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pleas Schools consider Guilty in puppy 1% income tax mill case BY KATHY LEESE The Sidney City Schools Board of Education Monday discussed the need for a levy to possibly be placed on the ballot in 2013. Superintendent John Scheu and Sidney City Schools Treasurer Mike Watkins made a recommendation to the board that a levy be placed on the ballot in August, because the current 9.9mill levy expires next December. Scheu and Watkins recommended a combined operating and permanent improvement levy in the form of a 1 percent income tax. The previous per-
manent improvement levy expired in 2008 and was never renewed. The money that was collected from the permanent improvement levy was 0.8 of a mill, which generated $250,000. The current 9.9-mill operating levy generates $4.5 million and is “nearly identical,” Scheu noted, to what a 1 percent income tax would generate for the school district, because a combined levy would generate $4,773,662 per year over a fiveyear period. “Since approximately 45 percent of the district's operating money comes from local sources, it will be necessary to replace
this expired amount of the 9.9mill levy,” Scheu stated. “Over the past several years, the school district with the help of all staff members receiving a 5.8 percent average salary reduction in year one, with all salaries frozen in years two to four, has been able to live within our means and the district now has our financial house in order.” The salary reductions are reportedly the highest in the state of Ohio among all school districts. Additionally, Scheu said, “the school district has improved our Report Card rating by several See TAX/Page 10A
School safety meeting set Sidney school officials, law enforcement to discuss security issues at special meeting In the wake of the school shooting tragedy in Connecticut Friday, Sidney City Schools officials plan to meet with local law enforcement leaders Thursday to review current policies and procedures at district schools. The meeting will include district administrative staff, each building principal and available board members, along with Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart and Sidney Police Chief Kevin Gessler. Those present will discuss current policies and procedures and what more can be done to deter a tragedy from happening in Sidney. Reportedly, the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., had all doors locked and door buzzers for entry and security cameras operating, but still the assailant entered the building by simply shooting out a window. Because all these security steps did not prevent entry, local
officials plan to re-think their security plan. “Of particular interest is how to more effectively deal with an armed intruder once inside the building,” school officials said in a news release. “Be assured that door buzzers, security cameras and systems, and what to do when they fail, will be part of our conversation with the sheriff and police chief on Thursday.” Additional comments in the news release follow: “With the tragic shootings that occurred in Connecticut last Friday, school safety is in the forefront of all of our minds. Unfortunately this is not new to anyone in education; school safety concerns changed forever after Sept. 11, 2001. In fact, school safety plans became a state of Ohio requirement after the 9/11 terrorist attack. Every school district must submit a plan to be approved by the state of Ohio, then updated every few years for any changes. See SAFETY/Page 9A
BY TOM BARNETT firstname.lastname@example.org During a pretrial hearing in Sidney Municipal Court Monday afternoon, and Dave Rhonda Auton, and their son, Adam, of Maplewood, entered guilty pleas to single misdemeanor charges of cruelty to animals D. Auton in a plea-bargain agreement by arranged their attorney, Jose Lopez, of Troy. The Autons had earlier pleaded not guilty to 241 cruelty to aniR. Auton mals charges. The charges stemmed from a raid on the their pet-breeding business at 8350 TawawaMaplewood Road on Nov. 17. Each of the 241 original charges was a A. Auton second-degree misdemeanor. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals removed 241 dogs from the property in what was billed as one of the biggest puppy mill See PUPPY/Page 10A
Teacher cleared of criminal wrongdoing BY KATHY LEESE A Sidney High School teacher who was suspended for allegedly having inappropriate text-messaging contact with five female students has been exonerated of criminal Czupryn wrongdoing and will return to the classroom in January, although disciplinary action has reportedly been taken against him. Joseph Czupryn, of Troy, a first-year math teacher, has been the focus of an investigation for more than a month and has been on paid administrative leave. He allegedly sent questionable text messages to the students.
Sidney Police Chief Kevin Gessler issued a press release Monday stating that as a result of the department’s investigation, “a determination has been made that insufficient evidence of criminal conduct presently exists warranting the filing of a criminal charge.” Gessler noted it was an extensive investigation with “interviews of those with any knowledge of the circumstances reported, data from various cellular phone companies (obtained and) forensic examination of cellular devices.” He said everyone involved with the investigation was cooperative. Gessler also indicated that “at this time” no charges will be filed against anyone for filing a false report in connection with the case. See TEACHER/Page 9A
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Police log TUESDAY -12:04 a.m.: arrest. Sidney Police charged Justin L. Poore, 22, no address given, with obstructing official business and resisting arrest following an incident at 801 N. Ohio Ave. MONDAY -8:22 p.m.: arrest. Juan Alonzo Hill, 28, no address given, was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct after an incident at 318 Thompson St. -10:57 a.m.: criminal damaging. Elmer’s Towing, 2110 St. Marys Ave., reported a chainlink fence and a window had been damaged by unknown people. -9:44 a.m.: indictment. Police arrested Arturo Mendozo-Juan, 32, 750 Broadway Ave., on a Shelby County grand jury indictment. SUNDAY -8:36 p.m.: theft. Walmart loss prevention reported the theft of two LED TVs, each valued at $578. Police charged Richard Winemiller, 31, 629 East Ave., with theft. -2:22 a.m.: OVI. Lisa K. Vaughn, 48, 1611 Holly Place, was arrested for driving while under the influence following a traffic stop in the 600 block of West Russell Road. -1:41 a.m.: OVI. Police arrested Christopher Vogler, 22, 905 Camp St., Piqua, on a charge of driving while under the influence following a traffic stop in the 500 block of North Ohio Avenue. SATURDAY -4:18 p.m.: arrest. Joseph Wells, 36, 104 N. Wilkinson Ave., was arrested on an Auglaize County warrant charging contempt of court. -12:07 p.m.: theft. Diana Burns, 707 N. West Ave., reported the theft of a delivery service package containing assorted clothing, and MP3 players for children, from the front of her residence. One package was found by a neighbor and returned. -5:59 a.m.: theft. Donnie W. Martin, 729 S. Miami Ave., reported an impact hammer drill and a reciprocating saw had been removed from one vehicle and the windshield broken out on a second auto. -1:02 a.m.: arrest. Ricky J. Sharp, 21, no ad-
dress given, was arrested on a probation violation warrant. FRIDAY -10:04 p.m.: warrant. Police arrested Che J. Riegel, 36, 1000 Evergreen Drive, on a contempt of court warrant. THURSDAY -10:39 p.m.: criminal damaging. Police arrested Christopher Young, 21, 9536 Houston Road, for allegedly breaking a window at Fricker’s, 2599 Michigan St. -4:16 p.m. theft. Barry J. Stechschulte, of St. Marys, reported the theft of a wallet containing driver’s license, credit cards and $125 cash. DEC. 12 -1:32 p.m.: burglary. John A. Queen, a Wells Fargo Bank property custodian, told police 175 feet of copper tubing and a quantity of electrical wiring had been stolen from a residence at 218 E. Water St.
Accident Vehicles driven by Jennifer McElroy, 31, 2626 River Road, and Chasity Wurstner, 30, 721 W. Parkwood St., were involved in a traffic accident at 1:15 p.m. Thursday on Ohio Avenue at Washington Street. Police cited McElroy with improper turning after her vehicle attempted to turn left onto Washington in front of Wurstner’s auto and struck its right side. Both vehicles received disabling damage.
Fire, rescue TUESDAY -8:28 p.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics responded to the 600 block of West Parkwood Street for a medical call. -7:17 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 700 block of Stratford Drive. -6:48 a.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 600 block of Mires Lane for a medical call. -4:25 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 700 block of West Parkwood Street for a medical call. -3:42 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 400 block of Folkerth Avenue.
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-1:50 a.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 300 block of Maple Street for a medical call. MONDAY -11:53 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of Doorley Road for a medical call. -7:46 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 300 block of East Court Street. -7:02 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 200 block of Meadow Lane for a medical call. -5:41 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 400 block of Sycamore Avenue. -3:50 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to a medical call in the 700 block of Fulton Street. -2:00 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to the 600 block of South Walnut Avenue for a medical call. -1:10 p.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to a medical call in the 1400 block of Garfield Avenue. -9:34 a.m.: medical. Sidney paramedics were dispatched to a medical call in the 100 block of West Clay Street. -7:03 a.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 1800 block of Riverside Drive. -12:36 a.m.: medical. Medics were dispatched to the 100 block of West Poplar Street for a medical call. SUNDAY -3:32 p.m.: medical. Paramedics responded to a medical call in the 200 block of New Street. -9:38 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to the 700 block of West Parkwood Street for a medical call.
Theft probe continues ANNA — Anna Police are still investigating a theft at the Anna Market Dec. 5. Cigarettes and a safe were stolen from the market. The safe was found by Miami County Sheriff Charles Cox the following morning while he was on routine patrol in an area north of Upper Valley Medical Center According to Anna Police Chief Scott Evans, there have been a few leads, which were followed up in the investigation, but “they haven’t led anywhere.”
Sheriff’s log MONDAY -1:11 p.m.: wires down. A deputy was dispatched to Linker Road at Ohio 65 in Jackson Township where wires struck by a semi-tractor where blocking the road.
Fire, rescue MONDAY -11:46 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue responded to a medical call in the 109 block of Rupert Road in Auglaize County. -7:30 p.m.: medical. Anna Rescue was dispatched to the 700 block of East Mason Road in Franklin Township for a medical call.
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PORT JEFFERSON and Quincy firefighters responded to this Perry Township auto fire shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday at 21626 State Route 706. No one was injured. The vehicle is owned by Steve Watkins. -12:49 p.m.: medical. Fort Loramie Rescue responded to a medical call in the 6700 block of North Street in Cynthian Township.
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DEATH NOTICES Alma O. Overman MARIA STEIN — Alma O. Overman, 87, of Celina, formerly of Maria Stein, died Sunday, Dec 16,2012 at Celina Manor Nursing Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein. Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, is in charge of arrangements .
Estella Jean Yenney PIQUA — Estella Jean Yenney, 96, of Piqua, died at 11:27 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua.
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Janice A. McGrath, 92, formerly of Sidney, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 at 3 a.m. at Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen. She was born on May 17, 1920, in Sidney, the daughter of the late John J. and Lulu Caroline (Timmer) Schlagetter. On Nov. 28, 1946, she married William McGrath, who preceded her in death Aug. 25, 2006. She is survived by one brother, C. Thomas Schlagetter, and wife, Norma, of Sidney, and nieces and several nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Jack and Frank Schlagetter, and three sisters, Elizabeth Schlagetter, Ruth McMahon and Marylou Wurstner. Mrs. McGrath was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. She retired as a payroll clerk from the Copeland Corp. She was
a life member of St. John’s L u t h e r a n Church, Sidney American Legion Post 217, and a member of the Sidney Senior Center. In keeping with Mrs. McGrath’s wishes, her body will be cremated. A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney by the Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber. There will be no public visitation prior to the graveside service. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave. Memorials may be made to Wilson Hospice Care, 1083 Fairington Drive, Sidney, OH 45365, in memory of Janice A. McGrath. condoGuestbook lences and expressions of sympathy may be made to Janice’s family at www.cromesfh.com.
