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Queen of Disco Donna Summer dies • Like the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul, Donna Summer was bestowed a title fitting of musical royalty — the Queen of Disco. Summer died Thursday of cancer. 7A

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 5A today: • Donald P. Meyer • Trenton Anthony Sherman • Jenett Jerry Davidson • Nancy M. Ritchey • Augusta L. Burnett

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Accident claims life BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER RUSSIA — A Newport man is dead following an early morning accident Thursday near Russia. P. Donald Meyer, 43, 6750 Luella St., Newport, was traveling northbound in the 5000 block of Walzer Road Meyer around 12:14 a.m., when his vehicle went off the right side of the road. The vehicle then hit a drainage culvert and guardrail before overturning. Photo provided/Shelby County Sheriff’s Office After rolling several times, the vehicle came to a stop in a A ONE-VEHICLE accident claimed the life of Newport resident, Donald P. Meyer, 43, ThursSee ACCIDENT/Page 2A day morning.

Versa buys Lima News LIMA — Freedom Communications has announced it has reached agreement to sell The Lima News to an affiliate of Philadelphia-based private equity firm Versa Capital Management, LLC. Also to be sold to that group is the Tele-

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RUSSELLS POINT — A 2year-old Maplewood toddler pulled from a pool near Indian Lake on Wednesday afternoon has died. According to the Logan County Sheriff ’s Office, a 911 call was reSherman ceived at 3:53 p.m., on Wednesday reporting a possible drowning at 7676 Thorn Ave., Russells Point. The call was made by the victim’s grandmother, Karen S. Arthur. She reported that the child, Trenton Anthony Sherman, of Maplewood, had been found in a pool and was unresponsive. CPR was reportedly performed on the child before rescue personnel arrived. Indian Lake EMS, Russells Point Fire Department, CareFlight and the Logan County Sheriff ’s Office responded to the scene. See TODDLER/Page 5A


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-7:22 a.m.: theft. Police responded to the residence of Mary Jo THURSDAY McReynolds, 1301 St. -1:35 a.m.: arrest. Marys Ave., on a report Sidney police arrested of the theft of $35,000 Natasha Waldroop, 23, in jewelry. 2009 Michigan St., Room 434, for possession of drugs and the theft of an iPad from 431 N. Miami Ave. THURSDAY WEDNESDAY -6:46 a.m.: medical. -11:51 a.m.: con- Sidney paramedics retempt. Police arrested sponded to the 3000 Brian King, 28, at large, block of Cisco Road on a on an outstanding war- medical call. rant out of Auglaize WEDNESDAY County. -6:12 a.m.: medical.

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Medics responded to a medical call on the 700 block of Clinton Avenue. -5:51 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 400 block of Lester Avenue on a medical call. -5:24 p.m.: rupture. Firefighters responded to the 88-mile marker of Interstate 75 on a report of a ruptured fuel tank. -1:36 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of East South Street on a medical call.


quest of the law director. • Jeffrey M. Martin, 22, 301 ½ S. Main Ave., was fined $75 and costs for failing to reinstate a license. Civil cases Sell, Hegemann & Zimmerman, LPA, Sidney, v. Kayla Noe, 109 Main St., Port Jefferson, $4,581.50. Sell, Hegemann & Zimerman LPA, v. April Huff, 225 S. Park St., $4,469. Allison’s Custom Jewelry Inc., Sidney, v. Lacy Simpson, 1017 KensingLane, Celina, ton $12,575. Capital One Bank (USA), Richmond, Va., v. Chad A. Castle, 2626 Hawk Drive, Terry $1,621.35. LVNV Funding LLC, Greenville, S.C., v. Jeannette L. Monroe, aka. Jeannette Monroe-Kiser, $5,380.70. ONEMANI Financial, Wapakonta, v. Andrew Fitzgerald, 18601 Deweese Road, $3,337.15. Springleaf Financial Services, Evansville, Ind., v. Sharon Grimes, 411 Bowman Drive, $3,273.67. Lima Radiological Associates v. Daniel S. Valentine, 405 E. Main St., Anna, $735.60. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Brian C. Davis, 17077 Green Acre, $1,267.26. Wilson Care Inc., Sidney, v. Amy J. Engley, 10767 Schenk Road, $874. Wilson Care Inc., Sidney, v. Fredrick R. Pryor, 8600 Greenville Road, $277. Wilson Care Inc., Sidney, v. James H. Schmidt, 16805 Kettlersville Road, Kettlersville, $366.28. Wilson Memorial Hos-


carried on by the new ownership,” said Freedom CEO Mitch Stern. “While ensuring that the communities served by these newspapers will continue to receive the best possible service, this transaction also represents an opportunity to add to the financial strength of the company and enhance the value of our shareholders’ investments,” Stern said. “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Freedom's Central Division to add to our growing platform of community newspaper assets, including Ohio Community Media,” said Gregory L. Segall, CEO of Versa Capital Management. Community Ohio Media is the parent firm of the Sidney Daily News. Freedom Communications, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., is a national, privately owned information and entertainment company of print publications and interactive businesses.

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Sidney police responded to 119 E. Water St. on a report of an accident involving a child on a bicycle. The accident happened on Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. Mark Karnehm, 42, 420 S. Ohio Ave., was southbound in the alley next to 119 E. Water St. when Kalen Wooddell, 3, 119 E. Water St., darted into the alley from a garage. Wooddell was struck by the vehicle and was taken by Sidney paramedics to Wilson Memorial Hospital with moderate injuries. According to the report, Wooddell had a pital v. Gregory S. cut on the ankle. No one Blankenship Jr., 230 Jefwas cited. ferson St., Apt. 40, $988. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Bonnie E. Hughes, COUNTY RECORD 720 Michigan St., $618. Unifund CCR Partners, Cincinnati, v. Connie S. Bemus, 410 E. Court St., $4,840.07. WEDNESDAY Discover Bank, New -5:03 p.m.: larceny. Albany, v. Jason M. Kelly, 1999 Fair Road, Shelby County Sheriff ’s deputies responded to $8,674.29. Midland Funding 10839 Mohawk Court LLC. San Diego, Calif., v. on a report of the theft Kelly Hogue, aka. Kelly J. of a PlayStation. Woodrum, 110 Red Bud From Page 1 Drive, Jackson Center, $1,475.03. field. Meyer was ejected ogy report to come back Portfolio Recovery AsTHURSDAY from the vehicle during from the autopsy.” sociates, Norwalk, Va., v. -9:13 a.m.: medical. the accident and was Meyer was transTommy E. Strunk, 785 Anna Rescue and Jack- pronounced dead at the ported to the MontForaker Ave., $897.96. son Center Rescue re- scene by the Shelby gomery County Credit Adjustments sponded to a medical call County Coroner’s Office. Coroner’s Office for an Inc., Defiance, v. Cody on the 100 block of Elder Fort Loramie Fire and autopsy. Kalb, P.O. Box 95, JackStreet. Houston Rescue reMeyer was the coson Center, $4,335. -9:08 a.m.: medical. sponded to the accident. owner and operator of Midland Lending LLC, Jackson Center Rescue The accident remains Meyer’s Garage & Drive San Diego, Calif., v. responded to the 200 under investigation but Thru. He is survived by Chalmer Spillers, 12068 block of North Main according to Lt. Jim Frye his parents, Adolph State Route 362, Minster, Street on a medical call. of the Sheriff’s Office, it “Sonny” and Joan (Utz) $1,177.83. WEDNESDAY appears to be “simply an Meyer, his wife, Tammy, Dismissals -5:19 p.m.: medical. accident.” his children, Bradley SAC Finance Inc., Ft. Fort Loramie Rescue re“As far as we know, aland Rachel, and his Wayne, Ind., v. Deborah sponded to the 8000 cohol isn’t a factor,” said brothers and sisters. Strunk, 133 1/2 E. Main block of Ohio 66 on a Frye. “It takes six to His obituary appears St., Piqua. Dismissed by medical call. eight weeks for a toxicol- on page 5A. plaintiff without prejudice. Jan Whitsett, Anna, v. Shane Byrd, 524 Michigan St. Dismissed due to lack of prosecution. Mid Ohio Acceptance Corp., Troy, v. Heather Ludwig and William Freitas Jr., 18308 Wells Road, Anna. Dismissed without prejudice by plaintiff. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. William I. Hoge, 815 Clinton Ave. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Tina L. Leckey, 627 S. Miami Ave. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Todd M. Wagner, Julie Ressler, M.D. 823 Miami St., Urbana. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Deborah Walker, 1627 Cypress Place. Judgment has been satisfied. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Brandon T. Blandzinski, 427 S. Julie Ressler, M.D., has joined Wilson Care OB/GYN, offering Miami Ave. Judgment comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic healthcare for women has been satisfied. of all ages. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Thomas D. Hoying, Prior to joining Wilson Care OB/GYN, Dr. Ressler practiced 6495 Fort Loramie-Swanders Road, Minster. Judgmedicine at Midwest Community Health Associates in Bryan, Ohio. ment has been satisfied. Dr. Ressler is a member of the American College of Obstetricians Discover Bank, New and Gynecologists and the American Society for Colposcopy & Albany, v. Francis MowCervical Pathology. She performed a year of National Service ery, 10962 Comanche Drive. Dismissed due to through AmeriCorps and the National Aids Foundation, lack of prosecution. offering testing and counseling for HIV and other preventive Midland Funding LLC, health issues. San Diego, Calif., v. Donald S. Gregg, 2705 Andrew Court. Dismissed Dr. Ressler completed her OB/GYN residency at the Oakwood with prejudice at plainHospital & Medical Center, Dearborn, Michigan. She received tiff’s costs. her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Meharry Medical Wilson Memorial HosCollege, School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. pital v. Michelle L. Stutsman, 105 Hill St. Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff’s costs. Capital One Bank (USA), Norcross, Ga., v. April M. Lavy, 113 Valerie Schulte, D.O. • Courtney Slonkosky, M.D. • Cecilia Banga, D.O. Borchers St., Russia. Judgment and costs have Julie Ressler, M.D • Lisa Pleiman, C.N.P. been satisfied. Lima Radiological As915 West Michigan St. Suite 102 sociates v. Regina and Sidney, OH 45365 Rick Phelps, P.O. Box 76, (937) 498-5373 Pemberton. Dismissed without prejudice at 2284367 plaintiff’s costs.

MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Thursday morning, Judge Duane Goettemoeller fined Jason C. Sluss, 30, 10055 State Route 47A, 75 and costs on a driving while under restrictions charge that was amended to failure to display a license. In Municipal Court Wednesday afternoon, a child endangering charge against Jacob L. Montgomery, 20, 213 Elizabeth Drive, Russia, was dismissed at the request of the prosecutor. • Terri L. Downing, 35, 5880 State Route 29, lot 56, was fined $100 and costs on a domestic violence charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. • Timothy E. Neeley, 22, 922 N. Miami Ave., was fined $75 and costs and sentenced to 11 days in jail, with credit for one day served, on a disorderly conduct charge. He will be permitted to complete substance abuse and mental health evaluation in lieu of five days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full and he follows recommendations of counseling, the balance of the sentence may be reconsidered. • Tasia N. Wise, 19, 1312 Spruce Ave., was fined $250 and costs, sentenced to five days in jail and her driver’s license was suspended for six months on a charge of failing a blood alcohol breath test that was amended to reckless operation. If she completes an alcohol intervention program and pays fines and costs in full, jail may be reconsidered. Charges of driving while under the influence and without a license plate light were dismissed at the re-

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Donald P. Meyer NEWPORT — Donald P. Meyer, 43 of 6750 Luella St., Newport, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Dec. 6, 1968, in St. Marys to Adolph “Sonny” and Joan (Utz) Meyer, who both survive in Newport. On May 26, 1990, he married Tammy Larger at St. Michael Catholic Church, Fort Loramie. She survives in Newport. He is also survived by and daughter, son Bradley and Rachel both at home. He is also survived by brothers and sisters, Michael Meyer, of Newport, Walter and Kathy Meyer, of Newport, Jean and Kevin Borchers, of Russia, and Janet and Mike Siegel, of Fort Loramie. Also surviving are Tammy’s parents, Elmer and Janice Larger, of Fort Loramie; brothersin-law and sisters-inlaw, Deb and Tom Watercutter, of Anna, Judy Larger, of Fort Loramie, Tina and Tony Pleiman, of Fort Loramie, Nancy and Brian Eilerman, of Fort Loramie, Susie and John Eilerman, of Fort Loramie, Ted and Sam Larger, of Houston; and

n u m e r o u s nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brother, Dale Meyer. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Newport, Minster F.O.E. 1391, Versailles F.O.E. 2347, Celina Moose 1473, Newport Sportsman Club, and Sons of the American Legion, Fort Loramie. He loved spending time with his wife and kids, watching volleyball and playing cards. He was co-owner and operator of Meyer’s Garage and Drive Thru. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Steven Shoup celebrant. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Russia from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday. Burial will take place in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Fort Loramie Fire Department and the Houston Rescue Squad. Condolences may be at made

Jenett Jerry Davidson

CORRECTION In an article listing the members of the Fairlawn High School class of 2012, one student’s name was omitted. Josie Rae Strunk will graduate with her class Saturday.


ASHLAND — Ashland University held its spring commencement ceremony on May 5: Local students receiving degrees were: Alyssa Bornhorst, of Minster, received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science and History. She is the daughter of Maurice Bornhorst and Jill Howe. Bornhorst is a 2008 graduate of Minster High School. Jessica Marie Sommer of Minster, received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in FCS: Work & Family. She is the daughter of Jeffrey and the late Mari Sommer of Minster. Sommer is a 2008 graduate of Minster High School.

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Jenett Jerry Davidson, 72, of 400 Buckeye Ave., passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 7:13 a.m., at St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima. She was born on June 12, 1939, in Vinemont, Ala., the daughter of the late James and Ila (Braswell) Jennings. On June 15, 1957, she married Arthur Davidson who survives along with one son, James Arthur Davidof Winnsboro, son, Texas; one daughter, Jane Ann Davidson, of Sidney; five grandchildren, Amanda Young, Misty Trapp, Amber Davidson, Nicholas Davidson, Tamara Hilgefort, Matt McBride; seven greatgrandchildren; and two sisters, Ferrel Gray, of Morris, Ala and Mrs. Charles (Levene) Shedd, of Cullman, Ala. She was preceded in death by three sisters.

M r s. D a v i d son was a homemaker and a member of the Full Gospel Community Church in Sidney where she was the children church leader for 40 years. Jenett loved to garden and spend time watching her grandchildren. She will be missed by all her family very much. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with the Rev. Jeff Hill and the Rev. Virgil Foster officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Davidson family at the funeral home’s website,

Final Winter Market to be held Saturday The first season of Sidney's Winter Market will come to a close this Saturday. On that date the market, located at First Christian Church, will include vendors offering produce and plants, now that the spring growing season is underway. Several vendors are planning to set up outside on the parking lot, taking advantage of the nice weather, said the Rev. Phil Chilcote of the church. "We wanted to evoke the similar feel of a regular farmers market, even though we're not being held during the traditional season," said Chilcote. Besides people selling produce, other vendors scheduled to set up dur-

ing Saturday’s event include those offering baked goods, jams and jellies, crafts, jewelry, purses, soaps and more. The church's Team Joe Ward Relay For Life team will offer snacks and drinks to those in attendance to raise funds for the team. The market is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every third Saturday from October through May at the church, located at 320 Russell Road. For more information, telephone the church at 492-5025. The second season will begin the week following the end of the season for the Great Sidney Farmer's Market, which begins May 26 on the courtsquare.

