COMING WEDNESDAY iN75 • See what ice skating is all about as Troy Skating Club prepares for its upcoming exhibition. Also, there's a cozy, new place to stay overnight in Piqua. And don't miss the theater performances coming to Sidney.. Inside
Vol. 121 No. 242
December 5, 2011
Ladies Day Thursday, December 8
Postal cuts to slow first-class mail delivery WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with unprecedented cuts to firstclass mail next spring that will slow delivery and, for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day. The estimated $3 billion in reductions, to be announced in broader detail on Monday, are part of a wide-ranging effort
by the cash-strapped Postal Service to quickly trim costs, seeing no immediate help from Congress. The changes would provide shortterm relief, but ultimately could prove counterproductive, pushing more of America’s business onto the Internet. They could slow everything from check payments to Netflix’s DVDs-by-mail, add costs to mail-order prescription drugs,
and threaten the existence of newspapers and time-sensitive magazines delivered by postal carrier to far-flung suburban and rural communities. That birthday card mailed first-class to Mom also could arrive a day or two late, if people don’t plan ahead. “It’s a potentially major change, but I don’t think consumers are focused on it See MAIL/Page 5
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American Profile • Once towering over most of the eastern United States, the American chestnut tree was decimated by blight during the first half of the 20th century, but scientists and volunteers are working today to restore the mighty giants. Inside
DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Diane L. Walker • Lyndel “Lyn” L. Belcher • Barbara L. Dankworth • Betty Marie Burkett • Robert J. “Bob” Grieshop • Robert W. Bosslet Sr.
INDEX Agriculture .............................8 City, County records..............2 Classified .......................13-15 Comics................................11 Hints from Heloise.................6 Horoscopes ........................10 Localife ..............................6-7 Nation/World.........................5 Obituaries..............................3 Sports............................18-20 State news ............................4 ’Tween 12 and 20 .................9 Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue ....12
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Ho, ho, ho Brice Sharp, 8 months, of Anna, gets to meet Mr. and Mrs. Christmas in the Village Saturday. Brice is the son of Nicole Santa Claus for the first time at Anna’s Town Hall during and Austin Sharp.
AEP accord could raise small biz rates COLUMBUS (AP) — A newspaper’s analysis indicates that a proposed agreement between American Electric Power and Ohio’s utility regulators could raise electricity rates for small businesses by 30 percent while at the same time reducing rates for many large manufacturers. The Public Utilities Com-
mission of Ohio is expected to vote on the proposal later this month. While the utility company’s publicity has said the rate increase would be small for central Ohio, an analysis by The Columbus Dispatch indicates (http://bit.ly/tSWsLl ) that companies that use a large amount of electricity for a short period and low usage
“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” — Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788-1860) For more on today in history, turn to Page 11.
that helps companies evaluate their energy costs. Robert Fortney, the PUCO staff member who managed the case, said the small-business rate increase “doesn’t hardly seem fair,” in an Aug. 24 email obtained by the newspaper in response to a public-records request. Joe Hamrock, president See AEP/Page 4
Ohioans face uncertainty over jobless benefits
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the rest of the time would see the largest rate increases. Hundreds of small manufacturers, retailers and even churches fall into that category, but they make up a small percentage of overall customers. The newspaper did the analysis with the assistance of outside experts, including Commercial Rate Services of Dublin, a business
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20 days until Christmas A yard at the corner of Russell Road and Broadway Avenue had Santa waving to passing cars and handing our candy canes to go along with Christmas lights and a sleigh. There are 20 days until Christmas.
COLUMBUS (AP) — Going into the holiday season, tens of thousands of Ohioans are unsure of whether emergency jobless benefits meant to help them weather the recession will be around come New Years. Nearly 77,000 jobless Ohioans draw federal unemployment benefits, and more than a quarter of those rely on the benefits to pay their mortgages, utility bills and grocery bills, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Unless Congress funds another extension of the benefits, those Ohioans will lose them in early January. The Ohio Department of
Jobs and Family Services expects another 107,000 workers to become unemployed by early April. The jobless benefits were passed by Congress in 2008 as a lifeline to workers who faced unemployment during the worst recession since the Great Depression. Since then, lawmakers have approved nine extensions. They have until Dec. 31 to approve another before the funds are exhausted. Ohio employers will also have to pay more in taxes next year to help the state pay penalties it owes the federal government for failing to repay See BENEFITS/Page 3
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Students go on retreat COUNTY RECORD Lehman Catholic High School’s seniors will take a break from their busy lives this week as they focus their attention on their relationship with God. The students will depart Tuesday afternoon for Bergamo Center and Kairos-32, a four-day, peer-led overnight retreat that will conclude Friday evening. A multi-day, overnight religious retreat during the senior year is a Lehman Catholic graduation requirement. Many Catholic high schools across the country use the Kairos retreat model. This is the 18th year that Lehman has used this retreat, and it has proven effective. Lehman graduate and current faculty member Joseph Schmiesing serves as the retreat director. “Kairos is a time for students to see themselves and their relationship with God on a deeper level,” Schmiesing said prior to departing for this year’s retreat. “Students are challenged to break through the walls that have been built up between themselves and others, and to learn that God is present for us even in the hectic times in which we live. My hope for our students is that the spirit of Kairos will extend beyond today, beyond their senior year, and into the rest of their lives.” Kairos is the Greek word for God’s time and differs from chronos, or clock time. In Scripture, Kairos is a time of salvation. The Kairos model provides the seniors the
Medics responded to the 100 block of North Ohio Avenue for a medical call. -9:21 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 2200 block of Michigan Street. -3:36 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 400 block of East Ruth Street for a medical call. -3:23 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 3000 block of Cisco Road for a medical call. -3:15 p.m.: injury. Medics were dispatched to the 300 block of West Russell Road for an injury. -9:08 a.m.: injury. Paramedics responded to an injury in the 200 block of Johnston Drive. -4:31 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1300 block of Garfield Avenue for a medical call. FRIDAY -7:21 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 2600 block of North Broadway Avenue on a
medical call that was cancelled enroute. -6:33 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of West Russell Road for a medical call. -3:05 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 1900 block of Shawnee Drive for a medical call. -2:38 p.m.:medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 1300 block of Campbell Road. -1:01 p.m.: fire alarm. Firefighters were dispatched to the 1100 block of Wapakoneta Avenue for an electrical fire that was out on their arrival. -12:39 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 700 block of Bennett Circle for a medical call. -11:59 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to a medical call in the 1400 block of Runor Drive. -11:41 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 700 block of Buckeye Avenue. -11:15 a.m.: medical.
LEHMAN KAIROS Retreat Director Joe Schmiesing reviews last-minute details with Kairos-32 Rector David Freytag and Senior Leader Maria Yunnucci. Freytag is the son of Dan and Jean Freytag, of Sidney, and Yunnucci is the daughter of Michael and Susan Yunnucci, of Piqua. opportunity to escape from the ordinary day-today routine in which we follow schedules and become immersed in tasks that need our immediate attention. During Kairos, the students put themselves on God’s time and connect with God and their classmates without the stress of daily to-do lists. The challenge of the Kairos Retreat is to live out that message in everyday life. One unique characteristic about Kairos retreats is that the retreat is facilitated by student leaders. David Freytag is serving at the rector of Kairos-32. Each student will give at least one reflective talk, with subjects including “Why are you here?”“Know Yourself,” “Ideals,” “Piety,” “Study of God,” “Forgiveness,” “Love in Action” and “The Fourth Day.” Adult leaders attending Kairos-32 also give re-
State Patrol and Sidney Rescue responded to the 87 mile marker of Interstate 75 on a report of a car upside down in the median. 2 people were transported to Wilson Hospital. Memorial There was no other information available at press time. -7:42 a.m.: Threats. Deputies responded to 6841 Miami Shelby Road where a resident reported receiving threatening phone calls. -7:28 a.m.: Horses in yard. Deputies responded to 13925 Miami Shelby Road on a report someone put two horses in the yard. -3:15 a.m.: Possible Deputies reO.V.I. sponded to a report of a possible drunk driver in the area of County Road 25A and Mason Road.
Village log Thursday -4:25 p.m.: Failure to pay. Botkins Police responded to Circle K, 500 E. State St., Botkins, on a report that a customer failed to pay for items. Friday -6:13 a.m.: Larceny. Fort Loramie Police responded to M & A Muffler on a report of a larceny.
Fire, rescue SUNDAY -1:46 p.m.: medical. Jackson Center Rescue responded to a young woman with seizures in the 1500 block of Clay
Street in Jackson Township. SATURDAY -11:49 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue was dispatched to the 300 block of Spruce Street in Dinsmore Township for a woman with chest pain. -10:31 p.m.: medical. Perry Port Salem Rescue responded to the 200 block of West Main Street in Salem Township for a woman with a leg problem. -9:19 p.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue was dispatched to the 6800 block of State Route 66 in Cynthian Township on a report of a couple’s overdose. -6: 13 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 14900 bock of State Route 119 in Franklin Township for a man who was ill. -1:28 a.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to the 12500 block of Meranda Road for a woman experiencing dizzness. FRIDAY -10:13 a.m.: medical. Perry Port Salem Rescue responded to the 18800 block of Johnston Road in Perry Township for a young woman with back pain. -9:51 a.m.: medical. Houston Rescue was dispatched to the 5500 block of Houston Road for a female with a possible stroke. -7:42 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to Rol-Tech, the 60 block of Elm Street, Fort Loramie, on a report of a person who had passed out.
Police log MONDAY -7:57 a.m.: Lost property. Garcia Sanchez, 42, 500 N. Vandemark Road, Apt. 24, reported his Mexican passport was missing or lost. FRIDAY -3:44 a.m.: Theft/criminal damaging/endangering. Police responded to Sidney Care Center, 510 Buckeye Ave., where two people reported their cars were broken into. Kira Sierra, 23, 436 S. Clay St.,Troy, reported her locked vehicle was broken into and a console and birth certificate were stolen. Misty Emans, 30, 425 Shie Ave., reported that a vehicle title was
stolen from her vehicle. -5:59 a.m.: Theft. Police responded to 302 Cherokee Drive, where Lois Sommers, 49, reported that a Tom Tom GPS unit valued at $150 was stolen from her vehicle.
Fire, rescue SUNDAY -4:26 a.m.: medical. Sidney Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 600 block of Michigan Street. -4:19 a.m.: injury. Paramedics were dispatched to the 2500 block of North Kuther Road for an injury. SATURDAY -10:07 p.m.: medical.
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flective talks. Those talks include “Life’s Journey,” “God’s Friendship,” “Results of God’s Friendship,” “The Eucharist,” “Obstacles to God’s Friendship” and “The Sacraments.” The senior leaders attended Kairos-31 last year as juniors to prepare to lead this year’s retreat. Similarly, a group of juniors are attending this retreat with the seniors to prepare to lead Kairos-33 for their classmates next December. Other schools wishing to adopt the Kairos retreat model also have to work with another school for training. Nearly two decades ago, student and adult leaders from Alter High School welcomed prospective leaders from Lehman Catholic. This year, Lehman will provide training for student and adult leaders from Lima Central Catholic High School.
SUNDAY -12:55 p.m.: accident. Fort Loramie and Houston rescue units and Houston firefighters responded to a traffic accident in the 5000 block of Houston Road in Loramie Township. No details were available. SATURDAY -5:12 p.m.: larceny. A deputy responded to 10440 Kaiser Road in Washington Township to investigate the theft of a game player. -2:30 p.m.: shots fired. Deputies were dispatched to the 5000 block of State Route 29 in Green Township on a report shots had been fired at hunters. -10:00 a.m.: burglary. A deputy responded to 12191 State Route 363 in McLean Township on a report campers had been broken into. FRIDAY -8:28 p.m.: assault. Deputies were dispatched to 1888 Kuther Road on a report of a fight between juveniles. -3:29 p.m.: burglary. Deputies responded to 12198 State Route 3363 in McLean Township on a report several campers had been broken into overnight. -12:02 p.m.: Burglary. Deputies responded to 13940 State Route 274 on a report of a motor home being broken into. -9:14 a.m.: Accident with injuries. Deputies along with the Ohio
Medics were dispatched to the 2300 block of Armstrong Drive for a medical call. -10:57 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to the 500 block of North Vandemark Road on a medical call. -9:14 a.m.: accident. Sidney paramedics responded to the 86 mile marker of I-75 to an automobile accident. -8 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to the 900 block of Fair Road on a medical call.
Accidents Sidney Police responded to three different traffic accidents on Nov. 24, the first involving John Dicke, 25, 112 W. Bennett St., who hit a vehicle being driven by Wendy Barker, 40, 2511 N. Main Ave.. in the 400 block of Russell Road.
Dicke was turning onto Russell Road when he collided with Barker. Dicke was cited for right of way turning left. • Jereme Wiley, 34, 804 Clinton Ave., hit a car being driven by Steven Brun, 19, 745 Broadway Ave., on Broadway Avenue. Wiley was attempting to turn onto Johnston Drive when he hit Brun. Wiley was cited for a right of way violation and was also cited for driving under suspension. • Evan Glaze, 26, 2459 Alpine Court, struck a car being driven by Tammy Barhorst, 48, 15782 County Road 25A, Anna, as both cars were traveling eastbound on Ohio 47 at the Folkerth intersection. Glaze’s foot reportedly slipped off of the brake causing him to hit the back of Barhorst’s vehicle. Glaze was cited for maintaining assured clear distance.
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DEATH NOTICES Robert J. ‘Bob’ Grieshop COLDWATER — Robert J. “Bob” Grieshop, 77, of 301 S. Second St., Coldwater, died at 2:42 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Mercer County Community Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Dec. 7. at Holy Trinity Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
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Diane L. Walker PIQUA — Diane L. Walker, 52, of 324 Wilson Ave., Piqua, died at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at her residence. Private arrangements for the family are being provided through Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home.
