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COMING THURSDAY Oh, What a Season! • Recall some of the best moments of the fall season for county sports teams. Inside Thursday

Vol. 121 No. 237

Sidney, Ohio

November 28, 2011




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State construction budget tight COLUMBUS (AP) — A budget for construction in Ohio will likely be tight, focus on repairs and leave little money for new building or local projects. A memo to state agencies from Budget Director Tim Keen said it is “imperative” that money set aside for construction projects be limited and focus on necessary maintenance, “with an extremely high threshold that would have to be met in order to fund new construction,” The Columbus Dispatch reported. The state can borrow up to $2.75 billion to pay for proj-

ects that have in the past cost about $1.5 billion over a twoyear period. Keen told the newspaper that the administration of Gov. John Kasich has no interest in going that high. For every $100 million the state borrows in its construction budget, it will pay $60 million in interest over 20 years, assuming the interest rate is 5 percent. The interest rate is currently lower than 5 percent. “It’s not responsible to commit to spend more money than you can reasonably expect to pay back in the future,”

Keen said. The budget for state construction projects is usually passed every two years by lawmakers. It typically covers projects at state prisons, universities, school and other state agencies, in addition to road, bridge and water projects. The money also funds a number of local projects, such as parks, museums and zoos. A more frugal approach could see less cash set aside for that kind of construction or maintenance. “Those projects are nice to have, but not necessities,”

Keen said. “We ought to take care of the necessities first. These are not core responsibilities of the state.” Columbus Mayor Michael Colman’s spokesman Dan Williamson called the lack of local funds “disappointing.” “We certainly understand the balance, that there is not as much money as you like, but these things do play a role in stimulating the economy.” Some lawmakers agree, saying now is not the time to cut state construction money with Ohio unemployment still around 9 percent. See BUDGET/Page 4

American Profile • The Voices of Christmas remembering the actors behind TV’s top animated holiday characters. Inside

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Irma Wendeln • Roger Heitkamp • Helen Johnson • Myra Coburn • David Catron • Alma Simindnger


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Soggy squirrel A squirrel didn’t let rain stop him from foraging in an alley along South Main Avenue Sunday. The rain rolled in overnight Saturday and persisted throughout Sunday, with periodic heavy downpours interspersed with light sprinkles. Farmers worked feverishly Saturday evening in the dark before the rains began again. This year’s harvest has already been stopped several times due to exceptionally wet weather. The rain is expected to continue at least through Tuesday.

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TODAY’S THOUGHT Thought for Today: “Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.” — William Cowper, English poet (17311800). For more on today in history, turn to Page 10.

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Council to swear in members, choose mayor Newly elected at-large Sidney City Council members Mike Barhorst, Jeffrey Hewitt, and Rufus “Rick” Sims will receive their oaths of office during a special meeting to be held Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. After the new and returning members of council are sworn in, council will select a mayor and vice mayor to serve for the next two-year term. Barhorst currently holds the position of mayor, while Mardie Milligan, first-ward councilor, serves as vice mayor. In an executive session, council members will conduct second-round interviews for the appointment of a new city manager. The meeting will be held in city council chambers at the municipal building.

Roger R. Heitkamp, 65, of Fort Loramie, died Friday at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, of injuries received when an Anna School bus struck his truck at the intersection of Fort Loramie-Swanders and Hardin-Wapakoneta roads Oct. 25. The school bus driver, Deborah A. Nagel, 54, of Anna, was cited by Shelby County Sheriff ’s deputies for a stop sign violation at the intersection. According to reports, Nagel did not see the truck approaching the intersection when she entered it and struck the vehicle traveling

west on Fort Loramie Swanders Road. Both vehicles went off the roadway and came to rest in a field on the northwest corner of the intersection. Anna Superintendent Andy Bixler said following the accident that Nagel was a veteran school bus driver with more than 20 years of experience and was known for being “caring, cautious and conservative.” The nine children on board the bus at the time of the crash were not injured. Heitkamp’s obituary appears on page 3 of today’s issue.

Convicted killer gets 2nd chance to avoid death penalty CINCINNATI (AP) — A man convicted in 1998 of fatally beating a woman is getting a second chance to escape death row in a new sentencing trial that begins Monday in southwest Ohio. Rayshawn Johnson was convicted and sentenced to death for murdering neighbor

Shanon Marks, 29, of Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported. His conviction stands, but his sentence was thrown out in 2008 by a federal appeals court in Cincinnati. The court ruled that Johnson’s lawyers didn’t fully investigate his abusive childSee PENALTY/Page 4

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PUBLIC RECORD Fire,rescue SUNDAY -5:24 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to a medical call in the 600 block of North Miami Avenue. -4:21 a.m.: medical Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 800 block of South Main Avenue. -2:52 a.m. medical. Medics responded to the 600 block of North Miami Avenue for a medical call. SATURDAY p.m.: fire -9:35 alarm. Firefighters were dispatched to 2537 N. Main Ave. on a report of a vehicle smoking in an attached garage. There was no fire, but the crew noted a utility pole with downed live wires and contacted DP&L Energy. -9:28 p.m.: accident. Paramedics responded to the 2500 block of North Main Avenue for a traffic accident alarm that was cancelled enroute. -9:14 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to a medical call in the 700 block of

Fulton Street. -3:10 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 200 block of North Walnut Avenue. -1:40 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to a medical call in the 100 block of West Parkwood Street. -1:29 a.m.: clean up. Firefighters were dispatched to the 900 block of East Court Street for fluids in the roadway. -12:18 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 100 block of Ruth Street. FRIDAY -10:38 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 400 block of North Main Avenue for a medical call. -6:38 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 1200 block of Campbell Road. -6:09 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 2300 block of Broadway Avenue for a medical call. -12:37 p.m.: investigation. Firefighters responded to the 1100

block of Constitutional Avenue for a carbon monoxide investigation. -11:43 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 1900 block of Shawnee Drive for a medical call. -11:20 a.m.: open burn. Firefighters were dispatched to Lyndhurst Street and Main Avenue for an open burning complaint. -10:01 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 3000 block of Cisco Road. -9:16 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call on Interstate 75. -5:13 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 600 block of Folkerth Avenue. -5:10 a.m.: medical. medics responded to the 300 block of West Russell Road for a medical call. -4:51 a.m.: investigation. Firefighters responded to 134 South Main Street on a report of sparks in the area. They were unable to locate any problems.

MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Wednesday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller sent the case of Danny W. Moses, 53, to grand jury. Moses is charged with two counts of trafficking in drugs and three counts of possessing criminal tools. • Timothy E. Hughes, 30, 1527 E. Court St., Apt. C., criminal trespass and disorderly conduct (amended from domestic violence), fined $150 plus costs, $144 restitution, sentenced to 30 days in jail, one year probation. Twenty days of jail may be reconsidered if fines, restitution


and costs are paid. Hughes is ordered to report to jail Dec. 7. • Jason L. Bertsch, 36, 1033 Juniper, criminal trespass, $150 fine plus costs, 20 days in jail with five days suspended, one year probation, ordered to stay away from 20100 State Route 706, complete 40 hours community service in lieu of 10 days in jail, five days of jail reconsidered if fines and costs paid; and DUS (amended from failure to reinstate license), $150 plus costs. • Tony S. Ceyler Jr., 29, disorderly conduct

(amended from domestic violence), $150 fine plus costs, 20 days in jail, one year probation, may complete anger rage program in lieu of 10 days in jail. Ten days in jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid. • Kirsten P. Mason, 20, 429 Canal St., prohibitions (charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence was dismissed), $50 plus costs. • Michael D. Ceyler, 49, 631 N. Miami Ave., two counts disorderly conduct (amended from theft and assault), $75 per charge plus costs.


Sheriff’s log SUNDAY -12:54 p.m.: larceny. A deputy responded to 104 Meadowview Lane in Dinsmore Township to investigate the theft of a generator. -9:12 a.m.: vandalism. A deputy responded to 144231 Pasco-Montra Road in Jackson Township on a report a fence had been kicked in. -2:26 a.m. vandalism. Deputies were dispatched to 220 Grandview Drive in

McLean Township where a brick had been thrown through a car window. SATURDAY -9:41 p.m. accident. Anna Rescue and Fire units responded to an auto accident at Interstate 75 and Ohio 119. No details were available. FRIDAY -2:29 p.m.: burglary. A deputy responded to 5880 Ohio 29 Unit 2 to investigate the theft of a ceiling fan and other items.


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Fire, rescue SUNDAY -1:55 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 120 block of Shue Drive for a man with a broken leg. -8:37 a.m.: medical. Jackson Center and Perry Port Salem rescue units responded to the 13700 block of Wones Road in Jackson Township for a woman with a hip problem. SATURDAY -4:25 p.m. fire. Lockington Fire equipment responded in mutual aid to the 10700 block of North Hardin Road, west of Landman Mill Road, for a fire. -12:30 p.m.: fire. Maplewood fire units responded to a corn stubble field fire at 216211 Maplewood Road in Salem Township. -11:46 a.m.: fire. Anna Fire Department units responded to a field fire near the 99 mile marker of southbound Interstate 75. FRIDAY -12:18 a.m. medical. Perry Port Salem Rescue responded to the 400 block of Broad Street for a woman with a possible stroke.

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Emergency personnel investigated a pickup truck in a garage at 2537 N. Main Ave. at 9:30 p.m. Saturday after it was reported to be smoking. The vehicle was not found to be on fire, but authorities did find a badly damaged utility pole nearby that had apparently been struck by a vehicle, as well as a trail of fluid from the pole to the truck in the garage and considerable debris along the path. DP&L was contacted for the damaged pole and downed live wires.

Fairlawn board acts on personnel issues The Fairlawn Local Schools Board of Education members appointed delegates and took personnel action during their recent meeting. Board member Robert Gold was appointed as a delegate and Board member Andy Brautigam was appointed as an alternate to the Ohio School Boards Association Small School District Advisory Committee for the calendar year ending Dec. 31, 2012. The board also took action on personnel issues, including accepting the resignation of Tim Cummings as intramural girl’s basketball coach for grades five and six for the 2011-12 school year. Cummings had a 50 percent contract. The board approved Tim Lessing to be intramural girl’s basketball coach replacing Cummings for the 2011-12 school year with a oneyear, limited-service, 50

percent contract. The board approved Katlynn Geuy as a volunteer coach with the Fairlawn basketball program for the 2011-12 school year. The board approved hiring Jennifer Leighty as a substitute aide for the 2011-2012 school year. The board approved the following one year, limited service contracts for the 2011-2012 school year: • Tim Cummings, high school track coach, grades 9-12, 50 percent contract at $1,527.70

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DEATH NOTICES David B. Catron PIQUA — David B. Catron, 74, of 406 Westview Drive, Piqua, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. Services Wednesday at Jamieson-Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua.

