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DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Pages 2-3 today: • Don L. Reed Sr. • Robert L. Alexander • Eugene “Gene” Vernon Boroff Sr. • Ralph P. Hempfling • Mary E. Swain • Carl “Whitey” Wiford • Dorothy Ann Burnham • Elenora Hess

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Attorney General’s office to have Kimpel suspended from office pending the outcome of his criminal case. According to Nasal, suspension of Kimpel’s term would be precedent-setting. The law which allows it was established in 2005 and has never been used. If the Ohio Supreme Court approves Nasal’s request, Kimpel would be suspended with pay until his case is concluded. He would be able to return to office if he is not convicted. If Kimpel should leave office, the Shelby County Com-

missioners would initially appoint someone to take his place. Shelby County Prosecutor Ralph Bauer discussed the process of replacing Kimpel, 57, a Republican who resides near Botkins. “Hypothetically, the commissioners could appoint that day or the next day,” Bauer said. He explained that if Kimpel vacates the office, an appointee would have to meet all requirements of the office of sheriff and have completed See KIMPEL/Page 2

Glow baby glow: hot air balloon glow set for tonight Sidney Municipal Airport’s 2011 air fair opens today at 5 p.m. with a cruise-in at 5 p.m. followed by a balloon glow. The airport is located three miles south of Sidney on 14833 Sidney-Plattsville Road. Admission is free for both today’s and Saturday’s events. The annual event continues at 8 a.m. Saturday with a pancake and sausage breakfast until 11 a.m. with Relay for Life lunches available until 2 p.m. There will be special activities for youngsters and a number of door prizes. Airplane and helicopter rides will be offered at a reasonable cost and a CareFlight helicopter will be among aircraft on static display during the day. A food concession will be provided by the Lehman High School Athletic Boosters. Aviation fuel will be available at cost on Photo provided Saturday. For more information on the event, area COLORFUL HOT air balloons are grouped along a flight line during Sidney Municresidents may call 492-9794. ipal Airport’s Balloon Glow at last year’s Air Fair.

Local organizations lose tax-exempt status COLUMBUS — The Internal Revenue Service has added 2,780 Ohio tax-exempt organizations, including 20 in Sidney, to a list of those that lost their exempt status in June for failing to file legally required annual returns or notices for three consecutive years. IRS spokeswoman Jennifer A. Jenkins said Thursday,

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FCCLA MEMBERS Katherine Hinkle, (l-r) Danielle Zimmerman and Tyler Gibson show the wreaths they made for the wreath laying ceremony to be held Saturday in Washington, D.C, by local World War II and Korean War veterans who are visitng their memorials. Advisers for the Sidney Chapter are Carol Breinch and Tina. Werntz. FCCLA is a satellite program of the Upper Valley Career Center.

FCCLA members create wreaths for veterans trip Sidney High School students in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) program recently made wreaths for the veterans group preparing to take their semi-annual trip to Washington, D.C. For the last four years, students have worked to make the wreaths, which accompany the veterans on their trip to the nation’s capital. One of the wreaths is placed at the World War II Monument and another is


placed at the Korean Monument by the veteran’s group. “Our students always enjoy making theses wreaths for our Veterans,” explained FCCLA adviser Tina Werntz. “It is an important lesson in honoring those who gave of themselves to serve our country.” Werntz and Carol Breinich are the teacher advisers for the Sidney Chapter FCCLA group. The FCCLA program is a satellite program of the Upper Valley Career Center.


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Fire, rescue THURSDAY -4:35 a.m.: alarm. Sidney firefighters were dispatched to 1420 Carrol Street on a report of a problem with a smoke detector. No problem was found. WEDNESDAY -11:17 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of Karen Avenue on a medical call. -9:35 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 900 block of Michigan

Street on a medical call. -4:53 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 1800 block of Shawnee Drive. -3:13 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 500 block of West North Street. -12:24 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1200 block of Campbell Road on a medical call. -8:42 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1000 block of Fair Road on a medical call. -7:40 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1100 block of Cinnamon Ridge Lane on a medical call. -7:38 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 1900 block of Wapakoneta Avenue on a medical call.

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COLDWATER— Eleanora Hess, 86, of Coldwater, died at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. She was born July 30, 1925, in Fort Loramie, to William and Amelia (Luthman) Frilling. On June 16, 1946, she married Jerome Hess in Fort Loramie. He preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 2000. Eleanora is survived by five children, Betty Jane and Carson Cheeks, of St. Henry, Linda and Thomas Knapke, of Engelwood, Virginia and Robert Niekamp, of Rosholt, Wis., Donna and Daniel Eyink, of Coldwater, and Daniel and Deb Hess, of St. Henry; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandbrothers, children; Robert Frilling, of McCartyville and Roman and Mildred Frilling, of St. Henry; sisters-in-law, Lorina Frilling, of St. Marys and Barb Frilling,

of Wisconsin. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and seven brothers. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Rosary Altar Sodality. She retired as a nurses aide at Community Hospital, Coldwater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home-Coldwater today from 3 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. Memorials may be directed to State of the Heart Hospice, 230 West Main St., Coldwater, OH 45828. Condolences may be left at the funeral home’s at website

Additional obituaries appear on Page 3A KIMPEL fingerprint and background checks and have been approved by the Shelby County Common Pleas Court judge. After the commissioners make an initial apthe pointment, Republican Party would have 45 days to name a person to complete Kimpel’s term, which expires in November 2012. Bauer said the person appointed by the commissioners could be the same one chosen by the GOP. Last week, former Sheriff John Lenhart of Jackson Center announced his intention to run for sheriff in the Republican primary next spring. Anna Police Chief Scott Evans said he intends to run too, as a Democrat. In related matters, Kimpel has been ordered by Auglaize County Common Pleas Court Judge Frederick Pepple to be examined by a physician and determine whether he is “suffering from any venereal disease.” If he is, the court order states he must undergo treatment. Kimpel has been ordered to “be tested to determine if he is a carrier of a virus that cause(s) acquired immune deficiency syndrome.” Cost of the testing is to be paid by Kimpel. Nasal said if Kimpel

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From Page 1 is convicted of sexual battery, he would have to register as a sex offender. Kimpel is expected to be arraigned next week. He will enter a written plea and not have to appear in person. “That’s a common practice in their (Auglaize) county,” Nasal said. “He’ll enter a not guilty plea in their county and the bond will be continued, I assume.” A bond of $100,000 was set Wednesday and Kimpel posted the required 10 percent, or $10,000. Bauer and Nasal said Kimpel is not allowed to carry a gun while under indictment for a felony. “He’s prohibited because of a sex offense, a violent crime,” Bauer said. A pretrial hearing is expected to take place Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m. in Auglaize County Common Pleas Court. In addition to the sexual battery charge filed against Kimpel, Van Fossen has also filed a civil lawsuit against him and Capt. Michael Eilerman in federal court, making a variety of work-related claims against the men, including harassment, intimidation and being subjected to a hostile work environment. (Van Fossen has since been fired by Kimpel.) A mediation meeting on the case will take place Oct. 6.

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Residents pledge support for DBA BY TOM BARNETT Participants in several recent meetings held to consider the future of Sidney’s Downtown Business Association have expressed continued support of the organization, Jeff Raible, Chamber of Commerce president, reports. The DBA, sponsored by the chamber, has functioned in the past largely as an event planning organization and facilitator of monthly meetings for the benefit of the downtown Sidney business community. Events managed include Sidney’s Great Farmers Market, Easter, Valentines, Mother and Fathers Day promotions, Kids on the Square and Kids Fall Festival and the annual Winter Wonderland Lighting ceremony and parade. In addition, the DBA director has historically held a significant planning role with Sidney’s annual Applefest. The organization maintains a website on behalf of the downtown business district and serves as a conduit between downtown merchants and the city of Sidney. Raible said the chamber will be submitting a 2012 application for support to the city to secure funding for the organization in 2012 and that the chamber is fully committed to fulfilling all obligations made by the DBA to the city, downtown business owners and the community. The requested funding will be the same

amount received from the city in 2011, he said, “but funding at a lesser level could jeopardize continued existent of the organization.” The resignation in July of DBA director Cindy Stangel is being managed with an internal reorganization of chamber resources in order to assure the same level of programming previously delivered can be sustained through year’s end in 2011, he assured merchants. Participating in the Sept. morning and afternoon DBA meetings with Raible were representatives of the Board of Shelby County Commissioners, Compassionate Care, US Bank, The Spot restaurant and Ron and Nita’s. It was suggested a future DBA focus might be directed toward economic development to revitalize the downtown business district, including efforts to recruit new businesses and seeking development grants for revitalization. “However, with the services of only a parttime director, such a mission would be a difficult undertaking,” Raible advised. The suggestion the new city manager Sidney is currently seeking could offer some measure of guidance on a future DBA vision was advanced by association members. The meeting attendees, as a group, indicated they would like to see meetings continue and that Wednesday morning meetings at 8 a.m. work best for their schedules.

Dulworth, Quinlisk win medals at championships Sidney Shelby County YMCA Acrobatics Gymnastics competitors Cassie Dulworth and Lexi Quinlisk brought home the Silver medal at the 2011 USA Acrobatics Gymnastics Championships held in San Jose, Calif., recently. This weeklong event brought acrobatic participants from the east to west coasts of the USA. The elite/world participants shared a dance/stunt show after their performances. The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA is the only

YMCA in the country that is involved in this sport; with more than 50 clubs and more than 800 athletes, our YMCA Acrobatics participants captured the silver medals. E i g h t e e n - y e a r- o l d Dulworth has been in the Acrobatics Gymnastics program at the Y for 10 years and 12-year-old Lexi is going into her fourth year in the program. Both girls are Sidney residents. Lexi also received the Athlete of the Year Award at the Regional Championships.

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PIQUA — Don L. Reed Sr., 80, of 203 McKinley Ave., died at 5:40 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. Private services are being provided to the family through the Jamieson and Yannucci Funeral Home.

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Robert L. Alexander Robert L. Alexander, 91, Sidney, of passed away Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at 3:30 a.m. at Dorothy RetireLove ment Center, Sidney. He was born on Oct. 14, 1919, in Sidney, the son of the late Leonard Joseph and Viola Margaret (Barga) Alexander. On June 11, 1938, he married Virginia Allen who preceded him in death July 11, 2001. Robert is survived by daughters, Mary Bornhorst and Betty Whitmore, of Sidney, Mrs. Ida (Donald) Bodiker, of Beaufort, S.C.; sons, Robert (Jimmie) Alexander and Ronald (Doretta) Alexander, of Sidney; brothers, Francis (Carole) Alexander, of Sidney, Paul (Dorothy) Alexander, of Milford; 14 grandchildren, 34 greatgrandchildren, and 17 g r e a t - g r e a t grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Virgil Alexander, Joseph Alexander and Raymond Alexander; and one sister, Mary Catherine Alexander. Robert was retired

from A & B Machine in Sidney. He previously managed Clark Service Station for several years in Sidney and Piqua. He also worked at Electric Motor Service in Piqua and Althoff Service Station in Sidney. Robert also worked for Shelby County Maintenance. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Sidney. He loved playing cards, camping, working on cars, cutting wood and plowing snow. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, with the Rev. Keith Matthews officiating. Family and friends may call on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Cedar Cemetery, Point Pasco. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or Dorothy Love Lifecare, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, OH 45365. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Eugene ‘Gene’ Vernon Boroff Sr. E u g e n e “Gene” Vernon Boroff Sr., 92, passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Dorothy Love with two of his children at his bedside. He was born in St. Marys on June 24, 1919, to the late Curtis and Faye (Brown) Boroff. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rose (Schmidt) Boroff and his second wife, Phyllis (Konz) Engle Boroff; also four brothers, Gaylord Boroff, Eber Boroff, Curtis Boroff Jr. and George Anderson, three sisters, Loola Boroff, Garnett Boroff and Mary Gordon; one grandson, Albin Smith; one greatgranddaughter, Michelle Crawford; and one stepson, Michael Engle. He is survived by one

sister, Ethel Anderson; four children, Geraldine Brown, Darla Sever, Eugene Boroff Jr., and Margie Ferguson; four stepchildren, Sara Close, Mrs. Harvey (Emma) Branscum, Margaret Johnson, and Patrick (Ann) Engle; two special nieces, Ann Sapp and Edith Elliott; many more nieces and nephews too numerous to mention; 28 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchiland 36 dren g r e a t - g r e a t grandchildren. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army for nine years and retired for United Telephone Co. There will be no funeral service. The family will have a private memorial at a later time.

Ralph P. Hempfling FINDLAY — Ralph P. Hempfling, 76, of Findlay, passed away at 11 p.m., W e d n e s d a y, Sept. 21, 2011, at his residence. He was born on March 16, 1935, in Delphos to the late Oscar J. and Marcella A. ( R a h r i g ) Hempfling. He married Rosalie A. Luthman on May 28, 1960, and she survives. Ralph is also survived by sons, Jeffrey L. Hempfling, of Midland, Mich. and Craig A. (Ivana), of Serbia; a daughter, Anita L. (Mark) Frena, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; grandchildren, Jordan, Ariana and Luna Hempfling, Victoria, Catherine and Christine Frena; a brother, Robert (Bobby) Hempfling, of Coldwater; and sisters, Alice (Walter) Schroeder, of Columbus Grove, Angela Schroeder, of Bluffton, and Velma Kill, of Lima. Ralph was retired as a computer engineer for IBM. He did a lot of volunteer work for the com-

munity, St. Michael Parish and School, Humane Society, Senior Citizen Center and American Cancer Society. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (East) with the Rev. Monsignor Michael Hohenbrink, celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Findlay. Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Hancock County Memorial Squad. The rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Parish, Bridge Home Health and Hospice and/or Cancer Patient Services. Online condolences may be made via

Mary E. Swain Mary E. Swain, 51, of 503 S. Highland passed Ave., away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at 12:55 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital. She was born on Oct. 19, 1959, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Coy and Evelyn (Snyder) Hatfield. On Dec. 10, 1988, she married Eddie A. Swain, who survives along with three sons, Gary Swain and Jennifer Leis, Sean Williamson and Kelley Lambdin, and Jerry Swain, all of Sidney; one stepdaughter, Tasha Cassidy and husband Jimmy, of Xenia; five grandchildren, Morgan, Elizabeth, Gracie, Braiden and Emma; one brother, Kenneth Hatfield and wife Sheryl, of Quincy; and one sister, Joyce Fogt and husband Gary, of Sidney.

