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Court: Speed it up Ohio in contempt in flooding compensation case BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS The Associated Press




COLUMBUS (AP) — The state was found in contempt of court Wednesday for failing to move quickly enough to compensate dozens of landowners who suffered losses from flooding near Ohio’s largest inland lake, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled.

At issue was how fast 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 court ruled 5-2 that the landowners had shown “clear and convincing evidence” that the state was in contempt of the court’s December 2011 decision or-


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DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Barbara Jane Clark

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dering compensation. The three-page ruling gave the state three months to finish appraisals on all properties whose claims relate to a flood level set in 2003, and four months to file lawsuits to take the properties, which is necessary to trigger court hearings on compensation. The court gave the state a month to See COURT/Page 4

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Thank you! A tree decorated with the faces of local men and women serving in the US armed forces stands on display as part of the Christmas Tree Festival housed at the Lockkeeper's House in New Bremen Sunday. The show runs through today.

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in days, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner spoke by phone Wednesday about the “fiscal cliff ” that threatens to knock the economy into recession, raising the prospect of fresh negotiations to prevent tax increases and spending cuts set to kick in with the new year. Officials provided no details of the conversation, which came on the same day the president, hewing to a hard line, publicly warned congressional Republicans not to inject the threat of a government default into the already complex issue. “It’s not a game I will play,” Obama told a group of business leaders as Republicans struggled to find their footing in talks with a recently re-

elected president and unified congressional Democrats. Among the Republicans, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma became the latest to break ranks and say he could support Obama’s demand for an increase in tax rates at upper incomes as part of a comprehensive plan to cut federal deficits. Across the Capitol, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Republicans want to “sit down with the president. We want to talk specifics.” He noted that the GOP had made a compromise offer earlier in the week and the White House had rejected it. Officials said after the talk between Obama and Boehner, R-Ohio, there was no immediate plan for a resumption of negotiations to avert the cliff. At the same time, they said that for the first time in a few days, at least one top presiSee FISCAL/Page 9

Honda exports 1 millionth vehicle DETROIT (AP) — Honda said Monday that its U.S. factories have churned out their 1 millionth vehicle built for export. The milestone was achieved when a silver Accord rolled off the assembly line at a factory in Marysville, Ohio, near Columbus. The Japanese automaker said that in two years, it expects to export more cars built in North America than it imports from Japan. Already, 85 percent of the vehicles it sells in the U.S. are made at seven Honda factories in North America, including four in the U.S. It plans to

export nearly 100,000 Honda and Acura vehicles from the U.S. this year. Honda, like other Japanese automakers, has plans to raise production in North America because it can’t make as much money on vehicles imported from Japan due to the strong yen. Honda’s North American plants have the ability to make 1.63 million vehicles a year, and the company said it has plans to raise that to 1.92 million per year in 2014. The company has been making cars in the U.S. for just over 30 years. See HONDA/Page 4

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In Shelby County Common guilty to the charge of receiving fined $300 plus costs. • Josey Rafferty, 27, 306 N. West Pleas Court recently, Tammy stolen property, a felony of the fifth Kennedy, 39, 204 W. South St., degree. A second count was dis- Ave., pleaded guilty to amended TUESDAY pleaded guilty to amended charges missed. She was sentenced to five charges of attempted theft and at-10:05 p.m.: conof two counts of attempted posses- years of probation, fined $200 plus tempted having weapons under tempt. Kayla Snyder, sion of criminal tools, first-degree costs and was ordered to complete disability, both fourth-degree 18, 123 Shelby St., was felonies, and was sentenced to 17 misdemeanors, and was sentenced treatment at WORTH. arrested for contempt. • Whitney Nicole Main, 20, 63 months in prison, fined $200 plus to 90 days in jail per count, fined - 7:45 p.m.: con$150 per count and ordered to pay Eastview St., Apt. 2, Fort Loramie, costs and was ordered to pay restitempt. Charles C. costs. She also was ordered to pay pleaded guilty to possession of tution of $300 to Brandy Daniels. Robbs, 23, at large, was • Joshua L. Bockrath, 1117 Hill criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony. $250 restitution. arrested on an outstand• Jesse Fitzgerald, 29, no ad- Three additional counts were dis- Top Drive, Apt. B, entered a guilty ing warrant through dress listed, pleaded guilty to a missed. She was sentenced to five plea to an amended charge of burSidney Municipal Court charge of theft, a fourth-degree years probation, fined $300 plus glary, a fourth-degree felony, and and transported to jail. felony, while three additional theft costs and was ordered to complete failure to comply, a third-degree -6:52 p.m.: confelony. A third count was dismissed. charges were dismissed by the treatment at WORTH. tempt. Annette M. • Babacar Diakite, 33, 500 N. He was ordered to serve a total of state. He was sentenced to five Smith, 43, was arrested years of probation, fined $300 plus Vandemark Road, Apt. 63, entered 36 months for the two charges. His on an outstanding warcosts and was ordered to complete a guilty plea to an amended charge driver’s license was suspended for rant through Sidney Muof attempted felonious assault, a three years; he was fined $200 plus treatment at WORTH. TUESDAY nicipal Court and • Jill A. Elliott, 27, 5435 Short third-degree felony, and was sen- costs and was ordered to pay resti-8:38 p.m.: medical. transported to the police Medics were dispatched Road, Houston, entered a plea of tenced to 24 months in prison, and tution to Betty Alge. department, where bond to the 100 block of North was posted. Ohio Avenue. -3:49 p.m.: criminal -7:47 p.m.: property damaging/endanger- damage accident. Resing. Jason william Lee cue personnel responded In Sidney Municipal for failure to display liMcDaniel, 834 Michigan to the 3000 block of Court Tuesday, Amy M. cense, amended from St., Apt. B, reported an River Road for an auto Hammons, 27, 209 N. driving under suspension. TOLEDO (AP) — sweepstakes games that acoustic guitar valued at accident. There were no Highland Ave., was fined • Savannah D. Auske, Ohio is moving toward are largely unregulated $150 was damaged. injuries. $150 and $138 costs and 26, 1515 Kenwood Drive, -11:30 a.m.: proba- 4:23 p.m.: fire. Fire- sentenced to 45 days in Apt. 9, was fined $30 and shutting down hundreds and don’t face the same of storefront gambling scrutiny as casinos and tion violation. Eric W. fighters responded to a jail for attempted theft, $105 costs for speeding. operations that have other games of chance. Oakes, 34, address not report of a fire in the amended from theft. Fif• Roger A. Massie, 24, listed, was arrested on a ceiling at 1675 campbell teen days were sus- 5180 Dawson Road, was sprouted up in strip Some favored new regumalls and vacant stores, lations while others bench warrant for a pro- Road. Water from a roof pended. fined $30 and $105 costs offering computer games wanted a ban on the Inbation violation. leak had caused an elec• Aaron W. Lowe, 45, for speeding. that operate like slot ternet cafes. MONDAY trical short, which ig- 300 Clay St., Lot 11, Jack• Robert Daniels Jr., “Internet cafes are -10:50 p.m.: bur- nited some plastic. There son Center, was fined $75 62, 2320 State Route 47, machines with cash simply gambling by anglary. Michael S. Mc- were no injuries. Dam- and $107 costs for crimi- was fined $25 and $111 prizes. The Ohio House ap- other name,” said Rep. Grath, 600 N. Main Ave., age was estimated at nal damaging. costs for failure to main- proved a proposal Dennis Murray, a Demoreported a person en- $100. • Jason Fout, 47, 716 tain an assured clear dis- Wednesday that crat from Sandusky. tered his residence with-3:19 p.m.: medical. Grandview St., was fined tance. amounts to a virtual ban The bill, approved by out permission and took Medics were dispatched $25 and $111 costs for un• Shirley A. Gibson, 48, on the game parlors a 2-to-1 margin in House, a desktop computer, val- to the 600 block of Gron- necessary noise. 9977 Greenville Road, known as Internet cafes. would shut down nearly ued at $900. lund Place. • Brooke D. Barga, 28, was fined $30 and $86 It’s been nearly two all of the estimated 800 -12:03 p.m.: theft. -11:06 a.m.: medical. 526 Michigan St., was costs for a seat belt violayears since lawmakers sites by narrowly definKatie Lyn Dumke, 432 S. Medics were dispatched fined $250 and $111 costs tion. first began weighing ing what counts as a Main Ave., reported a to the 100 block of East what to do about these sweepstake. wallet, containing her Water Street. driver’s license, Social -10:30 a.m.: medical. Troy's Only Full Service Audiology Practice Security card and $300 Medics were dispatched UPPER VALLEY cash, was taken at 125 to the 400 block of East HEARING & BALANCE INC. W. Court St. Lyndhurst Street. be provided by Walt Dr. Rudy and Dr. Lins are pleased to welcome SUNDAY -8:26 a.m.: injury. Schmitmeyer and the -6:48 p.m.: burglary. Medics were dispatched Moonlighters. They will • COMPREHENSIVE HEARING CARE Laura Ann Mathney, 311 to the 1100 block of Hill• The parish directo- be playing ballroom, • HEARING AIDS (BEST PRICE GUARANTEE) N. Main Ave., reported top Avenue. ries have arrived. Anyone country and square danc• REPAIR, SERVICE ALL MAKES & MODELS who wishes to purchase ing. 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Barbara Jane Clark, 83, formerly of 1334 Park St., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at 12:32 a.m. at the OtRetirement terbein Home in Lebanon. Arrangements are pending at Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A cadet quitting West Point less than six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets. Blake Page announced his decision to quit the U.S. Military Academy this week in a much-discussed online post that echoed the sentiments of soldiers and airmen at other military installations. The 24-year-old told The Associated Press that a determination this semester that he could not become an officer because of clinical depression played a role in his public protest against what he calls the uncon-

stitutional prevalence of religion in the military. “I’ve been trying since I found that out: What can I do? What can I possibly do to initiate the change that I want to see and so many other people want to see?” Page said. “I realized that this is one way I can make that change happen.” Page criticized a culture where cadets stand silently for prayers, where nonreligious cadets were jokingly called “heathens” by instructors at basic training and where one officer told him he’d never be a leader until he filled the hole in his heart. In announcing his resignation this week on The Huffington Post, he denounced “criminals” in the mili-

tary who violate the oaths they swore to defend the Constitution. “I don’t want to be a part of West Point knowing that the leadership here is OK with just shrugging off and shirking off respect and good order and discipline and obeying the law and defending the Constitution and doing their job,” he told the AP. West Point officials on Wednesday disputed those assertions. Spokeswoman Theresa Brinkerhoff said prayer is voluntary at events where invocations and benedictions are conducted and noted the academy has a Secular Student Alliance club, where Page served as president.


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Shelby County Juvenile Judge William Zimmerman recently handed down penalties, plus court costs, for the following traffic cases: Trevor Albers, 16, of Russia, $35, assured clear distance. Ashley Siwek, 17, of Sidney, $35, speeding. Collin Blackford, 16, of Sidney, $35, speeding. Kylee Deitz, 18, of Sidney, $35, failure to control. Kaleb Cantrell, 16, of Sidney, $35, speeding. Alissa Corwin, 17, of Minster, $50, speeding. Kristen Smith, 17, of Anna, $25, stop sign violation. Cody Buehler, 17, of Botkins, $35, seat belt violation.

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Brandon Aselage, 16, of Anna, $35, driving left of center. Gabriel Berning, 17, of Sidney, $35, assured clear distance. Seth Clark, 17, of Houston, $35, assured clear distance. Shaun Wenrick, 16, of Sidney, $35, speeding. Nicholas Elsner, 17, Sidney, $35, speeding. Milton George, 16, of Port Jefferson, $35, no operator’s license. Ethan Deiters, 17, of Anna, $25, speeding. Alexander Farley, 17, of Anna, $50 and additional driving suspension, driving under suspension. Kaitlynn Williamson, 17, of Anna, $30, seat belt violation.

Chayce Roberts, 17, of Sidney, $100, no driver’s license/wrong way on one-way street. Brittany Johnson, 17, of Sidney, $35, speeding. Patrick Blenman, 17, of Sidney, $35, failure to yield. Aaron Maxwell, 17, of Jackson Center, $35, assured clear distance. Michelle Holthaus, 17, of Fort Loramie, $35, failure to yield. Tre Marqua Carey, 15, of Sidney, no license until 2014, no operator’s license. Jayna Brown, 17, of Anna, $50 and driver’s license suspension, assured clear distance. Justin Puthoff, 17, of Fort Loramie, court costs, seat belt violation.

Temps mild for November tion for Shelby County. Total precipitation for the year through November was 22.39 inches. Temperatures reached 68 degrees two days in a row — Nov. 10 and 11 — and the highs were 60 degrees or above on three other

days in November. Highs in the 50s occurred on 11 days. Temperatures dipped into the 20s on 21 days during the month, although on many days, it warmed up into the 50s or 60s. The low for the month was 20 degrees on Nov. 13.

The Sidney Visitors Bureau is working with the organizers of the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA), who have selected Sidney as an overnight stop on their 2013 bike tour, the bureau reported in its recent monthly report. Sidney will serve as a host site on June 21 to an estimated 2,500 bicycle enthusiasts traveling this region of the state next year. The Sidney Visitors Bureau will serve as the central point of contact in preparation for their visit. Local not-for-profits, government officials, and other volunteers will be invited to participate in the planning process. This same weekend in June 2013, Sidney will again host the American Youth Basketball TOUR bringing up to 100 youth basketball teams to this area for a weekend tournament. The bureau is currently working with organizer Jim Clay to preplan the details of this event returning to Sidney for its 13th year. In other matters, the bureau reported that work continues on the comprehensive redesign of the bureau website. The new site is expected to be online in late 2012 to early 2013. In addition to the main site, a mobile-friendly version of the site is also under development for release early next year. Website traffic for October was: • 2,178 web visits (2,247 web visits in 2011). • 1,832 absolute unique visitors (1,905 absolute uniques in 2011). • 3,739 page views (3,518 page views in 2011). • 360 Facebook views (2,794 views in 2011). The bureau sent information to 54 individuals interested in learning more about this area after visiting the website or seeing the bureau’s ads in the Discover Ohio Travel Planner, Midwest Living magazine, and the Madden Media regional newspaper insert. Eighteen reader response requests were fulfilled for the same period in 2011. The bureau also submitted information about local hotels offering meeting space to the publisher of Association News magazine. Annually, the magazine publishes a resource directory about meeting places in Ohio. The bureau has been collaborating with its travel partners at Ohio’s Historic West to exhibit at the AAA Great Vacation Expo in Columbus the weekend of Jan. 1820. AAA Vacation Expo is the premier leisure travel show in the Midwest and among the largest shows of its kind in the state. For a complete calendar listing of upcoming events in Sidney and Shelby County, visit w w w. V i s i t S i d and click Let’s Go.

