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Sentence defended Judge explains decisions in Kimpel case BY KATHY LEESE Judge Robert Lindeman has defended his sentence of former Shelby County Sheriff Dean Kimpel June 8 — a sentence that left Kimpel smiling and many, including the special prosecutor, stunned. Lindeman, a Miami County Common Pleas Court judge, was assigned to the case when Shelby County Common Pleas

possibility of a conflict of interest. Lindeman sentenced Kimpel to probation on a felony charge of unauthorized use of a computer or telecommunications device for using the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) computer system for his personal use. A charge Lindeman Kimpel of sexual battery against KimCourt Judge James Stevenson pel in Auglaize County was recused himself due to the dismissed as part of a plea


Hearing held to discuss expiring sales tax levy

Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 5 today: • Michael Allen Tucker • Frances R. “Fran” Kittle • Betty I. Clinehens


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One cool baby Amelia Brown, 3 months old, of Covington, chews on her fingers while being held by her mom, Nichol Brown, at Tawawa Park Thursday. Her family, originally from Sidney, was in town visiting relatives. Amelia is the daughter of Thomas Brown.

Shelby County Commissioners on Thursday held the first of two public hearings to discuss the expiration of the current sales tax levy for roads and bridges and a replacement proposal. The levy will expire March 31, 2013. Commissioners, Shelby County Engineer Bob Geuy and Sheriff John Lenhart outlined a plan that would utilize an 0.5 percent sales tax to be divided between capital improvements and county infrastructure, roads and bridges. Commissioner Jack Toomey explained a $5 milSee FUTURE/Page 5

Walk a mile in their shoes Couple seek donations for Kenya residents BY SUSAN HARTLEY Ohio Community Media Dean and Jane Yoder, of Pleasant Hill, see their personal ministry as a “community to community” project. Their ministry — collecting good used shoes to be sent to the East African country of Kenya — is affiliated with Well of Hope International, founded by Zipporah Kamau, with the assistance of her husband, Nathaniel. The Kamaus reside in Kiserian in Kajiado County, just south of Nairobi, Kenya. See SHOES/Page 4

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DEAN AND Jane Yoder, of Pleasant Hill, (left) pose with Well of Hope International founders Nathaniel and Zipporah Kamau, of Kenya, Africa, near the Piqua Daily Call offices Wednesday. Their ministry is to collect good used shoes, which can then be purchased by people in Kenya, with the money going to buy land and build homes for widows and their children.

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BOWLING GREEN — The commercial truck driver arrested in Shelby County over the weekend with a teenage girl in the rig, is facing one McKinley count of felony kidnapping in Bowling Green Municipal Court in a preliminary hearing on Monday. FBI agents and police are continuing their investigation of the incident as a possible case of human trafficking. Court records indicate a 17-year-old girl, found earlier at a Wood County rest stop, told Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers she had been forced to engage in sexual activity with the trucker while in Ohio before her captor drove her and a another 16-year-old girl to Detroit. She also alleged she had been ordered to cooperate with demands to have sexual activity with others.


The suspect, Daren McKinley, 30, of Kentucky, is being held in the Wood County Jail in lieu of $85,000 bond according to the court’s Website. Acting on a report from the caretaker of the rest area at Interstate 75 milepost 179 in Wood County, troopers from the Piqua Post of the highway patrol eventually located the semi-trailer and its occupants along I75 southbound milepost 98 near Anna at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and arrested McKinley. Both girls are reportedly from the Louisville, Ky., area and have been reportedly placed in protective custody or returned to their families. The FBI’s Toledo office said the older girl told agents she had been transported up from Kentucky, through Ohio and Michigan and at some point the other girl was picked up along the way. The 16-year-old reportedly told state troopers from the Piqua Post she was in the rig on her own free will.

THURSDAY -8:32 p.m.: larcenies. Sheriff ’s deputies were kept busy from 5:44 a.m. until midmorning investigating larceny reports involving thefts from vehicles at 3431 Leatherwood Creek Road in Green Township, 3195 Jason Way in Washington Township, 11761 Fair Road in Washington Township, and 1212 Stephens Road in Clinton Township. WEDNESDAY -9:11 p.m.: hit-skip accident. Deputies responded to the FesslerBuxton and Hardin

roads intersection to investigate a hit-skip accident. No details were available.

Fire, rescue THURSDAY -1:01 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to a medical call in the 10100 block of Thompson-Schiff Road. -4:45 a.m. medical. Perry-Port-Salem Rescue was dispatched to a medical call in the 10200 block of TawawaMaplewood Road. -4:34 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 200 block of West Main Street for a medical call.

School board to meet HOUSTON — The Hardin-Houston Local School District Board of Education will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the high school media center. The board will approve student fees, lunch prices and school handbooks and also act on personnel issues.

City board meeting canceled The Monday meeting lack of cases. of Sidney’s Zoning The board’s next Board of Appeals has scheduled meeting is been canceled due to a July 16 at 4 p.m.


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• Name: Jeff Boyer • Age: 52 • Height: 6 feet, 4 inches • Weight: 280 • Hair: Black • Eyes: Blue fourth-degree felony. Authorities said to use caution. Boyer has a history of carrying a concealed weapon and is known to use drugs. His last known address was in Sidney, but he is believed to be living in Indiana. If subject is seen, do not approach him. Call your local law enforcement agency and report his whereabouts.

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THURSDAY -12:13 a.m.: arrest. A Clean All Services employee told Sidney Police a suspect had stolen fuel from a company vehicle. Police charged Jessie J. Yates, 21, 5229 State Route 29 East, with theft, criminal trespassing and possession of criminal tools. WEDNESDAY -8:56 p.m.: theft. Lucille Dunbar, 621 East Ave., told police a Nintendo valued at $150 had been stolen from her residence. -5:10 p.m.: assault. Doyle R. Jones, 1001 Fourth Ave., Apt 6, reported he had been assaulted at 330 E. Court St. Police charged Jason Kellem, 38, of Sidney, with assault. -9:40 a.m.: theft. John R. Davis II, 2805 Wapakoneta Ave., Lot 68, reported his medications, Fentanyl and Endocey, were missing from his residence.

THURSDAY -5:08 a.m.: mutual aid. Sidney paramedics were dispatched in mutual aid to Anna Rescue for a medical call in the 200 block of West Main Street in the village. -5:05 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 200 block of Washington Street. WEDNESDAY -10:30 p.m.: open burning. Firefighters were dispatched to an open-burning complaint at 274 Hillcrest Court. The fire was ordinancepermitted. -5:32 p.m.: open burning. Firefighters responded to an openburning complaint in the 500 block of East Court Street. The fire was illegal and was extinguished. -5:24 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 600 block of Fourth Avenue for a medical call. -4:57 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 2200 block of Apache Drive for a medical call. -2:15 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 300 block of Grove Street. -1:25 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1500 block of Westlake Drive for a medical call. -11:56 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 1400 block of Spruce Avenue for a medical call. -10:20 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 2500 block of North Kuther Road for a medical call.


MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Thursday morning, Judge Duane Goettemoeller sentenced Carol Deal, 63, at large, to 30 days in jail, with credit for 14 days served, on a criminal trespassing charge. She may be evaluated for mental health issues in lieu of 16 days jail. • A criminal trespassing charge against Theodore C. Shamblen, 19, 120 S. Main Ave., was dismissed by the court Thursday, but will be refiled by the state. In Municipal Court Wednesday afternoon, obstructing official business charges against Derrick M. Ogle, 24, at large, were dismissed by the state because he has been incarcerated. A second charge of the same offense was also dismissed for the same cause. • Shauna Hamilton, 28, 826 Oak Ave., was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 20 days in jail on an assault charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. She will be permitted to complete 40 hours of community service in lieu of 10 days jail, and if fines and costs are paid in full, the balance of the jail time may be reconsidered. Civil cases Erie Insurance exchange, Indianapolis, Ind. v. Nicole and Jason Browning, 330 Buckeye Ave., $6,783. Discover Bank, New Albany v. Ronald D. Vaughn, 1053 Riverbend Boulevard, $3,693.88. CACH, LLC, Denver, Colo. v. Ora Jaques, 539 Rauth St., $3,312.43. First Financial Investment Fund, Phoenix, Ariz. v. Kelly F. Lee, 19644 State Route 47, Maplewood, $1,599.31. Wells Fargo Bank, Des Moines, Iowa v. Raymond W. Thompson, 634 Carly Lane, $2,152.24. Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, Calif. v. Jason S.Taylor, 834 S. Main Ave., $1,424.06. CACH, LLC, Denver, Colo. v. Lawrence A. Thayer, 809 Taft St., $5,848.06. Capital One Bank, Norcross, Ga. v. Elaina J. Kelly, 1213 Hilltop Ave., Apt. F, $567.98. Capital One Bank, Richmond, Va. v. Ryan C. Pulfer, 304 S. Pike St., Anna, $1,036.49.


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Sidney Police charged Tamica Petty, 33, 1020 Maple St., with opening a door into traffic following an accident at 7:30 p.m. Sunday on Buckeye Avenue at Humphrey Park. Officers said Petty’s vehicle was parked on the street with the door open when a vehicle traveling north operated by Adranna R. NicholsLambert, 632 Third Ave., passed a car and struck the open door. There was light damage to both vehicles and no injuries.

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SHOES The Kamaus are currently visiting the United States, mainly to thank those who are assisting with their project, which supports Kenya’s widows and children through the purchase of land to build homes. The Yoders became involved with the Well of Hope through their daughter Angie, and have made four trips to Kenya in the past few years. “I was quite impressed,” Jane Yoder said of her first visit. “Just to realize how much need there was there. We tend to think everyone lives like we do in the U.S. That’s not true. There are no social programs like we have here.” Jane Yoder said she was “much impressed” by the Kamau couple’s diligence in helping women in need in their country. Zipporah Kamau said she believes she was destined to begin the Well of Hope International project. “I truly believe I was called to help these women. It came to me as a dream. I felt there was a need to wake up and restore needs to these women,” she said. “I started pursuing my own dream.” The dream became a reality when the Kamaus decided to collect used shoes to be sold in their country to earn money to

From Page 1 better the lives of Kenyan women and children. Shoes collected in the United States are shipped in sea containers via an expedited shipping company at a cost of $10,000, Dean Yoder said. “We work with churches, have fundraisers and get donations,” he said, in order to be able to ship the containers from Newport News, Va. Upon arrival in Kenya, the shoes go through customs and the Well of Hope organization pays taxes in order for the container to enter their country. Dealers are then present to purchase the shoes, which are placed in retail outlets for those who are in need to purchase. “Many people are not able to buy new — you have people ready to buy the used,” Nathaniel Kamau said of the shoes collected here, so far in Ohio, Virginia and Indiana. The Kamaus explain that the reason the Well of Hope program had rather collect used shoes than accept cash donations is because everyone can participate. “We don’t want money from Americans,” Nathaniel Kamau said. “We need shoes. Anyone can give shoes — a rich person, a middle person, even the children. Not all people can give money.” The shoes are the com-

modity, which the Well of Hope relies on to raise the money to purchase land to build homes for those who are widowed and their children. So far, 200plus people have been able to settle in these homes, Nathaniel Kamau said. According to Zipporah Kamau, the large widowed population in Kenya is due to natural death as well as complications due to AIDS. “AIDS is still claiming many lives,” Zipporah Kamau said. “People don’t want to change their lifestyle.” Many women who are widowed are “chased out of their matrimonial homes,” the Kamaus said, by the deceased’s husband’s family. “They don’t want the women to inherit the property,” Zipporah Kamau said. “Our coun-

try is still struggling with equal rights.” The homes being constructed by Well of Hope are not owned by the individual women, so they cannot sell the home or land that they live in. Rather, the property is jointly owned with Well of Hope. The Kamaus also visited with the congregation and pastor of New Covenant Community Church in Staunton, Va., during their trip to the U.S. The church’s pastor, Jim Logan, learned of the Well of Hope when he traveled to Kenya for a wedding. He visited with the Kamaus in their home, returned to Virginia, helped collect two sea containers of shoes, then returned with several members of his congregation to help construct homes for the widows. “We wanted to visit

and thank them for their work,” Nathaniel Kamau said. Locally, the Yoders have worked with several churches, businesses and organizations to help collect used shoes for their “community to community” ministry. They just sent a container of 14,000 pairs of shoes that were collected between spring 2011 and spring 2012. Those who would like to participate may do so by dropping off shoes at the following Miami County locations: • Covington Savings and Loan, 223 N. Miami St., Bradford or 117 N. High St., Covington • East of Chicago Pizza, 1560 Covington Ave., Piqua • Elizabeth Township Community Center, 5760 W. Walnut Grove Road, Troy • Fifth Third Bank,

150 E. Broadway, Covington • Grace Christian Bookstore, 1210 E. Ash St., Piqua • Oakes-Beitman Library, 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill • Piqua Sunset Cleaners, 111 S Downing St., Piqua • Piqua Baptist Church, 1402 W. High St., Piqua • Salvation Army, 707 S. Crawford St., Troy • Sunset Cleaners, 111 S. Downing St., Piqua or 25 S. Elm St., Troy Also, in Shelby County, shoes may be dropped off at the Salvation Army, 419 Buckeye Ave., and at Trinity Church of the Brethren, 2220 N. Main Ave. For more information on the Well of Hope, check out or call Dean Yoder at (937) 308-9171.

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SENTENCE shocked, disappointed. It was my expectation that he (Kimpel) would receive some period of incarceration. I did not think he would be sent to prison because the judge’s hands were tied because of the new sentencing law. But I did think he would get an intermittent local (jail) sentence.” Lindeman, who did not address Kimpel’s wrongdoing during the sentencing, also did not adhere to a request from the prosecution that Kimpel not be allowed to maintain a concealed carry weapon (CCW) permit and did not block Kimpel’s return to law enforcement.The prosecutors had asked that Kimpel be banned from law enforcement for life, but he will now be eligible to return to that line of work upon completion of his probation. Lindeman told the Sidney Daily News why he chose not to give Kimpel jail time: “Under the new sentencing laws, he was a candidate for mandatory community control (probation). That’s what he got. I almost never give intermittent jail sentences down here (Miami County) because they cost the county money, clog up the county jail. “It’s a felony charge. If they (prosecutors) want intermittent (jail) time, they ought to charge people with misdemeanors. I can give that kind of misdemeanor sentence. On the felony side, if I send somebody, it’s going to be to the penitentiary. It’s not going to be to the local jail where the jail space is needed for municipal court judges, using it to keep their docket under control and (to) put their people in jail at the local level.” Under Ohio law, Kimpel’s sentence had to be charged as a felony. Lindeman said he had no knowledge of a request for a suspension of Kimpel’s CCW permit. “Where did that come from? he said. “That’s the first I’ve heard about it. There was nothing in the plea agreement about a CCW.” Talking about the request for Kimpel’s life-

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time ban from law enforcement, Lindeman said, “I don’t know what he’s going to do. It’s not necessarily a condition of the community control sanction, but that is their agreement and I think both sides would have to abide by it. My sanction only applies as long as he’s on community control. Once they’re off community control, I lose my jurisdiction and I no longer have any way to enforce that. It means nothing really. I don’t know what he’s (Kimpel) going to do.” Lindeman said there was a reason he chose not to lecture Kimpel at his sentencing: “A lot of times the people I see don’t even have a high school education. Many of them don’t get past the eighth, ninth grade, at least in Miami County. I don’t see that many college-educated (individuals) or people who have additional training beyond high school. So I give speels to certain folks who may not quite get what I’m trying to get at. In Kimpel’s case, he has advanced training. He has some skills. He’s been in law enforcement for a number of years, so clearly he knew what he was doing.” Lindeman said he has nothing to say to local law enforcement about the sentencing: “I don’t like to argue with people after the sentence is over with. I can only say that for a person to lose his job and be humiliated in front of the community and to be limited in what he can do in the future, they (law enforcement) can give their definition of justice and I’ll look at the (Ohio) Revised Code and come up with what I think is appropriate under the circumstances. I thought that was an appropriate sentence. That’s all I can say.” If Kimpel violates probation, Lindeman said, “I’d give him nine months. I wouldn’t even hesitate to do it. That was what I told him. If he violated any terms or conditions of community control, nine months in the pen. And if you check up here, you’ll find I usually do that.”


