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Chili, not chilly Obama, Romney have lunch together BY BEN FELLER The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Three weeks after the election, Mitt Romney made it to the White House. For about 90 minutes. After an odd arrival in which a man rushed his SUV and ended up getting arrested by the Secret Service.

It wasn’t the start of a term as Romney had envisioned. But it was, at least, all on good terms with the man who defeated him, President Barack Obama. Over a private lunch on Thursday, Obama and Romney had some white turkey chili, Southwestern grilled chicken salad and — from the reports of it — the kind of actual conversation that never happens while two presidential

nominees are bashing each other’s ideas during a campaign. They shook hands in the Oval Office. They spoke of American leadership in the world. They pledged to keep in touch. Maybe even work together. All that, at least, according to a White House statement about what happened behind closed doors. The two men themSee CHILI/Page 16

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DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Dr. Jon A. Brandt • Robert Lewis Akers • Eileen B. Niswonger Bair • William E. Bauman Jr. • Richard H. Brackman

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TODAY’S THOUGHT “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” — James Baldwin (19241987) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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HOUSE SPEAKER House John Boehner of Ohio (center) leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday after reporting on his private talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on the fiscal cliff negotiations. “No substantive progress has been made between the White House and the House” in the past two weeks, Boehner said. The “fiscal cliff” is a combination of tax increases and spending cuts worth about $670 billion that will take effect at the start of next year unless Congress and the White House agree to postpone or replace them.

‘Cliff’ offer receives GOP cold shoulder BY DAVID ESPO The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is seeking $1.6 trillion in higher taxes over a decade and an immediate infusion of funds to aid the jobless, help hard-pressed homeowners and perhaps extend the expiring payroll tax cut, officials said Thursday as talks aimed at averting an economy-rattling “‘fiscal cliff” turned testy. In exchange, the officials said, President Barack Obama will support an unspecified amount of spending cuts this year, to be followed by legislation in 2013 producing savings of as much as $400 billion from Medicare and other benefit programs

over a decade. The offer produced a withering response from House Speaker John Boehner, ROhio, after a closed-door meeting in the Capitol with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. “Unfortunately, many Democrats continue to rule out sensible spending cuts that must be part of any significant agreement that will reduce our deficit,” he declared. Boehner added, “No substantive progress has been made between the White House and the House” in the two weeks since Obama welcomed congressional leaders at the White House. Democrats swiftly countered that any holdup was the fault of Republicans who re-

fuse to accept Obama’s campaign-long call to raise tax rates on upper incomes. At the White House, presidential press secretary Jay Carney said, “There can be no deal without rates on top earners going up.” Taking a confrontational, at times sarcastic tone, he said, “This should not be news to anyone on Capitol Hill. It is certainly not news to anyone in America who was not in a coma during the campaign season.” With barely a month remaining until a year-end deadline, the hardening of positions seemed more likely to mark a transition into hard bargaining rather than signal an end to efforts to achieve a compromise on the first postSee CLIFF/Page 16

DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lottery officials on Thursday verified one of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball jackpot, but that ticket holder — and another in Arizona — remained a mystery, even as neighbors and co-workers lamented their losses and gossiped about who may have won. The tickets were sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix and a gas station in Dearborn, Mo., just off Interstate 29, the highway linking Kansas City to the Canadian border. Missouri lottery officials said they verified a ticket that was presented to them Thursday and set a news conference for 11 a.m. CST Friday at North Platte High School, near where the ticket was bought. Lottery Chief Operations Officer Gary Gonder couldn’t provide any details, including whether the ticket was bought by someone from Missouri. Speculation had many of Dearborn’s 500 residents buzzing about who had won. Cashiers Kristi Williams and Kelly Blount greeted customers with big smiles and questions about whether they had bought the winning ticket. No one had come forward to claim the prize by late Thursday morning, Missouri Lottery officials said. “It’s just awesome,” Williams said. “It’s so exciting. We can’t even work.” Karen Meyers, a server at the Cook’s Corner Cafe, where the daily special was roast beef and potatoes, said she didn’t believe it at first when she heard the winning ticket had been sold nearby. “I think it’s wonderful! I hope someone local won it, not See TICKETS/Page 16

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MUNICIPAL COURT Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Kathleen J. Heitkamp, 12226 Versailles-Yorkshire Road, Versailles, $2,597.13. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Dale A. Wooddell, 556 Rauth St., $2,000.52. Lima Radiological Associates, v. Susan and Richard Hicks, 510 S. Wagner Ave., $180.75. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. James M. Green, 801 Chestnut Ave., $798.20. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. John and Patricia Hurley, 1117 Cinnamon Ridge Lane, $1,278.57. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Richard and Angela Wolfe, 16390 Fort Loramie-Swanders Road, $3,321.82. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Linda and Hume Jr., Edward 16124 Wells Road, Anna, $1,405.08. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Justin and Crystal Massie, 1996 Ta w a w a - M a p l e w o o d Maplewood, Road, $2,355.45. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Michael A. Sowers, 414 S. Main Ave., $811.35. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Chad A. Johns, 333 Apollo Drive, $4,337.11. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jared M. Nation, 562 Addy Ave., $1,070.85. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Thomas and Sherry Tracy, 17622 Sharp Road, $2,433.03. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Michael Murphy, 3020 Shinook Pass, Piqua, $2,766.71. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Matthew S. Carr, 708 Park St., $1,230.65. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Melissa M. Nicodemus, 634 Ardiss Place, $1,611.25. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Michael Munro, 418 E. Broadway Ave., Covington, $1,001.15. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Diane S. Mumpower, 140 Brooklyn Ave., $1,277.93.


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Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Charles L. Downs, 482 W. Parkwood St., $1,197.32. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Martha Holscher, P.O. Box 346, Fort Loramie, $3,479. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Melissa Perkins, 11701 State Route 29, Anna, $451.40. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Kerri and James Fleming, 328 Wilson Ave., $1,577.56. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Scott A. Fisher, 841 N. Main Ave., $137.84. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Mitchell Haynes, 2433 Apache Drive, $1,050.60. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Shawn C. Hussey, 125 Stewart St., $2,615.25. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Teresa Helmandollar, 1205 Fisk St., Piqua, $1,395.66. Rehabmed Associates Inc., Troy, v. Noreen Bertke, 4662 Cardo Road, Fort Loramie, $980. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jeremiah D. Love, 1422 Madison Ave., Piqua, $1,102.65. Retina Physicians & Surgeons, Dayton, v. Sharon F. Cross, aka. Sharon F. Douglas, 10819 Little Turtle Way, $1,830.86. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Elizabeth Steele, 524 Campbell Road, $1,508.65. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jeffrey Miller, 229 S. Miami Ave., $3,746.47. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Amanda M. Redmon, also known as Amanda M. Luthman, Doorley Road, 800 $1.137.67. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jennifer and Randy L. Clemons, 827 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. G, $2,218.77. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Jeremy and Erica Blanford, 130 Bon Air Drive, $1,4446.55. SAC Finance Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., v. Ryan Fahnestock and Jessica Carey, 2464 Cisco Road, $2,887.56. SAC Finance Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., v. Brittney Purtee, also known as Brittney Hayman, 109 1/2 Auburn Ave., Bellefontaine, $7.076.66. Dismissals Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Melissa McMahon, 717 S. Walnut Ave. Dismissed due to lack of prosecution. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Linda and James H. Watson, 608 S. Main St., Jackson Center. Dismissed due to lack of prosecution. Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance, v. Jennifer Slaybaugh, 5880 State Route 29 and Jason Slaybaugh, 8823 Russett Drive, Cincinnati. Dismissed due to lack of prosecution. Lima Radiological Associates v. Kendra A. Vestal, 809 Arrowhead Drive, Apt. C. Judgment and costs have been paid. Lima Radiological Associates v. Brad K. Rodeheffer, 1046 N. Main Ave. Judgment has been satisfied. LVNV Funding LLC, Columbus, v. Kirk Barhorst, 3008 Cardo Road, Fort Loramie. Dismissed due to lack of prosecution.


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owned by Donna M. Echeman-Brown, 529 Fourth Ave. Both vehiWEDNESDAY cles received nonfunc-5:01 p.m.: domes- tional damage. tic. Sidney police charged Jeremy R. Myers, 35, and Angelann Myers, 37, both of 634 S. Miami Ave., with domesTHURSDAY tic violence following an -8:16 a.m.: medical. incident at that address. Sidney paramedics were -2:02 p.m. arrest. Po- dispatched to a medical lice charged James Perk, call in the 1200 block of 18, no address given, Amherst Drive. -7:22 a.m.: medical. with criminal damaging after an incident in Paramedics responded to which an industrial-size the 700 block of Fulton landscaping light and Street for a medical call. -3:05 a.m.: medical. rear passenger window of a vehicle were dam- Medics were dispatched aged at 1351 N. Vande- to a medical call in the 400 block of North mark Road. -12:03 p.m.: bur- Miami Avenue. -1:47 a.m.: fire glary. Realty Passkey Co. of Russells Point told alarm. Firefighters repolice unknown subjects sponded to 933 Oak Ave. removed an electric for a fire alarm caused water heater valued at by burnt food in a mi$700 from a property at crowave. No damage re233 Jennie Way in Sid- sulted. WEDNESDAY ney. -11:08 p.m.: investigation. Firefighters were dispatched to 1002 Taft St. for an odor inPolice charged Han- vestigation. No hazard nah D. Jones, 20, 830 was found. McKinley Ave., with op-4:20 p.m.: medical. erating without reason- Paramedics responded to able control following a Ohio 47 and Sidneytraffic accident shortly Freyburg Road for a before 11 a.m. Sunday medical call. Their servon Fourth Avenue. ices were not needed on Officers said Jones arrival. was driving south on -11:32 a.m.: medFourth Avenue when she ical. Medics were disbecame distracted and patched to a medical stuck a parked vehicle call in the 100 block of

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West Poplar Street. -5:46 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 1200 block of St. Marys Avenue for a medical call. -5:28 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 700 block of South Kuther Road. -1:19 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 700 block of Countryside Lane for a medical call. TUESDAY -10:54 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 400 block of Fairview Avenue for a medical call. -9:56 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to a medical call in the 300 block of Jefferson Street. -8:52 p.m.: fire alarm. Firefighters were dispatched to a fire alarm at 2280 Industrial Drive, caused by a power outage. -7:02 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 700 block of South Ohio Avenue for a medical call. -6:51 p.m.: fire alarm. Firefighters responded to 2280 Industrial Drive for a false alarm due to a power outage. -6:09 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 3000 block of Cisco Road for a medical call.


Capt. Kirk to attend Sheriff’s log Enterprise retirement THURSDAY -6:40 a.m.: burglary. A deputy was dispatched to 7811 Houston Road to investigate the theft of a television set, guns and a lock box.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Capt. James T. Kirk will be on hand when the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise is officially retired. A publicist for William Shatner tells the Daily Press that the actor will attend the ship’s inactiTHURSDAY vation ceremony Satur-11:44 a.m.: medical. day at Naval Station Perry-Port-Salem Res- Norfolk. Shatner is cue responded to a med- scheduled to perform ical call in the 1500 block of State Route 65 in Salem Township. -5:28 a.m.: medical. Rescue and Anna Botkins fire and police were dispatched to a medical call in the 300 block of West Walnut Street. WEDNESDAY -3:40 p.m.: accident. Russia firefighters and Houston rescue and fire units responded to an auto accident in the 5000 block of FesslerBuxton Road in Loramie Township.

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In Sidney Municipal Court Thursday morning, Judge Duane Goettemoeller fined Tammie Lykins, 45, 1433 Spruce Ave., $25 and costs on a charge of failure to yield right of way from an alley. Civil cases SAC Finance Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind., v. Close, 45 Daniel Meadow Lane, $6,179.84. Capital One Bank (USA), Richmond, Va., v. Debora L. Deifibaugh, P.O.Box 77, Pemberton, $4,398.60. Children’s Medical Center, Dayton, v. Kristi L. Frick, 866 Versailles Road, Russia, $1,194.52. Maria N. Lemaster, Sidney, v. Marian Lemaster, 1211 Stephens Road, $1,373.76. Acceptance Asset LLC, Warren, Mich., v. Christopher Kerg, 527 S. Main Ave., $1,734.47. Capital Bank (USA), Richmond, Va,, v. Harold W. Daniel, 9143 Lochard Road, $4,075.35. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Nathan B. Towe, 145 S. Short St., Troy, $1,252.45. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Janie L. Brandewie, 902 Lynn St., $9,782.84. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Houlimatou Ly, 979 Buckeye Ave., $3,223.70. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Elizabeth Wimer, 413 E. Poplar St., $1,168.60. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Wesley B. Thurman, 9415 N. LenaPalestine Road, Conover, $1,314.25. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Paul and Doniele Kirkland, 314 Cleveland St., $2,423.32. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Teresa G. Arnold, aka. Teresa G. Donnelly, $1,450.78. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Shaun and Tracey Kimble, 309 Troy St., Troy, $1,138. Memorial Wilson Hospital v. Michele L. Huston, 11347 City Road 70, Quincy, $1,443.50.