Mrs. Swain started working at Stolle Corp. in 1977 and continued working for American Trim until 2009. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Funeral Cromes Home, 302 S. Main Ave, with Pastor Don Trumbull officiating. Burial will follow at Beechwood Cemetery in Lockington. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Mary’s family to help with funeral expenses. Condolences may be expressed to the Swain family at the funeral home’s website,

Carl ‘Whitey’ Wiford C a r l “ W h i t e y ” Wiford, 83, of 3499 County 25A Road South, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at the Fair Haven Shelby County Home at 7:20 a.m. He was born on Jan. 21, 1928, in Sidney, the son of the late Carl and Floy (West) Wiford. On June 28, 1952, he Sue Ann married Zimpfer and she survives along with two children, Mrs. Tom (Teresa Marie) Konz, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and John A. Wiford and his wife Veronica, of Breauxbridge, La.; one granddaughter, Brittany; and one greatgranddaughter, Jade. Three brothers preceded him in death. Whitey was a World War II Army veteran in

the 11th Airborne. He was a life member of the Sidney Elks Lodge 786, Sidney Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amvets, Sidney American Legion Post 217 and the N.R.A. Mr. Wiford was a retired machinist and asat sembler Baumfolder Corp. Graveside services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Loramie Valley Cemetery in Botkins. There will be no public visitation prior to the graveside service. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Cromes Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave. Condolences may be expressed to the Wiford family at the funeral home’s website,

Dorothy Ann Burnham PIQUA— Dorothy Ann Burnham, 86, 648 W. Greene St., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at 9:27 p.m., at her residence. She was born on April 22, 1925, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Ora and Pearl (Locker) Koons Coddington. On March 4, 1948 she married Wesley O. Burnham, who preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1987. She is survived by three children, JoAnn Kinder and husband Larry, of Tipp City, John Burnham and wife Annie, of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Paul Burnham, of Piqua; three grandchildren, Shawn Burnham, Nick Kinder, and Christina Kinder Boes; and three greatgrandchildren. Preceding her in death was one son, Mark Burnham, two sisters and one brother. Dorothy’s many in-

terests were flowers and gardening and bird watching. She also loved baseball and especially the Cincinnati Reds. She was a h o m e m a k e r, and also had been a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Piqua for 25 years. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with the Rev. Tom Grilliot officiating. Burial will be at Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney. Friends may call Saturday from 9 a.m. until hour of service at Cromes Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Miami County in memory of Dorothy Ann Burnham. Condolences may be expressed to the Burnham family at the funeral home’s website,

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Versailles BOE honors Wuebker VERSAILLES — Dr. David Vail extended commendations to Dena Wuebker for being named the Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Mentor Teacher of the Year at the recent Versailles Board of Education meeting. During items of action, the board approved: • The list of class and workbook fees for Versailles High School for the 2011-2012 school year. • The handbooks for Versailles High School, Versailles Middle School, and Versailles Elementary School for the 201112 school year. • To accept with appreciation 16 Holloway golf shirts donated to the girls’ golf team from Vicky Olwine. • The treasurer be authorized to register interested board members, administrators and the treasurer for the Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference to be held Nov. 13-16 in Columbus. Registration is $250 per person or $1,500 for more than six registrants from the same district. • The Band Equipment Trailer Agreement between the Versailles Music Boosters and the Versailles Board of Education for the 2011-12 school year. • Steve Bey and Tyler Bey as volunteer football coaches for the 2011-12 school year • Entered an agreement with Wayne HealthCare to provide sports medicine services to the students/athletes of the Versailles Schools participating in OHSAA sponsored athletic programs for the 2011-12 school year • Support the plan to conduct class electronically for three days during the 2011-12 school if it is necessary to close school for any of the reasons specified in Division (B) of section 3317.01 of the Revised Code in excess of the number of days permitted under sections 3313.28, 3313.481, and 3317.01 of the Revised Code. • Grant a diploma to Melissa Weese, who graduated with the Versailles class of 2011. • Grant Laura Gigandet (hourly cook) and Holly Keiser (aide) continuing contracts beginning with the 2011-12 school year. • Hire Tina Schmitz as a teacher’s aide/attendant for a student of the Versailles School District who is receiving education at Mississinawa Valley Schools for the 2011-12 school year with salary as per the schedule. • Grant supplemental contracts to Jacki Stonebraker (head girls basketball coach), Scott McEldowney (head boys basketball coach), A.J.

Bey (head wrestling coach), and Shawn Agne (head swim coach) for the 2011-12 school year. • Employ Sue Ahrens, Richard Alberts, Fred Borchers, Adam Borges, Tracy Bewer, Tom Cromwell, Mark Daley, Tom Donnelly, Stacey Dull, Stacie Eubank, Janeen Foltz, Toni Gibson, Johnny Graher, Lindsey Grilliot, Rob Grillot, Robin Gunckle, Matt Harman, Lisa Hart, Jesse Heise, Deborah Hemmelgarn, Debra Hemmelgarn, Kay Holfinger, Kyle Homan, Deborah Keiser, Tracy Knapke, Teddy Landis, Jr., Jamie McClurg, Renee McClurg, Sarah Mendenhall, Ron Mescher, Matt Mestemaker, Nancy Poling, Larry Roll, Marty Schipfer, Carmen Snyder, Joel Springle, Anthony Sollenberger, Connie Stammen, Bruce Stall, Maureen Subler, Cheyanne Toner, Jan Turner, Barry Wegman, Linda Wehrkamp, Cathy Wilker, Stephanie York, and Greg Zumberger as substitute teachers for the 2011-12 school year. • Employ Deb Bergman, Philip Martin, Jeanne Osterfeld, Mark Pleiman and Dena Wuebker as substitute bus drivers for the 2011-12 school year. • Employ Sandra Bey, Krista Harman, Michelle Hyre, Juliana Keihl, Paula Rutschilling, Marlene Schmitmeyer and Janet Zumberger as substitute cafeteria workers for the 2011-12 school year. • Employ Sandra Bey, Krista Harman, Roger Heckman, Juliana Keihl, Lori Potter and Melvin Potter as substitute custodians for the 2011-12 school year. • Employ Pam Beisner, Janice Berger, Lori Davidson, Krista Harman, Michelle Hyre, Joan Kunk, Lois Lyons, Marie Rose and Paula Rutschilling as substitute secretaries for the 201112 school year • Employ Janice Berger, Lori Davidson, Krista Harman, Michelle Hyre, Joan Kunk, Lois Lyons, Holly McEldowney, Marie Rose and Paula Rutschilling as substitute teacher’s aides/attendants and/or as computer lab aides for the 2011-12 school year. • Employ Bonnie Barga, Dave Barga, Tom Donnelly, Mary Lee Gehret, John Huddle, Jackie Kremer, Susan McEldowney, Eric Mescher, Ron Mescher, Cathy Meyer, Betsy Nisonger, Mike Nisonger, Rosie Pearson, Sandy Pierron, Joni Robinson, Ted Robinson, Carol Schuh, Randy Sears, Cheri Subler, Peg Summers, and Diane Yakos as sports events workers for the 2011-12 school year.

‘Armed Forces’ stamp could give veterans a retail discount

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PRESIDENT BARACK Obama delivers a speech promoting his jobs bill near the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati Thursday.

Obama challenges Boehner CINCINNATI (AP) — Needling his top Republican adversaries on their own turf, President Barack Obama stood in the shadow of an outdated and heavily used Ohio River bridge Thursday and called his rivals out by name to demand action on his $447 billion jobs bill. Making a point to choose a bridge linking House Speaker John Boehner’s home state of Ohio with Kentucky, the home of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, Obama struck a cheeky tone that underscored the politics of the moment. “Mr. Boehner, Mr. McConnell, help us rebuild this bridge,” he declared. “Help us rebuild America. Help us put construction workers back to work. Pass this bill.” The president’s incursion into northern Kentucky and southern Ohio is one of his most direct and defiant challenges to leaders of the opposition party. And it illustrated a desire by the president’s advisers to distinguish him from Republicans and to get them to share some of the blame for the struggling economy. Rejected as pure politics by Boehner and McConnell, the president’s in-your-face approach showed no sign of changing any minds in Congress. It also was a shift from the president’s outreach to Boehner this summer, when the two men tried to work out a deal that would extend the nation’s borrowing authority and cut long-

term deficits as well. Then, the president took Boehner golfing. Now, he’s taking him to task. “Part of the reason I came here is because Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell — those are the two most powerful Republicans in government,” Obama said. “They can either kill this jobs bill, or they can help pass this jobs bills.” Obama said his legislation would put construction workers back to work around the country on projects like the Brent Spence Bridge, but the White House readily conceded that the choice of the aging span south of Cincinnati was symbolic. The bridge is scheduled to be repaired anyway starting in 2015. “We have never suggested that ground would be broken on this project immediately,” press secretary Jay Carney said on Air Force One en route to Ohio, though he said the president’s job bill could speed up that timeline. By selecting Ohio, Obama also raised his profile in politically important Ohio, a state that he won in 2008 but that George W. Bush also won twice. The Cincinnati Enquirer, however, greeted his visit with a downbeat banner front page headline: “Obama visit won’t build new bridge.” McConnell and Boehner, both of whom have supported the bridge project, dismissed the visit as a political ploy.

Experts: Ohio political map tactic likely illegal COLUMBUS (AP) — A maneuver by state lawmakers that would protect a Republicandrawn congressional map from the possibility of a repeal by voters is likely unconstitutional, but it would take the state’s highest court to answer the question definitively, legal experts said Thursday. A spokesman for Gov. John Kasich said the measure will likely be signed on Monday. Before the Senate sent it to Kasich on Wednesday, a committee added $2.75 million to the bill to help local boards of

election implement the new map. Ohio’s Constitution states that bills appropriating money take effect immediately and are not subject to repeal by voters, which is something Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern had previously threatened. Democratic Party spokesman Seth Bringman said all options to fight the “unfair map” are still being considered. However, legal experts point to Ohio Supreme Court decisions that indicate that

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adding appropriations to such measures doesn’t always mean they can’t be repealed. “It seems to me that the bottom line is the redistricting plan is

subject to referendum (voter repeal),” said Prof. Daniel Tokaji, an election law expert at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University.

COLUMBUS — Ohio veterans can get an “Armed Forces” designation stamped on their driver’s license or state ID the next time they renew/update their driver’s license. The stamp, placed on the lower right of the license or ID, provides veterans with recognition of their military service. The stamp is provided at no additional cost when requested at the time a license or ID is renewed, but normal driver’s license fees still apply. “The ‘Armed Forces’ designation on the Ohio driver’s license and/or ID card recognizes the service of our military men, women and veterans,” said Ohio Department of Public Safety Director Thomas Charles. “We are proud to offer this no-cost way of recognizing those who have served.” One of the advantages of this program is that the specially labeled license may be honored by Ohio merchants who give military members or veterans a discount. Whether a discount is granted, however, is solely dependent upon each individual retailer’s policy. A number of retailers in Ohio will offer a military or veterans discount, either periodically during major holidays, or at all times. Retailers generally require that some form of photo ID is produced to receive the discount, either a current military active duty or retired ID card, an ID from the National Guard or Reserve, or an ID showing enrollment in health care from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA). But veterans who served

limited terms of service are generally not issued such documentation. The “Armed Forces” stamp, which has been in existence since December 2009, enables these veterans to have a photo ID as a sign of their service. To be eligible to receive the stamp, at no extra cost, veterans must provide to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles a copy of their DD 214 or DD 215 when they renew their driver’s license or military ID. Other forms of identification acceptable to receive the stamp include a VA ID, a current military ID, a leave and earnings statement, or a copy of orders. “I strongly encourage all veterans to get the ‘Armed Forces’ stamp when they renew their license,” said Ohio Department of Veterans Services Director Tom Moe. “Our department’s principal goal is to connect veterans to their benefits, and this will help us identify our veterans while possibly providing them with a very helpful benefit.” The Directors of Public Safety and Veterans Services emphasized that a military or veterans discount is not available from all retailers, or if so, perhaps not year-round. Whether or not a retailer provides a discount or accepts the “Armed Forces” stamp as proof of service to receive a discount is up to the policy for each individual retailer. However, the minimal time and effort expended to obtain the “Armed Forces” stamp, at no additional cost, could add up to real money saved next time they shop.

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Man dies in zip line run HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Police have identified the Maui man killed while testing a Big Island zip line and his Ohio coworker who was injured. Police say Ted Callaway of Lahaina fell 200 feet to his death on a rocky stream Wednesday morning while riding the zip line. His co-worker, Curtis Wright, of Miamisburg, Ohio, remains in critical condition Thursday. Police say they’re planning to send him to Honolulu via air ambulance. County officials are inInspectors vestigating. from the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health division were at the site Thursday morning to begin a workplace fatality probe.

Sidney Daily News, Friday, September 23, 2011

Davis’ backers seek next step after execution ATLANTA (AP) — Minutes before he was put to death, Troy Davis asked his supporters to “continue to fight this fight” — but will they, and how? The Georgia inmate’s case outraged hundreds of thousands of people around the world who found the evidence against him weak, and opponents of the death penalty hope their anger provokes a backlash against capital punishment. Some activists say a fitting legacy of the case would be laws that bar death sentences for those, like Davis, whose convictions are based on eyewitness testimony. With Davis gone, however, the loose coalition of groups who pushed for his freedom

may simply crumble. Much may depend not on the death penalty’s most strident opponents, but on less politically active people who were drawn into the debate by Davis’ twodecade struggle. That includes Melvin Middleton, who believes capital punishment can be appropriate. After learning more details about Davis’ case, he decided to show up at a downtown Atlanta rally opposing the execution. “If you’re going to take someone’s life, you better be damn sure you are making the right decision,” he said. “I don’t know if he’s guilty or not, but he’s not proven guilty.” Davis was executed late Wednesday for the 1989 mur-

der of off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Defense attorneys said several key witnesses disputed their testimony and other people claimed that another man confessed to the crime, but state and federal courts repeatedly upheld the conviction. Davis maintained his innocence even as he was strapped to a gurney in the death chamber, where he told the MacPhail family to “look deeper into this case so that you really can finally see the truth.” Prosecutors and MacPhail’s relatives say they have no doubt that justice was done, but among Davis’ supporters, frustration runs deep. “We did not want to lose

Haggard to ‘swap wife’ COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Former megachurch pastor Ted Haggard and Hollywood actor Gary Busey are trading partners for a week for an upcoming edition of ABC-TV’s “Celebrity Wife Swap.” Haggard’s wife Gayle will temporarily move in with Busey. It was unclear if the actor’s longtime girlfriend would be the one to stay with Haggard under the arrangement. Haggard’s New Life Church in Colorado Springs had about 14,000 followers when he resigned in 2006 after a man said Haggard paid him for sex for more than three years. The reality show isn’t about infidelity, but about wives experiencing daily life in another wife’s home.

No choice for last meal HOUSTON (AP) — Texas inmates who are set to be executed will no longer get their choice of last meals, a change prison officials made Thursday after a prominent state senator became miffed over an expansive request from a man condemned for a notorious dragging death. Lawrence Russell Brewer, who was executed Wednesday for the hate crime slaying of James Byrd Jr. more than a decade ago, asked for two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, fried okra, a pound of barbecue, three fajitas, a meat lover’s pizza, a pint of ice cream and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts. Prison officials said Brewer didn’t eat any of it.

Victims to recover MONROE, Mich. (AP) — About 200 students from three Catholic schools attended a prayer service Thursday for two brothers who were injured by a car bomb while riding with their father in southeastern Michigan. News media were not allowed inside St. Michael the Archangel Church in Monroe, 35 miles south of Detroit. St. Michael school principal Michelle Sontag told reporters that eighthgrader Grant Chappell and sixth-grader Cole Chappell are doing well at a hospital that she declined to disclose. Sontag said she has been talking to the boys’ mother, Maureen Chappell. The principal said that the boys do not have burns and have been asking for their homework.

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Troy Davis as a casualty of this war, but I do think that his execution in a real sense will only add momentum to the movement of those of us who understand that the state really cannot be trusted with the ultimate punishment,” said the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who spoke on Davis’ behalf at a pardons board hearing this week. Already, there are calls for lasting changes to the capital punishment system from Davis’ advocates. Former President Jimmy Carter said he hopes “this tragedy will spur us as a nation toward the total rejection of capital punishment.” Filmmaker Michael Moore posted a statement on his website calling for a boycott of Georgia.

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POPE BENEDICT XVI arrives in his popemobile for a mass in the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Thursday. Pope Benedict XVI is on a four-day official visit to his homeland Germany.

Pope returns home BERLIN (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI addressed Germany’s parliament in the historic Reichstag building Thursday, warning that politicians must not sacrifice ethics for power and evoking the Nazi excesses of his homeland as a lesson in history. Amid scattered protests outside and a boycott by some lawmakers, Benedict began his first state visit to Germany in a bid to stem the tide of Catholics leaving the church while acknowledging the damage caused by the clerical sex abuse scandal. The pope spoke for 20 minutes in the Reichstag, which was torched in 1933 in an incident used by Hitler to strengthen his grip on power. “We Germans know from our own experience” what happens when power is corrupted, Benedict said, describing Nazis as a “highly organized band of robbers, capable of threatening the whole world and driving it to the edge of the abyss.” But he said even under the

Nazi dictatorship resistance movements stuck to their beliefs at a great risk, “thereby doing a great service to justice and to humanity as a whole.” He also urged all Germans not to ignore religion. “Even today, there is ultimately nothing else we could wish for but a listening heart — the capacity to discern between good and evil, and thus to establish true law, to serve justice and peace,” he said. Benedict also voiced strong support for Germany’s ecological movement, calling it “a cry for fresh air which must not be ignored or pushed aside.” After the speech, he met with a 15-member Jewish delegation, noting that it was in Berlin that the annihilation of European Jews was organized. “The supposedly ‘almighty’ Adolf Hitler was a pagan idol, who wanted to take the place of the biblical God,” Benedict said according to a prepared text. The Bavarian-born pontiff was met on a red carpet at

Berlin’s Tegel airport by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Christian Wulff at the start of his four-day visit. He greeted members of the German Catholic Church, and accepted a bouquet from children waiting with small yellow-and-white Vatican flags. About 20 protesters stood outside the airport, holding banners with slogans like “Against anti-Semitism, sexism and homophobia” and “My body, my choice.” The Vatican’s views on contraception, the role of women, homosexuality and its handling of the sexual abuse scandal that rocked Germany last year are seen by many in Germany as outdated. About 100 lawmakers from opposition parties boycotted the pope’s appearance, claiming it violated the churchstate separation. But Benedict looked out on a mostly full house as guests occupied the empty seats and finished his speech to a standing ovation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days after repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy against gays serving openly in the military, the Obama administration was in court Thursday opposing a lawsuit seeking full severance pay for those dismissed under the law. The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking class action status for 142 people who only got half pay after their discharge because of being gay. But the Justice Department asked the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to dismiss the case. Judge Christine Odell Cook Miller said she probably will let the case continue and questioned why the government wouldn’t pay now that the law has changed. “Your timing is exquisite — two days after the policy goes into effect eliminating ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ here we are,” she said as she took the bench. “I would consider this to be an unenviable argument to have at this time,” she told the government’s attorney later. The case was filed by the ACLU on behalf of former Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Collins of Clovis, N.M. He was honorably discharged in 2006 after nine years of service when two civilians who worked with him at Cannon Air Force Base reported they saw him kiss his boyfriend in a car about 10 miles from the base. The decorated sergeant was off-duty and not in uniform at the time, according to the lawsuit. In an interview Thursday, Collins said he and his partner, who are still together, always have been discreet about showing affection in public. “That one time I just happened to lean over and kiss him on the cheek,” he recalled. “He said something sweet.”

