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Friday, December 6, 2013

Coffee with Council at JP’s Saturday Join Bellevue City Council members Peggy Missler and John Miller on Saturday, Dec. 7, at JP’s Family Restaurant on Castalia Street. Coffee with Council will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Please note the earlier time.

Board holds special session The Bellevue Board of Education were to meet in special session at 8 a.m. today for the purpose of discussing the possible appointment of legal counsel. The board, which gathered at the administration office on North Street, planned to go into executive session prior to taking any possible action.

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‘Speak Up, Save a Life’ SALLY BOYD Neighbors Editor

“Speak Up! Save a Life” will be the focus of a “Tyler’s Light” public presentation sponsored by Bellevue’s CARE group — Community Anti-Drug and Resistance Education — on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Bellevue High School. Guest speaker will be Wayne Campbell, founder of Tyler’s Light, whose son, Tyler, died in 2011 at age 23 as the result of an accidental drug overdose. The organization, comprised of numerous concerned community leaders, parents, law enforce-

Public C.A.R.E. program is Wednesday ment, pastors, counselors, etc., is offering the free community presentation with various speakers on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. in the BHS cafeteria. Then, on Thursday, Dec. 12, “Tyler’s Light” presentation will be made to in-school assemblies at both the Bellevue Middle School and Bellevue High School for students in both buildings. Both will be one hour in length, with the middle school assembly at 8 a.m. and high school at 1:50 p.m. The “Speak Up, Save a

Life” program is a series of educational videos about drug addiction which earned an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award this past summer in the Information/ Instruction Program category. Producer of the award-winning videos was Rick Green. This is Tyler’s Light’s first Emmy award. “In my career, I’ve been fortunate to be a part of many Emmy award-winning projects, but none has affected me more on a personal level than ‘Speak Up, Save a Life’.

Everyone who supported this project and shared their heartbreaking stories of loss and triumph should be so proud of this achievement,” said Green. “This Emmy is for Tyler’s parents, Wayne and Christy Campbell.” After Tyler’s death, his parents, family and friends created Tyler’s Light to educate the community about the dangers of prescription and illegal drug use. In less than two years, the organization has made major strides. Endorsed by the office of Ohio Attorney

General Mike DeWine, Tyler’s Light has shared its ‘Speak Up, Save a Life’ message with thousands of students, educators, business owners and law enforcement officers statewide. To date, the videos have been shown to 30,000 students in Ohio and West Virginia and viewed on YouTube more than 11,000 times. “We are so proud of what Tyler’s Light has accomplished in less than two years and we know none of it would have been possible without volunteer support,” said Wayne Campbell, president of Tyler’s Light. See C.A.R.E. | 4

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Gazette offers holiday music on website Are you getting in the Christmas spirit? The Bellevue Gazette now can put you in the mood with streaming holiday music. Anyone with access to a computer may log onto the Gazette’s website — www.thebellevuegazette. com — and click on the large red button labeled “Unwrap Some Great Holiday Tunes from The Bellevue Gazette.” The music streams constantly 24 hours a day. The site is commercial free, and is brought to you by six enerous sponsors, including Copper Top Bake Shop, Bellevue Beverage Center, Bellevue ACE Hardware, Gibbs Equipment, Inc., The Brick Oven Bistro in Sandusky, and the Bellevue Masonic Jazzercise program.

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Today: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Tonight: A chance of snow before 1 a.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 21. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Northwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

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The streets of downtown Bellevue were lined with children and parents Thursday evening as they watched the Community Christmas Parade and waited for Santa. Before Santa and his sleigh, pulled by two Clydesdale horses, made their way down Main Street, several local businesses and children’s groups walked the parade route. Some of the members of the parade included young twirlers dressed like candy canes and volunteers dressed like snowmen handing out candy from Ace Hardware. There was also a giant Rudolph the Red-Nosed reindeer, made entirely of tree stumps and branches from Jarrett Tree Service.

Nelson Mandela, colossus of 20th century, dies at 95 CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA MARCUS ELIASON Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying “we’ve lost our greatest son.” His death closed the final chapter in South Africa’s struggle to cast off apartheid, leaving the world with indelible memories of a man of astonishing grace and good humor. Rock concerts celebrated his birthday. Hollywood stars glorified him on screen. And his regal bearing, graying hair and raspy voice made him instantly recognizable across the globe. As South Africa’s first black president,

the ex-boxer, lawyer and prisoner No. 46664 paved the way to racial reconciliation with well-chosen gestures of forgiveness. He lunched with the prosecutor who sent him to jail, sang the apartheid-era Afrikaans anthem at his inauguration, and traveled hundreds of miles to have tea with the widow of Hendrik Verwoerd, the prime minister at the time he was imprisoned. His most memorable gesture came when he strode onto the field before the 1995 Rugby World Cup final in Johannesburg. When he came on the field in South African colors to congratulate the victorious South African team, he brought the overwhelmingly white crowd of 63,000 to its feet, chanting “Nelson! Nelson! Nelson!” For he had marched headlong into a bastion of white Afrikanerdom — the Michael Probst | AP dile temple of South African rugby — and In this May 15, 2004, file photo, former South African President made its followers feel they belonged in Nelson Mandela lifts the World Cup trophy in Zurich, Switzerland, after FIFA’s executive committee announced that South Africa

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THE BELLEVUE GAZETTE Friday, December 6, 2013

Community News What’s cooking…

Attn. Eagles: Choice of Perch, Walleye or Strip Steak, Fri. Dec. 6. 5-7 p.m. Bellevue VFW Post 1238 Hamburger Gravy Dinner by Judy, Sat., Dec. 7. Tired of turkey? Come out and enjoy some homemade comfort food! Free Jukebox Night! VFW Post 1238 supports Ohio VFW charities. Bismark Senior/ Community Center, 5582 Bismark Rd., south of Bellevue is holding the monthly breakfast on Sunday, Dec. 8, with serving from 8-11:30 a.m., including ham, sausage, scram,bled eggs, home fries, sausage gravy & biscuits, pancakes and waffles. Donations for food banks will be collected along with clothing, games, toys, etc. for kids. Christmas baking couldn’t be more easy. The annual Cookie & Candy Walk at First United Methodist Church, 901 Northwest St., will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to noon. The homemade Buckeyes will again be featured. Episcopal Holiday Cheeseballs are now available from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, West Main St. To order, call 419-483-2165, 419-2170346, or 419-483-3955. A Pancake & Sausage Brunch, featuring all the pancakes and sausages you can eat plus sausage gravy and biscuits, will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Townsend Township Fire Station in Vickery. Adults, $7; children under 12, $4.

