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Sidney, Ohio

December 5, 2012

Grand Lake-area landowners seek compensation BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press






Flooding case goes to court

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COLUMBUS (AP) — The state has struggled to find qualified appraisers to assess damage for dozens of landowners who suffered losses from flooding near Ohio’s largest inland lake, an attorney for Ohio’s natural resources division told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. Pressed for a completion date for the process, assistant Ohio attorney general Michael Stokes said the end of next year was reasonable.

“It has been extraordinarily difficult to find appraisers who are both qualified and willing to do the work,” Stokes told justices during an hour-plus hearing Tuesday in Columbus. At issue is the speed with which the Department of Natural Resources is responding to a year-old court order to compensate 87 landowners near Grand Lake St. Marys, a 20-square-mile lake between Dayton and Toledo. The flooding culprit is a horseshoe-shaped dam the state built in 1997 that the landowners say has led to significant floods almost

every year since. Lawyers for the landowners — almost all of them farmers — allege the state has been dragging its feet since the court’s 2011 compensation order. The court agreed to hear arguments over whether the state should be held in contempt. An attorney for the landowners said three property owners have died since the court’s order a year ago and more are likely to pass away before the case is resolved. Attorney Bruce Ingram also disputed the state’s argument about See FLOODING/Page 4A

42° 25° DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Pages 2-3A today: • R. Kathleen Shatto • Don W. Wheeler • Elmer N. Hemmegarn • Ricky Edward Hughes • Rosemary F. Wesbecher • Vivian J. (Thomas) Orsborne • Robert L. “Bob” Grilliot • Mary C. Kennedy • Clement S. Partington • Merlin W. Blumhorst • Dwayne L. Hoelscher • Alberta J. Graeser

INDEX Business .............................8A City, County records ...........2A Classified.........................5-8B Comics ...............................2B Fort Loramie .....................10A Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope..........................2B Localife ............................6-7A Nation/World.......................5A Obituaries ........................2-3A Sports .........................11-13A State news..........................4A ’Tween 12 and 20.............10A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue....4B

TODAY’S THOUGHT “As a rule, there is no surer way to the dislike of men than to behave well where they have behaved badly.” — Lew Wallace, American author (1827-1905) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5A.

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United Way names Barr leader Rick Lunsford, president of the Shelby County United Way Board of Trustees, has announced that Scott Barr has been named the executive director for the S h e l b y Barr C o u n t y United Way. He will replace Bob Parker when Parker retires Jan. 31. Barr joins the Shelby County United Way with 17 years in the financial services industry. He spent eight years as a division manager and regional training manager working for Outsourcing Solutions Inc. in Dublin. He joined See UNITED WAY/Page 14A

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Gessler to resign as Sidney police chief Sidney Police Chief Kevin Gessler will be resigning as police chief effective no later than May 31, City Manager Mark Cundiff announced Monday. Gessler was hired Gessler by the city of Sidney after a nationwide search on July 13, 2009. He replaced Chief Steve Wearly. The city will begin the recruitment process for the next police chief immediately, Cundiff said. “Chief Gessler is a trusted member of the senior staff, and his leadership of the Police Department through the tough economic times that were present during his

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Don W. Wheeler, 83, of Mercury 194 Court, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 12:30 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 17, 1929, in Sidney, the son of the late Holland and Pearl (McClure) Wheeler. On Nov. 28, 1948, he married Joan Dormire, who survives along with two sons, Mike Wheeler, of Maplewood, and Russ Wheeler, of Troy; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Wayne B. Wheeler, of Tuscon, Ariz. Don formerly owned and operated the Wheeler IGA store in Sidney for 15 years, then

Ricky Edward Hughes

Ricky Edward Hughes, 50, of 2016 Fair Oaks Drive, away passed Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 3:10 p.m. at his residence. He was born on Aug. 9, 1962, in Sidney, the son of Mildred (Liess) Hughes, of Sidney, and the late Charlie Hughes. In 1987, he married Rhonda Collins, who survives along with one son, Derrick Alan sister, Hughes, one Sharon (Hughes) Applegate, and husband, Bob, and one brother, Chuck Hughes, and wife, Tabitha, all of Sidney; two nephews, Bruce E. Applegate and Brandon Hughes, and three nieces, Stacy Applegate, Chelsea Hughes, and Alexis Doyle. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Willard and brother, Wilma Gladys Hughes, and maReichart, Elton ternal grandparents, Hemmelgarn and Janice Berger. He was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia and St. Rose TUESDAY Catholic Church -8:21 a.m.: theft. in St. Rose. He of a chainsaw was Theft was a veteran of the U.S. Navy reported at 4973 State during World Route 29. MONDAY War II and volun-6:16 p.m.: crash teered for 18 years at the Center for with injuries. Deputies Neurological Develop- responded, along with ment. He was an Anna Rescue and Van owner/operator of a milk- Buren Township fire personnel, to a crash with hauling business. Mass of Christian injuries at the intersecBurial will be at 10:30 tion of Botkins Road and a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, Kettlersville Road. Fur2012, at St. Rose ther details were not Catholic Church with available. -5:03 p.m.: vandalthe Rev. Gene ism. Deputies took a reSchnipke, celebrant. Friends may call at port on a car keyed at the Hogenkamp Fu- 2901 Fair Road the preneral Home, Russia, vious day. SUNDAY from 2 to 8 p.m. on –3:39 p.m.: theft. A Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. person drove off without on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. paying $26.22 for gas at Burial will take place Meyer’s Garage & Drivein St. Rose Cemetery Thru, 6377 State Route with full military hon- 66, Newport. ors. The family requests donations be made to the Center for Neurological TUESDAY Development. Condo-1:15 p.m.: bad lences may be made at checks. Russia Police took a report of bad went on to work at Airstream in Jackson Center for 10 years. He and Joan then opened and operated Camp Qtokee for 15 years before retiring. Following Don’s request, there will be no funeral service or calling hours prior to his burial at Greenlawn Cemetery in DeGraff. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Cromes Funeral Home Inc. , 302 S. Main Ave. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Wheeler family at Cromes Funeral Home’s website,

Elmer N. Hemmelgarn RUSSIA — Elmer N. Hemmelgarn, 89, formerly of St. Rose, died at 9:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Versailles Health Care. He was born Feb. 23, 1923, in St. Sebastian to the late Theodore and Marie (Timmerman) Hemmelgarn. He married Regina Rose on Aug. 11, 1948, in St. Henry. She survives in Russia. He is also survived by his children: Nancy and George Eubanks, of Seattle, Wash., Kathy and Dyas, of Chuck Marysville, Don Hemmelgarn and Gayle Heitkamp, of London, Wanda and Ray Miller, of Chesapeake, Va., Elaine McArthur, of Dublin, Al and Deb Hemmelgarn, of Justin, Texas, Beth and Mark Heitkamp, of Tipp City, Maria and Terry Daugherty, of Russia, and Lou and Leandra Hemmelgarn, of Topeka, Kan.; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie and Ralph Diller, of Maria Stein. He was preceded in death by sisters and


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Melvy and Donna Liess. Mr. Hughes was a 1980 graduate of Sidney High School. He worked at Direct Graphics for 20 years, and was employed by Clean All for the past five years. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with the Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber officiating. Burial will follow at Pearl Cemetery in Swanders. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hughes family at


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checks passed at Buschur’s Market. MONDAY -7:57 p.m.: larceny. Anna Police took a report on a larceny at 106 Brookside Drive, Unit C.

Fire, rescue TUESDAY -11:44 a.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to a medical call in the 7300 block of Dawson Road. MONDAY -5:52 p.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to a medical call at the junior/senior high school. –11:06 a.m.: auto crash with injuries. Perry-Port -Salem Rescue and Port Jefferson Fire units were called to 18100 Rickway Drive, where a vehicle had struck a shed. –7:30 a.m.: medical. Anna and Jackson Center Rescue were called to the 1380 block of SidneyFreyburg Road. –12:04 a.m.: medical. Houston Rescue was called to the 9000 block of Greenville Road.

-2:32 p.m.: criminal damaging. Michael J. Jones, 1203 Hamilton Court, reported the TV and phone lines were cut at his residence, causing $100 damage. -11:34 a.m.: property found. A wallet belonging to Brian Penly, of Piqua, was found at 55 S. Vandemark Road, and given to police. -2:35 a.m.: criminal damaging. Kristofer Bertsch, 14044 Meranda Road, Anna, reported someone damaged the driver’s side mirror on his vehicle at 553 N. Vandemark Road, causing $50 damage. -1:15 a.m.: unruly juvenile. Police charged a 12-year-old boy with being unruly. -12:30 a.m.: criminal damaging. Amy Harris, 503 Second Ave., reported someone broke a window in her auto, causing $300 damage. -12:07 a.m.: warrants. Police arrested Brandt Kellem, 19, at large, at 432 S. Main Ave. on warrants for possession of heroin and contempt. FRIDAY -7:33 p.m.: theft. Police arrested Jacqueline Caudill, 27, and Joseph Yelton, 26, addresses not listed, for allegedly shoplifting at Walmart. -5:20 p.m.: assault. Destiny Murphy, 1152 River Bend Blvd., reported she was assaulted by a person at a West Court Street address. -3:59 p.m.: forgery. Personnel at Dairy Mart, 1206 Michigan St., reported receiving a forged check. -2:56 p.m.: theft. Thomas Godwin, 631 S. Ohio Ave., reported two 5-gallon buckets and three gas cans, valued at $35, were stolen from his equipment trailer at his residence. -11:40 a.m.: theft. Paul Scully, 1033 Cinnamon Ridge Lane, reported an aluminum ladder, valued at $50, was stolen from his backyard. -7:01 a.m.: criminal damaging. Someone broke the windows and a taillight out of the auto of Nichole Cotterman, 105 Hickory St., Botkins, in the 300 block of North

MONDAY -5:04 p.m.: contempt. Weston A. Steenrod, 237 1/2 W. South St., was arrested on an outstanding warrant through Sidney Municipal Court and transported to jail. -3:17 p.m.: criminal damage/endangering. Chester L. Rismiller, 551 W. North St., reported an unknown person damaged his vehicle while it was at his home. -3:09 p.m.: theft. Stacy M. Carey, 500 Bowman Drive, reported someone made $8,100 worth of purchases with an unauthorized credit card. -6:22 a.m.: theft/criminal damage. Officers took a report that an unknown person broke into Wingers, 2881 Michigan St., overnight, damaging a door, jukebox and two cash registers, and stealing two 42-inch televisions, valued at $2,000, and $1,400 cash. SUNDAY -5:13 p.m.: criminal damaging. Joseph P. Wagner, 202 N. Walnut Ave., reported the back window of his auto was broken, causing $100 damage. -10:33 a.m.: breaking and entering. Anthony W. Gerstner, 789 Chestnut Ave., reported a break-in at his residence. Property valued at $3,350 was stolen. -8:05 a.m.: theft. Brian Nofsinger, 627 Fourth Ave., reported an inflatable polar bear decoration, valued at $40, was stolen from his front yard. -3:08 a.m.: unruly juvenile. A woman reported her 14-year-old grandson was refusing to come home. -1:39 a.m.: disorderly conduct. Police arrested Britteny Bradley, 20; Danielle Epley, 25; and Krista Diakite, 38, addresses not listed, after a disturbance at 428 N. Main Ave. SATURDAY -5:40 p.m.: contempt. Adam J. Orndorff, 21, of New Carlisle, was arrested on a warrant from Sidney See RECORD/Page 14A Municipal Court.

Financial aid night tonight at SHS The annual financial aid meeting will be held tonight at 6:30 in the Sidney High School cafeteria. Heather Barhorst from the University of Dayton Financial Aid Office will do the presentation. According to Deb Fahnestock, counselor, this program is designed to help parents gain an understanding of how the college financing process works, including

options available to develop a college funding strategy, how to plan for and manage all college costs, and different types of financial aid available. The main focus will be on filling out the FAFSA form. Fahnestock encourages all senior parents who have children entering college for the 2013 academic school year to attend. In addition, Priscilla Wilt will be in-

forming senior students and parents about the local Barnes Trust Loans that are available to Shelby County residents. Fahnestock will talk about the use of the Sidney High School web page to obtain local scholarship updates as well as other useful websites where one can search for financial aid. Lots of information will be available for pickup.

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Dwayne L. Hoelscher FORT RECOVERY — Dwayne L. Hoelscher, age 33, of 405 Greenville Road, died on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater. Funeral services will be held today, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Coldwater.

Clement S. Partington WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — Clement S. Partington, 88, formerly of Piqua, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at St. Catherine’s Manor of Washington Court House. Private services were provided to his family through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home of Piqua.

Alberta J. Graeser PIQUA — Alberta J. Graeser, 80, of Piqua, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. A service to honor her life will be Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home in Piqua

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— VERSAILLES Robert L. “Bob” Grilliot, age 94, of Versailles, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the Versailles Health Care Center in Versailles. He was born on April 13, 1918, in Miami County to the late Frank and Victoria (Simons) Grilliot. He is survived by his children, Margie and Tom Jones, of Avon, Janice Dubbs, of New Madison, Jim Grilliot, of Bowling Green, and Jeff and Kim Grilliot, of Toledo; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Helen (Bud) Johnston, of Springfield, Freda Love, of North Miami, Fla., and Lowell Grilliot, of Piqua. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Helen Grilliot, four brothers, one sister, a grandson, and a son-in-law, Gale Dubbs. Bob was a member of the United States Navy, serving in World War II. He also was a member of

Denis Catholic St. Church, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles, all in Versailles. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, Dec. 2012, at 7, 10:30 a.m. at St. Denis C a t h o l i c Church, Versailles, with the Rev. David Vincent as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Cemetery, Valbert Versailles. The family will receive friends on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles. A military graveside service will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Versailles Emergency Medical Center. Condolences for the family may be expressed through

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She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. Mary had worked 13 years in the cafeteria at Honda, Anna. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Wapakoneta. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, with Pastor Mark Bauer officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Loramie Valley Cemetery, Botkins. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour. prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Condolences may be expressed at m.

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WAPAKONETA — Mary C. Kennedy, 80, of Wapakoneta, formerly of Botkins, died 1:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System. She was born June 2, 1932, in Gainesville, Fla., the daughter of Jehu and Mollie (Whiddon) McComb, who preceded her in death. On Nov. 5, 1955, she married Robert Kennedy, and he died Dec. 9, 2000. Survivors include four children, Dale (Lois) Kennedy, of Botkins, Kathy (Jeff) Eilerman, of Sidney, Terry (Mel) Schroeder, of Wapakoneta, and Laurie Kennedy, of Columbus; grandchildren, April (Zeb) Egbert, Scott (Ashlee) Kennedy, Kelly (Josh) Schmidt Kristin Eilerman, Casey (Michael) Kemmann, Eric Schroeder, Nikki Schroeder and Marcus Schroeder; great-Grandchildren, Annabelle and Josephine Egbert, Kenison and Kyson Kennedy, and Mackenzie Kemmann; and a sister-in-law, Patsy Maurer, of Sidney.

