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BY TOM BARNETT tbarnett@sdnccg.com After listening more than an hour to the concerns of Sidney swimming pool owners who filled council chambers Monday night, Sidney City Council agreed to suspend enforcement of code violation cipending further tations review of existing regulations. The same group of citizens had expressed their concerns

with code violation citations and orders to remove pools during council’s June 25 meeting. The decision, based on a motion by veteran councilman Tom Miller, was met with applause and appreciation from pool owners. The vote by council was 6-1, with Katie McMillan casting the only negative vote. Miller said earlier Monday night he feels all issues in the ongoing debate “are based on

the size of the pool.” Following Monday night’s decision, Mayor Mike Barhorst assured pool owners their concerns and complaints have been noted and will be addressed in the next council work session. He also invited residents to address any further concerns or comments to the city clerk by letter or email. The mayor and council also expressed appreciation to pool

Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Glenn F. Kueterman • David E. Gehret • M. Lorraine Melcher • Wanda L. Clayton • G. Agnes Gross • Louise Agnes Carey • Paul R. Wack

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TODAY’S THOUGHT “Those people who think only of themselves, are hopelessly uneducated. They are not educated, no matter how instructed they may be.” — Nicholas Murray Butler, American educator (18621947) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5A.

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owners for their orderly demeanor and courtesy during Monday night’s discussion. Residents’ basic concerns have risen from citations issued for alleged infractions dealing with yard setback, fencing, pool size and electrical service infractions. Some said they have been ordered to remove pools already installed and filled with purchased city water. See POOLS/Page 16A

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Painting the town Buckeye Ford employee Joe Wood, watches as Megan Lewis, 15, both of Sidney, paints in the letter A on a Relay 4 Life window sign that members of the Sidney High School girls soccer team was putting up at Buckeye Ford in Sidney Tuesday. The girls soccer team planned on decorating more than 25 businesses with Relay for Life signs. Lewis is the daughter of Kim Lewis and Craig Lewis.

Although Sidney and Shelby County sweltered under 100degree heat indexes the past 10 days, official day-to-day temperatures recorded at Sidney’s Wastewater Treatment plant remained in the 90s through the period with one exception. The mercury did reach 102 degrees on June 28, the day the heat wave began. (Staff at the plant are required to record heat scores as part of the process of treating the city’s waste). Temperatures for the period June 29 through last Sunday follow: June 29, 98 degrees; June 30, 91; July 1, 93; July 2, 92; July 3, 94; July 4, 97; July 5, 96; July 7, 98 and 88 degrees Sunday, July 8 after a Saturday night cold front helped the intense heat abate. The local wastewater plant is the official weather recording station for Shelby County.

Tax relief available for storm damage Shelby County Auditor Denny York has announced that owners of properties damaged by the recent storms may be eligible for a reduction in their property taxes. State law allows county auditors to reduce property values, and consequently property taxes, for structures that are torn down or are significantly damaged by fire or other causes. Under this provision, property values are reduced on a sliding scale per quarter of the year in which the damage or razing occurs. This would mean that property affected by the June 29 storms could receive a reduction of up to 75 percent for

the 2012 tax year. York said owners whose property was damaged should contact the Auditor’s Office by phone at 498-7202 or email to agrillot@shelbycountyauditors.com for information or to request a form to report the loss. Forms may also be obtained on the auditor’s website, www.co.shelby.oh.us/auditor. The application asks owners the nature of the damage and an estimate of the cost to repair it, among other questions. Applications can be delivered in person or mailed to the Auditor’s Office at 129 E. Court St., Sidney, OH 45365. “If a structure has sustained struc-

tural damage, we would like to know about it,” York said. “We will dispatch an appraiser to make sure it is taxed on its diminished value until repaired or razed.” He said part of the appraisal process would be to determine when repairs to the structure should be complete, and the office would be following up to make sure owners are being credited only for the time their property was damaged. In conclusion, York said the property tax reduction would be reflected on the property’s next tax bill, which is due in February.

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MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Tuesday morning, Judge Duane Goettemoeller fined Eric J. Paulus, 32, 3535 River Road, $100 and costs and sentenced him to five days in jail on a charge of obstructing official business. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Wayne H. King, 49, 1043 Apple Blossom Lane, was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 20 days in jail on a domestic violence charge. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. He was also placed on probation for two years. • Adrian J. Latham, 23, of Bethel, was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to five days in jail on a theft charge that was amended to attempted theft. If fines and costs are paid in full, jail may be reconsidered. In Municipal Court Monday, Isaac Kennedy, 18, 204 W. South St., waived a preliminary hearing on felony trafficking in drugs and possession of criminal tools charges and was ordered held for action of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court. Bond of $1,000 was transferred to the county court. • Cody L. Kiser, 43, of Springfield, waived a preliminary hearing on felony charges of receiving stolen property and was held for action of

COUNTY Sheriff’s log TUESDAY -12:04 a.m.: domestic violence. Shelby County Sheriff ’s deputies responded a report of domestic violence and issued a summons to Dylan Poe, 20, 213 Diamond Drive, Anna, for disorderly conduct. SUNDAY -10:06 p.m.: theft. Deputies responded to Country Concert, 7103H State Route 66, on a report of the theft of a camper.

Fire, rescue TUESDAY -10:45 a.m.: fire. Botkins Fire responded to the railroad crossing at Wells Road on a report of a ditch fire. -10:26 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue re-

Common Pleas Court. Bond of $5,000 was continued in the case. • Mark D. Cohn, 39, of Montpelier, was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail, with credit for two days served, on an aggravated menacing charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. Eight days jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • John J. Davis, 41, at large, was fined $50 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail, with credit for one day served, on a criminal trespassing charge. Jail will be suspended if he follows all rules of probation. A second charge of the same offense was dismissed at the request of the law director. • Malcolm J. Warner, 27, of Piqua, was fined $50 and costs and sentenced to five days in jail for failing to confine a dog and also fined $50 for contempt of court. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Drug abuse charges against Whitney K. Anderson, 25, of Brownsville, Calif., were dismissed at the request of the state. • Dane E. Howell, 20, of Dayton, was fined 50 and costs for underage consumption of alcohol and also fined $50 on a Country Concert disorderly conduct charge.

• Zachary M. Gonterman, 20, of Lakeview, was fined $50 and costs for disorderly conduct at Country Concert. • Roderick M. Berryhill, 20, of Piqua, was fine $375 and costs, sentenced to five days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for six months for driving while under the influence. Jail may be reconsidered if he completes an alcohol-intervention program and pays fines and costs in full. On a charge of underage consumption of alcohol, he was fined $50 and costs. • Ana Jesus N. Tshi18, 2365 manyika, Collins Drive, Apt. B., was fined $75 and costs and sentenced to five days in jail on a theft that was charge amended to attempted theft. If fines and costs are paid in full, jail may be reconsidered. • Brandon J. Puthoff, 20, 6529 State Route 66, Fort Loramie, was fined $50 and costs for underage consumption of alcohol at Country Concert. • Gregory A. Kusiak, 57, of Hebron, Ky., was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to five days in jail for a drug paraphernalia offense. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Brian G. Barcheski, 23, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was fined $75 and costs for obstructing official business.

RECORD sponded to the 200 block of Roth Street on a medical call. -7 a.m.: medical. Versailles Life Squad responded to the 100 block of Borchers Street on a medical call. MONDAY -11:17 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue and Lockington Fire responded to the 100 block of Hardin Road on a medical call. -10:03 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue responded to the 200 block of South Lindsey Road on a medical call. -5:01 p.m.: fire. Houston Fire responded to the intersection of Fessler-Buxton Road and Ohio 66 on a report of a grain truck on fire. The truck had overheated. -4:12 p.m.: fire. Botkins Fire responded to the railroad crossing

at Wells Road on a report of a ditch fire. -8:24 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue and Jackson Center Rescue responded to the 17700 block of Montra Road on a medical call. SUNDAY -6:56 p.m.: fire. Russia Fire, Houston Rescue, Houston Fire and Lockington Fire responded to 6464 Houston Road on a report of a fire. No further information was available at press time. -3:47 p.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to the 12400 block of Ohio 362 on a medical call. -2:39 p.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to the 6700 block of North Street on a medical call.

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Police log MONDAY -9:24 a.m.: contempt. Sidney Police arrested Malcolm Warner, 27, on a contempt warrant. -9:24 a.m.: contempt. Police arrested Tammy Kennedy, 40, on a contempt warrant. SUNDAY -11:48 a.m.: trespass. Police arrested John J. Davis, 42, on a charge of trespassing. -7:29 a.m.: probation violation. Police arrested Kristopher Fischbach, 21, 230 Jefferson St., Apt 70, on a charge of probation violation. -1:36 a.m.: operating a vehicle under the influence. Police arrested Ryan M. Kubichek, 32, 3417 W. Mason Road, on a charge of OVI. SATURDAY -8:11 p.m.: domestic violence. Police arrested Justin Richardson, 32, on a charge of domestic violence. -2:43 a.m.: arrest. Kacey J. Thomas, 29, was arrested on a charge of probation violation. -11:22 p.m.: contempt. Tara L. Cox, 21, 5165 Frazier-Guy Road, on a contempt warrant and on a charge of obstructing official business.

Fire, rescue TUESDAY -4:50 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to the 800 block of Oak Avenue on a medical call. -3:16 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 700 block of West Russell Road on a medical call. MONDAY -8:43 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of Doorley Road on a medical call. -8:24 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of Jefferson Street on a medical call. -7:57 p.m.: odor. Firefighters were dispatched to the intersection of Foraker Avenue and Cherry Street on an odor investigation. It

was determined to be sewer gas. No problem was found. -6:44 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 14000 block of Miami-Shelby Road on a medical call. -2:36 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 2500 block of North Kuther Road on a medical call. -1:08 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 800 block of Country Side Street on a medical call. -9:17 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 800 block of West Russell Road on a medical call. -6 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 2400 block of Apache Drive on a medical call. -3:27 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1500 block of Spruce Avenue on a medical call. SUNDAY -9:13 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 700 block of Dingman Street on a medical call. -1:37 p.m.: injury. Medics were dispatched to the 100 block of West Poplar Street on a report of an injury. -11:06 a.m.: fire. Firefighters were dispatched to 456 S. Stolle Ave. for a structure fire. The fire was in the office area and was out on arrival. It was extinguished by a sprinkler system. The damage was estimated at $500. No injuries were reported.

Accidents On Monday at 4:28 a.m., Sidney Police responded to the 400 block of Pinehurst Street on a report of an accident involving three vehicles. Travis Edmond Nelson, 20, 1375 W. Russell Road, was traveling eastbound on East Pinehurst Street and lost control of his vehicle, striking a parked vehicle owned by Timothy Bartee, 411 E. Pinehurst St. He pushed that vehicle into another parked car owned by Bartee. One of Bartee’s vehicles sustained severe damage and the other had moderate

damage. Nelson’s vehicle had minor damage. Nelson reportedly left the scene but was later located by police. He was cited with failure to control. • Police responded to a report of an accident involving three vehicles on Saturday night. The accident happened at 9:58 p.m. in the 600 block of Highland Avenue. Brian J. Moon, 24, 551 Rauth St., was northbound on South Highland when he reportedly lost control and struck a parked vehicle owned by Philip Boyd, 828 Michigan St. Moon continued northbound and struck another parked vehicle owned by Linda Short, 624 S. Highland Ave. He failed to stop after the accident and was later found at the intersection of West Court Street and South Walnut Avenue. There were no injuries. Moon and Boyd’s vehicles both sustained severe damage and Short’s vehicle had minor damage. Moon was cited for failure to control and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. • Four people were transported to the hospital following an accident at the intersection of Michigan Street and Sixth Avenue on Friday. The accident happened at 5:09 p.m. Sheila Freisthler, 58, 1669 Fair Oaks Drive, was eastbound on Michigan Street and attempted to turn left onto Sixth Avenue. Her vehicle went into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by Kevin Shatto, 47, 4005 State Route 47, Fort Loramie. Shatto and two of his passengers, Christine Watren, 57, and Lester Watren, 69, were taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital by Sidney paramedics with moderate injuries. Freisthler was also transported with moderate injuries. Both vehicles had heavy damage. Freisthler was cited with failure to yield the right of way when turning left.

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DEATH NOTICES Glenn F. Kueterman TROY — Glenn F. Kueterman, 82, of Troy, died at 8:28 a.m., on Monday, July 9, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Friday at Piqua Apostolic Church. Arrangements are being handled by MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua.

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FORT LORAMIE — David E. Gehret, 60, of North Street, (Newport) Fort Loramie, was found at his residence, presumed to have passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012, of natural causes. He was born Feb. 24, 1952, in Sidney to Clem and Juliana (Giere) Gehret. He is survived by one brother, Donald and Connie (Shawler) Gehret, of Troy; several nieces and nephews, Andrew and Becky Gehret, of Livingston, Ky., Stacy and John Hendry, of Fletcher, Sarah Gehret, of Waxahachie, Texas, and Rachel and William Mauntler, of Oakwood; and five great-nieces, Briana, Madison, Annabelle, Autumn and Grace. Also surviving are an uncle and aunt,

Eddie and Jeanette Giere, of Maria Stein, as as numerous well cousins. David was preceded in death by both parents and numerous uncles and aunts. Mr. Gehret had been self-employed primarily as a finishing painter. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie, with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Friends may call Thursday from 1 p.m. until the hour of services. Memorials may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Church Building Fund. Condolences may be at expressed w w w. g e h r e t f u n e r a lhome.com.

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Agnes G. Gross, 91, of 2901 Fair Road, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012, at 12:18 p.m., at the Fair Haven Shelby County Home. She was born on March 2, 1921, in St. Marys, the daughter of the late Earl and Lauretta (McEvoy) Vander Horst. On July 4, 1942, she married Paul R. Gross, who survives along with one son, Stephen Gross, of Delta; one daughter, Mrs. John (Deborah) Minniear, of Sidney; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Vander Horst, of Alvordton; and two sisters, Mary Lou Toska and Geraldine Leganik, both of Lakeland, Fla. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Jack, Lawrence, Raymond and James Vander Horst; and four sisters, Marion Daniel, Helen Werling, Dorothy Hardison and Rosalyn Vander Horst. Agnes was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, the Altar

Rosary Sodality and was a member of the Schoewstatt Movement. She retired as a cook from the Sidney City Schools and work as a custodian in the city of Sidney Municipal building. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Angels Catholic Church, with the Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association West Central Ohio Chapter, 892-A South Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805 in memory of Agnes Gross. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Gross family at the funeral home’s website, www.cromesfh.com.

Local residents earn degrees Several local students recently graduated from Ohio Northern University. Andrew J. Baumer, son of Timothy and Marjorie Baumer, of Minster, graduated from the College of Engineering. He received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. On campus, Baumer was active in the men’s football team, the men’s baseball team, and the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Baumer is a graduate of Minster High School. Brittany M. Borges, daughter of Gary and Donna Borges, of Minster, graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences. She received the Bachelor of Science in nursing. On campus, Borges was active in the campus Pro-Life organization. Borges is a graduate of Minster High School. Brendon D. Erb, son of Wyatt and Melanie Erb, of Sidney, graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences. He received a Bachelor of Science in manufacturing technology. On campus, Erb was active in the Society of Manufac-

turing Engineers, an industrial technology club, and the men’s football team. Erb is a graduate of Sidney High School. Cara M. Schroeder, daughter of Anthony and Joan Schroeder, of Sidney, graduated cum laude from the College of Arts and Sciences. She received a Bachelor of Science in biology. On campus, Schroeder was active in the President’s Club, a select group of highly involved students, Mortar Board scholastic honorary, the Newman Club, the College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisory Board, Beta Beta Beta biology honorary, Phi Kappa Phi scholastic honorary, the Student Senate, Alpha Lambda Delta scholastic honorary for freshman women, the Society of Medical Professions, and Habitat for Humanity. Schroeder is a graduate of Lehman Catholic High School. Kevin E. Subler, son of Doug and Cheri Subler, of Versailles, graduated from the College of Pharmacy. He received a Doctor of Pharmacy. Subler is a graduate of Versailles High School.

