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March 25, 2013

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OSU heads to
Sweet SIxteen
Snow storm hits region
State/Region 2A
Records 3A
Opinion 4A
Readers Choice 6A
Sports 1B
Auto Racing 2B
Comics 3B
Classifieds 4B
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fifty-two bottles
of well-aged whiskey disappeared between
his lips, police said, and now it’s time for a
western Pennsylvania man to settle up.
John Saunders, the former live-in caretaker
of a Pittsburgh-area mansion, faces criminal
charges for allegedly drinking more than
$100,000 worth of the owner’s whiskey.
Owner Patricia Hill found nine cases of whiskey
hidden in the walls and stairwell of the century-old
Georgian mansion built by coal and coke industrialist
J.P. Brennan after she bought it in 2012.
• Storytime will be held at Cridersville
Public Library at 11:30 All ages are
• Come to the Hoppin’ Happening Family
Night at the Auglaize County Public District
Library at 6 p.m. today. Enjoy some crafts,
treats and a picture with the Easter Bunny. This
program is sponsored by the KAPOW Club.
• Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. on
Tuesday at the Auglaize County Public District
Library. All ages are welcome.
See 1B
Managing Editor
Despite the loss of acreage and the de-
cline in wild fowl numbers in the region,
Auglaize County Pheasants Forever
members came out in full force Saturday
to continue their mission.
Te non-proft organization is dedi-
cated to conserving and expanding the
number of pheasants, quail and other
wildlife by preserving and expanding
habitat through public awareness and
education and land management poli-
cies and programs.
“From what I’ve seen the amount of
wildlife habitat in the county is a litle
disappointing, but I understand when
landowners can rent their land out for
$300 per acre and the farmer can pay
that rent and still make money with
grain prices where they are while the
government pays the landowner $125,”
former Auglaize County wildlife of cer
Dave Sheets said during the 23rd annu-
al Auglaize County Pheasants Forever
banquet. “It seems all the gains made
while I was wildlife of cer have been
reversed — the pendulum has swung
“Te places I used to see wild birds,
especially in Union Township and
Wayne Township, is now all crop land
and I don’t blame the farmer a bit,”
Staff photo/William Laney
Former Auglaize County Wildlife Officer
Dave Sheets provided a review of the
year’s efforts by the Auglaize County
Pheasants Forever.
New director reflects
on Music & More
Assistant Managing Editor
More than 1,000 youth in
17 show choirs converged on
Wapakoneta High School on
Saturday to take part in the
annual Music & More show
choir competition.
“It’s all about the kids,”
frst-time director Tim Smith
said. “Nothing is as inspiring
and energizing as working
with kids.”
“Music & More is a chance
for the students to come on
stage, showcase all of he hard
work they have put into their
show and be cheered on by a
full house of audience mem-
bers,” he said.
Smith, who heads seven
choirs for Wapakoneta mid-
dle and high schools, includ-
ing the show choir, Singsa-
tion, and the spring musical,
described the day as just as
crazy as he thought it might
Three-year-old donates hair to help others
Assistant Managing Editor
Most parents document
their child’s frst haircut.
In the case of a 3-year-old
Wapakoneta girl, her parents
are using it to help others.
“I’m geting my hair cut for
kids without hair,” Merecedes
Wren says mater-of-factly.
Te blonde-
haired blue-eyed girl
clinged to her uncle
as she sat in the
lobby, tucking her
face into his neck as
she shies away from
strangers entering
Great Clips in Wapa-
Her small face breaks into
a wide smile as her
grandfather and his
fancée enter through
the front door of the
hair salon Friday af-
ternoon. She whis-
pers to family mem-
bers that her frst
hair cut is going for a
good cause.
Her parents, Kylie and
Mark Wren, explained it to her
days before and made plans
for much of her extended fam-
ily to be there, including her
older sister, Dakota, 6, who
serves as a great motivator.
“We talked to her about
litle kids with cancer and
showed her pictures of them,”
See DONATES, Page 5A
Assistant Managing Editor
For members of Wapa-
koneta’s show choir, Sing-
sation, the most antici-
pated part of Music and
More, comes at the end of
the evening.
Te show choir took
to the stage late Saturday
night to close out the day
before awards were given
by performing their show,
“Trough the Looking
Glass,” with an Alice in
Wonderland-type theme
for their home crowd.
Singsation, who is un-
able to participate in the
competition because they
host the one-day event,
consists of 36 singers and
dancers, 12 Red Pepper
Band members and eight
crew members.
Freshman Shelby Mar-
tell said afer having been
in the arts community
for several years through
plays and musicals, Sing-
sation was a natural ft.
“I got addicted to the
stage,” Shelby said. “I
knew it was something
I was going to do. It’s an
amazing feeling to be up
She said there is a cer-
tain family cohesion to
the show choir.
As for Music & More,
Shelby said it is a lot of
work, but it can be a lot of
fun while doing it.
“It’s hard work and a
long day, but a great expe-
rience,” Shelby said. “We
make the show choirs feel
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choir director
Tim Smith,
above, talks
with volunteer,
Jackie Martell,
the mother of
two students in
Singsation, the
school’s show
choir, during
Music and
More, an annual
show choir
competition at
High School.
Smith, at left,
poses with
members prior to
a performance.
Staff photo/Karen Kantner
and photo provided
Staff photo/William Laney
Merecedes Wren, 3, gets her hair cut Fri-
day to donate to Locks of Love.
People In
‘Our Town’
Wapakoneta Daily News
Monday, March 25, 2013
Today we could see 4-6 inches of snow accumulation through the Lima area, with 5-9 inches for our southern
counties. We will be watching the development of this storm closely.
Vern Doenges compiles this daily historical
column for the Wapakoneta Daily News.
Looking Back
Through the pages of the
Wapakoneta Daily News
75 years ago, March 25, 1938
Wapakoneta Knights of Columbus who attended
a meeting at the Delphos council last evening
turned fire fighters on their way home. They notice
a garage at the rear of a residence in the south
end of Delphos had caught fire, and stopped to
give assistance. Before the fire department arrived,
the local council members pushed the automobile
outside the garage before the roof collapsed. The
rear part of the home was also severely damaged.
A neighbor kept the blaze back with a garden hose.
Those attending were Rev. Father Cletus Bihn, John
V. Mason, F.J. Zofkie, B.V. Anthony, John H. Wehner,
Milton Wehner, E.C. Brown, Albert Kohler, Ed Berg,
Francis Gehrlich, Frank Nuss, Chester Opperman,
Louis Nuss, N.O. Goudy, Luis Helpling, Leo Heinl,
Clem E. Meier, A.A. Schneider, Henry Horman, Ben
Horman, John C. Fisher, Joseph Drexler, and C.J.
Wapakoneta Eagles have completed arrange-
ments for initiation of a class of 40 candidates,
which is to take place in Eagles home on Thursday
evening. The local aerie drill and degree teams will
confer the degree. The class is being initiated in
honor of State Secretary Matt J. Brown of Spring-
field and Walter J. Mayer, local aerie secretary.
50 years ago, March 25, 1963
Charles (Chip) Koehl, veteran conductor and
motorman on the Western Ohio says the worst
damage suffered by the railroad was a washout of
the trestle bridge at Lockington north of Piqua. Mr.
Koehl recalls after the washout the railroad hurriedly
constructed what was then called swing or foot-
bridge on which passengers were able to cross by
foot. The railroad would run its cars to both sides
of the stream and pick up the passenger service.
No baggage could be accepted by the interurban
line. People say full service was restored by Labor
Day 1913. More stories and pictures of March 1913
flood in the Wapakoneta area will be in the Daily
Howard McGinnis, principal of United Local
School, stated today Theresa Zimmerman, 13,
won the county spelling championship for Auglaize
County on Friday, and she “must have studied a
little harder than most, as she received no extra
tutoring.” Mrs. Barbara Place teaches the eighth
grade class of which Miss Zimmerman is a member.
Second place in the contest was won by Richard
Meckstroth, a seventh grader from new Bremen
High School. Miss Zimmerman and Meckstroth
will compete in the regional spelling bee finals in
Dayton. “Stringent” was the word that won Theresa
her title.
25 years ago, March 25, 1988
The Easter Bunny paid a visit to the residents of
Cridersville Nursing Home yesterday and helped
celebrate the upcoming holiday with song and some
traditional treats. Cyndi Westbay, decked out in her
Easter bonnet, helping the Easter Bunny by passing
out jelly beans to one of the residents. Louise West-
bay and the Easter Bunny led area children in Easter
and springtime songs for the delighted residents.
The children and Louise from the Wapakoneta area
and they plan to visit schools and other nursing
homes in the area, no doubt leaving a trail of jelly
beans and decorated eggs in their wake.
It takes hard work and dedication to keep sta-
tistics for any sport. For the past three years,
Wapakoneta High School senior Scott Lhamon has
compiled the records for the WHS wrestling team.
Assistant Coach Joe Heater presented him with a
certificate of recognizing his efforts at the annual
sports banquet this week and WDN Sports Editor
Phil McLean was on hand to make Lhamon this
week’s sideline candid.
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Flood of 1913
For the WDN
I have lived on the
south side of West Aug-
laize Street in Wapako-
neta for more than 10
years. My neighbors
and I have seen what
happens when heavy
rain overcomes the abil-
ity of the infrastructure
to absorb the incoming
water. Everyone of us
has our own litle horror
story or two (or three!)
about fooded base-
ments and ruined prop-
erty. But when we look
back only a century, our
sufering simply cannot
compare to those who
lived through the Great
Flood of 1913.
Ruin And
Follow In Wake Of
Storm Troughout
Te article goes on
to say that “Auglaize
County is in a worse
plight than ever be-
fore in its history as a
result of the torrents of
rain that began falling
Sunday morning at eight
o’clock, keeping up
continually till Tuesday
morning, March 25, at
eight o’clock.
Communication by
telephone and telegraph
has been cut of, hence
it is impossible to detail
the devastation that has
been wrought through-
out the county; it is just
as much of an impos-
sibility to estimate the
damage that has been
done in this city.”
Indeed, the Flood of
1913 is known as the
greatest natural disaster
in Ohio history. Accord-
ing to Dayton History,
“when it began raining
on Sunday, March 23 ,
it did not stop again for
fve days. During this
period, nine to eleven
inches of rain fell on
ground that was already
saturated by the heavy
snow and ice of the past
few months. All of this
rain became runof, fll-
ing the rivers to over-
Most communities
located along rivers in
the state experienced
fooding, even those
that had not had prob-
lems in the past. Te
most severe fooding oc-
curred along the Great
Miami River, and the
conditions in Dayton
were particularly bad.
