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Health care law lives BY MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Obamacare lives. America’s historic health care overhaul, derided by Republicans as intrusive, costly “Obamacare,” narrowly survived an election-year battle

For local and state reaction of the decision, see Pages 3-4

at the Supreme Court Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice John Roberts. The 5-4 ruling now makes it certain that major health

care changes will move ahead, touching virtually every American’s life. And Democrats, who have learned to accept if not love the GOP label for the law, heartily praised the decision. But the ruling also gave Republicans unexpected ammunition to energize support-

ers for the fall campaign against President Barack Obama, the bill’s champion — and for next year’s vigorous efforts to repeal the law as a new federal tax Roberts’ vote, along with those of the court’s four liberal justices, preserved the largest See LAW/Page 5

Attorney recovering from ‘cheap shot’ BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER The victim of a surprising assault at the Sidney Municipal Court on Wednesday is recovering with a possible mild concussion and aches and pains. Heath H. Hegemann, an attorney in the public defender’s office, received a blow to the head on Wednesday by a man he was representing, Gregory Dale Russell, 36, 806 1/2 S. Main Ave. The incident happened in the Sidney Municipal Courtroom just as Russell stepped up to See ATTORNEY/Page 3 Hagemann

Celebrating the Fourth • The Independence Day holiday is just around the corner, but celebrations are already beginning. In fact, some of the best area’s holiday entertainment kicks off today. 19

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Marie T. Behr

Judy says goodbye

INDEX City, County records..............2 Classified .......................13-16 Comics................................11 Jackson Center.....................9 Hints from Heloise.................6 Horoscope ..........................11 Localife ..............................6-7 Nation/World.........................5 Opinion..................................8 Obituaries..............................3 Sports............................17-18 State news ............................4 ’Tween 12 and 20 ...............10 Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ....12

TODAY’S THOUGHT “The man who has done his level best is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure.” — B.C. Forbes, Scottish journalist (1880-1954) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5A.

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Trying to keep cool Kindal Spradlin, 16, of Sidney, wipes sweat off his forehead after playing basketball with friends at the Sidney pool at 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Spradlin is the son of Shelly Swiger and Jeremy Swiger.


“But, there’s a time for everything and this was the right time. I was presented with a great opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” he said last week. “It’s been an honor to have been a part of the Sidney community and its organizations,” he said. “I feel God has blessed me in providing so many opportunities here in Sidney.” Asked what he considers the most challenging (and most memorable) of his years as the city’s second helmsSee JUDY/Page 3

Relay team plans ice cream social The eighth annual Fourth of July Ice Cream Social is slated for July 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. behind Sidney High School. The event is organized by the Relay For Life team from the First Church of God on Campbell Road. “Each year we try to add more activities for families to enjoy before the fireworks,” said Deb Kaufman, the First Church of God Relay For Life event chairwoman. “Eight years ago, hoping to fill that need while raising funds for the American Cancer Society’s local programs and research, we tried our first ice cream social

and had great success. Each year, we add a few more activities and this

year is no exception. This year, we are adding a jump house for the kids to enjoy, along with more games for the kids and adults. We are looking forward to our eighth year of providing some extra Fourth of July fun to local residents.” A corn hole tournament will begin at 6 p.m. There is a $20 entry fee per team, which is due at registration. Cash prizes will be awarded. For information regarding the tournament, call Tabetha at 7266351. The ice cream social will be behind

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Assistant City Manager Tom Judy, a city staff member since 1998, is leaving Sidney at month’s end to become executive director of the Miami Valley Risk Management Association. “I’ll miss Sidney,” he told a reporter. “It was an easy decision to accept the new challenge, but it’s difficult to leave behind a city and staff people I care about. There have been so many good relationships which I hope will be lasting.

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Sidney High School, in an area bounded by the tennis courts, Sidney Middle School, and the fairgrounds race track. This area is in sight of where the fireworks will be launched. Attendees should take lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the entertainment, the food and the fireworks. “Come out early, claim your spot, have some fun and help us fight cancer,” Kaufman said. Additional activities include a car cruise-in hosted by A Family Affair Relay team. The cruise-in will be in a roped off area behind Sidney High School. The First Church of God Relay team will conduct the Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker contest. The little See SOCIAL/Page 3


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MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Thursday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller fined Mark A. Schoen, 38, of Burkettsville, $250 and costs and sentenced him to 10 days in jail on a driving while under the influence that was charge amended to being in physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. Jail may be reconsidered if he completes an alcohol intervention program and pays fines and costs in full. Charges of failing an alcohol blood test and failure to control were dismissed at the request of the law director. • Passing bad check charges against Leonard R. Steffes, 68, of Springfield were dismissed by the state since he is deceased. Civil cases Barclays Bank Delaware, Columbus, v. Patrick G. Kiernan Jr., 18389 Roettger Road, Botkins, $2,956.01. Village of Anna, vs. John G. Wick, 1022 Van Arden Drive, Vandalia, $1,620.32. Village of Anna v. Gary D. Van Fleet, 1420 White Oak Drive, St. Marys, $636.13. Village of Anna v. Nicole L. Vondenhuevel, 3581 W. Russell Road, $975.79. Village of Anna v. Eric Coverstone, 206 Meadowview, Anna, $911.24. Dickenson Financial LLC, Columbus, v. Nicole R. Harris, 1151 Riverbend Boulevard, $1,436.67. GE Capital Retail Bank, Draper, Utah, v. Steven Akers, 108 Hill St., $1,242.79. First Union Acceptance LLC, Birmingham, Mich., v. James Thompson Jr., 8870 TawawaMaplewood Road, Maplewood, $1,741.57. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Heather M. Ludwig, 18308 Wells Road, Anna, $4,750.30. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Elizabeth B. Lambdin, 503 S. Main Ave., $1,208.34. Village of Anna v. Scott D. Logan, 303 E. Main St., Anna, $5,605.37. Village of Anna v. Chris and Tammy Saunders, 317 Park St., $1,981.12. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Randy and Jacklyn Kidder, 629 E. College St., Jackson Center, $2,244. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Shane and Jill Maxwell, 231 Vine St., Bradford, $1,482.90. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jason and Karen Medders, 277 Rangeline Road, Russia, $1,146.59. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Matthew and Tara Pellman, 2805 Wapakoneta Ave., $1,350. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Craig and Stephanie Voskuhl, 614 Boal Ave., Piqua, $1,198.10.

Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Anthony and Stacy Phelps, 523 Fourth Ave., $4,091.41. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Christopher and Tiffany Beaver, 209 S. Pomeroy Ave., $2,916.21. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Howard and Amy Hamby, 10825 N. Hetzler Road, Piqua, $,518.94. Capital One Bank (USA), Columbus, v. Aaron J. Leach, 324 Buckeye Ave., $1,962.52. Dismissals Capital One Bank (USA), Columbus, v. LeRoy Coffield, 2986 Lisa Drive. Dismissed with prejudice by plaintiff. Imaging Consultants of Findlay v. Kevin and Angela Hudgins-Foy, 660 W. Parkwood St. Dismissed at request of plaintiff. Asset Acquisition Group LLC, Aurora, Colo., v. Travis W. Wise, 1011 Broadway Ave. and Amanda Martz, 1200 E. Lockington Road. Dismissed with prejudice with costs to plaintiff. Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, Calif., v. Nancy Bruns, aka. Nancy Meyer, 5520 Wells Road, Minster. Judgment has been satisfied. Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, Calif., v. Elizabeth Wimer, 503 S. Highland Ave. Judgment has been satisfied. Mid Ohio Acceptance Corp., Troy, v. James Darby, 833 S. Walnut Ave. dismissed with prejudice by plaintiff.


Police log WEDNESDAY -11:55 p.m.: theft. Sidney police took a report on the theft of a truck from Matthew McKenzie, of Sidney. The truck is a 2007 black Chevy with Premier Contractor stickers on the back and sides. -4:43 p.m.: theft. Police responded to the Sidney Walmart, 2400 Michigan St., and arrested Marc Dilworth, of Troy, for the theft of $932 worth of merchandise.

Fire, rescue THURSDAY -10:03 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to the 100 block of South Pomeroy Avenue on a medical call. -8:26 a.m: medical. Medics responded to the 600 block of Mohican Court on a medical call. -8:06 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1500 block of East Court street on a medical call. -2:01 a.m.: injury. Medics were dispatched to a report of an injury in the 2400 block of Industrial Drive.

WEDNESDAY -7:02 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 600 block of Fourth Avenue on a medical call. -6:31 p.m.: alarm. Firefighters were dispatched to 915 Michigan St. on a report of a fire alarm. It was a false alarm. -6:28 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1200 block of Morris Avenue on a medical call. -4:55 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 900 block of North Vandemark Road on a medical call. -2:02 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 100 block of South Ohio Avenue on a medical call. -11:47 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 400 block of South West Avenue on a medical call. -11:09 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1200 block of Morris Avenue on a medical call. -10:03 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 100 block of Court Street on a medical call. -7:06 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1100 block of Apple Blossom Court on a medical call.

Cause of fire ruled unknown BY JENNIFER the estimated damage BUMGARNER is $350,000 to $400,000. According to Blankenship, there were some The cause of a fire steel silos that suffered which destroyed two a lot of heat damage but barns and caused signif- it isn’t known if the icant damage to a milk- silos will need to be reing parlor has been placed. ruled as unknown. The Red Cross was on The fire started the scene to provide rearound 4:16 a.m. on freshments to the crews Wednesday at Huel- and according to skamp and Sons Farm, Blankenship the amount 16741 Dingman-Slagle of crews that responded Road. According to Port helped allow firefighters Jefferson Assistant to rest and regroup as Chief Greg Blankenship, they battled the blaze. the area where the fire Port Jefferson Fire, started was destroyed. Anna Fire, Jackson Cen“The cause is listed as ter Fire, Lockington Fire, unknown/undetermined Maplewood Fire, Quincy due to the situation,” Fire, Rosewood Fire and Blankenship. Sidney Fire all resaid ”There’s nothing left to sponded to the scene. investigate where the Perry-Port-Salem and fire started.” Sidney medics also reWhile the damage is sponded to provide assisstill being determined, tance.

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A Sidney police officer was injured in a two-vehicle crash on Tuesday. The crash happened at 7:11 p.m. at the intersection of Michigan Street and Second Avenue. Officer Kevin Macke, of Shelby County, THURSDAY was eastbound on Michi-9:03 a.m.: larceny. Botkins police responded to gan Street when a vehi504 Jackson St. on a report of a larceny. cle driven by Thomas J. WEDNESDAY Boecker, 64, 1681 West-8:25 p.m.: larceny. Anna police responded to lake Drive, pulled away 204 N. Pike St. on a report of a larceny. from the stop sign on



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BOTKINS — Marie T. Behr, 89, of Botkins, died at 2:05 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012. Arrangements are incomplete at the Long and Folk Chapel, 13 S. Blackhoof St., of Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.

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Attempts to get reponses from area physicians were unsuccessful. In calls to eight physicians in family practices throughout the county, either the doctors refused to comment or calls were not returned. Tom Boecker, president and CEO of Wilson Hospital, Memorial thinks the November elections will have a bigger impact than today’s court action. important “This Supreme Court ruling provides some clarity and allows current


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Local reaction to today’s Supreme Court ruling on Obama’s health care plan w a s mostly a guarded “wait and see.” “Honestly, from Barker what I’ve read, it’s so complex, I really don’t know the impact it’s going to have, especially on our agency,” said Tom Bey, director of the Shelby County Department of Job and Family Services. “It’s not only going to be the details in the law, but how people at HHS (the office of Health and Human Services) interpret those details.”





The Shelby County Commissioners approved various items during Tuesday’s meeting. The commissioners: • Approved a resolution for the transfer of $5,000 from drugs and supplies to contract services for the county’s Animal Shelter. •Appropriated $96,665.40 into various codes for Juvenile Court’s care and custody fund for the fiscal year beginning July 1. • Appropriated $35,4232 into various codes for Common Pleas Court’s Community Corrections Grant fund beginning July 1. • Approved a resolution for reimbursement of $967 from the CHIPCDBG fund to the Home Revolving Loan Fund for Regional Planning. • Approved a resoluappropriating tion $15,000 into various codes for Juvenile Court’s Federal Title IV-E Program fund.

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judge, during a hearing. The judge suffered minor injuries. Hegemann said that was the only other assault that he knows of in a local courtroom. Hegemann also credits the Sidney Municipal Court staff for their assistance, especially assistant prosecutor Jeff Beigel. Beigel was sitting at the table next to Hegemann when the incident started. “Jeff Beigel with the prosecutor’s office responded immediately,” said Hegemann. “Everyone came to my immediate aid, but Beigel was there first. He was the one who pulled Russell away by pulling him into a bear hug.” After Beigel pulled Russell away, other Municipal Court staff members helped to subdue Russell. Russell will face the judge again this morning for his charges which stemmed from a Tuesday morning incident at his residence. That incident reportedly began as a domestic dispute about 1 a.m. with his live-in girlfriend, who escaped the situation early and was not involved in the standoff. Russell was reportedly armed with a knife and throwing household goods out of the windows and down the stairs. There is no word yet on what new charges Russell will face from the incident on Wednesday. It is also not known who will represent him since Hegemann has a conflict of interest in this case.