Scores got sick, 1 died trying to kill bedbugs ATLANTA (AP) — Bedbugs don’t make you sick. But the poisons used to kill them can. A government study released Thursday found that dozens of Americans have fallen ill from the insecticides, and a North Carolina woman died after using 18 cans of chemical fogger to attack the tiny blood suckers. Because many of the cases, including the lone death, were do-it-yourselfers who misused the chemicals or applied the wrong product, federal health officials are warning consumers to be careful and urging them to call professionals. The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted 80 illnesses and one death linked to the insecticides over three years.

Most of the cases were in New York City, the apparent epicenter of a recent U.S. bedbug comeback. The CDC was able to get data from 12 states, and only seven had reports of such illnesses. One was New York, where bedbugs have become a highly publicized problem and where health officials have also been extra vigilant about reporting unusual chemical poisonings. Investigators were relieved to find a relatively small number of cases. “At this point, it’s not a major public health problem,” said Dr. Geoff Calvert, a CDC investigator who co-authored the study. Bedbugs are wingless, reddish-brown insects that bite people and animals to draw

blood for their meals. Though their bites can cause itching and welts, they are not known to spread disease. “There’s nothing inherently dangerous about bedbugs,” said Dr. Susi Vassallo, an emergency medicine doctor who works at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital Center and occasionally treats patients who report bedbug problems. But the insects are a major hassle. In recent national surveys of exterminators, bedbugs were named the toughest pest to get ridcscsund of. They can hide for months, only come out at night and can be hard to spot with the human eye. They are also creepy, provoking intense fear in the minds of many people un-

nerved by the threat that an almost invisible insect could emerge at night to drink their blood. “Sometimes people get hysterical,” said Theresa Braine, a New York City journalist who lived with bedbugs in her apartment for a year and now writes a weekly Internet column about the pests. The CDC study was the first to look at the dangers of bedbug insecticides. Researchers reviewed reports from California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, Texas and Washington. They counted 111 cases from 2003 through 2010. Most occurred in the last few years, when bedbug reports rose across the country. More than half were in New York City.


Friday, September 22, 2011


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This Evening • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional “12Step” programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 548-9006. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at 305 S. Ohio Ave.

Saturday Morning • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge hosts a recycling event at the Sidney Transfer Station from 8 a.m. to noon. • Agape distribution Mobile Rural Food Pantry in Lockington from 9 to 11 a.m. and in Pasco from 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 Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. Monday Morning • The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department offers flu shots at the Health Department, 202 W. Poplar St., from 9 to 11 a.m. Standard dose is $15. Take Medicare or insurance cards. • Amos Memorial Public Library hosts a drop-in craft session from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for children age 3 1/2 through grade 5 at 230 E. North St.

Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at CJ’s Highmarks. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Scott Barhorst at 4920823. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts Storytime from 1 to 1:30 p.m. for children 3 to 5 not yet in kindergarten. •The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department offers flu shots at the Health Department, 202 W. Poplar St., from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Standard dose is $15. Take Medicare or insurance cards. • The F.J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will host After School Stories and Freeze Pops for kindergartners and up from 3:30 to 3:50 p.m.

Monday Evening • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts Storytime from 6 to 6:30 p.m. for children 3 to 5 not yet in kindergarten. • Family Fun Night at Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., at 6:30 p.m. Theme is Down on the Farm. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Christian Center, 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.

Run-away horse ruins buggy This is a diary windows are of this past Satclean we hang urday. up all the cur6:30 a.m. tains that Time to get up. Emma washed We are going to the day before. go help Jacob 1 p.m. The and Emma windows are today. They will done so we go Amish have church outside to the services at their building where Cook house next they will have Lovina Eicher weekend. church services. 8 a.m. Our The windows family begins the four there get cleaned and mile ride to Jacob’s. the floors get swept and Some of the children mopped. Also there is take Tiger, our minia- some organizing to do. ture pony, and the pony The men and boys are wagon. Some of the girls still hauling manure. take the single buggy Jacob helps show us pulled by Diamond, our where to put his tools 17-year-old horse. Joe and so forth. and I and a few of our 3 p.m. I help Emma children take the surrey get lunch prepared. It which is our big two- will actually be our seated buggy pulled by lunch and supper toour 7-year-old horse, gether. We ate a late a Ginger. The girls stay on breakfast so no one was the road behind the chil- hungry earlier. They still dren with the pony have sweet corn in their wagon to make sure they garden so we prepare don’t have any problems. that. We also make poIt is a cool morning and tato soup with potatoes the horses are eager to and onions from their run. garden. Also on the 9:30 a.m. Breakfast is menu is barbecued pork ready at Emma‘s. On the steak and ham, tomamenu is homemade bis- toes, cheese, watercuits, sausage gravy, melon, Oreo cookie fried eggs, fried potatoes, dessert and sugar cookcheese, sliced tomatoes, ies. hot peppers, V8 juice, or3:45 p.m. Ready to ange juice, coffee and eat. Everyone comes in sugar cookies. and cleans up. 10:15 a.m. A few of 4:30 p.m. The men the girls washed the and boys are back outdishes, the rest of us side hauling manure start cleaning windows, while we wash the washing screens, etc. dishes. The men and the boys 5:15 p.m. The five haul manure. After the girls leave for home with

Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 2 p.m. at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys. For information, call Michelle at (419) 3948252. • Homework Help for grades 1 through 5 at the Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., from 3:30 to 5 p.m. • The F.J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts an organizational meeting for the YA Book Club for sixth and seventh graders at 3:30 p.m. • The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department offers flu shots at the Health Department, 202 W. Poplar St., from 4 to 6 p.m. Standard dose is $15. Take Medicare or insurance cards.

Vote for your favorite “bad art” at or P.O. Box 14, Sidney, OH 45365 $1 per vote. Deadline: Noon, Sept. 30.

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ICENHOWER AS Elvis Kreg is a Jackson Center native whose chiropractic practice is in his home town. He is a long-time supporter of Gateway Arts Council and feels “strongly about bringing cultural events to this great county of ours.” Gateway Arts Council hosts “Bad Art by Good People” as a fundraising project. Local dignitaries have created works of art and are soliciting votes, which cost $1 each, in support of their creations. The monies received will benefit arts council projects throughout Shelby County. All the artworks can be seen on the arts council’s website. The Sidney Daily News will feature one artist at a time. Watch for this box on Localife pages in future issues.

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wild one if something unusual happens. Joe thinks when Diamond felt himself still caught to the buggy he must have panicked 7 p.m. Our neighbor brought Joe back to Jacob’s and we started for home with Ginger and the buggy. Everyone gets cleaned up and after the excitement we decide to call it a day. Our thoughts also go back to nine years go today when we heard about Dear Mother’s passing. This is recipe is a great way to use up endof-the-garden green tomatoes before the first frost hits.

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Tuesday Morning • Wagner Manufacturing and General Houseware corp. retirees meet at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast at Bob Evans. • The Sidney-Shelby County Health Department offers flu shots at the Health Department, 202 W. Poplar St., from 9 to 11 a.m. Standard dose is $15. Take Medicare or insurance cards. • Local 725 Copeland retirees meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. at Clancy’s. Retirees and spouses are welcome. • School Employees Retired Ohio meets at 11:30 a.m. at Sidney American Legion, 1265 Fourth Ave.

some taking the single buggy and others taking Tiger and the pony wagon. 6 p.m. Our neighbor comes over to Jacob’s to get Joe to take him back home to help the girls. They were taking Diamond off the single buggy and somehow his harness caught on the shaft. This was enough to get him all shook up and he started kicking. When 17-year-old Elizabeth tried to hold on to him he kicked at her and took off with the buggy which was only hooked by a strap on his harness. This spooked Diamond even more taking a circle through our yard, tipping the buggy on its side. He then tore his harness to get away from the buggy, took off down the drive and into our hay field. He was very skittish and wouldn’t let the girls get close to him. Our neighbor drove his truck with Joe in the passenger seat. They drove very close to him and after Joe did some coaxing and talking to Diamond, Diamond settled down. We are very thankful that all ended well and no one was hurt. Needless to say we had some very shook up girls. The buggy will need a lot of repair and so will Diamond’s harness. We are just glad it is all fixable. It is always surprising that your oldest, calmest horse can turn into a

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Sidney man aids quake cleanup BY PATRICIA ANN and tsunami that hit SPEELMAN that country in March. “We utilized whatever special skills we had U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel among us,” he said reWerts, of Sidney, was cently. “I’m licensed to home on leave when an drive a bus, so I did a lot earthquake hit Virginia of driving people and Hurricane Irene around.” And when he flooded Vermont. and his buddies got to But the pictures he sites near the Air Force saw on television of the base where they are stadestruction didn’t phase tioned, he parked the him. At his Army post in bus and grabbed a Misawa, Japan, he has shovel to help out. been assisting in clean“We worked for two up operations that fol- straight weeks and now lowed the earthquake we continue to help in

our free time,” he said. Misawa was rocked by earthquake but no buildings collapsed. Five miles inland, it was not directly hit by the waves of the tsunami. But towns not far away were. Werts took photos of cars that had been washed off the streets and into buildings, a mammoth container ship that had been blown over its dock and dragged down a street by the wind, roads split in two, sides of mountains that had become mud slides and were simply no longer there. In the beginning, it was about helping to find survivors and recovering those who had perished. “Without the sense of community we had, we couldn’t have done it,” he said. “We took a page out of Japanese culture in this regard. Their composure in the face of the disaster was amazing. I heard of only one case of Photo provided looting anywhere. It DAMAGE DONE by an earthquake in Japan was made me have a lot more captured in this photo by Sidney native Daniel respect for them than I Werts, a U.S. Army sergeant who helped in the did before.” clean-up effort. Werts has been in


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U.S. ARMY Sgt. Daniel Werts (left) and a buddy in Japan. Japan for two years. The 2004 Sidney High School graduate works in the intelligence field and hopes to be employed by NASA when his tour of duty ends in 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland and Cochise College. He is the son of Richard and Victoria Werts.

Ride to Pair to wed in Fort Loramie honor war dead

FORT LORAMIE — Kelli Elizabeth Schieltz and Jonathan Thomas Kebert, both of Cleveland, announce their engagement and plans to marry Oct. 1, 2011, in Fort Loramie. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Schieltz, of Fort Loramie. She is a 2003 graduate of Fort Loramie High School and a 2007 graduate of Bowling Green State

University. She is employed as a program manager by Sylvan Learning Center in Solon. Her fiance is the son of Richard Kebert, of Valley View, and Cindy Kebert, of Sagamore Hills. He graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School in 2004 and from Bowling Green State University in 2008. He is recruiter for Anderson Biro in Cleveland.

2006 and from Bowling Green State University in 2010. Her fiance is the son of Tom Bodenmiller and Kelly Bodenmiller, both of Jackson Center. He is a 2005 graduate of Jackson Center High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Toledo. He is employed by the Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department.

Three days ’til deadline Area cooks have until 5 p.m. Monday to enter their favorite recipes in the 26th annual Sidney Daily News Cook-Off. Recipes are accepted in nine categories: Holi d a y Traditions, Vegetarian Dishes, M a i n Dishes, Fa b u l o u s Fruits, 4 for $10, Kids in h e t Kitchen, Desserts, Soups and Salads and Appetizers and Snacks. The preferred method of entry is by email at; by mail at Recipe Contest, Sidney Daily News, P.O. Box 4099, Sidney, OH 45365; or in person by delivering recipes to N. 1451 Vandemark Road. T h e cook-off will be Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Crossroads in Hardin. Late entries will not be accepted. One entry per category per contestant. For information, call 4985965.

Run planned to benefit Alzheimer’s The second annual “A Run to Remember” 5K run/walk will be Oct. 1 on the Dorothy Love Retirement Community campus. The run takes participants throughout the campus and onto neighboring country roads which are closed to traffic during the event. Last year’s “A Run to Remember” 5K run/walk brought more than 200 registered participants to the campus to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and the Dorothy Love Life Care Promise. This event will occur rain or shine, as registration, restrooms, awards, and food are indoors. Sponsors will have booths with information about their businesses and there will be door prizes, music, and a few other surprises. For registration infor-

go to mation, or contact Mary Moyer at 497-6550. The Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter, provides services and education for persons living with dementia and their caregivers. Every 72 seconds, a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, but the Alzheimer’s Association provides assistance for any form of dementia. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, call (800) 272-3900. The Dorothy Love Life Care Promise supports those residents who have made Dorothy Love their home and, through no fault of their own, have run out of money.

CLINTON — The Ohio Veterans’ Memorial Park in Clinton will host a Ride for the 3095 Nov. 12. The event is to honor the 3,095 men and women who did not make it home from the Kebert/Schieltz Vietnam War. The ride will begin in Richfield and travel down I-77 south to Route 21 south and end at the Ohio Veterans’ Memorial Park. There are three ways to participate in this event: • Sponsor a purple heart flag that will commemorate the name of one of the 3,095 individuals. The cost is $25 per flag. BRADFORD — Hol- selling handmade • Sponsor a purple crafters are crafts or baked goods heart flag and ride in the iday event displaying the wanted for the annual should contact Amy name of one of the 3,095 Holiday Craft Show Hensel (at 937) 448Weddle/Bodenmiller individuals. The cost is sponsored by the Brad- 2873 or Diana Smith at ford Band Boosters, (937) 448-0244 for an $25 per flag. • Ride in the event Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 application or information. Application deaddisplaying the name of p.m. Anyone interested in line is Nov 5. one of the 3,095 individuals, that another individual sponsored but is a nonrider or unable to In an article about The churches include ride. For more information, hunger in Shelby Methodist churches in visit website at County, which was pub- Jackson Center, or lished in the Sidney wood and Botkins; contact Ken at (330) 773- Daily News Wednesday, Lutheran churches in 2385. Donations can be the churches which Jackson Center and PIQUA — The Tri- sent to Cleveland Mas- support the Fish Pond Montra; and Catholic County Board of Recov- sillon Road, Clinton, OH in Jackson Center were churches in Botkins listed incorrectly. and Rhine. ery and Mental Health 44216. Services annual meeting and fourth annual Art of Recovery event will be Oct. 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Edison Community College, 1973 Edison Dr., Piqua. Participants will enjoy a collection of paintings, drawings, photography, poetry and music from members of the local mental health and recovery system. The evening will include light hors d’oeuvres, the annual meeting and the presentation of the Geraldine B. Nelson Advocacy Award. There is no cost to attend and no reservations are necessary. The event will follow I-75 to exit 102 (RT 274,) an all-day training sesHead East 1 mile, turn left sion on recovery in on Heiland Kies Rd. which space is still available. To register for the training, email Amanda Brown at browna@mdsadamhs.m

Couple announces date RHINE — Kella Ann Weddle, of Jackson Center, and Craig Allan Bodenmiller, of Pooler, Ga., announce their engagement and plans to marry Oct. 29, 2011, in St. Lawrence Catholic Church, in Rhine. The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Michele Weddle, of Jackson Center. She graduated from Jackson Center High School in

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I N O UR V IEW 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.