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Attn. Eagles: Dartball sign-up and practice, Mon. Dec. 9 & 16; 7 p.m. Christmas assistance for 20 Bellevue families is still needed through United Way’s First Call For Help. Nearly 900 families and senior citizens from Sandusk County have applied for assistance this year. Deadline to apply is

Dec. 6. Most familes seek foods for Christmas dinner along with toys and clothes for children 12 and under. To help or to apply, call 419-334-2720 or 800593-9444. Bellevue Redmen Boosters’ 200 Club winners for the current week are: Jerry Dick, first; Scott Horn, second; and Rick Lyden, third. Bellevue Elementary School is collecting aluminum cans this year. Please call Jean Roth at 419-4832445 and leave a message. Cans can be picked up at your request. Bellevue’s NARVRE unit will have their Christmas dinner/meeting at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Four County Young-At-Heart Senior Center, Flat Rock Rd. For reservations, call Susan Nichols, 419-4836184. All retired and veteran railroaders and/or spouses are invited. A Journey to Bethlehem — a live Nativity — will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 121 Broad St., Monroeville, with free admission, free refreshments, live animals and live music. All are invited. Firelands Habitat for Humanity information meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in the Huron County Jobs & Family Services, main conference room, 185 Shady Lane, Norwalk. RSVP to 419-621-7818. Downloading eMedia will be discussed Saturday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. at Bellevue Public Library, 224 E. Main St. This is a review of the library’s eMedia site, borrowing and downloading titles and requesting titles not yet available to borrow. Call 419-483-4769 for information. St. John’s Christian Preschool is holding their 11th annual Gift Basket Silent Auction, Dec. 1-10. Stop in today to view and bid on 50+ baskets donated by area businesses, preschool and church

families. All proceeds benefit St. John’s Christian Preschool, a ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 209 Southwest St. Toys For Tots has collection boxes in numerous Bellevue locations. Please help make local children happy this Christmas. Toys must be received no later than Friday, Dec. 13. Bellevue Middle School’s Spelling Bee will be held today at 1:30 p.m. in the middle school, Northwest St. A Christmas Concert with recording artist Mark Allen Chapman will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. in Providence Baptist Church, 1000 W. Gardner Rd. A love offering will be taken. For information, contact Pastor Jon Shepherd, 419-483-2655. Sherman Township Trustees will hold the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Sherman Township Hall, 1345 Section Line Rd. 30. Discovery Time, a parent-guided learn and play group for ages 3-5, will be held Monday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in Bellevue Public Library, 224 E. Main St. Fun activity stations which help build early literay skills. No registration. Call 419483-0422 for details. An Adult Book Discussion will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. in Bellevue Public Library, 224 E. Main St. The group will discuss Howard’s End by E.M. Forster. Bingo & a Book, for ages 6-8, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 4:30 p.m. in Bellevue Public Library, 224 E. Main St Have fun, win prizes and build literacy skills. No registration. Once again, shoppers at Meijers in Sandusky can help Bellevue’s Fish & Loaves Emergency Food Pantry by participating in the store’s “Simply Give” program from Nov. 3 through Jan. 4. Get a $10 gift card at Fish & Loaves, 203 Maple St. (or

Cops & Courts from a board member) and take it to Meijer’s in Sandusky where it will be matched. Last year, the pantry served over 13,500 people in the Bellevue School District. Veterans are needed to volunteer for veteran patients at the Ohio Veterans Home (OVH). Stein Hospice will hold LifeCourse volunteer classes twice a week, three hours each for three weeks. Next classes are Jan. 7 & 9, 21 & 23, 28 & 30, 9 a.m. to noon at the OVH. For details, call Stein Hospice, 419-6255269. An Ag Outlook and Policy Meeting, hosted by First National Bank of Bellevue and Gibbs Equipment, will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, 4-8:30 p.m. at the Bellevue VFW, U.S. 20 East. Three speakers will talk on farm issues. There is no charge if registration is received by Dec. 5. To register, call Valerie Bumb, 419-483-7340 or 419-483-0433; email at or go to the website www. and click on the 2013 Outlook icon. The Bellevue Society For the Arts, 205 Maple St., will stage “Hamlet” on Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. On Dec. 6, high school students will get in free when accompanied by an adult. A Toy Drive Drop Site has been created at Menards, in Sandusky. Drop boxes are located near the exit doors for new and unwrapped presents through mid-December.

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Sunrise Cooperative, Fremont, as of closing at 3 p.m. Thursday: CORN - Clyde: December 2013, $4.07; Monroeville: December 2013, $3.97. SOYBEANS - Bunge (Bellevue): December 2013, $13.31; Clyde: December 2013, $13.26; Monroeville: December 2013, $13.11. WHEAT (Soft Red) - Clyde: December 2013, $6.12.

