Now Accepting New Residents! We are Thankful for 50 years of caring for your loved ones! 5 Stars for Quality Measures 4 Stars Overall by the Centers fo for Medicare and Medicaid Services Rated Happy Holidays from our home to yours! Call or stop in for a tour! 1140 S. Knoxville Ave, St. Marys, OH Page B1: St. Marys boys against Shawnee 419-394-3308 Page B1: New Knoxville takes on Versailles 4"563 %":%&$&.#&3 %FMJWFSJOHZPVSIPNFUPXOOFXTTJODFrar7PMVNFr*TTVF/VNCFS Roughrider knows how to kick it in soccer season DARE to make good decisions By MEREDITH ENKOFF Staff Writer ST. MARYS — Memorial High School senior Kristen Dammeyer was not always a serious soccer player. When she started out at age 6, playing for the Red Kickers, it was just something her parents had thrown her into. “I was kind of the girl that stood on the field and played with her pigtails at first,” she said. “It wasn’t until, I think, U-8 that I really started to get into it.” The star forward for the Lady Dammeyer Roughriders made First Team AllWBL and Second Team All-State last year. The awards meant a lot to her because they were a surprise, and because her coaches nominated her to receive them after the league season play was over. “I just thought that was awesome,” she said “(The coaches) vote for who they think stood out the most, either from the league or district, or the whole state... who they think had the most impact.” Dammeyer said this season, her third playing varsity, was a good one. Her favorite moment was against Wapakoneta in a tournament game. The Redskins are not their biggest rival, she said, but are always considered a good team to beat. “We were down I think 2-0, and then all of a sudden, just like within 10 minutes, we scored three goals, and we were just on fire at the time,” Dammeyer said. “It was so awesome seeing the team go crazy like that. After the win, it was just so awesome ––––––––––––––– See RIDER, Page A5 Staff photo/Janice Barniak Krysten Fowler accepts her DARE diploma Friday at St. Marys High School. Students pledge responsibility driver’s licenses. “You passed the test, but it’s up to you to make good choices,” he said. ST. MARYS — St. Marys To graduate, the students Intermediate, Holy Rosary and completed a DARE workbook, Minster students graduated essay and report and particifrom the DARE program Fri- pated in class activities led by day morning in St. Marys, but Blank. Auglaize County Deputy Sam The program has been in Blank asked them not to think the county since 1999, makof their awards as certificates of ing some of the students seccompletion but rather more as ond-generation graduates, said By JANICE BARNIAK Staff Writer Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon. He said as he looked at the crowd he saw the next generation of nurses, doctors, police officers, dancers and leaders. “You can’t be fooled by temptation...a good friend protects you from it, and doesn’t lead you into it. I see people make poor decisions when they ––––––––––––––– See PLEDGE, Page A5 ROC to build house for local disabled man lems. The foundation of the house was crumbling. He’d fallen through his bathroom floor. But because he had a disability, ST. MARYS — When asked he didn’t know where he should what was the best thing that go for help. could happen to him, a client of The city engineer brought the the Resource and Opportunity problem to the attention of the Center said it would be for him Hurlburts, asking if there was to have a new house built where any way to fix just the foundahis old house was razed. tion—he called Joe Hurlburt According to Joe and Bev because the man had been inHurlburt, a client, whom they volved in helping people with asked be kept anonymous, was building problems in the past. sitting on his couch watching “There was no way,” Joe Hurltelevision when a police officer burt said. It would be too costly came to his door and delivered to raise the house up and try to a notice that his property would replace the foundation. be razed in 90 days. When the Hurlburts conHe’d inherited the property, tacted the client, he told them and he knew there were prob- he didn’t know what he would By JANICE BARNIAK Staff Writer Loren says “Only 11 days til Christmas!” Laudick’s Jewelry 215 West Main St., Coldwater, Ohio 419-678-2929 Thanks Ben Stueve, have a great day. One of our valued subscribers at the Leader. do—his disability makes it difficult to live around other people. He did have a few advantages, however. He had good credit, no debt, and he had “done all the right things,” said Bev Hurlburt. He had tried to get along with whatever he had he was willing to do anything his disability would allow him to do. He told them, however, he didn’t want to be characterized by his disability, which many people don’t realize he has. “The people who came to inspect the house for it to be demolished said it was structurally bad, but very well kept. It was the neatest house they looked at,” Joe Hurlburt said. When the man told them the CLASSIFIEDS A7-A8 SPORTS B1-B2 Dec. 16: Kids in grades 3 and 4 are welcome to come to the New Bremen Library at 3:30 p.m. today for a Cardinal Crafternoon. The Mom’s Club will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the New Knoxville Library. We will be making a craft. Auglaize County Special Olympics skills basketball practices start today, and run from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the St. Marys Primary School gym. COMICS A6 ––––––––––––––– See ROC, Page A5 Weather Community Events December Dec. 14: Come to the Fourth Street Park Gazebo in Minster at 12:30 p.m. today to meet Santa. Dec. 15: There St. Marys Youth Exchange to Awaji meeting will take place at 4 p.m. today at the Friendship Center. A community supper will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. today at the ROC, 702 E. Spring St., St. Marys. It is eat-in only and the meal is free. best thing would be a house on the same property, though he isn’t able to pay even an apartment rent, they set out to see if they could make it happen. Everyone told them to try to get him a Habitat for Humanity house, but the non-profit has a rule that they can’t serve people outside the county they collect money in. There is no Auglaize County Habitat for Humanity operation. So the Hurlburts started talking to community members. First they talked to the man who helped them build their house, Dan Dodds, to get advice on what they needed to do to OPINION B5 See Page A2 for a complete forecast Info Follow us on Twitter at: http:// twitter.com/ smeveningleader Saturday Sunrise: 7:53 a.m. Sunset: 5:11 p.m. Sunday Sunrise: 7:54 a.m. Sunset: 5:11 p.m. OBITUARIES A4 STATE A2 The Evening Leader State/Local PAGE A2 Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 Squeaky-clean Christmas comes to Otterbein By JANICE BARNIAK Staff Writer ST. MARYS — Otterbein St. Marys residents will receive soap bags, knitted and crocheted with care by the St. Marys Community Public Library Craft Circle over the last six weeks. Phyllis Kenyon, group member, found the pattern for the bags online and brought it to the group, while the Otterbein's librarian for outreach programs, Beth Keuneke, found out how many the group would need for residents, which launched the making of about 60 of the bags, a total of approximately 120 hours of labor at two hours per item, all done before Christmas. "It was fun to see it grow week after week. Someone would bring in four, another would bring in three," said group member Julie Knous. The women made the projects their own, changing out the ribbon for yarn chains, and all sticking to Sugar and Cream yarn. The soap bags will let Otterbein residents use the full bar of soap, with no small pieces are wasted, and will keep anyone from having to pick up dropped soap. "It's what they used in the Depression so as not to waste soap," said Aileen Merricle. "Well I was born during that," said Kenyon. Many of the women remembered using soap bags growing up, or pressing a bar on top of a full bar to get the most use out of it. The women provided unopened bars of soap for the bags. The women discussed lean times, clicked their knitting needles or crochet hooks or worked on embroidery. The group meets at 10 a.m. every Friday at St. Marys Community Public Library and is open to anyone. Wildlife officers cited for hunting violations COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Eighteen more state wildlife officers are being referred for possible criminal prosecution after a follow-up investigation into illegal hunting while on duty uncovered additional cases, the state watchdog said. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said it immediately would place 17 officers on administrative duty and remove their law enforcement powers pending an internal investigation. The 18th officer, a supervisor, has retired. Inspector General Randall Meyer found in comparing deer harvest and payroll records that the officers had hunted while on duty or were off duty at the time their deer harvests were recorded and therefore falsified payroll records to collect pay for hours not worked. The inspector general’s report said “lack of accountability and supervision along with failure of wildlife officers’ compliance with the communication policy” was not only a legal issue but a safety concern. Meyer launched the probe after an earlier investigation resulted in the convictions of two Brown County officers. He said he suspected it was more than an isolated incident. Natural Resources spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle said the department has responded to activities highlighted in the probes, which go back as far as former Gov. Ted Strickland’s administration, with updated protocols and officer education. She said an internal investigation would be conducted, allowing the officers to present their sides of the story before a determination is made on any further disciplinary action. The department’s 140-member Wildlife Division has at least one wildlife officer in each of the state’s 88 counties. Officers identified in the probe were from Adams, Belmont, Butler, Champaign, Columbiana, Defiance, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Geauga, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Mercer, Sandusky, Stark, Vinton and Wyandot counties. 