Celebrate public power To the editor: Turn on the lights. Run the air conditioner. Watch TV. Use your computer. Charge your cell phone. Where does the electricity come from that allow local customers to use these items so easily? It comes from public power. The village of Jackson Center is proud to be a public power community providing residents and businesses with reliable power, local employment, efficient service and local control. Since 1920, Jackson Center Municipal Electric has been keeping the power on in the Village of Jackson Center. Oct. 2-8, Jackson Center Municipal Electric and more than 2,000 other public power systems in the United States will celebrate Public Power Week. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Public Power Week and provides us with an opportunity to promote the benefits of public power. Jackson Center Municipal Electric is a member and partner with American Municipal Power (AMP) headquartered in Columbus. AMP is a nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider serving 129 members — 128 municipal electric communities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia, and the Delaware Municipal Electric Corp., a joint action agency headquartered in Smyrna, Del. Combined, AMP’s members serve more than 620,000 customers. For 40 years, AMP has been providing power and services to its members. Today, the organization provides a diverse mix in its wholesale generation resources. Our partnership with AMP provides Jackson Center Municipal Electric an opportunity to participate in projects and services to help meet the short and long term energy needs of our community and bring a reliable power supply to our community. Public power utilities are not-for-profit, community-owned systems providing a public service. Jackson Center Municipal Electric employs two full-time employees and has been providing power for the village of Jackson Center since 1920. Jackson Center Municipal Electric employees take great pride in keeping the electricity on for your comfort and convenience, strive to provide top-notch customer service, and are determined to make the village of Jackson Center a great place to live and work. As your local municipal electric system, we work hard to serve you and provide you with reliable power. For more information about your municipal electric system, please visit Stephanie Goff Village Administrator, Village of Jackson Center

Seeking forgiveness To the editor: I am an inmate incarcerated at London Correctional Institution. In September of 2009, I very much uncharacteristically committed a series of illegal and anti-social acts that resulted in trauma to my wife, my family, and negatively impacted other members of our Shelby County community, most notably our local and regional law enforcement personnel. Shelby County in general and Sidney specifically, is the community which my wife and I have affectionately called our home for many years. It is where we chose to live our life and raise our children. At this time, I would like to offer my sincere apology to my wife and every other member of our community whose welfare I endangered, as well as to everyone else my actions may have adversely affected. Mere words cannot express the level of my remorse or the degree of my sorrow. I realize this apology is two weeks overdue. Unfortunately, it has taken this long period of contemplation for me to be restored to my moral and socially responsible foundation. My actions, on the night of my offense, were initiated by a very emotional experience that resulted in an intense and temporary mental breakdown. The basic reality is that my ability to cope with adversity that day was the direct result of alcohol and drug abuse. No one, other than myself, is to blame! Over time, alcoholism and drug abuse slowly unraveled the very fiber of my moral fabric. It has taken these two years of incarceration and subsequent sobriety for my responsible and ethical thinking to be restored to the “all-American” principles that I was raised to respect and emulate. Eloquent words cannot undo the consequences of my action, but I can, with utmost sincerity, ask for my wife’s and my community’s forgiveness and I promise that you will, one day in the future, accept me back into your midst. I will live each day honorably and with appreciation of your kindness. Though my moral and honest character has been restored, I will still be justifiably incarcerated for a few more years, therefore it will be quite a while before I am once again amongst you. Until that day, I want you all to know that every day I offer up a prayer of remorse for my actions and I long for the day when you all are once again my neighbors. Alan Branscum London Correctional Institution, London


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Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: Sept. 17 The Oregonian, Portland, on solar manufacturer Solyndra: If hyperbole could turn a turbine, the lights of Washington would be burning bright. Republicans are spinning the collapse of the solar manufacturer Solyndra, the Obama administration darling that churned through a $535 million federal loan, into an attack on all of green energy. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., and chairman of a House Energy subcommittee looking into Solyndra’s failure, claimed its downfall is an indictment of the “fervent religion of green jobs” and proves “that green energy isn’t going to be the solution.” Rep. Fred Upton, RMich., chimed in: “I question whether the government is qualified to act as a venture capitalist, picking winners and losers in speculative ventures.” Solyndra may be a lot of things, including a deep embarrassment for the Obama administration, which has close ties to another major investor in the company, George Kaiser, an Oklahoma billionaire who gave lavishly to Obama in 2008. But it is not cause for the U.S. government to abandon its green energy incentives and let others seize evermore market share in one of the world’s few growing industries. If green energy is nothing more than a fervent religion, then China, Germany and a whole lot of other countries have it, too. And Solyndra’s failure won’t deter the China Development Bank, which is busily “picking winners and losers,” offering more than $30 billion in financing to Chinese solar manufacturers. Nor will it dissuade the German government, which is putting its weight and its euros squarely behind a strong green-energy economy. Of course, Solyndra is a failure, a costly one to American taxpayers. But it’s an isolated failure, something you’d never know from the overheated political reaction. The federal Energy Department’s loan guarantee program, which was created in 2005 with bipartisan support, has backed almost $38 billion in loans for 40 projects around the country. Some are solar projects, some wind. But the largest by far is an $8.8 billion loan for a nuclear plant in Georgia. So far, only one project — Solyndra — has failed. … The last thing a nation desperate for jobs, one home to entrepreneurs and inventors fighting as hard as they can to compete in

the global energy sector, needs is for the U.S. government to suddenly and stupidly give up on green energy. Sept. 20 Los Angeles Times on deficit reduction: President Barack Obama offered his latest proposal for reducing the federal government’s enormous deficit, calling again for a combination of tax increases and spending cuts. This time, though, there was a new wrinkle: The plan included a proposal to make millionaires pay at least as high a tax rate as working- and middle-class Americans. Republicans responded by accusing Obama of waging class warfare, a charge they trot out whenever Obama suggests that the wealthy sacrifice more of their income. But the new proposal, which Obama is calling the “Buffett rule,” is a minor part of the plan, and it would have a negligible effect on the deficit. The more significant point is that days after the top House Republican ruled out tax increases in the next round of deficit reductions, Obama ruled them back in. … Obama’s proposal has some dubious elements, but he gets the big picture right. The centerpiece of his tax proposal is the same one he’s been advocating for years: ending the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and simplifying the tax code. Winnowing the mass of deductions and loopholes will broaden the tax base, enabling Washington to collect more revenue even if it lowers rates for many businesses and individuals. The proposed Buffett rule is more a political statement than a deficit-reduction tool, given how little money it may raise. In that sense, it’s like Obama’s oft-repeated call to eliminate tax breaks for corporate jets. But asking higher-income Americans in general to pay more for the sake of deficit reduction is hardly class warfare; they’ve prospered disproportionately over the past decade, thanks in no small part to federal regulatory and fiscal policies that helped them more than any other segment of society. As a result, they’re in a better position than any other group to help close the budget gap. … Obama’s plan may not be the perfect blueprint, but it’s built on the right foundation. Sept. 17 The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on deficit-reduction transparency: With much at stake, the bipartisan congressional deficit-reduction committee charged with finding at least $1.2 trillion more

in budget savings by November should be operating in the open. It’s not. Dave Loebsack, Iowa’s 2nd District congressman, wants to change that scenario. He rightly recognizes the intense lobbying the 12 lawmakers are getting from many organizations and industries. So he’s introduced legislation that would require committee members to disclose all campaign contributions greater than $500 and all meetings with lobbyists within 48 hours of the donation or meeting. Otherwise, the donations wouldn’t have to be disclosed until Jan. 31. And meetings with lobbyists never have to be disclosed — as, sadly, is Congress’s general practice. Loebsack also wants all committee meetings to be televised and streamed live on a congressional website. We’re not confident that enough of Loebsack’s colleagues will get behind his proposal, but they should — especially the requirements for lobbyist disclosures. Many Americans see Congress as overly influenced by special interests. Transparency is simply accountability to all of the people lawmakers are supposed to serve. Sept. 17 Battle Creek (Mich.) Enquirer on confidence in government: There’s a lot more to this country than politics, and Americans’ belief in themselves and their government is not on the wane. That conclusion might be drawn from the results of a recently released Associated PressNational Constitution Center poll. The poll of 1,000 adults conducted Aug. 18-22 found that 63 percent believe the U.S. government is doing a good job of making sure we feel “safe, secure and free.” That is up 9 percentage points from a year ago. Even more — 72 percent — approve of the government’s performance in addressing both foreign and domestic threats. Only 53 percent believed so in 2010. That statement of confidence in the nation’s capacity to protect us is in sharp contrast to the majority of poll respondents who expressed little or no confidence in the ability of politicians to effectively address serious issues such as health care and government spending. In other words, we still have a lot of faith in the military and other government workers to look after the country’s best interests despite cynicism toward our elected leaders and their motives.



Earthquake BY EDNA WISE



GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa couple have discovered an eerie presence in their pear tree, just in time for the approaching Halloween season. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that Phil and JaNelle Lovely recently discovered a pumpkin that appears to be growing in the tree at their Greenfield home, 50 miles southwest of Des Moines. They say they have no idea

how the pumpkin ended up in their tree, but it appears to be the work of Mother Nature. A nearby garden vine climbed the tree, giving the now-green pumpkin the appearance of having sprouted from one the tree's branches. JaNelle Lovely says people have been stopping by to see the suspended pumpkin since it was discovered on Labor Day. She's hoping it remains in the tree until it turns orange.

Today I was thinking, and that is quite scary; When my brain is not thinking is very rarely. Did you ever think, if we have an earthquake It could be real bad and the Planet Earth could break? What if the Earth would be broken clear through? Would it still be one planet or would it be two? Most of the Earth is water, there isn’t any doubt. If the Earth was split in half, would the water run out? Maybe you would be at work when the Earth broke apart. Your wife may be on the other side when the earthquake does start. Now you are on one planet and your wife is on another. You wonder if you are on the same planet as your mother. We had learned in school that the Planet Earth was round. Now we have two very odd shaped pieces of ground. Would both parts of the Earth go far apart or would they stay close? Would they move real fast or would they just coast? Thinking of this is beginning to stretch my brain. I better think of something else, or I may go insane. The writer lives at 155 N. Main St., Minster.


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Couple recall help of neighbors after fire BY TERRY PELLMAN — MAPLEWOOD Jan Noah looks to an inscription that decorates the kitchen wall. She emphasizes the second line, “…where memories begin.” That is how she now looks at life and the home she shares with husband Harry. Harry and Jan Noah found out through adversity just how rapid and overwhelming friendship and generosity could manifest themselves. Jan states, “We’ve just been overwhelmed.” Their home was a total loss in a fire on a late February morning. The fire started in the furnace area of the mechanical room, and before it was contained, most of the house and its contents were ruined. In spite of the trauma of losing their home and belongings, the couple is most eager to tell the story of how the community responded. The stories of generosity and friendship are countless. The Noahs have a notebook listing those who came to their assistance, and the names go on page after page. The Noahs spent the first two nights after the fire in the home of their son. But another neighbor arrived on the scene

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JAN AND Harry Noah, of Maplewood, look over the list of people who aided them in the aftermath of the February fire at their home on Route 119. SDN Photo/Terry Pellman with a set of keys in her hand: she insisted that the Noahs move into an empty but furnished house not far from their own home. They found a stocked refrigerator and linens in place on the bed. That neighbor had the set of keys made before the Noahs knew about the offer. This arrangement allowed them to more conveniently take care of the 50 head of sheep in their barn, some of whom were ready to give birth. The couple noted that there were additional offers of housing as well. As the flames were still leaping from the remains of the house, friends and neighbors

were stopping to deliver food, money and clothing. The Noahs fled the home quickly, so neighbors coming by gave them coats. One neighbor woman who lived on a nearby farm knew exactly what one of their first and most critical needs would be: she arrived with warm work clothing so that they could take care of their farm labor in the cold February air. The gifts continued to arrive in the weeks following the fire. If they were working in the barn, they would return to their truck to find more gifts inside. Athletes from Jackson Center High School

Fire Protection Week coming JACKSON CENTER — Does everyone in your home know what the smoke alarm sounds like? Did you remove the batteries when they started chirping instead of replacing them? If it did sound, would you know what to do? The Jackson Center Fire Department is teaming up with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Oct. 9-15 to let the community know: “It’s Fire Prevention Week. Protect your Family from Fire!”, Fire Chief Bruce Metz said. “As always, the focus of FPW is to prevent home fires. This year, the campaign is also urging people to protect their homes and families with planning and life-saving technology — like smoke alarms,” Metz said. “Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan. Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half. Unfortunately, many homes have smoke alarms that just don’t work. In fact, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), roughly two-thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. About one in five of smoke alarm


failures was due to dead batteries,” Metz said. He noted the Jackson Center Fire Department is urging residents to use the special week to be sure smoke alarms are equipped to help protect their families from fire by putting the following tips into action: • Smoke alarms should be installed on every level of the home (including the basement), outside each sleeping area and inside each bedroom. Larger homes may need additional smoke alarms. Never remove or disable smoke alarms. • Interconnection of smoke alarms is highly recommended; when one smoke alarm sounds, they all do. (This is particularly important in larger or multi-story homes, where the sound from distant smoke alarms may be reduced to the point that it may not be loud enough to provide proper warning, especially for sleeping individuals.) A licensed electrician can install either hard-wired multiple-station alarms. Wireless alarms, which manufacturers have more recently begun producing, can be installed by the homeowner. • There are two types of smoke alarm technologies — ionization and

photoelectric. An ionization smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires — like a pan fire or the smoke from cooking. A photoelectric alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires — like a cigarette, overheated wiring or something hot like a space heater. Install both types of alarms in your home or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms that take advantage of both technologies. • Test smoke alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button. If an alarm “chirps,” warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away. • All smoke alarms, including alarms that use 10-year batteries and those that are hardwired alarms, should be replaced when they’re 10 years old (or sooner) if they do not respond properly when tested. The Jackson Center Fire Department provides smoke detectors at no charge to residents of the fire district and carbon monoxide detectors for $20 each. Contact any firefighter or the village office at 596-6314. For more information about Fire Prevention Week and smoke alarms, visit NFPA’s website at w w w. f i r e p r e v e n t i o n

aided in the clean-up effort and gave souvenir shirts to the Noahs. Their daughter-in-law teaches in a neighboring county, and her coworkers were among those who helped with the recovery by providing refreshments for an antique tractor meeting Harry had been scheduled to host. Jan emphasizes that the community response was immediate. One thing that helped immensely was that contributions were not only generous, but also practical. Everything from toothbrushes to pens and notepaper were dropped off by those who wanted to make the recovery period less stressful by concentrating on those everyday items we reach for continually. Jan adds that the Red

Cross was “…just Johnny-on-the-spot,” and Harry notes that their insurance company was swift in covering their losses. The roads were blocked off during the fire, and people walked across the fields to come to the aid of the Noahs. Discovered among the ruins were stacks of documents. A friend who owned a large barn took those in a file cabinet away for safekeeping. When the Noahs visited the building to begin examining the condition of the records, it turned out that the documents had been separated and laid sheet by sheet on cardboard to dry. Some photos were also salvaged, although Harry’s pictures from his time in the military in Korea did not survive. There were family heirlooms that were recovered in need of some repair, and others were lost. However, the Noahs do not dwell on the items consumed by the flames; they smile as they tell the stories behind some of the contents that surround them today. Things given to them after the fire now have more sentimental value to them than items that they had known most of their lives. One friend sacrificed an entire weekend day maintaining some of their operations. People the couple was only

slightly familiar with contributed to the recovery. Various churches and organizations provided help as well. Due to the fact that the replacement dwelling was to be built on nearly the same spot with a driveway in place, the contractor, Hoying and Hoying Builders, was able to complete the home in time for a June occupancy. The couple has maintained faith and humor through the incident. Harry says that he would not give up the experience of the aftermath of the fire, but quickly jokes that he does not want to go through it again. Jan knows that God for them provided through all their friends and neighbors. “It was just totally amazing. This whole time, we just felt that there was this blanket of love and protection all around us.” As difficult as it was, the friendship and kindness of others is the overriding memory from the fire. Pictures are gone, as well as the old Victrola record player. But they are richer in other ways because of those around them. As Jan says, “It’s just stuff.” She adds, “We still have our memories”. Harry agrees: “You come into this world with nothing, and you go out with nothing. Every-

JC notes Public Power Week JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center Municipal Electric will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Public Power Week Oct. 2-8, along with more than 2,000 other public power utilities across the nation. The observance celebrates the advantages public power provides to 46 million American customers. “Jackson Center Municipal Electric works hard to provide reliable power for our community. It’s our job to make sure the power is on for residents and businesses so they can go about dayto-day activities with ease,” Stephanie Goff, village administrator said. “Public Power Week provides us with an opportunity to remind our community about the benefits of having a public power system. Some of those benefits include reliable power, local em-

ployment and community ownership/control.” Being a public power utility means Jackson Center Municipal Electric is owned by the village of Jackson Center. It is locally owned and operated, providing local jobs and support of the local economy. Jackson Center Municipal Electric exists to provide a service to the community rather than making a profit. Today, Jackson Center Municipal Electric has two full-time employees and serves 655 residential customers and 102 commercial and industrial customer accounts. “Jackson Center Municipal Electric has been providing a public service to our community since 1920. They depend on us,” Mayor Scott Klopfenstein said. “We take great pride in being a public power system and doing everything we can to keep the power on

and provide safe, efficient service.” In conjunction with Public Power Week, the village of Jackson Center is helping the community “go green” with LED night lights. Starting, Oct. 3, Jackson Center Municipal Electric utility customers can receive one free LED night light. LED night lights are available at the village office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or at Jackson Center Pro Hardware, while supplies last. There is a limit of one per utility customer with voucher. The LED lamp only uses 0.3 watts and will last 100,000 hours. That is more than 11 years if it stayed on all day long. The night light operates on an automatic sensor to turn it on at dusk and off at dawn, extending the life of the lamp to 20 years or more.