Louise Agnes Carey Louise Agnes Carey, 92, 749 Ave., Foraker passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at 5:20 a.m., at her residence. She was born on June 12, 1920, in Fort Loramie, the daughter of the late Charles and Eleanore (Overman) Gaier. On June 3, 1944, she married Clarence “Dutch” Carey, who is living. She is survived by one daughter, Sharon Nerderman, and husband Fred, of Sidney; nine granddaughters, Shelly (Brent) VanSkiver, Angie (Lyle) Bolin, Debbie Nerderman, Stephanie (Bill) Blosser, Amy (Sean) Powderly, Laura (Joe) White, Jenny (Matt) Davis, Kathy (Adam) Timmerman, and Liz (Josh) Meyer; 18 great-grandchildren, Jon and Emilee VanSkiver, Eva and Aden Bolin, Alex, Kayla, Brad, Danny, Lily and Anthony Blosser, Connor and Matthew Powderly, Zach, Carey and Elle White, Maxton Davis, Colin and Ethan Timmerman; one brother, Robert Gaier, of Sidney; one half sister, Rose Roesser, of Sidney; and also many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was one sister, Irene (Herb) Imwalle; four half brothers, Elmer (Rose) Gaier, Jake (Leona) Gaier, Clem Gaier, and Chris (Mildred) Gaier; one half

sister, Mary (Albert) Poeppelone man; s i s t e r- i n - l a w, Marie Gaier; and one brother-inlaw, Roger Roesser. Louise was a Wilson Hospital volunteer, a member of Holy Angels Alter Rosary Society and the Holy Angels School Senior Angels. She was also a homemaker. Louise enjoyed traveling and playing cards with family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. She was also a member St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie for 24 Years and a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney for 68 years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, with the Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. Friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care or Holy Angels Catholic Church in memory of Louise Agnes Carey. Condolences may be expressed to the Carey family at the funeral home’s website, www.cromesfh.com.

Wanda L. Clayton ORLANDO, Fla. — Wanda L. Clayton, 78, of 7026 Jon Jon Drive, and formerly of Sidney, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012, at 5:25 a.m., in Orlando, Fla. She was born on March 2, 1934, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Lee Roy and Ola (Dick) Henson. On Nov. 3, 1951, she married Robert Clayton, who survives along with two children, one son, Mark D. Clayton, of Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Peggy (Clayton) Rowlison, of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; one brother, Darrell R. Henson, of Sidney; and one sister, Betty (Henson) Wolaver, of Sidney. Wanda was a life member of the Church of Christ and attended church at the Southside Baptist Church in Sarasota, Fla. She formerly lived in Sarasota and Sanford, Fla., and Camden, Ark. For most of her

life she was a homemaker. She was employed by the Christian Home and Bible School in Mount Dora, Fla., as a bus driver and cafeteria worker for nine years and by General Dynamics in Camden, Ark., for four years. Wanda loved collecting teddy bears and had a collection of about 2,000, both stuffed and ceramic. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with the Rev. James Oates officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. The family will receive friends from noon until the hour of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Clayton family at the funeral home’s website, www.cromesfh.com.

Marijuana case held for further action A Kentucky man charged with possession of marijuana June 29 by the Ohio State Highway Patrol waived a preliminary hearing in Sidney Municipal Court on Monday and was ordered held for action of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court. Lance M. Corde, 30, of Maysville, Ky., is facing possession of marijuana charges, a third-degree felony. Bond of $25,000 was continued in the case. Corde was arrested following a traffic stop at Interstate 75 mile marker 102 near Anna after a K-9 unit alerted to the marijuana. The unidentified driver of the vehicle was cleared and released following the stop. Troopers said the recovered marijuana had a street value of more than $45,000. No drug paraphernalia was found in Corde’s possession or in the vehicle.

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Boyfriend’s brother: Sibling strangled Ohio woman

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THIS PHOTO made June 29 shows the main gaming floor at the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland. The casino took in $42.9 million at table games in June and $159.6 million at the slots. The casino’s share after winning payouts was $26.1 million.

First full month casino take was $417M bet BY THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Gamblers bet more than $417 million in the first full month in business at Ohio’s two casinos, and operators paid out more than $371 million in winnings, the Ohio Casino Control Commission reported Tuesday. The commission detailed the 89-percent payout in the first report on revenues at the Horseshoe casino that opened May 14 in Cleveland and the Hollywood Toledo casino that opened two weeks later. The casinos’ share after payouts was more than $46 million. In Cleveland, the Horseshoe casino took in $42.9 million at table games in June and $159.6 million at the slots. The casino’s share after winning payouts was $26.1 million. Players in Toledo bet $19.6 million at table games and $195.6 million

at slots. The casino’s afterpayout share was $20.4 million. For the part of May they were open, the casinos took in a combined $164 million in bets and grossed $18.8 million after payouts. By law, casinos pay a gross revenue tax of 33 percent split between entities including counties with shares determined by population, school districts with shares by enrollment, the four casino cities, the casino commission and programs for problem gamblers. Steve Norton, a casino industry veteran now working as a consultant, said the overall revenue numbers should increase as people get used to making the new casinos part of their leisure time routine. “I would expect it to get better,” he said. “You do have some people who are curious about it. What you also have is people getting more and more accustomed to visiting a casino.

They like it, it becomes a way to spend their leisure dollars.” Rock Gaming, led by Dan Gilbert, owner of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, developed the Cleveland casino with Caesars Entertainment and is developing the Cincinnati casino. Penn National Gaming Inc. of Wyomissing, Pa., runs the Toledo casino and is building the Columbus casino. In response to the revenue report from the state, spokesman Brent Burkhardt said Penn National was pleased with the initial response from guests. He said specific comments would be reserved for the company’s quarterly earnings call. There was no immediate comment from the Cleveland casino operators. Ohio voters in 2009 approved casino gambling in the four cities. Backers promised new jobs and opponents warned about more gambling addicts.

Kasich spares killer of store owner COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesd a y spared the condemned killer of a conveni e n c e s t o r e o w n e r whose exEley ecution was opposed by the detective who investigated the slaying, the prosecutor who pushed for the death sentence and a judge who handed down the sentence. Records show that

death row inmate John Eley was offered the chance to escape the death penalty in exchange for testimony against his alleged conspirator, considered the mastermind of the slaying, but Eley refused to testify or take a deal. Kasich said he based his decision on Eley acting under the direction of another, and what he called Eley’s limited mental capacity. “Without those factors it is doubtful that Eley would have committed this crime,” said Kasich, who changed Eley’s sentence to life in

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prison with no chance of parole. The governor also noted that the former Mahoning County prosecutor who tried Eley now regrets how the case was handled and its outcome, and has called for mercy. The decision was the third time since taking office last year that the Republican Kasich has spared an inmate on the eve of execution. Eley, 63, had been scheduled to die July 26 for the 1986 killing of Ihsan Aydah, owner of Sinjil Market in Youngstown.

ASHLAND (AP) — The brother of a man who authorities consider a person of interest in the disappearance of a 33year-old Ohio woman called police to say that his sibling told him he strangled her. Jackenheimer In a 911 recording provided by the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Jacob Summerfield told an emergency dispatcher that his brother, whom he identifies as Nate Summerfield, returned without his exgirlfriend from vacation in North Carolina. “I wanted to report a possible murder,” Jacob Summerfield said in the call. “My brother was in North Carolina with his ex-girlfriend and he came back and said he strangled her.” Jacob Summerfield then said his brother left his parents’ home in Ashland. “He just took off,” he said, before saying he had no idea where his brother may have gone. Ashland County sheriff’s Capt. Carl Richert said his office was working with North Carolina investigators on the disappearance of Lynn Jackenheimer of Ashland, who traveled 500 miles to the Nags Head area and has

been missing since July 4. Authorities say she went on vacation with her two children and her boyfriend but didn’t return with them. Police said Nate reSummerfield N. Summerfield turned the children to the Ashland area and left them with his family. They described him as a person of interest in Jackenheimer’s disappearance. Police are seeking any tips about the whereabouts of Jackenheimer, who is about 5-foot-8 with brown hair and blue eyes. Richert said deputies have Nate Summerfield’s cellphone and surveillance video showing him driving a 2009 dark metallic gray four-door Honda Civic at an Ashland Bank around 10 a.m. Sunday. The cellphone was obtained in Ashland, but Richert declined to specify the details. More than 150 friends, relatives and supporters gathered for a candle-lit prayer vigil Monday night. The vigil was led by Rev. Sanford Mitchell of Trinity Lutheran Church, where Jackenheimer attended youth group activities.

E. coli sickens 10 after picnic GERMANTOWN (AP) — Health officials say an E. coli outbreak has sickened at least 10 people who ate at a picnic in southwest Ohio. The illnesses were reported in Germantown, southwest of Dayton. Spokesman Bill Wharton of Montgomery County’s health department says those who became ill were among 200

to 300 people who attended a July 3 customer appreciation picnic at a lawn care business. He said up to six were hospitalized, but he didn’t know their conditions. A local doctor who treated some of those patients says it’s possible they ate the same contaminated dish. The Dayton Daily

News reports health officials are trying to track the outbreak. Thousands of people are sickened each year by E. coli. The bacteria can cause diarrhea, dehydration and, in severe cases, kidney failure. ___ Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, July 11, the 193rd day of 2012. There are 173 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 11, 1937, American composer and pianist George Gershwin, whose works included “Rhapsody in Blue,” ”Concerto in F,” ”An American in Paris,” and “Porgy and Bess,” died at a Los Angeles hospital of a brain tumor; he was 38. On this date: ■ In 1767, John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree, Mass. ■ In 1798, the U.S. Marine Corps was formally reestablished by a congressional act that also created the U.S. Marine Band. ■ In 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, N.J. ■ In 1859, Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time. ■ In 1922, the Hollywood Bowl officially opened with a program called “Symphonies Under the Stars” with Alfred Hertz conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. ■ In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first incumbent chief executive to travel through the Panama Canal. In 1952, the Republican national convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president. ■ In 1960, the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was first published by J.B. Lippincott and Co. ■ In 1962, American diver Fred Baldasare completed an underwater crossing of the English Channel using scuba gear, arriving in Sandwich Bay 18 hours after leaving Calais. ■ In 1972, the World Championship Chess opened as grandmasters Bobby Fischer of the United States and defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union began play in Reykjavik, Iceland. (Fischer won after 21 games.) ■ In 1979, the abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia. ■ In 1989, actor and director Laurence Olivier died in Steyning, West Sussex, England, at age 82. Ten years ago: Lawmakers balked at moving the Coast Guard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency into a new Homeland Security Department despite pleas from senior Cabinet officials to stick to President George W. Bush’s blueprint.

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Blinds stop burglar ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a wouldbe burglar was halted by unlikely obstacles — window blinds. KRQE-TV reports that police found Thomas Molina on Sunday tangled in some window blinds at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque after police received a call about a break-in. Police say the 38-year-old Molina told police he was looking for computer hardware. Molina was arrested and charged with burglary and breaking and entering. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. It was unclear if he had an attorney.

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U.S. job openings rose in May WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than April, a hopeful sign after three months of weak hiring. Job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.6 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s up from 3.4 million in April. It’s also the second-highest level in nearly four years, just behind March’s 3.7 million. A rise in openings could mean hiring will pick up in the coming months. It typically takes one to three months to fill a job. The report “suggests business attitudes toward hiring are not in complete free-fall,” Michael Feroli, an economist at JPMorgan Chase, wrote in a note to clients. Even with the increase, the competition for jobs remains fierce. There were 12.7 million unemployed people in May, or an average of 3.5 unemployed for each open position. That’s down from a ratio of 3.7 in April. In a healthy job market, the ratio is usually around 2 to 1.

And more openings have yet to translate into greater hiring. For the April-June quarter, the economy added an average of only 75,000 net jobs a month, according to the government June employment report released last Friday. That’s roughly a third of the average monthly jobs added in the January-March quarter. Businesses and governments have been slow to fill jobs in the past year. Since May 2011, openings have increased by more than 18 percent. But gross hiring has risen only about 4 percent. Openings are more than 50 percent higher than they were in June 2009, when the recession ended. But they are still below pre-recession levels of about 5 million per month. The government’s monthly employment report measures net hiring. Tuesday’s report, known as the Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey, measures gross hiring. That rose in May to

4.36 million, the second-highest level in two years. But when layoffs, quits and other separations are subtracted, the net gain is close to the 77,000 reported Friday for May. Layoffs increased in May to the highest level since July 2010. A weaker job market has also led to smaller pay increases. Wages for those who have jobs are barely keeping up with inflation. Without more jobs and higher pay, consumers won’t have the income needed to fuel more spending and economic growth. The slow pace of hiring also suggests businesses aren’t confident enough in the economy to add permanent employees. Nearly a third of the jobs added last month were temporary hires. That is usually seen as a good sign, because it indicates employers need more workers and will soon hire permanently. But many economists now say it suggests that companies are simply reluctant to add workers for the long term.

Egypt’s president flexes power Obama team CAIRO (AP) — The faceoff between Egypt’s new Islamist president and the old guard military sharpened Tuesday with parliament defying orders to disband and the highest court slapping back at Mohammed Morsi in what has become an early glimpse into how he may flex his power. Morsi’s rapid-fire gambits against Egypt’s entrenched institutions show he is willing to push against the establishment left from the era of deposed President Hosni Mubarak. But — so far at least — he and his Muslim Brotherhood allies also have displayed some restraint and pragmatism to avoid setting a collision course during a sensitive transition period. It could point to a complicated and protracted shakeout between Morsi and Egypt’s security and judicial power centers, as all sides test the limits of their powers while the country awaits its post-Arab Spring constitution — possibly by the end of the year. In place of an all-out confrontation, Egypt may be witnessing the new rules of political engagement being defined in a time of highly unclear guidelines: tough statements, conflicting orders and attempts to push the en-

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IN THIS photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (right) pins a medal on an Egyptian airman at an Air Force base in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday. velope but not tear it up. catered to hard-line Islamists “One of them came through with calls to strengthen the ballot box and the other is Shariah law and celebrated trying to monopolize power,” his deep allegiance to the said Gamal Eid, a prominent Brotherhood, which was long rights lawyer. banned under Mubarak’s Already, Morsi has shown Western-backed regime. But his ability to multi-task his he also portrayed himself as political messages and end up son of the Arab Spring and apsomewhere in the middle. peared with women without During the campaign, he head coverings.

