi- tant decisions until tociently or be more cost- morrow. Just wait. effective. Whatever you set into SAGITTARIUS action today will not tend (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) to achieve its objective. In discussions with VIRGO authority figures, you'll (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) impress them with your This is an easygoing, ideas about how to im- fun-filled day, which no prove something. There's doubt will have a few always a way to build a goofy aspects. Expect better mousetrap. shortages and delays — CAPRICORN but no one will mind. It’s (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) all minor stuff. You might want to reLIBRA vamp your approach to (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) publishing, travel, the You feel private today. media or something that If you can find an opporhas to do with medicine tunity to enjoy solitude and the law. You see a in beautiful surroundnew way of doing some- ings, this will please you. thing. Keep an eye out for the AQUARIUS chance to make this lux(Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) ury a reality. Serious discussions SCORPIO

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TODAY IN HISTORY HOROSCOPE Monday, April 30, 2012 is that Monday, April ItToday isn’t likely you’ll be satisfied taking backseatday to anyone in the 30, thea 121st of 2012. year ahead, whenleft it comes There are especially 245 days in to something that affects your interthe year. ests. You will do quite well as long as Highlight inyou HisToday’s you don’t take on more than can handle. tory: TAURUS (April 20-May — Don’t On April 30, 20) 1812, allow anyone to involve you in petty Louisiana (formerly the Tersocial games just because that person ritory of Orleans) became wants to get even with someone he or state of the the she18th dislikes. Instead, enjoyUnion. all of your friends. On this date: (May 21-JuneWashing20) — If you In 1789, George ■GEMINI hope to be content with your lot in ton office innot New York life,took it’s important to compare asyourself the first president of the to others. Be honest with yourself States. and you’ll realize how fortuUnited are. In you1803, the United ■nate CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Phrase States purchased the your comments very carefully lest you Louisiana from inadvertently Territory blurt out something hurtful. Once spoken, it could be quite France for 60 million francs, difficult to explain of or take back.$15 the equivalent about LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Put definite million. limitations on your purchasing so In your 1900, engineer John ■that extravagant urges don’t get Luther “Casey” Jonesfoolishly of theon the upper hand. Spending expensive Central things or events could do Illinois Railroad you in. died in a train wreck near VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — AlVaughan, Miss., staythough at times youafter can get away ing athandling the controls in a suc-siwith several situations multaneously, thisto might not be the cessful effort save the case today. Limit your focus and efpassengers. forts to one endeavor at a time. In 1939, the New ■LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) —York Make World’s Fair officially sure you handle all of your involvements in with a maturea manner. Others opened ceremony will have more respect for you if don’t that included an address by try to play upon their sympathy and President Franklin D. Roogoodness. sevelt. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — There when your personalIntimes 1945, asstrong Russian ■are ity can effectively enhance your troops approached his Berlin image, but if you go overboard, it bunker, Adolf Hitler commitcould be another story. Being a cocky ted suicide with his hotshot will notalong play well. wife of one day, Eva Braun. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — as you let self-doubt 1958, thedon’t American As■AsInlong weaken your you’llPersons have what sociation ofthrust, Retired it takes to be successful and accom(later simply AARP) wasof plish your aims. However, any form founded Washington, D.C. negativityin will be counterproductive. (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — In 1968, New York City ■CAPRICORN Falselyforcibly flatteringremoved someone stucould police pump up the recipient for the modent ment,demonstrators but come back to occupyhaunt you ing five buildings later on when, as a result, your at pal thinks you owe him or her something. Columbia University. (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — In 1973, President ■AQUARIUS There’s a strong chance that once Richard M. Nixon anagain you might not fare too well with nounced thehas resignations someone who bested you in of the top H.R. past,aides especially if youHaldeman try too hard to overtake or her. and Johnhim Ehrlichman, along PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Don’t with Attorney General make any half-hearted promises Richard and today thatG. youKleindienst aren’t likely to be able White counsel to keep.House Unfortunately, you John will be taken up on what you say and embarDean. rassed if or when you can’t produce. ABC-TV aired ■ In 1997, ARIES (March 21-April 19) — If you the “coming out” episode of fail to help someone who asks for your the situation comedy “Ellen” assistance and desperately needs it, youtitle won’tcharacter, like yourself, inchances whicharethe especially you failDeGeneres, to lend a hand played byifEllen due to laziness. acknowledged her homosexCOPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature uality. Syndicate, Inc.

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How to treat lung infection the TB germ. It DR. DEAR doesn’t cause TB. DONOHUE: I It isn’t passed to am a 75-year-old others through female recently airborne coughs diagnosed with and sneezes as MAI, mycobacTB is. It’s a bacterium avium-interium found all tracellulare. An irregularity was To your over the place — in soil, in fresh seen on a routine good water, in saltwachest X-ray. A CT scan suggested health ter and in brackish water. Human the diagnosis. Later the results Dr. Paul G. exposure to it is Donohue universal. Illness were confirmed by a bronchoscopy, in as a result of exposure is which some contents of rare. Older people are the irregularity were cul- more susceptible to it, and so are people with tured in the laboratory. My doctor said that lung problems like emthis mycobacterium is physema, chronic bronseen now more often than chitis and bronchiectasis. it used to be. No one can For most, it causes no say where it came from. I symptoms. For some, it have to take three antibi- brings on a cough. And otics for 18 months to get for others it’s discovered accidentally on a routine rid of it. Where could I have chest X-ray or lung scan. People with symptoms gotten this? The only suspicious activity I have is have to be treated. People that I am a pet sitter, without symptoms but which makes it necessary with evidence of disease to clean the litter box and seen on X-ray, like a nodpick up dog droppings. I ule or a lung cavity, also am a lap swimmer, and are treated. Treatment is have been for years. — prolonged, a year and a half. It takes three drugs G.K. ANSWER: Mycobac- to eradicate this germ. You did not catch it terium (MIKE-oh-backT I E R - e e - u m ) from your pet-sitting duavium-intracellulare also ties. You are unlikely to goes by the name MAC, have gotten it from your mycobacterium avium swimming. It’s futile to complex. It’s a relative of speculate where you

caught it, since the opportunities for coming in contact with it are so numerous. Don’t waste your time trying to figure out the source of the infection. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am writing on behalf of my grandson, who is 23. My wife and I have raised him since he was 18 months old. He is now working on a B.S. degree in criminal justice. He spent more than a year in Iraq. He did his basic training at Fort Benning and graduated weighing 130 pounds, the most he ever weighed. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and now weighs 121 pounds. He is in the National Guard and is on the local police force. He has a black belt in martial arts. Can you suggest anything to bulk him up? — W.J. ANSWER: Your grandson has packed a lot of living and a lot of experience into his 23 years. His story is a testimonial to the rearing provided by his grandparents. You, your wife and he have much to be proud of. No doubt about it, the young man is on the lean side. He is also in excellent health. He has weighed approximately

