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Not a happy visit Xylon Keller, 7 months, of Sidney, was not thrilled to sit on Santa's lap at the Ross Historical Center's Christmas of Yesteryear open house Saturday. Besides meeting Santa kids could make a number of Christmas crafts and see a model train set. Xylon is the son of Ciera Keller and Kenny Lucas.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have to stop using “political math” and say how much they are willing to raise tax rates on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans and then specify the spending cuts they want, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said in an interview that aired Sunday. Just four weeks from the proverbial “fiscal cliff,” House Speaker John Boehner countered that Republicans have a plan for providing as much as $800 billion in new government revenue over the next decade and would consider the elimination of tax deductions on high-income earners. But when pressed on “Fox News Sunday” for precise details, the Ohio Republican declined to say. There are “a lot of options in terms of how to get there,” Boehner said. Both Boehner’s and Geithner’s latest remarks indicate it could be some time before serious negotiations begin be-

tween the White House and Republicans on how to avert economic calamity expected in less than a month when President George W. Bush-era tax cuts expire and automatic, across-the-board spending cuts kick in. Last week, the White House delivered to Capitol Hill its opening plan: $1.6 trillion in higher taxes over a decade, hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending, a possible extension of the temporary Social Security payroll tax cut and enhancing the president’s power to raise the national debt limit. In exchange, the president would back $600 billion in spending cuts, including $350 billion from Medicare and other health programs. But he also wants $200 billion in new spending for jobless benefits, public works projects and aid for struggling homeowners. His proposal for raising the ceiling on government borrowing would make it virtually impossible for Congress to block him. Republicans said they reSee MOVE/Page 3

Maurer honored for service to agriculture COLUMBUS — Three outstanding leaders in Ohio agriculture were honored with Distinguished Service Awards presented by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF). The honorees are conservation activist Maurer Dave Brandt, youth leader Bill Diley and public servant Steve Maurer. The awards recognize lifetime contributions to Ohio’s agricultural community and to Ohio Farm Bureau. The awards were presented during the 94th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau Nov. 28– 30 in Columbus. Candidates for Ohio Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service Awards are nominated by Farm Bureau volunteers,

county organizations and state leaders. Maurer is a longtime public servant associated with Ohio’s agricultural community. He grew up in rural Shelby County and is a graduate of Ohio State University. He served in the Ohio Senate, including as chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and Economic Development. One of his legislative accomplishments created the state’s Agricultural Linked Deposits program. He is a past director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and also served as the agency’s assistant director. He twice served as executive director of the Ohio Farm Service Agency, first under Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy, and now under Secretary Tom Vilsack. He also was chief of the division of natural areas at the Ohio Department See MAURER/Page 9

22 days till Christmas Happy children hold hands in front of a Christmas tree in this holiday drawing by Noah Schwepe, 11, a fifth grader at Sidney Middle School. Noah is the son of Vickie and Rusty Schwepe of Sidney. His art teacher is Mr. Voress. There are now 22 days before Christmas.

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Sheriff’s log SUNDAY -1:24 p.m.: accident with injuries. Sheriff’s deputies responded, along with Fort Loramie Rescue and Fort Loramie Fire personnel, to a report of a vehicle into a tree with two possible victims. -11:35 a.m.: vandalism. A deputy responded to a report of a person driving around in a wheat field on Suber Road. -10:42 a.m.: property damage accident. A deputy responded to 3312 Thompson Schiff Road for a vehicle that backed into another vehicle. -9:59 a.m.: accident with injuries. Sheriff’s deputies responded, along with Anna Rescue and Fire personnel, Sidney medics, and Perry Port Salem Rescue, for a crash with injuries involving two vehicles with a total of five occupants at the intersection of County Road 25A and Meranda Road. There were at least two reported injured. SATURDAY -4:35 p.m.: burglary. A deputy responded to a report that a person had broken into a shed and removed several items during the past two weeks at 5604 HardinWapakoneta Road. -2:10 p.m.: theft. A deputy responded to a report of a stolen rent check at 15775 Lochard Road. -11:56 a.m.: property damage accident. A deputy took a report of a vehicle damaged by a

piece of metal thrown by a semi in the 10000 block of Russell Road. -10:16 a.m.: traffic hazard. Deputies responded to a report of a broken picture window in the roadway in the 10000 block of SidneyFreyburg Road. -8:37 a.m.: property damage accident. A deputy took a report of a vehicle backing into another at 5296 State Route 29. FRIDAY -6:26 p.m.: vandalism. A deputy took a report of a tree pushed over at 3980 Hardin-Wapakoneta Road.

Village log SATURDAY -7:30 p.m.: burglary. Jackson Center Police took a report of a front door kicked in at 300 Clay St., Unit 21.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “Twilight” finale and “Skyfall” continued to dominate the box office on a typically slow postThanksgiving weekend that brought big business for holdover films but a poor start for Brad Pitt’s new crime story. Sunday studio estimates put “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” out front for the third-straight weekend with $17.4 million domestically. That raised the domestic total to $254.6 million for the vampire tale released by Lionsgate banner Summit Entertainment. The

SATURDAY -6:14 p.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to a medical call on Elm Street. -2:22 p.m.: medical. Perry-Port-Salem Rescue responded to a medical call on Allen Street in Quincy. -1:21 p.m.: illegal burn. Botkins Fire responded to an illegal burn at 14275 State Route 119. FRIDAY -4:19 p.m.: fire. Port Jefferson Fire, along with a Sheriff ’s deputy, responded to a report of a controlled burn with smoke crossing the roadway and causing a hazard.

movie added $48.4 million overseas for an international haul of $447.8 million and a worldwide sum of $702.4 million, approaching the franchise record of $710 million for last year’s “Breaking Dawn — Part 2.” Sony’s James Bond adventure “Skyfall” was a fraction behind with $17 million domestically, raising revenue to $246 million after four weekends. “Skyfall” also brought in $34 million overseas to put its international take at $623 million and the worldwide total at $869 million, the best cash haul ever for a Bond flick.


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BOTKINS — Joseph “Joe” M. Greve, 43, of Botkins died at 10:32 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Lima on May 4, 1969, to Joseph B. and Theresa D. (Schaub) Greve. He was preceded in death by his father and his mother survives in New Knoxville. On April 29, 1994, he Connie married Barhorst, and she survives in Botkins. Survivors also include four children, Colleen, Phillip, Janell and Jill Greve, all at home; six brothers and six sisters, David (Teri) Greve, Dean Greve, Gene (Kathy) Greve, James (Karen) Greve, Pat Greve, Bob Greve, Sheila (Jeff) Wells, Marcia (Kent) VanFossen, Anne (Kent) Winegardner, Evelyn (Steve) Jurosic, Kate (Tom) Naseman and Janet (Glen) Foutz; six brothers-in-law and eight sisters-in-law, Keith (Karen) Barhorst, Jim (Jacqui) Barhorst, Ron Barhorst, Bob (Tammy) Barhorst, Steve (Mary) Barhorst, Mike Barhorst, Lori Barhorst (Ryan McAleer), Cathy (Louie) Bruns, Julie (Brad) Schulze, Linda (Doug) Stienecker, Carol (Steve) Dircksen, Donna (Dave) Sprague, Mary (Lynn) Fell and Joann (Dave) Myers; parentsin-law Tom and Bernice

Barhorst; and 73 nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, George Greve. Joe was a graduate of 1987 Botkins High School. He had worked at Crown in New Bremen for more than 20 years. He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Rhine. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially cooking. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and his family. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Botkins. The Rev. Patrick Sloneker will be officiating. Burial will follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Botkins. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 615 N. Dixie Highway, Wapakoneta. In lieu of flowers mecontributions morial may be made to the family. Condolences may expressed at

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sponded in closed-door meetings with laughter and disbelief. “I was just flabbergasted,” Boehner said. “I looked at him (Geithner) and I said, ‘You can’t be serious.’” Boehner described negotiations as going “nowhere, period,” and said “there’s clearly a chance” the nation will go over the cliff. Geithner, the administration’s point man for negotiations, was slightly more optimistic while saying the ball was in Boehner’s court. But the treasury secretary also said he didn’t expect a counteroffer right away, as Republicans work to sort out tensions within the party in the wake of bruising national elections that left Democrats in charge of the White House and the Senate. Boehner acknowledged in his interview, aired Sunday, that he wasn’t happy with public remarks by Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, who said he was ready to go along with Obama’s plan to renew expiring income tax cuts for the majority of Americans and negotiate the rates on top earners later. “They’re trying to figure out where they go next,” Geithner said of Republicans, “and we might need to give them a little time to figure out where they go next.” He called the backand-forth “normal political theater,” saying all that’s blocking a timely deal is the GOP’s reluctance to accept higher tax rates on the wealthy. “It’s welcome that they’re recognizing that revenues are going to have to go up. But they haven’t told us anything about how far rates should go up … (and) who should pay higher taxes,” Geithner said. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she will try to force a vote on the Senate-passed bill favored by Democrats to avert a fiscal cliff. But she was unlikely to line up enough Republicans to succeed.

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PICKERINGTON — Jean Norma Painter, 77, formerly of Bellefontaine passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 30, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care in Pickerington. She was born in Richwood on April 16, 1935, to the late Curtis and Irene Columber Gibson. Norma Jean married Eugene “Buster” Daum on Oct. 25, 1955, and he preceded her in death in 1975. She later married Sherman Painter on May 16, 1980, and he preceded her in death in 1996. She was also preceded in death by two brothers Giles and Larry Gibson, and four sisters Ruth Hinton, Christine Shrout, Carol Lee Hart and Lois Ann Plikerd. Norma Jean is survived by her three sons Rodney Daum, of Bellefontaine, Randy Daum, of Sidney and Terry (Sandy) Daum, of

Florida; a daughter Twila (Mark) Aldo, of Reynoldsburg; 10 grandchildren, several great-granda children; brother Clifford (Starling) Gibson, of Richwood; a sister Starling Andrews, of Marion; and numerous nieces and nephews. Norma Jean worked as a laborer at Copeland in Sidney and retired after 30 years of employment. She enjoyed puzzles, bingo and playing cards. Funeral services will be held at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Brad Angus officiating. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed at

‘Greens of Christmas’ planned for Thursday ST. MARYS — The Auglaize County Historical Society and Heritage Trails Park District invite local residents to catch the Christmas spirit by attending “The Greens of Christmas,” presented at 7 p.m., on Thursday, at the St. Marys Community Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. “The Greens of Christmas” is presented by retired naturalist Rita Thelen, who recently entertained Auglaize County audiences with her portrayal of an early 19th century healer. “Rita is a fascinating presenter, and we’re sure

that everyone will enjoy discovering the history behind the season’s familiar sights and symbols,.” said Historical Society Administrator Rachel Barber From Tannenbaum to mistletoe, audience members will learn the meaning behind the tradition of decorating our homes with holiday greens. And we'll sample some seasonal refreshments as well. The St. Marys Community Public Library is located at 140 S. Chestnut St. For more information about this program or other Auglaize County efforts, call (419) 7389328.

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Letterman, Hoffman, Zeppelin honored BY BRETT ZONGKER The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman’s “stupid human tricks” and Top 10 lists are being vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim as the late-night comedian receives this year’s Kennedy Center Honors with rock band Led Zeppelin and three other artists. Stars from New York, Hollywood and the music world joined President Barack Obama at the White House on Sunday night to salute the comedian, the band, and their fellow recipients: Actor Dustin Hoffman, Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy and ballerina Natalia Makarova. The honors are the nation’s highest award for those who influenced American culture through the arts. The recipients will be saluted by fellow performers in a show to be broadcast Dec. 26 on CBS. Obama elicited laughs from his guests when he described the honorees as “some extraordinary people who have no business being on the same stage together.” Noting that Guy made his first guitar strings using the wire from a window screen, he quipped, “That worked until his parents started wondering how all the mosquitoes were getting in.” The president thanked the members of Led Zeppelin for behaving themselves at the White House given their history of “hotel rooms trashed and mayhem all around.” “It’s fitting that we’re doing this in a room with windows that are about three inches thick and Secret Service all around,” he said to laughter from the diverse group of artists. Obama went on to note Letterman’s humble beginnings as an Indianapolis weatherman, who once reported the city was being pelted by hail ‘the size of canned hams.’” “It’s one of the highlights of his career,” he said. All kidding aside, Obama described all of the honorees as artists who “inspired us to see things in a new way, to hear things differently, to discover something within us or to appreciate how much beauty there is in the world.”