In some parts of the
state, of cials chose to
dynamite canal locks in
an atempt to alleviate
fooding. By the early
twentieth century, few
See FLOOD, Page 5A
West Auglaize Street in Wapakoneta became a river
during the Flood of 1913. A view of the house at
401 W. Auglaize St., shows water had encircled the
house and canoes used on the street.
Snow storm
hits region
Managing Editor
A massive storm system
that spanned much of the
Midwest blanketed Aug-
laize County with as much
as 6 inches of snow late
Sunday and early today.
“We knew we had a lot
coming,” Auglaize County
EMA Director Troy An-
derson said this morning.
“We are seeing some plac-
es with 4 inches and others
with 6 inches.”
Anderson said the
county could see an ad-
ditional 1 to 3 inches of
snow through today, citing
a National Weather Ser-
vice report. Tat forecast
would put snowfall totals
in the 4- to 8-inch range
for the county.
Te storm closed
schools across the region
including Wapakoneta
City Schools, Waynesfeld-
Goshen Local Schools,
Botkins Local Schools and
St. Marys City Schools.
Auglaize County Sher-
if Al Solomon reported
roads were snow covered
and hazardous with drif-
ing in spots. Mercer Coun-
ty Sherif Jef Grey to issue
a level two snow emergen-
cy that was in efect as of
press time.
“Te northern part of
the county wasn’t sup-
posed to get near as much,”
Anderson said. “I’d say the
area from St. Marys south
will start to see the higher
snow accumulations.”
Snow crews from the
Auglaize County Engi-
neer’s Of ce hit the roads
at approximately 4:30 a.m.
today, Deputy Engineer
Gary Kuck said. Fifeen
snow plows and three ad-
ditional vehicles were dis-
patched to clean the road-
“We are geting them
plowed of, and everything
is passable,” Kuck said. “We
are watching the roadways
very closely the rest of the
day as far as treating them.
We are advising motor-
ists to use extreme caution
because there is a possi-
bility of them re-freezing
See STORM, Page 5A
Back to the ’80s
Photo provided
Jordyn Nuss and Abigail Metzger, third-graders
at Wapakoneta Elementary School, model their
1980s style for a special dress up day this week.
Neon colors, teased and crimped hair, jelly brace-
lets, spiked collars and leg warmers all made ap-
pearances as students walked the halls through-
out the day.
Page 3A
Wapakoneta Daily News
Monday, March 25, 2013
Today: The Waynesfield
Village Council is scheduled
to meet at 7:30 p.m. in the
village office at 300 N. West-
minster St.
Tuesday: Wapakoneta
Board of Education meets
at 7 p.m. at the Wapakoneta
Elementary School.
• The Botkins Village
Council is scheduled to
meet at 7 p.m. in its council
chambers, 111 E. Lynn St.,
Thursday: The Men-
tal Health and Recovery
Services Board of Allen,
Auglaize, and Hardin Coun-
ties meets at 4 p.m. aat 529
S. Elizabeth St., Lima.
• The Cridersville Vil-
lage Council Committee of
the Whole is scheduled to
meet at 7 p.m. in council
chambers at the Cridersville
Village Hall.
Monday: The Waynes-
field-Goshen Board of Edu-
cation is scheduled to meet
at 6 p.m. in the board room
at the district office.
• The Uniopolis Village
Council meets at 7 p.m.
at council chambers in
• The Wapakoneta City
Council is scheduled to meet
at 7:30 p.m. at the Wapa-
koneta City Administration
Building, 701 Parlette Court.
• The Salem Township
Board of Trustees meets at 8
p.m. in the township build-
ing in Kossuth.
April 2: The Botkins
Village Council Service
Committee is scheduled to
meet at 7 p.m. in council
chambers, 111 E. Lynn St.,
• The Pusheta Township
Board of Trustees meets at 7
p.m. at the township house
in Freyburg.
• The Duchouquet Town-
ship Trustees are scheduled
to meet at 8 p.m. in the
Duchoquet Township house.
• The Logan Township
Trustees are scheduled to
meet at 8 p.m. in the Logan
Township house.
April 3: The Auglaize Soil
and Water Conservation Dis-
trict Board of Supervisors is
scheduled to meet at 8 a.m.
at the office on Industrial
• The Local Emergency
Planning Committee is
scheduled to meet at 10 a.m.
• The Wapakoneta Area
Economic Development
Committee is scheduled to
meet at 11:30 a.m. in the
Chamber of Commerce of-
fice, 30 E. Auglaize St.
• The Botkins Joint
Recreational Board meets at
7 p.m. in council chambers,
111 E. Lynn St., Botkins.
April 4: The Wapakoneta
Tree Commission is sched-
uled to meet at 4 p.m. at the
Wapakoneta City Adminis-
tration Building, 701 Parlette
• The Clay Township
trustees are scheduled to
meet at 8 p.m. at the Clay
Township House in Gutman.
April 8: The Wapakoneta
City Recreation Board is
scheduled to meet at 4:30
p.m. in the Wapakoneta City
Council conference room
at the Wapakoneta City
Administration Building, 701
Parlette Court.
• Auglaize County Library
Board of Directors meets
at 5 p.m. at the Minster
• The Waynesfield-Gos-
hen Board of Education is
scheduled to meet at 7 p.m.
in the board room at the
district office.
• The Cridersville Village
Council is scheduled to
meet at 7 p.m. in council
chambers at the Cridersville
Village Hall.
• The Auglaize County
Board of Developmental
Disabilities is scheduled to
meet at 7:15 p.m. in the ABC
Center, New Bremen.
• The Auglaize County
Agricultural Society (fair
board) is scheduled to meet
at 8 p.m. in the Junior Fair
Building at the Auglaize
County Fairgrounds, Wapa-
Here are the Ohio
Lottery selections
for Sunday:
Mega Millions 3/19
Mega Ball: 35
Megaplier: 3
Powerball 3/20
Powerball: 15
Pick 3 Numbers 3/21
3-8-8 (day)
1-2-7 (night)
Pick 4 Numbers 3/21
2-1-9-4 (day)
7-7-4-7 (night)
Pick 5 Numbers 3/21
4-5-9-8-2 (day)
5-2-6-2-2 (night)
Rolling Cash 5 3/21
Classic Lotto 3/20
The Mega Millions jack-
pot is $20 million.
The Powerball jackpot is
$320 million.
The Rolling Cash 5
jackpot is $110,000.
The Classic Lotto jack-
pot is $31 million.
Jenna Randolph and
Brock Crist, of Criders-
ville, a daughter born
Friday, March 22, 2013
April Olmstead and
Benji Mihm, of St.
Marys, a son born Fri-
day, March 22, 2013
In brief
The early spring snow
storm dumped a white
blanket on an annual
display of thousands of
Easter egg shells in sub-
urban Cleveland.
The Manolio family
in Lyndhurst has been
putting on a yard-sized
display of painted egg
shells for 55 years and
this will be the last. The
family patriarch died last
Betty Manolio woke up
Monday to find the thou-
sands of eggs covered
with several inches of
snow. It’s too difficult to
brush off the snow, so
she will await warmer
She says the popular
attraction had gotten
covered by snow as late
as April.
The shells are arranged
into items including an
Easter bunny, a duck and
a cross. Themes over the
years have included Betsy
Ross and the Wizard of
An Ohio congressman will
hear from constituents
back home about the
federal budget standoff in
Republican Rep. Steve
Chabot scheduled two
town halls Monday in his
Cincinnati area district. He
has meetings in subur-
ban Montgomery and in
Miami Township.
He has said the
sequester that triggered
across-the-board budget
cuts isn’t the best way
to deal with the nation’s
financial issues, but that
it’s a least a step toward
slowing spending growth.
A Chabot town hall two
years ago generated con-
troversy when a security
guard confiscated cam-
eras activists were using
to videotape the meeting.
After that, Chabot began
inviting constituents who
didn’t want to be video-
taped to meet with him
He held his seat for
seven terms before losing
the 2008 election, then
won it back in 2010.
PolyOne, which makes
resins used in plastic
pipe and other products,
is selling its vinyl disper-
sion, blending and sus-
pension resin business to
Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V.
for $250 million in cash.
Mary Jo Duckro, 84,
of Wapakoneta, died at
11:20 p.m. Tursday,
Ma r c h
2 1 ,
2013, at
Wa p a -
konet a
S h e
w a s
b o r n
Oct. 24, 1928, the daugh-
ter of Lucille C. (Koch)
and Henry C. Nipgen,
who preceded her in
death. On May 7, 1949,
she married Harold G.
Duckro, and he died Oct.
26, 2000.
Survivors include fve
children, Christine Hens-
ley, of Fairfeld, Patricia
L. (David) Jackson, of
Wapakoneta, Rebecca Jo
(Danny) Johns, of Crider-
sville, Cynthia K. (James)
Mitchell, of Fairfeld, and
David S. (Barbara Dun-
cum) Duckro, of Anna; 10
grandchildren, 18 great-
grandchildren, and one
She was preceded in
death by a son, Stephen
Michael Duckro; a son-in-
law, Charles E. Hensley;
and a grandchild.
A homemaker, Mrs.
Duckro had worked for
Schneider’s Carry-Out,
in Wapakoneta. She was
a member of St. Joseph
Catholic Church, in
Wapakoneta, and the La-
dies Sewing Group of the
church. She enjoyed quilt-
ing. A devote Catholic,
Mary Jo was a loving and
caring mother and grand-
A Mass of Christian
Burial is to be held at 10:30
a.m. today at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, in Wapa-
koneta, with the Rev. Pat-
rick Sloneker of ciating.
Burial is to follow in the St.
Joseph Catholic Cemetery,
in Wapakoneta.
Te family will receive
friends from 2 to 6 p.m.
Sunday at the Long &
Folk Chapel of Baylif
& Eley Funeral Home,
13 South Blackhoof St.,
Memorials may be di-
rected to St. Joseph Cath-
olic Church Renovation
Condolences may be
expressed at baylifande-
Mary Jo Duckro, 84
Darlene Petty, 62
Darlene E. Pety, 62, of
Piqua, died at 11:45 a.m.
Saturday, March 23, 2013,
at the
J a m e s
in Co-
S h e
w a s
b o r n
J u n e
9, 1950, in Lima, to the
late Eugene and Doro-
thy (Stover) Hefner.
On Sept. 23, 1988, in
Troy, she married Darin
“Scot” Pety, and he sur-
Also surviving are a sis-
ter, Anna (Pat) Gibson, of
Wapakoneta; three broth-
ers, Dana (Cheryl)Hef-
ner, of Whitehall, Tony
(Vicki) Hefner, of Wapa-
koneta, and Loren (Kris)
Hefner, of Perrysburg; fa-
ther- and mother-in-law,
Mitch and Janice Pety,
of Piqua; several nieces,
nephews, aunts, uncles;
and four God children.
