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COMING SATURDAY Remote Possibilities • Robert Taylor stars in “Longmire” as Sheriff Walt Longmire on A&E. Inside

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Three enter Hall of Honor • Eric Leckey, Mike McRill and Gertrude Nelson will be inducted into the Fairlawn, Green and Perry high schools’ Hall of Honor Saturday. 7

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No wrongdoing Deputies cleared after internal investigation BY KATHY LEESE Two deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office have been absolved of any wrongdoing related to a traffic stop of an Anna police officer last week. The findings were returned following an internal affairs investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff John Lenhart released findings of the investigation Tuesday. The report indicates that on May 24, Deputy Brian Dotson, while on patrol, saw a vehicle pull up to the 47 Bar and Grill in Port Jefferson at 1:30 a.m. The vehicle




stopped and Anna Patrolman Jeff Hodges got out and “looked in the business.” The men in the vehicle were reportedly wanting to eat and although the

lights were off, believed the bar was open. Dotson then “became suspicious and … initiated a traffic stop” after seeing Hodges make a U-turn in the roadway. “During the stop, it was believed that the operator of the vehicle was under the influence and was not issued a citation,” Lenhart reported. Detective Lt. James Frye and Sgt. Tim Bender of the Sheriff’s Office conducted the internal affairs probe, which Lenhart stated “reveals the deputies did perform within the scope of their duties and acted in accordance with the law.” See INVESTIGATION/Page 3A


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Going back to state • The Minster Wildcats baseball team is making a return trip in the state baseball tournament. The defending state champion faces Defiance Tinora Friday at 4 p.m. in the semifinal game. 17

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Murlin George Doseck


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IN THIS April 10 photo, cartoonist Tom Batiuk, creator of the comic strip Funky Winkerbean, inks a strip at the drawing table of his Medina home studio. During its 40-year run on the funny pages, the characters and Batiuk have evolved and so have the story lines, from high school hijinks and awkward teen dating moments to dealing with adult issues like alcoholism, suicide and cancer. His latest hot topic story line during May: two boys who want to go to the high school prom together.

40 years later Funky Winkerbean and its creator graying together BY THOMAS J. SHEERAN MEDINA (AP) — Like two aging baby boomers, “Funky Winkerbean” and creator Tom Batiuk have turned gray and have experienced their share of life’s ups and downs in a 40year run on the funny pages. Batiuk, 65, has morphed his characters over the years from mop-headed beatniks to graying 60-somethings, much like the changes for Batiuk, his hair over his collar in the 1970s but now graying and cut short. The story lines have changed, too, from high school hijinks and awkward teen dating moments in the early years to dealing with more adult issues like alcoholism, suicide and fighting cancer. His latest hot topic story line

during May: two boys who want to go to the high school prom together. The strip debuted in more than 70 papers on March 27, 1972, and has grown to about 400. The first strip introduced the high school-age characters, including Funky (“I’m just an average kid”) and Les (“I really want to be far out like Roland”) and issues important to teens, including meeting a girl, getting a date and dealing with acne. To Batiuk, delving back into the high school years with the gay prom issue underscores the generational changes and contemporary challenges his characters faced once he decided to let them begin aging along with Batiuk and the rest of us. “I had crossed the threshold and I had grown up and

the characters wanted to grow up too, it seemed like,” Batiuk said in an interview in his cozy and bright studio jammed with books and mementos. “Funky Winkerbean” might have a lower profile in mainstream culture than, say, “Doonesbury,” possibly because “Funky” was a gag cartoon in the early years when society was highly politicized in the Vietnam era and has become more issue-oriented since the 1990s, said industry watcher Robert Thompson of Syracuse University. Batiuk has taken Funky, Les and companions up the gym climbing rope in terror, through the ordeal of teen bullying, that first dating kiss and even Lisa’s struggle with cancer. One paper pulled the See FUNKY/Page 4

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday congratulated Mitt Romney on securing the Republican presidential nomination, a gesture coupled with a new line of attack on the GOP challenger that portrays his economic record while governor of Massachusetts as a failure. The president called Romney and told him “he looked forward to an important and healthy debate about America’s future,” Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said. Romney’s campaign said the call was “brief and cordial.” Both men wished each other’s families well during the upcoming race. Romney’s primary win in Texas on Tuesday pushed him past the 1,144-delegate threshold he needed to claim the nomination. Obama took the formal step of congratulating his opponent even as his team looked to shift to the Massachusetts story under Romney. In a fivepage memorandum from senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod, the Obama camp cast Romney as poor steward of the Massachusetts economy during his 2003-2007 tenure as governor. “When it comes to Mitt Romney and his economic philosophy the facts are clear — it didn’t work then, and it won’t work now,” Axelrod wrote. Romney’s campaign, meanwhile, was bringing attention to failed stimulus projects under Obama and federal money given to green energy companies like Solyndra, a solar firm that received hundreds of millions of dollars from the government only to go bankrupt. The competing attack-lines came as Romney pivoted from a long primary slog to the Republican nomination and a new summertime window to sway voters who have not yet fully tuned into the presidential campaign. Romney hopes See OBAMA/Page 5

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sentenced to 90 days in jail on each of two counts of passing bad checks. She will be permitted to complete 80 hours of community service in lieu of 20 days jail on each charge and 60 days may be reconsidered on each sentence. If fines and costs and restitution of $2,459 are paid in full, a total of 120 days jail may be reconsidered. • Montgomery C. Counts, 20, 8926 State Route 274, Kettlersville, was fined $375 and costs, sentenced to five days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for six months for failing a blood alcohol breath test. Jail may be reconsidered if he completes an alcohol intervention program and pays fines, costs and

restitution of $3,700 in full. Charges of driving while under the influence and failing to stop for a traffic light were dismissed at the request of the law director. In Sidney Municipal Court Wednesday morning, Judge Duane Goettemoeller sentenced Matthew C. Padalino, 22, at large, to 12 days in jail previously ordered for a probation violation in a failure to provide a change of address case, also sentencing him to 30 days in jail for contempt of court. Fines and costs were referred to collections. • Allen R. Harris, 38, at large, was sentenced to 12 days in jail previously ordered and 30 days for contempt of court in several domestic


Police log TUESDAY -10:28 p.m.: arrest. Sidney police arrested Jesse Wriston, 24, for carrying a concealed weapon. -5:50 p.m.: contempt. Police arrested Stacy L. Reynolds, 40, on a contempt warrant out of Sidney Municipal Court. -5:18 p.m.: contempt. Police arrested Matthew H. Bateman, 29, on a contempt warrant out of Sidney Municipal Court. -3:04 p.m.: contempt. Police arrested Allen R. Harris, 38, 532 N. Main Ave., Apt. 1, on a contempt warrant out of Sidney Municipal Court. He was transported to the Shelby County Jail. -2:54 p.m.: criminal damaging. Police arrested Jason Kellem, 38, at large, after he reportedly caused damage to a vehicle owned by Jamie Cupp, 620 S. Main Ave. An investigation revealed there were two other vehicles damaged which are owned by William Nuss, 604 S. Main Ave. and Malrenda Johnson, 509 S. Miami Ave. -8:12 a.m.: vandalism. Police responded to the SMS Group, 1085 Fairington Drive, on a report of vandalism. Someone reportedly threw a rock at a window, breaking one and damaging another. Dam-

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Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -10:16 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to the 2500 block of Kuther Road on a medical call. -4:17 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 500 block of Montrose Avenue on a medical call. -1:10 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 1200 block of Hill Top Avenue. -12:06 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 300 block of South Miami Avenue. TUESDAY -6:53 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1200 block of Hill Top Avenue on a medical call. -6:04 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 100 block of South Ohio Avenue. -5:14 p.m.: injury. Medics responded to a report of an injury on the 100 block of Gemini Drive. -3:37 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1500 block of Michigan Street on a medical call. -2:12 p.m.: alarm. Firefighters were dispatched to 815 Oak Ave. on a report of a fire alarm. It was a false alarm.


Accident On Friday at 5:55 a.m., Sidney police responded to a report of a single vehicle accident involving a house on the 300 block of Folkerth Avenue. Police responded to 331 Folkerth Ave. and found a gray, 1991 Chevy Silverado pick-up truck owned by Susan Kleiner, 45, 211 1/2 E. North St. Kleiner was reportedly unconscious in the vehicle but was not believed to be the driver. The vehicle reportedly was headed southbound on Folkerth Avenue when it went off the right side of the road, ran up over a curb, clipped the residence at 405 Folkerth Ave. and then struck the residence at 331 Folkerth Ave. head on. According to reports, Kleiner was a passenger in the vehicle and there were possibly two other people with her. There was a large head strike on the front windshield, a bent steering column and two deep knee strikes. Kleiner had minor injuries and was transported by Sidney paramedics. Officers reportedly checked the area for anyone else who may have been in the vehicle but were unable to locate anyone. No citation was issued due to a lack of evidence of who was driving the vehicle. There were no witnesses and it is not known what time the accident occurred. The truck had severe damage.

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cases. The sentences are to be served consecutively. He may participate in a jail work release program if requirements are met. • Annette Smith, 43, 311 Enterprise Ave., was fined $150 and costs on an amended disorderly conduct charge. • Michelle L. Frew, 41, 811 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. K, was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 90 days in jail on a domestic violence charge that was amended to assault. The court suspended 30 days of the sentence and she was placed on probation for two years. She will be permitted to complete an anger/rage program and individual counseling in lieu of 30 days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full 20 days may be reconsidered. • David E. Beasecker, 42, 312 S. Pike St., Apt.106, Anna, was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail, with credit for one day served, on a domestic violence charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. The court suspended 24 days of the jail sentence providing he has no contact with two individuals in the case and five days jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Sara Burden, 29, of Piqua, was fined $75 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail for failure to register and confine a dog. The court suspended five days of the sentence and if fines and costs are paid in full, five days may be reconsidered. Separate charges of

tenced to 30 days for probation violations on a previous charge of failing a blood alcohol breath test. The sentences are to be served consecutively. • Matthew A. Roe, 22, of Dayton, was fined $150 and costs and ordered to serve 20 hours of community service on a driving while under suspension charge that was amended to failure to display a license. Community service may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Randall CM Leonard, 23, 18100 Rickway Court, was fined $75 and costs for failing to reinstate a license. • Emilyann C. Albers, 25, 715 Johnston Drive, was fined $75 and costs on a driving while under restrictions charge that was amended to failure to display a license. Civil cases Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St.Marys, v. Kevin Gardner, 205 First St., Russia, $267.86. Capital One Bank, Richmond, Va., v. Roxanne E. Knot, 733 Linden Ave., $1,117.42. Funding Midland LLC, San Diego, Calif., v. Gail Epley, 829 S. Miami Ave., $1,173.40. Inifund CCR Partners, Cincinnati, v. Letitia N. Garrett, 432 E. Hoewisher Road, Apt. B3, $6,980.01. Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, v. Robert Clark IV, 8629 Patterson-Halpin Road, $3,311.51. Indland Funding LLC, San Diego, Calif., v. Brenda R. Kipp, 16855 Kettlersville Road, Botkins, $3,937.70.

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Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -4:53 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to the 80 block of Hickory Drive on a medical call. -1:57 a.m.: alarm. Anna Fire responded to 607 E. Main St. on a report of a fire alarm. -12:52 a.m.: medical. Houston Rescue responded to a medical call on the 1300 block of Aiken Road. TUESDAY -9:46 p.m.: medical. Minster Life Squad responded to the 13039 block of Luthman Road on a medical call. -4:44 p.m.: fire. Jackson Center Fire responded to the Jackson Center Swimming Pool, 800 E. Pike St., on a report of a fire in the men’s bathroom. -3:48 p.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to a medical call on the 11500 block of Ohio 66.

inducing panic against Zachary K. Luthman, 23, 800 Doorley Road, were dismissed by the state since he is incarcerated in the state penal system. • Mark A. Opperman, 43, 406 Millette Ave., Anna, was fined $75 and costs on a domestic violence charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. • Jason R. Weidman, 29, 15274 County Road 25A, Anna, was fined $850 and costs, sentenced to six months in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for two years for his third driving while under the influence offense within six years. He will be permitted to continue counseling, as recommended by an agency, in lieu of 90 days jail and 30 days may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. He was also placed on probation for two years. • Wilbert J. Johnson, 45, 631 N. Wagner Ave., was fined $375 and costs, sentenced to 125 days in jail, with credit for two days served, and his driver’s license was for six suspended months for driving while under the influence. He will be permitted to continue and complete counseling in lieu of 60 days jail and 50 days may be reconsidered if he completes an alcohol intervention program and pays fines and costs in full. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $500. • Matthew H. Bateman, 29, 1276 Turner Drive, was sentenced to 20 days in jail previously imposed and also sen-

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In Sidney Municipal Court Tuesday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller fined Joshua A. Root, 33, 626 Buckeye Ave., $150 and costs and sentenced him to 20 days in jail on a charge of obstructing official business that was amended to disorderly conduct. He will be permitted to be examined for mental health purposes in lieu of 10 days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full, 10 days jail may be reconsidered. • Mark R. Long, 48, 211 1/2 E. North St., was fined $75 and costs on a trespassing criminal charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. • Judy L. SkeensMiller, 39, at large, was fined $200 and costs and

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The Cargill Cares Relay for Life team will be holding a night at the movies Saturday. The Auto-vue Drive-in will be hosting the group for the evening. Donations made that night will benefit the American Cancer Society. Movies showing that night will be “The Lorax” followed by “Battleship.” The box office opens at 8:15 p.m.

BOE to meet The Sidney Board of Education will hold a special board meeting to employ personnel on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education Office.

CORRECTION In Wednesday’s Sidney City Council story, the name of new council member Janet Born’s husband Robert was incorrectly given.

