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Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart has called for an internal affairs investigation into the manner in which two of his officers handled a traffic stop in Port Jefferearly son Thursday morning that Hodges involved an Anna policeman, and Anna Police Chief Scott Evans isn’t happy with the situation. On Thursday Lenhart and

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 5A today: • Gary Browning • Susan E. Bensman • Craig P. Ebersbach

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THE OLD bell is taken out of the roof of the now empty Central School building Wednesday. The bell was originally in a school that was torn down to make way for the current structure. Central School will be auctioned off June 2.

Seniors begin The bell tolls march to future no longer Auction set for June 2 BY TOM BARNETT The Central Elementary School building and its contents at 102 N. Miami Ave. will be sold to the highest bidders at a June 2 auction that begins at 9 a.m. The auction will be conducted by Tom Roll of Realty 2000 Group, and items will be sold in as is condition with no warranties. Going on the auction block will be the main three-story building of the 25,000 square foot former school property and a newer two-story portion partly below ground that contains a gymnasium. Desks, computers, school supplies, and kitchen and athletic equipment will also be sold by the Sidney City School Board of Education, which

owns the building. School superintendent John Scheu said Thursday morning the school board has had a halfdozen or more inquiries expressing interest in the building, but should the auction produce no successful bidders, the board of education would probably put the property up for private sale. Scheu said the now-vacant building is known to contain asbestos, which would have to be addressed by the new owner if the property were to be used again as a school or public service building. Workers removed the large bronze bell from atop the old school building Wednesday. Scheu said it will soon spend the rest of its days in a prominent place somewhere between Sidney High School and school board offices on Fourth Avenue.

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TROY — Three hundred Upper Valley Career Center seniors made the march together into Hobart Arena, for the 37th annual Convocation on Thursday at 7 p.m. The seniors, representing 14 associate schools and several open-enrollment schools and from 30 different career technical programs, each received a Certificate of Career Technical Achievement with Honors, a Certificate of Career Technical Achievement, a Career Technical Certificate, or a Record of Participation. Jason Haak, executive director, greeted the graduates and welcomed guests. Jessica

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Rayl, Student Senate president and Interactive Media major from Fairlawn High School, led the Pledge of Allegiance. She also addressed her classmates expressing her congratulations, reminiscence of their shared experience, and plans for the future. Ty Lotz, Upper Valley Career Center Board of Education president from Shelby County Educational Service Center, offered the graduates his congratulations and presented three Awards of Appreciation in recognition of their contribution of time and resources to improve the educaSee SENIORS/Page 13A

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Evans viewed a video and listened to audio relating to the stop. Lenhart said that Deputy Brian Dotson stopped Anna Patrolman Jeff Hodges about 1:30 a.m. near a restaurant in that area. “Hodges made a U-turn,” Lenhart said. He said Dotson recognized Hodges as a patrolman and noted “a smell of alcohol.” Lenhart said Dotson then called for a supervisor and Sgt. Scott Atwood went to the scene. The two sheriff ’s officers reportedly talked and did some testing for alcohol, but Hodges refused one of the tests. See INTERNAL/Page 4A

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MUNICIPAL COURT These people recently paid fines and costs totaling $135 (unless noted) in Sidney Municipal Court for various violations as follows: Dillon D. Hounshell, 19, 1088 S. Kuther Road, underage consumption of alcohol, $161. Brittanie L. Evans, 22, 357 Riverside Drive, open container, $186. Amanda M. Smith, 29, 6683 Main St., Pemberton, child restrain system, $140; seatbelt, $30. Misty Mosley, 39, 618 E. Parkwood St., traffic light, $136. Jessica R. Rohr, 21, 232 N. Cleveland St., Minster, speeding. Dustin C. Fortman, 23, 4772 Cardo Road, Fort Loramie, speeding; $130 following too closely. David T. Bowie, 23, 1027 Buckeye Ave., speeding. Joseph M. Gordon, 20, Wright-Puthoff 7910 Road, seatbelt, $116. Richard J. Paulus, 29, 760 Country Side Lane, Apt. 3, seatbelt, $106. Laura J. Moses, 28, 4662 Hardin-Wapakoneta Road, speeding. Aaron D. Stangel, 30, 363 Lindsey Road, seatbelt, $116. Rachel C. Strohmenger, 26, 519 Culvert St., following too closely, $136. Elizabeth M. Taylor, 25, 10385 California Drive, child restraint system, $146. Danielle Crowe, 29, 619 Mohican Court, child restraint system, $146. Charles C. Tucker, 53, 717 Taft St., stop sign, $136. Ethyl M. Beam, 60, 2601 W. Millcreek Road, reasonable control, $136. Theresa J. Snider, 34, Franklin Ave., 311 speeding. Tony Strunk, 46, 13570 Fey Road, Anna, improper backing. Brittany L. Roesser, 23, 140 Meadow Lane Drive, right of way, $136. Joshua D. Browning, 19, 732 Chestnut Ave., stop sign, $136. Ryan A. Whittaker, 26, 328 Washington St., Versailles, seatbelt, $116. Alanna Marie Maier, 18, 605 S. Main Ave., speeding. David l. Scholl, 57, 9750 Pasco-Montra Road, speeding. Rebekah L. Davis, 38, 3770 Lindsey Road, stop

sign, $136. Lloyd G. Swank, 88, 108 W. Edgewood St., stop sign, $136. Cynthia S. Mitro, 53, 17451 State Route 47E, speeding. Tammy L. Coverstone, 31, 359 W. Parkwood St., traffic control device, $136. Susan K. Bernhold, 58, 12500 Maple Grove Road, Minster, speeding. Elizabeth A. Monnin, 21, 9204 State Route 705, speeding. Phyllis G. Baltes, 64, 3648 State Route 66, Houston, speeding. Amber L. Maka, 30, 805 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. H, improper backing, $136. Connie L. Courter, 68, 6233 Hardin-Wapakoneta Road, stop sign, $136. Andrew Huff, 63, 803 Clinton Ave., improper backing, $136. Civil cases Portfolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, v. William W. Comer, 440 S. Miami Ave., $896.14. Asset Acceptance LLC, Warren, Mich., v. Kimberly Partin, 221 E. North St., $2,835.30. Capital One Bank (USA), Columbus, v. Kazia R. Wooley, 10832 Court, Mohawk $1,953.89. Calvalry SPV LLC, Columbus, v. Candy Thomas, 742 Broadway Ave., $3,296.37. Dismissals Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Don and Megan Patten, 3225 Leatherwood Creek Road. All matters in controversy have been resolved. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Scott Berttsch, 504 Second St., Anna. Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff ’s costs. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Gina and William Freistuhler, 10950 Comanche Drive. Dismissed without prejudice at plaintiff ’s costs. Cach, LLC, Louisville, Ky., v. Denise Welch, 2752 N. State Route 29. Dismissed due to lack of prosecution. Wells Brothers Inc., Anna, v. Lawrence and Joann Grisez, 4275 State Route 47, Fort Loramie. Judgment has been satisfied. Chase Bank USA, San Antonio, Texas, v. Donald L. Meyer, 3052 State Route 66, Houston. Judgment and costs have been paid.


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Bashing the donkey Michael Bishop, 6, of Sidney, takes a whack at a Michael is the son of Marcy Looney and Marc pinata during the end-of-the-year kindergarten Bishop. Bubble Bash Party at Emerson School Thursday. VILLAGE

BOE hires new counselor RUSSIA — The Russia Local School Board of Education approved some appropriation modifications, along with its regular business at the May 16 meeting. A motion was approved for the following appropriation modifications fund increases due to changes in estimated revenue: Athletics, $5,000; OPAPP Elementary, $13,090.91; and Ed. Jobs, $3,558.95. A motion was approved for the following appropriation modification fund increases certified to the Shelby County auditor: Support Service Transportation, $25,000; General Enterprise, $3,000; OSFC-LFI, $345.36; and Principal’s



Fund, $3,558.95. The board voted to hire Kaye Wint as a substitute teacher at a rate of $80 per day for the 2011-12 school year on an as-needed basis. The board also was informed of the employment of Hollie Ahrens as the new elementary counselor two days a week through the Shelby County Educational Service Center, replacing Connie Brunswick, who resigned. The resignation of classified librarian Lori Grogean also was accepted. The board also approved the following: • a motion to set the Hourly Rate for Summer Reading Intervention at $18.33 per hour on an as-needed basis;

• a motion to authorize membership in the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2012-13 school year; • a motion to enter into a contract with the Shelby County ESC for support services; and • the list of 2012 graduates pending successful completion of all requirements. Donations were accepted from the Dr. Chen Family ($1,000) for scholarship purposes and from US Bank ($417) to be used for school magnets. The June board meeting has been rescheduled to June 13 starting at 8 p.m. in the conference room due to conwith board flicts members’ family vacations.


Osgood The monthly Community Recycling drive will be held June 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. Items taken include paper, magazines, catalogues and cardboard. A healing Mass for St. Louis and St. Nicholas parishes will be held June 2 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church There will be a breakfast immediately afterward. Signup sheets are placed at entrances of each church. A Memorial Day Mass will be celebrated at St. Nicholas Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Monday. There will be a memorial service at St. Martin Cemetery afterwards. The Osgood American Legion will have a dance June 2 with the Stevely Brass Band providing music. The event will be from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

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Fire, rescue THURSDAY -7:54 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to the 400 block of Enterprise Drive on a medical call. WEDNESDAY -6:37 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue responded to a medical call on the 80 block of Versailles Road. -5:31 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to a medical call on the 400 block of Risha Avenue.


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ODA to issue exterior state quarantine to protect trees REYNOLDSBURG — In an effort to protect the walnut trees of Ohio, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is proposing an exterior state quarantine regulating the transportation of walnut products from areas of 12 other states to prevent the introduction of thousand cankers disease (TCD) to Ohio’s walnut trees. TCD primarily affects black walnut trees, as well as other species of walnut, and is caused by a fungus transported by the walnut twig beetle. The walnut twig beetle spreads the fungus when it bores into the branches and trunk tissue of walnut trees, which are killed by repeated infections by the fungus. TCD was first found in Colorado in 2003 and has since been detected in 11 other states. These include parts of Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, OrePennsylvania, gon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Washington. Walnut materials originating from infested counties within these states will be regulated under the exterior state quarantine. The quarantine would restrict walnut materi-

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INTERNAL The deputies then issued Hodges a citation for making a U-turn, but “not for OVI (operating a vehicle while intoxicated),” Lenhart said. Lenhart said he learned of the situation when he reported to work in the morning. He said Evans was then contacted and asked to report to the office to review the tape with Lenhart. “It appears our officers didn’t do what they were supposed to,” Lenhart said. Lt. Det. James Frye and Sgt. Tim Bender will conduct the internal investigation. Lenhart explained that normally during a traffic stop officers should run the registration of the vehicle and “if they detect … alcohol or something else” they should have the driver get out of the car and conduct an interview and do other testing, including an eye test, and obtain a blood alcohol level. Evans said Thursday afternoon that “the sheriff ’s office down there put me in a (expletive) of a situation. I don’t think that citation’s valid.” Evans said that a U-turn can be made if the view of the person is unobstructed. Evans said sheriff ’s deputies “pulled him out of the car” and asked him to do a portable breathalyzer test. Evans said Hodges “didn’t refuse the actual breath test … he was never asked to take it. It’s real unusual. The whole situation’s unusual.” Evans said deputies asked Hodges how many drinks he had. “You had a seasoned sergeant out there that’s handled numerous DUIs. Is this the first time these guys (deputies) have done this? If they say he’s intoxicated, I say, ‘Prove it.’” Evans said that while the sheriff ’s office has asked what he plans to

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do about Hodges, he believes the problem is not with his officer. “There’s nothing I can do. When they called me, they said, ‘We know he was drunk.’” Evans did acknowledge that Hodges was arrested for DUI approximately 10 years ago. The Anna chief alleges the tape of the trafstop contains fic conversation in which the deputies are overheard discussing “professional courtesy” and not wanting Hodges to “ruin his career.” Evans questioned why Hodges wasn’t arrested if the officers felt he was intoxicated. “I don’t know why they handled it” the way they did, Evans said. For his part, Lenhart said an investigation will be conducted into what took place and he will take appropriate action. “I think the message is pretty simple. The sheriff ’s office takes these things very seriously. We want to be fair; we can’t bend the law to suit ourselves.” Lenhart said he hopes to have more information on the investigation available next week. “If we stub our toe, you’ll be the first to know. Sometimes we make mistakes. But if we made a mistake, I’m going to straighten it out,” Lenhart said. “The general public wants us to do our job. They want a blindfold put on the scales of justice.” Hodges has been charged with a misdemeanor traffic violation at this point and is scheduled to appear in Port Jefferson Mayor’s Court. Evans said the sheriff’s office is to notify him if any additional charges are filed. Both Lenhart and Evans are running for sheriff in the November election, Lenhart as a Republican and Evans as a Democrat.

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ARLINGTON, Wash. — Susan E. Bensman, 58, of Arlington, Wash., died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in her home, with her family by her side. She was born on Sept. 29, 1953, in Fort Loramie. She was raised there on her family farm. She is now reunited in heaven with her parents, Werner and Euleta Bensman, of Shelby County. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Robert F. Cleppe; three stepchildren, Jeff (Rose) Cleppe, Jennifer Cleppe and Jeanette (Doug) Lowe; and six grandchildren who will miss their Grams so much. She is also survived by her seven siblings, Gary (Emmy) Bensman, Denny (Jane) Bensman, Kathie (Howard) Holiday, Gregg (Sue) Bensman, Dan Bensman, Debby Colfer and Brenda (Eric) Locker. Susan was a graduate of Evergreen University in Olympia, Wash. and worked in the land surveying field. Susie has been an inspiration to all who knew her, with her strength, determination and courage as she fought a long, tough battle with pancreatic cancer for four and a half

years. She had a long love of traveling, enjoying so many wonderful trips with her husband, most recently traveling with dear friends to their favorite Hawaii destination. She loved the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, bird watching and gardening. Susie adored her husband, family and friends. Susie has always been special and touched so many. She truly knew how to embrace life and enjoy all God’s gifts. In her face, we would still see childlike wonder. Most of us lost that during life’s journey. We were all blessed to be a part of her life. No one who knew her will ever forget her. Our memories of Susie will be with us always. A memorial gathering in celebration of Susan’s life will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Gleneagle Country Club, 7619 E. Country Club Drive, Arlington, Wash. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Susan’s name to the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave., Arlington, WA 98223. Memorial information may be obtained by calling Jennifer Cleppe (775) 2305902.

Craig P. Ebersbach KETTERING — Craig P. Ebersbach, 57, of Kettering, passed away unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, May 23, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Ann Sigler and father, Phillip Lowell Ebersbach, both of Columbus. Craig is survived by his loving wife, Susi Johns Ebersbach; children, Benjamin Phillip Matthew Ebersbach, William Ebersbach, Richard Lowell Ebersbach, Hayley (Ryan) Santana, Craig Phillip Ebersbach, and Phillip (Heather) Ebersbach; grandchildren, Aiden and Anna Belle Santana; father and mother-

in-law, Bill and Coila Johns; sister, Lynn (Mike) Neff; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home South Chapel. The service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Houston Cemetery. Donations may be made in Craig’s memory to Volunteers of America, 1776 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203. To send a special message, please visit w w w. N e w c o m e r D a

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Julie Weber, director of the Missouri Poison Control Center in St. Louis. Paul Fox, a spokesman Cincinnati-based for Procter & Gamble, the parent company of Tide, says all cleaning products need to be handled carefully. He said Tide was working with poison control centers and advocacy groups to make sure parents know more about the risks. “The packs themselves are safe, regardless of who manufactures them, provided that they are used for their intended purpose,” Fox said. “The becomes when risk they’re left like any other household product within reach of small, inquisitive hands.” While the detergent packets are a threat, poison control centers receive far more reports about other substances annually. In 2010, they fielded thousands of calls about potential poisoning to children under 5 from ibuprofen, diaper rash cream and other household substances. However, doctors are alarmed about the packets because they appear to be more dangerous than just swallowing liquid or powder detergent. Dr. Michael Buehler of the Carolinas Poison Center said there were several possible reasons why, including that the packets carry a full cup’s worth of detergent in bite-size form or the detergent in the packet might activate more quickly or differently. “The children get sicker, more severe, and they do this quicker than what we’ve seen with standard liquid laundry exposure,” Buehler said. In suburban Philadelphia, a 17-month-old boy was home with his mother when she “turned her back for the proverbial second,” said Dr. Fred Henretig of the Poison Control Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The boy climbed up on a dresser and popped a detergent package in his mouth, Henretig said.