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Lola May Brown, 85, of Sidney, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at 4:25 p.m. at Fair Haven Shelby County Home. She was born May 24, 1927, in Sidney, the daughter of the late Joseph and Leona (Johnson) Ammon. Lola is survived by one son, Duane Dennis “Denny” Brown, of DeGraff; a daughter, Cindy Sue Redinbo, of Sidney; one sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Black, of Minnesota; and two grandsons, Steven Redinbo, and wife, Donna, of Mutual, and Scott Redinbo, and wife, Sherri, of Sidney. She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, Millard Bell; sisters, Patsy Fogt and Betty Locker; brother, Joseph “Buck” Ammon Jr.; and stepbrothers, Junior and Jim Bell. Lola was a book-
keeper for many years and had retired from Patrons Mutual Insurance Co. in Bellefontaine. She took great pride in her vegetable gardens and enjoyed sharing the fruits of her labor with others by canning. In keeping with her wishes, her body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave. Memorials may be made to Perry-PortSalem Rescue, 205 Wall St, Port Jefferson, OH 45360, in memory of Lola May Brown. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at Brown www.cromesfh.com.
Benjamin John Puthoff FORT LORAMIE — Benjamin John Puthoff, 29, of Wabash Drive, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes late Saturday evening, Dec. 15, 2012, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. He was born Jan. 24, 1983, in St. Marys, the son of John B. and Teresa J. (Schulze) Puthoff who survive at Fort Loramie. Also surviving are one son, Braydon Puthoff, of Minster; two sisters, Katie and Bryant Brackman, of Fort Loramie and Ally and Bryce Bergman, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandparents, Marcia (Griner) Schulze and Donald and Phyllis (Siegel) Puthoff, all of Fort Loramie; along with numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather James Schulze. Ben was a member of St. Michael Catholic
Church and had been a volunteer CYO basketball coach. Mr. Puthoff was employed at Cargill of Sidney. Ben was an avid Ohio State Football fan. He also enjoyed fishing and boating as well as spirited games of Scrabble and Mancala. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie by the Rev. Steven Shoup. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Friends may call today from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie. Memorials may be made to The OSU James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute aka. “The James.” Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.
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Jeanine A. Corbett Jeanine A. Corbett, 78, of 1077 Stephens Road, passed away at 11:48 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community. She was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Toledo, the daughter of the late Richard and Ruth (Walker) Bluhm. On Sept. 7, 1957, she married Ronald “Bud” D. Corbett, who survives, along with their two sons, Richard D. Corbett, and wife, Brenda, of Cincinnati, and Ronald D. Corbett, and wife, Claire, of Tipp City; four grandchildren, Katelyn Corbett, and fiancé, Drew Oostra, of Columbus, Taylor Corbett, of Cincinnati, Keira Corbett, of Tipp City, and fiancé, Ben Ankrom, of Circleville, and Jaben Corbett, of Tipp City. A niece, Diane Mears, and one nephew, Robert Sevrence, both of Toledo, also survive her. She was preceded in death by one sister, Lois Sevrence. Mrs. Corbett was a homemaker, dedicated to a life of loving and supporting her husband and raising her family. She loved God, her husband and family, her church and friends. Jeanine took great pleasure
in helping those in need. She also enjoyed traveling, gardening, crafts, nature, shorelines, reminiscing and reflecting. She hated goodbyes. She was a volunteer at St. John’s Thrift Shop, a member of St. John’s Joy Circle, and the Sidney Gateway Squares (square dancing). She will be forever remembered for her nurturing love and care, and dearly missed by her family and friends. Jeanine was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sidney, where a funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Independence Hospice or St. John’s Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the Corbett family at www.cromesfh.com.
Lehman ends bingo tradition Because of declining participation, Lehman Catholic High School will no longer sponsor bingo games as it has done for 40-plus years. N-38 was the final number called on the final bingo game Sunday afternoon at Lehman. Caller Denny Aselage verified the accuracy of the number and the winner received the payout. Just prior to that game, Lehman President Mike Barhorst announced that the school would not renew its license with the Ohio Lottery Commission to play bingo in the coming year. With that announcement, a tradition that has been a part of the school’s fundraising for more than four decades came to a close. “Although at one time we had crowds of more than 300, the ban on smoking in the early ’90s cut our attendance in half,” Barhorst explained. “The opening of the riverboats in Indiana halved our attendance yet again. The recent proliferation of Internet cafes and casino options reduced our crowds to the point that operating bingo is simply not profitable enough to be worth the effort.” By state law, all bingo helpers must volunteer their time. The school relied on parent volunteers to operate the bingo games. As a result, nearly every parent worked bingo at the school on a rotating basis, with some volunteering to work once a month as the Aselages did. Aselage, who has called bingo on the third Sunday of the month for more than a quarter century, kept on working after his children graduated from the school. Janet, his wife, was the bookkeeper on the third Sunday. “We knew how much bingo revenue helped the school,” Janet said, “and we knew how hard it was as parents to work on a regular basis. Once our children were off to college, it was easier to keep a monthly schedule.” “There was a time when bingo provided more than 10 percent of our operating revenue,” Barhorst said nostalgically. That simply isn’t the case today when many sessions we don’t break even.” Barhorst, who worked most Sundays, noted that he will miss patrons who regularly attended the games. “Many of them would share their sorrows and joys. It was a rare Sunday when health issues were not a topic of discussion for one patron or another,” Barhorst stated. “It was not unusual for patrons who shared such intimate details to ask for prayers. Those are the things I’ll miss.” He quickly added, “I won’t miss the time away from family and the opportunity to leisurely read the Sunday newspaper!” With a few hugs and good wishes for the New Year, all that was left to do was put the chairs and tables away one last time — and turn out the lights.
SCARF fundraiser set One canine will become Shelby County’s Top Dog after Dog Tag No. 1 is auctioned Thursday as a fundraiser for operations of the county animal shelter. Hits 105.5 will conduct a live, on-air auction Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Shelby County Animal
Rescue Foundation. Questions concerning the auction may be addressed to Deputy Cami Frey at the animal shelter or the Hits 105.5 web site: www.hits1055.com. The SCARF facebook page also has information. It is www.facebook,com/HelpShelby CountyAnimals
Sidney Daily News,Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Ohio officials keep eye on ‘fiscal cliff’ talks BY ANN SANNER Associated Press
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THIS NOV. 21 file photo shows Scott Studer in Massillon. Prosecutors in northeast Ohio expect a guilty plea from Studer, a former high school basketball coach charged with videotaping nude boys in the locker room.
COLUMBUS (AP) — Officials in Ohio are watching the negotiations in Washington to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to start with the new year. And it’s the tax increases that are on the mind of Ohio budget director Tim Keen, who is helping to write the governor’s twoyear state spending blueprint. State income tax revenue could rise or fall as a direct result of federal tax hikes. The so-called “fiscal cliff ” takes effect in January unless Congress passes a budget deal by then. The economy would be hit so hard by tax increases and spending cuts that it would likely sink into recession in the first half of 2013, economists
have said. Middle income families would have to pay an average of about $2,000 more next year, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center has calculated. Keen said if the country plunges over the “fiscal cliff ” and into recession, Ohio could again find itself facing budget challenges as residents lose jobs and hold onto their money. “We are monitoring that and we’re trying to keep that into consideration as we move through this budget and think about putting a budget together for fiscal years ‘14 and ‘15,” he said in an interview. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, is expected submit his budget proposal to the legislature by February. His last spending plan closed a budget gap that approached $8 billion. And the state
Ex-coach to Bid-rigging scheme plead guilty over involved Ohio agency nude videos CANTON (AP) — Prosecutors have been told to expect a guilty plea from a former high school basketball coach charged with videotaping nude boys in the locker room over an eight-year period, a prosecutor said Tuesday. More than 70 boys have been identified on the tapes made since 2005 at Jackson High School near Canton. The attorney for Scott Studer, 46, signaled the plans to plead guilty to eight counts of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance, Assistant Stark County prosecutor Chryssa Hartnett said. She declined to comment pending Wednesday’s court hearing. Studer’s attorney, James Haupt, couldn’t be reached for comment. A message was left at his office Tuesday. A call to Studer’s home went unanswered. The pending guilty plea, first reported by The Repository in Canton, involves all eight counts of the indictment returned against him, Hartnett said. The prosecution hasn’t offered leniency or any other consideration in return for a guilty plea, she said. Studer, who has been locked up on $2 million bond, could face 64 years in prison and the sentence will be up to the judge, Hartnett said. Studer coached at Jackson High and was arrested after investigators searched his home and found nude images on a DVD, a computer and a flash drive. He quit as an assistant coach and school building aide the day he was arrested last month. The search of Studer’s home was led by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which hasn’t commented on the reason. Police said the videotaping involved student-athletes at the school. There was no evidence of videotaping in the visitor locker room, police said.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati-based company and one of its executives pleaded guilty Tuesday in a bid-rigging scheme involving employees with the Ohio Department of Transportation that authorities said cheated taxpayers out of tens of thousands of dollars. Quattro Inc., a subsidiary of A&A Safety Inc., and A&A sales representative Timothy O’Brien pleaded guilty to various charges stemming from the scheme as part of a plea agreement in exchange for their cooperation. A&A provides traffic-control devices to Ohio and other states. At a news conference
Ohio senator’s ties to ag nonprofit questioned COLUMBUS (AP) — A powerful western Ohio state senator championed a budget amendment in 2009 that benefited a hometown agricultural nonprofit he co-founded and financially backed, according to a newspaper investigation published Tuesday. Senate Finance Chairman Chris Widener’s ties to the Ohio Equine and Agricultural Association were detailed in The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. Widener, a Springfield Republican, was a member of the powerful budget-writing committee he now chairs when he pushed the budget change. He is in line to become the second highestranking senator in the state in January. Widener and other
local business leaders launched the nonprofit association to build a livestock exposition center on the Clark County fairgrounds, the Champions Center. Widener’s private firm served as lead architect and construction manager on the 140,000square-foot facility, which opened in 2004 — when Widener was a state representative. Widener told the newspaper he quit the nonprofit’s board and canceled a loan guarantee he provided for its startup before introducing his amendment in 2009. The legislation allowed the burgeoning Clark County Convention Facilities Authority to charge a 3 percent bed tax that helped pay the nonprofit’s expenses.
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in Cincinnati announcing the charges, Attorney General Mike DeWine said that Quattro filed multiple bids for Ohio road projects using different company names, creating the appearance of a competitive process, and that transportation employees were complicit in the wrongdoing. “They weren’t playing by the rules,” DeWine said. “They were, in fact, violating state law.” The company pleaded guilty to two felony counts, including engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, while O’Brien pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor counts of engaging in a conspiracy against trade.
doesn’t want to find itself in the hole again. Keen is mindful of the ongoing talks between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, but he said he’s not following every development. “We’ll have to deal with whatever happens,” Keen said. Many states depend on federal grants to help finance education, environmental and community programs. But Keen said he’s not expecting the state to take a significant blow if the automatic cuts occur. A spokeswoman for the state’s Department of Jobs and Family Services, the largest recipient of federal grant money, said programs dealing with adoption services, child care, child support, and workforce development are among those that could see funding drops.