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FORT LORAMIE — Roger R. Heitkamp, 65, of Monterey Drive, Fort Loramie, passed Friday away morning, Nov. 25, 2011, at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He was born June 29, 1946, in Celina, the son of Clarence and Lorena (Riethman) Heitkamp. On Oct. 4, 1969, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, he married Margaret “Peg” (Barlage) Heitkamp, who survives him. Also surviving are five children, Lisa and Phil Meyer, of McCartyville, Denise and Brian Elliott, of Anna, Doug and Kristin Heitkamp, of Fort Loramie, Mike and Vera Heitkamp, of Anna, Lori and A.J. Chalk, of New Knoxville; and 15 grandchildren, Amanda, Nikki, Travis and Bryce Meyer, Derek, Carter, Colson and Lexi Elliott, Corynn, Riley, Ariel and Elijah Heitkamp, Trey, Victoria and Maria Heitkamp. Also surviving in are three sisters, Carol and Tom Buschur, of New Bremen, Elaine and Steve Barga, of West Milton, Lois and Dale Kennedy, of Botkins; and brother and sisters-inlaw Richard Wehrman, of Fort Loramie, Bea Barlage, of Houston, Dodie Barlage, of Dayton, and Marge Barlage, of Dayton. He was preceded in death by both parents. A 1964 graduate of Anna High School, Mr. Heitkamp served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for

18 months during the Vietnam Era. Roger was recently retired from Trupointe, formerly known as Minster Farmers, where he had been employed 46 1/2 years. He attended St. Michael Catholic Church and was a retired member of the St. Michael Cemetery Board. He served one term as a McLean Township clerk, and was a member of the Fort Loramie Athletic Booster Club. Years ago, he served on the founding track committee. Roger was a “16 Plus” gallon blood donor. An avid sports fan, his favorite teams to watch ‘were the Reds, Bengals, Buckeyes, and UD Flyers. He also enjoyed following his children and grandchildren’s school and sports activities. Years ago, he had been a frequent bowler. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Wednesday at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, by the Rev. Steven Shoup. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery with military honors by the Army Honor Guard. Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home, Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Fire Department or Fort Loramie Rescue Squad. Condolences may be expressed at w w w. g e h r e t f u n e r a

Myra Lynne Coburn Myra Lynne (Leach) Coburn, 54, of 1341 Dartmouth St. passed away at 2:37 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at her residence. She was born Nov. 3, 1957 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of the late Bill Leach, and Barbara (Allen) Olding, who resides in Sidney. On Feb. 14, 1981 she married Stephen Coburn who survives along with two daughters, Berri Ellis and Stephanie Clack both of Sidney, five grandchildren, Lilliana Ellis, Meggan Ellis, Natalee Clack, Lukas Clack and Ellee Clack, and one brother, Craig Leach, of Arizona. Mrs. Coburn was retired from Schindler Elevator Inc. and was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. Myra was a 1975 graduate of Anna High School and attended Sidney High School until her junior and senior years. During the past few years, she was a moderator for eBay for detecting counterfeiting taking place in the sales of fake purses. Myra enjoyed going to craft festivals and spending time with her

grandchildren. She and her husband were best friends and soul mates, married for 32 years. She was an animal lover with two devoted schnauzers, Bizmark and Hanz, and many other pets throughout the years. Myra faced her illness with dignity and strength and passed away in her home where she wanted to be most, surrounded by her family. A memorial service to celebrate Myra’s life will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with Chaplain Steve Fox officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4 p.m. until the hour of services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Cromes Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Coburn family at

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Irma A. Wendeln M A R I A STEIN — Irma A. Wendeln, 76, 1776 St. of Johns Road, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at HerManor itage Nursing Center in Minster. She had been a patient there for seven weeks. She was born Sept. 7, 1935, in Minster to John and Mary (Dwenger) Sturwold. They preceded her in death. On Jan. 21, 1956, she married Charles U. Wendeln. He died Nov. 18, 2009. Irma is survived by her children, Diane and Mark Homan, of Maria Stein, and Gary Wendeln, of New Bremen; two grandsons, Ron and Kim Homan and Tom and Joyce Homan; four great-grandchildren, Sam, Lily, Charlie and Tyler Homan. She is also survived by five brothers, Clarence Sturwold, of Vandalia; Ralph and Mary Ann Sturwold, of Fort Loramie; Gilbert Sturwold, of Minster; Wilbur Sturwold, of Russia; and John and MarSturwold, of lene

Minster. Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Warnie Alexander. Deceased include two sisters, her twin, Norma Alexander, and Marilyn Gaerke, along with two sisters-in-law, Helen and Mary Jane Sturwold, and a brother-inlaw, Virgil Gaerke. Irma was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Maria Stein and the Ladies Sodality of the church. She worked with her husband on the family dairy farm her entire working life. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Church, with the Rev. Gene Schnipke presiding. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 10 a.m. at Wednesday Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster. Memorial donations may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

Helen F. Johnson ST. PARIS — Helen F. Johnson, 91, of St. Paris passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at 8:50 p.m. in of Heartland Urbana. Born Oct. 10, 1920, in Wintersville, Helen was the only daughter of the late Clarence Curtis and Harriett (Hyde) Blake. She married Dallas Johnson on March 17, 1938, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 1975. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Loretta Johnson, of St. Paris; and a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Sue) Stevenson, of Kingsland, Ga. She was a loving grandmother to eight grandchildren, Tina (Mike) Phillabaum, Tonya (Joe) Braden, Heather (Eddie) Shaw, Wade Wagner, Kelly Dooley, Tressa Rieser, Randy (Lisa) Stevenson, Kim (Bob) Langdon; 17 great-grandchildren, and three great-greatgrandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Wagner. Helen attended the

St. Paris First Church of God. She was a graduate of Champion High School in Champion. She retired from Piqua Memorial Hospital as an LPN. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the St. Paris First Church of God, 122 E. Walnut St.. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation in the church at 6 p.m. with Pastor Dick Keeran of the Snyder Road Church of God presiding. A graveside committal service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Rosedale Cemetery, North Ohio 235, Conover. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paris First Church of God, P.O. Box 543, St. Paris, OH. Envelopes will be available in the church. Condolences to the family may be sent to Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, St. Paris, is serving the family.

Father: Son answered ad to provide for his boys BY ANDY BROWNFIELD COLUMBUS (AP) — The father of an Ohio man found dead after answering a Craigslist help-wanted ad said Sunday his son sought the job in order to better provide for his three boys. Timothy Kern, 47, of Massilon was found dead Friday, buried near an Akron, Ohio, shopping mall. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s office said he was shot in the head. Kern’s father, Jack Kern, told The Associated Press on Sunday that his son was employed “here and there” and responded to the ad for a farmhand job because he wanted the best for his own sons, ages 17, 18, and 28. Jack Kern said the ad

offered $300 a week to tend more than 680 acres, similar to a Craigslist ad that police say lured another man to his death. “That’s all he (Timothy) wanted — to give his kids a better life,” Jack Kern said. “This job seemed like a great opportunity. He was really upbeat about the whole thing.” Authorities say a Craigslist ad was used to lure Norfolk, Va., resident David Pauley, 51, to Ohio, apparently with the intent of robbing him. Pauley was found dead in a rural area of Noble County, 90 miles south of Akron. A South Carolina man also answered the ad and was shot Nov. 6 before escaping, police say. Two suspects are in custody and a judge has issued a gag order in the case.


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IN THIS Sept. 26 photo, the new Vallourec seamless pipe mill can be seen rising up on the horizon in the industrial valley of Girard. The $650 million V&M Star plant, located along a desolate stretch that once was a showcase for American industry, will open by year’s end and produce seamless steel pipes for drilling in shale formations.

Ohio shale drilling spurs job hopes in Rust Belt BY THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — A new industrial plant opening in northeast Ohio by year’s end has generated hope that a surge in oil and natural gas drilling will re-

vive Rust Belt manufacturing. The $650 million V&M Star mill in Youngstown is located along a desolate stretch that once was a showcase for American industry. The plant will produce seamless steel

pipes for tapping shale bringing formations, 350 new jobs to Youngstown, a city struggling with 11 percent unemployment. Vast stores of natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations have set off a rush for leases and permits to

drill in a multi-state region. Similar revival hopes are alive in Lorain, Ohio, where U.S. Steel will add 100 jobs with a $100 million upgrade. The plant makes seamless pipe for the construction, oil-gas exploration and production industries.

Casino jobseekers learn dealing FINDLAY (AP) — Dozens of unemployed and other workers hoping to get a spot behind a blackjack table when casinos come to Ohio are working to learn the craft of dealing and preparing for required auditions. More than 100 people gathered at class Monday, practicing at a makeshift casino at Owens Community College in northwest Ohio, where Penn National Gaming is training the potential employees for work in the Hollywood Casino it plans to open next year in Toledo. The Blade of Toledo reports that Jose Pardo had worked 23 years for Cooper-Standard Automotive when he lost his job earlier this month as the company moved hose production from a plant in Bowling Green.

“It’s a lot easier on that side than it is on this side,” he said, gesturing first to the players’ seats and then to the dealer’s spot. Penn National Gaming expects to hire about 500 dealers at the Toledo site for poker, blackjack, craps and other games, said Neal Perry, director of table games for the casino. He said the casino has received about 3,500 applications for the jobs, expected to pay $16 to $22 an hour including tips. The casino is among four approved by voters in 2009. Overall, the casinos in Toledo, Cleveland Cincinnati and Columbus are expected to provide more than 6,000 jobs. Those at the Toledo casino training had made it through two screenings to get ac-

cepted to the five-week dealing course, which began about three weeks ago at the college in Findlay. They audition for the jobs in December. “We’re all on pins and needles,” said Jessica Israel of Toledo, who lost her job as a manager at an orthodontist’s office four months ago. “Playing blackjack and dealing it are completely different.” Perry said the casino plans three more blackjack dealer courses by spring. “If they don’t get it in practice, they’ll never make it at audition,” he said. Among those taking the current course are a mother stay-at-home hoping to re-enter the work force, a delivery man looking for a better job, and Jeff Robinson, a former Jeep assembly

complex worker who took a severance package several years ago. Robinson, of Sylvania Township, said he had gambled recreationally and was now learning the complexities, nuances and different payouts of blackjack. He said he taught his 7-year-old twins the game so he could practice dealing to them. Perry said the casino also plans to hire experienced dealers at the Toledo site, some from other Penn National casinos and some from other casinos. “Nobody has a job right now,” he said. “Experienced dealers will have to audition too. They may not be the right fit for us here.” ___ Information from: The Blade,

hood. The appeals court agreed with a district court’s ruling that an effective defense could have humanized Johnson’s case during sentencing by presenting information about physical abuse and drug use in his family. The appeals ruling noted that Johnson’s attorneys did such a poor job in the penalty phase of Johnson’s trial that he deserved a new trial — but only to determine his sentence. conviction “The stands. His guilt or innocence has been decided. It’s not an issue here,” said Will Welsh, one of Johnson’s new attorneys. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters and his chief assistant won the conviction and death sentence 1998 and will try again to send Johnson to death row. The most difficult part of the new trial for both sides will be not revealing that Johnson was sentenced to death for the killing, the newspaper reported. Jurors will have to accept that Johnson was convicted of capital murder, but they cannot be told that he was sentenced to die. Jurors must base their decision on what they hear in the new trial. Johnson, now 33, lived close to Marks and her husband, Norman. Authorities said Johnson slipped into the couple’s house on Nov. 12, 1997, while Shanon Marks was getting ready for work on her third wedding anniversary. Authorities said Johnson beat Marks with the bat 13 times. The last

three blows were to her head and likely were intended to keep her from identifying her attacker, the newspaper reported. Marks’ husband found her body 13 hours later. When police interviewed her neighbors, they noticed Johnson was wearing the same shoes as those that left prints near Marks’ body. Johnson later gave police three taped confessions. Johnson’s new attorneys will focus on his childhood in an attempt to gain sympathy from jurors and to persuade them to recommend life in prison instead of the death penalty. “His mother was absolutely horrendous, Welsh said. “She was drug- and alcohol-addicted and was prostituting herself across the country at age 13. It’s so bad, I couldn’t make it up if I tried.” Johnson lived with his grandmother, who also was an alcoholic, and was subjected to constant beatings and neglect, Welsh said. “The damage to this child was immeasurable,” Welsh said. The prosecutor said the damage done to Marks was worse. Deters said the assistant coroner on the case told him he that “out of the 7,000 autopsies he’s done, he’ll never forget this” because of Marks’ innocence and because of the brutality involved. “I can’t imagine what it was like for her family,” Deters said. ___ Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,

BUDGET “This is a time that we need dollars put into our communities to spur economic development and job creation, rather than funneling it to private corporations through JobsOhio,” said Democrat Lakewood Sen. Michael Skindell. JobsOhio is Kasich’s semi-private economic development engine designed in hopes of spurring job growth in the state.

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From Page 1 “I think it’s a failure and hurts jobs creation in this state when we don’t do a capital budget that supports community projects.” The budget would be put into a bill before Ohio’s General Assembly and likely be passed sometime after February. ___ Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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Stand-ins scarce MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — In previous presidential races, candidates usually would send standins when they couldn’t make it to New Hampshire, Iowa and other early voting states. But in the crowded 2012 GOP contest, those surrogates have been scarce, largely because the field of candidates was slow to develop. New Hampshire has seen a bit more activity than Iowa and South Carolina, with former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge campaigning for Jon Huntsman and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie filling in for Mitt Romney. Tom Rath, a Romney adviser, says surrogates are of limited use in states like New Hampshire, where voters are accustomed to close encounters with the candidates.