Clyde man, 49, involved in wreck SANDUSKY — A Clyde man was uninjured after being involved in a four-vehicle crash which occurred Wednesday, Dec. 4, in front of the Sandusky Mall. Although Michael B. Herner, 49, of Clyde, sustained no injuries, the drivers of two of the other vehicles and a passenger in one sustained serious injuries. The fourth driver, Harriet M. Lopez, 82, of Fremont, also was uninjured. The Sandusky Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the collision which took place at 4:50 p.m. on U.S. 250 near Mall Boulevard. Officers stated Kenneth R. Phillips, 67, his passenger, Sharon F. Phillips, 61, and Craig D. Smith, 77, all of Sandusky, all sustained injuries and were taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky. Sharon Phillips was later flown by LifeFlight to Mercy St.

Ohio energy proposal stalls for a second time COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to adjust Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency mandates has stalled for a second time amid opposition from environmental and consumer interests and some majority Republican lawmakers. Senate Public Utilities Chairman Bill Seitz (syts), who sponsored the measure, cancelled a scheduled committee vote Wednesday, signaling an uncertain fate for the sweeping bill. Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican, had made significant revisions to

Life in prison for woman, boyfriend Steinfurth and King both plead guilty in death of 18-month-old daughter JOHN SEEWER Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio — An Ohio woman and her ex-boyfriend pleaded guilty Tuesday in the killing of her 18-month-old daughter, whose remains were found in a box in a garage three months after she was reported missing. Steven King II, the 24-yearold ex-boyfriend, told a Toledo judge that he had found the girl, Elaina Steinfurth, injured in her bedroom and that he tried to resuscitate her. He said he then smothered her to death and put her in a box. The girl’s remains were found in September in the rafters of a garage that belongs to King’s family. “I knew what I did was wrong,” King said Tuesday. King pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, tampering with evidence, abuse of a corpse and obstructing justice. He was sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility after 25 years. The girl’s mother, Angela Steinfurth, entered a type of guilty plea to murder and obstructing justice under which

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she maintains her innocence but acknowledges prosecutors had enough evidence to convict her. She was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison in accordance with her plea deal. She did not make a statement in court Tuesday. Prosecutors said Steinfurth was upset when the toddler wouldn’t stop crying, and she tossed the child across her bedroom. The child suffered severe injuries, and the next day Steinfurth

noticed the baby wasn’t breathing well. Prosecutors said that’s when King killed the baby. Angela Steinfurth and her two daughters stayed with King at his family’s home on June 1, investigators have said. Elaina’s father, Terry Steinfurth, went to the residence to pick up his two daughters the next day, but only Elaina’s 4-year-old sister could be found. Authorities searched homes, vacant buildings and the Maumee

Top general warns teens about online activities “I worry a bit about … the young men and women who are now in their teens, early teens, and who probably underestimate the impact of their persona in social media and what impact that could have later in life on things like security clearances and promotions” and so on, he told a conference in Washington. He said military officials have been consid-

ering the idea of giving people a “second start. In other words … say to young men and women, ‘You know what, you probably exposed some things in your social media persona … Twitter or Facebook … that would disqualify you, actually, from service. But we’re going to give you a shot at starting over … if you agree from this point forward to live to the set of values that we describe.”

River near downtown for any sign of Elaina while volunteers looked through neighborhoods and parks. DNA tests confirmed the skeletal remains found in the garage were of Elaina. Terry Steinfurth told the court Tuesday that he can’t understand how anyone could harm an innocent child. “The loss of Eliana has left my entire family with a gaping hole in our heart,” he said. The county coroner’s office said in November that Eliana suffered injuries indicating “non-accidental trauma,” and that there were severe, acute fractures to her arm and leg. Investigators spent the past six months looking into what happened to the toddler before a grand jury indicted the pair on Monday. Both have been in jail since the summer on obstruction charges. Authorities have said Angela Steinfurth knew Elaina had been seriously injured and didn’t seek medical help. King was charged in July with lying to investigators about the child’s disappearance.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — If they don’t believe their parents, maybe America’s teens will listen to the Pentagon’s top general. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey worried aloud Wednesday that the next generation of possible military recruits is ignorant about the damage that can come from showing bad or illegal behavior online.

Vincent’s Medical Center, Toledo. According to the patrol, Kenneth Phillips was turning left from U.S. 250 into the Sandusky Mall entrance, just south of Mall Boulevard. Vehicles operated by Smith and Herner were both northbound. Smith attempted to swerve right to avoid the Phillips vehicle, but struck Phillips’ car in the right fender. Herner was able to brake to avoid hitting the Phillips car, but was then struck by debris from the other two vehicles. After the initial impact, troopers said Smith’s truck slid right off the roadway and struck the Lopez car, which was stopped at the traffic light at the mall entrance waiting to turn right onto U.S. 250. All of the people involved were wearing seatbelts. The crash remains under investigation.

the bill after it stalled before Thanksgiving in hopes of lining up needed support. That included removing a provision that would have allowed power companies to opt out of meeting some state alternative energy requirements. State and national advocacy groups struck out against the measure, saying it would harm Ohio’s budding renewables industry, hike electric bills and favor politically generous utility executives over average consumers. The Bellevue Gazette 419-483-4190 Published daily Tuesday through Saturday with the exception of holidays. Publisher Tom Hutson Lifestyle editor Sally Boyd Sports writer Amber Hatten

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Rucker-Garman exchange vows in Columbus


COLUMBUS — Wedding vows were exchanged Saturday, June 2, 2013, between Gloria Joyce Rucker and David Aaron Garman. The 11:30 a.m. double ring ceremony was held in the garden at Barcelona, Columbus, with the Rev. Greg D. Gordon officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Taylor, Sterling Heights, Mich., and Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rucker, Mondovi, Wis. She is also the granddaughter of Mrs. Joseph Hassett and Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Rucker. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. David Garman, Bellevue. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Garman,

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Mr. & Mrs. David Garman, nee Gloria Joyce Rucker

Mr. Tony Mira and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Galloway. The groom’s niece,

Hadley Alysse Jarrett, was flower girl. The bride received a bachelor of science

degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree of public health and juris doctorate degree from The Ohio State University. She is employed as an attorney at Nationwide Insurance headquarters in Columbus. The groom graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a bachelor of arts degree and a master’s degree in business administration and juris doctorate degree from The Ohio State University. He is also employed as an attorney at Nationwide Insurance’s headquarters, Columbus. The couple took a 10-day honeymoon trip to northern Spain and southern France.