She was preceded in
death by a brother, Jerry
Mrs. Pety was a 1968
graduate of Wapakoneta
High School and atended
the Carousel Beauty Col-
lege. She was a licensed
beautician, and wonder-
ful homemaker. She sup-
ported Locks of Love
with her contributions of
hair to beneft others, and
enjoyed playing bingo.
A service to honor her
life will begin at 7 p.m.
Wednesday at the Jamie-
son & Vannucci Funeral
Home in Piqua, with the
Rev. Jack Chalk of ciat-
Visitation will be from
4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at
the funeral home.
Memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the
American Cancer Society,
2808 Reading Rd., Cin-
Guestbook condo-
lences and expressions of
sympathy, to be provided
to the family, may be ex-
pressed through jamieso-
GL Task Force
nails 12 people
EL Managing Editor
CELINA — A dozen
people were recently in-
dicted stemming from an
investigation conducted
by the Auglaize and Mer-
cer Grand Lake Task
Te 12 suspect each
face a variety of drug-re-
lated charges. Te charges
involved include the sale
of heroin and marijuana
to several suspects who
faces charges for allegedly
possessing the ingredients
to make meth.
Tose indicted were:
• Christopher Brock-
man, 33, on one count of
illegal assembly or pos-
session of chemicals for
the manufacture of drugs,
a third-degree felony,
and six counts of unlaw-
ful purchase or receipt of
pseudoephedrine prod-
ucts, frst-degree misde-
 • Jason Bruggeman, 31,
of Portland Ind., on one
count of illegal assembly
or possession of chemi-
cals for the manufacture
of drugs, a third-degree
felony, and  two counts
of unlawful purchase or
receipt of pseudo-ephed-
rine products, frst-degree
  • Joshua Wymer, 29,
of Fort Recovery, on
one count of illegal assem-
bly or possession of chem-
icals for the manufacture
of drugs, a third-degree
felony, and three counts
of unlawful purchase or
receipt of pseudo-ephed-
rine products, frst-degree
  • Mickey Haskell, 29,
of Sidney, on four counts
of traf cking in heroin,
ffh-degree felonies, and
two counts of traf cking
in heroin, fourth-degree.
• April Lindeman, 32,
138 Meyer Road, Celina,
on three counts of traf ck-
ing in heroin, ffh-degree
felonies, and two counts
of traf cking in heroin,
fourth-degree felonies.
• Carolyn Snyder, 51,
422 E. Livingston Street
Celina, on three counts of
traf cking in marijuana,
fourth-degree felonies.
• Amanda Lockwood,
21, 1119 Princeton Drive,
Celina, on two counts of
traf cking in heroin, ffh-
degree felonies.
• Christopher Stein-
brunner, 42, of Fort Re-
covery, on two counts of
illegal assembly or pos-
session of chemicals for
the manufacture of drugs,
third-degree felonies,
and two counts of unlaw-
ful purchase or receipt of
pseudo-ephedrine prod-
ucts, frst-degree misde-
  • Elizabeth Craw, 25,
416 W. Anthony St., Ce-
lina, on one count of il-
legal assembly or posses-
sion of chemicals for the
manufacture of drugs, a
third-degree felony, and
one count of unlawful
purchase or receipt of
pseudo-ephedrine prod-
ucts, a frst-degree misde-
• Dustin Gross, 31,
7570 State Route 219,
Celina, on two counts of
traf cking in heroin, ffh-
degree felonies.
• Alyssa Ridder, 18,
632 W. Anthony St., Ce-
lina, on three counts of
traf cking in heroin, ffh-
degree felonies.
• Mirranda Gates, 30,
565 E. Market St., Celina,
on two counts of traf-
fcking in drugs, fourth-
degree felonies, and one
count of ofenses involv-
ing unapproved drugs, a
fourth-degree felony.
St. Marys
Stonecrest Income &
Opportunity Fund-I LLC
to Robert D. Lutz, Lot 9,
Armstrong SD O.L. 17,
William R. & Patsy A.
Schwendeman to St.
Marys Rentals LLC, Lot
10 Block 23, East Add.,
Part Lot 15, Armstrong
East Add., Lot 38, Axe
Sub., No Amount.
Rick Jacobs to Carlie
Stiles, Lot 59, Sproul
Brothers Add., No
New Bremen
David E. & Linda S.
Champagne to Jaysen
W. & Jennifer E. Snider,
Lot 137, Pioneer SD
Phase #5, $309,500.
Gerald J. & Barbara
A. Arling to Thomas J.
Beckman, Lot 30, Block
D, $107,000.
Middendorf Builders
Inc. to Joshua H. Kre-
mer, Lot 125 Block A,
Scott H. Sextro to
Scott H. & Lisa R. Sex-
tro, Pt. Section 32, Lot
79 Block A, No Amount.
Moulton Township
Steven R. & Kathleen
Burke to Travis Wayne
& Jennifer R. Fish-
baugh, Pt. Sec. 19
(.229A & .076A),
Michael J. Fisher to
Kim M. Fisher, Und 1/2
Int: Pt. Section 15, .55
Acre, No Amount.
Michael J. & Kim M.
Fisher to Michael J.
Fisher (Trustee), Und
1/2 Int: Pt. Section 15;
Und 1/6 Int: Pt. Section
16, No Amount.
Michael J. & Kim M.
Fisher to Kim M. Fisher
(Trustee) Und 1/2 Int:
Pt. Section 15; Und 1/6
Int: Pt. Section 16, No
Washington Township
Steven A. Egbert Etal
to Egbert Land Compa-
ny LLC, Pt. Section 29,
No Amount.
Curtiss E. & Julia A.
Salmons, by Sheriff to
PNC Bank, Pt. Section
27, $80,000.
Pusheta Township
Ernest M. & Roberta
S. Preston to Bradley T.
Garmann, Trustee, Pt.
Section 21 & 20,
St. Marys Township
Ned E. Fledderjohann
Toderek R. & Alicia A.
Fledderjohann, Pt. Sec-
tion 23, 5.010 Acres,
Gary Paul & Paula
Arnett to Howard L. &
Janice M. Homan, Part
Sec. 13, $80,000.
Andrew Kartker to
John M. & Shelley R.
Schwieterman, Lot 15,
Klosterman Kove #2,
Gary L. Swartz, by
Sheriff to Federal Natl.
Mtg. Assn., Lots 199-
200, Pt. Lot 198, Villa
Nova, $76,000.
Eric & Collene Frame,
by Sheriff to Deutsch
Bank Natl. Trust Co.,
Trustee, Lots 237-240,
Villa Nova, $52,000.
German Township
Steven J. & Natasha
L. Dwenger to Ann
Brown Leinweber, Trust-
ee, Part Sec. 11,
David L. Hunter, by
Sheriff to JpMorgan
Chase Bank, Pt. Section
6, (1.120A), $80,000.
Real Estate Transfers
Fitness mentor
Joe Weider dies
— Joe Weider, a legend-
ary fgure in bodybuild-
ing who
hel ped
ize the
s p o r t
wor l d-
w i d e
a n d
played a
key role
in introducing a charis-
matic young weightlifer
named Arnold Schwar-
zenegger to the world,
died Saturday. He was 93.
Weider’s publicist,
Charlote Parker, told Te
Associated Press that the
bodybuilder, publisher
and promoter died of
heart failure at his home
in Los Angeles’ San Fer-
nando Valley.
“I knew about Joe Wei-
der long before I met him,”
Schwarzenegger, who
tweeted the news of his
old friend’s death, said in a
lengthy statement posted
on his website. “He was
the godfather of ftness
who told all of us to be
somebody with a body.
He taught us that through
hard work and training we
could all be champions.”
A bodybuilder with an
impressive physique him-
self, Weider became beter
known in later years as a
behind-the-scenes guru to
the sport.
He popularized body-
building and spread the
message of health and ft-
ness worldwide with such
publications as Muscle &
Fitness, Flex and Shape.
Schwarzenegger himself
is the executive editor of
Muscle & Fitness and Flex.
He created one of body-
building’s pre-eminent
events, the Mr. Olympia
competition, in 1965, add-
ing to it the Ms. Olympia
contest in 1980, the Fit-
ness Olympia in 1995 and
the Figure Olympia in
He also relentlessly pro-
moted Schwarzenegger,
who won the Mr. Olympia
title a then-record seven
times, including in 1980
and every year from 1970
through 1975.
Good night
to ‘Tonight’?
ohnny Carson brought NBC’s “Te
Tonight Show” from New York to
Southern California in 1972, a nod
to Hollywood’s status as the capital of
the entertainment industry and the
gravitational center of the pop-culture
Although the network’s headquar-
ters was in New York, Los Angeles had
long since eclipsed the Big Apple when
it came to television production. As
Carson told the Los Angeles Times that
year, “Te guests you can get in Holly-
wood you can’t get anywhere else.”
In the four decades since then, many
flm and television producers have fed
to less expensive locales, and new forms
of entertainment have lured away many
of the youthful viewers that Hollywood
used to atract.
So it’s not shocking to learn that
NBC may move “Tonight” back to
New York when current host Jay Leno
is replaced by his heir apparent, “Satur-
day Night
Live” alum
Fallon. Te
choice of
seems to
be driven
by Fallon’s
ences, not
tives. But
it’s still
hard for us
not to take
it person-
from the
lence — as
when NBC replaced Leno with Conan
O’Brien in 2009 only to give the job
back to Leno seven months later —
“Tonight’s” lead in the late-night TV
ratings has been all-but unshakable.
It remains an iconic program in a rich
segment of the market; according to
analysts at Kantar Media, late-night TV
generates $5.6 billion in revenue annu-
ally. But its viewership has shrunk, along
with the advertising dollars. Kantar
estimated that the show’s revenue last
year was more than 40 percent lower
than it was in 2007. Last year “Tonight”
laid of about 20 of its staf, or roughly
10 percent, and Leno’s pay was cut by a
similar share.
Network executives reportedly see
switching to Fallon as a way to boost the
show’s appeal among the younger view-
ers that advertisers covet. Of course,
that’s the same reasoning that led to
O’Brien’s elevation, and that didn’t work
out as planned.
One key diference, though, is that
they’re evidently ready to let Fallon
move the show back to New York.
O’Brien wanted to do that too, but they
insisted he move west. Tat was less
than four years ago.
Unlike the typical runaway produc-
tion, “Tonight” won’t save money by
moving; in fact, it may actually spend
more to shoot in New York than in
Southern California. But Fallon’s cur-
rent show is produced in the city, and
he reportedly wants to stay there for
personal and professional reasons. Still,
it’s telling that the network believes
the show can thrive far from beautiful
downtown Burbank and the celebrities
who still call the area home. As Milken
Institute economist Kevin Klowden
put it, “L.A. is not so essential, even to
NBC’s management.”
