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Sidney, Ohio

November 28, 2012


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The family accused of operating a puppy mill at their home in Maplewood entered written not guilty pleas Monday in Sidney Municipal Court to 241 cruelty to animals charges. Dave and Rhonda Auton and their son, Adam, were charged following a raid on their pet breeding business at 8350 Tawawa-Maplewood Road on Nov. 17. Authorities and the Ohio Sociert for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals removed 241 animals from the property. See TRIO/Page 3A

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Lescowitch pleads guilty

Powerball jackpot hits $500 million • The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game. 5A

Michael D. Lescowitch pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of petty theft Monday in Shelby County Common Pleas Court for misuse of funds as president of the Shelby County Humane Society. Lescowitch, 60, 614 N. See LESCOWITCH/Page 3A Lescowitch

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Mary Kathleen Roush • Marian Marie Hamaker • Kathryn B. Horn • Bruce Patrick Hollis • Rudolph J. Quinter • Joseph R. Spain

INDEX Business ...........................10A City, County records ...........2A Classified.........................4-8B Comics ...............................2B Fort Loramie .......................9A Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope..........................2B Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................5A Obituaries ...........................3A Sports .........................13-15A State news..........................4A ’Tween 12 and 20...............9A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ..12A

TODAY’S THOUGHT “We are not all born at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later.” — Mary Hunter Austin, American novelist and playwright (1868-1934) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5A.


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SIDNEY POLICE Officer Rodney Robbins (left) stands with his police dog Sid as Sidney police chief Kevin Gessler recognizes the retirement of Sid during a Sidney city council meeting Monday.

Sid retires from police department A four-legged officer of the Sidney Police Department has retired. During Monday night’s Sidney City Council meeting, Police Chief Kevin Gessler announced the retirement of Sid, the former K-9 partner of Officer Rodney Robbins. “Although he had little training when he was imported from Slovakia, Robbins worked with him and he began working the streets of Sidney in 2005,” Gessler said. “Sid and Officer Robbins have been extremely successful over the years,” the chief continued, referring to the recent Gas America armed robbery in which the dog tracked and apprehended the armed subject. “He has also had numerous criminal apprehensions resulting from vehicle pursuits and

searches after burglaries occurred.” Gessler said Sid has alerted officers to the presence of narcotics inside vehicles as well as for outside agencies and in schools. He said the most memorable search was done for Ohio Highway Patrol troopers on Interstate 75 in which he indicated on the truck of a vehicle that held a pound of marijuana and approximately 800 ecstasy tablets. The chief said although the dog is still healthy — he is 9 years old — the demands of police work are starting to be too much. “He will be very comfortable in retirement with Robbins and his family who will take ownership,” said Gessler. “We are grateful for his service and hope he will enjoy the retirement he has earned.”

Christmas dinner planned for Dec. 8 To continue a long tradition of festivities and fellowship, the Community Christmas Dinner Committee has invited all of the people of Shelby County to this year’s dinner, Dec. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Civil Defense Building, located on the south side of the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Parking for the event will be on the inside of the fairgrounds only. Those who are handicapped or cannot walk long distances should let the volunteers know. There is no charge for the dinner. There are no criteria to meet. All are encouraged to attend. Adults who are shut-ins can arrange See DINNER/Page 3A

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$62.4M appropriations ordinance introduced BY TOM BAFRNET Sidney City Council Monday night introduced seven ordinances including one appropriating $62.4 million for the city’s 2013 expenditures. Total appropriations, excluding interfund transactions and agency funds, are 15 percent more than 2012 appropriations. The capital outlay portion of the budget is 55.9 percent more than 2012, largely due to capital improvements

planned for the wastewater treatment plant and sewer collection system Other proposed ordinances amend the city’s purchasing policies; the utility ordinance; water, sewer, stormwater and solid waste collection rates; personnel policies; adopting pay table schedules and amended utility service deposits. Proposed purchasing policy amendments adopt preferred language, one also increasing the threshold for formal bidding from $25,000 to $50,000 to conform to a state law change.

Proposed utility ordinance amendments are needed to authorize activities leading to the removal of Inflow and Infiltration from private property. In addition, the changes clarify differentiation between residential and industrial/commercial users. The utility and sanitation rate ordinance provides a 14 percent increase for water and sewer, 3 percent for stormwater and 5.3 percent for curbside refuse pickup. A fee of $21.86 per month would See ORDINANCE/Page 16A



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Police log MONDAY -7:27 p.m.: theft. Family Dollar, 1024 Wapakoneta Ave., reported a theft of merchandise from the store. Police charged Kara Wells of Navajo, Mich., no age given, with theft. -5:31 p.m.: theft. Jessica M. Dunst, 2009 Michigan St., Room 333, told police Social Security, Ohio ID, an Ohio Food Card and a child support card were stolen from her room. -12:25 p.m.: burglary. Heather N. Richards, 332 S. Miami Ave., told police hamburger meat and snacks, Xbox controllers and games and DVD players and games had been stolen from her residence. 10:51 a.m.: theft. Walmart loss control reported the theft of miscellaneous merchandise from the store. Police charged Christopher P. Gordon, 19, of Piqua with the theft. SUNDAY -10:21 p.m.: burglary. Jackie W. Hickman, 1402 Foxdale Place, told police a gold watch and braclet valued at $400, a set of headphones and cologne had been stolen from her home. -7:57 p.m.: theft. Stacy Phelps, 836 Fourth Ave., reported the theft of her purse, containing checkbook, bank, ATM, credit and Social Security cards. -4:15 p.m.: breaking & entering. Ronald Farley, 715 S. Miami Ave., reported the theft of Stihl and Craftsman chain saws, a battery charger, and batteries from his garage. -6:10 a.m.: harassment. Renee McDowell, 234 W. Court St., reported telephone harassment. Police charged Fred Barnes, 42, with the offense. -2:33 a.m.: operating a vehicle while under the influence: Police charged Eddie J. Lipscomb, 51, no address given, with driving while under the influence following an incident at Ohio 47 and Interstate 75. -12:38 a.m.: criminal damaging. Fricker’s, 2599 Michigan St., reported a subject damaged lights and an outdoor ashtray after

being asked to leave. Police charged Benjamin Baker, 23, 529 E. 13th St., Cincinnati, with the offense. SATURDAY -6:51 p.m.: warrant. Police arrested Amanda J. Greene, 31, 227 N. West Ave., on a Municipal Court warrant for a probation violation. -11:27 a.m.: criminal damaging. Gregory A. Neth, 1244 Hazel Nut Lane, reported damage to his front door, a Christmas wreath and the lock to a shed. -2:59 a.m.: criminal damaging. John Burnside, 218 S. Miami Ave., told police three decorative yard geese had been removed from his yard and thrown on his vehicle and in the street. A spotlight was also damaged. -1:38 a.m.: OVI: Police charged Michael Everett, 23, 2333 Miami Conservancy Road, with driving while under the influence following a traffic stop at Russell Road overpass of Interstate 75. -1:30 a.m.: theft. Barbara J. Gregory, 219 E. Water St., reported the theft of a wallet containing $150 in cash and bank cards from her purse -1:13 a.m.: arrests. Police arrested Gregg S. Poole, 47, Dylan Slaybaugh, 20, and a 16-yearold boy on charges of domestic violence, resisting arrest, obstructing official business, drug abuse and under age consumption of alcohol. A baggie of marijuana was confiscated. -12:21 a.m.: warrant. Police arrested Nicholas Boos, 27, no address given, on a contempt of court warrant. FRIDAY -6:12 p.m.: criminal damaging. Joshua S. Centers, 23, at large, was charged with criminal damaging and trespassing following an incident at 777 Countryside Lane. -4:32 p.m.: theft. Walmart loss prevention reported the theft of $30.62 in merchandise. Police arrested Tiffany A. Murphy, 29, 826 1/2 Oak Ave. -4:54 a.m.: arrest. Police charged Clinton Leydig, 25, 15124 Wones Road, Jackson Center, with violation a temporary protection order and obstructing official business following an incident at 528 Brooklyn Ave.


THURSDAY -1:37 p.m.: theft. Police arrested Brandy Ibarra, 28, 1125 Hilltop Ave., Apt. B, for the theft of merchandise from Dollar General, 166 W. Court St. -2:15 a.m.: OVI: police charged a 17-yearold juvenile with driving while under the influence following a traffic stop at Howard Street and North Kuther Road. -1:50 a.m.: OVI: Police charged William R. Truax, 38, no address given, with driving while under the influence. -12:26 a.m.: drug abuse. Christian Manor, 18, 214 Pike St., and Bradley J. Ellis, 18, 1280 Driftwood Trail, were charged with drug abuse following an incident at 2700 Michigan St.

Accidents Police charged Michelle R. Stone, 48, 109 Highland Ave., Apt. 1A, with operating a bicycle on the sidewalk in a business district following an accident shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday on Michigan Street. Officers said Stone was riding on the sidewalk in the 1500 block of Michigan and rode into the path of an auto operated by Jeffrey Fogt, 53, 704 Michigan St., as he was exiting a driveway at 1500 Michigan. Fogt’s vehicle received nonfunctional damage. • Police charged Kayleen Smith, 16, 4555 Dawson Road, with making an improper lane change following a traffic accident shortly after 3:45 p.m. Monday in the 2500 block of Ohio 47. Officers said Smith and a vehicle driven by Jeffrey M. Odell, 46, of Fort Recovery, were both eastbound on Ohio 47 near Fricker’s restaurant when Smith attempted to change lanes and struck Odell’s SUV. Both vehicles received nonfunctional damage. • Vehicles driven by Todd W. Carey, 38, 10511 E. Lockington Road, and Kenna J. Armstrong, 17, 6910 State Route 66, Fort Loramie, were involved in a accident shortly before 1:30 p.m. Sunday on Kuther Road. Police cited Carey for following too closely after his vehicle struck Armstrong’s as he attempted to turn left onto Campbell Road. Both vehicles sustained nonfunctional damage.

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Paramedics were dispatched to the 500 block of North Main Avenue for a medical call. -7:59 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 700 block of Taft Street. -6:50 p.m.: investigation. Firefighters were dispatched to 527 Rauth St. for a carbon monoxide investigation. No problem was found. -2:05 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 500 block of Gearhart Road. 11:25 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 2500 block of North Main Avenue for a medical call. -6:39 a.m.: assistance. Sidney paramedics responded to the 1100 block of East Court Street for invalid assistance. -5:29 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 100 block of West Robinwood Street for a medical call. SUNDAY -18:16 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of East North Street for a medical call. -2:57 p.m.: injury. Paramedics were dispatched to the 900 block of McKinley Avenue for an injury. -12:51 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 500 block of Hall Avenue for a medical call. -11:16 a.m.: investiFirefighters gation. were dispatched to 1351 Logan Court for a carbon monoxide investigation. Nothing was found. -10:40 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 500 block of Hall Avenue. They were not needed on arrival.

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Sheriff’s log TUESDAY -11:14 a.m. burglary. Deputies responded to 3557 Frazier-Guy Road to investigate a burglary report. -5:40 a.m.: burglary. Deputies were dispatched to 6455 State Route 274 in Van Buren Township to investigate the theft of guns and food from a barn.

Fire, rescue TUESDAY -11:58 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to a medical call in the 200 block of Edgewood Street in Dinsmore Township. -11:41 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue was dispatched to a med-

ical call in the 1200 block of Thelma Drive. -6:45 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to the 9200 block of Holthaus Road in McLean Township for a medical call. MONDAY -8:16 p.m.: medical. Jackson Center Rescue was dispatched to the 17400 block of State Route 65 for a medical call. -10:36 a.m.: medical. Anna and Jackson Center rescue units responded to the 600 block of East College Street for a medical call. SUNDAY -10:12 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue and Van Buren Township firefighters were dispatched to a medical call in the 10300 block of Amsterdam Road.

Fairlawn BOE approves contracts During its November meeting the Fairlawn Local School District Board of Education approved financial reports and expenditures and accepted a donation of $718.20 from the Athletic Boosters for the purchase of volleyball uniforms. The following were awarded one-year limited service contracts for the 2012-13 school year: • Tim Lessing, intramural boys basketball, grades 5 and 6, $458.31; and $458.31 for intramural girls basketball grades 5 and 6. • Tim Everett, intramural boys basketball

grades 5 and 6, $549.97 (contract at $458.31, plus experience incentive of $91.66). The meeting included an executive session to consider the employment or compensation of an employee, Members returned to the regular meeting without taking action. Superintendent Steve Mascho said the board will be discussing the fate of the district’s 3.03-mill tax levy renewal at its December meeting. The levy was defeated by just 26 votes at the Nov. 6 election. The meeting will be held Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

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Trey, Zoey, Kylie, Arianna, Za-mya, Za-Lynn and Cheyanne Herring; a sister, Audree Helterbrand, of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews. Kathryn retired from ITE in Bellefontaine. She was a member of the Maplewood United Methodist Church and belonged to the UMW. She loved to crochet, play cards, play bingo, read and watch TV. She especially loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchiland dren g r e a t - g r e a t grandchildren. Kathryn said, “It’s important to stay happy and apprecieverything you ate have.” Pastor Bill Halter will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Maplewood United Methodist Church, 21544 Maplewood Road. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made in Kathryn’s memory to the Maplewood United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home in Jackson Center. Condolences may be expressed at w w w . s m i t h

MINSTER — Rudolph J. Quinter, 97, of 2215 Eiting Road, Minster, died at 11:10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at his residence. He was born June 19, 1915, in Cranberry Prairie, the son of the late Joseph and Philomena (Huwer) Quinter. On June 28, 1941, he married Agnes M. Sanders and she died June 3, 2008. He is survived by his children, Rosemary and George Wiss, of Minster, Rudolph F. and Rebecca Quinter, of Minster, and Dr. Paul and Carol Quinter, of Minster. One son, Joseph A. Quinter, is deceased. There are 15 grandchildren and 19 greatgrandchildren One grandchild is deceased. He is also survived by siblings Leona Pleiman, of Fort Loramie, Pauline Kohler, of Botkins, and Maurice and Dorothy Quinter, of Fort Loramie. Surviving sisters- in-law include Leona Mescher, of Vandalia, and Mary Ann Quinter, of Fort Loramie. Deceased siblings include Dorothy Drescher,

Henry Quinter, Rosella Ossege, Henrietta Barlage, Adeline Huelsman, Loretta HuelsAlbert man, Quinter, Stella Klikovits, Anthony Quinter, Edna Lampert and Robert Quinter. Also deceased are in-laws Henry, Theodore, Lawrence and Joseph Sanders. Rudy was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster, an avid baseball fan and a lifelong farmer. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at St. Augustine Church by the Rev. Rick Nieberding. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery in Minster. Friends may call from 3 until 8 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 until 9 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster. Memorial donations may be made to the Minster Area Life Squad and Minster High School Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website,

Bruce Patrick Hollis PIQUA — Bruce Patrick Hollis, 58, of Piqua, died at 5:37 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. He was born in Piqua, April 27, 1954, the son of the late Paul and Rosemary (Hemm) Hollis. Bruce is survived by one son and daughter-inlaw, Charlie W. and Kari Hollis, of Covington; his fiancé, Leigh Ann Keller of Piqua; Leigh Ann’s children, Steven and Alexis Keller; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Vicki Hollis and Ted and Teresa Hollis, all of Piqua; three sisters and brothers-inlaw Linda Crans, of Belgrade, Mont., Kris and Don Nash, of Piqua, and Kelly and Paul Schmidt, of Saginaw, Mich.; and two grandchildren Jackson and Hunter Hollis of Covington. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Susan Dankworth and Paula “Petey” Sorrell.

Bruce graduated from Piqua Central High School. He was a member of Piqua Eagles Lodge 614 and the Troy Fish and Game. Bruce worked for Piqua Eagles for 30 years and worked for the Salvation Army Store in Piqua for five years. He had also worked at Dayton Metals in Piqua. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua, by the Rev. Angelo Caserta. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Eagles Lodge 614 will be presenting a service at 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, 646 W. High St., Piqua, OH 45356 to help defray the cost of the funeral.

LESCOWITCH Miami Ave., originally was charged with one count of theft in office, a felony of the fourth degree. According to court records, the prosecution agreed to amend the charge to petty theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, in exchange for Lescowitch’s guilty plea. Lescowitch also agreed to pay restitution of $2,000. A sentencing date has not been set. The maximum sentence for a first-degree misdemeanor is 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Lescowitch is represented by William R. Zimmerman Jr. A three-month investigation into allegations of illegal activity by the humane society concluded in October with grand jury indictments against Lescowitch and Angela Bray, of Sidney, treasurer of the organization. Bray was indicted on one count of theft, a felony of the fifth degree. The Shelby


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County Sheriff ’s Office had received allegations of missing funds and opened an investigation. Sheriff John Lenhart said at the time of the indictments that an estimated “$18,485.92 was misappropriated, used for personal purposes or questionable purchases not associated with the humane society.” Humane society personnel were accused of making purchases for personal purposes under the nonprofit status, thereby avoiding the paying of sales taxes. Lescowitch had earlier pleaded not guilty to the felony charge. At the time of his indictment, he denied stealing any money. He said he authorized Bray to borrow money for humane society-related expenses and the money was paid back. Bray also pleaded guilty earlier this month, reportedly to a reduced misdemeanor charge. Her case is set for sentencing Dec. 27. From Page 1

to have meals delivered to their homes by calling 492-8074, ext. 6, and making reservations with Adult Day Services at Fair Haven. Reservations for home-delivered meals must be made no later than noon Dec. 5. Santa Claus will be standing by to distribute candy and treats and listen to wish lists from the many children who attend the event. Christmas music will be played for those who are in attendance. Last year, more than 1,600 people attended the Community Christmas Dinner at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The dinner was started in 1981 by Bill McMillen, Stolle From Page 1 Corp., and the Shelby County United Way as a The investigation into Pedigree Pets began when means to reach out to a woman in Michigan filed a complaint after buying the community during a puppy from the Shelby County business. the holiday season. The Each of the 241 charges is a second-degree mis- dinner could not be such demeanor. a success every year

without the support received from the volunteers and donors. People interested in volunteering to help with this event should call Rodney at 492-1746 to register. Volunteers are needed to help set up Dec 7, and tear down on Dec. 8 after the event, as well as drivers to deliver meals, and volunteers of all types on the day of the event. Volunteers and drivers are asked to park in the OSU extension office parking lot located next to the Civil Defense Building. Only volunteers can park in the front. Parking will not be provided at OSU Extension for people wanting a meal because there will not be an entrance for dinner patrons on that side of the building. All patrons must enter the building from inside the fairgrounds.