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Brian Marlow, (right) HVAC sales manager with Lochard Inc., Sidney, and Tony Zimmerman, (left) of Zimmerman Directional Boring and Excavating Inc., New Carlisle, give instruction to Upper Valley Career Center HVAC student Justin Milhouse, of Covington, as he takes control of boring equipment Wednesday morning on campus in Piqua. The equipment was being used in the installation of a geothermal system which will be used for instruction thanks to the generosity of the two companies. Lochard Inc. donated a 2-ton water furnace geothermal heat pump system along with circulation pumps, materials, and labor. Zimmerman Directional Boring and Excavating Inc. donated the labor and use of equipment required for installation of the system. Upper Valley Career Center will be the only high school in the state with a fully functional geothermal closed loop system dedicated to student enrichment.

LOGAN (AP) — Jury selection has begun for the trial of a southeast Ohio man charged in the slaying of his estranged wife, who was found strangled in a septic tank last year. The Logan Daily News reports that more than 350 potential jurors were called to the Hocking County courthouse Thursday morning. They were given questionnaires about their backgrounds, the death penalty, and pre-trial publicity about the case of 27-year-old William Inman II. Questioning of jurors in court will begin Tuesday. Inman and his parents have pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the death of his 25year-old wife, Summer. Authorities say she was abducted, strangled and dumped in an underground septic tank behind a church in nearby Athens County. Trials for Inman’s parents are scheduled later this year.


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Money returned CANTON (AP) — Ohio treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel has returned $105,000 in campaign donations that are under federal investigation. Mandel’s campaign sent a letter this week to the Suarez Corporation Industries near Canton saying the money was returned to 21 employees of the direct-marketing firm. The letter says the money was returned out of an abundance of caution and called it an appropriate move until the investigation is complete. investigators FBI have questioned Suarez Corp. employees about combined donations totaling $100,000 each to Mandel and freshman U.S. Rep. James Renacci (reh-NAY’-see). Suarez Corp. president Benjamin Suarez tells The Canton Repository the firm gave investigators financial records and W-2 statements that would prove the employees could afford to make the political contributions. He says the investigation has disrupted company operations.

Zoo opens new exhibit CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati zoo is opening a new outdoor exhibit featuring seven giant tortoises native to the Galapagos Islands. The 4-year-old tortoises are part of the Cincinnati zoo’s first walk-through reptile display opening Thursday. Zoo officials say visitors can gently touch the endangered tortoises during a daily 45-minute period. The zoo has housed the tortoises, born in a Texas zoo, since celebrating the 200th anniversary in 2009 of explorer Charles Darwin’s birth. Giant Galapagos tortoises can live to be more than 150 years old and can sometimes weigh more than 600 pounds.

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T.J. LANE, 17, appears in Juvenile Court in Chardon on Thursday. Lane is charged in the Feb. 27 Chardon High School rampage that left three students dead and two students seriously wounded. Geauga County Prosecutor David Joyce argued in court Thursday that Lane should face trial as an adult.

Teen to be tried as adult CHARDON (AP) — A 17-year-old will be tried as an adult in the school shooting deaths of three students, a juvenile court judge ruled Thursday after hearing a sheriff’s deputy describe how the teen wore a T-shirt with the word “Killer” and admitted shooting people. T.J. Lane admitted firing at students sitting at a cafeteria table at Chardon High School east of Cleveland on Feb. 27, killing three and seriously wounding two, authorities say. Lane, with his grandparents and the relatives of victims sitting apart in court, swallowed hard and blinked as Geauga County Juvenile Court Judge Timothy Grendell announced that he should be tried as an adult. Lane could face life in prison if he’s convicted. Minors are not eligible for the death penalty in Ohio. Had his case been routed to juvenile court, the maximum possible penalty would have kept him jailed until he turned 21. The judge said he found probable evidence in all six charges against Lane, including aggravated murder counts. He rejected a defense request to release Lane on a $500,000 bond and said Lane would pose a risk to flee and a safety risk to the community. The ruling capped a morning hearing that offered new details about the attack but left unanswered the question of motive. The judge, over the objections of The Associated

Press and other media outlets, cleared the courtroom of everyone but Lane and attorneys while a surveillance video of the shooting scene was played. The tape could jeopardize Lane’s chance to get a fair trial, the judge ruled. Attorneys in the case are under a gag order and the judge extended it to prohibit any discussion of the video. Geauga County Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Bilicic, who hurriedly dressed when called to duty for the shooting, testified that he helped arrest Lane, who was wearing a T-shirt with the word “Killer,” about a mile from the school and questioned him closely. Asked by defense attorney Mark DeVan if Lane had admitted, “I shot people,” the deputy answered yes. The deputy said that Lane was asked about a motive and responded, “I don’t know.” Asked by the deputy how many people he had shot, Lane responded, “I have no idea,” Bilicic said. The deputy also acknowledged that Lane indicated he hadn’t been using drugs, wasn’t suicidal or depressed and hadn’t been bullied. Asked if he had hit anyone in the head, Lane told the deputy, “I don’t know.” The defense line of questioning apparently was meant to underscore a psychiatrist’s findings that Lane sometimes loses touch with reality and suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies.

COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio hospital reached a proposed lawsuit settlement of about $1 million with women who said they were emotionally distressed to learn a former employee had stuffed their miscarried or stillborn fetuses into jars for years — citing her religious beliefs — and kept them in hospital storage, instead of medically disposing of them. Firelands Community Hospital, now known as Firelands Regional Medical Center, reached the agreement after years of litigation with 180 women who filed a classaction lawsuit complaining about how the Sandusky hospital disposed of the fetuses. “We’re very happy that we were able to bring this relief to the families,” said John Murray, an attorney representing the women. “It’s been a long haul.” Court records show that Patricia Lukas, a his-

tologist technician working in the hospital’s morgue, placed 88 fetuses into the same three containers for different time periods between 1988 and 1996. Hospital policy at the time called for the tissue of miscarried or stillborn fetuses to be incinerated or placed in a tissue grinder. A 2006 judge’s ruling dismissing claims against the hospital said Lukas’ religious beliefs held “that fetal tissue should not be placed in the grinder.” Lukas was fired in 1996 when the hospital discovered the practice. The hospital then disposed of the fetuses according to its policy. Lukas was dismissed from the lawsuit several months ago and had no comment, her attorney, Jeanne Mullin, said by email Thursday. The class-action lawsuit was filed in 1997, shortly after the women and their families learned about the technician’s

practices from media reports. The lawsuit originally contended the hospital and the technician violated Ohio statutes and common law regarding the handling of bodies and fetuses. Ultimately, it focused on the hospital’s alleged infliction of emotional stress on the women. “After a long mediation both sides process, reached this amicable settlement,” said Firelands spokeswoman Leslie Mesenburg. “We are pleased that both sides can put this this case behind them and move forward.” No criminal charges were filed, Mesenburg said. The hospital updated its policies for disposing of fetal tissue after Lukas’ actions were uncovered, and again in 2008 after the state enacted a law providing for death certificates and burial permits for fetuses that die before 20 weeks.

New drilling rules OK’d COLUMBUS (AP) — Rules regulating oil and gas well construction, water handling, and chemical disclosure have cleared the Ohio House in another step toward reaching Gov. John Kasich’s desk. The House voted 7319 Thursday to approve the new regulations gov-

erning hydraulic fracturing in the Utica and Marcellus shale formations running under sections of the state. They are part of a wide-ranging energy bill that also addresses Ohio’s clean energy standard and makes dozens of other changes. The Ohio Senate was

prepared to concur on House changes later Thursday in the last legislative hurdle for the bill. Their approval sends the bill to Kasich, who is expected to sign it. Environmentalists oppose a House change that limits who can sue energy companies for chemical trade secrets.

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Auditions begin for No. 2 spot WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search has entered a new phase: auditions. As his campaign evaluates potential running mates, Republicans with a possible shot at the No. 2 spot are starting to engage in unofficial public tryouts for the traditional vice presidential role of attack dog. Such possible contenders as Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have had scorching words for President Barack Obama. Not that any of those who may have landed on Romney’s list are talking about becoming vice president. Nor are they acknowledging that they’re trying out for the role or saying they’ve been asked to do so.

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Brotherhood claims lead in Egypt CAIRO (AP) — The Muslim Brotherhood quickly staked a claim Thursday for its candidate to advance to a runoff vote, saying its exit polls showed him leading in Egypt’s landmark presidential election to succeed ousted leader Hosni Mubarak. As vote-counting began, exit polls by several Arab television stations also suggested the Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi was ahead of the pack of 13 candidates. The reliability of the various exit surveys was not known, and a few hours after the end of two days of voting, only a tiny percentage of the ballots had been counted. But the swiftness of the Brotherhood’s claim showed its eagerness to plant its flag and establish in the public eye that Morsi had at least won entry into a second round vote. There are five prominent

candidates, but none is expected to win outright in the first round. A run-off between the two leading contenders would be held June 16-17. The first truly competitive presidential election in Egypt’s history turned into a heated battle between Islamist candidates and secular figures rooted in Mubarak’s old regime. The most polarizing figures in the race were Morsi and former air force commander and former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq, a veteran of Mubarak’s rule. The Brotherhood is hoping for a presidential victory to seal its political domination of Egypt, which would be a dramatic turnaround from the decades it was repressed under Mubarak. It already holds nearly half of parliament after victories in elections late last year. The group has promised a “renais-

sance” of Egypt, not only reforming Mubarak-era corruption and reviving decrepit infrastructure, but also bringing a greater degree of rule by Islamic law. That prospect has alarmed more moderate Muslims, secular Egyptians and the Christian minority, who all fear restrictions on civil rights and worry that the Brotherhood shows similar domineering tendencies as Mubarak. “I think we are on the verge of a new era. We trusted God, we trusted in the people, we trusted in our party,” prominent Brotherhood figure Essam el-Erian said at a news conference at which the group claimed its lead. Morsi’s campaign spokesman, Murad Mohammed Ali, cited exit polls conducted by Brotherhood campaign workers nationwide, though he declined to give percentages for Morsi’s lead.

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Woman finds her bicycle WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — The little girl thought she had lost her new bike forever when she tumbled off a rickety bridge over a muddy stream in Wellfleet, Mass., 42 years ago. But the bike has been found — by the now-grown woman’s own wife. Lisa Brown tells the Cape Cod Times she was 11 when she lost control while riding over the Herring River in 1970 and fell in. She came up “smelling like a snapping turtle” but could not locate her bike in the muddy depths. Brown’s wife, Deirdre Olinger, was walking along the stream this spring when she spotted a rusted bike tangled in the undergrowth about a quarter mile from the bridge.

Cows drink guests’ beer BOXFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police say a roving group of cows crashed a small gathering in a Massachusetts town and bullied the guests for their beer. Boxford police Lt. James Riter says he was responding to a call for loose cows on Sunday and spotted them in a front yard. Riter says the herd high-tailed it for the backyard and then he heard screaming. He says when he ran back there he saw the cows had chased off some young adults and were drinking their beers. Riter says the cows had knocked the beer cans over on a table and were lapping up what spilled.


Rover takes own picture LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even robots like to have fun. NASA’s rover on Mars showed off its playful side by snapping a picture of its own shadow. It’s the latest self-portrait since the rover, named Opportunity, landed on the red planet in 2004. The photo was taken in March and NASA released it this week. The solar-powered, six-wheel rover was at an outcrop on the rim of a massive crater. The late afternoon sun set the crater aglow and Opportunity waited for just the right lighting to send a postcard back to Earth. The result was a dramatic view of Opportunity casting a shadow with the crater in the background.

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DAN WOLLICK brings in his mail on the front porch of his home in Maple Shade, N.J., Thursday. Wollick said his upstairs neighbor, Pedro Hernandez, lives with his wife and teenage daughter. Hernandez, who was picked up late Wednesday in Camden, N.J., in connection with the disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, has implicated himself in the boy's death, police said Thursday.

Man confesses to choking boy NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man who confessed to choking a 6-year-old New York City boy to death in 1979 was arrested on a murder charge on Thursday, police said, the first arrest in a case that helped give rise to the nation’s missing-children movement. Pedro Hernandez, 51, of Maple Shade, N.J., was charged with the slaying of Etan Patz, who vanished on his way to school in his lower Manhattan neighborhood, police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. Hernandez, who had worked at a convenience store near Etan’s home, confessed after hours of police questioning, Kelly said. Kelly said Hernandez told police he lured the boy to the convenience store with the promise of a soda, then took him into the basement and choked him. “He was remorseful, and I think the detectives thought that it was a feeling of relief on his part,” Kelly said. “We believe that this is the individual responsible for the crime.” Detectives are typically barraged with hoaxes, false leads and possible sightings around the anniversary of Etan’s disappearance, which became National Missing Children’s Day

by presidential proclamation in 1983. The focus on Hernandez came after other leads arose and stalled, at one point taking investigators as far as Israel tracking reported sightings of the boy. For most of the past decade, the investigation focused on Jose Ramos, a convicted child molester now in prison in Pennsylvania. He had been dating Etan’s baby sitter. In 2000, authorities dug up Ramos’ former basement in lower Manhattan, but nothing turned up. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced in 2010 that his office was renewing the investigation into the case. A few weeks ago, investigators excavated another basement, down the street from the Patz apartment. The search found no human remains. Investigators questioned a 75-year-old handyman who had a workspace in the cellar in 1979. But he was not named as a suspect and denied any involvement in the boy’s disappearance. Hernandez, who moved to New Jersey shortly after the boy vanished, was picked up there late Wednesday and was questioned Thursday at the Manhattan district attorney’s office.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa magic that launched Barack Obama to the presidency four years ago has all but faded. Soured by the direction of the nation and its economy, Iowa has drifted away from Obama since his 2008 caucus victory over Hillary Rodham Clinton made him the Democratic front-runner. And while he carried the state in the general election by a comfortable margin that year, polls this year have shown voters narrowly preferring Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who plans to wage his own major effort in Iowa. Today, the Democrat who emerged Cinderella-like with a hope-filled message four years ago is sharply attacking Romney’s economic credentials and his ability to grasp voters’ everyday concerns. Obama’s visit Thursday to blue-collar Newton, Iowa, and his Des Moines campaign rally near where Romney once declared that corporations are people, underscored the president’s own vulnerability with working-class voters and his effort to identify with the middle class. In Newton, once the prosperous headquarters of Maytag appliances, Obama visited a wind-turbine plant to push his alternative energy agenda and delivered a message that could as well have applied to all of Iowa. “Yeah, we’re facing tough times, but we’re getting through them, we’re getting though them together,” he said. While offering only six of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, how Iowa voters ultimately judge Obama is expected to be an important factor in the race.

