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COMING SATURDAY Remote Possibilities • The season finale of “The Mentalist” has the cast seeing red as they continue to search for notorious serial killer, Red John. The show airs Sunday on CBS. Inside

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The rush to obtain concealed a carry permit is continuing as Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart reports his office has processed more permits already this year than during all of 2012. Lenhart said his office has issued 397 new permits as of April

30, compared to approximately 350 during 2012. He said his office also processed 50 renewals during April. The dramatic increase mirrors a similar trend statewide. Attorney General Mike DeWine reported Thursday that 31,407 new licenses and 6,354 renewals were issued during the first quarter of this year. During the same period last year, 16,823 new permits were issued.

Lenhart said he thinks there are several reasons for the marked increase in concealed carry permits. “I think one of the reasons is obvious, the school shootings and the bombing in Boston have stirred up interest in personal safety,” he said. Another reason cited by Lenhart is that some people are concerned about their Second Amendment See CONCEAL/Page 2

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Teens take on responsibility of running family orchard • When you think of all the things teenagers get involved in, operating an orchard is not likely to come to mind. Austin McGown and Riley Luthman are taking care of the Wildermuth Orchard. 15

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Thelma M. Love • Sy Hsien Hsiang • Mark A. “Marty” Vehorn • Mildred A. “Mude” Hausfeld • Paul B. Brown

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TODAY’S THOUGHT “Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.” — William Inge (1913-1973) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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BY PATRICIA ANN free and open to the pubic. It SPEELMAN will be in the church ary at 7 p.m. Seating is limited to 275 and no Congressional Medal of reservations will be taken, so Honor recipient Herschel interested people are encourWoodrow “Woody” Williams, of aged to arrive early to ensure Huntington, W.V., will be hon- having a seat. ored at a dinner and then give During his visit here, a talk, open to the public, in Williams will also give talks Sidney May 10. at Sidney High School at His appearance has been about 10 a.m. (dependent on arranged by Dale Peterson, of weather and the pilots’ ability Sidney. The dinner and speech to fly Williams in from West will be at the St. Paul’s United Virginia that morning) and at Church of Christ, 707 N. Ohio Fairlawn High School at 1:15 Ave. p.m. U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, RThe dinner at 6 p.m. is free Urbana, will attend the Fairand open to the public, but it lawn presentation. Both Photo provided is limited to the first 95 peo- school presentations are also PRESIDENT HARRY S. Truman (left) presents the Congresple who call 492-8540 for open to the public. reservations. Williams was awarded the sional Medal of Honor to U.S. Marine Corporal Herschel Williams’s speech is also See MEDAL/Page 3 Woodrow “Woody” Williams in October 1945.

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A Minster-area woman who led law enforcement officers on chase through two counties was apprehended early Thursday morning after Sidney police officers put stop down sticks on Interstate 75 near Daniels the Ohio 47 exit. Lindsey Daniels, 24, 12075 State Route 363, has been charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to comply, two counts of drug abuse, open container, failure to reinstate driver’s license and a lane of travel violation. She appeared by video arraignment in Miami County Municipal Court Thursday and was released on her own recognizance. See CHASE/Page 3

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Police log WEDNESDAY -7:52 p.m.: assault. A Sidney resident suffered a bloody nose in a domestic violence incident at North Main Avenue residence. -7 p.m.: arrest. Offices arrested Connie Owens, 33, of Troy, after she allegedly stole 26 Blu ray discs valued at $679 from Kroger, 2100 Michigan St. -1:41 p.m.: theft. Sherri L. Cotterman, 1106 Hamilton Ave., reported someone stole money from a prepaid credit card. -1:09 p.m.: contempt. Officers arrested Matthew Cotterman, 27, at large, on a warrant out of Sidney Municipal Court. -11:46 a.m.: items stolen. Amanda Joyce Greene, 120 E. Clay St., reported someone entered her apartment and stole an angel clock, vacuum cleaner, picture frame and 20 shirts. Loss was set at $265. -10:41 a.m.: theft from cemetery. Nancy M. Dever, 1112 Hilltop Ave., reported the theft of a concrete bench from a grave site at Graceland Cemetery. Loss was set at $150. -10:04 a.m.: criminal damaging. Richard Swartz, 1305 Constitution Ave., someone scratched the paint on the rear driver’s side of his truck. Damage was estimated at $250. -8:53 a.m.: theft. Carlos R. Yates, 821 S. Walnut Ave., reported a CD player and a pair of shoes were stolen from his vehicle. Loss was set at $200.

-5:14 a.m.: arrest. Offices arrested Flenare Marcus, 22, of Cincinnati, for falsification. Marcus reported being robbed of personal property in the vicinity of Fair Road and I-75. Further investigation revealed the report was false. SUNDAY -1:46 p.m..: theft. Betty S. Freytag, of Sidney, reported her credit card was misused. -1:38 p.m.: criminal damaging. Officers investigated a report of the door frame being damaged on a wood shed next to the pool at Arrowhead Apartments, 807 Arrowhead Drive. APRIL 6 -5:32 p.m.: assault. Roger Lavern Gross Jr., 530 N. Miami Ave., reported his son was struck with a rock. The boy suffered a minor cut on his right ear, according to police reports.

Fire, rescue THURSDAY -3:13 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of Jefferson St. .-3:09 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 500 block of North Wagner Avenue. WEDNESDAY -10:01 p.m.: oven fire. Firefighters responded to 502 N. Main Ave. on a report of an oven fire. The fire was put out with an extinguisher and a fan was used to clear smoke from the home. -2:38 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1000 block of Fair Road. -11:45 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 600 block of North Stolle Avenue.

Free at Last meetings begin LOCKINGTON — A new ministry of Lockington United Methodist Church, Free at Last, will begin meeting tonight at 6:30 at the church at 2190 Miami Conservancy Road. Free at Last is a Christ-centered program that is open to anyone with any kind of addiction or compulsive behavior. The program

is designed to help participants know Christ as their higher power and give them the tools to develop a relationship with him and depend on his power to overcome their addictions and compulsive behavior, program organizers said. For more information, call Judy Zwiebel, (937) 726-3636.


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Milligan re-elected Raise the Roof for the Arts president Election of officers was held during the annual meeting of Raise the Roof for the Arts on March 19 at 126 E. Poplar St. in downtown Sidney. Members also reviewed board terms and the 2012 Historic Sidney Theatre activities for the Raise the Roof organization. President of the Board Mardie Milligan called the annual meeting to order and the following directors were elected for a new three year term: Lisa Alvetro, Nancy Brown, Walt Bennett, Jerry Doerger Rudy Keister. and Other directors serving on the board include John Dunlap, Sarah Kleinhans, Ken Monnier, Mark Starrett, Christi Thomas, Libby VanTreese, John Beigel, Dan Freytag, Milligan, Tom Milligan and Judy Westerheide. A motion was made and approved to elect the following slate of officers for 2013: President Mardie Milligan; Vice President John Dunlap; Secretary Nancy Brown; and Treasurer Walt Bennett. In other business the 2012 financial statements were presented by Bennett and approved. Standing and committees special were approved with board representation as follows: board development, Monnier; finance and audit, Bennett and Doerger; design committee, Freytag; events committee, Starrett; production committee, Thomas; masquerade committee, Westerheide; marketing committee, Dunlap and the executive committee is

comprised of the officers of the corporation. Conflict of interest policy statements were upfor board dated members. Sarah Barr, project coordinator for Raise the Roof for the Arts, recapped the 2012 year of events held at the Historic Sidney Theatre. In May there were two evenings of One Act Plays performed by Sock & Buskin Players. A Progressive Dinner was held in June in partnership with downtown businesses, The Bridge Restaurant, Terry’s Bar and The Nook, with the evening ending at the theatre for desert, coffee and a participatory art on demonstration stage. The group rounded out the summer with performances of “Dear Edwina” and “School House Rock,” both performed by Sock & Buskin Players. During Applefest, The Historic Sidney theatre hosted an Industrial Timeline Exhibit with exhibits from Emerson Climate Technologies, Honda of America, AAA Travel Club, The SidneyShelby County Senior Center, Girl Scouts of America and Witwer along Chiropractic, with The Historic Sidney Theatre and Raise the Roof for the Arts. “Rocky Horror Picture Show” took to the stage in October and “Mr. Scrooge” the musical was held in December, both performed by Sock & Buskin Players. The classic story “It’s a Wonderful Life” was also performed in December by Sidney

MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court on Wednesday, Judge Duane Goettesentenced moeller Michael T. Stotler, 23, 10846 Schenk Road, to 60 days in jail and fined him $1,000 and $108 court costs on a drug abuse charge. All but $150 of the fine was suspended. An open container charge against Stotler was dismissed. • Lewis C. Johnson, 32, 1113 Spruce Ave., was fined $150 and $105 costs on a drug abuse charge. • Patricia Nickels, 22, 735 Foraker Ave., was fined $150 and $138 costs on a criminal trespass charge. • Lewis C. Johnson, 1113 Spruce Ave., was sentenced to five days in jail and was fined $375 and $103 costs on a driving under the influence charge. Refusal with prior DUI and signals before changing course charges were dismissed. • Adrian L. Gregory, 27, 312 Monroe St., was


fined $75 and $138 costs on a failure to reinstate license charge. An expired license plates charge was dismissed. • Katie L. Dumke, 20, 432 S. Main Ave., charge of driving under suspension/financial responsibility assurance charge was dismissed. • Ashley N. Schmidt, 22, 5880 State Route 29, Lot 23, was fined $70 and $111 costs for speeding. • Daniel T. Jacob, 24, 1917 Burkewood Drive, was fined $25 and $111 costs on an assured clear distance violation. • Daniel A. Bensman, 47, 14270 Wenger Road, Anna, was fined $30 and $105 costs for speeding. • Ellen S. Britton, 79, 807 Stratford Drive, was fined $25 and $111 costs for a right of way at an intersection violation. • Christopher C. Jones, 43, 113 S. Wilkinson Ave., charges of indecent exposure charge was dismissed and criminal trespass were dismissed.


Sheriff’s log THURSDAY -12:02 p.m.: investigation. Deputies were called to 19969 Johnston Road on a report of someone removing a meter and replacing it with a Dayton Power and Light Co. meter.

Fire, rescue THURSDAY -10:41 a.m.: medical. The Jackson Center and Anna rescue squads responded to the 100 block

of Redbud Circle. -9:20 a.m.: The Houston Rescue Squad responded to the 10000 block of Florida Avenue. WEDNESDAY -9:19 p.m.: medical. The Perry-Port-Salem Rescue Squad responded to the 5800 block of Ohio 29. -8:41 p.m.: medical. The Fort Loramie Rescue Squad responded to the7100 block of Ohio 66, Fort Loramie. -4:35 p.m.: medical. The Anna Rescue Squad responded to Honda of America, 12500 Meranda Road.

Dance Company. To ring in the New Year a Masquerade Party was held on New Year’s Eve. thousand “Two twelve was a busy year at the Historic Sidney Theatre,” said Barr, “It is wonderful to see the marquee light up for local performing groups and others that continue to use the space. When you add it all up, the building was really busy. In 2012 we saw 14 nonperformance events, six live theatrical productions, 17 performances, 171-plus rehearsal days with 6,000-plus users, 300plus local performers, crew, artists and volunteers involved and more than 4,820 audience served. It was fantastic year!” Barr reminded the board that prior to the summer of 2007 there was not any rehearsal or performance space consistently available for the performing arts in Shelby County. “Having this venue continues to make an impact to so many,” she said. In addition to the programs and events held at the theatre Milligan highlighted other noteworthy activities. “In the fall we received Community Development Block Grant funds through the city of Sidney to revitalize the façade. This is a matching fund that adds $50,000 in new monies to our effort. These funds are being used for significant masonry repairs on the west wall, north wall and south front high wall. The masonry work was completed in fall of 2012 and in spring of

2013, the exterior west and north walls will be painted to extend life of masonry repairs and beautify the exterior of the building,” she said. Following the annual meeting the regular board meeting was held. The board approved the chairs of special committees as follows: Events Committee: Thomas Crookshank, chair and Amy Breinich, vice chair; Masquerade Committee: Kelly Rees and Lori Ross as co-chairs. The board also discussed the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) study that is underway with Mike Nauman of Nauman & Zelinski in Dayton to review and make recommendations on a system. Others in the community that have volunteered to assist in the study include: Pete Dexter and Ken Monnier with Emerson Climate and Bob Eck with Eck Refrigeration. Raise the Roof for the Arts is a charitable, notfor-profit organization with a 501 (c) 3 IRS designation. The organization receives gifts to further its mission to renovate and operate the Historic Sidney Theatre for the benefit of the Shelby County community and region. The Historic Sidney Theatre can be found on Facebook at Anyone interested in learning more about Raise the Roof for the Arts and its efforts, should contact any of the board members, call 498-1921 or email,

Sidney resident’s artwork displayed during exhibition The artwork of Karlee Cole, a junior psychology major, was displayed during The University of Findlay’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. Cole, a 2010 graduate of Sidney High School, is the daughter of Kathryn and Curtis Cole, 1302 Garfield Ave. At UF, Cole is active in Psy-Key Club, Students Experiencing Educational Diversity, Thursday Night Live, residence life and Colleges Against Cancer. All students are invited to submit pieces for consideration in the show. Only the best are chosen for inclusion. Michelle Jurod, Toledo, was the guest judge for the show. The University of Findlay is a comprehensive university with a hands-on approach to learning located in Findlay, Ohio, approximately 45 miles south of Toledo. The university has an enrollment of approximately 3,600 full-time and part-time students.

CONCEAL rights following the reelection of President Obama and the push by some lawmakers to enact new gun control legislation. Lenhart he expects the push by people to obtain concealed carry to continue for several months, before leveling off. To accommodate the steady flow of people seeking the permits, the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office is processing the permits from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, in addition to regular hours during the week. “If someone wants a concealed carry permit, they shouldn’t have to take off work to get one,” Lenhart said. Since some area sheriff ’s offices require appointments and don’t have Saturday hours, Lenhart said his office handles permit requests from people living in other counties. The permit fee is $67 and the local office receives $20 for processing

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each permit, which covers the cost of fingerprinting, photograph and background checks, according to Lenhart. Funds from the concealed carry permits have been used to train teachers, administrators and other school staff in handling firearms and other instruction on what to do in the event of an active shooter in their schools. Lenhart noted that in addition to issuing permits, sheriff ’s offices also are responsible for taking away those permits if the holder is charged with a crime of violence or drug offense. He said his office recently took away the permit of a Miami County man who was charged with domestic violence. “That happens rarely,” Lenhart said, noting that less than one-half of one percent of permit holders are stripped of their right to carry a concealed weapon.


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M A R I A STEIN — Mildred A. “Mude” Hausfeld, 90, of 2080 State Route 716 Maria Stein, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at her home. She was born Feb. 27, 1923 in St. Henry, to the late Alfred and Bernadine (Romer) Davis. She married Roman Hausfeld on July 24, 1948, in St. Henry. He survives in Maria Stein. She is also survived by her children, Marilyn Hausfeld, of Miamisburg, Pat Clough, of Dayton, Marti and Dave Hissong, of Centerville, Theresa and PJ Garlock, of Lima, Joannie and Jan Kremer, of Wapakoneta, Joe and Lisa Hausfeld, of West Carrollton, and Annie and Mike Bollheimer, of Fort Loramie; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Esther Davis, pf St. Henry. She was preceded in death by son Bob Hausfeld, and brother and sisters, Harold “Bud” Davis, Thelma and Rich Fiely, Verna and Girard Thomas, Mary and Louis Alexander, Laura and William King, Leoth and Gerald Fink. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein, Knights of St. John Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary,

Maria Stein Card Club and Couples Card Mude Club. graduated form St. Henry High School. After high school, she worked at Scientific and Buckeye Apparel. While her children were growing up she worked summers at Beckman Gast. She also worked with her husband for more than 20 years managing the Knights of St. John’s Hall Maria Stein. She loved listening to the Cincinnati Reds, keeping up on the latest news and spending time with her family. She always surprised her family and friends with her quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Maria Stein, with the Rev. Fr. Ken Schroeder and the Rev. Fr. Tom Brenberger con-celebrants. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 to 10 a.m. at Tuesday Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster. Memorial donations may be made to The State of The Heart Hospice. Condolences may be left at

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Mark A. ‘Marty’ Vehorn MINSTER — Mark A. “Marty” Vehorn, 51, of 139B N. Main St. Minster, died 9:58 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster. He had been ill for one year. He was born July 7, 1961, in Coldwater, to Ralph and Nancy (Daly) Verhorn. They preceded him in death. He is survived by his sisters Jane and Bo Gast, of St. Henry, Beck and Dan Fullenkamp, of Maria Stein, Teri Klosterman and Barry Collinsworth, of Durham, N.C,, Gail and Steve Harris of Centennial, Colo., and Chele and Dave Burd of Newark, along with 18 nieces and nephews. Mark was a plumber and formerly worked at Tom and Jerry’s in Fort


Sidney City Schools has numerous band and choir concerts planned. On Monday, the orchestra for Sidney Middle School/Sidney High School will its chamber music recital. The Sidney High School concert band will perform Tuesday. On Thursday, the Leon Bates, Keys to Success community concert will be held. On May 13, the Sidney Middle School choir will be performing. The Sidney High School choir will be performing May 14. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Sidney High School auditorium.

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The chase began after Troy police pulled her over on Plum Street shortly after 3 a.m. when she was seen driving erratically. Troy police reports state that as the officer exited his car, Daniels sped off, eventually getting on northbound I-75. Daniels had two unidentified pills and marijuana in her possession, according to Troy Police. Miami County Sheriff ’s deputies and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers joined the chase. The chase reportedly reached speeds of 90 mph before the car was stopped in Sidney.

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HERSCHEL WOODROW “Woody” Williams, a Congressional Medal of Honor winner from Huntington, W.V., speaks in front of a photograph of him taken during his service as a Marine in World War II. Williams will speak in Sidney May 10.

MEDAL country’s highest military honor for his service at Iwo Jima during World War II. According to Wikipedia, the Marine corporal distinguished himself on Feb. 23, 1945, “when American tanks, trying to open a lane for infantry, encountered a network of reinforced concrete pillboxes, buried mines, and black volcanic sands. Williams went forward alone with his 70pound flamethrower to attempt the reduction of devastating machine gun fire from the unyielding positions. “Covered by only four riflemen, he fought for four hours under terrific enemy small-arms fire and repeatedly returned to his own lines to prepare demolition charges and obtain serviced flame throwers. He returned to the front, frequently to the rear of hostile emplacements, to wipe out one position after another. At one point, a wisp of smoke alerted him to the air vent of a Japanese bunker, and he approached close enough to put the nozzle of his flamethrower through the hole, killing the occupants. On another occasion, he charged enemy riflemen who attempted to stop him with bayonets and destroyed them with a burst of flame from his weapon. “These actions occurred on the same day as the raising of the U.S. flag on the island’s Mount Suribachi, although Williams was not able to witness the event. He fought through the remainder of the five-weeklong battle …” the Wikipedia entry says. Peterson met Williams when, as a volunteer pilot for the Veterans Airlift Command, Peterson was invited to fly members of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society during their annual meeting, which was in Louisville in 2011. Williams was not one of his passengers

From Page 1 then. Peterson’s passengers were Walter Joseph Marm, Leo Thorsness, Brian Thacker and Donald Ballard. During the event, Peterson and his fellow pilots were treated to tours of Fort Knox and the Kentucky Vietnam Memorial and presented with replica medals of honor. Last fall, he was scheduled to ferry Williams from Toledo back to the veteran’s West Virginia home, but the “mission was scrubbed because Woody was in the hospital” suffering from food poisoning, Peterson said. “(Woody’s grandson) informed me that Woody had come back from speaking in Dallas.” When Peterson asked Williams why he scheduled so many speaking engagements — more than 100 per year — Williams said it was because “I got to pay back.” “Here’s a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, 89 years old, and served in Iwo Jima, and he says he’s got to pay back,” Peterson said emotionally. Williams will be paid an honorarium for his local appearance. The funds will probably go into the Herschel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation, Peterson said. The new foundation plans to erect memorials to Gold Star families nationwide. Williams’s appearance in Sidney has been supported by Peterson, personally, and by his insurance firm, Dale Peterson & Associates Inc., and by Leroi Gas Compressors and RE/MAX One. The dinner will be provided by St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. People wishing to contribute to Williams’s foundation may send checks payable to Herschel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation to Peterson at Dale Peterson & Associates Inc. P.O. Box 378, Sidney, OH 45365.