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VERSAILLES — Versailles Council awarded some bids at its recent meeting. Village Administrator Randy Gump said a bid from Barrett Paving Materials for $288,089.52 for this year’s street maintenance project, and another was awarded to Finfrock Construction for $139,500 for the Safe Routes to School Phase 2 project. Council also accepted a proposal from Fanning/Howey Associates for electrical engineering services in connection with the Cramer Road electric circuit upgrade at a rate of $55,090.

Council also: • Accepted a proposal from Choice One Engineering for street infrastructure design and construction engineering services for $124,010. • Approved a lease agreement for one year between the village and James Spitzer for the village-owned building and parking lot at 147 N. Center St. • OK’d a real estate conveyance agreement between the village and school board for .9 acre of land to the village to the immediate west of Ward Park. The school, Gump said, will retain its right to use the ball diamond, but it has become the property of the park. • Listened as the mayor proclaimed the week as Emerald

Ash Borer Awareness Week. • Accepted three donations: $100 from Versailles Poultry Days Inc. to both the police department’s DARE Program and $250 for Emergency Medical Services, and $800 from the HOPE Foundation, William Robertson Memorial Fund for the bike rodeo. • Learned that the annual street right-of-way tree trimming project has been completed. • Was informed that the village is scheduled to be fogged for mosquitoes on June 6, beginning at 9 p.m., with fogging to be completed by midnight. In case of inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for the following day to begin at 9 p.m.

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W A PA K O N E T A — Murlin George Doseck, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 10:48 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. Arrangements are being handled through the Bayliff & Eley FuHome, Waneral pakoneta.

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Jan. 13. Bond was continued and he is to have not contact with the victim. Christine E. • Schafer, 32, 5707 Lock Two Road, New Bremen, pleaded not guilty to one count of driving under the influence, a felony of the fourth degree. On April 28, Schafer allegedly operated a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and had previously been convicted of or pleaded guilty to three or more violations within six years. She was previously convicted on Sept. 13, 2010, June 11, 2010 and Nov. 14, 2008. She was released on her own recognizance. • Cary Ludy, 32, at large, pleaded not guilty



to one count of failure to provide change of address, a felony of the third degree. Ludy allegedly told the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office that he resided at 225 Queen St., but according to the indictment, he was not living there. His bond was set at $5,000 cash, surety or 10 percent. • Travis Young, 28, 216 Washington Ave., pleaded not guilty to failure to register, a felony of the third degree. Young allegedly came to reside in Shelby County and failed to register with the Sheriff’s Office. • Charity Wedding, 28, 429 N. Wagner Ave., pleaded not guilty to one count of theft, a felony of the fifth degree. Between


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March 1 and April 30, Wedding allegedly stole $1,800 from Gas America Services. She was released on her own recognizance. • Jimmy Murray, 42, 206 Hall Ave., pleaded not guilty to two counts of burglary, felonies of the third degree and one count of receiving stolen property, a felony of the fifth degree. On April 16 and May 7, Murray allegedly entered the residence at 12520 Wenger Road, Anna, to commit a theft. On April 23, Murray allegedly pawned more than $1,000 worth of jewelry at Cash Land. The jewelry belonged to Diana Erb. Bond was continued and he is to have no contact with the victims.

School to provide student consumption, lunch fund balance information to parents JACKSON CENTER — During its May meeting, the Jackson Center Board of Education approved up to $12,000 for the purchase of a cafeteria/school fee online payment system capable of taking payments and providing student consumption and fund balance information to parents. The actual purchase price is likely to be lower than the allotted amount once negotiations are completed. Board members voted to align with the Shelby County Educational Service Center for the 2012-2013 school year and also approved membership in the in the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the next school year. Principals reported students passed all five OGT tests as fol-

lows: Writing, 88 percent; Reading, 82 percent; Math, 79 percent; Social Studies, 91 percent and Science, 79 percent. In addition to written reports provided to the board, Jeff Reese, high school principal, shared information on a study of advancements in the use of technology. He visited Defiance High School which is talking a different approach to use of technology, including phones in classrooms. Superintendent William Reichert shared that discussions continue and plans are being made for information sharing related to the 0.5 percent earned income tax on the Aug. 7 special election ballot. The meeting included an executive session to discuss the

employment of school employees. The board also approved employment of certified and supplemental staff for the 2012-2013 school year. Stipends were approved for the following supplemental staff : Deanna Rarey and Linda Wahrer, reading program coordinators, $1,000 each; Nancy Meyer, gifted after school, $500; Kassie Schroeder, special education coordinator, $1,500; Cathy Tenney, Webmaster, $1,000; Kevin Britt, Math Counts, $500; Karla Rickert, Power of the Pen, $500; Kim Metz, EMIS coordinator, $4,000; Marilyn Kohler, assistant EMIS coordinator, $1,000. The next board meeting will be June 18 at 7 p.m.

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Frye said Dotson conducted his investigation to determine if Hodges was intoxicated. Although Hodges refused to take a breathalyzer test, which he is not required to by law, Dotson determined Hodges was not intoxicated by performing other tests. “Deputy Dotson performed a nystagmus gaze,” Lenhart stated, with Hodges showing “slight deviation,” which would not have been a reason to issue a citation for an OVI violation. The eye test looks for “jerkytype” movements that can be a sign of intoxication. A passenger in the car with Hodges was determined to be highly intoxicated. Although Hodges had been drinking at some

point prior to the stop, it was determined he was not intoxicated. Dotson reportedly conducted the three phases of an OVI stop and determined there were an insufficient number of indicators to warrant an OVI arrest, Lenhart said. He noted the determination was made by Dotson and Sgt. Scott Atwood, the shift supervisor, who was called to the scene when Dotson realized he had pulled over a police officer. Lenhart said he learned of possible problems with his deputies when he came in to work the next morning. He noted he routinely reviews tapes of traffic stops and goes to dispatch to see if there is anything he should

From Page 1 know about. “Deputy Dotson has been a deputy for 10 years and during this time has made high-profile OVI arrests of public officials and handled those investigations without prejudice, which leads us to the conclusion that had Officer Hodges been intoxicated, he would have been arrested,” Lenhart said. “Both Sgt. Atwood and Deputy Dotson followed procedures for a traffic stop involving suspected OVI violations.” “This is an unfortunate situation for both the deputies and Officer Hodges to have been involved in, but my position is to investigate all complaints against my deputies and see that they continue the high-

est degree of professionalism. I will continue to require my deputies to treat all persons with integrity, respect and fairness. I will also require them to treat all people fairly and equally regardless of stature or position,” Lenhart said. “To paraphrase President Reagan, a good sheriff should ‘trust but verify.’ This is what I set out to accomplish through the internal affairs investigation,” Lenhart said. Hodges, who was cited for making the U-turn, is expected to appear in Port Jefferson Mayor’s Court on June 7. Attempts to contact Anna Police Chief Scott Evans Monday afternoon for comment were unsuccessful.


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Attorneys want inmate’s interview to be reviewed COLUMBUS (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned Ohio inmate have asked the state Supreme Court to allow a psychologist to view the parole board’s interview with the inmate as part of the clemency process. The attorneys say having the psychologist present is needed to determine the mental competency of John Eley, scheduled to die July 26 for killing a Youngstown convenience store owner in 1986. Eley’s mental competency has long been questioned but the prisoner refuses to cooperate with efforts to have him evaluated, the attorneys said in a lawsuit filed ahead of Thursday’s parole board interview. “Every attorney who has represented Mr. Eley has believed him to be mentally ill,” Eley’s federal public defenders said

in the lawsuit. “However, because of his mental illness and borderline intellectual functioning, Mr. Eley refused time and again to cooperate with experts, and has therefore never been fully diagnosed or even evaluated.” Eley, 63, was sentenced to death for the Aug. 26, 1986, fatal shooting of Ihsan Aydah, the 28-yearold owner of Sinjil Market in Youngstown. Eley shot Aydah in the head, and then, with an accomplice, stole Aydah’s wallet and money from a cash register, according to Ohio Attorney General records. Eley’s public defenders make two points: Eley’s mental competency has been questioned back to the days of his trial, and he has refused to cooperate over the years with any attempts to have him tested. Eley has also refused all mental health evaluations while on death row

FUNKY strip during the cancer story line and complained that it wasn’t funny. Himself a cancer survivor, Batiuk said Lisa’s cancer, while traumatic for a funny-page audience resistant to change, opened new opportunities for him. “After that story, I realized that I could go forward,” he said. “It sort of opened the door or me.” Such issues may depress some readers and turn away younger ones, said Charles Coletta, an instructor in pop culture at Bowling Green State University. “He’s dealing with alcoholism and people losing limbs and cancer and all at this stuff,” Coletta said. “I don’t think he’s going to be attracting lots of younger readers with this. It’s all sort of, kind of sad a little bit.” For Batiuk, though, the cartoon’s ups and downs were kind of like growing up and dealing with life. “It became more nuanced and it became more complicated,” he said. “And that’s just a lot of fun. The job became more interesting. That’s probably what drives it, gave me a chance to go into these more complicated, more interesting adult areas.” A strip lasting 40 years is notable but

ranks behind the nearly half-century of “Peanuts” or, with some interruptions, the century-plus of “Katzenjammer the Kids,” Thompson said. The strip is a “very profitable” superstar, said Brendan Burford, comics editor at the strip’s King Features Syndicate, who added that the aging of Funky has sharpened Batiuk’s storytelling. “He’s been there and he’s traveled that path himself. He’s able to provide perspective from different generations,” Burford said. Like Baby Boomers facing wrinkles, Social Security and worse, there’s no turning back for Batiuk’s minions. “That’s a funny thing,” he says, turning the idea over. “Once you’ve taken your characters to a certain point and they’ve experienced certain things, it sort of trivializes that experience if you go back and regress them and go back to a more childish time.” Aging opens another door for Batiuk: What happens if? Batiuk wouldn’t criticize end-of-career cartoonists who have passed their strips onto relatives or collaborators, but said he doubted he would do it. “I haven’t put anything in place like that,

in recent years, the lawsuit said. The parole board refused the request by defense attorneys Vicki Werneke and Alan Rossman last week. The board’s policy clearly states inmate interviews are observed only by attorneys from both sides and a representative from the governor’s office, board chairwoman Cynthia Mausser told the attorAP Photo/Evan Vucci neys in a May 25 email. “Your request for an exception to this policy is not persuasive,” she said. Sunny Levine of Medina smiles after spelling her Mausser declined to word correctly during the third round of the Nacomment. The state called tional Spelling Bee, Wednesday in Oxon Hill, Md. the filing an abuse of the court system meant to delay Eley’s execution. Eley’s competency has been raised for years and numerous courts have ruled against him, Mahoning County ProsecuCOLUMBUS (AP) — least three of the fatal tor Paul Gains said in a The State Highway Patrol crashes between Friday filing Wednesday. says 11 people died in and Monday. traffic crashes around The patrol says its Ohio during the extended drug-related arrests and From Page 1 Memorial Day weekend. stops for aggressive drivThat’s a slightly lower ing increased signifibut I don’t have an end- number than in recent cantly in comparison with ing in mind,” he said. years. There were 14 traf- last year. Troopers made Still, he allowed, “Occa- fic fatalities during the more than 220 drug-resionally you think about comparable period in lated arrests, an increase it.” 2011 and 13 deaths over of about 15 percent. Batiuk hinted at a the holiday weekend in Stops for aggressive possible handling of the 2010. driving were up more story lines. Troopers say drivers than 40 percent with a “When it comes time impaired by drugs or al- total of more than 2,800 to finish Funky, I don’t cohol were involved in at during the long weekend. think anything’s going to be solved, I don’t think anything’s going to really be resolved. It’s just going to end.” Mulling over the idea, Batiuk said it would be hard for someone else to COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio officials are again addo Funky “because justing anticipated delays on some major transFunky is a very personal portation projects, and this time they’re shrinking idiosyncratic work.” the construction calendar. “My suspicion is State transportation staffers had recommended when the time comes, that planned work on some bridge and road projFunky will just stop.” ects be delayed by up to 19 years, citing a lack of The 40th anniversary funds and over-commitment by previous adminiswas marked by the pub- trations. The Columbus Dispatch ( of the start of a VeKe ) reports an advisory board is expected to multi-volume complete consider a tighter timetable next week. set of the strips. The Director Jerry Wray says the Ohio Department first volume has years of Transportation is counting on savings from a 1972-74 and includes smaller payroll and other initiatives to help fund comments from comics some projects sooner. Wray says the new construcchronicler Robert Har- tion dates aren’t set yet. vey, who recognized Democratic state Rep. John Patrick Carney of improving Columbus says he’s become skeptical about the Batiuk’s artistry in those early ODOT estimates as they’ve changed several times years. over a few months. “Batiuk’s drawings become somewhat crisper as he achieved greater assurance in rendering the wrinkles in clothing, for instance,” Harvey said in a foreward. “And over the years, Batiuk would become better and better at depicting his characters and telling their stories.”

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Man fined for littering TOLEDO (AP) — A driver who stopped to give a couple of bucks to a panhandler in a wheelchair at a busy freeway interchange was handed a $344 littering ticket by a Cleveland police officer after the cash fell to the ground. The driver, who’s now fighting the ticket, said he can’t believe that his attempt to help someone in need might cost him a lot more. “It’s turned into a big hassle,” John Davis, of Elyria, told WJW-TV after he pleaded not guilty to the minor misdemeanor Tuesday in court. He is due back in court Thursday, when he hopes the ticket will be thrown out. The panhandler was at a busy intersection during rush hour on May 17, and it’s illegal to solicit or give money at the side of a roadway, Cleveland police said. “It’s a huge safety issue,” said police spokeswoman Jennifer Ciaccia. “The main issue was where it occurred.” Davis could have been ticketed for donating to a panhandler, which carries a smaller fine of about $160, but instead was cited for littering from a vehicle. Ciaccia said she could not talk about why the officer handed out the littering ticket now that the issue is in court. The man in the wheelchair was not cited for panhandling, but he has been many times in the past at the same spot and along other roadways, Ciaccia said. Davis could not be reached for comment Wednesday. There was no current home telephone listing and court records did not list whether he has an attorney. The city’s code on littering says occupants of motor vehicles can’t throw, drop, discard or deposit litter onto any street, road or highway, regardless of the intent.

