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May 3, 2012

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Statewide texting ban clears Ohio Senate panel BY ANN SANNER Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio teens could not use their cellphones, iPads or other electronic devices while driving unless there’s an emergency under a bill the state Senate is expected to vote on Thursday. A Senate transportation committee on Wednesday added the restrictions on teens in a series of changes they made to the measure that also included loosening a proposed statewide texting ban on

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Botkins artist’s work shown • Lindsay Cooper currently has several pieces of her artwork on exhibit at the Arts Place Collective Center. 9

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Michael L. Mertz • Elenora Crawford Baker • Rita L. Wenning-Spraley • David J. “SPC” Meiring • Dorothy “Dotty” Bodine Johnson • Dalton Jay “DJ” Messersmith • Blase S. Oleyar

INDEX Anna/Botkins ........................9 City, County records..............2 Classified .......................13-16 Comics................................11 Hints from Heloise.................6 Horoscope ............................9 Let Yourself Go......................7 Localife ..............................6-7 Nation/World.........................5 Obituaries..............................3 Religion .................................8 Senior Living........................10 Sports............................17-20 State news ............................4 ’Tween 12 and 20 .................9 Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ....12

TODAY’S THOUGHT “Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and pure foolishness.” — May Sarton, American poet (born this date in 1912, died in 1995) For more on today in history, turn to Page 11.

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adult drivers. The legislation cleared the panel on a 6-3 vote, with two Democrats and one Republican voting against it. State Sen. Capri Cafaro, D-Hubbard, said she opposed the bill because she was concerned that it would open the door to future infringements on personal freedom. “What’s next?” she said. “We can’t put on our lipstick? We can’t eat french fries? We can’t change the radio? We can’t talk to the person next to us?” Texting while driving is already pro-

hibited in 37 states, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. An additional six states prohibit text messaging by new drivers. Other states also ban novice drivers from using cellphones. Ohio’s bill would make texting behind the wheel a minor misdemeanor, with possible fines of $150. The measure wouldn’t trump city ordinances on texting or cellphone use that might be tougher. See TEXTING/Page 4

Annual Splash program set The Sidney Daily News, in cooperation with Minster Bank, Ruese Insurance and Westfield Insurance, will sponsor the 26th annual Splash water safety program for local children June 4-7 at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, 300 Parkwood St. The program will be presented free of charge, with costs underwritten by the sponsors. The Sidney Daily News has been the major sponsor for the program all 26 years. Although there is no fee to participate, registration is required. Forms are available at area schools and are being printed in the Sidney Daily News. Registrations include a preferred-time option, but sessions are assigned on a firstcome, first-served basis. Classes are 45 minutes long and open to children who have completed kindergarten up to sixth grade. Participants will learn pool safety, backyard pool safety, boating safety, beach

safety and basic swimming and rescue skills. The program has helped thousands of children learn water safety skills since the program began and is now serving a second generation of participants. Last year, about 500 children participated in Splash, along with a record number of volunteer instructors and YMCA staff members. “Swimming is among the most enjoyable and beneficial physical activities in a child’s life,” said Sam Casalano, associate executive director at the See SPLASH/Page 4

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Taking a seat Derrick Bowers, 16, of Sidney, sits on a stump next to the Moose Golf Course as he waits for his brothers to get out of Whittier Elementary School Wednesday. Bowers decided to take his shirt off to stay cool. Bowers is the son of Barbara Bowers and Thomas Beaver.

Letter Carriers food drive May 12 On May 12, Campbell Soup Co. and the United Way will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers to help “Stamp Out Hunger” in Shelby County. Now in its 20th year, the annual food drive has grown from a regional to a national effort that provides assistance to the millions of Americans struggling to put food on the table. The “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, held on the second Saturday in May, has become the nation’s largest single-day food drive benefitting Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. In 2011, Americans donated 70.2 million pounds of food, which marked the eighth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected by letter carriers. The food drive in Shelby County is once again coordinated by the Shelby County United Way. This year the food collected in Shelby County will be divided among Agape Distribution, Alpha Community Center, FISH and the Lockington United Methodist Church food pantries. “All the food collected here is redistributed in Shelby County,” said Bob Parker, executive director of the Shelby County United Way. The need for food assistance continues to exist in every community in America, no matter how rich or poor, event organizers said. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual study measuring food security in the United

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PUBLIC RECORD Council interviews eight candidates Sidney City Council interviewed eight candidates for its vacant at-large seat during a special executive session meeting Monday night. Council and staff will continue evaluation of candidates during next Monday night’s May work session, hoping to fill the vacancy at its May 14 legislative meeting. Candidates for council’s third at-large seat are: • Michael D. Burress, 309 Doering Road. • Gregory Miller, 511 Bowman Drive, a former at-large city councilman. • Jesse Perry, 1130 Park St. • Mark R. Jordan, 709 W. Hoewisher Road. • Robert Baird, 218 Hillcrest Court. • James E. Smith, 257 Sherri Ann Ave. • Robert “Mike” Burns Sr., 1107 N. Main Ave., a past city councilman and Clinton Township trustee. • Janet D. Born, 939 Chestnut Ave.

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Police log TUESDAY -7:29 p.m.: arrest. Sidney Police arrested Jazmin Rhoads, 29, on an out-of-county warrant. While searching her, police reportedly found two crack pipes. -5 p.m.: arrest. Police arrested Tammy L. Ward, 42, on a charge of public indecency. -3:59 p.m.: drug abuse. Police arrested Attuie Shayne King, 18, on a charge of drug abuse. According to reports, police allegedly a marijuana found roach. -11:31 a.m.: vandalism. Police responded to 1400 Michigan St. on a report that someone had smashed a Redbox touch screen.

Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -2:15 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to the 200 block of South Miami Avenue on a medical call.

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TUESDAY -9:23 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 14000 block of Woodland Drive. -2 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of Overland Drive on a medical call.

Accident Police responded to an accident Tuesday at 4:52 p.m. on the 700 block of Taft Street. Jason Harris, 20, 406 Hall Ave., was eastbound on Taft Street when another vehicle started to exit an alley. According to police reports, the second vehicle did not enter into the travel lane. Harris swerved sharply and struck a parked car owned by Justin Taylor, 730 Taft St. Harris had possible injuries and Sidney paramedics responded. He was not transported to the hospital. Harris’ vehicle had heavy damage and Taylor’s vehicle had moderate damage. Harris was cited with failure to control.

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Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -10:34 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 300 block of Huber Street on a medical call. -3:58 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to a medical call in the 11000 block of Luthman Road. -1:45 a.m.: alarm. Lockington Fire responded to 1886 Kuther Road on a report of a fire alarm. TUESDAY -9:28 p.m.: medical.

Perry-Port-Salem Rescue responded to a medical call in the 17300 block of Ohio 47. -7:04 p.m.: fire. Lockington Fire responded to 2788 Miami River Road on a report of a transformer fire. -3:25 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 200 block of West South Street on a medical call. SUNDAY -2:58 p.m.: smoke. Botkins and Jackson Center Fire were called to 205 W. Pike St. on a report of smoke.

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Street work set today, Friday The Sidney Street Department will be performing preventative maintenance on a number of city streets today and Friday as weather permits. Work today will involve the following roadways: • Hilltop Avenue, from Riverbend Boulevard to its dead end; Parkwood Street, from Wapakoneta Avenue to Greenleaf Court; River-

bend Boulevard from Ohio 47 to Hilltop Avenue; Ruth Street, from Main Avenue to Wapakoneta Avenue; Wayfarer Lane; and Wells Drive, from Parkwood Street to Port Jefferson Road. Friday’s schedule will include: • Ferree Place to its dead end; Foster Avenue, from Court Street to Ferree; Dayton Avenue, from Michigan

Street to North Street; Ronan Street, from Highland Avenue to dead end; Highland Avenue, from Fair Road to Campbell Road; Hall Street, from Campbell Road to cul-de-sac; Hill Avenue, from Court Street to dead end; High Avenue, from Court Street to dead end; and Dallas Street, from Main Avenue to Miami Avenue. Four major steps are

involved in the maintenance project: Material is sprayed on the roadway and allowed to cure before sand is applied to the cured material. Sweeping of the street is the final step. During the curing time (approximately 15 minutes), no traffic will be permitted on the treated streets. For questions concerning the program , area residents may call Brian Green, 498-8159.

Association to host raffle, bake sale The Jackson Towers Residence Association is sponsoring a Merchant Raffle and Bake Sale May 19 to raise funds for its various activities and community services. Donations from more than 67 area businesses have been placed in 15 baskets containing items ranging in value from $75 to $350 to be raffled. Larger donations include a three-month full family YMCA

membership, teeth whitening service from Jeffrey Van Teese, DDS, a hand-crafted sterling necklace from the Diamond Gallery in Troy and a dog Micro Chip implant from Flinn Veterinary Clinic. Tickets are $1 each, six for $5, or 12 for $8 and the holder need not be present to win. The drawing will take place at Jackson Towers at 5 p.m. on May 19. They

may be purchased at Sidney Foodtown today from 2 to 5 p.m. or by calling 622-0108. The elderly/disabled residential complex at 333 E. North St. in Sidney raises funds for resident activities as well as funeral dinner expenses, donation of flowers or monetary gifts in memory of the deceased and Adopt-a-Family events at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Tuesday morning, Eric J. Nevels, 18, of Trotwood, was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 20 days in jail, with credit for 10 days served, on a felony robbery charge that was amended to misdemeanor theft. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. On a charge of obstructing official business that was amended to disorderly conduct, he was fined $150 and sentenced to 10 days in jail. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid. • Darin W. Reineke, 44, at large, was fined $200 and costs and sentenced to 20 days in jail on a theft charge. He will be permitted to complete 40 hours of community service in lieu of 10 days jail and if fines and costs and restitution of $293.45 are paid in full, 10 days may be reconsidered. • Leanna L. Vasquez, 23, 718 Broadway Ave., was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 45 days in jail on an assault charge that was amended to attempted assault. She will be permitted to complete 60 hours of community service in lieu of 15 days jail, be evaluated for mental health and complete an anger/rage program in lieu of another 15 days. If fines and costs are paid in full, the balance of the sentence may be reconsidered. • Jason T. McAfee, 26, 425 Wiles Road, was fined $100 and costs on a charge of obstructing official business that was amended to disorderly conduct. • Lawrence Salyer, 19, of Piqua, was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 90 days in jail on a domestic violence charge. The court suspended 30 days of the sentence and he will be permitted to complete an anger/rage program in lieu of 30 days jail. If fines and costs are paid in full, the balance of the sentence may be reconsidered. • Tammy R. Gambill, 35, 7560 Wells Road, Anna, was fined $75 and costs on a charge of driving without a license that was amended to failure to display a license. A contempt of court citation was dismissed. • David Walker, 22, 17845 State Route 706, was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail for driving

while under restrictions and also fined $50 for contempt of court. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Mary J. Davis, 22, 349 Enterprise Ave., was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to five days in jail on a driving while under restrictions charge that was amended to failure to display a license. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. In Municipal Court Dimico Monday, Pointzes Jr., 20, of Springfield, waived a preliminary hearing on a felony carrying concealed weapons charge and was ordered held for action of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court. Bond of $7,000, cash or surety, was continued. • Andrew S. Cook Jr., 19, 634 S. Miami Ave., was ordered held for action of Shelby County Common Pleas Court on felony rape charges. Bond of $20,000, cash or surety, was continued. • Anthony M. Houston, 45, 401 Jefferson St., was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to seven days in jail, with credit for two days served, on a theft charge. On a contempt of court charge, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail. He will be permitted to complete 120 hours of community service in lieu of 30 days jail and if fines and costs and restitution of $109.88 are paid in full, five days jail may be reconsidered. • Stefani L. Yinger, 38, 517 1/2 N. Main Ave., was sentenced to 10 days in jail previously ordered and 30 days for contempt of court in a driving while under the influence case. She will be permitted to complete 120 hours of community service in lieu of 30 days jail and will receive credit for two days previously served. • Joseph L. Foust, 27, of Lima, was fined $150 and costs and ordered to perform 20 hours of community service on a driving while under suspension charge. If fines and costs are paid in full, community service may be reconsidered. • Bryan L. White, 20, 111 Redbud Circle, Jackson Center, was fined $50 and costs for unauthorized use of license plates. • Vicky J. McGlinch, 51, 3535 Cisco Road, was fined $75 and costs on a charge of failing to rein-

state a license that was amended to failure to display a license. • Tyler M. Brunner, 18, 429 Wagner Ave., was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 20 hours of community service for driving while under suspension and also fined $25 and costs for passing on the right of a motor vehicle. Community service may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Donald R. Hewitt Jr., 34, 110 N. Wilkinson Ave., was fined $250 and costs and ordered to serve 40 hours of community service for driving while under suspension. Community service may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Brandon T. Johnston, 28, 3773 River Road, was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 40 days in jail on a charge of driving while under suspension from a previous DUI conviction. He was also fined $30 and costs for speeding. The court suspended 17 days of the jail sentence, and if fines and costs are paid in full, 20 days jail may be reconsidered. • Abhishek V. Dhawan, 33, of Mason, was fined $150 and costs on a speeding charge that was amended to driving without lighted lights. • Edward Hamaker, 85, 333 E. North St., Apt. 205, was fined $250 and costs on an assured clear distance charge that was amended to driving without lighted lights. • Caleb M. Huber, 19, 610 Frazier-Guy Road, was fined $25 and costs for driving an unsafe vehicle and also fined $25 and costs for driving with expired license plates. Court fines These people recently paid fines and costs totaling $135 (unless noted) for various violations as follows: Christopher E. Leach, 39, 5880 State Route 29, lot 23, fishing without a license, $155. Eddie M. Zwiebel, 41, 300 Clay St., Lot 24, Jackson Center, failure to confine a dog, $130. Tish Icenogle, 40, 117 Ruth St., failure to confine a dog, $130. Randy J. Market, 39, 112 Redbud Circle, Apt. D, Jackson Center, right of way, $136. Tammy L. Stoler, 41, 15226 County Road 25A, Anna, speeding. Mark T. Barga, 64, 544 Culvert St., speeding.

Steven F. Esser, 51, 11345 Wells Road, Anna, speeding. Gary M. Merricle, 31, 15461 County Road 25A, Anna, seat belt, $116. Sara Renee Nicolas, 25, 2115 Westminster drive, speeding. Crystal N. Radford, 22, 109 Wall St., Port Jefferson, seat belt, $116. James G. Mangas, 34, 170 Ben St., Fort Loramie, speeding. Amy S. Kies, 44, 12790 Lochard Road, Anna, speeding. Brian K. Smith, 32, 12040 Thelma Drive, Minster, speeding. Brenda Burt, 57, 209 Franklin Ave., traffic light, $136. Derick M. Westfall, 23, 13231 Luthman Road, Minster, speeding. Trevor C. Hemlinger, 18, 367 S. Main St., DeGraff, speeding. Kerri L. Watercutter, 23, 10221 Fair Road, speeding. Jason E. Wyatt, 41, 40, Greenback Road, Fort Loramie, speeding. Michael A. Meckstroth, 57, 08148 Weifenbach Road, New Knoxville, speeding. John J. Buschur, 52, 11643 State Route 119 W, seat belt, $116. Kyla M. Oakley, 19, 17075 Sidney-Freyburg Road, Botkins, speeding. Eunice V. Dahlinghaus, 76, 02711 State Route 364, Minster, speeding. Aaron Harris, 30, 522 S. Ohio Ave., expired license plates, $136. Duane M. Robbins, 35, 205 South St., DeGraff, speeding. Darren A. Nichols, 30, 1799 Riverside Drive, speeding. Boun T. Phommachak, 61, 333 S. West Ave., right of way, $136. Paul E. Gross, 60, 1806 Wapakoneta Ave., following too closely, $136. Brent Stahl, 19, 12108 State Route 363, Minster, right of way, $136. Jessica L. Lamma, 22, 10280 Fiebiger Road, Maplewood, speeding. Craig J. Kuck, 47, 15105 Wenger Road, Anna, seat belt, $116. Kristopher, K. Hoelscher, 24, 9900 Day Road, Versailles, stop sign, $130. Paul R. Gaier, 30, 729 Foraker Ave., seat belt, $116. Krystal A. Snow, 18, 109 Comanche Drive, reasonable control, $136. Kylie C. Thompson, 60, 408 N. Franklin St., New Bremen, improper turning, $136.


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OBITUARIES

DEATH NOTICES Michael L. Mertz

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Rita L. Wenning-Spraley

PIQUA — Michael L. Mertz, 65, of Piqua, died at 1:53 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Funeral services will be held Saturday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.

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Visitation Friday 12 noon until hour of service at Amos Chapel, Dorthy Love. Service Friday 1:30pm.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Elenora Crawford Baker died at Beech Grove Meadows nursing home in Indianapolis, Ind., at 9:15 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2012. A funeral will be held at the Saturday Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua.

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N O R T H STAR — Rita L. Wenning-Spraley, 89, of North Star, died on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at BriarVillage, wood Coldwater. She was born Nov. 28, 1922, in Lakeview, to the late Carl and Irene (Tate) Hohl. Rita is survived by her husband of 30 years, Alvin J. Spraley, in North Star; four children, Margie and John Heitbrink, of McCartyville, Linda and Leo Wehrkamp, of North Star, Charlie Wenning, of Conner, Mont., and Tom and Loni Wenning, of Asheville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Jessica and Jason Howell, Jeanna Jeff Heitkamp, and Gwenn and Michael Barga, Shawn and Georgia Wehrkamp, Alyssa and Jacob DeMange and Sara Wehrkamp; 16 great-grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren; four siblings, Mary Murphy, of Centerville, Martin and Vivian Hohl, of Centerville, Jack and Marty Hohl, of Dayton, and Anne DeBrosse, of Dayton; and four inlaws, Velma Rice, of Dayton, Lucille Heinrichs, of Coldwater, Irene and Clete Albers, of Ashland, and Bertha Wenning, of Osgood. She is preceded in

JACKSON CENTER — The Men’s Group of the 2278794 Jackson Center United Methodist Church will hold its annual spring breakfast Saturday at the Let your home pay you! church from 7 to 10 a.m. The breakfast menu will be pancakes, scramTeresa Rose bled eggs, sausage, juice 937-497-9662 and coffee or tea. A dona800-736-8485 tion of $6 for adults and 733 Fair Road, Sidney $3 for children under age 10 is asked. Proceeds will support community and mission2278529 related projects, among them, the Jackson Center Library Summer Read TREE TRIMMING Program, the after-school • Beautify & Protect program at the Family Life Center, the Jackson • Prevent & Treat Center sports program Disease and the We Care Fund. MINSTER — David J. • Revive Ailing Meiring, 57, of 69 “SPC” Trees 2278893 N. Main St., died at 6:15 a.m., on Wednesday, May Area Tree & 2, 2012, at Joint Township Landscaping District Memorial Hospi937-492-8486 tal, St. Marys. The Sidney Recreation He was born Aug. 18, Board will meet briefly at 1954, in Coldwater, to the 4:15 p.m. Monday and late Roland “Mort” and then adjourn for a capital Delores (Vehorn) Meiring. tour of improvements at His mother survives in various city parks. Minster. The board will view a Let us design a He is also survived by segment of the Canal his loving partner, Cindy memorial, especially Feeder Trail, laser gradReisinger, of Minster; for you. Call for ing work at Custenborder brother and sisters, Appointment. Fields, Brookside Park on Marge Meiring, of MinKnoop-Johnston Road, ster, Lynn and Jerry and improvements at 107 E. State Street - BOTKINS, OH Bergman, of Minster, and McMillen Park on High937-693-3263 Jim and Vicki Meiring, of land Avenue. Minster; nieces and New member Ward Happy Mother's Day nephews, Dan, Dave, Cartwright will join the Doug and Dustin May 7 - 12 board for the meeting and Bergman, Brett and TayMother's Day Sale tour. lor Meiring; Cindy’s children, Chad and Lois and 20% Off MARKETS Dusty and Brit Reisinger; Storewide and her grandchildren, (made-up, instock items only) LOCAL GRAIN MARKETS Trupointe Brodey, Devin, Jayden 701 S. Vandemark Road, 104 E. Mason Rd., and Carter. Sidney Sidney 937-492-5254 He was a member of First half May corn ..............$6.41 St. Augustine Catholic Second half may corn...........$6.43

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death by her first husband, Arnold Wenning, in 1971; a son, Joe Wenning; a great-grandchild; and brothers, Karl and Richard Hohl. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, was the church organist for more than 35 years, the church choir, a lay catechist, St. Anne’s Ladies Sodality, North Star American Legion Auxiliary and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. She graduated from high school in Noblesville, Ind., attended nursing school at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, and worked at Community Hospital and Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, both in Coldwater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star, with the Rev. David Zink, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery, North Star. Friends may call on Sunday from 4 to 8 at the p.m. Hogenkamp Funeral Home-Coldwater and on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Louis Church. Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.

