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2,000 U.S. military deaths


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American Profile • Reduced to fewer than 100,000 animals by 1900, elk herds are making a comeback across the nation. Inside

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Lester A. Heyne • Florian G. Heitkamp • James Lavern Coverstone • James L. Creager • Vernon W. Barhorst • Lester F. Elliott • Ralph A. Van Kirk Sr. • James C. “Jim” Paulus • Sara I. Pittman

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Grim milestone reached in Afghanistan BY PATRICK QUINN Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the war to 2,000, a cold reminder of the perils that remain after an 11-year conflict that now garners little public interest at home. The toll has climbed steadily in recent months with a spate of attacks by Afghan army and police — supposed al-

lies — against American and NATO troops. That has raised troubling questions about whether countries in the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan will achieve their aim of helping the government in Kabul and its forces stand on their own after most foreign troops depart in little more than two years. “The tally is modest by the standards of war historically, but every fatality is a tragedy and 11 years is too long,” said Michael O’Hanlon, a fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington. “All that is internalized, however, in an American

public that has been watching this campaign for a long time. More newsworthy right now are the insider attacks and the sense of hopelessness they convey to many. “ Attacks by Afghan soldiers or police — or insurgents disguised in their uniforms — have killed 52 American and other NATO troops so far this year. “We have to get on top of this. It is a very serious threat to the campaign,” the U.S. military’s top officer, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, said about the insider threat. See DEATHS/Page 8A

Everything’s coming up pumpkins BY TOM BARNETT NEW BREMEN — Although summer’s intense drought severely curtailed the growth of pumpkins — especially giant ones — the weekend’s 2012 New Bremen Pumpkinfest was again pronounced a success. Large crowds enjoyed the activities at Crown Pavilion both Friday and Saturday in fine fall weather. Participants enjoyed everything pumpkin — pumpkin pie, a pumpkin roll, even a pumpkin pie bake-off. Music by Cottonwood band and Flight Risk entertained the crowds throughout the night See PUMPKINS/Page 2A

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MANEUVERING A giant pumpkin onto a scale at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest Saturday are (l-r) Jess Siegel, Jeff Wells and Leon Homan, all of New Bremen. Only two pumpkins were so large that the forklift had to be used to place them on the scale. This summer’s drought curtailed growth of pumpkins.


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Obama within reach of 2nd term BY THOMAS BEAUMONT win. “In these kinds of races Associated Press people focus near the end, and that’s what’s happening now,” DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) he told “Fox News Sunday.” — Five weeks to Election Day, If the election were held President Barack Obama is today, an Associated Press within reach of the 270 elec- analysis shows Obama would toral votes needed to win a win at least 271 electoral second term. Republican Mitt votes, with likely victories in Romney’s path to victory is crucial Ohio and Iowa along narrowing. with 19 other states and the To overtake Obama, Rom- District of Columbia. Romney ney would need to quickly would win 23 states for a total gain the upper hand in nearly of 206. all of the nine states where he To oust the Democratic inand Obama are competing the cumbent, Romney would need hardest. to take up-for-grabs Florida, Polls show the president Colorado, Nevada, North Carwith a steady lead in many of olina, New Hampshire and them as Romney looks to shift Virginia, which would put him the dynamics of the race, at 267 votes, and upend starting with their first de- Obama in either Ohio or Iowa. bate Wednesday in Denver. The AP analysis isn’t “We’d rather be us than meant to be predictive. them,” says Jennifer Psaki, an Rather, it is intended to proObama spokeswoman. vide a snapshot of a race But Romney’s running that until recently has been mate Paul Ryan says there’s stubbornly close in the small time for the GOP ticket to number of the most con-

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tested states. It is based on a review of public and private polls, television advertising and numerous interviews with campaign and party officials as well as Republican and Democratic strategists in the competitive states and in Washington. In the final weeks before the Nov. 6 vote, Obama is enjoying a burst of momentum and has benefited from growing optimism about the economy as well as a series of Romney stumbles. Most notably, a secret video surfaced recently showing the Republican nominee telling a group of donors that 47 percent of Americans consider themselves victims dependent on the government. To be sure, much could change in the coming weeks, which will feature three presidential and one vice presidential debate. A host of unknowns, both foreign and

domestic, could rock the campaign, knocking Obama off course and giving Romney a boost in the homestretch. Barring that, Romney’s challenge is formidable. Obama started the campaign with a slew of electoralrich coastal states already in his win column. From the outset, Romney faced fewer paths to cobbling together the stateby-state victories needed to reach the magic number. It’s grown even narrower in recent weeks, as Romney has seen his standing slip in polls in Ohio, with 18 electoral votes, and Iowa, with six. That forced him to abandon plans to try to challenge Obama on traditionally Democratic turf so he could redouble his efforts in Ohio and Iowa, as well as Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Nevada and Virginia.

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Fire, rescue SUNDAY -5:30 a.m.: injury. Sidney paramedics responded to an injury in the 400 block of North Miami Avenue. SATURDAY -9:50 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 400 block of Jefferson Street. -9:22 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of Enterprise Avenue for an injury. -4:10 p.m.: injury. Paramedics were dispatched to the 1000 block of Riverside Boulevard for an injury. -1:50 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 800 block of Countryside Lane. -12:39 p.m.: open burning. Firefighters were dispatched to 320 S. Highland Ave. for an open-burning complaint. The fire was illegal and was extinguished. -8:56 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 200 block of West Court Street for a medical call.


FRIDAY -10:46 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 2400 block of North Kuther Road. -7:32 p.m.: investigation. Firefighters responded to 128 Turner Drive for an investigation. -4:20 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 600 block of North Main Avenue. -3:16 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 3500 block of North Kuther Road for a medical call. -1:37 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 600 block of North Stolle Avenue for a medical call. -1:21 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 500 block of North Main Avenue for a medical call. -11:36a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 1100 block of St. Marys Avenue. -9:54 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1900 block of Michigan Street for a medical call.


Fire, rescue SUNDAY -4:05 a.m.: medical. Perry-Port-Salem Rescue responded to a medical call in the 17600 block of State Route 47. -3:21 a.m.: medical. Perry-Port-Salem Rescue responded to the 5800 block of State Route 29 for a medical call. SATURDAY -8:23 p.m.: medical. Houston Rescue and Fire Department units were dispatched to a medical call in the 5600 block of Smith Road. FRIDAY -11:28 a.m.: medical. Houston Rescue and the Lockington Fire Department responded to a med-

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Sheriff’s log SUNDAY -7:25 a.m.: larceny. A deputy responded to 9185 Mason Road in Turtlecreek Township to investigate the theft of a four-wheeler. SATURDAY -4:15 a.m.: hydrant broken. A caller reported a fire hydrant at Ohio 47 and DingmanSlagle Road in Clinton Township was broken and flooding the area. -3:44 a.m.: traffic hazard. A tree was reported down across the roadway at the Botkins Road railroad crossing in Jackson Township.

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The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of a hit-skip accident early Sunday that injured an Indiana motorcyclist in the 11000 block of Ohio 29. Lance E. Laramore, 37, of Fort Wayne, Ind., was inured shortly after 1:30 a.m. when his Kawasaki motorcycle was struck by a passing vehicle, throwing Laramore to the ground. Deputies said the auto, of unknown make and reportedly gold in color, left the scene without stopping. Laramore was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton where patient information listed his condition as “fair” Sunday afternoon. The Fort Loramie Fire Department and Fort Loramie Rescue responded to the scene to assist deputies.

Meeting to deal with project The city of Sidney’s Public Works Department has scheduled a public meeting Oct. 9 for residents and businesses affected by the upcoming second phase of the reconstruction of Wapakoneta Avenue. The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Parkwood School, 315 W. Russell Road. Participants will be able to review plans and ask questions concerning the Parkwood Street-to-Russell Road Phase II Wapakoneta project. The meeting’s format will be an open one and residents may arrive and leave as they desire.

Board plans special meeting BOTKINS — The Botkins Board of Education will meet in special session Tuesday at 7 p.m. Board members will discuss progress of the school district’s building project.

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PUMPKINS on Friday. Saturday dawned with a 7 a.m. pumpkin pancake breakfast followed by a fun run and the 5K run. The giant pumpkin weigh-off followed at 1 p.m. Other festival events included a Pumpkin Olympics, Kiddie Tractor Pull, craft booths, an antique tractor display, bean bag tournament and more music. Food concessions offered pumpkin brats and other festival favorites — even pumpkin beer. More music was provided by EZ Rider and Danny Schneible & Cider

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From Page 1 Home. The Wine Garden and an artisan showcase were also festival features. The Artisan Show featured local artists’ stained glass, glass blowing and sculptures. Local high school sporting events were broadcast and Saturday’s OSU vs. Michigan State football game was enjoyed on a large-screen TV in the Pavilion. New Bremen’s Pumpkin Fest gained national prominence when it produced the World’s Largest Pumpkin Pie in 2011. It was 20 feet across and weighed 3,699 pounds.

VILLAGE CONNECTION Student if it is canceled. government Osgood week• The September Legion Youth Raffle winners selected • The next recycling are Paul Poeppelman, Sidney Middle School’s student government has recently been appointed for the 2012-13 school year. Representatives were selected and officers were voted in by Student Council members. Officers are President Hannah Fogt, First Vice President Hannah Wiford, Second Vice President Alexis Doyle, Treasurer Emma Richards and Secretary Emma Wiford. Eighth-grade representatives are William Henry, Hayley Cost, Carly Drury, Kelsy Castle, Sarah Smith, Ian Humphrey and Allison Ickes Seventh-grade representatives are Ayaka Machimura, Hannah Brown, Madison Frank, Lucas Finke, Autumn Neville, Jenny Barnes, Hujron Alshara, Claire Busse and Justin Beard. Sixth-grade representatives are Ava Money, Emily Fogt, Shyann Kinney, Joelle Cecil, Leah Burnside, Payton Boshears, Molly Batchelder, Alyssa Chavez, Zayne Arbogast and Paris Cheek.

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Board work session set During its October work session tonight, the Sidney City Schools Board of Education will consider a number of personnel actions. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in Sidney Middle School. A custodial change of assignment will be considered for Brad Martin and one-year contracts will be approved for aides, substitute teachers, classified substitutes, and substitute aides, bus drivers and custodians. The donation of a medical car seat valued at $600 will be accepted for use in transporting special-needs students.

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JUDGING THE pumpkin-pie-baking contest at the Pumpkinfest Saturday are (l-r) Edith Wissman, Doc Riebel and Sandy Schwartz, all of New Bremen. Twenty pies were entered in the contest.

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BLUFFTON — Lester F. Elliott, 92, of Bluffton, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, 2012, at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. He was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Sidney, a son of Ferris O. and Margaret B. (Rhodehamel) Elliott. On June 29, 1974, he married Florence May Tabner and she survives him. Lester had retired from LeRoi Dresser, Sidney, as a tool and die maker. He was a member of the English Lutheran Church, Bluffton. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275, and a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge in Bluffton. He was an avid fisherman, loved golf, was an amateur radio operator and had a passion for music. He had sung in the church choir at his previous church. He attended Sidney High School. Survivors also include a daughter, Chrystal (John) Wisnieski, of Strongsville; two grandchildren, Jacob and TayWisnieski; four lor stepdaughters Patricia (Earl) DeLong, of Lakeview, Jean (Gary) Bicknell, of Lindale, Texas, Doris (Jim) Hodge, of Harrod, JoAnne (David) Pollock, of Vandalia; two

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Vernon W. Barhorst MINSTER — Vernon W. Barhorst, 86, of South Paris Street, passed away of natural causes Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2012, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minster. He was born April 30, 1926, in Fort Loramie, the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Ernst) Barhorst. On Nov. 19, 1949, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, Vernon married Treva Zimmerman, who survives him in Minster. Also surviving are seven children, V. Glen and Jeanne Barhorst, of Anna, Randall and Denise Barhorst, of Newport, Mark and Vicki Barhorst, of Fort Loramie, Elaine and Jay Sargeant, of Sidney, Theresa and John Buschur, of Anna, Lori Hausfeld, of Springboro, and Mitchell and Jill Barhorst, of Minster; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Ida Thobe, of Fort Recovery; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Romilda Barhorst, of Englewood, Matt and Doris Jean Zimmerman, of Fort Loramie, Annette and Dave Haraburda, of Chicago, Lillian Zimmerman, of Minster, and Edna Zimmerman, of Troy; numerous nieces and nephews, and friends of the family, Dianne and Earl Winner, of Minster. He was preceded in death by both parents; infant daughters, Peggy and Jane Barhorst; sonin-law, Tom Hausfeld and granddaughter,

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Ohio poll: Obama has nine-point lead over Romney COLUMBUS (AP) — President Barack Obama has a nine-point lead over Mitt Romney in swing state Ohio, according to a mail poll published Sunday by The (Columbus) Dispatch. The newspaper ( said the poll shows Democrat Obama leading Republican Romney 51 percent to 42 percent. The poll shows the president ahead among independent voters by three points and attracting slightly more GOP support than Romney is getting from Democrats. The first Dispatch poll had the two even at 45 percent just before the Republican National Convention in late August. Experts say as many as 40 percent of Ohio’s voters will cast ballots before Nov. 6. Five percent of Ohio voters said

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IN THIS Sept. 18, Nicholas “Tanner” Leach appears in court in Marietta. A law that has successfully helped Ohio reduce its inmate population is being criticized as too restrictive by judges seeking more leeway in sentencing. During the Sept. 18 hearing, Judge Susan Boyer expressed her dissatisfaction with the law and warned the offender, Leach, he would be sent to prison if he violated any of the conditions she was imposing. She sentenced him to 90 days in jail and 90 days in a secure treatment center.

