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DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Pages 4-5A today: • Brenda Lloyd • Freddie Junior Cassidy • Marilyn E. Hawk • Thomas L. Sniffen • Margaret G. Tobe • Barbara “Jane” Keller • Eva C. Compton • Homer John “Squirt” Raterman • Joyce Ann Rose • Ernest Milton Fogt

INDEX Business ...........................12A City, County records...4A, 14A Classified.........................1-6C Comics .............................15A Fort Loramie .....................11A Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope........................11A Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................7A Obituaries ........................4-5A Sports .........................17-19A State news..........................6A ’Tween 12 and 20.............11A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ..16A Winter Sports Preview ..1-16B

The unemployment rate in Shelby County decreased in October, according to the latest statistics from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) released Tuesday. The number of individuals unemployed in the county dropped to 8.6 percent in October. It sat at 8.7 percent in September. In October of last year, the unemployment rate was 10.6 percent. The number of workers unemployed in Shelby County in October was 2,100. Approximately 22,600 of the 24,800 individuals comprising the county’s labor force were employed last month. Ohio’s unemployment rate was 9 percent in October, See JOBLESS/Page 14A

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3-year-old girl killed The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a car-pedestrian accident in which a 3year-old girl was killed Tuesday about 5:30 p.m. on Riverside Drive. Authorities said the girl ran into the path of a westbound car. The driver took evasion action, but was unable to avoid hitting her. Sidney Fire Department paramedics took the girl to Wilson Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced death. Shelby County Victim Services and Sidney Police assisted at the scene. Further information was not available at press time.

Sidney board approves all-day kindergarten BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER The implementation of allday kindergarten was approved Monday night during the Sidney City Board of Education meeting. The board approved the measure that would implement all-day kindergarten for all city elementary buildings for the

2012-13 school year. Superintendent John Scheu, who made the recommendation during the meeting, said he spoke with parents of students who went to other districts in the county, such as Fairlawn, Jackson Center and HardinHouston. According to Scheu, one of the contributing factors the parents cited for having their kids attend another school was all-day kindergarten.


“The problem is once they leave our school district they don’t come back,” said Scheu. “We are taking a major financial hit as a result of students who are leaving our district and I do feel that all-day kindergarten not only is it very positive as far as a curriculum benefit for the students that we serve in Sidney City Schools,

Police probe incidents BY KATHY LEESE

Sidney Police are investigating two separate incidents that occurred on Sunday evening in two different locations in Sidney in what Chief Kevin Gessler describes as “very uncommon” activity in the Sidney area. The first incident occurred See BOARD/Page 14A near Northwood School on St. Marys Avenue. According to Capt. Jerry Tangeman, Aaron Schlagetter, 31, of Sidney, was confronted by a suspect in what was described as a dark-colored SUV. The suspect reportedly had a “brief conversation” with Schlagetter and allegedly See POLICE/Page 14A

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Freddie Junior Cassidy dren, Cody and Kyle Homan, and Shyanne Moon. Mr. Cassidy retired as a press operator in 2007 from American Trim after 40 years of service. Fred was a single father and an excellent provider. He enjoyed having spirited conversations with his children and grandchildren about politics. He loved all things mechanical and tinkering with small machines. He will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held Friday at noon at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with the Rev. Anthony Krummrey officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Cassidy family at the funeral home’s website,

Margaret G. Tobe FORT RECOVERY — G. Margaret Tobe, 94, of Fort Recovery, died on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. She was born April 14, 1917, in Coldwater, to the late Henry Wenning and the late Anna Isverding. On Nov. 25, 1950, she married the late Bert J. Tobe, who died Jan. 12, 1994. Surviving are four daughters, Joann (Vern) Steinbrunner, of Fort Recovery, Elizabeth (John) Rosenbeck, of Fort Recovery, Evelyn (Jack) Schmiesing, of Sidney, Dorothy Tobe, of Denver, Colo.; three sons, Virgil (Lucy) Tobe, of Fort Recovery, Lester (Therese) Tobe, of Fort Recovery, Michael (Margaret) Tobe, of Celina; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Henrietta Hart, of Versailles. Deceased are seven

b r o t h e r s, Isadore, Ben, Leo, Ivo, and Eldon Wenning, Emmitt Bonifas, and Leonard Bonifas; and two sisters, Pauline Moorman, and Bernie Fiala. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic and BurChurch kettsville and its Ladies Guild. Services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Burkettsville, the Rev. Benedict Magabe officiating. Burial is at St. Bernard Cemetery, Burkettsville. Calling hours will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Friday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. Contributions can be made to Briarwood Village Activity Fund. Online condolences may be directed to


CELINA— Marilyn E. Hawk, 80, of Celina, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. Born in Celina on Jan. 18, 1931, the daughter of the late Eugene C. and Hilda P. (Schoch) Heckler. She married Richard E. Hawk on June 14, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1995. Surviving are seven children, C. Eugene Hawk, of Sandusky, Daniel (Renee) Hawk, of Bothell, Wash., John Hawk, of Fostoria, Mary Kay (Mark) Pierce, of Mansfield, Richard A. Hawk, of Russia, Patricia (Mike) Chappie, of Troy, and Michael (Alberta) Hawk, of Wapakoneta; 21 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren; and a sister, Patricia Hay, of Celina. Preceding her in death was a sister, Velma Jean Heckler. In 1949, she graduated from Immaculate Conception High School and in 1953 completed her nurses’ training, graduating from the Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, Dayton. She had worked in nursing at the former Otis Hospital and Total Care Nursing Home, both in Celina. She maintained her nursing license and currently taught “Family to Family” classes for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) locally. She was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Church, Celina and was active in many roles within the



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Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated a two-

vehicle accident on Interstate 75 Monday. The accident happened at 7:50 a.m. in the southbound lanes at the 90-mile marker. A vehicle driven by Sydney M. Nelson, 20, of St. Marys, was in the left lane when a vehicle driven by Logan C. Vance, 23, 1302 Spruce Ave. attempted to change lanes. The vehicles collided and lost control. Both ended up on the right side of the road near the entrance ramp at exit 90. There were no injuries. Vance was cited for turn and stop signals. Vance’s vehicle sustained moderate damage and Nelson’s vehicle had minor damage.

ST. SEBASTIAN — Joyce Ann Rose, 56, of St. Sebastian, died at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1955, in Coldwater, to Cy and Elizabeth Ann (Frey) Overman, who both survive in Maria Stein. On June 6, 1975, she married Gary Rose in Maria Stein, and he survives in St. Sebastian. She is also survived by five children, Jesse and Karen Rose, of St. Sebastian, Aaron and Kendra Rose, of St. Sebastian, and Brian Kristina Heitkamp, of Dayton, Jonathan Rose, of Chickasaw, and Jennifer and Bob Wuebker, of Dayton; 10 grandchildren, Ava, Hudson, Sutton, Harper, Mason, Hanna, Jalen, Avery, Harlow and Savannah and one due in April; seven brothers and sisters, Deb and Roger Kremer, of St. Henry, Howard and Pat Overman, of New Bremen, Tammy and Louis Schwieterman, of Montezuma, Bonnie and Jim Rutschilling, of Montezuma, Frank and Jayne

Overman, of New Lisa Bremen, and Tony Goecke, of Liberty, Ind. and Mandy and Lester Fleck, of Sebastian; St. and six brothersand sisters-inlaw, Joanne and Louis Bohman, of Osgood, Ginny and Alvin Dues, of Coldwater, Tom and Phyllis Rose, of Montezuma, Barbara and Robert Ruhenkamp, of Fort Loramie, Elaine and Gary Thobe, of Maria Stein, and Linda and Mark Homan, of St. Rose. She was a member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church and its Ladies Sodality. She was an OHSAA volleyball official and a beautician. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein. Burial will follow in St. Sebastian Cemetery, St. Sebastian. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home-Coldwater on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Condolences may be left at

Additional obituaries appear on Page 5A More evidence sought in fatal-crash case In Sidney Municipal Court Tuesday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller dismissed the vehicular homicide case of Thomas B. Zwiebel, 21, formerly of 13172 State Route 720, Lakeview, currently of 2863 Idle Road, St. Paris, at the request of the prosecution, who reserved the right to file at a later date. Additional evidence is being pursued in the case in which Zwiebel allegedly failed to stop for a posted sign Aug. 9, causing a collision with

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church and school, and a member of the Altar-Rosary Society and Daughters of Isabella. She particularly enjoyed volunteering in the school cafeteria. She was active with the Mercer County Council on Aging (Senior Citizens) and had served on the board. Loving her kids and grandkids and spending time with them was Marilyn’s greatest hobby. She enjoyed sending notes and cards to friends and family. She was an excellent pingpong player and enjoyed playing pinochle and bridge. She enjoyed hunting for bittersweet and wild mushrooms and was an avid fan of Cincinnati Reds baseball. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, Celina. Friends may call at W.H. Dick and SonsHellwarth Funeral Home, Celina from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday. Private burial services will be held at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina. Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 229 W. Anthony St., Celina, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Paulding, Mercer & Van Wert Counties, P.O. Box 465, Van Wert, OH 45891 or to St. Rita School for the Deaf, 1720 Glendale Milford Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45215-1233. Condolences may be left at

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Freddie Junior Cassidy, 70, of 117 1/2 Rear St., Mound passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at 3:25 p.m. at his residence. He was born on June 2, 1941, in Lewis County, Ky., the son of the late Charles and Gladlene (Jordan) Cassidy. He is survived by two children, Paul Cassidy and wife Denise, of St. Marys, and Karen Wooten and husband Matthew, of Sidney; siblings, Jerry Cassidy, of Greenup, Ky., Dixie Clark and husband Pete, of South Shore, Ky., James Cassidy, of South Shore, Ky., George Cassidy and wife Bernice, of West Portsmouth, Ky., Virgil Cassidy and wife Sharon, of Vanceburg, Ky., Danny Cassidy and wife Darlene, of McDermott, Ky., Ronnie Cassidy and wife Felsie, of Sidney, and Johnny Cassidy, of Troy; four grandchildren, Crystal Homan and husband Brian, Melissa Wooten, Caleb and Jade Cassidy; and three great-grandchil-

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Eva C. Compton PIQUA — Eva C. Compton, 59, of Piqua, died at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. services Memorial will be held Monday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.

More power asked for OSU police COLUMBUS (AP) — A string of robberies in nearby neighborhoods has shaken up students at Ohio State University and has the school exploring whether its police should have the authority to make arrests off campus, in the domain of the city’s police force. “Our officers already drive around,” said Nick Messenger, president of Undergraduate Student Government. “It’s just giving them the power to actually act.” Messenger and other student government leaders gathered signatures on a petition they will give to Ohio State officials demanding that the university police be given the power to respond to matters beyond campus.

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Homer John “Squirt” Raterman, 87, 3245 H a r d i n - Wa pakoneta Road, passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at 7:05 p.m. at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen. He was born on June 24, 1924, in Fort Loramie, the son of the late Louis and Anna (Hoying) Raterman. On Sept. 9, 1950, he Betty Lou married (Frantz) Raterman, who preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2001. He is survived by six children, John and wife, Meg Raterman, Tom and wife, Beth Raterman, Joe Raterman, Roche Raterman, Jane Schmitz, all of and Patty Sidney, LeMaster, of Dayton; 14 grandchildren, Ty, Ben, Ross, and Kristen Raterman, Zac, Drew and Ava Schmitz, Jacob, Haley and Josie Raterman, and Ward, Max and Millie Cartwright and Riley LeMaster; and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Raterman was one of 14 children. Their names are Mary Schuler, Henry Raterman, Lottie Raterman, Ray Raterman, Verona Segesser, Joe Raterman, Lou Raterman, Lil Wagner, Tom Raterman, Pat Neff, Mickey Debrossie, Julie Raterman and Florence Ritter.

Squirt served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington state. He played professional baseball in the minor leagues and for the U.S. Army team while he was in the service. He worked at Ready Sidney Mix as a truck driver for many years. He then worked at the Ohio Department of Transportation prior to his retirement. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church, the Sidney American Legion Post 217, Sidney Veterans of Foreign Wars and Sidney Moose Lodge. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, with the Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial will at Graceland be Cemetery in Sidney. Friends may call Saturday from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care in Homer John Raterman’s memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Raterman family at the funeral home’s website,

Barbara ‘Jane’ Keller WAPAKONETA — Barbara “Jane” Keller, 68, of Wapakoneta, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 6:10 p.m., Nov. 20, 2011, at home, surrounded by her family following a courageous two-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). She faced this disease with love, grace and dignity. She was born Sept. 18, 1943, to Fredrick and Elizabeth Banks Pitthan, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 11, 1962, she married the love of her life John A. Keller, who survives in Wapakoneta. They were married for 49 years. Jane was a graduate of Wapakoneta High School, Apollo Vocational Licensed Practical Nursing Program and Lima Technical College Registered Nursing Program. During her nursing career she was the director of nursing at Cridersville Nursing Home for 10 years. She then went on to practice nursing for the Auglaize Family Practice for 18 years. She was a devoted, compassionate, and caring nurse. Jane loved her family and she was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her Lord Jesus with all her heart, soul, and mind and was a member of Shawnee Alliance Church in Lima for 40 years. She had a servant’s heart and travelled extensively on missions trips to Mali (Africa), Dominican Republic, and Guatemala. She enjoyed caring for needy children in orphanages and helping to deliver babies at the Koutiala Hospital in Mali. She also went to Waveland, Miss., three times to help families with reconstruction from hurricane Katrina.

Jane enjoyed the outdoors and was extremely active. She loved cooking, gardening, tandem bicycling with her husband, hiking, fishing, having fellowship with her church small group, and playing cards with her life-time friends in her card club. At the age of 50 she took up downhill and cross country skiing. She loved to ski with her family. She was a certified master gardener, a long time volunteer with the Wapakoneta City Schools and was a member of the Child Conservation League since 1964. Survivors also include her three children, Elizabeth “Beth” (Ross) Kantner of Wapakoneta, Susan (Craig) Niemeyer of Grand Junction, Colo., and Paul (Kate) Keller of Indianapolis, Ind.; five grandchildren, Ryan and Kaitlin Kantner, Tatum and Tristin Niemeyer, and Benjamin Keller; a brother, Fred (Dee) Pitthan, of Rockford, Ill.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Shawnee Alliance Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta. Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, and 1 hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to The Gideons International, Shawnee Alliance Church building fund, St. Rita’s Hospice or the ALS Association of Ohio. Condolences may be expressed at

Ernest Milton Fogt Ernest Milton Fogt, 83, 8601 Lochard Road, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at 10:45 p.m. at his residence. He was born on Oct. 18, 1928, in Sidney, the son of the late Wilbur and E. (Christman) Fogt. Left to feel the empty hole in their hearts are his wife of 63 years, Charmane L. (Skinner) Fogt and six children and their spouses, Craig Milton Fogt and fiance, Beckey, of Newport, Melody Kay Voisinet, of Piqua, Bruce V.Fogt and wife, Jolene, of Sidney, Sherry Y. Pottorf and husband, Douglas, of Sidney, Diana L. Lockhart and husband, Frank, of Tipp City, and Dawn C. Queen and husband, Roger, of Piqua; 22 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and three g r e a t - g r e a t grandchildren; one brother, Robert Fogt, of Chicago, Ill.; sisters, Mary Jane Shinn and husband, Bob, of Indiana, Janice Reifstahl, of Wapakoneta, Kathy Helman, Marjorie Wagle, Alice Brautigam and Barbara Faught, all of Sidney. Preceding him in death was one sister, Ruth Boerger; one brother, James Fogt; and one grandson, Shawn Milton Fogt. He also will be remembered and missed by many nieces and nephews, classmates of Sidney High School class of 1946, from which he was a graduate, Ohio Department of Transportation workers (he retired after working there 37 years) and many National Guard members of the 1950s and 1960s. Ernest also went to Anna Schools and was there during the earthquake. He went into the

Army in September of 1946. He trained as a heavy machine gunner and parachutist and qualified gliderman by July 26 of the same year. Then discharged Feb. 21, 1948. In 1955, he entered the Ohio National Guard, commissioned in 1956 to second lieutenant, to first lieutenant in 1959 and to captaincy by Oct. 28, 1964. In September 1963, he was one of the two top officials of the Old Company G, stationed at the Sidney Armory. He became a platoon leader and second in command as part of the unit located in St. Marys. He was then assigned to Battalion Headquarters in 1963. He was executive officer of Battalion B in Piqua. His children stated that he was their personal guru, able to answer and explain all things. He was a gentle person but “when he said something we did it … no questions asked.” He was a gift from God to all his family. In keeping with Ernest’s wishes, his body will be cremated. Their will be no public visitation. There will be a public celebration of life memorial on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Plattsville Community Center in Plattsville. Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care, the Alpha Center or St. Jude’s Hospital in memory of Ernest Milton Fogt. Condolences may be expressed to the Fogt family at the funeral home’s website All arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney.

Thomas L. Sniffen Thomas L. Sniffen, 73, of Dorothy Love Retirement C o m m u n i t y, died at Dorothy Love on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at 4:37 a.m. He was born Oct. 14, 1938, in Piqua, the son of Fred Leroy and Nellie (Smith) Sniffen and they are deceased. He married Virginia L. Dilbone on Sept. 7, 1957, and she died on June 28, 2011. Surviving are two sons, Thomas A. Sniffen and wife Deb, of Anna, and Timothy E. Sniffen, of Lima; one sister, Sharon Mendenhall and husband Ron, of Ocala, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Sniffen and wife Nancy, of DeGraff, and Tim and wife Carolyn, of Largo, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Thomas M. Sniffen and wife Laura, Cory M. Sniffen, Kyle W. Sniffen and Ava R. Sniffen. One brother, George Sniffen is deceased. He was a 1957 graduate of Sidney High School. He had worked at Sidney Truck as a driver and also Wells Brothers at one time. When he lived in Florida he owned

his own business making custom cabinets. He was an avid Anna Football fan and liked to bowl. He was a member of St. Jacob L u t h e r a n Church in Anna. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Jacob Lutheran Church with Pastor Michael Althauser. Burial will be at Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson. Friends may call on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jacob Lutheran Church, 101 W. Main St., Anna, Ohio 45302. Envelopes will be available at the church and the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Sniffen family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s website at

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Sidney Daily News,Wednesday, November 23, 2011

5 arrested on drug charges WAPAKONETA — Five people were arrested Monday on drug charges stemming from a six-month investigation by the Auglaize/Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force. Task force members along with area agencies served a total of five grand jury indictments on various drug offenses. Those arrested were Gloria J. Steinke, 61, of St. Marys, charged with three counts of trafficking in drugs; Ralph D. Biederman, 49, of St. Marys, charged with two counts of trafficking in drugs; Paul A. Ryan, 62, of St. Marys, charged with three counts trafficking in drugs; Jesse J. Lange, 26, of Rockford, charged with one count of trafficking in cocaine and one count trafficking in heroin; and Freddie L. Morlock, 26, of Cridersville, charged with one count of trafficking in drugs and one

count of theft. All trafficking in drug charges were from the sale of prescription medications that included Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Vicodin, Fentanyl and Ativan. The investigation continues into the sale and use of illegal drugs in the area. Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon commented on how hard the Task Force members and area agencies are working to combat the drug problems. “It’s difficult to continue to fight this problem with money and officers being tight but we will continue,” said Solomon. Agencies assisting with the arrests were St. Mary Police Department, Wapakoneta Police Department, Cridersville Police Department, Rockford Police Department and the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.

Faber touts InvestOhio COLUMBUS — InvestOhio, a new initiative geared toward job growth and economic expansion in Ohio, received the final go-ahead last week when Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order to immediately implement rules for the program. State Sen. Keith Faber, R–Celina, served as the plan’s key proponent as it took shape throughout this year’s budget process. The initiative was included in the final version of the state biennium budget that was signed into law in late June. Through InvestOhio, income tax credits of 10percent will be made available to individuals investing up to $10 million in one of Ohio’s eligible small businesses. In order to be deemed eligible, companies must adhere to certain requirements, including: • Holding the investment for a period of at

least two years • Maintaining no fewer than 50 employees in the State of Ohio or at least 51 percent of overall employees located in the state • Assets of less than $50 million or having less than $10 million in annual sales The director of development has been given the authority to award up to $100,000,000 in related tax credits throughout the current biennium, which ends on June 30, 2013. “Boosting small business and getting people back to work has been our top priority since January,” Faber said. “In working with Gov. Kasich, I am confident that we have put forth a plan to grow jobs and bring more business into our state.” For complete details of the plan and information for applying, please visit

Patrol releases OVI video to raise awareness in preparation for holiday COLUMBUS — In anticipation of increased traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is releasing a new and compelling video that illustrates the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The eight minute video features actual footage from real traffic stops and aims to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving. A preview of the video can be viewed at watch?v=BDE8g7Wy8o0. Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 10 people were killed on Ohio’s roadways with 30 percent related to impaired driving. Each year nearly 39 people are killed due to impaired driving between the Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve Holidays. According to AAA, 42.5 million Americans will travel for this holiday weekend — 90 per-

cent will be driving. The Patrol is urging motorists to contribute to roadway safety by planning ahead for increased drive time and making safety their first priority. “We all share the responsibility of contributing to a safe holiday on Ohio roadways by obeying all traffic laws and never driving impaired,” Colonel John Born, Patrol superintendent, said. “As a member of the motoring public, you can help save lives by reporting unsafe and aggressive drivers to law enforcement.” Troopers recommend that motorists contact the Patrol by calling (877) 7-PATROL (1-877772-8765) to report dangerous or impaired drivers. The full video is available on the Patrol’s website,, or on the Patrol’s YouTube Channel at

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Missing Ohio man could be third Craigslist victim COLUMBUS (AP) — A man missing since Nov. 13 answered a Craigslist help-wanted ad that police say was actually a deadly scheme to lure people to a nonexistent farm job so they could be robbed, his family said. Timothy Kern’s father called the outlook “pretty grim” and Kern’s son said his father had been murdered. The missing man, who would be the scheme’s third known victim, had called the job offer “strange” in a Facebook post. Two people are in custody, but law enforcement officials have released few details be-

cause of a gag order. Kern was promised $300 a week, a trailer and a truck for the job near Caldwell in southern Ohio, his father, Jack Kern, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. He said his son was excited about the job because of the chance of bettering his life. In a Facebook post on Nov. 10, Tim Kern wrote: “Just got one of the strangest job offers. A good offer but strange. The job is to watch over 680 acres south of cambridge. Odd jobs and such but mainly just secure it. Trailer, utilities, salary. Drawbacks? No cell phone service, kids are up here, and i have

to move this sunday.” Jack Kern, of Massillon, said his son was rarely out of touch and often texted and called family members. “We’re holding hope, but pretty grim, I think,” he said. One man who replied to a similar ad was found dead in Noble County last week. Another said he escaped after being shot on Nov. 6. Before a judge issued a gag order, the Noble County sheriff said it was unclear how long the ad had been online or whether there were other victims. Timothy Kern, 47, divorced and the father of

three sons, worked most recently cleaning gas station driveways, his father said. He said his son apparently answered the Craigslist ad on Oct. 30 and interviewed for the job with a man in an Akron restaurant on Nov. 9. His son left his car with a friend in Akron on Nov. 13 and was driven to what he was told was the job site. Timothy Kern told family members the job involved running a 600acre farm in Noble County. The man who escaped Nov. 6 gave police a similar account of a farm job, saying he was going to build fences.

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Ohio man sentenced KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 58-year-old Ohio man is going to prison for trying to arrange for a teenage boy in Kansas to move in with him. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Jack Albertson, of Lima, Ohio, received a 14year sentence Tuesday in federal court in Kansas City, Kan. Albertson pleaded guilty earlier to one count of using a computer to try to entice a minor into sexual activity. Albertson admitted texting the mother of a 14year-old Olathe boy saying he wanted to the boy to move in with him. Investigators found that Albertson had sent the boy a sexually explicit picture of himself. Authorities said a search of Albertson’s Ohio home turned up a list of more than 40 contacts he labeled “pen pals,” including several younger than 18.

Hidden dangers WASHINGTON (AP) — Hidden dangers lurk in some of those less-expensive toys that parents might grab as stocking stuffers this time of year — like a Sesame Street Oscar the Grouch doll. The small furry green Oscar, purchased for $6.99, was one of the toys singled out in the annual toy safety report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. The consumer advocate’s report, released Tuesday, found just over a dozen toys on store shelves that violate federal safety standards. Some had unsafe levels of lead or chemicals called phthalates, and others contained small parts that young children could choke on. Besides Oscar, other toys deemed potentially dangerous included a plastic book for babies; a $1 plastic mini-crossbow that fires off little balls and a hand-held “whirly wheel.”

Sidney Daily News,Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Egyptian protesters reject concessions by military CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military ruler promised Tuesday to speed up a presidential election to the first half of 2012 and said the armed forces were prepared to hold a referendum on immediately shifting power to civilians — concessions swiftly rejected by tens of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Square, who chanted, “Leave! Leave!” The latest standoff plunged the country deeper into crisis less than a week before parliamentary elections, the first since the ouster nine months ago of longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. In a televised address to the nation, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi rejected all criticism of the military’s handling of the transitional period and sought to cast himself and the generals on the military council he heads as the nation’s foremost patriots. Significantly, he made no mention of the throngs of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to demand that he step down immediately in favor of an interim civilian council. Tantawi spoke as protesters fought army soldiers and police for a fourth day in streets leading to the iconic square that was the birthplace of Egypt’s uprising, particularly near the heavily fortified Interior Ministry, which is in charge of police. Nearly 30 people have been killed in the violence, mostly in Cairo, and at least 2,000 have been wounded. “Our demands are clear,” said Khaled El-Sayed, a protester from the Youth Revolution Coalition and a candidate in the Nov. 28 parliamentary election. “We want the mili-

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EGYPTIANS CARRY a body of a protester —who was killed in recent clashes with the Egyptian riot police— during his funeral at Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday. Egypt’s civilian Cabinet has offered to resign after three days of violent clashes in many cities between demonstrators and security forces, but the action failed to satisfy protesters deeply frustrated with the new military rulers. tary council to step down and hand over authority to a national salvation government with full authority.” The military previously floated the end of next year or early 2013 as the likely dates for the presidential election, which is widely being seen as the last stop in the process of transferring power. But


Eagles soar to freedom STARVED ROCK STATE PARK, Ill. (AP) — This crowd did not gather for a ball game or a protest, or to gawk at some sort of disaster. They came to the banks of the sleepy Illinois River to witness a little miracle — a happy ending, or an anxious beginning, depending on how you look at it. Two young bald eagles were about to be released into the wild, more than five months after a storm blew them 85 feet to the ground from their nest, high atop a tree in suburban Chicago. The crowd, hundreds of people by now, watched eagerly, as a small ferry came around a bend in the river and into view.

Tantawi did not mention a specific date for the vote or when the military would return to its barracks. Furthermore, his offer for the military to step down immediately if the people so wished in a referendum was vague at best, but it also mirrored the generals’ aversion to the youth groups that engi-

neered the 18-day uprising that ousted Mubarak and which are again behind the massive, anti-military protest in Tahrir Square. His referendum proposal suggests that Tantawi has no faith that the crowds in the streets of Cairo and other cities represent of the nation’s will.

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Students accused GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) — At least 20 current or former high school students from an affluent New York suburb of high achievers have been charged in a widening college entrance exam cheating scandal that has raised questions not only about test security but about the pressures to score well. Thirteen students from the Great Neck area, a cluster of Long Island communities with top-ranked schools that send virtually all their graduates to college, were implicated in the latest round of charges, filed Tuesday.

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AS SECRET Service agents watch, President Barack Obama embraces a girl following an address where he remarked on the American Jobs Act, Tuesday at Central High School in Manchester, N.H.

Obama pushes for payroll tax cut extension MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Confronting Republicans, President Barack Obama on Tuesday dashed into the home of the nation’s first presidential primary, urging GOP lawmakers to support a payroll tax cut next week and stand by their own pledges not to increase taxes. Obama sought to steal the spotlight from Republican presidential contenders who have blanketed the political battleground with antiObama messages while tending to a state expected to be heavily contested in the next year’s general election. “The next time you hear one of these folks from the other side … talking about raising your taxes, you just remind them that ever since I’ve got into office, I’ve lowered your taxes, haven’t raised them,” Obama said at a high school gymnasium. “That’s worth reminding them.” The president said “in the spirit of Thanksgiving,” Democrats in Congress would offer Republicans another chance next week to consider a plan to extend and expand the cut in payroll taxes that fund Social Security. Obama

said it would save the typical middle class family about $1,000 in taxes. “Don’t be a Grinch. Don’t vote to raise taxes on working Americans during the holidays,” Obama said. Even as he sought to draw a bright line with Republicans over taxes, Obama was reminded about the unhappiness among some in the Occupy Wall Street movement. As he began to speak, Obama was briefly interrupted by protesters who screamed, “Mic check!” and then chanted, “Mr. President — over 4,000 protesters, over 4,000 protesters, have been arrested.” Obama paused to let the demonstrators speak. “No, no, no. That’s OK,” Obama said. The crowd then sought to drown out the protesters with chants of “Obama!” Working the crowd after the speech, Obama was handed a note from the protesters that amounted to a script of their chant. Captured in photographs, the note said peaceful demonstrators had been arrested while “banksters” destroy the economy “with impunity.”

BY NOMAAN MERCHANT retail worker, will make do with Associated Press what’s in her apartment. “We’ll have to eat whatever I’ve got, so Some are holding potluck I’m thinking chicken,” she said. dinners instead of springing for Then her eyes lit up. “Actuthe entire feast. Others are ally, I think I’ve got red meat in staying home rather than fly- the freezer, some corned beef. ing. And a few are skipping the We could do a boiled dinner.” turkey altogether. Galinis has another reason On this the fourth Thanks- to clear out her apartment’s giving since the economy sank, freezer: Her landlord is in the prices for everything from air- process of evicting her and her line flights to groceries are 3-year-old son. The unemploygoing up, and some Americans ment rate in Pawtucket, a city are scaling back. Yet in many struggling with the loss of manhouseholds, the occasion is too ufacturing jobs, is 12.1 percent, important to skimp on. Said well above the national averone mother: “I don’t have much age. to give, but I’ll be cooking, and Carole Goldsmith of Fresno, the door will be open.” Calif., decided she didn’t need Thanksgiving airfares are to have a feast, even if she could up 20 percent this year, and the still afford it. average price of a gallon of gas Goldsmith, an administrator has risen almost 20 percent, ac- at a community college in cording to travel tracker AAA. Coalinga, Calif., said she typiRail travelers were also af- cally hosts an “over-the-top fected, with fares on most one- meal” for friends and family. way Amtrak tickets up 2 to 5 This year, she canceled the percent. meal and donated a dozen Still, about 42.5 million peo- turkeys to two homeless shelple are expected to travel, the ters. She plans to spend Thurshighest number since the start day volunteering before holding of the recession. a small celebration Friday with But even those who choose soup, bread “and lots of gratito stay home and cook for tude.” themselves will probably spend “I think everybody is OK more. A 16-pound turkey and with it,” she said. “They underall the trimmings will cost an stand. Everybody is in a differaverage of $49.20, a 13 percent ent place than they were a year jump from last year, or about ago.” $5.73 more, according to the In suburban Chicago, the American Farm Bureau Feder- Oak Park River Forest Food ation, which says grocers have Pantry got rid of turkey altoraised prices to keep pace with gether. Last year, the pantry higher-priced commodities. had a lottery in October to disIn Pawtucket, R.I., Jackie tribute 600 turkeys between alGalinis was among those look- most 1,500 families. ing for help to put a proper The pantry’s management meal on the table. She stopped has decided to give all of its at a community center this families a choice between other week seeking a donated food kinds of meat — ground turkey, basket. But by the time she ar- sliced chicken, fish sticks and rived, all 300 turkeys had been hamburger patties — along claimed. with the other trappings of a So Galinis, an unemployed Thanksgiving feast.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011




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• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • Stokes Lodge 305, Free and Accepted Masons, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Lodge, Port Jefferson. All Master Masons are welcome.

Thursday Afternoon

Thursday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. Enter on Miami Avenue.

Friday Morning • Amos Memorial Public Library hosts Tales for Twos at 9:15 a.m. for children 2-3 1/2 with a parent or caregiver. • Amos Memorial Public Library hosts Preschool Storytime at 10:15 a.m. for children 3 1/2-5 with a parent or caregiver. • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155.

Friday Afternoon • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited.

Friday Evening • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional “12Step” programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 548-9006.

Saturday Morning • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge hosts a recycling event at the Sidney Transfer Station from 8 a.m. to noon.

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

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

Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at CJ’s Highmarks. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Scott Barhorst at 4920823. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts Storytime for children 3, 4 and 5 and not yet in kindergarten from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Monday Evening • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts Storytime for children 3, 4 and 5 and not yet in kindergarten from 6 to 6:30 p.m. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Christian Center, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE

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’60s night Lewis, of Gary Gary Lewis and the Playboys, rocks out for an audience of 600 during a Gateway Arts Council-sponsored concert in Sidney Sunday.

Megan Elizabeth Dial, of Sidney, and Scott Daniel Santucci, of Cincinnati, announce their engagement and plans to marry Nov. 26, 2011, in Holy Angels Catholic Church. The bride-to-be is the daughter of David and Rebecca Dial, of Sidney. She is a 2007 graduate of the Seton Home Study School and a 2011 graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and theology. Her fiance is the son of Patrick and Gretchen Santucci, of Cincinnati. Santucci / Dial He graduated in 2007 from Mother of Divine Grace School and in 2011 from Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. He has an Associate of Applied Science in software engineering. He is employed by Kroger as an information systems and services intern.

Shopping can benefit Big Brothers Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County (BBBS) recently kicked off the holiday season with the launch of its Holiday Extravaganza. The local agency has partnered with vendors. Through Nov. 30, community members can shop for items from Nelly Packs/Nelly Cuddles, Pampered Chef, and Tastefully Simple and help support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County. Shop online at the links below or call the

BBBS office at 492-7611 or email to place an order. All orders will arrive in time for the gift giving season. To shop for Tastefully Simple go to h t t p : / / w w w. t a s t e horst. At checkout, select Big Bro Big Sis. To shop for Pampered Chef go to r?showId=3420365. To shop for Nelly Packs/Nelly Cuddles, view the brochure on the agency website at “Funding is used for recruiting, careful matching, background checks, screening and maintaining ongoing professional support for the volunteers, youth, and their families — the key to ensuring longterm positive outcomes that change lives and communities,” said Lisa Brown, executive director. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should call 492-7611. “There’s a growing demand for structured, successful, youth men-

toring, particularly in this economy when families are struggling,” Brown said. “Independent research shows children matched with Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors are more confident, more likely to succeed in school, and more likely to avoid drug and alcohol abuse and other negative influences.” Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke Counties is a nonprofit, United Way member service organization, providing positive adult role models to children facing adversity.

Artificial sweeteners: Each is unique Dear Readries, is made ers: There are from sucralose numerous (an artificial sweeteners sweetener), available today holds up well as an alternawhen heated tive to sugar, and can be used but what makes in baking/cookeach one differing recipes. Hints ent? The blue The pink packet has asfrom packet contains as the Heloise partame saccharin (an main ingredient artificial sweet- Heloise Cruse (another artifiener), which is cial sweetener) much sweeter than ac- and, as with the others, tual sugar and has no has no calories. calories. The brown packet, The yellow packet, made from sugar cane, is which also has no calo- a natural sweetener and

does have some calories. The white-and-green packet, made from rebiana (part of a stevia leaf, found in Paraguay), also is a natural sweetener, but it is caloriefree.

Some are for baking and cooking, while others are not. If you are diabetic, the artificial sweeteners are a better choice than the ones made from natural sugars. — Heloise

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Meet & Greet Tea Party First United Methodist Church Poplar St. Downtown Saturday, December 3rd after the show

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Historic Sidney Theatre 120 W. Poplar St. Sidney, Ohio Nutcracker advance tickets at Sharon’s School of Dance, 104 1/2 W. Poplar St

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• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • Mount Vernon Baptist Church hosts a lunch at 606 Park St. from noon to 2 p.m. following a Thanksgiving service at 10 a.m. For transportation information, call 492-5009.


