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Afghans fear future KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Asadullah Ramin has lost all hope in his homeland — he’s so worried about what will happen when U.S. and international troops leave that he’s ready to pay a smuggler to whisk his family out of Afghanistan. It would cost the 50-year-

old, self-employed electronics engineer tens of thousands of dollars to leave his middleclass life in the Afghan capital and start a new chapter with his wife and their three daughters. He has done OK in recent years, even getting contracts from the foreign forces, and he has warm memories of

Kabul from his teens — before Soviet forces invaded the nation. But he wouldn’t hesitate for a moment. He already paid to have his two sons smuggled to a European county he won’t disclose. “If I could go in the next hour, I would leave everything

— the house, my shop,” Ramin said, tears welling in his eyes as he spoke in his dusty workshop. “I have no hope, no hope,” he said, opening his palms as if pleading to be understood. The United States and its allies have tried to reassure See AFGHANS/Page 5A

Russia has new officials • Residents of the Village of Russia have two new municipal officials coming on board. In gact, new Village Administrator Rick Simon began his duties two weeks ago. Police Chief Matthew Stobbe will assume his duties Aug. 13. 9A

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Gerald Holthaus

INDEX Amish Cook........................6A City, County records ...........2A Classified.........................1-4B Comics .............................15A Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope........................15A Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................5A Opinion ...............................8A Obituaries ...........................3A Russia/Houston ..................9A Sports .........................17-19A State news..........................4A ’Tween 12 and 20.............10A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ..16A

TODAY’S THOUGHT “Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.” — Alexander Woollcott, American critic (1887-1943) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5A.

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Commissioners receive demolition funds During their meeting Thursday, Shelby County Commissioners appropriated $10,000 into Residential Refund — Private Pay for Fair Haven Shelby County Home and released $16,000 to the Emergency Management Agency for the third quarter. County bills totaling $448,477.73 were approved for payment and $26,565.73 in county Then and Now pay-

ments was approved. On Tuesday, the commissioners entered into a Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program agreement with the Ohio Attorney General’s office for demolition of vacant abandoned or blighted residential homes throughout Shelby County. A total of $254,065 has been allocated. The board voted not to allow the va-

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BY KATHY LEESE The Shelby County Board of Elections met recently and discussed issues for the upcoming special election and discussed plans for provisional voting for both the August and November elections. Board of Elections Director Dawn Billing told the board that a poll worker has concern about the fact there is need

for air conditioning at the Shelby County Fairgrounds polling location during the special election Tuesday. The Blue Building does not have air conditioning. Billing told board members she spoke with Chris Roediger, the fairgrounds caretaker, and he told her he had several fans that could be used on Election Day. The board discussed the possibility of using portable air

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conditioners and Billing was asked to contact Vandalia Rental to see if it has portable units available. The fairgrounds is the only polling location that is not air conditioned. Board member Jim Thompson suggested that the board should furnish bottled water for fairground poll workers. Thompson made a motion to purchase up to 100 bottles of

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MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Thursday, Judge Duane Goettemiller ordered Ryan B. Fahnestock, 24, 2464 Cisco Road, held for action of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court on felony charges of theft and drug abuse. Bonds of $5,000 and $2,500 were continued, • Roger Morrow, 59, 9722 Pasco-Montra Road, was ordered held for action of the county court for his fourth driving while under the influence offense within six years. • Mark A Bogan, 48, 827 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. K, was sentenced to 30 days in jail, $25 for contempt of court and five days previously imposed for contempt of court in a theft case. In Municipal Court Wednesday afternoon, Goettemoeller fined Brett A. Copeland, 21, 429 Riverside Drive $75 and costs on a drug abuse charge. A drug paraphernalia charge was dismissed at the request of the law director. He was also fined $20 and costs for a seatbelt violation. • Vaoita Aumua, 39, 210 Hall Ave., was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail on a theft charge that was amended to attempted theft. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs and restitution of $68.50 are paid in full. • Johnny A. Coleman, 27, 832 Mount Vernon Place, was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 14 days in jail, with credit for two days served on a disorderly conduct charge. Jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Shannon L. Pressley, 39, at large, was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 61 days in jail with credit for one day served, on a criminal damaging charge. She will be permitted to complete 60 hours of community service in lieu of 15 days jail and be evaluated for drug and alcohol abuse in lieu of 15 days jail. If fines and costs and restitution of $125 are paid in full, 30 days jail may be reconsidered. • Xavier Foy Jr., 23, 660 W. Parkwood St., was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 60 days in jail on an assault charge that was amended to attempted assault. The court suspended 15 days of the sentence and he

will be permitted to complete 60 hours of community service in lieu of 15 days jail. He will also be permitted to complete an anger/rage program in lieu of 15 days jail. If fines and costs and restitution of $40 are paid in full, the balance of the jail time may be reconsidered. • Philip B. Moser, 28, 1346 Constitution Ave., was fined $200 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail for a drug paraphernalia offense. He will be permitted to complete 40 hours of community service in lieu of 10 days jail and continue and complete counseling in lieu of 10 days jail. If fines and costs are paid in full, the balance of the sentence may be reconsidered.. • Jennifer L. Ross, 33, 627 N. Main Ave., was fined $25 and costs for contempt of court in a driving while under restrictions case. Court fines These people recently paid fines and costs totaling $135 (unless noted) on a variety of charges. Beth M. Poeppelman, 20, 8539 Fort LoramieSwanders Road, Anna, underage consumption of alcohol, $155. Zachery T. Hubble, 30, 6811 Mill St., disorderly conduct, $136. Elizabeth A. Cook, 22, 18361 State Route 29, New Knoxville, speeding. Kelly J. Heitkamp, 36, 129 S. Hanover St., Minster, seatbelt, $116. John K. Wilcox, 27, 424 S. West Ave., speeding. Ryan R. Rosenkamp, 23, 410 E. Front St., Apt. A, New Bremen, speeding. Kelly R. Hicks, 36, 2555 Fair Road, speeding. Phillip L. Wise, 43, 817 Spruce Ave., speeding. Angela K. Terpstra, 40, 107 Dicke Drive, New Bremen, speeding. Jason R. Bensman, 28, 1038 N. Miami Ave., seatbelt, $116. Dwight A. McNeal, 37, 623 Linden Ave., speeding. Joseph H. Imwalle, 41, 75 Dogwood, Fort Loramie, speeding. Elias A. Quezada, 71, 5776 Johnston-Slagle Road, seatbelt, $106. Yvonne M. Lane, 33, 6670 Pale4stine St., Pemberton, speeding. David T. Freytag, 18, 11 Knollwood Lane, speeding. Daniel J. Schmiesing, 58, 250 Monterey Drive, Fort Loramie, speeding. Derek J. Aikin, 18,


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Police log WEDNESDAY -3:14 a.m.: OVI. Sidney Police charged Mark Anthony Bogan, 48, no address given, with driving while under the influence, driving while under suspension, drug abuse and contempt of court following a traffic stop at Countryside Lane and Fourth Avenue. TUESDAY -8:12 p.m.: theft. Jacob T. Grimes, 616 S. Main Ave., reported vehicle parts, transmissions and gear boxes were stolen from the bed of his truck parked at the rear of his residence. Police said the metal items may have been taken for scrap. -2:45 p.m.: breaking and entering. Brent K. Driver, 2224 N. Main Ave., reported copper wire had been stolen from his vacant house at 127 Pike St. -1:17 p.m.: arrest. Police charged Jeffery Epley. 37, 632 Second Ave., with the theft of a television set valued at $248 from Walmart. -12:06 p.m.: indictment. Police arrested Jill Elliot, 27, no address given, on a Shelby County Common Pleas Court indictment. -12:14 a.m.: criminal damaging. Police charged two 16-year-old boys with criminal damaging and delinquency for causing damage to brick mailboxes on Hoewisher Road.

Fire, rescue THURSDAY -07:57 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to a medical call in the 700 block of East Court Street.


WEDNESDAY -10:47 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 1400 block of Langdon Drive for a medical call. -8:21 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 2500 block of North Kuther Road. -6:45 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 400 block of North Main Avenue for a medical call. -4:17 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 500 block of South Miami Avenue for a medical call. -3:16 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 1900 block of Fair Road for a medical call. -3:03 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1800 block of Fair Oaks Drive for a medical call. -11:43 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 2500 block of North Kuther Road. -11:02 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 2500 block of North Kuther Road for a medical call.

Accident Sidney Police charged Joyce Tyler, 17, 711 Campbell Road, with a stop sign violation following an accident shortly before 3:45 p.m. Tuesday on Highland Avenue at Michigan Street. Police said she had stopped her vehicle for construction signs in the roadway, then proceeded from the stop sign, striking a vehicle traveling on Michigan Street operated by Karen Fogt, 36, 726 Lynn St. There was nonfunctional damage to both vehicles.


Sheriff’s log THURSDAY -12:06 p.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to a medical call in the 12000 block of Thelma Drive in McLean Township.

Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -5:12 p.m.: fire. Rosewood Fire Department responded to a nuisance burn in the 21000 block

of Tawawa Road in Clinton Township. -9:12 p.m.: medical. Perry-Port-Salem Rescue Squad responded to a medical call in the 21700 block of LeFevre Road in Salem Township. -1:53 p.m.: larceny. A deputy responded to a reported air conditioner theft at 5600 FesslerBuxton Road in Loramie Township. -3:15 p.m.: accident. A pedestrian was hit by a car in the 1900 block of Fair Road.

CORRECTION ANNA — The Anna Birthday Bash on Saturday celebrating the Anna Community Park’s 40th birthday will have chicken dinners available only by presale and all tickets have already been sold, according to Anna Fire Chief Tim Bender. However, there will be food available from the Anna Historical Society, including sandwiches, potato chips, ice cream, cake and soft drinks. Food will be served be-

ginning at 5 p.m. For an earlier story, incorrect information regarding the chicken dinners was provided to the Sidney Daily News by organizers of the event. The Anna Birthday Bash will begin at 3 p.m. and will end at 10 p.m. with fireworks if the weather permits. A full story on the event appeared in Thursday’s Sidney Daily News on the Anna/Botkins page on Page 1B.

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Gerald Holthaus FORT LORAMIE — Gerald Holthaus, 61, of Fort Loramie died Aug. 2, 2012. Arrangements are pending at Gehret Funeral Home.


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In Shelby County Common Pleas Court r e c e n t l y, Terry J. Brown, 39, 3 1 0 Wilkinson Ave., entered a plea of not guilty to one count of theft, a Kirtley fourth-degree felony. He is accused of using Philllip P. Brown’s American Express credit card account without consent and making unauthorized charges of more than $7,500. He was released on his own recognizance. Georgina M. Kirtley, 43, 204 W. South St., entered a plea of not guilty on two counts of possession of criminal tools, fifth-degree felonies. She is accused of being in possession of digital scales used for weighing heroin and syringes used for injecting heroin. She was released on her own recognizance. Brandy Kay Lucas, 25, no address listed, pleaded not guilty to charges of trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, and two counts of permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony. She is accused of selling heroin to an confidential informant in the vicinity of a juvenile and permitting Lucas Schutte to sell heroin at her residence. She was released on her own recognizance. Amber R. Hartman, 25, 620 County Road 25, Marysville, pleaded not guilty to possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools, both felonies of the fifth degree. Her bond was continued. She is accused of using heroin and being in possession of three syringes used to inject heroin.

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Whitney Nicole Main, 20, 63 Eastview, Apt. 2, Fort Loramie, appeared without counsel and stood mute, so the court entered a plea of not guilty on one count of possession of drugs, one count of abusing harmful intoxicants and two counts of possession of criminal tools, all fifth-degree felonies. Her bond was continued. She is accused of being in possession of heroin, two syringes, two cans of Ultra Duster Industrial Strength and a gelatin capsule. Roger L. Morrow, 59, 9722 Pasco Montra Road, pleaded not guilty to operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, a fourth-degree felony. He has five previous convictions for the offense, since the year 2000. He was released on his own recognizance. Babacar Diakite, 33, 740 Chestnut Ave., pleaded not guilty to one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony. He is accused of striking his wife, Krista Diakite, about the head and face causing her to suffer a broken nose and broken cheekbone. Bond was continued and no contact with the victim was ordered. Danny N. Price, 31, 8049 Woods Creek Court, Louisville, Ky., pleaded not guilty to one count of theft, a felony of the fourth degree. He is accused of accepting payment of $9,000 from Susan Ware for asphalting a 170-foot



by 10-foot driveway. Bond was set at $2,500. Charles L. Hayes, 23, 1528 Woodland Ave., Toledo, pleaded not guilty to one count of having a weapon while under disability, a thirddegree felony. Hayes is accused of having a .38caliber Cobra 38 hidden under the dashboard in the passenger compartment of his 2006 Dodge Charger, having been previously convicted of trafficking in drugs in Lucas County. Bond was set at $5,000. Lucas Schutte, 31, no address listed, pleaded not guilty to four counts of trafficking in drugs, fifth-degree felonies. He

all new poll workers should be trained at a different time than experienced poll workers. New poll workers will get letters regarding training sessions and dates for training. Those letters will be sent out as soon as possible so they can reserve that date. Billing told the board that the elections board received an email from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to announce that Shelby County will be receiving money to help offset the cost of poll worker training for November. Billing does not know if the money is from Help America Vote Act (HAVA) funds and does not know how the money will be accounted for. Shelby County will receive $3,179.67 in HAVA money. Billing will be working with the Shelby County Auditor’s office to make sure the money is placed in the correct line item once the money has arrived. The HAVA money is not the same funding as the online poll worker training funds from HAVA that are paid directly to poll workers when they complete training. Gibbs asked if someone from the Secretary of State’s office might be willing to help with poll worker training. Billing will check and see if they can do that. Board of Elections Assistant Director Phil Warnecke suggested that the board ask one of the experienced presiding judges to help with poll worker training during the day. The elections




is accused of selling heroin to a confidential informant on multiple occasions. Bond was set at $2,500. Krista Plunkett, 24, Folkerth Ave., 632 pleaded not guilty to a count of drug possession, a fifth-degree felony, accused of possessing heroin. Bond was set at $5,000.

July was one hot month Following a first day 1.46-inch rain event, the month of July in Sidney and Shelby County logged 15 consecutive days without rainfall, damaging grain crops at a most crucial time in their development. The string of hot, dry days finally ended July 18 with a 0.81-inch rainfall followed by a .039 event the next day. The month’s best rain event, measuring 1.53 inches, fell July 24, temporarily breaking the heat wave. The National Weather Service in Wilmington says the month was the fourth hottest July ever recorded in the Miami Valley. Temperatures were in the high 90s 15 days in July including 98 degree readings July 6 and 7. The month’s lowest temperature was 73 degrees on July 20. Rainfall somehow managed to total 4.77 inches for the month’s 31 days, bringing year to date total precipitation to 19.48 inches. Weather information is provided by the Sidney Wastewater treatment plant, official recording station for Shelby County.

ELECTION reasons for provisional voting have not changed. Board member Merrill Asher suggested that the board have a policy for situations in which a voter is directed to a precinct by a poll worker but is still offered a provisional ballot because they are not listed as eligible to vote in the precinct. Asher recommended that the policy require the presiding judge call the Board of Elections and verify the proper precinct before issuing a provisional ballot in the multiprecinct locations. Billing and Board Chairman Chris Gibbs will work on a policy and return it to the board members for their consideration. There are nine locations with multiprecincts. The policy will eliminate any doubt if a voter has been directed to the proper precinct. Board member Jon Baker asked if the board has meetings with presiding judges following elections regarding problems or concerns from the election. Billing stated that one roundtable was held in the past, but she said, most presiding judges voice concerns on election night, the following day or in notes. Baker was also concerned about the processing of absentee ballots for the November election. Billing said that Board of Election staff members would start to process absentee ballots 10 days ahead as directed by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Asher said he thinks


From Page 1 board staff would help with evening training. The board discussed the latest Elections Bulletin from the Secretary of State that suggests that Ohio elections board should have extra toner for all printers, copiers and fax machines. Billing is looking for someone to service the ballot-on-demand (BOD) printer and suggested a Dayton company. There is currently no service contract on the BOD printer. Asher asked if the Perry Corp. in Lima would be able to service either printer. Billing will check on that and let the board know. Baker asked if there is a backup printer for the BOD ballots. Baker said the board should assume that the BOD printer will go down on Election Day and plan for what they will do if they need a backup printer. The elections board staff will research the issue and let the board know what they find out at the August meeting. Warnecke will check on information regarding a new printer or repairing the old printer. Billing discussed with the board the possible cost of a postage meter for the elections board office. She spoke with the Sidney post office regarding getting mail delivery earlier in the day once absentee voting starts for the November election. Billing also suggested that the board could get a post office box for three months so the board staff could pick up mail

on a regular basis. Billing will follow up with the post office after the countywide election in August. Another option is for the board staff to go to the Shelby County Commissioner’s office to process mailing labels in advance for the absentee ballots that are anticipated the next day, including when the commissioner’s office is closed. Baker suggested buying stamps as a backup plan. Billing told the board that an additional computer work station could be added to the office at no charge by using existing equipment. The work station will be used for temporary board employees to use to enter absentee ballot information. The temporary staff will work flexible hours to process absentee ballot requests. Billing told board members that the Ohio Association of Election Officials were asking for dues to be paid. Dues are the same as last year and cost $668.70. The board approved the payment of the dues. Billing reminded board members about the January conference so they can let her know if they will be able to attend. The board members were reminded of the dates they need to be available for the August election. Those activities and the dates include presiding judge supply pickup, Saturday; polling location setup, Monday; Election Day, Tuesaday; and certification of election, Aug. 20.


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Winning over the undecided voters Tough job for Obama, Romney

Teen accused in high school drug ring MASON (AP) — One of the biggest drug dealers in the Cincinnati area was led into court this week. He looked more like the president of the math club — skinny, pale, bespectacled, dressed in a blue buttoned-down shirt and khakis, and just 17 years old. Three weeks before he was supposed to start his senior year in high school, Pagenstecher Tyler pleaded guilty to drugtrafficking charges in juvenile court after being arrested and accused of playing a major role in a ring that sold as much as $20,000 worth of highgrade marijuana a month to fellow students in and around this well-to-do suburb. “He is his own little czar over this high school scenario,” said John Burke, commander of the Warren County Drug Task Force, adding that he has never seen a more successful teenage drug dealer in his jurisdiction. At his sentencing Sept. 18, Pagenstecher could be ordered held until he turns 21. While some neighbors and fellow students at Mason High School were shocked at the arrest, saying Pagenstecher seemed like an ordinary, easygoing kid who liked skateboarding, riding bikes and hanging out, 17-yearold friend Leslie Philpot said she and plenty of others knew he smoked pot and suspected he sold it, too. “Anyone he was friends with knew,” she said. “He never came out and said, ‘I sell drugs’ but he would say things where you know what he was talking about it. He’d be like, ‘I don’t have a real job. I don’t need one. I have plenty of money.’ Then he’d wink and you

would know.” Pagenstecher took orders from adults who led the drug ring but was in charge of six teenage lieutenants who helped sell the pot, authorities said. They, too, were arrested, as were seven adults, ages 20 to 58, who allegedly grew the weed under artificial lights in a furniture warehouse and two suburban homes. The task force seized more than 600 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $3 million, or $5,000 a pound. Investigators also found $6,000 in cash in Pagenstecher’s bedroom. Pagenstecher and his family denied requests for comment, as did his lawyer. Most of his customers attended Mason High and Kings High, two highly ranked public schools some 20 miles outside Cincinnati with lots of high-achieving, college-bound students from neighborhoods filled with doctors, lawyers and white-collar employees of Procter & Gamble and other major corporations. Burke said Pagenstecher had been dealing drugs since at least 15 and managed to stay under authorities’ radar for a long time by not selling pot at school, but largely out of his home, a two-story, white-brick house on a spacious corner lot where he lived with his single mother and 20-year-old brother. Investigators said they found no evidence Daffney Pagenstecher, a school bus driver, knew what her son was up to. By all accounts, he didn’t throw a lot of money around. He had no fancy car, no fancy clothes, just normal teenage stuff like video games, Burke said.

