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Village plans old-fashioned Christmasy afternoon • Two villages are planning afternoons of holiday events this weekend. An afternoon of old-fashioned family fun is planned for Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. in Anna. The fifth annual Botkins Holiday Tour of Homes will also be held Sunday. 1B

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Christen Alexis Hensley • Richard C. Beck • Katherine C. Elsass • David W. Hopkins

INDEX Anna/Botkins......................1B City, County records ...........2A Classified.........................5-8B Comics ...............................4B Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope..........................9A Let Yourself Go ...................7A Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................5A Obituaries ...........................3A Religion ...........................2-3B Sports .........................13-15A State news..........................4A ’Tween 12 and 20...............2A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ..12A Youth ................................11A

TODAY’S THOUGHT “I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don’t treat me right, shame on you.” — Louis Armstrong, American jazz musician (1900-1971) For more on today in history, turn to Page 4B.

Special Wish Foundation grants Sidney boy’s dream BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER He didn’t win a Super Bowl. He didn’t win the World Series, but an 8-year-old Sidney boy is having his wish come true by going to Disney World. Luke Bemus, a fourthgrader at Whittier Elementary, will be experiencing the magic of Disney World with his family courtesy of A Special Wish Foundation and the Tonya and Chad Forror family of Piqua.

Luke received his wish on Tuesday, during a special meeting at the Piqua Country Club. The family has little time to get ready as they are planning on leaving today. Tammy and David Bemus have known about the trip since the first part of October but saved the surprise for Luke. It was very difficult to almost spill the beans,” said Tammy. “He would hear peoFor photo reprints, visit SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg ple talking in general or in public about Disney World TAMMY BEMUS watches as her son, Luke Bemus, 8, both of and he would say ‘I really Sidney, gives a thumbs up after being told he will be going to See WISH/Page 2A Disney World. Luke is also the son of Dave Bemus.

Get ready to ‘Stuff the Bus’ Hits 105.5 and the Salvation Army will stage their annual “Stuff the Bus” new toy drive Dec. 9 from 6 a.m. to midnight at the Walmart parking lot. The event is also being supported by Sidney Walmart and the Sidney Daily News. As in past years, the drive aims to collect new toys for underprivileged children in the Sidney area who might otherwise be disappointed on Christmas Day. The accompanying list includes suggestions for appropriate donations, which should not be wrapped. Last year the Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance Program provided toys to 850 children up to age 12, along with gifts to 126 teenagers. A total of 438 families were served by the program. Major Angie Carter of the Salvation Army said Wednesday they already have a list of 438 families needing assistance this season and the waiting list continues to grow. She noted that last year a total of 1,952 individuals were assisted with gifts, including children, adults and senior citizens. See BUS/Page 16A

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HITS 105.5's Joe Laber (left) and Paul Downing, formerly with the Salvation Army, are shown during the 2010 "Stuff the Bus" drive which netted hundreds of toys for local children. The duo will again man the bus this year on Dec. 9 from 6 a.m. to midnight at the Sidney Wal-Mart parking lot. Local residents are being encouraged to help support the drive by giving toys or monetary donations so needy children will not be disappointed on Christmas.

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24 days until Christmas The lights at 1073 N. Main Ave. flash in synch to music as Frosty the Snowman helps with the Countdown to Christmas. There are 24 days until the birth of Christ.

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The central banks of the wealthiest countries, trying to prevent a debt crisis in Europe from exploding into a global panic, swept in Wednesday to shore up the world financial system by making it easier for banks to borrow American dollars. Stock markets around the world roared their approval. The Dow Jones industrial average rose almost 500 points, its best day in two and a half

years. Stocks climbed 5 percent in Germany and more than 4 percent in France. Central banks will make it cheaper for commercial banks in their countries to borrow dollars, the dominant currency of trade. It was the most extraordinary coordinated effort by the central banks since they cut interest rates together in October 2008, at the depths of the financial crisis. But while it should ease borrowing for banks, it does little to solve the underlying problem of mountains of govSee BANKS/Page 3A



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wish I could go to Disney World.’” The family will be taking a limousine for part of their trip and a conversion van for the rest. Because of Luke’s illness, he is unable to fly. One year ago, he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and recently he has also been diagnosed with a liver disease and Celiac disease. While it sounds like things could be rough, according to Tammy, Luke is always positive. “That’s what helps us get through everything,” said Tammy. “He’s so positive and so happy. You’d never know he’s as sick as he is. When he has a really bad day and is really sick, he just never complains. We’re very very blessed to have him. It’s what gets us through the day sometimes.” After hearing about

his seven day trip to Disney World, Luke was speechless. “It was the first time I ever saw him speechless,” said Tammy. “He was very excited and as the night went on it really started to sink into him. He would say ‘it’s really true. It’s not just a dream.’” While in Orlando, the Bemus family will stay at the Give Kids the World Village ( and spend the week visiting Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World and other attractions of the Orlando area. Luke’s brothers Nathan Bemus and Zach Bemus will be taking the trip. His other brother Troy Brown couldn’t make it. According to Tammy one of the things Luke is really excited about is a Star Wars exhibit.

“We’ve had so much going on in our lives and just trying to grasp the reality of what is happening with Luke and to have something positive to happen for him, it’s been huge,” said Tammy. The mission of A Special Wish Foundation (ASW) is to grant the wish of a child or adolescent, birth through age 20, who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder. Since 1983, the Dayton Chapter has been granting wishes to children and adolescents in Montgomery, Miami, Darke, Greene, Mercer and Shelby counties. The Dayton Chapter has granted more than 1,400 wishes — delivering smiles and joy to area children and their families. To learn more about A Special Wish log on to

Bauer to seek re-election Shelby County prosecutor Ralph Shelby County Board of Elections. A. Bauer, 5490 Houston Road, has He is seeking re-election as a Refiled a declaration of candidacy in the bublican candidate for the full term March 6 primary election with the in office commencing Jan. 2, 2013.



Fire, rescue WEDNESDAY -5:22 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to the 300 block of East South Street on a medical call. TUESDAY -9:08 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of East South Street on a medical call. -8:49 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 700 block of Spruce Avenue. -8:38 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1600 block of Campbell Road on a medical call. -7:32 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 600 block of Buckeye Avenue.


2881 Michigan St. in the left lane. According to reports, Jones stated his windshield had fogged up and he was unable to see. Jones veered left into the eastbound lanes and struck a vehicle driven by Matthew B. Breeze, 30, 2288 State Route 66, Houston. Jones was transported by Sidney paramedics to Wilson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Both vehicles sustained heavy On Tuesday, police re- damage. Jones was cited sponded to a report of a for failure to control. head on collision on Ohio 47. The accident happened at 3:47 p.m. Walter D. Jones, 88, 183 Meadow Lane, was traveling westbound on Ohio 47 approaching Wingers, -7:32 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call on the 100 block of Poplar Street. -1:53 p.m: medical. Medics responded to the 1900 block of East Court street on a medical call. -12:55 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1100 block of North Vandemark Road on a medical call.


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Pregnancy rate high for U.S. teens DR. WALteen pregnancy LACE: Our famin the United ily living teacher States? It’s not the said that the that pregnancy rate amount of sexfor unwed teens ual activity for in the U.S. is the American teens highest of the inis greater than dustrial counin other natries. Is this ’Tween tions, it’s that true? If so, why? America’s youth — Pamela, Okla- 12 & 20 are not eduDr. Robert homa City, Okla. cated to use Wallace PA M E L A : contraceptives It’s a fact! Our if they are going pregnancy rate is 96 to be sexually active. births per 1,000 unwed teen girls. According to a DR. WALLACE: I’m study by the 19 and my boyfriend is Guttmacher Institute, 20. We have been dating U.S. teenage girls be- for two years but we are come pregnant, give on shaky ground now. birth and have abortions When we first started at significantly higher dating, I treated him like rates than do teens in dirt. I went out on him other industrial nations. behind his back many Also, the United times. I always told him States, according to this and he forgave me. Now report, is the only devel- I am deeply in love with oped country in the the guy, and I would world where teen preg- never think of going out nancy has been on the on him again. I would increase. By comparison, like to marry him. England’s rate is 45 Well, last week, I births per 1,000 unwed found out that he has teen girls; France, 44; been going out on me. Wales and Canada, 43; When I asked him about Ireland, 41; Sweden, 35; it, he admitted it. Now and Holland, 14. I’m really confused and The study concluded hurt. Please advise me that the lowest rates of what to do and please teenage pregnancy were don’t tell me “turnabout in countries that had lib- is fair play.” I don’t want eral attitudes toward to hear that. — Namesex, comprehensive sex less, Moline, Ill. education programs in NAMELESS: The the schools and easily time has come to take a accessible contraceptive break — from each services (with contracep- other. Tell your boyfriend tives provided free or at that it would be best if low cost, without he continues seeing parental notification). other girls until he gets What accounts for the it out of his system. If very high rates of unwed and when this happens,

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tell him that you will be happy to see him again, that is if you are not seeing someone else. Marriage at this time is out of the question. DR. WALLACE: My boyfriend and I recently broke up, and I was devastated. Last week, I was reading your column when I read the letter from Susan of Santa Rosa, Calif., who was heartbroken and didn’t know what to do since her boyfriend left her. After reading your advice to her, I also took it, and it totally changed my outlook on life. I no longer get depressed or mope around the house all day. I am now enjoying life, and I’m able to hold a conversation with my “ex” without wanting to die. I want to thank you for being such a tremendous help to me! — Amy, Lake Charles, La. AMY: It’s a wonderful feeling to receive emails such as yours. Thanks for taking the time to let me know 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

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David W. Hopkins JACKSON CENTER — David W. Hopkins, 59, of Jackson Center, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at his residence. Arrangements pending at Smith-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Jackson Center.

Candlelight vigil planned PIQUA — The family of Christen Hensley, 15, of Troy will conduct a candlelight vigil in her honor from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gazebo in downtown Piqua. The Miami East sophomore,who formerly attended Houston High School, died as the result of an automobile accident Sunday in Clark County. The vigil, which is being coordinated by older sister Ashlynn Hensley, is open to the public.

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WA PA K O N E TA Katherine C. “Katie” Elsass, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:10 a.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at her residence. She was born April 7, 1926, in A u g l a i z e County, the daughter of Bernard and Matilda (Volbert) Watercutter, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 15, 1947, she married Ralph G. Elsass, and he died Dec. 10, 1994. Survivors include, three children, Michael (Teresa) Elsass, of Columbus, Joyce (Michael) Schaub, and Patty (Todd) Minnich, both of Wapakoneta; nine grandchildren, Ben (Kristie) Elsass, Bonnie (Jon) West, Luke (Beth) Elsass, Laurie (Greg) Keifer, Lyndsey Elsass, Mike (Judy) Schaub, Kim Wright and fiancee Tony Lochard, Jeff Schaub, Holly (Jeremy) Bowersock; 18 great-grandchildren, Ally, Anna, Maddy, Michael, and Kyle Elsass, Jakob and Gracie West, Haiden, Reed and Maddox Keifer, Caitlin, Audra and Hannah Schaub, Lisha, Adam and Aimee Wright, Jonathon and Holden Bowersock; and a sister, Barb (George) Taylor, of Wooster. She was preceded in

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death by a grandson, Scott Schaub; five brothers; and four sisters. A homemaker, Katie worked at Superior Tube Co., and Stolte Jewelry Store, both of Wapakoneta. She also owned and operated her own Rainbow Sweeper sales store. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, solving word puzzles, and making lap quilts for her family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wapakoneta, the Rev. Matthew Lee officiating. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton. According to her wishes, there will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Renovation Fund. are Arrangements being conducted by the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta, where condolences may expressed at be m.

TROY — Christen Alexis Hensley, 15, of 4553 PiquaTroy Road, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in Bethel Township in Clark County as the result of an auto accident. She was born on Jan. 21, 1996, in Piqua, the daughter of Christopher Hensley and his special friend, Robin Goff, of Sidney, and Jennifer Hodge and her special friend, Michael Schumacher, of Troy. She is survived by siblings, Ashlynn, Micalah and Dylan Hensley; aunts and uncles, Sheila Keykens and husband Victor, of Houston, Pam Goins and husband Greg, of Sidney, Melissa Pestke and husband Greg, of Sidney, Elaine Cantrell and husband Keith, of Stephanie Sidney, Pohlman and husband Mark, of Osgood, Michelle Pence, of Sidney, Deeanna Schumacher, of Troy, and Mike Hensley, of Sidney. Also surviving are grandparents, Martha Hensley, wife of the late Lawrence Hensley, of Sidney, Judy and Roy Koch, of Fort Loramie, Dennis and Katie Schurr, of North Carolina and Robert and Nancy Shumacher, of Troy; and special cousins, Matthew Lawson, Adam, Sarah and CENTERand daughters, Emma Keykens, Devon Abbey VILLE — Richard Angel and Salina Brautigam, Goins, Elizabeth Pestke, C. Beck, 83, of Leist; also exCenterville, entended family in tered his eternal Michigan. life with God on He received his Monday, Nov. 28, education at Holy 2011. Angels, Sidney High, The He was preceded in Citadel in Charleston ernment debt in Europe, death by his parents, C.D. S.C., and his Masters at leaving markets still and Kathryn Beck, of Sid- the Wharton School at waiting for a permanent ney; brother, James Beck; the University of Penn. fix. European leaders Patricia He served in Korea as 1st gather next week for a sister-in-law, Beck; and daughter by Lieutenant Infantry of summit on the debt crisis. The European Central marriage, Lee Ann the U.S. Army. He retired Lachey. in 1992, after 35 years, Bank, which has been reHe is survived by his from Merrill Lynch. luctant to intervene to wife, Lillian; Richard is a former mem- stop the growing crisis on loving daughters, Debbie (Mike) ber of St. Albert the Great its own continent, was Richwine, Lisa Beck, Parish and charter mem- joined in the decision by Kathy (Jim) Kelly, Ellen ber of Sycamore Creek the Federal Reserve, the (Mark) Campbell and Country Club. He has Bank of England and the daughter by marriage, been a member of Christ central banks of Canada, Leslie Laramy. Also sur- United Methodist Japan and Switzerland. “The purpose of these viving is his aunt, Mar- Church since 1978. actions is to ease strains garet Stueve and Funeral services in financial markets and numerous cousins; niece, will be held at 2 p.m. Terry (Mike) McLaugh- on Saturday at Rout- thereby mitigate the eflin; nephews, Jim (Kathy) song Funeral Home, fects of such strains on Beck and Tim (Debbie) 2100 E. Stroop Road, the supply of credit to households and busiBeck, all of Minster. Kettering. Grandchildren include Family will greet nesses and so help foster Heather (Gianni) friends following the economic activity,” the central banks said in a Doddato, Molly and service until 5 p.m. Emma McGuire, Patrick In lieu of flowers, do- joint statement. China, which has the Richwine, Matt and nations may be sent to largest economy in the Sarah Kelly, Buck The American Lung Asworld after the European (Karen) Lachey, Jared sociation, The Humane Union and the United (Tonya) Lachey and Lena Society of Greater DayStates, reduced the (Andrew) Griggs. Great- ton, or St. Jude’s Hospiamount of money its grandchildren include tal. banks are required to Cristian and Amilia Condolences may be hold in reserve, another Doddato, Calvin and Jack sent to the family at attempt to free up cash Lachey, Kendall and for lending. Kingston Lachey, Lillian A special thank you to The display of worldGriggs and Joshua Davis. the Advanced Care nurswide coordination was Special family members ing staff at Miami Valley meant to restore confiinclude Mary Schaefer Hospital. dence in the global financial system and to demonstrate that central banks will do what they can to prevent a repeat of 2008. That fall, fear gripped the financial system after Kaleb Headings, a learning located in the collapse of Lehman junior pre-veterinary Findlay, Ohio, approxiBrothers, a storied Amermedicine major, has mately 45 miles south of ican investment house. been elected president Toledo. With a total en- Banks around the world of The University of rollment of nearly 3,700 severely restricted lendFindlay’s Theta Chi Fra- full-time and part-time ing to each other. The ternity. students, The Univer- global credit freeze panA 2008 graduate of sity of Findlay is noted icked investors and trigSidney High School, for its innovative, ca- gered a crash in stock Headings is the son of reer-oriented programs markets. Margaret and Kevin in nearly 60 majors and In October 2008, the Headings, 7404 John- 10 graduate and profes- ECB, the Fed and other ston-Slagle Road. sional degrees. central banks cut interest The University of For more informa- rates together. 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Cassie, Cody Colton and Pohlman, Dawson Pence, Brittney Woodell, Jessica Carey, and Keegan Kaleb Cantrell and Lexie Schumacher. Christen was a student at Miami East High School and formerly a student of Houston High School. She was a member of the FFA. Christen will be forever remembered for her very warm smile, gentle heart and sweet spirit. She greeted everyone with a hug. The loss of her is sudden and tragic. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family. Christen was a member of Only Believe Ministries in Botkins, where a funeral service will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Kylan Booser officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. The family will receive friends at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to Cromes Funeral Home to help offset funeral expenses. Condolences may be expressed to the Hensley family at the funeral home’s website,

From Page 1 This year, investors have been nervously watching Europe to see whether they should take the same approach and dump stocks. World stock markets have been unusually volatile since summer. The European crisis, which six months ago seemed focused on the relatively small economy of Greece, now threatens the existence of the euro, the common currency used by 17 countries in Europe. There have also been signs, particularly in Europe, that it is becoming more difficult to borrow money, especially as U.S. money market funds lend less money to banks in the euro nations because of perceived risk from the debt crisis. European banks cut business loans by 16 percent in the third quarter. And no one knows how much European banks will lose on their massive holdings of bonds of heavily indebted countries. Until the damage is clear, banks are reluctant to lend. Banks are also being pressed by European governments to increase their buffers against possible losses. That helps stabilize the banking system but reduces the amount of money available to lend to businesses. “European banks are having trouble borrowing in general, including in dollars,” said Joseph Gagnon, a former Fed official and a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. “The Fed did the Europeans a favor.” Foreign central banks are reducing by half a percentage point, to about 0.6 percent, the rate they charge commercial banks for dollar loans. Commercial banks need dollars because it is the No. 1 currency for international trade.