Officials lobby for flood control study FINDLAY (AP) — Five years after a major flood swamped northwest Ohio, officials again are pushing for the completion of a flood control study of the Blanchard River area. A six-member regional delegation including the mayors of Findlay and Ottawa traveled to Washington last week to plead for the money needed to complete the study and seek congressional support. The flood control study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is intended to find potential flood-reduction alternatives for the river, which has had five major floods since 2007 that have caused millions of dollars in damage in Findlay and Ottawa. The worst damage came in August 2007 when flooding caused more than $100 million in damage in Findlay and an estimated $12 million in damage in Ottawa. The corps’ timeline to finish its final recommendations report for flood control is 2014, but the regional team is pushing to have those recommendations by the end of 2013. The group also is stressing the importance of the federal government’s $1.7 million share of the funding needed to complete the study, The (Findlay) Courtier reported. Former Hancock County Engineer Steve Wilson, a member of the delegation, said the corps will run out of funding for the study in

April and the group needed to show federal officials that “this project is still important to us.” Regional leaders also are hoping to get permission to start early on reconstruction of a in Putnam bridge County. Engineers have shown that the bridge’s low height causes Blanchard River backup that contributes to flooding in Ottawa. There is some concern that the federal budget crisis and East Coast cleanup from Hurricane Sandy could hamper flood-control funding efforts. Local leaders also have said that they believe lobbying trips to Washington are essential to keep the northwest Ohio project in front of congressional officials at a time when many people are trying to gain federal favor for their projects. A new Water Resources Development Act bill now in committee has also lent more urgency to the regional officials’ efforts, the newspaper reported. The bill would give authorization to corps-endorsed flood projects, and regional officials want the northwest Ohio study to be on that list. Sen. Rob Portman, ROhio, who met with the delegation this past week, said he thinks the region has “a good chance” of getting the federal money that is needed for the flood study and said he would work with colleagues in Congress to “push hard to get that study completed.”

Berning performs in holiday concert ANNA — Jenise Berning, a sophomore occupational therapy major, performed in The University of Findlay’s Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble concert, “Santa’s Journey,” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Van Buren High School auditorium.

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Pill mill owners face years in prison COLUMBUS (AP) — Pill mill owner Nancy Sadler had so little regard for the law that she boosted painkiller sales when she needed a new car, gambled away clinic profits at casinos and burned clinic records when a search warrant was imminent, the government alleges. Sadler’s husband, Lester, who co-owned the clinic, enforced a rule that the clinic see at least 40 cash-only patients a day, got his elderly father involved in a prescription forging scheme and joined his wife in burning records, according to the government. Both face long prison terms when they appear this week before federal judge Sandra Beckwith in Cincinnati. Investigators say Ohio Medical and Pain Management in Waverly sold illegal painkiller prescriptions in and around southern Ohio, the epicenter of a drug addiction crisis. Drug overdose deaths have surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio and several other states. More than a year after the Sadlers were indicted in 2010, prosecutors alleged in a new filing that the couple was running a second clinic in Columbus and using profits they hid from the government to take extensive gambling and shopping trips. One patient died of an overdose days after obtaining pills from the Columbus clinic, according to the government. Beckwith then tightened the couple’s bond requirements and banned them from visiting casinos. Clinic employees had strict orders to set up enough appointments to fill 30 to 40 prescriptions of powerful painkillers a day at $125 a visit, a 2010 indictment alleged. Workers who met the quota would receive a week’s pay for three or four days’ work, according to the government. Those who slipped up got less, the 2010 indictment says. Some customers traveled more than 200 miles round trip for treatment, the government said. The indictment also alleges clinic operators and employees used the federal prescription-writing certificate issued to the clinic’s physician, Dr. Brenda Banks, to order more than 200,000 painkillers, mainly hydrocodone. The Sadlers would then keep the pills for themselves or resale to local drug dealers, the indictment said. In April, Banks, who is no longer licensed to practice medicine in Ohio, pleaded guilty to one count of acquiring or possessing a controlled substance by deception. She is scheduled for sentencing Wednesday.

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Part-time professors teaching more at colleges AKRON (AP) — When Rob Balla left advertising to teach college, he thought it would take two or three years to land a full-time job. Nine years later, he’s still stringing together part-time jobs, even though he has two bachelor’s and two master’s degrees and teaches beginning writing courses — the bread and butter of many freshman schedules. “I have a conversation with my family every single semester about how long I can stay with this,” he said. “I don’t know how much longer I can last.” Balla, 41, is among the hundreds of “road scholars” who teach part time at colleges nationwide. Their ranks have swelled so much since the 1970s that today they account for about 700,000 of the 1.8 million faculty at two- and four-year institutions nationwide, according to the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA. At the University of Akron, almost six out of 10 instructors work part time, the highest ratio of part- to full-timers in the state, according to figures the public universities supplied. Not only is the number of part-timers high, so is the number of course sections they teach. In fall 2011, part-timers (2,720) taught more sections of undergraduate courses

than did full-time faculty (2,591). In other words, an undergraduate had about a 50/50 chance of getting a part-time instructor. The heavy reliance on part-timers has cost Akron: It was denied a Phi Beta Kappa chapter about three years ago for that reason. The honor society, America’s oldest and arguably most prestigious, has chapters in six tax-supported universities in Ohio, including Kent State and Ohio State. The issue of part-time faculty is a sensitive one for Akron Provost Mike Sherman, who oversees university academics. He points out that Akron alone among Ohio universities has a twoyear college of its own, and two-year colleges typically hire greater numbers of part-timers than four-year schools. Those distinctive staffing needs can’t be discounted, and they skew Akron’s part-time staffing to the high side, he said. And the high number

of part-timers is not necessarily a bad thing, Sherman said. “They teach at the same level of quality as full-time faculty,” he said. “They bring their own experiences from their own jobs — real-world experiences.” There is no correct “formula” on how many part-timers is appropriate, he said. At Youngstown State, where part-timers represent 57 percent of the teaching staff, Provost Ikram Khawaja sounds a similar theme. Part-time faculty allow Youngstown State “to offer classes over a wider range of times and days to meet the scheduling needs of our students,” he said. Youngstown State’s 573 part-time faculty represent 286 staffers on a full-time, normalized basis. In other words, their numbers are not as great as it might appear, he said. Statewide, the percentage of part- to fulltime faculty ranges from

a low of 24 percent at Miami University to the high of 59 percent at Akron, according to numbers the universities supplied. There is another reason to hire “contingent” (part-time) faculty: They’re much cheaper than full-time faculty with tenure or who are on the tenure track. Part-time faculty typically make about $3,000 per course, or $18,000 for three courses in two semesters. In contrast, tenured faculty make $60,000 to $100,000 or more over two semesters. Part of the difference in the salaries is due to differing responsibilities. Tenured faculty conduct research; contingent faculty do not. There are other differences, as well. Part-time faculty have no promise of employment from term to term and by law can’t organize. At Akron, they must pay 100 percent of their health-care premium, while full-timers pay about 15 percent.

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Hospital shows how to make toys for disabled wald, told The Columbus Dispatch. The hospital’s biomedical-engineering staff and occupational and speech therapists showed the families how to adjust the toys. Parents can use the modified toys to help their children develop skills they’ll need as they get older, therapists said. “If they start young, and if they start with toys, they will be capable of moving on to more-advanced technology,” said Angela Meyer, an occupational therapist at the hospital. A Chicago organization that helps families with disabled children and works with manufacturers to adapt toys says one in five children has a disability or special need. “I think all children’s hospitals should be doing this,” said Macy Kaiser, director of the National Lekotek Center. The center hosts play sessions for families that

include toys that focus on cognitive, sensory, communicative and other skills. Families can borrow toys too. “Of course, the child wants the cool toy that every other child gets,” said Ahren Hoffman, the center’s manager of industry relations and partnerships. Julie Shrider, who attended the hospital’s program in Columbus, said it’s tough to find toys for her 3-year-old son and that she often has to put his hands on a toy so he can play with it. “He doesn’t play with what a typical 3-year-old plays with,” she said as her husband took apart a truck and adjusted it. ——— Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, m

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Toys with small switches and buttons can be a challenge for a lot of children and impossible to operate for many with disabilities. So far the past two years, the staff at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has worked with families to teach them how to modify toys so that they can be used by all children. They showed about 25 families on Saturday how to take apart a Talking Elmo, a dump truck that moves, and a drum. They also demonstrated how to add a wire so that buttons of varying sizes can be attached by a cord, allowing children to play without holding the toy. A big button added to a bubble making toy will allow 9-year-old Emma Buchwald to use it by herself. She has cerebral palsy and would need help otherwise. “I think it will be rewarding for her,” her mother, Heather Buch-

NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday, Dec. 3, the 338th day of 2012. There are 28 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 3, 1992, the first telephone text message was sent by British engineer Neil Papworth, who transmitted the greeting “Merry Christmas” from his work computer in Newbury, Berkshire, to Vodafone executive Richard Jarvis’ mobile phone. (Neil Papworth’s website: On this date: ■ In 1810, British forces captured Mauritius from the French, who had renamed the island nation off southeast Africa “Ile de France.” ■ In 1818, Illinois was admitted as the 21st state. ■ In 1828, Andrew Jackson was elected president of the United States by the Electoral College. ■ In 1833, Oberlin College in Ohio — the first truly coeducational school of higher learning in the United States — began holding classes. ■ In 1925, George Gershwin’s Concerto in F had its world premiere at New York’s Carnegie Hall, with Gershwin at the piano. ■ In 1947, the Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire” opened on Broadway. ■ In 1960, the Lerner and Loewe musical “Camelot” opened on Broadway. ■ In 1967, surgeons in Cape Town, South Africa led by Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky, who lived 18 days with the new heart. The 20th Century Limited, the famed luxury train, completed its final run from New York to Chicago. ■ In 1979, 11 people were killed in a crush of fans at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum, where the British rock group The Who was performing. ■ In 1984, thousands of people died after a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary in Bhopal, India. ■ In 1991, radicals in Lebanon released American hostage Alann (cq) Steen, who’d been held captive nearly five years. ■ In 1992, the Greek tanker Aegean Sea spilled more than 21 million gallons of crude oil when it ran aground off northwestern Spain.


Bambi wins horse race WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Spectators who came to watch horses at a western Pennsylvania racetrack got a surprise this week when three deer got onto the course first and beat the horses to racing. According to KDKA-TV, a race was about to begin Wednesday night at the Meadows Racetrack in Washington County when the deer jumped onto the track. Race announcer Roger Huston didn’t miss a beat. He began calling the race as it unfolded, saying things like: “As they race down the track, Bambi has the lead. Here comes Rudolph from the outside.” The deer ran fast but kept changing directions. At one point, they appeared headed to the paddock, where the horses were being held. Several minutes into the show, the deer decided to leave the track to the horses. Huston says Bambi won the race.

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Court joins judicial strike CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s highest court joined a judicial rebellion against President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday by declaring an open-ended strike on the day it was supposed to rule on the legitimacy of two key assemblies controlled by allies of the Islamist leader. The strike by the Supreme Constitutional Court and opposition plans to march on the presidential palace on Tuesday take the country’s latest political crisis to a level not seen in the nearly two years of turmoil since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in a popular uprising.