Tons of waste disposed of in 2012 MARYSVILLE — A total of 73,316.95 tons of waste from the district were disposed of during the fourth quarter of 2012, the Board of Directors of the North Central Ohio Solid Waste Management District learned at its recent meeting. In other business, the board was advised that at the Shelby County Recycling Center, a baler has been delivered and renovations have started to be able to put in the new baler. This project was made possible by a grant the county received. The board learned the transformation to single stream at Union Recyclers has been completed. The facility is up and running. A tour of the facility was given after the meeting. The first quarter 2013 financial report was presented showing a beginning balance of about $1.77 million on

Dec. 31 and an ending balance of about $1.691 million March 31. The first quarter 2013 audit report was presented showing a 28.47 percent expenditure rate of the approved 2013 budget. Expenditures for the first quarter were itemized and presented for approval. The board approved them. The board was told the state audit has been completed. No discrepancies were found. The board voted to have a post-audit meeting with the auditor. Susan Helterbran and Linda Wuethrich, program coordinators, sponsored Companion Gardening/Compost workshop in March in Union County and also a Lunch and Learn in April at the Honda R&D Plant in Raymond. Wuethrich held a teacher’s workshop with Keep Hardin Beautiful in April in Hardin County.


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Report: Suicide rate rises for middle-aged Ohioans

Dem wants pot issue on ballot COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio voters could decide whether to legalize marijuana and tax it like alcohol under the latest attempt in the state to ease access to the drug. State Rep. Robert Hagan, the proposal’s sponsor, says revenue generated by a 15-percent state excise tax on marijuana could help restore cuts to public eduand local cation government. The Youngstown Democrat modeled his proposal for a constitutional amendment on Colorado’s recently passed Amendment 64 that will allow adults 21 and older to legally purchase, cultivate and use cannabis recreationally. establishments Sales would be licensed and registered with the state. Hagan also reintroduced legislation decriminalizing marijuana for medical use. The measure joins two similar proposals that have been certified for the statewide ballot but lack the signatures to proceed. Hagan’s bills lack support from majority Republicans.

Cash rebates possible COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio employers could see $1 billion in cash rebates this summer from the state insurance fund for injured workers under a proposal announced Thursday. About 210,000 businesses and public employers could see a payout in June or July, should the board of directors at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation approve the plan. Checks could range from $5 to more than $3 million. Gov. John Kasich outlined the proposal Thursday at a T-shirt store in Columbus, which could get a $4,000 rebate. “I would call this one of the most significant economic stimulus measures that you could see,” Kasich said. “I think being able to give a billion dollars in cash means there’s going to be a heck of a lot more money floating around inside the state of Ohio, and it will be of significant benefit to the employers, particularly the small businesspeople.”

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BY AMANDA LEE MYERS The Associated Press

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GUESTS LISTEN as Richard Borgerding, second from right, discusses the curriculum of his Aerospace Occupations course on Thursday afternoon at the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua. The Aerospace Occupations Lab at the career center was officially opened with a ribbon cutting and tour of the facility.

Aerospace program lifts off at Upper Valley CC BY WILL E SANDERS Civitas Media PIQUA — It has taken four years to accomplish, but the Aerospace Occupations Program at Upper Valley Career Center is finally off the ground. With funding through the Paul G. Duke Foundation, representatives with the career center and WACO Historical Society dedicated the new program and a new facility Thursday, which is aimed at preparing students for careers in aviation-related businesses. The program is for juniors and seniors and covers the aerospace gamut of aerospace training, from airframe and power plant mechanics and basic theory of flight to introductory flight training, airport management, air traffic control and weather service. Don Willis, the former executive director of WACO historical society, said the task of creating such an aerospace program at the career center has been four years in the making, and a day he has especially been anticipating. “It’s been four years of work since the time we originally conceived this, partnered up with the Upper Valley Career Center and got our grant from the Paul G. Duke Foundation,” Willis said. “And it’s been three years of work after that to put the program together, hire an instructor, put equipment in the lab, and to get an airplane to work on. It’s the culmination of four years of efforts.” He said the Paul G. Duke Foundation provided a three-year grant to WACO, who then found volunteer avi-

ation experts to help the career center in putting together the staff, the course and the training facilities. In addition to the program, there is an aerospace lab and classroom, complete with a $12,000 flight simulator, and a hangar at the Sidney airport. “This is going to lead students onto a secondary path, either college or into the aviation occupation,” he said. “We’re trying to train them for either path.” The program’s instructor is Richard Borgerding, an airplane mechanic with military and civilian experience, who said putting the course together was a “big job.” He said students who take part in the program will receive a vast knowledge about the wide-ranging skills needed for careers in aviation. “They get a little taste of everything out here,” Borgerding said. “It is just a great, up-and-coming program.” Career Center Superintendent Dr. Nancy Luce was unable to attend the dedication, but in a press release stated the program has come along way from four students to 14. “Our goal is to have about 25 to 30 in the two-year program on a sustainable basis,” Luce said. The dedication came complete with a ribbon cutting by Ohio State Rep. Richard Adams, who was the first superintendent at the career center several decades ago. “This is certainly new and exciting,” Adams said as he prepared to cut the ribbon. “This is great, I’m favorably impressed. … This has a lot of potential, not only for students, but also as a part of growing the economy in the area we all call home.”

CINCINNATI (AP) — The suicide rate among middle-aged Ohio residents rose 41.5 percent over the past decade, the 15th-biggest increase in the nation and higher than most neighboring states, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ohio recorded 783 suicides among people 35 to 64 years old in 2010, compared with 517 in 1999. The rate increase was significantly greater than the national figure of 28 percent and higher than the increases seen in Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. It was about even with Michigan, while Indiana had a rate increase of 53.8 percent. The states with the highest increases were Wyoming at 78.8 percent, North Dakota at 70.5 percent and Rhode Island at 69.1 percent, though the actual suicide numbers in those smaller states still are relatively low, between 47 and 92 in 2010. No state experienced a decrease. In the U.S., suicides are more common than homicides, and at more than 38,300, were the 10thleading cause of death in the country in 2010, according to the most recent CDC data available. Possible contributing factors to the recent uptick in suicides among the middle-aged include the economic downturn and the increasing availability of prescription drugs, according to the report. Other stressors cited were split families, aging parents and health problems. Liz Atwell, chief operating officer of Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio, said she’s sure that increased unemployment has partially caused the suicide rate to spike. “When I think about that age range and time period, I’m thinking of the recession and those risk factors for that age group — that’s when people are going through a divorce or get forced into early retirement,” Atwell said. “They lose their identity. You don’t know what to do with yourself.” Atwell said the most common theme among suicides is hopelessness. “They’re so caught up in the despair of where they’re at, they’re not able to feel hopeful or find anything to be hopeful about,” Atwell said. “It’s not so much that they really want to die. They’re just caught up in the pain.” Both the CDC and Atwell say that more awareness is needed, and that mental-health programs and alcohol and substance treatment need to improve, both in quality and availability. In her 10-plus years helping people who are thinking about suicide and families who are coping with loved ones who have killed themselves, Atwell said she personally knew three people who took their lives, including a 55-year-old Cincinnati elementary school teacher who jumped to her death in 2007 from the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge near Lebanon, the tallest bridge in Ohio at 239 feet. Atwell had worked with the principal at Summerside Elementary School to help prevent suicides among her students.

Grand jury adjourns for three weeks COLUMBUS (AP) — An eastern Ohio grand jury has adjourned for three weeks while investigators go back to analyzing evidence and interviewing witnesses to determine whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-yearold girl raped by two high school football players last summer. The panel in Steubenville had met three days in a row before the adjournment was announced after the grand jury

wrapped up Thursday afternoon. The delay will allow investigators from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation “to continue evidence analysis and witness interviews,” Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office said in a statement. It’s the second such delay for the panel, which was seated April 15 but didn’t begin work for two weeks while investigators continued their work. One of the issues before the

panel is whether adults like coaches or school administrators knew of the rape allegation but failed to report it as required by Ohio law. Also Thursday, two teenage girls were sentenced to probation after guilty pleas in the case of threatening tweets sent after the guilty verdict in the rape case was announced March 17. One girl had been charged with aggravated menacing for a tweet that threatened homi-

cide and said “you ripped my family apart,” according to the attorney general’s office. The girl is a cousin of defendant Ma’Lik Richmond, one of the football players found guilty. A Twitter message from the second girl threatened the rape victim with bodily harm, leading to a menacing charge. One of the messages was later reposted on Facebook. The girls acknowledged in court Thursday they “made bad tweets.”

Cuts mean no military presence at Dayton Air Show

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PAWS-itively right to read Vickie Peltier read to students at Emerson and did a little and and tech savvy presentation during Right to Read Week activities. The for the week was “Reading is PAWS-itively awesome!” They have had a number of special guest readers reading their favorite dog-themed books.

DAYTON (AP) — A popular southwest Ohio air show expects attendance to drop 30 percent because of a lack of military participation with the federal budget cuts. The Dayton Air Show, which has drawn as many as 70,000 spectators, is one of the latest shows around the country to be affected by the cuts, which have the military pulling back on spending in what are considered non-essential areas. The cutbacks have affected more than 200 of the approximately 300 air shows held in the United States each year, said John Cudahy, president of the International Council of Air Shows. About 60 shows have been cancelled, and he expects more cancellations as the

season progresses. The Cleveland National Air Show, which has been held over Labor Day weekend since 1964, announced in March the show would be canceled because of federal budget cuts. Military cuts earlier caused the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds to pull out of the Dayton show at the Dayton International Airport, and now organizers say the show will have no military fighter demonstrations or displays for the first time in the event’s nearly 40-year history. “As far as military aircraft equipment that people are used to seeing in the past, that is not going to happen as of now,” the show’s general manager, Brenda Ker-

foot, told the Dayton Daily News ( The Air Force Thunderbirds, an F-16 jet team canceled the team’s entire summer season because of budget cuts. Solo jet performances, such as the F-15 or F-18 fighter demonstrations also were canceled. Kerfoot said there will be displays of other aircraft at the show despite the absence of active U.S. military aircraft that are usually parked on the ground for spectators to explore. This year’s show will highlight the AeroShell Formation Acrobatic team, a MiG-17 demonstration and the flight of the world’s last flying World War II era B-29, “Fifi.”

NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2013. There are 242 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 3, 1973, Chicago’s 110-story Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) was topped out after two years of construction, becoming the world’s tallest building for the next 25 years. On this date: • In 1791, Poland adopted a national constitution. • In 1802, Washington, D.C., was incorporated as a city. • In 1913, Clorox had its beginnings as five entrepreneurs agreed to set up a liquid bleach factory in Oakland, Calif. Author-playwright William Inge was born in Independence, Kan. • In 1916, Irish nationalist Padraic Pearse and two others were executed by the British for their roles in the Easter Rising. • In 1933, Nellie T. Ross became the first female director of the U.S. Mint. • In 1943, Pulitzer Prizes were awarded to Thornton Wilder for his play “The Skin of Our Teeth” and Upton Sinclair for “Dragon’s Teeth.” • In 1948, the Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks or members of other racial groups were legally unenforceable. • In 1952, the Kentucky Derby was televised nationally for the first time on CBS; the winner was Hill Gail. • In 1960, the Harvey Schmidt-Tom Jones musical “The Fantasticks” began a nearly 42-year run at New York’s Sullivan Street Playhouse. • In 1971, the National Public Radio program “All Things Considered” made its debut. • In 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime minister as the Tories ousted the incumbent Labor government in parliamentary elections. • In 1986, in NASA’s first post-Challenger launch, an unmanned Delta rocket lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff, forcing safety officers to destroy it by remote control. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush told a news conference in Crawford, Texas, it was a matter of when — not if — weapons of mass destruction would be found in Iraq. Pope John Paul II urged hundreds of thousands of young people outside Madrid to be “artisans of peace.” New Hampshire awoke to find its granite symbol of independence and stubbornness, the “Old Man of the Mountain,” had collapsed into rubble.


Dog bowl ignites fire SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California couple might be able to blame this one on the dog. Authorities say sun refracted off the dog’s shiny water bowl and ignited a fire at Terry and Shay Weisbrich’s Santa Rosa home on Wednesday afternoon. The fire was quickly put out, but it left a hole in the siding. The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reports that a fire department engineer helped discover the dog bowl’s role in the fire. Rene Torres returned the bowl to its original position during his investigation of the fire’s cause. He found it concentrated light right on the area of the home that was charred. The Press Democrat says the couple’s dog, Toby, had a replacement bowl by the evening.

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Reports hold out hope WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans are losing their jobs. Employers are struggling to squeeze more work from their staffs. The U.S. is producing so much oil that imports are plunging, narrowing the trade deficit. A string of data Thursday raised hopes for stronger hiring and U.S. growth in coming months. More jobs would spur spending and help energize the economy, which has yet to regain full health nearly four years after the Great Recession officially ended. And an interest rate cut Thursday by the European Central Bank, if it helps bolster the European economy, could also contribute to U.S. growth. The U.S. economic reports came one day before the government will report how many jobs employers added in April. Economists think the gain will exceed the 88,000 jobs added in March, the fewest in nine months. The government said Thursday that the number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 324,000 — the fewest since January 2008. Unemployment applications reflect the pace of layoffs: A steady drop means companies are shedding fewer workers. Eventually, they’ll need to hire to meet customer demand or to replace workers who quit.

The four-week average of unemployment applications, which is less volatile than the weekly figure, sank to 342,250. That was near a five-year low. The figures for unemployment applications “point to potential improvement moving into May,” said Ted Wieseman, executive director of Morgan Stanley Research. The government also said Thursday that the productivity of U.S. workers barely grew from January through March after shrinking in the last three months of 2012. Productivity shows how much employees produce per hour of work. When it remains weak, employers can’t keep pulling more output from their staffs. As customer demand strengthens, they’ll need to hire. Productivity grew at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.7 percent in the JanuaryMarch quarter. And that was after it shrank in the October-December quarter. For all of 2012, productivity rose a scant 0.7 percent, after an even punier 0.6 percent rise in 2011. At the same time, the government said the U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March for a second month. The main reason: The daily flow of imported crude oil reached a 17-year low. The trade gap shows how much the value of imports exceeds the value of exports.

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PRESIDENT BARACK Obama (left) and Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto (right) arrive for a news conference at the Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, Thursday.

Leaders talk economy MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama sought on Thursday to tamp down a potential rift with Mexico over a dramatic shift in the cross-border fight against drug trafficking and organized crime, acceding that Mexicans had the right to determine how best to tackle the violence that has plagued their country. Since taking office in December, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has moved to end the widespread access that U.S. security agencies have had in Mexico to tackle the violence that affects both sides of the border. It’s a departure from the strategy employed by his predecessor, Felipe Calderon, which was praised by the U.S. but reviled by many Mexicans. Obama said the shifting security relationship would not hurt cooperation between the neighboring nations.

“I agreed to continue our close cooperation on security, even as the nature of that cooperation will evolve,” Obama said during a joint news conference at Mexico’s grand National Palace. “It is obviously up to the Mexican people to determine their security structures and how it engages with the other nations — including the United States.” Pena Nieto as well downplayed the notion that the new, more centralized arrangement would damage its security partnership with the United States. He said Obama agreed during their private meeting earlier in the day to “cooperate on the basis of mutual respect” to promote an efficient and effective strategy. Obama arrived in Mexico Thursday afternoon for a three-day trip that will also include a stop in Costa Rica. Domestic issues followed the

president south of the border, with Obama facing questions in his exchange with reporters about the potential escalation of the U.S. role in Syria, a controversy over contraception access for teenage girls, and the delicate debate on Capitol Hill on an immigration overhaul. The latter issue is being closely watched in Mexico, given the large number of Mexicans who have emigrated to the U.S. both legally and illegally. More than half of the 11 million people in the U.S. illegally are Mexican, according to the Pew Research Center. For Obama, the immigration debate is rife with potential political pitfalls. While he views an overhaul of the nation’s patchwork immigration laws as a legacy-building issue, he’s been forced to keep a low-profile role in the debate to avoid scaring off wary Republicans.

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THIS COMBINATION of Associated Press file photos shows (left) an undated driver’s license photo distributed by police in 2002 of Brenda Heist and (right) an April 26, 20013 photo of Heist taken by the Monroe County, Fla. Sheriff's Office and released by the Lititz Borough, Pa. Police.

Daughter angry at missing mother HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The teenage daughter of a woman who just revealed she abandoned her family 11 years ago said Thursday the disclosure has angered her and she is not eager to restart their relationship. Morgan Heist, who learned last week that Brenda Heist had surfaced in the Florida Keys, said the news has made her recall with bitterness the years of mourning she endured when she assumed her mother was dead and feared she’d been killed. “I ached every birthday, every Christmas,” said 19-yearold Morgan Heist, a freshman at a community college outside Philadelphia. “My heart just ached. I wasn’t mad at her. I wanted her to be there because I thought something had happened to her. I wish I had never cried.” Brenda Heist’s mother, Jean Copenhaver, said Thursday that her daughter “had a real traumatic time” but was doing OK. Brenda Heist was released from police custody on Wednesday and is staying with a brother in northern Florida for now, Copenhaver said. Copenhaver, who lives in Brenham, Texas, said she had spoken with Heist several times since Friday, when the 54-year-old woman turned herself in to police in Florida and was identified as a missing person. “She just said she thought the family wouldn’t want to talk to her because of her leaving,” Copenhaver said. “And we all assured her that wasn’t the case and we all loved her and wanted to be with her.” Morgan Heist said she’s not sympathetic, partly because her mother had a choice, unlike the family she secretly abandoned. “It’s definitely very selfish,” Morgan Heist said. “She clearly did not think of me or my brother or my dad at all with that decision. She thought of herself.” Heist told police she made a spur-of-the-moment decision in 2002 to join a group of homeless hitchhikers on their way to Florida, walking out on Morgan, then 8, and her brother, then 12.

Benedict XVI returns to Vatican for first time VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI came home to the Vatican on Thursday for the first time since he resigned Feb. 28, beginning an unprecedented era for the Catholic Church of having a retired pontiff living alongside a reigning one. Pope Francis welcomed Benedict outside his new retirement home — a converted monastery on the edge of the Vatican gardens — and the two immediately went into the adjoining chapel to pray together, the Vatican said. The Vatican said Benedict, 86, was pleased to be back and that he would — as he himself has said — “dedicate himself to the service of the church above all with prayer.” Francis, the statement said, welcomed him with “brotherly cordiality.” A photo released by the Vatican showed the two men, arms clasped and both smil-

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IN THIS photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI (left) is welcomed by Pope Francis as he returns at the Vatican from the pontifical summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, 35 km South-Est from Rome Thursday. ing, standing inside the doorway of Benedict’s new home as Benedict’s secretary looks on. Unlike the live, door-to-

door Vatican-provided television coverage that accompanied Benedict’s emotional farewell in February, the Vatican provided no television

images of his return Thursday. The low-key approach followed the remarkable yet somewhat alarming images transmitted on March 23 when Francis went to visit Benedict at the papal retreat in Castel Gandolfo, south of Rome, where Benedict was living. In that footage, Benedict appeared visibly more frail and thinner only three weeks after resigning. Some Vatican officials questioned whether those images should have been released, given how frail Benedict appeared. Thursday’s photo showed no obvious signs of further decline. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, has acknowledged Benedict’s post-retirement decline but has insisted the 86-year-old German isn’t suffering from any specific ailment and is just old.