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from the General Motors Inland Division in Vandalia. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 18, 2012, at noon at Cromes Funeral Home, with the Rev. Philip K. Chilcote officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Monday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to the Montgomery County Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice in memory of Betty I. Clinehens. Envelopes for memorials will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Clinehens family at the website,

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Betty I. Clinehens, 94, of formerly Dayton, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at 5:10 p.m. at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. She was born on Dec. 2, 1917, in Jackson Center, the daughter of the late Elmer and Alice (Harning) Clinehens. She is survived by her nephew, Michael G. Bruce; great-nieces, Heidi E. Smith and April L. Kelly and husband, John, all of Greenville; great-great-niece, Taylor Smith; great-greatnephews, Daniel Gadzinski, Justin M. Kelly and Ian M. Bruce; and numerous other great- and great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her twin brother, Richard M. Clinehens. Ms. Clinehens retired

From Page 1 the current 0.5 percent sales tax has been in place for 23 years and has been approved by voters four times in that time period. Board members stressed that the proposal will not increase taxes for residents; only re-allocate current funds to better serve the county’s needs. “We are at a crossroads where our revenues will no longer provide for the necessary county services and still maintain our infrastructure,” Commissioner Julie Ehemann said. “It has been a difficult decision, but this is necessary for us to do both.” A second hearing on the issue will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in commissioners’ office in the annex building. Commissioners also approved county bills totaling $1,750,211, including a $335,000 estate tax disbursement to Clinton Township. Another resolution approved $5,000 for the sheriff’s department’s security transportation for clients of the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services. Commissioners also attended the Shelby County Agriculture Luncheon at noon.

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Fired Edison professor claims discrimination BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Media

fessor, Ruth Barney, a marketing instructor, was given a year’s extension before her position will be terminated. “Of all the three folks that were retrenched, nobody was under (the age of) 50,” said the 61year-old professor. “I think age discrimination will be hard to prove, but like I said, nobody was under 50.” Fleishman added that according to contract language, there were other classes he “should have been offered,” but “that wasn’t even given to me as an option.”

PIQUA — A former associate professor at Edison Community College terminated at the end of last month has filed a discrimination complaint against the college with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. Mike Fleishman, the former professor who filed the claim, cited age discrimination in his complaint to the OCRC as a result of his May 31 termination from EdiRebuttal facts son, where he has taught He said he and other the commercial art pro- instructors provided a gram since 2001. joint Edison committee No comment with rebuttal facts about Currently, the claim why their positions and filed by Fleishman is programs should not be being investigated by terminated, but their the OCRC, but several pleas “fell on deaf ears” representatives from the and instead college officivil rights organization cials “went for the juguwould not comment fur- lar vein of termination.” ther on the complaint “The president’s calbecause it is still being lous ruling showed no reviewed. logical reasoning, huIn a prepared state- mane consideration, nor ment released to the made academic sense,” newspaper, a spokesman Fleishman said. with Edison said it was Honeyman said the “unfortunate” Fleishman actions taken by the colfiled the complaint, but lege in eliminating the that it was his right to academic programs were do so and “the college in- the result of “an extentends to fully cooperate sive review of Edison’s with the impending in- academic program viavestigation,” according bility model and a negoto Ryan Honeyman, the tiated process with the director of marketing faculty union.” and public relations at ‘Difficult’ choices Edison. “These choices, while ‘Early retirement’ difficult, were necessary Fleishman said he to the overall benefit and was planning to retire in improvement of the colfour years but was lege as a whole and were “forced to take an early in no way influenced by retirement” through a the age, religion or decision made by Edison health status of any facPresident Dr. Cristobal ulty member,” HoneyValdez earlier this year, man said. which also phased out Honeyman stated the the college’s commercial college adheres to the art and Internet tech- guidelines required to be nologies programs and an equal opportunity plans to end the current employer and “works marketing program next diligently to ensure that year. all personnel actions In addition, Fleish- such as compensation, man said, a fellow pro- promotion and terminafessor, Brad Reed, the tion are administered college’s Internet tech- without regard to race, nologies instructor, also color, religion, national had his employment ter- origin, sex, age or handiminated and a third pro- cap.”

School to auction many items BY JENNIFER RUNYON Ohio Community Media PIQUA — One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. And, there’s lots of treasure to be found at the Upper Valley Career Center this week. The school is auctioning off approximately 85 percent of its loose furnishings and appliances during a public auction set for Saturday. Through its building project with the Ohio School Facilities Commission, the school is replacing old items with new. Like the construction, the new furnishings are co-funded by the state with taxpayers covering 25 percent of the cost. According to Pat Gibson, director of business operations, the auction will offer many kitchen items as the culinary arts department as well as the cafeteria have both received new equipment. “There’s a lot of Hobart equipment,” he said, adding that the kitchen items are industrial-grade stainless steel. Many classroom and office furnishings, including bookcases, desks, chairs and filing cabinets, also will be available. And, the school will be auctioning off some of its technology items, such as laptop and desktop computers, projectors and monitors. Also, a 1990 Pontiac, a GMC cargo van and welders will be up for auction. The school has 1,800 square feet of space filled with items to auction in tents, located between the Career Center and the Applied Technology Center. This includes items that Gibson calls “unique” such as stainless-steel countertops and a commercial washer and dryer. There are no reserves for any of the items. The auction starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, with previewing beginning at 8 a.m. Proceeds from the auction will go into the school’s general fund and will be used to support the school’s various programs.


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Duel in Ohio: Obama, Romney campaign BY STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — President Barack Obama cast his re-election race against Republican Mitt Romney as the economic choice of a lifetime on Thursday, seeking to stir undecided voters and asking the nation to buy into his vision for four more years or face a return to the recession-era “mistakes of the past.” Said Romney: “Talk is cheap.” From opposite ends of Ohio, a state vital to both of their political futures, Romney and Obama dueled in economic speeches that set the tone for a fierce, final five months of debate. At the core, the pitches were the political foes’ familiar, fundamentally different takes on how get to an economically aching nation soaring again. “That’s really what this election is about,” Obama said in his most detailed case for a second term. “That’s what is at stake right now. Everything else is just noise.” Romney went first from Cincinnati, a Republican stronghold in the state, and he described Obama’s administration as the very “enemy” of

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REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands during a campaign stop at Seilkop Industries in Cincinnati Thursday. people who create jobs. “Look what’s happened across this country,” Romney said. “If you think things are going swimmingly, if you think the president’s right when he said the private sector is doing fine, then he’s the guy to vote for.” But he questioned why anyone would do that, saying if the job isn’t getting done, pick “someone who can do a better job.” The backdrop was Ohio, seen by political strategists as a state that

could swing the election. It went to Obama last time, and George W. Bush before that, and it remains crucial for both competitors this year — particularly Romney. No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio. Romney gave what amounted to his standard speech, albeit realigned as a prebuttal as Obama was pulling into his event site at the top of the state. Given the tight presidential race and the enor-

mous interest in the economy, the two speeches offered anticipation of a big campaign moment, but the substance yielded little new. This was Obama in professor mode, filling his speech with budget numbers and history and talk of independent analysts. It was an economics case, yet hardly one of roaring rhetorical lift. The goal for Obama was not to uncork new proposals but to define a contrast. He is still pushing tax credits and other jobs ideas that have awaited action in Congress for months. On Thursday, he said the election is an opportunity for voters to step in and “break the stalemate.” In essence, Obama said Romney would gut government and cut taxes for the rich at the expense of everyone else. Romney said Obama is crushing the free market with regulation. Obama said, “If you believe this economy grows best when everybody gets a fair shot and everybody does their fair share and everybody plays by the same set of rules, then I ask you to stand with me for a second term as president.” He made a concerted

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PRESIDENT BARACK Obama visits the Broadway Boys and Girls Club Thursday in Cleveland. push for independent and gave a formal address to undecided voters by 1,500 people. pledging anew to work Romney’s reference to with anyone “who be- Obama’s statement about lieves that we’re in this the private sector “doing together.” fine” recalled what was Despite what had largely seen as a presiseemed to be a speech dential gaffe last week. showdown, the two events Even though Obama’s were not of the same aides said he was taken scope. out of context, Obama Obama spoke for more conceded his misstep on than 50 minutes, more Thursday, joking “It wasthan doubling Romney’s n’t the first time. It won’t comments, in what his be the last.” campaign called the first The president also apin a series of major eco- pealed for more time to let nomic speeches. The set- his ideas work. Citing the tings offered different monster American recesoptics as well; Romney sion, he said most counwent coatless with his tries in the past have sleeves rolled up before needed 10 years to reabout 100 people; Obama cover.

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Feds oppose dismissal of pill mill charge COLUMBUS (AP) — A woman convicted of running a pill mill that illegally prescribed thousands of painkillers protected her patient base by making sure the office didn’t turn away clients visiting multiple doctors looking for drugs, government prosecutors allege. To do that, Nancy Sadler told an employee to stop putting notes in

the files of patients suspected of “doctor shopping,” according to a government filing in federal court. Sadler, 49, also directed the production of fake patient files to speed up the examination process to allow the pain management clinic she and her husband operated to make as much as $20,000 a day, prosecutors argued.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio officials are cataloging how much state property sits above the Utica shale as they prepare for potential gas and oil drilling in state parks and forests, which were opened to drilling under a law enacted last year. When lawmakers were debating that idea, officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources had said the state owned less than one-third of the mineral rights under state parks, and they didn’t know who held the rights for land in some cases. State workers have spent three months reviewing property records in 16 eastern Ohio counties with the most active shale drilling, stretching from Trumbull County south to Monroe County and west to Muskingum County, The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reported. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the research in those counties is almost done. “This demonstrates the level of work that is necessary in terms of identifying the mineral rights that are owned by the state,” spokesman Carlo LoParo said. “Many properties contain hundreds of parcels, all of which had to be researched.” More research is planned in up to 19 other counties with less active shale drilling, with possibilities ranging from Ashtabula County in the northeast corner to Meigs County in southern Ohio.

BEXLEY (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that he and state lawmakers have ushered in the most aggressive policy overhaul the state has ever seen, affecting everything from inner-city schools and shale-drilling fields to college campuses and prison yards. And the Republican governor is promising even more to come. “You ain’t seen nothing yet,” Kasich remarked at a gathering at the Governor’s Residence in a Columbus suburb. Some big policy ideas he’s pursu-


Grandpa sentenced PHOENIX (AP) — An Indiana man convicted of child abuse for forcing his three grandsons on two grueling hikes in the Grand Canyon in August heat has been sentenced to more than two years in prison. Christopher Alan Carlson was sentenced Thursday in federal court to a 27-month prison term. He was convicted in March on three counts of criminally negligent child abuse and will get credit for nearly 10 months already served. The 45-year-old Carlson told investigators that his grandsons were overweight and that he thought hiking the Grand Canyon would get them into shape. They were 8, 9 and 12 at the time.

OPEC to keep barrel output target VIENNA (AP) — OPEC oil ministers agreed Thursday to keep their production target steady, in a compromise meant to defuse rivalries between Iran and Saudi Arabia and to send a soothing message to economically troubled consuming nations. Oil prices have fallen more than 20 percent over the past two months, and a statement from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries citied “downside risks facing the global economy” and ample stocks of crude as being responsible for the trend. While agreeing to hold the output target steady, however, the statement suggested that OPEC ministers were ready to come together on short notice if prices fell to levels dictating a production cutback.

Panel ups spending WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel divided along party lines Thursday to approve legislation funding President Barack Obama’s health care and financial services overhaul laws and boosting spending on the IRS and Pell Grants for low-income college students. The twin Appropriations Committee votes, 1614, came on two spending bills for the budget year beginning Oct. 1, but there’s virtually no chance the measures — or any of the 12 annual agency spending bills — become law by then. They now go to the full Senate for consideration. Republicans uniformly opposed the measures, chiefly over money for health care and new Wall Street rules.


Horse hit by stun gun CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) — State police say they used a stun gun and lasso to catch an unbridled horse that was running loose on a Pennsylvania highway. State police say the horse was spotted near the California, Pa., exit of the Mon-Fayette Expressway about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Police say the horse would run away when they approached, so they used the stun gun and lasso to subdue and control the animal. Police say they can’t find the owner. They say the animal wasn’t saddled and had no identifying brandings or other marks.

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Low prices, weak hiring raise odds of Fed action WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market is flagging, and consumer prices are barely rising. The picture sketched by data released Thursday has made some economists predict the Federal Reserve will announce some new step next week to boost the economy. Applications for unemployment benefits rose last week, pointing to a fourth straight month of sluggish hiring in June. And consumer prices were pulled down in May by a plunge in gas prices. Weak job growth raises pressure on the Fed because part of its mission is to boost employment. And mild infla-

tion gives policymakers more leeway to act. If inflation were threatening to accelerate, Fed policymakers might feel compelled to raise interest rates. Fed officials are “likely to go into that meeting feeling a little chastened and looking for a way to support the economy,” said Jeremy Lawson, an economist at BNP Paribas. Expectations that the Fed will take some action sent stocks soaring Thursday. And stocks surged higher in the final hour of trading after a report said major central banks were prepared to pump money into global financial markets if necessary. The Dow Jones industrial

average jumped 155 points to end the day at 12,652, a gain of 1.2 percent. Broader indexes also ended the day higher. The Fed’s policymaking committee meets on June 1920. Economists say the Fed is likely to extend a current program during the meeting that swaps short-term Treasury securities for bonds with longer maturities. The program expires at the end of the month. Known as “Operation Twist,” the goal is to further lower long-term interest rates to encourage borrowing and spending. Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, said allowing the program to

end could result in tighter credit and make it harder for Americans to buy or refinance homes. The reason: a key part of the program is buying new mortgage-backed securities with the proceeds from those that mature. Without those purchases, banks might issue fewer mortgages. Earlier this year it seemed less likely that the Fed would extend Operation Twist. Employers created an average of 252,000 a month from December through February. Conwere growing sumers confident in the economy and spending at the fastest pace in more than a year.

