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INSIDE TODAY Pastime becomes business • In 1994 William King and his wife, Marilyn, decided to start a small poultry processing business in order to keep their five young sons busy in the summer months. “It backfired, though,” joked Marilyn recently, “because it ended up keeping us busy after the boys returned to school.” 7

DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 3 today: • Gregory Lee “Greg” Rose • Flossie F. Berry • James F. Schrubb • Viola M. Roettger • Marilyn C. Grieshop • Thomas R. O’Reilly

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Blizzard shuts down county BY TOM BARNETT Heavy snow and gusting winds blanketed Sidney and Shelby County at daybreak Wednesday, virtually shutting down all but emergency services operations in the city of Sidney. Windblown, drifting snow made street and highway travel perilous, forcing the city to furlough all nonemergency personnel. Municipal offices, the Shelby County Courthouse and county offices in and the courts were closed. County offices in the Annex closed at noon on Wednesday. Downtown stores and the Senior Citizens Center were closed Wednesday and many local industries furloughed workers. Fortunately, city, county and parochial schools are closed for the annual Christmas and New Year’s holiday. Marty Keifer, Sidney street superintendent, said city crews operated 11 plow trucks until midnight Wednesday, followed by a second crew to relieve them until 4 this morning. The blowing and drifting snow made their task difficult. Shelby County Road crews began plowing at 7 a.m. Wednesday, with 15 trucks and their drivers covering 30 miles point-to-point. County Engineer Bob Geuy said road crews operated at full strength until 8 p.m. and then rested until 4 a.m. today. “All county roads are snow-

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A SNOWPLOW works to clear a parking lot during some of the worst of Wednesday's blizzard. covered and slick. We are only able to keep roadways passable,” Geuy said. Shelby County escaped the freezing rain that affected only southern Miami Valley areas, being covered only by the wind-swept snow. Sheriff ’s offices in Darke, Mercer and Logan counties declared Level 1 snow emergencies early Wednesday, and Sheriff John Lenhart advised all Shelby County motorists to stay off roads wherever possible. Auglaize and Shelby counties do not issue snowemergency levels. Darke County closed roads with a Level 3 snow emer-

gency at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Under Level 3 snow emergencies, anyone traveling roads may be subject to arrest. The National Weather Service in Wilmington expanded its original blizzard warning until 1 a.m. today for Shelby, Miami, Auglaize, and 10 other Ohio counties as well as four Indiana counties. Early snowfall forecast totals have Shelby County ultimately falling somewhere between 6 to 10 inches, north of Interstate 70, and 4 to 8 inches in the Dayton and Springfield areas. Many vehicles slid off roadSee BLIZZARD/Page 3

TODAY’S THOUGHT “I’m not young enough to know everything.” — Sir James Matthew Barrie, Scottish dramatist-author (1860-1937) For more on today in history, turn to Page 5.

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Storm moves on in Ohio CINCINNATI (AP) — Strong winds and snowfall knocked out power to hundreds of Ohio homes and disrupted post-holiday travel Wednesday with parts of the state facing potential blizzard conditions. Dozens of flights at airports from Dayton to Cleveland were canceled or delayed by midmorning. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport spokesman Todd Payne cautioned travelers to check with their airlines, with as much as 60 percent to 80 percent of the afternoon schedule uncertain because of worsening weather. Early indications were that day-after-Christmas mall traffic would be down, too, with people holding off in the weather on returning that ugly sweater or other unwanted gifts. “I can’t feel my feet, and the ice is hurting when it hits my face,” said Tracy Flint, a Columbus hair stylist, who was trudging across a shopping center parking lot to get to work. “But it could be worse.” The National Weather Service posted blizzard warnings for a swath of Ohio from the Indiana border stretching northeast to the Lake Erie region. After an unusually mild winter last year, the storm was a reminder of how the state can get pounded this time of year. Forecasters expected snow to pile up as much as 10 inches in the Dayton region and Cincinnati’s northwest suburbs. “This is a typical winter storm you would see most


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Storm’s toll up to 6 dead GOP shows as system heads east signs of MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A powerful storm system that erupted Christmas Day with Gulf Coast tornadoes and snow in the nation’s midsection headed for the Northeast on Wednesday, spreading blizzard conditions that slowed holiday travel. The death toll rose to six with car accidents on snow and sleet-slickened highways in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Post-Christmas travelers braced for flight delays and a raft of weather warnings for drivers, a day after rare winter twisters damaged buildings in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Snow blew across southern Illinois and southern Indiana early Wednesday as the storm tracked up the Ohio River valley toward the Eastern seaboard and New England. There were whiteout conditions in parts of southwestern Indiana, where 6 inches or more of snow had fallen by midmorning around Evansville. State police reported dozens of vehicles stuck after not being able to get up a hill on a central Indiana highway, while some roads around Evansville were impassable with wind gusts around 30 mph. A blizzard warning was in effect for much of the state’s southern twothirds and more than a dozen counties issued travel watches asking residents to make only essential driving trips. Indianapolis had 7 inches on the ground by 10 a.m. after receiving as much as 3 inches of snow in a single hour, said John Kwiatkowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. He said the storm’s winds were just high enough to classify the storm as a blizzard, making it one of the strongest snowstorms in years to strike central and southern Indiana. “The way I’ve been describing it is as a low-end blizzard, but that’s sort of like saying a small Tyrannosaurus rex. Just to become a blizzard is quite an accomplish-

ment. And it’s sure a heck of a lot more than we’ve seen,” he said. In Arkansas, the storm left more than 189,000 customers without electricity Wednesday, utility Entergy Arkansas said. Severe thunderstorms were forecast for the Carolinas while a line of blizzard and winter storm warnings stretched from Arkansas up the Ohio River to New York and on to Maine. State police reported scores of accidents on snow-covered highways in central and western Maryland, where forecasters predicted up to 5 inches of snow in most counties west of the Baltimore-Washington area, followed by freezing rain. Thirty-four tornadoes were reported in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama during the outbreak Tuesday, the National Weather Service said. Rick Cauley’s family was hosting relatives for Christmas when tornado sirens went off in Mobile. Not taking any chances, he and his wife, Ashley, hustled everyone down the block to take shelter at the athletic field house at Mobile’s Murphy High School in Mobile. It turns out, that wasn’t the place to head. “As luck would have it, that’s where the tornado hit,” Cauley said. “The pressure dropped and the ears started popping and it got crazy for a second.” They were all fine, though the school was damaged, as were a church and several homes, but officials say no one was seriously injured. Camera footage captured the approach of the large funnel cloud. Mobile was the biggest city hit by numerous twisters. Along with brutal, straight-line winds, the storms knocked down countless trees, blew the roofs off homes and left many Christmas celebrations in the dark. Torrential rains drenched the region and several places saw flash flooding. More than 900 flights around the U.S. were canceled as of Wednesday midday, according to the flight tracker


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Gregory Lee ‘Greg’ Rose ANNA — Gregory Lee “Greg” Rose, 40, of 106 Cherry Lane, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at 8:45 a.m. at his residence. Greg was born July 29, 1972, in Dayton, the son of Donald and Angie (Griffin) Rose, who survive him in Beavercreek. On Aug. 16, 1997, he married Michelle “Shelley” Hampton in Anna, and she survives along with their children, Alex J., Maura and Kaitlyn Rose, all at home; his mother-in-law, Gretchen (Ronald) Abels, of Anna; his father-in-law, Bill Hampton, of Anna; stepmother-in-law, Dini Hampton, of Anna; grandparents, Virginia Griffin, of Dayton, and Eileen Rose, of Dayton; brothers, sisters and inlaws, Keith (Phyllis) Rose, of West Carrollton, Darlene (John) Loose, of Mississippi, Cheryl (Terry) Pickerill, of West Shane Carrollton, (Michelle) Hampton, of Xenia, Molly Hampton, of New York, N.Y., Libby Hampton, of Anna, Tonya (Casey) Wright, of Cincinnati, Steve Abels, of Kentucky, Dusty (Dena) Abels, of Columbus; and many aunts, nieces and uncles, nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Eddie Griffin and

Joseph Rose. He graduated Beaverfrom creek High School in 1990 and Rhodes State College of Medical Imaging in 2009. Greg was a member of the St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church in Anna. He had worked as an MRI medical technician at Wilson Memorial Hospital and was a dedicated fan of the New Orleans Saints football team and a loyal follower of the Ohio State Buckeyes. He took great pride and received true joy, however, by participating in his children’s school and sports activities, especially the swimming meets. services Funeral will be conducted Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at 10 a.m. St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church, Anna, by the Rev. Jonathan D. Bull. Burial will follow at Pearl Cemetery, Swanders. Family and friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilson Memorial Hospital Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online memories may be expressed to the family at

Marilyn C. Grieshop Y O R K SHIRE — Marilyn C. Grieshop, 67. of Yorkshire, died at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima. She was born March 4, 1945, in Osgood, the daughter of Elmer and Leona (Brackman) Tuente. Her mother survives in New Bremen. She married Nicholas Grieshop Nov 26, 1966 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Osgood, and he survives in Yorkshire. She is also survived by children Karla and Bruce Thobe, Dave and Karla Grieshop, Jill and Mark Oldiges, and Jodi and Mark Prenger all of Minster; grandchildren, Kurtis, Jared, Paige, Erica, Alex, Ava, Jack, Ellie, Jay, Dana, Macy and Bryce. She is also survived by sistesr and brothers, Carol and Ken Meyer, Ron and Marlene Tuente and Roger and Mary Ellen Tuente, all of Osgood; in-laws Margie and Leo Wenning of Yorkshire, Clete and Mary Ann Grieshop of Minster, Edna and Clete Lange of St. Henry, Vernon and Pat Grieshop of Yorkshire, Tom and Janice Grieshop of St. Marys, and Angie Grieshop, of Sidney.

She was preceded in death by a brother-inlaw, Joe Grieshop; sisterin-law and brother-in-law Jeanette and Dave Quellhorst. She was a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, a member of the Ladies Sodality of the Church, and a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. She was a member of the Minster Athletic Boosters and an avid Minster Wildcat Fan. She volunteered at the Maria Stein Relic Chapel and retired from Minster Machine and A & B Printing. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, with the Rev. David Zink and the Rev. Rick Nieberding as concelebrants. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery, Minster. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Passenger ejected from car in crash Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers investigated an auto accident Sunday morning on Russia-Versailles Road in which one passenger was ejected from the vehicle. The crash occurred at 10:45 a.m. as a vehicle driven by Brooks A. Stickel, 24, 3380 Darke-Shelby Road, Russia, lost control on the icy roadway, striking a railroad embankment and overturning, ejecting Mary Stickel, 19, of the Russia address. Houston Rescue transported Ms. Strickel, the driver and two other family members, Brian Stickel, 23, and Steven C. Stickel, 17, to Wilson Memorial Hospital for treatment. Russia firefighters also assisted deputies and troopers at the scene of the accident.

Thomas R. O’Reilly N O R T H STAR — Thomas R. O’Reilly, 54, of North Star, died at 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 25, 2012, at his home following a four-year battle with ALS. He was born July 19, 1958, the son of Leo and Norma (Prenger) O’Reilly in St. Marys. They survive in Minster. He married Joan Doenges on Oct. 26, 2002, in St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star, and survives him. He is also survived by stepchildren, John and Kristi Kaiser, of Versailles, Jamie and James McClurg, of North Star, Stephanie and Jeff Tuente,of Osgood, Jared Kaiser and fiancé Kim Rickel, of Centerville, and Dustin and Kelli Kaiser, of Grandview; 11 grandchildren; brothers and sisters Cathy and John Hoying, of North Angie Carolina, Niemeyer, of Fort Wayne,Ind., Connie and Vince Restivo, of Dublin, and Kevin and Kerri O’Reilly, of Troy. Other survivors include his mother-in-law, Irene Doenges; in-laws

Deb and Marv Mead, of Troy, Ellen and Dan Pleiman, of Minster, and Dave and Sue Doenges, of Minster. He was preceded in death by a sister Mary O’Reilly. Thomas was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star, and a graduate of Minster High School. He was on the production staff at Honda. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star by the Rev. David Zink. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster, from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 ,and at the church from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29. Burial will take place in St. Louis Cemetery. The family requests donations be made to ALS and State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences may be made at

Viola M. Roettger BOTKINS — Viola M. Roettger, 98, of 17088 Kettlersville Road, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at 8:20 p.m. at Elmwood of New Bremen. She was born May 27, 1914, in Washington Township, Auglaize County, the daughter of Edward H. and Caroline (Fledderjohann) Arnett. On Sept. 8, 1940, she married Marvin F. Roettger at the United Church of Christ, New Knoxville, and he preceded her in death. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn (David) Jensvold, of Kettlersville; a son, Dennis (Judy) Roettger, of Port Clinton; grandchildren Jason (Holly) Jensvold, of Piqua, Renee Roettger, of Kettlersville, Jennifer (Alan) Byrd, of Jackson Center, and Rochelle Langdon,of Elyria; greatgrandchildren, Christina, Tiffany and Joshua Street, of Port Clinton, Audrey and Brooke Ann Byrd, of Jackson Center, and Jacob and Luke Jensvold, of Piqua; two sisters and one-brotherin law, Mary Rohrbaugh, and Mildred and Stanley Jones, all of Wapakoneta. Viola was a 1932 graduate of New Knoxville High School. After her marriage to Marvin they located in Kettlersville, and in 1947 they founded the business of Roettger Hardwood Inc,. Kettlersville Road, where she assisted her husband in the daily operations of the business. She served as president and treasurer of the board of directors until the time of her death. She was an active member of the Immanuel

United Church of Christ, Kettlersville, where she served as an officer of the Women’s Guild, served as a Sunday school teacher, and sang in the church choir. In the past, she had been a member of the Homemakers Club, Kettlersville. They were members of Wally Byam Caravan Club and the Kettlersville Senior Citizens, spent their winters at their home in Bradenton, Fla., and during the summer traveled with the Airstream Caravan Club. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister and enjoyed being with family. She spent much time devoted to her lawn and beautiful flowers, which were a joy to her. Viola was also an excellent cook. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Immanuel Church in Kettlersville, by Pastor Charles Moeller. Burial will take place in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at GilbergHartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen and one hour prior to the services on Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Church Memorial Fund and or Wilson Home Health/Hospice, 915 W. Michigan St., Sidney, OH 45365. Condolences to the family may be left at

Ohio native gets award AKRON (AP) — An Ohio native who grew up to be a U.S. Army Ranger has been awarded the military’s second-highest award for valor. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that 22year-old Sgt. Craig Warfle — who grew up in Stow, near Akron — was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for actions in battle in

Afghanistan in 2010. Warfle’s parents tell the newspaper their son knew as a teenager that he wanted to become an elite soldier. He enlisted before graduating from high school in 2008. The Army said that on Aug. 18 and 19, 2010, Warfle displayed heroism while on a mission to kill and capture Taliban members.