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Ex-cop charged with murder, wife’s body found

Wapak man killed in crash INDIAN LAKE — A Wapakoneta man was killed Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Ohio 235 North. According to the Logan County Sheriff ’s Office, Franklin Rostorfer, 76, of 12778 State Route 65, Wapakoneta, was killed in the accident. Rostorfer was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Robert Wildermuth, 81, of 21521 Clay Road, Wapakoneta. The driver of the second vehicle was Codey A. Weiford, 17, of Lakeview. Preliminary reports from deputies indicate that Weiford, who was driving a Jeep Liberty, pulled from a business parking lot onto Ohio 235, traveling south. Weiford went left of center and was struck by Wildermuth’s Fort Taurus, which was going northbound on Ohio 235.

Man pleads in killing of wife DAYTON (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife in front of their children in southwest Ohio and then fleeing to Indiana has been convicted after pleading no contest to murder and felonious assault charges. Forty-four-year-old Keith Wilson entered the no-contest pleas Wednesday in a Montgomery County courtroom in Dayton. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is handled much like a guilty plea in court. The defense attorney said Wilson is remorseful. His sentencing will be Dec. 13. Authorities say Wilson shot 40-year-old Marny Wilson on Aug. 7 outside their house as she retrieved some belongings amid divorce proceedings. Three of their five children were home at the time. Wilson was arrested the next day in Indianapolis by a SWAT team and returned to Dayton.

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REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL candidate Herman Cain makes a point during a speech at a campaign rally Wednesday in Dayton. Cain claimed a “groundswell of positive support” from backers for his presidential campaign.

Fiesty Cain presses ahead DAYTON (AP) — His campaign’s survival in question, Herman Cain plowed ahead Wednesday in an effort to move past a woman’s allegation that they had a longtime affair. But he acknowledged the toll was rising and said he would decide by next week whether to drop out of the Republican race. Publicly, there were no signs that the former pizza company executive was calling it quits in his campaign for the presidential nomination. In fact, it was just the opposite: Aides were moving ahead with plans for events in New Hampshire, Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia and prepared to launch a fresh round of TV ads in Iowa. And Cain himself, on a one-day bus tour of Ohio, insisted he was seeing “a groundswell of positive support” after the latest allegation threatening his campaign. Still, he acknowl“we are edged re-assessing and we are re-evaluating” in light of the woman’s account, which followed accusations of sexual harassment by other women in recent weeks.

In an interview on Fox News late Wednesday, Cain said the controversy has taken an “emotional toll” on his wife, Gloria. “I’ve got to think about my family first, especially my wife,” Cain said. “This is why we are reassessing.” He said he would exit the race if the price proved too high and he would make a decision by the middle of next week at the latest. At his campaign stops, he renewed what has become a familiar defense: that he is the victim of attacks by liberals and the establishwho are ment, threatened by his outsider appeal. “They want you to believe that with another character assassination on me that I will drop out,” a defiant Cain told a crowd of about 200 in Dayton. The boisterous crowd greeted him with shouts of “no!” and “boo!” “One of the reasons they are trying to shoot me down and tear me down is the strength of my message that resonates with the American people,” he said. Cain drew enthusiastic crowds in three appearances in the state.

MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE (AP) — A retired Ohio police officer was charged with murder after his wife’s body was found wrapped in plastic inside a sleeping bag at their home. Police found the body Sunday after a relative called to report a smell coming from the garage of Gary Stroud’s Mentor-on-the-Lake home, authorities said. Authorities said that Stroud’s 53year-old wife, Diane, had been missing for several weeks, and on Wednesday they confirmed that the body was hers. She died from a blunt force injury, Mentor-on-the Lake police Chief John Gielink said. He declined to comment further. Gary Stroud, a 57-year-old former Mentor police officer, was in jail Wednesday with bail set at $1 million. A woman answering the telephone at the office of his attorney, Tim Deeb, said they would not comment on the case. Diane Stroud served on the Mentoron-the-Lake City Council from 1996 to 2003, including one year as council president. She had been missing for six

weeks, and her husband allegedly told those who asked, including family members, that she had traveled out of state, Gielink said. No missing-person report was filed. A police report said that the body was found wrapped in plastic and bound with duct tape with a plastic bag over the head, WJW-TV in Cleveland reported. The police report also indicated that the body was stuffed into a sleeping bag, the television station reported. Stroud was in court Tuesday and entered no pleas to charges of murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Court officials say he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failure to report a death. Stroud also is a former part-time special deputy for the Lake County sheriff’s office. He assisted with prisoner transport and courtroom security until he was laid off in September of this year because of budget cuts, Sheriff Daniel Dunlap told The News-Herald of Willoughby.

Former Ohio publisher dies

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And their names are … In this photo released by the Toledo Zoo shows two tiger cubs. The Toledo Zoo has given Russian names to its tiger cubs born in late September. The Toledo Zoo said in a news release Wednesday that Viktor and his sister Talya are doing “grrrrrrrreat.” Their names reflect the eastern Russia primary habitat of the critically endangered Amur tigers, formerly known as Siberian tigers

FINDLAY (AP) — Findlay Publishing Co. board chairman and former Associated Press board member Ed Heminger has died at age 85. The Courier newspaper says Heminger died Wednesday at his home near Findlay. He started out as a paperboy in the 1940s and represented the third of five generations to work at the newspaper. He followed in the footsteps of his father and brother when he became the company’s president in 1983, and he was named board chairman in 1989. He was The Courier’s publisher from 1965 to 2000 and editor from 1977 to 1989.

Pastor: FBI traced victim by email COLUMBUS (AP) — A pastor and close friend of a man killed in Ohio in what authorities call a deadly Craigslist robbery scheme says the FBI traced the victim’s whereabouts using an email he sent to his family. Pastor Kenny Bryant is from the Tabernacle Church in Norfolk, Va. He said Wednesday the brother and ex-wife of David Pauley grew concerned after not hearing from Pauley once he arrived in Ohio last month. The 51-year-old Pauley went to southeastern Ohio after landing what he thought was a job helping run a cattle ranch. Authorities say Pauley was killed Oct. 23. His body was found on Noble County property owned by a coal company and often leased to hunters. Bryant says Pauley was excited about the job because he’d been out of work.

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Graham in hospital ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Billy Graham was admitted to a hospital Wednesday near his home in western North Carolina to be tested for pneumonia after suffering from congestion, a cough and a slight fever, his spokesman said. The 93-year-old evangelist was taken to Mission Hospital in Asheville, spokesman A. Larry Ross said. His personal physician, Dr. Lucian Rice, said he was in stable condition. A news release issued by the hospital said Graham was alert, smiling and waving to staff as he entered the hospital. Ross said Graham was admitted for observation and treatment and likely would spend the night there.

Apple juice examined WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is considering lowering its standards for the levels of arsenic allowed in apple juice after consumer groups pushed the agency to crack down on the contaminant. Studies show that apple juice has generally low levels of arsenic, and the government says it is safe to drink. But consumer advocates say the FDA is allowing too much of the chemical — which is sometimes natural, sometimes man made — into apple juices favored by thirsty kids. There is little consensus on whether these low levels could eventually be harmful, especially to children. Michael Taylor, FDA’s deputy commissioner for foods, said Wednesday the agency has already stepped up testing and research on arsenic in apple and other juices and is seriously considering lowering the FDA’s socalled “level of concern” for the contaminant.

Hope for protection NEW YORK (AP) — As scientists struggle to find a vaccine to prevent infection with the AIDS virus, a study in mice suggests hope for a new approach — one that doctors now want to test in people. The treated mice in the study appeared to have 100 percent protection against HIV. That doesn’t mean the strategy will work in people. But several experts were impressed. “This is a very important paper (about) a very creative idea,” says the government’s AIDS chief, Dr. Anthony Fauci.


Dog shoots hunter SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah bird hunter was shot in the buttocks after his dog stepped on a shotgun laid across the bow of a boat. Box Elder County Sheriff ’s Deputy Kevin Potter says the 46-year-old Brigham City man was duck hunting with a friend when he climbed out of the boat to move decoys. Potter says the man left his 12-gauge shotgun in the boat and the dog stepped on it, causing it to fire. It wasn’t clear whether the safety on the gun was on at the time. Potter says the man was hit from about 10 feet away with 27 pellets of birdshot.

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Britain orders Iran’s diplomats to leave UK BY DAVID STRINGER Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Britain ordered all Iranian diplomats out of the U.K. within 48 hours and shuttered its ransacked embassy in Tehran on Wednesday, in a significant escalation of tensions between Iran and the West. The ouster of the entire Iranian diplomatic corps deepens Iran’s international isolation amid growing suspicions over its nuclear program. At least four other European countries also moved to reduce diplomatic contacts with Iran. The British measures were announced by Foreign Secretary William Hague, who said Britain had withdrawn its entire diplomatic staff after

angry mobs stormed the British Embassy compound and a diplomatic residence in Tehran, hauling down Union Jack flags, torching a vehicle and tossing looted documents through windows. The hours-long assault Tuesday was reminiscent of the chaotic seizure of the U.S. Embassy in 1979. Protesters replaced the British flag with a banner in the name of a 7thcentury Shiite saint, Imam Hussein, and one looter showed off a picture of Queen Elizabeth II apparently taken off a wall. “The idea that the Iranian authorities could not have protected our embassy or that this assault could have taken place without some degree of regime consent is fanciful,” Hague told

lawmakers in the House of Commons. The diplomatic fallout from the attack quickly spread to other Western countries with embassies in Iran. Norway announced it was temporarily closing its embassy as a precaution, and Germany, France and the Netherlands all recalled their ambassadors for consultations. Italy said it was considering such a recall. Iran currently has 18 diplomats in Britain. About 24 British Embassy staff and dependents were based in Tehran. The White House condemned the attacks and spokesman Josh Earnest said the U.S. backed Britain’s ejection of Iranian diplomats. European Union foreign

ministers were to meet Thursday to consider possible new sanctions against Tehran. France’s budget minister, Valerie Pecresse, said the EU should consider a total embargo on Iranian oil or a freeze on Iranian central bank holdings. British officials said the U.K. would likely support new measures against Iran’s energy sector. Hague claimed those involved in Tuesday’s attack were members of a student group allied with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s paramilitary Basij organization, which recruits heavily on university campuses. “We should be clear from the outset that this is an organization controlled by elements of the Iranian regime,” he said.

GOP: Offsetting cuts must cover payroll tax relief

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PROTESTER MICHAEL Mango, of Arlington, Mass., organizes plastic sheeting at the Occupy Boston encampment, in Boston on Wednesday. In the past few weeks, police broke up encampments in Portland, Ore., Oakland, Calif., and New York, where the sit-down protests against social inequality and corporate excesses began in mid-September. Protesters remain in place in Boston and Washington, which each had camps of about 100 tents Wednesday.

After raids, Wall Street protesters shift tactics NEW YORK (AP) — The overnight police raids in Philadelphia and Los Angeles that dismantled two of the nation’s biggest Occupy Wall Street encampments leave just a few major “occupations” still going on around the U.S. But activists are already changing tactics and warning of a winter of discontent, with rallies and marches every week. The camps may bloom again in the spring, organizers said, and next summer could bring huge demonstrations at the Republican and Democratic conventions, when the whole world is watching. But for now they are promoting dozens of smaller actions, such as picketing the president in New York and staging sit-ins at homes marked for foreclosure. “We intend to use this for what it is — basically six months to get our feet underneath us, to get strong,” said Phil Striegel, a community activist in San Francisco. On Wednesday, masked sanitation workers hauled away 25 tons of debris from the lawns around Los Angeles City Hall after police raided the protesters’ camp in the middle of the night and arrested more than 300 people. In Philadelphia, dozens of police patrolled a plaza outside City Hall after sweeping it of demonstrators and arresting 50. In the past few weeks, police broke up encampments in such cities as Portland, Ore.,

Oakland, Calif., and New York, where the sitdown protests against social inequality and corporate excesses began in mid-September. Demonstrators are still at it in places like Boston and Washington, which each had encampments of about 100 tents Wednesday. Dozens of protesters are fighting eviction from a community college campus in Seattle While some observers wondered whether the movement would wither without ground on which to make its stand, many protesters refused to concede defeat. Protesters in Philadelphia marched from the city’s well-to-do Rittenhouse Square to police headquarters Wednesday afternoon and also called for a “victory march” for Friday or Saturday. “Occupy Philly is alive and well,” said Katonya Mosley, a member of the group’s legal collective. She said members have been communicating via list serves, text messages and email and planned to continue meeting in cafes and other spaces. Local groups have also offered to donate space for the protesters to continue meeting, Mosley said. While one faction received a permit for a scaled-down protest across the street, she said, Occupy Philadelphia as a whole hasn’t decided whether to go that route. The city has said any new permit would include a ban on camping

Move by central banks exhilarates Wall Street BY DANIEL WAGNER Associated Press A move by the world’s central banks to lower the cost of borrowing exhilarated investors Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average soaring 490 points and easing fears of a global credit crisis similar to the one that followed the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers. It was the Dow’s biggest gain since March 2009 and the seventh-largest of all time. Large U.S. banks were among the top performers, jumping as much as 11 percent. Markets in Europe

surged, too, with Germany’s DAX index climbing 5 percent. “The central banks of the world have resolved that there will not be a liquidity shortage,” said David Kotok, chairman and chief investment officer of Cumberland Advisors. “And they have learned their lessons from 2008. They don’t want to take small steps and do anything incrementally, but make a big bold move that is credible.” Wednesday’s action by the banks of Europe, the U.S., Britain, Canada, Japan and Switzerland represented an extraordinary coordinated effort. But amid the market’s ex-

citement, many doubts loomed. Some analysts cautioned that the banks did nothing to provide a permanent fix to the problems facing heavily indebted European nations such as Italy and Greece. It only buys time for political leaders. “It is a short-term solution,” said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at Harris Private Bank. “The bottom line on any central bank action is that it papers over the problems, buys time and in some respects takes pressure from politicians. … If nothing’s done in a week, this market gain will disappear.”

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican congressional leaders stressed a willingness Wednesday to extend a Social Security payroll tax cut due to expire Dec. 31, setting up a year-end clash with Democrats over how to pay for a provision at the heart of President Barack Obama’s jobs program. “We just think we shouldn’t be punishing job creators to pay for it,” said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, scorning a Democratic proposal to raise taxes on milliondollar income earners. Instead, Senate Republicans called for a gradual reduction in the size of the federal bureaucracy, as well as steps to make sure that million-dollar earners don’t benefit from unemployment benefits or food stamps. They also recommended raising Medicare premiums for individuals with incomes over $750,000 a year. Speaker John House Boehner said flatly that any tax cut extension will be offset by cuts elsewhere in the budget to avoid raising federal deficits. Numerous Republican officials noted that Obama had said the same thing was true of the plan he unveiled in a nationally televised speech to Congress in September. The events in Congress, coupled with Obama’s fresh appeal for renewal of the payroll tax cut while speaking Wednesday in Scranton, Pa., indicated that leaders in both parties want to seek a compromise less than a week after Congress’ high-profile supercommittee failed to find common ground on a related economic issue, a plan to reduce deficits. Yet nearly a full year before the 2012 elections, it also appeared that lawmakers in both parties are eager to compete for the political high ground before any compromise can be struck on the payroll tax or an extension of unemployment benefits that Republicans also said they might approve. In a visit to blue-collar northeastern Pennsylvania, Obama warned of a “massive blow to the economy” if Republicans oppose his call for a renewal of the payroll tax cut approved a year ago as a way to stimulate economic growth. “Are you going to cut taxes for the middle class and those who are trying to get into the middle class, or are you going to protect massive tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires?” he said, referring to Republicans. “Are you going to ask a few hundred thousand people who have done very, very well to do their fair share or are you going to raise taxes for hundreds of millions of people across the country?”


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Woman starts ‘Adopt a grandparent’ with gifts


This Evening • The Amos Memorial Public Library hosts Babies, Books and Blocks for babies 1 to 3 1/2, with a parent or caregiver, at 6 p.m. • Recovery International, a self-help mental health group for adults of any age, meets from 6 to 7:45 p.m. at the Troy Miami County Public Library, 419 w. Main St., Troy. (937) 473-3650 or • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. Enter on Miami Avenue. • Minster Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Old Minster council Chambers, Minster. • Shelby County Humane Society meets at 7 p.m. at its office, 114 N. Ohio Ave., New members are always welcome. • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street meets at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Friday Evening • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional “12Step” programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 548-9006. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. Enter on Miami Street).

Saturday Morning • Agape Distribution’s mobile rural food pantry will be in Port Jefferson from 9 to 11 a.m. and in Maplewood from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

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

Angie Wolfe, of Sidney, is a Mary Kay consultant who has developed a project called “Adopt a Grandparent for the Holidays.” She creates gift baskets and donates them to area nursing home residents. For a $25 donation, she fills a basket with some Mary Kay products, candy, ornaments and other items. She makes no profit from the project. When individuals or businesses sponsor a basket, Wolfe laminates a business card from the sponsor to include in the basket, “so the resident knows who sponsored that particular basket,” Wolfe said. “Some of our elderly do not get any visits or even gifts the whole season, so this is what I want to do, to go visit and give some time to those that are lonely,” she said. She will take donations/orders until Dec. 10 so that she will have


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

Monday Evening • The New Bremen public Library will host a family craft at 6 p.m. for parents and children. Registration required: call (419) 629-2158. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts Storytime for children 3, 4 and 5 and not yet in kindergarten from 6 to 6:30 p.m. • Minster Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Minster Historical Society Museum, 112 Fourth St., Minster. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Russell Road.

Wapak library closed Friday WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Public District Library System will be closed Friday. The closure affects all branches: Cridersville, Minster, New Bremen, Ne Knoxville, Wapakoneta and Waynesfield. All branches will reopen Saturday.

