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Pearl Harbor survivor helps identify unknown dead HONOLULU (AP) — Ray Emory could not accept that more than one quarter of the 2,400 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor were buried, unidentified, in a volcanic crater.

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names of the deceased. And he lobbied for forensic scientists to exhume the skeletons of those who might be identified. On Friday, the 71-year anniversary of the Japanese attack, the Navy and National Park Service will honor the 91-year-old former sailor for his determination to have

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DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Barbara Jane Clark • Cyril R “Cy” Broering • Delma Mae (Morey) Thorne • Dixie A. Wierwille • Dolly Mae (Roegner) Holobaugh • Jessica Kae Fries

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TODAY’S THOUGHT “No nation ever had an army large enough to guarantee it against attack in time of peace or ensure it victory in time of war.” — President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Paige Howard (left) 17, playing Mary Bailey, and Rob Holloway, 17, both of Sidney, playing George Bailey, rehearse a scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Sharon’s School of Dance studio in Sidney. Howard is the daughter of Kevin and Kelly Howard. Holloway is the son of Cindy Cunningham and Larry Holloway. For more on the performance, see Page 6.

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Out for a walk Wayne Bowser, of Sidney, takes his girlfriend April Lewis' horse Sassy out for some fresh air at the Shelby County Fairgrounds Thursday. Sassy is being kept with other horses in the horse barn that was painted for a backdrop to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign stop in Sidney.

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Fire, rescue THURSDAY -1:07 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1400 block of Garfield Avenue. -10:27 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1000 block of Fourth Avenue. -6:59 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 500 block of Second Avenue. -6:32 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1300 block of Maple Leaf Court. No transport. -4:14 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 1500 block of River Road. -12:39 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 2300 block of Collins Avenue. -12:05 a.m.: injury. Medics were dispatched to the 200 block of South Miami Avenue. WEDNESDAY -8:15 p.m.: medical.

Medics were dispatched to the 300 block of East North Street. -4:57 p.m.: auto accident. Medics and rescue personnel responded to an auto accident in the 300 block of East North Street. -9:33 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 700 block of Arrowhead Drive. They were not needed upon arrival.

Police log WEDNESDAY -5:55 p.m.: theft. Susana D. Back, 21722 Peach St., Maplewood, reported her black Verizon flip phone, valued at $100, was taken at 324 Fourth Ave. -4:51 p.m.: theft. Shelby County Historical Society, 201 N. Main Ave., reported the theft of three nutcracker statues, valued at a total of $300, taken between Nov. 26 and Nov. 30.

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-2:24 p.m.: breaking and entering. Frank W. Neville Jr., of Sidney, reported the theft of copper pipe and wiring from 330 E. Court St. -10:26 a.m.: theft. Amanda L. Phipps, 23, 322 E. Court St., was arCOLUMBUS (AP) — rested for the theft of 10 pairs of panties, valued Ohio’s elections chief has at $29.60, from Walmart. certified the results of the raucous, expensive presidential contest and other fall races. Republican Secretary Jenifer Leann Davis, of State Jon Husted per18, 778 Johnston Drive, formed the task on was cited for an assured Thursday. clear distance violation After the months of infollowing a two-car colli- tensive campaigning, sion Tuesday at 2:41 Democratic President p.m. According to the police report, Davis was traveling west in the left lane on Campbell Road approaching the interIn Sidney Municipal section at Fourt Avenue Court Wednesday, when she struck the rear Charles C. Robbs, 23, of the vehicle ahead of 135 W. North St., was her, driven by Richard A. fined $250 and $184 Henman, 79, 3532 Elm costs for driving under St., Fort Loramie. suspension. Damage to both vehi• Jameson E. Brewer, cles was minor. 42, 209 E. Main St., Apt. A, Port Jefferson, was fined $150 and $538 costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail for disorderly conduct, amended In Shelby County from aggravated menacCommon Pleas Court re- ing. • Kyle E. Fogt, 22, cently, Amelio Domar Price, 23, 1213 Hilltop 1225 Turner Drive, was Ave., Apt. B, pleaded not fined $150 and $108 guilty to one count of costs and sentenced to trafficking in drugs, a 30 days in jail for having fifth-degree felony. Bond drug paraphernalia. Another drug paraphernawas set at $2,500. According to the in- lia charge and a drug dictment, he is accused abuse charge were disof selling heroin to a con- missed. • Bradley G. Carr, 31, fidential police inform103 E. Walnut St., Anna, ant in October 2011. • Damian S. Elliston, was fined $150 and $100 18, no address listed, en- costs, sentenced to 30 tered a not guilty plea to days in jail, and his drione count of receiving ver’s license was susstolen property, a fifth- pended six months for degree felony. Bond was having drug paraphernalia. He also was fined set at $2,500. He is accused of being $75 and $10 costs for in possession of a credit drug abuse and $25 and card belonging to Jen- $105 costs for failure to display a license plate. nifer Miller in August. • Brittney Zerkle, 21, 600 N. Main Ave., was COUNTY RECORD fined $150 and $138 costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail for attempted assault, WEDNESDAY amended from assault. -7:31 p.m.: hit-skip • James E. Bodnar, accident. Deputies took 24, 300 N. Miami Ave., a report that someone was fined $150 and $138 drove through the fence costs and sentenced to at 10955 Fair Road. 10 days in jail for at-

Obama cancelled NASA’s planned return to the moon, saying America had already been there. On Wednesday, a National Academy of Sciences said the nation’s space agency has no clear goal or direction for future human exploration. But the ex-NASA officials behind Golden Spike do. It’s that old moon again. The firm has talked to other countries, which are showing interest, said former NASA associate administrator Alan Stern, Golden Spike’s president. Stern said he’s looking at countries like South Africa, South Korea, and Japan. One very rich individual — he won’t give a name — has also been talking with them, but the company’s main market is foreign nations, he said. “It’s not about being first. It’s about joining the club,” Stern said. “We’re kind of cleaning up what NASA did in the 1960s. We’re going to make a commodity of it in the 2020s.” The selling point: “the sex appeal of flying your own astronauts,” Stern said. Many countries did pony up millions of dollars to fly their astronauts on the Russian space station Mir and American space shuttles in the 1990s, but a billion dollar price tag seems a bit steep, Harvard’s McDowell said. NASA chief spokesman David Weaver

said the new company “is further evidence of the timeliness and wisdom of the Obama administration’s overall space policy” which tries to foster commercial space companies. Getting to the moon would involve several steps: Two astronauts would launch to Earth orbit, connect with another engine that would send them to lunar orbit. Around the moon, the crew would link up with a lunar orbiter and take a moon landing ship down to the surface. The company will buy existing rockets and capsules for the launches, Stern said, only needing to develop new spacesuits and a lunar lander. Stern said he’s aiming for a first launch before the end of the decade and then up 15 or 20 launches total. Just getting to the first launch will cost the company between $7 billion and $8 billion, he said. Besides the ticket price, Stern said there are other revenue sources, such as NASCAR-like advertising, football stadium-like naming rights, and Olympic style video rights. It may be technically feasible, but it’s harder to see how it is financially doable, said former NASA associate administrator Scott Pace, space policy director at George Washington University. Just dealing with the issue of risk and the required test launches is inordinately expensive, he said.

Ohio certifies presidential race results

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Barack Obama garnered 2,827,621 votes to Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s 2,661,407 — or 50.2 percent to 47.3 percent of the vote in the bellwether state. No Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio, and few Democrats have. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, beat

Republican challenger Josh Mandel by almost 327,000 votes. Independent candidate Scott Rupert garnered 250,000 votes in the heated Senate contest, which was more than the combined total of all five thirdparty presidential challengers. Statewide voter turnout was 70.5 percent.

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tempted theft, amended from theft. • Jeffrey R. Lorton, 43, 123 Pike St., was fined $150 and $138 costs and sentenced to 20 days in jail, with 10 days suspended, for attempted theft, amended from theft. • Jeff A. Albers, 50, 7999 Cisco Road, was fined $100 and $105 costs for ownership of wild animals. • Tyler R. Bell, 26, 321 W. North St., was fined $150 and $111 costs for driving under suspension. • Brittany D. Binkley, 23, 14580 Morris Rose Road, was fined $75 and $95 costs for failure to display an operator’s license, amended from driving under suspension. A charge of having an expired operator’s license was dismissed. • Vicky M. Lefeld, 53, 520 Heather Way Court, was fined $150 and $118 costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail, with 15 days suspended, for fur-

nishing false information. She also was fined $25 and $10 costs for illegal turning at intersections. A charge of failure to reinstate a license was dismissed. • Damian Mason, 31, 10989 Comanche Drive, was fined $35 and $86 costs for a seat belt violation. • Victoria Lotz, 22, 106 Jackson St., Jackson Center, was fined $25 and $111 costs for failure to yield the right of way. • Joshua P. Schumann, 24, 03065 Tri Township Road, Minster, was fined $30 and $105 costs for speeding. • Zane L. Travis, 19, 818 McKinley Ave., was fined $30 and $105 costs for speeding. • James R. Edwards Jr., 24, 1281 Maple Leaf Court, was fined $30 and $105 costs for speeding. • Ralph E. Riddle, 70, 516 N. Ohio Ave., was fined $25 and $111 costs for failure to yield when turning left.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attention wealthy nations and billionaires: A team of former NASA executives will fly you to the moon in an out-of-thisworld commercial vencombining the ture wizardry of Apollo and the marketing of Apple. For a mere $1.5 billion, the business is offering countries the chance to send two people to the moon and back, either for research or national prestige. And if you are an individual with that kind of money to spare, you too can go the moon for a couple days. Some space experts, though, are skeptical of the firm’s financial ability to get to the moon. The venture called Golden Spike Co. was announced Thursday. Dozens of private space companies have started up recently, but few if any will make it — just like in other fields — said Harvard astronomer Jonathan McDowell, who tracks launches worldwide. “This is unlikely to be the one that will pan out,” McDowell said. NASA’s last trip to the moon launched 40 years ago Friday. The United States is the only country that has landed people there, beating the Soviet Union in a space race to the moon that transfixed the world. But once the race ended, there has been only sporadic interest in the moon. President Barack

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Jack D. Fisher HILLIARD — Jack D. Fisher, of Hilliard, formerly of Sidney, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. A memorial service is pending. Edwards Funeral Service in Columbus is in charge of arrangements.

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Dolly Mae (Roegner) Holobaugh, 77, of 309 Ironwood Ave., passed away at 5:55 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born on Sept. 4, 1935, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Amiel and Jeanette (Strahlem) Roegner. For 45 years she was marto Dalton ried Holobaugh, who survives along with their three sons: Stanley Dale Holobaugh and wife, Mary Louise, of Port Lucie, Fla., Gregory Keith Holobaugh, of Alexandria, Va., and Randall Scott Holobaugh, of Minster; daughter, Susan Kay Denoyer, and husband, Michael, of Troy; 12 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and two sisters: Melba Sollmann and Lois Hoying and husband, Clifford, both of Sidney. Dolly was preceded in death by one grandson, Ian Michael Denoyer. Throughout her life, Mrs. Holobaugh worked as a bookkeeper, office manager and a seam-

stress extraordinaire. She was a member of the Lupus Society, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and the Moose Lodge. Dolly enjoyed sewing and alterations. She had a love for nature and especially delighted in flowers and bird-watching. Most of all, she cherished time with her family, all of whom will miss her dearly. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with the Rev. Philip K. Chilcote officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice in memory of Dolly Mae Holobaugh. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Holobaugh family at the funeral home’s website, www.cromesfh.com.

Cyril R. ‘Cy’ Broering M A R I A STEIN — Cyril R. “Cy” Broering, 84, of 2204 St. Johns Road, died at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Gardens of St. Henry. He was born on Sept. 6, 1928, in Cassella to the late Anthony and Josephine (Holdheide) Broering. He married Mildred “Millie” Guggenbiller on May 7, 1952, in Sharpsburg. She survives in Maria Stein. He is also survived by children Anthony and Linda Broering, of Maria Stein, Michael and Kathy Broering, of Maria Stein, Steve and Nancy Broering, of Maria Stein, Ken and Karen Broering, of Maria Stein, and Elaine and David Wolters, of Maria Stein; 26 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold and Rosella Broering, of Maria Stein; two sisters-in-law, Irene Broering, of Frenchtown, and Kate Broering, of Maria Stein. He was preceded in death by brothers and sister, Lawrence, Richard, Joseph, the Rev. Victor, Andrew, Clarence, Roman and Rosemary

Overman. He was a member of St. John the Baptist C a t h o l i c Church, Maria Stein, Men’s Sodality of the Church, Knights of St. John, Maria Stein, Catholic Financial Life and was on the Marion Local School Board for 11 years. He was a veteran during the Korean War, a retired lifetime farmer and a Marion Mutual Insurance Agent. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Kenneth Schroeder as celebrant. Burial will take place in St. John Cemetery. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. Donations may be made to State of the Heart Hospice and Marion Township Community Park. Condolences may be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.

Barbara Jane Clark LEBANON — Barbara Jane Clark, 83, formerly of 1334 Park St., Sidney, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at 12:32 a.m. at the Otterbein Retirement Home in Lebanon. She was born on Sept. 26, 1929, in Pemberton, the daughter of the late Elzo and Bonnie (Rike) Henman. On May 11, 1967, she married Richard Clark, who preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 2000. She is survived by one son Darren Clark, and his wife, Kelly, of Cincinnati; one sister, Dorothy (Henman) Butterfield, of Port Jefferson; one brother, Donald Henman, and his wife, Nancy, of Sidney; and five grandchildren, Megan, Kaitlin, Ethan, Abigail, and Chloe Clark. Mrs. Clark was a mem-

ber of First Christian Church in Sidney and the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. In keeping with Mrs. Clark’s wishes, her body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, Sidney, with the Rev. Joe F. Pumphrey officiating. Committal will take place at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco at a later date. The family will receive friends on Monday from noon until the hour of service at the funeral home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Clark family at www.cromesfh.com.

Delma Mae (Morey) Thorne Delma Mae ( M o r e y ) Thorne, 99, of 302 Belmont St., went to greet her loving husband, Fred, at heaven’s gates on W e d n e s d a y, Dec. 5, 2012, at 11:40 p.m. at the Pavilion Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. Delma was born May 20, 1913, in Houston, the daughter of the late Sulvinus and Valeria (Mix) Morey. Delma was married to H. “Fred” Thorne, who preceded her in death in 1984. Delma is survived by her children: daughter and son-in-law, Arlene and Jim Snider, of Piqua; her sons, Larry Thorne, of Sidney, and Gary Thorne, of Toledo; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Thorne, of Sidney and Florida; her grandchildren, Steve and Kay Snider, of Piqua, Don and Cris Snider, of Fletcher, Tim Snider, of Covington, Doug and Kelly Snider, of Piqua, Tom and Ann Snider, of Covington, Rob and Beth Thorne, of Sidney, Steve and Kelly Thorne, of Sidney, Amy Thorne, of California, and Amanda and Jeremy (Thorne) Pritchard, of California; 12 greatgrandchildren; and five g r e a t - g r e a t grandchildren. Delma was also preceded in death by one infant daughter, Janet Thorne; one son, Robert “Bob” Thorne; sisters, Susie Morey, Lydia

(Morey) Hiser, Erma (Morey) Sharp; and brothers, Ural Morey and Otis Morey. Delma graduated from Houston High School and retired from Lord’s Dress Shop. She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Sidney. She had volunteered at FISH and with the Football Moms, and for many activities at the church. Delma enjoyed sewing, playing cards and spending time with family and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the Funeral Adams Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, with the Rev. Philip Chilcote officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco. Visiting hours for family and friends will be on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Christian Church-DOC, 320 E. Russell Road, Sidney, OH, 45365. Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home. All arrangements are in care of the staff at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.theadamsfuneralhome.com.