With the fragmentation and global-
ization of entertainment, it’s hard to
think of any city as the industry’s capital
any longer. Besides, we’ll still have
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Conan.” All
the same, if “Tonight” leaves, it’ll be yet
another sign that Hollywood’s gravita-
tional force isn’t what it used to be.
Los Angeles Times editorial
Columnist opinions
Thought for the day
“In every person, even in such as
appear most reckless, there is an
inherent desire to atain balance.”
— Jakob Wasserman
German author (1873-1934)
On Syria,
France leads
Offended and outraged
Ofended and Outraged. Tese
are the two words that came to mind
when I saw a recent advertisement in
the WDN from
“ Auglaize Neighbors United”…..
who should just call themselves
“Auglaize Neighbors — United
Against Neighbors”. Many people are
Ofended by this group that insists on
piting Neighbor against Neighbor.
Using words like “Preserve and
Protect,” as to be our rural police
—and then actually identifying the
property owners (in red) as to incite
evil and possible wrongdoing that’s
Teir are beter and more tactful
ways to disagree — What’s next
Gestapo like techniques?
Identifying the property owners
with guns? Identifying property
owners by how they voted, by religion,
Why not just mark their foreheads
with 666 so everyone knows who they
are as the walk into church on Sunday?
What about some homeowners
who have built their homes or
business and never heard about urban
sprawl, the efects on the environment
and so on.
Te same people who take a tax
credit for their homes and businesses
and turn right around can call these
tax credits — subsidies.
Te means by which the
leadership in the group will go to
has now become disturbing and
What is next burning turbines in
ef gy on our neighbor’s lawns?
I have produced stories for my TV
show from wind energy and visited
projects in six states.
I’ve interviewed and talked to
people involved in these type of
projects for years and never, never
have I seen such animosity as here in
Auglaize County.
Your neighbor makes money
farming their land, your neighbor
makes money using the land to raise
livestock, your neighbor makes
money selling the land, your neighbor
makesmoney leasing the land, your
neighbor makes money protecting
the land ... and now your neighbor
can make money with the land AND
BENEFIT YOU by reducing the tax
burden you pay for local governments
and schools.
An Auglaize County Neighbor -
Van Wert — has successfully shown
the mutually fnancial benefts of
the introduction of the wind turbine
industry there — and they expect the
local schools, county and townships to
share millions of dollars each year in
additional tax revenue.
Which by the way these
“inef cient” suppliers have recently
contracted with “Te Ohio State
University” to supply electric energy
to them — so just maybe it’s not
that inef cient as you think. Cooper
Farms in Van Wert has two (adding
a third) Wind Turbine generating
privatly consumed electricity totaling
4.5 megaWats providing up to 70
percent of their own energy needs!
Even the city of Wapakoneta is
considering this method.
So as Auglaize Neighbors United-
Against Neighbors continues to push
their agenda ask yourself who
benefts most from opposing
this potential project and why? as
neighbors are bullied and manipulated
into opposition yet believing that thou
shalt not covet thy neighbors goods ...
but we sure as heck can point ’em out
in a newspaper ad!
Dan Wilson
Google’s fine
is a wrist slap
By agreeing to a toothless invasion-
of-privacy setlement with Google,
federal and state authorities blew a
chance to take a bolder stand against
the Internet behemoth’s prying into
people’s lives.
Between 2008 and 2010, Google
employees carrying out its Street View
mapping project drove by countless
homes across America and harvested
people’s personal data, including
passwords, medical records, fnancial
accounts and emails. Google initially
denied it had obtained private in-
formation. Ten it said it didn’t get
that much information. Ten it said
whatever information it got was by
accident. Ten it said a rogue engineer
was responsible. Ten it said the data
had been erased from its systems.
Not one of the denials turned out
to be true, according to investiga-
tions by the Federal Communications
Commission, more than three dozen
state atorneys general, and law en-
forcement authorities in several other
Afer hearing Google spout such a
pack of fairy tales, no one should need
a complex algorithm to fgure out that
the Web information giant should
have zero credibility when it claims
it respects people’s privacy. Yet, afer
setling with 38 states and the District
of Columbia, Google’s punishment is
a mere $7 million fne and a promise
to reform and police itself. If Google
tried to deny taking information it
clearly took, how can it be trusted not
to let that happen again?
As disappointing as the setlement
was, at least New Jersey was among
the states that tried to stand up for
their citizens by enforcing consumer
protection laws. Pennsylvania wasn’t
even part of the litigation to protect
people’s personal information.
Te FCC determined that the
rogue engineer whom Google blamed
for scooping up people’s personal
data was actually working with others
and had reported what happened to
his supervisors. But the commission
concluded that the engineer had been
poorly supervised and fned Google
only $25,000 for obstructing an FCC
From the Philadelphia Inquirer
rance and Britain are pressing the
European Union to end its embar-
go on arms for the Syrian opposi-
tion, in the hope that they can encourage
President Obama to follow their lead.
French and British leaders’ frustration
with U.S. waf ing on Syria was palpable
in Brussels last week. As the food of
refugees from Syria grew to tsunami
levels, threatening to destabilize much
of the region, French President Francois
Hollande declared bluntly, “Te biggest
risk is inaction.”
Secretary of State John Kerry said
Washington won’t stand in the way of
its allies’ moves to arm the opposition,
but the administration still refuses to
provide mainstream Syrian rebel groups
with weapons — even as radical Islamists
obtain money and guns.
Te French make a convincing case
that this position should be rethought.
Te French Foreign Ministry’s direc-
tor of policy planning Justin Vaisse said
the current European Union embargo on
arms for the rebels was backfring. Re-
gime forces get weapons from Iran and
Russia, while the moderate opposition
ofen lacks bullets. Te regime can bomb
and shell Syrian civilians with impunity,
with more than 70,000 Syrians dead so
“Te arms embargo is now backfring,”
Vaisse said emphatically. “Te playing
feld is not level. Te opposition is fght-
ing with hands tied behind back.”
U.S. of cials say, rightly, that the
Syrian crisis can only be resolved by a
political solution, not a military one.
Toward this end, Washington is still hop-
ing Moscow will pressure the regime to
negotiate, and is still backing U.N. eforts
to broker talks.
France and Britain also seek a negoti-
ated solution. But, said Vaisse, negotia-
tions “will be taken up by Bashar Assad
only when he has no other option. Te
political process ... isn’t going anywhere,
(because) the situation on the ground
isn’t conducive.”
He is correct. Te current military
stalemate leads Syrian President Bashar
al-Assad to believe he can survive the
fghting. On a recent visit to Moscow,
France’s Hollande tried unsuccessfully
to persuade Russian President Vladimir
Putin to facilitate talks between opposi-
tion leaders and less-tainted of cials in
the Syrian government.
France believes that if the allies pro-
vide ground-to-air weapons, known as
MANPADS, to veted opposition com-
manders, it might break the stalemate.
Tis brings us to the second major
concern of the Obama administration:
that sophisticated weapons might wind
up in the hands of radical Islamists. “Tat
is what has happened already,” British
Prime Minister David Cameron pointed
out during a press conference in Brussels
last week. With the most money and the
best guns, Islamists are best positioned
to capture such weapons from the Syr-
ian army, or to buy them on the black
Te CIA spent a year veting non-
Islamist opposition commanders and
believed it knew whom such weapons
could be delivered to. So why not deliver
MANPADS to veted commanders
rather than wait for radical Islamists to
get them? And wouldn’t it make far more
sense to let the opposition create its own
no-fy zone by using MANPADS rather
than use U.S. bombers or troops?
At the Brussels Forum, Louise Arbour,
head of the International Crisis Group,
asked whether the French were prepared
for the chance that Assad wouldn’t bend
despite their arming of the opposition.
What would they do then?
Tat question is valid. But the more
pertinent question is: What will Wash-
ington do if U.S. inaction results in a
failed Syrian state penetrated by jihadis
who will get their hands on Assad’s weap-
ons? France and Britain are willing to
take a risk to try to prevent this. But they
can’t convince Assad (or Moscow) that
his days are numbered unless the United
States helps them shif the balance on the
Syrian ground.
Freedom of Speech: Reader Opinions and Other Views
The Dallas Mornning News
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Wapakoneta Daily News
Monday, March 25, 2013
Publisher: Deb Zwez Managing Editor: William Laney
In Rubin’s Opinion ...
The United States needs to
intervene with ground support in
Syria so a negotiated peace is more
likely because of a shift in power.
POINT 1 — Johnny
Carson moved the
“Tonight Show” west in an
attempt to attract better
guests — but times have
POINT 2 — The “Tonight
Show” is likely moving
east, back to New York
City with Jimmy Fallon
the likely the new host,
without objection from
POINT 3 — The move
back to New York City or
anywhere for that matter
shows Hollywood and
southern California no
longer has the clout it did
in the early 1970s.
Rob Portman
U.S. Senator
B40D Dirksen Senate
Office Building
Washington, D.C., 20510
(202) 224-3353
Sherrod Brown
U.S. Senator
455 Russell Senate
Washington, D.C., 20510
(202) 224-2315
Jim Jordan
4th District Congressman
515 Cannon House
Washington, D.C., 20515
(202) 225-2676
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Today is Monday, March 25, the 84th day of 2013. There
are 281 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover
begins at sunset.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led
25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala.,
to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks.
On this date:
In 1306, Robert the Bruce was crowned the King of Scots.
In 1634, English colonists sent by Lord Baltimore ar-
rived in present-day Maryland.
In 1776, Gen. George Washington, commander of the
Continental Army, was awarded the first Congressional
Gold Medal by the Continental Congress.
In 1865, during the Civil War, Confederate forces at-
tacked Fort Stedman in Virginia but were forced to with-
draw because of counterattacking Union troops.
In 1894, Jacob S. Coxey began leading an “army” of
unemployed from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington D.C., to
demand help from the federal government.
In 1911, 146 people, mostly young female immigrants,
were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist
Co. in New York.
In 1947, a coal mine explosion in Centralia, Ill., claimed
111 lives.
In 1957, the Treaty of Rome established the European
Economic Community.
In 1963, private pilot Ralph Flores and his 21-year-old
passenger, Helen Klaben, were rescued after being stranded
for seven weeks in brutally cold conditions in the Yukon
after their plane crashed.
In 1975, King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was shot to death
by a nephew with a history of mental illness. (The nephew
was beheaded in June 1975.)
In 1988, in New York City’s so-called “Preppie Killer”
case, Robert Chambers Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree
manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin.
(Chambers received a sentence of 5 to 15 years in prison;
he was released in 2003.)
In 1990, 87 people, most of them Honduran and Do-
minican immigrants, were killed when fire raced through an
illegal social club in New York City.
In 2003, The Senate voted to slash President George W.
Bush’s proposed $726 billion tax-cutting package in half,
handing the president a defeat on the foundation of his
plan to awaken the nation’s slumbering economy. Former
Waterbury, Conn., mayor Philip Giordano was convicted by
a federal jury of violating the civil rights of two preteen girls
by sexually abusing them. (Giordano was later sentenced to
37 years in federal prison.)