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50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration David and Barbara Geuy will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on December 2, 2012. Their children and families are hosting an Open House from 2-4 pm on Sunday, December 2nd at Pasco United Methodist Church, 1748 St. Rt. 706, Sidney OH in the church basement. Family and friends are welcome.


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DEATH NOTICES William E. Bauman Jr. PIQUA — William E. Bauman Jr., 66, of Piqua, went to heaven at 6:35 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 at his residence following his battle with cancer. A service to honor his life will be held Monday at Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, Piqua.

Richard H. Brackman MINSTER — Richard H. Brackman, 90, of 1528 State Route 716, Maria Stein, died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov, 28, 2012 at Heritage Manor Nursing Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Church, Maria Stein. Arrangements by Funeral Hogenkamp Home, Minster.

There’s ice on Mercury CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Just in time for Christmas, scientists have confirmed a vast amount of ice at the north pole — on Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. The findings are from NASA’s Mercury-orbiting probe, Messenger, and the subject of three scientific papers released Thursday by the journal Science. The frozen water is located in regions of Mercury’s north pole that always are in shadows, essentially impact craters. It’s believed the south pole harbors ice as well, though there are no hard data to support it. Messenger orbits much closer to the north pole than the south.

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FLETCHER — Eileen B. Niswonger Bair, 89, of Fletcher, passed away W e d n e s d a y, Nov. 28, 2012, at 7:05 p.m. in Koester Pavilion, Troy. She was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Pemberton, a daughter of the late Kenneth Archie and Zelma May (Bell) Moore. Eileen married Charles Niswonger in on Dec. 15, 1945, and he preceded her in death in 1977. She then married Clarence H. Bair on June 14, 1980, and he survives in Fletcher. She is survived by a son, Keith (Diana) Niswonger, of Fletcher; a daughter, Loretta (Terry) Dankworth, of Fletcher; stepchildren, Todd (Wendy) Bair, of Fletcher, Ted (Amy) Bair, of Thackery, and Micki (Randy) Brelsford, of Lockington. Eileen was a caring grandmother to five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, seven stepgrandchildren and two stepgreatgrandchildren. Two sisters also survive her, Esther Gimbel, of Bellefontaine, Phyllis (Jim) Ropp, of Kingscreek, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and first husband, three brothers, Ralph, Russell and Roger

Moore, and two sisters, Doris McAlexander and Betty Bodey, preceded Eileen in death. She was a of graduate Adams Township High School in Rosewood and retired in 1986 from Ulbrich’s in Piqua where she worked as a cashier. Eileen was a member of the Fletcher United Methodist Church and she enjoyed attending basketball games and fishing. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Suber-Shively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher, by the Rev. Andy Perry of the Fletcher United Methodist Church Burial will follow in Fletcher Cemetery on North Walnut Street. Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut Street, Fletcher, OH 45326. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to:

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Robert Lewis Akers, 68, 1559 Timberidge Drive, passed away at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 15, 1944, in Sidney, the son of the late Kenneth Arlene and (Moore) Akers. On April 29, 1967, he married Beverly A. Brown, who survives him along with two children, Robin Baker and husband, William, of Hoschton, Ga. and Mark Akers and wife, Shawnda, of Columbus; and five grandchildren, Rhys, Katrin and Rylan Baker and Sophia and Samuel Akers. He is also survived by his siblings, Nancy Steinke and husband, James, of Anna, Marilyn Voisard and husband, Dave, of Sidney, and Tom Akers and wife, Rosalie, of Ormond Beach, Fla., as well as many nieces and nephews. Robert was a lifelong resident of Sidney, and lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sidney. He was a 1962 graduate of Sidney High School, and served six years in the Ohio National Guard. Robert worked for 46 years in the tool and die trade. He worked for Stolle Precision Tool from November 1962 until January 2000 and

from 2000 until his retirement in 2008 he worked for Dayton Reliable Tool (formerly Co. Adena). He enjoyed spending time with Beverly, his children and grandchildren. The grandchildren all loved it when Papa Bobby played because he would spend hours on the floor with them totally focused on playing while making voices for characters; be it a stuffed animal birthday party or a race! Robert also enjoyed fishing, woodworking, travel, music, books, and a good joke! Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, by the Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber. Burial will be at Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, or Wilson Hospice in memory of Robert Lewis Akers. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Akers family at the funeral home’s website,

Dr. Jon A. Brandt C H A R LOTTE, N.C. — Dr. Jon A Brandt died unexpectedly in his home on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. He was born Sept. 10, 1947 the son of Alvina and the late Donald Brandt in Anna. He loved his childhood on the farm, raising farm animals, participating in the Ohio State Fair with the 4-H Club, and his year abroad in Sweden when he was in high school. He attended and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Ohio State University where he was also a proud member and president of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, and went on to earn his PhD at the University of CaliforniaDavis. Jon served as an officer in the U.S. Army at the Pentagon during the Vietnam War. Jon is survived by his two children, Melissa Brandt and her fiancé Ken Nelson and Ryan Brandt and his wife Laura. Jon was expecting to be a grandfather to his first grandchild (a boy) in late March 2013 and would have walked his daughter down the aisle in May 2013. He was very excited about both of these things, as family was extremely important to him. Jon is survived by mother Alvina; his brother Jim and his family, all of Anna. He is also survived by his first wife and the mother of his children, Cinda Brandt and his second wife Jackie Brandt. Jon lived a long full happy life, even though he was only 65. He loved his work, colleagues and students at North Carolina State University in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Jon is recognized as the longest active serving department head at the university, a

position he held for more than 20 years. Among his many honors and awards, he was recognized in 1996 as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Ohio State University. From he 2003-2004, was the president of the American Agricultural Economics Association. He spent countless hours serving on boards and consulting for the agricultural industry, both in North Carolina and nationally. He was devoted and faithful to another of his passions, his church, Apex United Methodist. He sang in the choir, was involved in Bible Study and classes, and served on many committees over the years. He was a devoted Ohio State and N.C. State sports fan and loved his baseball trips with his friends and weekends at the beach with his family and constant companion, his beagle Maggie. Jon was absolutely known as a generous and loving man. He cared deeply for his family and friends. He was a man of constant faith, even in the face of challenges, which brought inspiration to many around him. He was a happy man, and was able to spend a very blessed Thanksgiving with his whole family before his death. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Apex United Methodist Church, 100 S. Hughes St., Apex, N.C. 27502. A celebration of Jon’s life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Apex Methodist United Church. The family will receive visitors immediately following the service. Arrangements are by Montlawn Funeral Home, Raleigh, N.C. Condolences may be made at

NY court rejects inspector liability ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s top court on Thursday rejected damages claims against state inspectors who continually recertified a tour boat for 48-passenger capacity before it overturned on an Adirondack lake in 2005, drowning 20 people on a leaf-peeping tour. The Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the state generally isn’t liable for “the negligent performance” of government functions unless it has some “special duty” to those hurt. Federal investigators afterward said the 40-foot Ethan Allen should have been limited to 14 passengers. The boat tipped over in clear, sunny weather, sending 47 tourists and the captain into Lake George. The National Transportation Safety

Board concluded that “insufficient stability,” partly from the passenger load, was the probable cause of the accident. Nineteen of those killed were from Michigan. One was from Ohio. “Although the law is clear, the upshot is that, regardless of any negligence on the part of the state, the victims of this disastrous wreck are essentially left without adequate remedy,” Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman wrote for the unanimous court. “The Legislature currently has a proposal before it to require public vessels to carry marine protection and indemnity insurance. We note that such a requirement — had it existed — might have been able to provide a modicum of relief here.”

Another Yoda statue, Star Wars fans may get SAN ANSELMO, Calif. (AP) — Star Wars fans might soon have another Yoda statue in the San Francisco Bay area to visit. Filmmaker George Lucas plans to help build a small park in Marin County that would feature a bronze sculpture of the popular Star Wars character,

along with one of Indiana Jones. Lucas’ estate manager, Sarita Patel, said the Yoda statue would be similar to one in San Francisco’s Presidio neighborhood. That one — a full-sized replica of the Jedi sage — lies atop a fountain outside an arts center where Lucas moved most of his

operations in 2005. It has become a big draw for fans. Lucas applied for a permit Wednesday to demolish a building on the site of the planned park in San Anselmo, the town where he lives, the Marin Independent Journal reported. He announced over the summer that he

planned to donate the land where the building sits to the San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce, and donate the statues for the proposed park. Lucas has since also agreed to pay for the building’s demolition. The chamber hopes to raise $150,000 to $200,000 to create the park.


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judge said if Hayne, who’s from Cleveland, concludes the comments showed bias, he would remove himself from the case. Hayne, 35, hopes his plea deal gives him half of the eight- to 11-year sentences his co-defendants got, not half the longer terms sought by the government. The judge called the longer recommendations grotesque. On Thursday, Connor Stevens, of Berea, became the last of the other three men to appeal his sentence as too harsh. Stevens, 21, was sentenced to eight years


Police officers win $1M COLUMBUS (AP) — A group of about 20 Columbus police officers are holding a $1 million ticket sold during the Powerball drawing. Ohio Lottery Commission spokeswoman Sandra Neal told the Columbus Dispatch for its Thursday edition ( ) that the winners have not come forward yet. Jim Gilbert, president of the local Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City Lodge No. 9, confirmed to the paper that a group of about 20 officers were among the winners. More than 300,000 Ohioans won some cash, with a Cleveland gas station selling a $2 million ticket and 17 people winning a $10,000 prize. Lottery officials say two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball jackpot were sold in Arizona and Missouri.

Inmate says he’s innocent COLUMBUS (AP) — A condemned killer trying to delay his execution because he is obese is now raising an innocence claim, a prosecutor said in a filing with the Ohio Parole Board. Death row inmate Ronald Post, who weighs more than 400 pounds, is asking the courts to stop his January execution on the grounds his weight could cause him to suffer severe pain during the procedure. Post has also attempted to delay his execution to try to prove that claims he made a full confession to several people have been falsely exaggerated. Post told the parole board on Nov. 20 that another man shot hotel desk clerk Helen Vantz in Elyria in 1983, Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said in a board filing Wednesday obtained by The Associated Press through a records request. Post said he was “complicit in the robbery” but didn’t enter the hotel personally, Will said in the filing.

Mom appears in court CLEVELAND (AP) — A judge set bond Thursday at $2 million for a mother accused of killing her 3year-old son by fracturing his skull and putting his body in the trash. Camilia Terry, 20, initially told police that her son Emilliano went missing during a Sunday outing to a park. She came under suspicion one day later when she changed her version of how the boy disappeared. The boy’s body was found in trash bags at a waste processing center Monday, and Terry has been charged with aggravated murder. Terry, who was represented by two attorneys as she appeared before Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Pinkey Carr on Thursday, must return to court for another hearing next week. The initial proceedings in Municipal Court set the stage to move the case to felony Common Pleas Court. A DNA sample taken from Terry confirmed the victim was her son, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson said Thursday. The genetic sample was used for identification instead of asking a relative to confirm the identity of the decomposing body, which matched the boy’s description.

Kasich to discuss funding COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s governor says college and university presidents in the state have made headway on a plan to achieve better academic outcomes for students, though he’s keeping tight-lipped on the details. Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) is scheduled to meet Friday with college leaders to unveil new higher education funding recommendations. The governor offered few specifics when asked by reporters Thursday about the announcement. Kasich only said he and school presidents believe there should be incentives to get students to graduate. Only about a quarter of Ohioans hold college degrees, about five points below the national average. The lag has left many non-degreed Ohioans unemployed, even as high-paying jobs open up in fields like technology, health care and energy.