Tornadoes swirl during wedding KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the plains of central Kansas, tornadoes are so unremarkable that guests barely flinched as a barrel-racing bride wed her bull-riding groom with a twister dropping from the sky just miles away. But for people living outside Tornado Alley, Caleb and Candra Pence’s wedding last Saturday is generating the kind of buzz usually reserved for celebrity nuptials. The video of the service has gone viral, garnering more than 20,000 views on YouTube and a flurry of media coverage. “It is amazing how fast it has taken off,” said the groom’s uncle, Lee Pence, who shot the video. After Saturday’s outdoor service on the groom’s family farm near the small southcentral Kansas town of Harper, the couple posed for photos with the twister visible behind them. The pictures capture them smiling serenely — the 21-year-old bride in a white gown and the 22-year-old groom in a cowboy hat and jeans. About eight to 10 miles away, the twister was damaging a farm and wind turbines. The National Weather Service

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IN THIS Saturday photo provided by Cate Eighmey, Caleb and Candra Pence pose for a wedding photo as a tornado swirls in the background after they were married in Harper County, Kan. has classified it as an EF-3 storm, packing winds of 138 to 167 miles per hour. “I don’t know how on earth I will ever top this,” said wedding photographer Cate Eighmey, who said she posed the pair for dramatic shots of the

newlyweds and the twister behind them. Eighmey’s photo shows what appears to be a second funnel dropping down from the cloud. The couple has spent their honeymoon in Wyoming fielding media calls. Reached on

his cellphone by The Associated Press, Caleb Pence recalled seeing the wall cloud forming as the service was about to begin. But with tornadoes a routine occurrence, the storm was the least of his worries.


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Saturday Morning • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge hosts a recycling event at the Sidney Transfer Station from 8 a.m. to noon. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Lockington, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Pasco, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. L. Pelletier M. Pelletier

Saturday Evening • The Lockington Volunteer Fire Department hosts dinner at the firehouse beginning at 5 p.m. Carry-out available. Breaded tenderloin or fish with french fries, barbecue chicken, applesauce, and drink. Cost: $7. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Checkmates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 4977326. • 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. • The Catholic Adult Singles Club meets for the Farm Antiques Show in Wapakoneta. For information, call (419) 678-8691.

Sunday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road.


National guild honors piano students The National Piano Guild awarded Top Talent ratings to five local students and 11 others received superior-plus ratings during the National Piano Guild auditions in Sidney in April. Top Talent signification was given to Gabe Berning, 16, son of Lester and Karen Berning, and Nobel Zhou, 10, son of Lan Bai and Jianyou Zhou, all of Sidney; Lukas Wenrick, 17, son of Ronald and Teresa Wenrick, of Anna; and

Kaylee Eakins, 17, daughter of Glena and Tracy Eakins, and Caroline Prakel, 14, daughter of Mike and Christy Prakel, all of Versailles. Receiving superior ratings were Mason and Bailey DeMange, children of Kenneth and Angela DeMange, of Versailles; Nanami Hirano, daughter of Wataru and Hisako Hirano, Ayaka Machimura, daughter of Satoru and Junko Machimura, and Callum Smith, son of

Doug and Karen Smith, all of Sidney; Liz Michael, daughter of Scott and Beth Michael, of Anna; Max and Lilly Pelletier, children of Marc and Dena Pelletier, of Minster; Sarah Foltz, daughter of Gary and Mary Foltz, of Maplewood; and John Trygstad, son of Michael and Teresa Trygstad, of Jackson Center. They are piano pupils of Kathy Jendrusik, chairman of the Sidney chapter of National

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BRADFORD — The Bradford Railroad Museum will sponsor a trip on the Cuyahoga Scenic Railway June 9. The tour group will travel by motorcoach to Independence, from the museum parking lot at 7 a.m. The train ride will be an hour and a half through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The group will stop for supper at the Golden Corral in Mansfield on the way back to Bradford, returning at about 9 p.m. The cost is $85 for adults and $75 for children. Checks made

TROY — Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) presented awards to employees during its recent Spring Nursing Forum. Cindy Burke, of Anna, was named CNS/Clinical/Educator of the year. UVMC Nursing Excellence Awards were presented to Laura Bell, of Sidney; Elaine

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Focus still on fire clean-up Our work has just upstairs eistill been centher. Part of the around tered ceiling had to be the recent house redone in the fire that we exkitchen and dinperienced. My ing room. It husband Joe needs another doesn’t have to layer of drywall work the next mudding and Amish two days, so we then it is ready are moving the to sand and Cook furniture from Lovina Eicher paint. our bedrooms We will have upstairs to the to repaint the downstairs and base- whole ceiling since our ment. We will set the living room, dining room beds up in the basement and kitchen ceiling are for the girls to sleep in. all combined. I have deThe boys are sleeping on cided to paint the walls, a bed in the living room too, since we will be now. The carpenters who painting anyway. We are working on the re- have been living in this building said that a house for five years now sealant will have to be so it will freshen everyapplied to the walls and thing up, especially now the floors to block out since it was all smoked the smoke smell. They up. discovered there was We canceled our more heat and water plans to hold church damage than realized services in June. I could when I wrote about this not see us getting all the a week ago. Elizabeth’s painting, cleaning and bedroom has to all be re- so forth done with only done as well. Her bed- four weeks left. We will room seems to be the instead take our turn worst after the boys bed- twice next year. I feel so room. We are living a lit- much more relaxed now tle crowded now with all to clean without that of their belongings and deadline looming. Our bedroom furniture down plans are just to work here. I can’t believe all on finishing all the upthe things the girls have stairs bedrooms before accumulated through moving all the children’s the years. I told the girls things back upstairs. It they are fortunate to be looks like a long, busy able to clean the smoke summer ahead. And from their things since along with everything the boys don’t have any- else going on, we are thing left to clean. They trying to fill our gardens lost everything in their up. We put out 84 bedroom. tomato plants this The damage wasn’t week. We are out of

tomato juice, so I need to fill those jars again with homemade juice. Lovina had her eighth birthday on Friday the 18th. We were so busy putting in our first cutting of hay and cleaning up from the fire that we didn’t take time to celebrate her birthday. I also had to take Loretta to physical therapy and pick up some groceries. By the time I was done with all that, it was time to make supper. It was a hot day to put up hay, but we got 212 bales from the hay field. Joe was glad for the hay as he had just run out. I asked Lovina if we should have cake and ice cream tonight for her birthday. She suggested having chocolate cupcakes instead so we will do that. Tomorrow, the 22nd, we celebrate another birthday for my 41st. I survived a year of the 40s and it has not been quite as bad as I thought. When Joe turned 40, I had given him a coffee cup that said “40 isn’t old if you are a tree.” Last year on my birthday, Joe gave the cup to me. I think I will pass it along to my brother-in-law, Jacob, who will be 40 in November. We have been very thankful for the items donated to us since the fire. I also want to thank all the readers for their help. It is used to help to replace shoes, clothes,


and so forth for the boys. May God bless everyone for their kindness. (Editor’s Note: If anyone wants to pitch in to help the Eichers recover from their fire, we don’t have a formal fire fund set up, but we are routing relief through The Amish Cook Friend Club. To sign-up, visit w w w. o a s i s n e w s f e a or send contributions, made out to Oasis Newsfeatures, P.O. Box 157, Middletown, OH 45042. Be sure to include your address so Lovina can thank readers individually later.)

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met through mutual friends at Lindhaus. Mary Kathryn is the daughter of the late Edmund and Cecelia Quinlin. She has two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara and Bill King, of Cincinnati, and Sheila Quinlin, of Fort Loramie. She has a sister-in-law, Dorothy Quinlin, of Fort Loramie. Two brothers, Tom Quinlin and Jim Quinlin, are deceased. Jim is the son of the late Otto and Rosa Mescher. He has four liv-

ing brothers and six living sisters-in-law: Dennis and Viola Mescher and Dave and Lucy Mescher, all of Maria Stein; Nick and Sally Mescher, of West Liberty; Vernon and Mary Lou Mescher, of Fort Recovery; Sally Mescher, of Versailles, and Vernice Mescher, of Tipp City. Three brothers are deceased: Ralph Mescher, Stanley Mescher and Gilbert Mescher. He has four living sisters: Elsie Balster, of Maria Stein; Sister Verlina Mescher, of Colorado; Sally Mills, of

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Schmiesing FORT LORAMIE — Adam and Lindsey Schmiesing, of Fort Loramie, have announced the birth of a son, Jaxon John, born May 14, 2012, at 8:15 a.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Ava, 2. His maternal grandparents are John and Karen Brandewie, of Fort Loramie. His paternal grandparents are Fred and Becky Schmiesing, of Minster. His great-grandparents are Ginny Brandewie, of Fort Loramie, and Tom Vondenhuevel, of Sidney. His mother is the former Lindsey Brandewie, of Fort Loramie.


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Versailles; and Martha Mescher, of Haiti. One sister and two brothers-in-law are deceased: Luciele Nielson, Werner Balster and Gene Mills. Jim and Mary Kathryn are the parents of four sons and three daughters-in-law: Tony Mescher, of Sidney; and Tim and Mary Beth Mescher, Ted and Amy Mescher, and Todd and Renee Mescher, all of Fort Loramie; and two daughters and sons-inlaw: Peg and Nick Hilgefort, and Patti and Kevin Kazmaier, all of Fort Loramie. They have 18 grandchildren. Mary Kathryn retired from St. Michael’s Church. She enjoys crafts and going to her grandchildren’s events. Jim retired from Midmark Corp. He enjoys fishing and spending time at White Oak. They attend St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Jennifer Kelly and Gary Boswell, of Sidney, have announced the birth of a daughter, Emma Grace Boswell, born May 15, 2012, at 12:56 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches long. She was welcomed home by her brother, Jace Cromes, 7. Her maternal grandparent is Kacy Murray, of Sidney. Her paternal grandparents are Mike and Cathy Steed, of Sidney. Her greatgrandparents are Wayne and Gloria Watercutter and Darlene Locke, all of Sidney. Her great-great-grandmother is Mary Jones, of Sidney. Her mother is originally from Sidney.

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FORT LORAMIE — Mark and Kelsey Schmiesing, of Fort Loramie, have announced the birth of a daughter, Alivia Marie Schmiesing, born OLD FASHIONED May 7, 2012, at 5:46 a.m. in the Joint Township DisSTRAWBERRY trict Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. SHORTCAKE She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. 2 cups flour Her maternal grandparents are Mark and Joan 3 tablespoons sugar Schaefer, of Maria Stein. Her paternal grandpar3 teaspoons baking ents are Dan and Linda Schmiesing, of Fort Lopowder ramie. 1/2 teaspoon salt Her great-grandparents are Barbara Winner, of 6 tablespoons mar- Osgood; Romie and Noami Schaefer, of Maria Stein; garine and Jeanette Schmiesing and Roseann Puthoff, 1 egg, beaten both of Minster. 2/3 cup milk Her mother is the former Kelsey Schaefer, of In a mixing bowl, sift Maria Stein. toegther flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Thompson Cut in margarine until crumbly. Combine egg LAKEWOOD — Chris and Carla Thompson, of and milk and then add Lakewood, have announced the birth of a son, Benall once, stirring until jamin Henry Thompson, born May 11, 2012, at 1:53 moistened. May be rolled p.m. in Lakewood Hospital, Lakewood. out and cut into six indiHe weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 vidual biscuits. Spread inches long. into a 9-inch by 13-inch He was welcomed home by his brother, Luke cake pan. Bake at 350 David Thompson, 2. degrees for 18 minutes. His maternal grandparents are Donald and JuServe warm with dith Seitz, of Botkins. His paternal grandparents crushed berries and are Peter Thompson, of whipped cream. Royal Palm Beach, Fla., and Joyce Thompson, of Canton. His mother is the former Carla Seitz, of Botkins.

Meschers to celebrate 50 years FORT LORAMIE — and Mary James Kathryn Mescher, of Fort Loramie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass at St. Michael’s Church in Fort Loramie at 11 a.m., June 3, 2012, and a family party at White Oak Lake. Jim and the former Mary Kathryn Quinlin were married June 2, 1962, at 9 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church in Fort Loramie. The Rev. Clarence Leibold performed the ceremony on a sunny day that also had afternoon showers. Vernon Mescher was the best man. Barbara Quinlin King was the maid of honor. Other attendants were Dennis Mescher, Tom Quinlin, Jim Quinlin, Lowell Homan, Sheila Quinlin, Sally Mescher Mills, Marty Mescher and Marian Schmitmeyer Homan. The couple had

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



Thank a vet To the editor: Last month I had the honor and pleasure of taking my father, Francis J. Goubeaux, a World War II veteran, to the Grimes Gathering of B25s in Urbana. The planes gathered in Urbana to honor The Greatest Generation and The Doolittle Raiders’ 70th and last reunion at National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Two years ago, Memorial Day, I also had the honor of escorting my father to Washington, D.C., to see the World War II Memorial via Honor Flight. What a moving experience! I was in awe at the respect and gratefulness extended to the veterans who went on the trip. It was Rolling Thunder Weekend in Washington, D.C., Rolling Thunder is the Vietnam Veterans “Ride to the Wall” dedicated to the MIA’s of Vietnam. There were 500,000 motorcyclists in Washington. The Vietnam Veterans would get down on their knees to talk to the WWII vets. It was truly

awesome to see. As this Memorial Day approaches, I’d ask everyone to thank a veteran. I find it hard to pass anyone I see with a veteran’s hat on without shaking their hand and thanking them for their service. My heart swells to my throat and it gives me a wonderful feeling. As an extra you can hear some great stories. The World War II Vets are getting hard to find, as most of them are 85-90 years old, so these stories are disappearing never to be told again. Grab the opportunity to hear every one you can, while you can. These are the guys who fought to give us our freedom and rights. They are called the “Greatest Generation” for a reason. Get out there and thank them. The reward will be yours, what a feeling. You might want to contact your congressmen to maintain the United States of America they fought and sacrificed for … not to change it. God Bless America. Dick Goubeaux 120 North St. Russia

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.