Arab League to vote on sanctions BEIRUT (AP) — The Arab League was set to vote Sunday on sweeping sanctions against Syria, as Damascus slammed the move as a betrayal of Arab solidarity. Syria is facing mounting international pressure to end the bloody crackdown on the uprising against President Bashar Assad, which the U.N. says has killed more than 3,500 people since March. The European Union and the United States have imposed several rounds of sanctions against Assad and his regime, including a ban on the import of Syrian oil. The 22-nation Arab League will vote Sunday on whether to impose its own sanctions, which could include halting cooperation with Syria’s central bank and stopping flights to the country. If the Arab League goes ahead with the sanctions, it will be a huge blow for a regime that considers itself a powerhouse of Arab nationalism. The state-owned AlThawra newspaper ran a front-page headline Sunday saying the Arab League is calling for “economic and commercial sanctions targeting the Syrian people.” The measure is “unprecedented and contradicts the rules of Arab cooperation,” the paper said.


Death most fowl PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) — A wild turkey smashed through a plate glass window at an empty western Pennsylvania restaurant and ended up where millions of its fellow gobblers did on Thanksgiving: a dining room. Penn Hills police Officer Bernard Sestili tells the WTAE-TV the feathered fowl didn’t survive impact when it barreled into the dining room of the Eat’n Park in Penn Hills on Thursday afternoon. The restaurant was closed at the time. Sestili says he responded when the building’s alarm went off. He suspects the turkey may have been roosting in a nearby tree when it “got up this morning and went for his morning flight and flew into the window.”

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Mo. student details arrest in Cairo BY KELLY DASCHLE Associated Press An American student arrested with two others during protests in Cairo said they were threatened with guns, hit and forced to lie for hours in a near-fetal position in the dark with their hands behind their backs. “They said if we moved at all, even an inch, they would shoot us. They were behind us with guns,” said Derrik Sweeney, a 19-year-old Georgetown University student from Jefferson City, Mo. The students flew home Saturday after an Egyptian court ordered their release two days earlier. The three had been spending the semester studying abroad at American University in Cairo, which is near Tahrir Square, where a new wave of protests began more than a week ago. Protesters have been calling for the nation’s military leaders to hand power back to a civilian government before the landmark parliamentary elections scheduled to start Monday. At least 43 protesters have been killed since Nov. 19 and 2,000 wounded, most of them in Cairo. Sweeney spoke to The Associated Press by telephone after family greeted him at the airport in St. Louis and

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DERRIK SWEENEY (center) gets hugs from his father Kevin Sweeney (left) and sister Ashley after Derrik arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport Saturday in St. Louis. Sweeney and two other American students were arrested on the roof of a university building near Tahrir Square in Cairo last Sunday, accused of throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters. then again Sunday by Skype. He said the evening of his arrest on Nov. 20 started peacefully in the square, which was “abuzz with ideas of democracy and freedom.” He and other students later wandered through the streets, ending up in a large group of protesters gathered outside the Interior Ministry. “There were two tanks and a lot of policemen with weapons, and while these protesters were yelling and a lot of chants, and I think some of them in front of us might have

been throwing stones,” he said. “Eventually the police shot back something.” The students fled to an area that seemed calmer. There, they were approached by four or five “plain clothes Egyptians” who offered to lead them to safety, Sweeney said. Instead, they found themselves being taken into custody, beaten and forced to lay still in the dark for about six hours. The night in detention was “probably the scariest night of my life ever,” he said, adding, “I was not sure I was going to live.”

Sweeney was arrested along with Luke Gates, a 21year-old Indiana University student from Bloomington, Ind., and Gregory Porter, a 19year-old Drexel University student from Glenside, Pa. Egyptian officials said they arrested the three on the roof of a university building and accused them of throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters. But Sweeney said he and the other Americans “never did anything to hurt anyone,” weren’t ever on the roof and never handled or threw explosives. He said the students’ treatment improved dramatically after the first night. He was able to speak with a U.S. Embassy official, his mother and a lawyer. He said he denied the accusations during what he called proper questioning by Egyptian authorities. “There was really marked treatment between the first night and the next three nights or however long it was,” Sweeney said. “The first night, it was kind of rough. They were hitting us; they were saying they were going to shoot us and they were putting us in really uncomfortable positions. But after that first night, we were treated in a just manner … we were given food when we needed and it was OK.”

Afghan officials claim Pakistani gunfire BY SEBASTIAN ABBOT Associated Press ISLAMABAD (AP) — Afghanistan officials claimed Sunday that Afghan and NATO forces were retaliating for gunfire from two Pakistani army bases when they called in airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, adding a layer of complexity to episode that has further strained Pakistan’s ties with the United States. The account challenged Pakistan’s claim that the strikes were unprovoked. The attack Saturday near the Afghan-Pakistani border aroused popular anger in Pakistan and added tension to the U.S.-Pakistani relationship, which has been under pressure since the secret U.S. raid inside Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden in May. Pakistan has closed its western border to trucks delivering supplies to coalition troops in Afghanistan, demanded that the U.S. abandon an air base inside Pakistan and said it will review its cooperation with the U.S. and NATO. A complete breakdown in the relationship between the United States and Pakistan is considered unlikely. Pakistan relies on billions of dollars in American aid, and the U.S. needs Pakistan to push Afghan insurgents to participate in peace talks. Afghanistan’s assertions about the attack muddy the efforts to determine what hap-

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A PAKISTANI boy holds a dagger before a placard reading “who is terrorist, America,” during a rally to condemn NATO helicopter attacks on Pakistani troops, in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sunday. pened. The Afghan officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said it was unclear who fired on Afghan and NATO forces, which were conducting a joint operation before dawn Saturday. They said the fire came from the direction of the two Pakistani army posts along the border that were later hit in the airstrikes. NATO has said it is investigating, but it has not questioned the Pakistani claim that 24 soldiers were killed.

All airstrikes are approved at a higher command level than the troops on the ground. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen offered his deepest condolences and said the coalition was committed to working with Pakistan to “avoid such tragedies in the future.” “We have a joint interest in the fight against cross-border terrorism and in ensuring that Afghanistan does not once again become a safehaven for terrorists,” Rasmussen said in Brussels.

NATO officials have complained that insurgents fire from across the poorly defined frontier, often from positions close to Pakistani soldiers, who have been accused of tolerating or supporting them. The U.S. plans its own investigation. Two U.S. senators called Sunday for harder line on Pakistan. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., said Pakistan must understand that American aid depends on Pakistani cooperation. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Pakistan’s moves to punish coalition forces for the airstrikes are more evidence that the U.S. should get its troops out of the region. On Sunday, Pakistani soldiers received the coffins of the victims from army helicopters and prayed over them. The coffins were draped with the green and white Pakistani flag. The dead included an army major and another senior officer. The chief of the Pakistani army and regional political leaders attended the funerals. “The attack was unprovoked and indiscriminate,” said army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas. “There was no reason for it. Map references of all our border posts have been passed to NATO a number of times.” There were several protests around Pakistan, including in Karachi, where about 500 Islamists rallied outside the U.S. Consulate.

Aging sagebrush rebel keeps up fight BY JOHN MILLER Associated Press NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A 75-year-old lawyer who fought private property rights battles alongside Idaho U.S. Rep. Helen Chenoweth and her Nevada rancher husband Wayne Hage in the 1990s is still cultivating the Sagebrush Rebellion’s roots. Fred Kelly Grant has been slowed by age and heart surgery, but he’s in demand from counties — and tea partyers who attend his $150-perperson seminars — as conservative elements in the West’s continue to clash with the federal government. California’s Siskiyou County is paying Grant $10,000 to help block removal of four Klamath River dams. Montana and Idaho counties have enlisted him to trim hated wolf populations and thwart U.S. Forest Service road closures. What Grant preaches is “coordination,” the theory that

federal agencies by law must deal with local governments when revising their public land travel plans or protecting endangered species. Grant insists he’s not reviving the discredited “county supremacy” movement, in which a Nevada county once threatened federal employees with prosecution. “This is not nullification,” simply ignoring federal mandates, he told The Associated Press. “Coordination is working within the system to try and make the system work.” Hage, who died in 2006, epitomized the Sagebrush Rebellion by battling the federal government over water rights. Chenoweth, killed the same year in a car crash, worried that federal agents would arrive aboard black helicopters to enforce the Endangered Species Act. Grant, a former federal prosecutor in Maryland who once helped guide Stewards of the Range, the Hage family’s property-rights nonprofit, started his own foundation

last year. He, a son and daughter-in-law now give seminars, often to tea party groups, on how locals can demand coordination when Washington, D.C. isn’t listening. Grant insists he’s no radical, but he’s not above fanning the flames. In 2009, he told a crowd angry about road closures in California’s Shasta-Trinity National Forest that he once dismissed those who claimed the United Nations and U.S. government sought to eliminate people from public land as crackpots who saw “a communist behind every sagebrush.” “I thought it was a conspiratorial theory,” Grant said, in video footage. “It’s not.” Some environmentalists are dubious of Grant’s “coordination,” saying it’s so much fodder on the conservative rubber-chicken circuit for a restive Western audience long unhappy with federal management of vast tracts of public land. “He’s saying a county should adopt its own plan, and

the federal government is obliged to make sure its plan is consistent with the local plan,” said Jon Marvel, Western Watersheds Project director in Hailey, Idaho. “It’s nullification by another name.” Grant insists federal courts side with him. In 2001, a U.S. District Court judge in Utah ordered the Bureau of Land Management to remove wild horses resettled in Uintah County, in part because the agency didn’t coordinate with local officials. “Coordination does not mean the county gets its way,” Grant said. “What it means is, the federal government should be discussing policy with the county, and considering alternatives.” He cites Idaho’s Owyhee County, where he says coordination between locals and the BLM beginning in 1990 resolved grazing disputes — and led to ranchers’ support for 500,000 acres of federally protected wilderness created here in 2009.


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This 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. • The Miami-Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St. at Caldwell Street. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 778-1586 or visit • The Al-Anon Sidney Group, for friends and relatives of alcoholics, meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North Street and Miami Avenue. All are welcome.

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

Ross Center to stage Christmas of Yesteryear The Christmas of Yesteryear exhibit for 2011, hosted by the Shelby County Historical Society, promises to delight children of all ages, according to Director Tilda Phlipot. An open house will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave., Sidney. Admission is free. Trees and mantles in the center have been decorated by area school children who made ornaments in their art classes. Santa will visit to listen to wish lists and pose for professional photos. Photos cost $5 each. Children will have the opportunity to make a Victorian Christmas ornament and a quilted

stocking. They also will have fun making their own pieces of pottery, aided by local pottery makers. Children will decorate their own gingerbread houses to take home with them. They will also enjoy eating chestnuts roasted on an open fire. Antique trains and woodcarvers will capture the attention of attendees. “For the last several years, we have entertained as many as 800 people at this event,” Phlipot said. “We hope that this year there will also be a big crowd of people discovering what the holidays were like long ago.” The historical society’s latest publication,

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ELIZABETH SMEDLEY, 3, of Sidney, visits with Santa during the 2010 Christmas of Yesteryear at the Ross Historical Center. For photo reprints, visit

“The Eclectic Pen of William Binkley,” by Albert Binkley Dickas, will be for sale.And, for the first time, the historical society offers for sale the last publication written

by James Sayre, “Pioneer Church; A History of St. Jacob Evangelical Lutheran Congregation 1832-2007.” For information, call 498-1653.