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PIQUA — Barbara L. Dankworth, 77, of 1047 Boone St., Piqua, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born May 28, 1934, in Piqua, the daughter of to the late Jay and Helen (Lachet) Ward. Survivors include her former husband, William Dankworth Sr. of Piqua; four sons, Douglas (Kiyoko) Dankworth of Lavonia, Mich., William Jr. (Kim) of Dankworth Maineville, and James Dankworth and Matthew (Robin) Dankworth all of Piqua; four daughters, Gail (Rick) Denning of Sidney, Lori (Lance) Lamphar of Piqua, Angie (Tom) Thornton of Sidney, Melissa (Charles) Millard of Cincinnati. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, Jeffrey Dankworth, Jackie (Mike) Bertke, Lindsay (J.R.) Maldonado, Eric and Andrew Lamphar, Rebecca, Travis Thornton, Alex (Michelle) Millard, Abbey, Patrick, Christopher, Ian, and Andy Millard, Tony (Rebekah) Denning, Tim and Michael Denning, Nicci Bevington; and six great-grandchildren, Joseph Bertke, Jacob Maldonado, Victoria,
Christian, Lily, and Katie Denning. She was preceded in death by two brothers. M r s . Dankworth was a graduate of Piqua Catholic High School, a loving mother, and worked as the activities director for Piqua Manor Nursing Home for more than 33 years. She was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a faithful participant with the St. Clare Chapel. In addition to her family she enjoyed gardening, walking and reading. She will be missed by her family and many friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 7, 2011, at St. Mary Catholic Church by the Rev. Martin Fox. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m.Tuesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home where a prayer service will be conducted at 4 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 528 Broadway, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.
Lyndel ‘Lyn’ L. Belcher CELINA — Lyndel “Lyn” L. Belcher, 46, of 6715 Hillside Court, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Miami Valley Hospital, following an automobile accident Wednesday. He was born July 1, 1965. the son of Hal and Sharon (Neumeyer) Belcher who both survive him in Celina. He married Janet M. Purpus, Sept. 7, 1991, and she preceded him in death on March 10, 1994. He is also survived by his children, Benjamin of Celina and Dustin and Lexi, both of Anna; a sister and brother, Lisa and Rob Albers of Minster and Eric and Janet Belcher of Minster; and grandparents Elster and June Belcher. He attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma, and was a high school CCD teacher at Coldwater and an OHSAA basketball official.
He was a former CYO CCD teacher and active at “Down at the Farm” at St. Augustine C a t h o l i c Church, Minster, and a former CCD teacher and Lector at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, McCartyville. He was employed as a store manager in Piqua for Sherwin Williams. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday Dec. 8, 2011 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Minster, by the Rev. Rick Nieberding. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be at St. Augustine Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to his children’s educational fund through Minster Bank. Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Robert W. Bosslet Sr. ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Robert W. Bosslet Sr. fortified was with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Friday. Dec. 2, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Florence C. Bosslet (nee Bogucki); father of Dr. Kenneth F. (Jeanie) Bosslet, Kathleen J. (the late Terry) King, Timothy M. (Jamie) and the late Robert W. Jr. (Alissa) Bosslet; he was the loving grandfather of Robert III, Elliott, Anne, Gabe (Sarah), Zack (Sherri), Kelty (Rick), Tracy (Amy), Kevin (Colleen) and Alex, Matt and Leslie; and dearest great-grandpa of Simon, Eli, Florence, Sophia, Nolan, Liam, Alyson, Andrew, Austin and Cecilia; dear brother of Joseph, Anthony, Jackie Conant, Charles, Richard, Michael, and late Mary Jane Kuntz, James and Edward Bosslet; dear
Celina man dies of injuries received in automobile crash WAPAKONETA — Lyndel L. Belcher, 46 of 6715 Hillside Court, Celina, died Friday of injuries received in an auto accident early Wednesday morning. The Wapakoneta post of the Ohio Highway Patrol said Belcher was injured in a crash at the intersection of Ohio 219 and Ohio 66 in Auglaize County, just south of St. Marys. Troopers said Belcher, driving eastbound on Ohio 219, failed to stop at the intersection with Ohio
66 and crashed into the rear of a semi-tractor trailer. The vehicle was pinned under the trailer of the rig after its axle rode over the hood and windshield of Belcher’s auto, injuring him severely. He was transported to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, and later transferred to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton where he died. Troopers said Belcher was the only occupant of the vehicle.
Deputies investigate teacher’s death CELINA — Mercer County Sheriff ’s deputies are investigating the apparent drowning death of Paul Mizer, 56, a Marion Local Elementary School teacher. Deputies said Mizer was found dead in the pond at the Maria Stein Spiritual Center on St. John’s Road after the sheriff ’s office received a call from Penny Mizer, wife of the victim, stating he had left the house between 4:30 and 5 a.m. The body was discov-
ered at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. No other details are being released at this time. Mizer was reportedly distraught after being arrested Friday by deputies on alleged sexual imposition charges involving a minor. The alleged crime was not committed on school property or during school hours. Taken to the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility, he was later released after his wife posted bond.
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brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. Bob proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of American Legion Post 422 Kusaj Barlog Zero. Bob and Flo were charter parishioners of St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church. Funeral services will be conducted from Kutus Affton Chapel, 10151 Gravois, St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 9:30 a.m. to St. Simon Church for a 10 a.m. Mass. Burial will be in National Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 3 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Simon the Apostle Church, 10111 Mueller Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123.
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$2.5 billion it borrowed to keep its unemployment trust fund afloat for the last two years. That boils down to an average of $21 per employee in 2012. The state’s fund ran out in January 2009 when taxes paid by employers were no longer enough to cover the cost of benefits issued to jobless workers, causing the state to have to borrow from the federal government. “Employers will be surprised. Nobody follows this,” said Andrew Doehrel, president of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. “When you say $21, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but start multiplying that number by 100 or 200 employees and it will have an impact. Anytime you add costs, it hurts job creation.”
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House speaker blasts GOP chairman COLUMBUS (AP) â€” A schism in Ohioâ€™s Republican Party is growing, amid a weekend exchange between the partyâ€™s chairman and the GOP speaker of the state House in which both accuse the other of not having the partyâ€™s best interests at heart. In a memo Friday night to the House GOP caucus, Speaker William Batchelder wrote that Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine exhibited â€œquestionable leadership tactics and poor decision making.â€? The memo was first obtained by The Columbus Dispatch. The memo came after
a meeting Friday of the state GOPâ€™s Central Committee where DeWine said Gov. John Kasich was â€œaggressively recruiting candidatesâ€? to run against many of the committeeâ€™s incumbents. The 66-member committee unanimously elected DeWine party chairman in 2009. Kasichâ€™s antipathy toward DeWine is no secret â€” after defeating thenGov. Ted Strickland in 2010, Kasich asked DeWine to step down as party chairman. Kasich again snubbed DeWine this summer by skipping the partyâ€™s annual state dinner in Cleveland. his memo, In
Batchelder writes that he had been reluctant to publicly discuss frustrations about state party operations. He concludes that â€œwe cannot have a situation where the state party, and the Governor, and the Speaker of the House do not have a trusting and cooperative partnership.â€? In the memo, Batchelder accuses DeWine of: â€˘ Refusing to lend party resources to incumbent House members who were opposed in primary elections â€˘ Refusing House Republicans access to state party equipment â€˘ Discouraging donors
from contributing to House Republicans â€˘ Refusing to allow House Republicans to participate in leadership meetings and conference calls. B a t c h e l d e r spokesman Mike Dittoe declined to comment further on Saturday. He told The Columbus Dispatch that the speaker believes DeWine should resign. In an email response to Batchelder, DeWine wrote that he is troubled that the speaker decided to criticize him and the state GOP â€œin a very public mannerâ€? instead of discussing their problems privately. DeWine said he was
not being critical of the governor in his speech Friday, but rather the people surrounding Ohioâ€™s chief executive. â€œI referenced Governor Kasichâ€™s team because I worry that are not serving him or our party. â€œWhenever an elected has people official around him who are motivated by ego, power, or profit, friends of that elected official owe him the courtesy of a warning that he deserves better counsel.â€? DeWine contends that he has reached out to both Kasich and Batchelder â€” both of whom have not returned
his calls. transcript of A DeWineâ€™s speech before the central committee reads â€œI called Governor Kasich yesterday. I left a voicemail on his cell phone and asked him to call me back so we can meet and keep our party together. Out of respect for our governor I wonâ€™t disclose the exact words I left.â€? Batchelder and DeWine ended their missives with a plea for party unity leading up to the 2012 presidential election, with both expressing a desire to see President Barack Obama unseated by a Republican.
More tax income, less Identical twins both officials in same Ohio county spending aids budget COLUMBUS (AP) â€” While a national report shows states are struggling to find cash amid economic uncertainty, an Ohio agency reports that the state is taking in more tax money than expected while spending less than the recently-enacted budget projects. A November report from the Ohio Office of Management and Budget showed that for the first third of this fiscal year, beginning July 1, the state saw an extra $96 million in tax revenue going to the fund that pays for most state operations, the Dayton Daily News reported (http://bit.ly/vijk5W ). The increase is primarily due to stronger than expected sales tax receipts, according to the budget office. The state has also
spent less during the same period â€” about $268 million below estimates laid out in the twoyear budget adopted in June. Part of the dip in spending could be attributed to changes in the way Medicaid is paid for. According to the office, those payments may be delayed and could catch up later. The general revenue fund, where rising tax revenue and declining spending numbers come from, pays for state education, prisons, Medicaid, environmental protection and other services. The budget allocates slightly more than $27 billion in spending this year. Meanwhile, a report by the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Budget Officers, the
â€œFall 2011 Fiscal Survey of States,â€? found that Ohio is better off than most, which have been hard-hit by the economic downturn, weak economic growth and the end of the federal stimulus. State Budget Director Tim Keen and his aides are still studying the national report, â€œbut the initial reaction here is that Ohio is doing well in comparison to other states in what has been â€” and will continue to be â€” a very challenging and uncertain economic climate,â€? Keenâ€™s spokesman Dave Pagnard told the newspaper in an email. Despite spending less than projected, Ohio was one of 43 states whose general fund spending for 2012 was up from 2011, according to the national report.
AEP and chief operating officer of American Electric Power Ohio, said those customers that will see the largest increases are not typical. Most customers will see rate cuts or smaller increases, he said. Most of the smallbusiness customers that will see higher rates fall into a usage category that makes up about 15 percent of AEPâ€™s electricity sales to businesses. The proposed agreement is part of a larger plan that will give AEP $151 million in additional base-rate income next year, which it says it needs in order to cover its own rising costs and begin a three-year transition to a deregulated market. In a statement, PUCO spokesman Matt Butler said the agency â€œis concerned with the interests of all customer classes and feels that the (AEP plan) as a whole is in the best public interest and benefits ratepayers and the state of Ohio.â€? When told about the rate increases for small businesses, Gov. John Kasich said his office isnâ€™t involved in the negotiations of the utilities commission. The rate cuts for large manufacturers are necessary for those companies to be able to compete on a national and international scale, said Michael Kurtz, the lead attorney for the Ohio Energy Group, a coalition of large manufacturers that was part of the agreement negotiations. He told the newspaper that the plan is a
From Page 1 good deal for Ohio because it would institute a multi-year transition to prices set by market forces, which he said will lead to fairer prices
for everyone. â€”â€”â€” Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.co m
MANSFIELD (AP) â€” People could be forgiven for double-takes at a recent swearing in ceremony for a law director in a central Ohio city, since the man who administered the oath of office is the law directorâ€™s identical twin brother. Richland County Juvenile Court Judge Ron Spon administered the oath of office last week to twin John Spon, who was elected law director on Nov. 8 for the city of Mansfield in Richland County, the Mansfield News Journal reported. Many people find it difficult to distinguish the brothers, and the judge received unexpectedly some mistaken handshakes after the ceremony.
â€œThree people came up and congratulated me on my win,â€? Ron Spon said, smiling. Their mother, Dorothy Spon, said the twins werenâ€™t above gradeschool pranks revolving around their similarity. â€œOn April Foolsâ€™ Day, they used to change classes â€” and the teachers never knew,â€? she said. â€œOne said to the other, â€˜Well, I hope you made good grades.â€™ â€œ But there are differences between the brothers. John Spon became a Democrat, while his brother became a Republican. The judge believes his brother John was always the more outgoing twin.
All his life, his older brother tried to turn the slight edge he had in age to advantage, Ron Spon said. â€œOf course, you canâ€™t pull much rank from seven minutes,â€? Ron Spon said. John Spon said Ron was the nicer one. â€œI probably didnâ€™t always treat him as well as he treated me,â€? John Spon said. While John wanted to go into law, since he was a young boy, Ron Spon said he considered psychology and the ministry before settling into law. Ron Spon was first to move to the Mansfield area. John Spon worked in Dayton for a while before settling in the county.
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Iran says it shot down spy plane TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s armed forces have shot down an unmanned U.S. spy plane that violated Iranian airspace along the country’s eastern border, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday. An unidentified military official quoted in the report warned of a strong and crushing response to any violations of the country’s airspace by American drone aircraft. “An advanced RQ-170 unmanned American spy plane was shot down by Iran’s armed forces. It suffered minor damage and is now in possession of Iran’s armed forces,” IRNA quoted the official as saying. No further details were published.
Dad, son die in blast BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say explosions have killed six people, including a father and son who were assembling a makeshift bomb that accidentally detonated inside their home. The two were killed in the northern city of Kirkuk on Sunday. Police Col. Anwar Qadir said the man’s wife, daughter and another child were injured in the blast, which damaged their home. In Baghdad, a roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi military convoy in the capital’s western suburb of Abu Ghraib. A police official says four soldiers were killed. A health official confirmed the casualty figures from that attack. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.
‘Twilight’ stays bright LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest “Twilight” movie cast the longest shadow with $16.9 million for a third-straight No. 1 finish during one of the year’s slowest weekends at the box office. Business was dismal, with box-office tracker Hollywood.com estimating Sunday that domestic revenues totaled just $82 million. That puts it barely ahead of Hollywood’s worst haul of the year, when revenues were $81.5 million over the second weekend in September.
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Lost lobster tag found in Ireland OHASSET, Mass. (AP) — A tag from a lobster pot that was swept off the New England sea floor two decades ago during what came to be known as “The Perfect Storm” has washed up 3,000 miles away in Ireland. The pot that held the tag with Cohasset lobsterman Richard Figueiredo’s name on it was one of hundreds he lost when the vicious storm on the Atlantic Ocean struck off New England in 1991. Rosemary Hill of Waterville in County Kerry found the tag on a beach last year, but the 39-year-old beachcomber put it aside with other beach souvenirs. Last week, she decided to try to contact Figueiredo and found him through his son Rich’s Facebook account.
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Pivotal week for euro BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe’s government-debt crisis, which has dragged on for more than two years, is entering a pivotal week, as leaders across the continent converge to prevent a collapse of the euro and a global financial panic that could result. Expectations are rising that Friday’s summit of leaders of the 27 countries in the European Union will yield a breakthrough. An agreement on tighter integration of the 17 EU countries that use the euro — especially on budget matters — would be seen as a crucial first step. That could trigger further emergency aid from the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund or some combination, analysts say. The coming days “will decide if the
euro will survive or not,” Emma Marcegaglia, the head of Italy’s industrial lobby, Confindustria, said Sunday. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi and even U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will star in a 5-day financial drama leading up to the summit. If the summit is a failure, Sarkozy warned last week, “the world will not wait for Europe.” Sarkozy and Merkel meet in Paris on Monday to unveil a proposal for closer political and economic ties between the 17 euro countries. While the leaders differ on some of the details, their cooperation has been so tight they have come to be known by a single name — “Merkozy.”
