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Identity of library flasher exposed BY WILL E SANDERS

Ordinance levies top agenda Proclamation, presentations round out August meeting

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PIQUA — Authorities have released the identity of the man who allegedly exposed himself at the Piqua Public Library in June. Larry Terry, 46, at large but from Chicho, Ill., is now wanted for the criminal charges of public indecency and possession of drugs in connection to the June 27 incident at the library where Terry allegedly exposed himself to a female. Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison said it is “unlikely he is going to be back in Piqua” and noted that the suspect “has a history of this in many different places.” “We should all be diligent about watching for him,” Jamison said. Jamison said last month the library staff has been “very diligent” in watching for the man to return. The chief also said this is a good time for parents to think about ways their kids can be supervised at all times “so people like this man can’t access them.” If anyone has information concerning the suspect contact police Lt. Rick Byron at the police station, 778-2027 or anonymously through the police department’s tips line at 615-TIPS. Tips can also be sent via text to “PiquaPD.” Alternatively, citizens can submit information online via the police department’s Facebook page or through the police department’s website. Or if anyone in the public has information concerning Terry, they can also contact their local law enforcement agency or by calling 9-1-1.

PIQUA — A robust number of attendees — if a bit of an entourage — at Tuesday’s com-

mission meeting were greeted by two presentations and a proclamation, the latter accepted by Protecting Our Water Ways or POWW founder Jeff Lange. Lange in a bright yellow POWW T-shirt accepted the proclamation from Lucy Fess, city mayor, and a special plaque from Don Freisthler, water system superintendent, and Dave Burtner, director of utilities. However, Lange was quick to

share the seemingly tireless efforts of water conservation in the community with others. “I can’t do this without a lot of help,” said Lange, thanking city leaders for the accolades on behalf of the many volunteers at last month’s 10th annual Clean Sweep of the Great Miami River. The event began at the southern tip of Sidney and into the city of Piqua resulting in (accumlated totals over the past decade)

Princess for a day

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TROY — A Troy woman who worked for the now-defunct KuZZinZ Bar and Grill in Troy who illegally took approximately $10,000 from the business before it was closed faced a judge in common pleas court Monday. At her sentencing hearing Suzanne M. Keith, 44, avoided a prison sentence and will instead spend the next three years See KEITH | 2

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Caylyn Bertke, 7, a child with hereditary spastic paraplegia, gets her nails done by Amy Frasure while relaxing in her Disney princess dress at Arabella Salon and Spa in Piqua on Tuesday afternoon. Stylists at Arabella met Caylyn when her grandmother Linda Elliott came in for a hair appointment about a month ago and fell instantly in love with the little girl. Staff members at Arabella decided to chip in to treat the girl to a day of relaxation, complete with nail painting, massage, hair styling, and princess accessories.

Officials hope to secure funding for improvements to the airport Staff Writer broyer@civitasmedia.com

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6,500 man-hours and 135,000 pounds of trash. As Lange stressed, “It’s truly a monumental effort.” The POWW director also expressed pride in the river and efforts will continue, while Freisthler commented on the obvious dedication of the group. “Jeff and his group from POWW was right there,” said

PIQUA — Oft-times forgotten, but more than readily used, the city’s municipal airport at Hartzell Field on West State Route 185 is a key economic driver, according to Gary Huff, city manager. One the city hopes to improve upon for both current and future business needs but lacks the resources. A problem that could be rectified with a change in the airport’s designation with the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems or NPIAS. It was upon his arrival to the city nearly two years ago, that Huff expressed surprise the municipal airport with its 3,997 feet runway was not part of NPIAS. Benefits of being an NPIAS airport is See AIRPORT | 2

Man enters no contest plea to sex charges BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer wsanders@civitasmedia.com

TROY — A Troy man who sent pictures of a pornographic nature to his under-aged girlfriend entered a plea of no contest in common pleas court Monday to a felony sex charge and will be sentenced on his conviction in October. Michael E. Epley, 27, was found guilty of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and his sentencing hearing was scheduled for Oct. 15 at 1:45 p.m. See EPLEY | 2

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Piqua city officials hope a waiver with the Federal Aviation Administration will help aid in improvements to the Piqua municipal airport via state and federal funding.

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Obituaries

CLARA EDMINSON TROY — Clara Edminson, 87, a lifelong resident of Troy, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at the Caldwell House. Clara was born on July 29, 1926, in Troy, to the late Dyer C. Edminson and Dorothy (Jacobs) Edminson. In addition to her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth. Clara was a graduate of Troy High School and retired as an executive assistant with Sunoco – Sun Oil Company Corporate office after 29 years of service. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Troy. She enjoyed traveling

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around the country and abroad. Services will be held at 11 a.m.Thursday at First Baptist Church, Troy, with Pastor Dale Christian officiating. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service Thursday at the church. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio. Baird Funeral Home, Troy, is handling arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 53 S. Norwich Road, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may also express condolences to the family through www. bairdfuneralhome.com.

LYNNETTE ANN MCGAFFIC WEST MILTON — Lynnette Ann McGaffic, 56, of West Milton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton. She was born Jan. 3, 1957, in Dayton, to her parents Otto J. and Helen Macek. Lynn graduat e d f ro m Vandalia-Butler High School McGaffic and worked as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years. She will be missed and remembered by her loving sons, Jason and Jarrod McGaffic of West Milton; brothers and daughter-in-law, Bob and Laura Macek of Charlotte, N.C., Don Macek of San Francisco,

Calif.; sister and brotherin-law, Kathy and Terry Rowland of Bismarck, N.D.; former motherin-law, Helen McGaffic of West Milton; special friend, Donna Ording. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton. The family will receive friends from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County. Online memories may be left for the family at www.hale-sarver.com

SANDRA L. SMITH MINNICH TROY — Sandra L. Smith Minnich, 70, of Troy, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at her residence. She was born May 6, 1943, in Greenfield to the late Charles and Blanche (Eggers) Smith. She was married to Ronald Durnell Minnich, and he survives. Sandra also Smith is survived by four sons, Mark McConnaughey, Gary McConnaughey and Timothy McConnaughey, all of Greenfield, and Troy and Deanne Minnich of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; five step-children, Ronnie Minnich of Columbus, Rick and Leslie Minnich of Nashville, Tenn., Mike Minnich of Troy, Candie

BRADFORD — Sarah Elaine Hackett, 51, of Bradford, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at her home. Sarah was born in Piqua on June 11, 1962, to the (late) Matthew “Mac” and Roberta “Birdie” (Cox) Shelton. She had worked for Remedi Care; and was a member of the Bradford Church of the Brethren. She was a Bradford High School graduate, class of 1980. Sarah is survived by her husband of 31 years, Douglas Richard Hackett; son and daughter-inlaw, Jordan Douglas and Nicole Hackett of Bradford; two daughters, Natasha L. Hackett and Derek D. Heisey of Troy, Jennifer Renea and husband, Matthew T. Evans of Bradford; three grandchildren, Kaden Hackett, Hayven Evans and Baylen Heisey; brother, John Shelton and Susan

Beckstedt of Bradford; three sisters and brothersin-law, Becky and Santiago Murillo of Perrysburg, OH, Norma and Steve Kenworthy of Bradford, Jessie and Todd Frantz of Bradford; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Galen and Connie Hackett of Bradford; and other relatives and friends. Funeral service 11 a.m. Friday at the StockerFraley Funeral Home, Bradford, with Pastors Dan Scalf and John Shelton officiating. Interment Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. If desired, contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the Sarah Hackett Benefit Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockerfraley.com. A special thank you to Sarah’s caregivers Debbie Abernathy and Megan.

VIRGINIA GRACE MCKEEVER URBANA — Virginia Andy of Piqua; grandGrace McKeever, 86, of children, Brett McKeever Urbana, died Sunday, of Urbana and Stephen Aug. 4, 2013, in Mercy Monnin and Grace Memorial Hospital. Monnin, both of Piqua; She was born on May 25, special friends, Mary 1927, in Lockport, N.Y., Sweeney and Rosemary the daughter of William Pratt, as well as several and Agnes (Cramer) cousins from Buffalo, N.Y. Grace. Virginia’s and Baltimore, family moved to Md. and numerUrbana in 1939, ous friends. and she graduated She was prefrom Urbana High ceded in death by School in 1945. her parents, her She married husband, brother Jack McKeever Richard Grace, in 1951, and he and two infant preceded her in brothers. McKeever death in 2008. The famVirginia had ily will receive previously worked friends from 5-8 at the Women’s Thrift p.m. Wednesday, in the Shop. She took pride in Walter & Smith Funeral decorating the inside of Home, 642 S. Main her home in beautiful St., Urbana. A Mass of antiques and the outside Christian Burial will be of her home with elabo- held at 10 a.m. Thursday, rate flowers. She was pre- at St. Mary Catholic sented with the Master Church, 231 Washington Gardener Award in 2007. Ave., Urbana, with Father Virginia loved spending Larry Gearhart celebrant. time with her friends and Burial will follow in Oak family and visiting Indian Dale Cemetery, Urbana. Lake. She was a memMemorial contribuber of St. Mary Catholic tions may be made to St. Church. Mary Catholic Church in Survivors include her Virginia’s honor. children, Karen McKeever Condolences may be of Urbana, Bill McKeever expressed to Virginia’s of Urbana and Julie family at www.walterfuMonnin and her husband nerals.com.

Lewis of Mansfield, and Mark Minnich of Mansfield; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Diettra Jo Dreher and Charlene Pearce, both of Greenfield. A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy with Pastor John Shelton officiating. Visitation will be Saturday at the funeral home from 2-3 p.m. one hour prior to the service. Contributions may be given in her memDONALD F. ory to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, TROY — Donald F. Troy, OH. Condolences may be left for the family Johnson, 94, of Troy, at www.fisher-cheneyfu- passed away on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at the neralhome.com.

PAULINE ‘GRANNY’ NICHOLAS SIDNEY — Pauline “Granny” (Harover) Nicholas, 94, of 768 Marilyn Drive, Sidney, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home. She was born on March 15, 1919, in Brown County, the daughter of the late William Henry and Jessie Marie (Wilson) Harover, and twin sister to the late Paul Harover. On Nicholas Nov. 8, 1958, she was married to Joe Nicholas who preceded her in death Aug. 7, 1971. Pauline is survived by her daughter, Paula K. Coleman of Sidney; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren. Mrs. Nicholas was employed for many years at Medalist-Allen A, a former clothing company in Piqua. Following her retirement in 1984, she spent her time carrying out demonstrations for food and various products at the local WalMart

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tence. Keith stole approximately $10,000 from the business from April 24, 2012, through Sept. 27, 2012, while she was employed at the restaurant. She entered a plea of no contest and was found guilty of attempted theft, a felony of the fifth degree, at a court hearing May 21. Originally, she was charged with theft, a fourth-degree felony, but pleaded to the amended charge following a plea agreement with prosecutors where they also agreed to stand silent at the sentencing hearing, according to court documents. In addition to her probation sentence, Keith must pay $1,000 fine. She faced between six months to one year in prison, along with a $2,500 fine. Court documents state Keith will need to make full restitution. The restaurant, once located at 3006 N. County Road 25-A, closed earlier this year.