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Different seed for different birds


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













Saturday Morning • Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, hosts a bird walk at 7:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. (937) 698-6493. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, 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. • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club Checkmates meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Sunday Afternoon • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Sunday Rifle Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at 1 p.m. Program one round at five different targets, pays three places. Points awarded to members for end-of-the-year trophy. Open to the public.

Sunday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • The Catholic Adult Singles Club meets for benediction in Maria Stein and then for supper in New Bremen. For information, call (419) 678-8691.

Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at the Sidney Moose Lodge. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Deb Barga at 492-3167. • The New Bremen Public Library Tween Book Club for children in fourth through sixth grades meets at 3:30 p.m. Advance registration appreciated.

Monday Evening • Minster Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Minster Historical Society Museum, 112 Fourth St., Minster. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step group offering experience, strength, and hope to anyone who suffers from an eating disorder, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. Use the rear parking lot and door. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Russell Road. • A cancer support group meets at 7 p.m. in the Sidney First United Methodist Church library. Park in the lot across North Street from the public library and use the door off the lot. Call 492-1325 for information. • Anna Civic Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Anna Library. New members with new ideas always are welcome.

Recipe of the Day A delicious treat that was submitted for competition in the 2012 Shelby County Fair. RASPBERRY-PECAN BLONDIES

2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups (packed) golden brown sugar 3/4 cup unsalted butter 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (about 3 ounces) 1 1/2 pint basket fresh raspberries Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 9-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch metal pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over side by 2 inches. Butter and flour foil. Whisk 2 cups flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat brown sugar and butter in large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then vanilla. Add flour mixture and beat just until blended. Stir in chopped pecans. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle raspberries over top. Bake until top is golden and tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool completely on rack. Bethany Yinger

Piano students compete Piano students of Kathy Jendrusik, of KaJens Piano Studio in Sidney, recently competed here in the auditions of the National Piano Guild of the American College of Musicians. The following students earned superior-plus ratBisbee, ings: Taylor daughter of Jill and Michael Bisbee; Ayaka Machimura, daughter of Satoru and Junko Machimura; Hannah Lozano, daughter of Melissa and Omar Lozano; Colton Smith, son of Karen and Doug Smith; Hunter Clark, son of Jody and Chad Clark; Abbey Swearingen, daughter of Libbey and Brent Liliana Swearingen; Phillips, daughter of Sonya and Keith Phillips, all of Sidney; Luke Hamaker, son of Stacy and Shawn Hamaker, of Fletcher; Myla Cox, daughter of Mindy and Aaron Cox, of Quincy; MaKenzie Knore, daughter of Susan and Lee

Knore, of Bradford; Bailey DeMange, daughter of Angela and Kenneth DeMange, of Versailles; and Maddy Schwab, daughter of Bob and Catherine Schwab, of Tipp City. Those receiving superior-minus ratings were Katie and Sarah Clark, daughters of LaCresha and Jeffrey Clark; Keagan and Callum Smith, sons of Karen and Doug Smith; Christina VanFossen, daughter of Marcia and Kent VanFossen; Josh West, son of Amy and Scott West; Gabe Berning, son of Karen and Lester Berning; Brooklyn Jackson, daughter of Nichole and Shane Jackson; Savanah Koester, daughter of Katie and Andrew Koester; Loralei and Lola Chambers, daughters of Lorraine Rose; Addison and Alena Swearingen, daughters of Libbey and Brent Swearingen; Karena Berning, daughter of Jill and Phil Berning; Jake Watkins, son of Julie and Rich Watkins;

Soleil Drinnen, daughter of Honey and Keith Drinnen; Hayden Roe, son of Penny and Chad Roe; David White, son of Lisa and Ronald White; all of Sidney; Mason DeMange, son of Angela and Kenneth DeMange, of Versailles; Sarah Foltz, daughter of Mary and Gary Foltz, of Maplewood; Katelyn and Zachary Meyer, children of Jennifer and Matt Meyer, of Versailles; Meredith Kline, daughter of Sarah and Eric Klein, of Anna; and Kierstyn Oberdorf, daughter of Christine and Larry Oberdorf, of Minster. Students were judged on individual merit in the areas of accuracy, continuity, phrasing, pedaling, dynamics, rhythm, tempo, tone, interpretation, style and technique. Each student received a certificate, a pin, a report card and a year’s membership in the National Fraternity of Student Musicians.

Corn-y applications We are havbike the four ing cold, rainy miles there and weather again. back last sumMonday was mer. nice and sunny My daily so we could get prayer is to stay the laundry all strong and help dried. We are them accept out of coal, so what is God’s Amish hopefully it plan in their life. won’t get too There are a lot of Cook cold yet. It Lovina Eicher children in this looks like it world with probwill be a late lems so much spring. So different from worse than MD. That the early spring we had makes us think of how last year. The rivers are many blessings we do overflowing. There are have. even a few snow flurries Our neighbor, Joe, mixed in with the light and his friend helped my rain and the tempera- husband, Joe, put up two ture is at 35 degrees. swings from the big oak Susan, Verena, and tree branches. The ropes Benjamin filled out ap- had torn on the old plications for corn detas- swings and Loretta kept seling. We aren’t sure if asking if we could get Benjamin will be able to new rope. She loves to sit go. If he does, he would out there and swing have to wait until his when the other children 14th birthday which is are biking or playing July 14. He is really hop- ball. ing he can go. Our neighbor, Joe, This is always disap- lives right beside us and pointing to Loretta, his 85-year-old grandsince she knows she mother, Irene, lives won’t be able to go next across the road. They are year. It would be way too both very helpful neighmuch walking for her. bors. Irene is still very She just gets tired active and does all her enough from the whole housework, mowing and day in school. has a garden. In the Last week, we had middle of the winter, you Kevin fitted for braces will see her driving her (leg). He was very upset tractor to carry the wood with it all and doesn’t re- to her house. She splits ally understand about all her wood with a wood muscular dystrophy. It splitter for the next winmakes our hearts ache ter. We wish her many to think of their future. more happy and healthy That is why it is so im- years. portant that we let God After school today, I be in control and try to need to take daughter accept “His” plan. Kevin likes to take protein shakes and tells us he is trying to not get MD. He always asks for vitamins so that he can SCHEDULE FRIDAY 5/3 ONLY MAN 3 3-D ONLY 42 (PG-13) stay strong, he says. IRON (PG-13) 10:50 1:00 1:50 11:50 3:10 6:25 9:35 7:15 8:00 11:00 THE CROODS Such a young age and so 4:55 PAIN AND GAIN (R) 3-D ONLY (PG) 2:05 7:30 hard for him to under- 12:45 3:50 6:50 10:20 SCARY MOVIE 5 IRON MAN 3 2-D ONLY (PG-13) 10:05 stand. He likes to bike (PG-13) 12:15 3:30 4:05 THE CROODS 2-D ONLY 9:50 10:30 (PG) 11:15 4:35 and keeps asking us 6:40 THE BIG WEDDING (R) 11:15 1:40 4:20 7:00 9:25 LIMITED EDITION IRON when we will bike with OBLIVION (PG-13) MAN 3 TSHIRTS ON him to go to Jacob and 11:00 1:55 4:45 7:45 10:40 SALE NOW! Emma’s house. He did 40040678

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Verena to have a root canal done at the dentist. She had an abscessed tooth. She went through a lot of pain until she took the antibiotic. The dentist hopes the root canal will work otherwise he will have pull it. I want to get some sewing done today. Daughter Susan is getting ready to bake chocolate chip cookies. This is the third day this week that I have to take one of the children to an appointment. With asparagus season upon us, try this delicious casserole recipe: ASPARAGUS CASSEROLE 2 cups cooked asparagus (cut up) 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 pimento chopped 3 beaten eggs 1 cup grated cheese 1 cup dry bread crumbs 1 cup milk 1/4 cup melted butter Mix all together, except bread crumbs and butter. Sprinkle bread crumbs and melted butter on top. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Dear Heloise: I love bird-watching. Do you h av e a n y suggestions on how to attract more birds to m y Hints yard? from — Patti in MisHeloise sissippi Heloise Cruse Patti, birdwatching is a wonderful way to start off the day or spend an afternoon. According to the National Bird-Feeding Society, there are several things you can do to attract birds to your yard. Here are some of the suggestions: • Use several different types of feeders and seed to attract more species. • Always have fresh water available. Choose a birdbath that is shallow and not slippery. • Try to reduce hazards such as window collisions and predators. • Offer alternative foods such as nectar, suet and fruits. For more information, like which plants are best, visit the National Bird Feeding Society website, You also can print out a backyard bird checklist to keep track of the birds that visit your yard. — Heloise P.S.: I enjoy watching birds along our Texas coastline. The Roseate spoonbills are just beautiful! TRAVEL HINT Dear Heloise: My family took a trip to the beach. Of course, the kids wanted to take pails, shovels and other toys with them to play with on the beach. Those things can take up a lot of space. So instead, we found a dollar store when we arrived and purchased inexpensive toys there. The kids had a blast playing with them. When it was time to go, we passed them on to another family staying near us. They didn’t cost a lot, so I didn’t feel guilty about wasting money, and it saved precious packing space. — Anne in Kansas LETTER OF LAUGHTER Dear Heloise: In regard to identifying your luggage, I have the usual black suitcase that everyone else seems to have. I bought some redcolored duct tape and a marker, and wrote “All mine and no one else’s” on the tape and put it on the front of the bag. I have yet to lose my luggage, and seeing my bag always makes people laugh and say: “What a good idea! Why didn’t I think of that?” — Martha, via email

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LOCALIFE YMCA names scholarship recipients for 2013 The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA has announced its scholarship recipients for 2013. Allison Neu has been awarded the Jim Lantz Memorial Scholarship and Collin Smith, the Lee Schauer Memorial Scholarship. Both recipients are seniors at Sidney High School. A formal recognition reception will be May 23 at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, 300 E. Parkwood St. YMCA Board of Directors, staff, and friends and family of the winners will be invited to join the celebration to begin at 5:30 p.m. The Lantz scholarship was established in 2011 in memory of Jim Lantz by his family. Lantz lost his life in a car accident while he

was a student in high school. Neu plans to attend the Ohio State University to pursue a chemistry degree. She swam throughout her high school years, serving as team co-captain the past two years and receiving the Coach’s Award during her senior year. She has volunteered her time at the Y and the Alpha Community Center, for SCARF, as a tutor and through church involvement. The Schauer scholarship was established in 1990 in memory of Lee E. Schauer, who lost his life in an accident the summer before his senior year. Initially a onetime award of $1,000, the scholarship is now at a level of $8,000 as

the result of a large endowment made to the YMCA by Lee’s parents, Ron and Marlys Schauer. Smith plans to attend Bowling Green University to pursue a degree in exercise science. Smith credits the YMCA staff shaping his decision to pursue a degree in exercise science. He has volunteered his time in the Wellness at the department YMCA and the youth sports department as a soccer coach. He has also played football, wrestling, basketball and took first place in 2011 at the Teen Nationals for powerlifting in the bench and dead lift categories. For more information, call 492-9134.

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Mmmmm . . . Smells good Dan Peverly, of Edgerton, cooks chicken during the 2012 Council of Religious Education’s chicken dinner. This year’s event will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Menards, 401 Lester Ave. Meals will cost $7.

Auglaize Chamber to host Orchestra sets wine tasting and art event festival deadline — WAPAKONETA The Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual Wine Tasting and Art fundraiser on May 10 at Marley’s Downtown in Wapakoneta. The event will be sponsored by Emmy’s Bridal in Minster. Tickets cost $75 for singles, $125 per couple, and are available at (419) 6290313 and “We’re really excited about this year’s event,” said Scott Frey, Chamber executive director. “Last fall, we had a great event, but we wanted to move it to a new venue and hold it earlier in the year. We’re thrilled to be in the beautiful ballroom upstairs at Marley’s and honored to be associated with Emmy’s Bridal again this year. We decided that

Mother’s Day weekend would be a great to time enjoy a rel a x i n g evening of wine tasting, fine dining and beautiful artwork.” F r e y said that local and regional artists donate pieces for auction to help the chamber raise funds. “We provide some very important programming and services that do not generate income, so we have to supplement membership dues with a few fundraisers during the year,” said Frey. “Along with the Golden Triangle

Edison nursing course gets OK from board PIQUA — Edison Community College’s Associate of Nursing degree program has been granted full fiveyear approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN). The board granted approval to the college at its meeting March 21. In addition to OBN approval, the program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. To receive OBN approval, Edison’s nursing program recently underwent a survey visit. During the visit, an education regulatory surveyor met with students, faculty, program administrators and a representative of the controlling agency, and also conducted a tour of the program’s facilities. Program records and guidance materials were also reviewed during the visit. Upon completion of the visit, OBN reviewed their findings and determined that the program has met and maintained the requirements as specified. “Receiving full approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing is a reflection of the quality of work being done by our nursing faculty and the college personnel who support our program,” said Gwen Stevenson, dean of Nursing and Health Sciences. “It also communicates to members of the community that our program is fully meeting all requirements and delivering a stellar educational program.”

Open Golf Outing, this is an important f u n d raiser for us. Proceeds from t h e s e events go to our general fund to operate the chamber and support our membership. “I love that we’re able to provide an enjoyable evening with chamber member businesses (Marley’s and Emmy’s Bridal) and help regional artists get their work in front of folks at the same time. We always bring value to the participants in our fundraisers.” The evening will begin

at 6:30 p.m. when doors open and attendees can browse and bid on silent auction items. The wine tasting and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and will include four wines from Francis Coppola, paired with a gourmet menu. Attendees can bid on the silent auction items following dinner and the wine tasting. Later, the bidding will be closed and the auction items awarded to the winning bidders. “We’re still taking art items for the silent auction,” said Frey. “If you’d like to purchase and donate an item, give us a call at the chamber. If you’re an artist who would like to donate a piece, give us a call. “This is an excellent opportunity for local artists to market themselves.”

LIMA — The Lima Symphony Orchestra will host its second Youth Music Enrichment Festival, a one-day summer camp, June 20 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 209 W. North Street. Deadline for registration is May 10. The festival is open to music students from the seventh to the 12th grades at all levels of musical ability and on all orchestral instruments. The cost is $50 for the first child in a family, $40 each for additional children from the same family. Professional musicians from the Lima Symphony Orchestra will assess the students, then group them by instrument and ability. musicians Symphony will instruct the students in subjects including group instrumental

Red Cross offers classes in first aid, CPR, AED here The American Red Cross will offer first aid/CPR/AED courses in a blended learning format. Blended learning combines online learning with an in-person skills session, which includes practice and an assessment. Participants can learn First Aid/CPR/AED at their own pace and on their own time. The online portion of this training can be accessed 24/7 from any computer with Internet access and participants can stop and review training whenever necessary. Once the online session has been successfully completed, students practice skills

and are assessed by the instructor during the scheduled in-person skills session. Blended learning offers students a convenient training option to meet the needs of their busy lives. The Red Cross Service Center in Sidney, 207 W. Water St., is offering the following Blended Learning in-person skills sessions. It is important to remember that the online portion of this training must be completed prior to attending the scheduled skills session. Adult CPR/AED, Thursday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, Thurs-

day, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED, Thursday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Red Cross training courses meet OSHA guidelines, feature hands-on skills practice and include two-year certifications, free digital materials and skill refreshers. Visit or call (800) RED-CROSS for details and to register for a class. Details about the online portion of this training will be sent via email upon registration.

Duck adoption open for BBBS annual race is a part of the Shelby County 5K Tour and the Wayne Health Care 5K Challenge. Registration will begin at 7 p.m., and a shot-gun start will begin the race at 8:15 p.m. Runners and walkers will follow a course through Tawawa Park, with refreshments and an awards presentation at the finish line. Runners can register in advance of the event for $22, which includes a Tshirt and rubber duck adoption. The race and a T-shirt registrations are $17. Race only registrations are $12. Race day registration is $15 and does not include a T-shirt. Race registrations and duck adoptions can be made by calling 492-7611 or visiting

Duck adoptions and Tshirts will also be sold separately on race day. The Hits 105.5 will broadcast live from the event. Last year, nearly 3,000 rubber ducks made their way down Mosquito Creek to compete for

prizes for their adoptive “parents.” This year’s grand prize will be a $1,000 shopping spree. Other prizes include King Island tickets; three-day passes to the Country Concert at Hickory Hills; a sports enthu-

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The Shelby County United Way Board of Trustees considered two proposals presented during their recent meeting by Executive Director Scott Barr. Barr discussed a program for ninth-grade students, Exploration Academy. It would be similar to a job fair, in which students interact with professionals in various careers. It would be offered to Sidney City and county schools. He asked for board support. He also presented an idea to do quarterly agency tours for employees in various businesses so they would be better informed of the services available in the community. He reported that an arrangement has been made to use the First United Methodist Church’s bus for the tours. In other business, the board learned: • A chairman has been named for the small manufacturing group. A chairman for the large manufacturing group is still needed. • The postal food drive will be May 11. • A review of a draft community survey will be Monday.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County (BBBS) has announced that the 2013 Rubber Duck Race will be June 20. The duck launch will at 7:30 p.m. at the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park. Duck adoptions are $5 per duck or six ducks for $25. Duck adoptions are available at the BBBS office, Ron & Nita’s and Meyers Garage and Drive Thru in Newport. Ducks can also be adopted during selected times at the Kroger Stores in Sidney and Greenville. Early birds who adopt a Daffy Dozen by May 24 will receive one free duck adoption. In addition to the duck race that day, the agency will also host the seventh annual Duck N’ Run/Walk 5K race, which

sectional classes, music theory classes and full instrumental ensemble classes. Last year, more than 25 students participated in this one-day camp experience, which culminates with an evening concert, beginning at 7 p.m., where the students perform along with Lima Symphony Orchestra musicians. This evening concert is free and open to the public. To register, call (419) 222-5701 or visit

Service times Sundays 9:15am & 11am

2013 Ride Schedule *all events start from church*

Sun. May 5th Lima Shawnee Bike Blessing Sun. May 19th Bear’s Mil Ride Sun. June 9th Sidney Nazarene Biker Sunday Sat.-Mon July 6-8 W.Va. W.W. Rafting Trip Sun. July 21st Camp Meeting/Grand Lake Ridge Sat. Aug 17th S.C. Schools Prayer Ride Sun. Sept. 1st SR 48 Ride Sun. Sept 22nd Fort Amanda Ride Sun. Oct 6th Charleston Falls Ride