April 30, 1912 Word from Anna High School today advises that the annual commencement exercises will be held May 12 in the city hall. Former state school commissioner, John W. Zeller, will deliver the class address. ––––– Rev. G.L. Winters, pastor of the Pemberton Baptist Church will preach a sermon next Sunday night on the sinking of the Titanic. A cordial invitation is extended to all who desire to come and hear the discussion of the great disaster. ––––– The Western Union Telegraph Co. during the past month installed its new electric clocks at the Citizens National Bank and the Philip Smith Manufacturing Co. plant. A total of 1,212 of these self-winding clocks have been installed by the company since the first of the year.

the same amount all his adult life and has had to pass health screening both in the military and in his new career as a policeman. The only way to put on more weight is to take in more calories. If he gets a little book with the calorie content of foods, he can figure out how many calories a day he takes in. Adding 500 more calories a day to his average calorie intake, he should put on a pound a week. Taking in 500 more calories isn’t a big chore. As a teenager, my brother was as thin as your grandson. He started drinking a milkshake every evening. A typical milkshake has 300 calories. It worked wonders for my brother. Snacking on calorie-dense foods, foods that pack many calories into relatively small amounts, will get him to and past 500 extra calories a day. Dried fruits make a good snack. So does peanut butter. Two tablespoons of peanut butter provide about 200 calories. A peanut-butter sandwich at mid-morning and mid-afternoon will put him near the extra 500-calories-a-day goal.

April 30, 1937 In an effort to alleviate the critical parking problem that faces the community each Saturday, the Sidney Merchants Association has initiated a voluntary parking agreement which it hopes to be able to put into effect next week. This agreement carries a promise by the signer not to park his car or permit it to be left standing parked around the court house square on any Saturday, beginning May 8, 1937 and ending Jan. 1, 1938. ––––– Members of the congregation of the First Baptist Church named new officers at the conmeeting gregational held last evening at the church. D.L. Minton and Addison Elston were elected deacons; Harry M. Faulkner, trustee; Paul Thompson, clerk; W.W. Masteller, treasurer of the general fund; Howard Schlagetter, financial secretary.

50 years April 30, 1962 JACKSON CENTER — Additional plans for the growth and development of sales for Airstream trailers were outlined today during a

series of meetings at the company’s service building in Jackson Center as dealers from all sections of the U.S. were in attendance at the three-day homecoming. ––––– Volkswagen of America reported sales in 1962 are running more than 10 percent ahead of last year, continuing a seven-year upward sale trend. Volkswagen, as leading import, continues to account for more than half the total market.

25 years April 30, 1987 Sherlock Holmes-like detective Peter Flimsey (played by David Werling, 17) surveys the situation during a scene from “The Butler Did It,” a play being performed by Fort Loramie High School this weekend at the Crescent Theatre in Minster. Others acting in the scene are Scott Brandewie, 17; Brenda Behr, 17 and Cathy Wendeln, 16. ––––– “Club Paradise” is the theme for this year’s Sidney High School prom, to be held Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight at the school. Those students who are vying for the title of king are Eric Barnes, Todd Bickel, Douglas Faulkner, Don Kotwica, Kendall Lee, Todd McCullough and Mark A. Wildermuth. Queen candidates are Kristin Amos, Paige Bodnar, Stephanie Frye, Kelly Hubbell, Kathy Knight, Carolyn Valentine and Beth Wildermuth. ––––– The Houston High School 1987 prom will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School in Piqua. Seniors who are candidates for the prom royalty are Rob Cook, Mark Elliott, Michael Krusemark, Kim Hoehne, Trudy Speelman and Tammy Veit.

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Absence of table manners turns dinner into disaster DEAR ABBY: My bowl with her hand. 11-year-old niece, Both of these inci“Nina,” has no table dents happened in manners. I was surrestaurants. prised at her inapproIs there anything I priate behavior because can do when I must eat her parents are wellwith this child? I know educated people who it may have been wrong were raised with good of me to correct Nina in table manners. front of her mother, but Dear I didn’t say anything we were all eating from Abby when Nina slathered the same bowl. Should I Abigail clotted cream on her ignore her ignorance of scone with her fingers, Van Buren basic table manners but I was disgusted. I did sug- and keep my mouth shut? — gest she use a spoon after she LOST MY APPETITE IN scooped rice out of a communal HOUSTON

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pected that he was.) I love him dearly and we’re a close family. His brothers and sisters also accept and love him. My husband and I are now struggling because we’re not sure how God really views gays and lesbians. To listen to some religious people, my son will go to hell. I can’t believe that God would create a person to be this way, then turn his back on him. I tried reading the Bible, but the wording was hard tounderstand. I don’t want to talk to my pastor about it because, eventhough I have accepted my son

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RUSSIA COMMUNITY Garage Sale! Friday, May 4, 9am-6pm & Saturday May 5, 9am-1pm. Many multi -family locations.

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Part time and full time Customer Service Associate positions available at our Piqua location. Sales experience preferred but not necessary. Applicants must have retail, and cash handling skills. Great Pay & Benefits! Please apply at: careers.cashamerica.com

The Family of Estile Vaughn SIDNEY 330 E Ruth St. Thursday May 3rd, Friday May 4th 8:00-5:00 and Saturday May 5th 8:00-1:00. Perennial flower sale. Daisies, blackeyed-Susan's, clematis, lavender, bleeding heart, balloon flowers, salvia, delphinium, hostas, daylillies, butterfly bushes, cat mint, lilies and many more varieties.

Attention Recruiter Area Energy & Electric, Inc. 2001 Commerce Dr. Sidney, OH 45365 EOE

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Would like to extend our special thank you to Dr. Robert Miller and staff, Wilson Memorial Hospital staff, nurses and aides, Dorothy Love Retirement Community staff, nurses and aides, Leoman Branscum & wife and Cromes Funeral Home. Also our special thank you to our family, friends and neighbors who sent flowers, gifts, food, gave hugs, condolences, thoughts and prayers. We are very grateful for all the comfort and sympathy given to us and remembering the life of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all. Sincerely, Wife, Daughter and Grandchildren

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Must be experienced in all phases of installing underground utilities and piping, must have CDL, must be able operate backhoe, mini excavator, skid loader, and trencher. Electrical and plumbing experience is a plus but not required. Top pay and benefit package.

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For our manufacturing facility in Wapakoneta, OH. Seeking highly motivated, career minded individuals capable of excelling in a team environment. The openings are currently for night shift only. The plant operates on a 12-hour shift basis. The ideal candidate should have 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing facility. Experience in operating computercontrolled equipment and high school diploma would be a plus. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package.

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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 and eventually fake bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western Union branches are 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.