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and one month as the least involved, but the government asked for 19 years. The judge had praised Stevens’ comments court before his sentencing and predicted all three would emerge from prison as better people. A spokesman for U.S. Attorney Steve Dettelbach said there would be no comment on the judge’s bias query to Hayne. Hayne’s attorney, Michael O’Shea, declined to comment. Hayne’s plea change request, filed the day the other three men were sentenced,

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio Senate’s leader said Thursday that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s defeat was a key factor in his decision to block a vote on stringent abortion restrictions. GOP Senate President Tom Niehaus told reporters a Romney victory was a condition he had set with proponents for advancing the socalled “heartbeat bill.” The legislation proposed banning most abortions at the first detectable fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Niehaus announced earlier this week that he would not schedule a vote on the bill. Backers planned a legislative maneuver to force a vote, but Niehaus assisted a procedural move Thursday that put

a stop to that effort. Niehaus said a Romney win over Democratic Barack President Obama would have increased the likelihood of a lineup of new U.S. Supreme Court appointees that would be favorable to a legal challenge to the heartbeat measure. Backers had hoped the legislation’s passage would spark a legal challenge that could lead to overturning the high court’s landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion up until viability, which is closer to 22 weeks after conception. Ohio anti-abortion activists were fiercely divided over the bill, with some fearing a court challenge could undo other abortion restrictions already in place. “The risk became, do you send a bill to the

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio schools would get old-fashioned A through F grades under a new performance ranking system that has cleared the Ohio House. Representatives voted 58-27 to pass the voluminous ratings overhaul on Thursday, sending it to the Senate. Senate President Tom Niehaus (NEE’hows) has also made the proposal a priority in that chamber before the two-year session ends next month. The bill would bestow A, B, C, D and F grades on school districts, school buildings, community schools, STEM schools and college-preparatory boarding schools based on 13 performance measures. The grades would be phased in over three school years to replace the current five-tier system of excellent, effective, continuous improvement, academic watch, and academic emergency. Community schools serving mostly academically challenged students would see a different scale developed.


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U.S. Supreme Court that has the potential to undermine all of the good work that the right-tolife community has done over the previous decades?” Niehaus said. “Could it have undone Roe v. Wade? I don’t know the answer to that question. That appeared to me to be an extreme risk to take, and I was not willing to take that risk.” The powerful Senate Rules committee met Thursday — minus two Republican pro-heartbeat members that Niehaus stripped of their committee appointments Wednesday night — and shut down an effort by the bill’s backers to force a vote on the legislation. The panel voted unanimously to re-refer the bill to the Rules committee, a move that prevented it from being

challenged for 30 days. That’s more time than remains in the legislative session. Niehaus, a New Richmond Republican departing at year’s end due to term limits, said he made the move to protect his members from unfair attacks. “It’s clear that this bill saw some of the most intense lobbying efforts in recent memory — and that’s fine: I’m all for people advocating for their position, and being passionate about their position,” he said. “But threatening, in my opinion, goes over the line. And we saw tactics that I did not appreciate, and my members did not appreciate. And for a small faction of the pro-life community to target the most pro-life group of senators in recent memory was to me outrageous.”

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TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, Nov. 30, the 335th day of 2012. There are 31 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 30, 1982, the Michael Jackson album “Thriller” was released by Epic Records. On this date: ■ In 1782, the United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War. ■ In 1803, Spain completed the process of ceding Louisiana to France, which had sold it to the United States. ■ In 1835, Samuel Langhorne Clemens — better known as Mark Twain — was born in Florida, Mo. ■ In 1874, British statesman Sir Winston Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace. ■ In 1900, Irish writer Oscar Wilde died in Paris at age 46. ■ In 1936, London’s famed Crystal Palace, constructed for the Great Exhibition of 1851, was destroyed in a fire. ■ In 1939, the Winter War began as Soviet troops invaded Finland. (The conflict ended the following March with a Soviet victory.) ■ In 1954, Ann Elizabeth Hodges of Oak Grove, Ala., was slightly injured when an 8-pound chunk of meteorite crashed through the roof of her house, hit a radio cabinet, and then hit her as she lay napping on a couch. ■ In 1962, U Thant of Burma, who had been acting secretary-general of the United Nations following the death of Dag Hammarskjold the year before, was elected to a four-year term. Eastern Air Lines Flight 512, a DC-7B, crashed while attempting to land at New York’s Idlewild Airport, killing 25 of the 51 people on board. ■ In 1966, the former British colony of Barbados became independent. ■ In 1982, the motion picture “Gandhi,” starring Ben Kingsley as the Indian nationalist leader, had its world premiere in New Delhi. ■ In 1987, American author James Baldwin died in Saint Paul de Vence, France, at age 63. Ten years ago: International weapons hunters in Iraq paid an unannounced visit to a military post previously declared “sensitive” and restricted by Baghdad. A nightclub fire in Caracas, Venezuela, killed 50 people.


Toilet paper returned PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — University officials say a New Mexico college graduate, apparently feeling guilty over a student prank years ago, has sent a box of toilet paper to repay the school for loot taken from a dormitory. Eastern New Mexico University says it received the yuletide gift box this week along with a Christmas card and written apology. The box contained five packages of 16 rolls of twoply, septic-safe tissue for a total of 80 rolls. The anonymous writer apologized for stealing bathroom tissue years ago and said a new dedication to Christian faith led to the deed. It was unclear whether the gift itself was a prank. But university officials say “all is forgiven.” The toilet paper is being donating to a nearby charity because it doesn’t fit the school’s dispensers.

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IN THIS citizen journalism image provided by the Homs City Union of The Syrian Revolution, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian citizens walk in a destroyed street that was attacked on Wednesday by Syrian forces warplanes, at Abu al-Hol street in Homs province, Syria, Thursday. Two US-based Internet-monitoring companies say Syria has shut off the Internet nationwide. Activists in Syria reached Thursday by satellite telephone confirmed the unprecedented blackout, which comes amid intense fighting in the capital, Damascus.

Internet service goes out across Syria BEIRUT (AP) — Internet service went down Thursday across Syria and international flights were canceled at the Damascus airport when a road near the facility was closed by heavy fighting in the country’s civil war. Activists said President Bashar Assad’s regime pulled the plug on the Internet, perhaps in preparation for a major offensive. Cellphone service also went out in Damascus and parts of central Syria, they said. The government blamed rebel fighters for the outages. With pressure building against the regime on several fronts and government forces on their heels in the battle for the northern commercial hub of Aleppo, rebels have recently begun pushing back into Damascus after largely being driven out of the capital following a July offensive. One Damascus resident reported seeing rebel forces near a suburb of the city previously deemed to be safe

from fighting. The Internet outage, confirmed by two U.S.-based companies that monitor online connectivity, is unprecedented in Syria’s 20-month-old uprising against Assad, which activists say has killed more than 40,000 people. Regime forces suffered a string of tactical defeats in recent weeks, losing air bases and other strategic facilities. The government may be trying to blunt additional rebel offensives by hampering communications. U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland condemned what she called the regime’s “assault” on Syrians’ ability to communicate with each other and express themselves. She said the move spoke to a desperate attempt by Assad to cling to power. Syrian authorities often cut phone and Internet service in select areas to disrupt rebel communications when regime forces are conducting major operations.

The government sent mixed signals about the Internet outage but denied it was nationwide. The pro-regime TV station Al-Ikhbariya quoted Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi as saying that “terrorists” have targeted Internet cables, interrupting service in several cities. Separately, state-run TV said the outage was due to a technical failure that affected some provinces, adding that technicians were trying to fix it. Activists in Syria, reached by satellite telephones unaffected by the outage, confirmed the communications problems. A young Syrian businessman who lives in an upscale neighborhood of Damascus, which some refer to as part of “the green zone” because it has remained relatively safe, sent a text message to an Associated Press reporter Thursday that said the Internet had been cut in his area and that mobile phone service was cutting out.

UN vote recognizes state of Palestine UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations was approved by a more than two-thirds majority of the 193-member world body — a vote of 138-9, with 41 abstentions. A Palestinian flag was

quickly unfurled on the floor of the General Assembly, behind the Palestinian delegation. Jubilant Palestinians who crowded around outdoor screens and television sets to watch the vote hugged, honked and set off fireworks in celebration. Real independence, however, remains an elusive dream until the Palestinians negotiate a peace deal with the Israelis, who warned that the General Assembly action will only delay a lasting solution. Israel still controls the West Bank, east

Jerusalem and access to Gaza, and it accused the Palestinians of bypassing negotiations with the campaign to upgrade their U.N. status. The United States immediately criticized the historic vote. “Today’s unfortunate and counterproductive resolution places further obstacles in the path peace,” U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said. And U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the vote “unfortunate” and “counterproductive.”

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s unruly newspapers should be regulated by an independent body dominated by non-journalists with the power to levy steep fines, a judge said Thursday in a report that pleased victims of tabloid intrusion but left editors worrying about creeping state control of the country’s fiercely independent press. Minister David Prime Cameron echoed concerns about government interference, expressing misgivings about a key recommendation of the report — that the new regulator be enshrined in law. He called on the much criticized press to show it could control itself by implementing the judge’s proposals quickly — and without political involvement. “I’m proud of the fact that we’ve managed to survive hundreds of years without state regulation,” he said. Lord Justice Brian Leveson issued his 2,000-page report at the end of a media ethics inquiry triggered by a scandal over tabloid phone hacking that expanded to engulf senior figures in politics, the police and Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. His key recommendation was to create a new print media regulator, which he said should be established in law to prevent more people being hurt by “outrageous” press behavior that had “wreaked havoc with the lives of innocent people whose rights and liberties have been disdained.” Cameron, under intense pressure from both sides of an issue that has divided his own Conservative Party, welcomed Leveson’s proposal for a new regulator and said “the status quo is not an option.” But he said that asking legislators to enshrine it in law meant “crossing the Rubicon of writing elements of press regulation into the law of the land.” “I believe that we should be wary of any legislation that has the potential to infringe free speech and a free press,” Cameron told lawmakers in the House of Commons. “In this House which has been a bulwark of democracy for centuries, we should think very, very carefully before crossing this line.” Leveson insisted that politicians and the government should play no role in regulating the press, which should be done by a new body with much stronger powers than the current Press Complaints Commission. But the judge said it was “essential that there should be legislation to underpin the independent self-regulatory system.”

Hostess ready for bake sale NEW YORK (AP) — The future of Twinkies is virtually assured. Hostess Brands Inc. got final approval for its winddown plans in bankruptcy court Thursday, setting the stage for its iconic snack cakes to find a second life with new owners — even as 18,000 jobs will be wiped out. The company said in court that it’s in talks with 110 potential buyers for its brands, which include CupCakes, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos. The suitors include at least five national retailers such as supermarkets, a financial adviser for Hostess said. The process has been “so fast and furious” Hostess wasn’t able to make its planned calls to potential buyers, said Joshua Scherer of Perella Weinberg Partners. “Not only are these buyers serious, but they are expecting

to spend substantial sums,” he said, noting that six of them had hired investment banks to help in the process. The update on the sale process came as Hostess also received approval to give its top executives bonuses totaling up to $1.8 million for meeting certain budget goals during the liquidation. The company says the incentive pay is needed to retain the 19 corporate officers and “highlevel managers” for the wind down process, which could take about a year. Two of those executives would be eligible for additional rewards depending on how efficiently they carry out the liquidation. The compensation would be on top of their regular pay. The bonuses do not include pay for CEO Gregory Rayburn, who was brought on as a re-

structuring expert earlier this year. Rayburn is being paid $125,000 a month. Hostess was given interim approval for its wind-down last week, which gave the company the legal protection to immediately fire 15,000 union workers. The company said the terminations were necessary to free up workers to apply for unemployment benefits. About 3,200 employees are being retained to help in winding down operations, including 237 employees at the corporate level. The bakers union, Hostess’ second-largest union, has asked the judge to appoint an independent trustee to oversee the liquidation, saying that the current management “has been woefully unsuccessful in its reorganization attempts.” Hostess had already said last week that it was getting a flood of interest from potential

buyers for its brands, which also include Devil Dogs and Wonder bread. The company has stressed it needs to move quickly to capitalize on the outpouring of nostalgia sparked by its liquidation. “The longer these brands are off the shelves, the less they’re going to be valued,” Scherer said Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York in White Plains, N.Y. Last week, Scherer had noted that it was a “once-in-alifetime opportunity” for buyers to snap up such well-known products without the debt and labor contracts that would come with the purchasing the entire company. Although Hostess sales have been declining over the years, they still clock in at between $2.3 billion and $2.4 billion a year.


