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December 10, 2011

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Europe forges fiscal union Sees way out of crisis BY GABRIELE STEINHAUSER Associated Press





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DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3A today: • Martha L. Miller • Karen S. Hewitt • Donald R. Thompson Jr., Ph.D

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TODAY’S THOUGHT “Journalists were never intended to be the cheerleaders of a society, the conductors of applause, the sycophants. Tragically, that is their assigned role in authoritarian societies, but not here — not yet.” — Chet Huntley (19111974)

BRUSSELS (AP) — Working almost to exhaustion and persuading countries one by one, European leaders agreed Friday to redefine their continent — hoping that by joining their fiscal fortunes they might stop a crippling debt crisis, save the euro currency and prevent worldwide economic chaos. Only one country said no: Britain. It will risk isolation while the rest of the continent plots its future. The coalition came together in a marathon negotiating session among the 27 European Union heads of government — hard bargaining that began with dinner Thursday evening and ended after 4 a.m., when red-eyed officials appeared before weary journalists to explain their proposed treaty. It was a major step forward in the long, postwar march toward European integration. It was two decades ago, on Dec. 9 and 10, 1991, that European negotiators drafted a treaty in Maastricht, Netherlands, to unite their politics, create a central bank and, one day, invent a common currency. Friday’s agreement — 23 countries are in favor and three more say they are open to the idea — would force countries to submit their budgets for central review and limit the deficits they can run. The hope is that it will stem a crisis over sovereign debt that consumed Greece, spread to Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Spain, and threatens to explode into a worldwide financial crisis capable of pushing the global economy into recession. “This is the breakthrough to the stability union,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “We are using the crisis as an See EUROPE/Page 5A

State Rep. Adams to seek re-election State Rep. John Adams, RSidney, announced Friday his plans to seek re-election as representative of the 85th Ohio House District — which will include all of Champ a i g n Adams County and portions of Shelby and Logan counties — during the upcoming General Assembly Adams noted that during this 2011 legislative session he helped the Ohio House to balance an $8 billion budget deficit without raising taxes on Ohioans, while concurrently helping to reduce the regulatory and tax burden on businesses. In order to help the state of

Ohio take advantage of its homegrown natural resources, Adams also sponsored House Bill 133 to create the Oil and Gas Leasing Commission and establish a procedure for leasing state-owned lands for safe oil and gas extraction. “As a father and smallbusiness owner, representing our communities is very personal for me,” Adams said. “Ohio is at a crossroads, and the decisions we make — or don’t make — will affect our families and our businesses for years to come. Lawmakers need to understand the importance of tackling the difficult issues today, regardless of how easy or entrenched the status quo might be. I hope to be able to represent the 85th District in the Statehouse because I know that I will not See ADAMS/Page 3A

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Cold for a cause Joe Laber, from Hits 105.5, had to strip down to his boxers during the Salvation Army’s Stuff the Bus Toy Drive in front of Sidney Walmart on Friday. He continued to broadcast wearing only Snoopy slippers, his boxers and a T-shirt for an hour from 1 to 2 p.m. following a bet from last year’s Stuff the Bus when his side of the bus wasn’t as full as the other side.

Church plans Winter Market Though the harvest season is over, a local church plans to rekindle Sidney’s popular farmer’s market, giving it a wintertime twist. The Winter Market at First Christian Church, set to debut Dec. 17, is being scheduled as a once-a-month opportunity for area residents to stay connected with their favorite vendors from the Great Downtown Sidney Farmer’s Market operated from June to October by the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, according to the Rev. Phil Chilcote, the market will introduce seasonal shoppers to several new vendors. The Winter Market is currently scheduled for every third Saturday from December through April, with the possibility of an event in May if the downtown market does not extend its season to begin earlier in 2012. Familiar vendors at the market will include Barb Kuck, who plans to offer bread and other baked goods as she does during the downtown market. “I’ve been to a winter market in larger cities and even though it’s once a month, it is something that people can look forward to, and a way to stay connected with their customers who want their product but wouldn’t otherwise be able to get it unless you know them personally,” Kuck said. Hours for the event will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Organizers for the market at First Christian Church, located at 320 E. Russell Road, have secured more than one dozen vendors planning to offer baked goods, jams and jellies and crafts, among other items, and additional vendors are welcome. In addition, the Shelby County Massage Therapy group will be set up at the market. Chilcote said that although the idea for the market was originally to offer a platform for those vendors already familiar to Sidney residents, the indoor setting opens the door for some vendors offering seasonal items that can’t be offered during the traditional season. Kuck said the market would be a great place for someone selling wool and other fibers, meat products fresh from the farm and other “nontraditional” items not currently being offered. Gardeners with hot houses would be welcome to sell produce as well. See MARKET/Page 3A


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WEDNESDAY -12:13 p.m.: search. Sidney Police performed a narcotics search warrant at 515 Culvert St. No arrests were made and the investigation is pending.

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“No, less. I’ve lost my job.”

Jerry Harrod Botkins Owner of Harrod Memorials “Same, because she (spouse) wants to.”

Charles Freeman Botkins Retired “As much or more. My kids are getting older, grandkids are getting older and more greatgrandkids.”

Jen Molitor Sidney Banker “Less, because money’s tighter this year. My kids already have everything they want, so just keeping it simpler.”

Tonya Beard Sidney Bank teller “More, it’s always more. Kids are getting older. They want more expensive things.”

Scott Barr Anna Bank manager “My wife does the shopping.”

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Fire, rescue FRIDAY -8:52 a.m.: accident. Anna Rescue, Botkins Fire and Jackson Center Rescue responded to the 100 block of South Main Street on a report of a two-vehicle accident. No further information was available. -5:58 a.m.: accident. Maplewood Fire and Perry-Port-Salem Rescue responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident in the 18500 block of

Meranda Road. The report was handled by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. -5:29 a.m.: fire. Russia Fire and Houston Fire responded to a report of a vehicle fire at 2888 State Route 66. THURSDAY -6:35 p.m.: accident. Fort Loramie Rescue and Fire responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hilgefort and Schlater roads. No further information was available at press time.


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SUBWAY HAS opened at a new location at 1240 Wapakoneta Ave.

Subway opens at new site BY JENNIFER BUMGARNER Subway held a grand opening Friday at its new location at 1240 Wapakoneta Ave. Subway was once in the Clark station on Wapakoneta Avenue and closed on Nov. 30. Part of the reason for the move was to provide more seating and parking for its customers. “We have seating for 43 people and two entrances,” said owner Paresh Patel. “We have more parking spaces and in the spring we plan on opening outdoor patio seating.” Subway is owned by Patel and Raj Patel. This month in honor of its grand opening, there are several deals that the store is providing. For breakfast, the business has buy-one, get-one-free deals for 6inch regular sandwiches. “All regular footlongs are $5 each all month,” said Patel. “Also for the whole month, three regular footlongs are $9.” The business will be open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. The lobby will close at 10 p.m. but the drive-through will still be open. Hours are from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, with the lobby closing at 10 p.m., and on Sunday it will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the lobby closing at 9 p.m. With the move to a new location, the owners of the Clark station are working to fill the space vacated by Subway. The station now has a drivethrough available for any of the items in the convenience store. “The drive-through is open for anything that can be purchased in the store,” said owner Bob Fingh. “We’ll be getting more items in the store.” The station will also be doing some minor remodeling as it adds items.

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Fire, rescue FRIDAY -8:20 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to a medical call in the 600 block of Ardiss Place. -4:18 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 500 block of Buckeye Avenue. THURSDAY -9:56 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 3000 block of Cisco Road on a medical call. -8:43 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of South Walnut Avenue on a medical call. -7:14 p.m.: fire. Firefighters were dispatched to 1113 Hilltop Ave., Apt. B, on a report of a fire in a bedroom. Upon arrival , firefighters found a working fire in a secondfloor bedroom. The fire was extinguished, the all-clear was given and the situation was contained. -11:12 a.m.: medical.

Medics responded to a medical call in the 900 block of Michigan Street. -11:02 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 3000 block of County Road 25A on a medical call. -8:10 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 1900 block of Fair Road on a medical call. -7:06 a.m.: spill. Firefighters were dispatched to 2110 Michigan St. on a report of a gasoline spill. -12:17 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 2300 block of Wapakoneta Avenue. -12:02 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 2500 block of North Kuther Road on a medical call. WEDNESDAY -5:16 p.m.: open burn. Firefighters were dispatched to 409 Fourth Ave. on a report of an open burn. The burn was not in compliance with city ordinance and was extinguished. The resident was warned of the requirements. -10:44 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 300 block of South Walnut Avenue on a medical call. -9:41 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 2500 block of North Main Avenue.


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Board finishes recount The Shelby County Board of Elections completed a recount Friday of votes cast by county residents who are eligible to decide ballot issues concerning the Miami Valley Career Technical Center (MVCTC) in Clayton. There are 11 such residents in Shelby County, six of whom cast ballots in November on an MVCTC levy issue. According to Dawn Billing, director of the Board of Elections, the result of the recount was the same as the initial count following the Nov. 8 election: two votes in favor of the levy, four against. Billing noted that recounts were called for in all the counties served by the MVCTC. Besides Shelby, that includes Butler, Champagne, Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Warren counties. Counties have a certain time frame within which to accomplish recounts, Billing said, so final results of the full recount are not yet known. The original issue was a 10-year, 2.18-mill replacement levy that would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $12 per year.




Election board sets meeting The Shelby County Board of Elections will meet Monday at 7 a.m. to discuss an update on changing districts. The board will also certify petitions for the primary. The meeting will held at the board office and is open to the public.

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City Council to meet Sidney City Council will meet Monday and discuss an ordinance to abolish the city prosecutor’s position. Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers. Michael L. Smith will be recognized as he retires as law director. The incoming law director, Jeffrey Amick, will also be the city prosecutor. Walgreens is also requesting a liquor license.

Board plans meeting MINSTER — The Minster Zoning Board of Appeals will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. to discuss the role of the zoning board with potential new zoning board members.

Water bills on agenda ANNA — Anna Village Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. to discuss several ordinances, including one that amends previous water ordinances-rules and regulations for utility billing. Council will also have the third reading of an ordinance that provides for the employment of a solicitor for the village.

School bus on agenda ANNA — The Anna Board of Education will meet Monday at 6 p.m. to discuss the purchase of a school bus. The board will also meet in executive session to discuss the employment and compensation of public employees.

MARKETS LOCAL GRAIN MARKETS Trupointe 701 S. Vandemark Road, Sidney 937-492-5254 First half Dec. corn ..............$5.91 Last half Dec. corn ...............$5.94 December beans.................$10.87 January beans....................$10.82 Storage wheat ......................$5.61 July/Aug. 12 wheat ..............$5.95 July/Aug. 13 wheat ..............$6.15 CARGILL INC. 1-800-448-1285 Dayton December corn ...............$6.09 1/4 January corn ..................$6.06 1/4 Sidney December soybeans ...........$11.02 January soybeans ..............$11.02 POSTED COUNTY PRICE Shelby County FSA 820 Fair Road, Sidney 492-6520 Closing prices for Friday: Wheat ...................................$6.10 Wheat LDP Corn ......................................$6.51 Corn LDP Soybeans ............................$11.79 Soybeans LDP rate

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Martha L. Miller, 89, of 2500 N. Kuther Road, passed away at 4:34 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. She was born on July 11, 1922, in Marion County, the daughter of the late Orton W. and Grace (Moore) White. On Oct. 26, 1941, she was married to Frank Miller, who survives. Martha is also survived by two daughters, Conelia Dixon, of Sidney, and Rhonda Anderson and husband, Robert S., of Anna; five grandchildren, Kyle Curtis and wife, Robyn, of Springfield, Jennifer Oliphant and husband, Daniel, of Dover, Tenn., Gabriel and Daniel Sauvie, and Conelia Dixon, all three of Sidney; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Miller was employed by Ohio Northern University as the executive secretary for 30 years. She was a member of the PEO club and the Junior

Civic League in Ada. She was also a member of the Sorosis Club, the Eastern Star and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, also in Ada. Martha belonged to the United Methodist Church in Ada. She enjoyed taking care of her home, and most of all taking care of and spending time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by her husband, Frank, and family. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Amos Chapel at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, with the Rev. Michael Althauser officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ada. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in Chapel at Amos Dorothy Love. Memorial contributions may be made to Dorothy Love Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the Miller family at the funeral home’s website,

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COLUMBIA, Md. — waves and currents and Donald R. Thompson Jr., the electromagnetic Ph.D., died a resident of waves used for remote Columbia, Md., on Thurs- sensing. Several of his day, Dec. 1, 2011. findings resulted in the Dr. Thompson was development of comborn in Sidney, Ohio, the pletely new or vastly imoldest child of Donald R. proved techniques for Thompson and Jayne measurement of wind, (Hawvermale) Thompson waves and currents by on Oct. 8, 1942. Dr. satellites. Dr. Thompson Thompson is survived by published more than 80 his wife, Jacqueline papers on these topics in Prince, his sister, Can- scientific journals and 2239035 dace Riley, and brother, presented and discussed TREE TRIMMING Arnold (Bud) Thompson, his findings at numerous and several nieces and international confer• Beautify & nephews. ences. Protect Dr. Thompson is a Dr. Thompson had a • Prevent & Treat 1960 graduate of Sidney strong interest in scienDisease High School and received tific discussions and ex• Revive Ailing his bachelor’s degree in change, which led to Trees 2238262 physics from Case West- collaborations with colern Reserve University leagues all over the Area Tree & in Cleveland, Ohio, in world. Due to his ingenuLandscaping 1964 and a doctorate in ity and openness, he was 937-492-8486 theoretical physics from a very welcome project the University of Min- partner, who also became nesota in Minneapolis in a close personal friend to 1968. He spent two years many fellow scientists. Let your home pay you! studying nuclear reac- Furthermore, he acted as tions in stars at the Cali- a highly respected menfornia Institute of tor for many colleagues, Technology in Pasadena, and he was proud of havTeresa Rose 937-497-9662 Calif., before returning to ing mentored several 800-736-8485 the University of Min- young persons who are 733 Fair Road, Sidney nesota in 1970. From now professors or other 1976 to 1978, he was an scientific leaders in the Alexander von Humboldt United States and EuFellow at the Institute of rope. He has made signifTheoretical Physics at icant contributions to 2240055 the University of Tubin- their careers. gen in Germany. Dr. Thompson was an In 1980, Dr. Thompson avid tennis player, hiker, joined the Applied reader, traveler, converPhysics Laboratory of the sationalist, debater, and Johns Hopkins Univer- in general, a lover of life sity in Laurel, Md., with a gift for friendwhere his research inter- ship. est began to focus on Dr. Thompson’s body 104 E. Mason Rd., radar remote sensing of was cremated and a meSidney the ocean. With his ex- morial service will be ceptional skills in under- held in January 2012, at standing complicated Johns Hopkins UniverChristmas Hours M-F 9-8, Sat 9-3, Sun 12-4 phyical processes and sity Applied Physics Labtranslating them into oratory, Laurel, Md. equations, In lieu of flowers, doOBITUARY POLICY mathematical he made many essential nations may be made to contributions to the the- the WETA Public TeleviThe Sidney Daily oretical understanding of sion and Radio, 3939 News publishes abbrevi- interaction processes be- Campbell Ave., Arlingated death notices free tween ocean winds, ton, VA 22206. of charge. There is a flat $75 charge for obituaries and photographs. Usually death notices From Page 1 and/or obituaries are submitted via the famChilcote said the church’s Team Joe Ward Relay ily's funeral home, al- for Life group will benefit from the market. It will though in some cases a provide snacks and drinks to those in attendance. family may choose to “It is not intended to replace the longstanding submit the information farmers market but to complement it,” he said, directly. “while raising money for a great cause.” Though vendor space is limited, interested poGive the Gift that tential sellers may contact the church at 492-5025. keeps on giving In addition to a flat monthly rate, there is a special discount for vendors who commit to each market event. For more information about the Winter Market, For Gift Subscriptions please call 937-498-5939 contact the church, which is also planning to post or 1-800-688-4820 information on its Facebook page.

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Should girls play on boys’ teams? DR. WALthe best ambasLACE: Do you sadors, by far, think that high for girls’ sports school athletic programs. If the teams should best talent is sihave the best phoned off to players on the boys’ teams it squad regardwould hinder less if the playthe girls’ teams. ers include guys As a former ’Tween and girls? I’m 12 & 20 head basketball writing a term coach at three Dr. Robert paper on this high schools, I Wallace subject and firmly believe would like to inthat all young clude your opinion. Per- people should have maxsonally, I say yes to my imum opportunity to parquestion. — Sarah, Or- ticipate in athletics. is far lando, Fla. Participation SARAH: I’m a major preferable to mere specfan of women’s sports tating. This means that and proud of the progress sports at all levels — not female athletes have just boys’ varsity sports made in my lifetime, but — should be generously I’m afraid you’re not funded and supported by going to like my answer. local school districts. Females should not par- Sadly, in years gone by, ticipate on male teams in this was not the case. A most sports and vice mere generation ago, talversa. ented girls often had no By no means does this sports outlets at all. We mean that women are have inherited the legacy lesser athletes. Pound for of this unfairness and pound and inch by inch, have, I agree, a long way female athletes are equal to go before female athto males — maybe even letes enjoy full equality better. But one fact is in- with males. escapable. Men are taller I just don’t think the and heavier than women. way to rectify this situaAnd in most sports, tion is through coed athstrength and size make letic competition, the difference, and these especially in the contact attributes are extremely sports. And, of course, important to team suc- this is just my controvercess. That’s why I firmly sial opinion. Many people believe the sexes should are bound to disagree. be separated in athletics. But this is why I love to As good as the female col- write a column for teens. lege players are, not one I have my opinion, but I would ever be good respect yours. enough to compete in the National Basketball AsDr. Robert Wallace sociation. The same is welcomes questions from true for the National readers. Although he is Football League or Major unable to reply to all of League Baseball. them individually, he will I concede that, at the answer as many as possijunior-high and even ble in this column. Email high-school levels, a him at rwallace@galessmall percentage of girls To find out more are good enough to play about Dr. Robert Wallace on the boys’ teams. How- and read features by ever, I still don’t think other Creators Syndicate they should. As harsh as writers and cartoonists, that sounds, I say this for visit the Creators Syndigood reason. These cate website at www.crehighly talented girls are



Come Tumble with Santa Today, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, children ages 3-7 can enjoy the craft Mrs. Claus has planned and have their picture taken with Santa. Santa’s home (the North Pole) will be in the gymnastics gym. Fees are members $15 and nonmembers $ 25.

