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BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER The investigation is continuing into what Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart calls an “unfortunate accident” that took the life of a 3-year-old girl Tuesday night. The Sheriff’s Office has identified the girl as Cho-Chagna Fogt, 1117 Hilltop Ave., Apt. E. Her parents have been identified as Jasmine and Michael Fogt. She was pronounced dead at Wilson Memorial Hospital following the accident, which happened around 5:40 p.m. in front of the Riverside Carryout and Cones on Riverside Drive (Ohio 47). According to Lenhart, Fogt had gone to the convenience store with her mother and another child. After going into the store, they purchased some items and left. “They got close to the edge of the roadSDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg way,” said Lenhart. “The young lady was For photo reprints, visit pushing one child in a stroller. The little A ROADSIDE memorial for Cho-Chagna Fogt was placed at the entrance of Riverside See ACCIDENT/Page 5A Carryout & Cones Wednesday. Cho-Chagna was struck and killed by a car Tuesday.

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TODAY’S THOUGHT “There is a great deal of difference in believing something still, and believing it again.” — W.H. Auden, British poet (1907-1973) For more on today in history, turn to Page 15A.

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A Bourbon Red turkey (left) and a Blue Slate turkey hang out at a small farm just south of Pasco on Ohio 29 Wednesday. The two fat turkeys do not have to worry about being eaten this year.

The investigation in question involved alleged drug A lawsuit has been filed in buys conducted by the ACE Shelby County Common Task Force, a joint law enPleas Court forcement operation that has against forsince been disbanded. mer Sheriff's The lawsuit was filed last Deputy Jodi week on behalf of Dan RoVan Fossen driguez, 523 W. Main St., and three Anna, owner of The Fault “John Does” Line Bar, and Wesley Burnin response side, who worked for Roto issues surdriguez at the bar. rounding an The suit identified Van alleged drug Van Fossen Fossen, of Wapakoneta, as investigation “acting in an official capacity that took place in Anna in as a Shelby County Sheriff ’s 2010. See LAWSUIT/Page 5A

It’s a beagle Thanksgiving BY JIM JOHNSON While most people will enjoy turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy this Thanksgiving, for one Sidney family there will be puppy treats and dog food. Of course, the latter two will be for a special extended family that has a special reason for giving thanks this year. Thanks to the compassion of Diane Bender of Sidney, this will be a special Thanksgiving for Henry, Ike, Shania and Snoodle. They are beagles who have found a safe home for the holidays. The beagle is a special dog to Darrell Bender’s wife. She sees them as pets, but she says, “A lot of people don’t see them as pets. They see them as hunting dogs.” The Bender house has been a temporary home for about 100 dogs over the past 20 years or so. Each one has a special story. Some were abused; others about to be abandoned. And others came her way when people could no longer take care of their pets. The dogs come her way from a number of sources. “Sometimes friends call when they hear about a dog,” she notes. She will also get calls from shelters and dog rescue operators in other states. One organization she works with is BREW Mid West animal rescue organization, which is headquartered in Wadsworth, Ill., a Chicago suburb. She will sometimes take in a beagle, make sure its shots are up-to-date and see about transporting it to the Illinois site. She describes how she took one animal to See BEAGLE/Page 13A

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DIANE BENDER is thankful for her beagles this Thanksgiving. The Sidney woman has helped place more than100 beagles in good homes over the years. Here she is with Ike, Shanai and Snoodles, who must be thankful that they aren’t spending Thanksgiving in a dog pound, or worse.

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MUNICIPAL COURT unsuccessful completion of the court’s license intervention program was sentenced to pay $75 plus costs. Waivers Dustin M. Hilyard, 209 Robb St., B, Jackson Center, $130. Ricky J. Sharp, 1916 Fair Oaks Drive, prohibitions minors under 21, $161. Sarah E. Rust, 7410 Wright Moyer Road, confinement or restraint of dogs, $130. William J. Powers, 106 N. Pomeroy Ave., right of way when turning left, $136. Heidi L. Poeppelman. 11499 Meranda Road, Anna, speed, $255. Sonya M. Phillips, 8900 State Route 274, Kettlersville, speed, $141. Evangaline C. Drees, 1202 Superior Court, speed, $135. William A. Allen II, 1121 Riverbend Blvd., seatbelt, $116. Sarah J. Karas, 102 W. South St., New Knoxville, speed, $135. Danielle J. Beard, 18895 Sidney-Plattsville Road, speed, $135. Charles E. Roderick Jr., 13490 Pasco Montra Road, Maplewood, seat belt, $116. Robert C. Cotterman, 1020 N. Main Ave., seat belt, $116. Joseph L. Hunkler, 8820 County Road 13, DeGraff, speed, $135. Cynthia S. Smith, 2116 Broadway Ave., speed, $135. Joshua M. Brooks, 432 Hoewisher Road, speed, $135. Jason R. Line, 13080 Fort Loramie Swanders Road, speed, $135. Kathy K. Iwanski, 2985 Lisa Drive, speed, $135. Amber N. Dershem, 4390 Russia-Versailles Road, Houston, speed, $135. Adrien B. Boerger, 81 Eastview Drive, Fort Loramie, speed, $135. Sarah J. Magoto, 116 Kathline Court, Versailles, failure to display plate, $130. Katie E. Rivera, 887 Chestnut Ave., speed, $125. Roxanne Cannonie, 302 Doering St., obedience of traffic control devices, $136. Joseph A. Benanzer, 7682 Cecil Road, seat belt, $116. Michelle S. McNamara, 309 Doering St., speed, $175. Heather L. Nation, 833 N. West Ave., speed, $135.


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Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -3:18 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to a medical call in the 10700 block of Lock Two Road. TUESDAY -5:51 p.m.: medical. Jackson Center Rescue responded to a medical call in the 100 block of Redbud Circle.

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block of Constitution Avenue. -9:15 p.m.: wires. Firefighters were dispatched to 412 Walnut Ave. on a report of a problem with outside electric wires. Dayton Power and Light was also dispatched. -7:01 p.m.: assistance. Medics responded for assistance on the 400 block of South Miami Avenue. -5:39 p.m.: injury. Medics responded to a report of an injury in the 1000 block of Riverside Drive. -4:04 p.m.: smoke detector. Firefighters were dispatched to 1520 Sandlewood Place on a report of a smoke detector problem. -1:30 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1200 block of Campbell Road on a medical call. -12:20 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of North Main Avenue on a medical call. -12:16 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 1000 block of Juniper Way.

WEDNESDAY -12:34 a.m.: OVI. Sidney Police arrested Scott W. Fair, 48, during a traffic stop at Sixth Avenue and Willow Place and charged him with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reportedly in excess of 0.17. TUESDAY -4:52 p.m.: OVI. Police arrested Nathaniel Waggoner, 24, 804 N. Miami Ave., on charges of OVI, open container and misleading a public official. -10:07 a.m.: arrest. Police responded to 121 W. Poplar St. and arrested Jonah I. Brown, 58, for allegedly inducing panic.

Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -1:05 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to the 1700 block of Fair Oaks Drive on a medical call. TUESDAY -9:51 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 1100

Students get fit Over the last five weeks, third-grade students at Whittier Elementary School had the opportunity to participate in the Operation Fit Kids Program, sponsored by the Honda Wellness Center in Anna. The program recently wrapped up at Whittier with an awards ceremony for each of the program’s student participants. This outreach program, which was held at Whittier once a week, is meant to help educate children on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Operation Fit Kids is a condensed program written by American Counsel on Exercise (ACE) into a five-week training module. The program was taught by Laura Cianciolo, heath fitness professional and group exercise supervisor at Honda Wellness Center located at Honda of America Manufacturing in Anna, and Janan Wolowiec, a registered dietician. The pair held once weekly 2 1/2-hour sessions at Whittier for students, teaching them healthy habits and leading group exercises. Each week focused on a different health-related topic, like healthy foods and ways children can stay active with exercise. The program recently concluded and each student was rewarded for their participation during an awards ceremony. Each student received a certificate, an Operation Fit Kids dog tag necklace, a drawstring bag donated by Wilson Memorial Hospital and an apple and an orange, also donated by the hospital.

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In Sidney Municipal Court Monday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller continued the bond and held over for a grand jury the weapons under disability and domestic violence case against Robert North, 34, 527 Fourth Ave. • David E. Sloan, 27, 17601 Montra Road, Anna, possessing criminal tools and illegal manufacture of drugs, $100 fine plus costs, 180 day driver’s license suspension, occupational driving privileges granted for travel to and from work. • Lori A. McLain, 43, 8424 Lochard Road, domestic violence, fined $75 plus costs, 15 days in jail, one year probation (defendant must keep all guns in a gun cabinet). McLain must also complete an Anger Rage Program and a gun safety course in lieu of five days in jail. If fines and costs are paid by May 21, five days of jail may be reconsidered. • Christina M. Barga, 41, 866 S. Main Ave., restrict owner lending vehicle, $150 plus costs, 40 hours community service, one year probation. If fines and costs are paid by May 21, 20 hours of community service may be reconsidered. • Dylan A. Little, 18, 6682 State Route, 362, Apt. C., Fort Loramie, driving under suspension-FRA suspension, $150 plus costs, 20 hours community service, one year probation. Community service may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid by May 21. • Thomas A. Larger, 42, 10934 Comanche Drive, failure to reinstate license, amended to failure to display, $250 plus costs, 80 hours community service, one year probation. If fines and costs are paid by July 18, 40 hours of community service may be reconsidered. In Sidney Municipal Court Tuesday, Goettemoeller fined Aaron Lawson, 24, 921 N. Miami Ave.,$150 plus costs for obstructing official business. Lawson also was sentenced to 15 days in jail and one year probation. Lawson may continue and complete counseling as recommended in lieu of 10 days in jail. If fines and costs are paid by May 22, five days of jail may be reconsidered. • Kristina M. Hamaker, 25, 1212 Cinnamon Ridge Lane, no operator’s license, after


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• Another person has taken over leadership of 492-5101 Toys for Tots. In light of View obituaries at this, the Osgood and North Star Youth Ministries are having a Toys for Tots drive for infants through 17 years old. ANTICA New or gently used toys MURRINA will be accepted. Boxes will be in the front entrances of the churches. Available Items will be accepted at from Saturday through Dec. 11. • Advent penance services will be held at St. Nicholas and St. 104 E. Mason Rd., Sidney Louis Catholic churches. At St. Nicholas, the CCD penance service will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the parish penance service will be Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. At St. Louis, the CCD penance service will be Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and the parish penance Funeral Home and service will be Dec. 15 at Cremation Services 7 p.m. 502 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney • The St. Barbara So492-5130 dality Christmas party 2232185 will be held Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Sign-up sheets are at the entrance to St. Nicholas Church. • The St. Nicholas “Come See Our Newest Townhomes in Sidney” Dinner/Dance will be held Jan. 21. • On Tuesday at 7 p.m., all are welcome to come to the St. Nicholas Church basement to make mats for the home937-492-8640 • less. Participants should 2231771 bring scissors and a size Q crochet hook if they wish to crochet. • St. Nicholas Parish donation envelopes are located in the baby-sitting area of the basement. • The Osgood American Legion will have a New Year’s Eve dance. The cost is $25 per couple, which includes a sausage and kraut 2229985 luncheon. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Music will TREE TRIMMING start at 9. For tickets, & call (419) 582-4551 or • Beautify Protect (419) 582-2780. • Prevent & Treat Disease MARKETS • Revive Ailing LOCAL GRAIN MARKETS Trees 2231521




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D e p u t y ” and claims defamation, false light, tortious interference with business relations and intentional infliction of emotional distress. A jury trial is demanded. The lawsuit alleges Van Fossen and the John Does “acted to specifically target” Rodriguez and Burnside by “making statements that were both false and defamatory.” The suit alleges that the statements caused Rodriguez and Burnside “severe emotional distress and economic loss.”

Undercover According to the suit, around March 5, 2010, Van Fossen and an accompanying deputy sheriff went to The Fault Line Bar as part of an undercover investigation. Rodriguez allegedly greeted Van Fossen and the deputy, having “been informed that undercover police officers were to be in attendance at the bar that evening in what Daniel believed was a search for undercover drinking.” Van Fossen and the deputy allegedly “ordered a drink from Wesley (Burnside), who was working as a bartender at the time of their arrival. Wesley immediately asked Van Fossen and the accompanying deputy whether they were the alleged undercover officers that were to be at The Fault Line that evening.” The suit claims that “Van Fossen and the deputy did not immediately respond but later Van Fossen provided Wesley with her real name, her phone number and detailed her role as a Shelby County Sheriff Deputy.”

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and Burnside claim Van Fossen and the John Does “negligently, recklessly, intentionally and maliciously published false and defamatory statements, both orally and in writing” relating to Rodriguez and Burnside, including in the investigation report and allege their actions have caused Rodriguez and Burnside to suffer “financial damages as well as to their reputation.”

False light • False light — Rodriguez and Burnside claim Van Fossen and the John Does “intentionally and maliciously communicated false statements that targeted” Rodriguez’s and Burnside’s reputations and made statements that “were made with actual knowledge that the allegations were false or with reckless disregard as to the truth or the falsity of the allegations” and alleges that the allegations caused “outrage and emotional suffering, shame or humiliation” to Rodriguez and Burnside. • Tortious interference with business advantage — The lawsuit alleges that Van Fossen and the John Does “had direct knowledge and existence of the business relationships” between Rodriguez and Burnside and the “community and prospective employers and “maliciously and committed acts and made statements” targeting Rodriguez’s and Burnside’s “economic expectancy.”

Distress • Intentional infliction of emotional distress — The lawsuit alleges that Van Fossen and the John Does “intended to cause emotional distress” and alleges that Van Fossen’s conduct and that of the John Does “was so extreme and outrageous as to go beyond all possible bounds of decency” and alleges that “the mental anguish, breakdown in personal relationships and absolute shunning of the community” was of “such a serious nature that no reasonable person should be expected to endure it.” Rodriguez and Burnside are asking for amounts in excess of $25,000 for compensatory damages and in excess of $25,000 for punitive damages and attorney's fees. The lawsuit was filed by Joshua Albright and Scott Kelly of Roberts, Kelly and Bucio, LLP, Sidney.

“Wesley and Van Fossen spent the remainder of the evening engaged in dancing and various forms of physical contact at the Fault Line,” the lawsuit contends. It also claims that Van Fossen told Burnside before she left that there was “no alleged drug activity involving either Wesley or The Fault Line.” This reportedly was the only time that drug activity was discussed. The lawsuit claims that later that evening, Burnside “contacted Van Fossen ... and arranged a date” with her the next day. The two allegedly went to a restaurant in Troy on March 6, 2010, during which time there was no discussion of drug activity. Other than that date, Defendants Burnside alleged he had Albright said his no personal contact with clients are waiting to Van Fossen. name additional defen‘False statements’ dants in the The lawsuit alleges lawsuit after they hear that “as part of a subse- from Van Fossen’s attorquent investigation, Van ney. He said it is possible Fossen and some or all of the county may also be the ... John Does made added as a defendant. He false and misleading noted his clients are seekstatements” about Ro- ing damages beyond the driguez and Burnside. It $25,000, but that claims that “Van Fossen the $25,000 amount is the and other undercover minimum amount that deputies or confidential could be sought. informants had received When contacted by the five controlled (drug) Sidney Daily News, Van buys” from Burnside, Fossen declined to com“which never occurred” ment about the lawsuit, and were “completely but indicated the county false.” is responsible for the acThe defamatory state- tion because she was ments, the lawsuit alleges, working as a deputy at have caused Burnside to the time of the alleged in“suffer severe economic cidents. and personal relationship Shelby County Proseloss due to being labeled a cutor Ralph Bauer drug dealer” and states said his office had not that Rodriguez has “suf- been notified of the lawfered severe economic loss suit and would need to redue to being intentionally view it before targeted by the false and commenting. misleading statement” alVan Fossen was termilegedly made by Van Fos- nated as a deputy by forsen and the John Does mer Sheriff Dean Kimpel. concerning drug activity Kimpel has since been at The Fault Line. charged in Auglaize Among the causes of County with sexual bataction are: tery against Van Fossen • Defamation — In and has left office pending which Rodriguez outcome of the case.

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City boards OK requests BY JENNIFER day-care center at 2280 BUMGARNER Industrial Drive. It was also approved with conditions. The center must The Sidney Planning have a shelter in place Commission and the Zon- and evacuation plan aping Board of Appeals met proved by the fire departMonday and approved all ment, drop-off/pickup of the items they dis- pattern approved by city cussed. engineer and must meet The Planning Com- all applicable fire, buildmission discussed the re- ing and health codes. The plat of three parcels to traffic pattern has alcreate three new lots at ready been approved by 413 to 415 Fairview the city engineer and the Road. The purpose of the fire department has esreplat is to define a lot for sentially approved the each of the existing two plans but have requested residences and a third lot minor changes. for the undeveloped land An Internet to the west, which is ad- cafe/sweepstakes busijacent to Fourth Avenue. ness received approval The commission ap- for a permit in the Sidney proved the request and it Plaza, 1524 Michigan St. will now go before City It was approved with conCouncil for final ap- ditions. It must have a proval. zoning certificate of occuThe Zoning Board of pancy, a sign permit and Appeals also approved all necessary permits four conditional-use per- with the state. The busimits during its meeting. ness must be closed beThe three permits were tween midnight and 6 approved with condi- a.m. and no alcohol or tions. food service without the The first was for NK proper licenses and perTelco’s use of the property mits. where the former Cook Outdoor storage has House stood at 217 S. been approved for 990 Main Ave. NK Telco re- Gearhart Road. The perquested the permit for a mit was approved with public utility building. It conditions. It can have no was approved with the salvaging, dismantling or following conditions: only wrecking of vehicles. for public utility build- There also needs to be viings, no garages, ware- sual screening adjacent houses, offices or outdoor to the property to the storage buildings and west, which means there plans for outdoor artifi- must be a buffer like cial lighting need to be trees and shrubs or approved by the board. opaque fencing. It also Rogy’s Learning Cen- must be surrounded on ter also requested a per- all sides by a fence or a mit for commercial wall.