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• The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First cap Leslie Pleiman, of Sid- strapless gown with a off-the-shoulder, United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. sweetheart sleeves and a multiney, and Aaron Boyer, of pleated Saturday Morning DeGraff, were united in shape. It was accentu- flower wrist corsage. The • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, marriage Oct. 6, 2012, at ated with embroidery mother of the bridein Port Jefferson, 9 to 11 a.m. 2 p.m. in the St. John’s and crystals. She carried groom wore a gray, • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, Lutheran Church in Sid- a bouquet of roses, tulips taffeta, full-length dress in Maplewood, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with multi-layered skirtand delphinia. ney. and a multi-flower Pleiman bride is the ing Ashley The Saturday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising daughter of Gary and served as matron of corsage. A reception in St. bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors Karen Pleiman, of Fort honor. Bridesmaids were Michael’s Hall in Fort Kim Eilerman, Julie Loramie. Her grandparopen at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Loramie followed the Fuller, Angie Marchal, ents are Vern and Marge Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all Hilgefort and Mary Ashley Barhorst and ceremony. The couple night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Check- Schmiesing. The bride- Melissa Hoying. The at- honeymooned in Hawaii mates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy groom is the son of Jim tendants wore royal and reside in Sidney. The bride is a 2004 Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are and Cheryl Boyer, of De- blue, strapless dresses Graff. His grandparents with black ribbons that graduate of Fort Lowelcome. 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Kiwanians learn about Salvation Army Rev. David The Payne, of the Sidney Salvation Army, was the featured speaker at the Nov. 21 meeting of the Sidney Kiwanis Club. Also in attendance was Payne’s wife, the Rev. Sharon Payne. The Paynes have led the Sidney organization since June of this year, arriving from Concord, N.H. They are both ordained ministers and have been married 42 years. The Salvation Army was started in England in 1865 by William Booth, Payne said. To congregations who were desperately poor, Booth preached hope and salvation. By 1874, Booth’s organization had grown to 1,000 volunteers and 42 evangelists, all serving under the name, “The Christian Mission.� Booth coined the term, “Salvation Army,� to describe his legions

of volunteers. Payne said that one of the missions of the Salvation Army is disaster work. Members are in New York and New Jersey to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. Payne assisted in New York after Sept. 11 and also was in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Locally, the Salvation Army has an afterschool program with 30 to 35 children attending. The first order of business is homework. It also operates an emergency food pantry. Members provide many of their own vegetables from their Garden of Hope. The Christmas clearinghouse brings together local agencies and organizations to provide Christmas assistance to those in need during the holiday season. Payne concluded his remarks by listing

things he is grateful for and said that we all have an abundance to be thankful for. President Phil Warnecke called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Karen Tennery and the group was led in song by the Don Tangeman and Ralph Bornhorst. The Fun and Games activity was led by John Coffield. Trivia questions about the turkey were asked in this Thanksgivingthemed activity. Ed Ball auctioned items to benefit the Eliminate Project and $13 was collected. Sign-up sheets were passed around looking for volunteers to man the Salvation Army kettles on Dec. 15 and to work the Community Dinner on Dec. 8. It was announced that this year’s spaghetti dinner will be Jan. 19 prior to the Sidney High School/Lehman High School basketball game.

Church women honor Adams, Phlipot The Church Women of Shelby United County recently recognized two women for their contributions to the betterment of life in Shelby County. Lynda Adams, education coordinator of the Shelby County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Tilda Phlipot, director of the Shelby County Historical Society, were presented with checks

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Clydesdales at Air Force Museum FAIRBORN — The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are at the National Museum of the United States Air Force through Sunday. The Clydesdales will be available for the public to visit at the museum on the following dates and times: Today, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon Sunday, from noon-2 p.m. The “gentle giants,� as they are often referred to, are visiting several military bases throughout the United States to thank the troops for all they do

to serve and protect the country. The Clydesdales’ appearance in Dayton is one of hundreds made annually by the traveling hitches. Canadians Scottish descent of brought the first Clydesdales to America in the mid-1800s. Today, the giant draft horses are used primarily for breeding and show. Horses chosen for the Budweiser Clydesdale hitch must be at least three years of age, stand approximately 18 hands — or six feet — at the shoulder, weigh an average of 2,000 pounds, must be bay in color, have four white legs, and a blaze of white on the face and black mane and tail. A gentle temperament is very important as hitch horses meet mil-

lions of people each year. A single Clydesdale hitch horse will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day. Each hitch travels with a Dalmatian dog. In the early days of brewing, Dalmatians were bred and trained to protect the horses and guard the wagon when the driver went inside to make deliveries. The Budweiser Clydesdales can be viewed at the AnheuserBusch breweries in St. Louis, Mo.; Merrimack, N.H.; and Fort Collins, Colo. They also may be viewed at Grant’s Farm in St. Louis and at Warm Springs Ranch, the 300acre Clydesdale breeding farm located near Boonville, Mo.

Dorothy Love seats new trustee

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Lightly butter baking sheet. In a large saucepan, mix together corn syrup, sugar and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Bring mixture to a boil without stirring. When it reaches 260 degrees on a candy thermometer, add food coloring. Do not stir. Remove from heat at 300 degrees. After boiling ceases, stir in the flavoring. Pour onto greased sheets and score the candy. When cool, break into pieces and dust in powdered sugar to prevent sticking, if desired. Joshua Langenkamp

Ann Roller, executive director of Dorothy Love Retirement Community, has announced that Mary Lou Holly was appointed board chairwoman effective July 2012. She replaced Martha B. Milligan, who had served two terms. Roller and Holly also announced the appointment of a new board member, Sandra Adams. She is a retired registered nurse. She received her degree from Clark Technical College and spent most of her nursing career at Upper Valley

Medical Center in Troy. She has served on many boards, including of Miami Hospice County, Miami County Custody Review Board, and the Stouder Foundation Board. Fairlawn High School inducted her into its Hall of Honor. She and her husband, Richard, reside in Troy. Dorothy Love Retirement Community is one

of 11 retirement communities owned and operated by OPRS Communities, a whollyowned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), headquartered in Columbus. Each year, OPRS serves more than 95,000 people in 41 counties through its wholly owned subsidiaries OPRS Communities and Senior Independence.

SCARF Auction and Garage Sale December 1, 2012 at 9am Shelby County Fairgrounds Blue building Auctioneer: Sam Roetter

Sponsored by: and 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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future of the organization and its possible dissolution due to diminishing attendance, reluctance of members to take leadership positions and general lack of interest. A final decision will be made during a meeting Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. at First United the Methodist Church in Sidney. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

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PIQUA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Piqua Public Library and Hospice of Miami County will present a free workshop, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grieving the Holidays,â&#x20AC;? Thursday at 7 p.m. at the library in downtown Piqua. Examples of ways to commemorate a lost loved one will be shared, as well as several handouts, including information on local candle-lighting ceremonies. Strategies for surviving the season while creating new traditions will be discussed. This workshop will be led by Pam Linderson, a United Church of Christ-commissioned minister and a certified thanatologist (the study of death, dying, and bereavement). In addition to serving as a hospital chaplain for nine years, Linderson is now bereavement coordinator for Hospice of Miami County.

during a Church Women United meeting this month. Both women are instrumental in conducting programs that reach out to help children better understand the world in which they live, according to the presenters. The organization has honored such area residents annually for five years. In other business, members discussed the

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THE FAMOUS Budweiser Clydesdale horses are visiting the National Museum of the Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn. They are available for viewing by the public through Sunday.



All proceeds from the auction and garage sale will go to SCARF (Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation) to fund the new website and 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. If you would like to donate any items to the auction please contact us via email Find us on Facebook at for additional updates. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase by Checkers Street Grill


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Contact Jackson Center reporter Terry Pellman with story ideas by phone at (937) 492-0032; email,; or by fax, (937) 498-5991.

Maplewood man to recall village history BY TERRY PELLMAN Church he at“Deadeye Dick,” tends. not only lists the MAPLEWOOD — It Clinehens has cast members, would be easy to catego- a c c u m u l a t e d but also has a rosrize the hamlet of Maple- many phototer of sponsors wood as a village graphs showing that would make inhabited by a lot of good the community’s any local history and friendly people, with past. Some show buff salivate. a strong sense of com- the transition of Clinehens says munity. Maplewood from that the old playMaplewood is all of an agrarian com- Clinehens bill for the threethat, but its current con- munity where act play contains figuration does not tell of farming was done by lit- advertisements for busiits historical embrace of eral horsepower, to the nesses that he had been culture and its colorful days when it was the lo- previously unaware of. past. cation of four farm im- For example, he is still Lifetime Maplewood plement dealers. attempting to pinpoint resident Bernard ClineOne photo shows the the location of where an hens has been studying old livery stable that advertised grocery was the history of Maple- later became a gathering located in the east end of wood, and collecting arti- place for motorcycles the community. facts from its past for and versions of the first Clinehens is also many years. Now Cline- automobiles. That livery knowledgeable about hens plans to share his stable later became the some significant events knowledge of the com- garage to house one of in the history of Maplemunity at a dinner meet- the school buses. The liv- wood. For example, a fire ing of the Maplewood ery stable was at the site in 1905 nearly wiped out Grange to be held on of the current post office. a block of the village. Dec. 11. at 6:30 p.m. at Another photo shows Several businesses were the Maplewood Grange a steam locomotive ar- destroyed in that fire. InHall. The event is open riving at a business in cluded in the destruction to the general public. as by- was the old Knights of Maplewood In addition to collect- standers wait, at least Pythias Hall that was loing information on his one of whom obviously cated above the grocery. own, Clinehens said that arrived on horseback. A man by the name of Mary Scott Ball, a forClinehens can recall S.C. Retter was instrumer neighbor who had many businesses that mental in rebuilding on been another lifetime have come and gone in many of the destroyed resident of the commu- Maplewood. For exam- sites. A concrete block nity, had a collection of ple, the community once building was erected, newspaper articles and had three grocers in along with a grocery and other such items regard- business at the same barbershop. Retter ing Maplewood. time. Maplewood was owned a hardware busiClinehens noted that also the location of the ness in Maplewood. One his mother, who grew up first Ford auto dealer- of the products he ofin nearby Montra, had ship in Shelby County. fered was a storm buggy, scrapbooks of newspaper There were a tile factory a type of horse buggy items containing infor- and sawmill. The mill that provided more shelmation about people and was destroyed in a fire in ter from the weather. events in the area. That 1887. The Knights of collection has also There was also a jew- Pythias went on to build proven quite valuable to elry store based in a new hall around 1907, his study of the past in Maplewood. The Olive which later became the the community. Ailes Company sold fine grange hall, although a Clinehens has even clothing for women. newer grange hall was been teased about havSome of the historical constructed later. ing gathered up all pos- tidbits collected by That was a cement sible Maplewood Clinehens are gems of block building, and memorabilia. Some local history. A playbill Clinehens noted that the items are even stored at from a Maplewood pro- concrete blocks were acthe local Methodist duction of the play, tually poured on the site. Upon its completion, it was renowned as one of the finest Knights of Pythias halls in Western Ohio. Knights of The Pythias and the grange constructed the building in a way that is easily shared. That building played a major role in local culture. It was a site of plays and various lectures. Some productions were of local origin, while others were faciliSDN File Photo For photo reprints, visit tated by companies that THE OLD Maplewood School is shown here, prior went into communities to being torn down. The school served the com- and organized such entertainment. One such munity for many years.