From Page 1 In addition to frozen custard provided by Culver’s, there will be a menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and a variety of soft drinks and water available for sale. The relay team will also sell glow necklaces. All proceeds from the ice cream social will support the American Cancer Society Shelby County Relay For Life event. In case of inclement weather, the ice cream social will follow the fireworks schedule. For information on any event, call 497-1353.

healthcare reform efforts to move forward,” he said. “This Supreme Court ruling will provide 1 million uninsured Ohioans better access to essential care. While there are many provisions of the healthcare law that need further debate and refinement, it is appropriate that such refinement be conducted by future legislative action. In the long term, the upcoming November elections will be much more important than the recent Supreme Court ruling in defining future healthcare in the United States.” Insurance agents, too, don’t have a clear picture of the ramifications of the ruling. “People will have to read it in full,” said Denny Barker of Barker Insurance. “(TV newspeople) are commenting on the first four pages, but it’s 30 or 40 pages long. Insurance companies are sitting back, waiting.” He acknowledged that the industry could benefit from people’s needing to acquire health insurance, but he fears that businesses will drop the coverage they carry for their employees and opt to pay a fine instead. There may be an increase in health insurance quotes by agents, he

noted, “but we don’t know if the government will do that” rather than private agencies. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Urbana), who represents Shelby County, responded along party lines. “The Court’s decision is disappointing. There are now no limits to the reach of the federal government,” he said in a prepared statement. “The President told us the individual mandate was not a tax. Now the Supreme Court says it is. Either way, ObamaCare must be repealed. It puts Washington in charge and devours trillions of taxpayer dollars without making a dent in the cost of health care. “We should repeal and restart. This will allow us to start over, taking the time to get health care reform right with simple, commonsense reforms and strong public support.” While politicians posture and point fingers at one another, local authorities are approaching the controversial measure by saying, “It’s too soon to tell.” “I don’t know how it will affect us,” Barker said. Bey agreed. “Right now, for us here, it’s wait and see.”

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CITY OF Sidney Assistant Manager Tom Judy smiles as he listens to colleagues’ jokes during his farewell party at the municipal building Thursday.

JUDY man, Judy thought a moment, then replied: “I’m most pleased with how we’ve been able, as a staff, to weather the ongoing financial climate and still minimize its impact on citizens.” Judy has been Sidney’s Miami Valley Risk Management’s representative since 1998 and served as its president in 2003. The organization represents 20 Dayton area municipalities banded together for liability insurance and other risk management activities. He begins his new job July 23 after several weeks vacation with family. A native of Champaign County and a Graham High School graduate, Judy began his days in Sidney as finance officer, succeeding Mike Puckett who became city manager. At the time he said he was drawn to Sidney because he liked the community and the professionalism of its city staff. Before coming to Sidney, he worked as a city

From Page 1 of Urbana accountant while attending Urbana University and as chief financial officer for the Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield. He’s a CPA and has a master’s degree in business administration from Wright State University. He has been Sidney’s assistant city manager since 2006, also serving as interim city manager from July last year through Feburary 2012 and frequently during any absence of the city manager. Judy says he doesn’t really have hobbies. “I like to read history, and love to travel. We’ve gone to Central America on mission trips with our church, Sidney First Church of the Nazarene. He and his wife Melissa have two adult sons and reside in Green Township. City council and senior staff members honored Judy Thursday with lunch at noon and presentation of both traditional and “gag” farewell gifts.


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Political battle over health care looms BY JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul aimed at uninsured people also ensures that Republicans will highlight their continued opposition for the fall campaign in the pivotal state of Ohio. The state’s former Democratic governor said Thursday that the Republican opponents risk alienating Americans who will benefit from the changes. Ted Strickland, an Obama campaign co-chairman, also called on his Republican successor’s administration to get moving on a state health care exchange. Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said they were analyzing a court ruling they found disappointing and were concerned about dramat-

ically higher costs it could mean in the state for Medicaid and other coverage. She said she and Kasich think the “best solution for Ohio” is for Obama to be replaced by Republican Mitt Romney and the health care law be repealed. “This matter will now be fought out in the political arena, again,” said Attorney General Mike DeWine, also a Republican. “It makes this issue the pre-eminent issue of the presidential campaign. … People will have the ability this fall to do what the United States Supreme Court would not do today, and that is to repeal Obamacare.” The race between Obama and Romney is expected to be close in Ohio, a swing state likely to be crucial to Romney’s chances of winning the general election. Republican Sen. Rob Portman said that Ohio voters have already expressed their opposition to the

law and that health care is “one of the issues that will help decide the election in Ohio, and therefore around the country.” Ohioans voted heavily against the overhaul’s mandated coverage in a largely symbolic referendum last year, and statewide polls this year continue to indicate most Ohioans are opposed to the health care law. “It gives Romney a target if Ohioans continue to not like the health care law,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Brown said the decision was a boost to Obama’s reelection campaign because it allowed his signature legislation to stand. He said some Ohioans might now think the law is acceptable since it has been to the Supreme Court, but it’s too soon to tell. “Over the next four months, the question is can Romney

essentially make lemonade out of lemons,” Brown said in an interview. “And that’s really the unknown question.” Former Gov. Strickland said Republicans are focusing on opposing Obama instead of the issues of 30 million uninsured Americans — some 1.5 million in Ohio — and sick people with pre-existing conditions. “These people puzzle me,” Strickland told The Associated Press. “They keep talking about repealing and replacing, but they’re not talking much about the replacing part. … They have no answers.” DeWine said the state will continue to be part of a lawsuit disputing the health care law on the grounds it compels people to violate their religious principles, and U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, pledged to work for its repeal. Taylor, who serves as state insurance director, has fre-

quently criticized the overhaul, while saying the state needed more information for the federal government on the exchange plans. “I think we find ourselves well behind most other states,” Strickland said. “So she needs to stop talking and go to work and pull together the kind of efforts that’s going to be necessary to get these exchanges up and running.” Taylor said Ohio’s leadership doesn’t see an advantage to a state-run exchange program, nor where needed funding for exchange costs and for additional coverages — such as $369 million more in state matching funds for Medicaid in 2014 — will come from. “We are concerned that this will cripple the recovery in Ohio,” Taylor told reporters. She also said higher state costs could lead to cuts in state Medicaid services. She said the state is still studying other implications of the ruling.

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A THE thermometer on the sign at Cincinnati Federal Savings and Loan on Glenway Avenue at Sunset Avenue on the East and West Price Hill line reads 101 degrees, in Cincinnati Thursday. Nate Mackey holds a towel and a cup of water as he crosses Sunset Avenue.

Ohio to see fire, health risks with heat CINCINNATI (AP) — A heat wave rolling across Ohio sent temperatures and irritability soaring Thursday, promising a scorching start to the July Fourth holiday weekend and an end to the relief provided by cool nights the past few weeks. Nicole Lewis could feel the effects of the increasing humidity as she waited for a bus in downtown Cincinnati, where the temperature was expected to hit 100 or higher. “I’m already feeling fussy and cranky,” Lewis said, while fanning with a brochure in the 95-degree heat. “Even though the temperatures weren’t bad this morning, I could feel more humidity as I walked out the door.” The lack of humidity over the past few weeks and the drier ground allowed many areas to cool off at night “like deserts,” said Seth Binau, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Wilmington office in southwest Ohio. But on Thursday excessive-heat warnings and heat advisories were in effect throughout the state, with forecasts calling for temperatures of 100 degrees or higher in areas including Cincinnati and Dayton. The thermometer was expected to approach 100 degrees in Columbus and Toledo, and cooling centers were designated in

many parts of the state to help those Ohioans needing to escape the heat. State health officials urged people not to spend too much time outdoors and to stay hydrated to avoid heat-related illness over the next several days. Lewis, dressed in shorts and a sleeveless shirt, said she wished she was home in her apartment complex’s pool instead of heading to an orientation for her janitorial job. “When it starts to get like this, I try not to go out in the day if I can avoid it, but I didn’t have a choice,” said Lewis, who lives in nearby Batavia. “I’m already hot and sweaty.” Landscapers and mowing crews got an early start on Thursday to beat the afternoon heat. Tom Curdes, owner of Barron’s Lawn Service in suburban Toledo, said his employees pushed to get more yards done earlier in the week. He also sent out an extra mowing crew on Thursday so his workers would be done early. “We’re just trying to be as safe as possible,” he said. The high temperatures combined with increased winds and still relatively low humidity levels in other parts of Ohio led the weather service to issue warnings of a high fire danger from noon into Thursday night, especially in the northwest area.

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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Saturday, June 30, the 182nd day of 2012. There are 184 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 30, 1912, Canada’s deadliest tornado on record occurred as a lateafternoon cyclone struck Regina, the provincial capital of Saskatchewan, killing 28 people and destroying or damaging 500 buildings. On this date: ■ In 1859, French acrobat Charles Blondin walked back and forth on a tightrope above the gorge of Niagara Falls as thousands of spectators watched. ■ In 1860, the famous Oxford University Museum debate on Darwin’s theory of evolution took place as Anglican Bishop Samuel Wilberforce led his side in denouncing the concept, while biologist T.H. Huxley defended it. ■ In 1908, the Tunguska Event took place in Russia as an asteroid exploded above Siberia, leaving 800 square miles of scorched or blown-down trees. ■ In 1921, President Warren G. Harding nominated former President William Howard Taft to be chief justice of the United States, succeeding the late Edward Douglass White. ■ In 1934, Adolf Hitler carried out his “blood purge” of political and military rivals in Germany in what came to be known as “The Night of the Long Knives.” ■ In 1936, the epic Civil War novel “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell was first published by The Macmillan Co. in New York. ■ In 1952, “The Guiding Light,” a popular radio program, began a 57-year television run on CBS. ■ In 1958, the U.S. Senate passed the Alaska statehood bill by a vote of 64-20. ■ In 1963, Pope Paul VI was crowned the 262nd head of the Roman Catholic Church. ■ In 1972, for the first time, a leap-second was added to Coordinated Universal Time to account for the slowing rotation of the Earth. ■ In 1982, the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution expired, having failed to receive the required number of ratifications for its adoption, despite having its seven-year deadline extended by three years. ■ In 1985, 39 American hostages from a hijacked TWA jetliner were freed in Beirut after being held 17 days. Ten years ago: Leonard Gregg, a part-time firefighter, was charged with starting one of the two wildfires that merged into a monstrous blaze in eastern Arizona. (Gregg later pleaded guilty and was sentenced in 2004 to 10 years in federal prison; he was released in June 2011.)


Slingshot hits camera ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a man has been charged with assault for using a slingshot to fire glass marbles at a speed camera van. Authorities say Bruce Lawrence May of Ellicott City was arrested Tuesday. The 50-year-old Lawrence was also charged with destruction of property and reckless endangerment. He was released on $3,000 bond. Howard County police say that at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, the van was near Manor Woods Elementary School when the operator heard something hit the side of the vehicle. The operator saw a minivan pass and saw the driver with a slingshot fire another projectile at the speed camera van. Police say that May had received two speed camera violations recently.

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Turkey fortifies Syrian border BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey deployed anti-aircraft guns, rocket launchers and other weapons along its border with Syria on Thursday, a military buildup that came as world powers showed new urgency to resolve the crisis before it ignites the region. A bomb exploded in central Damascus near a busy market and the country’s main justice complex, wounding at least three people, damaging cars in a parking lot and sending a black cloud rising above the Syrian capital. It was not clear who was behind the bombing. Much of the violence that has gripped Syria since the uprising began in March 2011 has been sanctioned by the

government of President Bashar Assad to crush dissent. Activists say more than 14,000 people have been killed. But rebel fighters are launching increasingly deadly attacks on regime targets, and several massive suicide attacks this year suggest alQaida or other extremists are joining the fray. Assad told Iranian state TV Thursday that his country still supports him, and he warned that any intervention in Syria will cause a “domino” effect in the region. He has given similar warnings before, saying the entire Middle East will go up in flames if others meddle in his country. Turkey, a former ally of

Syria, has become one of the strongest critics of the Assad regime, and tensions between the two countries spiked following the downing of a Turkish military plane last week. A small convoy of Turkish military trucks towing antiaircraft guns entered a military outpost in the border village of Guvecci, which faces a Syrian military outpost, according to TRT television video. Several anti-aircraft guns also have been deployed elsewhere along the border. Some trucks were seen carrying self-propelled multiple rocket launchers, the video showed. Ties between Turkey and Syria have not been this low since the late 1990s, when the

neighbors almost went to war. Tensions ran high in the 1980s and 1990s as Turkey developed military ties with Israel and Syria sheltered Turkish Kurd guerrilla leader Abdullah Ocalan. Now, Turkey is hosting civilian opposition groups as well as hundreds of military defectors who are affiliated with the rebel Free Syrian Army. Syria insists the Turkish military plane it shot down on June 22 had violated its airspace. Turkey says the jet had unintentionally strayed into Syria’s airspace and was inside international airspace when it was brought down over the Mediterranean by Syria.

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A MEMBER of the Rock Creek Rural Fire Protection District fights a fire near the Hidden Lakes subdivision on Wednesday in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Fire destroys 346 homes COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A raging Colorado wildfire that forced tens of thousands to flee destroyed an estimated 346 homes this week, making it the most destructive fire in the state’s history, officials said. From above, the destruction becomes painfully clear: Rows and rows of houses were reduced to smoldering ashes even as some homes just feet away survived largely intact. On one street, all but three houses had burned to their foundations, said Ryan Schneider, whose home is still standing in a neighborhood where 51 others were destroyed. “I was real happy at first. My wife was happy,” he said. “The emotion of seeing the other homes, though, was instant sadness.” While the aerial photos showed the scope of one of the worst fires to hit the American West in decades, they did little to help ease the concerns of many residents who still did not know the fate of homes. Amid the devastation in the foothills of Colorado Springs, there were hopeful signs. Flames advancing on the U.S. Air Force Academy were stopped and cooler conditions could help slow the fire. Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach said

the 346 estimate could change. A fire in northern Colorado, which is still burning, destroyed 257 homes and until Thursday was the most destructive in state history. For now, Bach said, the news of the destruction would make it very difficult for the city about 60 miles south of Denver. “This is going to be a tough evening, but we’re going to get through it,” Bach said. “This community is going to surround them with love and encouragement … We will move forward as a community.” More than 30,000 people frantically packed up belongings Tuesday night as the flames swept through their neighborhoods. While there’s no indication yet the blaze claimed any lives, fire officials said they would search each home looking for possible remains. Community officials were planning to begin the process of notifying residents Thursday that their homes were destroyed. For many residents, the official notification was a formality. Residents recognize their street on aerial pictures and carefully scrutinize the images to determine the damage. Photos and video from The Associated Press and the Denver Post showed widespread damage.