ACCIDENT girl was at the woman’s right side and she crossed the road in front of the car.” The driver of the car was Paige E. Boston, 20, 11149 State Route 47, Versailles. According to Lenhart, Boston was going home from work and was not physically injured in the accident but she was “very upset because she has a child of her own.” Boston was westbound on Ohio 47 in front of Riverside Carryout and Cones. According to Lenhart, that section of roadway has a lot of traffic at that time of day and low light level. Lenhart also noted that the speed limit isn’t marked well for the westbound lanes and the speed is different depending on the lane. “The westbound lane is in the county and the

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speed limit is 55,” said Lenhart. “The eastbound lane is in the city limits and the speed limit is 35.” Deputies were on the scene Wednesday morning looking at measurements and skid marks. They were also able to review video from the store’s surveillance cameras. “Initially it appears to us at this time that Boston didn’t do anything wrong and unfortunately the child went out into the traffic,” said Lenhart. “It’s an unfortunate, terrible crash and the loss of the life of a child. It has an impact on everybody, especially this time of the year.” Sidney Fire and Emergency Services responded as well as Sidney Police and the Sheriff’s Office.


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FBI arrests 7 in Amish haircut attacks BERGHOLZ (AP) — Authorities raided the compound of a breakaway Amish group in eastern Ohio on Wednesday morning and arrested seven men on federal hate crime charges in hair-cutting attacks against Amish men and women. Among those arrested were the group’s leader, Sam Mullet, and three of his sons, said Mike Tobin, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Cleveland. Several members of the group carried out the attacks in September and October by forcefully cutting the beards and hair of Amish men and women, authorities have said. Cutting the hair is a highly offensive act to

the Amish, who believe the Bible instructs women to let their hair grow long and men to grow beards and stop shaving once they marry. The attacks struck at the core of the Amish identity and tested their principles. They strongly believe that they must be forgiving in order for God to forgive them, which often means handing out their own punishment and not reporting crimes to law enforcement. Mullet told The Associated Press in October that he didn’t order the hair-cutting but didn’t stop his sons and others from carrying it out. He said the goal of the haircutting was to send a message to Amish in Holmes County that

they should be ashamed of themselves for the way they were treating Mullet and his community. “They changed the rulings of our church here, and they’re trying to force their way down our throat, make us do like they want us to do, and we’re not going to do that,” Mullet said. Seven men were in custody and expected to be arraigned Wednesday. They include Mullet and sons Johnny, Lester and Daniel, Tobin said. All of the men were sleeping when the FBI and local police showed up at their homes before dawn Wednesday, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said. Three men initially refused to come

A Thanksgiving resolution COLUMBUS — Gov. John R. Kasich has issued a resolution to commemorate Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time for all Ohioans to gather with their family and friends and remember the story of the Pilgrims, their friendship with the Native Americans, and their pursuit of religious freedom and a better life. Since Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a day of thanksgiving during the Civil War, Ohioans have taken this day to reflect on their blessings and give thanks for our freedom.

WHEREAS, Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family to gather together and express gratitude for our blessings, to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy and loved ones who enrich our lives; and WHEREAS, we remember the story of the Pilgrims, befriended by Native Americans, who came to America in search of religious freedom and a better life. Having arrived in the New World, these early settlers gave thanks to our Creator for granting them safe passage to this abundant land and protecting them through a bitter winter; and WHEREAS, Thanksgiving is a day when Americans recognize the providence bestowed upon our nation and celebrate the courage and faith of our country's first settlers; and WHEREAS, President Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War, revived the tradition of proclaiming a day of thanksgiving, asking God to, "heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and Union"; and WHEREAS, as we look back on the beginnings of our democracy and glance toward the future, Ohioans can see clearly that we live in a land of many blessings where every person has the right to live, work, and worship in freedom. NOW, THEREFORE, I, John R. Kasich, Governor of the State of Ohio, do hereby designate November 24, 2011 as THANKSGIVING DAY throughout Ohio and ask all Ohioans to remember the many blessings that we have experienced throughout the year. On this 24th day of November, 2011; John R. Kasich Governor

out of their rooms, but all seven were arrested without incident, he said. Authorities were planning to hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon to explain why they charged the men with hate crimes, Tobin said. The attacks came amid long-simmering tension between Mullet’s group, which he established in 1995, and Amish bishops. Arlene Miller, the wife of one victim, said several bishops hadn’t condoned Mullet’s decision to exseveral communicate members who previously left his community, saying there was no spiritual justification for his action. Five men, including

School’s chief says bullying response ‘short’ WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE (AP) — The head of a central Ohio school district concedes that administrators “fell short” in responding to complaints that a developmentally disabled student was being bullied by school staff. The couple raising the 14-year-old girl hid a recording device on her to show she was being verbally abused by a teacher and school aide. The Washington Court House Record Herald reports Miami Trace Schools Superintendent Dan Roberts told nearly

original claims, made by about a dozen men. The Plain Dealer reports the Rev. William Murphy is now sending a second letter saying that the first brought responses from 21 more former students complaining of sexual abuse or improprieties in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. He says the cases have been turned over to

Catholic Jesuit leaders for further investigation. Murphy tells the newspaper accusations have been made against three priests who died, plus a priest, a former priest and a lay teacher who are living. ——— Information from: The Plain Dealer, m

100 people at a school board meeting Tuesday that the district acted once it had “verifiable proof.” The secret recordings and investigations that followed have resulted in the aide’s resignation, disciplinary action for the teacher and a lawsuit. Roberts says he knows many people are outraged. He said he feels angry and betrayed, as both a father and educator. ——— Information from: Record Herald,


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More alumni allege abuse by priests CLEVELAND (AP) — A Roman Catholic boys’ high school in Cleveland that previously reported allegations of sexual abuse by priests years ago says more former students have complained. The president of St. Ignatius High School sent letters in August informing 18,000 alumni and students about the

man came into their house, held them down, and cut the father’s beard and the mother’s hair. But others have said they decided to press charges to prevent anyone else from getting hurt. Ohio has an estimated Amish population of just under 61,000 — second only to Pennsylvania — with most living in rural counties south and east of Cleveland. They have a modest lifestyle and are deeply religious. Their traditions of traveling by horse and buggy and forgoing most modern conveniences distance themselves from the outside world and symbolize a yielding to a collective order.

Johnny and Lester Mullet, were charged in state court last month in Holmes County, the heart of Ohio’s Amish country, in an attack on an Amish bishop and his son. They allegedly were held down while men used scissors and a clipper to cut their beards. Similar alleged attacks were under investigation in Amish communities in Carroll, Jefferson and Trumbull counties in eastern and northeastern Ohio. Authorities have said some Amish refused to press charges, following their practice of avoiding involvement the courts. One couple refused to press charges even after acknowledging that their two sons and another

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Skyjacker’s ID unknown SEATTLE (AP) — This week marks the 40th anniversary of the infamous D.B. Cooper skyjacking case, and enthusiasts are coming to the Pacific Northwest to celebrate. It was on Thanksgiving eve, 1971, when Cooper took $200,000 of ransom money and jumped out the back of a hijacked Boeing 727 into a freezing rain over southwestern Washington. The hijacker’s identity and fate remain mysteries. Nevertheless it’s been a rich year for Cooper sleuths. An Oklahoma woman came forward to say it may have been her uncle. A new book publicized several theories, and a research team released findings suggesting Cooper worked in the chemical industry. Some of the new findings will be presented during a symposium in Portland Saturday. The Ariel Store and Tavern in Washington also plans its annual bash later Saturday.

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Occupy protests cost nation’s cities at least $13M NEW YORK (AP) — During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of the wealthiest Americans cost local taxpayers at least $13 million in police overtime and other municipal services, according to a survey by The Associated Press. The heaviest financial burden has fallen upon law enforcement agencies tasked with monitoring marches and evicting protesters from outdoor camps. And the steepest costs by far piled up in New York City and Oakland, Calif., where police clashed with protesters on several occasions. The AP gathered figures from government agencies in 18 cities with active protests and focused on costs through Nov. 15, the day protesters were evicted from New York City’s Zuccotti Park, where the protests began Sept. 17 before spreading nationwide. The survey did not attempt to tally the price of all protests but provides a glimpse of costs to cities large and small. Broken down city by city, the numbers are more or less in

CHICAGO (AP) — Holiday travel got off to a soggy start in parts of the country Wednesday as millions of Americans undeterred by costlier gas and airfare set out for Thanksgiving celebrations, but few major problems were reported. About 42.5 million people are expected to drive, fly or ride trains to their Thanksgiving destinations, according to travel tracker AAA. That’s the highest number since the start of the recession. “Sacrifice to see the ones you love, that’s what we do,” said John Mahoney, who was driving with his girlfriend 20 hours from New Hampshire to visit his mother and sister in St. Louis. “Americans will still do what Americans do. We travel the roads.”

Jobless benefits up WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week after two months of steady declines. But the increase isn’t enough to reverse the downward trend. The fourweek average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell to its lowest level since April. The decline in the average signals that companies are laying off fewer workers.


The one that got away NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — It’s the big one that got taken away. Local fishing boat owner Carlos Rafael was elated when one of his trawlers snared an 881-pound bluefin tuna earlier this month. But the joy was shortlived. Federal fishery enforcement agents seized the fish when the crew returned to port Nov. 12. Rafael had tuna permits but was told catching tuna with a net is illegal. Instead, it’s got to be caught by handgear, such as rod and reel, harpoon or handline. “We didn’t try to hide anything," Rafael told The Standard-Times newspaper of New Bedford, a famous whaling era port 50 miles south of Boston. “We did everything by the book. Nobody ever told me we couldn’t catch it with a net.”

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line with the cost of policing major public events and emergencies. In Los Angeles, for example, the Michael Jackson memorial concert cost the city $1.4 million. And Atlanta spent several million dollars after a major snow and ice storm this year. But the price of the protests is rising by the day — along with taxpayer ire in some places. “What is their real agenda?” asked Rodger Mawhinney as he watched police remove an encampment outside his apartment complex in downtown Oakland. “I’ve gone up and asked them, ‘What are you truly trying to accomplish?’ I’m still waiting for an answer.” The Occupy movement has intentionally never clarified its policy objectives, relying instead on a broad message opposing corporate excess and income inequality. Aside from policing, cleaning and repairing property at dozens of 24-hour encampments, cities have had to monitor frequent rallies and protests. The spending comes as cash-

strapped police departments have cut overtime budgets, travel and training to respond to the recession. Nonetheless, city officials say they have no choice but to bring in extra officers or hold officers past their shifts to handle gatherings and marches in a way that protects free speech rights and public safety. In some cities, officials say the spending is eating into their overtime budgets and leaving less money for other public services. Protesters blame excessive police presence for the high costs in some places. And they note the cost has been minimal in other cities, and worth the spending because they have raised awareness about what they call corporate greed and the growing inequality between rich and poor. “We’re here fighting corporate greed and they’re worried about a lawn?” said Clark Davis of Occupy Los Angeles, where the city estimates that property damage to a park has been $200,000. In Oakland, where protesters temporarily forced the shutdown of a major port, the city

has spent more than $2.4 million responding to the protests. The cash-strapped city, which had to close a $58 million budget gap this year, was already facing an uphill battle when Occupy Oakland began Oct. 10. “The cost of the encampments is growing and putting a strain on our already fragile resources — police, public works, and other city staff,” said Mayor Jean Quan. “We will continue to be vigilant and ensure that public safety remains our first priority and that our downtown businesses are protected from vandalism. We will not tolerate lodging on public property, whether in parks or open space. It is illegal.” Sgt. Dom Arotzarena, president of the Oakland Police Officers Association, said Occupy-related costs will soar past $3 million when it’s all said and done. The city, he said, had to pay more for mutual aid when police removed the encampment at City Hall for a second time on Nov. 14, nearly three weeks after its first early morning raid, leading to dozens of arrests.

Yemen president to quit amid uprising

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IN THIS image made from video broadcast by Yemen State TV and accessed via APTN, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signs a document agreeing to step down after a long-running uprising to oust him from 33 years in power in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday. Saleh signed a U.S.-backed deal hammered out by his country’s powerful Gulf Arab neighbors to transfer his power within 30 days to his vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

Medicare chief to step down WASHINGTON (AP) — The point man for carrying out President Barack Obama’s health care law will be stepping down after Republicans succeeded in blocking his confirmation by the Senate, an official said Wednesday. Medicare chief Don Berwick, a Harvard professor widely respected for his ideas on how to improve the health care system, became the most prominent casualty of the political wars over a health care overhaul law whose constitutionality will be now decided by the Supreme Court. Berwick’s Dec. 2 resignation was confirmed by a senior congressional official, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of an announcement by the administration. He will be replaced by his principal deputy, Marilyn Tavenner, formerly Virginia’s top health care official. Forty-two GOP senators — more than enough to derail Berwick’s confirmation — had announced their opposition to his nomination months ago. That started a countdown on his temporary appointment, scheduled to run out at the end of the year.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen’s authoritarian President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Wednesday to step down after a fierce uprising to oust him from 33 years in power. The U.S. and its powerful Gulf allies pressed for the deal, concerned that a security collapse in the impoverished Arab nation was allowing an active al-Qaida franchise to gain a firmer foothold. Saleh is the fourth Arab leader toppled in the wave of Arab Spring uprisings this year, after longtime dictators fell in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. The deal gives Saleh immunity from prosecution — contradicting one key demand of Yemen’s opposition protesters. Seated beside Saudi King Abdullah in the Saudi capital Riyadh, Saleh signed the U.S.backed deal hammered out by

his country’s powerful Gulf Arab neighbors to transfer his power within 30 days to his vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. That will be followed by early presidential elections within 90 days. He was dressed smartly in a dark business suit with a matching striped tie and handkerchief and he smiled as he signed the deal, then clapped his hands a few times. He then spoke for a few minutes to members of the Saudi royal families and international diplomats, promising his ruling party “will be cooperative” in working with a new unity government. “This disagreement for the last 10 months has had a big impact on Yemen in the realms of culture, development, politics, which led to a threat to national unity and destroyed what has been built in past years,” he said.

Iraq war veteran now ‘Dancing’ champ

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IN THIS image released by ABC-TV, war veteran and actor J.R. Martinez (right) and his partner Karina Smirnoff hold their award after they were crowned champions of the celebrity dance competition series, “Dancing with the Stars,” Tuesday in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.R. Martinez started out as the least-known member of the “Dancing With the Stars” cast, but as the season went on, America fell in love with the 28-year-old soldierturned-soap opera star. “Dancing” draws 18 million viewers a week who got a firsthand look at the Iraq war veteran with the infectious positive attitude. They heard his story: How he was severely burned over more than 40 percent of his body when the Humvee he was driving for the U.S. Army struck a land mine, how he underwent numerous surgeries over years of recovery — then they saw him dancing like that had happened to somebody else. The 28-year-old actor and motivational speaker radiates joy. “You’ve got such a sparkling personality, you just light up this room,” ”Dancing” judge Len Goodman said. Earlier this month, Martinez was chosen as grand marshal of the 123rd annual Tournament of Roses parade. He was on the cover of People magazine and named one of its “sexiest men” a few weeks later. And on Tuesday, he became the new “Dancing With the Stars” champion. Martinez and professional partner Karina Smirnoff claimed the mirrorball trophy over fellow finalists Rob Kar-

dashian and Ricki Lake. “We’ve been able to create a lot of magical moments on the show and to top it off with this is amazing,” Martinez said, holding the glittery trophy. “And my friend, she deserves it,” he continued, looking at Smirnoff. “She’s an amazing dancer and she should be in that category with the elite when it comes to this show and hold her own trophy up. The fact that I was able to be part of that journey, I’m excited about that.” The dance partners (and neighbors — Smirnoff and Martinez live near one another) already know where they’ll put the mirrorballs. Smirnoff wants to keep hers at her dance studio in “a space with a spotlight and I’m going to polish it every morning,” she said. Martinez will be keeping his trophy even closer. “Right now I’m going to put mine in bed. I’m going to tuck it in, and it’s going to roll around with me,” he beamed. “And then after that, once we’ve kind of grown apart, I’m going to glue it to the hood of my car and drive around Los Angeles and honk my horn and it will be my own parade.” Kardashian, who came into the season finale in first place with professional partner Cheryl Burke, said he didn’t mind finishing as a runnerup.


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This 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. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen.

Tuesday Morning

• Wagner Manufacturing and General Houseware Corp. retirees meet at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast at Bob Evans. • The F.J. Stallo Memorial Library of Minster will host Storytime for children 3, 4 and 5 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Tuesday Afternoon

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

Tuesday Evening

• Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and care givers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomroy Ave. • The New Bremen Public Library hosts Storytime for all ages at 6:30 p.m. • Minster Civic Association meets at 7 p.m. at the Wooden Shoe Inn, Minster.


TODAY • Victoria Theatre Association presents the Kettering Health Network Wintergarden Wonderland through Jan. 2. Free, familyfriendly activities are offered at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center throughout the holiday including season, beloved Dayton-area traditions, music, crafts and more! FRIDAY • National Holiday Gift Show at Hara Arena in Dayton, features 370 booths of arts, crafts, collectibles, toys, home decor, floral arrangements, today and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, children 12 and under free. Take a new toy for Toys for Tots and get a $1 discount. (937) 278-4776. • Amos Memorial Public Library hosts a drop-in craft for children 3 1/2 to grade five from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. SATURDAY • Elvis Aaron Presley Jr. will be in concert at the Lost in the 50s Diner, 1533 Celina Road, St. Marys. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show time is 8 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call (419) 394-8710. SUNDAY • The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main Street, Troy, presents the 17th annual Homecoming Concert featuring baritone Blake Huffaker at 2 p.m. Pianist James Sparks will accompany him. The concert is presented free and open to the public. MONDAY • The New Bremen public Library will host a craft titled, “Decorate Wrapping Paper,” from 1 to 2 p.m. All ages are invited. Call (419) 6292158 to register. TUESDAY • The F.J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will host a young adult book club for sixth and seventh graders from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. and an adult book club at 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY • Annual Ohio Statehouse Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Ohio Statehouse, Broad & High Streets, downtown Columbus. Free. or (614) 752-9777.



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Seasonal ‘Hallelujah!’ The Gateway Choral Society chorus and orchestra performs portions of Handel’s “Messiah” at the First Church of God Sunday. The Rev. Phil Chilcote conducted the concert.

