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Vol. 122 No. 132

Sidney, Ohio

July 4, 2012




95° 72° For a full weather report, turn to Page 12.


Area man fights Parkinson’s disease with physical therapy • Celbrities Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali have Parkinson’s disease. So does Don McAlexander, of Rosewood. He may not be as well known, but he’s fighting the disease with a physical therapy program that’s enabled him to lead a more normal life. 20

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Dorothy A. Miller • Terry Belt • Lilyan C. Walker, • Leona K. Bunker • Norma J. Purpus • Bonnie Hackley


Empty shelves need filled Agape loses 15,000 pounds of food during power outage Agape Distribution is appealing to Shelby County residents for donations to replace 15,000 pounds of food lost during Friday night’s power outage. Jeff McAtee, food pantry coordinator, said Monday most of the center’s refrigerated and frozen food items had be trucked to area farms as food for animals. Lost were milk, mashed potatoes, yogart, orange juice, ice cream and other desserts as well as chicken, hamburger, turkey ham and beef roasts. The center, which did not SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg regain electric power until For photo reprints, visit 5:30 p.m. Sunday, needs dona- JOSH HASSELBECK (left) and Danielle Zimmerman, both of Sidney, restock the freezer at the tions to restock its refrigera- Agape Distribution food pantry Tuesday. The pantry had to throw away its entire stock of See SHELVES/Page 2 frozen goods after being without power for an extended period of time after Friday’s storm.

DP&L, Pioneer continue to restore county power BY TOM BARNETT As Sidney and Shelby County residents continue to clean up after the weekend’s back-to-back violent storms, both Dayton Power & Light and Pioneer Rural Electric Cooperative report steady progress in restoring power.

DP&L said Monday afternoon the current number of customers without power is 20,000 and management anticipates 95 percent of the 175,000 customers impacted by Friday afternoon’s storm will have power restored by this evening. As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, there were still 260 DP&L cus-

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tomers in Shelby County without power. The company’s corporate communications office said conditions were complicated by Sunday evening’s line of severe storms that increased the number of outages to 52,000 despite power restoration efforts throughout the weekend.

A company spokesperson said the number of customers affected by Friday’s storm “is second only to Hurricane Ike in 2008 when 270,000 customers were affected by outages due to the hurricane’s winds. The utility says it has a total of 1,400 people focused See POWER/Page 9

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TODAY’S THOUGHT “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” — Attributed to Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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Stars ready to take the stage at Country Concert NEWPORT — Country Concert ‘12 kicks off Thursday for the three-day event. Taking the main stage Thursday will be Easton Corbin, then Justin Moore, with Eric Church as headliner for the evening. Friday’s lineup features headliners the Zac Brown Band, with special guests Blackberry Smoke and Sonia Leigh, preceded by Jake Owen and Hunter Hayes. Saturday,

Blake Shelton will wrap up the whole shebang, after Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Jerrod Niemann, Craig Campbell and Ashton Shepherd have had their time on the main stage. Eric Church signed to Capitol Records in 2006, and his debut album, “Sinners Like Me,” had three singles hit the top 20 on the Billboard country chart. These were “How ‘Bout You,” “Two Pink

Lines” and “Guys Like Me. His second album, “Carolina,” was released in 2009 and included his first top 10 hits, “Love Your Love the Most” and “Hell on the Heart.” His latest album, “Chief,” debuted at No. 1 on the charts, as did singles from that album “Drink in My Hand” and “Springsteen.” The American country, Southern rock, bluegrass, reggae and folk fusion Zac Brown

Band consists of Zac Brown, Jimmy DeMartini, John Driskel Hopkins, Coy Bowles, Chris Fryar, Clay Cook and Daniel de los Reyes. The band has released four albums, producing eight No. 1 singles: “Chicken Fried,” “Toes,” “Highway 20 Ride,” “Free,” “As She’s Walking Away,” “Colder Weather,” “Knee Deep” and “Keep Me in Mind.” Blake Shelton hit the counSee CONCERT/Page 2

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Not guilty plea entered by judge for defendent BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER A Sidney man accused of assaulting his lawyer appeared before Judge James Stevenson on Tuesday. Instead of holding the arraignment in the Shelby County Courthouse, court officials went to the Shelby County Jail to arraign Russell Gregory Dale Russell, 36, 806 1/2 S. Main Ave. The move was to keep the conditions controlled for safety reasons. Two Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies stood by as well as Sheriff John Lenhart as Russell appeared without an attorney. Stevenson entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Russell because Russell did not have legal representation. William Zimmerman Jr. of the Shelby County Public Defender’s Office was in the courtroom but told Stevenson that the office was disqualified to represent Russell because of a conflict of interest. One of the counts he is facing stems from the incident at the Sidney Municipal Court on June 27. Russell is charged with one count of intimidation of attorney, victim or witness, a felony of the third degree. The incident happened when Russell was appearing for charges stemming from a standoff at his home on June 26. Russell reportedly punched his lawyer, Heath H. Hegemann. Hegemann was representing Russell as a public defender. During the hearing on Tuesday, Russell asked Stevenson if he could enter the plea of not guilty by reason of insanity. According to Stevenson, Russell needs to discuss the matter with his attorney once one is appointed. It is not known who will represent Russell. The other 12 charges stem from the standoff with police which happened on June 26. 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. He is charged with felonious assault, a felony of the first degree. He


reportedly threw a sewing machine out of a second-story window at Sidney police officer Clarence Stephens. Russell also faces nine other counts of assault for his alleged actions that morning. He allegedly threw paint cans, a knife, scissors, refrigerator, various glass items and furniture down the stairwell at several officers. He is charged with one count of assault for each officer involved. All of the assault charges are felonies of the fourth degree. The officers he is accused of assaulting are Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Spicer, Sidney Police Officer James Jennings, Deputy Mike Martz, Deputy Jeff Morris, Piqua Police Officer and member of the Tactical Response Team Dave Thomas, Piqua Police Officer Marty Grove, Sidney Police Officer Jason Viapiano, Sidney Police Officer Sean Martin and Sidney Police Officer Clarence Stephens. He is also charged with vandalism, a felony of the fifth degree because during the incident on June 26, he reportedly trashed the apartment owned by Joe and Crystal Didier, causing damage to it in an amount greater than $1,000 but less than $7,500. The last charge on the indictment is harassment with bodily substance, a felony of the fifth degree. Russell allegedly threw a container of urine at Jennings. According to Lenhart, there are other charges pending for Russell. Russell reportedly threw a container of urine at corrections officers. He was served with a search warrant and is having his blood tested for any diseases that could be spread through contact with bodily fluid. As a result of his actions at the jail, his diet has been modified. He now receives two meals a day of blended vegetables. “The diet is two-fold,” said Lenhart. “For one thing, it’s disciplinary, and for another it protects our officers because the inmate cannot throw a metal tray or fill containers from their meals with urine and throw it at officers.” Lenhart continued that Russell is still receiving 2,800 calories a day and that the diet had been approved by a dietician. Russell’s bond was continued at $500,000 cash or surety.


Sheriff’s log Fire, rescue MONDAY -1:31 p.m.: tree down. A Shelby County Sheriff ’s deputy responded to the 100 block of Miami River Road where a tree had just fallen.

MONDAY -11:24 p.m.: lines down. Lockington Fire responded to 640 Miami Conservancy Road on a report of a tree in power lines. -6:40 p.m.: medical.


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Anna Rescue responded to the 12700 block of Lock Two Road on a medical call. -5:06 p.m.: accident. Anna Rescue responded to the intersection of East Mason Road and Thompson-Schiff Road on a report of a singlevehicle accident. Sidney paramedics also responded and extricated a person from the vehicle. Details of the accident have not yet been released. -4 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue, PerryPort-Salem Rescue and Jackson Center Rescue responded to the 12700 block of Lock Two Road on a medical call. -10:31 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to a medical call in the 5100 block of Baisinburg Road. -9:42 a.m.: medical. Houston Rescue responded to the 9700 block of Greenville Road for a medical call.

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TOM FRANKS, (l-r) of Fayette, reattaches a cover that came off a string of lights Tuesday as he finishes setting up his campsite in preparation for Country Concert. Watching him are his nephew Kevin Franks, of Pioneer, his son Logan Franks, 17, and Alec Hylander, 17, both of Fayette. Logan Franks is the son of Marcia Franks. Hylander is the son of Chris and Roy Fayette.

COUNTRY try music scene hard, with his debut single “Austin,” spending five weeks at No. 1 and his self-titled debut album went gold. His second and third albums followed suit. In all, he has released six studio albums, three extended plays and two compilation albums, with 17 singles on the country charts, including 11 No. 1 singles. Justin Moore has released two albums with Big Machine Records and had six singles make the charts, including the No. 1 singles “Small Town USA” and “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” Easton Corbin released his self-titled debut album in March 2010 and saw two No. 1 hits from it, “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It.” His second album, “All Over the Road,” is due to be released Sept. 18. Jake Owen made his debut with the album “Startin’ with Me” in 2005, and its three released singles all hit the top 20. His second album, “Easy Does It,” was released in 2009, and the third, whose title track “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” became his first No. 1, was released in 2011. The album also hit No. 1 on the U.S. country charts. Hunter Hayes is just 20 years old, but he already has five studio albums under his belt. He was on national television at age 4 and received his first guitar, from actor Robert Duvall, at age 6. At age 16, he graduated high school. Now signed with Atlantic Records, two singles have been released from his self-titled album. He was nominated by the Academy of Country Music Awards for Best New

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Artist and for the CMT Music Awards as USA Breakthrough Video of the Year. Luke Bryan has made three albums with Capitol Records, two of which hit No. 2 on the U.S. country charts and his latest, “Tailgates & Tanlines,” hit No. 1. He has had four No. 1 singles: “Rain is a Good Thing,” “Someone Else Calling You Baby,” “I Dn’t Want This Night to End” and “Drunk on You.” In 2010, he won the Academy of Country Music Awards for Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Artist, as well as the CMT Music Award for USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year. He also won Video of the Year: Male at the 2012 CMT Music Awards for “I Don’t Want This Night to End.” Sara Evans released her debut album, “Three Chords and the Truth,” on RCA Records in 1997. She has followed that with five more original albums and five compilation albums, that have brought her five No. 1

singles. Along the way, she has picked up eight major music awards, including Billboard’s Best Country New Artist Video of the Year in 1997 and the Academy of Country Music Top Female Vocalist in 2006. Jerrod Niemann has three studio albums to his name, including two independent albums. Since signing with Arista Records in 2010, he has released a No. 1 single on the country music charts, “Lover, Lover.” His latest album, “Free the Music,” is due to be released Oct. 2. Craig Campbell released his debut self-titled album with Bigger Picture Music Group in April 2011, and his debut single, “Family Man,” made the top 20 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Ashton Shepherd broke into the top 20 with her third single, “Look It Up,” which was on her second album, “Where Country Grows.” The album itself charted at No. 11.

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Salem Twp. 1 Seat • Franklin Twp. 1 Seat • Van Buren Twp. 1 Seat Perry Twp. 1 Seat • Orange Twp. 1 Seat • Jackson Twp. 1 Seat Turtle Creek Twp. 1 Seat • Dinsmore Twp. 1 Seat • Green Twp. 1 Seat Section 1. The annual election of directors shall be held at the office of the Secretary of the Society at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on the last day of the fair from the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The president of each society shall appoint three judges and two clerks who are members of the society, but not candidates for election of the directors of the society and to declare the results thereof. Section 2. The said election shall be by ballot, said ballot must be marked with an X opposite the name of each candidate voted for, otherwise the name will not be counted. Section 3. Only persons 18 years of age, holding membership certificates (including lifetime membership certificates) on the date and hour of the election may vote. Permit no member of a society to vote by proxy. Section 4. Membership ticket holders must declare their candidacy for the office of director of the Society by filing with the Secretary of the Society, a petition signed by ten or more members of the Society, who are residents of Shelby County. The secretary will date and time the said petition. Said petition must be filed at least by 12:00 noon seven days prior to the annual election of directors is held. Only regularly nominated candidates who have met with the filing requirements will be eligible for election as a director. Members have a right to vote for the candidate running for the director in the society from the township in which the member resides. Section 5. The term office of the retiring directors shall expire and that of the directors-elect shall begin on the last Saturday of October or until their successors are elected and qualified. Section 6. Persons wishing to vote must present a current membership card before voting privilege can be exercised. Membership card must show township in which the voter resides and signature of the holder. The clerks of election shall register the names of all persons voting and tally the count. Section 7. In case any election results in a tie vote, the director shall be determined by a flip of a coin. 2296553


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SHELVES From Page 1 tors and freezers. “We need all sorts of items,” McAtee said. “Residents able to help us my call 498-4368 or 726-7170 to arrange pickup or bring donations to the center at 209 Brooklyn Ave. in Sidney.” The need is critical since many area families depend on the distribution center for food.

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Monday’s scheduled meeting of the Sidney Recreation Board was canceled for lack of a quorum. The board’s next meeting will be Aug. 6 at 4:15 p.m.


PIQUA — Terry Belt, 66, of 123 S. Roosevelt Ave., Piqua, died at the VA Hospital in Dayton, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 12:30 a.m. He was born Dec. 15, 1945, the son of Robert and Mildred (Tucker) Belt, who preceded him in death. He had three brothers who also preceded him in death: Robert “Bobby” Jr. in 1962, Mark in 2000, and Tracy in 2005. Survivors include a daughter, Ginger Elsass, of Port Jefferson; four grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and nine brothers and sisters: Melvin (Dora) Belt, of Aurora, Colo.; Carla (Bill) Thornton, of Georgia;

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Randy (Janet) Belt, Bruce (Rita) Belt, and Tod Belt, all of Sidney; Penny McElrath, of West Virginia; Lisa Wilson, of Carlisle; Tim (Vicky) Belt, of Anna; and Melanie Bausom, of Indianapolis, Ind. He has many nieces and nephews. He loved spending time with his family. He loved doing jigsaw puzzles, reading, darts and pool. Terry was a 1965 graduate of Anna High School. He served in the Army. He was a Vietnam veteran. Graveside services with military honors were held at the Dayton National Cemetery on June 29, 2012.

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Sidney City Council’s July work session sched- • Beautify & Protect uled Monday night was • Prevent & canceled for lack of a Treat quorum. Disease Council’s first legisla- • Revive Ailing tive meeting of the Trees month will be held July Area Tree 9 at 6:30 p.m.

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PIQUA — Lilyan C. Walker, 95, formerly of 1047 Broadway St., died at 12:35 a.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2012. A service to honor her life will be held on Friday at the Cyrene Church. A.M.E. Arrangements are being handled through Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua.

Dorothy A. Miller, 90, of Sidney, and formerly of New Knoxville, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012, at 2:40 a.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney. She was born on Sept. 23, 1921, in Auglaize County, near Wapakoneta. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Anna (Julian) Katter. On Sept. 9, 1946, she married Willis H. Miller, who died on Dec. 28, 2001. Survivors include her daughter Karen (John) Vornholt, of Sidney; grandchildren; Wayne (Amanda) Vornholt ,of Lansing, Kan., Brad (Meredith) Vornholt, of San Francisco, Calif.,. and Stephanie (Mark) Opitz of Pittsburgh, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Chloe Vornholt, of Lansing, Kan., and Lauren and Chris Opitz, of Pittsburgh; and her sister Betty Bushong, of Lima. Preceding her in death was her brother Hugh Katter. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Christian Family Fellowship of Tipp City and of the First United Church of Christ in New Knoxville. She was a member of the Public Employee Retirees Inc. of Ohio and was active with the Sidney/Shelby County Blue Star Military Support Group. She was a 1939 graduate of the former Blume High School of Wapakoneta and graduated from the Northwest-

Business ern College of Lima. She retired in 1984 from the Auglaize County Courthouse, where she had been a court reporter. During World War II, she was employed at the Lima Tank Plant and she and her husband spent their years together working the land and caring for their animals on their family farm. She was faithful to God and loved to read her Bible. She enjoyed planting and nurturing her flower gardens, spending time with and taking pictures of her family. She was an avid letter writer and was dedicated to sending letters or cards each and every week to her family and friends. services Funeral will be on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the GilbergHartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen with Pastor Tonya Shroyer officiating. Burial will be in the Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville. Calling hours will be on Friday, July 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home and on Saturday from 10 until the time of the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy Love Memorial Fund or to the Wilson Home Health and Hospice. Condolences may be left at the funeral home’s w e b s i t e ,

Bonnie Hackley BOTKINS — Bonnie Hackley, 64, of 103 E. South St., passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 at 4:10 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She was born on Feb. 3, 1948, in Adams County, the daughter of the late Elbert and Elizabeth (Blair) Bennington. In August of 1973, she was married to Clayton Hackley who preceded her in death. Bonnie is survived by her two children, Heiddi Wilson and husband Ric, of Minster, and Gary Hackley, of Botkins; three grandchildren, Raina, Nikki and Haven Wilson; three siblings, Nancy Guthrie and husband Donald, Dan Bennington and wife Lillian, and Steve Bennington and wife Teri, all three of Cincinnati. Mrs. Hackley worked at the Copeland Corp. for 36 years until retiring in

2007. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed taking care of her family and loved to cook. Most of all, she enjoyed the time that she spent with her grandchildren. She will be loved and missed by her family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with the Rev. Philip K. Chilcote officiating. Burial will follow at Woodstock Cemetery in Woodstock. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Hackley family at the funeral home’s website,

Leona K. Bunker Leona K. Bunker, 88, of deSidney, parted this life to claim her reward in heaven at 1:15 a.m., on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at her home. She was born Oct. 20, 1923, on the Regula Family Farm near Sante Fe. She was the daughter of the late Clarence and Della (Zweibel) Regula. On June 18, 1944, Leona married Russell C. Bunker who died Oct. 30, 2005. Leona was also preceded in death by her David Russell son, Bunker who died Sept. 16, 1960. Leona is survived by four children, Trish and Jim Stegall, of Fort Worth, Texas, John and Mary Bunker, of Milford, N.J., Jim and Cuilain Leung, of Campbell, Calif., and Mike and Angie Bunker, of Sidney; and special daughter, Terri Bunker, of Denver, Colo. Leona is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia and Norman Klopfenstein, of Jackson Center; and a sister-in-law, Patricia and Jerry McVay of Columbus. Leona is also survived by many nieces and nephews who will miss her dearly along with her longtime friend, Emma Snavely. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Knief and Lucille Klopfenstein; and one brother, Leroy Regula. Leona met Russell when they both worked at the Stolle Corporation in 1943. After they married and as their children entered school, Leona worked at the Sidney Daily News while they were still located

downtown and later went on to work at Lynn’s S t a m p News/Coin World. Leona’s life centered around her involvement with a variety of activities at the Sidney First United Methodist Church. Her ministry included, rocking babies in the nursery, member of the Blanche Wilhide Circle, many years of cooking at the Tar Hollow Youth Camp, United Methodist Women and other various activities and committees. Leona was a past president of the FISH organization and loved to cook and volunteer at the Alpha Center on Tuesday evenings. Leona enjoyed making cookies for her grandchildren, playing cards with her sisters every Wednesday, time spent with family and, of course, mowing her grass. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Sidney First United Methodist Church in Sidney, with the Rev. Barbara Staley officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Graceland Cemetery. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Funeral Tangeman Home in Sidney on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alpha Center, 330 E. Court St., Sidney, OH 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Bunker family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at www.salm-mcgillandtangeman.