LAW expansion of the nation’s social safety net in more than 45 years, including the hotly debated core requirement that nearly everyone have health insurance or pay a penalty. The aim is to extend coverage to more than 30 million people who now are uninsured The decision meant the huge overhaul, still taking effect, could proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, with an impact on the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ruling handed Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in approving the plan. However, Republicans quickly indicated they would try to use the decision against him. At the White House, Obama declared, “Whatever the politics, today’s decision was a victory for people all over this country.” Blocks away, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney renewed his criticism of the overhaul, calling it “bad law” and promising to work to repeal it if elected in November.

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Grinning and waving, 14 women who survived the horrors of World War II paraded Thursday in an unusual pageant, vying for the honor of being crowned Israel’s first “Miss Holocaust Survivor.” Billed by organizers as a celebration of life, the event also stirred controversy. In a country where millions have been touched by the Holocaust, many argued that judging aging women who had suffered so much on physical appearance was inappropriate, and even offensive. “It sounds totally macabre to me,” said Colette Avital, chairwoman of Israel’s leading Holocaust survivors’ umbrella group. “I am in favor of enriching lives, but a onetime pageant masquerading (survivors) with beautiful clothes is not what is going to make their lives more meaningful.” Pageant organizer Shimon Sabag rejected the criticism, saying the winners were chosen based on their personal stories of survival and rebuilding their lives after the war, and physical beauty was only a tiny part of the competition. “They feel good together. They are having a good time and laughing in the rehearsals,” said Sabag, director of Yad Ezer L’Haver, or Helping Hand, which assists needy Holocaust survivors and organized the pageant. “The fact that so many wanted to participate proves that it’s a good idea.” Nearly 300 women from across Israel registered for the competition and contestants were whittled down to the 14 finalists who appeared Thursday.

From Page 1 Demonstrators for and against the law crowded the grounds outside the Supreme Court Building on Capitol Hill as Roberts, sitting at the center of the nine black-robed justices inside, announced the decision to a packed courtroom. Breaking with the other conservative justices, Roberts wrote the judgment that allows the law to go forward. He explained at length the court’s view of the insurance mandate as a valid exercise of Congress’ authority to “lay and collect taxes.” The administration estimates that roughly 4 million people will pay the penalty rather than buy insurance. Roberts, appointed by Republican President George W. Bush, opposed by young Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and much-criticized by Democrats in recent years, sided with his court’s liberals on a major case for the second time this week as the justices concluded their 2011-12 term. On Monday, he had voted to invalidate parts of Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants. In the health care case, Con-

gress had referred to a penalty, not a tax, on people who don’t obtain insurance. But Roberts said the court would not get hung up on labels. Among other indications it is a tax, Roberts said, “the payment is collected solely by the IRS through the normal means of taxation.” “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness,” Roberts said. Many Republicans oppose the law, arguing that it marks a government takeover of health care at the same time it curtails Medicare spending and raises taxes. They also point to studies that predict private employers will be forced to reduce or eliminate coverage and that the legislation will wind up costing far more than estimated, raising federal deficits as a result. Stocks of hospital companies rose and some insurance companies fell after the ruling. The decision should help hospitals by adding millions of people to the rolls of the insured, expanding the pool of health care consumers. But by

the same reasoning, insurance companies will also gain millions of premium-paying customers. The court found problems with the law’s expansion of Medicaid, but even there it said the expansion could proceed as long as the federal government does not threaten to withhold states’ entire Medicaid allotment if they don’t take part. Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor joined Roberts in the outcome. Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented. Kennedy summarized the dissent in the courtroom. “In our view, the act before us is invalid in its entirety,” he said. The dissenters said in a joint statement that the law “exceeds federal power both in mandating the purchase of health insurance and in denying non-consenting states all Medicaid funding.” The justices rejected two of the administration’s three arguments in support of the insurance requirement.


Friday, June 29, 2012

This Evening • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12step 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 • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge hosts a recycling event at the Sidney Transfer Station from 8 a.m. to noon. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Lockington, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Pasco, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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 Rifle Shoot at 7988 JohnstonSlagle Road beginning at 1 p.m. Program — one round at five different targets, pays three places. Points awarded to members for end-of-the-year trophy. Open to the public.

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

Monday Morning • The Tween Lunch Club for children who have completed grades 4-6 will meet at the New Bremen Public Library for a picnic lunch, craft and talk about books.

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 • Minster Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Minster Historical Society Museum, 112 Fourth St., Minster. • 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. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Russell Road. • Anna Civic Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Anna Library. New members with new ideas always are welcome.

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.


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Bedroom painting’s done We managed were also to get the paintburned in the ing all done upfire. We gave stairs. We moved those to them up the furniture for their birthfor two of the days last year. bedrooms on We gave them Saturday. The before their in floor was laid in birthdays Amish daughters July so we Susan and Vercould take them Cook ena’s bedroom Lovina Eicher on our trip to and Elizabeth’s Florida. So room is all redone. Susan much easier for everyone and Verena’s bedroom to have their luggage still needs more shelves separate. We are very put up in the closest. fortunate, though, to still Their room also needs have a house. Before closet doors and trim, moving some of the but for now, we will call things upstairs, we are it good enough. Joe starting to clean items wants to get the floors that were in the girls’ laid in the other two bed- closets before moving rooms and then they can them back upstairs. Our move up, as well. hands really get black Jacob and Emma and from cleaning the smoke family and the girls’ spe- off of some things. Every cial friends have been box, etc., has to be assisting us with our cleaned. work. The children made Next week, Joe will a lot of trips up and have a week off from the down carrying smaller factory. It will be nice to things while the men have a week without a handled furniture. I schedule. Joe would like need to find a few more to camp and do a lot of dressers for the boys, as fishing on his week off. they need more room for He said if he stays home, their clothes. We are he just thinks he has to gradually getting these stay busy working on the things replaced. Also we house. This past weekappreciate all the things end, a friend offered us that were donated to us. to use her cabin by the And a big thank you for lake and we decided we the help from readers. would go. We all will be There are some things glad to get away for the boys had that we awhile. The children are don’t think about until most excited about being we need them. Benjamin able to go swimming and Joseph just remem- every day. We will probabered yesterday their bly also set up a tent for luggage bags on wheels whoever wants to sleep

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Girl Scouts enjoy camp, seek volunteers There were 80 girls, 5-18, who parGirl Scouts, Brownies and Daisies gathered this week for five sessions of ticipated in games, crafts, sports, and day camp at the Shelby County Fair- cultural activities. They included Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadets, grounds. Ambassadors and Seniors. The girls discussed manners, first aid and healthy eating habits; made birdfeeders, recycling containers, friendship bracelets and welcome mats; did barrel painting and much more. They enjoyed presentations by SunHarvest Farms and the Sidney Fire Department. The camp began Monday and ends today.

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ABIGAIL RAGAN, 8, practices her Zumba moves during Girl Scouts Day Camp. She is the daughter of Don Ragan, of Tipp City, and Kerry Kaiser, of Sidney.

YMCA approves boiler During their recent meeting, the trustees of the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA approved a bid to replace the boiler system in the YMCA building. The building will close Aug. 19-31 for annual maintenance, which will include that replacement. In other business, the board heard from Community Partners Campaign Chairman Jerry Vanderhorst that the campaign has reached percent of its 74 fundraising goal and that the 28th annual Golf for Kids event was a success. Associate Executive Director Sam Casalano reported that Splash, the water safety week program, had 480 participants. The board will retreat for a planning session July 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the YMCA. Trustees were reminded of the following additional upcoming dates: a YMCA Foundation board meeting July 25 at 4:30 p.m., a 5K/10K run and youth 1mile fun run Sept. 8 beginning and ending at the courthouse square.


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JENNA ALLEN, 10, launches a balloon during the Girl Scouts Day Camp at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Wednesday. Jenna is the daughter of Tina and Robert Allen, of Sidney. fall membership campaign volunteer or a troop leader for Girl Scouts, visit or call (800) 962-7753. Interested individuals must complete an application, background check and references.


BORCHERS CHICAGO, Ill. — Jake and Heather Borchers, of Chicago, have announced the birth of a son, Chase Thomas Borchers, born March 29, 2012, at 12:57 a.m. in the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Alan and Sandy Heitkamp, of Maria Stein. His paternal grandparents are Don and Treva Borchers, of Russia. His great-grandparents are Norma Puthoff, of Fort Loramie, and Elfrieda Borchers, of Russia. His mother is the former Heather Heitkamp, of Maria Stein. WILT DOVER, Del. — Derek and Staci Wilt, of Dover, Del., have announced the birth of a daughter, Mya Marie Wilt, born May 31, 2012, at 8:19 p.m. in the Kent General Hospital in Dover. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Her maternal grandparents are Ron and Shirley Finkenbine, of Anna. Her paternal grandparents are Ginny Wilt, of Anna, and the late Bob Wilt. Her greatgrandparents are Joan

Finkenbine and Wayne and Beverly Wilt, all of Anna. Her mother is the former Staci Finkenbine, of Anna. KUNKLER FORT RECOVERY — Timothy and Dianna Kunkler, of Fort Recovery, have announced the birth of a son, John Joseph Kunkler, born June 15, 2012, at 1:21 p.m. in the Mercer Health Center, in Coldwater. He weighed 10 pounds, 1/2 ounce, and was 20 inches long. He was welcomed by his sisters, Michelle, 14, and Kate, 9, and his brothers, David, 12, Michael, 4, and Daniel 1. His maternal grandparents are Tony and Donna Gehret, of Versailles. His paternal grandparents are Henry and Ruth Kunkler, of Burkettsville. His mother is the former Dianna Gehret, of Versailles. ALTHAUSER ANNA — Kristian and Heather Althauser, of Anna, have announced the birth of a son, Braxton Ezra, born June 9, 2012, at 2:32 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He weighed 8 pounds,

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6 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sisters, Bailey, 10, and Bethany, 8. His maternal grandparents are Rick and Joyce Ike, of Jackson Center. His paternal grandparents are Michael and Susan Althauser, of Anna. His great-grandmother is Eileen Kempfer, of Botkins. His mother is the former Heather Ike, of Jackson Center. BRUMBAUGH HUBER HEIGHTS — Kyle and Nicole Brumbaugh, of Huber Heights, have announced the birth of a daughter, Emma Rose, born June 8, 2012, at 4:48 a.m. in the Kettering Medical Center in Kettering. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. She was welcomed home by her sister, Olivia, 2. Her maternal grandparents are Bill and Sharon Kerber, of Sidney. Her paternal grandparents are Ted and Rhonda Brumbaugh, of Covington. Her great-grandmother is Rita Brumbaugh, of Covington. Her mother is the former Nicole Kerber, of Sidney.

In 2012, Girl Scouting is celebrating its 100th anniversary. In partnership with 14,000 adult volunteers, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio serves nearly 50,000 girl members in 32 counties throughout western Ohio and southeastern Indiana.

McNeilan earns MD COLUMBUS — Ryan J. McNeilan, formerly of V e r sailles, has gradu a t e d c u m l a u d e from the O h i o S t a t e UniverMcNeilan sity College of Medicine. The hooding ceremony was June 7. He earned honor cords for participating in the Landacre Research Honor Society. Prior to his graduation, a research article he co-authored was accepted for publication by the academic journal, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. McNeilan graduated from Versailles High School in 2004 and earned a Bachelor of Science in exercise science education from Ohio State University in 2008. In July, he will begin his five-year residency at Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University, specializing in orthopaedic surgery. He and his wife, the former Liz McClurg, of Versailles, reside in Columbus.