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Worker closes family’s 114-year circle at Goodyear BY JIM MACKINNON of a truck driving career” Associated Press at the time, Rueschman said. But he agreed to AKRON (AP) — In apply at Goodyear and July 1898, F.A. Seiberling soon started working a hired Ed Hippensteal to midnight factory shift. His start cleaning up an old work at Goodyear was instrawboard factory in terrupted in 1967, when Akron to turn it into the he entered the Army and first home for the still un- served in the infantry in incorporated Goodyear Vietnam, returning to Tire & Rubber Co. civilian life in Akron Hippensteal and 12 about two years later. others, including SeiberRueschman did not ling, are memorialized in know about his family’s a plaque on the Goodyear connection to Goodyear’s clock tower off East Mar- founding until much later ket Street as one of the in life. “Old Guard” — the origi“I just knew my dad nal 13 employees of and my grandpa worked Goodyear, all hired before here,” he said. 1900. But in the 1980s his 114 great-aunt told him that Fast-forward years: On Dec. 31, Hip- his great-grandfather, on pensteal’s great-grandson, his mother’s side, was the Ed Rueschman, is taking very first person hired at a buyout and will retire Goodyear. from Goodyear after more “She brought out all than 46 years with the these pictures,” Akron tire maker. Rueschman said. “I had Rueschman, like his fa- no idea. … As time went ther, grandfather and on, I learned the history. I namesake great-grandfa- thought, wow, it’s going to ther, all worked for be something if I can stay, Goodyear. You could say complete the cycle.” Goodyear, through its first His great-grandfather hired employee, Hippen- worked for Goodyear from steal, has been a four-gen- 1898 to the year he died, eration family business 1946, for 48 years of servever since that day in ice. The book The 1898. Goodyear Story mentions The four men have 163 Hippensteal and includes years of combined service, pictures of his greatsaid Rueschman, 65, who grandfather. Rueschman lives in Uniontown. was born the year after “I’m amazed I was able his great-grandfather to be a part of that,” said died. Rueschman. The SteelHis grandfather, John worker drives trucks, F. Rueschman, worked at picking up and delivering Goodyear from 1915 to parts as part of his re- 1948, and his father, John sponsibilities in mainte- L., started at Goodyear in nance. 1941. All four men worked He started in 1965, just factory jobs. three weeks after graduGoodyear noted ating from Ellet High Rueschman’s family hisSchool. His father had tory in 1998 when it suggested he take a job rededicated the clock with Goodyear. tower with the original “I was thinking of more “Old Guard” plaque that

4 Ohio police officers killed by criminals in 2011 DAYTON (AP) — Four Ohio police officers were among the 72 officers who were killed by criminal activity in the United States in 2011, new FBI statistics show. Last year’s national number of police deaths was the highest since 1995, and the four killings in Ohio were the most in the state since 1997, the Dayton Daily News reported Wednesday. The national numbers have risen from 41 in 2008 to 48 in 2009 to 56 in 2010. Of the 72 killings last year, records show 63 of them came by firearms, mostly handguns. Warren County Sheriff Larry Sims told the newspaper he is concerned about the rising numbers. “Things are a lot different now,” Sims said. “It appears that people have less concern about taking the life of a police officer. There’s an increasing overall disrespect for laws and authority. It’s scary.” The deaths in Ohio included sheriff ’s deputy Suzanne Hopper, who was shot to death in a New Year’s Day gunbattle at a trailer park near Springfield in western Ohio. In March, Sandusky officer Andrew Dunn was shot to death after he stopped a convicted felon riding a bicycle. And Warren County Sheriff Sgt. Brian Dulle was killed by a fleeing suspect in a high-speed chase in May. The numbers do not include 53 accidental deaths of law enforcement officers in 2011. From 2002 to 2011, FBI data show 543 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty, 500 by firearms, including 366 from handguns. There were 95 deaths from rifles, 38 from shotguns, 35 by vehicles and three from knives or other cutting instruments. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has called the increase in law enforcement deaths “a devastating and unacceptable trend.” Tom Diaz, senior policy analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C., said the increase of officers killed with firearms is due to multiple factors. He said it’s a natural consequence of the proliferation of firearms, more powerful and affordable semi-automatic weapons and a growing ideology of anti-government sovereign citizens. Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said the increase in officer deaths “shows how violent we have become.”

had been lost for years, likely removed after a fire in 1984. The plaque was found inside a remote section of Goodyear’s Plant One building in time for the ceremony that year. Rueschman said he and his father worked the same factory shift and went to and from work together for years. AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Phil Masturzo “My dad retired in GENERATION Goodyear employee Ed Rueschman photographed FOURTH 1977. Been carrying it on on Dec. 12 in Akron. Frank Seiberling hired his great-grandfather Ed Hippensince then,” Rueschman steal in 1898 as Goodyear’s first employee. said.


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NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, Dec. 27, the 362nd day of 2012. There are four days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 27, 1932, New York City’s Radio City Music Hall opened to the public in midtown Manhattan. (Opening night, consisting of several hours of live acts, was considered a disaster, prompting the owners to shift to a format of showing a movie followed by a stage show.) On this date: • In 1512, King Ferdinand II issued the original Laws of Burgos, which were intended to regulate the treatment of indigenous people on Hispaniola by Spanish settlers. • In 1822, scientist Louis Pasteur was born in Dole, France. • In 1831, naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a round-the-world voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. • In 1904, James Barrie’s play “Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” opened at the Duke of York’s Theater in London. • In 1927, the musical play “Show Boat,” with music by Jerome Kern and libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II, opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York. • In 1945, 28 nations signed an agreement creating the World Bank. • In 1947, the original version of the puppet character Howdy Doody made its TV debut on NBC’s “Puppet Playhouse.” • In 1949, Queen Juliana of the Netherlands signed an act recognizing Indonesia’s sovereignty after more than three centuries of Dutch rule. • In 1968, Apollo 8 and its three astronauts made a safe, nighttime splashdown in the Pacific. • In 1970, the musical play “Hello, Dolly!” closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances. • In 1979, Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan. President Hafizullah Amin, who was overthrown and executed, was replaced by Babrak Karmal. • In 1985, Palestinian guerrillas opened fire inside the Rome and Vienna airports; 19 victims were killed, plus four attackers who were slain by police and security personnel.


Unlawfully wedded for 48 years REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — After spending nearly a half-century as husband and wife, Bob and Norma Clark are finally married. The couple from Redlands, an inland California city halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, celebrated their 48th anniversary in August, and in November they were getting their end-of-life documents in order and sought a copy of their marriage license for Social Security purposes. The Clarks, who met in college, took their vows at a church south of San Francisco in August 1964, shortly after Bob had served in the Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. But when clerks at the Hall of Records in San Mateo County tried to pull the license last month, they came up empty. "They went back to the year 1956, but no record of our marriage could be found," Bob Clark told the Redlands Daily Facts

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Shoppers disappoint retailers this holiday season BY DANIEL WAGNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season, a disappointment for retailers who slashed prices to lure people into stores and now must hope for a post-Christmas burst of spending. Sales of electronics, clothing, jewelry and home goods in the two months before Christmas increased 0.7 percent compared with last year, according to the MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse report. That was below the healthy 3 to 4 percent growth that analysts had expected — and it was the worst year-over-year performance since 2008, when spending shrank sharply during the Great Recession. In 2011, retail sales climbed 4 to 5 percent during November and December, according to ShopperTrak. This year’s shopping season was marred by bad weather and rising uncertainty about the economy in the face of possible tax hikes and spending cuts early next year. Some analysts say the massacre of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., earlier this month may also have chipped away at shoppers’ enthusiasm. Retailers still have time to make up lost ground. The final week of December accounts for about 15 percent of the month’s sales, said Michael McNamara, vice president for

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IN THIS Dec. 20, photo, holiday shoppers are reflected in a ornament hanging from a large Christmas tree at Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, Calif. U.S. holiday retail sales this year are the weakest since 2008, after a shopping season disrupted by storms and rising uncertainty among consumers. research and analysis at MasSteep discounts weren’t terCard Advisors Spending- enough to get people into Pulse. stores, said Marshal Cohen, Still, this season’s weak chief analyst at the market resales could have repercussions search firm NPD Inc. for 2013, McNamara said. Re“A lot of the Christmas tailers will make fewer orders spirit was left behind way to restock their shelves, and back in Black Friday weekdiscounts will hurt their prof- end,” Cohen said, referring to itability. Wholesalers will buy the traditional retail rush the fewer goods and orders to fac- day after Thanksgiving. “We tories will likely drop in the had one reason after another coming months. for consumers to say, ‘I’m

going to stick to my list and not go beyond it.’” Holiday sales are a crucial indicator of the economy’s strength. November and December account for up to 40 percent of annual sales for many retailers. If those sales don’t materialize, stores are forced to offer steeper discounts. That’s a boon for shoppers, but it cuts into stores’ profits. Spending by consumers accounts for 70 percent of overall economic activity, so the eight-week period encompassed by the SpendingPulse data is seen as a critical time not just for retailers but for manufacturers, wholesalers and companies at every other point along the supply chain. The SpendingPulse data released Tuesday, which captures sales from Oct. 28 through Dec. 24 across all payment methods, is the first major snapshot of holiday retail sales. A clearer picture will emerge next week as retailers like Macy’s and Target report revenue from stores open for at least a year. That sales measure is widely watched in the retail industry because it excludes revenue from stores that recently opened or closed, which can be volatile. In the run-up to Christmas, analysts blamed bad weather for putting a damper on shopping. In late October, Superstorm Sandy battered the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states, which account for 24 percent of U.S. retail sales.

Bomber attacks near major U.S. base KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A vehicle driven by a suicide bomber exploded at the gate of a major U.S. military base in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing the attacker and three Afghans, Afghan police said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Police Gen. Abdul Qayum Baqizai said a local guard who questioned the vehicle driver at the gate of Camp Chapman was killed along with two civilians and the assailant. The camp is located adjacent to the airport of the capital of Khost province, which borders Pakistan. Chapman and nearby Camp Salerno had been frequently targeted by militants in the past, but violent incidents have decreased considerably

in recent months. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email that the bomber targeted Afghan police manning the gate and Afghans working for the Americans entering the base. He claimed high casualties were inflicted. NATO operates with more than 100,000 troops in the country, including some 66,000 American forces. It is handing most combat operations over to the Afghans in preparation for a pullout from Afghanistan in 2014. Militant groups, including the Taliban, rarely face NATO troops head-on and rely mainly on roadside bombs and suicide attacks. NATO forces and foreign civilians have

also been increasingly attacked by rogue Afghan military and police, eroding trust between the allies. On Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said a policewoman who killed an American contractor in Kabul a day earlier was a native Iranian who came to Afghanistan and displayed “unstable behavior” but had no known links to militants. The policewoman, identified as Sgt. Nargas, shot 49-year-old Joseph Griffin, of Mansfield, Georgia, on Monday, in the first such shooting by a woman in the spate of insider attacks. Nargas walked into a heavily-guarded compound in the heart of Kabul, confronted Griffin and shot him once with her pistol.

Delays litter road to vehicle rearview rules BY LISA LEFF Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In the private hell of a mother’s grief, the sounds come back to Judy Neiman. The SUV door slamming. The slight bump as she backed up in the bank parking lot. The emergency room doctor’s sobs as he said her 9year-old daughter Sydnee, who previously had survived four open heart surgeries, would not make it this time. Her own cries of: How could I have missed seeing her? The 53-year-old woman has sentenced herself to go on living in the awful stillness of her West Richland, Wash., home, where she makes a plea for what she wants since she can’t have Sydnee back: More steps taken by the government and automakers to help prevent parents from accidentally killing their children, as she did a year ago this month. “They have to do something, because I’ve read about it happening to other people. I read about it and I said, ‘I would die if it happens to me,’” Neiman says. “Then it did happen to me.” There is, in fact, a law in place that calls for new manufacturing requirements to improve the visibility behind passenger vehicles to help prevent such fatal backing crashes, which the government estimates kill some 228 people every year — 110 of them children age 10 and under — and injures another 17,000. Congress passed the measure with strong bipartisan

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IN THIS Saturday photo, Judy Neiman holds a photo of her daugher, Sydnee, in front of her 2006 Cadillac Escalade at her home in West Richland, Wash. Sydnee died in late 2011 after Neiman accidentally backed over her with the SUV. Although there is a law in place that calls for new manufacturing requirements to improve the visibility behind passenger vehicles, the standards have yet to be mandated because of delays by the U.S. Department of Transportation. backing, and Republican Presi- promising in February that the ident Joan Claybrook, who once dent George W. Bush signed it rules would be issued by year’s directed the federal agency rein 2008. end. sponsible for developing the But almost five years later, With still no action, safety rules. the standards have yet to be advocates and anguished parThe proposed regulations mandated because of delays by ents such as Neiman are ask- call for expanding the field of the U.S. Department of Trans- ing: What’s taking so long to view for cars, vans, SUVs and portation, which faced a Feb. 28, remedy a problem recognized pickup trucks so that drivers 2011, deadline to issue the new by government regulators and can see directly behind their veguidelines for car manufactur- automakers for decades now? hicles when in reverse — reers. Transportation Secretary “In a way, it’s a death sen- quiring, in most cases, rearview Ray LaHood has pushed back tence, and for no good reason,” cameras and video displays as that deadline three times — said former Public Citizen pres- standard equipment.