Jessica Kae Fries YELLOW SPRINGS — Jessica Kae Fries, 21, the most fun-loving, energetic, freespirited soul this world has known, ever passed away unexpectedly from a brain aneurysm Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Jessica was born in Sidney, Nov. 26, 1991. When Jessica was young, she loved soccer, horses, and she always wanted to grow up way too fast. By the time she was 18, Jessica graduated in 2010 with a degree in cosmetology. She was independent, selfsufficient, and made her way to California where she made many friends, submersed herself in the culture, and lived life to the fullest. She loved good music, dancing, animals, nature, hulahooping, yoga, being a vegan, anything handmade, hiking, crystals, photography, and all things vintage! After two years, Jessica moved back to Yellow Springs, where she was currently training to be a manager at the Winds Fine Dining and lived with her two best friends, the kitties, whom she rescued, Thelma and Louise. Jessica was made happy in life by the smallest things, like wildflowers in a vase on her windowsill, or her favorite vinyl playing on a rainy day, the smell of old books and the library. She was so proud of her very first library card! She also enjoyed life’s little adventures and the aroma of salty ocean water. She had such a positive personality and witty sense of humor that people were drawn to her free spirit and beauty. Not enough could be written about her life’s accomplish-

ments and passions. She loved her friends and her family, and shared a very special bond with her brother, Seth. She was also loved by so many, and although she will be deeply and painfully missed, her spirit will carry on with us everyday. Jessica is survived by mother, Lisa Fries, and partner, Heather Ramsay, whom Jessica liked to refer to as Mom No. 2; father and stepmother, Jason and Shelley Fries; brother, Jason Seth Fries; maternal grandmother, Lynda Bradley; maternal grandfather, Ronnie, and wife Mary Boling; paternal grandparents, Robert and Phyllis Fries; uncles, Robert and Eric Boling; aunts, Nikki Estes, Sally Boling, Lynette and husband Sam Long, Tracy and husband Herb Praay, Nikki and husband Mark Hina; and countless cousins, family, and friends. Arrangements are at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, 1124 W. Main St., Troy. The family will receive friends Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, from 1 to 6 p.m., and the service, conducted by Pastor Mark Hina, will be Monday, Dec. 10, at noon, both at the funeral home. A private committal service will be held at Casstown Cemetery at a later date. It is the wish of the family that memorial contributions be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be left for the family at www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com.


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Ohio rebukes agency’s intern use CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio investigators found improper use of college interns, among other violations of procedures, by a private adoption agency that helped place children with an adoptive father accused of raping three boys in his care. State files obtained by The Associated Press through public records requests show that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services investigated the private agency in the aftermath of the February arrests of the 40-year-old Troy man. The state findings listed 12 problems; in most cases they involved incomplete records and lack of documentation. They also found that college interns improperly conducted some home assessments and postplacement visits alone. Dayton-based ACTION Inc. submitted a detailed corrective action plan in response that included ending its college internship program. The Ohio department accepted the plan and has

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continued its state license. The private agency’s executive director, Patricia Hill, said no wrongdoing was found in its handling of the Troy adoptions. She referred questions to the agency’s attorney, who didn’t immediately return a telemessage phone Thursday. Her agency’s website says she is a licensed social worker with a master’s degree in social work, and is the mother of 22 children through adoption and one through long-term foster care. Hill earned her master’s in social work from University of Cincinnati in 1997. The Troy man last month pleaded guilty to six counts of child rape in Miami County in a plea agreement. The Associated Press isn’t identifying the adoptive father to protect the children’s identities. A Dec. 20 hearing is scheduled in Montgomery County on plea negotiations on seven rape-related counts he faces there. Two other men are charged in separate cases with raping

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Suspect wants words tossed CHARDON (AP) — An attorney in northeast Ohio wants a judge to throw out statements made by an 18-year-old charged in a school shooting that left three students dead last winter. The attorney for T.J. Lane said Thursday that authorities advised him of his rights when they first questioned him but not before they talked with him a second time. Prosecutors say investigators followed procedures and that Lane told them he wanted to talk after the shootings in Chardon, east of Cleveland. Investigators say Lane admitted to shooting at students but couldn’t say why. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole if convicted of the shootings in the Chardon High School cafeteria last February. Lane is being tried as an adult and has filed an insanity plea.

GOP claims House seat COLUMBUS (AP) — Democrats have lost a tight Ohio House race in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’guh) County, narrowing the minority party’s chances of controlling 40 seats in the next legislative session. By hitting the 40-seat mark, Democrats could block the GOP majority from more easily placing ballot issues before voters. Three Ohio House races had been too close to call on election night. A recount completed Thursday in Cuyahoga County confirmed that state Rep. Mike Dovilla of Berea, the Republican incumbent, has beaten Democrat Matt Patten of Strongsville. Meanwhile, Democrats picked up a seat in Columbiana County, giving them 39 seats to Republicans’ 59. One seat remains up in the air. Republican Rep. Al Landis of Dover has a 15-vote edge over Democrat Joshua O’Farrell of New Philadelphia in a recount to be completed Friday.

Court rejects injury claim COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio woman severely injured when she went to the aid of a horse owner in danger of being trampled met the legal definition of a “spectator” at a horse-related event and thus cannot sue for damages, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday. But the 6-1 ruling left open the possibility that Roshel Smith could sue over the incident if other factors can be proved, such as whether the behavior of the horse owner was “wanton.” Smith was on her day off in 2007 when she stopped by a horse stables at the Wayne County fairgrounds where she worked for her father, a horse trainer, according to court records. She was kicked in the face by a horse when she went to help the animal’s owner who she noticed had been knocked down and was in danger of being trampled, records say.

Man found guilty in murder AKRON (AP) — A jury has found a second man guilty of murder in a fraternity house shooting in northeast Ohio that left one man dead and 11 others wounded. Jamelle Jackson of Youngstown was convicted Thursday in an Akron court after the trial was moved there because of pretrial publicity in Youngstown. The 20-year-old Jackson also was found guilty of felonious assault charges and improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation.

one of the boys the man had adopted. The state investigation was a review of all agency operations, not just the Troy case, department spokesman Benjamin Johnson said. The state found that college interns conducted some home study assessments by themselves, as well as some post-placement visits. The assessment visits are used to study the home environment and check for any signs of potential risks, from emotional to physical health, as part of farranging background checks and safety audits in placing children. Postplacement visits usually done monthly check, in face-to-face conversations, how the children and their caretakers are adjusting and that children’s needs are being met. The state review doesn’t say whether the intern visits cited were at the Troy man’s home. However, the man told The Associated Press during an interview at the Miami County Jail this week that a college student had come to his

home once for a regular visit with an ACTION caseworker, then returned alone for other visits. He said she appeared to follow the same visit procedures as regular caseworkers did, such as separating the children from him for interviews about how they were doing in their new home. Ohio regulations stipulate that “an agency shall not use volunteers or college interns as a replacement for paid staff.” In responses to the state, Hill included a June letter to the University of Cincinnati School of Social Work stating that ACTION would no longer provide student internships. University of Cincinnati spokesman Richard Puff told the AP that top officials at the school didn’t receive the letter, which was addressed “To Whom It May Concern.” Puff also said the school had ended its relationship with ACTION long before the letter because of concerns about how student evaluations were done. He said three UC graduate students in

spring of 2011 were the last to intern with ACTION. He didn’t know whether any had been involved with the Troy man’s case. The state file doesn’t indicate whether any other schools placed interns with ACTION. Johnson said Ohio currently has 64 certified private adoption agencies. Over the last 10 years, nine Ohio certifications have been revoked or denied. State files show three complaints earlier against ACTION; all were followed with corrective actions taken by the private agency. The last one was in 2003. The man had been a foster parent dating to 2006. About two years ago, three children from Texas were placed with him through ACTION, part of an interstate compact to help match children with adoptive parents. They included a biological brother and sister. All were under age 13. The man had adopted all three and was in the process of adopting a fourth child, a 9-year-old

boy, who came from Texas last year, when he was arrested. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services spokesman Patrick Crimmins said the department decided after reviewing the cases to continue contracting with ACTION on adoption placements. It had placed 28 children through ACTION since 2004 and has placed one through ACTION since the Troy arrest. He said the last boy placed in Troy has been returned to Texas and is in foster care, with efforts being made to find “a suitable adoptive family.” The three other children were in the care of Miami County children’s services, and Ohio judges will rule on their permanent custody. A judge ruled recently that one of the boys can testify via closed circuit TV in the upcoming trial of a man his adoptive father allegedly arranged with to rape him in their Troy home. ——— Contact Dan Sewell at http://www.twitter.com/ dansewell

Judge denies new trial in hair attacks TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday denied a request for a new trial made by the leader of an Amish group and some of his followers convicted in hair-cutting attacks on members of their own faith. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster also declined to overturn the convictions of Samuel Mullet Sr. and his followers who joined his request, most of those who were convicted. Sixteen Amish men and women were convicted in September of hate crimes for a series of hair- and beard-cutting attacks that stemmed from a religious dispute that terrorized the normally peaceful religious settlement in eastern Ohio. The five attacks just over a year ago were an attempt to shame mainstream members who Mullet believed were straying from their beliefs, prosecutors said. Mullet’s defense attorney, Ed Bryan, argued that the prosecution presented no evidence that

Mullet participated in the attacks and that merely knowing about the plans should not be enough for a conviction. The judge rejected that argument, saying it was clear Mullet had a role in what happened even though he wasn’t accused of cutting anyone’s hair. “There was substantial evidence that Samuel Mullet Sr. did more than tacitly approve of the at-

tacks,” Polster wrote. Bryan also argued that allowing Mullet’s daughter-in-law to testify about her sexual relationship with Mullet tainted the jury and should not have been permitted because it did not have anything to do with the hair cuttings. Bryan said he was disappointed by the judge’s decision Thursday and that he plans to appeal. “I think we made a

pretty compelling case,” he said. “I still believe evidence presented at trial was insufficient.” During the trial, witnesses described how sons pulled their father out of bed and chopped off his beard in the moonlight and how women surrounded their mother-in-law and cut off two feet of her hair, taking it down to the scalp in some places.

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Inmate asks for mercy COLUMBUS (AP) — A condemned obese killer should be spared because of lingering doubts about his “legal and moral guilt” and the conduct of defense and prosecution lawyers at trial, his attorneys told the state Parole Board on Thursday in a bid for clemency focusing on his innocence, not his weight. Death row inmate Ronald Post is fighting his January execution on the grounds that he is so fat he can’t be humanely executed and will suffer cruel and unusual punishment as the state struggles to find his veins or give him enough drugs to put someone his size to death. That argument is in the federal courts, while the 450-pound Post pursues an innocence claim unrelated to his weight before the parole board. The panel considers requests for mercy before making a recommendation to Gov. John Kasich, who has the final say.

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U.S., Russia talk about Syria’s future

TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Friday, Dec. 7, the 342nd day of 2012. There are 24 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as part of its plan to conquer Southeast Asian territories; the raid, which claimed some 2,400 American lives, prompted the United States to declare war against Japan the next day. On this date: ■ In 1787, Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1796, electors chose John Adams to be the second president of the United States. ■ In 1808, electors chose James Madison to be the fourth president of the United States. ■ In 1836, Martin Van Buren was elected the eighth president of the United States. ■ In 1842, the New York Philharmonic performed its first concert. ■ In 1909, chemist Leo H. Baekeland received a U.S. patent for Bakelite, the first synthetic plastic. ■ In 1911, China abolished the requirement that men wear their hair in a queue, or ponytail. ■ In 1946, fire broke out at the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta; the blaze killed 119 people, including hotel founder W. Frank Winecoff. ■ In 1972, America’s last moon mission to date was launched as Apollo 17 blasted off from Cape Canaveral. Imelda Marcos, wife of Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos, was seriously wounded by an assailant who was then shot dead by her bodyguards. ■ In 1982, convicted murderer Charlie Brooks Jr. became the first U.S. prisoner to be executed by injection, at a prison in Huntsville, Texas. ■ In 1987, 43 people were killed after a gunman aboard a Pacific Southwest Airlines jetliner in California apparently opened fire on a fellow passenger, the pilots and himself, causing the plane to crash. Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev set foot on American soil for the first time, arriving for a Washington summit with President Ronald Reagan. ■ In 1993, gunman Colin Ferguson opened fire on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train, killing six people and wounding 19. (Ferguson was later sentenced to a minimum of 200 years in prison.)

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Rude Santa gets sacked SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A mall in Maine has sacked Santa Claus after children and parents complained he was rude, grumpy and wouldn’t even let one child sit on his lap. Officials at the Maine Mall in South Portland say they’re looking for a jollier Santa and hope to have him in place Thursday. Jessica Mailhiot and her 6-year-old daughter, Chantel, went to see Santa this week. They tell WGME-TV he was rude and wouldn’t let the girl sit on his lap when they said they didn’t want to buy a $20 photo. Chantel says when she asked Santa for an American Girl doll, he replied she’d get an “American football.” When the mom posted her story online, others shared similar experiences. The station contacted the Santa, but he didn’t want to comment.

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THIS NOV. 16 file photo shows President Barack Obama, accompanied by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, as he hosted a meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy in Washington.

GOP wants to raise Medicare eligibility age WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of any deal to reduce the government’s huge deficits. But what sounds like a prudent sacrifice for an aging society that must watch its budget could have some surprising consequences, including higher premiums for people on Medicare. Unlike tax hikes, which spawn hard partisan divisions, increasing the Medicare age could help ease a budget compromise because President Barack Obama has previously been willing to consider it. A worried AARP, the seniors’ lobby, is already running ads knocking down the idea as a quick fix that would cause longterm problems. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., doesn’t like it either. But for Republicans seeking more than just tweaks to benefit programs, raising the current eligibility age of 65 has become a top priority, a symbol of their drive to rein in government. If Obama and the GOP can’t agree soon on a budget outline, it may trigger tax increases and spending cuts that would threaten a fragile economic recovery. Increasing the eligibility age to 67 would reduce Medicare spending by about 5 percent annually, compounding into hundreds of billions of dollars over time. But things aren’t that simple. “This is a policy change that seems straightforward, but has surprising ripple effects,” said Tricia Neuman, a leading Medicare expert with the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. “It’s a simple thing to describe, and the justification is that people are living longer, but I don’t think people have thought through the indirect effects.” Among the cost shifts identified in a Kaiser study: —Higher monthly premiums for seniors on Medicare. Their costs would go up because keeping younger, health-

ier 65- and 66-year-olds out of Medicare’s insurance pool would raise costs for the rest. The increase would be about 3 percent when the higher eligibility age is fully phased in. —Higher premiums for private coverage under Obama’s health overhaul. That’s because older adults would stick with private insurance for two extra years before moving into Medicare. Compared with younger adults, they are more expensive to insure. —An increase in employer costs because older workers would try to stay on company insurance plans. —Higher out-of-pocket health care costs for two out of three older adults whose entry into Medicare would be delayed. The Congressional Budget Office has also projected an increase in the number of uninsured. That possibility becomes more real with populous states like Texas saying they won’t accept the Medicaid expansion in Obama’s health overhaul, which would provide coverage to low-income adults. Then there’s the impact on people with physically demanding jobs, for whom extending their working years may be difficult. Still, the idea isn’t going away. Polls show that many Americans are willing to consider raising the age at which people become eligible for Medicare benefits as part of a plan to reduce deficits, even if on the whole it’s still unpopular. A new Associated Press-GfK poll found that four in 10 back gradually raising the eligibility age, while 48 percent oppose that plan. Those under age 30 were most supportive, while a clear majority of those between the ages of 30 and 64 were opposed. Seniors were split. Surprisingly, there were no significant differences by political party. Overall, foes of the idea were more adamant, with strong opponents outnumbering strong supporters by 2-1.