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Dalton Jay ‘DJ’ Messersmith ANNA — Dalton Jay “DJ” Messersmith, 74, of 204 W. South St., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 3:41 p.m. He was born on Jan. 27, 1938, in Bedford, Pa., the son of the late Michael and Mildred (Kaltonbaugh) Messersmith. On Nov. 24, 1956, he was married to Linda D. Perry, who survives him along with their five children, Jennie Dalton, and husband, Tim, and Michael Messersmith, both of Sidney, Lorie Messersmith, of Piqua, Kimberly Carr, and husband, Kevin, of Anna, and Amy Deitz, of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Joshua Dalton, Kamie Kormanik, Justin and Jacob Carr, Samantha and Kylee Deitz; three great-grandchildren, Haley and Sydney Dalton, and Kaiden Kormanik; and one sister, Romaine Casteel, and husband, Clyde, of Bedford, Pa. He was preceded in death by one brother, Blair Messersmith. DJ worked at the

Blase S. Oleyar BOTKINS — Blase S. Oleyar, 54, 16761 Wenger Road, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at 11:57 a.m. in the emergency room at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 4, 1958, in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of Bernard Oleyar of New Jersey and Lois (Byers) Oleyar, of Florida. On Oct. 16, 1981, he married Linda (Hans) Oleyar, who is living. He is survived by two sons, Jason Oleyar, of Botkins, and Chad and wife, Shannon Oleyar, of Xenia; two grandsons, Jarod and Carter Oleyar; and two brothers, Bruce Oleyar, of North Carolina, and Brian Ole-

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yar, of Florida Oleyar Mr. had been employed at the Lot-Ridge Rubber Co. for 27 years in Botkins retiring due to health problems. In keeping with Mr. Oleyar’s wishes, his body will be cremated. There will be a memorial service held at a later date at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation prior to the services. All arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Condolences may be expressed to the Oleyar family at the funeral home’s website, www.cromesfh.com.

Church, Sons of the American Legion, The Orphan Society at St. Augustine Church, and sponsored children through “A Child’s Fund.” He was employed at Minster Machine Co. for 40 years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding celebrant. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery. The family requests donation to be made to the Food for the Poor through St. Augustine Church. Condolences may be made at Emerson Elementary ture of the event, a plant www.hogenkampfh.com. School is slated to hold its sale, is returning again annual spring festival this year. A variety of Saturday, sponsored by flowers, potted plants and the Emerson Elementary vegetables will be available for purchase beginPTO. Emerson students ning at 11 a.m. Baked goods, food have sold tickets to the YUMA, Ariz. — (John) Curtain, of event; tickets are also items, cotton candy, and Dorothy “Dotty” Bodine Phoenix, Ariz.; and nuavailable at the school of- drinks will also be availJohnson, 71, passed merous cousins, nieces for purchase fice the day of the festi- able away on Sunday, April and nephews. val. The top 20 students throughout the day. 29, 2012, at the Yuma A bachelor’s degree with the highest ticket All proceeds from the Regional Medical Cen- from Miami University sales are rewarded with Emerson Spring Festival ter, Yuma, Ariz. and a master’s degree prizes purchased by the will benefit the school’s She was born on Oct. from Ball State Univer- Emerson Elementary PTO and will be used to 24, 1940, in Sidney, to sity allowed Dotty to PTO. fund special projects. the late Dale and pursue her passion for The following busiThis year’s events inMayme Bodine. teaching. The last 21 of clude: nesses have made donaIn 1963, Dotty mar- her 31-year-career were • Plant sale: 11 a.m. to tions to the festival: Air ried former Sidney resi- spent at Kofa High 4 p.m. Handling Equipment dent Irv Johnson, who School in Yuma, Ariz. • Food served and Inc., Barker Insurance survives, along with In lieu of flowers, do- bake sale: noon to 4 p.m. Agency Inc., Bill Hoverdaughter, Elaine nations can be made in • Games: noon to 4 man of Books are Fun, McBride, and grandson, her name to any local p.m. Buckeye Ford, Cassano’s, Lance McBride, all of charity. A celebration of Numerous games for Cazadores, Community Yuma, Ariz. Also surviv- life will be held in Sid- young children will be Insurance Group, Dan ing are her sister, Dawn ney at a later date. available, along with Hemm Auto Mall, King’s large, inflatable attrac- Island, Dr. Lisa A. Altions (Space Walk, vetro, Mama Rosa’s PizGorgillians Island and zas, Primary EyeCare and Dr. Mickey Obstacle Course). Associates Another popular fea- William L. Huskey. FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie Elementary School, in conjunction with the Fort Loramie ResBITUARY POLICY cue Squad, is sponsoring a Bike Rodeo for students in grades 2 through 4 Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. The Sidney Daily and/or obituaries are There will a bike safety inspection, bike helmet News publishes abbrevi- submitted via the famfitting and stations to test bike riders’ skills. Signin for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration ated death notices free ily's funeral home, alforms require the student’s name, grade, telephone of charge. There is a flat though in some cases a $75 charge for obituar- family may choose to number and parents’ signature The first 150 students registered will receive free ies and photographs. submit the information Usually death notices directly. bike helmets.

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Stolle Corp. for 30 years where he served as supervisor of security. He enjoyed time outdoors camping and cherished every moment he spent with his grandchildren. He attended church faithfully and enjoyed the relationship he had with the Lord and his church family. DJ had a smile that could light up a room. He will be missed by many. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God, with Pastor Charles Jarrett and Pastor Anthony Krummrey officiating. Burial will be at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., and at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service. Condolences may be expressed to the Messersmith family at the funeral home’s website, www.cromesfh.com.


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Judge: Suspect in school shooting competent BY THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press

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THIS COMBO made from photos provided by the FBI shows five men arrested Monday and accused of plotting to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, the FBI announced Tuesday. From left are Brandon Baxter, Anthony Hayne, Joshua Stafford, Connor Stevens and Douglas Wright. There was no danger to the public because the explosives were inoper-

able and were controlled by an undercover FBI employee, the agency said Tuesday in announcing the men’s arrests. The target of the plot was a bridge that carries a four-lane state highway over part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in the Brecksville area, about 15 miles south of downtown Cleveland, the FBI said.

Cleveland won’t renew Occupy group’s permit BY THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Occupy protesters must ask serious questions about their open-arms policy in light of charges brought against five members accused of trying to blow up an Ohio bridge, a top Cleveland official said Wednesday. The city declined to renew the group’s downtown encampment permit on Wednesday, a denial planned before the bridge plot arrests were announced Monday, said Ken Silliman, chief of staff to Mayor Frank Jackson. The group can still gather at a spot across the street day or night. The decision was made with the allegations as a backdrop, Silliman added. “I think a fair question to ask of Occupy Cleveland, is, if you have portrayed your organiza-

tion up till now as welcome to all-comers — the tent will accommodate anyone and everyone — how does that change when something like the events of yesterday happen?” Silliman said. “How does that change when some of the people you’ve welcomed into your decision-making are now accused of such serious felonies?” That question must be asked even if the city accepts the organization’s statements that it is nonviolent and was distancing itself from those charged in the plot, Silliman said. Occupy members planned to sit in protest of the tent’s dismantling by police, but don’t plan to be arrested, said Occupy Cleveland spokesman Joseph Zitt. Silliman’s statements are something the group must discuss, he said. “When things like this happen, we discover there might be factors

that we had not necessarily thought of before,” Zitt said. “Questions arise, they get discussed in assembly, we come to consensus on it. We’re learning.” The group, which numbered as many as 100 at its height but dwindled to a few overnight participants and a few dozen at different events, received its encampment permit in October. Its representatives have said the five men charged in the bomb plot didn’t represent Occupy Cleveland and were not acting on its behalf. The five were charged Tuesday with plotting to bomb a bridge linking two wealthy Cleveland suburbs by placing what they thought were real explosives at the site and repeatedly trying to detonate them using text messages from cellphones, according to the FBI affidavit. On Wednesday, an at-

TEXTING Revisions agreed to by the state Senate committee on Wednesday would make texting with handheld devices a secondary offense for adults. That means drivers could be ticketed for typing emails or instant messages only if they were pulled over for another offense, such as running a red light. That’s a weaker statewide texting ban than the version that the House overwhelmingly passed in June. The House-passed bill had made texting a primary offense, but it didn’t include the crackdown on teen drivers. The switch to the secondary offense comes amid concerns in the Senate about how the law would be enforced by authorities. Senators have been wrangling with questions over enforcement since the bill stalled last fall. State Sen. Tom Patton, the committee’s chairman, acknowledged there would be enforcement challenges. “The people that are doing texting while driving now are committing what I would call an ill-conceived act,” said Patton, a Strongsville Republican. “It’s illconceived, but it’s still legal.” But much like the state’s seat-

From Page 1 belt law, Patton said he hopes that people will instinctively follow the rules even if they can’t be initially be pulled over for breaking them. The bill would make texting or using an electronic device while driving a primary offense for those under age 18. Minors could be fined $150 for the first offense and have their license suspended for 60 days. Repeat offenders could face a $300 fine and get their license taken away for a year. Senators tweaked the bill to make sure minors could have hands-free GPS navigation devices. Teens could have the electronic devices in the car, but couldn’t use them unless the vehicle was stopped and off the roadway. Senate President Tom Niehaus, a New Richmond Republican, has questioned how police could tell the difference between someone who is touching a cellphone and texting. He’s also told reporters the bill has the potential to encourage drivers to text on their laps, looking straight down, rather than up near their steering wheel. Jay McDonald, president of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police, said his organization would have

SPLASH YMCA. “Approximately 3,600 people — more than one in four of them children — drown each year, often in preventable circumstances. The Sidney Y is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for children in Shelby County to learn basic swimming skills and water safety practices,” he said. “For the past 26 years, we have been proud to offer the Splash water safety program,” said Casalano. “Our commitment to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility

torney representing one of the defendants questioned the role of an undercover informant, saying the ex-con hired by the FBI appeared to have played an active role in the plot. Cleveland defense lawyer John Pyle said the case could be one of “the tail wagging the dog.” He said his client, Brandon Baxter, will plead not guilty in the case, which is set for a hearing preliminary next week. Much of a 22-page FBI affidavit outlining the charges was based on the work of the undercover operative, who has drug, robbery and bad check convictions. “We need to get the discovery and put the case under a microscope,” Pyle said. “But just on the basis on the filing in the court, there’s some indicators that this informant was playing a really active role.”

preferred that texting be a primary offense because he said it would have been easier to enforce. “It’s an after-the-fact kind of enforcement,” McDonald said of the Senate changes. He said it would force law enforcement to seek search warrants in cases where there have been bad crashes to see if the driver was texting. “For a minor misdemeanor, that’s a lot of extra hoops,” he said. Philip Ludwig, a father from Pickerington, told the committee that they should focus on preventing the behavior and not on how the law would be carried out. Ludwig said his 16-year-old son Dalton died in 2010 after a man lost control of his vehicle and struck the driver’s education car his son occupied. “I relive that evening every day, asking the same questions as the other victims,” Ludwig said in his testimony. “Why? Why Dalton? Why was the man texting? Why did he lose control? And now today, why doesn’t Ohio have a law against this dangerous activity?” ___ Associated Press reporter Julie Carr Smyth in Columbus contributed to this report.

From Page 1 drives our efforts to help children experience lifesaving skills.” According to a 2011 YMCA-USA publication, drowning is the secondleading cause of unintentional-related death for children under 14, and is the leading cause of death for children younger than age 4. For every child who drowns, another four receive emergency care for nonfatal submersion injuries. “In light of these sobering statistics, the need for water-safety training is critical,” Casalano said. Jeff Billiel, executive editor and publisher of

the Daily News, echoed Casalano’s sentiments in regard to the need for water safety awareness. “Over the years of sponsoring Splash, we have learned of real situations in which lives were saved and tragedy averted as a result of what was learned in the classes,” he said. “Splash is a vital program that all young children should attend. The Sidney Daily News is both pleased and proud to be a sponsor of the program for our 26th year.” For more information, contact the YMCA at 4929134.

CHARDON (AP) — A 17-year-old charged in a school shooting is mentally competent to stand trial in juvenile court in the deaths of three students, a judge ruled Wednesday after considering evidence that the boy suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies. None of the symptoms detailed in a mental evaluation of T.J. Lane would prevent him from understanding the case against him and helping in his defense, Dr. Phillip Resnick told Judge Timothy Grendell in Geauga County Juvenile Court. The judge accepted the findings and ruled that Lane is mentally fit to stand trial in juvenile court. The charges filed against him include three counts of aggravated murder and two counts of attempted aggravated murder. The judge postponed until May 24 a hearing on whether Lane may be tried as an adult. Grendell said his ruling on mental competency may not be used in other legal proceedings, meaning the issue may be revisited in adult Common Pleas Court. Prosecutor David Joyce said he expects the case to be moved to adult

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T.J. LANE, 17, appears in Juvenile Court in Chardon on Wednesday. Lane is charged in the Feb. 27 Chardon High School rampage that left three students dead and two students seriously wounded. court, where Lane could face life in prison if convicted. Minors are not eligible for the death penalty in Ohio. Under a new state law, a child can be found competent only if he or she is able to grasp the seriousness of the charges and is able to understand the proceedings. Lane, dressed in an open-collar blue dress shirt and dark slacks, watched attentively as Resnick described his mental state as evaluated during a 6-hour interview April 2. Lane, as his grandparents watched in court, made brief comments limited to acknowledging the judge’s questions.

Ohio’s future oil, gas tax picture debated BY JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio state officials and the oil and gas industry are painting radically different pictures as they lobby lawmakers to support or oppose Gov. John Kasich’s proposal to raise the state severance tax and reduce personal income taxes. The Republican governor says the current tax rates of 20 cents a barrel on oil and 3 cents per 1,000 cubic feet of natural gas are ridiculously low and energy companies “pay nothing” on highly prized natural gas liquids. The industry counters that even without Kasich’s proposed increase, oil and gas companies will be paying more than $1 billion in new taxes by 2015. Kasich wants to raise severance taxes to 4 percent over time and use the proceeds for modest statewide income tax cuts beginning in two or three years. Under his plan, oil and gas companies would pay a lower 1.5 percent tax rate for up to two years as they recoup their startup costs. “I don’t want all this money to escape Ohio,” he said during an Ohio Energy Jobs Summit on Wednesday. “And our severance tax is going to be at a level that will allow us to be very competitive and it will allow us to reduce our income tax in the state and benefit all families.” Kasich’s plan would raise between $327 million and $561 million annually by fiscal 2016, according to Ohio Department of Taxation estimates. The exact amount is dependent on how long it takes oil and gas drillers to recoup startup costs, and what the going market prices are for the natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids being extracted from the Marcellus and Utica shale underlying eastern Ohio.

FOOD States, the number of Americans living in food insecure homes reached nearly 49 million in 2011. Perhaps most alarming is the fact that more than 16 million children in America — more than one in five — are faced with the prospect of hunger. Campbell Soup Co. and its partners are producing postcards and shopping bags that will be delivered to more than 90 million homes across the country as a reminder to participate in the drive. In addition, Campbell will again support this year’s food collection effort by donating 1 million pounds of food to Feeding America. To participate in the 20th “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive in Shelby County, residents are encouraged to leave a sturdy bag containing nonperishable foods, such as canned

From Page 1 soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery on May 12. Shelby County’s letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to the Sidney post office. Feeding America provides food assistance to 37 million Americans every year. According to Feeding America, one in eight Americans rely on the organization for food and groceries, and the organization distributes 3 billion pounds of donated food and grocery products annually. For more information about the annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive in Shelby County, visit www.helpstampouthunger.com, contact the Shelby County United Way at 492-2101 or visit www.shelbycounitedway.org.


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Violence heats up CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s worst violence in months escalated the confrontation between political forces and the ruling military ahead of a landmark presidential election, as suspected army supporters attacked mainly Islamist protesters outside the Defense Ministry Wednesday, sparking clashes that left at least 11 people dead. Political parties swiftly blamed the ruling generals for the bloodshed and vowed the election must go ahead as planned to ensure the military’s removal from power. Egypt has been plagued by sporadic bouts of deadly violence since the ouster of longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak last year, but Wednesday’s killings took on added significance, coming just three weeks ahead of the presidential election. The killings also provided opponents of the military with more evidence the generals who took over from Mubarak are badly bungling the shift to democratic rule and acting much like their former mentor.

Suspect forgotten SAN DIEGO (AP) — A college student picked up in a drug sweep in California was never arrested, never charged and should have been released. Instead he was forgotten in a holding cell for four days and says he had to drink his own urine to stay alive. Without food, water or access to a toilet, Daniel Chong began hallucinating on the third day. He told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that he saw little Japanese-style cartoon characters that told him to dig into the walls to find water. Chong tore apart the plastic lining on the walls.

Ex-adviser testifies N.C. GREENSBORO, (AP) — A former adviser to John Edwards recounted Wednesday how the former presidential candidate’s now-deceased wife indignantly confronted her husband, baring her chest in front of staff members the day after a tabloid reported that he was cheating on her. During a session that saw Edwards’ adult daughter flee the courtroom in tears, Christina Reynolds described how a very upset Elizabeth Edwards stormed away from her husband, then collapsed in a ball on the pavement outside a private airplane hangar. Reynolds and another woman guided the anguished wife into a ladies room to compose herself, but she soon returned to the private hangar to again confront her husband.

OUT OF THE BLUE

Motorcycle has wild ride TOKYO (AP) — It must have been a wild ride. Japanese media say a Harley-Davidson motorcycle lost in last year’s tsunami has washed up on a Canadian island about 4,000 miles away. The rusted bike was found in a large white container where its owner, Ikuo Yokoyama, had kept it. He was located through the license plate number, Fuji TV reported Wednesday. Yokoyama lost three members of his family in the March 11, 2011, tsunami, and is now living in temporary housing in Miyagi prefecture (state).

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Deal undone? Activist now wants to leave China BY MATTHEW LEE Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — The blind Chinese dissident who boldly fled house arrest and placed himself under the wing of U.S. diplomats balked Wednesday at a deal delicately worked out between the two countries to let him live freely in China, saying he now fears for his family After six days holed up in the U.S. Embassy, as senior officials in Beijing and Washington tussled over his fate, Chen Guangcheng left the compound’s protective confines Wednesday for a nearby hospital for treatment of a leg injury suffered in his escape. A shaken Chen told The Associated Press from his hospital room that Chinese authorities had warned he would lose his opportunity to be reunited with his family if he stayed longer in the embassy. U.S. officials verified that account. But they adamantly denied his contention that one American diplomat had warned him of a threat from the Chinese that his wife would be beaten to death if he

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IN THIS photo released by the U.S. Embassy Beijing Press Office, blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng makes a phone call as he is accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke in a car on the way to a hospital in Beijing Wednesday. did not get out of the embassy. sity town in China, safe from “I think we’d like to rest in the rural authorities who had a place outside of China,” abusively held him in prison Chen told the AP, appealing and house arrest for nearly again for help from Washing- seven years. ton. “Help my family and me That announcement had leave safely.” been timed to clear up the Only hours earlier, U.S. of- matter before strategic and ficials said they had extracted economic meetings start from the Chinese government Thursday between Secretary a promise that Chen would of State Hillary Rodham Clinjoin his family and be allowed ton, Treasury Secretary Timto start a new life in a univer- othy Geithner and their

Chinese counterparts — and to show the U.S. standing firm in its defense of human rights in China while engaging on other issues. Clinton spoke to Chen on the phone when he left the embassy and, in a statement, welcomed the resettlement agreement as one that “reflected his choices and our values.” But the murky circumstances of Chen’s departure from the embassy, and his sudden appeal to leave China after declaring he wanted to stay, again threatened to overshadow talks that were to focus on the global economic crisis and hotspots such as North Korea, Iran, Syria and Sudan. The Chinese Foreign Ministry signaled its unhappiness with the entire affair, demanding that the U.S. apologize for giving Chen sanctuary at the embassy. “What the U.S. side has done has interfered in the domestic affairs of China, and the Chinese side will never accept it,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said in a statement.