Contact Localife Editor Patricia Ann Speelman with story ideas, club news wedding, anniversary, engagements and birth announcements by phone at (937) 498-5965; email,; or by fax, (937) 498-5991. 2236076



Sidney Daily News,Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Fogt to mark 100 years Gerald “Jerry” L. Fogt will celebrate his 100th birthday Dec. 3 with an open house at Dorothy Love Retirement Community from 1 to 3 p.m. Fogt was born Dec. 5, 1911, in Anna to Grover and Flossie Fogt. After retiring from Monarch with 37 years’ service as a journeyman machinist, he and his wife, Gwen, moved to The Villages in Lady Lake, Fla. Gwen passed away in 2009. They had been married for 76 years. Fogt is a past master of Stokes Lodge No. 305 Free and Accepted Masons of Port Jefferson. He was an active member of St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Anna before retiring to Florida. Fogt has two children, Sharon Ahlman of Rochester, N.Y., and Stephen Fogt of Bethlehem, Pa. He has four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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A meal fit for a king Enjoying the Shelby County Historical Society’s Home for the Holidays dinner at GreatStone Castle recently are (clockwise from left) Janice Gagermeier, Larry DeMange, Mary Lou DeMange, Karen Tennery and Wayne Gagermeier. A tour of the bed and breakfast facility followed the meal.



Judge William Zimmerman Sr. of the Probate Division of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court has received the following applications for marriage licenses.

Nathaniel L. Bateman, 25, Shelby County, machine operator, and Ashley N. Murphy, 20, Shelby County, silk screening. James J. Bensman, 25, Shelby County, elec-


trician, and Victoria L. Trabue, 23, Shelby County, personal banker. Dennis Ortiz, 50, Shelby County, welder, and Kathy J. Cassel, 47, Shelby County, wine steward.

Local Legion to collect funds for vets Members of Sidney American Legion Post 217 have joined with hundreds of other American Legion posts in Ohio to help make this Christmas memorable for hospitalized veterans. They are doing it by collecting funds for the annual American Legion of Ohio “Gifts For The Yanks Who Gave” program. Members of Post 217 will be collecting funds for the annual drive Friday and Saturday. Dona-

tion kettles will be located at the retail entrances of Wal-Mart and at Kroger and Sidney Food Town. This is the 65th year the Ohio American Legion is pooling funds from posts for gifts and activities benefitting veterans in Ohio’s state hospitals, VA Medical Centers, outpatient clinics and the Ohio VetHomes at eran’s Sandusky and Georgetown. The program’s name is the same as the one

initiated by comedian Eddie Cantor during World War II. “This effort is not limited to members of the Legion”, said Commander Gary “Tiny” Stockton. “We welcome contributions from individuals and business establishments to help finance the state-wide program costing nearly $400,000. Checks may be made payable to “Gifts for Yanks” and sent to the local chairman, Rick Lunsford, at Sidney American Legion

- Post 217, P.O. Box 297, Sidney, Ohio 45365.” In addition to distributing individual gifts to veteran patients, the Ohio American Legion also is contributing to each of the five gift shops at the VA hospitals, whereby patients may select gifts to send to their families, and nearly $20,000 for purchase of canteen books for VA patients. The program funds also will provide televisions, radios and other electronic equipment for the VA

hospitals and the Ohio Veterans’ Homes and more than $100,000 on other-than-Christmas activities for VA and state hospital patients, as well as provide yearround recreation opportunities.

Sidney American Legion Post 217 1265 N. Fourth Ave., Sidney • 492-6410





Holiday show set for New Bremen NEW BREMEN — Lock One Community Arts’ continues its antradtion with nual “Christmas in the Village,” Dec. 4. Two performances, one at 2 p.m. and one at 7 p.m., will be onstage at the Jame F. Dicke Auditioum at New Bremen High School. A Christmas celebration with music, comedy, dance and drama is directed by Dane Keyes

son, of St. Marys, Brianna Weideman, of New Bremen, and the vocal trio, Friends of Faith, with Pam Sager, Ty and Kim Wolf. Also performing will be the Mistle-Toes Dancers from Linda’s School of Dance, grandfather and grand-daughter ballroom team, Ted Wagner and Caitlin Pence, and the New Bremen High School Drama Club and choir.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and available at Western Ohio True Value Hardware, Minster. For information, phone (419) 733-0252 or go online to Lock One Community Arts is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to bringing performance arts to the Auglaize, Mercer and Shelby County region.




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Dec 4th 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Photo exhibit seeks entries TROY — Brukner Nature Center’s annual photo contest deadline deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 1. “Nature thru the Lens” photo contest is open to all photographers. Photos must be taken at Brukner Nature Center and can be of wildlife, plants and landscapes or people enjoying the outdoors. Children 16 years and under can enter the youth competition, while all other photographs will be juried in the adult category. Selected photographs will be exhibited during the winter Nature Art Gallery Exhibit. For more details on the rules, regulations, judging and prizes for this competition, visit the website at or email

His maternal grandparents are Mark and Julie Slaybaugh, of Sidney. His paternal grandparents are Donn and Kathy McCoy, of Piqua. His great-grandparents are Marilyn Kloeker and Janet and Bill Anthony, all of Sidney; and Barb Frings, of Troy. His great-greatgrandmother is Mary Sherod, of Troy. His mother is the for-

mer Patti Slaybaugh, of parents are George N. Morrison II and Pamela Sidney. L. Morrison, both of Sidney. FLEMING His paternal grandTony and Jessica Fleming, of Sidney, an- parents are Kathy E. nounce the birth of a son, Fleming, of Sidney, and Kaleb Anthony Fleming, the late Donald W. FlemOct. 31, 2011, at 10:16 ing. His great grandparp.m. in the CopelandEmerson Family ent is Ollie R. Morrison, Birthing Center at Wil- of Sidney. son Memorial Hospital. His mother is the forHe weighed 9 pounds, mer Jessica Morrison, of 7.6 ounces, and was 21 Houston. 1/2 inches long. His maternal grand-

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Holiday Evening

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Friday, December 9th Piqua Main Campus

Fri., Dec. 2 & Sat., Dec. 3, 2011 Doors open at 6:00 p.m., dinner theater begins at 6:30 p.m.

Hors d’oeuvres served at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 8 p.m. Reservations are limited • Black tie optional

Dinner menu includes chicken breast, baked potato, tossed salad, roll, apple dumpling, coffee or tea, and is being catered by Vic’s County Kitchen. Tickets are $15.00 and seats are limited so contact the church office to reserve your spot.

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Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ 707 North Ohio Avenue • Sidney Telephone: 937/492-8540 Email:


MCCOY Kyle and Patti McCoy, of Sidney, announce the birth of a son, Kolten Anthony McCoy, Oct. 21, 2011, at 8:27 p.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birthing Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 inches long.





and performed by local talent. Pat Keyes and Jeff Kuenning as the Manger Brothers are a grown-up version of two young, comical characters who appeared in past years’ performances. The show will also feature musical brother trio Aaron, Drew and Marc Rochotte and the talented pianist, Sharon Chaney. Vocals will be performed by Liz Samp-

Due to the current economic conditions in our area, Post 217 and the Salvation Army have mutually agreed to share the entrances at the local Wal-Mart store for these two days.


OPINION Wednesday, November 23, 2011


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

A day to give thanks

It seems like things can seem only a few mighty grim, weeks ago we yet if we look were planting hard enough we our garden and can usually find Your hometown newspaper since 1891 looking forward something to be to a summer of thankful for. Frank Beeson/Regional Group Publisher fun; however, While thinking Jeffrey J. Billiel/Editor and Publisher the bare trees about my Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of now gracing the cousin I considOther religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridg- landscape reered how voices thankful I ing the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the mind us winter people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the governMatt Clayton should be for is just around ment for a redress of grievances. the corner. my health. Like While some most I take so may dread the changing much for granted; most seasons, they are aleverything. I thought ways welcome in my about Mark and how it book — especially when might be difficult to find it’s time for Thanksgiv- something to be thankSteve slowly little higher, ing Day. ful for if I were in his saddled his he’ll stretch While pondering the shoes (or bed) … but horse, Old and suddenly upcoming holiday it oc- after a little consideraSnort, and get younger. curred to me that like tion it was apparent climbed stiffly His gray musChristmas and Easter, it that “his cup runneth aboard in the tache will, in too has lost much of its over” in many ways. cold snap of his mind, turn true meaning in the First and foremost, Home morning. He brown again, “stamp it, box it, sell it” he has hope, hope in a Country and once more world of commercialized living God that comforts pulled his hat down a little Slim Randles that young cow- holidays. We’ve come a and watches over him lower and boy who terrorlong way since the first 24 hours a day and unpulled the wild rag up ized stray cattle so Thanksgiving celebralike the monitor at his to cover his nose and many years ago will tion where prayers of bedside the Lord needs mouth from the morncome back to life. thankfulness and praise no electricity, lights, or ing chill. He began kicking to God were the order of wiring to get the job How many mornings cows out and heading done. God’s hotline is alhad he done this? them back to the home the day, followed by a “meal” consisting of only ways open, available in As Snort trotted out pasture, and both he into the meadows of the and Snort watched and a few kernels of corn for the twinkling of an eye. each in attendance. Con- In a moment’s thought, hills surrounding our waited for that one he can bring peace to a valley, he looked with rogue that would make sidering the abundant perked ears for cattle. the morning complete. life most enjoy in the weary heart. That’s what Snort does It was a black baldy U.S.A. today, only a Secondly, Mark has for a living. Those ears cow who made a dash turkey would refer it two wonderful parents, worked back and forth for the high-ups and solely as “turkey day” — a sister, and countless like radar, searching Steve and Snort were thinking of the parades, relatives and friends through trees and beflying through trees and food and football while who love him. From the hind logs for the tellover rock piles and fiomitting the theme of wide-eyed Christmas tale movement or color nally headed her and thankfulness. It also oc- mornings of his youth to of range cattle. turned her back with curred to me that I too more recent times he And Steve just the others. A 19-yearwasn’t as thankful as I has much to be thankful grinned. How many old cowboy couldn’t should be for the little for. And let us not forget horses has he ridden on have done it any better. things we all take for fifty-some years of a morning like this? A Steve smiled and granted. mostly carefree living hundred? Well, fifty, reached down to pat ol’ A recent phone call with few bumps in the anyway. And the morn- Snort on the neck. ings all stay the same in Thanksgiving can be revealed that my cousin road along the way; like Mark Clayton had sufmany of us Mark has his memory even if he more than turkey and fered a devastating had a wonderful life doesn’t stay the same. cranberry sauce. stroke at the age of 56. thus far with hope for On a morning like this, The writer is a vetThough we all know many more good days to his daily dose of “coweran newspaperman trouble may come, we come. Things will get boyitis” lets itself be and outdoorsman who better for him over felt. That aching hip? is a registered outfitter seldom expect it and Oh, he remembers when and guide. He has writ- don’t think more than a time. While he now that colt dumped him ten novels and nonficmoment or two about it faces a long stretch of into the rockpile, puttion books based on unless it affects us or rehabilitation, the situting him on crutches for rural living and he has someone we know. The ation could have been two months. also been an awardmountains in life mean much worse. Though it The shoulder ache? winning columnist for little until we are stand- will be difficult at times, Too many years with a the largest daily newsing at the bottom lookthere is definitely light rope in his hands. papers in Alaska and ing up. There at times at the end of the tunnel, But he also knows New Mexico. He lives in when the fall sun gets a Albuquerque.

Feeling like a young cowboy again



Support appreciated To the editor: On behalf of Compassionate Care of Shelby County, we would like to express our gratitude to the hundreds who helped make our “Dressed to Thrill” Champagne Luncheon and Fashion Show on Nov. 12 a major success. We’ve received so much positive feedback, we’re already beginning to plan for next year. We raised over $6,200 for Compassionate Care with our community leaders (posing as champagne servers), our models (from all over Shelby County), our featured businesses (Allison’s Custom Jewelry, Nitza’s of Lima, Roark Furs of Laura, and Urban Ava of Tipp City), our generous raffle prize donors, and


special guest, Cheryl McHenry from WHIOTV. Most of all, “Dressed to Thrill” would not have come to fruition without the overwhelming and heartfelt support of our many sponsors. We also appreciate the more than 200 guests whose enthusiasm underscored their concern and willingness to give to Compassionate Care of Shelby County. Your participation was rewarding and very much appreciated. Deborah Wolfinger, Chairwoman Ann Heeley, Secretary (and 10 committee members) Fundraising and Marketing Committee Compassionate Care of Shelby County


The Cherry Atop BY IRENE K. PALKO Oh, so smooth Oh, so cool Ice cream heaped in my dish My wish Creamy light, white Dark red cherries peeking through One placed atop To be savored for the

Last drop Around and around I go So slow … Savor the taste No waste Without warning A felon Swoops Scoops All gone What went wrong? The writer lives at 3003 Cisco Road.

like him we have much to be thankful for! Mark has received wonderful care thus far from the doctors and nurses at the hospital and rehab facility. Contrast this to the care offered in many third-world countries without the technology or facilities to offer any hope for improvement. Even a clean warm room with a bed and pillow is overlooked by most of us, not to mention a hot shower, plenty of good food and clean water to drink. I talked to a man last week from Uganda whose days start with a five-mile walk to a muddy stream where he and others gather and carry water back to his village and feel fortunate to have such. (After hearing his story I was a little more thankful when going to the faucet to get a drink of good, cold, Shelby County well water.) This man lives in a small building about 30 feet square with 21 orphans whom he and his wife care for. They have little in terms of modern conveniences, yet they are truly grateful for what they do have. Imagine having a serious health issue there; again we take so much for granted! I started numbering the blessings Mark has to be thankful for but soon realized I would be counting a long time if I attempted to list them all. One of the keys to finding joy in life seems to be connected to where we place our focus and trust. And while it’s easy to count some else’s blessings for them, I have resolved to stop overlooking so many of the wonderful things made available to me on a daily basis. Mark’s recent brush with death has reminded me that I need

to appreciate that the good days far outweigh the bad in life. I can’t wait to tell Mark what an encouragement he is to me and how he has taught me to be more thankful. Because of his trial, this will be a special year for me in terms of “Thanksgiving Day.” A recent correspondence indicated that Mark is making great progress in the nursing home and that despite the initial setback and obvious hurdles ahead, he is determined to recover. Accepting the situation was the first step in his recovery, attitude is very important. Though it will take a lot of work on his part, he states he will do whatever it takes to eventually regain full use of his left side. Somehow I believe he will do just that. I hope Mark will reflect on all the good things in life with a heart of thanksgiving while recovering, there he will find countless treasures that will help take the edge off climbing that mountain. The reward of climbing up to and standing on a mountain peak comes with a price and is appreciated much more by the climber than by those who have never climbed. Being thankful along the way begets a happy heart, something this old world seems to be on short supply of. Often life has a way of reminding us just how good we’ve had it, and though no one in their right mind would welcome trouble, it will eventually come to all of us in one form or another. We need to pause daily and be thankful for all the blessings in life. That is what “Thanksgiving Day” is really all about. The writer lives at 17987 Herring Road.

Fighting to keep seniors warm For more the tune of $15 than 30 years, million in Ohio the bipartisan alone. Low Income It’s time to Home Energy listen to and Assistance Prospeak out for gram (LIHEAP) the 426,410 has helped Ohioans who many Ohio sendon’t know how iors and famithey’re going to Brown lies — keep the heat reports especially those on this winter. with the lowest Sherrod Brown When elderly U.S. Senator incomes who and low-income pay a high proportion of Ohioans pay high heattheir income on home ing costs to keep their energy — keep warm in homes warm, they often the winter. cut back on other bills Yet, under a new pro- — like buying groceries posal in the House of or paying for medicine. Representatives, warmRecently, I visited weather states may re- with a constituent who ceive additional funds at lives in Cuyahoga the expense of cold County. The woman I weather states like met with — at her home Ohio. Seniors facing ris- — is in her 90s and reing home energy costs lies on LIHEAP funds to during Ohio’s cold win- help keep warm as the ters shouldn’t be forced temperature falls. I also to choose between heat- spoke with a senior citiing their homes and zen from Waterford who buying groceries. has a monthly income of A bill in the House about $694 and in the would slash vital energy winter spends a large resources for low-income portion of her income on and elderly Ohioans to heating. While the desend a large share of en- bate in Washington has ergy assistance rebeen focused on the sources to budget deficit, what prowarm-weather states grams we choose to cut like Florida and Arihave real-world consezona. By setting aside a quences. We cannot forbipartisan formula for get the challenges faced disbursing assistance by America’s seniors that’s been used for 30 and low-income, workyears, the House proing families. posal would result in The senior from colder-weather states Washington County said receiving less help — to she doesn’t know what

elderly Ohioans are going to do if this is cut. Further cuts to LIHEAP could result in Ohio seniors receiving smaller award amounts to help heat their homes this winter or denied assistance altogether. Hypothermia claimed the lives of hundreds of Ohioans over the past five years — and this was at a time when LIHEAP resources were more abundant. With heating oil prices expected to rise by 10 percent this winter, we have a responsibility to help keep Ohio families safe. Let’s make sure we don’t have to get to that point. That is why I led 33 of my Senate colleagues — both Republicans and Democrats — in writing to the Obama Administration in support of the rapid deployment of LIHEAP resources to the communities in cold, Midwestern and Northeastern states that need it most. As poverty rates increase, it becomes even more imperative that America acts to protect our values. In America, no senior should have to worry about freezing in their own home. A single, working parent shouldn’t have to choose between keeping the heat on and paying for food for her children.

Like most Americans, I care about the budget and the deficit. But we need to cut wasteful subsidies for Big Oil companies or extra tax breaks for giant corporations before cutting lifelines for Ohio seniors.



Where’s the smile? BY BETTY ALLEN Have you misplaced your smile? Has it been gone for quite awhile? We must think of thing to do, To bring your smile right back to you. Cuddly kittens may do the trick, With your nose down in their fur. Or, soft-as-cotton puppies, curled up quiet and demure. Does music make you warm inside, Make you tap your feet? Do you sing along, at times off key? While swaying along to the beat? Does a cooing baby with eyes shining bright, Make you think, make your heart light? There it is, I can see that grin, I knew we’d find your smile again. The writer lives at 611 S. Knoop-Johnston Road


Contact Fort Loramie reporter Tom Barnett with story ideas and press releases by phone at (937) 498-5961; email,; or by fax, (937) 498-5991.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Alcohol is very addictive DR. WALmany people are fatal industrial accidents, LACE: You unable to confine 69 percent of accidental keep telling their drinking to drownings, 83 percent of young your “moderate” lev- the fire fatalities and 70 that readers els. A regular percent of fatal falls are drinking alcohol drinker may be alcohol-related. Nonfatal is “evil.” If it is blissfully aware accidents of these sorts so evil, why that addiction are even more often alcodoes my mother has him in its hol-related. have an occa’Tween grip. He doesn’t Drinking plays a role sional glass of notice that he in robberies (72 percent), red wine with 12 & 20 has increased his rape (50 percent of ofdinner? Her alcohol intake fenders, 31 percent of Dr. Robert doctor recomand lost control victims), assaults (72 Wallace mended it a over his drinking percent of offenders, 79 year ago, and Mom fol- habit, even though it is percent of victims), and lowed doctor’s orders. painfully obvious to those homicides (86 percent of She says that the wine close to him. offenders, 40 to 60 perat dinnertime has done Allow me to inform cent of victims). Up to 83 wonders for her health. you of the downside of percent of offenders in I’d appreciate your com- drinking and the misery prison or jail have rements on this subject. — it creates for individuals, ported alcohol involveNameless, Seattle, Wash. families and communi- ment in their crimes. NAMELESS: I’m ties. The following is Over one-third of all aware that some doctors courtesy of the National suicides involve alcohol, endorse drinking red Institute on Alcohol and a disproportionately wine because doing so Abuse and Alcoholism: high number of people For photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Todd Acker can reduce a person’s risk At least half of all traf- with drinking problems of developing heart prob- fic fatalities and one-third commit suicide. Exceslems. When a doctor rec- of all traffic injuries are sive drinking has been ommends this preventive alcohol-related. Up to 59 implicated in child Jim “Basketball” Jones (left) looks on as Ed Seger, president of Shelby procedure, then the pa- percent of fatal crashes abuse, child molestation County Trustee Association, holds a spinning basketball atop a pen tient should follow doc- and 25 percent of nonfatal and marital violence. clenched in his teeth during the Shelby County Trustees and Fiscal Officers tor’s orders. However, the crashes involve drinking People working with batAssociation Annual Turkey Supper, held at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie vast majority of people drivers with a blood alco- tered women often enwho consume alcohol are hol level of .10 or higher. counter drinking Thursday. Jones was the event’s guest speaker. not doing it to improve Up to 37 percent of per- problems in the home. their health. Alcohol is a sons arrested for driving Space limits me from drug — a very addictive while intoxicated are presenting more negadrug. If a person becomes identified as alcoholics, tives about alcohol conaddicted to alcohol, the and 48 percent are identi- sumption, but I think The real estate transSecretary of Housing Orville L. and Eva M. person is addicted for life. fied as having serious you now know why I endrinking problems. courage young adults to fers listed below have and Urban Development Huffman to John W. There is no cure. The problem is that Up to 40 percent of stay alcohol-free, forever! been recorded at the of- to Teresa M. Rose, part Sargeant, trustee, secfice of Shelby County outlot 030, exempt. tion 23, parts northeast Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Denise M. Welch to 1/4 fractional section, Transfers listed also David E. Welch, part lot 55.919 and 28.684 acres, include tax-exempt prop- Park Addition, lot 1189, $423,025. BY FRANCIS DRAKE LEO (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) erty transfers in which exempt. Perry Township (July 23 to Aug. 22) Solitude in beautiful no dollar amount is Shyla L. Goffena to David J. and Lisa K. What kind of day will You feel unusually surroundings will please listed. Shelby County Cromes Investments Heitman to DL Heitman Auditor Denny York said LLC, part lot 36, Farm LLC, section 25, tomorrow be? To find out tenderhearted with chil- you today. Try to set the exemptions normally $45,000. part northeast 1/4 frac- what the stars say, read dren today. You also will aside at least 15 to 30 involve transactions Clinton Township tional section, 58 acres, the forecast given for enjoy the arts or ex- minutes just for yourself, your birth sign. pressing your own cre- to pull your act together within a family and John R. Beam, de- exempt. ative talents, if you get a in a gentle, calm way. therefore no public ceased, to Ethyl M. Turtle Creek Twp. AQUARIUS record of the dollar Beam, section 3, northDavid J. and Lisa K. For Thursday, Nov. chance. It’s a great day 24, 2011 for love and romance! (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) amount is recorded. west corner southeast Heitman to Heitman VIRGO Friendships are warm Port Jefferson 1/4, 266.5 feet-by-992.4 Farm LLC, section 2, ARIES (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) and pleasing today. In Messer Investment feet, exempt. west 1/2 northwest 1/4, (March 21 to April 19) Family relations are fact, you might be surCorp. to Steven T. MarRoger N. Snider, de- 71.50 acres, exempt. Because your appreci- pleasant and harmo- prised to discover how tin, lot 63, $5,000. ceased, to Dorothy J. Gavin A. and Tara L. Sidney Snider, Mires Subdivi- McDermit to Anna L. ation for beauty is so nious today. This is also much love there is Laura A. Ball, de- sion, part lots 14 and 15, Snider and David Nagel, heightened, give yourself a good day to buy some- around you. You see now ceased, to Kenneth exempt. Carey Subdivision, sec- a chance to enjoy beauti- thing beautiful for where that others truly care. PISCES Richard Ball, Thad MurLoramie Township tion 29, lot 8, $148,000. ful places. Visit muse- you live or for a family ums, art galleries, member. You’ll enjoy re- (Feb. 19 to March 20) ray Ball, Lee Alice David W. Seving to Washington Twp. Romance with someHeintz and Rececca Josh and Laura Deal, Brian L. and Karen S. libraries, architectural decorating your home. LIBRA one older, richer or more Maud Shepard, Burke section 28, part north- Cron to Karen S. Cron, buildings, parks and (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) established might begin Subdivision, lot 3265 east 1/4, 4.134 acres, section 23, west 1/2 pristine nature. TAURUS This is a wonderful today. There’s definitely and part lot 3266, ex- $41,000. southwest 1/4 undivided empt. Leon B and Janet M. 1/2 interest, 80 acres, (April 20 to May 20) day for writers, teachers an element of idealism You feel very sympa- and people who need to or hero worship inUS Bank NA, trustee, Ruhenkamp to Janet M. and part northwest 1/4 to Travis Brux, part out- Ruhenkamp, trustee, undivided 1/2 interest, thetic to others today. If use their imagination. volved. possible, you will even All your conversations YOU BORN TODAY lot 84, $65,000. section 15, west 1/2 40 acres, exempt. Kenneth R. Bartrug, northeast 1/4 undivided Brian L. and Karen S. use something you own with others will be pleas- You’re highly energetic, opinionated and pasdeceased, to Connie L. 1/2 interest, 46.066 Cron to Brian L. Cron, jointly with someone to ing and considerate. SCORPIO sionate about your be(Darnell) Bundy, Debra acres; (Cynthian Twp.) trustee, section 23, west help a third party. Ro(Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) liefs. You’re a people R. Strunk, Maurice K. section 35, part south- 1/2 southwest 1/4 undi- mance will be very sweet This is an excellent watcher and a shrewd Bartrug, Rickey A. east 1/4 undivided 1/2 vided 1/2 interest, 80 and tender. GEMINI day for business and observer about the Bartrug, Linda D. (Lam- interest, 110.973 acres, acres, and part northbert) Williamson Brenda and part northeast 1/4 west 1/4 undivided 1/2 (May 21 to June 20) commerce. Look for ways human condition. Very Relations with friends to boost your earnings. often, your vocation inL. Latimer and Robin R. undivided 1/2 interest, interest, 40 acres, exand close partners will Many of you will buy volves the observation of (Baker) Fosnight, part 33.405 acres; exempt. empt. Nevertheless, lot 278, Dixon’s Addition Leon B. and Janet M. Brian L. and Karen S. be warm and friendly something beautiful that others. Subdivision, undivided Ruhenkamp to Leon B. Cron to Karen S. Cron, today. It’s easy to estab- pleases you or a loved you yourself often are eccentric. You’re a loyal 1/7 interest, exempt. Ruhenkamp, trustee, trustee, section 23, west lish a mutually benefi- one. SAGITTARIUS friend, and you work David J. and Lisa K. section 15, west 1/2 1/2 southwest 1/4 undi- cial simpatico with (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) well with groups. In the Heiman to DLH Sidney I northeast 1/4 undivided vided 1/2 interest, 80 others. CANCER It’s so easy to be year ahead, you will LLC, part outlot 7, (Clin- 1/2 interest, 46.066 acres, and part northdiplomatic build or construct someton Twp.) section 24, acres; (Cynthian Twp.) west 1/4 undivided 1/2 (June 21 to July 22) charming, If you can help some- and pleasing to others thing that is important part northeast 1/4 and section 35, part south- interest, 40 acres, exone at work today, you today. “It’s in the stars!” to you. northwest 1/4, 1.478 east 1/4 undivided 1/2 empt. Birthdate of: Dale acres, exempt. interest, 110.973 acres, Ricky and Deborah will. It’s easy for you to Use this quality to your Wilma E. Carnes to and part northeast 1/4 Slough to Tammy Lyn sympathize with others advantage — make a Carnegie, author/motiSusan and Robert H. undivided 1/2 interest, Vernon, Smith Subdivi- and imagine what it’s great impression on oth- vator; Karine Vanasse, actress; Stephen MerClune, trustees, Charla 33.405 acres; exempt. sion, section 8, lot 317, like to walk a mile in ers. their wedges. CAPRICORN chant, comedian/writer. Heights Subdivision secOrange Township $200,000. tion 4, lot 4828, $116,500. Steven J. White and Let Heritage Manor help you Julie E. Allen to Federal return home! Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Green Tree Hills Subdivision, section 3, lot 3724, $54,675. 325 EAST SPRING ST., “The therapy and nursing staff were very Brian S. and Nicole nice and professional. The meals were ST. MARYS OH Wooddell to Melissa D. pretty good too!” and Zac E. Dierkes, 419.394.4424 Glenova Addition, lot Tom chose Heritage Manor to assist with his 1626, $93,500. rehabilitation so he could return home safely Judy K. Harvey, after his surgeries. Let Heritage Manor assist trustee, to Jame R. and you after your hospital stay so you too can Judy K. Harvey, Plum return home! Ridge Development Phase 8, lot 6847, exempt. Federal Home Loan EWIDE Mortgage Corp. to Jay R. OFF STOR Make Heritage Manor your choice for: Higgins, Highland TerShort Term Rehab race Addition, lot 1763, Regular Sizes and Big & Tall Sizes Long Term Care $21,500. 24 N. Hamilton Street Marilyn J. Drees esPost-Surgical / Hospital Care Alterations Extra... All Sales Final Minster, Ohio tate to Calvin B. Parks, Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care 419-628-2396 Mon - Thurs 10-8, Tues, Wed, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-4 two parts outlot 007, Outpatient Rehab $45,000. 2237868

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Local Peebles shoppers help New Vision named raise $375K for military families to HomeCare Elite president and CEO of Stage Stores Inc., to Jim Knotts, CEO of Operation Homefront at one of the company’s stores in San Antonio, Texas, where Operation Homefront has its headquarters. “In every hometown across our nation, we each know a family member or neighbor who is serving our country in the military. Our customers have been strong supporters of this initiative from the beginning, and we want to thank them for their generosity,” said Hall. “Operation Homefront is a vital asset to our military community and we’re

proud to partner with them to support our veterans around the country.” As a tribute to veterans around the nation, the department store chain recognized two U.S. veterans, selected from nominations submitted by store associates around the country, to honor their military and community service. Robin Greer, a veteran of the U.S. Navy from Granbury, Texas, and Derek Mayes, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from Indianapolis, Ind., were surprised with a trip to San Antonio to attend the presentation and enjoy a weekend with

their families, courtesy of Stage Stores. Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization that provides military families with aid in the form of grocery store gift cards, short-term transitional living at Operation Homefront villages, donated vehicles for those who can’t afford one, and physical and emotional support for wounded soldiers and their families. Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront has 24 chapters throughout the US. More about the organization and its services is found at the website

Midwest Electric members donate to local charities Members of Midwest Electric recently donated $13,540 to 13 West Central Ohio charities and community projects through the cooperative’s Community Connection Fund. Since the program began in 1998, the Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund has provided $673,393 to 485 area projects. The recent fund recipients include the following: • New Bremen New Knoxville Rotary Club, $2,500 toward the construction of the Sunshine Playground, for handicapped youth and family. • St. Henry Volunteer Fire Department, $1,665

to buy firefighter gear. • Auglaize County Council on Aging, $1,500 to buy weather alert radios and carbon monoxide detectors for area elderly. • Riverside Art Center, Wapakoneta, $1,125 to buy projector equipment and a sound system. • Van Wert County Council on Aging, $1,000 to buy fuel to transport clients to and from medical appointments. • Safe Harbor Homeless and Runaway Shelter, $1,000 to buy a commercial-grade freezer and upgrade the food storage area. • Spencerville Strength & Training Facility, $1,000 towards the

construction of the new building. • Spencerville Area Veterans Park Commission, $1,000 towards the development of the new Veterans Park. • Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, $1,000 to buy new AED (defibrillator) units. • Auglaize County Service Educational Center, $1,000 to buy an iPad for speech therapy and education purposes. • Columbus Grove Band Boosters, $250 to help buy new uniforms. • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, Van Wert counties, $250 for new computer software. • Operation New Knoxville Cares, $250 to

help send care boxes to overseas military personnel. The Midwest Electric Community Connection Fund is a voluntary charitable program. Parmembers’ ticipating monthly electric bills are rounded up to the next dollar, with the additional pennies deposited in the fund. A board of trustees, composed of cooperative members and separate from the Midwest Electric Board of Trustees, oversees the application and allocation process. Individuals or organizations can obtain an application by contacting Midwest Electric, at (419) 394-4110 or (800) 962-3830.

Gates testifies in $1B lawsuit against Microsoft “They were no longer doing the word processors that get all the news,” he said of Novell. Novell argues that Gates ordered Microsoft

engineers to reject WordPerfect as a Windows 95 word processing application because he feared it was too good. WordPerfect once had nearly 50 percent of the

market for computer writing programs, but its share quickly plummeted to less than 10 percent as Microsoft’s own office programs took hold.

tients with the best possible care while managing their business efficiently and effectively. This year, we updated our methodology to reflect industry focus, and, based on this rigorous analysis, we congratulate New Vision Nursing and Home Care LLC on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.” New Vision Nursing and Home Care owner Teresa Doseck, R.N., credits the “incredible commitment from the staff and our continued effort to always put the patient’s needs first” for the company’s ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. New Vision Nursing and Home Care LLC is the only Medicare-certified home health agency in the region to receive this designation.

Stocks slide as govt. lowers growth estimate BY MATTHEW CRAFT Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A downward revision of U.S. economic growth in the third quarter sent stocks lower Tuesday. Higher borrowing costs for Spain also renewed worries about Europe’s debt crisis. The Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy grew at a 2 percent annual rate from July through September, down from its initial estimate of 2.5 percent. Economists had expected the figure to remain the same. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 53.59

points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 11,493.72. Aluminum maker Alcoa Inc. led the Dow lower. The Dow had been down as many as 113 points shortly before noon. The Dow plunged 249 points Monday as a congressional committee failed to reach a deal to cut budget deficits. The deadlock raised fears that rating agencies might lower the U.S. government’s credit rating if Congress tries to circumvent the automatic spending cuts that are supposed to occur in the event of an impasse. Some Republicans have said they would try to block cuts to defense spending.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bill Gates wanted the top word processor on the market to be included in Windows 95, and by 1994, that just happened to be his own Word program, the Microsoft Corp. cofounder testified Monday in a $1 billion antitrust lawsuit filed by the creator of then-rival WordPerfect. “It was a real milestone,” he said of the shift in popularity. Gates, wearing a gray suit and a yellow tie, was the first witness to testify Monday as Microsoft lawyers presented their case in the trial that’s been ongoing in federal court in Salt Lake City for about a month. Utah-based Novell Inc. sued Microsoft in 2004, claiming the Redmond, Wash., company violated U.S. antitrust laws through its arrangements with other software makers when it launched Windows 95. Novell says it was later forced to sell WordPerfect for a $1.2 billion loss. Novell is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Attachmate Group, the result of a merger that was completed earlier this year. Gates said Novell just couldn’t deliver a Windows 95-compatible WordPerfect program in time for its rollout, and its own Word program was actually better. He said that by 1994, Microsoft’s Word writing program was ranked No. 1 in the market above WordPerfect. Gates called it “an important win.”

WAPAKONETA — New Vision Nursing and Home Care LLC has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation and financial performance. “It is increasingly challenging to manage the cost/quality equation,” said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS and My Innerview. “The 2011 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing pa-


HOUSTON, Texas — This year’s Veteran’s Day was celebrated in a special way as Peebles parent company, Stage Stores Inc., donated $375,000 to Operation Homefront, a national organization that provides emergency financial assistance and other vital support services to the families of U.S. soldiers. The donation came from the sale of patriotic-themed, reusable shopping totes and was made possible in part by the support from local Peebles customers who purchased the tote. The check was presented by Andy Hall,

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CARGILL EMPLOYEE Chad Evans cuts some of the brush at Brookside Park on Make a Difference Day. Watching in the background is Deb Driskell.