Trenton Anthony Sherman M A P L E WOOD — Trenton Anthony Sherman, 2, of Maplewood, passed away W e d n e s d a y, May 16, 2012, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus. He was born on Feb. 25, 2010, in Sidney, to Thomas A. Sherman, of Maplewood, and Brandi Sherman, of Lakeview. He is also survived by a brother, Gage A. Sherman, of Maplewood; two sisters, Somer Sherman, of Maplewood, and Briar Miller, of Lakeview; maternal grandmother, Jodi Nichols, of Lakeview; paternal grandparents, Anthony (Debby) Sherman, of Maplewood and Todd (Vonda) Jordan, of Belle Center; maternal greatgrandparents, Ray (Karen) Arthur, of Russells Point; paternal g r e a t - g r a n d m o t h e r, Wanda Shroyer, of Sidney; maternal greatg r e a t - g r a n d m o t h e r, Agnes Arthur, of Bellefontaine; three aunts, Ashley Sherman, of Versailles, Ky., Emily (Daniel) Bowman, of Urbana, and Amy Sharp, of Sidney; and four uncles, Grey Nichols and Klay Nichols, both of Russells Point, Cory Sherman of Oneida, Tenn., and Brandon Sherman, of Monticello, Ky.

Trenton was an affectionate and loving boy, who was always smiling and made those him around smile as well. He enjoyed trucks, dancing and singing, playing outdoors, riding his bike, being pulled in his wagon and eating sweets. His favorite things were riding on the lawnmower with his dad, being with Gage and Somer, helping his mom with his little sister, Briar, and playing with grandma’s dog, Lyny. Pastors C.J. Plogger and Bill Halter will officiate funeral services at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Bellefontaine First Church of God. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Private burial services will be held at Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson. Memorial contribution may be given to the Trenton Anthony Sherman Memorial Fund c/o National Huntington Bank. Condolences can be expressed at Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview.

Commissioners allocate recycling funds Shelby County Commissioners Thursday morning approved three contracts for Job and Family Services director Tom Bey. They included a $115,374.02 Council on Rural Services federal grant for Gateway Youth Services, $4,000 to Candy Mitchell to provide family coaching services and $22.834 to the county’s clerk of courts office for child support work. County bills totaling $558,519.89 were approved for payment. Commissioners also approved use of a

$150,000 Ohio Department of Natural Resources 2012 Community Development Grant by the county’s Recycling Center. The money will be used to purchase a new bailer. The North Central Ohio Solid Waste District will pay the required matching funds for the project. Thursday Earlier morning, the SidneyShelby County Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Leadership Class toured county annex offices to meet county officials in their annex building offices.

Troopers ‘going out’ for traffic safey PIQUA — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is conducting an “All Out Day” today in which all sworn officers from all ranks will be patrolling roads in an effort to reduce fatal and injury crashes. The initiative, which serves as a high visibility enforcement effort, is not only a deterrent for crashcausing violations, but will also call attention to dangerous driving behaviors. “We need the help of the motoring public to make Ohio’s roadways safer for everyone,”said Lt. Rick Albers, commander of the Piqua Post The public is encouraged to call #677 to report impaired drivers and drug activity.


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Puppies to be adopted TOLEDO (AP) — An Ohio animal shelter has received 132 applications from people who want to adopt six bulldog-mix puppies found in a suitcase next to a trash bin last month. The executive director of the Toledo Area Humane Society told The Blade he had expected the number to be higher based on the amount of phone calls from people across the country inquiring about the pups and their mother, Maddie. The humane society will randomly draw from the applicants and screen them to make sure they meet certain standards. Those drawn will be contacted Friday and will be allowed to meet the puppies. The puppies will be available for adoption beginning Tuesday on a first-come-first serve basis to applicants. The adoption fee for the puppies and their mother is $200 each.

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A GROUP of protestors chant and wave their signs as Vice President Joe Biden addresses a crowd on a campaign stop at Staffilino Chevrolet on Thursday in Martins Ferry.

Biden: Running company not same as leading country BY: ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press MARTINS FERRY (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday continued a campaign attack on the business practices of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, saying that his background as an executive doesn’t necessarily make him fit to run a country. Biden used an eastern Ohio car dealership as the backdrop to a 30minute speech during which he said Romney was wrong to criticize the government’s auto industry bailout. He also criticized Romney’s leadership at investment firm Bain Capital, telling the now often-repeated story of a Kansas steel plant that shut down with the loss of hundreds of jobs after Bain Capital bought it. A company president’s job is to look out for investors, regardless of what that means for jobs, Biden said. “But that’s not the job of a president of the United States of America,� Biden said. “The job is much bigger than that.� A president has to look out for the entire nation, not just a segment, Biden said. “That’s what good Republican presidents have done and good Democratic presidents have done,� Biden said. Republicans are also criticizing Obama’s energy policy, saying it is costing jobs in coal country and reminding voters of an anti-coal comment Biden made during the last campaign. About 60 protesters shouted in the

background as the vice president spoke. Biden did not address the coal industry in his remarks. In response to Biden’s Ohio visit, the Romney campaign criticized Biden and President Barack Obama for administration spending policies that have continued to raise the national debt by $5 trillion, the equivalent of $15,000 for every Ohioan, according to Romney. “After three years of broken promises, there are still 23 million Americans struggling for work,� said Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg. “But President Obama and his campaign can only resort to misleading attacks on Mitt Romney.� Dozens of supporters filled a parking lot at Staffilino Chevrolet in Martins Ferry in eastern Ohio, a family-owned dealership that the Obama campaign says was saved by the rescue of the auto industry. “We can’t forget the values that President Obama and Vice President Biden showed in rescuing the auto industry,� sales manager Rich Vince told the crowd before Biden spoke. The dealership, in Martins Ferry since 1928, employs about 30 people and sells about 75 cars a month, including 17 to 20 new cars, Vince said. Without the bailout of General Motors, “we wouldn’t be here,� he said. The visit came one day after Biden visited a Youngstown factory where he cast Romney as a corporate raider more interested in profits than in workers’ needs. Romney’s campaign

Mom gets 9 years in daughter’s death CINCINNATI (AP) — The mother of a 14-yearold girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died last year was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison. Angela Norman was sentenced in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in Dayton, county prosecutor’s spokesman Greg Flannagan said. Norman, a Dayton resident, pleaded guilty last month to a first-degree felony count of involuntary manslaughter and to single misdemeanor and felony counts of endangering children. A grand jury had indicted Norman on all three charges last November. The judge could have sentenced her to a maximum 10 years in prison, Flannagan said. Authorities say Norman’s daughter, Makayla, had numerous bed sores and showed other signs of neglect when she died March 1, 2011. The girl died from nutritional and medical neglect complicated by her chronic condition and was the “worst malnourished child this office has ever seen,� the coroner’s office director, Ken Betz, said.

says he had a net job creation record both as a businessman and governor of Massachusetts. Tina Martin, 52, and her daughter, Justina Martin, were among the Democratic supporters who turned out to see Biden. Tina Martin said she wanted to hear about military issues because her son is in the Navy and is about to be deployed again. She’s also concerned about high gas prices and the college debt her 22-year-old daughter is accruing. Justina Martin an exercise physiology major at nearby West Liberty University in West Virginia, said she believes Biden and Obama deserve another term.

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The trial for five men charged with plotting to bomb a bridge was pushed back a week from Sept. 11 after the defense complained Thursday that the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks would highlight terrorism concerns and taint the jury. U.S. District Court Judge David Dowd in Akron agreed to move the trial to Sept. 17. A defense attorney, John Pyle, said he will ask that the trial be held away from Cleveland and Akron. The highway bridge targeted by the alleged bomb plot sits between the two cities in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The suspects are described by the government as self-proclaimed anarchists. They have pleaded not guilty. One defense attorney has said it’s a case of entrapment, in which FBI informant an guided the process. Authorities said they

arrested the men last month when they tried to detonate what was actually a fake explosive provided by a paid FBI informant. The FBI said the public was never in danger. The judge gave the defense until May 21 to request bond for the defendants, Douglas L. Wright, 26, of Indianapolis; Brandon L. Baxter, 20, of Lakewood; Connor C. Stevens, 20, of suburban Berea; and Joshua S. Stafford, 23, and Anthony Hayne, 35, both of Cleveland. The five have been locked up without bond since their arrest last month. Attorneys for Baxter and Stevens asked the judge to order a probation department investigation of their homes to determine if the locations would be acceptable in the event they are released with electronic monitors. The judge rejected the request pending the filing of motions to grant release on bond.

Couple sentenced to prison DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio couple who authorities say kept a 9-year-old girl locked in a bathroom for several years was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison. The girl’s grandmother, Rivae (RY’-vuh) Hart, and her husband, Brian Hart, had pleaded guilty to several charges last month. Fifty-year-old Rivae Hart pleaded guilty to charges of abduction and endangering children. And 51-year-old Brian Hart pleaded guilty to a charge of permitting child abuse. Police say the girl was kept in a small bathroom area blocked by stacked dressers and was rarely allowed out for several years. Authorities say the Harts told them they confined the girl because of behavioral problems.


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former treasurer for more than a dozen Ohio charter schools was charged Thursday with embezzling more than $470,000 in federal education funds over six years. U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart filed an embezzlement count against 57year-old Carl W. Shye Jr. in U.S. District Court. Shye faces up to 10 years in prison, up to $250,000 in fines and three years of supervised release, and would have to return the money. Shye, of New Albany, handled the finances of former charter, or community, schools in Columbus, Youngstown and Dayton. Under Ohio law, such schools operate independently of any school district but under contract with a sponsoring entity. U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost has set Shye’s arraignment for June 21. Ohio Auditor Dave Yost said he first spotted a pattern of questionable spending involving Shye based on state audits. Seventeen separate state audits had resulted in more than $1 million in findings against Shye over a decade, in 62 citations involving 10 schools. “Carl Shye has run amok with the public trust and with public dollars,� Yost said at a news conference. “The key is that today that run comes to an end.� No one answered at a phone number listed for Shye. A message was left seeking comment with Shye’s attorney, Mike Bowler in Akron. Officials said it is not unusual for charter schools to share a treasurer to save money. Shye served for a decade at various schools — sometimes serving in tandem, sometimes moving on to a new location after a current school folded. He was required to resign his treasurer duties as a result of the investigation. The sum cited in the government’s case against Shye involves per-pupil funding for four community schools that was sent to the Ohio Department of Education and distributed to the schools, authorities said. All have since closed.

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Applications at 370,000 WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits was unchanged last week, suggesting modest but steady gains in the job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly unemployment aid applications stayed at a seasonally adjusted 370,000, the same level as the previous week. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell from roughly 380,000 to 375,000. Applications for benefits surged in April to a fivemonth high of 392,000. They have fallen back since then and are near the lowest levels in four years. The decline suggests hiring could pick up in May after slumping in the previous two months. When apdrop below plications 375,000 a week, it generally suggests hiring is strong enough to lower the unemployment rate.

Death was a suicide BEDFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Every family has its share of pain and triumph. And then there are the Kennedys. America’s great political dynasty is grieving again after Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr., hanged herself Wednesday at the family’s 10-acre estate in a New York City suburb. Her death, at age 52, came as a shock to some friends and family, even though the past two years had been undeniably tough ones. The couple was going through a divorce, and Mary had been charged twice with driving while intoxicated in 2010.

U.S. visa for first daughter HAVANA (AP) — Cuban first daughter Mariela Castro has been granted a U.S. visa to attend events in San Francisco and New York, sparking a firestorm of criticism from CubanAmerican politicians who called her an enemy of democracy and a shill for the Communist government her family has led for decades. The trip, which kicks off next week when Castro is due to chair a panel on sexual diversity at a conference organized by the Latin American Studies Association, is among several to the United States by prominent Cubans, some with close links to the government.


Horse rescued from sea CARPINTERIA, Calif. (AP) — Maybe he should be named Bob. An Arabian horse named William got spooked during a California beachside photo shoot Tuesday and swam a mile out to sea before rescuers got to him and helped him back to shore. Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Capt. Jay Irwin tells the Santa Barbara News-Press () that the horse's white head looked like a seagull bobbing in the water. Owner Mindy Peters says the 6-year-old Arabian, whose official name is Heir of Temptation, was part of a photo clinic on the beach when it was spooked by waves and ran off.

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Queen of Disco dies NEW YORK (AP) — Like the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul, Donna Summer was bestowed a title fitting of musical royalty — the Queen of Disco. Yet unlike Michael Jackson or Aretha Franklin, it was a designation she wasn’t comfortable embracing. “I grew up on rock ‘n’ roll,” Summer once said when explaining her reluctance to claim the title. Indeed, as disco boomed then crashed in a single decade in the 1970s, Summer, the beautiful voice and face of the genre with pulsating hits like “I Feel Love,” ”Love to Love You Baby” and “Last Dance,” would continue to make hits incorporating the rock roots she so loved. One of her biggest hits, “She Works Hard for the Money,” came in the early 1980s and relied on a smoldering guitar solo as well as Summer’s booming voice. Yet it was with her disco anthems that she would have the most impact in music, and it’s how she was remembered Thursday as news spread of her death at age 63. Summer died of cancer Thursday morning in Naples, Fla., said her publicist Brian Edwards. Her family released a statement saying they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.” It had been decades since

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IN THIS Dec. 11, 2009, file photo, Donna Summer performs at the conclusion of the Nobel Peace concert in Oslo, Norway. Summer, the Queen of Disco who ruled the dance floors with anthems like “Last Dance,” “Love to Love You Baby” and “Bad Girl,” has died. Her family announced her death in a statement Thursday. She was 63. that brief, flashy moment and drugs were being explored Works Hard for the Money,” when Summer was every inch and exploited with freedom this time for women’s rights. the Disco Queen. like never before in the United Elton John said in a stateHer glittery gowns and long States. ment that Summer was more eyelashes. Her luxurious hair Her rise was inseparable than the Queen of Disco. and glossy, open lips. Her sul- from disco’s itself, even though “Her records sound as good try vocals, her bedroom moans she remained popular for today as they ever did. That and sighs. She was as much a years after the genre she she has never been inducted part of the culture as disco helped invent had died. She into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of balls, polyester, platform shoes won a Grammy for best rock Fame is a total disgrace espeand the music’s pulsing, vocal performance for “Hot cially when I see the secondpounding rhythms. Stuff,” a fiery guitar-based rate talent that has been Summer’s music gave voice song that represented her shift inducted,” he said. “She is a to not only a musical revolu- from disco to more rock-based great friend to me and to the tion, but a cultural one — a sounds, and created another Elton John AIDS Foundation time when sex, race, fashion kind of anthem with “She and I will miss her greatly.”

Clerical error: War crimes trial delayed THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An apparent clerical error prompted judges to postpone the long-awaited war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic on Thursday, possibly for months. The delay cast a shadow over one of the court’s biggest cases — and over the reputation of the court itself, where most prominent trials have proceeded at a snail’s pace, frustrating many victims. It also highlighted problems faced by international tri-

bunals in prosecuting sweeping indictments covering allegations of atrocities spanning years in countries far from the courts where defendants face justice. “It is fraught with delay because of the volume of documentation and scope of alleged crimes,” Richard Dicker, the director of Human Rights Watch’s international justice program, said in a telephone interview Thursday. “Add to that the need to translate and it really takes it to a whole new level of complexity that

Facebook’s $16B IPO one of world’s largest NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s initial public offering of stock is one of the largest ever. The world’s definitive online social network is raising at least $16 billion for the company and its early investors in a transaction that values Facebook at $104 billion. It’s a big windfall for a company that began eight years ago with no way to make money. Facebook priced its IPO at $38 per share on Thursday, at the top of expectations. The company is selling just a portion of its shares as part of the offering. The $38 price means all of its shares will be worth about $104 billion, giving the company a market value higher than and other well-known companies such as Kraft, Disney and McDonald’s. Facebook’s stock is expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market sometime Friday morning under the ticker symbol “FB.” That’s when so-called retail investors can try to buy the stock. Facebook’s offering is the culmination of a year’s worth of Internet IPOs that began last May with LinkedIn Corp. Since then, a steady stream of startups focused on the social side of the Web has gone public, with varying degrees of success. It all led up to Facebook, the company that’s come to define social networking by getting 900 million people around the world to share everything from photos of their pets to their deepest thoughts. “They could have gone public in 2009 at a much lower price,” said Nick Einhorn, research analyst at IPO investment advisory firm Renaissance Capital. “They waited as long as they could to go public, so it makes sense that it’s a very large offering.” Facebook Inc. is the third-highest valued company to go public, according to data from Dealogic, a financial data provider. Only two Chinese banks, Agricultural Bank of China in 2010 and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in 2006, have been worth more. At $16 billion, the size of the IPO is the thirdlargest for a U.S. company.

you don’t see in domestic trials.” Presiding judge Alphons Orie said he was delaying the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal case due to “significant disclosure errors” by prosecutors, who are obliged to share all evidence with Mladic’s lawyers. Orie said judges will analyze the “scope and full impact” of the problem and aim to set a new starting date as soon as possible. The presentation of evidence was supposed to begin later this month. Prosecutors had already ac-

knowledged the errors and did not object to the delay. Mladic’s attorney has asked for six months to study the materials. Mladic is accused of commanding Bosnian Serb troops who waged a campaign of killings and persecution to drive Muslims and Croats out of territory they considered part of Serbia during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war. His troops rained shells and snipers’ bullets down on civilians in the 44-month siege of the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.

