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COMING MONDAY American Profile • Taking the Plunge: The thrills and chiills of a New Year’s Day dip. Inside

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Vol. 122 No. 260

Sidney, Ohio

December 29, 2012

Fletcher man End game at hand in ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations sentenced to prison BY JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders launched a final attempt at compromise Friday night in hopes of preventing a toxic blend of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts from taking effect at the turn of the new year. “I am hopeful and optimistic” of reaching an agreement after months of gridlock, the Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell, of

Kentucky, said after a meeting with President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders at the White House. He said he hoped for a compromise that could be presented to rank and file lawmakers by Sunday, little more than 24 hours before the year-end deadline. Said Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “I’m going to do everything I can” to prevent the tax increases and spending cuts that threaten to send the economy into recession. He cautioned, “Whatever we come up with is going to

be imperfect. Success was far from guaranteed in an atmosphere of political mistrust — even on a slimmed-down deal that postponed hard decisions about spending cuts into 2013 — in a Capitol where lawmakers grumbled about the likelihood of spending the new year holiday in the Capitol. “The clock is ticking,” Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said in remarks on the Senate floor as Obama and congressional leaders were meeting See CLIFF/Page 7A

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DEATHS Obituaries and/or death notices for the following people appear on Page 5A today: • William L. Moloney • Claude Allen Roe • Alkie M. Plantz • Cecelia D. Simon • Ann L. York

INDEX Auglaize Neighbors.............1B Business ...........................10A City, County records ...........2A Classified.........................5-7B Comics ...............................3B Hints from Heloise ..............6A Horoscope ...................3B, 9A Localife ............................8-9A Nation/World.......................7A Obituaries ...........................5A Sports .........................11-13A State news..........................6A ’Tween 12 and 20...............9A Weather/Sudoku/Abby/Out of the Past/Dr. Donohue....4B

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The coolest teacher This rakish fellow is ready to join the faculty at Lehman Catholic High School, provided they are willing to turn up the air conditioning in the school. He was spotted guarding the school sign Friday afternoon.

BY WILL E SANDERS Civitas Media TROY — A Fletcher man received a 34-month prison sentence Thursday after authorities found him in possession of a stolen semi tractor from a Texas impound lot, along with Pohlhamus several other stolen vehicles, at his Fletcher homestead in April. For Clifford A. Polhamus Jr., 60, it will not be his first time in prison — he was convicted of similar crimes in 2004, and served three years behind prison bars. First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Tony Kendell asked for a prison sentence given Polhamus’ “checkered past.” “It’s the state’s position that he be returned to prison,” Kendell said. Polhamus was found guilty at his two-day bench trial in common please court last month where a judge found him guilty of two counts of restolen property, ceiving fourth-degree felonies. He was found not guilty of a third charge, having a weapon while under disability, a thirddegree felony. Polhamus did not speak in court except to answer a couple of questions by Judge Christopher Gee, who served See PRISON/Page 5A


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“Ours is the age of substitutes: Instead of language we have jargon; instead of principles, slogans; and instead of genuine ideas, bright suggestions.” — Eric Bentley, British-born American author and educator. For more on today in history, turn to Page 7A.

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New commissioner Shelby County Common Pleas Judge James Stevenson (left) swears in newly elected County Commissioner Robert Guillozet (second from right), of Sidney, as his family looks on. Pictured from left are his brother, Tom Guillozet, of Piqua, his wife, Bonnie, and his sons, Frank, of Port Jefferson, and Danny, of Troy.

Most banks and government offices will be closed New Year’s Day. Some will close early on New Year’s Eve. Most groceries and pharmacies will be open on New Year’s Day, but some will close early the night before. Information about closings is as follows: • Sidney Daily News offices will close Monday at 5 p.m. The newspaper does not publish on Tuesdays, so there will be no newspaper on New Year’s Day, and the office will be closed all day. • Government and service offices: The post office windows will be closed Tuesday and there will be no mail delivery. All city offices will be closed Tuesday. Most county

offices will be closed on New Year’s Day. Trash collection will be follow the regular schedule Monday and be delayed one day the rest of the week. The recycling center will operate on its regular schedule Monday. There will be no pick-up Tuesday. Pickup in Jackson Center will take place Wednesday and the rest of the week will be the usual schedule. • Banks: All banks will be closed Tuesday. Closing times on Monday are as follows: Osgood State Bank will close at noon. First National Bank, Minster Bank and the downtwon office of Mutual Federal Savings Bank will all close at 3 p.m. The Kroger office of See CLOSED/Page 4A



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In Sidney Municipal Court Friday Ricky J. Sharp, 21, 1916 Fair Oaks Drive, was sentenced to 179 days jail previously imposed for a probation violation in an assault case, and 55 days previously imposed in a theft case. • Lonnie J. Gambrel, 27, 3300 Leatherwood Creek Road, was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail, with credit for one day served, on a domestic violence charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. He will be permitted to complete an anger/rage program in lieu of 10 days jail and be evaluated for drug and alcohol abuse and mental health purposes in lieu of 10 days. The balance of the jail time may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full. • Benjamin T. Flinn Jr., 19, 5645 Houston Road, Houston, was sentenced to five days in jail previously ordered, with credit for one day served, for a probation violation in a drug abuse case. If fines and costs are paid in full, jail may be reconsidered. • Linda K. Shadoan, 49, 306 1/2 N. Main Ave., was fined $100 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for one day served, on a disorderly conduct charge. She will be permitted to continue and complete counseling in lieu of 20 days jail and 9 days jail may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid. • Anthony M. Kyle, 26, 5880 State Route 29, lot 57, was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 10 days in jail on a theft charge that was amended to attempted theft. If fines and costs are paid in full, jail may be reconsidered. • David W. Brussell Jr., 35, 272 Oakwood


Drive, Apt. B, Fort Loramie, was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail on a domestic violence charge that was amended to disorderly conduct. He will receive credit for one day served and may be evaluated for drug and alcohol abuse in lieu of five days jail. Five days may be reconsidered if fines and costs are paid in full and he must report to jail for 19 days. • Ben Brandewie, 38, 236 Jefferson St., Apt. 7, was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 13 days in jail for driving while under a 12-point license suspension. Ten days of the sentence will be suspended if he pays fines and costs in full and he must report to jail for three days. In Municipal Court Wednesday, Dawn Anderson, 41, 1023 N. Main Ave., was fined $250 and costs and sentenced to 45 days in jail on a theft that was charge amended to attempted theft. The court will suspend 15 days of the jail sentence if she successfully completes a year’s probation and she may be evaluated for drug and alcohol and mental health purposes in lieu of 15 days jail. The balance of the jail time may be reconsidered if fines and costs and restitution of $125.76 are paid in full. • Lasitovy K. Shropshire, 35, 221 1/2 E. Court St., was sentenced to 20 days in jail previously ordered for a probation violation in a criminal damages case. • Jose Ramon Matos Diaz, 37, 1510 Spruce Ave., Apt. 7, was fined $150 and costs and sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for one day served, on a disorderly conduct charge. He may be evaluated for drug and alcohol abuse in lieu

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the Shelby County Recycling Center, 1600 Riverside Drive, to inFRIDAY vestigate a possible bur-4:55 a.m.: burglary. glary. Deputies responded to

Ohio’s unsolved homicide database tops 1,000 cases

FRIDAY -12:02 a.m.: arrest. Sidney police charged Jay A. Moon, 32, no address given, with contempt of court and resisting arrest following an incident in the 100 block of South Ohio Avenue THURSDAY -6:19 p.m.: theft. Daniel Bowman, 2599 N.

State Route 29, reported the theft of $250 in cash from 1515 N. Main Ave. -1:21 p.m.: theft. Lillian I. Shoe, 320 S. Miami Ave., reported an Apple I-Pod phone had been stolen from 208 Sophia Ave. -10:15 a.m.: theft. A juvenile victim reported the theft of a laptop computer think pad valued at $500 from 145 Brooklyn Ave.

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-7:02 a.m.: juvenile offense. Police arrested a 16-year-old youth for being delinquent following an incident at 827 N. Ohio Ave.

THURSDAY -7:46 p.m.: fire alarm. Sidney firefighters responded to a fire alarm at 1650 Michigan St. that was activated by a short circuit in a light fixture. -4:21 p.m.: accident. Paramedics were dispatched to an auto accident in the 2100 block of St. Marys Avenue. No one was injured. -2:58 p.m.: medical. Medics responded to a medical call in the 500 block of North Vandemark Road. -2:26 p.m.: investigation. Firefighters responded to 1541 Beck Drive for a carbon monoxide investigation. No problem was found. -10:34 p.m.: medical. Paramedics were dispatched to the 2500 block of North Kuther Road for a medical call.

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Praying Hitler draws CLOSED mixed reactions BY VANESSA GERA Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A statue of Adolf Hitler praying on his knees is on display in the former Warsaw Ghetto, the place where so many Jews were killed or sent to their deaths by Hitler’s regime, and it is provoking mixed reactions. The work, “HIM” by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, has drawn many visitors since it was installed last month. It is visible only from a distance, and the artist doesn’t make explicit what Hitler is praying for, but the broader point, organizers say, is to make people reflect on the nature of evil. In any case, some are angered by the statue’s presence in such a sensitive site. One Jewish advocacy group, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, this week called the statue’s placement “a senseless provocation which insults the memory of the Nazis’ Jewish victims.” “As far as the Jews were concerned, Hitler’s only ‘prayer’ was that they be wiped off the face of the earth,” the group’s Israel director, Efraim Zuroff, said in a statement. However, many others are praising the artwork, saying it has a strong emotional impact. And organizers defend putting it on display in the former ghetto. Fabio Cavallucci, director of the Center for Contemporary Art, which oversaw the installation, said, “There is no intention from the side of the artist or the center to insult Jewish memory.”

“It’s an artwork that tries to speak about the situation of hidden evil everywhere,” he said. The Warsaw ghetto was an area of the city which the Nazis sealed off after they invaded Poland. They forced Jews to live in cramped, inhuman conditions there as they awaited deportation to death camps. Many died from hunger or disease or were shot by the Germans before they could be transported to the camps. The Hitler installation is just one object in a retrospective of Cattelan’s work titled “Amen,” a show that explores life, death, good and evil. The other works are on display at the center itself, which is housed in the Ujazdowski Castle. The Hitler representation is visible from a hole in a wooden gate across town on Prozna Street. Viewers only see the back of the small figure praying in a courtyard. Because of its small size, it appears to be a harmless schoolboy. “Every criminal was once a tender, innocent and defenseless child,” the center said in a commentary on the work. Poland’s chief rabbi, Michael Schudrich, said he was consulted on the installation’s placement ahead of time and did not oppose it because he saw value in the artist’s attempt to try to raise moral questions by provoking viewers. He said he was reassured by curators who told him there was no intention of rehabilitating Hitler but rather of showing that evil can present itself in the guise of a “sweet praying child.”

Drilling opponents tie NE Ohio rally to new film YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — Anti-drilling demonstrators in northeast Ohio say a new movie inspired their protest in Youngstown, where deep injection of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing was linked to a series of earthquakes. Demonstrator Jane Spies (speez) says about 40 people attended the Friday rally by the Frackfree America National Coalition. It’s drawing attention to an initiative it’s pursuing that would prohibit drilling rigs, wastewater

deep-injection wells and other oil and gas infrastructure around homes, schools, cemeteries, parks and national forests. In the trailer for the movie “Promised Land,” starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, the land man played by Damon says an upcoming community vote will hurt his chances of getting people to sign new oil and gas leases. The Youngtown-based group says it hopes its efforts put up similar roadblocks in Ohio.

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“I felt there could be educational value to it,” said Schudrich, who also wrote an introduction to the exhibition’s catalogue in which he says art can “force us to face the evil of the world.” On Friday, a stream of people walked by to view the work, and many praised it. “It had a big emotional impact on me. It’s provocative, but it’s not offensive,” said Zofia Jablonska, a 30year-old lawyer. “Having him pray in the place where he would kill people — this was the best place to put it.”

Mutual Federal and PNC Bank will close at 4 p.m. All branches of Peoples Federal Savings and Loan will close at 5 p.m. Fifth Third Bank will close at 6 p.m. US Bank and Chase will be open will be open regular hours. • Supermarkets and groceries: Kroger is open Monday until 11 p.m. It will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Walmart is open 24 hours. Sidney Foodtown will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Woody’s Market will be open Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed Tuesday. Sav-ALot will be open from 8

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From Page 1 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days. • Pharmacies: Walgreens pharmacy is open regular hours on New Year’s Eve and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Year’s Day. The CVS store is open on New Year’s Day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; however, the pharmacy is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bunny’s Pharmacy is open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is closed Tuesday. The Kroger pharmacy is open New Year’s Eve until 6 p.m. and New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Walmart pharmacy is open Monday until 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to

6 p.m. The Medicine Shoppe will be closed New Year’s Day. • Agencies and organizations: The Ross Historical Center and the Alpha Center will be closed until Jan. 3. The Senior Center will be closed Tuesday. FISH and Agape Distribution will closed until Jan. 2. The YMCA will close on New Year’s Eve at 3 p.m. and be closed on New Year’s Day. All branches of the Shelby County library will be open Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed Tuesday. The Gateway Arts Council art galleries will be closed Monday and Tuesday.


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Cecelia D. Simon VERSAILLES — Cecelia D. Simon, 96, of Versailles, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles. Arrangements by Bailey Zechar Funeral Home.

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Alkie M. Plantz JACKSON CENTER — Alkie M. Plantz, 69, of Jackson Center, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Wapakoneta.


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AMESVILLE (AP) — A southeast Ohio sheriff says charges are pending for a man whose family called 911 to report that he had fatally shot his dog and was refusing to put down an AK-47 assault rifle. Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly says the armed man apparently was delusional and was inside an Amesville home with an adult brother when deputies responded on Friday. The man eventually surrendered to deputies without incident and was being evaluated by a mental health agency. No other injuries were reported. The sheriff says the armed man’s brother told investigators he believed the man was delusional because he was going through withdrawal as he tried to give up drinking alcohol. Authorities were not immediately releasing the man’s name because he had not been charged.