Standing up for Ohio homeowners Gina Brooks, sures filings like too many are starting to Ohioans, knows decrease in how difficult it Ohio, we also is to battle a saw more than giant mortgage 71,500 new company. My offoreclosure filfice worked ings in 2011 acwith Gina to cording to modify her Policy Matters Brown mortgage and Ohio. Too many reports keep her home, Ohioans are Sherrod Brown still struggling but she still U.S. Senator wants to know: to find work or “Why did it are underemtake me two years, two ployed, and these bankruptcies, and all of Ohioans have often this headache when turned to banks and (her mortgage servicer) mortgage servicers for could’ve done it in one help in preventing foremonth?” closure by modifying Ohioans, like Gina, their home loans. who are trying to save But instead of receivtheir homes from foreing help, many have closure, deserve an an- been ignored. Others swer. They deserve help. have faced denials, lost Addressing the hous- paperwork, or have ing crisis is critical to been foreclosed on by rebuilding our economy. mortgage companies But right now, too many that engage in “robohomeowners can’t afsigning.” Big banks tell ford their mortgage us that their mistakes costs, are behind on are isolated and harmtheir payments, or owe less. But these problems more than their house are not new. In fact, is worth. Meanwhile, these predatory practhey face big Wall tices occurring now in Street banks and mort- the servicing industry gage servicers who are are all too similar to unable or unwilling to predatory practices that work with them. led to the subprime criWe know that the sis. housing crisis in Ohio That’s why I introwasn’t caused by specu- duced the Foreclosure lation or irresponsible Fraud and Homeowner borrowers taking out Abuse Prevention Act, mortgages they couldn’t which would address afford. It was caused by some of the most comyears of job losses mon problems and mixed with predatory abuses with the mortloans from fly-by-night gage servicing industry. mortgage operations. First, too many serAnd while we have seen vicers are proceeding to nearly 24 straight foreclosure without conmonths of private sector sidering modification. job growth and foreclo- While this hurts mort-

gage investors and homeowners, servicers are able to recover full costs at foreclosure — giving them a financial incentive to favor foreclosures over affordable modifications. My bill would require servicers to participate in sustainable loan modifications when it is in investors’ best interest. It creates a defense to foreclosure when servicers fail to offer loan modifications, and gives servicers an incentive to work with homeowners by extending the protections of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Second, servicers have been known to file foreclosures against homeowners who are trying to modify their loans — a practice that is prohibited under law. In a survey of consumer attorneys from 34 states, more than 98 percent said they have represented homeowners placed in foreclosure while awaiting a loan modification. My bill would bar these “dual track” foreclosures, permitting servicers to proceed with foreclosures only after they have finished working with borrowers on a modification. Third, servicers lack the necessary staffing and resources to tackle the record rates of mortgage defaults and foreclosures. One commentator estimates that servicers would need to increase staffing 1,000 percent in order to modify as few as 10

percent of the loans in default. My bill would require servicers to provide appropriate staffing and training. Servicers of delinquent loans would place a reasonable limit on the number of cases handled by each employee. Finally, as Ms. Brooks can attest to, too many Ohioans trying to modify their loans are subject to servicers losing their paperwork. Loan modifications typically take between 120 and 240 days, and process errors — like multiple requests for paperwork, incorrect evaluation and lack of communication between departments — are common. My bill would require servicers to create a single electronic record for each borrower, designate a single contact for each stage of the mortgage process, and provide one team leader to coordinate between mortgage servicer departments. Families must feel secure that their home cannot be wrongfully taken from them, and investors — including pension funds that hold the retirement savings of teachers, nurses and police officers — must feel secure in their investments. We can’t expect that our economy will ever fully recover until we stabilize the housing market — that means restoring trust for both homeowners and investors.

economy is to be reckoned with, not dismissed. Meanwhile, anyone who cares about the future of global trade, which is as local as it gets, should stay tuned. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s subcommittee on foreign trade, had it right in telling Read that innovation and the creation of the best products should drive competition and global commerce — and not who’s best at dodging the rules. ————— May 20 New York Times on Alzheimer’s disease: The Obama administration has announced a bold research program to test whether a drug can prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease well before any symptoms appear. It is a long shot, but the payoff could be huge.

Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, which steadily robs patients of their memory, followed by full-blown dementia. There is also no diagnostic test to identify who has it, and no treatment to slow patients’ deterioration for more than a few months. While work continues on those fronts, the new clinical trial will test whether the drug, Crenezumab, made by Genentech, can prevent the disease in a group of people whose genetic heritage guarantees that they will develop it. … The study will cost more than $100 million and is being financed mostly by Genentech, buttressed by $16 million from the National Institutes of Health and $15 million raised by the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix, which is leading the study.

Hall of Honor nominees sought To the editor: The Sidney City Schools recently concluded the 19th annual induction ceremony for three new inductees into its Hall of Honor. This program recognizes and honors former staff and past SHS graduates (must be 10 years since graduation). The number of inductees now stands at 105 with a plaque bearing the likeness of each inductee proudly displayed in the east entry-hall of Sidney High School. If you haven’t seen it, it is an impressive and inspiring display. While a Hall of Honor Committee selects the inductees, there must be nominees from whom to choose. Nominations come from members of the local community, family and friends. No doubt there are a number of excellent candidates for this honor who have not been nominated for the committee’s consideration. You probably know someone. If you are having a class reunion this year, it would be a great time to think who in your class might be a good prospect to nominate. Perhaps several of you could work together to prepare a nomination. And it doesn’t have to be a classmate. Any graduate, employee or supporter of the Sidney City Schools that you know of who has had a significant impact on the school system, the community, the world, is a good prospect. The Hall of Honor Committee is guided by the following five criteria laid out in its by-laws: (1) Significant achievement while a student in the Sidney City Schools; (2) Outstanding achievement in vocational pursuits; (3) Outstanding contributions in community and/or governmental affairs; (4) Meritorious recognition for some action taken or provided; (5) Significant philanthropic involvement. For more information or to obtain a nomination form, please contact Lisa Beigel at the Board of Education Office at 750 S. Fourth Ave., phone 4972200. Or visit the website at and click on Hall of Honor tab. By nominating your candidate, you are supporting the schools and, as reflected in the Hall of Honor Mission Statement, inspiring present-day students to “…find identity with the past and establish goals for the future.” Nancy Brown, member Hall of Honor Committee Sidney City Schools

EDITORIAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: May 19 The Oregonian, Portland, on Chinesemade solar panels: In the great chess match known as doing business with China, last week’s U.S. move to slap tariffs of up to 250 percent on Chinesemade solar panels raises the stakes to showdown status. The next move is China’s, to be taken as soon as Friday, and it could be retaliatory against solar manufacturers in Oregon and elsewhere. But if China, which promptly denounced the tariffs, wished to surprise us and play by internationally accepted rules, it would first


protest to the U.S. Commerce Department. Failing to find satisfaction, it would then take its complaint against the tariffs straight to the World Trade Organization. Meanwhile, Hillsborobased SolarWorld, the American manufacturing arm of Germany’s SolarWorld, basks cautiously in the glow of having successfully brought a complex grievance forward. … Many U.S. solar contractors buy and sell the cheaper Chinese panels and declare that their operating margins depend upon it. … The WTO, to which China belongs, should pay close attention. President Barack Obama certainly will, as he continues in his struggle to strike a bargain with China on trade policies while knowing full well that China’s behemoth


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Contact Russia/Houston reporter Terry Pellman with story ideas by phone at (937) 492-0032; email,; or by fax, (937) 498-5991.

Russia School presents student awards Huntworth was second runner-up. Certificates were given to all students who earned a 4.0 grade point average for all three grading periods this school year. Those from grade seven were Madison Borchers, Samuel Cook, Dylan Cordonnier, Shaelyn Goubeaux, Maria Herron, Alex Seger and Drew Sherman. Eighth graders were Elizabeth Adams, Andrew Ball, Jordan Ball, Lukas Busse, Amanda Frazier, Erin Gaerke, Lauren Heaton, Molly Kearns and Mark Siefring. Ninth graders included Corrina Francis, Adam Hoying, Jordan Kremer, Jason Magoto, Jacob Pleiman and Claire Sherman. Those in grade 10 were Taylor Borchers, Nicole DeLoye, Emille Frazier, Dean Langenkamp, Joshua Monnin, Rachel Pinchot, Camille Puthoff and Jaclyn Siefring. Juniors were Gina Barlage, Rebecca Meyer, and Shana Meyer. Senwere Victoria iors Borchers, Danielle Francis, Macy Monnin and Elijah Puthoff. Three seniors earned a 4.0 for all 15 reporting periods in high school. They were Victoria Borchers, Danielle Francis and Macy Monnin. receiving Students “Senior” Honor Roll

Awards and presented with certificates and a medal for their grades in 11 reporting periods included Colin Ball, Lindsay Ball, Alexis Magoto and Eric Magoto. Blake Gehret was recognized for 13 reporting periods. Students noted for 15 reporting periods included Andrew Art, Victoria Borchers, Ryan Drees, Danielle Francis, Macy and Elijah Monnin Puthoff. Corey Bremigan and Katelyn Herron were given special mention and certificates for having such high grades in 14 of 15 grading periods. Six students earned perfect attendance awards. Seventh graders Audrey Gariety and Drew Sherman earned certificates. Eight graders Jordan Ball, Jordan Swartz and Evan York also had perfect attendance, as did 10th grader Rachel Pinchot. Presidential Academic Awards were given to students with a 3.5 or higher cumulative grade point average. Eighth graders were Weston Lavy, Molly Kearns, Mark Siefring, Amanda Frazier, Erin Gaerke, Kara Barlage, Jordan Ball, Andrew Ball, Ellie Fiessinger, Rudy Langenkamp, Alicia George, Rachel Heuing, Elizabeth Adams, Gunnar Young, Trevor Monnin, Lukas Busse, Joshua York, Harley Supinger,


Houston High School Maxwell Larger, Mitchell, Sonya Peltier, Jesse Phlipot, Abbigail Pickering, Caitlin Ryan and Linsey Smith. Honors 3.0 to 3.99 — Krystal Anderson, Heidi Cox, Tiffani Harris, Kayla Kemp, Abigayle Martin, Kayode Momon, David Nagel, Madison Paulus, Christopher Redd, Jamie Riffell, Kara Smith, Bryan Walker and Evan Winner. Juniors Highest Honors 4.0 — Mackenzie Goings, Nicolette Holthaus, Ashlan Jester, Kyle Patterson, Brice Rehfus and Bradley Wells. High Honors 3.5 to 3.99 — Seth Clark, Jenna Hooks, Cory Kiser-Smith, Annie Niswonger, Kortney Phipps, Melissa Runkle, Sara St. Myers, Madison Schaffner and Kiaya Shellenberg. Honors 3.0 to 3.99 — Jordon Acker, Tyler Davis, Megan Estes,

Ashtin Frantz, Angela Gilkeson, Kayla Michael, Brittany Richard, Taidge Ritter, Andrew Roberts, Kayla Snyder and Kayla Stephenson. Seniors Highest Honors 4.0 — Mallorie Bell, John Bickel, Heather Brubaker, Noah Clark, Kristi Elliott, Brandon Ike, Adam Mullen, Bethany Reister, Allison Roeth, Jill Walker and Luke Winner. High Honors 3.5 to 3.99 — Kaylee Adkins, Brandon Clack, Alisha Huffman, Lillian Moore, Danielle Moses, Gary Phipps, Megan Phyillaier, Samantha Spencer, Sabrina Stammen, Justin Yingst and Mason Yingst. Honors 3.0 to 3.99 — Amanda Bergman, Alyssa Bertsch, Dillon Boyer, Timothy Halfacre, Ashley Jacobs, Lena Kellerman, Tyler Martin, Seth Osborne, Amanda Ringler and Robert Vanderpool.

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Carly St. Myers, Hannah Trent, Sophie White and Madison Young. High Honors 3. 5 to 3.99 — Taylor Block, Devon Jester, Issac Langenkamp, Laura Larger, Amber Meyer, Chrystl Moore, Ruby-Tuesday Morrison, Thomas Reister, Trisha Schulze, Sierra Smith, Sierra Stammen, Brianna Wells and Wayne Werling. Honors 3.0 to 3.99 — Gavin Anderson, Karalyn Bowling, Emily Creech, Morgan Ferryman, Ashley Keller, Jade Piatt and Taylor Woods. Sophomores Highest Honors 4.0 — Sara Bergman, Monique Booher, Elizabeth Douglas, Brianna Garber, Austin Jenkins, Amy McKee, Megan Orndorff and Rachel Slater. High Honors 3.5 to 3.99 — Jacob Braun, Cody Cagle, Mitchell Everett, Lauren Gillem, Max Gilson, Kaitlin Huffman, Cynthia

Art, Colin Ball, Corey Bremigan, Ryan Drees, Blake Gehret, Katelyn Herron, Eric Magoto and Elijah Puthoff. Five 12th graders lettered all four years, with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher. They are LindBall, Victoria say Borchers, Danielle Francis, Alexis Magoto and Macy Monnin. A number of student awards were presented. The Upper Valley Career Center award went to Felicity Tillman, while the Family Consumer Science awards were presented to Alicia George and Whitney Wallace. Math awards went to Madison Borchers, Weston Lavy, Jacob Pleiman, Rachel Pinchot, Ethan Hoying and Elijah Puthoff. Business and computers honors were to Victoria given Borchers, Mitchell Stone, Kyle Paulus and Jacob Monnin. Language arts awards were presented to Madison Borchers, Amanda Frazier, Emma Vallandingham and Erin Gaerke. Awards for English were given to Adam Hoying, Emilie Frazier, Rebecca Meyer and Andrew Art. Spanish awards were earned by Jacob Pleiman, Andrew Art and Kayli Dues. Awards for art went to Drew Alt, Cassandra Pleiman, Shana Meyer and Alexa Counts. Jacob Pleiman earned the award for health, while Molly Kearns and Austin Petty won honors for industrial technology. Science awards were presented to Madison Borchers, Weston Lavy, Jacob Pleiman, Rachel Pinchot, Austin Gariety, Elijah Puthoff, Corey Bremigan and Rebecca Meyer. Those garnering honors for social studies were Trenton Monnin, Andrew Ball, Jacob Pleiman, Nicole DeLoye, Kayli Dues and Lucas Heuing.

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HOUSTON — Houston High School recently released the names of student on the third quarter honor roll for the 2011-12 school year. 7th Grade Highest Honors 4.0 — Kaitlyn Ellison. High Honors 3.5 to 3.99 — Isaiah Beaver, Jadelyn Lorton, Evan Marchus, Emma Mertz, Bryce Norris, Devyn Ostrander, Seth Stoodt, Ryan Thomas and Brittany Timmerman. Honors 3.0 to 3.49 — Mason Anderson, Hope Epley, Caitlyn Falls, Ashley Fogt, Jenna Green, Trevor Greiwe, Megan Grilliot, Siera Hecht, Jenna Jarrett, Kara Maier, Emily Picker, Brittany Schemmel, Celeste Stewart, Allison Voisard and Ashtyn York. 8th Grade Highest Honors 4.0 — Deion Booher, Emily Cozad, Taylor Dean, Micalah Hensley, Kayla New, Azen Reier, Troy Riley, Mark Schaffer, Nicholas Shoemaker, Rachel Wells and Jenna Winner. High Honors 3.5 to 3.99 — Alena Davis, Katherine Everett, Zachary Freytag, Sophia Gilson, Abigail Grilliot, Zachary Jolly, Derrek Mayse, Zachariah McKee, Mariah Slife, Andrew Sluss, Macey Stang, Stephanie Wilson and Malachi Wissman. Honors 3.0 to 3.99 — Aaron Anderson, Aaron Heckman, Cara Kellerman, Dalton Ketrow, Michaela Kelly, Madison Mantor, Jenna Mounts, Brayden Murray, Morgan Nash, Kyler Spears and Ryan Swob. Freshmen Highest Honors 4.0 — Kage Brubaker, Drake Cassel, Nicole Maier, Alina Maksimov,

Jordan Swartz, Karissa Voisard, Cassandra Jared Pleiman, Goubeaux, Lauren Heaton and Connor Monnin. Qualifying seniors were Macy Monnin, Victoria Borchers, Danielle Francis, Alexis Magoto, Lindsay Ball, Andrew Art, Elijah Puthoff, Ryan Drees, Colin Ball, Blake Gehret, Eric Magoto, Corey Bremigan and Katelyn Herron. Academic Letters were awarded to ninth graders who earned a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Those freshmen were Trevor Albers, Emily Borchers, Derek Busse, Nicholas Colby, Bryce Taylor Cordonnier, Daniel, Corrina Francis, Leah Francis, Nolan Francis, Allison Gariety, Alex Herron, Adam HoyGavin Hoying, ing, Kelsey Koverman, Jordan Kremer, Jason Magoto, Ryan Magoto, Lindsay Meyer, Claudia Monnin, Jacob Pleiman, Claire Sherman, Hannah Sherman, Mitchell Stone and Kylie Wilson. Tenth graders with a 3.75 or higher G.P.A. were Taylor Borchers, Nicole DeLoye, Bailey Francis, Emilie Frazier, Magdalene Kearns, Dean Joshua Langenkamp, Monnin, Rachel Pinchot, Kaila Pleiman, Camille Puthoff, Jaclyn Siefring and Kirstin Voisard. Eleventh graders with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher included Gina Barlage, Autumn Bergman, Ashley Borchers, Alexa Counts, Kayli Dues, Emily Francis, Lauren Francis, Treg Francis, Austin Gariety, Abbie Goubeaux, Ethan Hoying, Josh Meyer, Rebecca Meyer, Shana Meyer, Olivia Monnin, Angie Muhlenkamp, Trevor Sherman, Vanessa Stang and Bethany York. Twelfth graders with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher were Andrew