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DEGRAFF — Vivian J. (Thomas) Orsborne, 78, of DeGraff, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Mary Rutan Hospital, surrounded by her family. She was born Feb. 18, 1934, in Logan County, a daughter of the late Clarence LeRoy and Carrie E. Gates Thomas. On June 26, 1954, she married James R. Orsborne, who preceded her in death along with her son, Gary Orsborne, her stepmother, Leona Thomas, a brother, William Max Thomas, and two stepbrothers, Robert Snapp and Donald “Dick” Snapp. Vivian is survived by two daughters, Gloria (Ron) Mitchell, of DeGraff, and Gayle (Jack) Marlow, of Quincy; two siblings, Katie Douglas, of Logansville, and Robert (Viola) Thomas, of Hesperia, Calif.; a stepsister, Jean (Ray) Headings, of Bellefontaine; a stepbrothers, Bill (Catherine) Snapp, of California. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Jamie (Jasson) Dunaway, Matt (Melissa) Eaton, Gina (Shawn)

Nixon, Wyndi (Brian) Gordon, Dustin Orsborne, Justin (Connie) Orsborne, Mandy (Adam) Gammell, April Orsborne and Karissa (Jake) Bowling; and 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A 1953 graduate of DeGraff High School, she worked at Copeland Corp. in Sidney until she retired in 1996. She was also a member of the DeGraff United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends today, Dec. 5, 2012, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff. Services will then be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the funeral home, with Pastor Kymberly James officiating. Burial is in the Greenwood-Union Cemetery, DeGraff. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the DeGraff United Methodist Church or Riverside EMS. Condolences may be expressed at

Rosemary F. Wesbecher Rosemary F. Wesbecher, 90, passed away on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 7:57 a.m. at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney. She was born Nov. 6, 1922, in Kenton, the daughter of Albert B. and Henrietta T. (Vondenhuevel) Weaver, and they preceded her in death. She was married on June 14, 1941, to Joseph F. Wesbecher, and he died in 2009. Surviving are four children, Tom and wife, Babs Wesbecher, of Troy, William and wife, Jeannie Wesbecher, of Urbana, Beverly Boroff, of Sidney, and Mark Wesbecher and wife, Jill, of Bentonville, Ark.; several grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer, and wife, Mary Jane Weaver, of Minster; two sisters, Eleanor Price, of St. Marys, and Patricia Griner, and husband, Roland, of Fort Loramie, and a sister-in-law, Jeanette Weaver, of Minster. A son, Dennis Wesbecher, a daughter,

Karen Cull, two sisters, Irene Knostman and Barb Griner, and two brothers, Robert Weaver and Donald Weaver, are deceased. WesMrs. becher attended Minster Schools. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Catholic Angels Church, with the Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens, Sidney. Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home today, Dec. 5, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Wesbecher family on SalmMcGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s website:

R. Kathleen Shatto NEW CARLISLE — R. Kathleen Shatto, 88, formerly of Sidney, went home to meet her Lord on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 12:35 p.m. at the Manor Belle Nursing Home in New Carlisle, where she had been a patient since January 2011. She was born on April 16, 1924, in Allen County, the daughter of the late Vernon “VL” and Mary Melinda (Shock) Bowers. Her family moved to the Pemberton area when she was in the sixth grade. She attended Pemberton High School and was the valedictorian of her graduating class in 1942. She attended Northwestern School of Commerce in Lima. She married Robert E. Shatto on Dec. 18, 1943, who preceded her in death on May 29, 1987. During World War II, and while her husband was overseas, she worked in the personnel department at Monarch Machine & Tool Co. She is survived by one daughter, Beverly Sadgebury, of New Carlisle; and three sons, Robert Shatto, of Port Clinton, Joseph Shatto, of Fairborn, and Jeffrey (Robin) Shatto, of Port Clinton; three grandsons, Kristopher (Julie) Sadgebury, of Centerville, Kevin Sadgebury, and Kurtis (Paola) Sadgebury, all of New Carlisle; four granddaughters, Stacey (John) Hafeman, of West Bend, Wis., Rachael Link, of Deland, Fla., Holly Snyder, of Oak Harbor, and Jessica Smith, of Port Clinton; 13 great-grandchildren, Jacob Sadgebury, of New Carlisle, Hunter and Hadley Sadgebury, of Centerville, Benjamin and Sarah Hafeman, of West Bend, Wis., Mason, Clayton and Carson Link, of Deland, Fla., Xavior and Lillian Snyder, of Oak Harbor,

Kaileigh Smith, of Port Clinton, and Elizabeth and Zachariah Skripick, of Port one Clinton; brother, William Bowers, of Anna, and one s i s t e r- i n - l a w, Roberta Bowers, of DeGraff; and many nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Ronald Bowers and Richard Bowers, and three sisters, Helen Miller, Eleanor Borland and Mirian Groves, preceded her in death. Kathleen was a member of the Pemberton United Methodist Church for more than 70 years and faithfully served on various committees and organizations. She was also a charter member of the Friendly Neighbors Homemakers Club. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who liked to have large, family get-togethers and enjoyed fishing and boating with her husband and family on Lake Erie. Kathleen lived a selfless life of giving and caring for others, and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11:30 a.m. in the Pemberton United Methodist Church with Pastor Don Burley officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the church. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Memorials may be made to the Pemberton United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in memory of Kathleen Shatto. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Shatto family at Cromes Funeral Home’s website,

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Board learns about Northwood activities BY KATHY LEESE

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Sidney City Schools Board of Education members heard about activities at Northwood School and tabled a decision on a request by the Shelby County Community Tennis Association during its meeting Monday night. Eric Finke, principal of Northwood, gave a report to board members on his school, noting that Teacher Based Teams (TBT) are working at all grade levels to “enhance classroom instruction.”

JANET DONER, of Celina (center), and her husband, Wayne Doner, discuss the damage that flooding attributed to a state dam has done to their western Teachers meeting According to Finke, Ohio farm, as they emerge from a hearing on compensation for landowners teachers are meeting on Tuesday at the Ohio Supreme Court in Columbuso. The Doners and dozens each week and talking of other landowners affected by the flooding want the court to order Ohio to about their instructional speed up compensation for flood damage. practices, differentiated instruction and looking at current grade-level From Page 1 data. The teachers are also working to make appraisers, saying he had Justice Yvette Magee but there doesn’t seem to “sound data-driven a list of 113 state-ap- Brown questioned why be evidence that they’ve choices” in deciding how proved appraisers who the state couldn’t take done nothing,” said Jus- they will teach in their could be available. more advantage of the tice Judith Lanzinger. classrooms. “That is a complete “substantial evidence” About two dozen Following the meetred herring they could about flooding collected landowners attended the ings, the teachers send not find appraisers,” he in the nine years since hearing, including Finke a report on them. said. the case was first filed in Wayne and Janet Doner, Finke is trying to visit Some justices seemed county court. who have seen chronic one to two classrooms perplexed by the delay Other justices ap- flooding on their corn each week. and grilled Stokes on peared to side with the and soybean farm in Among the discussions why it was taking so state, pointing out that Celina that has left as teachers are having are long. the process of compensat- many as 35 acres unus- how to use websites ap“This country fought ing landowners involves able. propriate to content stanWorld War II and com- several steps, some of “We’ve had 17 loads of dards, discussions on pleted it in four years,” them required by law. sand hauled out — we math, grouping students said Justice Paul Pfeifer, “You’re disagreeing still have sand in the together in a flexible way himself a farmer near with the manner with field today,” Janet Doner each week in each grade Bucyrus. which they’ve proceeded, said. level to allow attention on areas of weakness for increasing students, reading and math consistency, and common assessment data.


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tect corporations. They point out that Ohio has the eighth highest rate of death from the asbestosrelated disease mesothelioma in the country — at least 1,356 people since 1999, and potentially many times that number of actual victims. “This bill is designed to give a handout to the asbestos industry while robbing dying cancer victims of their constitutional rights,” said Anthony Gallucci, president of the Asbestos Victims Coalition. “The asbestos industry should be held accountable for the thousands of deaths and injuries.”

other policies. Scheu said the policies are usually updated twice a year and he said it is necessary to update the policies due to changes in the law. The board approved personnel action, including the hiring of an Alternative School teacher, R. Frank Guillozet, on a one-year, limited contract effective Dec. 10 at a rate of $19,980 per year, which is a prorated amount. The board approved hiring Sam Ashford as a substitute maintenance worker on a one-year, limited, as-needed contract, effective Monday, 3 at $13.30 per hour. The board also approved the payment of 25 percent or $423.50 of the varsity soccer/JV basketball cheer adviser supplemental contract to Holly Neves for additional responsibilities for the high school cheerleading program.

Resignations The board accepted the resignations of Winona Axe as elementary resource teacher, effective March 1, and Marilyn Boyd, a cook, effective Jan. 1. Both employees are retiring from the school system. The board also accepted the resignation of Kevin Stapleton, Alternative School coordinator, effective Dec. 14. The board accepted two donations: architectural services by Freytag and Associates Inc. for miscellaneous projects during 2012, with a value of $135; and a donation from Tom and Mardie Milligan for 24 gel frames for the theatrical lights at Sidney High School, with a value of $210.96. Scheu said the school district did “graciously accept” the donations and wanted to “thank both Freytag and Tom and Mardie Milligan.” The next meeting of the board will be Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Board of Education office.

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Spelling bee A number of activities are planned at Northwood in the next couple of weeks. On Friday, Northwood will hold its spelling bee. A PTO meeting is scheduled at the school for Dec. 11 and a winter assembly will be held Dec. 21 with director Meg Raterman and the Northwood staff talent. In other business, the board decided to table a request from the Shelby County Community Tennis Association to raise funds for the repair and maintenance of tennis facilities on school property. The school board would give a maximum of $10,000 to the project if the project is approved and funds are raised by the organization. According to Superintendent John Scheu, the board decided to table the request until it can get some answers to maintenance-related issues with the tennis courts, including some water damage. The board approved the first reading of school policies for a number of issues such as use of personal communication devices, whistleblower protection, bullying and other forms of aggressive behavior, promotion and


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PTO projects Finke reported that the Northwood Parent Teacher Organization is working hard. He noted that “not only are they assisting me” with helping to give the building an “elementary feel” by using hallway decals and kindergarten tables, the PTO is also helping students with the purchase of eight iPads for the classrooms. The iPads will be used in small groups to help with language and reading skills. There are also other applications for the iPads. The PTO has also donated a book to every student in the building that will be given to them before

Christmas break. Student council members are also busy at Northwood. Two students were chosen from each class in second through the fifth grade to serve on council. Student council representatives were chosen by their fellow classmates. Council members are planning a used-book drive so that they can bring in books from home that are not being read as much for books that have been donated. Council members are helping with announcements and other activities. Wendy Schlenker and Teresa Cegledy are volunteering as student council advisers.

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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, Dec. 5, the 340th day of 2012. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 1962, the United States and the Soviet Union announced a bilateral space agreement on exchanging weather data from satellites, mapping Earth’s geomagnetic field and cooperating in the experimental relay of communications. On this date: ■ In 1776, the first scholastic fraternity in America, Phi Beta Kappa, was organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. ■ In 1782, the eighth president of the United States, Martin Van Buren, was born in Kinderhook, N.Y.; he was the first chief executive to be born after American independence. ■ In 1791, composer Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart died in Vienna, Austria, at age 35. ■ In 1792, George Washington was re-elected president; John Adams was re-elected vice president. ■ In 1831, former President John Quincy Adams took his seat as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. ■ In 1848, President James K. Polk triggered the Gold Rush of ‘49 by confirming that gold had been discovered in California. ■ In 1932, German physicist Albert Einstein was granted a visa, making it possible for him to travel to the United States. ■ In 1933, national Prohibition came to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment. ■ In 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the AFL-CIO under its first president, George Meany. ■ In 1979, feminist Sonia Johnson was formally excommunicated by the Mormon Church because of her outspoken support for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. ■ In 1991, Richard Speck, who’d murdered eight student nurses in Chicago in 1966, died in prison a day short of his 50th birthday. ■ In 1994, Republicans chose Newt Gingrich to be the first GOP speaker of the House in four decades.

OUT OF THE BLUE Facebook remark leads to firing BANGKOK (AP) — A Cathay Pacific flight attendant is out of a job after writing on her Facebook page that she wanted to throw coffee in a passenger’s face because she happened to be the daughter of someone she dislikes intensely: ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The flight attendant caused a stir in the Thai online communities last week for posting hostile comments about Thaksin’s youngest daughter, Paetongtarn Shinawatra. She also posted a picture of Paetongtarn’s seating number on a Bangkok-to-Hong Kong flight she worked on Nov. 25. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific said Monday on its Thailand Facebook page that the posting of a passenger’s personal information was unauthorized and against the airline’s privacy rules.

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Makings of a fiscal deal behind the hot rhetoric BY JIM KUHNHENN Associated Pres WASHINGTON (AP) — Bluster and hot rhetoric aside, the White House and House Republicans have identified areas of significant overlap that could form the basis for a final agreement after “fiscal cliff ” posturing gives way to hard bargaining. Both sides now concede that tax revenue and reductions in entitlement spending are essential elements of any deal. If the talks succeed, it probably will be because House Speaker John Boehner yields on raising tax rates for top earners and the White House bends on how to reduce spending on Medicare and accepts some changes in Social Security. The White House and Boehner kept up the ridicule of each other’s negotiating stances on Tuesday. But beneath the tough words were the possible makings

of a deal that could borrow heavily from a near-bargain last year during debtlimit negotiations. Then, Obama was willing to reduce cost-of-living increases for Social Security beneficiaries and increase the eligibility age for Medicare, as Boehner and other top Republicans have demanded. On Tuesday, Obama did not shut the door on Republican ideas on such entitlement programs. “I’m prepared to make some tough decisions on some of these issues,” Obama said, “but I can’t ask folks who are, you know, middle class seniors who are on Medicare, young people who are trying to get student loans to go to college, I can’t ask them to sacrifice and not ask anything of higher income folks.” “I’m happy to entertain other ideas that the Republicans may present,” he added in an interview with Bloomberg Television.

At the core, the negotiations center on three key points: whether tax rates for upper income taxpayers should go up, how deeply to cut spending on entitlements such as Medicare and how to deal with raising the government’s borrowing limit early next year. White House spokesman Jay Carney dismissed Boehner’s proposals as “magic beans and fairy dust.” Boehner countered: “If the president really wants to avoid sending the economy over the fiscal cliff, he has done nothing to demonstrate it.” Tax rates have emerged as one of the most intractable issues, with Obama insisting the rates on the top 2 percent of earners must go up and Boehner standing steadfast that they must not. Boehner, instead, has proposed raising $800 billion through unspecified loophole closings and limits on tax deductions.