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brother, Michael L. Wagaman. Ann was a retired beautician. She was the former owner and operator of Beauty Ann’s Salon in Versailles. She was a 1961 graduate of Versailles High School and was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles and the Indian Lake Moose Club. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with the Rev. David Vincent as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The famwill receive ily friends on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Blood Center. Condolences for the family may be expressed through

What is your New Year’s resolution? David Szippl Sidney “Appreciate good things in life.”

Jenna Hall Sidney 10, daughter of Johnny Hall and Brandy Hunter “To pass fourth grade.”

Donald Garrett Kettlersville 6, son of Natalie Garrett and Donald Garrett “I want to go to the beach.”

Billie Stiffler Russia “I’m saving up my money to buy six of those miniature stallions for my horse barn.”

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Claude Allen Roe Claude Allen Roe, 76, of 17214 Dingman Slagle Road, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at Fair Haven Shelby County Home. He was born on April 8, 1936, in Smythe County, Va., the son of the late Roy and Margie (Goff) Roe. On Dec. 26, 1958 he married Evelyn Janet Rickert, who survives along with two daughters, Teresa Rose and Bruce, of husband Quincy, and Catherine Ashton, of Sidney; three brothers, Robert and Lonnie Roe, both of Sidney, and Howard Roe, of Saltville, Va., three sisters, Sylvia Puckett and husband Mike and Elizabeth Terry, both of Saltville, Va., and Roberta Dowell of Culpepper, Va., and five grandchildren, Ryan Rose and wife Rebekah, Adam Rose and wife Rhiannon, Eric Ashton and wife Lacey, Amanda Ashton, and Chelsey Favors. Five great-grandchildren, Zane and Lillian Rose, Elijah and Tyler Ashton, and Lukas Holthaus, also survive him. He was preceded in

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Ann L. York V E R SAILLES — Ann L. York, 70, of Versailles, passed away at 9:54 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Valley Miami Hospital in Dayton. She was born Nov. 5, 1942, in Greenville, a daughter of the late Lewis E. and Martha E. (Baltes) Wagaman. Ann is survived by her husband, James R. York, whom she married June 26, 1965; sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Brenda York, of Versailles, Bruce York, of Versailles, Chris and Lynda York, of Versailles and Dan York and Abby Luginbuhl, of Troy; grandchildren, Aaron, Kori, Ryan, Kristin, Alexis, Natalie, Emma, Mallory and Danica, all of Versailles; brothers and sister-in-law, John and Betty Wagaman, of Versailles; sister and brother-in-law, Merilyn and Ed Borchers, of Russia; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Ann was also preceded in death by a

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as the judge for the man’s bench trial last month. In handing down the sentence Gee said Polhamus has displayed “an absence of remorse” and sentenced him to two 17month sentences, which are to be served consecutively. Authorities arrested Polhamus April 18 at his property, located at 5345 E. U.S. Route 36, east of Fletcher. The arrest was made while serving a search warrant and deputies seized several semi tractors and at least one vehicle, in addition to a firearm and several financial documents. The search was performed by the Miami County Sheriff ’s Office after gaining information that a semi on Polhamus’ property was stolen out of a Coman County, Texas, police impound lot.

death by one sister, Virginia Puckett; and five brothers, Carl, Charles, Thomas, Melvin, and Johnny Roe. Mr. Roe retired from the Copeland Corp. as a machinist after 43 years of service. He was a member of the Sidney Eagles and the Lakeview Moose Lodge. Claude enjoyed spending time in his garden. He loved his two pugs, Bubba and Baby, but most of all he loved his family, who will miss him greatly. Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., by Pastor Bill Halter. Burial will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Shelby County Animal Shelter, 1100 Clem Road, Sidney, OH 45365, in memory of Claude Allen Roe. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Roe family at

From Page 1 The vehicle was initially impounded after inaccuracies were found regarding the VIN number, according to the sheriff’s office. Polhamus, who runs C&P Transportation, was convicted of similar crimes in 2004 and was sentenced to three years in prison. In that case, Polhamus was convicted of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and conspiracy to engage in corrupt activity, both felonies. In the previous case Polhamus was found to have “used tools to disassemble or alter the stolen vehicles to conceal their identity,” court records show. Polhamus faced a maximum prison sentence of three years in prison in his most recent case. No restitution was ordered in the case.

Sidney 16, son of Sandy Parrett and Dale Fitchpatrick “I hope to graduate this year from high school.”

Danielle Rafferty Sidney “Learn how to cook. Try new stuff.”

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Bray fined for theft from humane society Angela Bray, treasurer of the Shelby County Humane S o c i e t y, was fined $300 and costs and sentenced to five years of commuBray nity cont r o l during her appearance in Shelby County Common Pleas Court on petty theft charges Thursday afternoon. Judge James Stephenson also ordered Bray to complete 40 hours of community service. Bray and Mike Lescowitch, society president, were indicted in October by the Shelby County Grand Jury on theft charges following a three-month investigation of alleged illegal activity. Both officers later pled guilty to petty theft charges. Lescowitch is sched-

uled to appear for his sentencing Jan. 2 at 1:30 p.m. The two officials were indicted for making personal purchases under the 501(c)(3) status of the humane society to avoid sales tax, although the society had failed to file proper documentation to continue its nonprofit status. Investigators allege Human Society funds were used for tires for Bray’s personal vehicle, personal cell phone bills, Wii games and various other purchases not for the society. Walmart gift cards were also said to have been purchased and later used to purchase groceries, cigarettes and other items for personal use. Misuse of society credit cards was also alleged. Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart estimates a total of $18,485 was misappropriated by the two officials. It is also believed $649.46 is owed the state for sales tax.

Voters reminded of registration deadline Area residents who plan to vote in the Feb. 5 special Shelby County election must be registered at least 30 days before the election. The deadline to register with the Shelby County Board of Elections in Sidney is Jan. 7. Also, if any voter has changed addresses since they last voted and has not notified the election board of the change, should do so by the

same deadline. The special election will include ballot issues for the Jackson Center Local School District and Loramie Township, Russia Fire District. Registration forms are available at the board of elections, 230 E. Court St., Sidney, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles One Stop Shop at 1000 Milligan Court and all Amos Memorial Library branches.


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Parents of autistic boy Ski resorts sue Ohio health dept. celebrating BY AMANDA LEE MYERS Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of an autistic toddler are suing the state Department of Health and others, accusing them of denying their son federally mandated treatment in a case that could affect how other autistic children are cared for in the state. The lawsuit, filed last week in federal court in Cincinnati, accuses the state of discriminating against children with autism and their parents by failing to provide them with a type of intensive treatment known as applied behavioral analysis. The lawsuit was filed by Robert and Holly Young, of Williamsburg, about 25 miles east of Cincinnati. The Youngs’ 2-year-old son, Roman, was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism a year and a half ago. “It’s been a living nightmare,” said Holly Young, a Miami Township police officer. “It’s heart-wrenching to know what you need to give your son and you can’t provide it, and no one will help. And the people who are supposed to help seem to be turning their backs.” Under the Individuals with Disabilities Act, states are required to provide early intervention services for children with autism, a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties

communicating, emotional detachment and excessively rigid or repetitive behavior, among other symptoms. States get federal money to provide the treatment, with the goal of turning children with autism into self-sufficient adults who won’t have to depend on public resources. The Youngs argue that Roman, who doesn’t speak and has other difficulties, needs 46 hours of applied behavioral analysis a week, including 33 hours of in-home, one-on-one time with a therapist. That’s based on diagnoses and recommendations the Youngs got from various autism experts, including doctors at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Dayton-based Trumpet Behavioral Health. The Youngs say the state has repeatedly denied their requests for the intensive therapy, offering just two hours of speech therapy a month. “The state is condemning Roman to a life that will not be self-sufficient, that will not minimize his need for special education, and that will not maximize his potential to live independently,” according to the lawsuit, filed Dec. 18. “The developmental time lost to Roman due to the state’s culpability cannot be regained. Roman is being irreparably harmed for life and the harm mounts daily.” Department of Health spokesman Robert Jen-

nings said Friday he could not comment on the Youngs’ case because of the pending legal action. But he said federal guidelines don’t specifically require states to provide applied behavioral analysis. “Therefore it is not he said, provided,” adding that the state provides a number of other treatments. The Youngs have been using grants to pay for 15 hours of applied behavioral analysis for Roman, but Holly Young said the grants expire next month and she and her husband, a Miami firefighter, Township have taken out loans, used up credit cards and gotten help from friends and family to pay for their son’s treatment. The lawsuit said the couple is on the brink of bankruptcy. Jim Ball, executive chair of the national board of the Bethesda, Md.-based Autism Society of America, said lawsuits like the one the Youngs filed are not uncommon in the U.S. He said parents seeking the best treatment for their children are at odds with states and school districts trying to minimize costs while following federal requirements to treat autistic children. Access to applied behavioral analysis, widely considered the best treatment for many children with autism, is spotty across the country and often comes down to where a child is born, how well off the

parents are or how much government agencies are willing to pay, Ball said. “It’s sad to say, but in a lot of cases it comes down to money,” he said. The Youngs will be in court on Wednesday arguing for a judge to order the state to immediately begin providing intensive therapy to Roman as the lawsuit proceeds. Besides the 46 hours of therapy a week for Roman, the lawsuit seeks more than $3 million in compensatory damages for the Young family and a declaration that the state “systemically violates the rights of infants and toddlers with disabilities when it unilaterally and categorically excludes certain intensive early intervention services.” The lawsuit came just three days before Gov. John Kasich expressed his support of a plan for the state to require health insurance companies to cover therapy and treatment for children with autism starting in 2014. Most private carriers don’t offer coverage for children with autism. Ohio’s new requirement will allow parents to get coverage through health insurance sold in the private market and in the upcoming federal health insurance exchange and for state employees. The requirement won’t include the self-insured and large group insurers.

Ohio spends fewer Medicaid dollars than budgeted BY ANN SANNER Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio has spent fewer dollars on Medicaid than expected under its current two-year budget. State officials have been working to rein in the cost of the $19.8 billion health program for low-income people. The slowdown in spending comes as Gov. John Kasich prepares to unveil his next two-year spending blueprint in February. In the budget year that ended in June, state figures show that Ohio spent $590 million less in state and federal dollars than it had anticipated. Medicaid spending for the current fiscal year is also tracking below projections. The state has spent about $6.2 billion on Medicaid since July. That’s about $219 million — or 3 percent less — than it is expected to spend through November, according to the lat-

est data available. Ohio Medicaid Director John McCarthy credited the slowdown to changes in provider reimbursements, more conservative budgeting and better contract negotiations. He also said a new system for processing claims has meant that the state is better at rejecting claims that should have been paid by Medicare or those that don’t fit Medicaid rules. Still, he noted that while the savings seem significant, they’re still just a fraction of the federal-state program’s cost. Medicaid spending accounts for roughly a third of all funds Ohio gets from state and federal dollars, fees and other sources. “The better job we do now of getting control of the program and expenditures, it helps us going into the next budget,” McCarthy said. He said the slowdown in spending allows officials to look at what invest-

ments or changes they want to make to the program. Medicaid’s growth rate is among the factors state officials are watching as they decide in the coming year whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care law. The state’s cost-wary officials are assessing the long-term impact of expanding Medicaid. And McCarthy said the administration is closely following discussions about the “fiscal cliff” in Washington, fearing that a possible deal to avoid the tax increases and spending cuts could include pushing more of the cost of the Medicaid program toward states. The state is bracing for hundreds of thousands of eligible Ohioans to sign up for Medicaid once the federal law requires most people to have health insurance. Ohio officials estimate there will be a roughly $700 million increase in the cost of the program

in 2014 and 2015, as 319,000 new people come onto the rolls. Kasich, a Republican, has said he plans to make known his decision on whether to expand Medicaid when he releases his next budget. Under the law, the federal government will cover 100 percent of the cost of the first three years of the expansion, gradually phasing down to a 90 percent share — still a far more generous match than states have traditionally received. The expansion is expected to provide coverage to about half the 30 million uninsured people nationwide who will benefit from the law. Under the health care law, Medicaid would be expanded on Jan. 1, 2014, to cover people making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line, or about $15,400 a year for an individual. Medicaid currently covers roughly 2.3 million low-income and disabled people in Ohio.

Shooting case may include taped chats CHARDON (AP) — The judge handling an Ohio teenager’s trial stemming from a deadly school shooting has refused to exclude taped comments made by the suspect’s relatives while they were in a police interrogation room. Geauga County Judge David Fuhry rejected the effort by T.J. Lane’s defense to rule out the conversations for his murder trial next month. In a ruling Thursday, Fuhry agreed with prose-

cutors’ argument that there was no reasonable expectation of privacy while Lane’s parents, grandparents and teenage sister talked among themselves because they were in a police interview room, though not in the presence of officers. The privacy expectation is key in determining whether intercepted communications violate wiretap laws. “They knew or should have known that this

was an interrogation room and not a private area where private conversations can take place,” the ruling said. A defense attorney declined to comment Friday on the ruling. Lane, 18, is being tried as an adult for the Feb. 27 shootings at Chardon High School that left three students dead and others injured. He has filed an insanity plea and faces up to life in prison without chance of parole if convicted.