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MAPLEWOOD — Kathryn B. Horn, 96, of Maplewood, passed away at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at The Pavilion in Sidney. She was born in New Hampshire, Ohio, on April 15, 1916, a daughter of the late Ray Everett and A. Cleo (Brunson) Smith. On Jan. 27, 1934, she married Joseph M. Horn and he preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1982. An infant daughter, Sharon Jane Horn; infant son, Jackie Melvin a grandson, Horn; Steven Gene Mitchell; and two brothers, Emerson and Gary Smith, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her two daughters, Judy (Edward) Vance, of Sidney, and Elaine (Gene) Mitchell, of Maplewood; grandchildren, Teresa (Bruce) Mitchell-Baker, Sherri (Jerry) Herring, Michael (Jill) Mitchell, Todd Price, Tim (Kay) Price, Amanda Vance and Mary Kathryn (Brian) Rachel; great grandchildren, Heidi Baker, Baker, Amy Jessie Baker, Steven (Chelsea) Herring, Justin Herring, Grady Mitchell, Cody Carr, Tasha Sumner, Ryan Price, Rodney Fuller, Nate Fuller, Nick Dill, Keshia Dill, Taylor Schlosser, Lauryn Rachel, George Rachel and Emma Rachel; g r e a t - g r e a t grandchildren, Kyle, Madison, Jaden, Avery,

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BY WILL E SANDERS Civitas Media TROY — It took 20 corrections officers and deputies to quell a small inmate riot at the Miami County Jail, 201 W. Main St., early Sunday morning after five men became upset regarding sleeping arrangements of a bunk bed. The five inmates were all charged with causing a riot, a first-degree misdemeanor, and they have been identified as: Todd Steele, 18, of Piqua; Aaron J. Reynolds, 19, of Piqua; Kody A. Francis, 18, of Troy; Chase R. Underwood, 19, of Piqua; and Julio C. Deleon, 19, of Troy. All five men were arraigned in municipal court this week and each had their bonds increased, most of them by $10,000, for their new criminal charge. The inmates were housed inside of cell block 305 and were told one of the inmates would need to move from the bottom bunk to a top bunk due to another inmate suffering from a medical condition, according to the sheriff’s report.

TROY — A Piqua man will be spending time behind bars for a crime he committed behind the wheel. Jason M. Moore, 28, was handed a oneyear prison sentence during a hearing in common pleas court Monday after he Moore pleaded no contest to using his car as a battering ram in April to cause serious harm to another motorist in a bout of road rage. Moore entered a no contest plea to one felony count of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony, during a court hearing last month in a plea agreement where prosecutors amended that charge from felonious assault, a second-degree felony. On the evening of April 19, Moore and another motorist, Dusty Hogston, then 43, of Piqua, were traveling southbound along the North Main Street Bridge when Moore cut off Hogston, who was on a mo-

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cerned about.” The bill proposed banning abortions after the first fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy. It had fiercely divided Ohio’s anti-abortion community, while energizing abortion rights proponents who protested against it. Backers hoped the stringent nature of the bill would provoke a legal challenge with the potential to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion up until viability, usually at 22 to 24 weeks.

case argued the state constitution asks the mapdrawing board to consider minimizing county, township, city and precinct splits but sets no absolute rule. The court ruled that opponents of the maps didn’t present convincing evidence the Republicancontrolled apportionment board manipulated the districts for GOP political gain. “The role of a supreme court in considering constitutional challenges to an apportionment plan is restricted to determining whether relators have met their burden to prove that the plan adopted by the board is unconstitutional beyond a reasonable doubt,” Justice Terrence O’Donnell wrote for the majority. In his dissent, Justice Paul Pfeifer said the Constitution does not set the

stringent proof standard perceived by the majority. “In order to justify its finding of constitutionality, the majority opinion expresses two conclusions of questionable legitimacy; these anchors of the majority opinion fail the tests of logic and fairness,” he wrote. “First the majority opinion erects a nearly insurmountable barrier to a successful constitutional challenge by assigning to the board’s actions a blanket presumption of constitutionality and requiring proof beyond a reasonable doubt to establish that the plan fails to meet all constitutional requirements. Pfeifer went on, “Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is typically necessary only in criminal cases. Such a high burden of proof in the current constitutional matter

turns this court into a rubber stamp, not the guardian of the constitution that it is designed to be.” O’Donnell was joined in the majority by justices Judith Ann Lanzinger, Robert Cupp and John Willamowski, sitting in for Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, who had recused herself for unstated reasons. Pfiefer, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, and Justice Yvette McGee Brown, the court’s only Democrat, dissented. O’Connor signed both Pfeifer’s and McGee Brown’s dissenting opinions. Besides the proof bur-

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den, the majority cited limits in the court’s ability to judge legislative maps. “This court does not sit as a super apportionment board to determine whether a plan presented by the relators is better than the plan adopted by the board,” O’Donnell wrote. “Instead, we determine whether the board acted within the broad discretion conferred upon it by the provisions of (the Constitution) when it adopted its plan.” Ohio, like other states, redraws its congressional and legislative maps once every decade to reflect population shift records in the U.S. Census.



COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court let stand a newly drawn state legislative map Tuesday in a defeat for Democrats. In a 4-3 ruling, the divided high court upheld the map approved last year on grounds that Ohio’s Constitution does not require political neutrality in the process. Democrats, who brought the challenge on behalf of a group of voters, had argued the fivemember Ohio Apportionment Board intentionally sought political advantage with the maps as prohibited in the constitution, in a maneuver known as gerrymandering. Republicans in the

Senate puts end to ‘heartbeat’ bill COLUMBUS (AP) — The leader of the Ohio Senate put a stop Tuesday to a bill that would have imposed the most stringent restriction on abortions in the nation. The chamber doesn’t plan to vote on the socalled “heartbeat bill” before the end of the legislative session next month, Republican Senate President Tom Niehaus said, citing concerns the resulting law might have been found to be unconstitutional. “I want to continue our focus on jobs and the economy,” Niehaus told reporters. “That’s what people are con-

A short time later the inmates were observed sticking blankets in the toilet and repeatedly flushing the toilet, which flooded the cell block and the hallway. Other inmates threw soap on the wet floor “to make the floor exceptionally slick and hard to walk on,” said Lt. David Norman, jail administrator. The inmates refused to stop and threatened corrections officers with bodily harm if they entered. Some inmates used racial slurs directed at certain corrections officers, who had to call road deputies in from patrols to end the small riot, reports state. In his narrative of the incident Norman added that the five inmates began “yelling at the adjacent cell block, 304, and imploring them to join in with them and cause more problems.” No others joined in. Authorities were able to eventually end the uprising and at one point had to shut off the water to the entire jail. Each inmate received a 10day loss of privileges and were given the violations of interrupting jail activities and attempting to start a riot.


COLUMBUS — State Rep. Jim Buchy, RGreenville, on Tuesday w a s elected by t h e H o u s e Republican Caucus to join H o u s e leaderas ship assistant Buchy majority whip for the 130th General Assembly beginning in January. Buchy previously served as assistant majority whip when he was a member of the Ohio House in the late 1990s. The whip and his assistant gauge support for legislation and policy within the House. Buchy, president and CEO of Buchy Food Service in Greenville, currently represents the 77th Ohio House District which includes Mercer and Preble counties as well as portions of Darke County. As newly-elected representative of the 84th District created by redistricting, Buchy will represent all of Mercer County and portions of Shelby, Auglaize and Darke counties. “I’m honored to have been elected by my fellow representatives to serve the House in this capacity,” Buchy said. “I’m prepared to work for the good of all Ohioans and to uphold the values and traditions of this fine institution.” In addition to his new leadership role, he will continue to serve as a member of his House committees and serve his Western Ohio constituents. His focus on agriculture and small business will continue to guide his efforts to create more jobs in the district.

torcycle, before the two stopped at the intersection of North Main Street and Riverside Drive. A verbal altercation then turned physical and the two men traded punches before Moore struck Hogston with his car, a 1997 Eagle Talon, and fled the scene, according to police reports. Moore was apprehended the next day on a police tip and his vehicle was later recovered from a garage in the 800 block of South Miami Avenue in Sidney. Hogston was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and later recovered from his injuries. Court documents show that Moore has been cited for numerous traffic citations dating back to 2004, including several violations for seat belts, child restraints, having an expired license, running a red light, use of unauthorized plates, fictitious plates, expired plates, speeding, operating a vehicle without a valid license and amplification. He faced between six to 18 months in prison. However, Moore’s year prison sentence will run consecutively to an unrelated criminal conviction in Montgomery County and another for his violation of parole dating back to a case in 2011.

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Piano goes up for sale NEW YORK (AP) — The piano used for the song “As Times Goes By” in the classic 1942 film “Casablanca” is getting another turn at fame. The instrument is going up for sale at Sotheby’s in New York on Dec. 14, and the auction house estimates it’ll fetch up to $1.2 million. It’s being offered by a Japanese collector on the film’s 70th anniversary. The collector purchased the movie prop at a Sotheby’s auction in 1988 for $154,000. Humphrey Bogart played Rick Blaine in the Oscar-winning World War II love story, opposite Ingrid Bergman’s character, Ilsa Lund. In a famous flashback scene, Rick and Ilsa lean on the piano at a Paris bistro. Sam, played by Dooley Wilson, plays and sings. They toast as Rick says: “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

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Powerball jackpot hits $500M DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The historic Powerball jackpot boosted to $500 million on Tuesday was all part of a plan lottery officials put in place early this year to build jackpots faster, drive sales and generate more money for states that run the game. Their plan appears to be working. Powerball tickets doubled in price in January to $2, and while the number of tickets sold initially dropped, sales revenue has increased by about 35 percent over 2011. Sales for Powerball reached a record $3.96 billion in fiscal 2012 and are expected to reach $5 billion this year, said Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Des Moines, Iowa-based MultiState Lottery Association, the group that runs the Powerball game. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6, and the jackpot already has reached a record level for the game. It was first posted at $425 million but revised upward to $500 million when brisk sales increased the payout. It’s the second highest jackpot in lottery history, behind only the $656 million Mega Millions prize in March. It took nine weeks for the Mega Millions jackpot to get that high, before three winners — from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland — hit the right numbers, each collecting $218.6 million for their share of the split. With soaring jackpots come soaring sales, and for the states

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ARIZONA LAST Stop shop employees sell Powerball tickets to customers who waited in line for more than an hour, Tuesday in White Hills, Ariz. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6, and the jackpot already has reached a record level for the game ... $500 million. playing the game, that means higher revenue. “The purpose for the lottery is to generate revenue for the respective states and their beneficiary programs,” said Norm Lingle, chairman of the Powerball Game Group. “High jackpots certainly help the lottery achieve those goals.” Of the $2 cost of a Powerball ticket, $1 goes to the prizes and the other dollar is kept by the state lottery organization, said Lingle, who also is executive di-

rector of the South Dakota Lottery. After administrative overhead is paid, the remaining amount goes to that state’s beneficiary programs. Some states designate specific expenditures such as education, while others deposit the money in their general fund to help supplement tax revenue. The federal government keeps 25 percent of the jackpot for federal taxes. Most states withhold between 5 percent and 7 percent.

There’s no withholding in states without a state income tax such as Delaware, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Texas. A New York City winner would pay more than 12 percent since the state takes 8.97 percent and the city keeps 3.6 percent. Powerball and Mega Millions games are seeing jackpots grow faster and higher in part because the states that play both games agreed in 2010 to sell to one another.

Rice concession not enough WASHINGTON (AP) — U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify three Republican senators who signaled they would try to block her possible nomination to be secretary of state. In a closed-door meeting that Rice requested, the ambassador answered questions from Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte about her much-maligned explanations about the cause of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. She was joined

by acting CIA Director Michael Morell. “The talking points provided by the intelligence community, and the initial assessment upon which they were based, were incorrect in a key respect: There was no protest or demonstration in Benghazi,” Rice said in a statement after the meeting. “While we certainly wish that we had had perfect information just days after the terrorist attack, as is often the case the intelligence assessment has evolved.” Rice’s unusual visit to Capitol Hill — typically only nominees meet privately with lawmakers — reflects the Obama administration’s campaign for the current front-runner to replace Sec-

retary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton against some strenuous GOP opposition. “We are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn’t get concerning evidence that was leading up to the attack on the consulate,” McCain told reporters after emerging from the hour-plus session that he described as candid. Said Graham: “Bottom line I’m more disturbed now than I was before that 16 September explanation.” He said in a later interview that Rice went “far beyond the flawed talking points” and should be held accountable. “I’m more troubled today,” said Ayotte, who argued that it was clear in the days after

the attack that it was terrorism and not a spontaneous demonstration prompted by an anti-Muslim video. The White House remained defiant in its support for Rice, arguing that she was relying on an assessment from the intelligence community and had no responsibility in compiling the information on the cause of the attack. It dismissed what it characterized as a fixation on her national television appearances five days after the raid. “The focus on, some might say, obsession on comments made on Sunday shows seems to me and to many, to be misplaced,” spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at a White House briefing.

Egypt mass protests Tick tock, tick tock challenge president Time running out to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’ CAIRO (AP) — The same chants used against Hosni Mubarak were turned against his successor Tuesday as more than 200,000 people packed Egypt’s Tahrir Square in the biggest challenge yet to Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The massive, flag-waving throng protesting Morsi’s assertion of near-absolute powers rivaled some of the largest crowds that helped drive Mubarak from office last year. “The people want to bring down the regime!” and “erhal, erhal” — Arabic for “leave, leave” — rang out across the plaza, this time directed at Egypt’s first freely elected president. The protests were sparked by edicts Morsi issued last week that effectively neutralize the judiciary, the last branch of government he does not control. But they turned into a broader outpouring of anger against Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, which opponents say have used election victories to monopolize power, squeeze out rivals and dictate a new, Islamist constitution, while doing little to solve Egypt’s mounting economic and security woes. Clashes broke out in several cities, with Morsi’s opponents attacking Brotherhood offices, setting fire to at least

one. Protesters and Brotherhood members pelted each other with stones and firebombs in the Nile Delta city of Mahalla el-Kobra, leaving at least 100 people injured. “Power has exposed the Brotherhood. We discovered their true face,” said Laila Salah, a housewife at the Tahrir protest who said she voted for Morsi in last summer’s presidential election. After Mubarak, she said, Egyptians would no longer accept being ruled by an autocrat. “It’s like a wife whose husband was beating her and then she divorces him and becomes free,” she said. “If she remarries she’ll never accept another day of abuse.” Gehad el-Haddad, a senior adviser to the Brotherhood and its political party, said Morsi would not back down on his edicts. “We are not rescinding the declaration,” he told The Associated Press. That sets the stage for a drawn-out battle that could throw the nation into greater turmoil. Protest organizers have called for another mass rally Friday. If the Brotherhood responds with demonstrations of its own, as some of its leaders have hinted, it would raise the prospect of greater violence after a series of clashes between the two camps in recent days.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans’ newfound willingness to consider tax increases to avert the “fiscal cliff” comes with a significant caveat: larger cuts than Democrats seem willing to consider to benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid and the president’s health care overhaul. The disconnect on benefit programs, coupled with an impasse between Republicans and the White House over raising tax rates on upper-bracket earners, paints a bleak picture as the clock ticks toward a year-end fiscal debacle of automatic spending increases and harsh cuts to the Pentagon and domestic programs. Democrats emboldened by the election are moving in the opposite direction from the GOP on curbing spending, refusing to look at cuts that were on the bargaining table just last year. Those include any changes to Social Security, even though President Barack Obama was willing back then to consider cuts in future benefits through lower cost-of-living increases. Obama also considered raising the eligibility age for Medicare, an idea that most Democrats oppose. “I haven’t seen any suggestions on what they’re going to do on spending,” a frustrated Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Tuesday. “There’s a certain cockiness that I’ve seen that is really astounding to me since we’re basically in the same position we were before.” Well, says Obama’s most powerful ally on Capitol Hill, the Democrats are willing to tackle spending on entitlement programs if Republicans agree to raise income tax rates on the wealthiest Americans — a nonstarter with Republicans still in control of the House. “We hope that they can agree to the tax revenue that we’re talking about, and that is rate increases, and as the president’s said on a number of occasions, we’ll be happy to deal with entitlements,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Tuesday. But Reid speaks only in the most general terms, wary of publicly embracing specific ideas like boosting Medicare premiums or raising the program’s eligibility age. At the White House, Obama met with a group of small business owners. Participants described the hour-long meeting as a listening session for Obama, with the business owners urging him to reach an agreement. “They had one message for the president, which is they need certainty. Please get this deal done as soon as possible,” said Small Business Administration head Karen Mills. “They very much want consumers out there knowing that they’re going to have money in their pockets to spend.”


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of HENRY — ST. Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, Romilda Siefring, of St. 320 E. Russell Road. Henry, will celebrate her Thursday Afternoon 90th birthday Dec. 5, • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at 2012. Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran She is the daughter of Church, 120 W. Water St. the late George and Rosa Thursday Evening (Heitkamp) Bergman. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the She and her husband, Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Cyril, have six daughters Church, 230 Poplar St. and sons-in-law: Delores and Robert Lennartz, of Friday Afternoon • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at Vandalia, May Jean and noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Av- Paul Meyer, and Linda and Joe Schmitmeyer, all enue. All Master Masons are invited. of Versailles, Eileen and Friday Evening Larry Dues and Janice • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying and Dennis Rindler, all of Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First St. Henry, and Deb and United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. Rog Homan, of Celina; Saturday Morning and a son and daughterSiefring • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in-law: Art and Eileen in Port Jefferson, 9 to 11 a.m. Siefring, of New Weston. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, They have 33 grandchildren, one of whom is dein Maplewood, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ceased, and 77 great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to shower Siefring with cards Saturday Evening • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Check- by sending them to her at the Gardens at St. Henry, mates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy 522 Western Ave., St. Henry, OH 45883. Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

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• Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Sunday Rifle Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at 1 p.m. Program one round at five different targets, pays three places. Points awarded to members for end-of-the-year trophy. Open to the public.