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House clears rules for health ‘navigators’ AMERICAN HONDA President Tetsuo Iwamura and Jim Burrell join Tyrone Moore, Hide Iwata, Jeff Tomko and more than 500 other Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. associates to commemorate the production of Honda’s 1 millionth U.S. export vehicle — a Honda Accord EX-L — headed to Seoul, South Korea.

HONDA In August, Honda Motor Co. said it is building an $800 million factory in Mexico to make small cars for customers in North America. The plant, near Celaya, Guanajuato,

COURT begin legal action in Mercer County court on all parcels that haven’t yet been surveyed because they involve flooding above the 2003 level. Two justices dissented, saying the state has been moving forward, and that a settlement offer earlier this year indicates Ohio is making efforts. The state has “hired surveyors and property appraisers. The surveyors have begun surveying the properties at issue, and the appraisers have begun appraising the properties as the surveys are completed,” said Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, who was joined in her dissent by Justice Judith Lanzinger. The state will speed up the process and “use all available resources to comply with the court order,” said Natural Resources spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle. The decision came one day after the court held a hearing looking for an explanation of the delay. At that hearing, an attorney for the state told the court that the end of 2013 was a reasonable timeframe for completing compensation. “It has been extraordinarily difficult to find appraisers who are both qualified and willing to do the work,” Michael Stokes told justices during an hour-plus hearing in Columbus. Landowners say a horseshoe-shaped dam the state built in 1997 has led to significant floods almost every year since. Lawyers for the landowners — almost all of them farmers — alleged the state has been dragging its feet since the court’s 2011 compensation order, with only eight settlements filed

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From Page 1 and six of those in the week before the December 2012 contempt of court hearing. Attorney Bruce Ingram told justices Tuesday that 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. Ingram also disputed the state’s argument about appraisers, saying he had a list of 113 state-approved appraisers who could be available. “That is a complete red herring they could not find appraisers,” he told justices. The state withdrew a settlement offer of $24 million, or about $5,000 per acre, when presented with a counteroffer of about $27 million, with the extra $3 million including business owners and homeowners without farms. The cost of the settlement will go up the longer appraisals take because land values in the area are rising. Ingram said Wednesday the final settlements could be closer to $50 million. The ruling vindicated the property owners’ right to compensation, and “also vindicated their right to speedy justice,” Ingram said. Wayne and Janet Doner, who attended Tuesday’s contempt of court hearing, have seen chronic flooding on their corn and soybean farm in Celina that has left as many as 35 acres unusable. “We’ve had 17 loads of sand hauled out — we still have sand in the field today,” Janet Doner said Tuesday. ——— Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached on Twitter at

would protect consumers and give those who wish to have navigator programs the information needed to hire and train the health care guides. Consumer advocates agree that navigators should be regulated, but say the bill is flawed. Nita Carter of the Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio said the measure needs to be flexible enough to allow navigators to help people enroll in the exchange. “We’re going to have

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TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, Dec. 6, the 341st day of 2012. There are 25 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 6, 1922, the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which established the Irish Free State, came into force one year to the day after it was signed in London. On this date: ■ In 1790, Congress moved to Philadelphia from New York. ■ In 1884, Army engineers completed construction of the Washington Monument by setting an aluminum capstone atop the obelisk. ■ In 1889, Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans. ■ In 1907, the worst mining disaster in U.S. history occurred as 362 men and boys died in a coal mine explosion in Monongah, W.Va. ■ In 1917, some 2,000 people died when an explosives-laden French cargo ship collided with a Norwegian vessel at the harbor in Halifax, Nova Scotia, setting off a blast that devastated the city. ■ In 1942, comedian Fred Allen premiered “Allen’s Alley,” a recurring sketch on his CBS radio show spoofing small town America. ■ In 1947, Everglades National Park in Florida was dedicated by President Harry S. Truman. ■ In 1957, America’s first attempt at putting a satellite into orbit failed as Vanguard TV3 rose about four feet off a Cape Canaveral launch pad before crashing down and exploding. ■ In 1962, 37 coal miners were killed in an explosion at the Robena No. 3 Mine operated by U.S. Steel in Carmichaels, Pa. ■ In 1971, the original Auto-Train, which carried rail passengers and their motor vehicles from Lorton, Va., to Sanford, Fla., went into operation. (Although the privately owned line went out of business in 1981, Amtrak revived the service in 1983.) ■ In 1982, 11 soldiers and 6 civilians were killed when an Irish National Liberation Army bomb exploded at a pub in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland. ■ In 1989, 14 women were shot to death at the University of Montreal’s school of engineering by a man who then took his own life. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush pushed Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill and economic adviser Larry Lindsey from their jobs in a Cabinet shakeup.


House is wrapped up PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) Some residents of a Pittsburgh suburb have giftwrapped something they hope will be gone by Christmas: a charred and abandoned house that burned nine months ago. Amy Davis tells WPXITV that residents put a big red bow on the house next door to hers, so Penn Hills officials will get moving on tearing it down. The house burned in March. Residents say it's unsafe and an eyesore, and that they fear it could harm their property values. Davis says gift-wrapping the house "was done in jest to bring light to a situation where there's no humor at all." She says the fire frightened her and caused $8,000 worth of damage to her 100year-old home.

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THIS NOV. 7, 2002, file photo shows U.S. jazz legend Dave Brubeck performing on the Mustermesse stage at the AVO Session in Basel, Switzerland. Brubeck, a pioneering jazz composer and pianist died Wednesday of heart failure, after being stricken while on his way to a cardiology appointment with his son. He would have turned 92 on Thursday.

Jazz legend dies BY CHARLES J. GANS The Associated Press You don’t have to be a jazz aficionado to recognize “Take Five,” the smoky instrumental by the Dave Brubeck Quartet that instantly evokes swinging bachelor pads, hi-fi systems and cool nightclubs of the 1950s and ’60s. “Take Five” was a musical milestone — a deceptively complex jazz composition that managed to crack the Billboard singles chart and introduce a new, adventurous sound to millions of listeners. In a career that spanned almost all of American jazz since World War II, Brubeck’s celebrated quartet combined exotic, challenging tempos with classical influences to create lasting standards. The pianist and composer behind the group, Brubeck died Wednesday of heart failure at a hospital in Norwalk, Conn. He was a day shy of his 92nd birthday. Brubeck believed that jazz presented the best face of America to the world. “Jazz is about freedom within discipline,” he said in a 2005 interview with The Associated Press. “Usually a dictatorship like in Russia and Germany will prevent jazz from being played because it just seemed to represent freedom, democracy and the United States. “Many people don’t understand how disciplined you have to be to play jazz. … And that is really the idea of democracy — freedom within the Constitution or discipline. You don’t just get out there and do anything you want.”

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt descended into political turmoil on Wednesday over the constitution drafted by Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi, and at least 211 people were wounded as supporters and opponents battled each other with firebombs, rocks and sticks outside the presidential palace. Four more presidential aides resigned in protest over Morsi’s handling of the crisis, and a key opponent of the Islamist president likened Morsi’s rule to that of ousted authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. Both sides were digging in for a long struggle, with the opposition vowing more protests and rejecting any di-

alogue unless the charter is rescinded, and Morsi pressing relentlessly forward with plans for a Dec. 15 constitutional referendum. “The solution is to go to the ballot box,” declared Mahmoud Ghozlan, a spokesman for Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, asserting the charter was “the best constitution Egypt ever had.” The clashes outside the presidential palace in Cairo’s Heliopolis district marked an escalation in the deepening crisis. It was the first time supporters of rival camps fought each other since last year’s anti-Mubarak uprising, when the authoritarian leader’s loyalists sent swordwielding supporters on horses

and camels into Cairo’s Tahrir square in what became one of the uprising’s bloodiest days. The large scale and intensity of the fighting marked a milestone in Egypt’s rapidly entrenched schism, pitting Morsi’s Brotherhood and ultra-conservative Islamists in one camp, against liberals, leftists and Christians in the other. The violence spread to other parts of the country later Wednesday. Anti-Morsi protesters stormed and set ablaze the Brotherhood offices in Suez and Ismailia, east of Cairo, and there were clashes in the industrial city of Mahallah and the province of Menoufiyah in the Nile Delta north of the capital.

Dems: Obama to ask for $50 billion Sandy aid WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy, Democrats on Capitol Hill said Wednesday. Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that the administration is still working on a request for a supplemental spending bill to provide the aid and expects to send it to Congress this week. “We do not have a specific number,” Donovan said. The price tag is expected to be anywhere between $45 billion and $55 billion. Two Senate Democratic aides, speaking on condition of anonymity because the request is still being assembled, put the number in the neighborhood of $50 billion. “The president isn’t going to leave New York, New Jersey or the entire region to fight for itself,” Donovan, who is coordinating the government’s Sandy recovery efforts for Obama, told reporters after the hearing. Donovan urged Congress to take action in “the next few weeks” on the administration’s upcoming request.

On Tuesday, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Craig Fugate, said the government’s disaster relief fund still has $4.8 billion, enough to pay for recovery efforts into early spring. So far the government has spent about $2 billion in the 11 states struck the late October storm, one of the worst ever in the Northeast. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are together seeking about $83 billion in aid. Donovan described that figure as more of damage estimate, saying some of might be covered by private insurance and other already-funded government programs. Given the recent budget talks and the strong pressures against new spending, Congress is not expected to approve large amounts of additional money all at once. The storm devastated coastal communities from North Carolina to Maine, killing more than 120 people. New York and New Jersey were hit the hardest. Obama can request up to $5.4 billion more without hitting a spending ceiling. Several Republicans have said that more than that should be matched by spending cuts in other federal programs.

Grant spending questioned WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department paid for an underwater robot in a Midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby, a hog catcher in rural Texas and a fish tank in a small Texas town, according to a new congressional report highlighting what it described as wasteful spending of tax money intended for counterterrorism purposes. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said in his 54-page report that while much of the spending for the department’s Urban Area Security Initiative appeared to be allowed under the program’s rules, it was still inappropriate in an age of budget austerity and as the federal government faces a

$16 trillion national debt. “Every dollar misspent in the name of security weakens our already precarious economic condition, indebts us to foreign nations, and shackles the future of our children and grandchildren,” Coburn said. The report focused on UASI spending in the last few years in Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma and the National Capitol Region, which includes Washington and parts of Maryland and Virginia. Among the projects Coburn found questionable were: • $21 for a fish tank in Seguin, Texas, a small town outside of San Antonio. • $98,000 for an underwa-

ter robot in Columbus, Ohio, where there are no major rivers and few lakes nearby. • $24,000 for a “latrine on wheels” in Fort Worth, Texas. • A “BearCat” armored vehicle bought with a $285,933 grant in Keene, N.H., a small New England town that is home to an annual pumpkin festival that draws up to 70,000 people. • $250,000 for security upgrades, including $9,000 in signage, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The grant program stems from the 2001 terrorist attacks when the federal government pledged to help equip local governments to prevent future attacks and respond if they occurred.

Capitalism, socialism wed as words of the year NEW YORK (AP) — Thanks to the election, socialism and capitalism are forever wed as Merriam-Webster’s most looked-up words of 2012. Traffic for the unlikely pair on the company’s website about doubled this year from the year before as the health care debate heated up and discussion intensified over “American capitalism” versus “European socialism,” said the editor at large, Peter Sokolowski. The choice revealed Wednesday was “kind of a nobrainer,” he said. The side-byside interest among political candidates and around kitchen tables prompted the dictionary folk to settle on two words of the year rather than one for the first time since the accolade began in 2003. “They’re words that sort of encapsulate the zeitgeist. They’re words that are in the national conversation,” said Sokolowski from company headquarters in Springfield, Mass. “The thing about an election year is it generates a huge amount of very spe-

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THE WORD socialism, from the 11th edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, is shown in this photograph, in New York, Wednesday. Thanks to the election, socialism and capitalism are forever wed as Merriam-Webster's most looked-up words of 2012. cific interest.” Democracy, globalization, marriage and bigot — all touched by politics — made the Top 10, in no particular order. The latter two were driven in part by the fight for same-sex marriage acceptance. Last year’s word of the year was austerity. Before that, it was pragmatic. Other words in the leading dictionary

maker’s Top 10 for 2012 were also politically motivated. Harken back to Oct. 11, when Vice President Joe Biden tangled with Mitt Romney running mate Paul Ryan in a televised debate focused on foreign policy — terror attacks, defense spending and war, to be specific. “With all due respect, that’s a bunch of MALARKEY,” declared Biden during a partic-

ularly tough row with Ryan. The mention sent look-ups of malarkey soaring on, Sokolowski said, adding: “Clearly a oneweek wonder, but what a week!” Actually, it was more like what a day. Look-ups of malarkey represented the largest spike of a single word on the website by percentage, at 3,000 percent, in a single 24-hour period this year. The company won’t release the number of page views per word but said the site gets about 1.2 billion overall each year. Malarkey, with the alternative spelling of “y” at the end, is of unknown origin, but Merriam-Webster surmises it’s more Irish-American than Irish, tracing it to newspaper references as far back as 1929. Beyond “nonsense,” malarkey can mean “insincere or pretentious talk or writing designed to impress one and usually to distract attention from ulterior motives or actual conditions,” noted Sokolowski.


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This Evening • 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.

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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 or guardians from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

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• 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.

Raffle winners Lucky winners of the raffle held at the 2012 State Occupational Fall Conference were Cathy Wolters (left), of Celina, and Nancy Warren, of rural Sidney, both staff nurses of Crown Equipment Corp. in New Bremen. Members of the West Ohio Association of Occupational Health Nurses attended the conference at the Blue Moon Event Center in Grove City in November. The topic for the seminar was “The Impaired Worker.” The following companies were represented by their nursing staffs: Crown Equipment Corp., Whirlpool Corp., Nidec Corp., and Hardin Memorial Hospital.

Friday Evening • The Houston Community Center, 5005 RussiaHouston 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.


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• Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, Brown at WSU in Botkins, 9 to 11 a.m. MINSTER — Kassan• Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, dra Brown, a 2012 graduin Anna, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ate of Minster High Saturday Afternoon School, has enrolled in • Women Walking in the Word meets at 1 p.m. Wright State University at the Mount Zion House of Prayer, 324 Grove St. in Dayton to study engiUse the rear entrance. neering physics. daughter of The Saturday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising Kendra Sommer, of Minbingo to support the children on the teams. Doors ster, and Scott Brown, of open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Defiance, was active in Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all volleyball, band and Girl Scouts. night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. She was employed by • Shelby County Deer Hunters holds its monthly Saturday Night Trap Shoot at 7988 Johnston-Sla- Dairy Queen. gle Road beginning at 6:30 p.m., 10 birds. Program starts at 8 p.m., 50 birds, long run, handicapped Oslund at WSU and Lewis class. Open to the public. MINSTER — Jackie • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “CheckOslund, a 2012 graduate mates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy of Minster High School, Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are enrolled at Wright has welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. State University in Celina • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday to study telecommunicaNight Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Sunday 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. • The Catholic Adult Singles Club meets for World Nativity Traditions and supper in Dayton. For information, call (419) 678-8691. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road.