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Bomb kills NATO service member KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A homemade bomb killed a member of the U.S.-led NATO in southern coalition Afghanistan on Wednesday, hours after the Taliban attacked a hilltop police post in the north, killing eight Afghan policemen, officials said. The NATO death raised the number of coalition troops who have been killed in Afghanistan this year to 173. The coalition did not provide any further details about Wednesday’s attack. The policemen who were

attacked by the Taliban on Tuesday evening in Badakhsan province’s Warduj district waged a three-hour battle to retake their post, killing six militants in the process, said the provincial governor’s spokesman, Abdul Maruf Rasikh. Two policemen and 11 militants were wounded, he said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement sent to reporters by the group’s spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. Badakhshan province is

Testing to be expanded WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is expanding E. coli testing in some raw meat, a move expected to prevent more people from contracting the bacteria that can cause severe illness or death. Starting Monday, the meat industry will have to test beef trimmings for six new strains of E. coli that have been linked to a growing number of illnesses. Until now, the meat industry has been required to test for just one strain of the pathogen, known as E. coli O157:H7. That strain was identified after an outbreak at Jack in the Box fast-food restaurants killed four children. But illnesses from that strain have decreased over the years while more people have been sickened by other strains found in foods such as lettuce and ground beef.


A musical evacuation POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a package containing a magazine with a musical device, similar to those in greeting cards, prompted the evacuation of a federal courthouse in southeastern Idaho. Police determined the package did not pose a threat. U.S. Marshals notified local authorities when they found the suspicious package Tuesday morning during a regular search of the Pocatello courthouse building. Between 30 and 40 people were evacuated, and a bomb squad sent a robot into the building to handle the package.

relatively peaceful but has experienced periodic attacks. Two foreign doctors and their three Afghan colleagues were kidnapped last week in Badakhshan. Elsewhere in Afghanistan, three district government employees were killed by a roadside bomb as they were traveling to work Wednesday morning in eastern Nangarhar province’s Deh Bala district, said district chief Asrarullah. On Tuesday, the U.S.-led NATO force announced it had

killed al-Qaida’s second-highest leader in the country in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province. Sakhr al-Taifi, also known as Mushtaq and Nasim, was responsible for commanding foreign insurgents in Afghanistan and directing attacks against NATO and Afghan forces, the alliance said. He frequently traveled between Afghanistan and Pakistan, carrying out commands from senior al-Qaida leadership and ferrying in weapons and fighters.

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Bush is back in D.C. WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a little awkward. President Barack Obama can’t seem to stop bad-mouthing the record of former President George W. Bush. But on Thursday, Obama is going to welcome predecessor and his proudly preside as Bush’s image and legacy are enshrined at the White House forever. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will join Bush and his wife, Laura, as their official portraits are unveiled. The incumbent is keeping up a presidential tradition typically defined by cheer and graciousness, but not without some uneasiness. Hardly a day goes by without Obama or his aides talking about the mess they inherited — meaning, from Bush. It was just one week ago that Obama, revving up campaign donors, turned Bush into a punch line.

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A SYRIAN woman, cries as she carries her injured son who was shot in his hand by the Syrian border guard when they were crossing a river from Syria to Lebanon, at the northern Lebanese-Syrian border town of Wadi Khaled, in Akkar, north Lebanon, Wednesday. U.N. observers have discovered 13 bound corpses in eastern Syria, many of them apparently shot execution-style, the monitoring mission said Wednesday. The announcement comes days after a massacre in Houla, in the central Homs province, which killed more than 100 people and prompted worldwide condemnation against the regime of President Bashar Assad.

13 corpses found BEIRUT (AP) — Thirteen bound corpses, many apparently shot execution-style, have been discovered in eastern Syria, U.N. observers said Wednesday, days after the massacre of more than 100 people provoked international outrage and the coordinated expulsion of Syrian diplomats from world capitals. The latest killings happened in Deir el-Zour province, where the bodies were found late Tuesday blindfolded with their hands tied behind their backs. A statement by the U.N. mission said some appeared to have been shot in the head at close range. A video posted online by activists showed the men lying face down, pools of dried blood under their heads. The head of the U.N. observer team, Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, said he was “deeply disturbed by this appalling and inexcusable act.” The fresh killings underline

violence that seems to be spiraling out of control as the uprising against President Bashar Assad that began in March 2011 has morphed into an armed insurgency. Activists say as many as 13,000 people have been killed since the revolt began. In the wake of last weekend’s massacre in Houla, in which nearly half of the 108 dead were children, the United States and Western nations expelled Syrian diplomats in protest — a move Syria’s state-run media denounced Wednesday as “unprecedented hysteria.” The massacre drew continued harsh criticism Wednesday, even from Syria’s closest ally Iran, with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad saying that anyone responsible for the killings should be punished. “I’m not excluding anyone from this responsibility,” Ahmadinejad told France 24 TV station.

SEATTLE (AP) — A gunman who opened fire at a Seattle cafe Wednesday, killing three people, critically wounding two others and setting off a citywide manhunt apparently shot himself as officers closed in on him, authorities said. He was listed in critical condition at a local hospital. Police searching for the suspect also had to respond to another fatal shooting near the city’s downtown. They say a man killed a woman in an apparent carjacking and fled in a black SUV. Authorities said late Wednesday they believe one man was responsible for both attacks. “At this time, we feel pretty confident that we have the suspect in both cases,” said Assistant Seattle Police Chief Nick Metz. The latest spasm of deadly gun violence to hit the city worried Seattle’s leaders and prompted police to consider in-

Sex offenders fight for right to use Facebook INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Registered sex offenders who have been banned from social networking websites are fighting back in the nation’s courts, successfully challenging many of the restrictions as infringements on free speech and their right to participate in common online discussions. The legal battles pit public outrage over sex crimes against cherished guarantees of individual freedom and the far-reaching communication changes brought by Facebook, LinkedIn and dozens of other sites. “It’s going to be really, really hard, I think, to write something that will achieve the state’s purpose in protecting children online but not be restrictive enough to be unconstitutional,” said Carolyn Atwell-Davis, director of legislative affairs at the Virginia-based National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Courts have long allowed

OBAMA to present himself as a worthy replacement for Obama who can help revitalize a slowmoving economy, the most important issue for voters. The country is “just beginning a general election, we’ve gone through a primary … not a lot of people focus time on the characteristics of a new candidate like myself, and people will get to know me better. My guess is they’re going to get to know more about me than they’d like to by the time we’re finished,” Romney said in an interview on Fox News that aired Wednesday but was taped over the weekend. For months, Obama and his allies have signaled plans to target Romney’s Massachusetts record, with advisers noting that the state’s economy lagged in job creation and saw an increase in debt while he was governor. The critique builds upon a line of attack this month of Romney’s record at private equity firm Bain

creasing patrols in high-crime areas. The three deaths bring the number of homicides so far this year to 19, compared with 21 in all of last year. Gunfire erupted late Wednesday morning at Cafe Racer, a restaurant and music venue north of the University of Washington. The gunman was described as a man in his 30s wearing dark clothes. Police released two photos from inside the cafe, apparently taken from a security camera. One shows a man walking into the establishment, with a woman nearby reading a book. Another photo shows stools overturned, and the man standing and holding what appears to be a handgun. Two men died at the scene. A woman from the cafe died at a hospital. Evan Hill, who lives above the building where the shooting happened, said the cafe was an artists’ collective and performance space.

states to place restrictions on convicted sex offenders who have completed their sentences, controlling where many of them live and work and requiring them to register with police. But the increasing use of social networks for everyday communication raises new, untested issues. The bans generally forbid offenders to join social networks or chat rooms or use instant-messaging programs — just a few of the online tools that civil liberties advocates say have become virtually indispensable to free speech. After hearing challenges, federal judges in two states threw out laws or parts of laws that they deemed too stringent. In Nebraska, the decision allowed sex offenders to join social networks. And in Louisiana, a new law lets offenders use the Internet for shopping, reading news and exchanging email. A case filed against Indiana’s law is under review.

From Page 1 Capital, which Obama’s team contends led to job losses and bankrupt companies even while Bain profited. “Whether companies succeeded or failed, Romney Economics netted huge profits for him and his investors, but sometimes proved devastating for the middle-class workers whose jobs, benefits and pensions were put at risk,” Axelrod wrote in the memo released Wednesday. Axelrod sought to link Romney’s Bain record with his Massachusetts experience by noting that Romney ran for governor on the basis of his private-sector background. “Under Gov. Romney, the Massachusetts economy was not at the top or even in the middle, but close to the bottom of all the states,” he wrote. Republicans contend that Obama’s critique of the Bain record will backfire because it will give voters the impression that he is anti-business.

The focus on Obama’s green energy record, including Energy Department funding for companies like Solyndra, gives Romney a chance to rebut Bain because Republicans say Obama essentially played the role of venture capitalist by investing government money in green energy companies. On Tuesday, Romney raised money in Las Vegas with Donald Trump, the real estate mogul who has stoked doubts about whether Obama was born in America. It was the start of a weeklong push to raise millions of dollars during a West Coast trip designed to help Romney bring in as much cash as possible ahead of a ramped-up campaign schedule later this summer. The former Massachusetts governor was looking to take advantage of his official claiming of the nomination, a triumph of endurance for a candidate who came up short

four years ago and had to fight hard this year as voters flirted with a carousel of GOP rivals. According to the Associated Press count, Romney surpassed the 1,144 delegates needed to win the nomination by winning 105 delegates in the Texas primary, pushing his total to 1,191 delegates. Romney must now fire up conservatives who still doubt him while persuading swing voters that he can do a better job fixing the nation’s struggling economy than Obama. In Obama, he faces a wellfunded candidate with a proven campaign team in an election that will be heavily influenced by the economy. Romney has scheduled fundraisers this week in wealthy California enclaves like Hillsborough, near San Francisco, and Beverly Hills. He has at least one major fundraising event every day for the rest of the week, as well as a series of smaller events.


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This Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St.

Friday Morning • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts storytime and crafts for children 3-6 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult. • Super Star Storytime takes place at the New Bremen Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for children 6 and under who can sit independently of parent.

Friday Afternoon • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/LukeGronneberg noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth AvMARTIN (left), of Sidney, and his grandson, Ian Bollheimer, 11, of New JERRY enue. All Master Masons are invited. Bremen, check out a classic car during the third annual Brian Adams Benefit Friday Evening Cruise-In at Custenborder Field recently. Ian is the son of Mark and Jenny • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step Bollheimer. programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 548-9006. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First BY PATRICIA ANN High School, who suffers tivities, a cornhole tourSPEELMAN from cancer. nament, and a dunk United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. More than 1,500 peotank. Saturday Morning ple attended the event at “Six teachers from • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, At the conclusion of Custenborder Field. Fairlawn volunteered to in Port Jefferson, 9 to 11 a.m. Amber sit in the dunk tank. The Organizer • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, the third annual Brian Adams Benefit Cruise-In Jutte, of Sidney, said 166 kids loved it! We raised in Maplewood, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. recently, organizers pre- cars registered for the quite a bit from that Saturday Evening sented the Bart Rogers cruise-in, which is alone,” Jutte said. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Check- family, of Sidney, with a named for a friend who Fifty, custom-made mates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy check for $10,000. succumbed to cancer. trophies were awarded Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are The money will supThe car show also fea- to car owners. welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. port treatments for their tured a silent auction, “It was amazing, awe• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday son, Seth, a ninth-grade door prizes, a 50/50 some,” Jutte said about Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran student at Fairlawn drawing, children’s ac- the event. Church, 120 W. Water St.

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• Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Sunday Rifle Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at 1 p.m. Program — one round at five Shelby County Comdifferent targets, pays three places. Points awarded mon Pleas Judge Jim to members for end-of-the-year trophy. Open to the Stevenson and Magispublic. trate Gary Carter were Sunday Evening the guest speakers at • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, the May 16 meeting of Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian the Kiwanis Club of SidChurch, 320 E. Russell Road. ney. Carter explained that Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon. For more a magistrate’s duties are information on activities or becoming a member, to help free up time for the judge. He presides contact Scott Barhorst at 492-0823. over the daily functions Monday Evening • Minster Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. of the domestic relations at the Minster Historical Society Museum, 112 court, hearing evidence in trials, just as a judge Fourth St., Minster. would do. Carter serves • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road at the wishes of the judge and was first asChurch, 340 W. Russell Road. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the signed to his position by Moose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue Judge John Schmitt in 1990. and Russell Road. Carter presides over • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for divorces, dissolutions, anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets legal separations, annulat 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main ments and custody cases. St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at He hears 300 diSt. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new mem- vorces/dissolutions per bers are welcome. For more information, call Tom year, which has held pretty constant over the Frantz at 492-7075. past 10 years or so. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 Stevenson explained p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, that Common Pleas New Bremen. • Anna Civic Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at Courts are Constituthe Anna Library. New members with new ideas al- tional Courts and are original courts of jurisways are welcome. diction. Civil suits of a Tuesday Morning serious nature involving • Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will offer stories in Paris Street Park at 10 a.m.


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

Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361.