The two agree overall on the need for tougher, enforceable rules that would prevent governments from spending or borrowing too much — and on certain penalties for persistent violators. “Where we today have agreements, we need in the future to have legally binding regulations,” Merkel said Friday. Merkel wants to change the basic EU treaty to reflect the tougher rules on euro countries and make them enforceable. Even if there is general agreement on Friday, actually putting new rules in place through treaty changes could take more than a year. And many economists fear the new rules alone would not be enough to halt the rise in Europe’s borrowing costs.
Postwar Marines: smaller, less focused on land war WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Iraq war ending and an Afghanistan exit in sight, the Marine Corps is beginning a historic shift, returning to its roots as a seafaring force that will get smaller, lighter and, it hopes, less bogged down in land wars. This moment of change happens to coincide with a reorienting of American security priorities to the Asia-Pacific region, where China has been building military muscle during a decade of U.S. preoccupation in the greater Middle East. That suits the Marines, who see the Pacific as a home away from home. After two turns at combat in Iraq, first as invaders in the 2003 march to Baghdad and later as occupiers of landlocked Anbar province, the Marines left the country in early 2010 to reinforce the fight in southern Over that Afghanistan. stretch the Marines became what the former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, has called their own “worst nightmare” — a second American land army, a static, ground-pounding auxiliary force. That’s scary for the Marines because, for some in Congress, it raises this question: Does a nation drowning in debt really need two armies? Gen. James F. Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, says that misses the real point. He argues that the Marines, while willing and able to operate from dug-in positions on land, are uniquely equipped and
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THIS MARCH 30, 2009, file photo shows U.S. marines from 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment preparing for a mission in Ramadi, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, Iraq. With the Iraq war ending and an Afghanistan exit in sight, the Marine Corps is beginning a historic shift — a return to its roots as a seafaring force that will get smaller, lighter and, it hopes, less bogged down in land wars. trained to do much more. They can get to any crisis, on land, at sea or in the air, on a moment’s notice. He is eager to see the Iraq and Afghanistan missions completed so the Marines can return to their traditional role as an expeditionary force. “We need to get back to our bread and butter,” Amos told Marines Nov. 23 at Camp Lawton, a U.S. special operations base in Afghanistan’s Herat province. That begins, he said, with moves such as returning to a pattern of continuous rota-
tions of Marines to the Japanese island of Okinawa, home of the 3rd Marine Division formed in the early days of World War II. The rotation of infantry battalions to Okinawa was interrupted by the Iraq war. After the March 2003 invasion, that war evolved into a bigger, costlier and longer-lasting counterinsurgency campaign than the Pentagon or the Marines had anticipated. Amos says he plans to begin lining up infantry battalion rotations for Okinawa even before the 2014 target
date for ending U.S. combat in Afghanistan. Another element of this return-to-our-roots approach is the decision announced in late November to rotate Marines to Australia for training with Australian forces from an Australian army base in Darwin, beginning in 2012. Up to 2,500 Marines, infantry units as well as aviation squadrons and combat logistic battalions, will go there from Okinawa or other Marine stations in Japan and elsewhere in the Pacific for a few months at a time.
Election results show Islamists dominant CAIRO (AP) — Islamist parties captured an overwhelming majority of votes in the first round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections, setting up a power struggle with the much weaker liberals behind the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak 10 months ago. A hard-line religious group that wants to impose strict Islamic law made a strong showing with nearly a quarter of the ballots, according to results released Sunday. The tallies offer only a partial indication of how the new parliament will look. There are still two more rounds of voting in 18 of the country’s 27
provinces over the coming month and runoff elections on Monday and Tuesday to determine almost all of the seats allocated for individuals in the first round. But the grip of the Islamists over the next parliament appears set, particularly considering their popularity in provinces voting in the next rounds. The High Election Commission said the Islamic fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party garnered 36.6 percent of the 9.7 million valid ballots cast for party lists. The Nour Party, a more hard-line
Islamist group, captured 24.4 percent. The strong Islamist showing worries liberal parties, and even some religious parties, who fear the two groups will work to push a religious agenda. It has also left many of the youthful activists behind the uprising that ousted Mubarak in February feeling that their revolution has been hijacked. Since Mubarak’s fall, the groups that led the uprising and Islamists have been locked in a fight over the country’s new constitution. The new parliament will be tasked, in the-
MAIL and it won’t register until the service goes away,” said Jim Corridore, analyst with S&P Capital IQ, who tracks the shipping industry. “Over time, to the extent the customer service experience gets worse, it will only increase the shift away from mail to alternatives. There’s almost nothing you can’t do online that you can do by mail.” The cuts, now being finalized, would close roughly 250 of the nearly 500 mail processing centers across the country as early as next March. Be-
ory, with selecting a 100-member panel to draft the new constitution. But adding to tensions, the ruling military council that took over from Mubarak has suggested it will choose 80 of those members, and said parliament will have no say in naming a new government. “The conflict will be over the soul of Egypt,” said Nabil Abdel-Fattah, a senior researcher at the state-sponsored Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies, calling the new parliament “transitional” with a “very conservative Islamic” outlook.
From Page 1 cause the consolidations typically would lengthen the distance mail travels from post office to processing center, the agency also would lower delivery standards for first-class mail that have been in place since 1971. Currently, first-class mail is supposed to be delivered to homes and businesses within the continental U.S. in one day to three days. That will lengthen to two days to three days, meaning mailers no longer could expect next-day delivery in surrounding com-
munities. Periodicals could take between two days and nine days. About 42 percent of firstclass mail is now delivered the following day. An additional 27 percent arrives in two days, about 31 percent in three days and less than 1 percent in four days to five days. Following the change next spring, about 51 percent of all first-class mail is expected to arrive in two days, with most of the remainder delivered in three days. The consolidation of mail processing centers is in addi-
tion to the planned closing of about 3,700 local post offices. In all, roughly 100,000 postal employees could be cut as a result of the various closures, resulting in savings of up to $6.5 billion a year. Expressing urgency to reduce costs, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in an interview that the agency has to act while waiting for Congress to grant it authority to reduce delivery to five days a week, raise stamp prices and reduce health care and other labor costs.
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Jackson Center plans homecoming
This Evening • The New Bremen public Library will host a family craft at 6 p.m. for parents and children. Registration required: call (419) 629-2158. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts Storytime for children 3, 4 and 5 and not yet in kindergarten from 6 to 6:30 p.m. • Minster Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Minster Historical Society Museum, 112 Fourth St., Minster. • Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, on the corner of Broadway Avenue and Russell Road. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Christian Center, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen. • Anna Civic Association meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Anna Library. New members with new ideas always are welcome.
Tuesday Morning • The F.J. Stallo Memorial Library of Minster will host Storytime for children 3, 4 and 5 from 10:30 to 11 a.m.
Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.
Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and care givers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. • 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 information, call (419) 581-6065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomroy Ave. • The New Bremen Public Library will hold Storytime at 6:30 p.m. All ages are invited to join in for stories, songs and more. • Asthma Awareness educational classes will be 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 information, call (419) 394-3335, ext. 2004. • Minster Veterans of Foreign Wars meets for lunch at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on S. Cleveland Street, Minster. A meeting will follow the meal. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Apostolic Temple, 210 Pomroy Ave. • The New Bremen Public Library hosts Storytime for all ages at 6:30 p.m. • The Tri-county Computer Users Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community Amos Center Library and computer area. The meeting is open to anyone using computers and there is no charge. For information, call 492-8790. • 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 www.melodymenchorus.org. • 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 Amos Memorial Public Library offers Mother Goose Time at 9:15 a.m. for babies, 3 months through 23 months, along with a parent or caregiver. • 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.
JACKSON CENTER — “Enchanted Evening” has been chosen as the theme for the 2011 homecoming at Jackson Center High School Friday and Dec. 17. The homecoming king and queen will be crowned Friday during a program preceding the boys junior varsity basketball game against Fairlawn High School which will also feature a performance by the Tiger Marching Band under the direction of Susie Harris at 6 p.m. followed by a dance Dec. 17. 2010 royalty, Mackenzie May and Kevin McGowan, will crown the new king and queen. The candidates for queen are Tara Jones, the daughter of Brian
Mangen. Kindergarten crown bearers are Macy Klopfenstein, the daughter of Darell and Julie Klopfenstein, and Carson Lundy, the son of Donna Gold and Michael Lundy. The annual high school homecoming dance will be Dec. 17 from 8 to 11 p.m. The Jackson Center High School Student Council is sponsoring the dance and music will be played by Backdraft Productions.
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Sept. 11 DVD available The Sidney Civic Band has produced a DVD of its Sept. 11 Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Concert which was at Lehman High School Sept. 11, 2011. More than 60 band members performed 26 musical numbers that night. The concert also featured soloist Gregory Ashe, bagpiper Sgt. Del Braund, (Ret.), a 15-member chorus and an 11member handbell choir. More than 1,200 people attended. The two-DVD set captures the sights and sounds of the community concert which was sponsored by Emerson Climate Technologies and held in gratitude to Shelby County’s first responders who were also a featured part of the night’s event. The DVDs will be on sale at the Christmas concert for $15 each and the proceeds will benefit the band’s newlycreated student apprenticeship program starting in 2012. To place an order by mail, send a $15 check (which includes postage/handling) per DVD set to the Sidney Civic Band, 1106 Taft Street, Sidney, OH 45365. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. has sung several times with the band, both in Sidney and Piqua when the choral society has been featured. Born in Hampton, Va., now teaches high school drama and choir at The Christian Academy, directs the church choir at the Grace Baptist Church, and gives private voice lessons. She has been active in the Sidney community, directing musicals at Sidney High School and at The Christian Academy. Joines was also the vocal director for the Sidney Dance Com-
pany’s production of “Annie.” Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus are portrayed by a New Knoxville couple, Greg and Kay Barlow. They made their first appearance with the band this summer, and the colorful costumes they wear were hand-made by a friend. They have performed on behalf of Altrusa, at the Sidney Memorial Public Library and the Salvation Army, as well as at private parties and nursing homes. According to Kay, “We get as much out of the experience of portraying Mr. and Mrs. Claus as those who visit us. It really is true — kids say the darndest things!” Audience members of all ages are invited to take their cameras and to pose for pictures with the Clauses during the concert’s intermission. There is no charge for the photographs. The Sidney Civic Band is continues its partnership with the Relay for life Team of the First Church of God, who will be serving refreshments at intermission. A lucky concert goer will get an opportunity to win a Spot pie donated by Mike Jannides of the Spot Restaurant. The Sidney Civic Band’s Christmas concert is sponsored in part by Emerson Climate Technologies and the Community Foundation of Shelby County. Anyone wishing to support the band can still make a 2011 donation; it is tax deductible. A check can be mailed to the Sidney Civic Band, P.O. Box 298, Sidney, OH 45365-0298. Donations of $100 or more will receive a complimentary copy of the Sept. 11 Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Concert DVD set. In the event of questionable weather, concert goers may call 492-9648 after noon on the day of the concert to confirm that the concert will proceed as planned. Admission is free.
Local Elks gets funds The Sidney Elks Lodge No. 786 has received a $2,000 Beacon Grant from the Elks National Foundation. The lodge received the opportunity to apply for the grant as one of 50, randomly selected lodges in the Community Investments Program. This pilot program was developed by the foundation to help lodges show their communities the positive impact the lodges have. Sidney Lodge Secretary Christi Thomas said the application
was completed in October requesting funds to purchase supplies for Compassionate Care of Shelby County.