Norma J. Purpus MINSTER — Norma J. Purpus, 85, of North Garfield Street, died at 6:11 a.m., on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at her residence. She was born Dec. 11, 1926, in Minster, to the late Julius and Nora (Ritter) Woehrmyer. She married Theodore “Ted” Purpus on April 12, 1947, at St. Augustine Church in Minster. He preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 2007. She is survived by her children, Nancy and Tim Jay, Don Purpus, and Jay and Renee Purpus, all of Minster; grandchildren, Holly, Russell, Andrew, Amy, Bryan, Matt, Sarah, Craig and Benjamin; adopted family, Jeff and Ruth Bitler, and their children Daniel and Nicole, all of Minster; and brother-inlaw, Thomas Purpus, of Anderson, Ind. She was preceded in death by daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Lyndel Belcher; and brothers and sister, Russell and Irma (Feldman) Woehrmyer, Vera and Harold Dorsten, and Earl and Phyllis

Woehrmyer. She was a member of St. Augustine C a t h o l i c Church, Minster, where she was a lay distributor, lector and a CCD Teacher. She was also a founding member of the F.J. Stallo Library Board, the C.L. of C, St. Monica’s Rosary Alter Sodality, the Minster Historical Society, Ladies Bridge Marathon and Minster Athletic Booster of the Year. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Rev. Rick Nieberding, celebrant. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster from 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 to 9 a.m. on Monday. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Minster Area Life Squad and Grand Lake Hospice. Condolences may be made at

Commissioners approve payment Shelby County commissioners met briefly Tuesday to approve a final payment of $164,819.64 for the Hardin-Wapakoneta Road widening project. The project contractor is VTS Excavating of Celina. Commissioners also advanced funds of $5,000 to Shelby County Common Pleas Court for expenses until grant money is received.


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Jury awards $400,000 to Shelby County native BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER

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Century Farm damaged An Ohio Century Farm, 38 State Route 66, Piqua, owned by Bill Patterson, just north of the Miami/Shelby County line sustained heavy damage from high winds last weekend. Built in 1898, the historic barn, which has remained in the Patterson family for more than a century, is at risk of being torn down if it is determined to not be cost effective to fix. “The jury is still out,” Patterson said. “I hate to see it, but sometimes it just costs more to fix.” Carpenters are in the process of evaluating the structure. Patterson said he began preserving the barn in 1995 and in 2006 installed a new roof. He estimated the damage at approximately $90,000 to $100,000.

Local funeral home director killed in I-75 accident LEWISBURG — Troopers from the Dayton post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash on Interstate 70 Monday night that claimed the life of a Covington man. Geary E. Fraley, 56, of Covington, was killed in the accident, which occurred at 7:39 p.m. Monday westbound on I-70 at Lewisburg, Preble County, according to an OSP news release. All vehicles were driving in the right lane,

the release said. Fraley was driving a 2001 black Ford Windstar when the accident occurred. Others involved in the accident, but who survived, include Yvonne Smith, 52, of Oklahoma, operating a 2010 Freightliner Columbia; Calvin Dietz, 62, of Shelby, operating a 2007 International conventional truck; and Michael Settle, 57, of Coldwater, Miss., operating a 2001

Freightliner Columbia. The news release said a prior injury crash had traffic slowed in the area. Both westbound and eastbound lanes of I-70 were shut down following the incident. No more information was available, and the crash remains under investigation, a dispatcher said. Fraley and his wife, Ada, purchased the Stocker Fraley funeral homes in Covington and Bradford in 1997.

Utility urges customers to reduce power COLUMBUS (AP) — Thousands of Ohioans remained without power Tuesday more than four days after a punishing storm ripped across the central and southwest

parts of the state, and one utility warned it might have to knock some people off the power grid if usage didn’t temporarily decline. American Electric

Power-Ohio urged customers to raise the thermostat on their air conditioners a few degrees, turn off lights and wait to do dishes and laundry until after 7 p.m.

Following a five-day civil trial in the Shelby County Common Pleas Court, a jury awarded more than $400,000 to a Los Angeles, Calif. man with ties to Shelby County. Scott A. Snapp, of Los Angeles, Calif., has a home at 18894 McCloskey School Road and had hired Castlebrook Builders Inc., and Stephen M. Kappeler, 1003 Nicklin Ave., Piqua, for home improvement work and additions to the home. Attorneys Tim Sell and Breann M. Zickafoose represented Snapp and Joshua S. Albright and Scott A. Kelly, represented Kappeler and Castlebrook Builders, Inc. According to Snapp, the original estimate for the property was supposed to be $520,000 but ended up at $1,318,214. “Over a period of time he kept charging more and more and more,” said Snapp. “Construction started on this house on May 14, 2008, and was supposed to be done by October or November of 2008. I was finally able to move in in mid July of 2009.” Snapp hired a specialist who spent more than 200 hours and looked at 5,000 documents pertaining to the home and repairs. According to Snapp, Castlebrook Builders had charged for six stoves, five dishwashers, enough gravel to build a one mile road and enough lumber to build two houses among other expenses. “We found they were double, triple and quadruple billing me,” said Snapp. “The Piqua Lumber bill should have been $83,000 but I was billed $281,000.”

The case was turned over to the jurors on Monday at 5:20 p.m. and the verdict was returned by 8:25 p.m. The jury came back with a verdict against Castlebrook Builders Inc. and Kappeler, for violations of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, fraud and unlawful enrichment. The jury awarded Snapp $332,000 in compensatory damage, $10,000 on each of the three counts against Kappeler, plus court costs and attorneys fees, as well as $44,000 bill from Lochard. In the original suit, Snapp had asked for $850,000 in compensatory damages, but Snapp said the judgment was fair. “The jury was amazing,” said Snapp. “They sat through so many facts and figures. It was very intensive and they made financial and personal sacrifices.” It is not known if criminal charges will be filed against Kappeler and Castlebrook Builders Inc., but it is something Snapp said they were looking into. After this experience, Snapp said he has learned a lot. “Never do business without a contract no matter what they say to you and have an attorney go over it and read over it,” said Snapp. “There are all kinds of things that people can do to take advantage of you and I don’t want this man to keep doing business and I don’t want this to happen to someone else.” Snapp lives in Los Angeles, Calif., but maintains a residence in Shelby County. He grew up in Shelby County and was a 1966 Sidney High School graduate. He is a singer/songwriter and performs in Los Angeles, Calif., Chicago, Ill., and New York City, N.Y. Calls to Stephen M. Kappeler were unanswered.

Obama to visit Ohio Thursday COLUMBUS (AP) — Barack President Obama’s schedule calls for ice cream and grassroots campaigning in a Thursday bus tour across northern Ohio. His campaign says he will begin his Ohio trip in Maumee, near Toledo, at the Wolcott House

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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY Today is Wednesday, July 4, the 186th day of 2012. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. On this date: ■ In 1802, the United States Military Academy officially opened at West Point, N.Y. ■ In 1831, the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, died in New York City at age 73. ■ In 1862, English mathematician and clergyman Charles L. Dodgson (“Lewis Carroll”) began devising the story of Alice in Wonderland for his young friend Alice Pleasance Liddell and her sisters during a boating trip. ■ In 1872, the 30th president of the United States, Calvin Coolidge, was born in Plymouth, Vt. ■ In 1912, the 48-star American flag, recognizing New Mexico statehood, was adopted. A train wreck near Corning, N.Y., claimed 39 lives. ■ In 1939, Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees delivered his famous farewell speech in which he called himself “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.” ■ In 1942, Irving Berlin’s musical review “This Is the Army” opened at the Broadway Theater in New York. ■ In 1959, America’s 49star flag, recognizing Alaskan statehood, was officially unfurled. ■ In 1960, America’s 50star flag, recognizing Hawaiian statehood, was officially unfurled. ■ In 1976, Israeli commandos raided Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing almost all of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by pro-Palestinian hijackers. ■ In 1982, the space shuttle Columbia concluded its fourth and final test flight with a smooth landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Heavy metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne married his manager, Sharon Arden, in Maui, Hawaii. ■ In 1987, Klaus Barbie, the former Gestapo chief known as the “Butcher of Lyon,” was convicted by a French court of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison (he died in September 1991). Ten years ago: A gunman opened fire at Israel’s El Al ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport, killing two people; gunman Hesham Mohamed Hadayet was shot dead by an El Al guard. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., leader of the famed all-black Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and the first black general in the Air Force, died in Washington D.C. at age 89. Winnifred Quick Van Tongerloo, a survivor of the Titanic sinking, died in East Lansing, Mich., at age 98.


Kangaroo hops down highway PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Startled drivers weren’t seeing things — it really was a kangaroo hopping down the highway in Washington state. The meandering marsupial nearly caused a couple of accidents Saturday and police responded, keeping the ‘roo off the road while its owner tracked it down and caught it with help from friends. KNDO reports owner lives in an area of the state where it’s legal to own exotic pets. The Franklin County resident also has a zebra.

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America’s beloved ‘sheriff’ dies BY MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Andy Griffith, who made homespun Southern wisdom his trademark as the wise sheriff in “The Andy Griffith Show” and the rumpled defense lawyer in “Matlock,” died Tuesday. He was 86. Griffith died about 7 a.m. at his coastal home, Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie said in a statement. “Mr. Griffith passed away this morning at his home peacefully and has been laid to rest on his beloved Roanoke Island,” Doughtie told The Associated Press, reading from a family statement. The family will release further information, the sheriff said. He had suffered a heart attack and underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2000. Griffith’s career spanned more than a half-century on stage, film and television, but he would always be best known as Sheriff Andy Taylor in the television show set in a North Carolina town not too different from Griffith’s own hometown of Mount Airy, N.C. Griffith set the show in the fictional town of Mayberry, N.C., where Sheriff Taylor was the dutiful nephew who ate pickles that tasted like kerosene because they were made by his loving Aunt Bee, played by the late Frances Bavier. He was a widowed father who offered gentle guidance to son Opie, played by Ron Howard, who grew up to

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THIS UNDATED file image originally released by Viacom shows cast members from “The Andy Griffith Show,” (l-r) Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife, Ron Howard as Opie Taylor and Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor. Griffith, whose homespun mix of humor and wisdom made “The Andy Griffith Show” an enduring TV favorite, died Tuesday in Manteo, N.C. He was 86. become the Oscar-winning director of “A Beautiful Mind.” Don Knotts was the goofy Deputy Barney Fife, while Jim Nabors joined the show as Gomer Pyle, the unworldly, lovable gas pumper. On “Matlock,” which aired from 1986 through 1995, Griffith played a cagey Harvardeducated defense attorney who was Southern-bred and -mannered with a practice in Atlanta. In his rumpled seersucker suit in a steamy courtroom (air conditioning would have spoiled the mood), Matlock could toy with a witness and tease out a confession like a folksy Perry Mason. The character — law-abiding, fatherly and lovable —

was much like Sheriff Andy Taylor with silver hair and a shingle. In a 2007 interview with The Associated Press, Griffith said “The Andy Griffith Show,” which initially aired from 1960 to 1968, was seen somewhere in the world every day. A reunion movie, “Return to Mayberry,” was the top-rated TV movie of the 1985-86 season. “The Andy Griffith Show” was a loving portrait of the town where few grew up but many wished they did — a place where all foibles are forgiven and friendships are forever. Villains came through town and moved on, usually changed by their stay in Mayberry. That was all a credit to Griffith, said Craig Fincannon,

who met Griffith in 1974. “I see so many TV shows about the South where the creative powers behind it have no life experience in the South,” Fincannon said. “What made ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ work was Andy Griffith himself — the fact that he was of this dirt and had such deep respect for the people and places of his childhood. A character might be broadly eccentric, but the character had an ethical and moral base that allowed us to laugh with them and not at them. And Andy Griffith’s the reason for that.” Griffith’s career included stints on Broadway, notably “No Time for Sergeants”; movies such as Elia Kazan’s “A Face in the Crowd”; and records. He was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts Hall of Fame in 1992 and in 2005, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of the country’s highest civilian honors. “The Andy Griffith Show” was one of only three series in TV history to bow out at the top of the ratings. (The others were “I Love Lucy” and “Seinfeld.”) Griffith said he decided to end it “because I thought it was slipping, and I didn’t want it to go down further.” When asked in 2007 to name his favorite episodes, the ones atop Griffith’s list were the shows that emphasized Knotts’ character. Griffith and Knotts had become friends while performing in “No Time for Sergeants,” and remained so until Knotts’ death in 2006 at 81.

Rifts splits Syria’s opposition CAIRO (AP) — Syrian opposition groups struggled to form a united leadership Tuesday at a meeting in Cairo that exposed the vast disagreements that have prevented them from effectively leading the uprising against President Bashar Assad. The conference ended late Tuesday with an agreement on two documents, both of them vague. One provides a general outline to guide the opposition through a transitional period, while the other lays out the fundamental principles envisioned for a post-Assad Syria. The delegates agreed in general terms on support for the Free Syrian Army, the dis-

solution of the ruling Baath Party and the exclusion of Assad or other senior regime figures from a place in the transition. But they failed to reach an agreement on forming a unified body to represent the opposition. Arguments were rife among the roughly 250 conference participants over key questions, including whether to ask for foreign military intervention to halt the violence and what role religion would play in a post-Assad Syria. In other developments Tuesday, Assad told a Turkish newspaper that he regretted that Syria shot down a Turkish warplane last month, and

a U.S.-based human rights group said the Damascus regime was running a network of torture centers across the country, citing victims’ accounts of beatings, sexual assaults and electric shocks. Opposition group members interviewed at the Cairo conference by The Associated Press brought into sharp relief their vast disagreements on issues not addressed in the draft charter, suggesting it papered over the divisions that have prevented them from presenting a united front to the international community. “It’s very dangerous at this point,” said Abdel-Aziz alKhayyar, who spent 14 years in Syrian prisons and is now

part of the Syrian National Coordination Body. “If we fail to unify as the opposition, it is the greatest gift to the regime.” Since the March 2011 start of the uprising that activists say has killed about 14,000 people, Syrian exiles have organized scores of organizations to collect aid, distribute information and lobby the international community. But all along, infighting has hampered their ability to court international support. And most groups are led by exiles who have lived outside Syria for years or decades, giving them little credibility with activists inside the country.

Soldier fights to recover after losing limbs in Aghanistan BY MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press VASSAR, Mich. (AP) — Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills served two deployments to Afghanistan without suffering anything close to a major injury. Then, in a second, everything changed. On patrol during his third tour in April, Mills put his bag down on an improvised explosive device, which tore through the decorated high school athlete’s muscular 6foot-3 frame. Within 20 seconds of the IED explosion, a fast-working medic affixed tourniquets to all four of Mills’ limbs to ensure he wouldn’t bleed to death. “I was yelling at him to get away from me,” Mills remembers. “I told him to leave me alone and go help my guys. “And he told me: ‘With all due respect, Sgt. Mills, shut up. Let me do my job.’” The medic was able to save Mills’ life but not his limbs. Today, the 25-year-old Mills is a quadruple amputee, one of only five servicemen from any military branch to have survived such an injury during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Maria Tolleson, a spokeswoman at U.S. Army Medical Command. And

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IN AN undated photo provided by the Mills family, Travis Mills is seen in his hospital bed with his wife Kelsey and daughter Chloe at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Mills served two deployments to Afghanistan without a major injury, and then is a second an IED explosion changed everything. Today the 25-year-old is a quadruple amputee, one of only five servicemen from any military branch to have survived such an injury during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is recovering and describes his situation plainly: I just had a bad day at work. His family — especially his wife, Kelsey — admires him for that. instead of serving alongside his unit, he has been spending his days based at Walter Reed Medical Center, working on rehabilitation after the accident that dramatically altered

the trajectory of his life. Mills doesn’t dwell on that. Sitting in his hospital bed, he describes his situation plainly: “I just had a bad day at work.” His family — especially his

wife, Kelsey — admires him for that. “I think he’s Superman. I really do,” she said. “It’s amazing to see just how lucky he is. I mean, he’s the luckiest unlucky guy.” Mills’ recovery is expected to last at least a year. Already, there have been victories: A procedure performed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center alleviated the excruciating phantom limb pains Mills was experiencing in the first weeks he was stateside. He approaches each therapy session methodically, practically. “There’s no reason to sit here and look out the window and feel sorry for myself,” Mills told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from Walter Reed. “It happened. I can’t change the fact that it happened. I can’t turn back time.” At Walter Reed, Mills is doing exercises designed to make his body leaner while strengthening his core, hip flexors, pectorals and shoulders. He bounces on a trampoline, trying to execute 90-degree turns with his torso. “There’s nothing I really don’t like (about PT), except I can’t do two-a-days yet,” Mills jokes.