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. Jackson Center Tony R. and Leah

Cornett, to Deutsche Bank, trustee, Steinke Subdivision, lot 267, $39,000. Port Jefferson Randy D. Winters to Citimortgage Inc., lot 138 and outlot 215, $26,675. Jackie R. and Alma Freistuhler to Port Jefferson Community Fire Co., lot 159-161, exempt. Kevin L. Keller and Rheda M. Koerner Keller to PNC Bank NA, lot 77, $25,000. Salem Township Darrell L. McLain, deceased, to Suzan

Schulze, section 16, part southwest 1/4 fractional section subject easement, 5.614 acres, exempt. Marjolou to Tony Niemeyer, section 4, part southwest 1/4, 17.619 acres, exempt. Marjolou to Thomas Niemeyer, section 4, part southeast 1/4 subject easement, 6.507 acres, exempt. Maplewood US Bank NA to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, part lots 8 and 9, exempt.

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Four sentenced to incarceration In Shelby County Common Pleas Court recently, Judge James F. Stevenson sentenced Bradley S. Lewis, 22, 3291 W. State Route 29, to two terms of 11 months each in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections on two counts of attempted theft, fifth-degree felonies. Lewis also was ordered to pay costs and a fine totaling $983.44. Charges were amended from three fourth-degree felony counts of theft: count I related to stealing Lucas M. Kies’ 1997 Kawasaki and 1999 KTM dirtbike; count II for stealing Paul



A. Barhorst’s fourwheeler; and count III for stealing Sarah E. Albers’ ATV, all occurring in April. Lewis pleaded guilty to the amended charges. • Neil R. Cromes, 29, 1033 N. Main Ave., was sentenced to 12 months in the ODRC on an amended charge of attempted failure to com-



ply with the order or signal of a police officer, a fourth-degree felony. Credit was granted for 107 days served. Cromes also was ordered to pay costs and a $200 fine. The charge was amended from failure to comply, a third-degree felony, for willfully fleeing a police officer after receiving a signal to

Corporal punishment not against federal law WALDR. not get involved LACE: Our in corporal punfamily moved ishment defrom Illinois to bates. It’s up to Indiana during the individual the summer, so states to make this is the first that decision. time I have atMost states fortended a school bid inflicting outside of Illi’Tween pain as a form nois. I’m in the of student disci12 & 20 pline. tenth grade, and Presently, Dr. Robert I enjoy my new only 11 out of Wallace high school, but the 50 states I do have one permit corporal large concern. Our phys- punishment in a public ical education teacher is school. Unfortunately, also our football coach Indiana is one of the 11. and sometimes he yells DR. WALLACE: I at us like we are on the turned 16 last week. football team. But that’s That’s an important age not all he does. If we are because now I can start late to his class or we do dating. I do have a something he doesn’t boyfriend, but we only like, he gets a wooden spend time together at paddle and gives the “vi- my house. Now we can olator” a swat on his rear go out. I’m allowed to end. date on one weekend I’ve already received a night — Friday or Saturswat for being late to day. class, but I don’t expect My parents and I are to get any more. I discussing curfew hours. thought it was against a Of course, my suggestion federal law to issue cor- is a little bit more liberal poral punishment at a than theirs. Without dispublic school. If so, this closing the curfew times teacher is breaking the we are debating, I’m asklaw, and he should be ing you what you think fired. — Nameless, Indi- is fair. My parents said anapolis, Ind. they would consider takNAMELESS: The ing your curfew time federal government does into consideration if it is


more liberal than theirs. All that I’m asking is that you be fair. I’m a good student and a darn good daughter. — Nameless, Sandy Springs, Ga. NAMELESS: Instead of a “fixed” curfew time, I’d suggest a “flexible” curfew. The time could be anywhere between 10 p.m. and midnight, depending on the social events which could include going to the movies, or a special allschool evening event such as a dance or the prom. The curfew should be decided prior to the date. I’m sure your parents will go along with this program. After all, you are “a good student and a darn good daughter.” 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



bring his vehicle to a stop on May 23. Cromes pleaded guilty to the lesser charge. • Travis Tubb, 19, 522 1/2 Fourth Ave., entered a plea of guilty to a charge of receiving stolen property, a fifthdegree felony. He was initially charged with one count of receiving stolen property, three counts of breaking and entering, and two counts of possession of criminal tools. He was sentenced to five years of community control sanctions, restitution to Larry Music in the amount of $7,751.43 and must pay all costs of prosecution, court appointed counsel costs and any supervision fees permitted. • David E. Burton, 43, 829 S. Miami Ave., was sentenced to 120 days in jail after pleading guilty to an amended charge of attempted possession of drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. He was origicharged with nally possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, in March. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail, fined $200 plus court costs and restitution to the re-

gional narcotics unit in the amount of $4125. •Thomas C. Slife, 23, 423 Linden A v e . , pleaded Hinds to guilty possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. He was originally charged with possession of drugs and trafficking, after three individually wrapped baggies of crack cocaine were reportedly found in his possession in February. He was sentenced to five years community control, fined $200 plus court costs, restitution to the regional narcotics unit in the amount of $125 and his driver’s license is suspended for a period of six months. • Paul R. Adkins, 45, 224 S. Brooklyn Ave., pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony. Adkins was originally charged with two counts of trafficking in drugs, fifth-degree felonies, for incidents in November and December in which he reportedly sold heroin and Vicodin to a confidential informant. He was sentenced to five years community control, fined $4,300 plus court costs, must continue drug counseling, restitution to the Shelby County Sheriff ’s Office trust fund No.

294 in the amount of $297 and his driver’s license is suspended for a period of six months. •Charles N. Morrison, 26, 104 Yost St., Quincy, entered a plea of guilty to the charge of receiving stolen property, a felony of the fourth degree. On April 25, Morrison was in possession of jewelry, a shotgun, paintball guns and a .22 Marlin gun belonging to Melissa A. Wooddell and Josh Giles. He was sentenced to serve 15 months in prison, fined $200 plus court costs and ordered to pay restitution to Melissa Wooddell in the amount of $6334.85. •Tammy K. Blankenship, 47, 125 W. Water St., plea of guilty to the charge of endangering children, a felony offense of the third degree. On May 1, she failed to obtain proper medical treatment for her 8-yearold child after the child received severe burns about her head. She must continue children services counseling and was ordered to report to the Shelby County Adult Probation Department. •Benjamin D. Hinds, 39, 722 Clinton Ave., pleaded guilty to the amended charge of attempted possession of weapon under disability. He was sentenced to five years community control sanctions, fined $200 and must obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation.


BY FRANCIS DRAKE everything is correct. Someone might try to What kind of day will deceive you. LEO tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read (July 23 to Aug. 22) Today, the Moon in the forecast given for your sign opposes fuzzy your birth sign. Neptune. This makes For Saturday, Sept. you want to escape anything negative and run 24, 2011 away and join the circus. VIRGO ARIES (March 21 to April 19) (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Escapist tendencies Issues about children or matters related to ro- are strong today. You mance are confusing also might feel sorry for today. Perhaps you’re yourself today. Don’t just not on the same worry, because this feelwavelength as others? ing passes quickly. (No big deal.) Be aware of this. LIBRA TAURUS (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) (April 20 to May 20) If you feel disapFamily discussions, including family busi- pointed with a female ness discussions, could friend today, especially lead to disappointing re- in a group situation, you sults today. Were others have to ask yourself if aware of what you you are justified. Maybe wanted? Do you know this other person can’t what they want? Two- help being the way he or way communication is she is? SCORPIO important. (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) GEMINI Discussions with au(May 21 to June 20) Wishful thinking is thority figures (includnot enough today; you ing parents) are fuzzy have to be clear in your and confusing today. Do communication with oth- not assume you know ers, especially when what others want from talking to siblings. Don’t you. Be very clear about worry if today slips by expectations. SAGITTARIUS with daydreams and (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) wool-gathering. You might fall for CANCER (June 21 to July 22) someone selling snake Confusion about fi- oil today. It’s easy to be nancial matters and convinced by fast talk cash flow are likely and slick idealism. Don’t today. If shopping, check be a sucker. CAPRICORN your bill. Do not assume

(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is not a good day for important discussions about shared property, taxes, inheritances and such. People can make errors; plus, you might be deceived or fooled by something. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Keep things light in discussions with partners and close friends, because confusion is everywhere today. Don’t overreact to anything. Don’t take things personally. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You might sympathize with a coworker today or feel you have to pick up the slack or take one for the team. Although it’s good to be helpful, don’t be a martyr! YOU BORN TODAY You’re adventurous and free-spirited. You want to live your life exactly as you want. You’re playful and spontaneous. In particular, you love to travel, to meet different people and to discover other cultures. You are generous both literally and in spirit. You don’t like to feel tied down. The year ahead will be exciting because you are beginning a fresh, new cycle. Open any door! Birthdate of: Jessica Lucas, actress; Lou Dobbs, TV journalist; Shamim Sarif, author/filmmaker.


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Gardner gets degree in optometry MINSTER — Valerie J. (Bornhorst) Gardner has graduated magna cum laude from the Ohio State University where she received the degree Doctor of OpGardner tometry. During the four-year graduate program, Gardner was a member of the American Optometric Student Association, the Ohio Optometric Association, Epsilon Psi Epsilon Optometric Fraternity, Beta Sigma Kappa Optometric Honor Fraternity and Gold Key Honors Society. She was voted treasurer of her class during her four years of school and participated as an executive member of the Student Council during her third year. She has now entered private practice in the Columbus area. She and her husband and fellow optometry graduate, Dustin, were recently married and live in the Grandview area of Columbus. Gardner is a 2004 graduate of Minster High School and is the daughter of Mark and Susan Bornhorst, of Minster.

Students get degrees from BGSU BOWLING GREEN — Bowling Green State University held its 271st graduation ceremonies on Aug. 6. The total number of diplomas awarded was 1,135, including 537 degrees granted through the Graduate College. Seventytwo undergraduates received their degrees with honors signifying meritorious academic achievement. The following local students received their degrees: • Jackson Center — Christine Hansen, Master of Science in criminal justice. • Sidney — Matthew Mullen, Master of Business Administration; Travis Temple, Bachelor of Science in technology; Christopher Cartwright, Bachelor of Science in business administration; and Emily Schondelmyer, Bachelor of Arts. • New Bremen — Andrew Wente, Master of Accountancy. • New Knoxville — Jonathan Clamme, Master of Science in criminal justice. • Quincy — Forest Clayton, Bachelor of Applied Health Science, magna cum laude.


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Company uses innovative ways to tackle energy costs BY KATHY LEESE MINSTER — James Hoskins’ Minster-based company is finding innovative ways for individuals and businesses to deal with an old problem — energy costs. Hoskins Hoskins’ company, Hoskins International, opened in Minster last October, and in spite of what he describes as a slow start, business is increasing and his focus on green energy and alternative energy sources is attracting interest not only from individuals, but from commercial, industrial, agricultural businesses and government agencies. Hoskins, who is a Brookville native, said his business is a service-related, veteran-owned, “disadvantaged company.” The disadvantaged description is required by the United States government, since Hoskins’ business is still relatively small.

Former SEAL Hoskins is a former U.S. Navy SEAL Team Five member, who served as a hospital corpsman. After being injured in a parachuting accident in 2008, he retired from the military. Hoskins’ wife, Amanda (Platfoot), is an Anna native. He has six children. “I’ve been doing a similar line of stuff for about three years,” Hoskins said. As president and CEO of the company, Hoskins originally had three arms of his company, which have now been combined into one. They are HH Development, Hoskins International Security and Investigations and Hoskins Construction, which are now all part of Hoskins International. Hoskins initially worked in the electrical field with his cousin, where he developed his interest in the field of energy. Helping people save money is one of Hoskins’ goals. Hoskins said that is all most people want. “They don’t care about going green, they … don’t want to pay the electric bill every month.” The average single-family home energy bill is approxi-

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VERTICAL AXIS wind turbines, a new type of wind turbine that captures wind from a 360degree angle, is shown on these homes in southern Illinois. The turbines are among the products marketed by the Minster-based company, Hoskins International. Hoskins’ website. Connell Air Force Base in mately $2,200 per year. The The cost of the induction Kansas. costs include heating, cooling, lighting can range from less “The U.S. Army has been water heating, appliances, ordered … to reduce their enlighting, electronics and other to more than an LED. With lighting making up ergy by 25 percent by 2025,” items. Hoskins is excited about a approximately 26 percent of Hoskins said. the cost of energy used in a His company is also connew venture with Weigandt home in 2005, switching from tracted to do work in Realty and Development in Afghanistan on construction, Minster. The company has of- incandescent or other forms fered to help Hoskins develop of lighting to LED lights can but he could not elaborate on still save customers approxi- the nature of its work. a home of the future, comHoskins is currently talkplete with all the latest in al- mately 50 to 80 percent on their energy costs. ing with village officials in ternative-energy and Dimmers can also save Botkins about using turbines green-energy resources. That home should open in the fall money. Hoskins said they can in the village. There are also “double the life of any fixlighting options available of 2012. It will be a home ture.” that can save communities where local residents can There are also occupancy money. come through and take a look “We can try to maintain at the latest innovations and sensors that detect motion and sound. the home at 80 to 90 percent possibilities for their own “When it picks that up, it self-sufficiency,” Hoskins home. said. Display technology will activate your lights,” Hoskins said. Currently, Hoskins has a Self-sufficiency temporary home he is using Occupancy sensors But he noted his company to display some of the latest The occupancy sensors has a goal of helping home technology available to the work by turning off lights in owners to have 100 percent public. It is open to the public rooms that are not occupied. self-sufficiency with their enand located at 5116 State It is an easy way to save ergy needs. Route 119 in Minster. It is money, Hoskins website “I guess we’re kind of open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. states. problem-solvers for people Among some of the feaHoskins also offers vertiwith energy problems,” tures of the home of the fucal axis wind turbines, a new Hoskins said. ture will be LED light bulbs type of wind turbine that For more information and induction lighting, a new captures wind from a 360-de- about Hoskins International way to provide lighting. gree angle, allowing for maxi- and options available to local Induction lighting remum efficiency. The turbines residents, contact Hoskins at quires less energy than a are relatively quiet and some james@hoskinsinternatypical incandescent bulb, are designed to fit on the roof or call (419) 628but lasts twice as long as an of a home. 6015 or toll-free at (888) Hoskins said that in 557-2867. The website is LED. Hoskins said they prosouthern Illinois there is an Hoskins vide as much light as an entire neighborhood that is LED. To learn more about possi“They’re going to save you using roof-mounted turbines. ble energy tax incentives twice as much as an LED,” he As a result, some people have available to local residents, said. “You may not have to saved 60 to 75 percent on DP&L customers can go to change the light bulb for 20 their electric bill. Their bills” were $200 to $300, but now, money/residential/lightingBy comparison, while in- the bills are $25 to $30. discounts-for-your-home/ and duction lights might last 20 Hoskins also works with AEP customers can go to years, LED lighting will companies and government light for approxiagencies, recently installing fault.aspx. Discounts may a turbine that cost approxialso be available for busimately 60,000 hours, acmately $32,000 for Mccording to information on nesses.