7-Day Forecast Courtesy of meteorologist Kyle Adams and the WLIO-TV weather team. Saturday: Snow. Total snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. Highs in the lower 30s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 100 percent. Saturday night: Cloudy. A chance of snow in the evening. Lows 15 to 20. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent. Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 20s. A Merry musical Christmas Photo provided Rudolph, Frosty and Mrs. Claus recently visited St. Marys Living Center. The group Music Fusion stop ped by with a full hour program of instruments, solo singers, carolers, trios and special guests. Presents and candy canes were given to residents, and the event was full of stories from the Bible about the birth of Jesus, a new twist on We Wish You a Merry Christmas and many more happenings. Pictures with Santa Photo provided Auglaize Industries in New Bremen recently traveled to Springboro where they attended this year’s La Comedia Dinner Theatre presentation, Holiday Celebration, on Thursday. Pictured are a few of the clients who stopped off for a picture with Santa just before the show. Have Twitter? To receive news alerts, follow us at: http://twitter.com/smeveningleader Otterbein St. Marys WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH 1 TO 3PM Accepting New Patients Evening and Saturday Appointments t7JTJUJOH/VSTFTt)PTQJDFt1SJWBUF%VUZt5IFSBQZ Christmas Around the World Join us for a Holiday Open House at The Evening Leader’s obituary deadlines are 6:30 a.m. weekdays and 5:30 p.m. Friday for Saturday’s edition. comfort. love. respect TheEveningLeader.com Professional Family Eyecare (Drs. Dickman, Kettler & Bruner) Gift es cat r e C tifiable! l i a Av Sto i nt See op ur o RaybaNew Collec n tion Come to the Life Enrichment Center Café for a taste of how our friends from other parts of the world enjoy the holidays. DOOR PRIZES . OPEN HOUSE TOURS For more information call 419.394.6184 Ask for Us! Compassionate Staff, Local & Available 24/7 -FBSONPSFBU $PN)FBMUI1SPPSHPSDBMM Dr. Kettler, Dr. Bruner, Dr. Dickman & Dr. Wellman Jillynn F. Bruner, O.D. Wayne R. Kettler, O.D. James K. Dickman, O.D. Wayne A. 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Burial will take place at a later date. Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences may be left at CiscoFuneralHome.com. Fire and Rescue The St. Marys Fire and Rescue Squad recently responded to the following incidents: Dec. 12 r"UBNUIFTRVBEDPNQMFUFEBėSFSVOUP Mutual Aid with the St. Marys Township Fire Department. r"UQNUIFTRVBEXBTDBMMFEUP1BSLway Court for an illness. One person was transported to the hospital. r"UQNUIFTRVBEXBTDBMMFEUP$PMVNbia for an illness, and one person was transported to the hospital. r BU QN UIF TRVBE XBT DBMMFE UP Longview Court for an illness. One person was transported to the hospital. Dec. 13 r"UBNUIFTRVBEXBTDBMMFEUP)BHBS for an illness. One person was transported to Coldwater. r"UBNUIFTRVBEXBTDBMMFEUP*OEJana Ave. No one was hospitalized. 4"/" /50/*0"1 ã"OPWel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners GSPN EVET IBT ZJFMEFE JUT ėSTU CJH result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hardto-treat form of breast cancer. The method involves studying drugs in small groups of people and using advanced statistical techniques to analyze the results as they come in, instead of waiting for all the data to arrive. Whether the drug, veliparib, ever makes it to market remains to be seen, but it has shown enough QPUFOUJBMUPBEWBODFUPėOBMQIBTF testing aimed at Food and Drug Administration approval. Bringing a new cancer drug to market usually takes more than a decade and tests in thousands of patients, and costs more than $1 billion. Companies can't afford many studies like that, and patients can't wait years for potentially life-saving new medicines, said Don Berry, a biostatistician at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He helped design the novel analytical method discussed Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, an international conference. Researchers testing a drug usually don't see results until they're all in, to prevent biasing the study. But several years ago, an unusual partnership decided to try a new way. *UJOWPMWFTUIF/BUJPOBM$BODFS*Ostitute, the FDA, drug companies, dozens of cancer research centers and charitable foundations. ĉF TUVEZ DBMMFE *41: QVUT small groups of women on experi- mental drugs or combinations, then gives them surgery to see what effect the medicines had. The best result is a complete response, where no signs of cancer remain. Each patient's results are analyzed as they come in, and advanced statistical methods are used to calculate probabilities that the drug would help in various situations, depending on which women had a complete response. "This allows us to learn and adapt from each patient as the study goes on," and results on early participants guide treatment that later ones get, said Dr. Hope Rugo of the University of California, San Francisco. When enough evidence indicates a high probability of sucDFTT UIF ESVH HSBEVBUFT UP ėOBM phase testing. 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They calculated that tests of only 300 women with triple negative tumors are OFFEFEUPHJWFBEFėOJUJWFBOTXFS and that the drug has at least a 90 percent probability of success in TVDIQBUJFOUT*GNPSFUZQFTPGDBOcer are included, the probability of success drops to 55 percent. The results show that "we can get early reads on something that is worth pursuing" and bail quickly on treatments that don't help, said %S $BSMPT "SUFBHB PG UIF 7BOEFSCJMU*OHSBN $PNQSFIFOTJWF $BOcer Center. 7FMJQBSJCIBTOPXHSBEVBUFEBOE JTFMJHJCMFGPSUFTUJOHJOBEFėOJUJWF TUVEZ*UhTOPULOPXOIPXMPOHUIBU would take, but it surely would be shorter than the several years that traditional testing requires. FDA officials have said that in certain cases, complete responses can be considered a basis for conditional approval of a drug, as long as follow-up tests are done after the product is on the market to prove that it indeed is improving survival. Last week, another company QBSUJDJQBUJOHJOUIF*41:TUVEZ 1VNB #JPUFDIOPMPHZ *OD TBJE JUT experimental drug neratinib had also graduated and would enter a EFėOJUJWFTUVEZ3FTVMUTPGUIFFBSMZ testing will be presented at a cancer conference next year. The San Antonio meeting is sponsored by the American Association for Cancer Research, Baylor College of Medicine and the UT Health Science Center. Man arrested in car bomb plot at Kansas airport Astronaut may get wish for spacewalk MJTI MBOHVBHF *OUFSOFU sermons calling for jihad, or holy war, against the U.S. Authorities said Loewen spent months studying the airport's layout, flight patterns and other details to maximize fatalities and damage. During that time, he developed a plan along with underDPWFS '#* BHFOUT UP VTF his access card to airport grounds and eventually thrust the vehicle loaded with explosives into the terminal. He planned to die in the explosion, a fate that he said was inevitable after convincing himself to become a martyr in a jihad against America, according to court documents. $"1&$"/"7&Ć- Fla. (AP) — Space station astronaut Rick Mastracchio may get his Christmas wish for a spacewalk or two because of a broken cooling system. Mastracchio, an experienced spacewalker, said he's more than ready to go out and make repairs, if deemed necessary by Mission Control. "Any time you have something like this, it's good news, bad news," Mastracchio told The Associated Press on Friday. "Of course, the bad news is the station's having problems and we have to go out and do a repair. The good news is we have the spare parts. We have the training. We have the skills and, of course, going out and doing a spacewalk is always very exciting — yet very challenging." One of two cooling loops on the space station shut down Wednesday after it got too cold. Flight controllers suspect a bad valve inside an external pump. *UhT B TFSJPVT TJUVBUJPO that needs to be remedied quickly, officials said, in case there are additional failures. On Friday, engineers in Houston spent a third day working on the issue. They want to see if they can solve the problem remotely, before ordering up a series of spacewalks to replace the entire pump. Three spacewalks were required to install this pump in 2010. The space station cooling system uses ammonia to dissipate heat generated by on-board equipment. The six astronauts have turned off all nonessential equipment to reduce the heat load, including some science experiments. That's resulted in extra free time for Mastracchio and his U.S., Japanese and Russian crewmates. Otherwise, life has not changed much a couple hundred miles up, he noted. "We still have lights. We still have the toilet working. We still have food, and we're still very comfortable up here," Mastracchio said. "So the biggest problem is that we're just not taking the time during our schedule to do as much science as we normally would." An upcoming delivery mission may be delayed because of the cooling system trouble. The commercial Cygnus capsule, currently scheduled for a Wednesday launch GSPN8BMMPQT*TMBOE7B almost certainly holds holiday surprises for the astronauts, along with the usual stash of supplies. At least Mastracchio doesn't have to cram in any last-minute Christmas shopping, using the TQBDF TUBUJPOhT *OUFSOFU phone or online capability. The 53-year-old engineer said he bought presents for his wife before he rocketed into orbit at the beginning of November for a six-month mission. Guaranteed Auto L.L.C. Lease it, own it 700 W. Ervin Rd., Van Wert 567-259-3050 No Credit Needed... and No Credit Check! 