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I N O UR V IEW Graduating seniors equal first-time voters Your hometown newspaper since 1891 Frank Beeson/Regional Group Publisher Jeffrey J. Billiel/Editor and Publisher Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Cutting taxes for Ohioans long overdue In 1983, the 1983 inshortly after I come tax instarted my first crease will term in the make Ohio Ohio House of more competiRepresentative with other tives, Gov. Dick states and will Celeste proallow Ohio posed a bienworkers to Buchy nial budget keep the that made an money they reports income tax hike worked for. Jim Buchy permanent and Ohioans State Representative increased govshouldn’t be 84th District ernment spendpunished when ing. At that time, the they work a second job Legislature was made to send their kids up of a majority of De- through college or get a mocrats in the House raise for doing well at and in the Senate who their job. You work went along with Gov. hard for your money Celeste’s tax increase. and we should reward As a result, Ohio’s that hard work. That economy has struggled attitude will bring since and many young more talent to Ohio’s people have followed a workforce and employtrail out of Ohio. ers will gain more inWe now have eviterest in moving to dence that increasing Ohio. taxes does not solve a The government revenue problem and it can’t create jobs; that is was the wrong direcbest left to entrepretion for Ohio then and neurs and risk-takers. it still is now. Since To succeed we need Gov. Kasich took office cheap energy and a in 2011, he has taken good workforce — when steps that have reduced you combine the two, unemployment in Ohio Ohio will be an eco— and raised Ohio to nomic juggernaut that the No. 1 job creator in other states look to as a the Midwest. Those model for economic jobs have come from growth. the private sector In west-central Ohio, where reduced regula- we have one of the lowtion and the eliminaest unemployment rates tion of Ohio’s death tax in the state. Although makes this state a there are still people promising place to do looking for jobs, we have business. an opportunity to welSince 1983, Ohio has come those who have gone from 21 U.S. con- left for job opportunities gressmen to 16. During to come back here to that time period, tens serve as part of our talof thousands of our ent pool. Bringing young people who were Ohioans home to this reared in this great great region should be state left for opportuni- considered a focus for ties in other states. politicians and those That loss of talent has who work in workforce hurt our workforce and development. West-cenwe must take proactive tral Ohio is the best steps to change that place in the world to downward spiral. In live, work and rear a the past several years family. Cutting Ohio’s we have reduced the in- income tax will help procome tax increase vide more people an opsome, but not enough. portunity to share in the Continuing to reduce blessings of this region.

ready faced One of the many important most rewarding decisions about aspects of being his future, such secretary of as when he state is travelwisely chose to ing around Ohio attend college to meet with where his dad high school stuwent — the dents as part of Guest University of my Grads Vote program. column Dayton. In addition, one of the Through Jon Husted important most Grads Vote, we Ohio Secretary decision Ohio’s provide high of State high school senschool seniors iors will make is when with information about they choose to register to registering to vote for vote and have a voice in the first time and work to instill in them the im- deciding the issues that portance of being active impact their lives. Statistically speaking, participants in our registering to vote isn’t a democracy. priority for most 18This year, the Grads Vote program holds spe- year-olds, but it should be. When visiting high cial meaning for me as schools, I talk to stumy son Alex is turning 18 and graduating from dents about the 26th Amendment, which lowhigh school. Like all ered the voting age to graduates, Alex has al-

18, as well as the circumstances prompting its ratification in 1971. The Vietnam War was underway and although 18-year-olds could not vote, they were drafted to serve in the military. The 26th Amendment enfranchised 11.4 million 18- to 20-year-olds who wanted to have a say in our democracy and on issues that were impacting their lives. Forty years later, the right to vote at 18 is a given, but how it became a right is often forgotten. Grads Vote tries to change that. If young adults want their voices heard, voting is the way we express ourselves in a democracy. While they may not have to worry about being drafted into war today, issues like the

national debt, and how America confronts it, will impact their lives and the lives of their families. As I have visited with thousands of high school students around Ohio, I have great confidence they will rise to the occasion as our future leaders; but we can help them prepare to meet this challenge. I encourage all parents, friends and family of graduating seniors this year to take the time to explain the importance of exercising their right to vote and making it a priority for life. For more information on how to register to vote, as well as upcoming election information, please visit my website: m. LETTER


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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Public invited to school levy meetings To the editor: On behalf of the Citizens for Sidney City Schools levy co-chairs, we would like to invite the public to attend the Board of Education meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. at Longfellow Elementary School. At this time, we will officially launch the Aug. 6 income tax levy campaign. We’re very excited to have the opportunity to share a detailed presentation with the voters. Over the next few months, we will be meeting with various civic groups throughout the city as well as hosting several public forums. We hope that we have provided a wide range of dates and times to meet the needs of the voters. However, if you are unable to attend one of the scheduled meetings, but would like to hear the presentation, please feel free to contact us —

Renee Davis at 622-2146, Dave Rose at 726-4659, or Bill Warner at 4980763. We would be more than happy to meet at a time that is convenient for you. Here is our schedule for the next several weeks: Monday, Board of Education meeting at Longfellow Elementary at 6 p.m.; May 13, Longfellow PTO meeting at 6 p.m.; May 13, Emerson PTO meeting at 6:30 p.m.; May 14, Whittier PTO meeting at 6 p.m.; May 14, Northwood PTO meeting at 6:30 p.m.; and May 28 at the Amos Memorial Library at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. We look forward to meeting with you. Renee Davis Citizens for Sidney City Schools Levy Co-Chair 325 E. Pinehurst St.

To the editor: I attended the monthly McLean Township Trustees meeting the night of April 25. I was there to hear about the health insurance the trustees were getting, and about two abandoned properties. In the past, the taxpayers have paid 100 percent of the trustees’ premium for health insurance and reimbursed them for 100 percent of the deductible the trustees paid. Under the new medical plan, the trustees will pay 10 percent of the premium and the taxpayers will be paying 90 percent. The trustees will also pay 20 percent of their deductible, leaving the taxpayer with a bill of up to $8,000 for the deductible for a trustee and his family. When I questioned about one of the properties, I was informed nothing had been done. No calls made in the last month. I then asked why nothing had been done. One trustee looked at the other and said, “I move we adjourn,” and the other said, “I second.” The meeting was adjourned. My question was left unanswered. Others who were at the meeting did not have a chance to address questions or concerns. They were never given a chance to speak. Wanda J. Barhorst 12052 Barbara Ave. Minster

Connecting Ohio consumers with Ohio producers Despite the fact Ohio jobs connected that agriculture and to agriculture and food is Ohio’s largest food services, it’s obindustry, too many vious just how vital Ohio consumers farming is to our struggle to access state. As Ohio’s first fresh, affordable food senator to serve on and too many Ohio the Senate Agriculfarmers who need ture Committee in Brown selling their prodmore than four ucts locally. decades, I’m commitreports Time and time ted to listening to and again, I’ve heard the Sherrod Brown working for our U.S. Senator same message from state’s farmers and farmers across the state: Con- producers. necting Ohio farmers with That’s why I have reintroOhio consumers just makes duced the Local Farms, Food, sense. Yet, during my most re- and Jobs Act, which seeks to cent “Grown-in-Ohio” tour, I connect farmers and families, heard from many people promote good food and good about the challenges of conhealth — all while creating necting farmers who are look- American jobs and strengthing to expand markets for ening our economy. their products with families First, this bill would help eager to buy fresh, locally small and mid-sized farmers grown food. With one in seven and create stronger ties with

local customers. This is good for farmers and consumers. Right now, for each dollar that consumers spend on food, less than $0.16 goes back to the farmer. Supporting opportunities for farmers to sell their products directly to consumers or through shorter local supply chains means that more of a consumers’ dollar stays on the farm, where it is invested in local jobs and supplies and helps the local economy. It can also mean that food is cheaper for local consumers who do not have to pay to have their food shipped from across the nation or around the world. Next, the bill would improve consumer knowledge and access to fresh, healthy food. The Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act would provide

incentives for seniors and low-income families who rely on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to have access to locally grown fruit and vegetables instead of less nutritious process food. In addition, it would improve technology, allowing farmers to accept payment via EBT cards. The bill would also remove barriers so schools can more easily purchase local foods. Finally, the bill would also invest in local economies by improving crop insurance products for small and diversified family farms. These farms would be provided with cost-assistance during the three year transition to an organic farm. Farms would also receive investments in infrastructure that would improve a farmer’s ability to aggre-

gate, store, and distribute products. Additionally, small meat processing facilities would receive assistance for technical advances that would help improve businesses and strengthen the local economies. Simply put, this bill helps America’s farmers sell their products — including Ohiogrown apples, sweet corn, leafy greens, dairy, meat, and more — directly to America’s families so people are healthier and the local economy is stronger. The Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act is plain common sense. By increasing access to fresh, local foods, we can expand markets for Ohio’s agricultural producers while improving health, creating jobs, and strengthening our economy.


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The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally involve transactions within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Anna Alan R. and Kelly A. Michael to Oscar Villarreal Reyna, Pebble Brook Subdivision Phase 2, lot 649, $20,000. Alan R. and Kelly A. Michael to Marcela Flores Martinez, Pebble Brook Subdivision phase 2, lot 648, $20,000 Botkins Renee J. and James B. McGriff to Ronnie J. Paul, part lot 365, Paul Wilts 1st Subdivision, exempt. Fort Loramie Gaiers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Inc. to Gaiers Garage, lot 36, exempt. Kettlersville Deutsche Bank NA, trustee, to Brenda Platfoot, lot 6 and part lot 5, $35,125. Sidney Charles A. and Carol A. Collins to Thomas M. Klopfenstein, part lot 541, $59,000. Relocation Properties Management LLC to Austina M. Cotrell, Johnston Annex replat, lot 7049, $120,500. Roger B. Jones to US Bank NA, two parts outlot 153, $50,000. Kimberly R. Centers to JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, Green Tree Hills Subdivision, section 5, lot 3967, $46,675. Randall Minix to Wells Fargo Bank NA, part lot 521, $35,350. Loretta Stotler to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee, part lot 6, Park Place Subdivision, $32,000.

Kathleen Fisher to American Budget Co., part lot 832, $26,000. Geraldine Jones to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee, Green Tree Hills Subdivision , section 2, lot 3680, $48,000. David Lee Pence to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee, Northwood Village Subdivision, section 6, lot 4125, $66,000. Erma M. Walker, Raymond D. Waker, David Wayne Walker, Brenda J. Walker and Patricia Walker to Joshua M.Russell, Park Place addition replat, lot 5584, $70,000. Gurmukh Bhatti to Narinder Kaur (Taranjit Kaur), Plum Ridge Development phase II, 5126, exempt. Peoples Federal Savings & Loan Assn. to Shelby County Ohio Habitat for Humanity, William Johnstons Addition, lot 850, exempt. June R. and Ronald Fine to Branda Ann Ferguson, Green Tree Hills Subdivision, section 1, lot 3572, $70,000. Mary E. Warfield, deceased, to Tom and Becky Martin, part lot 550, $9,900. Donald E. and Shirley Osborne to James T. and Janice M. Johnson, Stewarts 3rd Subdivision, lot 20, $71,000. Alan M. and Brittany L. Riethman to James L. and Karen S. Ferreira, two parts outlot 152, $45,200. Adrienne M. (Cole) Fortkamp to Rachel Stir, Parkwood Subdivision, lot 132, $80,000. Eric S. and Jodie A. Russell to Phyllis Ewing, Johnston Subdivision, addition 2, lot 37 and 38, $91,000. Curtis Boroff to First Troy Development Ltd., Carriage Hill Condominium, unit 110, $39,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Gregory C. Albers, lot 866, $17,500.

New police officer begins duties JACKSON CENTER — Officer Charles Wirick recently began his duties as the newest member of the Jackson Center Police Department. Wirick, who replaces Aaron Schulze, who left the force last fall, is a graduate of Indian Lake High School. He completed the police academy at Rhodes State College in Lima. He worked as a deputy for the Logan County Sheriff’s Office from 2000-06 and then worked in corrections and communications while also working part-time on patrol in Washington Township, Logan County. Most recently, he worked as a dispatcher for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

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Karen L. Uppenkamp, trustee, to Wayne A. and Heather L. Doyle, Glennda Addition, lot 1641, $90,000. John J. and Judy A. Buckley to Karen L. Uppenkamp, Spruce Haven Addition, part lot 3471, $127,000. Charlotte A. Bower to Terry E. and Joyce A. Ruppert, Plum Ridge Development, phase IV, lot 6015, $250,000. Osgood State Bank to Robert T. and Patricia A. Freund, part outlot 153, $37,500. Clinton Township Thomas H. Sharp to Federal National Mortgage Association, part section 3, 14.196 acres, $80,000. Dinsmore Township Ronald L. Heilers to Richard A. Heilers, section 30, 103 acres, undivided 1/9 interest, $60,600. Sharon E. Heilers to David R. Heilers, section 30, 103 acres, undivided 1/9 interest, $60,600. Frederick L. Schoen, trustee, to Richard A. Heilers, section 30, 103 acres, undivided 1/9 interest, $60,600. Jackson Township M. Ellis, Joyce trustee, to Chad E. Ellis, part section 33, 1.566 acres, exempt. Loramie Township Kenneth W. and Cynthia J. Werling to Michael A. and Melissa M. Thomas, parts section 17, 13.693 acres, 1.744 acres and 2.64 acres, $242,900. Perry Township Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Cynthia Sue and William Ray Blair, part section 11, 1.225 acres, exempt. Peoples Federal Savings & Loan Assn. to Jeremy M. Martin, part section 28, 3.008 acres, $70,000. Van Buren Township James A. and Christine M. Hurak to Christopher M. and Lisa Kerg, Lehmkuhl’s Landing, section 33, lots 100 and 101, $94,000. Ronnie J. Paul to Renee J. McGriff, parts section 35, 5.10 acres and 0.975 acres, exempt. Aaron J. and Julie Steinke to Brandon J. Greve, part section 23, 2.014 acres, $150,000. Washington Township William Allen II and Chris Rehfus to Thomas C. and Rebecca A. Martin, part section 15, 7.818 acres, $154,000. Amilcar O. Martinez to Federal National Mortgage Assn., Arrowhead Hill Subdivision, lot 141, $24,000.

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Betting on a good time Tim Wren, of Bellefontaine, looks over a list horses while others wait in line to place their bets at the Jackson Center Boosters’ annual Night at the Races fundraiser, held at the Palazzo in Botkins recently. Wren’s son Travis Helmstetter is on the Jackson Center School basketball team. Attendees placed bids on prerecorded horse races that were then shown on a large screen. A meal with unlimited drinks came with an entrance fee. A live auction also was held.

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JACKSON CENTER High School students (l-r) Emma Regula, 18, Alex Meyer, 18, and Trey Elchert, 18, all of Jackson Center, attend the Jackson Center Education Foundation’s 14th annual banquet Saturday, where all three were awarded scholarships. The banquet was held at the Jackson Center American Legion. Regula is the daughter of Bert and Marlene Regula. Meyer is the son of Tony and Nancy Meyer. Elchert is the son of Scott and Leisha Elchert.

Foundation inducts members into hall of fame JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Education Foundation inducted members into the hall of fame and presented scholarships during its 14th annual banquet Saturday at the American Legion in Jackson Center. The 2013 Jackson Center senior class was recognized and scholarships were presented.

Scholarship recipients are eligible to reapply for the scholarship annually with the possibility of receiving four years of assistance. Marvin Rostofer, owner/operator of a local plumbing/heating/electric business, was inducted into the hall of fame. Also inducted into the hall of fame was the late Elder Duff, who had

owned a Ford dealership and garage, the Elder Theatre, Maplewood Elevator and C.E. Duff & Sons. Duff also was awarded the Pioneer Award posthumously. The Teachers Touch award was Lives awarded posthumously to Marguerite Johnson. She was a high school English teacher at Jackson Center Schools.

Local businessman named honorary firefighter JACKSON CENTER — Local businessman Tom Regula was recently recognized as an honorary firefighter by the Jackson Center Fire Department. Regula owns and operates the Jackson Center Pro Hardware store. Department officials report has always Regula

helped the department in times of need. He has helped coordinate ideas for the annual fundraisers and has assisted with mechanical problems the department encounters. Department officials report Regula also donates each year to the fire prevention program, which is designed to educate

children and the entire community. The award was established three years ago as a means of recognizing local individuals or groups that, while not serving, still assist the department. Past recipients were The Back Room Executives in 2012 and Phil Cummons in 2011,

I can’t find fault with mom’s decision DR. WALand she thought LACE: I’m 16 I would like to and have a partmake a little time job on extra money. Monday and I’m still upset Wednesday afwith Mom’s deternoons after cision, but she school. I work insists she did from 3 p.m. to 5 nothing wrong. p.m. in an office ’Tween Please give me as a filing clerk. thoughts 12 & 20 your I get paid $40 a on this family Dr. Robert week, and I redispute. —BevWallace ally like the job erly, San Mateo, and the money. Calif. Yesterday (Tuesday) the BEVERLY: I can’t reoffice secretary called ally find fault with your my mom while I was at mom’s decision because school and asked if I’d be as you said, “normally I interested in also work- would work extra days if ing Tuesday afternoons. needed.” Mom knew you My mom told her I’d enjoyed your part-time “love to work Tuesday job and felt you would afternoon.” enjoy making a little I do like the job very extra money by helping much and normally I your employer out of a would work extra days if tight spot. But if the ocneeded, but it so hap- casion arose again, it pens that yesterday was would be wise if mom my best friend’s 16th contacted you before birthday, and I was making a commitment. going to help her celebrate (along with other DR. WALLACE: I’m friends) after school at a a first-year student at local pizza parlor. So in- Indiana University and stead of having a great plan to major in elementime with friends, I had tary education. I really to go to work. Mom enjoy working with called school and gave young children. I know me the message: “Go to I’ll never become rich work after school. You teaching. Why are teachare needed.” ers paid so poorly comI think that Mom pared with other should not have volun- professionals? Our counteered my services at try would be hurting if work before she talked all the teachers went on with me about it. She strike. —Nathan, could have contacted the Bloomington, Ind. school and left a mesNATHAN: The probsage for me to call her. lem is that teachers are Mom says she had to public servants, whose make a fast decision, salaries are paid from

tax dollars. This keeps their compensation lower than that of professionals in the private sector. No, Nathan, you won’t become rich from a teacher’s salary, but please be advised that teachers live highly rewarding lives. Follow your dream and don’t worry about the money. You’ll get by on your paycheck, but you’ll grow rich on the knowledge that you are nourishing young people helping them become productive citizens. DR. WALLACE: I’m very aware of what causes a hickey, but I’m not so sure what happens to cause the hickey to turn purple. No big deal, but I’d like to know. —Meredith, Frederick, Okla. MEREDITH: A hickey is actually a bruise caused by broken blood vessels. Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, May 4, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Later today, you might encounter objections about the way you are handling your money. Listen to the advice of someone older or more experienced. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might feel cut off from others today, perhaps because you feel they are critical of you. Actually, this is not so. It’s just easy to feel gloomy today. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Don’t put yourself down about something, because this is just a passing influence. You have all the strengths and talents you had a week ago, right? CANCER (June 21 to July 22) When talking to groups today, you will be focused on finding out what is wrong with something. Your critical instincts definitely are sharpened today. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Avoid farewells with parents and bosses today, because this will drag you down. Instead, focus on doing anything that gives you a sense of accomplishment. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a good day to seek out a priest, minister or authority figure you respect in order to get this person’s advice. You will feel reassured if you get the opinion of someone else today. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Check with someone else before making important decisions about shared property, inheritances, debt, taxes and anything you own jointly with others. Don’t make this decision alone today. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might have to say goodbye to a friend or a loved one today. It’s best if you can postpone this. It’s easy to feel gloomy, so who wants to say goodbye? (Not you.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a good day for heavy mental work that requires attention to detail and discipline. And believe me, you’ve got what it takes. (But do take frequent rests.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) If you are a parent or you work with children, try not to be critical of your kids today. Remember the advice of Goethe: “Criticism does much, but encouragement does more.” AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is the classic day to worry too much. Remember: “Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.” PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Take a look at your finances and banking, as well as the money coming in the money going out. What can you do to improve things? YOU BORN TODAY Without intending to, you make a strong impression on others. You are warm, caring and always professional. People sense that you are stable and reliable (even though you are a risk taker). Your friendly exterior hides a steely resolve. You are dedicated to your cause. Good news. Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Audrey Hepburn, actress/humanitarian; Robin Cook, novelist; Hurley Haywood, race-car driver. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Bump on lip causes distress DEAR DR. are minor saliROACH: I am a vary glands that 93-year-old male. line the inside of In February 2012, the mouth. These I fell on a hospital can form cysts, sidewalk. Along which can be with some other drained by a denminor injuries, I tist or oral surcut my upper lip. geon. Your The hospital’s To your dentist will be emergency room able to tell if it’s a good put three sutures drainable cyst. If in my lip to close health it’s scar tissue, the wound. In a the scar can get Dr. Keith few weeks the cut softer and Roach had healed, but to smaller over this day a small lump re- time, even after a year. A mains on the inside of my steroid injection may be lip that feels like a blister. worth trying, too. The lump is about the size of a split pea. The lump DEAR DR. ROACH: I interferes with my being will be 86 next month, able to drink from a cup or have been on hormone reglass. Since a year has placement therapy for at passed since the injury, least 20 years and came should this be? What can off it approximately two be done to correct it? — years ago. Since then I C.R. have had about 10 uriANSWER: This prob- nary tract infections, and ably is scar tissue, espe- was put on different ancially if it’s deep inside tibiotics each time. Now the lip. However, there the urologist wants me to

take an antibiotic once a day for three months. Since I have IBS with diarrhea, I am very reluctant to do this. May I have your advice, please? — H.I. ANSWER: Recurrent urinary tract infections in older women can be a real problem, and they have many different causes. However, the fact that yours began after stopping hormone replacement suggests that you may have atrophy of the lining of the urethra (the tube that allows urine to drain from the bladder). Estrogen is necessary for the health of the lining of the vagina, and also the end of the urethra. Without a normal lining, the urethra can’t close completely, and that allows bacteria to enter and cause a urine infection (and sometimes causes urinary incontinence, too). Some urologists and

internists aren’t as diligent as we should be about doing a careful vaginal examination in women with recurrent infections or incontinence. Once properly diagnosed by a good exam, treatment is usually effective, especially with a topical estrogen like estradiol. Go back and see a urologist or your gynecologist before taking the step of prophylactic antibiotics (to prevent, not treat, a urine infection). The booklet on urinary tract infections provides a summary of typical signs and symptoms of UTI and the appropriate treatment. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Roach — No. 1204, 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.