FSO Holiday Pops Concert, The Willows at Bellevue an annual family tradition hosts Caregivers Day Off SANDUSKY — Dramatic soprano Diane Penning will join the Firelands Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the State Theatre, downtown Sandusky, for the annual pops concert which has become a holiday tradition. This performance is expected to draw another record-setting audience to enjoy such favorites as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “O Holy Night,” “Cool Yule,” “Christmas Pops Medley” and “Let It Snow.” The family-focused fun begins

at 7 p.m. Single tickets for the holiday concert are $32 for Gold seating, $29 for Silver seating and $13 for students. Tickets are available at the Sandusky State Theatre box office by calling 419-626-1950 or toll free 1-877-6261950 or by accessing the secure website at www. Audience members are invited to a 30-minute conversation with Penning and Maestro Carl Topilow beginning one hour before the concert.

The Willows at Bellevue will be hosting a Caregivers Day Off on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is for those taking care of a loved one at home. Speakers from Stein Hospice, The Willows, and The Bellevue Hospital will educate the caregivers on the resources available in the community. Participants will also learn methods to relieve caregivers stress, coping with the holidays, and tips for the those who care for loved ones with

Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia. There will also be a massage therapist and nail services provided by Stein Hospice. The event will be at The Willows Villa Clubhouse, 101 Auxiliary Drive, Bellevue, with refreshments and lunch provided. Also the Willows is offering free Adult Day Care for those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia in our Legacy Neighborhood. To learn more or to RSVP, call 419-483-5000 and ask for Melanie or Andrea.

Tiffany Smith accepted by Ashland for 2014 ASHLAND — The following local resident has been accepted into Ashland University for the Fall 2014 semester: Tiffany Smith, of Contributed photo

Students at Bellevue Middle School celebrated Greek Week recently with each homeroom taking on the name of a Greek city-state in order to raise funds for Fish and Loaves Food Pantry. After a colossal battle, Mr. Freitag’s city-state of Syracuse was crowned the winner of the 2013 Greek Week.

Togas reported at the Bellevue Middle School ‘Syracuse’ the Greek Week winner The entire seventh grade class in the Bellevue Middle School participated in the fifth annual Greek Week during the week of Nov. 19. Each homeroom represented a city-state from Greece: Athens, Sparta, Thebes, Corinth, Syracuse, and Delphi. There were many activities throughout the week that challenged the citystates. The seventh grade team consisting of Mrs. Braden, Mrs. Downing, Mr. Freitag, Miss Frost, Ms. Marsee, Mrs. Roth, and Mr. Brown planned many events to help the students appreciate Greek

culture. The weeklong celebration included lessons about the Greek alphabet, mythology, history, and cuisine. Competitions included Greek translation, Greek spelling bee, Greek quiz bowl, and Greek Olympics. This year, each citystate participated in a coin war and helped to “pillage and plunder” opposing Greek citystates. A total of $485 was collected and then donated to the Bellevue Fish and Loaves. After a colossal battle, Mr. Freitag’s city-state of Syracuse was crowned the winner of the 2013 Greek Week.

Jacob Miller joins Ashland University organization ASHLAND — The following local resident is a member of the National Society for Minorities in Hospitality at Ashland University: Jacob Miller, of Bellevue, has joined the National Society for Minorities in Hospitality. Miller is majoring in business management. He is the son of Sean and Kathy Miller of Bellevue. Miller is a 2011 graduate of Bellevue High School. The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

is a non-profit organization that strives to promote diversity in the workplace. The members work to educate and aid in the recruitment, retention, support and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry. They strive to build and maintain relationships between hospitality professionals and minority students in ways that encourage lifelong commitment to the organization.

Bellevue, will receive a Director’s Scholarship for $7,000 annually to attend Ashland University. Smith is a senior at Bellevue High School.

Janelle Watson, 1247 Co. Rd. 288, has been selected as the current Student of the Week at Bellevue High School. A senior, she is the daughter of Tim and Janice Watson, and has maintained an accumulative grade point average of 3.703 after six semesters of study. Watson has been a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Spanish Club, Art Club, FOR Club, Key Club, Varsity B Club and the BHS volleyball and basketball teams. She is also an office aide and a senior mentor. She has earned the annual Elks Scholastic Award, has appeared consistently on the honor roll and was named in basketball to the second team All-NOL, honorable mention for District 6 and honorable mention




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for Northwest Ohio. Watson is a member of the youth group at Immaculate Conception Church, Lyme Producers 4-H Club, and is a member of the Huron County Junior Fair Board. Following graduation, she has set a goal of majoring in pre-veterinary medicine at a college yet to be decided.

Sandusky County Park District celebrating 40th anniversary FREMONT — The Sandusky County Park District announces activities for its 40th anniversary, “Fabulous 40th Celebration: Saturday, Dec. 7, at White Star Park Barn area, 5013 County Road 65, Gibsonburg. No registration required, just show up and have fun. Sandusky County Park District was officially created on Dec. 7, 1973. Join in celebration of the actual founding date with a variety of activities. All-day activities from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. include slide show of Park District history, campfire with hot dogs, hot chocolate, s’mores, cupcakes, sledding (weather permitting), hike the trails, log cabins will be open. Specific time activities include: 7:30 a.m. Bird Walk;



8:30 a.m. Eco-Christmas Crafts in the cabin with OSS Solid Waste District; 9:30 a.m. Find the “40” Hike, find the giant numbers hidden along the trail and win prizes; 10 a.m. Water Quality with Scenic Rivers; 11 a.m. Nature Journaling with Mary Warren, Div. of Wildlife Naturalist; 11:30 a.m. Wagon Rides around the park with S.C.R.A.P.; Noon - 4 p.m. Visit with critters from Back to the Wild in the barn; 1 p.m. Make Herbal Swags in the cabin; 5 p.m. Stargazing with Sandusky Valley Amateur Astronomy Club; and 5:30 p.m. Owl Prowl. Call 419-334-4495.