Fewer inmates, but judges want law fixed to a fourth-degree felony of unlawful sexual conduct with a 14-year-old boy. During the Sept. 18 hearing, Judge Susan Boyer expressed her dissatisfaction with the law and warned the offender, Nicholas Leach, he would be sent to prison if he violated any of the conditions she was imposing. She sentenced him to 90 days in jail and 90 days in a secure treatment center. “At this point, the court does not have available to it the option to send you to prison,” Boyer said. “Let me be clear: If the court had that option, you would be going to prison.” Assistant Washington County prosecutor Kevin Rings said it was the first time in his career he’d seen a sex offender escape prison. “You had a 24-year-old defendant and a 14-yearold child,” he said. “In Washington County, that’s prison.” Messages were left for Leach’s attorney seeking comment. The prison system is working with the Ohio Judicial Conference on possible updates to the law that would exclude sex offenders from the prohibition on prison.

Enrollment in online schools in Ohio passes 30,000 CLEVELAND (AP) — Enrollment in online schools in Ohio has passed 30,000, more than 12 times the number in 2000 when the first “virtual” school opened in the state. Only Arizona had more students enrolled full time in online schools in 2010-11, according to an annual report by the Evergreen Education Group. Online students attend classes online and do lessons by computer, often at home, typing in tests and papers to be reviewed by a teacher elsewhere.

Most Ohio students in virtual enrolled schools, about 90 percent, attend one of the seven statewide online schools, according to a story Sunday by The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and the StateImpact Ohio collaboration among National Public Radio and Ohio publicradio stations WCPN, WKSU and WOSU. Although scattered around the state, the online students combined would make up the third-largest district in Ohio — about the size of the Cincinnati schools. The online schools are

charters, independently operated but publicly funded. Robert Mengerink, head of Cuyahoga County’s Educational Service Center, said online schools are convenient but, “You can’t sleep in the back of the room in an online course.” Ohio has lifted a moratorium on creating new online schools, which had been imposed in 2005. In 2013, up to five new online schools can start in the state, though the Ohio Department of Education says none has yet announced plans.



BY ANDREW WELSH- tion over the past year is HUGGINS by prohibiting judges Associated Press from sentencing first-time offenders to prison if the COLUMBUS (AP) — cases fall into certain catA law that has helped egories, such as convicOhio reduce its inmate tions involving low-level population is being criti- felonies or if the crime cized as too restrictive by was not a violent offense. judges seeking more leeBut judges aren’t alway in sentencing. ways happy about that. Enacted a year ago In some cases, they can’t this Sunday, the law aims find local treatment facilto save the state millions ities or aren’t aware of of dollars by shrinking them, or they say the ofthe number of inmates fender has a history of and also by reducing the skipping out of halfway number of offenders who houses or similar setmight to return to prison tings. In other cases, as repeat offenders. judges make it clear they One result of the think prison is warchange is that Ohio’s in- ranted, despite the law. mate population has reTwenty-two judges mained under 50,000 have asked the Departsince January, levels not ment of Rehabilitation seen since 2007. and Correction for help Ohio is also one of sev- finding spots for inmates eral states making signif- who would have gone to icant progress reducing prison under the old law, the number of repeat of- according to data obfenders, according to a tained by The Associated national report released Press through an open last week. records request. Kansas, Michigan, In 10 other cases, the Mississippi, Ohio, Ore- state permitted inmates gon, Texas and Vermont to serve prison time, all saw the number of re- while finding local alterpeat offenders drop be- natives for nine other intween 2005 and 2007, mates. Two cases are according to the study by pending. Washington-based CounThe issue came to a cil of State Governments’ head last week in WashJustice Center. ington County at the senOne way Ohio has low- tencing for a man who ered its inmate popula- pleaded guilty last month

they remain undecided. The poll of 1,662 randomly selected likely Ohio voters Sept. 19 through Saturday has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points. In the past week, two other surveys showed the president crossing the 50 percent mark among likely voters in Ohio. A Washington Post poll found Obama ahead 52 percent to 44 percent among those most likely to turn out, and a Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll showed a 10-point Obama lead among definite voters. For the first time, most of Ohio’s 7.8 million registered voters have been mailed an absentee-ballot application. ___ Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday, Oct. 1, the 275th day of 2012. There are 91 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 1, 1962, Johnny Carson debuted as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show,” beginning a nearly 30-year run; after being introduced to the audience by Groucho Marx, Carson received his first guests, actor-singer Rudy Vallee, actress Joan Crawford, singer Tony Bennett and comedian Mel Brooks. (The same day, Merv Griffin launched a daytime show, also on NBC; his guests were comedian Shelley Berman, opera singer Roberta Peters and journalist Adela Rogers St. Johns.) On this date: ■ In 1861, during the Civil War, the Confederate navy captured the Union steamer Fanny in North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound. ■ In 1908, Henry Ford introduced his Model T automobile to the market. ■ In 1910, the offices of the Los Angeles Times were destroyed by a bomb explosion and fire; 21 Times employees were killed. ■ In 1932, Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees made his supposed called shot, hitting a home run against Chicago’s Charlie Root in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series, won by the New York Yankees 7-5 at Wrigley Field. ■ In 1937, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black delivered a radio address in which he acknowledged being a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, but said he had dropped out of the organization before becoming a U.S. senator. ■ In 1940, the first section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, 160 miles in length, was opened to the public. ■ In 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the People’s Republic of China during a ceremony in Beijing. A 42day strike by the United Steelworkers of America began over the issue of retirement benefits. ■ In 1961, Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run during a 162-game season, compared to Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs during a 154game season. (Tracy Stallard of the Boston Red Sox gave up the round-tripper; the Yankees won 1-0.) ■ In 1964, the Free Speech Movement was launched at the University of California at Berkeley. ■ In 1972, the book “The Joy of Sex” by Alex Comfort was first published by Mitchell Beazley of London.

OUT OF THE BLUE Man does time for convict friend STOCKHOLM (AP) — A man convicted of smuggling in Sweden outwitted his jailers by sneaking in a friend to serve most of his yearlong sentence, prison officials said Friday. The identity of the false convict was discovered only when he'd been released on probation after serving about two-thirds of his friend's sentence "sometime in 2008 or 2009," Elisabeth Lager of Sweden's Prison and Probation Service said. Lager said the in-lieu convict came to serve the sentence with a false ID a driving license in the name of the smuggler friend but with his photograph. She declined to name either man or give more details about the switch.

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Obama, Romney: Rivals with little personal history BY JULIE PACE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2008, one of the people who reached out to the couple was newly elected President Barack Obama. It was one of the few personal interactions between Obama and Romney. “He was kind enough to call our home when my wife was ill, and he said that he and Michelle had my wife in their prayers,” Romney said in an interview after the call. “I said, ‘Mr. President-elect, Ann and I have you in our prayers’. And we do.” Even as their political fates have become more entwined, Obama and Romney have had little opportunity to connect directly. In fact, when the Democratic president and the

former Republican governor of Massachusetts stand alongside each other during Wednesday night’s presidential debate in Denver, it will be their first face-to-face meeting in nearly five years. “I don’t really know him well,” Obama said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I think Gov. Romney obviously has achieved extraordinary success with his businesses, and he’s obviously very focused on achieving the presidency. He cares deeply about his family, and I think he cares deeply about his faith.” Romney has had similarly kind words about the president as a father and family man. But most of their descriptions of each other during the campaign are far less complimentary, and that probably will be the case in the debate. Romney accuses the presi-

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REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leaves his campaign headquarters in Boston Sunday.

dent of having “more European than American” views. Obama says Romney has written off half the country. The two do have a few similarities. They’re both graduates of Harvard Law School; Romney also has a business degree from the Ivy League university. Each is a multimillionaire, though Romney’s estimated $250 million fortune far exceeds Obama’s net worth, which is as much as $8.3 million. When people get one of their first looks at the rivals standing side by side Wednesday, they’ll see a Republican who is 14 years older and an inch taller than the 51-yearold president, who stands 6feet-1. Obama and Romney first met in 2004 at a gathering of Washington’s political and media elite. Romney, then governor, and Obama, a senatorelect from Illinois, were picked by the Gridiron Club to deliver speeches at the group’s dinner. The private event’s festive atAP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais mosphere, however, meant PRESIDENT BARACK Obama greets supporters on the tar- their dueling speeches were mac upon his arrival at McCarran International airport, Sunday more about cracking jokes in Las Vegas. than outlining their policy dif-

ferences. By the time their paths crossed again, the rising political stars were presidential contenders. Seeking to line up votes in the New Hampshire primary, they both showed up for the 2007 Labor Day parade in the town of Milford. They shook hands, exchanged a few pleasantries and turned their attention to the voters. New Hampshire was also the site of what aides to both men believe was their last face-to-face meeting before Wednesday’s debate. In January 2008, the Republican and Democratic primary candidates were holding back-to-back debates in Manchester. After the Republicans wrapped up, the moderator invited the Democrats waiting in the wings to join them briefly onstage for a brief show of bipartisanship. Obama and Romney found each other in the scrum. They smiled and shook hands, with Obama placing his hand warmly on Romney’s arm. Obama went on to win the White House. Romney dropped out of the Republican race shortly thereafter.

Medicare to start fining over hospitals’ readmitted patients BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — If you or an elderly relative have been hospitalized recently and noticed extra attention when the time came to be discharged, there’s more to it than good customer service. As of Monday, Medicare will start fining hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge due to complications. The penalties are part of a broader push under President Barack Obama’s health care law to improve quality while also trying to save taxpayers money. About two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per facility this coming year, according to government estimates. Data to assess the penalties have been collected and crunched, and Medicare has shared the results with individual hospitals. Medicare plans to post details online later in October, and people can look up how their community hospitals performed by using the agency’s “Hospital Compare” website.

It adds up to a new way of doing business for hospitals, and they have scrambled to prepare for well over a year. They are working on ways to improve communication with rehabilitation centers and doctors who follow patients after they’re released, as well as connecting individually with patients. “There is a lot of activity at the hospital level to straighten out our internal processes,” said Nancy Foster, vice president for quality and safety at the American Hospital Association. “We are also spreading our wings a little and reaching outside the hospital, to the extent that we can, to make sure patients are getting the ongoing treatment they need.” Still, industry officials say they have misgivings about being held liable for circumstances beyond their control. They also complain that facilities serving low-income people, including many major teaching hospitals, are much more likely to be fined, raising questions of fairness. “Readmissions are partially within the control of the hospital and partially within the control of others,” Foster said. Consumer advocates say Medicare’s nudge to hospitals is long overdue and not

nearly stiff enough. “It’s modest, but it’s a start,” said Dr. John Santa, director of the Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center. “Should we be surprised that industry is objecting? You would expect them to object to anything that changes the status quo.” For the first year, the penalty is capped at 1 percent of a hospital’s Medicare payments. The overwhelming majority of penalized facilities will pay less. Also, for now, hospitals are only being measured on three medical conditions: heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia. Under the health care law, the penalties gradually will rise until 3 percent of Medicare payments to hospitals are at risk. Medicare is considering holding hospitals accountable on four more measures: joint replacements, stenting, heart bypass and treatment of stroke. If General Motors and Toyota issue warranties for their vehicles, hospitals should have some similar obligation when a patient gets a new knee or a stent to relieve a blocked artery, Santa contends. “People go to the hospital to get their problem solved, not to have to come back,” he said.

Iran touts domestic Internet as Gmail ban rankles TEHRAN (AP) — Iranian officials announced that they would soon introduce local alternatives to Google and its Gmail e-mail service, even as the country’s media and even some officials stepped up complaints over Tehran’s decision to enact a ban on Gmail in response to an anti-Islam film, newspapers reported on Sunday. Last week, Iran blocked Gmail — but not the search engine of the parent company Google — in response to a court order linked to the distribution of a low-budget, U.S.-produced

film on YouTube, also owned by Google. In a country with 32 million Internet users out of a population of 75 million, according to official statistics, that ban has caused widespread resentment. Even many pro-government newspapers have complained of the disruptions. “Some problems have emerged through the blocking of Gmail,” Hussein Garrousi, a member of a parliamentary committee on industry, was quoted Sunday by the independent Aftab daily as saying. He said that parliament would

summon the minister of telecommunications for questioning if the ban was not lifted. The deputy minister, Ali Hakim Javadi, told reporters that Iranian authorities were considering lifting the Gmail ban, but also wanted to introduce their own domestic alternatives: the Fakhr (“Pride”) search engine and the Fajr (“Dawn”) e-mail services, Aftab reported. Iran’s clerical establishment has long signaled its intent to get citizens off of the international Internet, which they say promotes Western values, and

onto a “national” and “clean” domestic network. But it is unclear whether Iran has the technical capacity to follow through on its ambitious plans, or is willing to risk the economic damage. Bans on Gmail and other services like YouTube and Facebook have left Internet users scrambling to find ways to bypass the blocks. On Saturday, Asr-e Ertebat weekly reported that Iranians had paid a total of 4.5 million US dollars to purchase proxy services to reach blocked sites over the past month.


Monday, October 1, 2012

• Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at the Sidney Moose Lodge. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Deb Barga at 492-3167. • The Tween Book Club for students in grades 4-6 meets at the New Bremen Public Library at 3:30 p.m. Registration required.

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

Tuesday Morning • The Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., Piqua, offers storytime for children 4 to kindergarten from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Registration is required at (937) 7736753. Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 2273361. • PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets at 6 p.m. in the second floor board room of the Public Service Building on the OSU/Rhodes campus, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima. For more information, call (419) 581-6065, email • Asthma Awareness educational classes will be held at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is not required and the class is free. For more information, call Stacy Hilgefort at (419) 394-3335, ext. 2004. • Minster Veterans of Foreign Wars meets for lunch at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on South Cleveland Street, Minster. A meeting will follow the meal. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomeroy Ave. • The Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., Piqua, offers storytime for children 3 to kindergarten from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Registration is required at (937) 773-6753. • The Colon Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Troy Christian Church, 1440 E. State Route 55, Troy. For more information, contact the UVMC Cancer Care Center at (937) 440-4820. • The Tri-County Computer Users Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community Amos Center Library and computer area. The meeting is open to anyone using computers and there is no charge. For more information, call Jerry or Doris Tangeman at 492-8790. • The Miami-Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St. at Caldwell Street. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 7781586 or visit • Pleaides Chapter 298 Order of the Eastern Star meets at the Masonic Temple at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street at 7:30 p.m. • Tri-Moraine Audubon Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of OSU-Lima’s Visitor and Student Services Center, 3900 Campus Drive. Tom Hissong, education coordinator of Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm will discuss “The World of Native Plants and Birds.â€? • The Al-Anon Sidney Group, for friends and relatives of alcoholics, meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North Street and Miami Avenue. All are welcome.