Egypt court dissolves parliament CAIRO (AP) — Judges appointed by Hosni Mubarak dissolved the Islamistdominated parliament Thursday and ruled his former prime minister eligible for the presidential runoff election this weekend — setting the stage for the military and remnants of the old regime to stay in power. The politically charged rulings dealt a heavy blow to the fundamentalist Islamic Brotherhood, with one senior member calling the decisions a “fullfledged coup,” and the group vowed to rally the public against Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister to serve under Mubarak. The decision by the Supreme Constitutional Court effectively erased the tenuous progress from Egypt’s troubled transition in the past year, leaving the country with no parliament and concentrating power even more firmly in the hands of the generals who took over from Mubarak. Several hundred people gathered in Cairo’s Tahrir Square after the rulings to denounce the action and rally against Shafiq, the presidential candidate seen by critics as a symbol of Mubarak’s autocratic rule. But with no calls by the Brotherhood or other groups for massive demonstrations, the crowd did not grow. Activists who engineered Egypt’s uprising have long suspected that the generals would try to cling to power, explaining that after 60 years as the nation’s single most dominant institution, the military would be reluctant to surrender its authority or leave its economic empire to civilian scrutiny.

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EGYPTIAN PROTESTERS chant slogans against the country's military ruling council and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq, as one holds a poster with merged photos of ousted President Hosni Mubarak and Ahmed Shafiq, in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt Thursday. Judges appointed by Hosni Mubarak dissolved the Islamistdominated parliament Thursday and ruled that Mubarak’s former prime minister can stand in the presidential runoff this weekend — setting the stage for the military and remnants of the old regime to stay in power. Shafiq’s rival in the Saturday-Sunday runoff, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, said he was unhappy about the rulings but accepted them. “It is my duty as the future president of Egypt, God willing, to separate between

the state’s authorities and accept the rulings,” the U.S.-trained engineer said in a television interview. Late Thursday, he told a news conference: “Millions will go to the ballot boxes on Saturday and Sunday to say ‘no’ to the tyrants.”

Pentagon to mark gay pride month WASHINGTON (AP) — Last summer, gays in the military dared not admit their sexual orientation. This summer, the Pentagon will salute them, marking June as gay pride month just as it has marked other celebrations honoring racial or ethnic groups. In the latest remarkable sign of change since the military repealed the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, the Defense Department will soon hold its first event to recognize gay and lesbian troops. It comes nine months after repeal of the policy that had banned gay troops from serving openly and forced more than 13,500 service members out of the armed forces. Details are still being worked out, but officials say Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants to honor the contributions of gay service members. “Now that we’ve repealed ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ he feels it’s important to find a way this

month to recognize the service and professionalism of gay and lesbian troops,” said Navy Capt. John Kirby, a spokesman. This month’s event will follow a long tradition in the Pentagon of recognizing diversity in America’s armed forces. Hallway displays and activities, for example, have marked Black History Month and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Although some feared repeal of the ban on serving openly would cause problems in the ranks, officials and gay advocacy groups say no big issues have materialized — aside from what advocacy groups criticize as slow implementation of some changes, such as benefit entitlements to troops in same-sex marriages. Basic changes have come rapidly since repeal — the biggest that gay and lesbian soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines no longer have to hide

their sexuality in order to serve. They can put photos on their office desk without fear of being outed, attend social events with their partners and openly join advocacy groups looking out for their interests. OurServe, a once-clandestine professional association for gay service members, has nearly doubled in size to more than 5,500 members. It held its first national convention of gay service members in Las Vegas last fall, then a conference on family issues this year in Washington. At West Point, the alumni gay advocacy group Knights Out was able to hold the first installment in March of what is intended to be an annual dinner in recognition of gay and lesbian graduates and Army cadets. Gay students at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis were able to take samesex dates to the academy’s Ring Dance for third-year midshipmen.

Panetta said last month that military leaders had concluded that repeal had not affected morale or readiness. A report to Panetta with assessments from the individual military service branches said that as of May 1 they had seen no ill effects. “I don’t think it’s just moving along smoothly, I think it’s accelerating faster than we even thought the military would as far as progress goes,” said Air Force 1st Lt. Josh Seefried, a finance officer and co-director of OutServe. He said acceptance has been broad among straight service members and has put a spotlight on unequal treatment that gays continue to receive in some areas. “We are seeing such tremendous progress in how much the military is accepting us, but not only that — in how much the rank and file is now understanding the inequality that’s existing right now,” he said.

NYC ban on big sodas could face legal test NEW YORK (AP) — If New York City bans big sodas, what’s next on the list? Large slices of pizza? Double-scoop ice cream cones? Tubs of movie-theater popcorn? The 16-ounce strip steak? The proposed crackdown on super-sized drinks could face a legal challenge from those who oppose the first-in-thenation rule and fear the city isn’t going to stop with beverages. Mayor Michael Bloomberg

wants to bar restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas, food carts and delis from selling sodas and other sugary drinks in servings larger than 16 ounces, saying it is a way to fight obesity in a city that spends billions of dollars a year on weight-related health problems. Whether that’s legal, though, is a matter of dispute and may be tested. “We’re going to look at all of our options to protect our

business, our rights to do business and our rights not to be discriminated against. We won’t take anything off the table,” said Steve Cahillane, a senior executive with CocaCola. The city Board of Health, appointed by the mayor, is expected to approve the measure after a three-month comment period. It could take effect as early as March, unless the critics who accuse Bloomberg of instituting a

“nanny state” can get the courts or state lawmakers to step in. It’s not just businesses and industry groups that could sue. In theory, any individual affected by the ban could bring a legal challenge. But it wouldn’t be enough to simply claim that the ban infringes on personal freedom, said Rick Hills, a New York University law professor specializing in local government law and New York City.


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

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

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

Saturday Evening • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Checkmates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Sunday Afternoon • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Sunday Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at noon, 10 birds. Program starts at 2 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped and Lewis class. Open to the public.

Sunday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • The Shelby County Genealogical Society meets at the First Church of God on Campbell Road at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Tom Braun from the New Bremen Historical Society, telling about the history of New Bremen. Public welcome. Please use rear door.

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

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

Tuesday Morning • 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. • The Springfield Regional Cancer Center in Springfield hosts a support and education group for cancer patients and their families from noon to 1:30 p.m. The groups are free and open to anyone who has a need for cancer education and support. For more information, call the cancer center at (937) 325-5001.

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. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomeroy Ave. • The Brain Injury Support Group meets at 7 p.m. in conference rooms A and B at the Upper Valley Med Center, North Dixie Highway, Troy. This group meets to support the caregivers and see the progress of survivors. For more information, call Shirley Whitmer at (937) 339-0356 or Margie Luthman at (937) 394-8681. • Shelby County Genealogical Society meets at First Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 492-2402. • Jackson Center Masonic Lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge on North Main. Brethren are welcome. For more information, call Walter Hull at 596-8123. • Pleaides Chapter 298 Order of the Eastern Star meets at the Masonic Temple at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street at 7:30 p.m.

This is a hot “handicapped reand humid Satunion.” This was urday evening. our first year to There The mercury on attend. our thermomewas a large ter has passed crowd of Amish the 90-degree people from difmark. Too ferent communiwarm to cook, ties in Michigan, Amish so my husband Indiana, Illinois, Joe will get the Ohio, PennsylvaCook grill fired up for Lovina Eicher nia, and Iowa. supper for hot Probably more wings and hot states I didn’t dogs. The children will catch. Everyone was roast marshmallows af- served a very good meal terwards. The school of poor man’s steak, doors have been closed mashed potatoes, gravy, since Wednesday and green beans, a variety of will stay that way until salads, homemade next term. Daughter wheat and white bread, Lovina missed the last mixed fruits, and a variday. She was disap- ety of pies. pointed because that is I should explain why when they have a picnic. we attended the handiThe night before, she capped reunion. Last started having bad pain fall, Verena and Loretta on her right side. During were diagnosed with the night, she came to muscular dystrophy. Reour bed crying and cently, we found out it is threw up a few times. I a form of muscular dyscalled the doctor the trophy called limb-girnext morning. After ex- dle, type 2A. It is a amining her, the doctor genetic disease and not sent us to the hospital much can be done except for a test on her appen- physical therapy and dix. After a long wait, keeping the immune systhe test came back posi- tem built up. It has been tive and they scheduled difficult on the girls and surgery for her yet that all of us in learning to night. Joe came to be accept the diagnosis. with Lovina and me May God continue to while the older girls be our comforter and to stayed with the younger be an encouragement to children. She went in for these young girls. We surgery around 10:30 only just learned the p.m. and came out exact diagnosis last around midnight. It was month. We needed some 2 a.m. until she was time to deal with it pribrought back to her vately and as a family room. We are thankful before I shared with everything went OK and readers. Doctors think she is home feeling as Verena’s concussion last well as expected. year was caused by a fall Today Joe, daughters on her bike, which was Verena, 14, and Loretta, itself probably caused by 11, attended the annual her weakening muscles.

Dear H e l oise: I r e cently went on vacation to Hawaii, an Hints 1 8 from h o u r Heloise plane/ airport Heloise Cruse trip. Because I have trouble with my back when sitting for long periods, I decided to try heat packs on the trip. I bought a package that lasts for eight hours and put it on my back for the last/longest leg of the trip, and I had no pain problem on the trip or when I arrived! I took the same thing in my luggage for my return trip. Not only did my back not “freeze up” on me, but my body stayed warmer on the plane! — M.B. in Florida As a “road warrior” myself, I think your hint is super. A Transporta-

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Then she suffered a confracture of her right foot which resulted in surgery. That is when the doctors began to suspect muscular dystrophy. I also began noticing Loretta starting to fall more often and at first just thought she was being clumsy, but it seemed to get worse and a muscle biopsy confirmed our fears. (Editor’s Note: Limb-Girdle 2A is an inherited type of muscular dystrophy. Age of onset varies but the disease takes its victims from full mobility to a wheelchair most often by age 30, sometimes sooner.) We know that God doesn’t make mistakes and sometimes we don’t understand it all. For now, let us keep our trust in him. I still struggle with accepting this diagnosis. I pray God can give me the strength and patience that will be needed in the years ahead. Loretta seems to be worsening faster than Verena. I have been taking her to therapy twice a week for the last six months, but her condition seems to worsen with time. Going up steps seems to be the most difficult challenge for her. Verena had surgery to lengthen her heel cord last fall. After several months of therapy, she seems to have gone into remission, but still wears an ankle brace for support. Otherwise she seems to be doing well. We have tried the braces for Loretta and they do not seem to work so well for her. After today, I

think they feel grateful after seeing all the worse handicaps that were there. May God bless each one of them and help them accept the changes in life their diagnosis brings. Like to keep things as normal as possible, so I’ll end the column the way I always do, with a recipe. With zucchini season coming, try this recipe! ZUCCHINI CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD 2 cups sugar 1 cup oil 2 cups shredded zucchini 2 tablespoon cinnamon 6 ounce package of chocolate chips 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup walnuts, if desired Cream sugar and eggs, add oil, and mix. Add vanilla and zucchini and mix. Combine flour, cinnamon, soda, baking powder and creamed mixture and stir. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts and mix. Pour into two, greased loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour. Use toothpick test to be sure they are done. For information about how to help the Eichers, visit the Amish Cook Friends website at w w w. o a s i s n e w s f e a

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show as an anomaly, which might lead to a pat-down. Happy flying! — Heloise FATHER’S DAY Dear Heloise: The kids have a hard time coming up with gifts for their dad on Father’s Day. They get tired of always giving

him ties and shirts. This year each child gave him an IOU for things like washing his truck and raking leaves. It is a great way to get the kids involved around the house, and Dad sure does appreciate the help! — Claire in Florida


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Stories in the park Elaine Watkins, of Sidney, explains the pinwheel craft to children during Amos Memorial Library’s Stories in the Park program at Riverbend Park Wednesday. For photo reprints, visit

The Altrusa Club of Sidney has named its 2012 scholarship recipients. President Ann Roller said, “Today, more than ever, it is important to support students as they strive to continue their education. I am very proud to be a part of a group that gives back to the community in this way.” Grants of $1,000 each have been awarded to 2012 Sidney High School graduates Abigail Ball, Carolyn VanMatre and Blair Wilson, 2010 Sidney High School graduate Tarah Heath, 2012 Anna High School graduate Brandon Christman, 2012 Lehman Catholic High School graduate Kerrie Josefovsky and 2010 Fort Loramie High School graduate Katie Hoehne, who was awarded the Esther Seger Memorial Altrusa Scholarship. Ball, the daughter of John Grillot and Lori

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State University. T h e c l u b ’ s scholarship committee annually solicits applications through Josefovsky high school guidance counselors in Shelby County; however, applicants who have graduated from other high schools but have lived in the county for at least five years are also eligible for consideration. All applicants are evaluon academic ated achievement, community and school involvement and financial need.





Funds used to award the grants are procured from the Sidney Altrusa Club’s Lecture Series, Adult Spelling Bee and donations. Altrusa International Inc. of Sidney is a local service club whose members network to provide community service, with a focus on the promotion of literacy and goodwill.


Cisco headed to Cincinnati Laura Cisco, a graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, has been accepted by the University of Cincinnati. The daughter of Larry and Janell Cisco, of Sidney, plans to study com-

munications. She earned second honors and varsity letters in soccer and track. Her high school activities included soccer, Relay for Life, Pro-Life, Big Buddies, and track. She attends Holy An-

gels Church where she has helped at the parish picnic and served as a babysitter for Bible school. She was a Big Brothers volunteer. She is employed by the Piqua Country Club.

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Fogt Ashley Johnson. The Herbert O. Fogt family continue to have a family reunion in Sidney the second Sunday of every July. As a student, Fogt was well known in Sidney for his high-stepping skills as drum major for the all-boy Sidney High School band. Following high school, he went to Capital University and then to Evangelical Lutheran Seminary in Columbus. He received a master’s degree in sociology of religion from Princeton University. Fogt served parishes in Virginia and in Texas. He was the first university pastor at Capital University and dean of students at Texas Lutheran University, in Seguin, Texas. In San Antonio, Texas, along the riverwalk, he developed a retail ministry, Viva, which was a

As the Sidney High School drum major store that featured religious books, music, and arts. “Pastor Gene,” as he liked to be called, has always been dedicated to social ministries and has served on many committees and boards which lift up the causes of people who need advocacy or meals on their table. But retirement has not slowed him down from continuing to serve at his home congregation, Living Word Lutheran. He enjoys woodworking and will soon finish two Stickleydesigned chairs for the family living room. Greetings can be mailed to him at 1827 American Elm Court, Sugar Land, Texas 77479.