Cheeseburger patties recalled KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kenosha Beef International Ltd. is recalling nearly 19 tons of frozen bacon-cheeseburger patties because they may contain pieces of gasket material. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the recall Thursday on behalf on the Kenosha company. The USDA says the products being recalled are 2pound cartons containing six patties of Sam’s Choice Fireside Gourmet Black Angus Beef Patties Bacon and Aged Cheddar. They were distributed in Indiana, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. The packages have the establishment number “EST425B” and “best if used by” date code of 120812B. The USDA says Kenosha Beef alerted it to the problem after receiving a consumer complaint. The USDA says there have been no reports of injuries or illnesses. A telephone message left with Kenosha Beef was not immediately returned.

a chance to dissuade him from his inclination toward Obama, Davison said, but the former Massachusetts governor must offer more details about how he would improve the economy. “I’m not seeing anything substantial that Romney has to offer,” said Davison, 40, who lives in politically competitive Loudoun County. “I’m just seeing superficial stuff.” Davison, who studied economics at Colorado State University and weighs his words before speaking, said he puts little campaign stock in monthly employment reports. Elected officials, he said, “can help steer policy. But it’s like the QE2. If you make a change up at the bow, it’s going to take miles and miles to turn it around.” Forty miles south, in the Washington exurb of Manassas, Va., Chuck Neal is no fan of Obama, but Romney hasn’t locked down his vote. TV ads criticizing Romney’s time at the private-equity company Bain Capital have raised questions for Neal, 50, a manager at a busy millworking plant. Romney has a record of “sending business overseas and taking it away from us,” Neal said, reciting a theme from the frequently run ads,

which Romney disputes. “We don’t have a lot of good choices.” Mike McKenna, a Virginia-based Republican researcher who conducts focus groups of undecided voters nationwide, said he’s not surprised by such comments. The barrage of Democratic TV ads attacking Romney’s record at Bain, he said, “has done a lot of damage.” Virginia’s unemployment rate is well below the national average. But Florida’s is not, and the state still suffers from a collapse in housing prices. Despite those differences, undecided voters in south Florida expressed many of the same sentiments as Virginians: a reluctance to read too much into monthly job reports and a hunger for more information about Romney’s business background and economic plans. Win Hoffman, 81, a retired architect from Lauderhill, said he watches the monthly jobs reports but they don’t determine his vote for president. “Neither candidate and neither party really has that much to say, or that much to do, about the economy,” Hoffman said. “Not even the chairman of the Federal Reserve has that much control.”

“We can’t control Greece and Portugal and Italy,” he added. Hoffman, who registers as a Democrat but considers himself an independent, said he is not impressed by the fortune Romney made directing Bain Capital. “Business success is often being in the right place at the right time with the right amount of capital,” he said. “I’m more impressed with the worldly outlook that a presidential candidate can demonstrate to me — absolute sincerity for the welfare of this country and its citizens. And as of this moment, Governor Romney doesn’t project that kind of attitude as much as President Obama does.” Hoffman said he is not personally affected by the economic slump. That’s not the case, however, for Doris Morgan, 58, of Venice, Fla. She was a social worker and administrative assistant before quitting work to care for her aging parents. She is now unable to find work outside of low-paying retail and restaurant jobs. A disillusioned lifelong Democrat who’s thinking of switching her registration to independent, Morgan said, “I’m not happy with either party. I don’t think they represent my voice.”

Watchdog: superintendent improperly lobbied COLUMBUS (AP) — The state watchdog has found that Ohio’s leading education official was on the payroll of a Texas-based standardized testing firm when he lobbied state lawmakers last year on a bill that benefited the company. In a report released Thursday, Inspector General Randall Meyer urged the Ohio Board of Education to consider disciplinary action against Superintendent Stan Heffner. Meyer’s investigation found Heffner already had a signed employment agreement with Princeton, N.J.-based Educational Testing Service’s San Antonio office in May 2011, when he advocated use of the company’s tests in written testimony submitted to an Ohio Senate committee. Heffner was then interim superintendent, later rejecting the ETS job to stay on in the Ohio role permanently. Heffner was the state school

board’s surprise pick for the top job at the Ohio Department of Education last July following a national search, declaring at the time, “A funny thing happened on my way to Texas.” In required post-employment paperwork, Heffner had listed his ETS start date as Aug. 1, 2011. However, the investigation found the agreement was signed that April, before he testified. The inspector general’s probe found that beyond lobbying inappropriately for ETS, Heffner used his state email and cellphone to pursue the Texas job. He also directed his executive secretary at the state Education Department to mail his employment application to ETS, schedule related travel to Texas — as well as to South Dakota, where he pursued a separate position — and later to handle paperwork related to selling his Westerville home and buying a new house in Texas, the report said.

Debe Terhar, who chairs the state school board, said she was disturbed by the investigation’s findings and expects the board to act on Meyer’s request for review at its monthly meeting in September. The 19-member panel selected by a combination of election and appointment oversees him. “Stan Heffner is a dedicated educator who is committed to the education reforms Ohio needs for our children, but in this matter he demonstrated a woeful lack of judgment,” she said in a statement. Heffner issued a public apology after the report was released and said he was willing to accept any punishment the board deemed necessary. “I was wrong and I’m sorry for my lack of judgment,” he said. “I’ve apologized to my staff, my friends and colleagues at the Department, and the Board. I have learned from my mistakes.”

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This undated police photo provided by the Warren County Drug Task Force shows a marijuana growing operation at a warehouse in Blue Ash. Tyler Pagenstecher, 17, pleaded guilty to drug-trafficking charges in juvenile court on Wednesday. Police say he played a major role in a drug ring that sold as much as $20,000 worth of high-grade marijuana a month to fellow students at two high schools. He could be ordered held until he turns 21.

PURCELLVILLE, Va. (AP) — Undecided voters in swing states hold the key to the presidential election, but neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama has an easy recipe for winning them over. Friday’s new jobs report, even if dismal for President incumbent Obama, might do little to help challenger Romney with this group. Undecided voters interviewed this week said they place little importance on such statistics, even though both campaigns mine them for every possible advantage. Instead, these voters want more details about Romney’s economic proposals and Bain Capital record, less bickering between the parties and a greater sense of inspiration and leadership from both candidates. Some of them acknowledge that’s a vague wish list. But with less than a dozen states in play, and polls showing that about 10 percent of the electorate remains undecided, this sliver of hard-to-please Americans could decide the Nov. 6 election. Scott Davison, who works at a bicycle shop in Purcellville, Va., is typical of on-the-fence voters interviewed this week in Virginia, Ohio and Florida. Romney has

NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, Aug. 3, the 216th day of 2012. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Palos, Spain, on a voyage that took him to the present-day Americas. On this date: ■ In 1807, former Vice President Aaron Burr went on trial before a federal court in Richmond, Va., charged with treason. (He was acquitted less than a month later.) ■ In 1914, Germany declared war on France at the onset of World War I. ■ In 1921, baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis refused to reinstate the former Chicago White Sox players implicated in the “Black Sox” scandal, despite their acquittals in a jury trial. ■ In 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the first of his four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics as he took the 100-meter sprint. ■ In 1943, Gen. George S. Patton slapped a private at an army hospital in Sicily, accusing him of cowardice. (Patton was later ordered by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to apologize for this and a second, similar episode.) ■ In 1949, the National Basketball Association was formed as a merger of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League. ■ In 1958, the nuclearpowered submarine USS Nautilus became the first vessel to cross the North Pole underwater. ■ In 1960, the African country of Niger achieved full independence from French rule. ■ In 1966, comedian Lenny Bruce, 40, was found dead in his Los Angeles home. ■ In 1972, the U.S. Senate ratified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union. (The U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the treaty in 2002.) ■ In 1981, U.S. air traffic controllers went on strike, despite a warning from President Ronald Reagan they would be fired, which they were. ■ In 1987, the IranContra congressional hearings ended, with none of the 29 witnesses tying President Ronald Reagan directly to the diversion of arms-sales profits to Nicaraguan rebels.

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Annan quits as peace envoy BEIRUT (AP) — Kofi Annan announced his resignation Thursday as peace envoy to Syria and issued a blistering critique of world powers, bringing to a dramatic end a frustrating sixmonth effort that failed to achieve even a temporary cease-fire as the country plunged into civil war. Annan also had harsh words for the Syrian regime, saying it was clear President Bashar Assad “must leave office.” As the violence escalated on the ground, rebels used a captured tank to shell a military air base near Aleppo — one of the first known uses of heavy weapons by the insurgents. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Annan blamed the Syrian government’s intransigence, the growing militancy of Syrian rebels and a divided Security Council that failed to forcefully back his effort. Since he took on the job, Russia and China have twice used their veto power to block strong Western- and Arabbacked action against President Bashar Assad’s regime. The White House said Annan’s resignation highlighted the failure of Russia and China to support action against Assad and called the regime’s continued violence

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KOFI ANNAN, Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, speaks during a press briefing, at the European headquarters of the United Nations, UN, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday. Annan is stepping down as UN Arab League mediator in the 17-month-old Syria conflict at the end of the month, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Thursday. against its own people “dis- process,” said Annan, a Nobel gusting.” Peace Prize laureate and for“It is impossible for me or mer U.N. secretary general. anyone to compel the Syrian “You have to understand: government and also the op- As an envoy, I can’t want position to take the steps to peace more than the protagobring about the political nists, more than the Security

Council or the international community for that matter.” Annan singled out the regime for blame for the violence. But he also said the opposition’s increasing militarization had contributed to dooming his six-point peace plan, which included a ceasefire and a Syrian-led political process to end the crisis. “The bloodshed continues, most of all because of the Syrian government’s intransigence, and continuing refusal to implement the six-point plan, and also because of the escalating military campaign of the opposition — all of which is compounded by the disunity of the international community,” he said. “At a time when we need — when the Syrian people desperately need action — there continues to be finger-pointing and name-calling in the Security Council.” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he accepted the resignation with deep regret, adding that the search was under way for a successor to Annan, who will stay on until Aug. 31. Diplomacy can succeed only when “the parties to the violence make a firm commitment to dialogue, and when the international community is strongly united in support,” Ban said in a statement.

Obama, Romney trade barbs GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Mitt Romney promised Thursday that his economic program will create 12 million new jobs in the next four years, and likened President Barack Obama to a “dog trying to chase its tail” when it comes to strengthening the sluggish recovery. Firing back instantly, Obama said his rival favors “trickle-down fairy dust” that has failed to fix the economy in the past, and unleashed a new television ad with a scathing summation of Romney’s tax plans: “He pays less. You pay more.” The two men campaigned in battleground states hundreds of miles apart, the incumbent in Florida, his challenger in Colorado, both on a mission to convert undecided voters to their side in a race dominated by the economy and high joblessness. Nor was there any summer lull in the television ad wars. Americans For Prosperity, an independent group that backs Romney, intends to launch a $25 million ad campaign beginning next week, according to officials familiar with the arrangements. The organization was founded by David and Charles Koch, billionaire brothers, and has spent about $15 million in swing states this year on ads attacking Obama. For Romney, the day meant a return to domestic campaigning after a weeklong overseas trip. Aides say he intends to disclose a vice presidential pick before the Republican National Convention opens on Aug. 27 in Tampa, Fla., but the former

Massachusetts governor told reporters: “I’ve got nothing to give you” by way of information on his decision. Instead, he unveiled what aides called Romney’s plan for more jobs and more take-home pay, backed by an eight-page paper arguing that the economic stimulus and other policies backed by Obama “exacerbated the economy’s structural problems and weakened the recovery … At the present rate of job creation, the nation will never return to full employment,” it said, on the eve of the release of the government’s official report on July joblessness. Following the release of Friday’s jobs report, Obama planned to use the backdrop of the White House and surround himself with families who would benefit from the election year middle-class tax cut he’s pushing Congress to adopt. “As dysfunctional as Washington can be, this fight is far from hopeless,” White House senior adviser David Plouffe said in an email. In remarks in Golden, Colo., Romney said his economic policies would lead to creation of 12 million jobs in the four years of his term, if he is elected, and help make North America energy independent, a pledge that aides said included Canada and Mexico as well as the United States. Romney pledged expanded international trade, particularly with Latin America, and vowed to confront China over its own policies. “I’m finally going to sit down with the Chinese and they’re going to understand that if they cheat

there are going to be consequences, because we’re not going to let them walk all over us,” the former Massachusetts governor said. He said he would help small business owners, improve the education system and cut spending to reduce the deficit, but he offered relatively few specifics. Romney previously has said he wants to extend the tax cuts due to expire on Dec. 31 and grant a new 20 percent cut in tax rates, in addition, to stimulate growth. He has also said he will reverse some of Obama’s proposed defense cuts, and simultaneously reduce spending on other programs in a way that deficits would gradually subside. But he so far has refused to identify which existing tax breaks he would curtail to accomplish his goals, and generally avoided naming individual programs he wants to cut or eliminate. In his remarks during the day, Romney said he wants federal education funds that aid the disadvantaged and disabled to be tied to the student rather than flow to school districts, as is now the case. But he did not specify how much he would cut from them to achieve his goal of reducing federal deficits. He also criticized Obama for signing legislation that cut $500 billion from Medicare over a decade. Aides said he would restore the funding, which was reduced as part of the president’s health care bill. But they had no additional details.


Chihuahua finds two lost girls NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — A Chihuahua is being hailed as a hero after authorities say it sniffed out two girls who were lost in a Georgia forest. The girls, ages 5 and 8, disappeared Monday for a couple of hours when they were walking on trails near their neighborhood about 30 miles southwest of Atlanta. As police and firefighters began to search for the girls, neighbor Carvin Young grabbed his 3-year-old Chihuahua and joined the search. Young tells CBS Atlanta the dog, Bell, picked up the girls’ scent and began running until she reached them. Rebecca Parga, the girls’ mother, says her children play with Bell almost every day, and the dog is very familiar with them. The girls, Carlie and Lacey, were scared when they were found but were not hurt.

AFGHANS Afghans that they are not abandoning the country when international combat troops leave by the end of 2014. Donor nations have pledged billions to bankroll Afghan security forces and billions more in development aid. Country after country has signed a long-term partnership pact with Kabul. But the promises have done little to buoy the hopes of Afghans who are in despair about the future of their nation. Among Afghans around the country interviewed by The Associated Press, the worry is pervasive. Many are deeply skeptical that Afghan police and security forces, which the U.S.-led coalition has spent years trying to build, will be able to fight insurgents and militants without American and NATO fighting alongside. Worse-case scenarios that some fear: The Afghan forces could splinter along ethnic line and prompt civil war, the nation could plunge into a deep recession, or the Kabul government — plagued with corruption and still fragile despite efforts to establish its authority — would remain too weak to hold off a Taliban takeover.

From Page 1 Just a 45-minute drive south of Kabul, residents of Wardak province directly feel the tenuousness. The province is a battleground for Afghan and coalition forces trying to squash hotbeds of the Taliban. Residents quickly warn visitors that it’s dangerous just to go past a checkpoint less a kilometer (half-mile) outside the provincial capital, Maidan Shahr. “We don’t know if the government has been successful or not,” 17-year-old Mohammad Ashaq said, chatting inside a tiny pharmacy in the city. “Most people think that after 2014, the government will not exist.” Hanging over the fears is a sense that history could repeat itself. Afghans felt abandoned by the U.S. after 1989, when the Soviet army withdrew from Afghanistan. U.S. support to mujahedeen fighters battling the Soviets dried up quickly and Afghanistan sank into civil war as militias and warlords battled for power, devastating Kabul. That was followed by the rise of the Taliban and years of rule under their repressive regime. In one sign of the lack of con-

fidence, the number of Afghan asylum seekers in 44 industrialized countries went up 34 percent in 2011 over the year before, according to the latest figures issued by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. In 2011, 35,700 Afghans sought asylum, compared to 26,000 the year before. Another sign: the real estate market in Kabul. Broker Mir Ahmad Shah says this is the worst of his seven years selling properties in the capital. No one wants to buy. A piece of land that went for $100,000 last year now is priced as low as $60,000, but even at that cut-rate price buyers aren’t tempted. It’s in part because of increased security worries the past year, but it’s “especially because of the announcement about the coalition leaving,” he said. “I’m not hopeful for the future and it’s not just me,” he said, waving his hand toward small shops across the street where a vendor was selling live chickens. “The shopkeepers, the businessmen — they are all hopeless.” One of his listings is the home of a man selling to move to Canada, he added.

FUNDS From Page 1 thorized and will be opened Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. Job and Family Services was authorized to formally adopt a written plan of procurement standards and acquisitions and the following J&FS contracts for services were approved: Shelby County Clerk of Courts, $28,113.04; Shelby County Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations, $15,417.15; and Shelby County Juvenile Court, $54,233.45. Commissioners also approved an agreement with the County Commissioners Association of Ohio to participate in the Group Retrospective Rating Plan for workers compensation claims. Funds in the amount of $882.63 were appropriated for the Klopfenstein Ditch and $1,934 was released to Victims Services. The meeting included an executive session with Job and Family Services director Tom Bey and Steve Pulfer, assistant director, to discuss personnel employment. No action was taken.


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

Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Port Jefferson, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Maplewood, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

Sunday Afternoon • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Sunday Rifle Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at 1 p.m. Program — one round at five different targets, pays three places. Points awarded to members for end-of-the-year trophy. Open to the public.

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

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

Monday Evening • Minster Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Minster Historical Society Museum, 112 Fourth St., Minster. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Russell Road. • Anna Civic Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Anna Library. New members with new ideas always are welcome.

clothes It is July 30 their and 2012 is were wet and halfway over they had muddy already. A shoes when they happy fifth came home. to birthday Church servn e p h e w ices are set to be Steven, Jacob at Jacob and and Emma’s Emma’s in two Amish son. I find it weeks, so I want hard to believe to help her get Cook he will be starteverything Lovina Eicher She ing school this cleaned. fall. Time misses her two seems to go faster every daughters’ help since year. they are detasseling, It looks like a nice day also. This is a busy time to do laundry. Last week of the year, with the garwe had rain every day den to take care of and Monday through Friday. canning season really The rain gave our lawn a beginning. I told Emma I boost, so the boys will will make fresh freezer finish mowing the grass pickles for her church today. It has been quite lunch. a few weeks since they My cucumbers are had to mow it last. Our doing very well. Our third cutting of hay is green beans are coming cut and we hope to get it along and we have had a in tonight. My husband, few meals with the Joe, thinks we won’t beans and also some red have enough of our own beets. due to the dry summer. Joe likes when I make Hay is very expensive to buttered beets with buy this year because of them. The boys have the drought. been digging up potatoes Daughter Susan and whenever I need some. Verena are still detassel- Although later than ing corn. It is getting to usual, we are getting the end of the detassel- some nice red potatoes. ing season, and they will My squash didn’t come be glad once they are up, but Emma and done. They leave at 6 Jacob’s have been keepa.m. every morning and ing us supplied with work six-day weeks. them. Last week, with the rain, Last week, the boys

pulled all my onions out. I didn’t get a good crop of those but I am thankful for what I did get. Saturday, we assisted Jacob’s with their work. We did take time off to go watch a parade in a nearby town. We butchered their 18 chickens, which did not take us long with everyone helping. After the heads are off I don’t mind doing the rest. Saturday, we had the 18 chickens done in 90 minutes. The children are getting better at knowing what to do. Joe and Jacob are working on the new patio that Jacob and Emma are building behind their house. I don’t think those two minded getting out of butchering Daughters chickens. Elizabeth and Susan’s friends, Timothy and Mose, came and helped us with the butchering too. We appreciated them pitching in to help, as it made the work so much easier for us. This week, Loretta has an appointment two hours away at the children’s hospital. Her braces are hurting her feet and legs, so she doesn’t wear them anymore because of that.

The doctor didn’t recommend more therapy other than what she has to do at home. While going to therapy, they could loosen her muscles, but two days later they would be tightened up again. We want to see what the doctor’s suggestion is to do about the braces and go from there. I will share a recipe I made to use some of the yellow squash Emma gave to us. You can add or take away ingredients to what you prefer: CHICKEN SQUASH CASSEROLE 6 cups aquash, peeled and shredded 2 cups diced, cooked chicken cup onion, 1/2 chopped 1/2 cup green peppers, chopped 2 10.75-ounce cans of cream of mushroom soup 2 cups shredded cheese Seasoning to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a greased 9inch by 13-inch baking pan, layer ingredients with the cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until squash is tender.

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Legion awards scholarships

Tuesday Afternoon

The Sidney American University of Dayton, • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Legion Unit 217 has an- majoring in marketing Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran nounced the winners of and entrepreneurship Church, 120 W. Water St. its grants for 2012. and minoring in operaTuesday Evening The following stu- tional management; and • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group dents each was awarded Jill Theis, of Fort Lofor patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Re- a $500 grant: Jessica ramie, the granddaughgional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Wells, of Sidney, a stu- ter of Jim and Marie Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call dent at Wright State Theis, a student at (419) 227-3361. University, majoring in Wright State Univer• PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Les- science; Kayla McClain, sity, majoring in nursbians and Gays) meets at 6 p.m. in the second floor of Bellville, Ill., grand- ing. board room of the Public Service Building on the daughter of Ann HanTo be eligible for OSU/Rhodes campus, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima. negan, a student at grants, applicants must For more information, call (419) 581-6065, email McKendrea University, be in at least the second majoring in accounting; year of college and they, • Asthma Awareness educational classes will be Ross A. Moore IV, of Sid- their parents or grandheld at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, ney, the grandson of parents must be memSt. Marys, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is not Ross and Aunalee bers of Post, Unit or required and the class is free. For more informa- Moore, a student at the Squadron 217 in Sidney. tion, call Stacy Hilgefort at (419) 394-3335, ext. 2004. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, Dear Heloise: ing jobs. — Bar210 Pomeroy Ave. Recently, you had bara in Iowa • Minster Veterans of Foreign Wars meets for an excellent segBarbara, lunch at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on ment for septichousehold antiSouth Cleveland Street, Minster. A meeting will foltank users in bacterial prodlow the meal. your column. ucts may kill • The Colon Cancer Support Group meets from When we had some of the bac7 to 8 p.m. at the Troy Christian Church, 1440 E. a new septic tank teria in a septic State Route 55, Troy. For more information, contact installed several system, but it the UVMC Cancer Care Center at (937) 440-4820. Hints years ago, the independs on how • The Miami-Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop staller cautioned you use the from Harmony Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene us that excessive NorStreet UMC, 415 W. Greene St. at Caldwell Street. Heloise products. use of household mal daily use in All men interested in singing are welcome and visa n t i b a c t e r i a l Heloise Cruse a household of itors are always welcome. For more information, cleaning prodtwo to three peocall (937) 778-1586 or visit www.melodymenchoucts can “kill” a septic ple probably is all right. tank. Using too much of any • Pleaides Chapter 298 Order of the Eastern There are times when cleaning product that Star meets at the Masonic Temple at the corner of the use of antibacterial kills bacteria is what can Miami Avenue and Poplar Street at 7:30 p.m. cleaning products is de- cause problems in a septic • The Al-Anon Sidney Group, for friends and relsirable. Most often, just system. — Heloise atives of alcoholics, meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at plain soap and water are TRAVEL HINT First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North sufficient for daily cleanDear Heloise: I know Street and Miami Avenue. All are welcome.