Envoy presses peace plan BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N.’s special envoy on the Syrian crisis sought to build support for his peace efforts Tuesday with the leaders of Iran and Iraq, saying President Bashar Assad has agreed to a plan to quell the bloodshed in the most violent areas of Syria and then expand the operation to the whole country. Top diplomat Kofi Annan said at a news conference in Iran that the plan still must be presented to the Syrian opposition. But he said his talks with Assad a day earlier focused on a new approach to ending the violence, which activists say has killed more than 17,000 people since March 2011. “(Assad) made a suggestion of building an approach from the ground up in some of the districts where we have extreme violence — to try and

contain the violence in those districts and, step by step, build up and end the violence across the country,” Annan told reporters in Tehran, his first step on a tour of Syria’s allies. He did not elaborate on the plan. Annan later visited Iraq and met Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to discuss ways to end the fighting. “I think we’ve all watched the tragic situation in Syria, the killings, the suffering of the people,” Annan said in Baghdad. “And everyone I’ve spoken to shares the concerns and the needs for us to stop the killing.” The conflict in Syria has defied every international attempt to bring peace, and there was no sign that the plan Annan described Tuesday will be a breakthrough. Although the Assad government’s crackdown has turned the Syrian

president into an international pariah, he still has the support of strong allies such as Russia, Iran and China. There is little support for military intervention of the type that helped bring down Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi, and several rounds of sanctions and other attempts to isolate Assad have done little to stop the bloodshed. Still, Annan’s latest efforts to reach out to Syrian allies suggest he sees them as integral to solving the crisis. Annan was scheduled to brief a closed meeting of the U.N. Security Council by videoconference from Geneva on Wednesday on his meeting with Assad and visits to Iran and Iraq. The council must decide in the coming days whether to extend the mandate of the U.N. observer force in Syria, which expires on July 20.

Divorce settlement reached LOS ANGELES (AP) — Only time will tell if the quick divorce settlement reached between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise lasts longer than their five-year marriage. It will need to, since the agreement will guide how the actors raise their 6-year-old daughter Suri for years to come. Yet major disputes could put the pair back in lawyers’ offices and force them to enter a place they have successfully avoided so far — a courtroom. The surprise announcement Monday that Holmes and Cruise had settled their divorce in less than two weeks ended what many expected to be a contentious breakup spanning both coasts. Details of the agreement remain confiden-

tial and the pair released a joint statement indicating they intend to keep it that way. “We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other’s commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other’s roles as parents,” their statement said. Had the divorce taken longer to resolve, many expected Cruise to try to move the case from New York to California, where he has ended his marriages to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman. Neither of those cases lasted very long, with Cruise finalizing his divorce from Rogers within 45 days; his divorce from Kidman took less than six months.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama election campaign has a politically loaded question it wants voters to think about: What is Mitt Romney hiding? Not a thing, Romney says. The Democrats are just trying to change the subject from the weak economy. It’s a newly intense backand-forth as President Barack Obama’s campaign team tries to cast his Republican opponent as a secretive rich guy who keeps his money in offshore accounts and refuses to release more of his tax returns. The coordinated push, which includes stinging criticism from Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, web videos and television advertisements, comes as the Democrats grasp for ways to gain an advantage in a closely contested election and overcome a steady stream of lackluster economic news. Getting personal, Biden declared Tuesday that Romney was “making a lie of the old adage, like father, like son” by not meeting the standards his father, George Romney, set when he released 12 years of tax returns during his 1968 presidential bid. In a speech to Hispanic leaders in Las Vegas, Biden said of Romney: “He wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his.” It was a criticism that hit both Romney’s financial reticence and his support for an Arizona immigration law that allows police to check the immigration status of people they stop. The Obama campaign also posted a video on YouTube Tuesday that asked: “How long can Romney keep information on his investments in overseas tax havens secret? And why did he do it in the first place?” Romney aides have called the barrage of attacks an “unfounded character assault” by a campaign desperate to distract attention from a sluggish economy that threatens the president’s re-election prospects. And Romney insists his private financial records contain nothing illegal. “All the taxes are paid, as appropriate,” Romney has said. “All of them have been reported to the government. There’s nothing hidden there.” Still, Romney has released only a single year’s federal return — for 2010 — along with an estimate for 2011. Other returns could contain information about accounts he has held in Switzerland, the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, and that has created an opening for Democrats to accuse him of being secretive and taking advantage of tax loopholes that aren’t available to average Americans. “I think what’s important if you’re running for president is that the American people know who you are, what you’ve done and that you’re an open book,” Obama said Monday in a television interview.


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• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • Lima Chronic Pain Support Group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on West High Street, Suite 150, in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Center/Conference Room, the meeting is free and family members are welcome. For more information, contact Linda Chartrand at (419) 226-9802 or e-mail at lechartrand@health-partners.org. • Ladies Auxiliary VFW meets at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 2841 Wapakoneta Ave. • 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. • The Highly Recommended Book Club will meet at the New Bremen Public Library at 8 p.m.

Thursday Morning • 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. • Heritage Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Minster offers free bingo and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Thursday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St. • The Fort Rowdy Gathering committee will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Covington City Building, 1 S. High St., Covington. The public is welcome.

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Sidney Elks Lodge No. 786 Secretary Christi Thomas has learned the Sidney Lodge had two winners in the Ohio Elks District Southwest Americanism Essay Contest for fifth-, sixth-, seventhand eighth-graders. This year’s topic was “Why I am Proud to Pledge Allegiance to Our Flag.” Division I third-place winner of $50 was Autumn Peterson, a fifthgrader at Christian Academy Schools, daughter of Harry and Rhonda Peterson, of Sidney. Division II secondplace winner of $75 was Eric Heidemann, an eighth-grade student at Anna Middle School, son of Bill and Sherri Heidemann, of Sidney. Eleven-year-old Peterson’s entry reads: “I’m proud to say the Pledge of Allegiance because I’m proud of my country. I put my hand over my heart and say, ‘I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under

God, indivisible, protect and proud to with liberty and t h e s e pledge allegiance justice for all.’ f r e e to it. In the same This shows how doms.” sense, it’s saying much I honor and Fo u rto the enemies of respect my count e e n the United States, try. year-old ‘Hey, I am proud “I’m proud to Heideto be a part of this say this because Heidemann m a n n ’ s country and will Peterson I’m an American. e n t r y stop at nothing to I think it is good that we reads: protect it.’ have rights that some “I am proud to pledge “I also think that people in other countries my allegiance to the flag pledging allegiance to don’t. We don’t have one for many reasons. There the flag sends a message state religion, we have are a lot of people in the to my fellow Americans whatever we choose. We world that know our that they should be more are all together one na- country as the United patriotic and treat this tion and we are under States of America, but to great nation with reGod. Because of this, our me this great nation has spect, because I realize country is indivisible and one name, ‘home.’ Pledg- there are so many people gives liberty and justice ing allegiance to the flag in the world who wish to all. I think my favorite represents the fact that I they could live in a naright in the U.S. is due as a person promise to tion as wonderful as process of law, because it protect and uphold my ours. That is why I’m protects the rights of country. proud to pledge my alleevery American. “This makes me feel giance to the flag of the “I’m proud to say the like I’m part of some- United States of Amerpledge because we’re in- thing very important, ica.” dependent. We fought for that a lot of people care The Sidney Lodge reour freedom from Eng- about. I am also proud to ceived 205 entries with land. We fight for our pledge my allegiance be- six going on to the Southfreedom today. I’m proud cause I know that it west District competito live in America, where means that I care about tion. Local schools people were willing to die my country, and my participating were Sidfor our freedom. We country cares about ney Middle School, Anna should never take for what I have to say. Middle School, Russia granted the rights we “The idea that such an Local Schools, Longfelhave and be ready to important thing would low Elementary, Chrispledge our allegiance to take into consideration tian Academy, Hardin support and honor the my happiness and well- Elementary, and Botkins country and people who being makes me happy Elementary.

• A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts storytime 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 D e a r hospital where parent. Heloise: I have they can receive Friday Afternoon a hint for care. When the • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at e m e r g e n c y patient is stable, noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Av- medical technihospital personenue. All Master Masons are invited. cians (EMTs) nel will try to • Parkinson’s support group meets at 3:30 p.m. who respond to contact the imat the Brethren’s Home, 750 Chestnut St., 911 calls and mediate family. Greenville. For information, call (937) 548-3188. transport pa— Heloise Hints tients to the P.S.: Readers, Friday Evening what’s your from • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step hospital. Our friends thinking on this programs to confront destructive habits and beHeloise subject? recently had haviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, DON’T ASK? 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For an experience. Heloise Cruse While the wife DON’T SAVE more information, call (937) 548-9006. Dear Heloise: Over• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying was away from home, her husband had a heart hearing a gentleman Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First attack. He was able to ask for a senior discount United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. a quick-service • Maplewood Grange will sponsor a euchre card call 911, but not his wife. at He was rushed to a restaurant prompted me party at Maplewood Grange Hall at 7 p.m. The pubhospital. When she came to do some research. I lic is welcome, and refreshments will be served. home, she found he was- came across a list of lots Saturday Morning n’t there. of different types of • Lockington New Beginnings Church offers a Only after several restaurants, supermarsausage and pancake breakfast at the church, hours did she get a kets and grocers, depart10288 Museum Trail, Lockington, from 8 to 11 a.m. phone call from the hos- ment stores, clothing $4 donation. Discount for seniors and children. pital letting her know retailers, hotels, movie • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, what had happened. theaters, cell phone in Botkins, 9 to 11 a.m. It would have been so providers, beauty salons, • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, much better for every- etc., that offer a seniorin Anna, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. one if the EMTs would citizen discount. Saturday Afternoon have left a card saying Now, go out there and • Women Walking in the Word meets at 1 p.m. that the resident had claim your discounts — at the Mount Zion House of Prayer, 324 Grove St. been transported to a and remember, you Use the rear entrance. specific hospital. — must ASK for your disSusan B., Garden Grove, count. No ask, no disSaturday Evening count. — Sharon, via • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Calif. Susan, you have a email Saturday Night Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-SlaSharon, you sent us gle Road beginning at 6:30 p.m., 10 birds. Program very good point! Every starts at 8 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped situation is different, quite a list! Readers, the but in an emergency, the age requirements vary, and Lewis class. Open to the public. • The Catholic Adult Singles Club will meet for priority of the emer- but it doesn’t hurt to ask supper and a show at BearCreek in Bryant, Ind. gency medical techni- for a senior discount cians is the patient’s wherever you go, which For information, call (419) 678-8691. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Check- health and well-being. usually is around 10 are taken percent to 15 percent! — mates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Patients quickly to the closest Heloise Love Retirement Community.

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Lehman Catholic seniors get awards during annual assembly Rotary Club Scholarships to Kerrie Josefovsky, Michael Comer and Lexie Froning. Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Director Ed Thomas presented the Jim Lantz Memorial Scholarship to Matthew Ulrich. Susan Yannucci presented Girl Scout Community Service Scholarships to Lexie Froning, Victoria King, Katie Williams and Maria Yannucci. Julia Frantz presented the Newman Club of Sidney English Department to Daniel Award Sehlhorst. Lehman Catholic senior Joe Vondenhuevel presented the Ann VonMemorial denhuevel Scholarship to classmate Dan Deafenbaugh. Chuck Morris presented the Piqua American Legion Ernest Johns Award to Sarah Davidson. Nate Kelly presented the Scott Family McDonalds Ray Kroc Award to Dan Deafenbaugh. Katie McMillan presented the Cargill Scholarship to Dan Sehlhorst. Sidney US Bank Downtown Branch Manager Scott Barr presented the Thomas Heringhaus Memorial Scholarship to Masie Warren Sherman. Parker presented Kiwanis Club of Piqua Scholarships to Michael Comer and Kerrie Josefovsky. Minster Bank Sidney Branch Manager Rhonda Keister presented the Minster Bank Scholarship to Haleigh Spicer. Alex Moore presented the Piqua Noon Optimist Club’s Chuck Wagner Memorial Scholarship to Kane Pickrel. Joe Schmiesing presented a Shelby County Academia Scholarship to Emily Pax. U.S. Army

Staff Sgt. Tyler Means presented Army ScholarAthlete Awards to David Freytag and Megan Bennett. Lehman Catholic President Mike Barhorst presented a number of other scholarships, including the First National Bank of New Bremen Scholarship to Jenkins, the Dana William A. Ross, Jr., Scholarship to Logan Monnin, the Studio 11 Scholarship to Paxton Hatcher, the Rotary Club of Sidney Scholarship to Nicole Larger, and the Kauffman Family Scholarship to Solomon KingWhite. Barhorst also presented the Robert and Mariam Hartzell Memorial Scholarship to Daniel Sehlhorst, the J. Richard Harris Journalism Scholarship to Emily Bensman, the Mark Wurm Business Scholarship to David Freytag, the Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk Scholarship to Colleen Kinninger, the Thomas Given Scholarship to Dana Jenkins and the Mary Agnes Brandewie Mathematics Scholarship to Emily Pax. Barhorst also presented the Eleanor G. and Winslow D. Siedel Scholarship to Megan Earhart, the Fred and Clymena Scholarship to Amelia Schultz, the Ruese Insurance Agency Scholarship to Logan Monnin, Neils and Ruth Lundgard Scholarships to Emily Pax, Katie Williams, Amy Watercutter, Meghan Earhart, Sarah Davidson, Michael Comer, Tyler Bergman and Maria Yannucci, and the Sidney/Shelby County Law Enforcement Scholarship to Kerrie Josefovsky.

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The Sidney High School class of 1977 will hold a 35-year reunion Oct. 6 at the Sidney VFW Hall, 2841 Wapak Ave., from 6 p.m. to midnight. Classmates will have the opportunity to tour Sidney High School and attend the homecoming football game as a class Oct. 5. For information, contact Holly (Sprague) Fannon, at 498-9994 or hfannon@woh.rr.com. Classmates are encouraged to join the

Car show announced Amvets Post 1986 of Sidney will host a car show Aug. 4 from noon to 5 p.m. at the post home, 1319 Fourth Ave. In case of rain, the event will be held Aug. 5. There will be prizes for the top three winners and door prizes. The entry fee is $5. People may enter the day of the show. Hamburgers, brats, snacks and beverages will be available.

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the student who has the highest average of all courses taken within the department over the four years of high school. Awards were presented as follows: Art: Victoria King. Business and Computer Science: Abagail Ciriegio. English: Daniel Sehlhorst. Foreign language: Daniel Sehlhorst. Mathematics: Emily Pax. Music: Emily Pax. Religion: Daniel Sehlhorst. Science: Daniel Sehlhorst. Social studies: Daniel Sehlhorst. Senior Kane Pickrel was recognized with a plaque for achieving perfect attendance for all four years of high school. Several seniors were presented awards in the area of citizenship. Emily Pax received the Principal’s Leadership Award. She was also recognized as the Outstanding Senior Girl. David Freytag was recognized by the faculty as the Outstanding Senior Boy. Colleen Kinninger was chosen by her classmates as the Outstanding Senior. The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award was presented to Kane Pickrel and Lindsey Spearman. Nicole Larger and Daniel Sehlhorst received the OHSAA Scholar Athlete Award. The OHSAA Courageous Student Award was given to Sarah Davidson. Numerous scholarships and grants were presented to members of the senior class. Former Business Department chairman Don Smith Tyler presented Bergman with the D. J. Smith Accounting Scholarship. Jeanie JordanBates presented King-White Solomon with the Tom Jordan Memorial Scholarship. Salvation Army Major Robert Klenk and Kathy Alexander presented Kerrie Josefovsky with the Clifton Alexander Memorial/Salvation Army Scholarship. Dr. Phil Valentine presented Kiwanis Club of Sidney Scholarships to Matt Ulrich and David Freytag. Michael Yannucci presented Piqua

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Parents, teachers, underclassmen and invited guests applauded the Lehman Catholic Class of 2012 when the school held its Senior Awards Assembly recently. Five students were selected for the Lehman Catholic Academic Hall of Fame. To qualify, students must either be named valedictorian or salutatorian, have a perfect 4.0 grade average for four years or receive recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. Inducted were Daniel Sehlhorst, Nicole Larger, Emily Pax, David Freytag and Meghan Bennett. Daniel Sehlhorst also received special recognition as a National Merit Commended Student. Each faculty member announces the top student in each academic subject. Awards were presented as follows: Art: Dan Deafenbaugh, art history; Nhuy Nguyen, drawing and painting; and Lindsey Spearman, studio art. Business: Tyler Bergman and Joe Vondenhuevel, accounting; and David Freytag, business. A special Entrepreneurship Award was presented to Alex Smith. Over the course of his high school career, Smith has established his own property-rental business. English: Colleen Kinninger, journalism/Cavalier Crier; Abagail C i r i e g i o , journalism/Cavalcade yearbook; Sarah Davidson, comprehensive senior English; and Emily Pax, AP English. Foreign language : David Freytag, Latin; and Nicole Larger and David Freytag, Spanish. Mathematics: Haleigh Spicer, transitions to college mathematics/algebra; Sarah Davidson and Kerrie Josefovsky, calculus; and David Freytag, AP calculus. Religion: Meghan Bennett, Emily Pax and Daniel Sehlhorst. Science: Amy Watercutter AP anatomy. Emily Pax, AP chemistry. Social studies: Haleigh Spicer, psychology. Meghan Bennett and Daniel Sehlhorst, American government. Each department chairman awards a departmental medallion to

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OPINION Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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

I N O UR V IEW Schools need to be ready for food allergy reactions

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

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LETTERS

BY KATE KING Food allergies are part of the modern-day school room. Ask just about any teacher, principal and, of course, school nurse (for schools that still have one) and they’ll tell you that food allergies are among their many daily concerns when it comes to the well-being of students.