At that hearing, he faces a maximum sentence of up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine. However, he could also be sentenced to serve community control sanctions for a period between one to five years. Originally, Epley was charged with illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, which is a felony of the second-degree. While his charge is sexual in nature, it is not believed to be subject to sex offender labeling, according to the judge. Prosecutors said Epley sent inappropriate photographs to his juvenile girlfriend March 3, which is how authorities first began investigating the case. Between now and his sentencing hearing Epley will undergo a presentence investigation. His recognizance bond was continued at the hearing.

receipt of federal and state funding for improvements and annual maintenance. Such funding would assist the Piqua airport’s need for expansion of the runway for fast, convenient business air travel that is close to home for certain turbo and corporate jets. “We’re getting nothing,” said Huff on the lack of state aid due to the airport’s non-NPIAS designation and that attempts to apply in the past — for reasons unknown — came too late due to implementation of a proximity ruling from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The ruling prohibits additional airports being brought into the system that are located within 30 minutes of another NPIAS airport. Given the Piqua airport is within 25 minutes driving time from the Sidney airport makes it ineligible for NPIAS, along with the associated state and federal funding. Huff is looking to change that, however, by requesting a waiver. “We’re trying to secure the state to support us,” continued Huff on what will essentially be requesting the FAA to waive

the proximity rule and believes they’ve justification for it. “We have the world leader in propeller manufacturing and design here in Piqua.” That world leader being Hartzell Propeller, the fixed base operator at the municipal airport, and partner in the city’s pursuit for NPIAS. “It doesn’t make sense to hinder their (Hartzell) potential for additional development at the airport or in their business,” says Huff, the company having expanded into Texas, California, and Alabama, with Piqua their headquarters. “The airport is not big enough to handle the aircraft that they need to bring in to do more business and for home travel.” Expansion of the runway to 4,500 and 5,000 linear feet would aid not only Hartzell but other businesses wanting to come into the area and boosting the local economy. Looking ahead, after acquiring a waiver, the next step will be coordinating a master plan, a pricey task that federal and state funding through the NPIAS designation would help alleviate, too. “We would have a small match

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in Sidney. Pauline was a life-long Methodist. She was a people person and enjoyed doing her demos, which she did for 25 years. She also enjoyed gardening and going to the coffee shop with her friends and family for coffee, donuts and cookies. Most of all Pauline cherished the time that she had to spend with her daughter, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with Pastor Brent Driver officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco. The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 11 a.m. until the hour of service. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice in memory of Pauline (Harover) Nicholas. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Nicholas family at www.cromesfh.com.

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TROY — Virginia M. Hale, 97, of the Springfield Masonic Home, formerly of Troy, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at her residence. She was born on July 21, 1916, in Chicago, Ill. to the late Russell and Katherine (Ornellas) Garner. Virginia was married to William M. Hale, who preceded her in death on May 31, 1991. Virginia is survived by her son, Hale Robert Michael Hale of Philo, Ill.; daughters and son-inlaw, Shirley A. and John Wisher of Cincinnati and Kathryn L. Hale of Troy; granddaughter,, Jennifer L. (Raymond) Odle of Chebanse, Ill. and Gwendolyn (Nick) Kuhns of Irving, Ill.; and great-grandchildren, Raymond and Madelynn Odle, and Alexandra and Natalee Kuhns. JOHNSON In addition to her parents and husband, she Koester Pavilion, Troy. was preceded in death Services are pending by her son, Richard L. through Baird Funeral Hale; and two sisters, Home, Troy. Marguerite Musgrove

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and Evelyn Brenneman. Virginia was a graduate of East Fairmont High School in Fairmont, W.Va. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Troy and the Hope Faith Circle of the United Methodist Women. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Pastor Brian Farr officiating. Interment will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday in Sunset Cemetery, Galloway. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Ohio Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or the First United Methodist Church, 110 West Franklin Street, Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome. com.

on that percentage, that’s the important thing about getting with NPIAS, the funding,” said Huff. For now, it is all about the waiver, but the city will have to wait for completion of the Ohio Airports Focus Study as the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Office of Aviation is conducting an arduous study of 97 publicly owned airports with three goals in mind: Optimizing investment in Ohio’s airport system, identifying system improvements, and assisting ODOT and the FAA in making decision on proposed airport development. More information on the study can be obtained online at www.airportsfocusstudy.ohio. gov. While biding their time, the need according to Huff is apparent. “If we can’t accommodate them here, that means losing a lot of business,” says Huff with emphasis it isn’t a threat that any company is leaving so much as positioning the city in a manner to handle current and future corporate needs makes sense. “Rather than do nothing.”

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Collision near College Street Chance of rain, storms The best chance of rain will come today as a cold front approaches the area. The front will stall out and keep the chance of rain around through Friday. HIGH: 84 LOW: 68

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Piqua Fire Department medics tend to Stacy Snyder, 47, of Piqua, following a two-vehicle crash on Water Street near College Street on Tuesday afternoon. Snyder was transported to the Upper Valley Medical Center for back pain and was treated and released. Snyder was driving a gray Ford Tempo that was rear-ended by a yellow Ford Escape, driven by Ellis Gregg, 50 of Piqua. Gregg was cited for assured clear distance ahead. Ellis’ foot slipped off the brake and struck Snyder’s vehicle at approximately 2-5 mph, police officials at the scene stated.

Farm project moving forward PIQUA — As the Johnston Farm Friends Council continues the campaign to renovate the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency museum with the addition of the state-ofthe-art education Ccenter, Dan and Margaret French and family along with Craig and Nancy Mullenbrock and family have pledged to match any individual or family gift of $100 to $1,000 that is paid before Aug. 30, dollar for dollar up to a total of $20,000. For example, your gift of $100 will equal $200 in support of the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency. Both the Frenchs and Mullenbrocks have said, “We believe in, and support the work of the staff and volunteers of the

Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, and feel that the new Education Center will only make one of the most visited historic sites in Ohio better.” When completed, the Education Center, located on the patio that overlooks the Miami and Erie Canal, will enhance the interpretive mission of the Johnston Farm, as well as offering a unique program and meeting venue for many groups in west central Ohio. With the completion of the capital campaign, construction is slated to begin as close to Nov. 1, as possible with the opening of the Education Center in time for the first school visitors in April 2014. “Since we interact with nearly

5,000 students annually, this will allow us to better tell the story of Ohio’s canals as well as enhance how we share the Native American story of the area,” said site manager Andy Hite. To participate in the challenge, donations should be sent to: The Piqua Community Foundation, PO Box 226, Piqua, OH 45356 with “Johnston Farm Education Center” indicated on the memo line. Individuals who have already contributed and who would like to participate in the challenge are also eligible. Questions about the Education Center Project, or the Challenge Grant, can be directed to Hite at 773-2522 or ahite@ohiohistory.org.

POLICE REPORTS These are selected incidents provided by the Piqua Police Department:

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“wandering in the street.” Theft: Police responded to Walmart, 1300 E. Ash St., after a “large amount of meat” was stolen from a van.

Theft: Police responded to Walmart, 1300 E. Ash St., after two females were taken into custody for shoplifting, but the females were being uncooperative. Both were arrested. Child abuse: Police responded to the 200 block of South Wayne Street after a 3-year-old boy was

Animal complaint: Police responded to the 500 block of Vine Street after a dog jumped a fence and attacked another dog. The owner was cited. Theft: Police responded to the 600 block of Young Street after a

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vehicle was broken into over night and a CD player was stolen. Theft: Police responded to the 800 block of West High Street after a bike was stolen off of a porch. Theft: Police responded to the 300 block of Ellerman Street after a van was broken into overnight. A GPS unit and a purse were stolen from the vehicle. Theft: Police responded to the 400 block of Walnut Street after a Garmin system was stolen from a vehicle overnight.

Commission From page 1 Freisthler of July 20 that greeted river sweepers with a torrential downpour. “No way rain was going to stop this group.” Lange wasn’t the only one to receive thanks for his contributions at the August meeting as high school senior-tobe and city intern Ryan Burch was likewise in attendance, and with quite the following, as his parents and grandparents sat in the audience. Burch shared a brief presentation of his time in the city engineer’s office, his positive experience and contribution to the department shared via comments from Bob Graeser, project manager and city urban forester, along with Amy Havenar, city engineer. If it is any indication of time well spent, Burch emphasized with exuberant hope to return return next summer.

Proceeding with the evening ’s agenda, Health and Sanitation Director Amy Welker provided information on a first reading ordinance related to special assessments for nuisance abatements, typically an issue revolving around tall grass. According to Welker many of the properties in question are either abandoned or foreclosures, with unpaid costs to rectify such issues as tall grass, demolition of structures, trash, and other nuisance issues being placed on property taxes by the county auditor. “The owner is still reponsible,” s aid Welker upon question as to whom is responsibile for upkeep on said properties with banks also failing to continue maintanence after what is often-times a lengthy process such as foreclosure. “We just hope they eventually change hands.”

Coupled with an qually high tax bills, new property owners may be faced with a host of fees. An issue Welker says the city attempts to work with so as to elliviate continued nusiance or problem properties. As a side note, Welker states the minimum height for grass is 8 inches before it is considered out of compliance. Those who wish to report an issue may due so by contacting the city health department or via an online form. Responses generally take 5 to 7 business days depending on receipt of the complaint and assessment of the property with notices of visit and a letter to the owner to make them aware of the complaint. Bill Lutz, development program manager, followed Welker on a similarly related first-reading ordinance in regards to special

assessments to pay for the cost of demolition. Again, after a lengthy notice process on properties generally abandoned, demolition is proceeded with half of the assessment costs going back to the owners. Those that fail to pay have the amount placed on their property taxes. Closing out the evening was adoption of a resolution setting Trick or Treat/Beggar’s Night for Miami County from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31 Commission meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the commission chamber on the second floor of the Government Municipal Complex. The public is invited and encouraged to attend with a copy of the meeting agenda available at the city’s website: www.piquaoh. org.