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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, Dec. 19, the 354th day of 2012. There are 12 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 19, 1972, Apollo 17 splashed down in the Pacific, winding up the Apollo program of manned lunar landings. On this date: ■ In 1777, Gen. George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to Valley Forge, Pa., to camp for the winter. ■ In 1813, British forces captured Fort Niagara during the War of 1812. ■ In 1843, “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, was first published in England. ■ In 1910, the artificial fiber rayon was first commercially produced by the American Viscose Co. of Marcus Hook, Pa. ■ In 1932, the British Broadcasting Corp. began transmitting overseas with its Empire Service to Australia. ■ In 1946, war broke out in Indochina as troops under Ho Chi Minh launched widespread attacks against the French. ■ In 1950, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was named commander of the military forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. ■ In 1961, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., 73, suffered a debilitating stroke while in Palm Beach, Fla. ■In 1971, “A Clockwork Orange,” Stanley controversial Kubrick’s movie adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel, had its world premiere in the U.S. ■ In 1984, a fire at the Wilberg Mine near Orangeville, Utah, killed 27 people. Britain and China signed an accord returning Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, 1997. ■ In 1986, Lawrence E. Walsh was appointed independent counsel to investigate the Iran-Contra affair. ■ In 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House for perjury and obstruction of justice (he was later acquitted by the Senate). ■ Ten years ago: Secretary of State Colin Powell declared Iraq in “material breach” of a U.N. disarmament resolution. After a prosecutor cited new DNA evidence, a judge in New York threw out the convictions of five young men from Harlem in a 1989 attack on a Central Park jogger who’d been raped and left for dead.
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Monks profit from fruitcake AVA, Mo. (AP) — Once the bane of pot-luck parties, the fruitcake has been turned into a sought-after treat by Trappist monks secluded in the Missouri Ozarks who some say bake cake that’s nothing short of heavenly. Between February and mid-December, monks at the Assumption Abbey in Ava, Mo., produce about 25,000 fruitcakes. The monks have gained a national reputation for carefully controlling the production. They marinate the fruit, age the cakes and even package and ship the product from their foothills monastery. Before each two-pound cake leaves the abbey, it gets a special prayer from the monks aimed at all those who eat the cake. At $31 apiece, the cakes allow the monks to live out solitary lives of work and prayer on their compound southeast of Springfield.
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Classes resume in Newtown Sandy Hook remains closed as crime scene NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown returned its students to their classrooms Tuesday for the first time since last week’s massacre and faced the agonizing task of laying others to rest, as this grieving town wrestled with the same issues gripping the country: violence, gun control and finding a way forward. Funerals were held for two more of the tiny fallen, a 6year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. A total of 26 people were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S history. The gunman also killed his mother in her home before committing suicide. The resumption of classes at all Newtown’s schools except Sandy Hook brought a return of familiar routines, something students seemed to welcome as they arrived aboard buses festooned with large green-and-white ribbons — the colors of the stricken elementary school. “We’re going to be able to comfort each other and try and help each other get through this, because that’s the only way we’re going to do it,” said 17-year-old P.J. Hickey, a senior at Newtown High School. “Nobody can do this alone.” Still, he noted: “There’s going to be no joy in school. It really doesn’t feel like Christmas anymore.” At St. Rose of Lima
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A YOUNG girl waves as her school bus pulls into Hawley School Tuesday in Newtown, Conn. Classes resumed Tuesday for Newtown Schools, except those at Sandy Hook, following Friday’s mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Buses ferrying students to schools were festooned with large green and white ribbons on the front grills, the colors of Sandy Hook. At Newtown High School, students in sweatshirts and jackets, many wearing headphones, betrayed mixed emotions. Catholic Church in Newtown, back-to-back funerals were held for first-graders James Mattioli and Jessica Rekos, the third and fourth so far and the first of eight to be held in the coming days at the church. Memorial services and wakes were also held for some of the adult victims.
Cliff talks hit a lull with Boehner’s ‘Plan B’ WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two weeks from an economythreatening deadline, fiscal cliff talks hit a lull Tuesday as House Speaker John Boehner announced that Republicans would also march ahead with their own tax plan on a separate track from the one he’s been pursuing with President Barack Obama. The White House and leading congressional Democrats immediately rejected Boehner’s “Plan B,” which would extend soon-to-expire Bush-era tax cuts for everyone making less than $1 million but would not address huge across-the-board spending cuts that are set to strike the Pentagon and domestic programs next year. “Everyone should understand Boehner’s proposal will not pass the Senate,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Boehner’s surprise move came after significant progress over the past several days in talks with Obama — talks that produced movement on tax rate hikes that have proven deeply unsettling to GOP conservatives and on cuts to Social Se-
curity benefits that have incensed liberal Democrats. Just Monday, Obama offered concessions, including a plan to raise top tax rates on households earning more than $400,000 instead of the $250,000 threshold he had campaigned on. And the two sides had inched closer on the total amount of tax revenue required to seal the agreement. Obama now would settle for $1.2 trillion over the coming decade while Boehner is offering $1 trillion. By contrast, protecting income below $1 million from a hike in the top tax rate from 35 percent to 39.6 percent would raise only $269 billion over the coming decade. But the outlines of a possible Obama-Boehner agreement appeared to have shaky support at best from Boehner’s leadership team and outright opposition from key Republicans like vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a House GOP aide said. That aide spoke only on condition of anonymity because the aide was not authorized to discuss the situation publicly.
As mourners gathered outside, a motorcade led by police motorcycles arrived for the funeral of little James, who especially loved recess and math and who was described by his family as a “numbers guy” who couldn’t wait until he was old enough to order a foot-long Subway sandwich.
Traffic in front of the church slowed to a crawl as police directed vehicles into the parking lot. A school bus carrying elementary students got stuck in traffic, and the children, pressing their faces into the windows, sadly watched as the mourners assembled.
Investors turn against gun makers after massacre MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investors shunned some of the nation’s largest gun makers Tuesday, putting up for sale the manufacturer of the Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle used in the Connecticut school shooting and worrying that the attack could soon bring stricter gun laws. Stocks of other gun companies fell, and one sporting-goods chain said it would temporarily stop sales of military-style firearms. In Washington, some former opponents of gun control signaled that they may change their position, potentially giving stricter gun laws their best chance of passage in years. The most notable rejection of the gun industry came when the private-equity firm Cerberus Capital Management announced it would sell the maker of the rifle used in the massacre, which it called a “watershed event.” The shooting “raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level,” Cerberus said in a news release. “We are investors, not statesmen or policy makers.” In an acknowledgment of the changing political climate, the National Rifle Association promised “to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.” It scheduled a Friday news conference. Bushmaster, Remington and DPMS are among the brands made by Freedom Group Inc., the largest firearms maker in the U.S. The Madison, N.C., company sold 1.1 million rifles and shotguns last year, along with 2 billion rounds of ammunition. Its customers include law enforcement and military agencies, as well as retailers who serve hunters and gun enthusiasts. Cerberus, a large private-equity firm best known for investing in Chrysler and other troubled corporations, appeared to have been under pressure from two sources: investors and the threat of more gun control.
NBC’s Engel, crew escape abduction BEIRUT (AP) — NBC’s chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said Tuesday he and members of his network crew escaped unharmed after five days of captivity in Syria, where more than a dozen pro-regime gunmen dragged them from their car, killed one of their rebel escorts and subjected them to mock executions. Appearing on NBC’s “Today” show, an unshaven Engel said he and his team escaped during a firefight Monday night between their captors and rebels at a checkpoint. They crossed into Turkey on Tuesday. NBC did not say how many people were kidnapped with Engel, although two other men, producer Ghazi Balkiz and photographer John Kooistra, appeared with him on the “Today” show. Another member of Engel’s team, Aziz Akyavas of Turkey, also escaped. It was not confirmed whether everyone was accounted for. Engel said he believes the kidnappers were a Shiite militia group loyal to the Syrian government, which has lost control over swaths of the country’s north and is increasingly on the defensive in a civil war that has killed 40,000 people since March 2011. “They kept us blindfolded, bound,” said the 39-year-old Engel, who speaks and reads Arabic. “We weren’t physically beaten or tortured. A lot of psychological torture, threats of being killed. They made us choose which one of us would be shot first and when we refused, there were mock shootings,” he added. “They were talking openly about their loyalty to the government,” Engel said. He said the captors were trained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and allied with Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militant group, but he did not elaborate. There was no mention of the kidnapping by Syria’s state-run news agency.
NBC CHIEF Foreign correspondent Richard Engel (center); NBC Turkey reporter Aziz Akyavas (left); and NBC photographer John Kooistra speak during a news conference in Reyhanli, Turkey, Tuesday. More than a dozen pro-regime gunmen kidnapped and held Engel and several colleagues for five days inside Syria, threatening them with mock executions and blindfolding them before the team finally escaped unharmed during a firefight between their captors and rebels, Engel said Tuesday.
This Evening • The Jackson Center Memorial Public Library holds an adult book club discussion from 5 to 6 p.m. • The MS Support Group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in St. Rita’s Rehab Outpatient Conference Room, in the basement of the 830 Medical Office building on West North Street, Lima. • The A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie offers baby time for babies 3 and under at 6 p.m. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Labor of Love, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road. • Stokes Lodge 305, Free and Accepted Masons, meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Jefferson Lodge, Port Jefferson. All Master Masons are welcome.
Thursday Morning • New Bremen Public Library will host Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Registration required.
Thursday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. • Shelby County Toastmasters meets at noon at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Ed Trudeau at 498-3433 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at shelby.freetoasthost.ws.
Thursday Evening • The Minster-New Bremen Right to Life group meets at 7 p.m. in the St. Augustine Rectory basement, Minster. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 Poplar St.
Friday Morning • The New Knoxville Community Library hosts story time from 10:30 to 11 a.m. • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts storytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. To register, call 295-3155. • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers First Time Storytime for babies and toddlers and their parents or guardians from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Friday Afternoon • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Avenue. All Master Masons are invited.
Friday Evening • Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12-step programs to confront destructive habits and behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (937) 548-9006. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying Clean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St.
Saturday Morning • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Lockington, 9 to 11 a.m. • Agape Mobile Rural Food Pantry Distribution, in Pasco, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Saturday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • Catholic Adult Singles Club meets for Mass and movies in Celina. For information, call (419) 678-8691. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Checkmates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St. To access the Community Calendar online, visit www.sidneydailynews.com, click on “Living” and then on “Calendar.”