Students learn of service opportunities Earlier this week, the Lehman Catholic High School Student Council sponsored its biannual “Opportunity Day.” Opportunity Days have been a part of the Lehman Catholic culture for some years, and serve to acquaint students with ways that they can volunteer within the community. The first speaker was Sheila Lundy from Big Buddies. This youth version of Big Brothers Big Sisters is an afterschool activity for K-3 youngsters and high school volunteers. The participating “littles” are referred by school counselors or parents and are generally children living with a single parent or another relative who need positive role models. High school students build a relationship with their buddies by playing games, reading and doing interactive activities.

their talents and time with the older generation. That sentiment was echoed by Anita Miller and Janet Landis, representing Fair Haven Shelby County Home. Fair Haven also has Wii games, and residents there welcome young volunteers to join them for activities. The time spent can be rewarding for both sides. The Rev. Dan Hess, Lehman’s chaplain, talked about ways that students can be of service in their Catholic parishes, including becoming lectors and Mass servers. Students were urged to seek out these service opportunities at their own parishes.

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Junior Lauren Bosway then spoke about a before-school Bible Study program conducted by Jon Paul Hebert, youth minister at St. Boniface and St. Music therapist Mary Parishes. The program is titled, Betsy Naseman, a music therapist “Wake Up with the King,” and the classes representing Dorothy Love Retirement Community, spoke to the students about will meet at 7 a.m. on Fridays for the volunteering to do activities with the res- next eight weeks. Junior Michael Jacob spoke on behalf idents there. A 2001 Lehman graduate, Naseman told the students that the resi- of the Interact Club, the high school version of Rotary International. Interact is dents like to play games or cards, make crafts or sew or listen to music. Dorothy involved with numerous service projects Love has Wii games and a computer sys- throughout the school year. Last year, tem called “It’s Never Too Late” designed they raised money to support the “Make for older users. Most of the residents just A Wish” Foundation and to send school supplies to African children. need one-on-one interaction to get inSenior Colleen Kinninger presented volved. She urged the students to share

information about the Lehman Pro-Lifeguards, an organization on campus dedicated to fighting for the Right-to-Life. Among the activities of the club are peaceful protests at the abortion clinic in Dayton, the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., in January, and the placement of white crosses on the school lawn in May to represent lives lost to abortion each day. Junior Nicole Larger spoke about Relay for Life, a national organization that raises money for cancer research. The Lehman team participates annually in the Shelby County Relay for Life. Lehman’s “Cancer Crusaders” have raised more than $30,000 for this cause. Lehman’s team collects aluminum cans for recycling through its “Can Cancer” initiative, and sponsors activities at the school’s Field Day in May.

Science clubs Following the presentations about service opportunities, Sister Ginny Scherer told students about extracurricular science clubs, including Science Olympiad and JETS-TEAMS, an engineering competition. “Often students want to study engineering in college, but they have no idea what an engineer does,” said Scherer. “Joining one of these competitive science activities provides insight into the kinds of problem-solving and working in teams that engineers do on a daily basis.”

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Russia claims County golf title Kindelin medalist, player of the year

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JACKSON CENTER’S Brooke Richard reaches for a return in County volleyball action against Fort Loramie Thursday at Jackson Center.

Loramie spikers take over County top spot Fort Loramie took over sole possession of first place in the County volleyball standings by defeating Jackson Center at Jackson Thursday in four games. The scores were 25-21, 1925, 25-16, 25-11, and the win put the Lady Redskins at 6-1 in the County and dropped Jackson to 5-2 and into a three-way tie for second. “We played well tonight,” said Loramie coach John Rodgers. “Some of the things we’re been working on are starting to fall into place. Darian Rose and Lindsey Hilgefort are starting to show what they’re capable of. Jackson is always a team you have to beat because they won’t beat themselves.” Hilgefort had 12 kills and Rose 11 for Loramie. Kelly Turner added nine, Renae Meyer seven and Reggi Brandewie six. Julie Hoying had 32 assists and Danielle Wehrman once again led the defense with 21 digs. For Jackson, Brooke Richard had 12 kills, 17 digs and four blocks, Ann Frieders had 26 assists and 10 digs, Brittany Foster and Nicole Weddle both had six kills, Haley Elchert five kills and 11 digs and Tara Jones 11 digs. • Lehman defeated Anna 25-17, 25-8, 25-20 Thursday. “It is getting better,” Lehman coach Greg Snipes

County Volleyball Standings W-L Fort Loramie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Jackson Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7 Thursday’s scores Loramie over Jackson 3-1 Russia over Houston 3-0 Fairlawn over Botkins 3-1 Non-league Lehman over Anna 3-0

said. “We still had a few lapses, but we are making progress. We just need to stay focused on every point. I thought the girls played really well tonight.” Andrea Thobe had eight kills and 19 assists for Lehman, 12-2. Ellie Waldsmith had eight kills and Morgan Schmitmeyer pounded seven. Lindsey Spearman had six kills and Paxton Hatcher pounded five. Ellie Cain dished out 16 assists. For Anna, Rachel Noffsinger and Megan Fogt had six kills each, Haley Steinbrunner 12 assists and Natalie Billing 11 digs. The Lehman JVs won 2725, 25-13. • Riverside won in three over Ridgemont 25-5, 2-16, 2511 Thursday. The Lady Pirates got 29 kills from Tory Thompson, who also had five aces and 14 digs.

Bailey Oliver had 32 assists, Morgan Robison 10 digs, and Whitney Jenkins three aces. The Riverside JV team won in three. • Sidney lost to Vandalia in four games, 25-12, 20-25, 2521, 25-10. Shelbie Anderson had eight kills and three blocks for Sidney, Kristin Beigel eight assists, Allison Neu nine digs and Lily Wildermuth two aces. • Russia downed Houston in County play 25-19, 25-12, 25-15. For Houston, Kortney Phipps had eight kills and two solo blocks, Taylor Willoughby had 13 assists, and Kristine Everett had eight digs. • Fairlawn went to 3-4 in the County with a 25-20, 2522, 23-25, 25-21 victory over Botkins in the third league game of the night. Fairlawn was again led by Olivia Cummings, who pounded out 19 kills and added 14 digs. But Mackenzie Hirschfeld also had a big game, with 10 kills, 10 digs and 13 assists. Haley Slonkosky had nine digs and three aces, Abby Stemen had 18 assists and Kara Short added six kills. The Lady Trojans got 10 kills from Rachelle Maurer, three aces from Jess Dietz, three aces and 19 digs from Erin George and nine assists from Jill Schneider.

Russia ran away with the County Golf Tournament championship Thursday at Shelby Oaks, and also overtook the Botkins Trojans for the overall County title. The Raiders shot a 321 to win by 25 strokes over runner-up Anna, with 346. Botkins, which finished the dual portion of the season with a perfect 6-0 record, shot a 358 to finish third, and that enabled Russia to claim the County championship. Anna standout Luke Kindelin was the tournament medalist with a 70 on rounds of 36 and 34. He was one of just two golfers to break 80, the other being Russia’s Corey Bremigan at 77. The Raiders also got an 80 from Treg Francis, an 81 from Ali Puthoff and an 83 from Bryce Dues. In addition to Kindelin, Max Pulfer had an 83 for Anna, Mike Omlor 96 and Devon Alexander 97. Cory Kies led Botkins with an 86 and Adam Bornhorst had an 89. 1. Russia (321) — Corey Bremigan 77, Treg Francis 80, Eli Puthoff 81, Bryce Dues 83. 2. Anna (346) — Luke Kindelin 70, Max Pulfer 83, Mike Omlor 96, Devon Alexander 97. 3. Botkins (358) — Cory Kies 86, Adam Bornhorst 89, Connor Bornhorst 90, Nate Cisco 93. 4. Fairlawn (361) — Trey Everett 896, Cody McDonald 91, Ryan Lessing 92, Anthony Gillem 92. 5. Jackson Center (382) — Levi Schmitmeyer 93, Trey Elchert 94, Troy Opperman

Gavin Wildermuth, 96, Nathan Hensley 99. 6. Houston (403) — Brandon Clack 96, Gary Phipps 100, Anton Wehrman 101, Ricky Slough 106, Jaron Howard 106. 7. Fort Loramie (422) — Brian Luttmer 99, Jordan Meyer 103, Brandon Eilerman 104, Kyle Pleiman 116. Final County standings (Duals and league meet) Russia ..............................11-1 Botkins ............................10-2 Anna ..................................9-3 Fairlawn ............................6-6 Jackson Center..................4-8 Houston ...........................2-10 Fort Loramie ...................0-12

All-County Kindelin led the All-County team with his play during the season, and it earned him Player of the Year honors. Joining him on the first team are Bremigan of Russia, Pulfer of Anna, Francis of Russia, Anthony Gillem of Fairlawn and Adam Bornhorst of Botkins. Making the second team are Connor Bornhorst of Botkins, Trey Everett of Fairlawn, Cisco of Botkins, Puthoff of Russia, Kies of Botkins and Austin Tebbe of Russia. All-County Golf First team — Luke Kindelina, Anna, Player of the Year; Corey Bremigan, Russia; Max Pulfer, Anna; Treg Francis, Russia; Anthony Gillem, Fairlawn; Adam Bornhorst, Botkins. Second team — Connor Bornhorst, Botkins; Trey Everett, Fairlawn; Nate Cisco, Botkins; Eli Puthoff, Russia; Cory Kies, Botkins, Austin Tebbe, Russia.

Lady Cavs beat Bellbrook for 8th win of the year Lehman upped its girls tennis record to 8-4, and its first doubles team went to 120 on the year with a 4-1 win over Bellbrook in action Thursday. The Lady Cavs got a 6-2, 61 win from Kandis Sargeant and Nicole Larger at first doubles over Colleen Whalen and Darbi Griffith of Bellbrook. The two are now 12-0, and a combined 19-0 in all matches.

At first singles, Meghan Bennett beat Megan Yates 60, 6-1, at second singles, Julia Harrelson beat Megan Bias 62, 6-2, and at third singles, MacKenzie Brown won over Kallie Rasp 6-2,6-4. Bellbrook’s only win came at second doubles, where Kathleen Dang and Melanie Slone won 6-2, 6-1 over Lehman’s Victoria King and Kerri Josefovsky.


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Miller will start at QB for Buckeyes RUSTY MILLER AP Sports Writer COLUMBUS (AP) — An 18-yearold true freshman is being given the keys to the Ohio State offense. Interim coach Luke Fickell made it official on Thursday when he announced that Braxton Miller would take over as the starting quarterback against Colorado on Saturday. Fifth-year senior Joe Bauserman had started the first three games for the Buckeyes (2-1), but the passing game, with Bauserman and Miller splitting time, was almost nonexistent in Saturday night’s 24-6 loss at Miami. The two quarterbacks combined to hit just 4 of 18 passes for 35 yards with an interception (by Miller), with all four completions going to running backs. “It’s a ‘give him a shot,’” Fickell said moments after disclosing the decision on his weekly radio show. “The reality is it is a big thing. But we need both of them. The way we handle it is key. But it’s time to give him a chance.” The switch comes at a symbolic crossroads for the Buckeyes, who climbed as high as No. 15 before stopping a late Toledo drive to pull off a narrow 27-22 win and then falling flat in their first regular-season game ever

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OHIO STATE quarterback Braxton Miller throws a pass during practice in Columbus. Miller will start Saturday against Colorado. in Florida. Ohio State fans have been clamoring for more of Miller, a five-star recruit from just an hour down Interstate 70 in suburban Dayton — since he enrolled at the school last January. Earlier this week, Colorado coach

Jon Embree said far too much emphasis is put on who starts at the position. “I hate cliche, but too much credit is given to the quarterback when it is good and too much blame when it goes bad,” he said. “It takes a lot of people. I don’t think it is just a oneguy problem with the passing game (at Ohio State). The other games they were doing OK with it, so I’m not buying the sky is falling in Columbus.” Miller, who is listed as 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, received one-quarter of the snaps in spring ball, with Bauserman, redshirt freshman Taylor Graham and third-year sophomore Kenny Guiton also getting equal playing time in workouts. Shortly after preseason camp opened in early August, Bauserman and Miller were separated as the top two and they’ve been dueling ever since. The depth chart has listed them as co-starters all season. Bauserman had spent the last two years watching from the sidelines as Terrelle Pryor played almost every down for teams that went 11-2 and 12-1. The 25-year-old Bauserman had a banner opener, hitting on 12 of 16 passes for 163 yards, while Miller was

8 of 12 for 130 yards in the second half of a rout over Akron. Even though Fickell and offensive coordinator Jim Bollman asserted Bauserman and Miller would share the job, Miller curiously never left the sidelines against Toledo while Bauserman did just enough (16 of 30 of 30 for 189 yards and a touchdown passing) to get the Buckeyes a victory. But in high heat and humidity against an active Hurricanes defense on Saturday night, nothing went right. Bauserman hit on just 2 of 14 passes for 13 yards, while Miller had his only two completions (in four attempts, for 22 yards) on the final two plays. Bauserman and the offense were booed by Ohio State fans during the Toledo game because he elected to throw the ball away rather than chance a turnover. Ineffective at times, he still had no interceptions and no fumbles this season. Miller, however, has lost two fumbles and thrown an interception in far less playing time. But with the offense stuck in neutral — or maybe reverse — during the Miami game, Fickel, whose job is not guaranteed beyond this one season, came around to thinking that maybe the time was right to sink or swim with a young player.

Agents track pot to Bengal player

Li’l Cavs teams unbeaten

CINCINNATI (AP) — For authorities tracking a marijuana shipment from California, the trail ended unexpectedly at the home of a Cincinnati Simpson Bengals player in suburban northern Kentucky where police say they found more drugs. No arrests have been made. Police were still investigating the case Thursday that has entangled Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson,

The Lehman Li’l Cavs have three games under their belts so far this football season. The varsity team has posted wins over Celina White 48-0, Ansonia 320 and Monroe Central 34-0. Against Celina, Aiden Endsley had three touchdown runs, and Wyatt Bensman, Joel Cathcart, Jacob Edwards and Kameron Lee one each. Seth Sargeant had a fumble recovery. Against Ansonia, Endsley scored three times, including one on a pass from Zach White. Brandon Barhorst caught a TD pass from Tyler Lachey, and Barhorst also had an interception. Against Monroe, Endsley had two touchdown runs and returned an interception for a score, and Bensman and Edwards both had touchdown runs.

a North Carolina native in his fourth NFL season. A package containing 2¬Ω pounds of marijuana was tracked to Simpson’s home. The case is being investigated by police at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, along with other local authorities. A Bengals spokesman offered no comment. Calls to Simpson’s agent went unreturned. Simpson was at his home along with girlfriend and teammate Anthony Collins on Tuesday when the woman accepted the package, said Michelle

Gregory, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Justice. Collins’ agent didn’t return a call seeking comment. The package originated in Eureka, Calif., part of the so-called Emerald Triangle, the state’s vaunted potgrowing region, and was discovered by a drugsniffing dog in Sacramento, Gregory said. The address label bore the name of Jason Snider, not Simpson’s, but Gregory said it’s not unusual for people to use false names when sending illegal drugs through the mail.

A search of Simpson’s home also turned up 6 more pounds of marijuana, smoking pipes and scales, authorities said. “We don’t believe it (the package) was for personal use,” Gregory said. “We believe there’s some sort of distribution or sales out of his home.” Law enforcement agents are trying to determine who sent the package to Simpson’s home. There was no return label. Gregory said if Kentucky authorities do not charge Simpson or others, California may consider that possibility.

Lady Cavs 4-2-2 after 6-0 win The Lehman girls upped their record to 42-2 on the season with a 6-0 victory over visiting Delphos St. John’s in high school girls soccr action Thursday. The Lady Cavs scored in the first minute of the game on a goal by Abby Ciriegion, with the assist from Sarah Titterington. And that set the tone. Madeline Franklin scored off an assist from Jenna Kronenberger, and Taylor Lachey scored off an assist from Titterington to make it 3-0 at the break. In the second period, Colleen Kinninger got a

goal off an assist by Elizabeth Edwards, then Edwards scored an unassisted goal. The final goal came from Katie Catanzarite, off an assist by Marla Schroeder. “Delphos had a lot of injuries,” said Lehman coach Bill Ramey. “But it was still a physical game. We came out very aggressive right from the start.” The junior varsity won 7-0, with Erin Looney scoring three of the goals and adding an assist. Also scoring were Lachey, Masie Sherman,

Minster boys edge Parkway by one stroke Minster’s boys golf team beat Parkway on Wednesday at Deerfield Golf Club 157-158. Austin Fischer had a 35, Freddie Purdy 39, Matt Wuebker 40 and Xavier Francis 43. Parkway got a 38 from Brian Shatzer and three 40s. • The Minster girls upped their record to 16-1 overall and 5-0 in the Midwest Athletic Conference with a 191257 win over Parkway at Arrowhead Wednesday.