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Brandon Wilson. Audrey Voisard was presented with a plaque for being a state qualifier in the Power of the Pen competition, while Weston Lavy won a plaque for being a state participant in State Mathcounts. Danielle Francis was presented with the Yearbook Award Medal, and Bethany York received the Xerox Award. She was given a certificate and a flash drive. Ethan Hoying received a medal paperweight and a certificate. He was designated the recipient of the University of Rochester Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Humanities & Social Science Award. The Future Teachers of America four-year award went to Danielle Francis, while Austin Gariety won a medal and certificate from the Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award from University of the Rochester. Lauren Francis received a FCCLA award for the Power of One Degree program, and Rebecca Meyer was given a certificate from the George Eastman Young Leaders. Medals were given to winners of the spelling bee. Grace Saunders was the winner of the local spelling contest. Emma Springle was the first runner-up, and Taylor


RUSSIA — Russia School held its awards presentation on the evening of May 15. Awards were presented to students in the junior high and high school levels. Five students were monetary presented awards from the Catholic War Veterans for the CWV Essay and Poster Award. The local post as well as the state and national organizations donated the funds. The winners were Ellie Fiessinger, Audrey Voisard, Jackie Siefring, Bryan Drees and Kirstin Voisard. Two students were recognized for their entries in the Knights of Columbus Excellence in Christian Living Award contest. Plaques were given to Macy Monnin and Elijah Puthoff. Macy Monnin was also selected as the recipient of the Father Joseph Wolfer Scholastic Athlete Award. She was awarded a plaque and certificate. A number of students were presented with Community Blood Center “Red Cord” awards. Those certificates were given to students who had donated blood three or more times. They included Ball, Tori Lindsay Borchers, Abby Drees, Ryan Drees, Luke Heuing, Alexis Magoto, Kyle Paulus, Eli Puthoff, Ethan Schafer, Mary Stickel, Kyle Paulus and


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I’m afraid to tell my parents he’s 20 older than I am, DR. WALbut somehow I LACE: I’m 17 feel they wouldand recently n’t like the idea. met the sweetWould it be disest most wonhonest of me to derful guy in the invite him to world at a meet my parfriend’s wedding ents, then after reception. So far, all we have done ’Tween he leaves, tell them that he is is have lunch together twice on 12 & 20 only 1,035 days Dr. Robert older than I am? a Saturday afWallace If I gamble ternoon. I’d reand tell them ally like to see this fellow on a regular before they meet him, basis (he also wants to they might never have start dating me), but he the chance to truly meet is 20 years old. I’m afraid him. Trust me, Richard my parents won’t allow is a super guy and cute, me to date him because too. — Nameless, Newof his age. Actually, he is port Beach, Calif. NAMELESS: I don’t only 2 years and 10 months older than I, but believe it to be dishonest age 20 seems older than if you do not tell your parents Richard’s age it really is. Presently, this fellow until after they meet is in his second year at a him. However, if they local community college think he is nice but and will be attending the think he is too old for University of California you, abide by their rulat Irvine next year. I’m a ing and do not make a senior and will be a major issue out of it. freshman at U.C.I. in Once you graduate from September, so we would high school and are in be a perfect match. He is college, your chances of interested in a pre-law dating him will improve course of study and so dramatically. am I. His uncle is an atDR. WALLACE: My torney and so is my fateacher favors girls over ther. I want my parents to boys. Everybody at my meet Richard. I know school knows this to be that they will really like true, and I, for one, don’t him. I’m afraid to tell like it one bit. I am a them he is 20 because very intelligent young they might tell me that I man and my grades are can’t date him because superior. I’m getting an he is too old. They A in this guy’s class, but haven’t told me not to I have to work three date someone 34 months times as hard as my girl-


friend who is also in the class. She, too, is an A student. The reason she’s getting an A is that she is very cute and wears sexy clothes. All the girls know that if they smile and look pretty or sexy, their grade will dramatically improve. I don’t think this is fair. What can I do to get this type of discrimination eliminated? Also, is it possible I can sue this teacher for giving higher grades to girls than guys when the student’s work is equal? — Nameless, Philadelphia, Penn. You NAMELESS: don’t have a lawsuit, so forget about suing. The purpose of an education is to learn. It’s obvious that you are learning since you are receiving an A in this class. Don’t worry about the grades other students in the class are earning. Their grades should be none of your concern.




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 26, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Expect the unexpected today. The downside is that this could be an accident-prone day for your kids (or kids in your care). The upside is that you are wildly creative! Romance might be surprising as well. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your family routine will not go as expected today. Surprises will occur, perhaps with unexpected company or canceled guests. Small appliances could break down, or exciting new high-tech equipment might arrive. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You’re full of bright, original ideas today; however, this also is a slightly accident-prone day for you. Think before you speak or do anything. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Keep an eye on your money scene today. You might find money; you might lose money. Guard your possessions against loss or theft. However, a new job or source of income could appear. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You feel excited and full of energy today. You want to do many things; above all, you don’t want to be bored or to stagnate. You want excitement! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a restless day but probably quite positive. Your sense of adventure is strong, and you want to do something different. Shake it up a little! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)

You might meet someone unusual or eccentric in a group situation today. Or possibly, someone you already know will do something that amazes you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) figures Authority might do or say something that throws you for a loop. Don’t overreact, and don’t quit your day job. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Travel plans look exciting; however, they also are unreliable. Seek out adventure, and meet people from different backgrounds, but allow extra time for detours and unexpected events. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Surprise gifts, goodies and favors from others might come your way today. Perhaps your partner or spouse will get an unexpected bonus or a raise. Something looks promising. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Partners and close

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friends definitely are unpredictable today. Just accept this and go with the flow. (They might see you the same way — who knows?) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Delays at work likely are due to computer crashes, power outages and staff shortages. It’s hard to control how things unfold today; however, you are highly creative and are capable of excellent problemsolving. YOU BORN TODAY You have your own personal code of honor. You’re also nurturing and protective of your loved ones. Although you’re fiercely opinionated, people like you. You value the freedom to be able to act on your own. In the year ahead, something you’ve been involved with for about nine years will diminish or end to make room for something new. Birthdate of: John Wayne, actor; Jay Silverheels, actor; Elisabeth Harnois, actress.

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BY LINDSAY NOCEC school principal. Ohio Community Media “I’m honored, this is a great opportunity to come to Bradford Schools and BRADFORD — Brad- to work with great people ford Exempted Village here,” Warvel said. Board of His immediate plans Education are to “talk with the curheld a rent superintendent and special get to know everybody session and a fact finding mission We d n e s to see how things are day introgoing along here at Bradducing ford Schools and then the new we’ll move forward to see superinhow we can make things tendent, better for our kids here in Warvel D a v i d Bradford.” Warvel of Minster, who Warvel and his wife For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg signed a three-year con- Babette still live on Lake PARIS MARTIN, 17, of Jackson Center, enters the Hobart Arena during the tract with the board. Loramie where he says, Upper Valley Career Center’s 37th annual convocation Thursday. Martin is the Authorization to ap- “We are enjoying the daughter of Fred Martin and Drallene Fuller. prove Warvel for up to a water at this point in maximum of 10 days of time.” Warvel is no pay at a per diem rate of stranger to Darke County $365.38 was motioned by — he is a 1993 graduate Mike Miller, board vice of Ansonia High School. president and seconded Outgoing superintendby board member Rodney ent Jeff Patrick is taking Kaiser. The extra days a superintendent position will be paid in one lump in Darke County’s sum to be included in the Franklin-Monroe school first pay of September district. 2012, and were approved “The Bradford School to allow Warvel to help District is moving in the prepare for the district’s right direction both acaearly school start date of demically and finanAug. 13. Patrick said cially,” Warvel is transferring Thursday. “I’m looking to Bradford from Fort Lo- forward to working ramie Schools in Shelby within the Franklin-MonCounty, where he serves roe School District as as junior high and high well.”

2 jailed in woman’s death COCHRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Two northwestern Pennsylvania women were jailed on charges they killed an Ohio woman, whose body was found in a shallow grave near their home. Pennsylvania State Police said 20-year-old Brandy Stevens, of Beaver Township, Ohio, was reported missing Saturday and that troopers went the Cochranton home of the suspects, Ashley Barber, 20, and Jade Olmstead, 18, on Wednesday, where they found Stevens’ body in the grave. Cochranton is about 75 miles north of Pittsburgh For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg and is roughly 50 miles northeast of Stevens’ hometown. UPPER VALLEY Career Center Student Senate President Jessica Rayl makes Police were releasing few details on how Stevens inspirational opening remarks to her class during their graduation ceremony was killed or a possible motive. The criminal comThursday. plaints against the Pennsylvania women don’t include probable cause affidavits. Academy, Russia; Felicity Tillman, Cosmetology, Russia; Taylor Wallace, Business & Financial Management, Botkins; and Alex Wood, Landscape Management, Anna. The Outstanding Job Placement Award recognizes students who have excelled in combining both school and employment in their chosen caSchedule of Events subject to change without notice reer areas. The 2011/12 All Entertainment is FREE!! winners include Robert 6:30................Quarterback Challenge (Presented by Moeller Lee, Electrical Trades, FRIDAY SCHEDULE - JUNE 22 Door & Window Inc.) 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tional opportunities of the Upper Valley Career Center students. Haak presided at the Convocation assisted by Superintendent Dr. Nancy Luce; and Administrators Matt Meyer, Joe Davis, Stephanie Johnson, Dr. Gene Cordonnier, Deb Holthaus and Terry Krogman. High School faculty members presented seniors with their Certificates. Award of Distinction were presented to the top students in each career and technical program. Local students receiving awards were: Ag and Power Technologies, Brandon Ike, Houston; Architecture & Mechanical Design, Alex Hale, Sidney; Business and Financial Management, Taylor Wallace, Botkins; Computer Information Technologies, Brad Goldschmidt, Fort Loramie; Electrical Trades, Robert Lee, Jackson Center; Electronic Applications, Dustin Murray , Fairlawn; HVAC Technologies, Derek Aikin, Jackson Center; Interactive Media, Paxton Edwards, Fairlawn; Landscape Management, Alex Wood, Anna; PreEngineering Technology, Matt Carter, Fort Loramie; Welding Technologies, Cody Davis, Sidney. This year the Upper Valley Career Center seniors have earned scholarships to continue their post-secondary education. Those presented at Convocation were: Upper Valley Career Center Foundation Scholarship: Paxton Edwards, Interactive Media, Fairlawn High School, $1,000; and Alex Wood, Landscape Management, Anna, $1,000 The McColloch-Baker Scholarship: Brandon Ike, Ag Power, Houston High School The Award of Merit is awarded by the State Board of Education. Students must competed a career-technical workforce development program, specified academic units, have excellent attendance, and a two-year goal of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Fifty-one students have earned this award. Local students receiving the award were: Kaylee Adkins, Cosmetology, Houston; Mallorie Bell, Medical Technologies, Houston; Amanda Bergman, Medical Technologies, Houston; Timmy Burch, Building and Ground Maintenance, Jackson Center; Matthew Carter, Pre-Engineering Technology, Fort Loramie; Amy Clark, Environmental Occupations, Sidney; Noah Clark, HVAC/R, Houston; Crystal Davis, Medical Technologies, Sidney; Joshua Dulaney, Medical Technologies, Houston; Paxton Edwards, Interactive Media, Fairlawn; Veronica Eilerman, Teacher Academy, Fort Loramie; Andrew Gaier, Architectural & Mechanical Design, Fort Loramie; Bradley Goldschmidt, Computer Information Technology, Fort Loramie, Brandon Ike, Ag & Power Technology, Houston; Ashley Jacobs, Medical Technologies, Houston; Monica Kislig, Culinary Arts, Sidney; Cori Lenhart, Cosmetology, Houston; Victoria Long, Auto Collision Repair, Fort Loramie; Danielle Moses, Medical Technologies, Houston; Kaitlin Powell, Early Childhood Care, Fairlawn; Timri Sadler, Teacher Academy, New Bremen; Jessica Schafer, Environmental Occupations, Russia; Taylor Steward, Landscape Management, Fairlawn; Mary Stickel, Teacher

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Rematch set for regional crown Cavs strike early, win 6-2 BY ROB KISER Ohio Community Media SPRINGFIELD — Freshman Greg Spearman jumpstarted the Lehman baseball team with a leadoff homer as the Cavaliers jumped out to a 3-0 first inning lead and never trailed in a 6-2 win over Cincinnati Christian in a Division IV regional semifinal Thursday at Carelton Davidson Stadium. Lehman, 22-5, will play Minster in a rematch of last year’s regional final at 5 p.m. today. Minster beats Southeastern 6-3 in the second game Friday. “Hopefully, we will take our game to another level,” centerfielder Ben Weber said. Ironically, before the game, college scouts were checking out the seniors on the Lehman roster — when Cavalier coach Dave King gave them some advice. “I told them to circle the names of the three freshman (Greg Spearman, A.J. Hemmelgarn, Cole Proffitt),” King said. “I told them I think those three guys are going to be pretty good in three years.” And it didn’t take Spearman long to show why. He greeted Cougar pitcher Tyler Begley with a line drive that carried over the 340 mark in left field to quickly make it 1-0. “That was pretty amazing,” Spearman said. “My first high school home run. I never ex-

pected that — especially considering the dimensions here. It is only 325 down the line at Lehman and I haven’t even hit a home run in batting practice.” Left fielder Tanner Begley’s first step was in, before he began a fruitless chases of Spearman’s shot. “I knew it was over his head, but I wasn’t sure it was out,” Spearman said. “I saw coach King signal to me it was a home run. To be honest, I didn’t know what to think.” But the Cavaliers weren’t done yet. DJ Hemm followed with a single and Weber ripped a double over the centerfielder’s head to score Hemm. With two outs, Hemmelgarn continued to show his ability to hit in the clutch, with a RBI single. Tyler Begley settled down after that and the Cougars began to scratch their way back into the game. The scored a run on two singles in the second and added an unearned run in the third to get within 3-2. And Cincinnati Christian, who has a propensity to bunt, threatened to do more damage in the fourth. The eight and nine hitters (Matt Craig, Jonathan Burkett) both reached on bunts, to put runners on first and second with no outs and the top of the order up. “You have to be prepared, because you never know what they are going to do,” Smith

said. “I seemed to be having more trouble with the bottom of the order.” But Smith struck out the top three batters in the order in succession to end the threat, reacting with a fist pump after striking out leadoff batter Cody Leach for the first out. He ended the rally with a strikeout looking of Ryan Arrington, the first of two times he would strike him out. “That’s what Alex Smith does,” King said. “We struck out their stud (Ryan Arrington) twice. I felt pretty good about that. And our pitching coach Rob Fridley called a great game today. We are fortunate to have him.” Lehman made it 4-2 in the fifth. Weber singled with two outs and was on second after Gilardi walked. Hemmelgarn hit a ground ball to the shortstop Arrington and Weber timed his run towards third base to screen Arrington from the ball until the last possible second. The ball went off Arrington’s glove and Weber hustled home with an insurance run. “That’s just the way it worked out,” Weber said. “Then I saw coach (King) waving me in as I rounded third.” In the home fifth, Isaiah Haley had a leadoff single, but Mike Ullery/Ohio Community Media Proffitt cut pinch runner Dale LEHMAN’S BEN Weber hauls in a fly ball in centerfield in reBelzer down trying to steal. gional semifinal action against Cincinnati Christian Thursday See CAVS/Page 15 in Springfield. Lehman won 6-2.