This is one in an occasional series of columns by Localife Editor Patricia Ann Speelman. In Saturday’s Sidney Daily News, we asked if anyone could identify a poem and photo submitted by Ginny Hoehne, of Fort Loramie. The poem was a takeoff on “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” by Clement Moore. It was written from the point of view of Santa, who came upon a soldier on Christmas Eve. We asked if anyone could identify the poem or the photo and we got lots of response! You phoned, you emailed, you came into the news offices. What you told us was that the poem and photo were used by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) on Christmas cards they provided to donors who then could send them to their friends. On those cards, it was attributed to Lance Cpl. James M. Schmidt. Tuesday, we called the DAV and this is what we learned: The poem is titled, “Merry Christmas, My Friend.” Schmidt was a Marine, stationed in Washington, D.C., in 1986 when he wrote it, according to Debra Kellinghaus, manager of donor relations at DAV national headquarters in Cold Spring, Ky. He was serving as a battalion
counter-sniper. The battalion commander was Col. D.J. Myers. Schmidt wrote the poem as his contribution to the holiday decorations his buddies were hanging in their barracks. It was posted on the door of the gym of the BEQ (bachelor enlisted quarters). “When Myers came upon it, he read it and immediately had copies sent to each department at the barracks and promptly dismissed the entire battalion early for Christmas leave. The poem was placed that day in the Marine Corps Gazette, distributed worldwide and later submitted to Leatherneck Magazine,” Kellinghaus said. She noted that the DAV has used various versions of the poem as it has been directed to soldiers, sailors, airmen or Marines. It is in the public domain, which means that anyone can publish and use it. According to Kellinghaus, after leaving the
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WILKER ST. MARYS — Andy and Lisa Wilker, of St. Marys, have announced the birth of a son, Aidan Joseph Wilker, born Dec. 9, 2012, at 1:11 p.m. in the Joint Township Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 22 inches long. He was welcomed home by his brothers, Ethan, 5, Seth, 3, and Jacob, 1. His maternal grandparents are Jim and Susan Schrock, of Sidney. His paternal grandparents are Marciel Wilker, of St. Marys, and the late Bernard Wilker. His great grandmother is Betty Milroy, of Columbus. His mother is the former Lisa Schrock, of Sidney.
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Grange hears history MAPLEWOOD — The Dec. 11 meeting of the Maplewood Grange was a potluck dinner with approximately 75 members and guests present. Master Brent Clinehens conducted a meeting at which members were honored for their years of service. The following people received certificates or pins: Steve Bell, 25 years; Beth Clark, 50 years, Phyllis Clinehens, Fred
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Riders group now open to Shelby County legionnaires WAPAKONETA — American Legion Post No. 330 in Wapakoneta recently announced that its American Legion Riders organization has changed its rules and bylaws to immediately allow motorcycle riders in the Second District, Department of Ohio, to join the organization if qualified. The Second District includes Shelby County. Participation is open to all current legion family members, which comprises legionnaires, the American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion. In addition, anyone qualified to belong to
any one of these organizations who joins a local post will also be allowed to join the Wapakoneta Riders. The Riders will have their Christmas party on Jan. 12 at the post. All prospective members will be allowed to attend, but must contact the post at (419A) 202-9542 for details. The American Legion Riders, a nationwide program adhering to the American Legion’s Four Pillars has already raised approximately this year, $780,000 through programs including the Legacy Run and other local fund raisers.
The Four Pillars are the following: Taking care of veterans; mentoring the youth of the nation; fostering a strong national security; and promoting patriotism and honor. The Legacy Run provides scholarships to sons and daughters of fallen heroes and the program continues to grow every year. Every Riders group also contributes to and supports numerous organizations within their respective communities. For example, the Wapakoneta Post Riders have contributed more than $19,000 since its inception five years ago.
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Muse Machine visits SMS DAYTON — Muse Machine artists Amber and Jacob Fisher McGlaun visited area schools this week, including Sidney Middle School, mixing American history with rock and roll. In true Muse Machine style, the performers brought iconic moments from the 1960s to life with rocking hits from the decade. The production, called “Time Signature,” is the first in a new series by Muse Machine, exploring important historical events through musical moments. Students were led through the social turbulence of the ’60s, illustrated with songs that often had them clapping or singing along. In a game show called “Hipsters and Hippies,” students went on stage to compare modern-day icons including Johnny
Depp with examples from the past including John Lennon and Bob Marley. “It just goes to show that kids can get excited about history,” said technical producer David Sherman, “or math or science. The trick is to get students on board by starting with something they already know and love, and drawing them in from there. With ‘Time Signature,’ it’s the music. Students hear a song they know and all of a sudden, they’re learning about civil rights.” “Time Signature” is a part of a diverse season of in-school shows by Muse Machine this year. Muse student members will also enjoy visits from other top Dayton performing groups throughout the season, from the areas of theater and music to filmmaking and dance.
Edison College to offer boardsmanship workshops PIQUA — Edison State College has announced recipients of the Graduate Academy Scholarship. The Graduate Academy is an intensive training program designed to develop more effective directors, leaders, board members, staff, and volunteers of nonprofit organizations. This program comprises five, day-long workshops beginning Jan. 16 and concluding May 15 with the Mosaic of Community Leadership Conference. “We’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Graduate Academy program,” said Chris Norman, vice president of institutional advancement. “In the past decade, more than 200 local leaders and organizations have benefited
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Stock gains reflect budget optimism NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher on Wall Street Tuesday amid optimism that lawmakers are closing in on a budget deal that will stop the U.S. from going over the “fiscal cliff” at the beginning of next year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 76 points to 13,311 as of 11:55 a.m. The Standard & Poor’s (NYSE:MHP) 500 gained 11 points to 1,441. The Nasdaq composite rose 33 points to 3,043. House Speaker John Boehner told reporters he remains hopeful that a fiscal cliff compromise
can be reached, but says President Barack Obama has yet to offer a balanced deficit-cutting plan. Boehner said Obama’s latest offer for $1.3 trillion in tax increases over the next decade with $850 billion in spending cuts is not balanced enough. “People are cheering the prospect for some compromise in Washington right now,” said Joe Costigan, director of equity research at Bryn Mawr Trust Co. “At the moment there is some pretty good news and the market is reacting favorably to it, but the
deal isn’t done yet.” Stocks slumped after the presidential election Nov. 6 on concern that a divided government would struggle to reach an agreement before Jan. 1, when a series of series of tax increases and government spending cuts are scheduled to take effect if no deal is reached. Those measures could push the U.S. back into recession. The S&P has since recouped all of those losses. The Dow Jones is up 2.3 percent in December and is on track to close higher for a fourth straight year. The index
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Small business workshop planned PIQUA — The Small Business Development Center at Edison Community College is offering a free entrepreneurship workshop on Jan. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Those who are uncertain about venturing forward with a business idea may find it helps to speak with someone who has “been there, done that.” Interested persons are invited to join the Edison SBDC for a free, open discus-
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The superintendent also spoke about the issue of students and teachers using social media to communicate. “There should not be any such communication being done unless it is directly related to a curricular or extracurricular activity that is necessary, for example for a coach to tell their players about a change in practice schedule. The board policy on this type of communication is quite clear and will be re-emphasized to all staff,” Scheu said. “It is important to take time and sort out facts from rumors,” Scheu said. “We are quite confident the Sidney Police Department investigation was both thorough and fair. As superintendent, I plan on redoubling my efforts at providing new employees the necessary orientation to make sure appropriate versus inappropriate communication and interaction with students is clearly understood.” “We took the allegations seriously and student safety is No. 1 priority for us. At the same time, it is important to protect our staff members as well,” Scheu said. “Just as Sidney City Schools is intent on protecting our 3,600 students, we are equally intent on protecting our 400 staff members. We are preparing for Mr. Czupryn to be back at Sidney High School teaching math beginning on Jan. 3.”
High School, he has proven himself to have the potential to become a very good teacher,” Scheu said. “He was also the assistant Academia adviser who helped in a huge way this year in coaching the students to their fifth successive county crown for Academia.” “We had enough confidence in his ability to teach that we included an upper-level math class for him to teach along with the rest of his scheduled courses,” Scheu said. “During reference checks prior to him being offered the teaching position, several of his college professors remarked that he was at the top of their class in terms of intelligence, work ethic and his noteworthy ability to grasp the concepts that are so important. Mr. Czupryn has been well received by students, staff and administration.” Scheu said Czupryn’s situation is going to be used to educate other Sidney City Schools teachers. “Teachers will be reminded about communication with students — appropriate versus inappropriate,” he said. Scheu said a determination will be made about whether the students involved in the alleged incident will remain in Czupryn’s classes. “Sidney High School administration will determine what is best for everyone involved,” he said.
“Sidney City Schools submitted our most recent update this past fall. This is a very comprehensive plan and covers not just procedures for preventing and dealing with a school intruder or a terrorist attack; but also for natural disasters such as tornados and earthquakes and for preventing workplace accidents. Additionally, a district administrator must attend an annual
From Page 1 safety meeting led by a retired military officer and current Homeland Security official. The Sidney City Schools safety plan is written to include their suggested policies and procedures. “Today it is our practice to open all doors at the very beginning of the school day for students to enter; staff members supervise these entrances as students file in. As soon as
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Sidney City Schools Superintendent John Scheu said that “based on the information school officials received … there is nothing this teacher did that constitutes a criminal charge.” “According to investigators, no communication between teacher and students could be construed as having sexual overtures,” Scheu stated. “The complaint originated from a classroom teacher who overheard some students in her class talking about texting a teacher. This information was shared with the two assistant principals who then talked with these students, shared this information with the principal, who shared this information with the superintendent, and it was decided to turn the matter over to the Sidney Police Department. Our intent was to bring out the truth of the allegations and to protect both student and teacher,” Scheu said. Scheu said that he held a disciplinary hearing with Czupryn Monday morning. “The facts of the disciplinary hearing were presented,” Scheu said. “He will be permitted to return. Mr. Czupryn is fully aware of what is appropriate and what is inappropriate communication with students.” Scheu said some disciplinary action was taken Monday, although he declined to say what it was. “That is between him and me,” Scheu said. Scheu said the issue “was not about receiving false information. The issue was ascertaining the contents of any communication between teacher and students.” He emphasized that “nothing in the … investigation .. even remotely comes close to being a sexual predator status. The issue of appropriate vs. inappropriate communication with students will be addressed prior to Mr. Czupryn returning to work.” Scheu said he wanted to be very clear he does not believe Czupryn is a sexual predator. Scheu said that while Czupryn’s suspension has been well publicized, it will be up to Czupryn to rebuild his reputation “by his actions from this point forward and having a well-defined line between students and teacher.” “In the three months he has taught at Sidney
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LOCAL NEWS From Page 1 indicators and is now ranked ‘effective,’ which is one notch above the ‘continuous improvement’ rating. We feel the ship is turned around and headed in the right direction.” “Adding all-day kindergarten for all students and strengthening our curriculum offerings in kindergarten to grade 12 have all been done by living within our means and demonstrating sound fiscal responsibility. It is important to ask voters for a like amount of money to operate our schools as opposed to an additional levy amount,” Scheu stated. Scheu explained that the permanent improvement levy “can only be used for maintaining our property and buildings, for such expenditures as purchase of buses, roof replacements, boiler replacements, window replacements, parking lot paving, anything that is spent on keeping our property maintained.A permanent improvement levy cannot be used for salaries, health insurance costs or expenditures or operating the school. “The operating levy can
PUPPY From Page 1 raids in the state. On Monday the Autons, as a family, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree misdemeanor cruelty to animals, and the mother and father entered guilty pleas to the same charge. Adam Auton pleaded guilty to a fourthdegree misdemeanor cruelty charge. A court spokesperson said the case is being further investigated and that
be spent on anything basically to operate the schools and is much more flexible in terms of what the allowable expenditures are. Since the permanent improvement levy expired in 2008, we have transferred each year a similar of money, amount $250,000, for permanent improvements from our operating budget, which over time steadily depletes the money needed to operate the schools.” Scheu said school officials have not addressed what they would do if the levy were not to pass. “We have not addressed that. I would have to say we really do not have an Option B for what to fall back on,” he said. “As hard as we have worked to get our financial house in order, I really do not know how much more we can cut out of our budget. “We have trimmed our personnel from ... under 600 to just under 400. We have cut back administratively. As far as personnel, we don’t have a lot of room to maneuver. I can tell you, though, that on our sources of revenue, there is no way that we can do without a local source of revenue.” Shortly before Scheu was named superintendent, he said, “The commu-
nity was sending a loud and clear message that teachers are overpaid. They make too much ... the district is not spending money wisely, there are bullying issues going on (especially at Sidney Middle School), there was a sense of whether the district could pull themselves out. ... I hope people will give us the benefit of the doubt. I feel that we have done virtually everything we were asked to do by ... people in the community. I think the district is much more transparent. We have been forthright and honest with the people.” Scheu said Obamacare will also increase costs for the district. He noted that he understands that costs could increase $25 to $35 per employee in the school district to cover health care costs to “pay the cost of pre-existing conditions.” He said that when that is calculated by nearly 400 employees, there will be some expense involved. The proposal to place the levy on the ballot will be brought back to the board for consideration at a meeting after the first of the year. Scheu said anyone in the public with questions about the levy are welcome to contact him at the board office.