Tots on Top Parents who need more time to finish their Christmas shopping and baking may bring their 2-to-5-yearold children to the Y Dec. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to noon for a structured, fun time with gymnastics activities. Fees are members $25 and nonmembers $50.

Holiday Tumbling Children ages 5 and older can come to a special holiday tumbling session Dec. 26 and 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. Fees are members $25 and nonmembers $50.

Winter Break Bash Parents looking for something for their children in grades k-6 to do on their holiday break are invited to have them participate in organized sports activities, trips, crafts and swimming. A snack and T-shirt will be provided. The event will be Dec. 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fees are members $50 and nonmembers $70.

New Year’s Eve Overnighter For parents looking for a safe environment for their children in grades 1-6 on New Year’s Eve, the Y will offer games, open swim and fun activities. Pizza and drinks will be provided along with doughnuts and juice in the morning. The event will be from 8 p.m. Dec. 31 to 8 a.m. Jan. 1 Fees are members $40 and nonmembers $55. For more information on these or any other Y event, contact the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA at 492-9134. Also, register for programs online at

ADAMS shy away from a challenge, and that is what it will take to help put our state back on track.” Adams previously served in the Navy SEALs, where he assisted training tactical units in Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. He has owned a furniture store in Celina since 1997. Adams and his wife, Tara, have seven children.

From Page 1 In addition to serving as a member of the Ohio House leadership team as the House majority whip, Adams serves as a member of the Commerce and Labor, Insurance, Rules and Reference, and State Government and Elections committees. He also serves on the Workers’ Compensation Subcommittee of the Insurance Committee.


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DeWine wants Election law repeal foster-care review to appear on ballot BY DAN SEWELL Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general said Friday he wants a comprehensive review of the state’s foster care system that takes a look at child safety and the high number of children remaining in the system until they reach the age limit. Mike DeWine led a child safety summit Friday in Cincinnati, where a 2-year-old boy recently was beaten to death after being returned to his birth parents from foster care. His father has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. The case is one of several across the state in recent years. DeWine said he wants to be sure the child’s best interests always come first in family reunification cases. He said there are other issues for scrutiny about child safety and well-being. “Too many children are languishing in foster care with no real hope of ever having a permanent, loving home,” DeWine said. He said children in foster care in Ohio stay in the system until they reach the age limit of 18 at higher rates than in other states. Two years ago, 1,453 Ohio foster children, or 15 percent of the state’s foster care population, left the system because they had reached 18. The national average is 11 percent. Representatives of social agencies, law enforcement, advocacy groups and adoption agencies took part in Friday’s

BY JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press Ohio COLUMBUS, (AP) — The fate of a suspended Ohio election law that shortens the early voting period won’t get decided until after next year’s presidential election. The state’s top election chief said Friday that opponents of the law, who include Democrats and Barack President Obama’s re-election campaign, have met the necessary requirements to get a repeal question before voters on Election Day next November. Supporters praised the ruling by Secretary of State Jon Husted that’s seen as a victory for Democrats in a key presidential battleground AP Photo/Cincinnati Enquirer, Carrie Cochran, File state. “The voters are sendIN THIS Oct. 24 file photo, Latasha Tye, the woman who fostered DeMarcus Jackson, is consoled outside of the Hamilton County Justice Center in Cincinnati. The murder of Jackson, 2, after being returned to his birth father, Antrone Smith, has prompted Ohio Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine to seek a comprehensive review of the state’s foster care system, taking a hard look at child safety.

ing a message to the Ohio politicians and legislatures across the country — voting rights restrictions will not be tolerated by the people,” said Greg Moore, campaign manager of Fair Elections Ohio, a coalition of Democrats and others who collected signatures to get the repeal attempt before voters. Former Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, who has been a leader in the effort, pledged a robust campaign. Mike Dittoe, a spokesman for RepubliHouse Speaker can William Batchelder, said the election law changes, passed as House Bill 194, create “significant positive reforms and modernization of Ohio’s antiquated elections system.” “House Bill 194 increases voter access, saves significant taxpayer dol-

lars by streamlining board of election operations, and ensures voting accuracy and integrity through technological enhancements. How can anyone be against common-sense good government policies like that?” he said. Opponents of the law contend it would lead to longer lines and make it difficult for working people to cast a ballot. An extended voting period is perceived as increasing opportunities for Hispanics, blacks, new citizens and poor people to vote by giving them more chances to make it to the polls. Transportation is often an issue, and many find it difficult to get around their work schedules, child care or other responsibilities to cast ballots on a single day. Those groups traditionally support Democrats.

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event. DeWine plans more regional meetings around the state on child safety. DeWine, involved in child-protection legislation while a U.S. senator, said there tends to be attention paid only when there’s a child tragedy. “This is really about fact-finding and getting a public discussion going,” he said in an interview. “It’s not that I have all the solutions, but nothing but good can come out of this.”

The Republican hopes state legislators, members of Congress, foster parents, former foster children and other members of the public will take part in future forums. County and local agencies, some private, are involved in foster care, and the system falls under the state Department of Job and Family Services — DeWine’s office has authority over criminal and other legal issues.

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — In one of the poorest counties in the U.S., neighbors still pitied Rachelle Grimmer and her children. Grimmer would walk down the highway after midnight and beg closing crews at restaurants for food they planned to throw away. Her children, 12-year-old Ramie and 10-year-old Timothy, didn’t go to school. They bathed outside the family’s trailer with the garden hose. Timothy wore the same camouflage shorts day after day. Grimmer didn’t have a job, and the state had denied the family food stamps and emergency help despite repeated requests. Tragic shootings

sometimes come without warning, but interviews with family members and neighbors show there were many signs of frustration before Grimmer entered a state welfare building with a .38-caliber handgun earlier this week and shot herself and her children after a seven-hour standoff. Ramie died Wednesday night at a San Antonio hospital; her brother was taken off life support Thursday and died. They led a miserable, nomadic life leading up to the standoff — which Ramie live-updated on Facebook with an eerie mix of detachment (“im bored”) and dread (“may die 2day”).


Drug patch approved ADELPHI, Md. (AP) — A panel of federal health advisers said Friday that a birth control patch from Johnson & Johnson probably carries a higher risk of blood clots than older drugs, but should remain available as an option for women who have trouble taking a daily pill. The Food and Drug Administration’s panel of reproductive health experts voted 19-5 that the benefits of the Ortho Evra patch outweigh its risks, specifically a potentially higher risk of dangerous blood clots in the legs and lungs. Panelists said the patch can be especially useful for younger women who have difficulty sticking to a daily pill regimen.

Climate deal debated DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Negotiators from Europe, tiny islands threatened by rising oceans and the world’s poorest countries sought to keep alive the only treaty governing global warming and move to the next stage, struggling against an unlikely alliance of the United States, China and India. Bleary-eyed delegates worked through the night and all day Friday, and the two-week U.N. conference stretched past the hour it was supposed to end, with the negotiators looking ahead to a second and final night of meetings expected to last until dawn Saturday. Delegates from the 194party conference are trying to map out the pathway toward limiting global emissions of greenhouse gases for the rest of this decade, and then how to continue beyond 2020.

Condemned to death NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A jury condemned a man to death Friday for killing a woman and her two daughters during a night of terror in their suburban home, a gruesome crime that evoked comparisons to Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” and halted momentum to abolish the death penalty in the state. The jury took five days to deliberate defense attorneys’ request to spare the life of Joshua Komisarjevsky in light of abuse he suffered as a boy. Komisarjevsky, who will join his accomplice, Steven Hayes, on Connecticut’s death row, stood rigidly with his arms behind his back and had no visible reaction.


Man fakes mom’s obit for time off BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Pennsylvania say a man published an obituary for his living mother in a ploy to get paid bereavement time off from work. Relatives called The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Brookville after the obit appeared to report the woman was actually alive and well. The woman herself then visited the paper. Brookville police charged 45-year-old Scott Bennett on Tuesday with disorderly conduct. Democrat editor Randy Bartley says he accepted the obituary in good faith after being unable to confirm the funeral arrangements at press time. He told The Derrick newspaper on Friday that the woman was very understanding.

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House GOP introduces bill renewing payroll tax cut BY RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a bill Friday renewing the Social Security payroll tax cut and extending but trimming unemployment benefits but barreled toward a showdown with President Barack Obama by including language jumpstarting work on a controversial oil pipeline. With Democrats claiming the measure is too stingy toward jobless and lower-income people, next week’s House vote looms as the opening scuffle in a year-end battle that will let each party spotlight its economic priorities ahead of November’s presidential and con-

gressional elections. The two parties generally agree on the bill’s pillars: preventing the Jan. 1 expiration of payroll tax cuts and of extra coverage for the long-term unemployed, and avoiding a mandated cut in payments the government sends doctors for treating Medicare patients. But the GOP tax cut and jobless benefits are less generous than Democrats want. And Republicans ignore the White House’s preference to finance the bill by boosting taxes on millionaires, instead paying their bill’s price tag — more than $180 billion — by extracting money from federal workers, boosting federal fees and requiring higher-earning seniors to pay more for Medicare.

“This package does not include everything Republicans would like, nor does it have all that Democrats have called for,” said House Speaker John Boehner, ROhio. “But it is a win for the American people and worthy of the president’s signature.” White House spokesman Jay Carney derided the GOP package, saying, “Their plan seeks to put the burden on working families while giving a free pass to the wealthiest and big corporations by protecting their loopholes and subsidies.” Some GOP proposals — for example, charging some seniors more for Medicare, freezing civil servants’ pay and raising some federal fees — are similar to past proposals by Obama.

Police ID gunman BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A part-time college student at a small school near Virginia Tech was identified Friday as the gunman who shot a police officer to death and then Ashley killed himself, triggering a lockdown on a campus still coping with the nation’s worst mass slaying in recent memory. The day before the shootings, police said Ross Truett Ashley, 22, stole a sport utility vehicle at gunpoint from a real estate office in Radford. He dumped the car on the Virginia Tech campus. Authorities have not been able to say what led Ashley to kill a police officer he did not know at a school he had never attended. “That’s very much the fundamental part of the investigation right now,” state police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said Friday at a news conference. Police said Ashley walked up to patrolman Deriek W. Crouse and fired, then took off for the campus greenhouses, ditching his pullover, wool cap and backpack. He made his way to a nearby parking lot and when a deputy spotted him, he took his own life. Ashley was a business management major at Radford, the school said on its website. He was from Partlow, Va., about 160 miles northeast of Virginia Tech. In Radford, he lived in a second-floor apartment above a yogurt shop, consignment store, barber shop and a tattoo parlor.

EUROPE From Page 1 opportunity for a renewal.” To prevent excessive deficits, countries in the treaty will have to submit their national budgets to the European Commission, the executive body of the EU, which will have the power to send them back for revision. They must also bring their budgets close to balance. Except in special circumstances, the budget deficit of a country won’t be able to exceed 0.5 percent of gross domestic product, the amount of goods and services produced by its economy. An unspecified “automatic correction mechanism” would punish the rule-breakers. Germany and France insist that fiscal union is the best way to regain market trust, badly shaken by the escalating financial crisis. Most economists think it will not be enough. They say the euro countries also need enough money to guarantee that they can pay the massive debts that have resulted from running budget deficits year after year. Euro leaders put off until March a decision on whether to provide money on top of a 500 billion, or $668 billion, bailout fund for euro countries.

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RESCUE WORKERS use ropes to evacuate people after a fire engulfed a hospital in Kolkata, India, Friday. A fire swept through a hospital, trapping many and sending emergency workers scrambling to evacuate patients and medical staff from the smoke-filled building, officials said.

Fire at Indian hospital kills 89 as staff flees BY MANIK BANERJEE Associated Press KOLKATA, India (AP) — Fleeing medical staff abandoned patients to a fire that killed 89 people Friday as black smoke poured through the seven-story hospital in this city in eastern India, officials said. Six administrators were arrested. Dwellers of a nearby slum who first noticed the smoke and fire rushed to the AMRI Hospital to raise the alarm, but security guards kept them back, saying it was only a small blaze, witnesses said. It took firefighters in the city formerly known as Calcutta more than an hour to respond,

said Pradeep Sarkar, a witness whose uncle was hospitalized but was among those safely evacuated from the private facility. Some of the slum dwellers helped with the rescue. The neighborhood’s narrow streets apparently made it difficult for fire trucks to get close to the building and to bring in big hydraulic ladders. Eventually, they smashed through a main gate to make way for the ladders. Six hospital directors surrendered to police and were charged with culpable homicide, according to police who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of the state of West Bengal, ordered the hospital’s license withdrawn. The hospital denied that any safety measures were violated. “It was horrifying that the hospital authorities did not make any effort to rescue trapped patients,” said Subrata Mukherjee, West Bengal state minister for public health engineering. “Senior hospital authorities ran away after the fire broke out.” Rescuers pulled 73 bodies from the building and another 16 died of their injuries later, said Danayati Sen, a top Kolkata police official. Most of the deaths were due to smoke inhalation, rescue officials said.

Hostage video released BY MATT APUZZO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Levinson had endured nearly four years of despair since her husband, Robert, disappeared in Iran. Every glimmer of hope in the U.S. government’s search for him had faded away, every optimistic lead had ended with disappointment. Privately, some believed he was probably dead. Then, in November 2010, the mother of seven, who had never given up hope, received in an email from an unknown address. A file was attached. But it would not open. Frantically, she forwarded it to some computer savvy friends, people close to the family recalled. Can you open this, she asked? What is it? Finally, the file opened. Her friends held the phone to the computer. And though she could not see his face, she immediately recognized the voice. “My beautiful, my loving, my loyal wife, Christine,” Robert Levinson began. It was a video, the proof of life that the family had sought

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THIS VIDEO frame grab from a Levinson family website shows retired FBI agent Robert Levinson. The family of Levinson, who vanished years ago in Iran, issued a plea to his kidnappers Friday and, for the first time, released a hostage video they received from his unidentified captors. for so long. The video, which the Coral Springs, Fla., family released Friday, represented the most significant clue in a mystery that has confounded investigators from the start. But it did not end the family’s vigil, or answer the most important questions: Who was holding Levinson? And why?

On the tape, Robert Levinson, the once burly, gregarious retired FBI agent, looked haggard. His voice wavered. But he was alive. “I have been treated well. But I need the help of the United States government to answer the requests of the group that has held me for three and a half years,” Levinson said. “And please help me get home.” He was a hostage. It was the first breakthrough in the case since Levinson, a private detective, traveled to the Iranian island of Kish in March 2007. His family said he was there investigating cigarette smuggling for a corporate client. He spent one night in a hotel, meeting a fugitive named Dawud Salahuddin, a man wanted for the murder of an Iranian diplomat in the United States in 1980. Levinson checked out of his hotel and vanished. Everything after that has been a mystery. The video, however, contained some tantalizing clues, and the government’s experts have studied each one.