Get roof ready for winter Dear Heloise: erly, and are In the winter tight and semonths, a home’s cure. first measure of • Check the protection valleys of the against rain and roof to ensure snow is the roof. that they also A roofing manuare free and facturer offers clear of debris Hints these hints for that can add how to get your weight to the from roof ready for the and also Heloise roof cold winter: act as a barrier • Start by Heloise Cruse to rain and the checking snow. roof ’s framing structure • One of the most to make sure it is not common causes of roofcompromised. Visually ing leaks is with flashscan the roof for any sag- ing. ging or uneven areas. • You should walk • Inspect the gutter around to carefully insystems to make sure spect the shingles on the they are not clogged roof — look for curling or with branches, leaves or missing granules, and other debris. certainly for missing • Make sure that gut- shingles or damage from ters are fastened prop- birds, rodents or squir-

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Hands of Hope ‘gives’ thanks year-round BY LOLA E. BILLIEL “To say thank you for all you have, is to give.” Dave Porath, of Sidney, sums up the philosophy he and his wife, Tracy, live by all year long, not just at Thanksgiving time. Porath, who is youth pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Sidney, and his wife founded the local Hands of Hope program which provides meals to the needy. The inspiration for the program came when Porath and a group of eighth-grade students journeyed to Nashville, Tenn., where they stayed at a friend’s church and aided in a program of feeding the homeless. The meal was served under a bridge. While helping there, someone asked Porath if he had such a program in his home town. This planted the idea of establishing a meals program in Sidney. The Poraths brainstormed and eventually came up with the local Hands of Hope program. Hands of Hope currently serves a meal every Saturday at 11:30


a.m. at the Alpha Center on East Court Street. In the beginning the meal was held outside Compassionate Care and served from 14-20 people. It eventually progressed to an inside room serving up to 25. When Hands of Hope outgrew the Compassionate Care space, it started having dinners at the Methodist Church. As it continued to grow, now serving 4050 people weekly, it transitioned to the Alpha Center. Porath said that the majority of diners are the same each week, coming as singles or as families. Once in a while a drifter passing through town hears about the dinner and attends. Those being served share in fellowship with each other and those preparing the meal. A bond of friendship has developed among all of them, Porath noted. He finds it to be a rewarding experience helping others during hard times.

While Porath and/or his wife attend the meal each Saturday, one Saturday per month a motorcycle ministry group prepares and serves the dinner. On another Saturday the Sidney Church of the Nazarene provides the meal. On other days interested volunteers, groups or Methodist church members prepare and serve the dinners. The student council from Fairlawn High School and a group from the former McCartyville School has also assisted. Most groups prepare the meal while Hands of Hope provides plates and other utensils. The program is funded totally by donations, with the volunteer groups serving bringing the food on days they help. Because it is strictly donation funded, the program is totally self-sufficient. The menu for meals ranges from spaghetti and meatballs to casseroles and from fried chicken to grilled hamburgers. The fare is determined by those providing it. Porath has been a part of the First United


BY FRANCIS DRAKE your style of communi(Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) cating with others? Do Friendship is very imWhat kind of day will people really hear you? portant to your sign. Are tomorrow be? To find out Do you really hear you happy with a friend what the stars say, read them? Think how you you have? If you want to the forecast given for can be clearer in all your make more friends, be your birth sign. communication. friendly! SCORPIO PISCES For Friday, Nov. 25, (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) (Feb. 19 to March 20) 2011 What can you do to Give some thought to ARIES feel better about your fi- the direction your life is (March 21 to April 19) nancial scene? Look for headed in. Specifically, Today’s New Moon is ways to reduce your debt are you going the directhe perfect time to think as well as to increase tion you want to go? about what further edu- your earnings. Wouldn’t YOU BORN TODAY cation you could get to that be the answer? You’re a hard worker, enhance your life. (PerSAGITTARIUS and work well alone or haps further training (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) with others. You do your can improve your job.) The only New Moon homework because you TAURUS all year in your sign is believe in being pre(April 20 to May 20) taking place today. That pared. Your reputation Today’s New Moon means it’s a good time to matters, especially with urges you to clean up take a look in the mirror respect to your skills and loose ends regarding and ask yourself how how well you do someshared property, taxes, you can improve your thing. It’s important for debt, insurance matters image. you to succeed in whatand inheritances. Just CAPRICORN ever field you choose. In roll up your sleeves and (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) the year ahead, a major begin. Give yourself a We all believe in change will take place, deadline. something — even if we perhaps as significant as GEMINI believe that we don’t be- something around 2003. (May 21 to June 20) lieve. Give some thought Birthdate of: Holly What can you do to today to what your be- Cole, jazz singer; improve your partner- liefs are. What are your Christina Applegate, acships and closest friend- guidelines? tress; Joe DiMaggio, ships? This might be the AQUARIUS baseball player. best day all year for you FREE GIFT to think about this. e x p e r i e n c e WITH PURCHASE CANCER R E TA I L C E N T E R See Store for Details (June 21 to July 22) We can always improve our health by stopping bad habits and adopting new ones. What can you do to improve Downtown Greenville your health? Be specific. Fri., Nov. 25th 8am 8pm LEO Holiday Hrs. Now through Dec. 23rd (July 23 to Aug. 22) Mon. - Wed.: 9-6; Th - Sat:9-8; Sun.: Noon-5 Today’s New Moon is 423 S. Broadway • Greenville • 888-886-8318 the perfect time to think about how you can improve your relationships with your kids. You also might ask how you can strengthen your romantic relationships. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Each New Moon is a good time to make resolutions. Therefore, ask yourself what you can do to better your relations with family members and also how to improve where you live. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Are you happy with

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DAVE AND Tracy Porath serve people dinner during the Hands of Hope program at the Alpha Center. Methodist Church staff for nine years. He came from Valentine, Neb., and formerly served in the security forces in the U.S. Air Force. Tracy is a paraprofessional at Shelby Hills School and has lived in the Sidney area most of her life. They have two children, Justine, 14, and Christian, 10. Justine has spinal bifida and is in a wheelchair. Both children attend Sidney Christian Academy.

Since the meals program is self-sufficient, Porath says anyone wishing to donate can do so by sending a check to the Sidney First United Methodist Church with a notation it is for Hands of Hope. Volunteers wishing to help should contact Porath through the church. Porath believes hands are important in a person’s life. “With our hands we pray, give, receive and

worship; thus with God and our hands comes hope ,” he said. He noted that Hands of Hope offers those who participate in any capacity the fellowship and love of their fellow man. And what better time than Thanksgiving to stop and reflect and blessings both given and received through the local program which provides sustenance to those who might otherwise go hungry?

His van has a bed in it DR. WALin letters from LACE: You girls who wonkeep saying der whether that sex breaks they should give up more relain to a boyfriend tionships than it who was demakes relationmanding sex. I’d ships stronger. like to tell them My boyfriend from my experiand I cared for ’Tween ence that they each other, but should keep now we are 12 & 20 saying no. I’m a Dr. Robert blissfully in love 19-year-old colWallace because we lege freshman, make love aland the last most every time we go three guys I’ve been inout. He has a van with a volved with had all been bed in the back! — “around.” They all said Nameless, Houston, Tex. they liked me because I NAMELESS: Make was a “nice” girl and a sure your boyfriend uses real switch from what a condom when he they were used to. In makes you blissful. short, they respected me Please read the follow- because I had the guts to ing letter from a young say no to sexual adlady who shares the op- vances. posite view. There are some girls DR. WALLACE: I am at school who are always particularly interested “coming on” to guys and

everyone knows what they do on dates and that guys just use them. If these girls could hear what’s said about them behind their backs, they might not be so proud of themselves. My steady boyfriend has been “around,” and he told me the reason he knew he was in love with me was because I was the one girl he dated whom he enjoyed being with even though there was no sex involved. To all the other girls who are worrying about whether they should go all the way, I say stick to your guns and don’t let those cool cats pressure you into having sex! I held out and guys respect me for it. Keep saying no. You won’t regret it! — Nameless, Alliance, Ohio


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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Are you on the road to heaven or to hell? In almost 40 strait and naryears of writing row path. these “Your PasPlease stop tor Speaks” artiand ask yourcles I have never self, “Which written one that road am I on?” is quite this seThe road you rious in nature. are traveling on Christ himself determines Your provides us with where you will the text in Matt. pastor spend eternity, 7:13,14 which heaven or speaks either reads: “Enter ye hell. Some erroin at the strait The Rev. Harold neously teach McKnight gate, for wide is that hell is the gate and nothing but the broad is the way, that grave, and this is such a leaded to destruction, serious mistake. It is and many there be true that the word which go in there at. Be- “sheol” in the Old Testacause strait is the gate ment can mean “grave or and narrow is the way hollowed out place,” but which leadeth unto life, move to the New Testaand few there be that ment and we have two find it.” The word “strait” words that are used means narrow or tight there in describing a and it describes the path much more serious that Christians are trav- place. The first word eling to heaven. The “hades,” which is transbroad path leads to de- lated “hell” sometimes struction or to hell. The means the grave where Lord says there are we cease to praise God, many on that road but but it is also used to deonly few that are on the scribe the place of ever-

lasting fire and punishment. The third word is the clincher and is the word “gehenna” in the original which describes the hell of which we are speaking. The Lord used the imagery from the Valley of Hinnom, from which we get the word “gehenna.” It was a deep, narrow glen outside of Jerusalem where malefactors and dead bodies were cast. A fire burned there night and day. This place of continuous burning was used by the Lord as a visual aid in showing what hell is like. The phrase “forever and ever” occurs 20 times in the New Testament; 16 times it refers to God, once it relates to the future, blessed state of the righteous and the remaining three times to the punishment of the wicked and the devil. It is very important to realize that the word “gehenna” is never used to mean the grave, but

always, it refers to the fiery place of judgment. Christ spoke of hell twice as much as he did heaven, and he used this “gehenna” to word solemnly warn us of this awful place. Our text makes it clear that most people are going to hell because they are on the broad way to destruction. I cannot sit in a large gathering, such as an Ohio State football game, and not wonder how many of those people will end up in hell. It drives me to witness to many people and ask them the most important question in the world, “Are you a Christian and do you know where you are going to spend eternity?” Just recently, I had just entered a local supermarket when an elderly man called my name and spoke to me. I asked him how he knew me, and he replied that he read my

articles in the paper and recognized me from the picture associated with them. In just a few moments he folded his hands, bowed his head and was praying to receive Christ into his heart. Christians, do you have a burden for the lost? Too often, the lack of preaching on the subject causes people to lose the vision of the perishing millions all about us. May we cry unto the Lord to cleanse our hearts, fill us with his spirit and embolden us to witness to anyone including the president of the U.S., which I have done and had a wonderful letter in response. Please remember this, that the worst thing about hell is not the torture, as terrible as that is, but the fact that it has no end. If we now are sick and in pain there is the strong possibility that we will feel better tomorrow or in the near

future, but not so with those who are lost in hell. One hundred billion years from now the righteous will continue to enjoy the wonders of heaven and their wonderful savior, but those in hell will sadly continue to mourn their eternal consequences. When I inquire of people about their salvation they so often say, “Yes, I go to church,” and I respond, “I go to McDonalds, but I haven’t become a Big Mac yet.” Going to church is good but that in itself will not save anyone. The word of God so succinctly and clearly defines the difference between a Christian and an unbeliever in I Jn. 5:12: “He that hath the Son hath life, and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” Do you remember a time when you invited Christ into your heart to be your savior from sin and See PASTOR/Page 11A


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Abundant Life Apostolic Church 607 Sycamore Ave., Sidney, Ohio Phone: 937-492-2484 Pastor Michael Garber Worship Times Wednesday 7:30 PM Sunday School 10:30 AM Sunday 5:30 PM ___________________ Sidney Apostolic Temple 210 S. Pomeroy St., Sidney Phone: 937-492-7456 Bishop: Robert Fries Pastor: Mark L. Hina Jr. Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM Tuesday Prayer 7:30 PM Thursday Bible Study 7:30 PM

ASSEMBLY OF GOD Cornerstone Assembly Of God 1028 Park St., Sidney Phone: 937-498-1328 Senior Pastor Harry Peterson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:30 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM Kid’s Church 10:30 AM Mini Church 10:30 AM Children’s Mininstry, Adult Study & Royal Ranger/Missionates Wednesday 7:00 PM

BAPTIST Calvary Chapel Baptist Church 71 N. Hamilton St., Minster Phone: 419-628-3717 Fax: 419-628-3457 Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 7:00 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Calvary United Baptist Church 9480 N. Co. Rd. 25A Phone: 937-492-5662 Pastor David Shepherd Worship Times Sunday 10:45 AM, 6:30 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Emmanuel Baptist Church 920 Sixth Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-0077 Pastor Brent Howard Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:45 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ Christian Faith Baptist Church 608 S. Miami, Sidney Clarence Cox - Pastor Lee Ellis - Assistant Pastor Worship Times Saturday 7:00 PM Worship Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Faith Baptist Church 2555 Millcreek Rd., Sidney Pastor R. Chad Inman Worship Times Sunday Servants with a Testimony 10:00 AM Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday Evening 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM Bible Study & King’s Kids ___________________ Favorite Hill Baptist Church 1602 South St., Piqua Phone: 937-773-6469 Pastor Larry Hanyes Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ First Baptist Church 309 E. North St., Sidney Phone: 937-492-4909 Reverend George Gnade Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM ___________________ First Baptist Church 53 S. Norwich Rd., Troy Phone: 937-339-3602 Senior Pastor Dale R. Christian Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:30 AM ___________________ First United Baptist Church Corner Miami Conservancy & Fair Rd., Sidney Pastor Tom Jones Asst. Pastor Rev. Leamon Branscum

Worship Times Thursday 7:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Good Shepherd’s Baptist Church 1069 Fairington Drive, Sidney Phone: 937-498-4409 Tim Small, Pastor Deaf Ministry Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM ___________________ Grace Baptist Church 137 W. Edgewood, Sidney Phone: 937-492-9061 Pastor James Alter Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 5:30 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM ___________________ Indian Lake Baptist Church 225 West Lake Ave., Lakeview Pastor Don Faulder Worship Times Sunday 10:45 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:45 AM Wednesday Evening 6:00 PM Email:

___________________ Jackson Center Baptist, S.B.C. 109 E. College St., Jackson Center Phone: 937-596-5858 Pastor Reverend Keith Wisecup Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Mt. Vernon Baptist Church 606 Park St., Sidney Phone: 937-492-5009 Pastor David D. Wynn Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday 12:00 & 7:00 PM Prayer/Bible Study ___________________ New Life Church PJBC 329 W. Main St., Port Jefferson Pastor Ernie Jones Worship Times Sunday School 9:30 AM (all ages) Sunday Praise Worship 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 PM ___________________ Old Fashion Baptist Church 824 Second Ave., Sidney

Phone: 937-489-3901 Pastor Duane Hatfield Worship Times Saturday 7:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Pemberton Baptist Church Palestine St., Pemberton Phone: 937-523-5489 Pastor Terry Walters Worship Times Sunday 10:30-11:30 AM ___________________ Rumley Baptist Church Hardin Wapak Rd. (off 29), Anna Pastor Bill Cantrell Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM ___________________ Sidney Baptist Church 1322 E. Court St., Sidney Phone: 937-492-7722 Reverend David Moran Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ Springcreek Baptist Church 15333 Miami-Shelby Rd., Piqua Phone: 937-773-4215 Reverend Fred Peterson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday Bible Studies 7:00 PM

BRETHREN Trinity Church of The Brethren 2220 N. Main Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-9937 Pastor Brent K. Driver Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM

CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) First Christian Church 320 E. Russell Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-492-5025

Senior Pastor Philip Chilcote Worship Times Traditional Worship 10:15 AM Children’s Sunday School 10:30 AM ___________________ Oran Christian Church 6424 Dawson Road Phone: 937-489-3670 Reverend Dale Ritts Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM

CHURCH OF GOD First Church Of God 1510 Campbell Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-492-0094 Pastor Vern Allison Worship Times Sunday 10:15 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM Wednesday Evening 7:00 PM ___________________ Freedom Life Church 9101 N. Co. Rd. 25A, Piqua Phone: 937-773-8710 Pastor Michael Myers (Rhema Graduate) Worship Times Sunday School 10:00 AM Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Wednesday Evening 7:00 PM ___________________ Northtowne Church Of God 2008 Wapakoneta Ave., Sidney Phone: 937-498-1476 Pastor Tim Bartee Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Rail Road St. Church Of God 602 Railroad Street Pastor Charles Henry Jackson Phone: 937-497-9760 Worship Times Thursday 7:00 PM Sunday 6:00 PM

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints 475 W. Loy Road, Piqua Phone: 937-773-8904 Bishop Randall S. Frisby Worship Times Meetings 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN Houston Congregational Christian Church 4883 Russia-Houston Rd., Houston Phone: 937-492-5025 Pastor James Manuel Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM

EPISCOPAL St. Mark’s 231 N. Miami, Sidney Phone: 937-492-8584 Worship Times Sunday 8:30 AM Traditional Sunday 9:30 AM Christian Formation Sunday 10:15 Contemporary Wednesday 6:30 PM Traditional Father Aaron Gerlach

FULL GOSPEL LightHouse Ministries of Sidney 514 Michigan St., Sidney Phone: 937-419-2180 Pastor Paul Pearson Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Full Gospel Community Church 950 S. Children’s Home Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-492-9438 Pastor Jeff Hill Worship Times Sunday 11:20 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wednesday 7:00 PM

INDEPENDENT Buckeye Gospel Barn 8291 St. Rt. 235, Quincy Phone: 937-585-6090 Pastors Jerry & Bobbi Allen Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM, 6:30 PM Home Bible Study Fri. 6:30 PM Come As You Are

___________________ Central Bible Ministries 113 Kossuth St., Sidney Phone: 937-498-1958 Pastor John Spencer Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM & 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM ___________________ Christ The King Church 17570 St. Rt. 274, Jackson Center Phone: 937-492-8251 Pastor James Maxwell Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM Christian Education 10:15 AM Worship Service Sunday Prayer Service 6:00 PM ___________________ Church of Jesus 421 Wood St., Piqua Pastor Brian Hamilton Phone: 937-773-4004 Worship Times Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 11:00 AM Wednesday Prayer 6:30 PM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ Faith Alliance Church 6670 Knoxville Ave., New Bremen Phone: 419-629-3688 Reverend Tom Sager, Pastor Worship Times Sunday 8:30 AM Traditional Service 10:45 AM Contemporary Service with Kids’ Church Sunday School 9:45 AM Wednesday 6:30 PM Jr. High Bible Study and Children’s Programs (K-5) 7:00 PM Adult Bible Study 8:30 PM Youth Discipleship Training (Nursery available at all services) ___________________ Glory Bound Pentecostal Church of God 1106 N. Main, Sidney Phone: 937-4982272 Pastor Timothy Young Worship Times Sunday School 11:00 AM Praise &Worship 12:00 NOON ___________________ Lockington New Beginnings Church 10288 Museum Trail, Piqua, OH 45356 (in Lockington) Worship Times Sunday 9:30 AM ___________________ North Broadway Church of Christ 2655 N. Broadway, Sidney Phone: 937-492-1500 Brent Wright, Evangelist Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM

Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 PM ___________________ Northland Church Corner of 25A and Sharp Rd. South of Anna Worship Times Sunday Bible Study 2:00 PM Worship 4:00 PM Special Gospel Singing first Saturday of every month 7:00 PM ___________________ Only Believe Ministries Christian Center 13815 Botkins Rd., Botkins Phone: 937-693-3554 Pastors Peter & Phyllis Doseck Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM ___________________ Piqua Christian Church 3969 W. St. Rt. 185, Piqua Phone: 937-773-8143 Sr. Minister Travis Mowell Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wed. Family Gathering 7:00 PM ___________________ Port Jefferson Church of Christ 217 Wall St., Pt. Jefferson Phone: 937-339-5007 Evangelist Jim Witt Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM ___________________ Salvation Army Church 419 N. Buckeye Ave., Sidney Phone: 937-492-8412 Pastors Majs. Herb & Angie Carter Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM ___________________ Springcreek Christian Church Miami Shelby at Wiles Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-498-4209 Pastor David E. Clem Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM ___________________ Word of Life Ministries, International 451 Second Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-710-4777 Pastors Jim & Janice Johnson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Wednesday. 6:00 PM followed by Teen Meeting


Sidney Daily News,Thursday, November 24, 2011

PASTOR to give you eternal life? Some want to work for their salvation and declare that they have lived a pretty moral life or that they have rendered some service unto others that ought to give them an entitlement to eternal life. Isa. 64:6 declares “…all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags…”. It is not our righteousness but the righteousness of Christ, which he provided on the cross, that will save us. The word

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From Page 10 also says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ep. 2:8,9) What breaks my heart is that some will read this article and others like it but will do nothing about changing the roads they are on and will eventually end up in the hell described. I dare say that they will remember much that has been shared here

and will have an eternity of regret. It is so easy to change over to the right road by praying a simple little prayer in which you tell the Lord that you are turning from your sins and inviting him into your heart as savior from your sins. You will instantly be forgiven of all sin, have Christ in your heart and will commence to enjoy everlasting life. Welcome to the new road and now be concerned about family and friends who are

journeying on the wrong road. Pray for them daily and witness to them as the Holy Spirit leads you. Get into a good Gospel-preaching church and have one of our good pastors baptize you in water in obedience to Christ’s command. Now enjoy the greatest Thanksgiving Day of your life! The writer is the pastor emeritus at Christian Tabernacle Church in Sidney.