DUBLIN (AP) — Diplomatic efforts to end Syria’s civil war moved forward Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joining Russia’s foreign minister and the U.N. peace envoy to the Arab country for extraordinary three-way talks that suggested Washington and Moscow might finally unite behind a strategy as the Assad regime weakens. In Washington, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said intelligence reports raise fears that an increasingly desperate Syrian President Bashar Assad is considering using his chemical weapons arsenal — which the U.S. and Russia agree is unacceptable. “I think there is no question that we remain very concerned, very concerned,” Panetta said, “that, as the opposition advances, in particular in Damascus, that regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons.” It was unclear whether Assad might target rebels within Syria or bordering countries, but growing concern over such a scenario was clearly adding urgency to discussions in Ireland’s capital. On the sidelines of a human rights conference, Clinton gathered with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and mediator Lakhdar Brahimi for about 40 minutes to look for a strategy the international community could rally around to end Syria’s 21-month civil war. “We have talked a little bit about how we can work out hopefully a process that will get Syria back from the brink,” Brahimi said after the meeting ended. The experienced Algerian diplomat, representing the global body and the Arab League, said he would put together a peace process based on a political transition strategy the U.S. and Russia agreed on in Geneva in June. Then, the process quickly became bogged down over how the international community might enforce its conditions. “We haven’t taken any sensational decisions,” Brahimi said. “But I think we have agreed that the situation is bad and we have agreed that we must continue to work together to see how we can find creative ways of bringing this problem under control and hopefully starting to solve it.” The former Cold War foes have fought bitterly over how to address the conflict, but Clinton stressed before the meeting that they shared a common goal.

Detained China Nobel wife speaks out BY ISOLDA MORILLO The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Stunned that reporters were able to visit her, Liu Xia trembled uncontrollably and cried as she described how absurd and emotionally draining her confinement under house arrest has been in the two years since her jailed activist husband, Liu Xiaobo, was named a Nobel Peace laureate. In her first interview in 26 months, Liu Xia spoke briefly with journalists from The Associated Press who managed to visit her apartment Thursday while the guards who watch it apparently stepped away for lunch. Her voice shook and she was breathless from disbelief at receiving unexpected visitors. Liu said her continuing house arrest has been painfully surreal and in stark contrast to Beijing’s celebratory response to this year’s Chinese victory among the Nobels — literature prize winner Mo Yan. Liu said she has been confined to her duplex apartment in downtown Beijing with no Internet or outside phone line and is only allowed weekly trips to buy groceries and visit her parents. “We live in such an absurd place,” she said. “It is so absurd. I felt I was a person emotionally prepared to respond to the consequences of Liu Xiaobo winning the prize. But after he

won the prize, I really never imagined that after he won, I would not be able to leave my home. This is too absurd. I think Kafka could not have written anything more absurd and unbelievable than this.” Once a month, she is taken to see her husband in prison. It wasn’t clear when Liu Xia started regular visits with her husband or if they would continue following her interview. She was denied visits for more than a year after she saw him two days after his Nobel win and emerged to tell the world that he had dedicated the award to those who died in the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. Liu Xiaobo is four years into an 11-year prison term for subversion for authoring and disseminating a programmatic call for democracy, Charter ‘08. In awarding him the peace prize, the Nobel committee cited that proposal and his two decades of nonviolent struggle for civil rights. Beijing condemned Liu’s 2010 award, saying it tarnished the committee’s reputation to bestow it on a jailed criminal. That fury was replaced with jubilation and pride this year, after the announcement that Mo — who has been embraced by China’s communist government — had been named winner of the Nobel literature prize.

DeMint resigning Senate seat WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Jim DeMint, patron saint of the tea party and a would-be Republican kingmaker, announced suddenly Thursday he would resign his South Carolina seat to head Washington’s conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, a shift that reverberated through a soul-searching GOP. Just two years into a second, six-year term, DeMint said he would step down on Jan. 1 to helm Heritage while continuing the conservative fight. The 61-yearold lawmaker, known to hurry home to South Carolina nearly every weekend, had signaled that this term would be his last, but his abrupt announcement shocked even his closest Republican colleagues. “When he told me this morning, I about fell off my couch,” said South Carolina’s other senator, Republican Lindsey Graham. “I didn’t see this coming.” Prizing ideology over electability, DeMint sometimes infuriated fellow Republicans, picking sides in GOP primar-

ies with decidedly mixed results. He had no patience for centrist Republicans, pushing the party to the right while bankrolling candidates with millions from his political action committee, the Senate Conservatives Fund. In 2010, candidates he ardently supported cost the GOP eminently winnable seats. This year, DeMint had better success. “One of the most rewarding things I’ve done in the Senate is work with the grassroots to help elect a new generation of leaders who have the courage to fight for the principles of freedom that make this country so great,” DeMint said in his statement announcing his departure. “I’m confident these senators will continue the legacy of conservative leaders before them.” DeMint also has sometimes been a thorn in the GOP side on legislation, just this week criticizing House Speaker John Boehner’s “fiscal cliff’ counteroffer to President Barack Obama that would raise tax revenue $800 billion as crush-

ing for American jobs. DeMint’s departure creates an opening for a new generation of hard-charging conservatives in the Senate — Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and soon-to-be Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. The strong conservative element is pitted against the establishment as the Republican Party tries to figure out its next moves after this year’s defeat in the presidential race and the loss of congressional seats. Shocked Senate Republicans were too courteous to say good riddance to DeMint, but a few made it clear that there were still hard feelings over the senator’s political moves. “I won,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, RAlaska, said tersely when asked about DeMint backing her Republican primary rival Joe Miller in 2010, forcing her to run as a write-in candidate. Democrats pointed out that they increased their numbers in this year’s elections and will hold a 55-45 edge in the Senate next year.


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Friday, December 7, 2012

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This 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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Monday Afternoon • Sidney Rotary Club meets at noon at the Sidney Moose Lodge. For more information on activities or becoming a member, contact Deb Barga at 492-3167.

Monday Evening • Shelby County Girl Scout Leaders Service Unit 37 meets at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW. • The American Legion Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at the Post Home on Fourth Avenue. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. To access the Community Calendar online, visit www.sidneydailynews.com and click on “Living” and then on “Calendar.”

Recipe of the Day A delicious treat that was submitted for competition in the 2012 Shelby County Fair. PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE PRALINE PIE

Praline pecans 3/4 cup pecans 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon brown sugar Place pecans, butter and brown sugar in skillet. Cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Cool. Prepare filling: 1 8-ounce package cream cheese 1 1/3 cups sugar, divided 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 1 1/4 cups pure pumpkin 1 cup half and half 1 tablespoon flour 2 eggs 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon Combine cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla. Add 1 egg. Mix, then pour into pastry crust. Combine remaining ingredients and pour in spiral pattern over cream cheese mixture. Pumpkin will sink to the bottom. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Cool. Sprinkle pecans over top of pie. Crust 3 cups flour 1 cup shortening or lard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg 5 tablespoons water 1 teaspoon vinegar Mix flour, dry ingredients with shortening. Beat egg, then mix in water and vinegar. Mix until dough is soft and formed. Laura Schulze

Thanksgiving with Emma The Thanksbeth a sewing magiving holiday is chine last year for over with and a gift. I think she is everyone sewing enjoys preparing for even better since Christmas. As I she has her own prepare for sewing machine. Christmas, let We haven’t had us remember any snow that Amish that Jesus is the has stayed yet. reason for the We had some flurCook season. So often, ries last week, but Lovina Eicher people forget they disappeared what Christmas almost as fast as is really about. they came. Lovina and We spent Thanksgiv- Kevin had their snow ing Day at sister Emma pants and boots and are and Jacob’s house. Emma ready to play out in the prepared two turkeys. snow. They were a little They had the table set for disappointed that it didn’t 19 people. Daughter Eliz- accumulate much. I am abeth’s friend, Timothy, sure they will have plenty and Susan’s friend, Mose, to play in once it starts joined us for the day. It is coming. hard to believe that Last week, Loretta’s Emma’s and my families therapist did a recheck on come to 19 already when her after having five we are together. Besides weeks of therapy since turkey, Emma had her surgery. The therapist mashed potatoes, turkey is really pleased with the gravy, California blend progress Loretta has vegetables, cheese sauce, made. She can do a lot taco salad, cheese, vegeta- more things since before bles and dip, and dirt pud- the surgery. She still ding. I took along needs therapy once a homemade bread, deviled week plus does daily thereggs, cherry and pumpkin apy at home. They want to pies, pumpkin rolls and work on getting up the Long John rolls to add to stairs to strengthen those her menu. There was way muscles. We are thankful too much food and plenty that we did the surgery. of leftovers. Only God knows how long Our 40 new chickens this will help her but we are laying eggs for a few must put our full trust in weeks now. If each Him and let Him lead the chicken lays an egg, we way. get 40 a day. I am so glad I want to again thank to have my own eggs readers who have been an again. The deviled eggs I encouragement to us in took to Jacob’s were our any way. own eggs. Since we have Daughter Susan baked plenty of eggs, we have a a batch of outrageous breakfast meal for supper chocolate chip cookies this some nights. Sometimes week. With the mixed flafried eggs and potatoes or vor of chocolate and breakfast burritos. We peanut butter, our family like the burritos with our really likes them. homemade salsa. The children want me to make OUTRAGEOUS egg salad so they can CHOCOLATE CHIP make sandwiches with it. COOKIES Another thing I would 2 cups sugar like to do since I have 1 1 /2 cups brown sugar plenty of eggs is to make 2 cups margarine noodles. Seems hard to 2 cups peanut butter find time to do all the 2 teaspoons vanilla things I’d like to do. I 4 eggs would like to do some 4 cups flour sewing soon. I am teach2 cups oatmeal ing Susan how to do more 4 teaspoons baking sewing. She is not too fond soda of it yet but wants to learn 1 teaspoon salt how. 12 ounces of chocolate Daughter Elizabeth chips cut out six pairs pants for Preheat oven to 350 deher friend, Timothy, dur- grees. Melt margarine ing her time off from and mix with sugars, work. Timothy lives alone peanut butter, and eggs. and he needs new pants Then add in the dry infor work, so Elizabeth of- gredients. Mix until thorfered to sew some for him. oughly blended. Then add I am surprised how chocolate chips. Roll into quickly she has caught on balls and bake at 350 deto cutting out and sewing grees for 10 to 15 minutes. dresses, shirts, and pants. Cookies will spread out I am sure Susan will, too, and be golden brown at once she gets the hang of the edges when they are it. Timothy gave Eliza- done.

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Dance company readies musical The Sidney Dance Company will present the musical, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 15 and 16 at 2 p.m. in the historic Sidney Theatre, 120 W. Poplar St. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Sharon’s School of Dance, 104 1/2 W. Poplar, or 2nd Hand Thoughts, 115 S. Ohio Ave., at $11 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets at the door will cost $12 for adults and $6 for students. The musical has been adapted by Doug Rand from the screenplay by Frank Capra. It has been directed by Kurt Barger and choreographed by Christianne Beffel. It is the story of George Bailey, a selfless man, who contemplates committing suicide when his uncles loses $8,000 of their company’s money. His guardian Angel, Claire, shows George all the lives he’d touched and how different the town would have been had he not been born. The cast is as follows: George Bailey will be play be Rob Holloway; Mary Bailey, Paige Howard; Uncle Billy, Stephen Bodey; Mrs. Bailey, Amy

Breinich; Pop Bailey, Barry Coleman; Harry Bailey, Duncan Stackonis; Janie/Flo, May Newman; ZuZu, Savanah Koester; Claire, Laney Shaw; Jo, Alyia Sharp; Frankie, Jennifer Ferree; Violet Bick, Kirtsten Coleman; Annie/Ruth Bailey, Carrie Blust; Cousin Elizabeth/Jane Wainwright, Claudia Fatone; Cousin Tilly, Anya Coleman; Willma/Nikki, Madison Nuss; Betty/Marty Hatch, Hannah Miller; Mrs. Partridge, Hatch/Mrs. Millie Cartwright; Young George Rand/Guy 1/Tom, Liam Aberle; Young Sam/Rand/Guy 2, Brian Young Mary, Davis; Makayla Kennedy; Young Harry, Kate Gothberg; Young Violet, Kiris Fox; Edna, Ella Anne Gover; Mr. Gower, James Gover; Sam Wainwright, Alec Batton; Dr. Campbell, Andy Koester; Freddie/Guy/Director 1, Jon Berry; Mr. Carter/Mr. Welch, John Newman; Mr. Martini, Aaron Nuss; Nick/Horace, Sean Fox; Mrs. Thompson, Raven Boerger. The production was sponsored in part by Gateway Arts Council.

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LOCALIFE WEDDINGS Dietrichs, Myers marry in Guam

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Hackemoeller, Kill unite in marriage man. The attendants MINSTER — Sarah wore malibu blue, kneeAnn Hackemoeller, of length dresses and carMinster, and Justin ried bouquets of daisies Alexander Kill, of St. with white and pink acMarys, were united in cents. marriage June 2, 2012, Rob Doenges served in the St. Augustine as best man. GroomsRoman Catholic Church men were Michael Hackin Minster. emoeller, Mark The bride is the Hackemoeller, Jacob daughter of Dale and Foxhoven and Zach Kill. June Hackemoeller, of A dinner and recepMinster. The bridegroom tion at Romer’s Catering is the son of Stephen and in St. Henry followed the Tracy Kill, of Pickeringceremony. The couple ton. Mr. and Mrs. Kill honeymooned in MonThe Rev. Richard terey, Calif., and reside Nieberding performed in Reno, Nev. the ceremony. The bride graduated from Minster Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory-colored, slim- High School in 2008 and from Central charmeuse gown with beaded neck- Ohio Technical College in Newark in line and detail. She carried a bouquet 2011. She is employed by Renown of daisies with pink and white ac- Health System as a sonographer. The bridegroom is a 2007 graduate cents. Mindy Hackemoeller served as of St. Marys High School and a 2011 maid of honor. Bridesmaids were graduate of Ohio State University, Renee Wachauf, Paige Becker, Amy where he earned a degree in business. Woehrmyer and Jessica Schwieter- He is employed by Arrow Electronics.