In 2008, The Defense Department said it had mistakenly
shipped electrical fuses for an intercontinental ballistic mis-
sile to Taiwan. (Once the error was discovered, the military
quickly recovered the four fuses.)
In 2012, President Barack Obama arrived in South Korea,
where he visited the Demilitarized Zone separating the South
from the communist North, telling American troops stationed
nearby they were protectors of “freedom’s frontier.” Pope
Benedict XVI, on his first trip to Latin America, urged Mexicans
to wield their faith against drug violence, poverty and other ills,
celebrating Mass before a sea of worshippers in Silao.
Today’s Birthdays: Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford
is 91. Movie reviewer Gene Shalit is 87. Former astronaut
James Lovell is 85. Singer Aretha Franklin is 71. Actor
Paul Michael Glaser is 70. Singer Elton John is 66. Actress
Bonnie Bedelia is 65. Actress-comedian Mary Gross is 60.
Actor James McDaniel is 55. Actor-writer-director John
Stockwell is 52. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is 48. Actor
Sean Faris is 31. Singer Katharine McPhee is 29.
Today in History
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Retirement, Succession Plans: “Must Haves”
for Business Owners — March 25, 2013
If you own a business, you may well
follow a “do it now” philosophy — which
is, of course, necessary to keep things
running smoothly. Still, you also need to
think about tomorrow — which means
you’ll want to take action on your own
retirement and business succession plans.
Fortunately, you’ve got some atrac-
tive options in these areas. For example,
you could choose a retirement plan that
ofers at least two key advantages: po-
tential tax-deferred earnings and a wide
array of investment options. Plus, some
retirement plans allow you to make tax-
deductible contributions.
In selecting a retirement plan, you’ll
need to consider several factors, includ-
ing the size of your business and the num-
ber of employees. If your business has no
full-time employees other than yourself
and your spouse, you may consider a
Simplifed Employee Pension (SEP) plan
or an owner-only 401(k), sometimes
known as an individual or solo 401(k).
Or, if your goal is to contribute as much
as possible, you may want to consider an
owner-only defned beneft plan.
If you have employees, you might
want to investigate a SIMPLE IR or
even a 401(k) plan. Your fnancial advi-
sor, working with plan design profession-
als and your tax advisor, can help you
analyze the options and choose the plan
that fts with your combined personal
and business goals.
Now, let’s turn to business succes-
sion plans. Ultimately, your choice of a
succession plan strategy will depend on
many factors, such as the value of your
business, your need for the proceeds
from the sale of the business for your
retirement, your successor, and how well
your business can continue without you.
If your goal is to keep the business within
the family, you’ll need to consider how
much control you wish to retain (and for
how long), whether you wish to gif or
sell, how you balance your estate among
your heirs, and who can reasonably suc-
ceed you in running the business.
Many succession planning tech-
niques are available, including an out-
right sale to a third party, a sale to your
employees or management (at once or
over time), or the transfer of your busi-
ness within your family through sales or
gifs during your life, at your death or any
combination thereof.
Many succession plans include a
buy-sell agreement. Upon your death,
such an agreement could allow a busi-
ness partner or a key employee to buy
the business from your surviving spouse
or whoever inherits your business inter-
ests. To provide the funds needed for the
partner or employee (or even one of your
children) to purchase the business, an in-
surance policy could be purchased.
Your estate plan — including your
will and any living trust — should ad-
dress what happens with the business, in
case you still own part or all of it at your
death. Te best-laid succession plans
may go awry if the unexpected occurs.
All these business succession options
can be complex, so before choosing any
of them, you will need to consult with
your legal and fnancial advisors.
Whether it’s selecting a retirement
plan or a succession strategy, you’ll want
to take your time and make the choices
that are appropriate for your individual
You work extremely hard to run your
business — so do whatever it takes to
help maximize your benefts from it.
Tis article was writen by Edward
Jones for use by your local Edward Jones
Financial Advisor.
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canals were still in op-
eration in Ohio, but the
destruction of the locks
ensured the permanent
end to canal transporta-
In Dayton, food levies
broke, leading to water
rising up to twenty feet
in the downtown. In
addition, fres broke out
across the city as gas lines
ruptured, and the fre
department was unable
to access the fres. John
Paterson, owner of Na-
tional Cash Register, was
a prominent fgure during
the food. He
relief eforts
in the com-
munity, even
going as far
as opening
his own fac-
tories to act
as emergency
shelters for
those who had been
driven from their homes.
Local residents less
afected by the fooding
also responded generous-
ly to calls for help from
further south:
Te call for assistance
from the food sufering
city of Dayton, last week
Saturday was responded
to in quicker order and
more practical manner by
residents of New Bremen
and vicinity than perhaps
any other town and com-
munity of the state. In
less than half a day there
were donated more than
350 bushels of potatoes,
10 barrels of ham, more
than 600 loaves of bread,
hundreds of dozens of
fresh and boiled eggs,
boxes and boxes of
crackers, cookies, canned
goods, etc., and at about
1:45 Sunday afernoon
the special electric freight
car on the Western Ohio
was taken in charge of a
commitee of local men
and accompanied to its
When the food was
over, Ohioans began to
assess the damage. At
least 428 people died
during the Flood of 1913,
and more than20,000
homes were totally
destroyed. Property
damage was extensive, as
many other homes were
seriously damaged. Facto-
ries, railroads, and other
structures also faced
major losses.
Afer the food wa-
ters receded, residents
throughout the state were
determined to prevent
a future disaster of this
magnitude.   In Dayton it-
self, the fundraising  mot-
to for rebuilding was
“Remember the promises
you made in the atic.”  In
1914 Gov. James M. Cox
helped gain passage of
the Vonderheide Act,
also known as the Ohio
Conservancy Law, giving
the state the authority
to establish watershed
districts and to raise
funds for improvements
through taxes. Although
the Vonderheide Act
was challenged both in
state and federal supreme
courts, the law was up-
held. In 1915, the Miami
Conservancy District was
created in response to the
Vonderheide Act, the frst
major watershed district
in the nation.
Te Auglaize County
Historical Society has
created photography
exhibits about the Flood
of 1913, “Te Rains
Came, the Waters Rose,”
which will be installed at
the Wapa-
koneta and
St. Marys
libraries next
exhibit will
of icially
open in
on Tues-
day morning and run
through April 19, and
will open in St. Marys on
April 1 and run through
April 30.
Additionally, the
Historical Society and its
friends at Heritage Trails
Park District and the
Miami-Erie Canal Corri-
dor Association will host
a special presentation
about this pivotal natural
disaster.  Join us on Sun-
day, April 7, at 2 p.m. at
the Lockkeeper’s House,
New Bremen,  for “Te
Great Flood of 1913,” by
Dave Neuhardt.
A native of Sid-
ney,  Dave Neuhardt
has actively studied  the
history of Ohio’s ca-
nals for more than 25
years.  Since the early
1980s, he has served as
an of cer and trustee
of the Canal Society of
Ohio and currently edits
its newsleter.  He also
teaches a course about
canal history for the Uni-
versity of Dayton’s Osher
Lifelong Learning Center. 
With the 100th anniver-
sary of the 1913 food,
Neuhardt has studied the
impact of that historic
event on the Ohio canal
An atorney, Neuhardt
and his wife Sharen
live in an 1840s Greek
Revival house on a farm
near historic Yellow
Springs, where he serve
as president of the Yel-
low Springs Historical
Today’s column has been
authored by Rachel Bar-
ber, administrator of the
Auglaize County Histori-
cal Society. Tanks to Pat
Tuman,  Jim Webb, and
Genevieve Conradi for pro-
viding information about
the impact of the 1913 lo-
cally.  To learn more about
the Historical Society,
visit us on Facebook or call
419-738-9328.  Heritage
Trails Park District and the
Miami Erie Canal Cor-
ridor Association are on
her mother, Kylie Wren,
said. “We explained it to
her at her level and she
understands that and how
she is helping them. She
tries to do anything and
everything she can to help
other kids.”
Te afectionate tod-
dler knows what it is like
to deal with medical prob-
lems. She was born with
spina bifda, a congenital
disorder caused by the
incomplete closing of the
embryonic neural tube,
that leaves some vertebrae
overlying the spinal cord
not fully formed.
Mercedes has had fve
surgeries already with her
sixth scheduled for April.
“We were told she
would never walk, sit up
or crawl,” Kylie Wren said.
“She has beat all the odds.”
Since she was born,
Mercedes has had surger-
ies for hip dysplacia and
has had a stent implanted.
Te spina bifda afects
her bladder and bowels,
and she has no feeling
from the ankles down.
In spite of that, Mere-
cedes walks with the as-
sistance of a walker and
atends preschool.
Tose that know her
describe her as loving and
Te family knew for a
while that they wanted
to donate Mercedes long
curls, which fell all the
way down her back. At
least 11 inches is required
to make a donation to
Locks of Love, which
provides hairpieces to f-
nancially disadvantaged
children sufering from
long-term medical hair
loss from any diagnosis.
Her hair measures more
than 14 inches.
She has no problem
as she is placed on two
booster seats for the hair
stylist to trim her tresses.
She never budged as a
pair of scissors snip of the
long blonde ponytail.
When the hair styl-
ists showed her locks, she
grinned and tilted her head
again in her shy manner.
She sat patiently as the styl-
ist gave her a new shorter
style sans the pony tail.
“We’re very proud of
her,” Kylie Wren said of
her daughter choosing
to donate her hair. “You
usually wouldn’t think a
3-year-old would under-
stand, but with every-
thing she’s been through,
she understands more
than you think.”
The exhibit will
officially open in
Wapakoneta on
Tuesday morning.
The exhibit will open
in St. Marys on April
1 and run through the
end of April.
Karen Kantner
Asst. Managing Editor
is very likely.”
He said the salt stock-
pile is still strong. As of
Sunday, they had used 72
percent, or 1,100 tons of
the order which is 1,500
tons, a fgure based on a
10-year average.
Kuck said snow plow
crews were dispatched
Sunday to the New Bre-
men and Minster area be-
cause of a couple of inches
of snowfall. He shared
winds on Sunday and
today continue to cause
Wapakoneta Safety-
Service Director Bill
Rains said Public Works
Department crews hit city
streets at 1 a.m.
“Public Works Superin-
tendent Meril Simpson re-
ported to me this morning
that he thinks they have
a prety good handle on
things today — they are
working on cleaning out
the downtown area now,”
Rains said at 9 a.m. today.
“We think the worst is over
and we are hopeful this is
the last snow of the season.
I think everybody is hop-
ing that.”