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• The Narcotics Anonymous group, All in the NEW BREMEN — Family, meets at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Austin Speelman, son of Church, 230 Poplar St. Todd and Diane SpeelFriday Morning • A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie hosts sto- man, of New Bremen, rerytime for children 3 1/2 and older at 10:30 a.m. ceived his Bachelor of Science in electrical and To register, call 295-3155. computer engineering on Friday Afternoon Dec. 16, 2012, from the • Sidney Gateway Hi 12 Club No. 482, meets Ohio State University in at noon at the Sidney American Legion on Fourth Columbus. Avenue. All Master Masons are invited. He has been accepted Friday Evening into the Ohio State Uni• Hope in Recovery, similar to traditional 12- versity master’s program step programs to confront destructive habits and in electrical and comSpeelman behaviors, meets at the First Presbyterian puter engineering, where Church, 114 E. 4th St., Greenville, from 7 to 8:30 he will specialize in solid p.m. For more information, call (937) 548-9006. state electronics. He has been working in the nano • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Staying technology lab on campus and will continue to asClean for the Weekend, meets at 7 p.m. at First sist the lab in research. United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St.

Saturday Morning • Temperance 73 Masonic Lodge hosts a recycling event at the Sidney Transfer Station from 8 a.m. to noon.

Saturday Afternoon • Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., offers Legos at the Library program for families with children 4 through fifth grade from 2 to 3:30 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. • The Sidney-Shelby County Chess Club “Checkmates” meets at 7 p.m. at the library at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call 497-7326. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Saturday Night Live, meets at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Sunday Evening • Lumber Company Baseball hosts fundraising bingo to support the children on the teams. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. at Sunset Bingo, 1710 W. High St., Piqua. $20 to play all night. For information, call (937) 543-9959. • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Never Alone, Never Again, meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 320 E. Russell Road.

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

Monday Evening • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Vision of Hope, group meets at 7 p.m. at Russell Road Church, 340 W. Russell Road. • Sidney Boy Scout Troop 97 meets at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. All new members are welcome. For more information, call Tom Frantz at 492-7075. • TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 7 p.m. at Faith Alliance Church, New Knoxville Road, New Bremen. • The Catholic Adult Singles Club meets for a New Year’s Eve party in Coldwater. For information, call (419) 678-8691.

Tuesday Afternoon • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 120 W. Water St.

Tuesday Evening • Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Regional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (419) 227-3361. To access the Community Calendar online, visit, then click on “Living” and then on “Calendar.”

Recycling used cards D e a r cards created by Heloise: I was the children, call wondering if 877-977-SJRC you have the (7572). — address for Heloise mailing used POLISHED g r e e t i n g PANTS cards. I have a Dear Heloise: box of cards Is there any Hints that I have rechance of removfrom ceived during ing clear nail the past few polish from one Heloise years, but not of my favorite the address to Heloise Cruse pairs of slacks? send them to. I’ve tried nail— Eleanor, via email polish remover and You want to send then laundering, with these cards to St. no success. Any suggesJude’s Ranch for Chil- tions? — Lenore F. in dren (a fantastic organ- New Jersey ization that for more Spilled nail polish than 30 years has cared can be a real pain! The for children who have nail-polish remover you been abused, neglected tried on the stain probor abandoned). Old ably was nonacetone, cards are recycled and which is too gentle to ones created, truly “lift” the nail polnew which are sold to help ish from the fabric. Go fund its programs. to a beauty-supply shop Here are some or drugstore and pick things to know: up pure acetone; test it • Cards are accepted in a small, concealable all year long. spot for discoloration. • All types of greet- Then place the stain ing cards are accepted: facedown on paper towbirthday, thank-you, els and gently sponge holiday-themed and over the stain before all-occasion. laundering. Be sure the • Only the front of stained fabric does not the card is used. Make contain triacetate or sure there is no writing acetate; if it does, you on the backside. can use only amyl ac• Five-inch by 7-inch etate to treat it so the size or smaller is the fabric doesn’t disintebest to send. grate. — Heloise • No Disney, Hallmark or American Greetings cards can be accepted. • The most cost-effective way to send these card fronts is in a Flat Rate Box from the U.S. Postal Service. Mail donations to: St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, Recycled Card Program, 100 St. Jude’s St., Boulder City, NV 89005. You can go online to for more information. To purchase greeting

No TV in kid’s bedroom DR. WALkids and got LACE: Our 13himself in trouy e a r - o l d ble with the law. daughter is an husband My A-B student, and I are sepaand we are rated, and he is proud of her. living in CaliforShe performs nia with his her chores adgirlfriend. He mirably, and ’Tween agreed to have she is pleasant son move in 12 & 20 our and joyous. The with him and Dr. Robert only difficulty give him some Wallace we have with discipline. Our her is the time son has been she wants to watch tele- there for three months, vision. We have only one and while he enjoys television set, and it’s in California and his our living area. My hus- school, he doesn’t like band and I watch televi- living with his father sion with our daughter and wants to return to for about two hours Illinois. He says that he every evening. Our will behave and concendaughter wants a tele- trate on his studies if I vision in her room be- have him return. cause she isn’t happy I have full custody of with the programs she our son, so where he is “forced” to watch. Also lives is up to me. If he she wants to be able to returns to Illinois, he watch three hours of will attend the Univertelevision from 7 to 10 sity of Illinois. If he p.m. The family views stays in California, he the “tube” from 7:30 to will attend the Univer9:30 p.m. sity of California at Los Our daughter reads Angeles (UCLA). Your your column faithfully. opinion will be greatly She asked me to write appreciated. —Mother, to you for your opinion, Naperville, Ill. and we all agreed we MOTHER: It’s apwould honor your opin- parent that your son’s ion. —Mom, Gary, Ind. father is being strict, MOM: With all of the and the young man unacceptable programs likes his former lifestyle now being shown, I be- better. I know that you lieve your family televi- love your son and want sion-viewing schedule is the very best for him. ideal, and a television It’s my belief that his in your daughter’s bed- best chance to gain sucroom is not necessary. I cess and be an honordo believe that your able future citizen is for daughter should have him to remain living some input regarding with his father. the programs that the Attending school in family views. A family California will ensure discussion should ac- that your son’s prior complish this. Unfortu- “bad boy” friends cannot nately, today there are tempt him to resume far more unacceptable his troubling behavior. programs that highlight “trash” than programs Dr. Robert Wallace that leave the viewers welcomes questions in a wonderful frame of from readers. Although mind. he is unable to reply to DR. WALLACE: Our all of them individually, 17-year-old son is an ac- he will answer as many brilliant as possible in this colademically young man, but he was umn. Email him at running with some bad

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Business something to crow about BY STEPHANI DUFF four full-time employees year round — William BRADFORD — In and Marilyn and their 1994 William King and two youngest children, his wife, Marilyn, de- Levi and Reuben. Both cided to start a small Levi and Reuben are inpoultry processing busi- terested in and investing ness in order to keep time and work to helping their five young sons the business grow and busy in the summer become larger. months. King and Sons Poul“It backfired, though,” try Services, located at joked Marilyn recently, 8091 Horatio Harris “because it ended up Creek Road, slaughters keeping us busy after chickens, turkeys and the boys returned to pheasants. Customers school.” bring in what they have When the Kings raised for processing and began the business it pick up the finished was housed in a 20- by product later. They pro30-foot building; in 2000 vide basic butchering they added on a 40- by services and, for larger 30-foot space and since quantities, cut up or that time have expanded grind for sausage. All it by three more addi- meat is vacuum packtions. aged. “When we began, we Levi explained that were handling around “about 70 percent of our 5,000 birds; in 1995 we processing is customer were at 20,000 birds and orders and 30 percent is have increased from that what we raise on site number by at least 1,000 and sell.” each year,” Marilyn said. Both Levi and MariKing and Sons has lyn said their typical

customers are individual farmers with the occasional fair project in the months of July and August. “Our customers come from long distances for the services we offer,” Marilyn said. “We have folks coming from as far as three and a half to four hours away with poultry that needs processing.” Longtime, loyal customer J.B. King, coowner of King Family Farms with his wife, Charlene, had nothing but positive reviews for King and Sons Poultry Services. “We have been a King and Sons customer for about 12 years now,” J.B. said. “We started going there for processing because they were, and still are, one of the few processors in Ohio that will work with the size orders we bring.” J.B. and Charlene are no relation to the King and Sons owners, but own their own pork and poultry farm, King Family Farms in Athens County. “Over the years we have taken between 7,500 to 10,000 birds per year to King and Sons for processing and there has never been an issue once with their work,” said J.B. It is this guaranteed good work and their Civitas MediaPhoto/Anthony Weber friendly service that keep J.B. and Charlene ORVILLE HARTMAN (left), of Brookville, takes delivery of six turkeys and two roosters from Levi making the long, threeKing at King’s Poultry Farm. The firm processed the hour, 167-mile drive to King and Sons 13 to 15 birds for Hartman.

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FRIDAY • The Francis J. Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts a hodge podge craft day for children in grades K through 4 today and Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Advance registration is required. MONDAY • The American Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton, hosts a New Year’s Eve dinner dance. Dinner served from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner includes roast pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, bread, desserts, beer, wine, soda and coffee. Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. to the music of the Frank Moravcik band. $30 per person for dinner/dance, $18 for dance only. Public welcome. Reservations recommended, call (937) 287-4275 or visit http://www.accdayton.c om/. • The Lima Symphony Orchestra performs in concert, “A

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times a year. “We raise poultry to butcher and sell it to farmers markets in Athens County, as well as various restaurants,” explained J.B., “and we are never disappointed with their work. I would recommend them to anyone who asked.” New customers are often coming to King and Sons because of customer referral. Marilyn noted the company does not do much marketing otherwise unless specifically asked. In 2001, the Kings really opened up their potential customer base by becoming state inspected by the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA). This allows for their customers to resell

butchered and processed products to farmers markets in various areas. “As part of that license,” explained Levi, “we have an ODA inspector on site every day, looking at every bird we slaughter.” Levi and Reuben King work hard raising their own personal chickens as well as processing what customers bring in. “We raise around 25,000 of the 120,000 birds processed a year under our own branding name, King Poultry Farm,” explained Levi. King Poultry Farm products are sold at various locations, such as grocery stores, Flower Barrel, Troy Meat Market, Sunset Meats and The Covered Wagon. The King and Sons

Poultry Services is now approximately 4,000 square feet and has eight seasonal employees from around May to Christmas. During these months, employees slaughter three to four days a week and in the off season slaughtering goes down to one day a week. From a small, 650square-foot operation to a 4,000-square-foot business, King and Sons has obviously done well for itself in building a name and a reputation customers are happy to continually patronize and by providing a service that is hard to come by elsewhere. For more information, visit their website at

Center in downtown Dayton. Tickets: $8-$65 at • The Darke County Singles hosts a New Year’s Eve dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 219 N. Ohio St., Greenville. Music by Silver Mountain. Pork and kraut will be served at midnight. Take a finger food to share with your table. Dance open to all singles 21 and older.

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Lehman hosts Catholic schools Lehman Catholic High School hosted students from the seven partner Catholic schools of the Northern Area of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati recently. The students from the schools came together to worship and celebrate their common bond. Featured speaker at the event was Dr. Jim Rigg, superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Rigg spoke to the students about their goal to be saints. In a manner reminiscent of a pep rally, he called out to the students from each school to affirm their love for God and for each other. The Rev. Daniel Hess, Lehman Catholic’s chaplain and the parochial vicar at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidcelebrated the ney, liturgy. Joining him on the altar to concelebrate were the Rev. Kyle Schnippel, Archdiocese of Cincinnati vocations director; the Rev. Barry Stechschulte, pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in St. Marys; the Rev. Thomas Bolte, pastor of St. Mary and St. Boniface parishes in Piqua; the Rev. John White, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Greenville; and the Rev. Jim Duell, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Troy. Students and teachers from grades 4 to 8 from Holy Angels School, Piqua Catholic School, St. Patrick School, Holy Rosary School, St. Mary School in Greenville, and Immaculate Conception School in Celina joined the students and faculty of Lehman Catholic for the Mass and the other activities during the day. The crowd of more than 700 gathered in the bleachers of the Schlater Family Gymnasium for the liturgical celebra-

tion. Lehman Catholic’s Praise and Worship Group performed music as the individual schools arrived on campus. Lehman Ambassadors assigned to each school helped the visiting students and staff find their designated block of seats. Student representatives from each school took an active part in the liturgical celebration. Emma Lutz from Immaculate Conception read the rirst reading. Intercessions were read by Allison Brown of Immaculate Conception, Mitchell Sollmann of Holy Angels, Allison Bornhorst of Piqua Catholic, Shane Barga of St. Mary, Angie Rice of St. Patrick, Laura Wilker of Holy Rosary, and Lindsay Bundy of Lehman. The offertory gifts included the traditional bread and wine. The procession included Alec Greve of Lehman, Jill Schmitmeyer of Holy Rosary, Paige Kreusch of St. Mary, Maria Lutz of Immaculate Conception, Rachel Bosway of Holy Angels, Noelle Dexter of St. Patrick, and Kelsey Bachman of Piqua Catholic. Lehman’s Praise and Worship Group and the Lehman Church Choir provided music throughout the Mass. Organized by senior Ethan Jock, the musicians included pianists Gabe Berning and Elaina Snyder; violinists Grace Winhoven, Grace Jackson, and Rachel Remencus; and guitarists Nick Cummons and Grace Jackson. Jock served as cantor for the Mass. Acting as servers for the Mass were Elliott Gilardi of St. Patrick, Blake Leffel of Piqua Catholic, and two cur-

rent seminarians and former Lehman students Ethan Moore and Zach Cecil. Moore graduated from Lehman Catholic in 2003. He graduated from eighth grade from Holy Rosary School. He has graduated from college and is currently in the senior seminary in Cincinnati. Cecil is a 2010 Lehman graduate who graduated from Piqua Catholic School. He is in his third year of college seminary. The two seminarians with local ties were part of the afternoon festivities organized by the Rev. Kyle Schnippel. A group of seminarians spoke to the students about vocations. Their message to the students was to be open to God’s call, whether that call was to religious life, married life, or a chaste single life. Besides their message, the seminarians challenged a team from each school to fiveminute games of basketball, providing the afternoon’s entertainment. The planning of the day’s events was undertaken by the principals of the Northern Area Schools. Those principals include Denise Stauffer of Lehman Catholic; Beth Spicer of Holy Angels; Josh Bornhorst, who serves Piqua Catholic; Cindy Cathcart from St. Patrick; Lora Krugh from Holy Rosary; Polly Mullenkamp from Immaculate Conception; and Vern Rosenbeck from St. Mary. “Without a doubt, this was one of the most exciting events in which I’ve participated since I’ve attended Lehman,” senior Andrew Gilardi said after the grade school students had departed the building.