TROY — The Miami Valley Music Fest will be Aug. 10-11 at Troy Eagle’s Campgrounds, 2252 Troy-Urbana Road. Gates open at noon Aug. 10 and music will be performed from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Music begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 and runs until 3 a.m. Tickets are $35 for the weekend in advance sale or Saturday only; $45 for the weekend at the gate. Advance tickets are available at Free tent camping is available. RV/camper fees are $20 standard, $50 for a deluxe site with water and electricity. The headliner Aug. 10 will be Signs of Life (The Essence of Pink Floyd). On Aug. 11, Ekoostik Hookah, the Spike-drivers and Mike Perkins share top billing.

Other performers will be Boogie Matrix, Higgins-Madewell, The Skeetones, Aliver Hall, Glostik Willy, Noah Wotherspoon, Demolition Crew, Soul Rebels, Nine False Suns, Blue Moon Soup, SOL, Scott Lee, Grover, Jah Soul, Clark Manson Band, Slight Rebellion, Houndstooth Bindles, Lost on Iddings, Stillwater River Band, Paradijm Shift, and Kris Hanson. Also Tony Herdman, Shank Bone, The Al Holbrook Band, DC Connection, Haunted Palace, Terrapin Moon, Daniel Dye, Groovestone Fusion, Bret Heckerman, Joe and Jack Waters, Tattered Roots, City of Kings, Bootleg, Mark Cantwill, Evan Ray, Suzy, Scotty Bratcher, M87, Bellydancers and Nocturnal Arts.


Antibacterial cleaners can ‘kill’ a septic tank that a lot of people like to wrap their toiletries in plastic bags before putting them in their luggage to contain spills. I cut a small section of plastic wrap, place it over the opening of a container and then screw the lid back on. While the plastic bag is good for containing the spill, I still don’t want to lose my shampoo, face wash, etc. This way has never failed, and it keeps me from having to switch from my brand on trips. — Paulina, via email FRESH FABRIC Dear Heloise: I have a toddler son who loves to pull all the wipes out of the wipe container. I came

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up with a simple solution to save the wipes and still keep him entertained. I kept some containers after they were emptied and filled them with some fabric scraps that I had lying around the house. Now he can “pull” for hours, and he isn’t wasting money. — Kim in Texas BERRY REFRESHING Dear Readers: Want a quick treat? I mix low-fat cottage cheese with some low-fat Greek yogurt, a 50/50 mix. Add in a little artificial sweetener, and pair with berries of your choosing. Easy, light and refreshing. — Heloise

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LOCALIFE Barga new Rotary president The Sidney Rotary Club has elected Deb Barga, of North Star, to be its president for 2012-13. Barga is CEO of AAA Shelby County in Sidney. Club members recently reported that during the past year, the organization awarded four $1,000 scholarships to graduating students from schools in Shelby County; donated 250 smoke alarms to the Sidney Fire Department for distribution to the public; helped to fund and participated in the Miami River Clean Up Project; hosted its annual Christmas party at which Rotarians distribute gifts to area special needs children; and supported financially Big Brothers and Big Sisters and its Daffy Derby, a Haitian orphanage, Sidney Shelby County’s YMCA Community Partners Fund Drive and Veterans to D.C. trips. The club exceeded its goal in donations to the Sidney Rotary Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of Shelby County. The Sidney Rotary Club is always interested in new members. Rotary encourages persons with interest in learning more about the Sidney club to contact Barga at 492-3167 or to visit as a guest at any weekly luncheon, which take place on Mondays at noon at the Sidney Moose Lodge.

United Way awards grants The Shelby County United Way board awarded two special project grants during its meeting July 18. The Alpha Community Center received $2,500 in support of “Life Skills for Young Female Teens,” a new summer project, and the Family and Children First Council was awarded $4,300, its annual allocation. In other business, Dan Freytag, Events & Activities chairman, reported that the Kids Around the Square event was successful. The organization ran out of the helium balloons that were distributed. Marcia Davis, chairwoman of the Marketing Committee, reported that four United Way banners would be displayed at the Shelby County Fair as the United Way is a junior fair sponsor of the week. Davis reported that she would also purchase milk for the organization at the gallon of milk sale. It was also reported that card holders with campaign cards had been purchased and will be distributed to many of the agricultural businesses throughout the county. Bob Parker announced that Doug Stewart was appointed to the Enhanced Giving Committee as the board representative along with Dottie Baker from Emerson Climate Technologies. Reports on two community impact programs were presented by Bob Parker. He stated that counseling for students in the juvenile impact program will be provided by the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio. Amy Simindinger from the Shelby County ESC office will continue to coordinate that program.

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Benefit car show planned Shelby County Relay for Life Cruisin’ for a Cure will host a car show and family fun night Aug. 10 at VanDemark Farm, 2401 S. Vandemark Road, from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will comprise a car show, kid’s fishing derby, putt-putt golf, a driving range, zip lines, refreshments, a corn hole tournament, a petting zoo and a giant swing. Car show and corn hole tournament regis-

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State fair winner Caroline Frieders and her pony, Rusty, placed second in Pleasure Driving Ponies 50 Inches and Under at the Ohio State Fair July 26. She is the daughter of Jack and Kay Frieders, of Quincy.


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Callands celebrate golden date Gerald and Marsha Calland, of Sidney, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 22, 2012, with family and friends at the Houston Community Club during an event hosted by their children. Gerald and the former Marsha Shearer were married July 22, 1962, in the Presbyterian Church in West Liberty. The Rev. Kenneth Grandy performed the service. Kathren Shultz Garver, now of Lima, was the maid of honor. Robert Shaffer, now deceased, was the best man. The Callands have two daughters and sons-inlaw, Kathren and Edward Watkins, of Sidney, and Teresa and Marvin Holscher, of Fort Loramie. They have nine grandchildren: Steven and April Lovett, of Greenville; Jamison and Ashley Lovett, of New Madison; Tim and Kelly Hutchinson, of Sidney; Bradley

Mr. and Mrs. Calland and Aleshya Hutchinson, of Sidney; Andrew and Mitch Holscher, of Fort Loramie; Kristina Burns, of Fort Loramie; Brittany Burns, of Sidney; and Heather Watkins, of Gulfport, Miss. They have five great-grandchildren: Gabriel Hutchinson, of Sidney; Haily Lovett, of New Madison; Ava Sherman, of Sidney; and Allison and Brooklyn Griffin, of Gulfport, Miss. The Callands are members of the Presbyterian Church in Sidney.

Wedding Day 1962 Gerald retired from Compair-Leroi in 2006 after 44 years of service. Marsha retired in 2010 from Upper Valley Medical Center after 25 years of service as a registered nurse. They enjoy riding their motorcycle, eating out, and spoiling their shih tzu, Harley.

Brittany Ann Broughton and Joseph Donald Renner, both of Sidney, were united in marriage June 5, 2012, at 6:45 p.m. in the Veranda Resort on Turks and Caicos Islands. The bridegroom is the son of Charlotte and Dale Renner, of Sidney. The Rev. Sherlok H. Padmore performed the ceremony. The couple honeymooned at the Veranda Resort and reside in Mr. and Mrs. Renner Sidney. The bride earned an associate degree in social services from Edison Community College in Piqua and is a student there in the nursing program. She is employed in Troy by the Upper Valley Medical Center’s Adult Behavioral Health Unit as a mental health technician. The bridegroom is a Houston High School and Upper Valley JVS graduate. He attended Edison Community College. He is a journeyman electrician, employed by Power Solutions Group in Tipp City as a NETA technician. The couple also manage their family farm. The couple were introduced to each other at the Adam Kemp Memorial Car Show by their mutual friend, Tiffany Kemp.

ENGAGEMENTS Engagement announced Buzzitta, Kaiser to wed SEATTLE, Wash. — Lisa Kaiser and Jehu Mathew, both of Seattle, Wash., have announced their engagement and plans to marry Sept. 1, 2012, in Seattle. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ed and Jean Kaiser, of Minster. She graduated from Minster Mathew/Kaiser High School in 2000, from the University of Dayton in 2004, from Duke University School of Medicine in 2008, and she completed a medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. She is in a fellowship training program for gastroenterology at the University of Washington. Her fiance is the son of Samuel and Rachel Mathew, of New Rochelle, N.Y. He is a 2000 graduate of Bronx High School of Science, a 2004 graduate of the University of Rochester, a 2008 graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine, and he completed residency training at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. He is in a fellowship training program for cardiology at the University of Washington.

DENVER, Colo. — Catherine Buzzitta and Greg Kaiser, both of Denver, Colo., have announced their engagement and plans to marry Sept. 15, 2012, in Denver. The bride-to-be is the Buzzitta/Kaiser daughter of Joe and Susan Buzzitta, of Rochester, Mich. She graduated from Notre Dame Prep High School in 2002 and from Central Michigan University in 2006. She is employed by Webroot as a loyalty marketing manager. Her fiance is the son of Ed and Jean Kaiser, of Minster. He is a 2003 graduate of Minster High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Dayton. He is employed by Slalom Consulting as a supply chain consultant.

Pair to unite in autumn CINCINNATI — Alyssa Burton and Frank Shuber, both of Cincinnati, have announced their engagement and plans to marry Sept. 29, 2012, in the Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ron and Barb Burton, of Sidney. Shuber/Burton She graduated from Sidney High School in 2006 and from Mercy College of Ohio in 2012 with a degree in nursing. She is a registered nurse. Her fiance is the son of Dan and Judy Shuber, of Akron. He is a 2006 graduate of Copley High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Toledo. He is a security agency supervisor.

QUICK READ PTO sells chicken dinners JACKSON CENTER The Jackson Center PTO will sell chicken dinners in conjunction with Family Fun Day Aug. 11 at the village

News seeks state fair info The Sidney Daily News would like to publish information about Shelby County-area residents who are winners at the Ohio State Fair, which is currently under way in Columbus. Anyone who places in the top 10 of any contest is asked to submit their information, along with relevant photos if possible, for publication. Email the information to Localife Editor Patricia Ann Speelman at It may also be hand-delivered or sent via USPS mail to the newspaper office, 1451 N. Vandemark Road, Sidney, OH 45365.

Sidney Youth Football Sign-Ups Where:

First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Rd. (use cement ramp to basement)

When: Monday July 30 thru Friday August 3, 5pm to 7pm Saturday August 4, 10am to 1pm August 6 thru August 9, 5pm to 7pm Who:

park. Tickets are $7 and advance sale only. Meal is one half chicken, potatoes and green beans. Serving will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the village office, (937) 596-6314.

trations begin at 5 p.m. The fee is $10 per car, $20 per corn hole team. The tournament will be a double elimination tournament. Half the proceeds will go to Relay for Life. The other half will be paid out to the top three teams. Registration for the fishing derby begins at 6 p.m. It is free for children 12 and under. For information, call 494-2820.

5th and 6th Grade Boys in Sidney City Schools, Holy Angels, Anna, Ft. Loramie, Sidney Christian Schools, Jackson Center, Botkins, Houston, Russia and Fairlawn Schools Call Ron Burns 937-622-2529 or Tim Clayton 937-498-1737 2301148


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I N O UR V IEW Reclaim your own summer with a ‘sand bucket’ list

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.



Efforts appreciated To the editor: My husband and I recently visited the Shelby County Animal Shelter to inquire about adopting a dog. We had the good fortune to speak with Robin, who had excellent knowledge of the personality of every dog currently residing in the shelter. Robin amazed me with her passion for finding each adoptable dog a home. Being at the shelter that morning was not a depressing affair. It was a feeling of hope and happiness as Robin discussed the various dogs’ personalities and stories. Robin is on the front line working with our county’s unwanted, discarded dogs and cats, yet she is able to carry out her duties in a classy, positive manner. The people of Shelby County and the elected officials who oversee the functions of the shelter are certainly blessed to employ such a capable person as Robin. I would like to express my gratitude to Robin and the volunteers who put in tremendous time, effort and their own money to find the adoptable dogs and cats of Shelby County their “forever” homes. Your efforts are very much appreciated. Lisa Ventura-Pickering 8715 Greenville Road

fortunate to reDid you blink ceive rain in late and miss the July, there isn’t month of July? I much we can do certainly did. My about summer days were filled flying by. Turnwith shuttling ing the page on kids to summer the calendar camps, library from July to Auactivities and gust signals the the swimming Other dreaded back-topool. My voices school countevenings were Jennifer Meyer down for many spent moving a households. I garden hose around outside, trying to saw a school supply display at a store last week keep my flowers and and had a mild panic atshrubs alive in spite of tack in the aisle. I the drought. I know I wanted to stomp my feet wasn’t alone in this and shout “WAIT! Sumthankless task. On the rare July nights I braved mer’s not over! We aren’t done having fun yet!” standing outside in the heat for more than a few Thankfully, good sense prevailed, and I chanminutes, I talked to neled my potential outmany neighbors out inburst into something specting their brown lawns. Two topics consis- near and dear to my heart – a LIST. tently came up in our It’s common for people conversations: 1. when to put together a list of Mother Nature would bless us with rain, and 2. things they want to accomplish before they die, the sinking feeling that known as a “bucket” list. summer was going too Well, I decided to take fast. While many of us were the same approach for

summer and created a “sand bucket” list. I enlisted the help of my children, and we came up with several things we want to do before school starts. Not surprisingly, the items my 6-year old put on the list all had to do with postponing bedtime, while my preschool son’s contributions consisted mainly of sports and getting messy. Is it time to reclaim your own summer? If you are nodding your head in agreement, put down your garden hose and pick up a pen. Be creative! The idea is not to spend a ridiculous amount of money doing as many activities as possible. It’s about spending quality time with family and friends before homework and rigid schedules rule our weekdays. Here are a few of our family’s ideas to jump-start your own sand bucket list: 1. Have a picnic lunch at a local park. 2. Borrow a constella-


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Obama pushing tax to buy votes To the editor: In 2008, Barack Obama was asked why he’d increase the capital gains tax rate considering the economy grew and tax revenues increased every time the rate fell between 1981 and 2008. His response: “Fairness.” The current rate is 15 percent, and Obama’s 2013 budget raises it to more than 20 percent. Our question: Would Americans rather have jobs and prosperity or a “fair” capital gains tax? It’s easy to create jobs and raise wages by lowering the capital gains rate. It’s also easy to win votes pledging higher taxes on rich investors. Obama is posturing for re-election with a tax increase giving a strong line for rallies, and a long line for unemployment offices. Raising this rate will also increase the deficit. Economists predict a 10 percent CG rate will raise more revenue than any other rate, and for each percentage point raised above 10 percent, taxes collected decrease. With the jobs, stronger economy, and higher wages it creates, lowering the CG rate also increases revenue from other taxes. During one of the biggest deficits and most unstable economies in decades, Obama’s tax increase will cost jobs and tax revenue. Winning votes saying “tax the rich” at campaign rallies is more important to him than our future and jobs.

Most acclaimed economists, except Paul Krugman, the poster boy of liberal economic policy and failed predictions, agree raising the capital gains rate will result in less revenue, higher unemployment, and lower wages. Why? Gains not taxed go in a bank, a fund, or a business. Then they’re loaned to an aspiring entrepreneur to create a business and hire workers or used to buy bonds from a company like Honda, who invest to lower prices and hire workers. This creates jobs, raises standards of living, and cuts spending on unemployment and welfare benefits. The Obama campaign is using this popular tax increase to con votes from people it will harm. In 2010, not running for re-election, Obama extended CG rate cuts, saying an increase would “cripple the economy,” raise unemployment, and stall the recovery. Now it’s election season again. He’s pushing policy he’s acknowledged will hurt people — to buy votes. Obama values the campaign for keeping his job over good policy to create ours. We don’t need a president more focused on class warfare than American jobs. The only purpose of this tax proposal is to buy easy votes. “Fairness?” Or more tax revenue, jobs and growth? Pick one. Jacob Meyer 2210 Ravenwood Trail

To the editor: I would like to congratulate John Wagner and the rest of the American Legion Department of Ohio Second District Executive Committee and all other American Legion volunteers on a job well done for the first annual Little League American Legion tournament held July 28-29 in St. Marys. Due to lack of manpower, and training starting for football earlier and earlier every year, St. Marys had not hosted a Little League tournament for several years. It was great to see K.C. Geiger Park again packed as nine teams entered the tournament. The committee running the tournament did a great job with organization and had very few bugs to work out by tournament end. The American Legion plans to make this an annual event and hopes to attract even more teams from District 2’s 36-member area. I hope all 36 district posts and all of the surrounding communities in District 2 will continue to support this event to ensure its continued success. Teams participating this year including two Van Wert teams, Ohio City, St. Marys, Sidney, Crestview, St. Henry, Marion Local and Fort Loramie. Lance Mihm Umpire-in-Chief 2012 American Legion District 2 Little League tournament

Support of players, sponsors appreciated

To the editor: As co-chairs of the 2012 YMCA Golf for Kids Tournament, we would like to express our appreciation to all the players and sponsors who helped make the event a To the editor: success this year. Through your We would like to express our appreciation to support of this event, you are litthe person who found our dog Lucy and took her erally helping the YMCA impact to the animal shelter when she wandered out of the lives of more than 1,500 famiour yard on July 18. lies and children of our commuYour decision made for a happy reunion when nity. Because of your generous we called the shelter and were told our sheltie support, the YMCA is able to was there. Her brother Ricky is also glad to have maintain its “open door” policy his playmate home. committed to helping people The shelter wasn’t able to let us know who reach their full potential in spirit, brought her in, but we want you to know how mind and body. thankful we are. The YMCA is communityCharles and Rose Ann Chaffins based and believes that its pro628 Thomas Drive grams and services should be

Happy reunion

The writer is a freelance writer and homemaker. She lives in Minster with her husband and two young children. When she’s not carpooling kids all over creation, she enjoys running, reading and all things outdoors. LETTER

Battle for heart, soul To the editor: The citizens of this country are in the middle of a hard-fought political battle, not just for political office but for the heart and soul of this nation. Two different and very opposite philosophies are emerging in this confrontation. The founders of our nation believed that all men are free and self-governing, that we are “endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights,” and that the role of government is to secure and defend these rights. Our founders felt that man naturally has a capacity to reason and discover a moral law; they felt that these gifts were more valuable than anything government could do for them. The Constitution they wrote created a government that encourages independent and hard-working people. They envisioned a government that would uphold such characteristics as honesty, frugality, industry and patriotism, and would allow each of us to define and find our own spiritual fulfillment. They believed in the power of the human spirit and equality of opportunity. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, another philosophy of government grew increasingly popular in Europe and spread to the universities of this nation. It became known as progressivism, and later liberalism. Progressives/liberals are of the opinion that freedom is not inherent in a human being but is something to be achieved, that men become free through government, and that natural rights do not exist. Progressives/liberals believe it is the moral duty of government to define and to provide spiritual fulfillment. In a very real sense, government does not become a “big brother,” it becomes a parent. The government knows what is best for the governed, and they will give it to the governed one way or the other, whether they like and want it or not. In essence, progressive/liberals think that the ordinary man cannot know what is best for him and must be led/forced by the “experts” in the halls of government. This philosophy believes in the power of government and equality of restriction. I am not sure who said this, but I think it was Frederick Douglass: “Do you believe that man is born with legs, or do you believe that man needs crutches?” That is a question to take into the voting booth with you this November. Nadine Bryan 480 E. Mason Road

tion book from the library and search for stars in the night sky. 3. Go on a firefly, butterfly or creepy bug hunt. 4. Attend a county fair. 5. Make s’mores around a campfire. 6. Go to a drive-in movie theater. 7. Visit the U.S. Air Force Museum at Wright-Patt (free admission). 8. Go to a Dayton Dragons baseball game. While our lawns may be at the mercy of Mother Nature, the rest of our summer doesn’t have to be. Take charge, and show the month of August who’s boss!

available to everyone regardless of age, background, ability or income. For anyone who can’t afford to participate, a sliding fee scale is offered designed to fit their individual financial situation. In this way all are able to benefit and no one is turned away whether it is to participate in child care, membership, youth sports, teen leadership trainings or another YMCA program. One of the hundreds of families financially assisted shared: “Both of our children have learned valuable life lessons at the YMCA that include interacting with other children, respect and manners as well as social skills. They have been fortunate to participate

in educational off-site field trips as well as meeting local community leaders such as police officers and firemen. As parents we appreciate the YMCA’s safe facility and the values (respect, honesty, caring and responsibility) which it tries to instill in our children. As we provide a strong foundation at home, we know that our efforts are continued at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. We appreciate your commitment to helping the YMCA make a significant difference in our community, one life at a time.” Bob Labbett and Luann Hockaday, Co-chairs 2012 YMCA Golf for Kids Tournament


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NEW RUSSIA Village Administrator Rick Simon (left) and recently appointed Police Chief Matthew Stobbe review a map of the village. was contacted by Busse when the former chief made his decision to accept the Covington position. Stobbe explains that Busse felt that Stobbe would be a good fit for the Russia position. Stobbe is a native of Ada and had served in law enforcement in several area communities for 12 years. He emphasizes that he has always enjoyed law enforcement and got his start as an auxiliary officer for Lakeview. His first fulltime police position was in the town of West Liberty. He later worked in Russells Point. He was serving as a deputy for the Logan County Sheriff ’s Office but was laid off due to budget cutbacks. More recently, he has served the village of Lockington. Stobbe was initially interviewed by a Russia village selection committee, and the final hiring decision was made by the entire council. Stobbe is now a Russia resident, as was part of his condition of employment. He says that he already knew that Russia would be a good place to live. He pointed out that one of the things he likes about

Russia is that it reminds him of his hometown. In addition, he was immediately impressed by the hospitality of his new neighbors, some of whom have stopped by to meet him. That friendly welcome has even included having some baked goods dropped off. He adds that he is impressed with the school system. The new chief is being immediately greeted by a new police cruiser. It is currently being prepared, and Stobbe noted that the paint scheme on the cruiser will be in keeping with the school colors so proudly displayed by residents throughout the community. Stobbe will be a fulltime employee of the village but will devote approximately half of his time to non-police duties. A small municipality such as Russia requires staff to be able to cover varied duties, so Stobbe will be assisting on public works needs and will be involved in such duties as snow removal and grass mowing. Right now, the village has one other full-time employee in the person of Mark Chappie, who is primarily responsible for

public works operations and maintenance, including the sewage treatment system. He is a licensed Water Treatment Plant Operator and has been with the village for a number of years. There are also two part-time police officers, and Stobbe is still in the process of becoming acquainted with everyone involved. He will be meeting soon with the two auxiliary officers. He also wants to take a look at policies and procedures that have been in effect. He expects that for a little while, there will be “a learning curve.” Stobbe says that he will serve the village in a manner consistent with its needs. The new chief looks forward to working with the school to promote education on such subjects as drugs and alcohol, and hopes to atmore law tend enforcement training from the state. Stobbe notes that the village of Russia has traditionally been a community in which the residents have not had to be overly concerned with the safety of their families and homes. His intention is to keep it just that way.