Cargill employees volunteer to Make a Difference trimmed back limbs and cleared the honeysuckle growing in the trails. “The yearly maintenance that Cargill employees provide is a big help to the parks department and is appreciated by the citizens of Sidney,” Gaier said. A favorite among the Cargill Cares team was volunteering at the Sidney Children’s Learning Centers. Among other activities, volunteers helped with art projects and were involved in the nursery. “I was amazed by the level of organization the teachers have in leading the children in activities and the positive encouragement they provided,” said Dave Bennett of Cargill. Another event for the day was continuing the tradition of maintaining Cargill’s section of Ohio 47 for the Adopt-aprogram. Highway Cargill volunteers pick up trash along their section of the highway four times

a year. Cargill volunteers also helped with a project for Elizabeth’s New Life Center creating informational pregnancy packets for expecting mothers with care information for the newborn. The Center is a volunteer ministry to help pregnant women in the area. The Center provides a network of services, including multiple women’s center sites, prenatal care, youth development, and marriage enrichment programs. Cargill Sidney is an integrated soybean processing facility, processing raw soybeans into livestock feeds and crude soybean oil which is further refined and processed into food ingredients and products. With 370 employees in Sidney, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. For more information visit

GOBA tour route announced Julie Van Winkle, Director of the 24th annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA), announced today that the 2012 tour, June 16-23, will feature a route in southern Ohio. The expected 3,000 riders will start gathering for the tour on June 16 at the Highland County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro. They will begin cycling on June 17, covering an average of 50 miles per day,

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Forty Cargill, Sidney employees and family members participated in this year’s Make a Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of community service. Volunteers logged nearly 70 hours of service and participated in six different projects. The Cargill Cares teams helped clear and clean the Brookside and Canal Feeder trails, participated in activities at the North and South Learning Centers, cleaned up trash along the highway and assembled informational pregnancy packets at Elizabeth’s New Life Center. Cargill has been heavily involved in the creation and maintenance of the Brookside and Canal Feeder trails, dating back to 2008. Several times a year Cargill volunteers work with Sidney Parks Director Duane Gaier to clean the trails and help with work at other parks in the city. On Make a Difference Day volunteers

lifted from the shoulders of the one left behind is a priceless gift.” It’s easy to support the SnowCare for Troops program by: • Offering free snow removal services throughout the winter to one or two families in your community; • Loaning snow removal equipment to volunteers or groups; • Donating money, transportation or gas cards to offset snow removal and maintenance costs; and • Referring friends and/or military families to sign up for the program. SnowCare for Troops is open to anyone with a plow or other snow removal equipment who wants to lend a neighborly hand. “The response to SnowCare for Troops from caring community members and military families has been tremendous,” said Mark Klossner, marketing director for THE BOSS Snowplow. To learn more about how to support SnowCare for Troops, visit or


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IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. — Looking for a way to help out in the community this winter? Join Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops, a non-profit program entering its second year that matches volunteers with military families serving overseas to provide free snow removal services. SnowCare for Troops is underwritten by THE BOSS Snowplow. Following a successful launch last year, Project EverGreen hopes to double participation in SnowCare for Troops during the 2011-12 snow season. Nearly 1,000 volunteers have already joined clearing snow from driveways and sidewalks for military families with a spouse or family member serving in the armed forces. “SnowCare for Troops got off to a roaring start and we’d like to thank BOSS Snowplow for their generous funding support,” said Project EverGreen Executive Director Cindy Code. “Growing demand from local military families means many more volunteers are needed. When a loved one is serving away from home, having the added burden of snow removal


Students attend SkillsUSA conference More than 1000 students and advisors descended on the Hyatt Regency in Columbus for the SkillsUSA Ohio State Fall Leadership Conference on Nov. 3-4. Representing more than 60 schools, these students received the necessary training to lead their local chapter of SkillsUSA for the year. In addition to an opening general session, students attended a series of breakouts including chapter leadership, problem solving, goal setting, delegate training, and officer candidacy training. While the students were in training, Advisers received industry and association updates. Upper Valley Career Center was represented by seven regional officer candidates, five local officer candidates, six senior officers and 14 delegates. On Friday morning 42 regional officers were elected. These individuals will represent Ohio at the Regional Officer Training Institute in Leesburg, Va. Those regional candidates were Ashley Coe, Jackson Center High School, Sharice Hibbler, Troy High School; Heidi Knight, Newton High School; Natashsa Starr Osborne, Anna High School; Oliver Walters, Piqua High School; Lyndsey Coverstone, Fort Loramie High School; and Victoria Long, Fort Loramie High School. Local officer candidates were Seth Clark, Houston High School; Sierra Branscum, Troy High School; Gidean Winter, Troy High School; Lindsey Rose, Bradford High School; and Sam Schulze, Fort Loramie High School. Senior officers attending the conference were Travis Wackler, Troy High School; Zeek Alexander, Anna High School; Noah Clark, Houston High School; Kendra Arnett, Piqua; Liana Deeter, Troy High School; and Keelin Walsh, Troy High School. Delegates were Tim Burch, Jackson Center High School ; Nick Antonides, Troy High School; Kristina Frey, Piqua High School; Emily Grapes, Troy High School; Derek Aikin, Jackson Center High School ; Andrew Luthman, Piqua High School ; Josh Van Skoyck, Piqua High School; Justin Peyton, Piqua High School; Tyler Lane, Covington High School; Brett Langenkamp, Fort Loramie High School; Zack Ruark, Jackson Center High School ; Aaron Oaks, Newton High School; Cystal Davis, Sidney High School; and Leah Vangorden, Piqua High School. SkillsUSA advisers for the Career Center are Denny Dykstra, Dayton; Deb LuEllen, Sidney; Megan Flannery, Englewood; and Supervisor Terry Krogman, Covington. SkillsUSA Ohio provides its 30,415 CareerTechnical education members the opportunity to participate in local, regional, state, and national competitive events, run for elective officers and participate in leadership training. It also encourages students to give back to the community through various community services activities. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The organization helps each student excel.

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Unemployment rates in Shelby and surrounding counties Oct. 2011 Shelby . . . 8.6 Allen . . . . 9.2 Auglaize . 7.4 Champaign 8.8 Darke . . . 8.4 Logan . . . 8.8 Mercer . . 5.7 Miami . . . 8.1

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but 20 years ago what was taught at first grade has now been moved to kindergarten.” Board member Bill Ankney agreed that having this program would be beneficial but questioned any additional cost the district may incur by having all-day kindergarten because of recent allowances from the teachers union. “One hundred percent of the funding for all-day kindergarten will come from administrative cuts,” said Scheu. “What we’re going to be able to do is offer a quality all-day kindergarten program and not have to go back to the voters for additional money and I think that is significant.” Scheu also said he and Jerry Harmon went through furniture at Central Elementary School and found ample seating and tables for the use in additional kindergarten rooms. Half-day kindergarten will still be an option for parents next year. The board also accepted the resignation of Harmon as project coordinator/director of business operations effective Dec. 31. The board and Scheu thanked Harmon for his services to the district. After approving Harmon’s resignation, Mark Barhorst was reassigned to the position of director of business services effective Jan. 1 at a salary of $90,027. The reassignment of Barhorst to director of business services is in addition to the position he already holds as technology coordinator and transportation supervisor. Likewise, Scheu will be assuming the duties of the personnel director in addition to his role as superintendent. In the last 10 years, there were six individuals who held the following full-time jobs: maintenance supervisor, buildings and grounds supervisor, technology coordinator, personnel direct o r / a s s i s t a n t


superintendent, superintendent and transportation supervisor. Over the years, these positions have been combined or absorbed by current staff in an effort to save the district money while also reducing the number of administrators in the district. Beginning in January, Scheu will be both the district’s personnel director and superintendent. Barhorst will oversee maintenance, buildings and grounds, technology and transportation. What this means is that six formerly full-time positions have been absorbed into two full-time current staff members. The board also: • Accepted donations valued at $9,000 from Roger Aschenbach and Joe Sturm for the SHS girls softball bleachers. • Approved an extended, unpaid medical leave of absence for Gloria Watercutter, cook, through the end of the 2011-12 school year. • Approved the employment of Beth Abbott, Emily Church, Sharon Davis and Jodi Haerr on one-year, limited, asneeded contracts as home instruction tutors at the rate of $23.55 an hour. • Approved the employment of Charles Hoying, auxiliary services guidance counselor, on a one-year, limited, supplemental contract for 20 days extended time. • Approved the employment of Melissa Ratliff, Kristin Steffel and Amy Woehrmeyer on oneyear, limited, as-needed contracts as substitute teachers at a rate of $87.53 per day. • Approved the employment of Rebecca LeMaster and Jamie Whited on one-year, limited, as-needed contracts

as substitute aides at $10.22 per hour. • Approved Shelley Fogt and Stacey Goffena as girls basketball volunteer coaches. • Approved the transfer of funds of $179,337.50 from the general fund to the bond retirement fund for payments made for the BOE building notes and HB264 notes. • Approved the amended appropriations of $2,317.05 for Title II-D funds and $34,080.53 for State Fiscal Stabilization Funds. • Heard the second reading and adopted new/revised policies, including administrationnondiscrimination based on genetic information of the employee, sick leave, physical examination, unrequested leaves of absence/fitness for duty and section 504/ADA prohibition against disability discrimination in employment; program-section 504/ADA prohibition against discrimination based on disability; professional staff-nondiscrimination based on genetic information of the employee, section 504/ADA prohibition against disability discrimination in employment, physical examination, unrequested leaves of absence/fitness for duty and sick leave; classified staff-nondiscrimination based on genetic information of the employee, section 504/ADA prohibition against disability discrimination in employment, physical examination, unrequested leaves of absence/fitness of duty and sick leave; students-school choice options provided by the No Child Left Behind Act and waiver of school fees for instructional materials; operations-wellness; and relations-public attendance at school events.

“displayed what he (Schlagetter) interpreted as a handgun” and took cash from the victim. “The guy in the vehicle acted like he knew Aaron,” Tangeman said. Schlagetter could not describe the suspect, other than to say that his face was covered. “The victim couldn’t advise for sure if there was anyone else in the vehicle or not,” Tangeman said. In the second incident, a Sidney woman was at the Sidney Daily News, 1451 N. Vandemark Road, when a suspect allegedly confronted her as she got out of her car to come into the news office. According to Tangeman, the suspect allegedly shoved the woman against her car after engaging her in a brief conversation. The woman reportedly pushed a panic button for her vehicle, setting off an alarm that scared away the suspect. The suspect reportedly ran toward businesses located near the news office. The woman described the suspect as wearing a black pullover hoodie with an unknown design on it, jeans and is described as 6 feet tall with a thin build. He is reportedly a white male. Gessler said the incidents are “definitely not” related and said investigation into the incidents is continuing. “We’ve had three reported incidents in a short period of time. That’s very uncommon for Sidney,” Gessler said. However, he noted, that does not indicate a trend toward more crime. “I wouldn’t say that’s a reason for alarm.” The third incident involved an armed robbery at the Gas America on St. Marys Avenue Friday. Two suspects, Nathan Demarcus, 23, 816 St. Marys Ave., and Devin S. Napier, 18, 733 W. North St., were arrested. Tangeman said police are seeking information on both of these incidents and are asking the public to contact them with any information at 498-2351. Local residents are asked to contact a detective during the day or an on duty officer in the evening.

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MONDAY -9:13 a.m.: contempt. Sidney Police arrested Brandon T. Johnson, 28, of Piqua, on a charge of contempt. SUNDAY -12:10 a.m.: disorderly conduct. Police arrested Ronald Packer, 43, on a charge of disorderly conduct. SATURDAY -4:49 p.m.: contempt. Police arrested Joshua King, 30, on a charge of contempt. a.m.: con-8:57 tempt. Police arrested Isaac Kennedy, 18, 204 W. South St., on a charge of contempt.

medical call in the 2400 block of Wapakoneta Avenue. -11:03 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of East North Street on a medical call. -8:59 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 900 block of Michigan Street on a medical call. -8:24 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 2500 block of North Kuther Road. -6:28 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 2400 block of Collins Street. SUNDAY -11:08 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 800 block of Country Side Street on a medical call. -6:58 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 800 block of Arrowhead Drive on a medical call. -3:25 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 100 block of Mound Street. -2:53 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 2500 block of Michigan Street on a medical call. -2:18 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of Cherokee Drive on a medical call. -1:58 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 600 block of East Avenue on a medical call. -1:27 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 700 block of South Main Avenue on a medical call. -10:59 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 300 block of East North Street. -8:40 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 2500 block of North Kuther Road.

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down from 9.1 percent from September. Ohio’s nonfarm wage and salary employment decreased 600 over the month, from the revised 5,109,500 in September to 5,108,900 in October. The number of workers unemployed in Ohio in October was 526,000, down from 534,000 in September. Among the state’s 88 counties, the October unemployment rates ranged from a low of 5.4 percent in Geauga County to a high of 15 percent in Pike County. Rates decreased in 38 of the 88 counties. October jobless rate statistics for surrounding counties compared to the previous month’s statistics is as follows: Allen County remained the same at 9.2 percent; Auglaize County increased from 7.2 percent to 7.4 percent; Champaign dropped from 8.9 percent to 8.8 percent; Darke County increased from

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TODAY IN HISTORY HOROSCOPE Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 Today is Wednesday, 23, could put youNov. in a forCircumstances tuitous position the year ahead, the 327th day ofin2011. There are when something others days left in the will pro38 you with an opportunity to vide Today’s Highlight in Hisachieve what you’d like to accomplish. tory: Your best efforts are likely to be reOn Nov. 23, 1936,it.Life, the quired, but it’ll be worth photojournalism magazine cre22) — This SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. can beby a good day when it comes to Henry R. Luce, was ated somepublished. kind of personal achievement first forOn which you’re striving. You’re likely this date: to get the break you’ve been looking ■ In 1765, Frederick County for. inSAGITTARIUS Maryland became the21) first (Nov. 23-Dec. — colonial repudiate the certain toprospects appear Even if entity fuzzy, continue be hopeful. Positive British StamptoAct. aspects working behind the ■ In are 1804, the 14th presiyou achieve your scenes,ofhelping dent the United States, aims. Franklin Pierce), was born in CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Hillsboro, N.H. a friend is in a poLucky you, because ■ In the jukebox sition to 1889, help you pullfirst off something that you’ve long been for. If made its debut inworking San Franthe required you keep cisco, at the Palais secrecy, Royaleyou’ll Sabe able to profit handsomely. loon. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — The ■ In 1903, Enrico Caruso present aspects under which you’re made his debut at working willAmerican produce exactly what the Metropolitan Opera House you’re hoping to accomplish. Thus, commitment make will beneinanyNew York,youappearing in fit everybody involved. “Rigoletto.” PISCES 20-March 20) — Watch ■ In(Feb. 1910, American-born for an unusual opportunity that could physician Hawley Harvey Cripenable you to strengthen your posipen was hanged at Pentonville tion in a joint endeavor. The other Prison London forasmurdering partiesincould profit well, but chances you’ll (Crippen’s do better. his wife,areCora. misARIES (March 19) — Check tress, Ethel Le21-April Neve,was acquitwith to see if anybody ted in friends a separate trial of beinghas an some good ideas for fun activities. An accessory.) excellent suggestion might come from In one 1943, the■quiet in theduring group. World War II, U.S. conTAURUS (Aprilforces 20-Mayseized 20) — Favorable conditions are moving your ditrol of Tarawa and inMakin rection, which could have an effect atolls from the Japanese. upon finances even your ■ your In work, 1959, theor musical leisure hours. It seems that when one “Fiorello!,” starring Tom Bosley thing goes right, everything else does as New York Mayor as legendary well. Fiorello on GEMINI LaGuardia, (May 21-June opened 20) — Concentrate on matters that require eiBroadway. ther verbal or written commitment. ■ aIn 1971, the People’s ReIf you’ve a promise of some public of made China was seated in kind, be sure to follow through on the U.N. Security Council. what you pledged to do. ■ In 1980, peoCANCER (June some 21-July2,600 22) — Keep ple were killed series of all your avenues for by gainaopen, so that you’ll be able that to act devastated immediately earthquakes when theyItaly. give off positive signals. southern You profitafrom more than one ■ could In 1996, commandeered source. Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Something crashed into the water off your the constructive can be done to uplift Comoros Islands, 125 of financial position, so killing take advantage of any you on get board, for gain, inno the 175chance people matter how is. Lady Luck is cluding all small threeithijackers. in ■ your corner rightago: now. The U.N. Ten years VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You’ll be war crimes tribunal said it at your best when it comes to anywould try former Yugoslav thing that has to do with profit. SomePresident Slobodan Milosevic thing financially constructive can be advanced. for genocide in Bosnia, linking LIBRA 23-Oct.time 23) —inNews is him for(Sept. the first court your way that will encourage tocoming the murders of thousands of you to revive a social endeavor on non-Serbs and the displacewhich you worked hard and long, but ment ofon. a quarter million ifpeogave up It can be successful you ple. (Milosevic in March do now as you firstdied planned. COPYRIGHT United was Feature 2006 while 2011 his trial in Syndicate, Inc. progress.)



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Nov. 23, 1911 The first regular meeting of the Young Men’s Unity Club was held last evening in their club room on the third floor of the Metcalf Bulding on North Ohio Avenue. Charter members of the club are: Carl Sollenberger, William Lamb, Fred Prudent, Robert Martin, Carol Clark, Albert Lonsbury, Kerr Fulton, Harvey Hoewischer, Ralph Kiser, Clifford Mann, Herman Schlagetter, and Robert Cunningham. Officers elected are: Robert Cunningham, president, Robert Martin, vice president; William Lamb, secretary and Ralph Kiser, treasurer. ––––– The young men of the Baptist church met at the church last evening to complete their organization. Officers elected include: Raymond Smart, president; John Kiser, vice president; Oliver Dill, secretary and Albert Lonsbury, treasurer. Members of the executive committee are: Smart, Dill, Damon Quinn, Gerald Minton and John Smoot.



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Nov. 23, 1936 Thirty-eight young ladies from Sidney will participate in the merchants’ beauty parade to be held next week at the high school auditorium under the sponsorship of the Business Girls Association. ––––– Dr. and Mrs. Harry F. Ratermann and family have moved from South Ohio Avenue to the Hubbell residence at 235 S. Main Ave., which was formerly occupied by the Dearth residence and funeral home. Dr. Ratermann will have his offices in the home.

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Nov. 23, 1961 Flinn W. Rickey, 70, 209 Piper St., former registered pharmacist with the Briggs Drug Store, died Friday at 2:10 p.m. in the Wilson Memorial Hospi888-PN-FACTS or on tal. the Internet at Mr. Rickey was ated with the Briggs Drug You’ll find the association a good friend that can keep you abreast of new developments and supply you with information on the latest treatments for this common affliction.

Neuropathy common ailment DEAR DR. and painful feelDONOHUE: I ings. A third have neuropathy nerve group in my feet, and it takes care of inhurts real bad. It voluntary funcburns and tions like stings. I went to breathing and the doctors’ heart beating. clinic. They did Those are the not know what To your a u t o n o m i c to do for it. I nerves. All three good hope you can kinds of nerves health can be involved help me. — S.R. A N S W E R : Dr. Paul G. with neuropathy. “Neuropathy” Your neuropathy Donohue simply means comes from a “nerve disorder.” Some disruption of sensory nerves are motor nerves. nerves, ones that bring What causes neumessages from the brain ropathy? Vitamin B-12 so we can move about deficiency, copper defiand use our arms and ciency, liver disease, hands. Other nerves are lupus and many inhersensory nerves. They ited illnesses are some of bring to the brain all the causes. By far, the our sensations — heat, leading cause is diacold, the touch of a hand betes. If a cause can be

found, treatment involves eliminating it. The sad truth is that frequently, a cause cannot be found. Even in the circumstance where a definite cause cannot be unearthed, treatments do exist. Amitriptyline, Neurontin, Lyrica and Cymbalta are oral medicines that have helped many with sensory neuropathy. A Lidoderm patch, an adhesive patch placed over the painful area, often controls neuropathic pain. Capsaicin cream is another product applied to the skin where the pain is felt. It, too, has minimized pain for many. Get in touch with The Neuropathy Association at its toll-free number,

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Store as a registered pharmacist for 50 years and in recent years had managed the store until his health failed. ––––– Top award in the building fund campaign of the Sidney Chapter No. 48 of the Disabled American Veterans went to Mrs. R.H. Renner, R.R. 1, Minster. Selection of the awards was made Friday evening at the Murphy Store on the north side of the public square by members of the Sidney Police Department. The campaign was conducted by the organization to obtain additional funds for the construction of its new home to be located on the Studevant Pike near the northwest edge of Sidney.

25 years Nov. 23, 1986 The United Way campaign drive was once again a success. Judy Wagner, the long time director of the vibrant organization, was ecstatic. “This is the 13th consecutive year we have reached or exceeded the campaign goal,” she stated. F.C. “Eric” Smith was the very pleased campaign chairman. “We are thrilled to raise over $580,000,” he commented. ––––– The Down Retail Business Association, or DRBA, will be headed by Cindy Stangel. She is associated with the S&E Typewriter business in Sidney. The first vicechair will be Dave Fultz of Sidney Century Hardware. The second vicechair will be Carol Lawrence of Sidney Camera. Debbie Losh is in charge of the Winter Wonderland Parade.

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Couple considering sex must first explore their feelings DEAR ABBY: I’m a DEAR NEEDS freshman in college TO KNOW: You and and have the sweetest your boyfriend are boyfriend in the world. normal, healthy We’ve always been young adults. If this close and trusted each is the first time you other, never pushing and a young man the other too far. I alhave gotten “a little ways thought it was inheavy,” then it’s not nocent and safe. surprising that you Dear Last weekend, felt conflicted, deAbby though, things got a litpending upon how Abigail tle heavy between us. you were raised to We stopped before any- Van Buren think about premarithing happened, but I tal relations. felt dirty afterward. As I However, because you have thought about it, I realized now progressed to the point of that, to me, it had seemed OK physical intimacy, it is importhat our relationship was tant that you and your starting to take a more inti- boyfriend talk about last mate turn. weekend and what may hapIs it wrong for me to think pen in the future. Share your this way? I don’t know how to feelings and ask how HE feels bring up the “sex talk” with about what happened and him without seeming desper- what he would like to happen ate or like I’m rushing things. going forward. That’s not desWhat should I do? — NEEDS perate or rushing things — TO KNOW IN VIRGINIA that is communication. True

intimacy involves the mutual DEAR TROUBLED sharing of thoughts and feel- HUSBAND: If your marriage ings in a relationship. is on such thin ice that you need a lie detector test to deDEAR ABBY: A few weeks termine if your wife is telling ago, my wife returned from a the truth, you may need the business meeting out of town. services of a family law speAfter unpacking, she took a cialist. bath. I happened into the You asked my opinion, and bathroom just as she finished here it is: From my perspecdrying off. When she saw me, tive, you and your wife could she grabbed a towel and held benefit more from some truth it over her shoulder and sessions with a marriage breast, but not before I spot- counselor than with a polyted a hickey and bruise on her graph examiner. However, one chest. way to find a polygraph exWhen I asked her about aminer would be to Google the hickey, she said she had “polygraph examiners in no idea what had caused it. Texas.” After that, she refused to disAnother would be to concuss the matter. The hickey sult an attorney about a refaded and disappeared after ferral. two or three weeks. Yesterday she agreed to And now, Dear Readers, take a polygraph test, but how allow me to again share the do we go about arranging one? traditional Thanksgiving Your thoughts? — TROU- Prayer that was penned by BLED HUSBAND IN TEXAS my dear mother, Pauline

Phillips. No Thanksgiving would be complete for me without it: Oh, Heavenly Father, We thank Thee for food and remember the hungry. We thank Thee for health and remember the sick. We thank Thee for freedom and remember the enslaved. May these remembrances stir us to service, That Thy gifts to us may be used for others. Amen. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, everyone! — Love, ABBY 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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OSU looks north to ease pain BY JIM NAVEAU COLUMBUS — It might seem that Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins would have more incentive to play against Michigan this Saturday than most of his teammates, but he says it’s not so. Hankins, a 6-3, 335-pound sophomore, played at Detroit Southeastern High School, around 40 minutes from Michigan Stadium, but never attracted serious recruiting attention from Michigan until late in his senior season at Southeastern. He eventually got an offer from former Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez but turned it down to go to OSU. There are no hard feelings, Hankins says. "I’m happy here so I can’t be mad about it," he said after a 20-14 Ohio State loss to Penn State on Saturday. "They came to me at the end of my senior year and offered me a scholarship. But by that time I was committed to Ohio State, my mind was made up." Revenge might not be on Hankins’ mind, but redemption appears to be a huge motivator for him and his teammates, heading into the Michigan game this Saturday in Ann Arbor. Ohio State (6-5, 3-4 Big Ten) has won 10 games or more eight of the nine seasons before this one and has won at least a share of the Big Ten football championship six years in a row. After going to BCS bowls eight of the last nine seasons, the Buckeyes’ bowl destination will be considerably less glitzy this time around. So, beating Michigan (9-2, 5-2 Big Ten), as they have done every year since a 3521 loss in 2003, can be the great healer, OSU’s players say. "At a place like this in a bad season, throw it out the window because you’ve got Michigan and people forgive you for some of that (if you beat Michigan). That’s how I’m looking at it. Let’s get this one," center Michael Brewster said. Running back Dan Herron said, "If we get that win up there, we can change a lot of things." Hankins said, "We’ve got to put this game behind us and focus on Michigan now. I don’t think it’s going to be too hard. It’s a tough loss but we’ve got the last game of the year against Michigan and we’re going to buckle down and get ready." Michigan tormented Ohio State during John Cooper’s 13 seasons as the Buckeyes’ coach. Even casual fans could identify 2-10-1 as the former OSU coach’s record against the Buckeyes’ biggest rival. But the rivalry took an abrupt turn in a different direction in Jim Tressel’s 10 seasons as OSU’s coach when the Buckeyes were 9-1 against the Wolverines, including seven wins in a row since Michigan’s last win in 2003 in Michigan Stadium.

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Three earn All-Ohio honors T h r e e county soccer standouts have earned All-Ohio recognition, it was announced recently. Botkins’ goal-scoring Zimpfer phenom Ethan Zimpfer, who led the area in scoring this season, was named to the boys Division III second team. Sidney sweeper Abigail Eppley was named to the girls Division I second team, and Lehman midfielder Katie Catanzarite was named to the Division III second team. All three are seniors. In addition, the Miami Valley Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association recently released its Al-Area teams for this season, and the county was wellrepresented. Eppley was named to the D-I girls team as a defender, and Catanzarite to the D-III team as a midfielder. In addition, Anna senior Morgan Huelskamp was named to the D-III team as a defender. Tony Schroeder was named to Co-Parochial Coach of the Year. He’s an assistant coach at Lehman. In the All-Area North voting, there were four Sidney boys named to the team. Junior midfielder Dustin Lorenzo was named to the first team, senior midfielder



Adam Boyd was named to the second team, and senior goalie Blair Wilson and senior forward Chris Farrell were named to the third team. In the All-Area East voting, Lehman’s Zach Taylor, a junior defender, was named to the first team, and teammate Matt Ulrich, a seior midfielder, was named to the second team. Senior goalie Nick Earhart and sophomore forward Noah Dunn were named to the third team In the D-I All-Area North girls voting, Eppley was a first-team selectionalong with sophomore forward Mogan Knasel, also from Sidney. Named to the second team were junior forward Monique Hanayik and senior goalie Carolyn Van Matre. And named to the third team was senior midfielder Taylor Rickert. In D-III North voting, Catanzarite, Huelskamp and Anna junior defender Erica Huber were named to the first team. Second-team picks included Lehman senior forward Abby Ciriegio and Anna

junior Kayla Blankenship, a midfielder. And named to the third team were Annafreshman mid Cayla Bensman, Anna senior goalie Ashley Aselage, Anna senior forward Kyleigh Overbey, Lehman junior mid Sarah Titterington, and Lehman sophbomore defenders Jordi Emrick and Karly Baird. Schroeder was named the North Assistant Coach of the Year. Postseason soccer honors ALL-OHIO Division III Boys: Ethan Zimpfer, Botkins, second team. Division I Girls: Abigail Eppley, Sidney, second team. Division III Girls: Katie Catanzarite, Lehman, second team. —— ALL-AREA Girls Division I: Abigail Eppley, Sidney, senior sweeper. Division III: Katie Catanzarite, Lehman, senior midfielder; Morgan Huelskamp, Anna, senior defender;. Tony Schroeder, Lehman assistant coach, Co-Parochial Coach of the Year. Boys Division I North First team: Dustin Lorenzo, Sidney, junior, midfielder. Second team: Adam Boys, Sidney, senior midfielder. Third team: Blair Wilson, Sidney, senior goalie; Chris

Farrell, Sidney, senior forward. Division III East First team: Zach Taylor, Lehman, junior defender. Second team: Matt Ulrich, Lehman, senior midfielder. Third team: Nick Earhart, Lehman, senior goalie; Noah Dunn, Lehman, sophomore forward. Girls Division I North First team: Abigail Eppley, Sidney, senior sweeper; Morgan Knasel, Sidney, sophomore forward. Second team: Monique Hanayik, Sidney, junior forward; Carolyn Van Matre, Sidney, senior goalie Third team: Taylor Rickert, Sidney, senior midfielder. Division III North First team: Katie Catanzarite, Lehman, senior midfielder; Morgan Huelskamp, Anna, senor defender; Erica Huber, Anna, junior defender. Second team: Abby Ciriegio, Lehman, senior forward; Kayla Blankenship, Anna, junior midfielder. Third team: Cayla Bensman, Anna, freshman midfielder; Ashley Aselage, Anna, senior goalie; Kyleigh Overbey, Anna, senior forward; Sara Titterington, Lehman, junior midfielder; Jordi Emrick, Lehman, sophomore defender; Karly Baird, Lehman, sophomore defender; Tony Schroeder, Lehman, Assistant Coach of the Year.

This year’s Thanksgiving NFL slate best in decades BY HOWARD FENDRICH AP Pro Football Writer After so many years of bad Detroit Lions teams — and their games, no matter the week, meaning so little — all of a sudden that traditional Turkey Day contest in the Motor City is no turkey at all. Detroit, which is 7-3, hosts the reigning Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, who are 10-0, to open a tremendously compelling three-game NFL feast Thursday. The always-polarizing Dallas Cowboys (6-4) host the Miami Dolphins (3-7) next in a matchup between two teams on three-game winning streaks, and the San Francisco 49ers (9-1) are at the Baltimore Ravens (7-3) at night in the Harbaugh Bowl, the first time two brothers will face each other as head coaches in the league. A case can be made that these are the three most intriguing NFL games of the week. It certainly qualifies as the most enticing Thanksgiving Day lineup in decades. “That’s good. Good for the NFL, good for the fans, good for the people,” Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson said. “Something entertaining to watch while we all stuff our faces with that good food.” Not convinced this is a special tripleheader? Consider: • The six teams are 42-18, which translates to a .700 winning percentage. The last time

the holiday’s NFL participants boasted that strong a combined win-loss record was 1975 (also .700). • It’s the first Thanksgiving since 1998 — when there were only two games — that each club in action won its previous game. • The Packers are the first unbeaten team to play on the fourth Thursday in November since the 1962 Packers also were 10-0, before losing to Detroit. Including the playoffs, Green Bay has won its last 16 games in a row. • San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh will match wits with his older brother, Baltimore coach John Harbaugh, in a game for family bragging rights — and with significant playoff-seeding implications. • Even the game that was shaping up as a dud, Miami at Dallas, now becomes worth watching, because the Dolphins are the only team in NFL history to go from 0-7 to 3-7 and present a real challenge to the recently resurgent Cowboys and quarterback Tony Romo (who, by the way, is 18-2 with 49 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions for his career in November). • The lineup includes four teams with at least a share of first place (Green Bay, San Francisco, Baltimore and Dallas), two who can clinch a playoff berth this week (Packers, 49ers), and one with the inside track for a wild-card berth (Detroit). Give the Lions credit for

helping boost the anticipation for this year’s Thanksgiving games, because they sure deserve a lot of the blame for the holiday’s NFL blandness of late. “Heck, there even was talk about moving that game out of Detroit — I thought it was sacrilegious talk — because Detroit hadn’t been very competitive on those days on national TV. So the thinking was, ‘Hey, let’s spread it around to other cities,’” said NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci, who coached the Lions from 2003-05. “And I think that talk went away, thankfully, because it needs to be in Detroit forever,” he added. “And they’re really competitive right now.” Only two other times in the past 50 years — yes, 50 years! — did the Lions arrive at Thanksgiving at 7-3, in 1993 and 1969, according to STATS LLC. You have to go all the way back to 1962 to find them with a better record (8-2) at this point in the season. Each of the past two years, they were 2-8. That was an improvement from 2008, when the Lions were 0-11, on their way to 0-16. And while Detroit has lost a franchise-record seven consecutive games — by an average of more than 20 points — in its annual showcase, there is reason to believe they can make things interesting this time around. “From what it’s been in the past to now, it’s different. For

us to be doing as good as we’re doing right now, it’s real exciting. Then we’ve got Green Bay coming in — the big, 10-0 Green Bay,” said Detroit defensive lineman Corey Williams, who used to play for the Packers. “It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be like a mini-Super Bowl, I think, atmospherewise,” Williams said. Plus, this particular trio of games gives fans a chance to see some of the sport’s most dynamic players: Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, putting together one of the greatest seasons ever by a QB; Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh; San Francisco’s can’t-berun-on defense, led by Patrick Willis and Aldon Smith. For other NFL teams, there’s work to be done Thursday, practicing and preparing for their next games. Then they’ll go home and turn on the television. “I might get a little peek at John and Jim going at it. I think that’ll be entertaining,” St. Louis Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said. “We’ll certainly get the players out of here early, and the coaches as soon as we can after that, and I’ll follow.” ——— AP Sports Writers Dave Campbell in Minneapolis, R.B. Fallstrom in St. Louis, David Ginsburg in Baltimore and Larry Lage and Noah Trister in Detroit contributed to this report.

No more Michigan-hating license plates COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio won't let vanity license plates display some of the extreme feelings stirred up by the Ohio State-Michigan football rivalry. The Columbus Dispatch reports plates such as “KILBLU,” “'HATEMI” (HATE

M-I) and “UMH8ER” (U-M HATER) have been rejected by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The bureau bars vanity plates that are lewd, rude or crude, or that express hatred toward a person or group. Bureau Assistant Registrar

Jamie Bryan says requests for anti-Michigan plates start coming in at the beginning of football season. The Buckeyes play their annual game against the Wolverines Saturday in Ann Arbor. An official with the Ameri-

can Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says it’s wrong to let people express themselves on their license plates and then restrict what they can say. —— Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,


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Seven earn MVP honors at Loramie FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie capped off the fall season with the annual awards night at the school recently. Honored were participants in football, boys and girls golf, volleyball, cross country and cheerleading. Seven athletes walked away with Most Valuable Player honors, including Caleb Ranly in football, Lexie Rindler in cheerleading (Outstanding Cheerleader Award), Brian Luttmer and Tori Pleiman in golf, Danielle Wehrman in volleyball and Ben Barhorst and Meg Westerheidi in cross country. Following were the special awards: FOOTBALL MVP: Caleb Ranly Most improved: Nate Eilerman Redskin Award: Entire senior class Best offensive: Cory Brandewie Best defensive: Tyler Zeis Scout Team award: Sam Schulze and Jason Streib.

CHEERLEADING Outstanding award: Lexie Rindler Redskin Award: Morgan Rethman BOYS GOLF MVP: Brian Luttmer Most improved: Jordan Meyer GIRLS GOLF MVP: Tori Pleiman Most improved: Ashley Ordean, Kristin Barhorst Redskin Award: Tori Pleiman Best offensive: Taylor Middendorf VOLLEYBALL MVP: Danielle Wehrman Most improved: Darian Rose Redskin Award: Amy Pleiman Best offensive: Reggi Brandewie Best defensive: Danielle Wehrman CROSS COUNTRY MVP: Ben Barhorst, Meg Westerheide improved: Most Thomas Meyer, Tara Holthaus Redskin Award: Brett Quinter, Hannah Meyer Newcomer Award: Doug Gigandet, Danielle Holthaus

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Fundraiser a success Members of the Sidney High girls basketball team gather with Perkins Restaurant owner Sharon Koester during a fundraiser held at the restaurant recently to benefit the team. The event was termed a huge success and SHS head coach Megan Mummey said “this will allow us to attend great camps this summer and pay for equipment.” The event also included a 50/50 drawing, and the winner was Jackie Trissel. “We appreciated Sharon and Myron Koester for allowing us to have our fundraider at Perkins,” Mummey said.

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Christian Academy’s girls basketball coach Don Southam lost four seniors to graduation, so he’s looking at this as a rebuilding year for the Lady EaSpencer gles. “We had four seniors last year, so we’re rebuilding,” he said. “There are two seniors on the team this year in Holly Spencer and Lauren Jenkins, and they have been starters since their



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three years and we expect her to be more offensive-minded this season,” Southam said. There is just one junior on the team in 5-4 Kylie Dietz. “She saw quite a bit of playing time last year and will have a bigger role in the this year,” offense Southam said. “She will be an important defensive player for us.” The rest of the team is made up of freshmen, five of them in all. They include 5-5 Mackenzie Milks, 5-4 Betsi Ford, 5-3 Kayla Curtis, 5-4 Makaley Brown and 5-5 Strome Smith.