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strong nation that supported our soldiers. Virginia Snowden, 84, of Cincinnati: The attack on Pearl Harbor would change Snowden’s family forever. She was the youngest of six children and the only girl. All five of her brothers served. Two were killed in action and a third spent much of the war in a Japanese prison camp. Her other two brothers were sent home due to her family’s hardship. Teresa A. Stamm, 77, of Cincinnati: Stamm was only 7 when the attack on Pearl Harbor drew the U.S. into the war. She recalls her father serving as an air raid warden and her mother working in a factory building planes. She remembers how her community celebrated when the war ended. Gabrielle Strand, 74, of Liberty Township: Pearl Harbor inspired Strand’s brother, a pilot and engineering student, to enlist. During the winter of 1943, on Christmas Day, he received pictures of his family playing in the snow. It was the highlight for her brother and his companions, but it was also the last Christmas he would see. Jeanneane Engle Teti, 74, of Fairborn: Teti was only 3 when her father responded to the call and she would not see him

again until three years later. She recalls that she did not know him when he returned from service in the Army Air Corps. Chad Wade, 82, of Union City: Wade was 11 when Pearl Harbor was attacked and remembers how the rush of many young men in his community changed home life for him and his neighbors. Everyone felt a need to support the war effort in some way. Jean Wexler, 90, of Milford: Having already heeded the call to be ready for war, Wexler was in nursing school when Pearl Harbor was attacked. She joined the Cadet Nurse Corps and was inducted into the Army. She worked at a hospital in Washington treating war wounded and found the work rewarding. White, of Leon Columbiana: White remembers hearing about the attack on Pearl Harbor while driving home. He was inspired by the attack to enlist. He recalls how they had to fight off recruits because their train would not hold them.

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Residents may nominate the houses of their neighbors and friends by filing forms that are available online and at the village office. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 15. First prize is having all of December’s electric bill — up to $250 — paid by the village. Second prize is having half of December’s electric bill — up to $125 — paid by the village. Third prize is have 1/4 of December’s electric bill — up to $75 — paid by the village.

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Department of Aging’s w e b s i t e (www.aging.ohio.gov/ne ws/storyprojects) were written by those who remember vividly where they were and what they were doing on that fateful day. Stories include: Joseph Alessi, Jr., 81, of Youngstown: At 10, Alessi was a paperboy for the Youngstown Vindicator. He remembers being awakened by his supervisor with a special edition of the paper to deliver immediately. Jackie M. Boyd, of Cincinnati: Boyd was in high school when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Two years later, he enlisted and was assigned to a ship in the South Pacific. He survived a kamikaze attack and was on the escort team for Ernie Pyle when the reporter was killed. George Forrest, 84, of Belen, N.M.: Belen was a teenager in Bowling Green when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred. While his older brothers went to fight, he stayed home and helped on the family farm and worked in factories. He was drafted as the war was winding down. Catherine Gary, 85, of Sharonville: Gary was 14 at the time of Pearl Harbor and remembers how that fateful day changed life for her and her community. While singing for soldiers at Fort Bragg, she fell in love with a man who was later killed in battle. James Gillis, 77, of Huber Heights: Gillis was only 6 when the attack on Pearl Harbor happened, but he remembers hearing the news. His father was a marine and sent a cryptic message home that signaled to his mother that he was in Pearl Harbor, since letters were being censored. David J. Goodman, 80, of Moreland Hills: Good-

man was 10 years old when he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor, but he reckons he was more frightened by the prospect of war than most children his age because he was Jewish. Mary Ann Logar, 79, of Lorain: Logar remembers hearing about Pearl Harbor as an 8-year-old girl. One brother was already in the Army and was sent to the southwest Pacific. Her other brother was injured when his ship was sunk. Her sister served in the WAACs. Rolla E. Malan, 92, of Fairborn: Malan served aboard the U.S.S. Preble and was in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese planes attacked. He recalls the reaction on the ground to the unthinkable act. Mary Ann Martin, 99, of Greenville: After Pearl Harbor, Martin began working for the war effort at Wright Field in Dayton. She made parts for guns, which she found appropriate, since Annie Oakley was a distant relative. She met her future husband in Dayton and followed him through his military training. Winnie McFarland, 71: McFarland was only eight months old at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, but she remembers seeing cousins come home on leave in their uniforms and wanting to be a sailor. She also remembers celebrating victory in Japan by banging pots and pans. Nicholas C. Nett, 78, of Liberty Township: A boy of 8 when Pearl Harbor was attacked, Nett describes home life for him and his community. He recalls how the community mourned together when one of their own was lost to the war, and how they celebrated together when the war ended. James. S. Parobek, of Lorain: Parobek remembers paperboys going up and down his street on Dec. 7, 1941, shouting “EXTRA,” with the news of Pearl Harbor. He recalls that we were a

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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Departments of Aging and Veterans Services have released the first contributions to the departments’ joint War Era Story Project. From late May through August 2012, the departments asked Ohioans to submit their memories from the start of World War II through the 1940s. Forty-six stories were released in November. Read, download and print individual stories at the website, www.aging.ohio.gov/new s/storyprojects. “World War II was, without a doubt, one of the most challenging and influential periods in our nation’s history,” said Bonnie Kantor-Burman, director of the Department of Aging. “Our elders not only lived through this time, they learned how to live, how to survive and, ultimately, how to thrive. We owe them a debt of gratitude, and this project is but a small token to say ‘thank you’ for all you did to make our state and nation safe and strong.” “Everyone who lived through the Second World War, whether on the battlefront or the home front, certainly has very vivid memories of those days,” said Tom Moe, director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services. “It’s important to capture these before this generation passes. There’s much that we can learn from them today about persevering through tough times and often tragedy, yet still maintaining their resiliency and going on to live important and productive lives.” The Ohio Departments of Aging and Veterans’ Services commemorate Pearl Harbor Day with a special installment of their joint War Era Story Project. Dec. 7, 1941, was indeed, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt attested, “a day which will live in infamy.” The 19 stories published today to the Ohio

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OPINION Friday, December 7, 2012

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religious freedom

To the editor: “Protect religious freedom.” I am grateful to those people who put up these signs and I encourCongress shall make no law respecting an establishment of age everyone to keep them up! They are a conreligion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridg- stant reminder of the need to pray and do battle ing the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the for our First Amendment freedoms. A federal district court judge recently ruled that Hobby Lobby, people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the governa family business, cannot be exempt from the ment for a redress of grievances. Obamacare mandate requiring that they buy insurance that covers abortion-inducing drugs. (Hobby Lobby is appealing the case.) The very fact that such a mandate could have been created by the federal government is grave cause for concern. This requirement was not even part of Obamacare; it is an administrative regulation written after the bill was passed. Other regulations have not yet been determined; that will happen as the bill is being implemented. It totally defies all common sense! Businesses interested in fighting the mandate can check out www.becketfund.org or Mrs. are you? Of www.aclj.org. Numerous cases are winding their Richardson course not. Say, way through the lower courts with mixed results. doesn’t often go you’re not very A Missouri business just received a temporary into the city, but talkative are junction from the mandate. If more groups chalArdis saw the you? No. You lenged the mandate, there might be a better ad in the big don’t have to chance of overturning it. Fortunately, the election Home daily paper for say a thing. I results showed that a majority of Shelby County the singles like quiet voters desired an end to Obamacare, an end to the Country rather group and women, actuassault on religious freedom, and an end to this Slim Randles ally. Especially which church nations’ irresponsible plunge into further debt. they used for meetings. when they sip coffee so Unfortunately, those policies did not prevail in the Mrs. Richardson got all quietly and ladylike. national election. dolled up, and she “You know how to However, the protection of life, religious liberty, didn’t forget to take the fish that particular fly, and personal responsibility that we supported “magic” fishing fly Mar- Mrs. Richardson? You here in Shelby County can be a base from which vin Pincus tied for her. cast it to a quiet part of to build a new culture. We need to maintain and It was a bass plug on the lake and let it sit expand those values and then export them to the a clothespin, and he’d there until all the rings rest of the state and country. Our local and state suggested, only slightly in the water around it officials are an important part of this battle for in jest, that when she disappear. Then you our religious and constitutional freedoms. met a nice man she was just twitch the end of If we should be successful in restoring constituto clip it to her ear as a the fly rod just a little tionally limited government, the federal governreminder to stop talking … here, let me show ment will no longer be telling school cafeterias and just smile. you. I hope you don’t what kind of food to serve nor will they be telling She had it clipped to mind my holding your us how hot the water can be in our washing maher collar. It made for a casting hand like this. chines! It should be self-evident that such regulagood conversation So when those rings dis- tions are not properly the role of the federal starter at the coffee pot. appear, we’re going to government. So far, Mrs. Richard- give that rod just a Mary C. Schmiesing son hadn’t said a word slight twitch. 9700 Sidney-Freyburg Road except to thank the “Drives the bass woman at the door for crazy. Uh, Mrs. Richardthe blank name tag. She son, would you be interwrote “Mrs. Richardson” ested in learning more on it and pinned it beabout fly fishing? Yes? neath the bass Oh, that’s great. Could I plug/clothespin/love fly … I mean, maybe we from the Fly Fishing could have dinner and To the editor: Love Center right here talk about it one of Once again the Christmas season is upon us. In in our town. these days? Really? Oh the midst of the joy, celebrations, lights and festivThen she poured her- that would be good. ities, we hear again the naysayers who condemn self a cup of coffee, “Listen Mrs. R., you Christmas and complain if it intrudes upon their while smiling quietly, do talk, don’t you?” perceived space. What especially troubles me are and waited for the “Yes I do.” the stories from across the country about religious magic to work. “This is the best Christmas displays on public or government propHe came over and meeting I’ve ever aterty. Well, here is something I think we need to she smiled and nodded. tended!” consider: Who owns that public or government “Mrs. Richardson? So On the way home, property? We do, we the taxpayers. By our taxes you’re divorced? No? Mrs. Richardson smiled we pay for the land, we pay for the buildings and Oh, you must be widquietly and drove. She we provide for the salaries of those who work in owed like me then. Oh I might never speak those buildings on our behalf. see. I’m sorry. Isn’t it again … except to tell As Abraham Lincoln said so eloquently in the terrible to lose them? I Marvin Pincus he’s a Gettysburg Address, “that a government of the used to tell Doris, I said genius. people, by the people and for the people … .” Thus Doris, I don’t know it is the property of the people and, as for examwhat I’d do without you The writer is a vetple, the courthouse grounds are used frequently so I have to die first. eran newspaperman for all kinds of celebrations by and for the people, Yes, I can see you know and outdoorsman who Christmas should be no different. And if those what I mean. But I lost is a registered outfitter neighbors of the Jewish faith want to place a her first. and guide. He has writ- Menorah on the grounds, they should. Further“Know what, Mrs. ten novels and nonficmore, in the First Amendment to the ConstituRichardson? That pin tion books based on tion, which begins with the words, “We the people you’re wearing looks a rural living and he has … ” we are told “Congress shall make no law relot like a type of bass also been an awardspecting an establishment of religion or prohibit bug I use around here. It winning columnist for its free exercise thereof.” The intent of this is? Well what …! So the largest daily newsamendment is not to limit the scope of religion, to put a wall between religion and the state, but you’re a fisherman too, I papers in Alaska and take it? No? Well, you’re New Mexico. He lives in rather to protect the free expression of faith from limits imposed by the government. We have lost never too old to learn, Albuquerque. that perspective totally. And for those who are offended by such sights as Christmas displays, you almost want to feel ETTER TO THE EDITOR sorry for them and how empty their life must be. So, merry Christmas to all, and enjoy the sights and sounds of these holy days. Jonathan W. Schriber 17767 Sharp Road Frank Beeson/Regional Group Publisher Jeffrey J. Billiel/Editor and Publisher

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Paying taxes for people who don’t work

To the editor: I read Mr. Hickman’s letter to the editor and couldn’t agree more with what he said. A lot of people can work if they really want to. I got a bad back, hip, etc., but I still work and do things. The world is never going to get any better if things don’t change. If I tell people my back hurts, they say, oh, that comes with age. Why do I know people in their 20s and 30s getting checks for it? It’s a shame working people can’t afford to go to the doctor (hospital), yet people who don’t work can go every time they get an ache and also have babies every year. It’s like a person gets punished for working, instead of the other way around. A person who works needs to feel good and have the energy to do their job. After all, we’re paying taxes for people who don’t work and it’s ridiculous. Brenda Line 612 Fair Road

Democratic groups commended To the editor: I would like to commend the Democratic Central Committee and the Women’s Democratic Committee for all they did at Democrat headquarters during the 2012 election. Also, David Moser from Massachusetts, who was the field coordinator for the Obama campaign and his many Shelby County volunteers who did the canvassing and phone banking during this election. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all those who were elected to serve in Shelby County. Steve Butterfield, Chairman Shelby County Democratic Central Committee

Many supported ‘Gifts for Yanks’ To the editor: Members of Sidney American Legion Post 217 would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to our community for donating monies during our recent “Gifts for Yanks” kettle drive the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. We are grateful for the tremendous response that enabled us to collect funds to help make our veterans that use Ohio’s VA hospitals and veterans homes memorable during this Christmas season and all year around. As we stood by our kettles, it was obvious by the outpouring of kind words and the expressions of gratitude that we need to remember our veterans who served our country and now use these facilities. Once again, our community displayed tremendous appreciation during these challenging economic times and thought it was important to provide for our veterans using our VA hospitals or living in our veterans homes. We appreciate the Wal-Mart Super Center, Kroger and Sidney Foodtown for allowing us to set up kettles at their stores, Peoples Federal Savings and Loan–Wal-Mart branch for helping with our collection deposits, and the Sidney Daily News for running our article in the paper. We are especially grateful to the Salvation Army, which once again wanted to remember our veterans who served to defend our freedoms and allowed us to ring the bell for our fellow comrades during this prime time of their Red Kettle campaign. We pray that our community will continue to bless this local ministry as they serve the needs of families here in Sidney and Shelby County. If any business or individual would like to make a special gift to remember our Ohio veterans using these VA facilities, they may make their tax-deductible check payable to “Gifts for Yanks.” Send all donations to “Gifts for Yanks,” Sidney American Legion Post 217, P.O. Box 297, Sidney, OH 45365. It was with tremendous pride that the members of the Sidney American Legion Post stood by their kettles during this chilly, two-day event. Once again the kind words of gratitude for serving our nation filled our hearts. We were once again able to look into the eyes of the small children and adults as they put money into the kettle and remember why we served. Thank you all for allowing us to remember our comrades with your gifts during this special time of the year. Rick Lunsford, Chairman “Gifts for Yanks” American Legion Post 217 Sidney

Residents invited to annual dinner To the editor: On behalf of the Community Christmas Dinner Committee and volunteers, I would like to extend an invitation to all residents of Shelby County to attend the 31st annual Community Christmas Dinner on Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the EMA building (also known as the Civil Defense building) at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. There is no charge for the dinner. Some volunteers have a long history with the dinner. It is really exciting to see volunteers come back year after year to help with the event. We are fortunate to have volunteers dedicated to our community. Live Christmas music will be provided by the Anna Jazz Band. It really puts you in the mood for the holidays. The dinner is intended as a time to bring the community together to have fellowship and a good meal regardless of financial status. As of Thursday, the confirmed donors are Adult Day Services, American Legion Post No. 217, Ann and Merrill Asher, Anna Jazz Band, Bunny’s Pharmacy, Dickman Supply Inc., the Ed and Merilyn Borchers Family Foundation, FISH of Shelby County, Holloway Sportswear Inc., Hughes Moving Co, Jim and Ginny Thompson, Kiwanis Club of Sidney, Loyal Order of the Moose No. 586, Magnum Music, Mark Adams-Adams Funeral Home, PJ General Store and Carry Out, Real Living Realty Services of Sidney, Rush Creek Farms Christmas Trees, Schaffer Insurance, Shelby County Commissioners, Shelby County E. M. A, Shelby County Fair Board, Shelby County HAM Radio, Shelby County Sheriff, Shelby County United Way, Shelby Metropolitan Housing Authority, Shelby Public Transit, Sidney Foodtown, Sidney Tool & Equipment Rental, Stokes Lodge No. 305, Temperance Lodge No. 73, the Bensman Foundation, the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, the Ohio State University Extension Office, and W. Lynn Swinger-attorney-at-law, all of whom have donated supplies and/or financially supported this year’s dinner. We will also be receiving a visit from Santa, who will be standing by to pass out candy and treats and listen to the wish lists from the children. The sharing of a holiday meal and festivities are coordinated and prepared in the spirit of the season. Everything is free! We invite and encourage all to attend. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday and wish you happiness during the holiday season! Rodney Kerns Community Christmas Dinner Volunteer Coordinator