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HOUSTON, Texas — The Rev. Eugene “Gene” Fogt, a native of Sidney, will celebrate 50 years of ordination as a Lutheran pastor Sunday at his current church, Living Word Lutheran Church, here. A family dinner will follow the service. He was ordained at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sidney in 1962 by the Rev. H.W. Swinehart, with friends and family celebrating the occasion. He is the youngest of nine children of Herbert O. and Mary Fogt. He has a living sister, Miriam Holtkamp, of Sidney, and two living brothers and sisters-inlaw, Herb and Ada Fogt, of Troy, and Carl and Fae Fogt, of Van Wert. Two brothers, Virgil Fogt and Norman Fogt, and two sisters, Doris Mays and Wilda Fogt, are deceased. He and his wife, Mona, have two sons and a daughter-in-law: Brent Fogt, of Chicago, and Keith and Donna Fogt, of Houston, Texas; and two daughters and sons-inlaw: Laura and Steve Derks, of Chicago, and Cynthia and Paul Johnson, of Houston, Texas. They have seven grandchildren: Lauren and Kristin Fogt; Grace, Jack and Nora Derks; and Brooke and

Grillot, will attend the University of Cincinnati to study engineering. Christman, the son of and Joyce William Christman, will attend the University of Cincinnati to study biomedical engineering. VanMatre, the daughter of Jennifer and Greg VanMatre, will pursue a degree in physical therapy at Ohio University. Wilson, the son of Tyler and Pamela Wilson, will seek a degree in petroleum engineering at Marietta College. Josefovsky, the daughter of Henry and Bonnie Josefovsky, will attend Franciscan University of Steubenville to pursue a degree in math education. Heath, the daughter of Wesley and Shellene Heath, is seeking her master’s degree in occupational therapy at University of Findlay. Hoehne, daughter of and Carol Charles Hoehne, will continue her study of early childhood education at Wright


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

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

Let’s declare USPSValassis deal proposal ‘shipwrecked’ We’ve always been forewarned of get-richquick programs and the person who wants to make that quick deal for everyone’s benefit. A deal without qualified supporting research is like purchasing a boat that has yet to be declared “seaworthy.” The U.S. Postal Service continues to search for an answer to slowing its expected $14 billion annual losses and eventually find a financial life preserver before an “abandon ship” is called. Recently the U.S. Senate passed legislation to assist in plugging some of the leaks, ordering that a fiscallysound plan be constructed to save the challenged USPS. The House of Representatives has yet to act on the legislative charge. Wheeling and dealing In the meantime, it appears our postal service is wheeling and dealing in an attempt to turn growing losses into hoped-for “profitability.” The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has been asked to review a Negotiated Service Agreement between the USPS and Valassis Direct Mail Inc. But could this quickfix deal really be the way to right the USPS ship and send it sailing into calmer waters? We think not. We predict a tidal wave of problems will result in this exclusive deal with one of the major players in advertising inserts; advertising circulars that readers regularly find in newspapers throughout the week and on weekends. With a nod of approval, this special deal would grant Valassis mail discounts ranging from 22 to 36 percent for any “new” pieces of advertising mail. Currently, the newspaper industry acts as the primary distributor of this advertising, while that same newspaper industry utilizes USPS to deliver its daily and weekly newspaper products as well as its total market coverage shoppers’ news products. Special deal In short, Valassis is hoping to undercut newspapers and other direct mail advertisers, as delivery media, while working out a “deal” with USPS at a far-reduced rate. We could see an exodus of preprint advertising from the newspapers and other direct mail businesses throughout the nation and a tidal wave of business for one company in the name of Valassis Direct Mail Inc.

Sounds like a sweet deal for the direct mail house, but a little sour for USPS. Reportedly, USPS would be trading current revenue streams initiated via the newspaper industry and flip such streams, at a very special discounted rate, to one “selected” direct mail house. The waters just became choppy. The mail house would show “new” business for USPS, while the postal service would see lost business from its newspaper clients as well as other existing direct mail clients who are not in a select category to receive special treatment. Storm at sea There is no doubt that this proposal is calling for a storm at sea. The USPS, other direct mail advertisers, and the newspaper industry are already challenged. All three “industries” rely on advertising circular revenues. It is very troubling that there is no true evidence that this deal will allow USPS to show true revenue gains, yet the proposal is receiving PRC consideration. Newspapers, including the Ohio Community Media local newspaper which you are now reading, have long been one, if not THE leading postal service customer in many communities. Many of our newspapers, which contain preprints produced by Valassis, and many other agencies, as well as national and local retailers, are currently being delivered by USPS. It is estimated that the U.S. newspaper industry spends in the neighborhood of $500 million annually with our government-controlled postal services. Trading “revenues” and initializing a new highly-discounted rate for one single company could progress to a “ship lost at sea.” Irreparable harm It seems to us that favoring one business over another — or an entire industry, which could do irreparable harm to newspapers nationwide — is NOT the answer to USPS’ navigational concerns. This quick deal will not right the postal service’s ship. The PRC now can approve or reject the proposal. The USPS and Congress should not be tied to deals offering future discounts just as it is being charged to review and reconstruct its mail delivery “vessel.” Let’s declare this “deal” shipwrecked and pull the proposal off the decision-making table.

Like so ful that we let many other all the “busiwords, “friend” ness” of day-tohas lost its true day living get in definition and the way of true the distinctive friendship. We nature of its atstrive to actachment to quire more loving kindstuff, but wind ness. I quote up with less of Other from Noah what really voices counts. Webster’s 1828 We’re all Matt Clayton in the same English Dictionary — Friend: One boat on this one as we who is attached to anrun to and fro on the other by affection; one treadmill of life. who entertains for anOften we find ourother, sentiments of es- selves seeking and teem, respect and searching for something affection, which lead to fulfill, striving to sathim to desire his comisfy goals that fade in a pany, and to seek to pro- cloud of confusion as we mote his happiness and reset our focus on yet prosperity. another desire, and as The question begs — we do so, the clock ticks just how many friends do away, and precious mowe really have? Just ments and memories knowing who someone is die before they’re given does not necessarily make a chance to bud. Like a them your friend. As the garden void at harvest prior definition points out, time, so are many treasa friendship is not deter- ured friendships lost for mined only by casual ac- lack of sowing or choked quaintance, but rather an out by the weeds of life. ongoing element of affecIn the Book of tion and respect. Proverbs the Bible While some technoreads: “A man that hath logical advances and friends must shew him“progress” have had pos- self friendly: and there itive effects, in some is a friend that sticketh ways they have intercloser than a brother.” fered with day-to-day (18:24). Sowing and living and robbed us of reaping can be profcountless friends. The itable in more ways generations before us than one; however, few were some of the last to things bring a smile to bathe in the realm of our faces and a glow in friendship enjoyed in a our hearts like seeing most personal fashion, the face of a dear friend. and they did so without At times while talka smartphones, comput- ing with my father, he is ers and television. And moved to tears of joy as while we occasionally he speaks about times see one another in pass- past. The tears, howing circumstances or ever, are seldom related other brief encounters, to material things but we seldom take the time are deeply intertwined to nurture and groom with people, with cherour friendship in the ished memories about manner that it deserves. times spent with loved Alas, there were ones, with friends! Al“friends” long before though we all have Facebook. How shame- cherished memories of

Like a father anyway It started out like.” as one of those “Amen to mid-June, lazy that,” Marvin kind of Sunday said. mornings … The fertilizer the kind where king, Dewey you wish the Decker, pulled Home Valley Weekly to the curb Country up Miracle had a outside and Slim Randles parked. He Sunday edition just so you could read went around and opened the funnies. At the Fly the door for Emily StickTying Love Center, also les, the county lady with known as Marvin and the incredible cheekMarjorie Pincus’s house, bones and Dewey’s it was a time for toast heart. They were invited and coffee. They don’t in and coffeed. put as much butter or “Mr. Pincus?” jelly on the toast as “Just Marvin, Emily.” they used to, for “Marvin? I owe you health’s sake, you know, an apology for trying to but somehow if you’re shut down your counseltogether at the kitchen ing business. Without table, looking out on a that, Dewey and I fresh new world emmight not have found bracing summer, it each other.” doesn’t matter. Dewey stepped for“Marvin,” Marjorie ward. “This is for you, said, “this is Father’s Marvin. Happy Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day!” Day.” Marvin took the card, He smiled. “Thanks, but had a hard time Hon, but unless you’ve seeing it somehow, so he forgotten, we never had handed it to Marjorie any kids.” for now. “You would’ve been a Just as Dewey and great dad, though, Mar- Emily left, two horses vin. A great dad. You stopped outside, and care so much about oth- Randy Jones and Katie ers. And, hey, look at the Burchell walked handadvice you’ve given peo- in-hand toward the front ple, huh? That’s right. door, carrying a card. And that’s something a “Happy Father’s Day, dad does.” Sweetheart,” Marjorie “And we managed to whispered in her husbypass diapers and band’s ear. tantrums and homework and boyfriends The writer is a vetcoming over that we eran newspaperman couldn’t stand, right?” and outdoorsman who Marjorie laughed. is a registered outfitter “And we can spend as and guide. He has writmuch time around kids ten novels and nonficas we want to, and send tion books based on them home any time we rural living.

possessions and situations attached to our lives, like Dad, the most prized are usually tied to a true friend in one way or another. With Father’s Day this Sunday, I decided to write down a few words about one of the best friends I’ve ever had the privilege to know. For as long as I can remember he has not only met, but greatly exceeded the criteria necessary for friendship as noted in the above definition. His love for me is unconditional; he forgives my obvious shortcomings and desires my company even when the chips are down. He always greets me with a smile. Since childhood, I’ve learned a great deal from him about things like truth, trust, patience, honesty and more good qualities than you can shake a stick at. He taught me how to shoot, sharpen knives, climb trees and whistle. He helped me to see the joy in a hard day’s work, and understand the positive and negative aspects of sowing and reaping and doing what was right. He showed me how to recognize the real treasures in life and offered friendly advice on how to avoid regret and heartache. He taught me the importance of looking at a man’s eyes in conversation and the reason we have two ears and one mouth. I owe him much! However, there were some things he failed to teach me. He never taught me to lie, complain, cheat or waste time worrying about things I couldn’t


change. He never taught me to cuss, use God’s name in vain or be too hasty when passing judgment on others until I had walked a few miles in their shoes. He knew little about frowning and looking on the dark side of life, for this I am truly thankful. All in all, I don’t know if I could ask for a better friend than my dad — Kenney Clayton. Sadly it took me the better part of a lifetime to realize just how precious a friend he is and to understand just how valuable our friendship is. There aren’t many left like him and the way this old world is headed his kind will soon vanish from the face of the earth. Unfortunately we often overlook just how precious a friendship is until it is lost. Regrettably, friendships cannot be rekindled or nurtured when standing at the side of a casket or while cloaked in anger and self pity. Many have been there, and it’s a bitter pill to swallow. If you are fortunate enough to have a father who loves you, perhaps it’s time to acknowledge his friendship and give him the most essential gift you could possible give: your time. It won’t cost much and you don’t have to gift wrap it or worry about finding a receipt to take it back for a refund. Lastly, don’t forget to give your dad a big hug, look him in the eyes and tell him, “I love you Dad, happy Father’s Day.” That’s what friends do! The writer lives at 17987 Herring Road.


Invitation to charity golf tourney To the editor: My letter today serves to invite all readers to participate in the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA’s 28th Annual Golf for Kids Tournament. The popular event is sponsored by Rob Fridley’s Pro Shop. Tuesday, June 19, is the date and we will tee off at 7:45 a.m. at Shelby Oaks Golf Course. The charity event is the “granddaddy” of these type of events here in Shelby County. Players enjoy this event because of the unique 27-hole format. Players enter as a two-person team and play as follows: ninehole best ball, nine-hole Calcutta and a ninehole, two-person scramble. The event is part of the YMCA’s Annual Fund Raising effort that supports Memberships and Program Fees for nearly 2,000 individuals who might not other-

wise be able to afford to participate. For many, the YMCA is a “life changing” experience. Cash prizes are offered for the Ryder Cup event and the tournament features Par three prizes and long drive prizes for men and women. A fun feature included in the event is a putting contest, with a top prize to the best putter of $100. YMCA board members, LuAnn Hockaday and Bob Labbett are serving as co-chairs of this year’s event. For more information about entering the event or providing sponsorship, contact Pam Fultz at 492-9134 or by email at Hope to see you at Shelby Oaks on Tuesday, June 19. Dennis Ruble Financial Development Director Sidney-Shelby County YMCA 300 E. Parkwood St.

Trip appreciated To the editor: I recently made the trip to D.C. with the vets. What a well planned trip and how wonderfully we as vets were all treated. I would like to express my appreciation to everyone who worked

so hard to make the trip enjoyable and possible. I appreciate all the letters of thanks from the adults and students. I will always cherish and remember the great weekend. Raymond E. Dempsey 1268 Turner Drive


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Pet Parlor preens the pickiest pooches BY TERRY PELLMAN MAPLEWOOD — Linda’s Pet Parlor is open for business. Linda Imke opened her pet grooming business around the first of May at her residence at 10811 Tawawa-Maplewood Road. Imke has 30 years of experience in the pet grooming business, 18 of those in Sidney shops. She began the work in the Columbus area and then worked in the two Sidney pet salons. When the Wags grooming shop closed, she decided it was time to establish her own business. Sharon Bergman, also an experienced groomer with whom she has worked for some time, assists her. Imke emphasized that Bergman is very good with the dogs. The pair already had a clientele that they now serve at the home shop. Many others have come from the nearby communities, as some customers enjoy not having to take their pets into town. The profession was a natural choice for Imke. As a child, she loved animals and would practice grooming the family dog, a longhaired dachshund, all the while encouraged by compliments from her mother. In fact, she was surrounded by living things, as her family owned a business that supplied tropical fish to aquarium shops. Visits to such vendors increased her exposure to other pets. In her youth, Imke also had a Shetland sheep dog that she


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LINDA IMKE, of Linda’s O’Leary. would show for 4-H events and in dog shows. At such shows, she would notice the various types of haircuts sported by the canines on display. Observing her love of animals, her father encouraged her to consider pet grooming as a career. She eventually served an apprenticeship under an experienced groomer, and she was on her way. Grooming dogs includes bathing, fur trimming, brushing, and nail clipping and painting. Each breed of dog has fur with its own characteristics. For example, Imke explained that a collie or Shetland sheep dog will have an undercoat that can be thinned. A blow drier will be used, causing what looks like “a snowstorm” in the room. Terriers will have fur that tends to be wiry, while poodles do not shed, so they need to

Pet Parlor, prepares Katie for her owner, Betsy have their fur trimmed to avoid looking like a sheep dog. Dogs require a shampoo that has a soothing aloe in it. Imke explained that shampoo intended for humans is not good for dogs due to its chemical composition. Some dogs need treatment for resistance to pests. Like children, some dogs resist being bathed, while others cooperate with enthusiasm. One Yorkshire terrier she grooms has a comical habit of snapping its teeth at the water running into the tub. She noted that fur trimming can be quite technical. For example, Schnauzers have eyebrows to be cared for, others have bangs, but much of the work is based upon the preferences of the owner. Some dogs are not good at sitting still. Imke said, “You have to know how to work around the


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 Saturday, June 16, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is an excellent day for business and commerce. You have a lot of mental and physical energy to think about earnings, cash flow and expenditures. (Plus, you want to boost your earnings.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Moon is in your sign today lined up with fiery Mars. This gives you a lot of aggressive focus. You will be a force to contend with! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You can expect to be involved in secret dealings today, especially with your own activities. For some reason, you’re doing something that’s a bit secretive today. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) All group activities will be upbeat and energetic today. It looks like you feel competitive with someone, which is why you will likely win or come out ahead. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Bosses, parents and VIPs will notice you briefly today. It appears that some aspect of your private life is suddenly a bit public. (Oops.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)

Look for ways to do different something today. Travel anywhere if you can. You’re hungry for a change of scenery, plus you want some excitement. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You can benefit from the wealth of others today, so keep your eyes (and pockets) open. You won’t hesitate to defend your best interests if sharing something. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Conversations with partners and close friends will be lively and vigorous today. If debates or arguments arise, you will stand your ground. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You’ve got lots of energy to work on the job today. Some of you will use the same energy to workout in gyms or do something to improve your health. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Sports, playful activities with children, vacations and social events have your attention today. You got lots of energy to party! Plan to do something that’s fun and active.