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Church plans fundraiser PORT JEFFERSON — The girls youth group of New Life Church in Port Jefferson will host a quarter auction Dec. 10

ney High School Band Night Tuesday. Band members have been selling $10 tickets and tickets will be available at the door. Patrons who buy tickets will get to choose from among four meals at Perkins or four meals at Smok’n Jo’s BBQ. The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Carry-outs are available. Band students will participate as servers bussers and the Band night at and band will receive $5 for Perkins each ticket sold as a doPerkins Family nation from the restauRestaurant and Smok’n rants, according to Jo’s BBQ will host Sid- owner Sharon Koester. at the Port Jefferson Community Center. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the auction starts at 2 p.m. Admission includes one bidding paddle and is $3 or $2 plus one a nonperishable food item. More paddles are available. Proceeds will support the girls’ participation in the Revolve Christian Tour and the needy at Christmas.

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Sidney Daily News,Thursday, December 1, 2011

Groff to celebrate 90 years at open house


Couple wed in West Chester WEST CHESTER — Stephanie Nicole Tubbs, of Hamilton, and Gregory Edward Aselage, of Anna, were united in marriage Sept. 10, 2011, at 6 p.m. in the Savannah Center at Chappel Crossing in West Chester. The bride is the daughter of Randy and Susan Tubbs, of Hamilton. Her grandmother is Patsy Tubbs, of West Chester. The bridegroom is the son of John and Teresa Aselage, of Anna. His grandparents are Edward and Veronica Counts, of Anna. The Rev. Dennis Albrinck performed the ceremony. Sarah O’Brien, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Teri Hill, Beth Neumeister, Kailee Demers and Jennifer Shively. Riley O’Brien, niece of the bride, was the flower girl.

Mr. and Mrs. Aselage engineering and a master’s degree in computer science from Wright State University. He is employed by Northrup Grumman Corp. as an application engineer. The couple met through mutual friends at Wright State University.

George Robert “GR” Groff will celebrate his 90th birthday at an open house Dec. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the lower level of Alvetro Orthodontics, 1102 Fairington Drive. The facility is handicapped accessible. He requests that gifts be omitted. Groff was born Dec. 11, 1921, to Albert J. and Genevieve (Francis) Groff. He married Alberta Wooddell on Aug. 3, 1950. She passed away Dec. 20, 1978. Then his long-time fiancee was Peg Presser. He has a daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline “Jackie” and Tony Bergman, of Fort Recovery. He has four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Groff attended St.

Boniface school and graduated from Piqua Catholic High School in 1940. He is a World War II veteran, having serviced in Naples and Bari, Italy, in the Army Air Corps 36 Depot Repair Squadron as an aircraft mechanic. He worked at Waco Aircraft Co. in Troy. When it closed, he moved to Sidney and was employed by several companies before retiring from Everyday Manufacturing Co. after 24 years of service. Following retirement, he worked part-time at Presser’s Auto Parts. Groff is a member of Holy Angels Church, Elks Lodge 786, and VFW 4239 where he is a past commander and life member. He is a member of • The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will present its Winter Concert at the Schuster Center at 3 p.m. Tickets: $6 at the door, or to order tickets, call (937) 224-3521, x136. • “Christmas in the Village” will take the stage at James F. Dicke Auditorium at the New Bremen High School at 2 and 7 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and available at Western Ohio True Value Hardware, Minster. For more information, phone (419) 733-0252 or visit • Natalie MacMaster performs in her “Christmas in Cape Breton” tour at the Dayton Masonic Center, presented by CityFolk, at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20-$35. (937) 496-3863.

for first through fourth “A Long Way Home,” by graders Ishmael Beah, at the A.J. Wise Library in Fort TUESDAY Loramie at 6:30 p.m. • Sidney Kiwanis and DEC. 8 Sidney High Key club • University of Dayhost a spaghetti dinner ton hosts Christmas on in the Sidney High Campus for school chilSchool cafeteria from dren and their families 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets: $6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Live adults, $3 children 12 nativity, Santa, crafts, and under. Carry-outs musical performances, available. Food donatree lighting and more. tions for food banks also Activities in Humanities accepted. Plaza, the Kennedy • The F.J. Stallo LiUnion, RecPlex, and brary offers a Christmas Phillips Humanities craft from 3:30 to 4:15 Center. Call (937) 229p.m. for students in 3391 for information. kindergarten grades • The New Bremen through three. Public Library offers an WEDNESDAY adult craft at 1 p.m. Call • The A.J. Wise book (419) 629-2158 for inforclub hosts a discussion of mation.


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SATURDAY • Crossroad Church of God in Piqua hosts a Christmas craft sale and bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 9330 N. Looney Road, Piqua. Crafts, baked goods, flea market items and lunch items will be for sale. • Brukner Nature Center’s Winter Arts and Crafts Show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. Free admission. Raffles, homemade pie, sustainably harvested mistletoe sprigs. (937) 698-6493. • The country’s largest horse-drawn carriage parade and the 23rd annual Historic Christmas Festival at 1 and 7 p.m., in Lebanon. All-day festival features entertainment, strolling costumed characters, carriage rides, food and crafts. (800) 433-1072. • The West Central Ohio Community Concert Band hosts its annual Christmas gala, “The Sights & Sounds of Christmas” at 7 p.m. at the Bellefontaine High School auditorium. The evening will include holiday music performed by the West Central Ohio Community Concert band, Fountainaires Jazz Band, Carilloneurs Bell Choir and soloist Mary Knapke. Admission is $5 with children age 5 and under free.

King Arthur’s castle display. The Santa exhibit opening is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The museum will also be open on Sunday and Dec. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. • Oxford train display is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at 3088 Millville-Oxford Road (U.S. 27) in Hanover Township near Oxford. More than one mile of track, 43 model trains, 1,500 buildings. Free parking and shuttle service is available from Marshall Elementary School, 3260 MillvilleOxford Road. Proceeds equally benefit the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National MS Society, and Oxford Christian Nursery Cooperative School. $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. This event is not wheelchair/scooter accessible. • Amos Memorial Public Library hosts a holiday open house from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, cookie decorating and live reindeer. SUNDAY • The American Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton, hosts a dance from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring the music of The Casuals Band from the Cleveland area $14 per person includes beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks. Public welcome. (937) 2874275 or visit the website

MONDAY • Today is the deadline to register for a hospice volunteer orientation session scheduled for Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Heartland Hospice, 3131 S. Dixie Dr., Suite 208, Dayton. Call Sandy Naas at (937) 308-1785 to register. Take a brown bag lunch. • The F.J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers thumbprint art from 3:30 to 4:40 p.m.

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Door Prizes will be given. Those attending are asked to bring a canned food item for the Our Daily Bread pantry. • Victoria Theatre Association presents Golden Dragon Acrobats today and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton. Tickets at (937) 228.3630 or online at • The Historic Tipp Roller Mill Theater, 225 E. Main St., Tipp City, hosts a holiday concert by the True Life Travelers at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for students K-12. For information, call (937) 667-3696. • Elvis Aaron Presley Jr. will perform at the Pirates Cove in Mendon at 6 p.m. and at the Lost in the 50s Diner, 1533 Celina Road, St. Marys, at 8:30 p.m. Call (419) 305-2329 for more information on the Mendon performance and (419) 394-8710 for information on the St. Marys performance. • The Cridersville Historical Society will introduce a special exhibit as part of the Christmas on Main Street Celebration in Cridersville. The museum will be filled with hundreds of likenesses of the North Pole’s most famous citizen. In addition, the museum features an elaborate seaside village display with both model railroads and ships. The main museum gallery will also showcase a

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TODAY • The Ohio State University at Lima Department of Music presents its Holiday Concert at 8 p.m., in the Martha W. Farmer Theater for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall. The concert will feature the University Chorale and University Chorus and the Ohio State Lima University Band. The concert is free and open to the public. (419) 995-8382. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts a book discussion on “Unlocked” by Karen Kingsbury from 6 to 7 p.m.



Aselage Bradley served as his brother’s best man. Groomsmen were Nicholas Aselage, brother of the bridegroom, Matt Vanden Eynden, Zach Roush and Jeremy Sands. Andrew Oen, cousin of the bridegroom, was the ring bearer. A reception in the Savannah Center at Chappel Crossing followed the ceremony. The couple honeymooned at Sleeping Bear Dunes in Leland, Mich., and now reside in West Chester. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Fairfield High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering at Wright State University and a master’s degree in aquatic sciences at University of Michigan. The bridegroom graduated from Anna High School in 2001. He received a bachelor’s dein computer gree

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

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SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS FRIDAY NIGHT OUT The Senior Center will be open on Friday at 6 p.m. for cards, shuffleboard, Wii, ping pong and much more. Please bring a snack to share and enjoy the evening with friends. CARRY-IN LUNCH Our lunch and business meeting is Dec. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Bring a dish to share and your own table service. The Holy Angels Grade School Choir will entertain us with the music of the season. Come early and get your blood pressure and blood sugar checked. The meal is sponsored by Dorothy Love. CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE Dec. 9 is our annual Christmas Dinner Dance at the Senior Center. Tickets are no longer available for the dinner, but the dance, starting at 7 p.m. is open to everyone. The cost for members is $5 per person and $7 for non-members to attend the dance. The music is provided by the Bill Corfield Band. NEW MEMBER WELCOME A Meet and Greet meeting for new members only is Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. Come on down and see what we have to offer. HEALTH LUNCHEON Lu Ann Presser from Dorothy Love Retirement Community will be sponsoring a health luncheon Dec. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center. You must register for this meal at the Senior Center or by calling Bette at 492-5266. CHAIR EXERCISE Chair exercise is now being offered five days a week and is open to all members. Times are 10 a.m. Monday and Friday and 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There is no charge and no sign up required. SENIOR CALAMITY DAYS The Senior Center no longer follows the school closing policy. If the weather is bad, please listen to WMVR, Channel 2, Channel 7 or call the Senior Center to see if we are open. Please use your own judgment before leaving home. HOLIDAY HOURS The Center will be closed Dec. 23-26 in observance of Christmas. Happy holidays to all!

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Bowman retired from her position as a program technician in Be sure to take time the Shelby county Farm Service Agency office. All are from Anna. for yourself when things get hectic Above all, keep your sense of humor. Some of the worst holiday disastoday’s In d o o r - t o - d o o r businesses, not individuters have made the most digital age, con salesperson says als. enjoyable family memo- artists feel it’s a one-time • If you have any ries. right at home offer, and can’t doubts, call the Better online, trying wait, it’s time to Business Bureau or poThe writer is the mar- to get us to say, “No thanks.” lice department to see if keting and admissions click on their • Ask for the they have received any director at Dorothy Love latest schemes. salesperson’s cre- complaints (just because Retirement Community. But they dentials. Many they haven’t received Guest also are still communities re- complaints doesn’t mean Column quire door-to- the salesperson is legitipracticing their trade the timedoor sales mate.) Lisa tested way: Hube-Grimes permits. To dou• Get everything in Knocking on ble check, call writing. doors. the local business permit • Attend a local senior Here is advice to office to make sure it’s safety meeting in your share with seniors on legitimate. community. Contact • Insist on references. your local senior center Senior Care Corner how to defend against Check them out on your for information. suggests giving the gift door-to-door scams: • Don’t let door-toown time, after the For more information of social media this year to grandparents and door salespeople in the salesperson has left, be- on senior or caregiving house. Some con artists cause scammers often related topics, visit parents. While the use of social pose as salespeople as use partners who stand www.comfortkeepersmimedia by seniors is they look for burglary by for “reference” calls. • Never pay in cash. A growing faster than for targets. • Ask contractors to check can buy a little any other age group, retime to stop payment if The writer is the marsearch shows that fewer present their license. • Never sign or buy needed. keting director at Comthan one in seven access • Write checks to fort Keepers. social networking sites. anything on the spot. If a “There are many benefits to senior loved ones and their families,” said Barry Birkett, Senior Care Corner cofounder, DAYTON — The “Global Warming” and members. “whether it’s Facebook, Osher Lifelong Learn- more. The institute is diYouTube, the newcomer ing Institute at the U.D.’s Osher Life- rected by Special ProGoogle+ or one of many University of Dayton, a long Learning Institute grams and Continuing other social networks.” community outreach is not a typical college Education. All seminar • Keeping families program that brings offering, as there are moderators are volunclose, making it possible people to campus to no exams, grades or re- teers. To receive a for many seniors to chat participate in seminars quired attendance. brochure or to volunand keep up with their led mostly by other volThe only require- teer to moderate a prochildren and grandchil- unteers, will offer a ment is that students gram, call Julie dren. program this winter. are 50 or older or are Mitchell at (937) 229• Photo and video Participants can the spouses of class 2605. sharing, with social net- choose to attend as works’ making it quicker many seminars as they and easier than ever to can schedule between share pictures and Jan. 9 and Feb. 20. movies. More than 35 semi• Community belong- nars will be offered ining, giving seniors the cluding “A Bible ability to socialize from Toolbox,” “Zentangle: the comfort of homes. Relax, Focus and Cre• Peace of mind, keep- ate!,” “A Best Kept Se7 p.m. - Amos Community Center ing the growing number cret: Calvary’s History (On the Dorothy Love Campus) of seniors who prefer or is Dayton’s History,” need to live in their “Countering Violent homes a convenient way Extremism: Underto check in regularly standing the Causes with loved ones and and Potential Soluhealthcare providers. tions,” “Ireland in • Coupons and other Film,” “Aviation HerContact Lu Ann Presser for more information discounts, linking senitage: 108 Years of 937-497-6542 iors to the online offerPowered Flight,” ings of retailers. 2239496

Just like being able to most everyone live independelse in America, ently older adults ex• Being unperience stress, able to perform the tension you daily tasks of feel when faced living with a situation The signs and that you can’t symptoms of Senior stress are many, control or threatens you and they vary Living in some way. Lu Ann Presser from person to Stress is your person. “Fight or Flight” reSome of the most comsponse that pumps extra mon signs and sympadrenaline into your sys- toms include: tem. • Insomnia and other This causes your sleep problems heart to pound, your • Loss of appetite or muscles to tense up and appetite changes your breathing to get • Digestive discords, faster. such as irritable bowel Some stress is okay syndrome, diarrhea and and may even help you ulcers to better face a difficult • Tension headaches situation. and migraines But too much stress • Forgetfulness can be both unpleasant • Fidgeting, nervousand unhealthy. ness, or restlessness Among older adults, What can be done to stress can be caused by a manage stress? myriad of factors, includ• Think positively. ing: • Plan instead of wor• Change of lifestyle rying. and financial status • Visualize a positive after retirement outcome instead of the • Death of someone worst possible outcome. close (especially a • Share difficulties spouse) and feelings with close • Caring for grand- friends or family. children • Engage in volunteer • Change in residence work and help others by • Worries about not donating the use of your



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Licenses on sale Shelby County dog licenses for 2012 go on sale Dec. 1, according to Dennis J. York, county auditor. Beginning this year, fees for timely-purchased licenses are $12 per dog and $60 per kennel. Licenses purchased after Jan. 31 will double in cost to $24 per dog and $120 per kennel. All dogs 3 months of age or older must be licensed. Tags sold in Shelby County are only for dogs housed in Shelby County. Shelby County kennel licenses can be obtained only from the dog warden at the Animal Shelter, 1100 Clem Road. Dog licenses may be ordered online at Online purchases require an additional fee of $2 per tag and 50 cents per order for postage. Licenses may be ordered by mail from the auditor’s office. Mail the required fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Shelby County Auditor, 129 E. Court St., Sidney OH 45365. Also include name, address, phone number and a description of the dog(s). For in-person purchases, tags are available for $12 at the auditor’s office and at the following 15 agent sites throughout the county: • Ace Hardware, Sidney — Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Anna Foods, Anna — Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Ernst Service Center, Fort Loramie — Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.