It’s going be a hot summer WASHINGTON (AP) — And the heat goes on. Forecasters predict toasty temperatures will stretch through the summer in the U.S. And that’s a bad sign for wildfires in the West. The forecast for June through August calls for warmer-than-normal weather for about three-quarters of the nation, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration said Thursday. The warmth is expected south of a line stretching from middle New Jersey to southern Idaho. Only tiny portions of northwestern U.S. and Alaska are predicted to be cooler than average and that’s only for June, not the rest of the summer. Last May until April was the hottest 12-month period on record for the nation with records going back to 1895. This year so far has seen the hottest March, the third warmest April and the fourth

warmest January and February in U.S. weather history. And it was one of the least snowy years on record in the Lower 48. Some people called it the year without winter. And the outlook for summer is “more of the same,” said Jon Gottschalck, head of forecast operations at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Md. “There’s definitely a tilt toward being above normal through the summer.” For some areas of the Southwest that could mean temperatures 1 or even 2 degrees warmer than normal on average, and maybe close to half a degree warmer than normal in the East, he said. One of the reasons is that much of the country’s soil is already unusually dry. So the sun doesn’t use as much energy evaporating water in the soil and instead heats up the air near the ground even more, Gottschalck said.

Postal service to close plants this summer WASHINGTON (AP) — The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar costcutting plan that will close nearly 250 mail processing centers, saying on Thursday it can no longer wait as Congress remains deadlocked over how to help. At a news briefing, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said the agency’s mail processing network had simply become too big, given declining first-class mail volume and mounting debt. It will now consolidate nearly 250 plants as originally proposed, including 48 this

summer, but will stretch out the remainder over a longer time frame in 2013 and 2014. Earlier this month, nearly half the Senate had written letters to Donahoe asking that he hold off on closing any mail facility until Congress could pass final postal overhaul legislation. The Senate last month passed a bill that would halt many of the closings. The House remains stalled over a separate postal measure allowing for more aggressive cuts. “To return to long-term profitability

and financial stability while keeping mail affordable, we must match our network to the anticipated workload,” Donahoe said. Failure to do so, he stressed, would “create a fiscal hole that the Postal Service will not be able to climb out of.” Under the modified approach, up to 140 processing centers will be consolidated by next February — roughly 48 in August and about 90 next January and February. Closings would be suspended during the Postal Service’s busy election and holiday mail season. Another 89 closings would occur in 2014.


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

Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Russia, 9 to 10 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Fort Loramie, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Saturday Afternoon • A support group for survivors of sexual abuse meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the TroyHayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. For information, call (937) 295-3912 or (937) 272-0308.

Saturday Evening • 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 Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at noon, 10 birds. Program starts at 2 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped and Lewis class. Open to the public.

Sunday Evening • 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 will meet miniature golf and supper in Englewood. Call (419) 678-8691 for information.

Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Scott Barhorst at 492-0823.

Monday Evening • Art Study Group meets at 6 p.m. For information, contact Starr Gephart at 295-2323. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Russell Road. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen.

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Eichers suffer house fire I almost smoke that she know don’t could not see. where to begin Then the door with this colblew shut before umn. It seems they could enter so long ago the bedroom since last Mon(which probably day. kept the fire We d n e s d ay from spreading). Amish morning was We heard glass Cook nice and sunny, cracking and so we had no Lovina Eicher s h a t t e r i n g , hint the day which we found would take a bad turn. out later was the winDaughter Susan decided dows bursting from the to mow the grass while I heat of the flames. I told had taken some beef the girls, “Let’s get out of bones out of the freezer the house. It’s not worth to cook. Daughter Eliza- risking our lives.” I did beth was washing the remember to run out dishes. I also had taken and shut off the propane everything out of the re- tanks. A person feels so frigerator and freezer so helpless when you see so I could defrost it. All much smoke pouring out seemed normal until we of the windows not heard the smoke alarm knowing how much, if go off upstairs. Lately, anything, will be left. I quite a few of our smoke had someone call Joe at alarms would beep a lot, work to have him come which is a sign to change home but he said the 40the batteries. When the minute ride seemed to alarm went off, Eliza- take forever. Once the beth said, “Sounds like fire department had the another one has a dead fire out and the smoke battery.” I told her to go aired out a bit, we could upstairs and check to go in and see the dammake sure there was age. The boys’ bedroom nothing wrong. She took was damaged with a lot the broom along so she of smoke and water. could reach up to shut it They lost everything. We off. She walked into the felt very thankful, boys bedroom and saw though, that our house smoke. Looking back at was still standing. And the closet she saw flames most of all, that this didleaping up at the boys’ n’t happen during the clothes and yelled, night when the boys “Fire!” would have been sleepI ran to the back ing in there. We had to porch to find the fire ex- throw away all the boys’ tinguisher and couldn’t furniture, and their find it, while Susan and clothes, shoes and all of Elizabeth got buckets of their toys were dewater. I later saw the ex- stroyed. I did keep back tinguisher right where it the cedar chest that usually is. I think I pan- Mom and Dad gave me icked too much to think one Christmas before I clearly. We then called was married. I am going 911, while Elizabeth ran to see if I clean it up over to our neighbor’s to good enough to keep. It ask for his fire extin- was in the boys’ room. guisher. But by the time Lovina and Kevin she returned, the bed- shared a hallway closet room was so thick with beside the boys’ room, so

Kevin’s shoes were lost and all of Lovina’s toys, as well. We could save Kevin’s shirts and Lovina’s dresses hanging in their closet. Sister Emma washed them, but they still do have a smoke smell, which I hope will disappear after a few washes. What discourages me is not knowing what actually caused the fire. It started in the boys’ closet and all we can think of is it might have been toys with batteries, but we will probably never know. (To see photos of the boys charred bedroom or for information for readers wanting assist, visit to m/fire) I know around a month ago, I found a flashlight in their bedroom which had been left on. When I picked it up, it was very hot. I opened the lid to check the batteries and smoke came out from the inside of the flashlight. I discarded everything but maybe the same batteries were in something else. The first two nights after the fire, we didn’t sleep at our house. Joe and I and some of the children slept at Elizabeth’s friend’s Timothy’s house and the rest went to Jacob and Emma. We have torn off the drywall and have cleaned up a little already. The fire had spread to the attic and roof, so there is damage there and smoke and water damage throughout the house. Parts of our kitchen ceiling fell in. The fire department said if they had arrived just three minutes later, the house would have been a total loss. Tomorrow, the carpenters from

our church district will come and fix it all up. For now, the boys are sleeping on the couches and in the living room. I don’t think they like the idea of when they will have to sleep in that room again. Still scary to them knowing the fire started in their closet. We appreciate all the meals brought in and all the help and I want to thank readers who have donated. It helps so much. Emma did laundry for three days and our neighbor, Lila, took a lot of bedding home to wash. All of the girls’ clothes had to also be washed to help get the smoke smell out. After all the rebuilding is done, the church women want to come help clean up all the mess. Meanwhile, we can at least focus on our garden and its bounty. This is asparagus season. Try this recipe! ASPARAGUS PEANUT BAKE 4 cups fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1/2 cup peanuts crushed 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese Salt and pepper to taste 1/2 stick butter or margarine Cook asparagus in small amount of water tender crisp. until Arrange layers of asparagus, soup, peanuts, and cheese in a greased casserole. Season with salt and pepper and dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated through and done.

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• Local 725 Copeland retirees meet for breakfast Dear Readdose wears off and at 9 a.m. at Clancy’s. Retirees and spouses are wel- ers: With food a second is come. allergies on the needed. rise, especially • A practice inTuesday Afternoon chiljector comes with • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at among many the prescription. Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran dren, people have an Use it! Don’t wait Church, 120 W. Water St. until an actual • Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 2 p.m. at e p i n e p h r i n e emergency arises! Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. auto-injector on Hints Know what to do Marys. For more information, contact Michelle at hand. Here is important and before a crisis. (419) 394-8252. from potentially life• Epinephrine Tuesday Evening Heloise a u t o - i n j e c t o r s • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group saving information that you Heloise Cruse should be replaced for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Reneed to know yearly. An expired gional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference about it: one may work, but it also Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call • Prescriptions come might not be as effective. (419) 227-3361. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the with two injectors for a Don’t take a chance! • Always get medical Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, reason. They should not be separated! The second treatment after using epi210 Pomeroy Ave. • Blue Star Military Support Group will meet at injector is there in case nephrine. It is NOT a sub7 p.m. at the American Legion, Fourth Avenue, to something goes wrong stitute for medical care, with the first, or if the first but it buys you enough prepare for sending boxes to troops. • The Miami-Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St. at Caldwell Street. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 778-1586 or visit • The Al-Anon Sidney Group, for friends and relatives of alcoholics, meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North Street and Miami Avenue. All are welcome.

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Wednesday Morning • The Sidney Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge. Lunch is held until noon, followed by a club meeting and program.

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Sidney Daily News, Friday, May 18, 2012

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Rebecca Wilson, of Sidney, and David Gentry, of Dublin, have announced their engagement and plans to marry Aug. 11, 2012, at the Muirfield Country Club in Dublin. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rebecca and David Wilson, of Sidney. She is a graduate of Sidney High School, Emory Gentry/Wilson University, and a 2012 graduate of Yale Law School. She is employed by the U.S. Second District Circuit Court of Appeals in New Haven, Conn., and by Jones Day as an attorney. Her fiance is the son of Anne and Steve Gentry, of Dublin. He graduated from Dublin Coffman High School, Swarthmore College and Columbia Law School. He is employed by Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Peace as a corporate attorney.


Couple to marry Engagement announced CELINA — Eliza-

VERSAILLES — Maria Goubeaux, of Verand Gregg sailles, Homan, of Carthagena, have announced their engagement and plans to marry June 16, 2012, in St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Carthagena. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Doris Goubeaux, of Versailles. She is a 2007 graduate of Versailles High School and a 2011 graduate of the Ohio Homan/Goubeaux State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. She is employed by Fairlawn High School in Sidney as an agricultural education instructor and FFA adviser. Her fiance is the son of Eugene and Mary Jane Homan, of Carthagena. He graduated in 2007 from Coldwater High School and in 2011 from the Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He is employed by Eight Star Farms.

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beth Ann Robbins, of Celina, and Jonathan Poe Yost, of Maplewood, have announced their engagement and plans to marry June 9, 2012, at 3 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church in Celina. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dave and Kim Robbins, of Celina. She graduated from Celina High School in 2006 and attends Ohio State University at Lima. Her fiance is the son of Jim and Robin Yost, of Maplewood. He is a 2006 graduate of Sidney High School and attends Wright State University Lake Campus.

With the theme, “EMS: More Than a Job. A Calling,” the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services is recognizing Sunday through May 26 as National EMS Week. It will give free blood pressure checks each morning during the week at Fire Station No. 1, 222 W. Poplar St. For information, call 4982346. Preceding EMS week 2011, President in Barack Obama proclaimed, “Each day, Americans rely on emergency medical service (EMS) systems to help them in their hour of greatest need. In communities across our nation, we take comfort in that wellknowing trained, caring men and women are only a phone call away from treating injuries sustained in a car crash, responding to a cardiac emergency or helping a child with asthma breathe easier. When accidents and illnesses strike unexpectedly, EMS personnel are the first on the scene, and their timely actions often make the differbetween life ence

and death.” November 2012 will mark the 50th anniversary of EMS care by the Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services. Emergency Victim Care was started with a van-type vehicle on a 3/4-ton chassis, responding to 34 calls in November and December 1962. The 98 calls the next year cared for heart attacks, motor vehicle accidents, lifting assistance, breathing problems, or were alcohol related. Through the years, there have been many changes in the delivery of EMS services. Until the late 1970s, firefighters were also EMTs. In 1980, paramedic classes were started and today’s firefighters are hired with the prerequisite that they acquire their paramedic certifications within three years. The department currently employs four, advanced life-support (ALS) medics, and in 2011, members of the department received 2,778 calls for medical service and transported 2,118 patients to the hospital. Education is a daily

part of being an EMT or paramedic. State certifications are renewed every three years; however, many hours of classes must be logged to be able to recertify. The Sidney Department of Fire & Emergency Services has a training officer and utilizes several in-house EMS instructors conducting many of its own classes and refresher courses. An EMT must have 40 hours of continuing education or 30 hours of a refresher course including six hours specifically on pediatrics and two hours on geriatrics. A paramedic must have 96 hours of continuing education classes or a 48-hour refresher course plus 44 additional hours of continuing education which needs to include 12 hours of pediatrics, four hours of geriatrics, six hours of emergency cardiac care, and eight hours of trauma care. Skills are checked quarterly and written tests are given annually on the protocol established by the Shelby County medical director.

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FORT LORAMIE — Mary F. Gehret, of Fort Loramie, and Robert J. Watercutter, of Anna, have announced their engagement and plans to marry June 2, 2012, in St. Michael’s Church in Fort Loramie. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Louis and Karen Gehret, of Fort Loramie. She graduated from Fort Loramie High School in 2008 and from the University of Findlay in 2012. Her fiance is a 2008 graduate of Anna High School and a 2010 graduate of Ohio State Agriculture Technical Institute. He is a self-employed dairy farmer.

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Steeped in history Municipal Court Judge Duane Goettemoeller discusses the history of Sidney’s Monumental Building during a stop on a Civil War tour recently. The tour was a joint project of the historical societies of Logan, Clark and Shelby counties.


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SPARKS, Nev. — Sarah Hackemoeller and Justin Kill, both of Sparks, Nev., have announced their engagement and plans to marry June 2, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster. The bride-to-be is the daughter of June and Dale Hackemoeller, of Hackemoeller/Kill Minster. She graduated from Minster High School in 2008 and from Central Ohio Technical College in Newark in 2011 with a degree in sonography. She is employed by Renown Health System in Sparks as a sonographer. Her fiance is the son of Tracy and Stephen Kill, of Pickerington. He is a 2007 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and a 2011 graduate of Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. He is employed by in Fernley, Nev., as an area manager.

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FORT LORAMIE — Dean Paul Holthaus and Janelle Ann Seger, both of Fort Loramie, have announced their engagement and plans to marry June 16, 2012, in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fort Loramie. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kenneth and Janice Seger, of Fort Loramie. She graduated from Fort Loramie High School in 2006. She gradSeger/Holthaus uated from the University of Findlay in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science and in 2011 with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She is employed as an occupational therapist by Upper Valley Medical Center. Her fiancé is the son of Alfred Holthaus and Debra Holthaus, of Fort Loramie. He is a 2005 graduate of Fort Loramie High School. He is employed as a lineman by Pioneer Rural Electric.



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Write a letter to the editor. All letters must be signed, 400 words or less and include the writer’s phone number and address. Only one letter per writer per month will be accepted. Letters may be mailed to The Sidney Daily News, Jeff Billiel, publisher/executive editor, P.O. Box 4099, 1451 N. Vandemark Road, Sidney, OH 45365; emailed to; or faxed to (937) 498-5991.