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

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

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

Tuesday Morning • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers storytime for children 3-5 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 caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. To access the Community Calendar online, visit and click on “Living” and then “Calendar.”

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“Chris” Christine Bauer will celebrate her 90th birthday Dec. 4, 2012. She and her husband, the late Lieudell “Lefty” Bauer, moved to Sidney in 1952. She has been a member of the American Legion Auxillary and the Order of Eastern Star and enjoys playing bridge at the Senior Center during the summer. Bauer resides in Sidney during the summer Bauer months and in Port St. Lucie, Fla., during the winter. She has a son, Steve, of Columbus, and two daughters, Terri Hughes, of Sidney, and Cindy Colvin, of Columbus. She has four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her family hopes to surprise her with a card shower. Friends may participate by sending cards to Chris Bauer, 392 Breezy Point Loop, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986.



MILLER Jeremy and Karen Miller, of Sidney, have announced the birth of a son, Tyler Joshuah Miller, born Oct. 27, 2012, at 8:02 a.m. in the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 19 inches long. He was welcomed home by his sister, Kaitlyn Rose, 1. His maternal grandparents are John and Ellen May, of Sidney. His paternal grandparents are Joseph and Yvonne Miller, of Sidney. His great-grandfather is Homer Spence, of Sidney. His mother is the former Karen May, of Sidney.

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Sidney student honored at Omega Psi Phi dinner BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN

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SIDNEY VICE Mayor Mardie Milligan (left) and Curtis Baylor (right), of Fairfax, Va., talk with Sidney Student of the Year Samantha Sharpe, 17, during the annual dinner of the Xi Iota Iota chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity at Edison Community College recently. Sharpe is the daughter of Kristin and Connie Sharpe, of Sidney. tenant colonel. He served with the Army engineers, but his favorite position, he told the Sidney Daily News, was as professor of military science, overseeing ROTC at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. Following his military career, Baylor did contract work for the national government for four years. He has been a financial adviser with Lincoln Financials in Vienna, Va., since 2001. “For 10 decades, Omega men from the local to the international level have stood at the forefront and been involved in every struggle for equality and respect, while also contributing to the betterment of all society,� he said. “Literally thousands of Omega men have risen to levels

of prominence and been honored in every field of human endeavor. As they climbed, they sought to be a friend and to lift others.� He discussed six challenges during his speech, saying that some of them have not changed much from 100 years ago. “One is to deal with the fact that the black family and families in general are still at risk,� he said. “We must renew our commitment to providing black role models in the community. The educational system is in crisis. “Far too many of our students are not finishing high school or going on to college. At this point in time, we need to foster a sense of friendship and coming to-

Gingerbread contest set MINSTER — The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library will host a gingerbread house decorating contest. Families may enter houses by delivering them to the library by noon Saturday. First, second and third-place awards will be announced Dec. 8.

Oran women meet ORAN — Members of the Oran Christian Church Women packed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child during their meeting Nov. 14. In other business, the group discussed having a cleaning day when contractors are finished with sanctuary improvements. Updates on the

status of the improvements were presented. Joni Robinson won the mystery gift. The next meeting will be Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. Margie Replogle will share devotions, Carol Wolaver will be the hostess, and Judy McCorkle will present the program.

Church plans bake sale NEW KNOXVILLE — Members of the United Methodist Church of New Knoxville, German and Main streets, will host their annual Christmas Bake Sale Extravaganza in the church fellowship hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Homemade noodles, angel food cakes, candy, homemade zwieback, trays of cookies, small loaves of bread, sweet

gether as a community.� Sharpe has a 3.41 grade average and ranks 58th in her class of 220. She is a member of Sidney High School’s TV productions class, a member of the bowling team, has served as a student aide and participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters. As a student at Walled Lake Western High School in Wixom, Mich., she played center on the junior varsity basketball team and played right field on the junior softball team. Sharpe hopes to pursue a communications major with a minor in acting at Edison State College or Eastern Michigan University. The area chapter also honored students from Lima, Troy and Piqua.

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PIQUA — Sidney High School senior Samantha Sharpe, of Sidney, was named one of four Students of the Year by the Xi Iota Iota chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity during its 21st Achievement Week Celebration at Edison Community College Nov. 17. Sharpe, the daughter of Kristin and Connie Sharpe, was awarded two $1,000 savings bonds by the chapter. The event, which also celebrated the 101st anniversary of the fraternity, was attended by the mayors of each city, several school superintendents and other local dignitaries, as well as area fraternity members. Curtis A. Baylor, a fraternity member and financial adviser, was the guest speaker. He spoke about the need for fraternity members to rededicate themselves to the commitment they have to the fraternity and to making the community better. “Omega Psi Phi has a 101-year history,� he told the assembly. “In that time, we have initiated no less than 150,000 men into the organization and given millions of man-hours and millions of dollars — in scholarships, services, grants and goods — to people all over the world.� Baylor, a resident of Fairfax, Va., retired from the U.S. Army in 1997 with the rank of lieu-

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Operation Rebirth seeks support

To the editor: The last time I wrote a letter to the editor it was in 2003 to ask Frank Beeson/Regional Group Publisher Shelby County for its help in doJeffrey J. Billiel/Editor and Publisher nating school supplies for the Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of children in Iraq. Your response religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridg- was overwhelming! I wish you ing the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the could see the pictures my son people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the governbrought home of the soldiers dement for a redress of grievances. livering them and the children thanking the solders. You truly had a direct impact on their lives. Now I’m asking Shelby County once again for your support. I would like to introduce you to Operation Rebirth in St Paris. It is a year-round Christian boarding school for troubled teen boys. Its motto is: “It’s better to build boys than to mend men.” I encourage you to learn about Operation Rebirth on its website, the freezer is “,” or FaceCoffee always simply gravy on book. tastes perfect It is not the purpose of this letthis feast. before daylight After lunch, ter to solicit monetary donations, on the opening Dud decided to day of deer seatry a different son, Dud CampHome location, so he bell thought as he sat in near- Country returned to the pickup and left total darkness To the editor: in his kitchen. Slim Randles a different note. Recently, we had a new restauHe was being extra quiet He got home about 9 rant come into Sidney, and I was so as not to awaken p.m. and raved to Anita genuinely happy to see a Fricker’s Anita. Turning on a about the wonders of the in town. My wife and I went there flashlight on the kitchen day in the woods. after it had been open a few days “You left me that note, and the service was extraordinary. counter, he wrote: Honey, I’ll be up Pine Dud,” she said, “but I Once again I went with my Canyon, hunting up a don’t even know where brother, and upon walking up to feeder creek 1.4 miles to that is.” the entrance I noticed a new sign “No. But the sheriff ’s on the front door — a sign forbidthe right. The truck will be at the campground. department does, and ding the lawful carrying of conand rescue cealed weapons. Under normal Doc and Steve both know search the area I’m hunting. I’ll knows, and both Doc and circumstances I would have be back no later than 10 Steve know.” turned around and left, but I was She still looked puz- not alone so the decision was not p.m. unless I call. An hour later, Dud zled. “You’re a good out- completely mine. We went inside though, to see another sign with the same quietly got out of the doorsman, pickup and left a note aren’t you?” message. The wings were excel“Well, yes I am. That’s lent and the service was extraorunder the windshield why I left the notes. Any- dinary, but the presence of the wiper: Hunting to the west one can twist an ankle or between here and the fall up there.” He smiled at her. ridge. Should be back here no later than 9 p.m. “Hunters have an old saying, Honey. If you Dud Campbell Dud was sitting on a take crutches with you, To the editor: On behalf of the Board of Dirock outcropping as the you’ll never break a leg.” rectors of the Shelby County Anisun rose, feeling the mal Rescue Foundation, we would The writer is a vetwarmth spread from inlike to express our sincere gratiside out as another great eran newspaperman tude and appreciation to our comday of anticipation came. and outdoorsman who He smiled, and then is a registered outfitter munity members who have prayed. He always did and guide. He has writ- contributed their time, energy and money to help with the recent during hunting season. ten novels and nonficpuppy mill that was found in His prayer wasn’t wish- tion books based on ing for success, but sim- rural living and he has Shelby County. Over 240 dogs were removed from this deply expressing gratitude also been an awardplorable mill and placed in the for this special time. winning columnist for care of rescue agencies from This was the success. the largest daily newsacross Ohio. At this time, all of the Sitting here in the sun, papers in Alaska and hunting yet another New Mexico. He lives in dogs from the mill have been fostered. year. An actual deer for Albuquerque. This unfortunate event brought out the best of Shelby County by creating camaraderie and an upETTER TO THE EDITOR lifting morale and by showing

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although it is run strictly on donations. The purpose of this letter is to address a specific need — hay for the winter. This school is on a farm where the students do the work. The livestock and agriculture provides their food. Currently, they have less than 20 bales of hay. They estimate they need 220 bales for the winter. I believe Shelby County can supply that need. I’m asking for 125 families to donate two bales of hay at $5 a bale. That’s $10 per family for two bales of hay. I think there are a lot of families, at least 125, that can afford $10. This is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate to your children the joy of giving at the onset of this Christmas season. There are several ways you can donate: Greatest: Take the bales of hay directly to Operation Rebirth and see for yourself the program,

meet the staff and students. Greater: Send your donation of $10 to Operation Rebirth marked “Hay” in memo. Great: Bring bales of hay to my home where Operation Rebirth will pick it up. Good: Send donation of $10 to my home — checks made out to “Operation Rebirth” with “Hay” in memo. There are several farms and businesses in Shelby County that sell hay. Prices vary, but Operation Rebirth tells me they can get hay for $5 a bale. We appreciate your generosity to Operation Rebirth and just know that you’ll be helping a very worthy organization that does so much good for the students and families they serve. God bless you and have a blessed Christmas season! Kathy Thompson 826 Taylor Drive

Only the law-abiding will follow signs sign put a damper on the entire thing. I assume the sign was there to illicit a false sense of security for the patrons and staff. I assume the management of Fricker’s believes that the presence of a sign will eliminate the possibility of gunfire in their establishment. It is funny, I saw many people leaving alone and in large groups that were clearly far too drunk to be behind the wheel of a car and yet there was not one sign forbidding them from driving. Think about it; if a sign can prevent a criminal from bringing in a weapon, then logically a sign could prevent a drunk from getting behind the wheel. I would wager there have been more incidents of

patrons leaving a restaurant and having an accident while intoxicated than there have been of patrons who are legally carrying concealed weapons causing trouble. I don’t, however, see a sign at the front door forbidding car keys. Please remember before anyone responds about guns and alcohol. It is a criminal offense for a licensed concealed carrier to consume any alcohol while they are armed. I am sure someone will respond, “How will you know who is armed?” Well that is the point — only the law-abiding will be inclined to follow the law ... or the signs. Steve Lewis 21536 Tawawa St. Tawawa

SCARF notes community support


Peerless brings Christmas early to New Choices To the editor: Christmas came early for New Choices in the form of a donation of time and energy from Peerless Machinery Corp. Mike Gniazdowski, Rob Zielsdorf and Tony Cornett brought other staff from Peerless and a team from Noll-Fisher to make much-needed repairs at the shelter. Drains were repaired, window wells were repaired, windows were sealed, and a ceiling light was hung. The results were basement windows that once turned into fountains when it rained hard are instead now dry without a hint of a leak. The dimly lit office now has plenty of light for staff to function well. Oftentimes, individuals and companies think the only way to help a nonprofit is through dollar donations. Though money is certainly always greatly appreciated, the donation of time and energy to assist with much-needed repairs and projects can mean even more. On behalf of myself, my staff and our board of directors, we want to express appreciation to Peerless and commend them for their efforts in being involved in helping our community. We also want to offer a special recognition to Bob Parker of the United Way for helping facilitate the connection between New Choices and Peerless. The efforts of all concerned are appreciated more than you will ever know. Kathy Lindsey Executive Director New Choices Inc.

that we do care as a community about the abused and neglected animals of Shelby County. If it were not for the leadership and dedication of Sheriff Lenhart, Deputy Frey, the Ohio SPCA and all of our local volunteers, none of this could have happened. The Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation (SCARF) is a newly founded 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the initiatives of the Shelby County Animal Shelter. The mission of SCARF is to raise funds to support the Shelby County Animal Shelter in safe adoptions, education and community outreach concerning abused and neglected animals, medical procedures, eliminating euthanasia of adoptable

animals, and maintaining best practices. The most significant need for SCARF over the next few weeks will be securing the financial donations to help with the veterinarian costs and transportation costs related to the rescued puppies. We are urging all individuals who are able and willing to donate to make checks payable to SCARF, P.O. Box 671, Sidney, OH 45365. Monthly financial reports are available to review. SCARF Board of Directors Eric Bar, president Joe Laber, vice president Cheri Dalton, Treasurer Nicole Laber, secretary John Scheu, Julie Ehemann, Ruth Ann Laber, Rob Thorne, Emily Scheu and Kelton Moore

Living in a giving community To the editor: It is wonderful to live and work in such a giving community. On behalf of the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities, I’d like to express our appreciation to the following restaurants for donating to our United Way campaign “gift card giveaway” that occurred Nov. 9 to wrap up our campaign at the Shelby County Board of DD. I appreciated that I could have a conversation with the management at each of these establishments and they were willing to donate without question. We are grateful to Bob Evans, Buffalo Wild Wings, O’Charley’s, Wingers Sports Bar and Grill, Super Subby’s, Doña Cata, Subway on Wapakoneta Avenue, Culver’s and Fricker’s. Nancy Stiefel Director of Early Intervention Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities


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ADULT VOLUNTEER Randy Hoehne assists team “Monkeys” with its next move during the FETCH program recently presented to the sixth-graders at Fort Loramie Elementary School. Students (l-r) on team “Monkeys” include Emma Wilt, Riley Middendorf, Kyla Holthaus, Mitchell Puthoff and Andrew Swob.

Students play game to learn financial management FORT LORAMIE — Lori Albers’ sixth grade math classes at Fort Loramie Elementary School learned to stay out of the financial “doghouse” when local financial professionals visited their classroom recently. Volunteers led the students in a competitive board game called FETCH, (Financial Education Teaches Children Healthy Habits). The board game is set in a dog park, where student teams manage the finances of owning a pet. With each turn, the teams use math skills and devise strategies to stay out of debt and put more money in their savings account, so they can afford the basics like a leash, collar and a bone for their fictional pet. “FETCH is a fun way to teach children the re-

lationship between smart spending and saving for their future goals,” said coordinator Sandy Hoehne. “It’s built on a simple concept, yet requires students to make decisions that have consequences they can understand as in real life. “The students quickly came to realize that building up and maintaining a rainy day fund is a good strategy, as you never know when an unexpected expense may come along and make a serious dent in your savings account.” The winning team for the first session was Team Oscar, comprised of students Seth Barga, Tori Barga, CJ Billing, Tommy Deakle and Jenna Barlage. The winning team for the second session was Team

Archie, comprised of Jake Ratermann, Charles Wray, Carter Mescher, Eli Rosengarten and Gavin Schulze. The Fort Loramie program was presented by school district residents Peggy Drees, Sandy Hoehne and Randy Hoehne. The morning program concluded with a pizza party lunch, sponsored by the Ohio CPA Foundation, Osgood State and Mutual Federal Savings banks. The foundation provides all classroom materials as part of a public service to teach students how to build a foundation for a healthy financial future. More than 1,500 volunteers visited 484 classrooms this year, reaching more than 12,300 students across the state.

FORT LORAMIE — During their November meeting, village council members learned the German Heritage Days Committee has raised funds to build a gazebo in Canal Park. However, before construction begins, ground would need to be leveled and concrete replaced. Council discussed whether to do the work in-house or apply for a grant as a 2014 project. Council agreed to accept the bid of Doug


Gehret to farm the 10 acres of tillable land in Redskin Park. His bid was $325 per acre for three years. The street committee will meet with the finance committee Monday at 7:30 p.m. Along with street projects, a waterline on Elm Street will be considered. The Finance Committee is still working on capital outlay projects. Police Chief Steven

Schaffner reported the Dodge Charger cruiser has received its warranty repairs Also discussed was updating and replacing the village’s Industrial Park sign. It was decided to discuss the sign’s future with the Community Improvement Committee. Otherwise, the village will replace and upgrade the signage. Council’s next regular meeting will be Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.


The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally involve transactions within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Jackson Center Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Cynthia J. Platfoot and Frank R. Platfoot, Jackson’s First Subdivision, exempt. Port Jefferson American Budget Co. to Thomas A. Echemann, two parts lot 27, $22,500. Sidney US Bank NA to First Kolb Properties LLC, Crest Haven Subdivision, lot 3010, $$45,900. Stephen D. Yeager to Stacy M. Yeager, part lot 608, exempt. Sandra L. Downey to

Inc. of Homesales Delaware, William Johnson Subdivision, lot 876, exempt. Deutsche Bank National Trust co., trustee, to EH Pooled Investments LP, two parts lot, 799, $12,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Christina M. Swiger, Heritage Manor Subdivision No. 1, lot 4684, exempt. Julia Ann Bernard (Nuth) to Kevin P. Berner and Jack A. Billing, two parts lot 4641, $90,000. Board Education Sidney to Central Business Enterprises LLC, lots 105 and 106, plus parts vacated alley adjacent and street adjacent, $18,000. Donald E. and Shelby J. Davis to Michael Lawson, part lot 340, Addition, Starett’s $68,600. Jane E. Johnston to Bradley and Tiffany Hammer, lot 2542, $85,000. Sherry R. (McGee) Kronengold to John R.