Job offer from dad has too many strings attached DEAR ABBY: because if we I’m 29 and for 10 accept, they years I have been will expect us struggling with conto live near trolling parents. them. Please They have cut two of tell me what my sisters out of to do. I don’t their lives because want my famthey live closer to ily to fall their spouses’ parapart any Dear ents. more than it Abby My husband and already has. Abigail I are full-time stu— SMOTHdents, ex-military Van Buren ERED IN and taking advanTHE SOUTH tage of the G.I. Bill. DEAR SMOTHWe’re looking for jobs, ERED: If you feel but my parents have smothered now, imagine threatened not to speak how it would be if you to me if we take jobs and your husband were closer to his parents. I’m economically dependent trying to be fair to both on your parents. No part sets of parents, but we of your lives would be can’t stay unemployed separate from them, and because of this issue. We you would be completely have a family to support. under their control. I tried reasoning with Holding the family tothem, but I’m unsure gether is not your rehow to proceed. Dad sponsibility, and you called and offered my should not sacrifice your husband a job in my independence in an athometown. We declined tempt to do so.


Your parents’ emotional blackmail has already driven away two of your sisters and their families. I assume you have relationships with your siblings. I’m advising you to maintain them and live your own lives. With time, your parents may realize they haven’t isolated their children; they have isolated only themselves. DEAR ABBY: Today I saw a former classmate I hadn’t seen in 22 years. He always seemed a little slow and different from the rest of us, and he was picked on at school because of it. When I said hello to him and reminded him of my name and that we went to school together, he said, “You danced with me at prom, and I always thought that was so nice!” I had forgotten that I had danced with

him, but obviously, the fact that I did meant something to him. My parents raised me to be nice to everyone, even if they weren’t in my circle of friends. I’m not claiming that I was a saint in school, but I did try to stand up for people who were being picked on. I wanted to share with your readers that any act of kindness probably means more than you know to the other person. I will be sharing my parents’ message of kindness with my own daughter, and I hope other parents read this and do the same. — PASSING IT ON IN OHIO DEAR PASSING IT ON: Thank you for a wonderful letter. Your lesson in compassion is one that all parents should discuss with their children.


100 years May 3, 1913 A band of gypsies landed in Sidney this morning and had not been here more than 10 minutes when Policeman “Jake” Eisenstein had them moving on south toward the corporation line and out of town. Not, however, until they had “panhandled” a man named Kerns out of $2 at McIntyre’s livery barn, on the old fortune telling gag. The same gang is said to have “taken” several individuals in the Versailles and Rossburg area of Darke county the past several days. ––––– A new law affecting users of our highways, passed by the recent session of legislature, is now in effect and must be obeyed. The new law provides: “A person driving a carriage or vehicle on a public turnpike, road or highway, on meeting a carriage or vehicle shall keep to the right so as to leave half of the road free for the coming vehicle.” ––––– Hon. Martin Quinlisk and L.M. Studevant are in Cincinnati attending a meeting of representatives from the cites in the Miami valley called to devise means of preventing repetition of floods such has swept through the valley this spring.

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May 3, 1938 The first air mail flight directly from Sidney will be made May 19 according to plans completed this week by Postmaster William B. Swonger. The flight will be carried out in conjunction with the National Air Mail Week program, which will be celebrated from May 15 to 21. The flight will be made only on that one day. Swonger said today that additional details regarding the flight plans would be available early next week. ––––– Beta Delta is the name given to the newly-organized chapter of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Announcement of the assigning of that name to the Sidney chapter was made to members at the first regular business meeting held last evening in the Columbia Music studio in the Ohio building. For the initial program, Mrs. Pauline Bertsch, the counselor, read an article on “Membership in the Sorority” and Mrs. John McGinley, the president, read the history of the international sorority. ––––– Officers for the new missionary year were elected when the members of the Susannah Wesley auxiliary met last evening with Mrs. Louis Rieck. Mrs. Bonnie Sloan will serve as president, Mrs. Harry Rhoades, recording secretary, Mrs. G.E. Williams, corresponding secretary, and Mrs. William Pfisterer, treasurer. ––––– For the first time in the history of Shelby county, two Negro women have been selected as members of the grand jury. They are

Mrs. Clare Denmark and Mrs. Jane Brown, both well-known residents of the city. A few years ago, Mrs. Denmark’s husband, “Dick” Denmark, was the first Negro to serve on a Shelby county jury. Being called as a member of the petit jury at that time.

50 years May 3, 1963 Scherer Post 493 at Jackson Center is announcing the selection of its delegates to Buckeye Boys State to be held at Ohio University in June. Named as delegates are James Fogt and Gary Gerkey. Fogt is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Fogt of Jackson Center. Gerkey is the second delegate selected and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gerkey of Jackson Center. ––––– Judge Thomas E. Potts was absent from the bench in municipal court this morning. The municipal court jurist had a good reason for his absence, attendants learned officially later in the morning in a telephone message to clerk Madge M. Mills. He had been at Wilson Memorial Hospital where Mrs. Potts gave birth around the court opening time of 8:30 a.m. to a seven-pound boy. What name has been chosen for the infant by the parents of three other children, all girls, was not reported.

25 years May 3, 1988 A Sidney woman has won second place honors in the second annual Country Cooking Recipe Contest sponsored by the Ohio Valley Division of Super Valu Stores Inc. Luz S. Harshbarger, 10733 Scott Road, won a microwave oven as second place winner in the regional contest which covered Super Valu markets in Ohio, Indiana, Wet Virginia and Kentucky. Mrs. Harshbarger entered the contest at Coppess Foods in Minster. The prize-winning entry is Hamburger A La Espanola, a recipe Mrs. Harshbarger created to please her family and to spice up an ordinary hamburger. ––––– CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman, summoned with colleague Joe Nuxhall to National League headquarters to be rebuked for criticizing an umpire, said he won’t back down from Saturday’s on-air lambasting of Umpire Dave Pallone. National League president Bart Giamatti has charged Nuxhall and Brennaman with making “inflammatory and completely irresponsible” comments on the Reds’ radio network during Saturday night’s 6-5 loss to the New York Mets.

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Memory / Thank You Estate Sales PIQUA, 1245 Covington Avenue (corner of Rench & Covington), Friday, 10-6 & Saturday, 9-6. Estate Sale! Furniture, lots of household items, Christmas, knick knacks, way too much to mention!

FORT LORAMIE, 3291 Kaiser Road, (Corner Route 47 and Kaiser), Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-3pm Furniture, collectibles, Holiday and Christmas items, toys, baby things, afgans, dishes trampoline and more!! HARDIN, 5645 Houston Road, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, NB-18 months, Junior, mens, Womens clothing, Miscellaneous

HARDIN, 5815 Hardin Wapak Road, Saturday only!! 8amnoon, clothes, boys 4t-5t, girls 10-12, 14-16, junior & womens, Barbie Jeep, Vera Bradley, full bed frame, dresser, comforters, kids chairs, Miscellaneous items, Cheap prices, everything must go!

NEWPORT, 2241 State Route 47 West, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, Bread maker, sewing machine, electric weed trimmer, Lots of Home Interior, Clothes, Area rug, bike,Christmas items, and Much more!!!! PIQUA, 10566 N CO RD 25A, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 84. SUV, tools, concession equipment, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, Vera Bradley, shoes, lots of women's clothes, women's uniforms, household items, miscellaneous.

PIQUA, 511 Harney, Friday & Saturday, 8am-8pm. Moving Sale! Dishes with strawberry design and accessories, 2 hot rollers sets, Indian plates, jewelry, dolls, clowns, Tupperware, play pen, commode, 6 slice toaster oven/broiler, box fan, Christmas items: all new in box! Queen bed & comforter set, curio, desks, entertainment centers, folding tables, electronics, convalescent items, knick knacks. PIQUA, 811 Garbry Road (behind mall - look for the big tent), May 2-4, 8am-4pm. Lots of antiques, furniture, jewelry, household miscellaneous, movies, knives, toys, riding lawn mower. No early birds!

PIQUA, corner of Wood and Downing Streets, St. John's Lutheran Church, Rummage and bake sale, Friday, May 3rd, 9am-3pm and Saturday, May 4th, 9am-1pm. PIQUA, Monnin Estates on Country Club, Friday & Saturday, times vary! Many houses come and see what all we have to offer!!

VERSAILLES, 10760 HB Hole SIDNEY 818 N Linden Ave. Road, Thursday, May 2 & FriMay 2nd 3-7pm, May 3rd 9am- day May 3, 8am-6pm. MULTI 6pm. Table saw, circular saw, FAMILY! Antique and old farm screw guns, clothes, tool tools, men's ladies children's boxes & tools, household clothes, furniture, stroller, items, truck topper, washer, changing table, wedding dress, dryer, books and lots more! 220v window AC, free organ, books, shoes, bedding, household decor and miscellaneous SIDNEY, 1021 Broadway, Fri- Longaberger, more. day 8am-1pm, Saturday 8amLawn Service 2pm, Camper, books, golf clubs, blow up full mattress, garage shelving, small tv, large MATT & SHAWNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S trampoline, household items, LAWN CARE & 40037539 clothing, and much more!!

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SIDNEY, 1156 Saint Clair Drive (Off Westlake), Thursday & Friday 8am-4pm, Multi family sale!, Tons of kids clothing, Toys, household items, adult clothing, baby gear, Much more!!! proceeds benefit Shelby County CASA-GAL SIDNEY, 1277 Turner Drive, Thursday, 9-4, Friday, 9-4, Saturday, 9-11. Deep freeze, wedding dress, foosball table, women's, men's & children's clothing, home decor, toys. SIDNEY, 1500 Port Jefferson Road, (across from Golf Course), Thursday & Friday 9am-4pm, Wine rack, furniture, pictures, Bissell mop cleaner, daybed, jewelry, lamps, baby & adult clothes, a lot of nice items, you wont be disappointed!! SIDNEY, 1598 Cumberland Ave, Friday only!! 8am-2pm, furniture, Christmas, home decor, mens clothing, shorts, xl shirts, shoes, Lots of miscellaneous, No early Birds SIDNEY, 2253 Westminster Drive, May 8 & 9, 8am-5pm. Multi Family Moving Sale! Lots of good things! Namebrand boy's & girl's kids clothes, furniture, household items, antiques, toys.

SIDNEY 710 W Hoewisher Rd. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8am-5pm. Plus size clothes, jeans, dresses, lawn equipment, 2 lawn mowers, weed eater, hand tools, lots of miscellaneous.

VERSAILLES, 10549 HB Hole Rd, May 2 & 3, 8am-6pm. American Girl Doll, heart shaped wedding arch, household collectibles, plants, girls, women's plus, men's clothes, lots miscellaneous.

ADMIN/ SUPPORT BD transportation is in need of a third shift admin and operations support person. Basic office, customer service, and driver support. Trucking experience not required but helpful. Must have computer skills (Microsoft Office, etc.). Starting pay $10.00/hr. plus benefits. Submit resume to BD transportation, Inc. P.O. Box 813 Piqua OH 45356 or call (937) 773-9280 Ext. 12 to leave a message. DOWNTOWN SIDNEY DIRECTOR The Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce seeks an energetic and organized planner to oversee the operations of its Downtown Sidney Business Association as well as support the administrative needs of the Chamber and Sidney Visitors Bureau. Qualified candidates will be proficient with MS Word, Excel, and Outlook, poses excellent communication skills, work independently, and have the ability to simultaneously execute multiple projects and assignments. This is a part time position scheduled for 27 1/2 hours per week Monday thru Friday. Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to jraible@sidneyshelbychamber. com by May 14, 2013.

* Semi / Tractor Trailer * Home Daily * All No Touch Loads * Excellent Equipment * Medical Insurance * Eye & Dental Reimbursement * 401K Retirement * Paid HolidaysShutdown Days * Safety Bonus Paid Weekly * Minimum Age 23 * Class A CDL Required Require good MVR and references Call Chambers Leasing (800)526-6435


SIDNEY, 2750 Sidney Freyburg Rd., Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, Multi family Benefit sale!, indoor and outdoor furniture, toys, boys and womens clothing, craft items, uniforms, household items, Raffle, baked goods, hotdogs, drinks available, all proceeds dontated to area family.


SIDNEY, 627 Sixth Avenue, Friday, 8-4 and Saturday, 8-2. Baby crib, stroller, lots of baby clothes, Avon, refrigerator and freezer, Kirby sweeper with attachments, baker's rack, tea pots, TV stand, microwave cart, lighthouses, Barbies, holding box for new born chicks.

* Monthly Safety Bonus * Full Benefits Package with low employee cost

SIDNEY, St Johns Thrift Shop, 315 South Ohio Street, May 611, Monday - Friday, 10-4, Saturday, 10-1 Bag Sale! First bag $4, second bag $1. Clothing items and shoes included! Jackets, hoodies and blazers are $.50 each. Lydian's Vintage excluded.

BULK TRANSIT CORP. (888)588-6626 or apply online Education

PRESCHOOL TEACHER ASSISTANT The Council on Rural Services is seeking Preschool Teacher Assistants to work 30-40 Hours per week at our Sidney, Troy or Piqua Kids Learning Place locations. These positions require a &'$ RU $VVRFLDWHŇ&#x2039;V 'HJUHH in Early Childhood Education, experience working with young children, the ability to lift a minimum of 40 lbs, and reliable transportation. Wage scale is: $8.66 to $9.35 with CDA $9.67 to $10.44 with $VVRFLDWHŇ&#x2039;V RU %DFKHORUŇ&#x2039;V 'HJUHH To apply please visit our website at or send cover letter and resume to Wendy Moorman at wmoorman@

TEACHERS Rogy's Learning Place in Sidney, Oh is currently hiring teachers for their child care center.

Send resume to: Sidney Daily News Dept. 050213 1451 North Vandemark Rd Sidney, OH 45365

Interested applicants please call (937)498-1030

TROY, 1700 Conwood Drive (off of Barnhart Road), May 3 and 4, 9amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;3pm. Four family garage sale.

Along with our excellent benefit package, we offer a minimum starting salary of $42,423

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Needed for local construction company. CDL license preferred. Competitive benefits and compensation package.

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The Council on Rural Services is seeking a highlyskilled Compliance and Data Manager to work from our central office location in Piqua to report on client progress and outcomes for participants enrolled in all Council on Rural Services programs as well as facilitate and manage agency wide data and processes that analyze department specific achievement indicators. Selected candidate will support the education focus and operations of the Agency by developing a working knowledge of State and Federal program performance standards. The ideal candidate must be energetic, hardworking, motivated, and reflect the leadership traits that support excellence throughout the programs. Must be skilled in the use of computer software for spreadsheets and statistical analysis and the ability to access, analyze and present gathered information in visually compelling formats.

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

Interested applicants, please call 937 593 3566


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

NOW HIRING for CURRENT landscape laborer positions. Requirements: must pass drug screen; have ability to do intense, physical work, incl. lifting up to 50 lbs; work outdoors in elements; work varied, long hours; work well with RWKHUV YDOLG GULYHUŇ&#x2039;V OL cense required. If you are looking for a summer opportunity that is challenging & rewarding, please download an application from: MDVRQZHLJDQGWFRP and mail to: Jason Weigandt Landscape Co PO Box 848 Sidney, OH

Resume can be sent to: Weigandt Development Ltd. 90 N. Main St. Minster, OH 45865 Weigandt@

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SAND FOUNDRY ENGINEER Process Production Engineer is responsible for design, development, setup of product processes and equipment from Core making, Casting & Finishing, Quality. Directly involved in troubleshooting product processes. Works closely with quality in regard to ISR and/or PPAP requirements. Design of tooling as well as providing estimating assistance for quoting. Working knowledge of TS16949 and ISO14001 environmental standards along with experience with CAD and SolidView Works. Help sustain and improve 5'S throughout facility and also would be willing to learn industrial time study to compare standard cost against actuals. Qualified candidates must possess 3-5 years experience in Aluminum Sand Foundry environment. BS in engineering or related engineering field. Please submit resume to: Reliable Castings Corporation Attn.: HR Manager 1521 W. Michigan Street P. O. Box 829 Sidney, OH 45365


For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to Wendy Moorman at wmoorman@

email to: Or fax to: (937)492-1233 An Equal Opportunity Employer

TROY, Annual Shenandoah Neighborhood Garage Sale! Friday and Saturday 7:30am-3:00pm. Some Early Bird sales Thursday. Take I75 to Rt. 55 West. Take first left on Barnhart, left on Swailes. Shenandoah is 1/4 mile on right. Visit: for a list of items for sale and neighborhood map! 25+ Homes participating!


RECEPTIONIST/ ASSISTANT Needed for veterinary office. 20-30 hours per week, Great clients. Experience with Internet & Social media a Plus! Please bring resume to: Community Veterinary Clinic 1200 W Russell Rd Sidney

'LUHFWRU RI &RPPXQLW\ 5HVRXUFH 'HYHORSPHQW :LOO OHDG WKH %RDUGŇ&#x2039;V PDUNHW ing and community outreach programs through a variety of social media platforms. Development of training programs designed to enhance worker retention throughout the tri-county area. 3URJUDP &RRUGLQDWRU Will provide administrative support, communication and leadership to targeted programs such as the Family and Children First and NAMI. A Bachelors Degree in health education, communications, social work or a closely related field; two to four years of related experience; advanced computer skills and ability to prepare and present reports, outreach and training materials are required for both positions. The Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes PERS. Resume must be received by 4:30 p.m. on May 17, 2013 to be considered. Resumes should be forwarded by mail or via email to; Mark McDaniel, Executive Director Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services 1100 Wayne Street, Suite 4000 Troy, OH 45373 mcdanielm@ For detailed position descriptions visit our website at: The Tri-County Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Experienced Wood Worker Needed,Must be comfortable working with machinery of the trade and reading drawings.