to 9 p.m. • Farmers Elevator, Houston — Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. • Flinn, Richard N., DVM, Sidney — Monday through Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. • Jackson Center Pro Hardware, Jackson Center — Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Lochard Inc., Sidney — Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Meyer’s Garage and Drive Thru, Fort Loramie (Newport) — Sunday through Thursday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. • Mike’s Barn and Yard Connection, Sidney — Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. • P.J. General Store, Port Jefferson — Monday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Pasco Grocery, Sidney (Pasco) — Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Provico Farm and Supply LLC, Show Botkins — Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to noon. • Tri-County Veterinary Service, Anna — Monday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 4 Paws Grooming Salon, Sidney — Tuesday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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MUNICIPAL COURT In Sidney Municipal Court Tuesday morning, Eion W. Dangerfield, 20, no address given, waived extradition to the state of Indiana on a felony warrant charging illegal assembly or possession of drugs. • Bond of $100,000 was continued for Devin S. Napier, 19, 733 W. North St., Apt. C, on felony charges of complicity to aggravated robbery and assault. • Clarence W. Richmond, 40, 120 E. Clay St., was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 20 days in jail on an assault charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. He will be permitted to complete 40 hours of community service in lieu of 10 days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full, 10 days jail may be reconsidered. • Kate A. Jones, 20, 846 Merri Lane, was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 15 days in jail on a theft charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. She will receive credit for five days jail if she obtains a GED and if fines and costs are paid in full, 10 days jail may be reconsidered. • James A. Hixenbaugh, 24, 425 ½ N. Miami Ave., was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail on an assault charge. If fines and costs are paid in full, jail may be reconsidered. • Patricia Grady, 25, 306 Oak Ave., was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail on a theft charge that was amended to unauthorized use of property. If fines and costs are paid in full, 10 days jail may be reconsidered. • A probation violation in a domestic violence case against Crystal S. Litton, 31, 222 Pomeroy Ave., was dismissed by the court. • Joseph D. Shatto, 53, at large, was fined $50 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail on a criminal trespassing charge. He will be permitted to be evaluated for mental health issues in lieu of five days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full, five days may be reconsidered. A second charge of the same offense was dismissed by the court. • Michael P. Dillehey, 50, 4540 Tawawa-Maplewood Road, was fined $600 and costs, sentenced to 90 days in jail and his driver’s license was suspended for one year for his second driving while under the influence offense within six years. He will be permitted to be evaluated for drug and alcohol abuse in lieu of 30 days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full, 30 days may be reconsidered. His vehicle was immobilized and its license plates impounded. Execution of the sentence has been stayed for 30 days pending filing of an appeal. He was also fined $25 and costs for failing to drive within marked lanes. • Amy M. Lochard, 34, 109 N. Walnut Ave., was fined $75 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail for driving while under restrictions. If fines and costs are paid in full, jail may be reconsidered. • Norman K. Curry, 51, of Dayton, was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to six months in jail on a charge of driving while under suspension from a previous driving while under the influence conviction. He will be permitted to serve 148

days in house arrest in Montgomery County with credit for time already served. • Tevin M. White, 19, 736 Linden Ave., was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 500 hours of community service on a charge of driving without a license and placed on probation for two years. If fines and restitution of $576 are paid in full, 400 hours of community service may be reconsidered. He was also fined $100 and costs on a failure to control charge. In Municipal Court Monday, James Riggs III, 33, 6673 Palestine St., Pemberton, waived a preliminary hearing on felony chares of burglary and assault and was ordered held for action of the Shelby County Common Pleas Court. Bond of $100,000 cash or surety was continued in the case. • Nathan A. Demarcus, 24, 816 St. Marys Ave., Apt. G, waived a preliminary hearing on felony aggravated robbery charges and was held for action of the Common Pleas Court. Bond of $100,000 was transferred to the county court. • Sirena Z. Paige, 26, 108 Mary St., Botkins, was fined $20 and costs on each of separate charges of passing bad checks. The court noted restitution has been paid. • Marsha S. Roberts, 44, 310 S. Wilkinson Ave., was fined $375 and costs, sentenced to five days in jail and her driver’s license was suspended for six months on a charge of driving while under the influence. Jail may be reconsidered if she completes an alcohol intervention program and pays fines and costs in full. • Dana M. Allen, 31, 310 Oak Ave., was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 80 hours of community service on a charge of driving while under suspension. If fines and costs are paid in full and she obtains a valid operator’s license, 40 hours of the sentence may be reconsidered. • Stacy D. White, 39, 500 W. North St., was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 40 hours of community service for driving while under suspension. If fines and costs are paid in full, community service may be reconsidered. On a separate charge of driving while under restrictions, he was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail. If fines and costs are paid in full, jail may be reconsidered. He was also fined $25 and costs for leaving his vehicle unattended. • Luis A. CallejasRosas, 40, 231 W. Poplar St., was fined $150 and costs for driving with an expired operator’s license. • Krishna Podila, 31, 1352 Sixth Ave., was fined $20 and costs on an amended speeding charge. • Joseph F. Cullen, 38, of Huber Heights, was fined $20 and costs on an amended speeding charge. • William A. Allen II, 19, 1121 Riverbend Boulevard, was fined $70 and costs for his third speeding offense of the year. • James R. Depinet, 38, 514 Second Ave., was fined $25 and costs for following too closely. In Sidney Municipal Court Wednesday morning, Judge Duane Goettemoeller fined Stacey Lemaster, 54, 626 Mohican Court, $100 and

costs on a criminal damaging charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. • Brandy K. Huddleston, 23, 202 Meadowview Lane, Anna, was fined $75 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail on a theft charge that was amended to unauthorized use of property. She will be permitted to complete 20 hours of community service in lieu of five days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full, five days jail may be reconsidered. • Jason C. Sluss, 30, 10001 State Route 47A, was fined $75 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail on a domestic violence charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. He will be permitted to complete an anger/rage program in lieu of five days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full, five days jail may be reconsidered. • Obed K. Maka, 26, 516 Montrose Ave., was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 20 days in jail on a domestic violence charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. He will be permitted to complete an anger/rage program in lieu of 15 days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full, five days jail may be reconsidered. • Travis S. Tomas, 30, 223 Maple St., was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 40 days in jail for driving while under restrictions. He will be permitted to complete 20 hours of community service in lieu of 20 days jail and if fines and costs are paid in full, the balance of the jail sentence may be reconsidered. • Nicholas J. Jutte, 34, 11829 Luthman Road, Minster, was fined $75 and costs on a charge of failing to reinstate a license. Court fines These people recently paid fines and costs totaling $135 (unless noted) for various violations as follows: Tamara Frazier, 50, 413 Ruth St., failure to confine a dog, $130. Kassandra J. Girod, 19, 3566 W. Russell Road, speeding. Timothy W. Schutte, 40, 4371 S. County Road 25A, expired license plates, $136. Melissa S. Robinson, 24, 1433 Spruce Ave., following too closely, $136. Margaret J. Slife, 37, 432 S. Washington St., New Bremen, passing on yellow line, $36. Amy D. Reineke, 26, 8021 Houston Road, Houston, speeding. Bryan A. McIntyre, 38, 11571 Wenger Road, Anna, speeding. Adam L. Miller, 21, 13780 Fort LoramieSwanders Road, seatbelt, $106. Michelle K. Noll, 37, 10300 State Route 119W, Anna, speeding. Tracy L. Porath, 34, 234 Hillcrest Court, speeding. Kendra J. Foote, 46, 3566 W. Russell Road, improper turning, $136. Nicholas C. Dues, 43, 6052 Short Road, Houston, speeding. Jeffrey L. Deitering, 47, 215 Overland Drive, speeding. Anna Saunders, 56, 201 W. South St., Anna, stop sign, $136. Lindsey R. Jung, 22, 12860 Lochard Road, Anna, driving within marked lanes, $136. Corey R. Kinsella, 26, 9968 N. Kuther Road, expired driver’s license, $136. Paul . Butler, 22, 301 W. Main St., Anna, speeding. Kathryn R. Billing, 84,

1367 Sixth Ave., following too closely, $136. Danielle L. Goubeaux, 19, 280 S. Paris St., Minster, speeding. Megan C. McClurg, 20, 211 E. Monroe St., New Bremen, speeding, $137. Bruce E. Mitchell, 52, 503 Main St., Jackson Center, speeding, $141. Forfeitures The following people forfeited bonds of $136 (unless noted) on a variety of charges Joseph G. Thaman, 82, 316 Brookburn St., failure to control. Austin R. Knight, 33, 1088 S. Kuther Road, following too closely, $280. Zachary J. Hulsmeyer, 23, 15777 McCartyville Road, Anna, seatbelt, $116. Civil cases Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Ricky and Elaine Sharp, 1916 Fair Oaks Drive, $1,504.80. Wayne Hospital, Greenville, v. Julie A. Westfall, 3700 Miller Road, Russia, $1,509.95. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Nathaniel and Kambra Heffner, 515 Karen Ave., $1,205.62. Ohio Neighborhood Finance Inc., Cincinnati, v. Curtis Copeland, 301 Wilkinson Ave., S. $361.25. Ohio Neighborhood Finance Inc., Cincinnati, v. Kenneth A. Bridges, 1806 Cheryl Place, $587. Ohio Neighborhood Finance Inc., Cincinnati, v. John L. Copeland, 105 N. Linden St., Anna, $515.02. Ohio Neighborhood Finance Inc., Cincinnati, v. Traci L. Koontz, 10819 Little Turtle Way, $650. Ohio Neighborhood Finance Inc., Cincinnati, v. Catherine Overcash, 287 S. Dorset St., Troy, $320.

Ohio Neighborhood Finance Inc., Cincinnati, v. Vivian L. Paikai, 1078 Crestview Drive, Troy, $587. Ohio Neighborhood Finance Inc., Cincinnati, v. Abdoulaye Kane, 971 Buckeye Ave., $840. Ohio Neighborhood Finance Inc., Cincinnati, v. James A. Koontz, 10819 Little Turtle Way, $692. Ohio Neighborhood Finance Inc., Cincinnati, v. Ashley Rains, 407 Tamala Ave., Anna, $310. Discover Bank, New Albany, v. Dalene G. Thompson, 634 Carly Lane, $5,377.19. Capital One Bank (USA), Norcross, Ga., v. Randy S. Lewis, 770 Foraker Ave., $1,139. Discover Bank, New Albany, v. Jerry P. Hickerson, 3673 State Route 66, Houston, $1,540.21. Credit Acceptance Corporation, Southfield Mich., v. Rick A Hageman, 1643 Dorsey-Hageman Road, $6,017.40. Citibank N.A., successor to Citibank (South Dakota), v. Alvin L. Poore, 8880 JohnstonSlagle Road, $1,846.18. National Collegiate Student Loan, Boston, Mass., v. Avery K. Stockstill II, 13751 McCartyville Road, Anna, $10,397.38. Ohio Medical Transportation Inc., Newark, v. Lewis J. Broyles, 430 Third Ave., $985.54. Marquee Capital Inc., Columbus, v. Bud E. Schlos, 1527 Cumberland Ave., $3,387.48. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Michelle L. Stuttsman, 105 Hill St., $1,840. 62. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Cassaundra M. Huffman, 118 1/2 W. Water St., Apt. 6, Piqua, $2,236.06.

Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Michael S. Gorby, 86 N. Brooklyn Ave., $1,938.70. Mutual Federal Savings Bank, Sidney, v. Brittany K. Persins, 218 Market St., Troy, $1,545.34. Capital One Bank (USA), Norcross, Ga., v. Elaina J. Kelly, 1213 Hilltop Ave., Apt. F, $567.98. Kettering Anesthesia Associates, Dayton, v. George and Barbara Hesser, 204 Forest Ave., $603. Capital One Bank (USA), v. Jody T. Reymiller, 16041 PascoMontra Road, Jackson Center, $2,022.24. Discover Bank Servicing Corp., New Albany, v. Craig Gasson, 6061 Cisco Road, Fort Loramie, $1,747.56. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Joseph and Darla Engle, 725 1/2 Buckeye Ave., $175.35. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Timothy and Connie Barnhart, 1302 Hancock St., $268.54. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Mark and Tamara Gibson, 335 S. Walnut Ave., $1,256. Livingston Financial LLC, Columbus, v. Julie Jones, 554 Campbell Road, $2,691.55. Advantage Assets 11 Inc., Columbus, v. Chastity Henderson, 519 Wilkinson Ave., S. $1,145.94. Livingston Financial LLC, Columbus, v. Randall Williams, 109 N. Walnut Ave., Apt. 4N, $970.55. Wilson Care Inc., Sidney, v. Gerald and Mary Layman, 635 Mohican Court, $1,165.73. Wilson Memorial Hospital v. Mindy L. Merricle, 243 W. South St., $2,232.65.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011


The book fair is coming to Sidney High School December 5-9th. The book fair will be held in the Sidney High School library along with another in the middle school library. In addition to being able to purchase the books at the book fair, students and parents can also order them online The online catalog will be running from December 1st12th and those orders will be shipped to the school before Christmas break. The gift of reading would make a awesome holiday gift! Website to place orders online: Search for your school.

Canned food drive to benefit the Salvation Army

One thankful turkey

Before leaving for Thanksgiving break, students in Mrs. Fulk’s Computer Tech class, decorated the turkey in the E-hall display case to let others know what they are thankful for. Students learn various desktop publishing skills in their creating “feather” of thanks.

Bornhorst named to Judicial Board MINSTER — Alyssa Bornhorst of Minster, is a member of the Judicial Board at Ashland University. Bornhorst is majoring in political science. She is the daughter of Maurice Bornhorst and Jill Howe. She is a 2008 graduate of Minster High School. Ashland University selects a limited number of students to serve on the Judicial Board each year, which helps build a community of respect. Judicial Board members


formulate judicial policies and procedures and oversee judicial cases when violations are serious, persistent or complex. Members must maintain a 2.5 grade point average. Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2012, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus.


Student government is again sponsoring the Salvation Army canned food drive. The donation competition starts November 17th and goes through December 13th. Students should turn their canned food donations in to their second period teacher. The second period class with the most canned food items will win a food prize of their choice. * Please note that four packages of ramen noodles count as one can.




Osgood • The next recycling will be held Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Items taken are papers, magazines, catalogs and cardboard. Items should be either tied up and placed in paper bags or boxes. No plastic bags will be accepted. Cancellations aired on WCSM 96.7 FM or call Jude at (419) 582-2554. • St. Barbara Sodality will have its Christmas party on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. • Want to help decorate St. Nickolas/St. Louis churches? You can donate a poinsettia in memory of a loved one. Place $8 per flower in an envelope and drop in the collection or send it to the Pastoral Center before Dec. 19. • Immaculate Conception Masses will be Dec. 7 at St. Louis at 7 p.m.; Dec. 8 at 8 a.m. at St. Louis; and at St. Nickolas on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The Christmas Masses are on Dec. 24 at

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Contest to raise money for the humane society

Student government is currently sponsoring the f rst annual cutest pet contest! The competition is among the pets belonging to faculty and staff. Each s aff member is encouraged to attach a picture of t eir pet to a coin collector in their station or classr om. By the end of the competition, whoever's pet wins the contest by having the most cash and (or) f od, toy, and accessory donations, will be declared 2011's cutest pet owner!The winning staff member will also receive cookies for every student in their f rst through seventh period classes, courtesy of Stud nt Government. The donations are to benefit the Shelby County Humane Society.

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100 Years


Sunny with south winds 5 to 10 mph High: 42°



Mostly clear with southwest winds 5 to 10 mph Low: 30°



Partly cloudy with west winds around 5 mph High: 40° Low: 28°


Partly cloudy High: 45° Low: 38°

Rain likey; 60% chance of rain High: 45° Low: 32°


Partly cloudy High: 38° Low: 25°



Temps go back into 40s

Partly cloudy High: 32° Low: 22°

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High Tuesday.........................44 Low Tuesday..........................30

24 hours ending at 7 a.m. ..0.89 Month to date .....................5.22 Year to date ......................52.88

Thursday’s sunset ......5:11 p.m. Friday’s sunrise ..........7:41 a.m. Friday’s sunset ...........5:11 p.m.

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Immune attack on nerves causes MS DEAR DR. loss of myelin. DONOHUE: My Nerves are shortgranddaughter circuited. The rewas recently disults depend on agnosed with which part of the multiple sclerobrain and spinal sis. She soon will cord come under be 45. Can you attack. Initial please give me symptoms can be some insight into To your a loss of sensathis disease? I tion of the skin, good understand that feelings of pins about 400,000 health and needles or people in the U.S. Dr. Paul G. pain, a loss of are afflicted with sight in one eye, Donohue it. What is hapweakness of a leg pening to find a cure? Is or arm, trouble walking, there a national MS soci- impaired hand dexterity ety? — R.R. or a loss of bladder conANSWER: Nerves trol. are covered with an inThe onset can be sudsulating material called den or more protracted. myelin. In multiple scle- The most common kind rosis, the immune sys- of MS is the relapsing/retem bombards myelin mitting variety. After the with antibodies, the bio- initial attack, all signs logical equivalent of and symptoms usually hand grenades. The at- disappear (remit). Howtack leads to a patchy ever, a new attack brings

new signs and symptoms. As time goes on, the defects remain more or less permanently. The illness strikes most often between the ages of 20 and 40, with women being afflicted three times more often than men. It’s more common in temperate climates that have a winter than it is in tropical climates. It may be that the sun’s influence on the skin’s production of vitamin D gives this geographical clustering. Vitamin D is believed to afford some protection against it. Genes have a role. If an identical twin comes down with MS, the other twin has a one in three chance of contracting it. If a parent is involved, the child has a one in 50 chance of developing it.

Prognosis for an individual patient is impossible to predict. Many medicines have only recently been introduced for treatment. They’re not cures, but they do provide a better outlook for patients. One of the cortisone drugs is used for an acute attack. Avonex, Rebif, Betaseron, Copaxone, Gilenya and Novantrone — medicines unheard of a few years ago — have brought about an optimistic outlook for most patients. I assure you that doctor throughout the world are busy looking for a cure. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, whose toll-free number is 800348-4867 and whose website is, is a godsend for all patients.

Dec. 1, 1911 The R. Given and Sons Co. has purchased the property of Dr. William Miholland on North Main Avenue. The deal for the property was closed today. The company has been needing more room to take care of the large increase of business. ——— The high school football team defeated the Athletics, a team made up of former football players in this city, at the fairgrounds yesterday afternoon by a score of 10 to 0. The scores were made in the first and second quarter by Fred Pruden. The lineup for the high school team included: Jack Mentges, Loudenback, Johnston, McVay, Sharp, Minneman, Clark, Pruden, Bland, Loudenback, Wentrick and Wagner. Athletic players were as follows: Given, Altenbach, Higgins, Evans, Goffena, Kingseed, Nutt, Way, Schofield, Kipper, Ovenden and Milholland.

75 Years Dec. 1, 1936 Preparations were being made this afternoon for the erection of a large Christmas tree in the southeast corner of the public square. The tree will be decorated by the Merchants Association as an added feature of the holiday decorations in Sidney. Selection of the site for the tree, which is about 18 feet high, was made by lot so that no preference would be shown in choosing the spot where the tree would be located. It is planned that in future years, more Christmas trees will be secured until every corner of the square is taken care of. The tree committee is composed of Jos. Cook, chairman, George Ehrhardt and C.L. Osborne. ——— Judge D.F. Mills, reelected at the recent election as Common Pleas judge of Shelby County, took the oath of office this morning at the office of the clerk of courts, the oath being administered by Attorney Frank H. Marshall. The first official act after being sworn in was the appointment of Clem Crusey and H.E. Bennett as members of the jury commission and the re-appointment of Ben Foster as court bailiff. They were immediately sworn into office by Joe Gilardi, deputy clerk.

tion of a new post office at Anna moved a step nearer Thursday with the announcement of a construction and lease contract for a new building, according to Mrs. Dorothy Hazelberger, postmaster. ——— Seven Shelby County young people will take part in the county finals of the annual Prince of Peace contest to be held Sunday evening in the Sidney Church of the Brethren. Speaking in the contest Sunday evening will be: Doris I. Meadows, Carol Vordemark, Jane Wright, Robert Kaylor, Phillip Beery and Tony Mouk, all of Sidney , and Cheryl Chrisman, R.R. 3, Sidney. The winner in the county contest will advance to the regional competition and have the opportunity to enter the state semi-finals. ——— Division Seven of the State Highway Department plans to move into its new office building adjacent to its present headquarters on St. Marys Road about Jan. 1, it was learned today. Officials tentatively are planning to make the move from downtown on a Thursday afternoon after Christmas when stores are closed and traffic is light.