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dog.” Similarly, some do not mind having their nails trimmed, while others need to be muz-

zled to prevent a bite. Some dogs have their nails trimmed with clippers, and some with a rotary tool holding a small grinding bit. The large dogs require special logistics. Imke has a ramp for the dogs to walk up to reach the grooming table or enter the bathtub. Imke has worked with dogs for so long that she is generally able to evaluate a pet’s tendencies when entering the salon. One key is simply how the dog looks at her upon initial contact. The business by and large serves dogs, although Imke does occasionally groom a cat, although only a small portion of the cat population does well with a visit to a salon. They must be able to tolerate

noise and barking dogs. Imke has groomed a couple of rabbits in the past. Imke explained that to be a groomer, one must have a love for animals and feel comfortable with them. Imke enjoys having a shop at her rural home. Customers seem to appreciate the quiet setting and enjoy seeing the ponies at hand at the residence. Imke has noticed that even the dogs seem calmed by looking out the shop window. She quickly found the salon to be quite busy, but she likes that she can work at her own pace, and ensure that she can set aside enough time for the needs of the customers. Imke and Bergman work by appointments made by calling (937) 497-1554.

It’s not easy being a responsible parent DR. WALdulging in other LACE: I am the unacceptable mother of a behaviors, doeshonor roll, welln’t mean that mannered, they will join in. never-been-inThis is probably trouble, great true, but I agree kid. We both with you that enjoy reading peer pressure is and discussing ’Tween difficult to overyour column at come and in the breakfast 12 & 20 time, the majorDr. Robert table. Not too ity of “honor Wallace long ago you ran roll, well-mana letter about a nered, neverteenage boy whose been-in-trouble, great” friends smoke pot, but kids will join all of their he did not. He said he friends’ activities. knew he would never try That is why I encourit, but his parents age parents in your posiwanted him to steer tion to encourage their clear of these friends. teens to find friends who Well, I am in the same share moral standards. with my For parents, encouraging situation teenager. I don’t think I their teens to find differcan get him to under- ent friends will be met stand that peer pressure with disagreements. is enormous, and I have Dealing effectively with tried to explain that, un- the teen’s disagreement fortunately, there is guilt will be a difficult, but by association. In other necessary task. The parwords, these friends are ent who sees the child in doing something illegal, harm’s way but does litand when you hang out tle or nothing to protect with these friends, peo- this child, is guilty of ple assume you also are gross negligence. This doing the same thing. parent needs to learn What advice do you the responsibility of have for him and for me being an effective, loving as a parent? — Parent, mother or father. USA No one said that being PARENT, USA: I re- a responsible parent was ceive many letters and easy. Being a responsible emails from teens who parent means taking accomplain that parents tion. Being an irresponwant them to abandon sible parent means friends who have unde- looking the other way insirable or illegal habits. stead of at the problem. The teens say that just This inaction only makes because their friends are the problem worse! breaking the law or in- When your son was a

toddler and ventured toward the street, you sprang into action and snatched him out of harm’s way. And after that, you were even more responsible when you allowed your toddler to play only in the backyard. Your son is fortunate to have you as a responsible parent. You must have a very serious discussion with him and tell him, “It’s time to make some new friends who are not ‘in harm’s way.’ This doesn’t mean you can’t still consider these individuals as friends, but the time has come not to be in their company when they are smoking pot!” Then you will need to help him plan a response when he is encouraged by others to break the rules. Your breakfast chats are a positive influence and working together, you and your son will continue his admirable progress as a “great kid!” Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at


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IN HISTORY CROSSWORD TODAY HOROSCOPE Friday, June 15, 2012 Friday, Junein 15, would beis to your advantage the It Today the of 2012. There year167th ahead today establish as many new social with are 199relationships days left in thebusiness year. contacts as you can. Not only will you Today’s Highlight in Hishave much in common to enjoy in one tory: another, you could do each other some On June 15, 1775, the Secgood. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Your inond Continental Congress stincts for spotting conditions that voted unanimously to appoint could produce gains for you are George Washington head not of sharper than usual. You might make a killing, but the more you find, Continental Army. the the more it’lldate: add up. On this CANCER (June 21-July 22) — HavIn 1215, England’s King leadership qualities aling■marvelous John putto his seal to optimism Magna lows you quickly instill and enthusiasm in others. You Carta (“the Great Charter”) have any trouble getting atshouldn’t Runnymede. everybody working for a common ■ In 1219, forces led by cause. King Valdemar II—ofAlthough Den23-Aug. 22) LEO (July you might be the major topic of dismark defeated the Estonians among your friends, there’s no incussion the Battle of Lyndanisse. reason to be disturbed. If you could ■ In hear what1836, they’reArkansas saying, you’dbebe came the 25th state. flattered. VIRGO 23-Sept. 22)Polk, — Onethe se■ In(Aug. 1849, James cret to success is to give others what 11th president of the United you desire, which would be a good States, died Nashville, Tenn. course for youin today. You’ve heard it before: If you want friends, be friendly. ■ In 1864, Secretary of If you need help, strive others. War Edwin M. to aid Stanton LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Somesigned an order thing unusual mightestablishing transpire that awillmilitary burial ground, be of enormous importance to you but not became necessarilyArlington to anybody else — which Nabut don’t let that stop you. You’ll rectional Cemetery. ognize it for its worth. ■ In 1902, the 20th CenSCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Bonds tury Limited, an ifexpress can be strengthened you allowpasyour companions the same freedom New of exsenger train between pressionand that you expect from them. York Chicago, began This simple rule has multiple beneservice. (The Limited made fits. its last run in(Nov. Dec.23-Dec. 1967.) SAGITTARIUS 21) — Some of the1904, time you spendthan with ■ In more friends should be devoted to them in1,000 people died when fire stead of to you and your interests. If erupted aboard steamyou make your friends the feel important, boat they’llGeneral repay you Slocum in kind. in New CAPRICORN 22-Jan. 19) — In York’s East (Dec. River. order to do something successfully, ■ In 1944, American forces you must first convince yourself that began their ofsuccessful invayou’re capable it. Your limitations will only be as strong as you allow sion of Saipan (sy-PAN’) durthem World to be. ing War II. B-29 AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — A Superfortresses out pending project can carried easily be contheir raids on Japan. cludedfirst to your satisfaction if and when you1962, developStudents a plan to do so. ■ In forFora positive results,Society, utilize all at of your Democratic the bright ideas. conclusion of a five-day conPISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — If you vention in out Michigan, issued want to go on the town with friends tonight, don’t wait until the the Port Huron Statement last minute. Contact your palsenas calling for disarmament, early as possible to make the arrangefranchisement of a“publicly ments, before they have chance to disinherited groups” and somake other plans. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Don’t cial change. grab the first item you see when shop■ In 1978, King Hussein ping without first comparing prices ofandJordan married 26-yearquality. Those small differences between one item and another could old American Lisa Halaby, quickly add up. Queen Noor. who became TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — You’re ■ In 1991, Mount endowed with a winning combination Pinatubo in the northern of sound ideas and plenty of energy, but things won’t just happen you Philippines exploded intoone chance. Have a game plan ineruphand. ofbythe biggest volcanic COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature tions of Inc. the 20th century, Syndicate,

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June 15, 1912 While the fire department was making a fire run last evening the big St. Bernard dog belonging to Thomas Doherty on South Walnut Avenue, was badly injured. The dog ran into the street to bark at the hose cart, was struck and its leg broken. A veterinary was called, the fracture set and the leg placed in a plaster paris cast. It is thought the dog will recover. Mr. Doherty says that he has refused $1,000 for the dog. ––––– Last evening as W.H. Wyland was driving his automobile on South Ohio Avenue, he attempted to drive between two rigs. There was not sufficient room and the automobile struck one of the wheels of one of the buggies and tore the wheel off. –––––– It was the same old story yesterday in the baseball game between Sidney Brownies and the Dayton Victors. Despite the five new men in the local’s lineup, the Sidney team went down to defeat by the score of 10 to 5.

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Take blood pressure in arm or leg DEAR DR. index. (“Brachial” DONOHUE: In is the Latin word your article on pefor “arm.”) The ripheral vascular normal index is disease, you sug0.9 to 1.3. If the gested taking leg leg pressure is blood pressure. I much lower at the did, and the readankle than in the ings frighten me. arm, that’s a My left leg has a To your strong indication pressure of that there’s obgood 174/127; my right struction in a leg leg, 157/122. My health artery. The index arm blood pres- Dr. Paul G. will be less than sures are 108/63 0.9. If the index is Donohue on the right and 0.5, that’s an indi115/74 on the left. My cation of severe blockage. husband’s right leg pres- The index is a reliable sure is 157/88. The blood test for peripheral vascupressure cuff was so tight lar disease, now more on my ankles that it hurt commonly called periphwhen I pumped it up. eral arterial disease. I am overweight but You can’t get a reliable normally run a low blood ankle pressure the same pressure. What’s up with way you get the arm presthe leg blood pressures? sure, listening through a — R.J. stethoscope or reading ANSWER: Leg blood the values on an ordinary pressure should be about commercial blood presthe same as arm blood sure device. You need a pressure. Comparing the continuous wave Doppler two systolic pressures is to record ankle pressure. called the ankle-brachial Many doctors’ offices have

this gadget. You’re not getting reliable pressure with your home blood pressure unit. The Doppler unit is positioned over the posterior tibial artery (behind the bony projection on the inner side of the ankle) or over the dorsalis pedis artery on the top of the foot. You can, however, get a rough idea of the pressure in those arteries if you can feel a strong pulse in both. The hallmark sign of peripheral artery disease is pain in the buttock, thigh or calf when a person walks. He or she can almost predict with great accuracy the exact distance at which the pain arises. Stopping to rest gets rid of the pain. This sign is called intermittent claudication. The booklet on peripheral vascular (arterial) disease explains it in greater detail. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No.

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Mom is crushed when girl of her dreams dumps son DEAR ABBY: has cried more, I need to get me or my son. I something off my know it’s none of chest. My son and my business and I his wonderful — have to let these or so I thought — two kids work it girlfriend, just out for thembroke up. OK, she selves if there is dumped him. Out anything salvageof the blue, with able. But Abby, Dear no warning, she I’m hurting too. Abby slept with anI’m so tired of Abigail other guy and the people telling me next day she told Van Buren I have “no right” my son it was over. to have an opinion about I am devastated! This this, much less express it. is a girl I LOVED. He I don’t want to call her hadn’t proposed yet, but yet, but maybe someday my son wanted to marry I’d like to just say I’m her. She was going to be sorry this happened. my daughter-in-law, the I’m disappointed and mother of my grandchil- would at least like to say dren — holidays, birth- goodbye. days, weekends in the I can’t believe I’m park, the beach, our never going to see her house, their house, the again. If somehow, by the whole nine yards. grace of God, they can Now I don’t know who put this back together, I

will forever keep my mouth shut, but in the meantime, I’m just sitting here … A BROKENHEARTED MOM DEAR MOM: Clearly you are hurting, and I’m sorry for it. But young love can be unpredictable, and it’s obvious that your son’s girlfriend wasn’t ready for the kind of future you have fantasized about. If you’re smart you will start thinking about this with your head rather than your heart. While what happened is extremely disappointing it could have been worse. She could have been married to your son and the mother of your grandchildren when she slept with another man and decided to bolt. Be grateful she wasn’t.

DEAR ABBY: Is it appropriate to visit a house you grew up in years ago and expect to be treated to a tour? Should one expect the current owners to accept you and invite you into the house, which is now theirs? How is this handled? — MOVED ON IN TAMPA DEAR MOVED ON: If one is smart, one does not EXPECT anything from strangers because it suggests a feeling of entitlement. Chances of being allowed inside would be better if the homeowner was given some advance notice, like a short note explaining that you were raised in that home and asking if you could be admitted. That’s how I’d handle it.

June 15, 1937 A Twilight Band Concert to be played on the evening of June 17th in the football stadium will furnish a real musical treat for the music loving public. “We want a bigger, better band for 1937-38” is the slogan for the band and the proceeds will be used entirely to purchase new large instruments for the band. This is the first affair of this nature that the band has taken part in and they are planning to make it a feature presentation. ––––– The warehouse of the C. & T. Oil Company on the Big Four railroad at Spafford crossing, two miles west of Sidney, was broken into some time last night and 90 gallons of gasoline and 13 gallons of oil hauled away. Three ten gallon milk cans and an empty 55 gallon drum were also missing. The burglary was discovered when employees at the warehouse went to work this morning and Sheriff Pitts was notified. ––––– In starting a series of special articles on the disappearances of the relief roll in the community, The Sidney Daily News finds that the Monarch Machine Tool Company has passed the previous high point of employment. The local plant now has 483 employees and last month’s payroll was $60,000. During the depression, the plant has only 40 on the payroll, while in 1929 the previous high peak was 285.

to different cities in four European countries, visiting first England, then across the Channel to France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Miss Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Davis of Fair Road, took the air trip with Miss Janet Huss of Findlay, who is a classmate at Bowling Green State University. ––––– An auction sale of “retired” courthouse equipment held Saturday at the Shelby County fairgrounds netted a total of $708.10, according to Roger Elsass, chairman of the county commissioners. The auction drew a sizable crowd to purchase furnishings and equipment including old bookcases, filing cabinets chairs and other items. The sale was conducted by Auctioneers Roger Knasel and William Nichols. ––––– Hugh E. Bonnoront graduated from Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in ceremonies last Friday. He will return to Sidney during mid-July to be associated with his father, Bonnoront, in R.E. Bunny’s Drug Store, North Main Avenue.

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June 15, 1987 Linda Meininger held the winning ticket for a trip for two to Disneyin Florida. land Meininger won the trip in a drawing in honor of the 80th anniversary of the Spot restaurant. Robert Eilert, owner of the Spot, said other trips will be given away later in the year to celebrate the Spot restaurant. ––––– The Rotary Club president Douglas Christie presented new kettle drum to Lehman High School Band. The Rotary donated $750 to purchase the drum as one of many projects to assist schools. ––––– Two Longfellow Elementary School health clinic volunteers, Hazel Donahue and Beverly Rowell, received plaques the school received at an American Red Cross luncheon last week. The school was recognized for being the Outstanding School of the Year and for having the Most Improved School Health Clinic. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County His50 years torical Society (498-1653) June 15, 1962 as a public service to the Miss Judy Davis is community. Local history home from spending a on the Internet! www.sheltwo-week vacation flying

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DAYCARE OPENINGS in my home. Monday-Friday, any age. Anna school district. (937)726-2232 Ask for Jessie

Walking Routes Deliver Newspapers: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

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2 BEDROOM, Chestnut St. 1.5 bath, 2 car garage, basement, central air, appliances. No pets. $550. (937)497-7200 1, 2 & 3 bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages.


(937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts.

