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the lymphatic system. Tumors develop from lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that targets lymph nodes, organs and the blood stream. Lymphoma occurs when the body produces too many abnormal lymphocytes, but doctors are not sure what causes this. While fighting lymphoma, Carpenter has utilized chemotherapy — though she’s never lost her hair — and a few blood transfusions, among other tools. Her last blood transfusion was in 2006; while in the hospital, she had pneumonia and “had nothing to fight it until the transfusion.” “Whomever donated blood, saved my life during that time period,” said Carpenter. Physicians recently told Carpenter that the chemotherapy won’t hold the disease at bay anymore. She now needs a stem cell transplant. “I’ve had four rounds of chemo over the course of five years, which only controls the disease and rarely cures it,” said Carpenter. “The hope for a cure is a stem cell transplant.” The Ohio State University has contacted a possible donor, but “we don’t know 100 percent that this fellow is going to follow through,” said Carpenter. With this turn of events, American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative Teresa Shoffner is organizing a local blood drive in honor of Carpenter and to raise awareness of the need for people to be tested for stem cell donation. Please see DEFINE, page A3 Patti Carpenter

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By ROCHELLE HAWK Logan Daily News Editor rhawk@logandaily.com LOGAN — Customers talking to Patti Carpenter at Tansky Motors in Logan see only her cheerful disposition; they have no inkling of the health battle she has waged for more than five years. In 2005, Carpenter was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer that originates in

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Weiner says online contact with teen not indecent
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who has been under fire after admitting to sending graphic photos to women online, acknowledged Friday that he had online contact with a 17-year-old girl in Delaware but said the communications were "neither explicit nor indecent." New Castle County police officers went to a high school junior's home north of Wilmington Friday afternoon to speak with the girl about her contact with the New York Democrat, police have confirmed. The interview was first reported by FoxNews.com, which had a reporter at the home when police arrived. Weiner spokeswoman Risa Heller said in a one-sentence statement Friday night, "According to Congressman Weiner, his communications with this person were neither explicit nor indecent." A police spokeswoman confirmed that officers had interviewed an area teenager about online contacts with the congressman. They were made aware of an alleged contact between Congressman Anthony Weiner and an area teen," said Officer Tracey Duffy, a New Castle County police spokeswoman. "The teen has been interviewed and disclosed no information regarding any criminal activity." Weiner, a seven-term Democrat, has acknowledged sending sexually explicit messages over the Internet to a half-dozen women over the past three years. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate whether Weiner inappropriately used any government resources.

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Jim Myers 3-on-3 tournament winners announced • • • Information on Logan sports camps • • • Yankees pound Indians • • • A preview of today’s third leg of horse racing’s triple crown
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Norma Adams, 82 Laurelville James Cross, 74 Lancaster Robert Hartwick, 20 Rockbridge Willard Malone, 81 Lancaster

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Hocking Chiefs honored as champs
State Rep. Bill Hayes (far left), whose district includes Hocking County, and Speaker of the Ohio House Bill Batchelder (far right), greet and honor members of the Hocking Chiefs, who recently won the Division 4 Special Olympics State Basketball Tournament. The Chiefs are coached by Sandy Conner, who accepted a House Proclamation on behalf of the team at a session of the Ohio House of Representatives.

County offering financial assistance for septic systems
HOCKING COUNTY — If you are having problems with your septic system, there is now funding available to repair or replace it. The Hocking County commissioners have been awarded $160,000 to repair or replace failed sewage treatment systems in Hocking County. This money was made available through the Ohio EPA Water Pollution Control Loan Fund. Eligibility is based on income. If the household income for the previous twelve months is at or below 200 percent of the poverty level, then 85 percent of the cost of the project, including permit fees, is paid for. If the household income for the previous twelve months is at or below 100 percent of the poverty level, then all of the project costs is paid for. For example, for a family of three, if their income is less than $44,100, then they will only have to pay 15 percent of the project costs. If their income is at or below $22,050, then all of the repairs are covered and they do not have to pay anything. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the county” said County Commissioner President Sandra Ogle. “It doesn’t matter how old your system is, if it is backing up, or the motor isn’t working or you have sewage surfacing on top of the ground, this program will help you fix the problem.” The Hocking County Health Department is helping to administer the program. If a homeowner would like to sign up, they simply need to call the health department at 740-385-3030 ext. 2 and leave their name and phone number. “We don’t want people to think they may be in trouble if they call us so we are just asking for a first name and phone number so we can call them back” said Environmental Health Director Wendy Hanna. “We will be asking a series of questions to determine if they meet all the requirements of the program. We will not ask for the address until we are completely sure they can take advantage of this free funding. “ To be considered for the program, there are four guidelines applicants must meet; the property must be in Hocking County, they must own the property, they must be income eligible and they must have a failed system. Those who meet these guidelines will be mailed an application. The application must be completed, signed and returned with income statements for the previous 12 months to the health department. A sanitarian will visit the site and document the failure and write up the permit to repair or replace the system. Sometimes a site/soil evaluation is required before the permit can be issued. All the costs for the site/soil evaluation are also included in the project costs. Once the work is finished, a sanitarian will inspect and approve the work and the contractor will be paid. This program is very similar to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 in which 11 sewage treatment systems were repaired or replaced in Hocking County. ARRA required homeowners to pay 25 percent of the project costs. This time, some owners will only pay 15 percent and others will not have to pay anything. For more information on the WPCLF loan to repair or replace failed septic systems, contact the Hocking County Health Department at 740-385-3030 ext. 2.

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Man again asks for new trial in 9 Ohio fire deaths
CLEVELAND (AP) — The defense for a man convicted in the arson deaths of eight children and a woman at a birthday sleepover said Friday that a new witness has come forward and can prove the defendant was framed. The defense for Antun Lewis, 27, outlined the claim in a request to a federal judge for a new trial. The defense is still awaiting a response from U.S. District Court Judge Solomon Oliver to an unrelated earlier new-trial request based on the claim that testimony didn't support a conviction. Federal prosecutors had no comment on the latest request, said Please see TRIAL, page A3

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