Gingrich ends campaign, urges party to back Romney BY PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Newt Gingrich, the colorful former House speaker and fiery partisan, formally exited the Republican presidential contest Wednesday and vowed to help Mitt Romney’s bid to defeat President Barack Obama. Ending a campaign that seesawed between implosion and frontrunner and back again, Gingrich threw his support to his one-time rival as expected and promised his supporters he would continue to push conservative ideas. Gingrich bowed out of the race more than $4 million in debt and his reputation perhaps damaged. “Today, I am suspending the campaign. But suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship,” Gingrich told a ballroom in a suburban Washington hotel. “We are now going to put down the role of candidate and candidate’s spouse and take back the role of active citizens,” he said, adding he

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REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich pauses while announcing that he is suspending his presidential campaign Wednesday in Arlington, Va. would continue to promote conservative ideas on college campuses, as well as through newsletters and films. He also urged conservatives to rally behind Romney as a better alternative than Obama. “This is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan. This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical, leftist

president in American history,” Gingrich said. Gingrich saw extremes during his campaign. His senior staff resigned en masse last summer when Gingrich seemed unwilling to undertake a traditional campaign schedule of person-to-person campaigning and fundraising. Instead, he leaned on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as a steady stream of broadcast interviews he seemed to relish. It seemed to work for a while. Gingrich plodded along with a proudly nontraditional campaign and strong debate performances. The showings helped him win in South Carolina — one of only two states he would win — but were insufficient to stave off Romney’s spending and organization in Florida. After Gingrich’s stinging January loss there, the always highspending campaign seemed to sputter along while amassing enormous debt. The campaign ended February with $1.5 million in the red but continued spending as

15 million of world’s babies are born prematurely BY LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — About 15 million premature babies are born every year — more than 1 in 10 of the world’s births and a bigger problem than previously believed, according to the first country-by-country estimates of this obstetric epidemic. The startling toll: 1.1 million of these fragile newborns die as a result, and even those who survive can suffer lifelong disabilities. Most of the world’s preemies are born in Africa and Asia, says the report released Wednesday. It’s a problem for the U.S., too, where half a million babies are born too soon. That’s about 1 in 8 U.S. births, a higher rate than in Europe, Canada, Australia or Japan — and even worse than rates in a number of less developed countries, too, the report found. But the starkest difference between rich and poorer countries: Survival. “Being born too soon is an unrecognized killer,” said Dr. Joy Lawn of Save the Children, who co-authored the report with the March of Dimes, World Health Organization and a coalition of international health experts. “And it’s unrecognized in the countries where you could have a massive effect in reducing these deaths.” Sophisticated and expensive intensive care

saves the majority of preterm babies in the U.S. and other developed nations, even the tiniest, most premature ones. The risk of death from prematurity is at least 12 times higher for an African newborn than for a European baby, the report found. Globally, prematurity is not only the leading killer of newborns but the second-leading cause of death in children under 5. “These facts should be a call to action,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Kimoon wrote in an introduction to the report. Three-quarters of the deaths could be prevented by spreading some simple, inexpensive treatments to the neediest countries, the report concludes. For example, providing $1 steroid shots during preterm labor hastens development of immature fetal lungs. They’re standard in developed countries; wider use in low-income countries could save nearly 400,000 babies a year. Even more lives could be saved by teaching “kangaroo care,” in which moms carry their tiny babies nestled skin-to-skin on their bare chests for warmth when there are no incubators. “To see babies who are 900 grams (about 2 pounds) survive without any technology, it’s fantastic,” says Lawn, who has watched kangaroo care save lives in countries like Malawi, with the highest preterm birth rate — 18.1 percent.

though donors were coming. The campaign now owes more than $1 million to Moby Dick Airways, the air charter company he used to ferry himself and his wife around the country, mixing campaign rallies with stops at zoos and historical sites. The campaign also owes the Patriot Security Group almost $450,000 for security services. A raft of advertising agencies, consulting firms, pollsters, attorneys and former aides litter the list of those he owes money. He owes his former campaign manager, Michael Krull, more than $27,000. Top spokesman R.C. Hammond, who joined Gingrich at his final campaign event, is owed almost $4,000. The campaign also owes JC Watts Enterprises — run by the former Republican representative from Oklahoma — some $35,000 for outreach to religious conservatives. Watts, who served in the House with Gingrich, endorsed his bid and vouched for the thricemarried admitted adulterer among skeptical social conservatives.

No guarantees with deal WASHINGTON (AP) — The 10-year security compact that President Barack Obama signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai contains promises the United States and Afghanistan cannot guarantee they will keep, and loopholes for both nations. The deal signed Tuesday also allows either nation to walk away on a year’s notice. That could allow the next U.S. president, or the next Afghan leader, to scuttle a deal negotiated by his or her predecessor. For Obama, the agreement represents a compromise with Karzai after messy negotiations over U.S. military detention of Afghan suspects and raids on Afghan homes that offend Afghans. U.S. concessions were relatively small, however, and the deal Obama signed in Kabul is probably the best one he could get on a tight deadline. He wants to showcase a long-term commitment to Afghan stability when he hosts NATO leaders for a summit in Chicago later this month. U.S. officials said the deal is legally binding, but it does not carry the force of a treaty as Afghanistan originally wanted.


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This Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St. • Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 7 p.m. in the Emmons Conference Room at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. For more information, call Lu Ann Presser at 497-6542. • Minster Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Old Minster Council Chambers, Minster. • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street meets at 7:30 p.m.

Friday Afternoon • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited.

Friday Evening • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For For photo reprints, visit www.sidneydailynews.com SDN Photo/Louanne Hines more information, call (937) 548-9006. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying BEV GROSS (right), of Sidney, a clerk at CR Designs, helps shopper Eloise Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First Beckman, of Indian Lake, select a purse Wednesday. CR Designs raised the United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. most money in its dog-house bank for the Shelby County Humane Society. “I give credit to our awesome customers,” said owner Cindy Carter. “They come Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in and stay awhile and when we ask them to donate, they contribute.” in Port Jefferson, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Maplewood, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dimes for Dogs & Cats

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April drive raises more than $3,000

Steven Walker will serve as the judge of Gateway A r t s Council’s 2 0 1 2 Spring Fling Fine Arts Exhibit and Sale. Spring Fling will Walker run from Friday through June 8 at the Gateway Arts Council gallery, 216 N. Miami Ave. Born in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and raised in Richmond, Va., Walker has always been captivated by art. Subsequent to earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, he began his career as a freelance illustrator. He has since worked with numerous clients, among them, the Boy Scouts of America, Highlights for Children, the Columbus Marathon and the National Cherry Blossom Festival. He also illustrated five children’s books. Walker was asked to teach on a part-time basis at his alma mater. After teaching for a few semesters, he decided to pursue his master’s degree at University Marywood where he earned his Master of Fine Arts. Walker had a string of small shows at coffee shops and libraries and then turned his focus to gallery exhibition. His paintings in several private collections including Hilton Hotels, the Boy Scouts of America, Dominion Resources and the United States Air Force. Walker has been included in several local and national competitions including the Richeson 75 Landscape Competition, the American Landscape competition in Maryland, The Ohio Plein Air competition, where he won a blue ribbon, and the 2012 International Salon Competition in San Antonio, Texas. His work was included in a museum exhibition by the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Ga., and in a statewide traveling exhibition with the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. Walker resides with his wife, Evelyn, in Westerville where he participates in several local art groups when he’s not preparing for a show or teaching workshops. Currently, his work is represented by the B. Deemer Gallery in Louisville, Ky., The Sharon Weiss Gallery in Columbus, and the Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond, Va.

• The Lockington Volunteer Fire Department hosts dinner at the firehouse beginning at 5 p.m. Carry-out available. Breaded tenderloin or fish with french fries, barbecue chicken, applesauce, and drink. Cost: $7. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Checkmates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. BY PATRICIA ANN more at 1278 Wa- the various fundraising • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday SPEELMAN pakoneta Ave. The CR events and the enthusiNight Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran pspeelman@sdnccg.com Design bank held astic spirit displayed by Church, 120 W. Water St. $259.48 for the month. all the teams resulted in Dimes for Dogs and In the second chal- a successful drive that Sunday Afternoon • The Catholic Adult Singles Club will meet at Cats, the campaign lenge, Joe Laber from will ultimately benefit Carillon Historic Park in Dayton. Call (419) 678- sponsored by the Sidney Hits 105.5, Patricia Ann homeless animals in Daily News and WMVR Speelman from the Daily Shelby County. That's 8691 for information. Hits 105.5 radio to sup- News and Michael what the event was all Sunday Evening port the Shelby County Smith from the Spot about and its success • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Humane Society, con- restaurant challenged speaks to the compasNever Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian cluded Monday. each other’s businesses sionate nature of Sidney Church, 320 E. Russell Road. The funding drive to raise the most among and Shelby County resiMonday Afternoon comprised 31 dog-house themselves. The loser dents.” • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon. For more shaped banks that had must wear a dog mascot The other businesses information on activities or becoming a member, been placed in busi- costume and solicit addi- who accepted banks and contact Scott Barhorst at 492-0823. nesses throughout the tional donations on the the amounts they raised • New Bremen Public Library Tween Club county. Area shoppers courtsquare one day in are as follows: meets at 3:30 p.m. were invited to drop May. Laber lost the chalBrothers, Helman their spare change into lenge and must don the $167.20; Tri-CountyMonday Evening • Minster Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. the banks, to “spare humane society’s mascot Sidney, $163.57; Jack’s at the Minster Historical Society Museum, 112 some change to spare a suit, Homer. The stand- Pets, $154.54; Culver’s, pet’s life.” ings among the three $102.29; Styling ComFourth St., Minster. The total raised was businesses were as fol- pany, $75.48; Medicine • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of lows: The Daily News Shoppe, $72.45; Flinn Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road $3,280.54. “That’s a miracle,” raised a total of $726.10; Veterinary, $68.02; Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for said Humane Society the Spot, $639.21; and Perkins, $66.20. Also, Sidney Body anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets President and Chief Hu- Hits 105.5, $307.56. Laber will be on the CarStar, $63.28; at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main mane Officer Mike Lescowitch when he was courtsquare on a day to Panache, $52.53; Davis St., Bellefontaine. Meats, $45.26; Bel-Mar • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at told about the results. be announced. “Hits 105.5 was ex- Lanes, $37.94; Marco’s, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new mem- “This is just wonderful. I bers are welcome. For more information, call Tom just hope I don’t cry. I’ve tremely excited to be $33.42; Ron & Nita’s, been president for five apart of this fundraiser $31.45. Frantz at 492-7075. Also, Clancy’s, $29.95; • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 years and with the soci- with the Sidney Daily said Laber. Cruizer’s, $23.10; Super p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, ety for 10. This is proba- News,” bly the largest amount "Even though we lost the Subby’s, $21.85; Puzzle New Bremen. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the that was ever raised for battle of the mascots, we Garden, $19.79; Lee’s feel it was a huge win for Chicken, $19.70; TriMoose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue us.” To give a boost to the the Shelby County Hu- county-Anna, $18.48; and Russell Road. Pizza, • Anna Civic Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at campaign, two chal- mane Society and the Farmstand abused pets that will be $17.67. the Anna Library. New members with new ideas al- lenges were issued. In one, the business helped.” Also, The Alcove, ways are welcome. whose bank attracted Daily News Executive $17.03; China Garden, Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at the most money would Editor and Publisher $13.99; Ivy Garland, $7.28; Regal Trophy, Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran get a photo in the news- Jeff Billiel agreed. paper and a mention on “The Dimes For Dogs $6.67; Minster VeteriChurch, 120 W. Water St. the radio. and Cats competition acnary, $6.09; Locker • Rainbow Gardeners meets at noon at the That winner was CR tually had no losers,” Stocker, $5.40; Poplar American Legion. Designs, a purveyor of said Billiel. “Support Thrift, $5.25; Believe, Tuesday Evening handbags, jewelry and from the community for $2.30. • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group 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 Dear Heloise: I wanted gerous. Perhaps all dryer you have multiple small (419) 227-3361. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the to warn people about this: fires are not from lint. We items, put them in a linW e clean our lint trap after gerie bag before placing in Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, have a every load. I no longer dry the dryer. 210 Pomeroy Ave. g a s small items in the dryer, This will prevent them • The Joint Township District Memorial Hospiclothes and I am never far from it from getting caught on tal, St. Marys, offers a stroke support group meetd r y e r when it is running. — anything in the dryer. Beting at 6:30 p.m. This group will help patients, and dis- Julia C. in Arkansas ter safe than sorry! — families and caregivers to understand multiple covered Good warning! When Heloise components of strokes. For more information, call t h a t (419) 394-3335, ext. 1128. a n y • The Upper Valley Medical Center Cancer Care Hints small 937-394-2540 Center’s breast cancer support group meets at the item in Owners Tony & Kelly Berner Farmhouse on the UVMC Campus, 3130 N. Dixie from a load Highway/County Road 25A. The meeting is open to Heloise ( b a n cancer survivors, families and friends. There will be Heloise Cruse d a n a , a 6:30 p.m. social time and the meeting from 7 to wash8:15 p.m. For information, call (937) 440-4638. • Caring for Someone with Cancer, a support cloth, hot pad, ladies ungroup for people caring for cancer patients, meets dergarments, etc.) can be for social time at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will be sucked up against the exVillage Salon and Spa is truly a special place. Come at 7 p.m. at Upper Valley Medical Center Campus, haust outlet and stick there. The drum vanes are discover real artistry and hair fashion in our beautiful 3130 N. Dixie Highway, Troy. For information, call not far enough in back to Salon located at 101 Peridot, Anna, OH on (937) 440-4824. • The ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity knock it off. The dryer gets May 12, 2012 from 4pm to 8pm. Disorder) Support Group, sponsored by Swank hotter and hotter. 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THURSDAY • Today is the deadline to register for the Civil War sesquicentennial bus tour of Logan, Clark and Shelby counties scheduled for May 11. The tour begins and ends in Bellefontaine. Tickets: $25. Call (937) 593-7557 for information. • The Dayton Art Institute’s Vectren Jazz & Beyond series brings the high-energy sounds of Chicago Afrobeat Project to its stage at 5:30 p.m. in the Shaw Gothic Cloister at The Dayton Art Institute. Admission is free for museum members and $8 for non-members. (937) 223-5277. • A local producer market for local growers is at Mad River Farm Market, 7530 N. U.S. 68, West Liberty, from 3 to 7 p.m. FRIDAY • The 15th annual Family Funfest Carnival opens today at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn and runs through May 13. Wednesday and Thursdays, 5-11 p.m.; Fridays, 5 p.m.-midnight; Saturdays, noonSundays, midnight; noon-9 p.m. Use Springfield Street, Gate 1-B. Free admission and parking. $18 ride wristbands of $1.25 tickets. Discounts at www.DurantAmusements.com. (248) 755-0433. • Ham It Up Productions presents “The Glass Slipper,” a Cinderella tale, at the Tipp Roller Mill, 225 E. Main St., Tipp City, at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students K - 8. Reservations: (937) 6673696. • Gateway Arts Council’s Spring Fling opening gala is at the gallery, 216 N. Miami Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $25. The Spring Fling art exhibit runs through June 8. SATURDAY • A local producer market for local growers is at Mad River Farm Market, 7530 N. U.S. 68, West Liberty, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • The Friends of Bear Mill will host an open house at Bear’s Mill, 6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Road about five miles east of Greenville, today and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free, docent-guided tours will be offered at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. both days. • Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Show at Hara Arena in Dayton runs today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $8 adults $1 children

under 12. Free parking. • The American Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton, hosts a dance from 7 to 11 p.m., with music by the Hank Haller Ensemble. Tickets: $14. For information: (937) 2874275. • The Lowell Thomas House, which has been preserved at the Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, will be open for tours from noon to 4 p.m. Enter the museum through the glass doors next to the parking lot. Admission to the house is free, but regular admission to tour the museum will apply. (937) 548-5250. • The screech owl will be the subject of Brukner Nature Center’s Creature Feature at 2 p.m. at the center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. The event is free with paid admission to the building. • The New Bremen Public Library hosts a Mother’s Day tea at 10:30 a.m. for children 4-8. • The Men’s Group of the Jackson Center United Methodist Church hosts a spring breakfast at the church from 7 to 10 a.m. $6 adults, $3 children under 10. SUNDAY • The Antique & Collectible Toy and Hobby Show runs at Hara Arena in Dayton today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Old, new and vintage toys. Tickets: $5 for adults; children under 12, free. To reserve a table call, (937) 2765246. MONDAY • Edison Community College student Preston Shepard will give two motivational talks, one at noon and one at 6 p.m., in the cafeteria of the Piqua campus. Admission is free; however, donations toward a specialized bike for Shepard will be appreciated. • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers afterschool stories and freeze pops to people of all ages from 3:30 to 4 p.m. TUESDAY • The New Bremen Public Library offers storytime at 6:30 p.m. • Bingo Time for children in kindergarten through third grade will be from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at the Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster. MAY 10 • The New Bremen Public Library offers storytime at 10:30 a.m. • The New Knoxville Community Library invites people of all ages to make a Mother’s Day craft from 3-6 p.m.

Fundraiser will stick principal to school wall NEW BREMEN — On Monday, the Cardinal Heads Relay for Life team and the New Bremen High School marketing class will be sponsoring “Stuck for a Buck.” “Stuck for a Buck” is a way to stick retiring principal Frank Borchers and cancer survivor and study hall monitor Jane Moserat to the wall in the New Bremen High School gymnasium. They will be stuck to the wall with pure duct tape at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are on sale today and Friday. Tickets are one for $1 or at a special rate of three tickets for $2. As an added bonus, if the goal of $500 is reached teacher Ben Kramer will also be taped to the wall. All proceeds benefit the Relay

for Life. On the day of the event, once the people who have picked up their strip of tape, all the names will be thrown in a hat and three names will be drawn out to determine the lucky winners who will be able to throw a pie in the face of those duct taped to the wall. To remember all those who have lost their battle with cancer, those who have survived cancer, and those still fighting cancer, a “Picture Wall” has been created next to the gym doors. Those who would like to put up a picture of a friend or relative who has been affected by cancer, should give the picture (or copy of the picture) to Jill Ahlers or Moser.

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Plays back on the boards Rehearsing “After Math” at the Historic Sidney Theatre Saturday are (l-r) the director Rodney Bertsch, of Anna, Polly Lawson, of Sidney, as Alice, and Tommy Bleigh, of Sidney, as Man In Black. The Sock and Buskin Community Theatre production is one of two one-act comedies that have been rescheduled due to a death in the family of a cast member. They will be performed May 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets, which cost $5, are available at the door.

Poultry Days set VERSAILLES — Versailles Poultry Days will celebrate its 61st festival June 8-10. The 2012 Poultry Days theme is “Operation Poultry,” a tribute to the armed forces. Armed forces activities begin June 9 at 9:30 a.m. with a veteran tribute at the town’s fountain square. At 11 a.m., the Grande Parade will include military vehicles, marching veterans and floats dedicated to the military. There will be a flag raising ceremony at 2 p.m. on the festival grounds in front of the School Administration building. Throughout the weekend, there will be displays from the 101st Airborne Division WWII Living History Team, Historical Reenactment Society and National Guard. Also, the following military units will be on the grounds: IWO Float,

1941 WC-21, 1942 Halftrack, 1942 ambulance, 1943 Weasel, 1944 1945 DUKW/DUCK, Jeep, 1945 CCKW, 1947 Jeep, 1952 Duce, 1953 ambulance, 1953 Duce, 1967 M37 and 1986 5ton/LCVP. The Poultry Days Festival has always been famous for its barbecued chicken, served all weekend in a tent on the grounds or by using the drive-thru. Serving times are June 8, 3 to 8 p.m.; June 9, noon to 7:30 p.m.; June 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bear Hollow wood carving performances will return June 9 at 2, 4, 6, and 8 p.m. and June 10 at 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. A new activity will be adult tricycle races. Other activities include the bean bag toss, kiddie tractor pulls, 2-on-2 basketball tournament, flower show, arts and crafts, cake and egg contest, photography show,

5K run/walk, antique car and tractor show and parade, and the Miss Chick and The Little Miss Poultry Day contests. Also there will be bingo, laser tag, pony rides, carnival games and rides. For information, scheduled times, and participation forms, visit www.versaillespoultrydays.com. The commercial and craft tents will again be booming during the festival. Serendipity Moms have been busy filling these tents with vendors. The live music entertainment in the social tent this year has been scheduled as follows: June 8, Nashville Crush at 7:30 p.m.; June 9, Higgins-Madewell at 1:30 p.m.; Pocket Change at 4:30 p.m. and Karmas Pawn at 7:30 p.m. June 10, On the Radar at 1 p.m.; 2x2 Unplugged at 3 p.m. and Empty Tank at 6 p.m.

Energy help offered Applications for the Community Action income for the past 13 Home Energy Assistance through May 31. weeks, photo identificaProgram (HEAP) will be HEAP is a federally tion and Social Security accepted by Tri-County funded program adminis- cards, utility bills, and tered by the Ohio Depart- proof of disability if disment of Development’s abled. If income is zero, Office of Community applicants must have Services. The program is proof that explains how to help eligible, low-in- they maintain their come Ohioans at or below households. If a family or 200 percent of the friend provides financial poverty level meet their assistance, a written letheating costs. HEAP is a ter from that individual one-time benefit that is must be submitted. applied to the client’s enTo schedule an apergy bill by the utility pointment, contact TriCounty Community ST. MARYS — The company. Applicants must make Action at 492-8118 or Southwestern Auglaize appointments to receive visit 1431 N. Main St. InCounty Chamber of Commerce is a partner the assistance. They must home appointments are in the West Central Ohio take to their appoint- available for homebound Workforce Development ments proof of household residents. Initiative. The two organizations have been working with local companies, education providers, skilled training providers, schools and students to help address the current shortage of talented skilled trades workers in the area. To that end, they have organized an open house at Tri-Star Career Compact, Dennings Building, 809 McKinley Road, St. Marys, Monday from 6 to CO. RD. 25A • SIDNEY 8 p.m. Attendees will meet local businesses, tour the facility and learn about some of the most in-demand manuA L L Y O U C A N E AT ! ! facturing jobs in the reFriday, May 4 • $6.50 adults gion. A panel of local business leaders will host a Fish, fries, cole slaw, applesauce, baked beans, bread & butter discussion titled, “Manufacturing Awareness: ReServing Starts at 4:30 P.M. gional Opportunities for Drive Thru Service Available til 7:00 P.M. Today’s Generation.” Open to the Public • Carryouts Available For information, call Angela at (419) 629ANY ELIGIBLE VFW WELCOME TO JOIN OUR POST. 2447.