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DR. WALtrators act as LACE: I’m a chaperones. My sophomore at a best friend has large high attended four of school in these dances and Philadelphia. said that they The school are a lot of fun. sponsors event She has made dances on a several new Friday or Sat’Tween friends. Two pourday evening 12 & 20 lice officers pafrom 7 to 10 trol the parking Dr. Robert p.m., and they lot to insure that Wallace are well-atcars are safe, tended. and they are Only students who at- nearby if needed in the tend our school can at- dance. tend and must show My mom won’t let me their student identifica- attend the dances unless Wednesday Morning tion cards for entrance. she can also be a chaper• The Downtown Business Association meets at Teachers and adminis- one. She talked with our 8 a.m. at TWT Shirts, 115 E. North St. • The Amos Memorial Public Library offers Mother Goose Time at 9:15 a.m. for babies, 3 months through 23 months, along with a parent or caregiver. Dear Heloise: ber? — Heloise • The Sidney Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. My mom was E-BOOKS at the Moose Lodge. Lunch is held until noon, fola collector Heloise: quite Dear lowed by a club meeting and program. of teacups. She My friend and I Wednesday Afternoon had a wide cirboth have e• Jackson Center Senior Citizens meets at 1 p.m. cle of friends, readers and at the Jackson Center Family Life Center. and when we trade them back Wednesday Evening were cleaning and forth to • The Sidney Altrusa Club meets at 5:30 p.m. at out her house keep book purHints CJ’s HighMarks. For information, call Bev after her death, chase costs Mintchell at 498-9431. we took each of down. We each from • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of her teacups, pick something Heloise we would like to Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, wrapped it in a 320 E. Russell Road. gift bag and Heloise Cruse read from one of • The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group presented it to a the best-seller meets at 7 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center in the friend of hers. lists and download it to lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, They were pleased to our e-readers — making 3130 N. Dixie Highway, Troy. For information, call have a little something sure, of course, that we (937) 440-4706. to remember her by. It don’t both download the • Stokes Lodge 305, Free and Accepted Masons, pleased us knowing the same book. Then, after meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Lodge, Port teacups would be en- reading our own selecJefferson. All Master Masons are welcome. joyed. tion, we trade e-readers I kept my mom’s fa- to read what the other Thursday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at vorite bathrobe. WhenWork, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran ever I put it on, it feels like a warm, motherly Church, 120 W. Water St. • Shelby County Toastmasters meets at noon at hug. — C.K., via email C.K., my condolences the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. Guests are welon the loss of your come. For information, call Ed Trudeau at 498-3433 or or visit mother, and I’m sure your mother’s friends • The Amos Memorial Public Library offers were quite touched by your kind gesture. Who Homework Help from 3:30 to 5 p.m. • The Amos Memorial Public Library offers wouldn’t love a treas‘Tween Zone, for children in grades 3-5, from 3:30 to ured keepsake from a friend or family mem5 p.m. Drop-in activities.

principal and was told in a nice way, “Thanks, but no thanks.” That means I won’t be attending any school dances this year. I understand that you are a former high school principal. Were parents permitted to be dance chaperones at your high school? If the answer is no, please explain why. — Shelby, Philadelphia, Pa. SHELBY: Our school district ruled that all chaperones at school dances must be statecredentialed teachers, counselors and adminis-

trators. This is because they have the authority to deal with problems that might arise. It wouldn’t be wise to place parents in this role. But parents were welcome to stop by for a short visit as guests. The maximum length was 15 minutes. This parent-dance program was well received by parents and students. Most parents stopped by for a minute or two just to say hello, and their students enjoyed seeing them come and enjoyed seeing them leave.

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Father of Sept. 11 stewardess to speak at Piqua library PIQUA — The author of “Losing Alicia: A Father’s Journey,” John L. Titus, is scheduled for a book signing at the Piqua Public Library Dec. 5. A meet-and-greet session will begin at 6:30 p.m. After remarks by Titus at 7 p.m., the book signing will follow until 8:30 p.m. During the evening, local professional artists of the Piqua Visual Artists Society will display their art work at the library. Some pieces will be available for purchase. Titus’s daughter, Alicia, was a flight attendant on United Airlines Flight 175 during the terrorist attack which struck New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. He visited Piqua in September as a speaker at the city’s remembrance of the event. His book chronicles the struggle of a parent’s worst fear: the loss

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JOHN TITUS, with his daughter, Alicia, prior to Sept. 11. of a child, and the acceptance that only can be made possible with faith and love. Since Alicia’s death, Titus has become a strong advocate for peace and social justice. The retired college administrator now is a political activist and has been busy writing articles, doing documentaries, and giving talks on these and related issues all over the United States, Canada, and Italy. He has spoken at uni-

versities, colleges, churches, the American Muslin Voice Convention, the Department of Peace Conference, the Congressional Committee to Reintroduce the Department of Peace Bill, and the Global Nonviolence Conference. Titus is a current member and former steering committee member of September 11th Families for a Peaceful Tomorrow. This organization of Sept. 11 victims’ family members and friends officially formed in February 2002 to speak out on the atrocities of war — especially civilian casualties — to promote transparency in government decisions about the Sept. 11 attack, to encourage alternatives to war, and to further effects toward peace and justice. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Piqua Public Library. The public is invited.

Loramie historical dinners sold out FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie Historical Association board of trustees met recently to receive a report on the progress of ticket sales

for the organization’s upWilliamsburg coming dinners fundraiser. More than 400 people have reserved spaces, it was reported.

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FIREFIGHTERS JAKE Coverstone (third from left), Dallas Davis and Fire Chief Bradley Jones pick up tickets for a performance in their honor and visit with Sidney Dance Company performers during a rehearsal of “The Nutcracker.”

Dance company plans show for first responders Sidney Dance Company will perform “The Nutcracker” Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Historic Sidney Theatre, 120 W. Poplar St., in a free performance for Shelby County first responders. “We want to thank our first responders and this is a perfect opportunity. ‘Nutcracker’ is a wonderful holiday tradition. We know everyone will enjoy the performance,” said Sharon Eikenberry, founder of the dance company. Shelby County has 17 fire and rescue squads of various sizes and multiple law enforcement units. All Shelby County

law enforcement, fire and rescue first responders and their families are invited to attend. Free tickets are available through the respective administration offices, by calling the Sidney Fire Department non-emergency number, or at the door on Friday. “We love this kind of event. Being able to use this facility to honor our responders is a perfect fit”, said Mardie Milligan, president of Raise the Roof of the Arts. “We look forward to the day when we can do more, but right now, nothing is better than the community’s performing for its

community.” Raise the Roof for the Arts is a charitable nonprofit and owns the Historic Sidney Theatre. Upcoming public performances at the Historic Sidney theatre include “The Nutcracker” Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and the musical, “Rent,” produced by Sock and Buskin Community Theater, Dec. 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. Tickets for all performances are available at the door. For more information visit

Christmas on the Green, parade, run dates set PIQUA — Mainstreet Piqua’s participation in “Christmas Experiences in Piqua” weekend Friday and Saturday in downtown Piqua will include Christmas on the Green. Other events include the Downtown Piqua Holiday Parade, the Holly Jolly 5K Run and the Festival of Trees. Friday, Christmas on the Green will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. through-

out downtown Piqua. The event will include traditional carriage rides, community caroling, children’s activities and costumed characters. Ramon, a Dayton ice sculptor, will make an appearance and performances by both the Piqua High School show choir, The Company, and the Lehman Show Choir, The Limelighters, are slated. The centerpiece of the Christmas on the

Green event, community caroling at the gazebo, will occur at 7 p.m. immediately following the lighting of the Christmas tree. Many of downtown Piqua’s stores will be open extended hours for the event. The eighth annual Holly Jolly 5K run will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday. The run registration will take place in the lobby of the Municipal Government Com-

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Matt Roeckner served as best man. Groomsmen were Jay Schulze, Ryan Schulze and Chad Schulze, brothers of the bride; Derek Wenning, Tyler Stover, Matt Schmandt and Hunter Haswell. A reception in St. Michael Hall followed the ceremony. Renegade provided entertainment for the evening. After a honeymoon in Grand Caymen, the couple reside in Minster. The bride graduated in 2000 from Fort Loramie High School and in 2004 from Bowling Green State University. She is self-employed in insurance, specializing in Medicare supplemental insurance. The bridegroom is a 2002 graduate of Celina High School and a 2005 graduate of Capital University. He is employed by Celina Insurance Group as a network administrator.


wore an A-line gown with beaded, lace appliques at the bust. A ruched Charmeuse accented the waist and the silky satin skirt was finished with an embellished lace hem and satin buttons. She carried a bouquet of fresh stargazer lilies and watermelon-colored, orange and white roses. Erin Frilling was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Laura Homan and Nicole Homan, sisters of the bridegroom; Kristi Schulze and Jody Schulze, sisters-in-law of the bride; Maria Kinninger, Nikki Whitaker and Jenny Anthony. They wore watermelon-colored dresses with spaghetti straps and a slight back train. Rhinestone pins accented the empire waists. The floor-length dresses were embellished with off-center, asymmetrical pleating.

ately following the parade, Santa will visit with kids in the lobby of the Fort Piqua Plaza. Mainstreet Piqua’s newest event, the Festival of Trees, kicks off with a preview party Tuesday and is open to the public from Wednesday through Dec. 17. The event is free and open to the public. For information call (937) 773-9355 or visit

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Schulze, Homan unite in marriage FORT LORAMIE — Janelle Marie Schulze, of Fort Loramie, and Ryan Gregory Homan, of Celina, were united in marriage Aug. 27, 2011, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Michael Catholic Church in Fort Loramie. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Vicky Schulze, of Fort Loramie. Her grandparents are Vern and Margie Hilgefort and the late Urb and Thelma Schulze. The bridegroom is the son of Greg and Jane Homan, of Celina. His grandparents are James and Wilma Pfeffenberger, Lavern and the late Charline (Homan) Schmit and the late Werner Homan. Rev. Steven Shoup performed the ceremony. Helen Barhorst was the organist and Katie and Pat Watkins were vocalists. Given in marriage by her father, the bride

path. Same day registrations for the race are also accepted. Also on Saturday the Downtown Holiday Parade will step off from the corner of Main and North streets at 2 p.m. and make its way south on Main Street to High Street and then proceed on High to Downing streets. The theme of the holiday parade is “Simply Christmas.” Immedi-

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Soil & Water annual meeting coming soon Conservation in the county

Please mark your calendar to attend the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District’s 65th Annual Meeting and Banquet on Dec. 6. The event will be held at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. A twomeat buffet with all the trimmings, including pie, will be served at 7 p.m. Voting for the election of one Board of Supervisors position will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. prior to dinner. For your listening pleasure, music will be provided by “Dulcimer Friends.” After dinner the Outstanding Cooperator of the Year and Outstanding Conservation Educator of the Year will be introduced. The district staff will share a presentation of the past year’s activities and accomplishment of your local Soil and Water Conservation District. Tickets are on sale at only $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Contact the office, 492-6520, ext. 3, or any supervisor or staff member to purchase tickets. Please purchase your tickets no later than today. This year’s candidates, with one to be elected, are Judy Frilling and Fred Wells. Candidate biographies are included at the end of this article. The elected candidate will serve a three-year term on the five-person board of supervisors starting Jan. 1. The board provides guidance and direction for the district throughout the year. Residents or landowners (at least 18 years of age), as well as firms and corporations that own land or occupy land in Shelby County are eligible to vote. A nonresident landowner, firm or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility which includes designation of a voting representative prior to casting a ballot. You may vote at the meeting or vote absentee. Absentee ballots may be cast

at the SWCD office, 822 Fair Road, or to secure a request form for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you please call us at (937) 4926520, ext. 3. With additional questions please ask for District Administrator Jason Bruns. All absentee ballots must be received at the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District office, 822 Fair Road, Sidney, OH 45365 by 4:30 p.m., Dec. 6. Judy Frilling is seeking her third term on the Shelby SWCD Board. She has been involved in farming all her life. They are oriented to family life and have a grain production operation consisting of nearly 500 acres in Township. Dinsmore She and her husband Bill have two daughters and sons-in-law, each having two children. Their oldest granddaughter is active in the Fort Loramie FFA Chapter. Judy is retired as a public health nurse for Shelby County and is a lifelong member of St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Anna. On their farmland they have installed filter strips along watercourses and put into use many other practices to help protect our natural resources. In recent years Judy has been actively involved in the enforcement of the Clean Water Act in the Apple-Toland waters and Clay Creek to prevent effluent dumping by local industry and village water plants. Her uncle, Wilbur Heiland, had been involved with the utilization of the SWCD in Shelby County for many years. He did much to protect the environment for our future generations and Judy would like to con-


tinue to protect our natural resources as well. Judy and her family have been involved with the Lake Loramie Improvement Association and the Miami Conservancy District. She has nearly finished the leadership program associated with the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Last year she completed the OSU Extension Master Gardeners program and is now the president of the Shelby County Master Gardeners. Judy volunteers to assist with the SWCD education programs such as the Envirothon, Conservation Day Camp, Pioneer Day and Forestry Day. Fred Wells is seeking his first term on the SWCD Board. He and his wife Joyce live on a 120 acres farm north of Anna. They have one daughter and son-inlaw, Krista and Greg Meyer, and three granddaughters. Fred graduated from Anna High School and earned an Associate Degree in accounting from Northwestern School of Commerce. He recently retired from Weaver Brothers Inc. in Versailles after 30 years as its chief financial officer. Fred is a member of St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Anna, where he has served on the church council and various other committees. He was a member of the Loramie Valley Alliance Watershed Board of Directors and served as president. He was also a member of the Dinsmore Township Zoning Board of Appeals and served as secretary. Fred was a member of the Swanders Elevator Board of Directors. He proudly served with the Ohio National Guard. Fred was involved in a partnership with his brother on the family’s grain and livestock farm for 30 years. He believes in being a good steward of our land and other natural resources which is evidenced by the use of grass waterways, filter strips and quail strips on their farm.