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Milwaukee’s Braun won the NL Most Valuable Player Award on Tuesday after helping lead the Brewers to their first division title in nearly 30 years. The left fielder received 20 of 32 firstplace votes and 388 points in voting announced by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Los Angeles center fielder Matt Kemp, who came close to winning the Triple Crown, received 10 first-place votes and finished with 332 points. Braun’s teammate Prince Fielder finished third with 229 points, and Arizona’s Justin Upton finished fourth with 214 points. Fielder and Upton each received one first-place vote. St. Louis’ Albert Pujols finished fifth. It was the 11th straight year the three-time MVP was in the top 10 in balloting. NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw was 12th in the voting a day after Detroit’s Justin Verlander added the AL MVP to his Cy Young. Braun led the NL with a .597 slugging percentage and had a chance to overtake Jose Reyes for the batting title on the last day of the season but finished second with a .332 average. The four-time AllStar had 33 homers, 111 RBIs, 109 runs scored and stole 33 bases as Milwaukee won a franchise-best 96 games. His 77 extra-base hits was tops in the league.

will be the team leaders Lessing this year.” Most improved: Cody Spencer has been the McDonald MVP: Trey Everett, Anteam’s top scorer for the thony Gillem past two seasons and JV Award: Nick last year tied for the Moloney area lead in scoring at SOCCER 16.5 points per game. Coaches Award: MadiShe also led the team son Guinther in assists with 80 and in Best offensive: Trey steals with 67. Everett Jenkins, meanwhile, Best defensive: Ruben was Christian AcadCooper emy’s leading rebounder Most improved: Austin Doak last season at an even MVP: Trey Everett seven per game. VOLLEYBALL Both are 5-foot-7. Unsung Hero: Haley “Lauren has been our Slonkosky point guard for the last Most improved: Samantha Morris CROSS COUNTRY Best defensive: Haley Coaches Award: Grant Slonkosky Covault Best offensive: Olivia Most improved: Trey Cummings Fletcher MVP: McKenzie MVP: Travis Wells Hirschfeld COLUMBUS (AP) — If the vealing knowledge of violations croscope for almost a year, after it GOLF JV Award: Allison NCAA allows Ohio State to go to a and playing ineligible players. was revealed last December that Coaches Award: Ryan Watkins bowl game, the Buckeyes will pack Tressel was forced out on May 30. several Buckeyes football players Five Fairlawn athletes were named Most Valuable Player recipients when the school honored its fall sports participants at an awards night recently. Travis Wells was named the cross country MVP, Trey Everett and Anthony Gillem were the golf MVPs, and Everett also won the soccer MVP award. McKenzie Hirschfeld was the MVP for volleyball Following were the special award handed out at the event:

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Ohio St-Mich. football game rarity: govs are alums COLUMBUS (AP) — For the first time in nearly 70 years, the governors of the two states will have a more personal stake in the outcome when Ohio State and Michigan take to the field in their annual football rivalry. Ohio Gov. John Kasich is a graduate of Ohio State and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is a Michigan alum. The Columbus Dispatch reports that 1942 was the

last time “The Game” was played with two sitting governors who graduated from the respective schools. Snyder says when he was a Michigan student he never sold his ticket to the Ohio State game, calling it “one of the big experiences.” He says he’ll bet a cherry pie that the Wolverines will win on Saturday. Kasich says he has no doubt the Buckeyes will triumph.

their bags. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said Tuesday that Ohio State would not penalize itself by keeping the football team from making a postseason trip as a way of mitigating potential NCAA sanctions. In an exchange of text messages with The Associated Press, Smith said, “Cannot speculate on what they (the NCAA) may do. No, we do not intend to self impose a post season sanction.” There has been speculation that the NCAA might hand Ohio State a bowl ban in addition to its other penalties. College sports’ ruling body is still deciding Ohio State’s sanctions for several instances of players accepting improper benefits and coach Jim Tressel not re-

Ohio State has offered to vacate its 12-1 record in 2010, return $389,000 from its share of Big Ten bowl receipts last season, go on two years of NCAA probation and surrender five football scholarships over the next three years. Schools often ban themselves from bowl games as a way of softening the NCAA’s eventual sanctions. In a second letter of allegations sent to Ohio State this fall, the NCAA charged that the school had shown a “failure to monitor” its football program. That was the first time the NCAA had accused Ohio State of a systemic, organizational problem; all previous violations had revolved around individuals breaking NCAA rules. Ohio State has been under a mi-

had accepted cash and free or discounted tattoos from the subject of a federal drug-trafficking investigation. That led to players being suspended at the start of the 2011 season. When Ohio State subsequently learned that Tressel knew of his players’ involvement with the owner of a local tattoo parlor, it suspended him for two games. After that suspension was increased to five games, a steady onslaught of accusations and rumors led to Tressel being pressured to resign. Star quarterback Terrelle Pryor, one of the players initially suspended for five games for receiving benefits in violation of NCAA bylaws, decided this summer to leave the school for the NFL. He now plays for the Oakland Raiders.

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Winners share Eldora Michigan’s Hoke has put Speedway connection aim on ‘Ohio’ since Day 1 field with quick time honors. He eventually finished 13th in the 100-lap chase. Stewart’s accomplishments as an Eldora driver are even greater with victory stage appearances as the result of feature wins in Sprint Cars (winged and nonwinged), Midgets, Modifieds and Late Models. Additionally, Stewart has prevailed over Eldora’s marquee Prelude to the Dream three times since its inception in 2005. It may very well be that the Prelude event could offer an opportunity for the trio of NASCAR champions to return together as Eldora competitors in 2012. While Stewart has not released invitations to the annual June charity event as of yet, Stenhouse, Jr. and Dillon have to be considered as likely candidates to get mail from the three-time Sprint Cup champion as invitees. As the Eldora Speedway owner since the Fall of 2004, Stewart continues on his pledge to keep Eldora on the forefront of the Nation’s grassroots

race tracks, with an ongoing schedule of improvements to the facility and an innovative schedule of events, featuring a myriad of racing divisions and sanctioning bodies. In addition to the talent-laden Prelude to the Dream invitational (June 6) and World 100 (Sept. 78), Eldora’s key events in 2012 include the Dirt Late Model Dream (June 8-9) and the Kings Royal weekend (July 13-14). The ticket sale campaign for these events begins Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. by going online to Short track racing remains very dear and close to Stewart as he continues to give back to the roots of his career. He currently fields a pair of World of Outlaw (WoO) Sprint Car teams, in addition to USAC Sprint, Midget and Silver Crown teams. His owner championships have not been limited to his recent NASCAR Sprint Cup title; he has also earned owner accolades through his WoO Sprint, USAC Sprint and Silver Crown teams.

SCOREBOARD High school High school sports This week FRIDAY Girls basketball Russia at Sidney Lehman at Riverside Versailles at Celina Tip-Off Covington at Houston Marion Local at Fort Loramie New Bremen Tip-Off 6:30 — Anna vs. New Knoxville 2nd game — New Bremen vs. Van Buren —— SATURDAY Girls basketball Sidney at Lehman Russia at Mississinawa Northwestern at Riverside Jackson Center at Minster Versailles at Celina Tip-Off Fairlawn at Covinton New Bremen Tip-Off 6:30 — Consolation 2nd game — Championship —— TUESDAY (Nov. 29) Girls basketball Russia at Houston Botkins at Fairlawn Jackson Center at Fort Loramie

FOOTBALL NFL schedule NFL schedule By Associated Press Thursday, Nov. 24 Green Bay at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Miami at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. San Francisco at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 Arizona at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Carolina at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Chicago at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Denver at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.

High school playoffs High school football State semifinal pairings DIVISION I Saturday, 7 p.m. Toledo Whitmer (13-0) vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius (11-2) at Mansfield Arlin Field Pickerington Central (10-2) vs. Cincinnati St. Xavier (10-3) at Dayton Welcome Stadium State Championship Game: Saturday, Dec. 3 at Canton Fawcett Stadium, 7 p.m. DIVISION II Friday, 7:30 p.m. Aurora (12-1) vs. Avon (12-1) at Parma Byers Field Columbus Marion-Franklin (13-0) vs. Trotwood-Madison (13-0) at Clayton Northmont Good Samaritan Stadium State Championship Game: Friday, Dec. 2 at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, 7 p.m. DIVISION III Friday, 7:30 p.m. Chagrin Falls (13-0) vs. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (9-3) at Uniontown Lake Alumni Field Elida (10-3) vs. Springfield Shawnee (13-0) at Piqua Alexander Stadium State Championship Game: Friday, Dec. 2 at Canton Fawcett Stadium, 3 p.m. DIVISION IV Saturday, 7 p.m. Creston Norwayne (12-1) vs. Johnstown-Monroe (13-0) at New Philadelphia Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium Kenton (13-0) vs. Clarksville

Clinton-Massie (11-2) at Piqua Alexander Stadium State Championship Game: Saturday, Dec. 3 at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, 3 p.m. DIVISION V Friday, 7:30 p.m. Kirtland (13-0) vs. Bucyrus Wynford (13-0) at Canton Central Catholic Klinefelter Field Coldwater (10-3) vs. Hicksville (11-2) at Lima Stadium State Championship Game: Friday, Dec. 2 at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, 11 a.m. DIVISION VI Saturday, 7 p.m. Berlin Center Western Reserve (13-0) vs. New Washington Buckeye Central (11-2) at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Delphos St. John’s (10-3) vs. Maria Stein Marion Local (11-2) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field State Championship Game: Saturday, Dec. 3 at Canton Fawcett Stadium, 11 a.m.

NCAA D-III playoffs NCAA Division III Football Playoff Glance The Associated Press First Round Saturday, Nov. 19 Franklin 24, Thomas More 21 Kean 34, Christopher Newport 10 Salisbury 62, Western New England 24 St. John Fisher 23, Johns Hopkins 12 Delaware Valley 62, Norwich 10 Wesley 35, Hobart 28 Wabash 38, Illinois College 20 Centre 51, Hampden-Sydney 41 Mount Union 47, Benedictine (Ill.) 7 Wis.-Whitewater 59, Albion 0 St. Thomas (Minn.) 48, St. Scholastica 2 Monmouth (Ill.) 33, IllinoisWesleyan 27 Mary Hardin-Baylor 34, Redlands 13 McMurry 25, Trinity (Texas) 16 North Central (Ill.) 59, Dubuque 13 Linfield 30, Cal Lutheran 27 Second Round Saturday, Nov. 26 Sites TBD Kean (10-1) vs. Salisbury (10-1), Noon St. John Fisher (9-2) vs. Delaware Valley (11-0), Noon Centre (9-1) vs. Mount Union (11-0), Noon Wabash (11-0) vs. North Central (Ill.) (10-1), Noon St. Thomas (Minn.) (11-0) vs. Monmouth (Ill.) (10-1), 1 p.m. Mary Hardin-Baylor (11-0) vs. McMurry (8-2), 1 p.m. Wis.-Whitewater (11-0) vs. Franklin (10-1), 1 p.m. Linfield (10-0) vs. Wesley (10-1), 3 p.m.

NCAA D-II playoffs Division II Playoff Glance The Associated Press First Round Saturday, Nov. 19 North Greenville 63, Albany State (Ga.) 14 California (Pa.) 44, Elizabeth City State 0 Kutztown 17, Concord 14 North Alabama 43, West Alabama 27 Northwest Missouri State 35, Missouri Western 29

Minnesota-Duluth 30, Saginaw Valley 27 Wayne State (Mich.) 48, St. Cloud State 38 Washburn 52, Abilene Christian 49 Second Round Saturday, Nov. 26 Kutztown (11-1) at New Haven (10-1), Noon North Greenville (10-2) at Mars Hill (8-2), Noon California (Pa.) (10-2) at Winston-Salem (11-0), Noon North Alabama (9-2) at Delta State (9-2), 1 p.m. Northwest Missouri State (102) at Midwestern State (10-0), 1 p.m. Washburn (10-2) at Pittsburg State (9-1), 1 p.m. Wayne State (Mich.) (11-1) at Nebraska-Kearney (10-1), 1 p.m. Minnesota-Duluth (10-2) at Colorado State-Pueblo (11-0), 2 p.m.

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bristled when asked for his reaction to the belief that the Wolverines had slipped among the nation’s best. “This is an elite job and will continue to be an elite job,” he said back then. “This is Michigan for God’s sake.” It wasn’t an act. Hoke truly believed that beating the Buckeyes — or Ohio, as he says — was the top priority after seven straight losses, and that he didn’t need much time to restore the program to glory. If he can help No. 17 Michigan (9-2, 5-2 Big Ten) avoid a minor upset against struggling Ohio State (6-5, 3-4) on Saturday, it’ll be hard to argue with him. With a win, the Wolverines have a good chance to play in a BCS bowl for the first time since the 2006 season — a year before Lloyd Carr re-

tired and two years before their decline under Rich Rodriguez. As much as Rodriguez didn’t seem to fit in at Michigan, Hoke has appeared to make a perfect transition from midmajor head coach to the face and voice of a bigtime program. Many Michigan fans were clamoring for athletic director Dave Brandon to hire then-Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh and bring him back to campus, where he was a star for Bo quarterback Schembechler. Or to lure LSU’s Les Miles back to a school where he was a player and an assistant for Schembechler. But Brandon insisted back then that he didn’t offer the job to Harbaugh before he left to coach the San Francisco 49ers or Miles because Hoke had what he was looking for in Ann Arbor.

Baseball camp set GREENVILLE — The Major League Holiday Baseball Camp will conduct a two-day camp for hitting, pitching, catching and fielding. The camp will be a teaching camp where the emphasis is on learning proper technique and fundamentals. The staff will consist of instructors with extensive professional playing, scouting and coaching experience. The program provides amateur athletes with a professional baseball experience. The camp will be held Dec. 29-30 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Darke County YMCA, Greenville. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $95 and is open to youth 10 to 18 years old. For more information, call (937) 423-3053.

MINSTER — Two Minster boys basketball games have been rescheduled due to football team’s success. • Dec. 3 against Lehman has been moved toDec. 22. The JV game will start at 6 p.m., while the freshmen will start at 4:30 p.m. • Dec. 3 at Anna has been moved to Jan. 21. FORT LORAMIE — Due to the success of the The JV game will start Fort Loramie football team, one boys basketball at 6:30 p.m., while the game has been rescheduled. freshmen game will The Jackson Center at Fort Loramie game has start at 5 p.m. been rescheduled from Dec. 2 to Jan 3 at 6 p.m.

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NCAA FCS playoffs NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoff Glance The Associated Press First Round Saturday, Nov. 26 James Madison (7-4) at Eastern Kentucky (7-4), Noon Norfolk State (9-2) at Old Dominion (9-2), 1:30 p.m. Albany (N.Y.) (8-3) at Stony Brook (8-3), 2 p.m. Central Arkansas (8-3) at Tennessee Tech (7-3), 3 p.m. Second Round Saturday, Dec. 3 Albany (N.Y.)-Stony Brook winner at Sam Houston State (11-0), TBA New Hampshire (8-3) at Montana State (9-2), TBA Wofford (8-3) at Northern Iowa (9-2), TBA Central Arkansas-Tennessee Tech winner at Montana (9-2), TBA Norfolk State-Old Dominion winner at Georgia Southern (9-2), TBA Maine (8-3) at Appalachian State (8-3), TBA Lehigh (10-1) at Towson (9-2), TBA James Madison-Eastern Kentucky winner at North Dakota State (10-1), TBA Quarterfinals Friday, Dec. 9 or Saturday, Dec. 10 Albany (N.Y.)-Stony Brook-Sam Houston State winner vs. New Hampshire-Montana State winner, 2:30 or 8 p.m. Wofford-Northern Iowa winner vs. Central Arkansas-Tennessee Tech-Montana winner, 2:30 or 8 p.m. Norfolk State-Old DominionGeorgia Southern winner vs. Maine-Appalachian State winner, 2:30 or 8 p.m. Lehigh-Towson winner vs. James Madison-Eastern KentuckyNorth Dakota State winner, 2:30 or 8 p.m.

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ROSSBURG, — Tony Stewart’s determined and convincing drive to victory at Homestead Miami Speedway and the resulting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crown Sunday night, capped off a NASCAR championship weekend that resulted in a trio of title holders sharing an Eldora Speedway connection. As owner of the southwestern Ohio speed plant, as well as a frequent competitor and victor on the 1/2-mile clay oval, Stewart was quick to point out that Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (Nationwide Series) and Austin Dillon (Camping World Truck Series) have also made their presence known at Eldora. Stenhouse’s name was etched into the Eldora Speedway history books in 2007 during the annual Four Crown Nationals when he bested the United States Auto Club (USAC) Midget field, while Dillon’s claim to fame came during the 2010 World 100 for Late Models. At that time, in only his second appearance on the Eldora clay, Dillon topped the 134 car

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Benefit planned Friends and family of Robert Meyer, of Sidney, will host a spaghetti dinner and raffle to benefit his fight against pancreatic cancer. The event will be Dec. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the American Legion, 1265 Fourth Ave. Dec. 7 is Meyer’s birthday. Proceeds will help to pay medical bills and the support the cost of transportation to medical centers for treatment. Meyer is known for making candles, participating in fishing tournaments and delivering Pizza Hut pizzas.

Christmas coming to Jackson Center JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center’s Christmas in the Village will begin Dec. 4 with a Christmas tree lighting and caroling at the fire station at 5:30 p.m. That’s the same time Santa arrives in the village on his sleigh. The celebration continues with handbell music from 6 to 6:30 p.m. A children’s story time will be from 7 to 7:15 p.m. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served. Airbrush tattoos, children’s crafts, reindeer food, horsedrawn wagon rides, and pictures with Santa will continue until 8 p.m. Attendees should take their own cameras for the photographs and canned food donations for the Fish Pond food pantry. A 50/50 drawing will benefit the We Care Fund.

Breakfast with Santa to be held Dec. 17 VERSAILLES — Kinder Korner Preschool will host breakfast with Santa as a fundraiser for the school Dec. 17 in St. Remy Hall in Russia. One-hour breakfast sessions are available between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Santa will visit each table and the last 20 minutes of each hour will be personal visits with Santa by each attendee. Advance purchase tickets with a specific time reservation cost $5. Tickets at the door cost $6. Tickets are available in Versailles at John’s IGS, U.S. Bank, Worch Memorial Library and Kinder Korner Preschool. They are available in Russia at Buschur’s Market and U.S. Bank.


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Once-blind Sidney native honored for charitable work BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN Area residents who travel west might want to make a stop at the Golden Corral restaurant in Kokomo, Ind., to say hello to its operating partner, Rick Riddle. And if those travelers need to hail someone on a Kokomo street to find out where to find him, almost anyone they stop will probably be able to help them. Riddle is a Sidney native who has wholeheartedly embraced his adopted city and in the process has made his restaurant one of the most successful Golden Corrals in the country. Not bad for someone who went through school legally blind. “I was born with cataracts and astigmatism in both eyes,” the Sidney High School Class of 1987 alum said recently. “I had a rough time at school. I had to sit in the front of every class, and I still couldn’t see the board. I wanted to play sports and I couldn’t. One of the biggest reasons I do what I do with charities is because of what I’ve been through.” What Riddle does with charities is becoming the stuff of legend. The corporate headquarters of Golden Corral supports two major charities: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and Children’s Miracle Network/Riley Hospitals. Riddle’s restaurant consistently raises enough money for both causes to rank it in the top five of the entire Golden Corral chain. Nationwide, the restaurants offer free meals to veterans on the Monday after Veterans Day. Donations raised on that day at the eateries go to the DAV. They are known as Military Appreciation Mondays. Riddle siezed upon the opportunity that presented to establish Military Appreciation Days in Kokomo. With the aid of Gary Loveless, of the local DAV chapter, he enlisted the help of the mayor and county commissioners to involve organizations and businesses throughout the county in planning the event. He even coordinated activities with a competitor, the owner of the Half Moon Restaurant and Brewery, so that both businesses could feed veterans on different days. “I don’t think as a country we do a very good job of honoring our vets,” Riddle said. “We should put the vets in front every day (not just on veterans day). So the mayor sent a letter to chamber of commerce members. In the first year, 36 businesses responded and did something for vets. We almost doubled it in the second year — 66 businesses participated. Last year, I developed a committee (to plan Military Appreciation Days). We asked, ‘How can we make it bigger?’” The answer was to contract to have the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, the Vietnam Memorial replica wall, visit Kokomo. It took seven months of planning. And $10,000, which Riddle and the committee got the city, county and center township to donate. The wall stopped in Kokomo in October and 70 businesses offered vets something special during 2011 Military Appreciation Days. “All my life, I thought I was pretty patriotic,” Riddle said. “Last Monday, we fed 1,400 vets. When you get them in the building, it changes the way you feel. There’s an aura, a presence.” This year, he camped out-

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OLIVIA PIERCE, Indiana Miracle Child for the Children’s Miracle Network, gets a hug from restauranteur Rick Riddle.

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RICK RIDDLE, of Kokomo, Ind., (left) spends time with radio personality Tom Swing, of WMYK-FM, on the roof of Riddle’s Golden Corral restaurant in Kokomo. It’s an annual fundraising stunt. side overnight to draw atten- on the Roof, a take-off of “Fidtion to the needs of homeless dler on the Roof.” Passersby and people visiting the veterans. restaurant on a Friday night “I don’t think anybody should be homeless, let alone see him greeting people and being interviewed on the someone who served our local radio station, which country,” he said. broadcasts from the roof durOfficials at the corporate ing his sojourn there. He level took notice. When they had to select a representative doesn’t come down until at least $2,500 is raised. to appear in a television inInside the establishment, terview on the NFL channel Riddle organized a celebrity during a recent game, they chose Riddle. He was flown to server night. The mayor, city councilmen, fire and police California and was on the field, in the end zone, for pre- chiefs and other notables wait on their friends. On angame and half-time interother night, school superinviews during a Thursday tendents and principals do night game. Riddle was selected for his the same thing. This year, dedication, said David Webb, Riddle’s efforts on the roof and elsewhere raised $9,000 regional vice president of in a month for the Riley Hoscompany operations for pital in Indianapolis. That Golden Corral Corp. in made his restaurant number Raleigh, N.C. one in the chain and that “He just has a huge heart when it comes to military ap- sent him to the Riley Hospital Foundation conference at preciation,” Webb said. “I Disney World where he met don’t know where he gets it, but he gives until it hurts. He celebrities Steve Young, John Snyder and Meredith Vieira. really embodies the spirit of Sometimes the place to be giving back to the military.” to help an organization is in And the whole city of Kokomo seems to be climbing the kitchen. So Riddle comes down off the roof and puts on onto Riddle’s band wagon. “The kettle here is boiling,” an apron. When Gilead House, Riddle said. “My big vision is a Kokomo half-way house for that the mayor will proclaim women who have been recently released from prison, Military Appreciation Days and that every business here runs its annual Chicken Bash fundraiser, it sells 800 chicken will do something.” dinners at $8 each. Riddle’s Riddle’s actual vision is restaurant provides the now 20/20. And he is a big chicken and he and two staff cheerleader for the United Way as a result. When he was volunteers cook it. “We come in at 2:30 a.m. to in his 20s and living in Vandalia, it was the local United put the first chicken in (the Way that paid for surgeries to oven),” he said. “I can’t write checks but I can give my remove the lenses from his time.” eyes and implant new ones. He also gives opportunities “It was a whole new world,” he said. At the restau- to challenged high school students by engaging them as rant, he celebrates United the Cleaning Patrol. They arWay Day each year. rive by school bus for an hour “We donate $1 for every guest that comes in that day,” once a week and clean a section of the restaurant. One he said. “Golden Corral almother of a student wrote to lows me to do that. It’s not a him: “You don’t know how corporate thing.” For the Children’s Miracle much Golden Corral and you Network, he performs Riddle have impacted my daughter.

She’s legally blind. You’ve changed her.” “I know what I went through in high school,” Riddle said. “It’s so cool that I can help someone.” According to his mother, Brenda Riddle, who still lives in Sidney, Rick comes by his penchant for volunteering naturally. “He saw what my mother, his grandmother did, when she volunteered at church, and what I did,” Brenda said. Brenda helped at Head Start when her children were young. Riddle is very much a family man. Now married to his second wife, Maria, he has three children by his first wife: Anthony, Nicole and Zack, who live in Huber Heights, and a stepdaughter, Yarilyn. His brothers live in Shelby County — Joe, in Sidney, and Chuck, in Maplewood. His uncle, his mother’s twin brother, Brent Stombaugh, lives in Anna. His father, David, is deceased. And he has a new granddaughter, Nicole’s child, Isabella. “I’m only 42. I wasn’t excited about being a grandpa. But once I held her, I don’t care what you call me,” he said. Perhaps he’ll give Isabella the advice David gave him. “Dave always said, ‘Make something of yourself,’” Brenda said. When Rick started out, it didn’t seem as though he would. He married his first wife at age 18 and with nothing but a high school diploma, he could get fastfood jobs and little else. When his marriage fell apart six years later, he moved to Cleveland and took a job in his first Golden Corral. He worked at several different outlets owned by the same franchisees and eventually became general manager of the one in Stow. Not content there, he called the corporate office to see what other opportunities were open and was told that a new store was about to go up in Kokomo. For 11 years, he has increased sales there each year and put down deeper and deeper roots. “He embodies the best of what a restaurant manager should be,” said Webb, of the corporate office. “He truly understands that we’re there for the guests. Before he makes any decision, he asks, ‘What’s best for the guest.’ If you live by that, you’re going to be successful.” The corporate recognition he has won goes hand-inhand with local accolades. He has been featured on the front page of the Kokomo Tribune and he was invited to join the board of the Kokomo Visitors Bureau, on which he has served for the last three years. His mother noted that when Riddle was little, he was always smiling. He seems to be smiling still. “It’s a win-win for everybody,” he said of the work he’s been able to do. “I do it because it makes me feel good. But people eat here because they know what I do. I’m just a vehicle that’s part of the whole thing. I’m so proud of our city. We’re getting people from other counties calling to ask what we’re doing (for the vets). I can’t go anywhere without someone saying, ‘Thanks.’ That’s a pretty good feeling,” Riddle said. Looks as though he’s followed his father’s advice. The once-legally blind kid with just a high school education has made something of himself, indeed.

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Willoughby closing in on win No. 300 Four starters back for Lady Wildcats

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LAST YEAR saw the Houston Wildcats advance to the state tournament for the first time ever. That was a senior-dominated club but veteran coach John Willoughby has these players back as he

nears career win No. 300. From the left are Ryan Curl, Luke Winner, Adam Mullen, Brandon Clack and Gary Phipps.

GREG WARD returns as the head coach of the Houston Lady Wildcats and has these four seniors back for the coming season. They include (l-r) Meg

Phyillaier, Kristi Elliott, Bethany Reister and Allison Roeth.

ing for more consistency on offense, and that will take a little of the pressure off the defense. I think we need to be more patient on offense. It’s the old adage, if you don’t have the ball, you can’t score. So we need to be a little more selective in attacking the basket.” Elliott was the point guard last season and averaged right around 10 points per game for the Lady Wildcats. Ward looks for her to run the show and be a scorer, too. “That’s a lot to ask,” he said. “She understands it though. Hopefully, we have a couple other girls that can spell her at the point, like she did for Jaclyn Willoughby when she was a sophomore. Then we can put her in other positions.” Elliott is a senior, as is Bethany Reiser at the two-guard. Ward says she is probably Houston’s best defender, and she is one of the girls who can spell Elliott at the point. Junior Kortney Phipps is 5-foot-11 but pencil thin, says Ward. “She has to learn how to use her speed,” he said. “We need her to get us some points inside. We’ve worked hard over the offseason to get the

varsity playing time. “Real strong and works hard,” he said. “There’s a lot of upside with her. She will play a lot.” Heidi Cox is another sophomore who will play some varsity and likely some junior varsity, too. And there are two more juniors in Angela Gilkeson and Erika Powell. “Angela has a nose for the ball and we could always count on her for a breakaway on a steal in JV,” Ward said. “Erika is only in her second year of bas-

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ball inside and get the girls to realize that they need to attack more in there.” Another junior, 5-9 Alyssa Stang, doesn’t have much size, but Ward said she’s strong enough to play inside. “She’s good at picking up the loose balls and rebounds,” he said. “And she can score, but she needs to recognize that.” Nikki Holthaus, another junior, will also play the point. “She gives us some nice flexibility,” said Ward. “She’s a good defender and really quick.” Another senior is Allison Roeth, who got off to a late start after running in the State Cross Country meet for the third year in a row. “Allison has always looked like a runner, but this year she looks so athletic,” said Ward. “Obviously, she’s in great shape, and we’re hoping for some big things from her. How she plays will be important.” Meg Phyllaier is another senior that Ward is looking for contributions from. “She is a good leader and a hardnosed player. She does anything we ask of her.” Monique Booher is a sophomore who Ward says will see a lot of

ketball, so she’ll be a role player. She plays hard and does what we ask.” Ward thinks the league is more wide open than it’s been recently, and hopes his squad can be one of the challengers this season. “When you only lose one girl who played a lot of minutes, you’re optimistic,” he said. “We have most of our kids back. But we have some concerns, and rebounding without a doubt is at the top. And second would be consistency on offense.”

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HOUSTON — Willoughby Last year was one thinks the Wildfor the books in cats will be able boys basketball at to score points, Houston, the even though most Wildcats tying for were lost to gradthe County chamuation. pionship and ad“I think we’ll vancing to the be a good perimestate tournament Willoughby ter shooting for the first time team,” he said. “I in school history. They believe we’ll throw the finished the season with ball into the post more a 20-6 record. than last year. Last That was a senioryear, we penetrated well dominated team, which and created. This year I means there are some think we’ll be more of huge holes to fill for an outside team. We longtime head coach had really good penetraJohn Willoughby, who is tors last year and we closing in on his 300th have a couple kids that career victory, somecan do that this year. thing only two other Mullen is a good driver, coaches in County hisand Clack is good off tory have done. the dribble. Phlipot can “Our numbers are get by people and he’s low, and we’re working good in the lane. out a varsity-JV split,” “Defensively, I think said Willoughby. “It took we’ll be pretty good on a while before we really the ball,” he went on. knew who was going to “Braun is good on the play where. We have 14 ball and Mullen is exkids that will play JV cellent. Clack can get and varsity this seaafter it. On the perimeson.” ter I think we’ll be The reason for the pretty good defensively. low numbers is a small We’re working a lot junior class, Willoughby with the young kids on said. But he’s not overly their help defense.” concerned. He thinks this could “We’ll be competibe one of his better retive,” he said. “I don’t bounding teams. think we’re rebuilding “We should be all at all. I think we’ll be right. We’re good in fine. We have to get our terms of height and younger kids ready. athleticism,” he said. They’re good, but not “Our sophomores will ready for varsity yet. see plenty of action. I We have to get them think it’s just the ready.” learning right now, He has just two play- what it takes to comers back that lettered pete. Practices weren’t on last year’s state tour- competitive enough nament team, including early and I think that’s Luke Winner and Adam because the younger Mullen. Winner, howkids lacked an underever, is questionable standing of what it’s after an accident this going to take.” summer. Willoughby said last “Adam saw a lot of year was great, with the playing time last year trip to the state tournaand was a steady force,” ment, but that was last said Willoughby of year and this is a new Mullen. “He’s a real season. good defender and I’m “Each group is their glad to have him back. own,” he said. “We’re Right now he’s playing going to have our own the point, but we have identity this year. I two or three guys that don’t want the kids to will be able to fill that talk about last year. I role.” want them to have their Brandon Clack saw own identity and find some time on varsity their own way, because last season and will it’s a new group.” probably be a starter on Girls basketball the wing, said Houston girls basketWilloughby. And Gary ball coach Greg Ward Phipps is 6-2 and a hopes the early part of steady ballplayer and the preseason doesn’t good defender, said the carry over. coach. He is rightfully optiRyan Curl is 6-31/2 mistic going into the upand Willoughby expects coming season, since he good things from him, lost only one starter also. “We’re looking for and has his leading him to be more aggres- scorer back from a team sive at the offensive that won 12 games last end,” he said. “He can season (12-11) and had score but he’s willing to a nice tournament run. pass too much. I told “I was thinking we him he’s a 6-4 post could have a good seaplayer. I don’t want him son, but then we really leading our team in as- struggled in our first sists.” scrimmage,” said Ward, Juniors TJ Martin in his 12th season at and Seth Clark will Houston. “We have likely swing back and seven letter-winners forth between both JV back and our leading and varsity. scorer in Kristi Elliott. Jacob Braun is a We didn’t average a lot sophomore who will last year, though, so play the point and some hopefully we’ll score on the wing, and Jesse more points.” Phlipot is a 6-4 sophoHe also has one other more who will play in big concern, and that’s the post and on the rebounding. Houston wing. has given up too many Nate Ritchie is a 6-1 points the last couple wing and post player, years, but Ward says it’s and Austin Sarver will not the defense. also play both JV and “We’ll do a great job varsity, at least for now. on defense, then give “He’s impressed me so up an offensive refar in preseason,” bound for a bucket, so Willoughby said. “I all that effort goes to think he’s trying to waste,” he said. “Offenwork his way up to a sively, we can be kind steady varsity position.” of streaky, so I’m look-

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Jets return County’s top scorer Lady Jets have good numbers The Fairlawn Jets might be ready to make some real noise in the County boys basketball chase this season. They made a little last year, scoring a lot of points and finishing the season in double figures in the win column with 10. And with some high-scoring phenoms coming back, the return of a promising player, and a transfer, the Jets are ready to take that next step under head coach Derek Alexander. “We’ve got a very talented team coming back,” said the coach. “We feel we have a pretty solid starting five, and we feel like we can go deep. And we have a lot of height on the bench and quality players. We’re feeling pretty good. We got to 10 wins last year, which was a goal of ours, and we’ve improved every year, from three wins

both seniors, and there are four more in Luke Meyer, Matt Rohrer, Dylan Cox and Kyle Andrews, who transferred from Sidney. “All of them will contribute,” said Alexander. “We’ve talked to them about what their roles will be. Some will get significant minutes, and others will have to find spots. But the kids understand it’s about winning. It’s about the five guys on the court and the people on the bench, and I expect them all to perform at the highest level.” Andrews is 6-4, 260 and “all muscle,” according to Alexander. “He was born and raised in the Fairlawn school district,” Alexander said. “He’s a work in progress. He needs to fine-tune some things, but we can put him in there. He’s definitely going to lay the wood. We look for him to contribute in certain spots.” Back after a year’s absence is Cole Cummings, who played as a freshmen before sitting out last season. “We have three fulltime starters back, and Cole would have started last year, too. He’s a very strong kid and a legitimate 6-3. In practices we’ve had, he hasn’t lost much from two years SDN File Photo ago. He’s gotFAIRLAWN’S ANTHONY Gillem puts ten stronger up an off-balance shot last season and he’s in a game against Triad in the ready to go.” The Jets Hangar. Gillem led the County and have nearly area in scoring last season at 21.4 50 of their points per game and is still just a 62.5 points junior. per game my first year, to six and back from last season. then to 10 last year. And “We didn’t lose much we expect to improve on in terms of scoring,” he that this season.” said. “Having Anthony He has a good place back is a real asset. to start in Anthony He’s deadly from the Gillem, who led the outside and a 90 perCounty in scoring last cent free throw shooter. season at 21.4 points And Trey opened a lot per game. And guess of eyes last year with what? He’s still only a how quick he is. We’re junior. not a team that’s going And alongside him to slow the game down in the backcourt is Trey and pass it four or five Everett, also a key times. The first open player last season as a look and it’s going up. I junior. He averaged 13.5 think the kids like to points per game and play that way, and was the league leader in we’re going to continue assists. And Alexander to play that way. We’ve marvels at his jumping got some talent, and I ability. think I’d put my start“He’s only about six ing five up against anyfoot, but if he gets a body in the league. It breakway, he’ll put it makes my job easy bedown,” the coach said. cause these guys have Jesse Hughes is the been playing together third guard returning, for so long. They really and he started all 20 know how to play the games for the Jets last game. season. “He’s the glue “Where a lot of teams guy for us,” said in the county quesAlexander. “He does a tioned us was on the delittle bit of everything fensive end, and I did as for us.” well,” he added. “We’ve He also returns two been preaching defense, players he calls “role and the proof will be in players” in Travis Wells the pudding. To win a and Ben Brown. “Travis lot of games in the has played sporadically county, you have to play the last two years,” the some defense.” coach said. “He’s 6-5 The program as a and has talent, but he is whole is on solid ground thin. But he can play under Alexander. There above the rim.” are 27 out all together, Wells and Brown are meaning there will be a

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FARLAWN WILL have six seniors on a team that is expected to have a good season. In the front (l-r) are Ben Brown, Luke Meyer and Dylan Cox, and in

the back are Matthew Rohrer, Travis Wells and Kyle Andrews.

freshman team again this year.