Johnson and Betty S. Scott, lot 2321, Roy L. Klipstine’s Subdivision, $73,000. Federal National Mortgage Association to Harbour Portfolio VII LP, Quafisi Subdivision, lot 6191, $4,150. Federal National Mortgage Association to Harbour Portfolio VII LP, Qafisi Subdivision, lot 6193, $1,300. Lewis E. Kennedy, estate, to Kim Newhouse, lot 693 and part vacated alley adjacent, $16,500. McLean Township Edward D. and Sherry L. Thompson to Marth M. Holscher, part section 11, 1.276 acres, $220,000. Orange Township Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Greg S. Inderrieden, parts section 34, 1 acre and 1 acre, exempt. Turtle Creek Township Daniel L. and Emma Jane Huelsman to DA and EM Enterprises LLC, part section 30, 28.369 acres, exempt.

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Home prices increase Online registry for scrap metal in most major U.S. cities BY CHRISTOPHER S. prices jumped 20.4 perRUGABER cent over that stretch to Associated Press lead all cities. Prices in Atlanta showed a modest WASHINGTON (AP) 0.1 percent increase, end— Home prices increased ing 26 straight consecuin September in most tive year-over-year major U.S. cities, more ev- declines. idence of a housing recovPrices also rose in Sepery that is providing a lift tember from August in 13 to the fragile economy. cities. Five metro regions Standard & posted declines, while two Poor’s/Case-Shiller re- were unchanged. ported Tuesday that its In Las Vegas, one of the 20-city index of home hardest hit during the prices rose 3 percent in housing crisis, prices inSeptember compared creased 1.4 percent — the with the same month last biggest month-overyear. Prices also gained month gain. Prices rose 3.6 percent in the July- 1.1 percent in Phoenix September quarter com- and Minneapolis. The pared with the same largest decline was in quarter in 2011. Cleveland, where prices Across the nation, fell 0.9 percent. prices increased in 18 of Monthly prices are not 20 cities over the 12- seasonally adjusted, so month period. In Phoenix, some of the declines may

signal the end of the summer buying period. David M. Blitzer, chairman of the Case-Shiller index, said that when adjusting for seasonal factors, only one city showed a decline in September versus two in August. “Despite the seasons, housing continues to improve,” Blitzer said. The S&P/Case-Shiller index covers roughly half of U.S. homes. It measures prices compared with those in January 2000 and creates a threemonth moving average. The September figures are the latest available. Steady increases in home prices have helped drive a modest recovery in the housing market. Rising prices encourage more potential buyers to

come off the sidelines and purchase homes. And more people may put their homes on the market as they gain confidence that they can sell at a good price. Higher home prices can also make homeowners feel wealthier and more likely to spend more. Consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of the U.S. economy. A big reason for the rebound is that the excess supply of homes that built up before the housing crisis has finally thinned out. The number of previously occupied homes available for sale has fallen to a 10-year low. The inventory of new homes is also near the lowest level since 1963.

Emerson celebrates milestone with donation to Upper Valley Career Center PIQUA — Representatives from Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. of Sidney visited the Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua Monday during the Board of Education meeting to present a $1,500 donation as part of the company’s celebration of its 100 millionth scroll compressor milestone and 25th anniversary of Copeland Scroll technology. “The Upper Valley Career Center Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning & Refrigeration program values our strong partnership with Emerson Climate Technologies and we are excited to help celebrate their milestone,” said Scott Naill, high school HVACR instructor for Upper Valley Career Center. “This contest provided an opportunity for all community members to feel a sense of pride in their community and brought together students, parents, staff, and school board members to promote the success of Emerson’s accomplishments.”

The donation comes at the conclusion of a hotly contested global Facebook promotion of painted Copeland Scroll compressors that saw nearly 135,000 total votes and more than 1,100 comments. The contest was designed to celebrate compressor technology and the people who make them. “This contest surpassed all of our expectations and really drew together our employees, our community and the local HVACR programs we support,” said Don Baird, plant manager of Sidney Scroll Operations for Emerson Climate Technologies. “I am very proud of this team and the work we do every day. I am glad we are able to support this program and these students. The HVACR industry needs smart, motivated young people like these to take on the challenges of this growing industry.” Each of the eight Copeland Scroll compressor manufacturing

facilities around the world turned one of their units into art by painting a compressor with a unique design reflecting the plant and local community. Plant employees and local artists from Sidney; Lebanon, Mo.; Natchitoches, La.; Suzhou, China; Rayong, Thailand; Cookstown, Northern Ireland; Reynosa, Mexico; and Welkenraedt, Belgium designed and painted each compressor. Emerson ushered in a new phase of energy efficiency for the HVACR industry with the launch of Copeland Scroll technology in 1987. By 1992, the company had produced 1 million Copeland Scroll compressors. Today, Emerson manufactures Copeland Scroll compressors in eight facilion three continents. ties Copeland Scroll compressors are used by all the major OEM air conditioning and refrigeration system providers in the U.S. as well as many others globally.

School offers food protection program PIQUA — The Upper Valley Career Center Adult Division now offers ServSafe Food Protection Certification classes. The food safety program can help students protect customer health, improve employee performance and preserve business reputations. Upon successful completion participants will receive a certification accredited by the American National Standards Institute

Conference for Food Protection. The two-day class will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 24 and 25 at

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COLUMBUS — Senate Bill 193, which created a mandatory online registry for scrap metal and bulk merchandise container dealers, is now available on Ohio Homeland Security’s website The online registry aims to create an infrastructure within the industry to crack down on scrap theft, thereby protecting Ohio’s infrastructure by focusing on the end point — the dealers and recycling facilities. Whether it is the theft of railroad spikes and rails or copper communication lines, scrap metal theft presents a significant threat to Ohio’s infrastructure. These types of thefts can create disruptions in communication services and dangers to the public. In addition to the online registry, the Department of Public Safety continues to offer training for both law enforcement officers and representatives from the scrap metal industry. The training provides a comprehensive overview of the bill. Attendees will also receive information on how and where to register, what penalties can result for failure to comply with the revised law, and ways to determine if someone may be attempting to scrap stolen property. For more information regarding the training dates and locations, visit If you “See Something, Say Something.” Contact Ohio Homeland Security at (877) OHS-INTEL or for emergencies, call 911.

STOCK MARKET Listed are Tuesday’s stock market prices at closing for firms in the Sidney-Shelby County area traded on the major markets. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Chng. Week -0.03 Alcoa Inc...............8.26 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) +0.20 Applied Ind. Tech38.82 BP PLC ADR......41.35 -0.25 -0.53 Citigroup ............35.04 +0.34 Emerson Elec. Co.49.20 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) Griffon Corp. ........9.81 +0.03 (PF of Clopay Corp., Russia) +0.03 H&R Block Inc...18.12 Honda Motor A.D.R.32.89 -0.63 +0.00 Illinois Toolworks60.54 (Parent company of Peerless) +0.29 JC Penney Co.....17.52 (Store in Piqua) -0.13 JP Morgan Chase40.75 (Former Bank One, Sidney) +0.25 Kroger Co. ..........24.86 (PF of Kroger)

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. Meritor Inc. ..........4.21 +0.04 +0.01 Lear Corp ...........42.63 (PF of C.H. Masland) McDonalds Corp.85.92 -0.32 Radio Shack Corp.2.10 +0.14 Sherwin-Williams157.15 -0.84 +0.01 Sprint ...................5.63 -5.00 Thor Industries..38.60 (PF of Airstream Inc.) +0.08 Time Warner Inc.46.60 (PF of Time Warner Cable) -0.28 U.S. Bancorp ......32.10 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) Walgreen Co.......33.03 -0.04 -0.41 Wal-Mart Stores 69.50 -0.04 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..4.65 YUM! Brands Inc.73.80 +0.17 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER Bob Evans ..........36.68 +0.23 Fifth Third Bancorp14.54 -0.18 00 Peoples Bank .....10.85

A - Refers to Affiliated With PF - Refers to Parent Firm Closing Dow Jones Industrial Averages: This Week: 12,878.13 Change: -89.24 (Quotes courtesy of the Sidney offices of Edward Jones, Erroll Broud, Vance Stewart, Danielle Gilroy-Sielschott and DiAnne Karas, registered investment advisers.)

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Garage sale will consist of clothing items and Artist Greg Brodbeck will be on hand from BigB Original limited edition OSU prints. All other items will be auctioned off. Auction items to include: 1860’s walnut pump organ in working condition, antique sewing machine, huge selection of Snoopy and Peanuts collectibles (some unopened), framed paintings, televisions, antique radio, several record players, several records, a wooden CD rack, 1000’s of baseball cards (some packs unopened), baseball and sports memorabilia to include cereal boxes mostly featuring Cubs and Reds, bicycle, wooden doll house, dishware, suitcases, baskets, household decorations, hot wheels collectibles, antique typewriter, antique Ice Cream truck music box and speakers, set of wheels for a 1997 Toyota Rav 4 in good condition, professional portable ice cream vending coolers, various Home Interior bears, various books and magazines, tons of country music memorabilia, Dell laptop case, Chainsaw, leaf blower, Nazi WW2 items (money, buttons, Nazi officers table cloth and napkins), garden wheelbarrow, tools, circular saw, palm sander & Tipp City pottery. Many more items are being added to this list daily.


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MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Tuesday morning, Nikki M. Jones, 22, 311 W. Parkwood St., was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail on an assault charge and also fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 30 days on an aggravated menacing charge. She will be permitted to continue and complete counseling in lieu of 20 days on each count and if she completes an alcohol intervention program and pays fines and costs in full, the balance of the sentences may be reconsidered. • Michael E. McClellan, 25, 10385 California Drive, was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for one day served, on a domestic violence charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. He will be permitted to complete an anger/rage program in lieu of 19 days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full 10 days jail may be reconsidered. • James P. Lemaster, 24, 333 1/2 S. Miami Ave., was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 32 days in jail with credit for two days served on an amended criminal mischief charge. He will be permitted to continue and complete counseling in lieu of 20 days jail and if restitution of $50.21 and fines and costs are paid in full, the remaining 10 days may be reconsidered. • Shelby J. Callahan, 45, of Carleton, Mich., was fined $375 and costs, sentenced to five days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for six months for driving while under the influence. Jail may be reconsidered if he completes an alcohol intervention program and pays fines and costs in full. • Dylan J. Starbuck, 75, of Piqua, was fined $375 and costs, sentenced to 105 days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for six months for driving while under the influence. He will be permitted to continue and complete counseling in lieu of 100 days jail and if he completes an alcohol intervention program and pays fines and costs in full, the balance of the jail time may be reconsidered. • David C. Shuman, 38, 409 Jefferson St., was fined $150 and costs on a charge of failing to stop after an accident that was amended to disorderly conduct. He was also fined $150 for failure to control the vehicle. • Sammy R. Rine, 38, of New Carlisle, was fined $250 and costs on a commercial speeding charge. • Randall C. Hammer,

47, 333 Enterprise Ave., was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to six months in jail, with credit for one day served, on a theft charge and was also fined $1,000 and sentenced to six months on a drug abuse charge. The court suspended $750 of the fine. He will be permitted to continue and complete counseling in lieu of 60 days jail and if all fines and costs are paid in full, 10 days of each sentence may be reconsidered. He must report to jail to serve the remaining 169 and 110 days of the sentences to be served consecutively. • Roger D. Egbert, 38, 450 Riverside Drive, was fined $250 and costs and ordered to serve 40 hours of community service on a driving while under suspension charge. Community service may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Nicholas Cundiff, 32, 524 Chestnut Ave., was fined $850 and costs, sentenced to 215 days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for 730 days for his third driving while under the influence offense within six years. The court suspended 55 days of the jail sentence on condition he completes two years probation and he may be evaluated for drug and alcohol abuse in lieu of 100 days jail. Thirty days may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. He must report to jail for 30 days. • Joseph K. Burks Jr., 23, 11603 State Route 362, Minster, was fined $850 and costs, sentenced to 90 days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for six months for his third driving while under the influence offense within six months. He will be permitted to continue counseling in lieu of 30 days jail and 30 days may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. He must report to jail for 30 days. • Jeffrey S. Shofner, 25, of New Lebanon, was ordered held for action of the Shelby County Common Pleas court on felony charges of trafficking in drugs and two counts of possession of criminal tools. Theft charges against Brandon M. Engley, 24, 600 N. Main Ave., were dismissed at the request of the law director. In Municipal Court Monday, Judge Duane Goettemoeller fined Paul Butler, 23, 301 W. Main St., Anna, $200 and costs and sentenced him to six months in jail in a domestic violence case. The court will suspend 90 days of the sentence if he completes the Halfway House program as or-

dered by the Shelby County Common Pleas Court and if fines and costs are paid in full, the balance of the jail sentence may be reconsidered. A contempt of court citation was dismissed as he was serving a prison sentence at the time. • Nicholas A. Boos, 37, 514 Fourth Ave., was sentenced to five days in jail previously ordered and also sentenced to 30 days jail for contempt of court in a driving while under the influence case. • Brittany M. Develvis, 24, 5114 KnoopJohnston Road, was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail for diving while under restrictions. If restitution and fines and costs are paid in full, jail may be reconsidered. A restitution hearing will be held Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. • Michael A. Sharp, 20, 240 Third Ave., was fined $75 and costs for driving without a license and also fined $30 for speeding. • Linda R. Hines, 20, 345 E. Court St., was fined $30 and costs for speeding. • Tyler J. Levi, 19, of Wapakoneta was fined $110 and costs for speeding. • Tamica L. Petty, 33, 1020 Maple St., was fined $20 and costs for speeding. • Benjamin R. Kasper, 19, of Cincinnati, was fined $30 and costs on a speeding charge. Court fines These people recently paid fines and costs totaling $135 (unless noted) on a variety of charges as follows: Blake Goins, 21, 305 S. Vandemark Road, expired license plates, $136. Frederick C. Hilyard, 33, 217 S. Wilkinson Ave., traffic light, $136. Bradley A. McMaken, 18, 109 Highland Ave., Russia, speeding, $125. Christine I. Oberdorf, 42, 15135 Timberwood Lane, Minster, speeding. Jeremy S. Hamilton, 21, 2471 Tawawa-Maplewood road, speeding. Lacresha J. Clark, 37, 9061 Pasco-Montra Road, speeding. Robert J. Luckey II, 54, 10255 Hardin-Wapakoneta Road, speeding. Logan M. Weiskittel, 18, 12824 Sidney-Freyburg Road, Anna, reasonable control, $136. Misty D. Church, 32, 21350 Maplewood Road, Maplewood, seatbelt, $116. Terence L. Griver, 54, 12 Settlers Lane, Minster, seatbelt, $116. Jodi L. Greve, 30, 107


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Wednesday’s sunset..5:12 p.m. Thursday’s sunrise.....7:39 a.m. Thursday’s sunset......5:12 p.m.

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factors. If a person on Coumadin eats foods high in the vitamin, that person can overcome Coumadin’s action to prevent clots from forming. High vitamin K foods include broccoli, spinach, turnip greens, collards, Brussels sprouts and salad greens. Reasonable amounts are not forbidden; you simply have to be consistent in your daily use of those foods. Your blood test will show how thin the blood is and will tell you if you are eating too many vitamin K foods. Medicines other than Coumadin work well in preventing clot formation in people with atrial fibrillation. Pradaxa (dabigatran) is

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Nov. 28, 1912 Following the regular drill at the armory last evening, the membership of Co. L. enjoyed a goose supper with all accessories at the armory under the direction of Chief Cook McLain and his assistants. These occasional dinners are features inaugurated by Capt. Van Riper and they are enjoyed by the men. ——— The B.Y.M.C. basketball team will journey to Piqua Thanksgiving and play their opening game with the Agoga team there. The B.Y.M.C. has a very strong team this year and are sure of winning their first battle. The lineup is: Harry Glaser, center; Alfred Mosey, left forward; Paul Smith, right forward; Leroy Bland, left guard; Damon Quinn, right guard; Arnold Smith, sub. All those going along down be at the depot at 7:30 p.m.

75 years Nov. 28, 1937 Postmaster William B. Swonger has been advised by Postmaster General James A. Farley that the Sidney post office is among the group selected in the United States for making a special enumeration by a house-to- house canvass on certain routes to test nationally the degree of response to the voluntary registration that was conducted by the Postal Department during the week of Nov. 15. ——— The Anna Board of Education yesterday awarded the contract for the construction of a new school building in that village to Clarence L. Knowlton of Bellefontaine. The low bid was for $106,700. Other bids ranged upward to $129,000. The new school will replace the one seriously damaged by the earthquakes last spring. ——— The entire personnel of the Montgomery Ward store of Piqua joined the Sidney store personnel, with their families as guests, for a Thanksgiving party in the Rose Room of the Ohio Building. H.C. Tahl, local store manager, and R.C. Corbin, senior department head of the Sidney store, headed the committee in charge of the party.

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proud of. Then make a list of all the GOOD things you have together, and forgive your wife for making some painful mistakes in the past that she was too ashamed to tell you. It certainly beats divorcing a woman you love over something she can’t change. If that doesn’t work, then you’d be wise to seek marriage counseling. DEAR ABBY: My wife verbally abuses me constantly. We have an 11-month-old child, which is the only reason I tolerate it. While I try hard not to curse back, once in a while I end up doing so. I have sought professional help to cope with her behavior, but the suggestions haven’t helped much. The situa-

tion is becoming unbearable, and I don’t see it changing any time soon. What should I do? — UNBEARABLE IN VIRGINIA DEAR UNBEARABLE: The suggestions haven’t helped because you weren’t the person who needed the professional help; your wife does. In a moment when she is calm, tell her that as much as you care about her and your child, you do not intend to spend the rest of your life being her verbal whipping boy, and if she doesn’t get help for her anger issues, you will leave. If she refuses, you should follow through and make sure you get equal custody, if not more, because her volatility could be harmful to your child.

50 years Nov. 28, 1962 ANNA — The residents of the village of Anna will get a Christmas gift again this year in the form of a paid electric bill. The board of public affairs of the village at its regular meeting authorized giving the Decemlight bills to ber residents provided their previous bills are paid in full. ——— Willis Harlamert was named president of the Shelby County Home Builders Association at a meeting Tuesday night in Compromise Grange Hall, Hardin. Other officers are Clyde Taylor, vice president, Sam Milligan, secand Ralph retary, Thaman, treasurer. Lewis Meyers is executive secretary.