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The FISH Community Thrift Shop will celebrate its 30th anniversary Tuesday with balloons at its front door. FISH opened May 8, 1982, at 217 S. Ohio Ave., a building that is no longer there. For the three years prior to that, FISH had been only a phone number with a volunteer of the day trying to care for the need. The name, FISH, indicates a Christian organization, dedicated to helping one’s neighbors in need. Opening the thrift shop was the result of a merger of FISH with the Holy Angels Clothing Center, which had been in operation since 1975. The Shelby County United Way, the Community Services Council of Sidney and the Shelby County Church Women United helped to get the FISH venture off the ground. FISH comprises the thrift shop where good used clothing, acquired through donations, is sold and a food pantry, which is supported by Woody’s Market and enjoyed support from C&D Market until it closed. In 1995, FISH moved to 227 E. Court St. After 15 years there, it moved again to 1128 W. Michigan St. in November 2010. Donations of cash, canned or boxed foods and clothing are always welcome. FISH is a nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible. The thrift shop is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Becky Gillman is director and chairman of the board. For information, call 492-1760.

MARRIAGE INTENTIONS Judge William Zimmerman Sr. of the Probate Division of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court has received the following applications for marriage licenses. Christopher J. Cota, 41, Shelby County, general manager, and Amber L. Thompson, 30, Shelby County, homemaker. Nicholas A. Garrett, 26, Shelby County, electrician, and Buffy D. Chamberlain, 39, Shelby County, supervisor. Gene L. Schoffner, 77, Shelby County, retired, and Ruth A. Schoffner, 77, Shelby County, retired.

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Jesus after the resurrection We are curand the Gospel rently in the pewriters didn’t riod of time write anything between the celexcept what acebration of the tually hapresurrection of pened. It might our Lord, Jesus have been easChrist, and his ier, in a world ascension into dominated by Your heaven. The resmen, to not talk urrection of pastor about His first Christ is the to a speaks appearance foundation of woman in Mary our faith, and Pastor Randy Magdalene, but Locker His several apeveryone was pearances docuequal in the mented in the Bible eyes of Christ. It might leave no doubt that He have been more dramatic conquered the grave, to appear to Pilate and paving the path to eter- prove that the mighty nal life for all believers. Roman Empire couldn’t The Romans, along with stop the true King, but the Pharisees who Jesus himself said His wanted a complete end kingdom was not of this to anything that would world — not their world upset their control, of might is right. Jesus would have tried every- knew exactly what He thing they could to put needed to do to begin to an end to any stories of a empower those who resurrected Jesus — but would spread the good they couldn’t. news of the love and forJesus appeared to giving grace of God. In those He did for a reason, the Gospel writer, Luke’s

second book, he records these words, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 1:4-5) He goes on to say in verse 8, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” And with their baptism by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, they began to do just exactly that. I think there is so much we can learn from studying the effects of every one of Jesus’ appearances. Everyone could see themselves in the sandals of those on the receiving end of a visit with the risen Lord, reacting in much the

Church to mark 50 years Redeemer Lutheran Church, 300 W. Mason Road, will celebrate 50 years of proclaiming the Gospel in Sidney on May 6. The Sunday morning divine service will begin at 9 and a reception will be held in the fellowship hall after the service. The Rev. Terry L. Cripe, district president of the Ohio District, will be guest preacher, and former pastors in attendance will also participate in the service. A catered dinner will be held the evening of May 5 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4239 banquet located at 2841 Wapakoneta Ave. A small group of Missouri Synod Lutheran families, transferred by employment to Sidney, met to organize Redeemer Lutheran Church in October 1960. Guided by the counsel of the Rev. H.J. Kreiger of Calvary Lutheran Church Day-

Shabbat services May 11 PIQUA — The congregation of Temple Anshe Emeth in Piqua will hold Shabbat services May 11 at 7:30 p.m. Rabbinic intern Courtney Berman will conduct the service. The synagogue is located at 320 Caldwell St. For more details, see the website at www.ansheemeth.org or call (937) 547-0092.

ton, the g r o u p held its f i r s t meetings at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Norman W. R e i n k e r. In June 1961, the Redeemer Lutheran Church Rev. Paul A. Scheidt was called to St. John’s significantly to the conLutheran Church in gregation’s plans for a Wapakoneta, and com- permanent church home missioned also to serve and the first structure the preaching station in at the present location Sidney, conducting the was dedicated August first service in the Com- 17, 1967, members said. munity Room of the The first expansion of Amos Memorial Library. the church was comHis God-pleasing min- pleted in 1995 and the istry spurred the current structure was growth of the congrega- completed in 2002. The fourth Redeemer tion so that plans soon were formulated for the pastor, the Rev. Rudolf selection of a perma- Kampia, installed on nent Redeemer Church Dec. 9, 1973, was instruhome, church members mental in establishing the Sidney Christian said. Redeemer Ground-breaking at School. the current location was Lutheran Church is on Reformation Sunday joined in partnership in 1965. On July 3, 1966, with more than 6,000 a call was accepted by congregations and 2.6 the Rev. Raymond H. million members in the Main to serve the sister Lutheran Church-Miscongregations of St. souri Synod and also John’s in Wapakoneta with many internaand Redeemer in Sid- tional Lutheran church ney. His youthful, vigor- bodies. Kenneth Castor, ous and devoted the curent pastor, was ministry contributed installed in June 1998.

Breakfast planned JACKSON CENTER — The United Methodist Men of the Jackson Center United Methodist Church will host a community-wide breakfast Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. at the church. The menu is pan-

cakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, milk and orange juice. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children 10 and younger. Proceeds will support mission-oriented projects of the church.

same way. I want to spend a little time focusing on just two — those to Thomas and Peter. Thomas had the collar of doubt hung around his neck because of his words that, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.” Thus into our vocabulary forever came the term, doubting Thomas. But, if his faith were so weak, why was he still placing himself in the place of dangerous Jerusalem, where all followers of Christ spent much of their time in hiding? Why not return to his home in the area of Galilee? The chorus of a Chris Rice song says, “God if You’re there I wish You’d show me And God if You care then I need You to know me I hope You don’t mind me askin’ the questions But I figure You’re big enough I figure You’re big enough Thomas knew that God was ‘big enough’ to handle his doubts. Like-

wise, God is big enough to handle our doubts. We tend to run away from God with our doubts and our fears, thinking that we are not faithful followers because of those doubts and fears. We need to run towards God with our doubts and fears. God can handle anything we throw at Him, and like Thomas, God has big plans to use us. Thomas ended up traveling farther than any other Apostle, spreading the message of the risen Christ. Talk to God about the deepest thoughts of your heart, and see how He longs to bring you peace and use you to spread His love. Then there is Peter, loud and boisterous Peter. Peter the denier of Jesus. If you don’t read the scriptures carefully you might miss his encounter with the risen Christ. Luke says it this way in his 24th chapter, verse 34, “It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.” In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul states it this way, “…and that He appeared to Peter, and then to the twelve.” (1Corin. 15:5). We aren’t

told the details of this encounter as we are with the two on the road to Emmaus. But it isn’t hard to understand why. Peter needed a very personal, one-on-one meeting with Jesus to repair the life that was shattered in the courtyard of the high priest with his denial of knowing Jesus. And once again, as we saw with Thomas, Peter’s encounter was life-changing. Nothing could stop him from sharing the good news of Jesus after that. What about you and me? Don’t we all have our times of denial - either by what we say or what we fail to say about Jesus? As with Peter, Jesus wants to meet us even in our denial. When we confess our denial — what we see as an end, Jesus turns into a new beginning. As the old hymn says, “Are we weak and heavy-laden, cumbered with a load of care? Have we trials and temptations, take it to the Lord in prayer.” The writer is the pastor at the Botkins and Anna United Methodist churches.

May events announced MARIA STEIN — Events at the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics have been announced for May. Events include: • “The Many Faces of Mary”: an art exhibit of more than 40 images of Mary, from recognizable, classical images, icons and carvings of Mary to unique perspectives from Asia, Africa and South America. The exhibit will be at the Maria Stein Shrine throughout of May, open to all visitors and pilgrims. This collection, from the University of Dayton Marian library, is on display Tuesday through Friday starting at 9:30 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday beginning at noon. • “Pilgrimage: Journey with Mary”: The presentation will be held

Monday. The program will deal with how a pilgrimage is both a physical and a spiritual “walking and praying.” Pilgrimage of prayer will be at the shrine’s grottos, statues, and chapels dedicated to Mary. Morning pilgrimage will be from 9 to 11:30; evening pilgrimage from 6:30 to 9 p.m. A $5 donation will be requested. • “Feasts and Celebrations of Mary”: preson global entation understandings and celebrations of Mary, May 10, 7 p.m.; $5 donation. • “Farmers and Gardeners”: Join in the annual Blessing of Seed and Soil, celebrated throughout the United States on the Feast of St. Isidore the Farmer, May 15 at the shrine’s statue of St. Isidore, in the

courtyard; 4 and 7 p.m. • “Marian Pilgrimage in the Land of the CrossTipped Churches”; On May 16, travel from Maria Stein Shrine through the various churches dedicated to Mary. Gather at 8:30 a.m. at the shrine, praying with Maria Stein “Mary of the Rock,” and join other pilgrims praying at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady Help of Christians, and all churches honoring Mary in the month of May. Return to the shrine around 1:30 p.m. Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics is located a 2291 St Johns Road. For more information and to register, contact Anne McGuire at (419) 925-4532 or a.mcguire@MariaSteinShrine.org.

New church to hold revival Newly established Beulah Land Full Gospel Church will hold revival nightly with the Rev. Shane Jackson from Sidney Church of God. Revival will start May 10 and run through May 13. Services will begin nightly at 7, except May 13, which will begin at 6 p.m. Special

singing and prayer will take place nightly. Pastor Herstle Griffis and the members of Beulah Land invite the public to attend. For more information, call Griffis at 492-1653 or Jim Davis at (937) 7104753.

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Music students perform in Florida BOTKINS — Botkins choir and concert band members recently took part in the Disney Performing Arts Program in Florida. The Botkins High School Choir performed on March 22 at Downtown Disney and gave another performance on March 23 at Epcot. The Botkins High School Concert Band performed on March 20 at Epcot and again on March 21, at Downtown Disney. Dance groups, choirs,

ensembles and marching bands from around the world apply to perform each year as part of Disney Performing Arts at both the Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resorts. Once selected, they are given the opportunity to perform at the resort for an international audience of theme park guests. Millions of performers have graced the stages of the Disney Parks in the more than 25-year history of the program.

Botkins senior wins state math medal BOTKINS — A Botkins High School senior won the Ohio State Math Medal this year. Hailey Billing, 18, of Botkins, was recently awarded the medal. The Ohio State Math Medal is given to the student with the highest grade in the highest math a school offers. That is combined with the student’s math score on the ACT. Billing plans on attending Wright State University in Dayton and will major in accounting.

BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER jbumgarner@sdnccg.com BOTKINS — A local artist is making her solo gallery debut in S t . Marys. Linds a y Cooper, of B o t k i n s, currently has seve r a l Cooper pieces of her art work on exhibit at the Arts Place Collective Center in St. Marys, 142 E. Spring St. Her work will be on display through June 1, and admission is free and open to the public. Cooper holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education with a specialization in painting from Bowling Green State University. Her love of art began while still a student at Botkins Local Schools. She designed the logo for the Inn Between

THIS IS one of Lindsay Cooper’s paintings currently on exhibit at the Arts Place Collective Center in St. Marys. restaurant, received commissions for portraits, painted a mural for the Botkins Fire Department and has had her work in several local competitions. Cooper found that art helped her to excel at school. “I was one of those kids who was just getting by,” said Cooper. “Then to find out that I was good at one thing helped me feel better about other things without even realizing it.”

Cooper has kept busy since graduating through word of mouth and people in her life who motivate her to continue developing her passion. “My teacher Dan Knepper motivates me to do more,” said Cooper. “You have to start somewhere.” Cooper has 15 paintings in the show in St. Marys and she’ll be part of a two-person show at the Bear’s Mill gallery July 27 through Aug. 26.

Cooper’s family has been very supportive of her art work. She’s very grateful to her greatuncle John Sitzman who has been making the frames for her paintings. Cooper’s “studio” is her living room where she sits on the floor and paints as her two young children, Elias and Liam sometimes try to help. “They like to help,” said Cooper. “I let them sit on my lap and for the most part they know not to touch things.” Because she didn’t have a stockpile of paintings for the show, Cooper worked on new pieces and continues to paint. Cooper and her husband Dan are currently expecting their third child. Gallery hours at the Collective Center in St. Marys are Monday through Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information contact Hope McKnight, Center Director at (419) 394-0707 or thecollectivecenter@artsland.org.

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Religious difference is big concern DR. WALtrue love and I LACE: I am a think it will born-again overcome most Christian. My but not all obboyfriend is a stacles. All wonderful felthings are poslow, but he also sible and your happens to be boyfriend might an atheist and eventually besays that he will ’Tween come a religious remain an athebeliever, but I ist until the day 12 & 20 would not Dr. Robert he leaves this marry him until earth. I love Ted that “happy” Wallace and he loves me day comes, if inand we plan to get mar- deed, it ever will come. ried in a year. My par- The differences in the reents are also born-again ligious philosophy of Christians and they are your boyfriend and you against me marrying an could cause major probatheist. They are horri- lems in a marriage. fied at the thought. I keep telling them that DR. WALLACE: I’m once we are married I interested in the senfeel I can help him to be- tence a judge handed come a Christian, but down to an 18-year-old they do not see it as a guy who wrote to you possibility. and who was arrested What are your for driving under the thoughts on his conver- influence of alcohol and sion to Christianity possession of mariafter we are wed? I’m a juana. I think the true believer that true judge should have love is all-powerful and given him some time will overcome all obsta- behind bars to teach cles. — Nameless, Monc- him a lesson. But inton, New Brunswick, stead, he was given a Canada year’s probation and NAMELESS: I, too, ordered to attend night believe in the power of school to get his high

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Older adults feeling frisky As the old istic enough to saying goes, you know that adare only as old age vancing as you feel . . . will eventually but, today, bring change. many adults are These people feeling pretty want to choose frisky, thank their lifestyle you! today, not when Senior they might be We recently Living surveyed 2,400 forced into a deadults age 65 to Lu Ann Presser cision by health 80 in Ohio or family. about what they really We asked those queswant in a retirement tions because we want community. communities to remain Do they want pretty as attractive to seniors gardens, big screen TV, as possible. a rocking chair on the Today’s seniors have front porch? several options. They Well, the survey can choose the safety showed this is not ex- and convenience of actly the “rocking chair” condo-style living. They set. can enjoy apartment livThey tell us they ing with options for aswant to maintain as ac- sisted living services. tive a lifestyle as possi- They can choose from an ble. They value the array of services offered availability of golf through an extensive courses and tennis community-based servcourts, woodworking ices program. By entershops, greenhouses, and ing a continuing-care local shopping opportu- retirement community, nities. they are then assured of In short, the place a continuum of care for they describe is more the rest of their lives. like a club than the traYes, old perceptions ditional perception of a linger. But, quite unlike retirement center. the perceptions, today’s We also found that retirement communities most seniors plan to re- are bright, upbeat tire near home. Ninety- places for people who six percent say they are only as old as they have no intention of re- feel … and, that’s just locating to another the way the seniors state. want it. Retirement changes We invite you to visit the way people look at Dorothy Love Retiretheir homes and ment Community durlifestyles. But because ing Older Americans people are living longer Month. Please call Lu and have healthier Ann Presser at 497lifestyles, many move 6542 for your special ininto retirement commu- vitation. nities as healthy, active The writer is the marpeople. While they want to keting and admissions maintain their active director at Dorothy Love lifestyles, they are real- Retirement Community.

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SENIOR CITIZENS DAY The Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County will host the annual Shelby County Senior Citizens Day May 15. A catered meal will be provided by Fairhaven at 11 a.m. Cost is $5 ($6 if under 60). Call the center to reserve a meal by Tuesday. SPRING DANCE Bill Corfield will provide the entertainment for the Spring Dance at the Senior Center May 18th at 7 p.m. There will be refreshments, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. This dance, sponsored by Dorothy Love, The Pavilion, Kroger and the Senior Center, is open to the public. CARRY-IN LUNCH The election for the Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, during the meeting following the 11:30 a.m. luncheon. Take a dish to share and table service. The entrée will be provided by Dorothy Love. Green Hills Kitchen Band will provide the entertainment. Go early and get blood pressure and blood sugar checked by New Vision, and hearing checked by Hearing Professionals. FRIDAY NIGHT OUT The Senior Center will be open Friday at 6 p.m. for cards, shuffleboard, ping pong and much more. Take a dessert to share. BLOOD DRIVE The blood drive, sponsored by Amedisys of Greenville, will be May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Senior Center. Register to donate at Community BloodCenter, www.donortime.com, or call Kathy at 295-3100. Get a free T-shirt and a hot lunch. LIVE WELL SERIES May 7 at 10 a.m. in the Cameo, Beth Bell, from Versailles Health Care Center, will speak on a new treatment for Parkinson’s disease. May 18 at 10 a.m. in the Cameo, Angie Didier, from Amedisys in Greenville, will offer a simple screening test to determine balance. A sign-up sheet is on the table in the multipurpose room.

Senior Day planned Shelby County will celebrate Senior Citizen’s Day May 15 by hosting a luncheon, entertainment and bingo at the Senior Center, 304 S. West Ave., with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. Cost of lunch is $5 for people 60 and older, $6 for people 59 and younger, and reservations, due by Tuesday, can be made by calling 492-5266. The event is open to the public and is intended as an opportunity to celebrate the important role older Ohioans

play in the community and to thank them for their contributions and accomplishments. Lu Ann Presser, chairwoman of the committee, said the highlight of the day will be the announcement of the Shelby County Senior Citizen and of the outstanding organization. Members of the committee are Presser, Marianne Helmlinger, Betty Hughes, Ruth Burnside, Eileen Wiseman, Therese Reed, Dave McKay, Hallie Hurley, Jenny Hueland Becky skamp, Kearney.

Ohioans invited to post photos on Dept. of Aging’s Facebook COLUMBUS — To celebrate Older Americans Month in May, the Ohio Department of Aging has launched its third annual Older Americans Month photo project on Facebook. All Ohioans, regardless of age, are invited to submit photos they have taken that fit the theme, “Never Too Old to. . .” Through May 16, Ohioans can visit the department’s page on Facebook and post photos they have taken to the department’s timeline. Posting requires a free Facebook account

and the photos must conform to Facebook’s terms of service. Individuals also may submit their photos by mail to: Ohio Department of Aging, ATTN: Communications Division, 50 W. Broad St./9th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-3363. Photos will not be returned. The department reserves the right to use submitted images in its online and print publications and outreach. Staff from the department and fans of the department’s Facebook page will vote from May

19-21 to determine the top three photos, which will be featured on the department’s website for the remainder of the month. Also, the submitters of the top photos will be given the opportunity to be interviewed for an article about their photos in a future issue of the d e p a r t m e n t ’ s Boomerang newsletter. Followers of the Ohio Department of Aging page on Facebook receive updates about the department from various sources, including the department’s award-

winning electronic publications. They also have access to other organizations that serve or provide opportunities for Ohio seniors and others. Since 1963, people in towns and cities across the nation have used the month of May to celebrate the contributions of older Americans. Older Americans Month is an opportunity for the nation and Ohio to show our appreciation and support elders as they continue to enrich and strengthen communities.

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VOLUNTEERS AT Heritage Manor, in Minster, enjoy a luncheon in their honor recently. Sixty people attended and enjoyed a program by Janie Timmerman, director of St. Anthony’s Dinner Theater.

Facilities to note Nursing Home Week Two area facilities have announced programs in celebration of National Nursing Home Week, May 12-19. The Pavilion, in Sidney, has invited the public to participate as residents and staff remember past decades during the week. The annual Mother’s Day tea will be May 12 at 2 p.m. A roaring ’20s party featuring Prohibition strawberry daiquiris at 10 a.m. and entertainment by Jodi Anderson at 2 p.m. will be May 14. The ’30s will be noted with old-time photographs at 10 a.m. and the annual staff recognition event at 2 p.m. May 15. A baseball tournament at 10 a.m. and entertainment by Mark Snow at 2 p.m. May 16 will mark the 1940s. A hula hoop and bowling contest will bring ’50s’ memories May 17. The contest is at 10 a.m. Brian Brenner will perform at 2 p.m. after which root beer floats will be served. Family bingo night begins at 6:30 p.m. A prayer for peace at 10 a.m. May 18 will open the Pavilion’s celebration of the 1960s. A car show, balloon launch and banana splits at 2 p.m. will end the week’s festivities.