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Risk celebrates 55 years of twirls and girls BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN

other girls in my backyard when I was still 11,” Risk said. Five years later, she organized and taught the Jackson Center High Steppers to march in local parades. By that time, she had been a majorette with the junior high band and head majorette with the high school band. She was the first person to serve as Jackson Center High’s head majorette all four years she was at the school. She twirled with the Manchester College Band in North Manchester, Ind., and in 1968, she opened a baton school in Sidney in what was known then as the K of C Hall on the square. “She was awesome,” remembered Lori Billing, of Anna, who, at age 5, began her baton studies with Risk in 1970. “She was creative and she wanted perfection. She kept at you and at you until you got it right. She taught me a lot.” The drive for perfection paid off. Risk’s Tamettes Baton Corps won state and regional United States Twirling Association (USTA) or National Baton Twirling Association championships every year from 1974 to 1984, except in

1980 and 1981, when they did not compete. In 1975, they were the national champions. Julie Tobias, of Wapakoneta, was Julie Swiger when she studied with Risk beginning in 1968. She and Billing both became majorettes at Anna High School. “We all from Anna went to her for lessons,” Tobias said. “Anna had the best majorettes. We were good. (Risk) was kind of hard on us at times, but we won nationals!” Risk’s current class of students will attempt to get her another title in July. “We’re doing a routine to the same music that I used at our first national competition,” Risk said. It’s because she’s preparing her team — now called Let’s Dance— Let’s Twirl — for the contest that Risk is celebrating a slow down in her career now instead of in July. “There’s just too much work to do then to have a party, too,” she said. Although she refuses to admit to retiring, she is adamant that her current 19 students constitute her last class. “If any of these girls wants to take private lessons with me until she’s old enough to try

out for a majorette position at her school, I will continue to teach her, but I’m not taking any Peggy Swartz was a more new students and bored 11-year-old in I’m not teaching any 1956. There wasn’t much more classes. I’ll be 67 to do in the summer in and it’s going to affect her tiny home town of my health,” she said. Montra. But her mother In the 1980s, Risk and had a great idea about her husband moved first something to occupy her to Virginia and then to time: learn to twirl a California and she conbaton. tinued to teach in both Betty Swartz had places. Her California been a majorette when teams, called the Desert she was Betty Bazill at Delights, performed on Indian Lake High School the television series, in the 1940s. She took “P.S. I LUV U.,” for an Peggy to the backyard L.A. Rams game halfand showed her a few time show, for an L.A. twirls. Neither of them Clippers game halftime had an inkling on that show, at Sea World in warm, summer day that San Diego, and won those twirls would begin USTA and/or California Peggy’s 55-year (and Twirling Corps Associacounting) love affair tion state champiwith the baton. onships in 1992, 1993, Now Mrs. James Risk 1994, 2003 and 2004. and living in Sidney, she They took national honwill celebrate her long ors in 1992 and 2004. career as a baton teacher Between 1993 and 2003, at a dinner and dance, they did not compete; open to all her current however, they marched and former students and in parades at Disneyfamilies and their land and took top honfriends. The event will be ors, along with the at the Palazzo in chance to lead the paBotkins, Dec. 22, at 6 rades, in 1993, 2000, p.m. Tickets are $10.50 2004 and 2005. and are available by callThe need to care for ing 638-6539. aging parents brought It could be quite a the Risks back to Sidney large gathering. Her forin 2006 and it wasn’t mer students number allong after her arrival most 10,000. that she began to offer “I started to teach local lessons again. Many of her students were children and grandchildren of students she had taught during her first 25 years at the head of the class. In the last five years, her corps has performed in Applefest, Winter Wonderland, Jackson Center Community Day, Botkins, Anna, McCartyville and homecoming parades. They have performed at Kids Around the Square, the American Legion, senior care Photo provided centers, and in a few conSTILL IN high school, Peggy Swartz (center front) leads her baton students in tests. a parade in Jackson Center in 1962. Twenty-five years in

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PEGGY RISK (center) gives pointers to her most recent class of twirlers this week. They are preparing for a national competition scheduled for July. This group will be Risk’s last class after 55 years of teaching. For photo reprints, visit Shelby County, 25 years in Virginia and California, and five years again in Shelby County add up to millions of baton tosses, series, and twirls. Risk had threatened to retire when she left California, so only time will tell if her current plans to slow down come to fruition. At a recent class in Botkins, she had no trouble spinning, marching, and keeping up with her young, would-be majorettes. But she feels it is becoming more difficult to so. “I would love to continue, but I’m running out of energy,” she said when asked if she had regrets. “I regret that I can’t do this for my granddaughter.” Danica Jolie Detwiler was born Jan. 9 this year. Billing, Risk’s former student from 1970, would dispute that Risk can’t. “She’s like the Energizer bunny. She keeps going and going,” Billing said. Indeed, Risk is planning, besides the national competition, per-

formances at school basketball halftimes, at the Miami Valley Centre Mall, and at 2012’s Kids Around the Square. Risk doesn’t talk about the long-term influence she has had on “her girls.” Even now, in their 50s, both Billing and Tobias admit to occasionally digging their batons out of their closets for a twirl or two. Billing’s nieces have asked her to show them how to “do it.” But beyond twirling, Risk taught bigger lessons. Billing was quick to point out how her baton lessons have affected her life. “I would go back to that perfection thing,” she said. “Keep at it until you perfect it. Always try to do your best.” That Montra backyard is far away now in memory. But somewhere, a daughter of a student or a granddaughter of a student, full of curiosity and hope, with eyes asparkle, has picked up a baton and headed for another backyard…

COMMUNITY CALENDAR • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen. • Shelby County Woodcarvers meets at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County. Beginners to master carvers are welcome.

• 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 Tuesday Morning Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran • The F.J. Stallo Memorial Library of Minster Church, 120 W. Water St. will host Storytime for children 3, 4 and 5 from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday Morning • The Catholic Adult Singles Club will meet for Tuesday Afternoon Mass, movies and lunch in Piqua. For information, • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at call (419) 678-8691. Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. Sunday Evening • Rainbow Gardeners meets at noon at the • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, American Legion. Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group Monday Morning for patients and care givers meets at St. Rita’s Re• Church Women United Bible Study will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of gional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Call (419) 227-3361. Christ, 707 N. Ohio Ave. Take a Bible.

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Monday Evening • The New Bremen Public Library will host a family craft at 6 p.m. for parents and children. Registration required: call (419) 629-2158. • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts Storytime for children 3, 4 and 5 and not yet in kindergarten from 6 to 6:30 p.m. • 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 Christian Center, 340 W. Russell Road. • Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program for anyone desiring to stop eating compulsively, meets at 7 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1505 S. Main St., Bellefontaine.

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SIDNEY PLAYWRIGHT Ed Graczyk is shown on the set of "The Blue Moon Dancing" at The Contemporary Theater of Dallas in 2010 where it premiered. wedding, Elvis, attempted suicide and the face of Jesus in a water stain on the ceiling. Graczyk is most noted for “Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” which played on Broadway and was subse-


DOSECK BOTKINS — Bob and Jenni Doseck, of Botkins, announce the birth of a son, Cash Raymond Doseck, Nov. 15, 2011, at a.m. in the 2:26 Copeland-Emerson Family Birthing Center at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. He weighed 8 pounds,

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parents are Carl and Karla Doseck, of Botkins. His greatgrandparents are Eileen Welsch, of St. Anthony, Karl and Sally Naseman, of Botkins, and Don and Agnes Doseck, of Botkins. His mother is the former Jenni Limbert, of Botkins.

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DAYTON — Sidney playwright Ed Graczyk’s latest offering is being performed by the Dayton Theatre Guild this weekend as a holiday extra show. “The Blue Moon Dancing,” a comedy-drama, debuted in 2010 at the Contemporary Theater of Dallas and a public reading of the work was held earlier this year at the Riffe Theater in Columbus. The play focuses on a daytime dance hall located outside the west Texas city of McCarthy, population 23,853. Open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Blue Moon provides an escape from the daily doldrums of meaningless lives and lonely desperation. To its cast of idiosyncratic regulars, it is a refuge for their hopes, dreams, fantasies and lies. This particular day at the Moon includes a


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RUSSIA — Dennis and Joan Monnin, of Russia, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Dec. 4, 2011. Dennis and the former Joan Clemmons were married Dec. 4, 1971, at 1:30 p.m. in Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Newport. Freda Green was her sister’s matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Virginia Marvin and Marilyn Townsend, sisters of the bride, Beverly Thomas, sister of the bridegroom, and Jonnetta Matheson. Brenda Green, niece of the bride, was the junior bridesmaid. Roger Monnin served as his brother’s best man. Groomsmen were Ronald Monnin, brother of the bridegroom, Ron Thomas, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, Frank Schafer, cousin of the bridegroom, Doug Barhorst and Bill Mullenkamp. The couple have a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Tim Wenrick, and a son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Janel Monnin. They have five grandchildren:

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Winter Steer Weigh-in to be held WAPAKONETA — 4H and FFA members wishing to exhibit beef or dairy steers at the 2012 Auglaize County Fair must have their steers in possession by Jan. 1 and participate in the Winter Steer Weighin. The Winter Steer Weigh-in will be held Jan. 14 at the Auglaize Fairgrounds. County Steers will be accepted on a first-come, first-

served basis from 8 to 11 a.m. All animals must participate in this weigh-in to be eligible for showing and selling at the 2012 fair. Each exhibitor may weigh in a maximum of three steers. Steers should be preregistered by Jan. 5. Contact Ohio State University Extension, Auglaize County, at (419) 739-6580 for more information.

PERI to meet Jan. 3 NEW BREMEN — The next regular meeting of the Auglaize County Public Employee Retirees Inc. No. 9 will be held Jan. 3 at Speedway Lanes, 455 N. Herman St. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Doug Brookhart of the Auglaize County Historical Society will present a program about the history of water plants. For more information, call Janet Ott, (419) 6576765.

AUGLAIZE WAPAKONETA — The real estate transfers listed below have been recorded at the office of Auglaize County Recorder Ann Billings. Transfers listed also include tax-exempt property transfers in which no dollar amount is listed. Minster Jon H. and Judith M. Woehmyer to Carl C. and Lisa E. Heid, lot 17, Rosebud Acres No. 2, $44,900. James G. Wyen to James G. Wyen, trustee, lot 59, Lakeshore Subdivision, no amount. Vinnie M. Drake, deceased, to Scott R. Sherman and Kimberly E. Pleiman, lot 4, Harold Ruley’s Subdivison, $159,900. Gary P. and Rose Thieman to Gary P. and Rose M. Thieman, lot 82, part lot 83, Block C, no amount. Scott E. and Kelly M. Junkin to Philip M. and Jodi M. Borger, lot 5, Ley’s Subdivision, $143,000. Robert J. and Lisa R. Albers to Michael A. Lee, lot 119, Eagle Acres Subdivisio, $175,000. Thomas E. and Karen S. Stelser Earley to Thomas E. and Karen S. Stelzer Earley, lot 7, part lot 6, block B, no amount. Ladonna J. Overman, living trust, to Benjamin J. Watercutter and Ashley M. Carity, part lot 48, block E, $79,900. Dan Hemmelgarn, by sheriff, to Wells Fargo Bank, unit A, Hogenkamp Condo, $80,979. FOR Enterprises LLC to Mitchell R. Bihn, part lots 09-110, block C, $127,000. John R. Huelsman to Tyler A. Stalder, lot 64, part lot 63, block A, $94,900. Ronald J. and Mary Kay Wolters to Jay E. Purpus, lot 39, block H (west of canal), $30,500. Barbara A. Lachey, deceased, to Donald Lachey, 1/2 interest, lot 46, block F, no amount. Jay A. and Jennifer M. Eilerman to Christian M. Stueve and Laura A. Morsey, part lots 119-120, block I and easement, $109,900. Theresa M. Kemper, trustee, to Theresa M. Kemper, revocable trust, lot 65, block A, no amount. Weigandt Land Co. Ltd. to Jay and Jennifer M. Eilerman, lot 26,

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Tree lighting Taylor Powers (left) 13, and Kennedy Hoying, 12, both of New Bremen, attend the New Bremen community Christmas tree lighting at Lock One Park Dec. 1. Taylor is the daughter of Kim and Chad Powers. Kennedy is the daughter of Terry and Jenny Hoying.

REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS Park Place Subdivision No. 2, $250,000. Joanie M. Fischbach to William K. Cunningham, unit G. St. Augustine Condo, $45,000. Michael W. and Jennifer A. Thieman to William K. Cunningham, unit E, St. Augustine Condo, $53,000. Federal National Mortgage Association to Jonathan and Jamie Piening, part lot 20, block H (west of canal and part lot 21), $73,000 Hemmelgarn Family Trust, by trustee, to Frank F. and Mary J. Heitkamp, part lots 8384, block A, $142,500. New Bremen John P. and Merrily A. Hoffman to Brandon C. Hoffman, part lot 45, $65,000. Doug and Leann L. Bruns to Cartus Corp., lot 77, Teton Subdivision, $142,770. Cartus Corp. to Erin M. Steuve and Carla M. Topp, lot 77, Teton Subdivision, $141,900. Shawn E. and Elizabeth A. Beach to Troy R. and Jodi R. Schumm, lot 144, Pioneer Subdivision No. 5, $261,500. Dolores C. Fledderjohn to Joseph B. and Nancy A. Ritter, lot 6, Miami-Erie Place, $111,500. Michael J. and Cynthia A. Ebbing to Home Site Rentals LLC, lots 30-31, Deerfield Subdivision Phase 5, $400,800. Riethman Builders Inc. to Philip G. and Jacqueline S. Clark, lot 5, Deerfield Run, $196,000. James W. Zimmerman to Timothy S. and Vicki V. Quellhorst, lot 110, Pioneer Subdivision Phase 4, no amount. Timothy S. and Vicki V. Quellhorst to Joseph Larry and Debra A. Custer, lot 10, Pioneer Subdivision Phase 4, $276,500.

Keifer Family Trust to Crown Equipment Corp., part lots 1-3, $95,000. Amanda M. and Dusty Wallace to Crown Equipment Corp., part lots 1-3, no amount. John and Shelley Linder to Victoria Hirschfeld, unit 553, Walnut Place Condo, no amount. Victoria and Adam Hirschfeld to Larry Ray Busse and Nancy Lucille Busse, Unit 553, Walnut Place Condo, $183,500. Janice A. B. Howell, trustee, to Donald E. and Janice A. B. Howell, lot 34, Eastview, no amount. Frederick C. Opperdeceased, to man, Harold M. and Susan M. Hemmelgarn, lot 12, Meadowbrook Subdivision, $155,000. Frederick C. Opperman, deceased, to Larry J. Bonnie L. Rismiller, lot 10, Meadowbrook Addition, $13,500. Robert E. and Nancy A. Marshal to Eric B. Marker, lot 67, Teton Subdivision, $120,000. New Knoxville Ruberta M. Piepmeyer (by executor) to Lucas and Sarah Baker, part outlot 58, $20,000. Rebecca A. Krieg to Mollee E. Pittenger, lot 3, Kuhlman’s Subdivision, no amount. Nicholas D. and Barbara J. Doseck to Jesse W. and Michelle K. Dillon, part lot 16, R. Kuck’s First Addition, no amount. Jesse M. and Michelle K. Dillon to Jewel D. Wehner, part lots 16 and 30, Robert Kuck’s First Addition, $59,900. Karen S. (Collings) and Michael Dunson to Kale L. Wierwill, part lot 123, German Reformed SD, $52,000. German Township David E. and Beverly L. Kuck to Slife Family Enterprises LLC, part section 2, 1

acre, $60,000. Joe Leffel to George O. and Elsie E. Ewing, part section 2, $149,900. Daniel L. Jacoby to Jeffrey J. Oelke, part section 6, 1,227 acres, $209,500. Jackson Township Paul L. and Carol R. Quinter to Matthew J. and Annette Quinter, part section 34, 22.304 acres, no amount. Pusheta Township Mark E. and Tracy McDonald to Mark E. and Wade E. McDonald, part section 5, 0.27 acres, no amount. Daniel L. and Dorothy J. Davidson to Duane E. Davidson, et. al., part section 23, 33.176 acres, no amount. Kenneth L. and Carlene S. Koch to Kenneth L. and Carlene S. Koch, part section 11, no amount. Washington Twp. Melvin H. Nuss, trustee, to Paul L. and

Diana M. Zink, part section 9, 2.747 acres, $145,000. Frederick L. and Helen L. Kohler to William P. and Sandra K. Hunter, part section 6, $1,000. Frederick L. and Helen L. Kohler to Evelyan A. Warner, trustee, part section 6, $1,000. Frederick L. and Helen L. Kohler to James L. Moore Jr., part section 6, $1,100. County Line Acres LLC to Gene A. and Grace E. Roediger, part section 29, 17.68 acres, $104,066.

Frederick L. and Helen L. Kohler to Eric C. Johnson, part section 6, $1,100. George and Connie Niemeyer to Matthew D. and Molly A. Craft, part section 4, 2.5 acres, $25,000. Frederick L. and Helen L. Kohler to Sandra S. Severt, part section 6, $1,000. The Way International to Douglas Henschen, part section 19, $95,000. Charles Dale and Elsie B. McGlothen to Jason T. Brown, part section 6 plus interest in sewer, $100,000.

Light judging set for Dec. 21 MINSTER — The Minster Journeyman’s Club will be holding its annual Christmas light judging on Dec. 21 for residents and businesses in Minster. Cash prizes will be awarded to both.

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Peebles bears Honda plants earn Energy Star benefit Toys for Tots HOUSTON, Texas — Peebles is spreading a little holiday cheer while giving back to the community this festive season through the sale of boy- and girl-themed “Bears that Care” to benefit Toys for Tots. The plush brown and tan bears adorned with a holiday scarf and Christmas gift retail for $6.98 and from now until Dec. 24, Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Peebles, will donate $1 for every bear sold to Toys for Tots. For those who can’t make it to the store, donating is as easy as visiting Peebles’ Facebook page and “liking” the page. Through Dec. 26, Peebles will make a donation of 5 cents for every person who be-

comes a fan of their page. In addition, all fans of the Peebles page can register to win up to a $5,000 cash prize. Stage Stores will make two separate donations to Toys for Tots this holiday season. The company will donate up to $150,000 from the holiday bear sales, and up $5,000 from the Facebook contest. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. On Dec. 27 Stage Stores will announce the total amount raised and the prize winner.