25 years Nov. 28, 1987 Bob Schul, the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in the 5,000 meter run, recalled the highlights of his career Tuesday afternoon during a wellness seminar held at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. Schul, who began his running career by chasing cows on the family farm near West Milton, stressed the important of staying active — a practice that is beneficial to the mind as well as the body. He also spoke about the changing face of athletics in terms of money, steroids and a process called blood doping. ——— Student and staff at Holy Angels Elementary School are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the current building at 120 E. Water Street. Holy Angels Catholic Church actually started a school 120 years ago at about the same location on South Main Avenue and Water Street. There were 20 students. The congregation had started just 10 years previously as a mission church.

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Houston evens mark, tops JC JACKSON CENTER — Houston pulled away from Jackson Center steadily throughout and beat the Lady Tigers in County girls basketball action here Tuesday, 4838. The victory evened the Lady Wildcats at 1-1 overall and put them 1-0 in the league. Jackson drops to 0-2 and 0-1. Houston led just 7-5 after a quarter but increased the lead to six at the half and seven after three quarters. Macy Stang led the Lady Wildcats with 13 and Kortney Phipps added 12. Freshman Peyton Esser, who scored 15 points in just one half of play in the junior varsity game, also led the JC varsity team with 12 points. NOTE — Houston will host Lehman on Thursday, with the varsity game starting at 7 p.m. There will be no junior varsity game. Houston (48) Phipps 6-0-12; Maier 3-0-6; Gilkeson 2-1-5; A. Stang 2-0-4; Cox 1-0-2; Booher 2-2-6; M. Stang 6-1-13. Totals: 22-4-48 Jackson Center (38) Schaub 1-0-2; Esser 5-1-12; Elchert 0-1-1; Meyer 4-1-9; Fogt 0-11; Zimpfer 4-0-8; Metz 2-0-5. Totals: 16-4-38. Score by quarters: Houston ..........................7 23 35 48 Jackson Center...............5 17 28 38 Three-pointers: Houston 0, JC 2 (Esser, Metz). Records: Houston 1-1, JC 0-2. Reserve score: JC 45, Houston 27.


Loramie girls win 2nd straight FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie made it two straight over Midwest Athletic Conference opponents, and both games went down to the wire, the Lady Redskins edging New Knoxville Tuesday 55-51 in non-league play. The Lady Redskins go to 20 on the season and hand New Knoxville its first loss after the Lady Rangers won the Lima Bath Tip-Off Tournament over the weekend. The key for Loramie was a big first quarter which saw a 17-7 bulge when it was over. The Lady Rangers cut the lead to six by the half, but Loramie put it back to nine at 39-30 after three periods. The Lady Redskins then held off the visitors in the final period. Darian Rose had 15 points and Hallie Benanzer 12 for

County girls Basketball standings League All W-L W-L Anna . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 2-0 Russia . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 2-1 Houston. . . . . . . . . 1-0 1-1 Loramie. . . . . . . . . 0-0 2-0 Botkins . . . . . . . . . 0-1 1-1 Fairlawn . . . . . . . . 0-1 0-2 Jackson Center . . . 0-1 0-2 Tuesday’s scores Anna 83, Fairlawn 32 Russia 48, Botkins 37 Houston 48, Jackson Center 38 Non-league Loramie 55, New Knoxville 52

Fort Loramie. Point guard Meg Westerheide dished out seven assists and Rose added four. Rose also led with five rebounds, three at the offensive end. New Knoxville had a onetwo punch in Haley Horstman and Paige Lehman. Horstman had 21 on 10-for-16 shooting from the field, and Lehman added 19 and missed only two of her 10 shots from the floor. She also pulled down nine rebounds. New Knoxville (51) Horstman 1-0-21; Schroer 2-0-6; Magoto 2-0-5; Lehman 8-3-19. Totals: 22-3-51. Fort Loramie (55) Turner 0-3-3; Imwalle 3-0-7; Benanzer 5-0-12; Rose 5-5-15; Holdheide 2-0-4; Meyer 3-0-6; Ordean 4-0-8. Totals: 22-8-55. Score by quarters: New Knoxville ................7 21 30 51 Fort Loramie.................17 27 39 55 Three-pointers: NK 4 (Schroer 2, Horstman, Magoto); Loramie Benanzer 2, Imwalle) Records: Fort Loramie 2-0, New Knoxville 2-1.

—— Anna rolls 83-32 Fairlawn stayed close to Anna for a quarter, but it was all Lady Rockets after that in SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg an 83-32 verdict in County girls basketball action at Fair- HOUSTON’S MONIQUE Booher tries to keep the ball away from Courtney Zimpfer of Jackson lawn Tuesday. Center in County girls basketball action Tuesday at Jackson Center. Houston won the game Anna goes to 2-0 with the to even its record at 1-1. win, including 1-0 in the league. Fairlawn is now 0-2 Landis 1-1-3; Rioch 3-0-6; Noffsinger vantage and stayed out front point guard Lauren Heaton 1-0-3. Totals: 32-10-83. and 0-1. in beating Botkins 48-37 added 10. Fairlawn (32) Anna led just 19-13 after a For Botkins, Logan Pitts Slonkosky 1-0-2; Roe 4-2-10; Tuesday here. quarter but outscored the Watkins 2-0-4; Driscoll 0-1-1; DudgThe win puts Russia at 1-0 had 14 points. Russia (48) Lady Jets 32-6 in the second eon 0-2-2; Cummings 6-0-13. Totals: in the league and 2-1 overall. Borchers 1-1-3; Wilson 4-1-9; quarter to make it 51-19 at 13-5-32. Botkins is 0-1 and 1-1. Kearns 3-1-7; Sherman 0-1-1; Heaton Score by quarters: the half. Botkins was up 19-15 mid- 3-3-10; Meyer 3-0-6; Daniel 3-4-12. Anna .............................19 51 71 83 Erica Huber drained five way through the second pe- Totals: 17-11-48. Fairlawn .......................13 19 21 32 Botkins (37) three-pointers and scored 21 Three-pointers: Anna 6 (Huber riod, but the Lady Raiders Koch 2-0-4; McCullough 1-3-5; points to lead the winners and 5, Ch. Bensman); Fairlawn 1 (Cum- scored 13 of the final 15 points Kramer 2-0-4; Bergman 2-2-8; Lane mings) of the quarter to take a 28-21 1-0-2; Pitts 3-8-14. Totals: 11-13-37. Natalie Billing added 16. Records: Anna 2-0, Fairlawn 0-2. halftime lead. For Fairlawn, Olivia CumScore by quarters: —— “We couldn’t get anything Russia..............................7 28 36 48 mings had 13 and Abby Roe Russia tops Botkins going offensively because of Botkins..........................10 21 27 37 10. Three-pointers: Russia 3 (Daniel Anna (83) BOTKINS — In the third their length,” Botkins coach 2, Heaton); Botkins 2 (Bergman 2). A. Bensman 4-0-8; Huber 7-3-22; County game of the night, Don Mack said. Records: Russia 2-1, Botkins 1-1. Kayla Blankenship 2-0-4; Ch. BensTaylor Daniel led Russia Reserve score: Russia 28, man 3-0-7; Krista Blankenship 2-1-5; Russia used a 13-2 run in the Billing 6-4-16; C. Bensman 3-2-8; second quarter to gain the ad- with 12 points and freshman Botkins 25.

Meyer wants angry Buckeyes next year COLUMBUS (AP) — The very last thing Urban Meyer wants from his second Ohio State team is for it to rest on the laurels of his first one. “If they’re not angry but complacent, this team is as average as dirt,” Meyer said Monday when discussing what he wants from his 2013 team. The Buckeyes ended their season prematurely on Saturday with a 26-21 victory over archrival Michigan, running the table in Meyer’s first season back in his home state and back in coaching after a one-year hiatus. Ohio State isn’t going anywhere in the postseason due to NCAA sanctions stemming from the tattoo scandal which rocked the program of deposed coach Jim Tressel. One thing Meyer will not abide in 2013 is a team that doesn’t have an ‘edge’ to it. That’s where this year’s bowl ban might just enter the conversation. “My concern here is complacency. We have to make sure that doesn’t take place,” he said. “We need an angry team next year. If we have to

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OHIO STATE head coach Urban Meyer watches the action against Nebraska this season. manufacture that, we will. to push the right buttons to Whether it’s something was get an angry team.” taken from them, we’re going He added, “Just like any to use that. We’re going to try team, if you don’t have a chip

on your shoulder, you’ll lose like that.” For emphasis, he snapped his fingers twice. Meyer has already met with his staff about how to light a fire under those returning from a surprising team that posted only the sixth perfect season in school history. Incredibly, it followed a year in which the Buckeyes were only 6-7, the most losses at the school in a season since ‘97 — 1897. Many of the players — those who have used up their eligibility and those with plenty of time left — look at the season just completed as a waystation more than a milestone. “It sets the standard pretty high,” departing wide receiver/tight end Jake Stoneburner said. “I don’t think anyone thought coach Meyer would come in and turn it around like he did. It’s crazy to think we went undefeated.” The Buckeyes lose at least six starters on defense and three on offense, plus punter Ben Buchanan. The major losses on offense are right tackle Reid Fragel

and Stoneburner. On defense, Ohio State must replace lineman John Simon and fullback/linebacker Zach Boren‚ — whom Meyer has called “the heart and soul of the team” — along with fellow linemen Garrett Goebel and Nathan Williams, linebacker Storm Klein, safety Orhian Johnson and cornerback Travis Howard. “We have almost the whole offense coming back,” linebacker Ryan Shazier said. “We’re looking at a lot of new guys on defense but we have a lot of guys who are rotating in so it’s not like we’re throwing in a new, fresh person in there.” Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and cornerback Bradley Roby will likely look into leaving a year early to go into the NFL draft. Meyer said he will counsel them if and when they come to him. Star quarterback Braxton Miller will likely be one of the Heisman Trophy front-runners next year as a junior. But he will also be challenged. See MEYER/Page 14


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Media names OSU’s Miller to first team Coaches pick Martinez ahead of him PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — Career touchdown leader Montee Ball of Wisconsin was selected the Big Ten’s top running back for the second straight year and was a first-team all-conference pick by both the coaches and media. The announcement Monday came two days after he became the NCAA’s all-time leader in touchdowns. He set the record with his 79th TD when he scored on a 17-yard run Saturday against Penn State. With 1,528 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns this season, it was hardly a surprise that the coaches and media both picked Ball. They also went with conference rushing leader Le’Veon Bell of Michigan State (1,648 yards), but they were split at quarterback. The media went with Ohio State’s Braxton Miller and the coaches choosing Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez. Miller got the top QB award. The coaches and

media also agreed on the top receivers, going with Penn State’s Allen Robinson and Wisconsin’s Jared Abbrederis at receiver. Rounding out the first team on offense for the coaches was Penn State’s Matt Stankiewitch at center; Michigan’s Patrick Omameh, Nebraska’s Spencer Long and Penn State’s John Urschel at guard; Michigan’s Taylor Lewan and Wisconsin’s Rick Wagner at tackle; Jacob Pedersen of Wisconsin at tight end; and Northwestern’s Jeff Budzien at kicker. On defense, the coaches went with Ohio State’s Johnathan Hankins and John Simon along with Jordan Hill of Penn State and Purdue’s Kawann Short on the line; Michigan State’s Max Bullough, Penn State’s Michael Mauti and Wisconsin’s Chris Borland at linebacker; Iowa’s Micah Hyde, Michigan State’s Johnny Adams and Darqueze Dennard along with Ohio State’s Bradley

Roby at defensive back; and Michigan State’s Mike Sadler at punter. Rounding out the first-team picks on offense by the media was Wisconsin’s Travis Frederick at center; Long and Ohio State’s Andrew Norwell at guard; Lewan and Wagner at tackle; Penn State’s Kyle Carter at tight end; and Nebraska’s Brett Maher at kicker. On defense, the media selected Nebraska’s Eric Martin, Simon, Hill and Short on the line; Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier, Mauti and Wisconsin’s Mike Taylor at linebacker; Hyde, NeDaimion braska’s Stafford; Ohio State’s Travis Howard and Roby at defensive back; and Michigan’s Will Hagerup at punter. Other individual award winners were Robinson (receiver), Pedersen (tight end), Lewan lineman), (offensive Simon (defensive lineman), Mauti (linebacker), Hyde (defensive back), Maher (kicker) and Hagerup (punter).

29,297 deer checked on first day of gun season Shelby County sees big increase over 2011 COLUMBUS — Hunters checked 29,297 white-tailed deer on Monday, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Monday’s total represents a 24.1 percent increase from 2011, when rain-soaked hunters harvested 23,600 deer. Counties reporting the highest numbers of deer checked in 2012: Coshocton (1,199), Muskingum (1,102), Tuscarawas (1,091), Guernsey (858), Harrison (845), Knox (830), Ashtabula (816), Licking (805), Carroll (776) and Washington (747). The top three counties were unchanged from 2011. The deer-gun season remains open through Sunday, Dec. 2. It will reopen for an additional two days, Saturday and

Adams: 478 (395); Allen: 122 (67); Ashland: 497 (330); Ashtabula: 816 (609); Athens: 602 (505); Auglaize: 107 (50); Belmont: 674 (629); Brown: 334 (244); Butler: 100 (31); Carroll: 776 (620); Champaign: 163 (112); Clark: 61 (43); Clermont: 268 (150); Clinton: 115 (61); Columbiana: 603 (485); Coshocton: 1,199 (1,197); Crawford: 164 (118); Cuyahoga: 5 (4); Darke: 91 (37); Defiance: 340 (261); Delaware: 175 (120); Erie: 61 (24); Fairfield: 325 (298); Fayette: 35 (21); Franklin: 53 (35); Fulton: 151 (109); Gallia: 523 (465); Geauga: 157 (153); Greene: 98 (40); Guernsey: 858 (816);

Hamilton: 59 (18); Hancock: 174 (105); Hardin: 148 (104); Harrison: 845 (882); Henry: 123 (78); Highland: 448 (299); Hocking: 664 (602); Holmes: 739 (617); Huron: 381 (284); Jackson: 463 (402); Jefferson: 649 (546); Knox: 830 (719); Lake: 55 (38); Lawrence: 342 (382); Licking: 805 (616); Logan: 234 (162); Lorain: 202 (167); Lucas: 26 (34); Madison: 39 (35); Mahoning: 242 (101); Marion: 111 (66); Medina: 202 (110); Meigs: 527 (499); Mercer: 100 (51); Miami: 54 (22); Monroe: 536 (532); Montgomery: 42 (16); Morgan: 587 (458); Morrow: 280 (178); Muskingum: 1,102 (964); Noble: 568 (584); Ottawa: 24 (18); Paulding: 191 (128); Perry: 587 (477); Pickaway: 168 (124); Pike: 294 (246); Portage: 189 (144); Preble: 82 (46); Putnam: 108 (46); Richland: 471 (434); Ross: 495 (385); Sandusky: 70 (58); Scioto: 303 (278); Seneca: 254 (148); SHELBY: 155 (87); Stark: 253 (153); Summit: 43 (22); Trumbull: 471 (315); Tuscarawas: 1,091 (896); Union: 119 (76); Van Wert: 76 (45); Vinton: 544 (468); Warren: 129 (66); Washington: 747 (503); Wayne: 245 (167); Williams: 354 (299); Wood: 67 (47); Wyandot: 239 (224). Total: 29,297 (23,600).


The following hunters checked in deer Monday and Tuesday at Meyer’s Garage in Newport: Robert Osteen, Fort Loramie, doe, Shelby; Dale Siegel, Fort Loramie, 11-point, Shelby; Jonah Counts, Houston, 8point, Shelby; James Dunn Jr., Piqua, 6-point, Shelby; Denny Monnin, Russia, doe, Shelby; Grace Meyer, Covington, doe, Shelby; Alex Monnin, Russia, button buck, Shelby; Chris Timmerman, Russia, doe, Shelby; Luke Cain, St. Mays, button, buck, Shelby; Harold Meyer, St. Marys, 8-point, Shelby; Brad Grilliot, Houston, 8-point, Shelby; Roger Schlater, Versailles, doe, Champaign; Stan Schlater, Versailes, button, buck, Champaign; Stacy Monnin, Russia, doe, Shelby; Jacob Brancsum, Sidney, 9-point, Shelby; Tony Pleiman, Sidney, doe, Shelby; Brad Wooddell, Piqua, button buck, Shelby; Tom Scully, Troy, doe, Shelby; Steven Chester, Houston, doe, Shelby; Dylan Aselage, Minster,

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button buck, Shelby; Corey Griesdorn, North Star, 6-point, Shelby; Kyle Griesdorn, North Star, 7-point, Shelby; Alan Kremer, Fort Loramie, doe, Shelby; Ben Riesenbeck, Houston, 7point, Shelby; Gary Meyer, Sidney, button buck, Shelby; Ryan Cain, Troy, doe, Shelby. David Lavey, Piqua, 10point, Shelby; Forest Pence, Houston, 9-point, Shelby; William Theis, Sidney, 8-point, Shelby; Joseph Theis, Sidney, doe, Shelby; Matt Shappie, Russia, doe, Shelby; Richard Goubeaux, Russia, doe, Shelby; Mac Leist, Houston, 10-point, Shelby; Jason Stangel, Piqua, doe, Shelby; Matthew Clayton, doe, Logan; Charles Miller, Jr.,

Sidney, button buck, Shelby; Roger Schlater, Versailles, 6point, Shelby; Josh Siegel, Fort Loramie, doe, Shelby; Alec Gavit, North Star, button buck, Shelby; Don Grisez, Houston, 8-point, Shelby; Jason Sherman, Houston, doe, Shelby; Andy Seger, Fort Loramie, button buck, Shelby; Adam Gehret, Fort Loramie, doe, Shelby; Travis Reeves, Port Jefferson, doe, Shelby; Ben Sherman, Sidney, doe, Shelby; Richard Puthoff, Versailles, 11point, Darke; Danny Woods, Sidney, 5-point, Shelby; Paul Gaier II, Fort Loramie, 10point, Shelby; Jared Bruns, Versailles, doe, Shelby; James Meyer, Houston, doe, Shelby.