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This Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • GriefShare, a recovery seminar and support group, meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Life Center, 101 W. Pearl St., Wapakoneta. All adults experiencing grief are welcome. Call (937) 693-6251 for more information.

Thursday Morning • Super Star Storytime takes place at the New Bremen Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for children 6 and under who can sit independently of parent.

Thursday Afternoon • Shelby County Toastmasters meets at noon at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Ed Trudeau at 498-3433 or or visit the website at • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • The Highly Recommended Book Club will meet at the New Bremen Public Library at 1 p.m.

Thursday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St. • Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at 7 p.m. in the Emmons Conference Room at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. For more information, call Lu Ann Presser at 497-6542. • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street meets at 7:30 p.m.

Friday Morning • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155. • Stories and freezepops are at the Francis J. Stallo Library in Minster from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Children under 4 must be accompanied by an adult. • Storytime takes place at the New Bremen Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for children 6 and under who can sit independently of parent.

Friday Afternoon • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited.Friday Evening • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 548-9006. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St.

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Mass of rededication Archbishop Dennis Schnurr (center), of Cincinnati, celebrates a Mass rededicating Holy Angels Church recently. Concelebrants included current and past pastors of the Catholic congregation. Pictured from left are the Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer, current pastor; the Rev. Daniel Hess, parochial vicar and assistant pastor; the Rev. Glen Perin, past pastor; Schnurr; the Rev. Gerald Bensman, past pastor; the Rev. James O’Connor, past pastor; and Deacon John Holthaus. Schmitmeyer, Hess, O’Connor and Holthaus are from Sidney. Bensman and Perin are from West Milton. Participants not pictured were Deacon Philip Myers, of Sidney, and seminarian Alex Witt, of Cincinnati. Holy Angels was built in 1891 under the guidance of the Rev. Francis Quatman. It was consecrated May 15, 1892, by Archbishop Elder.



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Academy and is employed by Sidney Kroger. She hopes to teach in Allison Smith, of Sid- Liberia, Africa. ney, has graduated from Ohio University in Mom/baby Athens. group at UVMC S h e TROY — A Mom and was preBaby Get Together supsented port group for breastwith a feeding mothers is Bachelor offered weekly at Upper of Science Valley Medical Center. in educaThe meetings tion durSmith are 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the i n g Farmhouse northwest of ceremonies June 9. Smith is the daughter the main hospital enof Joyce Smith, of Sidney, trance. The meetings are and the late Bruce facilitated by the lactaSmith. She is a graduate tion department. Particiof Sidney Christian pants can meet other

moms, share about being a new mother and learn more about breastfeeding and their babies. The group will meet Fridays in July. For information, call (937) 440-4906.

Copeland retirees to meet Local 725 Copeland Retirees will meet at the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park at 11:30 a.m., July 11, for a picnic lunch. If it rains, the meeting will be at the union hall on County Road 25A. All retirees and spouses are welcome.

TEENS: Summer is here and chances are t h a t y o u might be attending a party or two. T h e key to ’Tween mixing w e l l 12 & 20 w i t h Dr. Robert t h e Wallace guests is indulging in polite social chitchat known as small talk. According to Joyce Anisman-Saltman, a college professor and therapist who teaches communication skills, it’s not uncommon for teens to feel uncomfortable about chatting with people they don’t know. However, she also notes that it is really quite simple to learn how to make small talk. So what’s the key? “Any good conversationalist will tell you the secret of the art is in asking questions. The best icebreaking questions are based on subjects at hand,” she reveals. “So if you meet a guy at a party standing by the punch bowl,” she suggests, “Ask him how he likes the punch.” Be a good observer, she advises. Notice what’s interesting about the person or what’s happening around you, and you’ll think of obvious questions with which to start your conversation. Basically, almost any topic can get a dialogue going.

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• Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Port Jefferson, 9 to 11 a.m. Dear Heloise: Maybe I’m • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, the only cook who doesn’t in Maplewood, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. know the answer to this Saturday Evening question, but I doubt it. I • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Check- hope you will depart from mates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy your usual very helpful Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are hints to give me some muchwelcome. For more information, call 497-7326. needed information. Recipes • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday frequently list citrus zest, Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran usually lemon or orange. I Church, 120 W. Water St. feel sure that there is some • The Catholic Adult Singles Club meets in Port- kind of special tool for obland, Ind., for a house party and meeting. For information, call (419) 678-8691.

taining this ingredient. A normal grater does not work well at all. Where would one go, and what exactly would one ask for? — Jimmie S., Garland, Texas Jimmie, you are lucky, because there is a tool that is available to zest citrus fruits called a zester/peeler. You should be able to find

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

Monday Evening • Shelby County Girl Scout Leaders Service Unit 37 meets at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW. • The American Legion Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at the Post Home on Fourth Avenue. • Diabetic support group meets at 7 p.m. in conference room one of the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen.Tuesday Morning



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Rehmert, now retired, volunteers in Savannah BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN Former Sidney civic leader Charlotte Rehmert is one of those retired people who can’t figure out how they ever had time to work. Now living in Savannah, Ga., she was executive director of the Shelby County United Way from 1991 to 2002. “That was the best professional experience of my lifetime,” she said during a visit recently. “My fondness for Sidney and Shelby County … and the Shelby County United Way will always be some of my fondest memories.” She left the United Way Sept. 6, 2002, to assume the directorship of the Chatham County (Ga.) Department of Family and Children’s Services. There, she oversaw services including welfare, child and adult protection, foster care and adoption. “It was fun to work with foster parents — also to see children returned to their parents,” Rehmert said. The agency dealt with 250 children each year and handled 200 investigative reports each month. She retired in 2007. In Georgia she has served on the ChathamSavannah Homeless Authority board, the Salvation Army board, the Safety Net for the Uninsured, the W.W. Law Foundation board, Youth Futures Authority, Step-Up Savannah Poverty Reduction Streeing Committee, First City Network board, Georgia Regional Hospital Advisory Council, of which she was chairwoman, and theKidsNet Savannah Oversight Council.

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CHARLOTTE REHMERT (right), of Savannah, Ga., leads a group through the Davenport House Museum in Savannah. Rehmert recently joined its leadership committee. But her favorite volunteer position has been docent of the Davenport House, an historical museum home in Savannah. She recently joined its leadership committee. “It is a privilege and honor to work on behalf of such a Savannah landmark,” she said. “I have been a docent for five years. As an old history teacher, it is a passion that I have pursued vigorously. The Davenport House Museum and the saving of this historic house built in 1815-1820 was the beginning of the Historic Savannah Foundation efforts to preserve Savannah’s landmark historic district.” Rehmert plans to assist in strategic planning and fundraising for the organization, which maintains the house built by Isaiah Davenport, a Savannah

contractor. It has been restored three times. Rehmert has traveled to Yorkshire, England, to revisit the place where her two sons were born. And she has just returned from a trip to the Sonoma and Napa valleys of California with high school friends following a 50th class reunion. She comes back to Ohio often to visit her sons and her grandchildren who live in Troy. She hopes area residents will journey her direction and stop at the Davenport House Museum. “I get excited each time I take folks through the home,” Rehmert said. “This has given me the greatest satisfaction of my volunteer life. I surely hope when folks come to Savannah from Sidney, they’ll come see us.”

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Dayton museum offers military free admission DAYTON — The Dayton Art Institute (DAI) has announced that it will take part in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America, to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day 2012. “Our military personnel and their families have given — and continue to give — so much to protect our country,” said DAI Executive Director Michael R. Roediger. “This program is an important way for us to say ‘thank you’ and give something back to them.” During the program, DAI will offer free museum general admission to all active duty military personnel and their families, as well as discounted admission to the special exhibition You Are My Superhero, which opens July 22. In addition, DAI will offer active duty military personnel and their families a $10 discount on the purchase of a new museum membership or a membership renewal. “The Dayton Art Institute is a significant cultural asset in our community. They are opening their doors and supporting our servicemembers and their families. I’d like to thank them for participating in this program and encourage our military community to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Congressman Mike Turner. In 2012, more than 1,800 (and counting) museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Ameri-

can Samoa are taking part in the initiative, including more than 300 new museums this year. Museums are welcome to join Blue Star Museums throughout the summer. The effort to recruit museums has involved the partnership efforts of the American Association of Museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Association of Children’s Museums, the American Association of State and Local History and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers and 70 children’s museums. “Through Blue Star Museums, the arts community is extending a special invitation to military families to enjoy over 1,800 museums this summer,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “This is both an opportunity to thank military families for their service and sacrifice, as well as a chance to create connections between museums and these families that will continue throughout the year. Especially for families with limited time together, those on a limited budget, and ones that have to relocate frequently, Blue Star Museums offers an opportunity to enjoy one another and become more fully integrated into a community.” “As we enter the third consecutive year of the Blue Star Museums program, we are happy provide an opportunity for our nation’s service members and their families to connect with our national treasures,” said Blue Star

Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet. “Through this distinctive collaboration between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts and more than 1,800 museums across the United States, military families have an unparalleled opportunity to visit some of the country’s finest museums for free.” Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 1,800 museums across America. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, Sept. 3. The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museums directly. Leadership support for Blue Star Museums has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. A complete list of participating museums is available at The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning. For more information, visit or call (937) 2235277.

Ping pong ball drop to benefit Shelby County Relay for Life of the Members Team VisionMark Inc. Family and Friends Relay for Life team are selling ping pong balls for a ball drop at the event Aug. 4. The prize is $1,000 cash. Numbered ping pong balls will be dropped from a Sidney fire truck at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The ball that lands in or closest to the “Round Up a Cure for Cancer” cowboy hat target wins $1,000 for its

purchaser. If more than one ball lands inside the target, the prize will be split equally among the winners. Balls cost $5 each or five for $20. Checks, payable to Shelby County Relay for Life/American Cancer Society, can be sent to Tonia Gates, 2309 Industrial Drive, P.O. Box

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PHOTOS OF early residents being compiled by the Fort Loramie Historical Association include this wedding photo (left) of Fred Schlater, born Oct. 7, 1837, near Falkenhagen, Germany, and Theresa Holthaus, born Oct. 13, 1838, in Osbevern, Germany. The other picture is a family photo of Johan Heinrich Wolken, born Aug. 212, 1839, in Klein Fullen, near Meppen, Hannover, and Maria Angeline Gerling, Oct. 28, 1840, near Lingen, Hannover, with their children, Caroline and John Bernard.

Historical group seeks info about pioneers FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie Historical Association is preparing articles for a new history book of Fort Loramie, Newport, St. Patrick and surrounding areas. One section of the publication will feature pioneer families of the area. The society and volunteers working on the project are requesting help from the community collecting photos of early residents, where they were born and short histories of area farms and businesses. The group realizes that many times

is difficult to obtain information confirming which family members have old photos and information about early residents, and thus feels copies of such information, housed at the museum, will benefit the entire community. People who have photos that may be copied and have information they are willing to share about early residents are asked to contact the Historical Association at 295-3855; Jim Rosengarten, 295-3998; Catherine Wolken, (419 628-2481; or Karen Holthaus Anthony, 295-2353.

FORT LORAMIE — The White Oaks Jamboree music festival in August will offer guests a weekend of live music, food, camping and fun. This year’s event will consist of two nights of music Aug. 10 and 11 beginning at 7 p.m. The first session, on a Friday night, will feature the area band Renegade. Saturday’s lineup includes the Almost Brothers, Grove Hill, Free Rider and Nashville Crush groups. Presale tickets for the event are available at $15 (admission will be $20 the day of the show). Camping during the event will cost $30. New this year is a Battle of the Bands competition starting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 11. Amateur bands will compete for cash prizes while entertaining guests in the outdoor setting. Bands must be unsigned and consist of members between the ages of 12 to 21. Band registration, camping and ticket sales information is available by calling White Oaks at 295-2018. More information is also available on Facebook at White Oaks Jamboree.


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FORT LORAMIE — During its June meeting, the Fort Loramie Board of Education extended a two-year contract to Justin M. Finks as junior/senior high school principal. Finks, who succeeds David Warvel as principal, was formerly the school’s library/media coordinator. He will receive a salary of $76,000 and benefits in his new position. After accepting his resignation as media coordinator, the board issued Finks an administrative contract and approved payment for up to 10 extra days of work.

Pay rates The board approved confidential classified hourly employee pay rates not covered by negotiated salary agreements as follows: Vicki Fullenkamp, fiscal assistant, $21.23 to $24.70; Donna Griesez, cafeteria manager, $20.44 to $23.89; and Deb Westerheide, central office secretary, $21.23 to $24.61. The following supplemental contracts were approved by the board: Abby Lightle, AP instructor, $313.17;

William Courtney, seventh-grade girls basketball coach, $2,661.95; Jordan Pleiman, weightroom monitor, $7.75 per hour; Kevin Wrasman, high school football varsity assistant, $3,131.; Rachael Ahrns, marching band corps adviser, $1,252.68; and John Meyer, junior high football additional assistant, $1,409.27.

Resignation The board accepted the resignation of Ryan J. Parrish as industrial tech teacher and varsity assistant football coach and the resignation of Stephanie Holdmeyer as music teacher, effective July 1. Extended leave was granted Erin Poeppelman as requested. Elizabeth Brown and Abby Lightle were approved as summer school intervention instructors and Sarah Heilers as a substitute school van driver, all at established hourly rates. Paula Coder and Sudan Kauffman were employed as in-car driver’s education instructors at a rate of $15 per hour. Kauffman was also employed as classroom driving instructor at an hourly rate of $20.

The board approved 2012-13 insurance premiums through the Ohio School Plan for property, inland marine, crime, liability, commercial auto and umbrella coverage. The premium is $28,894 with a deductible of $250 to $2,500.

New bus Superintendent Daniel Holland reported the district’s new school bus will be delivered the first week of July and discussed potential avenues for expenditure of federal grant monies. He also reported refinishing of the gymnasium floor is scheduled to begin in July. The monthly financial report indicated May general fund receipts of $438716 and expenditures of $513,635. The anticipated carry-over balance for the end of the 2011-12 fiscal year is $2,811,918. The May lunchroom report showed a loss of $12,647.17. A daily average of 536 lunches were served.

• People who wish to order extra copies of the St. Nicholas/St. Louis parish directory should call the Pastoral Center at (419) 582-2531 or email the center at m. The price of the directory has not been determined. • People who did not order extra pictures can pick up their free 8-by10 photos at the main entrance of the St. Nicholas Church. The photos will be in envelopes with the name of the parishioner. • The catechist dinner for St. Nicholas and St. Louis churches will be Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Louis Church. • Winners of the youth raffle for July are Mike Kuether, Prenger Inc., Orville Borchers, John Knot, Diana Bohman and Ohmer Brandewie. • Residents are reminded to be careful when burning anything because of dry, windy conditions.

Wendy Holthaus, of Fort Loramie, hands a cake to Avery Bergman, 4, of Minster, who won it playing the cake wheel at Fort Loramie Liberty Days Saturday. Avery is the daughter of Keith and Amy Bergman.

Seger gets National FFA scholarship FORT LORAMIE — Doug Seger, of the Fort Loramie FFA, received a National FFA Organization Rabo AgriFin a n c e $2,000 s c h o l a rSeger ship. This scholarship is one of three awarded by Rabo AgriFinance to outstanding high school seniors throughout the United States who have enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution and met other academic, leadership and involvement requirements established by the National FFA Foundation. Seger has been active in FFA for four years, during which time he attended the national convention, allowing him to see and experience the world beyond his hometown. Seger plans to use the award to attend The

Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute to study crop management and swine production. Following college, Seger plans to return to the family farm and put what he learned into practice on the farrow-to-finish hog and grain operation. “Excellent young students like Doug are the foundation of a future that will continue to build the sustainability of our country’s agricultural industry,” says Bob Fulling, regional vice president with Rabo AgriFinance in Indianapolis. “As the premier agricultural financier, we help our customers set a strategic path to their success. We are proud to help future members of the agriculture industry chart their own paths to success through FFA scholarships.” Rabo AgriFinance is one of more than a hundred corporate sponsors that contribute $2 million annually to support the National FFA.