Investigators say Lane admitted shooting at students but couldn’t say why. His relatives were taken to the police station after the shootings, and the family was left alone in the interview room before police separately questioned each person, according to court documents. The relatives testified they were unaware of taped surveillance of their personal conversations in the interview room.

heavy snow COLUMBUS (AP) — After a bleak winter for Ohio ski resorts last year, this week’s heavy snowfall is being celebrated as many slopes open for the first time this season. “Mother Nature finally woke up and came in with a big punch,” Greg Fisher, general manager of Mad River Mountain ski resort, told The Columbus Dispatch for a story Friday. “It’s not very often that Ohio gets nearly a foot of snow all at once.” Mad River Mountain, in western Ohio just outside Bellefontaine, got about 10 inches of snow Wednesday. That was enough to allow the resort to open all but one of its 24 trails the next day. Its 1,000-foot-long snowtubing hill is opening Friday. Last year, the resort had just five trails open after Christmas. On its opening day this year, last Saturday, only a few trails were available. Warm weather and a lack of snowfall combined to keep the three ski resorts in northern Ohio from opening until now. Slopes at Boston Mills resort, midway between Cleveland and Akron, were scheduled to open Friday. Nearby Brandywine is slated to open Saturday, and operators at Alpine Valley in Chesterland, east of Cleveland, also hope to open this weekend. More snow is predicted for much of Ohio on Saturday. Vinnie Lewis, general manager of Boston Mills

and Brandywine, said more trails will be opened this weekend if temperatures stay low enough — as expected — for more artificial snowmaking. “We’ll be making snow 24/7 if we can,” Lewis said. “I can see us opening the other trails quickly because the great thing is, the forecast for snow and snowmaking is nice.” Annie Weirich, director of event coordinating at Clear Fork Resort near Mansfield, said slopes were able to be opened Monday — thanks to 30 snow-making guns and eight mobile snow-makers that have been added this year. The resort shut down several years ago but reopened under new management last year. But the winter was so warm that slopes were open only one full week plus weekends. “We’re very appreciative of Mother Nature this year, even though she kind of got a late start,” Weirich said. When it comes to snow, skiers — and resort operators — know that nothing beats the real thing. “When it snows, that’s the best advertising of all for us,” Weirich said. “People think that if they don’t have snow, we don’t have snow, either.” Snow Trails, the other ski resort near Mansfield, opened earlier this month. Nine of its 17 trails and one terrain park are open, and the tubing hill is set to open on Saturday.

Settlement reached in anonymous bloggers case BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS (AP) — A high school student and his family have dropped their lawsuit against a blogger and anonymous posters to her blog site in a case that arose from online comments about a rape investigation involving two high school football players. At issue were suggestions in those comments that the student might have been involved in the incident but never charged. As part of the settlement announced Thursday, the operator of the crime blog acknowledged that there was no evidence of his involvement in the rape, while the student, Cody Saltsman, apologized in a statement for tweets he sent the night of the alleged attack. “At no time did my family mean to stop anyone from expressing themselves online,” Saltsman said in a statement posted on the blog site The family “only wanted to correct what we believed were misstatements.” Saltsman also acknowledged the work of the site’s bloggers “to make sure the full truth about that terrible night eventually comes out.” The settlement is a victory for free speech, said Scott Greenwood, who represented for free

the anonymous bloggers on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. Anonymous speech has long been protected in this country, he said, and it’s important to preserve that right, especially when people are feeling intimidated about an issue they’re commenting on. “People shouldn’t be sued for expressing outrage about, to be blunt, what’s alleged to be a gang rape,” Greenwood said. The two players in Steubenville in eastern Ohio were charged in August with rape after a girl’s parents reported a sexual assault to police. Blogger Alexandria Goddard of said in a statement that no postings were retracted, no commentary will be restricted in the future and no money changed hands. “We recognize that some things written here may have created the impression that Cody was involved in the alleged rape, and we wish to clarify that we have no evidence of any such involvement,” Goddard, a former Steubenville area resident, said in a statement. “This site was happy to provide a forum for locals in Steubenville to engage in important speech protected by the First Amendment, and will continue to do so,” she added.

NATION/WORLD TODAY IN HISTORY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Saturday, Dec. 29, the 364th day of 2012. There are two days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 29, 1972, Eastern Air Lines Flight 401, a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, crashed into the Florida Everglades near Miami International Airport, killing 101 of the 176 people aboard. (Investigators determined that the crew was distracted by a burned-out indicator light, and failed to notice that the autopilot had become disengaged, sending the plane into a slow descent leading to the late-night crash.) On this date: • In 1170, Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was slain in Canterbury Cathedral by knights loyal to King Henry II. • In 1808, the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson, was born in Raleigh, N.C. • In 1812, during the War of 1812, the American frigate USS Constitution engaged and severely damaged the British frigate HMS Java off Brazil. • In 1845, Texas was admitted as the 28th state. • In 1890, the Wounded Knee massacre took place in South Dakota as an estimated 300 Sioux Indians were killed by U.S. troops sent to disarm them. • In 1916, Grigory Rasputin, the so-called Monk” who’d “Mad wielded great influence with Czar Nicholas II, was killed by a group of Russian noblemen in St. Petersburg. • In 1934, Japan formally renounced the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922. • In 1940, during World War II, Germany dropped incendiary bombs on London, setting off what came to be known as “The Second Great Fire of London.” • In 1957, singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme were married in Las Vegas. • In 1975, a bomb exploded in the main terminal of New York’s LaGuardia Airport, killing 11 people.


Alarming poultry MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin couple says clucks, not fire trucks, helped them escape a blaze at their home. Dennis Murawska, 59, said a pet chicken named Cluck Cluck woke his wife Susan Cotey, 52, with loud clucking from its cage in the basement two floors below about 6:15 a.m. Thursday. The couple’s two cats also were running around the main floor. Murawska said he had been half awake but didn’t know about the fire because the smoke alarms hadn’t gone off. He realized something was wrong when his wife got up. “The chicken gets quite vocal when she gets excited,” he said. Cluck Cluck came from a nearby farm in Alma Center, about 135 miles east of Minneapolis, Murawska said. When the chicken began wandering over to his house, his neighbor said he could kill it because it wasn’t producing any eggs. But Murawska felt sorry for Cluck Cluck because she had a mutated foot and decided to keep her. “I spent way more money than I ever should’ve,” Murawska said by telephone. “I guess it paid off.”

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Fearful of ban, frenzied buyers swarm gun shores BY JOSEPH PISANI Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The phones at Red’s Trading Post wouldn’t stop ringing. Wouldbe customers from as far away as New York wanted to know if the Twin Falls, Idaho gun shop had firearms in stock. Others clamored to find out if their orders had been shipped. Overwhelmed, gun store manager Ryan Horsley had to do what no employee would ever think of doing just days before Christmas: He disconnected the phone lines for three whole days. “We had to shut everything off,” says Horsley, whose family has owned Red’s Trading Post, the state’s oldest gun shop, since 1936. “We were swamped in the store and online.” The phones at gun shops across the country are ringing off the hook. Demand for firearms, ammunition and bulletproof gear has surged since the Dec. 14 massacre in Newtown, Conn., that took the lives of 20 schoolchildren and six teachers and administrators. The shooting sparked calls for tighter gun control measures, especially for military-style assault weapons like the ones used in Newtown and in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting earlier this year. The prospect of a possible weapons ban has sent gun enthusiasts into a panic and sparked a frenzy of buying at stores and gun dealers nationwide. Assault rifles are sold out

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THIS DEC. 27 photo shows a wall that typically displays about 25 military-style rifles, but now stands bare, at Rocky Mountain Discount Sports in Casper, Wyo. The store, like many across the country, sold out of the firearms after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn., sparked concern over the possibility of anti-gun legislation. across the country. Rounds of .223 bullets, like those used in the AR-15 type Bushmaster rifle used in Newtown, are scarce. Stores are struggling to restock their shelves. Gun and ammunition makers are telling retailers they will have to wait months to get more. Store owners who have been in the business for years say they have never seen demand like this before. When asked how much sales have increased in the past few weeks, Horsley just laughed.

“We haven’t even had a chance to look at it,” he says. Horsley spends his days calling manufacturers around the country trying to buy more items for the store. Mainly, they tell him he has to wait. Franklin Armory, a firearm maker in Morgan Hill, Calif., is telling dealers that it will take six months to fulfill their orders. The company plans to hire more workers and buy more machines to catch up, says Franklin Armory’s President Jay Jacobson. The shortage is leaving

many would-be gun owners empty handed. William Kotis went to a gun show in Winston-Salem, N.C., last weekend hoping to buy a rifle for target shooting. Almost everything was sold out. “Assault rifles were selling like crazy,” says Kotis, who is president and CEO of Kotis Holdings, a real estate development company based in Greensboro. “People are stockpiling.” He left without buying anything.

Mayor: Keep subway deaths in perspective BY TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — For New York City, it wasn’t an unusual sight: a possibly mentally ill woman pacing and mumbling to herself on an elevated subway station platform. The woman eventually took a seat on a bench Thursday night, witnesses later said. Then, without any warning or provocation, she sprang up and used both hands to shove a man into the path of an oncoming train. As police sought on Friday to locate the unidentified woman, Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged residents to keep the second fatal subway shove in the city this month in perspective. The news of the horrific death of 46-year-old Sunando Sen, who was from India and lived in Queens, came as the mayor touted drops in the city’s annual homicide and shooting totals. “It’s a very tragic case, but what we want to focus on today is the overall safety in

New York,” Bloomberg told reporters following a police academy graduation. The New York Police Department released a sketch of the woman and surveillance video of her fleeing the area and interviewed witnesses, including some who described her as acting agitated before the attack. Some witnesses said Sen had been shielding himself from the cold by waiting in a stairwell before he ventured out onto the platform to see if the train was coming. They also said he had no interaction with the woman, who immediately darted down a stairway after she pushed him. One witness told police that Sen had no time to try to save himself. The witness turned away to avoid seeing him getting crushed on the tracks. Investigators identified Sen, who lived alone, through a smartphone and a prescription pill bottle he was carrying. They notified his relatives in India of his death. Detectives were following

leads from the public generated by the video and were checking homeless shelters and psychiatric units in a bid to identify the woman, described as Hispanic, heavyset, about 5-foot-5 and in her 20s. It was unclear whether the woman and Sen knew each other or whether the attack was simply the act of a deranged stranger. The medical examiner said Friday that an autopsy found that Sen died from head trauma. Commuters on Friday expressed concern over subway safety. “It’s just a really sad commentary on the world and on human beings, period,” said Howard Roth, who takes the subway daily. He said the deadly push reminded him, “the best thing is what they tell you — don’t stand near the edge, and keep your eyes open.” Bloomberg, asked earlier Friday about the episode at a station on Queens Boulevard in the Sunnyside neighborhood, pointed to legal and policy changes that led to the

CLIFF several blocks away at the White House. “My message to them is simple. We can do this. We can get this done, and we must,” added the Montana Democrat. Congressional Democrats said Obama was ready with a revised offer to present. But that drew a denial from a person familiar with the talks, who said the president would review his proposal from a week ago, when he urged lawmakers to preserve tax cuts for most while letting rates rise above incomes of $250,000 a year. At the same time, Obama said lawmakers should extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. The person was unauthorized to discuss the private meeting publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The meeting lasted a little over an hour and neither the president nor the four lawmakers spoke with reporters before or immediately after

release of many mentally ill people from psychiatric institutions from the 1960s through 1990s. “The courts or the law have changed and said, no, you can’t do that unless they’re a danger to society; our laws protect you. That’s fair enough,” Bloomberg said on “The John Gambling Show with Mayor Mike” on WOR-AM. There are no barriers separating the trains from the people on the city’s subway platforms, and many people fall or jump to their deaths in front of rushing trains each year. Though shoving deaths are rare, Thursday night’s killing came just weeks after a man was pushed in front of a train in Times Square. A homeless man was charged with murder and is awaiting trial. Other high-profile cases include the 1999 fatal shoving of Kendra Webdale, an aspiring screenwriter, by a former psychiatric patient. That case led to a state law allowing for more supervision of mentally ill people living outside institutions.

From Page 1 the session. The guest list included two Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner, and McConnell; as well as Democrats Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, her party’s leader in the House. The same group last met more than a month ago and emerged expressing optimism they could strike a deal that avoided the fiscal cliff. At that point, Boehner had already said he was willing to let tax revenues rise as part of an agreement, and the president and his Democratic allies said they were ready to accept spending cuts. Since then, though, talks between Obama and Boehner faltered, the speaker struggled to control his rebellious rank and file, and Reid and McConnell sparred almost daily in speeches on the Senate floor. Through it all, Wall Street has paid close attention, and in the moments before the

meeting, stocks were trading lower for the fifth day in a row. The core issue is the same as it has been for more than a year, Obama’s demand for tax rates to rise on upper incomes while remaining at current levels for most Americans. He made the proposal central to his successful campaign for re-election, when he said incomes above $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for couples should rise to 39.6 percent from the current 35 percent. Boehner refused for weeks to accept any rate increases, and simultaneously accused Obama of skimping on the spending cuts he would support as part of a balanced deal to reduce deficits, remove the threat of spending cuts and prevent the across-the-board tax cuts. Last week, the Ohio Republican pivoted and presented a Plan B measure that would have let rates rise on million-

dollar earners. That was well above Obama’s latest offer, which called for a $400,000 threshold, but more than the speaker’s rank and file were willing to accept. Facing defeat, Boehner scrapped plans for a vote, leaving the economy on track for the cliff that political leaders in both parties had said they could avoid. In the aftermath, Democrats said they doubted any compromise was possible until Boehner has been elected to a second term as speaker when the new Congress convenes on Jan. 3. Apart from income tax rates, congressional officials in both parties said a handful of other issues were the subject of private talks in the Capitol. These included the Alternative Minimum Tax, which would effectively raise taxes on millions of uppermiddle-class families unless Congress acts; as well as taxes on capital gains, dividends and estates.


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This 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.

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Five generations A five-generation family recently posed for the camera. Minnie Young (center front), of Jackson Center, holds her great-great-granddaughter, TenzLee Pyles, of Chippewa. At left is the baby’s mother, AshLee Cupps, of Chippewa. At right is the baby’s great-grandmother, Barbara Davis, of Lewistown. At back is the baby’s grandfather, Johnny Cupps, of Chippewa.