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Valedictorians to be honored BY TERRY PELLMAN RUSSIA — Russia Local School is hosting a special ceremony to honor its past, and specifically, to honor those who have achieved the highest level of academic excellence in their graduating classes. The school is undertaking a special effort to recognize all of its past valedictorians for the 75th anniversary of its first graduating class. In addition, a bell that served one of the earliest school buildings in the district has been mounted on a stand, and will also be introduced that evening. The stand was constructed from timbers from the 1890 school house that still stands on the Rangeline Road. The bell will be on permanent display at the entrance to the athletic area. A special “Russia Valedictorian Plaque” containing the names will be unveiled on Feb. 16. The 4-by-4-foot placard was prepared by a company in Columbus. The recognition ceremony will be held between the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games versus Marion Local on that date about 6:45 p.m. and lasting for approximately 15 minutes. All valedictorians in attendance will be recognized. The effort to gather the necessary records was undertaken over a year ago, as not all the data was on hand at the school. Most of the research was conducted by administrative assistant Barb Cordonnier along with student Gina Barlage. A number of donations were collected to help defray the cost of the effort. That included a $500 donation from the graduating class of 2010. The past valedictorians, along with past administrators and community members who helped with the restoration of the school bell and the stand, have also been invited to attend. The school is hoping that the first valedictorian from the year 1938, Ruth Magoto, will be

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Russia High School valedictorians 1930s: (1938) Ruth B. Magoto, (1939) Norbert F. Gariety. 1940s: (1940 Firman A. Paulus, (1941) Kenneth L. DeBrosse, (1942) Ursula M. Goubeaux, (1943) Rose Ann Paulus, night, (1944) Cecilia M. Simon, (1945) Charlotte I. Didier, (1946) Patricia A, Monnin, (1947) Dale C. Goubeaux, (1948) Jerome M. Monnin, (1949) Loretta M. Monnier. 1950s: (1950) Helen G. Dapore, (1951) Norma J. Borchers, (1952) Paul M. Goubeaux, (1953) Mary E. Goubeaux, (1954) Rose E. Monnin, (1955) Carolyn A. Goubeaux, (1956) Annette M. Grillot, (1957) Rita M. Gepfrey, (1958) Betty L. Monnin, (1959) Carol Jean Duwel. 1960s: (1960) Mary Jane Moorman, (1961) James R. York, (1962) Angela L. Francis, (1963) Phyllis C. Monnin, (1964) William D. Monnier, (1965) Anthony P.Barga, (1966) Richard J. Monnin, (1967) Bonita A. Bensman, (1968) Shirley A. Francis, (1969) Diane M. Simon. 1970s: (1970) Debra L. Schulze, (1971) Roger J. Borchers, (1972) Denise M. Demange, (1973) John J.Naveau, (1974) Stephan J. Freisthler, (1975) Rita J.Barga, (1976) Elaine M. Grillot, (1977) Jean T. Butsch, (1978) Janet L. Barlage, (1979) Tamayra A. Monnin. 1980s: (1980) Marjorie A. Simon, (1981) Lori D. Barlage, (1981) Janet M. Gaier, (1982) Judith L. Barlage, (1983) Douglas E. Borchers, (1983) Pamela M.

able to attend. She will be invited to be the first person to officially ring the newly dedicated school bell. Following the varsity boys basketball game, past valedictorians or their representatives are invited to St. Remy Hall for a free admission to the post–game social being sponsored by the Russia athletic boosters. The event will include live entertainment and food. There is a $10 cover charge for any other attendees. Superintendent Steve Rose said it is an honor to recognize the academic achievement of the school district. He noted that the school is considering other ways in the future to expand its recognition of the district’s academic success.

Prenger, (1984) Tina M. Dunkel, (1985) Carmen E. Monnin, (1986) David G. Borchers, (1987) Colleen A. Schwartz, (1988) Jeffrey J. Prenger, (1989) Veronica L. Albers. 1990s: (1990) Candace A. Davidson, (1991) Miranda L. Goubeaux, (1992) Stan J. Simon, (1993) Aimee M. Guillozet, (1994) Aliana M. Schafer, (1995) Julie M. Sampson, (1996) Nicole M. Magoto, (1997) Nicholas D. Borchers, (1998) Maria C. Cordonnier, (1999) Kelly A. Borchers. (2000) Melanie 2000’s: R.Magoto, (2001) Adam J. Timmerman, open(2002) Joshua G. Pleiman, (2003) Matthew J. Hoying, (2003) Andrew J. Schulze, (2004) Kimberly A. Goubeaux, (2004) Stephan D. Hoying, (2004) Kristen M. Simon, (2005) Laura A. Canafax, (2005) Janel M. Meyer, (2005) Kandice M. Saum, (2006) Dustin L. Francis, (2006) Brant H.Plieman, (2007) Chett U. Borchers, (2008) Amy D. Bensman, (2008) Hillary L. Monnin, (2008) Caitlin E. Stewart, (2009) Derek M. Francis. 2010’s: (2010) Christopher R. Ball, (2010) Kristi S. Borchers, (2010) Zachary E. Borchers, (2010) Kayla M. Francis (2010) Erica L. Goubeaux, (2010) Chloe L. McEldowney, (2010) Katlend E. Oen, (2010) Courtney M. Sherman, (2011) Mason S. Hoying, (2011) Joel A. Meyer, (2012) Victoria M. Borchers, (2012) Danielle N. Francis, (2012) Macy L. Monnin.

Homecoming to have ‘Splatter the Night’ theme HOUSTON — Houston High School will observe homecoming Dec. 14. The homecoming event is sponsored by the Houston High School Student Council. The crowning of the king and queen will take place at 6 p.m. at the basketball game. The homecoming dance is for high school grade levels only and will be held Dec. 15 from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Houston High School commons. The theme for this year’s dance is “Splatter the Night.” Decorations will include the use of neon paint splatters illuminated by black lights. The 2012 Homecoming Court includes sengirls Angela ior Gilkeson, daughter of Cheryl and Charles Gilkeson; Nicolette Holthaus, daughter of Gloria and David Holhaus;and Taylor Willoughby, daughter of Deb Reed and

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Quincy Council cuts sheriff patrols QUINCY — The village of Quincy met in regular session recently, discussing the contract with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office to patrol the village. At the Nov. 20 meeting, Mayor Robinson presented the renewal agreement for 2013. Noted in the cover letter of the agreement was a 50 cent increase in the hourly charge for patrolling in the village, to $26.50 per hour of patrolling. For this hourly rate the village received insurance coverage on the vehicle and the officer, gas, a vehicle, and equipment. The letter noted that an increase had been requested since 2009. With the price of everything going up the increase is necessary to provide this extra service to the village. Council discussed the matter due to the loss of the General Operating Levy in November 2012. The council voted to approve the agreement of patrolling for 2013 at the rate of $26.50 per hour; however, the number of hours will have to be reduced from 20 hours per month to 10 hours per month. This cost will be evaluated in three approximately months to determine if the village will be able to continue this expense. A resolution was passed expressing the village opposition to House Bill 601, regarding to the collection of income tax uniformity by the unfunded mandates, resulting in a loss of income tax funding for the village. This resolution was submitted by the Ohio Municipal League to help entities to express their displeasure with the bill being presented to allow the state of Ohio to govern the income tax collected in each entity and taking away funds to pay for the uniformity of state collections. A letter was received regarding certification of the results of the Nov. 6 election in which two levies failed. The official vote was certified as 110 “for” and 136 “against” on one levy and 110 “for” and 135 “against” on the other. Council discussed the election results and looked at the margin of loss. It was noted that the difference was not that far apart, and that different ways to place new levies on the ballot would be reviewed and determined during the next few weeks. Street lighting is a major item of discussion as well as the loss of the street levy. Solicitor Steve Fansler again confirmed that assessing street lights to property owners is still an option. He suggested that the council review the matter and determine if going the route of another try at placing this back on the ballot might be the best way to go forward. The council asked that Fansler work with the DeGraff solicitor to finalize the ordinances and agreement to hire Jeffrey Clevenger as the Wastewater II Operator of Record at the Joint Sewer Plant and Thomas Taylor as a back-up operator. Clevenger will be paid $30,000 per year as a part-time operator, and Taylor will be paid $14 per hour for approximately 15 hours per week. This decision will comply with all of the Environmental Protection Agency requirements and keep the Joint Sewer System operating under the new five- year

permit. Council expressed thanks to everyone who attended the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The tree was donated by Clint Shindewolf and was put into place by Kirk Helmandollar, administrator; Jason Herring, village employee; and Lee Eaton, who donated his time. Council wanted to thank all involved in placing of lights, securing the Christmas tree, and decorating the tree. Approximately 40 people visited the tree during the brief ceremony. Also a thank you went out to Carla Dappert of Champaign Bank for organizing the event and Champaign Bank for providing cookies and hot chocolate for the visitors. Robinson reported the next Joint Sewer meeting will be held Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Joint Sewer Plant. At the same time, the council voted to change the first meeting of 2013 to Jan. 8 due to the first Tuesday falling on Jan. 1 being a legal holiday, and village offices are closed. The council meeting will then be held Jan. 8 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. in council February chambers. meetings will return to the first and third Tuesday of each month. Council approved the removal of a tree on New Street because of its condition.

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RAY EMORY discusses his work pushing to change grave markers for unknown Pearl Harbor dead and identifying the remains of unknowns at his home in Honolulu on Nov. 21. The Navy and National Park Service will honor Emory on Dec. 7 for his determination to have Pearl Harbor remembered, and remembered accurately.

HEROS made us rethink things. It wasn’t viewed by me as personal, but a reminder of how you need to sharpen your pencil when you recall these events and the people and what’s important.” Emory first learned of the unknown graves more than 20 years ago when he visited the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific shortly before the 50th anniversary of the attack. The grounds foreman told him the Pearl Harbor dead were scattered around the veterans’ graveyard in a volcanic crater called Punchbowl after its resemblance to the serving dish. Emory got a clipboard and walked along row after row of flat granite markers, making notes of any listing death around Dec. 7, 1941. He got ahold of the Navy’s burial records from archives in Washington and determined which ships the dead in each grave were from. He wrote the government asking why the markers didn’t note ship names and asked them to change it. “They politely told me to go you-know-where,” Emory told The Associated Press in an interview at his Honolulu home, where he keeps a “war room” packed with documents, charts and maps. Military and veterans policy called for changing grave markers only if remains are identified, an inscription is mistaken or a marker is damaged. Emory appealed to the late Patsy Mink, a Hawaii congresswoman who inserted a provision in an appropriations bill requiring Veterans Affairs to include “USS Arizona” on gravestones of unknowns from that battleship. Today, unknowns from other vessels like the USS Oklahoma and USS West Virginia, also have new markers. Some of the dead, like

From Page 1 those turned to ash, will likely never be identified. But Emory knew some could be. The Navy’s 1941 burial records noted one body, burned and floating in the harbor, was found wearing shorts with the name “Livingston.” Only two men named Livingston were assigned to Pearl Harbor at the time, and one of the two was accounted for. Emory suspected the body was the other Livingston. Government forensic scientists exhumed him. Dental records, a skeletal analysis and circumstantial evidence confirmed Emory’s suspicions. The remains belonged to Alfred Livingston, a 23year-old fireman first class assigned to the USS Oklahoma. Livingston’s nephew, Ken Livingston, said his uncle and his father were raised together by their grandmother and attended the same oneroom schoolhouse. They grew up working on farms in and around Worthington, Ind. Livingston remembers his dad saying the brothers took turns wearing a pair of shoes they shared. the family When learned Alfred was found, they brought him home from Hawaii to be buried in the same cemetery where his grandmother and mother rest. About a third of the town showed up for his 2007 memorial service in Worthington, a town of

just 1,400 about 80 miles southwest of Indianapolis. The local American Legion put up a sign welcoming home “Worthington’s missing son.” “It brought a lot of closure,” said Ken Livingston, 62, his voice cracking. John Lewis, a retired Navy captain who worked with Emory while assigned to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command between 2001 and 2004, said the command is fortunate someone like Emory has the time and initiative to painstakingly connect the dots on the unknowns. “Without Ray Emory I don’t know if this ever would have been done,” Lewis said from Flowood, Miss. Emory says people sometimes ask him why he’s spending so much time on events from 70 years ago. He tells them to talk to the relatives to see if they want the unknowns identified. He doesn’t get emotional about the work, except when the government doesn’t exhume people he thinks should be dug up and identified. “I get more emotional when they don’t do something,” he said. He’ll keep working after he’s formally recognized during the Pearl Harbor ceremony on Friday to remember and honor the dead. He has names of 100 more men buried at Punchbowl he believes are identifiable.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for lead nominee — Kanye Jay-Z, Frank West, Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun. Auerbach received five nominations as a member of the Keys and also is up for producer of the year, earning a spot with the others at the top of the list as the Grammy’s primetime television special came to his hometown Wednesday night. “We’re speechless,” Auerbach said in a statement to The Associated Press from Germany, where he’s on tour with drummer Patrick Carney. The rockers little resemble any of the other acts at the top of the list. The nominations for JayZ and West, two of hiphop’s most important figures, is a familiar refrain. Each has routinely been at or near the top of the nominations list for the last several years. Indie pop band fun., a featured performer during the show, aired live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on CBS, rode the success of its anthemic hit “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monae to sweep of the major categories, earning nods for best new artist, song and record for “We Are Young” and album of the year for “Some Nights.” The band’s producer Jeff Bhasker is up for four nominations. “When you call your band fun. with a period at the end of the sentence, you set a very high standard for yourself and for fun itself,” Taylor Swift, the concert’s cohost, said in introducing them. “Fortunately this band from New York has lived up to the name in the best possible way.” R&B singer Ocean, whose mother was in attendance, made a bold social statement earlier this year when he noted he had a same-sex relationship in the liner

notes of his new album “channel ORANGE,” and The Recording Academy rewarded him with the nominations for best new artist, record for “Thinkin Bout You” and album of the year. And British folk-rock band Mumford & Sons, which made an auspicious debut in front of an international audience during the 2011 Grammys, is up for album of the year for “Babel,” one of 2012’s best-selling releases. Miguel, who helped Ocean shake up the R&B world this year, and jazz great Chick Corea join the Keys with five nominations apiece. Nas and recording engineer Bob Ludwig join Bhasker at four apiece. There were no major snubs. Most of 2012’s inescapable hits are represented in some way — Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” is up for record of the year and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” garnered a song of the year nod. Drake, Rihanna and residents Nashville Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Jack White and best new artist nominee Hunter Hayes were among 16 nominees with three nods. In many ways the nominations reflect a singles-driven year when no album rose to the level of acclaim as Adele’s “21” or West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” which dominated the Grammys last February. The best new artist category is a great example of this year’s diversity. From the minimalist R&B of Ocean, the popinfluenced sounds of fun. and Hayes, the soulful rock of Alabama Shakes and the Americana swing of The Lumineers, there’s little resemblance between the acts. “I think people listen to a lot of types of music and Spotify has proven that, and iPod has proven that,” Lumineers member Wes Schultz said. “… Every person in that audience tonight, I saw

them freaking out about various artists that have no relationship to each other.” Alabama Shakes drummer Steve Johnson noted the diversity in the category after the show, then made a surprising statement: “If I were on the other side of the fence, I’d vote Frank Ocean personally.” The members of fun. were “dorking it up” as they learned about their nominations, lead singer Nate Reuss said, and were especially excited to show up in the album of the year category, which also included Ocean’s major label debut, the Keys’ “El Camino,” Mumford’s “Babel” and White’s “Blunderbuss.” “It’s been an incredible year in music,” guitarist Jack Antonoff said. “It feels like alternative music is back, looking at album of the year, especially those nominations. We couldn’t be more proud to be in there. … I think when we were sitting in our chairs out there, when we saw Jack White up there, that’s when we really pinched ourselves. We felt so honored to be in the same category.” Miguel also had his mind on the forgotten art form of the album. Nominated in the major category of song of the year for “Adorn,” he said in a phone interview from New York that he was most excited about another category — urban contemporary album. “Of all of the categories to be nominated for, that is the one that means the most to me just because I just, I miss great albums. That’s a huge compliment to say that your entire body of work was the best of the year,” he said. “I don’t know. That’s the one that means the most to me. I’m really hoping maybe, just maybe.” He’ll find out when the 55th annual Grammy Awards take place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Trophies will be handed out in 81 categories.