PIQUA - Piqua City Commission will conduct a work session at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in commission chambers, 2nd floor, 201

W. Water St. On the agenda is a discussion of the Pitsenbarger Park Splash Pad. The pubic is welcome to attend.

WESTFALL TO APPEAR ON LIVING DAYTON PIQUA — Music Warehouse will perform Seussical at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Hance Pavilion. Admission is free and seating will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the hanicap entrance opening at 6:15 p.m.

Also,Tom Westfall, director of Music Warehouse, and two performers will be appearing live on WDTN Channel 2’s news show, “Living Dayton” at noon Thursday to promote this year’s show.

Key Club car wash set PIQUA — On Saturday, Aug. 10, Piqua High School’s very own Key Club will be giving car washes and selling lemonade at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 631 W. Water St., from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. Key Club members will be washing cars to raise money for club activities throughout the year. Key Club is a volunteer group who raises money for many different charities and causes and also is involved with service projects with their parent group — Kiwanis

Club of Piqua. Key Club is a national organization of kids who want to make a difference in their schools, community, state and nation. “Key Club will help in any way to make the world a better place,” said Frankie Munoz, publicity chair “Service is important to our club and we appreciate the support the community gives us throughout the year.” Car washes are for donations only. Car wash money will be used to send members to conferences and conventions.

Car show to benefit Alzheimer’s Association By Alyssa Reck

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COVINGTON — Covington Care Center will host its 4th annual Alzheimer’s Association Car Show on Sept. 14. The event, featuring more than 40 vehicles from the Miami Valley area, will take place between 2-5 p.m. “Some of our residents give out awards to their favorite vehicle,” said Melissa Mills, RN and MDS Coordinator, said. There will be concessions, door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, face painting and a DJ. The event is free to the public, but donations can be at any time. All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer Association

for research. “Over half of our residents have some branch of dementia,” Mills said. “I’ve been in long term care for years and have seen what it does to people over time.” The care center has 76 residents, some of which will use their own set of wheels to view the event in the care center parking lot. Cars can be pre-registered or can register the day of the event. Registration is $10 per vehicle. Those who wish to register their vehicle or would like more information regarding the event, can contact the Covington Care Center at 473-2075 or email Melissa.Mills@covingtoncarecenter.com.

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funding for at-risk and low-income students, Piqua City Schools and money for students with disabilities. This summer, the These federal funds Ohio General Assembly are critical because finalized the 2014- they represent resourc2015 budget and Piqua es that go directly to Schools will receive students to help them a modest increase in meet chalstate funding. lenging state T h e s e a c a d e m ic funds also s t a n d a r d s. come at an The federal important budget staletime with mate is even the new impacting increased some of our state requireenergy effiments for learning, ciency projRICK HANES testing and ects that have staff evaluaresulted in Guest Columnist tions and the unexpected expansion of costs to our the state voucher pro- district. grams. We are hopeful Despite these chalan increase in state lenges, we continue funding will balance to make adjustments against additional costs to our overall budget due to these upcoming to focus spending on mandates and chalclassroom instruction. lenges. However, many resi- Through conservative dents may not realize management practices the federal sequester our district has just —the automatic across- completed our sixth fisthe-board budget cuts cal year in the black. due to a lack of a fed- We are committed to eral budget— will hit the Piqua Taxpayer Bill local education budgets of Rights. hard, including Piqua. Our staff has done an Sequester cuts will excellent job of streamerase almost $66 mil- lining operations, howlion in federal aid to ever, there’s no doubt Ohio schools that was these additional dollars directed toward Ohio’s are needed at a time neediest students. The when our schools and state will also lose fed- students are adjusteral grant money for ing to new and more 14 education programs rigorous standards. In which include funding the meantime, we will preschool education, special education, and continue to weather improving teacher qual- the financial challenges ahead, directing our ity. Less money going resources efficiently, to our state means and delivering on our less money going to commitment to excelPiqua. Based upon cur- lence and our goal of rent budget allocations providing good schools our district will lose at a good value to com$71,965 annually in munity.

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It’s cryogenics time again I recently saw a show on TV about think I have a brain, but other times cryogenics — the science of freez- she wonders if I only have half a ing your brain after you die so that brain. Either way, I’m pretty sure she someday, when they find the cure for wouldn’t pay to have it frozen. She’d whatever killed you, they can insert rather spend the money on HBO or your brain into a new body and you Starz or Netflix. It would be cheaper can pick up where you and certainly more enterleft off. Riding that motortaining. cycle. And what would I do I’m not a doctor or a while my brain’s froscientist, but it seems to zen? What if it takes 50 me that there are two big years, or 100, to cure me? problems with this idea, Would I have to answer even if they ever figure 50 years’ worth of email out how to do it. One: when I woke up? What What body are they going if they put me in a body to put your frozen brain that’s worse than the one into? Maybe I’ve missed I had when I died? Will I JIM MULLEN something, but don’t most have to learn how to use bodies already have a brain an even smarter phone Columnist in them? Are they going to than I have now? What take out my brain so they will a house cost 50 years can put in yours? That doesn’t sound from now — a hundred million dolfair, even if they freeze my brain to lars? Where will I make that kind of reinstall later. Excuse me, new brain, money? As a greeter at Space Mart? but I was here first. The second thing that bothers me And if they use clones, well, it is the freezing part. I drank a milkseems to me the clone might have a shake a little too fast a few years ago few things to say about it, like “You’re and it hurt like crazy. A brain freeze. not taking my brain!” It seems we’d So what if having your brain really be back to square one — they’d frozen, really hurts? How are you have to take out one brain to put in going to tell anyone? Your mouth, another. And, really, is your brain along with the rest of your body, was that much more wonderful than any- burned to ashes and thrown into the one else’s? Now, there is some debate ocean off of Maui or someplace. about this. Half the time Sue doesn’t So they wake you up 50 years later

and you’re out of work, your wife is now married to Walt Disney and your head hurts like someone has worked you over with a nail gun. People will be telling jokes that you won’t get because you haven’t seen the holograms they’ve been watching, and you wonder who to vote for in our new 57-party political system. You’ll have to learn how to text (or whatever replaces it), something you haven’t even done in this life. Then there’s the health issue. Have you ever taken a steak out of the freezer that’s been accidentally overlooked for, oh, six or seven years? Would you eat it? I would, but would a normal person like you eat it? Most likely you’re thinking, why take a chance? Well, what do you think your brain will look like after it’s been on ice for 50 or 100 years? Maybe the cryogenic freezer lost power once every 15 years for a couple of hours. Maybe a little bit longer. You no longer qualify for a new body because you left a few IQ points on the freezer wrap. So they put what was left of your brain in some teenager’s cellphone, where you get to correct his spelling mistakes all day long because it’s the one job left where humans are better than machines. Contact Jim Mullen at JimMullenBooks.com.

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Liberals gear up for Obamacare fight While Republicans argue among themselves over what to do about Obamacare — Defund it? Delay it? Give up the fight to repeal it? — a coalition of wealthy and determined liberal groups is preparing to strike back at GOP efforts to stop the president’s health care scheme. “We will deploy every tool and tactic at our disposal,” said Brad Woodhouse, a former Democratic National Committee spokesman who now heads a group called Americans United for Change, during a recent conference call with reporters. “Events with supportive members (of Congress), administration officials, protests at Republican events, editorial board meetings, social media, press releases, op-eds, emails, videos, ads … to hold Republicans accountable and go on offense in explaining (Obamacare’s) benefits to people.” Woodhouse listed the groups, in addition to his own, that are part of the new effort: Health Care for America Now; the Center for American Progress; Protect Your Care; the Service Employees International Union; the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees; Planned Parenthood. They are just one segment, or “hub,” as Woodhouse described it, in the broader effort to sell Obamacare run largely by Organizing for Action, a carry-over group from the Obama 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Much of the attention paid so far to the pro-Obamacare campaign has focused on efforts to promote the plan’s features. What will distinguish the new group is a strategy to counter the

GOP’s continuing efforts of moderate and conservaagainst Obamacare. In tive Democrats supported assessing the defense effort, it. Now, that number is 46 Woodhouse, who percent. recently moved Faced with from the DNC those dauntto Americans ing numbers, United for the new war Change, felt room seeks to something was build support missing. by undermining “The first the critics, as place I noticed well as focusing some space that on the elements needed to be of Obamacare BYRON YORK filled was going that poll well, after the GOP on like the eliminaColumnist Obamacare, rathtion of pre-exister than us being ing conditions gone after all the time,” he restrictions. said in an email exchange “We are using those indiafter the conference call. vidual elements of the law to “That’s why we’re jumping our benefit, and as a hook,” into this.” Eddie Vale, of Protect Your Woodhouse wouldn’t say Care, said on the conference how much money his orga- call. As far as the mandates, nization has, other than it higher costs, and other will be “enough.” He’s also unhappy consequences of got some resources money Obamacare are concerned can’t buy. For example, — well, don’t look for them Stephanie Cutter, a former to stand out in the groups’ Obama campaign spokes- playbook. woman, will be advising the Highlighting those group on messaging — at will be the work of the the same time she is start- anti-Obamacare forces ing a new role as co-host of set to take the field this CNN’s revived “Crossfire.” August, when members Don’t look for her to stray of Congress are in their off-message. home districts for the sumThe problem for the group, mer recess. Shortly before of course, is that Americans Woodhouse announced don’t like Obamacare, and his group’s plans, Heritage haven’t ever since it first Action, the political arm of took shape in the summer of the conservative Heritage 2009. The most recent ABC Foundation, announced News/Washington Post poll, the “Defund Obamacare for example, showed people Town Hall Tour.” Starting oppose the law, 49 percent Aug. 19, the group will to 42 percent. And the oppo- hold nine events around sition is not just Republicans the country led by former and independents; the poll Sen. Jim DeMint, now also revealed that support head of Heritage and a among moderate and con- widely respected figure servative Democrats has in conservative circles. At dropped steadily. In 2010, least one event will also when Obamacare was feature Sen. Ted Cruz, a signed into law, 74 percent leader in the defunding

movement. Woodhouse would say only that “we are going to find a way to respond” to the Heritage events. But look for them to become circuses of anti- and pro-Obamacare forces, as both sides try to attract media attention in the August lull. And it all leads up to September, when the Republican effort to defund Obamacare will either happen, or it won’t. No matter how it goes, Democrats are operating from a position of strength. Republicans have passion and a good case. But Obamacare is already the law, having survived GOP efforts to kill it, a Supreme Court challenge, and mounting Democratic nervousness. If Woodhouse’s group, and the others like it, can fight to a draw in August, the Republican surge will fall short — again. Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.