Monday Morning • Church Women United will hold its Bible study from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Anna United Methodist Church, 201 W. North St. Take Bibles. To access the Community Calendar online, visit, click on “Living” and then on “Calendar.”

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MINSTER — Wesley Stueve, a 2012 graduate of Minster High School, has enrolled in Ohio University in Athens to study journalism and economics. The son of Greg Stueve and Denise Stueve, both of Minster, he earned a National Merit commendation, highest honors and an Ohio University Gateway Excellence scholarship. His high school activities included the Scholastic Team and being vice president of Student Out-

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FRIDAY • Gateway Arts Council opens its holiday gallery/shop, 216 N. Miami Ave., with a reception, free and open to the public, from 6 to 8 p.m. 498-2787. • Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Hometown Holiday 2012” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. Nine choirs, a harp ensemble and a brass ensemble will join the orchestra to perform Christmas favorites. Tickets: $23 to $76 at (937) 228-3630 or online at • The Old Time Country Music Jamboree will be at the Port Jefferson Community Center from 7 to 10:30 p.m. • Sock & Buskin Theatre Community presents the musical, “Mr. Scrooge,” at the historic Sidney Theatre, 120 W. Poplar St., today and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students. • The Friends of the Library host Snory Time at the New Bremen Public Library from 7 to 8 p.m. Advance registration is required. SATURDAY • The Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum hosts Santa at the Museum at 11 a.m. The museum is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. until Dec. 30, when its holiday train display closes. • The annual Santa Pub Crawl charitable event to benefit Toys for Tots will be from 5:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. at various taverns throughout the Oregon historic district in Dayton. Cost of admission is a $10 unwrapped toy or a $10 cash donation. For information about participating taverns, call (937) 224-7822. • Darke County Singles hosts a carry-in Christmas dinner and dance. The dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. The dance runs from 8:30 p.m. to midnight at the VFW hall, 219 N. Ohio St., Greenville. Open to all singles 21 and older. Music by Del-Rio. Admission: $5. For information, call (937) 968-5007. • Holiday Fest takes place in downtown Yellow Springs all day. Children’s activities, horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts. For schedule and information, call (937) 767-2686. • Elvis Aaron Presley Jr. performs a gospel/ Christmas concert at the

Rockford Belle in Rockford at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (567) 712-0107. • Dorothy Love Retirement Community presents the Mary Knapke Trio in a concert of holiday music at 7 p.m. in the Amos Community Center on the Dorothy Love campus. Free. • Santa arrives in Minster! The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library serves refreshments at 12:30 p.m. in the Minster Gazebo. Take an ornament for Santa’s Christmas. SUNDAY • Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, hosts a winter party for the animals from 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, games, make a treat for wild friends and meet some of our newest wildlife ambassadors. Admission is a gift for our wild friends. For information, call (937) 698-6493. • The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Choir present Handel’s “Messiah” at 6:30 p.m. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 126 N. Wilkinson St., Dayton. Tickets are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors, $14 for students and are available at (888) 228-3630. MONDAY • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., hosts a family night at 6:30 p.m. for all ages. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts a family craft night from 6 to 7 p.m. Advance registration is required. • The New Bremen Public Library hosts a Christmas family craft night at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts family night from 6:15-7 p.m. All ages are welcome with a parent and advance registration is required. WEDNESDAY • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster will screen a classic movie at 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served. DEC. 13 • Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, hosts a winter bird count beginning at 8:30 a.m. Take a dish to share for lunch; soup and coffee provided. Register by calling (937) 698-6493.

Museum shows largest aquamarine WASHINGTON (AP) — The world’s largest cut aquamarine gem will go on display today in its new home at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. The obelisk-shaped Dom Pedro gem stands 14 inches tall and weighs 10,363 carats — or nearly 5 pounds. Cuts in the reverse faces serve to reflect light within the gem. National Gem Collection Curator Jeffrey Post said it’s difficult to place a value on the gem, though it was offered to the Smithsonian in the late 1990s for $7 million to $10 million.

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Restoration of the pulpit voice “You have announced that wearied the Lord the document with your words. he had been ‘How have we sharing came wearied him?’ from their own you ask. You denomination’s have wearied annual meeting him by saying 100 years earthat all who do lier. The on-fire, Your evil are good in radical church pastor that had prothe Lord’s sight, and he is pleased speaks duced that docwith them. You ument had have wearied The Rev. Jim e x p e r i e n c e d Johnson him by asking, God in a mighty ‘Where is the way a century of justice?’ ” earlier; but over the God (Malachi 2:17) years the church had There was a minister gotten too civilized, too who wanted to make a modern, too concerned point in a sermon. He with what others would took a picture and made think of it if it were so a copy of it on his copier. radical. He continued doing this, This has been the exusing each new copy to perience with many of make another copy. As he America’s churches over did this, each successive that past 150 years. copy was weaker than While most of them ferthe one before it until it vently sought the Lord in was almost impossible to the 1800s, by the 21st recognize the final copy century there were more because it had become so and more churches that weak and faded. had become politically Unrecognizable correct and less biblically The original picture correct. The church had was good; but the final been more concerned copies were unrecogniz- with presenting a good able. In a way, that is the image to people than way it has gotten in so with confronting the peoof America’s ple with their need to remany churches today. The orig- pent and return to God’s inal message and stan- standards. Justified sins dards of the church have What had happened gotten so diluted and meaningless that they was that too many minhave little resemblance isters had become like to the original spirit of the ones Malachi conthe churches that came fronted. They justified out of the Reformation. sins because they were There was also a more concerned with emmajor denomination that bracing everyone in their held an annual conven- sins instead of helping tion. One of the major people overcome sins and speakers said he was truly experience what going to read something Paul wrote: “For the Lord each of the first four is the Spirit, and wherdays of the convention ever the Spirit of the and he wanted the dele- Lord is, there is freegates to guess what dom.” (2 Corinthians church had produced the 3:17) Earlier this year, statement. Monday, Tuesday, America marked the anWednesday and Thurs- niversary of the heinous day, the speaker read attack we now call 911. parts of the document In the aftermath of that Americans and delegates were attack, buzzing trying to figure flocked to their churches out which church had to pray and seek the written the radical docu- Lord. However, it wasn’t ment. It seemed to be the too long until a new general consensus that spirit of pride emerged, the church was some old- one which was described fashioned, primitive, in Isaiah: “Things aren't Pentecostal holiness that bad. We can handle anything that comes. If church. buildings are Friday, the speaker our

knocked down, we’ll rebuild them bigger and finer. If our forests are cut down, we’ll replant them with finer trees.” (Isaiah 9:10) That very verse was cited by Sen. Tom Daschle, then U.S. Senate majority leader, and later by Sen. John Edwards, who had presidential aspirations at the time. They, like many Americans, were reacting in a way that displeased God. If you read the rest of that section of Scripture, you will see the Lord didn’t want people to become proud and arrogant, He wanted them to repent of their sin so he could protect and take care of them.

Self-examination Like Isaiah prophesied, Americans set their minds to rebuild the World Trade Center, building a bigger skyscraper to replace the ones that were destroyed. Instead of seriously doing some self-examination, Americans lost their opportunity to involve God in their rebuilding process, trying to do it all by themselves. There are prophecies in Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28 that detail God’s reaction to those who become proud and arrogant and those whose main focus is their prosperity. The Lord is not pleased when we want to do it all and get all we can instead of partnering with him for our well-being. Unfortunately, too few pulpits have been filled with ministers who see the need for repentance and preach to America’s needs instead of tickling ears and preaching a socially acceptable Gospel. I firmly believe in God’s grace and rejoice that the blood of Jesus covers me; but what I perceive in America is a people focusing on grace and forgetting God. When our nation was founded, our early leaders were devout Christians and included many ministers. There may have been different denominations, but Amer-

ica was united in one thing: being a Christian nation where we have freedom to worship God. We were founded as a nation of Christian freedom, not a nation for false religions. Our nation was founded as a place to provide freedom to speak, exercise our faith and gather to worship God. One of our founding principles was that the government be restrained from interfering with the free expression of our Christian faith. The doctrine of separation of church and state really means that the government keeps their hands off the church, not regulate the church. One of the things that helped make America great was that pulpits were filled with preachers who pointed to the errors and sins of government and the public. It was the common practice for politicians to answer to ministers instead of the opposite. Ministers dealt with the moral issues of the day and told people what God’s will was.

Lost perspective However, America has lost its perspective of God’s will because too many ministers have been willing to compromise instead of stand on solid, biblical rock. In an election, ministers have a God-given obligation to inform the people about the issues and the candidates. Ministers need to clearly declare who stands for Christian principles and who does not. And they need to make those decisions based on the Bible, not popular opinion or governmental dictate. It is time for a new Reformation, a restoration of pulpit integrity where ministers are like the biblical watchmen who speak clearly to the people and lead a muchneeded revival to restore America to be the Christian nation it was meant to be! The writer is the pastor of Word of Life Ministries, International.

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LEADERS OF the Truckers for Christ Ministry of Anna and The Way and Light Ministries of Celina have joined to distribute free Christian flags. Looking over the flags are (seated) Carl Rucker, of DeGraff (left), and Darwin Burkholder, of Sidney (right), of the Truckers ministry; and (standing) Clyde Searfoss (left) and Richard Burd (right), both of Celina.

Ministries join to offer Christian flags ANNA — Chaplains for the Truckers for Christ Ministry have agreed to join with The Way and Light Ministries of Celina to distribute free Christian flags to over-the-road truckers, travelers and local residents. The flags can be obtained at the Truckers chapel in Anna and Charlie Brown’s Restaurant, located nearby. Truckers Chapel Director Carl Rucker, of DeGraff, and Chaplain Darwin Burkholder, of Sidney, recently met with Richard Burd and Clyde Searfoss, both of Celina, to join efforts to distribute 12-by-18-inch flags. The four agreed both ministries shared the same goals in bringing the word of Christ to everyone. The idea is to provide flags as a reminder of God’s love and to create a conversation piece in semi trucks, cars and homes, the men stated. Burd said he was having lunch with his son, Mark Burd, of Anna, at Charlie Brown’s two months ago when he noticed the Truckers for Christ display in the eatery and the group’s chapel, currently located at a closed truck stop adjacent to Interstate 75 in Anna. Noticing a large Christian flag flying at the chapel, Richard Burd knew he needed to contact them. Burd and Searfoss said they began giving away flags at their own expense a year ago. Having appeared in parades and church services, the pair have distributed nearly 800 flags. Most recently, the ministries appeared together in the Sidney Winter Wonderland parade, running out of flags before the end of the route. The Celina men will also join other chaplains in manning the chapel and a booth at Charlie Brown’s, where the Truckers ministry has been established for several years. Local residents may also obtain a flag for the asking at the two locations. The men are also willing to speak to church groups and distribute the flags after services. If needed, larger flags, sized 2-by-3 feet, could be obtained. While both groups have managed to survive financially, donations are welcomed, with 100 percent of the proceeds put toward the ministries. The Way and Light Ministries can be contacted through Burd at (419) 953-9614 or Searfoss at (567) 510-5355. The Truckers group is hoping to obtain an electric generator in order to allow the chapel to become mobile. They can be contacted through Burkholder at (937) 658-0470, or at P.O. Box 16, Anna, OH 45302.

Candlelight service set ‘Mary and the Talking Eagle’ to be VERSAILLES – The annual Christmas candlelight service at Versailles Christian Church, 105 W. Ward performed at the December Parish Café St., with hundreds of candles illuminating the sanc-


performed by parish members. In the story, the Blessed Virgin Mary appears to Juan (Juan’s name in his native language means the eagle that talks) Diego as he makes the long walk to attend Mass and catechism class. Mary asks Juan to go to the bishop and tell the bishop she wants a church built on Tepeyac Hill, the location where she is standing with Juan. It takes three trips to the bishop before he believes Juan — only after the image of Mary as Our Lady of Guadalupe is seen on his tilma (cloak) and fragrant flowers fall from inside the tilma. “We present this play on Dec . 12, the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We hope to tell her story in a memorable way and to remind us that this is a significant day for the Mexican people and all people of the Americas. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of all

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VERSAILLES — St. Denis and Holy Family parishes, in collaboration with Catholic Social Services, will host their fourth offering in the Parish Café series on Wednesday. The programs are designed to provide information and professional support to those who wish to bring faith and values into the everyday life of their family. This speaker series is open to the general public without cost. The December program will be held in the main body of St. Denis Catholic Church, 14 E. Wood St., on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The December program features a play written by Deacon William Krumm from Carlisle. Krumm, in collaboration with other deacons and their families, has directed several local theater productions. Krumm, who recently retired from diocesan and parish work, will present the play, “Mary and the Talking Eagle,”


FISCAL From Page 1 dential aide had been in touch with Republicans by email on the subject. Each side has been declaring that the crisis can be averted if the other will give ground. “We can probably solve this in about a week, it’s not that tough,” Obama said in lunchtime remarks to the Business Roundtable. It has been several days since either the president or congressional Democrats signaled any interest in negotiations that both sides say are essential to a compromise. Presidential aides have even encouraged speculation that Obama is willing to let the economy go over the “fiscal cliff” if necessary and gamble that the public blames Republicans for any fallout. Eventually, Democrats acknowledge, there will be compromise talks, possibly quite soon, toward an agreement that raises reins in revenues, Medicare and other government benefit programs, and perhaps raises the government’s $16.4 trillion borrowing limit. For now, the demonstration of presidential inflexibility appears designed to show that, unlike two years ago, Obama will refuse to sign legislation extending toprate tax cuts and also to allow public and private pressure to build on the Republican leadership. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner underscored the president’s determination when he told CNBC the administration was “absolutely” prepared to have the economy go over the socalled cliff if its terms aren’t met. “The size of the problem is so large that it can’t be solved without rates going up,” he said. So far, the GOP has offered to support nonspecified increases to raise tax revenues by $800 billion over a decade but has rejected Obama’s demand to let the top income tax rate rise from 35 percent to 39.6 percent. To buttress their case, Republican officials in Congress pointed to numerous proposals that Obama has previously advanced that could generate the same amount of revenue he is seeking — without raising rates. The list includes limiting the tax deductions taken by upper-income taxpayers, raising taxes on the oil and gas industry and curbing or eliminating the deductibility of taxexempt bonds. Separately, in a bit of political theater, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell urged Democrats to allow a vote on Obama’s current plan, which calls for a $1.6 trillion tax increase over a decade, in an attempt to show it lacks support. The majority leader, Democratic Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, refused. The “fiscal cliff,” with its year-end deadline, refers to increases that would affect every worker who pays federal income tax, as well as spending cuts that would begin to bite defense and domestic programs alike. Economists in and out of government say the combination carries the risk of a new recession, at a time the economy is still struggling to recover fully from the worst slowdown in decades. Obama delivered his latest warning at the meeting of the Business Roundtable a few blocks from the White House.