no date has been set for sentencing. Sheriff John Lenhart, who led the raid on the family’s Pedigree Pets business, declined to comment on Monday’s plea bargain, but he termed the Autons’ operation “the worst animal cruelty case I ever saw.” He said the case had to be processed under a current law, whereas such charges will be felonies under a new law that becomes effective in January. Lenhart said law en-
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Dec. 19, 1912 The Western Ohio station has taken on a holiday attire. Profuse decorations of Christmas bells, holly, etc., have added much to its appearance. Credit for this beautiful arrangement must be given to Grant Leedom, the agent, and good old standby, William McClain. ––––– One of the enjoyable events of the holiday season occurred at the home of the Misses Anna and Mary Lauterbur on Avenue last Main evening, when they entertained members of the Newman Club to an open Christmas meeting. The program centered around the city of Philadelphia with the following taking part: Mrs. Margaret Lauterbur, Mrs. Hussey, Mrs. Trimpe, Mrs. Costolo and Mary Burns.
75 years Dec. 19, 1937 The Alumni team of Sidney High School held its first practice session last evening in preparation for its game with the Yellow Jackets next week. Members of the squad include: Lloyd Cromes, Nub Young, Ralph Monroe, Jack Laughlin, Bob Clark, Sailor Beer, Lenny Kerns, Wayne Rickey, Marcus Sellers, and Nelson Wright.
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25 years Dec. 19, 1987 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Contractual issues that could not be resolved kept Earle Bruce from taking the football coaching position at the University of Kansas. Bruce, the former Ohio State coach, turned down Kansas’ final offer Tuesday, although one day earlier, he was thinking he’d be in charge of the Jayhawks in 1988. ––––– WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities on rural interstate highways soared by more than 50 percent in states that increased their speed limit to 65 mph last spring, according to Transportation Department figures. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said 450 people were killed on rural interstate roads over a threemonth period last summer in 22 states where higher speed limits went into effect. The same roads claimed 296 lives during the same MayJuly period the previous year. ––––– Five days till Christmas. The stocking are hung by the chimney with care and the presents are nearby in this picture by nine-year-old artist Kelly Williamson, a third grader at Kettlersville Elementary School.
Dec. 19, 1962 The Un-Civil Defense squad went into action Portsmouth again today at the 54° | 36° W.VA. Shelby County courtKY. house and when the © 2012 Wunderground.com smoke cleared away, two ThunderIce Flurries Cloudy storms more bats had been Partly called out on strikes. Rain Showers Snow Cloudy They were the fifth and Weather Underground • AP sixth bats to be killed in AccuWeather.com forecast for daytime conditions, low/high temperatures the county building in the last eight days. The Un-Civil Defense-toBats squad – not to be confused with the Civil Defense organization – is comprised of John Wesbecher and James part of the 20th century ficiency of vitamin C. McNeil, courthouse cusSome people feel that that the structure and manufacturing of vita- taking a multivitamin todians. In their latest mins got its start. From ensures that they are getthe dawn of man’s ap- ting the recommended pearance on Earth, no vi- daily allowances for vitatamins were ever taken mins. However, the averAmerican and in pill form until then. All age those generations of peo- Canadian has a variety of ple lived well without foods available to them, them. In some instances, all rich in vitamins, and vitamin deficiencies those foods are all they sprung up, but the con- need to stay healthy. nection between the defiDrs. Donohue and ciency and the lack of a vitamin wasn’t nmade Roach regret that they are until the 1900s. In the unable to answer individ18th century, James Lind ual letters, but will incorpofed British sailors limes rate them in the column and lemons and thereby whenever possible. Readers prevented scurvy, a dis- may write the doctors or reease prevalent in the quest an order form of British navy. He didn’t available health newsletters know the reason why at P.O. Box 536475, Orthese fruits were effec- lando, FL 32853-6475 or ToYourGoodtive. It wasn’t until rela- email tively recently that Healthmed.cornell.edu Sudoku puzzles also appear on the Sidney Daily News website at www.sidneydailynews.com. scurvy proved to be a de- with medical questions.
Multivitamins’ effects vary DEAR DRS. DEAR DRS. To your DONOHUE DONOHUE good AND ROACH: I AND ROACH: I took a multivitahealth get dizzy after min faithfully for Dr. Paul G. taking a multivitamin. When I 20 years. I also Donohue don’t take one, have asthma. I and I’m fine. — B.L wheezed every Dr. Keith ANSWER: day. I ran out of Roach Most multivitathe vitamin and min users have forgot to buy more. Ten days without a no problems with them. vitamin and the wheez- Some, however, do. I’m not sure why. It might be ing stopped. — S.W. DEAR DRS. DONO- that a few people react to HUE AND ROACH: I the filler material in a viused a variety of multivi- tamin, the things that tamin brands. They all keep the pill or capsule gave me a pain in the together. The only solustomach. I take the vita- tion I have is for these mins separately and have people to stop taking them. no trouble. — E.D. A question frequently DEAR DRS. DONOHUE AND ROACH: asked and frequently anWhenever I take a multi- swered with differing vitamin, I feel nauseated. opinions is the necessity What’s wrong with me? of taking a multivitamin. It wasn’t until the early — J.D.
victory, battleground they employed tactics similar to their military strategy of the past. Only weapons used were a stepladder and a broom.
Woman deep in love triangle has trouble thinking straight DEAR ABBY: I am hair for the occasion. a 31-year-old, never(I’m a hairstylist.) married mother of two. Abby, Jordan and I Last summer I started are still having an afhaving an affair with fair. I want to tell her, “Jordan,” the father of but I don’t want him to my first child. He left hate me. I believe this me when our daughter wedding is a big miswas a year old and has take for many reasons, been engaged for three not just the obvious. Dear years in an on-again, Please give me some Abby off-again relationship. outside advice. — Abigail I could give you exCAN’T HELP MYcuses about why the Van Buren SELF IN OHIO affair started up again, DEAR CAN’T but the truth is we both knew HELP YOURSELF: OK, the it was wrong and continued to first thing to do is wake up, do it anyway. I never stopped smell the coffee and accept loving him and I thought it that resuming the sexual relawould bring him back to me. tionship with Jordan has not Today I found out from Jor- had the desired effect. He dan’s fiancee that they have WILL be marrying someone set their wedding date for next else. spring. She said they would Next, concentrate on saving like for me to come. As if it yourself and waste no more of wouldn’t be painful enough to your time on him — that is, if go to the wedding, his fiancee you would like a permanent, has also asked me to do her monogamous relationship
with someone. Jordan has given you ample proof that he is incapable of being faithful to one woman. And last, tell his fiancee that you do not plan to attend the wedding or do her hair because you are in love with Jordan and have been sleeping with him since last summer. DEAR ABBY: I have known my husband for seven years and I love him very much, but I am no longer “in love” with him. Somehow along the way the spark has fizzled. We have a wonderful family and have been through so much together. I don’t want a divorce. I want to make our marriage work, and so does he. So how do I get my spark back? — SPARKLESS IN TEXAS DEAR SPARKLESS: That you and your husband want
your marriage to work means it is capable of being resuscitated. While you didn’t give any details, it is possible that you have been “through so much” that it didn’t allow you to concentrate on each other. Exhaustion and distraction can cause a spark to fizzle. A way to reignite it would be to spend more time alone together, participate in activities you both enjoy, and make time on a regular basis to talk, relax and touch each other. And if necessary, enlist the services of a licensed marriage counselor. DEAR ABBY: My sister relinquished custody of her kids in a divorce 30 years ago. I recently made contact with them to re-establish lost ties. The contact I made with the daughter has been a wonderful success. The other resulted in complete — and under-
standable — rejection. Now my sister, who didn’t want to open the door, blames me for her heartache because her son rejected her. Was I wrong for bringing at least one of them back into the family? — SISTER IN THE SOUTH DEAR SISTER: Because you did it over your sister’s objections, I think you were. While the daughter seems interested in establishing contact — at least for now — your sister has now “lost” her son TWICE. And if the daughter eventually backs off, your sister will be zero for two. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
LOCAL/REGION Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tax volunteers needed AARP Tax-Aide is gearing up to help citizens, primarily seniors and low income, file their taxes for free. Volunteers will prepare taxes in libraries, senior citizen centers, malls, churches, and other places, and provide free e-file of federal, state and school taxes. Volunteers are still needed for Ohio District 1, encompassing Champaign, Darke, Clark, Miami and Shelby counties. Orientation for new volunteers is Jan. 3 at the Tipp City Library. Two weeks of training, also at the Tipp City Library, begin Jan. 7. After passing the certifications, volunteers work one or more days per week from Feb. 1 through April 15 at a nearby location. Interested persons can go to www.aarp.org/taxvolunteer to apply or call Susan Heintz at 492-3310.
Program on Christmas Past in Piqua PIQUA — As part of the ongoing Portals to Piqua’s Past lecture series, the Piqua Library will present an overview of Christmases past in the Piqua area. Focused on local celebrations, this program will cover centuries of holiday festivities. Many facts and legends will be shared. Presented by James Oda, local historian and Piqua Library director, the Portals to Piqua’s Past series combines local lore with historic fact to create a vision of early Piqua. The public is invited to attend tonight at 7 p.m. at the library on the square in downtown Piqua.
Library hosts Dial-a-Story The Amos Memorial Public Library in Sidney will offer stories by phone during Christmas week. Children are invited to call the library at 492-1223, to hear holiday stories beginning on Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. Different stories will be featured throughout the week.
Edison trustees to meet today PIQUA — Edison Community College trustees will consider resolutions to purchase a tuition remission policy for nonfaculty during their December meeting today. The meeting begins at 3:15 p.m. in room 059. Trustees will also consider budget reports and chair/vice chair recommendations.