1 in 20 children Nationwide Children’s Hospital estimates that one in 20 children have a food allergy, so it’s no wonder that school personnel must address this very serious health concern. It’s serious because a food allergy reaction can result in anaphylaxis, a critical and potentially life-threatening condition. Unrecognized and untreated, such a condition closes the airway and shuts down vital organs. In January, a 7year-old girl in Virginia died from an anaphylactic reaction to her peanut allergy while at school. By the time emergency crews arrived, the first-

grader was in cardiac arrest. In April, the governor of Virginia signed a bill requiring public schools to adopt and implement policies to possess and administer epinephrine. Epinephrine can halt anaphylaxis, which can be caused by a variety of foods, medications, exercise or insect stings. The governor of Maryland recently signed similar legislation.

School policy

Ohio, auto-injectors can only be used on the children for whom they are prescribed. The challenge is that there is risk for children who do not yet know they may have allergies to certain foods or to bee stings. If undiagnosed children end up in anaphylaxis, by law, the school cannot administer an epinephrine treatment.

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Food allergy advocates States around the and health professionals country are reviewing such as the Ohio Associaschool policy on offering tion of School Nurses are treatment for actual or asking lawmakers to potential reactions to al- consider school policies lergens. This is imporin Ohio that pertain to tant because some epinephrine treatments children may have an in schools. They are adundiagnosed allergy to vocating that Ohio follow certain foods or to bee other states to allow stings. schools to have an epiMany children with nephrine treatment food allergies carry their available for anyone who own epinephrine auto-in- needs it. jectors, prescribed for There are 12 million their use in case of an Americans — including 3 adverse reaction. Ohio million children — suflaw allows these children fering from food allerto bring the devices to gies, according to the school, and school perFood Allergy and Anasonnel are trained in phylaxis Network their use. At schools in (FAAN). The numbers

It is reasonable to ensure that our schools are equipped and ready to handle undiagnosed food allergies. Certainly, schools cannot be expected to handle every adverse health situation, but knowing that food allergies are prevalent and growing, and that treatment is available, it seems a logical step. Indeed, our public spaces and buildings are ready with defibrillators and basic first-aid equipment. Providing epinephrine treatments at our schools is rational, proactive and potentially life-saving. The writer is president of the Ohio Association of School Nurses and serves as a school nurse for Columbus City Schools. She is also an adjunct faculty member at The Ohio State University in the School Nurse Licensure Program. AND ENDS

IPSWICH, Mass. (AP) — AT&T Inc. says it’s dropping its legal fight against a Massachusetts businessman whose company was on the hook for a fraudulent million-dollar phone bill. The telecommunications company said in a statement Monday it is no longer pursuing its claims against Michael Smith of Ipswich, “though we are entitled by law to collect the amounts owed.” Smith said the offer depends on his dropping a countersuit. Smith says someone hacked into his small manufacturing company’s phone system in 2009 and made nearly $900,000 in calls to Somalia.

Preserving our freedom

Exporting American products, not American jobs

American auto industry There’s an old cliché is making a strong recovthat the definition of inery, Japan—a nation that sanity is doing the same has notoriously closed off thing over and over again, its market to U.S. auto and expecting different markets — is seeking to results. join the TPP. Well, if that’s the case, It’s time for an honest then our trade policy repassessment of what our resents insanity. Though trade agreements have NAFTA was signed Brown yielded, and it’s time to nearly two decades ago, a reports recognize where changes trade deal with China Sherrod Brown are in order. was inked about a dozen U.S. Senator The TPP is an opportuyears ago, and CAFTA nity to learn from the was signed some seven past. And that means demanding years ago, we still haven’t seen that our trade partners uphold the any change. same labor, environmental, and New direction The time for a new direction in human rights standards that we do. This means that Ohio workers trade policy is overdue. For – be they employees at auto comdecades, we’ve seen our trade panies or small manufacturers — deals undermine good-paying have a chance to compete on a American manufacturing jobs. level playing field. We’ve lost more than five million jobs to our so-called “trading partPast trade agreements ners,” and new export opportuniBut as we’ve seen with past ties have not been enough to offset trade agreements, U.S. negotiators the jobs lost. So, as the United are not demanding that American States begins negotiating the manufacturers receive the same Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), ability to sell their products To the editor: we must take a new approach to abroad as countries like China Members of the Sidney High School Class of trade policy. and South Korea have in our na1962 will hold our 50th reunion Aug. 10 and 11. But instead, the TPP — as it tion. We have just a few classmates we have not been currently stands — is nothing We need trade, and we need able to contact. If anyone knows how to contact more than a case of déjà vu all more of it. I’m committed to douthe following, please let me know: Anita (Milnor) bling our exports by 2015. But Stilley, Tony Poe, John Rickert and Sharon (Yates) over again. This proposal would take the NAFTA model and create what we don’t need is to rush Shannon. one of the largest free trade zones head-long into new trade agreeSusan Minniear in the world with the U.S., Mexico, ments without protecting our 610 E. Russell Road Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, own interests, gaining real marMalaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Sin- ket access in foreign countries — gapore, and Vietnam as the initial especially for autos and manufactured goods – and getting the Providing you better service is our goal. Call 498-5939 or 1-800-688-4820, ext. 5939 members. And just when the

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To the editor: Those members of Congress who voted for the national health care bill (Obamacare) yielded the power to make regulations to Health and Human Services (HHS). I understand that there are hundreds of such opportunities in this massive 2,000page law. HHS took advantage of this power by deciding that so-called “preventive health care” would include abortion-inducing drugs and that all health care providers, including those who did not want this coverage, would have to provide it and pay for it. There are serious constitutional and religious freedom dimensions to this mandate. Religious freedom is more than the freedom to worship. It includes the freedom to bring religious values into public policy and to live out our faith in our daily lives. I believe that this federal health care bill, which now includes the power to mandate what type of insurance coverage must be purchased, is a regulatory time bomb which needs to be repealed if we want to preserve our religious and constitutional freedoms. Our present senator, Sherrod Brown, voted for Obamacare. His opponent, Josh Mandel, will vote for repeal. Repeal is the route to preserving our freedom from this and other forthcoming mandates forcing people to provide, take, and pay for coverage which violates their conscience or which they may not even want or be able to use. Mary C. Schmiesing 9700 Sidney-Freyburg Road

are growing. For people with these allergies, awareness, education and treatment can save lives.

rules right. Americans know that when it comes to new trade deals, the choices are not limited to free trade or protectionism. And at a time when too many Ohioans are still looking for work, we cannot sign a lopsided trade agreement that tips the balance against American automakers and workers.

Same rules In a trade partnership, everyone should play by the same rules. And so when these rules are being established, the negotiations matter. Congress has a role to play, especially when trade agreements increasingly get involved debates about such as the provisions services, government procurement, worker conditions, and the environment. That’s why I introduced the 21st Century Trade and Market Access Act. This bill would require that the president submit reports to Congress detailing which countries are on track to meet the deadlines and commitments that we’ve agreed upon. We need to know if progress is being made and if our partners are playing by the rules. Again, the TPP is a tremendous opportunity to get trade right. The president must have the authority to negotiate new and better trade deals, but first Congress needs to set the direction so that we can ensure that trade is free and fair. We should be exporting American products, not American jobs.


BUSINESS

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OMI receives grant; Honda lends leader faculty, student and researcher expertise. Rich Spivey, a senior manager at Honda of America Mfg., responsible for strategic planning, cost control and supply chain sustainability in Honda’s North American Purchasing Division, is on loan to the Ohio State University to lead OMI as its first full-time executive director for the next two years. Since joining Honda in 1990, Spivey has been involved in the sourcing and localization of parts with suppliers in North America, including assessing their capabilities and ways to improve their operations. “Rich brings a high level of experience to OMI that will be essential as we work with manufacturers to match and solve their technical needs with the exceptional resources available in the state of Ohio,” said Glenn Daehn, who previously headed OMI, among other duties at OSU that include his role as the OSU-Honda Partnership executive director. “We very much

appreciate that Honda is loaning such a talented leader to head OMI at this important time.” For two years, OMI has operated as an arm of the OSU College of Engineering to make the university’s technical resources available to the broad range of Ohio manufacturers, including aerospace and aviation, polymers and chemicals, energy components, as well as automobile and automotive parts manufacturing. “Glenn did a great job positioning OMI to provide important technical services through engineering service contracts, technical internships with OSU engineering students, technical training and a seminar/lecture series,” Spivey said. “The grant through the Department of Development will be used in part to identify solution additional providers in Ohio, and establish ways to quickly and efficiently connect manufacturers with appropriate technical resources.” ODOD is working through the Ohio Manu-

Extension facturing Partnership, or Ohio MEP, to provide the $150,000 in funding for the grant from the Edison Funds. The ODOD grant will help to expand access to a wide range of manufacturing expertise available through the Ohio State University, and other Ohio universities and community colleges, manufacturing extension partnerships, the Thomas Edison Centers, and public and private research facilities. “Honda’s role with OMI demonstrates a solid commitment of support to manufacturing, the backbone of our state’s economy,” said Christiane Schmenk, director of the Ohio Department of Development. “Ohio is proud to have one of the top MEP programs in the country, but it is not well known to our smaller manufacturers. I am encouraged by this collaboration that will allow us to better connect them to the reavailable sources through our universities, research centers, and our MEP partners such

Swedish firm locates in Piqua PIQUA — Micropower has announced is expansion into North America with the opening of its new company, Ecotec LTD, LLC. Ecotec is to be headquartered in a 10,000square-foot industrial facility in the Sherry In-

dustrial Park in Piqua, where it will reportedly maintain a substantial inventory of industrial motive power high frequency battery chargers imported from Micropower’s manufacturing facility located in Vaxjo, Sweden. Ecotec will

Borchers elected to NAED board Dickman Supply’s Vice President Doug Borchers was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED). His three-year term begins with a meeting in Washington, D.C., in July. Based in St Louis, Mo., NAED is the voice for thousands of electrical distributors throughout the country, serving as the hub of networking, education and research for the industry. Borchers has previously chaired NAED’s Eastern Region and also

its LEAD Committee, and has served in an advisory board role with a number of the industry’s manufacturers. His role on the NAED Board will be to help set industry standards, continue government relationships and encourage relationships between channel partners. Dickman Supply is a locally owned and operated industrial and electrical distributor serving Western Ohio and Eastern Indiana. The company is headquartered in Sidney, with branches in Greenville and Celina.

market the chargers throughout North America under its own label and be singularly focused on energy-efficient battery chargers for use motive power with equipment utilized in the material handling industry and a variety of other applications. The three-man veteran management team at Ecotec has more than 75 years of combined experience with industrial battery chargers and the material handling industry. Jim Keyser and Dave Bollinger head up marketing and engiand have neering, worked together since 1979, when they started with Hobart Brothers. Both stated that the availability of a highquality stand-alone building with heavy power and an impressive image swayed their decision to the Fox Drive location. Tim Echemann of Industrial Property Brokers of Sidney,

represented Ecotec and mentioned that “Ecotec required a high-quality image.” In addition, he said often firms choose the Sherry Industrial Park due to its location near Piqua and Troy and quick access to Interstate 75. Ecotec’s product line will consist primarily of energy-efficient, highfrequency chargers ranging from 250-watt single-phase, 120-volt utility chargers, up through 20-kilowatt three-phase, 480-volt opportunity chargers. Applications for their chargers include lift trucks, floor-cleaning equipment and automated guided vehicles (AGV). Ecotec will also provide special chargers and power supplies for a variety of industrial applications. Interested persons may visit the website at www.micropower.se to learn more about Micropower and its capabilities.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose Tuesday after European leaders accelerated a plan to rescue Spain’s banks. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 46 points to 12,782 in the first half hour of trading. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 4 points to 1,356. The Nasdaq rose 7 points to 2,950. European finance ministers agreed early Tuesday on the terms of a bailout for Spain, saying that the first $37 billion in aid can be ready by the end of the month. Unemployment in Spain is nearing 25 percent. The yield on Spain’s benchmark 10-year government bond fell to 6.7 percent and its stock market surged following the news. On Monday, country’s 10-year borrowing

rate surged to 7 percent, a dangerously high level. The lower yield means investors are less fearful about the country having trouble paying its debts. Portugal, Ireland and Greece all had to ask for help from international lenders after spikes in their own borrowing rates made it unaffordable for them to raise money from selling bonds on the open market. Spain is the largest European country to date to seek international assistance.

expertise to a growing number of Ohio manufacturers. “As a manufacturer with approximately 150 suppliers in the state, Honda recognizes the value of sharing technical expertise from our colleges and universities, and from both private and public research organizations,” said Rick Schostek, senior vice president at Honda of America. “Along with our support providing Rich’s valuable expertise, we appreciate the grant from the Ohio Department of Development that will be used to broaden the scope of OMI activities. By working together, we are taking important steps to strengthen the capabilities of the full range of manufacturers in the state, large and small.”

STOCK MARKET 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 Chng. Week Alcoa Inc...............8.40 -0.36 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) -0.51 Appld Ind. Tech..35.57 -0.02 BP PLC ADR......39.65 -0.23 Citigroup ............25.88 Emerson Elec. ....44.65 -0.28 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) +0.02 Griffon Corp. ........8.60 (PF of Clopay Corp.) H&R Block Inc...16.04 -0.04 -0.69 Honda Motor .....32.29 -1.07 Ill. Toolworks .....51.23 (Parent company of Peerless) -1.27 JC Penney Co.....20.76 (Store in Piqua) +0.29 JP Morgan Chase34.25 (Former Bank One, Sidney) Kroger Co. ..........22.58 +0.13 (PF of Kroger) -0.16 Meritor .................4.84

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. +0.22 Lear Corp ...........37.20 (PF of C.H. Masland) McDonalds Corp.90.25 +0.45 Radio Shack .........3.91 -0.07 -0.39 Sherwin-Wllms 129.81 -0.02 Sprint ...................3.19 Thor Industries..27.44 +0.19 (PF of Airstream Inc.) -0.38 Time Warner Inc.37.73 (PF of Time Warner Cable) U.S. Bancorp ......31.90 -0.13 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) +0.22 Walgreen Co.......29.92 +0.35 Walmart Stores .72.11 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..4.58 -0.09 -0.42 YUM! Brands.....63.05 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER +0.07 Bob Evans ..........39.87 -0.20 Fifth Third ........13.11 0 Peoples Bank .....10.00

A - Refers to Affiliated With PF - Refers to Parent Firm Closing Dow Jones Industrial Averages: Change: -83.17 This Week: 12,653 (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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Pleiman awarded scholarship FORT LORAMIE — Amy Pleiman, of Fort Loramie has been awarded a $1,000 college s c h o l a rship by the local branch of Osgood S t a t e Pleiman Bank.