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The materials inside the vehicle were "inert" and "at no time was the safety of travelers or members of the public placed in jeopardy," U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. *OWFTUJHBUPSTTBJE-PFwen is an avionics technician who lives in Wichita and works at the airport. He had been under investigation for about six months, after he made online statements about wanting to commit "violent jihad" against the U.S. The statements were made in a conversation XJUI BO '#* FNQMPZFF unbeknownst to Loewen, Grissom said. Authorities said they believe Loewen acted alone. No other arrests are expected. According to court documents, Loewen talked to an undercover agent about downloading online documents about jihad, martyrdom and the "Al Qaeda Manual." He frequently expressed his admiration of Anwar Al-Awlaki, the American-born al-Qaida leader who was killed in a 2011 drone strike in Yemen. Al-Awlaki emerged as an influential preacher among militants living in the West, with his Eng- The Evening Leader Opinion PAGE A4 Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 C ongress shall make no law... Gayle Masonbrink • Publisher Mike Burkholder • Managing Editor History Highlights The Associated Press Today is Saturday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2013. There are 17 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 14, 1799, the ﬁrst president of the United States, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Va., home at age 67. On this date: In 1819, Alabama joined the Union as the 22nd state. In 1861, Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, died at Windsor Castle at age 42. In 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the ﬁrst men to reach the South Pole, beating out a British expedition led by Robert F. Scott. In 1918, “Il Trittico,” a trio of one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini, premiered at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House. (The third opera, “Gianni Schicchi,” featured the aria “O Mio Babbino Caro,” which was an immediate hit.) In 1936, the comedy “You Can’t Take It With You” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart opened on Broadway. In 1946, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish U.N. headquarters in New York. In 1961, a school bus was hit by a passenger train at a crossing near Greeley, Colo., killing 20 students. In 1962, the U.S. space probe Mariner 2 passed Venus at a distance of just over 21,000 miles, transmitting information about the planet, such as its hot surface temperatures and predominantly carbon dioxide atmosphere. In 1972, Apollo 17 astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan concluded their third and ﬁnal moonwalk and blasted off for their rendezvous with the command module. In 1975, six South Moluccan extremists surrendered after holding 23 hostages for 12 days on a train near the Dutch town of Beilen. In 1981, Israel annexed the Golan Heights, which it had seized from Syria in 1967. In 1986, the experimental aircraft Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California on the ﬁrst non-stop, non-refueled ﬂight around the world. Ten years ago: A weary, disheveled Saddam Hussein was displayed on television screens worldwide, a day after his capture by American troops. A car bombing outside an Iraqi police station near Baghdad killed at least 17 people. Actress Jeanne Crain died in Santa Barbara, Calif., at age 78. Five years ago: An Iraqi journalist hurled each of his shoes at President George W. Bush during a news conference in Baghdad; Bush ducked the ﬂying footwear as they whizzed past his head and landed against the wall behind him. (The shoe-thrower, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, ended up spending nine months in prison.) One year ago: A gunman with a semi-automatic riﬂe killed 20 ﬁrst-graders and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., then committed suicide as police arrived. Authorities say 20-year-old Adam Lanza had fatally shot his mother at their home before carrying out the attack on the school. Today’s Birthdays: Jazz musician Clark Terry is 93. Singer-actress Abbe Lane is 82. Actor Hal Williams is 79. Actress-singer Jane Birkin is 67. Actress Patty Duke is 67. Pop singer Joyce Vincent-Wilson (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is 67. Entertainment executive Michael Ovitz is 67. Actress Dee Wallace is 65. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ronnie McNeir (The Four Tops) is 64. Rock musician Cliff Williams (AC/DC) is 64. Actor-comedian T.K. Carter is 57. Rock singer-musician Mike Scott (The Waterboys) is 55. Singer-musician Peter “Spider” Stacy (The Pogues) is 55. Actress Cynthia Gibb is 50. Actress Natascha McElhone is 44. Actress-comedian Michaela Watkins is 42. Rhythmand-blues singer Brian Dalyrimple (Soul For Real) is 38. Actress KaDee Strickland is 38. Actress Tammy Blanchard is 37. Actress Sophie Monk is 34. Actress Vanessa Hudgens is 25. Thought for Today: “You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.” — Stanislaw J. Lec, Polish author (1909-1966). The Evening Leader’s obituary deadlines are 6:30 a.m. weekdays and 5:30 p.m. Friday for Saturday’s edition. Other views from around the country (MCT) On Dec. 14, 2012, I was duck hunting in California when my phone buzzed with a breaking news alert. There had been a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. As the hours unfolded, more details surfaced. Twenty children — all of them 6 or 7 years old — and six adults had been gunned down in a senseless act of violence. In the days and weeks that followed the shooting, we pledged to never forget. We said this time would be different. We said that something must be done. It has now been a year. In that year more than 10,000 people have been killed by someone using a gun. And in the U.S. House of Representatives, the majority party hasn’t allowed a single vote to prevent further acts of gun violence. It’s not because there hasn’t been a bill on which to vote. I have written and introduced bipartisan legislation expanding comprehensive and enforceable criminal background checks to cover commercial firearm sales such as those at gun shows and over the Internet. It is the same legislation that was authored by A-rated NRA Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and supported by a bipartisan majority in the Senate. Sixteen states, including California, already require criminal background checks at gun shows and for Internet sales. However, the 34 other states only require checks for purchases made through a licensed gun dealer. That means criminals in California can drive across the state line, load up with guns at a gun show, then drive back into our state. If my bill was passed, criminals, terrorists, domestic abusers, the dangerously mentally ill and other prohibited purchasers wouldn’t be able to bypass a background check by simply going online or to a gun show. People on all sides of the gun violence prevention issue have said their goal is to keep guns out of dangerous hands. But you cannot achieve this goal without background checks. Background checks are the only way of knowing if a person buying a gun is a criminal, a terrorist or dangerously mentally ill. The evidence shows background checks work when they are used. Nationally last year, background checks identified and denied 88,000 sales to prohibited purchasers at licensed dealers. However, there is no way of knowing if those 88,000 prohibited purchasers, after being denied at a licensed dealer, then bought a gun at a gun show or over the Internet with no questions asked. This is a huge loophole that costs lives. You don’t have to look any further than the sister of my State of the Union guest Elvin Daniel to see this is true. Elvin’s sister Zina had a restraining order against her husband that prevented him from passing a background check. Nevertheless, Zina’s husband was able to go online and buy a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun with which he killed Zina and two others in Wisconsin. The House majority has refused to allow a vote on my legislation to close this loophole. While they know 90 percent of the American public supports background checks, they fear a vote in favor of my legislation would upset their extreme-right base and cause political backlash from the beltway National Rifle Association. This political calculus has trumped voting on legislation that will help save lives. Critics of my legislation have used multiple arguments to justify their inaction. They have argued that it’s unnecessary because criminals will never submit to a background check. Under my bill, if a criminal is trying to buy a gun online or at a gun show and are unwilling or unable to pass a background check, then they will not get a gun. This drastically reduces the number of places criminals can easily access guns. Critics have also called my bill anti-Second Amendment. It is not. I am a gun owner and support the rights of lawful Americans to own firearms. In reality, my bill is pro-Second Amendment. It provides reasonable exceptions so people won’t have to get a background check if they inherit a family rifle, borrow a shotgun for a hunting trip, or purchase a gun from a friend, a hunting buddy or neighbor. It bans the creation of a federal registry. It allows active duty military to buy firearms in their home states and the state in which they are stationed. And it authorizes the use of a recent state concealed carry permit in lieu of a background check. There are 187 members of Congress who have co-sponsored my background checks bill. More have said they would vote for the bill. Why hasn’t it been put up for a vote? Why isn’t every member of Congress a co-sponsor of an anticriminal, pro-Second Amendment bill that strengthens gun rights and saves lives? Those are questions every constituent should ask their representative in Congress. Shortly after hearing of the tragic news out of Newtown, we learned about the heroism of a teacher named Victoria Soto. After hearing gunshots she hid her students in a closet and put her body in between them and the gunman. Victoria was shot and killed, but she saved the lives of all the kids in her classroom. At 27 she was brave enough to give her life. The House majority should be brave enough to give her a vote. —The Sacramento Bee Letters Policy This newspaper welcomes letters on any public issue. Letters should be 500 words or fewer in length and are subject to editing for grammar and clarity. Letters that are libelous in nature will not be published. 