In Minster, Heritage Manor will observe the theme, “Celebrating the Journey.” The manor recognized its volunteers at an appreciation luncheon April 24. John Wildenhaus will perform in the lobby May 13 at 1:30 p.m. The Moms & Pops will perform at the same time May 14. Residents, guests and community members will be treated to banana splits, served by Heritage Manor owners Al and Linda Vrable, Administrator John Rondot and Director of Nursing Kim Boerger, at a banana split bar meet and greets May 15. The first one will be from 10 a.m. to noon. The second one will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Heritage Manor annual mother/daughter banquet will be May 16. It will feature a fashion show of apparel from Fashion Bug and a performance by Brenda Allen Cobb. The Sues N Cues Square Dance Club will perform May 17 at 6:30 p.m. The week’s activities end May 18 with a visit by a miniature horse and by children from the Children’s Nest Discover Center preschool class.

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IN HISTORY CROSSWORD TODAY HOROSCOPE Thursday, May 3, 2012 is or Thursday, 3, secret hope desire can beMay fulfilled A Today the 124th day of in the year ahead by 2012. makingThere it your primary Keep in the front are 242objective. days left initthe year. of your mind, regardless of what else Today’s Highlight in Hisyou have going on, and you’ll have a tory: good chance of realizing your dream. TAURUS (April 20-MayMargaret 20) — Be On May 3, 1937, unthinkingly getting incareful aboutwon Mitchell the Pulitzer volved in a complicated project before Prize forknow herallnovel, “Gone the facts. It beyou truly With hoovesthe you Wind.” to thoroughly check things out. On this date: GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — If ■ In 1791, Poland adopted you’re unable to do so yourself, it amight national be wiseconstitution. to have somebody you an eye onWashington, your spending. trust ■ keep In 1802, This isn’t likely to be one of youras betD.C., was incorporated a ter days for managing funds. city. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — The ■ way In you’re 1911,going Wisconsin Gov. only to be productive is to makeE. a schedule and stick to it. Francis McGovern signed Tasks or projects that you leave until the first U.S. workers’ comthe last minute aren’t likely to get acpensation complished. law to withstand constitutional review. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You have great self-discipline whennationalyou choose ■ In 1916, Irish to exercise it, and it behooves you to ist Padraic Pearse and two do so when it comes to certain things others were executed bydrink. the you know you should not eat or Don’t overindulge. British for their roles in the VIRGO Rising. (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be on Easter your toes when it comes to someone in ■ In 1933, T. Ross your social group Nellie who is looking for became another tothe payfirst his or female her way. Ifdirecyou’re notof careful, she orMint. he is likely to take tor the U.S. advantage of your generous nature. ■ In 1948, the Supreme LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Because Court ruledthe that covenants you’re usually one who is a step ahead of everybody else,ofyou might prohibiting the sale real esthinktoyou can letor your guard down. tate blacks members of The moment you do, however, someother racial groups were one will shoot out in front of you. legally unenforceable. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You’re usually enough to believe ■ Insmart 1952, the not Kentucky everything you hear, but you could Derby was televised nationeasily be snookered based on some ally for the first time on very colorful information that CBS; is the product of another’s vividGail. imaginathe winner was Hill tion. ■ In 1960, the Harvey SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Schmidt-Tom Jones musical Be mindful of the risks involved if you “The Fantasticks” began a find yourself tempted to impulsively make a financial investment somenearly 42-year run aton New thing just because itStreet sounds intriguYork’s Sullivan Playing. Check it out first. house. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — ■ In 1971, the National You’ll be much more popular if you take the emphasis of your own“All dePublic Radio off program sires and make an effort to go along Things Considered” made its with what others want. Be a joiner. debut. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Although hunches can sometimes ■ Inour1979, Conservative provide us with things our logic overParty leader Margaret looks, don’t think this is the case for Thatcher was chosen totobeyou just because you want it be come Britain’s first female true. Use common sense. PISCESminister (Feb. 20-March 20) — Think prime as the Tories carefully before involving yourself in ousted the incumbent Labor a joint venture being formed for eigovernment in parliamentary ther a commercial or social purpose. Know what you’re getting yourself elections. into. ■ In 1986, in NASA’s first ARIES (March 21-April 19) — If some post-Challenger an kind of an agreement launch, you made hasunmanned Delta rocket lost n’t lived up to what you expected, get in touch in withits the others to power maininvolved engine see if theyafter feel theliftoff, same way. Make shortly forcing whatever adjustments you can. safety officers to United destroy it by COPYRIGHT 2012 Feature remote control. Syndicate, Inc.

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May 3, 1912 The Ohio Agricultural train on the C.H. & D railroad arrived in Sidney this afternoon at 1 o’clock LOCAL OUTLOOK and remained one hour. The train has been having an attendance of about 1,000 persons a day since it started out, but there was only a small attendance in this city. I t ’ s ––––– really Stanley Young arrived heating home last night from up for Chicago to spend the the secsummer after a season of ond half two years covering the of the principal cities from coast week, as to coast with such well highs known stars as Sothern & climb into the mid-80s Marlowe, Fritzi Scheff again today. and Sallie Fisher. In his last production, “The Heartbreaker,” he proved a decided hit.

Tuesday

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24 hours ending at 7 a.m. ..0.44 Month to date .....................0.44 Year to date ........................9.31

Thursday’s sunset ......8:34 p.m. Friday’s sunrise ..........6:32 a.m. Friday’s sunset ...........8:35 p.m.

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Long-term laxative use safe? cause it was beDR. DEAR lieved it would DONOHUE: I create a “lazy” know nothing bowel, one that about MiraLax, became dependbut my doctor ent on the laxasuggested using it tive. Most doctors daily. It seems to now believe that’s be working fine. not the case. Back in 2009, I had a colonoscopy, To your Long-term laxative use is safe and another docgood when prescribed tor recommended Citrucel. Is it simhealth by a doctor. MiraLax is an ilar to MiraLax? Dr. Paul G. osmotic laxative. MiraLax is called Donohue That means it a laxative, and I thought that one should draws water into the not take a laxative daily. colon to keep the food It’s an osmotic laxative. residue soft and easy to What’s that? I am in my eliminate. At high doses, 80s and have always been it’s used to prepare the troubled with constipa- colon for a colonoscopy. For ordinary laxative use, tion. — B.D. ANSWER: The nor- the dose is greatly remal number of bowel duced. There is something to movements ranges from three a day to three a be said for staying regular week. Frequency isn’t as on natural products. The important as is stool con- addition of fiber to the diet sistency. Stool that is helps many stay regular, rock-hard and requires but not all. Bran, the straining to evacuate is a outer coat of grains, is a better criterion of consti- good fiber source. Healthfood stores sell it. Many pation. At one time, laxative cereals are rich in fiber. use was discouraged be- Increase your water in-

take when increasing the daily fiber intake. Most fruits and vegetables also provide fiber. Beans, peas and raspberries are fiberrich. Prunes are Mother Nature’s laxative. Six to eight prunes a day keeps many people regular. Citrucel is fiber, as are Fiberall and Metamucil. If it worked for you in the past, it could work for you now. The booklet on constipation and laxatives summarizes the main points of both these topics. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 504, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My mom, 73, has high blood pressure. Two weeks ago, while out at dinner her hands started shaking, and she fainted at the table. She came to

in a few minutes. The next day, I had her take her blood pressure, and it was 190. I made her go to the ER, and her pressure there was 248. They admitted her and ran all kinds of tests, including an MRI of the brain. All the tests came back negative. The doctor increased her medicine and added a water pill to her treatment. She now takes her blood pressure three times a day, and it’s always around 140/80. Isn’t this still too high for someone on medication? Can she have a stroke? ANSWER: Your mother’s previous systolic pressures (the first number of a blood pressure reading) were in the danger zone. Her current readings are not. They are pretty good. Sometimes lowering blood pressure too much can be too great a change for a person who has had high pressures. You and she can be satisfied with her present blood pressure.

May 3, 1937 State and federal officers last night found a 1,000-gallon still in a raid on a farmhouse a mile south of Conover in Miami county. They arrested four men and a woman, and confiscated three tons of sugar, 3,400 gallons of mash, 600 gallons of whiskey, and a new truck which authorities claim was being used to haul the illegal whiskey to other states. It was the second such raid in as many nights. ––––– The Methodist church Sunday school teachers and officers of the primary department enjoyed a dinner meeting last evening in the home of Mrs. Walter Coates. Present for the affair were Mrs. Earl D. Clark, Mrs. Barney Brookhart, Mrs. Will Blake, Mrs. Joslin Stockstill, Mrs. G.A. McClure, Mrs. Clarence Drees, Mrs. Perry Partington, Mrs. Elizabeth Dodds, Misses Wilma Currey, Edith and Genevieve Anderson, Elsie Piper, Laura Hathaway, June Joslin. ––––– An invitation to inspect the new printing equipment of the Sidney Daily News is being extended to residents and subscribers of the newspaper the evening of May 4, from 7 to 9 o’clock. Visitors at the open house will have spe-

cially conducted tours through the composing room and press room.

50 years May 3, 1962 April was the third driest month in the history of western and central Ohio, according to data released today by David V. Fette, observer of U.S. Cooperative Weather Bureau Station, Sidney. Only .82 inch of rainfall was recorded here, said Fette, using the word “very” in describing the dryness. ––––– Virgil Alexander, exalted ruler of the Sidney Lodge of Elks, said that the local lodge is joining the other groups across the nation today in observance of Elk National Youth Day. Under the sponsorship of the Elks, Youth Day points up the juvenile decency of the great majority of young people in contrast to the juvenile delinquency of just a few.

25 years May 3, 1987 In the first quarter of this year, the revenue for Monarch Machine Tool Co. of Sidney was “better but produced only a breakeven result,” reported Kermit Kuck, chairman and chief executive officer to the stockholders. The company’s backlog at the end of the first quarter was moderately higher than a year ago but priced at the market which provides limited earnings potential. ––––– After 47 years as a barber, William Rapp of Sidney retired Friday after selling the Razor’s Edge barber shop. David Welch, who has worked at the shop for 17 years, is purchasing the Razor’s Edge at 831 St. Marys Road in the Village Center.

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Wisdom of age teaches man to hold his fire after insult were prone to rash acDEAR ABBY: tions, as a mature one While standing in a you gained the ability serving line at a to control your temper. restaurant, a man Had you confronted commented to my wife the boor, the situation about her weight. She was very upset. My would have escalated and you could have take was, “Don’t talk to wound up in the pokey strange men.” Later, I charged with assault. wondered whether I Dear I’m advising you that should have conAbby fronted the guy, you were correct to do Abigail nothing. The man is slugged him or waited for him in the parking Van Buren lucky your wife didn’t “serve” him a fist sandlot. As a young man I was wich. A lesser woman might prone to rash actions. I would have. like to think in my golden DEAR ABBY: When my years that I have outgrown this tendency. Still, I’m not husband, “Jeff,” and I married, sure I handled the situation we drew up a medical proxy correctly. I want my wife to be and health-care directives confident that I would come to should future incapacitation her defense. Please advise. — arise. Jeff is now terminally ill with brain cancer and has TEXAS TOM DEAR TEXAS TOM: Al- about five months to live. Over though as a young man you the last two years he has been

through four surgeries, 25 doses of radiation, countless doctors’ appointments, physical therapy and enough pills to fill a steamer trunk. I had to quit working because Jeff is now my full-time job. As his illness progresses, we have discussed placing him in a hospice. But the closer he gets to death, the more he changes his mind. He demands that I lift, jerk and pull him in and out of bed. When I can no longer do this, he wants me to install a hoist. He needs assistance eating, dressing, bathing, using the toilet and is in a wheelchair. Jeff ’s tumor is growing, causing pressure and affecting his mental attitude. He’s impatient, demanding, selfish and nasty. I’m caring for him at home because it’s his home and I am his wife.

Somehow, his illness makes him feel entitled to act like a selfish child. At what point do I put him in a hospice facility without his family calling me a nasty witch and Jeff kicking and screaming to be let out and return home? — END OF MY ROPE DEAR END: Please accept my sympathy. Your husband is sick and in pain, probably frightened and the cancer may have affected his ability to think rationally. If you haven’t discussed this with your husband’s doctor, you must. It may not be necessary to place Jeff in an in-patient facility because many terminally ill patients can receive the same care in their homes. However, it will take a referral from a doctor, certifying that your husband has six months or less to live. Much of the cost is covered by

Medicare, and most insurance also covers it. Hospice provides visits from doctors, nurses, home health care aides and volunteers who can help with bathing your husband, changing his linens and some of the lifting that you’re worried about. For your sake and his, you should contact the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. It can help you find a hospice provider. The toll-free phone number is 800658-8898 or log onto www.nhpco.org. Because you’re afraid of criticism from Jeff’s family, tell them that he — and you — need them to step in and help with his care because it has become more than you can handle alone. If they agree, it will give them precious time with him. If not, they’ll be in no position to criticize you.


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Auctioneer: Tom Roll Associate of Realty 2000 Group School surplus items will also be offered that day.

Tom Roll Auctioneer/Realtor

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ESTATE AUCTION

To settle the estate of P. Dianna Hines, aka Pamela D. Hines (deceased), a public auction will be held at

1324 C.R. 24, Degraff, OH. 43318 Directions from Bellefontaine: St.Rt. 47 W. to Logansville, take C. R. 24 S. From Sidney: St. Rt. 47 E. to Logansville, take C.R. 24 S. Watch for auction signs.

Sunday, May 6, 2012 • 1:00 P.M. Vehicles, Furniture, Boat, Travel Trailer, Misc. Jewelry Vehicles & Rolling Stock 1991 Pontiac Firebird (not running) 135,000 mi, 1999 Chevy Silverado, 305 Cu. Engine, 4 Wheel Drive, 1500 Step Bed, 148,000 mi., 2000 CampLite Ultra Travel Trailer - Self Contained, 2000 Polaris All-Terrain Vehicle, 4x4, 374 CC 4 Stroke Engine (not running), Honda Moped, 1947 17’ Boat, (not running) w/ Trailer, 85 H.P. Outboard Motor

Furniture & Misc. Misc. Jewelry, Upright Jewelry Box w/feet, 36” Sanyo Flat Screen T.V., 20 Gauge Full Choke Bolt Action, Mossberg Rifle, Brown Sofa, Brown Chair, Misc. Coins, Coffee & 2 End Tables, 1 Pr.10K Earrings, Drop Front Desk, 3 Pc. Curved Glass China Cabinet, Small Knee Hole Desk, 4 Metal Kitchens Chairs, 2 Wood Bar Stools, Round Kitchen Table, Gray Metal File Cabinet, Full/Queen Headboard & Frame, HP Computer w/Tower, Monitor & Keyboard, Full Size Pillow Top Mattress & Box Springs, P. Dianna Hines aka Pamela D. Hines (deceased)

Auctioneers: Sale Terms: Cash, Check & Credit Cards Lunch Available

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Not responsible for accidents. Anything said sale day takes precedents over any written matter.

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The building consists of approximately 25,500 sq. ft. The main building consists of 3-stories with a shingled pitched roof; the newer part is partially below ground and consists of 2 stories with a flat roof. The newer part housed the café/gymnasium. Terms: The property will be sold to the highest bidder submitting a positive bid. Earnest money equating to 10% of the purchase price, or $1,000 minimum, will be required from the successful bidder in the form of cash or bankable check and will be returned to the buyer upon closing of the property. The property will be selling in as is where is condition with no warranties of any type. Your bidding is not conditional upon financing. So please have your financing pre-arranged or be prepared to close in cash.

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In Loving Memory of

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David Hines – Executor William R Montgomery & Howard A. Traul, II – Attorneys for the estate. Logan County Probate #11 ES 295

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Your smile, Your laugh Your kind heart, Your amazing love. You passed all that to us! We look just like you, and it's amazing. Just like you're still a part of us! You helped us grow, Raised us to know what love is, And you're in our hearts forever! I'm proud to hear that we look a lot like you!

Saturday, May 19th 2012 11:00 am 6845 N. Troy/Sidney Rd, Piqua, Ohio 45356 DESCRIPTION : BEING A 1 STORY FRAME CONSTRUCTED HOME WITH A FULL UNFINISHED BASEMENT BEING 3 BEDROOMS W 1 FULL BATH WITH LIVING ROOM AND EAT IN KITCHEN, WITH A DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE AND SMALL STORAGE SHED, BEING SITUATIED ON APROX . 45 ACRE LOT JUST MINUITES FROM THE INTERSTATE AND SHOPPING. AUCTION TERMS: PROPERTY BEING OFFERED SUBJECT TO CONFORMATION OF THE HEIRS, MINIUM OPENING BID OF $ 40,000. AFTER THAT PROPERTY WILL SELL TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, The Real Estate sells "as is" with no warranty written or implied by the Seller, the Broker, or the Auctioneer. There are no Buyer contingencies for financing, inspections, or otherwise. Therefore all prospective Buyers must complete all due diligence BEFORE you bid to purchase this Real Estate. Ownership and possession will be transferred and delivered to the Buyer at closing with a good deed, no financial liens, encumbrances, or delinquent Real Estate taxes. Deposit & Closing: In order to register to bid to purchase this Real Estate ALL prospective Buyers MUST bring and present a valid State of Ohio photo ID and a bank certified cashiers check at the time of auction registration or before the date & time of this Auction made payable TO McVETY REALTY in the amount of $5000.00 which will be your good faith down payment if you are the successful high bidder. All checks will be returned to all nonwinning bidders immediately after the conclusion of this auction. The Buyer must settle in full and close on, or before, 30 days after the date of the Auction. ALL SALES ARE FINAL AND DEPOSIT IS NON REFUNDABLE AGENCY: Auctioneer is a seller’s agent. DISCLAIMER: All information in this brochure was derived from sources believed to be correct, but is not guaranteed. All property dimensions are only approximations. Buyers shall rely entirely on their own judgment and inspection of property and records. Any other terms and conditions will be announced day of auction and will take precedence over printed material and any previous STATEMENTS 937-778-8017 ANTHONY M. BAYMAN 937-606-0536 REALTOR ASSOCIATE OF MCVETY REALTY PIQUA OHIO 45356

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Garage Sale DIRECTORY

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SIDNEY, 199 Mercury Court, Saturday 8am-4pm, Reclining chairs with heat and massage, book cases, lots of health and wellness books, TVs, entertainment center, Niagra adjustable beds, household items, and much more!

SIDNEY, 1014 Campbell Road, Thursday & Friday 9am-?, Personal Cricut Machine, Scrapbook bags, fabric, craft stuff, boys 3t-4t, mens jeans 34/30, Ladies jeans 12, comforters, twin sheets, bikes, radios, kitchen stuff football cleats, purses, miscellaneous

SIDNEY, 10680 McClure Road (off 705), Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-12pm, Clothes mostly name brand, girls 12 months- 3t, boys nb-5, household items, Longaberger baskets, lots more, Worth a trip to the country! SIDNEY, 10900 Scott Rd, (North off of 29 West) Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-3pm INSIDE! Affordable perennial plants. Award winning daylily, hosta, heleopsis, sedum, iris, anemone, aster, astilbe, coneflower, coreopsis, rudbeckia, shastadaisy, salvia, yarrow, helemium, mum, others.

SIDNEY, 2190 Miami Conservancy Road, (corner of Fair Road), Thursday and Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-12pm. Bag Day, Bake Sale! Miscellaneous furniture, clothing and other Items. SIDNEY, 220 Brooklyn Avenue, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Huge 3 family yard sale! All kinds of different furniture, 2 living room suites, Home Interiors, microwave, much more! SIDNEY, 2351 Armstrong, Thursday & Friday, 8am-1pm. Girl's clothing 3T-4T, 10-12, new Ghost Hunters DVD sets, carseats, Tykes tricycle, men's M clothing, household goods, computer chair, too much to list of odds and ends!