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Pleiman, daughter of and Amy Randy Pleiman, of Fort Loramie, plans to attend the Wright State University Lake Campus to pursue a degree in mathematics education. In school she was a member of the volleyball team, an office aide, Academia and Drama Club member, yearbook editor

and sang the national anthem at high school basketball games. She is an Eucharistic and mass minister server at St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie and a 4-H camp counselor and Junior Leaders program participant. She was also a volleyball fifth-grade coach, a sixth-grade math tutor and volunteer at the community’s Liberty Days kids tent. appliScholarship cants submit an essay identifying a public figure from history or present day and discuss how that person has inspired them to service and civic leadership. In her essay, Pleiman identified Fort Loramie resident Shirley Larger as a person who inspires her.

Priscilla Miller (left), of Sidney, helps her fishing partner Faith Lockerell, also of Sidney, bring a catfish weighing just under five pounds out of Lake Loramie Friday.

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available. Prizes will be $100, $75, $50 and $25. The annual picnic will follow at 2 p.m. in the pavilion. The association provide fried will chicken, baked beans and table service. Members are asked to bring their beverage of choice and a dish to share. Bob and Judy Kemper, and Larry and Julie Moeller are picnic chairmen. Julie Stueve reported 25 children have enrolled in the Passport to Fishing Seminar Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Earl’s island Pavilion. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and each child will receive a rod, reel and tackle box provided by a grant from the Department of Wildlife. LLIA

will provide snacks. Christmas in July will be held at the park’s campgrounds July 20, 21 and 22. The Women’s Fishing Seminar will be held Sept. 7, also from 9:30 a.m. to noon with registration at 9 a.m. The first 25 people to enroll will be accepted; however, any prior students from the 2011 event will be admitted using the gear given them then. Brenda Wolaver announced due to the Tuesday night drawings at Minster Eagles, it is impossible to conduct meetings there anymore. Tom Hoying, owner of the Oak Tree Restaurant, has offered to host the group’s cool weather meetings beginning Feb. 13, 2013, and including the months of February, March, April and October. The offer was accepted by members. It was reported the Coonskin Cap Brigade will occur Aug. 24-26 at Camp Cotubic in Bellefontaine. The four-year

program is sponsored by the League of Ohio Sportsmen for youth interested in an outdoor education experience. Each four youth must have an adult in attendance who is a member of LLIA. The cost will be partly subsidized by the association. Applications must be submitted to the secretary-treaLLIA surer by July 30. Linda and Dick Hoying and friends have agreed to be in charge of the Fall Fest food stand. The event will be held Sept. 14-16. Membership chairwoman Wolaver reported association membership totals 346, including 56 memberships new this year.

FORT LORAMIE — The Lake Loramie Heritage Museum on Ohio 362 will be conducting its third annual free historic rides on the waters of Lake Loramie Saturday afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m. Pontoon boats will be leaving from Earl’s Island Pavilion in Lake Loramie State Park. Rides will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will be

asked to sign a release, and an adult must accompany children. People are advised to wear sunglasses and bring sunscreen. Bottled water will be provided for the trip. Participants must be able to step up and down easily to get in and out of the pontoon boats. Unfortunately, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated. Donations will be accepted for the boat rides.

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JC income tax receipts increasing JACKSON CENTER — During Jackson Center Village Council’s second June meeting, the Finance Committee and Bev Wren, fiscal officer, compared income tax receipts for the first five months of 2012 and determined receipts are $35,000 higher than the same period last year, and the May ending cash balance is about $194,000 more. Major expenditures have included a $25,000 payment on the new dump truck, $34,000 for a new police cruiser and a $15,000 payment on the West Street reconstruction project. Council, on recommen-

dation of Mayor Scott Klopfenstein and Police Chief Joe Cotterman, adopted a motion to appoint Aaron J. Schulze as a police officer. Klopfenstein said he has heard positive comments on Schulze’s performance, also saying, “he knows what it takes to be an officer in a small village.” Administrator Bruce Metz asked for a clarification on opening of the cooling center at Family Life Center in the face of continuing hot days. Klopfenstein and council agreed Metz should use common sense and open the center as needed. Unscheduled business included discussion of

complaints of trash burning by some residents. Burning trash is prohibited in the village and recreational fires are regulated. It was decided authority should be given the Police Department should be given authority to write illegal-burning citations. Klopfenstein told Metz the situation needs to be resolved by whatever steps it takes to make certain residents comply with the trash ordinance. The meeting included an executive session to discuss purchase of real estate and pending litigation. No action was taken prior to adjournment.

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were far apart. I was still a normal teenager, and he was a mature man dreaming about the day he could retire from his job. I wanted to go out; he wanted to stay home. I liked fast-food; he wanted a meat-and-potato meal. I am now 19 and separated from my husband. We are planning a divorce. I am living at home with my two children and planning to go back to night school and earn my diploma. My husband is a good man, but he should have married a good woman, not a 16-year-old child. We had absolutely nothing but sex in common. — Nameless, Toledo, Ohio. NAMELESS: Any man who enters into a relationship with a 13-yearold girl has a serious mental disorder, and you were too young to realize it. He robbed you of your childhood.

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Couples’ age difference can create problems successful marDR. WALriage and that LACE: I’m writthe age differing in reference ence between to the letter you and your from the young husband has not teenage girl who been a deterrent. was dating a guy I received some twice her age. letters agreeing You told her to with you, but find a guy closer ’Tween many more to her own age. I disagree. I am 18 12 & 20 agreeing with Dr. Robert me. I firmly beand happily lieve that your married to a Wallace husband and man who is 36. We’ve been married for you are the exception six months, and I couldn’t rather than the rule. I am be more loved by anyone. glad you waited until you I was 15 and he was 33 were 18 before getting when we first met. Be- married. Please read the cause of our age differ- following letter from Jill ence, we had to be who wasn’t quite as forextremely secretive when tunate as you. DR. WALLACE: I’m we were dating. Eventually, my parents found responding to a letter out and tried to stop us from the young teen who from seeing one another, was dating a much older but it was too late. We guy on the sly. When her parents found out, they had fallen in love. You told the young forbid her to see him. You teen to listen to her par- told her to listen to her ents and stop seeing the parents. That was excelolder guy. If I had listened lent advice. My case was to my parents, I wouldn’t almost identical to this be happily married, living one. When I was 13, I fell in a condo and driving a in love with my next-door nice car. This is 2012, not neighbor, who happened 1912. People today who to be 30. My parents didthink that an age differ- n’t find out about our reence is a problem in a re- lationship until I was 15 lationship should climb and pregnant. On my out of the dark tunnel 16th birthday (I was they’ve been trapped in eight months pregnant), I for years. I’m living proof married Rick. It was the that age difference does worst decision I have ever not hinder love. — Name- made. After the novelty of less, Chicago, Ill. NAMELESS: I’m very marriage wore off, I dishappy that you have a covered that our interests

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We’ll continue to experience lower humidity and seasona b l e temperatures. Most of t h i s week, highs Temperature Precipitation Sunrise/Sunset will be High Friday............................98 Friday ................................none Wednesday’s sunset..9:07 p.m. in the mid-80s, with Low Friday.............................74 Saturday............................none Thursday’s sunrise.....6:18 a.m. lows in the 60s. Rain High Saturday .......................98 Sunday..............................none Thursday’s sunset......9:06 p.m. chances remain low, Low Saturday........................71 Monday .............................none with the dry air in place, High Sunday .........................88 Month to date.....................1.48 but by the end of the Low Sunday ..........................61 Year to date......................16.19 week it looks like some High Monday.........................88 moisture will move in Low Monday..........................62 from the south. At this Source: The Sidney Wastewater Treatment Plant, official weather reporting station for point, the best chance of Shelby County, and the U.S. Naval Observatory. For current daytime conditions, low/high rain looks to be Friday and Saturday. temperatures, go to AccuWeather.com.

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Colon complaints explained grains refined DR. DEAR (whole grains) reDONOHUE: I tain their outer haven’t seen anybran coat, which thing in your colserves to keep umn lately on undigested food diverticulosis or moist, soft and diverticulitis. Will easily propelled you please exthrough the colon. plain the differDiverticulosis ence between the To your is the condition in two? What can a good which the colon patient eat or not health has developed dieat? What medication is taken Dr. Paul G. verticula. Usually it causes no pain. for them? What Donohue It’s quite common. causes them? — Around 20 percent of peoL.M. ANSWER: A colon di- ple with diverticulosis verticulum is a small will come down with in(one-fifth to two-fifths of flammation of these proThat’s an inch, a little smaller trusions. than a pea) protrusion of diverticulitis, and it is the colon lining through painful. The pain most the colon wall. It’s hol- often is located in the lower-left side of the ablow. The theory behind di- domen. Mild cases of diverticverticula formation is that hard, dry food ulitis can be treated at residue requires the gen- home with antibiotics and eration of great pressure by taking clear fluids only. by the colon to push it In more-severe cases, hosalong. That pressure pitalization is required, pushes the colon lining and the person is hythrough the colon wall. drated with intravenous Experts say that this fluids and given antibicomes about because our otics. The diet for diverticudiet has too much refined grains (grains without lar disease is a diet high their bran covering). Un- in fiber (25 grams a day

for women; 35 for men). Whole grains, vegetables and fruits are high-fiber foods. If you can’t get enough fiber from foods, then products like Metamucil, Citrucel and Konsyl will furnish it. It’s also wise to cut back on red meats and fats. This isn’t a restrictive diet. In former days, doctors insisted that their patients steer clear of popcorn, nuts, corn and seeds. That’s not today’s advice. These foods are now permitted. They don’t block a diverticulum or lead to diverticulitis. The booklet on diverticulosis/diverticulitis explains the common malady in detail. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 502, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have meant to write you in response to the man who thinks he

July 11, 1912 A flaming meteor passed over Sidney last night about 9:47 p.m. The celestial visitor came unheralded, passed across the southwest sky and disappeared, leaving only a trail of light behind. Comparatively few people saw the visitant because of the lateness of the hour. Those who chanced to be in a favorable position to observe the meteor saw an exhibition of celestial fireworks out of the ordinary. Rev. S.A. Moore was standing on the back porch of his home when the meteor passed. Will Davis also witnessed the strange visitor. ––––– With Bob Ewing behind the pitchers, judging balls and strikes, and Jerry Forgarty pitching for Sidney, Knights of Columbus will flock to Russells Point, July 15, to witness the game between the Sidney Council baseball team and the team picked from the St. Marys and Wapakoneta Councils. Arrangements are being completed for a special car to be chartered for the trip.

might be an alcoholic. I was shocked that you didn’t mention the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. I know the program isn’t for everyone. I encourage people with an alcohol problem go to a meeting to check it out. I now have a new life without alcohol or medicines, thanks to AA. — C.C. ANSWER: Not mentioning AA was an inexcusable omission on my part. It is a program that has rescued many alcoholics from an addiction to alcohol, and it’s done without having to resort to medications. I have nothing but praise for the program. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Readers may also order health newsletters from www.rbmamall.com.

July 11, 1937 James Wiford, located for the past four years in Marysville where he owned and managed a jewelry store, has returned to Sidney for a stay. While here, he will be with the store conducted by his brother. Wiford recently sold his business interests in Marysville and has not yet completed his future business plans. ––––– The new Seagraves pumper answered its initial call, shortly after eleven o’clock, this morning, when it was called to the rear of Enterprise Street because of a short circuit in a truck belonging to the Citizens Ice and Coal Company. There was no damage.

50 years July 11, 1962 County School Supt. Edwin E. Everman disclosed today that he had accepted a position as superintendent of the Bellefontaine city school system. Everman’s decision to transfer his activities from Shelby County to Bellefontaine was given this morning to Edward Maurer, vice presi-

dent of the Shelby Board, in the absence on vacation of President Harry Heintz. Everman has been administering the affairs of the Shelby County School System since the fall of 1958 when he came here from the Mechanicsburg exempted village school district. ––––– Country commissioners were asked today by the state if they want to take over and maintain a highway rest area established by the State Highway Dept. on old U.S. 25 adjacent to the Half-Way House, south of Botkins. The county was told that it can have the 0.86 acre area without charge if it will agree to maintain it as a park. Commission Chariman Roger Elsass and Commissioner Francis DeLoye listened to the proposal and then withheld decision until interviewing residents of Botkins and other affected areas. They said they would also like to learn something about cost of maintaining the park before approving a takeover.

25 years July 11, 1987 The Fourth of July celebration in Fort Loramie was quite something. It was the 150th anniversary for the village. Jeanne Barhorst was selected queen to preside over the historic event. Carla Cordonnier was the first runner up. Hanford Dixon, star cornerback for the Cleveland Browns, was to appear as a guest of the celebration. He called and canceled, stating “I am driving now and I can’t find Ft. Loramie.” The other invited guest, Freddie the Chimp, was there. However, he got loose and it took several deputies to chase him down. General chairman Dennis Cordonnier remarked, “He didn’t hurt nobody. He was just acting like a monkey.”

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Longtime boyfriend needs a nudge toward the altar DEAR ABBY: I Should I go ahead have been in an onand do it, or just be paagain/off-again relatient and hope that tionship with a man one day he will ask me for 16 years — more to take the next big on than off. We have step? — LONGING two boys together. He FOR MORE IN recently moved back TEXAS in, and things are DEAR LONGING Dear going well. FOR MORE: By all We’re in our 30s, means, ask him to forAbby and I’m ready to be malize your relationAbigail more than girlfriend ship. After 16 years Van Buren and two children, you and boyfriend. I’d like to ask this special man in my deserve to know where the relife to marry me, but I’m not lationship is going. And when sure if a woman should ever you do, mention that you’d propose marriage to a man. like him to go to the altar

WILLINGLY — before the boys are big enough to hog-tie and drag him there to make an “honest woman” of their mother. DEAR ABBY: I have been a vegetarian and anti-fur advocate for many years, and most of my friends and family know it. I feel strongly that wearing fur and leather is cruel and unnecessary, but I don’t lecture anyone who doesn’t ask my opinion. What would be the proper response when someone gives me an item with real animal

fur or genuine leather? It has happened before, and while I appreciate that someone has bought me a gift, I’m horrified and heartbroken seeing what’s inside the box when I open it, and disappointed knowing that the person has contributed to the unkind and atrocious fur industry. I find it difficult to bring myself to say “thank you” for something I find so morally abhorrent. What is the appropriate response in this situation? Is it acceptable for me to use this as an opportunity to educate the person on the horrors of

fur fashions? — VEGGIE IN NEW YORK DEAR VEGGIE: No, it isn’t. Good manners dictate that you graciously thank the giver and then, if you wish, give the gift a respectful, private burial or regift it to a carnivore. 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 www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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Stammen, Nationals confident at baseball season’s midpoint BY KYLE SHANER Ohio Community Media kshaner@dailyadvocate.com WASHINGTON — A little confidence goes a long way, which Craig Stammen and his Washington National teammates have found out firsthand this season. The Versailles High School alumnus is off to the best season in his four-year Major League Baseball career while the Nationals have the best record in the National League (49-34) and are looking for their first playoff appearance since 1981, before Stammen was born and back when they were the Montreal Expos. The strong start has set the team up well for the second half of the season, Stammen said, and created a lot of excitement in Washington. “We’re all excited for the second half of the season,” he said. “We have a lot to look forward to.”