The following two jobs which are 20 hours per week have been combined to create one full time position equaling 40 hours:

No phone calls please. See website

For over 33 years, Weigandt Development Ltd. has been an independent design/build contractor in the west central Ohio region. Our aggressive efforts have created a need for an experienced estimator/manager for commercial, industrial, and residential construction. The individual must have a working knowledge of the various aspects associated with building, remodeling, and repairs in all phases of construction. The job requires a positive attitude, sense of urgency, strong communication skills, and the ability to multi-task. We offer a liberal benefit package and opportunity for growth.

A multi-county alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services board seeks two fulltime professionals to join its efforts in providing community outreach, training, education and communication within Miami, Darke and Shelby Counties.

Miami County Bd of DD

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SIDNEY, 4th Ave (across from CVS) Friday 8am-?, Tables, workbench, weight bench with weights, microwave, sewing machine and cabinet, serger, RUSSIA Community Garage entertainment center, ceiling Sales, Friday, May 3, 9am- lights, books, games, antiques, 6pm and Saturday, May 4, collectibles, watches, car carri9am-1pm. Many multi family er, tomato plants, door knobs, youth bed locations!

SIDNEY 1033 E Parkwood Street. Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th 8am-4pm. (no early birds) Extension ladder, eight foot ladder, hand tools, Incredible one of a kind Maximizer MAC tool box, electric hedge trimmer, garden tools, wheel barrow, snow shovels, Dremel, Orbit sander, lawn chairs, "Swings & Things" deck furniture with umbrella, two antique trunks, antique wash stand, antique dresser with mirror, antique dressing table, antique desk, baby changing table, games, kitchenware and household items too may to list. We're going and it's not coming with us!

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Lawn Mowing starting at $15 Landscaping â&#x20AC;˘Trim Shrubs Pavers & Fence Installation Tree Removal â&#x20AC;˘ Wood Patios Install & Clean Spoutings â&#x20AC;˘ Siding Power Washing Nuisance Wild Animal Removal FREE Estimates 15 Years Lawn Care Experience

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PIQUA/ SIDNEY, 16000 Kirkwood (off 25A), Thursday, May 2, 9am-2pm & Friday, May 3, 9am-5pm. Computers and accessories, books, clothes, tops, shorts, pants, jeans. Lady, men S-4X, boy, girl 2-16 and miscellaneous items.

RUSSIA, 3493 Miller Road, May 2-4, 8am-? Wagnerware, coffee grinders, glassware, angel food cake, noodles, miscellaneous.

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Yard Sale FORT LORAMIE, 11010 St Rt 66 (north edge), Thursday, 5-8, Friday, 8-5, Saturday, 8-1. Multi Family Sale! Patio furniture, TV, cabinet, treadmill, weight bench, desks, bedding, digital cameras, sewing material, prom dresses, new kitchen stand mixers, teen books, tons of namebrand, great condition women's and men's college age clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry - some new! Much more, don't miss this one!!

Drivers & Delivery


Happy Ads / Birthday / Anniversary

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The unaudited Financial Data Schedule of the Shelby MHA for the year-ended 12/31/12 has been completed and can be made available for public inspection in the offices of the agency at 706 N Wagner Ave, Sidney OH during normal business hours. A copy of the report can be provided upon request.

Yard Sale

May be required to travel on installs, if needed. Pay depending upon experience. Email resumes to: OR Kathy Kirtley Partners In Recognition, Inc. PO Box 27 Fort Loramie, OH 45845 Medical/Health

CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT Busy OBGYN office seeking part time possible full time position. Certified Medical Assistant with 1 year experience required, preferably OBGYN experience. Please fax resume and references to:   Other FENIX, LLC PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBERS Seeking team members who want to build a career with our growing company. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, excel in team environments and, have 3-5 years of manufacturing experience. The plant operates on a 12-hour shift basis with current openings on the 7pm to 7am shift. We offer a highly competitive wage and full benefits. Please send resumes to: HUMAN RESOURCES 319 S. Vine St. Fostoria, OH 44830 MAINTENANCE Accepting applications for Maintenance position at Blossom Village Apts. 9 hours weekly, must have own tools. Apply in person: Wednesday, May1st or Thursday, May 2nd at: 120 Red Bud circle (office) Jackson Center, OH 45334 Equal opportunity provider and employer TREE TRIMMER/ GROUNDSMAN/ CLIMBER, Must have experience in rope/ saddle, good driving record. Wages depend on experience. Good pay/ benefits, (937)4928486(937)492-8486

Sidney Daily News, Friday, May 3, 2013 Other

Apartments /Townhouses



Some experience needed. Interested parties apply Monday-Friday between 3pm-5pm Robertson Cabinets Inc 1090 S. Main St. West Milton, OH 45383 Production/Operations

Village of Anna. 2 & 3 Bedroom townhomes & ranches. Garages, appliances, washer & dryer. Close to I-75, Honda, 20 miles from Lima. (937)498-4747 PRIVATE SETTING 2 Bedroom Townhouse No one above or below! Appliances, Washer/ Dryer Fireplace, garage Water & Trash included

PRODUCTION Norcold, Inc., recognized as the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, Marine, and Truck markets, is currently accepting applications for 3rd shift Production positions at both our Sidney and Gettysburg, Ohio facilities. Production positions start at $10.00/hr with pay progression opportunities for $.50/hr increases every 6 months up to $13.00/hr plus a $.50/hr shift premium. After progression, annual merit increase opportunities become available. Opportunities for higher skilled positions with higher pay such as Shipping, Machine Operators, Welders, Advanced Production, and more are posted internally to afford current employees advancement and growth within the Norcold, Inc. business. You must be flexible, able to excel in a fast paced environment and willing to work overtime.We offer an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401(K) and many others. For confidential consideration, forward resume in Word format with salary history and requirements to:


SURFSIDE BEACH, SC, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, ocean view condo, pool, full kitchen & more! Select weeks for spring, summer and fall 2013. Call (937)469-1576. Houses For Rent 3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, stove & refrigerator included. $550 + utilities. Call (937)492-3447 between 10-2 M-F. Sales TRAILER, stove, new refrigerator, new air conditioner, new washer & dryer (optional), $7000 OBO. Call Steve (937)710-3668 Pets CAT, approximately 7-8 months, very small, all black, house trained, very well behaved and friendly, free, (937)710-3549 CATS, two females, 5 years old, declawed, spayed, shots up to date, free to good home. (937)492-9430

Please visit: to learn more. EOE SALES Busy Insurance Agency seeks a part-time (possibly full-time), experienced, professional and ambitious P&C licensed sales producer. If not licensed, must be willing to get licensed Computer experience & organizational skills required. Must have strong people skills and maintain professionalism. Send resume to: Sidney Daily News Dept. 0502SALES 1451 North Vandemark Road Sidney, OH 45365 Instruction & Training MATH TUTORING by appointment only. Professional licensed by Ohio Department of Education. (937)492-5992 Houses For Sale 1236 TURNER, Sidney. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, C/A, 2 car garage. $128,500. Jim Walterbusch, (419)305-3231, Arnold Group. Country Meadows NOW OFFERING HOMES FOR SALE Financing & Lease option to own AVAILABLE Call for an appointment today! (937)497-7763 HANDYMAN Special, Needs some repairs, some electrical & plumbing, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, appraised at $29000, asking $5000, 317 Oak Street, (937)844-8923 NEARLY NEW 5 bedroom country ranch. Finished basement, Anna Schools, John Barnett, (419)738HOME(4663). Scott Ross Realty. Apartments /Townhouses 1 BEDROOM, 1-2 adults, no pets. 217 Brookburn. Deposit, references. (937)492-0829. 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages. (937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts. 1520 SPRUCE. 2 bedroom, $475 month, $200 deposit. Air, range, refrigerator, laundry, no pets. Call for showing: (937)710-5075 632 LINDEN, 3 bedroom, new flooring, water/trash included, $490 + deposit, no pets, (937)394-7478, (937)7263098. ANNA, Large 3 bedroom duplex. Attached garage. No pets. (937)538-6793 IN OSGOOD, 2 Bedroom, all utilities including Cable and Internet furnished, (419)5822891

ATVs /Dune Buggies

250cc, 178 miles, showroom condition, 2 helmets and cover, $1450. (937)448-0714 2007 HONDA CH80 scooter, asking $1500 OBO. Call (937)418-2702

Furniture & Accessories BEDROOM SET, 5 piece Danish Modern, dresser, mirror, chest, brass headboard plus bed frame, excellent condition, $225. (937)498-9822

CAMPING MEMBERSHIP, Lakewood Village Resort located in Wapakoneta, Ohio, asking $3500. Call for more details (937)418-2702. COMPUTER DESK, wood tone with file drawer, $30. 14" and 20" TVs. $15 each, (937)492-9863 FURNITURE, Moving, nice items for sale, Couch's, beds, matching chair sets, big screen tv, stereo system with surround sound, (937)726-8029

LAWNMOWER, White, 48in riding lawnmower, 20hp, excellent condition, $700, (937)3622261 REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore side by side, good condition, 25.7 cubic foot, white, works great, asking $250, (937)7788816


2003 TRAIL-LITE 22' hybrid trailer, 3 burner stove with oven, refrigerator with freezer, microwave, AC/furnace, sleeps 6, great condition! $8250, (937)676-2590.



2005 Cardinal, 5th wheel with 2 slides, excellent condition, well taken care of, asking $14,500 (937)698-6289

2000 YAMAHA jet boat, (2) 135HP engines, boat & trailer in excellent condition, engines have between 60-80 hours running time, boat cover, life jackets, water skis & tubes, can be seen at 808 North Miami Avenue, Sidney. Around back. Paid $23,000 new. Asking $9500. Will consider any offer, (937)638-2222. PONTOON, 50 Mercury outboard, power anchor, trolling motor, big live well, depth finder. Life jackets/ trailer, accessories included, $4200, (937)214-4413.

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937.492.8003 â&#x20AC;˘ 937.726.2868 Memory / Thank You


In loving memory of our Mother and Grandmother

Juliet â&#x20AC;&#x153;Julieâ&#x20AC;? Price who passed away 1 year ago today, May 3rd

Memory / Thank You

We miss you Mom in so many ways We miss the things you used to say, and when old times do recall, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s then we miss you most of all.

The family of 40040738

wishes to thank all of those who were so kind during her passing. We especially want thank Wilson Hospital and their staff. Dr. Stephen Blatchy for the care before her passing and during her death, Cromes Funeral Home, Pastor George Gnade for his prayers and kind words. Also, the First Baptist Church for the support and meal.

Roofing Windows Kitchens Sunrooms


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1975 CHEVY CAPRICE CLASSIC Convertible, A1 condition! 350 V8 engine, 125k miles, $12,000 OBO. Call (419)628-4183


2003 DODGE RAM 1500 6Cyl, 2wd, automatic, power steering, air, cruise, 71,600 miles, excellent condition, asking $6500. (937)726-7109 (937)492-5785

BOOKS, Boys and Girls books, Dave Dawson, Tom Swift Jr., Dana Girls, Vicki Barr, Connie Blair, Rick Brant, and others, English mystery Series, Blue Mask (AKA the Baron) by Anthony Norton (AKA John Creasy) Hardcovers 1930's1950's, Paper Backs 1960's, (937)492-0606

2009 HONDA Rancher, Motorcycles TRX420, automatic, Green, excellent condition, (937)596- 2007 HARLEY Davidson Ultra SOFAS, 2 Floral Sofas, 1 new, 1 used in excellent condition, 6861 Classic, black pearl, 22,400 (937)492-4792 miles, CB/CD/MP3, intercom, spoiler with LED lights, heatAutos For Sale shield, highway pegs, $14,500, Remodeling & Repairs 1985 LINCOLN Continental, (937)773-8428. Sea foam green, carriage top, 56k, beautiful car inside and 2007 HONDA Rebel, red in out, 1 owner, $7500, call color, 2500 miles, like new, (937)362-2261 40047831 saddle bags and helmet, $2150. Call (937)418-3727. 2005 FORD 500, good condit i o n , w e l l m a i n t e n a n c e d , MINI BIKE, 2 cycle, looks like A M / F M / C D , A C , p o w e r small Harley, $250, (937)216everything, newer tires, $6000, 0202 (937)710-3907. RVs / Campers

Auto Classic /Antiques

with job title in the subject line.

No phone calls please

TRENCHER, Case model 360 trencher with backhoe and blade.Only 2900 hours,good original condition.1994 model, Wisconsin engine. Parts book and owners manual included. (937)4891725


Trucks / SUVs / Vans



Or complete an application at the Shelby, Miami or Darke County Job Center

Miscellaneous AUTO PARTS SWAP MEET, Sunday, May 5th, 8am-4pm. Wapakoneta Fairgrounds, Ohio. For information 419-394-6484.

Much loved and missed by all your Children, Grandchildren, Family and Friends



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LEGALS NOTICE OF REAL ESTATE SALE BY SEALED BID REAL ESTATE The real estate being sold consists of 71.257 acres, more or less located in Section 1, on County Road 23, Stokes Township, Logan County, Ohio, subject to rights of way, restrictions and easements of record. Permanent Parcel Number: 45-029-00-00-024000. Property address: 8449 County Road 23, Lewistown, Ohio 43333. SEALED BIDDING PROCEDURES: Bids to purchase the property must be in writing and will be accepted until May 21, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. eastern daylight time by WKH 2ZQHUVŇ&#x2039; DWWRUQH\ DW WKH IROORZLQJ DGGUHVV Joseph A. Chrisman, Esq. 223 1/2 N. Main Ave. Post Office Box 442 Sidney, OH 45365-0442 (937) 492-4250 Please contact attorney Chrisman if any additional information is needed. Your bid should state a total bid price (not per acre). There will be no adjustment for acreage. The Owners reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Bids conditioned on financing or any other contingency will be rejected. The bid and envelope FRQWDLQLQJ WKH ELG VKDOO LQFOXGH WKH ELGGHUŇ&#x2039;V QDPH WHOHSKRQH number and mailing address. Bids will be opened May 21, 2013, DW  SP HDVWHUQ GD\OLJKW WLPH DW WKH ODZ RIILFH RI 2ZQHUVŇ&#x2039; counsel. The Owners will review the bids and the bidders who submitted the five (5) highest accepted bids will be notified of the amount of the highest bid and offered the opportunity to submit an additional bid or bids on the terms set forth in the Additional Bid Notice provided to them (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rebidsâ&#x20AC;?). Rebids will be opened in accordance with the Additional Bid Notice. The Owners reserve the right to reject any and all Rebids. The submitter of the accepted rebid will be notified and will be required to sign a purchase contract on the terms set forth in the Notice of Real Estate Sale by Sealed Bids and pay a Twenty Five Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($25,000.00) earnest money deposit within seventy-two (72) hours of the opening of the rebids and acceptance by Owners. No interest will be paid on the earnest money. Closing to occur within 30 days after execution of the purchase contract. TERMS OF PURCHASE CONTRACT The Property is being sold â&#x20AC;&#x153;AS ISâ&#x20AC;? without warranty or representDWLRQ DQG VXEMHFW WR WKH FXUUHQW WHQDQW IDUPHUŇ&#x2039;V ULJKWV WR SODQW cultivate and harvest the 2013 crop year crops on the Property. The purchase price, plus or minus any prorations, shall be paid by cashier or certified check at closing. The earnest money deposit will be credited towards the purchase price. Possession will be given at closing subject to rights of current tenant farmer for 2013 crop year. Real estate taxes and cash rent to be prorated WR GDWH RI FORVLQJ $Q\ &$89 UHFRXSPHQW ZLOO EH WKH SXUFKDVHUŇ&#x2039;V responsibility. Owners will provide no additional survey of the Property. Purchaser shall be responsible for obtaining and paying for any evidence of title Purchaser may require. Marketability shall be determined by the standards of the Ohio State Bar Association. Owners will provide at closing a duly executed and recordable fiduciary deed to the purchaser subject to and excepting real estate taxes, restrictions and easements of record, road right of way and zoning ordinances. No assignment of bid or reELG ZLWKRXW 2ZQHUVŇ&#x2039; SULRU ZULWWHQ FRQVHQW 1R EURNHU RU UHDOWRU fees will be paid by Owners in connection with this sale. FURTHER INFORMATION This ad is for notice only. For full terms and conditions of bidding and sale, please request a Notice of Real Estate Sale by Sealed Bids from counsel for the Owners. Terms of said Notice shall contain and supersede any other statements or advertisements. Owners: Ruth Eick and Arthur Kies, Executors of the Estate of Anna M. Kies, deceased, Case No. 2013-EST-031, Probate Court, Shelby County, Ohio.

Crown Equipment Corporation, a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment,

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Crown offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including Health/Dental/Prescription Drug and Vision Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more! For detailed information regarding these openings and to apply, please visit Select â&#x20AC;&#x153;Current Openingsâ&#x20AC;? and search by reference number above. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V 40038962

Sidney Daily News, Friday, May 3, 2013 Gutter Repair & Cleaning

TABLE, 4 chairs, china cabinet $60; patio furniture complete with umbrella $110; coffee table, 3 end tables $125; wooden desk, chair $60; entertainment center $25 (937)3356064 or (937)216-8199 WOOD CHIPPER, 16.5hp, electric start, limbs up to 4-1/2 inch diameter, good shape, new knife, $1600, (937)2160202

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We remember those who have passed away and are especially dear to us. On Monday, May 27, 2013, we will publish a special section devoted to those who are gone, but not forgotten.

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Celebrate Your Special Graduate in our Graduation Keepsake Edition on May 23, 2013

LEGALS NOTICE OF FORFEITURE UNDER O.R.C. 5301.332 You are hereby notified that the oil and gas lease between Craig L. Knouff and Teresa A. Knouff, as lessor, and you, William R. Jones, d/b/a Ohio Oil & Gas, as assignee/lessee, covering the following premises: Being part of Charles L. and Doris June Knouff’s 36,600 acre tract (Vol. 293, Page 394) in the Northwest Quarter of Section 3, Town 9, Range 5E, M.R.S., Loramie Township, Shelby County, Ohio and more particularly described as follows: Beginning, for reference, at a capped iron pin (stamped Shelby County 7061) found in a monument box in the centerline of Dawson Road (CH 24) marking the Southwest corner of said Northwest Quarter; Thence North 0 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East (Due North) (Reference Brg Plat Vol. 13, Page 78) 858.92 feet to an iron pin set in the West line of said Northwest Quarter marking the principal point of beginning for the tract hereinafter described; Thence continuing North 0 edges 00 minutes 00 seconds East 280.00 feet to a 1/2 inch pin found (18 inches deep) marking the Southwest corner of Gary L. Ginn’s 2.002 acre tract (Deed Vol. 224, Page 448); Thence South 89 degrees 27 minutes 08 seconds East 436.80 feet with and along the South line of said 2.002 acre tract to a 1/2 inch iron pin found marking the Southeast corner of said Ginn’s 2.002 acre tract, passing the centerline of Dawson Road pavement at 14.5 feet and an iron pin set at 40.00 feet in the occupied easterly right of way line of Dawson Road; Thence South 0 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 280.00 feet to an iron pin set; Thence North 89 degrees 27 minutes 08 seconds West 436.80 feet to the principal point of beginning, passing an iron pin set at 396.80 feet in the occupied easterly right of way line and passing the centerline of dawson Road pavement at 422.3 feet. Containing 2.807 acres more or less and subject to all legal highways and easements of record or use. 0.257 acres being in road right of way. The above description is based on a field survey made by W. L. Geuy June 15, 2005. The bearings ar based on the bearing of the existing noted line and angles turned in the field. Iron pins set are 5/8 x 30 inch reinforcing rod with a plastic cap stamped W.L.G. RLS 5105. Survey, description and plat by Wallace Lynn Geuy, Registered Survey No. 3-5105, 8673 W. Rt. 29, DeGraff, OH 43318. consisting of 2.807 acres of land, more or less, and recorded in Lease Volume 20, Page 71 of the records of Shelby County, Ohio by Ohio Oil & Gas, of R.D. No. 1, Folwer, Ohio 44418, on April 18, 1981; assigned to Cavendish Appalachia, Inc. by Assignment of Oil and Gas Lease, on January 22, 1982 in Lease Volume 20, Page 740 of the records of Shelby County, Ohio; and subsequently assigned to you, William R. Jones, d/b/a/ Ohio Oil & Gas, by Assignment of Oil and Gas Leases on February 18, 1983 in Lease Volume 21, Page 326 of the records of Shelby County, Ohio, will be forfeited because of non-payment of rent for a period exceeding twenty (20) years. The undersigned counsel for Craig L. Knouff and Teresa A. Knouff intends to file for record an affidavit of forfeiture pursuant to O.R.C 5301.332 with the county recorder of Shelby County, Ohio if you, William R.Jones, d/b/a Ohio Oil & Gas, do not have such lease released of record within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of this notice. Apr. 26, May 3 40038583


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Tree Board learns about pruning Members of the Sidney Tree Board were advised by Marty Keifer, street superintendent, at a recent meeting that a contractor has begun pruning trees in the city. Crews have worked in the vicinity north of Campbell Road and north of Court Street before moving on to Green Tree Hills. The board also discussed the Arbor Day event, which was held at Lehman Catholic High School, and the Tree City USA luncheon at the village of Greenhills near Cincinnati. For the 24th consecutive year, Sidney has achieved Tree City USA status. Members discussed the continuing work on the new tree brochure. The possibility of having a contest in Sidney City Schools for a new Sidney Tree Board logo was discussed. Board member Michael Jannides said the contest would have to wait until the fall as teachers generally have their lessons planned through the end of this school year. It was noted that the contest would qualify for Growth Award points. The board voted to keep the logo used in current brochure and move information about the Tree Board to the front page. Members discussed the placement of a diagram for proper tree planting. Joyce Reier, public works administrative assistant, said she will make the necessary changes and present them to the board at the June meeting.