MARYSVILLE —Two Honda auto plants in Ohio have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Energy Star due to the company’s ongoing efforts to operate energyefficient facilities. This marks the fifth consecutive year that both Honda auto plants in Ohio, in Marysville and East Liberty, have earned this recognition. The EPA bases the award on the amount of energy needed to produce an automobile, taking into account factors such as vehicle size and production volume. Electricity and natural gas represent 95 percent of total energy consumption in the production of automobiles. Honda has ongoing conservation initiatives to minimize the environmental impact from the use of fossil fuels, including a reduc-

tion of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. “Improving the energy efficiency of Honda factories is the single biggest focus of the company’s efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our operations,” said Karen Heyob, leader of Honda’s environmental initiatives at Honda of America Mfg. Honda’s energy-reduction efforts range from real-time monitoring of electricity use to advanced compressed air management programs. For example, the company mounted aggressive programs to eliminate air leaks in compressed air systems, and to optimize the use of compressed air by reducing pressure. In addition, real-time monitoring helps identify equipment that can be turned off when production isn’t taking place during breaks, between

shifts and on weekends. At the Marysville Auto Plant, Honda’s highest volume auto plant in North America, centralized steam used for heat and humidification was replaced with more efficient localized systems. A new “fog” humidification system for the plant’s painting operations is 80 percent energy efficient and automatically shuts off when not needed. A major paint renovation at the East Liberty plant has reduced the size of automobile painting booths by 43 percent and streamlined operations by reducing the number of painting robots. With completion of this four-year project in 2012, the resulting savings in heating and electrical power consumption will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 10,000 tons annually. The East Liberty

plant also recently completed installation of a new instrument panel paint line that utilizes benchmark coating and energy conservation technologies. The new line doubles paint transfer efficiency compared with the old system and additional energy savings comes from recycling 90 percent of the conditioned paint booth air. A Building Management System at the Marysville facility is programmed to automatically shut off building functions when not needed, including pumps, chillers, air compressors, lights and air-handling systems. In addition, the plant has disconnected 1,071 high-bay lights in areas where illumination no longer is needed, reducing CO2 emissions by 611,000 kilograms annually.

Knouff joins agency families. I am confident this will be a wonderful place to work.” State of the Heart has offices in Greenville, Coldwater and Portland, Ind. Knouff will work from the Greenville office. She has a background in long-term care and acute-care nursing. When not performing her duties as a nurse, she enjoys time with her family and friends, goes bike riding and camping. She and her husband Joel reside in Newport. State of the Heart Hospice is observing 30 years of service to area communities this year. For more information about the services provided by State of the Heart, visit the website at

Minster Bank promotes financial literacy Minster Bank is partnering with local schools to educate youths about the importance of money management. On Friday, Patricia Ewing and Erin Stewart, of Minster Bank, present Survivor Island to Deb Lear’s seventh-grade class at Fort Loramie Junior High School. Students learn about prioritizing needs and wants while budgeting. The class is divided into teams and must determine which items would be taken on a deserted island based on a specific spending limit. Students enjoy evalu-

ating a list of potential items for needs versus wants, according to bank representatives. They also learn to prioritize, budget and negotiate. These skills are all necessary for making good financial decisions. Minster Bank, a local community bank, and a subsidiary of Minster Financial Corp, is headquartered in Minster, and has offices located in Minster, New Bremen, St. Marys, Sidney, Troy, Vandalia and Wapakoneta. Visit to learn more about Minster Bank.

STOCK MARKET Listed are Friday’s stock market prices at closing for firms in the Sidney-Shelby County area traded on the major markets. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. Alcoa Inc...............9.64 +0.17 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) Appld Ind. Tech..34.76 +1.09 BP PLC ADR......42.72 +0.65 Citigroup ............28.77 +1.02 Emerson Elec. ....51.54 +1.02 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) Griffon Corp. ........9.42 +0.40 (PF of Clopay Corp.) H&R Block Inc...15.92 +0.35 Honda Motor .....31.72 +0.78 Ill. Toolworks .....47.13 +0.81 (Parent company of Peerless) JC Penney Co.....33.58 +0.38 (Store in Piqua) JP Morgan Chase33.18 +0.96 (Former Bank One, Sidney) Kroger Co. ..........23.95 +0.43 (PF of Kroger) Meritor .................5.74 +0.23

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. Lear Corp ...........40.42 -0.17 (PF of C.H. Masland) McDonalds Corp.98.03 +1.11 Radio Shack .......11.44 +0.35 Sherwin-Wllms ..86.36 +0.82 Sprint ...................2.47 +0.03 Thor Industries..23.83 +0.56 (PF of Airstream Inc.) Time Warner Inc.34.60 +0.67 (PF of Time Warner Cable) U.S. Bancorp ......26.29 +0.64 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) Walgreen Co.......34.22 +0.34 Walmart Stores .58.32 +0.34 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..5.26 +0.12 YUM! Brands.....57.96 +0.47 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER Bob Evans ..........32.10 +0.01 Fifth Third ........12.51 +0.54 Peoples Bank .......9.00 +0.25

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TODAY IN HISTORY CROSSWORD HOROSCOPE Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 Today is Saturday, Dec. 10, Coincidentally, what previously unlucky in the past proved the 344th dayfor of you 2011. There might off in thein year 21pay days left theahead. year.Be are prepared to go back and hoe some old Today’s Highlight in Hisin order to accomplish what ground tory: you want. 23-Dec. — SAGITTARIUS On Dec. 10,(Nov. 1931, Jane21)AdWhen it comes tothe an important decidams became first Amersion that must be made now, don’t let woman to be awarded ican anybody else do your thinking for you. the Nobel the coEven if yourPeace solutionPrize; isn’t perfect, it recipient was Nicholas Murfor your situation. might be best CAPRICORN ray Butler. (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’ll a more On be this date:effective problem solver if you act with speed and ■ InDelays 1520,will Martin Luther alacrity. only make things publicly worse. burned the papal edict AQUARIUS (Jan. 19) — or If demanding that20-Feb. he recant, two friends of yours get into an arguface excommunication. ment, you should stay out of it — ■ In 1817, Mississippi was don’t try to be an arbitrator. All it admitted the of drag you20th into a state squabble would do is as the thatUnion. should be none of your affair. PISCES 20-March 20) — When ■ In (Feb. 1861, the Confederby a friend, your inclinachallenged acy admitted Kentucky as it tion might be to respond with hostilrecognized a pro-Southern to offering an ity, as opposed shadow explanation.state Considergovernment first if it is really important who iswithout right and who that was acting the is wrong. authority of the pro-Union ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Somegovernment in Frankfort. times you enjoy having your opinions ■ ideas Inquestioned, 1906, but President and not today. Theodore Roosevelt You should stay away frombecame persons whomfirst you know from experience the American to are be habitual critics. awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Don’t for helping an when end to take anythingmediate for granted it the Russo-Japanese War. comes to involvements with people who treated fairly in the ■ haven’t In 1911, TVyou newscaster past. They haven’t changed. Chet Huntley was born in GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — We all Cardwell, Mont. have our days when we are a bit out ■ In 1948, theis U.N. Genof sorts. If your mate a bit difficult eral adopted its to get Assembly along with, don’t make matters worse by challenging them to proveon a Universal Declaration point. Human Rights. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Try to ■ In 1950, J. Bunche keep pace with Ralph your work, because was Nobel Peace thereawarded is a strongthe chance things could quickly the get out of hand andAmeriend up Prize, first black overwhelming your best to can to receiveyou. theDoaward. stay on schedule. ■ In 1964, Martin Luther LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — By excludKing Jr. received his Nobel ing a friend from something they Peace Prize. be involved in, you’re would normally likely the relationship. ■ Injeopardizing 1967, singer Otis RedThink26, howand you would feel if things ding, six others were were reversed and it was you being killed when their plane left out. crashed VIRGO (Aug.into 23-Sept.Wisconsin’s 22) — If something that you’re responsible for goes Lake Monona. badly, don’t try to pass the blame onto ■ In 1984, South African somebody Desmond else. It would not only tarBishop Tutu renish your image but cause you to lose ceived a pal asthe well.Nobel Peace Prize. ■ In(Sept. 1986, human LIBRA 23-Oct. 23) —rights Weigh your words and with extreme cautionsurand advocate Holocaust limit your comments only to what you vivor Elie Wiesel accepted wouldn’t mind being repeated. What the Nobel Peace Prize. you say will most likely be told to all ■ Ten years ago: President who matter. George Bush 22)told reSCORPIO W. (Oct. 24-Nov. — Guard any inclinations to rob Peter in order porters a videotape of Osama to pay Paul in of somehow bin Laden in hopes which the alkeeping your finances in good workQaida leader talked happily ing order. Unfortunately, the measabout thewill September 11 atures taken only be temporary. tacks “just 2011 reminded me of COPYRIGHT United Feature Syndicate, Inc. what a murderer he is.”







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100 years Dec. 10, 1911 R.C. Carter, who has been publishing the Jackson Center News for the past year, has sold the Wednesday Thursday Today Tonight Sunday Monday Tuesday LOCAL OUTLOOK paper to J.G. Sailor, who will continue the publication of the paper. ––––– Dr. A.W. Reddish and Sunny Clear Sunny Mostly Partly Partly Mostly R.O. Bingham, members High: 28° Low: 15° High: 35° sunny cloudy cloudy cloudy; High pressure heads of the board of education, High: 42° High: 42° High: 42° 40% Low: 20° this way for the week- went to Springfield today chance Low: 20° Low: 30° Low: 30° of rain This end. to inspect the new high High: 42° means school building in that Low: 30° lots of city. s u n 75 years shine Dec. 10, 1936 but cold Abdication of King Edtemperward VIII in order to atures Mrs. Wallis marry Temperature Precipitation Sunrise/Sunset at night! Warfield Simpson was High Thursday.......................37 24 hours ending at 7 a.m..none Saturday’s sunset ......5:10 p.m. announced to the House Low Thursday .......................22 Month to date.....................1.86 Sunday’s sunrise .......7:49 a.m. of Commons this afterYear to date......................54.74 Sunday’s sunset.........5:11 p.m. noon. Accession of the Duke of York as King of Source: The Sidney Wastewater Treatment Plant, official weather reporting station for England was announced Shelby County, and the U.S. Naval Observatory. For current daytime conditions, low/high immediately after the detemperatures, go to cision. ––––– National forecast Mary Francis Miss City/Region Forecast highs for Saturday, Dec. 10 Sunny Pt. Cloudy Cloudy Gaines, of Sidney, a stuHigh | Low temps Forecast for Saturday, Dec. 10 dent in the music departMICH. ment at Bowling Green State University, was the Cleveland Toledo 29° | 25° soloist at the 27th birth29° | 18° day anniversary lunchYoungstown of Fort Industry eon 29° | 18° Chapter of the Daughters Mansfield PA. of American Revolution 27° | 16° in Toledo this past weekend.

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Treating ankle sprains DEAR DR. stretched beyond DONOHUE: I its capacity to retwisted my ankle bound or one in playing basketwhich a few fiber ball, and it’s still strains have been swollen and hurts torn. This injury three weeks later. usually gets betShouldn’t it be ter within a week better by now? I or two. A grade 3 didn’t use To your sprain is one in crutches. Should I which the entire good have? ligament has been My brother health torn. This can wants me to ask a Dr. Paul G. take up to six question for him. months to heal. A Donohue He has sprained grade 2 is worse his ankle three times in than a grade 1 but not as the past year and a half. bad as a grade 3. He’d like to know what’s The most common going on. — P.T. ankle sprain is one in ANSWER: Ankle which the lateral side of sprains are one of the the ankle (the little-toe most common athletic in- side of the foot) has ligajuries. A sprain is an over- ment damage. When it stretched or torn happens, a person feels a ligament. Ligaments are tearing sensation and straps of dense fibrous tis- might hear a pop. The foot sue that span a joint to can be moved up and give it stability. A grade 1 down only with pain. Imsprain is one in which the mediate treatment is rest, ligament has been icing, compression with

an Ace bandage and elevation of the leg. Icing should be done for 15 to 20 minutes four times a day for the first two or three days. Aleve, Advil or one of the many other related drugs takes care of pain. Crutches aren’t necessary for grade 1 and grade 2 sprains. An ankle brace, a walking boot or taping keeps the person mobile and protects the joint. Your brother’s recurring ankle sprains indicate his joint is unstable. He must see an orthopedic doctor. If he’s experiencing these strains while playing a sport, he’d benefit from using an ankle support. Tell him to visit Stromgren Athletics on the Internet at He can see pictures of their many ankle devices. Model 329 is one that can keep his ankle

supported. This is only a temporary measure. Seeing the orthopedic doctor is the definitive solution. You might have to see one, too, if your ankle isn’t better in another week. DEAR DR. DONOHUE: How come you never write about cheerleading? I am a cheerleader, and it’s demanding exercise. We practice daily. I believe cheerleading qualifies as a sport. — S.B. ANSWER: I haven’t written about it because, until your letter, I never had any question sent to me about it. I’m in complete agreement with you. Cheerleading is a demanding sport that requires agility, balance, strength and flexibility. Write me with a question. I’ll give you and cheerleading equal time.

Dec. 10, 1961 Articles of incorporation have been filed with Secretary of State Ted Brown in Columbus for a Port Jefferson enterprise to be known as the Gierhart Machinery Co., it was learned today. Listed as head of the concern is Melvin Gierhart, Port Jefferson, who is said to have designed a new type of road machinery on which patents may be sought. Gierhart said today that his plans are still in a preliminary stage. Should they reach a production point, the company probably would be located in Port Jefferson, he added. ––––– Paul Fitzwater, supervisor of music in the Sidney City Schools and director of the high school orchestra, is scheduled to provide the program

Tuesday for the Sidney Optimist Club at its luncheon meeting in the Hotel Wagner. Accompanying Fitzwater are expected to be several music students, according to Glen Charles, Optimist program chairman for the day.

25 years Dec. 10, 1986 A man who describes himself as a “social activist,” Rev. Melvin Humes, the new pastor of the Greenview United Church of Christ in Plattsville, is also a man who spent many years “in thought, discussion and prayer” before deciding to enter the ministry. Humes, 40, received his Master of Divinity Degree in June and became minister at Greenview United two months later. The church has been served in recent years by interim and supply preachers. ––––– Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers at Monarch Machine Tool Co. continue to work despite reports they voted down contract proposals Friday afternoon. According to unofficial reports, the membership voted against contract proposals made by company officials during bargaining sessions. However, there were not enough votes to call a strike. The old contract expired Sunday at midnight. ––––– These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet!

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Woman questions future with unaffectionate man DEAR ABBY: I am — one filled with love 28 and have dated my and affection. It’s boyfriend “Dan” for starting to make me two years. We have question whether we lived together for the really have a future past year. I fell for together. Am I overrehim the moment I laid acting? — NO HUGS, eyes on him and have NO CUDDLES IN always imagined we PHILLY would spend the rest DEAR NO HUGS, Dear of our lives together. NO CUDDLES: No. Abby My problem is Dan You’re an intelligent Abigail shows me almost no woman, and you’re affection. He doesn’t Van Buren asking intelligent tell me he loves me questions. Before unless I say it first; he never making up your mind about wants to cuddle next to me or Dan, make clear to him what hug me when he gets home your needs are. Demonstrate from work. He insists that he the kind of affection you need loves me, and says his lack of from him, and see if he’s willdemonstrativeness is because ing to make the effort. If he’s he didn’t grow up in an affec- not up to it, then — face it — tionate household and it he’s not the man for you. makes him uncomfortable. To marry someone who I feel Dan is an adult and can’t show love would be for can choose to make his you to live on an emotional household — our household starvation diet.

DEAR ABBY: I am a caring, loving husband. I enjoy my time with my wife. I think about our future a lot and want our marriage to last for as long as possible. I make exercise a priority in my life, but I can’t get her to understand that she should, too. I love her for who she is, but I want her to be in great health. I am a very straightforward person and have told her in ways she didn’t respond well to. She becomes defensive. How do you tell a woman she should exercise without offending her? — FIT IN AKRON, OHIO DEAR FIT: Talk to her about the couples you encounter who exercise together. Tell her how much it would mean to you if you could share the activity together. If your form of exercise isn’t one that

works for her, then find something you can agree on to do together. If that doesn’t help, then you’ll have to accept her for who she is — a confirmed couch potato. DEAR ABBY: I live in Japan and love your column. It is informative and helps me stay in touch with America. But I need to get something off my chest. I am beyond tired of the number of women I read about in your column who refer to their wedding day as “my special day.” News flash, ladies: You should be using the term “OUR special day”! If you’re so focused on your dress and hair and any faux pas — real or imagined — your guests may commit that you lose focus on the life you and your husband are beginning, perhaps you

should buy a pet rather than get married. Any person who has stayed married for more than a few years knows the marriage ceremony is the easy part. The selfabsorption that permeates today’s wedding scene ranges from embarrassing to sickening. — ROB IN TOMAKOMAI DEAR ROB: Weddings (and funerals) can bring out the worst in people because they are times when emotion sometimes trumps common sense. The majority of American brides are gracious, polite, loving and hardworking. They are also prepared for the realities that come after the fairy tale wedding. (And if they’re not, I hear from them!) Please don’t judge all American brides by the ones you read about in my column. The weddings that go smoothly I don’t hear about.


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Coshocton County leads the way during gun season

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IN THIS Nov. 21 photo provided by Ray C's Extreme Store, Jeff Kerr is shown with a 13-point deer in Lapeer, Mich. Kerr has been forced to give up the venison and the trophy antlers because he didn't have a license. He could face fines of $1,500. The DNR plans to use the antlers during public talks on hunting laws.