The Way celebrates 69th anniversary NEW KNOXVILLE — This year marks the 69th anniversary of The Way International biblical research, teaching and fellowship ministry. The celebration was held Oct. 2 at The Way International Headquarters, located in New Knoxville. Guests joined the Rev. Rosalie F. Rivenbark, president of The Way International, and other members of the board of directors and staff for the teaching service in

the Victor Paul Wierwille Prevailing Word Auditorium. Nearly 1,500 celebrators gathered from 176 cities in the United States and Canada. Others listened in by teleconference from meeting locations around the world, including 25 incountries ternational and one U.S. territory, representing six continents. The theme for the new ministry year, “Living the Word’s Way: Dwelling Together in the

Lord,” was noted, illustrated and emphasized throughout the celebration. A teaching keying from the new ministry theme was presented by the Rev. Tom Mullins. Way Disciple Outreach Group XVIII was highlighted in the service. The Way Disciple program is a ministry outreach program designed to promote a biblically disciplined lifestyle in its participants, who in turn share the quality of life and truth they learn with

others. The Way Disciples of Outreach Group XVIII was commissioned from The Way International Headquarters to locations in the United States. At the close of the teaching service, those in attendance were invited to an anniversary reception for fellowship and refreshments at the Outreach Services Center. Congratulations by family and friends were extended to the Way Disciples of Outreach Group XVIII.

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Two by two The lesson the last week of October by the Council of Religious Education was about Noah’s Ark. The teachers dressed up as Noah, and students were given animal masks and lined up two by two to board the “Ark” (bus). The interdenominational program has served Sidney students for 80 years and is privately funded by chicken dinners and other fundraisers. Students in grades 2-4 are served, with grade 4 added this year. Teachers are Karen Hecht (Longfellow and Emerson) and Tina Hittle (Northwood and Whittier). Donations to CORE can be made to P.O. Box 435, Sidney, OH 45365.

WORSHIP DIRECTORY LUTHERAN Emmanuel Lutheran Church 17714 Montra Road, Montra Phone: 937-596-6462 Pastor Shannon Vogelezang Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM __________________ Grace Ev. Lutheran Church 607 S. Main St., Jackson Center Phone: 937-596-6516 Pastor Kent Hollis Worship Times Sunday Traditional 8:00 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM Sunday Contemporary 10:30 AM __________________ Montra Lutheran Parish 17716 High St. R.R.#1, Anna Phone: 937-596-6509 Pastor Shannon Vogelezang Sunday Worship Times Emmanuel 8:30 AM St. Jacobs 9:45 AM St. Mark, Clay Township 11:00 AM __________________ Redeemer Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 300 W. Mason Road, Sidney Phone: 937-492-2461 Pastor Ken Castor Worship Times Saturday 5:30 PM Sunday 9:00 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM __________________ St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church 18280 Pasco Montra Road, P.O. Box 547, Jackson Center Phone: 937-693-3119 Pastor Shannon Vogelezang Worship Times Sunday 9:45 AM Sunday School 8:45 AM __________________ St. Jacob Lutheran 101 W. Main, Anna Phone: 937-394-4421 Pastor Michael Althauser Worship Times Sunday 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ St. John’s Lutheran Church 120 W. Water Street, Sidney Phone: 937-492-8047 Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber Worship Times Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 8:30 AM Contemporary Sunday 9:30 AM Sunday School Sunday 10:30 AM Traditional __________________ St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church 301 E. State St., Box 508, Botkins Phone: 937-693-3261 Pastor Robert Carter Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ Trinity Lutheran Church (Southern Ohio Synod) 204 East Wood Street, Versailles Phone: 937-526-3091 Reverend Keith Falk Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School, Sept.-May 9:15 AM

METHODIST Anna United Methodist 201 West North St., Anna Phone: 937-394-4221 website: Pastor Mitch Arnold Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM Christian Education/all ages 10:00 AM Worship __________________ Botkins United Methodist 111 E. State Street, Botkins Pastor Randy Locker Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM Adult Bible Study and Children’s Sunday School, Sunday 8:00 AM __________________ Bradford United Methodist Church 112 E. Church Street, Bradford Phone: 937-448-6116 Pastor Darcy Boblit-Dill Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM Prayer Sunday School 9:30 AM Sunday 10:45 AM Worship _________________

DeGraff United Methodist Church 118 N. Main St., DeGraff Phone: 937-585-5511 email: Rev. Carolyn Christman Worship Times Sunday School 9:30 AM Worship 10:30 AM Youth Group Wed. 6:30 PM __________________ The Family of Grace U.M.C. 9411 N. County Rd. 25-A, Piqua Phone: 937-773-8232 Rev. Mike Carnevale Worship Times Sunday 8:15 AM Traditional 10:00 & 11:15 AM Contemporary 10:00 AM Sunday School for all ages Youth Ministry Sunday Nights Children’s Ministry Wed. Nights __________________ Fletcher United Methodist 205 S. Walnut, Fletcher Phone: 937-368-2470 Rev. Russ Tichenor, Pastor Worship Times Sunday 8:15 & 10:45 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Wednesday Prayer & Praise 7 PM __________________ Hardin United Methodist 6073 Hardin-Wapak Road, Sidney Phone: 937-492-4595 Pastor Jack Chalk Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00-9:45 AM __________________ Jackson Center United Methodist 202 Pike St., Jackson Center Phone: 937-596-6919 Pastor Sylvia Hull Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ Lockington United Methodist Corner Miami Conservancy & Fair Rd. 2190 Miami Conservancy Rd. Phone: 937-497-0777 Pastor Don Trumbull Worship Times Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 AM Sunday School, All Ages 9:00 AM Youth Night & Kids Night Blast! Wednesday 7:00 PM __________________ Maplewood United Methodist 21310 Peach St., Maplewood Phone: 937-596-8155 Pastor Bill Halter Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ New Hope United Methodist Corner of Mason Rd. & Patterson Halpin Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-493-0065 Pastor John Leighty Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, Fellowship 9:15AM/Sunday School 9:30 AM __________________ New Knoxville United Methodist 109 S. Main St., New Knoxville Phone: 419-753-2427 Reverend Dennis Gaertner Worship Times Sunday 10:15 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM __________________ Pasco United Methodist Church 17483 St. Rt. 706, Sidney Phone: 937-492-4986 Reverend David Brisker Worship Times Prayers 9:00 AM Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM __________________ Pemberton United Methodist 6541 Main Street, Pemberton Phone: 937-497-1007 Pastor Don Burley Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM Email: __________________ Quincy United Methodist Phone: 937-585-5114 Pastor Matthew Wright Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM __________________

Russell Road Church 340 W. Russell Road, Sidney Phone: 937-492-6412 Pastor Fred Gillenwater Worship Times Saturday 7:00 PM, Church Campus Sunday 10:30AM, Christian Academy (2151 W. Russell Road)

Nursery/Children Ministries at Both __________________ Sidney First United Methodist 230 E. Poplar Street, Sidney Phone: 937-492-9136 Reverend David Chivington Worship Times Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 AM Sunday School 10:00 AM Webster/Versailles United Methodist Webster - 8847 Seibert Rd., Bradford 122 West Wood St., Versailles Phone: 937-526-3855 Pastor Linda Dulin Worship Times Webster - Sunday 9:15 AM Sunday School 10:30 AM Versailles - Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday School 9:15 AM __________________ J.O.Y. Church at the Alpha Center 330 E. Court St. Phone: 937-492-9136 Reverend Barbara Staley Worship Times Sunday 9:00 AM

MISSIONARY Cross Community Church 2500 S. Co. Rd. 25A, Sidney Phone: 937-492-0528 We are a new church in Sidney, currently meeting at 1069 Fairington Rd. Worship Times Sunday 5:00 PM ___________________ World Missions for Christ Church 231 Doering St., Sidney Phone: 937-498-1166 Worship Times Saturday 7:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM, 6:00 PM Wednesday 7:00 PM

MOUNT ZION HOLY UNION CHURCH OF GOD Mt. Zion Church of God House of Prayer 324 Grove Street, Sidney Phone: 937-497-3511 Elder Ernst Wilson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday 6:00 NOON Tuesday 6:00 PM Thursday youth Service 6:00 PM Thursday Bible Study 6:00 PM

NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene 1899 Wapakoneta Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-4492 Reverend Chad Wilson Worship Times Sunday 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 9:30 AM

PENTECOSTAL Full Gospel Lighthouse Church 825 W. Ohio Ave., Sidney Pastor Ron Cassidy Worship Times Sunday 6:30 PM Sunday School 7:00 PM __________________ House of Prayer 600 Wilson (off Park St.), Sidney Phone: 937-492-7443 Pastor Joretta Hughes Worship Times Saturday 6:00 PM Sunday 2:00 PM __________________ Mount Zion Church of God 324 Grove Street, Sidney Phone: 937-492-3511 Bishop, Pastor Ernest L. Wilson Worship Times Sunday School, 10am-11:30 AM Sunday Worship: 11:30 AM Midweek Service: Tuesday, 6 PM Bible Study: Thursday, 6 PM __________________ Pathway Open Bible Church 326 N. West Street, Sidney Phone: 937-239-2489 Pastor Matt Thomas Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM, Wednesday Bible Study 7 PM __________________

Sidney Church of God 321 N. Wagner Ave., Sidney Phone: 937-492-0185 Pastor Shane Jackson Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Wed.__________________ 7:00 PM Family Training Solid Rock Pentecostal Church of God 2745 St. Rt. 29N, Sidney Phone: 937-492-0770 website: Reverend Anthony Krummrey Worship Times Sunday 11:00 AM, 6:00 PM Sunday School 10:00 AM Thursday Evening 7:00 PM Sunday broadcast on FM105.5

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church 202 N. Miami Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-4597 Reverend Dr. Lee Dorsey Worship Sunday 9:15 AM Adult Christian Ed Sunday Morning Service 10:30 AM Child Care (Communion 1st Sunday of the month)

QUAKER Religious Society of Friends Amos Chapel at Dorothy Love Retirement Comunity 3003 Cisco Rd., Sidney Phone: 937-497-7326 or 492-4336 Worship Times 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:30 AM

ROMAN CATHOLIC Church of the Holy Redeemer 120 Eastmoor Drive, New Bremen Phone: 419-629-2543 Pastor Reverend Thomas Mannebach Worship Times Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 AM Holy Days 7:30 PM Vigil 12:05 & 5:30 PM Holy Day ___________________ Egypt St. Joseph Church Reverend Rick Nieberding Worship Times Sunday Mass 8:45 AM ___________________ Holy Angels Catholic Church S. Main & Water St., Sidney Phone: 937-498-2307 Reverend Daniel Schmitmeyer Masses Saturday 5:30 PM Sunday 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM ___________________ Holy Family Catholic Church 140 South Findlay St., Dayton Ft. Mark Wojdelski, Pastor Mass Schedule Sunday 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM Holy Days of Obligation 7:00AM, 7PM Monday - Friday 7:15 AM Saturday 9:00 AM ___________________ Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 9333 St. Rt. 119W. McCartyville Phone: 937-394-3823 • 419-628-2502 Reverend John W. Tonkin Masses Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00 & 10:00 AM ___________________ St. Augustine Parish 48 N. Hanover Street, Minister Phone: 419-628-2614 Reverend Rick Nieberding Worship Times Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00, 10:00 & 11:30 AM Holy Day Masses 6:30 PM evening before 8:00 ___________________ AM, 7:00 PM on Holy Day St. Lawrence & Immaculate Conception Churches 116 N. Main Street, Botkins Phone: 937-693-2561 Reverend Patrick L. Sloneker Worship Times Saturday 5:30 PM Sunday 10:30 AM Sunday at St. Lawrence Church in Rhine 9:00 AM ___________________ St. Remy Church 108 E. Main Street, Russia Phone: 937-526-3437 Reverend Frank Amberger Masses Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 AM ___________________

St. Michael’s Church 33 Elm Street, Ft. Loramie Phone: 937-295-2891 Reverend Steven L. Shoup Worship Times Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00 & 11:00 AM ___________________ St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church 6788 St. Rt. 66, Newport Phone: 937-295-3001 Reverend Steven L. Shoup Worship Times Saturday 6:30 PM Sunday 9:30 AM

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Piqua Seventh-Day Adventist Church West Bremen & St. Marys Streets New Knoxille, Ohio Phone: 937-778-0223 Pastor Don Byard, 419-236-1172 Worship Times Saturday Song Service 9:30 AM Saturday Bible Study 10:00 AM Saturday Worship 11:00 AM

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Former resident joins Auglaize medical practice BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER WAPAKONETA — A new physician with local ties has returned to the area for her practice. Botkins Local Schools Jamie graduate (Buehler) Szelagowski recently moved back to the area and now works at the Auglaize Family Practice Center in Wapakoneta, a place where she was once a patient. She works alongside the same physicians she had as a child, Parmie Herman, and George Herman and Deron Horman. “I have wanted to be a doctor since kindergarten,” Szelagowski said. “I would watch the doctors I grew up with and saw what they did and thought it would be neat to help people.” She recently began working at the center and is happy to be working in the community. For Szelagowski it is in-

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JAMIE (BUEHLER) Szelagowski, of Wapakoneta and formerly of Botkins, has returned to the area to practice at the Auglaize Family Practice Center in Wapakoneta. teresting to see her doctors from the patient’s perspective when she was younger and now from the physicians perspective. “The doctors are positive people to work around and everyone is so friendly,” Szelagowski said. “It’s been great. I get to contribute back to the community.” The most challenging and rewarding part for

Szelagowski is the continuity of care, getting to help people throughout all of the stages of life. The 2000 graduate of Botkins Local Schools was valedictorian and played volleyball, basketball and ran track. After high school, she went to Miami University, where earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology. She then went on to the University of Toledo

October Trojans recognized BOTKINS — Botkins Elementary School recently recognized the Trojan of the Month recipients for October in grades one through six. To obtain such recognition the students had to have outstanding academic achievement and model student behavior in their respective classrooms for the month. Those students are, first grade, Katelyn Kinsella and Zeke Dickman; second grade, Haley Barhorst and Shane

Weatherhead; third grade, Makenna Maurer and Sydney Steinke; fourth grade, Nathan Ruppert and Maggie Buettner; fifth grade, Faith Cisco and Isabella Ewry; sixth grade, Valerie Christman and Lillian Koenig; and special area class recognition, Matthew Prout (band), Nicholas Fischio (art), Courtney Hufford (music), and Nathan Deitler (PE). Also recognized at Botkins Elementary for

October were their kindergarten Shining Stars. Those students are Matthew Owen, Alyson Gerstner, Lauren Manger and Cole Homan, from the morning class; and Isabella Koenig, Braiden Kuch, Aiden Leugers and Kylie Mack, from the afternoon class.

GRACIE DEATHRIDGE enjoys some fishing at Hungate’s Pond near Anna recently at a Big Brothers/Big Sisters outing. She was among the winners of the fishing derby. Here she gets some assistance from Shelly Coverstone, of Sidney.

Local children participate in fishing derby ANNA — The Shelby County Bassmasters, with major sponsorship from the Sidney Noon Kiwanis, recently held its annual Youth Day Fishing Derby at Hungate’s Pond near Anna. Children and adults from the area Big Brothers/Big Sisters were in attendance as well as other area youth. Each child participating in the derby received a new rod and reel to use and take home at the end of the day. Bait was donated by Freedom Outdoors. After some basic instruction on baiting, casting and safety, nearly 50 kids set out to catch fish, some in hopes of landing their first. The derby was followed by a

cookout-style lunch that included hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, cookies beverages and and ended with a trophy presentation to the top finishers. Those receiving trophies were: • 1-5 year old category: first place Gracie Cotterman, second place Eli Noll and third place Branden Chambers. • 6-9 year old category: first place Ivy Waldrop, second place Chloe Richardson and third place Gracie Deatherage. • 10-18 year old category: first place Blaine Carrey, second place Darryl McNeal and third place Nogeh Browning. • Big fish winner: Weston Daniel.