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John Wise, 68, has said he shot his debilitated wife out of love in August 2012 after she suffered aneurysms and appeared to be in pain at an Akron hospital. Mercy is not a defense to a murder charge in Ohio. The sentence issued by Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Mary Margaret Rowlands was in line with prosecutors’ recommendation that the Massillon man receive a lighter punishment than the minimum 23 years on his most serious conviction, an aggravated murder count. Holding a cane and wearing a striped jail outfit, Wise remained seated during the hearing. He made a brief statement, choking up as he apologized to his family and his son. He also thanked the prosecutors and the court. Prosecutors said Wise’s actions were illegal but that the case warranted leniency. “We believe that although his motive may have been pure, ROC From Page A1 make the project feasible. He said he’d give his own time, as a private citizen, to run the building of the house for free. 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He called the shooting “an aberrational act” for Wise. “I’ve never represented a finer man,” Adamson told the judge. Among those at the sentencing was Liz Flaker, one of the jurors who convicted Wise after he pursued an insanity defense. She said the jurors, who deliberated for several hours, took two votes. The first was 9-3 in favor of conviction; the second was unanimous. “There was really no split, per se, but I think there were a couple of people that kind of wavered on ... thinking was he insane or was he not insane,” Flaker said. “I think the way the law was written for the state of Ohio is a little bit hazy.” Prosecutors had recommended that Wise be sentenced to six years for manslaughter, a charge that wasn’t among the counts against him but is considered a lesser included offense. After neither side found previous case law to support that unusual suggestion, the prosecution instead asked the judge to sentence Wise under his felonious assault conviction with a firearms specification, and the judge did so. Wise also was convicted of aggravated murder with a firearm specification and murder, which could have led to a life sentence. Police say Wise calmly walked into his wife’s hospital room on Aug. 4, 2012, and shot her at her bedside. She died the next day. Wise told police he intended to kill himself after shooting his wife, but the weapon jammed. Buckeye League this year. Considering that the team started the season with uncertainty after a shaky pre-season, Dammeyer said it was a great end. “We always expect to be at the top of the WBL just because of the status of the program over the last few years, but I mean, I think we were all really happy with second,” she said. Dammeyer loved playing the sport, and especially the feeling she got after scoring. The other sports she is involved in (cross country and track) are more individuallyoriented, so she also appreciated being part of a tightly-knit team and sharing her experiences with her teammates. “I’ll miss being a part of the team, playing the games, just the experiences that you get to have,” she said. “You can’t really find that anywhere else.” Dammeyer plans to attend OSU in Columbus, where she hopes to study biomedical science. “I had they toy handcuffs and arrested our Doberman, which From Page A1 didn’t work out very well,” he said. Following what he cared about led him to his job as a deputy, and think they have a good friend.” also to train as a fire and emergenLife is one-time experience, he cy medical responder. told students, then he encouraged After the graduation, Solomon them to follow their passions, de- said that the war on drugs isn’t bevelop them and use them as a mea- ing fought as a war, it’s being fought sure to guide them toward the right battle by battle in encouraging stupath, which he said was a policy he dents to make good decisions. followed. “We win a lot of battles here,” From the time he was a child he he said. “The younger we talk to said he’d wanted to help people. them, the better the chance is to make them understand.” Blank said that the program is 99 percent focused on good decisions and one percent focused on drugs. Using drugs isn’t an overnight decision, but something preceded by a long line of choices. “We always say any bad decision, from not wearing a helmet when they ride a bike or not listening to their parents isn’t good. Good decisions bring you good things,” he said. Rider From Page A1 to be with my team.” In Dammeyer’s career playing for St. Marys, the Roughriders had always beaten the Redskins, which is part of the reason why her team was dead set on winning that game. 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He loves his new school and craft area, and I love knowing he has his own special space for work. -- Annelise in Minnesota (c)2013 by King Features Syndicate Inc. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Be patient with others today, because people have a short fuse due to tension building up before tomorrow’s Full Moon. Forewarned is forearmed. As tension builds before tomorrow’s Full Moon, you feel challenged to meet the demands of home and family versus the demands of your external world and your career. Oh well, you can’t please everyone. Squabbles with friends or people in a group might become more intense today as tomorrow’s Full Moon approaches. Best to wait until Wednesday or Thursday to settle. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Don’t overreact about financial matters and cash flow, because in a few days you might see things differently. Tomorrow’s Full Moon highlights your money house. 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Birthdate of: Noel Coward, playwright; Joe Absolom, actor; Leslie Stahl, TV journalist. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc. The Evening Leader PAGE A7 Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 Parking ordinance to be clarified By BRITTANY POWELL Staff Writer Cridersville — At a regular village council meeting, concerned Cridersville residents brought council members' attention to a recreational vehicle parked on their neighbor's property. "Residents from the community feel that this individual is not following that ordinance," Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers said. "There is an opportunity for the language in that ordinance to be clarified." A planning meeting has been set for discussion of the recreational vehicle's temporary parking in the driveway, following a finance meeting set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. "It will be determined whether this needs to be taken any further," Myers said. During the planning meeting, council mem- bers will also discuss the relocation of a large flower pot currently located within the village. Also during the regular meeting, Cridersville Police Chief John Drake announced the old police cruiser was sold for $9,500 and the police department is anticipating the new 2014 Ford Police Intercepter SUV in February. "We try to upgrade cars every 3-4 years," Drake said, noting the price benefits of selling a cruiser before adding too many miles. The next regular village council meeting is scheduled into the new year, on Jan. 13. "Twenty-thirteen has been another year of success for the village," Myers said. "We weathered several weather events that we certainly persevered and that makes us a stronger community. Council is wishing happy holidays and we're looking forward to 2014." www.theeveningleader.com ANNOUNCEMENTS buyit! Attention Getters Featured choices! Only $5.00 for the entire time you run your ad! 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Residents were so excited to see all the happy faces, fun hats, and great singing by the children. Some of children knew special people that live at St. Marys Living Center and took time to talk and visit. Colo. school shooter wounds 1, kills self CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver student shot at least one other student at a high school Friday before he apparently killed himself, authorities said. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the shooter entered Arapahoe High AUCTIONS Notice of Public Auction Located at Padlock Inn, St. Marys, OH Sat. Dec. 21, 2013, 9:30 am The following personal property stored at the Padlock Inn, 14375 St. Rt. 116 St. Marys, OH and stored by Cathy Clark, 127 S. Beech St., St. Marys, OH: space heaters, rolling wood ofﬁce chair, books and misc. Merchandise sold as is. Unit sold as a unit and must be removed same day. Subject to cancellation if payment received. Auction conducted by Padlock Inn. Notice of Public Auction Located at Padlock Inn, St. Marys, OH Sat. Dec. 21, 2013, 9:30 am The following personal property stored at the Padlock Inn, 14375 St. Rt. 116 St. Marys, OH and stored by Timothy Whited, 301 Beech St., St. Marys, OH: Hope chest, tool box, wooden rocking chair and misc. Merchandise sold as is. Unit sold as a unit and must be removed same day. Subject to cancellation if payment received. Auction conducted by Padlock Inn. HELP WANTED Carrier needed! The Daily Standard is looking for a dependable carrier to deliver newspapers in Minster. Walking route. Adults are welcome. Contact the Circulation department at (419)586-2371 or e-mail [email protected] om LOST? FOUND? FOR SALE? CLASSIFIED ADS ARE WHERE IT’S AT! School in Centennial armed with a shotgun looking for a teacher he identified by name. "The teacher began to understand that he was being looked at and exited the school. One student confronted the armed student and was shot," Robinson said. The critically injured student was in surgery at a nearby hospital, said Jason Dunkel, spokesman for Littleton Adventist Hospital. A third student was injured at the school, but it wasn't clear whether that student was shot. Police were outside the school, and students were seen walking toward the HELP WANTED HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Drivers Elmwood Assisted Living of New Bremen is currently accepting applications for part-time afternoon Nurses, and afternoon kitchen staff. If you are interested in becoming a part of our team stop by at 711 South Walnut Street in New Bremen. You may also visit our website and print an application at www.elmwoodcommunitities.com Drivers: Company & Owner Op's. CDL-A 1 yr. exp. Great Hometime. Dedicated lanes Sign on bonus! DAILY RUNS Cimarron express 1-800-866-7713 e123 WANTED CLASS A DRIVERS NEEDED – DEDICATED ROUTES THAT ARE HOME DAILY!! Excellent opportunity for CDL Class A Drivers with 2 years' experience and a clean MVR. All loads are drop & hook or no touch freight. We reward our drivers with excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision & 401K with company contribution. In addition to that we also offer quarterly bonuses, paid holidays and vacations. To apply please contact Dennis 419-7330642 Excepting applications for evenings and weekend bar tender Apply Wapak VFW 712 N Dixie Hwy or call 419-738-4613 after 1pm Full-Time Pet Groomer with experience. St. Marys Veterinary Clinic. 