Fighting surges around Damascus BY BEN HUBBARD Associated Prress BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s civil war is closing in on President Bashar Assad’s seat of power in Damascus with clashes between government forces and rebels flaring around the city Tuesday, raising fears the capital will become the next major battlefield in the 20-month-old conflict. Numerous reports emerged of at least a dozen people killed near the ancient city and elsewhere, and the regime said nine students and a teacher died from rebel mortar fire on a school. The state news agency originally said 30 people had been killed in the attack. While many of the mostly poor, Sunni Muslim suburbs ringing Damascus have long been opposition hotbeds, fighting has intensified in the area in recent weeks as rebels press a battle they hope will finish Assad’s regime. “The push to take Damascus is a real one, and intense pressure to take control of the city is part of a major strategic shift by rebel commanders,” said Mustafa Alani of the Genevabased Gulf Research Center. “They have realized that without bringing the fight to Damascus, the regime will not collapse.” The increased pressure has raised worries that he or his forces will resort to desperate measures, perhaps striking neighbors Turkey or Israel, or using chemical weapons. NATO foreign ministers approved Turkey’s request for Patriot anti-missile systems to be deployed along its southern border to defend against possible strikes from Syria. “We stand with Turkey in the spirit of strong solidarity,” NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told reporters after the meeting in Brussels. “To anyone who would want to attack Turkey, we say, ‘Don’t even think about it!’”

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FIREWORKS BURST over Tahrir Square as protesters gather in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday. A protest by tens of thousands of Egyptians outside the presidential palace in Cairo turned violent on Tuesday as tensions grew over Islamist President Mohammed Morsi’s seizure of nearly unrestricted powers. Thousands of protesters also gathered in Cairo’s downtown Tahrir Square, miles away from the palace, to join several hundred who have been camping out there for nearly two weeks.

Protest at Egypt president’s palace turns violent BY HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press CAIRO (AP) — A protest by at least 100,000 Egyptians outside the presidential palace in Cairo turned violent on Tuesday as tensions grew over Islamist President Mohammed Morsi’s seizure of nearly unrestricted powers and a draft constitution hurriedly adopted by his allies. Crowds around the capital and in the coastal city of Alexandria were still swelling several hours after nightfall. The large turnout signaled sustained momentum for the opposition, which brought out at least 200,000 protesters to Cairo’s Tahrir Square a week ago and a comparable number on Friday. They are demand-

ing the Morsi rescind decrees that placed him above judicial oversight. In a brief outburst, police fired tear gas to stop protesters approaching the palace in the capital’s Heliopolis district. Morsi was in the palace conducting business as usual while the protesters gathered outside. But he left for home through a back door when the crowds “grew bigger,” according to a presidential official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters. The official said Morsi left on the advice of security officials at the palace and to head off “possible dangers” and to calm protesters. Morsi’s spokesman, however, said the

president left the palace at the end of his work schedule through the door he routinely uses. The violence erupted when protesters pushed aside a barricade topped with barbed wire several hundred yards from the palace walls. Police fired tear gas, and then retreated. With that barricade removed, protesters moved closer to the palace’s walls, with police apparently choosing not to try and push the crowds back. Soon afterwards, police abandoned the rest of the barricades, allowing the crowds to surge ahead to the walls of the palace complex. But there were no attempts to storm the palace, guarded inside by the army’s Republican Guard.

U.S. reacts with joy to royal baby news BY GREGORY KATZ Associated Press WESTPORT, Connecticut (AP) — An heir to the British throne is on the way — and Americans may be as enthralled as the Brits. This former colony has been riveted by the royal news that the former Kate Middleton is pregnant — perhaps as much as Britain, where such regal developments are taken in stride. “We don’t really have a princess here,” said Kathy Gitlin, an elementary school teacher in Connecticut who was thrilled to hear that Kate is with child. “I’m an Anglophile, I love England, and I think it’s wonderful that two people in love wanted to get married and start a family.

It’s great.” There are several reasons for the American public’s pleasure in Kate’s news, manifested not only by the good wishes sent by President Obama but also by the breathless news coverage and the general good will toward the actually not-so-young young couple, who have both now reached 30. First, and least complicated, is the fact that Kate seems a likeable and sensible young woman who married one of the world’s most eligible bachelors without letting the power, prestige and Aplus jewelry go to her head. Then there are the long ties between the two countries, so alike and so maddeningly different. When Americans proudly declared

their independence, they swore off sovereign kings and queens forever, yet several centuries later they find themselves drawn to the royals’ pomp and pageantry, embracing the more colorful aspects of a system whose substance they had eagerly overthrown. Finally, hardest to quantify, is the fading, almost ghostly, image of Princess Diana, who died so young. Americans want Diana’s sons to flourish, and Kate seems to have made William very, very happy. “I remember when Diana died, it was such a shock,” said Gitlin, 52. “No one can ever take her place, but it’s nice to have another person, someone this generation can look up to, and someone who William can love.”


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This Evening • The Sidney Altrusa Club meets at 5:30 p.m. in the basement of the Wilson Medical Building. Altrusa members network to provide community service with a focus on the promotion of literacy and goodwill. For more information or to become a member, contact Bev Mintchell at 498-9431. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • Baby time for children 3 1/2 and younger and their mothers is at the A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie at 6:30 p.m. • The Miami-Shelby Ostomy Support Group meets at 7 p.m. at the Cancer Care Center in the lower level of the Upper Valley Medical Center, 3130 N. Dixie Highway, Troy. For more information, call (937) 440-4706. • Stokes Lodge 305, Free and Accepted Masons, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Lodge, Port Jefferson. All Master Masons are welcome.

Thursday Morning • New Bremen Public Library will host Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Registration required.

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Friday Morning • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155. • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers First Time Storytime for babies and toddlers and their parents from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Friday Afternoon • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited. • Church Women United meet at 1 p.m. in the Sidney First United Methodist Church.

Friday Evening • The Houston Community Center, 5005 Russia-Houston Road, hosts pizza night from 5 to 11 p.m. Pizzas available for dine-in or carry-out at various prices. Proceeds benefit Houston High School College Scholarship Fund. 295-3598. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St.

Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Botkins, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Anna, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon • Women Walking in the Word meets at 1 p.m. at the Mount Zion House of Prayer, 324 Grove St. Use the rear entrance.

Saturday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Saturday Night Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Slagle Road beginning at 6:30 p.m., 10 birds. Program starts at 8 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped and Lewis class. Open to the public. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Checkmates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. To access the Community Calendar online, visit and click on “Living” and then “Calendar.”

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• The New Knoxville Community Library Book Club meets at 6 p.m. to discuss “Sarah’s Key.” • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St. • Minster Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Old Minster Council Chambers, Minster. • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge at the corner of Miami Avenue and Poplar Street meets at 7:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts Brooke Fogt (left), 8, and Dakota Evans, 9. bag candy at Agape Distribution in Sidney Saturday. The scouts stocked shelves at the pantry and bagged food for recipients, activities that helped to earn them Community badges. Troop leaders are Liz Fogt, Kerry Keiser and Misty McCabe. Brooke is the daughter of Mike and Liz Fogt. Dakota is the daughter of Aaron Evans and Pam Knapke. All are from Sidney.

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MAPLEWOOD — Members of the Maplewood Grange were reminded of their Grange learned about poinsettias during their recent meeting. Ginny Lochard presented a program about the popular plants. Poinsettias come in colors of red, white and pink, she said. The leaves of the plant are actually the red, white or pink that is seen on the plant while the flower is the yellow center. Sixtyfive million plants are sold annually. Lochard recommended in caring for a plant, to check the soil daily and not to overwater. She also suggested setting a plant in a window to receive the sunlight. Members were reminded that the holiday dinner will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the grange hall. Members of the grange who have significant years as members be honored. will Bernard Clinehens, secretary and longtime member, will present the program, “What It Was Like Living in Maplewood in 1912.” Community residents and past members of grange are invited to this meeting. Members are also reminded to bring canned food for the area food pantries. Jean Evans and Mary Lane Steenrod served as hostesses.

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Botkins man gets state commendation PIQUA — Jim Thompson, of Botkins, and Ed Curry, of Greenville, trustees of Community Edison College, were presented with commendations from the Ohio Senate by Dr. Chris Valdez, college president, at the monthly meeting of trustees Nov. 28. The commendations were signed by Sen.

Tom Niehaus, president of the Ohio Senate, and Sen. Bill Beagle, of the Fifth Senatorial District. Thompson’s read, “On behalf of the members of the Senate of the 129th General Assembly of Ohio, we are pleased to congratulate James Thompson on receiving a Richard N. Adams Educational

Leadership Award at the 2012 Ohio Association of Community Colleges Excellence awards. “You are a remarkable individual, for you have combined civic concern and dedication with the utmost professionalism to become a dynamic leader in the community, and this prestigious honor is a

fitting tribute to you for the exemplary efforts you have displayed as a member and vice chair of the Edison Community College Board of Trustees. Through your admirable devotion to service and achievement, you have distinguished yourself as a conscientious and hard working Ohioan and you are truly de-

serving of high praise. “Willingly giving of your time, energy, and abilities far beyond what was required or expected, you have striven to better the world around you, and you have earned the respect and esteem of colleagues and the community alike. We are certain that in the years to come, you will

continue to demonstrate the same unwavering commitment to excellence for which have become you known. “Thus, with sincere pleasure, we commend you on your recent accolade and salute you as one of Ohio’s finest citizens.” Curry was given a similar honor.

Chamber foundation awards grants Trustees of the SidneyShelby County Chamber of Commerce Foundation have agreed to fund 24 requests submitted by schools and member organizations. The board met in early November to review education grant applications for the 2012 calendar year. According to Jeff Raible, chamber president, “The foundation is an extension of our mission that supports education improvement initiatives to better prepare the youth of our community for their eventual entry in the workplace of our members. Through the generosity of chamber members, each year we are able to support many wonderful education based programs throughout Shelby County. These are educator-driven initiatives that might not otherwise occur if not for the funding from our foundation.” In addition to member

contributions, support for the Chamber Foundation also includes a $5,000 annual donation from Honda of America that assists the Chamber Foundation with funding education-based projects throughout Shelby County. A total of $18,530.71 was granted to the following applicants: Sidney City Schools, HardinHouston Schools, Botkins Schools, Fairlawn Schools, Anna Schools, Russia Schools, Christian Academy Schools, Shelby County Educational Service Center, Gateway Arts Council, Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Child Care, Council of Religious Education, Shelby County Historical Society, and the Chamber’s Business Education Partnership. Actual grant funding will take place in mid-January, 2013. For information about the foundation, call 4929122.


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Going once, going twice, sold! Auctioneer Sam Roetter (left), of Pleasant Hill, acknowledges a winning bid for a portrait of John F. Kennedy as Eric Barr, of Sidney, tracks bidders Saturday. They were running a charity auction at the Shelby County Fairgrounds to support the Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation (SCARF). About 75 people attended the auction. More than 20 people donated items for sale. The event raised about $2,500, according to SCARF Vice President Joe Laber, of Troy. Barr is the organization’s president. SCARF will have a Cans for Canine event in January.

Baker addresses Kiwanis Steve Baker, WHIOTV Northern Bureau chief, was the featured speaker at the Nov. 28 meeting of the Sidney Kiwanis Club. Baker was introduced by club member Mark Hughes. Baker told the group he started his career with WPTW AM/FM in Piqua in 1970. While still working at the radio station, he joined WDTN- TV Channel 2 in Dayton as a stringer. In April 1980, he jumped stations and became a stringer for WHIO-TV Channel 7. He said that is when he fell in love with television news and telling stories with videotape. Videotape is no longer used, as everything is now shot in digital format, he said. Giving up his radio gig after 13 years, Baker became a full-time employee of Channel 7 in 1983. The Northern Bureau was opened in 1988 and he is a one-man show. He not only writes and reports the news,

but he shoots and edits everything himself. The region he covers comprises Miami, Darke, Shelby, Mercer and Auglaize counties. When asked what advice he would have for someone going into the news business, Baker said to be willing to work longer hours and be dedicated to your work. If you are looking for a 9 to 5, off weekends and holidays, don’t get into the news business, he said. President Phil Warnecke called the meeting to order. The invocation was given by Ralph Bornhorst and the group was lead in song by the Don Tangeman and Bornhorst. The Fun & Games activity was led by Karen Tennery. She asked all club members to list three reasons why they were blessed that day. Rebecca Meyer was introduced as the Teen of the Month by Bill Zimmerman. She is from Russia High School and has a 4.0 grade point av-

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erage. Also in attendance were her parents, Mike and Carla Meyer, and her guidance counselor, Paul Bremigan. Sign-up sheets were passed around for volunteers to man the Salvation Army kettle on Dec. 15 and to work the Community Dinner on Dec. 8. It was announced that this year’s spaghetti dinner will be Jan. 19 prior to the Sidney High School/Lehman High School basketball game. Tickets will be available at the Dec. 19 meeting. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Sidney Kiwanis meets at noon every Wednesday at the Sidney Moose Lodge. This club is always looking for new members who want to serve their community. For information, call John Coffield at (937) 710-4944, stop by a meeting or visit ges/kiwanis.asp.