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grocery stores. Disposable foam or silicone earplugs are an inexpensive practical solution because they provide hearing protection while still allowing users to hear conversation. The BHI recommends placing the earplugs in securely at the beginning of the fireworks display and leaving them in place for the entire show. Children in particular are at high risk for noise-induced hearing damage so parents should take precautions to make sure that little ears are well protected while enjoying the fireworks. “Noise exposure is

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Shelby County residents can compete to see if they cut the mustard – and ketchup – during a hot dog-eating contest Wednesday. In the spirit of the annual contest held on Coney Island every Independence Day, the Relay For Life team from First Church of God in Sidney is staging its own battle of the bun. The contest is planned in conjunction with the team’s annual Fourth of July extravaganza behind Sidney High School. Beginning at 7 p.m., contestants will have two minutes to snarf as many sausages as they can, and a wienie winner will be declared. The entry fee is $5, and all entrants, who must be 18 or older, must sign a waiver. The winner will receive half of the entry fees, a full stomach, and — let’s be frank – the coveted title of “Top Dog.” It will be a victory to relish. For information, e-mail, or call (314) 520-0193.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

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 Long-married couples offer marriage advice Your hometown newspaper since 1891 marital battles June is the are not about traditional winning or losmonth for wedCongress shall make no law respecting an establishment of dings. Beautiful ing. “There’s no religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridg- brides in flowing score board in a ing the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the white gowns marriage,” he people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the governsaid. His advice and handsome ment for a redress of grievances. to couples startgrooms in black ing out is to tuxedos promise The road take accountato be together, bility for their “Until death do less actions by recogus part.” Sadly, if traveled nizing, “What we look at the Christina Ryan part of this disgrim statistics, Claypool agreement am I many of these responsible for, marriages are “Amazing,” words as he and what can I do to see Dud said out at shook his head destined for divorce it doesn’t happen again?” courts. the corrals the in wonder. “Sometimes, we agree Defying the odds are other day. “My grandBill and I son’s like that,” Dave and Arlene Gates, to disagree,” Arlene adof Sidney, who will be cel- mitted. But don’t let a looked at him a Bill said. ebrating their 46th wed- disagreement cause you Home bit strangely, “Smart as a ding anniversary on July to imagine that, “We are because there whip. He’s only Country not suited for each other, were just two 7, you know. He 2, 2012. Arlene encourSlim Randles and I went for a ages others to begin their (or that) we can’t make horses in the this work,” she said. marriage with the concorral and neither one walk the other day to Rather know, “This too of them had been amaz- appreciate springtime. I viction, “that this is a will pass.” ing since Ronald Reaasked him what he was lifetime commitment.” gan moved to studying these days and Arguments ‘Same faith’ Washington. he said he knew all The retired teacher The couple spend time “What’s amazing, about birds. Told me he has heard people say in Florida each year, but Dud?” knew the name of every they never have arguwhen in Sidney, they at“Kids. What they’re bird in the forest. Every ments, but she believes tend the First Baptist doing today is just one. that, “In most relationChurch. “The same faith amazing, compared to “Well, I thought I’d ships there are disagree- is a real grounding in what we did as kids.” test him, so I pointed to ments. … When we sharing what’s important “Like those computer a grackle and said, ‘Tell disagree … we normally … you are accountable to game deals?” me the name of that keep the issue on the dis- God even if nobody else “No … not that. I bird right there.’ He agreement and don’t knows what’s going on,” mean … well you just looked at it carefully dredge up accusations said Mrs. Gates. take that nephew of and then brightened up. and hurtful things just In a long-term marmine … my sister’s boy. Then he said, ‘Why, for the sake of retaliatriage, Arlene mentioned He does five hours of Grandpa, that’s Fred. ing.” the importance of keephomework every night. Hi Fred ... how you Dave who is in his late ing the “romance and In high school. Did you doing?’” sixties, was also a love” alive.” The Gates ever do five hours of teacher, assistant princi- are also concerned about homework in high The writer is a vetpal and head football the lack of positive role school?” eran newspaperman coach both at Graham models for young people, “Sure,” I said, “but it and outdoorsman who and Sidney High schools. faulting today’s media took me the best part of is a registered outfitter As for disagreeing, he re- and celebrities for pora month.” and guide. He has writ- members the uncertainty traying a skewed picture “That’s what I mean. ten novels and nonficthat a difference of opin- of reality. These kids today are tion books based on ion can create early in a Mary Kathryn just smarter than we rural living and he has marriage. “When you’ve Mescher, of Fort Loramie, were and they work also been an awardbeen married awhile you would say her role modharder, and you know, winning columnist for have the benefit of look- els were her own family. they seem to know what the largest daily newsing back and saying, She and 74-year-old husthey want to do.” papers in Alaska and ‘We’ve been there beband, James, who is reDud whistled in apNew Mexico. He lives in fore.’” tired from Midmark preciation of his own Albuquerque. Dave stresses that Corp., celebrated their Frank Beeson/Regional Group Publisher Jeffrey J. Billiel/Editor and Publisher

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50th wedding anniversary on June 2. Although the 71-yearold wife never received any specific advice from her parents, their example of a 50-plus-year marriage was a living testimony. “We were just brought up when you got married you were married. You sort of follow in their footsteps … how they lived. My husband’s father and mother were married 65 years, and I guess that’s what we are shooting for,” she said.

‘Partnership’ “There’s a lot of difference now days between the kids and us. They have jobs and can make it on their own,” explained Mrs. Mescher. “We were home with our children. We quit working. We relied (on our spouses) to bring the money in. … It was a kind of partnership,” she explained of the cultural shift with women working outside the home. Her advice to couples just beginning their journey is, “It’s a lot of give and take.” For folks experiencing difficult times, “Hang in there, tomorrow’s going to be better,” encouraged the retired St. Michael Church employee. As for motivation, “You live for your kids and grandkids.” Sharing happenings about her children and grandchildren is one experience that Sue Britton misses greatly. “It’s lonely being alone. … There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t say, ‘Wait until Bill hears this,” said the 78-year-old widow. Sue and her late spouse, Bill Britton, were both battling can-

cer at the same time three years ago. The longtime Sidney resident survived her bout with ovarian cancer, but tragically Bill succumbed to lung cancer three years ago this past May. Married in 1955, the couple shared almost 55 wonderful years together. “My father always told me to marry a man who is good to his mother … and Bill was.” Sue is grateful she followed her dad’s wise advice.

‘Trust’ The couple raised three children together with Sue spending “90 percent of her married life as a housewife.” Her suggestion for a good marriage is to, “Just trust each other … in every way.” If there are “any reservations, don’t marry them,” she warned. Sue’s life seems full with family, friends and restored health. Yet the outgoing widow said, “I would give anything for just five more minutes” with her husband. “Because I just had so much to tell him that I never told him. It’s … companionship you miss the most.” In closing, if you have some things to tell someone you love, why not do it today. After all, they might not be here tomorrow to listen. The writer is an award-winning freelance journalist and Christian speaker. Check out her blog at g1/ or website at


Pool regs should be revised To the editor: You may have read that at the Sidney City Council meeting on Monday there was discussion about the current city ordinance regarding “temporary swimming pools.” Local residents have been given notice that their pools do not meet city regulations. Specifically, pools must be at least 10 feet from all property lines, they must have grounded electrical wiring for the pump and there must be at least a 5-foot-high fence around the pool area. The letters to the residents stated that if they did not comply with the current ordinance within 10 days, they would be fined $100 per day until an inspection was completed and they were found to be in compliance. Mayor Mike Barhorst requested that enforcement efforts be suspended while city staff members review the current ordinance over the next two weeks. Area residents have done extensive research regarding the installation and use of the newer temporary pools in question. Through conversations with the director of risk assessment of Intex Recreation Corp., the manufacturer, they have learned that the National Electrical Code states that the pump meets all safety requirements when plugged into a GFCI outlet and that the grounding required by the current

ordinance is not necessary. The estimate from local electricians for this grounding is between $600 and $1,000. Many residents don’t have large enough lots to comply with the 10foot boundary requirement. Most people would agree that if someone wants to access a pool, a 5-foot fence is no more of a deterrent than a 3- or 4-foot fence. The current ordinance was passed in 1996 before this type of pool was available. Council members were given information from the manufacturer addressing the proper installation and use of these pools as well as copies of the National Electrical Code. Safety is first and foremost, but as residents we should be allowed the freedom to enjoy these pools while accept the responsibility that goes along with it. We are requesting that the council revise the current ordinance to meet the necessary requirements of the pools that are now available on the market, as well as the needs of the residents. We ask that any citizen of the city of Sidney that has any input on this topic, contact their council member. If you need to know with whom to speak, please contact Joyce Goubeaux, clerk of council, at 498-8143. Teri Klikovits 112 W. Parkwood St.

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To the editor: I believe that Attorney General To the editor: helpers who gave their two hours to Eric Holder and President Obama The Ladies Auxiliary Post 4239 of work. are involved in a cover-up of governthe Veterans of Foreign Wars and the We especially want to honor the veterans want to express their apveterans who have provided us with mental misdeeds. I think these misdeeds are criminal. preciation to the stores that let us in protection in the beautiful United Mr. Holder lied to Congress and to sell poppies in May. These include States. the president lied to the country. Walmart, Kroger, Sidney Foodtowne Marjorie Brackney Watch the people who back Holder and the Alcove Restaurant. 314 W. Wall St. and Obama and ask yourself, “Are We also want to commend all the Port Jefferson

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LaCal marks 30 years in Jackson Center BY TERRY PELLMAN JACKSON CENTER — A Jackson Center industry is celebrating its 30th anniversary of its local presence. The LaCal Equipment Corp. began operations in Jackson Center on June 14, 1982. LaCal is located at 901 W. Pike St. in its clean and inviting plant, but until several years ago it occupied a facility on a side street in the village. CEO Charles Cole recalls that until the firm moved to its current and more visible location, there were some community residents who were not that aware of the company’s presence. The move was made in November 2006 to the current 83,000square-foot building. LaCal Equipment is one of just a few companies aside from the original manufacturers that provide replacement parts for the types of heavy equipment used by municipalities, states, counties, port authorities and airports. That

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SHOP FOREMAN Greg Cole fabricates a part for a customer of LaCal Equipment of Jackson Center. would include such machines as snow removal equipment, mowers, garbage trucks, wood chippers, salt spreaders, gear boxes and street sweepers. LaCal was founded in 1947 in Los Angeles, Calif., hence the corporation’s name. When the

company was purchased and relocated to Jackson Center, the new owners decided it was best to retain the familiar and established name. Ten years ago, LaCal was sold to a corporation based in Columbus that owns several manufacturing companies. That

organization also owns the Columbus Blue Jackets franchise of the National Hockey League. Between 40 and 50 employees work at the facility, producing the parts needed to keep the towns and airports running. The goal is to pro-

vide parts as quickly as possible, and this requires the crew to be versatile and creative. This also requires a sales staff knowledgeable of the variety of machinery in use. Some things can be kept on hand, but the employees may need to fabricate a part. The facility has a welding shop, a powder coat paint room and assembly processes. All of this is supported by a vast array of machine tools. In some cases, vehicles are brought in for repair, but the company does not send repair staff away on calls. The company concentrates on providing same-day shipment of needed items. There are more than 15,000 parts in stock, and new ones are added on a daily basis. As a result, the company is able to ship 95 percent of orders within 24 hours. Many are shipped by UPS or FedEx. Customers are located in the contiguous 48 states, and to a more limited degree, Alaska


and Hawaii. Not all business is domestic: A customer may need a part for a snow blade for a Canadian city or a street cleaner in Mexico. Due to shipping costs, most customers are east of the Mississippi River. The company president is Roger Detrick, who oversees many of the plant operations, and the vice president is Mary Lee Smock. She handles many of the financial and administrative functions. Tom Homan serves as the firm’s sales coordinator. A team of sales representatives is assigned sales territories by state or province. Cole says that today Detrick and Smock actually run the company. Although he has largely scaled back his direct involvement in the company, Cole still has a deep interest in its activities. He also emphasizes that providing such a diverse product line requires talent in the workforce, and he states that LaCal has been fortunate in that regard.


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Cruising through town Maissen Akers, 13, of Jackson Center, drives a tractor in the Jackson Center Community Days parade June 3. Maissen is the son of Dan and Christy Akers.

JC grad earns juris doctorate TOLEDO — Joshua R. Driskell, of Toledo, received his J u r i s Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law in December 2011. He Driskell participated in the hooding ceremony this month. (June) A 2003 graduate of Jackson Center High School, he is the son of Karlinda “Boots” Everett, of Jackson Center, and Bob Driskell, of Sidney. His step-parents are Dave Everett, of Jackson Center, and Vicki Driskell, of Sidney. Driskell graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in journalism in 2007 and

earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Findlay in 2008. While at the University of Toledo, he served as president of the American Bar Association-Law School Division and was a student member on the governing council for the State Bar of Michigan and of the Toledo Bar Association. He was a teaching assis-

tant and an officer and coach of the university’s Moot Court Team. He coordinated the school’s annual Fornoff Competition and was elected to membership in the National Order of the Barristers, a national legal honor society. Driskell is certified as a civil mediator and has mediated cases in Toledo Municipal Court, Toledo Juvenile Justice Center

and for private parties. He is employed by Mockensturm Limited in Toledo as an associate attorney. His practice focuses on busness law, real estate, estate planning and bankruptcy.

JACKSON CENTER — Morgan Schmitmeyer, daughter o f Thomas a n d Luann Schmitmeyer, of Jackson C e n t e r, has been accepted Schmitmeyer to Ohio University in Athens, where she intends to major in athletic training. Schmitmeyer, a 2012 graduate of Lehman Catholic High School, was a Buckeye Girls State delegate, scholar athlete and member of National Honor Society. She earned a superior in the local science fair her freshman year and an excellent her senior year. She was volleyball captain her junior and senor years. The team were district champions all four years of her high school career, and regional and state champi-

ons her junior year. She was named to the District 9 second team her sophomore through senior years, and was AllOhio Honorable Mention her sophomore and junior years. She won the Offensive Player of the Year award her senior year. In addition to her four years on the volleyball team, she participated in several other school activities. She was a student ambassaher freshman dor through senior years. She was in Interact and the stock club her freshman through junior years. She was in choir her sophomore and senior years. She participated in Relay for Life her freshman year. Her senior year, she was in Envirothon and was a student athletic trainer. She also served as a youth league volleyball coach and was volleyball camp director. She was a poll worker for the November 2011 election.