Give the White House the bird

always! With His name is Mickey there Mickey, and are no halfwhile small in truths, gray stature, he areas or “fuzzy should never be math.” And Your hometown newspaper since 1891 taken lightly. He when he promis well armed in Frank Beeson/Regional Group Publisher ises “change” more ways than Jeffrey J. Billiel/Editor and Publisher you can be sure one and knows Other you’re going to Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of how to protect voices get just that religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridg- himself and ing the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the those he loves. Matt Clayton and not some lame campaign Fearless, he will people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. slogan made of empty attack foreign invaders words. without hesitation — He never indulges in usually leaving his adversaries with a lasting lewd behavior, is an early riser and toils from impression as to why sunrise to sunset for the they should give him wide berth the next time betterment of his neighborhood. He would not they meet. His loud voice is clear hesitate to lay down his life for his friends and Steve sad“Not really,” and powerful, striking dled Old Snort Steve said, div- fear into those who have family. His stance on jusand rode him ing into a plat- made his acquaintance; tice and order is followed to the letter and in his he seldom turns down down to the ter full of mind there is no room Mule Barn late deep-fried calo- an opportunity to state for compromise or disin the afterries smothered his opinion. He is fair, obedience in that area. admired by his peers noon, after in cholesterol Home and in the view of many Yes, Mickey has more chores were sauce. “If I Country knew how Ol’ has no equal in terms of fine qualities than you done. He had a Slim Randles Snort felt about final authority. Though can shake a stick at, and sack with sevon top of that, he is loved deemed a little bossy at eral days’ worth of gro- riding up there, and it times in respect to whom and respected in his ceries in it, and wore a turned out he didn’t community. He is a rare runs the show, his mosmile that transcended care for it, I’d feel just the workaday world. awful. Every step along tives are sound and hon- breed and the type that He ordered a meal the way I’d know he was est. He is selfless, always is getting harder and considering the needs of harder to find these that wasn’t at all what going against his will. days. his doctor ordered, and Every time I turned his others as a priority beSounds like the kind fore his own. He labors just sat there smiling at head up the trail, I’d of guy we need in the tirelessly to provide his the rest of us. worry that he wasn’t constituents in terms of White House, right? “Three days,” Steve having fun. While some would tend leadership and how to said. We nodded and “Why, he might be to agree based on the provide for themselves, smiled, as if we knew thinking I’m a cruel aforementioned qualities, he also keeps a vigilant why. guy to make him go up eye out for their welfare the idea probably would“Going to the cabin these mountains on n’t fly and the reason is for three days,” Steve what is supposed to be in every respect. clear: Mickey is a sixAnd Mickey believes said. We silently said his day off. He’d figure doing what’s right — pound Silver Laced in aah. he hadn’t signed up for Steve’s cabin has this kind of duty and been a wonderment to might want to talk the him and to us all. Deep other horses into organinside each of us is a lit- izing, once we got tle voice that says if back.” guarding As the state’s Steve can build a little “So you’d leave him against fraud. chief elections cabin in the mountains, home and drive up That balance is officer, I am recomplete with a stall there, I guess.” critical and insponsible for outside for Old Snort Steve twinkled becreasingly hard administering a and a turret for looking hind the owl mustache. fair election to achieve down on earthlings, we “Of course not. An old when the two where eligible can, too. We probably pardner of mine like sides are so far voters can Husted won’t, because that’s that can’t be left home. freely exercise apart. hard work and most of Besides, I’m the one giv- their right to The place for reports us have family to coning the orders.” critics is not on vote and have Jon Husted sider, but we sure are The writer is a vetthe sidelines confidence in Ohio Secretary glad Steve built that lit- eran newspaperman but on the field, the accuracy of of State and there is the results. tle place. and outdoorsman who This is no simple job. one way we can put all “I’ll bet Snort likes it is a registered outfitter As Ohio’s elections of- this energy to a better, there, too,” said Doc. and guide. He has writmore productive use — ficials are working to “He seems to. I think ten novels and nonficbecome a poll worker. prepare for the 2012 he likes the pine trees, tion books based on It takes a team of and you know it’s cooler rural living and he has presidential election, more than 40,000 to the political rhetoric on there than it is down also been an awardboth sides is heating up. staff polling places here. Hard to tell with a winning columnist for around the state, and One side believes the horse, though. Could be the largest daily newseach year all 88 county law is too restrictive he’s just tolerating it.” papers in Alaska and boards of elections and that voters are “You wish you knew, New Mexico. He lives in struggle to find enough being suppressed. The I’ll bet,” said Dewey. Albuquerque. other side says the sys- people who are willing

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Wyandotte rooster! While there are many reasons why Mickey wouldn’t fit in with the crowd in our nation’s capital, the main one is obvious to the casual observer: with Mickey what you see is what you get! Likewise, another reason he would not blend in is he possesses something rarely found in and around our nation’s capital: character. Though just a small chicken with a brain no larger than a small peanut, he understands his role in life and lives it without apology. He has a job to do and is not affected by the whims of special interest groups, big money, or politics as usual. Mickey doesn’t need a teleprompter, speech writers or spin doctors to weave a deceptive web of halftruths and deceit to sway the opinion of his flock, nor is he concerned with what the polls or media have to say. He knows what is right. This summer may prove to be the most interesting (and disgusting) ever in terms of a presidential election year with so much at stake in the realm of our country’s economy and national security. Our nation’s sovereignty is at stake; the freedom and way of life we have cherished for generations

may soon vanish before our very eyes never to return. A growing number of people in this country have grown lazy and complacent relying on big government to provide for their needs. They have rolled a Trojan horse into their lives never considering the price they’ll pay in the end for its presence. Some are ignorant, but most simply don’t care; their focus is on self preservation in an allabout-me society. We’re on a slippery slope folks with more storm clouds on the horizon. Part of the cure lies in self responsibility whether in the home or in the White House. The question at hand is; based on current affairs is there even a chance of turning this ship around? I have my doubts, God only knows. What this country really needs is not a good five-cent cigar, but rather a president with a little more brains than your average rooster and a desire to do what’s right. As for whether or not we can expect any real change in the right direction, time will tell. However, I wouldn’t get my hopes up anytime too soon; seems like all those willing to do what’s right for their country have flown the coop! He writer lives at 17987 Herring Road.

Be a good citizen; be a poll worker



Turbine information meeting planned To the editor: This is to the attention of Jackson Center, Anna and Botkins village and township residents. We’ve all heard rumors about the proposed local industrial wind farm project in our area and there are many questions. How will this project change our rural neighborhoods and our communities? How will the turbines affect our quality of life, our property values and our electric bills? Could these towering giants be detrimental to our health and safety? What kind of neighbors will these turbines be? These are questions I had when I attended the wind turbine informational meeting earlier this month. The speakers did an excellent job of addressing all of these concerns. One of the speakers was a resident living in the midst of the Van Wert

wind farm project. He shard a firsthand account of wind turbines as neighbors. That same turbine informational meeting will be repeated at Botkins School in the junior high gym on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Look for signs at the door to direct you to the gym. This meeting is open to everyone — village and rural residents, business owners, landowners, homeowners, and those who rent. I encourage village, township and county government officials to attend. Come if you are just curious as to what this industrial wind farm talk is all about. Come to find out how this project could affect you. I do encourage you to attend and get the facts about turbines as neighbors. Susan Ware 20115 Linker Road Jackson Center

tem is open to fraud because there aren’t enough safeguards in place. I continue to believe that we can modernize our elections system and strike the right balance between maintaining convenience for voters and

elections than the Secretary of State, lawmakers and judges combined. To that end, I am encouraging those who truly want a fair, wellrun 2012 presidential election to join me on the front lines this November by signing up to be poll workers and to encourage like-minded friends to do the same. Serving as a poll worker, otherwise known as a precinct elections official (PEO), is both easy and rewarding. To be eligible to become a PEO a person must be at least 17 years of age and registered to vote in the county in which they plan to work; have not to take time out of their been convicted of a busy schedules to serve. felony; and cannot be running as a candidate We can debate the law for the election in which and voting procedures until we are blue in the they are working. In addition to having face, but the truth is a rewarding experience that those 40,000 indiby honoring a civic duty, viduals can have more of an impact on the ulti- those who sign up to become PEOs will also be mate success of our

compensated for their time. Poll workers must undergo training and work at polls on Election Day. For their time, PEOs are paid more than $100. The Secretary of State’s office is working to help boards of elections in their recruitment efforts by raising awareness and providing print materials to boards and civic organizations. The office has also launched an online signup at to collect information from potential PEOs, which is then forwarded to county boards of elections. To date, more than 245 people have signed up at to become a poll worker. Ohio’s elections process would best be served if each of us put aside their philosophical differences and do our part to give each Ohio voter the best experience they can have at the polls this Nov. 6.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Student loan rates should not be increased To the editor, Every year millions of students graduate high school and continue their education in a college or university of their choice, all of them with goals of graduating and entering the work force. However, these goals cost money, and that is where programs like the federal Stafford loans come into play. Some 7.4 million students currently use this program to help pay for college expenses, and pay back their loans at a 3.4 percent interest rate, but with no congressional action by July 1, these rates will double to 6.8 percent (Associated Press). Most estimates put this interest rate hike at around $1,000 extra for the average student, with

some obviously being more and some less. To be blunt, the best interest of the nation would not be served if this interest rate hike were to occur. Beyond all the numbers, this hike would have a much deeper impact to the students who need this loan just to scrape by, and may sadly push some students off the financial edge, keeping them out of school all together. As a student myself, I know that this extra burden would be very difficult to pile onto to an already excessively high, ever growing pile of student debt. If an individual’s debt does not seem relevant, then consider: “The total outstanding studentloan debt is expected to hit a record $1 trillion

this year, surpassing the amount of credit card debt for the first time (Gordy).” Supporters of the rate hike may counter this point with the fact that freezing the interest rate at 3.4 percent would cost the government an estimated $6 billion, which is a fair point (Associated Press). However, with the government already facing such a massive deficit, it seems that $1 trillion in taxpayer debt would hamper the budget more than an additional $6 billion of governmental debt, an amount that seems to be a drop in the bucket at this point in time. While I fully understand the opposition to a freeze on the interest rates on these federal

loans, I also would like to make clear that a freeze would be in the best interest of the students of this nation, and the nation as a whole. Tuition at public schools is already rising by a rate of about 8 percent a year, so the difficulties of attending school for young adults are already prevalent, and allowing the interest rates of federal loans to double would add to these difficulties (Associated Press). These difficulties could decrease the likelihood of children attending college, and as a nation we must ask ourselves, is such a minor reduction in our national deficit worth risking the future of our youth? Dustin Schemmel 445 Greenback Road Fort Loramie


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Swimming is great exercise DR. WALan excellent LACE: I need to form of exercise start exercising. and no special I’m 15 and am skill is required. starting to put Skipping rope is on a few extra an exercise that pounds. I plan to also helps imspend quite a bit prove coordinaof time near the tion and can be ocean this sum’Tween done in a small when the mer and, of 12 & 20 area course, I want to weather is unfaDr. Robert look trim and vorable. And Wallace fit, not overdon’t forget biweight. My best cycling. A onefriend has a swimming hour ride burns about pool in her backyard and 650 of those nasty calohas invited me to use it ries. to get a great workout. Exercise is very imShe swims almost every portant, and when it’s day, and she has a beau- also fun, you’ve got the tiful figure. I’m not an best of both worlds. Get expert swimmer, but I started exercising in the can swim. My brother pool very soon. Thirty keeps telling me that minutes swimming, four swimming is a good ex- times weekly, should ercise, but it puts a huge bring you the desired reamount of stress on the sult. muscles. If that’s true, maybe I should start jogDR. WALLACE: I’m ging or doing something 18 and have a very unelse to exercise properly. usual problem. Zack and What do you suggest? — I had been going steady Nameless, La Jolla, for over two years, but Calif. we broke off the relaNAMELESS: Swim- tionship because he was ming is a great exercise. moving to Orlando, Fla., Almost every muscle to work for his father. I gets a workout. Of was “crushed” when he course, not everyone has left because I loved him access to a pool, espe- very much. cially when the weather Two months after is cool. Jogging (on grass Zack left town, I met or a school track) is also Phil and we started see-


ing a lot of each other, and now we are dating regularly. Last week Zack moved back home. It seems that he got into a huge fight with his stepmother in Florida so his dad fired him. I talked with Zack on the telephone yesterday, and he said that he still loves me and wants to get back together with me. I still have strong feelings for Zack, but I also care about Phil — very much. What should I do? My dad thinks that I should go back with Zack because he likes Zack better than Phil. — Christina, Geneva, Ill. CHRISTINA: Continue to date Phil, and tell Zack that you will call him when you are no longer seeing Zack. 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




What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read the forecast given for your birth sign. For Saturday, May 19, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good day to focus on money matters. Or you might be focused on your cash flow, because you’re contemplating a major purchase. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Moon is in your sign today, which makes you more emotional than usual. However, it also makes you a little bit luckier than all the other signs. (Sweet!) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’ll enjoy working alone or behind the scenes today, because you feel a need for privacy. Any kind of research probably will go well. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Discussions with a female acquaintance, especially in a group situation, will be significant today. It’s in your best interests to tell others what you hope to achieve in the future. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Others will notice you today for some reason, especially bosses, parents, teachers and VIPs. You can turn this to your advantage if you so choose, because you do have their attention. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You have a touch of the wanderlust today. Dreams of travel to exotic places appeal to you. Make travel plans if you can, but at least do something different. Shake up your routine a little! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Focus on red-tape matters today, like inheritances, bills, taxes and shared property. You’ll be happy to

clear up some loose ends here. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Because the Moon today is opposite your sign, you have to compromise a bit. You need to take that extra step to meet the demands of others. (No biggie.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Make a list today about how you can get better organized. You might want to make a second list about how you can promote better health for yourself. (Lists can focus your mind.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Sports, playful times with children, movies, musical performances and parties are all appealing today. Basically, you don’t want to work; you want to play. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Discussions with a female relative (probably Mom) could be significant today. Alternatively, you might want to cocoon at home to replenish yourself in some way. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Discussions with neighbors and siblings are important today. Give others your attention, because someone has something to tell you. Meanwhile, you want to enlighten someone about something as well. YOU BORN TODAY You’re highly energetic! Most of you are natural leaders, and many of you are self-taught. People will look to you for guidance or will learn from your example. You value spiritual training of some kind, and indeed, you often meet with a teacher or guru-like figure who is generally the same sex. In the year ahead, you will focus strongly on friendships or partnerships. Birthdate of: Nora Ephron, writer; Nancy Kwan, actress; Peter Townshend, musician/songwriter.

Patrol to hold OVI checkpoint in Miami County PIQUA — The Piqua Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced a low-manpower OVI checkpoint will be held in Miami County this evening. The checkpoint, funded by fines from impaired drivers and other federal funding, is being planned to defer and intercept impaired

drivers this weekend. It will be held in conjunction with nearby saturation patrols to aggressively combat alcohol-related injuries and fatal crashes. “Based on provisional data, there were 369 OVI-related fatal crashes on Ohio roadways in 2011, killing 399 people,” Lt. Rick Al-

bers, post commander, said. “State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired driving, but to proactively remove these dangerous drivers from our roadways.”