No license, no trophy buck LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — After his hunting buddy missed, Jeff Kerr says he couldn’t resist: He shot a 13-point trophy buck on his grandmother’s land in Lapeer County, a deer with a generous rack. “This is a once-in-alifetime rack for a deer hunter,” said Lt. Dave Malloch of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. But the antlers and the venison no longer belong to Kerr. The DNR seized everything after learning that Kerr didn’t get a hunting license until after he shot the deer on Nov. 20. “I was wrong,” Kerr, 28, said Thursday. “I’m not going to point fingers.” With a construction job going well, he doubted he would get a chance to hunt. Then a pal called and they were off to his grandmother’s 40 acres in Lapeer County’s Marathon

Township. Kerr didn’t have a license but had a Remington shotgun. “He missed it twice and I couldn’t let it go again,” Kerr said of the deer. “I shot him at 10 yards.” He got a license and removed the deer from the field the next day. He put the animal in his pickup truck and posed for a photo at a shop in Lapeer. The picture was posted on a website, , where people can see other Michigan trophy deer. The DNR said it got a tip that Kerr didn’t have a $15 license when he shot the buck. He confessed after a visit from conservation officer Ken Kovach. “I wasn’t going to lie. There’s nobody to blame but myself,” Kerr said. He could face fines of up to $1,500. The DNR plans to display the antlers during public talks on hunting laws.

COLUMBUS — Ohio hunters took 90,282 white-tailed deer during the state's popular, week-long deer-gun season, which ran November 28 through December 4, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. In 2010, hunters checked a total of 105,034 deer during the same time period. “Hunters clearly took advantage of the weather as the week progressed. They trimmed the deficit from last season from 39% on opening day, to 14% by the close of the season on Sunday, “said Mike Tonkovich, ODNR, Division of Wildlife deer project leader. “While other factors may have been at work, it is clear that extreme weather – good or bad – on key harvest days can have a significant impact on the bottom line.” Counties reporting the highest numbers of deer brought to Ohio check stations last week included Coshocton


3,690, Muskingum 3,223, Tuscarawas 3,180, Guernsey 2,982, Harrison 2,772, Licking 2,678, Knox 2,480, Belmont 2,431, Carroll 2,252, and Washington 2,225. Hunters still have one weekend of deer-gun hunting, December 1718, and nine weeks of archery hunting in Ohio. Archery season remains open until February 5, 2012. The statewide muzzleloader deer-hunting season will be held January 7-10, 2012. Donations of extra venison are encouraged and will be accepted through the entire deer season, ending on February 5, 2012, to organizations assisting Ohioans in need. The division of Wildlife is collaborating with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry to help pay the processing cost as long as the deer are taken to a participating processor. Counties being served by this program can be found online at Hunters who wish to share their success can


Vollowing is a list of hunters who checked in deer at Meyer’s Garage in Newport during the deer gun season: Nathan Luthman, Russia, button buck, Shelby; Cody Hecht, Sidney, doe, Cynthian; Paul (Butch) Scully, Sidney, 8point, Miami County; Brian Ruhenkamp, Fort Loamie, doe, Cynthian; Luke Hoying, Anna, 9point, McLean; Chris Cook, Sidney, 7-point, Washington; Brian Wells, Minster, buttn buck, Darke County; Kelsey Weidney, Piqua, button buck, Shelby; Kyle Wilt, Anna, doe, McLean; Matt Sherman, Fort Loramie, Shelby; Steve doe, Chester, Houston, button buck, Loramie; Ted Gehret, Minster, 10point, McLean; Tracy Fogt, Minster, button buck, McLean; Mark Moses, Sidney, 7-point, end of year two, an addi- Turtle Creek; Joe tional 5,000 hunters had Beemer, Anna, 14-point, enrolled with only 40 ad- Cynthian; John Beemer, ditional farms. Anna, 4-point, Cynthian;

Mark Francis, Webster, de, Preble County; Adam Gehret, Fort Loramie, doe, Shelby; Wes Robbins, Fort Loramie, doe, Shelby; Cory Brandewie, Fort Loramie, button buck, Shelby; Kyle Bollheimer, Fort Loramie, 7point, Shelby; Andrew Meyer, Minster, button buck, Shelby; Richard Mays Jr., 8-point, Shelby; Richard Heilers, Houston, doe, Cynthian; Randy Winemiller, doe, Shelby

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Adams – 1,727 (1,639); Allen – 293 (440); Ashland – 1,096 (1,350); Ashtabula – 1,777 (2,400); Athens – 2,059 (2,147); Auglaize – 192 (245); Belmont – 2,431 (2,736); Brown – 1,229 (1,423); Butler – 345 (401); Carroll – 2,252 (2,952); Champaign – 554 (613); Clark – 276 (295); Clermont – 980 (1,215); Clinton – 373 (391); Columbiana – 1,738 (2,391); Coshocton – 3,690 (4,288); Crawford – 441 (568); Cuyahoga – 37 (38); Darke – 223 (265); Defiance – 725 (910); Delaware – 594 (696); Erie – 137 (157); Fairfield – 1,152 (1,258); Fayette – 104 (114); Franklin – 170 (142); Fulton – 302 (438); Gallia –

1,844 (1,899); Geauga – 623 (738); Greene – 287 (293); Guernsey – 2,982 (3,309); Hamilton – 298 (306); Hancock – 402 (576); Hardin – 354 (567); Harrison – 2,772 (3,547); Henry – 279 (505); Highland – 1,432 (1,527); Hocking – 2,184 (2,138); Holmes – 2,013 (2,529); Huron – 925 (1,007); Jackson – 1,515 (1,742); Jefferson – 2,044 (2,564); Knox – 2,480 (3,141); Lake – 185 (178); Lawrence – 1,574 (1,449); Licking – 2,678 (3,003); Logan – 760 (845); Lorain – 739 (863); Lucas – 129 (164); Madison – 167 (185); Mahoning – 563 (672); Marion – 320 (428); Medina – 556 (633); Meigs – 1,974 (1,941); Mercer – 203 (248); Miami – 194 (212); Monroe – 1,960 (2,180); Montgomery – 144 (117); Morgan – 1,804 (1,962); Morrow – 851 (1,007); Muskingum – 3,223 (3,683); Noble – 2,028 (2,229); Ottawa – 81 (88); Paulding – 416 (610); Perry – 1,832 (2,126); Pickaway – 466 (570); Pike – 1,077 (1,102); Portage – 644 (740); Preble – 267 (253); Putnam – 238 (364); Richland – 1,714 (2,169); Ross – 1,723 (1,792); Sandusky – 195 (214); Scioto – 1,224 (1,250); Seneca – 603 (849); Shelby – 305 (376); Stark – 661 (744); Summit – 151 (198); Trumbull – 1,060 (1,305); Tuscarawas – 3,180 (4,038); Union – 354 (391); Van Wert – 194 (358); Vinton – 1,577 (1,579); Warren – 412 (451); Washington – 2,225 (2,555); Wayne – 644 (869); Williams – 787 (1,001); Wood – 208 (305); Wyandot – 661 (838); Total – 90,282 (105,034)


Farms website discontinued COLUMBUS — The Web site will be discontinued due to lower than anticipated participation from Ohio’s farming community, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. After the first year, more than 9,000 hunters had enrolled with 83 landowners signing on in the four-county test area. The OFB and the Division of Wildlife agreed to expand the program to 38 counties across southeast Ohio in 2010. Despite direct mailings by the Division of Wildlife and marketing efforts by the OFB, an insufficient number of landowners signed up for the program. At the

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Jackson Center wins big in opener, 56-38

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SIDNEY’S TYREE Manley goes in for a layup in boys basketball action at Troy Friday night. Manley led the Yellow Jackets in scoring with 12 points, but it wasn’t enough in an 81-41 setback.

Jackets fall to Trojans TROY — Sidney is still searching for its first win of the season after getting doubled up by the Troy Trojans in Greater Western Ohio Conference North boys basketball action Friday here, 81-41. The loss leaves the Jackets at 0-3 on the season and they will return to action Friday at Vandalia in another North Division test. Troy is now 2-1 on the year. The Trojans took control right from the start, rolling to a 28-11 lead after one quarter. Sidney got a three-pointer with under a minute to play in the half from Patwaun Hudson to cut the lead to 3925, but the Trojans got a bucket, then a steal and another bucket to pump the lead back up to 43-25 at the half. The Jackets got no closer the rest of the way, managing just seven points in the third quarter. “We missed a couple of rotations defensively early in the game and left them with open shots,” said Sidney head coach Greg Snyder. “They hit them and gained confidence that they kept the entire game. I can’t fault the effort. We just need to get better on offense and get a better idea

how to finish off defensive possessions.” Sidney didn’t shoot well, and didn’t get to the line much. For the game, the Jackets were 15-for-49 for 31 percent, including just 8-for-29 from three-point range. And they attempted just eight free throws, hitting five. Troy, meanwhile, shot well throughout the game, finishing 32-for-65 for 49 percent. In addition, Troy owned the boards, outrebounding the Jackets 46-26. The Jackets were led in scoring by Tyree Manley, who finished with 12 points. Hudson added 11, but no one else managed more than five. Cody May hit 21 for Troy and Zack Martinez 18. Sidney (41) Fox 0-1-1; Heath 2-0-5; Hudson 40-11; Manley 4-1-12; Milligan 1-0-2; Rosengarten 0-3-3; Slonaker 2-0-5; White 1-0-2. Totals: 14-5-41. Troy (81) Alexander 0-1-1; Cascaden 5-0-10; Kirtz 0-3-3; Lucas 1-1-4; Martinez 81-18; May 8-0-21; T. Miller 4-1-9; Z. Miller 1-0-2; Price 1-0-2; Rohr 2-0-4; Vaughan 1-0-2; Wagner 2-0-5. Totals: 33-7-81. Score by quarters: Sidney ...........................11 25 32 41 Troy ...............................28 43 61 81 Three-pointers: Sidney 9 (Hudson 3, Manley 3, Heath, Slonaker); Troy 8 (May 5, Lucas, Martinez, Wagner). Records: Sidney 0-3, Troy 2-1.

New Bremen falls to LCC 0-1-1; Kidd 0-3-3; O’Connor 2-6-11; Stewart 1-0-2. Totals: 21-21-66. New Bremen (40) Bornhorst 4-0-9; Clune 2-0-4; Schwieterman 3-0-7; Manger 1-0-3; Heitkamp 0-4-4; Williams 2-2-6; Westerbeck 2-3-7. Totals: 14-9-40. Score by quarters: LCC ...............................15 35 48 66 Bremen ......................... 6 20 34 40 Three pointers: LCC 3 (Kimbrough, Taflinger, O’Connor); Bremen 3 (Bornhorst, Schwieterman, Lima Central Catholic (66) Crawford 0-3-3; Johnson 4-0-8; Manger). Records: LCC 2-1, New Bremen Kimbrough 2-2-7; Taflinger 6-5-18; B. Hodges 4-0-8; West 2-1-5; C. Hodges 1-1.

NEW BREMEN — Lima Catholic jumped out to a 15-6 lead after a quarter and went on to a 66-40 win over the New Bremen Cardinals in non-conference action here Friday. Bremen falls to 1-1 on the season while LCC improves to 2-1. Derek Bornhorst led the Cardinals with nine points.

JACKSON CENTER – Down 8-2 early and four later in the first quarter, the Jackson Center Tigers closed the half with a 23-7 run and went on to a 56-38 County win over the Fairlawn Jets here Friday night. It was the opening game for the Tigers while Fairlawn is now 0-2 both overall and in the league. Despite falling behind 8-2 at the start, the Jets led 13-9 before Jackson scored the final four points of the opening period. The Tigers then outscored Fairlawn 19-7 in the second quarter to go up 32-20 at the break. Fairlawn cut the deficit to five by scoring the seven points of the third quarter, but could get no closer as Jackson built the lead back up to 13 heading into the final period. Alex Meyer led all scorers with 22 points for the Tigers, including four three-pointers, while Andy Hoying had 11 along with nine rebounds. “Alex had a great game offensively, but his defensive game was probably better,” said Jackson head coach Scott Elchert. “I was extremely pleased with the way we played defense. Fairlawn has a lot of weapons, and holding them to 38 points is getting it done.” “We were down a couple of players tonight, but Troy Opperman, Gavin Wildermuth and Christian Mabry really gave us a boost,” added Elchert. “They all did a great job in their first varsity game.” Jackson hit 20 of 43 shots from the field for 47 percent and was nine of 12 at the foul line. Anthony Gillem paced Fairlawn with 12 and Trey Everett added 11, but only five Jets dented the scoring column overall. Both teams are back in action tonight as Fairlawn hosts Mississinawa while Jackson

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JACKSON CENTER’S Andy Hoying is about to release a jumper over Fairlawn defender Matt Rohrer in action Friday night at Jackson. Center goes to Riverside. Fairlawn (38) Everett 5-1-11; Hughes 0-2-2; Gillem 3-4-12; Wells 4-0-8; Cummings 2-1-5. Totals: 14-8-38. Jackson Center (56) Opperman 2-0-5; Meyer 8-2-22; Elchert 2-1-6; Wildermuth 2-2-6; Mabry 0-2-2; Hoying 4-2-11; Ryder 20-4. Totals: 20-9-56.

Score by quarters: Fairlawn .......................13 20 30 38 Jackson .........................13 32 43 56 Three pointers: Fairlawn 2 (Gillem); Jackson 7 (Meyer 4, Opperman, Elchert, Hoying). Records: Fairlawn 0-2, Jackson 1-0 Reserve score: Jackson 45, Fairlawn 44.

Rockets get by Loramie ANNA — Anna overcame a three-point halftime deficit to pull out a 51-43 victory over Fort Loramie in the season opener for both Friday in boys basketball action. The 1-0 Rockets are back in action tonight at home against New Knoxville. Fort Loramie travels to St. Henry. Anna ran into early foul trouble, with head coach Nate Barhorst being forced to sit both Jay Meyer and Maverick Long for much of the opening quarter. “They were both in trouble in the first four minutes,” Barhorst said. “But we had to get at least one of them back in there. Jay came back in and had a good second quarter to keep us close.” Loramie led 13-10 after one period and was up 23-20 at the half. But it could have been more had it not been for Meyer, who had five points for the Rockets near the end of the period. The two teams were still deadlocked at 35-35 after three periods, but Anna dominated the final quarter, outscoring the Redskins 16-8 to post the win. “They took us out of our offense in the first half, so we knew we had to get it inside more in the second half,” said Barhorst. “Jay did a good job making more post feeds, and we got a good effort out of Nick Reier inside. We need him to do that.” Reier finished with 13

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ANNA’S JAY Meyer (right) has the ball knocked away by Fort Loramie’s Austin Luebke in action Friday at Loramie. bers 1-2-4; Benanzer 2-0-5; Cordonnier 2-0-4; Luebke 2-3-7; Hoying 1-02. Totals: 15-9-43. Anna (51) Metz 0-2-2; Seger 1-0-2; Reier 6-113; Williams 1-2-4; Meyer 6-6-21; Berning 0-1-1; Long 2-3-8. Totals: 1615-51. Score by quarters: Loramie ........................13 23 35 43 Anna .............................10 20 35 51 Three-pointers: Anna 4 (Meye4r 3, Long); Loramie 4 (Guillozet 3, Benanzer). Records: Anna 1-0, Fort Loramie 0-1. Reserve score: Anna 38, Fort LoFort Loramie (43) Guillozet 5-4-17; Miracle 2-0-4; Al- ramie 16.

points to give Meyer some help in the scoring. Meyer finished with 21 points, hitting three threes and knocking down six of eight free throws. Loramie was led by Seth Guillozet, with also had three threes and finished with 17 points. But no other Redskin managed more than seven. “We did a good job on them defensively,” said Barhorst.


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Slagle key player in BG’s five-game winning streak

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MEMBERS OF the Botkins junior varsity basketball team huddle together on the steps outside the high school Friday night in an attempt to stay warm. The gym had to be cleared twice because of a faulty fire alarm, and the varsity game between Botkins and Houston had to be postponed. The JV game didn’t get past halftime.

Faulty fire alarm forces postponement at Botkins BOTKINS — The boys game at basketball Botkins Friday night between the Trojans and Houston had to be postponed because of a faulty fire alarm. The alarm first went off with 2:23 remaining in the second quarter of the junior varsity game. The gym was cleared at that point and the fire department responded. The all-clear was given, and the first half

of the JV game was completed. Then, as school officials were setting up for Homecoming festivities, the alarm sounded a second time. Again, the gymnasium was cleared and the fire department responded. After some discussion, it was decided the game should be postponed, although the Homecoming ceremony reportedly was held.