Girls basketball Last year was a struggle, to say the least, for the Fairlawn girls basketball program. But better days are on the horizon, if the turnout this year is any indication., Coach Dennis Davis only had enough girls for a varsity team last year, and that team was comprised mostly of freshmen and sophomore, who were overmatched in every game they played, leading to a final 0-21 record. But despite that lack of success, the girls at the school have shown they’re not going to allow the program to stay down for long. Davis reports that he has 23 girls out for basketball this season, meaning there will be varsity and reserve games. “Having 23 girls out is a huge step after what we went through last year,” said Davis. “The girls deserve a lot of credit because they stuck with it last year. It was the toughest season any of us ever went through. It certainly was for me.” There were only 10 girls in the program last year, so the increase this year is due to the freshman class, from which Davis landed 11 players. “Everybody is back this year except a senior who decided not to play,” said Davis. “Add the freshmen and a player who came back after sitting out last year, and that’s why we have much better numbers this season.” There are two seniors on this year’s team in Kylene Bailey and Shelley Snider. Bailey was the point guard last year, but to show just what Davis went through last season, she is moving to her more comfortable position in the post this year. Snider, meanwhile, has some injury issues and hasn’t practiced much yet. Davis said he doesn’t know when she will be able to return. The junior class includes Olivia Cummings, who is 5-foot-10 and back after a year’s absence. “She gives us a presence inside,” Davis said. Haley Slonkosky

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THESE THREE girls are ready to lead the Fairlawn Lady Jets back from an 021 season of a year ago. They include (l-r) Haley Slonkosky, Olivia Cummings and Kylene Bailey. will be a big part of what the Lady Jets do this season. She will run the point. “She runs the floor well,” said Davis. “She has good basketball knowledge. Emily Boerger will come off the bench and bring some size at 511. She played last season. And Makayla Hutchings played guard last year and is moving to forward this season. “She’ll give us

quickness inside and she’s real sound defensively. One sophomore in Brianna Hayden will be in the rotation, and Davis is also looking at a pair of freshmen in Abby Roe, an off-guard, and Ali Watkins. “We’re high on those two,” Davis said. “They are really fitting in well with the other girls.” He expects the Lady Jets to be competitive this season, something

the team wasn’t a year ago. “The atmosphere in practice is amazing after what we did last year,” he said. “I’m grateful for the respect the other County teams gave us, and where we’re going this year is totally in the right direction. The girls know what we have to do and what we’re up against, but every practice has been upbeat. The girls are smiling.”




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SHS boys, girls have new coaches State qualifiers back in wrestling, bowling It’s been a whirlwind coaching career already for young Greg Snyder at Sidney. He took the head coaching job in girls basketball with the intention of settling in and building his program. But when longtime boys coach Tom Clark retired from coaching, Snyder was coaxed into switching from the girls to the boys. He agonized over the decision, but ultimately made the switch, and now he tries to get his Yellow Jackets ready to compete against another tough schedule with very little experience back from last year’s 8-13 team. “It’s gone pretty good,” Snyder said. “I think any coach will tell you, you have your good practices and your bad practices, and we’re no different. At this point we’re just trying to get better every day.” Of the top eight players from last season, only one returns and he’s still a youngster in Patwaun Hudson, who is still just a sophomore, but saw a lot of playing time last season as a freshman. “We basically have one-and-a-half players with experience,” said Snyder. “Patwaun saw a lot of time, and (senior) Zyler White had spot duties. But after that, there will be a lot of new faces. “Last year, Patwaun was asked to be more of a facilitator with (Zach) Yinger and (Dan) Ocke in there,” Snyder continued. “We’ll ask him do that again, but he’ll have to do more, too. We want him to do quite a bit, including more scoring. He’s a very skilled player, so he’s capable. He can put the ball in the basket, but I think his biggest strength is his court vision. His basketball knowledge is amazing, too, and that makes him kind of an extension of the coach on the floor. He does those little things. Seeing the game is his biggest strength. “Zyler was also asked to be a facilitator last year, but we’ll need him to score more this season,” he said. “He’s really developed his inside game. He’s not a big kid, but he’s not at all afraid to go inside. He’s quick and he’s strong, and we’ll look for good things from him on defense as well.” There are three other seniors on the squad in Dezmond Hudson, Calvin Milligan and Matt Slonaker. The latter two are off the golf team and neither has played basketball since they were freshmen. But Snyder is glad to have them. “They are very coachable kids,” he said. “I really enjoy having them. We’ll ask them to do a lot of the little things. We won’t ask them to score a lot, but points will be welcome. At 6-3, Calvin is more of an outside player and can score out there.” There are a lot of juniors, including 5-10 Tyree Manley, Jacob Davis, who also did not play last year, 6-3 Preston Heath and Troy Rosengarten.

“Tyree was a point guard last year and we’ll ask him do that again,” said Snyder. “We feel like he’s one of our better shooters. Hopefully he can put the ball in the hole from beyond the arc. He’s a tough kid, and for being undersized, he’s not afraid of anything. His aggressiveness is one of his biggest assets. “Jacob is a great kid and probably our best overall athlete in terms of running and jumping,” he continued. “He’s about 6-1 or 6-2 and will do some damage inside. He’ll be fun to watch. “Preston is one of those guys who can play inside and outside, but his main strength is his rebounding and his toughness,” Snyder said. “He’s a hard-nosed kid who won’t back down. We think he can do a lot of the dirty work. And Troy is every coach’s dream. He’s a kid that will do anything you want him to and play as hard as he can.” There are also three more sophomores in Jaylen Herd, Gold Barnes and Jordan Fox. Barnes is 6-7. “I think Jaylen will be a big player for us,” said Snyder. “He’s grown quite a bit and is a lot more athletic and stronger. He’s a slasher, a real good cutter and driver. And he’s a good defender. Gold puts a smile on my face just because of his size. He’s a very hard worker and his biggest strength is defense. I think he can really help us. He’s a great shot-blocker. Jordan has a lot of basketball savvy and does a good job defending.” Snyder said it’s hard to know what to expect, but he can make at least one guarantee. “They love playing basketball and they play extremely hard,” he said. “And we won’t be scared. With what we lost, a lot of people might say we’re rebuilding, but our seniors don’t want to hear that. They want to win games and I think we’re capable of it. I think we can score points, but I’m interested to see how we react defensively. And I’m real concerned about the rebounding battle.We’re going to have to scrap and battle for every rebound. And how we respond to adversity will be a key. We’re a young team and there will be adversity. But we have tough kids.” He said for the most part, the Jackets will look for the good shot. “We’re not going to be shy about upping the pace, but we’re not going to be in a hurry either. I think we have a nice combination of guys who can score off the pass and off the dribble.” He said there will be two freshmen who will split time between varsity and junior varsity in Connor Echols and Eric Beigel.

Girls basketball Sidney High’s girls have their third head coach in the past three seasons, with Megan Mummey taking over for Greg Snyder, who moved to the boys head

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THE SIDNEY High boys have a new coach this season in Greg Snyder, who moves over from the girls team. He has four seniors on this year’s squad, in-

cluding (l-r) Zyler White, Dezmond Hudson, Calvin Milligan and Matt Slonaker.

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SIDNEY’S GIRLS basketball program has a new coach in Megan Mummey this season. She has three seniors to help her in her first sason, including (lr) Kia Perrin, Angela McBride and Haylie Fogt. coaching position after one campaign with the Lady Jackets. She has her top scorer back in Konner Harris, but she suffered a knee injury that kept her out of soccer, and she isn’t expected to play for Mummey until January. With her sidelined, there aren’t many points returning this season. “Being a first year head coach, I wasn’t sure what to expect when taking this position,” said Mummey, whose sister Stacey Goffena is the head girls soccer coach at the school. “I was nervous that I wouldn’t be able to take on such a big role. Being a graduate of Sidney High I have such a great supporting cast, it has made my job easier. I know I’m taking on a large challenge, but hopefully my intensity and positive attitude will have these girls wanting to win instead of just expecting to lose. “Overall, I am happy with the way our girls have responded and caught on to everything,“ she added. “There are many times when I’m re-teaching fundamentals and basic things in practice. However, we cannot expect to challenge people if we don’t know the basics. I have expected the girls to practice hard from start to finish and they have responded well. We are

gradually getting better in both our performance and attitude. “ The Lady Jackets finished at 3-18 last season, and face another tough schedule this season. “As always, playing in such a competitive league like the GWOC, I know things are going to be very challenging, not to mention we have lost quite a bit from last year’s 3-18 team,” said Mummey. “Those being Brittany Koester (second-leading scorer and leading rebounder) due to graduation, Konner Harris out with an knee injury, and Kaitlyn Wolfe not returning due to injury. I am looking for people to step up and fill shoes. That’s very tough when we don’t have a lot of varsity experience or scorers returning. Only three girls return with varsity letters. One thing we do have in our

favor is great leaders. I am trying my best to change the perspective of the team and have girls step up and take ownership.” She said she plans on keeping just eight girls on the varsity, and they will be expected to push the ball up the floor. “So we are going to have to be in great shape,” she said. “We have to push the ball and pressure teams and make sure we take advantage of our opponents’ mistakes and not make unforced errors on our end. I think we have the ability to do all those things.” In addition to Harris, returning is Monique Hanayik, who averaged 3.4 points last year. “She might be our best overall shooter,” Mummey said. “I’m looking for her to average 10 to 12 points a game this year. She has great instincts and will have to

make smart decisions. Lauren Elmore was the team’s second-leading rebounder last season at 5.1 per game. She will be at point guard. “She has the ability to dominate as a point guard. She has all the skills required, but needs to push herself more. She doesn’t have a lot of height, but her speed gets her to the bucket quick. I will be asking a lot from Lauren this season and she has to be able to score and not foul,” the coach said. Angela McBride transferred from Lehman and is a welcome addition. “She worked hard in the offseason and is a positive leader, so I look for great things from her. She really gives it her all in practice and I hope it transitions over to the game,” Mummey said. Kia Perrin did not play last year but will start and be a captain. “She has a great 10-to15 foot jump shot and needs to take more initiative and be a scorer,” Mummey said. “I have high hopes for Kia to step up and lead this team.” Haylie Fogt is a senior but is in only her second year playing basketball. She is looking for playing time this season. Kelia Ford is the backup point guard. “She will see a lot of minutes at the one and two guard,”said Mummey. “I think she gives us more quickness to be able to defend and push the ball, and she works hard.” Lindsey Sturwold saw some varsity action last year as well. “I am counting on her,” said Mummey.

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10 lettermen return for Jacket wrestling “I am putting a lot on Lindsey this year to be big inside and score down low. She has great ability and strength, but just needs confidence to dominate down low. She is a lefty, but can play either side of the block. For us to be successful this season Lindsey will have to play big and stay out of foul trouble.” Kelsie Webb rounds out the roster and will come off the bench. Mummey said she can post up inside and step out for the 10 to 15footer.


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SIDNEY HAS five senior bowlers returning, including two-time state qualifier Trent Knoop. From the

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LONGTIME SIDNEY wrestling coach Jim McCracken is in his 33rd season and has 10 lettermen returning, including Cody Davis (left), an alternate to the state meet last season, and Derek Spangler, who finished eighth at state. 220/285. “He made the most of every opportunity we gave him,” said McCracken. “He has made tremendous improvement in the past two seasons. We look for him to continue to better himself throughout his career.” Ryan Penley was 1415 last season and will wrestle at 152/160. “He had a great start last season, but I know he was disappointed with some of his performances late in the year,” said McCracken. “That desire should help him improve this year as a sophomore.” Rhett Rosengarten is another sophomore who lettered last year as a freshman, and will be at 132. “He performed well in varsity meets (6-4),” said McCracken. “And he was 19-5 in reserve action. He’s a true competitor and will see a lot of varsity action.” The final retiree is Levi Fitzpatrick at 286. He was 7-5 in varsity action last year. “He too made the most of his opportunities,” said McCracken. “Levi will give everything has each trip to the mat and I look for him to improve greatly.” Among the other wrestlers to watch, according to the coach, are junior Dalton Scoggins at 152/160, sophomore Dayvon Madden at 120/126, sophomore Noah Stramen at 182/195, and sophomore Dionte Findlay at 195/220. He also says the incoming freshmen “crop” could be one of the best he’s had in a

while. Garrick Ginter, Logan Calvert and Alex Willman were a combined 81-1 last year in junior high, and Ginter was undefeated in both his seventh and eighth grade seasons and placed fourth at the junior high state meet. McCracken also said he looks for contributions from Jeremiah Slagle and Jared Tangeman. “We should have a good year overall,” McCracken summed up. “We have 10 lettermen back, four of those were district qualifiers. Last year’s squad went 17-3 in dual meets (school record) placed 8th in the GWOC and 3rd in the Sectionals. We should have a good mixture of experience and youth, to be competitive not only in dual meets but to place high in most of the tournaments. Several of our top kids had offseason operations that could affect us in the early portion of the season. We do have a logjam of talented wrestlers in our middle weight classes that we need to space out to fill as many weight classes as possible, especially during dual matches. It will be interesting

what weight class all those kids end up in. Alpha Certification will have a major role in what Sidney’s lineup will be for the end of the season. “The schedule is nearly the same as last year, the only difference will be the addition of the Top Gun Tournament. It’s one of the toughest tournaments in the Midwest. We attended it for three or four years and did well. I really think our kids are ready for this type of competition. “The GWOC will be loaded again this year. It’s one of the toughest leagues for wrestling in Ohio. Look for Vandalia and Sidney along with an improving Troy squad to be competing for the GWOC North title. The postseason will have a new look this season. All Dayton area schools will travel to Fairfield for the district. Competing in the Dayton sectionals will be Lakota East and West, Middletown, and Tallawanda. Those four teams will have an impact on how many Sidney wrestlers qualify for the district meet.”

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or girls bowling at Sidney this season, with head coach Angie Mentges losing only one boy and two girls to graduation from last season. The girls were 19-3 last season and finished second in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North behind Troy, and third overall in the conference. The Lady Jackets then went on to win the sectional and fell just 78 pins shy of advancing out of the district. The boys had an 1111 record last season and placed fifth in the GWOC North. The Jackets did win the Buckeye High School Classic, held by Ohio State, as did the girls. Bethany Pellman is back for her senior season after earning firstteam All-North last year and placing fifth individually in the GWOC tournament. Also returning are juniors Michelle Abbott, Shelbie Anderson, Ashleigh Harris and Ally Kittle. Abbott and Anderson were both second-team All-North last season, and Anderson was first in the sectionals. “Ashleigh and Ally were both instrumental in leading the JV team to a second place finish in the GWOC JV tournament,” said Mentges. “Ashleigh was first overall and Ally third.” For the boys, Trent Knopp headlines the returnees. He finished 10th in the sate meet last year and on the first day of tryouts this season, he rolled the third 300 game of his career. “Last season, we have 12 veterans and 15 rookies total,” said Mentges. “The boys team had seven rookies that are returning this year. These guys bowled well for their first year last year and many bowled as swing players competing at both the JV and varsity levels. Having one year of experience is going to give

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Jim McCracken has been the head coach at Sidney for 33 years now and has coached two state champions, eight state placers and 29 state qualifiers, not to mention countless league champions and district qualifiers. This year should add to those totals as McCracken welcomes back 10 lettermen from last year, including one of those state placers, senior Derek Spangler, who was eighth at 145 pounds, and senior Cody Davis, who was a state alternate at 119. Both will move up at least one weight class this year. Spangler was the team MVP last season and is a three-year letterman. He was 41-10 last season. “We look for leadership from Derek both on and off the mat” said McCracken. “He was an Academic All-Ohio with a 3.66 GPA. We look for him to shine at this year’s state meet, placing high on the stand. Cody led the team in pins last year with 24 and was 39-7 overall. He has a career record of 98-30, and is capable of qualifying and placing at state.” Also back is senior Alex Blosser, who was a district alternate last season at 130. He’s a three-year letterman also. “Alex needs to become more aggressive, not waiting on his opponents’ movement first,” said McCracken. Junior Mason Calvert was a district qualifier last season and finished with a 3215 record. “Consistency from match to match is going to be a key to Mason’s success this season,” McCracken said. “He must also use his aggressiveness to his advantage. If all goes well, he could qualify for the big show in March.” Junior Jacob Lochard carved out a 16-10 record last year and is a two-year lettermen who will wrestle at 220. He was the 2011 most improve wrestler on the squad. “He could surprise both coaches and opponents this year,” McCracken said. “He must stay focused in every bout.” Junior Jacob Sharp at 113 was a district qualifier and finished with a 27-12 record. He was named rookie of the year and also won the Coaches Award at the postseason banquet. “He’s very coachable and never gives up,” said the coach. “He works hard on a daily basis. He was outstanding last year and we look for him to have another good year this year.” Also back is Junior Maurice Ickes at

them a confidence boost this year. Michael Barber put in a lot of time on the lanes this past summer and his game has improved greatly. “This will be our second year to have four teams: varsity boys and girls and JV boys and girls,” said Mentges. “We have approximately the same total number of bowlers that we had last year, but this year there are only nine rookies compared to 15 last season. The fact that we have a large number of bowlers (19) walking in with some good basic skills is a plus. The challenge will be two coaches working with 28 bowlers. “The girls will expect nothing less than to win the GWOC this year and to be at the state tournament again. Losing to Piqua near the end of last season was disappointing for the girls. They didn’t bowl their best that day. At District the girls score was near the top five all day long but we didn’t get the pins to carry in baker. We’ve focused on spare shooting with a plastic ball a lot this season and I know this will give all our bowlers additional confidence. “Our boy’s team was extremely young last season (more rookies than veterans). For most of them they had never traveled to different bowling alleys before, even though most had a decent bowling background. The experience they gained last year in competition and the successes that our program has had will create a thirst for the win in our boys this year. Trent Knoop will no doubt have his best season yet. He keeps working his game and making improvements. I’m hoping he gets to throw another 300, this time during high school competition, setting a new boys record. Trent is a member of both boys team records and he holds the record for high two-game series. Dru Olding holds the high game record for the boys with a 290, set in January of 2010.” She also talked about the league, which has sent more teams to state than any other conference in the state. “Bowling is not a defensive sport. It is an offensive sport,” she said. “Worrying about your competition will do you no good; in fact it just brings down your mental game. Your best offense is self-confidence and a positive outlook. One of the great attributes of the sport of high school bowling is the comradeship that bowlers share with each other regardless of what team they are on. The GWOC has had more teams at the state competition than any other conference in the state.

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Northmont transfer could be key for Cavs Veteran coach Gene Goodwin takes over girls basketball ing scorer, and that’s the situation for Williams. Alex Baker is the lone starter returning from last year’s Lehman team, and he led the Cavaliers in scoring with a 14.7 average. “Alex had some excellent games for us,” said Williams. “And he’s a lot stronger this year. He had a good year last year even though he had an injured wrist when practice started. He’s 100 percent this year, and he’ll be a real weapon for us.” There is another “starter” returning, but he did so at Northmont. Solomon King White, a senior, was the starting point guard for the Thunderbolts last year in the Greater Western Ohio Conference, and he averaged 6.6 points and 3.4 assists per game. “He brings leadership to the program and the ability to be creative on his shot,” said Williams. “And he definitely has a competitor’s mentality that will hopefully win some games for us. He’s about 5-9, he’s a lefty, and he has tremendous quickness.” Williams has plenty of size inside, too, leading him to think the Cavaliers will be “solid on the boards.” Michael Jacob is a 65 junior who Williams says will be a key player inside, and he

also has 6-4 sophomore James Rego. “He’s our back-to-the-basket player,” Williams said of Rego. “He can score around the basket, is a good defender, and will be a shot-blocker, too.’ And there’s also Ben Thieman, who is close to 6-3. He competed in the State Golf Tournament this fall, and was one of the top linksters in the area. “He will help out a lot,” said Williams. “He’s just a freak athlete.” Junior Connor Richard is also a guard and is coming back from an injury. And another junior, Therron Goins, will spell King White at the point and play offguard. “He’s probably the toughest little guy (5-9) you’ve ever been around,” Williams said of Goins. There are a couple more sophomores in the mix in Drew Westerheide, who will be the backup point guard, John Husa and Josh Smith. And he’s also expecting contributions from a couple of freshmen in Jackson Frantz and Greg Spearman. “They will all play because we’re going to get it out and go,” he said. “We have to be tough on defense, especially when you’re playing fast. Last year, we didn’t have the depth we needed, and we got tired early. So we slowed it down a little.

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ALEX BAKER is one of the key returning players for second-year Lehman coach Isaiah Williams this season. Baker led the Cavaliers in scoring last season with a 14.7 average. This year will be different. If they go fast, we can do better. “The schedule is really tough this year and hopefully that will help us grow up fast,” he added.

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Lehman’s new head girls basketball coach Gene Goodwin was an assistant coach last season when the Lady Cavs won 12 games under Mark Lindenauer. He has moved on, and there isn’t a lot of experience left behind for Goodwin, who recently became a head girls coach for the first time after being a head boys coach at MendonUnion and Fairlawn. The news isn’t all bad. He has three starters back from last season, but there is no experience after that. And there’s a potential problem on the horizon — there are no juniors in the program. “No experience behind those three returning starters,” said Goodwin. “We only have 13 or 14 girls in the program, and with no juniors, five are freshmen and three are sophomores. But it is what it is. You lose a class the size of school we are, it’s devastating. But we still plan to go up-tempo and see what happens.” He has an excellent scorer returning in senior Lindsey Spearman, who went for about 16.5 points per game last season to lead Lehman and finish as the top scorer in the area. “She’ll be our outside threat,” said Goodwin. “We’ll hop on her shoulders early and hope some other girls can SDN File Photo step up and do what we LEHMAN RETURNS the area’s leading scorer from last season in Lindsey need.” Spearman, shown here in action last season. The other two return-



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ing starters are also seniors in Paxton Hatcher and Kandis Sergeant, who is around 5-foot-10. “We’re really going to need Paxton to step up,” Goodwin said. “Kandis can score, but she didn’t get enough touches last year. About the only time she touched the ball was on a rebound. We have to get the ball inside to her and make her presence felt this year.” Julia Harrelson is a sophomore who will probably run the point for the Lady Cavs, but Goodwin said the other spot is wide open. Two seniors are definitely in the mix in Maria Yannucci and Katie Williams. “They both play hard,” said Goodwin. “Karie has been a pleasant surprise. She has worked hard,” Goodwin said. He said those six will be the main group of players this season, “unless we get some surprises off the volleyball team.” The volleyball team again had a long season, advancing all the way to the regional finals before bowing out. Despite the lack of experience, and numbers, Goodwin is convinced the up-tempo game is the way to go. “I think that makes it fun,” he said. “Rather than walk the ball up the floor. We’re not physical enough to dominate people, so we have to try to beat them down the court. “Rebounding will be a big problem, but we’re

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working on it every day,” he added. “I’d like to say we’re going to go 20-0, but realistically, .500 would be a very successful season. If we can survive our first 10 games, we’ll be okay. But those first 10 include some real tough opponents, like Marion Local, Sidney, Minster, Fort Loramie, St. Marys… We’re going to learn a lot about ourselves early on. What we’re trying to do is make it fun and interesting. And play the game like it should be played.”


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Isaiah Williams is looking forward to season No. 2 as the head boys basketball coach at Lehman, and with added depth, and a prized transfer student, he thinks his Cavaliers can improve on last year’s 12-12 record. Williams took over at Lehman and became a head coach for the first time last year, after stints as an assistant coach at Wayne High School in Huber Heights. This year’s squad will be young again, with only one returning starter, but with more depth than a year ago, he looks for a faster pace this year, which he thinks will lead to better things. “We’re going to be young, with only a few seniors, but we’re going to be more experienced than people think,” Williams said. “I thought last year was a success with the things we had to overcome, like a late start because of football, and a new coach and system. I thought we did well. But I learned that our preparation has to be better. We have to get more out of our practices every night, and we all have to focus on our next opponent, instead of looking ahead.” When you only have one starter back, it’s nice that it’s your lead-


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County player of the year returns Huffer takes over in girls basketball “And he’s played well defensively for us. Teams are going to have to be aware of him from the three.” Junior Eric Ryder is 6-4 and played primarily JV last season, but he did play some varsity ball toward the end of the campaign. “He’s a wide body and his biggest strength is his rebounding. He’s very tenacious on the glass.” Junior Levi Winner is 6-3, and he played all varsity last season as a sophomore, and some as a freshmen before sustaining a shoulder injury. “He brings a lot of different things because he’s very versatile,” Elchert said. “Probably his greatest asset is his defensive ability. He can guard inside and outside, he’s fast and strong, and he’s good from 15 feet on in.” He said the seventh and eighth spots are up in the air because there are a lot of players he feels he can turn to on a given night. Among those in the mix are juniors Nathan Hensley, Nathan Wahrer and Christian Mabry, and a freshman in Gavin Wildermuth. “No doubt there are some things we need to improve on, and I’m basing that on what I saw over the summer,” Elchert said. “We had lapses in scoring. As many guys as I feel can put the ball in the hole, there were a few times where we went through those stretches. I think some of it was some of our main guys lose their aggressiveness, and sometimes it’s poor shot selection. So we need to improve on those things.”

Girls basketball Former Lady Tiger standout Makaine Huffer has taken over the Jackson Center girls basketball program from longtime coach Gregg Gooding, and inherits a team with some talented players back from last season, when the record was 16-6. “It’s gone well,” said Huffer. “It was a little bit of a struggle, with the volleyball team going far in the tournament. But the girls are working hard to learn the new things we’re introducing this season. I think we can be pretty good again. We have the talent to be where we want to be. It’s just a matter of whether the girls want to work hard, and they have so far.” She lost an outstanding player to graduation in Taylor Cummons, but she has her leading scorer back from last season in senior Brooke Richard, who finished third in the area in points per game at 14.1. She was the team’s top shooter last year, at 45 percent overall. “Brooke is my only senior and I think she knows she needs to be the leader out there this year. She really played well last year.” Also back is Brittany Foster, a 5-foot-9 junior. “I look for her to be another four scorers,” said Huffer. “We don’t have a lot of height, so she will have to fill those shoes.

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JACKSON CENTER has a new head girls basketball coach this season in former Lady Tiger standout Makaine Huffer. She has several key players She went to the boards hard and played well inside last season.” Hannah Meyer is a junior who has seen varsity action since she was a freshman. “She probably has the most varsity experience of anybody on our team,” said Huffer. “Hannah has done well and she was a great leader while Brooke was in volleyball. She is probably going to be one of the players who bring the ball up, and I also look for her to score for us. She will be my starting point guard.” Brooke Gates is another junior that Huffer is looking to more on the defensive end. “She’s not a strong shooter, but I think she’s going to be a great rebounder,” she said. “She’ll be a defensive stopper, too. She will have to play big, but she will also probably fill in at the four spot. She does a good job of getting to the basket.” The final junior is Jessica Wren, who Huffer said may swing back and forth between varsity and junior varsity this season. “She plays hard and is a great motivator,” said Huffer. “And that’s what we need out of her. She gets in there and does what we need her to do.” There are two sophomores in Courtney Gies and Liz Sailor. She said Gies will also likely see some JV time while Sailor will be in the post for Huffer’s squad. “We’re looking for her to be a contributor,” she said of Sailor. “She’ll do some damage on the board. She will be our big player inside. We need her to play big, and she’s been doing well and is very coachable. “Courtney was an outstanding volleyball

back, including (l-r) Brittany Foster, Brooke Richard and Hannah Meyer.

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JACKSON CENTER has a lot of talent returning this season as the Tigers take aim at a County title. On the left is Troy Opperman, and next to him is Andy Hoying, who was the County player of the year last season. player and she really hustles after the ball and gets after it,” she added. Kaneta Schaub is also in the mix. “She’s a short little thing, but another coachable player,” said Huffer. “She is by far the top hustler. She really gets after it at both ends.” Huffer also is looking for help from a couple of freshmen in Haley Elchert and Courtney Zimpfer. “I look for both of them to play quite a

bit on varsity,” Huffer said. “Haley has a great shot. She’s skinny as a rail, so hopefully she’s tough enough. Courtney will be a key player as well. She will probably be full-time varsity. In eighth grade, both girls did really well so I look for them to step right in.” Chelsea Finkenbine is another inside player who will likely see time on both JV and varsity. “She goes to the boards well, and we’ll need

that,” said Huffer. The Lady Tigers don’t have a lot of size, so Huffer plans to push the ball up the floor. “We have a lot of young talent and they’re eager to learn,” she said. “Height might be a disadvantage, but hopefully with the new things, we can score enough points. I think because of our size, we’ll be looking to get up and down the floor. It will take time, but we’re getting there.”


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JACKSON CENTER – If there is truly a preseason favorite in the County in boys basketball this season, it might be hard to look any further than the Jackson Center Tigers. Head coach Scott Elchert not only has a solid nucleus returning off a team that was 16-6 last year and finished third in the County, he also has the County Player of the Year returning in senior Andy Hoying. “We feel very good about the nucleus we have coming back,” Elchert said. “We feel like we have a lot of different weapon in a lot of different areas. But people will start with Andy. He’s multi-dimensional. I’ve been down this road before myself, and I’m sure there are coaches out there who will say ‘he’s back another year?’ But we feel like we have other kids, too.” The 6-foot-4 Hoying averaged 14.1 points and led the Tigers in rebounding at 8.8, which was second in the area. He led the Tigers in assists with 81 during the regular season and he knows how to get to the line. He had 137 free throw attempts during the regular season last year, tops in the area. And he hit 67.4 percent of them. “Andy could be classified as Mr. Consistency,” Elchert said. “He can do so many things well. If he has an off-night scoring, his defense is always constant and his rebounding is always good. He can handle the ball, pass well, and the other players are comfortable playing with him.” But Elchert is right when he says Hoying isn’t alone. Even though the Tigers lost their top scorer, Jacob Mann, to graduation, there is a lot of firepower returning thanks mainly to a strong junior class. Elchert’s son Trey is lethal from beyond the arc, hitting 36 percent last season, and Alex Meyer, a classmate, was second on the team in three-point percentage at 32.5. “Trey will run the point for us,” Elchert said. “We feel very good about him being at the point. He gets us into what we need to be in. Alex will also be on the point some, but Alex can score in a variety of ways. He’s good from three-point range, and he’s got a great midrange game, which is maybe a rarity in this day and age. People talk about their inside players or a sharpshooter from three, but they don’t talk about mid-range. Alex is very effective at catching the ball, taking one or two dribbles and putting up the 12 to 15 footer. When he’s in the wing area, he’s also very good at using the glass.” Troy Opperman had a good summer, Elchert said, and will be a key for the Tigers. “He’s always been a very good shooter from the outside, but he’s grown and gotten much stronger,” Elchert said.

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Two starters back for state champs New era begins in boys basketball

Boys basketball It’s the beginning of a new era in boys basketball at Anna, with former Rocket standout Nate Barhorst taking over for Matt Meyer, who stepped away from coaching following last season. It’s big shoes to fill for Barhorst. Meyer had a lot of success, including one trip to the final four. “A lot of the same principles will be applied,” said Barhorst. “There are a few things we’ve tweaked with the different personnel. For instance, we don’t have the speed we’ve had in the past, so we’re trying to use our speed and strength more this year. But the fundamentals remain the same.” He has a veteran team for his first head coaching position, with six seniors on the squad, including Matt Meyer’s son Jay, who was the team’s secondleading scorer at 11.5 per game last season. He’s an outstanding shooter, hitting 39 percent from three-point range and 43.6 percent overall. And he’s a 70 percent free throw shooter. “He’s going to be a key contributor,”

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THESE SIX seniors greeted new head boys basketball coach Nate Barhorst at Anna. In the front (l-r) are Maverick Long, Josh Seger and Nick Reier. Barhorst said. “At 6-3, Jay can go inside or outside. He’s going to be a guy we look to, but we have other kids that we feel can get us buckets when we need them.” Among those is another senior in Maverick Long, a wide-body type from the football team who has plenty of basketball skills as well, according to Barhorst. “Maverick gives us that strength,” Barhorst said. “And he also has the ability to take it to the hole. Yes, he’s a wide body but he has good ball-handling skills.” Nick Reier, another senior who had a good football season, is the same kind of player as Long, and Josh Seger is a senior who Barhorst said is court savvy, with a good outside shot. Derek Gephart is a senior point guard who handles the ball well. “If he’s open, he’ll knock it down,” Barhorst said. “We look for him to be a good penetrator. He handles the ball well.” The final senior is Nate Metz,who has decent size at 6-3. He will fill in at a couple different spots, including inside. There are three juniors, led by Chandon Williams, a 6-1 slasher who is also coming off an excellent football season. “We are expecting a lot out of him,” said Barhorst. “He will more than likely find himself in the starting rotation as the two or three guard. He can attack the hole. He’s a slasher who can get it to the basket.”

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THE DEFENDING Division III state champions are the Anna Lady Rockets, and there are three senior girls ready to lead the team to another big season. From the left, they are Kyleigh Overbey, Ashley Frohne and Morgan Huelskamp. Also a junior, 6-4 Craig Berning will be a key player inside. “He has good size and great moves underneath,” said Barhorst. “His game just keeps improving year to year and we hope he keeps that up. And he’s getting stronger each year.” He also has junior Brad Boyd, who will be a two or three guard. “Good outside shooter with good instincts on the court,” the coach said. There are also two sophomores in the mix, including Carter Bensman, who will play the point and two guard, and Joel Albers, who at 6-4 will be in the post. “He’s grown so much

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over the summer, with his skill development. We like what we’re seeing so far,” Barhorst said. With that list of players, Barhorst is confident that he’ll have a solid bench to turn to. “We think we’re going to have a deep bench this year,” he said. “And be confident in going with anybody. We’re still looking at who can do what, but we’re starting to get a feel that we can plug anybody in there.” He says defense will be stressed. “That’s still one of the things that’s out there,” Barhorst said. “It’s something we’re stressing every day, try-

ing to get better at it every day. And we’re hoping that rebounding becomes one of our strong suits. We’re going to crash the boards.” He said winning the County title is always at the top of the list of goals. Anna dominated County play for several years until last season, when the Rockets were 5-7 in the league and 11-12 overall. “County will always be first, but we’re just taking it game by game,” Barhorst said. “We’re going to look to be an inside-out team, try to establish the inside game. But we need to develop that balance, too.”

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wilted many a team with their pressure last season. “We’re slowing the ball down a little more because we don’t have the scoring,” he said. “We’re going to get after it, but we’ll run some sets, too. Try to get the ball inside and get a good look. We don’t have three or four threepoint shooters like we did last year or the big girls inside, so we’ll have to be a little more patient.” He’s been pleased with the attitude this season. “The girls are pretty hungry, working hard and getting after it,” he said. “Even in practice, it looks like a game situation. When we toss that ball up, they play hard. Their expectations are that they want to do the things we did last year. It’s hard to repeat but they had a good summer. They played 40 games and went 34-6 against better competition.” Billing said he tried to play some D-I schools during the summer before last season, but they weren’t too interested in playing a D-III school. However, after the season the Lady Rockets had last year, “now they want to play us.” The Lady Rockets again start out with the New Bremen Tipoff Tournament. Last years, the tournament should have given an indication of what was to come. Anna handled D-I Centerville, a team that went on to finish with a 17-6 record. “We don’t have as much depth,” he said. “And not as much experience. Rebecca and Carrie played for four years, so that’s losing a lot of experience. Their parents worked hard and took those kids around to play from the time they were in the third and fourth grades.”