Kelly Mueller led Minster with a 45, Marissa Conrad shot a 47, Margo Slonkosky 48 and Claire Fischer 51. • The Fort Loramie girls defeated Riverside in actionThursday, 194200. Tori Pleiman led Loramie with a 43, Ashley Ordeanhad a 47, Julia Holthaus 51 and Taylor Middendorf 53. For Riverside, Heather Comer shot a 43, Paige Atterholt 49, Ann Krisher 53 and Destany Jones 55.

Laura Cisco and Jordi confident.” Emrick. Kelly Wall had Sidney scored first an assist. when Monique Hanayik was able to connect just Anna wins 2-0 Anna defeated county eight minutes into the rival Botkins 2-0 in ac- game. Lebanon tied the tion Thursday, upping its game up at the 15record to 8-1. In the first half, Mor- minute mark, and the gan Huelskamp scored Lady Warriors’ last two on a direct kick, and goals came on penalty Kala Blankenship did kicks. the same in the second “We just made some half. bad defensive decisions Ashley Aselage had and those led to easy two saves for Anna, and goals for the other Jennifer Rupersburg 10 team,” Goffena said. saves for the Lady Tro- “When you play a team jans. of Lebanon’s caliber, you cannot just give them Wednesday Lady Jackets fall goals, and that’s what LEBANON — Sidney we did tonight, twice. lost 3-1 to Lebanon in ac- Overall, we played with tion on Wednesday them most of the first half, but they pulled night. Sidney is now 4-3-2 away and started to dominate in the second. and Lebanon 4-2-2. “The game was actu- It was a good experience ally a lot closer than the for us and hopefully we score,” said Sidney coach can take some positives Stacey Goffena. “I from the game.” thought we started out Sidney is back in acwell and Lebanon could tion Wednesday at have been a little over- Xenia.

The junior varsity team won 54-6 over Celina White, 26-0 over Ansonia and 50-6 over Monroe Central Against Celina, RJ Bertini had two touchdowns and Brendon O’Leary, Ian Bollheimer, Landon McIver, Kerington Martin and Brennan Arnold one each. Arnold also threw a TD pass. Tyler Sollmann had a fumble recovery. Ansonia, Against O’Leary, McIver and Bollheimer had TDs on offense, and Cameron Steward returned one of his two fumble recoveries for a score. Nathan Copsey and Bollheimer also recovered fumbles. And against Monroe, Isaiah Masteller scored twice, Bertini twice, and Bollhemer, Lavey, Arnold and Mikey Rossman once each. Will Voisard recovered a fumble.

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ANNA 13200 SidneyFreyburg Rd. Friday and Saturday 8-4. Name brand kids clothes, (boys 4T and lots of girls newborn-6mos size 4-6X) kitchen table, dresser with mirror, washer and dryer, pool stairs and miscellaneous items. ANNA, 13270 Sidney Freyburg Road, Thursday and Friday 9-4, Saturday 8-2. Riding lawn mower, boys and girls clothing 12mos-adult, toys, puzzles, new windows, storm door, patio door, lighted Christmas village, hardback books, lots of household decor and miscellaneous. ANNA, 15564 County Road 25A, Saturday Only! 9am-5pm, Chipper, love seat, leather chair & ottoman, baskets, infant & toddler clothes, xxl mens clothes, candles, Miscellaneous home decorations, captains chairs, 31" tv works good, tv stands, crib, 1940's chair, oak end tables, lamps, fax machine, Christmas items ANNA, 16100 Meranda Rd. Saturday 8-4. 8 foot fiberglass step ladder, mens and womens name brand clothing, boys and girls name brand teen clothing, TV's, HP printers, 6 foot slim Christmas tree, crafts, toys, lawn seeder and aerator, girls bike, Ab lounger, stationary exercise bike, guns and much more! ANNA 205 Cherry Lane. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8-2. AVON, Longaberger Vera Bradley, ladies Jr clothing, scrubs, homecoming dresses, flute, Nike bat bag, electronic toy drum, small tables, TV, Queen comforter, books, boys 10 speed bike, girls mountain bike, cabinets, Home Interior, lots of miscellaneous. ANNA, 205 S. Third St. Friday and Saturday 9am? WOW! Cleaning out an estate plus multi family sale. Lots of collectibles and unique items. Glassware, furniture, set of 54 old wooden folding chairs in great condition, church pew (beautiful!) So much more. Definitely not a sale you want to miss during the Anna Community garage sales going on. ANNA, 207 Meadowview, Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 8am-3pm. 26 inch tv, exercise equipment, loveseat, glider rocker, twin bed, cedar chest, computer desk, mini motorbike, Premiere jewelry, old cabinet with glass doors, household items, girls clothes 6-24 months, womens plus size, lots of miscellaneous items ANNA COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE! Sales in and outside of Anna. Friday 9-6, Saturday 8-2. Furniture, appliances, wedding items, dining room tables, glass dinette set, wood chipper, lawn mowers, Wagner Ware, 3200 watt generator, pig collection. FORT LORAMIE, 11220 Schmitmeyer Baker Road (east of Fort Loramie). Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm. NO baby things! Brand name clothing, electronics, golf, exercise, paintball equipment, furniture, TVs, key board and much more! HARDIN 6369 Hardin Wapak Rd. Saturday and Sunday 9-5. Tables, toddler bed, tools, glassware, China, sewing items, trailers, antique wedding dress, toys, clothes, picture frames, household items, etc.

JACKSON CENTER, 223B Robb Street, Saturday, 9am-3pm. Couch, loveseat, computer desk, car seat, junior girls-men's clothes, toys, garage heater, drills, baby dolls/ clothes, books, free kittens. KETTLERSVILLE, 8889 SR 274 (across from church), Thursday and Friday, 9am-6pm, Saturday, 9am-Noon. Multi family garage sale! Books, toys, games, children's clothes and shoes, men's and women's clothing, Power Wheels (2), exersaucer, bouncy seat, play set, sit-n-stand double stroller, fall/ Halloween home decor, exercise equipment, furniture, decorative wood pieces, Avon. Many nice items!

MCCARTYVILLE Whitefeather Subdivision Sycamore Trail, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Tons of brand name boys, girls, newborn and infant clothing, maternity clothes, Graco car seat and base, Graco deluxe Pack'n'Play, entertainment centers, Thomas the Train sets, baby and child toys, decorative home items, 2 girls bikes, 6.5HP Agri-Fab Mow and Leaf Vac, 3200W generator, clothes dryer and much, much more. Make it a one stop shop and hit numerous garage sales within 100 feet of each other. DON’T MISS IT!!!! RUSSIA, 289 Russia-Versailles Road (between Simon & Darke-Shelby Roads. Only house on the road), Friday, 9am-6pm & Saturday, 9am-3pm. Household, garage, outdoor items, tools, books, old and new items! Too much to mention!!! SAINT PARIS, 11485 Possum Hollow Road (off 235, 1 mile south of Kiser Lake), Thursday & Friday 9-6. Power tools, antique tools, saws, drills, hammers, levels, vises, horse shoes, creepers, jock stands, yard tools, ramps, fishing equipment, bikes, vcr tapes, dvds, lots more!

SIDNEY, 10333 Co. Rd. 25A North. September 22, 23, and 24th 9am-5pm. HUGE MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE!!! Tool boxes, tools, bicycles, girls electronic scooter, furniture, miscellaneous kitchen item, antiques, electronics, patio door, golf clubs, interior paint, Tonka trucks, lots of miscellaneous items.

SIDNEY, 1140 Cinnamon Ridge, Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 8am-2pm, Queen bed, dressers, nightstands, dinette set, hideabed, recliner, bookcases, miscellaneous tables, Rascal 320, Kirby vacuum/ shampooer, safe, mIcrowave/ stand, Castiron skillets, dishes, decor, lamps, EVERYTHING MUST GO! SIDNEY, 12824 Sidney Freyburg Road, Thursday, 9am-5pm, Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday, 8am-4pm. Multi Family! Estate furniture, household and home decor, clothing: children to adult sizes, miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 1290 Driftwood Trail, Saturday 8am-12pm. Like new youth bed with mattress and bedding, new steam cleaner, new dimmer switches, electrical wall plates, light fixtures, lamps, tranquility fountain, king comforter, bike trailer, kids electric 4 wheeler (needs battery), 14K jewelry, mans watch and lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 13631 Harmon Road. Friday 9am-5pm. Saturday 9am-2pm. Oak TV armoire with doors, coffee table, Vera Bradley, Dooney and Burke, some jewelry, baby to adult size good clothing, tools, games, DVDs, toys, books, dishes and lots of miscellaneous. SIDNEY, 1814 Shawnee Drive, Friday 8am-4pm, Saturday 9am-2pm, Baby items, misses & Juniors clothing, winter coats, books, dolls, toys, bikes, Christmas items, miscellaneous SIDNEY, 312 Hall Ave. Thursday & Friday, 9am-4pm, Saturday 9amnoon, Womens clothing misses & small, jeans mens, womens, children's clothing all sizes, dishes, glassware, decorations, tvs, tools, golf clubs, lots of miscellaneous, Must see! SIDNEY, 439 East Parkwood Street, Saturday only! 8am-4pm, Entertainment centers, desk chair, clothing- womens, mens, boys 14-16, books, home decor, plants, bathroom space saver, shelf, projection tv, luggage, furniture, lots of miscellaneous SIDNEY, 489 East Hoewisher Road, Friday, 10am-5pm & Saturday, 10am-1pm. Multi family garage sale. Baby Boy and toddler clothes. Baby items. Men's and ladies clothes. Christmas tree and decor. Primitive decor. Many more items.

3 BEDROOM, 2 story with garage, 1007 Greene St., Piqua. Near school and shopping. CA, gas heat, NO appliances. Renter responsible for: utilities, normal maintenance, lawn care. One month deposit, first months rent upon signing agreement. NO PETS or Metro! References required with rent application. $650 Month. Send replies to: PO Box 920, Piqua, OH 45356 c/o Rental Mgr. Include phone number and where you can be reached.

3 Beautiful single wide home left! All 3 bedroom, 2 full bath. Move in specials available. Fancy moving? Well check out our community! Consider your move to COUNTRY MEADOWS today! (937)497-7763

727 FORAKER 3 bedroom, 1 bath, nice neighborhood. No pets. $650 monthly plus deposit. (937)497-7957 COUNTRY LIVING, close to town. CA, extra living space. Non smoking. No dogs. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, two story, $750. (937)492-4396. JACKSON CENTER. Detached garage. Small yard. 4 bedroom, 1 bath, two story, vinyl. $650. (217)202-6642.

CARPORT, All American Steel, 12 foot wide, 21 foot long, 8 foot high, brand new, call (419)738-4280 anytime

DOWNTOWN SIDNEY across from courthouse, professional office space, 3 offices, handicapped bathroom, 1260 sq. ft., AC, large reception area, $650 month, (937)489-9921

RENT TO OWN: Nice county home in Jackson Center. 3 bedroom, 2 bath with full basement on 3 acres. $815 month, (937)558-5734,

River Valley GUN & KNIFE SHOW Sat., September 24th 8:30-3:00 pm Sidney Shelby Co. Fairgrounds Call : 937-418-2179

FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up. (937)596-6622 or (937)726-2780 LUMBER Kiln dried hardwood lumber. Rough planed to 7/8” thickness. Clear white oak and hickory plus other hardwoods available. (937)676-2733 SEASONED FIREWOOD $160 per cord. Stacking extra, $125 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service (937)753-1047

DINETTE SET, 7 piece. Round clawfoot table with extension leaf, 4 chairs, buffet and hutch. Medium oak finish. Excellent condition, $525, (937)335-5528.


Public Auction Sunday October 9th.11:00a.m. Wonderful location close to the Sidney middle school with easy access to I-75. This 3 bedroom 2 full bath home has 3 lots, a large yard, basement, enclosed sunroom, fire place and over 1500 square feet of living area. Perfect place for the growing family.The home has been updated with quality windows, roof and more. Motivated sellers with low starting bid of only $60,000 for more information and virtual tour visit

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FECNING, 4' chain link, 250' all hardware, gates. (2) 20" boys bikes. 250 gallon plastic tank. 1/2 (300') and 3/4 (100') conduit. Craftsman tool boxes. Tools. (2) sets youth golf clubs. (937)726-6933. HOSPITAL BED, $150. Adult potty chair, $20, walkers, canes, $10 each. Lift chair, $75. Leather teal chair and footstool, $25. (513)850-3570 LAWN TRACTOR, Huskee, 18.5 horse power, 48" mowing deck & 46" snow blade, runs great, $325. Call (937)773-7696.

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ANNA 11533 St Rt 25A. (South of Anna between Meranda and Ft. LoramieSwanders) Saturday 8am? Lazy-Boy green Hide-abed, and other household items. (937)498-1571

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LAWNMOWER, John Deere, 6hp Kawasaki engine, self propelled model JE75, Very good condition, $400 Firm (937)638-2358

ADULT MOVIES, still in factory seal, great selection, $4 each. Call (419)738-1128 evenings, leave message if no answer or (567)356-0272.

METAL. Wanting anything that contains metal. Will haul away for FREE. Call (937)451-1566 or (937)214-0861 MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS Guns, gun cabinet, lumber, 4" drainage tile plastic, welding table, pipe threader, windows, ( 9 3 7 ) 2 1 4 - 4 5 9 9 (937)615-0523 NASCAR DIECAST collection. Over 225 1/24 diecast. Some autograph cars, Autograph picture cards. 3 curio cabinets. (419)629-2041 REWARD for the return of iron kettle with stand from 614 West High Street. (937)778-8427 or (937)214-0884 SPRUCE TREES, Fresh dug Norway Spruce, White Pine, 3 feet-4feet $45-$60 each, planting available, (419)582-3505 VACUUM CLEANER, Kirby with all attachments, carpet shampoo system, bags, (2) belts, manual. (937)492-2515

ORGAN, Theater Lowry console, in excellent condition, mahogany finish. With two Leslie cabinets. Make offer. (937)773-2217 PIANO, Black and pink, antique Baby Grand. Asking $600 OBO. Needs tuned. (937)524-9114

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SIDNEY, 104 High (Court Street to High to dead end), Friday, 7am-7pm. Antiques, 1800s cupboard, table, secretary, etc. Home decor, tools, washer, dryer and more! SIDNEY 10970 Schenk Rd. (Corner of Lindsey and Schenk) Saturday only 8a-4p. Multi-family sale! Everything must go! Lots of kids Halloween costumes, bath decor, books, Seraphim angels, baby crib, name brand clothing: boys 18mos-2T and boys 14-18. Lots of girls size 3T-16, mens sweaters. Medical transcription machine. SIDNEY, 1703 Burkwood Drive. Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, Pictures & frames, furniture, books, cookbooks, Coach & Vera Bradley purses, Lots of fall and winter clothing, coats & shoes, mens & misses, household miscellaneous

SIDNEY, 806 Johnston Drive, Friday & Saturday 9am-2pm, Furniture, home decor, seasonal items, antiques, Wagner Ware, hardware, treadmill, weight bench, exercise bike, camping gear, oak jelly cupboard, oak dining table, patio furniture, kitchen items, canning jars SIDNEY, 9733 County Road 25A, Friday 8-5. 1950 girls Schwinn bicycle, TV, 2 wood rocking chairs, coffee table, table & chairs, bath towels, lift chair, women and mens shirts, storage cabinets, Home Interiors, Christmas decorations. SIDNEY, ST JOHN'S THRIFT SHOP. 319 S Ohio Ave. Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-1pm, Fall changeover sale. $4-first bag, $1-second bag, clothing items only. All non-clothing items half off. Lydia's Vintage is excluded.

Pre-Owned 2011 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Sheer Silver Ebony Cloth Interior 8000 miles 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Ext Cab 4x4 Blue Granite w/Ebony Cloth 11000 miles 2010 Chevrolet Silverado Ext Cab 4x4 Victory Red Ebony Cloth Local 17000 miles 2010 Chevrolet Impala LT Goldmist w/Neutral Leather Sunroof Non Smoker 19000 mile 2008 Chevrolet Impala Silver /Ebony Leather. Bucket Seats, Deck Spoiler 28000 miles 2008 Saturn Aura XE Gray w/Gray Cloth 4 Cyl Eng Extra Clean 27000 miles 2008 Saturn Aura XE Red Jewel w/Gray Cloth 3.5L V-6 Non Smoker 35000 mile 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Reg Cab 4x4 Victory Red w/Ebony Cloth Seat 6.0L 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Ext Cab 4x4 6.6L D-Max Dsl Allison Trans Dark Red 2004 Chevrolet Silverado LS Ext Cab 4x4 Dark Red w/Graphite Cloth V-8 80000 mile 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 4x4 Z71 Dark Blue Ebony Cloth 68000 miles 2002 Chevrolet Impala Silver w/Gray Cloth Seats. 3.4L V6 Great mileage. 138000 miles 2000 Chevrolet Silverado Ext Cab 4x4 1500 Blue/Silver Two tone Ebony Cloth 100K



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BEAGLE, free to indoor home only! 9 Year old female, spayed, shots up to date. Minster Vet. (419)628-3532 BEAGLE PUPPIES Mom and dad are great rabbit hunters, Would make nice family pets. ADORABLE! First shots, $50 each. (937)726-6089 BOXER PUPS, AKC fawn, 3 males, 2 females, tails docked, dew claws removed, dewormed, parents on site, ready 9/25. $325, (419)852-8361. GIANT SCHNAUZER, female, 9 months, shots up to date, spayed, microchipped, high energy dog! Indoor home only, fenced yard, $350, (937)710-4203.