Wednesday Morning

Wilson Hospice Care will offer training classes for anyone who would like to assist patients facing terminal illness and their caregivers. The classes will begin Oct. 22 and will continue every Monday through Nov. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Classes will be at the Wilson Home Health & Hospice offices, 1083 Farrington Drive, second floor. The sessions, conducted by the Wilson Hospice Care professionals, will include an orientation to the hospice philosophy of care, perspectives on dying, exploring personal interests and motivation for volunteering, understanding the needs of hospice patients and their families, communication skills, and confidentiality. “Currently, our hospice volunteers provide a vast array of serv-

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What should I Buckeye Girls State delegates talk to group do to help her? WALfriends smoke DR. or drink and I LACE: A girl don’t either. — entered our high Carol, Provo, school about a Utah. month before CAROL: Acsummer break. cording to the All the guys Bureau of Alcowere going hol, Tobacco, “gaga� over her ’Tween Firearms and because she’s g o o d - l o o k i n g 12 & 20 Explosives, 20 percent of all and she knows Dr. Robert high school senit. All of the girls Wallace iors are addicted at our school to tobacco and think that she is a snob and they don’t use it daily, while 70 perlike her. They all talk be- cent of high school senhind her back on how iors have used alcohol. stuck up and boy-crazy By age 17, 50 percent of she is. Some girls even the boys and 15 percent were spreading false ru- of the girls could be clasas “problem mors about her moral sified drinkers.� That means standards. I kind of like this girl they have been intoxiand want to know what cated six times in the you think I should do to past year or they have help her. — Nameless, had problems at school, at home or with law auWheeling, W.Va. NAMELESS: Don’t thorities because of their talk behind her back, and alcohol consumption. don’t help spread false TEENS: If you are rumors. just beginning college DR. WALLACE: You this fall, chances are good constantly encourage that you will gain weight teens to avoid alcohol during your first and secand tobacco products. I ond years on campus. A agree with you 100 per- study funded by the fedcent. Do you have statis- eral government found tics on the percentage of that males gained an avteens who steadily use erage of 5.6 pounds, tobacco or alcohol? I have while females added 3.6 often wondered about pounds. One out of six this because none of my first-year students added


10 or more pounds during the first year of college, and 6 percent gained a whopping 15 or more pounds! Things get worse the second year. At the end of their sophomore year, men weighed an average of 9.5 pounds heavier than when they began college, and women added 9.2 pounds. And since men have a much larger body frames, the weight gained by women is surprising. Doctors say that those students who continue to gain weight during their college years seem to have “learning patterns� of gradual weight gain that could spell trouble way beyond graduation. Students overeat generally because of pressure to “ace� that big exam. It’s tempting to nibble on chips and other junk foods while studying. Knowing that the trend is to add unwanted pounds when attending college, it is important to snack on healthy foods. On all college and university campuses, there are ample facilities to enjoy a regular workout. It will take self-discipline to stay healthy and trim, but the sacrifice will be well worth it.

At a recent meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 217, President Joan Spence introduced the high school juniors who attended Buckeye Girls State in June. Speaking of their experiences were Kelsie Rossman, Sidney High School; Alexis Deitz, Christian Academy Schools; Andrea Thobe and Mary Ellen Waldsmith, Lehman Catholic High School. They reported their activities have given them a better understanding of the functioning of government. Shelia Nuss told of The Amazing Race, a new project for Alzheimer’s. A donation is being made to the Alzheimer’s Walk. Donations for art supplies will be made to the elementary schools in the Sidney City School District for Make a Difference Day. Other elementary schools in the Unit’s District will be assisted next year.

Troy-Tipp City Women’s Connection plans meeting TROY — The meeting of the Troy-Tipp Women’s Connection will be held at the Troy Country Club on Oct. 10 at noon. The theme for the luncheon is “Great Expectations.� feature is The “Samozrejme� presented by Allison Fullenkamp,

What kind of day will tomorrow be? To find out what the stars say, read the forecast given for your birth sign. For Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Double-check negotiations with coworkers and customers today, because confusion related to your job might occur. People might have different expectations than you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Romance will be disappointing for some of you. Always remember that unexpressed expectations often lead to disappointment (which probably is the case). GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A family member might need a shoulder to cry on or a sympathetic ear. Even if you suspect these are crocodile tears, this person still is reaching out to you (whatever his or her need). CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is a good day to write poetry and fiction, because your first impulse is to escape into a world of fantasy. Expect to do a lot of daydreaming today. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Be careful when spending money today. You might overspend on extravagant items or be buying something based on wishful thinking. (Money and debt are real!) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your unrealistic ideals might lead to disappointment today, especially with a partner or lover. You might even be deceived by someone or be self-deceived. Be careful. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Don’t play the role of the selfless martyr today, because this will be tempting to do. True generosity is giving what is needed.

of Troy. Music will be presented by Donna Hormell, of Pleasant Hill. The speaker is Sharon Alexander, of Danville, Ind., with “Finding A Purpose Through Difficult Circumstances.� Lunch is $12.50, in-

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DEATHS The top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, was blunter. “I’m mad as hell about them, to be honest with you,” Allen told CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday. “It reverberates everywhere across the United States. You know, we’re willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we’re not willing to be murdered for it.” The insider attacks are considered one of the most serious threats to the U.S. exit strategy from the country. In its latest incarnation, that strategy has focused on training Afghan forces to take over security nationwide — allowing most foreign troops to go home by the end of 2014.


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after the top U.S. commander put restrictions on such cooperation. Like so many other deaths in Afghanistan, the latest were shrouded in confusion and conflicting accounts. On Sunday, U.S. officials confirmed the deaths of two Americans, a service member and a civilian contractor killed late Saturday. The fighting started when insurgents attacked a checkpoint set up by U.S. forces in eastern Wardak province, said Shahidullah Shahid, a provincial government spokesman. He said the insurgents apparently used mortars in the attack. The Americans thought they were under attack from their allies at a nearby Afghan army checkpoint and Drawdown As part of that draw- fired on it. The Afghan down, the first 33,000 soldiers returned fire, U.S. troops withdrew by Shahid said. On patrol the end of September, The Afghan Defense leaving 68,000 still in Afghanistan. A decision Ministry spokesman said on how many U.S. troops the shooting broke out as will remain next year a result of a “misunderwill be taken after the standing” while ISAF American presidential forces were on patrol elections. NATO cur- near an Afghan army rently has 108,000 troops checkpoint. NATO’s International in Afghanistan — includAssistance ing U.S. forces — down Security from nearly 150,000 at Force, commonly referred to as ISAF, gave a its peak last year. The program to train different account of the and equip 350,000 fighting in Sayd Abad Afghan policemen and district. “After a short conversoldiers has cost the American taxpayer more sation took place between than $22 billion in the (Afghan army) and ISAF personnel, firing occurred past three years. The most recent attack which resulted in the came just days after De- fatal wounding of an fense Secretary Leon ISAF soldier and the Panetta said most U.S. death of his civilian coland coalition combat league,” the coalition said units in Afghanistan re- in a statement. It said the turned to their practice of three Afghan soldiers partnering with Afghan died “in an ensuing exforces, nearly two weeks change of fire.”

NATO did not say whether it considered this an “insider” attack on foreign forces by Afghan allies. In Washington, Pentagon press secretary George Little said 2,000 deaths is one of the “arbitrary milestones defined by others ” that the U.S. administration does not mark. “We honor all courageous Americans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan to make the American people more secure,” he said. “The fact of the matter is that America is safer because of all of those who have served in this war, including our fallen heroes.”

Other troops In addition to the 2,000 Americans killed since the Afghan war began on Oct. 7, 2001, at least 1,190 more coalition troops from other countries have also died, according to, an independent organization that tracks the deaths. According to the Afghanistan index kept by Brookings, about 40 percent of the American deaths were caused by improvised explosive devices. The majority of those were after 2009, when President Barack Obama ordered a surge that sent in 33,000 additional troops to combat heightened Taliban activity. The surge brought the total number of American troops to 101,000, the peak for the entire war. According to Brookings, hostile fire was the second most common cause of death, accounting for nearly 31 percent of Americans killed.

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Romney is hoping that come Election Day, on-the-fence voters tip his way. But there are hurdles there, too. Early voting is under way in dozens of states, and national and key states surveys show undecided voters feel more favorably toward Obama than Romney. The Republican is in a tight battle with Obama in Florida, as well as Colorado, North Carolina and Nevada. But Ohio’s shifting landscape illustrates Romney’s troubles over the past few weeks. Republicans and Democrats agree that Obama’s solid lead in public and private polling in the state is for real. Over the past month, the president has benefited from an improving economic situation in the state; its 7.2 percent unemployment rate is below the 8.1 percent national average. Obama’s team also attributes his Ohio edge to the auto bailout and GM plant expansions in eastern Ohio. Obama and his campaign have hammered Romney on his tax policies, arguing that the former Massachusetts governor favors the rich while the president as a defender of everyone else.

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Reds rally in ninth to win 4-3 But fail to get Cueto 20th win PITTSBURGH (AP) — Johnny Cueto was disappointed he failed to become the Cincinnati Reds’ first 20game winner in 24 years. A late comeback guaranteed a pretty good consolation prize: home-field advantage for his team’s first playoff series. Pinch-hitter Xavier Paul led off the ninth with a tying home run and Zack Cozart had a go-head double for the Reds, who clinched at least the NL’s No. 2 seed with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. “It was a big win for us because we want to get homefield advantage,” Cozart said. “It seems like we kind of lull through games a lot then turn it on at the end. That’s how it was today.” The Reds pulled into a tie with Washington for best record in the NL at 96-63 after the Nationals lost to St. Louis. Cueto pitched effectively but failed in his attempt to become the Reds’ first 20-game winner since Danny Jackson in 1988. Cueto allowed three runs — one earned — on six hits in seven innings. “I really, really want to give Johnny every opportunity to get 20 wins, but it was just one of those things that didn’t work out,” Reds interim manager Chris Speier said. “The big picture was to keep his pitch count down and have him ready for the postseason.” The presumed starter for Game 1 of the NL division series, Cueto was pulled after throwing 98 pitches. “I could have kept going, but it was the manager’s decision and he decided to take me out,” Cueto said. “I felt good. God willing, I would have liked to have had 20 but I got 19 and that’s a pretty good number, too.” Pittsburgh ensured it’d finish with a record 20th straight losing season with the defeat, extending its major North American professional sports record. The Pirates were 16 games over .500 on Aug. 6 but have lost 18 of 23 to fall to 77-82. “I’m disappointed,” secondyear manager Clint Hurdle said. “One of my goals when I got here was to re-bond this city with this baseball team and to be a group of men who do that collectively. So it’s definitely disappointing.” Paul and Ryan Ludwick were on a last season’s Pittsburgh team that was in first place on July 25 but finished the season on a 19-43 slide. Paul entered the game with four career home runs over parts of four seasons, and Ludwick had only one at bat in the previous 10 days because of left groin soreness. He was scratched from the lineup due to wet field conditions on a day in which it rained throughout the first four innings. Paul homered to lead off the ninth. With two outs, Ludwick doubled. Pinch-runner Denis Phipps scored on Cozart’s hit. Pittsburgh still had its chance. Aroldis Chapman walked Jose Tabata to lead off the bottom of the ninth, but Tabata was thrown out at third trying to advance after Chapman’s throwing error on a pickoff attempt. Chapman then walked Clint Barmes and allowed a single to Rod Barajas before striking out Michael McKenry and Starling Marte to end the game and earn his 37th save.

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OHIO STATE quarterback Braxton Miller (5) fumbles the football after a hit from Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough (40) during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich., Saturday.

The ball bounced right to Kurtis Drummond of the Spartans, who began running down the right sideline before the play was blown dead and Miller was ruled down. The call was reversed after a review, giving Michigan State the ball at its own 32.

Bucks nip Spartans 17-16 BY JIM NAVEAU Civitas Media EAST LANSING, Mich. – Earle Bruce always smiles when Ohio State wins a football game and anytime the coach he mentored, Urban Meyer, wins. But he must have enjoyed OSU’s 17-16 win over Michigan State more than most. Somewhere, Woody Hayes was probably smiling too. The calendar said 2012 but this was definitely old-style football. Ohio State’s much-criticized defense rose to the challenge of stopping Michigan State’s standout running back Le’Veon Bell and limited the Spartans to only one touchdown and three field goals. Offensively, they put the ball in the hands of quarterback Braxton Miller, who ran for more than 100 yards for the third time in OSU’s six games, for most of the afternoon. And then when they got three first downs in the final four minutes to protect a onepoint lead, they handed the ball to 235-pound running back Carlos Hyde to convert two of those opportunities. “That was two sledge hammers going at each other,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said. Miller rushed for 136 yards on 23 carries and hit 16 of 23 passes for 179 yards and a

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OHIO STATE coach Urban Meyer, center, celebrates with quarterback Braxton Miller (5) and defensive back Corey Brown (3) following a 17-16 win over Michigan State in an NCAA college football game Saturday in East Lansing, Mich. touchdown. Hyde gained 49 fenders into the end zone on a yards on 11 carries. 29-yard touchdown catch that Defensively, OSU took Bell put the Spartans up 13-10 out of the game, holding him with 4:49 left in the third to 47 yards on 17 carries. He quarter. came into the game averaging But other than that, No. 14 152 yards a game. Ohio State (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) Michigan State did not get was steady on defense. a first down running the ball Ohio State marched 75 in the game and had to rely on yards for a touchdown after quarterback Andrew Maxwell taking the opening kickoff, (22 of 42 for 269 yards. with Jordan Hall going one The tackling problems yard for the score. Then got a OSU’s defense has had all field goal on its first possession. season appeared once when But then the defenses setMichigan State’s Keith tled in, with the teams tradMumphery escaped four tack- ing field goals. Drew Basil hit les and dragged two more de- a 26-yarder to give Ohio State

a 10-6 lead with 6:08 left in the third quarter, just before Mumphery’s score gave Michigan State a 13-10 lead. It was only three plays after that, though, when Miller found his favorite big-play receiver, Devin Smith, with a 63yard touchdown pass to give Ohio State a 17-13 lead. After a fumble by Miller – his second of the game – MSU’s Dan Conroy hit a 48yard field goal with 7:07 to play. The only other time Michigan State had the ball after that, Ohio State’s defense came up with big plays. With the Spartans facing third down and seven yards to go at their own 39-yard line, linebacker Etienne Sabino sacked Maxwell for a 7-yard loss, forcing a punt. MSU never got the ball again. The clincher came when Hyde went five yards on a third down and four yards to go situation with just over two minutes to play. Michigan State was out of timeouts and OSU was able to run out the clock. “The last timeout, Coach Meyer came over to the offense and said, ‘This is the game right here. If you get this first down, the game’s over. We knew what was at stake but that moment there just kind of exploded it for us,” offensive tackle Reid Fragel said.