SHS wrestlers defeat Vandalia DAYTON — Sidney beat Vandalia but lost to Stebbins in wrestling action at Stebbins Thursday night. The Jackets beat Vandalia 42-28 in what coach Jim McCracken said was their best match of the young season so far. “This is the third year in a row we’ve beaten them,” McCracken said. “We showed a lot of heart and determination. In nearly every bout, our kids put it on the line and did what was needed to beat a quality team.” Freshman Alex Willman (106) upped his record to 7-0 with five pins. He pinned in 1:45 against Vandalia and had a 19-2 technical fall against Stebbins. Dayvon Madden at 120 had a pin against Vandalia, and Cody Davis pinned twice, one in 32 seconds. At 145, Mason Calvert pinned twice and at 152, Ryan Penley won twice, including once in overtime. At 160, Garrick Ginter had two pins in under two minutes each, and at 170 Derek Spangler pinned in his only action against Vandalia. At 195, Dionte Findley won over Vandalia 11-4, and at 220, Jacob

Lochard won 5-3 in overtime against Stebbins. “Against Stebbins, we were ripe for the picking after beating Vandalia,” McCracken said. “Stebbins picked up the bonus points more and won more of the close matches. They came out hard all night long and it’s by far the best Stebbins squad I’ve seen in my 30 years.” Sidney is now 5-2 and competes in the London Duals Saturday. Sidney 42, Vandalia 28 106: Willman, S, pinned Sharp 1:45; 113: Heidkamp, V, pinned Dahlinghaus :23; 120: Madden, S, pinned Lewis 108; 126: Davis, S, pinned Mullins :32; 132: Pittman, V, dec. Rosengarten 13-7; 138: Newell, V, pinned Blosser 1:59; 145: Calvert, S, pinned Goble 2:53; 152: Penley, S, dec. Whittaker 10-8; 170: Spangler, S, pinned Bowls 1:24; 182: Vial, V, pinned Stramen 1:18; 195: Findley, S, dec. Sutter 11-4; 220: Martin, V, dec. Lochard 18-8; 285: McKenzie, V, dec. Ickes 5-2. Stebbins 39, Sidney 29 106: Willman, S, dec. Dickenson 19-2; 113: Crigler, St, pinned Dahinghaus :31; 120: Brennan, St., pinned Madden 1:25; 126: Davis, S, pinned Zantai 2:55; 132: Zantal, St., dec. Rosengarten 16-4; 138: Wolfe, St., dec. Blosser 10-0; 145: Calvert, S, pinned Williams 5:38; 152: Penley, S, dec. Daniel 9-3; 160: Ginter, S, pinned Rutledge 1:30; 170: Stebbins by forfeit; 182: Pappas, St, dec. Stramen 15-6; 195: Harold, St., pinned Findley 5:42; 220: Lochard, S, dec. Cordle 5-3 (ot); 285: Mann, St., dec. Icke 2-1 (ot)

Rangers top W-G 50-44 NEW KNOXVILLE — lead the Rangers. Waynesfield (44) New Knoxville is 2-0 after Frank 2-0-4; Turner 6-2-14; beating Waynesfield- Miller 5-2-13; Little 6-0-13. ToGoshen 50-44 in boys bas- tals: 19-4-44. ketball action Friday. New Knoxville (50) Arnett 2-4-8; Allen 5-3-14; The Rangers domiS. Kuck 3-0-7; Leffel 9-1-19; nated first-half play, Kuntz 1-0-2. Totals: 20-8-50. leading 28-13, but had to Score by quarters: hang on as the Tigers Waynesfield .........9 13 28 44 mounted a second-half NK ......................15 28 38 50 Three-pointers: NK 2 comeback. (Allen, S. Kuck); W-G 2 (Miller, Lucas Leffel had 19 Little) and Jake Allen 14 to Records: NK 2-0, W-G 2-1.

The Bowling Green basketball women’s team has reeled off five wins in a row since starting off the season 1-2, and Lehman graduate and BG senior Jessica Slagle has been a key figure in the win streak. Slagle led the Lady Falcons to a win over Butler last Saturday by going for a career-high 15 points. She also added six rebounds and two assists. Her points were the result of outstanding shooting. She was 4-for-6 from the field and 6-for-7 from the free throw line. She followed that game up with another solid effort Tuesday in a win over Youngstown State. She had 12 points, pulled down four rebounds, and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. On the season, she is averaging 8.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, and is hitting an impressive 83.3 percent from the free throw line (20for-24). Devon Langhorst, Sidney Just because the football season has ended doesn’t mean the honors have stopped coming in





for Langhorst. This week, the Dayton standout was named to the Football Championship Subdivision All-American third team by He is one of only four players from the Pioneer League to be honored, and it’s the second AllAmerican Honor of his career. He averaged 1.23 sacks per game, 1.64 tackles-for-loss, and 7.09 tackles, all among the PFL’s leaders. Megan Campbell, Versailles Campbell was outstanding for the Dayton women’s volleyball team this season, and she has been recognized for her play by being named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association AllNortheast Region first team. Campbell, a middle blocker, is one of only



two players in the nation to rank in the top 15 in both hitting percentage (fourth) and blocks per set (12th). She was a four-time Atlantic-10 Conference defensive or offensive player of the week and had 15 matches with five or more blocks. Her .412 hitting percentage is the second-highest in program history. She was also a first-team All A-10 pick and a Capital One first team All-Academic District V. Justine Raterman, Versailles Raterman had two big games for Dayton in women’s basketball this week. She had 21 points and two blocks against Boston College, and a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds against Wright State. Justin Griffis, Sidney Griffis recently completed an outstanding

career as an offensive lineman for Dayton by being named to the AllPioneer League honorable mention list. He has been accepted into law school and will be staying at Dayton to earn his law degree. Mitch Westerheide, Fort Loramie Westerheide had a breakout game for Capital’s men’s basketball team against John Carroll this week. He finished with 15 points on 5-for-6 from the field and 5-for-7 from the line. Amanda Francis, Fairlawn It was a good week for Francis at Northwestern Ohio. She had 17 points and 11 rebounds against Aquinas and 18 points and eight rebounds against Indiana IT. Kim Replogle, Houston Replogle continued her solid play at Wittenberg with nine points against Oberlin and 13 points and six rebounds, five offensive, against Kenyon. LeAnn Topp, New Bremen Topp had a solid game for Wilmington against Heidelberg, with 10 points and six rebounds.

Cavs go for 2nd straight Minster set to open season tonight at Russia BY KEN BARHORST body involved,” said Williams. “He was active in all phases of the Lehman coach Isaiah game. It was no surprise Williams is still beaming to me, but I think the seover his team’s opening- cret is out now.” He was also pleased night win Saturday, on the road over Delphos with his inside game. “That’s something Jefferson 60-58. The Cavaliers let a we’re working to try to delead slip away and got velop,” he said. “That’s down late in the game, where we’re most inexpebut made the plays they rienced. We start a sophoneeded to pull out the more (James Rego), play a junior with not much exwin. Now they turn their perience (Michael Jacob), focus to the Newton In- and a senior that didn’t dians, who come to the play last year (Ben ThieLehman gym on Satur- man). And they all played well.” day night. And Alex Baker, last “I thought we played well,” said Williams. “We year’s leading scorer, finaccomplished a goal of ished with 12. “We’re working to trying to grow up fast. We were challenged and we make sure Alex stays in proved we had some re- shape because he’s going solve. Delphos changed to get a lot of attention defenses about every this year,” Williams said. Newton, coached by time down the floor. We prepared for it, but prac- former Sidney High ticing it and seeing it are coach Steve Fisher, has just one senior starter in two different things.” The game showed Jordan Hodges. In all, that the Cavs have a the Indians, 1-1 on the gem in transfer Solomon year, return nine players King-White, who had a off last year’s 7-14 team. double-double of 23 Minster points and 11 rebounds. Minster watched from “He pretty much did the sidelines last week his part in getting every- while teams around it

opened. Football pushed back the start of basketball, but the Wildcats will hit the floor Friday night, playing at Russia in nonleague play. “We got off to kind of a slow start in regards to numbers,” said head coach Mike Lee. “And we did give the football players extra time.” But then Lee implemented something that the football players are quite familiar with. “We went with two-adays, just like in football,” Lee said. “We did it over the Thanksgiving break. But we’re starting earlier this year than we did last. Our first league game next Friday will be on time.” No one would have blamed Lee if he chose to back the season up even more after the football team reached the regional championship game. “I just didn’t want to have a stretch later in the season where we played a lot of games in a short amount of time,” he said. Lee also had to deal with injuries in presea-

son, but says the Wildcats will be close to full strength when they play Russia Saturday. Doug Huber, the top returning scorer for the Wildcats this season, was at first thought to be out for a lengthy period with knee problems. But Lee got some good news. “He went through some strenuous rehab,” he said. “He’s not 100 percent, but he’s a hard worker and he’s gotten himself ready.” Two others, Devon Poeppelman and Ryan Hoying, have been cleared to play after missing good chunks of the football season. “We’re just going to have to ease into it,” said Lee. The opener will be a challenge. The Raiders boast 6-foot-9 Brandon Wilson, who had a doubledouble in Russia’s opening-night win at Houston. “It’s a typical Paul Bremigan team,” said Lee. “He gets 110 percent effort. They play hard, they’re scrappy,and they did a nice job distributing the ball against Houston. We’re undersized, so Wilson is a big concern.”

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OSU gets coaches waiver from NCAA COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State asked for and received NCAA approval to exceed the limit of football coaches on staff through the Buckeyes’ bowl game. The existing staff, under Luke Fickell, will prepare the Buckeyes on the field in the days leading up to and including their Gator Bowl game against Florida on Jan. 2. Then there is incoming coach Urban Meyer, who will handle only recruiting while hiring his own assistants. Athletic director Gene Smith said the split staffs were “normal in some transitions.” He added, “We are operating within allowable NCAA and Big Ten rules.” Ohio State requested the waiver permitting the arrangement and it was verbally approved by the NCAA on Nov. 28, the day the university officially introduced Meyer as its

new coach. Fickell has served as an interim since Jim Tressel was pressured to resign on May 30 in the wake of a scandal involving Buckeyes accepting cash and tattoos for signed memorabilia. The waiver specifies that no more than 10 coaches — and no more than seven at any one time — may be involved in recruiting. Ohio State asked for the waiver because otherwise it would have exceeded the maximum number of allowed coaches under NCAA rules. There have been some rumblings at other schools that the waiver gives Ohio State a competitive advantage because their coaching staffs must deal with bowl preparations and recruiting at the same time — with no additional people. Michigan coach Brady Hoke was asked about the coaches waiver on Friday. “It’s different. That would

be my reaction. I’ve never heard of it,” he said. “Is that an advantage? Yeah, I think so.” Later Friday, Illinois introduced new coach Tim Beckman, a former assistant at Ohio State. He revealed that Illinois has also requested a coaches waiver to help during the transition. “I knew that was going on,” Beckman said. “I think it’s just something that we’re gonna try to do right now so that we have that same advantage that they do.” NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said the practice was not all that rare. “The NCAA has certainly received similar waiver requests prior to the bowl season from universities that have recently experienced coaching staff changes,” she said in an email to The Associated Press. “When granted, these waivers are temporary, typically lasting through the bowl game, and only provide

relief from maximum number of coaches allowed to be employed by the school. To prevent competitive advantage, the university still cannot exceed the number of coaches allowed to recruit at any one time and the amount of coaches allowed on the sidelines remains the same.” Smith, who said he had asked for and received the waiver when he was the AD at Arizona State, said he didn’t understand why other schools would be complaining. “We have only one coach who is not coaching — and that’s coach Meyer,” he said. “We don’t have a whole new staff out there recruiting. Keep in mind, the (other) guys we have recruiting are also coaching.” The NCAA and Big Ten did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Chris Rogers, assistant athletic director for compliance at

BEL MAR HONOR ROLL Bel-Mar Lanes Honor Roll Sidney MEN High game Dave Fogt.......................300 Joe Green.......................300 Bob Elsner .....................300 Jon Abbott......................300 Josh Ludwig ..................299 Dan Swiger....................290 Chris Joyce ....................289 Nathan McBride ...........288 High series Joe Green.......................799 Dan Swiger....................785 Josh Ludwig ..................784 Bob Elsner .....................782 Brian Green...................763 Curt Joyce......................758 Fred Mertz.....................746 Tim Hutchinson ............745 High average Joe Green.......................234 Josh Ludwig ..................231 Dan Swiger....................224 Bob Elsner .....................223 Curt Joyce......................215 Mike Knoop ...................215 Galen Collier .................214 Tim Hutchinson ............214 WOMEN High game Haley VanHorn .............279 Angie Mentges ..............278 Megan Coffield ..............277 Donna Gold....................251 Heather Dresback.........246 Jackie Maurer ...............244 Brenda Schulze .............236 Casssie Latimer ............235 Gerri Waldroop..............235 Kandy Osborne .............235 High series Haley VanHorn ............721 Angie Mentges .............681 Cassie Latimer.............649 Jackie Maurer ..............630 Brenda Schulze ............624 Gerri Waldroop.............600 Joy Cippolloni...............598 Megan Coffield .............590 High average Angie Mentges .............193 Jackie Maurer ..............188 Cassie Latimer.............179 Sarah Allen ..................173

14th 300 game for Abbott It’s 14 and counting for local bowler Jon Abbott. While bowling in the Bel-Mar Major League last Tuesday night, Abbott rolled the 14th perfect game of his career, eight of which have come at Bel-Mar Lanes. He started out the night with a 185, then followed with a 213 before getting the 300 on his final game. He is averaging 209. His other six 300 games have Abbott come at Coral Lanes in St. Paris. The 300 last week marks the fifth at Bel-Mar Lanes this season. Donna Gold ..................173 Teresa McGrath ...........172 Haley VanHorn ............172 Joy Cippoloni................167 Anna DeMarcus ...........167 SENIOR MEN High game Jerry Smith ..................255 Mark Deam ..................252 Dick Tennery ................249 Ralph Abbott ................248 Bob Kritzer...................238 Richard Reading ..........237 Bill Johnson .................235 Tom Hill........................231 High series Ralph Abbott ................640 Mark Deam ..................631 Dick Tennery ................631 Tom Hill........................626 Willie Metz ...................610 Bill Johnson .................606 Jerry Smith ..................602 Dick Bodenmiller .........600 High average Tom Hill........................183 Ralph Abbott ................180 Dick Tennery ................180 Bill Johnson .................178 Willie Metz ...................173 Jim Risk .......................172 Richard Reading ..........169 Fred Bodenmiller .........167 SENIOR WOMEN High game Linda Limbert ..............234

Rose Ann Chaffins .......223 Jan Bensman ...............216 Sue Dougherty .............205 Lois Metz ......................201 Mary Lou Wright .........196 Ruth Granger ...............194 Gloria Manger..............189 High series Rose Ann Chaffins .......558 Linda Limbert ..............517 Sue Dougherty .............510 Jan Bensman ...............491 Lois Metz ......................486 Mary Lou Wright .........484 Diane Fleckenstein ......482 Gloria Manger..............473 High average Rose Ann Chaffins .......160 Jan Bensman ...............147 Linda Rumpff ...............146 Lea Muhlenkamp.........144 Sue Dougherty .............142 Lois Metz ......................141 Katie Helmlinger .........139 Gail Fogt.......................139 BOYS High game Trent Knoop .................300 Jacob Blankenship.......251 Jac Beatty.....................243 Kegan Latimer .............236 Luke Goubeaux ............235 Damon Huffman ..........233 Michael Barber ............223 Cameron DeMoss .........214 Zach Shiflett.................214

Kyle Lloyd ....................214 High series Trent Knoop .................743 Jacob Blankenship.......655 Kegan Latimer .............593 Michael Barber ............580 Luke Goubeaux ............559 Josh Abbott...................557 Kyle Lloyd ....................555 Cameron DeMoss .........545 High average Trent Knoop .................220 Kegan Latimer .............183 Jacob Blankenship.......183 Luke Goubeaux ............174 Michael Barber ............171 Cameron DeMoss .........161 Josh Abbott...................160 Sean Holthaus..............159 GIRLS High game Bethany Pellman .........266 Shelbie Anderson .........244 Michelle Abbott ............223 Ally Kittle.....................209 Holli James ..................185 Tiffany Kies..................184 Autumn Emrick ...........169 Anna Frohne ................169 High series Bethany Pellman .........675 Shelbie Anderson .........581 Michelle Abbott ............557 Holli James ..................502 Ally Kittle.....................484 Tiffany Kies..................477 Austin Emrick..............429 Morgan Carey ..............421 High average Bethany Pellman .........184 Shelbie Anderson .........177 Michelle Abbott ............166 Tiffany Kies..................147 Holli James ..................139 Ally Kittle.....................137 Jenna Beatty ................123

Ohio State, said in an email that the school has taken steps to ensure that it does not exceed the number of coaches working on either the bowl game or recruiting. The NCAA has charged Ohio State with “failure to monitor” its athletic program as a result of the ongoing problems. Yet the NCAA officially approved Ohio State’s request for the waiver in a tersely worded decision on Dec. 7. Under the heading “Decision” is the word “Approved.” Under “Conditions” the NCAA offered the limitations on the number of coaches who can be involved in recruiting. The NCAA cited “extenuating circumstances surrounding the changes in coaching personnel and the timing of the bowl game” as the rationale for its decision to permit Ohio State to exceed the number of allowable coaches on staff.

Iowa State assistant Bucks’ new QB coach COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State has hired Iowa State assistant Tom Herman to be its new quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator under Urban Meyer. Athletic director Gene Smith confirmed the hiring on Friday. Herman, 35, has served as Iowa State’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach the past three seasons. Herman favors a spread attack, also the preferred offense of Meyer. Herman is the first confirmed member of Meyer’s new staff. “Tom Herman has one of the bright young minds in college football,” Meyer said in a statement released by Ohio State. “His philosophies are very similar to those of my own. I spoke to numerous colleagues about Tom and all had great things to say about him. I enjoyed our time together during the interview process and I am excited to have him on the staff.” Herman will remain with Iowa State and

coach the Cyclones in the Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers on Dec. 30. “We wish Tom and his family all the best,” Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads said in a statement released Friday. “Tom has made significant contributions as our offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. We appreciate the work he has done developing all our quarterbacks.”

Illinois names Beckman Toledo coach Tim Beckman was introduced as the new Illini coach on Friday. He spent three years as head coach at Toledo. Illinois will pay newly hired football coach Tim Beckman $9 million over five years. Beckman replaces Ron Zook who was fired last month. The 6-6 Illini will take on UCLA New Year's Eve in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Zook was paid about $2.6 million to buy out the last two year of his contract — $1.3 million a season.