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Harried phone Sharon Stone: Happily unrecognizable in new role survey taker pleads for a little respect

Jocelyn Noveck AP National Writer

DEAR ABBY: I’m hop- RETIRED IN BOSTON ing you will pass this on DEAR RETIRED: Tell to your readers. Many your relatives — nicely of us these days have to — that you have a defiwork two jobs to make nite routine and things ends meet. In addition scheduled that to a full-time job, you must attend I work a second to. If you feel they one in a call cenwould be recepter. Yes, I’m one tive, suggest that of those dreaded they drop by a people who call senior center and and ask you to do ask about what a phone survey. activities it offers What I would like to remind Dear Abby or look for voluneveryone is that Abigail Van teer opportunities in the community. we are just people Buren on the other end Then suggest that of the line. I have instead of dropping by, been cursed at and called they CALL FIRST to see names you can’t print in if you are available. your column. I have had DEAR ABBY: My the phone slammed in best friend’s mother has my ear. A little courtesy dementia. It is usually would go a long way. worse in the evenings, If you don’t want to but she can function durparticipate in the survey, that’s fine. We ing the day — someunderstand that. But what. My friend and have the guts to say, her husband both work, “Not interested” or “No, leaving the mother alone thank you,” and show a at home during the day little respect. We’re sim- with the door locked ply trying to do a job, from the outside so she earn a living and pay can’t wander off. our bills like everybody I have told my friend else. — HAPPY TO BE many times how danEMPLOYED gerous this is, but she DEAR HAPPY TO BE continues to do it. It EMPLOYED: I am not makes me sick worrying excusing poor manners, about her mother, but I and I do sympathize with don’t know what to do your position. But when about it. — FRIEND IN companies make these incessant calls, they are FLORIDA DEAR FRIEND: Your entering people’s homes friend and her husband without being invited, may have the best of and it can make some of them very angry, partic- intentions, but locking a ularly if they have been demented person inside interrupted while were the house is not the eating, working, napping answer to their problem. or caregiving. If a fire were to start, The people you call she might not be “with might be less hostile if it” enough to know how they hadn’t been called to put it out or summon repeatedly and asked help. She could also fall to participate in these and injure herself. surveys after they had A better solution refused four, five or six would be to find a daytimes and had asked not care program where to be called again. They might be more polite if the mother would have they hadn’t registered on company, be entertained a “Do Not Call” list that and safely looked after. Please suggest it to was ignored. DEAR ABBY: I am them. However, if they recently retired. I enjoy are not receptive, Adult Services it, and my daily routine Protective be notified is filled with activities should that keep me busy. because the woman’s life My problem is rela- could depend on it. tives who retired a few TO MY MUSLIM years ago who are bored READERS: It’s time out of their minds. They for the breaking of the show up at my home Ramadan fast. Happy unannounced at all Eid al-Fitr, everyone. hours of the day and disMay God make yours a rupt my routine. They assume I have nothing blessed feast.

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recent interview. “But in fact I totally transformed myself to play that character. I didn’t know how to go around looking like that.” Of course, Stone added, “It was more fun to continue to look glamorous and closer to that part — obviously I’m not going to go out and look more like this character, Dorothy Boreman, because I don’t want to! But I’m not anything at all like that (Basic Instinct) part, and I’m not like this part.” In any case, she’s enjoy-

ing the reaction. “I like it because I feel, like, I did it!” she said, her voice lowering to a conspiratorial whisper. “Oh, I really did it!” Stone has a history of surprising people, both off screen — with occasionally controversial red-carpet comments — and on. She may have been in legendary sexsymbol territory after “Basic Instinct,” but she surprised even herself by earning the 1996 Golden Globe for Martin Scorsese’s “Casino,” beat-

ing out heavyweights like Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon and Emma Thompson. (She also received an Oscar nomination for her admired performance as a highpriced call girl.) Her later films may not have been quite as successful, but she remains a Hollywood fixture — a red-carpet favorite, and a formidable fundraiser for AIDS research — and “Lovelace” co-star Seyfried was gushing in praise of Stone as an onset mentor.

Book offers rare glimpse of male body dysmorphia Leanne Italie Associated Press

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George Duke was left devastated by the death of his wife, Corine, from cancer a year ago and unable to make music for months, but the keyboardist and composer eventually overcame his grief to create an inspiring collection of mostly original compositions called “DreamWeaver.” He weaves together the eclectic threads of his 40-plus year musical career: acoustic jazz, electronic jazz-rock fusion, funk, R&B and soul. The mid-tempo “Stones of Orion,” which pairs Duke on acoustic piano with longtime collaborator Stanley Clarke on upright bass, is a gently swinging modern jazz composition that recalls his early days with Cannonball Adderley’s band. Duke’s distinctive ability to make vintage synthesizers — the ARP Odyssey, Minimoog, clavinet and Prophet 5 — sound bluesy and funky comes through on the 15-minute “Burnt Sausage Jam.” Duke also assembled an impressive lineup of soul and R&B vocalists, including Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osborne and BeBe Winans on the uplift-

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NEW YORK (AP) — Body dysmorphia, anorexia and bulimia have been studied in women for years, but rare is an account from a man who battled the dangerous, distorted reflection in his mirror. Out this week from Brian Cuban, the middle of two younger brothers of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, is “Shattered Image,” his self-published account of cocaine, alcohol and steroid abuse, a brush with suicide, visits to a psychiatric hospital and three failed marriages. All, he said in a recent interview, stemmed from the “monster” he began seeing in his mirror as a socially crippled teenager who was overweight and bullied, both at school and by his own mother, herself a victim of body-focused verbal abuse from his grandmother. Cuban, 52 and the executive director of the Mark Cuban Foundation, said he managed to hide his demons until loved ones helped him into recovery about six years ago. Now, he fields emails from young

people facing the same troubles, mostly girls trying to deal with shards of shattered self-images in their own mirrors. He wishes more boys were among them. “Even in 2013, the stigma is just huge for boys. You don’t want to out yourself,” said Cuban, who lives in Dallas. “I’ve had men come to me and say they’re hiding eating disorders from their wives. They’re afraid of losing their jobs. They’re afraid of being thought of as gay. Not much has changed for men.” AP: You’re just six years or so into recovery. Why write this book now? Cuban: I just felt that there was a lack of understanding of male self-image and male eating disorders, especially body dysmorphic disorder. It is overwhelmingly thought of and portrayed in the media — and in research — as a predominantly female disorder. I wanted to be one of the ones stepping forward to help change that conversation. Nobody else seems to be. The process of writing was a big part of my recovery. Not just the book but on my blog. I came out as a bulimic on my blog. That was the first my family even knew of it.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Actors make physical transformations for roles all the time; it’s what they do. Still, many have found it truly stunning to see Sharon Stone — who at 55 still looks unnervingly like the sleek, blonde, legcrossing femme fatale she played two decades ago in “Basic Instinct” — appear dark, severe, ungainly and nearly unrecognizable in “Lovelace.” “NOBODY recognized her,” says Amanda Seyfried, who plays Stone’s daughter, the “Deep Throat” star Linda Lovelace, in the film that opens Friday. “Harvey Weinstein, if I remember correctly, did not know that Sharon Stone was in it. She’s that good.” But Stone says that while she’s happy people are shocked, they may not realize that she also had to transform herself to play that uber-sexy “Basic Instinct” role back in 1992. “It’s funny, because when I played ‘Basic Instinct,’ everybody thought I was playing something closer to myself,” Stone said in a

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Timmer named executive director for dental clinic MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Dental Clinic has announced the appointment of its first executive director. Claire Cain Timmer brings experience in the areas of public relations, fundraising, volunteer recruitment and management to the clinic.She holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from Miami of Ohio and a master’s degree in business administration from Wright State University. “I am honored to be part of this outstanding organization and look forward to expanding its mission,” Timmer said. The Miami County Dental Clinic, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, provides a den-

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tal home for children and adults in Miami and Shelby counties. It serves uninsured, underinsured, low income and Medicaid patients. “We are dedicated to providing quality dental care and oral health education in a safe, compassionate, accessible environment,” said Dr. Lytha Miller, chair of the MCDC Board of Directors. The dental clinic opened its doors in 2008 and has improved the community’s overall health thanks to generous donations from The Troy Foundation, The Physician’s Charitable Trust, the Stouder Foundation, the Miami County Foundation, the Piqua Community Foundation, the United Ways of Troy, Tipp

City and Piqua, the UVMC Community Benefits Grant, the Anthem Foundation, and the Tipp City Area Community Foundations. ITW Inc. and Emerson Climate Technologies have been instrumental in the success of the clinic with substantial donations. Dr. Tony Hirschfield and Dr. Victor Dubel are the parttime dentists for the clinic. Services provided include preventative teeth cleanings and oral hygiene education, nutritional counseling, restorative fillings, dentures, extractions, root canals and crowns. While MCDC is not a free clinic, sliding fees for services are dependent upon household income

and family size. One of the MCDC’s outreach programs is the Portable School-Based Oral Health Program. Since 2011, this mobile dental unit has provided dental screenings, preventative and restorative treatment to underserved children on site in Piqua and Troy City Schools. Drs. Lytha Miller and Leslie Culp volunteer their services and Dr. Shazia Sheik will be employed two days a week for the mobile unit for the 2013-14 school year. The clinic hopes to expand oral health services to all Miami County school districts. The clinic is located at 1364 West Main St. in Troy.