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POWER on restoring power, including line crews from Indiana, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Pioneer spokeswoman Nanci McMaken said Monday member outages that numbered 9,000 at the height of the storm have been reduced to 190, including 47 in Shelby County, “and are working toward a goal of 99 percent restoration before day’s end.” Most of Pioneer’s current outages are in County, she Miami added. “It was a difficult time, but we were able to quickly switch some customers to unaffected substations, “We had reduced Friday’s outages to just 350 before Sunday’s storm forced outages back to 2,500 mostly in Miami County.” City Manager Mark Cundiff said late Monday Sidney held its own in the aftermath of Friday’s storm. Water and wastewater plants used generators to operate pump stations until power was restored and although Tawawa Park suffered significant tree damage, street and park crews worked late Friday to assure the park was open Saturday and Sunday for

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Friday was a historic day for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, but Sheriff John Lenhart hopes history doesn’t repeat itself. “For the first time ever in the history of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office we lost all communications,” Lenhart said. The Sheriff’s Office was among thousands of customers who lost power during a severe thunderstorm that hit this area Friday about 4 p.m. Sheriff’s Office personnel moved 911 emergency communications to the Sidney Police Department and operated from there from about 4:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Lenhart said. However, that posed some additional problems. Because of the way the 911 system is set up, emergency calls from as far away as Licking, Franklin and Delaware counties were received. Aside from the 911 problems, the Sheriff’s Office was “really, really busy” in the storm’s after-

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AGAPE DISTRIBUTION food pantry coordinator Jeffrey McAtee, of Sidney, shows off some of the ice dropped off at his pantry by DP&L Tuesday for people still without power. The Agape Distribution center is located at 209 Brooklyn Ave. people with shelter reser- least a week to complete. power or air conditioning. vations. And until Monday, city In Sidney, the air conElectricity to the mu- residents only may drop ditioned Senior Citizens nicipal pool was out Fri- off storm damage at the Center at 304 S. West day, but it also was up city’s compost site at 690 Ave. will be open from and operating by Sunday. Brooklyn Ave. Monday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Cundiff said Great through Friday between from 8 a.m. to noon SatMiami River levels were the hours of 7:30 a.m. and urdays. It will however, of some concern over the 4 p.m. in the area marked be closed today. A Red weekend, “but we’re now unprocessed material. No Cross shelter is also less concerned. If there yard waste will be ac- available at the Sidneywas a silver lining,” he cepted. Shelby County YMCA, said, “we needed the temperatures 300 E. Parkwood St. in With rain.” still expected to continue Sidney. The city will begin a in the 90s with humidity Over the weekend, an special pickup of storm increasing the heat index, emergency center was damage (trees and brush the Northern Miami Val- also operated at Sidney only) Monday. All trees ley Red Cross is providing Middle School on Fair and brush must be placed daytime relief to residents Road Saturday and as at curbs by 7:30 a.m. and unable to manage in the well as a cooling center at it is expected to require at hot weather with no the school on Sunday.

math, Lenhart said, receiving numerous calls of power lines and trees down over the weekend. Sunday alone there were six fire calls, which Lenhart said is an unusually high number. Even before the storm Friday, the Sheriff’s Office was busy, Lenhart said, responding to a fatal traffic crash that morning at the intersection of Scott and Sharp roads. Sheriff’s Office personnel had to deal with another potential power outage at their building when a transformer began smoking Sunday night. Lenhart said Dayton Power and Light responded and replaced the equipment. Lenhart complimented all the law enforcement, fire and other emergency agencies for their response over the past few days, as well as the citizens. Lenhart said he will hold a staff meeting to review the Sheriff’s Office’s response to the emergency. “We learned some stuff,” he said.

ODJFS disaster assistance available to county residents COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is making disaster assistance available to low-income families, elderly individuals and those with disabilities in 45 counties that were hit hardest by the severe storm on Friday. Assistance is being made

available in the following counties: Allen,Athens,Auglaize, BelBrown, Butler, mont, Champaign, Clermont, Clinton, Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin, Gallia, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery,

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ED PURVIS (right), executive vice president of Emerson Climate Technologies, talks with Brian Scheid, registered cardiovascular technologist at Wilson Memorial Hospital, about the new Cardiovascular Cath Lab that opened at the hospital. Wilson Memorial was recently awarded a $200,000 grant through the Emerson Charitable Trust. The funds are being used to assist in the purchase of the state-of-the-art medical equipment. For information, visit Emerson Climate Technologies is the

Staples for Students begins and Staples are teaming up with teen actress and recording artist Bella Thorne for the fifth annual Staples for Students national school supply drive, to help kids in need ( The drive encourages local young people to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest Staples store now through Sept. 15. All school supplies and donations will be given locally to Crayons to Classrooms to ensure they get into the hands of disadvantaged youth just in time for the new school year. The local Staples store for supply drop off is located at 2340 Michigan St.

proceeds benefiting local students in need. Since 2008, the campaign has raised more than $2 million for hundreds of thousands of students in need throughout the country. Past celebrity influencers have included Jordin Sparks, Ciara, Nikki Reed and the cast of “Pretty Little Liars.” “We are truly inspired by what teens and our customers across the country can accomplish for the millions of children unable to afford basic school supplies,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president of retail marketing at Staples. “With help from celebrities like Bella Thorne and support from, we can send ‘Motivate teens’ kids back to school with “I’m excited to help the tools they need to motivate fellow teens to succeed.” Get involved make a difference in The Staples for Stutheir communities,” said Thorne. “There are so dents campaign is offermany kids in America ing easy, innovative and who return to school new ways for teens to without basic school get involved in this supplies, and I’m year’s programs. By visthrilled to team up with iting www.staplesforstuStaples and DoSome-, teens can get to encourage all the information they need to take action. teens to lend a hand.” • Request an action To kick-start the campaign, Staples will do- kit: Whether it’s sumnate $125,000 worth of mer camp, summer school supplies to the sports leagues, or at program this year. In ad- neighborhood block pardition, Staples cus- ties, students can get tomers can get involved tips, resources and fliers by donating $1 or more on running their own at any Staples store, school supply drives in with 100 percent of the their neighborhoods.

• Text SUPPLIES to 38383: Students will receive more information on how to begin their own school supply drive or find their nearest Staples drop-off location (standard text messaging rates apply). • Raise Your Hand: Teens can raise a virtual hand to the cause by uploading photos and videos or sharing details through social media. For every “hand” raised, $1 will be donated by Staples (up to $10,000) to the cause.

“Here at we don’t just say, we do,” said Nancy Lublin, CEO and “chief old person” at DoSome“Actions speak louder than words, and we are determined to speak volumes when we team up with Staples for the fifth year on a campaign that gives young people the power to rock social change, really make a difference among their peers and take action in their very own communities.”


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Listed are Tuesday’s stock market prices at closing for firms in the Sidney-Shelby County area traded on the major markets. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. +0.28 Alcoa Inc...............8.90 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) +0.09 Applied Ind. Tech36.50 +0.12 BP PLC ADR......40.81 Citigroup ............27.65 +0.19 Emerson Elec. Co.45.58 +0.18 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) Griffon Corp. ........8.64 +0.06 (PF of Clopay Corp., Russia) H&R Block Inc...15.98 -0.01 Honda Motor A.D.R.34.62 +0.35 Illinois Toolworks52.52 +0.46 (Parent company of Peerless) JC Penney Co.....21.88 -0.84 (Store in Piqua) JP Morgan Chase35.88 -0.10 (Former Bank One, Sidney) Kroger Co. ..........22.90 +0.09 Meritor .................5.48 +0.26 (PF of Kroger)

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Chng. Week +0.91 Lear Corp ...........38.32 (PF of C.H. Masland) McDonalds Corp.88.58 +0.50 +0.06 Radio Shack Corp.3.87 Sherwin-Williams132.49 +0.23 Sprint ...................3.47 +0.07 +0.30 Thor Industries..27.80 (PF of Airstream Inc.) +0.11 Time Warner Inc.38.86 (PF of Time Warner Cable) U.S. Bancorp ......32.58 +0.14 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) Walgreen Co.......29.62 -0.24 Wal-Mart Stores 70.75 +1.40 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..4.74 +0.05 YUM! Brands Inc.63.25 -0.70 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER Bob Evans ..........40.27 +0.27 Fifth Third Bancorp13.50 00 Peoples Bank .....10.00 00

A - Refers to Affiliated With PF - Refers to Parent Firm Closing Dow Jones Industrial Averages: This Week: 12,942.68 Change: +71.29 (Quotes courtesy of the Sidney offices of Edward Jones, Erroll Broud, Vance Stewart, Danielle Gilroy-Sielschott and DiAnne Karas, registered investment advisers.)

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tal offered standard cardiac diagnostic services such as electrocardiograms, stress tests and echocardiograms, but did not perform cardiac catheterization and interventional procedures. Patients that required this care were being transferred to other hospital facilities. However, 80 percent of the diagnostic heart catheterization procedures that were being performed on patients within the community can now be done at Wilson Memorial with the opening of the cardiovascular cath lab. As one of Shelby County’s largest employers, Emerson Climate Technologies is recognized as a subset of the community at large. “At Emerson, we believe it is our duty to support institutions, like Wilson Memorial, that play significant roles in enhancing the quality of life in our communities,” said Ed Purvis, executive vice president. “With the addition of the cardiovascular cath lab, the Emerson workforce will

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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Thursday, July 5, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a popular day, because you’ll enjoy schmoozing with others, especially female acquaintances. Group settings will please you. Talk to others about your hopes and dreams for the future. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Unexpectedly, aspects of your private life suddenly might be made public today. No doubt, this will relate in some way to your earnings or something you own. (Perhaps you have something to show off?) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Travel for pleasure will please you today. This is also a good day to explore opportunities in publishing, the media, medicine, the law and higher education. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Romance can be pleasing in an intimate way today. You feel very affectionate to others, and they feel the same way toward you. This also is a good day for financial matters. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You won’t mind going more than halfway when dealing with others today, because the vibes are easygoing. Partners and close friends are cooperative. Expect to be introduced to someone new. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Things go so well at work today that you might receive praise or even a raise. Certainly, it’s easy for you to impress your superiors. (Good!) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) This is a fun-loving, playful day! Accept invitations to parties, sports events, movies and casual get-togethers. Enjoy playful activities with children. Live it up! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might make improvements at home today because of the assistance of others. Perhaps someone will give you something or let you use something he or she owns? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a good day for writers, editors and salespeople. Your communication skills are excellent, and you’re also in a good mood! (That makes a big difference.) CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Business and commerce are favored today, especially through your work. Look for ways to boost your income, especially through the sale of something attractive or beautiful. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a great day to schmooze with others. Accept invitations to party. Enjoy sports events and playful times with children. New romance might blossom for some. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Solitude in beautiful surroundings will be soothing and pleasing for you today. Try to slip away for a little bit of private time just for you. YOU BORN TODAY You lead an exciting, dramatic life because you’re flamboyant by nature. Because you have a marvelous imagination, you love to explore many things. (This is why others find you so entertaining.) A stable partner will help you. You are quick to act on any opportunity that interests you. Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Robbie Robertson, musician; Edie Falco, actress; Katherine Helmond, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Heat index values up to 102 predicted for today Today


Partly cloudy with 40% chance of showers, t-storms High: 95°


Partly cloudy with 30% chance of showers, t-storms Low: 72°



Partly cloudy with 30% chance of showers, t-storms High: 95° Low: 72°


Partly cloudy High: 95° Low: 72°

Partly cloudy with 30% chance of showers, t-storms High: 95° Low: 70°


Partly cloudy High: 90° Low: 68°



It’ll be a hot 4th of July

Partly cloudy High: 90° Low: 68°

No relief in sight in our unseasonably hot and humid weather. Temperatures will continue to max out in the 9 0 s through this entire week. We can also expect scattered thunderstorms to develop from time to time most likely during the afternoon and evening hours.





High Friday............................98 Low Friday.............................64 High Saturday .......................91 Low Saturday........................67 High Sunday .........................93 Low Sunday ..........................62 High Monday.........................92 Low Monday..........................62

Friday .................................1.42 Saturday.............................0.06 Sunday...............................1.46 Monday .............................none June total .........................14.71 Total for month ...................1.46 Year to date......................16.17

Wednesday’s sunset..9:10 p.m. Thursday’s sunrise.....6:13 a.m. Thursday’s sunset......9:09 p.m.

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Treating irritable bowel syndrome DEAR DR. Experts have DONOHUE: I devised criteria to am a relatively permit a firm dihealthy 81-yearagnosis of this illold man who has ness. One recently been dicriterion is recuragnosed with irrirent abdominal table bowel pain or discomfort syndrome. I find it for at least three strange that a To your days a month for sudden change in the past three good my bowel habits months. The secoccurred four health ond is a change in months ago and Dr. Paul G. stool frequency, eistill continues ther more than Donohue much of the time. three movements My stools are loose and a day or fewer than three covered with mucus. I movements a week. The have to take frequent vis- third criterion is improveits to the bathroom. I feel ment in symptoms after a bloated. bowel movement. And the Is it unusual for some- fourth is a change in the one of my age to have such appearance of the stool, eia sudden occurrence of ther liquid or very soft, or IBS? — S.F. rock-hard. So people with ANSWER: The young, IBS have either diarrhea the old and the in-be- or constipation. tweens can develop irritaBloating is another ble bowel syndrome. The common sign. It lessens if majority of patients fall you avoid gas-producing between the ages of 30 foods like beans, onions, and 50, and women pa- celery, carrots, raisins, batients outnumber men by nanas, prunes, Brussels a factor of two to one. You sprouts, pretzels and are not the usual candi- bagels. Cut back on fiber date for IBS. intake to 12 grams a day,

June brought heat, drought, power outages Thermometer readings ranged from a low of 48 to a high of 64 degrees as the month of June arrived in Sidney and Shelby County giving no hint of its final role as a scorcher. Temperatures reach a near all-time record of 102 degrees June 28, spawning a driving rain and windstorm that left area residents without power for their air conditioners — or anything else — the final three days of the month The storm produced the month’s only significant rainfall, 1.42 inches, the first relief from a month-long span of

lawn-parching heat and drought. Temperatures were in the 90s or higher eight of the month’s 30 days, with not even a trace of precipitation 22 days of the month. It was uncomfortably hot during the month, but June 2012 will be remembered most for the area’s worst electrical outages since the area windstorm of 2008 attributed to Hurricane Ike. Weather information is provided by the Sidney Wastewater plant, official weather reporting station for Shelby County.

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less than half the suggested dose. As a trial, stop all dairy products for a week. Older people often lack the enzyme that digests milk sugar. It’s always good to consider other ailments that can be mistaken for IBS. Celiac disease is an example. It’s an inability to digest wheat, barley and rye. Symptoms that raise a red flag indicating that more serious maladies have to be considered are rectal bleeding, nighttime abdominal pain, increasing severity of abdominal pain and weight loss. These are not symptoms of celiac disease. Are you taking any medicines for IBS? Hyoscyamine controls gastric secretions and slows the passage of food through the tract. Dicyclomine does the same. Loperamide (Imodium) hardens soft and semiliquid stools. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband is 63 and in excellent health.

For nearly a year, we have noticed blood in his semen. It’s not coming from me but from him. The doctor said this is nothing to worry about. We then saw a urologist, and the prostate exam was normal. The PSA also was normal. Should we see a urologist at the nearby university’s medical school? — S.M. ANSWER: The official name for your husband’s condition is hematospermia. It freaks everyone out, the man and his partner. It’s almost always a benign condition. If the blood doesn’t stop, doctors have to look for signs of infection, bladder cancer, prostate cancer and prostate enlargement. If your husband takes either daily aspirin or a blood thinner like Coumadin, that could explain it. Your husband has been through the mill. If he and you are still worried, then a trip to the medical school’s urologist ought to give you peace of mind.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Is it just freakish weather or something more? Climate scientists suggest that if you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, take a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks. Horrendous wildfires. Oppressive heat waves. Devastating droughts. Flooding from giant deluges. And a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho. These are the kinds of extremes experts have predicted will come with climate change, although it’s far too early to say that is the cause. Nor will they say global warming is the reason 3,215 daily high temperature records were set in the month of June. Scientifically linking individual weather events to climate change takes intensive study, complicated mathematics, computer models and lots of time. Sometimes it isn’t caused by global warming. Weather is always variable; freak things happen. And this weather has been local. Europe, Asia and Africa aren’t having similar disasters now, although they’ve had their own extreme events in recent years. But since at least 1988, climate scientists have warned that climate change would bring, in general, increased heat waves, more droughts, more


sudden downpours, more widespread wildfires and worsening storms. In the United States, those extremes are happening here and now. So far this year, more than 2.1 million acres have burned in wildfires, more than 113 million people in the U.S. were in areas under extreme heat advisories last Friday, two-thirds of the country is experiencing drought, and earlier in June, deluges flooded Minnesota and Florida. “This is what global warming looks like at the regional or personal level,” said Jonathan Overpeck, professor of geosciences and atmospheric sciences at the University of Arizona. “The extra heat increases the odds of worse heat waves, droughts, storms and wildfire. This is certainly what I and many other climate scientists have been warning about.” Trenberth, Kevin head of climate analysis at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in fire-charred Colorado, said these are the very record-breaking conditions he has said would happen, but many people wouldn’t listen. So it’s I told-you-so time, he said. As recently as March, a special report an extreme events and disasters by the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of “unprecedented extreme weather and climate events.”



There is no “Out of the Past” column today because of the Fourth of July holiday. “Out of the Past” will return Thursday.

Alcoholic feels he doesn’t deserve love of his life DEAR ABBY: keeps telling me I am a 39-yearhe can handle it old gay man in a as long as there is three-year relano abuse. I feel tionship with a I’m taking advanwonderful man. tage of him and We had both that he deserves come out of very better than this, long and abusive and I have told relationships him so. Dear when we met. He I have been in Abby works hard, and I rehab several Abigail stay home and times and tried take care of the Van Buren AA. Nothing house, the aniworked. mals and the yard. There I always go back to is no kind of abuse in our drinking. Where do I go relationship. from here? I don’t want The problem is that I to lose the love of my life, am an alcoholic. He but it’s killing me inside

that he has to put up with my drinking problem. — NEEDS HELP IN FLORIDA DEAR NEEDS HELP: There IS abuse going on in your relationship — substance abuse. Until you finally decide that there is something more important than a drink, you will remain stuck in your addiction. And as long as your partner continues to accept and “handle it,” he will be your enabler. Where you go from here is up to you, but getting counseling for your low self-esteem and

going back to AA would be giant steps in the right direction. CONFIDENTIAL TO MY READERS: Have a happy, healthy and safe Fourth of July, everyone! Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 11CV000298 CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc. , Plaintiff vs. Virgil A. Poeppelman aka Virgil Poeppelman, et al., Defendant. In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 404 Tamala Avenue, Anna, OH 45302 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on July 18, 2012, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, SITUATE IN THE VILLAGE OF ANNA, IN THE COUNTY OF SHELBY, AND THE STATE OF OHIO: BEING LOT NUMBER 329 IN WANNAMACHER’S SUBDIVISION NUMBER TWO, ANNA, OHIO, AS THE SAME IS SHOWN IN THE PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 24 IN THE SHELBY COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE, SUBJECT TO THE PROTECTIVE COVENANTS CONTAINED IN SAID PLAT.