COMMUNITY LANES HONOR ROLL Bowling Honor Roll Community Lanes, Minster MEN Week High game Mark Heitbrink....................................277 Johnny Inskeep ....................................258 Jeff Berning..........................................257 Dan Bollenbacher ................................257 Tim Buschur ........................................257 Brian Schmiesing.................................256 Nick Sherman ......................................255 High series Mark Schmitmeyer ..............................712 Nick Sherman ......................................691 Jeff Berning..........................................664 George Holland ....................................662 Wills Arling ..........................................658 George Holland ....................................656 Brian Schmiesing.................................646 Season to date High game Nick Sherman ......................................296 Tim Baumer .........................................290 Leroy Baker..........................................289 Jerry Keller ..................................280, 278 Marc Layman .......................................279 Steve Collins ........................................279 Bob Theis..............................................279 High series Tim Baumer .........................................747 Jerry Keller ..........................................745 Steve Collins ........................................737 Chad Berning .......................................736 Nick Sherman ......................................734 George Holland ....................................722 Scot Hogenkamp ..................................720 Tom Moots ............................................717 High average Nick Sherman ......................................209 Wills Arling ..........................................206 Jeff Hoelscher.......................................205

Steve Collins ........................................203 Chad Berning .......................................201 Jerry Keller ..........................................202 Johnny Inskeep ....................................201 WOMEN High game Heather McAlexander .........................205 Anne Meyer ..........................................203 Kelly Albers..........................................191 Terrie Kerns .........................................189 Sarah Sommer .....................................182 Jo Szippl ...............................................182 High series Anne Meyer ..........................................567 Heather McAlexander .........................552 Kelly Albers..........................................517 Niki Baker............................................499 Terrie Kerns .........................................493 Donna Kremer .....................................485 Anne Meyer ..........................................485 Season to date High game Heather McAlexander ..............269, 226, 218 Shirley Sharp .......................................265 Chris Newman .....................................236 Yvonne Garman ...................................220 Anne Meyer ..........................................219 Patti Steiner.........................................219 High series H. McAlexander..................634,612,586,584,574 Shirley Sharp .......................................607 Jenny Freisthler ..................................581 Phyllis Collins ......................................577 High average Heather McAlexander .........................194 Donna Kremer .....................................166 Jenny Freisthler ..................................164 Anne Meyer ..........................................164 Emmy Grillot .......................................161 Phyllis Collins ......................................158 Shirley Sharp .......................................157 Patti Steiner.........................................157

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BY FRANCIS DRAKE Your car might not start, or you could have a flat What kind of day will tire. Allow extra time for tomorrow be? To find out everything. Avoid squabwhat the stars say, read bles with siblings. Slow the forecast given for down. your birth sign. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) For Sunday, Dec. 11, You might find money 2011 today, or you might lose money. Guard your posARIES sessions against loss or (March 21 to April 19) theft. It’s a crapshoot out Your home routine there! be interrupted will CANCER today. Small appliances (June 21 to July 22) might break down. Today, the Moon is in Minor breakages could your sign and very much occur. Be on your guard! at odds with wild, wacky Work to keep the peace Uranus. This means rewith family members. lations with authority TAURUS figures are very unpre(April 20 to May 20) dictable (and not easy). This is an accidentLEO prone day for your sign. (July 23 to Aug. 22)

Put a smile on your face, and think positive thoughts today. It’s easy for your default position to be grumpy and agitated. Not good! (This would mean you and everyone else suffer.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be patient with female members in group situations today. Little flare-ups might take place. Just let it go. (It’s no big deal, really.) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Difficulties and surprises with authority figures are likely today. Do not mouth off to anyone. Don’t quit your day job. Show maturity and flexibility about being able

to go along with sudden changes. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Travel plans and anything having to do with higher education will probably be canceled or rescheduled today. Expect a few surprises here. Ditto for anything in publishing, the media, medicine and the law. (Oops.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Make friends with your bank account today. Something related to debt, taxes, inheritances and shared property might surprise you. Keep your eyes peeled, and be ready for something unexpected.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Partners or friends will surprise you today. They might demand more freedom, or they might want an explanation for your behavior. (Yikes!) Today is full of surprises! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Computer crashes, staff shortages and canceled appointments at work are likely today. Be careful with health issues as well, because this is an unpredictable day. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Small appliances might break down today. A family member might have surprising news.

Stock the fridge, because someone unexpected might suddenly drop by. Guard against minor accidents in your home. YOU BORN TODAY Your strong energy makes you focused and purposeful in everything you do. Because you pursue your goals so seriously, others respect you. In turn, this makes you influential. People look to you for clues on how they should act. You believe that thinking can make it so. This year, you begin a fresh, new cycle. Open any door! Birthdate of: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, writer; John Labatt, brewer; Teri Garr, actress.


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BY FRANCIS DRAKE able to sell, market, persuade and influence othWhat kind of day will ers to do what you want. tomorrow be? To find out (You certainly can use what the stars say, read this to your advantage.) the forecast given for GEMINI your birth sign. (May 21 to June 20) Trust your moneyFor Monday, Dec. 12, making ideas today. You 2011 feel keen to boost your income or take care of ARIES what you already own. (March 21 to April 19) You have a sense of You’re in a great wanting to put your frame of mind to start house in order. the week. At home, you’ll CANCER begin your day with a (June 21 to July 22) strong mental alertness. Lots of opportunities You’re ready to organize are available to you your world! today, in many areas. TAURUS You feel mentally awake (April 20 to May 20) and ready for anything. You have lots of men- This is a good day to intal energy today. Be- troduce improvements to cause of this, you’ll be family relationships or

your home. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Whether you get enough sleep or not, you’ll feel like you did! It’s Monday, and you’re wide-awake. Sort out your cash flow and assets to get the lay of the land. (Information is power.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Group activities will go well today. Enjoy classes, meetings and conferences. Physical competition and contests will particularly appeal to you. (“I win!”) LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) People will notice you today because you have

so much energy. Furthermore, you might be bossing others around. (You’ll be successful doing this.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Make plans for travel, further education or exploring opportunities in publishing, medicine, the media and the law. You’re going places! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If you have to discuss how to share something today (jointly held property, insurance matters or inheritances), you’ll be convincing! Furthermore, you’re prepared to defend your best interests. CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Partners and close friends are unusually dynamic and energetic today. Be prepared for this. (You won’t be able to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You’re ready to get better organized. You have a sense that it’s Monday, and this week, you intend to make a difference in your world. (“Hey you! Get busy!”) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your creative vibes are strong today. This is an excellent day for sports, artistic activities and playful times with children, parties, social

events and future vacations. Enjoy good times with others. YOU BORN TODAY You have a winning, easygoing personality that easily impresses others. People enjoy your company. You’re always aware of your physical actions — how you look and move. You’re a natural performer because you have a natural sense of style. (But you sometimes use your mask to hide.) In the year ahead, partnerships and close friendships will be primary focuses for you. Birthdate of: Grover Washington Jr., musician; Frank Sinatra, singer; Jennifer Connelly, actress.

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SDNM150R – 129 papers – Anna, Botkins, Jackson Center Amsterdam Rd, Botkins Rd, Highland Kies Rd, Lochard Rd, Meranda Rd, Pasco Montra Rd, Sidney Freyburg Rd, St Rt 119 East, Wells Rd


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Star Leasing specializes in leasing and maintenance of semitrailers. Previous experience working on semi-trailers is a PLUS. This position requires the candidate to have basic knowledge of computers, pass a background check and drug screen, lift at least 50 lbs. and work in cold and hot weather.

Motor routes are delivered Saturdays, Holidays and on an as needed basis by independent contractors.


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NovaCare Outpatient Rehabilitation is looking for a full time front desk person who wants to be a part of the BEST rehabilitation team. You need to be reliable, dependable, customer oriented, and a person who can multitask. Insurance knowledge is needed, along with Word/ Excel and the ability to work in a team atmosphere. This position is for a physician managed center in Sidney. NovaCare offers competitive salary and benefits. Email resume to the attention of Janice Meyer at jameyer@ or fax to: (937)492-1306

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SIDNEY, 324 Ruth Street. Saturday only! 9am-2pm, Moving- everything must sell, furniture, lamps, full size headboard, sheets, blankets, 3 sets of 8 dishes, tv, Christmas wreaths, towels, books, purses, treadmill, game table with 4 chairs, towels, lots of miscellaneous items, priced to sell

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ENGINEER ▲ ❖ ▼❖ ▲ Degree in Design Engineering with 5+ years hands on experience in HVAC (Industrial Blowers & Fans) and Mechanical design with experience on CAD System and 3D Solid Edge Modeling. Primary duties consist of design and manufacturing of new products and the revision of the existing engineering database to reflect manufacturing and design improvements and cost reduction. Send resume to: rbwilde


FOUNDRY SUPERVISOR Our local established manufacturing company is seeking a foundry supervisor with 3-5 years foundry and supervisory experience. Qualified candidates will have good understanding of operational tasks and equipment to improve operating efficiency, process materials in accordance with manufacturing specification and quality standards, provide safe work environment and develop/ coach employees within department. Competitive benefits/ compensation package. Interested candidates forward resume to: Piqua Daily Call Dept. 870 310 Spring St. Piqua, OH 45356

JOURNEY MEN ELECTRICIAN Meyer Electric is now accepting applications Send resumes to: P.O. Box 521, Sidney or stop in at: 837 St. Marys Avenue for applications

SDN1042 -18 papers Bon Ar Dr, Kossuth St, Norwood Dr, Port Jefferson Rd SDN1022 – 16 papers East Ave, Kossuth St, N Miami Ave SDN2080 – 27 papers E Court St, Fiedling Rd, Grandview St, Merri Ln, Oldham Ave, Sophia Ave SDN2092 – 23 papers Dartmouth St, Doorley Rd, Purdue Ave, University Dr SDN1002 – 22 papers Canal St, East Ave, N Main Ave, Shelby St, Washington St, E North St

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Entries must be received in our office by Friday, December 16, 2011 at noon. Late entries will not be judged nor included in future advertising. Only original copies of this page will be judged. Parents Names:_____________________________________________________________________ Winners will be contacted by telephone and the winner’s entries will be printed Saturday, December 24 in the Sidney Daily News. SIDNEY Address: ____________________________________________________________________


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Early Childhood Services Coordinator The Council on Rural Services is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, dynamic leader who is committed to the early childhood profession to oversee, operate, and grow their Kids Learning Place location in Piqua in Miami County. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 2 years direct supervisory experience, management in childcare operations, and a working knowledge of childcare licensing regulations in a Step Up to Quality accredited child care center. This position is responsible for the overall management of the center, including staff supervision, team development, effective parent relationships, and administration of daily operations. In addition, must possess excellent communication and business development skills and be willing to work with the local community to sustain continued growth. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Business, Marketing, Early Childhood Education or related) is required. The Kids Learning Place in Piqua provides full-day, year round, quality early care and education to over 220 children ages birth through school age. Our goal is to prepare children for success in school and in life by giving them a great start toward a bright future. Minimum starting salary is $39,748. To apply please visit our website at or send cover letter and resume to

Provides administrative support to Wilma Valentine Creative Learning Center and Wee School. Visit: for complete position description, salary, benefits and application. Send resume/ application or apply at: SCBDD 1200 S. Childrens Home Rd. Sidney, OH 45365 Attn: Lisa Brady

Drivers $1000 Sign on Bonus, Safety incentives, Benefits Package, Vacation Package After six months. OTR CDL-A 1 yr 888-560-9644

1, 2 & 3 bedroom, appliances, fireplace, secure entry. Water & trash included, garages. (937)498-4747 Carriage Hill Apts. 1 BEDROOM apartment, downstairs. 402 North Walnut, all utilities included, $500 monthly, deposit, (937)497-7777

Drivers Schindewolf Express, Inc. Hiring Drivers. Class-A- tank endorsement. Clean MVR record. Two years OTR. Must be able to get passport within 60 days. For consideration, send resume to SEI, 8291 ST RT 235 South, Quincy, Oh 43343 or call 937-585-5919.

1520 SPRUCE. 2 bedroom apartment, $420 month, $200 Deposit. Air, laundry, no pets. Call for showing. (937)710-5075


Compliance and Data Manager The Council on Rural Services is seeking a highly-skilled, experienced Compliance and Data Manager to report on client progress and outcomes for participants enrolled in all Council on Rural Services programs as well as facilitate and manage agency wide data and processes that analyze department specific achievement indicators. Selected candidate will support the education focus and operations of the Agency by developing a working knowledge of State and Federal program performance standards. The ideal candidate must be energetic, hard-working, motivated, and reflect the leadership traits that support excellence throughout the programs. Must be skilled in the use of computer software for spreadsheets and statistical analysis and the ability to access, analyze and present gathered information in visually compelling formats.

◆ Class A CDL required ◆ Great Pay and Benefits!

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

Along with our excellent benefit package, we offer a minimum starting salary of $45,489 To apply please visit our website at or send cover letter and resume to

2 BEDROOM apartments, 413/425 Fairview, Sidney, (by High School), stove, refrigerator, ca, w/d hookup, $450 monthly plus deposit (937)248-4000


DANCER LOGISTICS Services LLC, 900 Gressel Drive, Delphos, Ohio 45833. Truck Drivers Needed – OTR & Regional Drivers needed – New/ Modern Equipment. We also welcome Owner Operators to apply – Safety Bonus - Health, Dental and Vision benefits offered – Qualifications are a good MVR, Class A CDL and two years OTR experience – Call Shawn at (888)465-6001 ext. 806 for details or apply in person 10am thru 3pm.

Qualified candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Statistical Computing, Data Analysis, Business Administration or related field as well as thorough knowledge of data collection and analysis. Applied experience in assessment, statistics, and research methodology and supervisory experience is also highly desired.

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• Pet Friendly ARROWHEAD VILLAGE APARTMENTS 807 Arrowhead, Apt.F Sidney, Ohio (937)492-5006 ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ●✦ ANNA, Large 3 Bedroom duplex, attached garage, no pets Move in Special (937)538-6793 CANAL PLACE Apartments. Reasonable rates. Utilities Included. Metro Accepted. Toll free: (888)738-4776. NEW DUPLEX, Botkins. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car, gas heat, central air, W/D room, appliances, well insulated, no pets. $750 month, (937)394-7144. NICE 2 BEDROOM near downtown. $325. Freshly painted, (937)489-6502.

3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, spacious duplex, Sidney, appliances, air, laundry hookup, new carpet, no pets, $530, (937)394-7265

1 & 2 BEDROOMS, Botkins, appliances, air, laundry, patio, 1 level, no pets, $ 3 5 0 - $ 4 1 5 , (937)394-7265. 1390 CAMPBELL, 1/2 double. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 car garage, 5 appliances. $775. (937)497-9749, (937)726-1455.

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

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


Diesel Tech Schindewolf Express, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Diesel Tech.

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Open House Sunday, 12/11 • 1-2:30 1128 E. Hoewisher Hoying & Hoying in Plum Ridge Subdivision with exceptional upgrades on a large wooded lot. Open floor plan with great room & gas fireplace, plus cherry built-in bookcase and entertainment center. Kitchen has cherry cabinets. Master bedroom with spacious master bath. 3-season room overlooks wooded lot. Full basement. 3rd bedroom closet removed & converted to TV/Reading room. Nice 2.5 car garage. Now $289,000. Don't miss this breathtaking home. Call Tim Gleason 937-492-8055.


Open House Sunday, 12/11 • 1-2:30 235 Williams This lovely home is move in ready and tastefully decorated with color and charm. Beautiful hardwood floors, mostly all new windows plus Spacious kitchen, open Dining and Living Room. First floor bedroom or study. Great front sitting porch and a deck on the back to relax the day away. Call Vanessa Goshorn 726-0673.


7741 St. Rt. 66, Ft. Loramie

Beautifully and extensively remodeled home. New roof on house and Detached Garage. Dual heat fireplace in Living Room. Newer windows, New interior/exterior doors. Shed Dormers were added to increase the upstairs living area. 2 Large Bedrooms upstairs and a full bath. Master Suite on first floor features Stacked Crown Molding with uplighting. Kitchen and Dining features all major appliances including washer and dryer. The ceremic flooring in Kitchen and Dining offers Radiant heat beneath, Corian Counter tops. Spacious 2 acres. Call Vanessa Goshorn 726-0673.

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19130 Wones Rd. Great well cared for and updated home on 5 Acres in Jackson Center. Large rooms, partial basement and outbuilding. Don't pass up the opportunity for your very own mini farm. Call Vanessa Goshorn 726-0673.

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Take a peak at this quaint three bedroom home located in a quiet setting. Has a nice deck in the back and comes with a riding lawn mower! For price and more info Call LaDonna Hufford at 937-489-6808.

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12434 Shroyer Rd. 4 Bedroom, 3 baths, Country, full basement. $159,900. Text 23587 to 79564 or Call Lee Jones 937-726-7177.


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601 W. Parkwood

New energy saving furnace and central air in 2009, addedinsulation in attic and side walls,some replacement windows.Updated kitchen with quartz counter tops matching island, new deep stone sink and bronze fixtures, new vinyl flooring plus new overhead lighting.. great kitchen with att. dining area..4 year new refrigerator, range and microwave...master bedroom with walkin closet and private updated bath...both bathrooms have been updated...HARD WIRED GENERATOR, adt alarm, 2car att.garage and 10x16 storage building..privacy fenced back yard. $119,000. Call Judy Runkle 658-4492.