• 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, LIMA — The Ohio Auditioners should New Bremen. State University at come prepared with a • The Catholic Adult Singles Club meets for a Department of Lima short monomemorized New Year’s Eve party in Coldwater. For informaTheatre will hold open logue or poem of their tion, call (419) 678-8691. auditions for the spring choice. Auditions are Tuesday Afternoon semester theatre pro- open to the general • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Addicts at duction of Larry Shue’s public. Work, meets at noon at St. John’s Lutheran “The Foreigner” from 6 Set in a resort-style Church, 120 W. Water St. to 9 p.m., Jan. 14 and fishing lodge in rural Tuesday Evening 15 in the Martha W. Georgia, the plot re• Head, Neck and Oral Cancer Support Group Farmer Theatre for the volves around the visit for patients and caregivers meets at St. Rita’s Re- Performing Arts. of two guests, Englishgional Cancer Center in the Garden Conference Callbacks will be at man Charlie Baker and Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 6 p.m., Jan. 16. Staff Sergeant “Froggy” (419) 227-3361. Dr. Maria Ignatieva, LeSueur, a British • PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Les- associate professor of demolition expert who bians and Gays) meets at 6 p.m. in the second floor theatre, will direct. occasionally runs trainboard room of the Public Service Building on the The script will be on ing sessions at a nearby OSU/Rhodes campus, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima. reserve in the Campus army base. Charlie is a For more information, call (419) 581-6065, email Library in Cook Hall pathologically shy beginning Jan. 7. young man who is over• Asthma Awareness educational classes will be held at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Registration is not required and the class is free. For more informaDear Heloise: brush and toothtion, call Stacy Hilgefort at (419) 394-3335, ext. I read your colpaste, etc. 2004. • Books and • Minster Veterans of Foreign Wars meets for umn every day magazines, allunch at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on — lots of good though they ask South Cleveland Street, Minster. A meeting will fol- s u g g e s t i o n s . Thanks! A lady that the magalow the meal. zines be current • The Narcotics Anonymous group, Living the wrote in about within the past Basics, meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Apostolic Temple, getting so many calendars at the two months. 210 Pomeroy Ave. Hints • Clothing in • The Colon Cancer Support Group meets from end of each year good shape, but 7 to 8 p.m. at the Troy Christian Church, 1440 E. and not knowfrom no underwear or State Route 55, Troy. For more information, contact ing a good place Heloise socks unless the UVMC Cancer Care Center at (937) 440-4820. to take them. husband Heloise Cruse they are new. — • The Miami-Shelby Chapter of the Barbershop My Heloise Harmony Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Greene and I work at FLAG Street UMC, 415 W. Greene St. at Caldwell Street. the veterans hospital in ETIQUETTE All men interested in singing are welcome and vis- Bonham, Texas, and we Dear Heloise: I finally itors are always welcome. For more information, take ours up to the vetcall (937) 778-1586 or visit www.melodymencho- erans. They are pleased found a way to display to get them. We take my American flag in • Pleaides Chapter 298 Order of the Eastern from 25 to 60 each year, front of my home while Star meets at the Masonic Temple at the corner of because people know adhering to proper prothat we do this and bring tocol. I placed an indiMiami Avenue and Poplar Street at 7:30 p.m. • The Al-Anon Sidney Group, for friends and rel- over the extra ones they vidual garden light, atives of alcoholics, meets from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. at get. If you have a veter- which charges with the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of North ans hospital near you, sunlight during the day, please take yours there! aimed at my flag. It illuStreet and Miami Avenue. All are welcome. — Bobby and Louise in minates my red, white Wednesday Morning and blue at night so I • The Downtown Business Association meets at Texas We called the vetercan proudly display it all 8 a.m. at TWT Shirts, 115 E. North St. ans hospital here in San the time. — Ali in La • The Sidney Kiwanis Club meets at 11:30 a.m. Antonio, and hospital ofPalma, Calif. at the Moose Lodge. Lunch is held until noon, folficials agreed that they A very good hint. One lowed by a club meeting and program. would gladly accept the note: The flag should be Wednesday Afternoon calendars. They also ac- taken down during in• Jackson Center Senior Citizens meets at 1 p.m. cept: clement weather. — at the Jackson Center Family Life Center. • Toiletry items, like Heloise shampoo, conditioner, FOOD To access the Community Calendar online, visit deodorant, shaving PREPARATION, click on “Living” and cream, new razors, hairDear Heloise: When then on “Calendar.” brushes, combs, tooth- preparing food, place all

LOS ANGELES (AP) — FBI files on Marilyn Monroe that could not be located earlier this year have been found and re-issued, revealing the names of some of the movie star's communist-leaning acquaintances who drew concern from government officials and her own entourage. But the files, which previously had been heavily redacted, do not contain any new information about Monroe's death 50 years ago. Letters and news clippings included in the file show the bureau was aware of theories the actress had been killed, but they do not show that any effort was undertaken to investigate the claims. Los Angeles authorities concluded Monroe's death was a probable suicide. Recently obtained by

The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, the updated FBI files do show the extent the agency was monitoring Monroe for ties to communism in the years before her death in August 1962. The records reveal that some in Monroe's inner circle were concerned about her association with Vanderbilt Frederick Field, who was disinherited from his wealthy family over his leftist views. A trip to Mexico earlier that year to shop for furniture brought Monroe in contact with Field, who was living in the country with his wife in self-imposed exile. Informants reported to the FBI that a "mutual infatuation" had developed between Field and Monroe, which caused concern among some in her inner circle, including her therapist.

OSU Lima schedules public auditions for ‘The Foreigner’ come with fear at the thought of making conwith versation strangers. So "Froggy," before departing, tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once he is alone, the fun begins, as Charlie overhears more than he should: the evil plans of a sinister, two-faced minister and his redneck associate; the fact that the minister's pretty fiancee is pregnant; and many other damaging revelations made with the thought

that Charlie doesn't understand a word being said. That he does fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wildly funny climax in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys," and the "good guys" emerge triumphant. The public performances of “The Foreigner” will be at 7:30 p.m., April 4-6 and April 11-13 and 2 p.m., April 14 in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall.

Take extra calendars to veterans hospital the items that go back in the refrigerator — eggs, milk, butter, sour cream, etc. — together so you can put them all back at once instead of repeatedly opening the refrigerator door. This saves the cooling power, particularly in the hot summer months. — Ruth Ferris, North Canton, Ohio Here is another foodpreparation hint, from Laura, via email. She says: “I always had a problem with the family not covering their food in the microwave, and there would be a mess! I finally solved this problem by tearing off waxed paper about 5 inches square. I put them in the drawer right next to the microwave. Now, no one has an excuse for not covering his or her food!

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It works beautifully!” — Heloise JEWELRY ORGANIZATION Dear Heloise: In order to keep my jewelry organized in my drawer, I use an acrylic, divided vegetable/fruit tray. The sections allow me to separate the bracelets, necklaces and rings that I wear most often. I place earrings in the center section. It keeps everything nice and neat. — Cindy S., Carmel, Ind. HANDY OLD KEY Dear Heloise: My husband got chewing gum stuck in the deep-textured grip soles on his work boots. He could not get the gum out. Then he spied an old key, and it worked wonderfully to get the gum out. — A Texas Reader, via email


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UVCC team We’ll adjust to a new lifestyle Soup lunches competes planned


requiring integration of science, technology, engineering, physics, and mathematics to complete projects. The Upper Valley Career Center students competed against 46 teams from local public schools, private, and magnet schools. Two Upper Valley teams advanced to the finals, finishing fourth and tying for fifth place overall. Those team members included Justin Millhouse, of Covington; Ivan Wisecup, of Sidney; Austin Petty, of Russia; Dustin Snell, of Covington; Cody Adams, of Covington; Brandon Barlage, of Russia; Cory Branscum, of Sidney; and Dylan Kendall, of Sidney. Other participants included Anthony Kipp, Cody Slomb, David Moore, Gage Abbott, Gideon Winter, Matthew Wolf, Seth Clark, Matthew Klopfenstein, Jacob Albright, John McGee, Devan Frey, Austin Petty, Tahyler Allen, Alexandra Bolin, Trevor Branam, Ryan Craft, Joshua Detrick, Jayden Drees, Burke Flora, Jason Fries, James Hicks, Robert Hicks, Logan Jackson, Natalia Sainz, Austin Stuckey, Elijah Walters, Jonathan Wirt, Jared Wright, Kristina Frey, Steven Jenkins, Austin Oder, Dalton Scoggin, and Oliver Walters.

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BY FRANCIS DRAKE are likely. AQUARIUS LIBRA (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) What kind of day will (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You feel impulsive tomorrow be? To find This is an inventive, and spontaneous today. out what the stars say, creative day for artistic You’re full of energy and read the forecast given people. However, it’s creative thoughts. An for your birth sign. also an accident-prone exciting day! day for the children of PISCES For Monday, Libra parents. Be vigi- (Feb. 19 to March 20) Dec. 31, 2012 lant. You might feel restSCORPIO less today, because you ARIES (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) sense that things are (March 21 to April You’re full of inven- happening all around 19) tive, original ideas you. It’s almost as if Group meetings with about how to make there’s more electricity others will be lively and changes at home today. in the air. Keep an open fascinating today. Ex- Count on the fact that mind. pect to meet someone your home routine will YOU BORN TODAY who is different or un- be interrupted — hope- You like harmony, usual. A spontaneous fully pleasantly. beauty and stability in meeting also might take SAGITTARIUS your surroundings. You place. (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) are well-groomed beTAURUS You’re brimming with cause you are aware of (April 20 to May 20) bright, clever, original your appearance and You might surprise ideas today. Discussions you like to look good. people in authority with with others will hold Because of your appreciyour energy and ambi- surprising, clever sug- ation for beauty, you tion today. Possibly, gestions. Nevertheless, naturally work to eradisomeone will surprise this is a mildly accident- cate whatever is ugly or you. Stay light on your prone day, so be careful. discordant in your surfeet, and be ready to CAPRICORN roundings. “Begone!” In jump in any direction. (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) the year ahead, you will GEMINI Write down some of have an opportunity to (May 21 to June 20) your moneymaking work hard to build or This is an exciting ideas, because you’re construct something imday! You have inventive very clever today. And portant to you. ideas about travel, do keep track of your Birthdate of: Donna higher education and money and guard your Summer, singer; Anpublishing because you possessions. (You might thony Hopkins, actor; are seriously contem- find money today.) Ben Kingsley, actor. plating going in new directions. You might have to make a quick decision. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might see an entirely new way to deal with shared property, taxes and inheritances for your debt situation. However, stay in touch with your bank account to make sure you are on top of these things. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Relations with partners and close friends are full of surprises today. People are enerFriday, January 11, 2013 getic but unpredictable! & Friday, January 25, 2013 It’s hard to say what Complimentary So Soup oup & Sandwich will happen! VIRGO 12:30 P P.M. .M. Amos Community Co ommunity Center (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) (3003 W W.. Cisco Cisc co Road) Technology could be glitchy today. Perhaps Enjoy Enjo y Lunch, Door Pr Prizes izes & Games! new technology will be introduced where you FREE AND OPEN are working. Computer TO THE PUBLIC crashes, canceled appointments and delays For rreservations eser vations contact Lu An Ann nn Presser Presser a att 937.497.6542.

In a large, heavy pot, combine sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Cook over medium heat until medium brown in color. Around 330-340 degrees F. Watch carefully. Remove cinnamon sticks from cream. Add to sugar mixture. Stir carefully. Keep cooking until mixture reaches 250 degrees. Pour into pan. Cool overnight and cut. Maggie Burch

Dorothy Love Retirement Community has scheduled a new event called Souper Fridays. Jan. 11 and Jan. 25, the organization will offer a free lunch of soup, sandwich and dessert in the Amos Community Center on the Dorothy Love campus. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. There will be door prizes and games. For more information and reservations, call 4976542.

Solar cell program in Piqua PIQUA — Piqua resident and hobbyist Robert Selle will share his experiences of building solar cells to generate power at home in a free event at the Piqua Public Library Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. According to Selle, "If you can put batteries in a flashlight and figure out how to work a soldering iron, you can do this." Topics covered will include solar cells, types of glass, cell assembly, weather protection, roof and array mounting. Anyone interested in solar power or other alternative energies is encouraged to attend. It is hoped that this group might become a club, with regular meetings. Attendees should take tablets or laptops or paper to note recommended websites.

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PIQUA — Forty-three students from Upper Valley Career Center traveled to the Wright State University Nutter Center Dec. 17, for the 13th annual Trebuchet Competition hosted by the College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Science and Mathematics. Wright State sponsors the event to encourage teamwork, individual responsibility, creativity, math and science skills, design, experimental and fun. Upper Valley Career Center instructors Frank Harris, James and Deb Petrofes, Luellen worked with their students for several weeks preparing for the event. Harris, apprenticeship science teacher, said, “The Trebuchet Competition provides an opportunity to make physics principals applicable to students in a fun, competition setting. “We take a look at simple machines and apply physics equations pertaining to momentum, energy, mass, velocity, and acceleration.” He added that the students were excited and enjoyed the learning experience. The Trebuchet Competition, like many career and technical learning experiences, encourages an interdisciplinary curriculum by

DR. WALfused with your they are “too old for such LACE: I’m 19 thinking. If nonsense.” I’m glad you let and midway Greg and you this mother know that through my first are in love and there is no age limit on year at the Uniwill be sepa- slumber parties. I am a versity of New rated for one senior in a university and Hampshire, and year, I would still enjoy getting together my boyfriend is in anticipate that with my friends once in a his second year at you would want while for a good old-fashUNH. We started to spend as ioned sleepover. It’s a ’Tween dating in high much time as great way to catch up and school and have 12 & 20 possible being remember the good old Dr. Robert been together an “item.” It’s times. Wallace Even my mother still going on three noble and wise years. Greg will to suggest dat- gets together with friends be spending his third year ing others during Greg’s for a “slumber party” once at a university in Glasgow, absence, but while you are a year. She and her Scotland studying inter- both together now, I sug- friends head up north to a national law. Since we gest that you keep it that cabin and go shopping, popcorn, trade have been going together, way. That is, of course, un- pop Greg is the only guy I’ve less you are starting to recipes, watch movies and been with, and I’m the have doubts about your talk about old boyfriends. Sherry’s mother should be only female he has dated. relationship with Greg. Our one-year separation DR. WALLACE: I’ve thankful that the girls are will cause us to do a lot of just read a letter in your content to stay at home adjusting to a different life column from Sherry instead of going out to style. We both feel it whose mother was no parties on the weekends would be better if we longer allowing the girls where much worse things dated others during our to have slumber parties could happen. —Gabby, separation. once a month because Jackson, Mich. I would like to start seeing other guys now, and I’m encouraging Greg to seek the company of other girls now. We love A delicious treat that was submitted for comeach other, so there will be no chance that we will fall petition in the 2012 Shelby County Fair. out of love because of dating someone new. This APPLE CIDER CARAMELS doesn’t mean that we 2 cups cider 2 cinnamon sticks can’t go out together occa2/3 cup heavy cream sionally, but it does mean 8 tablespoons butter, cubed that we both will have the 1 1/2 cups sugar freedom to explore new 1/4 cup white corn syrup companionships. Greg 1/4 cup water doesn’t like this idea. He 1 teaspoon salt wants us to remain an Grease and line with foil an 8-inch by 8-inch pan. Boil “item” until the day he leaves for Scotland. Your cider in a pan down to 1/3 cup cider. While your cider is analysis of the situation boiling, in a pan, heat heavy cream, butter and cinnamon will be appreciated, but I sticks. Heat until it starts to boil; then shut off heat until hope you agree with me! your cider is boiled down. Once cider is reduced, cool a little, and whisk in cream —Hannah, Nashua, N.H. mixture and turn heat on until it simmers. HANNAH: I’m con-