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Greeting friends John Marmon (left), of Quincy, greets Anne Alexander, of Sidney, at the entrance to Central Bible Ministry Saturday. The church was presenting the play, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” that evening. Actors in the play greeted people as they arrived.

Archdiocese collects more than $180k for Sandy victims CINCINNATI — Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio has sent a check for $184,707.71 to Catholic Charities USA to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Under the guidance of the Most Rev. Dennis R. Schnurr, archbishop of Cincinnati, many archdiocesan parishes took up special collections for those who suffered losses from Sandy. Contributions came from 902 individual donors as

well as 37 parishes, five schools, and seven other Catholic groups such as religious congregations. “We realize the full recovery will take several months and even years and that Catholic Charities USA will continue to serve the vulnerable throughout the recovery,” Ted Bergh, execudirector of tive community services for the archdiocese and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of

Southwestern Ohio, wrote to the national organization. “We hope that the gifts shared by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will assist you in the vital work that you do in difficult situations. Thank you for all the essential service that you deliver to the areas severely damaged by the storm. You make it possible to be Christ to others who suffer loss and hardships.”

Worship services to celebrate new year VERSAILLES — The area community is invited to celebrate the beginning of a new year at the Versailles Christian Church. Two identical worship celebrations will take place Dec. 30 at 9 and 10:30 a.m. The services will in-

clude music and a message from Pastor Dennis Wheeler — “The One Thing You Can Count On in 2013.” Café 105 will be open from 10 to 10:30 a.m. with homemade snacks, coffee, juice and fellowship in The Gathering Place. Kingdom Kids, a min-

istry for preschool through fourth grade, and nursery care, birth through age 2, will be available for both worship services. The church is located at 105 W. Ward St. in Versailles. Call (937) 526-4194 for more information on services.

TIPP CITY — Ginghamsburg Church will host an safe evening of activity and fun called Blitz for Kids in grades 3-5 on Jan. 18 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Tipp City Campus Avenue, 6759 S. County Road 25A. Kids play inside on

giant inflatables, dance, play basketball, and hang out with friends in a safe, chaperoned space. Cost is $5 per child and includes snacks and all activities. Candy is available for separate purchase, and a parent or respon-

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Intimidation keeps Christians from polls ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — A campaign of intimidation by Islamists left most Christians in this southern Egyptian province too afraid to participate in the recent referendum on an Islamist-drafted constitution they deeply oppose, residents say. The disenfranchisement is hiking Christians’ worries over their future under empowered Muslim conservatives.

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7th Century. They made sure to go through mainly Christian districts of the city, where residents, fearing attacks, shuttered down their stores and stayed in their homes, witnesses said. The day of the voting itself, Christian voting was minimal — as low as 7 percent in some areas, according to church officials.

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TIPP CITY — As the Ginghamsburg Church staff remembered the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy recently at a worship service, Pastor and Worship Director James Keith Posey offered words of encouragement, “This Christmas, in the midst of heartbreak and grief, I choose joy. I choose to profess good news of great joy for all people.” Posey will also lead a free study open to the public starting Jan. 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Ginghamsburg South Campus ARK building. The course is called


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County officials sworn in Shelby County officials who were elected Nov. 6 are sworn in Wednesday morning in Shelby County Common Pleas Court by Judge James Stevenson. Shown (l-r) are County Engineer Bob Geuy, with County Treasurer

Linda Meininger holding a Bible; Common Pleas Court Clerk Michele Mumford, with her husband, Don Mumford, holding a Bible; and County Recorder Jodi Siegel, with Meininger holding a Bible.

Begin new year by declaring, ‘I am a donor’ Community Blood Center joins blood centers across the nation in celebrating January as National Volunteer Blood Donor Month. The “I Am a Blood Donor” campaign theme recognizes donors for their strength of commitment, heroic efforts to help others, and the pride that comes with identifying yourself as a blood donor, CBC officials said. Blood Community Center is encouraging donors to launch the New Year by declaring their pride in helping save lives. The special long-sleeve “I Am a Blood Donor” T-shirt is free to all who register to donate during January. The long-sleeve T-shirt is the featured donor gift at all CBC branches and mobile blood drives beginning Wednesday through Jan.. January is the month that presents the most challenges in recruiting people to give blood. Winter weather, holiday schedules, increased cases of cold and flu, and even the winter blues can keep the most dedicated blood donors from making or keeping an appointment to give, CBC officials said. Kathy Pleiman, Shelby and Logan County coordinator for the Community Blood Center, reports that January will bring many blood drives scheduled in our area and donors are needed: • Wednesday — Bellefontaine Masonic Center, 1:30-5:30 p.m., public blood drive.

Thief drives off with gifts SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Ohio man says a thief jumped into his idling car on Christmas and fled with his family’s holiday gifts. WHIO-TV reports Michael Chandler was warming up the Dodge Neon for his wife and 6year-old son Tuesday night after a visit to his inlaws in Springfield. When he went back outside to get in the car, it was gone. So was his son’s scooter, and other Christmas gifts that were in the car. Chandler said he didn’t think about the possibility that someone would steal his idling car on Christmas. Springfield police have put out an alert for the 2000 dark purple fourdoor Neon.

• Jan. 8 — Sidney American Legion Post 217, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., public blood drive. • Jan. 9 — Advanced Composites, Sidney, 2-5 p.m., employee blood drive. • Jan. 10 — NK Parts, Sidney, 1-4 p.m., associate blood drive. • Jan. 15 — United Methodist Church, Jackson Center, 2-6 p.m., public blood drive. • Jan. 16 — Emerson Climate Technologies, Sidney, 7-11 a.m., employee blood drive. • Jan. 17 — Airstream, Jackson Center, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., employee blood drive.

• Jan. 17 — Emerson Climate Technologies, Sidney, noon-4 p.m., employee blood drive. • Jan. 17 — Sidney Apostolic Temple, Sidney, 3-7 p.m., public blood drive. • Jan. 22 — Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., public blood drive. • Jan. 2 — Cargill, Sidney, noon-4 p.m., employee blood drive. • Jan. 25 — Peerless Group, 8 a.m.-noon, employee and public blood drive. • Jan. 30 — Sidney Senior Center, Sidney, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., public blood drive.

Appointments to donate are encouraged and help the Community Blood Center plan for the appropriate amount of donors. Technology is making it faster and more convenient to schedule blood donations. Donors may use their computers or smart phones to make appointments online at, or donors can schedule with Pleiman at 2953100 or (800) 388 GIVE(4483). Walk-ins are welcome as schedules permit. Community Blood Center urges healthy donors to consider mak-

ing a blood donation at this time, there is always a need for blood. A picture ID with full name, such as a driver’s license, is necessary to have in order to donate. Donors should bring their CBC ID card if they have them. Donors should be in good health and eat their normal diets. It is suggested to drink a lot of water the day before and the day of donation. Donors must be at least 16; 16-year-old donors must have parental consent. Forms are available at or at CBC branch and blood

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“ARTIE” (BILLY Crystal) (l-r) holds onto his grandson “Barker” (Kyle Harrison Breitkopf) as the boy tries to stop his parents “Alice” (Marisa Tomei) and “Phil” (Tom Everett Scott) from leaving on a business trip in this publicity still released by Twentieth Century Fox and Walden Media for the new film “Parental Guidance.”

‘Parental Guidance’ unites Crystal, Midler BY SANDY COHEN Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — After nearly 30 years of friendship and shared tastes in movies, music and comedy, Billy Crystal and Bette Midler have finally taken it to the next level: They did a film together. The two veteran entertainers first met on the comedy circuit, but never actually worked together until “Parental Guidance,” in theaters Christmas Day. “He says we met in the ’60s at the Improv, and of course I don’t remember any of that because I was going so fast,” Midler said in a recent interview. Crystal and Midler share the screen for the first time in the family film, playing a married couple who bumble their way along to bonding with their grandchildren. Marisa Tomei stars as their Type-A daughter, who regrets having to entrust her three kids to “the other grandparents” during a business trip with her

Berning plays in recital FINDLAY — Jenise Berning, a sophomore occupational therapy major, played “Sonata in F Major, Opus 17” by Ludwig Van Beethoven on the horn during an instrumental recital recently at The University of Findlay. A 2011 graduate of Anna High School, Berning is the daughter of Alison and Steve Berning, 12666 Luthman Road, Minster. At UF, Berning participates in UF bands, resident assistant, intramural sports and Habitat for Humanity.

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husband when her inlaws aren’t available. The idea for the movie came from Crystal’s reallife experience caring for his own granddaughters, now ages 6 and 9. He and wife Janice were confounded by the “pages and pages” of rules their daughter left behind. (That daughter, actress Jennifer Crystal Foley, plays a small role in the film.) “We had them for six days all alone, and on the seventh day I rested,” said Crystal, 64. “And I came into the office and started writing the story of grandparents who have to babysit for their kids while they go away.” Midler found the script just as she was looking for a family-film project, and she immediately connected with the humor and warmth of the story. “I wanted to do something that everybody could come and see, because that’s what I grew up with,” she said. “It came at a really good point in our lives and our careers to finally find each other and be able to share the responsibilities for the movie together and our scenes,” Crystal said. “She’s an old pro, in the best of ways. Take out old, she’s a pro. And very giving, very funny, and very willing to try anything.” Except sing. Crystal said the Oscar-nominated and Tony-winning star was reluctant to perform a sweet songand-dance number with him in the film. “The only time I ever had to wrestle her was on singing the song. She didn’t want to do it,” he said. “(She said,) ‘No, then they’ll say Bette

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BOTKINS — Botkins students recently had the unique experience of blowing glass at Glass Pieces Studio in West Unity. The studio is owned and operated by Bill and Michelle McKinney, college classmates of Botkins art teacher Dan Knepper. demonMichelle strated making a bowl, explaining the steps to the students. The glass is gathered on a blowpipe from a 2,100-degree furnace. It has the consistency of honey and glows with its own light. The pipe must be constantly turned to keep the glob of glass centered. The glassblower supplies breath to expand a bubble in the gather of glass. For a larger piece, more layers may be gathered over the first. Michelle shaped the gather with nothing but a wad of wet newspaper between her hand and the glowing glass. The surface of the paper next to the glass sometimes ignites — causing the spectators’ eyes to widen. Once the bubble attained the right shape, she transferred the bubble to a “punty,” a solid pipe. Then she worked the opening of the bubble into the opening of the bowl. Several students

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BOTKINS ART students watch and assist Michelle McKinney in making Christmas ornaments at Glass Pieces Studio in West Unity. made their own Christornaments. mas Michelle gathered glass and then guided them through rolling the gather in powdered colored glass to give color to the ornaments. The student then reheated the gather, and Michelle shaped it into a sphere as the student supplied breath to expand it. Michelle then added a

small amount of glass and shaped it to become the hook for the ornament. The ornaments had to be placed in an annealer to cool slowly to relieve tension so they wouldn’t break. The studio has a gallery with both ceramic and blown glass work for sale and some of the students purchased Christmas gifts.