’Cats win 6-3 over SE BY KEN BARHORST SPRINGFIELD — Southeastern must have liked its chances heading into Thursday’s Division IV Regional semifinal baseball game, with ace pitcher Jordan Hitt on the mound. After all, Hitt came into the game with a 1.03 earned run average, and was striking out about two batters per inning. But Minster coach Mike Wiss had his Wildcats ready, and that, coupled with shoddy defense by the Trojans, led to a 6-3 victory for the defending D-IV state champions. The win puts Minster at 23-6 on the season and sets up a rematch with backyard rival Lehman for the regional title and a berth in the state tournament. The two meet today at 5 p.m. at Springfield’s Carlton Davidson Stadium. Minster wound up with eight hits off Hitt, and constantly put the ball in play, which led to some costly miscues by Southeastern. Hitt struck out only three in the game. “He’s a nice pitcher,” Wiss said of Hitt. “He had 120 strikeouts in about 60 innings, so we worked all week in taking the ball to the opposite field. We worked on getting our foot down quicker and keeping our shoulder down.” Minster struck first, getting two in the second inning on a walk, an RBI triple by Ryan Hoying, and a wild pitch. It stayed that way until the fourth, when the Trojans plated three to take a 3-2 lead. A walk and a bloop single were followed by a sinking liner to left that Hoying made a dive for but was unable to

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MINSTER’S DOUG Huber tries to avoid the tag of Southeastern’s Luke Pavlatos on a play at the plate. Huber was trying

to score on a single by Ethan Wolf, and was called out, though it appeared the tag was missed.

keep in front of him. Two scored on the play, and another run came home on a base hit. Wiss talked about coming right back after giving up those runs. Minster was unable to do so, but it took what appeared to be a bad call at home plate to keep the Wildcats from scoring. After an out, Doug Huber, Hoying and Ethan Wolf all singled. Huber tried to score on Wolf ’s hit, and it looked like he did just that. But the umpire said the catcher tagged him out. To the Wildcats’ credit, they didn’t let it get to them, and they seemed to get a lift from from some poor baserunning on the part of the Trojans. Caleb Diamond led off with a long shot to the gap in left-center for a double. But the next hitter lined softly to

4-3. Then came an error on a grounder to second that allowed Poeppelman to come home with the third run of the inning. Minster then tacked on an insurance run in the sixth. Drew Elson doubled with one out and Eilerman singled him to third, Eilerman taking second when the cutoff was missed. A suicide squeeze failed and Elson was out, but after an intentional walk to Niemeyer, Poeppelman’s grounder was booted, allowing another run to come home. Huber went the first four and Austin Knapke the final three, and they limited Southeastern to just five hits. Minster continues to thrive even though ace pitcher Niemeyer is unable to go on the mound because of an injury.

second. The ball was caught, and Diamond was well off the bag at second and doubled up easily, ending any threat. Then in the bottom of the fifth, Southeastern imploded defensively and the Wildcats struck for three to retake the lead. Jay Eilerman doubled down the right field line to open the inning, and after being sacrificed to third, he scored on Adam Niemeyer’s single. Devon Poeppelman then lifted a routine fly ball to left, but it was dropped, putting runners on the corners. Minster took the lead on a squeeze bunt by Huber. Then came a passed ball, with Niemeyer breaking for third. The catcher then threw the ball into left field, allowing Niemeyer to score to make it

“Doug did what he’s supposed to do,” said Wiss of Huber. “Two times through the order. And then we bring in Austin.” Hoying had a single to go with his triple for the Wildcats, and Eilerman had a single and a double. Drew Elson also had a double for Minster. Meanwhile, Wiss said he knows what to expect today. “I know what Lehman will bring, and that’s a lot of energy and intensity,” he said. “Because that’s how (coach) Dave King is.” The linescore: R H E Southeastern ..........000 300 0_3 5 4 Minster....................020 031 x_6 8 0 Hitt (LP) and Pavlatos; Huber, Au. Knapke (5) (WP) and Wolf. Records: Minster 23-6, Southeasern 20-10. Next game: Today, 5 p.m. at Springfield vs. Lehman, regional championship


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Badin brings Versailles’ Almirola on pole for Coca-Cola 600 season to an end, 5-1 KYLE SHANER Ohio Community Media XENIA — Versailles had some lapses while Hamilton Badin played almost flawlessly as the Tigers lost 5-1 in a Division III regional semifinal baseball game Thursday afternoon in Xenia. Versailles was limited to five hits on the afternoon and committed two errors. Meanwhile, Badin collected nine hits and only made one error while turning two double plays, picking a runner off first base and making multiple diving catches. Versailles coach Mitch Hoying said it simply came down to Badin outplaying Versailles Thursday. “Obviously we didn't help our selves defensively; we had some lapses,” Hoying said. “But then at the same time we kind of gutted it out, kept the game close, kept it to the point where if they had a breakdown we could have taken advantage of it. But not only did they not have a breakdown, they made some plays.” Versailles missed a big scoring opportunity in the top of the first inning. The Tigers loaded the bases with an infield single from Lee Kindell and Ethan Bruns and Dominic Richard both being hit by pitches. But Badin got out of the inning and the Tigers stranded three runners. In the bottom of the second inning, Badin got on the scoreboard as the Rams got a leadoff triple and a sacrifice fly to take a 1-0 lead. In the third inning, Versailles was able to tie the game. Mike Rutschilling got on base to begin the inning and advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Kindell and a sacrifice fly by Bruns.

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VERSAILLES CATCHER Mike Rutschilling takes the throw too late to stop a Hamilton Badin runner from scoring in Division III Regional baseball action in Xenia Thursday. The Tigers lost 5-1. Zach Niekamp then drove in Rutschilling to tie the game at 1-1. In the bottom half of the third inning, Versailles switched from Niekamp to Bruns on the mound after a leadoff single on which the batter advanced all the way to third on an error in the outfield. “They were getting some good swings off Zach,” Hoying said. “Just trying to change the pace up, playing to win today, worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. We felt like Ethan would give us a little better chance. He stemmed the tide a little, but ultimately they got the hits they needed, they executed the bunt game on

the safety-squeeze play.” Bruns got one out and gave up a walk before Badin laid down a bunt and brought the runner home from third base to regain the lead at 2-1. Badin added some insurance runs in the fourth and sixth innings. In the fourth, Badin got a leadoff double and a hit batter to give the Rams two runners with no outs. They then got a single and a sacrifice fly to bring in both runners and make it 4-1. In the sixth inning, Badin got three consecutive one-out singles to bring in another run and make it 5-1. “They hit it hard more than we did,” Hoying said.

Offensively Versailles stranded five runners in the game. Badin also turned double plays in the fifth and sixth innings after leadoff singles by Versailles. “Defensively they made every play,” Hoying said. “Give them the credit they deserve.” Versailles had a great year and did a good job of competing in its league, winning Midwest Athletic Conference, sectional and district championships, Hoying said. “Just ran into a tough match up today, a good Badin team that has a really nice chance to play tomorrow,” Hoying said. “I'm sure they'll play well again.”

Mesoraco’s slam gives Reds win

CAVS Lehman added two more runs in the seventh off reliever Leach. Spearman singled and came around to score on a wild pitch, while Weber drilled his second double and after an infield single by Gilardi, Weber scored when Hemmelgarn reached on an error to make it 6-2. Even though it didn’t look like Smith would need them as he mowed his way through the order. He retired eight of the last nine batters he faced and finished with 13 strikeouts, including eight over the last four innings. He hurled a sixhitter. “Alex didn’t have his

their longest winning streak since August 2010 when they started their push toward the NL Central title. The teams combined for 16 homers — 13 solo shots — accounting for 21 of the 24 runs in the series. Mesoraco connected off Kris Medlen, who relieved Randall Delgado (2-5) with the bases loaded in the sixth. Drew

From Page 14 A game, but he battled out there,” King said. “I don’t know if it is having a week off — but he got his 12th win. At one point I told him, we got you three runs — I don’t know how many more we are going to get, but that really ought to be enough. He got the job done and that’s the bottom line. He threw 140 pitches — and if I need him tomorrow, I will use him.” The linescore: R H E Lehman ......300 010 2_6 9 2 Cin. Chris. ..011 000 0_2 6 3 Smith (WP) and Proffitt; Begley and Haley Records: Lehman 22-5. Next game: Today, 5 p.m. at Springfield Carlton Davidson Stadium vs. Minster, regional championship

Anna’s Spicer state qualifier Ryan Spicer of Anna also qualified for the state track meet in Division III Wednesday, but was not mentioned in

Thursday’s paper. He finished in second place in the discus at Troy with a distance of 153-10.

Stubbs added a solo shot for Cincinnati. Homer Bailey (3-3) gave up four hits in six innings, including Michael Bourn’s two-run homer. Bailey got backto-back wins for the first time this season, coming off a victory in Yankee Stadium on Saturday. Logan Ondrusek pitched the ninth for his second save in three chances, giving up a pair of singes before getting a double play. The Braves have their first four-game losing streak since they dropped the first four games of the season. They’ll remember this one as four bad days in one of the majors’ most homer-friendly ball-

parks. In a free-swinging series, they couldn’t keep up. It didn’t help that they were missing two of their top hitters. Third baseman Chipper Jones was limited to one pinchhit appearance because of a bruised left calf. Catcher Brian McCann missed the last three games with an illness. Cincinnati won the series opener with four solo homers, three of them in a row. Todd Frazier’s solo shot in the ninth on Wednesday night sent them to a 2-1 win, the first game-ending homer of his career. Frazier also doubled home the first run off Delgado.

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Distance: 1.5 miles Race: 600 miles Laps: 400 laps Race schedule: Thursday, practice (Speed, 3:30-5 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 7-8:30 p.m.); Saturday, practice (Speed, 10-11 a.m., 1-2 p.m.); Sunday, race, 6 p.m. (FOX, 5:30-10:30 p.m.) Next race: FedEx 400, June 3, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Del. SOURCE: NASCAR


“It’s been a huge honor for me from day one to come to this organization, not just to drive at Richard Petty Motorsports but to drive the No. 43 car, probably the most iconic car in the history of our sport,” Almirola said. “For him to allow me to do that is really special. It’s a huge honor to be able to put that No. 43 car back on top of the board. I know it’s qualifying and we want to be able to do this after the race, but it’s a start.” The No. 43 car has won 122 poles, 114 of those by driven by Petty himself. Almirola credited new crew chief Mike Ford, who joined the team for the Talladega race, for making changes to the car that worked. “He was like, ‘I’m going to step off the island this week. It may or may not work but we didn’t run good enough last week for it to matter,’” Almirola said. “So we came back this week with something totally different and it’s paid off. It’s really a fast car.” Said Ford: “We’ve got the balance right and we’ve got speed.” After qualifying Petty stood next to Almirola in victory lane and asked the youngster if he scared himself running so fast in qualifying. “I told him, ‘Well no, when they drive good they’re not really that scary,’” Almirola said.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie catcher Devin Mesoraco capped a series full of homers with his first career grand slam on Thursday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves. The Reds completed their first four-game sweep of the Braves in Cincinnati since 1980 at Riverfront Stadium. They’ve won six straight,

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It’s been awhile, but Richard Petty has bragging rights once again in Charlotte. Aric Almirola took the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 192.940 mph Thursday night and teammate Marcus Ambrose finished second at 191.598, giving Petty a front-row sweep at Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR’s longest race. “Hey ya’ll,” Petty said to reporters as he walked into press conference and took a spot behind the table in the front of the interview room. “Haven’t sat up here in a while.” Petty won a Sprint Cup-record 123 poles during his career. But his No. 43 car hasn’t sat on the pole at the Coca-Cola 600 in 46 years. “This really makes me feel good because our guys have been working hard for a long time and they finally got a little recognition,” Petty said. “It shows what these guys have been doing is right. Tonight the circumstances were right. It’s a confidence builder for us, even though it’s just qualifying. We have bragging rights for a couple of days here anyway, so that makes all of us feel good.” Almirola, gearing up for his first series race at Charlotte, got his first pole by taking advantage of cooler track conditions late in qualifying. Jimmie Johnson, who won last week’s All-Star race, qualified third, followed by Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer. Mark Martin will start sixth and Kasey Kahne seventh, followed by Denny Hamlin, Paul Menard and Regan Smith. Kurt Busch will start at the back of the field after wrecking in qualifying. Danica Patrick qualified 43rd for her first Coca-Cola 600. Almirola said he was “honored” to give Petty Motorsports the pole in Charlotte in a race Petty considers the secondbiggest on the NASCAR circuit behind only the Daytona 500.

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Students make dean’s list FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Rebecca Burch, of Anna, Wesley Hunsucker, of Sidney and Alex Lachat, of Russia, were recently named to the dean’s list at the University of St. Francis for the fall 2011 semester.

Students earn degrees COLUMBUS — The Ohio State University has issued the list of seniors and graduate students who received degrees at the winter quarter commencement exercises. They are Matthew William Elsass, Anna, bachelor of science in agriculture cum laude; Eric Michael Daulton, Sidney, Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering cum laude; Ryan Daniel Krivacek, Sidney, Associate of Srts; and Alex Henry Hoying, Fort Loramie, Bachelor of Arts.

Shepard named Top Scholar DAYTON — Lynsey Lee Shepard, of Lakeview, was recently honored as one of six Top Scholars by the Wright State University Parents Association and the Wright State University Friends of the Libraries. Shepard is a senior and is attending the Raj Soin College of Business. Shepard was personally selected by her college dean’s office from a list of seniors with GPAs of 3.6 or higher. Each year since 1995, the Parents Association purchases a book in each scholar’s name in his or her subject area for addition to the University Libraries’ collections. The scholar is named on a bookplate and in the online catalog record for their book. Shepard’s book is “Creating a Balanced Scorecard for a Financial Services Organization” by Naresh Makhijani and James Creelman.

Team places 4th LIMA — Rita Schulze and Tabitha Shonk, of New Bremen, competed on the Financial Analyst Team from the University of Northwestern Ohio during the Business Professionals of America’s National Contest held recently in Chicago. Their team placed fourth in the competition. More than 6,000 students from across the nation competed at the conference.

3 receive scholarships COLUMBUS — Three local students recently received scholarships for studies in agriculture and natural resources at the Ohio state University. Meghan Bennett, of Houston, attends Lehman Catholic High School and received the College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Merit Scholarhip for $3,000. Gabrielle Buehler and Devon Alexander, both of Anna, received the CFAES Merit Scholarship for $1,000.