First taste of food of the future By MARIA CHENG AP Medical Writer

LONDON (AP) — The food of the future could do with a pinch of seasoning — and maybe some cheese. Two volunteers who took the first public bites of hamburger grown in a laboratory gave it good marks for texture but agreed there was something missing. “I miss the salt and pepper,” said Austrian nutritionist Hanni Ruetzler. U.S. journalist Josh Schonwald confessed to a difficulty in judging a burger “without ketchup or onions or jalapenos or bacon.” Both tasters shunned the bun, lettuce and sliced tomatoes offered to them to concentrate on the flavor of the meat itself. Mark Post, the Dutch scientist who led the team that grew the meat from cattle stem cells, regretted having served the patty without his favorite topping: aged gouda cheese. “That would have

enhanced the whole experience tremendously,” he told The Associated Press. He said he was pleased with the reviews: “It’s not perfect, but it’s a good start.” Post, whose team at Maastricht University in the Netherlands developed the burger over five years, hopes that making meat in labs could eventually help feed the world and fight climate change — although that goal is probably a decade or two away, at best. “The first (lab-made) meat products are going to be very exclusive,” said Isha Datar, director of New Harvest, an international nonprofit that promotes meat alternatives. “These burgers won’t be in Happy Meals before someone rich and famous is eating them.” Sergey Brin, a co-founder of Google, announced that he funded the 250,000-euro ($330,000) project, saying he was motivated by a concern for animal welfare. “We’re trying to cre-

ate the first cultured beef hamburger,” he said in a videotaped message. “From there, I’m optimistic we can really scale up by leaps and bounds.” Scientists agreed that improving the flavor probably won’t be hard. “Taste is the least (important) problem since this could be controlled by letting some of the stem cells develop into fat cells,” said Stig Omholt, director of biotechnology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Adding fat to the burgers this way would probably be healthier than getting it from naturally chunky cows, said Omholt, who was not involved in the project. He called Monday’s tasting a publicity stunt — but not in a bad way. He said it was a smart way to draw public attention, and possibly investor funds, to efforts to develop lab-grown meat. Post’s team made the meat from shoulder muscle cells of two organical-

ly raised cows. The cells were put into a nutrient solution to help them develop into muscle tissue, and they grew into small strands of meat. It took nearly 20,000 strands to make a single 140-gram (5-ounce) patty, which for Monday’s event was seasoned with salt, egg powder and breadcrumbs. Red beet juice and saffron were added to help the burger look more meat-like; Post said the lab-made patty had a yellowish tinge. “I’m a vegetarian, but I would be first in line to try this,” said Jonathan Garlick, a stem cell researcher at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. He has used similar techniques to make human skin but wasn’t involved in the burger research. Experts say new ways of producing meat are needed to satisfy growing carnivorous appetites without exhausting resources. By 2050, the Food and Agriculture Organization predicts global meat consumption will double as more people in developing

countries can afford it. Raising animals destined for the dinner table takes up about 70 percent of all agricultural land. The animal rights group PETA has thrown its support behind the lab-meat initiative. “As long as there’s anybody who’s willing to kill a chicken, a cow or a pig to make their meal, we are all for this,” said Ingrid Newkirk, PETA’s president and co-founder. “Instead of the millions and billions (of animals) being slaughtered now, we could just clone a few cells to make burgers or chops,” she said. If the product is ever ready for market, national food authorities will likely require data proving the lab meat is safe; there is no precedent. Some experts said officials might regulate the process used to make such meat, similar to how they monitor beer and wine production. Only one patty was cooked Monday, and the testers each took less than half of it. Post said he would take the leftovers home so his kids can have a taste.

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to task, arguing that so denly adopt when talking teaching your grandson to toddlers. The sciento become one-trick pony, tific name is “parentese,” as it were, risks retarding or “grandparentese” for his verbal development. our purposes. Although By age two, the aver- some professionals prefer age child using nors p e a k s mal speech, a ro u n d the exagger300 words. ated qualiAll gone, ties of parbaby, ball, entese help banana, toddlers bath, byediscern bye, book, discrete car, cooksounds — it ie, daddy, eye, hi/ sounds silly, GRANDPARENTING hello, hot, but it works. juice, milk, Labeling Tom and Dee and Cousin Key m o m m y, objects — more, no/ “ That’s yes, shoe, your stroller” or “See the thank you Ð these are flower” — also helps, but the building blocks, the it’s most effective when first words that many used to describe what grandchildren utter. At 30 months, their vocabu- the child is focused on, lary doubles, and by age versus redirecting their three, they begin speak- attention to something else. Here’s our last word ing in sentences. ThereÕs actually plenty on your grandson’s first of research on “baby talk” word. It will arrive when — that slow, sing-song he’s ready, not when you cadence that people sud- are.

GRAND REMARK OF THE WEEK Gene Goosman of Mukilteo, Wash. has five grandchildren — Nelson is 9, Fisher is 6, Miller 4, Hudson 2 and Kinsley Renae 4 months. “I have never had a bad day with one on one or all five at one time. They call me Pop Pop and my wife is GG, short for Grandma Goose because my mother went by that title. All five,” says Gene, are pleasant to be around, have a great sense of humor, are loving, mind their parents as much as you can expect, and totally adore their grandparents.” That kind of letter kind of makes our day. Thanks Gene. Dee and Tom, married more than 50 years, have eight grandchildren. Together with Key, they welcome questions, suggestions and Grand Remarks of the Week. Send to P.O. Box 27454, Towson, MD, 21285. Call 410-963-4426.

The end of summer means abundance of garden veggies The seventh month of 2013 is history already. Another year going by way too fast! I want the boys to pull the onions out of our garden today. Don’t know if the saying is true about not letting the August sun hit your onions (for storage). Seems by that time of year they are ready to be pulled and hung up to dry for storage anyways. We are enjoying sweet corn too now. With corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, red beets, lettuce, green beans, and peppers in the garden meal planning is much easier. The grocery bill also comes down a lot at this time of year. One evening we had sweet corn, sliced tomatoes, cucumber salad, and sliced cheese. Another evening we had red potatoes, green beans, fried zucchini, sliced tomatoes, cucumber salad and sliced cheese. Kevin, 7, likes to husk the corn but wants me to clean it. He said he stays so busy with all his jobs like picking up eggs, husking corn, giving the grass that the boys mowed to the horses and feeding the dogs. He likes to feed the corn husks to the horses and ponies. One of our hens has little chicks and it’s hard to keep Kevin away from her little chicks. We are also enjoying the hamburger patties we made and put in the freezer when we butchered beef last winter. With tomato slices, lettuce and sweet onions on the grilled hamburgers make a delicious, tasty sandwich. Foremost on our minds is the sad news of Uncle Emanuels’s death. Uncle Emanuel, who lived in Harlan, Indiana, turned 79 on July 10. His wife, Aunt Catherine, is my Dad’s sister and she passed away in July 2011. Emanuel leaves to mourn sons Emanuel Clyde, William , Robert and a daughter Cathy along with all their partners and children. May

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God be with them as they go through this trial in life. I know how they must feel losing both parents in two years time. Life seems emptier and it always feels like someone is missing at family gatherings. Life goes on and we must accept God’s ways. Trusting and believing in “Him” helps to make the burdens in life easier. The funeral will be on Saturday, which we have plans to attend. The annual Coblentz reunion was just held this month in Wisconsin. It was close to where Uncle Joe and Melvin live. We regretted that we weren’t able to make it there once again. A lady from our church district is taking orders for peaches. She has the truck deliver them all to the houses for our church district. So peaches will soon be here to can and freeze. Today we will make more dill pickles. After this batch I will have enough pickles for the year. I’ll share my recipe for goulash! GOULASH • 1 pound hamburger • 1 small onion, chopped • 8 medium tomatoes, peeled and chunked • 2 cups macaroni 1 quart water Brown hamburger and onion. Add tomatoes and water. When water starts boiling add macaronis. Cook till macaronis are soft. Season to taste. Note: you can add more hamburgers or tomatoes for your preference.

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IN BRIEF n Bus chartered Piqua High School will be making a charter bus available for fans for the opening football game Aug. 30 at Toledo Rogers. There will be 36 seats available on the bus at a cost of $45 per person. Departure time is 4:45 p.m. and approximate return time is midnight. The bus will take fans to the gate at pick them up outside the stadium after the game. Anyone interested should contact Chip Hare at (937) 238-2939 or email harec@ piqua.org

n East wins match The Miami East boys golf team defeated Piqua 179-186 at Echo Hills Tuesday. Piqua’s Kenton Kiser was medalist with 39. Other Piqua scores were Kyle Ingle 45, Derek Jennings 49 and Cole Greaser 53. Kley Karadak led Miami East with 43. Other Viking scores were Ryan Bergman 44, Carson 45, Scott Kirby 47. Piqua won the JV match 205212. Kody Poling was medalist for the Indians with 46. Other Piqua scores were Brendan Tisher 48, Alaina Mikolajewski 51 and Dylan Bayman 60. Miami East scores were Vernon 50, Henley 53, Coomes 54, Beard 55.

n Buccs take fifth The Covington boys golf team finished fifth in the Midwest Preview, shooting a 397. Covington scores were Joe Slusher 87, Levi Winn 96, Jacob Blair 98, Ty Boehringer 116, Matt Carder 122.

n Tryouts being held The Ohio Fury travel softball organization is proud to be moving into its 13th year as a program. We are one of the top programs in the Northwest Ohio area and offer coaching and assistance to help our players make the jump to the college level if so desired. For the 2014 season, we will have teams at the following age groups: 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U, and are also looking for some qualified coaches. We have multiple teams at each age group. Tryouts will be held at 4 Seasons Park in Minster OH., on the following dates: August 17th and 24th from 10:00 – 1:00 on both days. Players need to be at the park 30minutes prior for registration and warm-ups. If you cannot make either date and are interested in trying out, call Scott Robinson 937 308-0591 or Mike Short 419-302-3124 to arrange a private tryout. Anyone interested in coaching should come to the tryouts for an interview, or call 937 308-0591. *Be sure to bring your own equipment. Pitchers trying out need to bring a catcher.

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Meyer not sure about OSU COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer doesn’t know what to make of his current crop of Buckeyes yet. He believes he’ll have a better handle on them when practices get harder. A lot harder. “It’s the first day in pads. So right now this is all candy,” he said, flashing a wicked grin. “Come back in about a week and there’s going to be people asleep on the mattresses (by noon). It’s hard. Camp is terrible. But we’re not in camp yet. This is just practice.” That phrase — “just” practice — must sound ominous to the players already sweating through early workouts at Ohio State. Asked if he preferred the weather be a little hotter instead of so temperate, Meyer added, “Just see what goes on next week at Ackerman Field. It’s awful.” The Buckeyes went through only their third practice on Tuesday. There’s a lot that’s unknown about the 2013 team. But Meyer said he already has a pretty good feel when it comes to several major items. — Concerning star players Bradley Roby and running back Carlos Hyde, both in the doghouse after recent legal problems, both are practicing with the team. Roby is awaiting the next step in the process after being charged with misdemeanor battery after an incident at a Bloomington, Ind., bar this summer. “We’re just still waiting to find out all the information,” Meyer said. Police called Hyde a person of interest in an alleged assault against a woman. The alleged victim declined to pursue charges, with police ending the investigation. But Hyde was suspended for the first three games by Meyer. — Meyer said he likes the players he has. He just wishes he had more of them in spots. Of major concern is a lack of depth at both the linebacker and offensive line positions. “They just don’t look Ohio Stateish,” he said of the backups. “Other positions, you can see three guys that are all goodlooking players. The O-line and linebackers are not where we

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need to be.” Moreover, Meyer said the problem probably cannot be fixed with the people on hand. “(Maybe) with another recruiting class,” he said. “Yeah, we’re going to have to hang in there for this fall and not get guys hurt. Because we have depth issues there.” — He is not concerned about the quarterback spot, where Braxton Miller is coming back for his third year as the starter. Miller has grown into the position. He was thrown into a bad spot, learning on the job as a freshman during the tumultuous 2011 season when NCAA investigators were on campus, Luke Fickell was filling in for the deposed Jim