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Will retailers rebound after weak holiday season? BY DANIEL WAGNER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As signs emerge that holiday sales this year grew at the weakest pace since 2008, investors are dumping retail stocks. Analysts are crowing about the missing “consumer engine” without which the economy may stagnate. Many fear that the season’s weakness will reverberate throughout the economy: Stores will be saddled with excess merchandise, forcing them to slash prices and accept razor-thin profit margins. Demand will soften for goods up and down the supply chain, leading eventually to a decline in orders for factory goods and weaker manufacturing. Growth will slow. Yet there are plenty of reasons to believe that fears are these overblown, some marketwatchers argue. Auto sales are strong, as are some measures of consumer sentiment. Home values are rising, leaving fewer Americans on the brink of foreclosure and helping many feel more financially secure. Above all, they point out, there is nothing permanent about the “fiscal cliff,” a set of tax hikes and spending cuts that will automatically take effect at the beginning of 2013 if lawmakers are unable to reach a deal to avert it. When the fiscal issue is addressed and de-

mand bounces back, these contrarians argue, retail beaten-down stocks may turn out to be this year’s best afterChristmas bargain. “There may be some caution ahead of the fiscal cliff ” because of uncertainty about tax rates, “but it’s more of a road bump than any fundamental weakness,” says David Kelly, chief global strategist for JP Morgan Funds. He notes that a daily tracker of consumer sentiment, the Rasmussen Consumer Index, rose Friday to 98.9, the highest level measured since January 2008. Other measures of consumer appear sentiment weaker, but Kelly believes the Rasmussen data is more reliable because it is updated daily. Most other indices rely on monthly surveys. The fiscal cliff isn’t the only reason consumers slowed down in November and December. Americans were buffeted by a series of events that made them more likely to stay home. Superstorm Sandy caused steep holiday sales declines in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic that made the national picture appear far weaker. The presidential election distracted people in November, the Newtown massacre in December. And the rising din about Washington’s current budget impasse left many people unsure what their 2013 household budgets will look like.

By Christmas Day, the verdict was in: Spending in key retail categories edged up 0.7 percent this year, just a fraction of the 3 percent to 4 percent that many analysts had expected, according to market data provider Advisors MasterCard Spendingpulse. It was the worst year since 2008, when the cresting financial crisis had dragged the economy into a deep recession. For many, the results were a worrisome sign of things to come. Jeff Sica, president and chief investment officer of SICA Wealth Management in Morristown, N.J., called the retail sales result “onerous” and “a negative overhang on the market.” Investors didn’t wait for the results from specific stores, which will add detail to the picture when they are released in early January. Retail stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 5.4 percent this month, while the broader index declined only 1 percent. Computer and electronics retailers fared the worst, sinking 10.3 percent. Not so fast, says Karyn Cavanaugh, market strategist with ING ManageInvestment ment in New York. She favors the consumer discretionary sector, represented in the S&P 500 by Depot, Home Inc., Target Corp. and Ford Motor Co., among others.

STOCK MARKET Listed are day’s stock market prices at closing for firms in the Sidney-Shelby County area traded on the major markets. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Chng. Week -0.12 Alcoa Inc...............8.50 (PF of Alcoa Building Products, Stolle Machinery) -0.26 Appld Ind. Tech..41.05 BP PLC ADR......41.22 -0.40 -0.24 Citigroup ............39.01 Emerson Elec. ....52.14 -0.53 (PF of Copeland Corp. Division) Griffon Corp. ......10.70 -0.11 (PF of Clopay Corp.) -0.23 H&R Block Inc...18.24 -0.19 Honda Motor .....36.44 Ill. Toolworks .....60.02 -0.67 (Parent company of Peerless) -0.55 JC Penney Co.....18.97 (Store in Piqua) JP Morgan Chase.43.24 -0.39 (Former Bank One, Sidney) -0.28 Kroger Co. ..........25.68 (PF of Kroger) Meritor .................4.59 -0.08

NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE This Week Chng. Lear Corp ...........45.95 +0.01 (PF of C.H. Masland) -1.14 McDonalds Corp.87.58 Radio Shack .........2.11 -0.09 Sherwin-Wllms 151.04 -1.64 -0.02 Sprint ...................5.60 -0.82 Thor Industries..36.84 (PF of Airstream Inc.) Time Warner Inc.46.93 -0.49 (PF of Time Warner Cable) -0.34 U.S. Bancorp ......31.68 (Former Star Bank of Sidney) Walgreen Co.......36.54 +0.01 Walmart Stores .67.61 -0.58 +0.01 Wendy’s Int. Inc. ..4.73 YUM! Brands.....64.72 -0.74 (PF of Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza Hut) OVER THE COUNTER Bob Evans ..........39.66 -0.46 Fifth Third ........14.99 -0.09 0 Peoples Bank .......8.25

A - Refers to Affiliated With PF - Refers to Parent Firm Closing Dow Jones Industrial Averages: This Week: 12,938.11 Change: -158.20 (Quotes courtesy of the Sidney offices of Edward Jones, Erroll Broud, Vance Stewart, Danielle Gilroy-Sielschott and DiAnne Karas, registered investment advisers.)

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American Trim to acquire ADNA American Trim, based in Lima with a facility in Sidney, and a leading provider of metal components for the appliance, heavy truck and automotive industries, has agreed to acquire AngellDemmel North America (ADNA). ADNA is reportedly a key provider of metal, automotive trim parts that has a design facility in Dayton and a manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Ky. “This acquisition is an important step in our strategy to grow our business and provide

OEMs a dependable supply of high quality, innovative aluminum trim products,” said Tim Hawk, Chief Executive Officer of American Trim. The leadership of both companies emphasized that their customers were their primary concern, and for that reason the transition would be seamless. “The design and fabrication capabilities of ADNA will harmoniously augment and extend our current capabilities and acceler-

ate our growth in the automotive trim market,” said Hawk. “We are not just acquiring buildings and machines, we are acquiring a very talented team of people who are experts in the design and manufacture of decorative automotive trim.” Hawk noted the two organizations would remain separate entities for the foreseeable future, and a focused exchange of expertise and technologies would be the chief benefits of this new arrangement.

Time Warner announces one-hour service windows COLUMBUS — With all service and installation appointments now happening within a onehour appointment timeframe, Time Warner Cable (TWC) customers can have some of the shortest waits in the home service and delivery industry. “Our customers have better things to do than sit around and wait for cable service and installation,” Shannon Mullen, TWC’s regional vice president of operations. “One-hour appointment windows are one more way Time Warner Cable is making life simple and easy for customers.”

Mullen credits Time Warner Cable’s hardworking local employees for raising the customer service bar. “Our techs, engineers and customer service employees listened to the needs of our customers and worked together to make this happen. There is a great sense of local pride that we are giving back precious time to our friends, families and neighbors.” In addition to offering shorter service windows at no extra charge, Time Warner Cable now estimates approximately how long it will take to get the job done. The first appointment of the day begins at 8 a.m. with

the last appointment arriving at 7 p.m. Time Warner Cable service technicians also perform installations and service calls on Sundays and holidays.

MAC moves MINSTER — As of Jan. 1, MAC Athletics Inc. is moving its operations to a bigger location in the Minster Industrial Park. The new address is MAC Athletics Inc., 382 W. First St., P.O. Box 44, Minster, OH 45865. The business phone is (419) 501-2662 and the fax number is (419) 5012663.

SPORTS Saturday, December 29, 2012



REPLAY 50 years ago Dec. 29, 1962 Houston’s Wildcats couldn’t make it out of the holiday cage in the Graham Local Invitational. Leading the Shelby County League at the present time, the Wildcats suffered their secod straight setback in the tournament by bowing before Northwestern 70-65. The Wildcats were paced by Fred Heaton’s 28-point performance. Along with him, Junior Elsass netted 24 points for the Wildcats.

25 years ago Dec. 29, 1987 Anna trailed 19-11 after one period but roared back to take control and win their sixth in a row, 77-58 over New Knoxville. Amy Moeller had 17, Kathy Stangel 15 and Amy Zumberger 14 for the winners. Egbert had 18 and Merges 16 for New Knoxville.


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Loramie stuns Jackson Redskins’ 48-46 victory ends Jackson’s 26-game County win streak JACKSON CENTER — Jackson Center coach Scott Elchert said even the 8-0 lead his team enjoyed near the end of the first quarter here Friday was “deceiving.” He saw trouble on the horizon, and he was right. His previously unbeaten Tigers were stunned on their own floor by the Fort Loramie Redskins in County boys basketball action, 48-46. The loss was the first in County play for Jackson Center since Feb. 18 of 2011, when the Tigers lost by a point to Anna. Since that night, Jackson had reeled off 26 conference wins in a row. “Fort Loramie deserves all the credit,” said Elchert. “They were the aggressor at both ends of the floor and they outplayed us in every phase of the game. “It started with the very

first possession of the game when they got three offensive rebounds,” he added. We were up 8-0 late in the first quarter, but that was deceiving because Loramie just wasn’t able to finish,” he added. The Redskins didn’t score until just eight seconds remained in the opening period, but their defense kept Jackson Center from pulling too far ahead. Loramie then came out and scored 10 of the first 14 points of the second quarter to take a 13-12 lead, its first of the game. And from that point on, there was no lead bigger than five points. “They were agressive on defense with solid ball pressure and we didn’t handle it,” said Elchert of his club. “We didn’t attack the basket. All you have to do is look at the boxscore. That’s not who we are at all.”

HOUSTON — It was not surprising that Houston coach John Willoughby said after his game Friday night that “the second quarter was the difference.” The Wildcats lost at home to the Minster Wildcats Friday in non-league high school basketball action, 67-49, and if you take away the second quarter, Houston outscored Minster 43-42. But in that second period, Minster erupted for 25 points and outscored the Wildcats by 19. They put a little pressure on us, not full court, and we didn’t handle it,” said Willoughby. “We let them dictate the tempo and fell behind by too much to come back.” Minster led 15-14 after one quarter, then opened it up to 40-20 at the half. The lead was 21 after three periods. Houston goes to 4-4 on the season heading to Ansonia tonight. Minster is now 5-2 and is back in action Friday at home against Marion Local. Adam Niemeyer led the Auglaize County Wildcats in scoring with 18 and Brandon Hoying was close behind with 16, on the strength of four three-pointers. Devon Poeppelman had 13 points. For Houston, Jessie Phlipot had 19 and Jake Braun 17. “I thought Jake and Jessie both played well,” said Willoughby.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I’ve only seen Fenway in movies. I’ve never actually been there. — Relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan, recently acquired by the Boston Red Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

BY THE NUMBERS 3 — Different starting quarterbacks for Wisconsin in three consecutive BCS bowls. This is the first time that happened in BCS era.

ON THE AIR High school sports On radio, Internet, TV TODAY, TONIGHT — 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. THURSDAY — Girls basketball, Fort Loramie at Lehman. Air time 7:10 FRIDAY — Boys basketball, Jackson Center at Fairlawn. Air time 7:40

1957 — Tobin Rote passes for four touchdowns and scores another to give the Detroit Lions a 59-14 victory over the Cleveland Browns in the NFL championship game. 1961 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 60 points against the Los Angeles Lakers at Hershey, Pa., the future site of his 100-point game. 1984 — Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scores his 100th point in the 35th game of the season, a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

He was referring to Alex Meyer having to carry the load, scoring 28 of the team’s 46 points. “It’s gut-check time for us,” Elchert said. “We’re not going to succeed if other players aren’t stepping up.” The Redskins had good balance in their scoring, led by Seth Guillozet with 14. Craig Fullenkamp had 12 and sopomore Grant Olberding, who had 20 in the junior varsity game, came off the bench to score eight and get some key points for his team, including a bucket that gave the Redskins a 39-35 lead with five minutes left in the contest. Fort Loramie was 15-for-37 from the floor for 41 percent and Jackson canned 17-for-40 for 43 percent. Loramie got to the line 25 times in the game and canned 17, and that was a big factor. The Redskins also outre-

bounded the taller Tigers 2521. Fort Loramie goes to 2-2 in the County and 4-3 overall and is at New Bremen tonight for another tough challenge. Jackson Center suffers its first loss of the year and is now 3-1 in the County and 6-1 overall heading to Columbus Grove tonight in non-league play. Fort Loramie (48) Guillozet 4-5-14; Fullenkamp 3-612; McGee 1-1-3; Rittenhouse 0-1-1; Bergman 3-1-7; Olberding 3-2-8; Kazmaier 1-1-3. Totals: 15-17-48. Jackson Center (46) Hensley 0-1-1; Meyer 11-5-28; Elchert 1-0-3; Frey 1-0-2; Wildermuth 1-4-6; Ryder 1-0-2; Winner 1-0-2. Totals: 17-10-46. Score by quarters: Loramie...........................3 15 32 48 Jackson ...........................8 20 31 46 Three-pointers: Fort Loramie 1 (Guillozet); Jackson Center 2 (Meyer, Elchert). Records: Jackson Center 6-1, Fort Loramie 4-3. Reserve score: Loramie 60, Jackson 42.