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make every effort to minimize power struggles with family members, especially authority figures. The Full Moon today can really set people off, including you. Easy does it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Avoid controversial subjects like politics, religion and racial issues, especially today. The Full Moon energy makes people impatient and impulsive. Not good for anyone. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Disputes about shared possessions, inheritances and anything you own jointly with others are highly likely today. This is a poor day for these discussions. Wait until Monday if you can. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The only Full Moon in your sign all year is taking place today. This is why it’s very easy to be irritable with partners and close friends. (People are just at odds with each other.) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The best way to handle today’s Full Moon energy is to work hard. Surprisingly, co-workers might be supportive. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your relationship with friends or members of groups might be challenged because of the Full Moon energy today. Just sit this one out. Wait to resolve things on Monday. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Family squabbles, especially with female authority figures, are likely today. It’s a Full Moon in Cancer, so what can I say? Go gently. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a mildly accident-prone day because of the Full Moon energy; therefore, slow down and take it easy. Don’t argue with others. Who cares who’s right? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might be concerned about cash flow and financial matters today because the Full Moon intends to bring things to a head. Revisit these issues on Monday. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Today the only Full Moon directly opposite your sign is taking place. Naturally, this creates tension between you and partners and close friends. Stay mellow. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You feel restless today. Don’t worry; millions of others feel this way as well. It’s that Full Moon energy stirring the pot! Gone in 48 hours. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Conflict with people in a group situation, especially with a female, might arise today. If you can sidestep things, all the better. Talk about this on Monday, when the Full Moon energy is gone and other planetary aspects look much better. YOU BORN TODAY You exude confidence. Others respect you because you convey an image of reliability, strength and trust. No one doubts you are hardworking and serious. You always appear self-assured, which makes others hesitate to challenge you. In the year ahead, you will begin a fresh, new cycle. There are many choices available to you, which means you can open any door! Birthdate of: Maggie Smith, actress; Richard Clayderman, pianist; Denzel Washington, actor. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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a coronary attack. Mr. Campbell had become known as perhaps the most active and dynamic head the fair has had in its 102-year-old history. ––––– The winners ... the Webster Geib home, James Lewis home, Norbert Pointner home! That trio of homes won in the 1962 holiday doorway decoration contest sponsored by the Sidney Garden Club, assisted by the Federated Women’s Club of Sidney. Richard Cromer and Mrs. Eugene Bemus, 75 years Sidney, with Mrs. GorDec. 27, 1937 den Slemmer, Anna, William Moyer, the City/Region High | Low temps Forecast for Thursday, Dec. 27 oldest Civil War veteran were the judges. 25 years of Shelby County and MICH. Dec. 27, 1987 oldest veteran of the Cleveland Toledo FORT LORAMIE — 32° | 30° Ohio to have seen Pres32° | 25° ident Abraham Lincoln Fort Loramie High Youngstown died this morning at School students will 32° | 27° Mansfield PA. this home northwest of have a wild time at this 30° | 25° Oran. Pneumonia year’s homecoming. The claimed the life of the theme for the event is Columbus aged veteran who was “Wild, Wild West.” This Dayton 30° | 25° year’s king candidates 27° | 23° in his 99th year. are Michael Siegel, 17; ––––– Cincinnati California’s Golden Douglas Sherman, 18; 30° | 27° Bears were made 9 to 5 and Jeff Larger, 18. Portsmouth favorites over the Crim- Queen candidates are 34° | 25° Meyer, 17; W.VA. son Tide of Alabama as Diane Michelle Pleiman, 18; KY. © 2012 the two teams polished and Kim Schmiesing 17. Thunderup for their Rose Bowl Ice Flurries Cloudy storms ––––– struggle in Pasadena on Partly Rain Showers Snow Cloudy These news items New Year’s Day. from past issues of the Weather Underground • AP 50 years Sidney Daily News are Dec. 27, 1962 forecast for daytime conditions, low/high temperatures compiled by the Shelby William D. Campbell, County Historical Soci67, R.R. 1, Maplewood, ety (498-1653) as a pubpresident of the Shelby lic service to the County Fair Board, died community. Local hisChristmas Day in Wil- tory on the Internet! tion, and the second is ease, thyroid disease and son Memorial Hospital. www.shelbycountyhisshould the tiredness abnormal cold-sensitive Death was the result of cause you or her concern. proteins such as cryoDeciding to treat with globulins. It may be admedications depends on visable for her to consult how well non-medication with an expert, such as a treatment is working. rheumatologist. Avoiding cold, dressing Drs. Donohue and warmly and using mittens or electric hand Roach regret that they are warmers are critical. But unable to answer individif she is still having fre- ual letters, but will incorquent episodes despite porate them in the these measures, I would column whenever possiindeed consider prescrib- ble. Readers may write ing a medicine, like the doctors or request an nifedipine (Procardia or order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Adalat). The second concern is Box 536475, Orlando, FL her fatigue, and although 32853-6475 or email ToYthis is very nonspecific in ourGoodHealthmed.cora 19-year-old, I would with medical make sure she has been questions. Readers also carefully evaluated for may order health newsletother causes, such as ters from www.rbmaSudoku puzzles also appear on the Sidney Daily News Web site at lupus and related dis-

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Snow is winding down as our winter storm p u l l s a w a y. Winds Precipitation Sunrise/Sunset stayed up overnight, proFriday .................................0.10 Wednesday’s sunset..5:18 p.m. ducing drifting of the Saturday............................none Thursday’s sunrise.....7:59 a.m. snow keeping roads hazSunday..............................none Thursday’s sunset......5:18 p.m. ardous. Drifts could be around a few feet in some Monday .............................trace areas. It will remain cold Tuesday.............................trace through Friday with quite Month to date.....................2.95 a bit of cloudiness. AnYear to date......................25.36 Source: The Sidney Wastewater Treatment Plant, offi- other chance of snow recial weather reporting station for Shelby County, and the turns Friday night and U.S. Naval Observatory. For current daytime conditions, Saturday. low/high temperatures, go to




Dec. 27, 1912 A.B.C. Hitchcock, one of Sidney’s best known and respected residents, died at his home on South Franklin Avenue at 1:30 this afternoon. He came to Sidney in 1861 and for over 30 years was connected with the newspaper fraternity in this city. Mr. Hitchcock was engaged in writing a history of Shelby County, which is to be published in the near future. ––––– The seven men and two women confined to the county jail enjoyed one of the best Christmas dinners ever served to the unfortunates in confinement. Deputy Sheriff Cliff Gearhart distributed cigars to the men and candy to the women. The sheriff ’s wife gave her personal attention to preparing the Christmas dinner.

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Fatigue part of Raynaud’s reDEAR DRS. To your aggerated sponse to cold DONOHUE good and sometimes to AND ROACH: My 19-year-old health stress. The hands was diagnosed Dr. Paul G. or toes turn color (white and/or with Raynaud’s Donohue blue) with cold, disease. Because and and then red of her age, they Dr. Keith upon rewarming. have not preRoach Raynaud’s phescribed anything nomenon can for this. At present, she gets cold hands happen by itself, with no condition. and feet that turn colors, associated and she finds it too cold to When this happens, we go swimming. She also is call it primary Raynaud’s phenomenon, or it may be always tired. Can you tell me a bit associated with other more about this, and why conditions such as aushe would get so tired? toimmune diseases like Would you prescribe scleroderma, lupus or something for this at her Sjogrens. The diagnosis sounds age? — D.C. ANSWER: Raynaud’s correct, but you’ve raised phenomenon is a com- two concerns. The first is mon condition where whether she should have blood vessels have an ex- medication for her condi-

Sympathy is wearing thin for needy, demanding friend DEAR ABBY: How know this dynamic can I set healthy may put a strain on boundaries with my our relationship, so best friend without why do I feel so guilty? feeling guilty? I have — TESTED IN always been supportNORTHERN CALIive and available beFORNIA cause I sympathized DEAR TESTED: with her difficult famThat’s a good question, ily dynamics during and one that I can’t deDear childhood and adultfinitively answer for Abby hood. She often talks you. It’s possible that Abigail to me about her problike many women, you lems with family and Van Buren were raised to believe ever-changing relathat if you assert yourtionships with men, but rarely self you won’t be considered allows me or others to share “nice.” That’s a mistake betheir points of view or per- cause as long as you allow this sonal concerns. Saying “no” to friend to take advantage of her is challenging under any you — and that is what she’s circumstance, and she de- doing — the more your remands that all focus be on her sentment will build until the in social situations. relationship becomes one of I love and accept my friend diminishing returns. So tell as she is, and I try to give her this self-centered person as all the grace I have. I now re- nicely as possible that you are alize that setting healthy not a therapist, and because boundaries is the only way I her problems persist, she can sustain our friendship. I should talk to one.

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DEAR ABBY: I was shocked the other day when a friend of mine said that many women remain in terrible marriages because of finances. She said those types of marriages are accepted worldwide, so why not in America? She also said she thinks that shame is attached if a woman admits the only reason she is staying with her husband is a monetary one. The women she was talking about are baby boomers and older. After thinking about it, I remember my mother and mother-in-law saying that money was why they remained in their marriages. Is this as prevalent as my friend stated? I find it sad that this could be true. It reminds me of the Tina Turner song — what’s love got to do with it? Could you comment, please? — IN IT FOR LOVE DEAR IN IT: If you’re ask-

ing if I have statistics on the number of women who stay married only for economic reasons, the answer is no. Most of the people who write to me are unhappy, which would skew the numbers in a negative direction. I hope you realize that the women you have described — an older demographic — were probably not economically independent when they married. It was common in their generation to go straight from their parents’ houses to their husbands’. For many years I — and my mother before me — have urged women to make sure they are self-supporting before they marry, “just in case” they may have to be afterward. Staying in a marriage without love is like serving a life sentence with an incompatible cellmate. Your mother and mother-in-law have my sympathy, and so do their hus-

bands. DEAR ABBY: Do you ever get tired of giving advice to people who ask commonsense questions, or those who probably know the answer to their problems if they just thought it out? — JIM IN WEST VIRGINIA DEAR JIM: The answer to your question is no. I love what I do and consider it an honor to be trusted. While the reply to a question may be obvious to you, it isn’t to the person who asks me. Common sense tends to go out the window when there are strong emotions involved. 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Saturday, Dec. 29th @ 5:00 P.M. Roseville, Hull, Lefton China, Colored & Clear Fostoria, Carnival, Cookie Jars, Violin, G.I. Joe Dolls, Composition Dolls, Old Christmas Décor; Cast Iron Skillets; Old Metal Cars, Trucks & Farm Toys, 1950’s Lionel Train Pcs., Mantel Clocks; Advertising Pcs., Baby Buggy & Stroller, Old License Plates from 1930s to 70s; Black Beauty Hobby Horse, Quilts; Depression Glass; Germany Glass, Post Cards, Radios, Buttons, Marbles, Crocks, Cast Iron, Granite Ware, 1950’s Table Top Dish Washer, Fur Coats, Sleigh Bells, Metal Doll House, Child’s Metal Kitchen Set, Games, Over 30 Tables Full of Unusual Items.

2ND RING @ 5:15 Primitive Tools, Milk Cans, Metal Wagon Wheels & Tractor Seats, Unique Barn Items, Old Bikes, 8:00 p.m. Furniture & Appliances: Kitchen Cupboards, Pedi stool Tables, Dry Sinks, Complete Wicker Set, Hi Boy Dressers, Youth Bed, Drop Leaf Tables, Buffet, Rockers, Treadle Sewing Machines, Mirrors, Pictures, Kitchen Cabinets, Record Cab., School Desk, Knock Down Wardrobe, Red & White Metal Table & 3 Chairs, Display Cabinet, Hall Trees, Oak Kitchen Table, Potty Chair, Needle Point Chairs, Lamp Tables, Small Stands, Wood Chairs, 3 Hobby Horses, Lg. Chest Table, Oriental Liquor Cabinet and More Go to For Detail pictures

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Longaberger Baskets-Guns-John Deere 440 Mower Furniture-Appliances-Pocket Knives-Collectibles

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POLICY: Please Check Your Ad The 1st Day. It Is The Advertiser’s Responsibility To Report Errors Immediately. Publisher Will Not Be Responsible for More Than One Incorrect Insertion. We Reserve The Right To Correctly Classify, Edit, Cancel Or Decline Any Advertisement Without Notice.


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

Longaberger Baskets: 100+ Longaberger baskets to sell in cataloged order beginning @ 10:00 a.m. Lawn Mower: John Deere model 440 riding lawn mower. Guns & Pocket Knives: Japanese .31 caliber bolt action rifles one complete with bayonet, Winchester .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, 16 gauge shotgun. Large collection of Case, Shrade and other pocket knives. Many rare and unusual items in this collection Antiques & Collectibles: Fransiscan dinnerware service for 8 with C&S, Gravy Boat, Vegetable bowls, platters, painted plates, New England Regulator wall clock, western prints, trucker caps, cowboy hats, cowboy boots 12D, cookbooks, sewing basket, singer model 221 sewing machine, gold pocket watches, belt buckles, beer steins, toys, John Wayne collectibles, pitcher & bowl, WWII Photos, B&W General Eisenhower Photo. Household: Large amount of Tupperware, CI trivets, Fire King, Pyrex, CI skillets, Baking ware, vacuums, flatware, misc. Appliances: Kenmore Elite Series side by side w/ ice & water in door white, Whirlpool washer & dryer, chest freezer Furniture: Glass top Hutch, Curved top lighted curio, Magnavox stereo w/ turntable in cabinet, claw foot oak round dinette w/ 4 pressed back chairs, maple dinette w/ 6 chairs, card table, older Bassett 5pc BR suite w/ queen size bed, cedar chest, 5 drawer file cabinet, office desk & chair modern, 3pc Bassett queen BR, TRUCK: 1975 Ford F-100 Restored w/351 M Auto transmission Auctioneers Note: Having moved to smaller quarters Lois will be offering the remaining items from her home to you at public auction. This will be an auction with a little bit of everything. Please plan to attend. We will be offering the Basket collection first followed by the firearms and other items @ 11:00. Mower and Truck to sell at 12:00 Noon. Directions: I-75 to exit 90 West on Fair rd ¼ mile to South on Vandemark 1 mile to auction facility. Terms: All items to be sold to the highest bidder. Cash or Check. Credit Cards accepted with 3% buyer’s premium. Auctioneers: Justin Vondenhuevel, Tom Roll and David Shields. Rick Reichenbacher & DeLynn Cox Apprentices


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Real Estate Public Auction 39.725 acres M/L House and Buildings 2-tracts — Kent A. Roediger Estate New survey in process will be completed by sale day.