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Universal stops production on latest ‘Fast & Furious’ JAKE COYLE JUSTIN PRITCHARD AP Film Writers

NEW YORK — Universal Pictures has shut down production on “Fast & Furious 7” indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker. The studio announced Wednesday that the film will shut down “for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise.” The seventh installment of the street racing series had begun shooting in September. While much of “Fast & Furious 7” has been filmed, it’s far from complete. When Walker died in a fiery car crash Saturday north of Los Angeles, the film was on break for the Thanksgiving holiday. Shooting had been planned to resume Monday in Atlanta, but production was put on hold following Walker’s death. Universal had been trying to fast-track “Fast & Furious 7” for a July 11 release, a date that’s likely to now be postponed. Universal hasn’t yet announced any release

date change. “Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended ‘Fast & Furious’ family of cast, crew and filmmakers,” the studio said in a statement. Walker was killed by both the impact and subsequent fire when the high-powered Porsche driven by his friend crashed, according to autopsy results released Wednesday. At the wheel was Roger Rodas, Walker’s friend, financial adviser and coowner of a professional racing team. The two died Saturday when Rodas’ 2005 Porsche Carrera GT smashed into a light pole and tree, then exploded in flames. Sheriff ’s investigators were still trying to determine what caused Rodas to careen out of control. They have said speed was a factor in the onecar crash about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Rodas was killed by the impact alone, the doctor who performed the autopsy for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office

concluded. Results of toxicology testing for drugs or alcohol will take another six to eight weeks. The limited-edition Porsche was previously owned by IndyCar driver Graham Rahal, who has said it was difficult to drive. It is not just fast — it can hit 100 mph in less than 7 seconds — but also unforgiving in its handling. Walker starred in all but one installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, which has been particularly lucrative for Universal. “Fast & Furious 6,” released in May, was the highest grossing film in the series, earning more than $788 million worldwide. Universal announced Tuesday that it will donate a portion of the proceeds from the upcoming DVD, Blu-ray and digital release of “Fast & Furious 6” to Walker’s charity Reach Out Worldwide. Walker, 40, founded Reach Out Worldwide in 2010 to give firstresponse aid to victims of natural disasters. Walker was hosting a fundraiser for the nonprofit on Saturday afternoon before the crash.

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publish his photo, yet he and other jailed members of his banned African National Congress were able to smuggle out messages of guidance to the anti-apartheid crusade. As time passed — the “long, lonely, wasted years,” as he termed them — international awareness of apartheid grew more acute. By the time Mandela turned 70 he was the world’s most famous political prisoner. Such were his mental reserves, though, that he turned down conditional offers of freedom from his apartheid jailers and even found a way to benefit from confinement. “People tend to measure themselves by external accomplishments, but jail allows a person to focus on internal ones; such as honesty, sincerity, simplicity, humility, generosity and an absence of variety,” Mandela says in one of

the many quotations displayed at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. “You learn to look into yourself.” Thousands died, were tortured and were imprisoned in the decades-long struggle against apartheid, so that when Mandela emerged from prison in 1990, smiling and waving to the crowds, the image became an international icon of freedom to rival the fall of the Berlin Wall. South Africa’s white rulers had portrayed Mandela as the spearhead of a communist revolution and insisted that black majority rule would usher in the chaos and bloodshed that had beset many other African countries as they shook off colonial rule. Yet since apartheid ended, South Africa has held four parliamentary elections and elected three presidents, always peacefully.

C.A.R.E. From page A1 “We are forever grateful to Rick Green who produced the videos and Bruce Daniels who financed the project. They are two outstanding individuals who are making difference in other people’s lives. I also want to thank Brainstorm Media, the individuals who bravely shared their stories on camera and everyone else who supported this important project.” According to C.A.R.E. organizers, spearheaded by Cathy Belfiore, of

Mandela From page A1 the new South Africa. At the same time, Mandela was himself uneasy with the idea of being an icon and he did not escape criticism as an individual and a politician, though much of it was muted by his status as an unassailable symbol of decency and principle. As president, he failed to craft a lasting formula for overcoming South Africa’s biggest post-apartheid problems, including one of the world’s widest gaps between rich and poor. In his writings, he pondered the heavy cost to his family of his decision to devote himself to the struggle against apartheid. He had been convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 for leading a campaign of sabotage against the government, and sent to the notorious Robben Island prison. It was forbidden to quote him or

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FREMONT — A rare piece of comic book history has been found and will be on display in Fremont on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Rupp’s Comics’ 22nd Anniversary Celebration, in Fremont. Published in 1933, Detective Dan: Secret Operative No. 48 is considered the first modern comic book.

unveiling of the book, the 22nd Anniversary Celebration will also feature comic creators Dirk Manning and Chris Enhot signing autographs, and special deals all day from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Rupp’s Comics is located in the heart of Fremont, Ohio at 335 North Ohio Avenue. Questions can be directed by phone to 419-334-4959 or through the email

by Dick Tracy from newspaper comic strips. Both characters boast a sharp, square jaw, fedora, and habit of fighting with their fists. In turn Detective Dan: Secret Operative No. 48 inspired Detective Comics which a few years later would introduce the world to one of the most popular comic book characters of all time: Batman. In addition to the

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VALENCIA, Calif. — Sheriff’s deputies work near the wreckage of a Porsche that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., in this Saturday, Nov. 30, file photo. Actor Paul Walker, star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series, died in the crash north of Los Angeles. Production of the seventh movie in the series has been halted.