25 Years

Dec. 1, 1986 Even without snow to complete the scene, there was a holiday atmosphere in downtown Sidney Saturday as thousands turned out to watch the seventh annual Winter Wonderland parade usher in the Christmas season. ——— WASHINGTON (AP) — President Reagan was poised today to urge appointment of a special prosecutor to probe the diversion of Iranian arms sales profits to Nicaraguan rebels, an administration source said. “Clearly the president has not been lying,” Lugar said on NBC-TV’s “Today” show. “He has not been involved personally in difficulties, but he does have an administration situation 50 Years that he must remedy Dec. 1, 1961 and he has to get to the ANNA — Construc- heart of it soon.”

Misbehaving kids often learn from parents’ bad example DEAR ABBY: I today.” This is want you to know what that how much I agree niece is teachwith your answer to ing her chil“Paying for My Popdren. — PAUL corn in Oregon” IN DENVER (Sept. 15), who comD E A R plained about her PAUL: Thank niece sneaking food you for agreeinto the theater. ing. However, Dear I used to teach a I’m sorry to Abby parenting class to say that many Abigail parents who had kids r e a d e r s Van Buren thought the in trouble with the law. I started out by issue was asking, “How many of you more about the cost and teach your children to lie, selection of snacks than cheat or steal?” Of course that of cheating the thenobody admitted they did. ater owners. My newspaI then had about 20 items per readers comment: I’d list, the movie food DEAR ABBY: For a issue being one, driving family of four to see a over the speed limit, and movie and get a drink and so on. At least one of the popcorn or candy costs 20 applied to everybody. about $80. This is highThen I’d say: “You way robbery. The cost of a taught your kids that it drink is about 5 or 10 was OK to lie, cheat and cents to the theater, and steal — it’s only getting they charge a whopping caught that’s bad. That’s $5. The same goes for popwhy you are in my class corn. Let’s be serious.

How much does popcorn cost? A tub of popcorn at a theater is $7.50. My children want the whole theater experience, which includes a snack. How can a family afford to go to the movies at these prices? Theater owners should be able to make a reasonable profit on the snacks, but this is ridiculous. Sorry, I will continue to bring my snacks in. — KIM IN CALIFORNIA DEAR ABBY: While I agree that it is the theater operators’ prerogative to set policy and make money, I have done what the niece is doing, but for different reasons. My children and I are allergic to corn products as well as artificial colors and flavorings — ingredients in every product commonly sold at movie concession stands. Recently my family

has made a different choice. We either eat before we go, or we wait for the DVD and stay home. I would like companies to know that when they exclude outside food, they also exclude my family. — ALLERGIC IN NEW YORK Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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REPLAY 50 years ago December 1, 1961 Holy Angels of Sidney bested Versailles St. Denis 37-22 in the Catholic Youth Organizations cage chase. Tom Francis paced the local parochial elementary cagers with eight buckets and three free throws, with Ralph Kunk caging eight points for St. Denis. Piqua St. Marys’ Bob Heil — who serves as head football coach for Piqua Catholic — pulled some of his top players to keep the score down in his club’s game with Piqua St. Boniface. St. Marys was victorious in the game 3826.

25 years ago December 1, 1986 Lehman’s Julie Cole, the top returning scorer in the area this season, started off her senior year with a record-setting performance as she scored 34 of Lehman’s 57 points in a onepoint overtime loss to Bethel, 58-57. Cole scored 16 of the Lady Cavs’ 23 field goals in the game, but it wasn’t enough as Bethel hung on for the win. Teammate Megan Dunson was a tiger on the boards, pulling down 15 in the game.

ON THE AIR High school sports Football On the Internet FRIDAY, SATURDAY — High school football state championship games: Coldwater vs. Kirkland, air time 10:30 a.m. Friday; Trotwood vs. Avon, air time 6:30 p.m. Friday Marion Local vs. Buckeye Central, air time 10:30 a.m. Saturday; Cleveland St. Ignatius vs. Pickerington Central, air time 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Basketball FRIDAY Times approximate — Boys basketball, Russia at Houston, air time 7:45. SATURDAY — Girls basketball, Fort Loramie at Anna, air time 2:15; Boys basketball, Houston at Bradford, air time 7:45. TUESDAY — Boys basketball, Botkins at Fairlawn, air time 7:15.

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Jackets open first season under Snyder Friday night Travel to Springboro for opener, play at home Tuesday against Bellefontaine BY KEN BARHORST Greg Snyder said he couldn’t be happier with his Sidney High boys basketball team’s effort in preseason. But there are still some things that have to improve if that is to translate into wins this seaSnyder son. A new era in Sidney basketball begins Friday night at Springboro, with Snyder taking the reins from longtime coach Tom Clark this season. The Jackets face a challenging opener, facing a Springboro team led by 6-foot11 Maverick Morgan. They will then return home for their first game in their own gym on Tuesday against Logan County rival Bellefontaine. “It came kinda quick,” Snyder said of the season opener. “The scrimmages are great and all, but there comes a

time when you want to play the games for real. I think the kids are ready for it, and there’s nothing more we can put in. It’s time to see what we can do against other teams.” Snyder inherits a team that lacks experience and size. The top two players from last season, Zach Yinger and Dan Ocke, are off in college now, leaving Snyder with no proven scorers. “We didn’t do things right at times, but I never once questioned or wondered about our effort,” he said. “The kids played extremely hard, and that can only lead to good things. “The problems we had were about what we expected,” he added. “Defensively, we have to get a lot better, and the same goes for rebounding. We’ve had our shortcomings on offense at times, too, but we have skilled kids that can get us through that. But defense, we have to work as hard as we can.” Rebounding is especially concerning because of who the Jackets play in the opener Friday night. Morgan will

tower over anyone the Jackets can put on the flooor. “If you ask most coaches around the GWOC, they’re expecting Springboro to have a nice year,” said Snyder. “They have a nice mix of youth and returning guys. And they have something you can’t teach — size. Morgan is not just big. He’s strong and he moves well. And that’s why he’s getting a lot of attention from college coaches. “We have to somehow limit their easy buckets,” he went on. “And one thing that can’t happen is getting beat in transition. They are good about turning your mistakes into points. We just have to be real sound and be able to make plays.” Patwaun Hudson is the most experienced player returning for the Jackets, and he’s still just a sophomore. Snyder will look to him for a lot, but he was also pleased with the play in preseason with Dezmond Hudson and Jaylen Herd. “I think everybody showed signs at times, but those two were consistent,” he said.

Burgbacher, Moore get coaching honors

QUOTE OF THE DAY “He just had some good stuff to say that was great to hear, from a guy who you just have so much respect for. He could tell me how to iron clothes and I would probably iron them how he says it. Seriously, the guy commands respect and you always give that to him” —NY Giants defensive end Dave Tollefson, on a visit from former Pro-Bowler Michael Strahan

ON THIS DATE IN 1959 — Louisiana State halfback Billy Cannon is named the Heisman Trophy winner. 1973 — Jack Nicklaus wins the Disney World Open to become the first professional golfer to surpass $2 million in career earnings. 1980 — South Carolina running back George Rogers is named the Heisman Trophy winner. 1984 — Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie is named the 50th Heisman Trophy winner. 1990 — Ty Detmer of Brigham Young wins the Heisman Trophy. Detmer, who had set or tied 25 NCAA passing and total offense records, becomes the first BYU winner and third consecutive junior winner.

“They don’t always score the most points or get the most rebounds, but they always seem to be in the right spot. And they never hurt us.” He was also pleased with his team’s depth. “When we had our food pantry game against Fort Loramie, I played 14 guys and never felt scared about putting any of them in there,” he said. “I think they are all capable of doing good things. A lot will be dictated by who we’re playing and the matchups. But I feel like we have the guys we can go to.” After the long trip Friday, the Jackets will be home Tuesday to face longtime rival Bellefontaine. “We don’t know a lot about them yet,” said Snyder. “We’ll get a scouting report on them after Friday. I know they lost a lot of guys from last year, but they return a perimeter player who is 6-4 and can go inside and outside. So he will be a tough matchup for us.” The Jackets will open GWOC North play a week from Friday at Troy.

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SIDNEY’S KELIA Ford puts up a running shot in girls basketball action against Northmont Wednesday night at the high school.

Lady Jackets fall to 0-3 Sidney started slow and never recovered in losing 6032 to Northmont in a Greater Western Ohio Conference crossover game in girls basketball Wednesday at the high school. The Lady Jackets, now 0-3 heading into action Saturday at home against Springboro, fell behind 18-7 after one quarter, with Northmont reeling off the first 12 points of the game. They played the visitors almost even in the second period, but still trailed 32-18 at

the half. “We got off to another rough start,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “The girls battled back in the second quarter, but we didn’t take care of the ball. We knew going into the game that Northmont would pressure us all over the court, and we didn’t handle it. We have the guards to get the job done. We just make bad decisions. It was a physical game and Northmont just out-powered us.” Sidney committed 34 turnovers in the game.

Lauren Elmore had an outstanding night, scoring 21 of her team’s 34 points. Kia Perrin had a good game on defense, with five blocked shots. Northmont (60) Crawford 4-0-8; Gibson 1-0-2; Givens 3-0-6; Knapke 8-3-19; Payne 90-18; Pfeffer 0-2-2; Sweet 1-2-5. Totals: 26-7-60. Sidney (32) Hanayik 3-0-6; Elmore 7-5-21; Sturwold 2-1-5. Totals: 12-6-32. Score by quarters: Northmont....................18 32 44 60 Sidney .............................7 18 26 32 Three-pointers: Northmont 1 (Sweet); Sidney 2 (Elmore 2). Records: Sidney 0-3, Northmont 1-1.

The Associated Press released their All-Ohio selections for Divisions V and VI Wednesday. There were two Coaches of the Year named in D-VI, and they were both area coaches. Matt Burgacher, who led the Fort Loramie Redskins to a 9-1 regular-season mark and the Metro Buckeye Conference championship, and Nate Moore, who led Minster to a 7-3 mark, shared the honor. In addition to those two coaches, there were a lot of players receiving recognition, led by Minster’s Daniel Gusching, who was named the D-VI Defensive Player of the Year after leading the Wildcats from his linebacker spot. Fort Loramie put two players on the first team in offensive lineman Josh Frilling and linebacker Caleb Ranly. Two more Redskins were named to the second team in running back Cory Brandewie and DB Jake Cordonnier. Teammate Tyler Zeis was named to the second team as the kicker. Brent Goldschmidt was named to the honorable mention list. Minster’s Ryan Will was second team as an offensive lineman and Rob Wente second team at defensive lineman. And Lehman’s Andrew Gilardi was third team punter. Marion Local put lineman Greg Hartke and end Jake Heitkemp on first team. Linebacker Justin Rutschilling was second team on defense. In D-V, Anna’s Maverick Long was a first-team pick as a defensive lineman and teammate Nick Reier second team as an offensive lineman. Caleb Maurer was named to the honorable mention list. Versailles was also represented. Mitchell Campbell was first team offense at end and Nick Campbell first team at quarterback. The complete D-V and D-VI teams can be found in today’s Scoreboard.


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A different Big 10 title game to wrap king of opening up complicated season night in County BY MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer

BY KEN BARHORST It won’t be a normal opening night of the season in County boys basketball Friday night. Because of football, and a tip-off tournament, only three of the seven County teams will see action on the opening night of high school basketball around the state. And three of the four teams who are idle Friday won’t see their first action of the season until a week from Friday. Botkins will play in the Ben Logan Tip-Off Tournament Friday and Saturday. Under normal circumstances, the Trojans would have played Fairlawn in a County opener. “Our principal (Jeff McPheron) was the varsity coach at Ben Logan, so that was the connection,� said Botkins coach Brett Meyer. “We started talking about this a couple years ago. Ben Logan was thinking about getting a tournament started and we always scrimmaged them. So it was a natural fit.� The Trojans will play Mechanicsburg Friday night at 6 p.m., followed by Ben Logan playing Riverside. Meanwhile, Fort Loramie and Jackson Center were scheduled to play Friday night in a battle of two teams expected to challenge in the County this season. But Loramie’s football team went two weeks into the postseason, so the opening basketball game was rescheduled for Jan. 3. Now both will wait until next Friday to start the season. “It’s been a productive preseason, but unfortunately, it’s been extended,� said JC coach Scott Elchert. “But we were able to pick up West Liberty-Salem for a scrimmage on Friday and that was good. We’ll get done early enough so that we can go out scouting, and we’ve done a couple things differently, like giving the guys an extra day off.� That leaves only one league game Friday, with Russia visiting Houston. And longtime Russia coach Paul

“We should have rescheduled it so everybody in the world isn’t there scouting us.� Paul Bremigan Russia coach Bremigan knows a lot of people will get a look at the two teams. “We should have rescheduled it just so everybody in the world isn’t there scouting us,� Bremigan laughed. “The place will be packed with people who didn’t have to pay to get in.� He doesn’t expect much different Friday against Houston and head coach John Willoughby. “John and I are old dogs, so I don’t think we change a whole lot,� he said. “I don’t think he will and I don’t think I will.� Houston is coming off a state tournament season of a year ago. “It says a lot when you can accomplish that,� Bremigan said. “It kind of amps up everybody else in your program. I’ve seen it and experienced it.� Anna had the opening-round bye in the league and was scheduled to start the season Saturday night against Minster. But Minster also made a strong run in football, and that game was backed up to Jan. 21. So the Rockets, like Loramie and Jackson, won’t open for another week. Fairlawn, meanwhile, will begin play Tuesday night at home against Botkins in County play. “Not opening Friday can be positive and negative,� said Fairlawn coach Derek Alexander. “But we will be in the stands watching Botkins both nights. I think things are going pretty well, but scrimmages are one thing and real games are another. You never really know until you get into that.� Only two of the County teams will be in action on Saturday. Botkins will again play in the Ben Logan tournament, and Houston will visit Bradford.

SEC fines UK $50,000 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference says it will fine Kentucky $50,000 after fans rushed the field following the Wildcats' 10-7 victory over Tennessee on Saturday. The fine is part of the SEC's seven-year policy that limits access to "competition areas." The penalties include $5,000 to first offense and up to $50,000 for third and subsequent offenses.

The SEC says Kentucky has violated the policy four previous times after football games in 2006, 2007 and 2010. Kentucky beat Tennessee for the first time in 26 years to cap a 5-7 season. Fans rushed onto the field at Commonwealth Stadium and carried off Kentucky wide receiver Matt Roark, who filled in at quarterback and led the Wildcats on both scoring drives.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It has been nearly a year since the Big Ten sparked a debate by labeling its divisions Legends and Leaders. controversy That seems long buried given the twists and turns in the 11 months since. For a conference that managed to stay out of the latest round of conference realignment, the Big Ten has still been front and center — mostly for the wrong reasons. None of the league’s 12 teams is in the national championship picture, the winningest coach in Division I football has been fired and two of its signature football programs are trying to mend their reputations. Even ticket sales for Saturday’s inaugural Big Ten championship game between No. 11 Michigan State and No. 15 Wisconsin were called into question this week. What a year. “I think it was a difficult season in part because of the Penn State situation. It was an unprecedented situation. It took everyone’s attention and was very hard on everybody,� Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany told The Associated Press, referring to the child sex-abuse allegations against former Nittany Lions coach Jerry Sandusky. “On the field, it’s been a good year, not a great year.� Perhaps that makes the title game matchup more appropriate. Had any of the dream title game matchups materialized — Ohio StateOhio Michigan, State-Nebraska, maybe Penn State-Nebraska — this week’s questions would be peppered with references to scandals and missing coaches. Delany, of course, wants the focus to be on the game, an entertaining rematch of October’s incredible finish. The Spartans won 37-31 after Michigan State receiver Keith Nichol pulled in a last-second pass and lunged across the goal line. League officials are hoping Round 2 is every bit as exciting. It took local organizers only two hours to sell 20,000 tickets in late July, and an additional 2,000 tickets went on sale Tuesday at a cost of $80 to $175. The rest of the seats in 66,268-seat Lucas Oil Stadium have all been sold, Indiana

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IN THIS Oct. 22 photo, Michigan State's Keith Nichol, center, pushes his way toward the goal line to score a touchdown after catching a tipped-hail Mary pass. If the rematch is half as good as that October thriller, the Big Ten should have quite a show in store for its inaugural conference title game. No. 11 Michigan State and No. 15 Wisconsin meet again Saturday night in Indianapolis.

Sports Corp. spokesman John Dedman said. The game will showcase rough-and-tumble smash-mouth football in a budding rivalry made for national television. The game features the league’s top two quarterbacks (Russell Wilson and Kirk Cousins), the top rusher league’s (Montee Ball) and its two best scoring defenses. “It’s really a classic Big Ten matchup,� Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. “It’s going to be one of those really physical games.� On the field this season, things went reasonably well. Ten of the 12 schools are bowl eligible, putting Delany in the pleasant predicament of trying to find a spot for all of those teams. The Big Ten has only eight bowl tie-ins. That’s the good part. The problems actually began just before Christmas 2010 when the league announced that the new 12-team conference would be split into two six-team divisions, Leaders and Legends. A month later, Delany responded to a backlash from fans by saying those names would be used for at least one year, and it doesn’t appear there will be changes next year, either. “I think there’s a lot more understanding now of what we wanted to do,� Delany said. “Anybody can select East and


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West and that didn’t fit us. These are enduring characteristics that did.â€? That so-called controversy paled in comparison to what followed. • Two days before Christmas, five Ohio State players were suspended for the first five games of the season after the NCAA determined they had sold championship rings, jerseys and awards and received improper benefits from a tattoo parlor and its owner. The investigation continues, coach Jim Tressel was forced out and quarterback Terrelle Pryor then left early for the NFL. • In early January, Michigan fired coach Rich Rodriguez after three sub-par seasons and his own NCAA rules violations, which got the program three years of probation. • Three weeks ago, Penn State was rocked by an unthinkable scandal when Sandusky was accused of sexually abusing eight boys. He was charged with 40 criminal counts. Joe Paterno, the winningest coach in Division I history, and university President Graham Spanier were fired. The NCAA has initiated an “inquiryâ€? into the case to determine if any of the governing body’s rules were broken. School officials are expected to respond by Dec. 16. Big Ten officials have already taken Paterno’s name off the trophy that will go to Saturday’s winner. “I think it was difficult at Ohio State, too, a different kind of difficulty with NCAA regulations in not only self-disclosing, but selfreporting,â€? Delany said.