Acker earns Eagle Scout rank BY TERRY PELLMAN

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JORDAN ACKER completes landscaping around the Hardin-Houston School sign for his Eagle Scout project. and budget for approval. Acker made up an outline of what would be planted where, and a list of materials that would be needed. Acker also had to do some fundraising, and local businesses and some neighbors and friends made some donations to the project. He

rounded out the financial needs with his own donations. Acker says that he has been involved in scouting for eight years. He points out that he most enjoys the outdoor skills that include camping and cooking outdoors.

RUSSIA — Victoria Borchers, a 2012 Russia H i g h School graduate, has received a $1,000 s c h o l a rs h i p awarded by the Clair and Borchers Jeanne Naveau Family Scholarship Fund. Tori is the daughter of Doug and Beth Borchers of Russia. She plans to attend the University of Dayton to major in Business-Entrepreneurship. The Clair and Jeanne


The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally involve transactions within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Turtle Creek Twp.

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began by applying herbicide to the space, and then went over the spot on two different occasions with a tiller to properly prepare the soil for planting. Next came the planting of daylilies, junipers and grass. To complete an Eagle Scout project, the prospective Eagle must submit a project plan

Judy Yoder and Paul Bremigan for dual enrollment training through Urbana University at a rate of $100 per day. The board also approved the following: • Student fees and athletic admission prices as submitted, as well as the $20 athletic activity fee per season; • Lunch fees of $1.75 for grades 1-6, $2 for grades 7-12; and $2.50 for adults; • Participation in Title I, Title IIA, Title IID, Title IVA, Title V, Part B-IDEA, E-Rate, free and reduced lunch program, EMIS Subsidy Program, REAP, SchoolNet and ONENET; • Drivers’ education contract with Fort Loramie School at a rate of $330 per student; • Faculty and student handbooks; and • Sale of the 1997 Bluebird bus to HardinHouston Local School for $4,000. The board accepted a $7,500 donation from the Francis Family Foundation for scholarship purposes and a $600 donation from Pepsi Americas for athletic department supplies. The school board also approved a motion to set the A motion was accepted to set the superintendent’s salary at $92,500, the principal’s salary at $70,500, and the treasurer’s salary at $67,307.

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HOUSTON — Jordan Acker, of the community of Hardin, is the most recent local resident to achieve the esteemed rank of Eagle Scout. The 17-year-old son of Todd and Marsha Acker is a senior at Houston High School. Acker is a member of Troop 239 of Houston led by Scoutmaster Dan Hemmert. In deciding on an Eagle project, Acker needed to look no further than the sign at the entrance to the recently constructed HardinHouston School complex. The area around the sign needed something to make the spot more inviting, so Acker planned to do some decorative landscaping. Now the space is adorned by an assortment of flowers, plants and grass to prevent erosion. The work was just completed several days ago, with a finishing touch of a layer of mulch. Acker was assisted in the project by other scouts, his parents, a fellow Scout’s sister, Hemmert, and one other parent who volunteered to help with the project. Acker and his father

RUSSIA — The Russia Local School Board of Education approved the employment of personnel during its July 18 meeting. Employment was approved for the following for the 2012-13 school year: • Luciano Tacuri, high school Spanish, $24,751; • Keisha Wolters, National Honor Society adviser, $461; • Leah Fullenkamp, technology coach, $35 per hour not to exceed 58 hours; • Gay Booher, extended year services, yearbook editor, $18.33 per hour not to exceed 40 hours, as needed; • Kyle Moore, varsity assistant cross country coach, $1,842; and • Tyler Moore, volunteer assistant cross country coach (resignation as varsity assistant cross country coach was accepted). The board also approved payment for AP training at a rate of $100 per day for Marti Phelan, Jana Salisbury, Ola Schafer and Eric Sullenberger. A supplemental payment of $300 also was approved upon successful completion and approval of their AP syllabi. The board approved employing Karen Bensman, Gay Booher, Penny Elmore, Marti Phelan, Jana Salisbury, Ola Schafer, Eric Sullenberger, Luciano Tacuri,



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RUSSIA — Residents of the Village of Russia have two new municipal officials coming on board. In fact, new Village Administrator Rick Simon began his duties two weeks ago. New police Chief Matthew Stobbe will assume his duties beginning Aug. 13. Simon is already familiar to Russia citizens, as he is a lifelong resident of the area. Simon will be working 20 hours or less per week in his new capacity. He retired six months ago as the assistant fire chief for the City of Sidney, and served in the department for more than 30 years, so he is already well-versed in matters of public administration. Simon has many years of experience in such matters of code enforcement, zoning and general matters relating to public safety. Continuity of services is his most immediate objective. Regarding his acceptance of the new position, Simon noted that the hours and the closeness to his residence appealed to him. The village has completed some significant capital improvements over the past several years, but Simon expects no major projects on the horizon. He says that some village resources will be put toward street maintenance, such as the work needed on St. Remy Street. Previously, the village administrator was Mike Busse, who is now the village administrator for Covington in Miami County. Busse had also served as police chief and public works director for Russia. Simon stepped in quickly to become familiar with matters relating to the village’s water-handling systems, including the automated billing process. Stobbe relates that he


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The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally involve transactions within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Houston RBS Citizens NA to Leslie B. Gough Jr., lot 6 plus vacated alley adjacent, and lot 7, $13,000. Lockington Ed Liette Realty Inc. to Edwin L. Liette and Douglas M. Liette, lots 83-84, exempt. Sidney Judy C. Fogt to CJ Fogt Real Estate LLC, Windsor Parke Subdivision section 1, lot 5229, and Harlamert Imperial Woods replat, lot 5043, exempt. Teresa M. and D. Bruce Rose to Western Ohio Mortgage Corp., part outlot 30, exempt. ETT Investments Inc. to Jason M. and Amanda Viapiano, Plum Ridge Development Phase 9, lots 7010-11, $57,500. Homesales Inc. to S&S Investment Properties LLC, Zinks Subdivision, lot 1709, $17,500. Betty L. Wyke to Betty L. and Conrad F. Wyke, Indian Heights Subdivision, lot 4245, exempt. Douglas M. and Jennifer D. Liette to Liette Realty II LLC, Parkwood Subdivision, lots 19 and 20, exempt. PNC Bank NA to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Folkerth Subdivision, part lots 5 and 6, exempt. Jonathan L. Seipel to Benjamin A. Gates, Parkwood Subdivision, lot 174, $75,000. H. Douglas Elson, Sandra A. Elson and Cheryl L. Elson to Ronald L. and Doretta L. Alexander, Belmont Heights Subdivision, lot 19, $68,000. Jarrod A. Mottice to Jonathan (Jonathon) and Emily Cheek, Heritage Manor Subdivision No. 1, lot 4683, $113,000. Verlon Walden, estate, to John C. Berger, Dingmansburg Subdivision, part lot 8, undivided 1/2 interest, $7,500. Rita Darlene Walden, estate, to John C. Berger, Dingmansburg Subdivision, part lot 8, undivided 1/2 interest, $7,500. Edwin L. and Jean A. Liette to Liette Realty I LLC, lot 713, exempt. Doris Eileen Kessler, estate, to John and Carol Hammer, Kessler Plat, lot 5903, $25,000. Jeri E. Carey, deceased, to Nancy Market, two parts outlot 121,

exempt. Malvina A. Terry, deceased, to Annette Chadwell, Park Place Subdivision, lot 75 and part lot 76, exempt. Christine Osborne to Jeffrey A. McGowan, Stewarts 3rd Subdivision, lot 55, $55,000. Clinton Township Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM Countrymark LLC) to Trupointe Cooperative, part section 34 (Sidney), 21.283 acres, $475,500. Loramie Township Edwin L. and Jean A. Liette to Liette Realty II LLC, part section 17, 5.001 acres, exempt. Ed Liette Realty Inc. to Liette Realty V LLC, part section 28, tract G, easement, 1.138 acres, exempt. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Mark A. Asher, part section 28, 1.615 acres, exempt.

Orange Township Patricia J. Inman to Bruce A. Inman, part section 2, 15 acres, exempt. Washington Twp. Dee Allen and Beatrice S. Clark to David Ray Clark, Rickey Allen Clark and Deborah Denise Leiss, part section 6, 1 acre; part section 3 (Franklin Township), except undivided 1/2 interest, 16.53 acres; Watkins Subdivision, lot 29; undivided 1/2 interest, exempt. Dee Allen and Beatrice S. Clark to David Ray Clark, Rickey Allen Clark and Deborah Denise Leiss, section 8, undivided 1/2 interest, 1 acre; and part section 3, exceptional, 16.53 acres; exempt. Edward J. and Rachel E. Larger to Timothy E. and Kelly M. Larger, trustees, part section 15, 32.227 acres, exempt.

DR. WALtional needs. By LACE: I really skipping breakneed your help, fast, you may so please anfind it difficult swer my letter. to lose weight, My entire famsince you may ily is overweight be tempted to because we all overeat later in overeat. I’m a fethe day, often male teen and ’Tween grabbing the 30 pounds over“junk 12 & 20 nearest weight. I have food.” Drinking Dr. Robert come to the conplenty of fluids Wallace clusion that it’s is also necestime for me to sary for good change my eating and health. To keep your lifestyle patterns imme- body hydrated and in top diately. Don’t advise me working order, you need to see a nutritionist. I to drink eight glasses of don’t have any money liquid a day. Mineral and what money my water and club soda are mother and her sister good calorie-free, thirstmake goes for food. I quenchers. But to add promise to start becom- important nutrients to ing the “new me” the day your diet, try unsweetI see your response in ened green tea or fruit the paper. — Nameless, juices, skim milk or Gary, Ind. tomato juice, all of which NAMELESS: The are deliciously low in first thing you need to calories. remember is that it took Many dieters find time for you to gain this snacks between meals to extra weight, and you be their downfall. A good should take the time to way to avoid this is to get rid of it gradually. plan ahead by choosing The healthiest and best several tasty, low-calorie approach is to safely lose treats to have on hand at about one pound of ex- all times. If you choose cess weight a week, tasty, low-calorie treats, through a combination snacking can actually be of a varied, well-bal- quite healthy and helps anced diet and moderate you resist overeating the exercise. It took 3,500 wrong foods. Dark green extra calories to gain one and yellow or orange pound of body weight. Do vegetables are filled a little research to find with vitamins, so try out your ideal weight snacking on cut-up raw and the number of calo- broccoli, carrots and zucries needed daily to chini. Instead of a cookie maintain that weight, or candy, fill up on and then consume 500 whole-wheat crackers fewer calories per day. and a wedge of low-fat Teen dieters are en- cheese, which is a good couraged to start the day source of much needed with a nutrition-filled calcium. And of course, breakfast. Not only will fresh fruit is always a it get you going in the good snack. Exercise also morning, but breakfast should figure promialso should supply you nently in your fitness with one-fourth to one- shapeup. But there’s no third of your daily nutri- need to begin a strenu-

ous workout program in the beginning. Simply try walking to school at a brisk pace, taking the stairs instead of an elevator, walking the dog, or jumping rope or running in place while you watch TV. Studies show that exercising after a meal speeds up your metabolism, allowing your body to burn calories even faster than if you’d worked out on an empty stomach. For example, a brisk 20-minute walk after dinner can really help keep you fit, and a 30-minute run can burn off 300 calories — the equivalent of an average-size cheeseburger. You may even want to invite family members to join you for a walk. It could be a good opportunity to share some healthy eating information with them. As you gain stamina, you can work your way into a more strenuous workout. Maintaining an exercise habit will also help you maintain your healthy weight when you achieve your goal. Young lady, I’ve done my part. Now it’s up to you to do yours. And I know you will! Let me hear from you in a few weeks to see how you are progressing. Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at




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AT THE Junior Fair livestock sale Friday are (l-r) John Leighty for Trupointe, David Richard for US Bank, Bob Short for B & B AgVantages, Brenda Short for B & B Ag-Vantages, Mitch Bambauer for Bambauer Fertilizer & Seed Inc., Kevin Geise for Electro Controls, Tim Geise for Dickman Supply, Luke Brautigam, Nick Brautigam, Jonah Brautigam holds his reserve champion market

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JOEL ALBERS, 17, of Anna, won best of class in woodworking finishing up. Albers is the son of Tom and Angie Albers.

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AT THE Junior Fair livestock sale Friday are (l-r) Jerry McName for Buckeye Ford Lincon, Don Sommer for Don Sommer Insurance, Zach Ambos, attorney Trent Snavley, Michaela Ambos, Lori Lowden for RRR Tire Service, Randy Broady for Trupointe,

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GRACE YORK, 13, of Russia, cleans out her goat pen Sunday morning at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Grace is the daughter of Ken and Shelly AT THE Junior Fair live- York. stock sale Friday are (lr) Logan Monnin with his reserve grand champion dairy steer, which also got grand champion rate of gain: beef, Gay Smith,Tori Quinter and 2012 Shelby County Fair Queen Katelyn Seger.

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DOUGIE ELLISON, 9, of Piqua, could barely carry all of the prizes he won at the Shelby County Fair on Kids Day on July 23. Dougie is the son of Kim and Jon Adams.

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KAYLEIGH HOLBROOKS, 5, of Sidney, carries a carrot she washed dirt off of at a carrot harvesting demonstration in front of the wood cabin at the Shelby County Fair on July 23. Kayleigh is the daughter of Josh Holbrooks and Ashley Stewart.

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Fine Arts Needlework Wall hanging, pieced: Nancy Russell, of Sidney, second. Wall hanging, cross stitch/embroidery: Trisha Schulze, of Sidney, second. Wall hanging, mixed technique: Karen Coverstone, of Russia, first. Other, antique: Della Shaffer, of Sidney, first. C r o c h e t - Ta t t i n g, tablecloth: Connie Snapp, of Houston, first. C r o c h e t - Ta t t i n g, other: Connie Snapp, first; Peg Dietrich, of Sidney, second. Counted cross stitch, clothing: Daniele Cole, of Sidney, second. Counted cross stitch, creative: Daniele Cole, first. Counted cross stitch, picture: Joyce Kremer, of Fort Loramie, first. Counted cross stitch, sampler: Daniele Cole, first. Counted cross stitch, other: Dan Akers, of Jackson Center, first; Daniele Cole, second. Afghans, crochet: Lindsey Jung, of Anna, first; Connie Snapp, second. Knitting, baby set: Nancy Greve, of Botkins, first. Knitting, child’s sweater/vest: Deborah Wolfinger, of Sidney, first; Peggy L. Davis, of Sidney, second. Knitting, lady’s sweater/vest: Deborah Wolfinger, first; Joyce Russell, of Botkins, second. Knitting, other: Deborah Wolfinger, first; Nancy Greve, second. Antiques and collectibles Best of Show: Della Shaffer. brass: Antiques, Barry Gill, of Sidney, first. Antiques, copper: Zoe Shipman, of Sidney, first. silver: Antiques, Susan Geary, of Sidney, first. Antiques, tinware: Connie Sailor, of Sidney, first. A n t i q u e s , granite/enamel ware: Della Shaffer, of Sidney, first; Barb Cecil, of Jackson Center, second. Antiques, cast iron: Tim Woolley, of Jackson Center, first; Carol Bornhorst, of Fort Loramie, second. Bottles, milk: Tim Woolley, first; Lynn Cook, of Sidney, second. Bottles, medicine: Tim Woolley, first; Barry Gill, second. Bottles, soda: Janelle Lowry, of Anna, first; Russell Cook, of Sidney, second. Bottles, whiskey, wine or beer: Lynn Cook, first; Russell Cook, second. Kitchen item, butter mold stamp: Barb Cecil, first; Janelle Lowry, second. Kitchen item, canning jar: Barb Cecil, first; Barry Gill, second. Kitchen item, churn: Joyce Russell, of Botkins, first; Janelle Lowry, second. Kitchen item, cookie cutter: Barb Cecil, first; Mindy Gies, of Jackson Center, second. Antiques, cookie jar: Barb Cecil, first. Antiques, match holder: Della Shaffer, first. Antiques, rolling pin:

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Barb Cecil, first; Mindy Gies, second. Antiques, salt and pepper set: Craig Heeley, of Sidney, first; Vic Hurley, of Jackson Center, second. Antiques, salt dip: Craig Heeley, first; Janice Richardson, of Jackson Center, second. Antiques, wash board: Mindy Gies: first. Kitchen, kitchen gadget: Mindy Gies, first. Kitchen, utensil, Susan Geary, first. Paper, child’s book: Gies, first; Mindy Janelle Lowry, second. Paper, cookbook: Janice Richardson, first; Tim Woolley, second. advertising Paper, item: Mindy Gies, first; Tim Woolley, second. Toys, metal: Craig Heeley, first. Toys, paper: Janelle Lowry, first. Toys, glass: Janice Richardson, first. Personal item, jewelry: Susan Geary, first; Janice Richardson, second. Personal item, eyeglasses: Kathleen Covault, of Sidney, first; Barb Cecil, second. Personal item, ladies’ makeup: Barry Gill, first; Barb Cecil, second. item, Personal purse/handbag: Susan Geary, first; Ann Heeley, of Sidney, second. Personal item, dresser set: Janelle Lowry, first. Personal item, sewing item: Vic Hurley, first; Mindy Gies, second. Personal item, man’s shaving item: Barry Gill, first; Barb Cecil, second. Personal item, fountain pen: Barry Gill, first. Personal item, hat pin holder: Craig Heeley, first. Tool, farm items, small hand: Barb Cecil, first; Tom Jung, of Anna, second. Tool, farm item, farm implement: Barb Cecil, first. Antique glass, carnival: James Bornhorst, of Fort Loramie, first; Craig Heeley, second. Antique glass, depression: Mindy Gies, first; Janice Richardson, second. Antique glass, pressed: Della Shaffer, first; Craig Heeley, second. Antique glass, paper weight: Della Shaffer, first; Janice Richardson, second. Antique china, French: Janice Richardson, first. Antique china, German: Ann Heeley, first; Craig Heeley, second. Antique china, Nippon: Connie Sailor, of Sidney, first. Antique glass, occupied Japan: Janice Richardson, first. Miscellaneous antiques, auto license plates: Barb Cecil, first; Russell Cook second. Miscellaneous antiques, automobile item: Janice Richardson, first; Tim Woolley, second. Miscellaneous antiques, camera: Della Shaffer, first; Barb Cecil, second. Miscellaneous antiques, flour sifter: Terri Yinger, of Sidney, first; Mindy Gies, second. Miscellaneous antiques, lunch box: Barb Cecil, first. Miscellaneous an-

tiques, McCoy ware: Nichole Schaffer, of Quincy, first; Barb Cecil, second. Miscellaneous antiques, oil lamp: Kathleen Covault, first; Janice Richardson, second. Miscellaneous antiques, political memorabilia: Janelle Lowry, first; Janice Richardson, second. Miscellaneous antiques, Shelby County advertising: Vic Hurley, first; Russell Cook, second. Antiques, Shelby County Fair: Wesley Keifer, of Sidney, first; Russell Cook, second. Miscellaneous antiques, any not listed: James Bornhorst, first. Hobbies and crafts Hobbies and crafts, Christmas decoration: Della Shaffer, first. Hobbies and crafts, Christmas stocking: Peggy L. Davis, first; Della Shaffer, second. Hobbies and crafts, Christmas tree ornament: Barbara Voress, of Sidney, first; Gehret Rose, of Anna, second. Hobbies and crafts, creative: Victoria Werts, of Sidney, first; Della Shaffer, second. Handcrafted greeting card: Kathleen Covault, first; Terri Yinger, second. Crafts, handmade jewelry: Terri Yinger, first; Connie Snapp, second. Crafts, plastic canvas needlepoint: Connie Snapp, second. Crafts, scrapbooking page: Terri Yinger, first; Lindsey Jung, of Anna, second. Crafts, sewing novelty item: Della Shaffer, first. Hobby, pens/pencils: Lynn Cook, first; Russell Cook, second. Collections, match books: Kathleen Covault, first; Mindy Gies, second. Collections, key chains: Lynn Cook, first; Russell Cook, second. Collections, buttons: Kathleen Covault, first. Collections, farm toys, miniatures: Larry Shoffner, of Sidney, first. Collections, Nascar: Lynn Cook, first; Victoria Werts, second. Collections, spoons: Barry Gill, first. Collections, marbles: Janice Richardson, first; Barb Cecil, second. Collections, any not listed: Ann Heeley, first; Barb Cecil, second. Dolls, bears: Everett Ronald, of Sidney, first. Dolls, china or porcelain: Vic Hurley, first. Dolls, rag: Pat Woolley, first; Peggy L. Davis, second. Dolls, sculptured: Karen Coverstone, first. Art Charcoal/crayon, animals: Lindsey Jung, first; Della Shaffer, second. Drawing, other realistic: Megan Marsh, of Sidney, first; Trisha Schulze, of Sidney, second. Drawing, portrait: Kristina Fetters, of Anna, third. Pen and ink, animals and birds: Zoe Shipmen, of Sidney, first. Pen and ink, portrait, Kristina Fetters, third. Pencil, animals and birds: Della Shaffer, first; Kristina Fetters, second. Pencil, landscape:


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Della Shaffer, first. Pencil, other realistic, Teri Kent, of Sidney, first. Pencil, portrait: Zoe Shipman, first; Teri Kent, second; Kristina Fetters, third. Oil paint, animals and birds: Barbara Voress, of Sidney, first; Carol Braun, of Anna, second; Sara Bertsch, of Anna, third. Oil paint, flowers and fruit: Carol Braun, first; Barbara Voress, second; Megan Marsh, third. Oil paint, landscape: Sara Bertsch, first; Barbara Voress, second; Summer McLain, of Sidney, third. Oil paint, other realistic: Leah Hipple, of Sidney, first; Megan Marsh, second. Oil paint, portrait: Ann Heeley, first. Oil paint, still life: Carol Braun, first. Oil paint, structure: Larry Thaman, of Botkins, second. paint, water Oil scene: Teri Kent, first; Megan Marsh, second. Watercolor, animals and birds: Carol Braun, first; Karen Coverstone, second; Josie Goffena, of Sidney, third. Watercolor, flowers and fruits: Janelle Lowry, first; Teri Kent, second; Josie Goffena, third. Watercolor, landscape: Janelle Lowry, first. Watercolor, other realistic: Sara Bertsch, first; Josie Goffena, second. Watercolor, portrait: Josie Goffena, first. Watercolor, still life: Marilyn Sommer, of Sidney, first. Watercolor, structure: Marilyn Sommer, first. Tole/decorative paint, flowers and fruit: Barbara Voress, first; Sara Bertsch, second; Carol Braun, third. Tole/decorative paint, folk art/primitives: Sara Bertsch, first. Tole/decorative paint, holiday: Sara Bertsch, first; Barbara Voress, second; Carol Braun, third. Black and white photography Domestic animals: Theresa Holt, of Botkins, first; Heather Davis, of Sidney, second. Wildlife, birds, insects: Annette Schulze, of Sidney, first; Victoria Werts, second. Flowers and plant life: Bob Romanowski, of Anna, first; Victoria Werts, second. Portrait: Trisha Schulze, first. Scenic/landscape: Bob Romanowski, first. Sunrise/sunset: Bob Romanowski, first. Structure: Victoria Werts, first; Susan Moloney, of Sidney, second. Agriculture/farm subject: Bob Romanowski, first; Susan Moloney, second. Shelby County scene: Bob Romanowski, first; Della Shaffer, second. All Ohio scene: Bob Romanowski, first. Vacation memories: Bob Romanowski, first; Della Shaffer, second. Sports action: Ashley Peepels, of Piqua, first. Open-any subject: Annette Schulze, first; Parker Triplett, of Sidney, second. Special effects: Heather Davis, first.

Color photography Domestic animals: Parker Triplett, first; Bob Romanowski, second. Wildlife, birds, insects: Terri Yinger, first; Annette Schulze, second. Flowers, plant life: Karen Coverstone, first; Trisha Schulze, second. People, portraits: Annette Schulze, first; John Batton, of Sidney, second. Scenic/landscape: Parker Triplett, first; Bob Romanowski, second. Sunrise, sunset: Victoria Werts, first; Leah Hipple, second. Structure, architecture: Lynn Cook, first; Bob Romanowski, second. Agriculture, farm: Victoria Werts, first; Lynn Cook, second. Shelby County scene: Bob Romanowski, first; Terri Yinger, second. From the heart of it all: Susan Moloney, first; Bob Romanowski, second. Patriotic: Susan Moloney, first; Bob Romanowski, second. Vacation memories: Tina Ike, first; Annette Schulze, second. Sports, action feature: Lynn Cook, first; Russell Cook, second. Abstract: Lynn Cook, first; Bob Romanowski, second. Open, any subject: Trisha Schulze, first; Leah Hipple, second. Special effects: Ashley Peepels, first; Susan Moloney, second. Junior Exhibits Art, charcoal crayon: Ashley Roush, of Sidney, first; Collin Hughes, of Sidney, second; Erin Burdiss, of Sidney, third. Art, pastel: Erin Burdiss, first; Ashley Roush, second; Alex Freytag, of Sidney, third. Art, pencil: Erin Burdiss, first; McKenzie Bertsch, of Anna, second; Allison Roush, of Sidney, third. Oil painting, animals and birds: Erin Burdiss, first; McKenzie Bertsch, second. Oil painting, landscape: Ashley Roush, first; Watercolor, abstract: Kavin Wiley, of Sidney, second. Watercolor, animals and birds: Erin Burdiss, first; Allison Roush, second; Tomas Moloney, of Sidney, third. Watercolor, other realistic: Erin Burdiss, first; Kavin Wiley, second; Mason Bertsch, of Anna, third. Junior black and white photography Animals and birds: Karlyn Kies, of Anna, first; Allison Roush, second; Bethany Yinger, of Sidney, third. Flowers: Allison Roush, first; Thomas Moloney, second; Karleyn Kies, third. Human interest: Erin Burdiss, first. Landscape: Allie Voisard, of Sidney, first; Allison Roush, second; Erin Burdiss, third. Junior color photography Animals and birds: Allison Roush, first; Karen Coverstone, second; Erin Burdiss, third. Flowers: Alex Freytag, first; Thomas Moloney, second; Ashley Roush, third. Human interest: Erin Burdiss, first; Ashley

Roush, second. Landscape: Erin Burdiss, first; Allison Roush, second; Rylie Voisard, of Sidney, third. Portrait: Ashley Roush, first. Karlyn Religious: Kies, first. Other subject: Hollie Voisard, of Sidney, first; Allie Voisard, second; Erin Burdiss, third.

Horticulture Apples Lodi: Dennis Thatcher, of Quincy, first. Wine sap: Dennis Thatcher, first; Della Shaffer, of Sidney, second. Transparent: Dennis Thatcher, first; Barry Gill, of Sidney, second. Red delicious: Dennis Thatcher, first; Barry Gill, second. Yellow delicious: Dennis Thatcher, first; Barry Gill, second. Pears Bartlett: Pat Woolley, of Jackson Center, first; Janice Richardson, of Jackson Center, second. Peaches Yellow: Russell Cook, of Sidney, first; Lynn Cook, of Sidney, second. Grapes Niagara: Lynn Cook, first. Concord: Lynn Cook, first; Russell Cook, second.

Grain and Seeds Wheat: Lonnie Bauer, of Houston, first; Lynn Cook, of Sidney, second. Corn, ears: Lonnie first; Ralph Bauer, Bauer, of Houston, second. Shelled corn: Lynn Cook, first; Russell Cook, of Sidney, second. Oats: Lonnie Bauer, first; Russell Cook, second. Soybeans: Lynn Cook, first; Russell Cook, second. Baled hay, alfalfa: Brandon Ike, of Sidney, first; Connie Sailor, of Sidney, second. Baled hay, clover: Chad DeLaet, of Russia, first. Baled hay, mixedheavy: Connie Sailor, first. Baled hay, light mixed: Russell Cook, first; Lynn Cook, second. Silage: Connie Sailor, first.

Sheep show The Copeland Family, of Lewistown, had the only entrants in the 2012 Shelby County Fair Sheep Show. Therefore, they took home all the ribbons, as follows: Champion ewe and champion ram, which were both Cheviots; Shropshire ewe lamb, first place; Cheviot ram lamb, first and second places; pair of Cheviot ram lambs, first place; Cheviot ewe, 1 year under 2, first and second places; pair of Cheviot ewes 1 year under 2, first place; Cheviot ewe lamb, first and second places; pair of Cheviot ewe lambs, first place; Cheviot breeder young flock, first place.

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) While it’s good to feel concern for others, you also have to protect your own self-interests. Don’t martyr yourself for someone else today. (Your judgment might be off.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) All kinds of group activities will be fun and enthusiastic today. But do guard against excess or overdoing something, which is likely the case. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Others see you as super positive and enthusiastic today. You look like a good role model, and your energy will be contagious to others and lift their spirits. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Travel plans look exciting! You’re seeking adventure and ways to learn new things. Be careful you don’t bite off more than you can chew. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) When making decisions about shared property or how to divide something, be prudent today. It’s easy to go overboard and later regret what you did. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Relations with partners and members of the general public are upbeat and positive today! Everyone is enthusiastic. Everyone wants to have a good time. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Be careful about agreeing to deadlines or taking on more than you can handle at work today. It’s easy to go overboard trying to please others. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a party day! It’s great for sports, movies, show business and the hospitality industry. Enjoy yourself but don’t do anything you’ll regret later. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Entertain at home today or enjoy family discussions. But do be aware that there is an excessive quality that makes people try to take on too much or promise too much. (Not you, of course.) Ha-ha. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Because you feel so positive and enthusiastic, this is a great day for those of you who sell, market, write, teach, act or promote anything. It’s also an upbeat day for those of you who drive for a living. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) People are enthusiastic today. While this is a good thing, it could cause you to go overboard, financially speaking. Keep this in mind. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is a lovely day to socialize with others. People are in the mood to party and have fun; however, it’s very easy to overdo food and drink. (Oops.) YOU BORN TODAY You’re an idealist who often ends up guiding others, whether they are a family group, a business or even a political movement. You are clever and quick and have a powerful physical charisma. This is why you easily radiate your ideals and ideas to others. In your year ahead, partnerships and close friendships will be a strong focus. Birthdate of: Barack Obama, U.S. president; Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet; Carly Foulkes, actress. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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New diagnosis raises questions MCTD, patients DEAR DR. almost always are DONOHUE: For told they have years, my doctor one of those five treated me for illnesses. Now arthritis. The symptoms he’s done an of MCTD include about-face and muscle and joint says I have somepain and fatigue. thing called patients mixed connective To your Most have Raynaud’s tissue disease. good phenomenon. What happened to my arthritis? I health Upon exposure to feel like I have Dr. Paul G. cold, the arteries that supply the wasted years on Donohue hands turn white, the wrong treatment. Care to comment? blue and red, and hurt. The arteries have con— R.J. ANSWER: Your story stricted in an exaggeris classic for mixed con- ated way in response to nective tissue disease, cold. Raynaud’s also is MCTD. The connective seen in the other connectissues support the body, tive-tissue disorders. Later in MCTD, hands serve as the body’s scaffold and act as packing swell and fingers become material. Ligaments, ten- puffy. That’s a sign that dons, joints, cartilage and helps distinguish MCTD. What helps to finally bones are connective tissues. Collagen is a pro- hit on the diagnosis of tein common to these MCTD is finding a tissues. Rheumatoid unique antibody in the arthritis, lupus, sclero- blood of patients. It’s derma, polymyositis and often not present from dermatomyositis are the the start of the illness. Treatment medicines connective tissue disorders. In the early days of are hydroxychloroquine

and methotrexate. When need be, prednisone, one of the cortisone drugs, is prescribed. Most patients with MCTD respond to it very well. Your doctor did a great job in finally making the diagnosis. It takes doctors years before they can piece the puzzle of MCTD together. It’s an elusive illness. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My grandson, age 10, had a sore throat, a high temperature and broke out in a red rash. My daughter took the boy to the emergency room. The doctors admitted him to the hospital. Within 24 hours, they had diagnosed him as having scarlet fever. Is this similar to rheumatic fever? From my childhood days, I remember rheumatic fever as being a serious problem, and it often left the child with a damaged heart. — K.S. ANSWER: The strep germ, Streptococcus, causes scarlet fever, rheu-

Aug. 3, 1912 While at work pouring off in the aluminum foundry at the Wagner Manufacturing plant yesterday afternoon, Joe Kerber, an apprentice molder, received a serious burn when he spilled some molten aluminum down his left leg. ––––– Kenneth Hutchinson has a very good record for cheap cost for running a motorcycle. He has just completed a trip of 1,120 miles at the cost of three-quarters of a cent per mile. That figure includes costs of repairs and all. ––––– City Solicitor Mills received word today the Judge Bailey, of Ottawa, would be in Sidney Saturday to hear the arguments in the case of the City of Sidney against the C.H. & D. Railroad Co. to have the railroad piers at the foot of Fair Avenue removed. The matter has been in the courts for several months and an effort is being made to get it settled as rapidly as possible. The piers at the foot of Fair Avenue have been a menace to the public and very dangerous for several years.

matic fever, strep throat and a host of other diseases. These illnesses differ from each other in many ways. You can think of scarlet fever as strep throat with a skin rash. The rash pops up on the first or second day of illness. It starts on the head, face, neck and chest, and spreads to the arms. Giveaway signs of scarlet fever are paleness around the mouth and a tongue that turns quite red and makes it look like a strawberry. If you run your hand over the rash, the skin feels like sandpaper. Penicillin cures scarlet fever. For reasons not well understood, the incidence of scarlet fever has dropped off. Rheumatic fever, another strep infection, is more serious. It can cause heart damage and heartvalve damage. It, too, is not as prevalent as it once was, but there have been recent outbreaks of it in the United States.

Aug. 3, 1937 The bodies of the two premature babies found in a jar along the Miami River south of Sidney night before last, have been turned over to E.E. Miller, superintendent of the county home, for burial in the lot at the home. Coroner Harry Elsner said it was impossible to trace the identity of the premature infants. ––––– Billy Dilbone, nineyear old son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Dilbone, of North Ohio Avenue, suffered a severely mashed foot in an accident this morning while playing with some neighborhood children. The accident occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Lauterbur when an iron radiator stored in the garage fell over, striking the side of the youth’s foot. ––––– The acceptance of the Port Jefferson schools as a part of the Sidney City School system; the completing of plans preparatory to installing a new reference library for the high school; letting of contracts for the erecting of a fence for the section of the school athletic field; the considering and placing of teachers for the coming school year and the accepting of resignations were some of the business matters taken up by the Board of Education at its meeting last night.

50 years Aug. 3, 1962 Filing of a deed in the county recorder’s office You have your life led to disclosure today ahead of you. If you that Armour & Co., choose to waste your precious time looking back over your shoulder and cursing a dead man, of course that’s your choice. But if you want to break this cycle of destructive thinking, the quickest way to do it would be to contact your therapist for a “reality check.”

Husband’s letters to old flame fuel widow’s anger DEAR ABBY: me.” I immediMy husband died ately tore it to recently in a fire shreds. There he started in a were others, but I drunken ramtossed everything page. In the afin the box into termath I am left the trash. I couldwith feelings of n’t put myself extreme sadness through the pain. and rage. For months, I Dear Last night I have tried to Abby was going dwell only on the Abigail through a box of happy times we Van Buren had together and his belongings and found some old let- the love that, in spite of ters he had written to a his alcoholism, we had woman he’d left me for 20 for each other. Perhaps I years ago. (We patched could have dealt with things up and then were these letters while my married later.) I didn’t husband was still alive, want to read them, but in but now I can only stew the first letter I caught in my own anger. the sentence, “You are I don’t want to do this the only woman I’ve ever to myself. I have been in met who truly changed therapy and at Al-Anon,

but I feel as though I need other tools at this point to get me through this awfulness. — WIDOW IN ST. LOUIS DEAR WIDOW: Please accept my condolences for the loss of your husband. I’m sure you have many reasons to be angry, and those letters are among the least of them. Try to think rationally about what the letter said. That they were in his possession probably means they were never mailed, and it’s likely they were written while he was drunk. As to the woman having “changed” him, from the way he died it doesn’t appear he changed a lot.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Chicago, is planning the erection of a modern fertilizer plant in Botkins. As a site for the plant, Armour has obtained a 4.21 acre tract of land from Harry and Patricia Monger. The land lies along the Baltimore & Ohio railroad tracks just south of the Brown Welding Shop. Plans of the fertilizer firm reportedly involve the construction of a plant costing at least $100,000 for the production of both anhydrous ammonia and dry mix fertilizer. ––––– An enthusiastic welcome from his hometown friends and personal congratulations from city officials greeted Terry Lee Gates when he arrived home Sunday afternoon after racing to fifth place in the All-American Soap Box Derby at Akron. The brief celebration at the courthouse steps was arranged by members of the Sidney after they Jaycees learned that the 15year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gates, Vandemark Road, had attained the honor at the running of the silver anniversary event Saturday afternoon.

25 years Aug. 3, 1987 Reigning Midwest Heavyweight Champion Big Jim Lancaster has his work cut out for him tonight at the Shelby County Fair as he tries to hold on to the title against a formidable opponent. Standing in his way will be Outlaw Ox Morgan of Big Timber, Mont. Morgan is 6-foot4 and outweighs Lancaster by nearly 100 pounds, tipping the scales at 453. ––––– Shelby County Agriculture Extension Agent Roger Bender will receive the National Association of County Agriculture Agents Award in Agriculture. Bender will be presented the award Aug. 13 at the National Agriculture Agents meeting in Fargo, N.D. The award is presented to the agent at the national meeting for outstanding extension service in the district in which the agent serves. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet!

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Middletown’s Harrison wins gold LONDON (AP) — Kayla Harrison (of Middletown) took her spot atop the medal stand, determined not to cry during the national anthem. She was in tears after one note. On this day, emotion was the Harrison only thing she could not beat. America finally has an Olympic judo champion — a 22-year-old from Ohio who was sexually abused by a former coach as a child, became a self-described “teenage punk” who hated everything about her sport and then found a way to turn everything around. Harrison took the final step in the journey Thursday. She beat Britain’s Gemma Gibbons 2-0 for the gold medal in the women’s under 78-kilogram division. “Kind of just reflecting back on my life. Everything it’s taken to get here, and everything that I’ve gone through,” Harrison said. “I’m America’s first gold medalist in judo — and always will be.” Not only did she end America’s 0-for-forever Olympic title drought in judo, but she did it in an arena where British flags were flying wildly. Gibbons was a surprise finalist, spurred by a crowd that chanted her name in every match. Even that wasn’t enough to take down Harrison. “Kayla was a great competitor,” Gibbons said. “She is a very deserved winner.” With Russian President Vladimir Putin, himself a black belt and the honorary president of the International Judo Federation, and British Prime Minister David Cameron among those in the VIP section, Harrison never ceded control of the final. She had to rally from behind in her quarterfinal match, then topped world No. 1 Mayra Aguiar of Brazil in the semifinals. That left only Gibbons in her way. “It was meant to be,” said Harrison’s coach, Jimmy Pedro, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist. “This is your destiny, Kayla Harrison. This is your destiny.” Russia’s Tagir Khaibulaev won the men’s 100-kilogram gold medal. Khaibulaev defeated defending Beijing champion Tuvshinbayar Naidan of Mongolia with a match-ending ippon throw. Putin immediately stood to applaud, and moments later walked over to shake Khaibulaev’s hand. “It was clear that he was very pleased,” Khaibulaev said. Men’s bronze medals went to Dimitri Peters of Germany and Henk Grol of the Netherlands. In the women’s event Thursday, Aguiar and Audrey Tcheumeo of France each won bronze. Pedro, who has spent a lifetime chasing Olympic gold, gave Harrison the same pep talk on Thursday over and over again. He said she must have heard it 150 times throughout the day: “There’s one girl in front of you. That’s all we worry about is that one girl. Are you better than her? Are you stronger than her? Are you tougher than her? Yeah? Well, then, go beat her — because she’s in your way to be an Olympic champion. Today, Kayla Harrison, nobody is going to beat you. Today, you will make history. Today, Kayla Harrison is an Olympic champion.” It worked. “Never give up on your dreams,” Harrison said. “I mean, if I can do it, anybody can do it. Things have happened, but now, my life is a dream.”