Judges from the country’s highest appeals court and its sister lower court were already on an indefinite strike, joining colleagues from other tribunals who suspended work last week to protest what they saw as Morsi’s assault on the judiciary. The last time Egypt had an all-out strike by the judiciary was in 1919, when judges joined an uprising against British colonial rule. The standoff began when Morsi issued decrees on Nov. 22 giving him near-absolute powers that granted himself and the Islamist-dominated

assembly drafting the new constitution immunity from the courts. The constitutional panel then raced in a marathon session last week to vote on the charter’s 236 clauses without the participation of liberal and Christian members. The hearing prefast-track empted a decision from the Supreme Constitutional Court that was widely expected to dissolve the constituent assembly. The judges on Sunday postponed their ruling on that case just before they went on strike. Without a functioning jus-

tice system, Egypt will be plunged even deeper into turmoil. It has already seen a dramatic surge in crime after the uprising, while state authority is being challenged in many aspects of life and the courts are burdened by a massive backlog of cases. “The country cannot function for long like this, something has to give,” said Negad Borai, a private law firm director and a rights activist. ‘We are in a country without courts of law and a president with all the powers in his hands. This is a clear-cut dictatorial climate,” he said.

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AFGHAN SECURITY forces block the road where Taliban suicide bombers attacked a joint U.S.- Afghan air base in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday. The suicide bombers attacked early Sunday, detonating explosives at the gate and sparking a gunbattle that lasted at least two hours with American helicopters firing down at militants before the attackers were defeated.

U.S.-Afghan base attacked KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers assaulted a joint U.S.-Afghan air base in eastern Afghanistan early Sunday, detonating explosives at the gate and sparking a gunbattle that lasted at least two hours with American helicopters firing down at militants before the attackers were defeated. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the attackers detonated a car bomb at the entrance of Jalalabad air base before storming it. A spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, confirmed that car bombs were used at the gate but said none of the militants were able to enter. The NATO military coalition also described it as a failed attack. “We can confirm insurgents, including multiple suicide bombers, attacked Jalalabad Airfield this morning. None of the attackers succeeded in breaching the perimeter,” Lt. Col. Hagen Messer, a spokesman for the international military coalition, said in an email. He said that the fighting had ended by midmorn-

ing and that reports showed one member of the Afghan security forces was killed. Several foreign troops were wounded, but Messer did not give any numbers or details. “The final assessment of what happened this morning is not yet complete, but initial reports indicate there were three suicide bombers,” Messer said. Provincial police said there were at least four attackers in two vehicles. The first vehicle, a four-wheel-drive car, blew up at the gate of the base, said Hazrat Hussain Mashreqiwal, a spokesman for the provincial police chief. Guards started shooting at the second vehicle he added, before it too exploded. It was unclear if the explosives were detonated by the attackers themselves or by shooting from the guards, he said. There were no reports of civilian casualties, Mashreqiwal said. He said he did not have information on Afghan casualties because any killed or wounded were being dealt with inside the base.

Counselor: Manning’s history showed self-harm risk FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An Army private charged with sending U.S secrets to the website WikiLeaks had a history of suicidal thoughts and aloof behavior that outweighed a psychiatrist’s opinion that he was no risk to himself, two former counselors testified Sunday. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Jordan and Marine Master Sgt. Craig Blenis testified on the sixth day of a pretrial hearing for Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade, near Baltimore. The hearing is to determine whether Manning’s nine months in pretrial confinement at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., were so punishing that the judge should dismiss all charges. The 24-

year-old intelligence analyst is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the secret-spilling website in 2009 and 2010. The counselors, both of whom worked in the brig, sat on a board that recommended to the brig commander that Manning remain in maximum custody and on either injuryprevention or suicide-risk status — conditions that kept him confined to his cell 23 hours a day, sometimes with no clothing. Jordan said under cross-examination by defense attorney David Coombs that besides the mental-health report, he considered evidence that Manning had contemplated suicide after his arrest in Iraq in May

2010. The evidence included a noose Manning had fashioned from a bedsheet while confined in Kuwait, and a written statement he made upon arrival at Quantico in July 2010 that he was “always planning and never acting” on suicidal impulses. Jordan acknowledged Manning had been a polite, courteous and nearly trouble-free detainee at Quantico. “Wouldn’t his past six months of performance be an indicator of his potential for future behavior?” Coombs asked. But Jordan maintained that Manning’s unwillingness to converse with him and other brig staff was a warning sign he was at risk of selfharm.

Warplanes strike rebels in Damascus BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes and artillery blasted parts of the capital Damascus and its rebellious suburbs on Sunday, part of what activists described as intense fighting as rebels try to push their way into the center of President Bashar Assad’s power base. In central Syria, a car bomb killed at least 15 people, the official news agency reported. The fighting over the past few weeks in Damascus is the most serious in the capital since July, when rebels captured several neighborhoods

before a swift government counteroffensive swept them out. The Britain-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighter jets struck twice in the suburb of Daraya as regime artillery pounded other districts just south of Damascus. The Syrian air force also launched airstrikes on the northern city of Aleppo, some cities in the northern province of Idlib and the Mediterranean city of Latakia, the Observatory said. The group relies on re-

ports from activists on the ground. The Damascus suburbs have been opposition strongholds since the uprising against Assad began in March 2011. In the past weeks, the army has pressed an offensive to regain lost territory near the capital, including two air bases. The Observatory said there was also ongoing fighting in towns near the Damascus International Airport on the southern edge of the city. The towns include Aqraba, Beit Saham and Yalda.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Open your notebooks and sharpen your pencils. School for thousands of public school students is about to get quite a bit longer. Five states were to announce Monday that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013. Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee will take part in the initiative, which is intended to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level. The three-year pilot program will affect almost 20,000 students in 40 schools, with long-term hopes of expanding the program to include additional schools — especially those that serve low-income communities. Schools, working in concert with districts, parents and teachers, will decide whether to make the school day longer, add more days to the school year or both. A mix of federal, state and district funds will cover the costs of expanded learning time, with the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time & Learning also chipping in resources. In Massachusetts, the program builds on the state’s existing expanded-learning program. In Connecticut, Gov. Dannel Malloy is hailing it as a natural outgrowth of an education reform law the state passed in May that included about $100 million in new funding, much of it to help the neediest schools. Spending more time in the classroom, education officials said, will give students access to a more well-rounded curriculum that includes arts and music, individualized help for students who fall behind and opportunities to reinforce critical math and science skills. “Whether educators have more time to enrich instruction or students have more time to learn how to play an instrument and write computer code, adding meaningful in-school hours is a critical investment that better prepares children to be successful in the 21st century,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a statement. The project comes as educators across the U.S. struggle to identify the best ways to strengthen a public education system that many fear has fallen behind other nations. Student testing, teacher evaluations, charter schools and voucher programs join longer school days on the list of reforms that have been put forward with varying degrees of success. The report from the center, which advocates for extending instruction time, cites research suggesting students who spend more hours learning perform better. One such study, from Harvard economist Roland Fryer, argues that of all the factors affecting educational outcomes, two are the best predictors of success: intensive tutoring and adding at least 300 hours to


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

TROY — The Blue Star Mothers of America, chartered in 1942, are mothers who have children serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard, Reserves or who are honorably discharged veterans. The purpose of the organization is to support military families and their children while promoting patriotism. Early Blue Star Mothers volunteered in hospitals, train stations, sent care packages for overseas military members and served as an integral part of homeland secuTuesday Morning rity • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in The Blue Star MothMinster offers storytime for children 3-5 from ers Chapter, Spirit of 10:30 to 11 a.m. Chapter, Freedom Tuesday Afternoon serves Miami and • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Shelby counties and Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) meets at 6 p.m. in the second floor board room of the Public Service Building on the OSU/Rhodes campus, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima. For more information, call (419) 581-6065, email • Asthma Awareness educational classes will be held at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is not required and the class is free. For more information, call Stacy Hilgefort at (419) 394-3335, ext. 2004. • Minster Veterans of Foreign Wars meets for lunch at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on South Cleveland Street, Minster. A meeting will follow the meal. • New Bremen Public Library hosts story time at 6:30 p.m. Registration required. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomeroy Ave. • Pleaides Chapter 298 Order of the Eastern Star meets at the Masonic Temple at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street at 7:30 p.m. • The Miami-Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St. at Caldwell Street. All men interested in singing are welcome and visitors are always welcome. For more information, call (937) 778-1586 or visit • The Al-Anon Sidney Group, for friends and relatives of alcoholics, meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North Street and Miami Avenue. All are welcome.

Wednesday Morning • The Downtown Business Association meets at 8 a.m. at TWT Shirts, 115 E. North St. • The Sidney Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Moose Lodge. Lunch is held until noon, followed by a club meeting and program.

Wednesday Afternoon • Jackson Center Senior Citizens meets at 1 p.m. at the Jackson Center Family Life Center. • The Jackson Center Memorial Public Library hosts Wacky Wednesdays right after school.

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ers organization donated more than $1,800 worth of Wii system equipment to the Soaring Eagles, a rehabilitation unit, to use as physical therapy tools. The Blue Star Mothers meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Northern Miami Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross located at 1314 Barnhart Road in Troy. New members are currently being accepted. Those who have interest in joining this group of women should contact Anita at (937) 307-9219. Additional information can be gained by visiting or www.bluestarmothers.or g.

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DAR plans Christmas auction Saturday PIQUA — The PiquaLewis Boyer DAR Chapter will host its Christmas talent auction Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center in Troy. Members are to take handmade or homemade items or gifts to be auctioned. They

should also take items for the veterans, men or women. Items need to be unwrapped and have the price tags attached. School supplies are also needed. Hostesses will be Betty Knobeloch, Glenda Thompson, and Rachel Ann Minnich.

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DAYTON — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will hold its third annual Air Force Heritage and History Writing Competition, providing students the opportunity to develop positive academic and character qualities and to showcase their writing talents while vying for scholarship funds. The competition is open to public, private school or home schooled students between the ages of 13-18. Those interested in participating must notify the museum’s Education Division no later than Dec. 28 by sending an email to Final submissions must be submitted via e-mail and are due by Feb. 18. The competition will accept only the first 250 entrants. The research questions for this year’s competition are as follows: Women have been involved in the Army Air Corp/Air Force for many years. Write a brief history about the inclusion of women in this branch of military. You must include the names and roles of four key female figures involved in Air Force history. Why is the inclusion of women significant to the contributions of the U.S. Air Force? How has the involvement of women helped to transform the Air Forces’ inclusiveness as a whole? Use research evidence to support your argument. A complete list of competition guidelines is available on the museum’s website at mil/shared/media/document/AFD-101115043.pdf. Scholarship award money is provided by the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the first place winner, $1,000 to the second place winner and $500 to the third place winner. Last year’s winners were surprised as an additional $5,000 in scholarship funds were provided due to the generous support of Doolittle Raider Association. Local educators will determine the finalists, and those submissions will be sent on to national-level judges to decide on the three winners. The National Museum of the United States Air Force is along Springfield Street, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day). Admission and parking are free. For more information about the museum, visit mil. For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-4652.