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Safer, lower costs with new building code BY ELAINE SCHWELLERSNYDER After 10 years of debate and study, the Ohio Board of Building S t a n dards has adopted a new comprehens i v e Resident i a l Johnson Building Code that takes effect Jan. 2 and touches all aspects of building or remodeling a house in the state of Ohio. Last updated in 2003, the code is a document of more than 1,000 pages that details every aspect of building materials and construction. Implementation of the changes in the code is the responsibility of contractors, architects, trades people and building inspectors to make sure that all new houses and remodeling efforts are meeting the new criteria. The biggest beneficiaries are reportedly new home buyers who will find improved living quality, increased safety features and affordability. The new code has provisions for government mandated energy requirements that reduce

a home’s energy footprint by at least 15 percent. Staff Engineer for the Ohio Board of Building Standards Debbie Ohler said, “It’s a new code which recognizes new materials and new methods of construction. It’s definitely an improvement. It also incorporates requirements that provide for safe homes, but at the same time, it incorporates more stringent energy which requirements, should save homeowners money.” The Ohio Board of Building Standards is the body that administers the code. It is their job to work with local associations to educate contractors and others involved in the construction process on the changes in the code. According to Ric Johnson, president of the West Central Ohio Home Builders Association, “The new code is really just aligning the laws with today’s common practice. The 2003 code was based on technologies of the 1990s. Most builders and trades have been making these changes all along. The good thing is that now they have been codified with very specific parameters and details, protecting both the homebuilders and the

homeowners.” Several provisions of the new code are specifically designed to reduce energy use and costs. The minimum insulation requirement for exterior and basement walls has been raised, and structural insulated panels have been added to the list of approved prescriptive construction methods. All homes must now meet air-tightness standards that include a blower door test. The new code also requires programmable thermostats, ceiling insulation, and more efficient windows. At least 75 percent of lighting in new homes must be by high efficiency bulbs, such as CFL’s or LED’s. For the homeowner, this equates to lower heating and cooling costs. “Insulation and other energy upgrades are saving money and promoting conservation,” Johnson said. “For example, high efficiency water faucets and toilets curtail water usage, creating a better utilization of our natural resources.” The majority of the changes are in the area of safety. Carbon-monoxide detectors must now be installed outside each bedroom in a house that uses natural gas or propane or has an attached garage. Smoke

alarms are also required, and automatic sprinkler systems are strongly recommended. Floor joists between the basement and first floor, that are less than 10 inches deep, must include a layer of gypsum or wood underneath for additional fire protection. The new code prohibits furnaces and air-handling systems that supply air to living spaces from also supplying air to or return air from a garage. It also prohibits unconditioned crawl space from being a source of return air. The code also has requirements for protection against decay and termites in wood-based products, and specifies the fasteners and connectors that must be used when they come in contact with preservative-treated and fire-retardant-treated wood. The document addresses deck construction and floor assemblies to ensure that they are capable of handling higher weight limits. Additional requirements have been added for surface drainage systems, concrete, foundation walls and crushed stone footings. After numerous homeowner complaints of nuisance tripping, the new code removes the requirement that sump

Ohio hosts Honda convention COLUMBUS — Honda is hosting 500 associates from 17 countries to participate in the company’s NH-Circle World Bloc Convention, with activities in Columbus and Marysville. Honda holds this convention every two years in one of its six global regions. It will not return to North America until 2024. “These three days of NH-Circle activities are designed to celebrate the exchange of ideas as associates spend time networking with other teams from around the world,” said Rick Schostek, senior vice president at Honda of America Mfg. “This is a very special opportunity for these associates, who have traveled here from faraway places to meet with their counterparts from other lands and see some sites in central Ohio.” Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman welcomed the visiting associates to Columbus during the opening ceremonies held Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. The teams were recognized by country and region as they entered the hall, and were greeted by Honda leadership from Japan and the company’s six global operating regions. Convening the global convention in Ohio is noteworthy as Honda celebrates 30 years of auto production in America, which started at the Marysville Auto Plant on Nov. 1, 1982. In addition to being the

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over the world, and that Honda also is having a profound impact on communities in other regions.” Honda sold nearly 25 million products in 2011 through its three product lines that include automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment products such as generators and lawn mowers. Today, Honda operates automobile plants in more than 16 countries. When including the production of motorcycles and power products, Honda has manufacturing operations in more than 26 countries. During the day on Tuesday and today, the teams are traveling to Honda’s operations in Marysville to present their winning ideas to their peers and Honda leadership. They also are participating in teambuilding activities and taking time to see auto production in the Marysville Auto Plant. An event today also will

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mark the milestone of the export of the 1 millionth automobile from U.S. production. While in Columbus, the visitors are participating in cultural activities at the Hyatt and Columbus Convention Center during evenings and on Thursday. Evening activities included opportunities to visit the holiday “WildLights” attraction at the Columbus Zoo, and to go shopping in Columbus.

pumps and garage door openers must be plugged into GFCI outlets. There are also provisions for added electrical receptacles for balconies, large foyers, decks and porches. There must be grounded conductors at switch locations and GFCI protection of electrical heating cables in kitchen floors and near sinks, again with safety in mind. The new code affects home remodeling as well

as new housing. “The changes may not be that apparent to current homeowners who add on or remodel, but they will feel it in the pocketbook when their home operates more efficiently,” said Johnson. “Overall the 2013 Residential Building Code is a great step, implementing and reinforcing the newest industry standards, and making a better quality end product for all of us.”

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The Dec. 4 meeting featured Martha Holscher, Fort Loramie Queen King Dairy owner, who discussed the reopening of a restaurant at Lake Loramie. The monthly business meeting will be held Dec. 18. There will be no meeting on Dec. 25. Residents interested in joining the club are encouraged to contact a member of the group.


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. Cynthian Township William K. Pleiman, deceased, to Ryan M. and Kristi Schulze, parts section 16, 0.51 and 0.366 acres, $88,000. Brian E. and Denise A. Barlage to Barlage

Farms LLC, parts section 14, 40.25, 40 and 5.001 acres; and section 35, 40 acres, exempt. McLean Township Sonny B. Garrett to Sonny B. Garrett and Carol A. Garrett, Filburns Subdivision, lot 30, exempt. Washington Twp. Vicki R. (Inman) and Gary Trigger to Aaron B. and Kelly T. Edwards, Bryson Subdivision, lot 283, $167,500. H. and Lowell Rowena L. Mohler to Triple M Farms Inc., pasrt section 16, 94.23 acres, $264,000. Citimortgage Inc. to Anthony A. and Deborah I. Stallard, part section 1 plus easement, 3 acres, $70,300.

Board approves new basketball scoreboard FORT LORAMIE — During its November meeting, the Fort Loramie Board of Education approved the purchase of a new baseball scoreboard from Daktronics for a price not to exceed $23,500. The total project cost is being paid through advertising space purchased by six local businesses. Installation costs will be additional. The board approved basketball season tickets as follows: adults, $60 each for boys and girls games, $120 for both; students, $30 each and $60 for both; family, $210 each for boys and girls games or $420 combined. Pricing provides the one game discount as in the past. The family price is based on two adults and three students. Single ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students. Boys and girls teams have moved to 22-game seasons, increasing home games by one each this season. Elementary principal

Scott Rodeheffer reported 65 of 68 students, or 96 percent of third graders, passed the fall OAA third-grade reading test. The breakdown was: Advanced, 46 percent; accelerated, 28 percent; proficient, 21 percent; and basic, 4 percent. Rodeheffer also said elementary students have collected more than $1,400 in loose change for United Way. Justin Firks, high school principal, reported Midmark in Versailles and Crown Equipment of New Bremen have been toured as part of the school district’s continuing development of school-community partnerships with local businesses. He also reported he will be meeting with John Heffner of the Darke County Workforce to discuss starting a high school Job Fair and that faculty and students have contributed nearly $3,800 to United Way of Shelby County. Superintendent Dan Holland reviewed

NEOLA policy updates, discussed buildings and grounds work recently completed and reviewed the dates and times of school procoming grams. The board accepted the following donations: Athletic Boosters, $1,392 for bats and Cryo-cuffs; Slagle Mechanical, $500 to athletic department; board of education, $250 to scholarship fund and $126.84 to Discretionary Incentive Fund; A.C.E., $275 to Power of the Pen membership. The board approved the high school rekeying project at a cost not to exceed $23,075. The board accepted the resignation of bus Anthony driver Barhorst, effective Dec. 31, and approved the following supplemental contracts: Renee Arnold and Heather Shatto, play assistants, $156.58 each; Jennifer Paulus, play assistant, $313.17. Mary Anthony, Hay-


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FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie Community Service Club will hold its December meeting Tuesday in the Fort Loramie High School consumer science room. The meal will be prepared by the high school’s Healthy Foods class. The event continues a tradition that began decades ago on the second Tuesday of December.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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Jackson routs Lake for 2nd straight win JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center coach Scott Elchert loved the energy his Tigers came out with, especially considering it was a non-league game and it was a Tuesday night. That energy led to a lopsides outcome, the Tigers rolling to their second win in a row, 59-31 over visiting Indian Lake in high school boys basketball action. “The thing I was most pleased with is I felt we played with a tremendous amount of energy,” Elchert said. “I felt the kids were real solid defensively again and we were much more consistent on offense.” The Tigers led 14-8 after a quarter, then stretched it out to a 30-14 advantage at the half. Alex Meyer came up big for the Tigers, going for 25 points,

including three three-pointers. He and guard Trey Elchert both flirted with double-doubles, Meyer also pulling down eight rebounds, and Elchert scoring 11 points and dishing out seven assists. The Tigers shot well, hitting 23 of 52 shots from the field for 44 percent. They return to action Friday night in their first road trip of the season at Russia. Indian Lake (31) Tuttle 5-4-14; Hulbeert 0-1-1; Grider 3-0-6; Lump 1-0-2; Roby 3-0-6; Reichert 1-0-2. Totals: 13-5-31. Jackson Center (59) Meyer 9-4-25; Elchert 5-0-11; Wildermuth 3-0-6; Crumes 0-4-4; Winner 2-1-5; Ryder 4-0-8. Totals: 23-9-59. Score by quarters: Lake .....................8 14 26 31 Jackson ..............14 30 42 59 Three-pointers: Lake 0, Jacosn 4 (Meyer 3, Elchert). Records: Jackson 2-0, Lake 0-3. Reserve score: Jackson 70, Lake 62.

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ALEX ROBERTS of Botkins drives down the court hounded by Trevor Sherman of Russia in boys County basketball action at Botkins Tuesday. Botkins rolled to a 62-48 win to go to 3-0 on the year.

Gillem hits 27, Trojans dominate 2nd Jet top Triad half, beat Russia 62-48

The Fairlawn Jets made it two in a row to start the season, winning a non-league game against visiting Triad Tuesday, 78-70 in high school boys basketball. The Jets take their perfect mark into a key County contest Friday night at home against 2-0 Fort Loramie. Fairlawn roared out of the gate to a 40-point first half, leading 20-8 after a quarter and 40-22 at the intermission., But the Cardinals weren’t going away, outscoring the Jets by 10 in the second half to make it close. “We lost our focus in the second half and didn't play defense like we did in the first half,” said Fairlawn coach Justin Tidwell. “ We need to do a better job going forward. “We were struggling from the outside early, but then Brad (Caudill) came in off the bench and really gave us a spark,” he added. “Regardless of who the shooter is, whether it’s Trey or Anthony, they are going to have games where they are off. What we want to see on those nights, though, is getting to the line and creating opportunities for others, which is what those two did tonight. Getting contributions from our other players was huge and we need to have that throughout the season.” The Jets scored the first 11

points of the game before allowing a bucket with 5:06 left in the opening quarter to the Cardinals. Triad pulled to within 13-6 but Gillem hit a two and Caudill drained a three to push it back to 18-6. Gillem poured in 27 points to lead the Jets, including a perfectg 10-for-10 at the free throw line. Caudill added 19 and was an impressive 5-for-9 from beyond the three-point line. Trey Everett, who led the Jets in scoring in the first game, set up the scorers Tuesday, finishing with 13 assists. He also had six rebounds, Luke Brautigam led the Jets on the board with eight. Fairlawn hit 26 of 63 shots from the field for 41 percent and was 18-for-21 from the line, 86 percent. Triad shot well, hitting 25 of 57 from the field for 44 percent. The Cardinals also outrebounded the Jets 4134. Triad (70) Boyd 4-1-9; Watson 1-1-4; Nott 32-10; Lowe 2-0-4; Donohoe 3-1-7; Perry 2-0-4; S. Donohoe 5-3-14; Adams 5-8-18. Totals: 25-16-70. Fairlawn (78) Everett 2-2-6; Hughes 2-1-5; Brautigam 3-2-8; Gillem 7-10-27; Cockroft 3-0-6; Covault 1-1-3; Caudill 6-2-19; Bolton 2-0-4. Totals: 26-18-78. Score by quarters: Triad ...............................8 22 40 70 Fairlawn........................20 40 54 78 Three-pointers: Fairlawn 8 (Caudill 5, Gillem 3); Triad 4 (Nott 2, Watson, S. Donohoe). Records: Fairlawn 2-0, Triad 0-3

Three players from 12-0 Bucks coming to mall Three key members of Ohio State’s undefeated Buckeye football team will be at the Miami Valley Centre Mall in Piqua on Sunday. Tight end Jake Stoneburner, linebacker Zach Boren and defensive lineman John Simon will be signing autographs from 2-to-4 p.m. in the food court area at the mall.

The cost for the autographs is $10 for all three players or $5 per player for just one or two. There will be a limit of two autographs per person per player. The autograph session is sponsored by Shelby County Collectibles and the Miami Valley Centre Mall. For more information, call 937-8773-0950 or 937-7731225.

BOTKINS — Botkins built on their big opening weekend, posting an impressive County win over the visiting Russia Raiders Tuesday night in high school boys basketball, 62-48. What made the victory impressive was the fact that the Trojans trailed by five at the half. So they outscored the Raiders by 19 points over the final two periods. The Trojans go to 1-0 in the County and 3-0 overall heading into a non-league game Friday night at home against Ridgemont Russia drops to 0-1 and 0-2 and is home to 2-0 Jackson Center Friday. Russia led by as many as five for much of the first half, settling for that margin at the intermission at 30-25. But the second half was all Botkins as the Trojans continued to ridse the hot hand of Roger Miller, who came off the bench to stroke five threepointers and finished with a team-high 18 points. He had two threes in the second quarter to keep the

Victorino signs with Red Sox NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fast-moving Boston Red Sox made their second splashy move of the winter meetings, agreeing Tuesday to a $39 million, three-year contract with free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino. A day after giving Mike Napoli a $39 million, threeyear deal, the Red Sox made Victorino their fourth freeagent addition of the offseason following agreements with outfielder Jonny Gomes and catcher David Ross. Nicknamed The Flyin' Hawaiian, Victorino tweeted earlier Tuesday that he planned to spend the day in Maui on a snorkeling trip aboard the Alii Nui catamaran. "Just agreed to join the Boston (at)RedSox in the mid-

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final period then put it away at the free throw line, hitting Basketball standings eight points from the stripe. Botkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 3-0 When it was over, Russia Fairlawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 2-0 had hit just three field goals Jackson Center. . . . . . . . 1-0 2-0 Fort Loramie . . . . . . . . . 0-0 2-0 the entire second half, and Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 1-1 two of those came at the start Anna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 0-1 of the third period. Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 0-2 “I thought we did an excelTuesday’s games lent job defensively and also Jackson Center 59, Indian Lake 31 Botkins 62, Russia 48 rebounding,” Meyer said. Fairlawn 78, Triad 70 Josh Schwartz added 13 Friday’s games Seth Hoying 10 for and Jackson Center at Russia Botkins. Heath Geyer had Fort Loramie at Fairlawn Anna at Houston eight and two more Trojans Non-league finished with six for excellent Ridgemont at Botkins balance. For Russia, Nolan Francis Raiders close, then hit two had 13 and Treg Francis 10. Russia (48) more in the third period to T. Francis 4-2-20; Counts 0-2-2; spearhead a 17-7 Botkins ad- Sherman 0-5-5; N. Francis 4-3-13; vantage that made it 42-37 Dues 2-0-4; Hoying 2-0-4; Gariety 1after three periods. 2-4; Poling 1-4-6. Totals: 14-17-48. Botkins (62) “He’s a good outside Miller 5-3-18; Hoying 4-1-10; shooter and when he’s on, he Goubeaux 3-0-6; Geyer 3-2-8; Greve 0can stroke it well,” said Trojan 1-1; Schwartz 37-13; Lawrence 3-0-6. coach Brett Meyer. “But a lot Totals: 21-14-62. Score by quarters: of that came from Heath Geyer. He brought the ball up Russia ...........................11 30 37 48 .........................10 25 42 62 against Russia’s press and Botkins Three-pointers: Botkins 6 found the open man.” (Miller 5, Hoying); Russia 3 (Tebbe 2, Botkins pushed the lead up Gariety). Records: Botkins 3-0, Russia 0-2. to as many as 14 points in the

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dle of paradise," he tweeted later on. "(hash)BLESSED!!! Can't wait to get to Boston!" Victorino would earn $13 million annually. The deal is subject to a physical, as is Boston's agreement with Napoli. "Added another great addition to our team!" Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester tweeted. Victorino hit a combined .255 with 11 home runs and 55 RBIs last season for Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Dodgers, who acquired him in late July. He also stole a career-high 39 bases. A two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner, Victorino turned 32 on Friday. He also had been pursued by the Cleveland Indians, who offered a $44 million, four-year contract.