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CINCINNATI REDS’ Todd Frazier (21) points to the crowd after he hit a two-run home run off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ross Ohlendorf in the second inning of a baseball game Thursday in Cincinnati. Reds' Scott Rolen is at left.

Reds gear up for Pirates’ series with rout of Padres CINCINNATI (AP) — Todd Frazier and the Cincinnati Reds geared up for their big weekend series against the Pittsburgh Pirates — yes, the Pirates — by pounding the San Diego Padres. Frazier hit a two-run homer in a six-run second inning and Johnny Cueto overcame a pair of rare long balls to pitch into the eighth inning Thursday, leading the surging Reds to their 13th win in 14 games, 9-4 over the Padres. “You want to have big innings every game,” Frazier said. “We had the big six-run second, and everybody contributed. We batted around.” Scott Rolen had three hits, Frazier had three RBIs and Jay Bruce drove in two runs, helping push the Reds to 23 games over .500 (64-41) for the first time since Sept. 4, 2010. The Reds scored a combined 35 runs while taking three of four from San Diego and have won 20 of 23. They are 14-3 since All-Star first baseman Joey Votto left the lineup with a knee injury that required surgery and have won two straight since star second baseman Brandon Phillips was sidelined with a strained left calf. Reds manager Dusty Baker was relieved the offense picked it up. “We needed it,” he said. “(The Padres) scored a lot of runs. They came in here swinging the bats good. You do what you need to do to score at least one more run than them.” Cueto (14-5), who gave up home runs for the first time in more than two months, allowed eight hits and four runs with one walk. He also tied his season high with nine strikeouts in 7 1-3 innings while winning his career-high fifth consecutive start. He was hurt by leaving a couple of breaking balls up, catcher Ryan Hanigan said. “He pitched well,” Hanigan said. “He wasn’t as dominant as he can be, but he did a good job managing the game.” Cincinnati opened a 31/2 game lead over idle Pitts-

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CINCINNATI REDS starting pitcher Johnny Cueto throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning during a baseball game Thursday in Cincinnati. burgh in the NL Central heading into a three-game weekend series between the two teams that is scheduled to start Friday. San Diego catcher Eddy Rodriguez enjoyed a memorable major league debut, hitting a home run in his first plate appearance, but the Padres couldn’t avoid their third straight loss and fifth in their last six games. “It was amazing,” Rodriguez said. “It was everything, more than I expected. The goal at the end is to get a ‘W’ but it was a great experience, something that I will remember for the rest of my life.” The Reds chased Padres starter Ross Ohlendorf while sending 12 batters to the plate during a six-hit, six-run second inning. Rolen started it with an infield hit. Frazier followed with his 13th homer and second in three games, a 408-foot drive into the left field seats. Hanigan added an RBI

double and Bruce had a basesloaded, two-run single. Ohlendorf (3-2) also was called for a run-scoring balk before leaving after just 1 2-3 innings, the shortest outing by a San Diego starter this season. Rodriguez, a former Reds minor leaguer who also has played in independent leagues, smacked a 1-2 pitch 416 feet into the left field seats for the first home run allowed by Cueto in 80 innings — the longest stretch in the majors this season — over 11 starts since Colorado’s Todd Helton homered on May 25 in Cincinnati. The homer was the first by a right-hander allowed by Cueto since Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman hit one on Aug. 17, 2011, a span of 169 innings. Chase Headley cut Cincinnati’s lead in half with a tworun single later in the inning, and Cameron Maybin added his sixth homer, a 423-foot solo shot to left with one out in the fourth inning. But the Reds increased their lead to 8-

4 on RBI singles by Rolen and Zack Cozart in the bottom of the inning. San Diego manager Bud Black couldn’t complain about the San Diego offense. “I like the way we swung the bats,” he said. “We’ve got to get to that point that we put pressure on the opposition every inning. That’s every team’s challenge. I do like the fact that, when we’ve gotten behind, we do come back. We have to sustain innings to score some runs, but there was the other end. Cueto is 14-5 for a reason.” NOTES: The two teams combined to scored 52 runs in the four-game series. ... For the second time in four games, the Padres set a season high for hits and runs allowed in one inning. They gave up five of each in the third inning of Tuesday’s game they ended up losing 7-6. ... San Diego went 3-7 on their fourth road trip of 10 or more games this season. The Padres open a sixgame homestand Friday with the first of three against the Mets. ... Reds RHP Nick Masset was scheduled to pitch an inning for Class-A Dayton during a rehab assignment. Masset has been on the disabled list since spring training with a sprained right shoulder. RHE San Diego . 003 100 000—4 8 1 Cincinnati . 060 200 01x—9 13 0 Ohlendorf, Stults (2), Hinshaw (6), Brach (7) and E.Rodriguez; Cueto, Ondrusek (8), Arredondo (9) and Hanigan. W_Cueto 14-5. L_Ohlendorf 3-2. HRs_San Diego, E.Rodriguez (1), Maybin (6). Cincinnati, Frazier (13).

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Browns sold to truck-stop magnate TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer Here’s one to make Cleveland fans shake their heads: A partial owner of the hated Pittsburgh Steelers is buying the Browns. Randy Lerner has reached a deal to sell the club to Tennessee truckstop magnate Jimmy Haslam III — a minority stockholder in the rival Steelers. Lerner will sell 70 percent of the Browns to Haslam now, with the other 30 percent reverting to him four years after the closing date, a person with knowledge of the sale told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details have not officially been announced. “This is a very exciting time for my family and me,” Haslam said through the team. “To own such a storied franchise as the Cleveland Browns, with its rich tradition and history, is a dream come true. We are committed to keeping the team in Cleveland and seeing it get back to the elite of the NFL — something all Browns fans want and deserve.”

Jimmy Haslam Haslam scheduled a news conference at Browns headquarters for Friday afternoon. While the papers have been signed, the NFL still must approve the sale. Getting the nod from 24 of the 32 teams is required, and no date has been set for a vote because the sale has not been presented to the league yet. The person with knowledge of the sale said approval is expected by the end of September. ESPN reported the sale price was more than $1 billion. For comparison, the Miami Dolphins sold at a value of more than $1 billion in 2009.

The Browns were valued at $977 million last year by Forbes magazine, 20th in the NFL. Asked if he was surprised by the deal, team President Mike Holmgren said: “On one hand, the surprising part was the time of the year. But in this business, I gave up being surprised a long time ago.” Lerner, whose family has owned the franchise since it returned to the NFL in 1999, first announced he was in negotiations to sell the club last week. The late Al Lerner, Randy’s father, purchased the franchise from the NFL in 1998 for $530 million after the original Browns moved to Baltimore in 1996 and became the Ravens. The elder Lerner died in 2002. Randy Lerner also is the owner of Aston Villa, a club in the English Premier League. The expansion Browns entered the NFL in 1999 and have made the playoffs just once, a 2002 first-round loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. They’ve had only two winning records in 13 seasons and are 68-140 since they returned. Even with a string of

failures on the field, the value of the Browns — like other NFL franchises — keeps increasing, boosted by broadcast income. The league agreed in December to nine-year contracts with CBS, Fox and NBC that run through the 2022 season and will boost revenue from the $1.93 billion last season to $3.1 billion by 2022. The NFL reached an eight-year extension with ESPN last year through the 2021 season that increases the rights fee from $1.1 billion to $1.9 billion annually. Haslam has been a minority investor in the Steelers since 2008, and is the president and CEO of Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers and travel plazas in North America. He is the older brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. According to a 2010 profile on, Haslam has been a Dallas Cowboys and then an Indianapolis Colts fan. But with the Pittsburgh investment, Haslam said he had become “1,000 percent a Steelers fan.” The Haslam brothers are supporters of the

University of Tennessee, where their father Jim Haslam played tackle on the 1951 national championship football team under Gen. Robert R. Neyland, who built the Volunteers into a football powerhouse. The elder Haslam founded the Pilot Corp. in 1958 with a single gas station in Gate City, Va. He credits sons Bill and Jimmy with expanding the chain from mostly gas stations and convenience stores to a “travel center” concept of truck stops featuring branded fast food service. As for Haslam possibly moving the franHolmgren chise, emphatically added, “The Cleveland Browns aren’t going anywhere.” But the current staff might be if the Browns don’t do better than the 4-12 record of 2011, Pat Shurmur’s first season as coach. New owners usually bring in their own management team, although Shurmur has impressed many people around the league. “I have no fear about any of that because I trust my coaches, I trust the players and I’ve watched the work they’ve done based on

the conversation of this last week,” Shurmur said Thursday. “I think we’re moving full steam ahead. That doesn’t bother me one bit at this point at this point. My concern is getting this team ready to play and our players understand that message and they are doing a good job.” Holmgren would not address his future with the Browns. “Honestly, my focus is to have guys here concentrating on football, making it business as usual,” he said. “The what ifs and hypotheticals, I have to stay away from.” Haslam would be the sixth majority owner of the Browns: team founder Mickey McBride (1945-1953), David Jones (1953-1961), Art Modell (1961-1995), Al Lerner (1998-2002), and Randy Lerner (2002-present). An NFL trust also oversaw the inactive franchise from 19961998. Cleveland last won the NFL championship in 1964, beating Johnny Unitas and the then-Baltimore Colts 27-0. The Browns have never been to the Super Bowl.

Texas (M.Harrison 12-6) at Kansas City (Guthrie 0-2), 8:10. Toronto (Cecil 2-4) at Oakland (Straily 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Saturday's Games Seattle at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Toronto at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Texas at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. LA Angels at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 7:10 p.m. —— LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING_McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .373; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .352; Votto, Cincinnati, .342; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .340; DWright, New York, .333; Holliday, St. Louis, .325; CGonzalez, Colorado, .324. RUNS_Braun, Milwaukee, 72; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 72; Bourn, Atlanta, 70; CGonzalez, Colorado, 70; Holliday, St. Louis, 70; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 69; JUpton, Arizona, 68. RBI_Beltran, St. Louis, 75; Holliday, St. Louis, 75; Braun, Milwaukee, 73; Kubel, Arizona, 72; DWright, New York, 72; CGonzalez, Colorado, 71; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 67. HITS_MeCabrera, San Francisco, 145; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 140; Bourn, Atlanta, 128; DWright, New York, 126; Holliday, St. Louis, 125; CGonzalez, Colorado, 123; Prado, Atlanta, 121. MilDOUBLES_ArRamirez, waukee, 36; Votto, Cincinnati, 36; DanMurphy, New York, 32; DWright, New York, 32; Cuddyer, Colorado, 30; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 30; Alonso, San Diego, 28; Ethier, Los Angeles, 28; Ruiz, Philadelphia, 28. TRIPLES_Fowler, Colorado, 10; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 9; Bourn, Atlanta, 8; SCastro, Chicago, 8; Colvin, Colorado, 7; DeJesus, Chicago, 7; Reyes, Miami, 7. HOME RUNS_Braun, Milwaukee, 29; Beltran, St. Louis, 24; Kubel, Arizona, 22; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 22; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 21; Bruce, Cincinnati, 21; Holliday, St. Louis, 21. STOLEN BASES_DGordon, Los Angeles, 30; Bonifacio, Miami, 29; Bourn, Atlanta, 28; Pierre, Philadelphia, 27; Campana, Chicago, 26; Schafer, Houston, 26; Reyes, Miami, 25. PITCHING_Dickey, New York, 14-2; Cueto, Cincinnati, 14-5; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 13-3; Lynn, St. Louis, 13-4; GGonzalez, Washington, 13-5; Hanson, Atlanta, 12-5; Miley, Arizona, 12-6. S T R I K E O U T S _ S t r a s b u r g, Washington, 154; Dickey, New York,

147; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 143; Hamels, Philadelphia, 138; GGonzalez, Washington, 137; Lincecum, San Francisco, 136; MCain, San Francisco, 135. SAVES_Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 31; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 30; SCasilla, San Francisco, 24; Motte, St. Louis, 23; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 23; Cincinnati, 23; Chapman, Jansen, Los Angeles, 20; Clippard, Washington, 20. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING_Trout, Los Angeles, .348; Konerko, Chicago, .323; MiCabrera, Detroit, .323; Mauer, Minnesota, .321; AJackson, Detroit, .318; Jeter, New York, .316; Ortiz, Boston, .316. RUNS_Trout, Los Angeles, 81; Granderson, New York, 73; Kinsler, Texas, 72; AdJones, Baltimore, 69; MiCabrera, Detroit, 68; Cano, New York, 68; De Aza, Chicago, 67. RBI_MiCabrera, Detroit, 87; Hamilton, Texas, 84; Willingham, Minnesota, 79; ADunn, Chicago, 74; Fielder, Detroit, 73; Encarnacion, Toronto, 72; Pujols, Los Angeles, 71; Teixeira, New York, 71. HITS_Jeter, New York, 137; MiCabrera, Detroit, 134; Cano, New York, 127; Rios, Chicago, 123; AGordon, Kansas City, 122; AdJones, Baltimore, 122; AdGonzalez, Boston, 121. DOUBLES_AGordon, Kansas City, 37; Choo, Cleveland, 32; Brantley, Cleveland, 29; Cano, New York, 29; Kinsler, Texas, 29; MiCabrera, Detroit, 28; AdGonzalez, Boston, 28; Pujols, Los Angeles, 28. TRIPLES_JWeeks, Oakland, 6; 11 tied at 5. RUNS_ADunn, HOME Chicago, 31; Granderson, New York, 29; Hamilton, Texas, 29; Encarnacion, Toronto, 28; Bautista, Toronto, 27; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 27; Willingham, Minnesota, 27. STOLEN BASES_Trout, Los Angeles, 31; RDavis, Toronto, 28; Revere, Minnesota, 25; Kipnis, Cleveland, 21; Crisp, Oakland, 20; De Aza, Chicago, 20; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 19; Kinsler, Texas, 19; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 19. PITCHING_Weaver, Los Angeles, 14-1; Price, Tampa Bay, 14-4; Sale, Chicago, 12-3; MHarrison, Texas, 126; Vargas, Seattle, 12-7; Verlander, Detroit, 11-7; Darvish, Texas, 11-7; PHughes, New York, 11-8. STRIKEOUTS_FHernandez, Seattle, 153; Verlander, Detroit, 152; Scherzer, Detroit, 151; Shields, Tampa Bay, 145; Darvish, Texas, 145; Price, Tampa Bay, 141; Peavy, Chicago, 134. SAVES_JiJohnson, Baltimore, 31; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 31; CPerez, Cleveland, 29; RSoriano, New York, 26; Broxton, Kansas City, 23; Aceves, Boston, 22; Valverde, Detroit, 21; Nathan, Texas, 21.


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JIM FURYK watches his tee shot on the ninth hole, during the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club Thursday in Akron. Furyk made par on the hole.

Furyk races to 1st-round lead in Akron AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jim Furyk made a detour to Florida to sit on his back porch and hang out with his kids as he tried to figure out why decent golf was producing ordinary scores. The short break appeared to do him a world of good Thursday in the Bridgestone Invitational. With seven birdies and a 30-foot eagle putt, Furyk had a 7-under 63 for his best score ever at Firestone and a two-shot lead over Lee Slattery of England. The conditions could not have been more ideal with sunshine, heat and very little wind, along with carpet for fairways and smooth greens. It showed in some of the tee shots on the South Course — 58 drives of at least 350 yards, and a 427-yarder by Branden Grace of South Africa ‚Äî and mostly in the scoring. Luke Donald, the world’s No. 1 player, and Masters champion Bubba Watson were among those at 66. Thirty players in the 78man field at this World Golf Championship managed to break par. Tiger Woods was not among them. He was 3 under after back-to-back birdies to start the back nine, but had to lay up with his third shot on the par-5 16th after driving into the trees and ended his round with a

WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Par Scores The Associated Press Thursday At Firestone Country Club (South Course) Akron, Ohio Purse: $8.5 million Yardage: 7,400; Par: 70 (35-35) First Round Jim Furyk . . . . . . . . 32-31—63 -7 Lee Slattery . . . . . . . 31-34—65 -5 Bubba Watson . . . . . 33-33—66 -4 Ben Crane . . . . . . . . 34-32—66 -4 Luke Donald . . . . . . 32-34—66 -4 Rafael Cabrera Bello . 34-32—66 -4 Simon Dyson . . . . . . 33-33—66 -4 John Senden. . . . . . . 31-35—66 -4 Retief Goosen . . . . . . 34-33—67 -3 Carl Pettersson . . . . 35-32—67 -3 Bill Haas . . . . . . . . . 36-31—67 -3 K.T. Kim . . . . . . . . . . 32-35—67 -3 Keegan Bradley . . . . 34-33—67 -3 Jason Dufner . . . . . . 33-34—67 -3 Sergio Garcia . . . . . . 35-32—67 -3 Louis Oosthuizen . . . 32-35—67 -3 Geoff Ogilvy . . . . . . . 31-36—67 -3 Jamie Donaldson . . . 35-33—68 -2 Zach Johnson . . . . . . 34-34—68 -2 Lee Westwood . . . . . 35-33—68 -2 Martin Laird . . . . . . 34-34—68 -2 Martin Kaymer . . . . 32-36—68 -2 Steve Stricker . . . . . 34-34—68 -2 David Toms . . . . . . . 35-33—68 -2 Charl Schwartzel . . . 32-37—69 -1 Scott Piercy . . . . . . . 36-33—69 -1 Nick Watney. . . . . . . 34-35—69 -1 Y.E. Yang . . . . . . . . . 35-34—69 -1 Kyle Stanley. . . . . . . 36-33—69 -1 Dustin Johnson . . . . 34-35—69 -1 Bernd Wiesberger . . 36-34—70 E Marc Leishman . . . . 36-34—70 E Matt Kuchar . . . . . . 32-38—70 E Justin Rose. . . . . . . . 37-33—70 E Bo Van Pelt. . . . . . . . 35-35—70 E Rickie Fowler . . . . . . 33-37—70 E Rory McIlroy . . . . . . 37-33—70 E Alvaro Quiros. . . . . . 35-35—70 E Tiger Woods . . . . . . . 34-36—70 E Graeme McDowell . . 34-36—70 E Fredrik Jacobson . . . 35-36—71 +1 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano. 36-35—71 +1 Greg Chalmers. . . . . 36-35—71 +1 Johnson Wagner. . . . 35-36—71 +1 Adam Scott. . . . . . . . 36-35—71 +1 Phil Mickelson . . . . . 37-34—71 +1 Thomas Bjorn . . . . . 33-38—71 +1 Ryo Ishikawa . . . . . . 36-35—71 +1 K.J. Choi . . . . . . . . . . 35-36—71 +1 Brandt Snedeker . . . 36-35—71 +1 Sang-Moon Bae . . . . 35-37—72 +2 Paul Lawrie . . . . . . . 36-36—72 +2 Kevin Na . . . . . . . . . 35-37—72 +2 Ted Potter, Jr. . . . . . . 36-36—72 +2 Danny Willett. . . . . . 35-37—72 +2 Toru Taniguchi. . . . . 37-35—72 +2 Joost Luiten . . . . . . . 38-34—72 +2 Mark Wilson. . . . . . . 35-37—72 +2 Branden Grace. . . . . 36-36—72 +2 Toshinori Muto . . . . 36-37—73 +3 Yoshinori Fujimoto . 37-36—73 +3 Peter Hanson . . . . . . 36-37—73 +3 Robert Allenby . . . . . 36-37—73 +3 Ernie Els . . . . . . . . . 37-36—73 +3 Jeev Milkha Singh. . 37-36—73 +3 Thongchai Jaidee. . . 37-36—73 +3 Nicolas Colsaerts . . . 37-36—73 +3 Aaron Baddeley . . . . 37-36—73 +3 Hunter Mahan . . . . . 34-39—73 +3 Jonathan Byrd . . . . . 35-38—73 +3 Francesco Molinari . 35-39—74 +4 Ian Poulter . . . . . . . . 38-36—74 +4 Jason Day. . . . . . . . . 36-39—75 +5 Marcel Siem . . . . . . . 38-38—76 +6 Robert Rock . . . . . . . 38-38—76 +6 Oliver Bekker. . . . . . 36-41—77 +7 Tom Lewis . . . . . . . . 38-40—78 +8 Michael Hoey . . . . . . 39-39—78 +8

three-putt bogey from 25 feet for a 70. It was his second-worst start at Firestone, a course where he has won seven times. The other was a 74 in 2010, his last week without a swing coach. “I think I averaged about four putts per hole, so it was a great day on the greens,” said Woods, who lost his touch on the greens but at least kept his sarcasm. Since missing out on a chance to win the U.S. Open, Furyk has tied for 34th in two tournaments and missed two cuts, including last week in Canada. For a guy who is 15th in the Ryder Cup standings — even a win this week would not make him eligible for the U.S. team — this was no time to be stuck in neutral. So when he had another weekend off after rounds of 70-70 at the Canadian Open, he flew home for three days. “I think more than anything I needed a little time to clear my head,” Furyk said. “It BASEBALL wasn’t anything that was going wrong, (but) Major Leagues National League why I wasn’t playing betThe Associated Press ter. I just felt like I East Division needed to come in here W L Pct and quit concentrating Washington . . . . 61 42 .592 . . . . . . . 59 45 .567 on trying to be so me- Atlanta New York. . . . . . 52 54 .491 chanically sound and Miami . . . . . . . . 48 56 .462 just go play some golf Philadelphia . . . 47 57 .452 Central Division and try to score and get Cincinnati . . . . . 64 41 .610 the ball in the hole a lit- Pittsburgh. . . . . 60 44 .577 St. Louis . . . . . . 56 48 .538 tle bit.”