FREMONT — A rare piece of comic book history has been found and will be on display in Fremont on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Rupp’s Comics’ 22nd Anniversary Celebration. Published in 1933, Detective Dan: Secret Operative No. 48 is considered the first modern comic book. Before Detective Dan, comic books were filled with short comic strips or were compilations of comics that had been previously published in newspapers. This comic was the first to feature new and original artwork to make a complete story. It only ran for one issue before being cancelled, making it an extremely rare find. Only a few hundred copies are known to exist. Christopher Rupp, owner of Rupp’s Comics, found the unusual book after being contacted to appraise a comic collection for an estate sale earlier this year. “When I first saw this book, I had to do some research as I was not too familiar with it,” says Rupp, “I discovered that this is a piece of comic book history and I feel that everyone should get a chance to see it since it is so rare. It’s not every day that you come across an 80-year-old comic book.” Detective Dan Dunn was a character inspired


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8th grade boy’s win in 2OT SANDUSKY — The Redmen eighth grade basketball team has been busy this week, on Monday night they hosted Willard, where they were victorious in double overtime, 51-48. Then on Tuesday night the Redmen traveled to Perkins where they fell to the Pirates, 43-13. In their first win of the season against Willard

the Redmen were led by Mitch Wells, who had 18 points. Bryce McMurray added 11 points to the Redmen’s total and Jake Waskielis tallied up eight points. Head coach Bryan Hoover was proud of how his team played, “ We showed a lot of heart. The kids never gave up and fought back posses-

sion by possession. We had a lot of guys step up and hit some clutch shots and our bench was huge scoring 16 points,” he said. Then on Tuesday night the Redmen traveled to Perkins, where they ended up falling 43-13. Coach Hoover said the Redmen showed some fatigue from the double overtime game

they had played on Monday. McMurray again led the Redmen with six points, followed by Dakota McPeak with four. “I thought a lot of our shots were flat and we just looked tired out there. Hopefully the kids are able to rest up and be ready to finish the week on a positive note,” he said.

No charges in sex assault case for Jameis Winston GARY FINEOUT Associated Press

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson, from Canada, jumps to the basket against Denver Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Cleveland.

Cavs snap Nuggets’ win streak, 98-88 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In this Nov. 30, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston warms up before a game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla. The prosecutor overseeing the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Winston says it is completed. State Attorney Willie Meggs has scheduled a news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in his office to announce his findings. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

tried to fight the man off, and at some point, another man came into the room and told him to stop. But the two went into a bathroom “where he completed the act.” Her next memory was of the suspect dressing her, putting her on a scooter and dropping her off at a campus intersection. She said she had no idea where the alleged assault took place. In the short time since Meggs’ office took over the case, investigators have taken DNA from Winston, interviewed the alleged victim and looked at other evidence. Meggs said DNA found in the accuser’s underwear matched Winston. Winston’s attorney, Timothy Jansen, has suggested Winston had consensual sex with the accuser and he expects

the prosecutor will exonerate his client. Jansen planned to address the media later Thursday. Patricia Carroll, the attorney representing the alleged victim, has not responded to requests for comment. Her office is expected to release a brief statement after the prosecutor’s announcement. The alleged sexual assault was first reported to police on Dec. 7, 2012. The family has said the alleged victim did not know the identity of her attacker until early January. Police said last week that they tried to interview Winston in January but that Jansen at the time told them his client would not answer questions. The family has been sharply critical of the way Tallahassee police

have handled the case. They said they pushed to have a DNA sample taken from Winston, only to be told by a police detective that it would alert Winston and make the case public. The family said Carroll was warned by police that Tallahassee is a “big football town, and the victim needs to think long and hard before proceeding against him because she will be raked over the coals and her life will be made miserable.” Tallahassee police have defended their handling of the case and said it was placed on inactive status in February after police were told the alleged victim did not wish to prosecute the case. Carroll has denied that the woman wanted to drop the investigation.

Seventh grade boys improve to 4-0 The Redmen seventh grade boy’s basketball team improved to 4-0 with wins at home against Willard on Monday night and on the road at Perkins on Tuesday night. Against Willard the Redmen jumped out an early lead, and maintained their lead the rest of the game, defeating Willard, 56-34. The

Redmen were led by Trey Ruhlman, who had a double-double with 20 points and 13 steals. Chase Eisenhauer chipped in with 11 points and Griffin Shade added 7 points. The Redmen then traveled to Perkins where they were again victorious in a close, 42-32 win, to improve to 4-0 on the season. Ruhlman

paced the Redmen with 15 points, Vickery added 9 points and Eisenhauer followed closely behind with 8 points. Head coach Matt Miller couldn’t say enough about how impressed he was with his team. “I can’t say enough about how hard the kids are working each and every day in practice and it is really showing up on

game day with positive results on the scoreboard. We are doing an excellent job of handling the ball and creating good scoring opportunities with our defense.” The Redmen seventh grade boy’s will be hitting the road next week to take on Norwalk on Monday, Dec. 9 and Sandusky on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Fremont Batting Range to host baseball skills clinic FREMONT— The Fremont Batting Range & Recreational Facility will be hosting their 5th annual winter break baseball skills clinic. The clinic will be held on Thursday, Dec. 26 and

Friday, Dec. 27. The clinic is for boys ages 8-12, the cost of the clinic is $60 for two days, which includes a clinic t-shirt, free batting tokens and Camper-of-the-Day prizes.