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THIS IS the 1914 ball team for Maplewood School. Shown are (l-r), first row: Bill Munch, Russell Hodge, Wallace Baker, Vernon Gilfillen, Forest Clayton, unidentified; second row: teacher Floyd Strayer, Sandford Peacock, unidentified, Vivian Stewart, Donald Stafford, Ciryl Wones and Auborn Shroyer. local enterprise was the Wise Stock Company that was involved with the 1912 production of “Deadeye Dick.” Considering that the event took place in 1912, one gains a sense of the longevity of some local businesses. Many of the sponsors were from Sidney, and will still resonate with many local residents. Examples are the White Front, a bar and grill operated for many years in Sidney, and the Wagner Hotel, no longer present but a well-established landmark in the history of the town. Even the Spot Restaurant was an advertiser for that 1912 venue. One Sidney business with an advertisement in the playbill sold parts for Rio and Maxwell automobiles, as well as the legendary Indian motorcycles. Culture and entertainment found a home in early Maplewood. There was even an orchestra composed of Maplewood residents, known as Cooke’s orchestra. Cooke was a local businessman, and he and his wife were also actors in the local plays. One could purchase a season ticket to the Maplewood Lecture Series for the price of $1. The programs included a musical group, an impersonator, a lecture titled “The Man from Mars” and a one-man stage performance.

A pair of brothers by the last name of Steenrod also presented motion pictures in the community hall for admission price of 10 cents. The advertisement emphasized that it was clean entertainment. Maplewood also had the first Boy Scout troop in Shelby County. Churches also played a major role in Maplewood’s history. There was a German heritage Reform Church in the village in the past that was known as the Bethel Reform Church. That was later torn down. When some local residents later began talking about the stained-glass windows that were in the old house of worship, Clinehens was able to track down one of them, and arrange for it to be used in the construction of the current Maplewood Methodist Church. The railroad came through in 1893, greatly spurring growth in the community. Henry Ford came to the village at one time when he was in the process of attempting to buy the railroad. Clinehens noted that the deal could not be finalized, because the federal government felt that acquiring the railroad would give Ford too much of a monopoly over the transportation industry. The boom in the community lasted through 1912. Clinehens noted

that it was expected that Maplewood was going to grow larger than Jackson Center. The original name of the community was Tileton, derived from the local production of tile. One version of the story that Clinehens has heard is that a traveler was impressed by the abundance of beautiful maple trees in the community and suggested a name change. Clinehens has also heard that there was another Tileton on the same train line, and that the name needed to be changed to stop the inevitable confusion that resulted. A devastating fire took place in 1943 in which the entire east end of the community was destroyed. Clinehens said that many of the lots were not reused for new construction, as they were too small to have allowable sewage systems installed in keeping with health regulations. Clinehens estimated that as many as 20 properties were not reused, and resulted in a decline in village population. He added that the situation made growth problematic. Clinehens obviously enjoys his Maplewood research, and looks forward to his presentation at the grange hall. He and his wife, Phyllis, have two sons, Brent and Brad, and one daughter, Jennifer.

Harris honored at UVCC Technologies instructor, Jeff Weeks, who shared that “Ryan is an excellent role model for other students.” His academic teachers state that Harris is a good, caring and very trustworthy student. He works very hard in class and shows respect for his classmates. Selections are based on students’ attendance, citizenship, leadership and effort. In addition the student’s academic and career technical program instructors are asked to rate each nominee’s effort during the nine-week grading period.

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Violence against Flu myths exposed teachers rising TEENS: One state youth faof the saddest cility. of contempoThe school rary trends in district could our schools is take the action the proliferait did because in tion of violence California, as in — against not some other only students, states, it’s a but also teach’Tween felony to physiers — in the 12 & 20 cally attack a classrooms and teacher. All 50 Dr. Robert corridors. This should states Wallace is the inevitable have such a law. spillover of an A growing numincreasingly violent so- ber are, indeed, considerciety. Indeed, the once- ing one. shocking spectacle of students attacking DR. WALLACE: I teachers is becoming a don’t enjoy going to common occurrence. school. My grades are For instance, a 17- poor, and I miss a lot of year-old student se- school because of “illverely beat a teacher ness.” I’m 16, and my who was trying to break counselor has recomup a fight at a high mended that I attend a school in a California continuation school set upscale community. The up by our school district teacher suffered a dislo- for students with special cated finger, chipped needs. elbow and bruises on My girlfriend attends a the face and body. The continuation high school words that echoed and really likes it. She throughout the shocked said she gets better community afterward grades because her were, “This shouldn’t classes are smaller and happen here.” But it’s the teachers can spend happening everywhere. more time with individual Violence and threats of students. My parents violence to teachers are don’t like the idea beon the rise across the cause they think a country. diploma from a continuaHow should we disci- tion high school doesn’t pline a student who carry the same prestige physically attacks a as one from a regular teacher? Should the high school. My friend student be suspended, says the diplomas are expelled, prosecuted? equal. Are they? —ClauThis school district took dine, Garden Grove, Calif. the matter very seriCLAUDINE: A ously and filed felony diploma earned at an alcharges against the at- ternative or continuatacker. If convicted, he tion high school is faces up to three years accepted as equal to one and eight months in a earned at a “regular”


school. Such high schools are fully accredited by the state and provide just the sort of environment that many students need. They offer students with special needs a chance to get a good education and earn a diploma. If you are not learning at your current school — and dislike it enough to make yourself “sick” so you can stay home — by all means consider joining your friend at a continuation high school. DR. WALLACE: Why do pet dogs need to be licensed while cats do not? I think this is discrimination of the highest form, and dog lovers throughout the country should protest (peacefully). —Allison, Pittsburg, Pa. ALLISON: I’m told by my local animal shelter that dogs are considered to be domesticated and cats are not. I guess this is why you can take your dog for a walk on a leash, but you can’t walk your cat. Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at To find out more about Dr. Robert Wallace and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

COLUMBUS — It’s been said that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but that’s certainly not the case when it comes to the flu. Every year millions of people are either uninformed about the flu or buy into long-held myths about it, and end up suffering needlessly. “This is a pretty busy time around here,” said Dr. Dennis Cunningham, a physician in Infectious Diseases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. “Our emergency departments, urgent care centers and inpatient numbers always go up because of the flu, although many of those patients could avoid getting sick if they’d practice a little prevention.” Cunningham says part of the problem is that many people buy into longheld myths about the flu vaccine, and will avoid getting immunized because of them. Here are four of the most common flu myths: • Myth No. 1 — The flu is only spread by sneezing. “Germs are pretty easy to pass around and flu is really contagious,” said Cunningham. “It’s very easy for one child to give it to another child and the next thing you know, they bring it home.” Because of that, experts say it is important to clean your hands often during flu season, and urge children to do the same. “The easiest way to do that is to use hand gels, but make sure they have at least 65 to 95 percent alcohol in it,” said Cunningham. Or, if soap and water are nearby, wash your hands often. “Honestly, the temperature of the water doesn’t matter so much as that rinsing motion and get the soap and virus completely off your hands. We tell our kids to sing their ABCs and wash their hands the entire time. That should be enough to get any virus off the surface of their hands.” • Myth No. 2 — You should wait until it’s cold outside to get your flu vaccine. “Some people are worried that if you get the shot too soon, it will wear off by the time winter gets here,” said Cunningham. “The truth is, vaccinating people even in August will protect them throughout the entire flu season. This also includes the elderly who typically have been the group people were most worried about.” • Myth No. 3 — Flu vaccines don’t protect you from current strains. From the H1N1 scare in 2009 to swine

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Focus on home, family and domestic activities today. A conversation with a parent might be particularly significant. (“Luke, I am your father.”) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a busy day. You’ve got things to do, places to go and people to see. Enjoy short trips, running errands and talking to everyone. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Pay attention to your cash flow and your money scene. Get a good picture of how much money you don’t have. You might want to give some thought to looking for a different job or making money on the side. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might be a bit more emotional than usual today because the Moon is in your sign. No worries. This happens for about two days every month. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You’ll enjoy privacy or some moments of solitude today if you can swing it, because you need some downtime. It’s hard out there without your towel. Have a quiet day. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Schmoozing with others will please you today. In particular, you’ll like meetings and talking to people in clubs or classes. Share your dreams for the future with someone. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Aspects of your private life likely will be public today, especially in the eyes of bosses and VIPs. If you feel guarded about something, be aware of this! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Do something different today. Go someplace you’ve never been before. You’re hungry for adventure, and you want to learn something new! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Focus on clearly defining shared property, debt, taxes and inheritances. Don’t leave things up to anyone’s imagination. Spell it out. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Because the Moon is opposite your sign today, you will have to go more than halfway when dealing with others. Don’t worry — in two weeks, others will go more than halfway when dealing with you! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Do what you can to become more efficient and productive. Make lists. Get the support equipment you need to help you work better. This is a good day to focus on health issues as well. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A playful day! Do something that pleases you — perhaps watching sports or a movie, or enjoying lunch or dinner with a friend. Playful times with children will delight. YOU BORN TODAY You have a glib humor that delights others. Furthermore, people love your sassy attitude and daring willingness to openly speak your mind. You are generous, friendly and definitely flirtatious. You’re a free spirit, which is why it’s important that you have the freedom to express yourself. You are beginning a fresh, new cycle in the year ahead. Open any door! Birthdate of: Jeremy Northam, actor, Zoe Kravitz, actress; Woody Allen, director/actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Heart failure quite treatable DEAR DRS. To your permits fluid to DONOHUE ooze out of blood good AND ROACH: I vessels and “conam 71 years old health gest” tissues in and have been di- Dr. Paul G. the feet, ankles agnosed with and lower legs. Donohue chronic heart The lungs fill and failure. In Octowith fluid, which Dr. Keith ber of last year, I brings on heart Roach had triple bypass failure’s cardinal surgery, but now I’m in feature — gasping for good health. Some breath on even slight exthings I have read about ertion. chronic heart failure are Other signs of heart unnerving. Will you give failure are breathlessme your take on what ness when lying in bed, lies ahead for me? — S.T. heart enlargement, seen ANSWER: Heart fail- on X-rays, and the docure, chronic heart failure tor’s discovery of lung and congestive heart sounds that indicate the failure are the same con- lungs have fluid in them. dition. It’s one of the Numerous conditions most common reasons lead to heart failure. At why older people are the top of the list is corohospitalized. The basic nary artery disease, problem is that the heart blockage of heart arterhas become so weak that ies that often brings on a it circulates blood poorly. heart attack. This must Such poor circulation be why your heart failed.

You did have surgery to correct blocked heart arteries, but they did their damage well before surgery took place. Heart valve problems, high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation are other causes of heart failure. Medicines usually can get the heart beating with greater vigor and can lessen or abolish most symptoms. Anything that affects heart function must be treated. High blood pressure, for example, has to be lowered. You might think that inactivity is best for your heart; it isn’t. Your doctor will outline a program that keeps you active to the level that your heart can tolerate. Walking is one example, but more strenuous exercise is encouraged

when your heart becomes stronger. You should be on a low-salt diet. You ought not to be discouraged about your outlook. The life span of people with congestive heart failure has increased by 15 percent in men and by 5 percent in women in just the past decade. The increment in women’s life span is smaller because women live longer, on average, than men. Readers can order the booklet on congestive heart failure by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 103, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

Too much togetherness may cause breakup DEAR ABBY: leave him. I’m engaged to We spend pracsomeone I love tically every wakvery much. I am ing (and 36 and he is 44. non-waking) moWe get along ment together. great, but he’s in I am almost at a rush to get mara breaking point. ried. It will be my Help! — OVERfirst and his secWHELMED IN Dear ond. We got enP E N N S Y LVA Abby gaged three NIA Abigail months ago, and DEAR OVERVan Buren WHELMED: I he wants the wedding to be in Febru- hope you realize that the ary. The date he picked is behavior you are describhis father’s birthday. ing is not an indication of My other problem is, love, but of extreme insehe is always pawing at curity. me. He always needs to His need to conbe touching me or calling stantly touch you, his me his “beautiful angel.” defensiveness if you say It’s good to hear that once you need some space, in a while, but not five and his fear that you times a day. will leave him WON’T I love being with him, CHANGE if you marry but sometimes I need my him. I am also concerned own space. If I say no, he about the way your wedgets defensive and wor- ding date was chosen, ried that I’m going to because the decision

wasn’t arrived at mutually. Ask yourself this: If he makes what should be joint decisions, and you have no space for yourself because of his insecurity, is this the way you want to spend a LIFETIME? These could be symptoms of an abuser. DEAR ABBY: I’m 25, have an associate’s degree in health management, completed a CRMA (Certified Residential Medication Aide) course, and I’m now on my way to obtaining my bachelor of science in health management. It sounds like I’m heading toward a great future, right? My problem is I have zero confidence in mys self. I’m scared to death of making mistakes as a CRMA, and equally scared of being successful.