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BEAGLE She describes how she took one animal to Richmond, Ind. Someone there took the animal and transported it to another person around an hour or so further along. This kept on until finally someone took the dog on the last leg of the trip to Wadsworth. Bender describes a network of beagle lovers who work together to help rescue their pet breed and eventually place the dogs in loving homes. While she doesn’t have a website to advertise the beagles available to good homes, the BREW people do. They place pictures of available animals on the Internet and have a good record of placing the dogs in warm homes that are looking for a loving dog. Every dog comes to her with its own story. Some are good. Some are bad. Some are ugly. But all are unique. She tells the story about Henry, a beagle she placed with a couple earlier this year. Before she places a dog, she checks out the prospective new owners. She put Henry in what seemed to be a good home. However, within a couple of weeks she got a call from the new owners. They were moving and could not take Henry. Would she take him back? Bender tells how she went to get Henry. She said that when she went to the back yard to get him, “He was growling at me.” That was not like the Henry she placed in that home. She went on to speculate that Henry had been abused and mistreated in that home. As she talked about the beagle Henry, walked around the room, head bowed, tail hanging low and softly growling. “Henry seems to have been abused by a male,” she noted, adding that “eventually he will warm up to someone.” The beagle was very protective of his new mistress, by whose feet he lay as she talks about how kind and gentle he is with her. She really is looking for a warm and loving home for Henry. A friend called her one once with a special needs dog. She took it to the vet at Lima who said the dog would only have a 25 percent chance of living after a needed operation. If the dog was taken to OSU at Columbus, its chances of survival would be 75 percent. The thing about taking the dog to Columbus was the cost. It would be about $3,000 for the OSU vet’s bill. With BREW’s encouragement, she went ahead with the surgery. The Illinois beagle group posted a notice on their website showing the dog with stitches exposed and a sign saying, “Sponsors Needed.” That was one of the few times that support came in to help with the costs for a dog, something she usually takes on alone. Bender was also impressed with what happened at Columbus. “I can’t say enough good about them,” she says. That dog is now placed in a wonderful home, she notes. Another time she had to take a dog to the emergency vet at Lima. The dog had just re-

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From Page 1 ceived its rabies shot. It seemed to be having a life threatening reaction. The Lima vet recommended euthanizing the dog. She called the BREW folks again. Upon their recommendation, she took the dog to OSU again and saved its life. Among her favorite stories is one about another breed of dog, a hound. It was in the shelter and close to being put down. Bender learned of the dog and somehow learned of a girl in Hawaii who wanted it, as well as another hound that was there. She got the dogs and took care of getting all the required shots. Then she checked out the cost to ship the dogs. After recovering from the shock of the price, she began to look for other options. Bender discovered that she could take the dogs as part of her luggage if she were to fly to Hawaii. Then she got a great insight — take a Hawaiian vacation! She convinced her husband that it would be a great idea. After all, they were both retired and had all the time they needed. There were others who would take care of the dogs that stayed in Sidney. But the clincher was that the couple could stay in a place provided by the girl who wanted the hounds. And she would even let them drive her pickup truck while they were there. And it was off to Hawaii for the Benders and their luggage, which included a couple of hounds. Not all dog stories have a happy ending. Some time ago she got a dog with a lump on its throat. She took the dog to local vet Dr. Flinn, who diagnosed the growth as cancer. He advised that she take the dog home and love on it and come back when it was time to put him down, which ended up being just a few days later. While there are some sad stories, there are also things happening that encourage Bender in her beagle crusade. One is the change at the local animal shelter. “I’m tickled with the change at the animal shelter since the sheriff took it over,” she says, adding, “Now it’s open Saturdays.” Helping place beagles has become a work of love for her. She takes her time in placing them to make sure that her dogs get good homes. After all, those dogs are going from her heart to another home. Not every dog can be saved. There are some who she cannot help, but Bender is committed to doing whatever she can to make a difference in the lives of the dogs she can place and the lives of those who take her special dogs. After working for the post office for 25 years, Bender has replaced letters and other mail with her dogs. While she takes care of her dogs, her husband Darrell likes to go fishing. And they have their grown children, Kris in Port Jefferson, Amy in Centerville and Brett in Versailles. There is an old saying about a dog’s life. Well, for some special dogs in Sidney a dog’s life is pretty special if they are in the care of a special lady named Diane Bender.

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Inquiring Photographer

What are you most grateful for this Thanksgiving Day?

Dorothea Shadoan

Annette Schroerlucke

Retired Sidney “I’m thankful that I’m having a new great grandson. His name is going to be Josiah Paul.”

Quentin McKenzie

John Laws

Retired Sidney Alvetro “I’m just thankOrthodontics ful that God has Sidney “I’m thankful blessed us with a for my family, be- wonderful Thankscause without giving.” them there is nothing. They’re what means the most to me.”

Ben McClain

Eileen Myers

14, son of Bill Secretary Darlene and Sidney 13, son of James McClain “I’m thankful and Christine Sidney for my faith, my McKenzie “Family and family and my Sidney “God, my fam- friends, food, and friends.” mily and friends, God.” and music.”

Adella Wilson Retired Jackson Center “I guess my family mostly, because I have one coming from Florida, and I hope for safe passage.”

Ronnie Coleman Retired Sidney “I’m just thankful for the country we live in today. We enjoy freedoms like religious freedom.”

Dave Wilson

Alma Hill

ODOT worker Sidney “Just being alive. That’s the biggest thing, isn’t it?”

Retired Sidney “Health, because that’s the most important thing. Without that, you have nothing.”

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Editor: Abby Ciriegio Reporters: Emily Bensman Abby Ciriegio John Husa Kennedy McIver Adviser: Elaine Schweller-Snyder

Issue #10 - November 24, 2011

An Advent-agious season

Thanksgiving traditions

As Christmas rapidly approaches, the excitement in the air grows thicker and thicker. The upcoming snow showers, popular presents, and elaborate decorations fill the minds of each and every student here at Lehman. With all this commotion about the holidays, it’s easy to overlook the seasons preceding Christmas. This is the time of year that we need to take a step back and appreciate all that we have been given in our lives in preparation for the most “wonderful time of the year”! What better way to prepare for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ than to participate in the season of Advent. The word advent literally means “coming” or “arrival”. The Advent season is centered around celebrating the birth of Jesus in his first coming, and anticipating the return of Christ in his second coming. It is during the time of Advent that we recognize God’s revelation in Jesus Christ through which we are reconciled to God. “Advent is the season in which we prepare for the coming of Christ into our hearts and lives,” said Joe Schmiesing, Lehman religion teacher. In the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar, the Advent season consists of the four weeks prior to Christmas day. On each of the four Sundays during Advent, a candle is lit on the Advent wreath. Traditionally, the colors associated with the Advent season (and wreath) are purple and pink. Purple is a sign of penance and royalty, which coincides with our welcoming the birth of our King. Pink is a sign of rejoicing, which is portrayed best through prayer and sacrifice. The first Sunday of Advent, this year, also marks some changes in the words of the Catholic Mass as the Church introduces a new translation of the Roman Missal. As we prepare to enter into this upcoming season of Advent, we must remember to take part in its spirit of expectation, anticipation, preparation, and longing for our Lord Jesus Christ. After all, Advent is the time of year that we should be opening up our hearts to God and embracing His presence in our lives!

BY: KENNEDY MCIVER Each year, Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. Most families follow traditions begun on the first Thanksgiving, but many have their own traditions that they follow each year. After interviewing some of the students at Lehman I realized that a lot of people have interesting traditions of their own. Junior Emilie Cavinder said, “One of the best things about Thanksgiving is spending time with family. I go to my Great Grandma’s farm every year and we all wear name tags because of the number of people there and eat lots of food. The best part is gathering around the table with my cousins to play an intense game of spoons.” Senior Ben Weber said, “I spend my Thanksgiving in either Arkansas or St. Louis and have dinner with my family, because I don’t see that side of my family very often.” Sophomore Taylor Lachey said, “I go to my grandma’s and hang out with my cousins and have a lot of fun.” Freshman Nick Rourke said, “I go to my grandma’s to eat, hang out with my family and play and watch football.”


Nom, nom, nom BY: EMILY BENSMAN The moment you hear “Thanksgiving,”, you think of two things: family and feasting. You cannot have a complete Thanksgiving holiday with only one of the two. Without family the holiday would have no true meaning. Spending time with one another and bonding makes Thanksgiving worth giving thanks. Now, lets talk about the important part, the food! Thanksgiving is a very traditional holiday with very traditional food. There are generally the same foods every year in every household. Everyone seems to have a favorite Thanksgiving dish whether it is turkey, mashed potatoes, ham, pumpkin pie, rolls, sweet potatoes, or even green bean casserole. The feast of Thanksgiving really is the best meal of all holidays. What is your favorite dish?

Jake Watkins, “It is a tie between mashed potatoes and turkey!”

Drew Westerheide “My favorite is definitely the turkey.”

Ally Bergman “Pumpkin pie hands down!”

Emily Pax “Mashed pototoes!”

Mrs. Maxson “Sweet potato casserole and chocolate layered dessert.”

Between a loving family and great food, Thanksgiving is the time of year for giving thanks, eating, and bringing people together.

Hoop dreams BY: JOHN HUSA The leaves are falling, the temperature is getting colder, and it is time to put on jackets and sweat pants. It can only mean one thing: basketball season has arrived. This year, the boys basketball team plans on having another successful season after a heart breaking loss in the district finals at UD last year. That might seem an amibtious statement after the team lost five seniors from last season and has only one returning starter. In the eyes of the Cavaliers though, this is far from a rebuilding year. “We are a lot younger this year, but we have a deeper lineup and are overall a better team,” said senior Alex Baker. “We have big expectations even if we are considered ‘underdogs.’” Fellow senior Ben Thieman said, “The team will be very good this year, and is well balanced at the guard position and post.” This year, Lehman has eleven freshmen, seven sophomores, four juniors, and three seniors, one of whom is new to the team. Senior Solomon King-White, who transferred from Northmont, has really enjoyed his transition to Lehman, and is excited about the season. “I was nervous about the change,’ he said. “But I have had a great time and I love all the guys. This year is going to be great.” The theme for this year is “Hoop Dreams” as the team wants to make it to state and win the championship. Lehman players have no problem being called the “underdog” because they know what they are capable of doing, and know they are a good team. The first home game is December 10 vs. Newton, so come out and cheer on the Lehman Cavaliers to another successful season!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

The things I am thankful for in this world are, first and for-most, my family. I am most thankful for my step dad for oming into my life when i needed a father figure. I am thankful for my brother, Phillip, too, for being in my life, and changing my life. I also think he is thankful for me too, for what I do for him. I am thankful for all my friends I have. I am thankful for everything I have and that even means my "Beast" of a truck. I am also thankful for my dog, cat and horses. BY TROY ROSENGARTEN I'm very thankful for my parents who paid for my exchange student trip. Without their help I wouldn't be able to live here in Sidney, living with my host family and experience America with my own eyes. I'm very thankful for my friends back home who always support me. And also that I'm healthy and have my whole life in front of me. I also appreciate the small things in life. Like the joy when you see your food coming in to the restaurant, being able to listen to music and writing and reading books. I'm thankful for a lot of stuff in my life - and appreciate it every day. BY ELIN STJERNGRENMELI

I am thankful for my friends and family. I am thankfull for the teachers at Sidney High School.I am thankful that we can have days off of school to be with our families for Thanksgiving. BY JIMMY MARSH

What can I say I am thankful for a lot I live my life by the day living with what I was taught. It can be hard I will be thankful Christmas cards and a candle. I love everything what else is there to it I may not sing other people will do it. Christmas is almost here even though it's only thanksgiving Santa and his deer caring for the living. I love life and my family and friends Also my dog Ginger she was just a sin Without everything in my life I would be no where Love cuts like a knife But I still care. Thank you everyone and for everything. BY ALEX MONTGOMERY

The beginning of Thanksgiving BY AMBER ROSS

While many people have different beliefs on how Thanksgiving came to be. The most common story most people believe is that in 1621 when Pilgrams landed on the American territory, they wanted to celebrate them making a safe journey to America. They celebrated Thanksgiving with the Wampanoag Indians, by playing games, dancing, singing, playing sports, and having a feast. The food that they prepared is much different than the food we prepare today on Thanksgiving. They prepared things such as venison and fowl, large birds. They didn't celebrate Thanksgiving the year after that though, due to not having enough money. Throughout the years they celebrated it when they could afford it. It wasn't until after the Revolutionary war that all American's celebrated Thanksgiving again, in 1777. In 1863 Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving, and the tradition really became part of our culture. Since then there has only been one more change thats took place and that was when Franklin Roosevelt changed the date to the fourth Thursday of November in 1939. This is the story that I was taught all through elementary school and I have come to believe. On Thanksgiving you should feel thankful for all that you have. Around this article you will see what the students in journalism class are thankful for. I am thankful for my family, they are always there for me whenever I need them, they support me, and I know I can go to them for anything. Also, I’m thankful that I have a house to live in, and don't have to worry about things that some people maybe can't afford. Also, I’m thankful that I have my boyfriend and friends, because they are there for me also. I’m thankful that I have a job, when a lot of teenagers don't.

I AM THANKFUL FOR: Leaves of Autumn, Graffiti on Trains, the Internet, Spongebob Squarepants, and fiction Themesongs, Birthday Cake, T is for turkey on Thanksgiving Day, Snowball fights, and Morgan H is for "Hurry, I'm hungry!" we say. Freeman's diction A is for Auntie, she works and she mends, I'm thankful for family, and thank- N is for Native American friends. ful for friends K is for kitchen, the oven's on low, I thankful for forgiving teachers S is for silverware, set in a row. and the deadlines they extend G is for Grandma, the one we love most, But for all I am thankful, for all I I is for inside, where we're warm as toast. believe V is for vegetables, eat them we try, I am most thankful for the exis- I is for icecream on top of the pie. tence of me N is for never do we have enough dressing, G is for Grandpa, who gives thanks for our blessings BY ABBY WILKINS BY SABRINA BAILEY

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Give Thanks Today, tomorrow, it's all the same. With war and peace in the streets. Who's to blame. Just give thanks for what you have. Suck up your pride. For once be glad. Thanks for my Cali Vans. Without them I wouldn't stand. For myself and who I am. I'm gonna be all I can be Thanks for friends and family. No lone wolf for me. Instead its like a forest and I am a tree. I may be blunt with what I say. Today tomorrow its all the same. Whether there's blood in the streets. Even if it rains. BY IAN QUICK

I am thankful for Jesus because saved my soul when I accepted him as my savior. I am thankful for my family, my house, my dog, Tiny, and my friends. I'm also thankful for the country that I live in and for our troops who protect it. Finally, I 'm thankful for my church family and the youth group that I belong to. BY JACOB LONGMIRE

Thanksgiving Glow BY CHELCIA CRISS I'm thankful for the fall cool breeze, the ever changing leaves. for the up coming family gather, that we all will treasure. of the warm glow that is love, while families make memories with hugs. when it's time t leave no one sheds a tear, for never fear, thanksgiving will be back next year.

There are many things that I am thankful for. The biggest thing that I am thankful for is my family. My family means everything to me and without them, I am nothing. I am also especially thankful for my parents and their infinite love and care for me. I am also very thankful for my dog Nikki, who is the very best dog in the world. Other things that I am thankful for include my house, my truck, and my job. I am also extremely thankful for my friends, they help me get through everything. I am blessed and very thankful for all the things I have in my life. BY AUTY ELMORE

I am thankful for my family and everything they have done for me. I am also thankful for all of the soldiers who are serving our country while most of us will be spending time with our family. Next year I'll be one of those people. While everyone else is with their family, I'll be in Virginia. So this Thanksgiving means a lot more then it usually has for me. I'm glad my families celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s time to remember how much they mean. Many people look at thanks giving as the holiday with all of the food, but that's not the purpose of it. It is about remembering all of the things we are be grateful for. I can't speak for other people, but I know this Thanksgiving I'm looking forward to spending time with my family. BY KIERA SCARBERRY


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TODAY IN HISTORY CROSSWORD HOROSCOPE Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 Todayyou’ll is Thursday, Nov. 24, likely be inspired to Because harderday in order to take There care of work 328th of 2011. the those you love, the year ahead could are 37 days left in the year. turn out to be a far more prosperous This is Thanksgiving Day. usual. In attempting to proone than Today’s Highlight Hiswell for your kin, you’llin do so for vide yourself. tory: SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — A On Nov. 24, 1971, a hijacker strange set of circumstances could calling himself Cooper” hearing“Dan from certain peolead to you (but whoyou became popularly ple whom haven’t talked to for some time. It may Cooper”) be good news that known as “D.B. parahas them calling. chuted from a Northwest OriCAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — ent Airlines 727 somewhere From sunup to sundown, be alert for over the Pacific Northwest great opportunities to better your life. Certain good things that happen to after receiving $200,000 dolyou may occur just because you’re in lars in ransom — his fate rethe right spot at the right time. mains unknown. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If Onapproach this date: you the objectives you’re a practical, realistic manseeking ■ In in 1784, Zachary Taylor, ner, your hopes and expectations will the 12th president of the have better-than-normal chances of United States, was born in being fulfilled. Orange County, Va.20) — This is 20-March PISCES (Feb. likely to be a dayBritish of many substantial ■ In 1859, naturalachievements. Even if your success ist Charles Darwin published appears to others to be rather easy in “On the Origin of differently. Species,” the making, you’ll know which his19) theory ARIES explained (March 21-April — One of of the things you do well isofdeal with evolution bycanmeans natugroups — and the larger the better. ral selection. You’re especially well equipped to ■ Inbigwigs 1863, War handle whothe couldCivil be in attenBattle dance. of Lookout Mountain TAURUSin (April 20-May 20) —Union Unforbegan Tennessee; tunately, you might have to deal with forces succeeded in taking two individuals whom the world has the mountain fromifthe Contreated badly. However, you follow federates. your compassionate instincts, you’ll say the1939, right things to put them at ■allIn British Overease. seas Airways Corp. (BOAC) GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — It won’t was formally established. be from textbooks that you’ll learn ■ ofIn 1941, lessons the of U.S. some the greatest your life. A big one may come from a perSupreme Court, in Edwards experience that’ll prove to be inv.sonal California, unanimously valuable. struck down a California law CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You’re prohibiting people presently in a cycle where somefrom kind of service orimpoverished expertise you’ve acquired bringing nonwill be responsible for generating far residents into the state. more returns than you ever garnered ■ In 1950, the musical previously. “Guys and Dolls,” on LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) —based If you want to earn a “good guy/gal” title, make an the writings of Damon Runeffortand to treat others the way you yon featuring songs by would like to be treated. The golden Frank Loesser (LEH’-suhr), rule is still one of the best edicts you opened on practice. Broadway. can put into VIRGO 22) — shot Just ■ In (Aug. 1963,23-Sept. Jack Ruby whenmortally you’re not looking for it, a soluand wounded Lee tion to a problem nobody has been Harvey Oswald, the accused able to resolve may be found. It’ll be assassin President Johnnot F. something of that affects everybody, just you. in a scene captured Kennedy, LIBRA 23-Oct. 23) — Even if on live (Sept. television. you feel a great need to be around ■ In Apolloselec12 people, you’ll1969, still be extremely splashed down inwant the tive in choosing withsafely whom you to spend your time. Quality will take Pacific. precedence. ■ In 1987, the United States SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Aland the Soviet agreed though you’re likelyUnion to be luckier than on terms to scrap shorterand usual in situations pertaining to your earnings, you’ll still need to be selecmedium-range missiles. tive what you get singer yourself ■ regarding In 1991, rock involved in. Keep a cool noggin. Freddie Mercury died in LonCOPYRIGHT 2011 United Feature don at ageInc. 45 of AIDS-related Syndicate,