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WASHINGTON NATIONALS relief pitcher Craig Stammen throws to the Baltimore Orioles during an interleague baseball game in Baltimore, June 24. Stammen attributes the men’s Major League tenure. Nationals’ success to the It was at that time the Nastrong end of the season they tionals’ young core realized had in 2011. The Nationals they’re just as good as other went 17-10 in September last teams, Stammen said, and creyear to finish the season 80-81, ated a sense of confidence that their best season in Stam- has carried over to this season.

“That little confidence goes a long way,” the pitcher from North Star said. At the same time things started to turn around for Washington, Stammen began to improve individually as well. After having spent almost the entire 2011 season with the Triple-A Syracuse Chiefs, Stammen gave up no runs on one hit, three walks and 10 strikeouts in 8.1 innings in September for the Nationals. That success has continued this season as Stammen has a 3-1 record and 1.74 ERA in 46.2 innings across 32 appearances out of the bullpen this season. Just like the success of the Nationals, Stammen said his personal upswing dates back to September when he was called up to the big leagues as the rosters expanded in September. At that time he knew if he didn’t pitch well to finish the season, he might not get

another chance, he said. It was at that time that the game started slowing down and he became more comfortable in the Major Leagues, Stammen said. He knows he’ll give up some runs, he said, but feels confident enough in his stuff that he doesn’t feel the need to change anything when he does hit a rough patch. Having gone through the ups and downs, Stammen said it’s fun to be pitching so well for the first-place Nationals. Although he couldn’t ask for a better start to the season, the right-hander said, he knows he can’t let up. “A good three or four months doesn’t make a good career so I’ve got to keep it going,” he said. Stammen faces a lot of competition just within Washington’s staff. The Nationals have the best team ERA in baseball at 3.20 and are holding opponents to See STAMMEN/Page 15A

NL races to 8-0 lead

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American League's Jose Bautista, of the Toronto Blue Jays, catches a fly ball hit by National League's Ryan Braun, of the Milwaukee Brewers, during the second inning of the MLB All-Star baseball game, Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. The game was still in going on a press time.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pablo Sandoval hit the first bases-loaded triple in All-Star game history and the National League raced out to a 8-0 lead against Justin Verlander and the American League through five innings Tuesday night. The portly San Francisco third baseman delivered the big blow during a five-run first inning against Verlander, the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner. Verlander ended up allowing four hits and two walks while throwing 35 pitches in his only inning. Ryan Braun and Dan Uggla also drove in runs for the NL team during the biggest first inning since 2004, when the AL scored six times off Roger Clemens before his hometown fans in Houston. The start couldn’t have been much better for the National League, which was trying to earn home-field advantage in the World Series for the third straight year. The reward sure came in handy last season, when the Cardinals rallied to win the final two games against the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium to capture their 11th championship. The team with home-field

advantage has won three straight World Series, and six of the last nine. Tony La Russa certainly enjoyed watching his guys circle the bases Tuesday night. The former Cardinals manager retired after last year’s World Series, but was asked to call the shots for the NL team one more time. He had vowed all week to manage the game to win. Verlander was coming off two complete games in his last three starts, and had only allowed seven runs in the first inning all season. But after striking out Carlos Gonzalez to start the game, the Detroit Tigers’ ace immediately ran into trouble, giving up a single to Melky Cabrera and an RBI double to Braun. Verlander recovered to strike out Joey Votto, but walked Carlos Beltran and Buster Posey — the latter on four pitches. Sandoval came to the plate with the bases loaded and hammered a curve off the right-field wall, driving in three runs with his first triple of 2012. Uggla followed with an RBI single to deep shortstop to give the NL a 50 lead.

Baseball cards might fetch millions

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THIS UNDATED photo provided by Heritage Auctions of Dallas, shows some of the more than 700 well-preserved 1910 baseball cards found in the attic of a house in Defiance. The best of the bunch — 37 cards — are expected to bring a total of $500,000 when they are sold at auction in August during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore.

DEFIANCE (AP) — Karl Kissner picked up a soot-covered cardboard box that had been under a wooden dollhouse in his grandfather’s attic. Taking a look inside, he saw hundreds of baseball cards bundled with twine. They were smaller than the ones he was used to seeing. But some of the names were familiar: Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Honus Wagner. Then he put the box on a dresser and went back to digging through the attic. It wasn’t until two weeks later that he learned that his family had come across what experts say is one of the biggest, most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting, a discovery worth perhaps millions. The cards are from an extremely rare series issued around 1910. Up to now, the few known to exist were in so-so condition at best, with faded images and worn edges. But the ones from the attic in the town of Defiance are nearly pristine, untouched for more than a century. The colors are vibrant, the borders crisp and white. “It’s like finding the Mona Lisa in the attic,” Kissner said. Sports card experts who authenticated the find say they may never again see something this impressive. “Every future find will ultimately be compared to this,” said Joe Orlando, president of Professional Sports Authenticator. The best of the bunch — 37 cards — are expected to bring a total of $500,000 when they are sold at auction in August during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore. There are about 700 cards in all that

could be worth up to $3 million, experts say. They include such legends as Christy Mathewson and Connie Mack. Kissner and his family say the cards belonged to their grandfather, Carl Hench, who died in the 1940s. Hench ran a meat market in Defiance, and the family suspects he got them as a promotional item from a candy company that distributed them with caramels. They think he gave some away and kept others. “We guess he stuck them in the attic and forgot about them,” Kissner said. “They remained there frozen in time.” After Hench and his wife died, two of his daughters lived in the house. Jean Hench kept the house until she died last October, leaving everything inside to her 20 nieces and nephews. Kissner, 51, is the youngest and was put in charge of the estate. His aunt was a pack rat, and the house was filled with three generations of stuff. They found calendars from the meat market, turn-of-the-century dresses, a steamer trunk from Germany and a dresser with Grandma’s clothes neatly folded in the drawers. Months went by before they even got to the attic. On Feb. 29, Kissner’s cousin Karla Hench pulled out the dirty green box with metal clips at the corners and lifted the lid. Not knowing whether the cards were valuable, the two cousins put the box aside. But Kissner decided to do a little research. The cards were at his office in the restaurant he owns when he realized they might have something. He immediately took them across the street and put them in a bank vault. See CARDS/Page 14A


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All-Star problems, but no easy solutions BY MIKE SCHMIDT For The Associated Press

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IN THIS Aug. 9, 1981, file photo, Philadelphia Philles Mike Schmidt (right) is greeted at home plate by Mike Easler of the Pittsburgh Pirates, after hitting an two-run home run against the American League during the eight inning of baseball’s All Star game in Cleveland. The National League won 5-4. meant joining Pete Rose, media and TV already, Johnny Bench, Joe Mor- why would they consider gan, Joe Torre, Lou another three days of naBrock, Willie Stargell, tional TV exposure an Dave Parker, Tony Perez, exciting opportunity? and others who de- For them, a chance to manded we play to win. rest or heal a small inGet this: Winning did- jury is more important. n’t mean anything other For us back in the day, it than league pride. Mr. was a chance to actually Selig is still hunting for see a national TV camthe answer as to why the era. We wanted to be All-Star game these there, and win. days has gotten away One reason the oldfrom that attitude. school charm and league Maybe his game has pride is missing — intergiven way in importance league play. There is no to other All-Star events, Big Red Machine or like the Home Run Lumber Company that Derby? Maybe his player the other league is jealvoting and selection sys- ous of. There is no mystem has created confu- tery or challenge in sion. By placing the facing the other league’s World Series home-field players. There is no Hatadvantage on the game’s fields vs. McCoys menoutcome — while at the tality. Today, it’s rosters same time allowing fan of many who once were voting to play the major teammates, who have role in roster selection — played in both leagues or he confuses not only have faced one another baseball fans, but me, too. many times. Maybe the players I remember facing themselves just aren’t of Nolan Ryan in the 1979 the mind to accept the game. You want mysgame as serious. Under- tery? Hatfield vs. McCoy standable, as their en- mentality? Wow, my entire existence as athletes tire existence as a hitter is an open book to the was on display nation-

sociation of America on Tuesday. He cited a case involving Yankees pitcher Doyle Alexander, who broke a finger when he punched a dugout wall in 1982. “Baseball is a very intense game, and if a player in the intensity of the moment does something, makes a mistake and whams his hand against the dugout or a door and does something or is injured, that’s a work-related injury,” Weiner said. “That’s part of the game. “Clubs want players to compete, to compete very hard, and sometimes those emotions come out. No player is proud of the fact that he injured himself in that kind of situation, but Nick is not the first player this year and certainly not the first player in baseball history who unfortunately suffered that kind of injury. I expect, I certainly hope, that with that kind of precedent that we’ll be able to quickly resolve this matter.”

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pany’s director of sports auctions. They then sent all the cards to Professional Sports Authenticator, which had previously authenticated fewer than 700 E98s. The Ohio cards were the finest examples from the E98 series the company had ever seen. The company grades cards on a 1-to-10 scale based of their condition. Up to now, the highest grade it had ever given a Ty Cobb card from the E98 series was a 7. Sixteen Cobbs found in the Ohio attic were graded a 9 — almost perfect. A Honus Wagner was judged a 10, a first for the series. Retired sports card auctioneer Barry Sloate of New York City said: “This is probably the most interesting find I’ve heard of.” The highest price ever paid for a baseball card is $2.8 million, handed over in 2007 for a 1909 Honus Wagner that was pro-

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Ohio cards over the next two of three years through auctions and private sales so that it doesn’t flood the market. In all, they could bring $2 million or $3 million, Ivy said. The Hench family is evenly dividing the cards and the money among the 20 cousins named in their aunt’s will. All but a few have decided to sell their share.

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Still not knowing whether the cards were real, they sent eight to expert Peter Calderon at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, which recently sold the baseball that rolled through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series for $418,000. Calderon said his first words were “Oh, my God.” “I was in complete awe,” he said. “You just don’t see them this nice.” The cards are from what is known as the E98 series. It is not clear who manufactured them or how many were produced, but the series consists of 30 players, half of them Hall of Famers. The experts at Heritage Auctions checked out the family’s background, the age of the home and the history of the meat market. They looked at the cards and how they were printed. “Everything lines up,” said Chris Ivy, the com-

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It’s all so confusing to us old folks. Back in May, Hamels drills Harper in the ribs for being a brash rookie who is famous for being famous. Harper was the kid who blew a kiss at a pitcher while rounding the bases on a home run. He was the most decorated rookie ever to enter the majors. So, Hamels drills him for being famous, Harper then steals home on Hamels, maybe the best payback ever. But he is not cocky or brash, but classy. I thought that was an “in your face” moment if ever there was one. Now Harper is Hamels’ teammate, on the National League AllStar team, an eighthome run and 25-RBI All-Star, while at least five others with deserving stats won’t be. Fan voting at its finest. The perfect summation for all this confusion is to say, “It is what it is.” I love that line — it allows us to accept something without good reason. Let’s face it, marketing dollars and television have become more important than competition and credibility at this game and every game, except golf. The All-Star game, in whatever form presented, will get major media attention, a significant national TV audience and have a profound effect on the Kansas City economy. No matter who does the voting, who makes the roster or how memorable the competition, the game will be an event and it will satisfy sponsors. Maybe that’s all we should ask of it? Me, I’m just an old confused guy who remembers when it did both.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The baseball players’ union may file a grievance against the Cleveland Indians if they withhold pay from pitcher Nick Hagadone, who injured a hand in frustration. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said the left-hander was hurt after a bad relief outing against Tampa Bay on Friday night and said the injury was self-inflicted. The 26-year-old rookie gave up two hits, walked two and allowed two runs while recording two outs. Cleveland optioned Hagadone to the minors Saturday then placed him on their minor league disqualification list the following day. His next payday is Sunday, and he has a contract calling for a $480,500 salary in the major leagues and $78,250 in the minors. “If Nick is not paid what he in our view is supposed to be paid on July 15, then we’ll have a fight about it,” Union head Michael Weiner told the Baseball Writers’ As-

lowing anyone other than the manager and his coaches to influence the nonstarting rosters is a travesty. Enter the selection of Bryce Harper as a replacement in this year’s game. First, understand I have a great respect for Harper’s game and his presence as a first-year player, and believe in time he has what it takes to become a perennial All-Star. The greatest compliment I could give him is to say he plays the game the way Pete did. I also understand that he has nothing to do with the selection process, that he is just going along with the program and will have to absorb the accompanying negative reaction. Baseball just doesn’t get it. Jason Kubel has 15 home runs and 60 RBIs, Aaron Hill has 11 and 40, Hunter Pence has 16 and 50, Aramis Ramirez has 10 and 52 and Jason Heyward has 14 and 41, just to name five players who deserve it. These guys, based on their first-half performance, must give way to a player the fans want to see in a game. It’s not consistent with such a heavy reward for winning the game. Each manager really wants to pick a team he can win with, balanced and able to create the right matchups in late innings. Harper has All-Star talent and might even display it in the game. I wouldn’t put it past him to rope a double and end up on third and score the winning run by stealing home. The first one to shake his hand, of course, will be Cole Hamels.

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I was on 12 All-Star rosters, most as a legit All-Star deserving of the honor of representing the National League as one of that year’s best players. In 1980, I missed the game with a pulled muscle. And in 1989, I was voted to the team as a starter after I had retired. In each case the replacement was a player deserving and capable of carrying out the assignment in my place. His first-half body of work that season was rewarded. Back then, the fans picked the game’s starters. That’s all, the starters. The managers picked the remainder of the roster so that as the game progressed into the deciding innings, each league would have its best on the field. Every year, the fan voting is skewed to elect players based on popularity, not on production. That’s OK because the game has been labeled “for the fans.” This game for the fans, however, now carries a significant prize: World Series home field, which is why the field personnel must decide on the final roster. The All-Star game has become the black sheep event of Bud Selig’s tenure as baseball commissioner. Try as he might, he can’t get it to where it once was. Back in the day, it was a game each league wanted to win. Willie Mays was picked for 24 All-Star games and played nine innings in many. When I started my run in the ’70s, reporting to the game

ally, and guess what, so was his. It was the best in one league against the best in the other. A classic confrontation. That’s what’s missing. It’s hard to put into words. In baseball today, the game is just not set up to create those kind of Reggie Jackson vs. Bob Gibson or Hank Aaron vs. Jim Palmer confrontations at the AllStar game. Those moments were its essence. Facing a legend, not because he was famous for being famous, but because of the mystery, the respect, facing someone I had only heard stories about, someone who was going to set up a moment in time that all fans, and we in the game would remember for a long time. About six years ago, I was asked to head a committee of Hall of Famers to study the AllStar game and report to the commissioner on ways to improve its competitiveness and the experience for the players. Our efforts led us to several conclusions, which have not gained any strength — with one exception, that the game be played on Wednesday, not Tuesday. Others ideas included a nominal financial reward for the winning league and players; Hall of Famers from each league acting as honorary coaches; and a private dinner gala exclusively for players and coaches, where today’s players would get an opportunity to visit the history of the game. As for tying the AllStar game and World Series home-field advantage, you have no idea how important that is until you are in the Series and don’t have it. Al-


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2 hit holes-in-one Two golfers hit holes-in-one over the weekend at Shelby Oaks. On Saturday, Emily Knouff recorded her second career hole in one on hole 3 south. On Sunday, Jim Koverman recorded this third career hole-in-one. Koverman aced hole 3 south using a nine iron from 125 yards. He was playing with John Koverman, Steve Davidson and Al Fogt.