419-394-7866 Drivers: Great Pay, Benefits & Hometime! Haul Flatbed OTR. CDL-A, 2yrs Exp. EEO/AA www.trinitytrucking.c om 800-628-3408 Drivers: CDL-B: Great Pay, Hometime! No-Forced Dispatch! New Singles from Springfield to surrounding states. 2 yrs req exp Call Now: 1855-204-3216 Education Coordinator Joint Township District Memorial Hospital currently has a full time opening for an Education Coordinator. Must be a licensed RN with a bachelor’s degree required and masters (or in progress) preferred. 3-5 years of nursing experience required. ACLS and PALS required. Please apply online at www.grandlakehealth. org. has an immediate opening for an ELECTRICAL CONTROLS ENGINEER Qualifications: 5-10 Yrs. Electrical Control Engineering Experience Familiar with Allen-Bradley, Mitsubishi & Siemens Programs Hardware Design using AutoCad Quote/Manage Projects Define Bill of Materials We offer a competitive pay and benefits package. Mail resume to: Panel Control Inc. Attn: Amy Johnson Human Resources 107 Shue Drive Anna, Ohio 45302 Fax to: 937-394-2375 Email to: [email protected] NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE EOE Apply Now! Office Manager 25-30 hours per week. Must have a minimum 2 year Business/Accounting degree. Send resume to: Box 112 c/o Evening Leader 102 E. Spring St. St. Marys, OH 45885 Owner Operators and Drivers! Dedicated routes: Lima, OH to Chicago, IL. CDL-A, 12mo. Exp. Tabitha: 800325-7884 Ext.4 Patient Accounts Manager Excellent opportunity to join the Leadership Team of a progressive health care organization. Joint Township District Memorial Hospital currently has a full time opening for a Manager in our Patient Accounts Department. The Manager plans directs, organizes, and evaluates patient billing functions and activities. Bachelors degree in Business or Health Information required. Must have strong knowledge of accounts receivables and billing requirements. Excellent communication and management skills with sufficient previous experience in a health care environment. Please apply online at www.grandlakehealth. org. school's running track with their hands in the air. Television footage showed students being patted down. The school is about 8 miles east of Columbine High School in Littleton, where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves in 1999. HELP WANTED APPLY TODAY!! Automotive Technician Busy independent garage, looking for a qualified technician. ASE Certified preferred. Good hourly pay, insurance, retirement, uniforms, paid holidays and vacations. Send resume to: Brinkman Service Ctr. 83 N. Main St. Minster, OH 45865 or apply in person. Small loan office seeks qualified individual for Wapakoneta location. Learn to manage our Day to Day operations, Marketing, Customer Service, Processing New Loans, Check Cashing and Collections. Experience in small loan, finance or banking preferred but not required. Competitive pay and benefits. Mail resume to 1st Choice Financial, 554 E. Sandusky, Ave., Bellefontaine OH 43311 Full-Time Wanted Full-Time Service Tech for ATV and lawn garden equipment. *Tools & experience required *Computer literate *Wage based on experience *Paid vacation and holidays *Paid uniforms *Benefits *Retirement Apply in person at Raffel’s Engine Service in Coldwater, OH 419-678-2698 HELP WANTED A Christian ministry is seeking a part-time associate for our thrift store with the potential of becoming full-time. Under the direction of the manager the assistant will help with the daily functions of the thrift store and must be able to work every Saturday. Please submit your resume to Mercy Unlimited, PO Box 71, Wapakoneta, OH 45895 or to [email protected] No Phone Calls Please. WORK WANTED Professional Carpet & Flooring Installation. Carpet restretches. Licensed and insured. New pad 1/2” 6 lb. $.40/ft. Compare anywhere; call anytime (419) 953-7473 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY NOTICE Investigate in full before sending money as an advance fee. For further information, call or write: Better Business Bureau P.O. Box 269 Lima, OH 45802 419-223-7010 This notice is provided as a public service by The Evening Leader. The Evening Leader PAGE A8 Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENTS FOR RENT HOUSES FOR RENT HOUSES FOR RENT BUILDING RENTALS FOR RENT Spacious, total electric 1 & 2 bedroom apartments in St. Marys. Water, sewer, garbage paid. Pets accepted. Deposit only $200.00 419-394-8509 New Bremen Like new condo 2 br, 2 bath, double garage, C/A, gas heat, appliances and utilities furnished. $1200/month 419-305-1604 St. Marys 326 Hickory 1 bedroom ranch, duplex, garage, appliances and AC. No pets. 419-953-0586 Wapak Affordable Retail/Office Space Available Large display window, downtown location utilities included. Please call 419-738-0359 St. Marys 3 bedroom, 1 bath W/D hookup, small pets okay. $635/month, $635 deposit. Newly remodeled. Call 567-2793517 IMMEDIATELY 1 Bedroom 3rd Floor Apt. Lg living room. Appliances included. 350.00 per month plus 200.00 Security Deposit. No Pets 419236-3918 Large two bedroom townhouse apartments on Red Oak Dr. Walkin closets, 1-1/2 baths, carport, $460-$485 month. Also: Two bedroom single story apartment with garage $490-$515 month on Red Oak Dr. Units have range, refrigerator, blinds, patio, optional washer/dryer. $200 deposit. 419586-2381 or kesslerhomes.com Laurelwood and Riverside 1 & 2 bedroom furnished and unfurnished apartments, no pets, for more information call Schlenker Developments (419)7388111 Now Accepting Applications Beech Tree Hill Apartments 416 Beech St. St. Marys, Ohio 45885 419-394-5396 Mon. & Wed. 8:00 am4:30 pm or by appt. 2 bedroom apartments with appliances furnished. On site laundry facility. Call for details or pick up an application at the rental office. Possibility of rental assistance. Equal Housing Opportunity. TDD#419-526-0466 “This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.” One bedroom single story apartments on Red Oak or Black Oak Dr. Range, refrigerator, blinds, patio, carport, optional washer/dryer. $375$405 month. $200 deposit. 419-586-2381 or kesslerhomes.com Wapak 1 & 2 bedroom apartments now available. Located on Hamilton Rd Call 419-629-3569 HOUSES FOR RENT Available St. Marys 504 Oil, 215 Beech, 820 Columbia w/d hookup. $450$550 plus deposit. 419-953-3875 Wapak 1 bedroom 1 bath country home, spacious living area, laundry hookup, yard with shed. Available immediately, Call 419-7386388 for appointment EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY Wapak & St. Marys 1-3 Bedroom houses, W-D hook ups, no pets, lease required 419-738-6299 All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the federal fair housing act of 1968 which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis CALL 419-300-1072 TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE EVENING LEADER MOPEDS LEGALS LEGALS LEGALS Moped’s. New & Used. Now buying used mopeds. Parts, service & repairs. Lyle’s Moped’s 12th & Main St. Delphos, (419) 6920249 K32-020-006-00 LEGAL NOTICE THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF ADRIAN CLAY BEAGLE and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF JUDY BEAGLE, will take notice that April Bowersock, as duly elected Treasurer of Auglaize County, Ohio did on the 3rd day of December, 2013, filed her original complaint in the Common Pleas Court of Auglaize County, Ohio in Case Number 2013-CV0258 asking for foreclosure on the hereinafter described real estate for delinquent real estate taxes due, to wit: Situated in the County of Auglaize in the State of Ohio and in the City of St. Marys, to-wit: Being Lot Number Four (4) in the Nancy DeRush Subdivision, and all improvements thereon, SAVE AND EXCEPT the following: A strip of land off of the entire south end of Lot Number Four (4) in the Nancy DeRush’s Subdivision of said city, county and state. Said Lot facing East Columbia Street, in said City, County and State. And being more fully described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of the said Lot Number Four (4) extending on and along the West line of said Lot, a distance of thirty (30) feet; thence east and parallel with the south property line to the east property line of said Lot Number Four (4); thence south thirty (30) feet on and along the East property line to the southeast corner of said lot; thence west on and along the south property line of said Lot Number Four (4) to the place of beginning. Also subject to an easement and right of way conveyed and granted unto The West Ohio Gas Company, its successors and assigns along and within a distance of Three (3) feet from the West property line of the herein described premises, and extending from the forty foot strip of land herein described, to the North property line of said Lot Number Four (4). For the purpose of laying, constructing, operating, maintaining, removing or interchanging a gas pipe line, with the right and privileges of ingress and egress. Auglaize County Permanent Parcel No.: K32-020006-00 The above mentioned person(s) will further take notice that he/she has been made a party defendant to said complaint and that he/she is required to answer the same on or before twenty-eight (28) days from the date of the first publication of this notice. Jeffrey P. Squire, #0061573 Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Auglaize County Courthouse P.O. Box 1992 Wapakoneta, OH 45895 LEGALS HOMES FOR SALE IN THE COMMON PLEAS COURT AUGLAIZE COUNTY, OHIO CIVIL DIVISION April Bowersock, as Treasurer of Auglaize County, Ohio P.O. 