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Runny nose not always allergy DEAR DR. ing her. But your DONOHUE: I description is a am a 60-year-old perfect fit for vawoman in very somotor rhinitis. good health exIt’s a runny nose cept for a connot due to allerstantly runny gies or infections. nose. This has The lining of your been going on for nose, your blood about eight years To your vessels (vaso) in it and has worsand your nasal good ened gradually mucous glands through the health are extremely years. In the win- Dr. Paul G. sensitive to cold ter, the dripping air, high humidity, Donohue and sniffling is strong odors (cigaworse with the very cold rette smoke is one examweather we have in my ple) and environmental state. I have been tested irritants. They pour out for allergies and have tremendous volumes of none, and have seen an clear, watery discharge ENT doctor and an aller- when they are exposed to gist at two famous clinics, these situations. The fluid to no avail. leads to a constant drip The running starts from the nose or a drip first thing in the morning, down the throat. and then I always need to Astelin nasal spray have a tissue with me. (prescription required) Could this have some- works for some. It’s an anthing to do with tears? I tihistamine. Histamine don’t know where to go isn’t a cause of the dripfrom here, other than ping, so why should an buying shares in the tis- antihistamine work? Apsue business. — C.F. parently, it has a drying ANSWER: I’ll stick quality. Atrovent nasal my neck out. I believe you spray, an asthma medihave vasomotor rhinitis. cine, also works for this It’s hazardous to make a condition. Flonase is a diagnosis without seeing cortisone drug that comes the patient and examin- as a nasal spray. It has ex-

cellent reviews for vasomotor rhinitis. These latter two medicines are prescription items. Use the nose sprays exactly as directed in the instructions that come with them. You ought to see improvement within one to two weeks. Tears have nothing to do with this condition. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 44-year-old woman who has a herniated back disk. I am I pain every day. Are my nerves going bad also? How serious is surgery for it? — C.D. ANSWER: Back pain from a herniated back disk comes about from pressure of the bulging disk on nerves emerging from the spinal cord. The nerves don’t suffer permanent damage. This condition usually gets better on its own in time — two or three months at most. Have you been taking pain medicines like Tylenol, Advil or Aleve? One of those should help you. Apply hot packs to your back. It will remove any muscle spasm that increases pain. Surgery

Nov. 24, 1911 The new pipe organ purchased some months ago from A.J. Schantz and Sons by the Holy Angels Church of this city has arrived and is being moved today from the two cars in which it came. The organ is an unusually large one, having 21 speaking stops, containing approximately 1200 pipes. ––––– F.B. Fitzpatrick, janitor at the courthouse, issued a statement today relative to the use of the assembly room of that building. The statement points out that in 1908 the question as to promiscuous use of the assembly room was brought up before the county commissioners. At that time, a set of rules was approved. The resolutions stated in effect that the original purpose of the assembly room was for ditch hearings, granges, farmers’ institutes and fair board meetings, as well as public hearings of such nature as pertained to the official business of the county. Use of the room for other purposes was contingent on notice to the janitor and the payment to him of a fee from fifty cents to one dollar, for opening and closing and doing janitor work in the room.

is the last resort. All surgery is serious. Make sure the doctor you see for a surgical consult comes with good recommendations.

Nov. 24, 1936 Officers of the Peoples Savings and Loan Association today expressed gratification at the response of depositors in plans for the federalization of the financial institution. Already more than 70 percent of the total deposits have been signed for and the number is increasing daily since the initial announcement on November 15. ––––– Many Sidney peoples tuned in station WEAF at New York Thanksgiving afternoon to hear the broadcast of Herman Tappe, formerly of Sidney, who reviewed the latest fashions in women’s hats and wearing apparel.

TO READERS: Congestive heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospital admission. The booklet on this topic explains what’s 50 years going on and how it’s Nov. 24, 1961 treated. Readers can Chalmer E. Fields has order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 103, opened a barber shop in Box 536475, Orlando, FL the former Dr. Herman 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

C. Clayton property he has purchased at 225 N. Main Avenue. Remodeling has been underway for several weeks to convert the sunroom to the south of the residence into the shop with an entrance to the west side. Before beginning barber training Fields, a native of Anna, was a member of the delivery staff of the Sidney Post Office. He has resided in Sidney for 23 years. ––––– MINSTER — Construction is due to begin soon on an 8,000 square foot addition to its facilities to relieve congestion and facilitate material at Industrial Equipment Co. The addition will give the company 38,000 square feet of work space.

25 years Nov. 24, 1986 There will be a new sports league in the near future. It will be a women’s pool league in Russia. Six teams have been formed. Participating bars include Mo’s, Scudzy’s, The Key Hole, Winner’s Inn and Third Base. Kathy Hoehne is the captain of the team from Mo’s. She played volleyball in high school but has never played pool. ––––– A new business is opening in downtown Sidney. Debra Arthur has announced that she will be starting Mosley Craft & Ceramics. The store will be located at 106 S. Main Avenue in Sidney. She is the former spouse of James Arthur and she previously owned the with him. business Arthur’s maiden name is Mosley. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet!

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

Everyday heroes perform small deeds that deserve big thanks DEAR ABBY: A grandparents, aunts, while back you asked uncles, cousins, foster your readers to name parents, teachers, their heroes. May I playground monitors contribute? and crossing guards My heroes are who teach others to nameless, often facehave values and comless and in most cases mon sense, and to be unsung. They will ethical in their treatnever have 15 minment of others. Dear utes of fame. My heroes are Abby Their deeds won’t young girls who spend Abigail be recorded in history a year grooming and books, but their kind- Van Buren conditioning their ness inspires and hair, then cut it off so their good deeds will forever it may be given to a child who affect the lives of others — has none; those who pick up though some may not realize trash along the highways and it. byways to keep America My heroes are parents, clean; police officers who stop

you because you’ve done something stupid, then let you go because they know you made an honest mistake and you’ll be sure not to do it again. My heroes are the guys on the garbage truck who take a few extra seconds to pick up the items that didn’t make it into the truck and make sure your receptacle is upright and undamaged before moving on to the next house; grownups who hold children’s hands in parking lots to keep them safe; teachers who stay after school to help a student struggling with homework, a troubled home

life or homelessness. My heroes are strangers on streets and in buildings who take a moment to ask if they can help you because of the uncertain expression on your face; every shelter worker who has ever cried when a homeless or abused creature was euthanized; my dear father, whose strong hands, often bruised and bloodied, made a living for his family, who gently held his frightened little girl and who often shared more than he could afford with others less fortunate than he. These are my heroes. — JULIE IN SCOTT CITY, MO.

DEAR JULIE: Thank you for taking the time to describe your many heroes. On this day of all days, let us all give thanks for those individuals who have made — and continue to make — a positive difference in our lives. 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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Facing life’s challenges Piqua man finds new adventures after 2008 accident BY KATHY LEESE PIQUA — Preston Shepard knows all about adventure. Ever since he was a young boy, Shepard has loved a good challenge. After a fall left him in a wheelchair, he wasn’t about to let his adventures end. Shepard, 42, was involved with motocross growing up and “climbed mountains … walked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon” and always had an adventurous spirit. The son of Jim and Becky (Ball) Shepard, of Piqua, Shepard is the grandson of the late Kenneth and Laura Ball, of Sidney and the nephew of Ernie and Lee Alice Heintz, Tad and Mary Ball and Dick and Mary Ball, all of Sidney. He also has several cousins in the Sidney area and spent much of his time growing up visiting in Sidney. Shepard has an 8-year-old daughter, Coby and a sister, Kris, who lives in Carroll with her family. When an accident in 2008 left him in a wheelchair, Shepard was determined not to let his physical challenges define who he is. Instead, he kept challenging himself to do more. “I was helping someone out by trimming a tree for them,” Shepard said. He got knocked off the ladder. The branch came

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PRESTON SHEPARD is a volunteer ski instructor for the Wounded Warrior Project Snowshoe. He’s shown here in West Virginia in March 2010 on a mono-ski for alpine skiing. down and hit the side of the ladder and then knocked him straight backward. “I heard the crack of a branch and the next thing I

know, I was on the ground looking up. Immediately, my legs had that numb, tingly (feeling). I’ve never been able to find a way to describe it. It

was instant.” Shepard remained calm and called the rescue squad. People began to show up after awhile to see what happened. The people wanted to move Shepard against the tree but he told them not to touch him. Shepard learned later that chips had broken off of his vertebrae and it crushed the vertebrae. There were bone fragments all over. When he first fell, he “sort of propped myself up on my elbows. I couldn’t go any further.” He said he realized it was serious. The Piqua Rescue Squad transported him to Brel-Aire Bowling Alley on County Road 25A in Piqua, where CareFlight could land. “I’m laying in the ambulance. I can’t walk. My back’s broken. You know right away it’s bad,” Shepard said. “I have a high pain threshold. I was joking with the guys in the squad,” Shepard said. “I was in a lot of pain.” Shepard was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, where. Dr. Marcos Amongero took care of him. “They rush you straight to emergency … evaluate you,”

Shepard said. “I didn’t have a scratch on me.” Doctors told him he would have to have two rods and eight bolts placed in his back. “They told my family I would probably never walk again.” It was two or three days later before doctors told Shepard that news. Amongero told Shepard the bone fragments were the “big issue.” They had to clean out the fragments and said the fragments could have severed the spinal cord. A prayer chain formed and people began praying for Shepard. After being in intensive care for 2 1/2 days, Shepard was moved to rehab. “One of the therapists from the rehab unit came and put me in a wheelchair.” This was his first introduction to a wheelchair. Shepard said he had the attitude, “let’s get it done and move on to the next thing.” Shepard had a difficult time getting out of bed. He couldn’t sit up and would fall over. “At that stage, you’re dependent on everyone for everything.” Needing assistance was not something Shepard found easy. “I don’t take help well. I definitely don’t ask for help well.” See CHALLENGE/Page 19A

Meyer says no to OSU COLUMBUS (AP) — Despite numerous reports saying he’s all but set to become Ohio State’s next football coach, Urban Meyer said Wednesday that is not the case. “I have not been offered any job nor is there a deal in place,” the former Florida coach said in a statement released through ESPN, where he is a college football analyst. “I plan on spending Thanksgiving with my family and will not comment on this any further.” Several websites, TV stations and The Columbus Dispatch have reported that Meyer has reached an agreement in principle with Ohio State and, barring any lastminute problems, will be introduced as the Buckeyes’ coach next week. People within the athletic department and close to the team told The Associated Press the job has not been offered to Meyer and nothing has been completed. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the coaching search is supposed to be confidential. Athletic director Gene Smith declined to comment Wednesday. Ohio State, under interim coach Luke Fickell, plays at No. 17 Michigan on Saturday. Fickell, who some reports have said will be retained on Meyer’s staff, declined to address the story, which has been percolating for days. “No. I won’t,” he said Wednesday. “It’s not about that. I’m going to have enough respect for this football game to make sure it’s about this football game. I don’t think this is the time and the place.” Speaking briefly to reporters, he was asked if he knew if a decision on a new coach had been made yet. “I know there’s a game at noon on Saturday,” he said. Meyer is from Ashtabula and was a graduate assistant at Ohio State under Earle Bruce in the 1980s. He grew up an Ohio State fan and has said he has a portrait of legendary Buckeyes coach Woody

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IN THIS Sept. 11 file photo, Jackie and Jack Harbaugh, parents of San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, stand before an NFL football game between the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks, in San Francisco. Jack Harbaugh has watched his sons go at it for nearly five decades. That’s why he sees no need to be there in person for today’s history-making matchup between his sons.

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IN THIS Jan. 1 file photo, Florida head coach Urban Meyer puts his arm around his wife Shelley after Florida defeated Penn State 37-24 in the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game, in Tampa, Fla. Former Florida coach Meyer continues to deny reports that he will be the next coach at Ohio State. Several websites, TV stations and The Columbus Dispatch have reported that Meyer, currently an ESPN college football analyst, has reached an agreement in principle with Ohio State and, barring any last-minute problems, will be introduced as the Buckeyes’ new coach next week. Hayes hanging prominently in his home. In addition to winning national titles in Florida in 2006 and 2008, he has also been a head coach at Bowling Green and Utah and worked as an assistant at Notre Dame, Colorado State and Illinois State. He announced in December 2009 he was stepping away from coaching because of health concerns, but quickly changed his mind. After taking a leave of absence, he returned to the sidelines for the 2010 season and then retired again in December. Alabama coach Nick Saban said he would welcome Meyer back into the coaching fraternity. “Urban Meyer is a very good coach, he’s a good teacher. He’s good for young

people,” Saban said on the Southeastern Conference coaches conference call this week. “If coaching is in his heart, I think that’s what he should do.” Saban said he understood why Meyer had apparently changed his mind about returning to coaching. “As you go through life and you do things and you make choices and decisions about what you do — and I know his involved circumstances around his health — but still you learn about yourself in everything you do,” Saban said. “As you learn these things, sometimes things change in terms of what his direction is. I think everybody has to do that, and I don’t think anybody should be criticized for that.”

Parents proud of coaching sons BY JANIE MCCAULEY AP Sports Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jack Harbaugh has watched his sons go at it for nearly five decades. F r o m pounding football games on their bedroom floor to timed races up the stairs from the Jim basement and Harbaugh many, many bumps and bruises in between. That’s why he sees no need to be there in person for today’s matchup — an NFL first — between brothers John and Jim Harbaugh when the coaches face off from opposite sidelines with their divisionleading teams. Jack and Jackie Harbaugh plan to swing by the stadium for a quick visit and photo with their sons, then go to John’s house to watch the game on TV — in private.

All they want to do is allow the stage to be John and Jim’s, Jack said. The love of competition was bred into the brothers. Sons of a football coach, living room couches were rearranged so they could dive over the coffee table and use cushions for tackling practice. Coat John Harbaugh hangers were bent to become basketball hoops and yarn transformed into homemade nets. There were hand-written scorecards and scoreboards. The brothers devised their own games and, creatively, became announcers to introduce each other before they started. “Starting at forward for Michigan, standing 4-feet-5, wearing No. 23, Jim Harbaugh!” Jack said, recalling one of those announcements. Come tonight at sold-out See BROTHERS/Page 17A


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Iowa-Nebraska rivalry is ripe for fans’ trash talk BY ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Greg Galles is a hardcore Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Jessica Wilson Galles loves her Nebraska Cornhuskers. One of the topics the Omaha couple discussed in premarital counseling before their July wedding was what they would do each year when Iowa and Nebraska play their annual football game. Their counselor — and Jessica swears she’s not joking — recommended that they go separate ways that day. That means Greg and Jessica will go to different parties when the game is in Lincoln, and Greg will leave Jessica at home when he goes to Iowa City to watch the game in person. They have another agreement, too. “We won’t talk about it afterward,” Jessica said. “No taunting allowed.” Greg and Jessica’s bliss will be tested Friday when the Hawkeyes (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten) visit the Huskers (8-3, 4-3) for the start of what figures to be a natural rivalry between two teams from states separated by the Missouri River. The rivalry is more about the fans now. The teams have met 42 times but share no recent history. They played almost

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IN THIS photo taken Tuesday, Iowa fan Greg Galles and his wife Jessica, who is a Nebraska fan, pose for a photo with their dog Sophie, at their home in Omaha, Neb. One of the topics the couple discussed in premarital counseling before their July wedding was what they would do each year when Iowa and Nebraska play their annual football game. every year between a regular basis. 1930-46 and not again As it is, the game will until 1979. There were give bragging rights to six meetings between Iowa or Nebraska fans, then and 2000. especially those who The Hawkeyes have have to mix with each only two native Ne- other in eastern Nebraskans on their roster; braska and western the Huskers have no Iowa. Iowans, though injured “There’s a lot of trash tight end Ben Cotton talk, and it’s been going went to high school in on forever,” said Wendy Ames, Iowa. Bettin, who owns MalNebraska safety oney’s Irish Pub, a Austin Cassidy said the Hawkeyes bar in series has the potential Omaha. “It’s been a rito become a big rivalry, valry since the beginbigger than previous an- ning, and it’ll be nice to nual games against Col- have some closure on orado, Kansas State and who is the better team.” Kansas. That will be esBettin said she expecially true, he said, if pects 100 people, the game decides the Huskers and Hawkeyes Legends Division title on fans alike, to crowd into

her bar for Friday’s game, and she’s hiring a couple security guards. “We do have some people who get kind of heated in their discussions,” she said, “and I just want to make sure, whoever wins or whoever loses, nothing gets out of hand.” Larry Ross, longtime owner of the Seneca Street Saloon in Webster City, Iowa, said a few Nebraska fans pop into his establishment from time to time, but most of his patrons don’t like the Big Red. Last week, customers watching TV relished the way Michigan hammered Nebraska and the way Iowa handled Purdue. “A lot of Iowa fans say Nebraska isn’t going to just come over here to the Big Ten and think they’re the best team out there,” Ross said. “Iowa fans say Nebraska is just going to be another team — sort of what they are.” Ross said a lot of folks in Iowa have nothing against Nebraska’s players and coaches. It’s the Nebraska fans incessantly reminding them about the Huskers’ 5-0 edge in national championships that wears thin. “There’s no doubt,” Ross said, “that the people here think Nebraska fans are snobbish.” Huskers fans in eastern Iowa can take refuge at Beef O’Brady’s sports bar in Cedar Rapids, about 30 miles from the

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Michigan, Ohio State seniors have seen a lot ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Brady Hoke says his seniors have been through a lot. He’s seen only 10 months of it. Some seniors who will play Ohio State in The Game on Saturday went to Ann Arbor to play for Lloyd Carr, endured the Rich Rodriguez era and have enjoyed Hoke’s debut season. If they beat the Buckeyes, the senior class might lead college football’s winningest team to a BCS bowl for the first time since the 2006 season. Ohio State’s seniors have been a part of an unprecedented seven-game winning streak in what is regarded as one of the greatest rivalries in sports. The Buckeyes’ seniors, however, have caught the brunt of a tattoo-parlor scandal that forced Jim Tressel to resign, Terrelle Pryor to leave and losses on the field to mount.