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“I think they are very different cases. But there’s no doubt that both of those were clouds.� When a new round of conference realignment began during the football season, Big Ten officials were mostly quiet. Delany again reiterated this week that the league has no expansion plans after a year in which many teams fell short of expectations. Usually strong Ohio State slumped to 6-6, perhaps not surprisingly given all the distractions. Michigan re-emerged as a contender after going 10-2. Newcomer Nebraska lost three times, all in conference play. Penn State, the last unbeaten team against league foes, lost two of its last three after Paterno was fired, including last weekend’s loss at Wisconsin which knocked the Nittany Lions out of the title game. Illinois wasted a 6-0 start by losing its last six, then fired coach Ron Zook. Another losing season at Minnesota was overshadowed by the health concerns of coach Jerry Kill. And Indiana was the only BCS school that failed to beat a Football Bowl Subdivision foe. The combination opened the door for Michigan State and Wisconsin to meet for the second time this season after surviving some hurdles of their own. The Spartans’ national championship hopes evaporated with a 31-13 loss at Notre Dame on Sept. 17 and a 24-3 loss at Nebraska, the week after their upset of Wisconsin. Back-to-back losses in the final minute at Michigan State and Ohio State knocked the Badgers out of the national championship chase, too, but Wisconsin didn’t lose again, earning a ticket to Indianapolis for a surprising title game that league officials hope marks the end of a troublesome chapter in Big Ten football. ‘’You can’t erase the history that those four schools (Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State) have had,� Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said of the league’s most storied programs. “But, you know, history is in the history books. We try to focus on the now, what’s in the newspapers today.�

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College Football At Tempe, Ariz. Bowl Projections Texas vs. OHIO STATE The Associated Press —— Saturday, Dec. 17 Saturday, Dec. 31 New Mexico Bowl Meineke Car Care Bowl At Albuquerque At Houston San Diego State vs. Temple Texas A&M vs. Penn State Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Sun Bowl At Boise, Idaho At El Paso, Texas x-Utah State vs. Ohio Utah vs. Georgia Tech New Orleans Bowl Liberty Bowl x-Louisiana-Lafayette vs. IlliAt Memphis, Tenn. nois Vanderbilt vs. Louisville —— Fight Hunger Bowl Tuesday, Dec. 20 At San Francisco Beef 'O'Brady's Bowl UCLA vs. Wyoming At St. Petersburg, Fla. Chick-fil-A Bowl Pittsburgh vs. Marshall At Atlanta —— Auburn vs. Florida State Wednesday, Dec. 21 —— Poinsettia Bowl Monday, Jan. 2 At San Diego TicketCity Bowl TCU vs. Louisiana Tech At Dallas —— Purdue vs. Iowa State Thursday, Dec. 22 Capital One Bowl MAACO Bowl At Orlando, Fla. At Las Vegas Nebraska vs. Arkansas Boise State vs. Arizona State Outback Bowl —— At Tampa, Fla. Saturday, Dec. 24 Michigan State vs. South CarHawaii Bowl olina At Honolulu Gator Bowl Nevada vs. SMU At Jacksonville, Fla. —— Iowa vs. Florida Monday, Dec. 26 Rose Bowl Independence Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. At Shreveport, La. Oregon vs. Wisconsin Wake Forest vs. Air Force Fiesta Bowl —— At Glendale, Ariz. Tuesday, Dec. 27 Stanford vs. Oklahoma State Little Caesars Pizza Bowl —— At Detroit Tuesday, Jan. 3 Northwestern vs. Toledo Sugar Bowl Belk Bowl At New Orleans At Charlotte, N.C. Houston vs. Michigan North Carolina State vs. —— Cincinnati Wednesday, Jan. 4 —— Orange Bowl Wednesday, Dec. 28 At Miami Military Bowl Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia At Washington —— FIU vs. North Carolina Friday, Jan. 6 Holiday Bowl Cotton Bowl At San Diego At Arlington, Texas Baylor vs. California Kansas State vs. Georgia —— —— Thursday, Dec. 29 Saturday, Jan. 7 Champs Sports Bowl BBVA Compass Bowl At Orlando, Fla. At Birmingham, Ala. Clemson vs. Notre Dame Western Kentucky vs. Southern Alamo Bowl Mississippi At San Antonio —— Washington vs. Oklahoma Sunday, Jan. 8 —— Bowl Friday, Dec. 30 At Mobile, Ala. Armed Forces Bowl x-Arkansas State vs. Northern At Dallas Illinois x-BYU vs. Tulsa —— Pinstripe Bowl Monday, Jan. 9 At Bronx, N.Y. BCS National Championship Rutgers vs. Missouri At New Orleans Music City Bowl LSU vs. Alabama At Nashville, Tenn. —— Mississippi State vs. Virginia Insight Bowl x-bid already accepted

Valentine named Red Sox manager BOSTON (AP) — Players eating fried chicken and drinking beer in the clubhouse during games. If it didn’t bother Bobby Valentine as a baseball lifer, it would certainly offend his sensibilities as a selfproclaimed gourmet chef. “He won’t let that happen. There’s no way he’s going to let that happen,” said Tommy Lasorda, Valentine’s manager in the minor leagues and a mentor who encouraged him to try for the Red Sox job. Boston announced Valentine as its new manager Wednesday, and he will be introduced by the Red Sox at a Fenway Park news conference on Thursday evening. The 61-year-old replaces Terry Francona, who left after eight years in which he guided the Red Sox to two World Series titles but also the biggest Sep-

tember collapse in baseball history. The first job for the former Mets and Rangers manager: reversing a culture in which players ate takeout fried chicken and drank beer in the clubhouse during games instead of sitting on the bench with their teammates. “You give loyalty, you’ll get it back. You give love, you’ll get it back,” Lasorda said Wednesday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “And that’s the way it has to be.” Francona admitted he lost his players near the end of a tenure during which he counted on them to police themselves and never said anything negative about them in public. When Valentine was in New York, he did not hesitate to criticize his players and bickered with them, his boss and the media.

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Leach agrees to be new coach at Washington State SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Mike Leach has reached an agreement to be the new football coach at Washi n g t o n State, an Leach official within the athletic department told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Leach reached a verbal agreement to replace Paul Wulff, but has not

signed a contract, according to an official in the athletic department who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly on the matter. Leach posted an 84-43 record at Texas Tech, leading the Red Raiders to 10 bowl appearances in 10 seasons. He was fired in 2009 amid allegations he mistreated a player with a concussion. first reported that Leach

had reached an agreement with Washington State. Wulff was fired Tuesday after four losing seasons. Leach was at the top of athletic director Bill Moos’ list of candidates, in part because Moos wants a high-powered offense at WSU. While at Texas Tech, Leach’s Air Raid offense routinely led the nation in passing and set numerous records. Leach was offensive coordinator at Kentucky

and Oklahoma before becoming the Red Raiders head coach in 2000. In 2009, Texas Tech fired Leach two days after suspending him after it was alleged he mistreated receiver Adam James, who had a concussion. Leach denied the allegations and later sued for wrongful termination. Leach has said he suspects an $800,000 bonus he was due the next day was the reason he was fired.

OFFENSE: Ends_Jacob Ansley, Ada, 6-0, 190, jr.; Preston Snodgrass, S. Charleston SE, 6-2, 185, sr. Linemen_Matt Hammond, Shadyside, 6-1, 190, sr.; Garrett Foster, Willow Wood Symmes Valley, 6-1, 220, sr.; Tommy Brown, S. Charleston SE, 6-4, 280, sr.; Anthony Harris, Youngs. Christian, 510, 260, sr. Quarterback_Luke Johnson, Lancaster Fairfield Christian Academy, 6-0, 180, sr. Backs_Brandyn Heath, Beallsville, 6-2, 170, sr.; Jimmy Radabaugh, Edgerton, 6-1, 168, sr.; Shannon Geren, Edon, 5-8, 180, sr. Kicker_Tyler Zeis, Ft. Loramie, 5-9, 168, sr. DEFENSE: Linemen_Hosie Smith, Cols. Africentric, 6-4, 210, sr.; Michael Jones, McComb, 5-9, 160, jr.; Sevon Jackson, Lockland, 511, 200, jr. Bryant Arnold, Beallsville, 6-1, 195, sr.; Aaron Parry, Zanes. Rosecrans, 6-5, 225, sr. Linebackers_Brett Schwinnen, Delphos St. John’s, 6-0, 215, jr.; D.J. Shoemaker, Shadyside, 6-4, 210, jr.; Zach Higginbotham, Cin. Country Day, 6-0, 210, jr.; Thomas Benyo, Berlin Ctr. Western Reserve, 6-1, 205, sr. Backs_Cody Stokes, Leetonia, 6-4, 200, sr.; Dominic Naples, Warren JFK, 5-10, 155, jr.; Marcus Johnson, Malvern, 5-8, 165, jr. Punter_Andrew Gilardi, Sidney Lehman, 5-9, 150, jr. Area Special Mention Aaron Hall, Ansonia; Tucker Fox, Cin. Christian; Andrew Less, Arcanum; Dusty Holcomb, Ansonia; Jordan Patterson, Cin. Country Day; Brent Goldschmidt, Ft. Loramie; Kody Smith, Arcanum; Michael Sheehan, Spring. Cath. Cent. —— Division V All-Ohio Associated Press Division V All-Ohio List First Team OFFENSE: Ends_Jerad Butter, Bucyrus Wynford, 6-5, 220, sr.; Mitchell Campbell, Versailles, 6-4, 195, sr.; Evan Jones, W. Lafayette Ridgewood, 6-6, 242, sr. Linemen_Brady Whiting, Marion Pleasant, 6-4, 205, sr.; C.J. Wise, Woodsfield Monroe Cent., 6-6, 235, sr.; Nathan Goodhart, Cin. Summit County Day, 6-2, 300, sr.; Paul Kelbly, Smithville, 6-5, 301, sr.; Justin Gillen, Liberty Ctr., 6-4, 260,sr. Kinchen, Quarterbacks_Tyler Woodsfield Monroe Cent., 6-1, 230, sr.; Nick Campbell, Versailles, 60, 163, soph. Backs_Josh Makuch, Baltimore Liberty Union, 5-10, 175, sr.; Luke Keller, Lucasville Valley, 62, 205, sr.; Damon Washington, Kirtland, 5-10, 160, jr.; Mason Minnich, Ashland Crestview, 5-9, 190, sr.; Ja'les Hughes, Campbell Memorial, 5-10, 170, sr. Kicker_Jared Lyon, Kirtland, 5-11, 180, sr. DEFENSE: Linemen_Reid Masters, Marion Pleasant, 5-11, 205, sr.; Maverick Long, Anna, 61, 250, jr.; Chaney Fulton, W. Jefferson, 6-0, 220, sr.; Cannon Schroeder, Kirtland, 6-2, 215, soph.; Mark Brunet, Coldwater, 6-3, 205, sr. Linebackers_Kellan Mutschelknaus, Sugarcreek Garaway, 5-11, 190, jr.; Dakota Hook, NelsonvilleYork, 5-10, 160, sr.; Christian Hauber, Kirtland, 6-2, 225, sr.; Bryan Hefflinger, Liberty Ctr., 6-0, 220, sr.; Jesse Curry, Youngs. Ursuline, 5-10, 205, sr. Backs_Oliver Rouch, Grandview Hts., 6-1, 200, sr.; Caleb Siefring, Coldwater, 5-10, 170, jr.; Tyler Moeglin, Louisville Aquinas, 5-9, 160, sr.; Dakota Conkle, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 6-2, 190, sr. Punter_Kyle Bergman, Coldwater, 6-0, 175, jr. Offensive players of the year: Luke Keller, Lucasville Valley; Damon Washington, Kirtland.

Defensive players of the year: Christian Hauber, Kirtland; Jesse Curry, Youngs. Ursuline. Coaches of the year: Jason Peters, Grandview Hts.; Tiger LaVerde, Kirtland. Second Team OFFENSE: Ends_Josh Davis, Bellaire, 5-9, 150, sr.; Jake DiCello, E. Palestine, 5-8, 155, sr.; Shane Lambert, Columbia Station Columbia, 5-8, 165, sr. Linemen_Andy Treasure, Grandview Hts., 6-3, 215, jr.; Chris Fairchild, Oak Hill, 6-2, 300, sr.; Nick Reier, Anna, 6-0, 180, jr.; Shaquon McWilson, Campbell Memorial, 6-4, 330, jr.; Sean Griesdorn, Lima Cent. Cath., 6-4, sr. Quarterbacks_Cody 275, Williams, W. Jefferson, 5-10, 165, sr.; Tyler O'Connor, Lima Cent. Cath., 6-3, 211, sr.; Zach Chatlain, Bucyrus Wynford, 6-3, 220, sr. Backs_Blake Buckhannon, Collins Western Reserve, 5-10, 195, sr.; Reid Hutchinson, Frankfort Adena, 5-10, 190, sr.; Dustin Young, Nelsonville-York, 5-10, 175, sr. Kicker_Brandon Garlough, Tipp City Bethel, 5-11, 175, jr. DEFENSE: Linemen_Justin Carver, Mt. Gilead, 6-3, 215, sr.; C.J. Collins, Columbiana Crestview, 6-4, 210, sr.; Steven Petroff, Ashland Crestview, 5-10, 190, sr.; Jake Carrizales, Hamler Patrick Henry, 6-2, 230, jr. Linebackers_Jesse Stoudt, Barnesville, 6-0, 207, sr.; Greg Bender, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant, 61, 210, sr.; Eric Depinet, Bascom Hopewell-Loudon, 6-0, 200, sr. Backs_Ryan Snyder, Marion Pleasant, 5-11, 185, sr.; Micheal Mack, W. Liberty-Salem, 5-10, 170, sr.; Dewaylan Letlow, Campbell Memorial, 6-3, 185, sr.; Jason Moore, Oberlin, 6-1, 175, jr. Punter_Brett Sockman, Centerburg, 5-8, 140, jr.. Third Team Ends_Logan OFFENSE: Sendelbach, Bascom HopewellLoudon, 6-3, 165, sr.; Joe Ohlin, New Madison Springfield, 6-1, 160, sr.; Chandler Shryock, Newcomerstown, 6-2, 175, sr. Linemen_Foster Tucker, Columbia Station Colum6-2, 225, jr.; Alex bia, Damschroeder, Carey, 6-3, 280, sr.; Gunner Shock, Hicksville, 5-9, 210, sr. Quarterbacks_Tyler Walter, Sugarcreek Garaway, 6-0, 170, sr.; Spencer Badia, Bellaire, 5-9, 150, soph.; Blake Yates, Lucasville Valley, 6-3, 175, sr; John Banyasz, Columbia Station Columbia, 6-2, 185, sr. Backs_Blair Wolcutt, Cardington-Lincoln, 5-7, 165, sr.; LaDon Laney, Jr., Cin. Summit Country Day, 6-0, 200, sr. Kicker_Lincoln Parsley, Archbold, 5-9, 150, soph. DEFENSE: Linemen_Gus Schwieterman, Bethel, 6-4, 215, jr.; Michael Lizeski, Milford Ctr. Fairbanks 5-11, 230, sr.; Joel Rich, Louisville Aquinas, 6-4, 220, jr.; Linebackers_Jake Ziegler, W. Lafayette Ridgewood, 5-11, 190, sr.; Kyle Exline, Salineville Southern, 6-2, 235, sr.; Drew Randleman, Oberlin, 5-8, 220, sr.; Seth Kleppen, Hicksville, 6-0, 215, sr. Backs_Anthony Davis, Youngs. Ursuline, 6-0, 195, sr.; Justin Miller, Hicksville, 61, 190, sr.; Ryan Loncar, Kirtland, 510, 175, soph.; Tre McIntyre, Triad, 6-1, 185, so. Punter_Kirk Yates, Frankfort Adena, 6-2, 175, sr. Area Special Mention Sam Christian, Covington; Heath Harding, Day. Christian; Darren Clark, Covington; Nick Townsend, Day. Christian; Caleb Maurer, Anna; Michael Fellers, Casstown Miami East; Ben Stolly, Lima Cent. Cath.; Sam Huffman, Lima Cent. Cath.; Bryce Orians, Carey.