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blush, chiffon, tea-length dress with satin trim and matching jacket. Their wrist corsages comprised white dendrobium orchids, lily grass and variegated pittisporum with sheer white ribbons. An hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dance reception at St. James Hall and Patio at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort followed the ceremony. The couple will take a honeymoon trip next summer. They reside in Central, S.C. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Sidney High School and a 2007 graduate of Miami University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in special education. The bridegroom graduated from Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Ill., in 2003, from Miami University in 2007 with a Bachelor
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Erin Elizabeth Mascho and Adam Nathan Blott, both of Central, S.C., were united in marriage July 23, 2011, at 5 p.m. in Disney’s Wedding Pavilion at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Judy Mascho, of Sidney. Her grandparents are Duanne Biegala, of Maumee, and Frank Mascho, of Louisville, Ky. The bridegroom is the son of Don and MaryKay Blott, of Glen Ellyn, Ill. His grandparents are Margaret Blott, of Mukwonago, Wisc., and Gene Zarek, of Naples, Fla. Rev. Jack Day performed the ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless, white, A-line gown with short train by Alfred Angelo. It was detailed with cascading layers of organza from the bottom of the bust to the ground. The top of the dress was ruched and detailed with small crystal embellishments. She carried a round bouquet filled with hot pink dahlias, orange mokara orchids, white freesia, yellow mini calla lilies and stephanotis. The bouquet was accented with lily grass loops, framed with monstera leaves and had Swarovski crystals scattered throughout. Krista Foley, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Jen Mascho, sister-inlaw of the bride, Sarah Carstensen, cousin of the bride, and Lauren Barbato. Alissa Foley, niece of the bride, was the flower girl. The attendants wore cobalt blue, strapless, tea-length dresses in satin with organza overlays. They had contrasting, lipstick-pink sashes and hems and white flowers at the waists. The bridesmaids carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet, lacking stephanotis and crystals. Ben Blott served as his brother’s best man. Groomsmen were Brad Mascho, brother of the bride, Scott Langille and Brian Sheldon. Jacob Foley, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer. The bride’s mother wore a celadon green, knee-length, satin skirt with a top detailed in white lace. The bridegroom’s mother wore a
The Sidney Civic Band will present its annual Christmas concert Sunday at 3 p.m. at the First Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road. The concert will feature soloists Gregory Ashe, Maureen Joines, Tom Richard and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. The concert will include not only traditional Christmas selections such as “Let it Snow,” and “O Holy Night,” but also includes other numbers such as “A Fireside Christmas,” “March of the Toys” and “A Ruth Lyon’s Christmas.” Master of ceremonies Chris Gibbs will narrate “Christmas Rhapsody” by James Curnow that gives an overview of the entire Christmas story via music and word. Included are the creation, prophecy of Christ’s birth, annunciation to the shepherds and wise men and Christ’s birth in the manger. It concludes with “Glory to God in the Highest.” Soloist Gregory Ashe has performed with the band for the past five years. The lyric tenor has sung many roles, among them Paulino (“Il matrimonio di segretto”), Alfred (“Die Fledermaus”), Pasquin (“Le docteur miracle”), Basilio (“Le nozze di Figaro”), Apollo (“Gli amori d’Apollo e di Dafne,” American premiere), Duke (“Patience”), Man (“Wearing White,” world premiere), Acis (“Acis and Galatea”), Mr. Erlanson (“A Little Night Music”) and Sportin’ Life (“Porgy and Bess”). Ashe was most recently seen in “Arias in Motion,” a performance of the Opera Works Emerging Artist Program in Los Angeles. He has also sung with Bowling Green State University’s Opera Theatre and Concert Series, the Masterworks Chorale of Toledo, and the Gateway Choral Society of Sidney. He has joined the Detroit Opera chorus for the 2011-2012 season and performed in concert with soprano Monique You. Maureen Joines is well known in the area. She is a longstanding member of the Gateway Choral Society and has performed both soprano and alto solos for eight years. She is the soprano section leader in the society and
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FSA moves toward paperless operation The USDA Farm submit their current Service Agency ofemail address to the fices are progressing county office at any toward a paperless time. operation and proNew form ducers are requested USDA has authorto submit their reized a new form, spective email adCCC-931 “Average dress and thereby Adjusted Gross Inenroll in the new FSA news come (AGI) CertificaGovDelivery system. Roger Lentz tion and Consent to This new system Disclosure of Tax Inwill provide notices, newslet- formation.” This form will ters and electronic reminders apply to all 2009, 2010, 2011 instead of “hard copy” corre- and 2012 programs that are spondence through the mail. subject to AGI compliance. FSA, like many other or- FSA will no longer accept ganizations, is attempting to CCC-926, CCC-927, or CCCwork smarter and be more ef- 928 for any program. The ficient in communication. new form is a combination of Moving to electronic notifica- the Average Adjusted Gross tion via email will assist to Income (AGI) Certification conserve resources and save and Consent to Disclosure of taxpayer dollars. Tax Information forms previInterested producers may ously used by FSA. subscribe to receive email upForm CCC-931 is available dates by going to the USDA at the FSA office or may be GovDelivery sign-up page downloaded by visiting the found at the following web ad- Ohio FSA website at d r e s s : www.fsa.usda.gov/oh. This http://www.fsa.usda.gov/sub- subject form is located under scribe and are encouraged the section titled “I Want To”
on the homepage. Producers may print and mail the form to the County office. FSA employees will review the form for accuracy before forwarding it to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If CCC-931 is incomplete, the producer will be notified and corrections will be completed prior to FSA forwarding it to the designated agency. Producers with FSA-211, “Power of Attorney” authorization will not be permitted to use the FSA-211 to complete the CCC-931. Producers who failed to file these forms before September 2011 will receive a notice from the national office stating that the producer is ineligible for 2010 and/or 2011 payments. Contact the county office for questions and /or clarification of the AGI procedure.
Changes, etc. Landowners or operators are reminded to report any changes of land ownership, farm operator, bank account, estate, etc., to the county of-
fice. Cropland changes into nonagricultural uses should also be reported. In the event of a new or changed bank account that could affect the direct deposit of your FSA payments, contact the county office for an update on our files to insure continued or uninterrupted service. A check marked “void” from your correct or designated financial institution should be submitted for completing the change. This notification of any other farm changes will render our office records current and enable the Farm Service Agency to correspond with the correct persons or producers in a timely manner.
15- or 30-day period and may be requested by telephone.
Emergency loans Due to adverse weather from Feb. 2 through July 31, 2011, experienced in most Ohio counties, the Secretary of Agriculture has authorized the availability of emergency loans for physical losses incurred. Loan applications will be accepted through May 7, 2012. Loan approval will be contingent upon available funds.
Cindy Bowman We extend sincere appreciation to Cindy Bowman for some 33 years of dedicated and exemplary service to the Farm Service Agency and the producers of Shelby County. Cindy retired this past Wednesday and we wish her well and the very best in those well-deserved retirement years!
Authorization to move or release grain, mortgaged by the Commodity Credit Corp. must be approved by FSA prior to the transport for sale, feeding, seed cleaning. etc., or movement of the loan quanThe writer is executive ditity from bin to bin. A release rector of the Shelby County may be granted for either a Farm Service Agency.
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Jason Gibbs recently participated in the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation Young Cattlemen’s Conference in Columbus as a delegate from Shelby County. Gibbs is co-owner of Gibbs LLC and manages 336 acres of crops, woods and pastures along with raising 115 head of Gelbvieh cattle. He is a 2011 graduate of the Ohio State University where he received a degree in animal sciences. This year’s three-day leadership development program brought together 14 young cattlemen and women from across the state to develop future spokespeople for the beef industry. Among activities, delegates participated in a spokesperson-training program and traveled to the Ohio State House where they met with Rep. David Hall, 97th District, chairman of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Later, delegates were led through a mini Beef 509; learned about the U.S. Farmer and Rancher Alliance; got an overview of the social media environment; and were updated on the Livestock Care Standards Board. Young cattle farmers interested in attending the 2012 YCC should contact Andy Johnson at (614) 873-6736 for details.
more than 300 diverse careers through agricultural education," said Dwight Armstrong, chief executive officer of the National FFA Organization. “FFA scholarships are paving the way for future industry leaders to get the education they deserve.” Scholarship guidelines and the application available at are www.cargill.com, keyword scholarship, and at www.ffa.org. The application signature page requires the signature of a local Cargill employee. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 15. Scholarships will be awarded in May.
Symposium scheduled Dec. 15 — WILMINGTON The third annual Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium (OGFS) will be Dec. 15 at the Roberts Centre and Holiday Inn in Wilmington. Grain farmers throughout the state will have the opportunity to hear about the latest agricultural issues impacting their operations. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the early-bird marketing report will begin at 8:30 a.m. Topics to be discussed during the general ses-
sion include a Washington outlook, overview of water-quality issues and consumer perceptions about farming. Attendees will also have a variety of breakout sessions to choose from with topics including shale-gas issues in Ohio, planning for the 2012 markets and preparing for water-quality regulations. Additionally, the annual OGFS trade show will have more than 30 companies that serve the agricultural industry on
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MINNEAPOLIS — Cargill will award $350,000 in scholarships to U.S. high school seniors who live in communities where Cargill has operations and plan to enroll in post-secondary education next fall. National FFA has administered the Cargill Community Scholarship Program for more than 20 years. Through the program, Cargill will award 350 national scholarships of $1,000 each. In addition, each recipient’s high school will receive a $200 grant from Cargill. National FFA will process the applications and select the scholarship recipients, although students do not need to be FFA members to be eligible for Cargill’s pro-
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You will be enjoying the Holiday Hop a long way in DR. WALdispelling their LACE: The forfears and suspimal Holiday cions. Hop is a huge As a former event at our high school adhigh school. Alm i n i s t r a t o r, most everyone I’ve attended attends. I’ll be many school one month shy and of being 15, and ’Tween dances know how my parents said they I can’t date until 12 & 20 much Dr. Robert mean to the after my 15th Wallace But students. I also birthday. know that last week, a boy I like a lot, asked me to schools take every possiattend the Hop with ble precaution to ensure him. He’s in the 11th that students have a grade, and I’m in the great time. I highly rec10th. I told him I’d like ommend high schoolevents, to go with him, but first sponsored I have to get my parents’ especially dances. Once your parents learn the permission. Now comes the diffi- details and feel comfortcult part. How do I get able about the Holiday my parents to let me at- Hop, I’m positive that tend the Hop? I love they will allow you to atthem both, but I feel tend. they are overly strict at DR. WALLACE: You times. I really want to go to this event. The Hop recently told a girl that will be held at school on one of the fastest ways a Friday night. Please to ruin a relationship help. Also, my parents was to engage in sex. are not thrilled about Wrong! I’m 17, and last school dances. They year my boyfriend and I think drugs and alcohol were good friends, but are passed around. I once we started a loving, know for a fact this does sexual relationship, it not happen. — Maria, made us as close as two people could ever be. It Santa Ana, Calif. MARIA: Discuss your made us realize that we situation with your were in love — mentally, counselor, a spiritually, as well as school teacher or an adminis- physically. We are not going totrator, and ask this professional to invite your gether right now beparents to school for a cause he decided to start informative dating an old girlfriend friendly, chat. This will give Mom again. Let’s just say we and Dad a chance to ask are not “divorced,” just questions and air their “separated.” I’m positive concerns about school he’ll come back to me. functions and the Hop in Still, our present sepaparticular, including the ration doesn’t take away number of chaperones the fabulous love we who will be present and shared. As they say, “It’s how troublemakers are better to have loved and handled. This should go lost than never to have
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The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Shelby County Recorder Jodi L. Siegel. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Shelby County Auditor Denny York said the exemptions normally involve transactions within a family and therefore no public record of the dollar amount is recorded. Sidney Paul W. and Virginia N. Koerner, trustees, to Wilford L. Blevins, Northlawn Subdivision, lot 3038, $114,900. Robert S. Rood to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., lot 230, $21,350. Darrell K. Wagner Jr. to PNC Bank NA, Westview Manor Subdivision,
lot 3349, $40,000. Lori R. Sandlass Perrin to US Bank NA, part lot 299, $30,000. City of Sidney to Timothy G. and Rebecca P. Musser, lot 1744, exempt. Charles F. and Nancy L. Casey to Jerry A. Erwin, Bon Air Addition, lots 50-53 and part lot 54, $210,000. Federal National Mortgage Association to Bill R. Price, Fairmont Park section 1, lot 3148, $45,000. Albert Vernon Macey, deceased, to Audrey R. Macey, People’s Addition, lot 1253; part lot 172 plus alley adjacent; Stewart’s Third Subdivision, lot 25 plus 15-foot strip adjacent; part lot 133; two parts lot 475 subject easement, Burrows Eighth Addition; and lot 4794, Tilberry Heights Subdivi-
sion; exempt. US Bank NA, trustee, to EH Pooled 411 LP, part lot 711, $6,850. Mary Jane Clark estate to Harold E. and Mary E. Kies, Hi Point Estate section 1, lot 5384, $74,000. Rita J. Huber to Michael J. and Paula J. George, Hall Subdivision lot 2972 and vacated alley adjacent lot, $95,000. Rudy Sharon to Patrick A. Vaglienti, Westlake Estates Phase I, lot 6119, $260,000. Millard Presser to Cadlerock Joint Venture LP, Wells Hill Subdivision seventh addition, lot 4927, $126,675. Donna J. Rodeheffer, estate, to Mike A. Perin, Bennett’s Heights Subdivision, lots 75 and 76, $87,500.
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HOROSCOPE TODAY IN HISTORY Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 Compensation Today is previously Monday,denied Dec.you 5, for past worksday couldoffinally start flow339th 2011. There the ing into your coffers in the year ahead. are 26 days left the year. Chances are this willin include payment Highlight in HisthatToday’s you thought totally non-collectable and had written off. tory: SAGITTARIUS 23-Dec. 21) — On Dec. 5,(Nov. 1933, national It’s one of those unusual days when came to an end as Prohibition you could effortlessly get the recogniUtah theentitled; 36th state to tion to became which you’re it could include the a material reward as well to as ratify 21st Amendment applause. the Constitution, repealing CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It the 18th Amendment. pays to be a go-getter in any situation Onthere thisisdate: where something meaningful ■ In Assertiveness 1776, the first at stake. will scholasbring you the desirable results want andPhi detic fraternity in you America, serve. Kappa, was organized at Beta AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Apthe College preciate the fact of thatWilliam you do haveand the Mary in Williamsburg, Va. to power and necessary wherewithal alter liking that ■ to Inyour 1782, the conditions eighth presaren’t going your United way. Enhance your ident of the States, advantages whenever you can. Martin Van Buren, was born PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Instead in Kinderhook, N.Y.; heon was of attempting to do everything your the chief executive to be own, first work in conjunction with others whenever you can. More goals indecan be born after American achieved through the power of numpendence. bers than through solo efforts. ■ In 1791, composer WolfARIES (March 21-April 19) — Instead gang Amadeus Mozart in of waiting to be told what todied do, you should take the initiative and do what Vienna, Austria, at age 35. you■ think You George have a goodWasheye for In best. 1792, seeing what needs to be knocked off ington was re-elected presifirst in order to make your job easier. dent; Adams was TAURUS John (April 20-May 20) — When someone in whom you’re interested re-elected vice president. starts yourformer way, turnPresion the ■ looking In 1831, charm and do your best to be appealdent John Quincy Adams took ing. The impression you make will be his seat as a member of the a lasting one. U.S. House of RepresentaGEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Working on an assignment where there is tives. plenty room for reconstruction, be it ■ ofIn 1848, President of a product, method or system, can James Polk triggered the give youK. tremendous gratification. Gold of improvements ‘49 by confirmMakingRush needed will comethat easily. ing gold had been discovCANCER (June 21-July 22) — Plenty ered in California. of surprises may be in store for you ■ In 1932, German physiconcerning your one-on-one relationcist Albert ships. Those who Einstein usually aren’twas too granted a visa, it posfriendly will bend making over backward to help you. sible for him to travel to the LEO (JulyStates. 23-Aug. 22) — A hobby or a United sideline in which you’re interested has ■ greater In 1955, theforAmerican much potential acceptance Federation of you Labor and the by the public than may anticipate. Check out some ways to cash in on Congress of Industrial Organwhat you have to offer.to form the izations merged VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — There is AFL-CIO under its first presa presence about you that adds spark ident, George Meany. and luster to the social gatherings you choose to 1979, grace with your presence. ■ In feminist Sonia Your charming likely Johnson waspersonality formallyisn’t excomto go unnoticed. municated by the Mormon LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Because Church outyou tend tobecause look out forof theher welfare of spoken support the Lady proothers without beingforasked, Luck is inclined to favor you inRights return. posed Equal It pays to have a to considerate attitude. Amendment the ConstituSCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — For tion. whatever reason, better communicaIn 1991, Richard Speck, tion■between you and a valued friend is possible, so if you need tell your who’d murdered eighttostudent pal something without fearinof misunnurses in Chicago 1966, derstanding, it’s the day to do it. died in prison a day short of COPYRIGHT 2011 United Feature his 50th birthday. Syndicate, Inc.
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Rain with chance of rain 100 percent High: 45°
Rain likely, 70% chance of rain Low: 32°
Mostly cloudy with 30% chance of rain High: 38° Low: 28°
Partly cloudy High: 35° Low: 25°
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Partly cloudy, 30% chance of snow overnight High: 35° Low: 25°
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Sunrise/sunset Tonight’s sunset........................5:10 p.m. Tuesday sunrise ........................7:45 a.m.