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City presents beautification awards The city of Sidney has announced the winners of its Spring 2012 Residential Beautification awards. Nominated for the award are Sean Rank, for general exterior renovation and landscaping at 702 McKinley Ave.; and Ellen Lehman for landscaping and flower gardens at 852 Merri Lane. The winners received a certificate, an award sign for their yards and a photo of their home taken by a professional photographer. Lehman received her award from Barbara Dulworth, Community Services director, during Monday night’s Sidney

City Council meeting. Nominations for the award were reviewed and approved by Sidney’s Citizen’s Peer Review Committee. The beautification award signs were designed and fabricated by Sign Pro and donated to For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Caitlin Stewart the award program by the company The next round of awards will be presented shortly after Bridge construction continues Monday on County Road 25A just west of Labor Day and nomina- Sidney. Brumbaugh Construction of Arcanum began the Shelby County tions may be submitted project June 4 and plans to complete work by July 20. through Aug. 31. Residents are urged to look for beautification or home improvement projects their friends or neighbors have comNEW YORK (AP) — stark contrast to the as a news anchor in pleted and nominate Ann Curry offered a lengthy tribute shows 1997. Passed over for the them. tearful goodbye as co- given to predecessors co-host job when Vieira host of NBC’s “Today” Meredith Vieira and replaced Couric, she was show on Thursday, say- Katie Couric. She an- given the chance when ing, “This is not as I ex- nounced it during the Vieira left last June. But pected to ever leave this final five minutes of her her pairing with co-host couch.” shift, ending a week of Matt Lauer never Her exit represents awkward television as seemed to click and she NBC’s most visible re- she continued working took the fall for the sponse to the popular after word spread that show’s ratings troubles. morning show’s worst NBC was looking to oust NBC’s Savannah stretch in the ratings in her. Guthrie, who co-hosts nearly two decades. “For all of you who the 9 a.m. segment of the “Today” hadn’t lost a sin- saw me as a ground- show, is expected to regle week since 1996, but breaker, I’m sorry I place Curry. this spring it was beaten couldn’t carry the ball Curry will remain at four times by ABC’s over the finish line but, NBC News, saying she’s resurgent “Good Morn- man, I did try,” she said, been given a “fancy new ing America.” breaking down. title” to lead a reporting Curry’s exit marked a Curry joined the show team. Photos provided

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THE LEHMAN residence (top photo) at 852 Merri Lane is resplendent with landscaping and multiple flower plantings. The home of Steve Rank at 702 McKinley Ave., (bottom photo) has benefited from extensive landscaping and exterior renovations.

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DR. WALLACE: I’m 17 and have been dating Jose, 18. He’s a really nice guy, and we’ve been seeing each other for over 6 months. I care for Jose very much. I’ve dated a lot of different guys, and I think this one is “the one.” I’ll be a senior in high school and will ’Tween graduate in June of 12 & 20 2013. I’m a Dr. Robert good stuWallace dent and make good grades. I have been accepted at Texas El Paso University, but I’m not sure if I want to go to college now. It all depends on my relationship with Jose. He dropped out of school during his junior year because he had a chance to work in an auto repair shop with his friend whose dad owns the repair shop. He makes good wages, and he really likes his job. My parents disapprove of Jose because I happened to mention one day when he was late that he probably stopped off for a beer with his friend. He has a few beers with his friend after work. They liked him before, but now they want me to stop seeing him. They are also worried about me riding in his car because they think he may be drinking and driving. Sure, he drinks a few beers daily, but I have never seen him drunk. He is a safe driver, even after a few beers. How can I convince my parents that drinking a few beers is no big deal and that Jose is a good guy? — Selena, El Paso, Texas SELENA: Jose has a serious drinking problem. If he doesn’t change his drinking habit, chances are good that his alcoholic intake will increase in time. Presently, it’s not the amount of beer consumed daily, it’s the fact that he drinks every day. Even one alcoholic drink can affect the driver’s ability to drive safely. Even though he might not be legally drunk, drinking two beers definitely puts him at risk as a driver. I’m sorry that I can’t tell you what to do to convince your parents that drinking two beers is no big deal because it is. Besides, he is breaking the law as an underage drinker. Texas El Paso is an excellent university, and since you have been accepted, plan on furthering your education there. DR. WALLACE: I’m going to graduate from high school soon, and I’m proud to say I’ll have a strong B average. My exboyfriend will also be in a cap and gown and will receive the identical diploma, but he will be lucky if he has maintained a C average. This doesn’t seem fair to me. Wouldn’t it be a good idea to put a student’s grade point average on the diploma? That way, when graduates show off their diploma, the viewer will be able to see exactly what kind of a student he or she was. Do you like this idea? — Kelly, Lincoln, Neb. KELLY: A grade-point average isn’t on a diploma. The diploma is only a piece of paper informing all viewers that the recipient satisfied certain minimum requirements. It’s the graduate’s transcript that gives the true indication of the graduate’s scholastic abilities because all class grades and participation in extra-curricular activities are listed. Colleges and future employers are extremely interested in evaluating high school transcripts.


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HOROSCOPE Friday, June 29, 2012 Leaping from one project to another could turn out to be a fruitless waste of time in the year ahead, so try to get a handle on things. Take plenty of time to establish a strong foundation in any enterprise that you become involved in. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — In order to gratify a personal ambition, you might unthinkingly do something at the expense of another. Consider all of the ramifications before taking action. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Most of the time you’ll be very pragmatic, but some little thing you take for granted could be your downfall, causing you an unexpected loss. Be detail-conscious at all times. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — When it comes to your commercial dealings, keep your guard up constantly. If you’re naive, there’s a chance you could link up with someone who isn’t as ethical as you are. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Regardless of their ingenuity, if your ideas are not implemented properly they won’t produce the results you want. Make their execution as bright as your initial thinking. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Pay particular attention to details, especially if you are working on a group endeavor in which many folks have a finger. If someone makes a mistake, another will compound it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It would be best not to volunteer to help someone with a project about which you know nothing. You might be the one who is held accountable if anything goes wrong. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — In order to placate your mate, you might agree to do something that goes against your better judgment. You would be far better off hammering out an agreement that you can both live with. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Just in case something disruptive should occur that interrupts your work, it would be better for you to focus on getting essential tasks done early in the day. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — You can be a pretty good manager of your funds when you put your mind to it. However, it’ll be up to you to prevent your whimsical impulses from gaining the upper hand. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Nothing good will come of you and a colleague pulling in opposite directions. You’ll have to first straighten out your differences before you can work together. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Regardless of how juicy the news, you should check it out before passing it on as gospel. You could wrongly ruin someone’s reputation. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — It’s good to be enthusiastic about something that you want, but check out its price first before you make a financial commitment. It might be much cheaper somewhere else. COPYRIGHT 2012 United Feature Syndicate, Inc.






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Nighttime leg cramps explained uretics) have DEAR DR. been cited, as DONOHUE: I have long-acting have leg cramps beta-2 agonists at night quite used for asthma often. They wake control. me up, and I have Peripheral arto straighten my tery disease, a leg slowly. I do 15 common malady squats, bends, modified push- To your of the elderly, is said to be comups and sit-ups good mon among peoevery night. What causes these health ple who suffer cramps? What Dr. Paul G. from nighttime cramps. That’s can I do to stop Donohue the circulatory them? I am physically fit and healthy at problem where there’s obstruction to blood flow to age 80. — R.C. ANSWER: Nighttime the legs because of leg cramps are the bane clogged arteries. The varof a significant number of ious kinds of arthritis older people. What causes also are said to contribute them is a question to to nighttime cramping. Ways to end cramps which no one has come up with an answer. That include doing exercises hasn’t stopped people before going to bed. Leg from suggesting a num- exercise is particularly ber of possible causes: low important. If you have a magnesium, low potas- stationary bike, it might sium, too little calcium. be one way to conquer None of these has been cramps. Stretching exercises for the leg muscles proven. Some medicines have also are important. If the been implicated as possi- calves are cramping, then ble causes. Water pills (di- stand on a stair with your

heels projecting off the stair. Lower your heels, and hold that position for 10 seconds. Repeat 10 times at bedtime, and do this exercise three times during the day. Medicines sometimes can be helpful if nothing else is working. Examples are gabapentin (Neurontin), diltiazem (Cardizem) and a multivitamin containing a mix of B vitamins. Tonic water, because of its quinine content, often is offered as a preventive step. The booklet on restless leg syndrome and nighttime cramps offers more tips. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 306, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

HUE: My husband was diagnosed with ataxia. What is it? — R.A. ANSWER: Ataxia is uncoordinated muscle movement. For most ataxia patients, it indicates a stumbling walk. I have to apologize to you. I can’t go much further than the unsatisfactory answer I have given you. That’s because there are many different kinds of ataxia. If your husband’s doctor is able to denote the kind of ataxia your husband has, I can give you better information.

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

Parents try to orchestrate son’s love life DEAR ABBY: a little puppy My sister has delove that hapcided to let her pens in school, 14-year-old son but is it asking have a girlfriend. for trouble when This is contrary parents start to to every value we create dating sitgrew up with as uations when kids into adultkids are so hood. young? What Dear She has met happens if they Abby the girl’s parents are eventually alAbigail and says they lowed to be Van Buren alone? Or one of “immediately clicked” and she knew them wants to break up right away that they but is afraid to hurt not share the same morals. only the other, but also The parents now set the parents? up situations where the My sister says she’s two kids can get to- “guiding her son through gether. Not only have my his first romance.” I say nephew and the girl an eighth-grader is too bonded, but the parents young and she’s inviting have become fast friends. a myriad of problems. We I see no problem with have fought over this be-

cause she says I’m not being “flexible” and because this hasn’t happened to my child yet. I offered my opinion only after I was asked what I thought of my nephew’s girlfriend after she posted pictures on the Internet. Am I right to think this is crazy, Abby? — SANE AUNT IN GEORGIA DEAR SANE AUNT: Let’s just say it is ill-advised rather than crazy. But I agree that your sister is headed for trouble because she isn’t allowing her son’s “first romance” to develop naturally. First love often peaks and burns out quickly. When there are two sets

June 29, 1912 Articles of incorporation of the Sterline Medicine Co. for the purpose of manufacturing, compounding and selling Magic Oil linament, Cholera Balm and other household remedies, capitalized at $8,000, have been issued. The incorporators are George H. Allen, W. K. Sterline, Zenade Allen Sterline, J.F. Cable and Lillian Cable. ––––Miss Cecelia Johnston, a clerk at Piper’s dry goods store, and Ed F. Mede, of the Citizen National Bank had a narrow escape from serious injury yesterday afternoon. They were walking on South Ohio Avenue when a runaway horse dashed onto the sidewalk near C.B. DeWeese residence. The horse brushed against Miss Johnston but Mede managed to get out of the way. Although terribly frightened, both escaped injury. ––––– Word from the Republican Convention at Chicago this afternoon is that the trend is away from Roosevelt and he will probably head an independent ticket.

of intermeshed parents involved, it can lead to lasting hurt feelings and sometimes enmity. However, if you think your sister is going to listen to either of us, you’re dreaming. So quit offering unsolicited advice and stay tuned for what’s coming because there are lessons to be learned for everyone involved. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

June 29, 1937 An attempt at cattle stealing was thwarted last Saturday evening on the J.W. Eisenhut farm, located near the Miami Conservancy dam north of Lockington, this property prior to the building of the dam being known as the late Chas. A. Hetzler farm. Mr Eisenhut has 16 head of brown Swiss cattle being pastured on this farm. About 9:30 that evening Mr. and Mrs. Ed Rockwell, who reside in the old Power House across the road from the Eisenhut farm, drove by and saw a truck backed up to the fence where the cattle were grazing. When the Rockwell stopped to investigate, the truck sped away. They immediately notified Mr. Eisenhut. ––––– An announcement that is meeting with the approval of the large number of softball fans in and around Sidney is the news that Holy Angels field will again be the scene of night softball games. The field has been leased by the Prima softball team and present plans are to start the field in operation on or about July 1st. ––––– Dr. E. P. Sparks has rented the office formerly occupied by D. Wm. Gaines on South Ohio Avenue and will begin the practice of medicine in this city. Dr. Sparks is a graduate of Ohio State University, College of Medicine and for the past year has been doing hospital work as an intern in the hospital of Springfield, Ohio.

50 years June 29, 1962 As Sidney High School junior, Jeannie Hoewischer, was named Shorthorn district Lassie Queen at the state meeting held Sunday near Mechanicsburg, at the John Evans farm. As district queen, the Sidney girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hoewischer, will be a member of the court at the Ohio State Fair in August. ––––– Leonard Curtis has been named commander of the Sidney Post 217 of the American Legion. He succeeds Richard Sellers in that capacity. Named by the post membership are the following officers; Basil Brown, first vice commander; Richard Moloney, second-vice commander; Edwin Frey, treasurer. ––––– The food tent at the fair was important to members of the Compromise Grange when they met June 19th. It was reported the lumber is sawed and ready to begin the building. Victor Stangel presided over the meeting when it was reported $294.80 for the Community Cancer drive was given.

25 years June 29, 1987 Bruce Ailes was named Mason of the Year by Stokes Chapter 305 Free and Accepted Masons. Joe Sargeant and Lawrence J. Wheeler presented Ailes with the award. ––––– The Spot restaurant in downtown Sidney is celebrating its 80th anniversary after growing from a lunch stand to a drive-in restaurant to a local gathering spot featuring homemade pies. The restaurant was started by Ed Miller in 1907. Miller brought in a “chuck wagon,” took the wheels off and named it The Spot. Robert Eilert is the current owner. ––––– Jackie Gleason, 71, has died of cancer. Gleason brightened television’s Golden Age with blow-hard bus driver Ralph Kramden halfbaked schemes and threats to send wife Alice “to the moon” on the popular show “The Honeymooner.” ––––– The roof is going up at a Pizza Hut restaurant being constructed on Vandemark Road south of Michigan Street. The restaurant is tentatively scheduled to open Sept. 1.

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SIDNEY, 3900 Hardin Wapak Road, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8am-? all 3 days, Big sale! Many baby boy items, 0-12months, young adult, womens, mens, plus size clothing, kitchen table/ 5 chairs, Matching hutch, Much more!!!

SIDNEY, 3993 County Road 25A South, Friday, 8am-5pm, Saturday, 8amNoon. Collectibles, couch, printer, bikes, Western boots, shoes, train table, crafts, purses, clothing, videos, books, stroller, lots of toys, tent. Lots more all priced to sell!

SIDNEY, 603 East Parkwood Street, Thursday & Friday 8am-1pm, womens & mens clothing, baby clothing & items, furniture, home decor, Coach purses, Lots of miscellaneous

SIDNEY, 448 East Edgewood, Thursday-Saturday, 9am-3pm. Iron/oak daybed, luggage carrier, bikes, kid's clothing 5 & up, electric scooter, steel desk, 5 drawer file, lefthand golf clubs, end tables, Hollister, American Eagle, office chairs, toys, books.