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Open House Sunday December 9th - 1:00 to 3:00 pm or shown by Appointment Property and Auction Location: Auction will be held on site at the home 11111 Pasco Montra Rd. Maplewood Ohio 45340 TRACT -1 House buildings and 5.001 acres M/L-This home is located on 5.001 acres a great country setting. This 1 ½ story home consists of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and approximately 2,040 sq. ft. of living area propane gas heat and central air with a cellar type basement, with attached 2 car garage. The roof on the home was replaced within the last 5 years. The property also offers a 32’x80’ metal building with a walk in cooler. Tract- 2 34 .724 acres bare farm land M/L with road frontage on Pasco Montra Rd. and Ft. Loramie Swanders Rd. See all the property details at both and/or Auctioneer’s Note – This is a very rare opportunity to be able to buy a home and farmland at your price. Shown at Open House on Sunday December 9th 2012, or by appointment. Terms — $10,000 down day of sale per tract. There will be a written agreement between buyer and seller on the day of sale. Down payment may be in the form of cashiers or personal check. Please pre-arrange financing. Deposit is non-refundable. Balance due on delivery of deed within 30 days. Possession at closing. The estate will pay the February 2013 installment of real estate taxes on the entire farm. Any inspections must be completed prior to auction. The farm will sell using traditional auction method -Tract 1 will sell in its entirety. Tract 2 will sell in its entirety. Tracts 1&2 will then be offered together as 1 parcel. Whichever combination generates the highest sales price is how the farm will sell. We will not use the multi parcel auction method on this farm. The new buyer will be responsible for any CAUV applicable current use valuation CAUV recoupment tax. For more detailed information, please contact Auctioneer Jeff Lentz or view on or Sale order – Tract 1 was appraised for $75,000 and cannot sell less than 80% of the appraised value. Tract 2 was appraised for $180,564 and cannot sell less than 80% of the appraised value Agency – Weigandt Real Estate LTD is exclusive agent of the seller. Disclaimer of Warranties -- All information contained in this brochure and all related materials are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the purchase agreement. The property is being sold on an as is where is basis, and no warranty of representation is either expressed or implied concerning this property by the sellers or the auction company. Each potential bidder is responsible for conducting his or her own independent inspections. Not responsible for accidents or theft. Any announcements made day of sale take precedence over printed matter.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VILLAGE OF RUSSIA SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO The Russia Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a Zoning Board of Appeals hearing on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 06:00 PM at the Village Office, 232 West Main St. The purpose of the hearing is to review an application for a variance by Clopay Corporation, 138 N. Liberty St. to install a dust collector that is higher than the allowed height in an industrial district. Richard Simon, Zoning Officer Dec. 27, 28, 29 2352751

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PUBLIC NOTICE CLINTON TOWNSHIP SHELBY COUNTY, OHIO Zoning Board of Appeals and Zoning Commission 1. The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet January 10, 2013 at 7:00pm to re-organize for 2013 2. The Zoning Commission will meet January 10, 2013 at 7:30pm to re-organize for 2013 Both will meet at the township house at 429 N. Fourth Ave. in Sidney, Ohio. The meeting is open to the public and all parties are welcome to attend. Jim Gaier, Zoning Administrator, Clinton Township Dec. 27

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REPLAY 50 years ago Dec. 27, 1962 Mickey Bertsch blasted out a 616 series to give Charlie’s Seat Covers an 8-0 sweep of Thornton’s Garage in the Shelby County session at BelMar Lanes Wednesday night. In the same round, Wavel Davis knocked out a 220 and 612 series as his Quincy Lumber crew blanked the Fairlawn Cafe, 8-0. And Paul Weinstock racked a 252 when his league-leading Ross Foundries blanked Shelby Manufacturing.

25 years ago Dec. 27, 1987 Sidney turned in an impressive showing in the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Coaches Association Holiday Tournament at Wright State, rolling up 1781/2 points. Sidney had two individual champions as Jon Jenkins won the 171-pound class and Kurt Hilgefort the 189-pound title.

CALENDAR High school sports TONIGHT Girls basketball Anna at Fort Loramie Botkins at Houston Jackson Center at Fairlawn Lehman vs. Russia at Piqua Holiday Tournament, 4 p.m. Minster at Elida Holiday Tournament Boys basketball Lehman vs. Russia at Piqua Holiday Tournament, 5:30

BY THE NUMBERS 10 — Interceptions for Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler in his last five games against division rival Green Bay. 1,313 — Yards rushing for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson over his last eight games. According to Elias, the total is the highest ever for any eight-game stretch in NFL history. It’s also the total rushing yards for Houston Texans running back Arian Foster through Week 15.

ON THE AIR High school sports On radio, Internet, TV TONIGHT — Girls basketball, Anna at Fort Loramie. Air time 7:10 — girls basketball, Tipp City at Troy, air time 7:15. FRIDAY — Boys basketball, Fort Loramie at Jackson Center. Air time 7:40 — Boys basketball, Versailles Holiday Tournament, both games. Air time 6:15 SATURDAY — Girls basketball, Versailles at Fort Loramie. Air time 2:10 Boys basketball, Versailles Holiday Tournament, both games. Air time 6:10 — girls basketball, Versailles at Fort Loramie, air time 2:15 Boys basketball, Versailles Holiday Tournament, both games, air time 6:15.

ON THIS DATE IN 1953 — The Detroit Lions edge the Cleveland Browns 1716 for the NFL championship. Doak Walker's extra point, following a 33-yard scoring pass, is the difference. 1964 — The Cleveland Browns break out after a scoreless first half with 17 points in the third quarter and go on to beat the Baltimore Colts 27-0 for the NFL title. 1974 — Ohio State junior running back Archie Griffin wins the Heisman Trophy.

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Browns hoping for Mr. Right BY JIM INGRAHAM AP Exchange Here’s one of Pat Shurmur’s biggest problems right now: The guy who hired him no longer works for the Browns. Worse yet, the guy who hired the guy who hired him no longer works for the Browns. Mike Holmgren has left the building. Randy Lerner has left the building. Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner have entered the building. And sometime next week, surely, Pat Shurmur will leave the building. For good. As the Browns lurch towards the end of another failed season, the end of another failed coach’s tenure and the beginning of another coaching search, now is a good time to ask that eternal Browns question — yet again — why is this so hard? All the Browns are looking for is a football coach. It’s not like they are searching for somebody to cure the common cold, a singer greater than Elvis, or a President greater

than Lincoln. All they are looking for is a guy who can coach a little football. Why do the Browns find it so hard to find Mr. Right? Is it because the guy doing the looking has always been Mr. Wrong? Wouldn’t you think that in the last 14 years, since their alleged return to the NFL, they would have, if nothing else, ACCIDENTLY stumbled upon a coach who could make a difference? Yes, you would. But: nope! All they’ve stumbled upon are other stumblers — guys who have stumbled over the task of turning the NFL’s most consistent band of stumblers into ballroom dancers. No need to go through the laundry list of failed Browns coaches over the last 14 years. You know their names. You’ve watched them fail. You’ve seen them leave town. You’ve waited for the next guy to arrive, and you’ve lived through the repeat of that entire cycle. Next week it will start again. Maybe this time they will get it right. It will be the first coaching hire of the Haslam

Era. The bar, shall we say, has not been set real high. Let’s also say that Mr. Right is out there, somewhere. Other teams seem to be able to find him. The last time the Browns had Mr. Right they thought he was Mr. Wrong. Their last legitimate NFL coach was Bill Belichick. But in 1995 the Browns left for Baltimore, and a Super Bowl trophy, and Belichick left for the Hall of Fame. Seventeen years later the Browns are still looking for somebody to coach the team who can make a difference. Finding a quality NFL coach isn’t brain surgery, even if the Browns make it seem like it is. This much we know: the really good coaches reveal themselves very quickly. In Seattle, the Seahawks were 5-11 the year before Pete Carroll took over. Since he arrived they’ve gone 7-9, 7-9 and, this year, 10-5. In San Francisco, the 49ers were 6-10 the year before Jim Harbaugh took over. In his two years on the job their records have been 13-3 and 10-4. Obviously there were other factors in these examples that helped explain the teams’

turnarounds. Making astute draft picks, good trades and smart free agent signings all enter into it. But it starts with the head coach. He is the face of the organization. He symbolizes the team’s toughness, enforces its discipline, creates its culture, determines its offensive and defensive systems, evaluates its personnel, puts it in situations to succeed and preserves, protects, and defends the team’s brand. In short, he coaches. He LEADS. It’s not an easy job. Especially in Cleveland. Particularly now. There is too much civic scar tissue built up between the calloused town and the troubled team, caused by all these years of losing. This is not a job for a beginner. It’s a job for somebody with the coaching chops, confidence, and charisma who understands what’s gone on here the last 14 years and not only sees the urgency of the situation, but aggressively embraces it. That guy is out there somewhere. Maybe this time the Browns can find him.

Jackets try for two straight BY KEN BARHORST After an impressive win over Piqua last week for its first success of the season, the Sidney Yellow Jackets would like to string a couple more victories together this weekend. Unfortunately, they will have to do it against two schools that have feasted on Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division teams so far. The Jackets travel to Tipp City Friday and Tecumseh Saturday as their lenthy road trip continues. They will be the fifth and sixth straight games away from home. Those two teams are a combined 5-0 against GWOC North teams so far this season. Both defeated Vandalia, Tecumseh also beat Troy and Greenville, and Tipp City defeated Piqua. The Red Devils play Troy tonight before facing Sidney on Friday. “They are both excellent teams and we’re going to have to come to play both nights,” said Sidney coach Greg Snyder. “Tipp City’s guards are extremely quick and we’re going to have to be able to contain them in full and half court. Tecumseh is just so well-coached. They run offense like every coach dreams. They move the ball, screen for each other, cut hard. And they are very sound on defense.” Tecumseh comes into the game at 8-0, but its latest win was by just a point over Stebbins, a team Piqua beat by 27. Tipp City is 5-1 on the year. The Jackets had an excellent win last week over Piqua by an 88-77 final. “It was a win we really wanted and needed,” said Snyder. “It was a great win because the kids have worked very, very hard and it’s always nice to be rewarded with a win. “We wet into a tough environment, beat a pretty good team that played well, and we were able to overcome some bad stretches and pull it out.” Tyree Manley was outstanding, finishing with 30 points. He was 10-for-16 from the field, including 3-for-4 on three-pointers, and was 7-for7 from the foul line. His outburst upped his average to 18.9 points per game, which ties him for the area lead.

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SIDNEY’S TYREE Manley goes up strong against two Piqua defenders in action last Friday night at Piqua. Manley scored 30 to lead the Jackets to their first win, and it vaulted him into a tie with Fairlawn’s Anthony Gillem for the area lead in scoring. He leads the Yellow Jackets into action at Tipp City Friday as they go for their second win in a row.




BASKETBALL STANDINGS BOYS County League Overall W-L W-L Fairlawn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 7-0 Jackson Center . . . . . . . . . 3-0 6-0 Botkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 7-1 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 4-3 Russia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 2-5 Fort Loramie . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 3-3 Anna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 0-7 Thursday’s Game Russia vs. Lehman (Buckeye Insurance Classic) Friday’s Games Anna at Versailles (Versailles Tournament) Fairlawn at Parkway (Parkway Tournament) Fort Loramie at Jackson Center Minster at Houston Russia vs. Covington/Piqua (Buckeye Insurance Classic) Saturday’s Games Anna vs. Brookville/Miami East (Versailles Tournament) Fairlawn vs. Delphos Jefferson/Finneytown (Parkway Tournament) Fort Loramie at New Bremen Houston at Ansonia Jackson Center at Columbus Grove —— Greater Western Ohio Conference League Overall W-L W-L Trotwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 3-1 Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 1-6 Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 1-8 Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 0-8 Piqua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 1-6 Thursday’s Games Covington at Piqua (Buckeye Insurance Classic) Tipp City at Troy Friday’s Games Lehman/Russia at Piqua (Buckeye Insurance Classic) Sidney at Tipp City Vandalia at Centerville Saturday’s Games Sidney at Tecumseh Trotwood vs. Winton Woods at Fairmont Troy vs. Beavercreek at Fairmont Vandalia vs. Northmont at Fairmont Central Northmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 7-1 Wayne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 8-1 Beavercreek . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 7-2 Centerville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 5-3 Fairmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 3-4 Springfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 6-2 Thursday’s Games Hamilton at Fairmont Tecumseh at Northmont Urbana at Springfield Friday’s Games Vandalia at Centerville Wayne at Evansville North Saturday’s Games Beavercreek vs. Troy at Fairmont Fairmont at Sycamore Northmont vs. Vandalia at Fairmont Springfield at Springfield Shawnee Wayne vs. Western Hills at Fairmont South Springboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 7-1 Miamisburg . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 5-2 Lebanon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 4-4 West Carrollton . . . . . . . . . 0-2 4-4 Xenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 3-4 Fairborn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 3-5 Thursday’s Game Sycamore at Miamisburg Friday’s Games Meadowdale at Springboro (Domino’s Tournament) Xenia at Graham Saturday’s Games Carroll at West Carrollton Elder/Walnut Hills at Springboro (Domino’s Tournament) Lebanon vs. Fairfield at Fairmont Miamisburg vs. Fort Recovery at Fairmont —— Midwest Athletic Conference League Overall W-L W-L Versailles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 4-0 St. Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 6-1 Delphos St. John’s . . . . . . . 1-0 5-1 New Bremen . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 4-2 Marion Local . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 1-1 Coldwater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 1-2 Fort Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 6-1 Minster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 4-2 New Knoxville . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 3-2 Parkway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 1-5 Thursday’s Game Wapakoneta at Marion Local Friday’s Games Anna at Versailles (Versailles Tourna-