ANNA — Well, what do you do for an encore? The 2010-11 Anna Lady Rockets will likely go down as one of the best girls team in County history, finishing 27-1 and laying waste to the postseason tournament, including the two games in Columbus, to bring back the Division III state championship. There were some enormously talented girls on that squad that had played together for a long while, and some key players are gone, like Carrie Watkins, state tournament MVP Megan Fogt, and Rebecca Burch. Two of the three are playing college ball this winter. And even though he has some serious talent returning for this season, head coach Jack Billing knows full well what was lost. “We’re still trying to figure out who we are,” said Billing a week ago. “We lost two thousandpoint scorers, and an all-stater, and those girls really cranked it up the last two years. Right now we have about seven or eight kids in the mix and we’re trying to see who’s going to go where.” There are two returning starters back, including Billing’s daughter Natalie, who tied Fogt for the team lead in scoring last season at 13.9 per game, and was also second on the team in rebounding at 5.1 per game. In addition, she was the area leader in field goal percentage, hitting 119 of 190 shots during the regular season for 62.6 percent, the only player in the area to shoot over 60 percent from the field. The other returning starter is Ashley Frohne, who shot over 40 percent from the field, led the Lady Rockets in blocked shots last season, was second on the team in steals, and third in assists. And she can score, too. “It’s nice having those two girls back,” Billing said. “But after them, there are a lot of girls battling for those other three spots.” Among the girls in the mix are Rachel Noffsinger, who might have an inside track since she’s six feet tall. Sydney Rioch is another junior. “She’s a physical player and definitely in the mix,” Billing said. Seniors Morgan Huelskamp and Kylie Overbey will battle for playing time. “I’ve coached them since the seventh grade,” Billing said. “They are good leaders. We’ll use them as press breakers. They played against the group from last year, so they can handle it.” Erica Huber is a junior who saw some varsity time last year. “She will take care of the ball for us,” Billing said. “She’s just a bruiser, as hard-nosed as they get.” Sophomore Krista Blankenship and freshman Kayla Bensman are also trying to work their way into some serious playing time. Billing said he may be forced to slow the Lady Rockets down a little this season. They


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Raiders will bank on depth this season Wealth of size back in girls BB we can do offensively and defensively depending on who is in the game. “Defensively, we’re really going to have to play good defense with this group,” he added. “I thought defensively, we just weren’t good enough last year. We gave up about 55 points a game, and that’s too many. We need to get better, so this group really has to work hard on defense.” There aren’t a lot of points returning from last season, but the potential is there. “Scoring is a question mark right now, and that’s another reason why we have to play good defense,” he said. “Because we’re not sure where our points are going to come from. I can see us having some balance. Treg can shoot well, and I think Brandon can score for us. We have some guys capable of averaging in double figures, but they can also average three or four assists, too. “One of the main reasons our focus is defense is because of those points,” he added. “One kind of feeds off the other.”

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LONGTIME RUSSIA coach Paul Bremigan has a host of senior players returning for this season. They include (l-r) Ethan Schafer, Corey Bremigan,

nel, nine of Russia’s top 12 players on the varsity last season are returning, and there is an abundance of size, so much so that the guards are every bit as tall as the inside players, maybe moreso. There are three seniors in Macy Monnin, Lexi Schoessow and Girls basketball Katelyn Herron. “I’m Russia will be a team expecting a lot out of to watch in the County them,” said King. “I’m looking to them for chase this season, and leadership, and they they won’t be hard to are all just solid kids find — they Lady that give you maxiRaiders will be the team whose guards are mum effort. And they are fundamentally taller than their post sound.” players. The junior class is That’s what secondwhere the size is. Ashyear coach Allan King ley Borchers is 6-foot-1 says about his squad, and will play a twowhich he thinks can guard. Shana Meyer is take a dramatic step 5-11, Becca Meyer 5-10 forward over last seaand Bethany York 5-10. son’s 9-12 overall “Shana is one of the record, which included four losses to Anna and smartest players we Fort Loramie, both state have. She really understands the game and tournament particigets the most out of her pants. “We had a very young ability,” said King. “Bethany is very athteam last season, with two seniors and a third letic, and a high jumper at state last year. Ashthat was injured the ley is athletic enough to whole season,” King play outside and Becca said. “The two that plays hard and gives us played both had good depth at a couple posiyears, but there was a tions.” lot of learning and the York and Shana first year in a new sysMeyer were the top two tem. So we pretty much rebounders on the team got what we expected last year at 6.0 and 5.3, out of last season. The respectively, and York main thing I was worwas the area’s thirdried about was growth best field goal shooter and development, and we had a lot of that last at 55.4 percent, and led year and over the sum- the Lady Raiders in steals with 43. mer.” There is a sophomore With that one year that King says will be a under his belt, King key figure for the Lady said things are going Raiders in 5-11 Camille much more smoothly this year, another rea- Puthoff, who worked her son for his optimism. way into the starting “The first day this lineup as a freshman. year was a perfect ex“She is a great athlete ample,” he said. “Our who is putting together practice 25 last year her basketball skills,” was our first practice King said. “She started this year. I didn’t have at the point midway on, to explain every drill, and this summer made or break everything leaps and bounds. She’s down. We’re farther definitely a scoring ahead and that can threat and her ability to only help us.” get to the basket sets In terms of personher apart.”

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BETHANY YORK (left) of Russia goes up for a block in action last season. York is one of a number of players returning this season for second-year coach Allan King. He has another 5-11 sophomore in Maggie Kearns, who played a lot of junior varsity but came on strong at the end of the year and had a great summer, according to King. “She continued to grow not only physically, but mentally she’s starting to learn to use what she has.” Taylor Borchers is another sophomore who King says is probably the team’s most aggressive player. She’s 5-5 and will play a lot at the point, and she may find herself on the wing, too.

“I think we can make some noise,” said King of his squad. “From doing what my ultimate goal is, we’re probably a year away, but I still think we can do great things this year. And there is a lot of anticipation from the community. We’re hoping to use rebounding as a key. Good defensive teams finish with a rebound. And we’re hoping to put up around 60 points a game. “Youth and inexperience in big games is a concern,” he went on. “In our conference there

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RUSSIA — Longtime Russia coach Paul Bremigan has good news for officials this basketball season — he probably won’t be chasing any of them down. For Bremigan, one of only two County coaches to reach the 300-win plateau, this has been a different kind of preseason. He missed a lot of it after undergoing knee replacement surgery early this month. He was hoping to return to the practice floor on election day, but after getting out to vote in the morning, he discovered he’d have to wait a little longer. “Spencer Cordonnier is my varsity assistant, and Dave Borchers has been my JV coach for a long time, and they took over,” Bremigan said. “So the kids were in good hands, and I talked to them a lot.” The Raiders have some experience back from a team that finished with an 11-10 record last season, but Bremigan got some bad news early on when returning point guard Colyn McEldowney, one of the team captains, found out he would need surgery on his foot, sidelining him for the entire season. “It’s really tough on a senior like Colyn is,” said Bremigan. “He lettered the last two years. But from a team standpoint, fortunately we’re strong at guard, so we should be able to overcome it.” The two remaining team captains are seniors Bryce Rittenhouse and Ethan Schafer, and they are both guards. There are three other seniors on the team, including 6-foot-9 Brandon Wilson, who Bremigan says is pretty much all the height the Raiders have. But that may be enough, since Wilson averaged just under double figures last season. “I think Brandon can be a double-double player for us,” Bremigan said, referring to scoring and rebounding. Jacob Monnin is a 6-3 senior who will play in the post, and Corey Bremigan, the coach’s son, is a 6-2 senior wingman. Juniors include 6-1 Treg Francis, a good shooter capable of scoring well, 6-2 wingman Austin Gariety, 6-3 post player Bryce Dues and 5-11 guard Trevor Sherman. “I think we can go eight or nine deep. It’s kind of up in the air as to who we’re going to play,” said Bremigan. “We have 13 freshmen in the program and six or seven sophomores, and we’d like to get them some playing time. They’ve been very successful in junior high.” The Raiders will be up-tempo again, and Bremigan is putting extra emphasis on the defense this year. “We want to be able to push the ball up the floor. That’s always been our No. 1 goal,” Bremigan said. “We’re not real big besides Brandon, so there might be times when we’re pretty small. So there are some different things



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Key injury big concern for Wildcats Five letter-winners back for Lady Wildcats MINSTER — Longtime Minster head coach Mike Lee has had a tumultuous preseason, worrying about injuries and trying to get along without many of his players, who are part of the school’s football team that played deep into the postseason. “We started out with nine kids at practice, then the band took three (trip to Florida), and then Doug Huber went down. So we got down to five,” said Lee, in his 19th year as the head coach. Huber is the biggest concern because he’s the leading returning scorer for Lee this season. He averaged 13.3 points per game last year, second on the squad behind the graduated Ross Heitkamp, and was the area leader in field goal percentage at 66, on 103 of 156.Lee said Huber went down on the first day of practice, and he feared it might be a season-ending knee injury. But he said recently that the injury was a dislocated kneecap. It will sideline Huber a month, at least, but he should be back. Huber is one of only three lettermen back for the Wildcats this season, the other two being Devon Poeppelman and Adam Niemeyer, both key members of the football team. Poeppelman missed several football games with a foot in-

jury, but returned late in the season. “Devon had broken bones in his foot,” said Lee. “He’s lettered the last two years and is still just a junior. We’re going to have to look for some offensive punch from him. He averaged eight or nine a game last season.” “Niemeyer is coming off a fine football season,” Lee added. “He lettered as a sophomore and is the football team’s quarterback. So he’s a leader. He will be running the point and will sometimes plan an off-guard spot.” There are two other seniors beside Huber in Austin Knapke and Ryan Hoying. “Between Austin and Adam, they are interchangeable at the one and two guards,” said Lee. “Austin spent most of his time at the JV level last year, but had a real good summer. Ryan is coming off a stress fracture in his thigh. He’s 63 and put together. He played at the JV level last year, but he’s shown excellent improvement. We think he can be a big contributor.” Sophomore Ethan Wolf may find himself in a key role if Huber is out for an extended period. Wolf is 6-5 and can step out away from the basket. “But he’s a rookie,” said Lee. “He’s going to be a work in progress, especially if we have to push him inside.”

Andrew Knapke is a junior who will be at a guard spot, and Vince Brown is a 6-2 junior who Lee is hoping can provide depth on the inside. Brandon Hoying, another sophomore, spent some time with the team over the summer and is another guard. Lee said this team will be much more under control than in the past, when they spread the floor and played wide open ball. “We’ll be much more under control,” Lee said. “We’re going to try to utilize our strengths, which is physical strength inside. We’re going to be more patient. Defensively, we were predominantly a man-to-man team. I think this group of kids, with a lot of work, will see improvement from week to week. I think we can be a pretty solid defensive team. My biggest concern is the time frame. What bodies are we going to have at 100 percent.”

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As has usually been the case under longtime Minster head coach Nann Stechschulte, the 2010-11 Lady Wildcats pushed deep into the postseason last year before bowing out and finishing with a 21-3 record, one year after SDN File Photo reaching the state tourDOUG HUBER of Minster puts up a shot against New Knoxville last season. nament. Huber brings back 13.3 points per game from last season, but will be out a This could be a differwith a dislocated kneecap. while ent sort of season, but Schmiesing and Kayla look for the Lady Wild- there,” said StechWuebker were all a cats to garner their schulte. “We’ll be mixpart of that state team share of victories, and ing it up defensively, two years ago.” challenge again in the and that will be dicShe expects the Midwest Athletic Contated by personnel. You league to be as good as ference. have to play to your ever. She has two two-year strengths.” “Delphos, Marion letter-winners back in Wuebker, meanwhile, 6-foot-2 senior Tara was second on the team Local, and Fort Recovery will all be good, and Clune and 5-7 senior in assists. Kayla Wuebker. She’s also looking for Versailles was real contributions from 5-10 young last year,” StechAlso back are letterschulte said. “And I winners Kayla Albers, a junior Bridget Geiger. hope we’re in the mix, “She was good on JV 5-7 senior, Samantha too.” Hoelscher, a 5-11 senior, last year and has a lot and Heather Schmiesing, of talent,” said StechSwimming/diving schulte. “She has no Minster has nine atha 5-11 senior. idea how good she can letes out for the swimSchmiesing will be ming/diving team this trying to play despite a be.” There are more junseason. torn ACL, and she has iors in 5-7 Taylor There are no seniors become quite an inspion the squad, but three ration to the rest of the Arnold, 5-7 Natalie Fausey, 5-6 Sara juniors, three sophosquad. Dahlinghaus and 5-6 mores and three fresh“It’s a tough thing,” Megan Liening, and a men. said Stechschulte. pair of sophomores in 5The juniors include “She’s been looking so 5 Kayla Richard and 5-7 Andy Borgs, Nick Kemforward to her senior Claire Fischer. per and Claire Mcseason, and then she “We’ll be a little dif- Gowan. has the knee injury. ferent this year,” said The sophomores are But she said she’s not the coach. “We lost a Kara Kitzmiller, Leah going down without a Niekamp and Dominic fight. She’s been rehab- lot of talent from last Slonkosky. bing it, and she’s going year, including two four-year starters. But And the three freshto play.” we have a good numen are Nikki BorgerdClune will be a key cleus returning. Tara ing, Seth Koenig and player for the Lady Clune, Heather Bridget McGowan. Wildcats. Last season, she led the team in rebounding at 5.8 per game, and led the area in blocked shots with 49, over twice as many SDN File Photo as the closest one to her. MINSTER RETURNS five players this season, including 6-foot-2 Tara Clune, “We’ll probably play shown here last season. She was the area’s top shot-blocker a year ago. more zone with Tara in 2343 W. Michigan Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365

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State team loses wealth of talent Redskins boys basketball loses all five starters ball. “She has the most experience,” said Siegel. “She’s our leading returning scorer and we expect her to score again. She can shoot the three, penetrate, and she sees the floor well. She can run the point, but we’ll probably use her in the three or four position.” Kylie Drees is a senior letter-winner. “She gives us tremendous leadership,” said Siegel. “She will get everybody on the same plate. Right now, she’’s playing both the point and shooting guard.” The third returnee is junior Reggi Brandewie, who Siegel said she expects to be one of her leading post players. “Even our returning players are young in terms of experience,” Siegel said. “They all have just one year of varsity experience.” There was another senior on the squad, Megan Chaney, who was trying her best to come back from two straight years with ACL knee injuries. Siegel reported midway through preseason that Chaney was just unable to perform the way she wanted, so she shut it down. “I have nothing but respect and admiration for her,” said Siegel. “She will definitely missed.” There are a host of juniors on the squad in Macy Turner, a pair of 5-10 players in Paige Ordean and Amanda Holdheide, and Meg Westerheide. “Meg got in with 1:30 left in the state semifinals and scored eight or ten

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FORT LORAMIE seniors Kylie Drees (left) and Megan Chaney pose during picture day at the school recently. Chaney will be sitting on the bench this season because of an injury. points,” Siegel said. “She has a very nice shot from the outside and will be our backup at the point. Amanda is a phenomenal rebounder. We practice rebounding every day, but you have to have that instinct, and Amanda has it. And Paige is a good shooter. She has the green light to shoot from anywhere on the floor.” There are also four

sophomores vying for varsity playing time in 5-6 Meg Westerheide, 511 Renee Meyer, 5-10 Julie Hoying and 5-7 Megan Imwalle. Westerheide is the two-time state cross country qualifier. “She is unbelievably fast,” said Siegel. “Her and Darian, that tandem is really fun to watch. Meg will be our starting point guard. She works her tail off and because she’s so fast, our transition game will be good.” She said rebounding and speed will be the team’s strengths, but there is still a big question mark. “Where will our scoring come from,” Siegel said. “That’s the big question right now. Who’s going to step up?”

Boys basketball Karl Ratermann doesn’t have a lot of familiar names or much scoring back from last season’s 17-6 County cochampionship team. But when you keep setting or approaching school records for the best defensive average in a season, you are bound to win a lot of games. The Redskins lost their top scorer and top rebounder from last season, and Ratermann expects the points to come from different players this season. “We broke the school record for defensive average my first two years here and last year we were off only by a point,” said Ratermann. “Our guys work hard at it and take a lot of pride in it. We’re looking for our defense to keep us in games, create some turnovers and get us SDN File Photo some easy baskets. We’ll AUSTIN LUEBKE puts up a shot in action last season against St. Henry. Lue- need to play well defensively because the main bke is one of the top returnees for the Redskins this season.

thing we’ll be searching for early on is scoring. We’ll probably have to rely on our defense.” There are two seniors that got a lot of playing time last season and contributed to the team’s success in 6foot-5 Austin Luebke and 6-2 Jake Cordonnier. “They didn’t score a lot but did a really good job rebounding and playing defense,” Ratermann said. “We’re looking for them to share in the scoring this season.” Ryan Humphreys’ story has been well-documented. He was back for his third year as the football team’s starting quarterback, but suffered a shoulder injury in the opening game of the season, one he is still contending with some three months later. “We’re looking for Ryan to be our point guard, but he is still recovering from the shoulder separation in football,” said Ratermann. “We’re just going to have to see what he’s going to be able to do. We’re hoping he’s ready to go and will be able to contribute.” There are two more seniors who played mainly on the junior varsity team last season in 5-10 Kyle Miracle and 6-1 Jared Albers. “They will have increased roles,” Ratermann said. “We challenged them to go down to the JV level last year and improve their game, and they did a great job. So they will be integral parts of our team. You couldn’t ask for any more out of those two guys. They will be key components of what we will do this year.”

The juniors include 6-1 Seth Guillozet, who filled in at quarterback for Humphreys on the football team and earned first-team allconference honors. Clay Hoying is a 6-4 post and sophomores Troy Benanzer, 6-2, Craig Fullenkamp, 5-8, and Logan McGee, 5-11, are also in the mix. “We’ll be looking for Clay and Seth to step up and help in the scoring,” said Ratermann. “The sophomores will play predominantly JV, but I can see situations where they will be asked to contribute. They add depth and athletic ability, and they have high energy. Their motors never stop running.” Raterman wants all the players to look to score. “Points came from different guys over the summer,” he said. “So I think we’ll score by committee and see how things shake out. We want all our guys to be a threat out there. We’ll have a couple of guys who will be our main scorers, but we want to get all of them to score.” He said a lack of experience is a key concern this season. “We lost five starters, so the experience is the big thing,” Ratermann said. “We had 20 basketball players on the football team so we got a late start, but at the same time, because of their success, and their competitive spirit, I think success will breed success. They come out and they expect to win, whatever sport they’re playing. It’s just that kind of attitude and that’s powerful.”

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FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie girls were part of the memorable 2010-11 season that saw three County teams, boys and girls, advance to the state tournament. The Lady Redskins were 10-2 in the league and finished with a 22-6 overall record, capping it off with a trip to the state championship game, where they lost to Harvest Prep, a school that eventually had to forfeit its state championship. It was a marvelous group of senior athletes that was key to Loramie’s success last year, and that means longtime head coach Carla Siegel lost a wealth of talent and leadership to graduation. But there are some experienced players back. “Those seniors last year, that was such a great group,” Siegel said. “I’m so proud of what they accomplished. They set the bar high and the girls on this year’s team saw what the hard work and determination can bring you. It’s easy to say we’re rebuilding after losing those girls, but these girls aren’t think that way. Their sights are set high and they want to be contenders.” There are three letter-winners returning this season, led by Darian Rose, who is still just a sophomore. A gifted all-around athlete, she can pretty much do it all. At 5-foot9, she can go to the boards, but she can also score and handle the



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No starters back for Lady Tigers BY KYLE SHANER Ohio Community Media VERSAILLES – Going into the 2011-12 season, the Versailles girls basketball team will have to overcome a lot of inexperience. Coach Jacki Stonebraker said she doesn't consider any of the players on her roster as returning starters from last year's team, which went 12-11 overall and 4-5 in the Midwest Athletic Conference. Some of the girls saw playing time last year, but the Lady Tigers constantly were changing up their lineup, so none of this year's players have much experience starting at the varsity level. With the lack of experience, it was difficult for Stonebraker to choose the players for the Versailles varsity team, she said, let alone decide on a starting five. Just like last year, she said, she anticipates changes being made to the lineup throughout the season. “It's all up in the air,” she said. “It could change from game to game.” A couple players Versailles expects to step up are Katie Grieshop and Chloe Warvel, Stonebraker said. Grieshop saw varsity time last year as a sophomore. Warvel, who moved to Versailles this year, saw varsity time for Greenville last year as a freshman. Sophomores Amanda Winner, Courtney Prenger, Kayla McEldowney, Brooke Pothast and Katie Heckman all saw varsity action as freshman last year and help make up part of Versailles' young core. But while the Lady Tigers are young, they have a chemistry that can't be taught, Stonebraker said. “We're still young, got a little bit of experience, but for the most

part they work well together, they have fun, they play well together,” she said. In addition to the team chemistry, Versailles' strengths this year will include its defense, which is quick, Stonebraker said. The team also has good guard play, she said. But the team has some big holes to fill, such as the one left by first team all-MAC player Lauren Rindler, who was a senior point guard last year for Versailles. The Lady Tigers also lost second team all-MAC player Cassie Prenger and honorable mention all-MAC player Lisa Cromwell to graduation. A player such as Rindler, who led the team with 9.3 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game last year, probably can't be replaced by one player, Stonebraker said, so the Lady Tigers will look for multiple girls to step up and fill the voids. Versailles will use the regular season to prepare for the Ohio High School Athletic Association tournament, Stonebraker said, as it looks for girls to step up. They have no specific goals for the number of games they win, rather looking to gain experience for the postseason. “We use our first 20 games as our practice games for our last eight tournament games,” she said. Stonebraker also said she has no idea how Versailles will stack up in the MAC this year, although she hopes to be in the top to the middle of the pack this season after finishing sixth in the league last year. “I think it's up for grabs again this year,” she said about the MAC. “I would be surprised if somebody runs the table.”


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CHRISTIAN ACADEMY has a new coach again this season, and he has a freshman-dominated team. But these two seniors are ready to make it a good

year. On the left is Jonathan Aukerman and on the right is David Wilcox.

Christian Academy boys have third coach in last three years The Christian Academy boys basketball team has its third head coach in the last three years as John Spencer takes over this season. He has five players returning from last season in 6-foot-4 senior David Wilcox, 5-8 senior Jonathan Aukerman, 61 junior Andrew Ditmer, 6-2 sophomore Aaron Amsden, and 6-4 sophomore Isaac Abbott. “Expectations will be to improve drastically on defense and on the offensive end to run a motion offense,” said Spencer. “ This is a tough year for the seniors who are experiencing change again, with their third coach in their four years. However they are getting started on the right track by returning back to some fundamental principles of basketball.” He said the Eagles will be looking to Wilcox for a lot. “Our team will be counting on Wilcox to play big offensively and defensively after miss-

ing half the season last year with a knee injury,” Spencer said. “We are counting on his leadership and passion for the game to help lead this team through a transitional season. Ditmer, Abbott, and Amsden are all big guys who will help crash the boards and have plenty of experience from a lot of play-


ing time last year.” He likes what he sees out of his freshman class. Of the 11 players on the roster, six are freshmen. They include 6-1 Craig Smith, 6-0 Derek Spencer, 5-10 John Kindig, 6-2 Nathan Brown, 6-1 Nick Gibson and 5-10 Patrick Ford. “Our freshman class


Final 2010-11 high school basketball standings BOYS All League W-L W-L County • Houston . . . . . . . . . . 10-2 20-6 Fort Loramie. . . . . . . . 10-2 17-6 16-6 Jackson Center . . . . . . . 7-5 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5 11-10 Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 11-12 airlawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 10-11 Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12 5-17 —— Greater Western Ohio Conference North Trotwood . . . . . . . . . . . 10-0 18-6 Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 16-7 Vandalia . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 12-9 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 8-13 Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 5-16 West Carrollton . . . . . . 1-9 1-20 Central Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-0 22-2 Northmont . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 1-7 Beavercreek . . . . . . . . . 5-5 8-13 Centerville . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 10-13 Fairmont . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 4-17 Springfield . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 5-16 “Many of them have South improved, which means Fairborn . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 15-8 that we should be conSpringboro . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 14-8 tenders in the meets Xenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 11-11 this season,” Jannides Miamisburg . . . . . . . . . 4-6 12-9 said. “We have speed West Carrollton . . . . . . 3-8 7-14 and versatility in the Lebanon . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 6-15 events so it will be an —— exciting year. The team Midwest Athletic Conference has the talent to field New Knoxville . . . . . . . 8-1 18-4 two teams for each of Versailles . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 17-6 the three free relay Minster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4 18-6 events, and we also Fort Recovery . . . . . . . . 5-4 13-9 have the talent to have Marion Local. . . . . . . . . 5-4 13-9 at least two swimmers Delphos St. John’s . . . . 5-4 10-13 in each event, which we St. Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 11-10 have not been able to do New Bremen . . . . . . . . . 4-5 7-14 in recent years.” Coldwater . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 6-16 Swimmers to watch Parkway . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9 5-16 include Marshall Grant —— Evans, Cody Manger, Others Ethan Dyer and Blair Lehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-12 Wilson, all seniors, junRiverside . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 3-18 iors Wagner Huskey and Austin Oder, and sophomore Newell Voress. ONLINE “The entire boys News, Weather, Sports team will be active and Your Community it should be an exciting year,” she said.

Jacket swimmers have young talent The returning seniors are Amy Clark, Kayla Oldiges, Julianne Daltorio and Rebecca Thornton. The returning junior is Allison Neu, and back as sophomores are Maddi Homan, Ardy Li and Maleena Miller. “Many of the girls Swimming Longtime coach Mary also swim for the YMCA team or have for the Y Jannides lost a lot of in the past,” she said. seniors off last year’s “We are low in numbers, swimming and diving but the girls will be squad at Sidney, but says she has enough re- ready for competition.” The boys team, turning team members that it should be an in- meanwhile, has 18 swimmers this season, teresting year. and all but four are re“The girls team will be on the light side with turning. There are two freshmen in Andrew only 12 of them,” said Jensen and Ian Jannides. “All are returning swimmers and Stephens that are also members of the YMCA new on the squad are team, and are highly exjunior Ivy Morrow and freshman Kieran Freis- perience and should add tuhler, who are learning to the strength of the the ropes very fast.” team,” Jannides said.


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GIRLS County • Anna. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 27-1 22-6 • Fort Loramie . . . . . . 10-2 Jackson Center . . . . . . . 8-4 16-8 Houston. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 12-11 Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-8 9-12 Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 4-17 0-21 Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12 —— Greater Western Ohio Conference North 14-6 Trotwood . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 15-7 Vandalia . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 11-9 Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 11-11 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8 3-18 Piqua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9 4-17 Central • Fairmont . . . . . . . . . 10-0 26-2 Centerville . . . . . . . . . . 8-2 17-6 Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 14-8 Beavercreek . . . . . . . . . 4-6 8-13 Northmont . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 9-13 Springfield . . . . . . . . . 0-10 2-19 South Springboro . . . . . . . . . . 9-1 23-3 Fairborn . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1 21-3 Xenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 11-11 Miamisburg . . . . . . . . . 3-7 6-15 Lebanon . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 6-16 West Carrollton . . . . . 0-10 0-21 —— Midwest Athletic Conference Minster . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-0 21-3 • Fort Recovery . . . . . . 8-1 23-3 Delphos St. John’s . . . . 7-2 17-6 New Knoxville . . . . . . . 5-4 17-6 Marion Local. . . . . . . . . 5-4 13-9 Versailles . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 12-11 Coldwater . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 9-12 St. Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 7-15 New Bremen . . . . . . . . . 1-8 6-14 Parkway . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9 3-18 —— Others Lehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-10 Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 7-13

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“If you look at scores from the district tournaments the non-qualifiers from our district have higher scores than many of the qualifiers from other districts. We expect our competitors to be nothing less than top-notch.”

is loaded with potential, with Gibson, Kindig and Spencer coming on board,” the coach said. “Spencer will be starting at the point guard position and will be needed to help score often. We will be a young team that has the potential to mature and grow together for quite a few years.”




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Dougherty takes over as boys coach No seniors again in girls basketball NEW BREMEN — Adam Dougherty has some big shoes to fill at New Bremen in boy basketball, taking over for highly successful and longtime coach Mike Ernst, who stepped down after last season to spend more time with family. Dougherty is no stranger to coaching, having compiled an 8844 mark in five seasons in North Carolina. And he has reason to be optimistic, with the return of four starters off last year’s 7-14 squad. “Our expectations are high going into the season,” said Dougherty. “These guys invested a lot of time during the summer and we hope to get better every day and play our best in March.” He said Cardinal fans can expect a motion offense and a halfcourt man-to-man defense out of the team this season. “We play team defense well and share the ball well,” Dougherty said. “What we need to work on is perimeter shooting and attacking the rim.” He has projected his starting five, and they include at guards sixfoot senior Derek Bornhorst and 6-1 junior Parker Manger, a guard-forward Neven Frazee, a 6-1 senior, forward Troy Williams, a 6-6 senior, and point guard Aaron Clune, a 510 senior. All five are lettermen, and Clune is a three-year letter-winners. Williams has lettered twice going into the season. Clune averaged 10.3 points per game last season as well as 4.3 assists per game and 2.2 steals per game, leading the team in the latter two categories. He shot a healthy 34 percent from threepoint range. Williams, meanwhile, was New Bremen’s leading scorer last year, averaging 10.8 per game and shooting 53 percent from the floor. He led the Cardinals in rebounds at 7.0 per game and he was also a good shot-blocker, finishing the season with 34. Dougherty also has three other lettermen ready to come off the bench, including 6-2 senior Elliott Westerbeck, who averaged 9.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Brent Bertke, a 6-3 senior, and Justin Heitkamp, a 6-5 junior, also lettered last season. Non-lettermen set to contribute include seniors Ethan Elshoff and Jeff Kuenning, and juniors Luke Schwieterman, Trevor Kitzmiller and Sam Wendel. Dougherty is looking for good things from Bornhorst, and hopes he can get to the line. He shot 80 percent from the stripe last season. “He’s shown great improvement from a year ago,” said Dougherty. “He’s really worked on his skill level.”

Girls basketball For the second year in a row, New Bremen

girls coach Randy Eckert has no seniors on his roster. That might interfere with success on the floor, but it sure makes Eckert’s job easier in interviews. When asked what starters he has back this season, he doesn’t worry about naming them. He just says “all of them.” There is a numbers crunch at New Bremen, with Eckert having just 14 girls in the program to cover varsity and junior varsity games. And there isn’t a senior among them. “We have five juniors and two sophomores back, and that’s pretty much our varsity team,“ said Eckert,whose team was 7-14 overall and 4-5 in the Midwest Athletic Conference a year ago. “And we’ll have to bring a couple up off the JV team.” On the positive side, however, is having all his starters back, plus seven letter-winners in all from a year ago. Two of the girls scored in double figures last season, led by Kyle Otting, a 5-6 junior, at 10.5 per game. Hannah Holdren, a 5-8 junior, scored an even 10 per game during the regular season. The Lady Cardinals would have had their top rebounder back as well, but she decided not to come out this season. The other letter-winners are 5-4 junior Megan Brandt, 5-6 junior Samantha Luedeke, 5-8 junior Amber Paul, 5-8 junior Haley Moeller, 5-8 sophomore Karli Jones and 5-11 sophomore Julie Brown. Janelle Elking, a 5-8 sophomore, rounds out the varsity and will split time on the JV team. Eckert’s starters will likely be Otting, Holdren, Moeller, Brown and Jones. “I think Kyla and Hannah will do the bulk of the scoring,” he said. “But I think we can get points from other girls, like Julie and Karli. They’ve looked good in practice. I think we can be better than last year. We struggled early in the year but finished strong. If we can get off to a good start, that will be huge because this group tends to lose their confidence when they get down. But we have some juniors who are in their third year of varsity play, and we’re going to count on them a lot.” He said the Lady Cardinals will use a motion offense, but run when the opportunity presents itself. And they will play man on defense. “The biggest concern, with so few players, is we have to stay out of foul trouble,” said Eckert, who is in his second year as the head coach.

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NEW HEAD coach Adam Dougherty has a seniorladen team in his first year at the school. In the front are Aaron Clune (left), a three-year letterman,

and Derek Bornhorst. In the back (l-r) are Neven Frazee, Jeff Kuenning, Troy Williams, Brent Bertke, Ethan Elshoff and Elliott Westerbck

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SECOND-YEAR coach Randy Eckert has no seniors on his team for the second year in a row, meaning he has all five starters back. They are

Wisvari. The juniors on this year’s team are Natalie Heitkamp, Jill McClurg and Kristin Sprague, and the sophomores are Tarynn Clune, Mackenzie Howell and Brianna Paul. There are also four freshmen in Danielle Ahlers, Stephanie Brandt, Veronica Hirschfeld and Kaylie Squires. In boys swimming, there are three seniors in Matthew Flaute, Doug Kremer and Brandon Meyer, three juniors in Alex Feltz, Jacob Rutschilling and David Zirkle, three sophomores in Drew McClurg, Morgen Parlett and Kyle Swiger, and one freshman, Sami Wisvari. The swimmers won’t Swimming/diving open their season until New Bremen swim- Dec. 3, when they comming coach Cresta Rit- pete in the Van Wert Invitational. ter has an impressive roster to work with this season, with 14 girls and 10 boys out for the sport this winter. The girls include seniors Jenna Ahlers, 1451 N. Vandemark Rd., Sidney, OH 45365 Alexis Richter, Shannon Roediger and Christina

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WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW SIDNEY Boys basketball December 2 Springboro 6.......................Bellefontaine 9 Troy 16 Vandalia 17 .................................Xenia 20 ...........................Trotwood 23 Miamisburg 30 Northmont January 6 ...................................Piqua 7 Greenville Wayne 20..........................Greenville Lehman 27 Vandalia February Piqua 4 West Carrollton 10 ...................................Troy 11 ...............................Stivers 14 ............................Fairborn 17 Trotwood Girls basketball November 25................................Russia Lehman 30 ........................Northmont December 3...........................Springboro 7 ..............................Vandalia 10................................Wayne 14 Tecumseh Piqua 21 ...................................Troy January 4 Trotwood St. Henry 11 Fairborn 18.......................Miamisburg 21 Lebanon 28..........................Greenville February 1 Vandalia 4 ...................................Piqua 6 Greenville 8 Troy 11 ...........................Trotwood Wrestling December 3 ...............Sidney Dual Tour. 8 Stebbins 10 London Inv. Troy tri 29, Hol. Tour. January Beavercreek Inv. 10 ............................Super tri 13, 14 Alliance Inv. 25 Springfield tri February 3, 4 GWOC 9 Northmont Swimming/Diving December 10 ..................................Alter 11 ..............Botkins, Lehman Celina January 7 ..........................Sidney Inv. 8.......................Bellefontaine 14, 15 SW Classic 21 ...........................Fairmont 28, 29 ....GWOC at Trotwood Bowling December 6 Northmont 8 West Carrollton Ohio Classic 12 Beavercreek 16 .............Centerville, Xenia 22 Miamisburg 26 Fairborn 29 Eastern Lanes Hol.Tour. January 3 ..........................Springfield 6 .....................................Troy Buckeye Classic Piqua 12 Vandalia Bearcat Classic 17 ...........................Trotwood 18 Greenville 24 Troy 27 .................................Piqua February 2 Trotwood 3 ..............................Vandalia 6............................Greenville 11, 12 GWOC

LEHMAN Boys basketball December 2 Minster, ppnd. 3 Delphos Jefferson 10 ..............................Newton 16 .......................Miami East 17 ...........................Riverside 23 Versailles 29, Piqua Hol. Tour. January 3 ................Franklin-Monroe Houston Anna Lima Bath 21................................Sidney 24 .....................Fort Loramie February 3 ....................Troy Christian 4 Springfield Catholic 10 .................Jackson Center Bethel Tri-Village 18 St. Marys Girls basketball November Riverside 26................................Sidney December Tri-Village 3................................Minster 13 Marion Local St. Henry 22 St. Marys 27 .............................Houston January Bethel Fort Loramie 7..............................Arcanum Graham 14...........................Versailles 17..........Springfield Catholic 19..........................Greenville Anna Covington February 2 ....................Troy Christian 4.....................New Knoxville

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SCHEDULES 11................................Russia Swimming/Diving December Lima Catholic Inv. 11 Sidney tri 17 SJCC Inv. 30 Bellefontaine Inv. January 20 ........................Home quad 27 ............................Home tri Wrestling December Lancer Inv. 17 Versailles Inv. 30 Thunderbird Inv. January 7 Plymouth Inv. 14 Panther Inv. 19 Coldwater tri February 4 Triad Inv. 11 Covington duals

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY Boys basketball December Grand Lake Christian East Dayton 17 ............Miami Valley Troy January 7 Cedarville 13 ......................East Dayton 20 ......Grand Lake Christian 28 ...............Springfield Cavs Darke County Hawks February 3....................Dayton Temple 7.......................Spring Valley Girls basketball December Grand Lake Christian East Dayton 17 ............Miami Valley Troy January 7 Cedarville 13 ......................East Dayton 20 ......Grand Lake Christian 27 Seton Catholic 31 New Creations, Ind. February 3...Dayton Temple Christian 7.......Spring Valley Academy

RUSSIA Boys basketball December Houston New Bremen 10..............................Minster 13 Ansonia 16 ..............................Botkins Fort Loramie 20 Jackson Center 23 ..................................Anna January 6 ..............................Fairlawn 7 .......................New Bremen 13 .............................Houston 21 ............................Bradford Botkins 28...........................Versailles 31 .................Jackson Center February Anna 10 .....................Fort Loramie Fairlawn 18 Marion Local Girls basketball November 25 Sidney 26 Mississinawa Houston December 3 Franklin-Monroe 8 ................................Botkins Fort Loramie 15 Jackson Center 22 .................................Anna January 5 ..............................Fairlawn 7 ...............................Houston 14..............................Minster 16 ............................Bradford Botkins 21...........................Versailles 26 .................Jackson Center Anna 30 ..........................Covington February 4 .......................Fort Loramie Fairlawn Lehman