Hoopstars place 3rd The Dayton Lady Hoopstars sixth-grade white team placed third in the nation during a national tournament held in Franklin, Tenn. There were 48 teams from 22 states competing. Jada Rowland, of Sidney, is a member of the team. The Hoopstars played in division II, which had 48 teams competiting in it. There are 11 players on the team from the Dayton area. They have played in tournaments in Indiana, Rowland Pennyslavania and Ohio plus nationals in Tennessee this season.

Cheer program set The Lehman High School cheerleaders will again be offering the Junior Cavs Cheerleading Program to all interested elementary-school-age girls (kindergarten to sixth grade) for the 2012-13 school year. This program gives a junior cheerleader an opportunity to come to cheerleading camp, have practices throughout the year, perform during halftime of the Lehman varsity football jamboree game on Aug. 17 and perform in Sidney’s Applefest Parade on Sept. 9. The fall-season cost is $30, which includes the summer camp fee, a Junior Cavs T-shirt, Jamoree game entry and Applefest parade entry. The summer camp will be held at Lehman in the Schlater Gym on Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cheerleaders will be teaching basic skills and create a routine for the junior cheerleaders for the Jamorbee performance. The Applefest Parade steps off at 2:30 p.m. Plan to meet in the alley behind Holy Angels School by 2 on Sept. 9. For further information or questions about the Junior Cavs Cheerleading, email Melissa Safreed at melissasafreed@woh.rr.com .

Horseshoe qualifying set for Saturday, Sunday Anyone who would like to pitch horseshoes at the Shelby County Fair horsehoe tournament will have to qualify Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds. For more information call Leonard Schaffner at 492-2609 or Gene Cathcart at 492-2322.

STAMMEN the lowest batting average in baseball at .231. They also have two allstars on their pitching staff – Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg. With so much talent on the roster, Stammen said he has to pitch extremely well just to keep up with his teammates. “I almost have to be perfect to keep up with the other guys,” Stammen said. The success of Washington’s pitching staff begins with the starting pitchers, Stammen said. Gonzalez, Strasburg, Edwin Jackson, Jordan Zimmermann, Ross Detwiler and Chien-Ming Wang go six or seven innings almost every night, which in turn helps the bullpen, Stammen said. With the second half of the season about to start, Stammen said, the Nationals’ staff is looking to remain atop the league. “I think it’s a personal pride issue for us that we

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stay at the top of the league,” he said. As a team, Washington’s main focus is winning the National League East and securing a trip to the postseason. At that point, anything can happen. “You just have to get a ticket to the dance,” Stammen said. Having not been in the playoff chase for several years, the Nationals have a lot of players who don’t have experience competing for a division title down the stretch. It’s still to be seen how they’ll respond to the new challenge, Stammen said, but the team has a few veterans who can help guide them through it. Individually, Stammen hopes to duplicate the great first half of the season in the upcoming months. “It’s everything I expected and a little more,” Stammen said.

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Hemric wins fifth race DEGRAFF — After surviving a late race dual with 14-year-old Anderson Bowen, it would be Daniel Hemric who continues to show he’s the man to beat in JEGS/CRA competition as the Kannapolis, N.C., driver took the lead for the final time on lap 94 and held on for his fifth event win in seven starts leading into the halfway break for the 2012 racing season. Hemric’s 54 Jack Link’s Beef Jerky/Chevrolet fended off the hard charging Howie Lettow Memorial Rookie of the Year Presented by Howe Racing Enterprises Points Leader Bowen, who settled for second while Tom Woodin, who led the first 38 laps, finished a career high third over 19-year-old Ali Kern who came home with a career-high fourth as Josh Nelms recovered from multiple pit stops to finish off the top five. Chad Finley finished

sixth after suffering a late race flat left rear tire while 13-year-old Justin Peck was seventh ahead of Tommy Cook, Wes Griffith Jr. and David Carter who wrapped up the final top 10. The race was redflagged for a grinding backchute crash on lap three involving several cars. Brandon Oakley seemed to get the worst of it, as his car suffured heavy damage. No drivers were injured. In additon to the Jeg’s Series, the street stocks, tuners and compacts were also racing. The street stock main saw Springhill’s Steve Snapp lead all 20 laps to post the win in his Roger Winget Race Cars Chevelle. Brian Reeser was second for the second straight week, with Landon Sciaaca third, Mike Snapp fourth and fast qualifier Rodney Roush fifth. Sciaaca won his first ever dash, with Ricky Young winning the heat.

The 20-lap tuner feature saw Chad Small lead the first six counters before giving way to Kelsey Flynn. Flynn held the point until lap 12, when Pleasant Hill driver Matt Stone cruised by. Stone went on to post his third win in his Glassman backed Honda after holding off a late race charge by fast qualifier Gary Eaton. Eaton was trying to pick up a $650 bonus for himself and lucky fan Pete Fondong in the Hot Rodz Auto Sales Challenge. It was not to be, as Eaton just ran out of power when trying to pass Stone. Kevin Flynn, Kelsey Flynn and Jeremy Meade rounded out the top five. The compact main saw New Carlisle’s Matt Jackson once again put his T-Mobile Broadband Cavalier in victory lane. Dylan Troyer was second, with Jim Massengill third. This Saturday will be the Bill Hostetler Classic

Dwarf car event. The late models, modifieds, tuners, street stocks and compacts will also be in action. Racing will start at 7.

qualifying at Daytona this past weekend. Docked Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon six points and suspended crew chief Danny Stockman and car chief Robert Strmiska until July 25 for a similar violation. Fined crew chief Adam Stevens $10,000 and docked Joe Gibbs six points because Joey Logano’s car failed Friday night’s Nationwide Series post-race inspection. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS — Suspended New England M Kelyn Rowe one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for a reckless challenge that endangered the safety of his opponent during Sunday’s game against New York. COLLEGE ALABAMA — Named Max Norris women’s assistant tennis coach. CREIGHTON — Promoted sports information intern Shannon Pivovar to assistant sports information director. Named Glen Sisk assistant sports information director. IMMACULATA — Named Terrence Stewart men’s basketball coach.

IOWA — Signed men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery to a seven-year contract. MISSOURI — Announced junior QB Ashton Glaser will transfer. SACRED HEART — Named Kelly Killion and Kara Powell women’s assistant basketball coaches. SOUTH CAROLINA-AIKEN — Named Jason Walck baseball recruiting coordinator, in addition to his duties as assistant coach. Named DJ King assistant baseball coach.

Shady Bowl Speedway Results JEGS CRA ALL STARS TOURS: 100 lap feature; 1. Daniel Hemric 2. Anderson Bowen 3. Tom Woodin 4. Ali Kern 5. Josh Nelms 6. Chad Finley 7. Justin Peck 8. Tommy Cook 9. Wes Griffith Jr. 10. David Carter 11. Brent Downey 12, Brandon Hermiller 13. Jerrod Foley 14. Brandon Oakley Lead Changes: 4; Lap Leaders: 72 T. Woodin 1-38, 29 A. Bowen 3985, 54 D. Hemric 86-92, 29 A. Bowen 93, 54 D. Hemric 94-100; Margin of Victory: 0.649 Seconds; Cautions: 4; Red Flag: 1; DNS: None. Street Stocks: Fast Qualifier: Rodney Roush 15.271 Dash Winner: Landon Sciacca Heat Winner: Ricky Young Feature: 1. Steve Snapp 2. Brian Reeser 3. Landon Sciacca 4. Mike Snapp 5. Rodney Roush 6. Ricky Young 7. Richard Roush 8. Scott Sullenberger 9. Jason Burnside 10. Andy Heath 11. Andy Huffman 12. Aliza Snapp 13. Robert Roush 14. Chad Brandyberry Tuners: Fast Qualifier: Gary Eaton 15.621 Dash Winner: Jeremy Meade Heat Winner: Jim Massengill Feature: 1. Matt Stone. 2. Gary Eaton 3. Kevin Flynn 4. Kelsey Flynn 5. Jeremy Meade 6. Carroll Nease 7. Chad Small 8. David Yoder 9. Chuck Bertschman 10. Jim Massengill 11. Eddie Kemp 12. Justin Pope Compacts: Feature: 1. Matt Jackson 2. Dylan Troyer 3. Jim Massengill

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Community Services Director Barbara Dulworth opened the discussion by addressing swimming pool code “misinformed perceptions and information passed from resident to resident,” and recommended amending only “a confusing transcription error in the definition of a swimming pool.” She told council that of 111 violations cited from March 31 to June 25, 63 are now in compliance or working toward compliance, 13 have indicated action is forthcoming and 30 have made no contact with the city. During its legislative session, Monday night, council adopted separate ordinances combining the current job classifications of assistant city manager and public works director into a single staff position, also amending the city’s organization chart to include the new job and providing compensation for the individual. The first ordinance

also amends the listing of overtime-exempt employees to add assistant city manager/public works director. A second ordinance adds the new position to the city’s organization chart. It also moves functions of the Information Technology and Purchasing departments under the responsibility of the finance officer and responsibility for the Service Center building to the Shelby Public Transit manager. The Human Resources director will now report directly to the city manager. The final ordinance amends the city’s senior director pay table to add the assistant manager/public works director ($81,000 to $99,000) and remove the separate assistant manager ($82,195 to $102,502) and public works director ($78,281 to $97,620) positions. The ordinance also amends the table to add the utilities director, at pay grade ($65,686 to $81, 848), formerly with a salary range of up to

$89,629, and no longer a senior director. The utility director will now report to the assistant manager public works director. The personnel changes follow the resignation of Assistant City Manager Tom Judy last month and the earlier retirement of Public Works director Chris Clark. City Manager Mark Cundiff is currently interviewing candidates for the newly-created position. Council also introduced an ordinance amending the zoning code to add tanning salons to the B-2 district, removing them from the B-5 Court Square business district and an ordinance rezoning a Fourth Avenue property from single family residential designation to Community Business district. The legislation corrects a situation in which an existing salon in the B-2 district applied for a new certificate of occupancy and staff discovered tanning was not a permitted use

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CAPT donates to WOEF CELINA — The Western Ohio Educational Foundation (WOEF) is celebrating its 50th year of incorporation. “It is by the generosity of all our scholarship contributors that the WOEF Board is able to offer scholarships to students in our area to offset the cost of college said Julie tuition,” Miller, WOEF development officer. The foundation recently received a cash contribution from Celina Aluminum Precision Technology (CAPT) located in Celina. CAPT donated $1,000 to the Academic Excellence Scholarship fund, which recognizes the top students from each district when they select the Lake Campus to further their education. Eligible students are awarded $3,000 and 22 area high schools in Auglaize, Darke and Van Wert counties as well as Mercer County public schools: Celina, Coldwater, Fort Recovery, Marion Local, Parkway and St. Henry. Due to the generous support of our donors, over $150,000 is endowed in this scholarship fund. CAPT sees the value in connecting education and training to assist their company’s business needs. Honda of America is the parent company of CAPT and is driving new business growth. “We appreciate the opportunity to support such a worthy cause for the community of Mercer County and surrounding areas,” said Tom Rable, Senior Manager.

Students named to Kent lists KENT — Amanda Miller, of Sidney was named to the president’s list, and Cassandra Dulworth, of Sidney, was named to the dean’s list at Kent State University. To be named to the dean’s list, full-time students must have achieved a grade point average of 3.40 or greater and must have completed 12 or more letter-graded credit hours. To qualify for the president’s list, full-time students must have an average in the semester of 4.00 and must have completed 15 or more letter-graded credit hours by the end of the semester.

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Schools perform well on OGT The results were recently released for the Ohio Graduation Tests, which students took in March. Fairlawn Local School District This is the second year that Fairlawn has led the area with its results. Fairlawn principal Jo DeMotte credits the district’s goal of continually improving while dealing with change. “The success that we are having is a direct result of our staff and students embracing a culture of change,” said DeMotte. “No longer are they afraid of all of the changes that have been occurring in education in the last few years, but they are embracing it as it comes along.” Fairlawn Local Schools tested 45 students on all five parts of the OGT, and 98 percent of those tested passed the reading, mathematics and writing portions of the test, 93 percent passed science, and 96 percent passed social studies. Fairlawn received the prestigious Excellent with Distinction rating on its report card from the Ohio Department of Education this year, and DeMotte said it’s due in part to the staff working continually to improve. “At Fairlawn we strive for sustainable continuous improvement,” said DeMotte. “Our Race to the Top Team meets to develop focused professional development programming that stresses writing across the curriculum, short cycle assessments and the new common core standards. Our staff is involved in quarterly meetings with the administration to focus on improving them professionally. Communication throughout the district is the key to our continued success.” Minster Local School District also performed very well on the OGT. 100 percent of the students who took the test passed the writing portion of the test. On the math portion, 99 percent of students passed, 96 percent passed reading, 97 percent passed social

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studies and 93 percent passed the science portion. Two other school districts in Auglaize County schools also performed very well on the statewide test. There were 72 students tested in the New Bremen Local School District, and 99 percent of the students passed the mathematics portion, 97 percent passed reading, 95 percent passed the writing portion of the test, 93 percent passed the science portion and 92 percent passed the social studies portion. In the New Knoxville Local School District, 33 students tested on all five parts. One hundred percent of the students tested passed the reading, writing, science and social studies parts of the test and 97 percent of the students passed the mathematics portion of the test. Other area schools also performed well on the OGT. • Anna Local Schools tested 84 students on reading, mathematics, writing and science. Out of those students, 93 percent passed the mathematics portion, and 91 percent passed reading, writing and science. There were 83 students who took the social studies test, and 88 percent passed that portion. • In Botkins, there were 47 students who took the

test, and 96 percent of the students passed the mathematics portion, 94 percent passed reading and social studies, and 92 percent passed writing and science. • In Fort Loramie, there were 60 students who took all five portions of the test. Ninety-eight percent of the students passed the mathematics portion, 97 percent passed social studies, 95 percent passed reading and science, and 93 percent passed the writing portion of the test. • Out of the 82 students who took the test from Hardin-Houston Local Schools, 90 percent passed the reading portion, 92 percent passed the mathematics portion, 87 percent passed writing, and 83 percent passed science. There were 83 students who took the social studies portion, and 80 percent passed that portion of the test. • There were 34 students at Jackson Center Local School District who took all five parts of the OGT, and 88 percent passed the social studies and the writing portions of the test, 82 percent passed the reading portion, and 79 percent passed the science and mathematics portions of the test. • Riverside Local School District tested 34 students. Eighty-five percent of students passed the reading,

mathematics, writing and social studies tests, and 79 percent passed the science portion of the test. • Forty-seven students at Russia Local Schools were tested on all five portions of the OGT. Ninety-eight percent passed the writing portion, 93 percent passed mathematics and social studies, 91 percent passed the reading portion, and 87 percent passed the science portion. • For Sidney City Schools, there were 237 students who took all five parts of the OGT. In reading and science, there were 245 students who completed the test with 81 percent passing the reading portion, and 70 percent passing science. There were 249 students who took the mathematics and social studies portions, and 74 percent passed both sections. There were 246 students who completed the writing portion, and 81 percent passed that section. • At Versailles Exempted Village School District, there were 105 students who took the exam. Ninetyeight percent of the students passed the mathematics portion, 96 percent passed the writing portion, 94 percent passed science and reading, and 93 percent passed the social studies portion of the test.