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make every effort to travel or do something to expand your horizons. You’re eager to learn something new. Remember: You are the pioneer of the zodiac. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It’s appropriate to feel passionate about shared property and anything you own jointly with others. In fact, you feel passionate about every aspect of your life these days! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Remember to get more sleep because the Sun is now opposite your sign, which is as far away as it gets all year. After all, the Sun is your source of energy. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Because you want to get better organized, give yourself the right tools to do a bang-up job. Buy paint, cleaning equipment, file folders, shelving or whatever it takes. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Because this is a playful time for you, grab every opportunity to enjoy sports events, see movies and socialize with others. In particular, you’ll enjoy fun activities with children. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This continues to be a time when home, family and real-estate matters are of primary focus for you. Discussions with parents can be significant. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You’re eager to share news or enlighten others. That’s why it’s a good time to study, write and communicate. It’s also strong time for those of you in sales and marketing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is one of the best times all year to think about your value system. What really matters in life? For that matter, how much do you value yourself? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) With the Sun in your sign now, you easily attract important people to you and favorable circumstances. Don’t take this for granted. Milk this for all it’s worth. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Research or work behind the scenes will benefit you now. In part, this is because you are comfortable working alone and you enjoy your privacy. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) It’s a popular time for you, because everyone wants to see your face! Join classes, clubs and organizations. Get out and schmooze! PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Quite likely, others will ask you to accept increased responsibilities at this time. (That’s because you look so good to them.) Fear not; you can do the job. Don’t be afraid to accept. YOU BORN TODAY You are talented and imaginative. You throw yourself into whatever you create or do (no halfway measures for you). You have wild energy and enthusiasm. Because of your passion and devotion, you mesmerize friends and lovers. In turn, you are loyal to them. Good news! Your year ahead might be one of the most powerful years of your life. Dream big! Birthdate of: Sammy Davis, Jr., singer/actor; Dominic Monaghan, actor; Nancy Meyers, writer/producer. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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Today

Tonight

Showers likely; 70% chance of rain High: 52°

Saturday

Showers likely; 70% chance of rain Low: 37°

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Showers likely; 70% chance of rain High: 52° Low: 43°

Cloudy with 60% chance of showers High: 45° Low: 30°

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24 hours ending at 7 a.m.none Month to date . . . . . . . . . 0.65 Year to date . . . . . . . . . . 23.04

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Sunrise/Sunset Friday’s sunset . . . . 5:10 p.m. Saturday’s sunrise . 7:47 a.m. Saturday’s sunset . . 5:10 p.m.

High pressure moves off to the east putting us in a southerly flow. R a i n l o o k s likely for t o d a y through the weekend, but temperatures will continue to run above normal, with highs in the 50s.

Source: The Sidney Wastewater Treatment Plant, official weather reporting station for Shelby County, and the U.S. Naval Observatory. For current daytime conditions, low/high temperatures, go to AccuWeather.com.

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Dec. 7, 1912 In spite of the inclement weather a full house greeted the Dramatic Department of the Business Girls’ Association in their presentation of the play “Rebecca’s Triumph” at the Lyric Theater last evening. Members of the cast included: Mary a. Young, May Stewart, Mamie Timeus, Erma Zimpfer, Fannie Carey, Mary Ida Stuber, Carrie Love, Mary Pence, and Susie Bowers. ––––– At a meeting of the board of health held in the mayor’s office last evening, a resolution was unanimously adopted to do away with the public drinking cups used at drinking places about the city and condemning the use of roller towels in hotels and restaurants.

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25 years Dec. 7, 1987 DALLAS (AP) — You can start etching the numbers onto the Hall of Fame plaque and ship it to Cooperstown for display beginning in 1992: 14,053 at-bats, 4,256 hits, 3,562 games. Pete Rose says he’s played his final game. Rose, the Cincinnati Reds’ manager, officially announced his retirement Monday at baseball’s winter meetings, and said he was surprised anybody thought he’d take another at-bat. “I thought I already retired,” Rose said. “I never played all season, so I never saw the reason to make a formal announcement. I’m not going to throw the ball again, go to bat again … I’m retired.” ––––– Cold weather activities were focused on by the Sidney Recreation Board Monday. Recreation Coordinator Robert New reported on plans to open a new ice skating rink in the Baumgardner area, located north of the entrance to Tawawa Park. Water will be placed in the rink area, which has already been prepared, when temperatures drop low enough. It was decided not to go to the expense of putting a clay liner in the new rink, but to wait and see if it will hold water without a liner, New said.

Dec. 7, 1937 Forecast for Friday, Dec. 7 Botkins High School smothered Russia 49 to MICH. 15 to remain undefeated Cleveland and in first place in the Toledo 54° | 43° 55° | 43° Shelby County basketYoungstown ball league over the 54° | 37° weekend. Jackson CenMansfield PA. ter and Houston re57° | 39° mained tied for second after the former defeated Green Township Columbus Dayton 20 to 18; while the latter 55° | 45° 54° | 43° was winning over Perry Township 39 to 23. Fort Cincinnati Loramie downed Anna 57° | 46° 29 to 14 in the other county contest. Portsmouth ––––– 59° | 46° W.VA. Members of the SidKY. © 2012 Wunderground.com ney High School championship football squad ThunderIce Flurries Cloudy storms will be guests of the SidPartly ney Retail Merchants Rain Showers Snow Cloudy Association at its reguWeather Underground • AP lar meeting Monday AccuWeather.com forecast for daytime conditions, low/high temperatures evening. The meeting will be the last one of the year and the occasion is being used to show appreciation to the football team that won the Miami Valley league You don’t know if an tains milk sugar, lactose, a championship and finenlarged gland has cancer natural ingredient, not an ished the season without cells in it. The PSA blood added one. An 8-ounce a defeat and only one tie. test, flawed as it is, pro- glass of milk has approxi50 years vides some evidence for mately 12 grams of lacDec. 7, 1962 cancer. Biopsy of the gland tose, 48 calories — not a Daniel W. Helman is the ultimate cancer huge calorie load. You can continue to was installed as wortest. A urologist will solve drink milk. It’s a rich shipful master of Temthis problem for you. The booklet on prostate source of calcium for your perance Lodge No. 73 F. enlargement and prostate bones, with 300 mg in 8 & A.M. at the annual incancer deals with these ounces. It also has a stallation service held common male problems in healthy supply of many Thursday evening in the detail. Readers can order vitamins, including vitaa copy by writing: Dr. mins B-1, B-2, A, C and D. Donohue — No. 1001, Box Eight ounces of milk has 536475, Orlando, FL 150 calories. The same 32853-6475. Enclose a amount of skim milk has check or money order (no 86. cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Drs. Donohue and Can. with the recipient’s printed name and ad- Roach regret that they are dress. Please allow four unable to answer individual letters, but will incorweeks for delivery. porate them in the column DEAR DRS. DONO- whenever possible. ReadHUE AND ROACH: ers may write the doctors Since my blood sugar has or request an order form of been going up, I have be- available health newsletcome a label reader. Re- ters at P.O. Box 536475, cently I was stunned to Orlando, FL 32853-6475 read how much sugar is in or email ToYourGoodmilk. Is that natural, or is Healthmed.cornell.edu it added to milk? Should I with medical questions. continue to drink milk? — Readers also may order health newsletters from P.D. Sudoku puzzles also appear on the Sidney Daily News website at www.sidneydailynews.com. ANSWER: Milk con- www.rbmamall.com.

Treating enlarged prostate the DEAR DRS. To your through gland. A large DONOHUE good gland presses on AND ROACH: I have to trot to the health the bladder and bathroom many Dr. Paul G. obstructs the urethra. That’s why times during the Donohue many men with a day and many and large gland have more times at Dr. Keith to run to the bathnight. Is this due Roach room so often — to my prostate they cannot comgland? I’m 74 and wasn’t bothered by bath- pletely empty their bladroom visits a year ago. der. You don’t have to jump Does this mean surgery for me? How do I know if to surgery right off the this is prostate cancer? — bat. Medicines often solve the problem. One class of R.R. ANSWER: Odds are medicines stops the forceyou have benign prostatic ful bladder contractions hyperplasia, the official that signal an urgent name for a large prostate need to void. Uroxatral, gland. In their 40s, a quar- Flomax and Rapaflo are ter of males have a gland examples of this drug that’s larger than normal. family. Their effect is seen In their 70s, 80 percent of within a week. Another men have an enlarged family of drugs shrinks gland. Not all these men the gland. Avodart and have symptoms like re- Proscar are two such peated trips to the bath- medicines. Their effect room, a hard time starting isn’t seen for up to six the urinary stream and a months. Combining both decrease in the force of the classes of drug is another stream. The prostate method of treatment. If medicine therapy gland lies directly below the urinary bladder, and fails, a variety of surgical the bladder’s drainage procedures can remedy tube, the urethra, runs the problem.

Masonic Temple. Installed with Helman, to serve during the coming year were: Harry J. Dickman, senior warden; Donald W. Starrett, senior deacon; Ronald L. Laughlin, junior deacon; Forest Friend, tyler; Gilbert E. Hall, senior steward; High Turley, junior steward; and Ralph Scanlin, trustee.

Family treats retired teacher like free baby-sitting service DEAR ABBY: I minute that one of never had a desire to them is being dropped have kids. I married a off because the father man, “Harry,” who had and his girlfriend are four, and did my duty going out. being with them on holWhen the grandchild idays, birthdays and vaarrives, Harry disapcations. I never enjoyed pears because he doesit, and I have always n’t want to be bothered. been honest regarding I served my time Dear my feelings about babywhen my stepchildren Abby sitting. were small and have Abigail Now that Harry’s looked forward to the children are grown and Van Buren day I’d no longer have to have children of their share my down time own, they think my husband with kids. and I should give up our weekThree months ago I was ends and holidays to baby-sit “surprised” with the 7-year-old their children. Harry and I have so her dad and his honey could had several serious arguments go to Atlantic City for a great about this. time. I told them I had a politiI have told his kids I do not cal function to attend at 1:30 want to watch their children. the next day; they didn’t return Harry will tell me at the last until 3:30 in the afternoon. My

husband thought it was fine to go without me! I would never have done that. I love Harry, but this is causing me major grief. Please tell me what you think about this. Oh — and did I mention they think because I was an elementary school teacher I should WANT to sit and play with their kids? It’s comparing apples to oranges. — NEARING WITS’ END IN NEW JERSEY DEAR NEARING WITS’ END: What I think is that you are being taken advantage of, and it will continue as long as you allow it, however unwillingly. The next time Harry informs you at the last minute that a grandchild is being dropped off, grab your coat and purse and tell him you are going shopping, visiting a

friend, seeing a movie or anything else that will get you out of the house. If you do, perhaps the next time his kids need a baby sitter he will suggest that they hire one. Oh, and did I mention that when you were a teacher, you were COMPENSATED for your labor? You are being used, and I hope you draw the line before you really arrive at wits’ end. DEAR ABBY: I am a 70year-old man. Many people tell me I look much younger because I have my hair colored professionally. I started dyeing my hair about 16 years ago because my children are much younger than those of most people my age. They wanted me to color my hair so that I didn’t look like

their friends grandparents. Now friends and new acquaintances make comments about me not having any gray hair at my age. So, what do I say? Should I tell them that I have my hair colored? Should I just laugh? Please advise. — TO DYE OR NOT TO DYE DEAR T.D.O.N.T.D.: Many men have their hair professionally colored these days and others do it themselves at home. It is nothing to be ashamed of. You neither have to laugh nor to divulge the secret of your eternal youth. However, since you are beginning to feel self-conscious because you feel the color of your hair isn’t age-appropriate, discuss it with your colorist. It may be time to let a little bit of gray come through at the temples.


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PUBLIC NOTICE DIRECTORY LEGAL NOTICE Clinton Township Board of Zoning Appeals Clinton Township, Shelby County, Ohio The Clinton Township Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 7:00pm in the Clinton Township Meeting building at 429 N. Fourth Ave. in Sidney, Ohio. The purpose of the meeting is to review three requests. 1. Variance for set-backs for Air Handling addition at 1389 Riverside Dr. 2. Conditional use permit for Air Handling at 1389 Riverside Dr. for outside storage. 3. Variance for set-backs for new lot for Patrick Milligan at the telecommunication tower on Dingman-Slagle Rd. The meeting is open to the public and all parties are welcome to attend. Jim Gaier, Zoning Administrator, Clinton Twp. Dec. 7 2347443

Legal Notice Loramie Township Board of Appeals Loramie Township Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on the following matters: Jerry Brock of 4361 Dawson Road, Houston, Ohio 45333, to accept the Conditional Use Permit that he is turning in for his business at his residence. The meeting will be held on 12-10-12 at 7:00 pm at the Township building located at 3505 Russia-Versailles Road. Public is invited. Larry Phlipot, Loramie Zoning Officer 937-773-3720 Dec. 7