He said they should not
have problems with their
salt order and the brine
pre-treatment has helped
the city in applying less
during an event. He also
noted they have seen more
snowfall and less ice accu-
mulation on the streets.
With the snow expected
to start melting soon with
temperatures in the 50s by
Friday and Saturday, Rains
said he is not worried
about fooding since the
ground is no longer frozen.
“I don’t think we have
to worry about a repeat
of the 1913 food from
this event,” Rains said. “I
think the frost is out of the
ground and the ground
will absorb some of this
melt of.”
Te Evening Leader
Managing Editor Mike Bur-
kholder contributed to this
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be, but said he enjoyed it
as much as the students
Pursuing a music de-
gree in college, who
studied cello and was a
member of the orchestra
before that, he had never
been part of something
like this when he was in
high school, although he
had experience directing
performances, programs
and choirs while in col-
lege at Ohio Northern
“What I love most
about it is the kids abso-
lutely love it,” said Smith,
who also really enjoys
He said he likes work-
ing with youth in this
capacity so much he
couldn’t imagine doing
anything else.
“Jazz hands and sparkle
jokes aside, the show choir
community is a big fam-
ily and very supportive of
each other,” Smith said.
Plans for the event, in
its 13th year, start almost
as soon as the previous
year’s competition ends
and get more serious in
the summer, with biweek-
ly meetings beginning in
January. More than 100
volunteers assist in plan-
ning and helping through-
out the day.
“Wapak’s role is to fa-
cilitate every aspect of
the day for the competing
schools,” Smith said.
Parents spent countless
hours organizing to make
sure every last detail was
taken care of and their
interaction began when
each school arrived and
they were greeted by a
student host, who guided
the group and catered to
their needs throughout
the day. Other volunteers
served food, worked the
doors, sold programs, and
ran judge’s scores, among
many other tasks.
Te day before the
competition, students,
volunteers and Smith
worked from afer school
until late into the night
making preparations and
then arrived again in the
early morning hours Sat-
urday to be ready for the
frst school’s arrival at 6
a.m. and stayed until all
the rooms were cleaned
early Sunday morning.
“It makes for long days,
but hosting a competition
like this is good for the
community,” Smith said.
“If it weren’t worth it, we
wouldn’t do it.”
He said in a typical
year, Music & More can
raise between $5,000 and
$15,000 depending on
the number of schools.
With 12 schools bringing
17 choirs to the competi-
tion this year, Smith said
it is one of the biggest
event’s they have hosted
in close to a decade.
All 17 choirs compet-
ed in the daytime com-
petition, with the top six
advancing to the fnal
evening competition.
Te choirs came from
local areas like Ada and
Kenton, from all across
Ohio, as well as Indiana
and West Virginia. Te
group traveling the far-
thest to atend was from
Albertville, Ala. Tey
brought 100 students
and is ranked one of the
top show choirs in the na-
“Tis is far and away
the largest fundraiser that
our show choir does an-
nually,” Smith said.
Money raised goes into
the Wapakoneta Choral
Music Society Boosters
fund, and is put toward
costumes for Singsation,
a four-year trip, and other
expenses for the district’s
“I have to thank the
(school) board and com-
munity,” Smith said. “It’s
not me making this hap-
pen, it’s the parents.”
welcome and direct them
to bathrooms and props
and make sure they have a
fun experience.”
She said spending the
whole day with their as-
signed group, they meet
new and talented students.
“It’s a great day to have
all these talented people
together,” Shelby said.
Freshman Micah Ni-
col, who also has spent
time performing with lo-
cal theaters and in magic
shows, said it is a long,
exhausting day, but one
where they can meet and
see so much talent.
He said for him, Singsa-
tion was a good ft.
“We help the groups
get prepared to have the
best competition experi-
ence ever,” sophomore
Ryan Claybaugh said.
“People come here and
they want to come back.
Tat is be-
cause we
make it such
a good ex-
perience for
Un l i k e
Shelby and
M i c a h ,
Ryan did
not always
know he
wanted to
join Sing-
sation, but
afer watch-
ing them perform at Mu-
sic & More in the past, he
knew it was something he
had to do and joined the
group as a freshman.
Leaders of the Wapa-
koneta Choral Music So-
ciety (WCMS), which
hosted the
c o mp e t i -
tion as a
f undrai ser,
t h a n k e d
e v e r y o n e
who helped,
i n c l u d -
ing many
vol unteers
who had
not signed
up but just
s h o w e d
up at the
school ask-
ing how they could help.
“Some put in all day
shifs and asked what they
need to do next,” WCMS
Vice President Nanete
Claybaugh said.
She said they also had
received a lot of compli-
ments from guests about
the Performing Arts Cen-
“It is such a phenom-
enal day for the kids,”
WCMS President Anita
Foor said.
She said the friend-
ships they make with
those from other schools
extend through the years.
“It takes a lot of work to
get ready, but the kids love
to have it,” Foor said.
She said not only does
Music & More allow them
to highlight the talent of
local youth, but schools
coming in for the compe-
tition bring in lots of tal-
ent as well.
he said. “It makes sense
economically for what
they are doing, but I still
am hoping the pendulum
will swing again back in
our favor — in the mean-
time we will keep the
Pheasants Forever alive
and viable to help the
landowners when they
want to get back into con-
servation programs.”
Sheets said farmers tell
him they do not believe
grain prices will stay high
forever and government
conservation programs
will look atractive at
some point in the future
so there is hope.
He explained govern-
ment of cials also are
working with other gov-
ernment agencies instead
of farmers to put in small-
er tracts of land. Ohio De-
partment of Transporta-
tion of cials agreed to put
a small tract of land along
U.S. 33 near St. Marys
into wildlife habitat, and
the city of Wapakoneta
owns a large feld devoted
to wildlife habitat and
wild fowers south of U.S.
33 near the Wapakoneta
Water Treatment Plant.
“We are looking at
smaller spaces now be-
cause the larger acreages
are being farmed,” Sheets
said. “During my time as
the wildlife of cer, I saw
it go from almost noth-
ing to a large amount of
land and then back — the
pendulum has swung the
other way.
“Te number of pheas-
ants and wild fowl are
down and it is all tied to
habitat,” he said. “A pheas-
ant cannot live in a bare
plowed feld. It is just that
way. I think it will come
back when the habitat
comes back. Tat is what
this organization is all
about — when the habitat
returns you will not only
get pheasants, you will get
quail, you get songbirds,
rabbits and deer.”
Biologist Steve Brown,
who works with farmers
in Auglaize, Mercer, Darke
and Shelby counties with
their wildlife practices,
said he believes farm-
ers and the agricultural
conservation programs
will be fne this summer,
but afer Sept. 30 “every-
thing is kind of up in the
air.” Tat is when the cur-
rent farm bill, which has
been extended a couple of
times on an annual basis,
“For NRCS (Natural
Resources and Conser-
vation Service) and FSA
(Farm Service Agency)
we should be alright for
this fscal year, but the
next fscal year nobody
knows,” Brown said. “Te
pheasant numbers have
not been increasing and
what we are really wor-
ried about is that with the
grain prices right now be-
ing so high there is a lot
of CRP (Conservation
Reserve Program) that is
ready to roll out as their
contracts are about to ex-
“I know in Ohio they
are trying to increase the
rental rates so that FSA
can pay more to be more
competitive but it is hard
to compete with $15
beans and $8 corn,” he
said. “Our atitude is we
are probably going to lose
some habitat so we want
to make the habitat that
remains as high quality as
we can.”
While high grain prices
results in fewer acres in
CRP and subsequently
fewer wild bird numbers,
atendance at the Auglaize
County Pheasants Forev-
er banquet is growing.
Auglaize County
Pheasants Forever Presi-
dent Jef Heistan said Sat-
urday’s turnout was the
highest in a number of
years. Te money raised
is used to develop and
maintain wildlife habitat
throughout the county,
to conduct a youth deer
hunt in the fall and to pro-
vide 10 scholarships to
students as well as other
events and programs.
More than 300 peo-
ple atended the event
which typically generates
between $40,000 and
$50,000. Te Auglaize
County chapter is one
of the few organizations
in the state to eclipse the
$500,000 mark during its
Staff photo/Karen Kantner
The Edgewood Show Choir warms up before taking
the stage at the Performing Arts Center during the an-
nual Music and More competition Saturday at Wapako-
neta High School.
Staff photo William Laney
Safety Service Director Bill Rains, at left, purchases a
raffle ticket from former Auglaize County Wildlife Of-
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Kyle Busch avoids last-
lap wreck for the win
Monday, March 25, 2013
Iowa State
Sports Editor

of the day
“I give my
teammates all the
credit. Tey found
me open.”
TJ Metzger
OG bball player
Sunday NCAA Scores
(2) Ohio State 78, (10) Iowa State 75
(1) Indiana 58, (9) Temple 52
(1) Kansas 70, (8) North Carolina 58
(3) Florida 78, (11) Minnesota 64
(15) Florida Gulf Coast 81, (7) San Diego State 71
(13) La Salle 76, (12) Ole Miss 74
(2) Miami (FL) 63, (7) Illinois 59
(2) Duke 66, (7) Creighton 50
Miami at Orlando ESPN 7 p.m.
Los Angeles at Chicago 8 p.m.
OSU headed to Sweet 16
DAYTON (AP) — Aaron
Craf dribbled in place at the top
of the arc, watching to see if any
of his Ohio State teammates were
geting open near the basket for a
game-winning shot.
Nothing there.
Te point guard had a clear
look at the clock as it raced to-
ward zero atop the backboard.
He realized what he had to do
— take a litle Ohio State tourna-
ment history into his hands.
Craf held the ball until he had
no other choice, then swished a
3-pointer with a half-second lef
Sunday for a 78-75 victory over
Iowa State, sending the Buckeyes
to a school-record fourth straight
trip to the round of 16.
No. 2 Ohio State had managed
to escape as the lone high seed
lef in the NCAA tournament’s
most-busted bracket.
“Te moment’s a lot bigger
than me,” said Craf, who had al-
lowed Iowa State to catch up with
missed free throws and an errant
jumper. “It just happened to be in
my hands at the end.”
Ohio State (28-7) needed
Craf’s fearless shot — over
6-foot-7 defender Georges Niang
— to avoid yet another upset in
the oh-so-wild West Regional.
Four of the top fve seeds fell fast
and hard in the frst weekend.
Te Buckeyes’ 10th straight
win sent them to Los Angeles
for a game on Tursday against
sixth-seeded Arizona.
“With all that’s gone on in col-
lege basketball, anything’s pos-
sible,” Craf said. “You can see it
with what’s gone on in our brack-
et right now.”
Tenth-seeded Iowa State (23-
12) overcame a late 13-point
defcit by hiting 3s — the Cy-
clones’ specialty — but wound
up beaten by one, a tough way to
have their upset bid end.