Indians bring back OF Grady Sizemore CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have re-signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a 1year, incentive-based contract, bringing back the former All-Star who hasn’t been able to stay on the field for three years. The Indians declined a $9 million option for 2012 last month on Sizemore, who has undergone five surgeries the past two years and has only played in 210 games the last three seasons because of injuries. Sizemore reportedly drew interest as a free agent from several other teams, but decided to come back to Cleveland. Sizemore’s base salary in 2012 will be $5 million and he can make another $4 million based on plate appearances. The 29-year-old Sizemore played in only 71 games last season. He went on the disabled list three times and underwent knee surgery on Oct. 3.

OSU makes future changes to schedules COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State has made several changes to upcoming football schedules. The Buckeyes have added a game with Florida A&M on Sept. 7, 2013, and lined up games with North Carolina in Columbus in 2015 and in Chapel Hill in 2017. In addition, the Buckeyes have canceled two games against Tennessee — at home in 2018 and in Knoxville in 2019 — to accommodate the Big Ten’s move to a nine-game conference season beginning in 2017. Ohio State already had made changes to the 2012 schedule, replacing Cincinnati with Central Florida.

Hardesty back at practice BEREA (AP) — Browns running back Montario Hardesty has recovered from a calf injury and could play this week against Cincinnati after missing three straight games. Hardesty hasn’t played since getting hurt on Oct. 30 in San Francisco. Browns coach Pat Shurmur says Hardesty will start if he can play. On Sunday, backup Chris Ogbonnaya ran for a career-high 115 yards in Cleveland’s 14-10 win over Jacksonville. Fullback Owen Marecic did not practice because of symptoms from a concussion sustained Sunday. Shurmur said the team will not scrap its fullback package if Marecic can’t play. Tight end Alex Smith took some reps at fullback during the portion of practice open to reporters. Also, running back Peyton Hillis, who has missed six straight games with a hamstring injury, was at practice. He did some light running, but has already been ruled out of Sunday’s game.

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CHALLENGE Since his accident, Shepard said, if someone wants to help him, “it never hurts to ask. I’m never offended by that.” But he said he is offended by “people who won’t take no for an answer.” Shepard had four sessions of physical therapy and occupational therapy each day. “In between those times, I was putting miles in, in the hospital, everybody knew me.” determination His nearly got him in trouble. The Montgomery County Fair was going on across the street from MVH and Shepard wanted to go. He was hungry and wanted some “crunchy” food. “They threatened to throw me out,” Shepard said. “They called me on the phone and said, ‘are you at the fair? If you don’t get back over here.’” He quickly returned to the hospital, but not before getting some food. Shepard has Knee and Ankle Fixed Orthodics (KAFO’s), which are leg braces. “I can put those on and lock them in and stand and walk. It felt great. It allows you to get upright again … seeing the world from 6 foot up again.” Shepard said powered orthodics are available. That is why he works to stay in good physical condition. “You can’t sit there and dwell on that (not walking). You have to live for today, but keep tomorrow in mind.” With research, Shepard said it is possible that someday he could walk again. Shepard has some feeling in his legs now. After three weeks in the hospital, Shepard went home. “I had this false sense of security. I wasn’t really scared. I spent two weeks learning all this stuff. I was feeling pretty good about myself.” When he got home, a little bit of panic sat in. Shepard created a “studio apartment” in the basement that allowed

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PRESTON SHEPARD looks at a model of a spine in a lab at Edison Community College. Shepard suffered a spinal cord injury after falling off a ladder. He refuses to let his inuries slow him down. him to exit through the Adaptive Adventure basement door. Later, he Sports Coalition in Powmoved in with his par- ell. He said they have ents. “They had a ramp adaptive water skiing and built like the first week.” snow skiing equipment Going home wasn’t and allow people with easy. Shepard said it was physical (and) cognitive “extremely” hard to move disabilities the opportuin with his parents. nity to participate in “They’re always mom sports and not feel so isono matter how old you lated. are. Me trying to be inde“They fast-tracked me pendent, them trying to and I was skiing. I went help. You couldn’t ask for with that like I went with more helpful parents.” everything else. I didn’t Shepard was also glad stop till I got it.” to get home to his dog, He now snow skis at Hootie, a black Lab, now Snowshoe Mountain in 12 years old. Shepard West Virginia and can do hopes to get an assistance an “extreme vertical drop. dog. I went from beginner to Shepard had pur- that in one season.” chased a home, but had Shepard nows works not been able to finish the with the organization work on it before his acci- helping others. “When dent. He said his parents, you take a kid to the top family members and of a mountain and take church friends helped fin- them down, they are grinish the house for him. ning ear to ear. It’s pure “I went six months joy,” Shepard said. without any income until “I had kayaked, I had Social Security kicked in,” white water rafted since I said Shepard, who had to was a kid,” Shepard said. live off his savings. At the “The only difficulty there time of his accident, Shep- is getting in and out of the ard was operations man- boat. It takes a lot of ager for PSC Crane and upper body strength.” Rigging in Piqua. He also He is a certified kayakserved for six years in the ing instructor, the only Ohio National Guard and disabled kayaking inwas an E4 when he left structor in the area. the service. To become an instrucShepard got involved tor, Shepard had to be in TAASC, a part of the “able to recover myself,”

upright the boat and recover the other person. He kayaks at Twin Lakes in Columbus. Shepard also water skis. “It’s completely different when you’re sitting.” He helps with a water skiing clinic as part of the Wounded Warrior project, teaching veterans how to ski in spite of their disabilities. Shepard has also participated in the U.S. Air Force 5K, finishing first in his adaptive Track chair. He has since switched to a hand cycle, because he can be in it for longer periods of time. Sports are important to Shepard. “It does several things. It keeps you in shape. It’s a fun way to do that. I participated in a lot of those things beforehand. It allows me to do those things I used to do.” Shepard borrows equipment from TAASC that allow him to participate in adaptive sports. Shepard is working to become a certified snow ski instructor and already helps teach snow skiing. He skis at Bellefontaine and Mansfield. Shepard is also attending Edison Community College, returning to school in 2009. He is an honor student, with a 3.70 GPA and a member of Phi Theta Kappa at Edison, an international honor society for two-year colleges. Shepard plans to complete a degree as an orthodic and prosthetic practitioner, which requires a master’s degree. He hopes to attend St. Petersburg College in the fall of 2012, participating in only one of a few programs in the country. Shepard wants to work with veterans in the area of adaptive sports. Right now, he is busy completing work in subjects such as physics and anatomy and physiology. “I never went to college. I was a classic underachiever. I was more about the fun.” Shepard is enjoying doing well in school. “It’s

kind of addictive. You’re on a mission.” He plans to receive his associate’s degree in May. In spite of his positive attitude, there are “why me?” moments. “You have bad days, things go wrong.” Shepard said, he tells himself, “get up and do it. You don’t let it take over. It could be a lot worse. I count myself fortunate.” Moving to St. Petersburg will be another challenge. “There is a little bit of apprehension there, leaving my friends and family. They have been fantastic through it.” Shepard drives a truck with hand controls. He completed driving classes and took another driving exam. He said driving is important. “That was huge. That’s your freedom. I’ve always been independent. To be dependent on someone for a ride was frustrating.” He also has a motorcycle license. Shepard does peer counseling, traveling to MVH to work as a registered volunteer, helping others facing what he faced in 2008. He has given talks at the University of Dayton for physical therapy graduate students and has spoken to physical therapy assisting students at Edison.

Shepard also helps with the MVH adaptive sports program, held once each year. Shepard has some advice for others facing physical challenges. “Keep your mind straight. Attitude is key.” Having to pull a wheelchair in and out of his truck at the store makes Shepard “appreciate the things that you once didn’t.” But he said, “if it’s too hard, you find a way to do it.” Shepard said finding resources and helping the family is important. “The family needs educated. There’s not enough focus on the family.” Shepard is thankful this Thanksgiving. “I’m very thankful. It could have been a lot worse. I’m very thankful for my friends and family. I’m thankful to be alive. I could have broken my neck. I’m thankful that I’m able to do the things I do. I’ve got a mission, I guess.” “You can’t let the chair define (you) by any means. You take what life gives you and move on,” Shepard said. Shepard can be contacted at if someone wants to know more about his experience or TAASC.

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BROTHERS M&T Bank Stadium, there’s no make believe about it. Jim’s resurgent 49ers are 9-1 and could clinch the NFC West with a win coupled with a loss for the Seahawks. John’s Ravens are 7-3 and leading the AFC North. “We know it’s going to be emotional, we’re just not sure what emotions we’re going to experience,” Jack said. “It’s such uncharted waters. We’ve experienced it in this business being married for 50 years and coaching 43 years myself. And football and basketball and all the other things we’ve had

in our family. This is such uncharted waters to see two in our family competing at this level on this stage. We’ve just never experienced anything like it. It’s not one of those things you go into and you have anything that you can possibly measure it with or against.” This week, Jack’s longtime catch phrase of “Who’s got it better than us? Nobody!” seems as fitting as ever for this family. The slogan has been a huge hit out West, where 49ers players have made their own T-shirts featuring those words.

From Page 17A “I’m sorry that he got to it first,” said the 49year-old John Harbaugh. “I should have thought of that before him. We should have made some T-shirts, too. I think it’s really cool.” Aside from the game, there’s another special moment the family will celebrate: Jack and Jackie’s 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. Everything has come together in one special, whirlwind week for this sports-crazed family. Jack and Jackie Harbaugh don’t remember a single serious fight between their sons. Sure,

there were arguments, like the common debate over chores — such as who had to mow the more challenging, sloping side of the lawn. If somebody had a beef with the boys, they would always team up. Each time the family moved as their father changed jobs, they left friends behind but always had each other. And don’t forget their tag-along sister, Joani. Five years younger than Jim, she would run around in the middle as the boys threw a football during backyard battles of the keep-away game, pickle.

Joani Crean — married to Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean — will cheer them both from afar, thrilled that each earned a much-deserved path to the NFL on his own despite being the son of a successful coach. “There are so many eyes watching this game, it’s going to be nice just to get it over with, too. Move forward,” said Crean, who planned to attend but is sorry she won’t be able to make it because of multiple family commitments at home in Bloomington, Ind. “This is one of those moments

when, whether they’re a Ravens fan or a 49ers fan or a John or a Jim Harbaugh fan, they will watch this game just for the pure joy of the moment that it will be.” Crean’s 12-year-old son, Riley — a middle child with a sister on each side — admires both of his uncles. “Riley just thinks both of his uncles and his grandfather and his father hung the moon, all four of them,” Crean said. “He absolutely is into what his uncles are doing, and you never hear a negative story. That’s a testimony to both of them.”

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Local nonprofits give thanks for support BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN On the day set aside each year to count blessings, almost everyone takes a moment to say thanks. But area nonprofit organizations don’t wait for Thanksgiving Day to voice gratitude. Their leaders are grateful every single day of the year. Shelby County’s nonprofits have been subject to the same stagnant economy as the rest of the country. Organizations that rely on donations — of time by volunteers as well as of funds — have had to often do more with less during the last three years. Yet their directors remain optimistic, upbeat and thankful. “We’re grateful for the people that patronize us and for the cooperation of the community,” said Dorothy Quinlan, treasurer of the Fort Loramie Historical Association Inc., which operates the Wilderness Trail Museum in Fort Loramie. “We would appreciate it if we could get more people to join our organization.” Membership costs $10 per year and the group has about 40 members. At the other end of the participation spectrum, the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA serves more than 5,000 members each year. CEO Ed Thomas said, “As a Christian organization, we are thankful to our lord and savior, Jesus Christ, for all he has blessed us with. As a membership organization, we are grateful ot

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BARBARA WATKINS (left) and Samson Edwards, both of Sidney, exchange expressions of appreciation as Watkins makes a donation to the Salvation Army at a kettle at Kroger this week. Edwards has been employed by the Salvation Army as a bell ringer for the holiday giving season. all who have chosen to be a part of our YMCA… and we’re grateful for our incredible volunteers and generous donors. Without their giving of time, treasures and talents we could not help the more than 5,000 individuals with their needs.” Major Herb Carter, corps officer of The Salvation Army, also voices gratitude to “our faithful supporters, donors and volunteers.” “I’m always impressed with the number of people who want to pitch in and help with programs and the community,” he said. At New Choices Inc., Interim Executive Director Amanda Partington shared a long list of reasons to be thankful: “We’re grateful for having a shelter that pro-

vides a safe place for families to come when they’re faced with a violent situation,” she said. “We’re grateful that families who come have the strength and courage to leave an abusive situation. We’re thankful when we see them have smiles back on their faces. We could not provide advocacy without generous support of local agencies like the United Way. I’m thankful for our wonderful staff and board members and for the ‘kindness of strangers’ in the community who provide donations to the shelter.” All of them are grateful for what they have and, except for New Choices, what they have is less than what it has been in the past. “Doing more with less teaches you a lot of im-

portant lessons,” Thomas said. The 2012 budget he and the YMCA board of directors recently approved has an overall salary line that is less than what it was in 2003. The Salvation Army also is operating with a smaller staff than in the past. It suffered a $50,000 shortfall in its $370,000 budget last year. “Of all the cuts we made, none impacted our programs,” Carter said. “We don’t want to have to cut programs this year. I’m hoping to move forward.” Thomas, too, has his eyes on the future. As the demand for services, particularly with regard to child care, has increased and its $2 million budget has decreased from three years ago, the YMCA has

continues to meet its goals, Quinlan said. She’s hoping increased membership levels will make up the shortfall in the organization’s $25,000 budget caused by the lack of county funding. And Carter is counting on a successful holiday kettle campaign, which usually provides about 30 percent of the Salvation Army’s operating funds. He also hopes that the Hometown Endowment campaign, which seeks gifts of $1,000 and more, gets support. “Our community is the most generous I have been a part of,” Thomas said. “I hope that spirit of giving back never changes.” And, on the day after Thanksgiving, if they could sit on Santa’s lap on behalf of their organizations, what would they wish for? “I would wish for a very generous, caring person to make a gift of $1 million to our Hometown Endowment,” Carter said. “It would be mostly members, helping and cooperating and showing interest in the museum,” Quinlan said. “To help our clients heal and regain their self esteem,” Partington said. “That we see their families becoming strong and healthy.” “The obvious wish is having the necessary resources to take care of the needs of the community,” Thomas said. “But the real wish is that people would find hope and promise in God’s love, especially during these difficult times.”

set its fundraising goals higher than they have ever been, despite the economy. “Even in a down economy, we hope people continue to support the YMCA so we can meet those vital needs,” he said. Quinlan and Partington have not seen a drop in individual donations; however, the historical association had been the recipient of partial funding from Shelby County for a number of years. That funding has been discontinued and, according to Quinlan, will be sorely missed. New Choices is partially funded by state and federal grants and Partington said, “Local donations have stayed at a very good level. We are blessed with a great community who has unwavering support for our mission.” Carter acknowledged that individual donations to the Salvation Army have slowed but his appreciation level hasn’t changed, nor has his idea of what constitutes an outstanding gift. “My eyes get a little brighter when I see a $100 or more gift,” he said. “That hasn’t changed yet because the (economic downturn) hasn’t been long-term enough. If harsh economic times continue, I might say, ‘Where are my $50 donors?’” The Fort Loramie Historical Association’s annual fundraiser, a Williamsburg dinner,

Leapley restores tombstones, preserves history Thanksgiving is certainly a time to gather and enjoy the company of those we care for. It can also be a time to remember family and friends who have passed away. Talk of those who have gone before us may spark a desire to visit some burial spots. Those who visit the final resting places of loved ones and friends, or seek to find data to research genealogy or history in two local cemeteries have no better friend than Marion Leapley. Leapley is employed by the Turtle Creek Township Trustees to care for the Brookside Cemetery south of Hardin and the Coldes Chapel Cemetery north of Ohio 705 off HardinWapakoneta Road. Leapley was contacted by the trustees when they found themselves without a caretaker to see to grass cutting at the two sites. Leapley agreed to take on those duties, but he soon found that there was an equally important type of care needed. Three of his grandsons, Daniel, John and James Dejulio (members of a set of quintuplets) visited the Brookside field with Leapley to assist, and he was impressed by the serious questions they asked. The 2008 visit height-

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MARION LEAPLEY, of Sidney, describes how he raised up one of the tombstones at Brookside Cemetery near Hardin. Leapley mows the cemetery and one day decided to start fixing up the tombstones that had fallen over. ened his own interest, and he began to view the gravestones in a new light. Leapley discovered the grave of a relative at Brookside. That further intensified his interest in genealogy, and his work took on yet another dimension. That was when he decided, “I’ve got to do something here for the community, and keep these up to date.” Inscriptions were sometimes illegible due to simple aging and erosion from wind and rain. However, heavy layers of mold that totally concealed any markings obscured some. Leapley learned that much of that problem could be alleviated by treating the


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the burial can render a marker more subject to leaning. In addition, certain plants used to decorate a gravesite can also have remarkable abilities to grow beneath that base and cause a marker to lean or even fall. Of course, trees are always a threat to shed limbs and topple markers. Some monuments are in three pieces, and each section can weigh 200-300 pounds, with bases weighing in around 500. Leapley wanted to remedy that problem, so he built a large two-section tripod from iron pipe that he can set over a marker, and use a large pulley or power hoist to pick up such a

heavy object. He states, “I haven’t had it buckle on me yet.” The tripod has a capacity of 1,000 pounds. Straps are secured to the piece and attached to the chain from the apparatus. For taller monuments, Leapley can add 2-foot extensions to the legs of the tripod. If that resulting adjustment is still not sufficient, he will have to surrender to the force of gravity, or bring in some heavier equipment. It requires much work and time, but Leapley stresses that having leaning or fallen grave marker reset is worth the effort. The age of a monument can limit the care that can be given. Very old monuments may not have a separate base, and are more subject to tilting and falling. They may also be crafted from materials that simply do not hold up as well as the modern varieties. In viewing the oldest part of Brookside, one can see hints of how harsh life was in centuries past. That section shows a denser concentration of tiny infant markers, an illustration of the days in which infant mortality was much higher. The small slabs, likely weighing only a few pounds, have proven very vulnerable to falling, deterioration and becoming partly embedded in the soil. Leapley adds that


Brookside at one time featured a small church building. The caretaker cautions against being very aggressive in attempting to clean a headstone: “People need to know that limestone and some of these other old stones, not the granite so much, never use wire brushes to attempt to clean the inscriptions. You will actually remove the materials you are trying to read and preserve. This will even hasten deterioration.” One may use a nylon brush and “nothing else.” If a stone has recessed lettering, flour can be used as a cleaner. The flour should then be wiped away with a windshield wiper blade. A picture can then be taken, which should be followed by brushing out the inscription. The flour may have to be rinsed off. Cemetery care is a never-ending task, but Leapley understands the value of what he does: “Family members that are not even born yet, they may want to know where their relatives are and would like a photograph of the headstone, because there’s a lot of information on the stone, in a lot of cases.” As families gather for the Thanksgiving feast, that can be comforting to know. That knowledge may also serve as an invitation to study our family history.