Star Leasing Company East Liberty, OH and St. Paris, OH

Work nights, weekends & holidays -APPLY WITHIN2080 Michigan Street Sidney, OH

Fill out online or fax the completed application to 937-644-2858.

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


CDL Grads may qualify Class A CDL required

SIDNEY 503 Kossuth St. Friday and Saturday 7am-12pm. Household, clothing, knick-knacks, 40 gallon gas water heater, 5000 BTU air conditioner, (old toys & cars will be added on Saturday) and lots more!!!


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SIDNEY, 529 North Vandemark (behind Renta-Center), Wednesday thru Friday 9am-5pm, 75% off FINAL CLEARANCE SALE! Melissa & Doug, Life is Good, garden, 1000's of puzzles, cards, wind chimes, wallets, much more! While Quantities last!! Cash Only!

SIDNEY, 535 Heatherway Court, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, Recliner, adult clothes, household items, Too many items to list, Priced to sell!! everything must go!!

SIDNEY, 537 East Hoewisher Road, Friday 9am-1pm, Saturday 8am-1pm, Boys size 8-16, Womens plus, Housewares, toys, books, Wood swingset, grill, old trunk, oak table, Lots of miscellaneous

SIDNEY, 7490 Wright Moyer Road, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-3pm. Multi Family Garage Sale! Children's and baby's brand name clothing, toys, housewares, furniture, book shelves, miscellaneous household items, hot tub and treadmill.

SIDNEY, 752 East Parkwood Street, Saturday, 9am-3pm. Electric trimmer/edger, window boxes, navy recliner (new), antique side chair, car speakers, XBox games, pull up bar, large wall clock, crock pot, pictures, china, 10 place settings Noritake, dishes, floral arrangements, Halloween yard decor, Christmas decor, puzzles, women, men, and teen clothing, and a lot more! SIDNEY, 960 Chestnut Avenue (take Spruce to Green Acre, right on Chestnut), Saturday, 8am-4pm. Household/ Christmas decorations, fishing tackle, model railroad items, hand-stitched old quilt, lots of miscellaneous.

SIDNEY, 9750 PascoMontra Road, Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm. Lawn ornaments, chairs, baker's rack, bedroom suite, Tupperware, lots of old stuff from an estate sale! Pop machine, box truck, TVs, treadmill, angels, Avon stuff, pegboard, windows, camper, cake pans, music boxes, toys, clothes, too much to list! Lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY, Hickory Dell Estates Neighborhood (South 25A), Saturday, 9am-2pm. Numerous families. Something for everyone. Look for the balloons on the mailboxes.

1 BEDROOM, Botkins, appliances, air, laundry, patio, 1 level, no pets, $350, (937)394-7265.

1520 SPRUCE. 2 bedroom apartment, $445 month, $200 Deposit. Air, laundry, no pets. Background check. Call for showing. (937)710-5075


Regional drivers needed in the Sidney, Ohio Terminal. O/O's welcome.


O/Oʼs get 75% of the line haul. 100% fuel surcharge. Fuel discount program.

• Close to 75 • Toddler Playground • NEW Swimming Pool

• Pet Friendly

Drivers are paid weekly.

Drivers earn .38cents per mile for empty and loaded miles on dry freight.

.40cents per mile for store runs.

.42cents per mile for reefer & curtainside freight.

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Full Insurance package.

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401K savings plan.

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Compounding Safety Bonus Program.

Drivers are paid bump dock fees for customer live loads and live unloads.


For additional info call


Towne Centre Apartments 115 N Highland Ave Sidney 2 Bedroom $550 monthly

Great Pay & Benefits! Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619


NICE 2 BEDROOM near downtown. Freshly painted, $350. (937)489-6502

Star Leasing is an equal opportunity employer.


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

Previous experience working on semi-trailers is a PLUS. Please visit our website at for an application.

No phone calls please


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2 BEDROOM, All Utilities included! Stove, Refrigerator. No Pets. $155 per week, Plus $300 Deposit. Call: (937)638-7366 2 BEDROOM, Botkins. 1 level. Stove, refrigerator included, new carpet, AC. No pets. $350, deposit, (937)693-3752. 2 BEDROOM, Michigan Street. Sidney, appliances, washer/ dryer hookup, NO PETS. $400 monthly. (937)638-0235

2-3 BEDROOM half double. 237 1/2 W South. Appliances furnished, laundry hook-up. $375rent $375-deposit. (937)498-9001 please leave message 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 1 car garage, central air, W/D hookup. 2745 Kristy Way, (937)564-1125.

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1, 2 & 3 bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages.

1 Bedroom $450-$495 monthly

Minimum 12 month lease, Includes: range, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup. Credit check $25.00 Bruns Realty Group (937)638-7827

Village West Apts.

Country, close

to town 4 car garage, geothermal, swimming pool, finished basement, 2400 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, $219,000. (937)710-3571.

HANDYMAN Special, Spacious 2 bedroom, full bath, asking price $22,000. Contact Dwayne (770)609-9663 or email at murrayinvestmentgroup@

CURIO CABINET, lighted antique, excellent condition. $300, (937)492-7969. AIR CONDITIONER, 220, 24,000 BTU, $175, (937)622-1326 after 4pm.

STOVE/ MICROWAVE set, glass top stove, 2 years. Stove/ microwave $300/ $200. Cash! You move it! Sales final! (937)492-8899. GUN & KNIFE SHOW, Shelby County Fairgrounds, Saturday, June 30, 8:30am-3:00pm.

"Simply the Best" (937)492-3450

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

2 BEDROOM home, 610 Park Street, $500 month, no pets or Metro. Call Tom, Emerson Wagner Realty, (937)498-2348.

2-3 BEDROOM, $420 monthly, $400 deposit, Metro accepted. 527 St. Marys Avenue, (937)492-8413 leave message, (937)638-2557. 3-4 BEDROOM, double, 210 East Grove (off St. Mary's), stove, refrigerator. $500 rent/ deposit. (937)658-2026

GORGEOUS 4 bedroom home. Large yard with 2 car garage. $1300 monthly plus deposit. (937)658-1595 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

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

LIFT CHAIR, sable brown, 1.5 years old, wall hugger, place 6" from wall to recline, excellent condition, very comfortable, $850, (937)773-7913 STOVE new black GE glass top, $275. Call (937)658-0092

BURIAL PLOTS, (2) with Royal Interment Chambers at Shelby Memorial Gardens $1500, (904)269-1343.

CEMETERY LOTS, 4 in Covington, Garden of Gospels, Miami Memorial Park, $1600. Call (419)628-3321 if no answer leave message.

CEMETERY PLOTS, Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio, includes 2 lots and 2 vaults, Christus Section, $1600. (937)773-3623.

CROSS BOW 150lb. Horton Cross Bow with red dot scope, and a few arrows. $250 firm. (937)498-9452

CURIO CABINET, solid oak, $300. 4-drawer, heavy-duty file cabinet, $80. Bookcase, $20. Dark walnut desk with glass top, $70. (937)638-7763 DESK, large five drawer metal, 60 by 30, and Sewing cabinet with hydraulic lift for sewing machine, serger space and storage, drop leaf cutting table, (937)552-9486

DRESS SHIRTS, Business mens dress shirts size 16-1/2 and 17, brand names, $80 for all 10, (937)492-2096 DRESSER with mirror, youth, black in color, $50. (937)622-1326 after 4pm.

(937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts.

4 BEDROOM, 811 Clinton Avenue. Must sell! Remodeled! 2 car garage, central air. Some owner financing, (937)417-0080.

HOSPITAL BEDS (new modern style) no mattress. Computer desk and chair, desk, and dresser. (937)710-4620

HUFFY BICYCLE, Ladies 3 speed, like new. $85 cash (937)339-1394

3815 Redmond Rd, Russia


Brick home on a quiet country road. 2 acres, out building 40x52 fully insulated and heated, 200 amp electric. $285,000

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.

Connie Guillozet 937-209-1047


OPEN HOUSE SUN. 7/1 • 1-3

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.

13181 Luthman Rd. LAKEVIEW on Lake Loramie! This 2 bdrm cottage sits at the end of the street with the State park as your neighbor! There is a dock that goes to this property. Cute and updated, freshly painted,newer appliances, and 3yr old roof. Come and enjoy the peaceful days and nights! 2296793

COVINGTON, 418 South Pearl Street, Friday & Saturday, 8am-4pm. Multi Family Garage Sale. Back to school items, children, baby, men's & women's clothes, bassinet, playpen, rocker, swings, toys, car seat, household and miscellaneous.

SIDNEY, 1329 Garfield, (off of Bennett) Friday, Saturday 8am-5:30pm, Moving sale, new stove, furniture, couch, clothes, baby clothing/ bed/ cradle, toys, exercise equipment, dishes, microwave, air tank, pictures, movies, books, TV, microwave, chain saw, miscellaneous!

Semi-Trailer Mechanics Needed Shop and Mobile Trucks 2nd and 3rd Shifts


To advertise in the Garage Sale Directory Please call: 877-844-8385

ANNA, 8383 Fort Loramie Swanders Road, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 8am-2pm, Girls clothing up to size 7/8, adult clothes, lots of toys, miscellaneous household items and furniture.


Rita Thurman 726-6173

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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KITTENS, Free to good home. Have been wormed. 3 multi-colored. (937)492-7943

POMERANIAN PUPPIES, CKC, 7 weeks, chocolate female, chocolate/tan male, parents on site, $375, (937)778-8816 POODLES, Miniature, Multi-Poos, Morkies, Shichons, Non shedding, make good little house pets, (419)925-4339



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BICYCLE, Red adult Funray recumbent, four years old, purchased at Yellow Springs bike shop, extra tubes included, $200 OBO, (937)773-5521.

1971 TRAVELMATE Camper, 18ft, sleeps 4, fully functional, self-contained, cold fridge, cold a/c, dry roof, in good condition, $850, (937)773-1747


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VINYL SHUTTERS, new set of shutters, 12 pieces from 35 inches to 57 inches, $140 for all, (937)368-2290 ask for Richard

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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

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 OBO. (937)369-3636

TRAMPOLINE, 13' Crane, heavy duty steel frame, foam padding & net around for safety, very good condition, $100, (937)418-3258.

RAT TERRIER PUPS, 3 males, have shots and wormed. Ready to go. $150, (419)236-8749.


MOBILITY SCOOTER, Pride Elite Traveler, used 4 times, extra large battery, rear basket and front basket, $950, (937)773-2993


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Contact Sports Editor Ken Barhorst with story ideas, sports scores and game stats by phone at (937) 498-5960; email,; or by fax, (937) 498-5991.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Cavs draft Waiters Kentucky duo first two players taken Thursday BY ASSOCIATED PRESS The two players most often linked to the Cavaliers prior to the NBA draft — KenMichael Kiddtucky’s Gilchrist and Florida’s Bradley Beal — were off the board when Cleveland’s turn at No. 4 overall arrived Thursday night. The Cavs then went with the player whose stock seemed to rise faster than anyone’s in the week leading up to the draft, former Syracuse guard Dion Waiters. The Cavaliers took Waiters with their first of four selections Thursday, pairing the 6foot-4 shooting guard with 2012 Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving for what the team hopes will be a dynamic backcourt. Waiters was a reserve in two years at Syracuse and was rumored to have maturity issues early in his career. As a freshman in 2010-11, he averaged 6.6 points in 16.3 minutes per game. He shot 41.1 percent from the field. He was the Orange’s second-leading scorer as a sophomore, with norms of 12.6 points, 2.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 24.1 minutes. He shot 47.6 percent from the floor. “Going into college, I had everything my way,” Waiters said during ESPN’s broadcast of the draft. “I went there as a boy, and I left as a man.” The Cavs have three picks remaining Thursday — Nos. 24, 33 and 34. No one-and-done for Kentucky’s kids in the NBA draft. The Wildcats instead became the first school to go 1-2.

AP Photo/Julio Cortez

KENTUCKY'S ANTHONY Davis smiles while talking about his unibrow as he answers questions from reporters after being drafted No. 1 overall by the New Orleans Hornets during the NBA basketball draft Thursday in Newark, N.J. After the New Orleans Hornets selected Kentucky forward Anthony Davis with the No. 1 pick Thursday, Charlotte followed by taking fellow freshman Michael KiddGilchrist. The Wildcats are the first school to have the top two picks, part of what they hoped would be perhaps five or even six players selected in the first round. John Calipari has been criticized for taking “one-anddone” players — they stay the required one year and leave — but he looked thrilled hugging his two stars. “It’s crazy,” Davis said. “Michael is a great player. We have two down and four more to go. Hopefully all of them will go in the first round.” Davis will begin his pro career in the same city where he ended it with a national title. College basketball’s player of the year as a freshman was

the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four despite shooting just 1 for 10 from the field in the championship game, grabbing 16 rebounds and blocking six shots in the victory over Kansas. Davis slipped on a blue and purple Hornets hat above a conservative gray suit that took no attention away from basketball’s most famous eyebrow. Davis even attempted to capitalize on the attention his unibrow gets, trademarking “Fear The Brow” and “Raise The Brow” earlier this month. On the floor, Davis has the agility of a guard — and he was one only a few years ago. The 6-foot-10 Davis averaged 14.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 4.7 blocks, becoming a dominant defender after growing 7 inches from the start of his junior year of high school.

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

MICHAEL PHELPS swims in the men's 200-meter butterfly semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. Phelps won the event.