MEYER “If he becomes the best (in fundamentals) in America I think he will be the best quarterback in America,” Meyer said. “It’ll be comical what he’ll do. But he’s not there yet.” With an exemplary crop of seniors leaving, that means it’s up to the rest to follow their lead. Adolphus Washington, a freshman who forced a key fumble in the Michigan game, will likely take over for Simon. “That was the hardest group of workers I’ve ever seen in my life,” he said of the seniors. “It’s a foundation to keep the tradition going, to just keep working hard.” Meyer, meanwhile, is energized by what his

From Page 13 players accomplished. He had twice stepped aside while the head coach at Florida, citing health and family issues. Some thought he was another Type A personality who burned out. He said he learned a lot from the faith and trust his players had in the coaches. Meyer also said he had changed from the workaholic coach who was obsessed with his team and all but forgot about his family during a season. Before taking the Ohio State job, his two college-age daughters, Nicole and Gigi, his son in middle-school, Nate, and his wife, Shelley, made him sign a contract on a pink sheet of

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Bucks face Duke tonight COLUMBUS (AP) — Thad Matta jokes that he has a secret weapon going into No. 4 Ohio State’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge showdown on Wednesday night at No. 2 Duke. Greg Paulus, in his second year as the Buckeyes’ video coordinator, was one of the Blue Devils’ patented scrappy point guards from 200609. He’s diagrammed where all the dead spots are on the floor at legendary Cameron Indoor Stadium. “He’s got it all mapped out,” Matta said, trying to hold back a grin. “There’s a big chart with pins stuck in it.” Instead of the nuances of the old gym, the Buckeyes are concerned more with how they play and how that measures up against the mighty Blue Devils in a key game for both teams. To get ready for the trip — and for a date with Cameron Indoor’s famously loud and boisterous students —Matta had loud crowd noise blaring during practice this week. That’s about the only concession the Buckeyes have made to the game beyond a series of hard practices. Hanging over the matchup is the specter of last year’s meeting between the teams. When No. 3 Duke played at second-ranked Ohio State, the Buckeyes couldn’t do anything

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OHIO STATE coach Thad Matta argues a call during an exhibition game in Columbus on Oct. 30. Matta takes his Buckeyes up against Duke tonight. wrong and the Blue Devils could do nothing right. Ohio State scored the first 11 points, led by 19 at the half and was on top by as many as 25 in what ended up as an 8563 landslide. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said his team was tired and overwhelmed. “Sometimes you just get your butt kicked,” Krzyzewski said after the blowout. “We were getting our butt kicked. I’ve had my butt kicked before. We’ve kicked some butt. Tonight my

butt’s sore.” As forgettable as that night was for the Blue Devils, it became a constant reminder to the Buckeyes (4-0). Throughout a 31-8 season that took them all the way to the Final Four, when things got tough they would fall back on what they did against Duke. “I wouldn’t say that game was easy,” guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said. “I just think it was a defining moment for our team. Coach (Matta) talks all the time about

five guys being connected. It doesn’t matter what team we would have played that game. I don’t think anybody could have beaten us we were so connected. No one cared about anything other than winning that basketball game. “Everybody had a job to do and everybody was focused on their job only.” course, Ohio Of State’s players have played in a lot of difficult places, from Allen Fieldhouse in Kansas to Michigan State’s Breslin Center and dozens of others. But a good performance at Cameron Indoor still counts for a lot. “We have a lot of guys like Lenzelle, myself, Deshaun (Thomas) and Evan Ravenel who have been in (difficult) situations and understand what it’s like. Some of the younger guys have been there but haven’t experienced playing in it,” point guard Aaron Craft said. “We need to solidify ourselves as a basketball team, solidify our identity and understand as crazy as it’s going to be down there — we’re going to play in some crazy atmospheres this year — it is still a basketball game. It’s going to come down to execution and what we have practiced up to this point. Hopefully we can have enough mental toughness to do it.”

SCOREBOARD 4 3. Michigan . . . . . . 5-0 1,421 4. Ohio St. . . . . . . 4-0 1,416 3 2 5. Louisville . . . . . . 5-1 1,347 High school 6. Syracuse. . . . . . . 4-0 1,323 6 7 7. Florida . . . . . . . . 5-0 1,227 High school sports 8 8. Kentucky . . . . . . 4-1 1,180 TONIGHT 9. Arizona. . . . . . . . 3-0 1,076 10 Girls basketball 10. Kansas . . . . . . . 4-1 937 12 Beavercreek at Sidney 11. Creighton . . . . . 6-0 926 14 —— 12. Gonzaga . . . . . . 6-0 854 17 THURSDAY 13. Michigan St. . . 5-1 818 15 Girls basketball 9 14. North Carolina 5-1 718 Lehman at Houston 15. Oklahoma St.. . 5-0 668 20 Indian Lake at Botkins 16. Missouri . . . . . . 5-1 665 13 Troy Christian at New Bremen 17. Cincinnati . . . 6-0 571 22 Versailles at Tipp City 18. NC State . . . . . 4-1 553 16 West Liberty at Riverside 19. Colorado . . . . . . 5-0 478 23 —— 20. Georgetown . . . 4-1 257 — FRIDAY 21. Minnesota . . . . 6-1 197 — Boys basketball 22. Illinois . . . . . . . 7-0 185 — Minster at Lehman 23. San Diego St. . . 4-1 182 25 Fairlawn at Anna 24. UNLV . . . . . . . . 3-1 175 18 Botkins at Ben Logan Tip-Off 25. New Mexico . . . 6-0 141 — Riverside at Ben Logan Tip-Off Others receiving votes: AlaFort Loramie at New Knoxville bama 108, Wichita St. 99, UConn Houston at Jackson Center 93, UCLA 85, Pittsburgh 55, OreAllen East at New Bremen gon 44, Notre Dame 42, Memphis —— 23, Butler 20, Wisconsin 16, CaliSATURDAY fornia 12, Florida St. 10, Saint Boys basketball Joseph's 9, Ohio 8, Marquette 7, Sidney at Beavercreek Murray St. 5, Temple 5, Baylor 4, Lehman at Ridgemont Tennessee 3, Colorado St. 1, VCU 1. Botkins at Ben Logan Tip-Off —— Riverside at Ben Logan Tip-Off USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll Ansonia at Fort Loramie Record Pts Pvs Newton at Houston 1 1. Indiana (27) . . . . 6-0 769 St. Henry at Russia 5 2. Duke (4) . . . . . . . 6-0 723 Spencerville at Minster Troy Christian at New Bremen 4 3. Michigan . . . . . . 5-0 691 Celina at Versailles 4. Ohio St. . . . . . . 4-0 689 3 Girls basketball 5. Syracuse. . . . . . . 4-0 630 6 Lehman at Minster 2 6. Louisville . . . . . . 5-1 615 Jackson Center at Russia 8 7. Florida . . . . . . . . 5-0 573 Riverside at Botkins 7 8. Kentucky . . . . . . 4-1 557 Versailles at Covington 9. Arizona. . . . . . . . 3-0 520 10 Celina at New Bremen 10. Kansas . . . . . . . 4-1 484 11 Anna at Houston 11. Creighton . . . . . 6-0 463 12 Fort Loramie at Fairlawn 12. Gonzaga . . . . . . 6-0 440 16 13. North Carolina 5-1 355 9 OOTBALL 14. Michigan St. . . 5-1 320 19 15. Missouri . . . . . . 5-1 319 14 State championships 16. Cincinnati . . . 6-0 295 20 17. Oklahoma St.. . 5-0 261 22 High school football 18. N.C. State. . . . . 4-1 240 15 State championship games 19. Colorado . . . . . . 5-0 172 — Division I Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Canton 20. UNLV . . . . . . . . 3-1 144 18 21. San Diego St. . . 4-1 139 25 Fawcett Stadium Toledo Whitmer (14-0) vs. 22. Illinois . . . . . . . 7-0 103 — Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (11- 23. New Mexico . . . 6-0 68 — 3) 24. UCLA . . . . . . . . 4-2 62 13 Division II 25. Georgetown . . . 4-1 56 — Friday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., MassilOthers receiving votes: Minlon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium nesota 48, Pittsburgh 41, Alabama Toledo Central Catholic (13-1) 38, UConn 38, Notre Dame 36, vs. Trotwood-Madison (12-2) Florida State 26, Wisconsin 24, Division III Memphis 16, Wichita State 16, CalSaturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m., Can- ifornia 14, Murray State 13, Kansas ton Fawcett Stadium State 12, Oregon 12, Ohio 10, Saint Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (122) vs. Bellevue (13-1) Division IV Friday, Nov. 30, 3 p.m., Canton Fawcett Stadium St. Clairsville (14-0) vs. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (14-0) Division V Saturday, Dec. 1, 3 p.m., Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Kirtland (14-0) vs. Coldwater (14-0) Division VI Friday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m., Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Newark Catholic (12-2) vs. Marion Local (12-2)



Joseph's 10, Saint Mary's 8, Butler 5, Tennessee 5, Marquette 4, Baylor 3, Maryland 2, VCU 2, Colorado State 1, Davidson 1, Mississippi 1, Texas 1. USA Today/ESPN Women's Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN Women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 26, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Stanford (21) . . . 6-0 765 1 2 2. Connecticut (9) . 5-0 748 3. Baylor (1) . . . . . . 5-1 716 3 4 4. Duke. . . . . . . . . . 4-0 675 5 5. Notre Dame . . . . 4-0 647 6. Louisville . . . . . . 7-0 611 6 7 7. Penn State . . . . . 5-0 584 8. Kentucky . . . . . . 4-1 547 8 9 9. Georgia. . . . . . . . 7-0 527 10. Maryland . . . . . 3-1 496 10 11. California . . . . . 5-0 476 11 12. Oklahoma . . . . 5-1 383 13 13. Purdue . . . . . . . 5-1 363 12 14. Tennessee. . . . . 4-1 361 15 15. St. John's . . . . . 4-1 286 16 16. Ohio State . . . 4-1 285 17 17. Oklahoma St.. . 4-0 272 18 18. Texas . . . . . . . . 4-0 218 21 19. Nebraska . . . . . 5-1 205 20 20. Kansas . . . . . . . 5-0 151 23 21. UCLA . . . . . . . . 3-1 137 22 22. Dayton . . . . . . 6-0 113 25 93 14 23. West Virginia . . 3-2 24. South Carolina 7-0 88 — 70 24 25. Texas A&M . . . 3-3 Others receiving votes: North Carolina 47, Iowa State 43, Syracuse 38, Florida State 36, Gonzaga 20, Miami 17, Middle Tennessee 14, Vanderbilt 12, DePaul 9, Rutgers 6, Chattanooga 4, Minnesota 4, Virginia 4, Green Bay 2, Georgetown 1, South Florida 1. —— The Women's Top Twenty Five The Associated Press The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 25, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Stanford (21) . . . 6-0 953 1 2. UConn (17). . . . . 5-0 944 2 3. Baylor (1) . . . . . . 5-1 901 3 4. Duke. . . . . . . . . . 4-0 861 4 5. Notre Dame . . . . 4-0 802 5 6. Penn St. . . . . . . . 5-0 752 6

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Top 25 The Top Twenty Five The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 25, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Indiana (47) . . . . 6-0 1,606 1 2. Duke (18) . . . . . . 6-0 1,554 5


Tulane joining Big East BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Tulane is joining the Big East as a full member in 2014. East Carolina will also join the rebuilding Big East for football only in 2014, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because neither the conference nor the school was prepared to make an official announcement. East Carolina, located in Greenville, N.C., has a news conference scheduled for 5 p.m. Tulane and East Carolina currently play in Conference USA. They will become the fifth and sixth C-USA schools to join the rebuilding Big East in the last two years. Rutgers announced last week that it would leave the Big East for the Big Ten.

Phils’ Ruiz suspended PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Add catcher to the Philadelphia Phillies' needs this offseason. All-Star Carlos Ruiz was suspended Tuesday for the first 25 games of next season following a positive test for an amphetamine. The 33-year-old catcher had a career year in 2012, hitting .325 with 16 homers and 68 RBIs in 114 games. “I am sincerely regretful for my mistake in taking a prohibited stimulant,” Ruiz said in a statement issued Ruiz by the Major League Baseball Players Association. “I apologize to my teammates, the Phillies organization and the Philadelphia fans.”

Marvin Miller dead at 95 NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Miller was a labor economist who never played a day of organized baseball. He preferred tennis. Yet he transformed the national pastime as surely as Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, television and night games. Miller, the union boss who won free agency for baseball players in 1975, ushering in an era of multimillion-dollar contracts and athletes who switch teams at the drop of a batting helmet, died Tuesday at 95. He had been diMiller agnosed with liver cancer in August. “I think he's the most important baseball figure of the last 50 years,” former baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent said. “He changed not just the sport but the business of the sport permanently, and he truly emancipated the baseball player — and in the process all professional athletes. Prior to his time, they had few rights. At the moment, they control the games.”

Stoops named at Kentucky LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has hired Florida State defensive coordinator Mark Stoops as the Wildcats' football coach. Stoops replaces Joker Phillips, who was fired on Nov. 4. Phillips went 13-24 in three seasons at Kentucky and the Wildcats were 0-8 in the Southeastern Conference this year. Stoops becomes the third brother in college football's famed coaching family to lead his own program. Older brother Bob Stoops is the head coach at Oklahoma and Mike Stoops is the Sooners' defensive coordinator.

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plan to open a retail consignment store at 405 1/2 Poplar and a community center is being planned on the vacant lot at 329 Poplar. The appropriations ordinance decreases 2012 expenditures by $2,373,825, including $2,330,000 from the airport improvement fund. Council also adopted the following resolutions dealing with items recommended by the planning commission: • A replat of one parcel to create one new lot on the north side of Russell Road near Sixth Avenue for the Ricsten Family and Purvis Limited Partnerships. • Replat of three lots to create two new lots on the west side of Hidden Ridge Drive north of Hoewisher Road in Plumb Ridge Phase Seven on behalf of Kenneth and Brenda Schlater and Julie Gilardi. A separate replat resolution combines several tracts to create one new lot. • Replat of six parcels to create two new lots on the south side of Michigan Street on behalf of Reliable Casting Corp. combining company parcels into a single lot and also creating a separate lot. Following Monday’s legislative session, council agreed to cancel its scheduled Monday workshop meeting and the Dec. 26 regular meeting. City Manager Mark Cundiff provided a list of 2013 work session topics generated by senior directors and asked council members to review the list and advise staff

which topics should be discussed and when. Renee DuLaney, assistant finance officer, led a discussion of House Bill 601 which proposes uniformity measures for municipal income tax collections. She said the bill, as currently written, threatens loss of local control (home rule) over municipal income tax collections “and staff has suggested its impact could result in a $95,000 per year revenue loss for the city.” DuLaney said other cites are opposing the measure, which if passed, would require local municipal income tax ordinances to be either repealed or amended. Council, on Jan.1 this year, adopted a resolution opposing the state of Ohio or any other third party central collection entity from seeking to take control of municipal tax collections. Members directed staff to return a resolution opposing HB 601 for a future council meeting.

• The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is Dec. 8. The vigil Mass will be Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. On Dec. 8, the Mass will be at 8 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church. • For people who want to be an usher at St. Nicholas, there is a sign-up sheet at the entrances of the church. This for the year of 2013. People will have until Dec. 16 to sign up. • Casserole pans will be available to be picked up next weekend. These pans are for casseroles for St. Vincent de Paul Hotel in Dayton to help those who are less fortunate. Recipes are included. People should return casseroles Dec. 12 between 6 and 7 p.m. The location will be announced later.

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Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ Presents a Dinner Theater

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ballot. Residents 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 call 492-6520, ext. 3. With additional questions 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 p.m. Tuesday.

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• A few replicas of St. Nicholas Church still are available for purchase. Contact the parish office. The cost is $20. • The Toy for Tots drive has resumed at St. Nicholas. New or gently used toys for infant to 16 years old will be accepted. Boxes are in the front entrance of the church for donations. The Youth Ministry is in charge of the drive. • The Osgood American Legion will sponsor a New Year’s Eve dance. A sausage and kraut dinner will be included. There will be a cash bar. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Music will featured from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Walt Schmitmeyer and the Moonliters will provide music for ballroom, country and square dancing. The cost is $30 per couple. Call (419) 582-2780 for more information.

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The Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District’s 66th Annual Meeting and Banquet will be held Tuesdayat St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. A buffet will be served at 7 p.m. Voting for the election of two Board of Supervisor positions will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. prior to dinner. Music will be provided by Dulcimer Friends. After dinner the Outstanding Cooperator of the Year will be introduced. The District staff will share a presentation of the past year’s activities and accomplishment of the 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. Deadline to purchase tickets is today. This year’s candidates, with two to be elected, are Lenny Albers, John Lenhart and Steve Simons. The elected candidates will serve three-year terms on the

A bright and interesting play about the birth of Jesus and the shepherds following the shining star in the east to the Bethlehem Inn. This is a unique opportunity to kick off the Christmas season in the right way, reliving the story that started it all, and reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas. The play is cast from members and friends of Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Two Nights Only! Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, 2012 Doors open at 6:00 p.m., dinner theater begins at 6:30 p.m.

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

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be added to fund sewer improvements required by Ohio EPA. Curbside refuse fee increases would cost the user an additional $1.34 per month. The water, sewer and stormwater increases become effective Jan. 1 and the refuse increases April 1, 2013. The pay table ordinance amendments include a pay scale increase of 1 percent for nonunion employees, also reclassifying the accountant to the position of accountant/purchasing agent at a pay grade salary increase. Vicki Allen, Human Resources manager, told council staff has requested the wage schedule be designated emergency legislation to make it effective upon passage. Utility bill deposit amendments increase the deposit to $125 for all new tenant move-ins with existing tenants maintaining their current $75 deposit. Existing tenants who become subject to turn-off would also be required to pay the increased deposit. The proposed ordinances will receive second readings and action during council’s Dec. 10 meeting. Council adopted ordinances rezoning two parcels at 329 and 405 1/2 E. Poplar St, to local business district and making supplemental appropriations for 2012. The Poplar Street rezoning was requested by Mike and Carol Brecount and Alpha Community Center. The Brecounts

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Two receive scholarships The first Amanda Castle Scholarships have been awarded to two members of the First Presbyterian Church in Sidney. Katie Steenrod Steenrod and Alex Blosser received the scholarships during a recent worship service at the church. Each received a Blosser $500 scholarship. Steenrod is the daughter of Rick and Sarah Steenrod. She is attending Bluffton University. Blosser, the son of William and Stephanie Blosser, is attending Bowling Green State University. Castle, the daughter of Annette and Charlie Castle, of Sidney, was majoring in education when she died. Her parents established the scholarship through the church. The scholarship is two-fold: It assists college students entering the field of education and also honors Castle’s love of children and her desire to be a teacher.