Thrift shop sets summer hours St. John’s Thrift Shop, 319 S. Ohio Ave., will begin summer hours Monday and a bag sale for clothing

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Fairlawn alumni banquet and dance Saturday BY PATRICIA ANN 2012 will be particularly SPEELMAN honored. Joining the Hall of Honor will be Eric Alumni of Fairlawn, Leckey, Mike McRill and Green and Perry high Gertrude Nelson. schools will induct three Leckey is a 1998 gradpeople into the Hall of uate of Fairlawn High Honor during their School and a 2002 gradalumni banquet and uate of Wright State dance Saturday. University. During his The event will begin sophomore year in colat Fairlawn High School, lege, he served as a 18800 Johnston Road, White House intern in with school tours and the Office of Scheduling registration from 3 to 5 and Advance to the Presp.m., a performance by ident. the Alumni Choir at 5 Immediately after colp.m., dinner at 5:15 p.m. lege, Leckey was apfollowed by a perform- pointed to multiple ance by the elementary positions in the adminisschool choir, the Hall of tration of President Honor induction, class George W. Bush, first in introduction and closing the Office of the Secrecomments. The dance tary of Education. From will be at the Sidney 2003 to 2005, Leckey VFW Post No. 4239, served as deputy execu2841 Wapakoneta Ave., tive secretary and acting from 9 p.m. to midnight. executive secretary of The class of 1971 the Homeland Security chose the theme for the Council at the White dance: “Twist the Night House where he assisted Away.” Music will be pro- with the implementation vided by disc jockey Tony of the Homeland SecuBrown. rity Act of 2002, includThe event is open to ing the creation and all alumni from any stand-up of the U.S. Degraduating class; how- partment of Homeland ever, the members of the Security. From 2005 to classes of 1927, 1932, 2007, he served as an ad1937, 1942, 1947, 1952, viser to Secretary of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, Homeland Security 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, Michael Chertoff and as 1997, 2002, 2007 and the White House liaison

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RUSSIA — Charles and Erna Voisard, of Russia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday at a 5 p.m. Mass in St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia, followed by a dinner with their family. Charles and the former Erna Borchers were married June 2, 1962, at 9:30

HOMAN MINSTER — Aaron and Tania Homan, of Minster, have announced the birth of a son, Trey Michael Homan, born May 17, 2012, at 11:07 a.m. in the CopelandEmerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sisters, Taylor, 11, Tristyn, 9, Ashlyn, 6, and his brother, Alex, 5. His maternal grandparents are Tom and Sharon Schnippel, of Botkins. His paternal grandparents are Orval and Helen Homan, of Minster. His great-grandmother is Viola Dietz, of Botkins. His mother is the former Tania Schnippel, of Botkins.


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a.m. in St. Remy Catholic Church by the Rev. Joseph Wolfer. Erna is the daughter of Elfrieda Borchers and the late Urban Borchers. Charles is the son of the late Orville and Clara Voisard. They are the parents of three daughters and two sons-in-law: Brenda Vois-

ard, of Utah; Deanna and Mark Ball, of Russia; and Pamela and Todd Dickman, of Columbus. They have five grandsons: Chris, Colin and Caleb Ball and Canen and Keon Dickman; and two granddaughters: Jade and Sage Dickman. Erna retired in 2000 from the Shelby County

Educational Service Center. Charles retired in 2001 from the Hobart Manufacturing Co. in Troy. They are members of St. Remy Catholic Church and enjoy spending time with their family and friends, attending their grandchildren’s activities, gardening and reading.

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for the Department of Homeland Security. He is now the chief privacy officer of the FedLeckey eral Emerg e n c y Management Association (FEMA), where his work focuses on homeland security information governance. Leckey is also a graduate student at the U.S. Naval War College in the Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies program. McRill graduated in 1984. He taught school for 12 years and joined the Sidney police force in 2000. He has served as the Sidney High School resource officer, organized a relief effort following the Haiti earthquake, and was named Officer of the Year in 2006. “Officer McRill puts forth 100 percent effort at every task, satisfied only when the team functions at maximum potential,” said then-Police Chief Steve Wearley in announcing McRill’s selection in 2006. “He


TODAY • The Human Race Theatre Co. in Dayton previews “Band Geeks” at 8 p.m. at The Loft in downtown Dayton. It runs through June 17. Tickets: $15.50-$40 at (937) 228-3630. FRIDAY • Columbus Arts Festival runs today through Sunday at the riverfront near Washington Boulein Columbus. vard Hours today and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists, food, entertainment. • Friday Night Out at the Senior Center begins at 6 p.m. with pizza followed by a variety of open activities. • Old Time Country Music Jamboree will begin at 7 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Community Building. Live bands, country and gospel music. • First Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m. in downtown Greenville, will feature 10 live music performances in different venues, food, activities, and demonstrations. SATURDAY • The Springfield Orchestra Symphony will present its annual fundraiser, “Flavors,” from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Davidson Grand Lobby of the Clark State Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $25 per person in advance; $30 at the door. They are available online at, or by calling (937) 325-8100. • Trinity Church of the Brethren hosts a corn hole tournament at the church, 2220 N. Main Ave. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Games start at 11 a.m. $30 entry fee per team. Top three finishers split 60 percent of registration fees. 498-2184. • The Logan County Art League will have a tent at the Logan County Farmers’ Market in Bellefontaine and provide an art activity for children. The children will be able to make a colorful print using fruit and vegetables. The print will be on postcard stock and can be mailed to a friend or relative. The activity will be free of charge. • The Greene County Agricultural Society and Classic County Radio present June Apple Jam, a bluegrass celebration at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Junior Fair and youth of Greene County. The gates open at 11 a.m., with music starting at 1 p.m. Food available. Five bands will play throughout the day. • Storm’s Creek will

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Ministerial group elects officers, gives award At its May meeting, the Shelby County Ministerial Association chose new officers for the coming year. Elected as president was the Rev. Jane Madden of the First United Methodist Church. She replaces the Rev. Ben Hunt of the International Church Network. Vice president is the Rev. Phil Chilcote of the Christian Church. He replaces Madden. The secretary and treasurer slots were filled with their incum-



bents, the Rev. Rodneyann Bensman of the Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God and the Rev. George Gnade of the First Baptist Church, respectively. The group met for it

annual meeting at the Canal Lake Lodge, which is provided by Emerson Climate Technologies. The keynote speaker was Tom Sheenan of the host group, who provided a history of Emerson in Shelby County with Rich Wallace. Devotions were presented by Chaplain Bob Menz of Emerson. The Rev. Harold McKnight offered the opening prayer and gave a report on the National Day of Prayer service.

Recognized for her leadership in the community, Mary Smith, superintendent of the Academy Christian Schools, was given the Community Award. The group also voted to donate $150 to Compassionate Care. The group also was informed about the summer discipleship course and Agape Day for Youth. The next meeting of the ministerial association will be in September. Photo provided

Tour of Ohio holy shrines planned prepared lunch (which is included in the cost), a tour and time to explore. A driving tour of the Stations of the Cross will precede the departure for Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue, where participants will visit one of the oldest places of pilgrimages to the Blessed Mother. Participants will depart at 4:45 p.m. for home with a quick stop for dinner on their own. The group will return to Maria Stein about 8 p.m. for a blessing prayer, treats and

time for people to visit the Pilgrim Gift shop. The cost of the trip is $90 (reduced if 40 or more sign up), with a nonrefundable deposit of $20. More information can be found at and going to the programs drop-down box and clicking on Pilgrimage to Ohio Marian Shrines. Register by calling Anne McGuire at the Maria Stein Shrine, (419) 925-4532, ext. 108, or (405) 996-6098, or by email at

Art show set at Maria Stein shrine MARIA STEIN — The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics will sponsor a fine art exhibit and sale in conjunction with the 25th annual Maria Stein Country Fest. The Country Fest opens at 5 p.m. on June 22, while the art exhibit will open to the public

June 23 at noon. The art exhibit will be open during the Country Fest weekend, which draws as many as 80,000 visitors to the grounds of the shrine over the course of the weekend; and will continue through June 29. The exhibit will fea-

ture works from local artists and includes categories for oil, acrylics, water media, drawing media and three-dimensional works. The deadline to submit entries to be included in the exhibit is Friday. The show is juried and judged with a best-of-show prize

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of $500, second-place prize of $250, and a thirdplace prize of $100. The Maria Stein Shrine art exhibit and sale will be an annual event.

Program deals with Vatican II BOTKINS — Nearly 25 people attended a recent presentation about Vatican II at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins. Sidney resident and Roman Catholic Church historian Kevin Schmiesing spoke about three of the significant changes brought about by the council: • An enhanced understanding of human rights as they related to freedom of religion and the separation of church and state. • Greater ecumenism between the Roman Catholic Church and Protestantism (as well as better interfaith relations between Catholics and nonChristians). • Dramatic changes in the ways that Catholics worship. The Second Vatican Council began in October 1962, just after the August 1962 dedication of Immaculate Conception Church. The parish is currently celebrating the building’s 50th birthday.

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BY LYNN ELBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bertha Hofer deserves to be one of the summer’s biggest, if unlikeliest, TV stars. In the narrowest sense, she’s yet another working mom opening up her life to the camera. But Hofer is part of an unusual and intriguing world, a small Montana religious commune depicted in National Geographic Channel’s “American Colony: Meet the Hutterites.” Hofer, 52, a widowed mother of three balancing her religion’s strict tenets with her children’s hopes for the future, is a focus of the series. Her unvarnished and soulful face, the kind that cannot hide its heart, recalls the careworn migrant mother in Dorothea Lange’s classic 1930s Depression-era portrait. “Atlanta ‘Housewives’ they’re not,” David Lyle, the channel’s CEO, said of Hofer and the other Hutterites depicted in the 10-part series airing 10 p.m. EDT Tuesdays. “When you look at Bertha, she’s a very good, committed member of this community, and she’s struggling to be one of the best parents I’ve seen on TV.” A documentary with a restrained reality series flavor, “American Colony” follows the daily life of the rural community that is both part of and carefully separated from typical modern life. The King colony is one of the German-speaking Hutterite communes scattered across the U.S. and, in the greatest numbers, in Canada. They are Protestants who are similar to the



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MARIA STEIN — On Wednesday, people may join fellow pilgrims celebrating three shrines in Ohio: Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics in Maria Stein, Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey, and Sorrowful Mother Shrine in Bellevue. The tour begins at 8 a.m. at the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics with a tour and prayers. The second stop will be Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey, where participants will eat a

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Many foreign students study in U.S. DR. WALhigher learnLACE: I am ing? Many forcompleting my eign students in second year at our schools are the University making it diffiof California at cult for some of Los Angeles. In our high school my two years graduates to athere I have had tend a college or a difficult time ’Tween university begetting into all 12 & 20 cause of overthe required c r o w d e d Dr. Robert courses that I conditions. Most Wallace must have to reAmerican stuceive my degree dents do not in sociology. I plan to choose to attend colleges work in the field of social overseas. Let’s make welfare or family coun- sure they can attend seling after I receive my here and not be denied degree. One of the rea- this marvelous opportusons I have to juggle my nity because foreign stuschedule to get all of my dents are flooding our requirements is that schools! — Nameless, UCLA has an abun- Los Angeles, Calif. dance of foreign stuNAMELESS: The dents, and many are also two major reasons U.S. majoring in sociology. colleges and universities Why do we allow so welcome foreign stumany foreign students dents are for financial in our institutions of and cultural enrichment.


Foreign students are a highly important revenue source. According to the Institute of International Education, a nonprofit group that monitors international enrollments, more than 75 percent of them receive no U.S. financial aid. It is estimated that one U.S. student studies in a foreign country for every five foreign students studying in the U.S. The cultural enrichment of the foreign students on our campuses is welcome. DR. WALLACE: I’m 20 and dating a really nice guy. We have been dating over a year, and I like him very much. He is intelligent; he is an attorney; and he says he loves me very much. Last week he surprised me by saying that he

wants us to be engaged and he would buy me a beautiful engagement ring if I agree. I really care for this guy — a lot — but I’m not 100 percent sure that I want to marry him. However, I really would enjoy getting the ring and I would be proud to wear it. Since it would be a diamond engagement ring, I’d return it to him if we parted ways. That way he could give it to another young lady if he would ever get a girl to say yes to his marriage proposal. My mother thinks it would be wrong to accept the ring. My married sister said to “go for it.” This guy thinks an engagement ring acceptance means a wedding is in the near future. I would really like your opinion. By accepting

the ring, it would mean that I’d consider marrying him. — C.J., Toronto, Ontario. C.J.: When you accept an engagement ring, you are telling the world you are to be married, not that you are considering the marriage. If you are not 100 percent sure you want this guy to be your lifelong companion, don’t accept the ring. Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers.Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at



Jones graduates Air Force Airman Steven R. Jones, of Sidney, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science through the Community College of the Air Force. Jones is the son of Marjorie Jones, of Armstrong Drive, and Steven Jones, of Mount Vernon Place. He is a 2011 graduate of Sidney High School.


BY FRANCIS DRAKE What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read the forecast given for your birth sign. For Friday, June 1, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your words are sweetness and light today, because you have the gift of the gab. Conversations with others will be delightful. Many of you can make money from talking or writing today. Try it! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Trust your money-making ideas. (Write them down.) Discussions with others could lead to a better job or boost your income in some way. You’ll also enjoy shopping for beautiful things.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Today you’re unusually diplomatic and charming, which is why others will enjoy talking to you. Do get out and schmooze. Enjoy your day! CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Secret love affairs or just private social occasions will be exciting today. You might be planning a surprise for someone else. It appears that something pleasant is going on behind the scenes. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’ll love talking to artistic, creative people today. These conversations will stimulate you and make you feel more alive. Romance with a friend might begin.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is an excellent day to talk to bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. People in power will find you charming and cooperative. They like you! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You’ll enjoy travel of any kind today. Because your appreciation of beauty is heightened, visit parks, galleries, museums, interesting architectural buildings and beautiful places. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a perfect day to decide how to divide something or discuss the details of inheritances, insurance matters and disputed shared property. Everyone will be friendly and

cooperative. Use this to your advantage. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Enjoy good times schmoozing with friends and partners today. Even relations with members of the general public will be extremely warm. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Don’t hesitate to give your input about creative matters or how something looks. People will respect your advice about design, layout, composition, color and appearance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a wonderful, playful, flirtatious day! Make plans to party or enjoy a long lunch or dinner with loved ones. Sports and fun times with children will please you.

PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a lovely day to entertain at home. Invite the gang over for a barbecue or some fun snacks, because people are in the mood to socialize. YOU BORN TODAY You’re aware of the society around you because you like to stay current. You take pride in your knowledge of a wide range of subjects. You are funloving and witty. Many of you have a talent with languages. You’re always social, because you like the company of others. You will love your year ahead because it will be an unusually social year benefiting all relationships. Birthdate of: Morgan Freeman, actor; Marilyn Monroe, actress; Andy Griffith, actor.


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Jazzed up Anna jazz club members perform at the Anna Community Park recently. Shown playing are (l-r) are Samantha Riffell, 18, Kiarra Ibarra, 15, Ellen Stewart, 18, and Logan Adams, 18, all of Anna. Riffell is the daughter of Angela and Dale Riffell. Ibarra is the daughter of Chuck and Amy Taylor. Stewart is the daughter of Don and Kathy Stewart. Adams is the daughter of Marc and Shelley Adams.


ESTATE TRANSFERS Gary R. Weymer, parts section 34, 40 acres, subject to driveway easement 15 acres, and 80 acres; part section 3, exceptional, 105 acres; and (Jackson Township) part section 32, 40 acres and 40 acres; exempt. Theresa J. Zimpfer to Tonya R. Huelskamp, part section 15, 80 acres, exempt. Deborah L. (Cooper) Guy to Matthew B. and Sabrina D. Bonnoront, part section 30, easement, 1.916 acres, $140,000. Tonya R. and Chad M. Huelskamp to Tim G. and Raci J. Zimpfer, part section 15, undivided 1/3 interest, 40 acres, 20 acres, and land 16 feet by 80 rods, 40 acres; and undivided 2/3 interest, 80 acres; $445,000. Lerue Gooder, Gale L. Weymer, Bruce H. Weymer, Gary R. Albert G. Weymer, Gooder and Patti Jo Weymer to Ruth M. Egbert, section 34, 80 acres, and part, 40.442 acres, undivided 2/3 interest, exempt. Ruth M. Egbert, Lerue Gooder, Orville F. Egbert and Albert G. Gooder to Gale L. Weymer, Bruce H. Weymer and Gary R. Weymer, part section 3, 105 acres, and part section 34, 15.175 acres, undivided 2/3 interest, exempt. Franklin Township Florence E. Laughlin, deceased, to Gretchen Henry, Patricia Laughlin and Robin Laughlin, part section 6, 30 acres, exempt. Robin L. Hurley, et al., to Joe A. Schroer, parts section 36, 1.106 acres and 1.697 acres, $88,000. Emerson M. VanHorn

to Janean VanHorn, section 35, Henschen Subdivision, lot 127 plus easement, exempt. Bobbie L. Billing, Kevin R. Berner, Robin R. Berner, Lori A. Billing, Gregory D. Billing, Anita M. Billing, Jack A. Billing, Donald A. Wiktorowski and Denise A. Wiktorowski to Michael D. Hughes, part section 36, 1.138 acres, $18,000. Gregory S. and Denise Hockaday to Brandon T. and Kristin M. Jones, G&L Moorman Survey, section 10, lot 214, $218,500. Travis A. and Jennifer L. Watkins to Ted W. and Michelle Poeppelman, part section 31, 1.203 acres, $137,500. Van Buren Township Dale Gehret, et al., to Greg and Erika Gehret, part section 16, 4.832 acres, $58,000. J. and Nicholas Yvonne M. Arling to Anthony L. and Deborah L. Bensman, section 34, Whitefeather Subdivision Phase I, lot 267, $245,000. Mary Eileen Buschur to Mary Eileen Buschur, trustee, part section 35 plus easement, 1 acre, exempt. Roger L. Schulze, trustee, Eugene Schulze and Laura M. Schulze, to Brian M. and Krista E. Schulze, part section 16, 5.001 acres, $103,000. Mark A. and Cynthia A. (Barhorst) Burke to Mark A. and Cynthia A. Burke, trustees, Hoying Subdivision, lot 220, exempt.

tainly paid off. I was very pleased to be able to honor him on the House floor.” Bauer was accompanied to the Statehouse by his parents, John

and Rosemary Bauer, and his diving coach, Heather Thaman. He plans to dive at the collegiate level while studying business management.

Local scholarship recipients announced The Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation, of Adrain, Mich., has announced that two area students have been awarded scholarships. They are Gabrielle Buehler and Jamie Baumer. Buehler is the recipient of a $1,000 Shirley Dick Memorial Scholarship Award. Her parents, Richard and Sonia Buehler, reside in Anna. Buehler is a 2012 graduate of Anna High School and will attend the Ohio State University majoring in food science. Baumer, the recipient of a $1,000 Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation Award, is a 2011 graduate of Botkins High School. Baumer attends the University of Findlay majoring in animal science.

recipients These were among 125 students selected to receive a 2012 scholarship award from the Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation. In addition, they will each receive a $10,000 Just For Scholars life insurance certificate from the Gleaner Life Insur-

ance Society. The foundation awards scholarships on a competitive basis to Gleaner members and/or family of members. Since 1980, the foundation has distributed 2,029 scholarships totaling $1,988,750 to students attending college or programs of higher education.

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The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally involve transactions within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Botkins Lucas J. and Carly L. Greve to Velma M. Maurer, trustee, Gehrlich 2nd Subdivision, lot 321, $110,000. Velma M. Maurer, trustee, to Lucas J. and Carly L. Greve, Gehrlich 2nd Subdivision, lot 334 and part lot 335, $125,000. Peter J. Vaubel to Lee E. and Kristin L. Vaubel, part lots 145 and 146, $100,000. Mark L. Koenig, trustee, to Nathan A. and Christy J. Koenig, Second Gehrlich Addition, lot 318, exempt. Dinsmore Township Joyce E. (Hagelberger) and Frederick M. Wells to Gregory D. and Krista L. Meyer, part section 22, 3.369 acres, exempt. Timothy and Marlaine Schneider to Tyler M. Schneider, parts section 1, 0.5 acres and 0.03 acres, $122,500. Michael S. and Kelly R. Sutherland and Frank T. and Andrea L. Spiceland, part section 21, 1.223 acres, $192,750. William L. Engelhaupt, deceased, to Lerue Gooder, Ruth M. Ebert, Gale L. Weymer, Bruce H. Weymer and

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— COLUMBUS State Rep. John Adams, R-Sidney, recently presented a resolution to Logan Bauer honoring him for winning the Division II Diving State Championship. Bauer, a 2012 graduate of Botkins High School, clinched the championship after a competition that included performing 11 dives against challenger Alex Gonzales, of Canton Central Catholic High School. Last year’s state runner-up, Bauer made a 29-point comeback to secure this year’s Division II Championship title. “Logan’s accomplishment is certainly something to celebrate,” said Adams. “His hard-work and dedication to the sport of diving has cer-

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IN HISTORY CROSSWORD TODAY HOROSCOPE Thursday, May 31, 2012 Todaysolid is relationships Thursday,will May Already be 31, the 152nd day of 2012. considerably strengthened in the year ahead. are From214 time days to time,left youin as well There the as your allies will be in positions to year. help one another and won’t hesitate Today’s Highlight in History: to do so. On May 1962, GEMINI (May 31, 21-June 20) —former Be very Nazi official Eichmann selective with Adolf whom you associate and what activities you planatofew enwas hanged in Israel gage in. Your enjoyment of your day before midnight for minutes will be derived from quality, not quanhis role in the Holocaust. tity. (Eichmann’s remains CANCER (June 21-July 22) — were Make cremated, the ashes every effort to resolve anyscattered family difas soon as possible. Unsetinferences the Mediterranean Sea.) tled may be difficult to Ondisputes this date: resolve, but they’ll be even more so as ■ wears In on.1790, President time George LEO (JulyWashington 23-Aug. 22) — Yousigned could be overwhelmed praise regarding into law thebyfirst U.S. copysomething right act. you accomplished. The accolades will be sincere appreciations ■ In 1859, the Big Ben of your unusual and impressive feat. clock in London went VIRGOtower (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — The reainto operation, chiming for son why so many things are coming yourfirst way at this time is because you the time. innately of the world’s ■ Inunderstood 1889, one more than best secrets: In order to get, you must 2,000 people perished when a first give. dam break water rushLIBRA (Sept.sent 23-Oct. 23) — The ing through Johnstown, Pa. major reason you’ll be able to succeed where others are failing is because ■ In 1910, the Union of you willAfrica not get discouraged if things South was founded. don’t immediately go your way. Never ■ In 1911, the hull of the be afraid to try, try again. British liner Titanic SCORPIO (Oct.RMS 24-Nov. 22) — Ifwas and launched fromto its building when you choose apply yourself, you canat easily financial berth themanage Port your of Belfast, or commercial considerless than a matters year with before the able skill. Instead of handing the ship’s fateful maiden voyage. reins to another, give it a go on your ■ In 1912, U.S. Sen. Henry own. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. — M. “Scoop” Jackson was 21) born or associates inFriends Everett, Wash. will be looking to you to take charge of a matter that ■ In 1941, “Tobacco Road,” affects all of you. You won’t want to let athem playdown about an — so beimpoverished sure to step up. Southern family based19) on—the CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Although by the Erskine general drift of things novel Caldwell, might initially look to be going closed on Broadway after a against you, don’t give up too quickly. run of 3,182 performances. Chances are events will change in ■ In 1961, South Africa beyour favor. came an independent AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. repub19) — Doing all by yourself lic as everything it withdrew from could the grow increasingly untenable as your British Commonwealth. day progresses. Try to find an amica■ In 1970, a magnitude 7.9 ble companion with whom you can earthquake Peru claimed share both yourin time and interests. an estimated 20,00020)lives. PISCES (Feb. 20-March — Make as■ many as you transwant to Inadjustments 1977, the all situations haven’t been runAlaska oil that pipeline, three ning smoothly lately. Conditions can years in the making, was always be altered to produce what completed. you’d like. ARIES 19)88 — Draw ■ In(March 1985,21-April at least peouponwere previously successful techniques ple killed, more than regarding a partnership matter, and 1,000 injured, as over 40 toryou should come out ahead. Past nadoes swept parts knowledge can be through a helpful guide in offacing Pennsylvania, Ohio, New the present. TAURUS 20-May Canada, 20) — ReYork and(April Ontario, sponsibilities you’re dodging because during an 8-hour period. you believe them to be a lot of work ■ In 1994, the United aren’t likely to dissipate with time. States announced it over waswith, no The sooner you get them longer aiming long-range nuthe fewer headaches they’ll give you. COPYRIGHT 2012atUnited Feature clear missiles targets in Syndicate, Inc. the former Soviet Union.







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Dealing with long-lasting cough Sometimes bronDEAR DR. choscopy, a look DONOHUE: I into the airways have been coughwith a scope, is ing for what necessary. seems like forThe three main ever. I have used causes of coughevery over-theing for nonsmokcounter cough ers are asthma, medicine I can drip get my hands on. To your postnasal and GERD, gasNo luck. I feel OK good troesophageal reotherwise, but the disease coughing is gethealth flux ting me and those Dr. Paul G. ( h e a r t b u r n ) . Asthma consists around me down. Donohue of attacks of airWhat can I do? ANSWER: A cough is way narrowing, excessive production, a protective reflex that mucus clears the airways. A wheezing and coughing. virus-caused cough lasts Examples of asthma about three weeks. treatment are inhaled Coughs that persist for medicines like Proventil more than eight weeks and Pulmicort. Postnasal are chronic coughs, and drip is the annoying treatment for such a trickle of mucus from the cough hinges on finding sinuses and nose into the its cause — not always an throat. It triggers cougheasy task. I assume you’re ing. Astelin nasal spray not a smoker. The cure for often can open the airsmokers’ cough is to stop ways and quiet the cough. GERD is the spurting of smoking. A chest X-ray is a stan- stomach acid into the dard test for coughers. esophagus and some-

times into the throat, where it provokes coughing spells. Medicines that decrease acid production get rid of GERD coughing. Omeprazole (Prilosec) is one example. Medicines have to be considered, too. The blood pressure medicines called ACE inhibitors often are implicated as a cause of coughing. Capoten, Zestril and Vasotec are popular ACE inhibitors. You’re not going to discover the cause of a cough without a doctor’s help. I mentioned the three major causes of cough, but there are many, many more that must be investigated. TO READERS: The booklet on colon cancer provides useful information on the causes and cures of this common malady. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 505, Box 536475, Orlando, FL

32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My grandparents live in the South. I just came back from visiting them. I was in the sun the whole time. I wanted a tan, and I wanted it in advance of those where I live. I got a tan. I also got circles without any tan. My grandmother says it’s sun poisoning. How do I treat it? — L.O. ANSWER: A more likely diagnosis is a common fungal infection, tinea versicolor. Selenium sulfide lotion, 2.5 percent, works. So does ketoconazole cream, 2 percent, and ketoconazole shampoo. Nothing works overnight. A suntan is more dangerous to health than tinea versicolor.