Library Assistant Needed to perform reference, circulation, assist with, or conducts programs and other duties. Primarily working at library in Wapakoneta. Ability to work with public and willingness to learn library operations necessary. Computer skills needed. High school diploma or GED, 6 months library experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, or experience, and valid State of Ohio driver's license with acceptable driving record required. Position is for 30 hours weekly with benefits. Minimum pay rate is $8.84 hourly. Branch Supervisor

Reply in confidence: Weigandt Development Ltd. 90 N. Main St. Minster, OH 45865

Needed to perform public service and light housecleaning duties. Two openings at Cridersville 10 to 12 hours each. A New Knoxville opening 12 to 15 hours, and two openings at New Bremen 10 to 15 hours each. Ability to work with public and willingness to learn library operations necessary. Computer skills required. High school diploma or GED required. Minimum pay rate is $7.70 hourly, no benefits.

Please send resume to: HR 319 S. Vine St. Fostoria, OH 44830

Needed to oversee the operations, programs, and services of the Waynesfield Library in ensuring coordination with the main library, and to provide service to patrons. Individual must supervise Library Assistant and Library Aide. Computer skills required. Associates degree and one year library experience with progressive levels of responsibility including supervision or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required. Position is for 30 hours weekly with benefits. Min. pay rate is $9.96 hourly. All positions require some evenings and Saturdays, regularly traveling within the county, and occasional travel outside of the county. Deadline: 5-7-12. More information at: www.auglaize.oplin.org

Submit resume and letter indicating which position(s) you are interested in to: steinebe@oplin.org Or Beth Steiner Director 203 S. Perry St. Wapakoneta,OH 45895.

Wanted: Driver to deliver newspapers to local post offices. This position will also deliver newspapers to home via motor route delivery when post offices are not open (such as major holidays, etc.) Must have insurance Valid drivers license Reliable transportation For interview and more information contact

Jason at 937-498-5934 or Jamie at 937-498-5912

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Sidney Daily News, Monday, April 30, 2012

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SIDNEY WALKING ROUTES

Motor routes are delivered Saturdays, Holidays and on an as needed basis by independent contractors.

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REQUIRES: Reliable transportation, working phone and state minimum insurance is required. You must also be at least 18 years of age.

All AGES welcome to apply! SDN3090 – 11 papers - Northbrook Trailer Park

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J.T.’s Painting & Drywall

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2-Day Turnaround In Most Cases FREE PICK UP AND DELIVERY WITHIN 10 MILE RADIUS

JERRY COLDWELL, OWNER (937) 498-9147

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Bankruptcy Attorney

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Emily Greer

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LAWN CARE & HOME IMPROVEMENTS Lawn Mowing starting at $15 Landscaping • Trim Shrubs Pavers & Fence Installation Tree Removal • Wood Patios Install & Clean Spoutings • Siding Power Washing • Install PEX Plumbing FREE Estimates 14 Years Lawn Care Experience

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MATT & SHAWN’S

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• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions

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• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors

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AMISH CREW Wants roofing, siding, windows,

Residential Insured

Commercial Bonded 2276258

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Roofing, remodeling, siding, add-ons, interior remodeling and cabintets, re-do old barns, new home construction, etc.

Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

• Interior/Exterior • Drywall • Texturing • Kitchens • Baths • Decks • Doors • Windows

HERITAGE GOODHEW

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•30x40x12 with 2 doors, $9,900 •40x64x14 with 2 doors, $16,000 ANY SIZE AVAILABLE!

AREA ASPHALT SEALCOAT

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Amish Crew

(419) 203-9409

937-492-3530

Located at 16900 Ft. Loramie-Swanders Rd., Sidney

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PAVING, REPAIR & SEALCOATING DRIVEWAYS PARKING LOTS

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Gutters • Doors • Remodel

COOPER’S BLACKTOP

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Lawncare & Landscape •Mowing •Mulching •Trimming •Planting •Handyman Services •Fully Insured

Roofing • Siding • Windows DAYCARE OPENINGS available in my home, cheap rates, flexible hours, food provided and lots of toys and fun activities. Text or call for more information (937)710-5464.

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Christopher’s

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Sidney Daily News, Monday, April 30, 2012

MACHINE OPERATORS

PT Nurse

FLEET MECHANIC

Now accepting applications for the following positions on all three shifts:

MPA Services provides Supported Living services to individuals with MRDD. We are accepting applications for a PT Nurse (16hrs/wk.) Primary duties include teaching medication training classes, advocate to physicians, review incident reports, 24/7 on-call, annual inhome visits to clients in Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, Darke, Shelby, Miami and Logan counties.

Continental Express Inc. has immediate need for a Mechanic for day shift. Will perform preventative maintenance and repairs on semi tractors and/or trailers. Must be mechanically inclined, dependable and have own tools. Experience on tractor trailers preferred but not required.

CNC LASER

CNC TURRET PUNCH

CNC PRESS BRAKE

Must have two years experience with strong knowledge of CNC operation and machine set-ups, as well as the ability to read blue prints and work in a team environment. Excellent wages and benefits available with a pleasant work environment. If interested, apply at:

Must have some flexibility in work hours, be highly selfmotivated and have superb ethics. Valid Ohio RN license required. Exp w/psychotropic meds preferred. $29/hr plus $100/wk on-call plus mileage.

PO Box 523 2031 Commerce Dr. Sidney, Ohio 45365

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We offer: • Competitive Pay & Benefits • Uniforms • 401k with match • Direct Deposit • Vacation and Holiday Pay Interested candidates can contact Mark at 800/497-2100, forward a resume to mgoubeaux@ceioh.com or apply in person at: Continental Express Inc.

10450 State Route 47 Sidney, Ohio 45365

DISCOVER PEBBLEBROOK Village of Anna. 2 & 3 Bedroom townhomes & ranches. Garages, appliances, washer & dryer. Close to I-75, Honda, 20 miles from Lima. (937)498-4747 www.1troy.com

FIRST MONTH FREE $99 Move in special

SECTIONAL SOFABED, tan. Bag Boy golf cart & bag. Call for details & email photos. Each $100, (937)295-2323. ANTIQUES for sale: Beautiful Hoosier cabinet by the New Bremen Klanke Cupboard Co., spinning wheel, dry sink, manaphone, ice box, sewing machine, ice cream maker, coffee pot. flowersforzoe@msn.com, (419)230-8127.

Appliances, W/D hookup, Water/ Trash/ Sewer included, Central Air!! NO APP FEE! Call (937)492-0781 for more info

Max's Animal Swap and Flea Market May 5th-6th 6440 Harding Highway Lima, OH 45801

PRIVATE SETTING 2 bedroom townhouse. No one above or below! Appliances, washer & dryer, fireplace, garage, water & trash included.

If interested in an employer that genuinely cares for its employees, please call Ken at

(937)498-4747 www.1troy.com

419.339.9765

Village West Apts.