Everybody says how “proud” they are of me and that I’m headed toward great things, but I’m not sure I can do this. I am struggling to find self-confidence because if I don’t believe in myself, I won’t achieve anything. What can I do to put myself out there and take the steps I need to accomplish my goals? — NEEDS A BOOST IN MAINE DEAR NEEDS A BOOST: Self-doubt can be an asset if it causes you to strive harder to master the skills you will need in your profession. However, because you are afraid of both failure AND success, the surest way to conquer your fears would be to talk about them with a counselor at your school or to a psychologist. What you are dealing with is not as unusual as you may think.

Nov. 30, 1912 Before a large crowd at the fairgrounds yesterday afternoon, the Urbana High School team defeated the Sidney High school team by a score of 7 to 0 in the annual Thanksgiving Day game. A fumble near the Sidney goal line recovered by Urbana paved the way for the only score of the game. ––––– The Hon. Robert C. Patterson of Dayton will be the speaker at the annual Elk Lodge Memorial service to be held Sunday afternoon at the Lyric Theater. The following persons will play in the orchestra for this program under the direction of Lawrence Charles Meyerholtz: Martz, Floyd Lenox, Frank Lucas, Harry Knauer, Mary Shaw, James Stuber, Willis Taylor, Ruth Kaser, John Schmerge, Elsie Seving, Laura Whited, Faye Voisard, Frazier Horr, Harold Tucker, Ross Grosvenor, C.G. Carr, Harry Rebstock, Harry Agard, Johnson Dickensheets, and Elmer Dill.

evening in the social rooms of the First National Exchange Bank. Roy Steinle, of Steinle Drugs, was named president for the upcoming year, with Wallace Masteller, Monarch Cleaners, first vice president and Bert Kastan, Kastan Jewelers, second vice president. The 22 member steering committee that will guide the activities of the retail division includes these three officers and Earl Davis, William Rhees, Paul Sarver, Larry Fox, Harold Harris, Arthur Bond, Dave Fishel, Hugo Meyer, Charles Williams, Roy Blackston, H.E. Bonnoront, Wally Sachs, Paul Snyder, Carl Kruckenberg, Lee Kaufman, Wilson Lochard, 75 years Robert Seving, Arthur Nov. 30, 1937 Tremain and William Wilson Memorial Wood. Hospital has received 25 years word that it has been seNov. 30, 1987 lected as a pneumonia Friends, relatives and typing station by the members of the same State Dept. of Health. faith from throughout This is part of a program the state all pitched in launched by the state over the Thanksgiving department to aid in the holiday weekend to build diagnosis and treatment a home for the Jon Carey of pneumonia by use of family. The Careys’ moanti-pneumococci serum. bile home was destroyed At the present time, by fire on October 15. Miss Madeline Greiner, Thanks to an outpouring hospital technician is in of volunteer labor, Virattendance at a special ginia Carey said her course of training at family hopes to be able Cincinnati General Hos- to move into their new pital. home by December 15. ––––– The Careys provided the Full military funeral materials for the project services for Rear Admi- and the labor has been ral Raymond S. Patton, donated by the workers. director of the U.S. Coast In all, more than 100 and Geodetic Survey, people have contributed were held yesterday in to the project. Washington with burial ––––– in Arlington being Practice makes perCemetery, near the tomb fect for the Shelby of the Unknown Soldier. County Choral Society. Rear Admiral Patton The group, under the diwas a former Sidney res- rection of Paul Workman ident. of Anna, is preparing for

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Nov. 30, 1962 BOTKINS — Botkins Women’s Club elected Mrs. David Becker, president, at a meeting Tuesday night, Mrs. Virgil Becher, vice president, Mrs. Edward Kelm, secretary and Mrs. Don Brown, treasurer. Installation will take place December 27 when the committee for 1963 will be announced by the new president. ––––– Organization of the retail division of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce was completed at a meeting held Thursday

the upcoming production of “The Messiah.” The first performance is Thursday at St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Anna. The schedule concludes Sunday with a performance at First United Methodist Church in Sidney. Both presentations are open to the public. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet!

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MPA Services provides Supported Living services to individuals with DD. We are accepting applications for employees to perform in home care in Troy and Sidney, part time. You will assist with daily living skills, transportation, money management, and medication supervision. No behaviors. Working in a fun atmosphere. We provide a consistent schedule, great pay/benefits plus paid training. Our employees must have a HS diploma or GED, be highly self motivated and have superb ethics.

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POLICY: Please Check Your Ad The 1st Day. It Is The Advertiser’s Responsibility To Report Errors Immediately. Publisher Will Not Be Responsible for More Than One Incorrect Insertion. We Reserve The Right To Correctly Classify, Edit, Cancel Or Decline Any Advertisement Without Notice.

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Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk, a Legal Professional Association, is seeking a legal assistant to work in its litigation department at its Sidney, Ohio office. This individual will be responsible for assisting the firm’s litigation attorneys with various administrative responsibilities.

This position promotes, coordinates and maintains all Environmental, Health and Safety programs and ensures the programs adhere to all regulatory requirements.

Applicant must have excellent communication and administrative/typing skills and be proficient in Microsoft office software including Word, Excel and Outlook. Qualified individuals must be detail-oriented, energetic, and self-motivated. Prior experience working with litigation attorneys and/or as a paralegal is preferred.

Norcold, Inc., recognized as the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, Marine and Truck markets, is currently accepting resumes for an Environmental, Health and Safety Coordinator.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor degree in EHS or related concentration AND at least 2 yrs experience in: manufacturing environment, ISO 14001 and OSHA compliance, facilitation and presentation, Microsoft Office, First Aid, CPR, and Lean.

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Thieman Stamping & Metal Fabrication is seeking a qualified associate to fill the role of Quality Manager in our New Bremen facility. This person will be responsible for managing all company-wide quality policies, procedures, processes, programs and practices to assure Thieman of continuous conformance with appropriate standards.


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IN THE PROBATE COURT OF SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO ADOPTION OF: Richard Allen Lyle Case No. 2012 ADP 00018 LEGAL NOTICE TO: Richard Steiner, Jr., ADDRESS UNKNOWN You are hereby notified that on the 26th day of September, 2012, Ryan Mathew Lyle filed in this Court a Petition for Adoption of Richard Allen Steiner, III, a minor, whose date of birth is 06/16/2007, and for change of the name of the minor to Richard Allen Lyle. This Court, located at 100 E. Court St., 2nd Fl, Sidney, OH, will hear the petition on the 7th day of January, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. It is alleged in the petition, pursuant to R.C. 3107.07, that the consent of Richard Steiner, Jr., is not required due to the following: Richard Steiner, Jr., the parent has failed without justifiable cause to provide more than de minimis contact with the minor for a period of at least one year immediately preceding the filing of the adoption petition or the placement of the minor in the home of the petitioner. That the parent has failed without justifiable cause to provide for the maintenance and support of the minor as required by law or judicial decree for a period of at least one year immediately preceding the filing the adoption petition or the placement of the minor in the home of the petitioner. The father, Richard Steiner, Jr., abandoned the child. There has been no contact or support for four (4) years. “A FINAL DECREE OF ADOPTION, IF GRANTED, WILL RELIEVE YOU OF ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO CONTACT THE MINOR, AND, EXCEPT WITH RESPECT TO A SPOUSE OF THE ADOPTION PETITIONER AND RELATIVES TO THAT SPOUSE, TERMINATE ALL LEGAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE MINOR AND YOU AND THE MINOR’S OTHER RELATIVES, SO THAT THE MINOR THEREAFTER IS A STRANGER TO YOU AND THE MINOR’S ORMER RELATIVES FOR ALL PURPOSES. IF YOU WISH TO CONTEST THE ADOPTION, YOU MUST FILE AN OBJECTION TO THE PETITION WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS AFTER PROOF OF SERVICE OF NOTICE OF THE FILING OF THE PETITION AND OF THE TIME AND PLACE OF HEARING IS GIVEN TO YOU. IF YOU WISH TO CONTEST THE ADOPTION, YOU MUST ALSO APPEAR AT THE HEARING. A FINAL DECREE OF ADOPTION MAY BE ENTERED IF YOU FAIL TO FILE AN OBJECTION TO THE ADOPTION PETITION OR APPEAR AT THE HEARING.” William Zimmerman, Probate Judge Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7 2335118

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Board OKs policies HOUSTON — The Hardin-Houston Local Board of Education approved school board policies covering procedures for the employment of the superintendent and administrators to purchases, graduation requirements and the school calendar during its November meeting. The following oneyear supplemental contracts were approved for the 2012-13 school year: Brad Allen, varsity baseball, $3,070; Scott Bayless, assistant baseball, $1,842.42; Ron Boeke, varsity track, $2,303; Bill McKenney, assistant track, $2,303; Ron Boeke, indoor boys and girls track, $1,381; Brant New, varsity softball, $4,606; Molly Snow, assistant softball, $1,535; Joni Dunham, varsity track, $3,070; Lindsay Roiberg, assistant track, $1,535; Carrie Pratt, junior high track, $1,228; and Samantha Sharp, elementary musicals, $307. Jim Gooding and Glenn Brown were employed as junior high sports event supervisors at $50 per event. The board approved a request from teacher Jill Burks for medical leave of 5 1/2 weeks and employed Julie Billenstein as a long-term substitute for the 2012-13 school year, beginning Dec.10. The board also contracted with Peepels Lawn Service for snow removal. The meeting included an executive session to consider the purchase or sale of property for public purposes. The next regular board meeting will be Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. in the media center.

Students recognized PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Student Services Director Matt Meyer has released the names of the Career Center’s High School Students of the Month for November. According to Meyer, students from each program are named for the honor to recognize extra effort and to encourage development of leadership, scholarship, citizenship and community service abilities throughout the year. The winners from local schools for November are: • Anna: Jesse Grilliot, Computer Information Technologies II. • Fairlawn: Anthony Cardo, Discovery (American Sign Language). • Fort Loramie: Roxanne Yates, Discovery (American Sign Language). • Houston: Anna Frohne, Discovery; Elizabeth Douglas, Medical Information Management I; Megan Estes, Discovery (American Sign Language); Brice Rehfus, Discovery; Samantha Runkle, Early Childhood Education & Care II. • Russia: Savanna Lavy, Early Childhood Education & Care I. • Sidney: Brittany Bradley, Interactive Media I; Kaitlyn Salyers, Medical Information Management I (American Sign Language).

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‘Mr. Scrooge’ returns Sock & Buskin to present traditional favorite Sock & Buskin Community Theatre brings back a holiday tradition from 20 years ago when it presents the musical, “Mr. Scrooge,” at the Historic Sidney Theatre, 120 W. Poplar St., Dec. 7-9. Performances will be 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, and are available in advance at 2nd Hand Thoughts, 115 S. Ohio Ave., School’s Locker Stocker, 126 E. Poplar St., and at the door. “Mr. Scrooge” is based on Charles Dickens’s classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Set in London in 1871, it tells the story of hardhearted Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas and is visited successively by three ghosts, the ghosts of Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas future. They bring revelations to Scrooge, mainly about himself, and he’s shocked into action that centers about the poor but happy Cratchit family and their brave little crippled son, Tiny Tim. The musical will be directed by Kevin FrazierJones, of Anna. This show was previously produced by Sock & Buskin in 1987, 1988, and 1991. Many may remember David Lodge as the lovable Mr. Scrooge in 1987 and 1988. Then in 1991, Duane “Toby” Tyler portrayed the crotchety title character. This year’s Scrooge is veteran actor Mike Maxson. Maxson first appeared on the Sock & Buskin stage in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” in 1984. Since then, he has appeared in, worked on, or directed more than 35 shows for Sock & Buskin, Sidney Dance Company, Jesters Roving Players, Van Wert Civic Theatre, and area high schools. He has received numerous awards from the Ohio Community Theatre Association and in 2011, Sock & Buskin presented him with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the arts in Shelby County for more than 20 years. Comprising the rest of the


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CAST MEMBERS of “Mr. Scrooge” rehearse in preparation for opening night, Dec. 7. The musical will be produced by Sock & Buskin Community Theater in the Historic Sidney Theatre in downtown Sidney through Dec. 9. From left: Kiefer Bertsch, 15, of Anna, as Bob Cratchit; Caleb Ordean, 17, of Sidney, as Tiny Tim; Sean Toner, 12, of Sidney, as Harry Cratchit; Lola Chambers, 9, of Sidney, as Martha Cratchit; Loralee Chambers, 6, of Sidney, as Elsie Cratchit; and Mandesha Thorton as Mrs. Cratchit. cast are Kiefer Bertsch as Bob Cratchit, and Mandesha Thorton as Mrs. Cratchit, Caleb Ordean as Tiny Tim, Sean Toner as Harry Cratchit, Loralie Chambers as Elsie Cratchit, Lola Chambers as Martha Cratchit. Also Blaine O’Leary as Scrooge’s nephew, Fred, Sandy Park as his housekeeper, Mrs. Dilber, Jack Martin as Marley, John Wagoner as the ghost of Christmas past, Rodney Bertsch as the ghost of Christmas spirit, Sara Henman as the ghost of Christmas future, Kris Frazier-Jones as Mr. Fezziwig, and Emily Caudil as Mrs. Fezziwig. Also Eddie Saunders as young Scrooge, Victoria Wilver as Isabel, Maya Wills as Miss Sharkey, Teresa Coleman as the school marm, Ann Allenbaugh as the first lady, Alyssa Bertsch as the second lady, Sara Gibson as Felicity, Samantha Sargent as a street urchin, and AJ Snyder as watchman no. 1. Also in the cast are Elizabeth Allenbaugh, Maddy Wills, Alexandra Sargent, Heidi Toner, Jorden Manuel, Ella Egan and Lorrayne Chambers.