Marriage isn’t in the cards for widower and girlfriend DEAR ABBY: I DEAR IN am a 70-year-old A BIND: widower with three Having the grown children. My woman move girlfriend is 53. We in with you dated for several “hoping” you months before she would fall in moved in with me. I love with her thought maybe with was a huge her living here I mistake, and Dear might fall in love one you Abby with her. It has not, should not reAbigail and will not, happen. peat. When Van Buren you say what I hate to break her heart, but I know you need to now that I will never ask say, have plenty of tissue her to marry me. I intend handy and expect her to to remain single for the be tearful and angry. rest of my life. Start by saying, “We How do I bring closure need to talk.” Tell her she to this relationship? has done nothing wrong, What are the words? and it is not a failure on I’m lost because this is her part, but you realize a first for me. I was mar- that you do not wish to ried for 40 years, and I remarry. Explain that just do not wish to be feeling as you do, it would married again. How do I be best if she moved. tell this nice lady? — IN Offer to help her find a A BIND IN TEXAS place if she has nowhere

to go. You will be doing sider it, but only after both of you a favor by my husband and I have being upfront NOW. had our own children. Would it be selfish of me DEAR ABBY: I am a to also expect some comyoung, recently married pensation for my time woman. My husband and the toll it will take and I are at the point on my body? I want to be where we’re thinking ready if and when I’m about having kids. My asked. What would be brother married a close the best way to explain friend of mine not long my reasoning to her? — after my wedding. My BACKUP MOM IN THE sister-in-law has a med- NORTHWEST ical condition that may DEAR BACKUP prevent her from having MOM: You are an intelchildren. ligent woman and you I am very close to my are asking good quesbrother and his wife, and tions. You should explain I can see the writing on your thinking to your the wall. She brought up sister-in-law as you have surrogacy once in pass- addressed them in your ing, as a possible alter- letter. It would be wise to native if she can’t have consult an attorney who kids. specializes in adopIf I’m asked to be the tion/surrogacy to learn surrogate, what advice about the laws and prodo you have? I would be cedures that apply in more than willing to con- your state.

May 31, 1912 While automobile owners who insist on running their cars faster than the law allows come in for deserved censure there is another element of danger of which many persons are ignorant. A careful chauffeur told this morning of the practice of children standing in front of an approaching car until it is close to them and then they jump to one side. This is a most dangerous practice as the driver of the car has no way of knowing which way the children will jump or how long they will stand in the path of the car. ––––– Ormond Blake, riding a motorcycle accidentally collided with an automobile driven by D. M. Pruden yesterday afternoon. Blake was not injured, but the motorcycle was badly damaged. ––––– The county auditor’s office today reported that a total of 31 establishments have made application to that office to engage in the saloon business for the coming year. Five have signed up to engage in cigarette traffic. ––––– Mr. and Mrs. Emory C. Nutt will sail the first week in July for a summer abroad. They will sail from New York, spending a week or more in London and will then join a party for two months touring Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

75 years May 31, 1937 The Hon. Frederick Cuff, an ex-service man and assistant attorneygeneral of Ohio, will be the speaker at the annual Memorial Day service at the new soldiers’ monument in Glen cemetery at Port Jefferson. Music will be furnished by the Sidney High School band with the program in charge of Probate Judge Robert Eshman. ––––– The Probate Court room was the scene of an impressive ceremony yesterday afternoon when the Daughters of the Union Veterans presented a new American flag to the court. Judge Robert Eshman invited Common Pleas Judge D. Finley Mills and Comrade Byron Joslin, Sidney’s oldest Civil War veteran, to occupy the bench with him for the presentation made by Miss Irma Schneeberger. ––––– Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wooddell and family were guests in Dayton last evening, going there to attend graduation ex-

ercises at Miami Valley Hospital, where their daughter, Miss Hazel Wooddell, has been a student nurse.

50 years May 31, 1962 Dale Harger, a popular member of Holy Angels faculty, recently was accepted as a member of the Peace Corps with a two-year assignment in Ethiopia. Members of his seventh grade class at Holy Angels presented him with a gift of luggage and a specially designed cake. ––––– Mr. and Mrs. George W. Linn are here from H o w e y - i n - t h e - H i l l s, Florida, to spend an extended time, guests in the Sidney Motel, Wapakoneta road. Mr. Linn is publisher and president of the George W. Linn Stamp News, South Ohio avenue.

25 years May 31, 1987 Dr. Robert Miller, a Sidney physician, has accepted the position of medical director of the Wilson Hospice Care program, Michael Ehler, executive director of Wilson Memorial Hospital has announced. Miller as medical director will provide the overall direction and guidance regarding all medical policies of the program. ––––– Fred Kerber is one of 33 Berea College (Ky.) students who are new members of Mortar Board National Honor Society. Kerber is the son of Dorothy Kerber, 828 Spruce Ave. ––––– WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said today its main forecasting gauge of future economic activity plunged 0.6 percent in April, the biggest decline in two years. The weakness in the Commerce Department’s Index of Leading Indicators was the first decline since a 0.5 percent drop in January and the largest downturn since a 0.8 percent decrease in April 1985. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet!

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The building consists of approximately 25,500 sq. ft. The main building consists of 3-stories with a shingled pitched roof; the newer part is partially below ground and consists of 2 stories with a flat roof. The newer part housed the café/gymnasium. Terms: The property will be sold to the highest bidder submitting a positive bid. Earnest money equating to 10% of the purchase price, or $1,000 minimum, will be required from the successful bidder in the form of cash or bankable check and will be returned to the buyer upon closing of the property. The property will be selling in as is where is condition with no warranties of any type. Your bidding is not conditional upon financing. So please have your financing pre-arranged or be prepared to close in cash. School Surplus: Hobart meat slicer; Hobart commercial dishwasher; SS steamer and serving counter; Goen steamer; milk cooler; 1960 Ford Galaxy, “Vespa Cruizer”, vintage black and white police car with cherry on top; weight racks and benches; Hammer Strength equipment; computers; tables; teacher and student desks; chairs; filing cabinets; volleyball stanchions; globes; maps; overhead projectors; white boards; smart board frames; many other items too numerous to mention. School bell does NOT sell. To view the property call Tom Roll 937-638-7847

Large School Auction The Upper Valley Career Center, 8811 Career Dr., Piqua, Oh, no longer having use for the following items, will be offering them for sale at a public auction. Auction Date:

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Oellerman Real Estate & Personal Property Auction The Estate of Bessie Oellerman will sell the following real estate and personal property at public auction. Auction conducted on site at 206 E. State Street, Botkins, Ohio.

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206 E. State Street, Botkins: A 1.5 story frame home with four bedrooms, full bath, dine-in kitchen, family room with a total of 1538 square feet. Home has a partial, unfinished basement, two car detached garage, and a nice covered patio on a 61’ x 135’ lot (0.19 acre). TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Home has been appraised for $76,000.00. No bid will be accepted for less than 80% of appraisal value or $60,800.00. With $7,000.00 required down day of sale. Balance due at closing within 30 days. OPEN HOUSE: Open house for inspection will be on Friday May 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and Saturday May 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM or by contacting the realtors listed below. William Oellerman, Executor of the Estate of Bessie R. Oellerman Shelby County Probate Case No. 2012 EST 33 Douglas S. Jauert, JAUERT & BURTON LLP, Attorney for Estate

2 STORY HOME WITH LARGE BACK YARD. Great for the investor or handyman willing to do a little work to build up quick equity. Bank Owned home that sells to the highest bidder! Owner: Second National Bank, Greenville Oh. Terms: Property to sell absolute to the highest bidder. Property sells as is where is with no warrenties expressed or implied. A 10% non refundable down payment will be required day of sale with the balance due at closing with in 30 days. Short proration tax method will be used.Possesion will be at closing. House will be open 2 hours before sale for inspection.

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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


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COVINGTON 225 S. Pearl, Covington. Thursday May 31-Saturday June 2; 8-6. 35-year Christmas collection: trees, wreaths, roping, snow village. books, including children's, many vintage/antique/rare & collectible; large print westerns, quilting, crafts, cookGlassware, books. dishes, fiestaware. fabric, patterns, vintage linens, four vintage handmade popcorn chenille bedspreads, Covington blanket. 1950's Ricky, Jr. doll. Dollhouse. Jewelry, household items, small appliances. unique giftables/ collectibles. Box lots. MUCH MORE! COVINGTON, 6920 McMaken Road, Friday & Saturday, 9am-6pm. Large multi-family sale! Recliner, old trunk, table linens, home decor, curtains, cookware, glasswares, books, movies, toys, men's, women's, kids clothes, yard items, Troy Built push weed eater, punching bag, Dodge Dakota truck lid in royal blue, lots of miscellaneous. FLETCHER, 204 South Walnut Street, Thursday, Friday, and Community Garage Sale Saturday, Thousands of items!!! player piano, small freezer, new shutters, costume jewelry, new watches, ladies clothing 1$ each, tools, fishing equipment, elliptical exerciser, concrete saw, electric sewer line clean out new, threaded rod, yarn and patterns, playboy magazines, 10'x20' canopy, antiques and much more!

FRIENDSHIP, Indiana, St. Rt. 62, June 9-17, open daily 9am. Friendship Flea Market. (812)667-5645. HARDIN, 10047A (In Hardin), Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9am-?, Moving sale! Table & chairs, cabinets, Riding mower, Lots of miscellaneous, Something for everyone! PIQUA, 101 Second Street, Thursday & Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturday, 9am-2pm. NO early birds! Lots of ladies clothes: some new M/L, collector plates, VCR, lots of VCR movies, dolls, red birds, dishes, knick knacks, stuffed animals, Depression glass, purses, lots of miscellaneous. PIQUA, 10250 Little Turtle Lane (near Johnson Farm), Saturday, June 2, 9am-? Moving sale! Everything must go!! Housewares, furniture, furnishings, crafts, decorative items, lots of teacher materials, 100's of children's books.

PIQUA 6785 N Troy-Sidney Rd. & 55 Weymer. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8-? LARGE sales! Fishing poles, mowers, Small to adult bikes, power tools, character glasses, Fenton, glassware, stamps, girls 6X, antiques, collectibles and WAY MORE!! SIDNEY, 1071 North Kuther Road (across from Menards). Saturday Only! 9am-?, Rain or Shine! Junior & adult clothes, desk, movies, floor lamp, household items & miscellaneous

SIDNEY, 130 West Pinehurst Street, Saturday 9am-1pm. Books, patio swing, firepit, 13" TV cable ready, girls toys, childrens books, blender, puzzles, comforters, bedspreads, 20" girls Schwinn bike, ceiling fan, exercise bike,, 30" pool ladder, coffee table

SIDNEY, 1353 Logan Court. June 1 8am-noon June 2-3 8am-1pm June 7-10 8am-1pm, Huge moving sale, boys clothes 5-6, junior/ women's clothing 9-11, bar stools, amps, speaker box, toys, books, puzzles, home decor, stroller, carseat, much more! SIDNEY, 1553 & 1541 Westwood Drive, Friday & Saturday, 9am-2pm. Multi Family! Namebrand adult clothing, home decor, furniture, extension ladder, toys, kids bike, baby boy newborn-24M clothing, boys size 4-8 clothing, lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 1631 Wildwood Dr. (south off Fair Rd.) Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm. Self-propelled, lawnmower, microwave, Flavorwave convection oven (new), TV, king-size comforter set, dishes, home items, lots of clothes-womens XL-XXL, mens L-XL, shoes, purses, etc. SIDNEY 17366 St Rt 47 East. June 1st and 2nd 8-2. Canning jars, towels, landscaping items, end tables, bedding, bikes, bowling balls, Disney VHS tapes, reclining chair, household, pitching net, name brand clothing (juniors, ladies, baby and boys).

SIDNEY, 674 Fair Rd. Saturday June 2nd 9am-3:30pm, multifamily, mowers, planer, end table, bookshelf, lamps, old pop cans and bottles, books, guns, AC/12V Norcold cooler, Lots of miscellaneous! SIDNEY, 708 W. Parkwood Street. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8-5. Books- lots of children's books, toys, ExerSaucer, Pack-N-Play's, car seat, puzzles, pictures, frames, glassware. Clothes; girls 6-8, boys 8-12, nice men large and womens small clothes. No early sales! SIDNEY, 743 W Parkwood St, Friday 8-2, Saturday 8-12, Boys & mens clothes, toys, remote control vehicles, Build-A-Bear Accessories, Meade telescope, Yamaha keyboard, Casio keyboard, books, desk, cookware, holiday decorations, miscellaneous household items. SIDNEY 806 E Parkwood St. Thursday and Friday 8am-2pm. multi-family! home interior, household items, toys, clothing, books and movies, etc. SIDNEY, 840 North West Avenue, Saturday, 9am-1pm. Everything in excellent condition, Oak hutch, end tables, furniture, home decor, kitchen items, bedding, books, Jr clothing, womans bike

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1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING Sharp, chrome wheels, runs great, good gas mileage. $5500 or best offer. (937)526-3308

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SIDNEY, 865 Crescent Drive, Saturday Only! 8am-?, Multi family Yard sale! Longaberger, Pampered Chef, walkie talkies, purses, shoes, clothing including plus size, Lots of Miscellaneous, Priced to sell!

SIDNEY 207 Vandemark Rd. Thursday May 31st, Friday June 1st, Saturday June 2nd 8:30-3. girls 0-3, 5T, 4-6, toys, DVD's, video games, mens and womens clothing and miscellaneous items.

SIDNEY 883 Chestnut. (in alley, park on Lincoln.) Thursday and Friday 8-4. Girls 3T, boys 0-3mos clothes, household items, washer & dryer, womens clothes, boys 8-10 clothes and lots of miscellaneous

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Wildcats go for two in a row Face third-ranked Defiance Tinora in state semifinals Friday

50 years ago May 31, 1962 Tom Bickel stowed away top honors in the Blind Bogey tournament, staged over the Moose Country Club’s course. Bickel blasted out a 74 net over the 18-hole route.

25 years ago May 289, 1987 It’s been a good year for athletics at Sidney High and school officials have the Greater Miami Valley Conference all-sports standings to prove it. Sidney won three outright league championships and tied for a fourth, and it led to a second-place finish in the final all-sports standings behind Vandalia by a half-point.

NUMBERS GAME 18,230 — Average attendance at NBA regular-season games this season, which began in December after an extended lockout.