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Syrian fighting hits close to home BY PATRICIA ANN SPEELMAN email@example.com The headlines and sound bites tell an awful story: “President of Syria bombs own people to retain power,” “40,000 dead in less than two years,” “President unleashes Scud missiles to stop insurgents.” The story is awful, but it’s far away and doesn’t affect Shelby Countians – until it hits close to home. For area residents who know Sam Casalano, the associate executive director of the SidneyShelby County YMCA, it hit close to home early this month. That’s when Casalano’s mother was killed in Aleppo by a government car, traveling at a high rate of speed, which hit her as she crossed a street with her daughter. “It was an intelligence car,” Casalano told the Sidney Daily News Thursday, a car driven by a member of the Syrian intelligence agency. Intelligence agents and other government officials can be identified by the numbers on their cars, but “because they are bullies, they can drive very fast. They didn’t stop when they hit her,” Casalano added. His mother had returned to Syria from her European home in September in order to console her oldest daughter, Hyam, whose son had been killed in the civil war in July and whose husband had been
Aleppo, a distance from the Syrian capital, seemed to be a safer location until shelling began there in October. “They have no food, no power, no heat,” Casalano said. “They’re struggling to find bread. They are now in (a house that my mother still owned). It’s a strong house, a good basement, but they don’t sleep because they hear the bombs at night and they don’t know how close (the bombs) are.”
He can occasionally reach them by telephone, when they have power. “I try 10 times and get through once,” he said. The Syrian government has blocked all Internet access. “I tried to go there. I talked to the embassy. My brothers drove there, but they wouldn’t let them in,” he said. The brothers had been stopped at the Turkish border. Casalano has been able to send his family money. Their assets in the Syrian banks have been frozen. Money is welcome, but doesn’t always help. Photo provided “Bread used to be $1. Now it is $10, but even at $10, they SAM CASALANO (right) gives his mother, “Sue” Al-Khamis, a cannot find any,” Casalano hug during her visit to the United States in 1994. Al-Khamis said. He blames President was killed by a speeding government-owned car in Syria in Bashar al-Assad. November. “At first, I hear he’s killing his own people, I thought it coincidence that my brother- onship is now working to come was exaggerating, but it’s in-law was killed. He was a re- to terms with his grief over his true,” he said. “I thought he tired Syrian Air Force mother’s death and with the would be different from his fa- general.” The family doesn’t desperate frustration of not ther. (The current president) know if the bomb that had being able to do anything to was educated in England. He been placed in Thabit Makar- alleviate the situation for his studied there ishi’s car had been set by the sisters. “If she died naturally, okay, to be an eye insurgents or the government. that’s God’s will, but to be hit This week, an international He doctor. married an gathering calling itself the by that car,” he mourned. “She English wife. “Friends of Syria” met in Mo- was the sweetest person. I still She was of rocco. The United States is remember her voice in my Syrian de- among 100 nations who mind. She didn’t deserve to I agreed there to recognize an die like that. That’s what scent. thought his opposition group as a legiti- bothers me the most. I’ve been views on mate voice of the Syrian peo- beside myself. I go from numb d e m o c r a c y ple, even as violence by the to very angry (and back to would be sitting government escalates. numb). My sisters were trying The need for humanitarian to be strong through the death more in line for Syrian residents, as of husband and sons. But after aid with western well as for the estimated what happened to my mother, ways of governing. But 700,000 Syrian refugees in they seem broken. Hyam he is just as neighboring countries, has es- seems not to care about anything at all,” Casalano said. brutal as his calated, as well. Photo provided Single, he considers YMCA Ginsberg opinion father.” IN THE sea near Aleppo during happier times, “The Syrian people will not staff and members his family Casalano Sam Casalano (second from left) enjoys a swim was not alone soon forget who came to their here. with his sisters, Hyam and Halla, and his in his think- rescue in their dire hour of “Ed (Thomas, YMCA execubrother-in-law, Thabit. tive director) and Kurt need — and who did not,” ing that the (Barhorst, YMCA Board preswrote Marc Ginsberg in his younger alkilled by a car bomb in Au- Assad would change Syria for blog Thursday. Ginsberg is a ident) have been wonderful,” gust. Another son was killed the better. The new president former U.S. ambassador to he said. “We’re going to have a more recently. was dubbed “The Hope” when Morocco and White House memorial service for my mother Jan. 7.” After his mother was he assumed power in 2000. Middle East adviser. Condolence gifts Casalano admits that hustruck by the car, it took an His father had died in 2000 and Friends who would like to manitarian aid is important, hour to get her to a hospital, his older brother was killed in make a condolence gift can but he advocates arming the Casalano said. a car accident, so, although he contribute money, which “They’re bombing every had no experience and had insurgents. “They have only light Casalano will send to his sisplace, so you have to be care- never indicated an interest in ful which way you go,” he said. politics, he was called back to weapons. It’s like Yugoslavia, ters in Syria, by mailing dona“She was in a coma for three Syria from England to take the the same thing. When (Presi- tions to him in care of the days and on the fourth day, reins of the government. dent Bill) Clinton went in YMCA, 300 E. Parkwood St., she died of internal bleeding.” “You know, they say, ‘Power with weapons, the war was Sidney, OH 45365. Mother returns to “I’m praying every day,” corrupts and absolute power stopped. Until they give antiSicily corrupts absolutely,’” Casalano aircraft weapons to the oppo- Casalano said. “I believe in The Sidney resident, who said. “They’re right. It’s much sition, it will go on (in Syria),” God and I pray every day that has worked at the YMCA for worse there than what is he said. “It’s a beautiful coun- one day, I’ll be reunited with more than 20 years, grew up shown on CNN. My sister says try. It’s a shame it’s being de- my mom. I pray for peace for in Syria, the son of a (government forces) go to the stroyed.” both sides. All you can do is Greek/Syrian father and an hospital to torture people who The man who trained to be pray.” Italian mother. He has two are there. They finish (murder) an engineer but found his callAs headlines about Syria brothers who live in Romania, wounded soldiers. They take ing in taking a Sidney-based continue to crowd news broada sister in France and a sister 10- and 13-year-old children gymnastics team from sham- casts, millions worldwide join in Syria. After his father died and torture them. It was not a bles to a national champi- him in those prayers. in 1990, his mother returned to Sicily. Sophia “Sue” Casalano AlKhamis had recently been living in Germany to receive treatments for kidney disease. As soon as she was well enough to travel, she told her sons, “I want to see my daughter and grandchildren in Syria.” She knew it was dangerous to go, but love was stronger than fear. “I took her myself to the border,” Casalano said. When she arrived in Syria with her daughter from France, Halla, it took them some time to locate Hyam, who had been living in Damascus. When Hyam’s house in Damascus was destroyed, she AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen had moved to another house SYRIAN REBELS attend a training session Monday in Maaret Ikhwan, near Idlib, Syria. The she owns in Aleppo. But Sue training is part of an attempt to transform the rag-tag rebel groups into a disciplined fighting and Halla did not know that. force.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
SHS football team Academic All-Ohio BY KEN BARHORST email@example.com The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association released its Academic AllOhio Teams, and included on the list of just 73 schools across the state is Sidney, it was ann o u n c e d Monday. Doenges To qualify for All-Ohio honors, teams must submit a list of 22 players (all must have earned varsity letters) and the grade point average they attained for the first quarter of the 2012-13
school year. Sidney was the only Greater Western Ohio Conference school to earn the AllOhio recognition. Sidney athletic director Jeff Courter was pleased with the news. “We’re very proud of the program and the direction it’s going right now,” he said. “They were very competitive last season, and add to that their being able to focus in the classroom. When we do our banquet, the coolest award we give out is the GWOC Academic. With all the things athletes have to do, being pulled in a hundred different directions, all the demands placed on them, it’s great to see they
can still focus in the classroom. We’re all very proud of the team and the program.” Head coach Adam Doenges compiled the information and says it “takes some effort on my part.” But he quickly adds, “When you think about the effort it takes the kids to get those grades, it’s definitely worth doing.” It’s not the first time Sidney has earned Academic AllOhio Status. It also happened under Dan Cairns. The honor was a good way to cap off a successful football campaign. Even though the Jackets finished just 4-6, they came into the season with a 20-game losing streak after back-to-back 0-10 finishes.
“It’s nice,” Doenges said. “You move on already and start thinking about next season, but some of this stuff is still kinda coming in. You don’t have a lot of time to reflect during the season, so it’s nice to spend November and December reflecting on the good and the bad. And usually once we hit January, we’re pretty much focused on what we need to do for next season.” Doenges has a program in place that rewards players for things like good grades, community service, attending weightlifting sessions, and just doing the right thing. “It’s like a leadership standings and they earn points for doing good things,”
he said. “And they lose points if they get bad grades or don’t attend workouts.” Those at the top of the list earn things like being first in line at team meals, or when there is equipment being handed out. “So there are incentives in place,” he said. His work is far from done. He’ll be monitoring the grades of his players throughout the school year, but especially during the fourth quarter. That’s what football eligibility is based on. And the players don’t want to end up at the bottom of Doenges’ list. “Those guys have to clean the weight room,” he said.
Raiders rout Houston 50-29 RUSSIA — The Russia Raiders rolled to an impressive win in County boys basketball action Tuesday at home, 50-29 over the Houston Wildcats. Russia goes to 2-5 on the season and is back in action Friday at unbeaten Fairlawn Houston falls to 4-3 after its second straight loss and is off until after Christmas, not playing until Dec. 28 at home against Minster. The two teams were tied at 10-10 after a quarter, but Russia took control from there. limiting the Wildcats to just five points in the second quarter, and five in the third. The Raiders led 27-15 at the half and came out and scored the first ten points of the third period to balloon the lead to 37-15. “The kids did a nice job executing,” said Russia coach Paul Bremigan. “Defensively, we just wanted to make sure we knew where Jesse Phlipot was at all times. And we did a good job of rebounding out of our defense.”
The Raiders got a big game from Kyle Poling, who led in scoring with 13. Nolan Francis had a near double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds, and Trevor Sherman added 10 points. “Poling did a nice job on the boards, and we got nine rebounds from Nolan, which was big,” Bremigan said. “And this group has done a good job of taking care of the ball, and they did again tonight. We only had five turnovers.” Evan Winner led Houston with nine points. Houston (29) Braun 2-0-5; Winner 3-0-9; Martin 2-0-4; Riffle 1-0-3; Phlipot 4-0-8. Totals: 12-0-29. Russia (50) T. Francis 3-1-7; Sherman 3-4-10; N. Francis 4-2-11; Tebbe 1-1-3; Dues 2-0-4; Hoying 1-0-2; Poling 6-1-13. Totals: 20-9-50. Score by quarters: Houston.........................10 15 20 29 Russia............................10 27 39 50 Three-pointers: Houston 5 (Winner 3, Braun, Riffle); Russia 1 (N. Francis). Records: Houston 4-2, Russia 25. Reserve score: Russia 49, Houston 37.
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FAIRLAWN’S ANTHONY Gillem (right) drives on Ridgemont’s Isaiah Stover in boys basketball action at Fairlawn Tuesday.