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Northwestern Ohio The University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima has released its dean’s list for October session 2012 for students in the College of Technologies. Local full-time students who received a grade- point average of 3.5 or better include: • Anna: Kyle Raymond Wyatt. • Botkins: Adam Michael Bornhorst, Aaron Michael Maurer and Justin Oellerman. • Fort Loramie: Tyler John Magoto and Joseph E. Meyer. • Jackson Center: John W. Rue. The university also has released its dean’s list for summer quarter 2012 for students in the College of Business. The following full-time students received a grade-point average of 3.5 or better: • Sidney: Jessica Lynne Prince, Part-time students named to the dean’s list were: • New Knoxville: Katie Jo Pfenning. • Versailles: Heather G. Luebke. • Yorkshire: Aaron Anthony Ritter.

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Caring for patients Medical Technology students at Upper Valley Career Center experience the challenge of caring for individuals with a range of disabilities through a patient-care simulation included in the STNA course. Shown here is Zach Hoover, Troy High School, who took on the role of patient without use of arms; while Brittany Current, Sidney High School, practiced her communication and feeding skills. The engaging exercise helps students in both roles gain sensitivity and compassion.

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WES PRINZEN, of Fountain Hills, Ariz., smiles as he takes away his modest $4 winnings, at a 4 Sons Food Store where one of the winning tickets in the $579.9 million Powerball jackpot was purchased Wednesday in Fountain Hills, Ariz.

TICKET someone just passing through,” she said. “It’s a small town where everyone is really nice.” Kevin Bryan bought his ticket at the Trex Mart and made an extra trip to his mother’s home in Dearborn to verify that the ticket he left on her counter wasn’t, in fact, the winner. “When I heard it was sold here in Dearborn I about fell over,” Bryan said, as he hung Christmas lights outside his mother’s home. He said the only other local lottery win he could remember was when an area farmer won about $100,000 in scratch-off game years ago “and bought himself a combine.” The winning ticket sold in Arizona was purchased at a 4 Sons Food Store in Fountain Hills near Phoenix, state lottery officials said. Customers poured into the store, to check their tickets and share in the big moment. “I think it’s crazy, and I also think it’s great,” said Bob Chebat, who manages the 4 Sons. “I’m glad that all that work yesterday wasn’t for nothing.” The store was swept up in a nationwide ticket-buying spree preceding Wednesday’s drawing, with the big money enticing many people who rarely, if ever, play the lottery to buy a

From Page 1 shot at the payout. Clerks at 4 Sons sold 986 Powerball tickets Wednesday, which Chebat said was well above average. Baron Hartell, son of the owner of the Missouri store, said if the winner isn’t a local resident it might have been a truck driver. Interstate 29 connects Kansas City to the Canadian border, so it’s a busy thoroughfare in both directions. “Even the truck drivers who come around, we see them every day, so they all feel like all locals to us,” he said. Store manager Chris Naurez said business had been “crazy” for Powerball tickets lately and that the store had sold about $27,000 worth of tickets in the last few days. “This really puts Dearborn on the map,” he said. Kenny Gilbert, the general manager of Trex Mart, suggested his staff would be sharing in the $50,000 bounty that the store will be awarded for selling one of the winning tickets. “The response from the owner was, ‘I guess we’ll be able to give out Christmas bonuses,’” Gilbert said. “That’s nice, especially at this time of year.” Winners in both states have 180 days to claim their share of the prize money.

The numbers drawn Wednesday night were 5, 16, 22, 23, 29. The Powerball was 6. The $587.5 million payout represents the second-largest jackpot in U.S. history. Tickets sold at a rate of 130,000 a minute nationwide — about six times the volume from a week ago. That pushed the jackpot even higher, said Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association. The jackpot rolled over 16 consecutive times without a winner. Bob Kangas realized Wednesday night that one of two winning Powerball jackpot tickets had been bought in Arizona, but he didn’t immediately check his numbers. “I didn’t want to look because I just wanted to dream about being rich,” Kangas said Thursday while checking his tickets at the 4 Sons store where he bought his tickets — and where the winning ticket was sold. “I just wanted to dream all night,” he said, breathing a heavy sigh as he realized his tickets were not winners. In a Mega Millions drawing in March, three ticket buyers shared a $656 million jackpot. This remains the largest lottery payout of all time. ——— Skoloff reported from Fountain Hills, Ariz.

Shelby County 2012 dog license will go on sale Saturday, Shelby County Auditor Dennis York announced Thursday. Fees for timely-purchased licenses are $12 per individual dog and $60 per kennel. Licenses purchased after Jan. 31 will double in cost to $24 and $120 for a kennel license. All dogs three months of age and older must be licensed. Licenses sold in Shelby County are only for animals housed in the county. Shelby County kennel licenses can be obtained only from the dog warden at the Animal Shelter, 1100 Clem Road, Sidney. Dog licenses may be ordered online at: Online purchases require an additional $2 fee per license and 50 cents per order for postage. Licenses may be ordered from the auditors office by mailing the required fee and a self-ad-

No action taken on personnel issue Shelby County Commissioners’ Thursday meeting included an executive session with Tom Bey, Job and Family Services director, to discuss a personnel issue. No action was taken following the session. Commissioners allowed county bill totaling $282,985.51 and adjourned to an 11:30 a.m. Auglaize River Project Tour in Auglaize County. During commissioners’ meeting Tuesday, Greg Lyons, of county maintenance, reported the county jail boiler project has a planned completion date of Dec. 4. Anita Miller, Fair Haven Shelby County Home director, requested approval of a proposed room rate schedule for


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election challenge of divided government. Boehner suggested as much when one reporter asked if his comments meant he was breaking off talks with the White House and congressional Democrats. “No, no, no. Stop,” he quickly answered. “I’ve got to tell you, I’m disappointed in where we are, and disappointed in what’s happened over the last couple weeks. But going over the fiscal cliff is serious business.” Republican aides provided the first description of the White House’s offer, although Democratic officials readily confirmed the outlines. Under the proposal, the White House is seeking passage by year’s end of tax increases totaling $1.6 trillion over a decade, including the rate hikes sought by Obama. Obama also asked for approval by year’s end of $30 billion to renew expiring jobless benefits, $25 billion to prevent a looming Jan. 1 cut in fees for doctors who treat Medicare patients and an undisclosed amount to help homeowners hit by the collapse in real estate values. The White House also wants a new stimulus package to aid the economy, with a price tag for the first year of $50 billion, as well as an extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut that is due to end on Dec. 31, or some way to offset the impact of its expiration. In political terms, the White House proposal is a near mirror image of what officials have said Republicans earlier laid down as their first offer — a permanent extension of income tax cuts at all levels, an increase in the age of Medicare eligibility and steps to curtail future growth in Social Security cost-of-living increases. In exchange, the GOP has offered to support unspecified increases in revenue as part of tax reform legislation to be written in 2013. The GOP said the White House was offering unspecified spending cuts this year. Those would be followed next year by legislation producing savings from Medicare and other benefit programs of up to $400 billion over a decade, a companion to an overhaul of the tax code. For the first time since the Nov., 6 elections, partisan bickering seems to trump productive bargaining as the two sides maneuvered for position. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters, “We’re still waiting for a serious offer from Republicans,” the Nevada Democrat said at a news conference. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., was more emphatic. Referring to a meeting at the White House more than a week ago, he said both sides agreed to a two-part framework that would include a significant down payment in 2012, along with a plan to expand on the savings in 2013.

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Cavs open tonight with Minster Lehman and Minster square off with each other tonight to open the boys basketball season, the game set for the Lehman gym. The Cavaliers are again under the coaching of Isaiah Williams, and they head into the season with some big holes to fill. The Cavs had one of the top one-two punches in the area last season in Alex Baker and Solomon King-White. But both have graduated, taking nearly 50 points a game with them. In an attempt to make up for the loss of King-White, Williams said the point guard spot will be by committee this season. In Minster, the Cavaliers face a team with some veteran players who have been through a lot, like playoff football, and back-to-back state championships in baseball. Minster coach Mike Lee faced much the same thing he has in the past, getting a late start at practice because of the success of the football team. And for his trouble he gets two tough games to open the season, Friday against the Cavaliers and Saturday at home against a good Spencerville squad “It’s been a rushed preseason,” Lee said. “I’d love to say we could use another two or three weeks, but in this day and age with as many games as we play, there’s not a whole lot of room to move things around. The biggest thing is just like this weekend, a double weekend right off the bat. I’m looking to get the kids into basketball shape, which is totally different from football. I haven’t seen anything major, but it’s not like our kids have back-to-back tough had games. So we’ll try to figure things out.” Lee says it will be a good opener for his squad Friday at Lehman. “I don’t know a lot about them,” he said of the Cavs. “I know they lost their top two scorers but I also know their kids had a successful summer. I’m sure the excitement will be there. We’re just going to go in there and be ready to play.” He expects another challenge Saturday against Spencerville, a team the Wildcats lost to last season and has a lot of those same players returning this year.

Pro Player Baseball Camp set in Troy TROY — The Pro Player Baseball Camp, a two-day event, will be held Dec. 29 and 30 from noon to 5 p.m. at Extra Innings in Troy. The staff will include Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Browning and former Reds Jeff Shaw and Jeff Branson. Also on the staff will be Versailles product Craig Stammen of the Washington Nationals, Adam Eaton of the Diamondbacks, Tyler Melling of the Cardinals, Chris Peters of the Blue Jays and Brian Garman of the Brewers. The camp will consist of those former and current Major Leaguers along with minor league players as well as college and high school coaches. Each participant is grouped by age and will be taught through a series of drills and lectures, with the goal of improving each player’s skill level and knowledge of the game. For more information on the camp, you can call 937339-3330 or check out the website at

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Challenging early-season schedule starts Saturday Yellow Jackets travel to Beavercreek to open season BY KEN BARHORST It’s as tough an early-season schedule one could find, and it begins for the Sidney Yellow Jackets on Saturday night at Beavercreek. The Jackets have some talent and experience returning, and they will be tested in a big way. In describing the earlyseason opponents, head coach Greg Snyder sounded like the proverbial broken record, saying over and over “They have nearly everybody back.” “I think we’re ready to play somebody else,” Snyder said Thursday. “It’ll be fun to get out there, but we play some awfully good teams to start the year.” Snyder said Beavercreek returns 60 points from last year, spread out among four returning starters. “They won 18 games last

year and have four starters back,” he said. “And 60 points back... Not many teams can say that.” Of course, this early it’s tough to know a lot about your opponent, and Snyder said he’s looking forward to watching the Beavers open their season tonight against Middletown. “It will be interesting to see how they play against them,” Snyder said. “I assume they will try to pressure us and forces some turnovers. So taking care of the ball will be key.” The Jackets have Tyree Manley back with his 11.5 average but no one else on this year’s team averaged in double figures. So Snyder is hoping for a real “team” philosophy. “We’re going to have to be very good as a team because we’re going to be overmatched in spots,” he said. “We’ll need something from everybody.”