For information call (419)225-8545 (419)230-9134

JOHN DEERE X340 riding mower. Like new, only 40 hours used. Striping kit and tire chains included. 54 inch mower deck, $4250. (937)552-9553

SWINGSET For Scrap only! $20.00 deposit will be returned when all is gone and cleaned up. call (937)638-1121

BOSTON TERRIER, (fullblooded) mixed with full blooded Jack Russell puppies. Asking $50 each. (937)214-4318 CHIHUAHUA AKC, male, 7 Years old good stud dog $50.00 Short Haired Tan. Call (937)448-0522. DOG HOUSE custom built for large dogs, custom built dog deck, 100 ft chain link fence, $500, (937)606-0044 POMERANIAN PUPPIES, for sale, 13 weeks, 2 males, 5 females, have shots, (937)916-5931 leave message, will show after 7pm

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Life Enrichment (Activities) Assistant Full Time We are looking for an exceptional person to add to our Life Enrichment Team. This position assists in planning, coordinating, and evaluating resident activities. We prefer someone with at least two years experience in planning and coordinating resident programming, and experience with dementia and Alzheimer's. We need someone with a lot of energy, a positive attitude, and the willingness go the extra mile to enrich the lives of our residents. An associates degree in a related field is preferred. Weekends required. Pre-employment drug screening and background check required. Please apply in person: Sterling House/ Clare Bridge of Troy 81 S. Stanfield Road Troy, OH 45373 EOE/M/F/D/V ✿❍✿❍✿❍✿❍✿❍✿❍✿❍✿ SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF DD EARLY INTERVENTION DIRECTOR Responsible for direction of Wee School Early Intervention Program and Wilma Valentine Creative Learning Center Program.

Hiring Event 30 Open Positions Staffmark is hiring for positions in the Bellefontaine area: Assembly Forklift/Warehouse Machine Operation Soldering Please join us at: Logan County Job & Family Services 211 E. Columbus Ave. Bellefontaine, OH 43311 Monday, April 30 10AM-11:30AM

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SALES Peacock Water has an exciting opportunity in our sales department. We are looking for person to increase residential sales for Shelby, Auglaize, Allen and surrounding counties. Area reps could expect to earn potential of 50k to 85k. Salary plus commission and bonus program available. Cell phone reimbursement and laptop provided. Water Experience not necessary, training provided. In home sales experience, self motivation and positive attitude required. Must have reliable transportation and valid driver license. E-mail resume to:

DAYCARE ASSISTANT Responsible for the care of preschool children in a daycare setting. Visit: www.shelbydd.org for salaries, benefits, position descriptions and application. Send resume/ application or apply at: SCBDD 1200 S. Childrens Home Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365 Attn: Lisa Brady EOE

Direct Care ResCare is looking for a caring person to work in our Sidney Group Home. Must work all shifts and have a good driving record. Apply online at rescare.com EOE M/F/D/V

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1, 2 & 3 bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages. (937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts. www.1troy.com 1 BEDROOM, Northend Sidney, appliances, air, some utilities, laundry facility, NO PETS. $375, (937)394-7265

OTR DRIVERS ✓Hauling Bulk Commodities in Hopper Bottom Trailers ✓Delivering Bagged Feed via Van trailers ✓New Performance Pay Package ✓Pd Medical Insurance ✓401k ✓Holiday&Vacation Pay ✓Class A- 2 yr. experience required Ask for Steve Garber Ag Freight, Inc Mon. - Fri. 800-742-4884

816 WEST Parkwood, Sidney. 2300 SqFt, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage. $800 monthly plus deposit. (937)710-5471

2 BEDROOM, Botkins, ground-level. Stove, refrigerator included, electric heat, AC. No pets. $350, deposit, (937)693-3752. 2 BEDROOM, quiet residential neighborhood. washer, dryer, air, off street parking, full usable basement, excellent condition, (937)492-7205 3 BEDROOM duplex, Sidney. Appliances, laundry room, NO PETS! $460 monthly. (937)394-7265 ASK ABOUT OUR MANAGERS SPECIAL 1 BEDROOM, In Sidney, UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT, clean, freshly painted, 13 security cameras, laundry facility on site, ample off street parking. Rent $375, Deposit $375 includes water & trash. Call (937)441-9923 ASK ABOUT OUR MANAGERS SPECIAL 2 BEDROOM, In Sidney, UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT, clean, freshly painted, security cameras, laundry facility on site, ample off street parking. Rent $425, Deposit $425 includes water & trash. Call (937)441-9923 SPACIOUS 3 bedroom apt., 431 North Main. appliances, washer and dryer hookup $500 a month plus deposit. (937)606-0418.

CHILDCARE, 1st or 2nd shift, Experienced, References available on request, call Colleen (937)489-0665 or (937)622-5197

IMMEDIATE OPENING

2 BEDROOM, NEW! Townhome, 962 Winter Ridge Sidney, 2 bath, 2 car, Air, Stove, Refrigerator, washer/ dryer hookup, lawn care, NO PETS, $895, (937)498-8000

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.

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4 BEDROOM, 2 1/2 car garage, AC and vinyl siding, newer paint, carpet, windows, and roof, 811 Clinton Ave. For sale, or short term rent to own. Call (937)526-3264

TILLER, ECONO Horse,Troy built, 1999 used little $675, also Stihl FS44 brush cutter, $100. (937)615-9592

FREE HAULING! Refrigerators, freezers, batteries, washers, dryers, tanning beds, water heater, metal/ steel. JunkBGone. (937)538-6202 LADDERS 1 Pair sion ladder, 40ft, duty, $250. 1 Pair sion ladder, 36ft, Good (937)492-2148

extenheavy exten$150. shape.

MACHINISTS TOOLS, large selection. Toolboxes, surface plate, height stand, mics, indicators, too much too list. Will separate. (937)726-5761 PORCELAIN DOLLS, $20. (937)492-7206

LEGAL NOTICE THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS WILL BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION BY LOCK-IT-UP LLC, ON OR AFTER 5/16/12 AT LEONARD’S AUCTION SERVICE 6350 CONSEAR RD OTTAWA LAKE , MI RICHARD LEONARD AUCTIONEER 2471 W. MICHIGAN SIDNEY, OH 45365 1019 ASHLEY KIRTLEY 1213 HILLTOP APT F HOUSEHOLD 3006 JOSEPH BERTSCH 417 E SOUTH HOUSEHOLD 2047 KYLE JUROSIC 18480 BOTKINS JACKSON CENTER HOUSEHOLD 2191 BOYD CRAWFORD 433 N MIAMI HOUSEHOLD 2203 WENDY NISWONGER 9308 FREEMAN HOUSEHOLD

2008 GMC Acadia SLT-2, White diamond tricoat with ebony interior; 40,000 miles, one owner, non-smoker, EC, $27,000 (937)667-4253

JOEY LIFT with Sonic Scooter, $1500 (937)417-4430 or (937)336-3083

HORSE TRAILER, 3 horse slant bumper pull, 1995 aluminum upgraded trailer with a "bulldog" electric a-frame jack along with a new "quickbite coupler" that couples to the tow vehicle automatically. $11,900 (937)667-4253

TOOLS for start-up shop. 13 hand power tools, numerous small hand tools, tool boxes, 8 drawer steel cabinet, levels, squares, sawhorses, ladders, shovels, maddox, axe, numerous sizes of screws, nails, bolts. Much, much more. One price $600. (937)448-0717

aMAZEing WE PAY cash for your old toys! Star Wars, GI Joes, He-Man, Transformers and much more. (937)638-3188.