2 bedrooms, most utilities paid Laundry room on site NO PETS! $525 monthly (937)489-9921

1 BEDROOM, no pets. 223 Brookburn 1-2 persons, bi-weekly $250-$270, Utilities, lease, references, deposit, (937)492-0829

Village West Apts. "Simply the Best" (937)492-3450

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SDNM150R – St Rt 119, Sidney Freyburg Rd, Botkins Rd, Amsterdam Rd, Meranda Rd, Pasco-Montra Rd

SIDNEY, QUINCY, MAPLEWOOD, DEGRAFF AREA SDNM170R –Ailes Rd, Co Rd 23 N, Co Rd 78, Maplewood Rd, Meranda Rd, St Rt 119, St Rt 65 SDNM180R – Baker Rd, Deweese Rd, Dinman Slagle Rd, Herring Rd, Pence Rd, Riverside Dr, Sidney Freyburg Rd. St Rt 47, Tawawa Maplewood Rd (SDNM170R & SDNM180R can be combined into 1 route)

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

ARMOIRE, very solid wood, rustic finish, bottom and top doors open. Can be used for storage, entertainment center, etc. Can email/ text photos, $200. Call (937)538-8601 BEDROOM SUITE, queen size, needs varnished, free - you haul. Call (937)492-7632. CHAIRS 2 matching $30, couch and matching chair $40, call (937)773-2460


GARAGE for rent. Across from Walmart 2451 W Michigan St. 580 Square Feet. 1-800-468-1120

3-4 BEDROOM, double, 210 East Grove (off St. Mary's), stove, refrigerator. $500 rent/ deposit. (937)658-2026 GREAT LOCATION! 1801 Cheryl, newly renovated. No pets $650 month. SALE: $62k. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, (937)489-9080. NORTH PIQUA, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, near 1-75, 2931 Delaware Circle, small yard, $880 monthly, reference, (937)778-0524

OFFICE SPACE, 956 sq ft, located on St. Marys Avenue, Kitchenette, bathroom, most utilities paid, ample parking, $550 monthly plus deposit, (937)489-9921 OFFICE SPACE Across from Walmart, 2451 W Michigan St. 1000 square feet. (800)468-1120 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE, 121 E North Street. 1-8 offices with A/C. Large reception area. $200 monthly (407)579-0874

SIDNEY, A/C, washer and dryer, $400 a month, all bills paid, (214)436-1379

1 BEDROOM, Quincy, Very nice home, air conditioning, appliances, Handicapped accessible! Call (937)585-5832 or (937)441-4551

AIR CONDITIONER, window style, works good, $75 (937)418-4639. ELECTRIC RANGE, works good, $100. (937)418-4639 WASHING MACHINE, 1 year old Maytag, used only a couple of months. $250 Call (937)903-3190

COMBINE, 6620 Deere with 216 Flex head and 6 row 30 head, priced to sell! see to appreciate. (419)582-2451 (937)621-4438.

HARDWOOD LOGS, Great for projects or firewood. Make offer! (937)726-7801.

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COMPUTER DESKS Wooden, corner, hutchlike desk, $50. 2 glass top desks, $25 each. (937)658-2379 DINING ROOM set, beautiful Ethan Allen, 9 pieces includes 6ft oval table, 6 chairs, 2 corner cabinets, show room condition, $995, (937)773-1307

PRIDE SCOOTER, Victory model, 3 years young, new battery, all the bells & whistles, $2500 new, details, great price, test run, (937)497-1929

MINIATURE AUSTRAILIAN SHEPHERD puppies. Red tri's and red merle's with blue eyes. Vet checked. $400. (567)204-5232

TREADMILL, Really good condition, $70, (937)492-6323 TURBO OVEN New Flavorwave Turbo Oven, as seen on TV. Includes accessories. Perfect for quick meals. Originally $193, asking $95. (937)492-0986

ORGAN, Baldwin, in good condition, $35, (419)230-4713.

KEYBOARD in excellent condition. $100. For more information or questions call (937)295-2596

RECLINER, Blue, nice condition, you must move, $65, (937)698-6362

PIANO, Yamaha. (937)667-8175

RIDING MOWER, Ariens, only used once, bought for $1386, will sell for $1186. (937)339-0162

MINI SCHNOODLE, Puppies, Males & females, vet checked, first shots, $400, (567)204-5232

TOW BAR, used Stowmaster 5000 with cables, safety cords and cover. Very good condition. $175 (937)570-3476.

DRUM SET in good condition. $500. For more information or any questions call (937)295-2596

POND PLANTS, Hardy water lillies & bog plants, potted and blooming, free umbrella palm w/purchase. (937)676-3455 or (937)417-5272 Laura, OH

LAB/ BOXER mix puppies. 7 Weeks old, (5) males, (4) females. Cute and adorable! Free to loving home! (937)726-5034

STAIR LIFT Summit stair lift for sale, like those seen on TV. Used less than three years. Made for straight staircase, with 350 pound capacity. Runs on electricity with a battery back up. Call (937)498-9737 for information.

LIFT CHAIR, Ultra Comfort, 6 months old, Tan, suede material, Like new, many settings, will lay flat, paid $1400 new, selling for $800, (937)419-0232

COMMERCIAL MOWER, Dixon Zero-turn 50" deck with 6x10 lawn trailer, both in great shape! $4500 OBO, (937)726-5761.

KITTIES, Hissy and Purry 5 months, siblings male and female , like to keep together, inside only. (937)676-3455

OLD ENGLISH SHEEP DOG. 13 week female. Bell trained. Dog house. AKC papers. From a local breeder. $900 (937)638-7104. YORKIE, 7 years old, needs a quite, stress free home with no children. Only serious loving dog lover needs to reply please. Free, (937)538-8037.

BUYING ESTATES, Will buy contents of estates PLUS, do all cleanup, (937)638-2658 ask for Kevin


CASH, top dollar paid! Junk cars/ trucks, running/ non-running. I will pick up. (937)719-3088, (937)451-1019.

GOLDMATION PUPPIES. Available for purchase starting July 1. Sweet, intelligent, loyal, good with children. Please call for information. $150 (937)606-2313. KITTENS, 4 all white with blue eyes, 6 weeks old, free to good homes, (937)492-9610

1994 LINCOLN Continental, runs good, $1500, 602 Boal Avenue, Piqua

KITTENS: Free to a good home Call (937)726-6477

RIDING MOWER, Craftsman 44 inch, just serviced, new battery, runs very good, $500 OBO, (937)538-6083.


LLAMAS, have moved and must get rid of our llamas. (937)541-5655.


ADULT SCOOTER, Go Go Ultra Handicap, made to travel, very little wear, $1200 new, would like $700 OBO, (937)570-8124.

Beautiful country property on 2.5 acres House and modern pole barns. 4. bedroom home 3 baths basement 2 car garage, several out buildings. 56’x72’pole barn with concrete floor - 36’x52’pole barn concrete floor - 40’x50’livestock barn concrete floor and 2 hay mows. For more information or to schedule a showing. $189,500. Contact Jeff Lentz / Broker 937-538-0601 Weigandt Real Estate

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

CEMETERY PLOTS, Miami Memorial Gardens, Covington Ohio $500 each, (937)417-7051


FOR SALE: Sears rear tine tiller, $400 obo. GE Side by Side refrigerator water/ice in door, $200 obo. Firestorm table saw, $100. 30 gallon aquarium with stand, $50. Pool table, 44"X78", $150. Air hockey table, 60"X30", $75. Table and chairs, 3'X5', $75. Please call or text (937)638-8572 or (937)489-3392 FREE HAULING! Refrigerators, freezers, batteries, washers, dryers, tanning beds, water heater, metal/ steel. JunkBGone. (937)538-6202 PATIO DOOR, sliding. (937)773-3564


foot, $50.

POOL CLEANER, Kreepy Krauly, still in box, used twice, $150. (937)335-8040


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

Sidney Daily News, Friday, June 15, 2012

The Klipstine Family will receive sealed bids for the sale of the following described real estate: 164.7 acres, more or less, located at the northwest corner of St. Peter Road and Kelch Road, Wayne Township, Darke County, Ohio. 40 acres, more or less, at the southeast corner of St. Peter Road and Barnes Road, Wayne Township, Darke County, Ohio. 13 acres, more or less, at the southwest corner of St. Peter Road and Barnes Road, Wayne Township, Darke County, Ohio. The tillable acreage is subject to a cash lease rent lease through December 31, 2012. The successful bidder(s) will receive all rents payable after the date of sale. A copy of the lease will be enclosed with the bid package referred to below. All bids shall be sealed. Bids must be received at the address noted below by 5:00 P.M. on July 20, 2012. Bid opening shall occur on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. For a legal description of the property, bid forms, and bidding instructions, contact Ralph F. Keister, of Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk, Courtview Center – Suite 300, 100 South Main Avenue, Sidney, Ohio 45365; telephone: 937-492-1271 or fax: 937-498-1306, or e-mail 2292806


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ANNA 13330 Wenger Rd. Saturday 8-4. Multi-Estate Sale! Tons of glassware, dishes, freezer, couch, and much more! BRADFORD 720 Moody Ave. Friday and Saturday 9-? 60 Years of household goods, antiques, garage items, vintage retro table/ clothing, chairs, microwave, bedroom suites, refrigerator, glassware. So much more, can't list all.

COVINGTON, 10525 & 10488 North SR 48, June 14-16, 9am-? Juniors (Hollister, AE), shoes, baby clothes, wedding dress, formals, Disney videos, books, Longaberger, purses, desks, dog pen & house, toys and more! CLEAN sale!! Worth the trip!!! FT LORAMIE 6217 Ft. Loramie Swanders Rd. Friday 8-4, Saturday 8-2. Large selection of childrens clothes (3 months-6 years boy and girl), double stroller, toys, and other knick-knacks. JACKSON CENTER, 19685 Lock-Two Road, (between 65 & Wones Road) Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am-?, Boys clothes 4T-6, men & women clothes, bikes, double stroller, high chair, mulch mower, microwave & miscellaneous JACKSON CENTER 202 N Fork. Friday, June 15th & Saturday, June 16th from 8:00-??? HUGE MULTI FAMILY SALE, LOOK FOR THE TENT. BAKE SALE TO BENEFIT DIABETES. JUVENILE Girls clothes newbornadult, baby items, travel system, books, home decor, kitchen accessories, purses, shoes, new 31 product, birdhouses, linens, and much much more! JACKSON CENTER, 304 Davis Street, Friday, Saturday, 9am-? White barn across from the food pantry, Bargain Garage Sale! patio table/ 6 chairs, fifth wheel trailer hitch (no rails), kids clothes, toys, kids bikes, TV's, miscellaneous. CENTER JACKSON COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE. Saturday June 16th 9am-? Over 30 sales. Many treasures to be found. Maps will be available at JC Pro Hardware the day of the sale. MAPLEWOOD 19901 Maplewood Rd. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-2. Computer Desk, CD's, NASCAR, bouncy house, golf clubs, baseball gloves, toys, baby swing, home items, kids clothes, Ford tractor, glass and lots more!!

MCCARTYVILLE 9477 State Route 119, Friday, 8am-6pm & Saturday, 8am-1pm. MOVING SALE! Juniors/ misses clothing, prom & homecoming dresses, miscellaneous household items/ decorations, furniture, bikes, great sale for college students! Lots of miscellaneous items!

Midway Between New Bremen & Minster

419-629-2171 • 866-507-5310 All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the federal fair housing act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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MCCARTYVILLE, June 15th, 9am-5pm, June 16th, 9am-2pm. NEIGHBORHOOD SALES in and outside of McCartyville. Children and adults clothing, toys, baby items, household, furniture, remodeling items, XBox and Playstation 2 games, office desk and chair, bedroom set, bikes, air compressor, TV's refrigerator, Wii games, home gym, sports shoes for boys, toddler jeeps, ShopVac, moving sale items, power tools, automobile and much miscellaneous. Flyers at Mully's carryout and Patrick's Bar.

PIQUA, Deerfield Subdivision. Saturday, June 16th, 9am-3pm. Directions: from Sunset Drive turn West onto High Street Right onto Lambert Drive into Deerfield. 800 Antler Court, 432, 500 Bear Run, 2210 Deerfield Crossing, 305 & 313 Fallow Court, 309, 400, 508, 512, 600, 605, 608, 609, 700, 709, 804, 900, Lambert Drive, 900 & 901 Red Deer Trail, 303 & 307 Sambor Court, 505 & 512 Spotted Doe Trail, 2220 Wilshire Drive. PORT JEFFERSON 432 East Main Street, Friday & Saturday 9am-?, Playstations 1&2, headboard, desk, bookcase, 2 area rugs, clothes (womens, juniors, mens), aquariums for fish/small animals with stand, punching sand man, small air conditioner, miscellaneous SIDNEY, 10088 Northmore Drive (north of Sidney, to Sharp Road, Northmore is off Sharp Road, between Thompson-Schiff and County Road 25A), Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday, 9am-Noon. Multi Family Sale! Side by side refrigerator with ice maker, wooden kitchen table and chairs, food processor, outdoor furniture, garden items, housewares, jewelry, knick-knacks, adult clothes and miscellaneous items. SIDNEY, 1227 & 1213 Huron Court, (WestLake Estates), Saturday, June 16th, 8-1. Household and decorating items, home furnishings, tools and lawn tools, clothing, stereo system, work bench, garage shelf, and lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY 1230 Turner Dr. Saturday only 8-4. 27" TV and stand, AVON, auto, fishing, jewelry, lots of books, clothes, candles, home decor, and lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 1609 S. Kuther Rd. (1/4 mile south of Millcreek). 4 FAMILY SALE! Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-4pm. Name brand girls clothes 3T and up! Juniors and women's to 3X, men's 34 to XXLT. Regulation corn hole bags, holiday decorations, toys, large area rugs, rocking chairs, household, miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 1715 Fair Oaks, Thursday & Friday 9am-?, Fishing rods reels & tackle, TVs, curtains, cabinet, Lots of miscellaneous

SIDNEY, 223 S Walnut. (Behind old PK Lumber) Saturday, 9am-1pm, INSIDE SALE/ FLEA MARKET! Lots of NEW items! Beer signs, bar lights, table top arcade game, treadmill, planters, large selection hand tools, electrical and plumbing items, new glider, books, lots more! SIDNEY, 2234 Broadway Avenue, Saturday only, 8am-1pm. Formal cherrywood dining table with 6 chairs, new bread machine, girls 12" Princess bike, boys 20" bike, clarinet, girls 5T clothing, boys 10/12 clothing, men's and women's clothing, toys, miscellaneous items. SIDNEY, 231 Doorley Rd. Friday 10am-4pm. Saturday 9am-noon. Clothes all sizes & seasons, weedeaters, tools, Longaberger, Home Interiors, recliner, back up camera, grill, New Powerchill Thermelectric Iceless cooler, Many more items, too many to list!

SIDNEY, 234 Belmont Avenue, Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday, 8am-Noon. Tons of NB-2T girl's clothes & shoes, walker, Jumparoo, Changing table, baby items, toys, guitars, stroller/ carseat combo, double stroller, microwave, clothing in a variety of sizes, household items, Coca Cola collectibles, new 8x12 shed.