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Milwaukee . . . . 48 56 .462 15½ 20 Chicago . . . . . . . 43 60 .417 Houston. . . . . . . 35 71 .330 29½ West Division — San Francisco . . 56 49 .533 Los Angeles . . . . 56 50 .528 ½ 2 Arizona . . . . . . . 54 51 .514 13 San Diego . . . . . 44 63 .411 Colorado . . . . . . 37 65 .363 17½ Wednesday's Games Milwaukee 13, Houston 4 Pittsburgh 8, Chicago Cubs 4 Arizona 4, L.A. Dodgers 0 Philadelphia 3, Washington 2 Miami 4, Atlanta 2 Cincinnati 6, San Diego 4 St. Louis 9, Colorado 6 N.Y. Mets 2, San Francisco 1 Thursday's Games Cincinnati 9, San Diego 4 N.Y. Mets 9, San Francisco 1 Philadelphia at Washington, n Miami at Atlanta, n St. Louis at Colorado, n Friday's Games Miami (Hand 0-0) at Washington (Lannan 1-0), 4:05 p.m., 1st game Arizona (I.Kennedy 9-8) at Philadelphia (Blanton 8-9), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 7-9) at Cincinnati (Latos 9-3), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Galarraga 0-0) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 10-4), 7:35 p.m. Miami (Jo.Johnson 6-7) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 13-5), 7:35 p.m., 2nd game Milwaukee (Wolf 3-7) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 1-4), 8:15 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 8-5) at Colorado (J.Sanchez 0-2), 8:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 14-2) at San Diego (Richard 7-11), 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 7-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 6-9), 10:10 p.m. Saturday's Games Arizona at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Miami at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Houston at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 8:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. —— American League East Division W L Pct GB New York. . . . . . 61 43 .587 — Baltimore . . . . . 55 50 .524 6½ Tampa Bay . . . . 55 50 .524 6½ Boston . . . . . . . . 53 52 .505 8½ Toronto . . . . . . . 51 53 .490 10 Central Division Chicago . . . . . . . 57 47 .548 — Detroit. . . . . . . . 55 50 .524 2½ Cleveland . . . . . 50 54 .481 7 Minnesota . . . . . 44 60 .423 13 Kansas City . . . 43 60 .417 13½ West Division Texas . . . . . . . . . 60 43 .583 — Los Angeles . . . . 57 48 .543 4 Oakland . . . . . . 56 48 .538 4½ Seattle . . . . . . . . 50 57 .467 12 Wednesday's Games N.Y. Yankees 12, Baltimore 3 Chicago White Sox 3, Minnesota 2 Tampa Bay 4, Oakland 1 Detroit 7, Boston 5 Texas 11, L.A. Angels 10, 10 innings Kansas City 5, Cleveland 2 Seattle 5, Toronto 3 Thursday's Games Minnesota at Boston, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, n Toronto at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Friday's Games Cleveland (Masterson 7-9) at Detroit (A.Sanchez 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Millwood 4-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 10-3), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 4-6) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 7-7), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 2-6) at Boston (Doubront 10-5), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Greinke 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 5-5), 8:10 p.m.

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Douglas wins all-around title LONDON (AP) — Just 14, Gabby Douglas pleaded with her mother to let her move cross country, certain a new coach could help her get to the Olympics. Not two years after setting out on her own, Douglas beat Russia’s Viktoria Komova for the all-around title Thursday night, becoming the third straight U.S. athlete to win gymnastics’ biggest prize and the first African-American to do so. It was her second gold medal of the London Games, coming two nights after she and her “Fierce Five” teammates gave the United States its first Olympic title since 1996. “It feels amazing to be the Olympic champion,” Douglas said. Puts her in a special category, too. Mary Lou Retton, Carly Patterson and Nastia Liukin are the only other Americans to win the Olympic all-around gold. The Americans have been looking for their “next Mary Lou” since she won in 1984, and

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U.S. GYMNAST Gabrielle Douglas waves to the audience after her final and deciding performance on the floor during the women's all-around competition Thursday. now they’ve got her in the 16-year-old Douglas. Throw in her adorable “Flying Squirrel” nickname and sweet backstory, and Douglas’ two



Queen comes up short of reaching semi’s Carolyn Queen of West Milton, an Olympian w h o s e g r a n d m o t h e r, G w e n Grove, lives in Sidney, was not able to advance to Queen the semifinals in the women’s K-1 kayaking at the London Olympics. She missed out on the 15th and final qualifying spot Monday, finishing 17th with a time of 117.05 seconds. Each kayaker got two runs, with the better of the two counting towards the standing. And the top 15 advanced. Her first run was her best, putting her 13th. But she was penalized for missing a gate, which would have meant a 50second penalty.

Thursday's U.S. Olympic Athletes Fared The Associated Press At London Archery Women's Individual 70m 1/8 Elimination Khatuna Lorig, West Hollywood, Calif., def. Cheng Ming, China, 7-3. Quarterfinals Khatuna Lorig, West Hollywood, Calif., def. Berengere Schuh, France, 6-2. Semifinals Ki Bo Bae, South Korea, def. Khatuna Lorig, West Hollywood, Calif., 6-2. Bronze Medal Mariana Avitia, Mexico, def. Khatuna Lorig, West Hollywood, Calif., 6-2. —— Beach Volleyball Men Round-Robin Todd Rogers, Santa Barbara, Calif. and Phil Dalhausser, Ormond Beach, Fla., def. Premysl Kubala and Petr Benes, Czech Republic, 21-13, 21-15. Women Round-Robin April Ross, Costa Mesa, Calif. and Jennifer Kessy, San Juan Capistrano, Calif., def. Liliana Fernandez Steiner and Elsa Baquerizo McMillan, Spain, 21-19, 19-21, 19-17. —— Boxing 60Kg Round of 16 Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, Uzbekistan, def. Jose Ramirez, Avenal, Calif., 15-11. —— Equestrian (Dressage) At Greenwich Park Team Dressage: day 1, 6 a.m. Fencing Women's Team Foil Round of 16 South Korea (Nam Hyun Hee 3-0; Jung Gil Ok 1-2; Jeon Hee Sook 2-0), def. United States (Nicole Ross, New York 1-2; Lee Kiefer, Lexington, Ky. 0-3; Nzingha Prescod, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1-1), 45-31, 83:26. 5-8 Qualifications United States (Lee Kiefer, Lexington, Ky. 2-1; Nzingha Prescod, Brooklyn, N.Y. 3-0; Nicole Ross, New York 1-0; Doris Willette, Lafayatte, Calif. 1-1), def. Japan (Chieko Sugawara 1-2; Kanae Ikehata 0-3; Kyomi Hirata 1-2), 44-22, 61:55.

gold medals certainly won’t be her only riches. “I haven’t thought about that,” Douglas said. “I just wanted to seize the moment. You have to learn how to enjoy the moment.” Her smile alone is enough to dazzle Madison Avenue, and her personality is bigger than she is. She’s even managed to make Oprah Winfrey cry. Douglas had barely gotten off the medals stand when the talk show maven said on Twitter that she was “so THRILLED for Gabby. Flowing happy tears!!” Coach Liang Chow told Douglas the gold was hers after an electrifying floor routine, but she had to wait another five minutes until it was official. That’s because Komova, runner-up at last year’s world championships, was still to come. Komova’s floor routine was impressive, as well. Finished, she stood at the center of the arena staring intently at the scoreboard, fingertips pressed to her lips,


Fifth Place Poland (Martyna Synoradzka 3-0; Sylwia Gruchala 11; Karolina Chlewinska 2-1), def. United States (Doris Willette, Lafayette, Calif. 1-2; Lee Kiefer, Lexington, Ky. 1-1; Nzingha Prescod, Brooklyn, N.Y. 0-3), 45-39, 68:09. —— Gymnastics Women All-Around Final 1. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 62.232. 4. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 59.566. —— Judo Men 100Kg Round of 32 Ramziddin Sayidov, Uzbekistan, def. Kyle Vashkulat, Langhome, Pa., Ippon, O-sotogari, 1:44. Women 78Kg Round of 16 Kayla Harrison, Middletown, Ohio, def. Vera Moskalyuk, Russia, Ippon, Juji-gatame, 0:56. Quarterfinals Kayla Harrison, Middletown, Ohio, def. Abigel Joo, Hungary, Ippon, O-soto-gari, 3:10. Semifinals Kayla Harrison, Middletown, Ohio, def. Mayra Aguiar, Brazil, Ippon, Juji-gatame, 4:46. Gold Medal Kayla Harrison, Middletown, Ohio, def. Gemma Gibbons, Britain, Yuko, 5:00. —— Rowing Men Lightweight Double Sculls Lightweight Fours Final B 2. United States (Anthony Fahden, Lafayette, Calif.; William Newell, Weston, Mass.; Nicholas la Cava, Weston, Conn.; Robin Prendes, Miami), 6:09.23. Fours A/B Semifinals Group 2 1. United States (Glenn Ochal, Philadelphia; Henrik Rummel, Pittsford, N.Y.; Charles Cole, New Canaan, Conn.; Scott Gault, Piedmont, Calif.), 6:01.72 (Q). Women Single Sculls A/B Semifinals

Group 2 4. Genevra Stone, Newton, Mass., 7:52.98 (Q). Lightweight Double Sculls A/B Semifinals Group 1 4. United States (Kristin Hedstrom, Concord, Mass.; Julie Nichols, Livermore, Calif.), 7:12.61 (Q). Eights Final A 1. United States (Erin Cafaro, Modesto, Calif.; Zsuzsanna Francia, Abington, Pa.; Esther Lofgren, Newport Beach, Calif.; Taylor Ritzel, Larkspur, Colo.; Meghan Musnicki, Naples, N.Y.; Eleanor Logan, Boothbay Harbor, Maine; Caroline Lind, Greensboro, N.C.; Caryn Davies, Ithaca, N.Y.; Mary Whipple, Orangevale, Calif.), 6:10.59. —— Sailing Men's Star Ranking after race 8 6. United States (Mark Mendelblatt, Miami; Brian Fatih, Miami) (5, 14, 5, 3, 8, 9, 5, 10), 45. 49er Ranking after race 8 13. United States (Erik Storck, Huntington, N.Y.; Trevor Moore, Naples, Fla.) (6, 10, 16, 1, 7, 13, 20, 18), 71. Men's 470 Ranking after race 2 20. United States (Stuart McNay, Boston; Graham Biehl, San Diego) (17, 22), 37. Men's Finn Ranking after race 8 12. Zach Railey, Clearwater, Fla. (10, 15, 13, 17, 2, 8, 12, 8), 68. Men's Windsurfer Ranking after race 6 18. Robert Willis, Chicago (7, 10, 11, 25, 39, 28), 81. Women's Windsurfer Ranking after race 6 20. Farrah Hall, Annapolis, Md. (22, 18, 18, 18, 20, 22), 96. Elliot 6m Round Robin Through 57 of 66 races 4. United States (Anna Tunnicliffe, Plantation, Fla.; Debbie Capozzi, Bayport, N.Y.; Molly O'Bryan Vandemoer, San Diego) (1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1, 0, 1), 6. —— Shooting Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Qualification (Stage 1) 7. Emil Milev, Tampa, Fla., 292. 14. Keith Sanderson, San Antonio, 288.

teammate Aliya Mustafina rubbing her shoulder. When the final standings flashed, Komova dropped her head and headed to the sidelines, tears falling. Mustafina and Aly Raisman finished with identical scores of 59.566, but the Russian got the bronze on a tiebreak. The lowest scores for both gymnasts were dropped, and the remaining three were totaled. That gave Mustafina a total of 45.933 and Raisman 45.366. “I’m still upset because I could have been gold and I didn’t get it,” said Komova, her silver medal buried in the pocket of her warm-up jacket. Douglas, meanwhile, was grinning ear to ear. Up in the stands, her mother, Natalie Hawkins, embraced her children and then shared a long hug with Missy Parton, whose family took Douglas in after she moved to West Des Moines, Iowa, and now counts her as one of their own. “She inspires me,” Hawkins said, referring to

her champion. “To keep it together in that moment when it meant so much says a lot about her.” When Douglas first told her mother she wanted to move to train with Chow, who coached Johnson, Shawn Hawkins was deadset against it. A single mother, she couldn’t uproot her family, and there was no way she was going to allow her youngest child go off by herself. But Douglas’ two older sisters lobbied on her behalf, giving their mother a list of reasons why Gabby should be allowed to move. The only reason to stay: They would miss her. The move was hard on Douglas, too. Though the Partons treat her like their fifth daughter and are now so close to Hawkins they may as well be related, Douglas missed her family and her dogs. As recently as January, she secondguessed her decision. But she also knew Chow and his wife, Li Zhuang, could get her where she wanted to go.

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Economic impact reported During July, the Sidney Visitor’s Bureau provided promotional support for the Youth Basketball Tour and Country Concert 2012. The tour’s local economic impact has been estimated at $386,700 and the concert’s regional impact is an estimated $13.5 million. The bureau has collaborated with VanWert, Champaign and Auglaize counties’ convention and visitors bureaus to produce and distribute through a press release promoting the Shelby County Historical Society’s Native American Encampment, Exhibit and presentation by Dr. Herman Viola. Along with events promoted in these other counties, Shelby County Applefest was also featured in the release sent to 950 media outlets (newspaper, magazine, radio and television) in the Midwest. Promotion of the Native American event was coordinated through Ohio, a monthly emagazine posted on the website that receives more than a million visitors each year. Visitors Bureau information was sent 670 individuals interested in learning more about the area after visiting the bureau’s website or seeing ads in the Discover Ohio Travel Planner, Midwest Living magazine and the Madden Media Regional Newspaper Insert. The bureau website, received 2,208 web visits in June and 638 Facebook views.


Osgood • The next recycling drive will be held Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Items taken are paper, magazines, catalogs and cardboard. Items should be tied up or in paper bags (no plastic bags) or boxes. Cancellations will be aired on WCSM, 96.7 FM, or call Jude at (419) 582-2554. • CCD packets will be in the entrance of St. Nicholas Church this weekend. • Residents who plan to have a garage sale Sept. 14 and 15 are asked to call (419) 582-4272 by Sunday if they wish their name and items placed on the advertisement and map. The fee for advertising will be picked up during the sales. • To obtain extra copies of the new parish directory, call the Pastoral Office or email The price of extra copies has not been announced.

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Eagle Scout’s project improves Fairlawn athletic complex The Fairlawn High School athletic complex is a “cooler” place thanks to the efforts of Boy Scout Alex Burdiss. Alex’s Eagle Scout project was to build a 14-by-16-foot shelter house beside the concession stand. “I decided on this project because there is almost no shade out by the softball field,” Burdiss said. Alex, 14, the son of Marc and Kristie Burdiss, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 1910. He will be a freshman at Fairlawn this coming school year. In scouting for nine years, Alex was in Cub Scouts about five years, and then advanced to Boy Scouts. “I got started with scouting when the district recruiter came to our school in first grade,” he said. “I got involved with scouting because it looked really fun,” Alex said. “We used to do a lot of cool things as Cub Scouts, but as Boy Scouts, we have a lot more fun. Some of my favorite activities as a scout are going camping and rifle shooting.” In addition to his Eagle Scout project, Alex has worked many service hours at places such as the recycling center and the Shelby County Fair. “For the Family Life merit badge, I put in a flagpole in our front yard and help keep it maintained throughout the year,” he said. In carrying out his Eagle Scout project, Alex learned

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ALEX BURDISS, 14, of Pasco, stands in front of the shelter house he built at the Fairlawn School athletic complex as part of his Eagle Scout project. Alex is the son of Marc and Kristie Burdiss. how to overcome several problems. At times, he didn’t have enough people to help him and at other times, too many. He determined he had the wrong materials, and had to get new materials. He had to get more materials when he realized he didn’t have enough. Then, he ended up with too many materials. But they didn’t go to waste. He donated them to Mason Huelskamp, who will be building the next shelter house at Fairlawn. Extra effort also was required to make sure the shelter house was level.

Alex said it took a total of 48 hours (10 work days) to complete the project. A total of about 260 man-hours were put in. Alex personally put in 58 hours on the project. The project budget was $2,000. It came in under budget at $1,866.95 and was paid for completely by the Fairlawn boosters, he said. “My experiences as a scout should help me in the future because I have learned leadership, communication, public speaking and a diverse set of skills,” said Alex, who plans to attend college to study engi-

Edison names interim dean of arts and sciences PIQUA — Following an extensive search, Edison Community College has named assistant professor of mathematics Naomi Louis as the interim Dean of Arts and Louis Sciences. Louis officially took over the position Wednesday. Louis, who has taught at Edison for three years, came to the college to be an assistant professor of mathematics after teaching as an adjunct in Virginia for several years at various universities, including Old Dominion University, and as a full-time professor at New Horizons

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Regional Educational Center Governor’s School for Science and Technology. She has been teaching in mathematics at the college level since 2001. Louis attended State University of New York at Potsdam, receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees there. “This definitely an opportunity to serve the students at the college on a completely different level,” Louis said. “I’ve been teaching for quite some time now and this is such a different sphere of influence that I have to help move the college forward in a positive direction.” Edison’s associate of arts and associate of science degrees permit a student to complete the first two years of study for nearly any baccalaureate major and to transfer to a four-year insti-

tution if desired. Edison’s transfer courses parallel those courses that comprise the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. Both provide an excellent academic background for students pursuing careers in fields such as science, business, technology and education. Additional degree programs within arts and sciences include economics, mathematics, history and psychology. “I’m hoping to help the division here on campus become more cohesive and build that positive team environment that we really strive for here at Edison,” she added. Louis’ husband Michael, works at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base . She has a stepson, John.

neering and music performance. “I believe that my experiences as a scout will help me be a better citizen to the community.” Besides Boy Scouts, music and sports are a big part of Alex’s life. “I am a self-taught bass player, guitar player and drumset player,” he said. “I take piano lessons, and play trombone for musicals occasionally. I sing tenor for the school’s choir and play tuba for the school’s band. I am also on the school’s soccer team.”

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Two local men will enter their final year of law school with help from the Law Student Assistance Fund. Both were recently awarded $1,000 scholarships. Albers Craig Albers, of Anna, will complete his education at Ohio Northern University School of Law. He is the son of Hodapp Tom and Angie Albers and is a graduate of Anna High School and Wright State University. David Hodapp is in his and Jackie Phillips, med tech paraprofesfinal year at the Moritz Colsional. lege of Law at the Ohio State The board approved an Adult Division University. He is a graduate contract with Karen Husa to teach sign lan- of Lehman Catholic High guage courses to high school students for an School and Dartmouth Colamount not to exceed $43,197 and approved lege and is the son of Peter a $75-per-hour contract with Amy Twarek and Cindy Hodapp, of Sidney. for interim treasurer duties during the The Law Student Assismonth of August. tance Fund, established by The board also approved the following the late Sidney attorney EuAdult Division employments at the hourly gene Elsass, is administered rates listed: Rocky Anderson, multi-skilled through The Community maintenance, $22; Herron Bennett, firefighter, Foundation of Shelby County. $22; Jessica Persinger, pharmacy technician, Applicants must be ap$20; James Petrofes, multi-skilled maintenance, $22; Sue Phillis, instructor, $22; Patri- proaching their final year of law school. Students from cia Sickels, computer classes, $22; Brad Van Shelby County, or a county Tilburgh, photography, $19; Michelle Walker, oil painting, $19; and Jeannette Weaver, recep- abutting Shelby County, may apply. Applications will betionist/secretary, $12.50. come available after Jan. 1 at The board accepted the following donations: Missy Black, Piqua, paint guns, timing light, soldering pencil, rubber mallet, wrenches, sockets and ratchets, electric sander and assorted screwdriver; and Joanne Turzynski, Tipp City, 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser. For Gift Subscriptions please call 937-498-5939 The board’s next meeting will be Aug. 27 at or 1-800-688-4820 6 p.m. in the Applied Technology Center.