Minster’s big second quarter keys 67-49 win

High school sports WEDNESDAY Bowling Vandalia at Sidney THURSDAY Girls basketball Fort Loramie at Lehman New Knoxville at St. Henry Ridgemont at Riverside Minster at Marion Local Versailles at Parkway Fort Recovery at New Bremen Jackson Center at Houston Botkins at Spencerville


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HOUSTON’S AUSTIN Sarver (left) goes up strong on this jumper over Minster’s Kurtis Thobe in high school boys basketball action at Houston Friday night. Minster used a big second quarter to win the game 67-49.

Minster (67) Stechschulte 1-0-2; Hoying 6-0-16; Knapke 1-0-3; Niemeyer 7-3-18; Brown 3-0-7; Wolf 2-0-4; Otting 2-0-4; Poeppelman 5-2-13. Totals: 27-5-67. Houston (49) Braun 5-5-17; Sarver 2-1-5; Ritchie 2-0-5; Martin 1-1-3; Phlipot 83-19. Totals: 18-10-59. Score by quarters: Minster..........................15 40 53 67 Houston.........................14 20 32 49

Three-pointers: Minster 8 (Hoying 4, Niemeyer, Brown, Poeppelman, Knapke); Houston 3 (Braun 2, Ritchie). Records: Houston 4-4, Minser 52. Reserve score: Minster 59, Houston 43.


Bremen wins big LAKEVIEW — New Bremen rolled to an easy 64-39 win over Indian Lake in nonleague boys basketball action here Friday. The Cardinals are now 5-2 and host Fort Loramie tonight. Bremen outscored the Lakers 27-16 in the first half, then pulled away with a big final period that saw them outscore the hosts 21-10. Carson Manger had 15 and Sam Wendel 14 for New Bremen. Three others had eight or more. New Bremen (64) Wendel 14, C. Manger 15, Schwieterman 8, P. Manger 9, Speelman 8, Heitkamp 6, Homan 3, Kitzmiller 1. Lake (39) Grider 14, Lump 7, Teague 4, Roby 5, Reichart 9. Score by quarters: Bremen .........................13 27 48 64 Lake ................................8 16 29 39 Records: Bremen 5-2, Lake 1-6. Reserve score: Bremen 49, Lake 31.


NK wins 59-49 New Knoxville went on the road and brought back a 58-49 win over St. Marys in nonleague action Friday. The Rangers, now 4-2, got 17 points from Jake Allen, 16 from Andrew Arnett and 10 from Isaac Kuntz. New Knoxville (58) Arnett 4-7-16; Kuntz 5-0-10; Lageman 3-0-8; Allen 7-2-17; Topp 0-1-1; Kuck 3-0-6. Totals: 22-10-58. St. Marys (49) Fledderjohann 4-0-9; Taylor 4-210; Lauth 3-0-6; James 3-0-9; Fitzgerald 3-1-9; Neal 1-0-2; Zaerr 2-0-4. Totals: 20-3-49. Score by quarters: NK.................................16 29 41 58 St. Marys ......................14 21 32 49

Sidney has three in winner’s bracket FAIRBORN — Sidney is one of 52 teams competing in the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Coaches Association Holiday Tournament, being held this weekend at the Nutter Center. The Yellow Jackets had three wrestlers still in the winner’s bracket after action on Friday. At 138 pounds, Mason Calvert pinned a Chaminade

opponent in 2:41 in his first match. then pinned Joey Lettrich of Minerva in 3:12 in his second match. At 145, Logan Calvert also pinned twice, first over Kevin Bedle of Dublin Coffman in 4:44, then over Tye Smith of Washington in 1:43. And Garrick Ginter at 170 pounds pinned Andrew Reasoner of Springfield in just 1:25, then edged Ronnie

Caudill of Wayne 8-7. In the consolation round, Jacob Lochard is still alive at 195 pounds and Noah Straman at 220. Lochard lost his first match of the tournament 6-2 but came back to win a 7-4 decision and on a quick 47-second pin to stay alive. Straman lost his first match when he was pinned in 1:32, but he came back to win

his next match on a pin in 1:40. Jacob Sharp at 113, Ryan Penley at 160 and Maurice Ickes at 285 all finished 2-2 in the tournament, and Alex Willman at 120 was 1-2. Jeremiah Slagle had a pin at 152. “We’re wrestling pretty well,” said Sidney coach Jim McCracken. Action continues this morning at 11:00.


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Sidney comes up short against Tipp TIPP CITY — The Sidney Yellow Jackets faced a tough test on the road Friday, and gave once-beaten Tipp City all it could handle before falling 62-55 in nonleague boys basketball action here. The loss leaves the Jackets at 1-7 heading into a matchup with another once-beaten team, tonight at Tecumseh. “We were right there,” said Sidney head coach Greg Snyder. “We got down by 15 early in the second half. We came out a little flat. But we came back strong and had a couple shots to tie it. They missed some free throws at the end but we weren’t able to make the plays down the stretch. But boy, did our kids

play hard.” With about 90 seconds remaining in the game, Sidney attempted a three-pointer that would have tied the game up at that point. In addition, the Jackets were shooting free throws down by just four but missed both attempts. “We got some nice offense early from James Daniel, and then Loranzo Taborn came off the bench and did a great job,” Snyder said. “I really wish we could have used him in the second half, but he’s got a knee problem and couldn’t go.” The Jackets had three players in double figures, led by Tyree Manley again, this time with 16.

He was held to just two in the first half. Daniel finished with 13 points, and Eric Beigel got hot in the second half and scored all 12 of his points in the final two periods. Sidney (55) Heath 0-2-2; Daniel 6-013; Manley 6-3-16; Taborn 30-7; Herd 1-1-3; Beigel 4-1-12; Echols 1-0-2. Totals: 21-8-55. Tipp City (62) Fischer 4-4-14; Hughes 2-04; Hadden 2-0-6; Erein 2-0-4; Ford 3-0-6; Stucke 2-1-5; Johnson 2-5-9; Landwehr 5-0-10; Donley 1-2-4. Totals: 23-1262. Score by quarters: Sidney ................15 21 37 55 Tipp City............15 28 48 62 Three-pointers: Sidney 6 (Beigel 3, Manley, Daniel, Taborn); Tipp 4 (Fischer, Hedden). Records: Sidney 1-7, Tipp City 7-1.

Lady Cavs edged in holiday tourney game

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RUSSIA’S KYLE Poling goes up against Covington’s Cole Owens on this shot attempt in consolation game action at the Piqua Holiday Tournament Friday night.

Jets go to 8-0, play for title tonight ROCKFORD — The Fairlawn Jets remained unbeaten on the year and advanced to the championship of the Parkway Holiday Tournament Friday with a 59-47 victory over the hosts in high school boys basketball action. The Jets go to 8-0 on the year and will play Finneytown tonight in the championship game. “That was a good Parkway team,” said Fairlawn coach Justin Tidwell. “Their record doesn’t reflect the kind of team they are. They were physical and had some athletes.” As a result, the Jets led by just two after three periods before pulling away in the final quarter. Trey Everett led the way with 23 points, and added eight rebounds and four assists for the Jets.

Anthony Gillem had 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists, Joey Cockroft and chipped in 14 points.

Russia pulled within 38-36 early in the fourth quarter on a Treg Francis jumper, but the Raiders scored just two points over the next five minutes and Covington pulled away. Treg Francis led Russia with eight points. The Raiders fall to 27 with the loss and will be back in action a week from tonight against Ansonia at home.

Fairlawn (59) Everett 10-3-23; Caudill 12-4; Hughes 1-0-2; Gillem 6-116; Cockroft 7-0-14. Totals: 25-6-59. Parkway (47) Adams 1-0-3; Denniston 15-7; Heindel 10-2-22; Bates 10-2; Boring 6-1-13. Totals: 19-8-47. Score by quarters: Fairlawn .............12 27 41 59 Parkway .............15 26 39 47 Russia (46) Three-pointers: Fairlawn T. Francis 4-2-12, N. Fran3 (Gillem 3); Parkway 1 cis 3-0-7, Tebbe 2-2-6, Dues 2(Adams). Records: Fairlawn 8-0, 0-4, Gariety 2-2-7, Sherman 3-0-8, Poling 1-0-2. Totals: 17Parkway 1-6. 6-46. —— Covington (58) Raiders fall Cron 1-6-8, Benedict 2-0-5, Owens 2-2-8, Craft 9-4-22, to Covington PIQUA — The Russia Angle 1-1-3, Owens 4-4-12. Totals: 19-17-58. boys got down by 12 in Score by quarters: the second quarter, bat- Russia ..................6 22 34 46 tled back, but eventually Covington ............9 30 38 58 Three-pointers: Russia: T. lost to Covington 58-46 in the Buckeye Insur- Francis (2), N. Francis, Gariety, Sherman (2). Covington: Beneance Group Holiday dict, D. Owens (2). Classic consolation game Records: Russia 2-7, CovFriday night. ington 4-3.

The Lehman girls put together one of their best halves of the season inthe opening 16 minutes — but Piqua's defense stepped up in the second half to pull out a 42-39 victory over the Lady Cavs in the consolation game of the Buckeye Insurance Group Holiday Classic Friday night. With Julia Harrelson scoring 10 points in the opening half and Jenna Kronenberger adding a steal and layup to close the half, the Lady Cavaliers had a 26-25 lead at thebreak. Lehman made 12 of 24 shots in the opening half. But Piqua held Lehman four of 24 shooting in the second half and took control in the third quarter. Harrelson had 15 points for Lehman, while Lee added eight points and eight rebounds.

Lehman (39) Harrelson 5-4-15, Emrick 11-3, Schmitz 1-0-2, Kronenberger 1-0-2, Jones 1-0-2, Lee 4-0-8, Hall 2-1-5, Rego 1-0-2. Totals: 16-6-39. Piqua (42) Yount 2-4-9, Allen 1-0-2, Potts 6-1-13, Graves 6-3-17, Grunkemeyer 0-1-1. Totals: 159-42. 3-point field goals: Lehman: Harrelson. Piqua: Yount, Graves (2). Score by quarters: Lehman ............11 26 31 39 Piqua ................11 25 38 42 Records: Lehman 3-8, Piqua 6-7. ——

Lady Jets fall ROCKFORD — The Fairlawn Lady Jets had an eight-point lead with two and a half minute to play but couldn’t hold it and wound up losing 4847 to Delphos Jefferson in the first round of the Parkway Holiday Tournament. The Lady Jets are now 1-8 and play Parkway tonight in the consolation game. Haley Slonkosky had

16 for Fairlawn and Olivia Cummings added 10. Fairlawn (47)

Slonkosky 4-2-16; Cummings 5-0-10; Roe 3-1-7; Oates 3-0-8; Watkins 2-0-4; Dudgeon 1-0-2. Delphos Jefferson (48)

Stockwell 4-2-10; Georgans 1-0-2; Sensibaugh 4-4-12; Pinpas 3-8-14; Binley 4-0-9. Score by quarters: Fairlawn ..............5 21 36 47 Jefferson ............11 20 29 48 Three-pointers: Fairlawn 4 (Oates 2, Slonkosky 2); Jefferson 1 (Binkley). Records: Fairlawn 1-8.


Anna girls fall 55-36 CINCINNATI — The Anna girls suffered just their second loss of the season Friday night, journeying to Cincinnati to play Winton Woods and losing 55-36. No other details of the game were available Friday night. Anna drops to 8-2 and plays its third game in three days today at home against Graham.

Anna falls to Versailles VERSAILLES — Anna hung with Versailles for three quarters, but the Tigers pulled away in the fourth to beat the Rockets 70-54 in the first round of the Versailles Holiday Tournament Friday in boys basketball action. Anna, now 0-8, plays Brookville in the consolation game tonight at 6:30. Anna trailed just 3429 at the half and 51-45

after three periods. The Rockets got a big effort from Chandon Williams, who poured in 20 points to lead his team. Joel Albers added 17. Kyle Ahrens poured in 29 points and had several dunks to lead the Tigers. Winner added 18 and Richard 13. Anna (54) Bensman 2-0-6; Chr. Williams 2-2-7; Robinson 2-0-4; Ch. Williams 6-4-20; Albers 65-17. Totals: 18-11-54. Versailles (70)

Campbell 2-0-6; Richard 61-13; Knapke 1-0-2; Winner 64-18; Ahrns 12-4-29; Htiakamp 1-0-2. Totals: 29-9-70. Score by quarters: Anna...................18 29 45 54 Versailles ...........21 34 51 70 Three-pointers: Anna 7 (Ch. Williams 4, Bensman 2, Chr. Williams); Versailles 5 (Campbell 2, Winner 2, Ahrens). Records: Anna 0-8, Versailles 5-0.

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Ruth Burnside has been a part of Shelby County Adult Day Services since 1997. She started with us as the Administrative Assistant and within a year became the director. She has given so much of herself to this program and the people she serves. She will be greatly missed as she retires. Ruth, and her husband Steve reside in Sidney. They have five grown children and love spending time with their children and grandchildren and will enjoy traveling and the much needed rest!

Lehman graduate Dan Jacob has finished his career in football at the University of Dayton, and it was a good way to go out for the sixfoot, 195-pound senior. He was named second team All-Pioneer League after leading Dayton to the No. 1 spot in the league in rushing offense. Jacob led the 6-5 Flyers in rushing this season with 620 yards and that was fourth-best in the PFL. His per-game average of 62 yards per game was fifth in the league. Jon Slagle, Lehman Slagle is playing for the men’s basketball team at Northwestern

Congratulations Ruth on 15 wonderful years of service and best wishes for a wonderful retirement.