Bengals win third straight JACKSONVILLE, Fla. the team’s ring of (AP) — Andy Dalton, A.J. honor. Green and a stingy defense It also was the spoiled what was supposed franchise’s final to be a celebratory day for home game the Jacksonville Jaguars. wearing teal as Dalton threw two touchits primary jerdown passes and ran for a sey color. score, and the Cincinnati After that perBengals beat the Jaguars formance, the 27-10 Sunday for their Jaguars might third consecutive win. want to burn Dalton and Green those tops. burned Jacksonville sevMore than 30 eral times, including once former Jaguars, to set up a second-quarter including Kyle touchdown and again for a Brady, Mark fourth-quarter score. Brunell, FerThe Bengals (3-1) finnando Bryant, ished with six sacks, putDonovin Darius, ting constant pressure on Mike Hollis, Blaine Gabbert and overKeenan Mccoming all those defensive Cardell and Marinjuries. cus Stroud, were Cincinnati played withon hand for Tayout starting cornerbacks lor’s induction. Nate Clements and Leon They left disHall as well as backups appointed. Jason Allen and Dre KirkAP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack M i d w a y patrick. through the CINCINNATI BENGALS wide receiver Andrew The Jaguars (1-3) failed Hawkins (16) outruns the defense for a 36-yard fourth quarter, to take advantage. and with heavy gain on a pass Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla. Gabbert completed 23 of rain starting to 34 passes for 186 yards, 244 yards. fall, most of the home crowd with a touchdown and an inDalton, Green (six catches already had hit the exits, too. terception. He was clearly for 117 yards) and the defense The Bengals outgained outplayed by fellow second- ruined Jacksonville’s “Alumni Jacksonville 382-212. year quarterback Dalton, who Weekend,” which featured The Jaguars got off to a tercompleted 20 of 31 passes for Fred Taylor’s induction into rible start for the second con-

secutive week. They trailed 14-3 last week at Indianapolis before Maurice Jones-Drew dug them out of the hole. This time, they were down 17-7 at halftime thanks to missed opportunities, a huge special teams error and the first of several Dalton-toGreen passes. Linebacker Kyle Bosworth intercepted Dalton’s first pass of the game and was headed toward the end zone when he fumbled without being touched. The Bengals got the ball back and put together a 74yard drive that ended in a field goal. Jacksonville’s Rashean Mathis also dropped what could have been an easy interception on the drive. On the ensuing third down play, rookie Antwon Blake was flagged for hitting Dalton low after a pass. So instead of punting, Cincinnati kept driving. The Jaguars responded and took a 7-3 lead on Gabbert’s 2-yard TD pass to Marcedes Lewis. Jacksonville’s defense responded with consecutive stops, but then Bengals coach Marvin Lewis used a fake punt to turn the momentum.


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Minster takes varsity titles at Botkins BOTKINS — Minster took both varsity titles at the annual Best in the West Cross Country Inheld at vitational Botkins Community Park Saturday. The Minster boys finished with 53 to outdistance runner-up Anna with 98. The Wildcats were led by three in the top 10, including Eric Dahlinghaus third, Andy Albers fifth and Dominic Slonkosky 10th. Jonathan and Andrew Fausey were 17 and 18, respectively. Anna’s top finisher was Adam Larger, who placed sixth. Samual Prakel of Versailles again took top honors in a race, finishing in 16:22.6. The runner-up was Lehman’s Joe Fuller in 16:45.1. New Knoxville’s Isaac Kuntz was fourth, Sidney’s Jared Tangemen ran to a seventh-place finish, and Houston’s Jester took Devon eighth, one spot ahead of Trey Elchert of Jackson Center. • The girls race came down to a battle of two teams who will likely fight it out for the top spot in this race for years to come. Minster took first place with 56 points and Fort Loramie was right behind with 59. Of the 10 runners that made up the top five finishers for the two teams, five of them were freshmen. Kacie Bornhorst led Minster in seventh spot and was followed by Amanda Sherman in eighth. Olivia Enneking took 13th, Allie St. Claire 14th and Cortney Thien 21st. Meg Westerheide led Loramie with a runnerup finish, then came Rachel Schmitmeyer in sixth, Selene Waters in 12th, Tara Luebke in 22nd and Melanie Kre-

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NEW KNOXVILLE’S Cassie Boyle runs to a firt-place finish in the varsity girls race at Btkins Saturday.

ANNA’S ADAM Larger runs the course at Botkins Saturday. He went on to finish in sixth place.

mer in 33rd. Knoxville’s New Cassie Boyle ran to first place in the girls race, finishing in 20:18.8. • Anna won the boys title in the junior high portion of the Best in the West meet at Botkins Saturday, finishing with 84 to beat runner-up Botkins’ 92. There were 12 teams. Anna was led by Lucas Huber in sixth in 11:34.7 and Joel Gaier in in 12:13.1. eighth Patrick Toller finished 20th, Brad Axe 21st and Kyle Christman 36th for the Rockets. Fort Loramie’s Tom Ballas won the race in 11:19.5. Also making the top 10 were Nick Brautigam of Fairlawn, third in 11:33, Ben Musser of Sidney fifth in 11:33.5, Brady Wildermuth of Jackson Center seventh 12:01.8; Noah in Pleiman of Versailles,

ninth in 12:15.2, and Ian Bowman of Sidney 10th in 12:19.8. • The junior high girls title went to Minster with 24 to Versailles’ 31. There were seven teams in the meet. Minster had all five runners in the top 10, led by race winner Morgan Pohl in 12:22.5. Alli Fischer was fourth in 13:27.5, Pilar Slonkosky fifth in 13:27.6, Ali Borgerding sixth in 13:28.1, and Kendra Thien ninth in 13:42.5. Also in the top ten, Camille Watren of Versailles was second in 13:17.9, teammate Brynna Blakeley was third in 13:26.1, Kenia McEldowney of Versailles was seventh in 13:33.2, Lehman’s Jenna Zimmerman was eighth in 13:37.7, and Versailles’ Heather Albers was 10th in 13:49.7. Teammate Jorja Pothast

Botkins Invitational BOYS Team standings: 1. Minster 53, 2. Anna 98, 3. Versailles 100, 4. Botkins 147, 5. Jackson Center 159, 6. Sidney 190, 7. Lehman 199, 8. New Knoxville 228, 9. Parkway 235, 10. Fort Loramie 237, 11. Lakota 271, 12. Houston 289, 13. Arcanum 310, 14. Bradford 368, 15. Fairlawn 415. Individuals: Minster: 3. Eric Dahlinghaus 16:48; 5. Andy Albers 17:16.4; 10. Dominic Slonkosky 17:44.1; 17. Jonathan Fausey 18:06.06; 18. Andrew Fausey 18:09.3. Anna: 6. Adam Larger 17:26.7; 20. Tyler McGee 18:14.4; 21. Luke Gaier 18:20; 27. Derek Steinke 18:39.9; 28. Corey Abbott 18:41.1. Versailles: 1. Samual Prakel 16:22.6; 16. Sam Subler 18:04.5; 23. Matt Subler 18:25.7; 31. Tyler Rose 18:53.1; 32. Jacob Rose 18:56.2. Botkins: 12. Austin Jones 17:50.2; 14. Cameron Flora 17:55.2; 30. Seth Hoying 18:50.5; 39. Heath Geyer 19:10.6; 58. Lucas Buehler 19:41.4. Jackson Center: 9. Trey Elchert 17:39.8; 33. Drew Sosby 18:59; 36. Alex Meyer 19:03.6; 42. Tyler Lett 19:13.1; 43. Zach Davis 19:16. Sidney: 7. Jared Tangeman 17:35.2; 22. Chris Musser 18:20.2; 49. Jonathan Perin 19:29.8; 61. Dean Fannon 19:43.6; 64. Austin Oder 19:48.1. Lehman: 2. Joe Fuller 16:45.1; 26. Nick Elsner 18:32.1; 53. Erik Jackson 19:31.3; 56. Gabe Berning 19:36; 82. Louis Gaier 20:29.6. New Knoxville: 4. Isaac Kuntz 17:12; 13. Jacob Shaw 17:51; 63. Marcus Nitschke 19:46.7; 89. Andrew Arnett 20:48.9; 106. Lewis Mackie 21:29.6. Fort Loramie: 15. Jacob Siegel 18:01.5; 45. Doug Gigandet 19:24.3; 59. Riley Holland 19:41.6; 66. Ty Frilling 19:50.5; 78. Caleb Hoelscher20:21.4. Houston: 8. Devon Jester 17:37.7; 47. Troy Riley 19:27.2; 90. Seth Clark 20:50.9; 102. Josh Haring-Kaye 21:15.1; 121. Tyler Davis 22;16.4. Fairlawn: 76. Trey Fletcher 20:19; 80. Troy Fletcher 20:24.3; 129. Jarrett Cromes 23:04.6; 130. Joey Cockroft 23:08; 149. Jared Brautigam 25:36.8. Riverside: 98. Brett Rappold 21:04.8; 141. Ben Rappold 24:13.8. GIRLS Team standings: 1. Minster 56, 2. Fort Loramie 59, 3.

Versailles 62, 4. Spencerville 98, 5. Botkins 173, 6. Lakota 186, 7. Anna 188, 8. Bradford 233, 9. Sidney 234, 10. Parkway 247, 11. Arcanum 327. Individuals: Minster: 7. Kaci Bornhorst 21:03.3; 8. Amanda Sherman 21:04.3; 13. Olivia Enneking 21:26; 18. Allie St. Claire 21:36.3; 21. Courtney Thien 21:46.3. Fort Loramie: 2. Meg Westerheide 20:38.9; 6. Rachel Schmitmeyer 21:00.2; 12. Selene Waters 21:20.3; 22. Tara Luebke 21:54.3; 33. Melanie Kremer 22:41. Versailles: 5. Chloe Warvel 20:59.7; 9. Brooke Pothast 21:06.1; 16. Murphy Grow 21:34.2; 17. Madison Grilliot 21:36.1; 30. Hannah Wenig 22:34.1. Botkins: 14. Chloe Flora 21:30.8; 61. Kayla Heuker 24:05.9; 62. Shelby Bailey 24:10; 68. Mackenzie Brown 24:27.5; 70. Bethany Christman 24:34.1. Anna: 52. Bonnie Altstaetter 23:35.4; 53. Ashley Littlefield 23:36.2; 54. Jennifer Larger 23:39.9; 66. Hunter Knouff 24:22.8; 83. Amy Albers 25:27.5. Sidney: 28. Stevie Shepherd 22:28.8; 56. Miranda 23:50.4; 94. Tori Heffner 26:07.1; 107. Mikell Stephens 26:34.7; 118. Danielle Cooper 27:08.9. Lehman: 46. Katie Heckman 23:25.7; 98. Stephanie Ulbrich 26:18.4 New Knoxville: 1. Cassie Boyle 10:18.8; 15. Hannah Privette 21:33.6; 29. Clara Shroyer 22:31. Houston: 19. Nicolette Holthaus 21:39.9; 23. Jenna Hooks 21:55.1; 80. Heidi Cox 25:21.7; 131. Jodi Jolly 28:08.9. Jackson Center: 104. Hannah Meyer 26:27.5; 132.Allison Burt 28:14.9; 161. Tabatha Myers 33:25.1. Riverside: 11. Ella Jackson 21:19.9; 79. Emily Teague 25:08.9.

Russia girls 1st at Buck Creek The Russia girls took first place in the Buck Creek Invitational at Buck Creek State Park in Springfield Saturday. There were 14 teams. The Lady Raiders had three of the top four runners, with Lauren Francis second, Emily Borchers third and Lauren Heaton fourth. Molly Kearns finished 17th and Kirstin Voisard 22nd.