SIDNEY, 3357 West Mason Road. Thursday and Friday, 9-?, Lots of antiques, old clocks, bells, furniture, tools, jewelry, formal dresses, collectibles, puppies, baby items, VHS tapes, much much more! SIDNEY 404 Oak Ave. Friday and Saturday 9-5. Snow blower (9hp), bar stools, beer steins, loveseat recliner, table lamps, cross cut saw, lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 419 North Buckeye Avenue (The Salvation Army), Saturday May 5th, 9am-Noon. 25¢ clothing, 50¢ shoes, other miscellaneous items priced as marked. LARGE SALE! SIDNEY, 523 Foxcross, Friday & Saturday, 8amNoon. Moving sale! Small fridge, heavy safe, milkglass, antiques, decor from "Interiors," huge mirror, Kitchenaid mixer and attachments, jewelry, tools, shoe cubbies, storage cupboards, Longenberger, jackets, electric snowblower, miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 612 Park Street, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm, Lots of new Wagner Ware, small refrigerator, power tools, hedge trimmers, Nascar items, gold plated silverware set, Electric wheelchair, lots & lots of miscellaneous

SIDNEY, 622 Ardiss Place, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 8am-1pm, Baby items, crafts, shop vac, hand drills, home decor, books, jewelry, gun display cabinet, other miscellaneous SIDNEY 850 Merri Lane. Thursday May 3rd 8-7, Friday May 4th 8-7, Saturday May 5th 8-12. MOVING SALE!!! Furniture, tools, appliances, TV, garden tools, dishes, clothing, elecric power chair and more!

TROY, 1590 Windridge Place Apt E (off Dorset across from Stillwater Technologies), Saturday only, 8am-2pm. AWESOME SALE!!! Unique household decor, plus size women's clothing 1X-3X, shoes, purses, brown suede recliner, baby swing, spider lamp, bar stools, and many more cool items. TROY, 2899 W. Main (First Lutheran Church corner of Rt. 41 & Washington Road). Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday 9amnoon. Rummage sale! Clothing for all ages, bedding, shoes, linen's, purses, glassware, books, crafts, collectable's, misc. Saturday clothing $3.00 a bag, bags provided.

AUCTIONEERS NOTE: The late Al Barhorst was a machinist for many years. A great selection of those types of tools along w/shop tools. The van has a handicap lift & will be offered together & separate. Vehicles & guns will not sell before 11:00 a.m. You must be 21 years of age or older & a resident of Ohio to purchase a gun. You will be required to sign that you purchased the gun at this auction. Go to our web sites for pictures at www.randyevers.com or auctionzip.com (ID#4606)

OWNER: ALBERT J. BARHORST ESTATE EXECUTRIX: DEB RANLY AUGLAIZE COUNTY PROBATE CASE NO. 2011EST254 ELSASS, WALLACE, EVANS & SCHNELLE & CO., L.P.A., KEITH SCHNELLE, ATTORNEY Lunch by St. Henry Nite Club Clerks: Brad Evers & Bob Poeppelman

We offer excellent working conditions and benefit package. We are a drug free work place. Please send resume with letter of interest & salary requirements to:

Terms: Positive I.D. required, number system will be used, Cash or Check, any statements made day of sale supersedes prior statements or advertisements, not responsible for accidents or theft. All items sold “as is” all sales final. Auctioneers licensed by the State of Ohio and Indiana.

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Nitto Denko Automotive P.O. Box 740 1620 S. Main Street Piqua, Ohio 45356 Attn: HR Manager Fax 937-773-2089 lee_fearnley@oh.nitto.com

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JIM AND JUDY HILGEFORT

Public Auction 31 EAST PARK STREET, FORT LORAMIE, OHIO

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012 - 9:00 AM ANTIQUES – MEMORBILIA BE PREPARED, WE WILL BE USING TWO RINGS MOST OF THE DAY Grandfather clock; Mantel clocks; milk bottles; coke trays, openers, tins, bottles, truck, other coke items; brown beer bottles (Minster, Piqua & Sidney, Ohio); spice jars; various whiskey decanters; many thermometers from area business; Albert H. Romie items dated 1933 and 1941; Ford tractor manual, model NAA; Billie beer can; Busse lard buckets; Deckers lard cans; old reader and geography books; old Baltimore catechism; shaving mugs (over 100 years old); over 200 yard sticks from the area; Wagner #8B iron skillet; various pieces of Wagnerware, Wagner tea kettle model 3127B; numerous boxes of depression dishes; marbles; jewelry boxes; 3 three pocket watches; Coleman gas lanterns; over 300 pocket knives, various names, two coke knives; 15 straight razors; over 400 bottle openers from area business; over 150 thimbles; over 300 shot glasses; over 200 comic books in like new condition; wood train; numerous ash trays; many old metal toy trucks; old toys; wicker baskets; granite bowls of various sizes; Pyrex dishes; over 50 cigarette lighters; old kitchen utensils’; 64 pcs of wheat pattern dishes; dollies, hankies, table clothes; plant stands; hall trees; Keystone view master pictures (circa early 1900’s); sad irons; over 50 bullet pencils; over 500 new lead pencils from everywhere; kids folding metal table and 4 chairs; old calendars; 9 Larger Bros. “grade A” marked items; numerous campaign buttons; 12 china bells; old local nail aprons; over 25 small advertising screw drivers; flour sifters, small old grinders; salt crock; tin pie pans; box full of old jig saw puzzles; metal globe bank; large wicker basket; old newspapers; 18 local arrow heads ; old jewelry boxes; cast iron baby scales; lighted beer signs; wool buggy blanket; bottle capper; metal peddle fire truck; 10” sears power table saw; numerous crock and crock jugs; old 5 legged table and boards; granite pans; 2 copper wash boilers; copper tea kettle; coal bucket; numerous old hand tools; open/box end wrenches; numerous hand tools; horse shoes; perfection wood clothes dryer; wood trunk; 14 buck rake teeth; fire wood box (over 100 years old); financial statements for St. Michael Church from 1910 through 1969; Mow hay fork with rails; two large cast iron butchering kettles, one with full jacket and one with spider; Hobart scales; antique dresser; walnut quilt rack; quarter sawn sewing rocker; bunk beds; and many other items to numerous to mention.;

COINS (SELLING AT 10 AM) 10 Morgan silver dollars ; 3 peace dollars (34-35); 35 Eisenhower silver dollars; 3 – half dimes; 3 large cents; one treasury note; buffalo nickels; V nickels; steel pennies; 23 Indian head pennies; numerous silver dimes; 3 rolls of uncirculated Jefferson nickels; uncirculated Kennedy halves; various Canadian money; approximately 50 pieces of foreign coins; Meadow Gold milk tokens; Gallery of Great American tokens; 40 rolls of various wheat pennies; variety of old pennies and Jefferson nickels; various other tokens; folder to store coins in, a few other miscellaneous items.

OWNER: JIM AND JUDY HILGEFORT TERMS: Cash or approved check. No out of state checks accepted. No goods removed until settled for. Everything is sold “as is”. Not responsible for accidents. Buyer number system will be used, positive ID required.

AUCTIONEERS: DICK BARHORST, NEWPORT, OHIO (937-726-5499) – MIKE BARTHAUER (937-585-5447) – PAUL GEARHARDT AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Mr. Hilgefort has been attending auctions for over 50 years collecting all of these unique local advertising items. This is a once in a life time chance to see and purchase many of these items. As a standard feature to all our sellers and buyers, we advertise your auction on the Internet. Check this auction and many associated pictures at WWW.AUCTIONZIP.COM. Food available on site.

Dick Barhorst, Auctioneer An Associate of Emerson Wagner Realty, Co., Inc. Newport, Ohio • 937-726-5499 “WE SELL THE EARTH AND EVERYTHING ON IT!” 2275292

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SIDNEY 2019 Fair Oaks Dr. Friday and Saturday 8-5. MULTI-FAMILY!!!! Mini-fridge, small deep freeze, OSU items, vanity, sink, cabinet, and many miscellaneous items.

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.

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

SIDNEY 198 Mercury Ct. Friday and Saturday 9-2. Tupperware, books, TV stand, name brand clothes, 12 piece China set.

ence a plus.

SHOP TOOLS, COLLECTIBLES, GUNS, AND MOUNTED ANIMALS

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RUSSIA. 3601 FesslerBuxton Road. Friday & Saturday 9-5. MultiFamily garage sale. WHITE sewing machine in fold-down cupboard, (1) girl and (1) boy 20 in bike, plastic basket planter covers, miscellaneous sizes of 2x4s, purses, household miscellaneous, lots of great items.

SIDNEY, 144 Twinbrook. (cul-de-sac by YMCA). Thursday & Friday 9am-2pm. Lots of new items still in boxes! Brand new patio furniture, luggage, scooters, yard items, some clothing, household and childrens items. Hot tub. GREAT PRICES!

Applicants must have a strong background in hydraulics, pneumatics and mechanical presses. Experience in electrical, electronics and PLC"S troubleshooting is required. This position will also be responsible for maintaining preventive maintenance program and facility maintenance. Fabrication skills and steel rule die experi-

Dixon ZTR 429, 16 hp. lawn mower w/rear bagger; Dixon ZTR 4424 lawn mower w/15 hp. motor; Snapper 6 hp. s/p 21” mower w/bagger; Craftsman 150 PSI air compressor & sanders; Wen sm. table saw; Atlas Quality metal lathe with 2’ bed; Shop Smith w/tools w/32” throw; Magna plainer; Sebastian metal lathe w/36” throw; many machinist tools, mic’s, calipers etc.; Ec-Cell 1500 psi power washer; bench grinders; air tank; Rockwell miter saw; Craftsman router table w/router; hydraulic floor jack; many circular saws, drills, grinders etc.; Foley-Belsaw sharpall; Coleman 2250 watt generator; bench vise; leaf blowers; hand tools; chain saws; elec. motors; Lincoln 225 amp welder; wood step ladders; wood ext. ladder; MTD edger; lg. 2 hp air compressor; Walker Turner ban saw; lg. drill press; come along; MW snow blower; MTD snow blower; lawn sprayer; 54” x 62” two wheel tilt trailer; lawn sprayer; bicycles; cane poles; bag cart; New Idea plastic toy spreader in box & other NI items; jewelry; hummel figurines; stroller; Wooden shoe song book; advertising items; ash tray stands; Duncan Phyfe drum table; Wilcox floor radio; porcelain top kitchen cabinet; 2 man crosscut saw; crank corn sheller; galv. tub; wash tubs; yellow chrome dinette w/chairs; Enterprise #22 meat grinder; 1883 Shelby Co. book; 1984 & 1977 Cadillac service manual; 1977 Cadillac owner’s manual; doilies; quilt; stroller; metal toy house; wicker basinet; bathinette; cigarette stands; hanging globe lantern; glass wares; wheat design 12 place setting; Piqua & Wagner skillets; Seraphim angel; green depression ware; Holmes & Edwards inlaid silverware set; Homer Laughlin 12 place setting of china; milk glass; canning jars; meat grinder; complete set state quarters; Fostoria vase & bowl set; ceramic hand painted deco plate; & more! GUNS: 1965 Winchester model 70-270 cal. w/Weaver K-4 scope; 1966 Winchester model 70-300 win mag., w/Redfield 4 x 12 scope; 1966 Winchester model 70-375 H&H mag. w/Weaver K-4 scope; Remington model 51222 SS w/Weaver K15 scope; Remington model 550 w/scope; Winchester model 03-22 cal. auto, w/scope; J. Stevens model crack shot 22 SS; Volunteer 12 ga. SS; 1969 Winchester model 12-12 ga., 2 ¾ full choke; Ithica model 37-12 ga. deer slayer SB; T. Barker NY-12 SS w/Damascus dog ear hammers; S&W model 19-357 mag., blue; Colt MD Huntsman 22 semi auto; Soc. IT-Breseia 25 cal., 6.35 semi-auto; Empire State 32 cal, rim fire; Benjamin 22 cal. Pellet pistol; Crosman BB rifle; Crosman BB rifle w/scope; Power Master BB rifle w/scope; long bow; arrows; hunting knives; Ammo re-loader; various mounted animals.

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PIQUA, corner of Wood and Downing St, St. John's Lutheran Church, Spring rummage and bake sale, Friday 9-3 and Saturday 9-1.

SIDNEY, 1277 Turner Dr. Thursday and Friday 9-4. Saturday 9-12. Household items, kids and adult clothing, desk, kitchen items, wall decor, and more.

VAN, CAR AND HOUSEHOLD 2009 Chrysler Town & Country van, one owner, like new, tan, loaded, with 15,080 miles, w/Bruno swing lift with 350 lb. capacity, (offered separate then together); 1997 Lincoln Town Car, Signature Series, One Owner, black w/black leather interior, moon roof, cloth top w/22,214 miles; Whirlpool 22 cu. ft. side by side white refrigerator with water; Whirlpool 19.9 almond refrigerator; wood dinette with 4 chairs; glass door hutch; (2) swivel bar stools; glass door book cases; quilt rack; 5 pc. waterfall bedroom suite; waterfall cedar chest; wood bookcases; light oak ent. center; end tables; uphl. rocker/recliner; 4 pc. bedroom suite & king size bed with gold headboard w/2 yr. old pillow top mattress; 4 pc. bedroom suite with desk; wood crib bed; gossip bench; 3 pc. wrought iron patio set; patio furniture; lawn chairs; Domestic cabinet sewing machine; stereo system; floor & table lamps; bed linens & pillows; picture frames; luggage; Bushnell 7 x 50 binoculars; scanners; 2 drawer file cabinet; floor fan; new ceiling fan in box; Christmas decorations; window a/c; lg. Mary statue; kitchen utensils; dehumidifier; Jazzy elec. chair; wheel chair; gas grill; shop vac; and more!

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PIQUA, 9325 North County Road 25A, Thursday, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm. Treadle Singer sewing machine, Tupperware, clothes, household items, lots of miscellaneous!

SIDNEY, 12750 East Lockington Road, Saturday only! 8am-3pm, Designer prom dresses, paintball gun & accessories, Designer clothing, Juniors, Beanie Babies, craft items, Home Interiors, Bratz dolls & accessories, Vera Bradley, Coach, Cell phones, electronics, John Deere, bedding, Womens Harley Davidson jackets & tops Medium & Large

1997 Lincoln Town Car

PARCEL ONE: 256 N. Frankfort St.; Lot No. 67 of Block F in the Village of Minster. Offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room, family room, kitchen/dining, utility room, basement, 3 car attached garage plus a 2 car detached garage. The home is heated with gas forced air & cooled with central air. A very nice updated home with a lot to offer. PARCEL TWO: 279 N. Main St.; Lot No. 70 of Block A in the Village of Minster. Offers 4 bedrooms, bath, living room, family room, kitchen/dining, basement & 1 car detached garage. The home is heated with gas hot water. TERMS ON REAL ESTATE: $5,000 down day of auction for each parcel, balance at closing within 30 days, Parcel One: Possession at closing, Parcel Two: Possession 90 days after closing, however buyer to receive the rent. Real Estate taxes & assessments prorated to the date of closing. The homes are subject to lead based paint disclosure, if the prospective buyer request an inspection or any other inspection, it must be completed prior to the auction at the buyers expense. The Real Estate & Auction Co. represent the seller. Check with your lender for financing & come to the auction prepared to bid. Real Estate is selling with reserve of $125,000 for parcel one and $60,000 for parcel two. Any statements made day of sale supersedes prior statements or advertisements.

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PIQUA, 8695 FesslerBuxton Road, Friday and Saturday 8am-2pm. Huge kids sale!, Newborn to 4t, Toys, battery 4 wheelers & Jeeps, carseats, blankets, bottles, & more, Wagner Ware, grill, adult clothing, atv mower, furniture & more!

SIDNEY, 1208 East Hoewisher Road., Friday & Saturday 8am-4pm, TV’s, Garmin Nuvi GPS, Golf pull cart, table and chairs, desk, Russian Samovars, hot tub, patio tables, sewing machine, lawn furniture and more

2009 Chrysler Van

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JACKSON CENTER, 625 Jackson Street, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm, Estate sale! Furniture, clothes- adult, infant & toddler, toys, electronics, tools, fishing equipment, large Micrometer, trolling motor, antique what nots, much more!

SIDNEY 1162 Ontario Ct. (Westlake subdivision off Fair Rd) Saturday 9am-2pm. Lots of brand name boys clothes, coats and shoes (18mos to 4yrs), large selection of infant/toddler toys, strollers, Kettler trikes, bike trailer and miscellaneous items.

256 N. Frankfort St., Minster 279 N. Main St., Minster

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FT LORAMIE 7192 Ft Recovery Rd. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-2. 3 FAMILY SALE!! 2 27" Zenith TV's, microwave cart, wooden typewriter cart, wedding items, lots of snowman, Home Interiors, brand new comforters, household items-most brand new. Bikes, shop lights, holiday items, clothes. something for everyone!

SIDNEY 285 Ironwood Dr. Saturday only 8-11. Something for everyone. Motorcycle helmets, NFL jerseys, desk chair, printer, small TV, girls clothes, Barbie's, and lots of miscellaneous.

An Automotive manufacturer is looking for a highly motivated 3rd Shift Maintenance Technician with 3-5 years experience in a manufacturer environment.

AUCTION LOCATION: 256 N. Frankfort St., Minster, Ohio

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CONOVER, 751 North State Route 589, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8am-8pm. Yard Sale. Downsizing! Furniture, household items, toys, clothes, books, etc.

SIDNEY 10750 McClure Rd. (St. Rt. 29, left on 705, right on McClure). Friday 8-4, Saturday, 8-2, rain/shine. Infant/toddler items – bassinet, exersaucer, swing, girls to 4T, boys to 12 months, women/men’s clothing/shoes. Dartboard, screen door, wheelbarrow, 25 gallon lawn sprayer, 5500 watt generator, camping, household, decorative & miscellaneous items.

SIDNEY 2600 Fair Rd. May 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9-4. No early sales. MULTI-FAMILY SALE!!! Clothes (kids & adults), glassware, Avon bottles, Home Interior, furniture, antiques.

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012 AT 9:00 A.M.REAL ESTATE SELLS AT 12:00 NOON

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CELINA, 309 Myers Road, Thursday 4pm-6pm, Friday 10:30am-5pm, Saturday 9am-?, HUGE Selection of Longaberger Baskets & Pottery, consultant retiring, name brand clothing, miscellaneous.

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PUBLIC AUCTION

Steve Mascho, Superintendent or Jo DeMotte, Principal, at: Fairlawn Local Schools, 18800 Johnston Road, Sidney, OH 45365. All information must be received no later than Wednesday, May 9, 2012

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Interested candidates can contact Mark at 800/497-2100, forward a resume to mgoubeaux@ceioh.com or apply in person at: Continental Express Inc.

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SPACIOUS 3 bedroom apt., 431 North Main. appliances, washer and dryer hookup $500 a month plus deposit. (937)606-0418.

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PROBATE COURT OF SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME OF Brittany Ann Broughton TO Brittany Ann Renner Case No. 2012NCH05 NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE OF NAME Applicant hereby gives notice to all interested persons that the applicant has filed an Application for Change of Name in the Probate Court of Shelby County, Ohio, requesting the change of name of Brittany Ann Broughton to Brittany Ann Renner. The hearing on the application will be held on the 18 day of June, 2012, at 2:30 o’clock PM in the Probate Court of Shelby County, located at 100 E. Court St., 2nd Floor, Sidney, Ohio 45365. Brittany Broughton 7705 Hardin Wapak Rd Sidney, OH 45365 May 3 2281067

LEGAL NOTICE FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY vs. WILLIAM D. WALKER, II et al. William D. Walker, II, Address Unknown and Unknown Spouse, if any, of William D. Walker, II, Address Unknown whose last place of residence is unknown and whose present place of residence is unknown, will take notice that on January 27, 2012, FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY filed its Complaint in Case No. 12CV000026 in the Court of Common Please of Shelby County Clerk of Courts P.O. Box 809 Sidney, OH 45365, seeking foreclosure and alleging that the Defendants William D. Walker, II, Address Unknown and Unknown Spouse, if any, of William D. Walker, II, Address Unknown have or claim to have an interest in the real estate described below: SITUATED IN THE CITY OF SIDNEY, COUNTY OF SHELBY AND STATE OF OHIO: BEING THE SOUTH HALF OF INLOT NUMBER THREE HUNDRED FORTY-THREE (343) IN THE SAID CITY OF SIDNEY. PARCEL NUMBER: 01-1836259.026 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 433 S. MAIN AVE., SIDNEY, OH 45365 PRIOR DEED REFERENCE: BOOK 1689, PAGE 682 PROPERTY OWNER: WILLIAM D. WALKER, II & CARRIE E. WALKER CASE NUMBER: 12CV000026 Permanent Parcel Number: 01-1836259.026 Property Address: 433 S. Main Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 The Defendant(s) named above are required to answer on or before the 14 day of June, 2012. FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY BY: FELTY & LEMBRIGHT, CO., LPA Erin O’Malley, Attorney at Lawn Attorney for Plaintiff-Petitioner 1500 West Third Street, Suite 400 Cleveland, OH 44113 Phone: (216) 588-1500 May 3, 10, 17 2280879

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REPLAY 50 years ago May 3, 1962 Viv Walters whipped up another nice mark for herself during the Ten Pin round at Bel-Mar Lanes on Wednesday. Chalking a 561 series, Viv paced the seventh-place Women of Moose to a 3-1 victory over Bennett’s Insurance. Barb Beers registered a 539 with the aid of a splendid 258 game.