Fairlawn High School students to use iPads in coming school year BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER jbumgarner@sdnccg.com Students in Fairlawn Local Schools will have a new school supply this year. Along with their textbooks students will also have an iPad. The school district is beginning a new program that will allow students to use iPads during the school day. This program will be offered to students in grades 9 to 12 this coming school year. According to Fairlawn principal Jo DeMotte, the district has gotten favorable feedback about the program. “Students are excited about the opportunity to advance their technological skills and enhance their learning,” said DeMotte. “Parents who have explored the learning opportunities are very positive and look forward to the program beginning.” This program was designed to achieve several specific goals that include increasing student access to content, increasing collaboration between students and teachers, creating individualized learning experi-

ences, increasing student engagement, fostering critical thinking skills and preparing students for the 21st century. The program is being funded through the general fund, and the district also received additional grant money through the Peer Assisted Review grant, the Assistive Technology grant and the AVID grant to support the program. The district decided to implement the program after they saw the benefits at another school. “A team of staff members visited Defiance High School who has already implemented a one to one iPad program,” said DeMotte. “The team saw many benefits educationally for our students. From there through discussions with the Fairlawn Board of Education, it was decided that this was the most appropriate educational tool currently on the market and that it offers the most versatility for use in the classroom.” The iPad program will also benefit younger students as Fairlawn will incorporate mobile iPad carts

for lower grade level classrooms. With this new technology, teachers will be attending staff development during the summer and throughout the school year. There are different options for students to participate in the program. All students in grades 9 to 12 will participate. Students who own their own iPad will be allowed to use it during the school day, and the district is also allowing students to purchase an iPad 2 for $380 and a cover for an additional $45. The final payment is due Aug. 15 for an iPad purchased through the district. The advantages for students who own their own iPad will be they can put their own applications on the device and have unlimited access to it. Students with their own device will need to use a school filter during school and will still need to sign the acceptable use and other required forms. Students can also use a school-owned iPad 2 and pay a maintenance fee of $125. The fee must be paid by Aug. 15. For students who use this option, they will have unlimited access

to the device but will not be allowed to put personal applications on it. The iPads will be issued on Aug. 15 or by the first day of school. It depends on when the parent agreement is signed. The final option for students is to use the iPad only during the school hours. These students will not be charged a maintenance fee, but the iPad will picked up in the morning and turned in at the end of each day. By having several options the district hopes this new program will help increase communication with parents. “Twenty-four hour, sevenday-a-week access and digital communication with parents were two of the main reasons to start the program as well,” said DeMotte. “Current applications and software were two more reasons we went with iPads.” Parent and student required meetings are being held on Aug. 15, in the school cafeteria at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Every student and parent in grades 9 to 12 must attend in order to sign documents for the program.

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SIDNEY 1105 N Main (in alley behind house) Friday and Saturday 8-4. MULTI-FAMILY SALE!!! Wizard-of-Oz and other collectibles, grill, lawn equipment, exercise bike, Ab lounger, craft supplies, lots of odds and ends.

SIDNEY, 834-882 Countryside, Friday, Saturday 9am-? Clothing (infantadult), wood carvings, baseball cards, sewing machine, goose clothes, Green Machine bush trimmer, juke box, knick knacks, electronics, movies, household items, office, lots of miscellaneous!

SIDNEY 106 Ruth. Saturday July 14th 9-4. BACKYARD SALE! V-tech, girls clothes size 14, puzzles, books, toys, Care Bear collection, many other items.

SIDNEY 1254 Turner Drive. Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-12. Boyd's bears, Cabbage Patch dolls, baby swing, vases, food processor, bedding, George Foreman grill, crock pot, metal detector, back massager, books, name brand purses& clothing, household miscellaneous.

SIDNEY, 1813 Shawnee (off Vandemark) Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-2pm, Collectibles, Beanie Babies, Buddies, Harry Potter, Angels, years of Christmas decorations/ tree, knick knacks, clothes, shoes, purses, books, dishes, crib/ mattress, shop vacuum, Something for everyone!

SIDNEY, 18840 State Route 47 East, Saturday only! 8am-3pm, Go Cart, TV/DVD combo, Danica Patrick signed mini helmet, girls 20" bike, boys clothes size 12-16, lawn mower, power tools, helmets, and much much more!

N 2nd St, N 3rd St, Apple Ave, Cherry Ln, W Main St, W North St, N Pike St, W Walnut St

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS, Machinists, Mig Welders/ Fabricators, Assemblers, Construction, foundry workers, Forklift Operators and General labor. Valid DL & HSD/ GED required, pass background check. BarryStaff (937)726-6909 or (937)381-0058 EOE

If interested, please contact: Jason at 937-498-5934 If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with your name, address, phone number and SDN number that you are interested in.

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HOUSTON 6166 Houston Rd., Thursday 3pm-8pm, Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday, Sunday 8am-3pm, EVERYTHING For BABY! boys 0-3T, girls 0-4T, toys, Little Tikes items, toddler beds, stainless patio sink, desks, bakers rack, furniture, movies, video games/ console, household, much more!

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PIQUA, 8527 North County Road 25A, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-6pm. Multi family for SLC youth group, Holiday, crafts, household, furniture, antiques, shoes, clothes, toys, electronics, old records, vhs, books, knick knacks & more!!!

PIQUA, 9101 North Spiker Road, Thursday and Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-2pm, BAKING AND BASEMENT SALE!! corning ware, bake ware, cooking and baking utensils, small kitchen appliances, draperies, Christmas decorations, women's clothing and shoes, some baby girl clothes (0-3months), and much more!

SIDNEY, 1830 Riverside Dr. Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-1. 5 PEOPLE AND A GARAGE!!! AVON, Vera Bradley, QVC Temptations, Pampered Chef, puzzles, scrubs, plus size clothes, sewing machine with cabinet, books and lots of miscellaneous.

SIDNEY, 8971 HardinWapak Road (47 West, right on Hardin-Wapak), Thursday and Friday, 8am-2pm. Toys, books, movies, booster seat, kids camp chairs, Dora kitchen. Large selection of 4T/5T boys, 4T-10 girls all seasons, some new with tags, name brand, kids shoes size 11-2. TROY 3110 East State Route 41 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday noon-4pm Sale by Gayle, fabulous sale! 28 room mansion, antiques, china, crystal, silver, furniture, pool table, patio, and so much more. www.perkinsinteriors.com

TROY 1083 Linwood Drive, July 11th, 12th, 13th, 9am-4pm. Sewing machine, sewing material, books, bikes, oak table and chairs, truck toolbox, and lots of miscellaneous.

SIDNEY 310 New Street. Saturday Only! 8am-2pm. Womens, mens, childrens clothes, Loft bed frame, bikes, washer, baby items, childrens toys, kitchen items, lots of miscellaneous, Too much to list!!!!

TROY 1763 Old Staunton Rd. Friday and Saturday July 13th and 14th also 20th and 21st. Fridays 8-6, Saturdays 804. HUGE MOVING SALE!!!! Christmas decorations boxed to decorate whole tree, A-Beka books flashcard lessons, Tupperware, Pyrex kitchen utensils, small appliances, easel, bulletin board displays, Vera Bradley, angels and other figurines, medical scrubs, gift wrapping, bags ribbons and bows, Wilton cake pans and supplies, Home and Garden tools, clean mens and womens clothes and shoes, and new items each week!

SIDNEY, 505 Urban Avenue, July 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 9am-4pm, Back to school?, Start Housekeeping?, Celebrating?, WE HAVE IT ALL!!, Multi Family! Dishes, sports equipment, guns, holiday items, Stuff Stuff, Stuff, Something for everyone!!

VERSAILLES K of C Hall. Wednesday July 11th 5-8, July 12th 9-8, July 13th 9-7. DARKE COUNTY RIGHT TO LIFE COMMUNITY SALE!!! Friday all day will be $3 per bag of clothing and half price miscellaneous.

SIDNEY 237 Ironwood Dr.. Friday and Saturday 8-? Women's clothes XS, S, M brand names: Abercrombie, Hollister, Victorias Secret. Mens clothing, S, M, XL, Affliction, Reinetee, Hurley. House items, lots of purses; brand names Dooney and Burke, Vera Bradley, Kathy Van Zeeland, etc. All in great condition!

SIDNEY 411 E Pinehurst. Thursday 1-6, Friday 9-4, Saturday 9-12. MOVING SALE!!! Furniture, household items, clothing, pictures. Different items added daily.

TROY, 178 Finsbury Lane Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-5pm Jewelry, antiques, glassware, vases, quilt craft material, batting, lamps, chandeliers, camping equipment, tools, golf clubs, and much more


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Power sunroof, seats etc leather, Chrome wheels, Blue, 170,000 miles. Car is ready to go! $3200 OBO (937)726-0273

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Jerry’s Small Engine Service

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Brand new facility in Sidney/Anna area. Ready to take care of your pets while you take some time for yourself.

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Area Energy & Electric, Inc., a leading electrical and mechanical contractor located in Sidney, OH is looking for an Accounting/ Administrative Assistant. Candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to perform a wide variety of accounting, administrative, and purchasing roles. Individual must be able to communicate in a friendly and professional manner. Candidate must have strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office, the ability to create spreadsheets, compose correspondence, manage databases, and create presentations and reports. Experience in handling an integrated telephone system is also required. Send resume to: HR Recruiter 2001 Commerce Dr Sidney OH 45365

-APPLY WITHIN2080 Michigan Street Sidney, OH No phone calls please

Class A CDL Driver Wanted Good Driving Record Required! $0.35 a mile and Home on Weekends! Fax Resumes to 937-615-9842 or e-mail hzwiebelsrc@gmail.com

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MEDLAB has a position for a PT Phlebotomist in the Sidney/Versailles OH area. Applicant must have reliable transportation and 6 months of experience. Apply www.medlabcareers.com

PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

YMCA Child Development Center

25 hours per week, 12:30pm-5:30pm, Monday through Friday. At least 21 years of age, strong customer service, computer skills and ability to multi-task. Call: (937)498-2273, extension 217 or 221 Or apply at: Sidney Shelby County YMCA

2-3 BEDROOM, upstairs apartment, off street parking, stove, refrigerator, $450 plus deposit, (937)489-9921 ASK ABOUT OUR MOVE IN SPECIAL

1, 2 & 3 bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages. (937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts. www.1troy.com

Please visit our website at www.starleasing.com for an application.

INSIDE CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Send resume to: Jobs PO Box 101 Minster, OH 45865

2 BEDROOM SPECIAL, Michigan Street. Sidney, appliances, washer/ dryer hook-up, NO PETS. (937)638-0235

Previous experience working on semi-trailers is a PLUS.

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

Benefits include paid vacation, health insurance, 401K.

2 BEDROOM half double, smoke free, all appliances, lawncare, No pets! $550. 2417 Collins (937)726-7276.

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

Full time position also includes: clerical duties, high paced work environment, computer skills needed.

1 BEDROOM, Port Jefferson, all appliances included, most utilities paid, $385 monthly, plus deposit, (937)489-9921

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

Star Leasing is an equal opportunity employer.

STEEL HAULER NEEDED: Class A CDL required. Must be 25 years of age, flatbed experience required. Home most weekends. Call 567-674-3339.

(937)498-4747 www.1troy.com

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

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

Ziegler Brothers Tool and Machine Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM 13790 Infirmary Rd., Wapakoneta, OH CNC vertical machining centers, CNC vertical mill, vertical mills, lathes, rotary surface grinder, hand feed surface grinders, automatic surface grinder, cylindrical grinder, horizontal boring mill, power squaring shear, power press brake, ironworker, hydraulic shop press, hydraulic broach, plasma cutter, welders, welding positioner, vertical band saw, horizontal mill, radial drill, CNC 4th axis indexers, drill presses, miscellaneous machinery, straight truck, tooling, accessories & misc. shop items, steel

Thompson Auctioneers, Inc. www.thompsonauctioneers.com Ohio License 63199566109

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

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

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

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

Attorney Marty Beyer (0060078) SEBALY SHILLITO & DYER A Legal Professional Association 1900 Kettering Tower 40 North Main Street Dayton, OH 45423-1013 mbeyer@ssdlaw.com Telephone: (937) 222-2500 2295087

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

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

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

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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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 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 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 Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio

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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,

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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 25th day of July, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. the following described real estate: SITUATE IN THE CITY OF SIDNELY, COUNTY OF SHELBY, AND STATE OF OHIO AND BEING LOT NO, FOUR THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE (4125) IN THE NORTHWOOD VILLAGE SECTION 6 SUBDIVISION AS SHOWN ON PLAT. THEREFORE FILED FOR RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE SHELBY COUNTY RECORDER ON FEBRUARY 28, 1972, AS INSTRUMENT NO 79282 AND RECORDED IN PLAT VOLUME 8, PAGE 38. SAID CONVEYANCE IS SUBJECT TO THE CONVENANTS AND EASEMENTS AS SET FORTH AND DISCLOSED ON SAID PLAT. BEIN LOCATED A THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: 431 APOLLO DRIVE, SIDNEY, OH 45365 Parcel Number(s): 01-18-24-279-004 Prior Deed Info: Quit Claim Deed, Book 1819, Page 199 filed 6/1/2011 Said premises also known as 431 Apollo Dr, Sidney OH 45365-1515 PPN: 01-18-24-279-004 Appraised at: $85,000.00 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. 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 2295091

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COURT OF COMMON PLEAS SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO LEGAL NOTICE IN SUIT FOR FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGE CASE NO.: 12CV000095 JUDGE: JAMES STEVENSON U.S. Bank National Association, Plaintiff vs. Martha A. Flaute aka Martha Flaute, Defendants 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 attyemail@lsrlaw.com 2297366

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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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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: dhaessig@reimerlaw.com July 4, 11, 18 2296619 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 2296087

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: dhaessig@reimerlaw.com June 27, July 4, 11 2293035

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: sciupak@reimerlaw.com June 27, July 4, 11 2293032

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. 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

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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. Parcel No: 09-0528403.003 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 353 Page 279 Said Premises Located at 404 Tamala Avenue, Anna, OH 45302 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 John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Bethany L. Suttinger Attorney 2292515

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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 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. 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 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 John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Pamela A. Fehring Attorney 2292516

June 27, July 4, 11

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

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

KITTENS: free one purrfect black male, two gray loving female (lap sitters). Born April 19th, (937)497-9373 KITTENS, free to good home, (937)726-6477.

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. POODLES, Miniature, Multi-Poos, Morkies, Shichons, Non shedding, make good little house pets, (419)925-4339

PUPPIES, 3/4 poodle, 1/4 Jack Russell pups. Nonshedding, small & very loving pups. 1st shots and wormed. One female and one male. Will make great pets, $200, (419)236-8749. PUPPIES, Black Lab mix 8 weeks old, female, have 1st shots, excellent with children, $50.00 (937)367-1313

RAT TERRIER PUPS, 3 males, have shots and wormed. Ready to go. $150, (419)236-8749. POOL TABLE, 3/4" slate, $500.00, (937)418-8727

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

1997 HONDA Civic EX, 4 door sedan, automatic 4 cylinder, 237,000 miles, new brakes, tires, A/C, sunroof, remote start, trailer hitch, $3,500, (937)789-8473 WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, Ricon electric, hydraulic for full size van, used, asking $450 OBO (937) 216-2771 1984 WILDERNESS, by Fleetwood, 24 foot, Good condition, new fridge, A/C, everything works, asking $3000, (937)726-5348 1983 KAWASAKI, 440 runs good, $500.00 (937)418-8727 2008 FORD F150, Super crew cab, all power, back up camera, bedliner, sliding rollback cover, $17,000 obo, (937)498-0054, (937)726-6534

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