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On Dec. 17, the 2012 Questions? Call OSA Agricultural Tax Issues at (888) 769-6446. and Form Preparation Agenda and registraWorkshop teleconference tion: http://associationwill be available for tax preparers. Phil OY/pt/sp/farmHarris from the erssymposium. University of Annie’s Wisconsin will Project is depresent on the signed to emspecial issues of p o w e r farm tax refarmwomen to turns. The promanage infor$125 gram’s mation used in registration fee critical deciAg includes an sion-making agricultural isprocesses and update sues manual, to build local Deborah lunch, refreshnetworks ments, and Reinhart Brown throughout the eight hours of continuing state. The target audieducation credit. Locally, ence is farmwomen with the workshop will be of- a passion for business fered in Auglaize, Cham- and involvement. paign and Darke I participated in counties. Annie’s Project when it Pesticide Recertifica- was offered in Auglaize tion Meetings will be County a number of held in each county after years ago. We had young the first of the year. West farm wives, older farm Ohio Agronomy Day will wives, widows who were be Jan. 14 in Fort Lo- suddenly in charge of ramie and offer recertifi- the farm, and farm cation credits as well as wives/mothers who continuing education came with their new credits for CCAs. As be- (and not-so-new) daughfore, there will be an all- ters-in-law. We were a day session as well as an diverse group, but we evening session. PAT had one common thread: credits will include We all were involved in CORE, 1, 2 and 6. Watch some level of farming for more information. and we wanted to know Grain farmers more about the managethroughout the state will ment side of the busihave the opportunity to ness. hear about the latest This women’s empowagricultural issues im- erment program will be pacting their operations offered in Shelby County during the fourth annual this next winter, six sesOhio Grain Farmers sions beginning in late Symposium on Dec. 13 at January through early the Roberts Centre and March. We’ll be focusing Holiday Inn, 123 Gano on Risk Management Road, Wilmington. risk, (production Registration is $35 for price/market risk, finanmembers of the Ohio cial risk, institutional Corn & Wheat Growers and legal risk estate/sucAssociation (OCWGA) cession planning, human and/or the Ohio Soybean and personal risk comAssociation (OSA), and munications). Classes $45 for non-members. will be Monday Onsite registration opens evenings, Jan. 28 at 7:30 a.m. and the early through March 18 (with bird marketing report a couple “skips”). Cost of will begin at 9 a.m. Top- the program is $95 per ics discussed during the person which includes a general session will in- light supper. clude a legislative upLet me know if you’re date, overview of the i n t e r e s t e d : current Renewable Fuels or Standard and a presen- 498-7239. tation from a nationally known climatologist reThe writer is the Ohio garding past, present and State University Extenfuture weather trends. sion Educator, AgriculAttendees will also have ture and Natural the opportunity to choose Resources for Shelby from a variety of break- County, Top of Ohio out sessions. EERA

ANNA — The Anna FFA Chapter members have been very busy so far this year with their activities they have participated in. The chapter attended the 86th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., from Oct. 24 to Oct. 27. On Oct. 24, Craig Berning competed in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking contest, and placed in the top 10 in the nation. The Extemporaneous speaking contest requires FFA members to prepare a speech on an agricultural topic in 30 minutes then recite the speech from memorization. On Oct. 25, Elizabeth Wells, and Shawnie Rump received the Three Star National Chapter award on behalf of the Anna FFA Chapter. This is the highest rating a chapter can receive on the national level. The award is given to chapters for developing and conducting activities in which members can excel in student, chapter, and community development. On Oct. 27, Lance Gephart, Keith Elsass, Jill Berning, Lindsey Koppin and Phillip Wells received their American Degrees. This is the highest degree an FFA member can receive. These students were given this award after years of hard work on their SAE’s, or Supervised Agriculture Experiences. Congratulations to Craig Berning, all the American Degree recipients, and Anna FFA for another great year. On Sept. 14, the Anna FFA purchased 50 broilers, or meat chickens, from Coopers in Fort Recovery. The chicks were used in the sophomore Animal Science class. For the first week the chicks were fed broiler chick starter. Then the students separated the chicks into sections for a 25 day feed trial comparing layer, gamebird starter, and duck and goose feeds. The fast grow broiler feed was used as a control. Students evaluated which feed had the best results as far as rate of gain and


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MEMBERS OF the Anna FFA set up pens for the chickens they purchased for the sophomore Animal Science class. overall quality of health based on the feeds fed. It was found that the chickens on layer feed had the least amount of weight gain and the most health concerns. The duck and goose feed were the next least successful followed by game bird as the best feed as far as rate of gain. A concern with the game bird feed was that the chickens gained weight too fast, causing some problems with their legs and feet, which led to the agreement that fast grow feed was the best suited feed for the chickens. All of the feed was donated by Hubbard Feeds which was greatly appreciated and also

mals must also be dehorned and males must have been properly castrated well before weighin. For details on registering market cattle with the OSU Extension office by the Jan. 2 deadline or to learn more about the

Shelby County Junior Fair market cattle weighin, show, or sale, visit the Extension website at, contact a local FFA or 4-H adviser, or contact Laura Norris, Extension educator, 4-H youth development, at 498-7239.


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Steer registration deadline set Youth interested in exhibiting beef steers, dairy steers or market heifers in the 2013 Shelby County Junior Fair must register their animals with the Ohio State University Extension office on or before 4 p.m. on Jan. 2. Youth must be at least 8 years old and in the third grade as of Jan. 1, 2013, and must enroll in the 2013 4-H or FFA programs by organizational deadlines. Youth not over the age 18 as of Jan. 1, 2013, may also enroll their market cattle. A youth may register a maximum of three market cattle. All registered animals must be brought to the Shelby County Fairgrounds from noon to 2 p.m. on Jan. 13 and be weighed and identified for the 2013 Shelby County Junior Fair. All market cattle must be under the care of the youth by Jan. 1 and all animals brought to the fairgrounds for weigh-in must have a halter and be halter broken. Ani-

helped to offset the cost. On Nov. 1, the Animal Science class traveled to King and Sons poultry slaughter house to watch the butchering process of the chickens. The butchered chickens were then used by the Anna High School cafeteria for school lunches on Veterans Day. More than 100 veterans were served lunch along with the student body. Once again thank you to Hubbard Feeds for donating the feed for the project and also to Tractor Supply Company for giving the chapter a 10 percent discount for all the equipment and shavings

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The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) McCullough has named the newest members of its Young Agricultural Professionals Advisory Team. They are Ron Burns, of Milford Center, Latham and Katie Farley, of Englewood, Aaron and Sarah Heilers, of Anna, and Duayne and Monica Wetherell, of Mingo Junction. As Hoying team members, they will help develop and conduct activities that provide opportunities for young people to become involved in Ohio Farm Bureau programs. Latham manages the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency in Shelby

Homecoming crowning set for Friday BOTKINS – Love of a Lifetime is the theme chosen for Botkins High School’s 2012-13 homecoming ceremonies Friday at 6:30 p.m. during the basketball game with Ridgemont’s junior varsity. The homecoming dance will be held Saturday from 8:15 to 11 p.m. at the high school. Queen candidates are Casie Bergman, daughter of Ron and Jeanie Bergman; Hannah Koch, daughter of Rob and Danna Koch; Caitlin Lane, daughter of Michael and Melissa Lane; and Claire McCullough, daughter of Jeff and Cheryl McCullough. Candidates for king include Nate Cisco, son of Mark and Sherry Cisco; Evan Dietz, son of Donna Dietz and the late Bill Dietz; Seth Hoying, son of Scott and Marjorie Hoying.; and Heath Geyer, son of Rick and Cindy Geyer. Junior attendants are Michaela Kramer, daughter of Toby Kramer; and Brock Fullenkamp, son of Steve Fullenkamp and Tracy Fullenkamp.

Malia Prout, daughter of Thomas Prout and Marie Huffman; and Seph Zimpfer, son of Luke and Lisa Zimpher, are the sophomore attendants. Freshman attendants are Taylor Doseck, daughter of Bob and Jenni Doseck; and Brandon Cotrell, son of William Cotrell and Jeanette Viers. Junior high attendants are Kayla Kohler, daughter of William and Kohler; and Kathy Bryce Swank, son of Craig and Corrie Swank. Crown bearers are Alissa Monnin, daughter of Chris and Heather Monnin; and Jack Koenig, son of Dale and Danielle Koenig. Shelby Boyd, daughter of Jon and Lori Boyd; and Alex Roberts, son of Jeff and Barb Roberts, are the student council representatives.

County and helps his father-in-law farm during planting and harvest. Katie works as a graphic designer. Latham earned a degree in biology from Mississippi State University and Katie graduated from Miami University with a degree in graphic design. They are members of the Pike County Farm Bureau. Aaron and Sarah operate a 1-acre vineyard and produce pork for friends and family. They are both Ohio State University graduates, where Aaron earned a degree in landscape horticulture and Sarah in agricultural educa-

tion. Sarah earned her master’s degree in teaching and learning from Nova Southeastern University. Aaron is a drainage technician with the Miami Soil and Water conservation District. Sarah teaches agricultural classes at Fort Loramie Schools. They are members of the Shelby County Farm Bureau. Ohio Farm Bureau’s Young Agricultural Professionals program is open to individuals and married couples between the ages of 18-35 who are interested in improving the business of agriculture, learning new ideas and developing leadership skills.

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Minster BOE hears school updates MINSTER — Minster Local Schools Board of Education members were updated on a new award for Minster Elementary students and heard updates on activities at Minster High School. Board members heard about a new tradition at Minster Elementary School in which a student will be chosen for the Wildcat Honor Spirit Stick award. The wildcat is the Minster mascot. Sixth-grade student Maureen Meiring was chosen as the first recipient of the Wildcat award. One student will be chosen each quarter for the award. It is given in recognition of a student who shows exceptional character at the school. The Wildcat spirit stick will be passed from student to student and there will be a display at the elementary school in the commons to honor all recipients of the award. first-quarter The awards assembly was held for Minster Elementary School and four students were chosen as team captains and will use the BARK theme chosen at the beginning of the school year. Those students and their areas of accomplishment, which spell out BARK with the first letter of the first word, are Craig Monnin, best effort always; Preston academic Kinnett, achievement; Averi Wolf, reach beyond and Carson Prenger, keep humbly serving. It was noted that two to three students in each homeroom received the Power Blazer Award. Board members were told that a Title I parent meeting was held and teachers gave a hands-on demonstration of the Fundations/Wilson program and discussed how parents can support their children at home with their progress. The board was told that a principal's advisory meeting was held on Nov. 7 and a discussion was held on a variety of topics including contacting new families in Minster, the statewide report card ranking, Third Grade Guarantee, parent reac-

tion to the online scheduler and work on anti-bullying ideas. The advisory committee decided to send a survey home so that students can complete it with their parents to provide the school with a baseline of how much students understand about bullying and how it affects the school. The results of the survey will be discussed at the next committee meeting. Parent-teacher conferences were held from Nov. 5 through Nov. 9 and it was noted that only two students each in second and third grades had no parent present for the conferences. A total of four email and phone conferences were held and 59 parents were present for kindergarten conferences, while 64 parents attended first grade conferences. Fifty-two second-grade parents attended the conferences and 65 thirdgrade parents attended. At-risk conferences were held in early October. Board members heard a report on the activities at Minster Junior/Senior High School and heard that there was an excellent response to parentteacher conferences in the junior and senior high grades. The board heard the names of students honored during the first Student Recognition awards held at the end of the first grading period for this year. Those students were recognized for a 3.5 GPA, no discipline referrals and less than two absences. A drawing was held and students who won were given gift cards and other privileges in honor of their work. The students recognized and their grades were Adam Knapke, Veronica Gottschalk and Rebecca Lehmkuhl, seventh grade; Isaac Dorsten, Morgan Pohl and Ben Stubbs, eighth grade; Josh Otting, Cortney Thien and Erin Cavanaugh, ninth grade; Taylor Meiring, Erica Oldiges and Danielle Monnin, 10th grade; Sydney Schmidt, Whitney Oakley and Nicole Brandewie, 11th grade and Adam Niemeyer, Eric Dahling-

haus, Andrew Knapke and Allison Jutte, 12th grade. Board members learned that Minster FFA students recently participated at the state level in Rural Land and Soil judging in Richland County. The rural team members were Andy Albers, Mark Hackemoeller, Paul Dues and Adam Dircksen. They finished in 25th place overall. The urban team included Loren Schmidt, Jon Tipton, Abbey Goubeaux and Christian Boehnlein. They placed 32nd overall. The Minster football team was recognized for its regional semi-final appearance after defeating Tri-County North in the quarterfinals before losing to Marion Local. During the treasurer's report, board members were told that total ticket sales from the football tournament were $9,541. The athletic fund profit from that amount is $3,500 for facility rental and $890.40 for pre-sale tickets. Board members were told that an audit of the school district's Medicaid program would begin in late November. Medicaid funds are received by the school district to pay for speech, occupational and physical therapy that is administered by the Educational Service Center (ESC) for special education students. It was noted that the State of Ohio requires an annual audit of Medicaidrelated services and funds for the school district based on the number of students that qualify for Medicaid. In personnel action, the board approved rescinding Polly Barga's assistant girl's track coach position at Minster Junior High School. The board approved a limited, one-year contract for Barga for Minster High School assistant girl's track coach. The board approved the following volunteer positions: Dennis Hemmelgarn to work with Minster High School girl's basketball and Fred Sommer Jr., to work with Minster Junior High School boy's basketball.