ment) Bryan at Coldwater (Asset Allocation Classic) Fairlawn at Parkway (Chatt Insurance Tournament) Minster at Houston New Bremen at Indian Lake New Knoxville at St. Marys St. Henry vs. Celina (Asset Allocation Classic) Saturday’s Games Brookville/Miami East at Versailles (Versailles Tournament) Celina/St. Henry at Coldwater (Asset Allocation Classic) Delphos Jefferson/Finneytown at Parkway (Chatt Insurance Tournament) Fort Loramie at New Bremen Fort Recovery vs. Miamisburg at Fairmont Marion Local at Lima Shawnee St. Henry vs. Bryan/Coldwater (Asset Allocation Classic) St. John’s at Van Wert Spencerville at New Knoxville —— Other Boys League Overall W-L W-L Lehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 0-6 Thursday’s Game Lehman vs. Russia (Buckeye Insurance Classic) Friday’s Games Lehman vs. Covington/Piqua (Buckeye Insurance Classic) Riverside vs. Troy Christian (Bradford Tournament) Saturday’s Game Riverside vs. Bradford/New Miami (Bradford Tournament) Scoring leaders Anthony Gillem, Fairlawn ....7 132 18.9 Tyree Manley, Sidney ............7 132 18.9 Derek Spencer, Chr. Aca........8 142 17.8 Josh Schwartz, Botkins.........8 139 17.4 Joel Albers, Anna...................7 119 17.0 Alex Meyer, JC.......................6 98 16.3 Trey Everett, Fairlawn..........7 106 15.1 Carter Bensman, Anna .........6 90 15.0 Jesse Phlipot, Houston..........7 103 14.7 Seth Guillozet, FL .................6 85 14.2 Devon Poeppelman, Minster.6 79 13.2 Nathan Brown, Chr. Aca. ......8 105 13.1 Treg Francis, Russia .............7 92 13.1 Jackson Frantz, Lehman ......6 78 13.0 Carson Manger, NB ...............6 77 12.8 Connor Richard, Lehman......6 75 12.5 Heath Geyer, Botkins ............8 99 12.4 Greg Spearman, Lehman......5 59 11.8 Dalton Bollinger, Riverside...6 70 11.7 Ben Homan, NB.....................6 69 11.5 Adam Niemeyer, Minster ......6 66 11.0 Trevor Sherman, Russia .......7 82 10.3 Chandon Williams, Anna ......7 72 10.3 Luke Schwieterman, NB.......6 64 10.7 Justin Heitkamp, NB ............6 64 10.7 —— GIRLS County League Overall W-L W-L Fort Loramie . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 8-1 Anna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 7-1 Russia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 6-4 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 3-6 Botkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 5-5 Fairlawn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 1-7 Jackson Center . . . . . . . . . 0-5 1-8 Thursday’s Games Anna at Fort Loramie Botkins at Houston Jackson Center at Fairlawn Russia vs. Lehman (Buckeye Insurance Classic) Friday’s Games Fairlawn vs. Delphos Jefferson (Parkway Tournament) Russia vs. Covington/Piqua (Buckeye Insurance Classic) Saturday’s Games Botkins at New Knoxville Fairlawn vs. Lincolnview/Parkway (Parkway Tournament) Graham at Anna New Bremen at Houston Versailles at Fort Loramie North Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 6-4 Piqua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 5-6 Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 4-6 Trotwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 4-6 Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 3-6 Vandalia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 2-6 Thursday’s Game Covington at Piqua (Buckeye Insurance Classic) Friday’s Games Lehman/Russia at Piqua (Buckeye Insurance Classic) Fort Recovery at Troy West Carrollton at Greenville Saturday’s Games

St. Marys at Sidney Tipp City at Troy Central Fairmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 8-0 Wayne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 3-6 Beavercreek . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 6-3 Centerville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 7-1 Northmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 1-7 Springfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 1-7 Thursday’s Games Centerville vs. Olentangy (Key Bank Tournament) Northmont at Beavercreek Friday’s Games Centerville vs. Northland/Seton LaSalle (PA) (Key Bank Tournament) Fairmont vs. Potter’s House Christian (FL) (Braggin’ Rights Classic) Saturday’s Games Centerville vs. Fairborn/Ryan (PA)/Pickerington North/Toledo Start (Key Bank Tournament) Fairmont vs. Bolingbrook (IL) (Braggin’ Rights Classic) South Fairborn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 7-1 Lebanon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 5-4 Miamisburg . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 7-3 Springboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 4-2 Xenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 2-7 West Carrollton . . . . . . . . . 0-1 1-7 Thursday’s Games Fairborn vs. Ryan (PA) (Key Bank Tournament) Loveland at Lebanon Springboro vs. Warren Central (IN) (North Central Tournament) Friday’s Games Fairborn vs. Pickerington North/Toledo Start (Key Bank Tournament) Springboro vs. New Albany (IN)/North Central (IN) (North Central Tournament) West Carrollton at Greenville Xenia at Ponitz Saturday’s Games Fairborn vs. Centerville/Olentangy/Northland/Seton LaSalle (PA) (Key Bank Tournament) Lebanon vs. Fairfield at Fairmont —— Midwest Athletic Conference League Overall W-L W-L Versailles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 10-0 Fort Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 7-1 Marion Local . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 5-2 Coldwater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 5-3 New Knoxville . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 5-3 Delphos St. John’s . . . . . . . 1-1 4-3 New Bremen . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 5-5 Minster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 4-3 St. Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 5-4 Parkway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 2-6 Thursday’s Games Celina at Coldwater Marion Local vs. Lima Perry (Wapak Tourney) Minster vs. Sylvania Southview (Elida Tournament) St. John’s at Spencerville St. Marys at St. Henry Friday’s Games Fort Recovery at Troy Lincolnview at Parkway (Chatt Insurance Tourney) Marion Local vs. Wapakoneta/CoryRawson (Wapak Tourney) Minster vs. Elida/Lima Senior (Elida Tournament) Saturday’s Games Botkins at New Knoxville Delphos Jefferson/Fairlawn at Parkway (Chatt Insurance Tourney) Kalida at Minster New Bremen at Houston Versailles at Fort Loramie —— Other Girls League Overall W-L W-L Lehman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 1-8 Thursday’s Game Lehman vs. Russia (Buckeye Insurance Classic) Friday’s Games Lehman vs. Covington/Piqua (Buckeye Insurance Classic) Riverside vs. Carlisle (Bradford Holiday Tournament) Saturday’s Game Riverside vs. Bradford/Troy Christian (Bradford Holiday Tournament) —— Scoring leaders G Pts. Avg Konner Harris, Sidney ........10 233 23.3 Natalie Billing, Anna ............8 140 17.5 Darian Rose, FL ....................9 153 17.0 Kylie Wilson, Russia ...........10 158 15.8 Kayla Curlis, Christian Aca..7 101 11.7 Logan Pitts, Botkins............10 110 11.0 Kortney Phipps, Hous. ..........9 94 10.5 Erica Huber, Anna.................8 83 10.4

Ex-NFL GM: UM’s Denard Robinson could be CB ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Denard Robinson’s position is a secret for the final game of his college career. It perhaps provides a preview of his unclear future in football. The three-year starting quarterback might not throw for No. 19 Michigan against No. 11 South Carolina on New Year’s Day at the Outback Bowl. He probably will catch some passes, lining up as a running back or receiver. Robinson hopes showing that he can make plays without taking snaps will help NFL teams see what he can do. “If you’re making plays on the field, you can’t hide that,” Robinson said earlier this month before the

Wolverines traveled to Florida. “You can’t hide a playmaker.” Some project Robinson as a receiver in the pros. NFL draft consultant and former Dallas Cowboys general manager Gil Brandt has another idea. “I’d draft him to be a cornerback,” Brandt said. “A quarterback never wants to be told he’s going to have to play another position, but I don’t think he can play quarterback in the NFL. I do know teams are always looking for cornerbacks, and I think Robinson could do it because of his quickness and speed. “But he’d have to want to do it to make it work.” Robinson has declined

to say much about what position he wants to attempt to play at the next level, saying he just wants to enjoy his senior season. Nerve damage in his right elbow knocked him off the field Oct. 27 at Nebraska, keeping him out for the next two games and limiting his ability to throw in the final two games of the regular season. Michigan moved him to running back and also had him take snaps without throwing a pass against Iowa and Ohio State, games in which he had 23 carries for 220 yards and a score and two receptions for 24 yards. The Gamecocks are preparing for Robinson to play up to his spectac-

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Heat’s Miller gets 10,000th MIAMI (AP) — Heat forward Mike Miller is the 48th active player with at least 10,000 points in his NBA career. Miller reached the milestone with a 3-pointer with 10:25 left in the second quarter on Tuesday, when Miami hosted Oklahoma City in a rematch of last season's NBA Finals. Miller entered the game only one point shy of the mark. He's the second former Florida player to score 10,000 points, according to STATS LLC, and the 313th player in NBA history to reach that total. The Heat have six players with at least 10,000 points, with Miller joining Ray Allen, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Rashard Lewis and Chris Bosh. Only one other NBA team — the Los Angeles Lakers — have six 10,000-point scorers on their roster.

Cavs claim Livingston CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers claimed guard Shaun Livingston on waivers from Washington. To make room on their roster, the Cavs waived guard Donald Sloan, who appeared in 20 games for Cleveland this season. Livingston made four starts for the Wizards this season. He was waived on Sunday by Washington and the Cavs had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to claim him. He averaged 3.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 17 games. The 6-footer has appeared in 341 career NBA games. Sloan has appeared in 53 games — 11 starts — for Cleveland, which signed him from the Development League in March. The Cavs play at Washington on Wednesday night. They'll be without center Anderson Varejao, the league's top rebounder, who will miss his fourth straight game with a bruised right knee.

Andruw Jones arrested DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Former Atlanta Braves star center fielder Andruw Jones was free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta early Tuesday on a battery charge, according to jail records. Around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call for a domestic dispute between Jones and his wife in Duluth. Gwinnett County Detention Center records say Jones was booked into the jail around 3:45 a.m. and was released Jones on $2,400 bond by 11 a.m. Once one of the premier players in the big leagues, Jones broke into the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1996 and won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves from 1998-07 as their center fielder. He has 434 career home runs over the span of 17 seasons in the majors. Jones earlier this month signed a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League.

LeBron’s streak ends MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James' foul-free streak ended in a game against Oklahoma City. The Miami Heat forward was called for a foul against the Thunder's Serge Ibaka with 7:57 left in the first quarter of the teams' NBA Finals rematch, marking the first time since Dec. 8 that James was whistled for a personal. James went 254 minutes, 7 seconds of on-court time without being called for any fouls, though he was assessed one technical during that span for arguing a play where he thought he was fouled. He was called for backing into New Orleans' Lance Thomas with 2:30 left in the first quarter on Dec. 8. His first foul against Oklahoma City came when he tried to block a dunk attempt by Ibaka.

Growers drop Hamilton ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association has revoked its contract with its spokeswoman Suzy Favor Hamilton. In its newsletter “Tater Talk,” officials said they were in contact with the three-time Olympian Friday who confirmed the news was true that she worked as an escort and she agreed to the contract revocation. The board cited the moral turpitude clause in the contract, saying the situation would reflect unfavorably on the Antigo-based organization.

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Optimistic offseason for O’Brien STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Star lineb a c k e r Michael Mauti’s college football career had just come to an end in November when he O’Brien spotted the next generation of Penn State football players. So, he decided to do what Mauti had done time and again during his Nittany Lions career: He helped others, and imparted some inspirational words along the way. Adam Breneman, one of the top tight end prospects in the country, is one of them, and he listened intently. Mauti indeed passed the torch of leadership to Breneman and some other high school seniors on recruiting trips to Happy Valley that day, setting the tone for a critical offseason at Penn State. Indeed, there is no bowl game to rally around this season. No sunny destination dancing around in the Nittany Lions’ heads. No fun-filled reward for all of their hard work in this season of recovery at Penn State. But there is hope. There is optimism. And there is Year 2 of the Coach Bill O’Brien era to sculpt. No better time than the present. Under O’Brien, Penn State finished an overachieving 8-4 with a second-place finish in the Big Ten Leaders Division. The Nittany Lions went 6-2 in conference, and likely would have been a lock for a New Year’s Day bowl game. As it is, Penn State is not in a bowl for the first time in eight seasons. But there is much to build on. An emotional 24-21 overtime win, for instance, over Wisconsin in the finale sent the program into the offseason on a high note. And O’Brien will need that in his first full offseason to secure a recruiting class amid scholarship cuts. The sanctions — levied in July for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal — limit Penn State’s recruiting classes to no more than 15 a year for the next four years, starting with the 2013 class to be signed in early February. Most teams can sign 25. There is also a four-year postseason ban to digest. O’Brien will also need to find new leaders. Mauti was one of a group of seniors who helped keep most of the team together in the frenzied weeks after the NCAA announced the punishment. Breneman, a highly touted senior from Cedar Cliff High in Camp Hill, Pa., has a chance to be in that leadership mix someday. He has been part of a contingent of recruits who have been vocal about keeping their commitments despite the penalties. “Now, it’s our turn to come in, and, in a couple years, lead the program,” Breneman said recently, recounting Mauti’s postgame words to him. “That was definitely very motivating to talk to him.