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 11681 REVISED CODE SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 12CV000103 The State of Ohio, Shelby County Bank of America, N.A., Successor By Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing,LP, Plaintiff - vs Heather Barhorst aka Heather Zwiebel, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the Second floor lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, on Wednesday, the 25th day of July, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND AT THE SHELBY COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 15900 Botkins Road, Botkins, Ohio PROPERTY OWNER: Melinda L. Barhorst PRIOR DEED REFERENCE: OR Book 1609, Page 40 PP#: 10-05-02-226-015 Said Premises Located at: 15900 Botkins Road, Botkins, Ohio Said Premises Appraised at $33,000.00 And cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of this amount. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. Cannot be sold for less than 2/3rds of the appraised value. 10% of purchase price down on day of sale, cash or certified check, balance on confirmation of sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio REIMER, ARNOVITZ, CHERNEK & JEFFREY CO., L.P.A. By: Douglas A. Haessig (Reg. #0079200) Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 968, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 Telephone: (330) 425-4201, Ext. 111 Fax: 330-425-0347 Email: July 4, 11, 18 2296619

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 11681 REVISED CODE SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 10CV000384 The State of Ohio, Shelby County Chase Home Finance LLC, Plaintiff - vs Thomas H. Sharp aka Thomas Sharp, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the Second floor lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, on Wednesday, the 18th day of July, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND AT THE SHELBY COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1200 South Kuther Road, Sidney, Ohio PROPERTY OWNER: Thomas Sharp PRIOR DEED REFERENCE: Volume 248, Page 139 PP#: 022603101006 Said Premises Located at: 1200 South Kuther Road, Sidney, Ohio Said Premises Appraised at $120,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of this amount. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. Cannot be sold for less than 2/3rds of the appraised value. 10% of purchase price down on day of sale, cash or certified check, balance on confirmation of sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio REIMER, ARNOVITZ, CHERNEK & JEFFREY CO., L.P.A. By: Scott P. Ciupak (Reg. #0076117) Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 968 Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 Telephone: (330) 425-4201, Fax: 330-425-0339 Email: June 27, July 4, 11

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 12CV000123 The State of Ohio, Shelby County JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Douglas M. Stephenson, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above named county, on Wednesday, the 25th day of July, 2012 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and Village of Jackson Center, to wit: Situated in the State of Ohio, in the County of Shelby and in the Village of Jackson Center: Tract 1 Being Lot Number Two Hundred Sixty-nine (269), of Edgewood Estates No. 1, as the same is numbered and delineated upon the recorded plat thereof, of record in Plat Book 15, Page 7, Recorder's Office, Shelby County, Ohio. Tract 2 Being Lot Number Three Hundred Three (303), of Edgewood Estates No. 2, as the same is numbered and delineated upon the recorded plat thereof, of record in Plat Book 15, Page 7, Recorder's Office, Shelby County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at 610 Jackson Street, Jackson Center, OH 45334 Said Premises Appraised at $45,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Andrew C. Clark, Attorney July 4, 11, 18

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 11CV000330 JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. successor by merger to Chase Home Finance, LLC, Plaintiff vs. Robert L. Altschul, et al., Defendants. In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction1, 233 Gemini Street, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on July 18, 2012, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and in the State of Ohio, viz: Being Lot No. 4502 in the Northwood Village Section 8 Subdivision as shown on plat thereof filed for record in the office of the Shelby County Recorder on December 9, 1975, as Instrument No. 95431 and recorded in Plat Volume 12, Page 16.


SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 11681 REVISED CODE SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 12CV000015 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. The Huntington National Bank, Plaintiff vs. Jerry O. Pearson, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the Second floor lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, on Wednesday, the 18th day of July, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. o’clock, the following described real estate, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND AT THE SHELBY COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 12091 Brun Drive, Minster, Ohio PROPERTY OWNER: Jerry O. Pearson and Linda D. Pearson PRIOR DEED REFERENCE: OR Book 1516, Page 503 PP#: 30-07-406-003, #30-07-04-405-008, and #30-07-01-405-007 Said Premises Located at 12091 Brun Drive, Minster, Ohio Said Premises Appraised at $80,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of this amount. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. Cannot be sold for less than 2/3rds of the appraised value. 10% of purchase price down on day of sale, cash or certified check, balance on confirmation of sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio REIMER, ARNOVITZ, CHERNEK & JEFFREY CO., L.P.A. By: Douglas A. Haessig (Reg. #0079200) Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 968 Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 Telephone: (330) 425-4201, Ext. 111 Fax: 330-425-0347 Email: June 27, July 4, 11 2293035

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 11CV000353 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. William M. Roark, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 1915 North Main Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on July 18, 2012, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situate in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby, and State of Ohio: Being Lot Number Sixty-seven (67), in Parkwood Allotment Addition to the City of Sidney, in said County and State. Being the same premises as conveyed by a deed recorded in Volume 140, Page 327 of the Deed Records of Shelby County, Ohio, and subject to the covenants running with the land set forth in said deed. Prior Instrument Reference: Volume 252, Page 422. SUBJECT TO LEGAL HIGHWAYS, EASEMENTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD.

Said Premises Appraised at $ 60,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount.

Said Premises Appraised at $ 60,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount.

TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days

TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Pamela A. Fehring Attorney

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Parcel No: 01-1824227.007 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 1679, Page 424 Said Premises Located at 233 Gemini Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $ 95,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Tina R. Edmondson Attorney 2292508

Parcel No: 01-18-24-404-048 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 1667, Page 52 Said Premises Located at 1915 North Main Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365


SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 11CV000470 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. U.S. Bank National Association, Plaintiff vs. John Michael Schwab aka John M. Schwab, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 1509 Marilyn Drive, Sidney, OH 45365, in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on July 25, 2012, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the County of Shelby, in the State of Ohio and in the City of Sidney: Being Lot Numbered Three Thousand Seven Hundred Thirtyfour (3734) in Green Tree Hills Subdivision, Section Three (3) as shown on the recorded plat thereof and subject to all easements and restrictions of record. Parcel No: 01-1826402.001 Prior Deed Reference: Book 1583, page 568 Said Premises Located at 1509 Marilyn Drive, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $50,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. Sheriff John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Mark P. Herring, Attorney July 4, 11, 18 2295819

Parcel No: 09-0528403.003 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 353 Page 279 Said Premises Located at 404 Tamala Avenue, Anna, OH 45302

John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Bethany L. Suttinger Attorney

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 12CV000001 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Lisa M. Perin, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction1, 639 Saint Marys Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on July 18, 2012, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby, and State of Ohio, viz: Being Inlot Number Fourteen Hundred and Twenty-Five (1425) in the City of Sidney, said County and State. Subject to (1) all easements, rights-of-way, covenants and restrictions of record and (2) zoning and other governmental laws and regulations. Parcel No: 1-1825330.034 Prior Deed Reference: Book No. 1666, Page 410 Said Premises Located at 639 Saint Marys Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $ 40,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Jennifer A. Baughman Attorney 2292513

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SHERIFF’S SALE Shelby County Common Pleas Case No. 12CV00064 United States of America, USDA vs. Jason W. Withrow, Deceased, et al. In pursuance of an order issued from Common Pleas Court, within and for the County of Shelby, State of Ohio, and to me directed, I will offer for sale at Public Auction, on July 18, 2012 at 10:00 of said day, the following Real Estate, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Jackson Center, County of Shelby and State of Ohio: Being Outlot No. 48 in the E.C. Davis Addition to the incorporated Village of Jackson Center, Ohio, according to the plat of said addition, recorded in Record of Plats No. 2, Page 246 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Subject to legal highways, easements, conditions and restrictions of record. Parcel # 20-06-10-481-039 Located at 630 Pike, Jackson Center, OH 45334. Current Owners: Jason Withrow Said Property has been appraised at $70,000 and cannot sell for less than two-thirds of appraisement. This appraisal is based upon a visual Inspection of that part of the premises to which access was readily available. The appraisers assume no responsibility for, and give no weight to, unknown legal matters, including, but not limited to, concealed or latent defects, and/or the presence of harmful or toxic chemicals, pollutants, or gases. Terms of Sale: Ten Percent (10%) day of sale, balance within 30 days. John Lenhart, Sheriff of Shelby County, Ohio Stephen D. Miles, Attorney Vincent A. Lewis, Attorney 18 West Monument Avenue Dayton, Ohio 45402 937-461-1900 June 27, July 4, 11 2292520

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.26 NO. 11-CV-000243 The State of Ohio, Shelby County JP Morgan Chase Sank, N.A. , Plaintiff vs. MT Investors, Ltd., et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on July 25th, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF SIDNEY, COUNTY OF SHELBY AND STATE OF OHIO: BEING LOT NUMBER 5036 IN THE CITY OF SIDNEY AS THE SAME IS DELINEATED IN A PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT VOLUME 19 AT PAGE 535. PARCEL #: 01-1826227.003 Said Premises Located at 1390 North Fourth Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $250,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount.

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U.S. Bank National Association, Plaintiff vs. Martha A. Flaute aka Martha Flaute, Defendants

July 4, 11, 18

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO.: 12CV000073 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. PEOPLES FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OF SIDNEY, Plaintiff vs. CLAY R. MEKELBURG, ET AL, Defendants. In pursuant of an Order of Sale dated June 7, 2012, in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 25th day of July, 2012, at 10:00 o’clock A.M., the following described real estate, situate in the Township of Clinton, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, to-wit: TRACT I: Situate in the City of Sidney, in the County of Shelby and the State of Ohio: Being the East half of Inlot Number 782 in the City of Sidney, said County and State. SUBJECT TO LEGAL HIGHWAYS, EASEMENTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. Parcel No.: 01-1825377.023 See Volume 1702, Page 386 of the Official Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Property Address: 310-310 1/2 Grove Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365 Said Premises are Appraised at $21,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that appraised amount. and situate in the Township of Jackson, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, to-wit: TRACT II: Situated in the Village of Jackson Center, n the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, viz: Commencing on the North line of the Northeast Quarter (N E 1/4) of Section Fifteen (15), Town Seven (7) South, Range Seven (7) East, at a point 1089.25 feet East of the Northwest corner of said Northeast Quarter of said Section 15; thence South 148.5 feet with the West line of Outlot Number Twenty-six (26) in said Village of Jackson Center, Ohio; thence West parallel with the North line of said quarter section, 70 feet; thence Northerly 148.5 feet to the North line of said quarter section; thence Easterly with said North line of said quarter section 70 feet to the place of beginning, said tract being a parcel of Outlots Nos. 24 and 25 in said Village of Jackson Center, Ohio. Parcel Nos.: 20-0615203.002 and 20-0615203.003 See Volume 1682, Page 392 and Volume 1806, Page 299 of the Official Records of Shelby County, Ohio Property Address: 407 E. Pike Street, Jackson Center, Ohio 45334 Said Premises are Appraised at $9,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that appraised amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% will be due on the day of the purchase and the remainder will be due at the confirmation of the sale using cash, bank money order, or certified check made payable to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio FAULKNER, GARMHAUSEN, KEISTER & SHENK A Legal Professional Association Harry N. Faulkner (0011029), Attorney July 4, 11, 18 2294896

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 12CV000083 The State of Ohio, Shelby County The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York as Successor Trustee for JPMORGANCHASE BANK, National Association, as Trustee for NovaStar Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 2005-4 NovaStar Home Equity Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-4., Plaintiff vs. Benjamin Swaney, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above named county, on Wednesday, the 18th day of July, 2012 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and Village of Botkins , to wit: Situate in the County of Shelby, in the State of Ohio and in the Village of Botkins and bounded and described as follows: Being Lot Number One Hundred Forty-Nine (149) located in the Village of Botkins, Shelby County, Ohio, in whole except Sixty (60) feet by One Hundred Seventy-Five (175) feet from the Southwest corner as conveyed by deed recorded in Volume 129, Page 345 of Shelby County Deed Records. Also except the following: Beginning at a point Sixty (60) feet East of the Southwest corner of Lot Number One Hundred FortyNine (149) thence East Fifty (50) feet; thence North One Hundred Seventy-Five (175) feet; thence West Fifty (50) feet; thence South One Hundred Seventy-Five (175) feet to the place of beginning as conveyed by deed recorded in Volume 136, Page 83 of the Shelby County Deed Records. Being part of premises conveyed by deed recorded in Volume 129, Page 517 of the Shelby County Deed Records. Less except the following: Situate in the Village of Botkins, in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio: Being part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 33, Township 6, South, Range 6 East, also known as part of Lot No. 149 in the Village of Botkins, Ohio, further described as follows: Commencing at a point on the South line of Section 33, 703.99 feet West of the Southeast corner of said Southwest Quarter Section, said point also being the Southwest corner of the Wilt Subdivision. Thence continuing North 89 deg. 49' West along the South line of said Quarter Section, a distance of 66.50 feet to a point; Thence North 0 deg. 11' 45" East, a distance of 175.00 feet to a point; Thence North 0 deg. 89' 49" West, a distance of 200.00 feet to a point; Thence North 0 deg. 10' 30" East, a distance of 159.32 feet to a point on the South line of Steinke Subdivision; Thence North 89 deg. 50' East along the South line of said Steinke Subdivision, a distance of 105.87 feet to the Southeast corner of said Steinke Subdivision; Thence South 89 deg. 48' 30" East, a distance of 160.69 feet to a point; Thence South 0 deg. 11' 45" West, a distance of 334.94 feet to the place of beginning containing 1.21 acres of land but subject to legal highways and easements of record. Said Premises Located at 402 East State Street, Botkins, OH 45306 Said Premises Appraised at $60,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Andrew C. Clark, Attorney June 27, July 4, 11 2292765

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John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Attorney Marty Beyer (0060078) SEBALY SHILLITO & DYER A Legal Professional Association 1900 Kettering Tower 40 North Main Street Dayton, OH 45423-1013 Telephone: (937) 222-2500

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Martha A. Flaute aka Martha Flaute, John Doe, name unknown, spouse of Martha A. Flaute aka Martha Flaute, whose last known address is 3520 Newport Rd., Fort Loramie, OH 45845, and the unknown heirs, devisees, legatees, executors, administrators, spouses and assigns and the unknown guardians of minor and/or incompetent heirs of Martha A. Flaute aka Martha Flaute, all of whose residences are unknown and cannot by reasonable diligence be ascertained, will take notice that on the 16th day of March, 2012, U.S. Bank National Association filed its Complaint in the Common Pleas Court of Shelby County, Ohio in Case No. 12CV000095, on the docket of the Court, and the object and demand for relief of which pleading is to foreclose the lien of plaintiff's mortgage recorded upon the following described real estate to wit: Property Address: 3520 Newport Road, Fort Loramie, OH 45845 and being more particularly described in plaintiff's mortgage recorded in Mortgage Book 1451, page 154, of this County Recorder's Office. All of the above named defendants are required to answer within twenty-eight (28) days after last publication, which shall be published once a week for three consecutive weeks, or they might be denied a hearing in this case. Tina R. Edmondson, Trial Counsel Ohio Supreme Court Reg. #0080214 LERNER, SAMPSON & ROTHFUSS Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 5480 Cincinnati, OH 45201-5480 (513) 241-3100 2297366

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 12CV000048 The State of Ohio, Shelby County MidFirst Bank, Plaintiff vs. Dennis D. Hutchinson, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above named county, on Wednesday, the 18th day of July, 2012 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and City of Sidney , to wit: Situate in the City of Sidney in the County of Shelby and the State of Ohio. Being part of the Northeast quarter of Section Thirty-five (35), Township Eight (8), Range Six (6) East, Clinton Township, Shelby County, Ohio and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point in the West line of Wagner Avenue Two Hundred Sixty-six (266) feet South of the center line of Lynn Street, if extended; thence West parallel with said Lynn Street, if extended, One Hundred Forty-five (145) feet to an iron pin; thence South parallel with Wagner Avenue Eighty-three and seven tenths (83.7) feet to an iron pin; thence East parallel with the center line of Campbell Road One Hundred Forty-five (145) feet to the West line of said Wagner Avenue; thence North along said West line Eighty-five and five tenths (85.5) feet to the place of beginning. Containing 0.28 of an acre more or less. Said premises being designated as Lot Number Four (4) as shown on the Steinke Plat. Except a strip of land twenty (20) feet in width along Wagner Avenue to be used for street purposes if and when said avenue is widened. Also, a strip of land five (5) feet in width along the rear of said lot for a public utilities easement. Said Premises Located at 511 South Wagner Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $72,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Kelly A. Spengler June 27, July 4, 11 2292764

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE CASE NO. 12CV000066 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company as Trustee under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of October 1, 2004, GSAMP Trust 2004-AHL, Plaintiff vs. David Pence aka David Lee Pence, et al., Defendant



CURIO CABINET, solid oak, $300. 4-drawer, heavy-duty file cabinet, $80. Bookcase, $20. Dark walnut desk with glass top, $70. (937)638-7763 DRESS SHIRTS, Business mens dress shirts size 16-1/2 and 17, brand names, $80 for all 10, (937)492-2096

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

MOBILITY SCOOTER, Pride Elite Traveler, used 4 times, extra large battery, rear basket and front basket, $950, (937)773-2993 POOL, 15ft steel leg frame pool with cover, pump, and extra filters. Used only 6 weeks. Retails $300, asking $150. (937)622-0997

SOFA Cloth flowered print. Beige, brown, mauve and copper colors. Excellent shape. $100. (937)497-8614