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PIQUA — During its November meeting, the Upper Valley Career Center Board of Education appropriated $39,865 to replace 85 computers in satellite classrooms and $20,976 for the purchase of new textbooks for the practical nursing program. The board also appropriated $17,115 for other books for the 11- and 17month 2013-2014 LPN classes. Superintendent Dr. Nancy Luce updated the board on the joint meeting of the career center, Piqua City Schools and Edison Community College boards. She also reminded board members of the Dec. 11 holiday dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone at 88811. The regular board meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Board president Ty Lotz appointed Dr. Robert Allen, Randy Sailor and Douglas Trostel as nominating committee members and asked for feedback on Luce’s recommendation to create a superintendent’s financial review committee. The board appointed Lee Harmon as the board’s representative to the Covington Enterprise Zone committee and approved a 60-month lease


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a fun-loving day! Give yourself a chance to kick up your heels. Enjoy sports events, movies, social diversions, playful times with children and chances to express your creative talent. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Home, family and your domestic scene are your primary areas of focus today. A discussion with a female relative (possibly your mother) will be significant. Cocoon at home if you can. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You have a strong need to enlighten others today. You’ve got news to share! Enjoy short trips and conversations with everyone, especially siblings. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your focus is on money today; nevertheless, be careful. Postpone important financial decisions until tomorrow. To be safe, postpone major purchases until tomorrow as well. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Today the Moon is in your sign, which makes you more emotional than usual. Just remember this before you overreact when dealing with others. The good news is this Moon also makes you luckier! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You are best served by working alone or working behind the scenes today. You need a little solitude to sort things out, especially regarding domestic issues at home. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A discussion with a female friend will be confidential and meaningful for you today. Share your hopes and dreams for the future, because feedback from others will help you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) It’s possible that intimate details of your private life will be rather public today. A classic example would be a domestic argument that takes place in an elevator! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Do something to rev your engine today, because you’re hungry for adventure. Go someplace you’ve never been before. Travel if possible. Talk to people from different backgrounds. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Focus on details about inheritances, shared property, taxes, insurance matters and such. Get better organized with these red-tape issues. (Give yourself a warm feeling in your tummy.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Because the Moon today is opposite your sign, you will have to compromise with others. Take an easygoing, tolerant approach to things. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Act on your urge to get better organized. Tidy up (physically) your surroundings. Also give some thought to how you can improve your health. (It’s a self-improvement day.) YOU BORN TODAY You have a gutsy energy that people like. You face obstacles with courage and style. Of course, you’re driven to achieve your aims. You’re smart, sassy and fast. You will sacrifice a lot for what you believe. You have great organizational skills, and you’re a good listener. Work hard to build or construct something in the next year, because your rewards soon will follow. Birthdate of: Roberta Bondar, astronaut; Marisa Tomei, actress; Kevin Sussman, actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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PSA screening not worth risks spreads DEAR DRS. To your that DONOHUE from the prostate good AND ROACH: I to bone throughread your column health out the body. on prostate can- Dr. Paul G. Those aggressive Donohue cer. I was surkinds of prostate prised that you cancer are hard and did not discuss to find using PSA Dr. Keith the PSA test. Was testing, because Roach there any reason they spread for that? My doctor has quickly. Even if you are used this method many getting PSA tests yearly, times when testing my it may be too late to cure blood. I have heard that the cancer through surfor some this is not a very gery. Further, as medical accurate test. Do you treatments get better, it think this way? I am 75 becomes less important years old. Should I stop to find the cancer early. these tests? — W.S. These are the reasons ANSWER: PSA test- the U.S. Preventive Serving is one of the biggest ices Task Force has stated controversies in medicine that the expected benefits now, with both sides feel- of screening are outing passionately. How- weighed by the risks. As ever, the data show that men get older, the benePSA testing leads to fits tend to decrease and small (or even no) gains risks increase, so at age in life expectancy, and 75 I would strongly recoften leads to a worsen- ommend against screening quality of life, due to ing. the treatment for the It is very important to prostate cancer. note that “screening” Unfortunately, most refers to trying to find a commonly, prostate can- condition in someone who cer found by PSA testing has no symptoms. PSA is not the kind of cancer testing remains valuable

in trying to find out why a man is having urinary symptoms, even though, if a cancer is discovered, one of the options may be to just “wait and see,” since many prostate cancers mind their own business for years without causing problems. Anyone with a diagnosis of prostate cancer should see a urologist and perhaps a medical oncologist to discuss the different options. All treatments for prostate cancer can lead to harm, including erectile dysfunction and incontinence. It’s important to think through the options before deciding to act. DEAR DRS. DONOHUE AND ROACH: Several months ago, my internist prescribed Detrol for some urinary problems I was having. The first time I took it, I had a hallucination of something hovering over me in bed. Needless to say, it frightened me terribly. I immediately stopped the Detrol and

described my experience to the internist. The reply came back: “Stop having cocktails.” I had another experience, only this time I actually thought I saw a young woman. This hallucinating is frightening me. Any suggestions? — R.Y. ANSWER: Hallucinations are reported in about 1 percent of people who take Detrol, so the first episode certainly could be related to the medication. Many medications list hallucination as a rare side effect, so the internist should not have been flippant with the response. Stopping the Detrol certainly was the right thing to do. However, I am more concerned about the second episode, since it would be quite rare to have another episode so long after stopping the medication. There are other causes of visual hallucinations; it seems wise to speak again to the internist or a neurologist.

Dec. 3, 1912 At the regular meeting of the city council last evening estimates were submitted on the cost of tunneling under the C.H. & D. railroad on West Court Street both above and below the connection track. Two of the proposals would take the street over the connection track and under the main track, while the other two would take the street under both the main and connection track. The addition to the freight office and freight depot at the Big Four railroad is now under course of construction and will soon be completed.

75 years Dec. 3, 1937 A comprehensive analysis and treatment of the Sidney milk ordinance was made by M.J. Dotter, Columbus, chief milk sanitarian with the Ohio Department of Health, when he spoke at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Sidney Kiwanis Club. Special emphasis was placed by the speaker on the new grading system which will become operative in Sidney after the first of the year. James Griffin, local milk inspector for the health department was introduced. ——— The Sidney High School yellow jackets will wind up practice this evening for their 1937-38 basketball season opener tomorrow night against Bellefontaine. Coach John Hopkins indicated that Huber Smith and Tom Minniear may get the call to start along with the three veterans from last year, Brown, N. Cromes and Spreen.

50 years Dec. 3, 1962 Two young people to represent Shelby County in the district competition of the Prince of Peace contest were named Sunday at two contests held in local churches. Patricia Canter, Sidney High School, was named at the First Christian Church, with

the contest being held during the morning worship service. She spoke on “Prologue to Peace.” In the contest held Sunday evening at the Trinity Church of the Brethren, Kathleen Jelley, Houston High School, was selected as the winner. She spoke on “Individual in World Peace.”

25 years Dec. 3, 1987 Holiday floats, high school bands and assorted marching units were on hand Saturday morning for the annual Winter Wonderland Parade. Some 40 units drew applause from an estimated 2,000 people gathered along the parade route. Mary Agnes Brandewie, a long-time in Shelby teacher County schools served as grand marshal. Since the parade is geared especially for children, the honor is reserved for those who have contributed significantly to the lives of young people in the area. ——— HOUSTON – Houston assistant coach Doug Oates took 6-foot-7 Jeff Courter aside after he scored just six points in the season opener against Minster and told him “we don’t need a 6-7 passer.” And it apparently hit home as Courter became a 6-7 scorer Tuesday to lead the Wildcats to a 63-48 win over the Botkins in Shelby Trojans County league action. Courter finished with 18 points to lead the Wildcats in scoring and also found time to corral seven rebounds as Houston finally pulled away from the pesky Trojans in the final period after leading by just four going in.

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Man may get rude awakening why wife clings to night shift DEAR ABBY: promised to I’m married to the switch to a day girl of my dreams. shift if one opened She’s the best up. I thought that thing that’s ever was great. happened to me. It has been alWe both work in most a year now, the medical field. and she is still She’s an emerworking the night gency room nurse, shift. There have Dear and I’m a parabeen many dayAbby medic/firefighter. time openings, Abigail For several but she hasn’t reyears my wife Van Buren quested any of worked the day them. On most of shift at a hospital more my days off, I watch her than an hour away from sleep. home. I tried to convince At this point I’m not her to find a job closer, so sure what to do. I am not we could see each other happy and don’t want to more. Finally, she told me spend the rest of my life she had been offered a like this. I feel like I’m night shift position at the missing out on so much. I hospital here in town. She have the girl of my

dreams, but most of the time she IS dreaming — literally. Can you please help? — AWAKE AND ALONE IN FLORIDA DEAR AWAKE AND ALONE: You ARE missing out, on the fun and companionship that you should be enjoying with your wife. It’s time to have a frank conversation with her and find out why she has been stalling about changing shifts. There could be more wrong in your marriage than incompatible schedules, but the problems won’t be resolved unless you can be honest with each other. The current situation is unfair to you, and you are right to be concerned.

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have hosted a holiday party for our neighbors every year for the last 10 years. Over time, we have invited more and more people, and we enjoy almost everyone. However, one of our neighbors, “Jim,” is very rude. For the past several years he has taken it upon himself to invite several people to our party who he feels should be on the list. These are people we purposely did not invite. Last year we decided not to invite Jim, but after he sent multiple emails demanding to know the date and time, we reluctantly invited him. He

then had the nerve to send out an email to dozens of people he thought we had missed on the guest list, notifying them of the party. This really embarrassed my husband and me. How can I tell him it’s not his party, and how do we deal with the situation with the folks we did not initially invite but now know about the party? — IT’S OUR PARTY DEAR PARTY: There is more than one way to handle this. The most obvious would be to inform Jim that he won’t be invited this year and tell him why. He is every host’s nightmare, and his behavior is beyond nervy.

A host must know how many guests to prepare for in order to ensure there will be enough food and beverages for everyone. Another way would be to forgo giving the party for a year or two and perhaps take a short vacation. Tell anyone who asks why that the gatherings became too large to manage. And then, when you resume entertaining, limit the guest list to something more intimate than a casting call for “American Idol.” One thing is certain: If you continue to tolerate what’s been happening, your hospitality will continue to be abused.

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NEWER HOME 2 miles from Sidney, 2 car attached garage, 3/4 acre lot large, fenced-in back yard. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch, vinyl. $800. (937)658-4782.

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PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE, 121 E North Street. 1-8 offices with A/C. Large reception area. $250 monthly (407)579-0874

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FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237

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

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DINING SET with leaf, 7 piece wood and 6 swivel leather chairs, Kenmore stainless smooth top range. Both for $395. e k e r n s 1 @ w o h . r r. c o m . (937)339-5108.

SEWING MACHINE, Horne, cabinet L-2156A with lift. Has a L-shape to either put another machine or to leave folded up. It has drawers for storage and it is oak in color. Looks like a piece of furniture. Very good condition. $700, dmjk45365@emb a r q m a i l . c o m . (937)492-7451.

DRESSES Stunning, beautiful formal dresses. $35 each. Size 7 (937)335-4081

PICTURE, Home Interior, $50 obo, (937)638-1878

PING-PONG TABLE, standard size, like new, great for Christmas, $75, (937)638-5787.

RECORD PLAYER, Tape player, radio, 3 & 1 system, Black with pink roses, very good condition, $35, Call before noon or after 7pm, (937)615-9496

TV Sony, 36" HD tube TV. Grey. (Heavy) with black stand. $125. (937)773-3645 leave message


GUN CABINET, Christmas for your hunter! 6 capacity, wood, locking glass front door, lockable storage space, (937)773-4644 leave message. WE PAY cash for your old toys, antiques, and collectibles! Star Wars, GI Joes, postcards, pre-1980's comics, autographs and much more, (937)606-0405. HAY, $4.50 per bale, 100 bales available, (937)492-4410

CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, AKC, 1 male, White, 8 weeks old, just in time for the Holidays! $200.00 Call (937)448-0522.