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LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Village of Fort Loramie Sealed Bids for the lease of 25 acres more or less of farm land will be received by the Village of Fort Loramie at the Village Hall, 14 Elm Street, Fort Loramie, OH 45845, until Monday, May 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at which time they will be publicly opened and read. Bids will be on a per acre price for the entire acreage and will be for 3 years commencing in May 2012 subject other terms of the lease which is on file at the Village Office for review. For a copy of lease and complete description and location of the property, contact the Village Administrator. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, waive irregularities in any Bid, and to accept any Bid which is deemed by Owner to be most favorable to the Owner. Tony Schmitmeyer Village Administrator Apr. 5, 9, 16, 23, 30 2273246

LEGAL NOTICE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO Case No. 12CV000045 Judge James F. Stevenson

Apr. 23, 30 2276409

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REPLAY 50 years ago April 30, 1962 Sidney high school’s reserve baseball squad won their second game in three outings by barely beating Troy’s reserve team 3-2 at Custenborder Field. Wayne Billing led Sidney’s five-hit attack with two hits in three trips. Jack Wilson hurled three-hit ball as he whiffed eight and walked two, while Brown struck out four and issued one free pass.

25 years ago April 30, 1987 Laura Watkins was incomparable again Wednesday night at Custenborder Field and as a result, Sidney notched two more victories. With Watkins striking out a school-record 15 hitters, Sidney mauled Trotwood in the first game of a doubleheader 13-0. Then in the second game, she struck out 12 more in a 4-0 win. Both were twohitters. The offense was supplied by Megan Inman, Bev Conrad and Terri Schulze, who all had triples.

OF LOCAL INTEREST Post 217 tryouts Sidney Post 217 announced the tryout dates for the upcoming American Legion baseball campaign. There will be three tryout dates, starting May 17 at 5:30. There will be another on May 18 at 5:30 and the final one on May 20 at 2 p.m. They will be held at Custenborder Field in Sidney.

CALENDAR High school sports Today’s schedule Baseball Greenville at Sidney Bradford at Lehman Anna at Houston Jackson Center at Russia Fort Loramie at Fairlawn Miami East at Botkins Mechanicsburg at Riverside Softball Greenville at Sidney Bethel at Lehman Anna at Houston Jackson at Russia Fort Loramie at Fairlawn Versailles at New Bremen Boys tennis Lehman at Alter TUESDAY Baseball Riverside at Northeastern New Bremen at Versailles New Knoxville at Minster Sidney at Greenville Softball Sidney at Greenville Minster at Lehman Anna at MarionLocal Fairlawn at Riverside Christian Aca. at Waynesfield Track Houston, Lehman at Anna New Bremen at Versailles Fairlawn, Riverside, Sidney at Graham Boys tennis Troy at Sidney Lehman at Shawnee

QUOTE OF THE DAY “In the major leagues, when you do that it’s going to cost you a game.” —Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia, after Jonathan Lucroy of the Brewers hit a bad pitch for a home run Sunday

ON THIS DATE IN 1961 — Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hits four home runs in a 14-4 victory over the Braves in Milwaukee. 1976 — Muhammad Ali wins an unanimous 15-round decision over Jimmy Young in Landover, Md., to retain his world heavyweight title.

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Bengals take OSU’s ‘Boom’ CINCINNATI (AP) — Yes, Mohamed Sanu made it to Cincinnati. No kidding. And, in a way, the receiver’s heartbreak after a first-round prank led to an upbeat ending. The Bengals took him in the third round and brought him to town on Saturday to get acquainted with the coaching staff that reached out to him a day earlier with a little encouragement over one of his toughest moments. “It’s turned into a positive,” Sanu said, wearing a black Bengals polo shirt. For a few minutes on Thursday night, it was tough to see anything positive about his draft experience. When the Bengals got ready to make the 27th selection in the first round, Sanu’s phone rang. Someone pretending to be a Bengals representative told him he’d been taken by Cincinnati —

in the first round! It was quite a moment. Nobody had projected him as a first-round pick. His family celebrated. Then, Commissioner Roger Goodell went to the podium in New York and announced that the Bengals had taken ... Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler. “We were all in shock,” Sanu said. “We didn’t know what happened.” Sanu’s agent made a call and found out that Sanu had been the victim of a prank by someone with no ties to the Bengals. When the Bengals heard what had happened, they called Sanu the next day to offer encouragement. A few hours later, they decided to pick him. The nasty prank has produced benefits. Instead of being just another thirdround pick, Sanu got a lot of national attention for what

happened to him and how it all ended rather appropriately. “At first, I was little heartbroken,” Sanu said on Saturday. “After I looked at it, I’m just thankful now to be in Cincinnati and ready to get everything going.” In addition to welcoming more newcomers to Paul Brown Stadium, the Bengals took five more players on Saturday, including Ohio State running back Dan “Boom” Herron with their final pick in the sixth round. That broke a long streak of the Bengals passing up Buckeyes in the draft — the last ones taken were defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson and fullback Jeff Cothran in 1994. Herron was one of five players implicated in the tattoo-parlor scandal at Ohio State that led to coach Jim Tressel’s forced resignation

and NCAA sanctions. The 5-foot-10 running back led the Buckeyes to a 12-1 finish as a junior and a sixth straight Big Ten title. The scandal broke a month before the Buckeyes beat Arkansas 31-26 in the Sugar Bowl. Herron wound up suspended for the first six games last season. He was concerned that his involvement would hurt him in the NFL draft. “I wasn’t sure,” he said. “I knew it was going to be a learning process for me. I learned from my mistakes. It’s made me a better person. “The questions always came up about it. I answered the questions honestly. Teams definitely wanted to know about it. Obviously they were concerned. They wanted to know what really happened. All I could do was to be honest about everything.”