Program restoration discussed PIQUA — During Upper Valley Career Center’s July Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Nancy Luce discussed restoration of a manufacturing program and a shared position to assist with promoting collaboratively designed services from Edison Community College. Luce also reported four positions, two family and consumer science instructors, a cosmetology instructor and a paraprofessional in the medical technologies program, are to be filled. The board approved environment and earth science textbooks for the 2012-13 school year and also approved the purchase of 163 computer task chairs from Salem Office Products at a cost of $17,122. The state share is $12,842 and the local share is $4,280. The Microsoft lease agreement in the amount of $17,254 was approved and a platemaker for the design and digital print technologies program was purchased for $68,700. Due to decreased enrollment, a reductionin-force resolution was adopted for one science instructor position. The following resignations were accepted by the board: Jennifer Cross, family and consumer science instructor; Kevin Geise, bus driver; Jennifer Hobbs, cosmetology instructor;

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Excellent Equipment $500/WK- Minimum (call for details) Medical Insurance plus Eye & Dental 401K Retirement

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


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ANNA 2 bedroom downstairs, $400 monthly plus deposit. Clean carpets! No pets. Close to park. ( 9 3 7 ) 2 9 5 - 3 6 0 7 (937)295-3720

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3 BEDROOM Half duplex, all appliances included, 682 West Hoewisher, $650 monthly plus deposit, no pets, Available September 1st (937)493-0834

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

1 BEDROOM, Northend Sidney, appliances, air, some utilities, laundry facility, NO PETS. $375, (937)394-7265


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

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3 BEDROOM, Duplex, Sidney, appliances, air, laundry hookup, no pets, $495 (937)394-7265

ENCHANTING 3-4 bedroom home in Sidney. Fireplace, garage, patio, verandah with water fountain. A must see! $1100 monthly plus deposit. (937)658-1595

2 BEDROOM mobile home in country, $450 monthly/ deposit, No pets, 10448 Pasco Montra Road, Sidney, (937)489-8927 OFFICE SPACE, 956 sq ft, located on St. Marys Avenue, Kitchenette, bathroom, most utilities paid, ample parking, $495 monthly plus deposit, (937)489-9921

LOTS south of Degraff, $1000 down. 2 Acres $15,900, $139 monthly. 3 Acres, $19,900, $175 monthly. 5 Acres, $28,900, $249 monthly. 9.2 Acres, $59,800, $410 monthly. (828)884-6627


whirlpool tubs in both baths, finished basement, 4 car garage, swimming pool, new geothermal, 2.5 acres, 2300 square foot 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, $ 2 1 9 0 0 0 . (937)710-3571.

GREAT HOME, great price! 3 bedroom, 1 bath, two story, vinyl. $15,000. (770)609-9663.

MINT CONDITION, By owner, Bon Air area, $144,900, 3 Bedrooms, 2 full bath, Large laundry room, 2 car garage, Vaulted Ceiling, gas brick Fireplace, Slate and oak floors, Large Lot, mature trees, (937)335-5440

RENT TO OWN! 100% financing, remodeled 4 bedroom, garage, CA, 811 Clinton, (937)526-3264.

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215 COURT Street. 2 story Colonial, 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, garage. $600 month + utilities + deposit, (800)325-4989.


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2 BEDROOM, completely remodeled double, appliances, Northend Sidney, $575 month + deposit, no pet, (937)394-7418, (937)394-7206.

3 BEDROOM 1 1/2 bath central air basement garage $675, 3 bedroom 2 bath central air garage $650, 2 bedroom $500 1 bedroom $350 (937)492-0966

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2 BEDROOM, all appliances included. Newer flooring. $395 month + deposit. (937)394-7206

2 BEDROOM SPECIAL $350 monthly, Michigan Street, Sidney, appliances, washer/ dryer hookup, NO PETS. (937)638-0235

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1510 SPRUCE. 2 bedroom apartment, $445 month, Air, laundry, no pets. Background check. Call for showing. (937)710-5075

For Sale $875 a month


6+ acres, 2 year new, 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath ranch, oak kitchen, 2+ car garage, separate living room & family room, appliance allowance, pole barn started. Nice horse property or just room to roam. Love the country-watch the deer from your deck. Call 419-305-4415


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From the rocking chair friendly front porch to the private rear balcony off the beautiful country kitchen this 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath home has something for everyone. Hardwood floors, spacious rooms and walk-out basement. $99,500. Stop by 853 S. Ohio, Sidney and Pattie 937489-1861 will be glad to show you this beautiful house! 2305838

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Experienced diesel or trailer mechanics needed in Sidney, Troy, Marysville, and Columbus, OH. Experience required and CDL class A preferred. Great benefits, CDL, DOT physical, and uniforms paid. If you have your own tools, and want to grow in the truck leasing and repair industry, send resume or apply in person to:


DRYER, Kitchen Aide. Cream color. Good condition. Works great! $65 (937)778-8286 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, solid oak with Sony TV included. Nice shelving and compartments for storing DVD's/ Bluerays, etc. Both are like new. Please email with questions, or offers. Thank you, $150 nmstephenson@

FURNITURE, breakfast table, Dining room table/ buffet, Lazy Boy sofa/ recliner, love seat, sofa table/ end tables, game table (937)308-3440 AIR CONDITIONER, GE 8000 BTU window Air Conditioner with remote, used 1 month, Cost $210 new, asking $150, in new condition, (937)498-8031 after 5pm

BIKE, 20 inch Hannah Montana, girls bike, good condition, $50, (937)418-3258

BIKE, 20 inch Slumber Party girls bike, good condition, $50, (937)418-3258

COUCH brown plaid, green and ivory. Old library table. 7 cuft Whirlpool chest freezer. Trombone. Trumpet. 5 folding chairs. Christmas tree (6ft and table top), Nordic Track treadmill. (937)295-3072 GAS STOVE, 2 new light fixtures, Over the stove microwave, Priced to sell! (937)489-9921

LIFT CHAIR, $350. Dinette table/4 chairs, $85. Couch, $50. End tables, $20, 2 diagonal $35. Books, albums, vases. (937)498-9739 Sidney

LIFT CHAIRS, 1-large, $150. 1-newer, with heat and massage (paid $1100), $400. Invacare electric hospital bed with rail, $300. (937)778-1573

MOUNTAIN BIKE, 24 inch womens bike, good condition, $75, (937)418-3258

POWER CHAIR, excellent condition, $1800, (937)606-2106.

TROY first come first serve to buy remainder of a large moving sale! Not interested in donations, for further information call mike anytime at (937)573-7955 WORK BENCH, antique oak, 40" X 78", 2 drawers, photos available, $75 firm, (248)694-1242 Piqua

AQUARIUM, 125 gallon, on oak credenza with storage, $500 OBO (937)448-2823 if no answer leave message BORDER COLLIE Puppies. Beautiful black & white. 1st shots. $150 each. (765)874-1058

FISH TANK 29 gallon, With stand, good condition, Has lid with light, $100, (937)418-3258 KITTENS, 2 cute males, 9 weeks old, free to good home! (937)492-8856

Pattie Braunm 937-489-1861

OPEN HOUSE SUN. 8/5 • 1-3 10920 McClure Rd. Affordable country home sits on almost an acre lot in Anna school district! This tri-level home features 3 bedrooms with a possible 4th and sits on a quiet road on a pretty country lot. Newer roof and freshly painted are a few updates. Roomy 2 car garage with plenty of storage. Come take a look…priced to sell at $149,900. Call Rita today to set up your showing!

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LABRADOR PUPPIES, purebred, black and chocolate, non-papered. Ready to go now. Mother and father on premises. each. $200 (937)726-0896 PUPPY. POMERANIAN Adorable, Chocolate, Male, 11 weeks, $150. (937)778-8816

PUG Free to good home. Housebroken. Great for person. elderly (937)526-3950 TICKETS, Bristol Race, 4 sets of 2 tickets. Each set includes 1 Food City Friday Saturday 8/24, 1 Irwin Night Race 8/25, $93 per set (937)492-0804 WOODWORKING EQUIPMENT, Troy area, table saw, radial arm saw, lots more Craftsman, Delta, Ryobi, Rockler power equipment. Some handheld power tools. All like new. Most have original owners manual & lots of accessories. Call to leave name & number, (937)658-0906. TRAILER want to purchase trailer approximately 6' x 10' in size (937)890-5334

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1995 OLDSMOBILE, 1 owner. 95,000 miles. Runs great! Good condition. REDUCED PRICE!!!! (937)497-7220 1996 PONTIAC Grand AM SE, 118k miles, 4 cycle, automatic, great on gas, new tires, muffler, tune up, dependable $1950 OBO (937)620-8432 1997 MAZDA Miata 5 speed 4 cylinder, air, power windows, new top, leather interior, like new tires, blue with tan top, 123,700 miles, runs good, great gas mileage, asking $4295 (937)524-9069 2000 OLDSMOBILE Bravada, all power, new brakes, leather seats, sun roof, cold A/C, 6 CD player in console, asking $2975, call (937)332-0856 for info or to see

2007 BASS Tracker Pro Team 170TX, powered by 2007 50hp Mercury, Trail Star trailer, Custom covsuperb condition er, $9100 (937)394-8531 2001 DUTCHMAN Tent camper, very good condition, AC, furnace, propane stove, sleeps 8, $1850, (937)773-5623 or (937)214-0524 1997 KAWASAKI Vulcan, 500cc. Low rider. Looks and runs great. Excellent starter bike with 10,000 miles, asking $1500. (937)778-8816 1999 KAWASAKI 800A, Not to big. small- Just right!, Condition, (937)394-7 (937)658-0392 2006 HONDA $3000 (937)570-6267


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ANNA, 319 Mill Street, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 9am-4pm, Moving sale! Furniture, computer, dishes, household items, home decor, Clothing, antiques, electronics, Miscellaneous, Everything must go! FLETCHER, 6390 Loy Rd, August 1st, 2nd and 3rd 8-6. BIG SALE! Good shape Super C farm tractor, hood grill and radiator included, what-nots, bedding and desks, outside yard equipment, tools, jewelry and wood stereo cabinets, TV's, men and womens clothes and shoes (size 8-3/6), wood end tables, queen mattress and much more!!! Rain or shine!!!!

FLETCHER, 9320 N. Lostcreek Shelby Rd., Thursday & Friday, 8:30am-6:30pm, Table & chair sets, Western canister, kids clothes, American Doll Items, kitchen playset, toys, books, games, leather purses, beanbags, lots of miscellaneous

FT. LORAMIE, 10975 St. Rt. 362 (across from campgrounds), Thursday & Friday, 8am-5pm. Five Family Sale! Girls/ boys clothes NB to adult. Coach purses, Premier & Lia Sophia jewelry, curio cabinet, home decor, vases for wedding reception, lots of miscellaneous. PIQUA, 425 Brook Street, August 1st-8th, 8am-Dark, Cheap prices, like getting almost free! We have everything from household to outdoor stuff. Our biggest sale ever! So don't miss this one! You'll leave smiling!

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LEGAL NOTICE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO Case No. 12CV000158 Judge James F. Stevenson JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. John Dicke aka John D. Dicke, et al., Defendants Unknown Heirs, the devisees, legatees, executors, administrators, and assigns of John Dicke, aka John D. Dicke, and the unknown guardians of minor and/or incompetent heirs of John Dicke, aka John D. Dicke, will take notice that on May 14, 2012, JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association filed its Complaint in the Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio, Case No. 12CV000158. The object of, and demand for relief in, the Complaint is to foreclose the lien of plaintiff's mortgage recorded upon the real estate described below and in which plaintiff alleges that the foregoing defendants have or claim to have an interest: Parcel number(s): 1-1825203.035 Property address: 112 W Bennett Street, Sidney, OH 45365 The defendants named above arerequired to answer the Complaint within twenty-eight (28) days after the last publication of this legal notice. This legal notice will be published once a week for three successive weeks Kelly A. Spengler, Attorney July 27, Aug. 3, 10

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PEMBERTON 6666 Guppy St. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8-5. HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE!! Womens clothes (all sizes), what-knots, collectibles, glassware, kitchen utensils, electric ice cream machine, antique table, cedar chest, just too much to list! PIQUA, 155 East Snodgrass Road (4 miles north of Piqua off old 25A), August 1, 2 & 3, 9am-5pm. Barn sale! Craftsman work bench & belt sander, new sump pump & hose, canning jars with sink & porcelain lids, blue canning jars, small bench vise, collectors items, old albums & sheet music, 3 camper jacks, antique wagon jack, tow bar, hitch extension, Ruth Lyons miscellaneous, tables of miscellaneous.

PIQUA, 9325 North County Road 25A, Thursday, Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-? Baby girl clothes, welder, woodworking tools, wheel barrow, craft supplies, crafts, sewing machine, and lots of miscellaneous.

PIQUA, 9820 North Fairview Road. Friday and Saturday 8:30-5. Honda, leather motorcycle jacket, pants, ski clothes, right and left handed golf clubs, decorative copper yard sprinklers, rotisserie, DVD's, costume jewelry, broaches, name brand men, junior and petite size 6-8 women's clothes.

SIDNEY, 121 W. Water, Friday, Saturday, 8am-4pm, Moving Sale Wagnerware, antiques, gym equipment, clothes, 7 1/2' island counter top with cabinets, stove, odds and ends!

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2003 HARLEY Davidson Road King Classic, Rinehart exhaust, sundowner seat, luggage rack, 23,000 miles, good condition garage kept, $11,000 (937)492-3740 1989 JEEP Wrangler army green, 68,750 miles. automatic 6 cyl 4.2L injected engine $1990. (740)963-9609

NOTICE OF LORAMIE TOWNSHIP SPECIAL MEETING Loramie Township Trustees will hold a special meeting on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Loramie Township Building located at 3505 Russia-Versailles Road, Russia OH 45363. The meeting is in regards to renewal or replacement of Houston Fire Operating Levy. The meeting will be open to the public. Bonnie Paulus, Fiscal Officer. Aug. 3

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1997 FORD COACHMAN CATALINA RV 460 gas engine, slideout, 34 feet, dual air, generator, 26K original miles, newer tires. Asking $22,000. (937)773-9526

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SIDNEY, 12748 Kirkwood Rd., (off of 25A) Friday, Saturday, 9am-?, Clothing, carseat/ stroller combo, toddler bed, electronic dog fence, new thrush mufflers, car, 17" rims, ipods, camping supplies, toys, movies, printer, games, lots of miscellaneous! SIDNEY, 1840 North Cisco Rd. (off 29) Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8am-4pm, MOVING SALE! Living room suite, computers, bedroom suites, Tupperware, Jewelry, fishing & hunting items, antiques, Home Interiors, shelves, knick knacks, Cat Collectibles, clothing. SIDNEY, 2020 North Broadway Friday, 9am-4pm, Saturday, 9am-1pm, College students welcome, Sofa, chairs, sofa table, end tables, lamps, dining table, buffet, entertainment centers, full bed, dresser, small appliances, dishes, silverware, Circulon pans, fax machines, cash registers, adult clothing, blankets, much more!

SIDNEY, 2114 Wapakoneta Ave. Friday 9-3, Saturday 9-2. 1932 Vintage refrigerator, vintage Schwinn bike, junior name brand clothes, womens clothes, 35mm camera, cassettes, VHS movies, small desk, picture frames, records and albums, iPod dock, books, cast iron skillets, decorative table, Christmas decorations, and miscellaneous. SIDNEY 327 Linden Ave. Friday & Saturday 9am-4pm. Household goods, plus size clothing, boys & girls School clothing, boys shoes, Microwave, toaster, kids games, childrens chairs, Lots of miscellaneous, Must see!! great deals!!


SIDNEY, 225 Harvard Avenue, Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th, 8am-5pm and Sunday, August 5th, 8am-1pm. Large multi family garage sale name brand clothing, toys, tools, electronics, holiday items, Harley parts and a lot of miscellaneous. The garage sale is starting!

SIDNEY, 2401 Fair Road (past Marathon toward country) Friday, 9am-6pm. Saturday, 9am-1pm. Abercrombie, Bobby Jack, Gap, Childrens Place, Old Navy! Tons of girls clothing 8-12 over 200 items, womens Plus size, Riding mower, miscellaneous, Please no early birds. Rain or Shine

SIDNEY, 2648 Terryhawk Drive, Friday & Saturday 7am-?, Household items, small womens clothes, craft items, knick knacks, cds, jewelry, miscellaneous

SIDNEY, 2711 Bridlewood Drive (off Hoewisher and Sidney Freyburg Road area), Friday & Saturday, 8am-1pm. MOVING SALE!! First sale of season!!, Arbor, Chiminea, bakers rack, clothes, tv, stereo, toy box, garden edging, Chaise loungers, miscellaneous

SIDNEY, 2987 Summerfield Trail, Friday & Saturday, 9am-2pm. Baby boy clothes 0-2T, men's 2X, women's plus, prom dresses, table lamps, bassinet, surround sound, lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY 320 North Walnut Ave. Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm. HUGE garage sale!! Tools, Nascar, housewares and more items

SIDNEY 328 Lunar. Friday 9-4, and Saturday 9-12. NEW ITEMS ADDED! Lots of great items at great prices!!!!! Something for everyone. Don't miss this sale.

SIDNEY, 4351 Hardin Wapak Road, Thursday, 5pm-9pm, Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm. Multi Family - even the car! Coca Cola, Precious Moments and other collectibles.

SIDNEY 508, 519, 520 Franklin Ave. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-3pm. Cherry oak china cabinet, antique stove, tools, collector plates, match covers, collector cans, miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 511 Hall. Thursday and Friday 9am-4pm. Playstation 2, 2 controllers, 2 Guitar Heros and games, Nintendo DS, New power tools and hand tools, Lots of nice boys clothes, plus womens clothes, Lots of toys

SIDNEY 5301 Hardin Wapak Rd. Friday noon-8, Saturday 10-6. 1880's Victorian bed set, Sears generator 2500W, small roto-tiller, boys baby clothes (Newborn-6mos), exersaucer, swimming pool, baker's rack, small entertainment center, exercise machine (ProForm R-930). Lady: please return to pick up pool filter.

SIDNEY 6949 TawawaMaplewood Rd. Thursday 9-5. Friday 9-5. BARN SALE! Saddle, TV, Desk, Chairs, NASCAR, Tables, Pack n Play, Tools, Carseat, Riding Lawnmower, Book Case, Glassware, The Wave, Games, and more!

SIDNEY, 595 West Hoewisher, Friday, 8am-4pm & Saturday, 8am-Noon. MOVING SALE! CLEAN boy's clothes NB-large, baby items, playmat, car & booster seats, stroller, tons of namebrand toys, Pack'N'Play, baby gates, maternity clothes, Gazelle, home decor, holiday decorations, kitchen appliances.

SIDNEY, 610 FrazierGuy Road (Between Miami Shelby and Kirkwood Road), Saturday only!! 9am-5pm, Multi Family Sale!! Little bit of everything, Something for everyone!

SIDNEY 650 Campbell Rd. Friday 9-4, Saturday 9-1. MOVING SALE!!! TV's, entertainment center, phones, variety of electronics, kitchen table, piano, miscellaneous items, clothing, baby toys, chandelier.

SIDNEY, 6625 Stoker Road, Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, Furniture, glassware, clothing, costume jewelry, tools, miscellaneous men's items, something for everyone!!!

SIDNEY, 7243 State Route 47W, (before Cecil) Saturday only! 9am-?, Moving Sale, Furniture, dvd's, Wii, XBox 360, PS3 games, Barbies, toys, home/ lawn decor, mountain bike, knick knacks, name brand boys/ junior clothes, Lots more!!!

SIDNEY 816 Clinton Ave. Friday and Saturday 8-5. MASSIVE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE!!!! Household items, furniture, collectibles, comics, books, glassware, knick-knacks, lots of miscellaneous items priced to sell. SIDNEY 920 N Miami (in back alley) Thursday & Friday 9-3, Saturday 9-? Furniture, TV's, walnut dining room table, microwave, sports equipment, books, baby toys, clothes and much more. Adding new items daily. MUST SEE! SIDNEY, 9733 County Road 25A, Friday, 8am-5pm & Saturday, 8am-Noon. Curio cabinet, reclining lift chair, drop leaf table, corner cabinet, Barbie houses, toy box, toys, clothes, miscellaneous items. TIPP CITY, 2333 Ross Road Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-5pm Huge sale, Estate and Contractor plus 3 family, tools, antiques, furniture, household, building material, many new doors and windows, old cars, and a race car

TROY, 1580 N Dorset Road. Saturday only! 9am-1pm, Mid County Church of Christ ANNUAL GIVEAWAY, Come out all treasure hunters, all types of items, household, books, clothing, school supplies, tools, decorations, lots of miscellaneous, YES! its all free.

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