GERMAN SHEPHERD, Puppies, DOB 9-29-12, Parents have excellent AKC Pedigree, sire is grand champion show dog, asking $500, (937)492-2038 KITTEN: Female, black, 8 weeks, wormed, no fleas, litter-trained. Needs indoor home. $20. Refundable with proof of spay. (937)492-4669

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

1989 CHEVY Silverado. A lot of new parts. $2500. (937)497-8485 1996 CHEVY Lumina, 1 owner, low miles, very good condition, $3295 OBO. Call (419)628-2587 Minster.

1998 FORD Ranger Splash. Books for $4000 online, $3500 OBO. (937)492-9130

TRACTOR, Massey Harris Pony tractor with hydraulic blade, excellent condition. (937)489-1725

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FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, $120 you pick up. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 4 4 - 3 7 5 6 (937)844-3879

CATTLE 4 Holstein steers. Averaging 650-800lbs. $625 each. (937)526-4934

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AMPLIFIER Hartke Bass Stack, 350 watt head. 4X10 cab and 1X15 cab. $650. (937)726-2621 CHRISTMAS TREE, 12 foot pre-lit, hundreds of white lights, 3 piece, hinged branches, used 4 years, storage bag, $95.00, (937)492-0906

COMPUTER Compaq, Windows XP, 17' monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers and Cannon scanner. Excellent condition. All set up. Asking $185 for everything. Piqua (937)451-5145

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KITTEN, gray female, fuzzy. Approximately 6 months old. Free to a good indoor home. Would make a wonderful family pet. Phone (937)492-7477 anytime. KITTENS, free to good home. (937)492-6322

LAB MIX, free to good home. 1 year old. Very sweet, (606)471-0373.

SUN CONURE, 4 Years old, 4 foot cage, separate perch, Would make great Christmas gift, $650 obo, (304)203-4916 FIREARMS, Remington Model 870 in box, Tactical model. Smith & Wesson, Model 617, 22 cal, 6 shot with box, (419)738-3313.

1999 NISSAN Maxima, tan with black interior. V-6, manual, fully loaded, two owners, $1500. (937)710-3907 2001 OLDSMOBILE Alero, 4 door sedan. Great condition. 115,000 miles, sun roof, no rust, no dents, new tires. $4500 OBO. (937)622-2844

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REPLAY 50 years ago Dec. 3, 1962 Holy Angels Winglets remained unbeaten by whipping the Fort Loramie Reserves, 32-11, in the lidlifter. Paul Nardini notched 15 points for the Winglets, who gained a 5-1 edge in the first period and moved on to a 15-1 lead at the half. Brandewie and Monnin accounted for all the Loramie points, with the former getting six and Monnin five.

25 years ago Dec. 3, 1987 In boys junior high basketball action, the Bridgeview eighth grade won over Vandalia Smith 35-33 as Tony Tramontana had 11 points. The seventh grade won 39-26 behind Tyrone McGee’s 16 points and 14 rebounds. Craig Hughes had nine points and Keith Freisthler had 11 rebounds.

CALENDAR High school sports TUESDAY Boys basketball Wayne at Sidney Russia at Botkins Triad at Fairlawn Indian Lake at Jackson Center Girls basketball Anna at Lima Bath Houston at Tri-Village —— WEDNESDAY Girls basketball Sidney at Wayne —— THURSDAY Wrestling Sidney at Vandalia tri Girls basketball Houston at Loramie Versailles at New Bremen Minster at New Knoxville Botkins at Jackson Center Russia at Anna —— FRIDAY Boys basketball West Carrollton at Sidney Dayton Temple at Christian Aca. New Knoxville at Waynesfield New Bremen at Versailles Anna at Newton Ridgemont at Botkins Jackson Center at Russia Fort Loramie at Fairlawn

ON THE AIR High school sports On radio, Internet, TV TONIGHT Girls basketball — Replay, Sidney at Russia. Air time 6 p.m. TUESDAY Boys basketball — Russia at Botkins. Air time 7:10 — Springfield at Troy. Air time 7:15.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I apologize to all NBA fans. This was an unacceptable decision by the San Antonio Spurs and substantial sanctions will be forthcoming.” — NBA Commissioner David Stern after San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich sent home three stars and one other starter prior to a game at Miami, the team’s fourth in five nights. The Spurs lost 105-100 to the Heat in the nationally televised game on TNT.

ON THIS DATE IN 1943 — Notre Dame quarterback Angelo Bertelli wins the Heisman Trophy. 1946 — Army halfback Glenn Davis is named the Heisman Trophy winner. 1957 — Texas A&M halfback John David Crow is named the Heisman Trophy winner. 1979 — Southern California halfback Charles White is named the Heisman Trophy winner.

Contact Sports Editor Ken Barhorst with story ideas, sports scores and game stats by phone at (937) 498-5960; email,; or by fax, (937) 498-5991.

Trojans win tournament title Schwartz’s double-double leads way to win over Mechanicsburg ZANESFIELD — The Botkins Trojans couldn’t have opened the boys basketball season any better, coming home Saturday night with the championship of the Ben Logan Tip-Off Tournament. They handled a good Mechanicsburg team by a 64-51 final, a score made even more impressive by the fact the Trojans fell behind 12-4 to start the game. Botkins is now 2-0, also beating Riverside in the first round of the tournament, and will dive into County play with a big challenge Tuesday night, at home against the Russia Raiders. Botkins head coach Brett Meyer said the Trojans struggled with Mechanicsburg’s press in falling behind at the start. But that same pressure turned into a good thing for



the Trojans when they figured out how to break it. “Mechanicsburg is a very athletic team, and they got their press going at the start of the game,” said Meyer. “But once we started breaking it, we were getting some real good looks at the basket, especialy Josh.” He was referring to 6-foot2 Josh Schwartz, who erupted for 28 points, 21 one of those coming in the first half. “We knew Josh was capable of that,” said Meyer. “He

was getting the looks from 15 feet after we broke the press, and he knocked down his shots.” Schwartz, who along with teammate Heath Geyer was named to the All-Tournament Team, finished with a doubledouble, also pulling down 10 rebounds. The Trojans overcame their slow start quickly and actually led 19-16 after a quarter. The lead was never comfortable, just six at the half and only four after three periods. But the Trojans controlled the final period and pulled away to a big win. Geyer finished with 18 to give the Trojans a strong onetwo punch. The Trojans canned 25 of 53 shots from the field for 47 percent and 11 of 19 free throws for 58 percent.

They forced Mechanicsburg into 24 turnovers. The Indians outrebounded Botkins 35-29. Botkins now turns its attention to perennial County contender Russia on Tuesday. “We know it’s a big challenge,” Meyer said. “They played St. Henry tough Saturday night. It’s going to be another big test.” Botkins (64) Miller 1-0-3; Roberts 2-0-4; Hoying 0-1-1; Goubeaux 1-0-2; Geyer 6-5-18; Schwartz 11-5-28; Lawrence 4-0-8. Totals: 25-11-64. Mechanicsburg (51) Bogan 3-0-7; Welch 6-3-15; Purk 31-9; Marsh 5-1-13; Callicoat 2-2-7. Totals: 19-7-51. Score by quarters: Botkins .........................19 32 47 64 Mechanicsburg .............16 26 43 51 Three-pointers: Botkins 3 (Geyer, Miller, Schwartz); Mechanicsburg 6 (Purk 2, March 2, Bogan, Callicoat). Records: Botkins 2-0, Mechanicsburg 1-1.

Browns snap road skid OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Weeden and the Cleveland Browns get to experience a happy plane ride home for a change. Weeden threw for a careerhigh 364 yards and a touchdown and the Cleveland Browns did just enough to snap a 12-game road losing streak by beating the Oakland Raiders 20-17 on Sunday. Weeden hit fellow rookie Josh Gordon on a 44-yard score in the second quarter and Trent Richardson scored on a 3-yard run after Sheldon Brown made a key interception deep in Cleveland territory when the Raiders (3-9) were driving for the potential tying or go-ahead score in the fourth quarter. It all added up to the first road win for the Browns (4-8) since beating Indianapolis 2719 in the second game of the 2011 season. The skid started a few weeks later with a loss in Oakland and went deep into this season. The Raiders have lost five straight for the first time since a six-game losing streak in Lane Kiffin’s first year as coach in 2006, much to the dismay of the small crowd that repeatedly booed the home team’s mistakes. The biggest came when rookie Juron Criner used a double move to get behind Brown and Carson Palmer underthrew the deep ball with Oakland already in position for a game-tying field goal. Brown intercepted the pass at the 6-yard line and Weeden engineered an impressive

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CLEVELAND BROWNS quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday in Oakland, Calif. drive beginning with 9:31 to early struggles may help sec- yards, including a 64-yard play. ond-year coach Pat Shurmur touchdown to rookie Rod Weeden completed an 11- convince new owner Jimmy Streater. He added a 17-yard yard pass on third-and-3 to Haslam that he deserves to TD pass to Brandon Myers Gordon to get the Browns keep his job. with 1 second left but it was started and also had a big 22The Browns have been im- too late. Myers caught 14 yard pass to tight end Ben- proved defensively of late and passes for 130 yards. jamin Watson. Weeden then Weeden had one of his best Oakland showed signs of converted a fourth-and-1 games as a pro. He completed life late in the third quarter sneak from the Oakland 45 25 of 36 passes and overcame when Desmond Bryant and Desmond Bryant jumped two first-half interceptions to blocked a 28-yard field goal offside on a third-and-1 from lead the impressive late drive. attempt by Phil Dawson. That the Raiders 10. Richardson ran for 72 was Dawson’s first miss in Richardson scored two yards and Gordon had six more than a year after 29 conplays later to give the Browns catches for 116 yards as secutive makes. a 20-10 lead with 3:27 to go as Cleveland got big days from Four plays later, Streater the Browns won for the fourth its three rookie starters at the made a good adjustment on a time in seven games since an offensive skill positions. deep pass from Palmer that 0-5 start to match last seaThe Raiders didn’t get cut Cleveland’s lead to 13-10. son’s win total. nearly enough big plays. But that’s as close as the The improvement since the Palmer was 34 for 54 for 351 Raiders got.

Dalton’s score wins for Bengals SAN DIEGO (AP) — All Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals had to do was bide their time against the San Diego Chargers. Sure enough, the Chargers forked over another fourthquarter lead. Dalton scrambled up the middle for a 6-yard touchdown with 4:11 left for the goahead score and the Cincinnati Bengals won their fourth straight game, 20-13 over the Chargers on Sunday. On second-and-goal, Dalton pump-faked right and then ran up the middle, dived for the end zone and got the ball across for a 17-13 lead. The Bengals (7-5) remained tied with Pittsburgh in the race for the AFC’s second wild-card berth. The Steelers and Bengals are two games behind the AFC North-leading Baltimore

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CINCINNATI BENGALS quarterback Andy Dalton, right, dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday in San Diego. Ravens, who lost to Pittsburgh. The Chargers (4-8) lost mathematically alive in the The Chargers were shut their fourth straight game wild-card chase. out in the second half after and for the seventh time in See BENGALS/Page 19 taking a 13-10 halftime lead. eight games, and remain only


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Cavs even mark with 76-59 road win RIDGEWAY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lehman used a big second quarter to key a 76-59 road win Saturday over Ridgemont in boys basketball action Saturday night. The Cavaliers evened their record at 1-1 with the win in the first of four straight road games. They will return to action Saturday night at Newton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids played hard,â&#x20AC;? said Lehman coach Isaiah Williams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;table to finish last night (against Minster) but tonight we made sure.â&#x20AC;? Connor Richard was the catalyst for the Cavaliers, draining five three-pointers on his way to 22 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Connor had a big game,â&#x20AC;? said Williams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He took some big shots and made them count. He got himself open and the rest of the guys got him the ball.â&#x20AC;? The Cavs started out well, leading 17-10 after a quarter. Then in the second period, they poured in 26 points to open up a 43-22 bulge at the half. It was still 19 points after three periods. Jackson Frantz also had a good game, finishing with 16 points, half of those at the free throw SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg line. Greg Spearman added with 13 points. MINSTERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BRANDON Hoying looks to pass over Spencervilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ben Bowers Lehman (76) in boys basketball action Saturday at Minster. Hoying had a team-high 18 in Goings 1-4-6; Richard 6-5Minsterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-point win. 22; Husa 1-2-4; Frantz 4-8-16;

Sidney drops season opener BEAVERCREEK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Sidney Yellow Jackets were unable to get much going against a talented Beavercreek team Saturday and came out on the short end of a 97-34 score in the season opener. The Jackets play their first home game Tuesday against Wayne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was proud of the kids,â&#x20AC;? said Sidney coach Greg Snyder. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They acted the right way. We just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a good night.â&#x20AC;? Tyree Manley had 11 to lead the Jackets.