Victorino played mostly center field for the Phillies and shifted to left with the Dodgers. He likely would play right field for the Red Sox but could shift to center if Jacoby Ellsbury is traded or leaves as a free agent after next season. Boston finished last in the AL East and is trying to boost its offense. Napoli, an All-Star catcher with Texas this year, appears likely to shift his primary position. "We see him as a first baseman primarily, but with the ability to catch," Farrell said. "We would have him catch in spring training early on, but then certainly make sure that we've got enough reps at first base for not only him to feel comfortable there, but for us as well."

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S Jackets fall to Wayne Braylon Edwards waived PORTS IN BRIEF

Despite the final score, the Jackets losing to powerful Wayne 95-57 Tuesday at the high school, head Sidney boys basketball coach Greg Snyder was pleased with how his team played. The Jackets fell to 0-2 with the loss and face another strong opponent Friday night at home in West Carrollton. “We really played well,” pretty said Snyder following the loss. “Wayne just made so many shots early on. I thought we handled their press pretty well. And we got shots but just weren’t able to knock them down. “We obviously have to get better at stopping people,” he added. “But Wayne is about 12 deep and they can all play, so it was tough.” The Jackets were burned for 29 points in the first quarter and 53 in the first half by the Warriors. The Jackets trailed by 17 after the first period but had a good second quarter, scoring 17 points. Sidney got 17 points from Tyree Manley to lead the way.

Wayne (95) Ortez 7-0-19; Clark 7-4-19; Kinnet 2-3-7; Ford 6-3-17; Reed 1-2-4; Williams 4-0-10; Trice 32-10; Russell 3-3-9. Totals: 3317-95. Sidney (57) Stewart 1-0-2; Heath 3-0-6; Daniel 1-2-4; Manley 6-4-17; Taborn 2-0-5; Herd 2-3-7; Barnes 1-3-5; Beigel 1-0-2; Echols 2-3-8; Gibson 0-1-1. Totals: 19-16-57. Score by quarters: Wayne.................29 53 76 95 Sidney.................12 29 43 57 Three-pointers: Wayne 12 (Ortex 5, Ford 2, Williams 2, Tice 2, Clark); Sidney 3 (Echols, Taborn, Manley). Records: Sidney 0-2, Wayne 2-0.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have cut wide receiver Braylon Edwards after a season during which he had little impact on the offense and placed starting left guard James Carpenter on the season-ending reserve/non-football illness list. Seattle made the moves Tuesday afternoon. Edwards was waived with an injury distinction, but no specific injury was cited. The Seahawks now have just five healthy wide receivers. Edwards had just eight catches for 74 yards and one touchdown in 10 games.

McIlroy player of the year LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Rory McIlroy sure didn’t feel like the PGA Tour player of the year when he arrived at Kiawah Island for the final major of the year. He had missed three cuts, had not contended in a major and had only one win. The last two months changed everything. McIlroy was announced Tuesday as player of the year. He wound up with four wins, including his eight-shot victory in the PGA Championship, and McIlroy made a clean sweep of the biggest awards by winning the money title and having the lowest adjusted scoring average. The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland became the youngest player to win PGA Tour player of the year since Tiger Woods at age 21 in 1997. He also was the third European to win in the last five years, joining Padraig Harrington on Ireland in 2008 and Luke Donald of England last year.

George gets job at OSU COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says Heisman Trophy winner and former Tennessee Titans star running back Eddie George is returning to his alma mater as assistant vice president for business advancement. His new duties at Ohio State include promoting health and wellness initiatives, helping with fundraising and alumni relations, and mentoring student-athletes about professional development. The school announced George George’s role Tuesday. He says it’s an honor to work for the university and apply what he has learned as a student, an athlete and the head of multiple companies. SDN Photo/Todd B. Acker George has a degree in landscape architecture SIDNEY’S TYREE Manley goes airborne while shadowed by Wayne’s Devin from Ohio State, where he won the Heisman TroReed in high school boys basketball action Tuesday night at Sidney High phy in 1995. He played for the Titans from 1996 to School. The Jackets lost the game to fall to 0-2 on the season 2003 and finished his NFL career as a Dallas Cowboy for one season.

Sidney bowlers 2nd Anna girls in four-team match lose first Sidney High’s bowling teams have competed in a could of matches recently. Both the boys and girls were second in a four-team meet at T-P Lanes in Bellefontaine. The boys had 2,624 to finish behind Bellefontaine with 2,717. Mechanicsburg was third with 2,573 and Ben Logan fourth with 2,422. Jacob Blankenship had the high single game for the Jackets with a 244. Cody Joyce added a 232. The girls finished with a 2,221 pin total to place second behind Mechanicsburg with a 2,319. Bellefontaine had 1,966 and Ben Logan 1,862. Michelle Abbott had the high single game for

Sidney with a 196. The Lady Jackets alo had an impressive baker game of 223. • Sidney also took on Beavercreek at BeaverVu Bowl on Monday. The boys lost by 207 pins, 2,439-2,232, and the girls lost by 371 pins 2,387-2,016. Leading the Sidney boys was Blankenship again with a 234, and Abbott again had the top girls score with a 218. “The Beavercreek lanes were much dfferent than what we’ve been used to this seaso, said Sidney coach Greg Hines. “With some time to adjust and fix our errors, we will come back and be a much more formidable opponent next time we have a match there.”

Anna lost for the first time this season, and Houston fell to FranklinMonroe in girls high school basketball action Tuesday. Anna lost at Lima Bath by a 42-41 final. Both teams are now 3-1. Houston fell to Franklin Monroe by a 62-35 score. More on these games will appear in Thursday’s paper.

Russia frosh down Bremen RUSSIA — The Russia freshman basketball team defeated New Bremen in action recently, 40-33. Connor Monnin led the Raiders with 14.

Junior Cav wrestlers Your LinkLink to the Your placed 3rd in meet Community The Lehman junior high wrestling team recently took third place in the Milton Union Bulldog Invitational. Ten wrestlers were entered in the meet from Lehman and eight of them placed. First-place finishers were Cameron Roller and Wyatt Long. Finishing runner-up in their weight classes

were Jake Emrick and Brandon Simmons. Taking third were Jake Earhart and Eli Baker, and placing fourth were Alex Musser and Eli Baker. The Junior Cavs also won the Sportsmanship Trophy, voted on by all the coaches at the meet. The Junior Cavs will return to action next Tuesday at Miami East.

Jackson Center Boosters to donate to Greve fund The Jackson Center Tiger Boosters announced that they would donate their 50 percent of the funds from the 50/50 drawing at two upcoming games to the

fund for the family of Joe Greve of Botkins. The games include the Botkins girls at Jackson on Thursday and the boys at Jackson on Tuesday of next week.

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SCOREBOARD High school sports TONIGHT Girls basketball Sidney at Wayne —— THURSDAY Wrestling Sidney at Vandalia tri Girls basketball Houston at Loramie Versailles at New Bremen Minster at New Knoxville Botkins at Jackson Center Russia at Anna —— FRIDAY Boys basketball West Carrollton at Sidney Dayton Temple at Christian Aca. New Knoxville at Waynesfield New Bremen at Versailles Anna at Newton Ridgemont at Botkins Jackson Center at Russia Fort Loramie at Fairlawn —— SATURDAY Boys basketball Lehman at Newton Easy Dayton at Christian Aca. Russia at Minster Anna at New Knoxville Riverside at Jackson Center Covington at Versailles Houston at Franklin-Monroe Girls basketball Sidney at Houston Fairlawn at Lehman Marion Local at Russia Jackson Center at Riverside Minster at Troy Arcanum at Versailles Fort Loramie at Miami East Wrestling Lehman at Lincolnview Swimming/diving Alter at Sidney Minster vs. Fort Recovery, New Bremen, St. Marys Versailles vs. Tipp City, Beavercreek Bowling Sidney at GWOC preseason

FOOTBALL College bowls College Football FBS Bowl Glance The Associated Press Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Nevada (7-5) vs. Arizona (7-5), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Toledo (9-3) vs. Utah State (102), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego San Diego State (9-3) vs. BYU (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 21 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. Ball State (9-3) vs. UCF (9-4), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl Carolina (8-4) vs. East Louisiana-Lafayette (7-4), Noon (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Boise State (10-2) vs. Washington (7-5), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU (6-6) vs. Fresno State (93), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Western Kentucky (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Washington Bowling Green (8-4) vs. San Jose State (10-2), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Duke (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), 9:45 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (74), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN2) Pinstripe Bowl At New York Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Texas (8-4) vs. Orgeon State (93), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State (6-6) vs. TCU (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. State (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Cal (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas Purdue (6-6) vs. Oklahoma State (7-5), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Northwestern (9-3), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl

San Diego at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Dallas at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Miami at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at N.Y. Giants, 4:25 p.m. Detroit at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 Houston at New England, 8:30 p.m.


13. Oklahoma . . . . 7-1 497 12 478 16 14. Tennessee . . . . 6-1 426 14 15. Purdue . . . . . . 7-1 16. Oklahoma St. . 5-0 345 18 333 20 17. Kansas . . . . . . 7-0 333 19 17. UCLA . . . . . . . 4-1 19. Dayton . . . . . . . 9-0 248 23 20. Ohio St. . . . . . . 5-2 190 15 181 22 21. North Carolina 7-1 177 24 22. Iowa St. . . . . . . 5-0 23. Miami . . . . . . . 5-1 160 — 127 — 24. Florida St. . . . . 7-0 107 21 25. Nebraska . . . . . 6-2 Others receiving votes: West Virginia 68, Texas A&M 59, South Carolina 40, St. John's 32, Delaware 15, DePaul 9, Michigan St. 4, Syracuse 4, Duquesne 3, Georgia Tech 3, Arkansas 2, Chattanooga 2, Utah 1.

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The Top Twenty Five The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 2, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Indiana (45) . . . 8-0 1,605 1 2. Duke (20) . . . . . 8-0 1,577 2 3. Michigan . . . . . . 7-0 1,467 3 4. Syracuse . . . . . . 5-0 1,384 6 5. Louisville . . . . . 6-1 1,332 5 6. Florida . . . . . . . . 6-0 1,324 7 7. Ohio St. . . . . . . 5-1 1,254 4 8. Arizona . . . . . . . 5-0 1,190 9 9. Kansas . . . . . . . 6-1 1,079 10 10. Gonzaga . . . . . 8-0 1,054 12 11. Cincinnati . . . . 7-0 919 17 12. Missouri . . . . . 6-1 866 16 654 22 13. Illinois . . . . . . . 8-0 14. Minnesota . . . . 8-1 584 21 15. Georgetown . . . 5-1 545 20 469 11 16. Creighton . . . . 7-1 410 23 17. San Diego St. . 5-1 18. New Mexico . . . 8-0 402 25 19. Michigan St. . . 6-2 347 13 321 14 20. North Carolina 6-2 21. UNLV . . . . . . . 5-1 285 24 NFL standings 22. Notre Dame . . 7-1 278 — 263 15 23. Oklahoma St. . 5-1 National Football League 24. Wichita St. . . . 8-0 245 — The Associated Press 234 18 25. NC State . . . . . 4-2 All Times EST Others receiving votes: KenAMERICAN CONFERENCE tucky 186, Virginia Tech 170, PittsEast burgh 164, Oregon 155, Alabama W L T Pct PF PA 96, UConn 92, Baylor 49, Colorado y-New Eng. . . 9 3 0 .750 430 260 44, Boise St. 22, Butler 18, MaryN.Y. Jets . . . . 5 7 0 .417 228 296 land 9, Temple 9, Miami 7, Colorado Buffalo. . . . . . 5 7 0 .417 277 337 St. 5, Wyoming 5, Murray St. 4, Miami . . . . . . 5 7 0 .417 227 249 LSU 1, Marquette 1. —— South USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll x-Houston . . 11 1 0 .917 351 221 The top 25 teams in the USA Indianapolis . 8 4 0 .667 265 306 Tennessee . . . 4 8 0 .333 248 359 Today-ESPN men's college basketJacksonville . 2 10 0 .167 206 342 ball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. North Baltimore . . . 9 3 0 .750 303 242 2, points based on 25 points for a Pittsburgh. . . 7 5 0 .583 254 230 first-place vote through one point Cincinnati . . . 7 5 0 .583 302 260 for a 25th-place vote and last Cleveland . . . 4 8 0 .333 229 265 week's ranking: Record Pts Prv West 768 1 y-Denver . . . . 9 3 0 .750 349 244 1. Indiana (25) . . . . 8-0 749 2 San Diego . . . 4 8 0 .333 258 257 2. Duke (6) . . . . . . . 8-0 701 3 Oakland . . . . 3 9 0 .250 235 376 3. Michigan . . . . . . 7-0 660 5 Kansas City . 2 10 0 .167 188 322 4. Syracuse. . . . . . . 5-0 629 7 5. Florida . . . . . . . . 6-0 NATIONAL CONFERENCE 6. Louisville . . . . . . 6-1 612 6 East 598 4 W L T Pct PF PA 7. Ohio State . . . . 5-1 564 9 N.Y. Giants . . 7 5 0 .583 321 243 8. Arizona. . . . . . . . 5-0 534 10 Washington. . 6 6 0 .500 312 301 9. Kansas . . . . . . . . 6-1 522 12 Dallas . . . . . . 6 6 0 .500 280 295 10. Gonzaga . . . . . . 8-0 427 15 Philadelphia . 3 9 0 .250 217 320 11. Missouri . . . . . . 6-1 415 16 12. Cincinnati . . . . 7-0 South 299 11 y-Atlanta . . . 11 1 0 .917 317 229 13. Creighton . . . . . 7-1 283 22 Tampa Bay . . 6 6 0 .500 333 285 14. Illinois . . . . . . . 8-0 270 21 New Orleans . 5 7 0 .417 321 327 15. San Diego St. . . 5-1 248 13 Carolina . . . . 3 9 0 .250 235 292 16. North Carolina 6-2 222 14 17. Michigan St. . . 6-2 North 210 20 Green Bay . . . 8 4 0 .667 296 259 18. UNLV . . . . . . . . 5-1 196 8 Chicago . . . . . 8 4 0 .667 294 198 19. Kentucky . . . . . 4-3 182 23 Minnesota . . . 6 6 0 .500 262 272 20. New Mexico . . . 8-0 149 — Detroit. . . . . . 4 8 0 .333 300 315 21. Minnesota . . . . 8-1 22. Oklahoma St.. . 5-1 122 17 West 121 25 San Francisco 8 3 1 .708 289 171 23. Georgetown . . . 5-1 115 18 Seattle. . . . . . 7 5 0 .583 242 202 24. N.C. State. . . . . 4-2 92 — St. Louis . . . . 5 6 1 .458 221 267 25. Notre Dame . . . 7-1 Others receiving votes: Arizona . . . . . 4 8 0 .333 186 234 Pittsburgh 89, Wichita State 47, x-clinched playoff spot Colorado 41, Oregon 40, UConn 38, y-clinched division Virginia Tech 38, Alabama 27, BayThursday's Game lor 18, Wyoming 9, Kansas State 8, Atlanta 23, New Orleans 13 Murray State 7, Butler 6, Miami 5, Sunday's Games Mississippi 5, Colorado State 3, Seattle 23, Chicago 17, OT Memphis 3, Boise State 2, VCU 1. Green Bay 23, Minnesota 14 —— St. Louis 16, San Francisco 13, The Women's Top Twenty Five OT The Associated Press Kansas City 27, Carolina 21 The top 25 teams in the The AsHouston 24, Tennessee 10 sociated Press' women's college basN.Y. Jets 7, Arizona 6 ketball poll, with first-place votes in Indianapolis 35, Detroit 33 parentheses, records through Dec. Buffalo 34, Jacksonville 18 2, total points based on 25 points New England 23, Miami 16 for a first-place vote through one Denver 31, Tampa Bay 23 point for a 25th-place vote and last Cleveland 20, Oakland 17 week's ranking: Cincinnati 20, San Diego 13 Rec. Pts Prv Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 20 1. Stanford (22) . . . 8-0 978 1 Dallas 38, Philadelphia 33 968 2 2. UConn (17) . . . . 6-0 Monday's Game 3. Baylor (1) . . . . . 6-1 926 3 Washington 17, N.Y. Giants 16 4. Duke . . . . . . . . . 6-0 887 4 Thursday, Dec. 6 831 5 5. Notre Dame . . . 5-0 Denver at Oakland, 8:20 p.m. 6. Georgia . . . . . . . 9-0 772 8 Sunday, Dec. 9 7. Kentucky . . . . . . 6-1 759 9 Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. 8. Louisville . . . . . 8-1 691 7 Baltimore at Washington, 1 9. Maryland . . . . . 4-1 655 11 p.m. 10. Penn St. . . . . . . 6-1 590 6 Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 11. California . . . . 6-1 577 10 p.m. 12. Texas . . . . . . . . 6-0 522 13