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IN THE PROBATE COURT OF SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO ADOPTION OF: Richard Allen Lyle Case No. 2012 ADP 00018 LEGAL NOTICE TO: Richard Steiner, Jr., ADDRESS UNKNOWN You are hereby notified that on the 26th day of September, 2012, Ryan Mathew Lyle filed in this Court a Petition for Adoption of Richard Allen Steiner, III, a minor, whose date of birth is 06/16/2007, and for change of the name of the minor to Richard Allen Lyle. This Court, located at 100 E. Court St., 2nd Fl, Sidney, OH, will hear the petition on the 7th day of January, 2012 at 9:30 A.M. It is alleged in the petition, pursuant to R.C. 3107.07, that the consent of Richard Steiner, Jr., is not required due to the following: Richard Steiner, Jr., the parent has failed without justifiable cause to provide more than de minimis contact with the minor for a period of at least one year immediately preceding the filing of the adoption petition or the placement of the minor in the home of the petitioner. That the parent has failed without justifiable cause to provide for the maintenance and support of the minor as required by law or judicial decree for a period of at least one year immediately preceding the filing the adoption petition or the placement of the minor in the home of the petitioner. The father, Richard Steiner, Jr., abandoned the child. There has been no contact or support for four (4) years. “A FINAL DECREE OF ADOPTION, IF GRANTED, WILL RELIEVE YOU OF ALL PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO CONTACT THE MINOR, AND, EXCEPT WITH RESPECT TO A SPOUSE OF THE ADOPTION PETITIONER AND RELATIVES TO THAT SPOUSE, TERMINATE ALL LEGAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE MINOR AND YOU AND THE MINOR’S OTHER RELATIVES, SO THAT THE MINOR THEREAFTER IS A STRANGER TO YOU AND THE MINOR’S ORMER RELATIVES FOR ALL PURPOSES. IF YOU WISH TO CONTEST THE ADOPTION, YOU MUST FILE AN OBJECTION TO THE PETITION WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS AFTER PROOF OF SERVICE OF NOTICE OF THE FILING OF THE PETITION AND OF THE TIME AND PLACE OF HEARING IS GIVEN TO YOU. IF YOU WISH TO CONTEST THE ADOPTION, YOU MUST ALSO APPEAR AT THE HEARING. A FINAL DECREE OF ADOPTION MAY BE ENTERED IF YOU FAIL TO FILE AN OBJECTION TO THE ADOPTION PETITION OR APPEAR AT THE HEARING.” William Zimmerman, Probate Judge Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec. 7 2335118

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COUNTY : SHELBY The following applications and/or verified complaints were received, and the following draft, proposed and final actions were issued, by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) last week. The complete public notice including additional instructions for submitting comments, requesting information or a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/actions.aspx or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-644-2129 email: HClerk@epa.state.oh.us APPLICATION RECEIVED FOR AIR PERMIT CLOPAY BUILDING PRODUCTS CO 101 N. LIBERTY ST. RUSSIA, OH ACTION DATE : 11/26/2012 FACILITY DESCRIPTION: AIR IDENTIFICATION NO. : A0046231 Installation of a new wood door coating operation. Dec. 7 2347000

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO CASE NO. 12CV000300 JUDGE: STEVENSON LEGAL NOTICE IN SUIT FOR FORECLOSURE OF MORTGAGE Freedom Mortgage Corporation dba Freedom Home Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Larry A. Marr, et al., Defendants. Cresleigh Bancorp LLC, whose last known address is c/o CT Corp., statutory agent, One North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 and The Unknown Successors, Assigns and Surviving Entities of Cresleigh Bancorp LLC, all of whose residences are unknown and cannot by reasonable diligence be ascertained, will take notice that on the 7th day of September, 2012, Freedom Mortgage Corporation dba Freedom Home Mortgage Corporation filed its Complaint in the Common Pleas Court of Shelby County, Ohio in Case No. 12CV000300, on the docket of the Court, and the object and demand for relief of which pleading is to foreclose the lien of plaintiff's mortgage recorded upon the following described real estate to wit: Property Address: 5518 Patterson Halpin Road, Sidney, OH 45365 and being more particularly described in plaintiff's mortgage recorded in Mortgage Book 1751, page 780, of this County Recorder's Office. All of the above named defendants are required to answer within twenty-eight (28) days after last publication, which shall be published once a week for three consecutive weeks, or they might be denied a hearing in this case. Wayne E. Ulbrich, Trial Counsel Ohio Supreme Court Reg. #0071910 LERNER, SAMPSON & ROTHFUSS Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 5480 Cincinnati, OH 45201-5480 (513) 241-3100 attyemail@lsrlaw.com Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 2344655


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City to pick up yard waste The city of Sidney has completed leaf pickup for the season, city officials said. December’s yard waste pickup will be next week. Yard waste should be at the curb by 7:30 a.m. Monday. This includes any remaining leaves. Weather permitting, it may take more than a week to collect the yard waste. In order for yard waste to be collected, including leaves, the following guidelines must be met: • Yard waste must be contained by box, trash can, biodegradable bag or bundled. • All yard waste requires yard waste tags on each box, trash can, biodegradable bag or bundle of material. • Bundles must be wrapped with rope or heavy twine (no wire) and cannot exceed 60 pounds. • Brush must be no larger than 2 inches in diameter, cannot exceed 4 feet in length, and cannot exceed 60 pounds. For further information, call city Service Center at 498-8117.

Overs goes to Purdue orientation WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Emily Overs, of DeGraff, was among students participating in the annual Boiler Gold Rush program at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus recently. The mission of Boiler Gold Rush is to orient new students and their families during their transition to Purdue by creating a fun and stimulating environment, providing access to opportunities on Purdue’s campus and in the Lafayette/West Lafayette community, and by offering meaningful activities and leadership opportunities to encourage student success.

Trustees set year-end meeting PORT JEFFERSON — The Salem Township Trustees will meet Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. for a combined year-end and reorganizational meeting. The meeting will be held in the township building, 17500 State Route 47. There will be no regular township meeting in January.

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Savannah College of Art and Design SAVANNAH, Ga. — Lindsay Schlagetter, of Sidney, was named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a gradepoint average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the dean’s list.

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Residents recall Christmas traditions in foreign countries BY FRED HERRON Each year, those of us who live in 21st century America could probably find our way through the Christmas season with both eyes closed. We begin to see the first Christmas ads just before Thanksgiving; then there is Black Friday and now Cyber Monday. Trees are usually put up just after Thanksgiving, admonitions abound to remember the reason for the season, and bell ringers grace the entrances to stores marked in their traditional red. But modern American Christmas traditions aren’t shared everywhere, nor have they always been the same. Renate Schmidt, of Sidney, was a native of Germany back in the early to mid-part of the last century. One of the most striking differences in the old German Christmas Photo provided celebration is the figure of THE BOLO dos reis, a type of fruitcake, is a Christmas tradition in Portugal. Bolo dos deis means Santa Claus. The Santa of “three kings,” from the tradition of the three wise men who traveled to see the baby Jesus. Schmidt’s Germany was more of a stern figure. made it as big as they Day it would be turkey or sleigh with his little elves Stern Santa wanted.” After moving to the calling at your door for a do- lamb or some other meat. “Santa wasn’t the fun and nation. This was great for the But it was bolo dos reis, a United States, Harshbarger nice Santa,” Schmidt said of little ones as it was their first type of fruitcake, that was a said she passed the tradition the gift-giver who is depicted glimpse of Father Christmas very significant tradition. on to her own children, who as jolly in the United States. for that year.” Bolo dos deis means “three also enjoyed it. “He would carry the ‘rute’ (a Instead of Santa Claus, kings,” from the tradition of Fearnley said they also bundle of twigs used to swat had “crackers” on the table — the three wise men who trav- tradition said it was the someone, similar to a Baby Jesus who brought not the type you eat but more eled to see the baby Jesus. switch).” She noted he was gifts. Reverendo said when they of a large decorative party “giving, but stern,” and that “The kids are sent to bed made the cake they would favor made of paper. You he “believed in tradition.” would pull the end until the hide “a dried fava bean and a early,” Harshbarger said. “If Schmidt said that on little present, like a charm or they didn’t go to bed on time, paper gave way and inside Christmas “you’d have to re- would be a party hat, a toy a toy. When the cake was cut, Baby Jesus wouldn’t come.” cite a poem, and if you Harshbarger also said that and a joke. These were tradi- whoever got the bean had to messed up he’d (swat) you.” tional for many years. Origi- make the cake the next year. how a child behaved throughBut she emphasized that it Whoever got the gift, got the out the year wasn’t emphanally, they would have wasn’t in a harsh or abusive contained a gift for the guest gift.” Today, Reverendo said sized at Christmas, only way. Nevertheless, Schmidt but in recent years it turned she has retained the Christ- going to bed on time. She said, “I used to hate Christmas food traditions from her said the adults would go to into a bit of fun before dinmas because of the rute.” And ner, Fearnley said. “They also native Portugal, except for a midnight Mass and then dine unlike Christmas here, on a special dish. time-consuming food called put a small paper snap inSchmidt said the “tree had a side so it would crack when filhoses, which is like an elespecial room that was walled ripped to add to the chilphant ear, that women would off — kids weren’t allowed in dren’s delight.” spend most of the day because Santa was working.” preparing. American way No one was allowed into the Nowadays, Fearnley celeColombia room to see the tree and the brates Christmas in a more Then there is Luz Harshdecorations until Christmas. American way and retains barger from Anna, a retired “If Santa came,” Schmidt very little of his English tra- Wright State University said, “they’d ring a bell and Spanish professor. In her nadition. the doors were opened.” tive land of Colombia, in Carmen Reverendo hails Now in America, Schmidt from Portugal. Currently, she South America, they didn’t has adapted to the culture, use the Christmas tree, nor teaches sixth-grade reading something she thinks is imdid they incorporate Santa at Sidney Middle School. portant. However, she retains When it comes to Christmas Claus in their Christmas cela few small traditional eletradition in her native land, ebrations. Instead, families ments such as looking for the she said, “We always put our — including children — “pickle and the peanut.” She boots by the chimney. There would construct something said, “They get a prize for called a pesebre, which is a were little presents in them Photo provided finding it. Losers get a prize in the morning. A lot of peovery detailed manger scene ACCORDING TO Christmas but not a big one.” featuring much more than ple didn’t have trees.” tradition in Germany, Santa England the baby Jesus, Mary and “A lot of the traditions Claus would carry a “rute” Ralph Fearnley, also of Joseph. were food-based,” she said. (shown here), a bundle of Sidney, said that the Christ- On Christmas Eve they “Kids had fun trying to twigs that he used to swat mas holiday in England is make it,” she said. “They would prepare for a codfish kids who failed to recite a more like Thanksgiving Day dish and then on Christmas used their imagination. They poem properly. in the U.S. “Christmas is the main gathering day of the year when families get together and eat dinner around the table,” he said. “Later in the evening we would have a buffet of what was left over from the meal earlier and then all sit down to watch the ‘Morcambe and Wise’ Christmas special. These guys were one of the original comedy tag teams and were very funny. Oh, and of course, some beer and other liquid refreshments were handed out to the ones old enough to partake.” Fearnley said “gifts are shared early in the day, sometimes as late as dinner. That was so you can get the wrapping paper out of the way before the dinner starts … an average room in a house in England is 15 by 15 feet, so when you have a large family you may be struggling for room to put For photo reprints, visit www.sidneydailynews.com SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg anything.” As to other elements of his English Christmas heritage, Fearnley commented that Colton Dickman, 3, of Sidney, paints a wooden snowflake at the Amos Memorial Public Li“the Rotary Club would come brary Saturday during Christmas festivities that included Santa Claus and a real reindeer. around the avenues of our Colton is the son of Michelle and Greg Dickman. subdivision with Father Christmas (Santa) on a

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Fast start propels Anna past Russia ANNA — Anna jumped all over Russia in the early going and rolled to an impressive 62-39 victory over the Lady Raiders in County girlsbasketball action Thursday. The win puts the defending league champs at 3-0 in the league and 4-1 overall. Russia drops to 2-1 in the league and 3-2 on the season. “We got on them early and didn’t let up,” said Billing. Cayla Bensman led the Lady Rockets with 16 points and Avery Bensman added 10. Two others, Natalie Billing and Erica Huber, added nine. For Russia, Kylie Wilson finished with 16 points.

County girls Basketball standings League All W-L W-L Anna . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 4-1 Loramie. . . . . . . . . 2-0 4-0 Russia . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 3-2 Botkins . . . . . . . . . 1-1 4-1 Houston. . . . . . . . . 1-2 2-4 Fairlawn . . . . . . . . 0-2 0-3 Jackson Center . . . 0-3 0-4 Thursday’s scores Fort Loramie 63, Houston 12 Anna 62, Russia 39 Botkins 51, Jackson Center 37

Totals: 28-5-63. Score by quarters: Houston ..........................2 7 8 12 Loramie ........................21 37 50 63 Three-pointers: Houston 0, LoRussia (39) Borchers 1-0-2; Daniel 3-0-8; ramie 2 (Imwalle 2). Records: Fort Loramie 4-0, HousHeaton 1-0-2; Meyer 2-1-5; Sherman 1-0-2; Wilson 6-4-16; York 2-0-4. To- ton 2-4. Reserve score: Loramie 66, tals: 16-5-39. Houston 16. Anna (62) —— A. Bensman 3-3-10; Huber 3-2-9; Ch. Bensman 3-0-6; Ka. Blankenship Trojans Lady 3-0-6; Billing 4-1-9; C. Bensman 8-0win fourth 16; Rioch 1-0-2; Watercutter 2-0-4. Totals: 27-6-62. JACKSON CENTER — Score by quarters: Botkins upped its overall Russia .............................6 19 30 39 mark to 4-1 with a 51-37 vicAnna..............................18 35 55 62 tory over Jackson Center in Three-pointers: Russia 2 (Daniel another County girls game 2); Anna 1 (A. Bensman, Huber). Records: Anna 4-1, Russia 3-2. Thursday.

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RUSSIA’S LAUREN Heaton looks to pass the ball as she’s pressured by Anna’s Erica Huber (left) and Sydney Rioch in girls high school basketball action Thursday night at Anna.

Hillis reacts tersely to Thomas’ comments KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Peyton Hillis lashed back at former teammate Joe Thomas on Thursday, comparing the Browns’ offensive tackle to a “crazy ex-girlfriend” after he made disparaging comments about the Kansas City Chiefs running back. Thomas told reporters in Cleveland on Wednesday that Hillis didn’t always play hard during his time with the Browns. He also accused Hillis of creating a “toxic” environment in the locker room by putting his contract situation ahead of the team. “Joe Thomas, he can have his opinions all he wants,” Hillis said Thursday. “It’s kind of like a crazy ex-girlfriend, you know? It’s been over a year. Get over it. But I don’t know. I guess when you get paid over $100 million by one team, it’s kind of easy to point the finger at another guy and hate on him for trying to get another contract.” The salty words are sure to add another layer of intrigue to Sunday’s game in Cleveland between the Chiefs and Browns. Besides Hillis, other former Browns making their return include quarterback Brady Quinn, coach Romeo Crennel and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. “I’m not talking bad about anybody,” Hillis said. “I’m just trying to go on with my life, like anybody else, and just play. You know, try to make a living.” Hillis was a breakout star with the Browns in 2011, rushing for 1,177 yards and scoring 11 touchdowns. His hard-nosed playing style made him a fan favorite, and he was even selected to grace the cover of that year’s edition of the Madden video game. He openly campaigned for a long-term contract with the Browns, and according to Thomas, that proved to be the start of the problems. “He was everything people knew about him ‚Äî hardworking, blue-collar, tough, would do anything for anybody on the team,” Thomas

Loramie rolls to easy victory Fort Loramie cruised to an easy County win, jumping out to a 21-2 lead after a quarter and going on to rout Houston 63-12 in girls basketball Thursday. The win keeps the Lady Redskins perfect on the year at 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the County. Houston is now 2-4 and 1-2. Megan Imwalle led Loramie in scoring with 14 and Darian Rose and Amanda Holdheide added 12 apiece. Holdheide added 10 rebounds for a double-double. Meg Westerheide finished with seven steals as the Lady Redskins forced Houston into 29 turnovers. Houston (12) Phipps 2-2-6; A. Stang 2-0-4; Cox 0-1-1; Booher 0-1-1. Totals: 4-4-12. Fort Loramie (63) Turner 3-0-6; Imwalle 6-0-14; Benanzer 1-0-2; Westerheide 2-0-4; Meyer 1-1-3; Rose 5-2-12; Holdheide 5-2-12; Meyer 3-0-6; Ordean 2-0-4.