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BOE updated on projects JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center Local Schools Board of Education received several updates at the recent meeting. Maintenance Manager Ted Rostorfer updated the board on work that has been done on the baseball field with the help of volunteers for the town and others, including tiling the outputting in field, improved watering systems, repainting the dugouts and repairing the press box. He also reported that work continues on internal water and heating systems, including the effort to improve water chemicals

usage to increase the life span of valves, fittings and motors. With the help of EMI Corp, and the Jackson Center FFA, new handrail brackets and steps have been installed for the comfort and safety of people attending events in the gymnasium. Rostorfer also discussed a re-evaluation of some current service contracts and partnerships. The board approved a change of Fiscal Year 2013 appropriations in the Debt Service Fund, allowing both the refunded debt and the original debt payments to be made by Dec. 1. The donation of five

chairs was accepted from Mainstream Renewable Power, which were mistakenly ordered for the business’s office but were donated to the school rather than returned. The board heard presentations by members of the Jackson Center FFA on their recent trip to the national convention in Indianapolis, and from Donn Wall of the Western Ohio Computer Organization on the existing and potential offerings they have for the schools in this region. Superintendent Bill Reichert informed the board that 60 computers have been purchased as part of the plan to im-

prove and update aging technology. He noted teachers continue to attend professional development and gather student data for academic improvement related to the Race to the Top grant. Reichert also informed the board of the school continuing to work with the village and others on initiatives toward sharing services to reduce costs. Discussion included a study on options to reduce the cost of diesel fuel. Staff members have been notified about the formal plan for the future of soccer as a school sport. Mitch Keith has

agreed to serve as committee chairman to communicate the current situation to voters in the Feb. 5 special election. The school will ask the community a second time for a 0.5 percent, five-year earned income tax, the need for which has resulted mainly from cuts made at the state level. Jackson Center Local Schools’ Fiscal Year 2012 (July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2012) Financial Statements have been completed and are available to the public in the district office at the school. The next board meeting will be Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.

Blood drives planned in county Kathy Pleiman, Shelby and Logan County coordinator for the Community Blood Center, has announced there will local blood drives next week. On Tuesday, the Houston Community Association will host a public blood drive at the Houston Community Center, 5005 Russia-Houston Road, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Whole blood and double red cells will be collected. Deanna Walker and Bruce Walker of the Houston Community Association serve as chairpeople for the blood drive. Anyone who donated on Oct. 16 or earlier is eligible to donate Tuesday. On Dec. 14, Fort Loramie High School will host a student blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fort Loramie High School students can contact Dennis Prenger at school to

schedule their donation time. Other blood drives scheduled in December include: • Dec. 18, Sacred Heart Church, 9333 State Route 119, McCartyville, public blood drive, 12:30-6:30 p.m.; Tom Albers of Sacred Heart Church, chairman. • Dec. 19, Nash Finch, Bellefontaine, employee blood drive, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Nash Finch employees can contact their human relations department to schedule a donation. • Dec. 26, Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, public blood drive, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. All donors who donate blood at public blood drives between now and New Year’s Eve will receive a knit scarlet and gray scarf as a holiday thank-you from the Community Blood Center. Community Blood Center

urges healthy donors to consider making a blood donation at this time. The holiday season is always a challenging time to keep the blood supply safe, Pleiman said. Hospitals won’t slow down during the season and neither will the need for blood. Appointments to donate are encouraged and help the Community Blood Center plan for the appropriate amount of donors. Technology is making it faster and more convenient to schedule blood donations. Donors may use their computer or smart phone to make an appointment online at or, donors can schedule with Pleiman at 295-3100 or (800) 388 GIVE(4483). Walk-ins are welcome as schedules permits. A picture ID with full name, such as a driver’s li-

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Exercise may lessen risk of dementia tal in Portugal. “This is particularly important for people with vascular risk factors such as hypertension, stroke or diabetes.” The analysis included 639 people in their 60s and 70s; 55 percent were women and almost 64 percent said they were active at least 30 minutes a day three times a week. The activity included gym classes, walking and biking. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise for optimal health. Researchers performed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests at the beginning and end of the study to gauge white matter changes in the brain.

A toast to Christmas Chatting at the Pavilion’s Christmas party in Sidney Tuesday are (l-r) Joyce Wilson, Dorothy Thacker, Dorothy Ward and Nan Deal, all residents. They enjoyed music and food to share with visiting families and friends.

SENIOR CENTER HAPPENINGS The Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County welcomes people 50 and older at 304 S. West Ave. For information, call 492-5266. Holiday Hours: The Center will be closed Dec. 24-25 in observance of Christmas, and Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. Board Meeting: Friday at 9:30 a.m. in the top floor conference room. Carry-in Meal: Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Take a dish to share and table service. Jackie Boyd from Lincare will be the guest server. Freda Maxon will provide music. New Vision will check blood pressure and blood sugar before the meal. The entree will be provided by Dorothy Love. Christmas Dinner Dance: Friday. Tickets for the dinner are no longer available, but dance tickets may be purchased by members for $5 per person and by nonmembers for $7. The dance begins at 7 p.m. with music by Bill Corfield. The Pavilion will furnish the table decorations. Health Luncheon: Dec. 18 at 11:30 a.m. will be sponsored by the Pavilion. Sign the sheet on the table or call Bette. Activities: Senior Melodies: Monday, 10 a.m. Bingo: Monday, 1 p.m. Chair exercise: Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. Move N Groove: Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. Chair volleyball; Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. Tai yoga: Will return in April. Euchre: Tuesday and Friday, 1 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Bid euchre: Fourth Friday, 7 p.m. Woodcarvers: Second Tuesday, 7 p.m. Crocheting: Wednesday, 10 a.m. Knitting: Thursday, 3:30 p.m. Quilting: Monday and Thursday, 1 p.m. Billiards: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 8 a.m. Billiard tournament: Last Friday, 8 a.m. Texas hold em: Monday and Thursday, noon. Pinochle: Wednesday, 1 p.m. Bridge; Tuesday (practice bridge), 1 p.m. Friday, 12:45 p.m. Membership: Dues for 2013 are $22 and may be paid at the center for yourself or for a gift.

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Feds to end paper checks WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of the Treasury is reminding older adults and people with disabilities who still receive their federal benefit payments by paper check that they must switch to an electronic payment option by March 1. The federal government will not issue paper benefit checks after that. Federal law will require beneficiaries to receive their benefit payments through either direct deposit or the Direct Express Debit MasterCard card. For direct deposit, people can sign up online at the website, or at their bank or credit union. Beneficiaries who wish to make the change to the debit card can call the U.S. Treasury Electronic Solution Center at (800) 333-1795, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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DAYTON — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Dayton, a community outreach program that brings people to campus to participate in seminars led mostly by other volunteers, has announced a winter program. Participation has more than tripled since March 1994, when UD piloted the peer-run program. Participants can choose to attend as many seminars as they can schedule between Jan. 14 and Feb. 25. “Nutrition as We Age,” “Wild about Wagner,” “London — Biography of a City,” “The U.S. 1945 to 1963,” “Four Seasons Gardening,” “Working Out in Simple Terms,” “Great Figures of the New Testament,” “Are You Smarter than Your Smart Phone?” “Warm Water Therapy Relief ” and more than 40 other seminars will be offered. UD’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is not a typical college offering, as there are no exams, grades or even required attendance. In fact, the only requirement is that participants be at least 50 or be the spouses of a member. No previous education is required. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Dayton is directed by Special Programs and Continuing Education. All seminar moderators UDLLI board and members are volunteers. To receive a program brochure or to get information on moderating a seminar, call Julie at (937) 229-2605.


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DALLAS, Texas (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Regular physical activity may help older people reduce their chances of getting dementia. In a new study published in the American Heart Association journal, Stroke, older, nondisabled people who regularly engaged in physical activity reduced their risk of vascular-related dementia by 40 percent and cognitive impairment of any etiology by 60 percent. The protective effect of regular physical activity remained regardless of age, education, changes in the brain’s white matter and even previous history of stroke or diabetes, researchers said. The findings are based on a prospective, multinational European study that included yearly comprehensive cognitive assessments for three years. The results are part of increasing evidence that regular physical activity promotes brain health, researchers said. “We strongly suggest physical activity of moderate intensity at least 30 minutes three times a week to prevent cognitive impairment,” said Ana Verdelho, M.D., lead author of the study and a neuroscience researcher at the University of Lisbon, Santa Maria Hospi-

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The holidays Know your recan be stressful sources. Develop for everyone, a greater awarebut for that ness of the illgrowing segness or disability ment of the of your care repopulation that ceiver. Also, be cares for aging aware of the redisabled or sources in the Senior community that loved ones as well as younger help reduce Living family memstress, such as bers, additional Lu Ann Presser caregiver supstresses can make the port groups, adult day holidays overwhelming. services, home-delivered Signs that the stress of meals and homemaker caregiving is becoming services. unmanageable include Enroll the care realienation, irritability, ceiver in an adult day lack of compassion, and program. These protaking no pleasure in grams work to give relief what should be an enjoy- to caregivers while offerable activity. If this ing a stimulating, supsounds like you or some- portive environments for one you know, take their loved ones. heart. There are steps Exercise regularly, you can take to reduce while avoiding unstress and make the hol- healthy activities such idays more enjoyable. as overeating and smokKnow yourself — your ing. talents and skills, as While the holidays well as your limitations. can be hectic, especially Seek a balance of work for a busy caregiver, they and leisure activities are also a time to relax that is right for you. and reflect. Try not to let Seek assistance from social expectations about others when you feel the holidays affect your your energy draining. own celebration. Some Realize that other people quiet time alone with want to help. your care receiver, or by Keep a sense of yourself, can be just as humor. Three to five celebratory as a festive minutes of hearty laugh- party with friends and ter is equivalent to three relatives, and requires strenuous minutes on a far less planning and rowing machine (Sher- preparation. man, 1994). Joy and laughter have a positive The writer is the mareffect on your life, and on keting and admissions the lives of your loved director at Dorothy Love ones. Retirement Community.

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Reporters: Ally Bergman Emilie Cavinder Alec Greve Kennedy McIver Adviser: Elaine Schweller-Snyder

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Faster than a speeding bullet BY: ALEC GREVE Junior Joe Fuller has had an amazing run so far in his high school cross country career. He recently made it all the way to State where he placed 23rd with a time of 16:17.04, just a second away from the school record of 16:16. “My favorite part about the experience was that I made a lot of new friends, got better times, got more colleges looking at me, and I became stronger mentally and physically,” said Fuller. “My goal was to get the school record and I was only a second away. So I’m happy with this season.” Fuller, who trains wtih 1964 5K Olympic Champion Bob Schul, is already planning for a big senior year. “I hope to get my times in the mid 15’s,” said Fuller. “I’m aiming at getting second at State and qualifying for the Nike Nationals in Oregon. With Coach Schul and God at my side, I hope to get there.” It’s easy to see the dedication that Fuller puts into his sport. He is obviously willing to work very hard, giving him the potential to go a long way. We should all wish Joe Fuller luck as he continues his journey to greatness.

Interact club provides students many opportunities for service

BY: EMILIE CAVINDER Interact is a club where we volunteer our time and supplies to meet the needs of others. Interact is the high school version of Rotary International, a service organization active in many cities. The leaders for Lehman’s Interact club are President Michael Jacob, Vice President Lauren Vanderhorst, Secretary Olivia Sehlhorst, and Treasurer Ellie Waldsmith. In Interact, we take on various projects throughout the year. Two projects that we have done so far this year are bringing in tissues for classrooms, and putting pew silencers in the chapel. Things that we are looking forward to accomplishing are working with the Bethany Center, Soup Kitchen, SCARF (Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation), and the animal shelter; Christmas caroling at Dorothy Love Retirement Community; and possibly taking a mission trip to New Orleans later in the year. The Lehman Interact club also wants to collaborate with the Piqua High School Interact club on a project. One of the requirements of having an Interact chapter is that the club must do a local project and an international project each year. Therefore one of the major things we do is sponsor an African student at Dr. Alvetro’s orphanage and school in Tanzania. Dr. Alvetro’s daughter, senior Katie Rossman, has helped tremendously in getting us connected and knowing what supplies we can provide for our “adopted” student. BY: KENNEDY MCIVER Interact Advisor Mrs. Liz Maxson said, “We have had great attendance at meetAs their deadline quickly approaches, students in senior English classes are ings and we are looking forward to having a very successful and active year.” working on the most helpful paper they will write this year. The seniors are writing their senior research papers, which will not only be used You can still join Interact by simply attending the meetings before school. The cost is $3 for returning members and $5 for new members. Stay active and participate for a grade, but also benefit the students for their college decision. The paper is required to be six to eight pages and the student must cite at least in your community by joining INTERACT. five sources. The topic of this paper is a realistic appraisal of upcoming college, military or work experience. “I chose this topic because I think it is a practical application of research at the BY: ALLY BERGMAN perfect time for seniors to use data/facts to make their college decision," said Mrs. Science Teacher Ron Decker has left Lehman due to Saluke, senior English teacher. some health problems. We are sad to see him go and wish I interviewed a few seniors about their college choices. Senior Andrew Gilardi plans to attend Wright State University in the fall. He him all the best in the future. Ms. Amanda Duritsch, a 2008 wants to live in an apartment with some friends while attending school. Gilardi Lehman graduate, has stepped in to take his place. Replans to major in business management and minor in psychology. “I like the at- cently back from the East coast, Duritsch is excited to be mosphere of Wright State and I love knowing that I’ll be close to home and also at Lehman again. Duritsch, a recent grad of Wellesley College in Boston, my sister,” he said. Senior Nick Haussman has other plans. Instead of taking the traditional college is delighted to be returning to her roots. While she’s happy route after high school, he plans to join the Marines. “I chose this path because I to be teaching she admits, “It’s weird being back at my old have always loved the idea of serving my country, and my brother is also a Ma- high school. I never expected to return to Lehman.” Lehman is Duritsch’s first teaching job since graduating from college. A biology rine,” said Haussman. Senior Sarah Titterington has applied to Miami University and Hillsdale College, and economics major, Duritsch says that her favorite class to teach is AP Biology. schools that are scouting her for track. “I want to go somewhere that offers my Her students have really taken to her too. AP Biology student Katie Rossman academic program and also somewhere I can do what I love which is running said, “She’s really nice and understands how it is to be a student here. She knows the study and teaching methods we like.” track,” she said. Titterington plans to major in biology/pre-med. Although it never crossed Duritsch’s mind that she would return to Lehman, we Good luck to all of our seniors on their papers and their upcoming college deare glad to welcome her back. The school year is not even half over so the faculty cisions. and students have plenty of time to get to know Ms. Duritsch.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012


Both Maryland and Rutgers were recently announced as new members of the Big Ten Conference, choosing to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big East Conference, respectively. This is another big move in the shifting sands of college athletics, as the Big Ten scoops up another two universities to run their total member school population to fourteen. This is nothing new, as many other conferences have had members come and go in the past few years. I think that we’re starting to see a shift towards the development of a handful of superconferences as conferences gather up the weaker conferences into their fold. If these smash-and-grab policies of gobbling up weaker schools and conferences continues, I see both the ACC and the Big East soon dying off. It’s obvious that the Big East is slipping down a slick slope (say that five times fast), and I see the ACC headed that way, too. If things get out of hand, I’m not sure if the Big Twelve will survive, either. Just a few years ago there were serious rumors flying that Texas and Oklahoma could be headed to the SEC, but that quickly calmed down. Such a blow to the Big 12 today would be insurmountable, and the Big 12 would soon become the dead carcass that all the other vulture-superconferences would feast upon. Overall, I’m not sure I’m happy with all of this realignment. For one, these conferences are slowly going away from their traditional geographic boundaries. Who would have even thought ten years ago that the Big Ten would have a member who has one of its borders as the Atlantic Ocean? Or even that the SEC would have a team in Texas?