Phelps cruises in 200 fly OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After a couple of epic duels with his biggest rival, Michael Phelps made this one look easy. Phelps stayed on course to swim eight events at the London Games, pulling away for a dominating win in the 200meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic trials on Thursday night. Phelps has locked up three individual events for London and he’s got two more to go in Omaha. Combined with a likely spot on all three relays, the 26-year-old from Baltimore — already the winningest Olympian ever —would have a chance to duplicate his record from the Beijing Games if he doesn’t stumble over the last four days of the trials.

“The last 25 meters are pretty painful,” Phelps said. “I just wanted to get to the wall and secure another spot on the team.” Davis Tarwater led at the first and second turns, but there was never any doubt about Phelps pulling ahead in his signature stroke. He surged to the front on the third leg, his body slinking through the water like a dolphin, and was a body-length ahead of the field when he touched in 1 minute, 53.65 seconds. The real race was for second place ‚Äî and another spot on the Olympic team. Tyler Clary, who lost out to Phelps in the 400 individual medley, rallied from behind for a time of 1:55.12, edging Bouiller’s touch of 1:55.79.

Clary pumped his right fist and pounded the water when he saw a “2’’ beside his name on the scoreboard. When Phelps got out of the water, he walked side-by-side with Clary along the deck, patting him on the back of the head. Phelps had a much easier time than his first two events at Omaha, when he was going against Ryan Lochte. Phelps edged out Lochte in the 200 free after losing to him in the 400 individual medley (but still finishing second, earning an Olympic spot). Phelps isn’t the only one building a busy Olympic schedule. His training partner, Allison Schmitt, was equally dominating in the 200 free. She broke her own American record with a time of 1:54.40.

Albers loses in semifinals of women’s amateur DUBLIN — The tournament run of Fort Loramie's Brooke Albers came to an end on a hot morning Thursday at the Riviera Golf Club in Dublin, just outside of

Columbus. Albers won her first two matches in first flight in the Women's Ohio Amateur, but lost 3-and-2 in the semifinals Thursday morning to Natalie

Pardi of Columbus. Pardi then lost 2-and-1 in the championship match. Albers is a member of the women's golf team at the University of Findlay.

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LUKAS ROSOL of the Czech Republic reacts after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain during a second round men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England Thursday.

Nadal stunned at Wimbledon WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Rafael Nadal bumped into his unknown and unheralded opponent as they headed to a break between games. Perhaps it was incidental contact. At the previous changeover, Nadal stood and barked at the chair umpire, complaining about being distracted by 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol while serving. Later, Nadal shook his head and frowned when a Wimbledon official explained that, with light fading and the second-round match heading to a fifth set, they’d need a 45-minute break to close the retractable roof and turn on the lights at Centre Court. Of all the things that rattled Nadal on Thursday evening, the most significant was Rosol’s gutsy game — his 22 aces, violent groundstrokes and shot-punctuating staredowns. Put it together and Rosol, making his debut at the All England Club, overpowered 11-time Grand Slam champion Nadal 6-7 (9), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, one of the most astonishing results in tennis history. “That’s (what) happens when you play against a player who is able to hit the ball very hard, hit the ball without thinking and feeling the pressure,” the secondseeded Nadal said. “At the end, when the opponent wants to play like he wanted to play in the fifth (set), you are in his hands, no? Everything was going right for him.” It’s the first time since 2005 that Nadal lost in the second round at any major tournament. It also ends two streaks for the Spaniard: He reached the final at the previous five Grand Slams, and also reached the final the last five times he entered Wimbledon, winning the grass-court tournament in 2008 and 2010. “He played a good match,” Rosol said, “but I think I was better today.” Absolutely true. Actually, seven-time French Open champion Nadal came oh-so-close to a straightset exit. He barely avoided losing the opener, forced to erase three set points before taking it in the tiebreaker when Rosol plopped a gimme forehand into the net. Rosol took the next two sets, pounding serves, returning well and swinging away from the baseline. It was an aggressive approach, as though Rosol wanted to outmuscle the ultimate on-court

bully, right down to imitating the way Nadal sprints back to baseline after the changeovers. Even Rosol considered it stunning he was able to stay close, much less win. Asked afterward what his expectations had been, Rosol replied: “Just to play three good sets, you know. Just don’t lose 6-0, 6-1, 6-1.” They’re both 26 years old, yet Nadal entered the day with 583 career match wins, and Rosol 19. Nadal owns 50 titles, Rosol zero. In 178 prior Grand Slam matches, Nadal never had lost to a foe ranked 70th or worse. In five previous visits to Wimbledon, Rosol lost every time in the first round of qualifying — not even the main event. Qualifying. This is only the Czech player’s second career tour-level event on grass; the first was two weeks ago. He thought Nadal was trying to throw him off in the third set with a bit of gamesmanship. First, after Rosol broke to go ahead 2-1, Nadal complained to the chair umpire about something his foe was doing to bother him. “So do you think that’s fair?” Nadal asked. “Let me know.” At the following changeover, they crossed paths on the way to their seats, and Nadal offered a body-check. “He wanted to take my concentration. ... I knew that he will try something,” said Rosol, who has a tribal tattoo covering his entire left calf, and wore green laces on one shoe, white laces on the other. “I was surprised that he can do it on the Centre Court, Wimbledon, you know. It’s, like, something wrong.” Nothing fazed Rosol, especially down the stretch. Never showing a hint of nerves or inexperience, he was the one who seized control from the get-go when they resumed play after a taking a break while the roof was shifted into place. Nadal didn’t like the long delay one bit. “Completely new stadium, with new roof, so the normal thing is cover the roof in 5-10 minutes,” Nadal said. When they came back out, Rosol immediately broke for a 1-0 lead, swatting a forehand passing shot that Nadal volleyed into the net. And then he held for 2-0, thanks to a trio of groundstroke winners and a service winner. As it turned out, that was that.


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SPORTS IN BRIEF Italy beats Germany 2-1 Former Knick Cummings dies to reach Euro 2012 final WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Mario Balotelli flexed his muscles in more ways than one. The 21-year-old striker quieted his of critics by leading Italy to an unexpected spot in the European Championship final, scoring twice in the first half in a 2-1 victory over Germany on Thursday night. After his second goal, Balotelli stripped off his jersey and flexed his muscles in a defiant pose — even if that meant an automatic yellow card. “This is the greatest night of my life, but I hope Sunday is going to be even better,” Balotelli said, looking ahead to the final against defending champion Spain. “In the opening matches I had a lot of chances, and I wasn’t able to finish them. But In football you also need luck.” In the 20th minute, Balotelli had no trouble getting past Holger Badstuber to head in a pinpoint cross from Antonio Cassano. Then in the 36th, Balotelli received the ball behind the defense and blasted a long shot into the top right corner. With three goals, Balotelli is tied for the tournament lead. After the match, Italy coach Cesare Prandelli was asked if this was the best match of Balotelli’s career. “Balotelli’s career has just started,” Prandelli said. Germany’s winless streak against Italy in major tournaments reached eight matches. The Germans failed to trouble Italy for much of

NEW YORK (AP) — Pat Cummings, who played with five NBA teams over a 12-year career after being selected Metro Conference Player of the Year at Cincinnati, was found dead in a New York apartment, according to police. He was 55. The 6-foot-9 Cummings, a native of Johnstown, Pa., was found Tuesday afternoon, police said Wednesday. They said the cause of death was to be determined but foul play wasn't suspected. Cummings A two-time all-conference selection, Cummings averaged 17.1 points and 8.3 rebounds during his four seasons with the Bearcats (1975-76, 1978-79). He was drafted by Milwaukee in the third round and was traded to Dallas in 1982. He signed with the New York Knicks as a free agent in 1984 and also played for Miami and Utah. He averaged 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds over his career with his first two seasons in New York his best when he averaged 15.8 and 15.7 points.

Beckham fails to make team WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former England capTwo Germany supporters react as they watch the Euro 2012 soccer champi- tain David Beckham has failed to make the British onship semifinal match between Germany and Italy at a public viewing event soccer team for the London Olympics. The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder in Hamburg, northern Germany Thursday. Germany lost 2-1 to Italy. made Britain coach Stuart Pearce's the match, although Claudio Marchisio said. and Jerome Boateng to shortlist of 35 but wasn't selected for Mesut Oezil scored a “It’s no longer a question lift the ball in Balotelli’s the final 18-man squad as one of three consolation penalty in of fear. Now we’ve got to direction. players over the age of 23 allowed to injury time after Fed- pull out everything we The second goal compete in the games. erico Balzaretti was still have inside our- began with a long verti“Everyone knows how much playwhistled for a handball. selves.” cal pass from Riccardo ing for my country has always meant Germany entered the While Italy has won Montolivo, whose to me, so I would have been honored game on a world-record four World Cups, it’s only mother is German. to have been part of this unique Team Beckham 15-match winning European Champi- Balotelli collected the GB squad,” the 37-year-old Beckham streak in competitive onship title came in pass with his back to the said Thursday in a statement to The Associated matches. 1968. As they did in win- goal, controlled the ball Press. “Naturally I am very disappointed, but there “It’s a very bitter de- ning the 1982 and 2006 with his chest and then will be no bigger supporter of the team than me. feat,” Germany captain World Cups, the Azzurri sprinted forward and And like everyone, I will be hoping they can win the Philipp Lahm said. “We have managed to main- unleashed a blazing shot gold.” tried everything in the tain their focus despite a from the edge of the area Beckham had been widely expected to be sesecond half but our goal match-fixing and betting as Germany goalkeeper lected for the Olympic squad after playing an incame too late. We have so scandal at home. Manuel Neuer again strumental role in in helping Sebastian Coe and his much potential in our “All I can say is that stood immobile. team win the bid in 2005 to host the games. team but if we cannot give when you talk about To start the second the right performance at Italy, everyone needs to half, Germany coach the right time or are not be careful,” Prandelli Joachim Loew brought clever enough, then we said. “We played an ex- on Miroslav Klose for NEW YORK (AP) — The baseball jersey worn by lose such a game.” traordinary match. We Mario Gomez at center New York Yankees legend Don Larsen when he The final in Kiev, displayed a model of fair forward and replaced pitched the only perfect game in Ukraine, will be a re- play and attachment to Lukas Podolski with World Series history will soon be match of Italy and this shirt.” Marco Reus on the wing. available for auction. Spain’s 1-1 draw that On a pleasant evening With Germany apSteiner Sports Memorabilia is opened Group C. at the National Stadium pearing slightly more orconducting the auction in the fall. “We showed we’re on Warsaw, Cassano set up ganized, Lahm had a They say a bidding war is exSpain’s level and that’s the opening goal by be- great look at the goal in pected for the one-of-a-kind jersey. where we started this fuddling Germany de- the 49th but shot way In May, a jersey worn by Babe run,” Italy midfielder fenders Mats Hummels over the bar. Ruth sold for more than $4.4 million. Larsen pitched the perfect Larsen game during Game 5 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium on Ocp.m. SAVES_Kimbrel, Atlanta, 22; Boston at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Houston at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 Oakland at Texas, 7:05 p.m. SCasilla, San Francisco, 21; Hanra- tober 8, 1956. The Bronx Bombers defeated the —— p.m. han, Pittsburgh, 20; Papelbon, Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0 in the game and went on to LEAGUE LEADERS San Diego at Colorado, 3:10 Philadelphia, 18; FFrancisco, New win the series in seven. LEAGUE NATIONAL p.m. York, 18; Myers, Houston, 17; BATTING_Ruiz, Philadelphia, Motte, St. Louis, 16. Larsen, now 82, says the game is the best thing Cincinnati at San Francisco, .362; DWright, New York, .357; 4:05 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE that ever happened to him. AP Photo/dapd, Philipp Guelland

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SCOREBOARD Major Leagues National League The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB — Washington . . . 43 31 .581 Atlanta. . . . . . . 40 34 .541 3 4 New York . . . . . 40 36 .526 Miami. . . . . . . . 35 40 .467 8½ 9 Philadelphia . . 36 42 .462 Central Division Cincinnati . . . . 41 33 .554 — Pittsburgh . . . . 40 35 .533 1½ St. Louis. . . . . . 40 36 .526 2 Milwaukee . . . . 34 41 .453 7½ Houston . . . . . . 32 43 .427 9½ Chicago . . . . . . 26 49 .347 15½ West Division Los Angeles . . . 43 33 .566 — — San Francisco . 43 33 .566 Arizona . . . . . . 37 37 .500 5 14 Colorado. . . . . . 29 46 .387 San Diego . . . . 27 49 .355 16 Wednesday's Games Milwaukee 8, Cincinnati 4 N.Y. Mets 17, Chicago Cubs 1 San Francisco 3, L.A. Dodgers 0 Pittsburgh 11, Philadelphia 7 Atlanta 6, Arizona 4 Miami 5, St. Louis 3 Houston 1, San Diego 0 Washington 11, Colorado 5 Thursday's Games Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4 Washington 11, Colorado 10, 11 innings Arizona at Atlanta, n San Diego at Houston, n N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, n Cincinnati at San Francisco, n Friday's Games Houston (B.Norris 5-4) at Chicago Cubs (Maholm 4-6), 2:20 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 0-4) at Miami (Jo.Johnson 4-5), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 4-3) at Atlanta (Delgado 4-8), 7:35 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 5-7) at Milwaukee (Wolf 2-5), 8:10 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 1-3) at Colorado (Francis 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 3-6) at St. Louis (Wainwright 6-7), 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 11-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 5-4), 10:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 2-5) at San Francisco (M.Cain 9-2), 10:15 p.m. Saturday's Games Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Cincinnati at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 4:10 p.m. Arizona at Milwaukee, 7:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, 7:15 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 7:15 p.m. Sunday's Games Philadelphia at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Arizona at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 2:15

N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, 8:05 p.m. American League East Division W L Pct GB — New York . . . . . 46 28 .622 Baltimore. . . . . 41 33 .554 5 Boston . . . . . . . 40 35 .533 6½ Tampa Bay . . . 40 35 .533 6½ Toronto. . . . . . . 38 37 .507 8½ Central Division Chicago . . . . . . 40 35 .533 — Cleveland. . . . . 37 37 .500 2½ Detroit . . . . . . . 36 39 .480 4 Kansas City . . . 34 39 .466 5 Minnesota . . . . 30 44 .405 9½ West Division — Texas . . . . . . . . 47 29 .618 Los Angeles . . . 42 33 .560 4½ 10 Oakland . . . . . . 37 39 .487 Seattle . . . . . . . 32 45 .416 15½ Wednesday's Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Cleveland 4 Chicago White Sox 12, Minnesota 5 Boston 10, Toronto 4 Kansas City 5, Tampa Bay 4 Oakland 2, Seattle 1 L.A. Angels 13, Baltimore 1 Texas 13, Detroit 9 Thursday's Games Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, n Cleveland at Baltimore, n L.A. Angels at Toronto, n Detroit at Tampa Bay, n Oakland at Texas, n Boston at Seattle, n Friday's Games Chicago White Sox (Quintana 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Warren 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (D.Lowe 7-6) at Baltimore (Arrieta 3-9), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 4-8) at Toronto (Villanueva 2-0), 7:07 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 8-4) at Tampa Bay (Price 10-4), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 0-0) at Texas (M.Harrison 10-3), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 2-4) at Minnesota (Duensing 1-3), 8:10 p.m. Boston (A.Cook 1-1) at Seattle (Noesi 2-9), 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m., 1st game Cleveland at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 7:15 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 7:15 p.m., 2nd game Oakland at Texas, 7:15 p.m. Boston at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. Sunday's Games Cleveland at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 2:05 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Toronto, 3:07 p.m.