Botkins is also 1-1 in the County while Jackson falls to 0-3 in the league and 0-4 overall. Botkins rolled to an 11-3 lead after a quarter and never looked back. Claire McCullough had 17 to lead the way and Logan Pitts added 14. For Jackson Center, Hannah Meyer led the way with 14 and Haley Elchert added 13, including 5-for-6 from the line. Botkins (51) Koch 0-2-2; McCullough 6-4-17; Kramer 1-4-6; Bergman 3-0-8; Schneider 1-1-3; Pitts 6-2-14, Goettemoeller 1-0-2. Totals: 17-13-51. Jackson Center(37) Esser 1-1-3; Elchert 3-5-13; Meyer 6-2-14; Fogt 1-0-2; Zimpfer 1-1-3; Metz 1-0-2. Totals: 13-9-37. Score by quarter: Botkins .........................11 19 34 51 Jackson ............................3 7 24 37 Three-pointers: Botkins 3 (Bergman 2, McCullough); Jackson Center 2 (Elchert 2). Records: Botkins 4-1, Jackson Center 0-4. Reserve score: Jackson Center 40, Botkins 38, OT

NHL rejects players offer to break labor impasse

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KANSAS CITY Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis (40) is knocked out of bounds by Carolina Panthers strong safety Charles Godfrey. 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 a game with strep throat on the advice of his agent, Kennard McGuire. He missed several others with a hamstring injury, and while he was rehabbing one week, left the team and missed a treatment to get married in Arkansas. “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 and you should be getting treatment, to go do your own thing repeatedly was just disrespectful more than anything to his teammates.” Thomas was one of several veterans who encouraged Hillis to clean up his act. “People who thought they were very close friends with him, he wouldn’t listen to any-

body,” Thomas said. “He thought he knew the right way to do it and it ended up not being the right way and hurting everybody. Not just himself. It was a tough situation.” Hillis never received a long-term deal from the Browns and ultimately became a free agent. He signed a one-year deal with Kansas City in the offseason, but has failed to provide the kind of hard-nosed alternative to speedy running back Jamaal Charles that the Chiefs had hoped. He’s run for only 193 yards and scored his lone touchdown last week. “I don’t have any bitterness or resentment or regrets. I did what I did,” Hillis said. “There are always regrets in every process, or things you wish you did better, but now is now, and I have to do what’s best for me now.” Hillis missed several weeks this season with what was described as a high ankle sprain.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL and the players’ association are further apart than ever before. Union executive director Donald Fehr began the first of his two news conferences Thursday night by proclaiming he believed the sides had agreements on such issues as actual dollars, and then returned moments later to reveal the NHL rejected everything his side offered. Hot-button topics such as the “make-whole” provision on existing contracts not only weren’t settled, but are no longer being offered by the league. Forget that owners were willing to pay up to $300 million to cover the costs, and Commissioner Gary Bettman countered by saying the entire concept is off the table ‚Äî along with everything else the league offered during the previous two days of talks. “They knew there was a major gulf between us and yet they came down here and told you we were close,” deputy commissioner Bill Daly said about Fehr’s remarks. When the NHL agreed to increase its make-whole offer of deferred payments from $211 million to $300 million it was part of a proposed package that required the union to agree on

three nonnegotiable points. Instead, the players’ association accepted the raise in funds, but then made counterproposals on the issues the league stated had no wiggle room. That ended Thursday’s long-awaited meeting after just an hour and sent the NHL negotiating team back to the league office. “I am disappointed beyond belief,” Bettman said. The sides won’t meet faceto-face again before Saturday at the earliest. While Bettman insisted that a drop-dead date to have a deal that would preserve a season with “integrity” hasn’t been established — even internally — clearly there isn’t a whole lot of time to work out an agreement. “I’m surprised,” Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby said. “We feel like we moved in their direction.” The 2004-05 season was lost completely before the players’ association accepted a deal that included a salary cap for the first time. While no major philosophical issues such as that exist in these negotiations, the sides still don’t appear to be ready to come to an agreement. “It looks like this is not going to be resolved in the immediate future,” Fehr said.


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Bengals’ ‘Pacman’ has no love for former team CINCINNATI (AP) — Adam “Pacman” Jones loves Cowboys owner Jerry Jones but not his team, which let him go after one season that was disappointing allaround and became a turning point for his troubled career. The 29-year-old cornerback has revived his career with Cincinnati, earning a regular role on defense and special teams. The Bengals (7-5) have won four in a row heading into their game against the Cowboys (66) on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. It’ll be Jones’ first time playing against the Cowboys since they released him following a 2008 season that included a six-game suspension for getting into an alcohol-related scuffle with a bodyguard provided by the team. have nothing “I against them,” said Jones, who is friends with cornerback Mike Jenkins. “I have no love for the Cowboys. I have all the love for the Bengals.” Jones was suspended repeatedly during his first three seasons in the

‘Pacman’ Jones league with Tennessee, a team that eventually gave up on him, as well. The Cowboys took a chance, trading a fourthround pick to get him before the 2008 season. Jones played in nine games for the Cowboys, starting six, but didn’t snare an interception. He returned 21 punts but averaged only 4.5 yards. He got into the scuffle that drew another suspension and ended his stay in Dallas. The Cowboys waived him on Feb. 9, 2009, and he was out of the league for a year before Cincinnati brought him aboard for the 2010 season. Jones has settled down and turned into a mainstay on defense, on the field for at least 70 percent of the plays during Cincinnati’s four wins. Jones also is third in

the NFL with an average of 15.3 yards per punt return. He ran one back 81 yards for a against touchdown Cleveland. “I’m happy that the Bengals did me right,” Jones said. “A little time, a little confidence and the opportunity. They’ve been patient with me through the ups and downs. Now that I get the time, I’m getting a lot of confidence.” Coach Marvin Lewis said Jones has been receptive to coaching and putting in the time to become better. “He is under foot daily, in both defense and special teams, and that’s helpful,” Lewis said. “Anybody who is worth his salt and wants to be a great player in the NFL needs to be coached and wants to be coached. I think that is the step that he has really warmed to over his time here with us.” Lewis said Jones “was longing for that, he needed that” when he signed with Cincinnati, which has expanded his role as he has grown. “We’re really getting into the inner guy that’s

Reds announce spring schedule CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds have announced their 2013 Cactus League exhibition schedule. The defending National League Central Division Champions open the spring training season with three games against Ohio rival Cleveland Indians on Feb. 2224 at Goodyear Ballpark. Fans can catch the Reds in action at the beautiful Goodyear Ballpark, which will be celebrating its five-year anniversary this spring. The Ballpark opened in time for the 2009 spring training season and has served as the Reds spring training home since 2010. The Reds will play 38 exhibition games during the spring season, including 20 at Goodyear Ballpark, and host such Cactus League opponents as World Series champion San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and more. As part of the 2013 World Baseball Classic the Reds will host the Canadian National Baseball Team at Goodyear on March 6. Additionally, the Reds will play two exhibition games vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on March 29 and 30.

2013 CINCINNATI REDS SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE Day, Date Opponent Friday, Feb. 22. . . . . . . Cleveland Indians Saturday, Feb. 23 . . . . Cleveland Indians Sunday, Feb. 24 . . . . . . Cleveland Indians Monday, Feb. 25 . . . . . Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, Feb. 26 . . . . . San Diego Padres Wednesday, Feb. 27 . . . . . Ariz. D’backs Thursday, Feb. 28 . . . . Ariz. D’backs (SS) Thursday, Feb. 28 . . . . . Colo. Rockies(ss) Friday, March 1 . . . . . Kansas City Royals Saturday, March 2 . . . Chicago White Sox Sunday, March 3 . . . . Kansas City Royals Monday, March 4. . . . . . . Ariz. D’backs Tuesday, March 5 . . . . Los Angeles Angels Wednesday, March 6 Canadian Nat’l Team Thursday, March 7 . . . . . . . Off Day Friday, March 8. . . . . . . LA Dodgers (ss) Friday, March 8. . . . . . Chicago Cubs (SS) Saturday, March 9 . . . Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, March 10. . . . Chicago White Sox Monday, March 11 . . . . . . . . Off Day Tuesday, March 12 . . . . . . LA Dodgers Wednesday, March 13 . San Fran. Giants Thursday, March 14. . . Seattle Mariners Friday, March 15 . . . . . Colorado Rockies Saturday, March 16 . . . . SF Giants(SS) Saturday, March 16 . . Milw. Brewers (ss) Sunday, March 17 . . . . Cleveland Indians Monday, March 18 . . . . Colorado Rockies Tuesday, March 19 . . . Chicago White Sox Wednesday, March 20 . . . . OFF DAY Thursday, March 21 . . Oakland Athletics Friday, March 22 . . . . . . . LA Dodgers Saturday, March 23 . . . . Texas Rangers Sunday, March 24 . . . . . Texas Rangers Monday, March 25 . . . . Seattle Mariners Tuesday, March 26 . . . . . Chicago Cubs Wednesday, March 27 . San Diego Padres Thursday, March 28 . . . . . KC Royals Friday, March 29 . . . . . . . Ariz. D’backs Saturday, March 30 . . Cleve. Indians (SS) Saturday, March 30 . . . Ariz. D’backs(SS) Sunday, March 31 . . . . . . . . Off Day Monday, April 1. . . . . . . OPENING DAY

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got so much ability and talent,” Lewis said. Jones didn’t want to rehash his time in Dallas, although he said he’s so eager for the game that he probably won’t sleep on Saturday night. “I just want to win,” he said. “Whatever we need to do to win the game, we must do it. I don’t have any bad blood over there, but I don’t care about them.” He said he’s still fond of their owner. “I love Jerry with all my heart,” he said. “I’m not going to get into what I don’t like about them, but it’s not about Jerry. He’s done a lot for me.” Jones said it’s a different feeling than he has for Tennessee, where he was close to coach Jeff Fisher. “In Dallas, a lot of (stuff) is fairytale, I should say,” Jones said. “It’s not real life. They don’t tell you how it really is. I have nothing against Tennessee. My coach down there is a great friend and father figure to me. I have no hard feelings against none of them, but down deep, this is the one you want.”

OHSAA receives petition

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COLUMBUS — Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Direcmet Thursday tors morning in Columbus and acknowledged receipt of a formal petition to place a referendum item on the ballot this spring to create separate OHSAA tournaments for public and non-public schools. The petition was received before the Dec. 1 deadline and with the appropriate number of signatures (75 total signatures of member school principals with at least five signatures from each of the OHSAA’s six districts) as mandated by Article 8 of the OHSAA Constitution. The annual referendum voting period is May 1-15, with each member high school having one vote cast by the principal. Before the referendum voting period begins, the OHSAA will explain the referendum item and provide additional information on the issue to the membership. The OHSAA membership voted down similar proposals in 1978 and 1994.

Oklahoma City 15 4 .789 — Utah. . . . . . . . . 10 10 .500 5½ Denver . . . . . . . 9 10 .474 6 Minnesota. . . . . 8 9 .471 6 Portland . . . . . . 8 11 .421 7 Pacific Division L.A. Clippers . . 12 6 .667 — Golden State . . 11 7 .611 1 L.A. Lakers. . . . 9 10 .474 3½ Phoenix. . . . . . . 7 12 .368 5½ Sacramento . . . 5 12 .294 6½ Wednesday's Games New York 100, Charlotte 98 Indiana 99, Portland 92 Boston 104, Minnesota 94 Golden State 104, Detroit 97 L.A. Lakers 103, New Orleans 87 Atlanta 108, Denver 104 Chicago 95, Cleveland 85 San Antonio 110, Milwaukee 99

Utah 87, Orlando 81 Sacramento 107, Toronto 100 L.A. Clippers 112, Dallas 90 Thursday's Games New York at Miami, 8 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Denver at Indiana, 7 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Memphis at New Orleans, 8 Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Toronto at Utah, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m.

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SPORTS IN BRIEF Bengals waive Jeff Faine CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals have signed kicker Josh Brown to fill in for the injured Mike Nugent, who hurt his right calf and didn't practice Wednesday. Brown played five seasons with Seattle and four with St. Louis. He kicked for the Jets in preseason and was released on Aug. 27. Also on Thursday, the Bengals (7-5) waived center Jeff Faine, opening the way for Kyle Cook to return from an ankle injury suffered in the final preseason game. Faine played in the first eight games, starting seven, while Cook recovered from surgery on his right ankle.

Rodman must pay 500K ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been found in contempt of court and ordered to pay $500,000 in overdue child support to his ex-wife. An attorney for Rodman's ex-wife Michelle said Thursday that the flamboyant basketball player was also sentenced to informal probation. City News Service reports that Orange County Superior Court Commissioner Barry Michaelson warned Rodman he could face jail time if he didn't pay the child support. Rodman and his ex-wife still must work out custody arrangements.

Te’o wins Camp award LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has won the Walter Camp national player of the year. The award, announced Thursday by Walter Camp Football Foundation prior to the College Football Awards show, is voted on by the 124 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors. Te’o beat out finalists and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Kansas State quarterback Collin Te’o Klein, USC receiver Marqise Lee and Oregon running back Kenjon Barner. The Fighting Irish senior becomes the third defensive player to win and fourth Notre Dame player to be selected. It is also the fourth national award Te'o has won, having already been awarded the Butkus Award, Bronco Nagurski Trophy and Lombardi Award.

Twins sign former Red MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Jared Burton on a two-year, $5.5 million contract that includes a club option for the 2015 season. The deal was worked out Thursday at baseball's winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn. The 31-year-old Burton had five saves and a 2.18 ERA in 62 innings with 16 walks and 55 strikeouts in 2012, his first season with the Twins. Burton became the primary eighth-inning setup man for closer Glen Perkins. Burton previously pitched for the Cincinnati Reds.

Uniform brings $756,000 NEW YORK (AP) — The uniform Don Larsen was wearing when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history has sold for $756,000. The former New York Yankees' right-hander achieved perfection in Game 5 of the 1956 Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The pinstriped uniform with No. 18 on the back received 22 bids in an on- NEW YORK Yankees line auction on Steiner- great Don Larsen with sports.com. The winning his 1956 perfect game bidder was Pete Siegel, uniform. CEO of GottaHaveIt.com. The price includes a 20 percent buyer's fee above the final bid of $630,000. Larsen said he was auctioning off the uniform to pay for his grandchildren's education. Steiner Sports had predicted the uniform could sell for as much as $2 million.

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

BASKETBALL NBA standings National Basketball Association The Associated Press EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York . . . . . 13 4 .765 — Brooklyn . . . . . 11 6 .647 2 Boston . . . . . . . 10 8 .556 3½ Philadelphia . . 10 8 .556 3½ Toronto . . . . . . . 4 15 .211 10 Southeast Division Miami . . . . . . . 12 4 .750 — Atlanta . . . . . . 10 5 .667 1½ Charlotte . . . . . 7 10 .412 5½ Orlando. . . . . . . 7 11 .389 6 Washington . . . 2 13 .133 9½ Central Division Chicago . . . . . . . 9 8 .529 — Indiana . . . . . . 10 9 .526 — Milwaukee . . . . 8 9 .471 1 Detroit . . . . . . . 6 14 .300 4½ Cleveland . . . . . 4 15 .211 6 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Memphis . . . . . 13 3 .813 ½ San Antonio. . . 15 4 .789 — Houston . . . . . . 9 8 .529 5 Dallas . . . . . . . . 8 10 .444 6½ New Orleans . . 5 12 .294 9 Northwest Division

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