Votto ties it, Bruce wins it CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce isn’t analyzing his career-best hot streak. He’s too busy enjoying it. Bruce’s fourth home run in four games lifted the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 comeback win over the Houston Astros on Sunday. Bruce hit reliever Fernando Rodriguez’s (0-3) first pitch 381 feet into the right field seats for his seventh homer of the season. Bruce has hit home runs in a careerhigh four consecutive games, one short of tying Cincinnati’s club record. “This is what you play for,” said Bruce, who leads the Reds in homers. “This is a hard game. There are a lot of times when it’s not too much fun.” Joey Votto drove in four runs with a home run and a double to help the Reds capture their third consecutive series and finish the month of April with a .500 record (1111) after losing eight of their first 12. “The way we started was really ugly,” Votto said. “It was a shock to everybody. It was humbling, but I think it was a good thing, too. I’m a firm believer in that, while you don’t want to start bad, it doesn’t hurt. It makes you concentrate on fundamentals. I think a losing record early in the year can be a good thing.” Logan Ondrusek (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth to get the win. Sean Marshall earned his fifth save in six tries, capping what manager Dusty Baker described as a “great job” by a bullpen that went into the game ranked third in the league in earnedrun average. “I’m going to enjoy this one and the way we won it,” Baker said. “We can enjoy the off day tomorrow, too.” Houston starter Jordan Lyles was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City before the game. He lasted six innings, allowing four hits and three runs with three walks and four strikeouts. The 10 hits allowed by Reds starter Mat Latos matched the career high he set last June 21 at Boston while with San Diego. Latos allowed no

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CINCINNATI REDS'Jay Bruce hits a game-winning home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Fernando Rodriguez during the ninth inning of a baseball game on Sunday in Cincinnati. walks and struck out four while giving up five runs in 6 1-3 innings. “They picked me up when I was feeling a little under the weather,” Latos said. “I just tried to grind through it.” Houston’s Jordan Schafer singled in the second to extend to his streak of consecutive games reaching base at least once to open the season to 22, the longest by an Astro since Ricky Gutierrez put together a 23-game streak in 1998. The club record is Denis Menke’s 25 in 1969. Houston jumped out to a 1-

0 lead on Jose Altuve’s double and Jed Lowrie’s single with one out in the first inning. The Astros made it 2-0 in the second on Chris Johnson’s oneout double, Jason Castro’s single and Lyles’s suicidesqueeze sacrifice bunt. Lyles didn’t allow a hit in his first run through the Reds lineup, but Zack Cozart reached him for a double to left with one out in the fourth and Joey Votto slammed the next pitch 438 feet over the center field fence for his second home run of the season and first since April 7 during

an 8-3 loss to Miami. The Astros regained their two-run lead in the fifth on Altuve’s two-out single and Lowrie’s 378-foot home run into the right field seats, his second of the season and the road trip. The Reds cut the deficit to 4-3 on Ryan Hanigan’s infield single, Latos’s sacrifice and Cozart’s two-out double in the fifth, but Matt Downs countered with a liner into the right field seats with one out in the sixth, his first home runs since last Sept. 26 against St. Louis.

Minster, Versailles top seeds in baseball Defending state champion Minster was voted the No. 1 seed for the Minster Sectional Baseball Tournament, which begins on Saturday. The Wildcats, at 17-5, were No. 1 and 11-7 New Bremen No. 2. Tournament draws were held for baseball and softball all over the state Sunday.

The Division IV tournament at Troy has Bethel the top seed, Fort Loramie two, Lehman three and Riverside four. That tournament begins on May 7. The Versailles baseball team was voted the top seed for the Tipp City Division III Sectional, and will open the tour-

nament at home against win- and area teams: BASEBALL less National Trail on May 7. Division I Meanwhile, in the softball Dayton 1 Sectional tournament draws, the No. 1 May 8 seed for the Sidney sectional 5 p.m. Fairmont (7-12) at Lebanon (9-9) is Covington, which is 16-3 Sidney (5-16) at Springfield (12and played in the state tour10) nament last season. Fort LoWest Carrollton (6-15) at Vandalia ramie is the No. 2 seed. (12-9) Following are the pairings See TOURNAMENTS/Page 18 for sectionals involving local


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Browns see ‘big jump’ after draft BEREA, Ohio (AP) — From the outset, the Cleveland Browns were decisive and daring in this year’s NFL draft. They had to get this one right — a must-win. Convinced they couldn’t risk waiting for the players they wanted, the Browns wasted little time in selecting Alabama running back Trent Richardson and Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden, two potential franchisechanging players, in the SDN Photos/Luke Gronneberg first round and then spent the next two days addressing other needs. They got deeper. The got faster. They got tougher. And, the Browns, who went 4-12 last season in the NFL’s toughest division, believe they got better, significantly better. “We’d all like to see a big jump this year, that’s our hope,” president Mike Holmgren said. “We think that’s possible. That’s reasonable.” Cleveland concluded three days of selections on Saturday by taking seven more players, including Travis Benjamin, a speed-burning wide receiver from Miami who will stretch defenses and allow Weeden to air out that high-powered arm that made the Browns fall in love with him. In all, the Browns selected six offensive players and five on defense. None of them, though, are as important as Weeden, the 28-year-old QB and former minor league baseball pitcher the Browns hope can end years of failure at the game’s most vital position. “The quarterback play is so important to any team,” Holmgren said. “And really in this business, your team is probably as good as how your quarterback plays and the play of that position.” The Browns were desperate to fix their quarterback conundrum, so much so that Holmgren revealed that he spoke to the Indianapolis Colts at the scouting combine about a trade for Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft. Cleveland also pursued a trade to move up and get Robert Griffin III, but was outbid by Washington, which selected the Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor behind Luck. Cleveland’s next target was Weeden, and the Browns made sure they didn’t miss him. Holmgren said Weeden will not be handed the starter’s job, but conFrom Page 17 ceded the team probably Ansonia (8-11) at Houston wouldn’t have taken him with the No. 22 pick if it (10-7) Sectional 3 didn’t intend to play him Fairlawn (1-10) at Triad immediately. Holmgren, (15-6) who coached Joe MonMay 10 Fairlawn-Triad winner vs. tana, Steve Young and Brett Favre, has been Mississinawa at Triad Lehman (6-8) at Russia (11- searching for a franchise 8) quarterback since arrivNew Bremen D-IV ing in Cleveland three

A ‘Special’ Day The annual Shelby County Special Olympics was held Saturday in spite of the inclement weather that movedthrough the area in late morning. The festivities were moved indoors to the Sidney Middle School gymnasium. Above, the opening ceremonies begin. At right, Carl Banks of Sidney competes in the bean bag toss during the event, and bottom right, 9-year-old Brendon Clay is awarded a gold medal in the bean bag toss by Frank Bleigh. Both are from Sidney.