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FARM BUREAU volunteer Jon Everett and FISH associates unload food collected during the recent food drive in honor of National Farm City week.

FFA, Farm Bureau team up on food drive National Farm City was held Nov. 14-18, and during this week the agriculture community works to help bridge the gap of understanding and education between the agriculture community and its urban counterparts. To honor this week and to give back to their communities, the FFA chapters of Anna, Fort Loramie and Botkins, and the Shelby

County Farm Bureau are held a canned food and personal care item drive. The drive helped collect more than 3,500 food and personal care items were and donated to FISH and AGAPE food pantries in Sidney. “As we approach the holiday season it is important to remember to give back to our communities, and this drive will

help families in need,” said Joyce Peters, Farm CommunicaBureau tions chairwoman. “It is tremendous to have such great partners in the FFA chapter,” said Jill Smith, organization director with the Farm Bureau. “They have really stepped up to the plate and giving a great gift to our community during the holiday season.”

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Reserve grand Trevor Greiwe, a seventh-grader from Hardin-Houston Schools, won reserve grand champion at the North America International Livestock Exposition in the Ayrshire Junior Division Nov. 5 in Louisville, Ky. Trevor is the son of Jeromy and Season Greiwe, of Quincy, and Jeff and Jenni Lukey, of Sidney. Also along with Trevor in the picture is National Ayrshire Queen Taylor Jodery, of Winchester. The grand champion was won by Kim Knasel, of Taylorville, Ky. The judge was Mike Rider, of Upton,Ky.

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BY FRANCIS DRAKE debt and shared property are likely today. What kind of day will LEO tomorrow be? To find out (July 23 to Aug. 22) what the stars say, read Partners and close the forecast given for friends will do someyour birth sign. thing that catches you off guard today. Perhaps For Tuesday, Nov. 29, they want more freedom, 2011 more space? Perhaps you do? ARIES VIRGO (March 21 to April 19) (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A friend or acquainYour work routine tance might surprise you will be interrupted today. In fact, your rela- today, by canceled meettionship with any kind of ings, staff shortages, group, whether it’s a computer crashes and class, a coffee klatch or a equipment breakdowns. large meeting, will be full Allow extra time for of surprises. Be prepared. everything. TAURUS LIBRA (April 20 to May 20) (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Don’t count on discusBe extra vigilant with sions with authority fig- your children today, beures — bosses, parents, cause this is an accidentteachers and VIPs — to prone day for your kids go the way you expect. or children in your care. Au contraire! Something It’s also a tricky day for from out of left field will romance. Oops. surprise you. Be careful. SCORPIO GEMINI (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) (May 21 to June 20) Upsets on the home Travel plans and any- front are likely today. thing having to do with Small appliances could higher education will be break down; minor canceled or rescheduled breakages could occur. today. Ditto for matters Be patient with family related to publishing, members to avoid nasty the media, medicine and little arguments. the law. SAGITTARIUS CANCER (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) (June 21 to July 22) This is an accidentCheck your bank ac- prone day for your sign, count and be extra vigi- so be careful. Slow down lant about property that and take it easy. Think other people own but you before you do or say anyare responsible for. Sur- thing. prises with inheritances, CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Keep an eye on your money scene today, because something here is unpredictable. You might go overboard in some way. Be aware that loss through theft or bad judgment is highly likely. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You’re full of lots of energy today! Nevertheless, your high-energy state might cause you to be too impulsive or rash. Think twice before you say or do anything. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Many upsets are occurring for others today, but for you, it is taking place internally. You feel restless and on edge. Don’t worry; this is just for today. Relax. YOU BORN TODAY You like to be provocative and stir things up. You know how to push people’s buttons. Basically, you don’t like pretension and have a strong respect for the truth. You are also shielded by the fact that you don’t really care what others think about you. But you do have your own moral code. In the year ahead, partnerships and close friendships will be important. Birthdate of: Howie Mandel, comedian; Anna Faris, actress; John Mayall, blues musician.

BY FRANCIS DRAKE ers of concentration are making ideas. excellent, choose work AQUARIUS What kind of day will that requires attention (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) tomorrow be? To find out to detail. You won’t even The Moon is in your what the stars say, read mind boring routine, be- sign today, so things the forecast given for cause you just want to tend to go in your favor. your birth sign. get the job done. Someone older might be LIBRA impressed with you and For Wednesday, Nov. (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) offer you good advice. 30, 2011 Artists can use today (Never hurts to listen.) to clean up or set up PISCES ARIES work, because you’re in a (Feb. 19 to March 20) (March 21 to April 19) practical frame of mind. Research behind the Someone older might You don’t mind practic- scenes will be very prohave excellent advice for ing something until you ductive today. You have a you today. In fact, some- get it right. Steady Eddie focus and one older or more experiSCORPIO are willing to look under enced might help you in (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) every rock. a way that ultimately Family discussions YOU BORN TODAY changes your future. are practical today, espe- You’re a clever, humorTAURUS cially about family busi- ous communicator. With (April 20 to May 20) nesses. Older relatives your fine mind, you apYou make a great im- and parents will have proach everything with pression on bosses and very specific input. great thoroughness. You authority figures today. SAGITTARIUS don’t overlook a thing. They see you as solid (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You are well-prepared and someone who plans This is a good day to for whatever you do beahead. They also see you make plans for the fu- cause you do your homeas practical and reliable. ture. You can focus with work. You like to appear GEMINI attention to detail, and unruffled, but you can be (May 21 to June 20) you have a very level- indignant when atThis is a very good headed approach about tacked. You have an exday to make long-range what you want to citing year ahead. It’s plans for future school- achieve in the future. the beginning of a new ing or to take a trip CAPRICORN cycle, so open any door! somewhere. Discussions (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Birthdate of: Kaley about medical and legal If shopping today, you Cuoco, actress; Mandy matters also will be will buy only practical Patinkin, actor/tenor; practical and grounded. items that last for a long Mark Twain, huCANCER time. Trust your money- morist/writer. (June 21 to July 22) You’ll be productive R today in taking care of NOVEMBE SPECIAL N loose details with esAUTO LOA tates, wills, inheritances, taxes, debt and shared property. Just roll up * your sleeves and get down to it. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Conversations with partners and close friends will be practical and productive today. Both partners are patient and willing to look at details, especially with an eye to how things affect the future. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A productive day at work! Because your pow-

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TODAY IN HISTORY HOROSCOPE Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 InToday the yearis ahead, it mightNov. not be28, as Monday, important have of a large number of the 332ndtoday 2011. There friends as it will be to have a few good, are 33 days left in the year. loyal ones. However, even if you intend in HistoToday’s keep yourHighlight friendship circle intitory: mate, remain nice to everybody. SAGITTARIUS (Nov.1961, 23-Dec.Presi21) — On Nov. 28, BeforeJohn launching any new projects, dent F. Kennedy dedimake sure you have finished to your cated the original satisfaction everythingpermanent else on your of the Central headquarters drawing board. Trouble would ensue if endeavors overlap. Intelligence Agency in LangCAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — ley, Va. Your chances for achieving a critical On this date: objective are minimal at best, because ■ you Inattain 1520, Portuguese once it, you might not know navigator Magelhow to keepFerdinand it going. Proceed cautiously. lan reached the Pacific Ocean AQUARIUS (Jan. through 20-Feb. 19)the — after passing Strive to control any impulsive incliSouth American strait that nations you might have. If you’re now bears his undisciplined, it isname. highly likely that you repeat the someConfederate previous mis■ will In 1861, takes. Congress admitted Missouri (Feb. 20-March 20) — If there asPISCES the 12th state of the Conis a lack of harmony regarding ultifederacy after Missouri’s dismate aims, joint ventures aren’t likely to work out too well forfrom you. Before puted secession the making any moves, make sure everyUnion. one is in accord. ■ In 1885, at the end of ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Condithe Third tions are ripe for Anglo-Burmese establishing a friendWar, British troops ship with someone who upoccupied until now has always opposed you. Don’t miss Mandalay. this because you was may ■ opportunity, In 1905, Sinn Fein never get another chance to do so. founded in Dublin. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Use ■ In 1942,wisely, nearly 500people peoyour resources be they or things, be effective in ple died and in you’ll a fire that deyour efforts be successful.Grove If you stroyed theto Cocoanut don’t, you can count on frequent failnightclub in Boston. ures. ■ In 1958, Chad, GEMINI (May 21-June 20) —Gabon Things and Congofor became could Middle get a bit awkward you when a friend unwittingly brings along autonomous republics within someone whom you intensely dislike. the French community. It’s to your advantage not to do or say ■ In 1961, Ernie Davis of anything you’ll regret. Syracuse University became CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Be sure you have approval of the entire the firsttheAfrican-American clan if you’re contemplating a football player to be making named change that would affect everybody. If winner of the Heisman Troyou don’t, your efforts could meet with phy. condemnation. ■ (July In 23-Aug. 1964, 22) the United LEO — Don’t pretend to know what you’re doingspace if you States launched the are placed in a position it’s up probe Mariner 4 onwhere a course to you to approve or disapprove certotain Mars. procedures. Don’t be afraid to ■ experienced In 1979,counsel. an Air New seek VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept.en 22) — Although Zealand DC-10 route to yourSouth financial possibilities look good, the Pole crashed into a your spending habits might negate mountain in Antarctica, anything extra you make. What you killing all 257 aboard. gain could totallypeople dissipate before ■ In 1987, a South African your eyes. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) crashed — When Airways Boeing 747 you’rethe free Indian to operateOcean as you choose, into with success is likely, but if you feel hamthe loss of be allanother 159 story. people pered, it could Be aboard. wary of getting yourself in involvements that years impede your ■ Ten ago:independEnron ence. Corp., once the world’s SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — There’s largest energy trader, cola chance that you could be inclined to lapsed after would-be rescuer talk about things that should be kept Dynegy Inc.If backed an confidential. misquotedout and of taken out of billion context, it deal could cause $8.4 to take COPYRIGHT 2011 United Feature over. Syndicate, Inc.








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November 28, 1911 Cracksmen early yesterday morning drilled the safe of the New Bremen Banking Co. and reached the inner compartment where $3,500 was within their reach and then fled without the money. They escaped with $40 taken from the outer compartment of the safe. The burglars had prepared for their work by turning out the lights of the town and sprinkling pepper about the bank, so that bloodhounds could not take up their tracks. It is believed the men were frightened away before finishing their job. ——— The Phythian Sisters held their annual election of officers last evening and also enjoyed a supper and social hour. The following officers were elected for the coming year: Mrs. Agnes Boyer, P.C.; Mrs. Myrtle Boughton, M.E.C.; Mrs. Louise Heiser, E.S.; Mrs. Clara Wagoner, E.J.; Mrs. Fern Maxwell, M.; Miss Rose Alfele, M. of R.C.; Miss Callie Zeigler, M. of F.; Mrs. Ed Kaser, H.G.; Mrs. Charles Williamson, Port.; Miss Elsie Maurer, Rep. to G.T.; Mrs. Kate Gilfillen, Altar, and Mrs. Jud Fry, trustee. ———

Donohue — No. 1202, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Can hand sanitizer kill all harmful bacteria? Can the bacteria in probiotics kill off harmful bacteria? Can probiotics cure a strep throat? — D.D. ANSWER: By “hand sanitizer,” do you mean waterless hand cleaners? Most of them incorporate ethyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol. They kill many bacteria, but not all harmful ones. Nothing short of sterilization does that. Frequent hand-washing with soap and water for 20 seconds is an effective way of eliminating many germs, including cold and flu viruses. You don’t have to use soap that has antibacterial agents in it. The water doesn’t have to be hot; cool water is fine. Dry your hands with a paper, disposable towel and turn off the faucets in a public rest-

room with a paper towel. Probiotics are products that contain viable bacteria. The bacteria most often incorporated are Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. They restore a more normal bacterial population to the colon and lessen the multiplication of harmful bacteria. They even produce material that can possibly kill off some of the bad bacteria. Probiotics do not cure a strep throat. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: When is the better time to take medicines: a.m. or p.m.? Is it better to take them with water or juice? I have been told conflicting answers. When reading a newspaper, I begin sneezing. Could it be something in the ink? — S.R. ANSWER: If the prescribing doctor or the pharmacist hasn’t specified a particular time, you can take medicine when it’s most convenient for you. You’ll never go wrong taking medicine with water. I’m not sure what causes your sneezes when reading a newspaper. I guess it could be the ink.