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TODAY IN HISTORY CROSSWORD HOROSCOPE Today is18, Friday, May 18, Friday, May 2012 New139th friends and you make in the daycontacts of 2012. There the 227 year days aheadleft could become exare in the year. tremely important to the fulfillment Today’s Highlight in Hisof your dreams. This will be especially tory: true if their ideas and standards parOnyours. May 18, 1926, evangelallel TAURUS 20-May 20) — If you ist Aimee(April Semple McPherson feel stifled, there’s a good chance you vanished while visiting a could be getting in your own way by beach in Venice, Calif. thinking you have to follow some kind reappeared more (McPherson of schedule. Relax and let the moment than month actions.later, saying dictateayour (May 21-June 20) — Don’t GEMINI she’d escaped after being kidplans or prematurely napped andreveal held your for ransom, to associates havegreeted little viideas an account thatwho was sion. They could talk you out of it and with in some dilute your possibilities for therebyskepticism quarters.) success. (June 21-July 22) — All you CANCER On this date: a presentation that has contineed ■ isIn 1012, Theophylact, order to sway others you nuity son ofinGregory, Count oftoTusway of thinking. Be sure to organize culum, became Pope Benedict your thoughts before offering any sugVIII, succeeding gestions to others. Pope Sergius LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t be too IV. quick to criticize others, especially ■ In 1642, the Canadian thoseofwho are doing was their best workcity Montreal founded ing on your behalf. Instead give them by French colonists. encouragement and applause for tryIn 1765, about oneing■so hard. fourth of Montreal deVIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) was — Should your creative stroyed by atalents fire. be challenged, you’ll have1896, more than gump■ In theenough Supreme tion to rise to the occasion. You won’t Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, have any trouble dealing with paper endorsed “separate but dragons. equal” racial23-Oct. segregation, a LIBRA (Sept. 23) — Most work-related arrangements you concept renounced 58 years mightin getBrown yourselfv.into show of a great later Board Eddeal of promise, with the exception of ucation of Topeka. those that are purely speculative or ■ In 1910, Halley’s Comet sheer gambles. passed by(Oct. earth, brushing SCORPIO 24-Nov. 22) — it If there’s kind of important deciwith itssome tail. sion to be singer made, talkPerry things ■ that In has 1912, over with your mate or someone you Como was born in Canonsrespect. Collective judgment is likely burg, movie writer-dito hold Pa.; the answer. rector Richard Brooks SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t let is jealous (“Cat onsomeone a Hotwho Tin Roof of ”; your achievements put a“In damper on “Elmer Gantry”; Cold them. You have every right to be Blood”) was born in proud of your accomplishments, so Philadelphia. pound your chest all you want. ■ In 1933, President CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — On the whole, this be a very pleasFranklin D. should Roosevelt signed day for you. The only the thingTenthat aant measure creating could put a damper on things is if you nessee Valley Authority. go overbroad celebrating. Subdue all CRYPTOQUIP ■ In urges. 1953, Jacqueline extravagant Cochran AQUARIUS became (Jan. 20-Feb.the 19) —first It’s a waste of time to unnecessarily worry woman to break the sound about the end your efforts. barrier as results she ofpiloted a Just relax and everything should turn Canadair F-86 Sabre jet over out the way you want it to. Rogers Calif. PISCES Dry (Feb. Lake, 20-March 20) — The ■ thing In 1969, astronauts Euonly that could stop you from gettingA.your points across is if you gene Cernan, Thomas P. doubt your ability to do so. The Stafford and John W. Young stronger your feelings of self-worth, blasted off aboard Apollo 10 the more effective you’ll be. on a mission to 19) orbit ARIES (March 21-April — If the you follow your instincts, you’ll know if moon. something truly is a good buy. Don’t ■ In 1980, the Mount St. let a salesperson make the call for Helens volcano in Washingyou. ton state exploded, leaving 57 COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc. or missing. people dead






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May 18, 1912 For the first time in the history of Sidney, the people of this city had the opportunity of extending hospitality to a President of the United States. William Howard Taft spent about 30 minutes here this afternoon and made an address from the east steps of the court house. The special train arrived in Sidney over the C. H. & D tracks at 4:35 p.m. It was met at the depot by a delegation of prominent local Republicans, headed by D. Oldham, R. V. Jones, P. R. Taylor and others. The President was brought down town in W. H. C. Goode’s automobile driven by Frank Goode. He was met by an immense crowd. Following his address, President Taft left over the Big Four railroad for the east. ––––– Clyde Purnell was thrown from his motorcycle about nine miles south of Sidney yesterday afternoon and badly scratched and bruised about the head and face. The services of a physician were required to dress the injuries.

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Treating ministroke explained DEAR DR. A TIA is a DONOHUE: warning that a About three full stroke might weeks ago, somebe on its way. thing happened Somewhere beto me that so tween 10 percent scared my husand 15 percent of band, he called TIAs end up as a 911 for an ambustroke within lance. The para- To your three months unmedics took me less the patient is good to the nearest put on medicine emergency room, health and unless illwhere they de- Dr. Paul G. nesses contributtermined I’d had ing to TIAs and Donohue a TIA. strokes are taken I was discharged the care of. High blood presnext day. No one ex- sure and diabetes are plained what this was or among the illnesses that told us what we should foster a TIA and stroke. do. Please fill us in on Trouble speaking, some details. — R.B. weakness on one side of ANSWER: You must the body, numbness, the find a family doctor im- onset of imbalance and mediately. A TIA is a vision disturbances are transient ischemic at- signs of a TIA, as they tack, also called a min- are of a stroke. istroke. “Ischemic” You must be under a (is-KEY-mick) indicates doctor’s care, and you that blood wasn’t getting can’t waste any time in through a blocked artery finding a doctor. You to the brain. Most TIAs need to be on a medicine last a matter of minutes, that prevents a stroke usually less than an from occurring. Aspirin, hour and never longer clopidogrel (Plavix) or a than 24 hours. Its signs combination tablet conand symptoms disap- taining aspirin and expear because blood t e n d e d - r e l e a s e starts to circulate again dipyridamole are the through the once- kinds of medicines that blocked artery. prevent strokes. If your

blood pressure is high, that requires immediate attention. The same goes for high blood sugar. Your husband ought to write the administrator of the hospital where you were taken and complain that you and he got no follow-up instructions on what to do for your serious condition. The booklet on stroke explains this condition that is deservedly feared by all. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 902, 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.

when I was in the hospital. Why I am taking blood pressure medicines, I don’t know. The ear noises have stopped. Which of these medicines turned it off? — F.H. ANSWER: I have to believe that you were given both of these medicines because your blood pressure had risen. Both treat high blood pressure. Both also are used for treatment of heart failure, but I’ll bet your doctor prescribed them for your blood pressure. High blood pressure can produce those ear noises you had. I would stay on the medicines if I were you, unless your doctor says otherwise.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had ringing and whooshing sounds in my ears for years, and then hissing sounds in my left ear. I can’t tell you how many hours of sleep I lost because of this. In December of last year, I fell and fractured my right hip and required a hip replacement. I was given lisinopril (Zestril) and carvedilol (Coreg)

Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Readers may also order health newsletters from

May 18, 1937 Mrs. J. D. Barnes entertained a congenial party of friends from Sidney to a bridge luncheon yesterday afternoon at the Women’s Club in Dayton. Mrs. Barnes was one of the hostesses for the Dayton Club luncheon held this week. Those motoring down from Sidney as the guests of Mrs. Barnes were Mrs. William Milligan, Mrs. Otto W. Rieck, Mrs. F. A. McLean, Mrs. Howard A. Amos, Mrs. W. R. Anderson, Mrs. Cyril C. Hussey, Mrs. Taylor Cummins, Mrs. Louis R. Wagner, Miss Jessie Ayers Wilson, Mrs. Joseph Wagner and her house guest, her mother, Mrs. Haverty of Pittsburgh, Pa. ––––– Sealed bids for the construction of the proposed elevated steel water tank for the purpose of better fire protection in the factory and residential section in the northwest part of the city, the installation of an engine-generator stand-by unit at the water works plant, improvements at the water works plan main exten-

sions were received at the office of Service Director Al Guerry yesterday afternoon. The proposed tank is to be located a short distance north of West Michigan street in a high plot of ground in that vicinity. A special meeting of the council will probably be called to consider the various bids and take action on them.

50 years May 18, 1962 The entries for the Versailles “Miss Chick of 1962” contest are “hatching” towards an all-time record, according to Ralph Strome, chairman of the annual Versailles Poultry Day celebration to be held June 13 and 14. A record was set in 1961 when 115 girls entered the contest. The entries are coming in even faster this year. ––––– The Post Office Department has designated the week of May 21 to 26 as annual Rural Mail Box Improvement Week. All rural patrons are requested and urged to observe this week by making any needed corrections to their mail boxes. ––––– Carl Lehman, Sidney painting contractor, was re-elected chairman of the Democratic county central committee at a re-organization meeting Thursday night in the Jamaican room of the Wagner Hotel.

25 years May 18, 1987 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a 17 year absence, cicadas are expected to make a return to western and central Ohio in a few weeks. And their mating songs may not be music to the ears of state residents. ––––– Hazel Enyart accepted an award for her 46 years of service to the American Red Cross. Making the presentation was Alice Watts, executive director of the Shelby County Red Cross Chapter.

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Dad not eager to celebrate at rival graduation parties DEAR ABBY: I am cerns with me that a divorced man with a Donna’s family won’t live-in girlfriend I’ll care about celebrating call Donna. Her two her graduation. I tried boys also live with us. to assure her that it’s Donna’s older son will my day to celebrate graduate from high her accomplishment school this year, and with her. she has planned a I discussed this party that her mother with Donna and asked Dear and other family if we could recognize Abby members will attend Sara at her son’s Abigail from out of state. party. Donna refused My daughter, Van Buren because my ex is hav“Sara,” is graduating from ing a party for Sara, and her the same high school. son would be an invited guest Sara has shared her con- but not the celebrated gradu-

ate there. I say it’s a different scenario because I’m Sara’s father and if I were remarried, we’d celebrate the step-sibling graduation together. Donna then told me she has some issues with the way Sara behaves at times. I feel this has given me an insight that I don’t like. How should I handle this upcoming graduation and other important issues? — MIXED FEELINGS IN MISSOURI DEAR MIXED FEELINGS: Handle the gradua-

tion and other important issues by keeping them SEPARATE. While it would be generous for Sara to be acknowledged at Donna’s son’s party, it isn’t mandatory — and I’m sure the reverse isn’t planned for the party your ex is hosting for Sara. What the circumstances “would be” if you and Donna were married instead of living together is irrelevant because you are not married and the graduates are not step-siblings. However, this does point up that Donna has

not warmed to Sara as much as she might have and you might wish she had. And, because it could be a dealbreaker, this is an issue that should be examined carefully in the very near future. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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Minster wins 4-2 in district

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NEW YORK Mets’ Rob Johnson (16) scores as Cincinnati Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan tries to corral the throw after

David Wright’s eighth-inning double in the Mets’ 9-4 victory in a baseball game in New York Thursday.

Bullpen falters, Reds lose 9-4 NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman left the game with his 0.00 ERA intact. Yet the rocket-armed reliever and his Cincinnati bullpen pals were far from perfect. David Wright lined his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning that raised his major league-leading average to .411 and sent the New York Mets past the Reds 9-4 Thursday. Down 4-0, the Mets began their comeback in the middle innings. Then, they were the surprise winners in a matchup of relief corps that were going in different directions, and spoiled the Reds’ extended stay in New York. “We didn’t play well the last five innings. They didn’t play well the first four innings,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. Ronny Cedeno’s three-run homer capped a five-run

eighth against Logan Ondrusek (3-1), a burst that began with a neatly placed bunt single by backup catcher Rob Johnson with one out. Wright was up next and, after his shot down the leftfield line was inches foul, sent a one-hopper off the wall in center for a 5-4 lead. He later scored on a soft single by Justin Turner. “The bunt down the line, the little bloop hit. You know something is going to happen,” Ondrusek said. Wright went 2 for 2, drew three walks, scored three runs and stole a base. He scored the tying run in the seventh as the Mets became the first team this year to dent Chapman. Chapman had not allowed a run in 19 1-3 innings this season, striking out 34. But he issued a leadoff walk to Wright and a single to Lucas Duda to begin the inning. Reds center fielder Drew Stubbs missed a sliding catch

on Daniel Murphy’s looper and was charged with an error that loaded the bases, and Turner made it 4-all with a pinch-hit sacrifice fly. It was an unearned run, but the damage was done. “We kind of helped them with walks,” Baker said. Cincinnati began the day with the best bullpen ERA in the NL while the Mets had among the worst. But a trio of Mets relievers pitched scoreless ball, with Bobby Parnell (1-0) getting the win. Joey Votto lined a solo home run off the facing of the second deck in right field to put Cincinnati ahead in the fourth. A bit of strategy suggested by Baker may’ve helped the Reds boost the lead in the fifth. Baker wanted his hitters to crowd the plate against R.A. Dickey, rather than give the knuckleballer “this big ol’ window” as a target for floaters.

COLDWATER — Minster, the defending Division IV state champion, will play in the district championship again on Friday night at Coldwater against Crestview in high school baseball action. The Wildcats are now 21-6 after edging Spencerville 4-2 in semifinal action Wednesday night. Minster got a combined sixhitter from Doug Huber and Austin Knapke. Huber went four innings and allowed three hits and struck out one. Knapke went the final three to earn the save and allowed three hits and struck out three. Spencerville greeted Huber with two runs in the top of the first, but Wildcat pitchers threw blanks after that. Minster came back with three in the bottom of the second and added another run in the fourth. Minster also had six hits in the game, singles by six different players. Knapke had two RBIs for the Wildcats. Minster plays tonight at 7 p.m. against Crestview, with the winner advancing to the Springfield Regional next week.

Standing close, Ryan Ludwick was plunked to open the inning — it was the first batter Dickey hit this season. A walk set up Ryan Hanigan’s double and run-scoring pitcher Mat Latos hit a sacrifice fly for his first RBI of the year, matching his total from last season. A pitch after a knuckler popped out of catcher Mike Nickeas’ mitt with no harm, another knuckler escaped to The linescore: the backstop for a passed ball RHE that let Hanigan score for a 4Spencerville.............200 000 0_2 6 6 0 lead. Minster ....................030 100 x_4 6 2 Duda hit a two-out, twoYoungpeter (LP) and Rex; Huber run double in the Mets fifth. (WP), Au. Knapke (5) (Sv) and Wolf. Records: Minster 21-6, Right fielder Jay Bruce took an odd path, cutting over into Spencerville 16-11. Next game: Tonight, 7 p.m. vs. the alley and watching the Crestview, district finals at Coldwaball sail past him. When the ter. inning ended, Bruce and Reds —— coach Billy Hatcher briefly Riverside discussed the play outside the in district finals dugout. The Riverside girls will Pinch-hitter Mike Baxter’s play for a district title today sacrifice fly drew the Mets to at Brookville at 5 p.m. against 4-3 in the sixth. Southeastern in a Division IV district final. The Lady Pirates earned a spot in the game with a 3-2 victory over Bradford earlier this week. Riverside won despite getting just two hits off Bradford’s Patty, who struck out nine and allowed just one earned run. Riverside’s Paige Atterholt was equally impressive. Bradford got its runs in the first and second thanks to five Riverside errors. Riverside tied it with two in the third, then over the last four innings, Atterholt faced the minimum 12 batters and did not allow a baserunner. Riverside then won it with a run in the top of the sixth. SDN Photo/Todd B. Acker photos

The linescore: RHE Riverside .................002 001 0_3 2 5 Bradford ..................110 000 0_2 3 3 WP: Atterholt; LP: Patty Records: Riverside 17-10. Next game: Today, 5 p.m. at Brookville vs. Southeastern in district finals.


Versailles game moved to Tipp City Versailles will play in the D-III District baseball championship today against Middletown Fenwick, and the game, originally scheduled for Kenton Ridge, has been moved to Tipp City. Start time remains the same, 5 p.m. The move allows Versailles fans to watch the baseball and softball teams in district final play. The Lady Tigers play at 5 p.m. at Tipp City, and also play Middletown Fenwick.

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American Legion baseball tryouts begin Sidney Post 217 American Legion baseball tryouts began Thursday afternoon and evening at Custenborder Field. Another tryout session is planned for tonight, and a third on Sunday as coaches try to put their team together to face an impressive schedule that begins with a home game against Troy on May 29. In the top photo, players looking for a spot on the team do a bit of running in the outfield. Above left, Nick Lauth of Sidney High School goes down to field a ground ball during infield practice. And on the right, Treg Francis of Russia High School keeps his eye on a ground ball.

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Big Ten Network slashes academics, cites low ratings The Big Ten cable network has been an unchallenged success promoting conference sports to a national audience and making money for its members. The academic programming its leaders had promised hasn’t panned out. When the Big Ten Network launched in 2007, officials said it would promote the scholarly work done at its 11 schools. The network, Commissioner Jim Delany said, would broadcast up to 60 hours of non-sports programming from each school every year, providing “the ability to highlight academic achievement throughout the universities.” Five years later, the network is running less academic coverage than

ever as it generates tens of millions in revenue for the conference and boasts of 51 million subscribers. Citing low ratings and poor production quality, the network and university presidents agreed to slash academic programming and emphasize quality and ratings over quantity. That means more time to air revenue-generating sports such as football, even in the offseason. Ratings are up. The network also said it has followed through on its promise of covering an equal amount of men’s and women’s live events, shows everything from lacrosse to softball, and has given nearly 300 students experience in sports television production. League officials say the 660-hours goal turned out to be impractical. A show about one university alienated

other viewers, and universities had varying levels of video capability. “Most of them didn’t have the resources to produce the shows. It was always set up to be at their cost, not the network’s,” Delany said. “We were willing to give the time, but the universities had to create the shows. When we came up with the number of hours, we didn’t know what the schools were capable of producing.” “There’s fewer hours now, but the ratings are better and the production value is much better — top-notch, in fact.” The change, though, is a disappointment to some of the people who produced non-sports documentaries. “I think they should hold true to what their mission was when they set out, which was to give a voice to all these

CLEVELAND INDIANS’ Carlos Santana is grabbed by Jason Kipnis (22) and Jose Lopez, back, after Santana’s bases-loaded RBI single in the 11th inning game the Indians a 6-5 win over the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game Thursday in Cleveland.