Tuesday sunset .........................5:10 p.m. Wednesday sunrise...................7:46 a.m.
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Pseudogout explained DEAR DR. gout, it’s the DONOHUE: I knee. The pain of have pseudogout. pseudogout is not It’s hard for me to false; it’s quite explain to people, real. Both crysso I either tell tals target other them I have gout joints as time or I don’t tell passes. them anything. Even though Will you do me To your these two are difa favor and exferent processes, good plain it in the treatment is simpaper? I’ll cut it health ilar. Nonsteroidal out, carry it with Dr. Paul G. anti-inflammame and give it to tory drugs are Donohue people who ask used for acute atwhat I have. Thanks. — tacks of both, medicines D.K. like Indocin and Motrin. ANSWER: “Pseudo” is Colchicine, another gout the Greek word for medicine, is also used for “false.” Pseudogout is an acute, painful attack false gout, an illness that of pseudogout. As in gout, looks a lot like gout but cortisone injection of an really isn’t related to it. inflamed joint reliably With gout, blood uric suppresses joint pain. acid level rises. Crystals The standard treatment of uric acid deposit in of inflamed joints — ice joints and give rise to packs and immobilizagout pain. With pseudo- tion — are part of treatgout, the crystals that in- ment for both illnesses. vade joints and the Unlike gout, pseudotissues around joints are gout doesn’t have as calcium pyrophosphate. many medicines for the What causes the rise of prevention of attacks. these crystals isn’t Colchicine can be taken known. It’s not diet. The on a daily basis to ward first attack of gout usu- off attacks. However, ally involves the base of should this illness dethe big toe. With pseudo- velop into a chronic ill-
ness, medicines like methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine are often prescribed. The booklet on gout and pseudogout provides answers to other questions on these illnesses. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue — No. 302, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For about two months, my husband had a red bump on the back of his hand, and he picked at it all the time. It became a sore. I pestered him to see somebody about it, and he finally did. It turned out to be Bowen’s disease. My husband now believes he is at death’s door. Please explain what this is and how it’s treated. — G.R. ANSWER: Bowen’s disease is squamous cell skin cancer in situ. Squa-
Dec. 5, 1911 Commencing this morning the milkmen of Sidney made an increase in the prices of milk and cream and hereafter will not make deliveries on Sunday. The increase is for one cent and the new prices are: milk 4 cents a pint, 7 cents per quart. ––––– The Red Cross Christmas Seals to be placed on Christmas packages will be sold in Sidney this year. These seals sell at a penny each and all money obtained from their sale is sent to the Red Cross Society to stamp out tuberculosis. Miss Olive Ailes will act as the agent here. Miss Helen Michael and Miss Ailes placed the stamps in a number of business places for sale and the Business Girls Association will aid in selling them.
mous cells are the usual outer skin cells. “In situ” is a Latin phrase that means “in place,” the cancer hasn’t gnawed deeply into the skin and hasn’t spread. Bowen’s disease is as close to being 100 percent curable as any illness can be. Freezing it, drying it with an electric current, radiating it, applying Ffluorouracil cream and surgically removing it (including Mohs surgery) are options that your doctor will explain to your husband. The choice depends on the size and depth of the cancer and your husband’s health. And oh yeah, tell him to stop picking at it. Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Readers may also order health newsletters from www.rbmamall.com.
Dec. 5, 1936 The Sidney Theater Guild took its place in the list of Sidney’s most interesting and worthwhile organizations last evenings with its initial performance, the staging of the clever comedy drama, “Adam and Eva.” Members of the cast, directed by Mrs. Rexford Price, included: Miss Anne Amos, George Hageman, Leo McFarland, Miss Ruth France, Edison Sickman, Miss Frances Richards, Fred Griffis, Laurin Swisher, Kendall Falke, and Miss Betty Kingseed. ––––– The Nov. 26 issue of the Atlanta Daily World contains a picture of the Morris-Brown college football team at Atlanta, Ga., showing Clifford Arnett Brown and Harrison (Huck) Brown both of this city. The team which is undefeated will play it final game of the year, this weekend with Tuskegee. This is Arnett’s first year on the team, playing a guard position, while Huck, a fullback, is playing his second year.
50 years Dec. 5, 1961 James R. Sayre, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Sayre, R.R. 4, Sidney, was recently elected president of the Agricultural College Magazines of America. Sayre’s selection for the post came at the annual convention of repre-
sentatives of similar publications in colleges and universities throughout the country held in Chicago, Ill. Sayre is a junior at Ohio State, majoring in agricultural economics and plans to pursue a career in agricultural journalism following graduation. ––––– NEW YORK —President John F. Kennedy and 10 former football stars will be honored tonight by the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. President Kennedy, who played freshman and junior varsity football at Harvard, will receive the foundation’s Gold Medal award for “believing firmly in the important role played by amateur athletics in the development of leadership qualities.”
25 years Dec. 5, 1986 Three local residents display the citizen awards they received from Gateway Lodge No. 138 of the Fraternal Order of Police Tuesday night in recognition of assistance they provided to law enforcement agencies. Melinda Watercutter, who provided information that led to the arrest and conviction of felons for dumping hazardous chemicals; Kathy DeVelvis who gave information that led to the recovery of a missing person; and Greg Morrow who provided information that led to the apprehension of two felons for passing stolen checks. Not present was Gail Rose, who gave information that resulted in the arrest of a man for bank robbery. ––––– A minor confrontation scene is rehearsed by three Sidney High School students Monday in preparation for this weekend’s presentation of the comedy “Hayfever.” Shown are Mollie Levin, 17; and Charles “Chuck” Rudy, 17.
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Mom with texting addiction needs a slap in her Facebook DEAR ABBY: I pear an hour later. By have heard of interthen, we have fed our ventions for drug and grandson and alcohol addicts. Could changed his diaper. I stage one for my When I try to disdaughter “Aileen’s” adcuss this with her, she diction to texting on says her work requires her cellphone and this constant commuFacebook? nication, but I know it She and our granddoesn’t. There have Dear son live with us bebeen times when Abby cause her marriage Aileen’s feelings have Abigail broke up. I am becombeen hurt because her Van Buren son doesn’t want to go ing the boy’s default mother because Aileen someplace with her is constantly texting or spend- and prefers to stay with us ining hours on Facebook. stead. I suspect that he feels She’ll say, “I have to send a ignored when he’s with her quick message,” then reap- because her thumb is con-
stantly flying across her phone. How can we get her to understand how this might be making her child feel? — FULLY PRESENT IN ARIZONA DEAR FULLY PRESENT: You could and should stage an intervention with your daughter. Aileen is neglecting her son. It’s a shame that before couples are allowed to conceive that they aren’t forced to take parenting classes. The time she spends on Facebook and texting is time she should be interacting with him.
Because she is so easily distracted, you and her father should declare your home to be a digital-free zone unless your grandson is napping or in bed for the night. Consider making discussions with the boy’s pediatrician — and perhaps parenting classes — a condition of her staying in your home. She won’t like it, but it would be in your grandson’s best interests. DEAR ABBY: My husband brought me roses the day ourdivorce was final. We had been married almost 30 years.
When I asked him why, he said, “Aren’t you happy? Isn’tthis what you wanted?” HE was the one who initiated thedivorce. What kind of man would do this? — STUMPED INFLORIDA DEAR STUMPED: Someone who is angry or sadistic, or onewho got his wires seriously crossed. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known asJeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, PaulinePhillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box69440, Los Angeles,
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3 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, garage, central air, new appliances, 12X20 building. No pets. 1527 Cedarbrook, $675 monthly plus deposit. (937)658-1329 3 BEDROOM house. Stove, refrigerator, washer/ dryer, dishwasher. Garage. 1121 Colonial. $600 month, no pets. (937)726-0273 314 THOMPSON, 2 Story family size home, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, basement. Gas heat, CA, appliances furnished. $525 month. (937)441-1220 524 OAK Street, Sidney, 3 bedroom, completely remodeled, basement. $575 plus deposit. (937)394-7117 607 NORTH Miami, 4 bedroom house, no pets, $575 month, deposit, (937)498-8000.
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1999 DODGE F100 van, Half ton, very good running condition, $1300. (937)362-4769
POOL TABLE, Slate 44x88, oak pedestal legs, leather pockets, slate bed with accessories. $500. (937)339-0460 leave message and phone number. TELEVISION, 36" Toshiba, picture in picture. Includes stand. $200. (937)778-0906
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ADULT MOVIES, still in factory seal, great selection, $4 each. Call (567)356-0272. CHRISTMAS TREE 7 foot (GE Monroe) lighted with 550 multi colored lights. Dimensions 45"X15"X12" $25. (937)498-9822
MOTORCYCLES, 1982 Kawasaki KZ44-D, runs good, approx. 36,000 miles, $500. 1978 Suzuki GS750EC, parts only $100. (937)368-5009
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ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, with Lighted bookcases, excellent condition, dark oak color, will deliver within Sidney, asking $1,000. Call (937)492-0494
2001 LINCOLN Towncar, all power, 80,500 miles, excellent condition, I am retiring from driving. $6500. No reasonable offer refused. (937)667-2616.
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PROBATE COURT OF SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO IN RE: CHANGE OF NAME OF Carter Orion Cagle TO Carter Orion Seger Case No. 2011NCH18 NOTICE OF HEARING ON CHANGE OF NAME Applicant hereby gives notice to all interested persons that the applicant has filed an Application for Change of Name in the Probate Court of Shelby County, Ohio, requesting the change of name of Carter Orion Cagle to Carter Orion Seger. The hearing on the application will be held on the 9th day of January, 2012 at 9:00 o’clock AM in the Probate Court of Shelby County, located at 100 E Court St., 2nd Floor, Sidney, Ohio. Ashley Cagle 226 Lunar St Sidney, OH 45365 Dec 5 2241126
LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given by the McLean Township Zoning Board that on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. there will be a public meeting at the McLean Township Building, 14 Elm Street, Ft. Loramie, OH. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Zoning Text regarding animal husbandry in the township. Ted Bornhorst, Chairman McLean Township Zoning Board Dec. 3 2240929
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING SIDNEY PLANNING COMMISSION City of Sidney, Ohio Case # Z-11-05 Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011, as part of the Planning Commission’s meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, Municipal Building, 201 W Poplar St, Sidney, Ohio. The Planning Commission is to make a recommendation in the matter of: SEAN RANK IS REQUESTING AN AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING CODE (PART 11, TITLE 1 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES) TO AMEND SECTION 1107.06, PROJECTIONS INTO REQUIRED YARDS, AND ADD A DEFINITION FOR “OPEN, UNENCLOSED PORCH” TO CHAPTER 1103, DEFINITIONS. Any person, or persons having an interest in, or being affected by, this matter are welcome to attend the public hearing to express their concern and/or present written statements for the Commission to consider in its review of the proposal. Information concerning the matter may be reviewed in the office of Planning and Zoning, Municipal Building. Any person with a disability requiring special assistance should contact the Planning Department at 498-8131. Barbara Dulworth, AICP Community Services Director Dec. 5 2240656 LEGAL NOTICE ORDINANCE A-2701 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1131.02 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES REGARDING CONDITIONAL USES IN AN I-2 HEAVY INDUSTRIAL ZONE AND ENACTING SECTION 1147.45 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY This Ordinance would amend conditional uses in an I-2 Heavy Industrial Zone to include commercial day care centers. Ordinance A-2701 is effective immediately to accelerate the opening of a day care center. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2701 as adopted by Sidney City Council on November 14, 2011 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux, City Clerk Dec. 5 2240831 LEGAL NOTICE ORDINANCE A-2700
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FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, (937)844-3756.
2 BEDROOM apartments, 413/425 Fairview, Sidney, (by High School), stove, refrigerator, ca, w/d hookup, $450 monthly plus deposit (937)248-4000 2 BEDROOM duplex, 1868 Shawnee Drive. Appliances, air, garage, lawncare provided. No pets, $575, (937)295-3325.
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AN ORDINANCE MAKING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE YEAR 2011 This Ordinance would provide for final expenses and other expenditures of the City of Sidney in the amount of $1,883,849 for calendar year ending December 31, 2011. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2700 as adopted by Sidney City Council on November 28, 2011 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux, City Clerk Dec. 5 2240830
LEGAL 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 12/14/2011 at on or before 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 2106: Tim Staley, 639 Fair Rd., Sidney, OH 45365, Leather sofa, TV center, microwave, vacuum; Unit 2407: Deborah Tennery, 2345-H Collins Drive, Sidney, OH 45365, Bed frames, children items, luggage, boxes. 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. Saleis subject to adjournment. Auctioneer Joseph C. Tate as executive administrator. Nov. 28, Dec. 5 2238031
LEGAL NOTICE ORDINANCE A-2702 AN ORDINANCE ASSESSING THE COST OF DEMOLITION OF A DANGEROUS BUILDING AT 325 GROVE STREET, SIDNEY, OHIO This Ordinance would authorize the County Auditor to assess the cost of demolition in the amount of $1,700 on the tax duplicate on property located at 325 Grove Street, Sidney, Ohio. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2702 as adopted by Sidney City Council on November 28, 2011 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux, City Clerk Dec. 5 2240832
LEGAL NOTICE ORDINANCE A-2699 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1123.01(B) OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES REGARDING REGULATIONS IN THE ZONING CODE OF COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT This Ordinance would amend the permitted uses in the Community Business District to include “appliance sales and/or service establishment; music store; record sales; instrument sales and service; music lessons”. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2699 as adopted by Sidney City Council on October 24, 2011 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux, City Clerk Dec. 5 2240825
LEGAL NOTICE ORDINANCE A-2698 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 913.01, 913.20(J), 913.21(C), 913.21(E), 913.22(B)(10), 913.22(B)(12), 913.25, 913.27, AND ENACTING SECTION 913.22(B)(13) OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES REGARDING PRETREATMENT OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE This Ordinance would amend the definitions, reporting requirements for industrial dischargers, and testing procedures as required by Ohio EPA and US EPA. A copy of the full text of Ordinance A-2698 as adopted by Sidney City Council on October 24, 2011 is available at the Office of the City Clerk, located in the Municipal Building, or at Amos Memorial Public Library. Joyce Goubeaux, City Clerk Dec. 5 2240824
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Facts on Pearl Harbor attack. There are many facts on Pearl Harbor that will be brought to light in this article. Twelve facts on Pearl Harbor: 1. Pearl Harbor is a United States naval base
On December 7, 1941, before many Americans were even awake, the Japanese Navy struck the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor with a surprising and deadly
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it was a Sunday morning, many of the soldiers were sleeping and were completely unaware of the catastrophe that was soon to be upon them all. 4. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan was supposed to be a preventive attack used to scare the United States from interfering with Japans' plan to wage war against Britain, the Netherlands, and the United States. Although this was a very good strategic victory for the Japanese, they used huge amounts of resources for this one attack. 5. There were two waves of planes that attacked the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. The first arrived at 7:55 a.m. and consisted of 183 planes. The second wave arrived almost an hour later with 167 planes. There were very few soldiers ready to fight on cue, thus the damage and devastation was quite severe. 6. In all, the Japanese sank or damaged 188 aircraft, eight U.S. Navy battleships, three destroyers, three cruisers, and one minelayer. The damage caused to the Japanese navy was very small, Only 29 aircraft out of 350 were destroyed. 7. There were 2,403 people killed, 68 of those were civilians. 1,178 were wounded.
located west of Honolulu on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii. 2. It was the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II. 3. Due to the fact that
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8. There had been a declaration of war sent to the United States by the Japanese before the attack even happened, but the United States thought that it was an ending to negotiations. This mistake proved deadly. 9. The Four U.S. Navy battleships that were destroyed were the USS Arizona, the USS Nevada, the USS Oklahoma, and the USS West Virginia. 10. The Japanese thought that the battleships were the primary source of the United States strength, but they failed to realize that the aircraft carriers and submarines would be sufficient enough to stop them in the end. 11. Although the Empire of Japan caused huge amounts of damage to the United States, there were still many members in Congress that did not want to go to war, and felt the need was quite small. However, this did not stop the United States from declaring war with Japan the very next day. 12. Lastly, one of the main reasons that the attack on Pearl Harbor did not succeed was because this very attack helped spur the Americans onward and proved to be a huge rallying point for the troublesome days, months, and years that lay ahead.