3rd period is Jet propulsion Unbeaten Fairlawn had its hands full for a half with winless Ridgemont Tuesday night in high school boys basketball action. But the Jets used a huge third quarter to take total command of the contest and went on to a 75-59 win in nonleague action. The win puts the Jets at 60 on the season heading into a key County game Friday night at home against Russia. “We didn’t come out with a lot of intensity and that allowed them to do whatever they wanted to do on offense,” said Fairlawn coach Justin Tidwell. “We played with a lot more intensity in the second half. “I was real happy with the way our bench played,” he added. “We had a lot of guys come in and do some good things.” The Jets led just 15-13
after a quarter and were up just three at the half at 32-29. But the third quarter was all Fairlawn. Jessie Hughes hit the first four points of the quarter to pump the lead up to 36-29, and after Ridgemont cut it to 38-33, the Jets went on a 12-0 run to make it 50-33 with 3:42 left in the quarter. When the period ended, the Jets had outscored the Gophers 27-11 to take a 59-40 bulge after three periods. Trey Everett had a doubledouble to lead the Jets, scoring 17 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. He also added eight assists. Brad Caudill came off the bench and finished with 17, hitting 6-for-10 from the floor, including four three-pointers. And Anthony Gillem added 13 points and dished out seven assists. Fairlawn canned 31-for-71 from the field for 44 percent, but was just 7-for-17 from the
free throw line. Ridgemont also shot 44 percent, but took 21 fewer shots, hitting 22 of 50. The Gophers also struggled at the line, hitting just 11-for-23. They did outrebound the Jets 40-38. A key statistic was turnovers. Fairlawn committed just eight but forced the Gophers into 35. Ridgemont (59) Eversole 3-0-8; Tillman 4-4-13; Seiler 3-0-6; Corbin 5-5-15; Stover 52-13; Weyant 1-0-2; Drumm 1-0-2. Totals: 22-11-59. Fairlawn (75) Everett 8-1-17; Hughes 1-2-5; Brautigam 2-0-4; Gillem 6-0-13; Cockroft 4-0-8; Covault 0-1-1; Caudill 6-117; Lessing 2-0-4; Bolton 1-0-2; Spradlin 1-0-2. Totals: 31-7-75. Score by quarters: Ridgemont ....................13 29 40 59 Fairlawn .......................15 32 59 75 Three-pointers: Fairlawn 6 (Caudill 4, Hughes, Gillem); Ridgemont 4 (Eversole 2, Tillman, Stover). Records: Fairlawn 6-0, Ridgemont 0-7. Reserve score: Fairlawn 71, Ridgemont 28.
Jackets fall 54-49 in overtime BELLEFONTAINE — Sidney built up a 10-point halftime lead, but was unable to hold it and lost in overtime Tuesday, 54-49 to Bellefontaine in non-league boys basketball action. The Jackets fall to 0-6 heading to Piqua Friday. Bellefontaine is now 3-2. SDN Photo/Luke Gronneberg Sidney trailed 14-13 after RUSSIA’S NOLAN Francis gets around the defense and heads one quarter but outscored the for the bucket in action Tuesday at Russia. Chieftains 14-3 in the second
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Taborn 4-0-11; Beigel 3-1-8; Echols 22-6. Totals: 18-6-49. Bellefontaine (54) Gump 6-6-20; Gorham 2-3-8; Oyer 3-4-10; Kennedy 1-1-4; Tillman 1-0-2; Wisner 4-0-8; Mitchell 1-0-2. Totals: 18-14-54. Score by quarters: Sidney .....................13 27 36 47 49 Bellefontaine ..........14 17 34 47 54 Three-pointers: Sidney 7 (Manley 3, Taborn 3, Beigel); Bellefontaine 4 (Gump 2, Gorham, Kennedy). Records: Sidney 0-6, Belle5-3-16; fontaine 3-2.
quarter to go up 27-17. “We talked at the half, but we didn’t execute in the third quarter and they came back pretty quick,” said Sidney coach Greg Snyder. Sidney had two players in double figures. Tyree Manley had 16 and Taborn added 11. Matt Gump led the Chieftains with 20. Daniel
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College-bound Lady Jackets come up short athlete meeting set at Houston HOUSTON — Houston High School is planning a unique gathering on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the school. The meeting will be informational for students who are interested in playing college sports. Parents are encouraged to attend the meeting and students of all grades are welcome, since the planning process for college needs to start early. The meeting will be led by former Houston student-athlete Elizabeth Holthaus. She was a four-year letter-winner for the Otterbein University softball team and is currently studying sports psychology at Miami University. Many other Houston student-athletes have also chosen to be present and answer questions. They include Kimmie Replogle, Wittenberg basketball; Tyler Roeth, University of Dayton cross country; Danielle Monnier, Wilmington softball; Allison Roeth, Ohio U. cross country and track; Adam Grillot,
Defiance cross country; Kevin Holthaus, University of Cincinnati club cross country; and Kent Replogle, Findlay junior varsity basketball and student manager. Other former Houston athletes are also expected to be involved in the program. The meeting will be informal. The athletes will volunteer their time to answer any and all questions. The goal of the presenters is to inform parents and students of what it takes to be a college student-athlete. Tentative agenda • Deciding to be a college athlete • Eligiblity • The recruiting process • Choosing a school • What to do during your junior and senior years of high school • Preparing to be a college athlete • Being a student athlete: a typical year in the life of a college athlete • Question and answer session
Bucks survive Winthrop COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Thomas scored 21 points — missing nine straight shots at one point and making five in a row at another — to lead No. 7 Ohio State past Winthrop 65-55 on Tuesday night. It was the last tuneup for the Buckeyes (9-1) before Saturday's rematch with No. 9 Kansas. The Jayhawks beat them twice last year, once at Allen Field-
house and then in the Final Four. Whether Ohio State was looking past Winthrop (4-5) and ahead to Kansas, or whether the Eagles just played well and the Buckeyes did not, the game was in doubt until Thomas got hot. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points for the Buckeyes, who have won four in a row, all at home, since a 73-68 defeat at No. 2 Duke on Nov. 28.
Former Red Pastore dies UPLAND, Calif. (AP) — Frank Pastore, the former major league baseball pitcher who became a popular Christian radio show host, has died. He was 55. Southern California radio station KKLA, which aired Pastore’s show, said on its website that he died Monday, nearly a month after he was critically injured in a motorcycle accident. Pastore had been in a coma since a car collided
with his motorcycle Nov. 19. The accident came hours after he pondered the risk of motorcycle riding on his daily radio show, in which he discussed the possibility of life after death. Pastore pitched for the Cincinnati Reds from 1979 until 1985 and for the Minnesota Twins in 1986. After playing ball, he obtained a master’s degree in philosophy at Biola University and became a radio host.
Sidney took on one of the area’s top teams in high school girls basketball on Monday and gave a good effort before falling 55-48 to visiting Tecumseh. The loss leaves the Lady Jackets at 5-3 with 3-2 Springboro coming to town tonight. “It was a tough game, but I’m pleased because they beat us 82-27 last year and the girls really came out and played their hardest,” said Sidney coach Megan Mummey. “Defensively, I thought we were flawless. We held their top player (Bianca Quisenberry) to 26 points and that’s good. I am real proud of the way the girls played defense.” Sidney scored the first seven points of the game before Tecumseh came back. Still, the Lady Jackets led 13-7 after one quarter. In the second period, Sidney again did a good job on Quisenberry, and outscored the Lady Arrows 19-16 to take a 3223 halftime lead. The lead was still eight after three periods at 43-35, but the fourth quarter was all Tecumseh, which capitalized on 10 Sidney turnovers in the final five minutes of the game. The Lady Jackets were outscored 20-5 in the final period, and Quisenberry got her game rolling, scoring 12 of her 26 points in the last eight minutes. She was 10-for-11 from the free throw line. “It’s tough to have control the entire game and lose it in the fourth quarter,” said Mummey. “Tecumseh’s pressure really hurt us. We just didn’t take care of the ball
when we really needed to. This was one we let slip away.” Konner Harris had 17 points and added four assists to lead Sidney. Aaliyah Wise came up big inside for Sidney, pulling down 14 rebounds to go with six points. time we “Every needed a big rebound, she was there to get it,” said Mummey of Wise. Tecumseh is now 8-1.
Tecumseh (55) Frappier 2-2-7; Nartker 50-10; Vlasic 2-0-4; Christman 2-2-6; Quisenberry 7-10-26; Franklin 1-0-2. Totals: 19-1455. Sidney (48) Davis 1-2-4; Harris 5-4-17; Hanayik 2-0-4; Elmore 2-4-8; Wise 2-2-6; Hudson 4-1-9. Totals: 16-13-48. Score by quarters: Tecumseh .............7 23 35 55 Sidney ................12 32 43 48 Three-pointers: Sidney 3 (Harris 3); Tecumseh 3 (Quisenberry 2, Frappier). Records: Sidney 5-3, Tecumseh 8-1. Reserve score: Tecumseh 41, Sidney 32.
Botkins drops close verdict BOTKINS — Botkins dropped below the .500 mark after its fourth consecutive setback, this one by a close 49-46 margin to visiting Waynesfield-Goshen Monday night. The Lady Trojans are now 4-5 on the year with Fairlawn coming to town on Thursday in County play. The Lady Trojans controlled the first half, leading 25-20 at the intermission. But Waynesfield came back in the second half, cutting the lead to one after three periods and pulling out the verdict in the fourth quarter. “We went through a stretch of about three minutes where we didn’t
score,” said Botkins ures. Russia (47) coach Don Mack. “And Borchers 2, Monnin 2, A. they got to the line.” Borchers 2, Wilson 13, Kearns Waynesfield’s Kaylee 9, Sherman 4, Heaton 8, Meyer Patton finished with 23, 7. Fairlawn (28) and 13 of them were at Slonkosky 3, Oates 5, Roe 3, the line, including 11- Watkins 2, Driskell 4, Dudgeon for-12 in the second half. 6, Cummings 5. Score by quarters: For Botkins, Logan Pitts finished with 15, Russia ..................9 25 35 47 Claire McCullough had Fairlawn ..............4 13 20 28 —— 12 and Casie Bergman New Bremen added 11.
Waynesfield (49) Patton 5-13-2; Buffenbarger 2-0-6; Wilcox 2-0-4; Van Horn 2-0-4; Turner 1-0-3; Stevens 33-9. Totals: 15-16-49. Botkins (46) Koch 2-1-6; McCullough 52-12; Bergman 5-1-11; Lane 10-2; Pitts 4-7-15. Totals: 17-11-46. Score by quarters: Waynesfield..........9 20 34 49 Botkins ...............11 25 35 46 Three-pointers: Waynesfield 3 (Buffenbarger 2, Turner); Botkins 1 (Koch). Records: Botkins 4-5. Reserve score: Waynesfield 47, Botkins 36.
CA falls 43-25 Christian Academy dropped a 43-25 decision to Lima Home School. For Christian Academy, Kayla Curlis had 15 points and Betsi Ford led in rebounds with six. Curlis had five threepointers for all of her points. Christian Academy (25) Curlis 5-0-15; Ford 2-0-4; Brown 3-0-6. Totals: 10-0-25. Lima Home School (43) Maier 2, Dunlap 2, Ellerbrock 4, Schroeder 5, Pocza 12, Olson 16, Olson 2. Score by quarters: CA.........................0 5 15 25 Lima ...................17 29 31 43 Three-pointers: CA 5 (Curlis 5).