SIDNEY, 2464 West Cisco Road, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm, New TV stand, snow blower, like new electric heater, small girls clothes, toys, cookbooks, and lots of nice miscellaneous items SIDNEY 474 Oak Leaf Court. Friday 9-4, Saturday 9-1. Leather couch, Lane big man recliner, coffee and end tables, microwave, hood vent, Guitar Hero Playstation 2 game, clothes, linens, pans, silverware, pool supplies, suitcases, miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 513 Fair Road (garage is on Chestnut), Friday & Saturday, 9am-2pm. Maple crib (converts to toddler bed) bumper pads & mattress (never used), Macleren & Jeep Strollers, baby blankets, toddler toys, books, TV, household items, lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 669 Westover Drive, Saturday, 8am-2pm. MULTI-FAMILY! Antiques, collectibles, window AC, furniture, exercise equipment, men's, women's & children's clothing, home decor, Craftsman air compressor, Mac Tool pegboard, lots of miscellaneous. Shop early for best deals! SIDNEY, 703 Lynn Street, Thursday & Friday, 9am-3pm, Saturday, 9amNoon. Dressers, kitchen items, baby items, tools, lots of household items. SIDNEY 708 Foraker Ave. Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th 7am-4pm. Miscellaneous baby items, books, toys, clothing, kitchen items, elliptical, electric stove, bumper pool tables, lawn mowers, and much more!

SIDNEY, 741 E Hoewisher Road, Friday only! 9am-2pm, Japanese Families, Furniture, toys, clothes, girls bicycle, phone, kids golf club, microwave, much more!

SIDNEY, 811 Sixth Avenue, Saturday, 8am-? men's, women's, and children's clothes, what not's, odds, and ends. SIDNEY 832 Fielding (off South Brooklyn), Friday and Saturday 9:30-? LARGE MULTI-FAMILY SALE! Babies, girls, and ladies clothes, collectibles, furniture, mattress & box springs, desk, curtains, housewares, pans, glassware, dishes, school teacher stuff, jeans, Lots more!

SIDNEY, Arrowhead Village Apartment Community, June 15 & 16, 9am-5pm. Lots of miscellaneous items!

Systemax FLETCHER, 6990 State Route 36, Saturday, June 16th, 9am-3pm. Computer Outlet Sale! Hard drives, motherboards, memory - You name it, we got it! (888)682-7236.

TROY, 2310 Worthington Drive, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8am-4pm, Baby furniture/ accessory's, toys, boys clothes newborn-24months, girls 10-jr's, women's/ mens, various household goods. Everything priced to sell in good clean condition! Good neighborhood good stuff!

Sidney Daily News, Friday, June 15, 2012

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1995 JAVELIN BASS BOAT Model 379T. 1995 Evinrude 130 motor, 17.9 long, trailer included. 2 fish finders, hot foot, trolling motor, 2 tarps. $6200. (937)538-1114

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1999 OLDSMOBILE Intrigue, white with grey interior, 129,000 miles. Automatic, runs great. Price Firm, $3000. (937)489-8289

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1998 JEEP WRANGLER 105,000 Miles V-6 4x4, New Soft Top, New Brakes, New Tires, New Running Boards, Chili Pepper Red, Asking $7,500 (937)524-9310

1999 CHEVY TAHOE LT 2-tone grey body, great shape, must see! Rebuilt transmission, new parts (have receipts). Can email pics. (402)340-0509

2001 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SLE SEDAN 3800 V6 Front wheel drive, many new parts, 17" aluminum wheels, leather interior, power glass sunroof, 195,000 miles, runs great, all highway miles. $3750 O.B.O. (937)369-3636

2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster, low miles, 64,000, 6 cylinder, 6 speed, red exterior, black leather interior, Pirelli Runflats, (937)307-3777.

2003 FORD ESCAPE XLT 154,000 miles, dark green leather interior, CD, all power windows and locks, a/c, new tires, 3.0 V6 engine. Asking $5200. (937)638-1740 after 5pm

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1996 SEA RAY 18.2 foot. Model 175BR, Mercruiser 3.0L motor, Shoreland'r trailer. Cover and accessories included. Excellent condition! $8500. (937)394-3151



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

Power sunroof, seats etc leather, Chrome wheels, Blue, 170,000 miles. Car is ready to go! $3800 (937)726-0273

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




2003 DODGE Stratus. silver with black interior. Power windows, locks, mirrors, etc. Good condition. $3800. (937)308-7423

JOHN BOAT, 14foot, New galvanized trailer, Minnkota trolley motor, 50lb thrust, die hard deep cycle battery, charger, fish finder/ water temperature, oars, pedestal seats, trailer jack, 2 anchors, $995 firm, (937)698-6362

2004 HARLEY Davidson, FXDL DYNA Low, luxury blue, 2612 miles, alarm system, saddle bags with windshield, very nice condition, $10,000 (937)726-1353 after 3pm

BIN MODULE KIT, includes ladder rack, and rack shelf, like new, $500, (937)778-4060.

2007 CHEVY Silverado Z71, long bed, 4x4, extended cab, loaded, great shape! NADA $22,850, make offer. Call (937)726-5761.

1994 SEA NYMPH boat with trailer. 14 ft long. Fish finder, oars, running lights, cover. Several accessories included. $2500. (937)667-3455

1996 GMC Conversion Van, mint condition, 98,000 miles $6500. Call (937)295-2223

BOAT MOTOR, 9.8 HPtwin, Mercury, like new, 1967 low low hours, house kept, new water impeller, original plugs, fires right up, $650 (937)698-6362

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Free math refresher course set PIQUA — Edison Community College will be offering a free math refresher workshop this summer at the Piqua Campus to meet the needs of aspiring college students and those looking to improve on their skills. The workshop will be held July 23-26, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., in Room 503, and will cover basic math and beginning and intermediate algebra. Classes will be different every day, and will cover four different levels throughout the workshop. “These short, intensive classes are designed for students who took the COMPASS test and weren’t happy with the results and want another chance at improving their score,” said Terry Calvert, instructor of mathematics at Edison. “This is also a perfect opportunity for people just looking to refresh their math skills. Anyone who hasn’t done a lot of mathematical work in a long time and just needs to see it again to get reacquainted with it will benefit greatly from this workshop.” Those signing up for the free workshop are strongly encouraged to attend all four sessions, as the material being taught will change from day to day. For more information and to register for the classes, contact Terry Calvert at

Local residents get degrees Heidelberg University President Robert H. Huntington presented diplomas to 248 seniors, representing eight states and four foreign countries, and 65 graduate students who received master’s degrees in counseling, education, business administration and music education during commencement ceremonies May 12-13. Area graduates include: • Kyle Bensman, of New Bremen, Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science. • Zane Wildermuth, of Botkins, Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.


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Industrial Timeline to feature history of local companies New display at Applefest BY TOM BARNETT tbarnett@sdnccg,com Applefest 2012 in Sidney will include a new feature — a re-created Industrial Timeline of Shelby County displayed at the Historic Sidney Theatre and in the storefronts of participating downtown merchants. Exhibits will be on display Sept. 5-9 during Shelby County Applefest showing festival participants what Shelby County has to offer. Local industries have been invited to design exhibits that present the history of their industry and company, products and location. Electrical hookups will be made available and exhibits will be limited only in size due to space constraints. As Applefest participants learn more about the various industries’ contributions to Sidney and Shelby County, children may be prompted to collect clues and a prize from a treasure chest. “The project is another way Applefest speaks to the community,” Robin Banas, Industrial Timeline committee chairman, said. “This is a work in progress and the first year is always a learning process, but we hope it will be successful and for future timeline events to grow and be even more successful. “So many of our industries and businesses operate in our community without residents and visitors understanding the product(s) or service they provide,” she explained. Businesses and industries committed to participate in this year’s timeline include: Historic Sidney Theatre, Shelby County Historical Society, Sidney/Shelby County YMCA, Canal Place Apartments, Honda Manufacturing, Sidney/Shelby County Senior Citizens Center, Witwer Chiropractic, Shelby County Right to Life, Wilson Memorial Hospital, Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Dorothy Love Re-

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TIMELINE PARTICIPANT Sidney Historic Theatre is pictured in 1930 when it was Schine Ohio Theatre. tirement Center, Picture Perfect Studios, Furniture Express, Flint’s TV and Appliances, AAA Sidney, Sidney Kiwanis, Girl Scouts of America and Realty 2000 Group. Other entries have expressed plans to participate,

but have yet to confirm a display. For more information or questions about Applefest timeline, area residents may call Banas at (937) 726-6084. Other weekend-long Applefest 2012 events include the Great Shelby County Farmers

Market, a Native American Gathering exhibit at Ross Historical Center, woodcarver’s show and sale, quilt show, a Picture Yourself in Shelby County photo/essay display at the Shelby County Courthouse and a craft show on the courtsquare.

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AMONG PARTICIPANTS in an Applefest 2012 industry and business timeline display is Wilson Memorial Hospital, shown above as it appeared in 1930. The hospital traces its history to 1920s with establishment of the Shelby County Memorial Hospital Association.

Cargill gives $32,000 to food pantries Cargill Sidney has announced that it has donated $32,000 in the past year to local food pantries and soup kitchens. With its purpose of being the global leader is nourishing people, Cargill Sidney used local and corporate funds to donate to Agape Food Pantry, Holy Angels Soup Kitchen, St. James Food Pantry and First Place Food Pantry. The contributions are being used directly to purchase food and nutritional products to benefit those in need. In addition to the monetary donations, employees have volunteered for numerous projects at the facilities over the years. Agape Distribution in Sidney was the beneficiary of $10,000 to provide funding for their Grocery Assurance program, specifically targeting senior citizens. Seniors are especially susceptible to downturns in the economy and rising costs due to their often fixed income, Cargill officials said. The pantry will provide healthy food choices that will allow for seven days worth of food. Since beginning its emergency food program in 1998, Agape has seen a surge in the number of families seeking assistance. Cargill Sidney has awarded Holy Angels Soup Kitchen with $8,000 to assist in its meal program. Holy Angels provides hot meals to approximately 80 people three times per week. Its mission is to provide hot and nutritional meals to anyone in the Shelby County community who is in need. Founded in 1999, in 2011 the soup kitchen served more than 13,000 meals to Shelby County residents. St. James Food Pantry in Piqua has been awarded with $7,000 to help fund the purchase of food in the pantry. St. James is staffed solely by volunteers and has seen an annual usage increase of approximately 15 percent the last several years. The pantry provides individuals and families the opportunity to choose their own food options from the shelves and staff keeps detailed records to ensure the least possible waste. A donation of $7,000 will go toward the purchase of food and supplies at the First Place Food Pantry in Troy. With need at an all-time high, the facility offers those in need the opportunity choose a wide variety of nutritious options. In addition, the Miami County Extension office provides monthly cooking demonstrations using in stock food groups to encourage healthy recipes for feeding their families.

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Get out the brooms Reds sweep Indians, win 12-5 BY JOE KAY Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — This Cleveland-versus-Cincinnati series will be remembered for an inside fastball and a wagging finger. Don’t overlook that sweep, though. Brandon Phillips hit one of Cincinnati’s three homers and drove in four more runs on Thursday afternoon, leading the ailing Reds to a 12-5 victory and their first three-game sweep of the Indians since 2008. Joey Votto and Ryan Ludwick also homered for the Reds, who had a season-high 17 hits. “What a series!” Ludwick said. “What a win!” No surprise that Phillips played a starring role for the NL Central leaders. He went 8 for 13 with two homers and seven RBIs against the team that gave up on him in 2006, raising his career average against Cleveland to .356. He also paid a price for a dust-up between Indians starter Derek Lowe and Reds manager Dusty Baker, getting hit in the arm by a pitch during a 5-3 win on Wednesday night. Phillips wasn’t aware of why Lowe hit him. “To be honest, I don’t even know what he said,” Phillips said. “We won. We’re in first place, that’s all I care about. We’re too busy winning.” Mike Leake went 4 1-3 innings before having to leave the game, still feeling the effects of a nasty stomach virus that swept through the clubhouse at the start of the series. Jose Arredondo (4-1) pitched out of a threat in the fifth. Votto hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Josh Tomlin (3-4), who had been 40 in five career interleague starts. Cleveland’s Michael Brantley extended his hitting streak to 21 games, longest in

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LEHMAN CATHOLIC High School graduate Eric Hewitt, forAP Photo/Al Behrman merly of Piqua, a producer and editor with the Cleveland InCINCINNATI REDS’ Joey Votto hits a three-run home run off dians, poses at Progressive Field in Cleveland with two Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin in the first in- Emmys he was recently awarded. In addition, he also was nominated for several others. ning of a baseball game, Thursday in Cincinnati. the majors this season. Other than that, there wasn’t much good for the Indians during the visit to the Ohio River city. “Not the way you wanted to finish a road trip,” manager Manny Acta said. “You’ve got to give them credit. They beat us on both sides of the ball. Their starters pretty much held our offense down, and they out-hit us, too.” Phillips was upset at his treatment in Cleveland before he was traded to Cincinnati. He has mellowed over the years, but got a lot of enjoyment out of beating his former team. “Deep down, it feels good to beat up on the Tribe,” Phillips said. “But they’re moving in the right direction. Manny Acta’s a good coach — I mean manager — and the majority of the guys who are there are new. So, go Tribe.” There’s plenty of intrigue for the rematch by Lake Erie next week. Lowe holds a personal grudge against Baker for something that happened between them several years ago — he won’t say what exactly. When Mat Latos threw an inside fast-

ball to Lowe during the second game of the series, he gestured toward Baker, who waved his finger back. Lowe plunked Phillips on the arm in the bottom of the inning, drawing a warning from the umpires. There were no further on-field problems. Lowe accused Baker of ordering the pitch because of their personal issues. A day later, Baker said it wasn’t personal but a payback for Lowe hitting Votto in the back during a 2009 game. Their exchange provided an edge to the series, which resumes Monday in Cleveland with Lowe on the mound. Because it’ll be in an AL park, Lowe won’t have to bat. The Reds won the first two games of the series even though more than a half-dozen players were sick. Leake had to be pushed back a day to give him more time to recover. He left after giving up seven hits, including two solo homers by Shin-Soo Choo, in 4 1-3 innings. An exhausted Leake sat on the bench and buried his face in a towel. Baker came over and put his hands on Leake’s shoulders, showing his appreciation for the pitcher’s effort.

Lehman grad wins 2 Emmys BY WILL E SANDERS Ohio Community Media CLEVELAND — It’s not hard for former Piquad Eric Hewitt to imagine winning an Emmy award for his work as a producer and editor with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, but it’s much easier for him to imagine winning two. Why? Because Hewitt recently took home two such awards in addition to being nominated in four other categories. A 1999 Lehman Catholic High School graduate, Hewitt said when he heard he was nominated for six Emmys in a variety of categories he was happy, but once he learned he was awarded two Emmys out of those categories, he was elated. When the announcement was made Hewitt was attending the bachelor party being hosted for his brother and his other brother and father were there, too. “I was surprised,” he said. “I didn’t expect it. I was shocked to find out. … It’s just nice to be recognized.” The Emmys were awarded to Hewitt by the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences during the 43rd Annual Emmy Awards. Hewitt received his two Emmys for his writing and editing work on a commercial he helped produce titled, “The Ball.” His other four nominations were for similar work in

regard to writing and editing. Hewitt, who attended Bowling Green State University and majored in film studies, said he first came to Cleveland “randomly” and quickly got a job with the Indians where he helped operate the ball park’s scoreboard, in addition to creating graphics and content for the Major League Baseball team. From there, he said, he was promoted to producer and editor. He now has a variety of responsibilities that include producing commercials, graphics, video and content for the Indians. “I have always loved sports and played baseball,” said Hewitt, who added he is an avid Indians fan. “My whole goal in life was to be creative and somehow I lucked out with being creative in an environment that I love.” He said that working with the Cleveland Indians has allowed him insight into not only what goes on out on the field, but also what takes place behind the scenes. Hewitt said he loves his job and plans to continue to work with the Cleveland Indians into the future. “Right now I am going to keep doing what I am doing,” said Hewitt, who also operates the LED scoreboard at nearby Quicken Loans Arena where the Cleveland Cavaliers play. “I love it.” Hewitt, and his wife, Candi, live in the Cleveland area and have two children, Maggie, 2, and Will, a newborn baby.