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Two, these superconferences are taking away from the home-grown/family feel of each of the conferences. It used to be that Big Ten schools were the farmer boys, the good ‘ol Midwesterners. Maryland destroys that, and to an extent, so does Rutgers. The SEC was the Dixieland country boys. A&M throws that out the window. The PAC 12 was the surfer-dudes from the west coast. The Colorado Buffs, really? Looking forward, it is quite possible that these new conferences will be unrecognizable in the future from where they were ten years ago, or even where they are today. The question is, will that change be for the better, or will it be for the worse?

SHSTeachers have a glowing performance for this year’s lip sync!

Ever shifting, ever changing Ever by your side Without a care Ready to share Everywhere Closest at night When you’re snuggled up tight Adventurous by day Stretching away Watching life unfold As they sit on glass, rock, and stone Always there To share your care Your worry And your strife Your shadow is your companion For life.

Life’s Cycle


Far off a star dying Down the street an infant crying One faintly granting light The other under the moonlit night

Energy’s gather around each other The boy growing up around his mother Space witnesses a catastrophic boom The man buys his first room The man grows old and frail Gravity begins to flail A death being mourned Light has been reborn

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Expect some surprises from partners and close friends today. Someone might demand more freedom or space in the relationship. (Actually, this someone might be you.) TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your work routine will be interrupted by computer crashes, power outages, staff shortages or canceled appointments. No way around this one. Just grin and bear it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Parents should be extra vigilant today because this is an accident-prone day for your children. Plus it’s also a rocky day for romance! Pay attention to things. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Small appliances might break down, or minor breakages could occur at home today. Something will happen that definitely changes your daily routine. Stay flexible. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is a mildly accident-prone day for you, so be careful. Slow down and take it easy. Allow extra time so that you have wiggle room to cope with whatever comes up. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Keep an eye on your cash flow and your money scene today. If shopping, keep your receipts and count your change. Protect your possessions against theft or loss. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You feel excited and possibly nervous today. Your excitement could be an eagerness to do something or possibly your nervousness is a dread. You’ll feel fine by tomorrow. Relax. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Hidden secrets might be revealed today. Something behind the scenes cannot be controlled. Be careful! And be discreet as you would hope others will be as well. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Difficulties with friends or people in group situations might arise today. A meeting may be canceled or someone might refuse to cooperate. Expect a few boomerangs. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) It’s easy to upset authority figures today (bosses, parents and teachers), so be careful. In turn, if they say something that upsets you, count to three before you respond. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Travel plans will be canceled or changed along with school schedules. Surprises related to publishing and the media also are likely. These are mild changes. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Make friends with your bank account because something unexpected could impact shared property, insurance matters and anything you own jointly with others. Stay on top of these details. YOU BORN TODAY You are an original thinker. Because of your unique take on life, you often live on the periphery of things. Likewise, it’s difficult for you to choose a profession. You might try many fields before you choose. You have a wonderful imagination and are sensitive to the world around you. It’s important to study something specific in the year ahead because it will help you in your future. Birthdate of: Tom Waits, singer/composer/actor; Emily Browning, actress; Damien Rice, musician. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Dec. 6, 1912 The bill for a $75,000 post office building in this city will be considby the public buildLOCAL OUTLOOK ered ing committee at the present session of Congress. The bill for the appropriation was introduced by Congressman Goeke at the last session of the Congress. After a frosty start today ––––– we’ll see the sun warm us up E.B. Keeler, who has into the middle been conducting a groand upper cery and meat market in 4 0 s . East Sidney on Brooklyn Clouds inAvenue, this week crease moved into the new ahead of our next building he recently s t o r m erected just east of the system Miami River Bridge on that will Court. Street.


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High Tuesday.........................63 Low Tuesday..........................30

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Pill-taking techniques discussed DEAR DRS. To your ways ask your pharmacist if it’s DONOHUE good OK to do so. AND ROACH: A As far as mixfriend of mine has health medicines, a son who has al- Dr. Paul G. ing there are a very ways had trouble Donohue few medicines taking pills. To and that don’t work allow him to take Dr. Keith together, such as his meds, his Roach calcium antacids mom dissolves and tetracycline any pills in water, and then he can drink antibiotics. Again, your them with no problem. pharmacist is your friend Lately, she has added for drug information, and can’t recommend other pills in the same I water and gives half the strongly enough that you water during the daytime get all your prescriptions and half in the evening. from one pharmacy and Does dissolving pills in get to know your pharmawater change their effec- cist. Finally, I wouldn’t rectiveness? How about mixing them or letting ommend letting medithem sit all day? — M.U. cines sit around for more ANSWER: The an- than a short while if they swer is: It depends on the are dissolved or crushed. pill. Some pills should Personally, I have found never be crushed or dis- a mortar and pestle or solved — this includes pill crusher to be invalumost “slow release” or “ex- able. Crushed medicatended release” medicines tions can be added to — as they could be ab- yogurt or applesauce, sorbed too quickly if and will have much less crushed or dissolved. Al- of a bad taste than when

dissolved in water. DEAR DRS. DONOHUE AND ROACH: I am 85 years old and physically active. I have high blood pressure and take several medicines, including lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide. I took some blood tests, and they told me I had SIADH. The only way I was told to take care of this was to limit my fluid intake to one liter a day. This seems to be a very small amount of fluid to take care of the fluid needs of the body. Do you know of any treatment for SIADH other than fluid restriction? — A. ANSWER: SIADH — the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion — is when the pituitary gland, located in the brain, secretes too much antidiuretic hormone, also called vasopressin. This prevents the kidneys from getting rid of water. The

net result is that too much water builds up in the system, and this can be seen in the blood with a low sodium level. Thus, the correct treatment is to limit water intake. The body requires a minimum of a liter of fluid or so, but there is a lot of water contained within food, so limiting yourself to one liter of water on top of food intake should not put you in any danger, as long as you don’t have heavy water losses from high heat or fever. However, the diagnosis of SIADH is difficult to make if someone is on hydrochlorothiazide, as many people (especially the elderly) have low sodium levels on this diuretic medicine, usually used for high blood pressure. You also haven’t said what your doctor thinks is causing the SIADH. Many lung diseases and many brain conditions are associated with it.

75 years Dec. 6, 1937 Dr. R.W. Alvis was named president of the Shelby County Medical Society at the annual election held last evening at Wilson Memorial Hospital. Named to serve with him during 1938 are: Dr. B.A. Welch, vice president, and Dr. E.P. Sparks, secretary and treasurer. Dr. L.C. Pepper was elected delegate to the annual Ohio State medical meeting in Columbus, with Dr. J.W. Tirey, of Anna, as alternate. ––––– The members of the junior class at Jackson Center High School will present “Hillbilly Courtship” as their annual class play. Members of the cast will include: Norman Gross, Betty Mann, Ruth Regula, Irene Meranda, Alma. J. Lochard, Dallas Kemp, Earl Tonjes, James Fink, J.L. Hovis, Mary Swiger, and Merlin Jenkins. The play is under the direction of Walter H. Ambos.

50 years Dec. 6, 1962 The Perry Township farm of Mrs. Wilda Pepper, county treasurer, and her husband, Cable, will figure in this year’s Shelby County Christmas season in more ways than one. Recently a Sidney florist obtained a young doe from the Pepper game preserve to

be put on display for inspection by patrons – especially the very young ones. Now, it is learned that sponsors of a Christmas show at the Fairlawn High School have called on the Peppers to supply five white geese for the dramatization of an old English song, “Twelfth Day of Christmas.”

25 years Dec. 6, 1987 MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Jessica McClure might become rich on her 25th birthday, but only bank officials and the girl’s parents know for sure how much money is contained in her trust fund. Under its terms, Jessica will receive the total amount accrued on her 25th birthday, Lambert said. ––––– COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Trustees of Ohio State University put their official stamp of approval Friday on the dismissal of football coach Earle Bruce, but did nothing to clarify the Nov. 16 action by President Edward Jennings. Rick Bay, who resigned as athletic director in protest of Bruce’s firing, was not mentioned. But the board formally approved Jennings’ motion to hire James Jones, associate athletic director, to succeed Bay. Jennings said he could not comment on the controversy under terms of the settlement, in which Bruce also agreed to keep silent. ––––– ADVERTISEMENT: Congratulations Jeff Shreves Salesman of the Month! Team Sherry, Piqua, Ohio

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Signs of dementia were more apparent at work than home DEAR ABBY: pension, which he did Alzheimer’s and other not. dementias are a growI realize his coing epidemic in Amerworkers were in a difica. Frequently, ficult spot, so I’m not co-workers are the blaming them, but I’m ones who notice a dehoping a few words cline in functioning. from you might get Could you please the word out to othremind your readers ers: Friends, when Dear to speak up to a famyou notice someone is Abby ily member when they declining, please Abigail see their co-workers speak up. — DONNA struggling? My 62- Van Buren IN VIRGINIA year-old husband was reDEAR DONNA: I’m sorry cently diagnosed, and I have about your husband’s diagnosince learned that his co- sis. Although there have been workers spotted his troubles warnings that it was coming long before I did at home. for years, the Alzheimer’s epiHad I been informed, he demic is here now and milcould possibly have retired on lions more families will be disability and have Medicare touched by this progressive today (which he does not — and ultimately fatal — disnow). Additionally, he would ease unless its course can be have known to have struc- altered. tured his retirement to inAs you have so poignantly clude survivorship on his stated, there are benefits to

the early detection of Alzheimer’s, including the opportunity to take advantage of available treatments, leverage resources in the workplace, plan for the future and seek help. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, knowing the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and speaking up when you notice them are CRITICAL to early detection and receiving the best possible care. While this may be an uncomfortable conversation, if you notice these signs in anyone — including a colleague — it is extremely important to share your concerns with the family or with someone in human resources. The person should be evaluated by a physician. A doctor will be able to determine whether the symptoms are caused by

Alzheimer’s disease or something else. To learn the 10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s, visit or call (800) 272-3900. DEAR ABBY: Twenty years ago, my brother told me his wife had been having an affair. Needless to say, they divorced and I sided with my brother. A few days ago, I learned that my brother was actually the one who had been having the affair, not my sister-in-law. He and his current wife had a child they claimed was her first husband’s, and when they married he “adopted” all of her children from her first marriage. Because we lived in different states at the time it was easy to believe what I was

told. I think that my ex-sisterin-law deserves an apology from us all. At the same time, I want to confront my brother about the lie. We are still not sure if the child, who is now an adult, knows my brother is really her biological father. — LIED TO IN CALIFORNIA DEAR LIED TO: I don’t think it is ever too late to offer an apology where one is needed, so contact your former sister-in-law and tell her that you now know the truth and you are sorry. Because you feel the need to speak your mind to your brother, do so. HOWEVER, whether your niece knows that your brother is her biological father is not your business, and you certainly should not be the person to enlighten her if she doesn’t know. That news should come from her par-

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Seeking team members who want to build a career with our growing company. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, excel in team environments and, have 3-5 years of manufacturing experience. The plant operates on a 12-hour shift basis with current openings on the 7pm to 7am shift. We offer a highly competitive wage and full benefits.

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HIRING FULL TIME! Seeking opportunity? Come join our dedicated team focused on serving the customer. Full time 3rd shift positions available in the Shelby County area. Duties included office, restroom and facility cleaning. Apply today to join our rapidly growing business at A background check and drug screen will be required. EOE LABORERS AND CDL TRUCK DRIVERS, industrial contractor hiring for hard hat environment. Training provided. Apply: 15 Industry Park Court, Tipp City. SPECIAL PROJECTS position available 25-35 hours per week Sunday through Thursday. Experience with scrubbers and buffers required. Must be bondable, have dependable transportation and a valid drivers license. We offer competitive pay, bonuses, paid vacation and more. Visit to complete an application or contact Sarah at (937)498-4146 for more details.



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

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

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

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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. (937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts. 1 BEDROOM, 619 1/2 South Main Front of house. $350 monthly $350 Deposit, No Pets, (937)710-3957 between 10am-6pm 1 BEDROOM downtown, handicap accessible, just remodeled, $340 monthly, available immediately! (937)638-1997. 1 BEDROOM half double. Low utilities! Stove, refrigerator. $340 monthly plus deposit, (937)489-9921 1 BEDROOM unit, 417 East South Street. Call (937)726-4441 1 BEDROOM upstairs. Stove and fridge included. $350 monthly. Partial utilities. 415 S Miami. (937)726-5460 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 220 EAST South, First month's rent free! 2 bedroom, appliances, NO pets. $440. (937)492-7625, (937)538-6818. COUNTRY APARTMENT for rent. 2 Car garage, 2 bedroom, trash included. (937)492-3903

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3 BEDROOM duplex, 2 baths, garage, all appliances including washer/ dryer. 2433 Apache Drive. $695, deposit. NO PETS, (937)726-0512

2 BEDROOM mobile home in country, $450 monthly/ deposit, No pets, 10448 Pasco Montra Road, Sidney, (937)489-8927

3 BEDROOM, half double, Queen Street. First month's rent free! Refrigerator, stove, washer/ dryer hookup, no pets, $475 monthly, (937)497-7200. DISCOVER PEBBLEBROOK Village of Anna. 2 & 3 Bedroom townhomes & ranches. Garages, appliances, washer & dryer. Close to I-75, Honda, 20 miles from Lima. (937)498-4747 ❉❉

OFFICE SPACE, 320 West Water, Piqua, 2700 sq/ft, high visibility, ground floor, parking, reception, 6 offices, conference room, (937)773-3161.