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Insured • 20 years experience ~ Free estimates ~ 419-586-1292 B SPORTS Saturday, December 14, 2013 THE EVENING LEADER Cats fall to St. Henry 51-41 By RANDY WILKER Sports Correspondent MINSTER — St. Henry had its transition offense and stifling defense clicking early on Friday night and the Redkins then held off Minster late for a 51-41 MAC-opening win. “Defensively we were very happy with the performance tonight,” Redskins head coach Eric Rosenbeck said. “The guys were flying around, getting to the post and getting help. They were really exhausting themselves and everybody that we were running out there was playing hard, but in the fourth quarter it was sloppy and I think it was because we were tired so we have to get in better shape.” St. Henry built an 18-point shooting off of one dribble and out of control feeds what they could do offensively.” St. Henry 13 15 12 11—51 Minster got back into the Minster 6 7 9 19--41 game in the fourth quarter ST. HENRY 51 as Brandon Hoying, who finMikesell 7-3-17, Bender 3-3-11, Schwieterman ished with a game-high 19 5-0-10, Niekamp 2-2-7, Jacobs 3-0-6; Totals points, took control. Hoying 20-8-51. hit a 3-pointer and two free MINSTER 41 throws to cut the deficit to Hoying 4-8-19, Nixon 3-1-7, Trushaw 2-1-5, Stechschulte 2-0-4, Ripploh 2-0-4, Wolf 0-2-2; 40-27 with 6:46 left. St. HenTotals 13-12-41. ry answered with a pair of baskets, before with 2:34 left Rebounds: SH 33; MIN 29. Hoying sank three foul shots. Three Point Goals: SH 3 (Bender 2, Niekamp); MIN 3 (Hoying 3). Minster cut the deficit to Total Fouls: SH 18; MIN 16. single digits with a 3-pointer Turnovers: SH 10; MIN 8. from Hoying with 1:46 left JV GAME: SH 52--41. making the score 46-38. lead at 40-22 heading into the But the Wildcats got no fourth quarter. closer as St. Henry ended the “We didn’t shoot the ball game on a 5-3 run for the 51well tonight,” Minster head 41 victory. coach Mike Lee said. “We adRyan Mikesell had a big dressed at halftime our shoot- night for St. Henry, scoring 17 ing which was absolutely un––––––––––––––– disciplined. You throw that in See MINSTER, Page B2 that you are coming down and St. Henry 51, Minster 41 Staff Photo/John Zwez Minster’s Brandon Hoying led all scorers with 19 points Friday. Versailles too much for Rangers in a 67-47 victory By DEAN EVERSOLE Versailles 67, New Knoxville 47 Staff Writer VERSAILLES — Kyle Ahrens and the Versailles Tigers physically overwhelmed the New Knoxville Rangers in a 67-47 win on Friday night. “Versailles is just a physically gifted team and it was tough for us,” New Knoxville head coach Kort Fledderjohann said. “I know a number of times on Topp rebounds they just went right over us.” “We can play against teams like this but we have to get tougher,” Fledderjohn. The most gifted of the Tiger bunch is Ahrens. The junior showed why Staff Photo/Brian Smith St. Marys’ Derek Jay drive baseline while Shawnee’s Grifﬁn Hites defends on Friday night. 18-0 run dooms Riders NK VER 1 2 3 9 9 18 17 16 20 4 11 19 —F — 47 — 67 VERSAILLES —Jacob Wenning 5-2-12, Jace Barga 2-0-5, Evan Phlipot 3-3-9, Damien Richard 1-2-5, Ryan Knapke 2-0-5, Kyle Ahrens 9-11-31. TOTALS 22-18-67. 3-Point Field Goals — Barga, Richard, Knapke, Ahrens (2). NEW KNOXVILLE — Andrew Arnett 7-4-18, Ryan Lageman 2-0-5, Adam Howe 1-0-2, Shane Topp 5-015, Jalen Fullenkamp 2-1-6. TOTALS 17-5-47. 3-Point Field Goals — Lageman, Topp (5), Fullenkamp (2). he’s one of Ohio’s top players. He scored 31 points, knocking down nine shots from the floor and going 11 for 11 at the free throw line. But in the early going Knoxville stayed close thanks to the 3-point shot. Five of those treys came from Shane Topp, ––––––––––––––– See RANGERS, Page B2 Homan’s 23 points lifts Cardinals over Parkway 48-39 From Staff Reports fensive rebounds and putback to go along with a pair of Josh Young Shawnee 62, St. Marys 49 3-pointers. 1 2 3 4 —F “St. Marys has one of the best SM 13 5 16 15 — 49 coaches in the state and we knew SHW 9 22 16 15 — 62 they were going to come out ready ST. MARYS — Marquis Wilson 3-0-7, Josh to play,” Triplett said about Dan Young 4-0-12, Isaac Fitzgerald 7-2-16, Derek By BRIAN SMITH Hegemier, who remains two wins Jay 2-0-6, Tyler Sullivan 2-2-6, Quinn Zaerr Sports Editor away from No. 500 for his career. 1-0-2. TOTALS 19-4-49. But Shawnee’s 2-3 zone SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP 3-Point Field Goals — Wilson, Young (4), Jay became problematic for the — First-year Shawnee boys bas- (2). Roughriders midway through ketball head coach Mark Triplett the first quarter. After the Ridsaid his first win in the Western SHAWNEE — JaQuan Tucker 5-7-17, Austin ers’ Isaac Fitzgerald made a driv1-0-3, Trey Brock 3-0-6, Jaden O’Neal Buckeye League was special all Brachok 6-4-18, Angelo Fox 4-1-9, Alex Roberts 4-1-7. ing basket to put the Riders up on its own. TOTALS 23-13-62. 15-11 early in the second quarter, Getting a 62-49 win over his St. Marys didn’t score again until alma mater just made it a little 3-Point Field Goals — Brachok, O’Neal (2). Derek Jay splashed in a 3-pointer sweeter. TEAM SHAW SM with 54 seconds in the first half. “We’re trying to build our tra- Field Goals 23-51 (45.1) 19-55 (34.5) “We didn’t score,” Hegemier dition here at Shawnee back up 2pt. FG 20-38 (52.6) 12-33 (36.4) said. “We had the ball inside, on 3-13 (23.1) 7-22 (31.8) to where it has been in the past,” 3pt. FG a rebound, we had good set shots said Triplett, a 2006 Memorial Free Throws 13-16 (81.2) 4-7 (57.1) from the perimeter, we just didn’t Reb.- Off. 28-9 26-13 High School grad. “All league Turnovers 11 15 put them in.” wins mean something, but there’s St. Marys went two of 10 from a little something for it to come JV Score: Shawnee, 46-42. the floor in the second quarter against the Roughriders.” and shot 19 of 55 from the floor Shawnee (2-2, 1-0 WBL) went (34.5 percent) for the game. on an 18-0 run in the first half to point WBL-opening victory. Triplett said Shawnee’s effort St. Marys’ great start was erase an early deficit and kept the on defense fueled the Indians’ ofSt. Marys boys basketball team undermined by a long scoring (1-3, 0-1 WBL) at arms’ length drought in the second quarter. fensive outburst that put 22 points ––––––––––––––– the whole second half in a 13- The Roughriders built an early See RIDERS, Page B2 13-5 lead on the strength of of- Triplett, 2006 MHS grad, earns first WBL win New Bremen 48, Parkway 39 ROCKFORD — New Bremen center Ben Homan scored a gamehigh 23 points on 11 of 15 shooting to go with six rebou nd s, carrying the Cardinals to a 48-39 Homan win over Parkway on Friday night. Homan had a frustrating Saturday night, fouling out early in a fourth-quarter home loss to St. Marys. Homan rebounded with this big game to help New Bremen snap a three-game skid. Carson Manger, Nolan Fox and Brent Goettemoeller each added six points apiece for New Bremen. Trey Naylor had a team-high seven rebounds, as the Cardi- NB PW 1 2 15 9 9 6 3 12 13 4 —F 12 — 48 11 — 39 NEW BREMEN (2-3)— Carson Manger 6, Ben Schwieterman 0, Trey Naylor 4, Deion Hoehne 3, Nolan Fox 6, Ben Homan 23, Brent Goettemoeller 6, Zach Hegemier 0. PARKWAY (2-2) —Austin Adams 3, Tanner Bates 2, Brandon Gibson 0, Austin Dennison 9, Brody Adams 2, Matt Heindel 10, Brant Barna 13, Dakota Schaffner 0. nals won the battle on the boards 38-27.. New Bremen went 21 of 53 from the floor for 40 percent shooting and knocked down 4 of 6 free throws. Brant Barna led Parkway with 13 points while Matt Heindel added 10 points. New Bremen built a 24-15 halftime lead and played evenly with the Panthers in the second half. New Bremen hosts Anna tonight with a 6:30 p.m. JV tip-off time. Sports The Evening Leader PAGE B2 Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 For the outdoorsman who has everything gift giving season. If you Every year about this happen to still be looksame time, my family ing, here are some sugtries to figure out what to gestions for the outdoorsget me for Christman that might mas. Of course, be a bit off the they all know I wall but popular. like to hunt and A couple might fish, although even work for me. I’m not as crazy If your outdoorsabout it as I used man is a shooter, to be. Regarda couple of boxes less, whenever of his or her faJohn they ask me what I vorite ammunition want, I always tell Andreoni might be in order. them nothing, and However, this is that’s exactly what OUtdoors easier said than with I mean. I guess I’m done. A person Forda my father’s son has to know what Birds because he always type of ammuniused to respond the tion to buy. With same way when he got up a little investigation, that in years. When gifts were problem can easily be exchanged though, I al- solved. The kicker is that ways managed to get him finding certain types of a case of wine and a box of ammunition is very difhis favorite cheap cigars. ficult to do, if not imposThey were always appre- sible. The past few years, ciated and always used. people have been hoardSo, I’m accused of being ing ammo for whatever a scrooge and that’s prob- reasons, and that’s why ably true. Spare me the it’s scarce and also why gifts because you don’t it’s a great gift. For exknow what I want, and ample, I have a new .380 neither do I. Besides, like automatic I would like to many, I have people in shoot. If someone wants my life who give me gifts to give me 100 rounds for all of the time and don’t Christmas, that would even know it. Those are be nice. I’ll probably the presents I appreciate. shoot the thing once or Now, having preached twice and never touch it a Christmas sermon, no again, but the thought matter what I say, the was there. The same apreality is that this is the plies to .22 ammunition. Boys Basketball Friday, Dec. 13 Scores ■ Anna 56, Russia 44 ■ Col. Grove 60, Del. Jefferson 45 ■ Crestview 66, Ada 43 ■ Deﬁance 63, Elida 62 ■ Houston 