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Girl takes Thanksgiving to shelter dogs BY KATHY LEESE The dogs at the Shelby County Animal Shelter felt some of the blessings of the holiday after a little girl brought them Thanksgiving dinner earlier this week after she said God asked her to help. She is also asking local residents to help her in her mission. Sammi Marcum, 11, the daughter of Stephen and Rebel Marcum, of Tipp City, and the granddaughter of Don and Betty Hook, of Sidney, said she wanted to help the dogs after she saw a commercial about puppy mills on television that made her start thinking about animals that are abandoned and abused. Sammi’s mom said her daughter has “always loved animals. What got her started on this, she was curious about puppy mills.” After seeing the commercial, Sammi asked her mother what that meant and her mom showed her a video online describing puppy mills. “She set out to find out what she could do to help them and help homeless animals. “She felt very strongly about (puppy mills),” Marcum explained. “She wanted to start her own organization (and) raise awareness to get rid of puppy mills and for people to adopt from the shelters. I wasn’t surprised at how she felt about it. I was more surprised at how she came up with all these ideas for an organization. I’m very surprised at the level of commitment she has to this.” “A lot of (her love of animals) came from her brother,” Marcum said. Sammi’s brother Ben is a Troy Christian High School sophomore who also loves animals. Sammi also has a brother, Jesse Clark, 20, who is a University of Toledo student. Mother and daughter went to the Tipp City Mum Festival this fall and met organizers from DREAM, an animal rescue organization based in Miami County. Cindy Hartnagel is the director. “Sammi talked to her for a long time,” Marcum said, and got ideas for her own organization. “Cindy started emailing her and telling her about all the events they sponsor.” It was Hartnagel who introduced Sammi to Shannon Johnson, a volunteer at the Shelby County Animal Shelter. “Sammi came up with this idea that she wanted to have a Thanksgiving dinner for the animals at the shelter.” Talking about the recent controversies over the allegedly abused exotic birds in Miami County and the wild animals that ran loose in Zanesville, Marcum said

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SHELBY COUNTY Animal Shelter dogs enjoyed their own Thanksgiving dinner Monday afternoon after Sammi Marcum, 11, showed up to give them a gourmet dinner and gourmet cookies. Marcum said God told her to help the animals. In the background are the donations of food, toys and other items Sammi donated with the help of businesses. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the operation of the animal shelter. Shown left to right are Sammi, Lt. Detective James Frye, Deputy Cami Frey and a puppy enjoying a cookie. Sammi was “all over that.” But it was the puppy mills that affected Sammi. She said she thinks she probably loves animals “because my brother works with animals and I’ve been around animals pretty much my whole life.” Talking about the puppy mills, Sammi said, “it was sad to see that the dogs were getting abused. It was really hard for me to see that and I wanted to put it to a stop.” Sammi said seeing the stories about the exotic birds in Miami County was hard too. “It was kind of like the dogs; it was hard to see it. They’re our godly creatures; we need all these creatures around to help us. “When I first heard the animals got out, I thought, ‘oh, they’re going to find them.’ When they put some of them down, I was kind of depressed.” She said she got very upset that the giraffes were put down. “The giraffes wouldn’t hurt anybody.” “When my mom told me about the puppy mills, there wasn’t much sleep that night,” Sammi said. But in the middle of the night, she said, “I could hear God talking to me. He was saying, ‘you’ve got to do something about the dogs.’

God was telling me you have to do something ... you have to help save the planet and ... help our planet and help not only us, but help our animals.” “I think (God) is calling certain people to help the animals. I think he is working. I think He has a plan for every animal,” Sammi said, noting God wants people to love animals. “I was also hearing God talking to me and getting more and more ideas about it,” Sammi said. “I was very surprised, and I was very glad God chose me for this.” Sammi, a Troy Christian school fifth grader, said, “when God was talking to me, He was telling me the puppies don’t have homes. God was telling me to put a stop to (puppy mills). It gave me more ideas about the organization.” Sammi began to think of ideas for names for her organization. “I was trying to think of names that have to do with puppies.” Sammi’s family got involved. “We all brainstormed for ideas. We figured out it should be protection.” Sammi and her family decided to name her new organization “Puppies Under Protection” or P.U.P.

“All I knew was (puppy mills) were not very kind to puppies,” Sammi said. A friend, Deanna Flaugher, a member of the mounted patrol at Dayton’s Carriage Hill Metro Park, is a friend of the Marcum family and has taken Sammi to visit animal shelters in Montgomery and Miami Counties, and Sammi attends horse camp. At Carriage Hill, Sammi has made friends with a horse who does not seem too fond of people. “His name is George. I’m the only one he likes,” Sammi said. “I’m the only student who will actually ride him. He bites, he’ll kick you. He’s ... a stubborn horse.” Sammi is interested in becoming a hippotherapist when she grows up. “Hippo” is Greek for horse. Hippotherapists work with therapeutic horses that help those with disabilities and other challenges. In addition to being an honor student, Sammi attends Alcony Grace Church in Alcony, where her father is the pastor and is active at her school with the worship team and school musicals. Sammi got the idea for Thanksgiving dinner for the animal shelter dogs after she and her family saw an episode of “Providence,” in which a character owned a gourmet barkery. It gave her the idea to have a dinner for the dogs. When Sammi called the Shelby County Animal Shelter and asked if she could bring Thanksgiving dinner for the dogs, she said Johnson told her, “the animal shelter is always up for that.” Sammi said she is glad God provided for the Thanksgiving dinner. Sammi’s mother said her daughter collected money for the Thanksgiving dinner. “She’s gone around to our neighborhood and friends and when they found out what she was doing they wanted to help. She raised $60 in three days.” Sammi’s family also learned about a gourmet company named “BONE-AFIDO,” that makes gourmet food for dogs. After learning about Sammi’s organization, the owner, Karen Heskett, said she’d “love to help,” Marcum said. “She said she would donate 36 pounds (of) turkey basted dry gourmet dog food, and a dog cookie for each of them for dessert.” “The Pet Smart in Springfield gave her a few dog toys and Jack’s Aquarium gave her

a discount to get dog bones,” Marcum said. Marcum said her daughter is also worried about veterinary care. “The other thing that ... really bothered her was ... the animal shelter doesn’t have money for veterinary care. They haven’t been able to find a veterinarian that would do it pro bono (no charge).” Sammi said she needs the help of local residents. “I would want to say I would ... greatly appreciate if you could help ... me, the dogs and the animal shelter. It would also be great if we could stop buying dogs at the pet store.” Sammi is also asking for a veterinarian to volunteer time at the shelter. “We need to help the animal shelter keep these dogs healthy. (Veterinarians) could either contact me or they could go straight to the animal shelter” if they want to help. “If they could take time out of their day to help ... they (animal shelter) don’t have much money. If they could do it for free, that would be good.” Sammi wants to find a way to talk with state representatives and senators about the puppy mill issue. Officials are scheduled to look at the issue in November 2012. Sammi is asking for state officials “to take away the puppy mills and ... help me.” Sammi said anyone who wants to help her or work with P.U.P. would be appreciated. “They can contact me. They can help donate. My mission is to help the animal shelter and to keep away the puppy mills. Adopt a dog.” “We’re doing stuff for Christmas,” Sammi said. She wants to do a toy drive, and if she can raise enough money, Sammi hopes to help animals at the Shelby and Miami County Animal Shelters for Christmas. Sammi would like for other children to help her also. “They could definitely come help me. I would love to see what wonders they could make with me.” Sammi wants to thank everyone for their help. “I want to thank them for all their support and all the support of my family and friends.” Sammi said if local residents could “help me, it would be greatly appreciated.” “The dogs at the animal shelter ... want to be loved. They want to be held,” Sammi said. The little girl on a mission plans to make that her goal. To make a donation to help Sammi, write to her at 6780 Roberta Drive, Tipp City, OH 45371. Sammi and her family can be reached by email at

Local resident makes hats, blankets for charities BY JENNIFER it to help people.” BUMGARNER When she started making hats and fleece blankets, she didn’t What was once a know which groups to hobby has turned into an donate her homemade act of charity for one Sid- items to but two years ney woman. ago she donated 115 Patty Lu Foster, of hats to the Alpha Center Sidney, has been in- and her giving has convolved in crafts for many tinued. This year she years and recently has donated items like started using her talents Beanie Babies and hats to help those less fortu- to Big Brothers/ Big Sisnate. Foster has donated ters and she made donato different charities in tions of blankets and Shelby County including hats to New Choices. Big Brothers/Big Sisters, “Organizations need New Choices and the to be aware that there Alpha Center. are people out there who “I don’t do it to be no- will donate,” said Foster. ticed,” said Foster. “I do “This isn’t something

that should just be done around this time of year. People need help year round.” While it takes Foster about two hours to make a small hat for a child, she says it’s something she can do while watching television and feels it’s important to help people in any way that she can. She makes the hats using a loom and yarn and makes three different sizes for children up through adults. The hats are simple yet warm and for Foster giving to others is something that keeps her going.

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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.

COUNTRY MEADOWS For sale: 3 Bedroom, 2 bath homes available on lease option OR financing available, 0% interest. As little as $4999 down. Call and ask how! (937)497-7763 LOCATED AT Lake Loramie, must see! Large deck, central air, oak cabinets, stove, refrigerator & dishwasher. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, mobile home, vinyl. $19,995. (937)307-5866.

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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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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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CHAIR, glider, swivel, reclining, with gliding footstool, green in color, excellent condition, $30, (937)492-5702 after 4pm. DINETTE TABLE with 3 chairs. Maple wood, pedestal type. BISTRO TABLE with 2 chairs. Inlaid tiles on table and chairs. (937)492-0357

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LOVELY 3-4 bedroom house with 2 car garage. New carpet/paint, stove/refrigerator. $600 monthly +utilities +deposit. (937)538-1163

CHRISTMAS TREE, 9.5', slim. $75. (937)473-9833 Call after 2pm.

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ADULT MOVIES, still in factory seal, great selection, $4 each. Call (567)356-0272. BAR STOOLS, medium colored oak, (2), swivel back, Amish custom made, (937)778-0986.

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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

ORGAN, Theater Lowry console, in excellent condition, mahogany finish. With two Leslie cabinets. Make offer. (937)773-2217

TV, Magnavox 46 inch projection TV. Works good. $75. (937)498-9935

BLACK LAB mix puppy, 8 month old male, great with other animals and kids, loves attention, very smart! Free to good home, (937)710-0993. CAT: 2 year old neutered, no spray, declawed, black and white male. Litter trained. Other cats available to indoor homes. (937)492-2563 CHRISTMAS TREE 7 foot (GE Monroe) lighted with 550 multi colored lights. Dimensions 45"X15"X12" $40. (937)498-9822


GOLDEN RETRIEVER Pups, AKC, vet checked and first shots at 6 weeks. 5 females, 5 males. Parents on premises. $250 stephkoble76@winds t r e a m . n e t . (937)473-5698.

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 • 9:30 A.M. LOCATION: 8990 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Ludlow Falls, Ohio DIRECTIONS: St. Rt. 48 south of Pleasant Hill to Horseshoe Bend Rd., turn west (Corner of Horseshoe Bend and Rangeline Rd.)


HAVAMALT PUPPIES, Non shedding, hypo allergenic, designer puppies, beautiful colors, shots, family raised, 8 weeks old on December 23rd, taking deposits now, (937)526-3418 KITTENS, 15 Weeks old & adult cats free to go homes or farms, (937)726-9490 MINIATURE PINSCHER puppies, vet checked, first shots, tails docked, dew claws removed, ready for Christmas. $200 each. (937)418-6575 PIT BULLS. 3 blue nose Pit puppies. 2 grey females. 1 fawn (light tan male), blue eyes, 9 weeks old. UKC registered parents, shots, $500 OBO. (661)492-6625 PUG/POM mix puppy, 8 weeks old, first shots & wormed, $75, (937)539-1372.


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ADORABLE KITTEN 10 weeks old, calico. Litter trained. Good with kids, & dogs, and very friendly. FREE TO GOOD HOME. (937)726-7940

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189.67 Acres Auglaize County/Moulton Township

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 • 9:30 A.M.

As Trustee, I will sell the following 189.67 acres located in Auglaize County and in Moulton Township, 15255 Fox Ranch Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Auction Location For your comfort the auction will be held at the EZ Campground building located at 14338 TownLine Kossuth Road, St. Marys, Ohio

Thursday December 8, 2011 Time 7:00 P.M. 189.67 acres located in Auglaize County, Sections 25, 26 and 35 of Moulton Township with access at 15255 Fox Ranch Road, Wapakoneta, Ohio. The parcel contains approximately 125.300 acres of tillable, based on FSA records, approximately 60.000 acres of woodland and 5.114 acres for home, out buildings and road right of way (long lane). The home is an older two story frame home. Home has three bedrooms, dine in kitchen, full bath, office / study, family room. There is an unfinished basement under the home. Home is heated by gas forced air and updated septic system (new in 2005). Out buildings include a barn, single car garage, two silos and grain bin. Woodland: The woods on the property have been appraised. A copy of the appraisal is within the information packet. TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Property will be sold as one unit with no reserve to highest bidder. $75,000.00 required down day of sale with balance due upon delivery of deed within 30 days. Possession of home and buildings at closing. Possession of tillable soil upon completion of 2011 crop year. Taxes will be prorated to closing. NOTE: This represents an excellent opportunity to add to your current operation. An informational package has been prepared. For additional information, please call the Realtor / Auctioneer listed below. Any statement made on day of sale will take precedence over any printed material. Iris A. Burwell Trust, with LaDonna Kogge Trustee Auction conducted by

LOCATION: 16455 E. Miami Shelby Rd., Piqua, Ohio DIRECTIONS: Co. Rd. 25-A North of Piqua to E. Miami Shelby Rd. Go East to sale location.

The subject property will be sold in two tracts and the bids will be held, at which time the two tracts will be put together and sold as one tract, whichever brings the highest bid price is the way the property will be sold. Tract 1: Located in Orage Twp., Shelby County, Ohio consist of 5 acres (subject to survey) with a small ranch home built in 1990. Tract 2: Located in Orage Twp., Shelby County, Ohio consists of 35 acres (subject to survey), soil types are: Brookston, Celina, Crosby and Shoals. TERMS: 10% down on the day of sale, balance due in 30 days or on delivery of deed. Executor has the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Taxes will be pro-rated to day of closing. Contact your lender. Be ready to bid OWNER: Estate of Beatrice Bodey Executor: Butch Neth Attorney: William McNeil Shelby County Case #2011EST047 For more information call: 937-606-4743 Mike Havenar - Realtor W.A. Shively Realty (Auctioneer #4544) 2236988

18 ft., 165 OMC Inboard Outboard, runs great. $3000 OBO. (937)524-2724 (513)509-3861

AWESOME DEAL!!! Only 110,500 miles. 3100 motor. All electric. A/C. Runs great! Very clean inside and out. Good gas mileage. NICE CAR!! $4500. (937)726-5605

Having moved from my long time home, I will be offering the following items at auction. Costume jewelry, Fostoria Colony pattern, Fenton, dinette set, breakfast set, dressing table and mirror, china cupboard, kerosene lamp, cast iron cookware, Kenmore refrigerator, G.E. electric range, Kenmore washer-dryer, old post cards (some local), Houston School yearbooks 1955 - 1972. These items are from a very clean, well maintained home. Also to be offered at this sale: model cars, 2 ‘69 Dodge Charger remote control cars (new in box), Tootsie Toys, other toys, Star Trek game. Still unboxing and sorting. Coins: hundreds of wheat cents; buffalo nickels; V nickels; Franklin dimes; quarters – dates from 19001970s; books of dimes & quarters. For a more complete listing and picturescheck us out on ‘’. Term of Sale: Cash or local check only. 2237622


937-492-9469 Auctioneers: Richard McLain, - cell 937-638-4822 All statements day of sale take precedence over printed matter. Never a building rental fee when we do your auction at our facility.

2004 BUICK Le Sabre Ltd. 20,200 miles, white, navy blue cloth top. Leather interior, Florida car! Immaculate. $13,000 OBO. (937)492-1308

1990 GMC TRUCK, only 83,000 miles, power brakes & steering, electric lock & windows, $2300, (937)526-4963. 2010 CHEVROLET Silverado LT. 8 Cylinder, 4 x 4, extended cab, short bed. 5200 miles, $24,500. (937)698-5351

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Sat., Nov. 26, 2011, 9:30 a.m. Directions to sale from Sidney: St. Rt. 47 East thru Port Jefferson, turn right onto Herring Road, 1 mile to sale barn, located at 18668 Herring Rd.

1999 DODGE F100 van, Half ton, very good running condition, $1300. (937)362-4769



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