November 28, 1936 Sidney merchants formally announced the opening of the Christmas shopping season last evening when the electric lights about the courthouse tower were turned on for the first time this year. The lights are the same ones used last year when they were purchased by the Sidney Merchants Association. From any approach to Sidney in the evening, the lights are spotted as the first indication and make a most attractive setting as they appear like a gigantic Christmas tree. ——— Notice was issued today by Archer W. liquidating Richards, trustee of the Prima Mfg. Co., calling a meeting of the creditors of the company in Dayton on Dec. 11. The step was taken following a court order adjudicating the company bankrupt and ordering the appointment of a liquidating trustee. One of the things to be considered

at the meeting is an offer by the Crosley Radio Corp. of Cincinnati to purchase the assets of the present company. In view of the excellent record made by the trustee over the past 22 months, it is expected that several other offers will be made. ———

50 Years November 28, 1961 Friday will make the opening of Fred’s Laundry and Dry Cleaners located at 126 W. Poplar Street, just west of the Sidney Theater. Operated by Fred and Joan Edsell both of Piqua, the new establishment is prepared to serve residents of the area with their laundry and dry cleaning needs. Mr. and Mrs. Edsell and their two children plan to establish their home in Sidney as soon as suitable housing can be arranged. ——— Shelby County commissioners announced today the appointment of John Wesbecher, 52, 218 Grove Street, Sidney, as inner custodian of the courthouse. Wesbecher will succeed Roger Musser, 861 S. Ohio Ave., who resigned recently to accept a supervisory position at the Musser, Inc.. ———

25 Years November 28, 1986 The Russia High School Homecoming Court candidates have been announced. The queen and king will be chosen from the following senior students: Jackie Grillot, Jo Seger, Amy York, Thomas Barhorst, Thomas Francis and Ed Monnin. The students will vote to determine the winner. ——— The Shelby County Snow Queen Pageant is underway. The talent contest was held yesterday. Contestants this year include Kelly Knoth, Kelli Anderson and Tina Rose. There was plenty of singing and dancing on the stage.

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Fiance’s adult son short on money, long on demands car loan, rent, a DEAR ABBY: generous alMy fiance and I lowance and varplan to be marious other loans ried in the comthat have never ing year. It will be been repaid. the second marJeff comes up riage for both of short almost us. every month beMy intended cause he blows has an “adult” Dear his money on vason I’ll call “Jeff,” Abby who graduated cations, clothing, Abigail from college last electronic gadgyear and makes Van Buren ets, etc., so he good money. His needs $500 to father has helped him $1,000 to “get on his out by paying his tuition, feet.” If his father re-

fuses, Jeff resorts to name-calling and emotional blackmail. I earn a good living and have a tidy nest egg, and I’m concerned that Jeff ’s irresponsibility and his father’s enabling will put a comfortable retirement for us in jeopardy. I feel like this is my business, too — but I don’t want to come between father and son. What’s your advice? — THRIFTY IN WYOMING

DEAR THRIFTY: Your concerns are legitimate. Your fiance is doing his son no favors by footing the bills for his irresponsible behavior. But on some level he already knows that and may be doing it because he feels guilty about the divorce from Jeff ’s mother. Before marrying your fiance, discuss this with an attorney to be sure your interests will be protected. The assets

you accumulated before the marriage should be kept separate, and there should be a clear understanding that any monies you earn will not benefit his son, who appears to be a bottomless pit. 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 www.Dear- or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. To receive a collection of Abby’s most memorable — and most frequently requested — poems and essays, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby — Keepers Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.)

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Public Art Art isn’t just found in museums. Art can be found in (and on) many public buildings and spaces, such as parks, plazas, libraries and government buildings. Like all art, public statues, murals, memorials, art installations and archi-

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tecture are subject to criticism and study as people decide whether or not they like them. Visual art is like food — it’s entirely possible to dislike a certain piece of “good” art. Vietnam Memorial When the Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in 1982, it was not popular with everyone. In fact, some

people disliked it a great deal. It is a simple, V-shaped wall of black granite built into the earth. It bears the names of the 58,000 Americans who were killed or went missing in the war. As you walk along it, the wall of names grows taller and taller, and you can see yourself reflected in the black stone as you read. As you walk along the second leg of the “V,” the wall gets smaller and smaller and smaller and you find yourself back on the Mall, headed to a massive white monument (either the Washington Monument or the Lincoln Memorial). Some veterans and civilians felt that the memorial didn’t properly honor the sacrifices of those who had served. It was too dark, stark, ominous, they said, and unlike its classical neighbors on the Mall. But soon, the simple emotional beauty of this piece of public art made it more visited than any of its neighbors. Its form reflects the nature of the war itself — starting small, growing huge and then winding down. People still leave flowers, letters and personal mementos there to pay their respects to those who served.

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What is art?

Did You Know?

Art is created for many reasons. Artists create works of art to: • Make us feel an emotion • To tell a story • Make a point • Awaken our senses Art includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, movies, plays, music, dance, fashion, books, poetry and design. Talk about art you have seen in these different categories. What kinds of art do you and your family enjoy? What kinds would you like to discover or learn more about? Take a look at visual arts. Visual artists make many, many choices. Some might include: What should be shown? Should it look realistic or not? Should it be real or imagined? What colors, shapes and textures should be used? Though these two sculptures are from different artists from different cultures and eras, they seem to show the same thing: a person deep in thought.

Rodin’s “Thinker”

Art can be beautiful. Art can be frightening. Art can be provocative. Art can tell a story. Art can lighten our mood or make us feel better. Art can make us think. Art can change our lives.

Artful Things To Do Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”

What is the mood of the painting? Is it scary? Sad? Joyful? Wondrous? Comforting? Disorienting? Hot? Cold? Do different parts of the painting make you feel different ways?

Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party”

“The Thinker of Cernavoda”

Study the two sculptures. Look closely at the shapes and how the artists present the figures. How are they similar? How are they different? “The Thinker of Cernavoda” is a fired-clay sculpture found in the European country of Romania. It’s thought to be about 7,000 years old. Auguste Rodin’s bronze and marble “The Thinker” was first seen publicly in 1902, in Paris, France. Does this information surprise you in any way? Why or why not? Art makes us feel good. Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime (1853-1890), but now he is one of the most famous painters of all. Study his “Starry Night” for a few minutes. Does it show a still moment or does it seem to be moving? Why?

Art tells stories. Meet an Odd Boating party. Pierre Auguste Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party” tells a story that doesn’t quite connect. Study if for a moment. What sort of day are the boaters having? Is it a warm day? Are these people formal or informal with each other? What is the mood of the painting? Now, look at the man with his back to us in the center of the picture. At whom does he appear to be looking? At whom is his companion looking? Continue to following the path of looks of the people in the picture. Where does this path end up? Only two characters are actually looking at each other. Who are they?

create — to cause to come into being, as something unique


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UM ends futility against Bucks 40-34 verdict stops OSU’s 7-year streak BY JIM NAVEAU ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The pass, much like Ohio State’s hopes and dreams for this football season, was just out of reach. Ohio State’s seven-year win streak over Michigan came to an end, 40-34, on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. But for one unbelievable, almost giddy moment it looked like freshman quarterback Braxton Miller had found wide receiver DeVier Posey behind Michigan’s defense with what could turn into the game-winning score with less than two minutes to play. “I thought he had it,” Miller said. Posey was just as sure. Just as sure that he had it and was going to the end zone. “To be honest, I thought it was over,” he said. But the only over in this AP Photo/Carlos Osorio play was that the pass was OHIO STATE quarterback Braxton Miller (5) runs for a 19-yard touchdown during the second slightly overthrown. And a quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday. minute later, when Courtney Avery intercepted Miller, the Buckeyes’ longest win streak ever against their biggest rival was over. Michigan’s last win against OSU before Saturday was 3521 in 2003. Michigan junior quarterback Denard Robinson was electrifying all day on Saturday and Miller wasn’t far behind. Robinson completed 14 of 17 passes for 167 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 170 yards and two more scores. Miller hit 14 of 25 passes for career-best 235 yards and two touchdowns and gained 100 yards on 16 carries and scored a touchdown. For Miller, competing with Robinson wasn’t even a sideshow. “I wasn’t paying attention to that. I was just trying to win the game.” Tailback Fitzgerald Toussaint added 120 yards rushing on 20 carries for Michigan. Michigan (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) added another chapter to an already earlier-thanexpected return from the nightmare of the Rich RoAP Photo/Carlos Osorio driguez era, when it went 15OHIO STATE wide receiver Corey Brown, right, celebrates his touchdown with teammate De- 22 over the last three Vier Posey (8) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in seasons. The Wolverines appear Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday. In the foreground is Michigan safety Jordan Kovacs (32).

headed to a BCS bowl, possibly the Sugar Bowl after beating OSU. Ohio State (6-6, 3-5 Big Ten) ended its regular season with a solid effort, but like every time but one when they faced a quality opponent, the Buckeyes came out on the wrong end of the score. OSU came out aggressively and scored on a 54-yard touchdown pass from Miller to Corey Brown just over two minutes into the game. Michigan got the next three scores — on a 41-yard touchdown run by Robinson, a safety and a 26-yard TD pass to Junior Hemingway — to go up 16-7 with three minutes left in the third quarter. But Ohio State wasn’t about to let its streak slip away without a fight. The Buckeyes scored 10 unanswered points to go up 17-16, fell behind 23-17, then scored again to make it 24-23 at halftime. Michigan led the entire second half after it drove 80 yards in 11 plays, the last 20 yards on a Robinson pass to Martavious Odoms, on its opening possession of the second half to go ahead 3024. But with the help of a replay review that overturned an apparent Michigan touchdown with five minutes to play, OSU still had a chance in the game’s final minute. The deep shot to Posey was its best chance. In fact, the Buckeyes’ last two plays turned chaotic. On third down and six yards to go at its his own 36yard line, Miller spiked the ball to stop the clock. OSU was out of timeouts and he said someone on the coaching staff had called for the spike. Then on the next play, Miller was intercepted by Avery. That set off a long-awaited celebration by Michigan’s fans. “This game is more than a win,” Michigan defensive end Ryan Van Bergen said after the Wolverines had freed themselves from the losing streak. “It’s bigger than that.” For Ohio State, it was smaller than that. It was like it was an 8 by 10 photo that looked a lot like the rest of the season.

Future, current, past coaches in OSU spotlight ANN ARBOR, Mich. – questions after Michigan’s 40There will be a lot of very sur34 win over Ohio State, but noprised people if Urban Meyer body was answering those is not introduced as Ohio questions. State’s next football coach He wasn’t available to ansometime in the next few swer them. And Fickell and days. OSU’s players, probably Ever since the rumor that under instructions not to the former Florida coach will talk, deflected every attempt take over for interim head to get them to talk about Jim coach Luke Fickell was conor what effect the ruNaveau Meyer firmed by two anonymous mors might have had on Satsources at Ohio State last The Lima News urday’s game. week, Meyer’s arrival has been re“Those situations will be detergarded as just a matter of time. mined by people beyond me,” Fickell Will it happen today? Or Monday? said when asked about his future Tuesday? Maybe Wednesday. after the game. Everything points that way. Ohio The long-time Ohio State assistant, State seems to want Meyer and it who was elevated to the head coach’s looks like he wants them. job when Jim Tressel was forced to reSomething seemed to be going on sign in May, insisted, as he had all when Meyer was pulled off his role as week, that the focus should not be an analyst on the telecast of Satur- taken off the Ohio State-Michigan day’s OSU-Michigan game, then later game. bowed out of doing in-studio work, too. “It will be about the game. It will Meyer was the subject of many always be about the game. We’re talk-

ing about the Ohio State-Michigan game. Out of respect for the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry, that’s all I’m going to talk about. “It’s about Ohio State-Michigan,” he said, pounding the table in front of him. It should come as no shock that Meyer appears on the fast track to being hired at Ohio State, though if he doesn’t take it, this would not be the first time he declined a “dream” job. Ask Notre Dame about that. And there is no shock that Fickell is not entirely happy with how the last week has gone. If there was a shocker last week in Ohio State coaching news, it was that Tressel addressed the team on Friday before they left for Michigan. “How did you guys find out about that?” senior center Mike Brewster said when asked about Tressel’s visit. “He just popped in. It was very brief,” Brewster said. “It was emotional for some guys, myself included.