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Fallen heroes to be honored with Memorial Day services BY TOM BARNETT tbarnett@sdnccg,com Sidney and neighboring communities will once again honor fallen heroes this Memorial Day Weekend. Monday at 8:30 a.m. parade components gathering on the south side of the Shelby County Courthouse in Sidney will be welcomed by opening remarks from Shelby County Commissioners. Chris North of the Veterans Service office will give the call to order and the Sidney High School band will play the National Anthem. The Rev. Jon Schriber of St. John’s Lutheran Church will lead prayer and Bill Ross will read General Logan’s Orders. The speaker will be LCT Larry Morris, U.S. Army, retired, an “Operation Enduring Freedom” veteran. Navy Mothers will lay wreaths and Carleen Pettit, a Gold Star wife, will represent the Gold Star Mothers. The American Legion Post Firing Squad and Color Guard will conduct a rifle salute prior to the playing of taps. The Memorial Day parade will follow from the west side of Courthouse Square and proceed to Schultz’s Monument at the Ohio-Main Avenue intersection for the laying of a wreath, rifle salute and taps. The line of march will then continue to the veterans section of Graceland Cemetery for a call to order by North and the Na-

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GRACELAND CEMETERY will soon be filled with flags like this one when Boy Scouts place them next to the graves of veterans Saturday in preparation for Memorial Day. tional Anthem by the high school band. Rev. Schriber will offer prayer and Carl Zimmerman will read Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Wreaths will then be presented by various service organizations. A rifle salute and taps by the Legion squad will conclude services. Port Jefferson In Port Jefferson, a Memorial Day service will be held at Glen Cemetery Sunday at 2 p.m. with Jim Hall as master of ceremonies and speaker. Pastor Dave Clem of Spring Creek Christian Church will provide a prayer and benediction. The American Legion Post 217 Color Guard will place the flag and provide a salute to fallen veterans. Pasco A Memorial Day Service will be held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Cedar point Cemetery in Pasco. The speaker will be Mike Clark and Pastor David Brisker of Pasco United Methodist Church will also speak. A color guard and the Fairlawn High School band will also participate. Franklin Township Pearl Cemetery at 11095 County Road 25A, will have a Memorial Day service Monday at noon. It will be a full service with a salute to veterans and taps. Plattsville Ed Ball, Shelby County Veterans Service officer will be the speaker during Memorial Day services at Plattsville Cemetery Sunday

morning at 11:30 a.m. American Legion Post 217 firing squad and honor guard will participate and Pastor Larry Grunden of Greenview United Church of Christ will offer invocation and benediction. Dayton VA The Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center and Dayton National Cemetery will be presenting their annual Memorial Day program, “Honoring Our Fallen Warriors,” Monday at 11 a.m. at Dayton National Cemetery, 4100 W. Third St. adja-

cent to the VA Medical Center. The keynote speaker will be Charlie Cooper, Major General, retired, Ohio National Guard. Botkins Anna/Botkins Heiland American Legion Post 446 will conduct a Memorial Day service Monday at 10 a.m. in the Botkins High School Gymnasium. The service alternates each year between the two villages. Shelby Memory Gardens Ernie Jones, pastor of New Life Church in Port Jefferson, will lead a Memorial Day service Monday at 11 a.m. at Shelby Memory Gardens, 8347 State Route 705. Minster On Sunday, St. Augustine Catholic Church will have a special Mass at 10 a.m. for veterans. Veterans should arrive at the church vestibule by 9:45 a.m. On Monday at 11 a.m., the church will have a service to honor deceased veterans. The speaker will be the Rev. Tom Beischl, a chaplain and World War II veteran. A 21gun salute will follow. The public is invited to the service. A dinner for veterans, their wives and widows of deceased veterans will follow at noon.

Memorial Day closings Offices of the city of Sidney, Shelby County Commissioners, Board of Elections, Chamber of Commerce and West Ohio Development Council will all be closed for Memorial Day May 28. Sidney Municipal Court will be closed with arraignments to be heard on Wednesday. The Sidney Post office will be closed and no mail will be delivered. Amos Memorial Library, the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County and the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA will all be closed for the holiday. The Shelby County Recycling Center’s curbside pickup will be on Tuesday in Anna and Kettering and on Wednesday in Jackson Center. Pickups in Fort Loramie and Russia will be as usual. All local banks will be closed, including the branches inside Kroger and Walmart. Kroger and Walmart, Sidney Foodtown and Sav-A-lot markets will be open Memorial Day. Woody’s Market will be closed. CVS Pharmacy and the Walmart Pharmacy will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Kroger Pharmacy will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Walgreens Pharmacy from from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Medicine Shoppe and Bunny’s will both be closed for the holiday. The Sidney Daily News will publish a Monday newspaper. The newspaper office will be closed, but subscribers with delivery issues may call the office at 498-5939 from 6 to 10 a.m.

New state law in effect for nuisance, dangerous dogs BY TOM BARNETT

the county auditor’s office for approval. Frey said she has particiCounty health departpated in a number of Columments, law enforcement bus meetings with the agencies, dog wardens, courts County Dog Wardens Associand county auditors will all ation regarding interpretabe involved in Ohio’s new vi- tions of the law. cious dog law that went into Under the new law, county effect Tuesday. auditors will be responsible The new law, Ohio Sub. for dangerous dog registraH.B. 14, removes pit bulls tions and collecting the refrom the state’s definition of quired $50 fee. Dog owners dangerous and vicious dogs. will have to show proof of a They will no longer be conrabies vaccination, proof the sidered vicious solely for dog has been spayed or their breed and the mandaneutered, embedded with a tory liability insurance remicrochip and ensure the dog quirement for dog owners is wears a special dangerous eliminated. dog tag. The new law establishes Dog wardens will have to penalties for animals identi- be notified immediately by fied as nuisance, dangerous owners if a dangerous dog is or vicious dogs, but apparloose or unconfined, if the ently fails to designate who dog bites a person and if the is “driving the bus” for endog attacks another animal forcement. while off premises. “We’ll enforce it as it reads Law enforcement will be in Shelby County,” Sheriff’s involved because officers can deputy Cami Frey, the designate a dog as a nuisance county’s Dog Warden, told a but must show clear and conreporter this week after vincing proof in court. sending enforcement plans to Nuisance dog classifica-

tion will be for canines that have chased or attempted to bite people without provocation while off their owners’ premises. The Dangerous dog category covers animals that have had multiple nuisance violations or have injured people or killed another dog while away from their owners’ premises. Vicious dog classification will be for dogs that have killed to cause serious injury to a person without provocation while away from their owners. Owners of dogs in all three classifications would face certain requirements for the handling of their pets, with criminal penalties for failing to do so. Owners of dogs who receive three citations will be required to pay a $50 fee in addition to normal dog license fees, for a special tag that would be worn by the dog. If a vicious dog, not ordered destroyed by the courts, is given or sold to an-

other person, the new owner must be notified the dog has been so-classified Dangerous dogs will need to be in a locked pen with a top or in a yard with a locked fence. Off premises, they will need to be on a chain-link leash or a tether no longer than six feet. Within 10 days of the ownership transfer of a dangerous dog, the new owner must be notified of the dog’s classification, as does the board of health and the dog warden in the county where the dog will reside. Notifications are mandatory and there are criminal penalties for failing to do so. The owner or keeper of a dog that has been declared a nuisance by law enforcement officers may dispute the designation. Exceptions to the new law are police dogs performing official duties, dogs that are hunting or being trained for hunting purposes and dogs that bite or attack someone who is trespassing.

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“The 13U Ohio Dirtbags baseball team went undefeated during the fourth annual Mother's Day is for Mom Baseball Tournament held May 11 and 12 in Dayton. The Dirtbags allowed only one run in pool play, outscoring the West Chester Ohio Heat 23 to 1 in extra innings. The Dirtbags closed the deal with Austin McLain scoring the winning run on a wild pitch. The 2012 Ohio Dirtbags players are Mike Burton, Josh Abbott, Bryce Kleiber, Austin McLain, Koki Tashiro, Naiki Tsukahara, Alby Baker, Donovan Martinez, Parker Riley, Darryl McNeal, Cole Hofmann and Nathan Blei.” - Jackie Riley, of Sidney


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TODAY IN HISTORY CROSSWORD HOROSCOPE Friday, May 25, 2012 Today Friday, May 25, should is do quite well in the year You the 146th day of 2012. There ahead with endeavors that allow you to use a lot of creativity, it yours or are 220 days left inbethe year. someone else’s. You’ll be fully preToday’s Highlight in Hispared and ready to expand upon othtory: ers’ ideas without depleting their On May 25, 1787, the Contalents. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) —began If you stitutional Convention insecure for some reason, be careatfeelthe Pennsylvania State ful not to slip up and try to impress House (Independence Hall) in false airs or pretenses. others with Philadelphia You’re perfectlyafter good enough being justdelthe way youhad are.shown up for a quoegates (June 21-July 22) — You’ll CANCER rum. (The Convention ended be sorry if you confuse wishful thinkfour laterinsights. with the deling months with intuitive If your egates theyou’ll Constituhunchesadopting don’t play out, end up being and States.) sorely disaption of unhappy the United pointed. On this date: LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — It’s more ■ likely In that 1810, Argentina than you might not be as began its the revolt against good at reading intentions of others as you rule think you are.the Don’tformmake Spanish with mistake judging your friends’ the of ing the of Primera Junta in actions in advance. Buenos Aires. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — It might ■ a In 1895, take lot more effort playwright than usual to convince your close Oscar Wilde was associates convictedthat of idea and conceptsin areLondon; good. Peoayour morals charge ple in general tend to be a bit more he was than sentenced two skeptical usual at thisto point. years prison. LIBRAin(Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Play it smart don’tthe offerChicago any unsolicited ■ Inand 1916, Tribadvice to co-workersan regarding someune published interview thing you know little about. If you’re with Henry Ford wrong, it’ll make you in lookwhich bad. the automobile industrialist was SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Treat the property of others with the same quoted as saying, “History is care and respect you show to all your more or less bunk. It’s tradipossessions. If a mishap should occur tion. Wecarelessness, don’t want through youtradition. will be held We want to live in the present accountable. SAGITTARIUS 23-Dec. 21) — and the only (Nov. history that is Don’t make the mistake of assuming worth a tinker’s dam is the hisyour mate will automatically be in actory today.”a vital matcordwe withmake you regarding ■ Don’t In 1935, Babe Ruthcheck hit ter. be sorry afterward, first714th and avoid some serious conflict. the and final home run 19) — ofCAPRICORN his career,(Dec. for 22-Jan. the Boston Have all the instructions in front of Braves, a gametoagainst the you whenin attempting do something Pittsburgh Pirates. new and difficult. If your memory is faulty, you1942, might not be able to correct ■ In U.S. Army Lt. any mistakes on your part. Gen. Joseph Stilwell, frustrated AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Steer over driven outinofwhich Burma clearbeing of an involvement the by Japanese during elements of chancetroops are extremely pronounced. Regardless of how lucky World War II, bluntly told you reusually are, the odds might not hold porters in Delhi, India: “I claim up this time. we got a (Feb. hell 20-March of a beating.” PISCES 20) — Your ■ In 1946, who Transjordan advice to someone needs a lot of counsel might not be sound.aIn your (now Jordan) became kingdesire to spare this person any pain, dom as it proclaimed its new you might not be as frank as you monarch, should be. Abdullah I. ■ In(March 1961,21-April President John ARIES 19) — Watch comes out of your mouth very F.what Kennedy told Congress: “I closely. Usually you’re pretty good at believe that this nation keeping promised secrets, but during should commit to this cycle you could easilyitself slip and tell what you shouldn’t. achieving the goal, before this TAURUSis (April 20-May 20) — decade out, of landing a Sharpen up if you find yourself negoman on the moon and returntiating with a shrewd horse trader. If ing safely thedesire earth.” youhim are not careful,toyour to get a bargain cause to slip and ■ In could 1968, theyouGateway negotiate a way that works Arch in in St. Louis was against dediyou. cated by Vice President HuCOPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature bert Humphrey and Interior Syndicate, Inc.

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Temperatures will climb a bit higher each day through the end of the week. A large area of high pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere is going to dominate Temperature Precipitation Sunrise/Sunset our weather pattern. A weak disturbance may kick off a High Wednesday . . . . . . . . 80 24 hours ending at 7 a.m.none Friday’s sunset . . . . 8:55 p.m. shower on Friday, but it looks Low Wednesday. . . . . . . . . 54 Month to date . . . . . . . . . 2.04 Saturday’s sunrise . 6:12 a.m. like the best chance will stay Year to date . . . . . . . . . . 10.91 Saturday’s sunset . . 8:56 p.m. north of our viewing area. Temperatures by the weekSource: The Sidney Wastewater Treatment Plant, official weather reporting station for end into the 90s! There is Shelby County, and the U.S. Naval Observatory. For current daytime conditions, low/high very little chance of rain temperatures, go to through Memorial Day.



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Consequences of low blood pressure DEAR DR. readings feel tired DONOHUE: I all the time or on am totally familthe verge of passiar with the coning out. Symptosequences of high matic low blood blood pressure, pressure requires but I have treatment. The learned nothing brain suffers, as about low blood do other organs, if pressure. Please To your pressure is too help. — C.S. low to support good ANSWER: their nourishNormal blood health ment by circulatpressure has been Dr. Paul G. ing adequate set at less than amounts of blood. Donohue 120 over 80. PeoWhen large ple who have lower pres- volumes of blood are lost, sures actually appear to when blood vessels dilate lead longer lives. A sys- and pool blood, or when tolic pressure (first num- people are depleted of ber) below 90 (some say fluid, blood pressure falls 80) and a diastolic pres- so low that people lapse sure (second number) into a coma. That state is much lower than 60 are called shock. the usual cutoffs for low Older people someblood pressure. Some peo- times have to deal with ple have readings lower trouble in maintaining than these numbers but blood pressure when they have no symptoms. Those rise from the seated or people are not affected by lying positions. For a their readings. healthy person, that On the other hand, change in posture is most people with lower taken care of by reflexes

that keep blood pressure up when one suddenly stands. For older people whose reflexes are not functioning well, blood pressure drops, and they feel like they are about to pass out. This is called orthostatic (standing upright) hypotension (low blood pressure). DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My 52-year-old husband had a radical prostatectomy due to prostate cancer. Unfortunately, they had to remove nerves that enable an erection. While I am so happy that his life has been saved, I am utterly and completely heartbroken at the demise of our intimate life, which had been so important to us. Will you explain how penile implants work? — R.M. ANSWER: One type of implant is a malleable, semirigid rod implanted in the penis. The rod can

May 25, 1912 The biggest crowd with probably one exception that ever gathered at the C.H. & D. depot greeted former President Roosevelt this morning when he spoke from the rear of his special train in the interests of his candidacy for the Presidency. Possibly the only exception was when the soldiers left Sidney in 1898 for the Spanish American War. The former president, after a few words of greeting, immediately launched into a bitter denunciation of the bosses who are now urging the re-nomination of President Taft. The train made brief stops at Anna and Botkins after leaving Sidney, and the former president spoke briefly at both places. President W. H. Taft will arrive in Sidney at 2:40 p.m. on Saturday over the C. H. & D. railroad. He will speak at the courthouse.

be bent to a horizontal position for intercourse. It’s a reliable device with a long life. Another, more complicated device consists of a small pump placed in the scrotum. A reservoir containing saline (saltwater) is put in the lower abdomen. The reservoir is connected to two soft cylinders that are positioned in the penis. A release button causes the inflow of saline into the cylinders, which produces an erection. Your husband also could try an instrument that creates a vacuum to draw blood into the penis. A ring is then placed around the base of the penis to keep blood in the organ. You and your husband ought to discuss the possibilities with his urologist. It would be best if the doctor had examples of these devices to show you.

May 25, 1937 The filling station of Berger and Ross on Fair avenue opposite the fair ground was broken into and burglarized sometime during the night. The burglary was discovered when Christ Thompson, who has charge of the station, opened for business this morning. About $2 worth of candy, tobacco and cigars were reported missing. The stolen loot was found hidden under the culvert of the B & O railroad later this morning by some boys. ——— Formal opening of the new Chrysler-Plymouth sales room will be held on Saturday according to an announcement from the owners, Glenn Hoover and John Davis, who have located on North Main avenue. Used cars will also be run with Owen Crumbaugh as the service manager. O.A. Woods is to be associated with the company as a salesman. Hoover and Davis come to Sidney from Middletown and both have been in the automobile business for the past fifteen years.

50 Years May 25, 1962 Plans for expansion of the Sidney water works to increase supply and enlarge filtration capacity will be outlined at

the public hearing to be held Monday evening in connection with the regular meeting of the city council. Proposed enlargement of the water works facilities, in the planning stage for more than three years, will represent an expenditure of approximately $550,000. ——— Members of the Sidney Church of Christ will vote Sunday on a recommendation change of names to “First Christian Church.” The change was recommended by the general board at a meeting April 10. Reasons for the change as stated in the bulletin are that a number of churches are now using “Church of Christ” in their name which causes confusion to the general public.