SCOREBOARD Welch, Lancaster Fairfield Christian Acad., 6-1, 170, sr.; Justin Herrnstein, New Washington Buckeye High school Cent., 6-4, 185, sr.; Jake Aldridge, Spring. Cath. Cent., 6-2, 195, sr. High school sports Linemen_Ross Benton, Leipsic, 6-1, This week 260, sr.; Alex Wehri, Delphos St. TONIGHT John’s, 6-1, 230, sr.; Greg Hartke, Girls basketball Marion Local, 6-0, 210, sr.; Josh Lehman at Tri-Village Frilling, Ft. Loramie, 5-7, 208, sr. Versailles at New Knoxville Quarterbacks_Jeff Clegg, Berlin Ct. Riverside at WL-Salem Western Reserve, 6-1, 182, sr.; Tyler Houston at Fairlawn Erwin, New Washington Buckeye Botkins at Indian Lake Cent., 6-4, 200, sr.; Brian Kelly, —— Spring. Cath. Cent., 6-2, 190, sr.; FRIDAY Shawn Ball, Malvern, 6-1, 210, sr. Boys basketball Backs_Cody Belveal, Sciotoville Sidney at Springboro Community E., 5-11, 187, sr.; Riverside, Botkins at Ben Danny LaRosa, Thompson Ledgemont, 5-10, 185, sr.; Jake Logan Tip-Off Heitkamp, Marion Local, 5-9, Russia at Houston 190, sr.; Tim Hanson, Cleve. VASJ, Versailles at Greenville 5-10, 210, sr.; Donnie Bolton, Berlin New Bremen at Allen East Jackson Center at Fort Lo- Ctr. Western Reserve, 6-0, 175, sr.; Gary Strain, Mogadore, 6-0, 190, jr. ramie, ppnd. to Jan. 3 Kicker_Stephen Smith, Tiffin —— Calvert, 5-8, 155, jr. SATURDAY DEFENSE: Linemen_Kaevon Girls basketball Green, Youngs. Christian, 6-3, 210, Springboro at Sidney jr.; Michael South III, S. Charleston Minster at Lehman SE, 6-1, 210, sr.; Greg Berger, LeipRussia at Franklin-Monroe sic, 5-11, 200, sr.; Isaac Livengood, Covington at Versailles Norwalk St. Paul, 5-8, 215, sr.; New Bremen at Celina Bryce Collins, New Washington Houston at Botkins Buckeye Cent., 6-1, 290, sr. LineFairlawn at Jackson Center Ferenbaugh, backers_Quinton Fort Loramie at Anna Danville, 5-11, 185, sr.; Grant Foster, Willow Wood Symmes Valley, 6Boys basketball 1, 220, sr.; Caleb Ranley, Ft. Lehman at Delphos Jefferson Loramie, 6-2, 230, sr.; Brad Seiler, St. Marys at New Knoxville Riverside, Botkins at Ben Thompson Ledgemont, 5-10, 190, sr.; Daniel Gusching, Minster, 6Logan Tip-Off 3, 217, sr. Backs_Cole Smelley, Houston at Bradford Bridgeport, 5-11, 185, sr.; Chase Swimming Kinemond, Shadyside, 6-0, 156, jr.; Lehman at Lima Catholic Inv. Anthony Abeid, Youngs. Christian, New Bremen at Van Wert Inv. 5-9, 160, sr.; Tanner Calvelage, Wrestling Versailles at Sidney Dual Tour- Delphos St. John’s, 6-1, 190, sr. Punter_Connor Shook, Newark nament Cath., 5-9, 210, sr. Offensive players of the OOTBALL year: Tyler Erwin, New Washington Buckeye Cent.; Jeff Clegg, High school playoffs Berlin Ctr. Western Reserve; Brian Kelly, Spring. Cath. Cent. High school football Defensive players of the STATE FINALS year: Kaevon Green, Youngs. Division I Christian; Daniel Gusching, MinSaturday at Canton Fawcett ster. Stadium Coaches of the year: Matt St. Ignatius (12-2) vs. Picker- Burgbacher, Ft. Loramie; Nate ington Central (11-2), 7 Moore, Minster. Division II Second Team Friday at Massillon Paul Ends_Nathan OFFENSE: Brown Tiger Stadium Stark, Edgerton, 6-1, 154, sr.; Avon (13-1) vs. Trotwood Madi- Travis Tucci, Malvern, 6-3, 176, sr. son (14-0), 7 Linemen_Zach Casparro, Grove Division III City Christian, 6-6, 263, sr.; Evan Friday at Canton Fawcett Sta- Eggleston, Hannibal River, 6-4, 220, dium jr.; Kendrick Schwenderman, WaCardinal Mooney (10-3) vs. terford, 5-11, 209, sr.; Ryan Will, Springfield Shawnee (14-0), 3 Minster, 6-2, 200, sr. QuarterDivision IV back_Konnor Baker, Ada, 6-3, 205, Saturday at Massillon Paul sr. Backs_Luke Lloyd, Zanes. RoseBrown Tiger Stadium crans, 5-9, 165, jr.; Cory BranCreston Norwayne (13-1) vs. dewie, Ft. Loramie, 5-9, 163, sr.; Jerry Brown, McComb, 6-1, 180, jr. Kenton (14-0), 3 Kicker_Daniel Kohr, StrasburgDivision V Friday at Massillon Paul Franklin, 5-8, 160, sr. DEFENSE: Linemen_Jordan Brown Tiger Stadium Kirtland (14-0) vs. Coldwater Berryhill, Newark Cath., 6-0, 170, sr.; Rob Wente, Minster, 6-2, 200, (11-3), 11 a.m. sr.; Josh Carter, Wellsville, 6-4 250, Division VI Saturday at Canton Fawcett sr.; DiAnte Jackson, Cleve. VASJ, 62, 200, sr.; Anthony McDaniel, Cin. Stadium Buckeye Central (12-2) vs. Mar- Country Day, 6-0, 210, sr.; Linebackers_Terry Harper, Canal Winion Local (12-2), 11 a.m. chester Harvest Prep, 6-0, 232, sr.; Jon Emmerling, Steub. Cath. Cent., All-Ohio 5-9, 165, sr.; Chris Beaschler, Ada, 6-0, 205, sr.; Justin Rutschilling, Associated Press Division VI Marion Local, 6-2, 200, sr. All-Ohio List COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Backs_Jake Cordonnier, Ft. Lo2011 Associated Press Division VI ramie, 6-3, 181, sr.; Evan Finch, All-Ohio high school football team, Cin. Country Day, 6-0, 175, sr.; based on the recommendations of a Tyler Harris, Cory-Rawson, 5-9, 150, jr.; Kevin Bourne, Newark state media panel: DIVISION VI Cath., 5-10, 180, jr. Punter_Tyler First Team Hicks, Plymouth, 6-1, 210, sr. OFFENSE: Ends_Hayden Third Team



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‘Stuff the Bus’ toy list The following is a suggested list of toys and other items that would be appropriate to donate to the Salvation Army at the “Stuff the Bus” event Dec. 9. Girls Age 0-1: diapers, baby toys, lights and sound toys Age 2-3: learning toys, dolls, shape sorter, blocks Age 4-5: Dora the Explorer, Dolls, Mickey Mouse Club House, princess toys Age 6-7: Barbie, Littlest Pet Shop, Sponge Bob, Squinkies Age 8-10: Barbie, Hair Accessories, Justin Bieber Age10-12: Jewlery, CD’s, make up, purses, crafts Age 13-18: make up, jewlery, purses, board games Boys Age 0-1: diapers, baby toys, lights and sound toys Age 2-3: learning toys, trucks, cars, blocks Age 4-5: Sponge Bob, cars, action figures, Power Rangers, Spiderman, Batman Age 6-7: Hot Wheels, Bey Blades, Legos, Transformers, Power Rangers Age 8-10: Hot Wheels, Wrestlers, Legos, Kinex Age 10-12: Nerf Toys, Legos, board games, Spy Net Age 13-18: football, basketballs, CDs, board games much Christmas help and new toys can affect a family. “I’ve seen parents so overwhelmed and this, what we might think as a small gift, can provide so much hope,” he said. “It encourages people to keep going and know that someone in the community cares.” Those who donate a new toy at various times throughout the day may register to win a $100 VISA gift card from Sidney Body CarStar, four tickets to see the Harlem Gloetrotters Dec. 31 at the Nutter Center in Dayton, a $100 gift card from Walmart, gift certificates to the Alcove Restaurant and numerous other prizes donated by a variety of local sponsors.


The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally involve transactions within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Sidney Norma J. and Bruce A. Terry to Samuel J. and Cathy M. Terry, Green Tree Hill Subdivision section 1, lot 3566, exempt. Green Township Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Raymond E. Osborn Sr., section 19, part southeast 1/4 exceptional, 3.81 acres, $65,400. Loramie Township Luca A. and Jennifer L. (Bornhorst) Snider to

Gregory D. and Megan T. Young, section 3, part southeast 1/4 plus easement, 1.359 acres, $133,000. Mary Ahlers to Stephen L. Bohman and Michael V. Bohman, section 3, part northwest 1/4 exceptional undivided 1/2 interest, 6.0 acres, $42,000. Turtle Creek Township Janet L. Motter to Ted Winner Farms LLC, section 8, part southeast 1/4, 3.307 acres, $19,850. Van Buren Township Aloys J. Brockman estate to Luke Barhorst, section 35, part southeast 1/4, 5.001 acres, $97,000. Washington Township Kelly G. and Rick A. Pugh to Phyllis G. Doseck and Nicole Waters, Fawn Lake Subdivision, lot 359, $45,000. Roscoe S. Smith, deceased, to Carol L. Knotts, Arrowhead Hill Subdivision, lot 215, exempt.

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‘Team Papenfuss’ unites Lynne Papenfuss (center, in black), an English teacher at Christian Academy Schools, is surrounded Wednesday at the school by students and teachers in pink who have supported her with prayers and donations. Papenfuss is undergoing surgery for breast cancer today at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. Two students, senior David Wilcox, the son of Roger and Dolly Wilcox and sophomore Chastity Inman, the daughter of Chad and Ronda Inman, all of Sidney, began a support campaign in which most of the school population purchased pink T-shirts to wear Wednesday. Students also made donations to be permitted to wear the shirts, which are emblazoned on the back with “Team Papenfuss” and are printed on the front with a quotation from the Bible, “God has a plan.” The donations will help with Papenfuss’s expenses.

Former New Bremen superintendent named Bethel School’s interim leader BY MELANIE YINGST Ohio Community Media

trict is more financially sound from the measures we had to take,” Cassell said. Although Cassell is BRANDT — The retiring, he said he’ll search will still continue soon be pursuing other to name a permanent su- endeavors in related perintenfields. dent for Smith said he is ready Bethel to fulfill the interim suL o c a l perintendent duties reSchool as quired at Bethel Local the board School. Smith’s experiof educat i o n tapped L a r r y Smith as Smith interim superintendent at a special meeting Wednesday. Smith steps in for Jeff Cassell, who announced his retirement on Nov. 7 to be effective Dec. 31. Cassell served as superintendent for 17 months, prior to Bob Hoover’s retirement after two years as head of the district. “It’s been a really great 17 months here,” Cassell said. “I feel good about what we were able to accomplish. It was a very difficult time, but the community and the school pulled together.” During Cassell’s tenure at Bethel Local School, the district underwent staff cuts and elimination of electives, which reduced the classes students could take. Yet, the district also earned an “Excellent” rating on its 20102011 state report card despite the reductions. “Financially, we are in good shape and the dis-

ence ranges from his current position as assistant superintendent of the Miami County Educational Center to New Bremen Local School’s superintendent from 2000-06. Other prior experience includes high school principal at both Minster High School and Fostoria City Schools, public relations director at Marion Health Foun-

dation and leadership development manager for Crown Equipment in New Bremen. Smith’s degrees include his bachelors degree in education and masters degree in educational administration from The Ohio UniSmith also versity. earned his Ph.D. in education leadership from Bowling Green State University in 1995.

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In commenting on this year’s drive, Loretta Kinney, Hits 105.5 general manager, noted “the Salvation Army offers so many programs to the community. They truly are there making a difference to so many families. Hearing the real life stories of families that have suffered dearly by the economy, illness and other hardships, touched each Hits 105.5 crew member. We feel it is our duty as the Upper Miami Valley Radio station to get involved and to broadcast that the need is here and how to make a difference.” Joe Laber, Hits 105.5 music and promotions director, added that “this year’s drive needs to be even bigger than last year. The Salvation Army has received many more requests for help this holiday season. The goal is to help make sure every child receives a present, and the amount needed to accomplish this is incredible. Hits 105.5, the Sidney Daily News and the Salvation Army are working together so that a child will not have to wake up Christmas morning and not have a present to open. We understand that in these tying times parents need a helping hand.” Laber will man the Salvation Army bus during the drive, as he has done in past years, and will be assisted again by Paul Downing, formerly with the Salvation Army. He continues his interest in the community and has agreed to return for this special event which traditionally becomes a rivalry between him and Laber to see who can collect the most donations. Laber is a 20-year veteran of radio who feels his main goal is to “always give back to the community.” He said he enjoys seeing the “generous support” from Shelby County residents and enjoys working closely with the Salvation Army. He will broadcast the “Joe Show” live with Downing, along with hourly live broadcasts from the bus throughout the day. Downing was resource development manager for the Salvation Army from 2008 to October 2010 and prior to that was the business administrator. He has also operated a private painting business. He notes that his friendship with Laber and the Hits crew, plus working for the Salvation Army for years, have allowed him to see how


Sidney Daily News,Thursday, December 1, 2011

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When: Friday, December 9th, 6 a.m.-Midnight Where: Sidney Walmart The Joe Show (Joe Laber) with co-host (Paul Downing, Representing The Salvation Army) will be LIVE from 6 a.m.-10 a.m.

Hipple elected president Sarah Hipple, a sophomore Japanese major, has been elected president of The University of Findlay’s Students Embracing Educational Experiences in Diversity. A 2010 graduate of Sidney High School, Hipple is the daughter of Carol and Mark Hipple, 1391 Maple Leaf Court. At UF, Hipple participates in residence life, Psy-Key Club, Thursday Night Live, American Sign Language Club and Colleges Against Cancer.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

New fiscal officer named BOTKINS — A new fiscal officer was named at the Botkins Village Council meeting on Tuesday. The council passed Ordinance 11-19 as an emergency measure which creates the position of fiscal officer, sets compensation, and names Teresa Featheringham to the position. Featheringham lives in Botkins and was previously employed as the Assistant Treasurer at Pandora-Gilboa Schools. She begins full-time work on Dec. 1, at a

salary of $30,000. As per council’s plan, Featheringham will replace outgoing elected Ed clerk-treasurer Brown, whose last day will be March 31, 2012. Administrator Jesse Kent and Council President Craig Brown both commented on recently being invited to attend Botkins School meetings to discuss the site and construction of the new school. The village remains involved with the process and in good communication with the school.

Kent also addressed the council about a current contest that is being offered by Reader’s Digest called We Hear You America. Residents and fans of Botkins can go to the Reader’s Digest website and vote for the Village of Botkins. Those towns with the most votes can win grant money to help with necessary projects. The village is seeking much needed and expensive tornado alarms. People can vote often and Kent has posted a link to the village’s Facebook page.

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GARY BERTSCH, of Anna, hangs a cloth partition up as part of a Christmas village display in Anna Monday.

Anna woman is half of Village plans old-fashioned BBBS match of the month Christmasy afternoon ANNA — An afternoon of old-fashioned family fun is planned for Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be Christmas crafts at the Anna Library, as well as a mitten tree and candy treats at the Anna Methodist Church. A variety of treats will be available at the Fromer Day Care Center, where Wendy from Wendy’s Hamburger Inc. also will be passing out coloring books, there will be popcorn and magnets from

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County announce big sister Lindsey Jung, of Anna, and little sister Willow Market, of Jackson Center, have been selected as October Match of the Month. Willow is the daughter of Randy and Charity Market. Jung and Market have been matched since September 2008. Jung was a Big Buddy to Market in the afterschool Buddies mentoring program, and wanted to continue their relationship in the Core program community after she turned 18. Jung enjoys being a positive role model and teaching Market new things. Market was initially enrolled in the afterschool Buddies program in 2006, at age 8, when she first met Jung as her Big Buddy. Market said, “Lindsey is the best big sister in the whole world!” All parties are pleased with the match. Charity said, “Big Brothers Big Sisters is a great program. Being matched with Lindsey is the greatest thing that ever happened to Willow. She is learning responsibility, and 4-H is new to her.” Jung lives on a farm with horses and has introduced Market to 4-H. The first time Market competed at the Shelby County Fair, she won two trophies and three ribbons. She also re-

“BIG SISTER” Lindsey Jung, of Anna, and her “little sister” Willow Market, of Jackson Center, race down the park slide during a summer outing. Willow is the daughter of Randy and Charity Market. ceived a congratulatory feeding the animals and letter from Ohio Rep. putting them to pasture. John Adams for her ex- When they aren’t workceptional performance. ing or riding four-wheelJung said, “Willow ers on the farm, they and I have a great match enjoy playing Wii games, together. We have be- watching movies, or come not just a match shopping at the mall. but like family to each Big Brothers Big Sisother.” She appreciates ters of Shelby & Darke that Market is eager to County is a nonprofit learn, and always has a United Way member, sowilling attitude. Jung cial service agency. Lisa said it’s great to “see the Brown is executive dihappiness on your ‘lit- rector of the agency. The tle’s’ face when they get program specializes in to spend time with you.” matching children facing Jung and Market con- adversity with adult voltinue to meet regularly, unteer big brothers and at least two times per sisters. These adults promonth, but more often vide children with posithey meet once or twice tive role models, as well each week. They enjoy as new educational and working with Jung’s social activities. to learn horses, working on the more about the organistalls, practicing show- zation, visit www.bigbromanship, putting a hal- ter on the donkey, or call 492-7611.

ANNA — The Anna High School FFA Chapter competed in a district food science competition Nov. 16, with one team moving on to state competition. The food science contest challenges students in aromas, taste testing, customer complaints and product development, and includes an

online test. Anna A Team consisted of Lukas Wenrick, Summer McCracken, Crystal Schmiesing and Mary Buehler. B Team was Brittany Axe, Bonnie Altstaetter, Kyle Baumer and Gabrielle Buehler. C Team was Elizabeth Wells, Micaela Ellis, Emily Cavinder and

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the Anna Church of Christ and cookies courtesy of the Sacred Heart Church in McCartyville. Participants can then walk next door for a cup of hot chocolate, then go on to the village hall to see Santa and Mrs. Claus and their reindeer. Cameras are welcome. At the village hall, visitors can purchase the second in a series of Christmas ornaments sponsored by the Anna District Historical Society. The ornaments will

feature the old McCartyville school that was recently torn down. Ornaments are $12 each or two for $20. Finally, a stop at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church basement will feature Christmas games, hot dogs, chips, punch and Santa’s workshop. Decorated flower pots will be located around the village. Guests are invited to ride the wagon, walk or drive to enjoy all the stops.

Holiday tour set for Sunday BOTKINS — Sunday is the fifth annual Botkins Holiday Tour of Homes. Tours will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. and features the following four homes, Steve and Angie Ambos, 13950 Southland Road, Neil and Beth Boerger, 17975 Hardin-Wapakoneta Road, Nick and Tracy Cooper, 112 Debra Drive, and Mark and Diane Goubeaux, 416 E. State St. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour only at Country Lane, 17009 Heiland Kies Road, Finishing Touches, 231 S. Main St., and Jenny’s Designs, 305 E. State St. Ticket sales will begin at 2:30 p.m., and the cost is $5 per person (children are free) For those who get their ticket punched at all four tour homes and all three shops will have a chance to win a door prize drawing. The tour is sponsored by the Botkins Beautification Club and all proceeds will be used to fund beautification projects throughout the village.