“We played our hearts out,”
said Will Clyburn, who scored 17
points. “It was a tough game and
he made a tough shot. He made a
great play.”
Craf’s missed free throws
helped Iowa State catch up. He
missed the front end of a pair of
one-and-one chances and was of
on a jumper from just inside the
arc with 29.2 seconds lef and the
score tied.
Te Cyclones knocked the ball
out of bounds while trying for
the rebound, seting up the fnal
chance. Coach Tad Mata called MCT photo
Ohio State guard Aaron Craft (4) shoots and hits the game-winning
basket over Iowa State forward Georges Niang (31) late in the second
half of a third-round game in the NCAA Tournament.
See OSU, Page 2B
Practicing outside
Staff photo/Thomas Bradley
Wapakoneta’s varsity baseball coach Jason Brandt throws for batting practice Friday
afternoon as some of the players wait to field the batted balls.
Metzger, Ottawa-Glandorf living the dream
T.J. Metzger, the real thing
was much beter than a
Afer a through-the-
legs dribble and a pump
fake to gain an opening,
Otawa-Glandorf ’s sea-
son-long scoring leader
struck an extra long fn-
ishing pose in hiting a
buzzer-beating 3-pointer
to end the third quarter.
Metzger’s 36-point line
included 9-of-14 from
3-point range and 5-for-5
from the foul line.
Tat shot gave the Ti-
tans a 15-point lead. Eight
others just like it were
part of Metzger’s 36-point
package that paved the
way for a 67-46 decision
of Versailles to win the Di-
vision III state champion-
ship at Value City Arena
here Saturday morning.
“In my back yard, when
I was like 7 years old, I’d
tell my brother, ‘Oh, a
3-pointer for the (state
championship) win ,’ and
I’d miss it,” Metzger said
describing the dream
game every young aspir-
ing basketball player envi-
Not only did he get the
last-second deal right in
the third quarter, he also
hit a similar shot to close
the frst period.
His name goes into
the record book multiple
times. Te nine 3-point-
ers ties the record for
most in a championship
game regardless of divi-
sion and broke the Divi-
sion III record of eight
set by Sparta Highland’s
J.T. Hoyng in 1998. His
13 goals from long range
set a new standard for two
games in the state tourna-
ment and his 36 points
also tied Hoyng’s Divi-
sion III championship
game record.
Metzger wasted no
time establishing himself OHSAA photo
T.J. Metzger (32) scored 36 points in O-G’s champion-
ship effort. Metzger’s performance tied the Division III
championship game record.
See O-G, Page 2B
VASJ slams
Leipsic for title
COLUMBUS — Te dunks were
many and varied, including some one-
handed straight-aheads, a couple back-
door two-handeds and a front-side re-
verse of an alley-oop pass.
Te Villa Angela-St. Joseph produc-
tion ofered just about every slam style
possible with or without a one of those
mini-trampolines a road-show act featur-
ing a catchy name like the Flying Marco-
ni Brothers might employ.
But for sheer impact, there were no
baskets bigger for the Vikings than a cou-
ple of long-range shots that were much
more substance than show.
Leipsic, the tiny engine that really
thought it could, had clawed its way back
into the challenge when Austin Brown
hit a couple foul shots to trim VASJ’s
lead to 41-39 with 4:48 still to play in the
third quarter.
But then Simon Texidor Jr. knocked
down a pair of 3-pointers in a mater of
just 28 seconds to quell the threat and
start Villa Angela-St. Joseph on its way
See LEIPSIC, Page 2B
MCT photo
Sherwood Brown hugs his
teammate, Brett Comer.
story lives
By the time the buzzer
sounded, the Philadelphia
crowd was on its feet. It
was a mix of awe and ap-
preciation for what trans-
pired during the previous
two hours, when the best
story — and most excit-
ing show — of the NCAA
tournament was on full
Florida Gulf Coast
made history at the Wells
Fargo Center, becom-
ing the frst 15th seed
to advance to the Sweet
16. Te 81-71 win over
seventh-seeded San Di-
ego State on Sunday night
came two days afer an
upset of second-seeded
Te Eagles advanced to
play Florida in Arlington,
Texas, on Friday.
Tey transformed
throughout the weekend
from an unknown Cinder-
ella to a beloved extrava-
ganza, with baskets re-
served for highlight reels
and assists found more of-
ten on playgrounds than
NCAA tournaments.
Point guard Bret Com-
er was the conductor,
swiveling passes to spaces
that seemed both improb-
able and unoccupied.
And then out of nowhere
would come a blue jersey.
Te Eagles were not mod-
est about their exploits,
either, with players both
on the court and bench
erupting with the type of
demonstrative euphoria
that most college students
would when something
that seems too good to be
true is actually true.
Comer fnished with
10 points and 14 assists,
while Bernard Tomp-
son led the team with
23 points. Five players
reached double fgures.
A 17-0 run in the sec-
ond half turned a 54-52
lead into a 71-52 lead,
which was the point when
the game raced out of con-
trol. Florida Gulf Coast
trailed at the halfime for
the frst time in 22 games
when San Diego State car-
ried a 35-34 lead into half-
time, although the high-
light of the period was an
Eagles alley-oop that out-
did even the excitement
See FGCU, Page 2B
Wapakoneta Daily News
Monday, March 25, 2013
Busch avoids Hamlin-
Logano wreck for win
(AP) — Denny Hamlin
and Joey Logano raced
side by side into the f-
nal lap, two biter rivals
unwilling to give even
an inch — right up until
they made contact with
less than a mile to go.
Te race ended with
Hamlin in the hospi-
tal, Logano in a shoving
match with Tony Stew-
art, and Kyle Busch cel-
ebrating a victory that
seemed secondary to all
the fury at Fontana.
Hamlin was airlifed
away from the track Sun-
day afer a collision with
Logano on the penulti-
mate turn sent him near-
ly head-on into the inside
wall, puting a spectacu-
lar fnish on the ffh race
of the NASCARseason.
Logano managed
to fnish third despite
wrecking into the out-
side wall afer hiting
Hamlin, who spun Lo-
gano last week at Bristol
and sparked a biter post-
race confrontation that
didn’t cool of during the
past week.
“He probably
shouldn’t have done
what he did last week, so
that’s what he gets,” Lo-
gano said.
Yet the 22-year-old
Logano might have even
bigger worries than his
burgeoning feud with
Hamlin, whose team
expects him to be fne.
Stewart got into a post-
race shoving match with
Logano, with the three-
time champion threaten-
ing to “whoop his (but)”
afer Logano aggressively
blocked Stewart out of a
late restart.
“It’s time he learns
a lesson,” Stewart said.
“He’s run his mouth long
enough. ... He’s nothing
but a litle rich kid that’s
never had to work in his
life, so he’s going to learn
what us working guys
who had to work our way
up (know about) how it
Almost forgoten in
the post-race frenzy was
Busch, who led 125 of
200 laps in his Toyota
and earned his frst vic-
tory of the season when
he sped past Hamlin and
Logano on the fnal turn.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. also
ceded the spotlight, even
though NASCAR’s most
popular driver moved
into the Sprint Cup Se-
ries points lead with his
second-place fnish.
Even without Busch
and Junior, NASCAR’s
closest race to Holly-
wood had an abundance
of drama.
“I’m tired of these
guys doing that stuf,
especially out of a kid
that’s been griping about
everybody else, and then
he does that the next
week,” Stewart said, re-
ferring to Logano’s com-
plaints about other driv-
ers’ similar moves. “He
sent Denny to the hospi-
tal and screwed our day
up. He’s talked the talk,
but he hasn’t walked the
walk yet.”
Afer a fairly enter-
taining race highlighted
by Logano’s aggressive
move to block Stewart
out of the fnal restart,
the last lap developed
into a spectacle piting
rivals already angry at
each other about driving
Hamlin spun Logano
at Bristol while Logano
was racing for the late
lead on that tight Ten-
nessee bullring. Hamlin
claimed Logano had cut
him of three times ear-
lier in the race, but Loga-
no ran over to Hamlin’s
car aferward and leaned
in his window for an an-
gry exchange before the
teams pulled them apart.
On Friday, Hamlin
said he hoped the beef
with Logano was fn-
ished, but Logano said
he hadn’t received any
MCT file photo
Kyle Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning
the Budweiser Duel #2 at Daytona International
Speedway in Daytona Beach.
O-G From Page 1B
from Friday night.
Tis time, Eric McK-
night fnished a Comer
lob by extending his
right arm behind his
head and slamming
the ball down with one
hand. Te crowd erupt-
ed in awe. Tat was just
the beginning.
But the Eagles did
not win on theatrics
alone. Tey used their
fast-break style to cre-
ate easy baskets in tran-
sition and spaced the
foor in the halfcourt to
give room for their ath-
letes to roam. And just
like Friday night’s up-
set of Georgetown, the
Eagles generated mo-
mentum throughout the
game. Teir run came in
the second half, and the
crowd was on board the
entire time.
Te story of the
NCAA tournament
happened right in front
of Philadelphia’s eyes.
Te Eagles arrived here
as Fort Myers’ team. By
Friday night, they be-
came Philadelphia’s ad-
opted team. By Sunday
night, they were Ameri-
ca’s team.
in what looked like an all-
day shootout early.
Six of the game’s frst
seven feld goals were
3-pointers - three by
Metzger, two by Ver-
sailles’ Chad Winner and
one by the Tigers’ Damien
Te diference was
Metzger never stopped.
By quarter’s end, he
had 18 points with fve
3-pointers, one of which
he turned into a four-
point play. Tree of
those came in Otawa-
Glandorf ’s 15-2 burst
over the fnal fve minutes
of the period for a 24-11
lead. Versailles (23-6) was
never closer than nine the
rest of the way.
“I woke up this morn-
ing thinking we’re going to
have a really tough game,”
Metzger said. “You have
to play with confdence.
I give my teammates all
the credit. Tey found me
open; they did everything
for me.
“Afer the frst one goes,
it gives you confdence,”
he said. “Tat’s what you
need in a game like this.
With 13,000 people, you
can’t get nervous.”
Titan coach Tyson Mc-
Glaughlin has seen this
act many times. Metzger
hit his frst seven 3-point
atempts in a win over Ka-
lida this year.
“He was in a rhythm
and we always talk about
feeding the hot hand,”
McGlaughlin said. “We
ran a couple sets for him;
he does a nice job of com-
ing of screens. To me,
one of the really big plays
was one time T.J. came
of a double screen. He
had a look but he had a
guy coming at him and he
dumped it of to a team-
mate for a 12-footer.”
By halfime, Metzger
already had 26 points in
a run that took the Tigers
out of the game almost
before they had a chance
to get into it.
“We knew he was capa-
ble of going of on you, but
that was something you
don’t see too ofen. Credit
to him,” Versailles coach
Scot McEldowney said.