Website class offered PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division is offering a new class that will teach how to create and design a website. The course will be taught by Julie Hagaman, of Mendon. “Whether you want to promote your business, share a hobby, create your own blog, or just create a personal page to share with family, this course will show you how,” Mendon said. Hagaman has been teaching technology-related courses for more than 15 years. In this course she instructs the fundamentals of designing a website using simple and free software. At the end of this course, students will have the knowledge to create and name a website, add photos and video, create a custom design, add text and information, create custom forms, link to other websites and share the website with others. “Hagaman is an expert at finding free internet tools. This training is a good opportunity to learn how to create and publish a website,” said Enrichment Coordinator Annette Paulus. The class will be held on June 3 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Upper Valley Career Center ATC. Students enrolling in this course should have basic computer skills. The cost of the class is $45. Contact Paulus for detailed information or registration at (800) 589-6963 or Class size is limited; registrations will be accepted through May 25. Class fee is due at time of registration.

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Teens take on responsibility of running family orchard BY MIKE SEFFRIN BOTKINS — When you think of all the things teenagers get involved in, operating an orchard is not likely to come to mind. Austin McGowan, 16, and his girlfriend, Riley Luthman, 18, aren’t your typical teenagers. The Botkins High School students are taking care of what is believed to be the last orchard in Shelby County. Located at 14702 State Route 274, east of Botkins, the orchard was started by McGowan’s great-grandparents, Vernon and Ludema Wildermuth. Vernon moved into a nursing home three years ago. He died April 26. He hadn’t been able to tend to the orchard in recent years and there was discussion among the family about the orchard’s future.

Their decision McGowan and Luthman talked about their decision to take on the responsibility during an interview in the workshop near the Wildermuth Orchard. “I was always over here,” said McGowan, who does woodworking projects. About two months ago, he asked his great-grandmother if he could restore the orchard. “She thought it would be too much work for him alone,” Luthman said. But when Luthman offered to help, Ludema gave the go-ahead. “Ludema said it was the last orchard in Shelby County. I guess we’re under a little more pressure,” Luthman said with a smile. McGowan said his great-grandparents “started with a couple of trees in their barn,” and then transplanted them outdoors. Currently, the orchard has 140 trees — most of them apple — with a few peach, cherry, plum and pear. An old diagram of the orchard lists the apple varieties — Honey Crisp, Gala, Yellow and Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Enterprise, Melrose and others.

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RILEY LUTHMAN and Austin McGowan stand in front of a sign at the Wildermuth Orchard. The teens have taken over responsibility for the orchard, which was begun by McGowan’s great-grandparents.

‘Used to come here’ Luthman said it’s ironic that she’s now working in the orchard. “My mom and I used to come here and get apples,” she said. Also, she said her uncle used to keep cows on the same farm. Their first week in the orchard, McGowan and Luthman pruned the trees. It had been two years since any pruning had been done. They spent two weeks picking up brush. They’ve also been spraying the trees to ward off fungus and bugs. And once the apples start to appear, they’ll pick ones that are too close together. This allows the remaining fruit to grow larger, McGowan said. In earlier years, when the orchard business was active, the Wildermuths “used to sell them out of the old milk parlor,” McGowan said. People would get apples and drop money into a box. McGowan’s marketing plan now is to take fruit to farmers markets in Sidney and Troy. Any left over would be available for sale at the orchard. Once the ground dries, he and Luthman also want to put out a garden.

Return home Luthman has plenty to keep her busy outside the orchard. It’s her senior year and she attends classes at high school and at Edison Community College. She’s been accepted at Bowling Green State University, where she will major in dietetics. But she’s promised to return home twice a week to help with the orchard. A junior, McGowan said he doesn’t play high school sports, so that gives him more time for the orchard. He also

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LUTHMAN AND McGowan look at blossoms on a pear tree in the orchard. The orchard has 140 trees, most of them apple, along with a few other fruit trees. enjoys woodworking, which he plans to continue part time after graduation from high school. His full-time job will be with Best Door and Window, a Huntsville business co-owned by his father. McGowan’s parents are Jeff Mc-

Gowan and Tammy Schuller. Jon and Jane Luthman are Luthman’s parents. Although they’ve had encouragement and help from some people, “a lot of people thought we couldn’t do it,” McGowan said. “So far, we love it,” Luthman said.

Edison nursing grads rate high in survey PIQUA — Edison Community College nursing graduates are scoring with local employers, college officials said. In the annual survey of people with hiring responsibility in area hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and physician’s offices, Edison nursing graduates are reportedly just what the doctor ordered. In a sample of 45 employers of nurses, those with hiring responsibilities were asked to identify the most sought-out qualities and skills in prospective nurses. The ability to deliver safe nursing

care, provide customer service skills, deliver quality care, use critical thinking, clinical judgment, and assessment skills were among the top qualities and skills desired. Upon determining top qualities, the same sample of employers were then asked to evaluate the Edison nursing graduates in their employ. Nursing graduates were rated overall and in terms of each of their top strengths. The results showed that the greatest strengths sought by the employers were identical to the qualities and skills found in Edison nursing graduates.

Gwen Stevenson, Edison dean of nursing and health sciences, was thrilled to hear the results. “Talk about giving your market what they want most; this is an amazing result,” Stevenson said. “Obviously we are able to stay in touch with local employers and fine-tune our program to deliver what they consider to be of greatest importance.” ‘My hat is off to our faculty who are dedicated to turning out nurses who are equal to the challenges of today’s changing health care environment,” said Sharon

Brown, senior vice president for academic affairs. The nursing program at Edison Community College has maintained full accreditation and approval over its 33-year history. The pass rate for Edison graduates on the nursing licensing exam is often higher than the average pass rate in Ohio and in the nation. Each year, the program graduates two classes (December and May) of nurses who go on to provide care in a number of Miami Valley hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and doctor’s offices.

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Cavs fall to NB NEW BREMEN — New Bremen pitchers Travis Bertelson and Trevor Kitzmiller combined to limit Lehman to five hits in a 3-2 victory over the Cavaliers in non-league baseball here Thursday. The loss leaves Lehman at 13-5 and puts New Bremen at 6-13. The loss spoiled another excellent pitching effort from freshman Nate Bosway. He took the loss in going the distance, but allowed only four hits, and just one after the first inning. Lehman got two hits from Drew Westerheide and doubles from AJ Hemmelgarn and Bosway. The linescore: Lehman ..................100 010 0_2 5 1 Bremen ...................100 200 x_3 4 2 Bosway (LP) and Schutt; Bertelson (WP), Kitzmiller (6) and Naylor. Records: Lehman 13-5, NB 6-13.

—— Trojans blank Jackson Center

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THE BALL is quite visible in the glove of Houston’s Alyssa Stang as she gets set to put the tag down on Fort Loramie’s

Janell Hoying on a play at second base Thursday in County softball at Houston. Loramie notched a key 3-1 win.

Loramie tops Houston, takes sole possession of first place HOUSTON — Fort Loramie took over sole possession of first place in the County softball race with a key 3-1 victory over Houston in action Thursday. Paige Ordean pitched a four-hitter and mowed down 10 Lady Wildcats on strikes to lead the way for the Lady Redskins, who are now 14-4 overall and 6-1 in County play., Houston dropped to 14-7 overall and 7-2 in the league, and Russia, the third team tied for first in the loss column, lost to Anna Thursday. Loramie got a run in the fourth, only to have Houston tie it in the bottom of the inning. But the Lady Redskins added runs in the sixth and seventh and that was enough for Ordean. Darian Rose singled and doubled, and Macy Turner had two singles for Fort Loramie. Hannah Trent and Nicoletter Holthaus both doubled for Houston and Alyssa Stang had two singles. The linescore: Loramie ..................000 101 1_3 7 1 Houston ..................000 100 0_1 4 3 WP: Ordean; LP: M. Stang (in relief) Records: Loramie 14-4, Houston 14-7.


Anna knocks Russia from first RUSSIA — Anna knocked Russia out of a tie for first place in the County with a 176 run-rule verdict in softball action Thursday. The Lady Rockets go to 5-4 in the County and 8-7 overall. Russia is now 7-11 overall and 6-2 in league play. The game was tied at 5-5 after four innings when the Lady Rockets erupted for 12 runs in the top of the fifth. When Russia couldn’t answer

County Softball standings League W-L Fort Loramie . . . . . 6-1 Houston . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 Botkins . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Jackson Center . . . 2-7 Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . 0-7

All W-L 14-4 14-7 7-11 8-7 5-8 2-10 0-13

BOTKINS — Botkins blanked Jackson Center 10-0 in County baseball action Thursday. The win put the Trojans at 10-5 on the year and dropped the Tigers to 4-8. For Botkins, Christian Hoskins had two hits, including a two-run single on the Trojans’ seven-run first. Spencer Stutsman also had a two-run single in the first. Winning pitcher Roger Miller allowed the Tigers just three hits. The linescore: JC...............................000 00_ 0 3 2 Botkins ......................700 03_10 7 3 Frye (LP), Mabry (5) and Meyer; Miller and Greve. Records: JC 4-8, Botkkns 10-5.


Minster wins in 10

MINSTER — Minster scored twice in the bottom of the seventh on a clutch twoout, two-run single by Andrew Knapke to tie Lima Bath 3-3, then finally pushed the winning run across the plate in the bottom of the 10th to post a 4-3 victory in non-league baseball action here Thursday. The win puts the Wildcats at 16-1 on the year heading into a big game today at Versailles. Adam Niemeyer led off the 10th with a single and stole second. And Devon Poeppelman again delivered for the Wildcats, singling Niemeyer home to end the marathon game. Knapke, Niemeyer and Poeppelman all had two singles, and Ethan Wolf doubled SDN Photo/Todd B. Acker and had a solo homer in the sixth to get Minster on the FORT LORAMIE catcher Ashley Ordean (left) chases down board. Houston’s Nicolette Holthaus in action Thursday at Houston. The linescore:

in the bottom of the inning, it was over after five. Amanda Rickert and Allison Harris both had three hits for Anna, with one of Harris’ being a double. Haley Steinbrunner and Chloe Egbert both had two hits for Anna and Paige Richard doubled. For Russia, Alexa Counts had two hits and Olivia Mon- JC drops to 2-7 and 2-10. NB...........................101 020 x_4 7 3 WP: Sprague; LP: Muhlenkamp nin and Hannah Sherman For Botkins, Jessica Dietz Records: NB 9-8, SH 6-9. both drove in two. had two hits and drove in two —— The linescore: runs. Anna.....................100 4(12)_17 16 1 Riverside For Jackson, Tabatha Myers Russia.......................005 10_ 6 8 4 falls to Triad had three hits and Hannah WP: Keener; LP: Young Riverside outhit Triad 8-4 Meyer had two hits. Morgan Records: Anna 8-7, Russia 7-11. but came up on the short end Dickman added a double. —— The linescore: of a 4-1 verdict in softball acSidney girls JC....................................000 000 4_4 tion Thursday. fall to Tecumseh Botkins ...........................200 021 x_5 The Lady Pirates, 14-7, WP: Dietz; LP: Gies Sidney fell to 4-13 on the hurt themselves with four erRecords: JC 2-9, Botkins 5-8 year after an 11-1 five-inning rors. loss to Tecumseh in action Chelsea Giles had three —— Wednesday. hits and Heather Comer and Bremen edges • Sidney also lost Tuesday Taylor Anderson two hits St. Henry 4-3 to Piqua 14-1. each. NEW BREMEN — New Maddi Homan had a douThe linescore: Bremen held off St. Henry in Riverside ................001 000 0_1 8 4 ble in that game. The linescore: the late innings to post a 4-3 Triad .......................100 301 x_4 4 0 WP: Davis; LP: Watkins Sidney..................................001 00_4 victory over the Lady RedRecords: Riverside 14-7. Tecumseh.............................413 3x_8 skins in Midwest Athletic con—— WP: Roberts; LP: Barker ference play Thursday. Records: Sidney 4-13. Correction The Lady Cardinals, now 9—— It was reported to the 8 overall and 2-3 in the MAC, Botkins edges newspaper via email on were led again by Caitlyn Jackson Center that Rachel Everhart, who had three hits Wednesday BOTKINS — Botkins sur- in three trips and scored Heckaman had three hits and vived a four-run seventh by twice. three RBIs for Minster in a Jackson Center to win 5-4 in Rachel Parker added a dou- win over Wapakoneta. County softball Thursday. Actually, it was Alexis ble. The Lady Trojans are 2-5 Robinson with those numThe linescore: in league play and 5-8 overall. St. Henry ..............0109 002 0_3 4 2 bers.

Lima Bath ......001 002 000 0_3 8 0 Minster ...........000 001 200 1_4 11 2 Norton, Sanders (8) (LP) and Schuerman; Hoying, Brown (7) (WP) and Eilerman. Records: Minster 16-1, Bath 109.


Fort Loramie run-rules Houston HOUSTON — Fort Loramie coasted to an easy win over Houston in County baseball Thursday, winning 12-1 in five innings. The Redskins had a 6-0 lead after four, then scored six more in the fifth. Seth Guillozet had two hits and drove in three, and Rosengarten also had two hits and drove in two. Quinton Pence had two hits for Houston. The linescore: Loramie ...................024 06_12 11 1 Houston ...................100 00_ 1 4 2 Guillozet (WP), Rose (5) and Kitzmiller; Jolley (LP), Riffell (5) and Miller. Records: Loramie 9-11, Houston 2-17.

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Russia’s 1st inning run holds up

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Denny Hamlin received medical clearance Thursday to return this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Hamlin has missed four races after sustaining a compression fracture of a vertebra in his lower back in a last-lap accident at California on March 24. “Don't call it a comeback — LL cool J,” Hamlin tweeted. Joe Gibbs Racing said exact plans will be determined at the track. Hamlin could start the No. 11 Toyota, then give way to a relief driver. “Welcome back Denny!” NASCAR tweeted. Mark Martin took Hamlin's place in the No. 11 car at Martinsville, and Brian Vickers drove at Texas, Kansas and Richmond.

RUSSIA — Russia scored a run in the bottom of the first inning and that was the only run of the game as the pitchers dominated in a 1-0 verdict in County baseball action Thursday. Trevor Sherman for Russia and Wes Showalter for Anna allowed just two hits apiece. Sherman struck out seven and walked none, and Showalter fanned five and walked three. The only run came on a double steal by Sherman and Cole McEldowney. Russia is now 16-4 and Anna 7-10

Combined practices FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals will hold combined practices during training camp on Aug. 5 and Aug. 6. The combined practices, which will be open to the public at the Falcons' practice facility, will be held before the teams play a preseason game at the Georgia Dome on Thursday, Aug. 8. The Falcons have shared practice fields with other teams during training camp. The Falcons and Tennessee Titans held a joint practice at Coahulla High School in Dalton, Ga., in training camp last year. The last time the Falcons hosted a combined practice was in 2010, when the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots worked at Flowery Branch.

The linescore: Anna . . . . . . 000 000 0_0 2 1 Russia . . . . . 100 000 x_1 2 2 Showalter (LP) and Doseck; Sherman and Tebb. Records: Russia 16-4, Anna 7-10.


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Riverside blanks Triad 3-0 LEWISNORTH BURG — Riverside went on the road and beat Triad, the No. 17-ranked team in D-III, 3-0 Thursday. The Pirates are now 14-8 and Triad 13-3. Dalton Bollinger had two hits and Tanner Lane scored twice for Riverside. The linescore: Riverside. . . 002 000 1_3 5 1 Triad . . . . . . 000 000 0_0 3 3 Proffitt (WP) and Bollinger; Davis and Collier. Records: Riverside 14-8, Triad 13-3.

—— Jackets fall 3-1 In action Wednesday, the Jackets fell to Tecumseh 3-1 in nonleague play. Kaleb Dotson homered for one of Sidney’s five hits. The linescore: Sidney . . . . . 000 000 1_1 5 1 Tecumseh . . 100 200 x_3 4 3 Heath (LP) and Niswonger; Cantrell and Koogler Records: Sidney 9-9.

McElroy opens with 67 SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg

Jacket netters fall to Northmont Sidney boys tennis team member Alex Wells serves in action Thursday at the high school against Northmont. Sidney lost the match 5-0.

NCAA suspends some recruiting changes INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA board of directors wants to take a longer look at its new recruiting rules. On Thursday, the board suspended the biggest and most contentious rules change it approved 31/2 months ago — eliminating the restrictions on how coaches can contact recruits and how often those contacts can take place outside the traditional no-contact periods. All sports other than men’s and women’s basketball, which have been abiding by that the rule since last summer, will have to wait for a change. It was one of only two rules changes of the roughly two dozen that passed in January to receive enough school signatures to override the vote. The board has pledged to listen to the concerns of coaches, athletic directors and other school leaders before putting a formal proposal back on the table. “We are supportive of

moving as aggressively as possible while still studying the issues with due diligence,” board chairman Nathan Hatch, Wake Forest’s president, said in a statement posted on the NCAA website. “It’s important to make sure all the pieces of the recruiting model work together to make the most effective change in the culture.” An NCAA spokeswoman said board members were not available to comment following Thursday’s regular quarterly meeting in Indianapolis. The move is yet another stark turnabout in a reform movement that has slowed dramatically President Mark Emmert talked about fast-tracking the changes in August 2011. Instead, the push for a stipend of up to $2,000 per athlete was overridden in December 2011 over concerns that included Title IX compliance, and the board continues to discuss how to craft a new proposal.

Three other rulebook changes were suspended last month by the board because of complaints from the schools, and two ‚Äî- the deregulation of recruiting and a prohibition on live scouting of opponents ‚Äî both received the necessary 75 votes to be overridden. The other three rules under suspension would have eliminated the definition of recruiting roles, allowed earlier contact with prospective recruits and eliminated restrictions on what printed materials could be sent to a recruit. The board did not back down on the scouting proposal. It will now be sent back to the full membership for an online up-or-down vote. Emmert’s greatest successes have generally come on the academic side where university presidents have strongly backed eligibility standards for incoming freshmen while tying classroom performance to postseason eligibility. That part didn’t change Thursday.