63, Ft. Loramie 59 ■ Jackson Center 48, Botkins 35 ■ Lima Bath 63, Celina 54 ■ Lima Perry 54, Riverside 51 ■ Lima Shawnee 62, St. Marys 49 ■ Lima Sr. 71, Fremont Ross 44 ■ New Bremen 48, Parkway 39 ■ Ottawa-Glandorf 60, Van Wert 40 ■ Spencerville 53, Paulding 52 ■ St. Henry 51, Minster 41 ■ Lincolnview 57, Allen E. 45 ■ Versailles 67, New Knoxville 47 I really don’t need any of that since the three boxes I have will last me a long time, but others shoot a lot, and if I had a surplus, I might shoot a little more…or not. It looks like this might be a decent year for ice fishing. Ice is on much earlier than usual, and a general snow cover helps keep colder temperatures around. Although our average temperatures usually give us a short ice fishing season, the sport is really quite popular on the canal lakes. St. Marys had some surprising saugeye and walleye fishing through the ice last year. Lake Loramie has excellent ice fishing opportunites for both panfish and saugeye, and the same applies to Indian Lake. If you have an ice fisherman in the family, area tackle shops can provide gifts to fit any budget. Tackle shops at both Lake Loramie and Indian Lake are wellstocked with ice fishing supplies. For my Christmas stocking, ice cleats come to mind. I’m a fair weather fisherman, but there are occasions when I’d like to have a pair to slip on since I’m not very steady on any ice. That’s a relatively inexpensive gift. If I were to get into ice fishing, there is no way I would go without using some sort of shelter. I saw a number of light weight portable shelters last year that would provide comfort no matter what the weather. In terms of expense, a good shelter could be a bit pricey but, in the long run, worth every penny. If I were younger, I would love to have another started hunting dog. I owned two, and they provided great enjoyment and companionship. However, a good dog needs to hunt, and that’s not very high on my priority list. Besides, I have a couple of rescue dogs that I enjoy, for the most part. A dog as a gift is touchy, but it is a possibility. I’ve had the opportunity to visit most of the State Lodges and always enjoyed my stay. What a great gift. Getting away for a couple of days to enjoy the outdoors is special. The same applies to the state campgrounds. Many have small cabins for those who don’t have campers. Fishing charters also have merit. Everyone always thinks about Lake Erie and walleye fishing, but there are also guides around the state who will put you onto a good muskie or a giant catfish. Hunting preserves provide opportunities that the typical hunter would never experience. A half-day bird hunt is far less expensive than a week-long hunt in Saturday, Dec. 14 the Dakotas and can be Girls Basketball ■ USV at Kenton just as exciting. O-G at Fostoria You can consider much ■ ■ Piqua at St. Marys of this as the ramblings of ■ Van Wert at Coldwater Arcanum at Fort Recovery an old-timer. The other ■ ■ Delphos Jefferson at New Bremen night, I asked my wife ■ Antwerp at Parkway what she gave me on my ■ Sidney Lehman at St. Henry birthday the first year we Boys Basketball Bath at Liberty-Benton dated well over 50 years ■ ■ Celina at Marion Local ago. She didn’t have a clue, ■ Bryan at Deﬁance so I reminded her about ■ Elida at Woodward Tifﬁn Columbian at Kenton plastic bobbers, assorted ■ ■ O-G at LCC hooks, a fly-tying kit, and ■ Fort Recovery at Shawnee Van Wert at Delphos St. John’s a small wooden landing ■ ■ Minster at Wapakoneta net. I might have used the ■ Anna at New Bremen Adams Central (Ind.) at Parkway bobbers, but I doubt it. I’m ■ ■ St. Henry at Mississinawa Valley sure I used some of the ■ Spencerville at Ottoville hooks. I never did learn WBL Boys Basketball WBL Overall how to tie a fly, but I beat 1-0 3-0 the landing net to death. Deﬁance Bath 1-0 3-1 1-0 2-1 The point is that her gifts O-G 1-0 2-2 were important to me Shawnee Kenton 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 because she cared. She Wapak 0-1 2-1 knew little about fishing Celina Elida 0-1 2-2 0-1 2-2 and didn’t have to buy that Van Wert 0-1 1-3 stuff. She wanted to buy St. Marys MAC Boys Basketball that stuff. That’s why I reMAC Overall member it. It wasn’t what Versailles 2-0 3-0 1-0 3-1 was in the package, it was St. Henry Bremen 1-1 2-3 how and why it got there. New Fort Recovery 0-0 3-1 0-0 0-0 Consequently, following Coldwater St. John’s 0-0 0-0 those rules might make Del. Marion Local 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-3 your shopping a lot easier, Minster New Knoxville 0-1 2-2 even for an outdoorsman. Parkway 0-1 2-2 whole lot. But I know (Dan Hegemier) is going to have them ready for anything going forward, but our guys were so active in that up in the second quarter. “When we sat down zone that we were able to and defended and worked cause problems.” Shawnee point guard on the defensive end of the floor that led to fast break Jaden O’Neal scored a opportunities for our of- game-high 18 points for fense,” Triplett said. “St. the Indians and JaQuan Marys had seen a lot of man Tucker added 17 points. The Indians were getso far this season and they like to enter the ball at the ting easy baskets by attackwings. Taking that away ing the rim off turnovers and having someone there and missed shots. “Our philosophy all all the time, it was something they hadn’t seen a along has been to get to the basket, get to the free throw line,” Triplett said. “We can’t settle for all these 3-pointers and outside shots. When we start playing the style of basketball we’ve been preaching to them things look pretty good for us.” Shawnee has won two straight after dropping two games in the Tip-Off Classic. “I compliment Shawnee, they were faster than we were,” Hegemier said. “They were in the passing lanes and we were timid. I no idea why we were timid. And then they beat us down the floor and scored on lay-ups. There’s no excuses for that.” St. Marys’ Isaac Fitzgerald paced the Roughriders with 16 points on 7 of 14 shooting. Josh Young added 12 points on four 3-pointers off the bench. The Roughriders slipped to 1-3 and couldn’t build off last Saturday night’s inspired 5039 win at New Bremen. “I thought we had a little momentum, but I was mistaken,” Hegemier said. “We’ll go back to the drawing board.” St. Marys junior center Quinn Zaerr returned after missing two games. He came off the bench and added two points and four rebounds. NOTE: St. Marys’ game originally scheduled for tonight against Coldwater has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. The Riders host Kenton next Friday night at 6 p.m. another.” Minster was 12 of 20 From Page B1 from the line, while St. Henry was 8 of 14. The Redskins had points and pulling down a 13-6 lead going into 14 rebounds. the second quarter and While Minster rallied, quickly increased that the third quarter did the with a bucket from Tyler Wildcats in. Schwieterman. After Ca“After the game we leb Bender hit a basket talked about the stretch and two 3-pointers and we had in the third quar- Jason Jacobs knocked ter when we had the ball down a basket to inand were at the line,” Lee crease the Redskin lead said. “We proceeded to to 28-13 at halftime. throw up one brick after “That was a key stretch,” Lee said. “We had a hair of momentum going our way and in a matter of three possessions a seven point deficit goes to 13 or 14.” “Bender hit a couple three’s which gave us some breathing room,” Rosenbeck said. “When Bender hit those two three’s, that gave us a big boost.” St. Henry increased the lead to 32-13 in the first minute of the second half and kept that By John Andreoni Riders From Page B1 Cats Rangers From Page B1 who had 15 points on the night, and a few minutes into the contest the Rangers were up 6-5. Andrew Arnett also did his part, dropping in 18 points on the night. But when the first period ended it was 17-9 Tigers. After the Rangers hit the first four points Versailles took full control. Using a barrage of defenses, the Tigers held the Rangers to just five points the rest of the pelead for the whole quar- leading with 14 boards. riod. When it was over Verter leading 40-22 going Drew Ripploh led the sailles was up 33-18 and into the final eight min- Wildcats with eight in control. utes of play. boards. “When we look at “We had two focuses Mikesell also led with the tape we are going to this week,” Rosenbeck 17 points followed by see some mistakes and said. “Number one was Caleb Bender with 11 breakdowns by us. Those our close outs and not and Schwieterman with are things we have to corleaving our feet and the 10 points. rect,” said Fledderjohn. second focus was defenIn the JV game St. New Knoxville (2-2, sive rebounding. On the Henry won 52-41. 0-1 MAC) is off until defensive end the posSt. Henry (3-1, 1-0) next Saturday, when session doesn’t end until travels to Mississinawa the Rangers host Shawwe secure the ball.” Valley tonight, while the nee. Versailles (3-0, 2-0 The Redskins out- Wildcats (1-3, 0-1) will MAC) hosts Sidney Lehrebounded the Wildcats go to Wapakoneta to33-29 with Mikesell night for a 6 p.m. game. man on Tuesday. l t a h e Challen H d n a r G ge 2014 P U N SIG W! NO Sponsored in part by: • Teams of 2 to 7 people • Registration fee is $5 per person • Monthly weigh-ins and motivational meetings • Weight loss percentages per team determine winners • Entry deadline is December 28, 2013 • Questions? Call Anne Larger at 419-394-6132 Kick Off Mee ting Tuesda y, January 14th 7-8pm at Memorial High School, First Weigh-ins week of January 6th St. Marys Sign Us Up For The GRAND HEALTH CHALLENGE TEAM ENTRY! 