It was like you didn’t skip a beat. It was like you blinked and you were like, ‘Was everything a nightmare?’ ” So what did Tressel talk about? Familiar things, Brewster said. “Same thing he used to say all the time that we’d be bored about and now we couldn’t wait to hear it. Relentless defense, opportunistic mistake-free offense and superior special teams. That’s the formula,” Brewster said. “Coach Tress is someone I had so much love for. He’s an unbelievable coach, and unbelievable human being to be around. He taught me so much about football and life. So to get to see him again and get a few words, I think it definitely got up pumped up,” he said. Many people think Meyer is the person to get OSU’s bruised football program pumped up again. We appear close to finding out if wants to take that challenge and many millions of dollars for doing it.


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Anna breezes to another Tip-Off tournament title NEW BREMEN — The championship game of the New Bremen TipOff Tournament took place Friday night, if Saturday's consolation and championship games were any indication. Both were lopsided contests, with New Knoxville beating Van Buren 59-11 in the consolation game, and the Anna Lady Rockets routing New Bremen 67-21 in the championship. New Knoxville rolled to a 16-2 lead after one quarter and stretched it to 36-6 at the half in coasting to its first win of the season. Paige Lehman scored nine points in the opening quarter and went on to finish with 19. Tiana Heidt added 13 and Haley Horstman chipped in 12. Van Buren was just 1for-9 from the line. The Lady Rangers are 1-1 and will be back in action Thursday at home against Versailles in Midwest Athletic Conference play. • In the championship, Anna also used a huge opening quarter to roll to an easy win and go to 2-0 on the season. With Natalie Billing scoring seven and Cayla Bensman six, the Lady Rockets exploded to a SDN Photo/Chris McDonagh 22-3 lead after one peLEHMAN’S LINDSEY Spearman goes up for a shot riod and increased it to on Sidney’s Lindsey Sturwold in girls basketball ac- 40-14 at the half. Morgan Huelskamp tion at Lehman Saturday. Lehman won to go to 2the way for the Lady led 0 on the season. Rockets, hitting four three-pointers on her way to 17 points for the game. Bengman finished with 16, Billing 11 and Ashley Frohne 10. Julie Brown had eight for New Bremen Anna is 2-0 on the season and has a big County game on Saturday at home against Fort Loramie New Bremen is 1-1 and plays at Celina Saturday. Consolation WAPAKONETA — ent self-inflicted gunshot Van Buren (11) The Marion Local Flyers Wednesday after pracTropf 2-0-6; Endicott 1-0-2; are headed back to the tice. Sudlow 0-1-1; Arbaugh 1-0-2. Division VI champiMarion Local led 13-0 Totals: 4-1-11. New Knoxville (59) onship game after get- in the first half, but the Horstman 5-0-12; Schroer ting past Midwest Blue Jays hung around 1-0-2; Reineke 2-3-7; Kuck 1-0Athletic Conference rival and ultimately took the 2; Dillon 2-0-4; Heidt 6-1-13; Delphos St. John’s 21-14 lead at 14-13 with 7:03 Lehman 9-1-19. Totals: 26-5Saturday night in state remaining on a 13-yard 59. Score by quarters: semifinal football action. touchdown pass from The Flyers will play Alex Clark to Tanner Van Buren.............2 6 11 11 New Knoxville ...16 36 54 59 New Washington Buck- Calvelage. Three-pointers: Van eye Central Saturday Marion didn’t answer Buren 2 (Tropf 2); NK 23 at 11 a.m. in Canton in and when they got the Horstman 2). Records: NK 1-1, VB 0-2. a matchup of 12-2 ball back, the Blue Jays —— teams. were able to run ample Championship St. John’s ends its sea- time off the clock. New Bremen (21) son 10-4, one of the wins But Marion forced a Brandt 1-0-3; Holdren 1-1being over Marion Local fumble, then converted 3; Moeller 2-2-6; Brown 4-0-8. during the regular sea- on a third-and-12 from Totals: 8-4-21. Anna (67) son. its own 21 with just a Huber 1-1-3; Huelskamp 7The Blue Jays came minute remaining. 0-17; Billing 5-1-11; Bensman into Saturday’s game Four plays later, 7-1-16; Frohne 5-0-10; Over1-0-2; Watercutter 1-0-2; under difficult circum- Adam Bertke hit Lee bey Noffsinger 3-0-6; Totals: 29-3stances after their start- Pierron for the game- 67. ing center, junior Kent winning score with just Staup, died of an appar- :32 left in the game.

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to the Minster Lady Wildcats in the season opener for both Saturday night here. Minster shut out the Lady Tigers in the first quarter and held them to just four points in the first half in rolling to the win and going 1-0 on the season heading into a game Saturday at Lehman. Jackson Center is 0-1 and at Fort Loramie Tuesday. Minster's Tara Clune had 19 points to lead all scorers, all her points coming in the middle two quarters. Kayla Albers added 11 and Sarah Dahlinghaus finished with 10. Brooke Richard was the only Lady Tiger able to do any damage, finishing with 14 points, including 5-for-5 from the free throw line.

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Jackson Center (20) Gates 1-0-3; Richard 4-5-14; Foster 1-1-3. Totals: 6-6-20. Minster (62) Arnold 0-1-1; Albers 4-0-11; Hoelscher 2-0-4; Richard 3-0-6; Fischer 1-0-2; Fausey 1-0-2; Geiger 2-1-5; Wuebker 1-0-2; Dahlinghaus 5-0-10; Clune 9-119. Totals: 28-3-62. Score by quarters: Jackson Center ....0 4 10 20 Minster ..............12 29 47 62 Three-pointers: Jackson 2 (Gates, Richard); Minster 3 (Albers 3). Records: Minster 1-0, Jackson Center 0-1. Reserve score: Minster 55, Jackson Center 12.

MINSTER’S TARA Clune gets to this rebound ahead of Jackson Center’s Brooke Gates in action at Minster Saturday in the season opener for both teams. —— Score by quarters: in the fourth. The Fairlawn New Bremen........3 14 19 21 biggest thing I see is we Anna...................22 40 49 67 drops opener Three-pointers: New Bre- can’t rely on one person COVINGTON — Fairmen 1 (Brandt); Anna 4 (Huel- to always do our scoring. dropped its season lawn skamp 3, Bensman). After Monique, our nextRecords: Anna 2-0, New highest was four points. opener Saturday, losing Bremen 1-1. We also did not do the 57-28 to Covington in non—— little things. We had so league girls basketball. Lehman 2-0, many uncontested The Lady Jets played beats Sidney layups that we did not a strong first half, Lehman and new finish and we didn’t exe- outscoring Covington 14coach Gene Goodwin cute when we needed to.” 9 in the second quarter went to 2-0 on the seaLehman is back in ac- to trail just 25-20 at the son with a 48-30 home tion Thursday at Tri-Vil- half. win over Sidney in ac- lage. Sidney will play But Covington held tion Saturday night. Wednesday at home the Lady Jets to just The Lady Cavs used a against Northmont. eight points in the final Sidney (30) strong first quarter to two periods. Hanayik 7-2-19; Elmore 0pave the way to a win, Olivia Cummings had 2-2; Ford 2-0-4; Perrin 0-1-1; leading 19-8 after one. Sturwold 1-1-3. Totals: 7-7-30 12 points to lead Fair“We jumped on them lawn and Haley Lehman (48) Harrelson 2-1-5; Slagle 1-0- Slonkosky 11. Eight of early and stayed there,” 2; Spearman 6-5-18; Hatcher 3- Slonkosky’s points came said Goodwin. Sergeant 6-4-16; Webb Lindsey Spearman 1-7; at the free throw line, in 0-1-1. Totals: 18-11-48. and Kandis Sergeant eight attempts. Score by quarters: Fairlawn (28) provided a strong one- Sidney ..................8 15 26 30 4-4-12; Oates 1two punch for the Lady Lehman..............19 25 36 48 0-2;Cummings Roe 1-1-3; Slonkosky 1-8Three-pointers: Lehman Cavs. Spearman had 18 1 (Spearman); Sidney 2 11.Totals: 7-13-28. Covington (57) and Sergeant 16. (Hanayik 2). Cain 1-4-6; Crawford 2-0-4; Lehman canned 18 of Records: Lehman 2-0, SidKihm 6-1-13; Reames 2-0-4; 53 shots from the floor ney 0-2. Shilt 1-0-2; Simon 8-9-27; —— for 34 percent and held Snipes 0-1-1. Totals: 20-15-57. Score by quarters: the Lady Jackets to just Jackson falls Fairlawn...............6 20 26 28 10-for-53 from the floor to Minster Covington...........16 25 41 57 for 19 percent. Lehman Three-pointers: Fairlawn MINSTER — Jackson also forced Sidney into Center struggled in the 1 (Slonkosky); Covington 2 (Simon 2). 26 turnovers. opening half and never Records: Fairlawn 0-1, For Sidney, Monique recovered in losing 67-20 Covington 1-1. Hanayik had 11. “We got off to a rough start again,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. Cheese & 1 Topping “We played a strong third quarter, but then Plus CHEEZYBREAD & we only had four points


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Bengals rally to edge Browns 23-20 CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green did it to the Browns again. The rookie receiver made a leaping catch for a 51-yard gain in the final minute Sunday, setting up a field goal that rallied the Cincinnati Bengals to a 23-20 victory over self-destructive Cleveland. The surprising Bengals (7-4) stayed right behind Baltimore and Pittsburgh in the AFC North with another second-half comeback forged by their rookie big-play combination. Andy Dalton threw a high down-the-middle pass that Green went way above the defenders to grab. Green was run out of bounds at the 2, and the Browns (4-7) forced Cincinnati to settle for Mike Nugent’s 26yard field goal with 38 seconds left ‚Äî the Bengals’ first lead of the game. Cincinnati’s turnaround season started in Cleveland, where the Browns failed to line up promptly and were surprised by a quick snap that led to Green’s un-

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CLEVELAND BROWNS quarterback Colt McCoy (12) is hit by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday in Cincinnati. contested 41-yard touchdown catch. That one was easy. This one was amazing. Green, who sat out a loss at Baltimore last Sunday with a bruised right knee, set up the winning kick with his catch-and-run. The firstround draft pick had three catches for 110

yards. The Browns and Steelers had been the only teams in the NFL that hadn’t allowed a receiving 100-yard game. For the second time in three games, a botched snap cost Cleveland an opportunity to take a late lead. Phil Dawson was short on a 55-yard

try with 1:51 left after the snap skipped along the ground, giving Cincinnati its last chance. It was a familiar outcome for the intrastate rivalry — Cincinnati has won 12 of the past 15 games and six of seven at Paul Brown Stadium. Only 48,260

SCOREBOARD CALENDAR High school High school sports This week TUESDAY Girls basketball Russia at Houston Botkins at Fairlawn Jackson Center at Fort Loramie —— WEDNESDAY Girls basketball Northmont at Sidney —— THURSDAY Girls basketball Lehman at Tri-Village Versailles at New Knoxville Riverside at WL-Salem Houston at Fairlawn Botkins at Indian Lake —— FRIDAY Boys basketball Sidney at Springboro Riverside, Botkins at Ben Logan Tip-Off Russia at Houston Versailles at Greenville New Bremen at Allen East Jackson Center at Fort Loramie —— SATURDAY Girls basketball Springboro at Sidney Minster at Lehman Russia at Franklin-Monroe Covington at Versailles New Bremen at Celina Houston at Botkins Fairlawn at Jackson Center Fort Loramie at Anna Boys basketball Lehman at Delphos Jefferson St. Marys at New Knoxville Riverside, Botkins at Ben Logan Tip-Off Houston at Bradford Swimming Lehman at Lima Catholic Inv. New Bremen at Van Wert Inv. Wrestling Versailles at Sidney Dual Tournament