San Francisco . . 16 12 .571 1 Arizona . . . . . . . 15 13 .536 2 Los Angeles . . . . 13 14 .481 3½ San Diego . . . . . 11 17 .393 6 Thursday's Games San Diego 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Philadelphia 7, Miami 2 Washington 3, Atlanta 1 St. Louis at Milwaukee, n Friday's Games Cincinnati (Leake 1-1) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 1-1), 2:20 p.m. Miami (Nolasco 2-2) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 1-2) at Pittsburgh (A.Burnett 2-2), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Marcum 0-2) at Atlanta (Minor 3-2), 7:30 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 3-2) at Milwaukee (Lohse 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 5-0) at Colorado (Francis 1-2), 8:40 p.m. Arizona (Miley 2-0) at San Diego (Marquis 2-2), 10:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-2) at San Francisco (Zito 3-1), 10:15 p.m. Saturday's Games Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 1:05 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 4:05 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m.

American League East Division W L Pct GB Boston . . . . . . . . 19 8 .704 — New York. . . . . . 17 10 .630 2 Baltimore . . . . . 16 12 .571 3½ Tampa Bay . . . . 12 15 .444 7 Toronto . . . . . . . 10 18 .357 9½ Central Division Kansas City. . . . 15 10 .600 — Detroit . . . . . . . . 15 11 .577 ½ Minnesota . . . . . 12 12 .500 2½ Cleveland . . . . . 12 13 .480 3 Chicago . . . . . . . 11 15 .423 4½ West Division Texas . . . . . . . . . 17 10 .630 — Oakland. . . . . . . 16 13 .552 2 Seattle . . . . . . . . 13 17 .433 5½ Los Angeles . . . . 10 17 .370 7 Houston . . . . . . . 8 20 .286 9½ Thursday's Games Tampa Bay at Kansas City, ppd., rain Boston at Toronto, n Chicago White Sox at Texas, n Detroit at Houstonn Baltimore at L.A. Angels, n Friday's Games Minnesota (P.Hernandez 1-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 4-2), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 2-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 4-2), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-2) at Toronto (Romero 0-0), 7:07 p.m. Boston (Doubront 3-0) at Texas (D.Holland 1-2), 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 01) at Kansas City (Guthrie 3-0), 8:10 p.m. Detroit (Fister 4-0) at Houston (B.Norris 3-3), 8:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 5-0) at Colorado (Francis 1-2), 8:40 p.m. Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 0-3), 10:05 p.m.

SCOREBOARD CALENDAR High school High school sports TONIGHT Baseball West Carrollton at Sidney Jackson Center at Lehman Minster at Versailles Delphos St. John’s at Bremen New Knoxville at Coldwater Botkins at Riverside Softball West Carrollton at Sidney Jackson Center at Lehman Botkins at Riverside Track Jackson Center at Ben Logan Inv. SATURDAY Baseball Sidney at St. Marys (2) Houston at Mechanicsburg (2) Fort Loramie at Tipp City Troy Christian at Fairlawn (2) Anna at Tri-County North Softball Mississinawa at Fairlawn (2) Fort Loramie at Parkway Russia at New Bremen Track Sidney, Lehman, Russia, New Knoxville, Fairlawn, Anna at New Bremen Invitational Houston at Beard Inv., West Milton

SOFTBALL High school Ohio High School Softball Coaches Association State rankings Division I — 1. North Canton

Hoover; 2. Northmont, Lebanon (tie); 4. Olentangy Liberty; 5. Holland Springfield; 6. Delaware; 7. Avon Lake; 8. Broadview Heights; 9. Oregon Clay; 10. Elyria. Division II — 1. River Valley; 2. Akron Springfield; 3. LaGrange Keystone, Greenville (tie); 5. Kenton Ridge; 6. Lima Bath; 7. Tipp City; 8. Licking Valley; 9. Franklin; 10. Hebron Lakewood. Division III — 1. Bloom Carroll; 2. Archbold; 3. Johnstown Northridge; 4. Newcomerstown; 5. Milan Edison; 6. Heath; 7. Eastern Brown; 8. Clermont Northeastern; 9. Minford; 10. Fort Frye. Division IV — 1.Covington; 2. Portsmouth Notre Dame; 3. Berlin Center Western Reserve; 4. Sycamore Mohawk; 5. Strasburg Franklin; 6. Vienna Mathews; 7. Convoy Crestview; 8. New Riegel; 9. HOUSTON; 10. Windham.

BASEBALL Major Leagues National League The Associated Press East Division W L Pct Atlanta . . . . . . . 17 11 .607 Washington . . . . 15 14 .517 Philadelphia . . . 13 16 .448 New York. . . . . . 11 15 .423 Miami . . . . . . . . . 8 21 .276 Central Division St. Louis . . . . . . 16 11 .593 Pittsburgh . . . . . 16 12 .571 Milwaukee. . . . . 14 12 .538 Cincinnati . . . . . 15 14 .517 Chicago . . . . . . . 11 17 .393 West Division Colorado . . . . . . 17 11 .607

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For all the talk about the greens, Rory McIlroy's most important club was his driver Thursday in the Wells Fargo Championship. McIlroy kept the ball in play at Quail Hollow and gave himself plenty of birdie chances on a cloudy, soft afternoon. He ran off six birdies in a seven-hole stretch around the turn and finished with an 8-foot birdie putt for a 5-under 67 to share the lead with six other players. It was the first time this year McIlroy has been atop the leaderboard after any round, and the first time he broke par in the opening round. "Now that I feel like I'm swinging it well, this is the sort of golf I expect to play," McIlroy said. Nick Watney, Ryan Moore, Robert Garrigus and PGA Tour rookie Derek Ernst shot 67 in the morning. Daniel Summerhays and Nate Smith, a Monday qualifier, joined McIlroy by posting their 67s in the afternoon. Phil Mickelson and Lucas Glover were in a large group at 68, with 19-year-old Jordan Spieth in another big group at 69.

Oswalt agrees to deal DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a minor-league deal with three-time AllStar pitcher Roy Oswalt. The team announced the news on its Twitter account Thursday, with Oswalt expected to report to extended spring training. The 35-year-old Oswalt has a career record of 163-96. He's also 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA at Coors Field. On his Twitter account, Oswalt tweeted: “Always loved the mountains, im back!” Oswalt hasn't pitched in the majors since Oct. 2, when he was with the Texas Rangers. He's also played for Houston and Philadelphia. The first-place Rockies certainly could use a boost on the mound with righty Jhoulys Chacin on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained lower back.

Ump, players fined KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Major League Baseball fined umpire Tom Hallion and Tampa Bay pitchers David Price, Jeremy Hellickson and Matt Moore for their dustup last weekend. Each of the pitchers was fined $1,000. It was unknown how much Hallion was docked. Hallion was the plate umpire and crew chief during a game Sunday at Chicago against the White Sox and Price thought he missed a pitch. They exchanged words and the AL Cy Young winner accused Hallion of directing an expletive at him while he walked off the field. Hallion called Price a "liar" after the game. Price, Hellickson and Moore later made comments about Hallion on Twitter. The pitchers were fined for violating MLB's social media policy that forbids "displaying or transmitting content that questions the impartiality of or otherwise denigrates a major league umpire." Price said that he didn't want Hallion to be fined, only to be given an apology.

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DELPHOS — New Knoxville handed Delphos St. John’s a 6-5 setback in Midwest Athletic Conference baseball action Thursday. The Rangers scored twice in the first on a single by Jake Allen and back-to-back doubles by Tyler Shreve and Michael Porter. The big inning was the fifth, when Wes Meyer belted a threerun homer for the Rangers. Allen was 3-for-4 and Shreve and Porter both had two hits for the Rangers.

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David Ortiz, Boston Big Papi was a welcome sight at Fenway Park last week. The slugger, on the disabled list to begin the season, has hit safely in all games he has appeared including six last week. For the season, he’s batting a robust .516 with six multi-hit games so far. For the week, he hit .478 with a couple of home runs and nine RBIs.

Matt Moore, Tampa Bay The Rays continue to rely on their pitching to keep the club in the race. Moore has been nothing short of spectacular all season. In 14 innings last week, the lefthander gave up five hits and four walks and struck out 18 to win both of his starts.

Russell Martin, Pittsburgh The surging Pirates bolted into first place after winning two of three in St. Louis. The Bucs’ catcher raised his season average last week from .216 to a respectable .267 by batting .375 with four homers.

Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh The young lefthander found his groove last week, tossing 13 shutout innings in road wins over Philadelphia and St. Louis. In 13 innings, he allowed just five hit and four walks. He struck out 10.

Byron Buxton, OF, Minnesota Drafted second overall in 2012, the fleet outfielder was considered by many to be the top talent in the draft. After hitting a combined .248 in two Rookie League stops last season, the 19-year-old is having a fine summer at Single-A Cedar Rapids. He’s batting .389 with a .511 OBP and 21 runs in 20 games. He has 10 extra-base hits and eight steals. Kyle Zimmer, SP, Kansas City There is yet another wave of exciting pitching prospects on the way to Kansas City. Zimmer, a righthander, was chosen fifth overall in 2012. The University of San Francisco product didn’t begin pitching until his sophomore season. But he has a live arm that’s allowed him to punch out 29 hitters in just 18.2 innings. Opponents are batting just .186 in his four starts at Single-A Williamsport.

MAY 4, 1984 Power hitter Dave Kingman hits a 180-foot popup at Minnesota’s Metrodome that never comes down. It lodges in a drainage valve in the roof and is retrieved the following day. Kingman is credited with a ground-rule double. MAY 6, 1998 The Chicago Cubs’ Kerry Wood, six weeks shy of his 21st birthday and making just the fifth start of his career, strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the single-game record. Wood allows one hit and hits a batter, which are the only Houston baserunners. He throws 122 pitches in the Cubs’ 2-0 win at Wrigley Field.

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Red Sox Big Papi is back and hitting better than .500 so far. Rangers 11-5 vs. AL West, but don’t face Oakland for another two weeks. Braves Went 3-7 on painful road trip, now four key games with Nats. Rockies Rox get scare with Tulowitzki shoulder injury. Giants No. 8 hitter Brandon Crawford leads team in homers and OPS. Yankees Shortstops sans Derek Jeter are hitting just .177. Tigers Pitching dominated Atlanta in key sweep. A’s Lost eight of 10 vs. AL East. Nationals Jordan Zimmermann becoming new ace. DiamondbacksWon all five of Patrick Corbin starts. Pirates Took two of three in St. Louis to move into first place. Royals Clean-up hitters batting just .198. Cardinals Will get two starts from Adam Wainwright this week. Reds Shin-Soo Choo has brought a .492 OBP to the leadoff spot. Orioles Own three of the top 10 batting averages in the majors. Dodgers Big week coming up vs. Rockies and Giants. Rays Five of last six losses have been by one run or in extra innings. Phillies Spent just two days at .500 this season, can’t rise above. Brewers Facing 19 straight games against winning teams. Twins Kevin Correia has revitalized his career. Mets Matt Harvey is 4-0, 1.54 ERA. Rest of staff: 6-13, 4.88. Mariners Tom Wilhelmsen last 10 IP: 3 hits, 0 walks, 0 runs, 8 Ks. Angels Easy to blame superstars, but Angels aren’t getting good pitching. White Sox Batting .229, scoring less than 3.5 runs/game. Padres Starters must get deeper into games. Cubs Starters have a 3.14 ERA, but just a 5-12 record. Indians Lost eight of last 12. Blue Jays Season falling apart eerily similar to Miami in 2012. Astros Have Seattle’s number this season. Marlins On pace to rank with all-time worst teams.

Oakland at New York Yankees Both teams entered the season with a bit of a chip on their shoulders. The A’s are trying to prove that their magical 2012 season was no fluke and that they indeed belong in the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Yankees, without Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez, want to show their Al East rivals that they can compete without those AllStars. So far, both teams have proven they can compete. Oakland is happy to have Yoenis Cespedes back in the lineup after a stint on the DL. The A’s have gotten an unexpected offensive boost from Coco Crisp. He leads the team with five home runs. As expected, second baseman Robinson Cano provides the big bat in the Yankees’ lineup. But Travis Hafner and Vernon Wells have been a huge lift. A.J. Griffin and CC Sabathia will get things started on Friday before Brett Anderson and Andy Pettitte pitch the finale on Sunday.

Boston at Texas At the close of the past weekend, the Red Sox and Rangers had the two best records in the American League. Boston just now may be finding its groove, and that is bad news for the rest of the AL. David Ortiz is healthy and mashing the ball. John Lackey has returned to the rotation after missing more than a year with Tommy John surgery. Lackey is scheduled to pitch Saturday. The marquee matchup will be Sunday as Jon Lester faces Yu Darvish.

MIPs: Most Indispensable Players At the end of the season, the major awards voters will evaluate players in their own way, with a variety of definitions applied to the word “Valuable” in Most Valuable Player. There are the Sabermetricians who will argue each player’s effect on his team winning, commonly using the Wins Above Replacement (WAR) stats. Traditionalists will focus on raw stats that can be calculated without logarithms. But what about the players that teams can ill-afford to lose, the truly indispensable? Some of the players mentioned below will get MVP consideration, others will not. But at this point in the season, these are the 15 most indispensable players. 1. Clayton Kershaw, L.A. Dodgers The Dodgers’ offense, with all its expensive firepower, has been strikingly anemic this season. With a largely unproven bullpen and starters Chad Billingsley (Tommy John surgery) and Zack Greinke (broken collarbone) out, Kershaw must carry this pitching staff, which gets little offensive support. 2. Yadier Molina, St. Louis St. Louis pitchers never shake off their catcher. If Yadi puts it down, that’s what they throw. Manager Mike Matheny regularly rotates his lineup to give players an occasional day off, but Molina rarely gets a break, and no one is missed more than the backstop. He’s missed one game this season, a loss naturally. And if that weren’t enough, there’s high praise from the Redbirds’ former manager Tony La Russa, who called Molina the most indispensable player on the Cardinals — and that was when Albert Pujols was still on the roster and in his prime. 3. Buster Posey, San Francisco When the former Rookie of the Year and the 2012 MVP is healthy, the Giants win the World Series. The lineup is not very deep and Posey hits for average and power as well as drives in runs.

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4. Joey Votto, Cincinnati The Reds’ first baseman drew 24 walks in the first 16 games. That’s Barry Bonds territory. No hitter in Cincinnati’s lineup garners more respect from opponents than Votto, who currently carries a .500 OBP. 5. Justin Upton, Atlanta The first splash in Atlanta was the signing of center fielder B.J. Upton. The final splash in Atlanta over the winter was the trade for Justin Upton from the Arizona Diamondbacks. While B.J., fellow outfielder Jason Heyward and other Braves struggled, Justin Upton flourished. He has carried the offense with 12 home runs, 11 of them solo shots. 6. Bryce Harper, Washington Few 20-year-olds are considered among the most indispensable players. For a team bent on winning the World Series, April has not been kind to the Nats. But Harper, bent on being the best player in the game, is hitting .360 while his teammates are scuffling at .225. 7. Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees It doesn’t matter that the all-time saves leader is 43 years old. It doesn’t matter that he is returning from a torn ACL suffered last May. Somehow the Yankees are in contention despite being decimated with injuries. Getting nine saves from Rivera in April has been huge, but the intangibles he brings may be even more important. 8. Austin Jackson, Detroit Okay, no one in their right mind would take Jackson over Miguel Cabrera or Prince Fielder. But numbers tell us that it’s Jackson who is the offensive catalyst for the Tigers. When he delivers, they win. 9. Dustin Pedroia, Boston The mighty mite leads the team offensively, he leads the team on the field and he leads the team in the clubhouse.

10. James Shields, Kansas City The Kansas City Royals have been grooming top prospects for a few years now. The club has been asking fans to be patient. Believing that this was the year to go for it, the team acquired Shields over the winter to fill the role of ace as well as mentor a staff of young pitchers. To this point, Shields has earned high marks in both areas. Without him, the Royals are not in first place. 11. Matt Moore, Tampa Bay With run production almost nonexistence and other starters like 2012 Cy Young winner David Price off their game, Moore has been unhittable. He’s credited with five of the team’s 11 wins. The team has enough pitching and guile to stay in the AL East race, but without Moore, the Rays would be closer to fifth than first. 12. Matt Harvey, N.Y. Mets New York fans are not exactly the most patient. So enduring a rebuilding process is difficult. Difficult for the front office, the players and the fans. So what Harvey has done on the mound — 4-0 with 1.54 ERA, 14 hits, 10 walks and 39 Ks in 35 innings — may not be as important as the lift he’s given fans and the belief he’s instilled in the organization that the future at Citi Field is bright. 13. Adam Jones, Baltimore Chris Davis is off to a torrid start in Baltimore. But Jones is quickly becoming one of the best players in the game and will be in the AL MVP discussion all season.

The Dodgers would struggle to stay afloat without perennial Cy Young candidate Clayton Kershaw (top). Yadier Molina has been a driving force behind St. Louis’ success since the 2006 World Series.

14. Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland The second-year slugger has struggled out of the gate to the naked eye, but with him in the lineup the A’s are 10-2. Without him, 4-10.

15. Felix Hernandez, Seattle With King Felix on the hill, the Mariners know they’ll get seven strong innings. What they don’t know is whether they’ll get any runs or not. When they do, they win.

Amid nagging injuries, extra days off and more time at DH for Derek Jeter in recent seasons, Eduardo Nunez made 39 starts at shortstop for the Yankees in 2011, 12 in 2012 and 20 so far this season. Can you remember the last player (other than Jeter) to make double-figure starts at short for the Yankees in three consecutive years?

Strikeout-to-walk ratio for Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals. In his most recent start, he set a modern day record with 35 strikeouts to start the season before issuing his first walk. At-bats with runners in scoring position for Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera. He is batting .500 with 23 RBIs in those situations. With two outs, his average jumps to .615. At-bats with runners in scoring position for Paul Konerko of the White Sox. Like Cabrera, he is batting .500 in those situations, but has just 11 RBIs. Home runs that Detroit pitchers have given up to opposing clean-up hitters in 88 at-bats. Strikeouts by Braves hitters in the three-game sweep at Detroit. The home team, led by Anibal Sanchez’s 17 whiffs on Friday night, held Atlanta to a .186 average and five walks in the series. Players with enough qualifying plate appearances who have yet to hit a home run this season. Among those yet to go yard: Victor Martinez, Allen Craig, Dustin Pedroia, Eric Hosmer and Ryan Doumit. Athlon Sports

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TRIVIA ANSWER: Randy Velarde made 24, 36 and 24 starts at short for the Yankees from 1993-95, prior to Jeter’s arrival.

• A mere 600 saves into his career, Mariano Rivera has logged nine by the end of April for only the second time in his career. Four times the all-time saves leader has saved eight games in the first month, but 2011 is the only season prior to this year that Rivera has saved nine games by April 30. • Just how much do the Yankees miss Derek Jeter? This season Yankee shortstops are batting a combined .177 with just one home run, seven RBIs and seven runs. • Of the 11 or so players currently on pace to score 100 runs and drive in 100, Adam Jones of Baltimore is the only player with as many as 20 in both categories (22 runs, 20 ribbies). • Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins ended his home run drought over the weekend with a clout on Saturday and two on Sunday. Those were his first homers of the season and tied the Marlins with Justin Upton of the Braves with 12 this season. • Chicago hitters are struggling in the clutch this season. The White Sox — with 21 fewer at-bats with runners in scoring position than any other team — are batting just .188, worst in the American League. The Cubs have the lowest average with RISP in the NL at .151. • Washington’s Adam LaRoche, Adam Dunn of the White Sox and the Braves’ B.J. Upton will make a combined $37 million this season. They are currently batting a combined .143 with 11 homers and 24 RBIs. The home run and RBI totals would rank second and fourth in the majors, respectively.

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