Tribe wins in 11 innings teammates in a celebration that spilled onto the outfield grass after Cleveland won its fourth straight. The comeback was the Indians’ second of the day. The Mariners led 4-0, but Cleveland scored a run in the seventh and Jose Lopez hit a three-run homer off Steve Delabar that tied it in the eighth. Even though Seattle scored a run off Joe Smith (4-1) in the top of the 11th, the Indians still felt confident. “Everyone in the dugout said, ‘Let’s get two, we can do it,’” said

Indians manager Manny Acta. Michael Saunders’ run-scoring double in the top of the inning gave Seattle a 5-4 lead, but closer Brandon League (0-3) extended his startling lack of success against the Indians. League has blown seven saves in nine chances in his career against Cleveland, including two this season. “You don’t get to closers very often,” Acta said. “The guys were pretty confident since we had done it before against him and we could do it again.”

British Soccer Camp coming to Sidney, Anna British Soccer Camps will make stops in Sidney and Anna, it was announced recently. Challenger Sports, the No. 1 soccer company in the U.S. and Canada, has been invited to hold one of their British Soccer Camps in Sidney, and another in Anna. In Sidney, the camp will be July 9-to-13 at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA’s east field. The camp in Anna will be held on the same dates, July 9-to-13, at the Anna Community Park.

The camp will include a daily regimen of foot skills, moves, juggling, tactical practices and daily tournament play. The camps are for ages 3-to-18 and teams are also welcome to attend. Each camper gets a Tshirt, soccer ball, and a giant soccer poster. You can sign up at m, and for more information contact Dan Miller at (513) 407-6730 or email him at d m i l l e r @ c h a l l e n g e

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Roy Hibbert had 19 points and 18 rebounds, George Hill scored 20 and Danny Granger 17 as the Indiana Pacers, showing more balance, toughness and togetherness than Miami, throttled the Heat 94-75 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. during Overlooked the regular season and given little chance to upset the reigning East champions, the Pacers took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is Sunday at raucous Bankers Life Fieldhouse. LeBron James scored 22 — 16 in the first half before wearing down — and Mario Chalmers added 25 for Miami. However, Dwyane Wade scored only 5 on 2-of-13 shooting for the Heat, already missing forward Chris Bosh because of a strained abdominal muscle and not expected to return for this series.

Browns’ Taylor has surgery CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor has undergone surgery to repair a torn chest muscle he injured while lifting weights. Taylor tore his left pectoral muscle while bench pressing during the offseason conditioning program last week at the team’s facility.

High school High school sports TONIGHT Baseball D-IV District finals At 5 p.m. Lehman vs. Arcanum at Pleasant Hill (Newton) Fort Loramie vs. Cincinnati Christian at Bellbrook At 7 p.m. Minster vs. Crestview at Coldwater Winners to Springfield Regional D-III District finals At Tipp City Versailles vs. Fenwick, 5 p.m. Winner to Xenia Regional Softball D-IV District finals At Brookville Riverside vs. Southeastern, 5 p.m. Winner to Tipp City Regional D-III District final At Tipp City Versailles vs. Middletown Fenwick, 5 p.m. Winner to Wright State Regional Track D-I District finals at Troy —— SATURDAY Track D-IV District finals at Graham

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Atlanta (Hanson 4-3) at Tampa Bay (Shields 6-1), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Feliz 3-1) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 3-3), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 2-3) at Kansas City (Mendoza 2-2), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 2-0) at Milwaukee (Estrada 0-2), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Millwood 1-4) at Colorado (White 0-2), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 5-1) at San Diego (Suppan 2-1), 10:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 6-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 5-0), 10:10 p.m. Oakland (Parker 1-1) at San Francisco (Zito 2-1), 10:15 p.m. Saturday's Games Cincinnati at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 4:10 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m. Seattle at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. Arizona at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m. Baltimore at Washington, 7:15 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 7:15 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, 7:15 p.m. Texas at Houston, 7:15 p.m. L.A. Angels at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Cincinnati at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Baltimore at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Texas at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Arizona at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Seattle at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 8:05 p.m.

BASKETBALL NBA playoffs NBA Daily Playoff Glance The Associated Press All Times EDT (x-if necessary) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Saturday, May 12 Boston 92, Philadelphia 91 Sunday, May 13 Miami 95, Indiana 86 Monday, May 14 Philadelphia 82, Boston 81 Oklahoma City 119, L.A. Lakers 90 Tuesday, May 15 Indiana 78, Miami 75, series tied 1-1 San Antonio 108, L.A. Clippers 92, San Antonio leads series 1-0 Wednesday, May 16 Boston 107, Philadelphia 91, Boston leads series 2-1 Oklahoma City 77, L.A. Lakers 75, Oklahoma City leads series 2-0 Thursday, May 17 Indiana 94, Miami 75, Pacers lead series 2-1 L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 18 Boston at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19 San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20 Miami at Indiana, 3:30 p.m. San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 Philadelphia at Boston, 7 or 8 p.m. x-L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 Indiana at Miami, 7 or 8 p.m. x-L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 x-Boston at Philadelphia, TBD x-Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, TBD Thursday, May 24 x-Miami at Indiana, TBD Friday, May 25 San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, TBD Saturday, May 26 x-Philadelphia at Boston, TBD x-Indiana at Miami, TBD Sunday, May 27 x-L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, TBD x-L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, TBD

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Commission provides assistance The Shelby County Veterans Service Commission provided financial relief for five veterans and their beneficiaries in the total amount of $2,400 during a recent meeting. Additionally, 25 veterans were assisted between board meetings in the amount of $4,419.91. The board discussed renewing its building lease to bring the document up to date with the rental amount to remain unchanged. Members also discussed Memorial Day preparations as well as results of recent roundtable discussions by veterans with Sen. Sherrod Brown’s staff. Office staff will be attending Veterans Adm i n i s t r a t i o n Commission Dayton annual veterans service office training, a Spring Conference in Independence on May 8-11 and the cancellation of the Patriot Games Torch Relay for 2012. The event is to be rescheduled in 2013.

366 pupils attending preschool At its recent meeting, the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities heard Superintendent Laura Zureich share that the Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center now has 366 children attending preschool at the Sidney, Fort Loramie and Jackson Center locations. The board accepted resignations of the Shelly Hixon and Pam Wilson, paraprofessionals for the Early Childhood Eenter, and Jolene Krebehenne, assistant at the Wilma Valentine Creative Learning Center. The board also approved the administrative contracts, with only date changes for the systems manager, executive assistant, executive assistant fiscal and transportation manager. Agreement was reached with the Jackson Center and Fort Loramie boards of education to house preschool classrooms for the coming school year. Approval was given for a short-term early intervention intake and referral services position. The day-care team leader position had a salary adjustment based on supervisory responsibilities. Five waivers from the Ohio Department of Education were approved to allow an additional child to be served in the Early Childhood Center classroom in the Sidney City School District. An additional waiver allowed for an addition child in the Anna School District. The board also learned it had spent 25 percent of the annual budget in the first quarter of the year and received 36 percent of projected revenue.

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Sidney natives launch news site BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER Two Sidney natives have recently put the reader in control of the news. John Tyler and Matt Casey, both from Sidney, helped create the website with John Burroway, and Leanard Mack. The website is designed to give the public a chance to rate the news on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being not news and 10 being the best example of news available. The website was first launched in January in a “beta” or test mode, according to Casey, but the site is 100 percent functional. “People can view news stories from the 10 most trafficked news origination websites on the Internet and engage the story as well,” said Casey. “Lots of sites aggregate the news, or ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ the news, or even vote up a story’s popularity, but not one website out there definitively rates the news.” NewsNotNews links reader’s to the actual story from the website where it appeared. The voting bar appears at the top of the page for readers to rank the story. The agency on the site with the highest rate currently is the Washington Post at 8.0 and the lowest ranked is the Huff-

NEWSNOTNEWS.NET IS active and fully functional, according to creators John Tyler and Matt Casey, both Sidney natives. The site allows visitors to read and rate the news, although this screen capture from Thursday shows little activity on the site beyond the news aggregation. ington Post with 5.0. NewsNotNews is also on Facebook and Twitter. Tyler and Casey are both 2007 graduates from Sidney City Schools. Tyler then went

on to Ohio University where he studied political science. In 2011, Tyler started work as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives. Casey attended Indiana Wes-

leyan University where he studied history and economics. Earlier this year, Casey started working as a business lead at Sogeti USA, an IT consulting service.

Shelby County United Way awards grants to nonprofit organizations The Board of Trustees of the Shelby County United Way has approved four grant awards during this past quarter. Grants were awarded to: • Agape Distribution — $2,961.30 to assist in the purchase and installation of a generator to be used in conjunction with its mobile rural food pantry. • Sidney City Schools Job Club — $150 to provide an inkind gift from the United Way for conducting paper-shredding services at the Sidney Middle School. • Agape Distribution — $2,500 to purchase food and grocery items for their food bank and to use this gift in conjunction with applying for a Feinstein Grant which would double the size of the gift.

• West Ohio Food Bank — $5,000 to present a gift to the food bank for the service and goods they provide to a number of food banks and soup kitchen in Shelby County. In an 11-county area, Shelby County is the second largest purchaser of food items at this food bank. This gift will also be used to be doubled in conjunction with the Feinstein Grant. The Shelby County United

Way Special Project Grant Program provides nonprofit organizations an opportunity to seek time-limited funding for creative responses to pressing human needs in the Shelby County United Way service area. The special projects grants should focus on Education, Health or Financial Stability to advance the common good in Shelby County. Each year a portion of funding from the

prior year’s campaign is setaside for this special purpose. For this fiscal year, $50,000 has been budgeted. With less than three months remaining in this fiscal period, Special Project payments have been funded to 17 programs amounting to $35,209. The Special Projects Committee, chaired by Deb Hovestreydt, meets periodically to review grant applications. The next meeting that projects will be reviewed is at the June 20 Board of Trustees meeting. The deadline for submitting grant applications to be reviewed at that meeting is May 25. Only charitable 501(c)(3) organizations may apply. Grant applications are available from the office located at 121 E. North St or by calling 492-2101.

School board approves income tax levy JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Board of Education has decided to put a 0.5 percent income tax on the ballot in anticipation of operating “in the red” by fiscal year 2014. During their recent meeting, board members approved the five-year forecast, which shows the district may be facing financial difficulties. It was reported that real estate and income tax revenue increased slightly but not enough to offset the loss of more than $400,000 in state and federal revenue in the last two years. The board was told those losses are expected to continue and increase over the next year. Although there have been reductions in employees and other cost-cutting efforts, it has not been enough to offset the revenue losses in the school district and, according to school officials, “the loss in revenue … will result in significant loss each of the years in the forecast. Without an additional revenue source, Jackson Center Local School District is forecasting being in

the red sometime in (fiscal year) 2014.” The board discussed revenue options and action that has been taken to slow the impact of the financial losses, including reducing staff, merging roles, renegotiation of service contracts, the purchase of hedges and renegotiation of the EPC natural gas contract and refinancing debt and taking other measures. The board has also reportedly monitored wage increases and there has been a salary freeze for the last three signed contract years. It was recommended that the board initiate formal steps to request a new earned income tax from the public. The income tax is estimated at 0.5 percent for a five-year period. The 0.5 percent income tax would potentially raise $250,000 for district. The board approved the recommendation. In other business, elementary school Principal Ginger Heuker told the board about testing for students, including prekindergarten and kindergarten testing scheduled for

May 1 and 2 and reading and math testing for kindergarten through fifth grade scheduled for May 8-10. Junior and senior high school Principal Jeff Reese told the board that Summer Jump tutoring will be available the week of July 30 to Aug. 2 and from Aug. 6-9 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Superintendent Bill Reichert talked with the board about progress on the Race to the Top program. The board discussed the May board meeting date scheduled for May 21. That date is the last day of school and staff awards will be given that evening. The board is discussing moving the board meeting to May 22. Board members are checking their schedules. The board took personnel action during the meeting. The board approved the following certified staff for the 2012-13 school year: Brooke Luthman, one-year limited contract, K-3 guided reading; Melanie Yocum, one-year limited contract, high school language arts; John Bucklew,

three-year limited contract, high school science; Lora Clinehens, three-year limited contract, grades 4 and 5 reading and science; Isaac Klopfenstein, three-year limited contract, high school math; Kassie Schroeder, three-year limited contract, middle school special education; Sarah Kipker, continuing contract, middle school science; Susie Harris, continuing contract, middle school math and music; Wendy Yinger, continuing contract, kindergarten and first-grade reading; and Melanie York, continuing contract grades 4 and 5 language arts. Also approved as classified staff were the following: LaCresha Clark, two-year limited contract, cafeteria supervisor; Sarah Starkey, twoyear limited contract, elementary aide; Debbi Tussing, two-year limited contract, office staff; Wendy Yinger, part-time seasonal maintenance; Scott Elchert, part-time seasonal maintenance; and Travis Pulfer, part-time seasonal maintenance.

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Community Days set for May 31-June 3 JACKSON CENTER — This year’s Jackson Center Community Days will commence May 31 and run through June 3. Events begin on May 31 at 5 p.m. with the opening of the lasagna dinner at the Jackson Center United Methodist Church. The dinner will be available until 7:30 p.m. As an option, patrons may sample the Fire Department bratwurst stand. It will operate from 5 to 11 p.m. The beer stand will be open from 5 to 11 p.m.. Happy hour will be observed from 5 to 7 p.m. The Queen and Little Miss Jackson Center Contest will take place at the Jackson Center Auditorium at 7 p.m. Also at 7 p.m. will be music by Jerry Joe Davis. On Friday, many venues begin operating at 5 p.m. That marks the opening of the Junior American F o o d Tent as well as the Fire De-

partment bratwurst stand. Both operate through closing time, while the beer sales run 5 p.m. through closing also, with Happy Hour once again from 5 until 7 p.m. The free pony rides provided by the fire department will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.The Progressive Livestock Dairy Barn will operate from 5 p.m. through closing. The Hoop Shoot will commence at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. There are boys and girls competitions by ages 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13. Bingo at the fire station will commence at 6 p.m., sponsored by the Jackson Center PTO, and will operate until 10 p.m. Wheel will perform at 6 p.m. in the Entertainment Tent. The Jackson Center Growth Association sponsors that program. performing Also will be Showdown,

sponsored by the Tiger Boosters. Next on hand will be OutRider. Mechanical rides will operate from 6 until 9 p.m. Saturday’s activity kicks off with breakfast at the United Methodist Church. The Masons sponsor the meal, and the breakfast begins at 7 and goes until 10 a.m. For those who like to run, there is the 1-mile fun run at 8:40 a.m. and the Tiger Trot 5K Tiger Challenge at 9 a.m. Visitors may enjoy the children’s tractor race at 10 a.m. in front of the school. It is sponsored by the FCCLA and FFA. The children’s bicycle parade is at 11:30 a.m., and is sponsored by the Backroom Executives Bike Club. Registration will be take place from 11:30 to noon. Judging will be at noon, and awards will be presented at 12:15. begin Concessions again at 11 a.m. with the opening of the Junior American Food stand at the fire station. The Progressive Livestock dairy barn will be open from noon until event closing. Mechanical rides will operate from noon until 3 p.m. Pony rides will run from noon until 8 p.m. Also at noon, beer sales begin and continue until closing time. Happy Hour begins and runs until 2 p.m. It resumes at 5 p.m. and goes until 6. The Cornhole Tournament begins at noon in the Entertainment Tent. Players must register between 11 and 11:30

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a.m. The fee is $30 per team. Cash prizes will be awarded in the games sponsored by the Growth Association. The first-place team will win $300, with $200 being awarded for second and $100 for third. The fire department bratwurst stand will be open from 1 p.m. until closing. The dodge ball tournament will be held on Davis Street from 1 until 4 p.m. One division is for ages 13 and under. Those matches kick off at 1 p.m. For those 12 and under, the games begin at 4 p.m. Mechanical rides will operate from 3 until 6 p.m., by use of tickets only. They will also operate from 6 until 9 p.m. Bingo will again commence at 6 p.m. in the fire station. The games will go until 10 p.m. The event is sponsored by the PTO.

The Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show runs from 5 to 8 p.m. in the downtown area. There is no charge for spectators to attend. Those who wish to enter the show must register between 3 and 5 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Growth Association and hosted by the Back Room Executives. Questions regarding the event should be directed to Dan Winkler at 5965130 or Rick Howerton at 596-8191. Once again, music lovers are remembered: Wheel will appear at the Entertainment Tent at 6 p.m., sponsored by the Growth Association. And Showdown will also be on hand, sponsored by the JC Tiger Boosters. At 8:30 p.m., 1988 will perform. The entire program will run until 11 p.m.

Sunday events begin with the community worship service at 10:30 a.m. at the Entertainment Tent. At 11 a.m., the Junior American Food Stand opens in the fire department, and at noon, the fire department bratwurst stand will begin serving. The progressive Livestock Dairy Barn also opens at noon. Happy Hour beer sales will operate from 3 until 6 p.m., as will the mechanical rides. The entertainment and raffle drawing will commence at 3:30 p.m. Of course, the big event of the day is the 2 p.m. parade on Pike Street. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Jackson Center.” The parade line will form at noon in the Airstream parking lot. Entries are due by May 18. Contact the village office for information at (937) 596-6314.


Spoons N’ Spools JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center Spoons N’ Spools held a meeting on May 7 and Avon and 31 gift orders were passed out to members who sold. The club did very well on fundraising sales for both; with earnings of $261 from 31 gifts with Allison Burt being the top seller. The earnings for Avon were $161.25 with Riley and Kennedy Jackson as the top sellers. Top sellers were rewarded with gifts from each company. Modeling contest papers were passed out for anyone who is interested. The modeling conis Wednesday test during the fair at 8 p.m. Also king and queen nominating form are

also available for anyone who is interested. There was another reminder that all members must do a community service project. The club will be selling prepackaged kettle popcorn at the Jackson Center Community days; it is a large 10-ounce bag of fresh popped kettle corn for $5 a bag. If anyone is interested in buying popcorn, contact any club member or Kristi Bayhan at 638-9577. Three demonstrations were done at the meeting. Katie Burt did a demonstration on “Car seat safety.” MaKayla VanHook did a demonstration on “My Cockatiel Zazu.” Katrina McGowan did a demonstration on “How to

make Rice Krispies Treats.” Snacks were provided by Riley and Parker Morris and drinks were provided by Kaneta Schaub. The clubs next meeting is June 11 at Grace Lutheran Church beginning at 7 p.m. The club is doing a community service project for the Fish Pond Food Pantry. All members are to bring five Fish Pond food items or $5 per family to this Demonstrameeting. tions will be given by Andy Hoying, Kerstin Gasson, Courtney Gasson and Allison Burt. Snacks will be provided by Katie Clark and drinks will be provided by MaKayla VanHook.


What’s up for bid? Patty Weimert, of Jackson Center, looks over auction items during Stag and Doe Night at the Jackson Center American Legion recently. Money was raised to fund Jackson Center Community Days.

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Qualified candidates should send a resume to: KTH Parts Industries, Inc. P.O. Box 0940 St. Paris, OH 43072 Attn: Production Recruiter

A 96 year old organization, seeks sales reps for commercial industrial, agricultural and construction accounts Excellent commission opportunity for advancement with benefits. Training provided. Interested candidates email your resume to:

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SERVICE PLUMBER Lochard Inc a full service plumbing company is looking for an experienced service plumber. Must have service experience, a valid drivers license with clean driving record. 40+ hours with benefits. Apply in person at: 903 Wapakoneta Ave Sidney, OH 45365 7:30am - 5:00pm Monday - Saturday EOE

It has been a year since you left us and went away But the tears and heartaches feel like yesterday We don’t understand why you had to leave There is not a day that goes by, we don’t continue to grieve We wish you were still here to be with us But God keeps saying, don’t worry, just trust We know you are at peace in your special place Because we feel your presence, and see your smiling face We hope and pray someday soon our pain will cease But until then we try and find some kind of peace The day will come when we can be with you again, guided by our God’s love and grace Until then, all we can do is keep our memories of you in our own special place

KTH Parts Industries, Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts, located in St. Paris, Ohio has an immediate opening for a Support Staff member in our Engineering Development Department. This position will provide a wide range of prototype build support, including the following: • Scheduling and tracking all prototype projects; • Quoting support and documentation; • Parts and material tracking; • Coordination of all prototype shipping and documentation; • Responsible for supplier ordering and part delivery; • Maintain all prototype documentation and customer database; and • A variety of general office responsibilities The successful candidate for this position must have strong communication & organizational skills as well as the ability to multi-task. Also the candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office Software and have the willingness to learn 3D CAD software. Flexibility & short notice overtime is required. KTH Parts offers a very attractive benefit package, competitive wage, & team oriented manufacturing environment. Qualified candidates should send a confidential resume including salary requirements to: KTH Parts Industries, Inc. P.O. Box 0940 St. Paris, OH 43072 Attn: Engineering Support Staff Recruiter or Email:


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Due to retirement we have a full time position open. Previous experience in long term care preferred. Must have computer, organizational and communication skills. Come in to fill out an application and speak with Beth Bayman, Staff Development Coordinator. Koester Pavilion 3232 North County Road 25A Troy OH 45373 (I-75 at exit 78) 937.440.7663 Phone 937.335.0095 Fax Located on the Upper Valley Medical Center Campus EOE

Part Time LPN Medication administration in group homes for persons with developmental disabilities. Interested applicants should apply online at EOE M/F/D/V

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PROGRAMMER ANALYST KTH Parts Industries, Inc., a quality oriented of manufacturer stamped & welded auto parts, located in St. Paris, Ohio has immediate openings for a Programmer Analyst in its Information System Group. Responsibilities of this position include: • P r o d u c t Development • Modernization Projects • Web Application Development • S o f t w a r e Implementation & • User Support The successful candidate should be a self motivated individual who can multi-task as well as possess analytical skills, critical thinking, and excellent customer service skills. An Associate's degree in Computer Science or Computer Programming, along with a minimum of 5 years experience in programming on the ISeries or equivalent experience and/ or training is preferred. Knowledge of ILE RPG, Free Format RPG, PHP/Zend, CGI, Domino, and SQL programming is a must. KTH Parts offers a very attractive benefit package, competitive wage and a team oriented manufacturing environment. Qualified candidates should send a resume to: KTH Parts Industries, Inc. P.O. Box 940 St. Paris, OH 43072 Attn: Programmer Analyst Recruiter Or Email: KTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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STNA's FT 7a-3p & 11p-7a Our center has tenured management team, good survey history and offers competitive pay & excellent benefits package for full time. Come grow with us! Contact or apply in person to: Troy Care and Rehabilitation Center 512 Cresent Drive Troy, OH 45373 Ph: (937)332-1054 Fax: (937)335-0686 EOE/DFWP

CNC Machinists Crane Pumps & Systems has multiple openings for CNC machinists on 2nd shift. Required Experience: • 3+ years experience operating and set up of CNC mills and lathes • Must be proficient with Fanuc/ Okuma controls and the ability to edit & troubleshoot programs • Able to read blueprints and be familiar with GD&T Competitive wage and benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, educational assistance and 401k. To be considered, send your resume including salary history and expectations to: Crane Pumps & Systems, Inc. Attn: Ashley Overman 420 Third Street Piqua, OH 45356 Fax: (937) 615-3561 Email: aoverman@ EOE/AAE

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✯✫✯✫✯✫✯✫✯✫ Semi-Trailer Mechanics Needed Shop and Mobile Trucks 2nd and 3rd Shifts Star Leasing Company East Liberty, OH and St. Paris, OH Previous experience working on semi-trailers is a PLUS. Please visit our website at for an application. Fill out online or fax the completed application to 937-644-2858. Star Leasing is an equal opportunity employer.

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MARKETING DIRECTOR The Pavilion, a member of AdCare Health Services, Inc., offering skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, has an opportunity for a Marketing Director. In this position, you will be responsible for maintaining facility census and payor mix by providing prospective residents with appropriate information and assistance for admissions to the facility, conducting personalized visitations to all primary referral sources and interested parties, and representing the facility in community events. The qualified candidate must be familiar with long term care and health care services; be knowledgeable of, and pervious experience in, implementing marketing plans; be comfortable working closely with outside referral sources. Good communication skills a must. Prefer 2-3 years of demonstrated success in the marketing field. The Pavilion offers competitive wages and benefits. Interested candidates should apply in person or submit a resume to: Marianne Wildermuth The Pavilion 705 Fulton Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365 Telephone: 937-492-9591 email: An Equal Opportunity Employer


MDS REGISTERED NURSE The Pavilion, a member of AdCare Health Services, Inc., offering skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, has an opportunity for a MDS Coordinator. In this position, you will be responsible for coordinating documentation of resident care plans and records by the interdisciplinary team to assure compliance with State and Federal regulations. You must also serve as a resource for all disciplines in meeting our residents’ needs. The qualified candidate will be a Registered Nurse in good standing with the State of Ohio Nursing Licensing Board as well as knowledgeable of , and previous experience in, the Maximum Data Set (MDS) process. Good communication skills a must. Prefer 2-3 years of demonstrated success in the MDS field. The Pavilion offers competitive wages and benefits, including health and life insurance and paid vacations. Interested candidates should apply in person or submit a resume to: Marianne Wildermuth The Pavilion 705 Fulton Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365 Telephone: 937-492-9591 email: An Equal Opportunity Employer


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808 Taylor St. Sidney. Fri.9-3 Sat.9-4 Large multi-family garage sale! Something for,movies,games,books,clothes,household,& many other items. Must stop at this sale! All proceeds from sale will go toward helping a local student raise money for his trip to Canada as a Student Ambassad o r ! . ANNA, 201 West North Street, Friday, Saturday, 8am-4:30pm, furniture, kids clothes, books, toys, Vera Bradley, and many other items. CASSTOWN, 4464 State Route 55, Friday and Saturday, 9am-2pm, tools, household goods, washer and dryer, and lots of miscellaneous

CONOVER, 751 North State Route 589, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 8am-8pm, Downsizing! furniture, wheelchair, walker, toys, movies, books, clothes, household and holiday items! New items added daily! COVINGTON, 4334 North Fletcher Road, ThursdaySaturday 8am-5pm, Large Moving Sale!! New items everyday and many free!! Household goods, tools, Serger new, pictures, Christmas items, antiques, knives, walnut & cherry wood, motorized scooters, wheelchair, take advantage of many bargains!! SIDNEY, 10817 Little Turtle Way (off Lindsey & Schenk). Friday only 8-2. Wii games, teen girls name brand clothing, girls clothes 12-18 mos & 4-6, computer speakers, car seats, and much more!!! Cash only please. SIDNEY, 10673 Schenk Road, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am-?, Yard sale! Moving Sale! Tools, grinders, household appliances, professional pet grooming dryers & table, all kinds of miscellaneous SIDNEY, 1101 Wright Road, (Off Kuther by NK Parts) Friday & Saturday 9am-4pm, Clothes Girls 3-5t, boys 8-10, entertainment center, end tables, jewelry, tons of purses & miscellaneous, wall hangings, Something for everyone, Cheap Prices! SIDNEY 1121 Colonial Dr. Saturday only 9-3. Washer and Dryer, 3 shelf glass and wood TV stand, young womens clothing. Lots and lots of boys and girls baby clothes, several miscellaneous items.

SIDNEY, 1148 Hilltop (off of Riverbend) Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday, 8am-2pm, Multifamily garage sale! household items, girls 10-14 like new, girls bike, misses clothes 8-10, stroller, car seat, other miscellaneous items. SIDNEY, 1271 and 1281 Maple Leaf Court (take Spruce to Ridgeway to Maple Leaf Court), Saturday, 8am to 1pm. Multifamily sale with something for everyone. Baby, kids, and teen clothes, toys, Barbie, games, Legos, sports equipment, housewares, home decor, books, electronics, bike, Wii and DS games and much more.

SIDNEY 1274 Stephens Rd. Thursday & Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-3. HUGE multi-family sale!!!! Outdoor hiking gear, TV, freezer, patio set, books, baby-adult clothes, toys and much much more!!! SIDNEY, 1317 Sixth Avenue, Saturday May 19th, 9am-2pm, weight bench, toddler bed, maternity clothes, pots and pans, and other miscellaneous items. SIDNEY, 1337 Logan Court, (in subdivision off Millcreek) Saturday 9am-6pm, No Early Sales! Baby items, Halloween decorations, Christmas items, books, clothes, ceiling fans, and much much more.

SIDNEY, 1359 East Hoewischer Road, Friday & Saturday 9am-1pm, Everything must go! Clothes baby-adult, XL dog cage, Breast pump, books, stroller travel system, car seats, baby swing, tv, Infrarred & kerosene heaters, toys, luggage, Precious Moments SIDNEY, 1586 Cumberland (off Fair Road, near I-75) Saturday 8am-3pm Swarovski pendant and earring set, HP monitor and accessories, brand name purses, seasonal items, arrangements, linens, silver hot server, housewares, kitchen items, men's and women's clothing, garden items, car rack, lots of stuff!

SIDNEY, 1724, 1735 Burkewood Drive. Saturday, 8am-12pm, Rugs, toys, lamps, TV's, dining table, desk, twin mattress set, bathroom vanity, entertainment stands, and accessories. Kettler trike, Coach, Vera Bradley purses, and much, much more! SIDNEY 1814 Shawnee Dr. Friday 8-3. Saturday 9-2. MOVING SALE!!!! Mens women's and juniors name brand clothes, housewares, small kitchen appliances, high chair, end tables, coffee table, microwave stand, lamps, desks, books, games and toys, dolls, TV, videos and miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 1842 Cheryl Place, Friday & Saturday 8:30-?, Baby boys clothes 0-3 months & 3-6 months, baby swing, 31 items, girls clothes 4t-5t, boys clothes, snowblower, highchair, womens clothing, collectibles, lots of miscellaneous SIDNEY, 18912 St. Rt. 706 (1 1/2 miles east of Pasco). Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-4pm, HUGE BARN SALE! Lots of furniture, miscellaneous decor, craft supplies, antiques, infant thru adult clothes, small appliances, toys, doll collection, beds, New items added daily. SIDNEY, 200 Hall Avenue, Friday Only, 9am-4pm Girls clothes newborn-6T 25 cents, maternity clothes, crib, and toys.

SIDNEY 216 Lindsey Rd (1st house on the left) Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm. MULTI-FAMILY SALE!!! Lots of tools (Craftsman, MAC, SnapOn), 2 old 26" bikes, Hoover shampooer & attachments, shower stool, flower starts, baby miscellaneous, clothes (babyadult), 6 ' shelf clock, wine making equipment, huge collection of model car kits, dishes, Hot Wheels, cookbooks (50), nic-nac's, furniture, TV's, crossstitch floss, mini fridge, lots more!!! SIDNEY 219 Apollo. (around back) Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9-3. Name brand boys & juniors clothes, Ashley couch & love seat, area rug, saltwater fish tank, end tables, washer & dryer, jewelry, purses, tools, household items. Too much to list!

SIDNEY, 223 S Walnut. (Behind old PK Lumber) Saturday, Sunday, 9am-1pm, INSIDE SALE/ FLEA MARKET! Lots of NEW items! beer signs, bar lights, table top arcade game, new charcoal grill, planters, large selection hand tools, electrical and plumbing items, lots more! SIDNEY, 2536 North Main Street, Thursday, Friday 8:30am-2pm, Saturday 8am-12pm, Table saw, riding lawn mower, desk, wood kitchen table/ 4 chairs, washing machine, tools, yard signs, stepping stones, clothing for kidsadult, Many more items!