St. Henry (59) Stahl 9-1-20; Bender 2-1-5; Hemmelgarn 2-0-4; Post 3-0-6; Jacobs 1-0-2; Prenger 1-0-2; Mikesell 6-8-20. Totals: 24-1059. Russia (50) T. Francis 6-3-19; Sherman 3-2-9; N. Francis 2-1-5; Tebbe 1-0-2; Dues 2-2-6; Hoying 0-33; Gariety 1-1-4; Poling 0-2-2. Totals: 15-14-50. Score by quarters: St. Henry............15 26 41 59 Russia ..................4 20 37 50 Three-pointers: St. Henry 1 (Stahl); Russia 6 (T. Francis 4, Sherman, Gariety). Sidney (34) Records: Russia 0-1, St. Heath 1-0-3; Daniel 0-2-2; Henry 2-0. Manley 4-3-11; Taborn 1-0-2; Reserve score: Russia 42, Burns 1-1-3; Herd 2-0-4; Echols St. Henry 24. 3-2-8; Roediger 0-1-1. Totals: â&#x20AC;&#x201D;â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 12-9-34. Beavercreek (97) Minster wins Lyle 1-1-3; Sakson 2-0-4; in final seconds Stein 2-0-6; Waters 3-6-13; MINSTER â&#x20AC;&#x201D; LongMoors 4-1-9; Carroll 1-0-2; Eichhorn 3-2-9; Rader 8-2-21; time Minster coach Mike Sader 0-2-2; Reasoner 2-0-4; Lee isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure how long Camper 6-1-13; Johnson 2-3-7; he can last coaching in Rower 2-0-4. Totals: 36-18-97. games like the first two Score by quarters: Sidney ..................4 12 23 34 of this season. Beavercreek .......26 47 82 97 The Wildcats fought Three-pointers: Sidney 1 back from a 14-point (Heath); Beavercreek 7 (Rader deficit Friday night to 3, Stein 2, Waters, Eichhorn). Records: Sidney 0-1, edge Lehman 63-60. Beavercreek 2-0 Then Saturday night, Reserve score: Beaver- they led nearly the encreek 60, Sidney 51.


Raiders fall 59-50

Loramie makes it two straight FORT LORAMIE â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fort Loramie finished off an outstanding opening weekend of the boys basketball season, building on Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win at New Knoxville by thumping visiting Ansonia Saturday 75-34. The Redskins go to 20 heading into a County game Friday at Fairlawn. The Redskins roared out of the gate to bury Ansonia early, leading 26-4 after one quarter. Things didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any better for the visiting Tigers after that either as Loramie built up leads of 40-11 at the half and 55-16 after three periods. Loramie had outstanding balance, with seven players scoring seven or more points. The top scorer was Seth Guillozet with 13. Ty Frilling had 12 and Kyle Pleiman added 10. Ansonia (34) Kaiser 0-1-1; Earick 4-1-11; Peters 2-0-5; Moody 3-1-8; Wright 1-0-2; Subler 0-2-2; Kimmewl 0-2-2; Bergman 0-11. Totals: 11-8-34. Fort Loramie (75) Guillozet 5-3-13; Fullenkamp 4-1-9; Streib 0-2-2; Tr. Rittenhouse 1-0-2; McGee 3-28; Ta. Rittenhouse 3-0-7; Frilling 3-6-12; Benanzer 4-09; Kazmaier 1-1-3; Pleiman 34-10. Totals: 27-19-75. Score by quarters: Ansonia ................4 11 16 34 Loramie..............26 40 55 75 Three-pointers: Ansonia 4 (Earick 2, Peters, Moody); Loramie 2 (Ta. Rittenhouse, Be-

was edged by the Lima Eagles in their season opener Friday night, 5348. The game was deadlocked at 46-46 with two minutes remaining, but the Eagles hit the free throws down the stretch to pull out the win. Nathan Brown had a near double-double for the local Eagles, finishing with 19 points and nine rebonds. Derek Spencer added 17, and also had five assists. Brown and Aaron Amsden both fouled out in the final period. Christian Academy (48) Brown 8-1-19; Spencer 7-317; Amsden 3-0-6; Abbott 3-0-6. Totals: 21-4-48. Lima Eagles (53) Smith 4-0-8; W. Dusseau 14-7; Painter 6-8-20; R. Mayer 51-11; T. Mayer 2-0-4; T. Dusseau 1-1-3. Totals: 19-1453. Score by quarters: CA ......................14 24 38 48 Lima Eagles.......13 25 42 53 Three-pointers: CA 2 (Brown 2); Eagles 1 (W. Dusseau). Records: CA 0-1.


Houston bounces back, 66-24 HOUSTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Houston bounced back from an opening-night loss in a big way, routing Newton in non-league boys basketball Saturday 6624. The win evens the Wildcats at 1-1 heading into action at home Friday against Anna in County play. See CAVS/Page 19

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RUSSIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Russia got off to a slow start and couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t quite overcome it in losing to St. Henry 59-50 in its season opener Saturday night in boys basketball. The Raiders will try to even their record Tuesday night at Botkins in County play. St. Henry, coached by Russia grad Eric Rosenbeck, is now 2-0. St. Henry sprinted to a 15-4 lead after a quarter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty long

tire way, only to fall behind by one on a Spencerville three-pointers with 15 seconds left. But after a timeout, the Wildcats got the ball to Devon Poeppelman,


and much like the key Goecke, who had 15 hit in the state champi- points and 10 rebounds. Spencerville (54) onship baseball game, Bowers 3-2-11; Cook 6-0-16; the senior came through, Z. Goecke 6-0-15; D. Goecke 2hitting a jumper in the 2-6; Corso 2-0-4; Roberts 0-2-2. lane to give the Wildcats Totals: 19-6-54. Minster (55) a 55-54 victory and a Stechschulte 2-0-4; Hoying good start to the season. Knapke 1-0-2; The Wildcats will try 6-2-18; Niemeyer 1-0-2; Poeppelman 7to make it three in a row 0-15; Thobe 1-0-2; Brown 3-0-7; Saturday when they Wolfe 1-3-5. Totals: 22-5-55. host the Russia Raiders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We led for much of the game but it was never a comfortable lead,â&#x20AC;? said Lee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their transition game just gave us fits the entire way. They were pushing the tempo in their favor.â&#x20AC;? The lead vanished when Spencervilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ben Bowers nailed the three to give the Bearcats a 54-53 lead. Minster called a timeout and Lee  said he wanted the ball to go to Poepppelman or  , 8- .# .# )/ '/-. #0 Adam Niemeyer. $!!$/&.3 # ,$(" ( /( ,-.($(" Poeppelman got the ball after some screening $( %",)/( ()$-  ( 3)/, by the Wildcats, made a # ,$(" '/-. !&& $( .# ,(" )! .# nice move in the lane, # ,$(" $  )*& .#. , and knocked it in off the glass to give the Wild- & .  1$&& 0&/. $,& ,8cats a thriller. &. -. 0(  $"$.& # ,$(" â&#x20AC;&#x153;The good thing is we -)&/.$)( 7 .# $,& , * ( had 15 seconds to work ). 0$&&  & -) 0&% $( -) ).+ with so we had a chance to rebound if we missed,â&#x20AC;? )!!$ ( 0&% ).- # +$(" 4 said Lee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But Devon got the job done.â&#x20AC;? ($. - 1$&&  -%  .) Poeppelman just 0&/. )/, $(-.,/' (.- !), missed a double-double, 3,$-% !,  . .# ( )! .# finishing with 15 points

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in their defense and it took us a while to get used to it,â&#x20AC;? said Russia coach Paul Bremigan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our kids battled back and played hard.â&#x20AC;? St. Henry scored the first four points of the second quarter to open up a 19-4 bulge, but the Raiders began their comeback and had it down to 26-20 at the half and 41-37 after three periods. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We hung in there,â&#x20AC;? said Bremigan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was pleased with the poise we showed when we were down. We turned it a couple times at the end, though, and let them pull away again.â&#x20AC;? Treg Francis led the Raiders with 19, including four three-pointers.


Jacobs 0-2-2; Spearman 6-0-13; Smith 1-0-2; Hall 1-1-3; Westerheide 2-1-6; Rego 0-2-2. Totals: 22-25-76. Ridgemont (59) Stover 3-0-7; Eversole 0-22; Cowan 4-0-8; Weyant 2-2-7; Tillman 1-3-5; Roos 1-0-2; Seyler 7-2-16; Corbin 2-2-6; Drumm 3-0-6. Totals: 23-1159. Score by quarters: Lehman ..............17 43 58 76 Ridgemont ..........10 22 39 59 Three-pointers: Lehman 7 (Richard 5, Spearman, Westerheide); Ridgemont 2 (Stover, Weyant). Records: Lehman 1-1. Reserve score: Lehman 89, Ridgemont 25.

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Lady Trojans at 3-1 Sidney wrestlers 2nd to Versailles in duals

Riverside (17) Robinson 0-1-1; Hurley 2-26; Teague 1-0-2; McGowan 4-08. Totals: 7-3-17. Botkins (48) Koch 1-0-3; Heuker 2-1-5; McCullough 7-2-17; Brown 1-02; Kramer 1-1-3; Bergman 3-17; Ambos 0-1-1; Lane 1-0-2; Schneider 1-1-3; Pitts 1-1-3; Goettemoeller 1-0-2. Totals: 19-8-48. Score by quarters: Riverside ................2 6 9 17 Botkins...............18 30 39 48 Three-pointers: Riverside 0, Botkins 2 (McCullough Koch). Records: Botkins 3-1, Riverside 0-3.


Loramie wins big in County Fort Loramie won big in County girls play Saturday, beating Fairlawn 71-23. The Lady Redskins got a big game from Hallie Benanzer, who had five three-pointers on her way to 23 points. Darian Rose and Renee Meyer had 11 points, Paige Ordean 11 rebounds, and Meg Westerheide seven assists and five steals. Olivia Cummings had 13 for Fairlawn. Loramie (71) Hoying 4-0-9; Turner 2-0-4; Imwalle 1-0-2; Benanzer 7-425; H. Meyer 1-2-4; Rose 5-111; Holdheide 1-1-3; R. Meyer 2-7-11; Ordean 2-0-4. Totals: 25-15-71. Fairlawn (23) Slonkosky 1-2-4; Roe 1-1-3; Watkins 0-1-1; Driscoll 1-0-2; Cummmings 4-5-13. Totals: 79-23. Score by quarters: Loramie ..............16 39 53 71 Fairlawn...............8 10 22 23 Three-pointers: Loramie 6 (Benanzer 5, Hoying); Fairlawn 0. Records: Loramie 3-0, Fairlawn 0-3. Reserve score: Loramie 46, Minster 43.


Minster wins third straight MINSTER — Minster rolled to its third straight lopsided victory to start the season, routing the visiting Lehman girls 74-25 in non-league girls basketball action Saturday. The Lady Wildcats didn’t allow Lehman to

reach double figures in any quarter, cruising to a 36-11 halftime bulge. Three Minster girls reached double figures, with Bridget Geiger going for 21 to lead the way. And she did not play in the final quarter. Kathy Prenger added 14 and Kayla Richard 13. Ava Schmitz had nine for Lehman, which fell to 1-3 on the year.

Lehman (24) Harrelson 2-4-8; Schmitz 31-9; Kronenberger 1-0-2; Hall 2-0-5. Totals: 8-5-24. Minster (75) Fischer 2-0-5; Richard 4-513; T. Arnold 0-2-2; Geiger 9-321; Wuebker 2-0-4; L. Arnold 1-0-2; Sherman 4-0-8; Dahlinghaus 1-2-4; Prenger 5-4-14. Totals: 29-16-75. Score by quarters: Lehman................4 11 18 24 Minster ..............16 36 59 75 Three-pointers: Minster 1 (Fischer); Lehman 2 (Schmitz 2). Records: Minster 3-0, Lehman 1-3.