CALENDAR High school sports This week FRIDAY Baseball Division IV State Tournament At Huntington Park, Columbus 4 p.m. — Minster (24-6) vs. Defiane Tinora (27-3) 7 p.m. — Cuyahoga Heights (23-4) vs. Berlin Hiland (25-4) Championship game — Saturday, 7 p.m. —— Track and field State meet At Jesse Owens Stadium Columbus 9:30 a.m. — Division II field events (5) 9:30 a.m. — Division III running events preliminaries, 4 x 800 relay final 1 p.m. — Division III field events (5) 1:30 p.m. — Division II running preliminaries, 4 x 800 relay final 4 p.m. — Division III field events (5) 4:45 — Division I running preliminaries, 4 x 800 relay final Saturday, June 2 9 a.m. — Division II field events (5) 9:30 a.m. — Division III running finals Noon — Division I field events (5) 1 p.m. — Division II running finals 3 p.m. — Division I field events (5) 4:30 — Division I running finals

QUOTE OF THE DAY “There was no collusion. There was no agreement. These claims are totally unfounded.” — NFL spokesman Greg Aiello responding to accusations by the NFL players union that the 32 NFL teams conspired to a salary cap in what was supposed to be an uncapped season.”

ON THIS DATE IN 1949 — Sam Snead wins the PGA Championship, defeating Johnny Palmer in the final round 3 and 2. 1965 — Jim Clark becomes the first non-U.S. driver in 49 years to win the Indianapolis 500.

MINSTER — Minster won its first-ever state championship in baseball last season, and despite some adversity this year, the Wildcats are back in Columbus to defend their championship in Division IV. The Wildcats take a 24-6 record into Friday’s 4 p.m. against Defiance game Tinora, which is 27-3 on the year. The situation is shaping up to be a repeat of last year, when Minster went into the semifinals as the underdog. They were matched up against Newark Catholic, the No. 2-ranked team in Ohio in the final polls. But the unranked Wildcats pulled out a 6-5 victory, then blanked New Middletown Springfield in the championship game 6-0 on a combined shutout by Adam Niemeyer and Austin Knapke. Both those pitchers are back this season for coach Mike Wiss, but Niemeyer hasn’t been able to pitch much because of an elbow injury, which has relegated him to designated hitter. Knapke, however, has teamed with Doug Huber to give Minster solid pitching during the latest tournament run, and Wiss will no doubt go with Huber to start and Knapke around the fifth inning, if things go according to plan. Huber is 5-2 with a 1.50 earned run average in 561/3 innings, and Knapke is 8-2 with a 1.60 ERA in 482/3 innings. Niemeyer did not allow an earned run in 452/3 innings before his injury, but the Wildcats have survived. They hit the ball well in regional tournament wins over Southeastern and Lehman, keeping the Cavaliers from a state tournament appearance


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DOUG HUBER fires a pitch to the plate in the regional semifinals last week against Southeastern. Huber will see action on the mound again this weekend in Columbus in the Division IV State Baseball Tournament. The Wildcats will be going for their second straight smallschool crown. for the second year in a row. On the season, Minster has six players hitting over .300, five of them with a lot of atbats. Leading the way is Niemeyer at .429, with 42 hits in 8 at-bats. He has 11 doubles and leads the Wildcats in RBIs with 25. Andrew Knapke is hitting .353 in 34 at-bats. Jay Eilerman, the leadoff hitter, is at .349, Huber is at .377, Devon Poeppelman .330 and Drew Elson .312. Despite its success last season, and its record this year, Minster finished No. 13 in the final coaches poll, one spot behind Lehman, who the Wild-

cats beat 9-1 in the regional championship. Defiance Tinora won its two regional tournament games by scores of 9-0 and 102 over Gibsonburg and Leipsic, respectively. Leipsic was ranked No. 5. Tinora has scored 10 or more runs 16 times this season. The other semifinal in D-IV has Berlin Hiland trying to follow up its boys state basketball championship with another crown in baseball. Hiland is 25-4 and faces Cuyahoga Heights, 23-4. Four members of the Hiland basketball team, including AllOhioan Dylan Kaufman, are

on the baseball team. Cuyahoga Heights, meanwhile, shut out New Middletown Springfield in the regional semifinals and Attica Seneca East in the regional championship for two of their 12 shutouts on the season. The school is making its first appearance in the state tournament since 1976. The winners of Friday’s games will return Saturday to play for the championship at 7 p.m. All the action is at Huntington Park in downtown Columbus. The stadium hosted the Big Ten Tournament last week.

Reds edged by Pirates PITTSBURGH (AP) — A.J. Burnett allowed just two hits over seven innings, Matt Hague delivered a two-run double and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Wednesday night. Burnett (4-2) escaped early trouble then cruised, giving up one unearned run while striking out three and walking two to win his third straight start. The right-hander retired 17 straight at one point, with only three balls reaching the outfield. Joel Hanrahan worked out of a two-on, one-out jam for his 13th save as the Pirates clinched their first winning May in four years. Johnny Cueto (5-3) gave up two runs over seven innings, walking four and striking out five while dropping his second straight decision. The Reds managed just four hits as slugger Joey Votto took most of the night off. The Reds missed an opportunity to get off to a big start. Zac Cozart doubled to left-cenAP Photo/Gene J. Puskar ter to lead off the game, and CINCINNATI REDS right fielder Jay Bruce leaps to make the Drew Stubbs was safe on a catch on a fly ball by Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen bunt. Stubbs then stole second during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, to put runners on second and Wednesday. third with nobody out, but all



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Orioles swept TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit one of Toronto's four solo home runs, leading the Blue Jays to a three-game sweep of Baltimore. Rajai Davis, Brett Lawrie and Colby Rasmus also homered for the Blue Jays. Brandon Morrow suffered a bruised right shin when he was struck by Wilson Betemit's liner in the seventh, hopping around the mound in pain. X-rays were negative and he is day-to-day. Morrow (6-3) gave up one run and four hits over 6 1-3 innings. He walked two and struck out eight. Casey Janssen finished in the ninth for his fifth save in six opportunities.

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Reports of strife spoil Indy 500 boost JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer The excitement over a strong Indianapolis 500 didn’t last very long for IndyCar. A Wednesday report on detailed an alleged revolt by several team owners to oust IndyCar CEO Randy Bernard. Rumors of discord have been present at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week, threatening to overshadow the biggest race of the year. The report claims IndyCar founder Tony George and a handful of team owners are behind a charge to have Bernard fired. Also listed were team owners John Barnes, Kevin Kalkhoven, Michael Andretti and his father, Mario. Michael Andretti immediately denounced the

report on Twitter, calling it “sensationalism” and saying there “is no lynch mob!” Before Sunday’s race, Bernard tried to defuse any controversy and it seemed to work as the race was generally regarded as one of the best in history. Only the focus now is not on the race, the decent television rating or the need to build some momentum for the series. Instead, it went back to business as usual as the owners seemed to pick up right where they were before the race. Bernard confirmed the mounting speculation in his own tweet Tuesday night, admitting “it is true that an owner is calling others trying to get me fired. I have had several owners confirm this.” Team owners have

been upset over several issues, most consistently the escalating costs to field IndyCar’s new car this season. The price tag is much higher than what Bernard quoted, and money has been a sore spot since before the season began. But the angst has escalated of late, particularly among the Chevrolet team owners. Chevy lost a pair of appeals protesting a component of rival Honda’s turbocharger, and the anger spread to other manufacturers after IndyCar levied fines throughout the garage that reached $300,000 for 19 infractions among 13 different teams. “I’ve been involved now in racing for 28 months, and what I’ve seen is this unbelievable amount of passion to win, desire to win, not only from drivers but

mainly from team owners,” Bernard said last weekend. “When a call is not made in their direction, of course they’re going to be upset.” Roger Penske, team owner for the drivers who won the first four races of the season, was initially not speaking to after the Bernard Honda rulings. But he met with Bernard at Indy, and insisted to The Associated Press he’s supportive of the series, the CEO and not a part of any plot to have Bernard ousted. Andretti, meanwhile, has been one of the most supportive owners in IndyCar this season. Besides his three full-time entries, he fielded two more cars in the Indy 500 to help get to the full 33-car field. He also fields entries in the Mazda Road to Indy developmental series.

And he’s stepped up as a promoter this year to take over the races at Milwaukee and Baltimore, which were both in danger of vanishing. He took over Milwaukee when IndyCar needed a 16th race to complete its schedule, and stepped in at Baltimore last month. Still, the discord is nothing new for openwheel racing, where infighting and power struggles have long plagued the series. Bernard inherited it all when he was hired to replace George, who was ousted by his family after years of mounting costs. In just over two years, Bernard has brought renewed enthusiasm to IndyCar, reduced debt, increased attendance and television ratings, introduced a new car and brought in multiple engine manu-

facturers. There’s also some parity in IndyCar, despite the early dominance by Penske drivers. The Indy 500, which had a record 34 lead changes, featured big finishes for small teams. Among them was Oriol Servia, who gave Dreyer & Reinbold its best Indy result ever with a fourth-place finish. It was the team’s first race with a Chevrolet engine since it ditched Lotus in early May. Justin Wilson was seventh for Dale Coyne Racing, and Alex Tagliani was 12th for Bryan Herta Autosport, which sat out of last month’s race at Brazil to regroup and defect from Lotus to Honda. IndyCar’s next race is Sunday, the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. It’s the first major race in Detroit since 2008.

Djokovic advances in French Open PARIS (AP) — The top-seeded players had early starts at the French Open on Wednesday, and both Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka made it to the third round without a problem. A short time later, 2009 champion Roger Federer joined them, earning his recordbreaking 234th victory at Grand Slam tournaments. Former top-ranked player Venus Williams was eliminated, a day

after little sister Serena lost in the first round. The seven-time Grand Slam champion, who was playing at a major tournament for the first time since revealing she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, lost to third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-2, 6-3. Djokovic was first up on Court Suzanne Lenglen, and he was barely troubled by Blaz Kavcic of Slovenia, winning 6-0, 6-4, 6-4 for his 23rd straight Grand

Slam victory. In the main stadium at Roland Garros, Azarenka defeated Dinah Pfizenmaier of Germany 6-1, 6-1 — two days after struggling to win her opening match. "Being No. 1 is a difficult job, because everybody want to catch you, everybody want to move you from the spot," Azarenka said. "Nothing is going to come easy just because you're No. 1. You actually have more people ... motivated trying to beat you."

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KANSAS CITY Royals’ Jeff Francoeur, left, is caught in a run down and tagged out between third and home, by Cleveland Indians catcher Luke Carlin in the second inning of a baseball game in Cleveland on Wednesday.

Royals beat Tribe 6-3 Moustakas, Jeff Francoeur and Brayan Pena each had run-scoring hits to help Kansas City rally from a 3-0 deficit. Chen worked the first five innings before relievers Tim Collins, Aaron Crow, Jose Mijares and Jonathan Broxton pitched scoreless ball over the final four innings. Broxton worked a shaky ninth for his 11th save. Broxton retired the first batter, but Shin-Soo Choo walked and Jason Kipnis singled. Asdrubal Cabrera walked to load

the bases, but Jose Lopez hit into a game-ending double play. Cleveland, which has lost five of six, fell to 4-11 against left-handed starters. The Indians announced before the game that designated hitter Travis Hafner will have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Thursday and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Catchers Carlos Santana and Lou Marson and third baseman Jack Hannahan are also out with injuries.


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Sarah Titterington, Lehman 100, 200, 400

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Kyle Dersham, Anna 800 relay

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Nate Bollheimer, Anna 400 relay, 800 relay

Ryan Spicer, Anna Discus

Olivia Cummings, Fairlawn Shot put

Trey Everett, Fairlawn High jump

Emily Borchers, Russia 1600 run

Lauren Francis, Russia 3200 run

Tyler Francis, Russia 300 hurdles

Taylor Magoto, Russia Pole vault

Jackie Siefring Russia 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles

Allison Roeth, Houston 3200 run

Brandon Ike, Houston Pole vault

Ben Chaney, New Bremen, 110 hurdles

Samantha Hoelscher, Minster 1600 relay, 3200 relay

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State Track Meet Friday, Saturday its qualifiers, beginning with the 400 relay team of Jeremy Bensman, Brady Cates, Nate Bollheimer and Cole Furgason. They own a time of 43.55, and that’s fourthbest going into the meet. The 800 team of Kyle Dersham, Cates, Bollheimer and Furgason also has the fourth-best time, and Bensman in the high jump is seeded sixth. Ryan Spicer, meanwhile, has gone 153-10 this season in the discus and that puts him 10th. Fairlawn’s Trey Everett cleared a season’s best 6-5 last week at the regional and that ties him for the best mark in the state in DIII going into the meet. Lehman’s Justin Stewart is in the 400, with a best time of 49.06. That puts him third. Teammate Joe Fuller will be in the 3200 and Boys Anna has a chance to his time of 10:00.45 puts score some points with him 12th. the fourth fastest time. Meg Westerheide of Fort Loramie, Emily Borchers of Russia and Tammy Berger of Versailles will compete in the 1600. Berger finished second in the event at last year’s state meet and has the best time this year by over six seconds. Westerheide is in postion to place, with the fourth-best time. Both Westerheide and Berger are also in the 800, with Berger owning the second-best time and Westerheide the thirdbest, just in front of Bailey of Botkins. Houston’s Allison Roeth will run in the 3200 along with Lauren Francis of Russia and Natalie Grillot of Versailles. There are just five faster times than Roeth going into the meet.