The instructors for the clinic will be Joshua Delp, American Legion Baseball coach Robert George, University of Findlay catcher Jordan Garcia. All participants should bring baseball

gloves, batting gloves, bat and wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. No cleats can be worn. All participants should bring water, Gatorade or money to purchase drinks.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ best performance of the season brought an end to the Denver Nuggets’ sevengame winning streak. Irving scored 23 points and the Cavaliers won back-to-back games for the first time this season with a 98-88 victory over Denver Wednesday night. Tristan Thompson had a career-high 21 rebounds and 17 points for Cleveland, which handed Denver its first loss since Nov. 18. The Nuggets played the third game of a six-game road trip, which began with a 14-point win in Toronto on Sunday and a 24-point victory in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Anderson Varejao scored a season-high 18 points and had 13 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who recorded their largest margin of victory this season. While the Nuggets have been one the league’s hottest teams, the Cavaliers have struggled to adjust to new coach Mike Brown’s system. Cleveland already has lost seven games by double figures, but a win over Chicago on Saturday and its latest victory produced some confidence. “Winning is the thing that cures everything,”

Brown said. Denver trailed by 12 points in the second quarter, but finished the first half on a 10-2 run and cut the lead to two early in the third period. The Nuggets got no closer, however, as the Cavaliers stretched the lead to double figures. The margin reached 13 early in the fourth. Andrew Bynum, coming off his best game of the season, had 14 points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes. The 7-footer had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocked shots Saturday against the Bulls in a 97-93 win. Bynum, Thompson and Varejao combined for 41 of Cleveland’s 58 rebounds. Despite being 6-12, the Cavaliers haven’t fallen too far from the pack in the Eastern Conference, where only Indiana and Miami are over .500. “That’s the good thing about being in the East right now and I’m sure every other team feels the same, but we truly believe we haven’t played our best basketball,” Brown said. “Contrary to what anybody believes I do feel like we’re getting better.” The Nuggets had won six of the previous seven meetings with the Cavaliers and three straight on the road.


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexually assaulting a woman who accused him of raping her about a year ago, a prosecutor said Thursday. S t at e Att o r n e y Willie Meggs made the announcement at a news conference, saying there was not enough evidence to win a conviction. “After reviewing all the evidence in the case, we did not feel like we could meet that burden,” Meggs said. A search warrant from January, released hours before the news conference, detailed the woman’s accusations for the first time. She told police she and friends had five to six shots at a bar and her “memory is very broken from that point forward.” She said she remembered being in a cab with a “nondescript” black man and going into an apartment where she was raped. The woman didn’t identify Winston, who is black, until about a month after the alleged assault. Winston, 19, has led the Seminoles to a No. 1 ranking and a shot at a national championship if they defeat Duke on Saturday. Many Heisman voters were waiting to see whether Winston will be charged with a crime before casting their ballots. The deadline for ballots is Monday, and the trophy is awarded Dec. 14. The details of the alleged rape were contained in a search warrant for cellphone records, including text messages. It was dated Jan. 16, six days after the woman identified Winston. The warrant said she

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BuckEyes An inside look at Ohio State football SAY WHAT?


“Bankers don’t get to do this.”

Ohio State got a big verbal commitment for its 2015 recruiting class when Cocoa (Fla.) High School cornerback Jamel Dean announced he wanted to be a Buckeye. Speed is one of Dean’s strengths and he was one of the most impressive players at OSU’s Friday Night Lights camp last summer. ranks him as a 4-star prospect and as the No. 13 cornerback nationally among high school juniors. Florida, Miami and Mississippi State were among the others schools offering Dean a scholarship. Linebacker Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga. Liberty County), possibly the top uncommitted target for Ohio State in the 2014 class, says he will announce his choice on Dec. 16. Ohio State, Clemson and Alabama reportedly are his top schools. Wide receiver Johnnie Dixon (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Dwyer), also in the 2014 class, says his decision will come on Sunday. North Carolina State, Miami and Ohio State are the schools topping his list. Offensive lineman Avery Genessy (Southern Mississippi Junior College) has turned down an OSU offer to go to Texas A&M. Wide receiver Trevion Thompson (Durham, N.C. Hillside) reportedly has his choices down to Clemson and Ohio State. Wide receiver Terry McLaurin (Indianapolis Cathedral), an OSU verbal commitment in the 2014 class, scored three touchdowns and intercepted a pass when his team won the Indiana 5A state championship 42-18 over Westfield last week.

1. What is Urban Meyer’s record in conference championship games? 2. Who was the first Ohio State player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season? 3. Of the 23 Ohio State players to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, who has the highest yards per carry average? 4. What league did Michigan State play in just before joining the Big Ten? 5. What was the first bowl game Michigan State played in? Answers: 1. 2-1 in SEC championships; 2. Jim Otis (1969); 3. Carlos Hyde 7.8; 4. It was independent; 5. 1938 Orange Bowl.

— Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman, talking about how coaching in the Big Ten championship is fun, despite the pressure.

Big Ten Championship, Fox, 8:17 p.m. < OFFENSIVE LINE Tackle Jack Mewhort, center Corey Linsley and guard Andrew Norwell all were first-team All-Big Ten on the media team but only Linsley made it onto the coaches All-Big Ten team. OSU leads the Big Ten in scoring (48.2), total offense (530.5 yards a game) and rushing (321.2 yards a game) Michigan State guards Blake Treadwell and Dan France are three-year starters on the line and center Jack Allen and tackle Fou Fonoti have two years as starters. Advantage: Ohio State

< DEFENSIVE LINE Noah Spence (8 sacks), Michael Bennett (7 sacks) and Joey Bosa (5.5 sacks) did not affect Michigan’s Devin Gardner much in last week’s dramatic 42-41 win at Michigan last Saturday and will be looking to bounce back this week. Michigan State’s sophomore end Shilique Calhoun (7 sacks) was named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year. The other end, Marcus Don Speck | The Lima News Rush, has five sacks. Five Spartans have had two or more sacks in a game. Ohio State defensive lineman Michael Bennett celebrates a sack against Indiana. Advantage: Michigan State He has 7 sacks for the season and 3.5 in the last two games.