Tressel as head coach and there was confusion everywhere. The Buckeyes went 6-7. As a sophomore, Miller carried the team with his running ability for much of the first half of the season, then reverted more to passing in the second half as the Buckeyes pulled a 12-0 record out of the hat. Still, he had his highs and his lows. There was and is room for improvement, even for a quarterback who ran for 1,271 yards and 13 scores and passed for 2,039 yards and 15 touchdowns with only six interceptions. Ed Warinner, Ohio State’s co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, said there are several things that jump out

when you look at Miller now. “In terms of his technique, it’s his footwork and all his techniques, his mannerisms, running the offense but setting his feet, throwing, making his reads, keeping the ball in the right position, his footwork on runs and meshing with the running backs,” Warinner said. “Technically, he’s a better player and he’s much more confident and he’s much more of a leader and really has a much better understanding the big picture of what’s going on.” — Meyer expressed satisfaction with the early returns on Australian punter Cameron Johnston, a freshman running back and a huge fill-in on the offensive front wall. Johnston is a former Australian Rules Football player who is being asked to step in for the graduated Ben Buchanan. “He’s got a live leg,” the second-year coach said. “He’s a tremendous kid, 21 years old, so he’s not that 17-year-old, wide-eyed guy that looks at you like, ‘What planet am I on?’ He’s a fast athlete, so we might be able to do some things with him, moving the pocket and so forth.” Meyer called Johnston his “No. 1 guy” at punter. Dontre Wilson, recruited as a generic athlete in February, has made an impression so far at a running back. “He’s got something that we didn’t have last year and that’s just ‘jets,’” Meyer said, referring to the DeSoto, Texas, native’s speed. Up front, Taylor Decker has looked solid in his attempt to fill the spot at right tackle. At 6-foot-7 and more than 300 pounds, he made some headway as a backup last year during his first year on campus and has continued to improve. “I feel like I’m getting there now,” Decker said. “I feel really comfortable with the playbook, like I’m definitely able to play full speed all the time.” The Buckeyes opened camp Sunday and will slowly change the focus from drills and learning the playbook to concentrating on the opener Aug. 31 against Buffalo.

Reds beat Oakland CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce homered and made a run-saving catch on the warning track, and Mat Latos pitched into the eighth inning against Oakland’s slumping lineup on Tuesday night, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 victory over the Athletics. The Reds had dropped seven of nine and were coming off what players called an embarrassing weekend against St. Louis — losses of 13-3 and 15-2. They found an American League team struggling even more. The West-leading Athletics have lost five of six. Latos (11-3) allowed four hits through 7 1-3 shutout innings, leaving him 3-0 in his last four starts. Aroldis Chapman gave up Derek Norris’ two-out homer in the ninth while getting his 26th save in 30 chances. Bruce hit his 23rd homer off Dan Straily (6-6), who has lost his last four starts. The right fielder also went a long way to run down Josh Reddick’s fly ball to the warning track in the fourth, saving a run. The A’s made their first visit to Great American Ball Park — opened in 2003 — hoping to break out of their offensive slump in a hitter-friendly place. The A’s are only 8-9 since the All-Star break. Heading into the interleague series, the A’s were batting .218 in their last 20 games, getting blanked four times. They were coming off a 4-0 loss to Texas on Sunday. Manager Bob Melvin said his players knew all about Great American’s propensity to help

hitters, and hoped it would provide some encouragement. Didn’t work out that way. The A’s stranded runners in scoring position in the first, third, fifth and eighth innings. Coco Crisp tripled over first base with one out in the third but failed to score as the next two batters popped out. Their best chance came in the fifth, when they loaded the bases on Stephen Vogt’s single, second baseman Brandon Phillips’ error and a walk. Yoenis Cespedes grounded into a forceout. Cincinnati didn’t get much offense, either, but this time it was enough. Bruce led off the second inning with a drive to left. Phillips singled home another run in the fourth, which was Straily’s final inning. He threw 75 pitches while failing to last five innings for the third start in a row and seventh time in 18 starts overall this season. Shin-Soo Choo led off the fifth with a double off lefthander Jerry Blevins and came around when the reliever fielded Derrick Robinson’s bunt and threw wildly to first for an error. NOTES: Oakland is 13-6 in interleague play, Cincinnati 7-9. The A’s swept their twogame series in Oakland. … Reddick was hitless in four at-bats, leaving him in an 0-for-16 slump. … The Reds plan to activate RH reliever Jonathan Broxton off the DL before Wednesday’s game. C Ryan Hanigan (wrist) and LF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) are expected back by the end of the week. … 3B Todd Frazier

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Long snapper Christian Yount signed a five-year contract extension, the Browns announced before practice Tuesday. Yount has been with the Browns since midway through 2011 when former general manager Tom Heckert found him on waivers after Ryan Pontbriand experienced an inexplicable meltdown after 8 1/2 seasons as the long snapper. Yount originally signed with Tampa Bay as an undrafted rookie in 2011. “Christian has proven that he’s a reliable contributor,” Coach Rob Chudzinski said. “He’s an important cog at an often undervalued position. We’re happy to have him on our team.” Yount, under contract through 2017, is the second player signed to a five-year extension. Before training camp started, the Browns signed offensive lineman John Greco through 2017. Two key players — center Alex Mack and safety T.J. Ward — are in the final year of their contracts. CEO Joe Banner won’t say how those contract talks are progressing. Shaun Lauvao, the starting right guard the majority of training camp, was taken off the field with an ankle injury late Monday after being bull-rushed by nose tackle Phil Taylor in a one-on-one drill. Coach Rob Chudzinski did not know the extent of the injury immediately after practice and said Lauvao will be evaluated. It is unlikely the fourth-year player will suit up for the preseason opener vs. the Rams on Thursday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. Jason Pinkston is expected

to replace Lauvao. John Greco has started at left guard most of training camp and has not been told he’ll be switched to the right side, although he has played right guard in the past. Pinkston said he spoke with Lauvao before his friend was whisked away on the back of an equipment cart and believes the injury is not serious. “You never want to see somebody get hurt in a training camp practice,” Pinkston said. “It didn’t look too serious. Maybe they took him off for precaution just to make sure he’s OK. But he seemed fine, though. I think they’re taking all the right precautions with the doctors. I wish I was a doctor, but I’m not.” A twisted ankle is no big deal to Pinkston because last year he dealt with something much more serious. He missed the last 10 games with a blood clot in his lung, although the clot was not discovered until four days after he was forced to leave the game against the Bengals on Oct. 14. “I remember knowing something was really, really wrong, and I wasn’t sure what it was, but I was overall happy because our team just beat Cincinnati,” Pinkston said. “I was coughing up mucus and blood and a bunch of nasty stuff. We thought it was bronchitis. I thought it was a severe chest cold or pneumonia possibly.” The game against the Rams on Thursday will be the first for Pinkston since his 2012 season ended abruptly. He started 16 games at left guard as a rookie and the first six last year. He said starting at right guard will be a challenge, but he is ready for it. “We still have a couple weeks

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before we actually play, so I still have some things I can work on and I think there’s enough time for me to get those down and accomplished before we do open up with Miami,” Pinkston said. “The left side is more natural for me. That’s where I’ve played the last couple years. This is the first time I’ve put my right hand down since (Eric Steinbach) got hurt early in training camp my rookie year and I was only at right guard maybe once or twice.” Aaron Adams, an undrafted rookie from Eastern Kentucky, is third on the depth chart at right guard behind Lauvao and Pinkston. Garrett Gilkey is listed behind Greco and Pinkston on the left side. Richardson returns to practice Running back Trent Richardson practiced on a limited basis Monday after being

rested Friday and Saturday following a kick to the right shin on Thursday. Chudzinski hasn’t decided whether Richardson will play against the Rams. “We want to work him back in,” Chudzinski said. “We’re going to be smart with him. We have a plan for him from a general sense. We want him to be able to work to get better to be able to come out here on a daily basis during training camp.” Richardson wants to play in all four preseason games, but Chudzinski is more concerned about preserving Richardson for the regular season opener Sept. against the Dolphins. Usual suspects on bikes Running back Montario Hardesty (hamstring), fullback Brad Smelley (hamstring), tackle Oneil Cousins (ankle) and wide receiver David Nelson (knee) did not practice Monday.

Safety T.C. Ward (hamstring), safety Tashaun Gipson (shoulder) and cornerback Trevin Wade (undisclosed) returned to practice. Ogbonnaya at fullback There are not many surprises on the depth chart for the preseason opener, but one mild surprise has Chris Ogbonnaya listed ahead of Owen Marecic and fullback. The Browns like Ogbonnaya’s versatility. “He’s able to play tailback and run the ball,” Chudzinski said. “He can play fullback and he can block. He can pass protect and catch passes. He’s a guy that can do a lot of different things. Those types of guys you can find roles for and they can help you win.” Ogbonnaya caught 24 passes last season but only four in the final seven games.

Arod, others suspended NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez vowed to fight. Everth Cabrera cried. Nelson Cruz apologized to his Texas teammates. Jhonny Peralta admitted to a “terrible mistake.” Antonio Bastardo confessed to “significant errors in judgment.” On a day filled with recrimination, regret and refrain, 13 players were penalized as a result of Major League Baseball’s six-month-plus investigation of Biogenesis of America, a Florida antiaging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs. Twelve accepted 50-game suspensions in baseball’s most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal nearly a century ago, including AllStars Cabrera, Cruz and Everth Cabrera. They can return for the playoffs if their teams make the postseason. Rodriguez was suspended through 2014, but looked ahead to overturning the penalty in a grievance. “This is probably just phase two just starting,” Rodriguez said Monday. “It’s not going to get easier. It’s probably going to get harder.” With Ryan Braun’s 65-game suspension last month, the number of players connected to Biogenesis rose to 18. The harshest penalty was reserved for Rodriguez, the New York

Yankees slugger, a threetime Most Valuable Player and baseball’s highest-paid star. His suspension covers 211 games starting Thursday. And since arbitrator Fredric Horowitz isn’t expected to rule until November or December at the earliest, Rodriguez was free to make his season debut Monday night and play the rest of this year. Sidelined since hip surgery in January, Rodriguez rejoined the Yankees for a series opener at the Chicago White Sox, playing third base and batting fourth. “The last seven months has been a nightmare, has been probably the worst time of my life for sure,” Rodriguez said before the game. Booed loudly each time he walked to the plate, Rodriguez went 1 for 4 in New York’s 8-1 loss. He blooped a single to left field in the second inning, flied out in the fourth and sixth, then struck out in the eighth. He acknowledged he felt rusty in the field, though he made all his plays. “It was fun to go out there and play the game again,” Rodriguez said. “I love the fans here.” Once the greatest player of his time, he was reduced Monday night to saying that he was humbled, at 38, just to “have the opportunity to put on this uniform again” and adding if he didn’t fight for his career, no one else would.