Church plans dinner theater St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 707 N. Ohio Ave., will present a dinner theater productions, “No Room at the Inn,” Friday and Saturday. Doors will open at 6 p.m., dinner theater will begin at 6:30. The dinner menu includes chicken breast, baked potato, tossed salad, roll, apple dumpling, coffee or tea, and is being catered by Vic’s County Kitchen. Tickets are $15 and seats are limited, so people wishing to attend should contact the church office to reserve a spot. Contact the church at 492-8540 or by email at m. “No Room at the Inn” is about the birth of Jesus and the shepherds following the shining star in the east to the Bethlehem Inn. Organizers of the production said this is a unique opportunity to kick off the Christmas season in the right way, reliving the story that started it all, and reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas. The play is cast from members and friends of the church.


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CBC offers knit scarf to donors Temperatures are tumbling, windshields are frosting, and tree lights are blinking that the holiday season is here. Community Blood Center (CBC) is helping donors bundle up this December with the new “Blood Donor-Save Lives” knit scarf in scarlet and gray. This neckwear is both practical and stylish and arrives just in time for the giftgathering time of year. The scarf is free to everyone who registers to donate at any CBC branch and most mobile blood drives now through New Year’s Eve. The scarlet and gray colors are both holiday festive and unmistakably connected to the Ohio State Buckeyes. There are many opportunities to donate blood locally in Shelby and Logan counties: • Tuesday, the SidneyShelby County YMCA, 300 E. Parkwood St., will host a public blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Elizabeth Grace of the YMCA will serve as chairwoman for the blood drive. • Dec. 5, the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County will host a public blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Senior Center is located at 304 S. West Ave. Lola Heintz will serve as chairwoman for the Senior Center blood drives. All donors are treated to a homemade hot lunch during this lunchtime blood drive at the Senior Center. • Dec. 11, Houston Community Center will host a public blood drive from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Houston Community Center is located at 5005 Houston-Russia Road. Deanna Walker and Bruce Walker will serve as co-chairpeople for the public blood drive. • Dec. 14, Fort Loramie High School National Honor Society will host a student blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fort Loramie High School students can sign up with at school. • Dec. 18, Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCartyville will host a public blood drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 9333 State Route 119. Tom Albers of the church will serve as chairman for this public blood drive. • Dec. 19, Nash Finch in Bellefontaine will host an employee blood drive from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Nash Finch employees can contact their human relations department to schedule their blood donation at work. • Dec. 26, Mary Rutan Hospital will host a public blood drive from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mary Rutan Hospital is located at 205 Palmer St., Bellefontaine. Recent area blood drives proved to be successful in Shelby and Logan counties: • Oct. 16, Houston Community Center hosted a public blood drive that saw 96 donors registered, 17 were deferred, resulting in 79 whole blood and four double-red cell donations. Deanna Walker and Bruce Walker served as chairpeople for the Houston Community Association. • Oct. 19. Sidney High School hosted a student blood drive that resulted in 87 donors registered, 18 were deferred, resulting in 68 units of blood donated. Bret Bickel serves as chairman for Sidney High School blood drives. • Oct. 23, St Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie was the site for a blood drive hosted by the Fort Loramie Community Service Club, Fort Loramie American Legion Auxiliary and the Knights of St. John. A total of 257 donors registered, 30 were deferred 184 gave whole blood, 22 gave double-red cells, and 14 gave





platelets. Gerry Hoying, of Minster, Jack Schmiesing, of Sidney, and John Eilerman, of Fort Loramie, were honored for achieving their 100th donation. Roger Bender, of Fort Loramie, was honored for achieving his 200th blood donation. Jane Poeppelman served as chairwoman for the public blood drive. • Oct. 24, Russia High School hosted a student blood drive that saw 37 donors register, seven were deferred, resulting in 30 units of blood donated by students. • Oct. 24, Mary Rutan Hospital hosted a public drive that saw 52 donors registered, 13 were deferred resulting in 39 units of blood donated. Kim Sanford of Mary Rutan serves as chairwoman for the hospital. • Oct. 26, Jackson Center High School hosted a public blood drive for students and public donors that saw 42 donors register, five were deferred resulting in 39 units of blood donated. Cathy Tenny of Jackson Center School served as chairwoman. • Oct. 30, Sidney American Legion Post 217 Auxiliary hosted a blood drive that saw 122 doors register, 11 were deferred, 96 gave whole blood, four gave double red cells, and 11 gave platelets. Ann Hannegan served as chairwoman for the Legion. • Oct. 31, Sidney Apostolic Temple hosted a blood drive that saw 53 donors register, 11 were deferred, resulting in 42 units of blood collected. Joy Beckstedt serves as chairwoman for Sidney Apostolic Temple blood drives. • Nov. 2, Fairlawn High School hosted a student and public blood drive that saw 61 donors register, 13 were deferred, resulting in 48 units of blood collected. Kevin Gump serves as chairman for Fairlawn High School blood drives. • Nov. 3, Sidney Masonic Temple hosted a blood drive that saw 22 donors register, two were deferred, resulting in 20 units of blood donated. Robert Allen serves as chairman for the Masonic Temple drives. • Nov. 5, Lehman Catholic High School hosted a blood drive that saw 89 donors register, two were deferred, resulting in 87 units of blood collected. Melissa Safreed of Lehman High School served as chairwoman for the blood drive. • Nov. 7, Bellefontaine Masonic Center hosted a blood drive that saw 49 donors register, eight were deferred, resulting in 41 units of blood donated for local hospitals. • Nov. 20 and 21, Emerson Climate Technologies hosted employee blood drives that saw 61 donors registered, six were deferred, resulting in 55 units of blood donated by Emerson employees. • Nov. 20, Cargill hosted an employee blood drive that saw 35 people register, three were deferred, resulting in 32 units of blood collected. Penny Elsner serves as chairwoman for the Cargill blood drives.

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On the tour Christian Academy Schools fourth- through sixth-graders head from The Spot after eating lunch there toward the Monumental Building during a historical tour of Shelby County Tuesday. The tour was led by Shelby County Historical Society Director Tilda Phlipot. For photo reprints, visit

Lifetime blood donors recognized The Community Blood Center has recognized these lifetime blood donors: • 230 donations: Paul Luthman, McCartyville. • 210 donations: Roy Bulle, Sidney. • 200 donations: Roger Bender, Fort Loramie. • 125 donations: Carl Mueller, Fort Loramie. • 120 donations: Bruce Etzler, McCartyville. • 110 donations: Bill Tady, Russia. • 100 donations, Gerry Hoying, Minster; Jack Schmiesing, Sidney; John Eilerman, Fort Loramie. • 80 donations: Charlie Hoehne, Fort Loramie; George Shepard, Troy. • 75 donations: Bruce Walker, Bob Sturwold, both of Houston; Teresa Stackonis, Sidney. • 70 donations: Mel Bensman, Fort Loramie. • 60 donations: Sharon Holdheide, Fort Loramie; Christopher Wehner, Houston; Barb Mears, Sidney; Charlie Grogean, Russia. • 50 donations: Walter Wright III, Houston; Paul Keifey, Piqua; Sheila Barhorst and Jerry Mullenkamp, both of Russia. • 40 donations: Jeff Pleiman, Fort Loramie. • 30 donations: Gail Rose-Schulte, Sidney; Tony Meyer, Fort Loramie. • 25 donations: Anthony Barhorst and David Grewe, Fort Loramie • 20 donations: Ron Poeppelman, Houston; Paul Eilerman, Fort Loramie. • 10 donations: Claudia Langhorst and Shane Walls, Sidney; John Campbell and Norma Toller, Fort Loramie; Mark Thaman, Anna. • Five donations: Amanda Mitchell, Preston Heath, Daltyn Gibson, Emily Hix, Larry McNutt, John Tobe, Taylor Young, Joshua Naseman, Joyce Reier, all of Sidney; John Francis, Fort Loramie; Mallorie Bell, Houston; Troy Baker, Piqua; Melanie Hennon, Botkins; Doris Hoying anad Caleb Ranly, Fort Loramie; Beth Schulze, Russia. Appointments to donate are encouraged and help the Community Blood Center plan for the appropriate amount of donors. Technology is making it faster and more convenient to schedule blood donations. Donors may use their computer or smart phone to make an appointment online at, or donors can schedule with Kathy Pleiman, Community Blood Center’s Shelby County coordinator, at 295-3100 or (800) 388 GIVE(4483). Walk-ins are welcome as schedules permits. A picture ID with full name, such as a driver’s license, is necessary to have in order to donate. Donors should bring their CBC ID card if they have one. Donors should be in good health and eat their normal diet. It is suggested to drink a lot of water the day before and the day of donation. Donors must be at least 16 years of age; 16-year-old donors must have parental consent. Forms are available at or at CBC branch and blood drive locations, or donors can call Pleiman. Donors who are 17 or older do not require parental permission forms. The Food and Drug Administration changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call (800) 388-GIVE (4483). CBC urges healthy donors to consider making a blood donation at this time. The holiday season is always a challenging time to keep the blood supply safe. Hospitals won’t slow down during the season and neither will the need for blood, Pleiman said.

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925 Public Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell, to the satisfy lien of the owner, at public sale by competitive bidding on 12/12/2012 at on or after 9:30 am at the Extra Space Storage facility located at: EXTRA SPACE STORAGE, 700 Russell Rd., Sidney, OH 45365 The personal goods stored therein by the following may include, but are not limited to general household, furniture, boxes, clothes and appliances. Unit 1410: W. Brandon Benavente PO Box 404 Anna, OH 45302, Recliner, dressers, mattress set, Leaf blower; Unit 1402: Nick Cundriff, 8244 Port Haven Dr. Sidney, OH 45365, dressers, household items. Unit 2504: Viola Pleasant, 316 E. Court St. Sidney, OH 45365, couches, mattresses, clothes; Unit 7502: Jessica Turner, 15800 St. Rt. 29 Sidney, OH 45365, mattresses, boxes, household items; Unit 7303: Jeff Clark; 4583 State Route 117, Rockford, Ohio 45882, TV, washer & Dryer, waterbed. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the time of sale. All goods are sold as is and must be removed at the time of purchase. Extra Space Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid. Sale is subject to adjournment. Auctioneer Joseph C. Tate as executive administrator. Nov. 28, Dec. 3 2343458

Situated in the County of Shelby in the State of Ohio and in the City of Sidney, and bounded and described as follows: Part of the Northwest Quarter, Section 5, Town 7, Range 6 East, Washington Township, Shelby County, Ohio: Commencing at a stone on the SE corner of the Northwest Quarter of said section; thence north along the east line of said quarter section, 480 ft. to an iron pin on the north line of California Drive and the place of beginning for the following described real estate; Thence west along the north line of said California Drive 1558.5 ft. to an iron pin; thence in a northeasterly direction with an interior angle of 58 deg. 57 min., 98.2 ft. to an iron pin; thence in a northeasterly direction with an interior angle of 164 deg. 10 ft., 206.6 ft. to a corner post; thence east with an interior angle of 155 deg. 56 min., 243.4 ft. to an iron pin, thence north with an interior angle of 228 deg. 36 min, 405.2 ft to an iron pin; thence east with interior angle of 112 deg. 08 min., 207.3 ft. to an iron pint; thence south with an interior angle of 91 deg. 00 min., 287.2 ft. to a corner post; thence east with an interior angle of 269 deg. 51 min., 759 ft. to a corner post, thence south with an interior angle of 90 deg. 18 min., 395 ft. to the place of beginning. Containing 14.3 acres, more or less, being part of the premises recorded in Volume 150, page 294 of the Shelby County Deed Records. Said Premises Located at: 10405 California Dr., Sidney OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $90,000 And cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount.John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Erin M. Laurito (SC#0075531) Colette S. Car (SC#0075097) Attorneys for Plaintiff


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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000162 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Barbara Bollinger, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction1, 9655 Lock 2 Road, Botkins, OH 45306 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on December 5, 2012, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, Situated in the Township of Van Buren, County of Shelby and State of Ohio: The following described Real Estate situated in the Southeast part of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast Quarter of Section Two (2), Town Seven (7), Range Five (5) East and being out of a Tract of Land recorded in Deed Record Book 139, Page 473, in the Township of Van Buren, County of Shelby, State of Ohio and being more fully bounded, described as follows, to-wit: Commencing at a point in the centerline of the Lock-Two Road No. 29, said point being the southeast corner of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast quarter of section 2, town 7, range 5 east; Thence, west, following the centerline of said Lock-Two Road, four hundred one (401) feet to a point for the place of beginning for the following tract of land; Thence, north, with an interior angle of eighty-three (83) degrees and thirty (30) minutes, three hundred twenty-seven (327) feet to a point; Thence, east, with an interior angle of ninety-one (91) degrees and thirty-three (33) minutes, three hundred seventy-five (375) feet to a point; Thence, north, with an interior angle of eighty-seven (87) degrees and twenty-three (23) minutes, two hundred twenty-two (222) feet to a point; Thence, west, with an interior angle of ninety-one (91) degrees, and thirty-seven (37) minutes, four hundred seventy-six and five tenths (476.5) feet to a point; Thence, south, with an interior angle of ninety-one (91) degrees, two hundred ten and seventh tenths (210.7) feet to a point; Thence, east, with an interior angle of ninety (90) degrees, ninety-two and five tenths (92.5) feet to a point: Thence, south, with an interior angle of eighty-eight (88) degrees and twenty-seven (27) minutes, three hundred twentyseven (327) feet to a point in the center of said Lock Two Road; Thence, east, following the centerline of said road, twenty (20) feet to the place of beginning. Containing two and fifty-four hundredths (2.54) acres, being the same, more of less. Said Premises Located at 9655 Lock 2 Road, Botkins, OH 45306 Parcel No: 50-0402400.003 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 1018 & Page 182 Said Premises Appraised at $ 55,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days Sheriff John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Susana E. Lykins, Attorney Nov. 14, 21, 28 2339039

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SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 11681 REVISED CODE SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 12CV000100 The State of Ohio, Shelby County JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff - vs Jason R. Bensman aka Jason Bensman, et al., Defendant In pursuance of a Pluries Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the Second floor lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, on Wednesday, the 5th day of December, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND AT THE SHELBY COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1038 North Miami Avenue, Sidney, Ohio PROPERTY OWNER: Jason R. Bensman PRIOR DEED REFERENCE: OR Book 1608, Page 220 PP#: 01-18-25-277-010 and 01-18-25-277-011 Said Premises Appraised at $39,000.00 And cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of this amount. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. Cannot be sold for less than 2/3rds of the appraised value. 10% of purchase price down on day of sale, cash or certified check, balance on confirmation of sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio REIMER, ARNOVITZ, CHERNEK & JEFFREY CO., L.P.A. By: F. Peter Costello (Reg. #0076112) Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 968 Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 Telephone: (330) 425-4201, Ext. 135 Fax: 330-425-0320 Email: Nov. 14, 21, 28 2338467 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 11681 REVISED CODE SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 12CV000170 The State of Ohio, Shelby County Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff - vs Sarah C. Meyers, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the Second floor lobby of the Shelby County Courthouse, in Sidney, Ohio, on Wednesday, the 12th day of December, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. o’clock P.M., the following described real estate, to-wit: LEGAL DESCRIPTION CAN BE FOUND AT THE SHELBY COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 909 Lincoln Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365 PROPERTY OWNER: Sarah C. Meyers PRIOR DEED REFERENCE: OR Book 1736, Page 36 on July 7, 2009 PP#: 01-18-35-476-001 Said Premises Appraised at $66,000.00 And cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of this amount. TERMS OF SALE: Cash. Cannot be sold for less than 2/3rds of the appraised value. 10% of purchase price down on day of sale, cash or certified check, balance on confirmation of sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio REIMER, ARNOVITZ, CHERNEK & JEFFREY CO., L.P.A. By: Ronald J. Chernek (Reg. #0041431) Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 968 Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 Telephone: (330) 425-4201, Ext. 152 Fax: 330-405-1078 Email: Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5 2340952

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE CASE NUMBER 12CV000291 Household Realty Corporation, Plaintiff -vsDeborah Taylor aka, Deborah Sue Taylor, et al., Defendant Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction at the 2nd floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above county, on the 12th day of December, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. the following described real estate: Situated in the City of Sidney, in the County of Shelby, and in the State of Ohio: Being the West half of Inlot Number Seven Hundred Eightyone (781) in the Charles English Addition to the City of Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. Subject to all legal highways. Parcel Number(s): 01-18-25-377-024 Prior Deed Info.: General Warranty Deed, OR Book 1538, Page 638, filed July 06, 2005Said premises also known as 306 Grove Street, Sidney OH 45365 PPN: 01-18-25-377-024 Appraised at: $21,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than twothirds (2/3) of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: A DEPOSIT OF A CERTIFIED CHECK, PAYABLE TO THE SHERIFF, OR CASH, FOR TEN (10%) PER CENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME THE BID IS ACCEPTED; EXCEPT WHERE THE BID AMOUNT IS $3,000.00 OR LESS, THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT SHALL BE $300 AND THE MAXIMUM DEPOSIT IN ANY CASE SHALL BE $10,000. THE FULL PURCHASE PRICE PAID TO THE SHERIFF WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE, AND UNLESS PAID WITHIN EIGHT (8) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT THE RATE OF TEN (10%) PER CENT UNTIL PAID, AND ON FAILURE TO DO SO, THE PURCHASER, SHALL BE ADJUDGED IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff of Shelby County THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN D. CLUNK, CO., LPA John D. Clunk #0005376 Ted A. Humbert #0022307 Timothy R. Billick #0010390 Robert R. Hoose #0074544 4500 Courthouse Blvd, #400, Stow OH 44224 PH: 330-436-0300 FAX: 330-436-0301 Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5 2340369