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Did You Know? ABOUT NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEBRANCE DAY National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is annually on December 7, commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, during World War II. Many American service men and women lost their lives or were injured on December 7, 1941, entering America into WWII. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day. It is a tradition to fly the U.S. Flag at half-staff until sunset.
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cruisers, nine oilers, two battleships, and 11 destroyers. The attack killed 2,403 U.S. personnel, including 68 civilians, and destroyed or damaged 19 U.S. Naval ships, including 8 battleships. The four aircraft carriers of the U.S. Pacific fleet were out to sea on a practice maneuver. The Japanese were unable to locate them and were forced to return home with the U.S. carrier fleet intact. The battleship USS Arizona remains sunken in Pearl Harbor with its crew onboard. Half of the dead at Pearl Harbor were on the Arizona. A United States flag flies above the sunken battleship, which serves as a memorial to all Americans who died in the attack. Dorie Miller, a steward on the USS West Virginia, distinguished himself by courageous conduct and devotion to duty during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He first assisted his mortally wounded captain and then manned a machine gun, which he was not accustomed to operating, successfully destroying two Japanese air-
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craft. He was the first African American awarded the Navy Cross, the service’s highest award, for his actions during the attack. The Japanese lost 29 aircraft and 5 midget submarines in the attack. One Japanese soldier was taken prisoner and 129 Japanese soldiers were killed. Out of all the Japanese ships that participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor only one, the Ushio, survived until the end of the war. It was surrendered to the U.S. at Yokosuka Naval Base. When Admiral Yamamoto learned that his forces had not destroyed the U.S. aircraft carriers or completely destroyed the U.S. fleet, he feared that the United States, with its enormous industrial potential, would soon recover and fight back. The United States did recover — and quicker than Yamamoto could have imagined. After only six months, the U.S. carrier fleet dealt a decisive blow to Yamamoto’s navy in June 1942 at the battle of Midway, sinking four Japanese aircraft carriers. This U.S. victory marked the height of Japanese expansion in the Pacific.
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Since early 1941, the U.S. had been supplying Great Britain in its fight against the Nazis. It had also been pressuring Japan to halt its military expansion in Asia and the Pacific. With the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. could no longer avoid an active fight. On December 8, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt asked Congress for and received a declaration of war against Japan. On December 11, Germany and Italy, allied with Japan, declared war on the U.S. The United States had entered World War II. Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto planned the Pearl Harbor attack. Two things inspired Yamamoto’s Pearl Harbor idea: a prophetic book and a historic attack. The book was The Great Pacific War, written in 1925 by Hector Bywater, a British naval authority. It was a realistic account of a clash between the United States and Japan that begins with the Japanese destruction of the U.S. fleet and proceeds to a Japanese attack on Guam and the Philippines. When Britain’s Royal Air Force successfully attacked the Italian fleet at Taranto on November 11, 1940, Yamamoto was convinced that Bywater’s fiction could become reality. On December 6, 1941, the U.S. intercepted a Japanese message that inquired about ship movements and berthing positions at Pearl Harbor. The cryptologist gave the message to her superior who said he would get back to her on Monday, December 8. On Sunday, December 7, a radar operator on Oahu saw a large group of airplanes on his screen heading toward the island. He called his superior who told him it was probably a group of U.S. B-17 bombers and not to worry about it. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor began at 7:55 that morning. The entire attack took only one hour and 15 minutes. Captain Mitsuo Fuchida sent the code message, “Tora, Tora, Tora,” to the Japanese fleet after flying over Oahu to indicate the Americans had been caught by surprise. The Japanese planned to give the U.S. A declaration of war the moment the attack began so they would not violate the first article of the Hague Convention in 1907, but the message was delayed and not relayed to U.S. officials in Washington until the attack was already in progress. The Japanese strike force consisted of 353 aircraft launched from four heavy carriers. These included 40 torpedo planes, 103 level bombers, 131 dive-bombers, and 79 fighters. The attack also consisted of two heavy cruisers, 35 submarines, two light
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Sidney’s Cavs hang on for 60-58 win Davis King-White has a double-double in victory over Delphos Jefferson wins 100th opened the Sidney wrestling season Saturday by welcoming Ve r s a i l l e s , Troy, Miami Lima East, Bath and National Trail to Sidney Middle School for the annual dual tournament. Davis The Jackets lost to Bath 37-30, defeated Versailles 34-31, and routed Troy 60-12, Miami East 54-25, and Trail 63-12. Highlighting the day was Cody Davis, Sidney’s 126pounder. With his win against Troy, he recorded his 100th career victory, becoming just the fourth Sidney wrestler to reach that figure. He joins elite company. The other three were state qualifiers Bryan Brulport and Derek Ankney, and two-time state champion Brandon Luce. Sidney got pinned three times in losing to Bath. “We didn’t get extra bonus points,” said Sidney coach Jim McCracken. “We got pinned three times and did not record one fall ourselves. The effort was good, but we’re very young, with eight of our 13 either freshmen or sophomores. And I think our experience showed.”
DELPHOS — The addition this season of Northmont transfer Solomon King-White paid immediate dividends for the Lehman boys basketball team as he led the Cavaliers to a 60-58 victory over Delphos Jefferson on the road Saturday. The wins puts Lehman at 1-0 with Newton coming to town on Saturday night. White hit five three-pointers on his way to 23 points for the game, but that was just the tip of the iceberg after he fell just shy of a triple-double. He finished with 11 rebounds for a double-double,
had eight steals, and also dished out five assists. “He missed a lot around the rim early,” said Lehman head coach Isaiah Williams. “There was some nervousness, some jitters. But once he hit that first shot, he was fine.” The Cavaliers dominated the first half, leading by 10 at the intermission. But they found themselves in quite a battle in the second half. The Wildcats cut the lead down to 45-42 after three periods, and overtook the Cavs at 48-47 early in the final period. But a bucket by White put the Cavs back up for good, and Alex Baker followed that
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with a three-pointer. road and get a win,” said “Michael Jacob had all six Williams. “Any time you can of his points in the fourth do that, it’s a good night.” Lehman (60) quarter, and that was big,” Goins 2-0-4; Baker 5-0-12; Kingsaid Williams. “I thought we White 7-4-23; Thieman 3-1-7; Jacob 3went strong to the boards, 0-6; Westerheide 1-0-3; Rego 2-1-5. but we have to learn to finsh Totals: 23-6-60. better. They were crafty with Delphos Jefferson (58) Jettinghoff 7-2-18; Recker 1-0-2; their defenses, and sometimes we didn’t react quick Klinger 4-0-9; Dunlap 2-1-5; Thompson 2-3-7; George 4-2-12; Fitch 1-1-3. enough.” Stroh 0-2-2. Totals: 21-11-58. Baker finished with 12 for Score by quarters: the Cavs, who got off over 70 Lehman ........................19 33 45 60 shots in the game. DJ .................................13 23 42 58 Three-pointers: Lehman 8 Lehman also outrebounded the Wildcats 35-27. Jacob also (King-White 5, Baker 2, Westerheide); had eight rebounds, and both Delphos Jefferson 5 (Jettinghoff 2, George 2, Klinger). Ben Thieman and James Rego Records: Lehman 1-0, DJ 0-2. had six rebounds. Reserve score: Lehman 64, DJ “It was great to go on the 33.
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MARION LOCAL head coach Tim Goodwin, right, and his team celebrate winning the Ohio High School Division VI • Against Versailles, Sid- State Football Championship final against Buckeye Central ney trailed the entire match until the final bout. “We pinned or scored late in matches that we could easily have lost,” said McCracken. “Maurice Ickes won a big overtime match, and he was giving up 55 pounds to his opponent. Jacob Lochard was behind 6-3 going into the third period but got a huge CANTON, Ohio — The No. sophomore quarterback, Adam win for us, and Garrick Ginter 4 Marion Local Flyers used a Bertke, who was responsible was in a real dogfight late in stellar offensive performance for 278 yards through the air the third period and was able to soar past the unranked on 14 for 19 pass attempts and to get a win.” Buckeye Central Bucks, 61- four touchdowns. He said the biggest win 21, Saturday afternoon in the The Flyers didn’t waste came from Ryan Penley at Division VI football state any time establishing their 170, the final match. Sidney championship at Canton Faw- senior running back, Jake trailed 31-28 but Penley cett Stadium. Heitkamp, in the game as the pinned in 5:12 to give the The win marks the fifth All-Ohioan rushed on five of match to the Jackets. state title for Marion Local the first eight Marion Local Sidney 34, Versailles 31 182: Matchett, V, dec. Straman 13- (11, 07, 06, 01, 00) while Buck- plays and put the Flyers on 1; 195: Versailles by forfeit; 220: eye Central takes home the the scoreboard just 2:30 into Lochard, S, pinned Didier; 285: Ickes, runner-up trophy for the sec- the game. Heitkamp would S, dec. Jokerst, 2-1 OT; 106: Sidney by ond time (11, 05). finish the game with 95 total forfeit; 113: Willman, S, dec. Kaiser The 61-point outburst by rushing yards on 19 at16-7; 120: Slonkosky, V, pinned Madden 3:59; 126: Mangen, S, dec. Davis the Flyers ties them for the tempts. 4-2; 132: Cavin, V, dec. Rosengarten 7- third-most points scored in a Marion Local scored its sec6; 138: Subler, V, dec. Blosser 5-0; 145: championship game and the ond touchdown off a fumble M. Calvert, S, pinned Mangen 2:54; 82-combined points puts this recovery when freshman Jacy 152: Cain, V, pinned Scoggins 1:01; 160: Ginter, S, dec . Christian 9-6; game fifth all-time for most Goettemoeller tackled the combined points scored in a Bucks’ quarterback and al170: Penley, S, pinned Francis 5:12. lowed junior Alaric Keller to • Troy has a young team, championship game. The Flyers were led by scoop up the football and race said McCracken, and the Jackets posted seven pins.
at Canton Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio on Saturday. Marion Local won the game and the state title 61-21.
Flyers roll to 5th state title Crush Buckeye Central 61-21 in D-VI championship Saturday
Sidney 60, Troy 12 195: Double forfeit; 220: Sidney by forfeit; 285: Rich, T, dec. Ickes 4-2; 106: Sidney by forfeit; 113: Willman, S, pinned Croft 1:49; 120: Sidney by forfeit; 126: Davis, S, pinned Sparks 2:33; 132: Rosengarten, S, pinned Perkins 4:54; 138: Simon, T, dec. Slagle 5-0; 145: M. Calvert, S, pinned Lee 2:55; 152: Scoggins, S, pinned McGail, 2:24; 160: Ginter, S, pinned Gohrband 1:32; 171: Penley, S, pinned Kauflin 3:47; 182: McGraw, T, pinned Straman :45.
Sidney also won big over an inexperienced Miami East squad, gaining a lot of quick first-period pins. “It was a confidence-builder for our young kids,” said McCracken. See WRESTLING/Page 19
into the endzone to put the Flyers up two touchdowns. Not to be outdone by his younger brother, senior Kellen Goettemoeller and Bertke connected for a 13-yard touchdown to take a commanding 21-0 Marion Local lead into the second quarter. The second quarter was the Lee Pieron and Bertke show as the quarterback connected with his junior wide receiver for two touchdowns, one 17yarder and one 11-yarder, to go up 34-0 at half. The start of the second half began much like the first for the Bucks as they faced a fourth and 14 just a minute into the third and was forced to punt. Marion Local fumbled the punt return, however, and Buckeye Central junior Ryan
Wilfer’s recovery gave the Bucks new life. They marched down the field for a seven-play, 51-yard drive that was capped off by a Paynter 17-yard rushing touchdown. That drive marked the first time Buckeye Central had entered Flyer territory on the afternoon. The Flyers would quickly quiet the Bucks, though, when Bertke connected with Pierron for a 48-yard touchdown, capping off a two-play, 60-yard drive, just 39 seconds later. The touchdown was Pierron’s third of the day. Late in the third quarter, Marion senior Trevor Homan intercepted a Buckeye Central pass and ran it back for a touchdown. The 85-yard pick set a Division VI state championship record.
Botkins captures Tip-Off Classic title ZANESFIELD — Botkins trailed by one after three periods, but pulled out a 49-46 victory over Riverside to win the Ben Logan Tip-Off Classic in boys basketball action here Saturday night. The Trojans are now 2-0 and jump right back into action Tuesday night at Fairlawn in County play. Riverside is 1-1 and hosts Jackson Center Saturday. The game was tight
throughout, with the score being deadlocked at 23-23 at the half. The Trojans, who beat Mechanicsburg on Friday in the semifinals, trailed 34-33 after three periods but outscored the Pirates 16-12 in the final eight minutes. Botkins had good balance in its scoring, Ethan Zimpfer led the way with 13 points, Tyler Egbert added 11 and Josh Schwartz chipped in 10.