Make Arrowhead your home for the Holidays!! NO RENT UNTIL JANUARY 2013 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments with all the amenities

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

TV, Sony trintron 36 inch Wega. Works great, $50, (937)394-4745.

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

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

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

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SECURE STORAGE building. 30X60. Electricity and water included. $150 monthly. Russia Houston area. (937)295-3256



(937)492-5006 DECEMBER RENT FREE *Restrictions Apply

Village West Apts. "Simply the Best"

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

* Studio's * 1 & 2 Bedroom (937)492-3450


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

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

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

HOMES FOR SALE Financing & Lease option to own AVAILABLE

2-3 BEDROOM, $420 monthly, $400 deposit, Metro accepted. 527 St. Marys Avenue, (937)492-8413 leave message, (937)638-2557.

FREE DECEMBER RENT !! 2 Bedrooms with appliances

CHAIR, solid colored maroon, upholstered, padded, very soft and sturdy, good condition, $40. COMPUTER DESK, brown, wood tone with drawer, $40. Call (937)492-9863.

Call for an appointment today!

Pet friendly community

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


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

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LIFT CHAIR, good condition, brown in color, $150, (937)693-4781 anytime.

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

SUN CONURE, 4 Years old, 4 foot cage, separate perch, Would make great Christmas gift, $650 obo, (304)203-4916

FIREARMS, Remington Model 870 in box, Tactical model. Smith & Wesson, Model 617, 22 cal, 6 shot with box, (419)738-3313.

PICTURE, Home Interior, $50 obo, (937)638-1878 PING-PONG TABLE, standard size, like new, great for Christmas, $75, (937)638-5787. TRUCK TOOLBOX, 5' aluminum truck tool box, locks, excellent condtion, $50, (937)497-7402 TV Sony, 36" HD tube TV. Grey. (Heavy) with black stand. $125. (937)773-3645 leave message TV, Toshiba 50" HDTV, Works fine, $50, (937)497-7402

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

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


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KITTEN: Female, black, 8 weeks, wormed, no fleas, litter-trained. Needs indoor home. $20. Refundable with proof of spay. (937)492-4669

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.

FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780.

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2 BEDROOM, 1019 Hayes, 2 car garage, large fenced yard, $625 monthly & deposit, (937)492-5011

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

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

SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. $135 delivered. (937)638-6950 SYCAMORE CREEK APARTMENTS

GERMAN SHEPHERD, Puppies, DOB 9-29-12, Parents have excellent AKC Pedigree, sire is grand champion show dog, asking $500, (937)492-2038

KITTENS, free to good home. (937)492-6322

GUN CABINET, Christmas for your hunter! 6 capacity, wood, locking glass front door, lockable storage space, (937)773-4644 leave message.

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


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

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BLACK LAB puppies for sale, AKA and CKC registered, (937)539-0474.



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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

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



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PUBLIC AUCTION Sunday December 9th. 10:30 a.m. 2401 South VanDemark Rd. Sidney, Ohio Tractor & Equipment: 2002 John Deere model 4310 Diesel FWD with model 430 Loader and 72” belly mower w/canopy 600 hrs., John Deere model 59 Snowblower, 5’ Rotary mower, 6’ Scraper blade, WD-45 generator and coil, Guns: Vintage Colts to include 1861 Colt Navy .38 caliber Rim fire Conversion S/N 2785, Colt Pocket Navy .36 Cal. Rim fire Conversion S/N 5131, 1904 Colt Thunderer double action .41 Cal. S/N 150187 (Good working Condition), U.S. Marked 1873 Springfield Trap Door 45-70 flip up rear sight w/hooded front S/N 376922, Remington 1858 New Army revolver, 1883 Prize 12 Ga. double barrel SXS shotgun marked June 20th. 1883 w/Damascus barrels, Norinco Model 97 12 gauge pump S/N 0108xxx, British Bulldog .32 Cal. Center fire revolver. Mossburg Model 346KC .22 caliber bolt action rifle. Trius Trap Master skeet thrower, More firearms than listed. Antiques & Collectibles: Large selection of assorted pressed glass, stemware, cut and etched glass, Nippon, Moonstone, painted plates and bowls, steamer trunks, baskets, small spinning wheel, buggy spring seat, oak rockers, plank bottom chairs, several small walnut and ash turned leg side tables, writing desk, marble top dresser w/fruit pulls, dropleaf sewing table, CI door stops, sad irons, plant stands, match tins, leg traps one hand forged w/coyote drag, assorted small collectibles, Seth Thomas mantle clock. Household: Kitchen Aid refrigerator, Maytag gas range, Brother model 5130 sewing machine, lamps, fans, hammock, misc. items. Black Smith, Shop Tools & Misc: Central horizontal band saw, Troy Built “Horse” rear tine tiller with spade attachment, Craftsman portable cutting torch sets, aluminum extension ladders, J.D. chainsaw, log chains, 12” thickness planer, Reddy heater, log chains, hand drill press, hand and power tools, 15+ forge tools, hot cutter, swedge tools, tongs, Guillotine pullers, shear, Peot style pipe forge, blacksmith vise, casting tools, live trap, Saddles and Western Items: (2) Hereford saddles 15 and 16 inch seats, Beuna Vista circa 1800’s, vintage high back cantle seat saddle from the same period, Sam Stagg Rigged saddle, stirrups, taps, chaps, lariats, rawhide items, set of single driving harness, headstall and new set of reins, rawhide Indian drum, Time Life western books, more. Auctioneers Note: Moving auction with many unique primitive and collectible items. A fine collection of vintage firearms and western items. Plan to attend this short notice auction. Directions: I-75 to exit 90 West on Fair rd ¼ mile to South on Vandemark 1 mile to auction facility. Terms: All items to be sold to the highest bidder. Cash or Check. Credit Cards accepted with 3% buyer’s premium.

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.

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CITY OF SIDNEY NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT Notice is hereby given that the list of assessments has been established on constructing and/or repairing sidewalks in the City of Sidney, Ohio for the year 2012. The said list of assessment is now on file in the office of the City Clerk for the inspection and examination of all persons interested therein. The list in its entirety may be reviewed at the office of the City Clerk during regular working hours at 201 West Poplar Street, Sidney, Ohio. These assessments will be available for review for three weeks beginning November 21, 2012. Objections to the amount of such assessments must be made in writing and must be filed in the office of said Clerk within two weeks after the expiration of this notice on or before December 23, 2012. This notification is by order of the Council of the City of Sidney and Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 729.08. Joyce Goubeaux City Clerk Nov. 21, 29, Dec. 6

LEGAL NOTICE The Franklin Township Zoning Commission will hold their quarterly meeting on Monday, January 7th at 7:00PM. The meeting will be held at the township building on Co Rd 25A (11095). All interested parties are invited to attend. Denny Radick Zoning Officer Dec. 6 2346761

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Auctioneers: Justin Vondenhuevel, Tom Roll and David Shields.



Colt Vintage Firearms - Western Saddles - Guns Quality Glass - John Deere 4310 w/Loader Antique Furniture - Appliances Blacksmith Equipment - Tools - Collectibles

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1989 CHEVY Silverado. A lot of new parts. $2500. (937)497-8485

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“Betty Zorn Bennett” Trust Absolute Auction

328 Acres~3 Homes~4 Farms Absolute Public Auction

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

Saturday, February 16th 9:30 a.m. Sidney, Ohio


2007 BUICK LUCERNE Nice and loaded! 77,000 miles. $9900.

Owner: Betty Zorn Bennett Trust-Linda Sidle Trustee. James Chrisman Attorney Basic Terms: Each tract shall require a $ 25,000.00 downpayment the day of the auction with balance due at closing 30 days after auction. Call for more informatiom 2347117

Justin Vondenhuevel Auctioneer/ REALTOR RE/MAX ONE REALTY 937-596-5200


Call Bob (937)339-8352


Farm #1: 18135 State Route 706 - 73.110± Acres of tillable farmgroud with 3-4 BR frame farmhouse with outbuildings.

Farm #4: 2399 Russell Rd. 120± Acres in one tract w/ 2 story farm house. Possible Commercial/Industrial Site.

19,000 miles. $15,500.

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REPLAY 50 years ago Dec. 6, 1962 Tom Schwenzer socked out a 624 aggregate to head the New Bremen Tri City session at Ray Ann Lanes in New Bremen. Schwenzer combined his outstanding series with a 220 game by John Schmitmeyer to lead South Wayne Barbers to a win over Ted’s Sohio, which was led by Les Topp with a 231 game.

25 years ago Dec. 6, 1987 Sidney got 28 points from Laura Watkins in beating the Russia Lady Raiders 65-55. Watkins hit on 11 of 15 shots from the field and six of seven from the line. Kelly Halpin added 17 for Sidney and Laura Grieshop had 18 for Russia.

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Schedule doesn’t get easier Jackets host strong West Carrollton squad Friday BY KEN BARHORST It’s as tough an early season schedule as you’ll find anywhere, and the Sidney Yellow Jackets aren’t even halfway through it. The Jackets have played, and lost big, to a couple of powerhouse teams in Beavercreek and Wayne, and still need to survive at least the next three games before going up against teams they are more on a par with. They have lost 97-34 and 95-57 in their first two games, and Friday night they will host the West Carrollton Pirates. And head coach Greg Snyder revealed what his team is up against Friday when he said

“they have four or five starters back from a team that beat us by 50 last year.” Then on Tuesday and Friday of next week come road games against Springboro – and its 6-foot-11 center – and Trotwood. Springboro beat Beavercreek Tuesday night. “The biggest key for us is we need to get stops periodically,” Snyder said. “We do that, but we don’t finish the possession. We have to go get the ball, go get the rebounds, dive for the ball instead of just missing it. I’m not “Offensively, pleased but I thought we played much better Tuesday against Wayne,” he added. “We talked about not trying

to dribble through everything. We have a real problem with wanting to put the ball on the floor and go through everybody. Or we just stand there and dribble back and forth. I thought we did a much better job of moving the ball against Wayne. I thought there was a lot of improvement there.” There are other areas he wants to see improve on the offensive end, too. “One thing I’m looking for is more scoring from the wing,” he said. “I would like to see a couple guys step up, and we certainly have the kids that are capable. And we must do a better job at the free throw line. We’re shooting under 50 percent so far, 16 for

32 against Beavercreek and 9 for 20 against Wayne. You can’t have that.” Tyree Manley is at an even 14 points per game but he’s the only Jacket in double figures so far. The Jackets face a veteran West Carrollton team that beat Vandalia by 20 in its only game of the season so far. In that one, Connor Myslowski poured in 25, nearly half of his team’s points. “They have a good inside game and are very talented,” said Snyder. “We will need our inside people to play them strong. But West Carrollton has some shooters to go with them. We’re going to have to mix things up defensively against them.”


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High school sports TONIGHT 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 Houston Ridgemont at Botkins Jackson Center at Russia Fort Loramie at Fairlawn

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BY THE NUMBERS 0-3 — Notre Dame’s record in BCS games. 5 — Combined national titles for both coaches in the national championship game. Nick Saban won a title with LSU and two with Alabama. Brian Kelly won two national titles at Division II Grand Valley State.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I know we’re in a deep hole. To heck with a shovel. We need a front-end loader.” — Colorado athletic director Mike Bohn to the Denver Post after he fired coach Jon Embree.

ON THIS DATE IN 1939 — Iowa’s Nile Kinnick wins the Heisman Trophy. The back passed for 638 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 374 yards. 1961 — Syracuse running back Ernie Davis becomes the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy.

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IN THIS Nov. 21, 2010 photo, Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis, left, runs for yardage while picking up a block from teammate Joe Thomas (73). Thomas called Hillis “a terrible distraction” last season, and said the running back put his contract situation ahead of the team.

Browns’ Thomas rips former teammate Hillis BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas once blocked and did all he could to protect Peyton Hillis from harm. On Wednesday, he steamrolled his former teammate. With Hillis coming to Cleveland this week as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, Thomas unloaded on the bruising running back, saying he didn’t always play hard and accused Hillis of putting his contract situation ahead of the team. Thomas felt it was selfish behavior. “It was a terrible distraction,” Thomas said following practice. “He crippled our offense. We were struggling to find anybody who could carry the ball after all the injuries we had. To have Peyton going through a contract dispute and basically refusing to play, it was a big distraction. But more than anything, he was our starting running back that was a good player who was going to help us be a successful offense. “When he’s not there and you don’t have anybody to turn to, it makes it hard to win. And that’s the distraction, it’s not being successful.” Hillis was the toast of Cleveland in 2011. He rushed for 1,177 yards, scored 11 touchdowns and endeared himself to Browns fans with his bull-in-a-china-shop running style. Following the sea-


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son, Hillis was selected to have his likeness on the cover of the popular Madden video game, a choice that seemed to trigger his undoing. He wanted a long-term contract with the Browns, and took his campaign public. From the start, his season unraveled as greed seemed to consume him. “He was everything people knew about him — hard-working, blue-collar, tough, would do anything for anybody on the team,” Thomas said. “All he cared about was winning, and then all of a sudden the next year, all he cared about was trying to get his new contract.” Hillis sat out Cleveland’s third game with strep throat on the advice of his agent, Kennard McGuire. He missed several other games with a hamstring injury, and while he was rehabbing one week, Hillis left the team and missed a treatment to get married in Arkansas. There were other issues, including when Hillis skipped a Halloween charity event for kids — an absence he blamed on a miscommunication. “It was kind of one weird thing after another more than anything,” Thomas said. “We have guys getting married during the season and it’s not a big deal. When you’re injured (Thomas used his fingers to make quotations in the air) and you should be getting

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treatment, to go do your own thing repeatedly was just disrespectful to his teammates. “I don’t think people would have acted the same way if they were in that situation.” Thomas was one of several veterans who intervened during the season and encouraged Hillis to clean up his act. “You see a lot of guys in contract disputes, like Matt Forte,” Thomas said. “His solution was ‘I’m going to go out and prove they have to have me and they can’t play without me.’ The frustrating thing to a lot of teammates was you would try to talk to him (Hillis) and you try to tell him ‘That’s not the right way to do it if you want to get your big contract.’ He just wouldn’t listen to anybody” Hillis never did get that long-term contract with the Browns, who decided to let him hit the free-agent market. He signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs during the offseason. He has rushed for 193 yards on 59 carries with one TD so far this season. Thomas said he couldn’t imagine Hillis still being around. “I think it was better for both sides (he left),” Thomas said. “At that point, the situation with him here was toxic and he didn’t want to be here and players didn’t want him here. It was better for a fresh start.”