CHANGES IN FEE SCHEDULE WHEREAS, the Board of Health of the Sidney-Shelby County Health District, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 3709.09, may establish a uniform system of fees to pay the cost of any service provided by the Board; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Sidney-Shelby County Board of Health adopts the following fee schedule effective December 1, 2012. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM STATE CATEGORIES LOCAL FEE STATE FEE Mobile Retail/Food Service $200.00 ORC/OAC Vending Consumer Price Index $13.97 ORC/OAC (CPI) Restriction plus CPI Temporary Retail/Food Service Per Day of Operation $28.00 -0(not to exceed 5 consecutive days)

NURSING PROGRAM Tuberculosis Test (single step) $15.00 Tuberculosis Test (two step) $20.00 Cholesterol Screening $11.00 Parent/Child Sexuality Education Class $50.00/child/parent team Daycare Communicable Disease Class $50.00/participant VITAL STATISTICS Local Fees State Fees Certified Copy of Birth or Death Record $11.50/copy plus ORC 3109.14 Tentative Schedule First Reading Date: Public Hearing & Second Reading Date: Third Reading Date: Adoption Date: Effective Date:

August 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. September 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. October 17, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. October 17, 2012 December 1, 2012

Jim Hemmelgarn, Vice President Sidney-Shelby County Board of Health Steven J. Tostrick, MPH, RS Health Commissioner Nov. 21, 28 2337412

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925 Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE The Van Buren Township Trustees will hold their Year end and 2013 Reorganizational meeting 10:00 a.m. on December 29, 2012 at the township office in Kettlersville. Joan Buehler, Fiscal Officer Nov. 28 2343689

925 Public Notices LEGAL NOTICE OF FILING OF GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF ANNA LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that Anna Local Schools has filed General Purpose Financial Statements using generally acceptable accounting principles for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. The report is available for viewing at the office of the Treasurer of Anna Local Schools. Dennis Raberding Anna Local Schools Shelby County Anna, Ohio Nov. 28 2343966

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE WWR #10038766 CASE NO. 10CV000230 (FORECLOSURE) The State of Ohio, Shelby County. IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BANK ONE, N.A., Plaintiff vs. MARK D. HARTER, et al., Defendants In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, the Shelby County Courthouse, on the 2nd floor in the lobby, in the above named County, on Wednesday, the 12th day of December, 2012, at 10:00, the following described real estate to-wit: Located in the Northeast part of Outlot Number One Hundred Fifty-Six (156) in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio and more fully described as follows: Beginning at a point on the East line of said Outlot 156, SixtySeven (67) feet North of the alley between Inlot Number Three Hundred Seventy-Eight (378) and said outlot 156; thence North on the East line of said outlot number 156, a distance of Fifty (50) feet to the North line of said outlot number 156; thence West on the North line of said outlot number One Hundred FiftySix (156) a distance of Two Hundred Forty Four (244) feet; thence South a distance of Fifty (50) feet; thence East a distance of Two Hundred Forty Four (244) feet to the place of beginning. Said above described real estate being a part of Outlot Number Thirty Three (33) as originally platted by George W. Dixon on his second addition to the Village of Sidney, Ohio, but subdivided by Leonard Yinger in his addition to said Village and by him numbered Outlot Number One Hundred Fifty Six (156). EXCEPT Thirty Two (32) feet off of the West end thereof previously conveyed by May Wilson and Stella Wilson to Doris Eileen Kessler by deed dated August 5, 1960, and recorded in Deed Book 159, at Page 419. PPN: 011825454037 Said Premises located at 615 North Ohio Avenue, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises appraised at $45,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds that amount. Terms of sale: 10% of the purchase price down the date of sale with the remaining balance to be paid within thirty days from the date of sale. Tina Woods (0068720), Attorney for the Plaintiff Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5 2340429

12-10621 SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE CASE NUMBER 12CV000241 Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Plaintiff -vsJeffrey S. Mann, et al., Defendants Court of Common Pleas, Shelby County, Ohio In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction at the 2nd floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above county, on the 5th day of December, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. the following described real estate: Situated in the City of Sidney, County of Shelby and State of Ohio: Being Lots No. Sixty-Eight (68) and Sixty-Nine (69) in Bennett Heights Addition to said City of Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 215 BELMONT ST, SIDNEY, OH 45365 Parcel Number(s): 01-18-25-230-008 and 01-18-25-230-009 Prior Deed Info.: Warranty Deed recorded in Volume 368, Page 13 on June 30, 1998 Said premises also known as 215 Belmont Street, Sidney OH 45365 PPN: 01-18-25-230-008, 01-18-25-230-009 Appraised at: $62,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than twothirds (2/3) of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: A DEPOSIT OF A CERTIFIED CHECK, PAYABLE TO THE SHERIFF, OR CASH, FOR TEN (10%) PER CENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME THE BID IS ACCEPTED; EXCEPT WHERE THE BID AMOUNT IS $3,000.00 OR LESS, THE MINIMUM DEPOSIT SHALL BE $300 AND THE MAXIMUM DEPOSIT IN ANY CASE SHALL BE $10,000. THE FULL PURCHASE PRICE PAID TO THE SHERIFF WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE, AND UNLESS PAID WITHIN EIGHT (8) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF SALE SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT THE RATE OF TEN (10%) PER CENT UNTIL PAID, AND ON FAILURE TO DO SO, THE PURCHASER, SHALL BE ADJUDGED IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff of Shelby County THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN D. CLUNK, CO., LPA John D. Clunk #0005376 Ted A. Humbert #0022307 Timothy R. Billick #0010390 Robert R. Hoose #0074544 4500 Courthouse Blvd, #400 Stow OH 44224 PH: 330-436-0300 FAX: 330-436-0301 Nov. 14, 21, 28 2338840

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 12CV000237 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE, INC., Plaintiff vs. CAROLYN SUE CAMPBELL, et al, Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of Courts of Common Pleas of Shelby County in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, on the 2nd floor in the lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on the 12th day of December, 2012, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., the following described real estate, situated in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and in the Township of Clinton to-wit: Situated in the City of Sidney, Township of Clinton in the County of Shelby and the State of Ohio: Being Lots Nos. Five (5) and Six (6) of the Vanhorn Subdivision of a part of the northeast quarter of fractional section Ten (10), Town One (1), Range Thirteen (13) M.R.S., in Clinton Township; each lot being 65.4 feet wide and 294.9 feet long as shown by plat recorded in Volume 3, page 216 of the records of Shelby County, Ohio. Prior Deed Reference: QuitClaim Deed dated February 21, 2007 and filed for record March 9, 2007 In OR Book 1631, Page 339 AND Warranty Deed dated November 13, 1992 and filed for record November 30, 1992 in Vol. 307, Page 144. Parcel No. (s): 01-22-10-276-002 & 01-22-10-276-003 Premises commonly known as: 441 Riverside Drive, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Located at 441 Riverside Drive, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises appraised at $30,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: Purchaser of the property other than Plaintiff or lien holder shall be required to deposit 10% of the appraised value at the time of the sale in the form of a cashier’s check and the balance of the proceeds to be paid within thirty (30) days of the sale by 12:00 noon to the Sheriff. Should the purchaser fail to make timely payment of said proceeds, it is ordered said deposit of 10% of the appraised value shall be withheld by Plaintiff as and for costs associated with advertisement and resale of said real estate of interest charges. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff, Shelby County, Ohio Robert K. Hogan (0024966), Attorney for Plaintiff Javitch, Block & Rathbone, LLP 700 Walnut Street, Suite 300 Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 (513) 744-9600 Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5 2340932

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DESK, Roll top desk, small dark oak, good shape, $35, call before noon or after 7pm, (937)615-9496

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SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 12CV000309 The State of Ohio, Shelby County JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Shane C. Fetter, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above named county, on Wednesday, the 12th day of December, 2012 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and Village of Jackson Center , to wit: Tract I Situate in the Village of Jackson Center, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, viz: Being Lot number thirty-seven (37) in Baughman's Addition to said Village of Jackson Center, Ohio, excepting three hundred and twenty-eight (328) square feet in the Southwest corner of said Lot number thirty-seven (37) described as follows: beginning at the southwest corner of said Lot number thirty-seven (37), thence North forty-one (41) feet on the West line of said Lot number thirty-seven (37), thence East eight (8) feet, thence South forty-one (41) feet to the alley, thence West on the line of alley, eight (8) feet to the place of beginning. Excepting therefrom the following described real estate: Situated in the Village of Jackson Center, County of Shelby and State of Ohio: Part of Lot #37 in Baughman's Addition to the Village of Jackson Center, Ohio: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Lot #37 in the Village of Jackson Center, Ohio, as shown in Plat Book 2, Page 121 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Thence North 90 degrees 00' East along the South right of way line of College Street, a distance of 9.00 feet to an iron bar set; Thence South 00 degrees 30' 40" East, a distance of 132.00 feet to an iron bar set; Thence South 90 degrees 00' West along the North side of a 14' alley, a distance of 1.00 feet to a point; Thence North 00 degrees 30' 40" West a distance of 41.00 feet to a point; Thence South 90 degrees 00' West a distance of 8.00 feet to a point in the West line of Lot #37; Thence North 00 degrees 30' 40" West along said line of Lot #37, a distance of 91.00 feet to the Place of Beginning. Containing in all 860 sq. ft. and being subject to all legal easements and rights of way of record. Basis of bearings, assumed South right of way line of College Street at North 90 degrees 00' East. Survey and description prepared by Thomas W. Steinke, Registered Surveyor #6177 on the 28th day of January, 2002 and based upon existing recorded documents. Tract II Situated in the Village of Jackson Center, County of Shelby and State of Ohio: Being the West half of the vacated alley adjacent to the East side of Lot Number Thirty-seven (37) in Baughman's Addition to the Village of Jackson Center, Ohio, subject to a public utility easement over, along and under said vacated alley. See Jackson Center Ordinance No. 02-18 filed at Volume 1715, Page 781 of the Official Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at 203 East College Street, Jackson Center, OH 45334 Said Premises Appraised at $51,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Kevin L. Williams, Attorney Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE WWR #10091436 CASE NO. 12CV000060 (FORECLOSURE) The State of Ohio, Shelby County. IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff vs. STACY M. LINK, et al., Defendants In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, the Shelby County Courthouse, on the 2nd floor in the lobby, in the above named County, on the 12th day of December, 2012, at 10:00, the following described real estate to-wit: Situate in the City of Sidney in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio: Being Inlot Number Fifteen Hundred Eighty-four (1584) in the City of Sidney, Shelby County and State of Ohio, and being a portion of what was formerly Outlot Number One Hundred Fourteen (114) in said City, as shown by plat recorded in Volume 3, Page 74 of the Plat Records of Shelby County. Parcel Number 01-18-36-331-025 Said Premises located at 653 Fair Rd, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises appraised at $51,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds that amount. Terms of sale: 10% of the purchase price down the date of sale with the remaining balance to be paid within thirty days from the date of sale. Tina Woods (0068720), Attorney for the Plaintiff Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5 2340430

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 NO. 12CV000141 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association successor by merger to Bank One, N.A., Plaintiff vs. Betsy J. Brandyberry aka Betsy Jo Music, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, 225 New Street, Sidney, OH 45365 in the second floor lobby of the courthouse, in the above named County, on December 5, 2012, at 10:00 am, the following described real estate, SITUATED IN THE CITY OF SIDNEY, IN THE COUNTY OF SHELBY, AND STATE OF OHIO: BEING LOT NUMBER FOURTEEN (14) IN BELMONT HEIGHTS ALLOTMENT OF SAID CITY, AS IS KNOWN AND DESIGNATED ON THE PLAT OF SAID ALLOTMENT RECORDED IN LARGE PLAT BOOK NO. 3, PAGE 18 OF THE RECORDS OF PLATS OF SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO, AND SUBJECT TO THE CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND RESERVATIONS AS SET FORTH ON SAID PLAT. Parcel No: 01-1825227.007 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 0405, page 241 Said Premises Located at 225 New Street, Sidney, OH 45365 Said Premises Appraised at $ 55,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% down at time of sale, balance due in 30 days Sheriff John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, OH Jennifer Schaeffer, Attorney Nov. 14, 21, 28 2339041

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KITTEN: Female, black, 8 weeks, wormed, no fleas, litter-trained. Needs indoor home. $20. Refundable with proof of spay. (937)492-4669

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OHIO SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMISSION ELECTION LEGAL NOTICE The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District to be held in accordance with Chapter 1515 of the Ohio Revised Code. Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in Shelby County and are 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm, or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot. There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot: (1) at the annual meeting, which will take place December 4th at 6:30; (2) at the SWCD office until 4:00 p.m. on December 4, 2009 or (3) vote absentee by requesting the proper absentee request forms from the SWCD office at the following address: Shelby SWCD 822 Fair Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365 Two (2) Supervisors will be elected. Nominees are: 1.Leonard Albers 2.John Lenhart 3.Steven Simons Nov. 28 2343190

SHERIFF’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SEC. 2329.26 CASE NO. 10CV240 The State of Ohio, Shelby County. The Bank of New York Mellon, fka The Bank of New York as Successor ot JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Plaintiff’s, vs. Jody D. Carey, et al., Defendant(s). In pursuance of an Alias Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auctionat eh door of the Court house or on the premises in the above named County, on Wednesday the 5th day of December, 2012 at 10:00 A.M., the following described real estate, Situate in the County of Shelby, in the State of Ohio, and in the township of Green to-wit: Being lot number 1 in the Eastbiew Subdivision as the same is shown in Plat 8, Page 51 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Said subdivision being part of the northwest quarter of section 14, town 2, range 13, M.R.S. in Green Township, Shelby County, Ohio. Subject to legal highways, easements, conditions, and restrictions of record.


Red, 4 door, all wheel drive, automatic, towing package, moon roof, excellent condition, 102k miles, ready for winter, $5295 OBO


Very good condition, 55,000 miles. $6200. Call Bob (937)339-8352


1998 CADILLAC Eldorado (classic), excellent condition, factory 12 CD disc sound system, am/fm radio, powered rear view mirrors, starfire engine, powered memory leather seats, cruise control. I can no longer drive, $4950 must see to appreciate (937)335-3202 after 11am 1998 FORD Ranger Splash. Books for $4000 online, $3500 OBO. (937)492-9130

1999 NISSAN Maxima, tan with black interior. V-6, manual, fully loaded, two owners, $1500. (937)710-3907

2001 OLDSMOBILE, 4 door sedan. Great condition. 115,000 miles, sun roof, no rust, no dents, new tires. $4800 OBO. (937)622-2844

2008 TOYOTA CAMRY, fully loaded, navigation, heated leather seats, 70k miles, $12,000 (937)216-0284

REPOSSESSED~ 1980 Pontiac Firebird TransAm. Accepting sealing bid until 4pm November 29, 2012. For more information call American Budget (419)629-2411

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Said Premises Appraised at $35,000 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount.


Terms of Sale: 10% day of sale, balance due upon confirmation of sale. John R. Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio



Matthew Gladwell Attorney Nov. 14, 21, 28

Please call: 877-844-8385

1994 FORD F250 4 Wheel Drive pick-up, 7.3 diesel engine. Good wood truck. $2750. (937)492-7713



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1989 CHEVY Silverado. A lot of new parts. $2500. (937)497-8485

Said Premises Located at 4873 State Route 29, Sidney, OH 45365.


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1923 CHEVY, Touring car, 4 door, redone, storage 25 years, runs and drives, $15,000 will trade for toy hauler, (937)658-1946


PictureitSold 2005 FORD EXPLORER XLT

2006 SAAB 9.3 AREO

Loaded, 96k, Excellent condition, asking $11,500 Call (937)538-0026

75,000 miles, leather, 6 speed manual, sunroof, alloy wheels, excellent condition, $13,750 (937)473-3293


Nice and loaded! 77,000 miles. $9900. Call Bob (937)339-8352

2009 CHEVY SILVERADO Extended cab, red with black interior, locking rear differential, Reese hitch, chrome step rail, 17,000 miles, $16,000. Call (937)524-6656


19,000 miles. $15,500. Call Bob (937)339-8352

Live ChristmasTree Directory Tips on Caring for a Real Tree

SELLING QUALITY TREES FOR 18 YEARS All your favorite varieties, ranging from 6-14 ft. (limited number of extra large trees.)

Concolor Fir • Black Hills Spruce Frasier Fir • Scotch Pine

Pine roping & wreathes also available! Open 7 days a week beginning Friday, Nov. 23.


We are a full service tree lot. We trim, fresh cut, load & secure. 25A South & Stone Circle Dr. • TROY 937-335-8000

George’s Dairy Bar Corner of Spring & Ash, Piqua Fresh Cut Eco Friendly Scotch Pine Douglas Fir Fraiser Fir 5’- 10’ Boughs & Roping

Hours: Mon-Thurs 12-9 Fri-Sat-Sun10-9



1. Keep the tree in a cool, shady place like the garage or porch until ready to bring indoors to decorate. 2. Saw a thin disk (1/2 to 1 inch) off the trunk prior to placing the tree in a water-holding stand. 3. Make the cut perpendicular to the axis of the stem, NOT in a v-shape or at angles. The tree will “drink” its water through the layer between the bark and wood. If you shave the bark off of the trunk the tree will not be able to absorb water. 4. Place the tree in its water-holding stand within two hours after making the cut to the trunk. When a tree is cut it will naturally form a seal of sap over it’s stump to keep moisture in the tree. You must break the seal to allow the tree to once again “drink” the water needed to keep it fresh throughout the holidays. 5. Your stand must be able to hold enough water for the size of the tree. A good rule of thumb is a one-quart capacity for every inch of diameter of the trunk. 6. Water temperature makes no difference.

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

Nov. 23 - Dec. 22 10am-5pm Closed Thanksgiving

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


Douglas Fir, Canaan Fir, Norway Spruce $ $

40- 60

Precut trees available. Thousands to choose from!

Trees up to 15’!

Opening Nov. 23 At 10 AM, then Sat. & Sun.10-5 (Go 5 miles south of Sidney on Co. Rd. 25A, turn east onto Kirkwood Rd. and go 1/4 mile)

14933 Kirkwood Rd., Sidney, OH

(937) 492-2215


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