SIDNEY, 402 Oakleaf (off Fairview Drive), Saturday May 19th 8am-4pm, 2 FAMILY SALE. Queen size wood and leather bed with night stand, Amish oak curio cabinet, oak jewelry armoire, computer table with printer stand, office chair, large framed mirror, microwave, Longaberger baskets, lamps, closet organizers, lots of miscellaneous household items. SIDNEY, 4225 Patterson Halpin Road, Friday, May 18, 9am-5pm and Saturday, May 19, 9am-1pm. Electric range, refrigerator, range hood, good furniture: sofa and matching chair, sofa, kitchen table with 3 leaves and 6 chairs and other items priced to sell. Various small items and household goods, portable toilet and other items too numerous to list. SIDNEY, 612 Campbell Road, Friday, May 18th, 9am-5pm and Saturday, May 19th, 9am-Noon. Baby girl clothing up to 12 months, baby girl infant car seat and base(s), reversible car seat, baby girl bouncer seat, baby glider, Bumbo seat with tray, boy clothing up to 4T, 'Cars' toddler bed frame, toys, curio cabinet, Christmas/ Halloween decorations, MANY desktop and laptop computers, NEW flat screen monitors, scrapbook and candle-making supplies - never opened/ used and much more. NO EARLY SALES! SIDNEY, 620 Campbell Road, Saturday 8am-?, !!Moving Sale!! furniture, microwave, household items, juniors (0-5), petite (0-2), piano, exercise equipment, bicycle, everything must go!!!

SIDNEY 2651 W Millcreek Rd. Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-12. On-Off road dirt bike, 4-wheeler, camper frame, extension ladders, tools, gun case, lots and lots of miscellaneous.

SIDNEY 655 Greenacre St. (off Spruce). Saturday 9am-3pm. Furniture, home decor, NASCAR die cast, Boyds Bears, exercise equipment, books, Webkins, brand name clothes, kitchen items.

SIDNEY 2945 Bridlewood Drive. Friday only, May 18 8-4. Bathroom sink with marble countertop, career misses and plus size clothing, mens sport coats and casual wear, Christmas village, Corning Ware, household items, steel toed shoes, bar stools, quality miscellaneous items.

SIDNEY 750 Chestnut Ave. Friday May 18, 9:00am-4:00pm, Saturday, May 19, 9:00 am-1:00pm. Multi-Family Garage Sale. Coffee Table, Sewing Machine, DVDs, 12 Bottle Wine Chiller, Christmas, Dishes, Jewelry, Clothing, Lots of miscellaneous.

SIDNEY, 314 Belmont Street, Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25, 9am-5pm. Saturday, May 26, 9am-Noon. Lots of Longaberger baskets available!! Full size futon frame and mattress! Other household items, clothes, books, etc. SIDNEY, 330 East Ruth Street. Thursday May 17th, Friday May 18th 8am-5pm. Saturday May 19th, 8am-1pm. Perennial plants: Shasta Daisies, Pincushion flowers, Butterfly bushes, Dianthus, Salvia, Black-eyed Susans, Daylilies, Hostas, Buttercups, Astilbes, Cat Mint, Liatres, Mums, Iris, Coreopsis SIDNEY 3325 South Kuther Road, Friday, Saturday, 8am-3pm, like new gas drier, saw, tools, toys, clothing, and miscellaneous items! SIDNEY, 650 Green Briar (off West Parkwood In Eagle Glen), Saturday, 9am-4pm. Furniture, bakers rack, home decor, queen bed set, womens cleats size 11, mens shoes size 10, womens clothing 10-12, Jr girls, womens leather jackets, Mens clothing XL-2X, miscellaneous items.

SIDNEY, 760 East Parkwood, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-?, Ashley Sectional couch, toddler bed, Lots of clothes, kids shoes, entertainment stand, dvd's, tv, pictures, knick knacks, kitchen items, Kids bikes, & Lots more! SIDNEY, 783 Campbell Road, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-2pm, photography items, dresser, TV's, knickknacks, baby boy newborn-18months, purses, Dale Earnhart items, clothes, construction equipment, miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 800 Tawawa Drive (by Sidney pool). Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-noon. Multi Family! twin bed frame, tools, bathroom cabinet, books, sewing machine/ cabinet, kitchen items, blankets, Verizon phones, paintball gun, mask/ equipment, clothes- teen girls size 12, Plus womens, too much to list! SIDNEY 949 Fielding Rd. Friday and Saturday 8am-4pm. Scrap-booking, tools, ride on toys, bikes, lots of household items, collectibles, clothes in a variety of sizes, and lots more items to see.

SIDNEY, 818 N. Buckeye Ave. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm. clothes, shoes, knick knacks, kitchen items, holiday items, toys, games, books, little dog bed, and miscellaneous items SIDNEY, 835 McKinley & Grand Ave and neighbors. Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm. Hot Wheels collectibles, 500mm telephoto lens, men's leather & fur jackets, 6 person tent, old 3 drawer desk, childrens toys, snow board, snow shoes, crafts, vases, miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 8727 Wright Puthoff Road, Friday, 9am-3pm, Saturday, 11am-3pm. Lots of name brand boys clothes sizes newborn-10, name brand women clothes, baby toys, crib, high chair, car seats, swing, Longaberger baskets, twin and full size beds, dressers, exercise bike, dryer, lots of misc. Too much to list, come check it out! SIDNEY, 9058 WrightPuthoff Rd. (3 miles north of St Rt 47, corner of Mason & Wright-Puthoff Rd) Thursday and Friday 8:30-5, Saturday 8:30-1. MULTI-FAMILY! Lots of name brand kids and adult boys and girls all sizes clothes in great condition. Kids and adult bikes, car seats, gas grill, home decor, and lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 9342, 9344 Pasco Montra Road. (Just north of 47). Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8am-5pm. 5 Families, Many OSU items, Antiques, man stuff, Clothing boy-adult 2x, More toys than Toys R Us, tents, lamps, large dog cage, storage cabinet, bar stools, commercial mixer, tv, bedding, dishes, Home Interiors, antique TV, Nintendo NES System

TROY, 2582 Lefevre Road, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-4pm. Estate sale, whole household, garage and lawn equipment, (2) refrigerators, kitchen gas stove, Snapper tiller, John-Deere lawn tractor, (2) bedroom suites, dining room set, and much more, everything goes. TROY, 412, 432, 454, 455 Shaftsbury Road (Behind Main Street Market, formerly Marsh) Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-noon. Household and baby furniture, bathroom cabinet sink, dog cage, bikes, clothes all ages, loads nice miscellaneous.

WEST MILTON, 7425 Mishler Drive, 48 to Emeric Road (Traffic light) Left at stop sign onto Jay, Right on Mischler , Thursday Friday & Saturday May 17th,18th,19th, 7:30am-6pm, guns, ammo, sterling silver jewelry, rings, bracelets, necklaces, trinkets, priced to sell, fishing equipment, old lures, tools, cast iron pieces, advertisement pieces, Wyandotte metal trucks, other old toys, knives, swivel chairs, dresser, lawn ornaments, John boat motor, trailer, fish finder & accessories

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19TH CENTURY Vintage 2 story brick home for rent. Modernized interior and very well insulated. Truly unique setting overlooking horse pasture, beautiful winding creek and country fishing pond. $1500 per month 2 year lease. 1.5 Miles south of Wapak. Call for showing (419)738-7452 2 BEDROOM house, garage, new furnace, hot water tank, carpet. 333 4th Ave. $500 monthly plus deposit. No pets. (937)394-2687 SIDNEY, 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, full basement, fenced backyard. $750 monthly. Deposit plus 1st month. (937)489-1677 For appointment

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PULLETS. 10 weeks old, Healthy & vaccinated, $4 each, (937)492-7943 ROOSTERS Assorted. three months old. Free to good home. Call (937)492-7943

EARRINGS, .63 of a carat and 7/10 carat diamond earrings (selling together) $4500, replacement value $11,060. Call (937)541-1004. FREE HAULING! Refrigerators, freezers, batteries, washers, dryers, tanning beds, water heater, metal/ steel. JunkBGone. (937)538-6202 LOVESEAT, Blue $50.00 OBO (937)498-1020

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PERENNIAL PLANTS from my garden. See beautiful iris' in bloom. Take home many varieties of potted perennials. $1-$4. Stop by 10900 Scott Road, Friday & Saturday or call (937)497-9373.

2323-2 CAMPBELL Road, Sidney. 4050 square foot 2 offices $1000 monthly Call (937)606-1147

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

MINI DACHSHUND puppies, short haired. First shots. Reds and piebald. Adorable! Males, $200. Females, $225. (937)418-4353. MINIATURE DACHSHUND PUPPIES, lovable long coats, 2 red, 2 black and tan, 1 chocolate, 1 chocolate double dapple, AKC, written guarantee, 1st shot , wormed. $250-$350 (937)667-1777 MINIATURE DACHSHUNDS, papered, vet checked, 1st shots, parents on premises, 1 black/tan male, 1 chocolate male, 1 chocolate long haired female, $300. Will be ready 5/22, (937)441-7885. POODLE/ SHI-TZU puppies, shots & wormed. Ready May 26th. $50 deposit will hold until then. $200, (419)236-8749.

BUYING! Pre-1980’s Comic Books, Star Wars, GI Joe, Marvel, He-Man, Transformers and More. Call (937)638-3188.

1931 FORD model A, 2 door sedan, Good glass, top is good, good interior, runs good, Just needs painted, $6500, (937)658-1946

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PUBLIC NOTICE 5/16/2012 Issuance of Draft Air Pollution Title V Permit Airstream, Inc. 419 West Pike Street, Jackson Center, OH 45334 Shelby County FACILITY DESC.: Other Motor Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Equipment Manufacturing PERMIT #: P0108279 PERMIT TYPE: Renewal PERMIT DESC: Renewal of Title V for recreational vehicle manufacturing facility which contains five coating lines and three processes. The Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued the draft permit above. The permit and complete instructions for requesting inforor submitting mation comments may be obtained at: by entering the permit # or: Craig Osborne, Ohio EPA DAPC, Southwest District Office, 401 East Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402. Ph: (937)285-6357 May 18

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT The City of Sidney, Ohio will accept bids for a roof replacement project for The SIDNEY MUNICIPAL BUILDING, until 11:30 AM, local time, on 6 June 2012. Bids for the project will be publicly opened and read at that time. Specifications and drawings were prepared by RDA Group, Inc Roof /Building Envelope Consultants, Architects and Construction Observers, Attn: Mr. Jerry Brabant or Jonathan Schaaf 937.610.3440 and may be obtained from MRC Reprographics [937.428.7831 or] for the Cost of $25 per set plus the cost of shipping and handling. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 24 May 2012 at 1:00 PM, local time, at the Project site main entrance, 201 West Poplar Street, Sidney, OH. A site visit will follow the pre-bid meeting, weather permitting. By Order of Mark Cundiff, City Manager May 18 2285276


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This 4 room, 2 bedroom, 1 bath home with central and gas heat is priced right and just waiting on you!! I nstead of paying rent, own your own home! Call Kay Billing 394-7512.

BOSTON TERRIER, (fullblooded) mixed with full blooded Jack Russell puppies. Asking $50 each. (937)214-4318 KITTENS, need good inside homes, approximately 4 months, (1) all black male, (1) female with unusual color pattern. Call Norma for details (937)676-3455 or (937) 417-5272

SHIH TZU Poodle mix, 1 year old female, spayed, Free to good home, 3 adult cats, females, spayed, 2 kittens 9 months old Not spayed, Free to good homes, (937)498-0021

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Kay Billing 394-7512 1997 FORD COACHMAN CATALINA RV New Price, 460 gas engine, slide-out, 34 feet, dual air, generator, 26K original miles, newer tires. (937)773-9526

DRYER Roper by Westinghouse. Electric. 3 years old. $75. (937)332-9020

2003 BUICK LESABRE CUSTOM Very well maintained, excellent condition runs and drives great, $4995 Please call: (937)726-5605

2010 KAWASAKI NINJA 250R SPECIAL EDITION New condition, only 1700 mi. New Yoshimura exhaust, great gas mile, purchased at Rehmert's. A great graduation gift! $3000 OBO. (937)489-3560

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POND PLANTS, Potted Lillies & bog plants. Free goldfish and umbrella palm w/purchase. (937)676-3455 or (937)417-5272 Laura, OH

WHERE 2001 FORD XLS V6 EXPLORER automatic, Carfax, 4 door, AC, power steering, brakes, windows, locks, tilt, cruise, garaged, no rust, AM/FM, $5,500 OBO (248)694-1242

2006 BUICK LACROSSE New tires and battery, runs great, 91,000 miles. $7800 or best offer (937)773-3564 or (937)418-0641

















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Not all buyers will qualify for Ford Credit financing. 60 months at $16.67 per month per $1,000 financed with $0 down. Cash back includes $1,000 Bonus Cash or Ford Credit Bonus Cash and $750 Trade Assist Bonus Cash. F-150 cash back includes $1,000 XLT Bonus Cash and $750 Trade Assist Bonus Cash. Not available on hybrids. Ford Credit Bonus Cash requires Ford Credit Financing. Trade-In Assistance Bonus Cash requires trade-in of 1995 or newer FLM or competitive vehicle, or terminate lease 30 days prior to or 90 days after new retail delivery. Take new retail delivery from dealer stock by 5/31/12. See dealer for qualifications and complete details. 2Fusion: EPA-estimated 23 city/33 hwy/26 combined mpg, I-4 Automatic FWD. 3Escape: EPA-estimated 23 city/28 hwy/25 combined mpg, I-4 manual, FWD, 17.5-gallon tank. 4Edge: EPA-estimated 30 hwy mpg, EcoBoost FWD, 18.0 gallon tank. 5F-150: EPA-estimated 17 city/23 hwy/ 19 combined mpg, 3.7L V6 4x2. 6EPA-estimated 17 city/23 hwy/19 combined mpg, 3.7L V6 4x2. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR, Non-Hybrid. 7When properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR.


Paul Sherry’s 1 DAY Knockdown SALE! ONLY!

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Paul Sherry’s Big Knock Down Sale is Back for 1 DAY ONLY!! Area auto buyers will save thousands on Cars, trucks, SUVs, Vans and RVs. Some will drive away with a $99* car. On Saturday, May 19th, Paul Sherry Chrysler will knock down prices on every used vehicle with some vehicles being knocked down to $99! Hundreds of people are expected to attend the large vehicle sale going on at Paul Sherry Chrysler this weekend. Over three million dollars in inventory will be available. The dealership has set low prices starting at $99* and payments as low as ninety nine dollars a month* in an attempt to clear the lot. Over 150 new and used vehicles are on the lot, and Sherry Chrysler is attempting to sell them all.

There will be an enormous selection of vehicles on hand including the $99* cars. At approximately 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19th, The Big Sale Begins! Channel 7 will be broadcasting live from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and during that time we will knock down prices on approximately 28 vehiIn order to accomplish their task, the dealership cles then at 10:30 a.m., The Sale Continues! has lined up extra staff to handle the anticipated We will then begin knocking down prices on abundance of people. They have also arranged for the remainder of Paul Sherry’s 3 million dollar more financing experts in order to get as many inventory. Whoever is sitting behind the wheel people as possible approved and into one of their of the vehicle when the price is knocked down automobiles or RVs. The experts are also available will be given the first opportunity to purchase to assist with financing, so people can get low rates the vehicle at that price. and lower payments.

THIS WILL BE A 1 DAY EVENT! SATURDAY, MAY 19TH ~ 8:00 A.M. *Vehicles example: STK#26375A ‘03 Dodge Stratus. Based on $0 down and $99 a month @ 7.99% for 66 months, plus tax, title and license fee. With approved credit.

OPEN SUNDAY 12-5 P.M. 8645 N. Co. Rd. 25A PIQUA, OHIO (I-75 to Exit 83) Credit Problems? Call Mike Reynolds 1-877-594-2482 2281090



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