For Riverside, which beat the host team in the semifinals 58-47, Eric Egbert had 16 points and Kyle Hurley added 15. Botkins shot 35 percent from the field on 17-for-49 and was impressive at the line, hitting 10 out of 12. Riverside was 16 for 37 from the floor, 43 percent, and 9-for-13 from the line. Riverside outrebounded the Trojans 22-21.
Botkins (49) Zimpfer 5-1-13; Egbert 2-6-11; Hoying 2-2-7; Geyer 3-0-6; Schwartz 4-1-10; Barhorst 1-0-2. Totals: 17-1049. Riverside (46) Hurley 3-6-15; Proffitt 1-0-3; Herron 1-0-2; Egbert 6-1-16; Worrell 1-02; Bollinger 3-2-8. Totals: 16-9-46. Score by quarters: Botkins .........................16 23 33 49 Riverside ......................13 23 34 46 Three-pointers: Botkins 5 (Zimpfer 2, Egbert, Hoying, Schwartz); Riverside 5 (Hurley 3, Proffitt, Egbert). Records: Botkins 2-2, Riverside 1-1.
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Anna rolls to big County win 66-40
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SIDNEY’S RYAN Penley wrestles against Lima Bath at 170 pounds Saturday in the Sidney Dual Tournament. Penley was named Sidney’s wrestler of the week after going 5-0.
WRESTLING Sidney 54, Miami East 25 220: Sidney by forfeit; 285: Sidney by forfeit; 106: Willman, S, pinned Morrow :43; 113: Seagraves, ME, pinned Dahlinghaus :44; 120: Madden, S, pinned Ambeiser :34; 126: Davis, S, pinned Morrow :31; 132: Rush, ME, dec. Rosengarten 13-7; 138: Rose, ME, dec. Slagle 13-0; 145: M. Calvert, S, pinned Trickey 1:22; 152: Sidney by forfeit; 160: Finger, S, pinned O’Malley 1:01; 170: Sidney by forfeit; 182: Hubbard (ME), pinned Straman 2:52; 195: Sidney by forfeit.
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• National Trail did Wrestler of the week not have enough honors went to Penley wrestlers to participate after he went 5-0 at 170, about 15 pounds more in a dual. Sidney 63, National Trail 12 than he weighs. Matches not decded by for“We also got a big lift feit: 106: Willman, S, pinned from Alex Willman, a Trout 1:28; 120: Madden, S, said Mcpnned Yount 1:15; 145: M. freshman,” Cracken. “He jumped up Calvert, S, pinned Shook 3:34; 152: Scoggins, S, pinned Den- a weight class when I ney :40; 160: Ginter, S, pinned needed him to.” Foust 1:30; 170: Penley, S, dec. Sidney is at Stebbins McClanahan 7-0; 182: Sullifor a super-tri Thursday van, NT, pinned Straman 1:27; 220: Lochard, S, pinned Heindl with Vandalia, Tipp and Stebbins at 6:30. :16.
Irony: OSU, Florida slated for Gator Bowl JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer’s former and future teams will play in the Gator Bowl. Florida (6-6) and Ohio State (6-6) were chosen Sunday to meet in the Jan. 2 game in Jacksonville, a marquee matchup between onceproud programs that slipped significantly this season. Meyer’s hiring earlier in the week in Columbus makes the game even more intriguing. But both sides insist it won’t be a distraction, even though Meyer already has lured highly regarded strength coach Mickey Marotti away from Florida. “I don’t know that this is going to make it any more difficult for me,” Ohio State interim coach Luke Fickell said on a conference call Sunday evening. “I don’t know that it could get more difficult. It might be a unique situation for the other people involved. But for our coaches and
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IN THIS 2010 file photo, Florida head coach Urban Meyer points during practice for the Outback Bowl. our players, I don’t know that they’ll know much of a difference. ... (We’re) trying to do the best job we can to end the season on a good note with all the ups and downs we’ve had.” Meyer won two national titles in six years with the Gators. He left Gainesville after last season, citing health concerns and a desire to spend more time with his family, and became a college football analyst for
ESPN. He walked away from the network last weekend and was officially introduced Monday. Fickell, who took over when Jim Tressel was forced out for breaking NCAA rules, will lead the Buckeyes through the bowl. Meyer has retained Fickell as an assistant. Will Muschamp, a former defensive coordinator at Texas, replaced Meyer last December and has struggled to pick up the pieces. The Gators lost six of their last eight games, and had to rally to beat lower-division Furman last month. “Based on what I know, Urban won’t coach the game,” Muschamp said. “I don’t think it would be any distraction. We’ve moved on. Urban did a great job during his time at the University of Florida. I’m very appreciative of what he did, but we’ve moved on and we’re looking forward to playing the game.”
ANNA — Anna sent a message that it wanted to hold on to its County girls basketball championship, routing the Fort Loramie Lady Redskins 66-40 in league play Saturday. The Lady Rockets go to 1-0 in the league and 3-0 overall. Fort Loramie drops to 1-1 and 1-2. Anna got off to a big start, leading 17-6 after a quarter and 37-16 at the half. The Lady Rockets were 24-for-57 from the field for 42 percent and held the Lady Redskins to just 30 percent on 11for-37. Anna got 24 points from Natalie Billing, who was 6-for-7 from the line and also pulled down seven rebounds, six at the offensive end. Morgan Huelskamp added 16 points and Erica Huber 10. Huelskamp also dished out six assists. For Loramie, Darian Rose had 16 and Kylie Drees 10. Fort Loramie (40) Hoying 0-2-2; Drees 3-3-10; Rose 4-7-16; Brandewie 2-4-8; Meyer 2-0-4. Totals: 11-16-21. Anna (66) Huber 3-3-10; Huelskamp 54-16; Chandler Bensman 1-0-2; Billing 9-6-24; Cayla Bensman 3-0-6; Frohne 2-0-4; Noffsinger 1-2-4. Totals: 24-15-66. Score by quarters: Loramie................6 16 23 40 Anna...................17 37 50 66 Three-pointers: Anna 3 (Huelskamp 2, Huber); Loramie 2 (Drees, Rose). Records: Anna 3-0, Loramie 1-2.
Houston hands Botkins first loss BOTKINS — Houston handed Botkins its first loss of the season Saturday, coming from behind early and winning 42-35. The win puts Houston at 3-0 in the County and 4-0 overall. Botkins is 11 and 2-1. Botkins led 13-10 after a quarter and 2018 at the half, but Houston outscored the Lady Trojans 13-8 in the third quarter and then put it away at the free throw line. Houston toed the line 39 times in the game and hit 25 of them, with Kristi Elliott putting on a free-throw shooting clinic. She was 10-for-10 in the game, and 8-for-8 in the second half. Houston had five less field goals than Botkins. “We got in serious foul trouble,” said Botkins coach Don Mack. “When you put a team on the line 39 times, you’re not going to win very often. Elliott did a great job at the line, and Houston made sure to keep the ball in her hands late.”
Elliott finished with Russia led 34-19 at 19 to lead Houston. the half and stretched it Logan Pitts had 13 to to 45-26 after three perilead Botkins. ods. Houston (42) Ashley Borchers had Holthaus 0-1-1; Elliott 4-1013 to lead a balanced 19; Roeth 1-3-5; Reister 2-5-9; Russia attack. Becca and Phipps 0-3-3; Stang 1-2-4; Booher 0-1-1. Totals: 7-25-42. Shana Meyer both had Botkins (35) 10 points and Maggie Christman 1-0-2; McCul- Kearns added eight. lough 1-3-5; Koch 1-0-2; Billing 1-1-3; Bergman 1-1-4; Johnson 3-0-6; Pitts 4-5-13. Totals: 1210-35. Score by quarters: Houston..............10 18 31 42 Botkins...............13 20 28 35 Three-pointers: Hoouston 1 (Elliott); Botkins 1 (Bergman). Records: Houston 4-0, Botkins 2-1. Reserve score: Botkins 44, Houston 34.
Lady Jackets fall Sidney had just two players break into the scoring column and lost 56-11 to Springboro in action Saturday at Sidney. The loss left the Lady Jackets at 0-4 on the season with Vandalia coming to town Wednesday. Lauren Elmore had seven for Sidney.
JC wins first JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center built up a 30-point lead after three periods and went on to beat Fairlawn in County play Saturday 54-31 for its first win of the season. The Lady Tigers are 1-1 in the league and 1-2 overall. Fairlawn is 0-3 and 0-4. Brooke Richard had 22 and Hannah Meyer 11 to lead the Lady Tigers. Olivia Cummings had 13 for the Lady Jets.
Springboro (56) Walker 3-0-7; Graber 4-0-11; Schumacher 0-1-1; Wenz 1-1-3; Rosendale 2-0-4; Hunsaker 0-11; Price 1-0-2; Muller 2-2-6; DeGraat 9-3-21. Totals: 22-8-56. Sidney (11) Elmore 3-1-7; Sturwold 2-04. Totals: 5-1-11. Score by quarters: Springboro .........14 27 49 56 Sidney ..................4 4 10 11 Fairlawn (31) Three-pointers: SpringSlonkosky 3-1-8; Oates 1-0-2; boro 4 (Graber 3, Walker); SidRoe 3-0-6; Watkins 1-0-2; Cumney 0. Records: Sidney 0-4. mings 4-5-13. Totals: 12-6-31. Jackson Center (54) Springboro 2-0. Gates 0-1-1; Richard 6-6-22; —— Elchert 2-3-7; Meyer 4-2-11; Russia wins by 12 Foster 2-1-5; Schaub 1-0-2; PITSBURG — Russia Zimpfer 1-0-2; Dickman 1-0-2; bounced back from its Sailor 0-2-2. Totals: 17-15-54. Score by quarters: first loss of the season to Fairlawn...............7 14 18 31 beat Franklin-Monroe in JC .......................18 35 48 54 Three-pointers: Fairlawn their third straight road 1 (Slonkosky); JC 5 (Richard 4, game Saturday, 55-43. Meyer). The Lady Raiders are Records: JC 1-2, Fairlawn 0-4. 3-1 on the season.
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Russia (55) Puthoff 2-1-5; B. Meyer 5-010; Kylie Wilson 1-2-4; Kearns 4-0-8; Daniel 2-1-5. Totals: 247-55. Franklin-Monroe (43) Gray 8-1-20; Snider 1-0-2; Robins 5-4-17; Myers 1-1-3; Lehman 0-1-1. Totals: 15-7-43. Score by quarters: Russia ................17 34 45 55 F-M.....................11 19 26 43 Three-pointers: Russia 0; F-M 6 (Gray 3, Robins 3). Records: Russia 3-1, F-M 1-3. Reserve score: Russia 33, F-M 14.
Houston evens mark at 1-1 BRADFORD — Hous- tals: 19-20-60. Bradford (39) ton evened its record at Sell 5-2-12; Yount 5-2-12; 1-1 with an easy 60-39 Arnett 1-1-3; Wysong 1-0-2; victory over Bradford in Swabb 4-1-9; Rank 0-1-1. Tonon-league boys basket- tals: 16-6-39. Score by quarters: ball action here SaturHouston..............13 27 50 60 day. Bradford.............11 19 27 39 The Wildcats take Three-pointers: Houston their 1-1 mark to 2 (Braun, Clack); Bradford 0. Botkins on Friday. Records: Houston 1-1, Houston didn’t pull Bradford 0-2. Reserve score: Houston away until the third 38, Bradford 18. quarter, leading just 27—— 19 at the half. But it was Rangers open 50-27 after three periwith 43-42 win ods. NEW KNOXVILLE Jesse Phlipot had 20 New Knoxville’s to lead Houston, Adam — Mullen added 12 and young Rangers outlasted St. Marys for a 43-42 vicJacob Braun 11. Houston (60) tory in non-league boys Braun 3-4-11; Mullen 3-6basketball action here 12; Ritchie 1-0-2; Clack 2-0-5; Saturday night in their Ashe 2-0-4; Phlipot 7-6-20; Curl 1-3-5; Phipps 0-1-1. To- season opener.
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LEHMAN’S OLIVIA Slagle (left) battles Tara Clune of Minster for a rebound in action Saturday at Lehman. Minster won, but no other details of the game were available.
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Steelers stay hot, crush Bengals 35-7 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers needed just 15 minutes to provide the Cincinnati Bengals a refresher course on what it takes to win in December. Run the ball. Create turnovers. A big play or two on special teams helps. So does having a quarterback who knows what he’s doing when the games dwindle to a precious few. It’s a formula the defending AFC champions have used for years. It has rarely looked as effective as it did in a 35-7 win Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes to Mike Wallace, Rashard Mendenhall ran for two more and the Steelers used an explosive second quarter to crush error-prone Cincinnati. “We’re in it now,” linebacker James Farrior said. “Right now is our time. ... We already started our playoffs.” It certainly looked like it as Pittsburgh (9-3) swept the season series from Cincinnati (7-5) for the second straight year
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CINCINNATI BENGALS quarterback Andy Dalton, center, looks to pass under pressure during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday. Dalton was sacked by Harrison on the play. to end any realistic hopes the Bengals have of winning the AFC North. “It’s tough,” said Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. Green, who caught an 11-yard touchdown pass but also committed a false start penalty that wiped out another score. “We shot ourselves in the foot sometimes.
Being the veteran team they are, they capitalized on everything we did.” Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton passed for just 135 yards, was sacked three times by Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison and spent the fourth quarter on the bench as a preventative measure with
the game out of reach. “We can’t let this hurt us,” Dalton said. “We can’t let this affect the next four.” Blocking it out might be tough. Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis did little to downplay the game’s importance, practically admitting his team’s hopes for an outside shot at a divisional title would all but disappear if his surprising team couldn’t earn a split with the Steelers. “They beat us in every area today — beat us on offense, beat us on defense, beat us in special teams,” Lewis said. Roethlisberger, who aggravated his injured thumb in practice during the week, overcame a slow start to complete 15 of 23 passes for 176 yards and the two scores to Wallace. His final completion, a 9-yard toss to tight end David Johnson in the fourth quarter, was the 2,026th of his career, breaking Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw’s club record. Cincinnati’s miscues started early. Green flinched ever so slightly
just before the snap to negate a 4-yard touchdown pass from Dalton to Jermaine Gresham on the Bengals’ opening possession. Mike Nugent came out to kick a short field goal only to have it called back after being flagged for delay of game. Nugent’s kick never had a shot the second time around. Rookie Cam Heyward swatted it out of harm’s way to record Pittsburgh’s first blocked kick in more than two years. It’s as close as the Bengals would get to making it interesting.