Newer custom built home offers open floor plan for today's lifestyles. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, huge owner suite on first floor with large master bath, whirlpool tub, and walk-in closet. Open kitchen with loads of cupboards & countertop space plus eat-in nook. All kitchen appliances can stay. Formal dining, living rooms, great room with fireplace. 2 bedrooms and large Jack and Jill bathroom on 2nd floor. Very useable basement with plumbing in place for another full bath. Beautiful landscaping. $229,000 Call Judy Runkle 658-4492.

624 W. Main Street, Anna Close to town yet country living. Four bedroom with study/den, geothermal heating/cooling, elegant hardwood floors, full basement. Come take a look! Call Naomi St. Julian 330-256-2206.

13315 White Feather Trail, Anna/McCartyville Spectacular executive type home on 2+ wooded acres. 3 Bed, 2 ½ bath, full basement. $269,000. Text 158564 to 79564, or Call Lee Jones 937-726-7177.



601 Chestnut

This home hides its true beauty behind the front door and behind a privacy fenced back yard!! Loads of newer updates furnace, windows, beautiful cherry kitchen, berber carpet, awesome 14x28 inground pool surrounded with cement patio. Newer landscaping, lilly pond, covered back porch, 2 car garage and more! Must see! Seller says MAKE OFFER. $109,500. Call Judy Runkle 658-4492.


630 E. Pike, Jackson Center Nice 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath ranch on corner lot. Spacious floor plan, corner lot, 2 car garage. $77,000. Call Robin Banas 937-726-6084.

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3 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, electric heat. 1.5 Car garage. 710 S. Miami. $550 month, deposit. Metro accepted. Available 1 2 . 1 9 . 2 0 1 1 . (937)492-0777 3 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, garage, central air, new appliances, 12X20 building. No pets. 1527 Cedarbrook, $675 monthly plus deposit. (937)658-1329 FREE DECEMBER rent, 306 S. Wilkinson. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, storage shed, $475 monthly. (937)638-0943

FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, (937)844-3756. SEASONED FIREWOOD $165 per cord. Stacking extra, $135 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

421 NORTH Miami, updated 3 bedroom, 2 car, $555/ deposit, (937)526-4318. BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED, turn-key home. New kitchen, new bathrooms, new flooring and the list goes on. MUST SEE. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, two story, vinyl. $64,400. (937)441-0871.

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, with Lighted bookcases, excellent condition, dark oak color, will deliver within Sidney, asking $1,000. Call (937)492-0494

FREE DECEMBER rent, 523 1/2 North Miami, upstairs, 3 bedroom, washer/dryer hook-up, Off street parking, $375, (937)638-0943 IN SIDNEY, 4 bedroom house, 1.5 baths, basement, $550 month, (937)773-2829 after 2pm. PIQUA, 2935 Delaware Circle, 3 Bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, all appliances, No pets, $880 monthly, 1 year lease, (937)778-0524

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE Space. Ideal location. Minster on Rt. 66 across from High School. (419)394-2712 after 5pm

LIVING ROOM Suite, 3 piece, matching couch, gliding loveseat & oversize chair, excellent condition, $450 obo (937)710-4657 WASHER and DRYER, Whirlpool Gold series. 3 Years old, like new, excellent condition! Paid $1600 selling set for $500. (937)552-7786

SLEEPER SOFA, mauve and blue floral, 7 foot. Good condition. $250. Oak double door TV cabinet, lots of storage, DVD player shelf. $150. (937)638-5591

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

TELEVISION, 36" Toshiba, picture in picture. Includes stand. $200. (937)778-0906

FIREWOOD, $50 Truckload, delivered, split, seasoned hardwood, (937)596-6544

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ADULT MOVIES, still in factory seal, great selection, $4 each. Call (567)356-0272. HOSPITAL BED, invacare, electric foot and head, with mattress, 450 lbs. capacity, good condition. $325 (937)335-4276 METAL. Wanting anything that contains metal. Will haul away for FREE. Call (937)451-1566 or (937)214-0861.

AQUARIUM, 29 gallon, oak trim. Includes 30" oak trim deluxe hood, 29 gallon deluxe oak stand. All for $100. (937)552-7786 CAT, calico adult female. Very loving and sweet. Spayed, all shots and wormed. Free to good home. (937)726-7940

MALTESE 6 months to 3 years, males and females $200 with papers also Golden Yorkshire Terriers $200 males young adults. Morkie $50, male 4 months. Cash only. (937)332-1370

PIT BULLS. 3 blue nose Pit puppies. 2 grey females. 1 fawn (light tan male), blue eyes, 9 weeks old. UKC registered parents, shots, $300 OBO. (937)938-1724

TOY POODLE, 2-3 years old, cream color, male. Needs groomed and TLC and patience. Free to good home only. (937)710-5730

JACK RUSSELL mix, 11 years old. Free to good home. Elderly owner no longer able to care for her. (937)526-4166

CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019

KITTENS, gorgeous! 3 months old. Tabbies, long haired and short haired. Charcoal and silver stripes. Friendly and litter trained, $10 each. (937)473-2122

COSTUME JEWELRY, old, one piece or full jewelry box. Clean out mom's or grandma's. Paying top dollar. (937)773-5653

Wanted junk cars and trucks! Cash paid! Get the most for your junker call (937)732-5424. 2004 BUICK Le Sabre Ltd. 20,200 miles, white, navy blue cloth top. Loaded, front wheel drive, Leather interior, Immaculate. Florida car! $13,000 OBO. (937)492-1308


2007 HONDA CRV, low mileage only 53,034 , moon roof, AWD. Would make a great Christmas present. Asking $14,000 below book value. (937)751-8381

MOTORCYCLES, 1982 Kawasaki KZ44-D, runs good, approx. 36,000 miles, $500. 1978 Suzuki GS750EC, parts only $100. (937)368-5009

2000 CHEVY S10 Extreme. Black, 130k miles. Fair condition. $3000 OBO. (937)538-0714

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• Steering wheel controls • Telescope steering wheel, bluetooth for phone • 5 Yr. 100k Powertrain Warranty











39 MO.

• 6 Speed Automatic • Stabilitrak • Cruise Control • 5 Yr. - 100k Powertrain Warranty









• Remote Keyless Entry • Power Locks • Premium Sound System • 5 Yr. - 100k Powertrain Warranty



‘11 SILVERADO CREW 4X4 • 5.3 V8 w/Active Fuel Management • Z71 Off Road • Fog Lights • steering wheel controls • Bluetooth For Phone

MSRP ..........$38,235 HEMM SAVINGS.-2300 REBATE ...........-4505 BONUS CASH......-500


$30,880 SAVE $



‘12 LACROSSE CXL 36 MPG • 2.4 4cyl with EAssist. • Heated Front Seats • Leather Interior



• Split Bench Seat MSRP .........$28,190 • Remote Start HEMM • Aluminum Wheels • 6-Way Power Seat SAVINGS.........-4600 • 5 Yr.-100k Powertrain Warranty SALE PRICE

$23,590 SAVE


MSRP..........$32,755 HEMM SAVINGS -1000 REBATE.............-1500


$30,255 SAVE





• Leather Seats • Steering Wheel REBATE ............-500 Control SALE PRICE • Bluetoothe For Phone • Heated Seats


$26,675 SAVE




39 MO.




•Rear View Camera MSRP..........$36,535 • Heated Front HEMM SAVINGS -1500 Seats • 7-Pass. Seating REBATE...........-1500 • Power Lift Gate • 5 Yr./100k Powertrain Warranty



$33,535 SAVE $



‘11 1500 CREW CAB 4WD • No-charge Hemi • SLT Trim Package • Premium Interior • Ready To Tow • Remote Start

• 4800 V8 Engine • Locking Differential • Towing Package • Rear Defogger • 5 Yr./100k Powertrain Warranty


MSRP..........$32,300 HEMM SAVINGS -2300 REBATE...........-4505 BONUS CASH .....-500


$24,995 SAVE $


Disclosure: + No security deposit required. Amount due at signing includes first months payment, title, license, and doc fees. Tax not included. Mileage charge of $.30 over 39,000 miles. With approved credit thru GM Financial. ** No security deposit required. Amount due at signing includes first months payment, title, license, and doc fees. Tax not included. Mileage charge of $.25 over 39,000 miles. With approved credit thru Ally Bank. 0% financing in lieu of all rebates to qualified buyers with approved credit thru Ally Bank. Offer expires 01/03/2012.


• Pentastar V6 • 7 Passenger Seating • Garmin Navigation • Touch-screen • 30 Gig Media • 18” Wheels


$33,291 OR 0% APR

• American Value Package • UConnect Touch Media • Keless Go Ignition • Electronic Stability Program



5 year, 100,000 miles

SAVE $5,388

LIMITED WARRANTY ‘10 CALIBER SXT, SIRIUS, ALUMINUM WHEELS ...............$ 13,947 ‘10 AVENGER SXT, POWER SEAT, SIRIUS, 30MPG ..............$ 13,977 ‘10 AVENGER SXT, POWER SEAT, 30MPG ......................$ 13,977 ‘10 AVENGER SXT, POWER SEAT, CHILI ZONE ..................$ 13,977 ‘10 CALIBER HEAT, REMOTE START, MY GIG CD ..............$ 14,980 ‘10 CHARGER SXT, 3.5 H.O.V6, ALUM. WHEELS, CD ..........$ 16,985 ‘10 300 TOURING, LEATHER, ALUM. WHEELS, SIRIUS ..........$ 16,987 ‘10 SEBRING LIMITED, V6, LEATHER, SUNROOF, SIRIUS .......$ 17,848 ‘10 CHARGER SXT, 3.5 H.O.V6, SIRIUS, FOG LAMPS, CD ........$ 17,940 ‘10 JOURNEY SXT, 3RD SEAT, 6 CD, REAR AIR ..................$ 17,964 ‘11 PATRIOT LATITUDE, HEATED SEATS, REMOTE START .........$ 18,947 ‘11 COMPASS LATITUDE 4X4, HEATED SEATS, REMOTE START$ 19,940 ‘10 GR. CARAVAN SXT, 4.0 V6, TOW PKG., PWR. DRS./LIFTGATE .$ 19,940 ‘11 AVENGER LUX, LEATHER, 6.5 TOUCH SCREEN ..............$ 19,974 ‘11 PATRIOT LATITUDE 4X4, HEATED SEATS, REMOTE START $ 19,977 ‘11 AVENGER LUX, 6.5 TOUCH SCREEN, LEATHER, SUNROOF....$ 19,980 ‘10 GR. CARAVAN SXT, PWR. DRS., REAR AIR, SIRIUS .......$ 19,980 ‘11 JOURNEY MAINSTREET, 3.6 V6, U CONNECT, 3RD SEAT .$ 20,840 ‘11 CHARGER SE, BLUETOOTH, KEYLESS GO ..................$ 20,940 ‘10 GR. CARAVAN SXT, STOW-N-GO, PWR DRS. ............$ 20,940 ‘11 GR. CARAVAN MAINSTREET, PWR. DRS./LIFTGATE ...$ 20,960 ‘11 GR. CARAVAN MAINSTREET, LIFTGATE, PWR DRS. ...$ 20,985 ‘11 GR. CARAVAN MAINSTREET, REAR DVD, STOW-N-GO .$ 21,947 ‘11 CHARGER RALLYE, 8.4 TOUCH SCREEN, BLUETOOTH ......$ 21,970 ‘11 TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING, SAFETY TEC PKG. ....$ 21,980 ‘11 GR. CARAVAN MAINSTREET, REAR DVD, PWR. DRS. ..$ 21,988 ‘11 TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING, SAFETY TEC, 13,000 MI.$ 22,940 ‘11 GR. CARAVAN CREW, REAR DVD, PWR. LIFTGATE .......$ 23,854 ‘11 TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING, REAR DVD, BACK-UP CAM. $ 23,974


• 17” Aluminum Wheels • Dirius XM Satellite Radio • Power Windows & Locks • 5 Yr./100K Mile Warranty

$18,706 4 TO CHOOSE FROM!

SAVE $8,284


6 year, 80,000 miles




• Heated Seats • Remote Start • Electronic Stability Control • Sirius/XM Satellite Radio





• “Americaʼs Best Priced Mini Van” • American Value Package • Power Windows & Locks • Keyless Entry • Stow-N-Go

LEASE #1543

SAVE $3,903

SAVE $5,303







• 8 Pass. Seating • Steering Wheel Controls • Bluetooth For Phone • 5 Yr. - 100K Powertrain Warranty

0% APR


$ #2206

• Touring • 30GB MyGig Media • Remote Start • ParkView Rear Back Up Camera • Blind Spot Monitoring and Cross Path Detection




0% APR





SAVE $6,053



‘11 200 TOURING CONV. CLOSEOUT PRICE CLOSEOUT $21,977 PRICE • 30GB MyGig Media • Heated Seats • Remote Start • 5 Yr./100k Mile Warranty




• Auto Transmission • Bluetooth • Steering Wheel Controls • 5 Yr. - 100k Powertrain Warranty




‘11 200 LIMITED

• Pentastar 24V V-60 • Heated Leater Trim • Power Sunroof • My Gig Media w/Navigation w/Sirius Traffic

• Rearview Camera - CONSUMER DIGEST • Bluetooth for Phone • Cruise Control • 5 Yr. 100k Powertrain Warranty




‘12 CHARGER SE 27 MPG SALE PRICE Highway • Pentastar V6 • Uconnect Voice Command • 17” Aluminum Wheels




• 4WD • 290 HP Pentastar V6 • Electronic Stability Program • Keyless Enter-N-Go • Power 8-Way Driverʼs Seat




SAVE $2,356

‘12 300C AWD SALE PRICE $41,657

• New Ivory Tru-Caot Paint • Safety-Tec Pkg. w/Adaptive Cruise Control • Dual-pane Panoramic Sunroof • 8.4” Uconnect with Navigation


SAVE $3,703

**0% with approved credit. 0%. financing with Ally Bank in lieu of rebates. Offers expire 01/03/2012.*



2596 W. St. Rt. 47 • Sidney, OH

2594 W. St. Rt. 47 • Sidney, OH






‘01 DAKOTA CLUB CAB SPORT, V6, ALUM. WHEELS . . . . . .$4,430 ‘67 CORONET 440, 4 DR., V8, BOUGHT NEW IN SIDNEY . . . . . . .$5,977 ‘03 GRAND CARAVAN SPORT, 85K MILES, 7 PASS. . . . . . . .$6,980 ’05 PT CRUISER LIMITED, CRUISE, ALUM. WHEELS. . . . . . . . .$8,957 ’03 LINCOLN TOWN CAR, SIGNATURE, LEATHER, SUNROOF . . .$10,840 ’05 DURANGO SLT 4X4, 5.7 HEMI, DVD, 3RD SEAT . . . . . . . .$11,874 ’04 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X4, PWR SEAT, TOW PKG. .$11,957 ’08 PONTIAC G6, CHROME PKG., REMOTE START, SPOILER . . . . .$12,840 ’06 TRAILBLAZER LT 4X4, PWR. SEATS, RUNNING BOARDS, 1-OWNER .$12,957 ’06 DURANGO SXT 4X4, 4.7 V8, CD, KEYLESS ENTRY . . . . .$12,985 ’04 LESABRE LIMITED, LEATHER, HEATED SEATS, ONLY 57K MILES .$12,987 ’10 COBALT LT, ALUMINUM WHEELS, PW, PL, CRUISE . . . . . . . .$13,957 ’07 TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING, LEATHER, REAR DVD . . .$13,987 ‘06 300 TOURING, LEATHER, ALUM. WHEELS, CD . . . . . .$14,985 ‘10 KIA SOUL+, BLUETOOTH CONN., I-POD, AUDIO . . . . . . . .$15,940 ‘07 COMMANDER SPORT 4X4, 3RD SEAT, REAR AIR . . . . .$15,947 ‘06 DTS, 6 PASS., CHROME WHEELS, HEATED SEATS, PARK ASSIST$15,967 ‘08 TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING, POWER DOORS/LIFTGATE .$15,977 ‘09 FUSION SE, ALUM. WHEELS, SUNROOF, CD . . . . . . . . . .$16,940 ‘10 SCION TC, SUNROOF, ALUM. WHEELS, 1-OWNER . . . . . . . .$16,967 ‘10 ACCORD LX-P, 4 CYL., AUTO., CD, ALUM. WHEELS . . . . . . .$17,965 ‘06 SOLARA SLE CONVERTIBLE, HEATED LEATHER . . . . . .$19,480 ‘08 TOYOTA SIENNA LE, POWER DOORS, QUAD SEATS, REAR AIR .$19,686 ‘05 ESCALADE AWD, NAVIGATION, SUNROOF, ONE OWNER . . . .$19,959 ‘07 CRV EX-L, LEATHER, SUNROOF, 6-DISC CD . . . . . . . . . . .$20,947 ‘10 TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING, STOW N GO, POWER DOORS $21,937 ‘08 LINCOLN MKZ, SUNROOF, LEATHER, CHROME WHEELS . . . . .$21,947 ‘07 STS AWD, SUNROOF, HEATED SEATS, 6-DISC CD, LOW MILES. . . .$21,957 ‘08 CHARGER R/T, HEMI, V8, NAVIGATION, CHROME WHEELS, SHARP! $23,847 ‘11 RAM QUAD CAB 4X4, 4.7 V6, ALUM. WHEELS, CRUISE, CD .$25,967 ‘10 VENZA FWD, LEATHER, SUNROOF, HEATED SEATS, 19K MILES . .$25,967 ‘04 CORVETTE CONV., MAGNETIC RED, ONLY 9,900 MILES . . . .$29,988


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