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Russia’s Tyler Francis will run the 300 hurdles and his best time this season is 39.86. Minster has a shot to put up a lot of points this weekend thanks to 10 qualifiers. The 3200 relay team of Andy Albers, Eric Dahlinghaus, Dominic Slonkosky and Francis Slonkosky has an 8:04.14, which is the second-best time going in. The 1600 relay team of Troy Kauffman, Paul Dues, Derek Collins and Korey Schultz goes into the meet with the best time in Ohio this season in D-III. Collins is also in the long jump and seeded fifth, AJ Huelsman will compete in the pole vault, and Ryan Will in the shot put, where his 53-10 distance is fourthbest going in. Francis Slonkosky will also compete in the 1600 and is seeded seventh.


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Fausey and Samantha Hoelscher had the fourth-best time at 4:02.37. Lehman’s Sarah Titerington has qualified in all three sprint races. She’s back in the pack in the 100 with her 12.8, but she has the fastest time in the state this season in the D-III 400 of 57.09. And in the 200, her 26.01 is ninth-best. There are three area teams in the 3200 relay. Versailles has run a 9:23.9 this season, and that’s the time to beat in Columbus. Minster has run a 9:35.85, which is third-best, and Fort Loramie had run a 9:43.77, ninth-best. Katie Plas of Loramie and Jackie Siefring of Russia will both compete in the 100 hurdles. Both County standouts go in with a best of 15.69, and there are eight times faster. Siefring is also in the 300 hurdles and owns


A long list of local, county and area qualifiers are preparing for the State Track Meet, which takes place Friday and Saturday at Jesse Owens Stadium at Ohio State. Minster leads the way with 10 boys and nine girls making the trip. Versailles, which won the girls regional title last week, has 11 girls going this week along with seven boys. The boys will compete in Division II and the girls in Division III. Sidney will be represented by Jasmine Glover, who has the second-best height in the Division I high jump going into the meet at 56. She will also compete in the 110 hurdles. Fairlawn junior Olivia Cummings appears to have an excellent shot at placing. Her best this season in the shot put has been 40-1.75, and that puts her fourth going into this weekend’s competition. Minster’s Kayla Wuebker, third in the state pole vault last year, has the fourth-best height going into this year’s meet. Taylor Magoto of Russia will also compete. In the discus, Kaitlin Underwood of Botkins owns the sixth-best distance at 126-3. Teammate Brittany Bailey will run in the 800 and has the fourthfastest time going in. Minster’s 1600 relay team of Gabrielle Barga, Olivia Enneking, Natalie

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Sidney Daily News,Thursday, May 31, 2012

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AT THE WHEEL Kasey 1 KASEY Kahne’s win in the Coke 600 came in

SPRINT CUP SERIES Track: Dover International Speedway Race: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Location: Dover, Del. When: Sunday, June 3 TV: FOX (12:30 p.m. EST) Layout: 1.0-mile oval Banking/Turns: 24 degrees Banking/Straightaways: 9 degrees 2011 Winner: Matt Kenseth Crew Chief’s Take: “Dover is a high-banked, one-mile oval that is similar at both ends. It’s also a concrete track with several grooves. Goodyear has a new tire that puts a lot of rubber down and makes for very slick spots on the track. Cars drive over a hump at both corner entries that unloads tires and makes corner entry a big challenge. Most drivers would say it’s a real ‘driver’s track.’ Dover has made significant improvements to pit road in the last year, which has helped the pit crews.”

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his 300th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. He joins Ned Jarrett and Rusty Wallace as the only drivers to win in their 300th start. Kahne’s victory was his third in the 600 and fourth overall in points-paying races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne also has one win at CMS in the AllStar Race (2008).

Webber, Franchitti, Kahne take Memorial Day weekend’s Big Three

A QUICK MARATHON This year’s 2 edition of the Coca-Cola 600 was the quickest in the history of the event. Sunday’s race clocked in a three hours, 51 minutes, 14 seconds. The race was interrupted only five times for cautions and had an average speed of 155.687 mph. The previous quickest 600-miler was in 1995, at three hours, 56 minutes, 55 seconds.

NATIONWIDE SERIES Track: Dover International Speedway Race: 5-Hour Energy 200 When: Saturday, June 2 TV: ESPN (1:30 p.m. EST) 2011 Winner: Carl Edwards

THE FIELD Through 12 3 PACING races in the 2012 season, Jimmie Johnson leads the series in laps led with 502. After sitting on point for 204 laps on Sunday, Greg Biffle moves into second on the list, with 470 laps led. Surprisingly, Jeff Gordon — who is 22nd in points with zero wins — is third, having led 343 circuits. ENOUGH ... Aric Almirola 4 FITTINGLY earned his first career Sprint Cup pole on Friday for the Coca-Cola 600. With a decidedly patriotic flare on Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it was only fitting that Almirola’s sponsor was the U.S. Air Force. Almirola is in his first full season at the Cup level, driving the iconic No. 43 machine for Richard Petty Motorsports. He finished 16th in the race.

Sprint Cup Standings DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Greg Biffle (1) 453 — Matt Kenseth (1) 443 -10 Denny Hamlin (2) 437 -16 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 435 -18 Jimmie Johnson (1) 405 -48 Martin Truex Jr. 404 -49 Kevin Harvick 398 -55 Kyle Busch (1) 391 -62 Tony Stewart (2) 388 -65 Carl Edwards 372 -81 ^ CHASE FOR THE SPRINT CUP ^

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Kasey Kahne emerges from his car in Victory Lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway after winning the Coca-Cola 600.

By MATT TALIAFERRO Athlon Sports Racing Editor

Memorial Day weekend is billed as “Racing’s Greatest Weekend,” with high-profile races across the globe. The Formula One Series opened the day half a world away with the Grand Prix of Monaco. The IndyCar Series culminated a month in Indiana with arguably North America’s most prestigious race, the Indianapolis 500. And NASCAR brought down the curtains with one of its crown-jewel events — its longest race of the season — the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C. In Monte Carlo, Mark Webber, from Australia, entertained the champagne and caviar crown, scoring his second victory in the Grand Prix of Monaco. Driving a Red Bull Renault, Webber beat Nico Rosberg and Fernando Alonso to line after the 161.8-mile event that came down to tire strategy and dodging threatening weather. Back in the United States, the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500

went green at noon EST after its traditional late-morning flurry of marching bands, balloons and Jim Nabors’ rendition of “Back Home Again in Indiana.” A familiar face drank milk and kissed the bricks by mid-afternoon, as Scotsman Dario Franchitti earned his third career Borg-Warner Trophy. Franchitti battled Takuma Sato, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan in the closing laps. As Franchitti and Sato raced side-by-side into Turn 1 on the final lap, Sato, on the inside, was squeezed down by Franchitti. Sato spun, allowing Franchitti to scoot away with Dixon and Kanaan finishing second and third. Sato was credited with 17th after hitting the wall in the spin. Franchitti dedicated the win to his good friend, the late Dan Wheldon, who passed away in last season’s IndyCar final at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Wheldon was the defending Indianapolis 500 champion. “Everybody up there was a friend of Dan’s, and that about sums it up,”

I Following the Coca-Cola 600, Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin Nationwide Standings were asked their opinions on the reduction in cautions this season. DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Busch pointed to the collective experience of the field, saying, 1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (3) 430 — “You got the best drivers in the world out there each and every 2. Elliott Sadler (2) 417 -13 weekend. We all feel like we know what we’re doing. We don’t 3. Austin Dillon 402 -28 have to run over each other anymore to pass.” 4. Sam Hornish Jr. 373 -57 5. Cole Whitt 336 -94 Hamlin agreed with Busch, but also highlighted a championship 6. Justin Allgaier 336 -94 system that places more emphasis on points than ever before: 7. Michael Annett 331 -99 “I think everyone is so used to these cars now. I think at the be8. Mike Bliss 291 -139 ginning, these cars were a tremendous handful to drive. Obviously 9. Danica Patrick 264 -166 we saw some wrecks because of it, especially on restarts. 10. Joe Nemechek 262 -168

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Franchitti said of the top-3 finishers. “Everybody loved him. I think DDub would be proud of that one.” The beer and barbeque crowd enjoyed the day’s finale — the 53rd running of NASCAR’s marathon, the Coca-Cola 600. Kasey Kahne emerged victorious after nearly four hours of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway, handing Hendrick Motorsports its third consecutive win (counting the nonpoints All-Star Race). The victory was Kahne’s first with HMS since coming aboard at the start of the season, and third career triumph in the 600. “It’s been an unbelievable week for us to get the 200th win at Darlington, then to come back and win the All-Star Race,” team owner Rick Hendrick said. “I think we’re showing the potential of the teams. I’m really looking forward to the second half of this year.” Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Greg Biffle and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top 5.

“Bottom line, I think everyone is so concerned with points nowadays, you know if you wreck and you finish in the 30s, you’re going to take 10 races to get that back. “I think everyone’s just a little bit more patient on restarts, as crazy as that sounds. It’s just not as wild on restarts as it used to be a couple years ago. Everyone is minding their P’s and Q’s, trying to get the best finish out of their day, knowing the one thing you can’t overcome in a race is a crash.” Said the race-winner, Kasey Kahne: “You have to be consistent in this sport. It’s how the points are. You have to be consistent. You have to finish races. If you're crashing, you’re not finishing, you’re losing points. The Chase is what it’s all about.”

Classic Moments Dover International Speedway Junie Donlavey fielded entries for over 50 years in NASCAR’s top division — from Joe Weatherly and LeeRoy Yarbrough to Ricky Rudd and Ken Schrader and a host of drivers in between — but his Dover mount in May 1981 might have been his most memorable. Jody Ridley drove Donlavey’s No. 90 Ford to victory in the Mason-Dixon 500 that day, scoring both men’s lone Cup victory. Neil Bonnett, Cale Yarborough and David Pearson all took turns at the front, but each dropped an engine while leading. Ridley finally emerged with the lead — although Bobby Allison’s car owner, Harry Ranier, claimed that NASCAR’s timing and scoring had incorrectly placed Ridley ahead of his No. 28 Buick — and led the final 20 laps to score an unlikely win over Allison, Dale Earnhardt, D.K. Ulrich and Rudd.

Athlon Fantasy Stall Looking at Checkers: With his next victory in Dover, Jimmie Johnson will tie Bobby Allison and Richard Petty for the most all-time wins at the track (seven). Pretty Solid Pick: Roush teammates Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth each have two Cup wins in Delaware. Good Sleeper Pick: Mark Martin (four Dover wins), in his Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota. Runs on Seven Cylinders: Last weekend’s winner, Kasey Kahne, who averages a 22.6-place finish in 12 starts here. Insider Tip: The drivers love this joint, and most everyone currently in the top 10 in points has at least one triumph at the concrete oval.

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DRIVER (WINS) POINTS BEHIND Justin Lofton (1) 200 — Timothy Peters 199 -1 Ty Dillon 184 -16 James Buescher (1) 182 -18 Parker Kligerman 170 -30 Ron Hornaday 169 -31 Jason White 158 -42 Nelson Piquet Jr. 155 -45 Todd Bodine 151 -49 Joey Coulter 145 -55

1. Jimmie Johnson 2. Greg Biffle 3. Denny Hamlin 4. Matt Kenseth 5. Kasey Kahne

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6. Dale Earnhardt Jr.

KASEY KAHNE In the first six races of the season, Kahne averaged a 28.5-place finish. Since, he’s caught fire, averaging a 5.5-place running in the last six. In that time, he’s advanced from a low of 32nd in the standings to 15th.

7. Brad Keselowski

JOEY LOGANO Logano has gone the other way. Since consecutive top 10s to start the year, Logano has only one other, with an average run of 19.6. Compiled and written by Matt Taliaferro. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattTaliaferro or email at

8. Kyle Busch 9. Tony Stewart 10. Martin Truex Jr. 11. Carl Edwards 12. Kevin Harvick 13. Clint Bowyer 14. Jeff Gordon ASP, Inc. 15. Paul Menard Aric Almirola won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 in the No. Just off the lead pack: 43 Air Force Ford.

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Bad pit stops took Johnson from a top-3 car to 12th. Still, there’s no denying his wins in the Southern 500 and All-Star Race the previous two weeks. And Dover is always a welcome site for his bunch. Dominant early in the Coca-Cola 600, Biffle’s team couldn’t keep up with changing track conditions. The result: a fourth-place finish after leading 204 laps. Of his second-place run in the Coke 600, Hamlin said via Twitter that, “We optimized our finish. Now if I could just shake this Cal Naughton Jr syndrome...” Surprisingly quiet in the 600, Kenseth finished a respectable 10th and finds himself just 10 points shy of teammate Greg Biffle in the championship standings. His win was only a matter of time, of course. Leading up to it, he’d posted five consecutive finishes of eighth or better. More important, he’s narrowed the gap to 10th in the standings to 42 points. He never had the flat-out speed needed to carry his No. 88 to victory on Sunday. But regardless of the winless skid, Earnhardt can boast a series-best nine top 10s thus far in 2012. Burned by a pit-road speeding penalty early in the 600, Keselowski fought back to a hard-earned fifthplace finish after a runner-up in the previous weekend’s All-Star Race. Young “Rowdy” came and went a few times before settling for a third-place showing at Charlotte. It was his fourth straight run of fourth or better. Stewart’s No. 14 team is either a world-beater or totally out to lunch every weekend. Sunday’s performance was in the latter category. Still hanging in at sixth in the championship standings, Truex needs to avoid a dip in performance — or score a couple wins — to assure himself of a Chase bid. Despite Edwards’ lack of fireworks this season, he does have eight top 10s to his credit. A three-week skid gave way to a solid eighth at CMS. This bunch needs to — and can — pick it up. Despite showing early speed in the 600, Bowyer limped to a 13th-place run, two laps off the pace. His seventh in the 600 proves that when the bad luck stays away, Gordon can perform. Still very quietly clicking off top-15 showings — and sits 13th in the standings. Aric Almirola, Jeff Burton, Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan Newman

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CAMPING WORLD TRUCK SERIES Track: Dover International Speedway Race: Lucas Oil 200 When: Friday, June 1 TV: SPEED 4:30 p.m. EST) 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch


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