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Spring Street Wapakoneta, OH 45895. St. Marys, OH 45885. The Evening Leader Local PAGE %3 Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 Museum lights city with Christmas cheer By BRITTANY POWELL Staff Writer WAPAKONETA — Locals may have noticed a glow near the Armstrong Air & Space Museum — but it is not the usual illuminated moon. The Armstrong Air and Space museum is alight with holiday spirit, featuring its annual Holiday Light Display on the grounds in front of the museum. "This is something we've been working on for four years," Museum Executive Director Chris Burton said. For three weeks, Burton and the museum's Maintenance Technician Scott Walton were been busy building the holiday light display. While neither are holiday decorating experts, Burton said they spent a lot of time deciding how to lay out the lights over the museum's rolling landscape. One of the main attractions, Burton said, are the three "custom light sculptures," including figures of a saluting astronaut, Santa Claus, and a lunar module. The sculptures were purchased from "Herman's Christmasland," the same store from which the city's snowflake lights were purchased. "We tried to make the display as unique as possible," Burton said, "with all things you would see at a space museum." Some of the other features of the light display include an inflatable Snoopy on an airplane, the planet Saturn, the color spectrum, a planetarium and Apollo 8's orbital path around the moon and back to Earth. "We tried to keep the display connected to the mission of the museum," Burton said. But, of course, the theme is still centered around the holidays. The display includes 25 illuminated metal Christmas trees. "We've had a lot of comments that it looks really nice," Burton said. "A lot of cars stop and look around." The funds for the display mainly came from the museum's operating budget, Burton said; however, he has received some funding through private community donations. "We've invested in this a lot, and we want it to continue," Burton said, noting that the light display has grown for the past four years. "We've already started to draw up plans for next year." Burton said he hopes to add an 8 foot moon to the display next year. With there not being many public buildings known for their light displays in the area, Burton said the goal was to attract visitors to the museum during the slow season. Photo provided Front row, from left: Maili Krumpe, Samatha Ackroyd, Veda Krumpe, Meagan Hurley and Makayla Opperman. Back row, from left: Megan Meihls, Rebecca Dominguez, Beth Perry, Olivia Lutz, Chloe Hurley, Kalie Gayer, Destiny Ward, Liddiah Vorhees and Alayna Thornsberry-Wurster. Local Girl Scouts give back raising efforts to purchase coloring books, crayons, ST. MARYS — The checkers, cards, puzzles, Junior/Cadette Girl Scout pens, and other games. Troop 20616 of St. Marys Then, they made indirecently made and do- vidual bags with sets of nated 250 activity packs games or activities to be to Nationwide Children's handed out to children in Hospital in Columbus. the hospital to help them The troop used money pass the time. from their recent fundThe girls also made 225 LIMA, OH READY TO GO WHEN YOU ARE! This Holiday Season, Don’t Take Cash Out Of Your Checking Account... ...Take It Out Of Your Jewelry Box AWA 419-222-2455 / 800-859-8324 GOLD & COINS 19 Willipie, Wapakoneta TravelWithChoice.com M. 12-7, T.Th. 10-5, W.F. 12-5, S. 10-12 419-738-7269 Lima: 419-222-2455 / 800-859-8324 Celina: 419-586-3144 / 888-586-3144 handmade Christmas cards and delivered them to the Auglaize County Council on Aging to be shared with the area's senior citizens. 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Sonos Wireless Play HAIER, KLIPSCH, PIONEER, BELLO, AMERICAN HEARTLAND (STANDS), SHARP, SONY, LG, TOSHIBA, SAMSUNG, SONOS, ZVOX, SUNBRITE TV, Tuesday, December 31st 6:30pm - 12:30am Tickets Are $35 Per Person! (includes food & beverages) $500 CASH GIVE-AWAY AT MIDNIGHT Entertainment By: Something Special Mobile DJ Service Event Is Open To The Public Tickets Available at St. Marys VFW Life The Evening Leader PAGE B4 Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 To Your Good Health Citizens of the month Dear Abby Abigail Van Buren Dr. Keith Roach, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a middle-age male in generally good health; I don’t take any prescription medications. I have had three episodes of vertigo in the past three years, lasting from three to 12 days, including one as I write this. It sometimes can be bad enough to make me motion-sick just from staggering across a room. My doctor prescribed meclizine, which doesn’t help. I think I’ve noticed a pattern in the onset. It seems to happen one to 14 days after I get my yearly flu shot. Suspecting a connection, I’ve done a literature search. I could only find a link between flu vaccine and vertigo reported by doctors who seem to already be critical of vaccines and their manufacturers and who may have an agenda. However, when I peruse medical blogs, I have no problem finding people with complaints remarkably similar to mine. We can’t all be making false associations, can we? What do you think? -- B.B. ANSWER: No, you aren’t all making false associations. Dizziness definitely has been reported after flu vaccines. However, vertigo is common, flu vaccines are common, and sometimes they will show up together just by chance. So some people may be making an association that is coincidence. In your case, three episodes, all after the vaccine, starts to make me think it is real in your case. That being said, the influenza vaccine is very, very safe. The rate of serious side effects from the vaccine is about 1 or 2 per million doses. DEAR DR. ROACH: Night sweats may be due to medication. After reading my prescription’s adverse drug report, I realized that taking Effexor was the cause of my excessive sweating. I made changes. Years ago, a similar problem existed: Amitriptyline caused my hair to fall out! Then there was a cough; again, it was the medication. -- E.E. ANSWER: I agree. There is an old line: “If it happens to a patient in the hospital, you did it to him.” It’s not always true, but it underscores the fact that our treatments always have the potential for side effects. READERS: The booklet on peripheral vascular (arterial) disease explains it in greater detail. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Roach -No. 109, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. — Column by Dr. Roach Ethan Anderson, 6th grade John Rupert, 7th grade Brad Eberle, 8th grade Staff photos/Meredith Enkoff December Citizens of the Month have been announced at St. Marys Middle School. Sixth grader Ethan Anderson, 7th grader John Rupert and 8th grader Brad Eberle have been selected on the basis of the characteristics the school deems most valuable: respect, conscientiousness, self-discipline, responsibility, accountablity, model work ethic, benevolence towards others, congenial attitude and an all-around ideal code of conduct. The following community businesses have graciously donated their support to the program: Bud’s Chevrolet, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, Villa Nova Drive-Thru, Albert’s Sporting Goods, Fowler’s TV, St. Marys Chrysler, Subway, Marathon, Guarnieri’s Pizza and McDonald’s. A dancing disguise Country, blues musicians to play Rhythm and Brews From staff reports WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta’s Route 33 Rhythm & Brews (RhythmAndBrews.com) and Concert Line, 419-739-7833 have several shows planned for the coming months. These shows run the gambit from modern country (Drew Baldridge, an up and comer from Illinois signed to the William Morris Agency) to outlaw country (Whitey Morgan and the 78’s, who served as Bob Seger’s opening act for his last tour) to blues rock (Scotty Bratcher and Noah Hunt; Noah is Kenny Wayne Shepard’s lead vocalist) to Swamp Rock (Dash Rip Rock, a venerable party band for nearly 30 years from New Orleans). 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FOWLER’S TV Rent to Own 1/2 the cost of others • St. Marys VOTED BEST PLACE TO BUY ELECTRONICS 10 YEARS IN A ROW by Readers of The Evening Leader and the Wapakoneta Daily News WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL WELL 1 Block N. of Hospital,1301 E. Spring St. • 419-394-5316 Hours: M & F 9:30-8; T, W, TH 9:30-7, Sat. 9:30-5 in 56 Yearesss Busin DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and come from a devout Roman Catholic family. My parents have taken my brother and me to church every Sunday without fail my entire life. We pray before meals, before school, at bedtime and at other times every day. My room is filled with religious objects. As far as I know, everyone else in my extended family is equally fervent. My problem is, I have never felt very religious. Since I was 10 I have challenged the teachings of the church and, as I mature into adulthood, I’m beginning to identify as agnostic. When I told my parents, at first they were angry and disappointed. Then they told me I was “just going through a phase.” I know this is more than a phase. It’s a personal belief of mine they have been trying to bury my entire life. I can’t continue letting them ignore the real me. The stress of constantly having to lie to my parents about my faith is tearing me apart to the point that it interferes with my schoolwork and social life. How can I convince them that this isn’t a phase, and that I’m not the Catholic girl they want me to be? If they continue to refuse to acknowledge my religious beliefs, who can I turn to for support? -- AGNOSTIC IN STOCKTON, CALIF. DEAR AGNOSTIC: Your parents should not have minimized your feelings by saying they are only a phase because it was dismissive. That said, you must not allow their devout faith — and your lack of it — to become a contest of wills or a basis for argument. This is an important time in your life with your parents as you enter adulthood. Thank them for the great foundation they have given you. Tell them you hope they will continue to love you as you explore what your beliefs are on this spiritual journey -- because it IS a journey. DEAR ABBY: I’m getting married next year. I am very excited to be marrying my fiance, a kind and caring man. But I am not at all excited to go dress shopping. What should I do? -- NOFRILLS GIRL IN DAYTON, OHIO DEAR NOFRILLS GIRL: No law says you must go dress shopping for your wedding if you don’t want to. Tailor your wedding to your own tastes, and make it simple and casual. It’s your day, so do what feels right for you. — Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby. com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
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