“Tat hot litle stretch
there made it tough for us.
Te game played out pret-
ty evenly afer that. Tat’s
“You hope to stay even
most of the game and
then get that litle spurt,”
he said. “Tey hit it and
they were always able to
maintain it.”
A big part of that was
the Titan defense. Ver-
sailles came in averaging
62 points per game but
Otawa-Glandorf ’s mix
of man-to-man and a 3-2
zone limited the Tigers
to 17-of-47 shooting. Te
Titans also owned a 34-24
rebounding edge.
Tiger leaders Ahrens
and Winner managed 12
and 10 points, respective-
ly, well below their com-
bined 35-point average.
“We fnished 26-3 and
we outrebounded our
opponent in 25 of those
29 games,” McGlaugh-
lin said. “Tree of those
(four) games, we lost. Re-
bounding and preventing
easy transition baskets,
those were key.”
Michael Rosebrock
had eight points and
eight rebounds and Mat
Kaufman added seven
points, six boards, fve as-
sists and two steals for the
Te numbers aren’t
huge, but like Metzger,
they’re living the dream.
to an 87-63 win for the
Division IV state boys
basketball championship
at Value City Arena here
“For them, that was
huge,” Leipsic coach Scot
Maag said afer his team
fnished 25-5 when its
frst state tournament ap-
pearance in 88 years fell
just short of a title. “We
knew about him. He was
3-for-5 on 3-pointers and
they only made four. We
knew he was that guy.
“Tey were killing us
inside and we had to deal
with that,” Maag said. “I
thought we did a good job
of walling up in there, but
then he hit those shots
and we had to get out
on him and that opened
it back up inside. When
they get to the rim, they
really atack it.”
Brown scored on a post
move inside to cut the
lead to 47-41, but VASJ
went on a 17-6 run to
close the quarter, mostly
on putbacks, transition
and fast break layups.
Leipsic could draw no
closer than 15 points the
rest of the way.
With the likes of 6-foot-
9 sophomore Carlton
Bragg, along with a pair
of 6-7 guys in Demonte
Flannigan and Dererk
Pardon, that might have
happened regardless. But
it wasn’t until Texidor
nailed the 3-pointers that
the Leipsic defense caved
“Tose shots were
enormous,” said VASJ
coach Babe Kwasniak,
who played on the 1994
and 1995 championship
teams that were coached
by his father, Tedd Kwas-
niak. Te elder Kwasniak
now serves as an assistant
“Dad calls him Tom-
my Gun. He really has
a shooter’s mentality,”
Kwasniak said. “Tose
were huge shots.”
Leipsic gave up an av-
erage of fve inches per
man in the starting lineup.
What made it tougher
on the Vikings is that
Villa Angela-St. Joseph
was more than willing to
play the up-tempo style
Leipsic favors.
“Tey’re prety good,
but I guess you all knew
that,” Maag said. “Tey
pressed us early and we
were able to get some bas-
kets and easy shots and
they took the press of.
I think the speed of our
game afected them a litle
bit, but their athleticism
and their height afected
Duane Gibson Jr., the
Vikes’ 6-3 point guard,
displayed the best of both.
Gibson was the game’s
top scorer with 22 points
on 10-of-12 shooting. He
also had eight rebounds,
eight assists and three
“Tat point guard was
phenomenal. He went
anywhere he wanted to
get shots,” Maag said. “I
was impressed with Bragg
and (Flannigan) and how
quick they got up of the
“Bragg stepped back
and hit a three and he’s
about 6-7 or 6-9,” he said.
“We don’t see 6-7, 6-9
guys in Putnam County
put up many 3s. Tey’re
usually inside geting re-
bounds and scoring in-
side. Teir big guys were
talented and their point
guard is the best player
we’ve seen all year.”
Flannigan (12 re-
bounds) and Brian Parker
each added 15 points,
Texidor had 11 and Bragg
Devin Mangas had 18
points to pace Leipsic.
Brown had 16 points and
nine rebounds and Caleb
Barrera contributed 10
Te championship was
Villa Angela-St. Joseph’s
ffh in 12 trips to the state
tournament beginning in
1979. Te Vikings have
now won titles in every di-
vision except Division III.
a timeout and went over
the options.
“I told ‘em, ‘Hey, let’s
get the last shot; let’s play
for the win here,’” Mata
When the Cyclones
switched coverages to
take away leading scorer
Deshaun Tomas and
put their tall freshman on
Craf, the point guard de-
cided to take it himself.
Not a bad outcome,
Iowa State thought.
“He had a tough shot,”
said Korie Lucious, who
led Iowa State with 19
points. “He hadn’t hit a 3
all game.”
Te of cials reviewed
the play to confrm that
Craf’s foot was behind
the arc when he shot. Lu-
cious didn’t come close
on a long heave as the fnal
half-second ran of.
Lucious stood on the
court afer the buzzer
sounded, stung by the f-
nal half-second. Coach
Fred Hoiberg was unable
to make an opening com-
ment during the postgame
news conference, the pain
etched all over his face.
Tomas led Ohio State
with 22 points, and Craf
had 18. LaQuinton Ross
scored 10 straight for
theBuckeyes as they built
that second-half lead.
Te Buckeyes escaped
Dayton — the scene of a
couple of recent NCAA
tournament disappoint-
ments — as the lone high
seed lef in the West.
No. 3 New Mexico, No.
4 Kansas State and No. 5
Wisconsin were knocked
out right away, losing their
openers. No. 1 Gonzaga
joined them Saturday
night, shocked by ninth-
seeded Wichita State 76-
Te Buckeyes had
opened the tournament
in Dayton twice previous-
ly under Mata and lost
despite thousands of fans
providing a home-court
Perhaps it was fting
that this one was decided
by a 3.
Te Cyclones lead the
nation in 3-pointers, with
nearly 44 percent of their
atempts coming from
behind the arc. Defense
has been Ohio State’s
foundation during its late
winning streak, which in-
cluded the Big Ten tour-
nament title.
With Craf anchoring
Ohio State’s perimeter
defense, the Cyclones had
trouble geting open shots
and missed eight of their
frst 12 from behind the
arc. Tey fnished 12 of 25
on 3-pointers.
Te Cyclones also
lost one of their best pe-
rimeter defenders and
their second-best 3-point
shooter late in the frst
half. Guard Chris Babb
got treatment on his lef
leg in the fnal minute of
the half and went to the
locker room early. Babb
sat on the bench for the
rest of the game.
Te Buckeyes pushed
the lead to six points at the
start of the second half,
but Melvin Ejim’s putback
cut it to 52-51. He and
Craf bumped into each
other and traded words
heading into a timeout
with 11:43 lef.
Neither side was budg-
Coming out of the
timeout, the Buckeyes put
together their best run of
the game. Ross hit a pair
of 3s, a layup of a steal
and two free throws for
a 65-53 lead with 8:18 to
Te Cyclones turned
to the 3 — both versions
— to pull even. Lucious’
three-point play tied it
69-all with 3:53 lef, com-
pleting a 13-0 run. Craf
missed the front end of
a pair of one-and-one
chances during that spurt.
Craf tried not to think
about his previous misses
as he watched the white
numbers on the clock tick
down and squared up to
decide the game.
“If I miss, we still have
overtime,” he said. “So it’s
not as big of a pressure
FGCU From Page 1B
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OSU From Page 1B
Indiana survives Temple, advances to 16
Indiana’s season, the one
that’s supposed to fnish
with confeti falling and
nets coming down, was
minutes from ending in
shock and disappoint-
Te Hoosiers were on
the brink.
As the clock ticked
down, coach Tom Crean
wouldn’t allow himself
to thing about defeat, so
his mind wandered else-
“Tat’s when you just
pray,” he said.
Request answered.
Victor Oladipo hit a
3-pointer with 14 seconds
remaining and the top-
seeded Hoosiers, unable
to stop Temple star Kha-
lif Wyat for most of the
game, shut him down in
the fnal three minutes for
a 58-52 win on Sunday in
the East Regional.
Trailing by four with
2:56 lef, the Hoosiers
(29-6) closed with a 10-0
run and advanced to the
round of 16 for the sec-
ond straight year. Afer
stopping to tell Temple’s
players they’re as good as
any Big Ten team, Crean,
his red tie askew and his
hair messed, was over-
come by emotion.
“Tat,” he said, “was
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Wapakoneta Daily News
Monday, March 25, 2013
Wapakoneta Daily News
Monday, March 25, 2013
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baths, all major appli-
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Beautiful Community
Room and Computer
lab are available for
resident use. Contact
Sabrina Bailey at 419-
586-2850 for a tour.
Income restrictions
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This institution is an
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Spacious, total electric
1 & 2 bedroom apart-
ments in St. Marys.
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Deposit only $200.00
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St. Marys, Ohio 45885
Mon. & Wed. 8:00 am-
4:30 pm Tues. & Thurs.
3:00 pm-6:00 pm
2 bedroom apartments
with appliances fur-
nished. On site laundry
facility. Call for details
or pick up an applica-
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Possibility of rental
assistance. Equal
Housing Opportunity.
“This institution is an
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provider, and employ-
1 bedroom apartment
All electric, A/C, most
utilities included. No
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Dependable babysitter
needed in my home.
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GLM Transport hiring
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on weekends. Mileage
paid via PC Miler prac-
tical miles. Call (419)
238-2155 for details.
Quality Engineer
Thieman Stamping &
Metal Fabrication is
seeking a qualified
associate to fill the role
of Quality Engineer in
our New Bremen facili-
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responsible for creat-
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Control Plan and flow
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stand GD&T toleranc-
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edge of CMM equip-
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Applicants must
* Associates Degree
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Full-time Financial
Professional position
with benefit package.
Contact: James Valent,
or (740)280-0280.
Must be eligible for
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Wapakoneta, OH
Production Team
Seeking team mem-
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ing company. The ideal
candidate should be
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and, have 3-5 years of
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ates on a 12-hour shift
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openings on the 7pm to
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319 S. Vine St.
Fostoria, OH 44830
Experienced short
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ing with trusts.
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Executive Director of
We have an outstand-
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someone to live and
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recreational region of
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successful Foundation.
This person reports
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responsible for our
hospital’s fund raising
programs and activi-
ties. Requirements
include a Bachelor’s
degree (with Masters
preferred) in an appro-
priate field with three or
more years of fund
raising experience
preferably in the
healthcare industry.
Must have strong
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Direct Support
Do you have the desire
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time 3rd shift employ-
ees including some
weekends, but may
also have some 2nd
shift positions. $200.00
sign on bonus offered.
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Requirements include
a high school diploma
or GED, acceptable
criminal background
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license, proof of auto
insurance and a caring
personality. MRSI is a
private, non-profit
agency that has over
30 years of experience
supporting people with
disabilities in
Northwest Ohio.
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at 419-586-1432 to see
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