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HUBER HEIGHTS — Freshman Caitlin Davis calmly sank a pair of free throws with :05 remaining in the game to ice a 47-43 victory for the Lady Jackets over Wayne in a Greater Western Ohio Conference crossover game here Wednesday in girls basketball action. The win puts the Lady Jackets at 3-1 on the season heading into a busy schedule. They play at Houston Saturday, at Urbana Monday and at West Carrollton Wednesday. Wayne is now 2-2. The Lady Jackets got off to a good start, outscoring Wayne 17-15 in the opening quarter. But things soured in the second quarter, with Sidney being held to just five points. As a result, they trailed 27-22 at the intermission. “We were scoring pretty easy in the first quarter, getting it inside and getting good looks,” said coach Megan Mummey. “In the second quarter, we couldn’t get anything to fall, plus we got in foul trouble. But we really picked it up again in the third quarter.” The Lady Jackets came out and returned the favor. Wayne outscored Sidney 12-5 in the second quarter, but Sidney outscored the hosts 13-5 in the third to regain the lead at 35-32. “We really picked it up in the third quarter and that was the key to our win,” said Mummey. “We had some offensive rebounds that really helped us out.” The game was still in doubt until Davis dropped in her pressure free throws with five seconds remaining. Konner Harris led Sidney with 20 and Sylvia Hudson added 10. Sidney (47) Davis 0-2-2; Harris 6-8-20; Hanayik 2-0-4; Elmore 2-0-4; Wells 02-2; Wise 2-1-5; Hudson 3-4-10. Totals: 15-17-47. Wayne (43) Brewer 1-2-4; Panla 5-6-16; Walver 5-0-12; Alsten 0-2-2; Miller 12-4; Pittman 1-1-3; Lipscomb 1-0-2. Totals: 14-13-43. Score by quarters: Sidney ...........................17 22 35 47 Wayne ...........................15 27 32 43 Three-pointers: Sidney 0, Wayne 2 (Walver). Records: Sidney 3-1, Wayne 2-2. Reserve score: Wayne 31, Sidney 20.

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of Botkins had an outstanding opening weekend, and largely because of it, the Trojans won the championship of the Benjamin Logan Tip-Off Tournament at Benjamin Logan High School. Schwartz started off with a 19-point performance in the semifinals against Riverside, and finished it off with a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds against Mechanicsburg.

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Loramie-Fairlawn tops Friday play BY KEN BARHORST The team that has probably been the biggest surprise so far takes the night off from County play Friday night, but there is still a full slate of games to be played. Botkins, off to a 3-0 start, hosts Ridgemont in non-league play before returning to County action Tuesday. Friday night, Fort Loramie invades Fairlawn for a matchup of 2-0 teams, Jackson Center tries to make it three straight when it travels to Russia, and Houston plays host to Anna. On Saturday, Russia is at Minster, Houston is at Franklin-Monroe, Anna travels to New Knoxville, and Jackson Center stays home to play Riverside. Tuesday will again find a busy slate. Botkins is at Jackson Center, Russia travels to Anna, and Houston is at Fort Loramie.




league team coming in for Homecoming.” One thing that’s made the Trojans successful so far is different people stepping up on different nights. In the tournament, Josh Schwartz erupted for 28 points in the championship game, and both he and Heath Geyer were named to the all-tournament team. Tuesday night, Roger Miller came off the bench to drain five three-pointers and finish with a team-high 18 points. “I feel if teams come to scout us, they’re going to ask ‘who’s this guy, who’s this guy?’” Meyer said. “We’re really playing great team basketball right now, and we need to keep that going. If we play like we did against Russia, defensively and hitting shots like we did in the second half, we have a good shot against anybody we play. “We just want to keep it rolling.”

It’s been an amazing start to the season for the Botkins Trojans. After winning the Ben Logan Tip-Off Tournament, the Trojans came home Tuesday night and hung a 62-48 defeat on the Russia Raiders to go to 3-0 on the season. They overcame a fivepoint halftime deficit with defense, holding the Raiders to just three field goals total over the final two periods. Now they turn their attention to a non-league game Friday night against visiting Ridgemont, trying hard not to look ahead a few days to a meeting with defending County champ Jackson Center. “We’ve had to stay focused through some hard times here lately and I think we’ll be able to maintain our focus again Friday night,” said Botkins coach Brett Meyer. “It’s our Homecoming and that’s always a big game. It would be nice to play a league game, but it’s also nice to have a non-

The Tigers, defending County champs, are out to a good start again this season, winning for the 29th time in the last 30 games Tuesday night over Indian Lake. “It’s a good start,” said Jackson coach Scott Elchert. “But there’s a lot of basketball left to play. I think it’s too early to judge how good you’re going to be, after just two games. I don’t think our communication is where it needs to be yet and we need to be more consistent in our offense.” The Tigers face a big challenge to their early unbeaten mark Friday night when they travel to Russia to face a Raider team that is off to an uncharacteristic 0-2 start. Despite that, Elchert knows his team better be ready. “We had the luxury of seeing Russia play Saturday night and they were playing a tremendous team in St. Henry,” he said. “It was a typical Paul Bremigan team.

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They just fight you tooth and nail. They fell behind by quite a bit early in the game, but came back and took the lead in the second half. “They have some dangerous weapons, and we’re going to have to know where Treg Francis is,” he added. “You can’t so much as give him a glimmer of space or h’'ll bury it.”

Fort Loramie Karl Ratermann pointed to experience as the key factor in his team getting the season off to such a good start, with wins over New Knoxville and Ansonia. “I thought we came out Friday night and the experience that we have from last year really showed,” he said of the trip to New Knoxville. “It was a good atmosphere and a neat place to play. Three-fourths of the fans are from New Knoxville, and you have to handle that. It was a tight game in the first half and we just continued to play. We got a little bit of a lead in the second half and never really gave them any opportunity to come back. I was real happy with the win.” The Redskins then came back and won over Ansonia Saturday at home to go to 2-0. “It was a good weekend, but we have a lot of areas to improve in,” he said. “But I was pleased Saturday because there was no dropoff in intensity.” The Redskin defense will be challenged Friday when Fairlawn comes to town with two of the top offensive threats in the County in Anthony Gillem and Trey Everett. “It seems like Everett and Gillem must have red-shirted,” Ratermann said. “They’ve been there forever and now we have to prepare for them again. And it’s a lot of preparation. They are excellent players and fine athletes and we’re going to have to do

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a good job of slowing them down. “Everett creates for himself but also makes everybody around him better,” he added. “Gillem is a flat-out scorer and hopefully we can find guys that are up to the challenge of guarding those guys.”

Houston Despite losing the opener against Jackson Center, and seeing his team score just 26 points in the process, Houston coach John Willoughby was pleased with his team’s defense the opening weekend. The Wildcats gave up just 39 to the Tigers and a paltry 24 in routing Newton on Saturday. “Played well defensively both nights,” said the coach. “I told the kids after the Jackson Center game, if we’re starting out playing defense like that, we’re going to get better as the year goes on. We just need to get some kids to have confidence in scoring for us.” On the downside, he said the Wildcats turned it over too much. “We had 20 turnovers against Jackson and 14 against Newton,” he said. “Friday night, it was because of Jackson Center. They didn’t give us many angles into the post and we tried to force some things. But we have to improve on the turnovers.” Offensively, Jesse Phlipot had a good weekend, averaging 19.5 in the two games. And Willoughby also praised the play of Jake Braun, who had nine in each game. “Jake played really well both nights,” said Willoughby. The Wildcats take on the Anna Rockets Friday. Anna lost to Fairlawn in the opener. “They’ll play a lot better the second time out,” Willoughby promised. “We’re going to have to be ready for a little bit more intensity on the defensive end. You know how coaches are, and Nate (Barhorst) is going to want to make things much better from the

first game to the second.” ponent-driven, so we’ve kinda gone back to worAnna The Rockets couldn’t rying more about ourcontain the high-pow- selves right now. “We know what Jackered Fairlawn Jets at home last Friday in the son has, but we’re pretty opener, and it was obvi- concerned about what ous to head coach Nate we can do and not so Barhorst what needs to much about who we’re playing,” he added. be done. The Raiders made an “Our defensive effort has to be elevated,” said excellent comeback on Barhorst. “We have re- opening night against ally stressed that this St. Henry, only to lose it week. That, coupled with at the end. Then on the fact that we got out- Tuesday, they were up rebounded, made it real five on Botkins at the tough last week. And half, but lost by 14. “At times we played those rebounds were a result of getting beat off decent,” Bremigan said. the dribble. So it’s im- “We just got out-everyportant this week that thinged from about the we keep guys in front of last minute of the third quarter on. We were outus.” Offensively, he wasn’t played, outhustled... outdispleased. After all, coached. We played hard three Rockets scored in but Botkins played harder. And we didn’t exdouble figures. “That was good, but at ecute on offense.” the same time, we need Fairlawn to get a couple guys The Jets are feeling going,” he said. “We’re good after back-to-back getting Josh Robinson wins to open the season, back this week (from a over Anna and Triad. football injury), and he’ll coach First-year definitely make our Justin Tidwell was glad bench stronger.” to escape Tuesday’s The Rockets hit the game with Triad. The road to take on the 1-1 Jets built up a big firstHouston Wildcats, led half lead, but let a lot of 6-foot-4 Jesse it slip away over the by Phlipot. final two periods. “Phlipot is a handful “We played pretty inside, but we think they well Friday, and the have some good outside Triad game Tuesday was people too,” said almost a trap game for Barhorst. “They’re very us,” said Tidwell. “We got disciplined defensively a win over a good Anna and they will only give team the night before, you one shot. So we’re and we were looking forgoing to have to be effi- ward to playing Fort Locient in our offense.” ramie.” The Jets got an outRussia Russia coach Paul standing effort from Bremigan knows what to Brad Caudill, who hit expect from Jackson five threes and finished Center. So he’s not talk- with 19 against Triad. “Any time we can get ing much about them heading into Friday points off the bench like that, it’s amazing,” said night’s game. Rather, he thinks, Tidwell. “Brad is a good after an 0-2 start, that shooter and we know he it’s more important right can give us a spark. Any now to worry about what of the kids off the bench can.” his team is doing. Tidwell said he’s con“We’ve got some things we need to work cerned about what will on,” he said. “A lot of be an advantage in size things we need to focus for Fort Loramie Friday on. We need to be a little night. “They have the height bit more concerned about ourselves than our that we’re lacking,” he opponent, do the things said. “So we’re a little we do well. Sometimes concerned about them you get a little bit too op- getting inside on us.”

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Lehman, Russia again part of the event PIQUA — The annual BIG/WPTW Holiday Basketball Classic will be held on Dec. 27, 28 and 29 at Piqua High School and for the first time will include both boys and girls varsity and junior varsity teams. Under the current format for the tournament, there will be seven games played on the first day of the tournament, starting with the junior varsity girls game between Piqua and Covington at 10:30 a.m. One of the games that day, a JV boys game between Lehman and Russia, will be played in the Piqua junior high gym on the same campus The four schools that make up the field include the host Piqua Indians, Lehman, Russia and Covington. The varsity games will start at 4 p.m. on Dec. 27 with the Lehman-Russia girls game followed by the Lehman-Russia boys game. The Piqua-Covington girls game will be at 7 and the Piqua-Covington boys game at 8:30. Friday, Dec. 28, is set aside for consolation games. Since Lehman has no JV girls team this year, Russia will play the Piqua-Covington loser at 10:30 a.m. The JV boys, varsity girls and varsity boys consolation games will follow.

Then on the final day of the tournament, the Russia JV girls will play the Piqua-Covington winner at 10:30 a.m., with the boys JV championship at noon. The girls varsity championship game will start at 6:30, followed by the boys championship. Piqua Holiday Tournament Dec. 27, 28 and 29 At Piqua Schedule Dec. 27 At Piqua Junior High Noon — JV boys, Lehman vs. Russia At Piqua High School 10:30 a.m. — JV girls, Piqua vs. Covington Noon — JV boys, Piqua vs. Covington 4 p.m. — Varsity girls, Lehman vs. Russia 5:30 — Varsity boys, Lehman vs. Russia 7 p.m. — Varsity girls, Piqua vs. Covington 8:30 — Varsity boys, Piqua vs. Covington Dec. 28 At Piqua High School 10:30 — JV girls, Russia vs. Piqua-Covington loser Noon — JV boys, consolation game 6:30 — Varsity girls, consolation game 8 p.m. — Varsity boys, consolation game Dec. 29 At Piqua High School 10:30 — JV girls, Russia vs. Piqua-Covington winner Noon — JV boys, championship 6:30 — Varsity girls, championship 8 p.m. — Varsity boys, championship

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SCOREBOARD At San Francisco Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (74), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN2) High school Pinstripe Bowl At New York High school sports Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia TONIGHT (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Wrestling Alamo Bowl Sidney at Vandalia tri At San Antonio Girls basketball Texas (8-4) vs. Orgeon State (9Houston at Loramie 3), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Versailles at New Bremen Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Minster at New Knoxville At Tempe, Ariz. Botkins at Jackson Center Michigan State (6-6) vs. TCU Russia at Anna (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) —— Monday, Dec. 31 FRIDAY Music City Bowl Boys basketball At Nashville, Tenn. West Carrollton at Sidney Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. State Dayton Temple at Christian Aca. (7-5), Noon (ESPN) New Knoxville at Waynesfield Sun Bowl New Bremen at Versailles At El Paso, Texas Anna at Newton Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Ridgemont at Botkins Cal (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) Jackson Center at Russia Liberty Bowl Fort Loramie at Fairlawn At Memphis, Tenn. —— Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), SATURDAY 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Boys basketball Chick-fil-A Bowl Lehman at Newton At Atlanta Easy Dayton at Christian Aca. LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), Russia at Minster 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Anna at New Knoxville Tuesday, Jan. 1 Riverside at Jackson Center Heart of Dallas Bowl Covington at Versailles At Dallas Houston at Franklin-Monroe Purdue (6-6) vs. Oklahoma Girls basketball State (7-5), Noon (ESPNU) Sidney at Houston Gator Bowl Fairlawn at Lehman At Jacksonville, Fla. Marion Local at Russia Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Jackson Center at Riverside Northwestern (9-3), Noon (ESPN2) Minster at Troy Capital One Bowl Arcanum at Versailles At Orlando, Fla. Fort Loramie at Miami East Georgia (11-2) vs. Nebraska Wrestling (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Lehman at Lincolnview Outback Bowl Swimming/diving At Tampa, Fla. Alter at Sidney South Carolina (10-2) vs. MichiMinster vs. Fort Recovery, New gan (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Bremen, St. Marys Rose Bowl Versailles vs. Tipp City, BeaverAt Pasadena, Calif. creek Stanford (11-2) vs. Wisconsin Bowling (8-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Sidney at GWOC preseason Orange Bowl At Miami OOTBALL Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Florida State (11-2), 8:30 p.m. Bowl lineup (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 2 College Football FBS Bowl Sugar Bowl Glance At New Orleans The Associated Press Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (10Subject to Change 2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) All Times EST Thursday, Jan. 3 Saturday, Dec. 15 Fiesta Bowl New Mexico Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. At Albuquerque Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon Nevada (7-5) vs. Arizona (7-5), 1 (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 4 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Cotton Bowl At Boise, Idaho At Arlington, Texas Toledo (9-3) vs. Utah State (10Texas A&M (10-2) vs. Okla2), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN) homa (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Thursday, Dec. 20 Saturday, Jan. 5 Poinsettia Bowl BBVA Compass Bowl At San Diego At Birmingham, Ala. San Diego State (9-3) vs. BYU Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 21 Sunday, Jan. 6 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. At Mobile, Ala. Ball State (9-3) vs. UCF (9-4), Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) State (9-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 22 Monday, Jan. 7 New Orleans Bowl BCS National Championship Carolina (8-4) vs. East At Miami Louisiana-Lafayette (7-4), Noon Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (ESPN) (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (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. Bureaucracy is based on willWestern Kentucky (7-5), 7:30 p.m. ingness either to pass the buck (ESPN) or spend it. Thursday, Dec. 27 *** Military Bowl Some people are driven to At Washington make it to the top; others are Bowling Green (8-4) vs. San driven to get close to the top; Jose State (10-2), 3 p.m. (ESPN) but most don’t even come withBelk Bowl in commuting distance. At Charlotte, N.C. *** Duke (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) The difference between a Holiday Bowl necessity and a luxury is At San Diego whether you bought it, or our Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), friend did. 9:45 p.m. (ESPN) *** Friday, Dec. 28 Optimist: one who makes the Independence Bowl best of it when he or she gets At Shreveport, La. Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio the worst of it. (8-4), 2 p.m. (ESPN) *** Russell Athletic Bowl The trouble with a budget is At Orlando, Fla. that it won’t budge. Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers *** (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) We’re kind to budgets Meineke Car Care Bowl at At Houston Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Heating & Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6), Air Conditioning 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) (937) 492-8811 Fight Hunger Bowl


tathlon recently. Buehler finished seventh in the event.

