Issuu on Google+

COMING TOMORROW Olympic preview tab Commitment To Community OPINION: Hospital executive’s statements disputed. Page 4. VOLUME 129, NUMBER 147 HEALTH: Mice may play role in diabetes prevention. Page 7. W E D N E S D AY, J U LY 2 5 , 2 0 1 2 SPORTS: Browns sign rookies. Page 12. w w w. d a i l y c a l l . c o m 75 CENTS an award-winning Ohio Community Media newspaper Briefly Today’s weather High 92 Low 68 Hot with a chance of rain. Complete forecast on Page 3. Check out iN75 inside today’s Call Fallen Troy soldier recalled Family shares fond memories of loved one BY DAVID FONG Ohio Community Media TROY — Sandy Wheelock stared down at the tiny figure standing in front of her, clad from head-to-toe in a black ninja costume. From behind the black ninja mask, with eyes beaming, came a muffled voice: “I checked everything out, Mom. Everything is OK.” “He would always wear that little ninja costume with a wooden spoon tucked in his belt because I didn’t like guns,” Wheelock said. “He would play See this week’s iN75 for a story local restaurant El Sombrero creating a rest stop for cyclists along the new bike path in Troy. Also look for information about Annie Oakley Days and art exhibits at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center and Bear’s Mill. outside and when he would come in, he would tell me, ‘I checked everything out, Mom. Everything is OK.’ He was always worried about protecting me. His whole life, that’s how he was — he was always worRICE ried about protecting his mom and his sisters.” That was more than 15 years ago, when Jeffrey Rice was a young man DAVID FONG/OHIO COMMUNITY MEDIA PHOTO growing up in Troy. On July 19, Army Aunt Kathy Pencil, niece Ali Rice and sister Wendy Pfc. Rice, 24, lost his life while serving in Rice share memories Monday of Army Pfc. Jeffrey Afghanistan as a part of Operation EnRice, who was killed July 19 while serving in during Freedom. Early Sunday morning, Afghanistan as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. See Fallen soldier/Page 3 Pfc. Rice was a 2007 Troy High School graduate. W H AT City man arraigned in road rage case RAIN? PHS groups plan car wash Saturday Suspect allegedly ran over cyclist PIQUA — The Piqua High School percussion and color guard will host a car wash and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 631 W. Water St. Donations will be accepted for both the car wash and the bake sale. All proceeds will be used to purchase equipment needed for the upcoming season. BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer Covington farmers market suspended MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO A pair of swimmers seem oblivious to the rain as they swim at Kiser Lake on Tuesday afternoon. More muchCOVINGTON — Be- needed rain is in the forecast for today. See full forecast on Page 3. cause of the drought and extreme heat, the farmers market in Covington has been suspended for the rest of the season. Covington officials report the market, which of Englewood to provide the soft- that it’s immediately available and was held on Fridays, is ware services at a cost of $10,722. it is the lowest cost of the options expected to return next Busse said the other company to reviewed,” Busse said. summer. submit a proposal was DR Frey, On a vote of 5-1, with council which quoted a price of $24,247 for member Lois Newman voting BY TOM MILLHOUSE Correction the installation of the software and against the measure, council auNews Editor training. He explained a third op- thorized Busse to enter into a conAn article published in tion, the state’s UAN package was tract with CMI. the July 18 Piqua Daily The need for the new software COVINGTON — Acting on a staff rejected because the programs Call regarding county would not be available until later in package arose when the current recommendation, Covington Village maintenance workers in2013. supplier, Ohio Software of ColumCouncil on Monday night approved vestigated for thefts inac“Carmen (Siefring) and I both bus, informed the village last month curately stated items a contract to replace the village’s were seized by authorities current financial and payroll soft- recommend to council that we pur- of its intention to terminate busichase the financial and payroll ness relations with the village at from the homes of three ware. package from CMI due to its ability the end of the year. The notice folVillage Administrator Mike workers who remain on paid administrative leave. Busse and Financial Officer Car- to meet all of our current and future lowed council action earlier this Items were only seized men Siefring recommended the vil- needs, its compatibility with our See Covington Council/Page 6 from the homes of Jarrod lage enter into a contract with CMI new utility billing software, the fact Harrah, the county’s former facilities and safety director, and Bruce Ball, a team leader. The Call apologizes for the error. Covington Council OKs software Contract awarded to Englewood company Two women in court for stealing from groups Index Classified .................9-11 Comics ..........................8 Entertainment ...............5 Golden Years .................7 Health ............................7 Horoscopes...................8 Local ..........................3, 6 Obituaries......................2 Opinion ..........................4 Sports.....................12-14 Weather .........................3 6 7 4 8 2 5 8 2 1 0 1 2 Money stolen from Piqua Catholic PTO, Troy Main Street BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer TROY — Two women, both accused of stealing money from the organizations they once served, faced a judge in common pleas court Monday in unrelated cases, the first involving Piqua Catholic Schools and the second in- volving Troy Main Street. Antoinette M. Lawson, 54, formerly of Piqua and now residing in Crestview, Fla., received a community control sanction term of five years since her crimes were not punishable with prison time, according to state law. However, Judge Christopher Gee ordered she serve 60 days in jail and provided a warning that should she not complete her probation successfully, she faces 17 months in prison. Lawson, convicted of the crime in May, stole approximately $114,000 from from the parent teacher organization at Piqua Catholic Schools over a four-year period when she acted as a school volunteer. She was indicted by a Miami County grand jury Dec. 3 with the fourth-degree felony and she faces a prison sentence of between six to 18 months in prison. See Stealing/Page 3 For home delivery, call 773-2725 TROY — Months after an incident of road rage near the North Main Street Bridge in Piqua left a motorcyclist seriously injured, a Piqua m a n faced a judge at his a r raignment in c o m m o n MOORE pleas court Monday after authorities say he used his vehicle as a weapon. Originally charged with one count of felonious assault, the suspect, Jason Moore, 28, entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment to one count of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony. The charge carries a sentence of between six and 18 months in prison. Moore, who is scheduled for a July 30 pretrial conference, remains behind bars on a $100,000 bond. See Road rage/Page 3 Piqua man avoids prison on gun charge BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer prison time at his sentencing hearing in common pleas court Monday and instead received a TROY — A distraught two-year probation senPiqua man who threat- tence. ened Scott D. Bierly, 32, his excould have been given up girlto a year in prison for his friend conviction of attempted a n d improper handling of a her fafirearm, a felony of the ther fifth-degree. with a The man was originally shotcharged with two counts g u n BIERLY of improper handling of a along See Gun case/Page 6 with the police avoided


Related publications