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE CASE NUMBER 12CV000008 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for the Holders of the First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF9, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF9, Plaintiff -vsLoretta Stotler, Defendants Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction at the 2nd floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above county, on the 18th day of July 2012, at 10:00 a.m. the following described real estate: SITUATED IN THE CITY OF SIDNEY, COUNTY OF SHELBY AND STATE OF OHIO: BEING THE NORTH ONE-HALF OF LOT NO. SIX (6) IN PARK PLACE ALLOTMENT NO. 1 TO THE CITY OF SIDNEY, AS SHOWN BY THE RECORDED PLAT OF SAID ALLOTMENT IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO. Parcel Number (s): 01-18-26-458-022 Prior Deed Info.: General Warranty Deed, OR Book 1581, Page 539, Filed March 29, 2006 Said premises also known as 411 4th Ave, Sidney OH 45365 PPN: 01-18-26-458-022 Appraised at: $42,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than twothirds (2/3) of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: A DEPOSIT OF A CERTIFIED CHECK, PAYABLE TO THE SHERIFF, OR CASH, FOR TEN (10%) PER CENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME THE BID IS ACCEPTED; EXCEPT WHERE THE BID AMOUNT IS $3,000.00 OR LESS, THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT SHALL BE $300 AND THE MAXIMUM DEPOSIT IN ANY CASE SHALL BE $10,000. THE FULL PURCHASE PRICE PAID TO THE SHERIFF WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE, AND UNLESS PAID WITHIN EIGHT (8) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT THE RATE OF TEN (10%) PER CENT UNTIL PAID, AND ON FAILURE TO DO SO, THE PURCHASER, SHALL BE ADJUDGED IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN D. CLUNK, CO., LPA John D. Clunk #0005376 Ted A. Humbert #0022307 Timothy R. Billick #0010390 Robert R. Hoose #0074544 4500 Courthouse Blvd, #400 Stow OH 44224 PH: 330-436-0300 FAX: 330-436-0301 June 27, July 4, 11 2292504

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 09 CV 000516 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. successor by merger to Bank One, N.A., Plaintiff vs. Timmy L. Taylor, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 114 Oak Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365, in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on July 25, 2012, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, SITUATE IN THE CITY OF SIDNEY, COUNTY OF SHELBY, AND STATE OF OHIO: COMMENCING AT A POINT ON THE WEST SIDE OF INLOT THREE HUNDRED NINETEEN (319), LOCATED 41’3” NORTH OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID INLOT, THENCE EAST PARALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID INLOT, A DISTANCE OF 93'; THENCE NORTH ON A LINE PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID INLOT TO AN IRON PIN THAT IS 16.6' SOUTH OF THE NORTH LINE OF SAID INLOT: THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION 21’ TO AN IRON PIN ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID INLOT LOCATED 80.25’ EAST OF THE WEST LINE OF SAID INLOT; THENCE WEST WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID INLOT TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER THEREOF: THENCE SOUTH WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID INLOT TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. BEING A PART OF INLOT 319. ALSO, THE RIGHT OF WAY OVER A STRIP OF GROUND 16 1/2' WIDE LYING IMMEDIATELY EAST OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED TRACT, WHICH SAID STRIP OF GROUND IS TO BE USED JOINTLY BY THE OWNERS OF THE PROPERTIES ON THE EAST AND WEST SIDES THEREOF AND BY THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF THE PREMISES HEREBY CONVEYED BY A MEANS OF INGRESS AND EGRESS TO SAID PROPERTIES. SUBJECT TO ALL EASEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. Parcel No: 01-18-36-134-006 Prior Deed Reference: Book No. 936, Page 364 Said Premises Located at 114 Oak Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $40,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. Sheriff John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Jennifer N. Heller, Attorney July 4, 11, 18 2295820

Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio

THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN D. CLUNK, CO., LPA _____________________________ John D. Clunk #0005376 Ted A. Humbert #0022307 Timothy R. Billick #0010390 Robert R. Hoose #0074544 4500 Courthouse Blvd, #400 Stow OH 44224 PH: 330-436-0300 FAX: 330-436-0301 Attorney

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 11CV000324 JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC, Plaintiff vs. Katherine L. Conn, et al., Defendants. In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction1, 15015 Meranda Road, Anna, OH 45302 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on July 18, 2012, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the County of Shelby, in the State of Ohio, and in the Township of Franklin: Part of the Southwest quarter of Section 35, Town 7 South, Range 6 East, Franklin Township, Shelby County, Ohio: Beginning at an iron pin found in the Southwest corner of said Section 35; Thence North 00 deg. 51 min. 53 sec East, along the West line of said Section 35, 180.00 feet to an iron pin; Thence due East, 375.00 feet to an iron pin; Thence South 00 deg. 51 min. 53 sec. West 180.00 feet to a P.K. nail on the South line of said Section 35; Thence due West, along said South line and the center of the Meranda Raod, 375.00 feet to the place of beginning. Containing 1.549 acres, more or less, of which 0.258 acres are in the R/W, being subject to all legal highways and easements of record, the grantor also grants to the grantee a perpetual sanitary tile easement from the premises herein conveyed to adjacent tile fields, and being part of the premises recorded in Volume 360, Page 201 of the Shelby County Deed Records. Bearings assumed. Plat Recorded in Plat Volume 27, Page 170. This description prepared February 1998, by William G. Fultz, Jr., Registered surveyor No. 5173. Parcel No. 13-0535351.003 Parcel No: 130535351003 Prior Deed Reference: Book 1690, page 260 and re-recorded in Book 1697, page 97 Said Premises Located at 15015 Meranda Road, Anna, OH 45302 Said Premises Appraised at $ 99,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Susana E. Lykins Attorney

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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

COLLIES, 2 female, sable and white, 10 weeks, vet checked, P.O.P, 1st shots, no papers, $100, (937)448-2970

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

MALTESE, Free to good home. 9 year old male dog. Best with single woman who has time for love and attention. Neutered, hair kept short, very protective, good with cats. Please call or text (419)371-0751. 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 RAT TERRIER PUPS, 3 males, have shots and wormed. Ready to go. $150, (419)236-8749.

RASPBERRIES: Red & Black. Great crop & easy picking. Check w w w. c h a m p a i g n b e r r y for hours and pricing. Located @ 5676 East State Route 29, Urbana. (937)232-7525. BICYCLE, Red adult Funray recumbent, four years old, purchased at Yellow Springs bike shop, extra tubes included, $200 OBO, (937)773-5521. CASH, top dollar paid! Junk cars/ trucks, running/ non-running. I will pick up. (937)719-3088, (937)451-1019.

1995 OLDSMOBILE, 1 owner. 95,000 miles. Runs great! Good condition. (937)497-7220

1999 FORD Contour, blue, 115,000 miles, good condition, power windows/ locks, AC/ heat works great, moving out of state, must sell! $2500 OBO. Available 7/9. Call (937)570-8123. 2001 TOYOTA Echo baby blue 4 door, 38,000 miles, excellent condition Call (937)332-8181 between 4pm-8pm.

2003 BMW Z4 3.0i Roadster, low miles, 6 cylinder, 6 speed, red exterior, black leather interior, Pirelli Runflats, $16,499 (937)307-3777. 1995 LOWE pontoon, 18 foot, 40 HP Evinrude motor-plus trailer, barn kept, call if no answer leave message, (419)628-3321

1996 SEA-NYMPH boat, 16 ft., 40hp Evinrude trolling motor. Garage kept, depth finder, live well, pedestal seats. $4000. (937)638-9090 1984 WILDERNESS, by Fleetwood, 24 foot, Good condition, new fridge, A/C, everything works, asking $3000, (937)726-5348

1998 DOLPHIN 33' RV, Low mileage! Queen bed, sleeps 6, refrigerator, shower, generator, awning, 1 slide out, $23,000, (937)778-0944 1982 KAWASAKI 440, good condition, runs good, approximately 36,000 miles, $650 OBO, (937)368-5009

2009 HARLEY Davidson, 966 miles, 96 inch cubic engine, $9,500, (937)214-2419 2001 FORD Ranger, Power steering & brakes, 4 cylinder automatic, air, 4 new tires, good condition, $3800, (937)498-9770

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

JC Tiger volleyball camp set JCKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Tiger Volleyball Camp will be held July 16, 17 and 18 at the high school. There are two age groups, including grades 7 and 8 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and grades 4, 5 and 6 from 1-to-3 p..m. The cost is $30 and includes a T-shirt and shorts. For two or more from the same family, the cost is $25. Instruction along with contests will be featured at the camp. Anyone with questions should contact Kim Metz at k _ m e t z @ j a c k s o n or phone her at 596-6053.

Mikolajewski Memorial 5K set Aug. 11 PIQUA — The Piqua Optimist Club’s fourth annual Bob Mikolajewski Memorial 5K Run and Walk will be held Aug. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at Piqua High School’s Alexander Stadium. The event is a major fundraiser for the Piqua Optimist Club, and is held in memory of the longtime member and club treasurer. Go online to to download the event registration flyer. Runners and walkers should pre-register by mail postmarked before Aug. 6 to ensure getting a race T-shirt. Online registration is also available through Race-day registration will also be available, starting at 7:15 a.m. The cost to enter is $15, and prizes will be awarded to the overall and age category winners. For more information about the 5K or the club, visit the website or contact club president Alex Moore at 937-4188884.

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.

NFL denies bounty appeals NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has rejected the appeals of four players suspended in connection with the league’s bounty investigation of the New Orleans Saints. In a ruling handed down on Goodell told Tuesday, Jonathan Vilma, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith and Scott Fujita that each of them is still welcome to meet with him to give their side of the story, and that he reserves the right to reduce the suspensions should new information be brought forth. Instead, however, the players intend to fight Goodell’s rulings through the federal court system. The players have declined to meet with Goodell because they have argued that Goodell lacked the jurisdiction to rule in the matter and has violated the spirit of the league’s Collective Bargaining Agreement by making public statements about the case that demonstrated he could not be a neutral arbitrator. The players likely would have relinquished those legal arguments had they met with the commissioner to defend themselves through the NFL’s regular disciplinary process. Vilma, who was suspended for the entire 2012 season, has already filed two separate lawsuits in the matter in federal court in New Orleans. One is a defamation lawsuit against Goodell himself. The other, which named the NFL as a defendant, asks for a temporary injunction that would allow Vilma to continue working while other related legal matters play out. The NFL Players Associa-

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File

NFL COMMISSIONER Roger Goodell is shown speaking during a news conference at the New Orleans Saints’ football training facility in Metairie, La. The appeals hearing for four players suspended by Goodell were denied Tuesday. tion also hinted at legal action on Tuesday, saying in a written statement that it “will continue to pursue all options.” “The players are disappointed with the league’s conduct during this process,” the union’s statement said. “We reiterate our concerns about the lack of fair due process, lack of integrity of the investigation and lack of the jurisdictional authority to impose discipline under the collective bargaining agreement. “Moreover, the commissioner took actions during this process that rendered it impossible for him to be an im-

partial arbitrator.” The NFL says its investigation found that Saints players paid into a system, run by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams form 2009 to 2011, that offered improper cash payments to teammates who injured targeted opponents. Vilma and Smith, who is suspended four games, are still with the Saints. Hargrove, now with Green Bay, was suspended eight games, while Fujita, who joined Cleveland in 2010, was suspended three games. Only Vilma’s suspension is effective immediately, while the other

three players are able to participate in training camp. Because Vilma is rehabilitating a left knee injury at the Saints’ training headquarters, he is seeking a quick ruling on his request in federal court for a temporary injunction. Vilma’s attorney, Peter Ginsburg, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Goodell’s latest ruling. Fujita, a member of the NFLPA’s executive committee, said he was not surprised by Goodell’s decision, but that he still hoped for “a process that leads to a fair resolution and gets whole truth on the table.” Fujita has called the bounty probe a “smear campaign,” and all four punished players have denied paying teammates to injure opponents. So far, the NFLPA already has challenged Goodell’s authority to hear player appeals before two system arbitrators, who both ruled in favor of Goodell, citing language in the league’s labor agreement that gives the commissioner that authority. Now the union must try to convince a federal judge otherwise. The NFL has said more than 20 current or former Saints players participated in the bounty program, but that Vilma, Smith and Fujita were punished because they were defensive leaders who contributed large amounts to a pool that paid for big plays as well as injury-causing hits. The league said Hargrove was punished for obstructing the investigation when first interviewed by investigators in 2010.

JC Thunder Cubs to practice JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Thunder Cubs fun run club for K-to-6 will begin practices on Aug. 20, Monday and Wednesday after school until 3:30 p.m. Club registration is only $10 and is due by Aug. 3. Contact Wendy Yinger at 489-6020 or Debbi Tussing at 726-1469 for more information.

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A cloud of dust Sidney Post 217’s Storm Wolter slides into second base Tuesday night during American Legion baseball action against visiting Prospect Legion at Custenborder Field.

Hoying enjoys promotion, as does visitor SPRINGFIELD, MO. miles southwest —Back during spring of St. Louis and training I 80 miles from wrote in northern Oklathese pages homa. that I hoped We had an exFort Lotended visit folramie native lowing the Jared HoyFriday night ing would be Dave Ross game at his promoted to Guest columnist team’s hotel, just the Texas two blocks from Hoying Rangers AA af- delightful Hammons Field, filiate by late home of the Springfield CarJune so I could see him play dinals (St. Louis affiliate). here, given that Springfield is The hotel was totally full the closest franchise in the due to the National Holstein Texas League for those of us Convention’s invasion on this journeying from west-central weekend. Our good friend Ohio. The Missouri version of and now retired extension Springfield is about 600 miles agent Roger Bender would from home. have been right at home. Jared’s promotion came on Hoying is not a stranger to June 22, only a week before his “new” teammates. the trek from his new team’s “I really like this group. I home base in Frisco, Texas played with most of them in (Dallas suburb) to this Ozark Spokane, Myrtle Beach, or Mountain outpost about 200 both,” he offered. “This makes

for an easy transition.” The toughest part of the transition is that his callup took place when he thought he would be on a four-day road trip to Frederick, Md. He had packed appropriately for such a brief trip. Everything else was back in Myrtle Beach but his girlfriend back home came to the rescue, heading to Myrtle Beach to clean out his apartment and get additional essentials headed his way. While class AA is an obvious step up, the new arrival says that extends beyond the field. “The hotels are nicer. We still ride a bus but our charter is awesome, very comfortable with satellite TV, and full use of cell phones, e-mail, and other gadgets. We watched the NBA draft on the way up here.” He also added that players

no longer have to help transport their own equipment. Since the designated hitter is almost universal at this level, there’s plenty of playing time for the hitters on the roster. Jared spent most of his time at Myrtle Beach in left field but is now primarily in right field. On this weekend he played right, DH, and left while stroking four singles with a run scored and one batted in. He hit seventh, seventh, and third in the Frisco lineup. The overall scenario is favorable. Hoying is now just two steps away from becoming the first Shelby Countian to play in the major leagues. He turned 23 in May. Hopefully he’ll move on to AAA in Round Rock, Texas (near Austin) next season. You can follow his current progress through his player page on the website of the

Frisco Roughriders. I enjoyed this brief experience with AA baseball. The Cardinals have been very hospitable and the BBQ brisket in the pressbox on my first night was excellent. I had a lengthy visit with one of their intern employees from Miamisburg who noticed my University of Dayton shirt. Their Friday night fireworks were a good show. St. Louis legend Ozzie Smith was Sunday’s headliner, including a bobblehead giveaway. I love baseball at any level but it’s even more special when I’m following someone from home who’s pursuing a dream. This was one memorable weekend. ——

Dave Ross has been a sports broadcaster and writer since 1975. He’s a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.


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Ex-Raider Davidson dies ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Ben Davidson, the hulking defensive end who starred for the Oakland Raiders in the 1960s before becoming a famous television pitch man, has died. He was 72. Davidson died Monday night. He was being treated for prostate cancer. Former Raiders coach John Madden first reported Davidson's death Tuesday on KCBS radio in San Francisco. Davidson spent 11 years in pro football, starting with the Green Bay Davidson Packers and Washington Redskins in the NFL before joining the Raiders in the AFL in 1964. Davidson played in the second Super Bowl for Oakland after the 1967 season and then was on the team that lost the conference title game the next three seasons.

Basketball player killed WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — A basketball player for the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton was killed in a weekend shooting in the Louisiana city of Lafayette. Police say 19-year-old Frederick Joseph of New Iberia, La., was shot in the back shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant and later died. Another man was injured. Authorities say the shooter drove up in a car and fired multiple shots. Joseph played in all 31 games for the Wildcats as a freshman guard last season and was planning to return for his sophomore season.

F1 driver seriously injured LONDON (AP) — Female Formula One test driver Maria de Villota was seriously injured in a collision with a team vehicle during a testing session at an airfield in southern England on Tuesday morning. De Villota’s team, Marussia F1, said De Villota’s car hit the team support truck at the end of her first run at Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire. It was the first time the 32-year-old Spanish driver tested the de Villota team’s MR-01 car. Marussia said De Villota was taken to the hospital, while a police spokesman told The Associated Press she “received a serious injury” in the lowspeed crash. The spokesman wouldn’t give further details on De Villota’s condition. “Maria has been transferred to hospital. Once her medical condition has been assessed a further statement will be issued,” the Russian-owned Marussia team said in a statement.

Allen to visit Miami Heat MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the schedule tells The Associated Press that free agent guard Ray Allen will visit the NBA champion Miami Heat on Thursday. Allen, one of Miami’s top offseason targets, will also meet with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly disclose the schedule. Miami can only offer Allen the mini Allen mid-level exception worth just over $3 million a year, or roughly half of what the Boston Celtics are willing to pay to keep the NBA’s leading 3-point shooter. first reported Allen’s planned visits Tuesday morning. The Hawks have agreed to deal All-Star guard Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets for five players and a draft pick, and Atlanta will send forward Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz for guard Devin Harris.