Votto, Cincinnati, .353; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .351; CGonzalez, Colorado, .338; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .336; Prado, Atlanta, .317. RUNS_CGonzalez, Colorado, 56; Pence, Philadelphia, 54; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 52; Furcal, St. Louis, 51; Holliday, St. Louis, 51; Uggla, Atlanta, 51; Bourn, Atlanta, 50. RBI_Beltran, St. Louis, 59; CGonzalez, Colorado, 56; Ethier, Los Angeles, 55; Braun, Milwaukee, 52; Bruce, Cincinnati, 51; LaRoche, Washington, 48; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 48. HITS_MeCabrera, San Francisco, 106; Bourn, Atlanta, 98; CGonzalez, Colorado, 95; DWright, New York, 94; SCastro, Chicago, 93; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 91; Prado, Atlanta, 90; Votto, Cincinnati, 90. CincinDOUBLES_Votto, nati, 32; DWright, New York, 25; Cuddyer, Colorado, 23; Ethier, Los Angeles, 23; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 23; Desmond, Washington, 22; Hart, Milwaukee, 21. TRIPLES_Fowler, Colorado, 8; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 7; SCastro, Chicago, 7; Reyes, Miami, 6; Bloomquist, Arizona, 5; DeJesus, Chicago, 5; OHudson, San Diego, 5. HOME RUNS_Beltran, St. Louis, 20; Braun, Milwaukee, 20; Bruce, Cincinnati, 17; CGonzalez, Colorado, 17; Stanton, Miami, 17; Hart, Milwaukee, 15; LaRoche, Washington, 15. PITCHING_Dickey, New York, 11-1; Lynn, St. Louis, 10-3; Hamels, Philadelphia, 10-3; GGonzalez, Washington, 10-3; 9 tied at 9. S T R I K E O U T S _ S t r a s b u r g, Washington, 118; GGonzalez, Washington, 108; MCain, San Francisco, 107; Dickey, New York, 106; Hamels, Philadelphia, 106; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 103; Greinke, Milwaukee, 102.

BATTING_Trout, Los Angeles, .344; Beltre, Texas, .333; Konerko, Chicago, .333; Mauer, Minnesota, .321; AEscobar, Kansas City, .315; AJackson, Detroit, .314; Trumbo, Los Angeles, .313. RUNS_Kinsler, Texas, 56; Ortiz, Boston, 56; Bautista, Toronto, 53; Cano, New York, 53; Granderson, New York, 51; De Aza, Chicago, 49; AdJones, Baltimore, 49. RBI_Hamilton, Texas, 67; MiCabrera, Detroit, 60; Bautista, Toronto, 58; ADunn, Chicago, 57; Encarnacion, Toronto, 54; Ortiz, Boston, 53; Fielder, Detroit, 50; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 50. HITS_Jeter, New York, 95; Beltre, Texas, 93; MiCabrera, Detroit, 92; Andrus, Texas, 88; Cano, New York, 88; AdJones, Baltimore, 88; Kinsler, Texas, 87. DOUBLES_Choo, Cleveland, 24; AdGonzalez, Boston, 24; Kinsler, Texas, 24; AGordon, Kansas City, 23; Ortiz, Boston, 23; MiCabrera, Detroit, 22; Cano, New York, 22. TRIPLES_Andrus, Texas, 5; Rios, Chicago, 5; Reddick, Oakland, 4; JWeeks, Oakland, 4; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 4; 13 tied at 3. HOME RUNS_Bautista, Toronto, 25; ADunn, Chicago, 24; Hamilton, Texas, 24; Encarnacion, Toronto, 22; Granderson, New York, 21; Ortiz, Boston, 21; AdJones, Baltimore, 19. PITCHING_MHarrison, Texas, 10-3; Darvish, Texas, 10-4; Price, Tampa Bay, 10-4; Sale, Chicago, 92; Nova, New York, 9-2; Sabathia, New York, 9-3; CWilson, Los Angeles, 9-4. STRIKEOUTS_Verlander, Detroit, 113; Scherzer, Detroit, 107; Darvish, Texas, 106; Sabathia, New York, 105; FHernandez, Seattle, 101; Sale, Chicago, 94; Shields, Tampa Bay, 93.

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Dykstra agrees to plead guilty LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra has agreed to plead guilty to three counts stemming from a bankruptcy fraud case in Los Angeles, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Dykstra will plead guilty to one count each of bankruptcy fraud, concealment of assets and money laundering, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office. Dykstra faces up to 20 years in federal prison. It's not immediately known when his next court date will be. Dykstra, who bought a mansion once owned by hockey star Wayne Gretzky, filed for bankruptcy three years ago.

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McClurg elected ST. MARYS — At the annual meeting of the JTD Hospital Foundation held on May 16, Michael McClurg was elected to the board of trustees. The foun- McClurg dation is the fundraising arm of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital and is an affiliate of the Grand Lake Health System. McClurg is the president of Forty Nine Degrees LLC in Coldwater. McClurg lives with his wife, Heather, and their four children in Minster. “We are excited to welcome Michael to the board. His past board experience includes Minster Civic Association, Darke County Hospice and the Auglaize and Mercer Counties YMCA. Michael knows and values the importance of Joint Township Hospital to this area and the many communities served by the Hospital,” said Karen Ryals, executive director. “Michael joins a strong and talented group of individuals who are raising funds to help support the care of our patients and we are looking forward to working with Michael to support the care our Hospital provides” said Dick Falkner, foundation chairman. “With Michael’s business expertise and concern for providing the best health care possible to our patients, his tenure on our board will be appreciated.”

Foundation gets funds CELINA — The Western Ohio Educational Foundation (WOEF) is celebrating its 50th year of incorporation. The foundation recently received a cash contribution from Knights of Columbus 1592 located in St. Marys. The St. Marys K of C offers two, $150 book scholarships to the WOEF Matching Scholarship program, which allows two students up to $300 per year to offset textbook and school supplies costs. Fred Shawhan, St. Marys K of C member, recently presented the check for the two K of C Book Scholarships to students Ashley HowellDues and Crystal Kohne, both of St. Marys. To find out more about WOEF scholarship program, log onto f.html.


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Celebrating the Fourth Many Independence Day events set BY RACHEL LLOYD

Wednesday and all will center around the area behind Sidney High School, with the eighth annual 4th of July Ice Cream Social beginning at 6 p.m. The event is organized by the Relay for Life team from the First Church of God on Campbell Road. New this year will be an inflatable jump house for the kids. A cornhole tournament will begin at 6 p.m. Other highlights include the Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker contest and a hot dog-eating contest. The cruise-in will begin at 6:30 p.m., and there will be music throughout the evening. In addition to the frozen custard provided by Culver’s, there will be a menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, soft drinks and water for sale. The Relay team also will be selling glow necklaces for the kids. All proceeds from the event go to Shelby County’s Relay for Life. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m., with the best seating behind Sidney High School and around the stadium.

The Independence Day holiday is just around the corner, but celebrations are already beginning. In fact, some of the best of the area’s holiday entertainment kicks off today, so if you can brave the infernal heat, you don’t have to wait to start your holiday frolicking.

Fort Loramie Fort Loramie’s annual Liberty Days festival begins today with carnival rides and the dunk tank (great day for it!) opening at 5 p.m. Featured events today are the team spelling bee, sports challenge, Miss Independence contest, turtle races and Free Rider in concert. Saturday features the Little Miss Independence contest, petting zoo, lots of kids’ activities, cow chip bingo, rides, more turtle races, a bean bag tournament and a performance by Tricky Dick and the Cover Ups. Of course, the biggest highlight of the evening will be the fireworks show, set to light up the sky beginning at 10:30 p.m. The festival continues through Sunday with a barbecue chicken dinner to open the day at noon. Featured events include the volleyball and dodgeball tournaments, performances from the Impulse Baton and Dance Studio and the Cheer Barn, a kids’ talent show, kiddie tractor pull, pet parade and raffle drawing.

New Knoxville New Knoxville’s Independence Day celebration begins today as well, with food and beer at 4 p.m. Today will include the library book sale, dunk tank, sawdust pile for the kids, cake wheel, freedom train, softball tournament, live music and live duck races. Much of the activity con-

Other area fireworks If all that’s not enough for you, the following are some other area fireworks disFor photo reprints, visit SDN File Photo/Luke Gronneberg plays scheduled: A MOTHER watches fireworks last year behind Sidney High Greenville — Tuesday, at School with her son. Fireworks will be presented in the same the Eagles on Shade Road at area again this year. dusk food, games and inflatable tinues through Saturday, Union City, Ind. — Tuesfun. A little miss pageant with the addition of such day, at dusk in Harter Park highlights as the Cub Scouts and car show highlight the Ansonia — Wednesday, at afternoon, followed by an flag ceremony, The Way Indusk evening of live music and ternational Choir, Little New Madison — Wednesthe grand fireworks show at day, at dusk League games, softball and 10 p.m. raffles. Wapakoneta — WednesA nondenominational The fireworks show is set day, 10:15 p.m., Auglaize to begin at 10 p.m. Saturday. church service will start off County Fairgrounds at the Sunday in Celina. A kickball closing of the St. Joe FestiCelina tournament and veterans val. Celina’s Freedom Days ceremony will be held in adSt. Henry — July 7, 10 also begin today, with food p.m. in town square as part and beer, as well as perform- dition to the regular activities. of the village’s 175th anances by Erastus and Musniversary celebration. tang Sally. Sidney Indian Lake — July 7, 10 Saturday starts off with a In Sidney, Independence p.m. at Oldfield Beach. fishing derby before all the Day celebrations will be

‘Hero Ride’ to honor those who serve, sacrifice PIQUA — Motorcycle riders love the freedom of the open road, so more miles should mean more to love in the annual Community Blood Center “Hero Ride” Awareness Poker Run July 8 through five of the Miami Valley’s most scenic northern counties, CBC officials said. The “Hero Ride” is again a patriotic, Independence Day tribute to all military members, emergency service workers and public safety officers, as well as blood donors. The theme of the ride is “honoring all heroes who give, serve and sacrifice for the sake of others.” New this year is a five-county route that begins in Piqua and finishes 100 miles later in Urbana. The starting point is Gover Harley Davidson, 1501 E. Ash St., Piqua, and the ride finishes at the Urbana Moose Lodge, 632 Mosgrove St., Urbana. The route is a scenic, back-roads trek through scenic sections of Miami, Darke, Shelby, Logan and Champaign counties, including a tour around Indian Lake. Stops are scheduled in Versailles, Jackson Center and Indian Lake. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. July 8, with first bike out at 11:30 a.m. and last bike out by 12:30 p.m. Last bike in is set for 4 p.m. at the Urbana Moose Lodge. Entry fee is $10 per rider and $10 per passenger. Riders and passengers must be age 18 or older to participate. Best hand wins the poker run competition. Riders will pick up a playing card at the start of the drive, at each scheduled stop, and at the finish in Urbana. Riders can purchase extra cards to sweeten their hand. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, free food and refreshments. For more information contact CBC representatives Judy Blankenship (937) 399-2611, ext. 3,; Kathy Pleiman, 295-3100,; or Dana Puterbaugh (937) 9972199,

July Fourth closings noted Some businesses and offices will be operating on reduced hours or closed for the Fourth of July holiday. City of Sidney offices are closed Wednesday, and there will be a one-day trash pickup delay for the remainder of the week. Municipal Court, County Commissioners, the Board of Elections, post offices, all county libraries, Senior Center, YMCA, Recycling Center, FISH of Shelby County, all area banks are all closed. For those running out for some last-minute barbecue supplies, Sidney’s Walmart, Kroger and Save-a-Lot will be open regular hours, while Sidney Foodtown will operate reduced hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Woody’s Market will be closed. Most area pharmacies will be open on the Fourth but operating on reduced hours. Bunny’s and the Medicine Shoppe will be closed. CVS store will be open regular hours with the pharmacy on reduced hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Walmart’s pharmacy will also be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Kroger pharmacy will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walgreen’s store will be open regular hours, 8 a.m to 10 p.m., but the pharmacy will be open reduced hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For other businesses and offices, it is recommended to call ahead or check online for operating hours on the holiday.

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