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez watches his single during the second inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

A-Rod’s drug penalty was for “his use and possession of numerous forms of prohibited performanceenhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone over the course of multiple years,” MLB said. His punishment under the labor contract was “for attempting to cover up his violations of the program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the office of the commissioner’s investigation.” In Chicago, Rodriguez wouldn’t deny using PEDs, saying “when the time is right, there will be an opportunity to do all of that. I don’t think that time is right now.” Rodriguez admitted four years ago that he used PEDs while with Texas from 2001-03, but has repeatedly denied using them since. His pen-

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been acquitted of criminal charges. Others agreeing to 50-game bans on Monday included Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli and outfielder Fernando Martinez; Philadelphia pitcher Bastardo; Seattle catcher Jesus Montero; New York Mets utilityman Jordany Valdespin and outfielder Cesar Puello; Houston pitcher Sergio Escalona; and free agent pitchers Fautino De Los Santos and Jordan Norberto. While the players’ association has fought many drug penalties in the past three decades, attitudes of its membership have shifted sharply in recent years and union staff encouraged settlements in the Biogenesis probe. Fighting a brain tumor diagnosed a year ago, union head Michael Weiner spoke in a raspy voice during a conference call and said the union’s executive board will consider stiffer drug penalties when players meet in December. But the union will fight Rodriguez’s discipline. “We’ve never had a 200plus (game) penalty for a player who may have used drugs,” he said. “And among other things, I just think that’s way out of line.” A-Rod intimated Friday that New York did not want him to return. The Yankees answered Monday with a statement: “We are compelled to address certain reckless and false allegations concerning the Yankees’ role in this matter,” the team said. “The New York Yankees in no way instituted and/or assisted MLB in the direction of this investigation; or used the investigation as an attempt to avoid its responsibilities under a player contract; or did its medical staff fail to provide the appropriate standard of care to Alex Rodriguez.” Cruz attributed his action to a gastrointestinal infection, helicobacter pylori, and said he had lost 40 pounds following the 2011 season. “I made an error in judg-

ment that I deeply regret, and I accept full responsibility for that error,” he said in a statement. “I should have handled the situation differently, and my illness was no excuse.” Peralta can rejoin Detroit for a season-ending threegame series at Miami — not far from the former office of Biogenesis. Cabrera said he took a banned substance for four days last year when he realized a dislocated shoulder injury from 2011 had only partially healed. “I was going through a very frustrating time,” Cabrera said through an interpreter. “And like I said before, I made the decision to take this. I’m the one responsible for this.” In a statement released by the Tigers, Peralta said in “spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret.” Peralta apologized to his teammates and “the great fans in Detroit,” saying he knows he let “many good people down.” MLB’s investigation began last year after San Francisco outfielder and All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera tested positive for elevated testosterone, as did Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon and San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal. The probe escalated in January when the Miami New Times published documents obtained from former Biogenesis associate Porter Fisher that linked several players to Biogenesis. MLB said Melky Cabrera, Colon and Grandal will not receive additional discipline and it found no violations for Washington pitcher Gio Gonzalez and Baltimore infielder Danny Valencia, both linked to Biogenesis in media reports. In June, baseball struck a deal for Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch to cooperate. After holding investigatory interviews with the players, MLB presented evidence to the players’ union along with its intended penalties, starting the final round of negotiations.

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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Tiger Woods is leaving nothing to chance in his last chance this year to win a major. Fresh off a seven-shot victory at a World Golf Championship — his fifth win of the season — Woods showed up at Oak Hill late Monday afternoon and spent most of his time chipping and putting, trying to learn the nuances of the greens. Remember, his failure to adjust to the greens is what derailed him at the British Open two weeks ago. He also spent time with Steve Stricker talking about putting, which must have been a daunting sight for the other players. The last time Stricker gave him some putting tips was in early March, and Woods went on to win three of his next four tournaments. The stakes are higher than usual for him at the PGA Championship. This isn’t the first time Woods has gone into final major trying to make sure his season doesn’t end without one. One difference from previous years is that Woods now is piling up wins just about everywhere except the majors. The Bridgestone Invitational was his fifth win of the year. Only twice in the last 30 years has a player had at least that many PGA Tour wins in a season without a major — Woods in 2009 and Woods in 2003. For someone who has been stuck on 14 majors the last five years, Woods didn’t sound like

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Tiger Woods hits off the15th tee during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in Pittsford, N.Y.

he was in panic mode. “I think winning one major championship automatically means you had a great year,” he said Tuesday after playing nine holes and spending even more time in the practice area, finetuning a game that already is in great shape. “Even if you miss the cut in every tournament you play, you win one (major), you’re part of history. “This year, I think it’s been a great year so far for me, winning five times,” he said. “And you look at the quality of tournaments I’ve won — The Players and two World Golf Championships in there — that’s pretty good.”

It used to be major or bust for Woods, but when asked if he had adjusted his standards during this five-year drought, Woods offered a simple, “No.” Still a great year without a major? “Yeah,” Woods said, offering nothing more than a smile. Even so, he conceded that the 15th major has been tougher to get than he would have imagined. So much has transpired since that U.S. Open playoff victory at Torrey Pines in 2008 — reconstructive surgery on his left knee that wiped out the rest of the 2008 season; revelations of multiple extramarital affairs at the end of

Stewart breaks leg KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart told anyone who would listen why he continued racing anywhere, anytime, regardless of purse or crowd or car. Even after he flipped five times last week, Stewart was quick to offer a stout defense for his short-track weeknight racing while some questioned if his extracurricular racing was putting his championship chances in NASCAR at risk. Well, his championship chances are officially over for this season. The three-time NASCAR champion broke his right leg Monday night at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, where he flipped his 360 winged sprint car while leading with five laps remaining in the 30-lap feature. He had surgery Tuesday on the upper and lower parts of his leg, and

Stewart-Haas Racing said he’ll need a second surgery. He remained hospitalized and there was no timetable for his return to racing. Max Papis was tabbed to replace Stewart this weekend in the No. 14 Chevrolet at Watkins Glen, where Stewart is a five-time winner and his streak of 521 consecutive starts will end. “I told someone to go get my phone or else I was going to get up and get it myself,” Stewart said Tuesday in a Facebook post. “Finally got reconnected to the world and just want to say thank you for all the prayers and well wishes. My team will remain strong and I will be back.” The 42-year-old Stewart has wrecked three times in the last month in extracurricular racing, and the latest came a day after he finished ninth at Pocono in

a NASCAR event to position himself 11th in the Sprint Cup standings with five races remaining to set the Chase for the championship field. But Stewart had long refused to slow down his sprint car racing schedule, and passionately defended it following the June death of friend Jason Leffler in an accident at Bridgeport Speedway in Swedesboro, N.J. He was just as impassioned last Friday at Pocono when asked about his accident last week in Canada in which Stewart flipped a sprint car five times. His childhood hero, fourtime Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt, defended Stewart on Tuesday for sticking to his passion and being a true “racer.” “He ain’t no prima donna and life is short, and we

2009 that led to divorce and cost him millions in corporate endorsements; more injuries that forced him to skip two majors in 2011. The very thing that irritates him about his recent record in the majors is what gives him hope — he keeps giving himself opportunities. “I’ve had my opportunities there on the back nine on probably half of those Sundays for the last five years, where I’ve had a chance and just haven’t won it,” Woods said. “But the key is to keep giving myself chances, and eventually I’ll start getting them.” The traditional, tree-lined East Course at Oak Hill can present the appearance of Firestone, where Woods won for the eighth time last week. The difference is the greens on the Donald Ross design, which tend to slope severely to the front. The rough is thicker than usual, not nearly as severe as Merion, but enough to get players’ attention to hit whatever club his necessary off the tee to keep it in the short grass. Woods tied for 39th and never broke par when the PGA Championship was last held at Oak Hill in 2003, though that’s a pretty small sample to argue if this course suits him. Remember, he was finishing his first full year without a swing coach. And while he won five times that year, Woods won only one tournament over the last six months. He is back to No. 1 in the

world by a mile. He is the favorite at every major, even though he’s gone 17 majors without winning. He is the center of attention, and that only ramps up when he arrives fresh off a seven-shot win. “I think Tiger is a factor no matter what — even coming in not with that kind of form,” Masters champion Adam Scott said. “He’s been up there in majors recently and just has not finished it off. But, obviously, he put it all together last week at a venue he’s extremely comfortable with, so I don’t know that Tiger’s confidence is ever really down. It’s hard to imagine when you’ve won 80 times or something. He’s obviously going to be feeling good about where his game is at. “But this week is a new challenge, as it is for everyone,” Scott said. “And we all start from the same point on Thursday.” It’s not getting any easier at the majors. For the first time in 25 years, the major champions were three players who were among the top 10 in the world — Scott at the Masters, Justin Rose at the U.S. Open and Phil Mickelson at the British Open. “I think that having Tiger win last week is great because I can’t remember the last time somebody won the week before a major and then went on and won,” Mickelson said, waiting for the room to catch up to his wisecrack. That would be Mickelson, who won the Scottish Open the week before

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In this Aug. 5, 2013 photo, personnel prepare to load NASCAR driver Tony Stewart into an ambulance after being involved in a four-car wreck at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Stewart underwent successful surgery Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, to repair the broken right tibia and fibula suffered in the wreck. Stewart will need a second surgery and remains hospitalized.

don’t know how we are going to die or what’s going to happen,” Foyt said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I just hate to see anybody badmouth Tony for anything he’s doing, and if they are, they are just jealous. People saying he’s putting his businesses at risk? I had three dealerships, people respected me.”