“It’s a huge thing. Big shoes to follow up.” Breneman, coming off a right knee injury that sidelined him for his senior season, plans to enroll at Penn State in January after finishing his prep work a semester early. That will enable him to participate in spring practice. There’s an extra benefit for Penn State if players officially join the program in January, instead of waiting until early February to declare their college choices. January enrollees count against 2012, when there are no scholarship limits. That means the 2013 team could have more 15 new players scholarship while still meeting the NCAA sanction guidelines. So far, recruiting has been good, especially given the unprecedented circumstances of the past year. Joining Breneman in January will be junior college transfer Tyler Ferguson, a quarterback who figures to compete with Steven Bench now that recordsetting starter Matt McGloin is out of eligibility. Penn State also has a verbal commitment from blue-chip quarterback prospect Christian Hackenberg of Virginia, though he is not expected to join the team until this summer. “You never know until guys sign on the dotted line,” O’Brien said last week about recruiting. “But we feel good where we’re at.” As for the current Nittany Lions, NCAA rules prevent coaches from overseeing offseason workouts, though coaches can determine what areas need to be improved in the ramp up to March and spring practice. O’Brien said his coaching staff is looking at improving flexibility and speed, while reducing body fat and creating more muscle mass. “Is there a disadvantage to not having bowl practice? Certainly,” O’Brien said. “But there’s also the advantage of not having them.” In that respect, O’Brien said, that means concentrating on academics to finish the semester. One-on-one meetings with players focus on grades and requirements for majors these days, as well as “how can they improve in football and in their role on the team,” he said. Unofficially, players can get together on their own for workouts. That will be especially important in the passing game, for instance, with a bevy of returning receivers. Record-setting wideout Allen Robinson, for example, has to get acclimated to a new starting quarterback. For McGloin, this is a bittersweet time. Surely, he will miss being on the field, but he can also walk away knowing he did all he could in his final season. For now, he’s busy handing the leadership responsibilities on offense to Bench — the only scholarship quarterback on the team. “I’ve told Steven, it’s not my team any more. You have to take over, you have to manage stuff,” McGloin said this month. “He knows that.”

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SCOREBOARD St. Louis . . . . 7 7 1 .500 286 328 Arizona . . . . . 5 10 0 .333 237 330 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Saturday's Game Atlanta 31, Detroit 18 Sunday's Games Green Bay 55, Tennessee 7 Indianapolis 20, Kansas City 13 New Orleans 34, Dallas 31, OT Minnesota 23, Houston 6 Carolina 17, Oakland 6 Miami 24, Buffalo 10 Cincinnati 13, Pittsburgh 10 New England 23, Jacksonville 16 Washington 27, Philadelphia 20 St. Louis 28, Tampa Bay 13 San Diego 27, N.Y. Jets 17 Denver 34, Cleveland 12 Chicago 28, Arizona 13 Baltimore 33, N.Y. Giants 14 Seattle 42, San Francisco 13 Sunday, Dec. 30 Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 4:25 p.m. Miami at New England, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 8:20 p.m.

Michigan State (6-6) vs. TCU (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 31 High school Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. High school sports Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. State TONIGHT (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Girls basketball Sun Bowl Anna at Fort Loramie At El Paso, Texas Botkins at Houston Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Jackson Center at Fairlawn Cal (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) Lehman vs. Russia at Piqua Liberty Bowl Holiday Tournament, 4 p.m. At Memphis, Tenn. Minster at Elida Holiday TourIowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), nament 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Boys basketball Chick-fil-A Bowl Lehman vs. Russia at Piqua At Atlanta Holiday Tournament, 5:30 LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), Bowling 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Russia boys vs. Mississinawa at Tuesday, Jan. 1 New Bremen Heart of Dallas Bowl Russia girls vs. New Bremen at At Dallas Northland Lima Purdue (6-6) vs. Oklahoma FRIDAY State (7-5), Noon (ESPNU) Boys basketball Gator Bowl Sidney at Tipp City At Jacksonville, Fla. Fort Loramie at Jackson Center Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Minster at Houston Northwestern (9-3), Noon (ESPN2) New Knoxville at St. Marys Capital One Bowl New Bremen at Indian Lake At Orlando, Fla. Anna at Versailles Holiday Georgia (11-2) vs. Nebraska Tournament (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Fairlawn at Parkway Holiday Outback Bowl Tournament At Tampa, Fla. Riverside at Bradford Holiday South Carolina (10-2) vs. MichiTournament gan (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Lehman-Russia loser vs. PiquaRose Bowl Covington loser at Piqua Holiday At Pasadena, Calif. Tournament, 8 p.m. Stanford (11-2) vs. Wisconsin Girls basketball (8-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Russia-Lehman loser vs. PiquaOrange Bowl Covington loser at Piqua Holiday At Miami Tournament, 6:30 Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Fairlawn at Parkway Holiday Florida State (11-2), 8:30 p.m. Tournament (ESPN) Wrestling Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sidney, Versailles at holiday Sugar Bowl tournament at Wright State At New Orleans SATURDAY Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (10Boys basketball Bowl glance 2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Fort Loramie at New Bremen Thursday, Jan. 3 Sidney at Tecumseh College Football FBS Bowl Fiesta Bowl Spencerville at New Knoxville Glance At Glendale, Ariz. Houston at Ansonia The Associated Press Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon Lehman-Russia winner vs. Subject to Change (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Piqua-Covington winner at Piqua All Times EST Friday, Jan. 4 Holiday Tournament, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 Cotton Bowl Fairlawn at Parkway Holiday New Mexico Bowl At Arlington, Texas Tournament At Albuquerque Texas A&M (10-2) vs. OklaAnna at Versailles Holiday Arizona 49, Nevada 48 homa (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Tournament Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Saturday, Jan. 5 Riverside at Bradford Holiday At Boise, Idaho BBVA Compass Bowl Tournament Utah State 41, Toledo 15 At Birmingham, Ala. Girls basketball Thursday, Dec. 20 Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi Fairlawn at Parkway Holiday Poinsettia Bowl (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Tournament At San Diego Sunday, Jan. 6 St. Marys at Sidney BYU 23, San Diego State 6 Bowl Lehman at Piqua Holiday TurFriday, Dec. 21 At Mobile, Ala. nament Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas Versailles at Fort Loramie At St. Petersburg, Fla. State (9-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Graham at Anna UCF 38, Ball State 17 Monday, Jan. 7 Botkins at New Knoxville Saturday, Dec. 22 BCS National Championship Kalida at Minster New Orleans Bowl At Miami New Bremen at Houston Louisiana-Lafayette 43, East Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama Wrestling (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sidney, Versailles at holiday Carolina 34 MAACO Bowl Saturday, Jan. 19 tournament at Wright State Las Vegas RAYCOM College Football AllLehman at Lima Catholic Boise State 28, Washington 26 Star Classic Swimming Monday, Dec. 24 At Montgomery, Ala. Versailes at Lima Holiday TourHawaii Bowl Stars vs. Stripes, 3 p.m. nament At Honolulu (CBSSN) Bowling SMU 43, Fresno State 10 East-West Shrine Classic Russia vs. Lima Temple at MinWednesday, Dec. 26 At St. Petersburg, Fla. ster Little Caesars Pizza Bowl East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) At Detroit Saturday, Jan. 26 OOTBALL Central Michigan (6-6) vs. Senior Bowl Western Kentucky (7-5), 7:30 p.m. At Mobile, Ala. NFL standings (ESPN) North vs. South, TBA (NFLN) Thursday, Dec. 27 National Football League Military Bowl The Associated Press ASKETBALL At Washington All Times EST Bowling Green (8-4) vs. San AMERICAN CONFERENCE NBA standings Jose State (10-2), 3 p.m. (ESPN) East Belk Bowl National Basketball W L T Pct PF PA At Charlotte, N.C. Association y-New Eng. . 11 4 0 .733 529 331 Duke (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3), The Associated Press Miami . . . . . . 7 8 0 .467 288 289 All Times EST N.Y. Jets . . . . 6 9 0 .400 272 347 6:30 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl EASTERN CONFERENCE Buffalo. . . . . . 5 10 0 .333 316 426 At San Diego Atlantic Division South Baylor (7-5) vs. UCLA (9-4), W L Pct GB y-Houston . . 12 3 0 .800 400 303 New York . . . . . . . 20 8 .714 — x-Indianapolis. 10 5 0 .667 329 371 9:45 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 28 Boston . . . . . . . . . 14 13 .519 5½ Tennessee . . . 5 10 0 .333 292 451 Independence Bowl Brooklyn . . . . . . . 14 13 .519 5½ Jacksonville . 2 13 0 .133 235 406 At Shreveport, La. 7 Philadelphia . . . . 13 15 .464 North Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio Toronto . . . . . . . . . 9 19 .321 11 y-Baltimore . 10 5 0 .667 381 321 Southeast Division x-Cincinnati . 9 6 0 .600 368 303 (8-4), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl Miami . . . . . . . . . 19 6 .760 — Pittsburgh. . . 7 8 0 .467 312 304 At Orlando, Fla. 3 Atlanta . . . . . . . . 16 9 .640 Cleveland . . . 5 10 0 .333 292 344 Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers Orlando . . . . . . . . 12 15 .444 8 West Charlotte . . . . . . . 7 20 .259 13 y-Denver . . . 12 3 0 .800 443 286 (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Meineke Car Care Bowl Washington . . . . . 3 22 .120 16 San Diego . . . 6 9 0 .400 326 329 At Houston Central Division Oakland . . . . 4 11 0 .267 269 419 Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech Indiana . . . . . . . . 16 12 .571 — Kansas City . 2 13 0 .133 208 387 (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Chicago . . . . . . . . 15 12 .556 ½ NATIONAL CONFERENCE Saturday, Dec. 29 Milwaukee. . . . . . 14 12 .538 1 East Armed Forces Bowl 8 Detroit . . . . . . . . . 9 21 .300 W L T Pct PF PA At Fort Worth, Texas Cleveland . . . . . . . 6 23 .207 10½ Washington. . 9 6 0 .600 408 370 Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6), WESTERN CONFERENCE Dallas . . . . . . 8 7 0 .533 358 372 Southwest Division N.Y. Giants . . 8 7 0 .533 387 337 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl San Antonio. . . . . 21 8 .724 — Philadelphia . 4 11 0 .267 273 402 At San Francisco Memphis . . . . . . . 18 7 .720 1 South Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (8- Houston . . . . . . . . 15 12 .556 5 y-Atlanta . . . 13 2 0 .867 402 277 Dallas . . . . . . . . . 12 16 .429 8½ New Orleans . 7 8 0 .467 423 410 4), 4 p.m. (ESPN2) Pinstripe Bowl New Orleans . . . . 5 22 .185 15 Tampa Bay . . 6 9 0 .400 367 377 At New York Northwest Division Carolina . . . . 6 9 0 .400 313 325 Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia Oklahoma City . . 21 6 .778 — North 7 Minnesota . . . . . . 13 12 .520 y-Green Bay. 11 4 0 .733 399 299 (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl Denver . . . . . . . . . 15 14 .517 7 Minnesota . . . 9 6 0 .600 342 314 At San Antonio Utah. . . . . . . . . . . 15 14 .517 7 Chicago . . . . . 9 6 0 .600 349 253 Texas (8-4) vs. Orgeon State (9- Portland. . . . . . . . 13 13 .500 7½ Detroit. . . . . . 4 11 0 .267 348 411 3), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Pacific Division West Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl L.A. Clippers . . . . 22 6 .786 — x-San Fran. . 10 4 1 .700 370 260 At Tempe, Ariz. Golden State . . . . 18 10 .643 4 x-Seattle. . . . 10 5 0 .667 392 232




L.A. Lakers . . . . . 14 14 .500 8 Phoenix . . . . . . . . 11 17 .393 11 Sacramento . . . . . 9 18 .333 12½ Tuesday's Games Boston 93, Brooklyn 76 L.A. Lakers 100, New York 94 Miami 103, Oklahoma City 97 Houston 120, Chicago 97 L.A. Clippers 112, Denver 100 Wednesday's Games Miami at Charlotte, inc. Chicago at Indiana, inc. New Orleans at Orlando, inc. Cleveland at Washington, inc. Detroit at Atlanta, inc.. Houston at Minnesota, inc. Philadelphia at Memphis, inc. Brooklyn at Milwaukee, inc. Toronto at San Antonio, inc. L.A. Lakers at Denver, inc. New York at Phoenix, inc. Golden State at Utah, inc. Sacramento at Portland, inc. Thursday's Games Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Friday's Games Phoenix at Indiana, 7 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Recent moves Recent Sports Transactions The Associated Press BASKETBALL National Basketball Association WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Signed G Shelvin Mack and G Garrett Temple. FOOTBALL National Football League FALCONS — ATLANTA Placed WR Kevin Cone on injured reserve. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Signed LB D.J. Bryant to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Placed CB Dre Kirkpatrick on injured reserve. Claimed WR Dane Sanzenbacher off waivers from Chicago. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Placed RB Rashad Jennings, LB Greg K. Jones, G Mark Asper and WR Cecil Shorts on injured reserve. Claimed G Mark Asper and TE Allen Reisner off waivers from Minnesota. Signed WR Jerrrell Jackson from the practice squad.



This weekend Weekend Time Schedule The Associated Press All Times EST Saturday BOWL GAMES Armed Forces Bowl at Fort Worth, Texas: Rice vs. Air Force, 11:45 a.m. Pinstripe Bowl at New York: Syracuse vs. West Virginia, 3:15 p.m. Fight Hunger Bowl at San Francisco: Arizona State vs. Navy, 4 p.m. Alamo Bowl at San Antonio: Texas vs. Orgeon State, 6:45 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Tempe, Ariz.: Michigan State vs. TCU, 10:15 p.m. TOP 25 BASKETBALL Men No. 1 Duke vs. Santa Clara, Noon No. 2 Michigan vs. Central Michigan, 7 p.m. No. 4 Louisville vs. Kentucky, 4 p.m. No. 6 Kansas vs. American, 8 p.m. No. 9 Syracuse vs. Alcorn State, 7 p.m. No. 10 Ohio State vs. Chicago State, 4:30 p.m. No. 12 Illinois vs. Auburn at the United Center, 2:15 p.m. No. 14 Florida vs. Air Force at the BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla., 4:30 p.m. No. 16 Creighton vs. Evansville, 8:05 p.m. No. 18 Butler at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. No. 20 UNLV at North Carolina, 2 p.m. No. 23 N.C. State vs. Western Michigan, Noon No. 25 Kansas State vs. UMKC, 7 p.m.

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