25 Years May 25, 1987 Lewis Blackford, director of business operations for Sidney City Schools, is off work temporarily while recuperating from back surgery. Mrs. Blackford said her husband had surgery last week at Lima Memorial Hospital for a ruptured disk. He has now returned home and is doing well, she said. Blackford is to see his doctor in about one month, she said, to determine when he may be able to return to work. ——— Construction is expected to begin within 30 days on the new Honda of America Manufacturing (HAM) Family Center in Sidney designed to assist Honda employees and their families from Japan in adjusting to American lifestyles. Fair Inc. currently leases space to the HAM Family Center at 1069 Fairington Drive and has signed an agreement to furnish a new building adjacent to the present location, according to Herbert Schlater, president of Fair Inc.

Pause during holiday to thank those who made it possible DEAR ABBY: Remembrance. Would you please The umpire steps remind your out from home many readers plate, removes that the greatest his mask, and gift we can give halts the game so to America’s that everyone fallen is the gift can pause. The of remembrance? crowd rises as The legacy of one with hands Dear those who have over their hearts. Abby died for our freeAlong with MLB, Abigail dom — from the the Ironworkers, R e v o l u t i o n a r y Van Buren Sheet Metal War to the present — is Workers and firefighters something that unions, American Veterstrengthens and unites ans Center, the National Americans. I would like Cartoonists Society and every child to say, “I Bugles Across America know why I am free, and observe the Moment, too. I know who died for my The Moment does not freedom.” replace traditional MeSince 1997, Major morial Day events. It is League Baseball has not an “event” but an stopped all games in act of conscience. progress at 3 p.m. on Me- Throughout our history, morial Day to observe and especially during the National Moment of the past decade, service-

men and women in foreign lands have been dying almost daily to protect freedom and liberty. We encourage all citizens to make every day Memorial Day in their hearts, but especially on Memorial Day itself. May the love of country always bond Americans together. For all of the fallen, let us continue to make this nation one great American family in spirit. To learn more, please go to — CARMELLA LaSPADA, FOUNDER, NO GREATER LOVE DEAR CARMELLA: I’m printing your reminder in advance of Memorial Day so that readers can plan ahead for it. I know many of

them will be interested in observing it. Readers, wherever you are at 3 p.m. local time on Monday, May 28, won’t you join me in pausing for the National Moment of Remembrance and honoring those brave individuals who died for us? And when you do, make a commitment to give back to our country in their memory by putting your remembrance into action. 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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LONDON (AP) — Three bandits were foiled in Britain when their attempt to pry open a stolen cash box ran up against a new security system that slathered the bills with glue. Baffour Amponsah, 25, Brian Ocaya, 28, and Daniel Collins, also 28, were part of a gang that ambushed a cash delivery man working for security company G4S in south London on Jan. 16,

2011. The group stole his cash box but ran into trouble when they retreated to a parking lot to try to open it. Gavin Windsor, a G4S director, said the company's cash boxes had recently been fitted with a new security system which coats the bills with glue — along with dye and a colorless, traceable liquid known as “smart water” — if it is tampered with.

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The Council on Rural Services is seeking a highly motivated selfstarter to successfully oversee and staff our entrepreneurial career development and employment program for youth in Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years experience in business, program operations, and a proven track record of effective communication, networking, and business development skills. A bachelor's degree in business, management or related field is required. Additional desired skills include public speaking, grant writing, recruiting, staffing, mentoring, utilizing volunteers and working with youth. The minimum starting salary is $34,085. To apply send cover letter and resume to:

Community Housing of Darke, Miami & Shelby Counties is seeking a full-time individual to coordinate & provide maintenance services for apartments and houses managed by the agency in the tri-county region.

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Small office looking for administrative staff member to work 10-15 hours a week. Candidate must be personable, positive, able to handle confidential situations and a multitasker. Must have great organization, communication, MS Office, and office equipment skills. See the job description at Please send resume to: mspicer@ -orMarian Spicer Community Foundation of Shelby County 100 S Main Ave. Suite 202 Sidney OH 45365


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SHELBY COUNTY BOARD OF DD PARA-PROFESSIONAL Assists in the instruction of children with developmental disabilities in a preschool setting. Visit: for salary, benefits, position description and application. Send resume/ application or apply at: SCBDD, 1200 S. Childrens Home Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365 Attn: Lisa Brady EOE

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SIDNEY, 117 East Parkwood, Friday only! 7:00am-1:00pm, Brinkmann grill, patio furniture, imac computer, toys, holiday dishes, boys bike, gardening equipment, DS & Wii games, free trampoline you haul, other miscellaneous items

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, 11750 Fair Road. Thursday and Friday 8am-5pm. FUNDRAISER!!! HUGE garage sale! Multiple families, all ages. Brand name teen clothing, DVD's, PS2 games, household items, drum set, classic convertible and more.

SIDNEY 412 S Ohio Ave. Thursday and Friday 9-2 Saturday 8-12. Misses size 8-10 dresses, shoes, prom dress, kids clothes, mens clothes. Home decor, portable DVD player, DVD's, CD's, coats, and more!

SIDNEY 1321 Shroyer Place. Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm, Lamps Scooter, Air conditioners, baseball cards, Wingback chair, baby & toddler toys & clothes 0-3T, Boppy, Stroller- car seat combo, Miscellaneous SIDNEY, 1836 Cheryl Place, Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 8am-2pm, Glider rocker, jogging stroller, high chair, portable crib, walker, bedrail, toys, boys clothes 12 months- 5 years, microwave, DVDs, miscellaneous, Proceeds go to Team Joe WardRelay for Life

SIDNEY 235 Williams Street. Friday 3pm until Saturday 4pm. Baby toys, high top table and stools, air conditioner, entertainment tower, desk and chair, garden tools, mower, refrigerator, chair mat, TV stand, kitchen items, baby clothes. SIDNEY, 2510 Apache Drive. Friday 8am-4pm. Saturday 8am-?, Lights, ceiling fan, curio cabinet, industrial fans, vertical blinds, clothes & miscellaneous

SIDNEY, 555 West Russell Road, Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am?, Girls mirrored vanity, fire place screen, bird cage, wicker hutch, electronic bowling alley, complete Little Pet Shop Play Set, Bratz house/ dolls, childrens clothing, books, stuffed animals, games, puzzles SIDNEY, 733 Chestnut (In alley behind house). Thursday 9pm-5pm. Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday 9am-1pm. Excellent condition brand name clothes (girls newborn-18mos, boys 4-5, adults S-L, girls 10-12 pre-teen), baby accessories and toys, scrubs, soccer cleats, miscellaneous.

SIDNEY, 770 Johnston Drive, Friday, 9am-1pm and Saturday, 9am-4pm. Refrigerator, washer/ dryer, TV, TV stand with shelf stand, Boyd's Bears, men's XXL, women's L-XL, baby mattress never used, pictures and decor, nursing books, fertilizer spreader and more!

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All AGES welcome to apply! Part time, 20 hours per week, Hours will vary, will include evenings and some weekends, Valid drivers license required. See store Manager to apply: Sherwin Williams,1680 Gleason, Sidney, Ohio 45365

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District Sales Manager The Sidney Daily News is accepting applications in our Circulation Department for a PART TIME District Sales Manager servicing Shelby County. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to contracting and working with youth and adult Independent Contract Newspaper Carriers and our valued subscribers, dock management, delivery of routes as well as crewing special event booth and kiosk sales. Ideal candidate will have sales and management background and be computer literate. Position requires reliable state minimum insured transportation with a valid Ohio driver’s license. Please email resume with references to: EOE


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2 BEDROOM, Sidney, 1.5 bath, appliances, laundry hookup, air, no pets, Trash paid, $450, (937)394-7265

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Previous experience working on semi-trailers is a PLUS.

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1 BEDROOM, Northend Sidney, appliances, air, some utilities, laundry facility, NO PETS. $350$375, (937)394-7265

Fill out online or fax the completed application to 937-644-2858. Star Leasing is an equal opportunity employer.


621 ST. MARYS, 3 Bedroom, 1 bath. NO PETS! $450/ month, deposit. (937)498-8000

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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

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

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

St. Marys Avenue Apartments Most utilities paid, off street parking, appliances, NO PETS! 1 bedroom, $425 month (937)489-9921


LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – TEMPORARY STAFFING SERVICES The Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services is seeking proposals from temporary staffing agencies to aid in the delivery of public assistance programs in Shelby County. The temporary staffing agreement may be in effect for the period of July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013. Proposal documents are available electronically or via mail from Nick Finch of the Shelby County Department of Job & Family Services at 227 South Ohio Avenue, Sidney, Ohio 45365; phone (937) 498-4981, ext 245. Completed proposals must be submitted to the above address by 3:00pm, June 8, 2012, to be considered. May 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31 2286633

FOR SALE The Village of Botkins Council has determined that it no longer has need of, and wishes to offer for sale, the following item: a 1969 Howe International Pumper Truck. The item is being sold “as is” with no warranty, expressed or implied. Sealed bids will be accepted until Friday, June 15, 2012, at 1:00 pm., and may be dropped off at (or mailed to) the Village of Botkins Administration Office, 210 S. Mill Street, PO Box 190, Botkins, Ohio, 45306. Bids will be opened at that time and read aloud. The Village of Botkins reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive any irregularities in the bidding process. The truck’s estimated scrap price is $1300. Bids shall be sealed and marked on the outside as “White Pumper”. The dollar figure on the bid note itself shall be written both numerically and in wording (similar to a personal check) to help clarify the exact offer. Any questions can be directed to the Village Administrator at 937-693-4368, M-F, between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm. Jesse Kent Village of Botkins May 25, June 1 2286491

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SIDNEY CITY COUNCIL CITY OF SIDNEY, OHIO Planning Commission Case No. Z-12-01 Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012, as part of the City Council meeting, which begins at 6:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the Sidney Municipal Building, Sidney, Ohio. Council is to make a recommendation in the matter of: THE CITY OF SIDNEY IS REQUESTING THE ADOPTION OF A NEW “ZONE MAP, SIDNEY, OHIO” (ZONING MAP), AS REGULATED BY CHAPTERS 1105 AND 1153 OF THE ZONING CODE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS REQUEST IS TO OFFICIALLY UPDATE ZONING DISTRICT CHANGES THAT HAVE OCCURRED SINCE ADOPTION OF THE CURRENT ZONE MAP (EFFECTIVE MARCH 14, 2011). Any person or persons having an interest in, or being affected by, this matter are welcome to attend the public hearing to express their concern and/or present written statements for City Council to consider in its review of this proposal. Information concerning the matter may be reviewed in the office of Planning and Zoning, Municipal Building. Any person with a disability requiring special assistance should contact me at 498-8131. Barbara Dulworth, AICP Community Services Director May 25


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GREAT LOCATION! AUTUMN PARK SENIOR LIVING West Russell Road, Sidney Live here in this secure, comfortable, 1 Bedroom, Senior community (55+) apartment, Stove, refrigerator, carpet & mini blinds, W/D hookup

2 BEDROOM, NEW! Townhome, 962 Winter Ridge Sidney, 2 bath, 2 car, Air, Stove, Refrigerator, washer/ dryer hookup, lawn care, NO PETS, $850, (937)498-8000

BATTERIES New 6 volt golf cart batteries. $79.99 while supplies last. (937)394-2223

AIR CONDITIONER, window style, works good, $75 (937)418-4639.

3 bedroom house, Sidney. 2 stall detached garage, fenced in backyard, full basement, Central A/C, $675 plus deposit plus utilities 890-5696.

FREEZER Frigidaire upright, frost free, 5 years old. Like new. 13.7 cubic foot. $245, (937)335-7826

We allow your small pet! Call for an appointment or more Info (937)492-3884


• Close to 75 • Toddler Playground • Updated Swimming Pool • Pet Friendly ARROWHEAD VILLAGE APARTMENTS 807 Arrowhead, Apt.F Sidney, Ohio (937)492-5006 ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ●✦

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

LEGAL NOTICE Loramie Township Board of Appeals Loramie Township Board of Zoning Appeals will meet to consider a request from Jeffery M. Barlage, 4630 Darke-Shelby Road, Russia, Ohio, for a Variance to the zoning regulations for a front yard to add on to a garage. The hearing for this variance will be on June 18, 2012 at 8:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at the Township building located at 3505 Russia-Versailles Rd, Russia, OH 45363. The meeting will be open to the public. Larry Philpot, Zoning Enforcement Officer, 937-7733720 May 25

SIDNEY, 415 Riverside Drive, 3 Bedroom, 1 bath, detached garage, eat in kitchen, dishwasher, garbage disposal, w/d hookup, remodeled, good neighborhood, near park and pool, $575 monthly, deposit, plus utilities, no pets, Call: (937)498-0748

Gun & Knife Show Shelby County Fairgrounds, Saturday May 26th, 8:30am-3:00pm and the last Saturday of every month.

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

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, solid cherry, 7'x4', will hold 42" TV, $300. Bookcase, solid cherry, 7'x4', $300. Rocker/ recliner, ocean blue, good shape, $50. Kitchen cabinet, white wood, room for microwave, $100. Christmas tree, 7', pre-lit green with pinecones, 1 year old, $75. New Christmas Village, several buildings, trees, lights, etc, $50. (937)492-8899.

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE, 121 E North Street. 1-8 offices with A/C. Large reception area. $200 monthly (407)579-0874

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

ROOSTERS Assorted. three months old. Free to good home. Call (937)492-7943


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

FREE HAULING! Refrigerators, freezers, batteries, washers, dryers, tanning beds, water heater, metal/ steel. JunkBGone. (937)538-6202 HOME GYM, 3 Station Weider Pro 9645, 2 independent stacks of weights, use for toning, muscle size/ strength & cardio, $250, (937)296-6791 HOSPITAL BED with mattress. Hoyer lift. Wheel chair. (937)492-1120. LOVESEAT, Blue $50.00 OBO (937)498-1020

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SCOOTER, Atlante DX worth over $3000, used very little, inside only, $1200. Drive go lite walker with wheels, $60, like new. Ipod used very little, $120, (937)492-7785.

TRICYCLE, new adult tricycle, $350. Call (937)773-9484.

EXERCISE BIKE New BioDyno 250 Schwinn exercise bike. Paid $500, will let go for $350. (937)552-7657 Judy 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


Power sunroof, seats etc leather, Chrome wheels, Blue, 170,000 miles. Car is ready to go! $3800

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2001 FORD XLS V6 EXPLORER automatic, Carfax, 4 door, AC, power steering, brakes, windows, locks, tilt, cruise, garaged, no rust, AM/FM, $5500 OBO. (248)694-1242

Sharp, chrome wheels, runs great, good gas mileage. $5500 or best offer. (937)526-3308


2002 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE 98,000 miles, black, leather interior, CD, A/C, Onstar, 7 passenger, very well maintained, super clean. $6000 OBO. (937)335-5058

2-tone grey body, great shape, must see! Rebuilt transmission, new parts (have receipts). Can email pics. (402)340-0509

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 POODLE/ SHI-TZU puppies, shots & wormed. Ready May 26th. $50 deposit will hold until then. $200, (419)236-8749. 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

TRAILER, Tandem axle trailer, 6'8" wide, 16' long, flatbed, used to haul bobcats, $1050. Call (937)339-3353



MINI DACHSHUND puppies, short haired. First shots. Reds and piebald. Adorable! Males, $200. Females, $225. (937)418-4353.

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

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

WIRE SAW Gryphon Diamond wire saw for cutting glass. $125. (937)658-3551

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

2006 SUZUKI Burgman 400 scooter. Like new. 2,900 miles. $3800. Get 60 miles per gallon! (937)538-0650

1996 COLEMAN Cheyenne popup, stove, sink, awning, new tires, nonsmoking unit, front storage, stored indoors, sleeps 6-7, $3100. (937)885-1166.

2008 FORD, F-350, Crew cab Lariat, 4WD, 6.4 turbo diesel, automatic, white, 37,200 miles, $35,250, (937)473-2156

1995 CHEVROLET Handicap van. (937)492-1120

WANTED, Model A cars, engines, wheels, non running, call (937)658-1946, (937)622-9985 after 6pm


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