TOURNAMENTS Fairlawn-Botkins winner at Fort Loramie (13-7) Covington-Houston winner at Bethel (20-3) Minster D-IV All games at Minster May 5 11 a.m. — Fort Recovery vs. New Knoxville 12:30 — St. Henry vs. Marion Local May 9 5 p.m. — Minster vs. Recovery-Knoxville winner 7:30 — New Bremen vs. St. Henry-Marion winner —— SOFTBALL Dayton D-I May 7 5 p.m. Sidney (10-11) at Springboro (11-7) May 9 Sidney-Springboro winner at Northmont (18-2) Middletown (4-14) at Lakota West (19-5) Northmont D-III May 7 5 p.m. Meadowdale at WL:-Salem (20-1) Versailles (7-14) at Northeastern (12-9)

Anna (6-10) at West Milton (16-5) Sidney D-IV Sectional 1 May 8 5 p.m. Jackson Center (2-9) at Fort Loramie (14-5) May 10 Loramie-JC winner vs. Riverside (9-9) at Fort Loramie Troy Christian at Bradford All games at New Bremen 11 a.m. — Marion Local vs. (14-5) New Bremen Sectional 2 1 p.m. — Minster vs. Fort Botkins (3-13) at MechanRecovery icsburg (7-9) May 7 May 10 5 p.m. — Marion-Bremen Mechanicsburg-Botkins winner vs. St. Henry winner at Covington (16-3)

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Busch wins 4th straight Richmond spring race RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Carl Edwards thought the race was his to win. So did Tony Stewart. And Kyle Busch? Well, he didn’t think he had a chance as the laps wound down at Richmond International Raceway. But a penalty on Edwards took him out of Saturday contention night, and a late caution flag for debris gobbled up Stewart’s lead and gave Busch one last chance at another Richmond win. Busch pounced on the opportunity, got a strong final pit stop from his Joe Gibbs Racing crew to beat Stewart back onto the track, and sailed away for his first win of the season. “No catching Stewart without that caution,” AP Photo/Tyler Barrick, Pool Busch said. KYLE BUSCH celebrates winning the NASCAR The victory snapped a Sprint Cup Series auto race at Richmond Interna- 22-race winless streak tional Raceway in Richmond, Va., Saturday. for Busch, and came a

day after he went to Victory Lane for the first time as a Nationwide Series team owner. Kurt Busch drove his younger brother’s car to its first victory Friday night. The win was also the fourth consecutive in the spring race at Richmond for Busch, who broke a tie with Richard Petty (197173) for consecutive win. “It’s definitely pretty special any time you’re tied for a record with Richard Petty or you’re able to break a record with that guy,” Busch said. “He’s just a class act.” As he celebrated his first Sprint Cup Series win of the season, Stewart and Edwards both believed the win was taken from them. Stewart was upset because a caution for debris ‚Äî he claimed it was for a bottle of soda or water that wasn’t an on-

track hindrance ‚Äî erased his lead with 13 laps remaining. He led the leaders down pit road for a final stop, and Busch beat him back onto the track. Busch easily pulled away from Stewart on the restart with nine laps to go, and Stewart was also passed by Dale Earnhardt Jr. to fade to third. “When the caution is for a plastic bottle on the backstretch, it’s hard to feel good losing that one,” Stewart said. “And we gave it away on pit road. So, we did everything we could to throw it away, got taken away from us.” Edwards, who led a race-high 206 laps, thought the same thing after NASCAR penalized him for jumping the restart with 81 laps remaining. It capped a confusing sequence in what had

397, 50.6, 15. 30. (29) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 397, 48, 15. 31. (30) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 396, 62.1, 13. 32. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 394, 43.5, 12. 33. (33) David Reutimann, Chevrolet, 394, 40.7, 11. 34. (42) Reed Sorenson, Ford, 392, 37.6, 0. 35. (40) Stephen Leicht, Chevrolet, 391, 33.4, 9. 36. (41) David Gilliland, Ford, 355, 37.4, 8. 37. (34) David Stremme, Toyota, brakes, 139, 33.4, 7. 38. (32) Josh Wise, Ford, accident, 127, 35.7, 6. 39. (25) Michael McDowell, Ford, brakes, 67, 38.8, 5. 40. (43) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, vibration, 29, 32.5, 0. 41. (35) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 28, 29.6, 0. 42. (39) Mike Bliss, Toyota, rear gear, 23, 27.3, 0. 43. (36) Scott Speed, Ford, electrical, 19, 26.4, 1. Race Statistics Lap Leaders: M.Martin 1-29; C.Edwards 30-53; T.Kvapil 54; C.Edwards 55-200; T.Stewart 201205; C.Edwards 206; K.Harvick

207-219; C.Edwards 220-250; T.Stewart 251-285; Ky.Busch 286304; T.Stewart 305-309; J.Johnson 310; C.Edwards 311-314; T.Stewart 315-387; Ky.Busch 388-400. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): C.Edwards, 5 times for 206 laps; T.Stewart, 4 times for 118 laps; Ky.Busch, 2 times for 32 laps; M.Martin, 1 time for 29 laps; K.Harvick, 1 time for 13 laps; J.Johnson, 1 time for 1 lap; T.Kvapil, 1 time for 1 lap. Top 12 in Points: 1. G.Biffle, 338; 2. D.Earnhardt Jr., 333; 3. D.Hamlin, 329; 4. M.Kenseth, 328; 5. M.Truex Jr., 316; 6. J.Johnson, 314; 7. K.Harvick, 313; 8. T.Stewart, 307; 9. C.Edwards, 287; 10. R.Newman, 278; 11. Ky.Busch, 265; 12. C.Bowyer, 264.

been a calm, quiet race through the first 300 laps. But a caution after Jeff Burton hit the wall scrambled everything, and only 15 cars were shown on the lead lap when racing resumed. Edwards lined up next to Stewart for the restart, and his spotter had told the driver that he was the leader. But NASCAR said Stewart was the leader, and when Edwards sailed past him on the restart, NASCAR threw the black flag. Edwards questioned the call to crew chief Bob Osborne, and neither seemed to understand why Edwards was penalized. Told by Osborne it was for both passing the leader before the restart, and jumping the restart, Edwards said it was impossible to do both at the same time.