25 years ago May 3, 1987 The Dayton Flyers captured the Wright State Invitational Championship with a 7-6 win over Wright State Sunday and a Russia High School grad helped put the Flyers in the title game. Doug Borchers of Russia pitched a complete game 5-2 win over St. Joe’s in the semifinals. He scattered nine hits while striking out four.

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Not going anywhere GWOC not perfect, but Sidney staying put BY KEN BARHORST kbarhorst@sdnccg.com It’s been a hot-button issue for quite a while now, and back-to-back winless seasons in football have only added fuel to the fire. But don’t exSidney pect High School to withdraw from the Greater Scheu Western Ohio Conference anytime soon. That sentiment comes from school superintendent John Scheu, who said that while the GWOC may not be the perfect league for Sidney, it has “more advantages than disadvantages.”

GWOC includes The schools Sidney seems to have always been in a league with, like Piqua, Vandalia, Greenville and Trotwood. But it also includes megaschools like Beavercreek, Centerville and Wayne, and much bigger schools like Northmont, Springboro, Lebanon, Troy, Fairborn, and others. Sidney has had difficulty competing in the most visible of the sports, football. And that, combined with a down cycle right now, has the football program in the throes of a 20-game losing streak. Add to that, the travel concerns, particulary for weeknight activities, to places like Lebanon, Springboro, Miamisburg, Beavercreek, etc., and you have another reason for

fans’ dislike of the conference. The most recent rumor had Sidney leaving the GWOC and joining the conference to the east that includes Bellefontaine and Urbana, among others. It was rumored that athletic director Jeff Courter had done the legwork, and a deal was close that would have added Sidney to that conference. But the school board told him to cease and desist. “To put that rumor to rest, the school board was never involved to the point of putting the axe to anything,” Scheu said. “That fact is, every year there are schools all over the Miami Valley that contemplate what is the best possible setup for their own particular needs. There are always dis-

High school sports Today’s schedule Baseball Houston at Fort Loramie Triad at Riverside Russia at Anna West Liberty at Versailles Lehman at New Knoxville Botkins at Jackson Center Softball Russia at Anna Botkins at Jackson Center Triad at Riverside Houston at Fort Loramie St. Henry at Minster New Bremen at Parkway West Liberty at Versailles Stivers JV at Christian Aca. Boys tennis Lehman at Miami Valley Sidney at Trotwood

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I think he takes his work very seriously. But there’s a sort of central modesty to him.” —Saturday Night Live chief Lorne Michaels on Eli Manning, who will host the show Satur-

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LEHMAN PITCHER Lindsay Bundy is unable to get the ball in time to stop Minster’s Marissa Conrad from scoring in girls softball action at Minster Wednesday. The Lady Wildcats defeated Lehman 5-1 in a game rescheduled from Tuesday.

30 — Hits for Derek Jeter in the Yankees’ first 16 games. He’s the first Yankee to get as many as 30 hits in his first 16 games. 46 — Consecutive saves converted by Milwaukee’s John Axford. 9 — SEC players drafted in the first 18 selections of the 2012 NFL Draft. 5-4 — Road record of the Kansas City Royals after 19 games. The team was 0-10 at home.

ON THIS DATE IN 2008 — Big Brown, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, defies history with his 4 3/4-length victory in the Kentucky Derby. Big Brown is the first horse since the filly Regret in 1915 to win the Derby off just three career starts and the second to win from post position No. 20. Filly Eight Belles finishes second and then breaks both front ankles while galloping out a quarter of a mile past the wire. She is euthanized on the track.

Minster tops Lehman 5-1 MINSTER — Minster and Lehman played their Tuesday rainout on Wednesday here, and Minster came away with a 5-1 victory in high school girls softball action. The game was scheduled Tuesday in Sidney, so Wednesday’s game was a “home” game for Lehman. Minster upped its record to 19-5 on the year with the victory and left the Lady Cavs at 8-11. Minster only outhit the Lady Cavs 6-5, but clutch hits were the difference. “We had runners in scoring position with two outs in a couple of innings, but couldn’t get the big hit,” said Lehman coach Bill Booth. “And they did.” For Minster, Marissa Conrad was 2-for-3, while for Lehman, Emily Smith had a double. Minster’s Kayla Richard struck out seven and walked two for Minster. Lehman’s Lindsay Bundy struck out four.

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cussions. But the bottom line, when you look at everything you need to be concerned with, we are quite happy with the GWOC and hope to get more competitive. But it will always be tough with the numbers game to compete with the Centervilles and the Waynes.” Scheu acknowledged the lack of success in the main spectator sports of football and basketball. “That’s very recent,” he said. “And I think we have to look at the total overall picture as far as our total athletics, and I think we have to look at the future in terms of what we have coming up the pipeline.

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Sidney loses 10-4 GREENVILLE — Sidney and Greenville made up their Tuesday rainout on Wednesday, and the Green Wave won 10-4. The loss left the Jacket at 5-10 and put Greenville at 128. In the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division, Sidney falls to 2-8 while Greenville improves to 6-4. Alex White led Sidney with three singles in three trips. The Yellow Jackets return to action on Friday at Fairmont. The linescore: R HE Sidney ..................000 300 1_ 4 7 2 Greenville ............053 200 x_10 12 0 Penley (LP), Benshoff (3) and Gray; Edwards and Hayworth Records: Sidney 5-10, Greenville 12-8.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart hit solo homers — a major outburst for the power-challenged Chicago Cubs — and Jeff Samardzija pitched into the eighth inning on Wednesday night for a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs opened the rainshortened series with only their third multihomer game of the season. They managed only nine home runs in April, the fewest in the majors. LaHair’s shot off Bronson Arroyo (1-1) gave him six overall. Samardzija (3-1) allowed three hits in 7 2-3 innings and contained Jay Bruce, holding the NL’s player of the week to a harmless double. Carlos Marmol retired all three batters in the ninth for his second save in four chances, finishing off the combined three-hitter. The Cubs have had only six save opportunities this season, underscoring their early struggles. It was the second straight impressive start for Samardzija, who spent much of the last four seasons in the bullpen. In his last outing May 24, he struck out a career-high nine Cardinals in 6 2-3 innings of a win. His fastball was still regularly hitting 96 mph in the eighth inning Wednesday, when he left after giving up a two-out walk. He threw 94 pitches, 60 of them strikes, and fanned seven. Bruce went 10 for 21 last week with homers in four straight games. He needed a homer on Wednesday to tie the club record ‚Äî Ted Kluszewski, Johnny Bench, Ken Griffey Jr. and Adam Dunn all homered in five straight. Bruce flied out, grounded out and doubled. LaHair led off the second inning with his sixth of the season off Arroyo, who gave up a club-record 46 homers last season when he pitched with mononucleosis and a sore lower back. He’s been better so far, giving up only two homers in his four previous starts.

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GWOC “I feel that if you look at our younger kids coming through the system, the 7th and 8th grade in both football and basketball, have been quite competitive. “Also, Jeff Courter made a list of our accomin the plishments GWOC since 2001 and I think a pretty strong argument could me made that when you look at the totality of our athletic programs at Sidney, we have been quite competitive, especially in the GWOC North,” he continued. “A lot of the teams, such as wrestling, soccer, baseball, softball, swimming... I just think when you look at all the sports, we’ve done well. But if you just look at two sports, football and basketball, a case could be made that we should be in another league to be more competitive.” A move to another conference would likely get the enthusiastic support of many of the coaches at Sidney, but the recent experience of Greenville makes it doubtful that Sidney will look for greener pastures. Greenville left the GWOC several years ago and moved to the MidMiami League, where it felt it could be more competitive. But just one year later, the MML folded and Greenville was left out in the cold, being forced to play an independent schedule. After several tries, however, Greenville found its way back to the GWOC. “The article in the paper about wouldn’t it make more sense to be in with schools like Bellefontaine, Wapak, Tipp City, Greenville, Piqua... I’m not going to argue with that because in terms of rivalries, bringing crowds to the game, when you’re talkng about your major sports, that probably would be a better fit for just Sidney,” Schue said. “But what we don’t want to be is another

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IN THIS 2006, file photo, former San Diego Chargers football player Junior Seau smiles during a news conference announcing his retirement from pro football in San Diego. Police say Seau, a former NFL star, was found dead at his home in Oceanside, Calif., Wednesday after responding to a shooting there. He was 43. called me a ‘homegirl,’” she said. Seau was a standout collegiate linebacker at Southern California before going to the San Diego Chargers — his hometown team — whom he led to the Super Bowl following the 1994 season. He was voted to a teamrecord 12 straight Pro

From Page 17 Greenville. I don’t think it makes much sense to be an independent in this day and age. I think for scheduling reasons, and kids getting recognition, you need to be in a league.” Scheu said the athletic program is still trying to recover from the disastrous “pay to play” edict that came down in 2009 after a failed school levy. “Absolutely, it had a negative effect,” Scheu said. “It was actually only in effect for a few months before we ended it. It was in response to financial difficulties we were having and we thought it would help, but obviously, it backfired. We had a number of not only students leave, but some very fine athletes, too. I’m happy to say that has ended and we’re not going back to that again. We thought it would help, but it was the wrong decision.” Scheu said the conference has become more flexible in its scheduling in an attempt to avoid mismatches. For instance, Sidney was scheduled to play Northmont again next season in football. The two have played the past two seasons, with the scores being 31-0 and 62-5. The two won’t meet next season, however, Sidney playing Dayton Belmont instead. Belmont has been 3-7 and 19 the past two seasons. “Football is always king in Sidney and probably always will be,” said Scheu. “And we just need to get to the point where we’re more competitive. And there are some things they’ve done with the schedule. So the rules have changed a little in terms of the GWOC. “Once again, the GWOC is not perfect, but we’ve been happy with the relationships we’ve had with the other GWOC schools. And we feel we’re competitive in most areas.”

Bucks sign shooting guard COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State coach Thad Matta has confirmed he has signed 6-foot-4 shooting guard Amedeo Della Valle to a letter of intent. The signing had been expected ever since Della Valle, who played high school ball at Find-

lay Prep in Nevada, visited campus recently and then verbally committed to the Buckeyes. Della Valle, a native of Alba, Italy, will begin classes on June 18. He led Italy in scoring at 15.1 in the 2011 U-18 European Championships.

Bowls and was an All-Pro six times in a career that lasted two decades. “Everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and disbelief right now. We ask everyone to stop what they’re doing and send their prayers to Junior and his family,” the team said in a statement. “It’s a sad thing. It’s

hard to understand,” said Bobby Beathard, who as Chargers general manager took Seau with the fifth pick overall in the 1990 draft. “He was really just a great guy. If you drew up a player you’d love to have the opportunity to draft and have on the team and as a teammate, Junior and Rodney (Harrison), they’d be the kind of guys you’d like to have. “He was a leader emotionally and he played that way,” Beathard said. “He was great to young kids. I just can’t imagine this, because I’ve never seen Junior in a down frame of mind. He was always so upbeat and he would keep people up. He practiced the way he played. He made practice fun. He was a coach’s dream.” Seau is the eighth member of San Diego’s lone Super Bowl team who has died, all before the age of 45. Seau’s also is among a few recent, unexpected deaths of NFL veterans. In February 2011, ex-

Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson shot himself in the chest. His family has filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL, claiming the league didn’t do enough to prevent or treat concussions that severely damaged Duerson’s brain before he died. Former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling, who had joined in a concussion-related lawsuit against the league, died last month at age 62. His wife has said he suffered from depression and dementia after taking years of hits. Seau, however, is not known to have been a plaintiff in the concussion litigation. Seau remained with the Chargers until 2003 and went on to play with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots before retiring after the 2009 season. He amassed 545 tackles, 56¬Ω sacks and 18 interceptions in his career. “Junior was a fierce competitor whose passion and work ethic

lifted his teammates to greater heights. His enthusiasm for the game was infectious and he passed that on to everyone who was around him. He loved the game so much, and no one played with more sheer joy,” Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said in a statement. “Junior was one-of-akind. The league will never see anyone like him again.” The Patriots also issued a statement exgrief over pressing Seau’s death. In October 2010, Seau survived a 100-foot plunge down a seaside cliff in his SUV, hours after he was arrested for investigation of domestic violence at the Oceanside home he shared with his girlfriend. The woman had told authorities that Seau assaulted her during an argument. There was no evidence of drugs or alcohol involved in the crash, and Seau told authorities he fell asleep while driving. He sustained minor injuries.

Bodemeister is early 4-1 favorite for Kentucky Derby Ky. LOUISVILLE, (AP) — Bodemeister was made the early 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday, with Union Rags a close second choice at 9-2 in a full field of 20 horses. Trained by three-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, Bodemeister drew the No. 6 post. Six horses have won from that position, the last being Sea Hero in 1993. Bodemeister is the stronger of Baffert’s two horses, having won the Arkansas Derby by 9 12 lengths in the most dominating performance of the Derby prep races. His other, 50-1 shot Liaison, landed in the No. 20 spot for Saturday’s race. It’s the third time the Hall of Fame trainer has had the early Derby favorite. The first two didn’t work out. Lookin At Lucky drew the dreaded inside post in 2010, got trapped along the rail and finished sixth. In 2001, Point Given was the heavy favorite and wound up fifth. He went on to win the Preakness and Belmont stakes, the final two legs of the Triple Crown. “At least we’re in a position where we have a good chance of winning,” Baffert said. “If I got the one-hole I would be

Kentucky Derby field Bodemeister is the favorite at odds of 4-1 for the 138th running of the Derby. He will face a full field of 20 horses. PP

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Daddy Long Legs

Colm O’Donahue

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Optimizer

Jon Court

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Take Charge Indy

Calvin Borel

15-1

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Union Rags

Julien Leparoux

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Dullahan

Kent Desormeaux

8-1

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Bodemeister

Mike Smith

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Rousing Sermon

Jose Lezcano

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Creative Cause

Joel Rosario

12-1

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Trinniberg

Willie Martinez

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Daddy Nose Best

Garrett Gomez

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Alpha

Rajiv Maragh

15-1

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Prospective

Luis Conteras

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Went the Day Well

John Velazquez

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Hansen

Ramon Dominguez

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Gemologist

Javier Castellano

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El Padrino

Rafael Bejarano

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Sheldon Russel

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Corey Nakatani

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Mario Gutierrez

12-1

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Liaison

Martin Garcia

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thinking they just don’t K win this want me to Derby. After Lookin At Lucky, when he got the one-hole, the excitement just left me because I knew he had too much to overcome.” Baffert had a heart attack on March 26 in Dubai, scaring his 7year-old son Bode who was with him, and is the namesake of the Derby favorite. “I just hope I have a

chance to get my heart rate going turning for home,” said Baffert, whose War Emblem was the last wire-to-wire Derby winner in 2002. Union Rags drew the No. 4 post and was listed second choice on the morning line set by Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia. He is trained by Michael Matz, who won the Derby in 2006 with Barbaro only to have the colt

Neves brothers have successful seasons in youth wrestling Nolan and Carter Neves, brothers who attend Whittier Elementary School in Sidney, recently completed outstanding seasons in youth wrestling. The sons of Paul and Holly Neves, the two competed in a number of tournaments. Carter, 6, won the Border Wars Nationals in Michigan, the Dixie Nationals in Atlanta, the Liberty Nationals in Kansas City, and also won the Ohio Grade School State Tournament and The Ourway State Tournament, also held in Ohio. Nolan, 8, was second in the Border Wars Nationals, fourth in the Dixie Nationals and second in the Ohio Grade

stunningly break down after the start of the Preakness. Barbaro valiantly fought his injuries, but was euthanized eight months later. “The horses that are around him, the horses in the 1 and 3 don’t have that much speed,” Matz said. “That should push us closer to where Bodemeister is and we know that horse has speed. It looks like it ends up all right, we just have to be running away from the gate.” “There were a few on the board I’d rather have,” Lukas said. “It’s OK because we’re not a speed horse anyway.” The 21st horse on the earnings list is My Adonis, an also eligible who would need a defection before 9 a.m. EDT Friday, when Derby wagering opens, to get into the 1¬º-mile race. The draw was a traditional pill pull in which horses’ entries are pulled at the same time as a numbered pill to determine what stall a horse will break from the starting gate. If all 20 horses start, the $2,219,600 purse would be the richest since 2005, when the Derby first became a guaranteed $2 million event. The winner earns $1,459,600. Post time is 6:24 p.m. EDT.

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL star Junior Seau was found shot to death at his home Wednesday morning in what police said appeared to be a suicide. He was 43. Police Chief Frank McCoy said Seau’s girlfriend reported finding him unconscious with a gunshot wound to the chest and lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful. A gun was found near him, McCoy said. Police said no suicide note was found and they didn’t immediately know who the gun was registered to. “We believe it was a suicide,” said Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Mata. “There is no indication of foul play.” Seau’s mother appeared before reporters, weeping uncontrollably. “I don’t understand ... I’m shocked,” Luisa Seau cried out. Her son gave no indication of a problem when she spoke to him by phone earlier this week, she said. “He’s joking to me, he

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Bounty suspensions hit Browns, Packers, too Browns linebacker Fujita suspended for first three games CLEVELAND (AP) — Scott Fujita’s first two seasons in Cleveland ended early with injuries. His third may start late, and not because of anything he did with the Browns. The outspoken linebacker was suspended three games without pay by the NFL on Wednesday for his involvement in the New Orleans Saints “bounty” program, which rewarded players thousands of dollars for hard hits on opponents. Fujita, who spent four seasons with New Orleans before signing as a free agent with Cleveland in 2010, was one of four players suspended as commissioner Roger Goodell continues cracking down on the rogue cash-for-hits system that has tainted the Saints’ rise to Super Bowl champions. Along with Fujita, New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season, defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove, now with Green Bay, was suspended for the first eight games, and Saints defensive end Will Smith was banned from the opening

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THIS JAN. 13, 2007 file photo shows New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita reacting after his team made a play against the Philadelphia Eagles. Fujita is now with the Cleveland Browns. four games. Fujita got off with the lightest penalty, but the 33-year-old will lose approximately $644,000 if he misses the three games. He is expected to appeal the ruling. The NFL said Fujita “pledged a significant amount of money to the prohibited pay-forperformance/bounty pool during the 2009 NFL Playoffs.” The league said the pool paid large cash payoffs for “cart-offs” and “knockouts,” plays during which an opposing player was injured. Fujita did not immediately respond to an

email or phone call from the AP seeking comment. He is not taking part in the Browns’ “voluntary” offseason conditioning program and remains in California with his family. His wife, Jaclyn, recently gave birth to the couple’s third daughter. Browns coach Pat Shurmur said the team will abide by Goodell’s ruling. “We will respect the Commissioner’s decision,” Shurmur said in a statement. “Scott is a valued member of the Cleveland Browns, and we look forward to his

participation in our offseason program and training camp.” According to the league, Hargrove, who signed as a free agent with Green Bay in March “actively obstructed the league’s 2010 investigation into the program by being untruthful to investigators.” The league said evidence showed Hargrove told a player on another team that Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre was the target of a large bounty during the NFC championship in 2010. A Packers spokesman said the team will not comment on Hargrove’s suspension. Fujita and Hargrove are allowed to participate in their team’s offseason programs and can play in exhibition games before their suspensions start. Fujita’s involvement in the Saints’ illegal bounty program — the league called it a “leadership role” — would seem to contradict many of his beliefs. Active in social causes, Fujita is an executive member of the players’ union and has worked diligently to raise awareness for player safety.