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Bengals hope for Andy-ice FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton hopes to build a lategame resume similar to Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s. Ryan, despite coming up 10 yards short of winning the NFC championship last season, has earned the nickname Matty Ice after leading Atlanta to 22 winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime during his five-year career. Dalton, whose red hair led Cincinnati’s radio network to affectionately call him “The Red Rifle”, has played well inside opponents’ 20-yard line. He has 35 touchdowns and zero interceptions inside the opponents’ 20-yard line, and joined Dan Marino and Peyton Manning as the only QBs to throw at least 43 touchdown passes in their first two seasons. Dalton’s body of work, though, has lacked an abundance of comebacks. “At the end of the game, you’ve got to find a way to win,” Dalton said. “I know Matt’s done a really nice job and he’s done a lot of good things since he’s been in the league. He’s a guy that’s fun to watch.” Dalton helped rally the Bengals four times in the fourth quarter of his rookie season two years ago, and last Dec. 23 at Pittsburgh he connected with A.J. Green to set up Josh Brown’s winning field goal with 4 seconds left, putting Cincinnati in the postseason and eliminating the Steelers from playoff contention. But two weeks later at Houston, Dalton looked as if he would overcome a horrible game statistically — he finished with a 44.7 passer rating — but a potential winning pass to Green sailed over the receiver in the end zone. Falcons coach Mike Smith and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis liked what they saw Tuesday from their offenses in 1- and 2-minute drills as the teams held a joint practice for the second straight day. Ryan and Dalton both had some encouraging moments even though players only wore shoulder pads and helmets and quarterbacks were off limits to contact. In a drill with nine offensive players and seven defensive players, Ryan was 6 for 8 passing and hit Kevin Cone

for an 8-yard TD against the Bengals’ first-team defense. Cincinnati’s 2-minute drill included a long gain from Dalton to tight end Jermaine Gresham, but the drive stalled at the 15. “That’s an area as a quarterback that you’ve got to stay calm with everything,” Lewis said. “You’ve got to manage the clock. You’ve got to manage the ball going out of bounds and so forth. There’s a lot.” Ryan’s big moment came last January when he needed just 12 seconds to complete a long pass to Harry Douglas and another to Tony Gonzalez that set up Matt Bryant’s 49-yard winning field goal against Seattle with 13 seconds remaining. That moment was Matty Ice’s 22nd winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime during his five-year career. “It’s great to have a young quarterback like Matt,” Lewis said. “He’s been so cool and calm in that situation, and that’s great. We’ve got to hope when Andy gets put in those situations more and more that he can handle it just as effectively.” Ryan was not available to speak with reporters Tuesday, but Douglas said “it’s a blast” running last-minute drills with the Atlanta QB, particularly when that work leads to success in a game. “One thing about nohuddle and two-minute is the slot guy is very active,” Douglas said. “You’ve got to know what everybody’s doing because you’ve got to pass out calls to the other receivers, tight ends and backs if they need it, and you’ve got to be one accord with the quarterback. It’s fun. I love it.” NOTES: The two big star WRs of the 2011 draft, Cincinnati’s A.J. Green and Atlanta’s Julio Jones, will not play in the preseason game. Green, the No. 5 overall draft pick two years ago, stayed home to get treatment on a bruised knee. Jones, the No. 6 overall pick, is out with sore hamstrings. … Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon (dislocated left finger) and Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth (knee) are sidelined, too.

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Bradford rapist receives six-year sentence BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer wsanders@civitasmedia.com

TROY — A Bradford man convicted of raping a young child learned his fate at a sentencing hearing in common pleas court Monday. Jacob L. Jones, 20, was sentenced to six years in prison and was labeled as a tier III sex offender, the highest tier a sex offender can be classified as. Jones, who was given credit for 189 days he has already spent in the Miami County Jail, was convicted of rape, a firstdegree felony, at a June 13 hearing. He entered a no contest plea at that

hearing and was found guilty of the charge. Jones was originally facing a specification on his rape charge that could have placed him behind prison bars for the rest of his life since the victim was under the age of 10, but that specification was dropped through a plea agreement. Court docu- Jones ments indicate that Jones committed the sexual violation last year involving a child under the age of 10. Deputies with the sheriff ’s office stated

that Jones was taken into custody without incident after the allegation was brought forward to authorities. Jones did not speak on his own behalf at the hearing, but his public defender, Stephen King, did. King said his client had a learning disability that affects his judgment. “ This has been a sad case all around,” said King, who noted his client was “sorry” for his actions. Following his release from prison, Jones must serve five years on post-

release control. As a tier III sex offender, he will be required to register for the rest of his life as such in 90-day increments in the county where he resides, works or receives an education. Additionally, he will be subject to community notification as a sex offender and will be prohibited from living within 1,000 feet of a school, preschool or day care facility. Should he fail to register as a sex offender upon his prison release, he will be charged with felony failure to register. He faced a maximum penalty of 11 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

BRUKNER NATURE CENTER CALENDAR TROY — The following programs are planned for Brukner Nature Center: n NATURE ART GALLERY: Come explore the amazing photography of Columbus native, Tom Arbour. Tom is a Botanist with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and his exhibit will feature the plants, landscapes and wildlife of Ohio. Tom shows his passion for all of Ohio’s natural landscapes in his blog, ohionatureblog. com, so check it out. The exhibit is displayed in the Heidelberg Auditorium and will be open during regular business hours through Sunday, Sept. 15. Proceeds from the sale of these photogrpahs will support BNC’s mission to promote wildlife conservation. Free with admission to the cente. n PEEP FALL SESSIONS: All children are born naturalists; they have a natural curiosity that pulls them to roll over logs and rocks to see what lies beneath! Nurture your child’s sense of wonder and enroll them in Brukner Nature Center’s Fall PEEP session. Classes for this awesome, hands-on program are offered Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with an additional Friday afternoon class from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Classes run for six weeks with a different naturerelated topic explored each week and will begin the week of Sept. 10. PEEP is for 3, 4 and 5 year olds who are pottytrained. The fee is $45 for BNC Members and $60 for non-members. All fees are due upon registration.

n FA M I LY DISCOVERY DAYS: Family fun begins with BNC’s Family Discovery Days. Come join us on the 2nd Saturday of every month this summer from 2:00-4:00pm for hands-on fun for all ages, including adults. We’ll be bringing nets out and catching dragonflies, going to the creek and searching for crayfish and learning to use binoculars as we search for backyard birds, all with the help of a BNC Naturalist! Each program will include something cool you can take home to remember all you’ve learned. Check out our website for more information! Registration preferred, but not required. Free for BNC Members, non-member admission fee is $2.50/person or $10 per family. n WILD JOURNEYS: Come join Dayton Audubon Society member, John McKean, on Monday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. as he shares his recent visit to Borneo, the third largest island in the world. The Borneo rainforest is 130 million years old, making it the oldest rainforest in the world. It’s home to more than 15,000 species of flowering plants and over 420 species of resident birds. The Borneo rainforest is one of the only remaining natural habitats for the endangered orangutan and an important refuge for many endemic species. This program is free for BNC members. Nonmember admission is $2 per person. n NIGHT HIKE: Brukner Nature Center will have a Night Hike, “Nocturnal Adaptations,” on Saturday, Aug. 17,

at 9 p.m. Every month BNC Naturalists plan a nighttime adventure into the Brukner woodlands. Night vision is the most common characteristic expressed by individuals when asked about an animal’s survival in the night. However, this adaptation is not possessed by all nocturnal animals making them compensate with other, sometimes unique, qualities for finding food and avoiding predation. Join us as we explore the critters of the night and discuss their methods for survival throughout the darkest hours of the day. Come dressed for a family-friendly adventure as we hike the trails on a guided discovery of nocturnal creatures, sounds of the night and wildlife signs. Free and open to the public. n PUBLIC STAR GAZE: Join the Stillwater Stargazers and explore the starry night sky on Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center. Members will have their telescopes set up to answer questions. This program is free and open to the public, following the night hike. n VIEW FROM THE VISTA: Brukner Nature Center will be having its View from the Vista on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2-4 p.m. Join members of the Brukner Bird Club for a relaxing afternoon. Enjoy home-baked refreshments and the camaraderie of the Tree-top Vista as you learn all about our summer nesters. This is the time of year that parents will be bringing their young to the feeders to teach them about this hot dining spot. Come discover how to tell the juvenile

downy woodpeckers from the adults. Believe it or not the young have a red patch on the tops of their heads. So come on out, enjoy the camaraderie in our cozy window on wildlife, but be careful ‘cause you just might get hooked on the fasting growing hobby in America. All levels of birders welcome. Free and open to the public. n DINE TO DONATE: Brukner Nature Center will be having a Dine to Donate event at Buffalo Wild Wings located at 2313 W. Main St., Troy, from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday, Aug. 19. Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of sales to the wildlife at Brukner Nature Center when you dine to support our cause. A flyer will need to be presented at checkout. Flyers are available at our Interpretive Building, at our website www. bruknernaturecenter.com, by email info@bruknernaturecenter.com or by calling 937-698-6493. This is good for dine-in or carryout. n HOMESCHOOL NATURE CLUB: Signup your homeschooled student for an afternoon of discovery. Program is scheduled for every third Wednesday of the month from 2-4 p.m. September through May. Staff naturalists have developed hands-on educational and awesome lesson plans, using live wildlife and outdoor exploration! The fee for these innovative programs is $2.50 for BNC Members and $5 for nonmembers. Registration and payment are due by 5 p.m. on the Monday before each program.

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Learn more about Piqua PIQUA — The Local History Department of the Piqua Public Library and Mainstreet Piqua have teamed up to offer a series of walking tours for area residents interested in learning more about the history of the Piqua community. The tour series stretches over four months and begins this Saturday, Aug. 10 with a walking tour of Historic East Piqua. This one-hour walking tour will begin and end at Lock 9 Park in downtown Piqua. East Piqua is located east of Spring Street in the bend of the Great Miami River. Buildings range from 1830s Federalist style buildings to Queen Ann structures from the 1910s. Explore both residential and commercial buildings made of building materials ranging from locally made bricks to area limestone to milled framework and shingles. This historic neighborhood is definitely worth seeing on foot. The September tour is entitled “Architectural Gems in the Caldwell Historic District” and will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14 starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Piqua Public Library. This tour immerses participants in a walk through Piqua’s ‘Grand Avenue’ of 19th Century Homes in the National Registered Piqua-Caldwell Historic District. Learn how community culture shaped the built environment and take time to really enjoy

what the homes that speak to Piqua’s history. The October tour is “Weird & Wonderful Piqua” and will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, starting at the Gazebo in Downtown Piqua. During this 75-minute walking tour, attendees will see Piqua’s most talked about but rarely visited places including the “underground city” and catacombs. The tour will be debunking Piqua lore and giving participants a chance to see parts of downtown Piqua that are rarely seen. The final tour in the series is the Fine Art of Dying and will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Forest Hill Cemetery. The one-hour tour will investigate the symbolism associated with the architecture and headstones of the cemetery including angels, saints, eagles, vines and wreathes from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The cost to participate in each tour is $5 per person per tour. (Those wishing to participate in all four tours may purchase a series ticket for $15.) Stop by the Mainstreet Piqua office to purchase your tickets. Cash or check only. Those interested in participating in the tours are encouraged to purchase their tickets early as all the tours will be limited to the first 30 registrants. The Mainstreet Piqua office is located at 326 N. Main St. Call 773-9355 for details.

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