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Philadelphia (Worley 2-1), 7:05 p.m. L_Balfour 0-1. HRs_Oakland, Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 0-1) S.Smith (2). Baltimore, Betemit (3). —— at Atlanta (Minor 2-1), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 3-1) at Hous- Boston . . . . . 000 000 100—1 3 0 Chicago . . . . 300 000 01x—4 8 0 ton (Norris 1-1), 8:05 p.m. Beckett, Atchison (7), R.Hill (8), L.A. Dodgers (Harang 1-1) at Tazawa (8) and Shoppach, SaltalaColorado (Nicasio 1-0), 8:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 1-2) at San macchia; Floyd, Reed (7), Thornton (8) and Pierzynski. W_Floyd 2-3. Diego (Wieland 0-3), 10:05 p.m. L_Beckett 2-3. Sv_Thornton (1). Tuesday's Games Arizona at Washington, 7:05 HRs_Chicago, A.Dunn (5). —— p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, Kansas City. 010 200 001—4 9 2 Minnesota . . 402 000 10x—711 0 7:10 p.m. B.Chen, Adcock (3) and B.Pena; Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:10 Marquis, Burton (7), Perkins (8), p.m. N.Y. Mets at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Capps (9) and Mauer. W_Marquis Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 8:15 2-0. L_B.Chen 0-3. HRs_Kansas City, Moustakas (3). p.m. —— L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:40 NATIONAL LEAGUE p.m. Milwaukee at San Diego, 10:05 Arizona . . . . 001 025 000—814 3 Miami . . . . . 000 000 103—4 4 0 p.m. Miley, Ziegler (7), Breslow (8), Miami at San Francisco, 10:15 Zagurski (9), Shaw (9) and M.Monp.m. tero; Jo.Johnson, M.Dunn (6), —— Gaudin (7), Mujica (9) and J.Buck. American League W_Miley 3-0. L_Jo.Johnson 0-3. East Division W L Pct GB HRs_Miami, Stanton (1). —— Baltimore . . . . 14 8 .636 — Tampa Bay . . . 13 8 .619 ½ Houston . . . . 110 021 000—511 0 Cincinnati . . 000 210 21x—6 9 0 New York . . . . 12 9 .571 1½ Lyles, W.Lopez (7), Davi.CarToronto . . . . . . 12 10 .545 2 Boston. . . . . . . 10 11 .476 3½ penter (7), Fe.Rodriguez (8) and J.Castro; Latos, Arredondo (7), OnCentral Division Cleveland . . . . 11 9 .550 — drusek (8), Marshall (9) and HaniChicago . . . . . . 11 11 .500 1 gan, Mesoraco. W_Ondrusek 1-0. Detroit . . . . . . 11 11 .500 1 L_Fe.Rodriguez 0-3. Sv_Marshall Kansas City . . . 6 15 .286 5½ (5). HRs_Houston, Lowrie (2), Minnesota . . . . 6 15 .286 5½ M.Downs (1). Cincinnati, Votto (2), Bruce (7). West Division —— Texas. . . . . . . . 16 5 .762 — Oakland . . . . . 11 12 .478 6 Chicago . . . . 011 100 020—5 8 0 Seattle. . . . . . . 11 12 .478 6 Philadelphia 000 000 001—1 2 1 Garza, Dolis (8), Marmol (9) Los Angeles . . . 7 15 .318 9½ and W.Castillo; K.Kendrick, ContrSaturday's Games eras (7), Herndon (8) and SchneiL.A. Angels 2, Cleveland 1 Kansas City at Minnesota, ppd., der. W_Garza 2-1. L_K.Kendrick 0-2. HRs_Chicago, Mather (1). rain —— Detroit 7, N.Y. Yankees 5 Pittsburgh . . 020 000 001—3 8 2 Toronto 7, Seattle 0 Atlanta. . . . . 001 110 10x—4 7 2 Baltimore 10, Oakland 1 Correia, Lincoln (5), Watson (7), Boston 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Meek (8) and McKenry; T.Hudson, Texas 7, Tampa Bay 2 Durbin (6), O'Flaherty (7), Venters Sunday's Games (8), Kimbrel (9) and McCann. N.Y. Yankees 6, Detroit 2 Cleveland 4, L.A. Angels 0 W_T.Hudson 1-0. L_Correia 1-1. Toronto 7, Seattle 2 Sv_Kimbrel (8). HRs_Atlanta, Baltimore 5, Oakland 2 Prado (2). Chicago White Sox 4, Boston 1 —— Minnesota 7, Kansas City 4 Milwaukee . . 000 003 000—3 9 0 Tampa Bay at Texas, n St. Louis. . . . 010 000 010—211 0 Monday's Games Greinke, Veras (7), Loe (7), Baltimore (Hammel 3-0) at N.Y. Fr.Rodriguez (8), Axford (9) and LuYankees (Kuroda 1-3), 7:05 p.m. croy; J.Garcia, McClellan (8), Kansas City (Hochevar 2-1) at Rzepczynski (9) and Y.Molina. Detroit (Below 2-0), 7:05 p.m. W_Greinke 3-1. L_J.Garcia 2-1. Texas (Darvish 3-0) at Toronto Sv_Axford (5). (Drabek 2-1), 7:07 p.m. —— Oakland (Milone 3-1) at Boston San Diego . . 000 010 000—1 6 1 (Buchholz 2-1), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco200 002 00x—4 8 0 Seattle (F.Hernandez 2-1) at Richard, Thayer (8) and HundTampa Bay (Hellickson 3-0), 7:10 ley; Bumgarner, Romo (8), S.Casilla p.m. (9) and H.Sanchez. W_Bumgarner Minnesota (Blackburn 0-2) at 4-1. L_Richard 1-3. Sv_S.Casilla (4).

BASEBALL

HRs_San Francisco, Sandoval (4). —— Washington . 000 000 000—0 4 0 Los Angeles . 000 002 00x—2 3 0 G.Gonzalez, Stammen (7) and Flores; Capuano, Lindblom (7), Jansen (9) and Treanor. W_Capuano 3-0. L_G.Gonzalez 2-1. Sv_Jansen (2).

HOCKEY Stanley Cup playoffs National Hockey League Daily Playoff Glance The Associated Press All Times EDT (x-if necessary) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Friday, April 27 Phoenix 4, Nashville 3, OT, Phoenix leads series 1-0 Saturday, April 28 NY Rangers 3, Washington 1, NY Rangers leads series 1-0 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1, Los Angeles leads series 1-0 Sunday, April 29 Philadelphia 4, New Jersey 3, OT, Philadelphia leads series 1-0 Nashville at Phoenix, n Monday, April 30 Washington at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 NY Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Nashville, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3 Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Friday, May 4 Phoenix at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 NY Rangers at Washington, 12:30 p.m.

AUTO

Chicago leads series 1-0 Miami 100, New York 67, Miami leads series 1-0 Orlando 81, Indiana 77, Orlando leads series 1-0 Oklahoma City 99, Dallas 98, Oklahoma City leads series 1-0 Sunday, April 29 San Antonio 106, Utah 91, San Antonio leads series 1-0 L.A. Lakers 103, Denver 88, L.A. Lakers lead series 1-0 Boston at Atlanta, n Los Angeles Clippers at Memphis, n Monday, April 30 New York at Miami, 7 p.m. Orlando at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m. ASKETBALL Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. NBA playoffs Wednesday, May 2 NBA Daily Playoff Glance Utah at San Antonio, 7 p.m. The Associated Press Indiana at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. All Times EDT L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 (x-if necessary) p.m. FIRST ROUND Thursday, May 3 (Best-of-7) Miami at New York, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9:30 Chicago 103, Philadelphia 91, p.m.

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