CLEVELAND (AP) — As Ray Lewis watched from the sideline, Baltimore’s other Ray ran roughshod over the Browns. Ray Rice rushed for a career-high 204 yards, breaking loose on a game-changing 67yarder in the third quarter, and the Ravens kept pace with Pittsburgh atop the AFC North by pounding Cleveland 2410 on Sunday. Rice and Ricky
Williams had short touchdown runs and Lardarius Webb returned a punt 68 yards for a TD for the Ravens (9-3), who toyed with the Browns (4-8). Baltimore racked up 290 yards rushing, and were in such control that quarterback Joe Flacco took a knee three times to run out the final two minutes. The Ravens turned to Rice on a blustery, misting day, when Flacco had trouble throwing and kicker Billy Cundiff missed a pair of fieldgoal attempts. Cleveland lost for the fifth time in six games, and the banged-up Browns have just three days to prepare for the Steelers. One play after Cleveland closed within 10-3, Rice broke the Browns’ backs with his long run. Quarterback Colt McCoy finished just 17 of 35 for 192 yards and a TD. But he fell to 0-7 in his career against division opponents, and did little to convince Browns management that he should be their QB of the future.
NW 49 Day. Chaminade-Julienne 43, Jamestown Greeneview 39 Day. Meadowdale 61, Day. Stivers 45 Defiance 78, Napoleon 68 Fairborn 65, Bellbrook 52 Ft. Recovery 61, Wapakoneta 38 Lima Sr. 89, Celina 84 Lima Temple Christian 56, Continental 44 Mason 70, Lebanon 49 New Knoxville 43, St. Marys Memorial 42 New Lebanon Dixie 41, Pitsburg Franklin-Monroe 28 New Madison Tri-Village 75, New Paris National Trail 33 Sidney Lehman 60, Delphos Jefferson 58 Spring. Greenon 67, Indian Lake 49 Springfield 48, Hamilton 36 Troy Christian 58, Newton 24 Union City, Ind. 59, Union City Mississinawa Valley 24 Benjamin LoganTournament Botkins 49, Riverside 46 Elida Tip-Off Classic Consolation Lima Cath. 71, Lima Shawnee 51 Championship Elida 67, Lima Bath 42 ASKETBALL Van Wert Tournament Consolation Haviland Wayne Trace 58, Van High school Wert Lincolnview 57 Saturday's Scores Championship The Associated Press Crestview 44, Van Wert 42 Boys Basketball —— Adams Central, Ind. 57, ParkGirls scores way 43 Saturday's Scores Casstown Miami E. 73, Spring. Anna 66, Ft. Loramie 40
Celina 60, New Bremen 43 Clayton Northmont 48, Trotwood-Madison 27 Day. Belmont 72, Cin. Shroder 31 Day. Carroll 66, Day. Miami Valley 32 Day. Chaminade-Julienne 46, Centerville 37 Delphos St. John's 54, St. Marys Memorial 29 Ft. Recovery 58, Wapakoneta 44 Germantown Valley View 32, Day. Oakwood 24 Houston 43, Botkins 35 Jamestown Greeneview 50, W. Liberty-Salem 35 Kalida 47, Ottawa-Glandorf 39 Kettering Alter 86, Day. Stivers 14 Lafayette Allen E. 50, Waynesfield-Goshen 47 Mechanicsburg 76, Spring. NE 41 N. Baltimore 71, Lima Perry 38 New Madison Tri-Village 52, New Paris National Trail 33 Newton 63, Xenia Christian 62 Ottoville 67, Van Wert Lincolnview 32 Russia 55, Pitsburg FranklinMonroe 43 S. Charleston SE 63, Spring. Cath. Cent. 58 Spring. Greenon 55, Lewistown Indian Lake 34 Spring. Kenton Ridge 98, Bellefontaine 51 St. Henry 82, Ansonia 20 St. Paris Graham 48, Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan 38 Tipp City 57, Tecumseh 42 Troy Christian 58, Arcanum 38 Versailles 43, Covington 32
Ravens 24, Browns 10
SCOREBOARD CALENDAR High school MONDAY Girls basketball Riverside at Triad —— TUESDAY Boys basketball Bellefontaine at Sidney Botkins at Fairlawn Girls basketball Tri-Village at Houston Bowling Sidney at Northmont —— WEDNESDAY Girls basketball Vandalia at Sidney —— THURSDAY Girls basketball Botkins at Russia St. Henry at New Knoxville Riverside at Fairbanks Marion Local at Minster Parkway at Versailles New Bremen at Fort Recovery Jackson Center at Houston Anna at Fairlawn Bowling Sidney at West Carrollton —— FRIDAY Boys basketball Sidney at Troy Christian Academy at Grand Lake Christian Waynesfield at New Knoxville Lima Catholic at New Bremen Houston at Botkins Fairlawn at Jackson Center Fort Loramie at Anna Girls basketball Christian Academy at Grand Lake Christian Wrestling Versailles at Indian Lake —— SATURDAY Girls basketball Wayne at Sidney Russia at Fort Loramie Riverside at Jackson Center Versailles at Arcanum Boys basketball Newton at Lehman Minster at Russia New Knoxville at Anna Jackson Center at Riverside Versailles at Covington Fort Loramie at St. Henry Mississinawa at Fairlawn Bowling Sidney at Ohio Classic Wrestling Sidney at London Inv. Lehman at Lancer Inv. Swimming/diving Alter at Sidney St. Marys, Fort Recovery vs. New Bremen —— SUNDAY Swimming/diving Botkins, Lehman at Sidney
FOOTBALL High school finals PREP FOOTBALL Saturday's Scores State championships The Associated Press Division I Cle. St. Ignatius 34, Pickerington Cent. 13 Division IV Creston Norwayne 48, Kenton 42 Division V Kirtland 28, Coldwater 7 Division VI Marion Local 61, New Washington Buckeye Cent. 21 Friday’s scores Division V Kirtland 28, Coldwaer 7 Division III Youngstown Cardinal Mooney 21, Springfield Shawnee 14 Division II Trotwood 42, Avon 28 Division VI championship Marion Local . . . . 21 13 20 7_61 Buckeye Central . 0 0 7 14_21 First Quarter ML_Heitkamp 8 run (Pierron kick) 9:30. ML_Keller 38 fumble recovery (Pierron kick) 7:57. ML_K.Goettemoeller 13 pass
from Bertke (Pierron kick) 1:30. Second Quarter ML_Pierron 17 pass from Bertke (kick failed) 6:15. ML_Pierron 11 pass from Bertke (Pierron kick) :45. Third Quarter BC_Paynter 17 run (Paynter kick) 8:40. ML_Pierron 48 pass from Bertke (kick failed) 8:03. ML_Heitkamp 6 run (Pierron kick) 3:44. ML_Trevor Homan 85 interception return (Pierron kick) 2:39. Fourth Quarter BC_Adkins 1 run (Paynter kick) 10:18. ML_J.Goettemoeller 12 run (Pierron kick) 5:55. BC_Paynter 23 run (Paynter kick) 3:12. —— BC ML 26 17 First downs Total Net Yards 487 292 37-209 39-228 Rushes-yards Passing 278 64 2-19 1-(-1) Punt Returns Kickoff Returns 4-48 10-180 1-85 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 14-19-0 10-21-1 Comp-Att-Int Punts 1-39.0 6-33.8 3-1 2-1 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 4-25 2-10 Time of Possession 21:56 26:04 —— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Maria Stein Marion Local, Heitkamp 19-95, J.Goettemoeller 7-74, Bertke 5-38, Albers 25. New Washington Buckeye Central, Adkins 22-120, Paynter 11-115, Stacklin 1-(-1), Erwin 1-(-6). PASSING_Maria Stein Marion Local, Bertke 14-19-278-0. New Washington Buckeye Central, Erwin 10-20-64-1, Hanes 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING_Maria Stein Marion Local, Pierron 6-140, Thobe 6114, K.Goettemoeller 2-24. New Washington Buckeye Central, Herrnstein 4-20, Adkins 2-12, Kaple 211, Paynter 1-14. A_NA.
Bengals-Steelers Bengals-Steelers Stats Cincinnati ................0 7 0 0 —7 Pittsburgh................0 28 7 0—35 Second Quarter Pit_Mendenhall 3 run (Suisham kick), 12:47. Pit_Mendenhall 5 run (Suisham kick), 10:12. Pit_Wallace 12 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 8:33. Cin_Green 11 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 4:06. Pit_A.Brown 60 punt return (Suisham kick), 1:16. Third Quarter Pit_Wallace 19 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 3:26. A_63,697. —— Cin Pit First downs . . . . . . . . . 13 22 Total Net Yards . . . . . 232 295 Rushes-yards . . . . 22-104 33-136 Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 159 Punt Returns . . . . . . 5-54 3-65 Kickoff Returns . . . 4-103 1-16 Interceptions Ret.. . . . 0-0 1-0 Comp-Att-Int . . . . 14-30-1 15-23-0 Sacked-Yards Lost . . 3-24 3-17 Punts . . . . . . . . . . . 7-45.3 5-54.2 Fumbles-Lost . . . . . . . 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards. . . 10-109 4-29 Time of Possession . 27:16 32:44 —— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Cincinnati, Benson 13-52, Scott 5-30, Green 1-15, Dalton 2-6, Gradkowski 1-1. Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 16-60, Redman 8-51, Moore 1-13, A.Brown 1-9, Dwyer 3-8, C.Batch 3-(minus 2), Wallace 1-(minus 3). PASSING_Cincinnati, Dalton 11-24-0-135, Gradkowski 3-6-1-17. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 15-23-0176. RECEIVING_Cincinnati, Green 6-87, Leonard 4-20, Gresham 3-37, Hawkins 1-8. Pittsburgh, Ward 5-30, Wallace 3-38, A.Brown 2-67, Miller 2-12, Saunders 1-14, Johnson 1-9, Sanders 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Cincinnati, Nugent 33 (BK). Pittsburgh, Suisham 50 (WR).
Browns-Ravens Ravens-Browns Stats Baltimore.................0 10 7 7—24 Cleveland...................0 0 3 7—10 Second Quarter Bal_Rice 6 run (Cundiff kick), 13:17. Bal_FG Cundiff 21, :13. Third Quarter Cle_FG Dawson 21, 5:55. Bal_R.Williams 1 run (Cundiff kick), 4:56. Fourth Quarter Bal_Webb 68 punt return (Cundiff kick), 6:58. Cle_Moore 22 pass from McCoy (Dawson kick), 4:22. A_63,648. —— Cle Bal 13 First downs . . . . . . . . . 24 233 Total Net Yards. . . . . 448 Rushes-yards . . . . 55-290 17-59 174 Passing . . . . . . . . . . . 158 1-9 Punt Returns. . . . . . 2-72 Kickoff Returns . . . . 2-34 4-95 Interceptions Ret. . . 1-32 0-0 Comp-Att-Int . . . 10-23-0 18-36-1 Sacked-Yards Lost. . . 1-0 3-22 Punts. . . . . . . . . . . 3-36.0 8-39.6 0-0 Fumbles-Lost. . . . . . . 1-1 3-37 Penalties-Yards . . . . 4-18 Time of Possession 37:34 22:26 —— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING_Baltimore, Rice 29204, R.Williams 16-76, Leach 4-12, Taylor 1-2, Flacco 4-(minus 1), T.Smith 1-(minus 3). Cleveland, Hillis 12-45, McCoy 4-12, Ogbonnaya 1-2. PASSING_Baltimore, Flacco 10-23-0-158. Cleveland, McCoy 1735-1-192, Wallace 1-1-0-4. RECEIVING_Baltimore, Dickson 3-47, Boldin 2-32, Rice 2-10, T.Smith 1-32, Pitta 1-26, Leach 111. Cleveland, Ogbonnaya 5-28, Watson 3-34, Norwood 3-29, Little 3-18, Moore 2-28, Hillis 1-52, Massaquoi 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALS_Baltimore, Cundiff 34 (WR), 41 (WR).
San Francisco 26, St. Louis 0 Arizona 19, Dallas 13, OT Green Bay 38, N.Y. Giants 35 Detroit at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. Monday's Game San Diego at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 New Orleans at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 1 p.m. New England at Washington, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Buffalo at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Oakland at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 St. Louis at Seattle, 8:30 p.m.
NFL standings National Football League The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Jets . . . . 6 2 0 .750 182 130 New England 9 3 0 .750 362 247 N.Y. Jets . . . . 7 5 0 .583 290 260 Buffalo. . . . . . 5 7 0 .417 278 304 Miami . . . . . . 4 8 0 .333 246 220 South Houston. . . . . 9 3 0 .750 310 189 Tennessee . . . 7 5 0 .583 249 229 Jacksonville . 3 8 0 .273 138 200 Indianapolis . 0 12 0 .000 174 358 North Baltimore . . . 9 3 0 .750 296 192 Pittsburgh. . . 9 3 0 .750 268 195 Cincinnati . . . 7 5 0 .583 266 250 Cleveland . . . 4 8 0 .333 175 240 West Denver. . . . . . 7 5 0 .583 256 292 Oakland . . . . 7 5 0 .583 274 308 Kansas City . 5 7 0 .417 163 268 San Diego . . . 4 7 0 .364 249 275 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas . . . . . . 7 5 0 .583 283 244 N.Y. Giants . . 6 6 0 .500 287 315 Philadelphia . 4 8 0 .333 271 282 Washington. . 4 8 0 .333 202 256 South New Orleans . 8 3 0 .727 362 252 Atlanta . . . . . 7 5 0 .583 269 244 Carolina . . . . 4 8 0 .333 290 324 Tampa Bay . . 4 8 0 .333 218 329 North x-Green Bay. 12 0 0 1.000420 262 Detroit. . . . . . 7 4 0 .636 316 246 Chicago . . . . . 7 5 0 .583 291 242 Minnesota . . . 2 10 0 .167 246 330 West y-San Fran. . 10 2 0 .833 288 161 Seattle. . . . . . 5 7 0 .417 216 246 Arizona . . . . . 5 7 0 .417 232 269 St. Louis . . . . 2 10 0 .167 140 296 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday's Game Seattle 31, Philadelphia 14 Sunday's Games Kansas City 10, Chicago 3 Houston 17, Atlanta 10 Denver 35, Minnesota 32 Carolina 38, Tampa Bay 19 Pittsburgh 35, Cincinnati 7 N.Y. Jets 34, Washington 19 Miami 34, Oakland 14 Tennessee 23, Buffalo 17 New England 31, Indianapolis 24 Baltimore 24, Cleveland 10
Published on Dec 4, 2011