CALENDAR High school playoffs High school football STATE FINALS Division I Saturday at Canton Fawcett Stadium St. Ignatius (12-2) vs. Pickerington Central (11-2), 7 Division II Friday at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Avon (13-1) vs. Trotwood Madison (14-0), 7 Division III Friday at Canton Fawcett Stadium Cardinal Mooney (10-3) vs. Springfield Shawnee (14-0), 3 Division IV Saturday at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Creston Norwayne (13-1) vs. Kenton (14-0), 3 Division V Friday at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Kirtland (14-0) vs. Coldwater (11-3), 11 a.m. Division VI Saturday at Canton Fawcett Stadium Buckeye Central (12-2) vs. Maria Stein Marion Local (12-2), 11 a.m. —— Saturday's Scores The Associated Press Division VI Semifinal Marion Local 21, Delphos St. John's 14 New Washington Buckeye Cent. 22, Berlin Center Western Reserve 21 Division IV Semifinal Creston Norwayne 59, Johnstown-Monroe 28 Kenton 36, Clarksville ClintonMassie 6 Division I Semifinal Cle. St. Ignatius 17, Tol. Whitmer 6 Pickerington Cent. 14, Cin. St. Xavier 7

showed up at the 65,500seat stadium to see a game decided by a bad snap and a great catch. Cleveland was buoyed by the return of running back Peyton Hillis, who missed the past six games with a strained left hamstring. He carried 19 times for 65 yards, helping the Browns put together long drives. The Browns scored 20 points for only the second time this season and were in position to take the late lead when the bad snap resulted in Dawson’s short kick. He’d already connected from 32 and 54 yards, his longest field goal of the season. It was a stunning gaffe. The Browns had a chance to take the late lead two games ago against St. Louis, but a bad snap scuttled Dawson’s 22-yard field goal with 2:13 left and sent Cleveland to a 13-12 loss. Dalton had the challenge of bringing the Bengals back in the second half against an AFC North opponent for the

third week in a row. They came up just short against Pittsburgh and Baltimore, but remained in the thick of the playoff competition by pulling one out against Cleveland. Down 20-10 late in the third quarter on Sunday, Dalton helped the Bengals get the rematch. He was 21 of 31 for 270 yards and his 16th touchdown pass of the season, topping Greg Cook for the Bengals rookie record. Cedric Benson carried 21 times for 106 yards, his second 100-yard game against the Browns. Colt McCoy was 16 of 34 for 151 yards with a pair of touchdowns. His fourth-down pass was knocked away at midfield with 10 seconds to go, sealing Cincinnati’s win. McCoy’s 24-yard pass to Jordan Norwood capped Cleveland’s opening drive and gave the Browns their first touchdown in the first quarter all season. They’d managed a total of nine points in the opening quarter until then.

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OSU-Michigan No. 17 MICHIGAN 40, OHIO ST. 34 Ohio St. .................7 17 0 10—34 Michigan ...............16 7 7 10—40 First Quarter OSU_C.Brown 54 pass from B.Miller (Basil kick), 12:43. Mich_D.Robinson 41 run (Gibbons kick), 9:15. Mich_Safety, 7:41. Mich_Hemingway 26 pass from D.Robinson (Gibbons kick), 3:02. Second Quarter OSU_FG Basil 45, 10:37. OSU_B.Miller 19 run (Basil kick), 7:51. Mich_D.Robinson 6 run (Gibbons kick), 3:16. OSU_Posey 43 pass from B.Miller (Basil kick), 1:21. Third Quarter Mich_Odoms 20 pass from D.Robinson (Gibbons kick), 9:05. Fourth Quarter OSU_FG Basil 21, 12:50. Mich_Koger 4 pass from D.Robinson (Gibbons kick), 8:32. OSU_Herron 4 run (Basil kick), 7:09. Mich_FG Gibbons 43, 1:59. A_114,132. ___ Mich OSU First downs . . . . . . . . . 18 23 Rushes-yards . . . . 31-137 50-277 167 Passing. . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Comp-Att-Int. . . . 14-26-1 14-17-0 1 Return Yards . . . . . . . . . 0 Punts-Avg. . . . . . . . 3-40.0 2-47.5 3-1 Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . 1-0 Penalties-Yards . . . . 5-47 3-29 35:10 Time of Possession . 24:50 —— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Ohio St., B.Miller 16-100, Herron 15-37. Michigan, D.Robinson 26-170, Toussaint 20120, Hopkins 1-3, Smith 1-3, Team 1-(minus 2), Hagerup 1-(minus 17). PASSING_Ohio St., B.Miller 14-25-1-235, Team 0-1-0-0. Michigan, D.Robinson 14-17-0-167. RECEIVING_Ohio St., J.Hall 432, Posey 3-58, C.Brown 2-76, Stoneburner 1-36, Fragel 1-20, Herron 1-6, D.Smith 1-6, Boren 1-1. Michigan, Koger 4-40, Hemingway 2-45, Dileo 2-32, Odoms 2-25, Gallon 2-11, Roundtree 1-8, Toussaint 1-6.

Big Ten standings BIG TEN CONFERENCE Football standings Legends Conference All W L W L Michigan St. . . . 7 1 10 2 Michigan . . . . . . 6 2 10 2 Nebraska . . . . . 5 3 9 3 Iowa. . . . . . . . . . 4 4 7 5 Northwestern . . 3 5 6 6 Minnesota . . . . . 2 6 3 9 Leaders Conference All W L W L Wisconsin . . . . . 6 2 10 2 Penn St. . . . . . . 6 2 9 3

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Pittsburgh. . . 7 3 0 .700 220 179 Cincinnati. . 7 4 0 .636 259 215 Cleveland . . 4 7 0 .364 165 216 West Oakland . . . . 7 4 0 .636 260 274 Browns-Bengals Denver. . . . . . 6 5 0 .546 221 260 Browns-Bengals Stats San Diego . . . 4 7 0 .364 249 275 Cleveland . . . . . . . . 7 10 3 0—20 Kansas City . 4 6 0 .400 144 252 Cincinnati. . . . . . . . 7 0 10 6—23 NATIONAL CONFERENCE First Quarter East Cle_Norwood 24 pass from . . . . . . . . . . . W L T Pct PF PA McCoy (Dawson kick), 10:55. Dallas . . . . . . 7 4 0 .636 270 225 Cin_Benson 16 run (Nugent N.Y. Giants . . 6 4 0 .600 228 228 kick), :21. Philadelphia . 4 7 0 .364 257 251 Second Quarter Washington. . 4 7 0 .364 183 222 Cle_FG Dawson 32, 9:20. South Cle_Little 3 pass from McCoy New Orleans . 7 3 0 .700 313 228 (Dawson kick), :07. Atlanta . . . . . 7 4 0 .636 259 227 Third Quarter Tampa Bay . . 4 7 0 .364 199 291 Cin_FG Nugent 23, 8:51. Carolina . . . . 3 8 0 .273 252 305 Cle_FG Dawson 54, 3:50. North Cin_Gresham 22 pass from Green Bay . . 11 0 0 1.000 382 227 Dalton (Nugent kick), 1:22. Chicago . . . . . 7 4 0 .636 288 232 Fourth Quarter Detroit. . . . . . 7 4 0 .636 316 246 Cin_FG Nugent 40, 10:57. Minnesota . . . 2 9 0 .182 214 295 Cin_FG Nugent 26, :38. West A_48,260. San Francisco 9 2 0 .818 262 161 —— Seattle. . . . . . 4 7 0 .364 185 232 Cle Cin Arizona . . . . . 4 7 0 .364 213 256 18 St. Louis . . . . 2 9 0 .182 140 270 First downs. . . . . . 17 Total Net Yards . . 274 389 Thursday's Games Rushes-yards . . . . 30-134 32-132 Green Bay 27, Detroit 15 257 Passing . . . . . . . . . 140 Dallas 20, Miami 19 Punt Returns . . . . 3-18 2-(-5) Baltimore 16, San Francisco 6 5-100 Kickoff Returns . . 5-109 Sunday's Games Interceptions Ret.. 0-0 1-0 Arizona 23, St. Louis 20 Comp-Att-Int . . . . 16-34-1 21-31-0 Tennessee 23, Tampa Bay 17 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-11 2-13 Cincinnati 23, Cleveland 20 Punts. . . . . . . . . . . 5-43.0 4-47.8 N.Y. Jets 28, Buffalo 24 1-1 Fumbles-Lost . . . . 1-0 Houston 20, Jacksonville 13 Penalties-Yards . . 3-15 5-35 Carolina 27, Indianapolis 19 31:34 Time of Possession 28:26 Atlanta 24, Minnesota 14 —— Washington 23, Seattle 17 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Oakland 25, Chicago 20 RUSHING_Cleveland, Hillis Denver 16, San Diego 13 (ot) 19-65, McCoy 6-38, Ogbonnaya 3New Eng. 38, Philadelphia 20 16, Little 1-13, Cribbs 1-2. CincinPittsburgh at Kan. City, n nati, Benson 21-106, Dalton 6-23, Monday’s Game Leonard 1-2, Scott 4-1. N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, PASSING_Cleveland, McCoy 16-34-1-151. Cincinnati, Dalton 21- 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 31-0-270. Philadelphia at Seattle, 8:20 RECEIVING_Cleveland, Little p.m. 5-57, Norwood 4-69, Watson 2-14, Sunday, Dec. 4 Hillis 2-(minus 4), Cribbs 1-8, OgKansas City at Chicago, 1 p.m. bonnaya 1-4, Moore 1-3. Cincinnati, Atlanta at Houston, 1 p.m. Gresham 5-68, Benson 4-24, Green Denver at Minnesota, 1 p.m. 3-110, Caldwell 3-24, Hawkins 2Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. 27, Simpson 2-15, Scott 2-2. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. MISSED FIELD N.Y. Jets at Washington, 1 p.m. GOALS_Cleveland, Dawson 55 Oakland at Miami, 1 p.m. (SH). Tennessee at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at New Eng., 1 p.m. NFL standings Baltimore at Cleveland, 4:05 St. Louis at San Fran., 4:15 National Football League Dallas at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. The Associated Press Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 AMERICAN CONFERENCE Detroit at New Orleans, 8:20 East W L T Pct PF PA Monday, Dec. 5 New England 8 3 0 .727 331 223 San Diego at Jacksonville, 8:30 N.Y. Jets . . . . 6 5 0 .545 256 241 Buffalo. . . . . . 5 6 0 .455 261 281 Miami . . . . . . 3 8 0 .273 212 206 South Houston. . . . . 8 3 0 .727 293 179 Tennessee . . . 6 5 0 .545 226 212 Jacksonville . 3 8 0 .273 138 200 Indianapolis . 0 11 0 .000 150 327 North Baltimore . . . 8 3 0 .727 272 182

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Seven years of tantalizing potential that often led to frustrating results at Illinois ended Sunday when the school Zook fired coach Ron Zook following his team’s historic late-season collapse. Illinois started the season 6-0 but finished with a six-game losing streak, ending with a 277 defeat at Minnesota on Saturday. According to STATS, LLC, the Illini are the first FBS team to open the regular-season with six straight wins, and close it with six losses in a row. Zook took the Illini to their first Rose Bowl since the 1980s and last season led the team to its first bowl win in more than a decade. The strong start this season had fans thinking they could contend in the Big Ten, and the Illini could still go to a bowl game. The program has had back-to-back bowl appearances since 1991 and ‘92. But Zook also had five losing seasons in Illinois — finishing with a 34-51 record — and leaves the Illini in a year in which their only Big Ten wins were against Northwest-

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ern and Indiana. Athletic Director Mike Thomas said Zook left Illinois football better than he found it. But Illinois, Thomas said, needs a new leader who can build a team more suited to competing in the Big Ten. “To me, really, you have to have success within your own conference,” Thomas told reporters. “The last seven years we won roughly 32 percent of our Big Ten games,” adding that Illinois had a winning record against only Indiana over that period. Thomas said he met with Zook Sunday morning and informed the coach of his decision. At his own news conference, Zook didn’t take questions, but thanked a room packed with players, family and friends for what he called seven special seasons, occasionally stopping to gather himself. “I think our program is very close. I really do,” the 57-year-old Zook said. “We just didn’t finish a few games here and there.” Most of the roughly two-dozen players gathered at Zook’s news conference declined questions, but senior linebacker Trulon Henry said the team believed it let Zook down through the losing streak. “I’d jump off a cliff for him,” said Henry.”



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