Ohio in Lima. He had a good week for the Racers, scoring 11 points and addng two assists against Presentation, and eight points, five rebounds and two assists against Occidental. Both games came in the Las Vegas Hoopla Tournament. Stacy Timmerman, New Bremen Timmerman had a


solid all-around game for Capital in a 59-57 win over Mt. Union. She finished with five points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in the game. LeAnn Topp, New Bremen Topp led Wilmington in a game against Heidelberg this week. She had 13 points and seven rebounds, and hit four of her six free throw attempts.


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Ravens, Bengals look to get sharper heading into playoffs CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ravens have studied their possible playoff pairings. The only thing for sure: Baltimore gets to play its first game at home as the AFC North champion. The opponent? Too early to tell. “Yeah, we’ve thought about it,” running back Ray Rice said. “We’ve seen it. We know all the scenarios.” An intriguing one: If the Ravens win on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, there’s a chance they could play divisionrival Cincinnati in backto-back weeks. Their game on Sunday doesn’t mean a lot. Baltimore (10-5) wrapped up its second straight division title and its fifth consecutive playoff appearance by beating the defending Super Bowl champion Giants 33-14 last week. The only undecided is who they will host in the first game. If they win on Sunday and New England loses, it will be the Bengals (96), who have lost their last four games against the Ravens but wouldn’t be intimidated by facing a familiar team. Cincinnati is locked in as the sixth seed, also waiting to find out where it will go for the first round. Could be Baltimore.

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CINCINNATI BENGALS coach Marvin Lewis reacts to a penalty called on his team in a game with the Steelers. Or New England. Or Houston. Or even Denver. “We don’t know,” safety Chris Crocker said. “You have an inkling of who it may be. But you really focus on the Baltimore Ravens. They put a licking on us in the first game of the season.” The Ravens opened the season impressively, beating the Bengals 4413 on a Monday night. The teams then took very different paths to the playoffs — Baltimore won nine of its first 11 games, went into a on offense, slump changed coordinators, lost three straight games and finally nailed down the division title last

week. Cincinnati opened 3-5 but has made the playoffs by winning six of its last seven on the strength of an emerging defense. The final regular season game represents a chance for both to finetune offenses that have plenty of room for improvement. Baltimore’s has been so inconsistent that coach John Harbaugh fired coordinator Cam Cameron and elevated quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell for the last two games. Baltimore still looked out of sorts during a 34-17 home loss to Denver, its third straight defeat. The offense had its best moments last week during the 33-14 win over the Giants, piling up a season-high 533 yards. Joe Flacco was sharp, throwing for 309 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Rice and Bernard Pierce each ran for more than 100 yards. “We needed that,” Rice said. “We needed that, especially coming off that three-game skid. For us to come out there and execute the way we did, that’s definitely a confidence booster.” The focus Sunday will be on Flacco, who is usually impressive against Cincinnati. Flacco has completed 71 percent of

his passes in the last four games against the Bengals — all victories — with five touchdowns, two interceptions and a passer rating of 106.9. Flacco finally looked comfortable in the Ravens’ up-tempo approach against the Giants. “Obviously, it worked pretty well and there are always things that we can work on,” Flacco said. “We’re working every week to improve those things and get as good as we can get. But it was a good point, and a good game for us to build off of and try to kind of carry into the next few weeks.” Cincinnati’s offense is still looking for a breakout game. The Bengals have reached the playoffs on the strength of their defense, which has held six of the last seven opponents to 13 points or fewer. The defense outscored the offense last Sunday — Leon Hall’s interception for a touchdown set up a 1310 win in Pittsburgh. The Bengals managed only 14 yards rushing on 16 carries. “We do have to try to establish some kind of running game getting into the playoffs,” offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said. “It would be nice.”

Lewis to start at QB for Browns vs. Steelers BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Once practice ended on Friday, quarterback Thad Lewis was approached by Browns coach Pat Shurmur, who had great news for the third-stringer. “He said, ‘You’re the man,’” Lewis said. And just like that, Lewis became Cleveland’s starter Sunday in the season finale at Pittsburgh, where he will take his first regular-season NFL snaps against the Steelers and their No. 1-ranked defense. “It’s exciting,” Lewis said. “It’s a blessing for a childhood dream come true.” Shoulder injuries to starter Brandon Weeden and No. 2 QB Colt McCoy will give Lewis a chance to show what he can do after almost three seasons spent on practice squads, running the scout team and finishing off exhibition games with other backups. He’s been waiting for his opportunity, and he’ll get it against James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Co. ‚Äî amid a sea of Terrible Towels. Lewis never considered his first start would come against one of the league’s most feared defenses. “Part of my childhood dream was to be a starter one day in the NFL. Who it was against, I didn’t have a visual of that,” Lewis said, smiling. “But it’s a challenge and if you don’t like challenges then you’re in the wrong sport.” With Weeden and McCoy unable to practice, Lewis spent all week working with Cleveland’s first-team offense. Although signs pointed toward him making the start, Lewis didn’t get the official word until after Friday’s

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CLEVELAND BROWNS quarterback Thaddeus Lewis looks down field during the second half of a game against the Detroit Lions. Lewis will make his NFL debut in Pittsburgh on Sunday. workout from Shurmur, who is confident the 25year-old will perform well. “He’s been preparing himself to play all year even though he wasn’t on the active roster,” Shurmur said. “What we expect is that he goes out and plays winning football.” Weeden finished with 3,385 yards passing, a team rookie record. He was inconsistent, but Shurmur believes the 29-year-old’s best seasons are ahead. “Now that he’s had a season under his belt, he’ll come back here in the offseason, much like a lot of quarterbacks in this league that went on to have really good careers, just pick one,” he said. “They all had rookie years where they were much better in their second year. I think he’s shown quite a bit this year that’s good.” For their last game, the Browns will also be without starting rookie running back Trent Richardson. He sprained his left ankle in the closing sec-

onds last week in a lopsided loss at Denver. He broke almost every Browns rookie rushing record but wound up 50 yards shy of 1,000. It’s a disappointing ending for Richardson, who missed all of the exhibition season following knee surgery and played most of the season with a rib cartilage injury. Browns running backs coach Gary Brown said Richardson was never at full speed. “Although he was running hard and playing well, he just didn’t feel like Trent,” Brown said. “God willing he’s going to come back strong from the rib and the knee is strong and the city of Cleveland will see exactly what Trent Richardson is, and I believe that’s going to be a top-flight running back in this league.” Montario Hardesty will start for Richardson. Cornerback Sheldon Brown will also sit out with a concussion, ending his streak of 175 consecutive starts, the second-longest run among active cornerbacks. . “It’s killing him,” linebacker D’Qwell Jackson said. “I know he wants to play.” Shurmur said he didn’t have to radically alter his game plan for Lewis, whom he has known since they were both in St. Louis. Lewis is aware of the Steelers and their propensity to blitz. “I think there’s enough evidence of how they play,” Shurmur said. “We have the first game against them, plus their style of defense hasn’t changed in years. What’s important for Thad is to execute the progressions and get the ball off on time and not rush things, just be urgent and go play his game.”

Pittsburgh has never been a forgiving place for any quarterbacks, and especially ones from Cleveland. In the 2008 season finale at Pittsburgh, injuries forced the Browns to start fourth-stringer Bruce Gradkowski, who passed for 18 yards, was sacked three times and posted a 1.0 rating in a 31-0 loss.

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SCOREBOARD Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Mississippi State (8-4) vs. High school Northwestern (9-3), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl High school sports At Orlando, Fla. TODAY, TONIGHT Georgia (11-2) vs. Nebraska Boys basketball (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Fort Loramie at New Bremen Outback Bowl Sidney at Tecumseh At Tampa, Fla. Spencerville at New Knoxville South Carolina (10-2) vs. MichiHouston at Ansonia Lehman-Russia winner vs. gan (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl Piqua-Covington winner at Piqua At Pasadena, Calif. Holiday Tournament, 8 p.m. Stanford (11-2) vs. Wisconsin Fairlawn at Parkway Holiday (8-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Tournament Orange Bowl Anna at Versailles Holiday At Miami Tournament Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Riverside at Bradford Holiday Florida State (11-2), 8:30 p.m. Tournament (ESPN) Girls basketball Wednesday, Jan. 2 Fairlawn at Parkway Holiday Sugar Bowl Tournament At New Orleans St. Marys at Sidney Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (10Lehman at Piqua Holiday Tur2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) nament Thursday, Jan. 3 Versailles at Fort Loramie Fiesta Bowl Graham at Anna At Glendale, Ariz. Botkins at New Knoxville Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon Kalida at Minster (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Bremen at Houston Friday, Jan. 4 Wrestling Cotton Bowl Sidney, Versailles at holiday At Arlington, Texas tournament at Wright State Texas A&M (10-2) vs. OklaLehman at Lima Catholic homa (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Swimming Saturday, Jan. 5 Versailes at Lima Holiday TourBBVA Compass Bowl nament At Birmingham, Ala. Bowling Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi Russia vs. Lima Temple at Min(6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) ster Sunday, Jan. 6 Bowl OOTBALL At Mobile, Ala. Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas College bowls State (9-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 7 College Football FBS Bowl BCS National Championship Glance At Miami The Associated Press Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama Subject to Change (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. ASKETBALL Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) vs. Ohio (8-4), 2 p.m. (ESPN) High school Russell Athletic Bowl Friday's Scores At Orlando, Fla. The Associated Press Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Rutgers Boys Basketball (9-3), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Ada 44, Kalida 42 Meineke Car Care Bowl Centerville 71, Vandalia Butler At Houston Minnesota (6-6) vs. Texas Tech 48 Day. Thurgood Marshall 70, Ev. (7-5), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Bosse, Ind. 57 Saturday, Dec. 29 Elida 71, Lima Sr. 68 Armed Forces Bowl Ft. Loramie 48, Jackson Center At Fort Worth, Texas Rice (6-6) vs. Air Force (6-6), 46 Kenton 62, Benjamin Logan 55 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Lima Temple Christian 51, PanFight Hunger Bowl dora-Gilboa 38 At San Francisco London Madison Plains 49, Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (8Spring. NW 33 4), 4 p.m. (ESPN2) Minster 67, Houston 49 Pinstripe Bowl New Bremen 64, Indian Lake At New York Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia 39 New Knoxville 58, St. Marys 49 (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Ottawa-Glandorf 52, Archbold Alamo Bowl 41 At San Antonio Ottoville 55, Lima Shawnee 53, Texas (8-4) vs. Orgeon State (9OT 3), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Lima Bath 81, Tiffin Columbian Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl 57 At Tempe, Ariz. Day. Dunbar 67, Berlin Hiland Michigan State (6-6) vs. TCU 38 (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 31 NBA scores Music City Bowl National Basketball At Nashville, Tenn. Association Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. State Results (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl By Associated Press At El Paso, Texas Thursday's Games Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Oklahoma City 111, Dallas 105, Cal (7-5), 2 p.m. (CBS) OT Liberty Bowl L.A. Clippers 106, Boston 77 At Memphis, Tenn. Friday's Games Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), Indiana 97, Phoenix 91 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Washington 105, Orlando 97 Chick-fil-A Bowl Atlanta 102, Cleveland 94 At Atlanta Brooklyn 97, Charlotte 81 LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), Detroit 109, Miami 99 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Toronto at New Orleans, inc. Tuesday, Jan. 1 Denver at Dallas, inc. Heart of Dallas Bowl Houston at San Antonio, inc. At Dallas L.A. Clippers at Utah,inc. Purdue (6-6) vs. Oklahoma New York at Sacramento, inc. State (7-5), Noon (ESPNU)




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Historical society accepted into Lighting contest national assessment program winners announced following areas: • Prioritization of goals; • Focus on mission and planning; • Communications between staff, board and other constituents; • Credibility with potential funders and donors. The program offers four types of assessments: organizational, collections stewardship, community engagement, and leadership. The Auglaize County Historical Society chose to apply in the category of organizational assessment, which will provide a review of all areas of museum operations, emphasizing strategic planning and aligning operations and resources with mission.

Common outcomes of organizational assessment include increased knowledge about staff and/or governing authority’s roles and responsimuseum bilities, standards and best practices and resources available to support sustainability; improved alignment of operations, resources and organizational structure to mission; and an improved ability to develop or refine mission statement, institutional plan and policies, and procedures, understand the roles and responsibilities of staff and governing authority, understand standards and best practices, improve financial sustainability. “We are thrilled to learn that we were ac-

Commitment remains to restoring Grand Lake St. Marys The past voice for the three summers local people in in the Grand regards to the Lake St. Marys lake’s manageregion have not ment and fubeen an ideal ture. The Lake situation for our Improvement local communiAssociation has ties. The conunited the lake stant question community for Guest on our minds common goals column and provided a during these State Rep. winter months setting for the Jim Buchy is; will the algae community to be back next learn about the year; and will it be less water quality issues at troublesome or more the lake. than the past few years? The agriculture comEach year at the lake munity understands has been slightly differ- that their methods need ent. However; local and to change as a part of the state commitment to efforts to clean up the working on this issue lake. Approximately 85 has never changed. percent of the qualifying In the past two and a livestock farmers in the half years the state has Grand Lake St. Mary’s allocated millions of dol- watershed have submitlars to this issue of state ted their nutrient mandollars and federal dol- agement plans in lars. In addition, locally accordance with the the Grand Lake St. “Watershed in Distress Marys Restoration Com- Rules” developed by the mission has provided a Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). One hundred and thirty two local farmers went above the

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requirements to complete a more detailed comprehensive nutrient plan. management Those farmers should be commended for their willingness to make a commitment to the future of our region. Sen. Faber and I remain committed in the legislative body to providing support for Grand Lake St. Marys. The best support for the lake has been from the local people and that is a testament to the good people that live in Mercer and Auglaize counties. We will work with the individuals on the ground and provide them the tools they need for the future success of the Grand Lake St. Marys. With reapportionment my office email has changed to Please follow this quick URL to complete an online survey and give me your thoughts to guide priorities for the next General A s s e m b l y :

cepted into the MAP program,” Historical Sciety administrator Rachel Barber said. “Next year (2013) marks the 50th anniversary of the Historical Society, and provides a great opportunity not only to focus on past achievements, but to position the organization for a vibrant future.” The assessment will take place throughout 2013 and will include Historical Society’s Mooney (St. Marys) and Wapakoneta museums, as well as its sites at Shinbone and the fairgrounds. In 2012, MAP’s Ohio participants included the Akron ZoologPark, Western ical Reserve Historical Society and Canton Museum of Art. The American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums) is the single organization that supports all museums. Through advocacy and excellence, the alliance strengthens the museum community. Its support 21,000 museums, individuals and companies by developing standards and best practices; providing resources and career development; and advocating for museums to thrive. MAP is supported through a cooperative agreement between the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the alliance.