Hawks, Nets deal players BY ASSOCIATED PRESS A person familiar with the Hawks-Nets deal told The Associated Press on Monday night that Atlanta will receive guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson and forwards Jordan Williams and Johan Petro, along with a draft pick Brooklyn received from Houston in a prior deal. The selection only belongs to the Nets if it is not a lottery pick. The person confirmed the trade on condition of anonymity because it cannot become official until Stevenson Johnson signs as a free agent with Brooklyn. Free agents cannot be signed until July 11. Johnson has four years and $90 million left on his contract and new general manager Danny Ferry decided it was time to shed payroll and rebuild. The 31-year-old Johnson averaged 18.8 points per game last season, his 11th in the NBA and seventh with Atlanta.

Former Red Willis retires SEATTLE (AP) — Left-hander Dontrelle Willis is retiring following a rocky stretch with Baltimore’s top farm club. Willis was the NL Rookie of the Year in 2003 with the Marlins and quickly became one of baseball's most popular players. But the big left-hander has struggled since he won 22 games seven years ago and was second in the NL Cy Young Award voting. Willis won just 26 games and had 5.02 ERA over his final six seasons in the majors pitching for Florida, Detroit, Arizona and Cincinnati. His final appearance in the majors came on Sept. 25, 2011, when he beat Pittsburgh 5-4 for his only victory of the 2011 season with the Reds.

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CINCINNATI REDS' Zack Cozart rolls on the ground after getting hit by a pitch during the fifth

inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles Monday.

Rookies lead Reds to 8-2 win LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn’t until Zack Cozart’s teammates were able to see him walking around the clubhouse and talking coherently to reporters that they could start feeling feel good about their victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. Rookies Devin Mesoraco and Todd Frazier each drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds kept their focus after Cozart sustained a concussion when he was hit in the helmet by Chad Billingsley, beating the Dodgers 8-2. “They gave him all the tests and said that Zack should be OK tomorrow,” manager Dusty Baker said. “We took him out more for precautionary reasons. He was a little glossy eyed, so we decided to get him out of there because he got hit pretty good.” “It reminded me of when Goose Gossage hit ‘Penguin’ (Ron Cey) in the (1981) World Series and I was on deck. That’s how loud it was,” he said. Cozart singled his first two times up before being struck by Billingsley’s first-pitch fastball in the fifth inning. The rookie shortstop held his head with both hands while lying on his stomach for several anxious moments before walking

MONDAY off under his own power. “I think it just got away from him. I don’t even really remember, to be honest,” Cozart said. “I just remember hearing a pretty loud bang then I had some ringing in my ears, and that’s why I was on the ground holding my ears.” “I’ve been hit before a couple of years ago in the minor leagues, and it was worse then because it got me under the helmet. But this one was scary because it was so loud when it hit the helmet,” Cozart added. “That’s why we wear helmets. The doc just said to monitor it throughout the night. I think everything should be OK. I feel fine. I feel a lot better than I thought I was going to be.” Homer Bailey and the NL Central leaders sent the Dodgers to their 12th loss in 14 games. Cincinnati played without All-Star first baseman Joey Votto, who has inflammation in his left knee, and third baseman Scott Rolen, who was scratched after leaving Sunday’s game at San Francisco because of back spasms. But Mesoraco and Frazier helped pick up the slack. “We’re a team. We’ve got 25 guys, and everyone is supposed to do

their job and contribute,” Mesoraco said. “It doesn’t matter if you’ve played 15 years or one year. This is our job ‚Äî to go out there and help the team win. Me and Todd came up big tonight, but throughout the year, everyone on the 25-man roster is going to have their good games and help us win.” Bailey (6-6) allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings, striking out seven and walking one. Billingsley (4-8) lost his fourth straight start, giving up three runs and six hits in six innings with eight strikeouts and no walks. The right-hander is 0-4 with a 4.70 ERA in his last eight outings at Dodger Stadium. Billingsley took a 2-0 lead into the fifth and retired his first two batters before hitting Cozart. Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt came out to settle down Billingsley after the scary incident, and he retired the slumping Drew Stubbs for the third out. “We just thought it was a good time to take a moment, step back and absorb the whole thing and gather his thoughts so that he could keep pitching well,” Honeycutt said. “He was throwing the ball extremely well to that point, but there was just a change of momentum there, and

unfortunately, he didn’t escape that sixth inning.” The first three Reds batters in the sixth got hits. Brandon Phillips doubled and scored Cincinnati’s first run on Frazier’s broken-bat single. With two outs, Mesoraco delivered a two-run double down the leftfield line to put the Reds ahead 3-2. “You want to be the guy up there with two outs, guys in scoring position,” Mesoraco said. “I’ve always had a lot of success in those types of situations in the past. And it’s always a big pickup for the team if you can get those guys in. It was definitely a good feeling.” Cincinnati tacked on two more in the eighth against Todd Coffey with Frazier’s RBI triple and Mesoraco’s run-scoring single. NOTES: Reds RHP Mat Latos was picked Monday as the NL player of the week by virtue of his two complete-game victories over Milwaukee and San Francisco. ... Bailey has won his last four decisions on the road and lost his last three decisions at home. His next scheduled start is at San Diego on Saturday. ... Stubbs was 0 for 5 with three strikeouts and is hitless in his last 20 atbats.

Weaver blanks Indians CLEVELAND (AP) — A high-scoring weekend in scorching Baltimore had Cleveland’s hitters feeling better about their offense than they had in weeks. The Indians had finally heated up. Jered Weaver cooled them down quickly. Weaver squirmed out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning and pitched into the eighth to remain unbeaten at Progressive Field, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-0 win Monday night over the Indians, who managed just five hits. After scoring 32 runs on 55 hits during a fourgame series against the Orioles, the Indians collected just five singles off Weaver (9-1), who held the first 18 Cleveland hitters to one base hit and escaped the Indians’ only major threat. Down 2-0, the Indians loaded the bases in the seventh inning off Weaver on two walks and a single. But the right-handegot a forceout at the plate, foul pop and strikeout. Goodbye, rally.

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SCOREBOARD Major Leagues

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ANDY MURRAY of Britain plays a return to Marin Cilic of Croatia during a fourth round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England Tuesday.

Murray reaches quarterfinals WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Andy Murray beat 16th-seeded Marin Cilic 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 in a rain-delayed match Tuesday to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals for the fifth consecutive year. The fourth-seeded Murray is aiming to give Britain its first male champion at the All England Club since 1936. He lost in the semifinals in 2009, 2010 and 2011. His match against Cilic on Court 1 was suspended on Monday in the second set because of showers, was delayed Tuesday because of more rain, then was interrupted again in the second set. Murray ended Cilic’s eight-match winning streak. In the quarterfinals, Murray will face No. 7 David Ferrer, who eliminated No. 9 Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Murray and Ferrer have split 10 previous headto-head matchups. Sharapova upset All at once, there was a frenzy of activity at a wet and windy All England Club early Monday afternoon. Top-seeded and 2004 Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova, a big hitter in her own right, was overpowered in a 64, 6-3 loss to No. 15 Sabine Lisicki. Fourtime title winner Serena Williams was locked in a three-set tussle against a wild-card entry from Kazakhstan who is ranked 65th but is responsible for the only perfect set in women’s professional tennis. Defending champion Petra Kvitova was trying to come back after dropping her opening set. Oh, and over on Centre Court, there was the not-so-insignificant matter of 16-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer’s medical timeout to get treatment for his aching back. The start of Week 2 at Wimbledon has been dubbed “Manic Monday,” because it’s the only major tournament that schedules all 16 fourthround singles matches on one day. Sure lived up to that moniker this year, even if rain prevented five of the eight men’s matches from finishing. The most newsworthy result was the abrupt

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MARIA SHARAPOVA of Russia reacts during a fourth round singles match against Sabine Lisicki of Germany at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, England, Monday. end of Sharapova’s bid to become the first woman since Williams in 2002 to win the French Open and Wimbledon in the same year. Less than a month after completing a career Grand Slam in Paris to return to No. 1, Sharapova bowed out against someone she had beaten the three other times they met. She will be replaced atop the rankings next week. “Nothing is easy. Certainly not a Wimbledon title,” Sharapova said. “So I don’t know if it’s easier or tougher now than it was years ago, but I don’t think it’s ever easier.” Federer, seeking a seventh trophy at the grass-court Grand Slam, beat Xavier Malisse 7-6 (1), 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 to reach a 33rd consecutive major quarterfinal, adding to his record. After the seventh game, Federer got help from a trainer for his back. When he returned, his play didn’t appear to suffer all that much, other than slowerthan-usual serves. On the other hand, Federer capped the match with a 122 mph ace. “Honestly, I’m not too worried. I’ve had bad backs over the years. I’ve been around. They go as quick as they came,” he said. “But of course I have to keep an eye on it now.” Federer now faces No. 26 Mikhail Youzhny, a 63, 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-5 winner over Denis Istomin. Federer is 13-0 against Youzhny.

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.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Wednesday's Games N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 1-3) at Tampa Bay (Price 11-4), 3:10 p.m. Boston (F.Morales 1-1) at Oakland (Griffin 0-0), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 4-8) at Cleveland (D.Lowe 7-6), 4:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 0-0) at Seattle (Noesi 2-10), 4:10 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 1-4) at Detroit (Verlander 8-5), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 3-4) at Toronto (Villanueva 2-0), 7:07 p.m. Texas (Feldman 2-6) at Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Thursday's Games Minnesota at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Texas at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. —— TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING_Ruiz, Philadelphia, .356; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .354; DWright, New York, .354; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .352; Votto, Cincinnati, .350; CGonzalez, Colorado, .339; Prado, Atlanta, .320. RUNS_CGonzalez, Colorado, 59; Pence, Philadelphia, 56; Bourn, Atlanta, 53; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 53; Furcal, St. Louis, 53; Holliday, St. Louis, 53; DWright, New York, 53. RBI_Beltran, St. Louis, 63; CGonzalez, Colorado, 58; Braun, Milwaukee, 55; Ethier, Los Angeles, 55; Bruce, Cincinnati, 54; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 52; Holliday, St. Louis, 51; Kubel, Arizona, 51. HITS_MeCabrera, San Francisco, 111; Bourn, Atlanta, 102; McPittsburgh, 101; Cutchen, CGonzalez, Colorado, 99; DWright, New York, 98; Prado, Atlanta, 96; SCastro, Chicago, 94. DOUBLES_Votto, Cincinnati, 33; DWright, New York, 26; Cuddyer, Colorado, 24; Desmond, Washington, 24; Ethier, Los Angeles, 23; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 23; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 22; Prado, Atlanta, 22. TRIPLES_Fowler, Colorado, 9; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 7; SCastro, Chicago, 7; Reyes, Miami, 6; Bloomquist, Arizona, 5; Colvin, Colorado, 5; DeJesus, Chicago, 5; Frazier, Cincinnati, 5; AHill, Arizona, 5; OHudson, San Diego, 5. HOME RUNS_Braun, Milwaukee, 22; Beltran, St. Louis, 20; Stanton, Miami, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 17; CGonzalez, Colorado, 17; Pence, Philadelphia, 16; 5 tied at 15. BASES_DGordon, STOLEN Los Angeles, 28; Campana, Chicago, 25; Bourn, Atlanta, 23; Bonifacio, Miami, 20; Pierre, Philadelphia, 19; Reyes, Miami, 19; Victorino, Philadelphia, 19. PITCHING_Dickey, New York, 12-1; GGonzalez, Washington, 11-3; Lynn, St. Louis, 10-4; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 10-4; Hamels, Philadelphia, 10-4; 8 tied at 9. S T R I K E O U T S _ S t r a s b u r g, Washington, 122; Dickey, New York, 116; MCain, San Francisco, 114; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 112; GGonzalez, Washington, 112; Hamels, Philadelphia, 111; Greinke, Milwaukee, 106. SAVES_Kimbrel, Atlanta, 23; SCasilla, San Francisco, 21; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 20; FFrancisco, New York, 18; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 18; HBell, Miami, 17; Motte, St. Louis, 17; Myers, Houston, 17. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING_Trout, Los Angeles, .339; Konerko, Chicago, .335; Mauer, Minnesota, .327; Beltre, Texas, .323; AJackson, Detroit, .322; MiCabrera, Detroit, .321; Hamilton, Texas, .314. RUNS_Kinsler, Texas, 61; Bautista, Toronto, 57; Ortiz, Boston, 57; Cano, New York, 55; Granderson, New York, 54; De Aza, Chicago, 52; AdJones, Baltimore, 52. RBI_Hamilton, Texas, 73; MiCabrera, Detroit, 65; Bautista, Toronto, 64; ADunn, Chicago, 58; Willingham, Minnesota, 56; Encarnacion, Toronto, 55; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 55. HITS_MiCabrera, Detroit, 103; Jeter, New York, 99; Cano, New York, 96; Beltre, Texas, 95; Andrus,