National Basketball Association The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W L Pct GB New York . . . . . . 12 4 .750 — Brooklyn . . . . . . . 11 6 .647 1½ Philadelphia. . . . 10 8 .556 3 8 .529 3½ Boston . . . . . . . . . 9 Toronto . . . . . . . . 4 14 .222 9 Southeast Division Miami . . . . . . . . . 12 4 .750 — 5 .643 2 Atlanta . . . . . . . . 9 9 .438 5 Charlotte . . . . . . . 7 Orlando . . . . . . . . 7 10 .412 5½ 13 .133 9½ Washington . . . . . 2 Central Division 7 .533 — Chicago . . . . . . . . 8 Milwaukee. . . . . . 8 8 .500 ½ Indiana . . . . . . . . 8 9 .471 1 13 .316 4 Detroit . . . . . . . . . 6 Cleveland . . . . . . 4 14 .222 5½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Memphis. . . . . . . 12 3 .800 ½ San Antonio . . . . 14 4 .778 — 8 .500 5 Houston . . . . . . . . 8 9 .471 5½ Dallas . . . . . . . . . 8 New Orleans . . . . 5 11 .313 8 Northwest Division Oklahoma City. . 15 4 .789 — 9 .500 5½ Denver . . . . . . . . . 9 8 .500 5½ Minnesota . . . . . . 8 Utah. . . . . . . . . . . 9 10 .474 6 10 .444 6½ Portland. . . . . . . . 8 Pacific Division L.A. Clippers . . . 11 6 .647 — Golden State . . . 10 7 .588 1 L.A. Lakers . . . . . 8 9 .471 3 Phoenix . . . . . . . . 7 11 .389 4½ Sacramento . . . . . 4 12 .250 6½ Monday's Games Portland 118, Charlotte 112, OT Detroit 89, Cleveland 79 New Orleans 102, Milwaukee 81 Denver 113, Toronto 110 L.A. Clippers 105, Utah 104 Orlando 102, Golden State 94 Tuesday's Games Minnesota 105, Philadelphia 88 Washington 105, Miami 101 Oklahoma City 117, Brooklyn 111 Indiana at Chicago, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Bielema leaving Wisconsin post for Arkansas F AY E T T E V I L L E , Ark. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas. Bielema has agreed to become the new coach of the Razorbacks, according to a person familiar with the situation that was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The person, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the school had not announced the hire, said a news conference was planned for Wednesday. Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long tweeted that an announcement was planned Tuesday evening. “He’s the guy Jeff was after all along,” the person said of Long. “It’s hard to get these coaches to sit still.” Another person familiar with the situation said Bielema’s deal is for six years, paying $3.2 million annually. Bielema is leaving the Big Ten for the SEC and a Razorbacks program that opened the year with hopes of challenging for a national championship only to get mired in the Bobby Petrino scandal before stumbling to a 4-8 finish. The move was the second stunning hire this year at Arkansas, which brought in John L. Smith as the interim coach after firing Petrino for hiring his mistress to work in the athletic department. Bielema seems likely to bring a far different approach than what the Razorbacks have become accustomed to. Arkansas

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WISCONSIN HEAD coach Bret Bielema shouts from the sidelines during a game this season. continually ranked among the Southeastern Conference’s best passing teams under Petrino while Bielema is known for his dominant offensive lines and slew of running backs. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball tied Barry Sanders’ longstanding single-season record of 39 touchdowns last year, and this year became the all-time FBS leader in touchdowns. He currently has 82 touchdowns after running for three in Saturday’s Big Ten title game against Nebraska — a 70-31 romp that secured Badgers third the straight trip to the Rose Bowl, where they will play Stanford on Jan. 1. Bielema is in his seventh season as Barry Alvarez’s hand-picked successor at Wisconsin. He’s 68-24 with the Badgers, with four double-digit win seasons.

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At Orlando, Fla. Georgia (11-2) vs. Nebraska (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. South Carolina (10-2) vs. Michigan (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (8-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Orange Bowl At Miami Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Florida State (11-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (102), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 6 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (9-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Miami Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 19 East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 26 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, TBA (NFLN)

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• Joshua B. Braley, 27, 505 E. College St., Jackson Center, was fined $35 plus costs for speeding. Dismissals • Roger L. Morrow, 59, 9522 Pasco Montra Road, driving under suspension/restrictions and failure to control/weaving. • Dakoda A. Higley, 22, 9543 County Road 25A, no/expired operator’s license (court costs). Bond forfeiture • Joshua R. Bell, 19, 229 Sandpiper Place, speeding, $206.

RECORD West Avenue. The loss was estimated at $400. THURSDAY -9:06 p.m.: theft. Police arrested Eddie Briggs, 56, address not listed, for allegedly shoplifting candy from the Dollar General store, 166 W. Court St. -12:03 p.m.: theft. An employee at the Clark gas station, 125 W. Court St., reported he saw a man conceal merchandise on himself and leave without paying for it. Police arrested Benjamin P. Keith, 22, address not listed. NOV. 28 -4:48 p.m.: burglary. Edgar S. Kislig, 111 Brooklyn Ave., reported someone entered his residence and took five knives and various pieces of silver and gold jewelry, valued at $8,700. NOV. 27 -11:45 p.m.: fireworks. Police charged at 17-year-old boy with fireworks possession after he was seen using fireworks on Jefferson Street. -9:18 a.m.: criminal damaging/trespass. Timothy Hickerson, 632 Folkerth Ave., reported a window was broken at his residence, causing $200 damage. NOV. 24 -4:31 p.m.: burglary. Michelle A. Pollard, 314 N. Ohio Ave., reported someone entered her residence and took a Sony Playstation 3 game console, valued at $300.

Accidents Brenda L. Shepherd, 54, 110 S. Vandemark Road, was cited for improper lane change following a collision at 12:11 p.m. Monday. According to the police report, Shepherd said she turned off South Vandemark Road onto Michigan Street into the curb lane. Gail R. Freisthler, 67, 3110 Bridlewood Drive, had

From Page 2A just turned left onto South Vandemark. Shepherd then attempted to change lanes, striking Freisthler’s vehicle, which she said she did not see. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. • James Holthaus, 58, 12143 Infirmary Road, Wapakoneta, was cited with improper lane change after a collision at 2:28 p.m. Nov. 27. According to the police report, Holthaus was northbound on Main Avenue in the right lane when he attempted to turn left onto Poplar Avenue and struck the vehicle driven by Ivana Ratermann, 37, 406 S. Main Ave., which was traveling north in the left lane. There was minor damage to both vehicles. • Police cited Carroll F. Burgin, 67, of Morristown, Tenn., with failure to yield after an accident Thursday at 7:40 p.m. Burgin was westbound on Michigan Street, approaching Vandemark Road, in the turn lane. A car driven by Joshua C. Thompson, 27, of Troy, was eastbound. Burgin told police he thought he had a turn arrow and proceeded to turn left. His car was struck by the Thompson auto. No one was injured. • Berdina L. Gross, 51, 716 Spruce Ave., was cited with failure to control after an accident Thursday at 6:36 p.m. An auto driven by Gross was northbound in the 300 block of South Highland Avenue and struck the parked vehicle of Brooke Williams, 316 S. Highland Ave. No one was injured. • Cited with failure to maintain an assured clear distance after an accident Nov. 27 at 5:22 p.m. was Chet M. Young, 24, of Covington. Young was westbound in the 2000 block Michigan Street and struck in the rear a westbound

auto driven by Laci Smith, 22, 5240 Cardo Road, Fort Loramie. No one was injured.

Fire, rescue TUESDAY -5:47 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 600 block of Sixth Avenue. MONDAY -4:34 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 100 block of South Pomeroy Avenue. -4:04: false alarm. Fire personnel were dispatched to 915 Michigan St. for a fire alarm. The call was canceled en route as a false alarm. -3:35 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1100 block of Hilltop Avenue. -3:10 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 2000 block of Fair Oaks Drive. -10:19 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 300 block of East North Street. -3:56 a.m.: injury. Medics were called to the 100 block of Robinwood Street. -12:55 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 200 block of North Main Avenue. SUNDAY -10:46 p.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 200 block of Cherokee Drive. -10:30 p.m.: sparking transformer. Firefighters were called to 609 Chestnut Ave., where an electrical transformer was sparking. Dayton Power and Light was notified. -11:29 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 300 block of Maple Street. -10:56 a.m.: medical. Medics were called to the 500 block of North Main Avenue. -10:03 a.m.: mutual aid. Medicss provided mutual aid with Anna Rescue at an auto accident Meranda Road and County Road 25A.

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US Bank in 2004 and leaves the bank as the branch manager of the downtown Sidney branch. Barr has been active in the Shelby County United Way for five years. He was the vice chairman of the Board of Trustees during 2012, chairman of the Investing in Youth allocations team the past two years, and the retail division leader during the 2009, 2010, and 2011 annual campaigns. “I am very excited to be named the next executive director and lead this wonderful organization,� Barr said. “We live in such a generous community that continues to support the SCUW and our 25-member agencies/programs. It has been an honor to work alongside and learn from Parker these past five

years. Bob has been a proactive leader as executive director, ensuring we meet the changing needs of Shelby County. He was instrumental in partnering with local school leaders and Judge Zimmerman and his staff to implement the Community Impact Program. We have a great United Way staff that I look forward to working with as we continue to meet the needs of Shelby County.� Barr is a 1992 graduate of Sidney High School and earned his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University in 1996. Scott graduated from the Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpires in 1997 and is a baseball official and instructor for the West Central Ohio Baseball Umpires Association. He

From Page 1 is a member of the Sidney First United Methodist Church and for 18 years has volunteered at the churchsponsored Tar Hollow Christian Adventure Camp. He resides in McCartyville with his wife, Holly, and children, Noah and Cassidy. “We are very fortunate to have a person of Scott’s caliber,� Parker said. “With his experience in finance, as well as understanding the methods of the Shelby County United Way, he will be able to contribute right away. In addition, he has a loyalty for his area, Shelby home County.� Barr and Parker and will work together during the month of January, with Barr assuming full responsibilities Feb. 1.

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In Sidney Municipal Court Monday, Benjamin Baker, 23, 14350 County Road 25A, Anna, was fined $100 plus costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail for disorderly conduct, amended from criminal damaging. • William Warfield, 27, 222 S. Walnut Ave., was fined $25 plus costs for a starting and backing a vehicle violation. • Dakoda A. Higley, 22, 9543 County Road 25A, was fined $25 plus costs for violating the rules of operation of bicycles, motorcycles or snowmobiles.

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Fair board re-elects officers The Shelby County Agricultural Society (Fair Board) reelected its current officers during the November meeting. President Tim Everett, Vice PresiEverett dent Mitch Brautigam, Secretary Jerry Schaffner and Treasurer Barb Heilers were returned without opposition to their positions for another year. Past President Kenny Knoop presided during the officers’ elections. It was noted that Knoop was attending his last meeting, after 39 years of service on the board. Everett also recognized the retirement of Charles Elsass and Dave Russell, who had a combined 50 years on the board. Reigning Fair Queen Katelyn Seger informed the board she would be the first Shelbly County fair queen to represent at the convention in Columbus. The board had contributed $100 toward her entry into the competition, but members voted to provide her with $200 more to help with hotel and expenses while there. Jeff Bertsch tendered a letter of resignation, and Scott Bertsch, who ran against Aaron Heilers in the elections, stated he would like to reapply for the open director’s seat, for which the board approved him. Shelby County Maintenance Supervisor Chris Roediger informed the board that the doors and locks on the blue building would need repair if it is to continue to be rented out. Barb Heilers presented the Junior Fair report of expenses of $19,392.16 for the 2012 fair. The report was accepted. She presented the balance as $55,278.98 and November bills of $14,916.22, which were also approved.