He said he will ask Manley to do a lot for this team and will keep him at the point guard spot. “We’re a better team with Tyree out there,” Snyder said. “We struggled at times to score points in preseason, so it’s just a matter of building up consistency, on both ends of the floor. It’s coming but we’re not quite on the same page yet. “I look for some young kids to step up, guys like Eric Beigel and Connor Echols outside,” he added. “And we pulled up a freshman, Lorenzo Taborn, who has some real good ability.” In addition, he’s looking for big things from James Daniel, who is back on the squad after not playing last season. The Jackets’ size will come from Gold Barnes, who is listed at 6-foot-8. He’s an accomplished shot-blocker who Snyder is trying to get more

involved in the offense this season. The Jackets come back Tuesday night and play their first home game of the season, and Snyder talked in superlatives about the opponent, the Wayne Warriors. “They return virtually everybody and they’re going to be awesome,” he said. “And from what I hear, everybody has grown three inches. And their loaded with athleticism. They played three or four freshmen and three or four sophomores last season.” After that comes a game a week from tonight against West Carrollton, who Snyder says also returns most of its team from last year. As if that isn’t tough enough, following that game the Jackets play seven straight on the road. “We know we have a challenge, but our kids are anxious to see where they stand,” Snyder said.

Botkins rallies past Lake Botkins trailed 25-20 at the half and 35-32 after three quarters, but outscored Indian Lake 22-13 in the finalperiod to pull out a 54-48 win in non-league girls basketball action Thursday. The Lady Trojans, 2-1, had superb balance, with Claire McCullough and Micahlea Kramer scoring 11, Casey Bergman 10 and Hannah Koch and Logan Pitts nine each. “I was really pleased with that because we were in serious foul trouble in the first half,” said Botkins coach Don Mack. “I thought Claire and Hannah really stepped up for us.” Botins was 13-for-16 from the line in the final period, with Kramer hitting 5-for-6. Indian Lake (48) Boberg 2-2-7; Miller 2-0-6; Reichert 4-2-11; Oyer 4-3-11; Maier 2-49; Knief 2-0-4. Totals: 16-11-48. Botkins (54) Koch 3-2-9; McCullough 4-2-11; Kramer 3-5-11; Bergman 3-2-10; Schneider 1-0-2; Pitts 2-4-9; Goettemoeller 1-0-2. Totals: 17-15-54. Score by quarters: Lake ..............................18 25 35 48 Botkins..........................10 20 32 54 Three-pointers: IL 5 (Miller 2, Reichert, Boberg, Maier); Botkins 5 (Bergman 2, Koch, McCullough, Pitts). Records: Botkins 2-1, IL 2-2. Reserve score: Botkins 42, IL 33.


Houston rallies HOUSTON — Houston’s leading scorer Kortney Phipps scored all 13 of her points in the second half and finished with a double-double to bring the Lady Wildcats from behind to defeat Lehman 39-25 in non-league girls basketball action Tuesday here. The win puts the Lady Wildcats at 2-1 on the year and drops Lehman to 1-2. Phipps was held without a point in the first half and it was no coincidence that Houston trailed 15-14 at the break. But with her getting untracked in the second half, Houston outscored the Lady Cavs 25-10, including 14-3 in the pivotal third quarter, to pull away to the win. Phipps also pulled down 12 rebounds. Lehman was led by Ava Schmitz with nine. Lehman (25) Harrelson 0-3-3; Schmitz 2-4-9; Jones 2-0-4; Lee 1-0-2; Hall 3-0-7. Totals: 8-7-25. Houston (39) Meyer 3-0-6; Phipps 5-3-13; Maier 1-0-2; A. Stang 2-1-5; Cox 2-0-4; Booher 3-1-7; M. Stang 1-0-2. Totals: 17-5-39. Score by quarters: Lehman...........................6 15 18 25 Houston ..........................6 14 28 39 Three-pointers: Lehman 2 (Schmitz, Hall); Houston 0. Records: Houston 2-1, Lehman 1-2. Reserve score: No game played.

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HANNAH KOCH of Botkins battles Sydney Miller of Indian Lake for a rebound in girls basketball action at Botkins Thursday. Botkins came back in the second half to win 54-48.


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BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Nebraska and Oklahoma will renew one of college football's greatest rivalries for two seasons. The schools announced Thursday they have signed a contract that will have the Cornhuskers and Sooners play in 2021 in Norman, Okla., and in 2022 in Lincoln, Neb. Both games will be in September. “I think it's a great deal,” said Johnny Rodgers, the 1972 Heisman Trophy winner from Nebraska. “So many people really miss Oklahoma and Nebraska because they kind of grew up with it on Thanksgiving. It was the most viewed of games.” The Huskers and Sooners played 71 straight seasons as members of the Big Six and Big Eight. The game decided the Big Eight championship 31 times in 36 seasons. The teams moved to the Big 12 in 1996 and met twice every four years. Nebraska went to the Big Ten in 2011.

Upton signs with Braves ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Heyward was in the audience as B.J. Upton was introduced Thursday as Atlanta's new centerfielder. That made manager Fredi Gonzalez smile as he realized he didn't have to worry so much about finding the third starter in his outfield. “Shoot, we may not even need a left fielder,” Gonzalez said. Upton was given a No. 2 Braves jersey after finalizing a $75.25 million, five-year contract — the biggest ever Upton given a free agent by the franchise. He gets a $3 million signing bonus payable by Dec. 31 and salaries of $12.45 million next season, $13.45 million in 2014, $14.45 million in 2015, $15.45 million in 2016 and $16.45 million in 2017. The 28-year-old spent his first eight big seasons with Tampa Bay. He hit .246 with 28 homers, 78 RBIs and 31 steals this year and replaces Michael Bourn in center. He is not expected to fill Bourn's role as a leadoff hitter.

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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — For the past two weeks, Cleveland’s defense has been a swarming mass that will stop at nothing to inflict pain and punishment on its opponent. The Browns have been ruthless, relentless. “They’re like a bunch of fire ants,” offensive coordinator Brad Childress said. With consecutive dominant performances against Dallas and Pittsburgh, Cleveland’s defense is establishing itself as one of the NFL’s up-and-coming units. Don’t tell cornerback Joe Haden that, though. He believes the Browns deserve to be considered among the elite already. “I would say we’re one of the top five defenses, for sure,” Haden said Thursday as the Browns (3-8) continued to prepare for Sunday’s game against the Raiders (38). “We have people who can play their position, are really good at it and everybody’s established now and they understand what’s going on. “We have playmakers that can make plays at every level, and when we’re all healthy and everybody’s doing their thing, we’re up there with the best.” They’ve certainly

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CLEVELAND BROWNS defensive lineman Billy Winn celebrates after the Browns won 20-14 in an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday in Cleveland. been at their best the ing up just 56 — the past two Sundays. league’s best total. Last week, the It’s no coincidence Browns forced eight that defensive tackles turnovers ‚Äî five fum- Ahtyba Rubin and Phil bles, three interceptions Taylor have played in ‚Äî in a 20-14 win over both games. the Steelers. The eight Taylor missed Clevetakeaways were the land’s first eight games most by any team since after undergoing surgery 2001 and most by a to repair a chest muscle Cleveland team since the 335-pounder tore 1989. Also, the Browns while lifting weights in held Pittsburgh to 49 May. The underrated yards rushing, the Rubin sat out three fewest by a Cleveland games with a calf injury. opponent in nine years. But now that the beefy One week earlier, the pair have been reunited, Browns sacked Cowboys the Browns’ defense has quarterback Tony Romo become a heavyweight. seven times and allowed Cleveland’s defensive Dallas only 64 yards line has become the rushing. Prior to their team’s strength. bye, the Browns were alThe injuries to Taylor lowing 132.2 yards on and Rubin allowed rookie the ground per game. tackles Billy Winn and Since then, they’re giv- John Hughes to get more

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has tied OUTDOORS Ansonia at Fort Loramie Newton at Houston Bill Elliott's record of 10 consecutive wins as Deer harvest St. Henry at Russia NASCAR's most popular driver. Spencerville at Minster The following hunters checked Earnhardt won the award ThursTroy Christian at New Bremen indeer Wednesday and Thursday at Celina at Versailles Meyer’s Garage: day at the Myers Brothers Luncheon Girls basketball Stricker, Columbus, 8Nathan at The Encore at Wynn. The award is Lehman at Minster point buck, Cynthian Township; presented annually by the National Jackson Center at Russia Justin Bergman, Anna, button Riverside at Botkins buck, Cynthian; Jamie Herron, Motorsports Press Association. Versailles at Covington Russia, 8-point, Cynthian; Craig Fans vote from February through Celina at New Bremen Schulze, Russia, doe, Loramie; Beth Anna at Houston September on 10 most popular drivSimmons, Versailles, doe, Darke Fort Loramie at Fairlawn County; John Arkenberg, Fort Loers. The field was then reset and fans ramie, doe, Cynthian voted again through the final 10 Earnhardt FOOTBALL weeks of the season. CALENDAR NFL standings More than 934,000 votes were cast and Earnhardt beat Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Tony High school National Football League The Associated Press High school sports Stewart. AMERICAN CONFERENCE TONIGHT Elliott and Richard Petty are the only other drivEast Boys basketball W L T Pct PF PA ers to win it more than five times. Elliott holds the Minster at Lehman New England 1 3 0 .250 55 69 Fairlawn at Anna overall record with 16 most popular awards. New England 8 3 0 .727 407 244

Rondo suspended two games WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo was suspended for the third time this calendar year on Thursday when the NBA told him to sit out two games without pay for starting a skirmish that sent players sprawling into the courtside seats. Rondo will miss Friday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers and Sunday's against the Bucks in Milwaukee. He will also give up $200,000 in pay. Celtics center Kevin Garnett was fined $25,000 for his role in the scuffle, and Nets forward Gerald Wallace was fined $35,000. Rondo was thrown out of Wednesday night's 9583 loss to the Nets in the second quarter when he shoved Nets forward Kris Humphries off the parquet to retaliate for a hard foul on Garnett. A shoving match ensued; Rondo, Humphries and Wallace were all ejected.

playing time right away, and while there may have been some early growing pains, the two kids have quickly matured into dependable players. Also, the return of Taylor and Rubin has freed up ends Jabaal Sheard and Frostee Rucker to make more plays, and allowed defensive coordinator Dick Jauron to rotate Juqua Parker and Ishmaa’ily Kitchen into the lineup without worrying about any letdown. It’s taken a while, but the Browns finally have the defense on the field they envisioned having to start the season. It’s all come together. “We’re just flying around playing as a solid group, a big-time unit and we’ve been trying to get a complete game out of us for a while,” said Rucker, signed by Cleveland as a free agent in the offseason after six years with Cincinnati. “We’ve shown flashes here and there. Starting the year, we played some good ball. It got a little bit away from us, and now we’re just right back to where we want to be. We’re getting guys back and we just want to make something happen these last couple of games.”

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Cavs waive one, sign one CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have waived forward Luke Harangody and signed rookie forward Kevin Jones. Harangody recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to be sidelined for another month. The former Notre Dame star appeared in 42 games over the past two seasons for Cleveland, averaging 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. He did not play in a game this season. Jones was signed by Cleveland as an undrafted free agent this summer and was one of the last players cut at the end of training camp. He was assigned to the Cavs' NBA Development team in Canton. Jones has played in three games with the Charge, averaging 27 points and 13.7 rebounds in 41.3 minutes per game.

Two share Piccolo Award TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State tailback Chris Thompson and Miami defensive end Shayon Green are sharing this year's Atlantic Coast Conference Brian Piccolo Award given annually to the most courageous player in the conference. Both athletes overcame serious injuries to become major contributors to their teams. Thompson suffered a fractured back against Wake Forest in the Seminoles' fourth game of the 2011 season. He was required to be in an immobilizing brace for three months before beginning his rehabilitation. He was the Seminoles leading rusher despite another season-ending injury in their eighth game this season. Green was Miami's leading tackler this fall after recovering from a variety of major injuries in the three previous seasons.

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