Armstrong considering ‘all options’ in drug charge Photo provided AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — LARRY DONAHUE, of Sidney, broke his own world record during the Natural Athlete Strength Lance Armstrong is gearing up for a fight over the latest Association’s USA Nationals held Saturday and Sunday in Springfield. round of doping allegations. Armstrong’s lawyers demanded access to evidence gathered by the U.S. AntiDoping Agency, including A Sidney powerlifter broke finish. His deadlift broke his Donahue will be traveling test results and the names of his own record during the current state deadlift record to Oklahoma City in August witnesses who said they saw Natural Athlete Strength As- and his total broke his current to compete in the World Cup. the seven-time Tour de sociation’s (NASA) USA Na- world record. He will be lifting to try and France champion use pertionals held Saturday and A fourth attemp deadlift raise $500 for the Relay for formance-enhancing drugs. Sunday in Springfield. There with 352.75 to break his new Life’s American Cancer SociArmstrong has until June were 80 powerlifters from 15 world record total got half up ety. Anyone who would like to 22 to respond in writing to states, including New Jersey, before running out of steam. sponsor him for a penny a the fresh allegations, the Alabama, Georgia and Texas, Donahue lifted for the Un- pound lift should contact him first step of what could be who competed in the nation- derground Barbell Club, of at 492-4529. months-long process. als. Springfield. The club won first The next Ohio meet is Oct. “I’m exploring all my opLarry Donahue, 65, of Sid- place in borth the Power- 22 at the Quality Inn in tions,” Armstrong said in a ney, competed in the Masters sports and the Mixed Divi- Springfield. telephone interview Thurs3 (60-69) division of the Un- sion. The team was made of of NASA is a family enviorn- day with The Associated equipped Powerlifting on Sat- yourh ages 6-12, men and ment drug free powerlifting Press from Paris. “They’re urday. women up to age 69. organization run by former not limited only to arbitraDonahue’s lifts were a Herb Yakel, 81, bench world champion and USA tion with USADA. I think 286.6 pound squat, a 231.5 pressed 220.5 pounds for a coach Rich Peters, of Noble, there are other questions pound bench press and a world record. Kevin Trippet, Okla. that need to be answered 349.4 pound deadlift, for a of West Virginia, and For more information on with regard to their behavior 867.5 pound total. He went Lawrence Brown, of Kentucky, powerlifting, contact Don- and tactics.” nine for nine, making all his won the best lifter. Each pow- ahue, who is the Ohio state “They are well known to lifts resulting in a first place erlifter received a $600 belt. champion, at 492-4529. move the goal line on you,” he

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said, referring to the drug agency. “We are entitled to certain things, certain pieces of evidence, if not all the evidence in terms of what will be in front of the review board,” he said. The AP obtained a copy of the letter Armstrong’s attorney, Robert Luskin, sent to USADA. “(We) cannot protect Mr. Armstrong’s rights without knowing who is saying what and what events that allegedly occurred over the course of a decade and a half,” Luskin wrote. “Even at this preliminary stage, your reliance on secret witnesses making deliberately vague charges is unconscionable.” The letter noted that USADA and other drug agencies “have long demonstrated their zeal to crucify Mr. Armstrong. … We have learned the hard way not to underestimate USADA’s obsession with Mr. Armstrong.”


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LOL: NCAA deregulates texts, calls to recruits

Summer weather welcomes Lehman alumni for tournament More than 100 people were on hand Saturday morning at the Flanagan Softball Complex for fourth annual the Lehman Alumni Classic. The softball tournament was attended by alumni competitors and spectators alike. The event got under way around 9 a.m. and lasted until 3 p.m. Comprised of six teams, the double-elimination format gave each team the opportunity to play multiple games. With alumni players’ graduation years ranging from 1969 to 2012, event chairperson Kelty (Bosslet) Inman (’02) was pleased with the turnout. “The weather has not cooperated the last few years, but we have had a lot of enthusiasm that has persisted since our inaugural tournament in 2009,” said Inman. “Very pleased with the turnout as well as the weather. It is nice to have such a wide range of graduating alumni and their families all in one place.” By the time the dust had settled, the traveling trophy was hoisted

by the defending Alumni Classic champs, a team led by Luke Voisard (’90). Voisard and his teammates went undefeated on the day. His lineup card included Luke Clark (’90), Sean Moorman (’90), Mark Bales (’98), Rob Carmen (’89) and spouse Amy Carmen, Jim Edwards (’86), Diana Borland, Maggie Leisner, Mike Ciriegio (’86), Mitch Ciriegio (’86) and Tim Ungericht. Voisard’s lineup was enough to best that of Emily (Hodges) Ellis (’03) and her team of sluggers. The tournament is held every year with its only mission being to bring Lehman High School alumni (graduates of Holy Angels High School, Piqua Catholic High School, St, Boniface High School, and St. Mary High School) together for some fun and sportsmanship. Information about this and other Lehman Alumni events can be found at or by contacting Alumni Board President Zack Bosslet (’98) at (937) 538-8242.

Athletes to receive OHSAA scholarships COLUMBUS — A total of $66,000 in college scholarships will be handed out to 54 students during the 20th Annual OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Banquet tonight in Columbus. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel at the Crosswoods/Worthington. Two local athletes will be receiving scholarships. Samantha Hoelscher, of Minster High School, graduated with a 3.51 GPA. She earned 10 varsity letters in cross country, track and field and basketball. She will attend the University of Cincinnati and study marketing. Kylie Drees, of Fort Loramie High School, had a 3.8 GPA and earned 10 varsity letters in cross country, track and field and basketball. Drees will attend the Ohio State University and study business. The scholarship winners were selected by each of the six OHSAA district athletic boards. Of the 54 honorees, 42 will receive $1,000 awards, including six (one from each district) that will be given an OHSAA Minority Scholarship presented by Farmers Insurance. Twelve students (two from each district) will receive $2,000 awards made possible by the OHSAA Foundation and Taco Bell. Nike and Molten have also contributed to the OHSAA scholarship program, as well as schools that participate in an OHSAA Foundation bas-

ketball game, which includes a fee given to the Foundation to fund their portion of the scholarships. “We have had many highlights and displays of sportsmanship this past school year and the scholar-athlete banquet is always one of those special moments, too,” said OHSAA Commissioner Dr. Dan Ross. “I look forward to this banquet just as much as the state tournaments because it’s an opportunity to see so many students honored for their extraordinary work academically. They truly represent what it is all about and their families and schools are to be commended for helping them achieve great things already. I would also like to personally thank the OHSAA Foundation and our corporate partners for their generous support in helping make these scholarships possible.” Scholar-athlete recipients are selected based on a point system which rewards students for grade point averages; ACT or SAT scores; varsity letters earned; individual and team athletic honors; and an essay. There are seven, 10 or 13 recipients from each district, depending upon the number of schools within the district. The recipients were selected by special committees within each of the six OHSAA athletic districts. Recipients of athletic scholarships from NCAA Division I or II institutions are not eligible for the award.

their way around social media and then some. What was even more worrisome was that while coaches had their thumbs tied behind their backs, third parties were using new technology to get to recruits more easily than ever. “Now instead of going around people to get to the kid or the parents, you can call them directly. I think that’s a very valid point as to why they made the rule change,” first-year Illinois coach John Groce said. But just because a coach can call and text a kid at will doesn’t mean he should. Knowing when to contact a recruit and when to back off could be the tricky side of this new policy. Creighton coach Greg McDermott has a unique

perspective on the matter, having seen recruiting from the side of a coach at Northern Iowa, Iowa State and Creighton and as the father of current Jays star Doug McDermott. Greg McDermott said that the main objective for his staff is to get to know each recruit and their family inside and out. Some will undoubtedly get a kick out of all the extra attention, while others will be turned off by it. “I think I’m probably still on the fence,” McDermott said of the new rules. “It can be a disruptive process if you allow it to become that. So I think it’s going to become really important for our staff to make sure we do our due diligence in researching each individual and each family.”

Thompson leads Open SCOREBOARD FRANCISCO SAN (AP) — Any comfort Michael Thompson took looking up at the leaderboard at The Olympic Club and finally seeing his name at the top fizzled fast when he saw the player one spot below. Tiger Woods. Thompson shot a 4under 66 in the first round of the U.S. Open on Thursday, taking a threeshot lead in the clubover the house hard-charging Woods and David Toms. The 2007 U.S. Amateur runner-up at Club sure Olympic played as though he knew the course, finishing with seven birdies to go with three bogeys in an aggressive and fearless round. The 27-yearold former Alabama standout still couldn’t feel satisfied with 48 holes remaining and a familiar face lurking behind in another major.

“Give Tiger the spotlight,” Thompson said. “I don’t care. I’m going to go out and play my game. If I go out and putt the way I did today, I’ll be in contention.” What a way for this championship to begin. Woods birdied consecutive holes late in his round and played the undulating Lake Course with the kind of confidence that has made him a 14-time major champion. He bogeyed his second-to-last hole and finished with a 1-under 69 to blow away playing partners Phil Mickelson (76) and Bubba Watson (78). That’s a stirring start for one of the world’s most watched — and scrutinized — athletes of any generation considering who he played at the last major. Woods never broke par in four rotten rounds at the Masters in April.

Quarterback challenge planned for Country Fest MARIA STEIN — The Maria Stein Country Fest will host its inaugural quarterback challenge at this year’s festival, which will be held June 22-24 on the grounds of the Shrine of the Holy Relics in Maria Stein. High school quarterbacks from 30 local schools have been invited to compete in this year’s completion, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. June 23. Each school is permitted to have two competitors — either current high school players or recent graduates — represent its team.

The quarterbacks will compete in four events in the competition, which is being sponsored by Moeller Door & Window Inc., that will test their accuracy and arm strength. Any questions can be directed to Kent Shaner (419) 9254622 The Maria Stein Country Fest is celebrating its 25th year. The festival features free admission, parking and entertainment. For more information on the Maria Stein Country Fest, visit its website at


Interleague play Major League Baseball Wednesday’s Games Washington 6, Toronto 2 Baltimore 7, Pittsburgh 1 Boston 10, Miami 2 Cincinnati 5, Cleveland 3 N.Y. Mets 9, Tampa Bay 1 N.Y. Yankees 3, Atlanta 2 Texas 1, Arizona 0 Detroit 8, Chicago Cubs 4 Kansas City 4, Milwaukee 3, 11 innings Philadelphia 9, Minnesota 8 St. Louis 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Oakland 10, Colorado 8 L.A. Angels 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 San Diego 1, Seattle 0 San Francisco 10, Houston 0 Thursday’s Games Cincinnati 12, Cleveland 5 N.Y. Mets 9, Tampa Bay 6 Detroit 5, Chicago Cubs 3 Oakland 8, Colorado 2 Houston 6, San Francisco 3 Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Friday’s Games Boston (Matsuzaka 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 2-3), 2:20 p.m. Colorado (Francis 0-1) at Detroit (Crosby 1-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 6-5) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 8-2), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 5-2) at Cleveland (Masterson 2-6), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Worley 3-2) at Toronto (Hutchison 5-3), 7:07 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-4) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 4-4), 7:10 p.m. Miami (Zambrano 4-4) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 3-5), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Matusz 5-6) at Atlanta (Hanson 7-4), 7:35 p.m. Houston (Lyles 1-2) at Texas (Darvish 7-4), 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 5-5) at Minnesota (Liriano 1-7), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Mazzaro 2-1) at St. Louis (Lohse 6-1), 8:15 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 4-5) at L.A. Angels (Haren 4-6), 10:05 p.m. San Diego (Bass 2-6) at Oakland (Blackley 0-2), 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 8-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-3), 10:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 5-2) at Seattle (Vargas 7-5), 10:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees at Washington, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Colorado at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at Atlanta, 7:15 p.m. Boston at Chicago Cubs, 7:15 p.m. Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets, 7:15 p.m. Houston at Texas, 7:15 p.m.

Miami at Tampa Bay, 7:15 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Colorado at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Baltimore at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Miami at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Houston at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. San Francisco at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Boston at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Thursday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed OF Endy Chavez on the 15day DL. Recalled INF Steve Tolleson from Norfolk (IL). DETROIT TIGERS — Placed LHP Drew Smyly on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Ryan Raburn from Toledo (IL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Sam Selman. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed DH Luke Scott on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 9. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Selected the contract of INF Luis Valbuena from Iowa (PCL). Activated C Welington Castillo from the 15-day DL. Placed 3B Ian Stewart on the 15-day DL. Designated C Koyie Hill for assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Signed RHP Michael Wacha. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS — Terminated the contract of G Mansfield Wrotto. Waived QB Nathan Enderle. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed general manager Rick Smith to a four-year contract extension and coach Gary Kubiak to three-year contract extension. Signed LB Whitney Mercilus to a four-year contract. NEW YORK JETS — Signed WR Jordan White to a four-year contract. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed LB Ryan Rau and DE Frank Trotter. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed DL Shawn Lemon. HOCKEY National Hockey League CALGARY FLAMES — Named Martin Gelinas assistant coach. DALLAS STARS — Signed D Jyrki Jokipakka to a three-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Signed G Riku Helenius to a twoyear contract. Announced a multiyear affiliation agreement with Syracuse (AHL).

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BY LUKE MEREDITH souri athletic director AP Sports Writer Mike Alden put it, the organization “recognized Coaches can now pick the evolving nature of up their smartphones communication with stuwithout trepidation. dents.” Starting Friday, DiviIn essence, coaches sion I men’s basketball can finally get with the coaches will be able to times without getting send unlimited texts and into trouble. make unlimited calls to “I really believe it will recruits who have help. I’m excited about wrapped up their sopho- it. And I think it’s going more year of high school. to be good, more so than The NCAA will also the texts, just the ability allow coaches to send to call and making sure private messages to to have that direct verplayers bal prospective communication,” through social media Memphis coach Josh sites like Facebook and Pastner said. Twitter. The new rule was It all means that adopted by the Division sending a recruit an I Board of Directors last LOL (laugh out loud) October after being recwill no longer get you a ommended by its leaderTTYL (talk to you later) ship council. The NCAA from the NCAA. realized that coaches The NCAA is allowing were having a tougher coaches to text, tweet time than ever building and talk to their hearts’ relationships with recontent because, as Mis- cruits who already know

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