< QUARTERBACKS Braxton Miller (1,759 yards, 21 TDs) has completed only 49 percent of his passes the last three games and that part of OSU’s offense could be needed against Michigan State’s stout defense. Miller has run for 184, 144 and 153 yards in those

games, though. Michigan State’s Connor Cook (2,119 yards, 17 touchdowns), a sophomore from Walsh Jesuit High School, unseated last year’s starter, Andrew Maxwell, and became a second-team All-Big Ten selection behind Miller. Advantage: Ohio State


Ryan Shazier (122 tackles, 21 tackles for losses, 6 sacks) has impressed everyone, except maybe the Big Ten coaches, who made Wisconsin’s Chris Borland Linebacker of the Year in the league. Curtis Grant’s lingering ankle injury makes him a question

mark again this week. For Michigan State, Max Bullough (73 tackles, 9 tackles for loss) and Denicos Allen (83 tackles, 15 tackles for losses, 5.5 sacks) lead a defense that ranks first nationally in total defense (237.7 yards a game) and rushing defense (64.8 yards a game). Bullough was first-team All-Big Ten. Advantage: Michigan State

< DEFENSIVE BACKS Carlos Hyde (1,290 yards, 16 TDs) was named the Big Ten Running Back of the Year. He has Every time Ohio State thinks it has fixed its pass rushed for more than 100 yards in seven games in defense problems, a game like last week, when a row and has been over 200 yards two of the last Michigan’s Devin Gardner threw for 451 yards and three games. three touchdowns, takes them back to the laboraMichigan State junior Jeremy Langford (1,210 yards, 16 TDs) became a tory. Cornerback Bradley Roby (3 interceptions) key player after gaining a total of 23 yards in his first two seasons. was a first-team All-Big Ten selection. Advantage: Ohio State Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard (4 interceptions) was the Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year. Safeties Kurtis Drummond and < RECEIVERS Isaiah Lewis were also first-team All-Big Ten. Michigan State ranks first OSU’s top two receivers have been quiet in the Big Ten in takeaways with 16 interceptions and 11 fumble recoverrecently. Devin Smith (41 catches, 644 yards, 8 ies. TDs) has caught only one pass in each of the last Advantage: Michigan State three games, though two have gone for touchdowns. Corey Brown (50 catches, 602 yards, 9 < SPECIAL TEAMS TDs) has caught two passes for a total of five yards in the last two games. OSU kicker Drew Basil is 8 of 9 on field goals. Will Saturday night’s game indoors on turf be the game where freshman Punter Cameron Johnston averages 43.6 yards. Dontre Wilson breaks a long one? Michigan State’s Michael Geiger is 12 of 13 on field Bennie Fowler (31 catches, 496 yards, 6 TDs) is MSU’s go-to guy. Tony goals and punter Mike Sadler averages 42.4 yards. Lippett has 35 catches and Macgarrett Kings has 34 catches. Advantage: Ohio State Advantage: Ohio State BIG TEN STANDINGS Leaders Division Big Ten W L Ohio State 8 0 Wisconsin 6 2 Penn State 4 4 Indiana 3 5 Illinois 1 7 Purdue 0 8

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OSU faces familiar roadblock If Ohio State gets to the BCS national championship game on Jan. 6, it will be part of the last BCS title game. Next year the often-criticized BCS will be replaced by a four-team college football playoff to determine the national champion. The BCS began in 1998 and Ohio State had a team that should have played in the first championship game. But then Michigan State happened. The 1998 Buckeyes were on top of their game for 11 of their 12 games and half of the other game. But, after taking a 24-9 lead early in the third quarter against Michigan State in its ninth game, No. 1-ranked Ohio State watched its lead and its national championship hopes disappear when the Spartans came back to take a stunning 28-24 win. Ohio State crushed Iowa 45-14 the next week, beat Michigan 31-16 and won the Sugar Bowl 24-14 over Texas A&M. But it was Tennessee and Florida State who got the trips to the BCS title game and Ohio State ended up with the Miss Congeniality prize of finishing third in the final polls. Fifteen years later, Michigan State is standing between OSU and another possible trip to the BCS championship game when the two teams play Saturday night in the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. History is in the past. What happened in 1998 doesn’t affect what happens in 2013 any more than what happened in 1969 against Michigan affected last Saturday’s game in Ann Arbor. The big difference from 1998, though, is that No. 2 Ohio State (12-0, 8-0 Big Ten) and Michigan State (11-1, 8-0 Big Ten) are the Big Ten’s two best teams. Fifteen years ago, Michigan State, coached by Nick Saban, came into the game 4-4 and finished the season 6-6. Whatever the outcome Saturday, it won’t be a stunner. But maybe Ohio State can redeem that ticket it didn’t get to use in 1998.




Passing Braxton Miller....................................1,759 Kenny Guiton ...................................... 749 Rushing Carlos Hyde......................................1,290 Braxton Miller...................................... 891 Jordan Hall ..........................................523 Receiving Devin Smith.........................................644 Corey Brown .......................................602 Field Goals Drew Basil............................................8/9 Interceptions Follow Jim Naveau on Twitter at Doran Grant ............................................ 3 @Lima_Naveau. Bradley Roby ........................................... 3 Copyright © 2013 The Lima News. Tackles Reproduction of any portion of this material is Ryan Shazier ........................................122 prohibited without express consent. C.J. Barnett ............................................72 Aug. 31 ................................Buffalo 40-20 Sept. 7.....................San Diego State 42-7 Sept. 14 ...........................California 52-34 Sept. 21 ........................Florida A&M, 76-0 Sept. 28 .........................Wisconsin, 31-24 Oct. 5 ..................... Northwestern, 40-30 Oct. 19.....................................Iowa, 34-24 Oct. 26 ..........................Penn State, 63-14 Nov. 2 ................................... Purdue, 56-0 Nov. 16 .................................Illinois, 60-35 Nov. 23................................Indiana, 42-14 Nov. 30 ............................Michigan, 42-41

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