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Area greenhouses grow their own poinsettias for the holidays BY MARY ELLEN EGBERT It began with a young girl in Mexico in the 16th century who had no money to buy anything for Jesus’ birthday. Legend has it that an angel came to the young girl and pointed to weeds at the side of the road and told the girl to pick them. She complied and laid the bouquet at the altar of the church. Within the weeds, flowers grew and began to produce red blossoms which became the poinsettia flower. The presentation of a star pattern in the flower was interpreted to represent the Star of Bethlehem and the red color, the blood of Jesus sacrificed at His crucifixion. By the 17th century, Mexican friars integrated the flowers into the Christmas celebration — and the tradition was born. Today, the varieties of poinsettias are vast and ever changing. Growers have learned to graft different varieties together to create fuller and denser plants. The family that is responsible for the grafting technique is the Eckes. Paul Ecke came to this country from Germany in 1900. He sold the plant that he had learned to love on the streets. His son, Paul Ecke II, is the one who created the grafting technique and Paul Ecke III recently sold the business to a Holland company. Although other companies sell the tip cuttings internationally, the Eckes and the American poinsettia are synonymous. There are a number of greenhouses in west central Ohio that grow their own poinsettias from tip cuttings they acquire from propagators all over the world. Typical among them are Andy’s Garden Center in Miami County, with locations in Troy and Piqua, and the Sidney Flower Shop in Shelby County. Together these businesses grow thousands of the holiday flowers every year. According to John Anderson, owner of Andy’s, the planting process of the poinsettia begins in the summer, between May to August. “We begin with tip cuttings, which are the very top of the plant. Each cutting is only 1 1/2 to 3 inches tall and dons only two to four leaves each. “They are shipped in insulated boxes with soft ice packs to keep the cuttings

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CHERRI MEYER, of Maplewood, works with poinsettias grown at the Sidney Flower Shop and Greenhouse in Sidney. cool. We place the cuttings into a growing medium, a peat-like substance and then keep the plants under a mistline to ensure the plants remain wet. Within seven to 10 days, roots begin to come out, and then we take them out of the mist and plant them into the pots that will be their home until they are sold. The smaller the pot, the later you can start this process. “Usually by Oct. 1 the plants start setting their buds. Different varieties mature at different dates, but this is the norm. “We send many of our flowers to Cincinnati and St. Marys for fundraisers and the rest we sell in our shops. The most popular variety we sell is the favorite red flower, and our second big seller is one we call Jinglebells.” The popularity of the Christmas flower has become such a part of the decorating tradition, many people want to know how they can enjoy their flowers longer than just the holiday season. These beauties are already showing up in grocery and department stores as Thanksgiving is usually the time their sales begin. In order to promote healthy plants in your home so they can be enjoyed throughout the Christmas season and beyond, it is important to follow a few simple steps in their care. Jim and Nancy Kohlhorst, owners and managers of Sidney Flower Shop, share the wisdom they have acquired

over the years in the care of these Christmas flowers. “For those who want to keep their poinsettias after the holidays, they need to understand it takes someone who is really good with plants to make this to happen,” begins Jim Kohlhorst. “The plant needs to be kept in a south or west exposure window and kept moist all winter. “In the spring, after the danger of frost, you need to plant the flower outside in a full sun area and cut it down so only four inches is above the soil. Grow it in full sun all summer then bring it back into the house between the full moons in the fall, from the first part of September to the first of October. This is when they will set their buds.” “The first thing that people need to realize is that this flower needs light and dark. When we bring a poinsettia in the house, it’s important to place it in a lighted room when the sun is out as well as darkness at night. If light gets to this flower when the sun is down it will not bloom until January.” One thing both growers want to set straight is that the poinsettia is not a poisonous plant. Anderson states, “The plant itself is not toxic, but the pesticides and insecticides that are used on the foliage are just the same as the kinds that are on our foods we buy in the grocery. An animal would have to eat

a lot of these plants to even feel ill. It’s just not true that they are poison.” And Kohlhorst agrees. “This notion that the poinsettia is poisonous is false. Fungicides and insecticides are poison, not the plant. And actually, I haven’t used chemicals in our greenhouse for two years. I use a bio-insecticide made of a natural fungus that kills the insects that kill the plants. “In conjunction we release meat eater bugs which are natural predators to the vegetarian bugs that destroy the plants. These insects are linked. Natural predators are released to tip the scales in our favor so the meat eaters will out number the vegetarians. It’s making us a green business and enabling us to produce healthy beautiful plants like these poinsettias.” Color choice for these Christmas flowers is completely personal. The traditional red flower is the most popular, but pink, white, peach and variegated are the other natural colors on the market. Blue, purple and even orange poinsettias can be produced by adding dye by injection or spray directly on the foliage. But regardless of hue, the legend of the Christmas gift of weeds offered to Jesus by a child and the significance of the flower parts in the Christian culture has created the tradition through a simply beautiful, elegant flower that makes us smile.

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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Co-workers are supportive today. Someone older or more experienced might help you. Hey — why not stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before you? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is an excellent day for creative people because not only will you enjoy your work, you feel disciplined enough to practice and improve your skill. Romance with someone of an age difference might begin. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A family relative might assist you today or offer advice. Listen to what this person has to say, because it will benefit you. Discussions about securing your home are likely. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This is an excellent day for mental work of any kind. You’ll enjoy studying something, because your powers of concentration are strong. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) You might have good moneymaking ideas today. However, it’s possible that someone more experienced will lend his or her financial expertise. (Listen up!) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) The Moon is still in your sign today, dancing with Venus and Saturn, which gives you a feeling of pleasant stability. You feel happy in your skin. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Research definitely will benefit you at this time. Make use of your impulse to dig for answers, because you have the energy to do this today. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A conversation with someone older, possibly a female, might help you clarify your future goals. Share your ideas and hopes, because the feedback of others will make a difference. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You make an excellent impression on authority figures today — bosses, parents, teachers, VIPs and the police. People see you as charming and responsible. Great combo! CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is an excellent day to make travel plans for the future. It’s also a good time to get help from teachers or people who know more about a particular subject that you want to learn. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) There’s a chance you can benefit from the wealth and resources of others today, especially someone older. In fact, someone in a position of authority might help you; be open to this. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Discussions with partners and close friends will be pleasant and practical today. This is a good day to discuss something you might have been reluctant to mention. YOU BORN TODAY You are perceptive and shrewd, and are capable of spotting a diamond in the rough. You’re resourceful, pragmatic and successful at making the most of opportunities. You have a great ability to direct others and get the best out of people. You’re very direct, both verbally and physically. Your year ahead will be social, pleasant and very good for relationships. Birthdate of: Ira Gershwin, lyricist; JoBeth Williams, actress; Susanna Moodie, author. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Plantar fasciitis explained DEAR DRS. To your gets out of bed in DONOHUE the morning and good AND ROACH: takes a few steps. This is the second health During the day, time I have had Dr. Paul G. the pain lessens, plantar fasciitis. but it returns toDonohue The first time was ward the end of and more than five the working day. Dr. Keith years ago. A docThe pain can be so Roach tor outlined a prosevere that people gram for me, but I are forced to take have forgotten the details. time off from work. Will you give me a reOther causes of heel fresher course? — L.O. pain include entrapment ANSWER: “Plantar” is of a heel nerve in scar tisthe sole of the feet. The sue, a loss of the fat pad plantar fascia is a band of that cushions the heel sturdy tissue that runs (found mostly in older from the heels to the toes. people) and tiny fractures It supports the feet and of the heel. the foot arches. Plantar Weight loss is the anfasciitis is one of the most swer to this problem if a common causes of heel person is overweight. pain. Professional base- Limit your walking, and ball, football and basket- don’t do any running. You ball players get it. People can bike and swim to stay with flat feet or very high in shape. At night, splint arches, overweight people, the foot so the toes point those who stand on hard to the ceiling when you lie surfaces for long periods on your back. If the foot and runners who sud- falls downward toward denly increase their the bed, it aggravates heel mileage or running time pain. Ice the heel four are the ones most likely to times a day for 15 mindevelop this injury. It hap- utes. A silicone heel insert pens to nonathletes, too. often proves helpful. It causes intense pain Make sure your shoes are when an affected person well-cushioned. Loop a

Dec. 5, 1912 The new building at the rear of the Olympia Candy Kitchen, which will be used for the manufacture of candy, is now nearing completion. It is a concrete structure of two stories and 20 feet wide and 40 feet long. They expect the building to be ready for use next week. ––––– F.D. Christian has recently installed a new electrically operated, receipt-printing National Cash register, designed especially for him by the National Cash Register Co. of Dayton, OH. It is a beautiful machine, made of solid brass, with special trimming, standing on a beautiful oak cabinet, containing the cash drawers, each clerk having his individual drawer.

towel around the front of the foot and, while seated, pull the towel so the foot is drawn to the body. This stretches the fascia. If this program fails, then see a doctor. A cortisone shot can bring rapid relief. The booklet on aerobics, fitness and abdominal exercises can give newcomers a start in their exercise program. To obtain a copy, write: Dr. Donohue — No. 1301, 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 DRS. DONOHUE AND ROACH: Playing handball, I twisted my ankle. It’s a little swollen and slightly painful, but not enough to see a doctor. A friend tells me about a treatment called platelet-rich plasma. What’s your opinion of it? — B.C. ANSWER: It’s a novel approach to promote quicker healing of muscle

strains, ligament sprains and injuries like tennis elbow. The doctor draws a sample of blood from the patient and spins it in a centrifuge to separate platelets (the clot-forming cells) and plasma (the liquid part of blood) from red blood cells. Platelets are rich sources of factors that promote healing. This material is then injected into the injured site. The science behind this therapy is solid, but it’s going to take more study before it becomes a standard practice. I do know that it’s not harmful.

Dec. 5, 1937 To Mrs. Walter Pence of this city comes the honor of being named the organizing president of the Ohio Department of the American Gold Star Mothers of the World War, Inc. The honor was announced yesterday in Columbus, when Mrs. Pence was a guest to meet the president of the national organization. There are eight Gold Star Mothers enrolled in the local group: Mrs. John Sherman, Mrs. Richard Hayner, Mrs. Anna Nettleship, Mrs. Goodykuntz, and Mrs. Pence, of Sidney; Mrs. Henry Fogt, Mrs. William Heiland, of Anna; Mrs. Godfrey Kah, of Port Jefferson. ––––– W.O. Blake was named superintendent of the Methodist Church Sunday school when the annual election of officers was held last evening. W.W. Wheeler was elected superintendent; Everett Gardner, secretary; Martha Ferguson, assistant secretary; Phyllis Partington, treasurer.

50 years Dec. 5, 1962 Shelby County has a new log of all of its roads and bridges, culverts and driveways on them. County Engineer Edward H. Maurer announced completion of the project today. It’s the first log of county and township roads since the first one was made 46 years ago to comply with a law passed in 1916. ––––– RUSSIA — Cyril Paulus was re-elected fire

chief and Valerian Cordonnier was renamed to the board at the annual meeting of the Russia Volunteer Fire Department held Tuesday night in the community building. Wilmert Francis presided at the meeting.

25 years Dec. 5, 1987 Five area men will receive awards from the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association Tuesday. The state sheriff’s association will present Citizens Award of Valor awards signed by the governor to five men who removed Lonnie E. Rudasill from his burning pickup truck on June 12. Receiving the highest honor for lifesaving from the association will be Steve Richey, Gregory Meyer, Mark Pleiman, and William JaSheriff John cobs. Lenhart said the men risked their lives to pull Rudasill from a burning truck surrounded by downed electrical lines. ––––– RUSSIA – After trying (and enjoying) hobbies from making magnets to Dorothy crocheting, (Dotti) Schafer is sold on basket weaving as the hobby she wants to pursue. Mrs. Schafer, RussiaHouston Road, has been interested in crafts since she first began tying bows as a young girl. Mrs. Schafer said by the time the reeds for the basket are wetted and then weaved, it takes anywhere from four to eight hours to complete a basket. Her husband, Neal Schafer, also helps with the project by putting together the basket frame and mixing the stain for the baskets. Even her son, 14-month-old Neal II, likes to play with the baskets. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet!

Drs. Donohue and Roach regret that they are unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may write the doctors or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or email with medical questions. Readers also may order health newsletters from Sudoku puzzles also appear on the Sidney Daily News Web site at

Daughter must zip her lips with mother who opens hers DEAR ABBY: she could think of. When I was an adolesThis was two years cent, my father moago and, after repeatlested me. It took me 20 edly asking her to stop, years to finally confide she continues to tell. this secret to my Two days ago, I caught mother. her spilling the beans to Afterward it felt as if an acquaintance she a huge weight had been hadn’t spoken to in lifted from my shoulmore than a decade. We Dear ders. got into a heated arguAbby That feeling lasted ment, and she told me Abigail about two minutes. she will say what she Van Buren wants, whenever she That’s how long it took for her to get on the phone and wants, to whomever she wants. spread the news to everyone My feelings are NOT consid-

ered, even though I was the victim in all of this. I feel she tells my story to gain sympathy for herself. Abby, I’m ready to end my relationship with my mother. How can I make her stop flapping her lips? — THE GOSSIP’S DAUGHTER DEAR DAUGHTER: I suspect you are correct about your mother’s motives, and you have my sympathy. Because you can’t “make her stop flapping her lips,” you will have to accept that she can’t be trusted with

any confidential information. As I see it, you have two choices. The first would be to cut her out of your life (for which I wouldn’t blame you), and the other is to avoid sharing ANY personal information with her in the future. DEAR ABBY: One of my neighbors insisted on giving me some handcrafted Christmas decorations that are hideous. I have never been big on decorating the outside of my home for the holidays, but when I do, I

have my own that I like much better. I know she expects me to display her items and will be all bent out of shape when she sees I haven’t. Is there a diplomatic way to avoid hurt feelings? — FLORIDA READER DEAR READER: Not really. So hang one or two of them in an inconspicuous place when you decorate for the holidays, so they will be “lost” among the items you prefer to display, or refrain from decorating this year.

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●❍■❏●❍■❏● Nitto Denko AUTOMOTIVE is seeking an energetic and self motivated individual to work as a team member in our sales department.

*Some traveling required *Excellent benefit package

Please mail resumes and transcripts to: Rogy’s Learning Place 2280 Industrial Dr. Sidney, Oh 45365

TREE TRIMMER, Local company. Requires experience with rope, saddle, bucket truck. Drivers license preferable, (937)492-8486.

Send resume with letter of interest with salary requirements to:

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Nitto Denko Automotive P O Box 740 Piqua, Ohio 45356 Attn: HR Manager



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Shelby County Educational Service Center is seeking a full-time professional to serve as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Administrative Team. Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Finance is required. Strong financial skills and experience with budget development/management are preferred. Salary and benefits are negotiable. Send cover letter and resume to Jana Barhorst, Office Manager, Shelby County ESC, 129 E. Court St, 4th Floor, Sidney, Ohio 45365. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. Friday, December 10, 2012

MOTOR ROUTES Jackson Center Area SDNM160R – Botkins Rd, Linker Rd, Lock-Two Rd, Montra Rd, Pasco Montra Rd, St Rt 274, St Rt 65, Wones Rd

If interested, please contact:

Jason 937-498-5934 or Rachel 937-498-5912 If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with your name, address, phone number and SDNM number that you are interested in. Motor routes are delivered Saturdays, Holidays and on an as needed basis by independent contractors. REQUIRES: Reliable transportation, working phone and state minimum insurance is required. You must also be at least 18 years of age.

Class-A CDL Driver • • • •

2500-3000 mi/wk avg No-touch truckload van freight Good balance of paycheck and hometime Terminal in Jackson Center, OH.