Botkins swimmers open season TROY — The Botkins High School swim team kicked off the 2012-13 season over the weekend at the Troy Christian Pentathlon. Junior and first-year swimmer Bethany Christman had an outstanding meet. She was the top finisher for the Trojans in two events. She finished in ninth place in the 50-butterfly with a time of 32.99, followed up by a 20th place finish in the 50-freestyle with a time of 30.27. Freshmen Keirstyn Rogers also had a good first showing, coming in 18th in the 50-butterfly and 25th in the 50-free. Rachelle Maurer was the top finisher in the 50-breaststroke with a 14th-place finish in 38.99, and she was 23rd in the 50 freestyle. In the 50-breaststroke, Amber Buehler was 21st, Rachel Cooper 30th and Heather Brown in 31st place. Hanna Oakley was 22nd in the 50-backstroke followed by Heather Brown in 25th and Bailey Schnippel in 30th. The boys team was led by returning senior Adam Buehler, who led the team with a seventh in the 50-butterfly with a time of 28.67. He also was the top finisher for the boys in the 50-free in 27.15 for a 26th place finish. Andy Egbert was 30th in freestyle, 35th in the

50-backstroke, 40th in breaststroke and 43rd in the butterfly. Cody Buehler was 67th in 50-freestyle and 53rd in the breaststroke.

Versailles girls first at VW VAN WERT — The Versailles Lady Tiger won the Van Wert meet Saturday. Two Versailles relays broke meet records. The 200-butterfly with Lexi Fliehman, Ashlyn Cordonnier, Hannah Marand Bailey shal, Marshal had a time of 2:09.20. The previous meet record was 2:11.53. The 400 IM relay with Abbey Marshal, Ashlyn Cordonnier, Amber Seibert, and Bailey Marshal had a time of 4:59.11. previous meet The record was 5:04.05. Six school records were also broken. The 600 free relay with Ashlyn Cordonnier, Hannah Wenig, Lexi Fliehman, and Abbey Marshal had a 7:13.55 meter time converted to 6:30.59 yards to beat the past school record of 6:42.82; the 200 backstroke relay with Hannah Marshal, Rachel Subler, Abbey Marshal, and Bailey Marshal had a 2:15.65 meter time converted to 2:02.21 yards to beat the past school record of 2:08.54; the 200 butterfly relay with Lexi Fliehman, Ashlyn Cordonnier, Hannah Marshal, and Bailey

Marshal had a 2:09.20 meter time converted to 1:56.40 yards to beat the past school record of 2:05.45; the 200 SC breast relay with Caroline Prakel, Abbey Marshal, Ashlyn Cordonnier, and Amber Seibert had a 2:38.19 meter time converted to 2:22.51 yards to beat the past school record of 2:30.86; the 400 IM with Abbey Marshal, Ashlyn Cordonnier, Amber Seibert, and Bailey Marshal had a 4:59.41 meter time converted to 4:29.74 yards to beat the past school record of 4:53.34; and the 300 free with Lexi Fliehman, Hannah Wenig, Amber Seibert, and Hannah Marshal had a 3:10.82 meter time converted to 2:51.91 yards to beat the past school record of 3:17.52. Relay results for Versailles are as follows: 400 medley: 6. Breana Winner, Caroline Prakel, Hannah Wenig, and Gabrianna Mescher; 13. Alyssa Barlage, Emily Ruhenkamp, Janelle Mangen, and Taylor Stover 600 free: 1. Ashlyn Cordonnier, Hannah Wenig, Lexi Fliehman, and Abbey Marshal; 11. Emily Stammen, Taylor Stover, Katelyn Platfoot, and Kori Oliver 200 back: 1. Hannah Marshal, Rachel Subler, Abbey Marshal, and Bailey Marshal; 9. Breana Winner, Alyssa Barlage, Janelle Mangen, and Emily Ruhenkamp; 18. Emily Stammen, Taylor Stover, Katelyn Platfoot, and Kori Oliver 200 butterfly: 1. Lexi Fliehman, Ashlyn Cordonnier, Hannah Marshal, and Bailey Marshal; 7. Caroline Prakel, Murphy Grow, Lindsey Didier,

and Breana Winner 200 breaststroke: 1. Caroline Prakel, Abbey Marshal, Ashlyn Cordonnier, and Amber Seibert; 11. Emily Ruhenkamp, Kori Oliver, Katelyn Platfoot, and Emily Stammen Girls team standings: 1. Versailles 212; 2. Bryan 148; 3. Wapakoneta 122; 4. Lima Bath 100; 5. Minster 88; 6. St. Marys 66; 7. Van Wert 56; 8. Ada 46; 9. St. Henry 34; 10. Fort Recovery, Marion Local 30; 12. New Bremen 20.

• The Versailles boys swim team was fourth at the Van Wert Sprint Relay Invitational on Saturday. Relay results for Versailles are as follows: 400 medley: 3. Andrew Kramer, Cole Albers, Chris Klamar, and Cole Poeppelman; 10. Darren Subler, Jacob Rose, Harrison Detrick, and Tyler Rose 600 free: 4. Andrew Kramer, Quincy Baltes, Ian Lawrence, and Cole Poeppelman; 12. Harrison Detrick, Tyler Rose, Darren Subler, and Jacob Rose 200 backstroke: 6. Quincy Baltes, Darren Subler, Harrison Detrick, and Ian Lawrence 200 butterfly: 4 Cole Albers, Chris Klamar, Ian Lawrence, and Andrew Kramer 200 breaststroke: 4. Cole Albers, Chris Klamar, Quincy Baltes, and Cole Poeppelman; 11. Jacob Rose, Tyler Rose, Harrison Detrick, and Darren Subler 400 IM: 2. Andrew Kramer, Chris Klamar, Cole Poeppelman, and Cole Albers 300 free: 11. Quincy Baltes, Tyler Rose, Ian Lawrence, and Jacob Rose Boys team standings: 1. Wapakoneta 174; 2. Ada 162; 3. Bryan 126; 4. Versailles 110; 5. Van Wert 86; 6. St. Marys 82; 7. Lima Bath 72; 8. New Bremen 54; 9. Fort Recovery 38. 10. Minster 14. 11. Marion Local 10; 15. Elida 6.

Bath hands Anna first loss LIMA — The Anna girls suffered their first defeat of the season and only their third in the last three seasons Tuesday night when they dropped a tough 42-41 verdict to Lima Bath in non-league high school girls basketball. The Lady Rockets are now 3-1 on the season and will try to bounce back tonight at home against Russia. Anna sped to a 13-8 lead after a quarter but was outscored 14-8 in the sec ond period to trail by one at the half.

The deficit grew to four Tri-Village points after three peridowns Houston ods. NEW MADISON — Natalie Billing had 17 Tri-Village, which played to lead Anna. in the state tournament Anna (41) last season, jumped all Noffsinger 0-1-1; A. Bensman 2-1-5; Huber 2-0-4; Ka. over Houston and rolled Blankenship 0-1-1; Billing 6-5- to a 62-35 victory in non17; C. Bensman 3-1-7; Rioch 3- league girls basketball 0-6. Totals: 16-8-41. here Tuesday. Lima Bath (42) The loss left Houston Smith 2-0-5; Brandon 0-1-1; at 2-3 on the season Holler 1-0-2; Dakken 1-0-2; Manley 3-2-9; M. Dakken 3-0- heading into action at 6; Ruhe 6-5-17. Totals: 16-8- Fort Loramie tonight. 42. Houston had no one Score by quarters: in double figures, but Anna ..................13 21 29 41 three girls finished with Lima Bath ...........8 22 33 42 Three-pointers: Anna, nine, including Kortney Phipps, Monique Booher Bath 1 (Manley). Records: Both teams 3-1. and Alyssa Stang.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Utility rates rising Benroth noted that there is not a “cut-off point” to the rate increase and it could continue for some time. But she noted, “it (rate increase) would stop if the inflation would slow down or would be decreased.” Benroth said there are plans to begin making upgrades to the village’s sewer plant in February 2013. The decision to increase water and sewer rates was approved by Anna Village Council March 13 of this year. Those with questions about the increase in billing can call the village office at 394-3751.

2013 projects announced ANNA — Village Mayor Bob Anderson not only reviewed village projects from this year but is announcing plans for projects in 2013. Anderson noted that during 2012, the village accomplished the resurfacing of West North Street, purchased a new fire truck to replace the 1985 fire truck previously used by the village and the walking path at Anna Community Park was patched. The village is also preparing for renovation and the replace-

ment of parts at the village’s wastewater treatment plant. In 2013, Anderson noted, village residents will see “some new exciting projects.” He noted that “there is a possibility” that the village will have water and sewer lines that will run under Interstate 75 to provide village utilities to Sav-ATon Truck Stop and “possible future customers.” Anderson noted that the village hopes to have more new sidewalk construction to finish work

on Pike Street to the south and prepare for sidewalk replacement and finishing to the east along the north side of Main Street that will go to the east corporation line. Anderson said that the work that will go to the east corporation line may not be done until 2014. There are also plans to make more improvements to the Anna Community Park by adding exercise stations and completing walking path resurfacing in 2013.

Officials: Get ready for snow ANNA — Although local residents are enjoying unusually warm December weather, there will eventually be snow that will likely cover grass and sidewalks and Anna officials are reminding village residents to be ready for the snowy weather. Village officials are reminding residents that they needed to have all portable basketball rims removed by Dec. 1 or by the first snowfall. The request is made due to safety issues and officials noted that having


the rims removed makes it easier for snow plows to move through the area. Local residents are also being reminded that during snow or ice “of any plowable amounts,” there is a no parking ordinance in the village that does not allow residents to park on the street during those times. If a resident does not remove their vehicle from the street, it could result in having the vehicle towed at the owner’s expense. Property owners in


Gephart becomes U.S. Marine


ANNA — Marine Corps Pfc. Derek A. Gephart, son of Karen S. and Bob A. Gephart, of Sidney, has earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. For 13 weeks, Gephart underwent entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine. Training subjects included closeorder drill, marksman-

ship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies. One week prior to graduation, Gephart underwent The Crucible, a 54-hour final test of recruits’ minds and bodies. Upon completion, recruits are presented the Marine Corps emblem and called Marines for the first time. Gephart is a 2012 graduate of Anna High School.

the village are responsible for “clearing all snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property” as required by village ordinance. The sidewalks must be cleared within 48 hours of the snowfall or ice. The village’s Public Works Department recommend that residents wait until plows have pushed the snow to the curb before they clear their sidewalks. Residents are also reminded that it is against the law to plow snow from driveways and sidewalks into the street. It was also noted that residents and property owners will be responsible for the actions of snow removal contractors. Anyone with questions can call the village office at 394-3751.

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Christmas in the Village Community volunteers (l-r) Anthony Billing, 11, and Jacob Bice, 14, hold still while Rebekah Holsapple, 7, all of Anna, tries to hook a ring on their antlers during Christmas in the Village in Anna Sunday. Seven different locations in Anna hosted Christmas events. Anthony is the son of Jason Billing and Sharon Billing. Jacob is the son of Amy Bice and Dan Bice. Rebekah is the daughter of Dan Holsapple and Karin Bok.

Students of month named ANNA — The following Anna Middle School students have been selected as Students of the Month for November. Named Students of the Month were Ashton Hatte, Jake Kovacs, Olivia Pulfer, Abby Counts, Nathan Edelmann, Ethan Huecker, Isaiah Pleiman, Bailey Luthman, Derek Coverstone, Emma Freytag, Zane Briggs, Zoey Grif-

fith, Jaiden Stone, Zach Webb, Kyle Stewart, Jane Homans, Claire Spicer, Tara Neer, Brook Gaydosh, Shyanne Wagle, Anthony Edelmann, Sarah Foltz, Michael Schulze, Alex McKee, Walter Conley and Ashlie York. Students are recognized if they have met one or more of the following criteria: • They have per-

formed at a consistently high rate for the month. • They have made an impressive turnaround this month from being in academic trouble to performing well consistently. • They have performed extra service to the teacher, which warrants recognition. • The student deserves the recognition based upon the teacher’s opinion.




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money somewhere. “Instead of one huge increase, the village decided to implement the increase over a three year period. It’s approximately $13 for 2012, 2013 and 2014 and then will only be increased three percent thereafter for inflation,” Benroth said. “We also need to do some upgrades to the sewer plant and the rates needed to be inline for us to qualify for Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA) funding. In-line means that you must prove through your rates that you can pay back the loan.”

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ANNA — Village of Anna officials are announcing that utility bills will cost a little more after the first of the year. According to Nancy Benroth, village administrator, there were a couple of reasons for the water and sewer rate hike. “In 2012, the village needed to implement a significant increase to meet the cost of producing water and treating sewer. We had been both supplementing funds with Local Government Funds (LGF), but those have been cut by the state and we need to make up the


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