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2004 HARLEY DAVIDSON, Sportster 883, only a few minor modifications, Mostly original, 5000 miles real nice condition $4500 firm, (937)498-0404 2004 TOMO Moped, Red, with bi-turbo, $550, 2006 Tomo Moped, yellow, with bi-turbo, $550 (937)773-8740

LAB PUPPIES, Parents on premises. 5 males, 1 female, $300 Females, $250 Males. ( 9 3 7 ) 6 3 8 - 2 7 8 0 (937)638-2781

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING WAPAKONETA AVE RECONSTRUCTION When: Tuesday, September 27th at 5:30 pm Where: VFW – 2841 Wapakoneta Ave City of Sidney Public Works Department will present an update including project scheduling and accessibility for the next construction phase of Wapakoneta Ave from Hoewisher Rd to I-75 to local residents and businesses. Sept. 23 2220272

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOTKINS BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers at 210 S. Mill Street, Botkins, Ohio. The Board of Zoning Appeals will hear the following matter: The Palazzo (Doseck Properties) is requesting a variance concerning the construction of a new sign on its property. Any person or persons having an interest in, or being affected by this matter, are welcome to attend this public hearing to express their concern, or present written statements for the Board to consider in its review at this proposal. Please notify Jesse Kent, Village Administrator (937-693-4368) if you have any questions regarding this meeting. Botkins Board of Zoning Appeals Sept. 23 2221405

GOLF CART 1994 Ez-go, 1 year old battery, charger, key switch, lights, back seat, winter cover. $2300 OBO (937)332-6925

1996 CHEVY, Silverado C2500, 6.5 Turbo Diesel, auto, extended cab, 206k miles, Well maintained, 2nd owner, 18mpg, non smoker. $4500. (937)658-3098

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS, AKC, males/females, med to dark. Parents on premises. Champion bloodline. Under training, dewormed. $399+ LMT. Leave message. (937)371-5647.

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MARSHALL FERRET, 5 month old with a multilevel cage toys and supplies. Asking $225, (937)658-3474. MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS, 3 year old male. 4 Year old female. Free to good home(s). (937)693-2559 PIT BULL puppies, females $150. Nice coats and markings. Call (937)638-4038 or (567)712-1887 PUPPIES: Bichon Frise, Shi-chon, malti-poo, Carin Terrier, Schnoodle, Lhachon, Pug/Pom Mix. $100 and up. (419)925-4339

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19,695 or $340 mo. 2010 FORD EDGE SE FWD, $ $ silver/charcoal cloth, 17,000 miles, cd, keyless, power windows & locks, alloy wheels ............... 21,195 or 366 mo. 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, $ $ silver/gray cloth, 17,000 miles, 4 cylinder, cd, keyless, power windows & locks, power seats ... 16,295 or 282 mo. 2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE, $ $ touring, black/gray cloth, 44,000 miles, v6, keyless, cd, alloy wheels .......................................... 15,200 or 263 mo. 2007 SATURN VUE FWD, $ $ dark blue/gray cloth, 42,000 miles, v6, cd, keyless, alloy wheels ................................................. 13,595 or 235 mo. 2007 DODGE CALIBER SXT, $ $ 4 door, black/gray cloth, 79,400 miles, 4 cylinder, keyless, cd, power windows & locks ................... 9,150 or 158 mo. 2004 INFINITI I35, $ $ gray metallic/graphite leather, 70,000 miles, v6, keyless, cd, sunroof, all the options ................. 11,495 or 199 mo. 2004 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM, $ $ 4 door, cardinal red/gray cloth, 73,000 miles, new tires, side airbags, cd, keyless............................ 7,800 or 135 mo. 2004 BUICK RENDEZVOUS CX FWD, $ $ cranberry/gray cloth, 80,500 miles, v6, keyless, cd, 5 passenger, new tires ..................................... 8,545 or 148 mo. 2001 OLDSMOBILE AURORA, $ $ dark bronze mist/tan leather, 88,650 miles, v6, cd, keyless, sunroof, alloy wheels .............................. 5,745 or 99 mo.

1934 FORD 4 DOOR V8, 93 engine, 7317 miles since update. Black cherry color, drivers side electric seat, automatic, electric front windows. Steel body. Asking $30,000 OBO. (937)339-2273


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7 Passenger, 303L V6, 227,110 miles, gets 20-22 miles per gallon, good work vehicle, $1395 OBO

Power sunroof, warranty can be transferred, 56,867 miles $9875 OBO.




53k miles, ready for the road. $6200.


æ Ton HD, 58,000 miles, 6.0L, V8, Power locks, heavy duty trailering, Rhino liner, $14,500 OBO

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Fresh. 1963 CHEVROLET CORVAIR Candy apple red, excellent condition! Good tires, AM/ FM radio. Local owner. $5200. (937)492-4410

TREADMILL, Precor 9.2S, very good condition. Displays: distance, time, speed, calories, incline, walking & running courses. Moving, must sell. Will consider all reasonable offers. $250 OBO. Call (937)570-8123.


Excellent condition! Only 6100 miles. $1750 OBO. (937)493-4633 CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019

1989 RANGER 362V Bassmaster Classic, $5000.


460 gas engine, slide-out, 34 feet, dual air, generator, new tires, 26K original miles. (937)773-9526

1997 GMC 1500

4.3 Vortex, V-6, 121,775 miles, excellent condition, original owner. $5000 OBO (937)335-2845


Diesel, Cummins engine, 45,500 miles. sleeps 6, awnings. Very good condition.

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XL1200C Custom, white pearl/gold, 2400 miles, detachable windshield, excellent condition. $6800. (937)332-1461 or (937)271-9639


16 ft., fully self contained, bathroom, outside shower, spare tire, can be towed with small vehicle, 1800 lbs. Very nice condition $8000. (937)308-7423

2008 FORD F-350 SUPERDUTY 54,k miles, V-10, 4 wheel drive, 6" Fabtech lift, Silver, many extras, Excellent condition, one owner, $25,000 (937)295-2612 Home (937)597-9800 Cell


I/O, 4 cylinder, rebuilt starter and alternator. Includes life vests and skis. Needs some TLC. $850. (937)394-8217 after 3pm. 2004 MINI Cooper, five speed, pepper white, AM/FM CD, sunroof, moon roof, well maintained, garaged, original owner, non-smoking family, $8500 OBO, (937)216-7730. 2010 HONDA Civic, burgundy, 1 owner, 10,241 miles, Extremely clean, (937)552-9486

2001 LEHMAN-HONDA VALKYRE TRIKE with Eagle trailer & extras. Built 2001 Honda VanWert. 8,700 miles. Original owner, have all receipts. $15,500 firm. (937)416-6983



Silver, 18-inch wheels, classic, good running condition, needs some cosmetics. $3500 OBO. (937)778-4078

1991 JAYCO popup. Clean inside and out. Ice box, electric fridge, gas stove, microwave, porta potty, 8' awning, sleeps six. (937)492-0315

1985 HONDA GOLD WING INTERSTATE with extras, second owner for 12 years. Moving, make offer. 27,000 miles, perfect condition. $4500 (937)416-6983

Full dresser, Vance & Hines pipes, new battery, new tires, very good condition. 64,000 miles Price reduced! $10,000 OBO Call anytime (937)726-4175

1993 LINCOLN TOWN CAR EXECUTIVE SERIES New tires, family owned, very good condition, 106,462 miles, very good gas mileage. $3000. (937)773-5093


New battery and brake pads, have all maintenance receipts, 147,000 miles. $4600. (937)773-0452


Orange/cream color, Like new, 400 miles, 100 MPG, $950. Call (937)726-3842

Red/black, very nice, has luggage carrier, 1600 Miles, 85 MPG, $1,300, (937)726-3842


Turquoise & antique white, security system, smooth rim, chrome spoked wheels, ABS brakes, less than 4000 miles. Nice stereo. $18,500 firm. Contact Rod, (937)638-2383


35ft, AC, PS 90% Rubber, runs great, very clean, 80k miles, asking $5500. Call (937)726-4902


Red, 181k miles, 4 speed with overdrive, good tires, good condition. $1650. (937)492-4410

Great condition. Loaded with over $2000 in options. Only 9,050 miles. $4100 OBO. (937)622-1290

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Spinal stenosis explained DEAR DR. that spring from DONOHUE: I it. the am 84 years old, When and I have spinal process occurs in stenosis, which is the back, pain is causing me pain. felt there and I would like to often in the butknow more about tocks or thighs. it. Will you furThe pain worsnish more infor- To your ens if a person mation? — T.P. stands for too good ANSWER: long. People can Spinal stenosis health ease the pain by is a common Dr. Paul G. bending forward back problem of at the waist or by Donohue older people. It’s sitting down. said that 20 percent of Bending opens the tunthose older than 60 have nel to give the spinal it. The spinal cord is an cord some breathing offshoot of the brain, room. The amount of and it travels from the bend that works is the brain to the lower back. amount of bend a person It’s about the width of assumes when pushing your little finger and is a shopping cart. extremely delicate. Have you tried That’s why nature en- Tylenol (acetacased it in backbones — minophen) for pain? It’s vertebrae. Running safe when used as dithrough the backbones rected on the label. Nonis a tunnel, the spinal s t e r o i d a l canal that serves to pro- anti-inflammatory medtect the cord. icines such as ibuprofen Spinal stenosis is a (Advil) and naproxen narrowing of the tunnel. (Aleve) also are helpful. It happens mostly in the They can cause stomach neck and lower-back re- upset and stomach gions. Thickened liga- bleeding, so follow direcments surrounding the tions given for their use. spinal cord or arthritic Hot packs or cold packs changes of the back- might work. Try both, bones impinge on the and see if either gets the spinal cord or the nerves job done. At night, lying

on your side in bed with a pillow between your knees lessens pain. A program of physical therapy might help you turn the corner. Ask your doctor for a referral. And finally, the opinion of a back surgeon will let you know if any surgical technique can bring you relief. The booklet on back pain offers other advice for the many conditions causing back pain. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 303, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

ANSWER: Normal fasting blood sugar (plasma glucose) is a reading of less than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L). A reading of 126 (7.0) or higher is diabetes. Values between those two levels are considered prediabetes — not diabetes, but likely to become diabetes if steps are not taken. The normal hemoglobin A1C is less than 5.6. Prediabetes is a reading of 5.7 to 6.4. Diabetes is 6.5 and above. However, for monitoring diabetes control, the ACCORD trial found that a level of 7 is acceptable and is less dangerous for patients. Hemoglobin A1C gives an idea of what the blood sugar has been in the past three months.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am writing in regard to your explanations of glucose measurements. Did I understand you to say that the fasting blood sugar is 126 mg/dL before the diagnosis of diabetes is made? I’ve been told it should be less than 100. And I thought that the cutoff for hemoglobin A1C is 6 not 7. — B.W.

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

Sept. 23, 1911 The first charge against a person for illegally voting in the recent local option election was made Saturday in Justice Hess’ court. The affidavit was filled and a warrant issued for the arrest of the party. The name of the party is being withheld until the arrest is made. The complaint was filled by Dr. D.R. Silver, chairman of the city dry committee. The alleged party is understood to have left the city. ––––– A Halloween celebration for this city on October 3 is being taken up and prospects are that Sidney will have one this year. C.B. DeWeese, Sim Hetzier and A.W. Knauer have the matter in charge and a meeting will be held at the room of the Third Realignment band the evening Sept. 25, to formulate the plans for the celebration.

75 years Sept. 23, 1936 Miss Margret Thedieck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Thedieck, has entered Ladywood the Sisters of Providence School for girls near Indianapolis, Ind., for a course study. ––––– Considerable enthusiasm was manifested for the success of the entire Democratic ticket at the opening meeting of the Shelby County Democratic Central and Executive committees held in the Kiwanis room of the Ohio building last this evening. The chairman, W.B. Swonger, announced that an intensive campaign will be put on in Shelby County during the next few weeks. Headquarters have been opened in the Ohio building on the second floor. ––––– William Bauman, the janitor at the courthouse, captures a male pheasant as it was pecking on the window in an endeavor to get into the office of Clerk of Courts “Razz” Harmony this morning. The bird had become frightened and had injured itself against flying in the window. Bauman took the pheasant to the country and released it.

50 years Sept. 23 1961 A.D. McRill, vocational agricultural instructor at Fairlawn High School and two area farmers went today to an Adult Farmer training camp at Camp Muskingum O. Accompa-

McRill were nying Richard Verdier, Fairlawn district, and William Opperman, Anna. ––––– Shelby County has been offered the historic Lockington canal locks for the use as a park or memorial site, it was disclosed today. The proposal to the county commissioners was made by Lester Beck, of the Division of Canals of the State Department of Public Works. The transfer, it was said, would be made without direct cost to the county. Only a question of the preservation and maintenance would be involved. Miami County, it was reported, is interested in obtaining and maintaining the Lockington locks in view of the close connection of the old Miami and Erie Canal with the cities of Piqua and Troy. But Beck told commissioners since Lockington is in Shelby County, first opportunity to secure the grant of the site will be made available here.

25 years Sept. 23 1986 ANNA, Ohio (AP) — Workers at the Honda plant in the western Ohio community today began making the first domestically assembled automobile engines for the Japanese automaker with the goal of producing up to 60,000 Civic engines by the end of next year. Honda of America Mfg. Inc. will produce the four cylinder, 1.5-liter engines on the same assembly line on which it had produced motorcycle engines since July 1985, plant officials said. The auto engines will be installed in the small Civic automobile, which Honda began assembling at its Marysville, Ohio, plant in July. ––––– Although the threat of rain probably lessened the crowd from last year, about 4,000 to 5,000 people attended the threeday carnival in downtown Sidney last weekend, estimated Ron McCrum, chairman of the event.

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High in the sky is no place to teach manners DEAR ABBY: I am who can’t get past this. a flight attendant for a If a passenger doesmajor carrier. I enn’t say “please” or counter rude passen“thank you,” Joel will gers every single day, respond with, “What as well as people (indo you say?” or, cluding children) with “What’s the magic no manners. I accept word?” or a sarcastic, that not everyone will “You’re welcome!” if a be friendly to me. thank-you hasn’t been Dear Some people are not given. I am appalled Abby capable of being by this. While I agree friendly, and others that manners are imAbigail may be going through Van Buren portant, I don’t feel it’s personal issues and my place to educate not realize they’re being rude. our passengers. Joel gets his I have a colleague, “Joel,” point across with a rude, con-

descending tone. What’s your take on this? Is Joel out of line or offering a valuable lesson? How can I voice my objection and tell him he’s embarrassing his coworkers, the passengers and himself? — ATTITUDES IN ALTITUDES, IN FLORIDA DEAR A IN A: From my window seat it appears there may be stormy weather ahead for your co-worker. However, this is a lesson he will have to learn for himself, so stay out of it. One of these days when he asks a passenger what the

“magic word” is, someone is going to give him one that can’t be printed in a family newspaper. Yes, Joel is out of line, and when enough passengers complain about him to the airline, he will suffer the consequences. DEAR ABBY: I am a middle-aged man with an older sister who criticizes the way I sneeze. She thinks my sneezing isn’t “restrained” enough. It’s not a question of direction or whether I put my hand in

front of my mouth or not. She believes if I don’t try to stifle my sneeze I’m uncouth. In my opinion, sneezing is a natural automatic response and serves to relieve whatever causes it. What do you think? — SOMETHING TO SNEEZE AT DEAR SOMETHING: I agree with you. And I am not convinced that trying to stifle a sneeze is healthy because it’s nature’s way of expelling something from the nose that is irritating. Sneeze away, and — God bless you!


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