2 yr experience required 1-800-288-6168

DRIVERS Dancer Logistics is looking for dependable class A CDL driver for dedicated home daily runs. Part time runs, Team drivers and Regional runs. Regional driver home weekends and throughout week. Great pay and benefits like Vision, Dental, major medical insurance, Paid vacation, Driver bonus program and flexible dispatching. Just give us a call and be on the road with a family that cares and knows your name. 1-888-465-6001 or 419-692-1435 ask for Shawn. You can also just stop in at 900 Gressel Dr Delphos, OH.

Flatbed Drivers New Pay Scale Start at .37cpm. Up to .04cpm Mileage Bonus. Home Weekends. Insurance & 401K. Apply at 800-648-9915




Jason at 937-498-5934 or Rachel at 937-498-5912 If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message with your name, address, phone number and SDN number that you are interested in.


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If interested, please contact:

Class A CDL required

Adecco’s Honda Alliance Office is looking to recruit and train reliable 2nd shift production workers for the Manufacturing Career Program (MCP), which offers an excellent opportunity to gain valuable manufacturing experience at a world class manufacturer – Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.

DECEMBER RENT FREE *Restrictions Apply

Great Pay & Benefits! Village West Apts. "Simply the Best"

Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619


Please call: 877-844-8385 to advertise

* Studio's * 1 & 2 Bedroom


VERSAILLES, 7472 Beamsville-Webster Road, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm, Barn sale, Lots of Christmas items, Christmas trees, primitives, antiques, unique antique bakers cabinet, crocks, stoneware, Fiestaware and so much more!


STORAGE TRAILERS FOR RENT (800)278-0617 ★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★✩★

PRIVATE SETTING 1 & 2 Bedroom, Sidney, appliances, air, laundry, some utilities, No pets, $ 3 5 0 - $ 4 6 0 , (937)394-7265

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages.

2 bedroom townhouse. No one above or below! Appliances, washer & dryer, fireplace, garage, water & trash included.

Country Meadows



Financing & Lease option to own AVAILABLE


Call for an appointment today! (937)497-7763

(937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts.

Need Extra Holiday Cash?

1 BEDROOM, 619 1/2 South Main Front of house. $350 monthly $350 Deposit, No Pets, (937)710-3957 between 10am-6pm 1 BEDROOM half double. Low utilities! Stove, refrigerator. $340 monthly plus deposit, (937)489-9921

FREE DECEMBER RENT !! 2 Bedrooms with appliances Pet friendly community TV, Sony trintron 36 inch Wega. Works great, $50, (937)347-4745.

Call now for details: (937)493-0554 or visit us at:

2 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, East Hoewisher. First month's rent free! Appliances, washer/ dryer hook-up. $495 monthly, deposit. NO PETS! (937)497-7200. 2 BEDROOM, duplex, washer/dryer hookup, New carpet, No Pets, $495 monthly, 823 South Ohio, (419)306-2636 2 BEDROOM half double, 517 Amelia Court, 1 car garage, newly painted and carpet, all appliances, no pets, $550, (937)498-2348. 2 BEDROOM, half double, Sidney, appliances, A/C, washer/ dryer hookup, large 1 car attached garage. $600. (937)394-8245 2 BEDROOM, living room, kitchen, bath, close to downtown, (937)489-6502. 220 EAST South, First month's rent free! 2 bedroom, appliances, NO pets. $440. (937)492-7625, (937)538-6818. 3 BEDROOM duplex, 2 baths, garage, all appliances including washer/ dryer. 2433 Apache Drive. $695, deposit. NO PETS, (937)726-0512 3 BEDROOM, half double, Queen Street. First month's rent free! Refrigerator, stove, washer/ dryer hookup, no pets, $475 monthly, (937)497-7200.

2-3 BEDROOM, $420 monthly, $400 deposit, Metro accepted. 527 St. Marys Avenue, (937)492-8413 leave message, (937)638-2557. FORT LORAMIE, ranch in country, full unfinished basement, all appliances, $750 month, $750 deposit, plus utilities. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, (937)418-1427. MODERN 2 bedroom duplex, single story, appliances, washer/ dryer, total electric, 618 North Wagner, $435, (419)738-4663. NEWER HOME 2 miles from Sidney, 2 car attached garage, 3/4 acre lot large, fenced-in back yard. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch, vinyl. $800. (937)658-4782.

OFFICE SPACE, 320 West Water, Piqua, 2700 sq/ft, high visibility, ground floor, parking, reception, 6 offices, conference room, (937)773-3161. PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE, 121 E North Street. 1-8 offices with A/C. Large reception area. $250 monthly (407)579-0874

DISCOVER PEBBLEBROOK Village of Anna. 2 & 3 Bedroom townhomes & ranches. Garages, appliances, washer & dryer. Close to I-75, Honda, 20 miles from Lima.

OPEN HOUSE Dec. 9th 2-4 pm. 3.3 acre wooded property. Asking $360,000. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3510 sq ft. 4588 Tritownship Rd, Minster. (419)628-3750


• Long-term employment • Competitive wages starting at $12.35 with tenure increases at 1, 3, 6, 12 & 18 months • $16.30 after approximately 2 ½ years • Overtime pay is paid at time and a half over 8 hours each day and Saturdays; Sunday double time • Eligible for $100 Fuel Bonus each month (specific qualifications apply)

Call 800-854-6526 or visit

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

FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237 FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780. FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, $120 you pick up. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 4 4 - 3 7 5 6 (937)844-3879

HUTCH, Broyhill Attic Heirloomsm black, lighted. Perfect condition. Also willing to sell matching dining set, $300, d vo i s a r d @ w o h . r r. c o m . (937)498-1347. LIFT CHAIR, good condition, brown in color, $150, (937)693-4781 anytime.

VERY NICE! 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex. 1 car garage. No pets. $700. ASK ABOUT MOVE-IN SPECIAL! (937)658-4453.

As a full-time Adecco Associate you will have access to:

JOHN DEERE, 4020 gas, PS, 3pt, live pto, weights, 96 HP, only 4578 hours, sharp original tractor. (937)489-1725

HITACHI TV, 52" HD; entertainment center; (2) head board with frame and dressers, and other household items, excellent condition. (937)339-8411

COUNTRY APARTMENT for rent. 2 Car garage, 2 bedroom, trash included. (937)492-3903

In Anna, Ohio

6th Ave, Ann Pl, Kathy Ave, Marilyn Dr, Park St

Bob Air Circle, Bon Air Dr, Overland Dr, Port Jefferson Rd

CDL Grads may qualify

Rewarding Work, Rewarding Pay!

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Strong communication skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently is a must.

Preschool Teacher


This position is responsible for supporting current customers as well as developing new business.


Please send resumes to:

No phone please.


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


Fairlawn Local Schools has the position of Girls' Varsity Volleyball Coach available for the 2013-2014 school year.

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RECLINER/ROCKER, Lazy-Boy, oversized, medium tan, heat/massage built in. Very good condition. $1000 new, asking $225. (937)492-7463

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

TV Sony, 36" HD tube TV. Grey. (Heavy) with black stand. $125. (937)773-3645 leave message PING-PONG TABLE, standard size, like new, great for Christmas, $75, (937)638-5787. PICTURE, Home Interior, $50 obo, (937)638-1878

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CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, AKC, 1 male, White, 8 weeks old, just in time for the Holidays! $200.00 Call (937)448-0522. GERMAN SHEPHERD, Puppies, DOB 9-29-12, Parents have excellent AKC Pedigree, sire is grand champion show dog, asking $500, (937)492-2038

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KITTEN, 12 weeks old, male, black and grey with white paws, needs permanent indoor home! Free, (937)492-7478.

AMPLIFIER Hartke Bass Stack, 350 watt head. 4X10 cab and 1X15 cab. $650. (937)726-2621

KITTEN: Female, black, 8 weeks, wormed, no fleas, litter-trained. Needs indoor home. $20. Refundable with proof of spay. (937)492-4669 SUN CONURE, 4 Years old, 4 foot cage, separate perch, Would make great Christmas gift, $650 obo, (304)203-4916



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

Loaded, 96k, Excellent condition, asking $11,500


Call (937)538-0026

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

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

2011 FORD FUSION SE 19,000 miles. $15,500. Call Bob (937)339-8352

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PUBLIC NOTICE DIRECTORY KITTEN, gray female, fuzzy. Approximately 6 months old. Free to a good indoor home. Would make a wonderful family pet. Phone (937)492-7477 anytime. KITTENS, free to good home. (937)492-6322 LAB MIX, free to good home. 1 year old. Very sweet, (606)471-0373.

FIREARMS, Remington Model 870 in box, Tactical model. Smith & Wesson, Model 617, 22 cal, 6 shot with box, (419)738-3313. GUN CABINET, Christmas for your hunter! 6 capacity, wood, locking glass front door, lockable storage space, (937)773-4644 leave message.

WE PAY cash for your old toys, antiques, and collectibles! Star Wars, GI Joes, postcards, pre-1980's comics, autographs and much more, (937)606-0405.

HAY, $4.50 per bale, 100 bales available, (937)492-4410

NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS AGAINST SIMON RESTAURANTS, INC. TO ALL CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS OF SIMON RESTAURANTS, INC.: Notice is hereby given that on November 5, 2012, SIMON RESTAURANTS, INC., an Ohio corporation, having its principal office in Russia, Ohio, by resolution of its shareholder elected to voluntarily dissolve and wind up its affairs. Therefore, all claims against Simon Restaurants, Inc. shall be presented in writing and shall identify the claimant and contain sufficient information to reasonably inform Simon Restaurants, Inc. of the substance of the claim. All claims must be sent to Simon Restaurants, Inc. at 144 Borchers Street, P.O. Box 97, Russia, Ohio 45363. Simon Restaurants, Inc. must receive any claim by February 15, 2013. Any claim not received by February 15, 2013 shall be barred. Simon Restaurants, Inc. may make distribution to its creditors or claimants, including distribution to shareholders of the corporation without further notice to the claimant. Thomas L. Guillozet Hanes Law Group Attorney for Shareholders of Simon Restaurants, Inc. 207 East Main Street, Versailles, Ohio 45380 Phone: (937) 526-3501 Dec. 5, 12 2346589

PUBLIC NOTICE Name and address of applicant: Irish Acres Dairy, LLC 7170 S. 300 W, Berne, IN In accordance with OAC rule 901:10-6-01, public notice is hereby given that the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is accepting comments on a draft Permit to Operate (PTO) for Irish Acres Dairy, LLC, 11053 SR 705, Sidney, OH, located in Shelby County, Turtle Creek Township, Upper Miami Watershed. This existing farm has applied for a design capacity of 1630 mature dairy cows. If a final PTO is issued it would be valid for five-years. Copies of the draft permit can be reviewed and/or copies made at the Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting (DLEP) office at: A.B. Graham Building, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068, (614) 387-0470. Any person may submit written comments and/or request a public meeting on the draft permits. A request for a public meeting must be in writing and shall state the nature of the issues to be raised at the public meeting. Comments and/or public meeting requests must be received by the DLEP office no later than 5 p.m. January 4, 2013. Comments received after this date will not be considered. A public meeting will be held when required by OAC 901:10-6-04(C) and may be held where authorized by OAC 901:10-6-01(D). Persons have a right to provide a written or oral statement for the record at the public meeting, if a meeting is scheduled. Dec. 5

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

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




1923 CHEVY, Touring car, 4 door, redone, storage 25 years, runs and drives, $15,000 will trade for toy hauler, (937)658-1946 1957 CHEVY 4 Door Post, Complete solid car, Does not run, $3250, (937)335-9353, Days 1989 CHEVY Silverado. A lot of new parts. $2500. (937)497-8485 1998 FORD Ranger Splash. Books for $4000 online, $3500 OBO. (937)492-9130 1999 NISSAN Maxima, tan with black interior. V-6, manual, fully loaded, two owners, $1500. (937)710-3907 2001 OLDSMOBILE Alero, 4 door sedan. Great condition. 115,000 miles, sun roof, no rust, no dents, new tires. $3700 OBO. (937)622-2844 2003 FORD F150 Super Cab. V6, 5-speed manual transmission. Cruise control, AC, am/fm/CD. $7800. (937)638-1832

CASH PAID for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Just call us to get most for your clunker (937)732-5424.

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

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

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

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE REVISED CODE, SECTION 2329.25 NO. 12CV000309 The State of Ohio, Shelby County JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff vs. Shane C. Fetter, et al., Defendant In pursuance of an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, in the second floor lobby of the Courthouse in the above named county, on Wednesday, the 12th day of December, 2012 at 10:00AM the following described real estate, situate in the County of Shelby and State of Ohio, and Village of Jackson Center , to wit: Tract I Situate in the Village of Jackson Center, County of Shelby and State of Ohio, viz: Being Lot number thirty-seven (37) in Baughman's Addition to said Village of Jackson Center, Ohio, excepting three hundred and twenty-eight (328) square feet in the Southwest corner of said Lot number thirty-seven (37) described as follows: beginning at the southwest corner of said Lot number thirty-seven (37), thence North forty-one (41) feet on the West line of said Lot number thirty-seven (37), thence East eight (8) feet, thence South forty-one (41) feet to the alley, thence West on the line of alley, eight (8) feet to the place of beginning. Excepting therefrom the following described real estate: Situated in the Village of Jackson Center, County of Shelby and State of Ohio: Part of Lot #37 in Baughman's Addition to the Village of Jackson Center, Ohio: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Lot #37 in the Village of Jackson Center, Ohio, as shown in Plat Book 2, Page 121 of the Plat Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Thence North 90 degrees 00' East along the South right of way line of College Street, a distance of 9.00 feet to an iron bar set; Thence South 00 degrees 30' 40" East, a distance of 132.00 feet to an iron bar set; Thence South 90 degrees 00' West along the North side of a 14' alley, a distance of 1.00 feet to a point; Thence North 00 degrees 30' 40" West a distance of 41.00 feet to a point; Thence South 90 degrees 00' West a distance of 8.00 feet to a point in the West line of Lot #37; Thence North 00 degrees 30' 40" West along said line of Lot #37, a distance of 91.00 feet to the Place of Beginning. Containing in all 860 sq. ft. and being subject to all legal easements and rights of way of record. Basis of bearings, assumed South right of way line of College Street at North 90 degrees 00' East. Survey and description prepared by Thomas W. Steinke, Registered Surveyor #6177 on the 28th day of January, 2002 and based upon existing recorded documents. Tract II Situated in the Village of Jackson Center, County of Shelby and State of Ohio: Being the West half of the vacated alley adjacent to the East side of Lot Number Thirty-seven (37) in Baughman's Addition to the Village of Jackson Center, Ohio, subject to a public utility easement over, along and under said vacated alley. See Jackson Center Ordinance No. 02-18 filed at Volume 1715, Page 781 of the Official Records of Shelby County, Ohio. Said Premises Located at 203 East College Street, Jackson Center, OH 45334 Said Premises Appraised at $51,000.00 and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. TERMS OF SALE: 10% deposit John Lenhart, Sheriff Shelby County, Ohio Kevin L. Williams, Attorney Nov. 21, 28, Dec. 5 2340370

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