Driving Distance $2,320,746 1, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, 282.0. 21. Juan Pablo Montoya, 2, Brittany Lincicome, 279.0. 3, $2,267,947 Vicky Hurst, 275.0. 4, Lexi Thomp22. Joey Logano, $2,110,228 son, 274.0. 5, Yani Tseng, 271.0. 6, 23. Paul Menard, $2,094,750 Gerina Piller, 271.0. 7, Karin 24. Regan Smith, $2,084,306 Sjodin, 269.0. 8, Jessica Korda, 25. Kurt Busch, $2,078,558 268.0. 9, Maria Hjorth, 267.0. 10, 26. Bobby Labonte, $2,077,911 Sydnee Michaels, 267.0. 27. Landon Cassill, $2,065,045 Greens in Regulation Pct. 28. Casey Mears, $1,855,960 1, Sun Young Yoo, 75.90%. 2, 29. David Ragan, $1,826,611 Karin Sjodin, 75.00%. 3, Paula 30. David Gilliland, $1,761,668 Creamer, 74.20%. 4, Stacy Lewis, 31. Mark Martin, $1,594,103 73.90%. 5, Lexi Thompson, 73.80%. 32. Travis Kvapil, $1,588,513 6, Suzann Pettersen, 73.40%. 7, 33. Dave Blaney, $1,548,928 Azahara Munoz, 72.40%. 8, Shan34. David Reutimann, shan Feng, 71.50%. 9, Karrie Webb, $1,423,088 71.10%. 10, Anna Nordqvist, Michael McDowell, 35. 71.10%. $1,347,943 Putting Average 36. Joe Nemechek, $1,341,087 1, Inbee Park, 1.731. 2, Jin 37. David Stremme, $1,254,015 Young Pak, 1.738. 3, Stacy Lewis, 38. Josh Wise, $1,155,584 1.745. 4, Ai Miyazato, 1.754. 5, So 39. J.J. Yeley, $980,578 Yeon Ryu, 1.757. 6, M.J. Hur, 1.759. 40. Trevor Bayne, $845,597 7, Yani Tseng, 1.759. 8, Na Yeon 41. Reed Sorenson, $742,463 Choi, 1.770. 9, I.K. Kim, 1.781. 10, 42. Scott Riggs, $725,147 Eun-Hee Ji, 1.781. 43. Mike Bliss, $690,998 Birdie Average 44. Tony Raines, $651,975 1, Stacy Lewis, 4.11. 2, Suzann 45. Scott Speed, $562,325 Pettersen, 3.67. 3, So Yeon Ryu, 46. Ken Schrader, $524,135 3.93. 4, Hee Young Park, 3.72. 5, 47. Stephen Leicht, $523,780 Yani Tseng, 4.30. 6, Anna 48. Danica Patrick, $451,575 Nordqvist, 3.35. 7 (tie), Brittany 49. Robby Gordon, $405,300 Lang and Sun Young Yoo, 3.26. 9 50. Terry Labonte, $384,855 (tie), Inbee Park and Na Yeon Choi, —— 3.70. Driver Rating Eagle Average NASCAR Sprint Cup driver 1, Jodi Ewart, 0.18. 2 (tie), Na ratings with season points position, Yeon Choi, Pornanong Phatlum, single-race high rating and overall Stacy Lewis and Tiffany Joh, 0.11. rating: 6, 7 tied with 0.18. Pos.High Rate Sand Save Percentage 1. Jimmie Johnson . 3 149.8 108.8 1, Hee Kyung Seo, 65.63%. 2, 2. Matt Kenseth . . 1 128.5 104.6 Jiyai Shin, 65.00%. 3, Jenny Shin, 3. Greg Biffle . . . . . 4 137.4 104.5 62.07%. 4, Leta Lindley, 61.54%. 5, 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2 138.1 101.4 OLF Sun Young Yoo, 61.22%. 6, Se Ri 5. Denny Hamlin. . 5 130.0 98.5 Pak, 59.26%. 7, M.J. Hur, 58.82%. 8, 6. Martin Truex Jr.. 8 142.6 96.2 PGA, LPGA leaders Danah Bordner, 58.33%. 9, Ai 7. Kyle Busch . . . . 12 137.5 95.5 PGA Tour Statistics Miyazato, 58.06%. 10, Morgan Pres- 8. Brad Keselowski 10 142.7 94.0 The Associated Press sel, 58.00%. 9. Kevin Harvick . . 6 134.7 93.7 Through July 1 Rounds Under Par 10. Jeff Gordon . . . 18 133.1 93.4 FedExCup Regular Season 1, Ai Miyazato, .750. 2, Shan—— Points shan Feng, .684. 3, Jiyai Shin, .679. Schedule-Winners 1, Tiger Woods, 1,951.563. 2, 4, Stacy Lewis, .659. 5, Suzann PetFeb. 18 — x-Budweiser Jason Dufner, 1,849.300. 3, Hunter tersen, .652. 6, So Yeon Ryu, .643. 7, Shootout (Kyle Busch) Mahan, 1,654.300. 4, Bubba Wat- Yani Tseng, .595. 8, Na Yeon Choi, Feb. 23 — x-Gatorade Duel 1 son, 1,617.214. 5, Matt Kuchar, .585. 9, Karrie Webb, .558. 10, (Tony Stewart) 1,423.150. 6, Zach Johnson, Jenny Shin, .550. Feb. 23 — x-Gatorade Duel 2 1,419.660. 7, Rory McIlroy, (Matt Kenseth) 1,372.000. 8, Phil Mickelson, Feb. 27 — Daytona 500 (Matt 1,312.750. 9, Webb Simpson, Kenseth) 1,297.900. 10, Carl Pettersson, Sprint Cup March 4 — Subway Fresh Fit 1,257.750. 500 (Denny Hamlin) Scoring Average NASCAR Sprint Cup Points March 11 — Kobalt Tools 400 1, Tiger Woods, 69.04. 2, Matt Leaders (Tony Stewart) By The Associated Press Kuchar, 69.16. 3, Jim Furyk, 69.43. Through June 30 March 18 — Food City 500 4, Jason Dufner, 69.46. 5, Padraig 1. Matt Kenseth, 633. (Brad Keselowski) Harrington, 69.48. 6, Rory McIlroy, 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 622. March 25 — Auto Club 400 69.49. 7, Justin Rose, 69.54. 8, Lee 3. Jimmie Johnson, 610. (Tony Stewart) Westwood, 69.60. 9, Adam Scott, 4. Greg Biffle, 608. April 1 — Goody's Fast Relief 69.65. 10, Bubba Watson, 69.71. 5. Denny Hamlin, 565. 500 (Ryan Newman) Driving Distance 6. Kevin Harvick, 565. April 14 — Samsung Mobile 1, Bubba Watson, 316.3. 2, 7. Clint Bowyer, 557. 500 (Greg Biffle) Jamie Lovemark, 310.4. 3, Robert 8. Martin Truex Jr., 556. April 22 — STP 400 (Denny Garrigus, 308.9. 4, J.B. Holmes, 9. Tony Stewart, 545. 307.1. 5, Charlie Beljan, 307.0. 6, Hamlin) 10. Brad Keselowski, 537. Kyle Stanley, 306.2. 7, Jason Day, April 28 — Capital City 400 11. Carl Edwards, 503. 304.4. 8 (tie), Rory McIlroy and Presented by Virginia is for Lovers Kyle Busch, 495. 12. Jason Kokrak, 304.2. 10, 2 tied with (Kyle Busch) 13. Paul Menard, 477. 303.2. May 6 — Aaron's 499 (Brad KeKasey Kahne, 463. 14. Driving Accuracy Percentage selowski) 15. Ryan Newman, 463. 1, Graeme McDowell, 70.98%. 2, May 12 — Bojangles' Southern 16. Joey Logano, 463. Ben Curtis, 70.05%. 3, Jerry Kelly, 500 (Jimmie Johnson) 17. Marcos Ambrose, 456. 69.80%. 4, Heath Slocum, 69.69%. May 19 — x-Sprint Showdown 18. Jeff Gordon, 453. 5, Jim Furyk, 69.35%. 6, Tim Clark, (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) Jamie McMurray, 431. 19. 68.90%. 7, David Toms , 68.43%. 8, May 19 — x-NASCAR Sprint 20. Jeff Burton, 428. Hunter Mahan, 68.34%. 9, Mark All-Star Race (Jimmie Johnson) Juan Pablo Montoya, 417. 21. Wilson, 68.32%. 10, John Huh, May 27 — Coca-Cola 600 22. Aric Almirola, 406. 68.27%. (Kasey Kahne) A J Allmendinger, 400. 23. Greens in Regulation June 3 — FedEx 400 benefiting 24. Kurt Busch, 356. Percentage Autism Speaks (Jimmie Johnson) Bobby Labonte, 353. 25. 1, Bubba Watson, 72.36%. 2, June 10 — Pocono 400 (Joey 26. Regan Smith, 349. Lee Westwood, 71.63%. 3, Hunter Logano) 27. Mark Martin, 341. Mahan, 70.37%. 4, Justin Rose, June 17 — Quicken Loans 400 28. Casey Mears, 323. 70.33%. 5, John Senden, 69.81%. 6 (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) 29. David Ragan, 293. (tie), Ben Curtis and Jason Dufner, June 24 — Toyota/Save Mart 30. David Gilliland, 280. 69.44%. 8, Greg Owen, 68.89%. 9, 350 (Clint Bowyer) 31. Travis Kvapil, 256. Martin Laird, 68.41%. 10, Tiger June 30 — Quaker State 400 32. Landon Cassill, 246. Woods, 68.02%. (Brad Keselowski) 33. Dave Blaney, 228. Total Driving July 7 — Coke Zero 400 Pow34. David Reutimann, 219. 1, John Rollins, 57. 2, Boo Weekered By Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, 35. J.J. Yeley, 117. ley, 68. 3, Brandt Jobe, 76. 4, Fla. 36. David Stremme, 111. Hunter Mahan, 78. 5 (tie), Tiger July 15 — Lenox Industrial 37. Brian Vickers, 106. Woods and Bo Van Pelt, 80. 7, Jason Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. 38. Michael McDowell, 89. Dufner, 84. 8, Rickie Fowler, 88. 9, July 29 — Crown Royal Pres39. Ken Schrader, 73. Keegan Bradley, 95. 10, 2 tied with 40. Josh Wise, 66. ents The Your Hero's Name Here 98. 41. Tony Raines, 61. 400 at The Brickyard, Indianapolis Strokes Gained - Putting 42. Brendan Gaughan, 50. Aug. 5 — Pennsylvania 400, 1, Ben Curtis, .872. 2, Aaron 43. Terry Labonte, 42. Long Pond, Pa. Baddeley, .808. 3, Luke Donald, 44. Michael Waltrip, 40. Aug. 12 — NASCAR Sprint Cup .758. 4, Derek Lamely, .719. 5, Zach 45. Stephen Leicht, 40. Series at The Glen, Watkins Glen, Johnson, .709. 6, Bo Van Pelt, .691. 46. Scott Speed, 36. N.Y. 7, Bryce Molder, .681. 8, Ryan 47. Scott Riggs, 28. Aug. 19 — Pure Michigan 400, Palmer, .619. 9, Carl Pettersson, 48. Boris Said, 15. Brooklyn, Mich. .615. 10, Brian Gay, .612. 49. Hermie Sadler, 13. Aug. 25 — Irwin Tools Night Birdie Average 50. Robby Gordon, 11. 1, Webb Simpson, 4.13. 2, Jason Race, Bristol, Tenn. —— Dufner, 4.11. 3 (tie), Bubba Watson Sept. 2 — AdvoCare 500, Money Leaders and Rory McIlroy, 4.08. 5, Martin Hampton, Ga. 1. Jimmie Johnson, $4,474,615 Laird, 4.04. 6, Keegan Bradley, 4.00. Sept. 8 — Federated Auto Parts 2. Matt Kenseth, $4,334,138 7, Phil Mickelson, 3.96. 8 (tie), Lee 400, Richmond, Va. 3. Denny Hamlin, $3,536,922 Westwood and Brandt Snedeker, Sept. 16 — GEICO 400, Joliet, 4. Tony Stewart, $3,524,360 3.93. 10, Bo Van Pelt, 3.92. Ill. 5. Kyle Busch, $3,311,379 Eagles (Holes per) Sept. 23 — Sylvania 300, 6. Greg Biffle, $3,298,978 1, Bubba Watson, 80.0. 2, Jonas Loudon, N.H. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 7. Blixt, 81.0. 3, Garth Mulroy, 93.0. 4, Sept. 30 — AAA 400, Dover, Rory McIlroy, 93.6. 5, Gary Wood- $3,274,770 Del. Kevin Harvick, $2,996,727 8. land, 94.0. 6, Ben Crane, 97.2. 7, Oct. 7 — Good Sam Club 500, 9. Brad Keselowski, $2,975,675 Nick Watney, 100.8. 8, Luke DonTalladega, Ala. 10. Carl Edwards, $2,759,806 ald, 102.0. 9, Charles Howell III, Oct. 13 — Bank of America 500, 11. Martin Truex Jr., 104.7. 10, Arjun Atwal, 105.8. Concord, N.C. $2,726,211 Sand Save Percentage Oct. 21 — Hollywood Casino 12. Jeff Gordon, $2,708,930 1, Jonas Blixt, 65.59%. 2, Brian 400, Kansas City, Kan. 13. Ryan Newman, $2,674,359 Gay, 64.21%. 3, Lee Westwood, Oct. 28 — TUMS Fast Relief 14. Jeff Burton, $2,653,055 64.15%. 4, Greg Chalmers, 63.56%. 500, Ridgeway, Va. 15. Clint Bowyer, $2,652,426 5, Martin Flores, 62.63%. 6, Aaron Nov. 4 — AAA Texas 500, Fort 16. A J Allmendinger, Baddeley, 62.50%. 7, Jim Furyk, Worth, Texas 62.14%. 8, Chris DiMarco, 62.10%. $2,577,395 Nov. 11 — Phoenix 500, Avon17. Aric Almirola, $2,391,867 9, Rocco Mediate, 61.54%. 10, David 18. Marcos Ambrose, dale, Ariz. Toms, 61.02%. Nov. 18 — Ford EcoBoost 400, $2,385,466 All-Around Ranking Homestead, Fla. 19. Kasey Kahne, $2,370,386 1, Keegan Bradley, 221. 2, Lee x-non-points race 20. Jamie McMurray, Westwood, 237. 3, Jason Dufner, 248. 4, Bo Van Pelt, 257. 5, Justin Rose, 282. 6, Rory McIlroy, 304. 7, Bubba Watson, 307. 8, Matt Kuchar, 308. 9, Tiger Woods, 349. 10, Zach Johnson, 352. —— LPGA Tour Statistics The Associated Press Through July 1 Scoring “Your Home Town Furniture Store” 1, Ai Miyazato, 69.94. 2, Stacy Lewis, 70.18. 3, Shanshan Feng, 70.39. 4, Yani Tseng, 70.41. 5, Na Yeon Choi, 70.56. 6, Jiyai Shin, 70.68. 7, So Yeon Ryu, 70.76. 8, Suzann Pettersen, 70.91. 9, Amy Yang, 70.97. 10, Inbee Park, 71.05.

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Major League Baseball By Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Games San Francisco (Bumgarner 104) at Washington (E.Jackson 4-4), 11:05 a.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 0-5) at N.Y. Mets (C.Young 2-1), 1:10 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 1-0) at Pittsburgh (Correia 4-6), 1:35 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 5-5) at Milwaukee (Wolf 2-6), 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Maholm 5-6) at Atlanta (Delgado 4-8), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (Guthrie 3-7) at St. Louis (Wainwright 6-8), 7:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 3-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 5-5), 9:10 p.m. San Diego (Marquis 1-4) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 6-7), 9:40 p.m.< Thursday's Games Miami at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

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Camp, home move discussed Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities members recently discussed the summer camp being offered by Shelby County ARC and plans to move a home to Shelby County that will benefit those with developmental disabilities. The board met with the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities in St. Paris and heard about plans for summer camps for those with developmental disabilities. The Service and Support Administration stated that Essential Needs Grant funding will be used for a day camp for youths ages 6 to 21. The goal of the camp is to give children the chance to participate in a summer activity and provide respite for the family. The camp started June 4 and will last eight weeks. The Shelby County ARC will hold its annual summer camp July 30 through Aug. 3 at Sidney Middle School. A home that was constructed in the Duke Center at Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua for individuals with developmental disabilities was moved by Unibilt and Piqua Steel on May 29 to a site on Foraker Avenue in Sidney. It was funded through the Margaret Gierhart Trust. The board heard that Shelby Hills preschool graduation was held May 25 at the Sidney Church of God. The Third Annual Night at the Park was held in May at Shelby Hills Early Development Center. All children received a baseball cap and hot dogs that were donated by Bringing Everyone at Shelby Hills Together (BEST). Orange drinks were provided by McDonald’s. The board approved a memorandum of understanding with the Hardin-Houston Board of Education to house one preschool classroom for the 2012-13 program year.


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Area man fights Parkinson’s disease with physical therapy BY MIKE SEFFRIN ROSEWOOD — Celebrities Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali have Parkinson’s disease. So does Don McAlexander. He may not be as well known, but he’s fighting the disease with a physical therapy program that’s enabled him to lead a more normal life. McAlexander, 85, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, a couple years ago. He began treatment at the Cleveland Clinic and then switched to the Ohio State University Medical Center. A doctor there told McAlexander and his wife, Charlotte, about LSVT. According to its website, “LSVT Global pioneered the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), an innovative and clinically proven method for improving voice and speech in individuals with Parkinson disease. Today, LSVT Global specializes in the development of innovative and effective treatments for the speech communication (LSVT LOUD) and physical/occupational therapy (LSVT BIG) needs of individuals with Parkinson disease as well as aging and other conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome. Our mission is to use technology to provide unlimited access to proven treatments for all who can benefit.” McAlexander formerly needed a walker to get around. About a week after beginning the LSVT program,

A before-and-after DVD that the Versailles Health Care Center recorded shows great improvement in mobility that McAlexander experienced with LSVT. Patrons of a coffee shop in DeGraff that the McAlexanders frequent didn’t need to see the DVD. “The first day he walked in without a walker, they guys picked up on that right then,” Charlotte said. “They were amazed.” McAlexander also is aided by an electronic device that regulates his tremors. He had brain surgery in 2006 in which the device was implanted. He carries a remote control for it in a waist pouch. The change is dramatic when he turns the device off to demonstrate it. His body immediately goes from steady to trembling, and then back to steady once he turns it back on. Although he wasn’t diagnosed with Parkinson’s until later, McAlexander began noticing the tremors back in 1996. Charlotte said he especially noticed the problem when he was working on an old house they were moving For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Mike Seffrin into in Rosewood. DON MCALEXANDER holds the controller for an implant that Don is retired from the helps control his Parkinson’s disease tremors. He’s also ben- Stolle Corp. Charlotte retired efited from a physical therapy program. after teaching 25 years at he set the walker aside. five weeks where Don took Fairlawn Schools. They have “I don’t need it at all now,” part in an hour of intense three children, 10 grandchilhe said. therapy with the help of dren and 19 great-grandchilMcAlexander was doing physical therapist Gina dren. They had lived in water therapy at Wilson Me- Boerger. Rosewood earlier, then moved morial Hospital, but it wasn’t “They wore me out,” Don to Tawawa, and after 40 helping. A therapist at Wilson said. years, came back in 1996 to told him that LSVT was of“He’d have an hour of hard Rosewood. With four acres, fered at the Versailles Health therapy,” Charlotte said. the McAlexanders have Care Center. The McAlexanAfter the therapy at Verplenty of yard work to do. ders traveled to Versailles sailles, McAlexander began And Don plans to do his three times a week for almost exercises at home. share of lawn mowing.

Tree Board learns of planting plans During its June meeting, the Sidney Tree Board discussed the fact that no funds have been budgeted for tree planting since 2008. Street Superintendent Marty Keifer said he will propose planting 25 trees of 3- to 4-inch caliper, possibly using the maintenance budget. Chairwoman Marcia Osborne suggested plantings begin in the recently completed Wapakoneta Avenue widening project area. Keifer also told the board the city of Sidney’s website is being updated and once the project is completed a link for “urban forestry” can be included. Tree Board members approved a request by the Police Department to remove a tree on the south side of the department building on Court Street that obstructs the view of the public entrance and to prune other trees in the same area for pedestrian traffic. Osborne asked if the city provides a place for residents to bring brush. Keifer explained the municipal compost on Brooklyn Avenue is for staff use only. Joyce Reier, Public Works administrative assistant, said Roe trucking will accept yard waste for $10 per load. Keifer told the board an ash tree at the rear of 230 Gemini Court along Hoewisher Road will be removed because the staff suspects it is declining due to emerald ash borer infestation. He also reported a permit has been issued for a Japanese maple tree planted in front of Canal Place, saying the owner was unaware a permit was needed for the planting. A map of the 2012 tree pruning area and a list of trees removed was included in board members’ packets. Street-tree removals were made on Bennett Street, Wagner Avenue, Park Street, Broadway Avenue, Clinton Avenue, Ohio Avenue, Grant Street and Main Avenue. Removals at Pike Street and West Avenue on Miami Avenue are pending. Dayton Power & Light Co. has provided the city with the area a contractor will be pruning for line clearance. Keifer will report back concerning several questions posed by the board. Keifer, Osborne and Jerry Kauffman attended a Southwestern Tree Care conclave June 20 and reported on meeting activities.

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‘I’m flying!’ Marlee Dodds, 3, goes down a slide at Tawawa Park recently, closely followed by her cousin Korban Schmiesing, 5. Marlee is the daughter of Seth and Casey Dodds, of Sidney. Korban is the son of Nick and Tabitha Schmiesing, of Sidney.

City offers special pickup of trees, brush from storm The city of Sidney will begin a special pickup of storm damage (trees and brush only) on Monday. The collection is not for yard waste since any and all yard waste must be prepared and tagged as in the past. All trees and brush must be placed at the curb by 7:30 a.m. Monday since the

collection is expected to take a full week to complete. Until then, city residents only may drop off storm-damaged trees and brush at the city’s compost center at 690 Brooklyn Ave. Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Trees and brush should be dropped off

on the upper portion of the compost site in the area marked unprocessed material. No yard waste will be accepted. Composted wood may only be taken from the site by local residents who have a city-approved wood waiver with them. Wood waivers are available at the city’s service center, 415 S. Vandemark Road.

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