Russia wins over Fairlawn In a game played Saturday at Fairlawn, Russia won 47-28 over the Lady Jets in County action. Russia was led by Kylie Wilson with 13 points and she was the only player in double fig-
tops Jackson JACKSON CENTER — The New Bremen Lady Cardinals pulled ahead from the start and kept the lead for a 66-52 victory over Jackson Center in girls nonleague basketball action here Tuesday. The loss left the Lady Tigers at 1-7 on the year, heading into a game Thursday at home against Fort Loramie. New Bremen is now 5-4 on the year. New Bremen led 1810 after a quarter but couldn’t shake the Lady Tigers until the final period. For Bremen, Haley Moeller had 19 points, Kyla Otting 16 and Hannah Holdren 10, on 8-for8 from the free throw line. Hannah Meyer had 15, Peyton Esser 14 and Erin Metz 10 for Jackson. New Bremen (66) Brandt 2-1-6; Otting 6-1-16; Holdren 1-8-10; Luedeke 1-0-3; Paul 2-1-5; Moeller 8-3-19; Jones 1-0-2; Thurmand 2-1-5. Totals: 23-5-66. Jackson Center (52) P. Meyer 4-0-8; Esser 4-514; Elchert 2-1-5; H. Meyer 61-15; Metz 5-0-10. Totals: 21-7-52. Score by quarters: Bremen ..............18 35 50 66 Jackson ..............10 27 41 52 Three-pointers: Bremen 5 (Otting 3, Luedeke, Brandt); JC 3 (H. Meyer 2, Esser). Records: Bremen 5-4, Jackson 1-7. Reserve score: Bremen 39, Jackson 20.
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Browns hire Cowboys VP as president BEREA, Ohio (AP) â€” Alec Scheiner has been named the new president of the Cleveland Browns. Scheiner, 39, will join Cleveland after eight years with the Cowboys. He was senior vice president and general counsel with Dallas the last five years. Scheiner will quarterback the Brownsâ€™ day-today business operations in his new post, which will begin Jan. 7, and will focus on improving the teamâ€™s gameday at-
was a key cog in the fan experience at highly regarded Cowboys Stadium, which opened on May 27, 2009, and hosted the Super Bowl on Feb. 6, 2011. â€œI want to thank the Cowboys for making my eight years there some of the most rewarding of my professional career,â€? Scheiner said. â€œI am looking forward to this challenge with the Browns, which I view as a tremendous opportunity to start at the ground level with a new
and exciting leadership group.â€? Jimmy Haslam, who bought the team over the summer, leads that group, which also includes new CEO Joe Banner. â€œJimmy Haslam and Joe Banner have a great vision of what they want the Cleveland Browns to become and I am grateful to be able to be a part of it,â€? Scheiner said. â€œThe Browns are an iconic franchise with an outstanding fan base and tradition. Together, we
Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Western Kentucky (7-5), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Washington Bowling Green (8-4) vs. San Jose State (10-2), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Duke (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), 9:45 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (84), 4 p.m. (ESPN2) Pinstripe Bowl At New York Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Texas (8-4) vs. Orgeon State (93), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State (6-6) vs. TCU (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. State (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern p.m. (CBS) College bowl lineup Cal (7-5), 2Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. College Football FBS Bowl Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), Glance 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) The Associated Press Chick-fil-A Bowl Subject to Change At Atlanta Thursday, Dec. 20 LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), Poinsettia Bowl 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) At San Diego Tuesday, Jan. 1 San Diego State (9-3) vs. BYU Heart of Dallas Bowl (7-5), 8 p.m. (ESPN) At Dallas Friday, Dec. 21 Purdue (6-6) vs. Oklahoma Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl State (7-5), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. At Jacksonville, Fla. Ball State (9-3) vs. UCF (9-4), Mississippi State (8-4) vs. 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Northwestern (9-3), Noon (ESPN2) Saturday, Dec. 22 Capital One Bowl New Orleans Bowl At Orlando, Fla. East Carolina (8-4) vs. Georgia (11-2) vs. Nebraska Louisiana-Lafayette (7-4), Noon (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) (ESPN) Outback Bowl MAACO Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Las Vegas South Carolina (10-2) vs. MichiBoise State (10-2) vs. Washinggan (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) ton (7-5), 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl Monday, Dec. 24 At Pasadena, Calif. Hawaii Bowl Stanford (11-2) vs. Wisconsin At Honolulu SMU (6-6) vs. Fresno State (9- (8-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Orange Bowl 3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) At Miami Wednesday, Dec. 26 Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Florida State (11-2), 8:30 p.m. At Detroit
(ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (102), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (9-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Miami Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
mosphere at home games. â€œWe really want to enhance the fan experience everywhere. Wherever we can,â€? he said. â€œWe have a challenge, and we will work hard on it. â€œWe want to create something that links us to the past, and to the community.â€? Scheiner, raised in Lower Merion, Pa., attended Georgetown, and in 2008, took over the Cowboysâ€™ business operations, which included football analytics. He
hope to do incredible things for the organization.â€? Whether or not the coach will be with them â€” as that long-term vision plays out â€” remains to be seen. Cleveland began the season 0-5 under Pat Shurmur, who is in his season year. The Browns have persevered, though, and actually orchestrated a three-game winning streak late in the year. But they are still just 5-9 and in last place of the AFC North
with two difficult games approaching â€” Denver (11-3) and Pittsburgh (7-7) â€” to end the season. â€œWe have not made decisions, but obviously, as time has gone on, we have thought about it more,â€? said Banner, who said staffing decisions will be made â€œquicklyâ€? after the season finale. â€œBut weâ€™re not at the point where weâ€™ve made definitive decisions. â€œOur driving force is to gather a group of smart, effective people.â€?
SCOREBOARD High school High school sports TONIGHT Girls basketball Springboro at Sidney â€”â€” THURSDAY Wrestling Indian Lake, Kenton Ridge, Troy at Sidney Girls basketball Houston at Russia Springfield Catholic at Riverside Minster at Versailles Fairlawn at Botkins Fort Loramie at Jackson Center â€”â€” FRIDAY Boys basketball Sidney at Piqua Versailles at Lehman Russia at Fairlawn New Knoxville at Lima Shawnee New Bremen at St. Marys Botkins at Fort Loramie Jackson Center at Anna Bowling Piqua at Sidney â€”â€” SATURDAY Girls basketball Miami East at Anna Trotwood at Sidney Russia at New Knoxville Ridgemont at Lehman Minster at Fort Loramie New Bremen at Tri-Village Boys basketball Lehman at Miami East Xenia Bible at Christian Academy Ada at New Knoxville Botkins at Riverside Anna at Minster New Bremen at Lima Catholic St. Henry at Fort Loramie Fairlawn at Bradford Wrestling Lehman at Springfield Catholic Swimming Versailles at Celina
FOOTBALL NFL standings National Football League The Associated Press AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New Eng. . 10 4 0 .714 506 315 N.Y. Jets . . . . 6 8 0 .429 255 320 Miami . . . . . . 6 8 0 .429 264 279 Buffalo. . . . . . 5 9 0 .357 306 402 South y-Houston . . 12 2 0 .857 394 280 Indianapolis . 9 5 0 .643 309 358 Tennessee . . . 5 9 0 .357 285 396 Jacksonville . 2 12 0 .143 219 383 North x-Baltimore. . 9 5 0 .643 348 307 Cincinnati . . . 8 6 0 .571 355 293 Pittsburgh. . . 7 7 0 .500 302 291 Cleveland . . . 5 9 0 .357 280 310 West y-Denver . . . 11 3 0 .786 409 274 San Diego . . . 5 9 0 .357 299 312 Oakland . . . . 4 10 0 .286 263 402 Kansas City . 2 12 0 .143 195 367 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Washington. . 8 6 0 .571 381 350 Dallas . . . . . . 8 6 0 .571 327 338 N.Y. Giants . . 8 6 0 .571 373 304 Philadelphia . 4 10 0 .286 253 375
South y-Atlanta . . . 12 2 0 .857 371 259 New Orleans . 6 8 0 .429 389 379 Tampa Bay . . 6 8 0 .429 354 349 Carolina . . . . 5 9 0 .357 296 319 North y-Green Bay. 10 4 0 .714 344 292 Minnesota . . . 8 6 0 .571 319 308 Chicago . . . . . 8 6 0 .571 321 240 Detroit. . . . . . 4 10 0 .286 330 380 West x-San Fran. . 10 3 1 .750 357 218 Seattle. . . . . . 9 5 0 .643 350 219 St. Louis . . . . 6 7 1 .464 258 315 Arizona . . . . . 5 9 0 .357 224 302 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday's Games Green Bay 21, Chicago 13 New Orleans 41, Tampa Bay 0 Minnesota 36, St. Louis 22 Houston 29, Indianapolis 17 Atlanta 34, N.Y. Giants 0 Washington 38, Cleveland 21 Miami 24, Jacksonville 3 Denver 34, Baltimore 17 Carolina 31, San Diego 7 Arizona 38, Detroit 10 Seattle 50, Buffalo 17 Oakland 15, Kansas City 0 Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 24, OT San Francisco 41, New England 34 Monday's Game Tennessee 14, N.Y. Jets 10 Saturday, Dec. 22 Atlanta at Detroit, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 Tennessee at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Houston, 1 p.m. Oakland at Carolina, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. New England at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Chicago at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. NY Giants at Baltimore, 4:25 San Fran. at Seattle, 8:20 p.m.
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Michigan State 9-2 187 19 Fremont Ross 71, Lima Sr. 61 180 21 21. Georgetown . . . 9-1 Ft. Recovery 71, Waynesfield22. Notre Dame . . . 9-1 125 24 Goshen 42 23. Kentucky . . . . . 7-3 98 22 Middletown 68, Mason 60 94 23 24. Oklahoma State8-1 Ottoville 47, Delphos Jefferson 89 â€” 25. Butler . . . . . . . . 8-2 Others receiving votes: N.C. 28 Rockford Parkway 62, S. State 84, Pittsburgh 74, Oregon 45, VCU 11, Wyoming 8, UConn 6, Wi- Adams, Ind. 52 Russia 50, Houston 29 chita State 5, Murray State 3, OklaWapakoneta 37, Bluffton 26 homa 2. â€”â€” The Women's Top Twenty Five OSU-Winthrop The Associated Press No. 7 OHIO ST. 65, The top 25 teams in the The AsWINTHROP 55 sociated Press' women's college basASKETBALL WINTHROP (4-5) ketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. Jerome 3-7 1-2 8, Brown 1-2 2-2 College top 25 16, total points based on 25 points 4, Bourne 2-5 2-2 6, Smith 2-7 0-0 The Top Twenty Five for a first-place vote through one 6, Henry 5-12 0-1 12, Gamble 3-10 The Associated Press point for a 25th-place vote and last 0-1 9, Diop 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 1-3 1The top 25 teams in The Associ- week's ranking: 2 3, Farmer 2-4 1-2 7. Totals 19-50 ated Press' college basketball poll, Record Pts Prv with first-place votes in parenthe- 1. Stanford (22) . . . 9-0 978 1 7-12 55. OHIO ST. (9-1) ses, records through Dec. 16, total 2. UConn (16). . . . . 8-0 967 2 Thomas 7-21 4-4 21, Thompson points based on 25 points for a first- 3. Baylor (2) . . . . . . 8-1 931 3 place vote through one point for a 4. Duke. . . . . . . . . . 8-0 884 4 1-3 0-0 2, Ravenel 2-3 3-4 7, Craft 25th-place vote and last week's 5. Notre Dame . . . . 6-1 821 5 2-5 3-4 8, Smith, Jr. 5-11 3-4 14, ranking: 6 Scott 1-6 1-2 3, Ross 1-5 0-0 3, 6. 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