The Russia boys finished second by just a single point to Vandalia, 98-99. The Raiders were led by Brandon Barlage, who was 10th. Jordan Gariety placed 12th, Steven Stickel 21st, Caleb Ball 24th and Bryan Drees 32nd. The Russia junior high boys took first place out of 16 teams, placing four runners in the top 10 and six in the top 13. Ethan Monnier was third in 11:44.66, Connor Metz fourth in 11:59.54, Kevin Drees sixth in 12:17.26, Cole Tebbe eighth in 12:27.55, and Dylan Cordonnier 12th in 12:32.72. Drew Poling was right behind in 13th in 12:33.27. The Russia junior high girls were second and led by Shae Goubeaux, seventh in 12:32.43; Megan Frazier was ninth in 13:53.23. Maddie Moorman finished 27th, Audrey Voisard 29th and Emily Bohman 31st. Boys team standings: 1. Vandalia 98, 2. Russia 99, 3. Tecumseh 123, 4. WL-Salem 133, 5. Graham 169, 6. Xenia 180, 7. Chaminade 188, 8. Cedarville 226, 9. Emmanuel Christian 229, 10. Northeastern 236, 11. Greenon, 12. Xenia Christian 311, 13. Greeneview 339, 14. Groveport-Madison, 15. Springfield Shawnee 384, 16. Western Brown 407, 17. Mechanicsburg 470, 18. Yellow Springs 518, 19, London 570, 20. Triad 571. Russia: 10. Brandon Barlage 17:20.04; 12. Jordan Gariety 17:25.42; 21. Steven Stickel 17:41.95; 24. Caleb Ball 17:45.41; 32. Bryan Drees 17:59.85. Girls team standings: 1. Russia 44, 2. WL-Salem 49, 3. DublinScioto 100, 4. Greenon 181, 5. Xenia Christian 182, 6. Tecumseh 182, 7. Chaminade 200, 8. Graham 202, 9. Mechanicsburg 204, 10. Northeastern 225, 11. London 279, 12. Spr. Shawnee 279, 13. Vandalia 293, 14. Xenia 422. Russia: 2. Lauren Francis 18:48.18; 3. Emily Borchers 19:10.59; 4. Lauren Heaton 19:13.02, 17. Molly Kearns 20:36.38; 22. Kirstin Voisard 21:02.59.

Lady Cavs hand Troy Christian first loss The Lehman girls soccer team avoided a second loss in a row and handed Troy Christian its first loss of the season Saturday in high school action at Lehman. The win was key for the now 9-1 Lady Cavs with the seeding meeting coming up this weekend. Lehman lost to Miami East earlier in the week, before winning Saturday. All three teams have just one loss, with Miami East’s coming at the hands of Troy Christian. “Usually I praise the defense and they played well again,” said Lehman coach Tony Schroeder. “But our offense was really good. The girls had a lot of movement and took advantage of our opportunities.” Lehman scored with 25 minutes left in the

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Fairlawn booters up season record to 9-2 Fairlawn blanked Miami East 5-0 in high school boys soccer Saturday, upping its record to 9-2 on the year. Trey Everett had three goals and two assists, Anthony Gillem two goals and two assists and keeper Wesley Bolton had 23 saves.

Cavs tie 1-1 Lehman’s boys soccer team battled Yellow Springs, the No. 5 team in the Miami Valley, to a 1-1 tie on Saturday in high school action. The Cavaliers fell behind early in the second half after a scoreless

first half, but evened the score with 19 minutes remaining when Seth Bensman was fouled in the box and converted on a penalty kick. “After Yellow Springs scored we made a lineup change,” said Lehman coach Tom Thornton. “We took Seth out of defense and put him up front, and took Zach Taylor out of midfield and put him on defense. This gave us more speed up front and with Zach taking the goal kicks with the wind, the ball would get over the half line and past their midfield. Seth timed one

of Zach’s kicks perfectly and got behind the defense and the only option they had was to foul him. And he converted.” With rainouts, Lehman plays six games in the next 14 days heading into the tournament.

Jackets fall 1-0 Sidney lost at home Saturday 1-0 to Miamisburg in Greater Western Ohio crossover action. The loss left Sidney at 7-4-2. Miamisburg is 7-5. The JV team won 2-0 on goals by Luke Dahlinghaus and Austin Epperley.

Hanayik’s 5 goals lead Sidney The scoring started just two minutes into the game when Kaitlyn Davis took a free kick from just over half and found Tina Echemann for the header into the goal. The rest of the day would be dominated by Sidney’s Monique Hanayik, who scored the other five goals for the Lady Jackets. “Miamisburg was double marking our leading scorer (Morgan Knasel) so we were able to give Monique some great opportunities,” said Goffena. “That’s the great thing about our offensive threats. Teams

have to mark both of them because they are equally dangerous. Morgan has had some great games, so when they chose to double mark her, Monique was able to take advantage.” Konner Harris had two assists and Davis, Lauren Elmore and Echemann one apiece. Miamisburg also had a great goal scorer (Erica Ytterbo),” said Goffena. “But the defense did an excellent job of limiting her touches.” SDN Photo/Todd B. Acker The JV team won 3-0 on goals by Shaylee FAIRLAWN’S TREY Everett controls the ball during a boys soccer match Hanayik, Sarah Lewis against Miami East Saturday at Fairlawn. Everett scored three goals to lead and Maci Homan. the Jets to a 5-0 victory over the Vikings.

Jackson spikers down Covington Jackson Center beat Covington in volleyball action Saturday 25-19, 25-17 25-14. Haley Elchert had 10 kills, Courtney Gies nine, Brittany Foster eight and Pauline Meyer six. Jayel Frye had 24 assists, Foster 12 digs, Meyer 11 digs and Brooke Gates 12 assists. The JV team won in two. • Fairlawn beat Emmanual Christian 20-25, 25-13, 25-18 and lost to Mechanicsburg 25-19, 25-17 in a tri-match Saturday. Against Mechanicsburg, Olivia Cummings had eight kills, Abby Stemen 11 assists and Haley Slonkosky 11 digs. Against Emmanuel, Cummings had 14 kills, Stemen 13 assists,

Slonkosky nine digs and Allison Watkins 11 assists and eight digs. • Riverside beat Newton 24-26, 25-23, 25-20 and lost to Houston 2514, 25-22 in a tri-match Saturday. Against Newton, Jessica Davis led in kills with six, and Morgan Robison in digs with 11. Brooke Hickey had 11 assists. Newland and Meade added five kills apiece. Houston, Against Mead led with six kills, and Egbert had 11 assists. • Russia defeated Bradford in action Saturday 25-12, 25-11, 2513 to up its record to 16-2. Taylor Daniel had seven kills, Emily Francis 12 assists and eight aces, and Kylie Wilson

seven aces. The Russia JV team won 25-20, 25-14. • New Bremen finished second in the Van Wert Invitational Saturbeating New day, Knoxville 25-21, 29-27, and Kalida 25-17, 25-17, before losing in the championship to Versailles 25-21, 25-12. New Knoxville beat Lima Shawnee 25-7, 2517, and St. Marys 25-14, 25-13, leaving the Lady Rangers 13-5 on the year. For the day, Haley Horstman had 16 kills, 23 digs and 23 assists, Meg Reineke had 12 kills, 26 digs and 27 assists, Madison Lammers had 11 kills and Kayln Schroer 26 digs. Lammers, Schroer and Leffel all had four aces.

SCOREBOARD High school High school sports MONDAY Volleyball Anna at Wapakoneta Fort Loramie at Marion Local Houston at Minster Jackson Center at Waynesfield Girls soccer Sidney at Fairborn Franklin-Monroe at Lehman —— TUESDAY Volleyball Botkins at Anna Houston at Fairlawn Russia at Fort Loramie Jackson Center at Marion Local Lehman at New Bremen Boys soccer Sidney at Troy Newton at Botkins Fairlawn at Troy Christian Franklin-Monroe at Lehman —— WEDNESDAY Girls soccer Troy at Sidney

FOOTBALL OSU-MSU No. 14 OHIO ST. 17, No. 20 MICHIGAN ST. 16 Ohio St. . . . . . . . . 7 0 10 0—17 Michigan St. . . . . 3 0 10 3—16 First Quarter OSU_J.Hall 1 run (Basil kick), 12:09. MSU_FG Conroy 34, 8:23. Third Quarter MSU_FG Conroy 50, 11:04. OSU_FG Basil 26, 6:08. MSU_Mumphery 29 pass from Maxwell (Conroy kick), 4:49. OSU_D.Smith 63 pass from B.Miller (Basil kick), 3:05. Fourth Quarter MSU_FG Conroy 48, 7:07. A_76,705. —— OSU MSU First downs . . . . . . . . . . 21 17 Rushes-yards . . . . . 44-204 22-34

Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 269 Comp-Att-Int . . . . 16-23-1 22-42-0 Return Yards. . . . . . . . . 33 10 Punts-Avg. . . . . . . . 4-44.0 6-46.2 Fumbles-Lost. . . . . . . . 3-2 0-0 Penalties-Yards . . . . . 6-65 4-35 Time of Possession. . 30:27 29:33 —— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Ohio St., B.Miller 23-136, Hyde 11-49, J.Hall 6-26, Corey (Philly).Brown 1-6, Team 3(minus 13). Michigan St., Bell 1745, Caper 1-2, Hill 1-(minus 3), Maxwell 3-(minus 10). PASSING_Ohio St., B.Miller 16-23-1-179. Michigan St., Maxwell 22-42-0-269. RECEIVING_Ohio St., Corey (Philly).Brown 12-84, D.Smith 2-79, J.Hall 1-10, Hyde 1-6. Michigan St., Bell 8-58, Mumphery 5-79, Lippett 4-46, Fowler 2-46, D.Sims 2-36, Lang 1-4.

Bengals-Jags Bengals-Jaguars Stats Cincinnati . . . . . 3 14 0 10—27 Jacksonville . . . 0 7 3 0—10 First Quarter Cin_FG Nugent 35, 6:10. Second Quarter Jac_Lewis 2 pass from Gabbert (Scobee kick), 13:33. Cin_Pressley 1 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 6:16. Cin_Dalton 1 run (Nugent kick), 1:11.

Third Quarter Jac_FG Scobee 21, 3:04. Fourth Quarter Cin_Green 18 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 13:51. Cin_FG Nugent 35, 12:38. A_63,030. —— Cin Jac First downs . . . . . . . . . 20 17 Total Net Yards . . . . . 382 212 Rushes-yards . . . . 34-138 18-69 Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 143 Punt Returns . . . . . . 3-33 0-0 Kickoff Returns . . . . . 0-0 3-70 Interceptions Ret.. . . 1-23 1-10 Comp-Att-Int . . . . 20-31-1 23-34-1 Sacked-Yards Lost . . . 0-0 6-43 Punts . . . . . . . . . . . 3-47.7 6-49.2 Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . 2-1 1-1 Penalties-Yards. . . . . 6-50 3-37 Time of Possession . 31:19 28:41 —— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Cincinnati, GreenEllis 26-82, Peerman 1-48, Dalton 6-5, Leonard 1-3. Jacksonville, Jones-Drew 13-38, Gabbert 3-19, Jennings 2-12. PASSING_Cincinnati, Dalton 20-31-1-244. Jacksonville, Gabbert 23-34-1-186. RECEIVING_Cincinnati, Green 6-117, Gresham 5-47, Hawkins 339, Green-Ellis 2-12, Leonard 1-13, Charles 1-10, M.Jones 1-5, Pressley 1-1. Jacksonville, Blackmon 6-48, Jones-Drew 5-42, Jones 4-25, Lewis 3-32, Robinson 1-19, Thomas 1-9, Shorts 1-8, Elliott 1-5, Jennings 1(minus 2).

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Steve Stricker stared blankly across the fairway, his hand on his face, as the celebration went on around him. Jim Furyk had his moment of despair a few minutes earlier, leaning over with his hands on his knees as if he were trying to keep from getting sick after his final putt on the 18th green slid by the hole. They were supposed to be the backbone of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, the veteran players captain Davis Love III could count on when things got tough. Love picked them both to do just that after they didn’t qualify for the team on their own. But the stifling pressure of the Ryder Cup was simply too much. Both had great chances to give the U.S. the point — or even halfpoint — the home team desperately needed to win the Cup when everything started to go bad. Both failed, leading to a home-team collapse unlike any in Ryder Cup history. All Furyk needed to do was par one of the last two holes to get a half-point, and couldn’t. Stricker needed pars on the final two holes, and didn’t make them. And in the end all they could do was watch

RYDER CUP as Martin Kaymer made a 6-foot par putt that sealed their fate. “We put a lot of expectations on ourselves to perform,” Stricker said. “And sometimes it’s good and bad.” For Stricker, it was a terrible ending to what had already been a lousy week. He was sent out three times with Tiger Woods to win points on the first two days, only to come back empty each time. Had he and Woods been able to contribute even something, a big U.S. lead going into the last day might have been insurmountable. But they were beaten each time, twice in better ball and once in alternate shot. That didn’t keep Love from following his plan to send Stricker and Woods off in the final two pairings Sunday. It hardly looked as if they would be needed with the U.S. leading 10-6 going into singles play, but Love felt better having them there just in case. “We put who we thought was our hot players up front and we put who we thought was our steady players in the back that would get us points,” Love said. “We


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Newspaper Sections No two newspapers are exactly alike. A newspaper reflects its community. What the newspaper looks like, then, depends on where it is and what is important to its community. The community essentially “builds” its newspaper based on its values. Sections vary from newspaper to newspaper. Most newspapers have sections for local news, national news and international news to tell readers what is currently happening. Most newspapers have a features section that informs readers about the day-today life of the community. There, readers find human-interest stories and information about upcoming events. While the news sections deal mostly with facts, the features section offers a perspective beyond just the facts. Most newspapers also have a sports section, in which readers can follow their favorite teams locally and beyond. You might find a food section in your newspaper, with recipes as well as ads for

local supermarkets. All of these sections allow readers to customize their newspaper reading experience. They can choose to read what interests them. The sections also give advertisers the power to reach the audience they most want. Here’s an example. A 2006 report from the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) shows that of women in the to 50 newspaper markets, 86 percent read the main news section. But only 45 percent of the women read the sports section. If you were promoting a product for women, then wouldn’t you want to place your ad in the news section, where more women would be likely to see it? What do you think is the most widely read section of the newspaper? The same NAA report reveals that it’s main news with 86 percent of all adult readers, followed by local news with 83 percent.