WAPAKONETA — The Auglaize County Historical Society learned just before Christmas that the organization had been accepted into the Museum Assessment Program of the American Alliance of Museums. The Museum Assessment Program (MAP) helps small and midmuseums sized strengthen operations, plan for the future, and meet national standards through self-study and a site visit from a peer reviewer. Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded MAP grants provide $4,000 of consultative resources and services to participating museums. MAP provides guidance and growth in the

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is an excellent day to talk to authority figures to discuss your life direction. You’re in a serious, practical frame of mind and ready to do this. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Any kind of study will go well today. In particular, you will enjoy studying subjects like philosophy, religion or history. Good day for editing publishing projects. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You can make great headway with discussions about red-tape issues like insurance matters, inheritances, taxes and debt. You won’t overlook details, and you’ll stick to the job until it’s done. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Discussions with partners and close friends will be serious and practical today. This is a good day to discuss the division of labor or how to share expenses. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) At work today, you will agree to routine tasks that require attention to detail simply because you’re in the mood. You’ll do a great job, and you won’t make mistakes. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a good day for artistic practice. You have the discipline to do the work necessary for creating something. You also can arrive at practical solutions related to the care and education of children. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Tackle home repairs today. Alternatively, family discussions about practical matters might secure the future of your home. This is good. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Because you’re in a practical frame of mind today, you will be happy to do routine work. You have endurance, excellent concentration and patience. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) If shopping today, you will be interested only in buying practical items or items that last a long time. You will not be frivolous with your money today. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Discussions with others will be serious and practical today. Quite likely, someone who is older and more experienced will have some valuable input for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Research will go extremely well today. You have the mental endurance and the necessary concentration to do a good job. Answers are waiting to be discovered. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) In a group situation today, you will meet someone who is older or more experienced. Listen to what this person has to say, because it could benefit you. It ultimately might even change your goals. YOU BORN TODAY You are a pragmatic realist. You’re very talented at communicating your views with very few words. You have the ability to see the faults of society or systems around you and suggest ways to eliminate them. You like orderly surroundings, even minimalist. You’re careful with your money. In the year ahead, an interesting choice will present itself. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Kristin Kreuk, actress; Matt Lauer, TV journalist; Douglas Coupland, author. (c) 2012 King Features Syndicate, Inc.






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Mostly cloudy. Snow in morning; chance in afternoon. High: 29°


Mostly cloudy w/ chance snow showers in evening. Low: 20°



Partly cloudy. High: 25° Low: 25°


Mostly cloudy w/ 50% chance snow. High: 31° Low: 25°

Mostly cloudy w/ 40% chance snow. High: 29° Low: 10°


Partly cloudy. High: 21° Low: 10°

Dec. 29, 1912 Speed and cleverness won Luther McCarty, of Sidney, title of white LOCAL OUTLOOK heavyweight champion of the world, when he defeated Al Palzer in the Vernon arena at Los Angles last night. The fight was so one-sided the Referee Charles Eyton stopped it in the 18th round to save the reeling from further punPalzer Some drifting snow is likely Saturday late after- ishment. McCarty, in addition to the noon into Satchampionship, wins an u r d a y night as attractive and remunerwinds inative theatrical engagecrease a ment. The arena seats bit. Flurwere filled to capacity r i e s with 11,000. should ————— end later


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Saturday’s sunset ......5:19 p.m. Sunday’s sunrise .......7:59 a.m. Sunday’s sunset.........5:20 p.m.

Saturday. Sunday will be dry but cold.

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Chewing tobacco is not safe DEAR DRS. To your teenagers, I emDONOHUE pathize with your good AND ROACH: I frustration. Trywas washing the health ing to explain the clothes of my 17- Dr. Paul G. increased risks of year-old son disease to someDonohue when I found a one who knows and tin of chewing toperfectly well Dr. Keith bacco. Needless what it means Roach to say, I was very but doesn’t really upset. I conbelieve that it fronted my son about it could ever happen to him after school. He told me is nearly impossible. But that a lot of his friends I will try, since there is a use it and that it is “no belief that smokeless tobig deal — at least I’m bacco is safe. It isn’t. not smoking!” I told him The major risk of it IS a big deal because it smokeless tobacco is in is just as dangerous as head and neck cancers — cigarettes and I re- lip, mouth, tongue, throat. minded him of our fam- Having taken care of ily’s history of cancer. My many of these patients, I father, his two brothers can attest to the terrible and two of his sisters all pain and disfigurement died of different cancers. that come from the disCan YOU please try to ease and its treatment. explain to my teenage son But your best bet may be the danger of chewing to- to talk about your son’s bacco? Thank you. — A.M. family members who died ANSWER: As the from cancer. Discussing parent of three real people who have been

through it may get through better than statistics about increased risks. A family member with esophageal or pancreatic cancer also would be important, since there is incontrovertible evidence that chewing tobacco causes these as well. DEAR DRS. DONOHUE AND ROACH: My mother was 82 when she died. She had Alzheimer’s disease. My brother, who is 68, is beginning to show the same symptoms that my mother had at about the same age. I am 14 months younger than my brother, and I am wondering what, if anything, my brother and I can do to slow the possible onset of Alzheimer’s. I understand that genetics plays an important role in the odds of us having this terrible illness. — L.F. ANSWER: This turns

out to be a very difficult question to answer. The risk of having Alzheimer’s disease at age 65 is about 13 percent overall. However, if both of your parents had Alzheimer’s, your risk at age 65 is about 36 percent. Having a parent (or sibling) clearly increases the risk. The risk goes even higher as we get older. There are blood tests that claim to predict risk of Alzheimer’s disease; none of them is perfect. There currently is no proven method of prevention that is generally accepted; however, most authorities believe that reducing risk of vascular disease, by controlling those risk factors, also can reduce risk of Alzheimer’s. These include not smoking and controlling blood pressure, high cholesterol and blood sugar.

75 years

Dec. 29, 1937 Evans Johnson, of this city, is a patient in the hospital at Bowling Green for treatment of a broken knee cap. The injury resulted when he slipped and fell on the icy pavement several days ago. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and their daughter Jeanette had gone to Bowling Green to be with their son Michael who is located there with the Johnson Bowling Green store. ————— Ohio hunters who take to the field this weekend in search of the nimble bunny will be outfitted in the new “license number” identification tags. Each hunter, who buys a 1938 license, will be given free a card, which he will be expected to attach to the back of his jacket or coat while hunting. —————

50 years Dec. 29, 1962 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Van Fossen and little daughter, Beth Ann, of Colum-

bus, are here to be holiday week guests with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Brockman and Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Van Fossen. —————

25 years Dec. 29, 1987 Dr. Stephen Blatchly of Sidney has been named chief of the medical staff for Wilson Memorial Hospital for two years beginning Jan. 1. Blatchly, a family practitioner who operates the Sidney office of the Aukerman Medical Centers, has been on the hospital medical staff since 1981. Doyle Iiams, the mayor of Fort Loramie, will be leaving one elected office for another as of Dec. 31. Iiams, who served eight years as a member of the Fort Loramie Village Council and another eight years as mayor will not be leaving the local government scene, however. When Gerald “Gary” Bensman takes the mayoral oath, Iiams will assume his new duties on the Fort Loramie Board of Public Affairs. ————— These news items from past issues of the Sidney Daily News are compiled by the Shelby County Historical Society (498-1653) as a public service to the community. Local history on the Internet!

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Big thinker looks for big changes in slacker boyfriend DEAR ABBY: nagging? I feel I I have been datmay be selling ing “Lance” for myself short by about two years being with now. someone who is We communicontent to sit on cate well, have the couch. On great chemistry the other hand, I and are very afhave dated more Dear fectionate with ambitious men each other. who turned out Abby Lance is kind, to be jerks. Must Abigail creative (he’s an women have to Van Buren choose between artist) and considerate. However, he nice guys who finish lacks ambition. last and dominating I’m a big thinker who power mongers? — wants big things in life. ASKING TOO MUCH? I have traveled exten- IN SAN FRANCISCO sively and am very inDEAR ASKING volved in the world of TOO MUCH?: The academia. Lance works male sex is not divided in a bar three nights a into two categories — week and plays video nice guys who finish games when I’m not last and power mongers. around. I know from our If you look around, you conversations that he is will see there are conintelligent and capable trol freaks who finish of doing so much more. last, and nice men who Is there any way to work hard at their jobs motivate him without or professions and are

successful. If you feel you are selling yourself short by being with Lance, then you probably are. If you would like to motivate him, tell him you think you need to be with someone who has more direction in life. If that doesn’t galvanize him to action, nothing will. DEAR ABBY: After being in a four-year relationship with an alcoholic who was emotionally, verbally and at times physically abusive, I got out. I have moved back with my parents to save money so I can get my own place. When I told my mother about some of the incidents that happened, she said, “I know how you can be.” My father seemed more supportive — until recently. My ex has a son I

grew close to, as did my parents. Last week, I found out my ex had contacted them and his son will be coming here for a visit. Abby, I don’t want my ex to know anything about my current life! I’m afraid he’s trying to manipulate and torment me while I try to move forward. I feel hurt and angry at my parents for not respecting my feelings. I can’t seem to get through to my mom, and Dad just looked at me and said, “Well, YOU’RE the one who stayed for so long!” I don’t know if I can forgive them for this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. — HURT DAUGHTER IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR HURT DAUGHTER: I’ll try. When people are attracted to — and stay

with — a partner who is emotionally, verbally and sometimes physically abusive, it’s sometimes because there was dysfunction in their upbringing. You don’t say how long you have been staying with your parents, but if there is no alternative, you need to stick to your plan and stay until you have enough money to rent a place of your own. When the boy arrives, greet him warmly and spend as little time there as possible. Give him no information about your work or your social life other than to say you are doing fine and are very happy. And as soon as you have enough money to establish some independence, get out of there. P.S. If you haven’t already joined an Al-Anon

group, I recommend it. Attend some meetings before the boy arrives, and don’t keep that a secret while he’s there. 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. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order “How to Be Popular.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)

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EQUIPMENT SUPPORT TECHNICIAN KTH Parts Industries Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts, located in St. Paris, Ohio, has an immediate opening for an individual in our Equipment Support Group (ESG). The successful candidate should have two years industrial experience or an equivalent technical degree. Good working knowledge of Robotics, PLC’s, Basic Electricity, Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems is desired. Industrial electricity safety training, mig or arc welding, or familiarity with oxyacetylene welding and cutting is also a plus. This is a second shift position. KTH Parts offers a very attractive benefit package, competitive salary and team oriented manufacturing environment. Qualified candidates should send a resume including salary requirements to:

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925 Public Notices 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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925 Public Notices PUBLIC NOTICE The McLean Township Zoning Appeals Board will hold their reorganizational meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 8:00 P.M. at the Township House. Ken Meyer, McLean Township Zoning Appeals Board Dec. 29 2351442

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Great gas mileage, sunroof, 144K miles, runs great, asking $3200 (937)684-0555

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Call 877-844-8385

Classifieds That Work • 877-844-8385

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Service&Business DIRECTORY

To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Service & Business Directory please call: 877-844-8385

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Sparkle Clean


Cleaning Service










(937) 489-8553


• Interior/Exterior • Drywall • Texturing • Kitchens • Baths • Decks • Doors • Room Additions

Eden Pure Service Center Mon.-Thurs. 5pm-8pm or by Appointment

492-0250 • 622-0997 5055 Walzer Rd. Russia, OH 45363


ELSNER PAINTING & Pressure Washing, Inc.

Paws & Claws Retreat: Pet Boarding Sidney/Anna area facility.

Make your pet a reservation today. • Climate controlled Kennel • Outdoor Time • Friendly Family Atmosphere

9 37 -4 92 -35 30

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Call Jim at

Commercial • Residential Insurance Claims 2330353

Tammy Welty (937)857-4222

everybody’s talking about what’s in our

J.T.’s Painting & Drywall


Water Damage Restoration Specialist

A Baby Fresh Clean, LLC

The Professional Choice

Commercial - Industrial - Residential Interior - Exterior - Pressure Washing

FREE Written Estimates

Call Kris Elsner

937-492-6228 •

16900 Ft. Loramie-Swanders Rd., Sidney

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Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration

• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms

• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors

• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions





LIVE-IN NURSES AIDE to comfort clients in their own home, stays to the end. 20 years experience, references. Dee at (937)751-5014.


• Carpet • Upholstery • Auto & More!

Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured




30 Years experience!

Amos Schwartz Construction

Get Your Snowblower Ready



(937) 232-7816

FREE pickup within 10 mile radius of Sidney





• Devices installed in all rooms • Easy Early find if Bed Bugs enter As low as

Wants roofing, siding, windows, doors, repair old floors, just foundation porches, decks, garages, room additions.


• All Small Engines •


875-0153 698-6135


knowing your Free from BED BUGS






Loria Coburn


Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

Ask about our monthly specials

Residential Insured

Commercial Bonded


“Peace of Mind”

SNOW REMOVAL, salt ice melt and shovel walks. No job is too big or small. Residential, farm or commercial. 24 hour service call or text (937)726-9001. Thank you!

Open Year Around

17400 Fort LoramieSwanders Rd.

Sidney, OH 45365

(937)492-7199 cc now accepted





1250 4th Ave.



4th Ave. Store & Lock


Senior Homecare Personal • Comfort ~ Flexible Hourly Care ~ ~ Respite Care for Families ~

419.501.2323 or 888.313.9990 2350766




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2001 Commerce Drive Sidney, Ohio 45365

937-498-4784 1-800-373-8826 HRS: M-F 8-5 & Sat. 9-Noon 2352506



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