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TRACY COOPER, one of the homeowners on the Holiday Tour of Homes, works on her decorations in advance of the annual tour Sunday.

UMC children to perform annual Christmas pageant Dec. 11 Team advances to state competition Beth Hageman. D Team was Shelbie Albers, Brandon Maurer, Lora Berning and Alex Brunswick. E Team was Shaun Wenrick, Jordan Meyer, Austien Hayslip and Whitney King. The Anna A Team placed second and will now advance to the state competition Dec. 3.

ANNA — The youth and children of Anna United Methodist Church will perform their annual Christmas pageant, “The First Leon,” on Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 201 W. North St., Anna. The plot concerns Leon, a boy who wants to be in the school pageant

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

The signs of Christmas are all around to us that we Around here can almost rethe signs that peat them word Christmas is are for word and coming sing the jingles pretty obvious. note for note. The town has Our mailboxes hung up the are stuffed full decorations on of catalogs and the street lights. Your fliers as the TV commercials picture Santa pastor stores are in Christmas Claus and try to speaks full marketing sell us all kinds The Rev. mode. of things to give David Clem There are as presents. And more other presents the they try to sell us just mundane signs of the seem to keep getting season, like the calenmore and more elabo- dar simply going from rate and expensive, November to December, don’t they? Large dia- and then how Decemmond rings and neck- ber’s days will seem to laces, automobiles, you fly to the 25th. Many name it. Most of these folks will find themmessages depict looks of selves looking at their great happiness on the credit card bill, and the faces of those receiving balance will indicate is disthe gift of their dreams, something which of course is sup- turbingly different. We posed to translate into might find ourselves great admiration for the hoping for snow, putgiver. The commercials ting up a Christmas are played over and over tree and hanging up again to the point where decorations around our they become so familiar home.

In many church sanctuaries we will see the decorations, the purple paraments, and the Advent wreath and candles. Choirs will be rehearsing Christmas music, and pastors will be preaching about the Coming of Christ. These serve as signs for Christians that the Advent season is here and Christmas is coming. But why should we be all excited about the season of Advent and the celebration Christmas? Is this holiday about all the commercialism and the material exorbitance portrayed all around us, or is there something much more to it? Why get ready to remember and celebrate with such joy and enthusiasm an event of the remote past? Why do we go through this each year? Why on earth would the Lectionary prescribe readings from Jesus’s teaching about

not being concerned about the things money can buy, about folks like John the Baptist, and about the day when Christ returns and judgment is at hand, for Advent? This all seems so strange because for one thing, it seems like most folks are more concerned about what money can buy at this time of the year than at any other! And the last day, well, come to think of it, I suppose it could be argued that some people are out there spending like there won’t be a tomorrow! Feeling a little conflicted? If so, you are not alone. It is readily apparent, that the journey of Advent and the celebration of Christmas from the perspective of the church is far different from the Christmas holiday season that merchants and secular TV programming portrays. Some may take an-

other perspective when celebrating this 2000year-old event. For them, it seems more important to concentrate on the Second Advent, Jesus’s second coming, the Son of Man coming in the clouds with power and great glory? After all, this last day is still ahead and could happen at any time. For them, it is about being ready for Judgment Day. But how can we get ready for such a righteous judgment as this? Well, dearly beloved, that brings us right back to Advent and Christmas, and why we celebrate it so joyfully, and with such great spirit and enthusiasm. Christmas is the celebration of our redemption drawing near to us. Christmas, the birth of Jesus, is not about judgment, but about redemption from sin. Jesus was born to redeem us, to buy us back, to free us from sin and death. We

celebrate Jesus coming to be among us, not to condemn, but to forgive those who have done evil. God has done a new and wonderful thing through his beloved son Jesus. Instead of judging us on our own merits, he is offering us mercy. Instead of accusing us, he claims us and showers us with his love. Jesus came to earth as a man to be judged in our stead, to be condemned in our place. Jesus, born as both God and man, came to us as a babe in Bethlehem, already with the divine plan that he would die for us, taking that judgment that is coming at the end of days, and making it happen ahead of schedule. He suffered all of God’s judgment for us and then God, out of love for us and for Jesus, raised up Jesus to life. God thereby lifted up Jesus above judgment, and he offers to all who See PASTOR/Page 3B


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sidney Daily News,Thursday, December 1, 2011 RELIGION Catholic schools offer tuition giveaway PASTOR School parents in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati can now use their Facebook accounts for more than just keeping up with old friends. The Catholic Schools Office recently launched a Facebook-based tuition give-

away that offers $17,500 in tuition credits and prizes to families who will send their children to archdiocesan Catholic schools next year. Both current and prospective families are eligible to win. Entrants

New Mass translation launches CLAYTON, N.C. (AP) — English-speaking Roman Catholics who have regularly attended Mass for years found themselves in an unfamiliar position Sunday, needing printed cards or sheets of paper to follow along with a ritual many have known since childhood. “I don’t think I said it the right way once,” said Matthew Hoover, who attends St. Ann Catholic Church in Clayton, a growing town on the edge of the Raleigh suburbs. “I kept forgetting, and saying the old words.” The Mass itself — the central ritual of the Catholic faith — hasn’t changed, but the English translation has, in the largest shakeup to the everyday faith of believers since the upheavals that followed the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s. A years-long

process of revision and negotiation led to an updated version of the Roman Missal, the text of prayers and instructions for celebrating Mass, which originally was written in Latin. The new translation was rolled out across the Englishspeaking Catholic world on Sunday after months of preparation. Mickey Mattox, a professor at Milwaukee’s Marquette University, said he was happy with the idea that the bishops wanted the translations as accurate as possible. to the Adapting changes “was a lot less difficult than I thought it might be,” said Mattox, 55, adding, “even though probably all of us are going to end up holding our worship folders for a few weeks until we memorize all the new language.”

must to go to to register. Deadline for registration is noon Feb. 3, the last day of Catholic Schools Week, and the drawing for winners will be held that day. The idea of using social media comes directly from the pope. In a 2009 message celebrating the 43rd World Communications Day, Pope Benedict XVI called the new technologies a “gift to humanity” and challenged users to “endeavor to ensure that the benefits they offer are put at the service of all human individuals and communities.”

According to Dr. Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic schools, the tuition giveaway is part of an overall effort to increase awareness about the good news of Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. “We have to improve our efforts to reach out to all those who could benefit from a Catholic education,” he said. “Social media can be a wonderful tool for connecting our schools and families.” For more information, contact Chris Pastura at (513) 421-3131, ext. or 2724,

Luther League candy sale begins JACKSON CENTER — The Luther League students of Jackson Center’s Grace Lutheran Church are taking orders for their annual homemade candy sale. The candy assortment includes buckeyes, caramels, chocolate covered pretzels, and fudge. The students are making candy to raise funds for their mission trip to Tennessee in June.

For an order form contact the church at (937) 596-6516 or visit the website at The Luther League students will also be meeting at the church for their annual 30-hour food fast this weekend to enhance their awareness of world hunger, and they will be Christmas caroling to local shut-ins on Wednesday.

will believe in Jesus, absolute pardon, reconciliation and eternal life. That is why today we can joyfully look at the signs of Jesus coming in glory not with fear but rather with hope. So, let us indeed remember Jesus’s birth and look at the signs of his coming again with hope, joy, peace and love, and let us really celebrate. Raise up your hearts and voices in praise and worship, for

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From Page 2B our redemption is at hand. In Jesus, Jesus alone, we have hope! We have been redeemed! God’s son, Jesus, the Messiah, came to us as a babe in Bethlehem that first Christmas and he is coming again in glory! So with the angels we sing Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. The writer is the pastor at Springcreek Christian Church of rural Sidney.

Christmas bazaar Saturday PIQUA — A Christmas craft sale and bazaar will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 at Crossroad p.m. Church of God in Piqua. New crafts, as well as baked goods and flea market items, will be available. Several vendors, such as “31” and

Scentsy, also will be featured. Lunch items available will be hot dogs, sloppy joes, chips and pop. Pastor Jerry Wilson and the Ladies Ministries invite everyone to attend. The church is located at 9330 N. Looney Road.

Christmas concert set for Dec. 18 MINSTER — The Music Department of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, under the direction of Amy Noykos, will be presenting its Christmas Concert on Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.

in the church. There will be refreshments served in the rectory basement following the concert. The public is invited to attend this evening of Christmas music.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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First United Church of Christ West Bremen & St. Marys Streets New Knoxille, Ohio Phone: 419-753-2446 Pastor David A. Williams Worship Times WHOLESALE Sunday 8:00 AM CARPET OUTLET Sunday Family Worship 10:15 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM We will not be undersold! Sunday Services broadcast on WIMT Largest In-Stock Showroom in Darke. Co. (FM) every Sunday 10:15 AM __________________ 301 E. Main, Gettysburg Greenview United Church of Christ 937-447-4265 or 3041 Leatherwood Creek Rd., Sidney 937-447-7445 email: 2193390D Phone: 937-492-9579 Pastor Larry Grunden Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM __________________ Immanuel United Church of Christ 888 St. Rt. 274 , Kettlersville email: Phone: 937-693-2853 Pastor Charles Moeller Worship Times Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:00 AM Deaf Worship Services on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of each month __________________ St. Paul United Church of Christ 119 N. Franklin St., New Bremen Phone: 419-629-2502 Pastor Becky Erb Strang Worship Times CALL Saturday 5:00 PM Spirit Safari Club Sunday 9:00 AM 498-5939 Sunday 10:15 AM __________________ TO SUBSCRIBE! St. Paul’s United Church of Christ 707 N. Ohio Avenue, Sidney Phone: 937-492-8540 Rev. Dr. Bob McCann, interim minister Worship Times Adult Sunday School 9:00 AM Worship Sunday 10:15 AM Children’s Church 10:30 AM HINDU Kids’ Club 2nd & 4th Wed. 6:30 PM __________________ Hindu Temple of Dayton St. Peter’s Church 2615 Lillian Ln., Beavercreek, 303 Franklin St., New Bremen OH Phone: 419-629-2175 Phone: 937-429-4455 Pastor Steve Wills Priests: Ramesh Ragamani, Worship Times Ashwani Kumar Sunday 9:15 AM M-F 9-11 AM and 6-8 PM Handicapped Accessible Sat., Sun., Holidays 9 AM-8 PM Contact the Temple to request services. __________________ WESLEYAN Ahmadiyya Movement in The Sidney Wesleyan Church 621 Second Avenue, Sidney Islam Pastor Steve Chapman Mosque Worship Times 637 Randolph St., Dayton, OH Sunday 9:30, 10:30 AM, 6:30 PM 45408 Wednesday Youth & Adult 6:30 PM Phone: 937-268-0279 www/


JEWISH Temple Anshe Emeth 320 Caldwell Street, Piqua Mailing address: 3808 Beanblossom Rd., Greenville, OH 45331 For Schedule, contact: 937-547-0092 or 2193390


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Remember your 4-legged or fine-feathered friend in full color this Holiday Season in all three I-75 Newspapers (Sidney Daily News, Troy Daily News and Piqua Daily Call)!

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1 BEDROOM, large, North end, ca, appliances, garage, lawn care. $395 deposit. (937)489-1222

CLASS A DRIVERS Columbus, OH based carrier needs 4 drivers to handle Sidney, OH based account. NO TOUCH FREIGHT. HOME WEEKENDS. Good pay, paid vacations & holidays, assigned equipment, 401K & safety bonus. You need a CDL-A, 2 years driving experience with a good driving record. Call Dan Robinson at KF Express, Inc. 1-800-546-2160

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1 BEDROOM, $350. Stove, tor. Water paid. Miami, Sidney. (937)726-5460

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3 BEDROOM, Troy, new appliances, CA, carpet, kitchen cabinets, washer/dryer hook-up. $650 month, deposit, water & trash included. No pets. Metro and LTO accepted. (937)335-4633

3 BEDROOM in Sidney, upstairs, washer and dryer hook-up, $450. Call (937)658-3824

2 BEDROOM, on Collins, New updates, appliances, garage, A/C, washer/ dryer hook-up. $550 month. (419)629-3427

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

1999 Pontiac Bonneville with 115,000 miles

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

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

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For more information call: 937-606-4743 Mike Havenar - Realtor W.A. Shively Realty (Auctioneer #4544)

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

Thursday December 8, 2011 Time 7:00 P.M.

Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 • 9:30 A.M.

CDL Grads may qualify

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◆ Class A CDL required ◆ Great Pay and Benefits!

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



Iris A. Burwell Trust


Eiting Real Estate - New Bremen, Ohio Tim Eiting as Auctioneer / Realtor 419.629.3478 or Cell 567.644.5829 Barbara Ziegenbusch / Broker 419.629.2623


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CAT: 2 year old neutered, no spray, declawed, black and white male. Litter trained. Other cats available to indoor homes. (937)492-2563 HAVAMALT PUPPIES, Non shedding, hypo allergenic, designer puppies, beautiful colors, shots, family raised, 8 weeks old on December 23rd, taking deposits now, (937)526-3418 KITTEN, adorable! 10 weeks old, calico. Litter trained. Good with kids, & dogs, and very friendly. FREE TO GOOD HOME. (937)726-7940 KITTENS, 15 Weeks old & adult cats free to go homes or farms, (937)726-9490

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ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, with Lighted bookcases, excellent condition, dark oak color, will deliver within Sidney, asking $1,000. Call (937)492-0494 POOL TABLE, Slate 44x88, oak pedestal legs, leather pockets, slate bed with accessories. $500. (937)339-0460 leave message and phone number. TELEVISION, 36" Toshiba, picture in picture. Includes stand. $200. (937)778-0906

NEW DUPLEX, Botkins. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car, gas heat, central air, W/D room, appliances, well insulated, no pets. $750 month, (937)394-7144.

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ADULT MOVIES, still in factory seal, great selection, $4 each. Call (567)356-0272. CHRISTMAS TREE 7 foot (GE Monroe) lighted with 550 multi colored lights. Dimensions 45"X15"X12" $25. (937)498-9822

PIT BULLS. 3 blue nose Pit puppies. 2 grey females. 1 fawn (light tan male), blue eyes, 9 weeks old. UKC registered parents, shots, $500 OBO. (661)492-6625

CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019

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2000 CHEVY S10 Extreme. Black, 130k miles. Fair condition. $3000 OBO. (937)538-0714

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

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112K miles, tow package, power windows, power locks, air, CD player, bed liner. $9600. (937)498-4237


MINIATURE PINSCHER puppies, vet checked, first shots, tails docked, dew claws removed, ready for Christmas. $200 each. (937)418-6575

LEGAL NOTICE The Turtle Creek Township Board of Trustees will hold their year-end meeting on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 7:30 PM and their yearly re-organizational meeting on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 7:15 PM at the township house. The public is invited to attend. Due to a conflict in scheduling, the regular January monthly meeting will be held on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 7:30 PM Karen Pleiman, Fiscal Officer Turtle Creek Township Dec. 1

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

GREAT condition. 80,000 miles- mostly highway, recently detailed inside and out. Non-smoker and no accidents. All scheduled maintenance performed, $12,500. Call (937)773-2694 ask for Jennie



2-3 BEDROOM, $420 monthly, $400 deposit, metro accepted. 527 St. Marys Avenue, (937)492-8413, leave message. 3 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, garage, central air, new appliances, 12X20 building. No pets. 1527 Cedarbrook, Sidney. $725 monthly plus deposit. (937)658-1329 3 BEDROOM house. Stove, refrigerator, washer/ dryer, dishwasher. Garage. 1121 Colonial. $600 month, no pets. (937)726-0273 314 THOMPSON, 2 Story family size home, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, basement. Gas heat, CA, appliances furnished. $525 month. (937)441-1220 PIQUA, 2935 Delaware Circle, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, all appliances, No pets, $880 monthly, 1 year lease, (937)778-0524

All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the federal fair housing act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.


NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids will be received by the Superintendent of the Anna Local Schools, 1 McRill Way, P.O. Box 169, Anna, OH 453020169, until twelve o’clock noon on Monday, December 12, 2011 for furnishing one school bus chassis and one school bus body as listed and described in these specifications for the Transportation Department. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond of 100% of the bid or by a certified check in an amount not less than 10% of the bid payable to the Treasurer of the Anna Local Schools. PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES DISCLOSURE: Successful bidder shall file an Affidavit of Contract or Supplies on Non-Delinquency of Personal Property Taxes as required under Ohio Revised Code 5719.042. Dec. 1 2240261

OHIO SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION COMMISSION ELECTION LEGAL NOTICE The Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Commission will cause an election of Supervisors of the Shelby Soil and Water Conservation District to be held in accordance with Chapter 1515 of the Ohio Revised Code. Residents or landowners, firms, and corporations that own land or occupy land in Shelby County and are 18 years of age and older may vote for Supervisor. A non-resident landowner, firm, or corporation must provide an affidavit of eligibility, which includes designation of a voting representative, prior to casting a ballot. There are three ways an eligible voter can cast a ballot: (1) at the annual meeting, which will take place December 6, 2011 at 6:30; (2) at the SWCD office until 4:30 p.m. on December 6, 2011 or (3) vote absentee by requesting the proper absentee request forms from the SWCD office at the following address: Shelby SWCD 822 Fair Rd. Sidney, Ohio 45365 One (1) Supervisor will be elected. Nominees are: 1. Judy Frilling 2. Fred Wells Dec. 1 2240047

COUNTY : SHELBY LEGAL NOTICE The following applications and/or verified complaints were received, and the following draft, proposed and final actions were issued, by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) last week. The complete public notice including additional instructions for submitting comments, requesting information or a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-644-2129 email: FINAL ISSUANCE OF PERMIT-TO-INSTALL AND OPERATE SPRING CREEK CORP - HARDIN 4723 HARDIN-WAPAK ROAD SIDNEY OH ACTION DATE : 11/22/2011 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : P0109063 PTIO Renewal permits for Ready Mix concrete plant APPLICATION RECEIVED FOR AIR PERMIT SPRING CREEK CORP - HARDIN 4723 HARDIN-WAPAK ROAD SIDNEY OH ACTION DATE : 11/14/2011 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : A0043220 Facility requested General permits Dec. 1 2239354



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