Glossary of Terms Here is a glossary of newspaper words and terms. How many examples of these can you find in today's newspaper? The Associated Press (AP) – a cooperative, worldwide newsgathering service. Assignment – any newsgathering task given to a reporter. Banner – a headline stretching across the top of a page. Beat – a reporter's regular assignment, such as a city hall beat or police beat, or a geographic area. Caption – text accompanying a photo or illustration; also call a cutline. Circulation – the total number of copies of a publication distributed in one day. Classified advertising – ads arranged according to the product or service advertised. Display ad – advertising other than classifieds. Ears – space at the top of the front page on each side of the newspaper's name where weather news, an index to pages or announcements of special features appear. Editorial – an article that expresses the opinion of the newspaper's editors. First Amendment – the first article of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing U.S. residents freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Flag – the printed title of a newspaper at the top of the front page Gutter – the space or margin between facing pages, or the vertical space between any two columns of print. Human interest story – a lighter story as opposed to a "hard news" or "breaking news" story. Index – the outline of the newspaper's contents.

Jump – to continue a story from one page to another. Kicker – small headline, often in italics. Letter to the editor – a letter in which a reader expresses his or her views in the newspaper. Masthead – a newspaper's state of ownership, place of publication, executive personnel and other information. Newsprint – a grade of paper sometimes made from recycled paper and wood pulp, used for printing newspapers. Obit – a biography of a recently deceased person; short for obituary. Op-ed – space for comment facing (opposite) the editorial page. Publisher – the chief executive of a newspaper. Put to bed – a printer's term meaning that all the pages of an edition are completed and the presses are ready to roll. Quotes – the portion of a story that shows exactly what a source told the reporter. Review – a writer's critical evaluation of an artistic event, such as a movie or play. Scoop – an exclusive story or photograph. Sidebar – a secondary news story that supports or amplifies a major story. Subhead – a small, one-line headline inserted in the body of a story. Tabloid – a newspaper of small page size. Tip – information that may lead to a story. United Press International (UPI) – a worldwide newsgathering service. Wire copy – editorial content supplied by outside sources, transmitted across a wire network.

Notable Newspaper Quotations “The newspaper fits the reader’s program while the listener must fit the broadcaster’s program.” — Kingman Brewster “There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song.” — Phil Ochs “You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.” — Harry S. Truman “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” — Thomas Jefferson

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Forestry Field Day Botkins FFA members compete at the Big ‘E’ plans finalized The Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual Forestry Field Day will be held on Oct. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Denny Ziegenbusch farm located at 5582 State Route. 705, Fort Loramie. The public is invited to come out and walk the woods with the ODNR Service Forester and listen to discussions about timber management, timber sales and tree identification. A portable sawmill will be in operation. The kids won’t want to miss the candy scramble at 2:15, followed by Smokey Bear’s visit at 2:30. There will be forestry crafts for children, a “Touchy Feely Box” and face painting. Wood carvers and a chain saw sculptor will be set up, turning wood into sculptures. Peel apples by hand and check out the honey bee display. It’s not uncommon as you drive around the county to see timber being harvested from our local, privately owned woodlots. A harvest from a well managed woodlot may take place once every 20 or 30 years so the process can be confusing. The Ohio State University (OSU) has a fact sheet available that will make the process less stressful. “Getting the Most from Your Timber Sale” is available on OSU’s web site. It’s filled with helpful information for marketing timber. The following is taken from this fact sheet: Approximately 84 percent of Ohio’s woodland is privately owned. Each year many of these individuals receive significant income from their woodlands by properly marketing timber. By folmanagement lowing guidelines in the selection of those trees to be harvested, and those to be left standing, the health and vigor of a woodlot as well as its quality for other uses will be improved. However,

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some woodland owners sell their timber for only a fraction of its value because they do not market it properly. If you are thinking about selling timber or if you are approached with an offer to buy some of your timber, don’t jump too quickly. Taking time to find out what you have to sell, then choosing the appropriate method of marketing will usually result in substantially more income and satisfaction for the seller. There are guidelines to help landowners market timber. They are not meant as a substitute for advice and assistance from a professional forester, but rather to help you, as a landowner to understand and implement proper timber marketing procedures. There are eight important steps for effectively marketing timber from private woodlands: 1. Determine your reasons for selling timber. 2. Determine the specific trees to cut. 3. Estimate the timber volume to cut. 4. Select the proper timber sale method. 5. Advertise the timber sale. 6. Select the buyer. 7. Enter into a contract with the buyer. 8. Monitor the harvesting operation. Each of these steps is gone into with more detail on this fact sheet. If you have little or no expe-

BOTKINS — On Sept. 14, four members of the Botkins FFA Chapter and their adviser, Chad Berning, traveled to West Springfield, Mass., to represent the state of Ohio at The Big “E”. Competing for the team were juniors Michaela Kramer and Derek Shaffer and sophomores Lucas Buehler and Kyle Moellenkamp. This past spring, the team qualified for The Big “E” after placing second in the state FFA General Livestock Judging contest. During the competition, the team had to individually evaluate nine classes of livestock, give

oral reasons on three of the classes, and take a 50 question written exam based on livestock and livestock production. They also had two team activities, which included a keep/cull activity and a 10 question worksheet based on one of the classes they evaluated. The team competed against some of the top teams in Delaware, Connecticut, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey, totaling about 30 individuals. On Sept. 15, the team attended the FFA banquet, and received their awards. As a team, they

placed fourth overall at the contest, and Michaela Kramer placed fifth overall individually, both of which earned plaques. Lucas Buehler placed 11th, Kyle Moellenkamp placed 13th and Derek Shaffer placed 20th. While in Massachusetts, the team also had the opportunity to tour the city of Boston and take a harbor tour of the Boston Harbor. They were able to see many popular attractions, including Fenway Park, the U.S. Constitution boat, and the place where the Boston Tea Party occurred, among many others.

Click ‘like’ to fight hunger MADISON, Wis. — In the coming year, almost one in five U.S. children will face the risk of hunger. But a simple “like” on American Family Insurance’s Facebook page, can help change that. From now until Oct. 31, American Family will support the National Organization’s FFA Rally to Fight Hunger by donating $1 for every new Facebook “like”– up to $20,000. “The lack of access to nutritious food impacts

many families, and it is particularly tough on children, making it harder for them to succeed in school,” says Michele Wingate, social media manager at American Family Insurance. “Our Facebook effort will help by donating to this important cause and by getting people thinking about the issue of hunger.” The National FFA Organization’s Rally to Fight Hunger takes place Oct. 24-26 during its 85th National FFA

Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. At Lucas Oil Stadium, more than 10,000 FFA members and volunteers will pack 1 million meals to help needy families across the country. American Family’s donation will fund as many as 50,000 prepackaged meals. For more information, visit American Family’s Facebook page, or watch this YouTube video. For more information about the National FFA visit Organization,

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COLUMBUS — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced the availability of up to $5 million in grants to evaluate and demonstrate agricultural practices that help farmers and ranchers adapt to drought. NRCS is taking applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) to help producers build resiliency into their production systems so they can adapt to climatic extremes, such as the historic drought impacting the nation. ranchers run sustainable and profitable operations.” Grant applications are due Oct. 15. Private individuals, Tribes, local, and State governments and non-governmental organizations can apply. Funds will be awarded through a competitive grants process for projects lasting for one to three years. Apply electronically at or contact the NRCS National CIG office at (703) 235-8065. View the complete announcement of program funding at or technical/cig/.

rience in woodland management or timber marketing, or haven’t sold timber recently, seek the assistance of a professional forester. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry has foresters located throughout the state, who at no cost, can provide assistance in selecting trees that should be harvested and can recommend related timber stand improvement practices to help achieve your ownership goals. There are also private consultants available. The Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District has contact information for your local ODNR service forester as well as private consultants. Our Forestry Field Day is good place to start with any questions you may have about your trees or woodlot. We hope to see you there. Fish Fingerling Sale in process – If you have been fishing your pond regularly, it might be time to restock. If you have recently built a new pond, fall is a good time to stock it. We are presently taking orders for the species listed below. Order must be received in our office by noon on Monday, October 15th. Payment must accompany all orders. The fish will be delivered in an aerated truck at 10:30 a.m., Oct. 16 at the Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) Office, 822 Fair Road. The following species are available for purchase; largemouth bass, blue gill, channel catfish, red ear shell cracker, yellow perch, black crappie and white amur. Please visit our webat www.shelsite for an order form or call our office at 492-6520, ext. 3.

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SIDNEY HIGH School marching band members shout a cheer during the band festival. Sidney High School hosted the festival, which was held at Sidney Memorial Stadium. The event is an annual

fundraiser for the school’s music department. In addition to Sidney, bands from Jackson Center, Lehman and three other schools performed.

THE JACKSON Center High School marching band performs Saturday night at the 26th annual Sensational Sounds Marching Band Festival.

THE LEHMAN Catholic High School marching band performs at the band festival.

DRESSED AS a sorcerer Lehman drum major MaKenna Cabe, 16, of Sidney, conducts the Lehman marching band in the Sensational Sounds Band Festival Saturday. Cabe is the daughter of Del and Darla Cabe.

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MIRANDA HICKEY, 13, of Jackson Center, plays the flute at the 26th annual Sensational Sounds Band Festival hosted by Sidney High School Saturday. Miranda is the daughter of Chris and Eric Hickey.

THE SIDNEY High School marching band performs Saturday. Unlike other local competitions, the festival is designed as a fun way for bands of all sizes to perform without the pressure of adjudicated competitions. Instead of being judged on technical skills and musical performance, the night fo-

cuses on spirit of each performing group and the support of fans in the stands. Each band is given a monetary award for participating, and the band and their followers showing the most school spirit are awarded the Spirit Award.


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good day at work for you, because you willingly accept your duties and obligations. Furthermore, your coworkers are cooperative, especially those who are older or more experienced. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Romance with someone older might begin today. All relationships will flourish, because both parties have a sense of fair play and what is expected of each other. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is an excellent day to make purchases for your home or family. Whatever you buy will be practical, beautiful and long-lasting. (Good bargain!) CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Negotiations with others will go well today. Both parties know what is expected, plus people want practical, long-range solutions. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is an excellent day for business and commerce. Trust your moneymaking ideas, because they’ll be profitable for a long time in the future. Shop for practical, long-lasting items. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You feel very fair-minded today when dealing with others. You instinctively know what needs to be done or said, and others appreciate this. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Because your sense of duty is strong today, you will put the wants of others before your own. You simply want to offer whatever is needed. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Value the advice of someone who is older or more experienced than you, because it will benefit you today. People can help you in practical ways. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Those in positions of authority will be impressed by you today because you seem to be solid, practical and full of insight into situations. Others will seek your advice. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a great day to take up a new study or to learn a new technique. You have the patience and concentration necessary to do this, along with the commitment. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You’ll be very sensible when dealing with shared property and matters pertaining to wills, inheritances, debt, taxes and estates. You just want to get the job done. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) This is an excellent day to talk to partners and close friends in order to seek solutions for problems. People are of like minds in wanting to get things done in a nuts-and-bolts way. YOU BORN TODAY You have a charismatic personality because you have charm, wit and intelligence. However, you are disarmingly frank and are not afraid to express your opinions. (You get away with controversial comments because of your diplomacy and humor.) Many of you are concerned about politics and the society around you. Good news! Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Sting, musician/actor; Kelly Ripa, TV host; Melissa HarrisPerry, author/political commentator. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Many treatments for psorisas DEAR DRS. To your The choice of DONOHUE medicine rests on good AND ROACH: where the Please give me health patches are, how new medicine in- Dr. Paul G. severe the outformation for psobreak is and the Donohue riasis. I break out type of psoriasis a and on my scalp very person has. TopiDr. Keith bad, and also on cal medicines are Roach my face, back, chosen to treat chest and arms. It’s moderate to mild outslowly getting worse. breaks. “Topical” indiSometimes my skin is cates that the medicine is very itchy. — M.T. applied directly to the ANSWER: Psoriasis is skin. Dovonex (a synanother illness you can thetic version of vitamin blame the immune sys- D) and Vectical ointment tem for. It sends signals are two widely used topito the skin that prompt cals. the lowest layer of cells to Stronger medicines berise to the surface so long to the cortisone famquickly that they lack the ily. Temovate and maturity to protect the Diprolene are two examunderlying layers of skin ples. cells. Red patches covered Methotrexate and cywith silvery scales result. closporine are two oral Often, psoriatic patches medicines that correct itch. The scalp, elbows, the immune system’s exknees and back are tar- cesses. gets of psoriasis. The The newest psoriasis nails can develop pits treatments are biological that look like they’re the agents designed to rein in result of a very slender the wayward immune ice pick. system. Their names in-

clude Enbrel, Remicade, Humira, Amevive and Stelara. They’re administered in the doctor’s office. This information isn’t of much use to you. All the above medicines require a prescription. Your best bet for conquering psoriasis is putting yourself in the care of a dermatologist, who can choose for you the medicines that will give you the best chance of controlling this often distressing skin illness. DEAR DRS. DONOHUE AND ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with shingles, which appeared on the edge of my left underarm. I was given a week-long course of Valtrex. Two of the symptoms I experience are some chest pain and mild shortness of breath. I take only ibuprofen for the pain. Is chest pain normal in shingles? May I still get the

Oct. 1, 1912 City Solicitor Mills is in receipt of a letter from Attorney General Timothy S. Hogan advising him that the tittle for lot No. 101 at the corner of West avenue and South street is free and clear. This is the lot that the city proposes to deed to the State of Ohio for a new armory. ––––– Since the retirement of Abe Herzstam from the clothing business in Sidney, Henry Young, the senior member of the clothing firm of H. Young and Sons, enjoys the reputation of being the oldest clothing merchant in point of service in Sidney, having been in business in the same location on the square since 1887. Mr. Young has now associated with him as members of the firm of H. Young and Sons, his two sons Karl and Harley. The store has just recently completed a remodeling program and plans to expand the line offered in Sidney.