Spurs crush Jazz for 2-0 lead SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tony Parker scored 18 points and the San Antonio Spurs handed Utah its second-worst playoff loss in franchise history, beating the Jazz 114-83 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. NBA Coach of the Year Gregg Popovich practically put the Spurs on autopilot after a 20-0 run in the second quarter that stunned the Jazz, who had vowed to play better after the Spurs easily won Game 1. But this humiliating rout was even easier. The Jazz never quite greeted Parker with the hard fouls the All-Star was supposed to have coming, and the Utah frontcourt of Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap wasn’t any more imposing on offense. Jefferson scored 10 points, and Millsap had nine. Game 3 is Saturday night in Salt Lake City. The only bigger embarrassment for the Jazz in the playoffs was a 42point loss to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in the 1998 NBA Finals. It’s the first time the Spurs have led a series 2-0 since opening the 2008 playoffs against Phoenix. San Antonio won that series in five, and unless the Jazz can shake this off, this one will be over just as quick. If not sooner. “We were aggressive and we wanted to make sure we matched their energy,” Parker said. It was a total collapse by the Jazz in spite of flying back to Salt Lake City and regrouping with two days of practice after losing the opener Sunday. Back home, Jazz

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SCOREBOARD L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 6 San Diego 2, Milwaukee 0 Miami 2, San Francisco 1 High school Wednesday's Games Houston 8, N.Y. Mets 1 High school sports Colorado 8, L.A. Dodgers 5 TONIGHT San Diego 5, Milwaukee 0 Baseball Arizona at Washington, n Houston at Fort Loramie Chicago Cubs 3, Cincinnati 1 Triad at Riverside Philadelphia at Atlanta, n Russia at Anna Pittsburgh at St. Louis, n West Liberty at Versailles Miami at San Francisco, n Lehman at New Knoxville Thursday's Games Botkins at Jackson Center Philadelphia (Blanton 2-3) at Softball Atlanta (Delgado 2-2), 12:10 p.m. Russia at Anna Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-1) at Botkins at Jackson Center Cincinnati (Bailey 1-2), 12:35 p.m. Triad at Riverside Pittsburgh (Bedard 1-4) at St. Houston at Fort Loramie Louis (Westbrook 3-1), 1:45 p.m. St. Henry at Minster Miami (A.Sanchez 1-0) at San New Bremen at Parkway Francisco (Vogelsong 0-1), 3:45 p.m. West Liberty at Versailles Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-0) at Stivers JV at Christian Aca. Washington (Detwiler 2-1), 7:05 Boys tennis p.m. Lehman at Miami Valley Friday's Games Sidney at Trotwood L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, —— 2:20 p.m. FRIDAY Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 Baseball p.m. Sidney at Fairmont Philadelphia at Washington, Anna at West Liberty 7:05 p.m. Versailles at New Knoxville Arizona at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Parkway at New Bremen St. Louis at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Minster at St. Henry Atlanta at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Softball Miami at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Sidney at Fairmont Milwaukee at San Francisco, Anna at St. Henry 10:15 p.m. Mechanicsburg at Riverside —— Arcanum at Houston American League Spencerville at New Bremen East Division Wapak at Minster L Pct GB W Boys tennis Tampa Bay . . . 16 8 .667 — Lehman at Centerville Baltimore . . . . 15 9 .625 1 Track Sidney, Houston, Fort Loramie, New York. . . . . 13 10 .565 2½ Toronto . . . . . . 14 11 .560 2½ Russia at Covington Inv. Lehman, Riverside at WL- Boston . . . . . . . 11 12 .478 4½ Central Division Salem Inv. — Jackson Center, Fairlawn at In- Cleveland . . . . 11 10 .524 Chicago . . . . . . 12 11 .522 — dian Lake Inv. Detroit. . . . . . . 12 12 .500 ½ —— 16 .304 5 Kansas City . . . 7 SATURDAY Minnesota . . . . 6 17 .261 6 Baseball West Division Lehman at Fairlawn 8 .680 — Texas . . . . . . . . 17 Riverside at Southeastern 5 Oakland . . . . . 12 13 .480 Arcanum at Houston (2) Seattle . . . . . . . 11 14 .440 6 Fort Loramie at Troy Los Angeles . . . 9 15 .375 7½ Softball Tuesday's Games Brookville at Sidney (2) Baltimore 7, N.Y. Yankees 1 Lehman at Fairlawn Detroit 9, Kansas City 3 Riverside at Southeastern (2) Toronto 8, Texas 7 Versailles at St. Marys (2) Oakland 5, Boston 3 Track Tampa Bay 3, Seattle 1 New Knoxville at Ada Inv. Chicago White Sox 7, Cleveland Boys tennis 2 Sidney at GWOC meet L.A. Angels 4, Minnesota 0 Wednesday's Games ASEBALL Toronto 11, Texas 5 Kansas City 3, Detroit 2 State rankings Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Ohio High School Baseball Oakland at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Coaches Association Seattle at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. State rankings Cleveland at Chicago White Division I 1. Grove City ...........................17-1 Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Angels, 10:05 2. Centerville ..........................1`8-2 3. Cincinnati Moeller...............15-4 p.m. Thursday's Games 4. Avon......................................18-0 5. Mason ..................................15-4 Seattle (Millwood 0-2) at 6. Anthony Wayne....................17-1 Tampa Bay (Niemann 1-3), 1:10 7. Jackson.................................15-1 p.m. 8. Broadview Heights ..............16-3 Cleveland (Masterson 0-2) at 9. Cincinnati Elder ..................17-6 Chicago White Sox (Danks 2-3), 10. Hudson ...............................16-1 8:10 p.m. Division II N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 0-0) at 1. Defiance................................17-1 Kansas City (Duffy 1-2), 8:10 p.m. 2. Jonathan Alder ....................14-3 Toronto (Morrow 2-1) at L.A. 3. Edison...................................17-2 Angels (Haren 1-1), 10:05 p.m. 4. Belleviue...............................18-4 Friday's Games 5. Columbus DeSales...............16-4 Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 6. Cambridge............................19-4 7:05 p.m. 7. Wapakoneta..........................14-3 Texas at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. New Richmond.....................16-1 Baltimore at Boston, 7:10 p.m. 9. Sheridan...............................15-4 Oakland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 10. Canfield ..............................11-3 p.m. Division III N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City, 1. Ontario .................................19-0 8:10 p.m. 2. Grand Valey .........................15-0 Toronto at L.A. Angels, 10:05 3. Carlisle .................................20-2 p.m. 4. Summit Country Day ..........18-2 Minnesota at Seattle, 10:10 5. Madison................................19-4 6. Portsmouth West .................16-2 p.m. 7. Wheelersburg .......................18-2 8. Canton Central Cath. ............---ASKETBALL 9. VERSAILLES ....................16-5 10. Bloom-Carroll ....................14-2 NBA playoffs Division IV 1. Hopewell-Loudon.................17-1 NBA Daily Playoff Glance 2. Tinora ...................................13-2 The Associated Press 3. Bethel ...................................20-3 All Times EDT 4. Southern...............................20-0 (x-if necessary) 5. Leipsic ..................................18-2 FIRST ROUND 6. Newark Catholic ..................12-5 (Best-of-7) 7. Seven Hills ...........................17-3 Tuesday, May 1 8. John F. Kennedy ..................12-0 9. Buckeye Central ..................18-5 Boston 87, Atlanta 80, series 10. Berlin Hiland .......................9-3 tied 1-1 ALSO: 11. MINSTER 18-5. Philadelphia 109, Chicago 92, Also receiving votes: Fort series tied 1-1 Loramie, Lehman, Bradford L.A. Lakers 104, Denver 100, Major Leagues L.A. Lakers lead series 2-0 Wednesday, May 2 National League San Antonio 114, Utah 83, San The Associated Press Antonio leads series 2-0 East Division Indiana at Orlando, n L Pct GB W L.A. Clippers at Memphis, n 9 .609 — Washington . . . 14 Thursday, May 3 Atlanta . . . . . . 14 10 .583 ½ New York. . . . . 13 12 .520 2 Miami at New York, 7 p.m. Philadelphia . . 12 12 .500 2½ Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9:30 Miami . . . . . . . . 9 14 .391 5 p.m. Central Division Friday, May 4 St. Louis . . . . . 15 8 .652 — Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati . . . . 11 11 .500 3½ Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Houston. . . . . . 11 14 .440 5 L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 Milwaukee . . . 11 14 .440 5 p.m. Pittsburgh. . . . 10 13 .435 5 Saturday, May 5 Chicago. . . . . . . 8 15 .348 7 Indiana at Orlando, 2 p.m. West Division Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 4:30 Los Angeles . . . 17 8 .680 — Arizona . . . . . . 13 11 .542 3½ p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 San Francisco . 12 11 .522 4 Colorado . . . . . 12 12 .500 4½ p.m. San Diego. . . . . 9 17 .346 8½ San Antonio at Utah, 10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Sunday, May 6 Arizona 5, Washington 1 Chicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 2 Miami at New York, 3:30 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m. ppd., rain L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9:30 Houston 6, N.Y. Mets 3 p.m. St. Louis 10, Pittsburgh 7

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SAN ANTONIO Spurs’ DeJuan Blair (45) and Utah Jazz’s Alec Burks, right, chase a loose ball during the second quarter of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday in San Antonio. coach Tyrone Corbin admitted feeling unusually nervous before that Game 1, but said before tipoff this time that those jitters were under control. By the second quarter, Corbin appeared to be wrestling with disgust. That’s when the Spurs held the Jazz scoreless for more than 7 minutes while rookie Kawhi Leonard and unheralded swingman Danny Green outplayed the Jazz’s stars. Utah shot 5 of 28 in the second quarter and the Jazz filed off the court at halftime walking slow, heads down and quiet. It had been only minutes earlier the Jazz were as close as 31-26. But the Spurs blew the game open so comfort-

ably and quickly that Parker and Duncan never left the bench in the fourth quarter. Jefferson and Howard, who also had 10 points, were Utah’s leading scorers. It was the most lopsided postseason win for the Spurs since beating the Nuggets by 28 in 2005. San Antonio’s playoff record is a 40point victory over Denver in 1983. Duncan finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Leonard scored 17 points, and Green had 13. At least the Jazz didn’t look the most embarrassed the entire night. Popovich again had to show off his coach of the year trophy before the game, this time for fans

while standing between Duncan and Spurs great David Robinson. Popovich obliged for several seconds before scrambling to hand the trophy off to one of his assistants as fast as possible. Notes: The last Jazz team to rally from an 0-2 deficit and win a playoff series was 2007, when Utah came back to beat Houston in the first round. The Spurs later beat that team on their way to their fourth championship. ... Backup Spurs C Tiago Splitter (sprained wrist) was available to play but the rout gave Popovich the luxury of letting the big man continue to heal. Popovich said Splitter should be better by Game 3.

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LOVE Kyle Busch not 1 BROTHERLY only earned his fourth consecutive spring race win in Richmond, his Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota found Victory Lane in Friday night’s Nationwide Series race. Kyle’s brother, Kurt, drove the No. 54 Monster Energy car to KBM’s first ever NNS win. Kyle and Kurt are splitting the ride this season. Prior to the victory, the team had scored only one top 10 in 2012, an eighth at Auto Club Speedway.

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RIVALRY Kyle’s Rich2 BROTHERLY mond win also tied with his brother Kurt for 26th on NASCAR’s all-time wins list. Each brother has 24 career Cup wins — Kyle in 266 race; Kurt in 409. The only active Cup drivers with more career victories are Jeff Gordon (85), Jimmie Johnson (55), Tony Stewart (46), Bill Elliott (44) and Mark Martin (40). A ROLL Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s sec3 ONond-place finish at RIR was his third top-3 finish in the last five races. Earnhardt has yet to finish outside of the top 15 this season and, for the first time since his DEI days of 2004, has enjoyed a string of five consecutive top-10 finishes. RE-ASSESS Ten drivers have 4 LET’S started all nine Sprint Cup races this year and have failed to record a top10 finish. The infamous list: Marcos Ambrose, Dave Blaney, Landon Cassill, David Gilliland, Bobby Labonte, Casey Mears, Michael McDowell, David Ragan, David Reutimann and Regan Smith. Four other drivers — Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard and Juan Pablo Montoya — have yet to score a top-5 run.

Sprint Cup Standings DRIVER (WINS) Greg Biffle (1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Denny Hamlin (2) Matt Kenseth (1) Martin Truex Jr. Jimmie Johnson Kevin Harvick Tony Stewart (2) Carl Edwards Ryan Newman (1)

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Kyle Busch (1) Clint Bowyer Brad Keselowski (1) Paul Menard Joey Logano Juan Pablo Montoya Jeff Gordon Jamie McMurray Mark Martin Jeff Burton

POINTS BEHIND 338 — 333 -5 329 -9 328 -10 316 -22 314 -24 313 -25 307 -31 287 -51 278 -60

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Kyle Busch does victory burnouts following his win in the Capital City 400 from Richmond International Raceway.

By MATT TALIAFERRO Athlon Sports Racing Editor

Saturday evening’s Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway was not unlike many of the NASCAR Sprint Cup events over the past month. A dearth of cautions — only five, the second-least at RIR in 14 years — pockmarked the 300-mile event. However, Richmond provided an exciting, and controversial, finish that produced an all-too-familiar victor in Kyle Busch. While Busch had yet to win in the 2012 season, his victory marked the fourth consecutive win in Richmond’s spring race for the 26-yearold Las Vegas native. His past wins have been dominant, but it took a string of events late in this race for Busch to cash in. “Wherever that last caution came from, that was the saving grace — just the luck of the day,” Busch said of a debris caution on lap 388 of 400. “The guys did a fast pit stop, got us the lead off pit road, which was a huge advantage, just being able to give me the control of the restart and not have to wait on Tony (Stewart) or cause myself to spin my tires, or what have you, and get behind.

The fireworks started well before then, though. A caution for debris on lap 311 changed the complexion of the race. Busch was awarded the Lucky Dog, placing him on the lead lap after being down one. Race leader Jimmie Johnson was then issued a pit road penalty during his stop, sending him to the rear of the field. The subsequent restart found Tony Stewart the leader, with Carl Edwards to his outside. Edwards, though, believed his No. 99 Ford to be the lead car, and when the green waved, Stewart spun his tires, allowing Edwards to sprint away. NASCAR ruled that Edwards “jumped the restart” by taking off before crossing into the “restart box” — a pair of painted lines on the track prior to the start/finish line that mark when the leader can hit the gas. Edwards was assessed a black flag, handing the lead back to Stewart. But just as it appeared Stewart would cruise to his third win of the season, the final debris caution was thrown, reportedly for an aluminum can on the backstretch. When the field hit pit road for a final set of tires, Busch beat Stewart out and quickly jumped to a sizable lead on the restart. Dale Earnhardt Jr. also got by

I Richard Petty Motorsports announced on Monday that Mike Ford had been hired as crew Nationwide Standings chief for its No. 43 team and driver Aric Almirola. Ford replaces Greg Erwin in the role. DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND 1. Elliott Sadler (2) 285 — “Mike Ford is an elite crew chief who knows what it takes 2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (2) 283 -2 to be a winner at this level,” team co-owner Richard Petty 3. Austin Dillon 262 -23 said. “We’re fortunate that he was available and that we 4. Sam Hornish Jr. 232 -53 could reach a deal to bring him over to our place. We’ve 5. Michael Annett 220 -65 taken a lot of big steps at RPM in the past year and I think 6. Cole Whitt 207 -78 this might be that one piece of the puzzle we were missing.” 7. Justin Allgaier 192 -93 8. Taylor Malsam 182 -103 Ford led Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team to 9. Trevor Bayne 180 -105 six consecutive Chase for the Championship appearances. 10. Mike Bliss 174 -111 Hamlin and Ford won a total of 17 Cup races from 2006-11

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Stewart, but when his brakes began to fade, the race was clearly in Busch’s hands. “That’s what it looked like to me,” a curt Stewart said of the debris afterwards. “I mean, it was out of the groove. It had been sitting there for eight laps. When the caution is for a plastic bottle on the backstretch, it’s hard to feel good about losing that one.” As for Edwards’ penalty, he and crew chief Bob Osborne questioned NASCAR about it during and after the race, even meeting with officials in the NASCAR hauler. Their contention was that the team’s spotter was told by an official that they were the lead car, prompting Edwards to bring the field to green. He was also posted on the track’s pylon as the leader. NASCAR vice president of competition, Robin Pemberton, made it clear after the race that Edwards was not the leader and that he did jump the start. So his point was moot regardless. “We had to just agree to disagree, and that’s the way it is,” Edwards said after his meeting with NASCAR. “They run the sport, and they do the best job they can, and I drive a racecar and do the very best job I can.”

and finished third in the point standings in ’06 and second in 2010. Ford was released from JGR following 2011, when Hamlin scored only one win and the team had clearly lost a step. He’ll take on a team that has one top 10 in 2012 (eighth, Martinsville) and is ranked 23rd in the standings. Almirola’s teammate, Marcos Ambrose, is having an equally frustrating season with zero top 10s. “Richard Petty Motorsports has proven to be a winning organization with the potential to be a Chase contender,” said Ford. “(Competition Director) Sammy Johns has built a solid foundation from a competition standpoint and I’m looking forward to working with Aric and the rest of the team.”

Truck Standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

SPRINT CUP SERIES Track: Talladega Superspeedway Race: Aaron’s 499 Location: Talladega, Ala. When: Sunday, May 6 TV: FOX (12:00 p.m. EST) Layout: 2.66-mile tri-oval Banking/Turns: 33 degrees Banking/Tri-Oval: 18 degrees Banking/Backstretch: 2 degrees 2011 Winners: Jimmie Johnson/Clint Bowyer Crew Chief’s Take: “Being at the right place at the right time and picking a dancing partner wisely are the ultimate keys to winning at Talladega. While horsepower and aero are important, the CoT evens the playing field in the aero department, and the restrictor plates do so (although not to the same extent) under the hoods. Talladega is the track where you don’t have any control, particularly sitting on pit road. So much can happen that is out of our control. We do the best we can to get the car handling well and create a smart pit strategy, but most of this race depends on the driver and the spotter.” NATIONWIDE SERIES Track: Talladega Superspeedway When: Saturday, May 5 TV: ABC (3:00 p.m. EST) 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway When: Friday, May 18 TV: SPEED (7:30 p.m. EST) 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch

Classic Moments Talladega Superspeedway Before the Talladega grandstand became the unofficial home of Earnhardt Nation, the crowd came to pay homage to its beloved “Alabama Gang.” And on Aug. 3, 1980, Neil Bonnett, the favorite son of Bessemer, Ala., gave them a reason to celebrate — and a finish to remember. Cale Yarborough brought the field to green on a restart with eight laps remaining in the Talladega 500. Dale Earnhardt reeled in Yarborough within the first lap, but Bonnett and Benny Parsons tracked down the duo. Bonnett’s Mercury muscled by the two leaders as the foursome screamed through the trioval with three to go. Earnhardt mounted one final charge on the last lap but could not get by Bonnett on the low side in Turns 3 and 4. The six-car-length victory was the final one for Mercury in the Cup Series.

Athlon Fantasy Stall Looking at Checkers: He has to break that 138-race winless streak somewhere, right? Here’s looking at you, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Pretty Solid Pick: Jimmie Johnson will be Junior’s dancing partner. Good Sleeper Pick: Martin Truex Jr. has one coming ... and he’s pretty good on the plate tracks. Runs on Seven Cylinders: Kasey Kahne needs his top-10 streak to continue, but his three top 10s at ’Dega in 16 starts don’t bode well for his chances. Insider Tip: The most unpredictable track on the circuit. Stick to the Big Guns in your fantasy lineup. Hendrick Motorsports

DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Timothy Peters 163 — James Buescher (1) 159 -4 Justin Lofton 152 -11 Ty Dillon 149 -14 Nelson Piquet Jr. 140 -23 Parker Kligerman 137 -26 Ron Hornaday 129 -34 John King (1) 124 -39 Jason White 120 -43 Matt Crafton 115 -48

1. Greg Biffle 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3. Jimmie Johnson 4. Martin Truex Jr. 5. Tony Stewart 6. Denny Hamlin

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HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS’ NOS. 48 & 88 SHOP Drivers Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. lead the Sprint Cup Series with seven top-10 finishes each through nine races. Earnhardt is second in the standings, Johnson sixth.

7. Matt Kenseth 8. Carl Edwards 9. Kyle Busch

HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS’ NOS. 5 & 24 SHOP Drivers Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon have combined for five top 10s in 2012. Kahne sits 24th in the standings, Gordon 17th. Compiled and written by Matt Taliaferro. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattTaliaferro or email at Matt.Taliaferro@AthlonSports.com

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Limped to his first sub-13th-place finish of the season at Richmond. Biffle still enjoys the best average finish on the circuit at 7.2, but Junior is gaining ... Junior is making a strong case for No. 1, but it’s hard to place anyone at the top of the heap without a win to their credit. Of course, that could change this weekend at Talladega. Along with Earnhardt, Johnson leads the series with seven top-10 finishes. If not for a costly pit-road penalty at Richmond, he may have scored his first win of the year. Richmond has never been too kind to Truex and Saturday night’s race was no exception. The NAPA Hot Rod recorded its worst finish of the season — a 25th, one lap off the pace. Smoke came within a beer can of his third win of the 2012 season. Stewart’s mood after the race reflected his frustration, prompting chuckles from Earnhardt Jr. in the Media Center. Some drivers would gladly take a fourth-place showing on one of the Cup Series’ three short tracks. Not Hamlin, who’s a short-track ace with two wins at his home track in Richmond. An 11th-place run at Richmond ended a three-race top-5 streak. The series’ most recent plate-track winner leads the field back to its second plate stop this weekend at big, bad Talladega. Finally led some meaningful laps — a race-high 206 — at Richmond, but the black flag spelled his doom. As he typically does, Edwards handled the frustration with class. Last week, I said in this very space that it appeared Kyle and the boys were headed in the right direction, but we’d “have to see.” I guess Kyle showed me. Looked excellent through the first half on Saturday, but plummeted through the field as the night wore on. That’s not like Harvick or this team. That said, ’Dega will be good to them. Make that three consecutive showings of eighth or better. And the 5 team is only going to get better. Fought a loose racecar most of the night in Richmond, but managed a ninth-place finish. Can’t wait to see what Bowyer and crew chief Brian Pattie do in an MWR Toyota at Talladega. Qualified first, finished eighth at Richmond. Yes, he’s 53-years-old. Somehow still hanging in at 10th in the standings. And that win will pay off when they next visit RIR. AJ Allmendinger, Jeff Gordon, Jamie McMurray, Paul Menard, Juan Pablo Montoya

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