NEW KNOXVILLE Boys basketball December 3.............................St. Marys 9.........................Waynesfield Anna 16 .....................Marion Local 22 ..................Lima Shawnee 27 Ada 30 Spencerville January 6 Delphos St. John’s 7 ................................Botkins 13 .....................New Bremen 14 .................Jackson Center 17 Wapakoneta 20 Parkway 27 ....................Fort Recovery February 3 Coldwater 4 ........................LimaTemple 10..............................Minster Fort Loramie 17 Versailles St. Henry Girls basketball November 25, Bremen Tipoff December 1.............................Versailles 8 .............................St. Henry Botkins 15 Marion Local 20.......................Spencerville January 5...............Delphos St. John’s 7.........................Waynesfield New Bremen 14 Upper Scioto Valley 19 ............................Parkway 21 Jackson Center 24...........................St. Marys 26 Fort Recovery February 2............................Coldwater Lehman 7 ...............................Houston

9 Minster 18 Parkway 14 Wapakoneta Girls basketball November RIVERSIDE 25, 26 Celina Tipoff Boys basketball December December 1 New Knoxville 2, 3 Ben Logan Tipoff 3 ............................Covington 10 .................Jackson Center 8 ..............................Parkway 16 ..........................Fairbanks 10 Arcanum Lehman St. Henry January 28 Greenville Waynesfield 31 .....................Fort Loramie Fairlawn January Triad 5 ......................Fort Recovery 13.........................Ridgemont 7 ................Franklin-Monroe 14 Ansonia 12 Marion Local 17.......................Indian Lake Lehman Marion Catholic 19..........................Coldwater 24 WL-Salem 21 Russia 27 Upper Scioto 26.............Delphos St. John’s 28.........................Northridge February February 2 Minster 3 .......................Lima Temple 4 Miami East 4 ..............................Bradford 9 .......................New Bremen 10 ........................Lima Perry 11 .................Jackson Center Houston Wrestling 17 ..............Dayton Christian December Girls basketball 3 Sidney Inv. November 9 Indian Lake 25 .............................Lehman 17....................Versailles Inv. 26....................Northwestern 29, holiday tour. December January 1 WL-Salem 5 Greenville Triad 12 AllenEast Fairbanks 20.....................Bellefontaine 10 Jackson Center 26 Vandalia 15.......................Waynesfield 27, 28 ...Sandusky St. Marys 28 Bellefontaine February January 2 ............................Covington 5 Bellefontaine Celina Inv. 9 Indian Lake 11 Coldwater tri 12 ................Marion Catholic NEW BREMEN 14 ............................Vandalia Boys basketball 16 ............................Fairlawn December 19 .....................Upper Scioto 21 Mechanicsburg 2 Allen East 23 ..............................Botkins 9 .....................Lima Catholic 28 ................................Bethel 16 Coldwater 17 ..................................Anna February Lima Perry 23...........................St. Marys Bradford Fort Loramie January 9 ...............................Houston 6................................Minster MINSTER 7 Russia Boys basketball 13 New Knoxville December 14 ..........................Covington 2 ....................Lehman, ppnd. 20 ...........................St. Henry 10 Russia 21 Jackson Center 13 .............................Houston 27 Marion Local 16.............Delphos St. John’s February 23 Spencerville 3...............Delphos St. John’s 30 ..............................Botkins Botkins January 10...........................Versailles New Bremen Celina 7 ..............................Ottoville 17 Parkway 13 ............................Parkway 18.......................Spencerville Fort Loramie 24 ....................Fort Recovery 20 Fort Recovery Girls basketball Anna November 27..........................Coldwater 25, 26 ..................Tipoff Tour. 28 Wapakoneta December February Celina 3 Versailles 8 Fort Recovery 4 Jackson Center Botkins 10 New Knoxville 15..........................Coldwater 11...........................St. Marys 17 .............Delphos Jefferson 17 ...........................St. Henry 27 .....................Fort Loramie 24 Marion Local January Girls basketball 5 Minster November 7 Troy Christian 26 .................Jackson Center 10 .................Jackson Center December 12...................New Knoxville Lehman 14 St. Marys 8 .......................Marion Local St. Henry 15 Delphos St. John’s 26 .....................Marion Local 17 .....................Fort Loramie February 28, Elida Hol. Tour. 2 Delphos St. John’s January 4 ............................Covington 2 Kalida 7 Spencerville 5 .......................New Bremen 9 Versailles Celina 16 ............................Parkway 12 Parkway Swimming/Diving 14 Russia December 19 ....................Fort Recovery 3 VanWert Inv. 21 ............................Ottoville 10 ..St. Marys, Fort Recovery 26 Coldwater 15 Wapakoneta 28 Wapakoneta 17 ........................Home meet February February 2.............................Versailles 4 Coldwater Inv. 9.....................New Knoxville HOUSTON Anna Boys basketball St. Henry December Swimming/Diving 2..................................Russia December 3 VanWert Inv. Bradford New Bremen Botkins 13 Minster January 7...........................Quad meet 16 .................Jackson Center Anna February 2......................Quad at Lima 23 .....................Fort Loramie January 4 Coldwater Inv. 7 ...............................Lehman VERSAILLES Fairlawn Boys basketball 13 Russia December 14...............Ottawa-Glandorf 2 Greenville 20 ..............................Botkins Covington Covington 16 ...........................St. Henry 27 Jackson Center 23 .............................Lehman 31 ..................................Anna 29, 30....Versailles Hol. Tour. February January Fort Loramie 6 Fort Recovery 4 ...............................Ansonia 7 .......................Fort Loramie 10 ............................Fairlawn 13 .....................Marion Local 11 ...........................Riverside 14 Mississinawa Newton 20 Coldwater Girls basketball 21 ...........................TV South November 27 Delphos St. John’s 25 ..........................Covington 28 Russia 29................................Russia February December 3................................Minster Fairlawn 4 ................Franklin-Monroe Botkins New Bremen 6 ...........................Tri-Village 11 .............................Ansonia 8 ...................Jackson Center 17...................New Knoxville 12 ............................Bradford Anna 19 .............................Ansonia 22 .....................Fort Loramie Lehman January 7 Russia 14 ..............................Botkins 19 Jackson Center Newton 26 ..................................Anna Fort Loramie February 4 ..............................Fairlawn 7 New Knoxville Riverside

BOTKINS Boys basketball December 2, 3 Ben Logan Tipoff Fairlawn 9 ...............................Houston 16 Russia 23 .................Jackson Center 30 Minster January 6 .......................Fort Loramie 7 New Knoxville 13 ............................Fairlawn 14 ............................Parkway Anna Houston 27................................Russia February 3 Jackson Center 4 .......................New Bremen 10 ..................................Anna Waynesfield 17 .....................Fort Loramie Lima Perry Girls basketball November Fairlawn December 1 Indian Lake 3 ...............................Houston 8 Russia 12 .....................New Bremen 13...................New Knoxville 15.....................Bellefontaine Waynesfield 22 .................Jackson Center 27 ..................................Anna January 7 ..............................Fairlawn Houston 19................................Russia Riverside 28 Jackson Center 30 Parkway February 2 .......................Fort Loramie Anna Fort Loramie 14..........................Coldwater Swimming/Diving December 11 ............................Tri-meet 13 Bellefontaine 30 Bellefontaine Inv. January 4......................Quad at Lima

JACKSON CENTER Boys basketball December Fort Loramie 9 ..............................Fairlawn Riverside Houston 20................................Russia Botkins 30 Indian Lake January 6 ....................................Anna 7.........................Waynesfield 13 .....................Fort Loramie 14 New Knoxville Fairlawn 21 .....................New Bremen 27 .............................Houston 31 Russia February 3 ................................Botkins 4................................Minster Lehman 11 .....................Lima Temple Anna Girls basketball November 26 Minster Fort Loramie December 3 ..............................Fairlawn Houston 10 ...........................Riverside 15................................Russia Botkins 29.......................Indian Lake January 5 ....................................Anna 7 .......................Fort Loramie New Bremen Fairlawn 17.......................Waynesfield 19 .............................Houston 21...................New Knoxville 26 Russia 28 ..............................Botkins February Lima Perry Anna 11 Versailles

FORT LORAMIE Boys basketball December 2 ...................Jackson Center Anna St. Henry 17................................Russia 20 ............................Fairlawn Houston 30 .....................New Bremen

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Boys basketball December 9 .......................Fort Loramie 10...................New Knoxville Fairlawn New Bremen 20 .............................Houston 23 Russia 29, 30 at Versailles Hol.Tour. January 6 Jackson Center Marion Local 13 .............................Lehman 17 ..............................Botkins Fort Loramie 21..............................Minster 27 ............................Fairlawn Houston February 3..................................Russia West Liberty-Salem Botkins 17 .................Jackson Center Girls basketball November 25, Bremen Tipoff December 3 .......................Fort Loramie Fairlawn 12 ...........................Tipp City 15 .............................Houston 22 Russia Botkins 29 ........................................... January Graham 5 Jackson Center Marion Local Fort Loramie 19 ............................Fairlawn 21 .............................Lehman Houston 28................................Russia February 4 ................................Botkins 9 ...................Jackson Center 11..............................Minster

FAIRLAWN Boys basketball December 6 ................................Botkins 9 Jackson Center 10.....................Mississinawa 16 ..................................Anna 17 ............................Bradford Fort Loramie 29, 30 .at Parkway Hol. Tour. January 6 Russia 7 .............................Riverside 10 .............................Houston Botkins Triad 20 .................Jackson Center Anna 31 .....................Fort Loramie February Waynesfield 7 Mechanicsburg Houston 17................................Russia Girls basketball November Covington 29 ..............................Botkins December 1 ...............................Houston 3 Jackson Center 8 ....................................Anna Fort Loramie 29, 30 Parkway Hol. tour January 3 Mississinawa 5 Russia Botkins 12..................Mechanicsburg 14 .................Jackson Center Riverside Anna 26 .....................Fort Loramie 30 .............................Ansonia February Newton Houston 6.........................Waynesfield 9..................................Russia

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2010-11 a remarkable season What a reRosewood, markable seaPiqua Fieldson of house, Jackson basketball in Center and 2010-11. The Botkins. Their Shelby County new school wasLeague sent n’t ready until three teams to the fall of 1958. Columbus to Five years later, compete for a The Wise in 1963, Jackstate basketball son Center files championship broke through Bob Wise for the first and won Shelby time ever. Really, it is County’s first district rare to send two teams title in boys basketball, in the same year. along with a regional The Anna girls title allowing the Tigers brought home the to play in St. John school’s second state Arena. They nearly won championship in girls the state championship, basketball. The Fort Lo- but lost on a last-second ramie girls made their shot in the final game. second straight appearFourteen years later, ance in Columbus, but in 1977, Fort Loramie came up short in their boys won the county’s quest for their first first state basketball state championship. The championship. The Houston boys made the Jackson Center boys school’s first state apwent back to Columbus pearance after being on in 1985 and this time the verge twice before came home as state (1990 and 2006) under champions. In 1987, coach John Willoughby. Fort Loramie won its How great is the Shelby second championship County League! and went back in 1988 Since I have been to defend their title, but tabbed as the Shelby didn’t have enough County basketball his- points to make it to the torian here is a brief final game. However, in history of the county 1993, they brought teams in the state bas- home the school’s third ketball tournament. In title. 1925, when Shelby Semifinal loss County teams started, Botkins, in 1994, apit took 17 years for a peared in Columbus, team to reach the disbut lost in the semifitrict finals. Anna, in nals. Russia, in 2002, 1942, was undefeated made it to the champiand played Tipp City in onship game but the district final game couldn’t come home and led by a point with with the championship seconds to go, but lost a hardware. In 2008, jump ball tip and the Anna played in the game on a last second semifinals in Columbus shot. and lost to Ottawa District finals Glandorf, the eventual Fairlawn reached the state champions. district finals in 1958 The Anna girls made before losing to Ara state appearance in canum, the eventual 1981 and finished as state champions. The state champions. They remarkable thing is went back to defend Fairlawn did not have a their title in 1982, but home gym to play in didn’t make it to the fithat year. Their games nals. The Jackson Cenwere played at Sidney, ter girls brought home

state championships in 1995 and 2001. The Fort Loramie girls made their first Columbus appearance in 1979 (see later in this article). In summary, the seven Shelby County schools have built a statewide reputation in basketball and other sports, both boys and girls. Now, anytime a county school starts with winning 6-10 games they begin to appear in the state polls.

Five reach 1,000 Last year, five girls reached the coveted 1,000 point club. Two played for Anna, Rebecca Burch and Carrie Watkins. Two played for Fort Loramie, Clair Ruhenkamp and Janel Olberding. The other was Taylor Cummons, from Jackson Center, who made it in her last home game. It’s great that four of the five girls played their final basketball game in Columbus. The Houston boys had an interesting season. They started strong and appeared to be running away in the league, but the teams in this league won’t let you do that. First Jackson Center brought them back to earth with a win at Houston and Fort Loramie was determined to have a share of the title, which they did rather easily. But Houston regrouped and avenged earlier defeats by beating Fort Loramie at Piqua, by beating Minster in Dayton and Franklin Monroe in the regional finals. Houston’s Josh Redd has ties to Fairlawn’s 1958 team, mentioned earlier. Oscar Manning, for Fairlawn, and Josh’s grandmother are brother and sister, which makes him grand

nephew to Oscar, who 127 and best career free was a key player for the throw percentage, 77. The three most sucJets in 1958. cessful Anna girls Willougby teams: State Champinearing 300 ons 1980-8, 26-0, state Houston head coach John Willoughby begins semifinals 1981-82, 204, state champions his 26th year and will reach 300 wins early in 2010-11, 27-1. Four girls from these the coming season. He teams, Amy Anderson, will become only the Robin Michael, Rebecca third Shelby County Burch and Carrie coach to achieve this Watkins, have each rare milestone. Two played in 19 tournaother coaches, Anna’s ment games. Robin was Bob Anderson and Rus17-2 while Amy, Resia’s Paul Bremigan, becca and Carrie were were the other 30016-3. Rebecca and Cargame winners. rie finished as third and Note: Fort Loramie’s fourth all time scorers Dan Hegemier won 298 at Anna behind Amy games before moving on Anderson and Sarah in his career. Counting Schulze. the forfeit in Columbus To Columbus John Willoughby has Loramie girls Fort 297 wins. Three different Fort LoWhen the Fort Locoaches have ramie ramie boys played taken the Lady RedHouston in a much-deskins to Columbus, but layed makeup game at a state championship the end of the regular trophy has eluded them. season, Coach Karl In 1979, Jane PoeppelRatermann’s crew capman’s team lost to tured the Redskins' first Buckeye Trail in the league title since 2004. semifinals and in 1991 For the record, since they lost to McDonald 1930, Anna has 26 in the semifinals. league championships, In 1997, Dave Fort Loramie 24, JackMcFeely guided the son Center 15, Botkins Lady Redskins to the 13, Russia 12, Houston state championship 7 and Fairlawn 4. game, but narrowly lost

bus. Clair Ruhenkamp played in 103 career games behind Courtney Reed’s record 104. Janel Olberding played in 99 games. She missed four games at the start of the season or she would have been there also. Janel and Clair finished second and third all time career scorers for Fort Loramie behind Sarah DeLoye. The 2011 team set two school records: Most points, 1,737, and best point differential, 27 (offense 62, defense 35). Clair and Janel played in 26 tournament games, winning 23 and losing 3 (counting the forfeit as a win). Brooke Turner was 18-2 in 20 tourney games.

Fifth to 1,000

Jackson Center girls Taylor Cummons was the fifth player in 2011 to score 1,000 career points (ninth Lady Tiger). She is now the fourth all-time leading scorer for the Lady Tigers. Taylor owns several school records: Most career free throws, 297, best free throw percentage with 300 plus attempts, 72, most con99 games secutive free throws, 19, to Kalida. During their high in 2009-10. Carla Siegel has school career at Anna, The 2011 team made taken Fort Loramie to Rebecca Burch and Car- Columbus three times. a season record 75 rie Watkins both played They lost to Berlin Hithree-point goals. in a school-record 99 Makaine Huffer, the land in the 2006 semifigames, winning 81 and nals. In 2010, her team new head coach for losing 18. The Lady lost to Harvest Prep in Jackson Center, played Rockets brought home the semifinals. However, four years for the Lady the school’s second Tigers, graduating in in 2011, Carla’s team state championship in 2005. She was also a reached the champigirls basketball. Among onship game but lost tournament player. Her the records set by the record in 19 post season again to Harvest Prep. 2011 team: Most wins, After several months of tournament games was 27, most points in a OHSAA investigations, 15-4. season, 1,940, best ofAs we start this Harvest Prep. was fensive average, 69.3, 2011-12 season it’s forced to forfeit the best team point differdoubtful the league can game to Fort Loramie. ential, 32 (offense 69, send three teams to It was a hollow victory defense 37). Columbus, but there is for Fort Loramie that Carrie Watkins set a lot of exciting basketdidn’t do much for the school records for most 15 girls who worked so ball to be played this career three-point goals, hard to get to Columyear.


Rangers return just one starter Lady Rangers return most players off 17-6 team and 5-11 Jalen Fullenkamp. “Lucas will be in the post and Jake will be our top guard,” Fledderjohann said. “And the freshmen will be in the mix, too. I’m hoping we can be competitive right off the bat. I think the biggest thing is we have to play good team defense, and just try to go out and get better every night. “We have a lot of kids that can get out and run, and I think we’ll be able to apply good defensive pressure,” he added. “We’ve really built the program on defense and that’s the way it has to be if you want to compete in our league. Offensively, we’ll run the flex again. We know Leffel, Allen and Kuck can score. We just have to be very consistent on offense.”

Girls basketball The New Knoxville Lady Rangers seem to have all the ingredients – size, quickness, shooting… all the ingredients but one. “We’ve got some good girls coming back, but we’re short on numbers,” said coach Tim Hegemier. “We’ll be pulling up some freshmen for the JV team.” Despite that, the Lady Rangers will be a team to contend with this season, with most

of the players returning from a team that finished 17-6 last season, including a pair of sophomores who were instrumental in the team’s success last season as freshmen in 5foot-8 Haley Horstman and 5-10 Paige Lehman. “I was real happy with those two last year,” said Hegemier. “They were probably a big key to our success.” There are three seniors on the team in 5-8 Gabbi Kuck, 5-11 Haley Dillon and six-foot Tiana Heidt. There is just one junior in 5-5 Ashley Huston and two more freshmen in 5-3 Kalyn Schroer and 5-9 Meg Reineke. That leaves just six other girls to make out the junior varsity roster. “We have about three six-footers,” he said. “And Haley Horstman will handle the guard chores.” Hegemier’s teams have always tried to

play solid man-to-man defense, but with this group of girls, he thinks he may have to mix it up more on defense. “We’re going to play it different, play some zone,” he said. “We’ll still play some man, but I think we might have trouble matching up with some teams. And with the numbers we have, we have to stay healthy and stay out of foul trouble.” He says the Lady Rangers will work for good shots, but also push the ball up the floor when they can. “If the opportunity is there, we’ll push it,” he said. “I thought we played our best ball last year when we did that.” The Lady Rangers were 5-4 and tied for third place in the tough Midwest Athletic Conference last season, and Hegemier’s goal is to finish in the upper half of the MAC again this season.

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Returning for the New Knoxville Rangers from last year’s league championship team are (l-r) Lucas Leffel, Seth Kuck and Jake Allen.


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NEW KNOXVILLE – Kort Fledderjohann has kept the tradition going at New Knoxville since taking over for Dan Hegemier, who led one of his teams to a state championship. Last season, Fledderjohann’s squad finished 18-4 overall and captured the Midwest Athletic Conference championship with an 8-1 mark. This year, that might be difficult to equal, since most of the players off that team have graduated. In fact, he has just two seniors returning in 6-foot-2 Seth Kuck and 6-4 Lucas Leffel, a key player last season. “It’s a young group,” Fledderjohann said. “The only returning starter is Lucas (Leffel), and we have our sixth man back in Jake Allen (5-11 junior). And Seth scored well on the JV team last year and saw some varsity time. The challenge this year is to bring that young group along.” There are four juniors on the squad in 510 Matteo Ceroni, Allen, 5-10 Chase Naviello and six-foot Andrew Mackie. The sophomores are 5-10 Ryan Lageman, 6-2 Isaac Kuntz, and 6-1 Ben Kuck, and there are also two freshmen in 5-9 Andrew Arnett



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Trojans looking for better season State diving runner-up Bauer back for senior season BOTKINS â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Botkins Trojans were unable to notch a County win last season, and finished 5-17 overall. But with six seniors and three juniors back from last season, head coach Brett Meyer is looking for bigger and better things. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So far, I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more aggressive in trying to get to the basket, and I think we have the potential to be a good defensive team,â&#x20AC;? said Meyer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of the things weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve really been stressing. If we want to get to where we think we can be, defense is where we need to start. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our biggest concern. If we can shore that up, and get the guys to buy into it, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a much better team.â&#x20AC;? The Trojans averaged just 48.2 points per game last season while giving up 57.5. Meyer expects better numbers at both ends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to go about eight deep while we see where people fill in. After that, we might go nine or ten deep,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have quick people that make good decisions and I think we can get guys spotted up for good shots. Right now, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working on what is a good shot and what isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.â&#x20AC;? Among those four seniors returning is last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorer in Ethan Zimpfer, who averaged 10.4 points per game. He also led the Trojans in assists and steals, and was their best shooter, both from the field (40 percent) and the line (73.2). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ethan will be at the point for us,â&#x20AC;? Meyer said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is more of a penetrator and is good at creating. And he has good leadership skills.â&#x20AC;? Trevor Barhorst is another senior and is 6foot-4. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more of a defensive player, very athletic. He played defense for the soccer team so he knows what defense means.â&#x20AC;? Connor Greynolds is a senior who saw a lot of JV play last year and is ready to move up and contribute on the varsity. And Adam Bornhorst is a senior who did not play last year, but who towers at 6-8. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With that size, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be an asset,â&#x20AC;? said Meyer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Either Adam or Trevor will be in there most of the time and that will give us a good inside game. Adam is better around the basket. Our goal is to get him close to the rim and grab any rebound that comes his way. He just has to get physically tough in there, and he would be something to reckon with. But Trevor can do more from the outside as far as handling the ball.â&#x20AC;? Tyler Egbert is the fourth senior letterman. A six-footer, Meyer says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a three-point threat who also developed over the summer a willingness to go to the basket. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have great size, but he gets off the floor quickly,â&#x20AC;? Meyer said. He also has more size in 6-4 senior Josh Kimmel, who will play inside. The juniors include Heath Geyer, who Meyer said really came on at the end of last season and will see a lot of quality minutes, Josh Schwartz, a definite

TWO SENIORS will help new head coach Don Mack and the Botkins Lady Trojans this season. They include letter-winner Christine Johnson (left) and Haley Billing. threat from the perimeter, Seth Hoying, who is trying to come all the way back from a torn ACL midway through last season, Nate Cisco, who at 5-6 will also play at the point, and Gabe Lawrence, who is a 6-2 post player that will be out for a while after suffered a broken foot just prior to the start of preseason practice.

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THE BOTKINS Trojans will be a senior-dominated team this season, with these six, including in the front, Conner Greynolds (left) and Ethan Zimpfer, and standing (l-r) Trevor Barhorst, Tyler Egbert, Josh Kimmel and Adam Bornhorst.

Swimming/diving Last year was a memorable one for the Botkins swimming and diving team, the season being capped off by Logan Bauer finishing second in the State Diving Meet, and setting new school records in both six dives and 11 dives. Bauer was the team MVP and also the Lima Area Swim Coaches Association Male Diver of the Year. He is one of two lettermen returning for the boys team, the other being Cody Bauer in the backstroke and freestyle. Bauer also competes in the freestyle, and both are two-year varsity lettermen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We lost a lot of boys to graduation,â&#x20AC;? Thaman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though we only have two on the team, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking forward to lowering their individual times and setting new personal bests.â&#x20AC;? There are eight letterwinners returning for the girls swim team, including seniors Kara Bertsch in the butterfly and free style, Elleah Cooper in the breaststroke and relays, Paige Cooper in the backstroke and 50 free, and Kaitlin Underwood in the breaststroke and freestyle. Also back are sopho-

contributions from her. played since the eighth grade. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very gifted athlete,â&#x20AC;? Mack said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And athletic. She needs to find her basketball sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll definitely help. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic, with long skills,â&#x20AC;? Mack said. There are a host of arms, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a big sophomores on the varGirls basketball asset. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic sity this season in 5-8 enough to play both a Don Mack has been Bethany Christman, 5-7 three and a four.â&#x20AC;? around Botkins girls Junior Hannah Koch, Makayla Kremer and 5basketball for a lot of 4 Emily Brown. years, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no surprise 5-6, will play the point â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bethany just came for the Lady Trojans, that he has taken over off a very goood cross the head coaching posi- and juniors Casie tion with the Lady Tro- Bergman and Claire Mc- country season and can Cullough will see a lot of run with the best of jans this season. them. We just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find varsity playing time Mack was a junior after splitting time last a set of brakes for her. high coach for seven â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest concern season on the JV team. years, a varsity assisis we have no proven And there are two tant for three, and the more juniors looking for scorers right now,â&#x20AC;? he JV coach for six years. added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking playing time, and will He inherits players for that person to step likely get it in 5-6 Jill off a team that strugup and give us 12 to 14 gled last season, finish- Schneider and 5-8 points a game.â&#x20AC;? Caitlin Lane, who hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ing 3-9 in the County and 4-17 overall. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone well,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just trying to get used to things. We have a couple of kids who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played for a 41 Years while, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to of Professional get the basketball skills Service a little un-rusty.â&#x20AC;? He has just two senUNIBODY REPAIR SPECIALISTS Why Choose Helman Bros... iors on this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Factory Trained Personnel 41 years of experience with squad, one of whom letPPG National Paint Warranty a team of professionals that tered last year in Chriscare about properly Complete Collision Restoration tine Johnson. repairing every vehicle Frame Repair The other letter-winwithout exception. We also Fiberglass Repair ner is Logan Pitts. staff ASE certified Wrecker Service mechanics for mechanical Johnson is 5-foot-9 and Mechanical Repairs related repairs, which is Pitts 5-8. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both are reFenced Parking Lots why we are more than just ally strong and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Rental Cars Available a body shop. look to them for a lot,â&#x20AC;? Mack said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need We use... THE ENVIRONMENTALLY scoring from them.â&#x20AC;? FRIENDLY FINISH COLLISION REPAIR EQUIPMENT, the best in the industry The other senior is Haley Billing, also 5-9. Sidney North 2606 Broadway She hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t played since HRS: Mon thru Fri. 8-5:30 her freshman year, but 937-492-5975 Mack is lookng for big who are very excited to get the season underway, and we have lots of strong and solid swimmers with experience. They are working hard.â&#x20AC;?

LOGAN BAUER returns after an outstanding season last year, when he finished runner-up in the state diving competition. mores Rachel Cooper in the breaststroke and freestyle, Rachelle Maurer in the 50 free and relays, Hanna Oakley in the 200 individual medley and distance, and Josie Weatherhead in the backstroke. Maurer is looking to break the 50 free record this season, while Cooper anchors both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relays. Among the top newcomers are Katie Schneider, a senior, Gavi Woodruff, a sophomore, Bailey Schnippel, a freshman, and Heather Brown, a junior. Thaman said the freshman Schnippel will have the biggest impact because she has the most experience. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is able to swim any stroke and will be used to fill the open spots. Since we have numbers, we should be very competitive with other local schools in the area and place well. We have eight returning girls

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SDNM150R – 129 papers – Anna, Botkins, Jackson Center Amsterdam Rd, Botkins Rd, Highland Kies Rd, Lochard Rd, Meranda Rd, Pasco Montra Rd, Sidney Freyburg Rd, St Rt 119 East, Wells Rd SDNM125R – 150 papers – Sidney, Anna Bowman Dr, Co Rd 25A, Ft Loramie Swanders Rd, Hardin-Wapak Rd, Meranda Rd, West Mason Rd, Scott Rd, Sharp Rd, St Rt 119 West, Wenger Rd


SDNM210R – 173 papers – Houston, Russia, Sidney Dawson Rd, Hardin-Wapak Rd, Houston Rd, Johns Rd, Patterson Halpin Rd, Pangeline Rd, Redmond Rd, Smith Rd, St Rt 274, St Rt 48, St Rt 66, Stoker Rd, Wright Puthoff Rd

2355 Wapakoneta Ave, (across from Carriage Hill Apt), Saturday 9am-1pm. Lots of NEW items! Bar lights, 7.5 HP Craftsman pressure washer, large selection hand tools, new Christmas lights, electrical & plumbing items, dining tables, men's & ladies clothing .

SDNM290R – 66 papers Sidney / Quincy Area – Champaign Shelby Rd, Miami Shelby Rd, St Rt 29 East, St Rt 589, Tawawa Maplewood Rd, Tawawa St 2235186

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This notice is required by Section 2(a)(4) of Executive Order 11988 for Floodplain Management, and is implemented by HUD Regulations found at 24 CFR 55.20(b) for any action that is within and/or affects a floodplain. As currently proposed, the project site may include areas designated as floodplain. The City of Sidney’s alternatives regarding sponsorship of the action would be: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Approval as proposed; Disapproval; Approval only if all improvements are located outside of the floodplain; Approval of an equivalent project site located outside of the floodplain; and Approval only if no fill is added in floodplain areas.

Additional information regarding the proposed action may be obtained by contacting Ms. Barbara Dulworth, AICP, Community Services Director, at (937) 498-8131 or at the following address: City of Sidney, 201 West Poplar Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365. Any interested person, agency, or group wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments for consideration to the City of Sidney at the above listed address by 4:00 p.m. on December 8, 2011. 2237128

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Hartzell Fan, a leading manufacturer of industrial air moving equipment is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions at our Piqua, OH and Portland, IN locations: • Software Engineer • Fiberglass Engineer • Black Belt Engineer • Manufacturing Engineering Tech. • Drafters • Cost Accountant • Marketing Coordinator • Customer Experience Manager Hartzell offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including Health/Dental/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement and much more! For detailed information regarding these openings and to apply please visit

None Fresher than FULTONS! FREE Horse drawn wagon rides on weekends! You Cut Your Own. We provide saws, shake and net wrap

Nov. 23 - Dec. 23 10am-5pm Closed Thanksgiving

Our trees have been irrigated through the summer Market Open Fri, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm Enter South Cafe side St. Rt. 202 • SE of Troy, NE of Tipp City


the Classifieds Dept. of the Sidney Daily News Troy Daily News and Piqua Daily Call will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 We will be available on Monday, November 28 at 8am to assist you with classified advertising needs. From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tips on Caring for a Real Tree 1. Keep the tree in a cool, shady place like the garage or porch until ready to bring indoors to decorate. 2. Saw a thin disk (1/2 to 1 inch) off the trunk prior to placing the tree in a water-holding stand. 3. Make the cut perpendicular to the axis of the stem, NOT in a v-shape or at angles. The tree will “drink” its water through the layer between the bark and wood. If you shave the bark off of the trunk the tree will not be able to absorb water. 4. Place the tree in its water-holding stand within two hours after making the cut to the trunk. When a tree is cut it will naturally form a seal of sap over it’s stump to keep moisture in the tree. You must break the seal to allow the tree to once again “drink” the water needed to keep it fresh throughout the holidays. 5.Your stand must be able to hold enough water for the size of the tree. A good rule of thumb is a one-quart capacity for every inch of diameter of the trunk.



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The City of Sidney is conducting an environmental review for the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) and includes Private Rehabilitation, Home/Building Repair, Homeownership (fka Downpayment Asst/Rehab), and any other eligible activities located within the City of Sidney. The general project scope entails multi-phased private rehabilitation, home/building repair, or homeownership activities of low-moderate income (LMI) properties.

To: All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals:


ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN Now hiring full time technicians with benefits. Experience in audio/ video systems, security systems, network cabling, and basic electronics required. Locally owned family business with career opportunities. Email resume to: Mail resume to : Low Voltage Solutions, Inc. 1455 N Main Ave / PO Box 945 Sidney, OH 45365

EXPERIENCED TUTORING: • Math • Algebra I • Algebra II (937)492-5992

AREA WIRELESS, the area's premiere wireless phone store, is seeking part time Sales and Customer Service Associates for our store in Sidney, OH. Candidates must have a positive attitude, good customer service and interpersonal skills, and be detail oriented. Prior experience in cellular phone sales and / or service, or experience in retail sales is a plus. We offer excellent wages and flexible hours. Send resume to Attention: Recruiter 2001 Commerce Drive Sidney, OH 45365 Email:

QUALIFICATIONS: Enjoy working with older adults • Team player • Computer skills a must • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

The joint Apprenticeship Training committee of the United Association, Local Union #776, Plumbers and Pipefitters, in keeping with Apprenticeship Standards, wishes to advise you that applications will be accepted (both male and female) at: 1300 Bowman Road Lima, OH; Monday thru Friday from 8am til 4:30pm. The last day to submit a completed application with all paperwork and fees is: Friday December 30, 2011. Qualifications necessary for an applicant to be considered for probationary Pipe Trades Apprentice are as follows: • Must be at least 18 years of age. • Copy of Birth Certificate or some other documents for proof of age. • Copy of High School Diplomas or High School Equivalence (GED). Must graduate by the end of the 2012 school year. • Copy of High School Transcripts • Copy of Military Transfer or Discharge form DD-214, if applicable. • One time $30.00 non-refundable Administrative Fee, Payable to: Plumbers and Pipefitters JATC • Take a Mechanical Aptitude and Eye/ Hand Coordination Test. • You will be notified of the Aptitude test date. NOTE: Applicants will not be processed for testing without all copies of the documents required and the Administrative fee is paid.


REQUIREMENTS: • High school graduate • Social service background a plus • Ability to work flexible schedule Interested applicants may send letter of interest and resume to: srcenter@

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LEGAL ASSISTANT Domestic Relations Legal Assistant needed for prominent Troy law firm. Domestic Relations experience required. Excellent benefit package. Send Resume to Office Manager 18 East Water Street Troy, Ohio 45373

Hartzell Propeller Inc, in Piqua, Ohio is seeking a skilled CNC Maintenance Technician. Candidate should have experience in CNC Maintenance, machine controls and electrical and hydraulic schematics. Electrician experience a plus. Wages up to $25/ hour Day shift but must be willing to work nights as required. Submit resume to: EEO/AA


A local janitorial company is seeking entry level accountant to assist the controller. Candidates must have an associate's degree in business administrations, accounting or finance. A bachelor's degree is a plus. Must have knowledge of general accounting concepts and Microsoft office applications. Excellent verbal and written communications skills, excellent analytical, organizational and computer skills required. Send resume to: Clean All Services, Attn: James Sharp, PO Box 4127 Sidney, Ohio 45365

Whether posting or responding to an advertisement, watch out for offers to pay more than the advertised price for the item. Scammers will send a check and ask the seller to wire the excess through Western Union (possibly for courier fees). The scammer's check is fake and eventually bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western Union branches are trained at spotting fake checks, these types of scams are growing increasingly sophisticated and fake checks often aren't caught for weeks. Funds wired through Western Union or MoneyGram are irretrievable and virtually untraceable. If you have questions regarding scams like these or others, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800)282-0515.

Class A CDL license, 2 years experience with dump trailer, and good driving record required. Home weekends. No insurance offered. 937-492-8309 Monday-Friday 8am-3pm


J.R. EDWARDS TRUCKING 3100 Schenk Rd. Sidney, OH 45365

RECEPTIONIST/ ASSISTANT needed for veterinary office. 20-30 hours per week, Great clients. Please bring resume to: Community Veterinary Clinic 1200 W Russell Rd Sidney

STNA looking for private care work: Troy, Sidney and surrounding areas. 25 years+ experience in geriatrics, disabled and terminally ill. References available upon request, (419)563-5523. Ask for Carol Marker.


Production Maint Tech Programmer Machinist Machine Op Assembly Forklift Welders and More....