75 years Oct. 1, 1937 Mr. and Mrs. Corte Perry, of Los Angeles, Calif., who have been guests here of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Perry and Mr. and Mrs. John Perry, have gone on East to visit for the week in New York City N.Y and in Washington D.C. ––––– A number of Shelby county women are expected to take part in the “School of Politics” to be conducted by the Women’s division of the Democratic State Executive committee in Anna on October 5. ––––– Judge Robert A. Eshman, Miss Grace M. Saltzgaber, and Mrs. Charles Fowler were guests in Celina yesterday to take part in the round-table discussion at the district meeting of the probate judges, probation officers and supervisors of aid to dependent children. Twenty-three members of the group were present.

shingles vaccine when my skin clears? — P.R. ANSWER: The chest can be painful if the rash spreads across it. Shortness of breath, however, isn’t a common symptom unless the chest pain is forcing you to take shallow breaths. Play this safe. Let your doctor know what’s going 50 years on. Oct. 1, 1962 You can and should get ADA — Miss Sally the shingles vaccine after you recover. Second at- McDowell was selected tacks are more common as one of the varsity cheerleaders at Ohio than was once believed. Northern University. Drs. Donohue and She is a junior. ––––– Roach regret that they are Dr. and Mrs. Lon unable to answer individual letters, but will incor- Cooper have returned porate them in the home from a tour by column whenever possi- boat of the Thousand Isble. Readers may write lands on which they left the doctors or request an at the close of a threeorder form of available day convention of the health newsletters at P.O. National Podiatry Assoat Ottawa, Box 536475, Orlando, FL ciation 32853-6475. Readers also Canada. Dr. Cooper was may order health newslet- re-elected to the office of ters from www.rbma- secretary-treasurer to serve for his fifth year.

––––– COLUMBUS — Norris E. Davidson. 144 Robinwood street and David L. Keiser, 628 South Ohio Avenue, were selected to the 1962 membership in the Ohio State university marching band. It is widely known for its performance at Buckeye football games in Ohio Stadium.

25 years Oct. 1, 1987 A brief, violent thunderstorm late Wednesday afternoon downed trees throughout Shelby County, including one that fell on a car in the drive-through of a Sidney restaurant. High apparently winds knocked down a tree near the Clancy’s restaurant on Wapakoneta Avenue. Sidney firefighters reported that a tree fell on a car in the drive through lane occupied by Carlotta Richmond, 5880 State Route 29. Ms. Richmond was shaken up by the experience, but not injured, firefighters said. ––––– The Shelby County Shrine Club will be collecting donations at eight locations in Sidney shopping areas Friday and Saturday to raise money for the Shriners Hospitals. The local club will attempt to collect more this year than the $7,050 collected in 1986 in canisters and from businesses, said Glen Thompson, co-chairman with Ross Moore. ––––– Sidney’s off to a 3-1 start, owns victories over teams like St. Marys and Dayton Jefferson, and has a high powered offense averaging nearly 30 points per game. So why does coach Bryan Deal feel like Rodney Dangerfield this week? The Jackets travel to Troy, Friday for what Deal calls “an identity game.” The chance for Sidney to overcome a lack of respect and make a name for itself around the area and specifically in the Greater Miami Valley Conference. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet!

Cemetery wreath thief does grave disservice to family DEAR ABBY: year, and the traI need to let off dition holds great some steam, bemeaning for me. cause the more I It was late afthink about an ternoon on Saturincident that day when I took happened last wreaths I had summer, the made for each of madder I get. my grandparents, My sister and I an uncle, my preDear take turns (a few cious son (who Abby days at a time) was 5 years old Abigail caring for our 91when he died), year-old mother, Van Buren and my dear late who has sister who was reAlzheimer’s and can’t be cently laid to rest. left alone. Each wreath was My family lives 60 unique — I had carefully miles from my mother, so chosen favorite flowers before returning to my and colors. Even though home for the Fourth of the wreaths were artifiJuly, I took flowers to the cial, they were pretty, and family cemetery, which is I felt proud to display close to Mom’s house. It’s them on the graves of my something I do every loved ones.

The following evening, my sister called me after she had delivered her flowers to the cemetery. I was shocked to hear the news that my offerings were no longer on the graves — someone had taken them! (I am positive that the wind hadn’t blown them away because I was careful to secure them in the ground.) I have heard stories about people stealing floral displays from graves to put on other graves — even selling them at yard sales. However, I have come up with a solution: The next time I take a wreath to the cemetery, I’ll put on my rubber gloves and add poison ivy to the greenery.

— ITCHING TO GET EVEN IN CINCINNATI DEAR ITCHING: I don’t blame you for being angry, and your solution is both clever and diabolical. However, as much as you would like to get even with the wreath thief, please don’t do anything rash. An innocent person — like a groundskeeper — might pick up the wreath and suffer the consequences. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Night Shift Paramedic's $2,000 Sign-on Bonus $16.00/hour Run Bonuses For more information: 1-800-704-7846 Email:

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As a reliable and stable snack food manufacturer, BGP has been in business for over 30 years. We are located in Mercer County, seeking Production Associates for light duty manufacturing work. We are looking for dedicated and reliable individuals who desire long term growth with opportunities for advancement. We will be holding open interviews on: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 9:00am-12:00pm 2:00-6:00pm STOP IN, FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, AND HAVE AN INTERVIEW ON THE SPOT! Permanent positions available on all shifts, wages starting at $9.00 per hour, full benefits package including medical, dental, life, 401K, and vacation. Bonus program potential to earn up to $6,000 in addition to regular earnings. Good prospect for advancement in rapidly growing company. Past employees welcome. Confidentiality fully assured. EOE BGP Inc 300 East Vine Street Coldwater, OH 45828


Sidney, Ohio. Pay starts at $10.00/hour with pay progression opportunities for $.50/hour increases every 6 months up to $13.00/hour. After annual progression, merit increase opportunities become available. You must be able to operate mobile equipment, excel in a fast paced assembly environment, frequently lift 40 lbs. and be willing to work overtime. This position rea significant quires amount of walking. We offer an excellent benefits package includhealth, dental, ing 401(K) and many others. For confidential consideration, forward your resume in Word format with job title in the subject line, including salary history to: Or fill out an application at: The Shelby County Job Center 227 S. Ohio Ave. in Sidney Or The Darke County Job Center 603 Wagner Ave. in Greenville.


Wapakoneta, Sidney

Repairing Industrial Equipment, Mechanical, Electrical trouble shooting, Hydraulic/Pneumatic repair, (PLCs) required. Minimum 2 yearʼs experience. Benefits after 90 days. Submit resume to: AMS 330 Canal Street Sidney, Ohio 45365 Email:

Safety/Training Coordinator

Located in Mercer County, we are a stable & thriving snack food manufacturer, seeking an experienced Safety/Training Coordinator. Reporting to the HR Manager, responsibilities include inspecting, initiating, and implementing safe work practices. Must be flexible for rotating shifts, CPR/First Aid/OSHA certification required. To apply, please send your resume to: or call: 419-6059660 to schedule an interview

No phone calls please Visit our website to learn more: EOE

Confidentiality fully assured. EOE BGP 300 East Vine Street Coldwater, OH 45828

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SIDNEY 110 E Lyndhurst St (west of Main) October 4th and 5th noon-6pm. Miracle Ear hearing aids, 2 new Kelly 60,000 mile tires less than 4,000 mile usage (225-65/16), baby swing, suitcase, tools, 21" T, new small electric heater, two 20" girls bicycles (like new), men and women's clothes of various sizes, women's size 7 new casual, dress and tennis shoes, new set of Organic Green pans, curling irons, hair dryers, much more!

SIDNEY, 1300 North Fourth Avenue (KofC Hall), Thursday, 10/4, 5am-9pm, Friday, 10/5, 9am-8pm, Saturday, 10/6, 9am-3pm. Entertainment center, roll-top desk, computer desk, chest of drawers, storage cabinets, Lane cedar chest, wooden decorator shelves, wall shelving with brackets, Bradford Edition, Hawthorne Village, Boyd's Bears, Ty items, Hallmark, Snow Babies, other collectibles, Coca-Cola, ceramic & collectible angels, costume clothing, Kitchenaide mixer, apple dishes, serving dishes, kitchen items, Tupperware, craft/scrapbooking, teacher items, office supplies, Nativity scenes, Christmas items, tools, some antiques, older TVs, cookbooks, many clean miscellaneous items. SIDNEY, 1629 Timberidge (Directions: Fair to Westwood, Westwood to Timberidge). Thursday and Friday 9-5. Boys and girls clothes and toys, Home furnishings, furniture, antique items, collectibles, clothes, old books and lots of miscellaneous items.


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Hiring Event For our Bellefontaine, Piqua and Sidney, OH stores Monday, October 1st 7am-10am & 3pm-6pm ALDI Foods 1708 S. Main Street Bellefontaine, OH 43311 Benefits: Higher Wages Major medical and dental insurance Generous vacation time Paid holidays 401 (k)

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It takes a unique person. Someone who’s dedicated. Who excels in a supported, team- oriented environment. And is ready to do what it takes to earn the rewards – like higher wages, generous vacation time, and great benefits – that come from a successful career at ALDI. With more than 30 years in the industry, we are the leading select-assortment grocer and one of the largest food retailers in the world, with over 4,000 locations. Visit for more information Requirements: High school diploma/GED Must be available to work anytime between 6am-11pm Retail experience preferred Drug screening/background check The ability to lift 45 pounds




Aldi is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please.

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(Include advertisers proof and exchange copies): average number of copies each issue during preceding 12-months: 507, number copies of single issue published nearest filing date: 109. 2.) Paid in-county subscriptions stated on form 3541, (Include advertisers proof and exchange copies): average number of copies each issue during preceding 12-months 2,224, number copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: 19. 3.) Sales through dealers and carriers, street vendors, counter sales, and other non-USPS paid distribution: average number of copies each issue during preceding 12-months: 7,099 number copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: 10,490. 4.) Other classes mailed through the USPS: number of copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 0, number copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: 0. C. Total paid and/or requested circulation: (Sum of 15b, (1), (2), (3), and (4): average number of copies each issue during preceding 12-months: 9,830, number copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: 10,618. D. Free distribution by mail (Samples, complimentary, and other free): 1.) Outside county as stated on form 3541: average number of copies each issue during preceding 12-months: 75, number copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: 75.) In-county as stated on form 3541: average number of copies each issue during preceding 12-months: 0, number copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: 0. 3.) Other classes mailed through USPS: average number of copies each issue during preceding 12-months: 0, number copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: 0. 4.) 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Percent Paid and/or Requested Circulation (15c divided by 15g x 100): average number of copies each issue during preceding 12-months: 92.8%, number copies of single issue nearest to filing date: 89.7%. 16. Publication of Statement of Ownership. Publication required. Will be printed in the 10/01/12 issue of this publication. 17. I certify that all information furnished on this form is true and complete. I understand that anyone who furnished false or misleading information on this form or who omits material or information requested in this form may be subject to criminal sanctions (Including fines and imprisonment) and/or civil sanctions (Including civil penalties). Frank Beeson Group Publisher 2324800

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MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN(S) 2ND & 3RD SHIFT These individuals will assist the Maintenance team in maintaining food processing equipment by overhauling, repairing and testing high speed production equipment such as ovens, packaging machines, mixers, cartoners, baggers, stuffers, etc., throughout the facility. Technicians are responsible for PM's, mechanical repairs, and troubleshooting. Must have knowledge of PLC operations, Motor Control, Fabrication, Hydraulics, and Pneumatics (air valves and controls) with the ability to define problems, collect data, and establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Qualifications/ Education/ Experience/Skills: High School Graduate or GED necessary (Associates Degree and up preferred), 4+ years of prior maintenance experience in a production environment. Must have a solid understanding of, but not limited to: Drive Trains (belts, pulleys, sprockets and chain), electrical (110 single phase and 480 & 230 v 3 phase), PLC Operation & Servo's, Motor Controls, Fabrication (welding, grinding and assembly), Hydraulics (motors, pumps, and valves), Pneumatics (air valves and controls). We offer a competitive wage & benefits package: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k match, Life & Disability, paid holidays/ vacation/ personal days, company store among many other benefits. Qualified candidates, who have demonstrated a good work history and have proven they can work in a team environment, should apply by emailing a resume or faxing to: brad.holmes@ Fax (937)339-8024 An Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer

All signs lead to you finding or selling what you want...

PRODUCTION ASSOCIATES ConAgra Foods, Inc. is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America's households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. The Production Associates at our premier Slim Jim and school lunch pizza production facility located in Troy, OH, will be responsible for bakery and/or meat processing activities. Job positions may include the following: • Machine Operator • Production Line Worker • Mixer • Packer • Sanitation Worker Position requirements: • Must have a High School Diploma or GED. • Must be able to communicate and work effectively in a team environment. • Ability to frequently lift and/or carry items from 35-50 lbs. • Ability to work in a noisy, hot and/or cold work environment. • Ability to stand for an extended period of time. • Must be able to work any shift and/or on weekends and holidays. • It is preferred; applicants have at least 6+ months of continuous work experience in a manufacturing or for industry environment. • Candidates must be willing and able to work in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Applications for employment will ONLY be accepted at the Miami County Job Center office located at 2040 N. County Rd 25A, Troy, OH 45373 from Monday - Friday (10/1 thru 10/5 and 10/8 - 10/12) from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

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Shipping/Receiving Manager

Located in Mercer County, we are a stable & thriving snack food manufacturer, seeking an experienced Shipping/Receiving Manager. Reporting to the Logistics Team, the Shipping/Receiving Manager will document, track, and facilitate the receiving and shipping of product. Forklift experience and certification required. We offer flexible hours, competitive wage, and full benefits package. If you want to be part of our growing team, send your resume to: careers or call: 419-605-9660 to schedule an interview. Confidentiality fully assured. EOE BGP Inc. 300 East Vine Street Coldwater, OH 45828



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Must have 2 years experience Class A CDL Clean MVR ***Home weekends***

***Benefits available*** Please call

(419)222-8692 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

1 & 2 Bedroom, Sidney, exceptionally clean, A/C, stove, fridge, new carpet & vinyl, freshly painted. Move in specials: 1 Bedroom $350 rent + $50 deposit. 2 Bedroom $425 rent + $225 deposit. Includes water, sewage and trash. On-site laundry facility. Multiple security cameras. Owner managed. Each apartment is heat treated prior to occupancy for insect prevention including bed bugs. Showing now, available by 10/15. (937)441-9923 See photos: 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages.

An Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer

1510 SPRUCE. 1 bedroom apartment, $400 month, air, laundry, no pets. Background check. Call (937)710-5075.

Preferred qualities include: 1. A valid school treasurer's certificate/ license or ability to obtain one 2. A bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting, Finance or Business 3. Meet the standards established by the State Board of Education Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 19, 2012. Please send all materials to 345 S. Main, New Knoxville, OH 45871, Attention: Kim Waterman New Knoxville Local School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

BMI Speedway is looking a manager/promoter. Restaurant experience a plus. This is a unique opportunity. Pay based on experience. BMI Speedway 769 E Main St Versailles, OH 45380 Or email from our website

(937)498-4747 SYCAMORE CREEK APARTMENTS NOW LEASING! 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartment Homes Call Today for Pricing & Specials!! Metro Welcome! Pets allowed (some breed restrictions) Call:


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1979 CHEVY EL CAMINO Super sport project car. Restoration started w/ rebuilt engine, new dual exhaust, brakes & lines. Runs/ drives well, needs floor pans & some other rust work. High dollar car when restored. Priced to sell at $1800. (937)295-2899

2004 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER 4x4 103,000 miles, excellent condition and runs great! Must see. Nonsmoker. $9000 OBO (937)615-0194

1510 SPRUCE, 2 bedroom apartment, $445 month, air, laundry, no pets. Background check. Call (937)710-5075. 2 BEDROOM duplex. 1 car garage, all appliances furnished. Great location. No pets. 542 Parkwood Drive. $565 monthly plus deposit. (937)295-2558 after 5pm 3 BEDROOM, Updated, 2 bath, appliances, washer/ dryer hookup, off street parking, 623 N. Ohio, $550 monthly, plus deposit, (937)489-9921 ANNA 2 bedroom downstairs, $400 monthly plus deposit. Clean carpets! No pets. Close to park. ( 9 3 7 ) 2 9 5 - 3 6 0 7 (937)295-3720 DELUXE DUPLEX 391 West Parkwood Street, all appliances, including washer & dryer, 1 car garage with opener, attic/ storage space, modern updates, no pets. Must see!! $25 credit check required, $610 plus deposit (937)489-9921 St. Marys Avenue Apartments Most utilities paid, off street parking, appliances, NO PETS! 1 bedroom, $425 month (937)489-9921

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3-4 BEDROOM, double, 210 East Grove (off St. Mary's), stove, refrigerator. $500 rent/ deposit. (937)658-2026

2004 FORD F-250 XLT 1996 CHEVROLET LUMINA Burgundy color, 152,000 miles, 4 door sedan. Power windows, locks and brakes, AC. Runs great! $1300. (937)492-9461

Extended cab, short bed, Power stroke V-8 Turbo Diesel, 6.0 liter, 4WD, automatic, Bed liner, towing package, cloth interior, 108,000 miles, $14,500 (937)778-1665


2005 KAWASAKI VULCAN MEAN STREAK 10,000 miles. Excellent condition. 1600cc, fuel injected, Vance and Hines pipes, power commander, new tires. $5300 OBO. (937)638-9070

IN COUNTRY 2 bedroom mobile home in Houston, washer/ dryer hook-up, trash paid. $425 monthly, $425 deposit. ( 9 3 7 ) 4 9 8 - 9 4 0 4 (937)726-6803

OFFICE SPACE, 956 sq ft, located on St. Marys Avenue, Kitchenette, bathroom, most utilities paid, ample parking, $450 monthly plus deposit, (937)489-9921

STORAGE for campers and boats. $40 monthly. Piqua area. Motorcycles, $25 monthly. Heated barn. (937)418-7225

Convertible, 350/350 hp Black, 6 speed standard, power windows & seats, AM/FM CD, $17,500. (937)726-5761

2001 FORD RANGER CLUB CAB XLT V-6, 4WD, with topper, 68,000 miles, excellent condition, Must see. NEW LOWER PRICE! $8750. (937)596-5115

ELECTRIC RANGE, refrigerator, washer/dryer. (937)726-2825

FARM CHEMICALS, 28% truckloads. $335 Ton Delivered, 2-4-D Ester, Glyphosate Totes and 30's@ $11.99 gallon. Delivery Available. Jerry Hoelscher (419)236-2571 or (419)753-2321 SEED WHEAT, Wellman, Seed Consultants & Sunburst. Custom Wheat or Cover Crop Planting. 1590 JD No-till Drills For Rent. Jerry Hoelscher. (419)753-2321 WANTED: Custom fall tillage farming. Deep tillage, vertical tillage, no till conventional and minimum till. Reasonable rates. Tractor and tool rental available. Mark Homan and Sons. (419)733-3647 WANTED: Used motor oil for farm shop furnace. Will pick up 50 gallons or more. (937)295-2899.

FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780 FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, $120 you pick up. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 4 4 - 3 7 5 6 (937)844-3879 FIREWOOD! Hurry winter is almost here. $115 per cord. Split - great size for indoor burning. (937)726-7801.


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2008 LANDSCAPE TRAILER 6x10 Foot, 2 Foot side risers, excellent condition, $1100 (937)726-5761

H D TRAILER 13'3"x4'6", 2 axle with electric brake capable, 3500# per axle, $1600 (937)570-9463

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HUTCH, Antique Cherry Hutch, Located in Sidney, $350, (770)826-1746

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Will appear in all four publications for just $10 LABORER and CDL DRIVER NEEDED! Call Hughes Moving (937)492-4998 (800)343-7059

2007 FORD TRUCK FX4WD, silver metallic clear coat with black sport cloth bucket seats, well maintained, super cab with bed liner, new brakes, rotors, and calipers, clean car fax provided, 102,644 miles, $13,850. (937)789-8473


(937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts.

New Knoxville School is seeking qualified candidates with strong financial and organizational skills for the position of Treasurer.

Don’t delay... call TODAY!


Dancer Logistics at 900 Gressel Drive Delphos, OH 45833 is seeking qualified Class A CDL drivers with at least 2 years experience and good MVR. Regional and dedicated lanes available. We offer great pay, health, dental and vision insurance. Contact Shawn at 419-692-1435 or apply in person between 10am-3pm.

Please note: Applications will not be accepted at the plant.

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Must have clean MVR. top pay and benefits. Immediate hiring possibilities. Go to our website and fill out an online application or call Amelia at 678-771-2604

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

Feature your 2012-2013 Kindergartner in this Special Section Publishes: October 26, 2012 Deadline: October 10, 2012

Child’s Name: ____________________________________ Name of School: __________________________________ Message: ________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Your Name: ______________________________________ Address: ________________________________________ City, State, Zip: ___________________________________ Phone: __________________________________________ Credit Card No.: __________________________________ Exp. Date: _______________________________________ 2307112

ConAgra Foods, Inc. is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America's households. Our production facility located in Troy, OH, is currently seeking applicants for the following position.

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Sidney Daily News, Monday, October 1, 2012 COMMERCIAL MOWER, Dixon zero turn, Estate model, very good condition, $2000 obo, (937)726-5761

HOLSTEIN FEEDER CALVES for sale. 300-350 lbs. Call (937)492-3313

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ADULT MOVIES, still in factory seal, great selection, $3 each. Call (567)356-0272.

CEMETERY SPACES (2), Shelby Memory Gardens. Bought in 1990 for $300 each. Will sell for same. or (937)726-6462 CLEANERS: Used Rainbow cleaners. (937)492-3297

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Contact Bonnie Harris Frey at 937-335-0055 or email bonnie@ harrisjeweler .com 2323445

Searching for an individual with the desire for a career in a thriving 3rd generation family business as we continue to grow. All types of experience will be considered. The ideal applicant would have some jewelry repair experience. A shining personality, fine attention to detail, organizational skills, and professional appearance is a must. Willing to train the right applicant regardless of experience.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SIDNEY PLANNING COMMISSION City of Sidney, Ohio Case # Z-12-04 Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Monday, October 15, 2012, as part of the Planning Commission’s meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 201 W Poplar St, Sidney, Ohio. The Planning Commission is to make a recommendation in the matter of: BRECOUNT REZONING: CAROL BRECOUNT AND ALPHA COMMUNITY CENTER ARE REQUESTING THE REZONING OF 2 PROPERTIES: 329 AND 405 E POPLAR ST, LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF POPLAR ST, EAST AND WEST OF RIVER AVE. FROM I-1, LIGHT INDUSTRIAL TO B-1, LOCAL BUSINESS DISTRICT. Any person, or persons having an interest in, or being affected by, this matter are welcome to attend the public hearing to express their concern and/or present written statements for the Commission to consider in its review of the proposal. Information concerning the matter may be reviewed in the office of Planning and Zoning, City Hall. Any person with a disability requiring special assistance should contact the Community Services Department at 498-8131. Barbara Dulworth, AICP Community Services Director Oct. 1


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RESOLUTION NO. 746-12 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER WITHIN CERTAIN FUNDS IN THE YEAR OF 2012 FOR THE VILLAGE OF ANNA, OHIO AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY This resolution authorizes the Fiscal Officer to transfer funds in the amount of $5000 from Unemployment Compensation in the General Fund to Operating Supplies and Materials also in the General Fund. A copy of the full text of Resolution No. 746-12 as adopted by the Village of Anna Council on September 25, 2012 is available at the Village office located at 209 West Main Street and on the state public notice web site at Linda Pleiman, Fiscal Officer Oct. 1, 8 2323823

COLOR TV'S, stainless steel built in microwave, love seat, couch. (937)524-6060

NORLAKE FREEZER/COOLER combination, 54ft x 22ft x 10ft, with refrigeration, 4 stainless steel doors (937)212-8357 TRIMMER, Home-Lite 2 cycle, $20. Scotts 3000 fertilizer spreader, $20. Propane gas mosquito fogger, $20. Croquet set, $15. Horseshoe set, $10, (937)710-4078.

925 Public Notices ORDINANCE NO. 1607-12 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A PROCEDURE FOR FUNDS RECEIVED FROM SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGE This ordinance establishes procedures for the deposit and disbursement of monies received by the Mayor for solemnizing marriages. A copy of the full text of Ordinance No. 1607-12 as adopted by the Village of Anna Council on September 25, 2012 is available at the Village office located at 209 West Main Street and on the state public notice web site at Linda Pleiman, Fiscal Officer Oct. 1, 8 2323824

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell, to the satisfy lien of the owner, at public sale by competitive bidding on 10/10/2012 at on or after 9:30 am at the Extra Space Storage facility located at: EXTRA SPACE STORAGE, 700 Russell Rd., Sidney, OH 45365 The personal goods stored therein by the following may include, but are not limited to general household, furniture, boxes, clothes and appliances. Unit 1306: Jamie Woodhouse, 537 N. Main, Sidney, OH 45365, 9 boxes, mattress set, boxes; Unit 2328: Michael D. Noe, 330 West North St., Sidney, OH 45365, boxes and crates; Unit 3203: Robert Winemiller, 2630 S. Main street, Anderson, SC 29625, grill; Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the time of sale. All goods are sold as is and must be removed at the time of purchase. Extra Space Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid. Sale is subject to adjournment. Auctioneer Joseph C. Tate as executive administrator. Sept. 24, Oct. 1 2320004

PEDESTAL TABLE with 6 chairs and leaf. Oak entertainment center, electric range (flat-top), couch, recliner, microwave. Excellent condition. ( 9 3 7 ) 5 9 6 - 0 5 6 2 (937)441-9784 WEDDING DRESS, Strapless, Pink & white, New, Size 3-5, Long train, $100, (937)622-2082 leave message WHEELCHAIR, Quantum 1121, Power wheel chair, seat raises & reclines, must sell, asking $600, (937)418-2150

ANTIQUE PIANO, beautiful cabinet. Moving and must sell! Call or Text (937)726-4601

925 Public Notices City of Sidney Wapakoneta Ave. Storm Outlet System Phase II Project partially funded by FY12 CDBG funds Engineer’s Estimate is $49,500 Bids accepted until October 8, 2012, Complete details at or 937-498-8142 Sept. 24, Oct. 1 2322029

RESOLUTION NO. 741-12 A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINES BY THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO THE COUNTY AUDITOR A copy of the full text of Resolution No. 741-12 as adopted by the Village of Anna Council on September 25, 2012 is available at the Village office located at 209 West Main Street. Linda Pleiman, Fiscal Officer Oct. 1, 8 2323822

BOSTON TERRIER, Puppies, 8 weeks old, vet checked, 1st shots, dew claws removed, wormed, 1 male & 1 female, (937)394-8745

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GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, 2 females, 1 black , 1 sable, no papers, parents on site, $200, (937)570-7668

KITTENS Abandoned, 6 month old kittens need loving indoor home. 1 male, 1 female, have shots, litter-trained. Great personalities, very loving. Free to approved home. (937)492-0602 LAB PUPPIES Full blooded. 3 chocolate males, one black female, 3 black males. 8 weeks old. $250 OBO (937)638-2781

SAWS, 2 Craftsman. 10" table saw & 10" radial arm saw. Both in excellent condition. Original owners manual plus extra blades. Call and leave message, Troy area, (937)658-0906.

2011 BUICK Lucerne, 18k miles, most all bells & whistles, leather interior, On Star, quick silver color, (937)570-6699 2010 OCEAN Fishing Kayak. 2 seater, 13ft, 2 seat back, 2 paddles, 2 life preservers. $1200. (937)295-3963 1986 GMC, 1 ton dully, 350 cubic inch, power steering and brakes, cruise control, 410 rear end, new paint, brakes, calipers, nice truck $2500 (937)689-6910 2004 FORD F150, extended cab, mostly highway brand new tires, good, $7500 (937)657-1649.

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TOOLS, Retired tool maker selling machinist tools, see at 202 North Linden, Anna during garage sales, September 28th-29th or call (937)394-7251

10-20 COUNTRY acres with character, in rural area outside of Sidney, for family home. Please phone (937)726-3421 or (937)710-2151 after 5:00pm.

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