Russia wins in County play RUSSIA — Russia cruised to an easy County win Saturday in girls basketball, beating visiting Jackson Center 62-39. The win puts the Lady Raiders at 2-0 in the league and 3-1 overall heading into a big game Thursday at Anna. Jackson Center falls to 0-2 and 0-3 and hosts Botkins Thursday. Taylor Daniel led Russia with 16 and Kylie Wilson added 15. Hannah Meyer had 12 to lead Jackson Center. Jackson Center (39) Schaub 2-1-6; Esser 1-0-3; Meyer 6-0-12; Wren 1-0-2; Fogt 0-1-1; Zimpfer 1-1-3; Metz 2-06; Sailor 2-2-6. Totals: 15-5-39. Russia (62) Monnin 2-0-6; Borchers 1-35; Wilson 6-3-15; Kearns 3-1-8; Meyer 3-0-6; Daniel 8-0-16; York 3-0-6. Totals: 26-7-62. Three-pointers: Russia 3 (Monnin 2 Kearns); Jackson 4 (Metz 2, Esser, Schaub) Records: Russia 3-1, Jackson 0-3. Reserve score: Russia 38, Jackson 27.


NB falls to Celina NEW BREMEN – New Bremen fell to 1-3 on the year after a home loss to Celina Saturday in girls non-league basketball, 61-25. The Lady Cardinals were led in scoring by Kyla Otting with 10. Celina (61) Guingrich 9, Bader 17, Fark 2, Hi. Heiby 8, He. Heiby 6. Collins 2. Stahl 10, Bihn 7. Totals: 22-12-61. New Bremen (25) Otting 10, Bertke 2, Holdren 2, Elking 5, Paul 1, Jones 1, Tehman 4. Totals: 10-3-25. Three-pointers: Celina 5 (Guingrich, Bader 3, He. Heiby); Bremen 2 (Oting 2) Records: Bremen 1-3, Celina 2-2.

Versailles ups record to 4-0

COVINGTON – Versailles remained unbeaten on the year and handed Covington its first loss in a 74-33 rout Saturday in non-league girls basketball. The Lady Tigers are now 4-0 on the year and play at New Bremen Thursday in conference play. Eleven Lady Tigers dented the scoring column, with one in double figures. Christa Puthoff finished with 15.

Versailles (74) Kremer 8, A. Winner 9, Schlater 3, Prenger 4, Bruns 5, M. Winner 2. Mceldowney 9, Pothast 6, Puthoff 15, Harman 4, Heckman 9. Totals: 29-1174. Covington (33) Snipes 7, Cain 8, Crowell 10, Siefring 4, McReynolds 4. Totals: 11-8-33. Three-pointers: Versailles 5 (Kremer 2, McEldowney 3); Covington 3 (J. Crowell 2, Snipes). Records: Versailles 4-0, Covington 3-1.


Anna routs Houston 67-33 HOUSTON — Defending County champ Anna went to 2-0 in the league and 3-0 overall with a 67-33 victory at Houston Saturday. The Lady Rockets travel to Lima Bath on Tuesday. Houston suffered its first loss of the season and is now 3-1. The Lady Wildcats are at Tri-Village Tuesday. Anna was led by Natalie Billing with 16. Chandler Bensman added 12 and Kayla Blankenship finished with 11. Alyssa Stang finished with 10 to lead Houston. Anna (67) A. Bensman 3, Huber 7, Ch. Bensman 12, Blankenship 11, Billing 16, C. Bensman 7, Niekamp 2, Landis 4, Rioch 1, Watercutter 4. Totals: 26-14-67. Houston (33) Phipps 9, Maier 1, A. Stang 10, Booher 6. M. Stang 7. Totals: 12-9-33. Three-pointers: Anna 1 (Huber), Houston 0 Records: Anna 3-0, Houston 3-1

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“We got the early lead, but they fought back and cut it to seven at the half,” said Houston coach John Willoughby. “But then we only gave up six points in the second half. That’s two nights in a row where we had good defensive efforts. And we rebounded well tonight and didn’t give up second chances.” Jesse Phlipot poured in 26 points to lead the Wildcats and Austin Sarver added 12.

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Newton (24) Filburn 1-0-2; Gerodimos 23-7; Hirles 2-0-6; Adams 1-2-4; Walters 2-0-5. Totals: 8-5-24. Houston (66) Braun 2-3-9; Foster 1-0-3; Sarver 5-0-12; Ritchie 2-0-5; Winner 1-0-3; Martin 1-0-2; Freytag 1-0-2; Phlipot 11-2-26; Nagel 2-0-4. Totals: 26-6-66. Score by quarters: Newton.................5 18 20 24 Houston..............17 25 45 66 Three-pointers: Newton 3 (Hirles 2, Walters); Houston 8 (Sarver 2, Braun 2, Foster, Ritchie, Winner, Phlipot). Records: Houston 1-1, Newton 0-1. Reserve score: Houston 42, Newton 38.


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completion on fourthand-9 from the Chargers 35, but Chargers cornerback Shareece Wright was called for holding and the drive continued at the San Diego 30. The Chargers had a nice drive of their own and had a first-and-goal from the Bengals 7. But Rivers fumbled when he was hit going back to pass. Tight end

Antonio Gates recovered at the 16. The Chargers reached the 2-yard line but had to take Nick Novak’s 20-yard field goal that pulled them to 7-3. Two plays into the next Bengals drive, Williams intercepted Dalton and returned it 31 yards down the left sideline to give the Chargers a 10-7 lead.

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113, look for him to have an outstanding season. “Logan Calvert looked very good,” he added. “He’s physical and has some good technique and that’s a combination that will make you successful.” He was 5-0, as was freshman Kyle Pierce. “Kyle moved well,” said the coach. “He’s improved over last year in junior high and will keep getting better. “Jordan Fox (2-2) is a newcomer to the sport and really shocked me at what he’s capable of, being so inexperienced. He loves to compete and gave some quality wrestlers some tough matches today. I think he’ll make an impact for us down the road. “I really liked the effort level of Jared Tangeman (3-2),” McCracken went on. “In a couple of his matches, he was physically overpowered by a larger opponent but never game up.” Sidney is at Vandalia on Thursday at 6 p.m., along with Stebbins and Tipp City.

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—— Christian Academy lost its season opener Friday night to the Lima Eagles, 45-19. Kayla Curlis had 11 points to lead the Lady Eagles. Betsi Ford pulled down eight rebounds and Chastity Inman seven.

ing. We were only ahead 30-28 with still four matches to go. “Against Miami East, we probably wrestled better overall than in any other dual. The matchups really favored us and we picked up seven wins along with a couple of forfeits.” Greenon and Southeastern did not have full lineups. Sophomore Garrick Ginter was named the Buffalo Wild Wings Wrestler of the Week by McCracken after registering four pins on the day. “His biggest challenge was the Troy dual,” said the coach. “He was on his back but fought off, reversed and pinned his opponent. We knew from scrimmages that Garrick had improved from last season. He’s working hard this season.” McCracken praised the efforts of other wrestlers as well. “Jacob Sharp (5-0) looked good today,” he said. “He was aggressive and didn’t stop attacking. When he gets down to


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BENGALS Denver won the AFC West with a 31-23 victory against Tampa Bay. Philip Rivers had two turnovers in the final 3:54. On the first Chargers’ possession after Dalton’s TD, defensive end Carlos Dunlap sacked Rivers, forced a fumble and recovered at the 13 to set up Mike Nugent’s 24yard field goal for a 2013 lead. Rivers was then intercepted in the end zone by Reggie Nelson on fourthand-10 from the Bengals 17 with 49 seconds left. The Bengals overcame three turnovers, including two interceptions by Dalton. One of them was returned 31 yards for a touchdown by Demorrio Williams. The Bengals took the game’s opening kickoff and moved 91 yards, capped by Dalton’s 19yard pass to tight end Jermaine Gresham for a 7-0 lead. Dalton threw an in-

Sidney High’s wrestling team opened the season with the Sidney Dual Tournament, and finished runner-up to the Versailles Tigers. Sidney beat Greenon 72-3, lost to Versailles 43-24, beat Troy 46-31, beat Miami East 54-23, and blanked Southeastern 83-0. “The match of the day was against Versailles,” said Sidney coach Jim McCracken. “The coaching staff and the kids knew it before we even stepped into the gym. Versailles is a quality program that has kids that work hard to the end. Last season we won a very close match but today was all Versailles. We lost three very tight matches, two of them in overtime.And two other matches we were ahead deep in and lost.And those are real killers. At least a 6-to-9 point swing.” He said both Troy and Miami East are improved over last season. “Troy kept it very close throughout,” he said. “We could never open much of a gap in the team scor-


BOTKINS — Botkins head girls basketball coach Don Mack is pleased with his team’s play so far after a busy week that saw the Lady Trojans play four times. They came out of that stretch at 3-1 after an easy 48-17 victory over visiting Riverside on Saturday. “We got to play a lot of girls and that was nice considering how many games we’ve had this week,” said Mack. Claire McCullough led the way for Botkins with 17. Eleven Lady Trojans dented the scoring column.

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Newspaper Knowledge Look through the newspaper to find pictures of people doing various things. Mark it with a red B if people should wash their hands before this activity. Mark it with a blue A if they should wash their hands after this activity. How many photos did you mark with both an A and a B?

Did You Know? What can you learn from a vampire? The way a movie vampire covers his face with his cape is a good way to stop the spread of germs. It’s called the Vampire Cough. Next time you cough or sneeze, cough into the inside bend of your elbow. If you cough into your hands, the germs from your mouth get spread around. Think about it – what was the last thing you touched with the inside of your elbow?

Write On! Find an article or advertisement that describes a health problem. What is the cause of the problem? What is described as a solution or “cure” for the problem? Write a short paragraph on how you think you could solve the problem.


Why Is Hand Washing So Important? A delicious mud pie, a good-luck rock or a friendly frog are just a few of the presents children love to bring home to Mom and Dad. But did you know that behind those adorable gifts – and countless others – millions of germs could be lurking? Kids may not always listen when you tell them to wash their hands before eating, but it’s a message worth repeating. Hand washing is by far the best way to prevent germs from spreading and to keep your kids from getting sick. The First Line of Defense Against Germs Germs – such as bacteria and viruses – can be transmitted several different ways, especially by touching dirty hands or changing dirty diapers. Other ways germs spread include: • through contaminated water and food • through droplets released during a cough or a sneeze • through contaminated surfaces • through a sick person’s body fluids If kids pick up germs from one of these sources, they can unknowingly become infected simply by touching their eyes, nose or mouth. And once they’re infected, it’s usually just a matter of time before the whole family comes down with the same illness. Good hand washing is your first line of defense against the spread of many illnesses – and not just the common cold. More serious illnesses such as meningitis, bronchiolitis, influenza, hepatitis A and most types of infectious diarrhea can be stopped with the simple act of washing your hands. How to Wash Your Hands Correctly Here are some simple steps for scrubbing those germs away. Demonstrate this routine to your child – or better yet, wash your hands together with your child several times a day so he or she learns how important this good habit is. 1. Wash your hands in warm water. Make sure the water isn’t too hot for little hands. 2. Use soap and lather up for about 10 to 15 seconds (antibacterial soap isn’t necessary – any soap will do.) Make sure you get in between the fingers and under the nails where uninvited germs like to hang out. And don’t forget the wrists! 3. Rinse and dry well with a clean towel. To minimize the germs passed around your family, make frequent hand washing a rule for everyone, especially: • before eating and cooking • after using the bathroom • after cleaning around the house

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One in three people do not wash their hands after using the restroom. • after touching animals, including family pets • before and after visiting or taking care of any sick friends or relatives • after blowing one’s nose, coughing or sneezing • after being outside (playing, gardening, walking the dog, etc.) Don’t underestimate the power of handwashing! The few seconds you spend at the sink with your child could save you trips to the doctor’s office.

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