Accounting firm in Troy, is seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant. Must have strong technical and administrative skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007 Required. Please send resume to:

Drivers $1000 Sign on Bonus, Safety incentives, Benefits Package, Vacation Package After six months. OTR CDL-A 1 yr 888-560-9644

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Immediate Openings at our Lima, OH Terminal Company Drivers & Owner Operators $5,000 Sign-On Bonus for Owner Operators $1,000 Sign-On Bonus for Company Drivers Local, Regional & OTR Lanes Great Hometime Weekly Paid Orientation Medical Benefits Tanker & Hazmat Required

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1/2 DOUBLE, 418 Parkwood, 2 bedroom, air, all appliances, $525 month, n o n - s m o k i n g , (937)492-2276. 2 BEDROOM, 1537 Spruce. Appliances, air, partial utilities, off street parking. No pets, $460. (419)628-3465. 2 BEDROOM apartment, Sidney, appliances, air, washer/ dryer hookup, trash paid, no pets, $430, (937)394-7265 2 BEDROOM near downtown. $325. Freshly painted, (1) first floor, (1) second floor, (937)489-6502. 3 BEDROOM half double, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/ dryer hookup, AC, no pets, deposit, $475 month, (937)726-0273.





1 & 2 BEDROOMS, Botkins, appliances, air, laundry, patio, 1 level, no pets, $ 3 5 0 - $ 4 1 5 , (937)394-7265. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages.

A1, Totally remodeled, 2 Bedroom Townhouse, 1.5 baths, air, washer/ dryer hook-up, quiet location, No pets $445 month. ( 9 3 7 ) 2 9 5 - 2 1 3 1 (937)295-3157 AMHERST COUNTRY VILLAS

(937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts. 1 BEDROOM, northend Sidney, appliances, air, some utilities, laundry facility, NO PETS. $ 3 5 0 - $ 3 6 5 , (937)394-7265 3 BEDROOM, 2 baths, half double. Call for details, $550 (937)638-2658.

$275 DEPOSIT!! 2 bedroom appliances, most utilities paid Laundry room on site NO PETS! $500 month (937)489-9921 CANAL PLACE Apartments. Reasonable rates. Utilities Included. Metro Accepted. Toll free: (888)738-4776.

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LOST: male Papillon, about 8 lbs., white & brown, last seen Fairview Road headed towards Sidney, neutered, (937)214-1808.

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Newer custom built home offers open floor plan for today's lifestyles. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, huge owner suite on first floor with large master bath, whirlpool tub, and walk-in closet. Open kitchen with loads of cupboards & countertop space plus eat-in nook. All kitchen appliances can stay. Formal dining, living rooms, great room with fireplace. 2 bedrooms and large Jack and Jill bathroom on 2nd floor. Very useable basement with plumbing in place for another full bath. Beautiful landscaping.

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MANUFACTURED RANCH ON 5.52 ACRES $88,900 will purchase this property featuring a sun room, deck, patio & barn.

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611 S. Walnut St. - Affordably priced one owner 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath 2 story with a basement, and a one car attached garage. Newer roof, heating and cooling. Needs your TLC but priced right. Priced in the 50's Quick possession. Call Jayne 937 492-7264.

Jayne Watkins: (937) 492-7264


214 West St. Jackson Center LOOKING FOR A RANCH HOME? 3BR/2BA ranch style home located in Jackson Center. Some features include hardwood floors in bedrooms, fireplace, newer roof and windows. Walking distance to school and downtown. Call Kristi Bayhan 937-638-9577 today to schedule your appointment to see.

Kristi Bayhan 937-638-9577 215 W. Court St. Sidney, OH





1270 Maple Leaf

2385 Schenk Road

New kitchen, 2500 sq ft, 4-bedrooms, large lot, quiet neighborhood, what more can you ask for? New roof, HVAC, and kitchen in 2010! Don't miss this opportunity to make this your dream home! Call Tom Roll 638-7847.

This three bedroom, two bath country home has something for everyone, a large kitchen, heated garage with hot and cold water sink, and a full basement. Possession at closing. Call Connie 638-2306.

844 S Main

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114 South, Quincy Diamond in the rough Original wood floors and Wonderful wood work leaded glass windows and doors. Tons of possibilities with this historic home. 5 bedrooms 4 with wood flooring. pocket doors lovely mantle surrounds fireplace in the living room, New plumbing in 09 and water heater in 09. $82,500. Come take a look and imagine the possibilities. Call Angela 726-4130.

Angela Elsass 726-4130

21783 Maplewood Rd, Maplewood "Better than New" extensively renovated 3-4 bedroom/1 bath situated on almost 3/4 acre. Full finished basement and 3 car heated garage. Wrap around front porch and tierred octagonal rear deck overlooking vast fields. Eat in kitchen with beautiful blond cabinetry. This home has all the "bells and whistles". Don't miss the opportunity to check out this Charmer at only $99,900.

Completely redone! New kitchen, majority of new flooring, fresh paint, cleaned up, shined up, and ready for smiling happy faces to reside in this great neighborhood. Nice mature trees surround this nice cozy home close to schools, shopping and I-75. Not a drive by, take a look. It will only take a second! Call Tom Roll 638-7847.

Tom Roll Auctioneer/ Realtor 492-0136



Uniquely renovated 3-4BR/ 1.5BA 2 story home. Country kitchen with access to the private rear balcony. Refinished hardwood flooring, earth tone painting with unique nature accents, semi finished walk out basement with family room and bedroom. Spacious rooms throughout. Walk up floored attic. 1 car attached garage with rear alley access. $99,500. Schedule your showing of 853 S. Ohio, Sidney by contacting Pattie @ 937-489-1861.


GO TO THE ALLEY TO SEE THE 5000SF INCLUSIVE BUILDING! 3-4BR spacious, tastefully updated home offers endless possibilities! Hardwood floors, formal dining room, basement. Including a 2 story building which holds 9+ cars, heated & air conditioned rec room, 2nd floor storage, and workshop area. Would make great home business building or convert to 2nd home. Reduced to $119,900. Call Pattie @ 937-4891861 to tour this property at 426 S. Ohio, Sidney.


Beautifully renovated, 3BR/1.5BA vintage home. Large eat in kitchen with stunning white cabinetry. Freshly painted in neutral tones throughout, wide nostalgic wood work, hardwood entry, new carpeting and vinyl. Updated 1/2 bath. Kitchen and Foyer both lead to a huge rear deck. Alley access for off street parking. $65,000. Call Pattie @ 937-4891861 to tour 425 S Main Ave, Sidney.



Connie McClain 638-2306

UPDATED 2 STORY with 4 bedrooms, walk-in closet, new kitchen, 2 new baths, new floor covering and new paint. Gas and electric heat. $65,000. Make an appointment to view home today. CUSTOM BUILT STUCCO 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home with over 2300 sq. ft. finished area on 3.34 acres. Features 17' vaulted ceiling in living room with gas fireplace and television shelf, ceramic tile and carpeted floors. Bedroom suites on each level and a family room with wet bar that will seat 10 people. Also includes an area for viewing movies or for a pool table. ATTRACTIVE BRICK RANCH with full basement located on 1.1 acres. Updates include new flooring, new light fixtures, new kitchen cupboards and dishwasher. New water heater and garage door. $92,500 VERY WELL MAINTAINED 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch located at the edge of town. Open living area with cathedral ceilings and split bedroom floor plan. Fully equipped kitchen. $119,900


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This Real Estate being Lot No. 2 in the Meadow Acres Subdivision & Section 30 of Franklin Township, County of Mercer, State of Ohio, containing 1 acre more or less. Located herein is a manufactured ranch style home built in 1979 with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, kitchen/dining, & 2 car detached garage. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR THAT AFFORDABLE CELINA COUNTRY HOME, DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY. REAL ESTATE IS SELLING BY ABSOLUTE AUCTION. TERMS ON REAL ESTATE: $5,000 down day of auction, balance at closing within 30 days, Possession at closing. Real Estate taxes & assessments prorated to the date of closing. If the prospective buyer request any type of inspection, it must be completed prior to the auction at the buyers expense. The Real Estate & Auction Co., represent the seller. Real Estate is selling by Absolute Auction. Check with your lender for financing & come to the auction prepared to bid.




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CAR, HOUSEHOLD & COLLECTIBLES 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS, one owner, red, grey cloth, 4.6 liter eng., & 133,594 miles; Whirlpool white washer & dryer; Frigidaire white 15.2 cu. ft. refrigerator; Estate 30” elec. range; Whirlpool chest freezer; Sharp microwave; wood dinette with 4 chairs; blond hutch; (2) Aztec design love seats; 4 pc. bedroom suite; uphl. rocker/recliner; Sound Design stereo: Philips VCR/DVD player; twin beds; wood chest; bed linens; many completed puzzles; kitchen utensils; gold trim glasses; lamps; Christmas decorations; floor fan; albums; sm. Sentry safe; wood bar stools; White Snow Boss 1050, 10 hp., elec. start 30” snow blower; White MTD LT145 hydro lawn mower with 36” cut; Troy-Bilt Pony front tine tiller with B&S 5 hp. motor; Yard Machine push mower; car ramps; 39” plastic lawn roller; patio furniture chairs; alum. & wood step ladders; fert. spreader; wheel barrow; hand & garden tools; crocks; canning jars; New Idea 75th anniv. mugs; slaw cutter; iron bench & more! AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This is a nice clean one owner car and a good selection of household items. Car will not sell before 11:00 a.m. Go to our web sites for pictures at or (ID#4606)

Lunch by St. Henry Nite Club Porta Toilet by MSI Clerks: Brad Evers & Bob Poeppelman Terms: Positive I.D. required, number system will be used, Cash or Check, any statements made day of sale supersedes prior statements or advertisements, not responsible for accidents or theft. All items sold “as is” all sales final. Auctioneers licensed by the State of Ohio and Indiana.

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607 NORTH Miami, 4 bedroom house, no pets, $575 month, deposit, (937)498-8000. LOVELY 3-4 bedroom house with 2 car garage. New carpet/paint, stove/refrigerator. $600 monthly +utilities +deposit. (937)538-1163 MINSTER, 105 N. Main. For sale/ rent to own. Updated! 4 Bedroom. $595 or $55,000. (937)526-4318 PIQUA, 2935 Delaware Circle, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, all appliances, No pets, $880 monthly, 1 year lease, (937)778-0524

REDUCED!! 3/4 Bedroom country home, 5 acres with woods. Recent updates, basement, tilt-in windows, large attached garage, machine shed. NEW FURNACE. Jackson Center, (937)596-6532.

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BAR STOOLS, medium colored oak, (2), swivel back, Amish custom made, (937)778-0986. BATHTUB BENCH, Guardian. Guardian commode, InMotion II Treadmill, Rollator, ped bike. All previously used items. (937)492-0606 CHRISTMAS TREE, 9.5', slim. $75. (937)473-9833 Call after 2pm. COOKWARE, Original Wagner cast iron. Excellent condition! Price negotiable. (937)492-9434 HOT TUB, Viking, twin power motors with lights, waterfall, cd player, gazebo. $3500, Tires/wheels 215x40x18 , $200 Both like new (937)418-1575 MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR Safari motorized scooter. Used less than 5 years. $200. Very good condition. (937)394-2923 NASCAR DIECAST collection. Over 225 1/24 diecast. Some autograph cars, Autograph picture cards. NASCAR card collection and lots more. 3 curio cabinets. (419)629-2041 TV, Magnavox 46 inch projection TV. Works good. $75. (937)498-9935

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 11CV104 The State of Ohio, Shelby County Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Plaintiff vs. Jesse M. James, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above named county, on Wednesday, the 14th day of December, 2011 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and City of Sidney , to wit: Situate in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby, and State of Ohio: Being Lot Number 2186 in L.R. Wagner's Subdivision in said City, County, and State. Said Premises Located at 890 Spruce Ave, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $70,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Andrew C. Clark, Attorney Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7 2236886

PLAYSTATION3, new, still in Box. W/T Sony Remote. Comes with KillZone3 and SackBoy1 games. Call any time. CASH ONLY!! $245, (937)621-5434.

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 06CV000287 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., Plaintiff vs. David W. Billing, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 300 Spruce Street, Botkins, OH 45306 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on December 7, 2011, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, SITUATED IN THE VILLAGE OF BOTKINS, COUNTY OF SHELBY AND STATE OF OHIO, TO WIT: BEING LOT NUMBER ONE (1) IN THE STEINKE SUBDIVISION OF THE SAID VILLAGE AS THE SAME IS SHOWN BY PLAT DATED SEPTEMBER 23, 1959, AND FILED FOR RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO, AS DOCUMENT NUMBER 42334 ON SEPTEMBER 24, 1959. SUBJECT TO LEGAL HIGHWAYS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. Parcel No: 11-0233378.003 Prior Deed Reference: Book 1055, page 282 Said Premises Located at 300 Spruce Street, Botkins, OH 45306 Said Premises Appraised at $85,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Kirk Sampson, Attorney Nov. 16, 23, 30 2234463

COTTONWOOD TREE, down. FREE! You remove. Southern Shelby County, FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up. (937)596-6622 or (937)726-2780 FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $130 per cord split/ delivered. Roundwood $85 per cord; delivered/ dumped. , (937)844-3756.

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE WWR #10074076 CASE NO. 11CV000309 (Foreclosure) IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff vs. TRAGG R. COEY, et al., Defendants In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, the Shelby County Courthouse, on the 2nd floor in the lobby, in Shelby County, on Wednesday, the 14th day of December, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., the following described real estate to-wit: Situate in the Township of Green, County of Shelby and State of Ohio and being a part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 4, T2, R12, B.T.M. Green Township, Shelby County, Ohio and being more fully described as follows: Commencing for reference at an iron pin in a monument box found in the Southeast corner of the Southeast Quarter of section 4, and being also the intersection of Champaign-Shelby Road and Miami-Shelby Road; thence North 89 degrees 21’ 47” West, 420.00 feet, along the South line of the quarter and centerline of Miami-Shelby Road, to the principal place of beginning of the tract herein conveyed passing for reference a P.K. nail found at 419.79 feet; thence North 89 degrees 21’ 47” West, 200.00 feet, along the South line of the quarter and centerline of MiamiShelby Road, to a P.K. nail set; thence North 00 degrees 08’ 38” East, 248.24 feet to an iron pin set, passing for reference an Iron pin set at 30.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 21’ 47” East, 200.00 feet to an iron pin found in the Northwest corner of Tract “G” as recorded in Plat Volume 27, Page 180; thence South 00 degrees 08’ 38” West, 248.24 feet, along the West line of Tract “G”, to the principal place of beginning, passing for reference an Iron pin set at 218.24 feet. Containing 1.140 acres, more or less, with 0.138 acres, more or less, of same being in existing road right of way and all being subject to any legal highways and easements of record. The above description was prepared by Steven E. Bowersox, Ohio Professional Surveyor Number 7059, based on a survey performed under his direction dated April 8, 1999 with the bearings used for same being based on those shown in Plat Volume 27, Page 180. Plat of survey: Plat Volume 28, Page 211, and being known as Tract “K” therein. PPN: 17-28-04-400-019 Said Premises located at 21889 Miami Shelby Road, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises appraised at $70,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds that amount. Terms of sale: 10% of the purchase price down the date of sale with the remaining balance to be paid within thirty days from the date of sale. David W. Cliffe (0059537), Attorney for the Plaintiff Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7 2237285

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 11CV000355 The State of Ohio, Shelby County CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Paolina Quafisi aka Paolina T. Quafisi, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above named county, on Wednesday, the 14th day of December, 2011 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and City of Sidney , to wit: Situate in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and bounded and described as follows: Being Lot Numbered Six Thousand One Hundred Ninety-Three (6193) of the Quafisi Subdivision in the said City of Sidney, in said County and State aforesaid. Said Premises Located at 217 Oak Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $4,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit Charles R. Janes, Attorney John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7 2236885

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 11CV000015 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Chase Home Finance, LLC, Plaintiff vs. Kimberly R. Centers, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 1947 Fair Oaks Drive, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on December 7, 2011, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the State of Ohio, County of Shelby, City of Sidney and being Lot Numbered Three Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty Seven (3967) Green Tree Hills Subdivision, Section 5, as recorded on plat thereof. Parcel No: 01-18-26-126-039 Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 1486 page 264 Said Premises Located at 1947 Fair Oaks Drive, Sidney, OH 45365Said Premises Appraised at $70,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Channing L. Ulbrich, Attorney Nov. 16, 23, 30 2234488 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 09 CV 140 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF16, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-FF16, Plaintiff, vs. William Hoge, et al, Defendants. In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse, in Sidney, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 2011, at 10:00 A.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and Village of Botkins, to wit: Situated in the Village of Botkins Shelby County, Ohio, to-wit: Being Lots Numbered 531 and 532 of the George Mayberry Plat recorded at Plat Volume 27, Page 22, Shelby County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at: 306 Roth Street, Botkins, OH 45306 Said Premises Appraised at $45,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Terms of Sale: 10% deposit. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio David F. Hanson, Attorney Nov. 9, 16, 23 2230643

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 11CV000313 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Unity National Bank, a Division of The Park National Bank, Plaintiff, vs. William M. Richard, et al, Defendants. In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse, in Sidney, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 2011, at 10:00 A.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and City of Sidney, to wit: Situate in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby, and State of Ohio, and bounded and described as follows: Being the south half of Inlot One Hundred Thirty-seven (137) in the City of Sidney. Said Premises Located at: 324-326 Franklin Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $10,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Terms of Sale: 10% deposit. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Thomas G. Widman, Attorney Nov. 9, 16, 23 2230643 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 11CV000346 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff, vs. Paolina Quafisi aka Paolina T. Quafisi, et al., Defendants. In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse, in Sidney, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 7th day of December, 2011, at 10:00 A.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and City of Sidney, to wit: Situate in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and Being Lot Numbered Six Thousand One Hundred Ninety-four (6194) in the Quafisi Subdivision in the said City of Sidney, in said County and State aforesaid. Subject to easement, conditions, restrictions of record, if any, legal roadways and zoning ordinances, if applicable. Said Premises Located at: 219 Oak Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $3,500.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Terms of Sale: 10% deposit. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Melissa N. Meinhart, Attorney Nov. 16, 23, 30 2234388

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 11CV000080 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. CITIMORTGAGE, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ABN AMRO MORTGAGE ROUP, INC. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO ATLANTIC MORTGAGE & INVESTMENT CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. ELLSWORTH D. HARRIS, SR. aka ELLSWORTH D. HARRIS, et al, Defendants. In pursuant of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Courthouse, in Sidney, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 2011, at 10:00 o’clock A.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and in the City of Sidney, to wit: Situated in the County of Shelby in the State of Ohio and in the City of Sidney: Being Lot Number Three Thousand Forty-eight (3048) in the Fieldding Heights Subdivision to the City of Sidney, Ohio. Parcel Number: 01-22-04-353-020 Said Premises Located at: 409 Monterey Dr., Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $43,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Terms of Sale: 10% down day of sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Erin M. Laurito (SC#0075531) Attorney for Plaintiff Nov. 9, 16, 23 2230634

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 05CV000375 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. JP Morgan Chase Bank National Association as Trustee for the MLMI SURF Trust Series 2005-BC2, Plaintiff vs. Christopher Edwards, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 401 Mill Street, Anna, OH 45302 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on November 30, 2011, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situate in the Village of Anna, County of Shelby, State of Ohio and being Lot Numbered Three Hundred Ninety One (391) Wannemacher’s Subdivision Number Four (4) to the Village of Anna, Ohio, as set forth in Plat Book 16, Page 65, of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Parcel No: 09-0528452.013 Prior Deed Reference: O.R. Book 1497, page 1 Said Premises Located at 401 Mill Street, Anna, OH 45302 Said Premises Appraised at $40,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Tina R. Edmondson, Attorney Nov. 9, 16, 23 2230588

LEGAL NOTICE BIDDERS Purchase of one transit-style school bus Fairlawn Local School District 18800 Johnston Road Sidney, Oh 45365 Phone: (937) 492-1974 The Fairlawn Local Schools Board of Education, Shelby County, Ohio, is accepting sealed proposals for the purchase of one (1) 2012, 84 passenger transit school bus according to specifications of said Board of Education. Sealed proposals will be received by the board of education at the Fairlawn Schools, 18800 Johnston Road, Sidney, Ohio 45365, until 1:00 o'clock p.m. on Thursday December 1, 2011, when proposals will be opened and publicly read by the Treasurer. Separate and independent or combined bids will be received with respect to the chassis and body type, where applicable, and will state that the bus, when assembled and prior to delivery, will comply with all school board specifications, safety regulations and current Ohio Minimum Standards for School Bus Construction of the Department of Education, adopted by and with consent of the Director of Highway Safety pursuant to Section 4511.76 of the Ohio Revised Code and all other pertinent provisions of law. Specifications and instructions to bidders are on file in the Office of the Treasurer of Fairlawn Local School District The Fairlawn Local Schools Board of Education reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any irregularity or informality in the bid. By order of the Board of Education Keith Doseck, Treasurer, Fairlawn Local Schools. Nov. 16, 23 2235558 TO: SUBJECT: FOR:

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 11CV000327 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. U.S. Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Christopher R. Alexander, et al., Defendants. In pursuant of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Courthouse, in Sidney, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 14th day of December, 2011, at 10:00 o’clock A.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and in the City of Sidney, to wit: Subdivision Number Four (4) of Outlot Number Forty-Two (42) in the City of Sidney, Ohio, being Fifty-Three (53) feet off the East end of the North half of said Outlot Number Forty-Two (42); beginning at the Northeast corner of said Outlot; thence West on the North line thereof Fifty-Three (53) feet; thence South parallel with the East line of said Outlot to the South line of said North half of said Outlot; thence East with said line to the East line of said Outlot; thence North to the place of beginning. Subject to legal highways, easements, conditions and restrictions of record. Said Premises Located at: 119-121 West Water Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $65,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Terms of Sale: 10% down day of sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Joshua J. Epling (SC#0079568), Attorney for Plaintiff Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7 2236153

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 11CV000089 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. CitiMortgage, Inc., Plaintiff vs. Jessica M. Pearson, Defendants. In pursuant of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Courthouse, in Sidney, in the above named County, on Friday, the 14th day of December, 2011, at 10:00 o’clock A.M., he following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and in the City of Sidney, to wit: Situated in the State of Ohio, County of Shelby and in the City of Sidney: Being Lot No. Two Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty-Two (2722) in Northlawn Subdivision of Ruth Drive, as the same is platted and recorded in the Recorder’s Office of Shelby County, Ohio, by instrument No. 33336 filed November 4, 1995. Subject to all terms, conditions and restrictions contained in the plat herein above referred to by number, except that no dwelling costing less than Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) shall be permitted on the above described lot. Said Premises Located at: 440 E. Ruth St., Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $105,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Terms of Sale: 10% down day of sale/Waive deposit of 10% if Plaintiff is successful bidder at sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Erin M. Laurito (SC#0075531) Colette S. Car (SC#0075097) Attorneys for Plaintiff Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7 2236151

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 11681 REVISED CODE SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 11CV000273 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as Trustee, for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC2 Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Plaintiff vs. Nichole Capasso, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the Second floor lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, on Wednesday, the 7th day of December, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. o’clock, the following described real estate, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND AT THE SHELBY COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 640 North Ohio Avenue, Sidney, Ohio PROPERTY OWNER: Brandon Gates and Nichole Capasso PRIOR DEED REFERENCE: OR Book 1583, Page 497 PP#: 01-1825406-019 Said Premises Located at: 640 North Ohio Avenue, Sidney, Ohio Said Premises Appraised at $30,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. Cannot be sold for less than 2/3rds of the appraised value. 10% of purchase price down on day of sale, cash or certified check, balance on confirmation of sale. John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio REIMER, ARNOVITZ, CHERNEK & JEFFREY CO., L.P.A. By: F. Peter Costello (Reg. #0076112) Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 968, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 Telephone (330) 425-4201, Ext. 135 Fax: 330-425-0320 Email: Nov. 16, 23, 30 2234627

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COUNTY : SHELBY LEGAL NOTICE The following applications and/or verified complaints were received, and the following draft, proposed and final actions were issued, by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) last week. The complete public notice including additional instructions for submitting comments, requesting information or a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-644-2129 email:

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FINAL ISSUANCE OF PERMIT TO INSTALL NORCOLD, 600 S KUTHER RD, SIDNEY, OH ACTION DATE : 11/16/2011 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : P0108913 Processing of aluminum widgets FINAL ISSUANCE OF PERMIT-TO-INSTALL AND OPERATE EMERSON CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., 1675 WEST CAMPBELL ROAD, SIDNEY, OH ACTION DATE : 11/17/2011 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : P0108994 PTIO Renewal for 25.1 mmBTU/hr Cleaver Brooks Boiler Unit 521R Nov. 23 2237625 OHIO SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMISSION ELECTION LEGAL NOTICE The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District to be held in accordance with Chapter 1515 of the Ohio Revised Code. Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in Shelby County and are 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm, or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot. There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot: (1) at the annual meeting, which will take place December 6, 2011 at 6:30; (2) at the SWCD office until 4:30 p.m. on December 6, 2011 or (3) vote absentee by requesting the proper absentee request forms from the SWCD office at the following address: Shelby SWCD 822 Fair Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365 Two (2) Supervisors will be elected. Nominees are: 1. Judy Frilling 2. Fred Wells Nov. 23 2237703

11-05485 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE CASE NUMBER 11CV000224 U.S. BANK National Association, as Trustee for the Registered Holders of Aegis Asset Backed Secutirites Trust Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, series 2005-4, Plaintiff vs. Cynthia A. Reisinger aka Cindy A. Reisinger, et al., Defendants Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction at the 2nd floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above county, on the 7th day of December, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. the following described real estate: 1371 Stephens Road, Sidney, OH 45365-8823 Legal Description: Situated in the Township of Clinton, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, to-wit: Being part of the Northwest Quarter of Section Three (3), Town Seven (7), Range Six (6) East, Clinton Township, Ohio and being Lot Number Nineteen (19) in the Mill Creek Subdivision No. 2 as shown b Plat Number 64945, recorded in Plat Book 7, page 23 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Being located at the following address: 1371 Stephens Road, Sidney, OH 45365. Parcel Number(s): 010-26-03-154-017 Prior Deed Info: Quit Claim Deed, Vol. 298, Page 252, recorded 12/24/1991. Said premises also known as 1371 Stephens Road, Sidney, OH 45365-8823 PPN: 010-26-03-154-017 Appraised at: $70,000.000 and cannot be sold for less tha twothirds (2/3) of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: A DEPOSIT OF A CERTIFIED CHECK, PAYABLE TO THE SHERIFF, OR CASH, FOR TEN (10%) OF THE PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME THE BID IS ACCEPTED; EXCEPT WHERE THE BID AMOUNT IS $3,000.00 OR LESS, THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT SHALL BE $300 AND THE MAXIMUM DEPOSIT IN ANY CASE SHALL BE $10,000. THE FULL PURCHASE PRICE PAID TO THE SHERIFF WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE, AND UNLESS PAID WITHIN EIGHT (8) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT THE RATE OF TEN (10%) PER CENT UNTIL PAID, AND ON FAILURE TO DO SO, THE PURCHASER, SHALL BE ADJUDGED IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff of Shelby County THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN D. CLUNK, CO., LPA John D. Clunk #0005376 Ted A. Humbert #0022307 Timothy R. Billick #0010390 Robert R. Hoose #0074544 4500 Courthouse Blvd, #400 Stow, OH 44224 PH: 330-436-0300 FAX: 330-436-0301 Nov. 16, 23, 30 2235041

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE General Code, Sec. 11681 No: 11CV000258 The State of Ohio, Shelby County PEOPLES FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OF SIDNEY, Plaintiff vs. CHRISTOPHER L. CAVINDER, ET AL, Defendants In pursuant of an Order of Sale dated OCTOBER 24, 2011, in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 7th day of December, 2011, at 10:00 o’clock A. M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and in the City of Sidney, to-wit: TRACT I: Situate in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and described as follows: Being all of Inlot Number 836 in the English addition to the Village, now the City of Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. Except 38 feet off the entire west side. SUBJECT TO LEGAL HIGHWAYS AND EASEMENTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. DEED REFERENCE: Volume 326, Page 24 of the Deed Records of Shelby County, Ohio and Volume 1701, Page 444, Official Records, Shelby County, Ohio. Tract I Parcel No. 01-1825330.025 Volume 1701, Page 444 Property Address: 342-344 Maple Street, Sidney, OH 45365. Tract II: Situate in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, viz: Being a part of Inlot 417 in the City of Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio, bounded and descried as follows: Commencing at the Southwest corner of said Inlot 417; thence East on the South line of said Inlot 84 feet 8 inches to a point; thence North parallel to the West line of said inlot 46 feet to a point; thence West 84 feet 8 inches to the West line of said inlot; thence South along the West line of said Inlot 46 feet to the place of beginning and there terminate. Being the same premises heretofore owned by Clara Bohrer. SUBJECT TO LEGAL HIGHWAYS AND EASEMENTS, CONDITIONS, AND RESTRICTIONS OF RECORD. DEED REFERENCE: Volume 271, Page 53 of the Deed Records of Shelby County, Ohio and Volume 1741, Page 484, Official Records, Shelby County, Ohio. Tract II Parcel No. 01-1836278.008 Volume 1741, Page 784 Property Address: 430-432 South Main Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises are Located at Tract I Property Address 342-344 Maple Street, Sidney, OH 45365. Tract II Property Address: 430-432 South Main Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises are Appraised at Tract I: $15,000.00 Tract II: $40,000.00 Each of the Premises will be sold separately and each Premise cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of their appraised amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% will be due on the day of the purchase and the remainder will be due at the confirmation of the sale using cash, bank money order, or certified check made payable to Shelby County Sheriff's Office. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff, Shelby County, Ohio Harry N. Faulkner (0011020) FAULKNER, GARMHAUSEN, KEISTER & SHENK A Legal Professional Association Attorney for Plaintiff Nov. 16, 23, 30 2235390

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. WWR #10038030 IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO CASE NO.10CV000214 (Foreclosure) GMAC MORTGAGE, L.L.C., Plaintiff vs. DAVID L. MESSER, Defendants In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, the Shelby County Courthouse, on the 2nd floor in the lobby, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., the following described real estate to-wit: Situated in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio: Being a tract of land located in Lot No. 563, City of Sidney, County of Shelby and as recorded in Plat Vol. 1, Page 310 and being more fully described as follows: Commencing at an iron pin in the northwest corner of Lot 563; Thence North 51 deg. 57’30” East 60.22 feet with the South line of Poplar Street to an iron pin, said pin being the Northwest Corner of this tract and also the principal place of beginning; Thence, continuing 51 deg. 57’30” East 63.23 feet with the South line of Poplar Street to an iron pin; thence South 4 deg. 10’ East 242.62 feet to an iron pin; Thence South 4 deg. 10’ East 242.62 feet to an iron pin; Thence Couth85 deg. 56’ West 52.50 feet with the centerline as extended of the alley lying South of Lot 561 to an iron pin; Thence North 4 deg. 10’ West 207.28 feet with the East line of W. Fast Tract as recorded in Deed Vol. 224, Page 888, to the principal place of beginning, containing 0.271 acre, more or less, and subject to all legal highways. Grantor grants 8.25 foot strip, 0.010 acre, more or less, off the South side of subject tract for right of way for the public use forever. Said tract being part of the premises recorded in deed Volume 217, Page 177. The above description was prepared by Charles W. Rudy, Registered Surveyor No. 6488 on September 18, 1978, from a survey made by same on September 12, 1978. Please see attached Legal Description. PIDN: 01-18-36-235-006 Said premises located at 433 East Poplar Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $26,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio David W. Cliff (0059547), Attorney for Plaintiff Nov. 9, 16, 23 2231281 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 2011 CV 000132 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. U.S. Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. Wanda L. Taylor, Defendants. In pursuant of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Courthouse, in Sidney, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 2011 , at 10:00 o’clock A.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and in the City of Sidney, to wit: Situated in the Township of Washington, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, to-wit: Part of the Northwest Quarter, Section 5, Town 7, Range 6 East, Washington Township, Shelby County, Ohio: Commencing at a stone on the SE corner of the Northwest Quarter of said section; thence north along the east line of said quarter section, 480 ft. to an iron pin on the north line of California Drive and the place of beginning for the following described real estate; Thence west along the north line of said California Drive 1558.5 ft. to an iron pin; thence in a northeasterly direction with an interior angle of 58 deg. 57 min., 98.2 ft., to an iron pin; thence in a northeasterly direction with an interior angle of 164 deg. 10 ft., 206.6 ft. to a corner post; thence east with an interior angle of 155 deg. 56 min., 243.4 ft. to an iron pin, thence north with an interior angle of 228 deg. 36 min., 405.2 ft. to an iron pin; thence east with interior angle of 112 deg. 08 min., 207.3 ft. to an iron pin; thence south with an interior angle of 91 deg. 00 min., 287.2 ft. to a corner post; thence east with an interior angle of 269 deg. 51 min., 759 ft. to a corner post, thence south with an interior angle of 90 deg. 18 min., 395 ft. to the place of beginning. Containing 14.3 acres, more or less, being part of the premises recorded in Volume 150, page 294 of the Shelby County Deed Records. Said Premises Located at: 10405 California Dr., Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $55,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Terms of Sale: 10% down day of sale/Waive deposit of 10% if Plaintiff is successful bidder at sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Erin M. Laurito (SC#0075531) Colette S. Car (SC#0075097) Attorneys for Plaintiff Nov. 9, 16, 23 2230630

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 11CV000301 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. Fifth Third Mortgage Company, Plaintiff, vs. Karen D. Sayre, et al, Defendants. In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse, in Sidney, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 2011, at 10:00 A.M., the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and City of Sidney, to wit: Situated in the County of Shelby, in the State of Ohio and in the Township of Orange, and bounded and described as follows: Being a part of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of Section 34, Town 2, Range 12, M.R.S. in Orange Township, Shelby County, Ohio, and being more fully described as follows: Tract I: Commencing at a stone in the Northeast corner of said Section; thence South along the East line of said Section (centerline of Knoop-Johnston Road, Township Road #139), 663.50 feet to the place of beginning for the following described premises; thence continuing South along said East Section line, 121.00 feet to a spike; thence West with an interior angle of 90 degrees 24' 360.00 feet to an iron pin; thence North with an interior angle of 89 degrees 36' 121.00 feet to an iron pin; thence East with an interior angle of 90 degrees 24' 360.00 feet to the place of beginning. Containing 1.00 acres, more or less. Being subject to all legal highways and being part of the premises recorded in Volume 164, Page 276, of the Shelby County Deed Records. A survey of this property was made by J. Stephen Hubbell, Reg. Eng. #33018, Reg. Sur. #5567. Tract II: Commencing at a stone in the Northeast corner of said Section; thence South along the East line of said Section (centerline of Knoop-Johnston Road, Township Road #139), 784.50 feet to the place of beginning for the following described premises; thence continuing South along said East Section line, 121.00 feet to a spike; thence West with an interior angle of 90 degrees 24' 360.00 feet to an iron pin; thence North with an interior angle of 89 degrees 36' 121.00 feet to an iron pin; thence East with an interior angle of 90 degrees 24' 360.00 feet to the place of beginning. Containing 1.00 acres, more or less. Being subject to all legal highways and being part of the premises recorded in Volume 164, Page 276, Shelby County Deed Records. A survey of this property was made by J. Stephen Hubbell, Reg. Eng. #33018, Reg. Sur. #5567. Said Premises Located at 851 South Knoop Johnston Road, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $75,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. Terms of Sale: 10% deposit. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Benjamin W. Ogg, Attorney Nov. 9, 16, 23 2230674

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 11CV000067 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. CU Mortgage Investors, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Robert E. Morris, Jr., et al., Defendants. In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 7th day of December, 2011, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the Township of Salem, County of Shelby and State of Ohio: Part of the NE ¼ of Section 9, TI, R7E, Salem Township, Shelby County, Ohio: Being all of Lot No. 170 of the Elizabeth Brown Subdivision No. 2 as recorded in Plat Volume 25, page 49 of the Shelby County Plat Records. Containing 1.677 acres, more or less, being subject to all legal highways and easements of record, the grantor also grants to the grantee a perpetual sanitary tile easement from the premises herein conveyed into adjacent, tile fields, and being part of the premises recorded in Volume 253, page 217 of the Shelby County Deed Records. Prior Deed: Vol. 1646 and Page 354 of the Shelby County, Recorder’s Official Records. Said Premises Located at 9831 Pasco-Montra Road, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $100,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Theran J. Selph, Sr. Nov. 16, 23, 30

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