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COMING Monday Teacher loves music PDC prep football coverage: See stories, photos from Piqua, Lehman, Covington, Miami East, Bradford, Graham and Versailles games on Page 16 or online at Commitment To Community S AT U R DAY, O C TO B E R 8 , 2 0 1 1 VO L U M E 1 2 8 , N U M B E R 2 0 1 7 5 C E N T S an award-winning Ohio Community Media newspaper PIQUA’S PIQUA’S OPPORTUNITY OPPORTUNITY OF A A LIFETIME LIFETIME OF In search of soldier’s family FOR Oklahoma man finds medal, starts looking for late Piqua GI’s relatives Piqua Schools Paid for by: CFQPS, Lisa Feeser, Treasurer 212 N. Main St., P.O. Box 913, Piqua, OH 45356 2224320 Briefly Today’s weather High 80 Low 50 Sunny and warm. Complete forecast on Page 3. BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — Eight years ago, Larry Campbell, of Lawton, Okla., was sorting through the belongings of his deceased aunt who lived in Iowa when he came across something that has tugged at his curiosity since: a Purple Heart Medal. Campbell, 77, who has an extensive military background himself, said he is now trying to fill in the blanks of the soldier who received the award and hopes to reunite it with the relatives of the fallen soldier. The Purple Heart that Campbell has is engraved with the name James Eldon Sherwood of Piqua, a World War II soldier who died in the line of duty as the war drew to a close in the European theatre. Sherwood, 20, a private first class in the Army, died in Belgium on March 12, 1945, as a result of “shrapnel wounds,” according to historical documents kept at the Piqua Public Library. “I am retired from the military so it interested me,” said Campbell, who served the Army from 1953-80 and retired as a SHERWOOD See Soldier’s family/Page 2 Levy Walk bringing message to voters Chin-up for the Indians School issue volunteers out in number today BY SUSAN HARTLEY Executive Editor Business event planned Thursday The Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce will present the Regional Business Showcase on Thursday at Piqua High School. The free event will be from 4-7:30 p.m., with Michael Caruso giving the keynote presentation from 4-5 p.m., followed by the Exhibitors Showcase from 5-7:30 p.m. Call delivery to change on holiday The Piqua Daily Call will be delivered by independent contractors Monday due to the post offices being closed for Columbus Day. The newspaper’s circulation Call Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lottery For Friday’s winning Ohio Lottery results, visit PIQUA — Volunteers will be out and about today to offer Piqua residents the “Opportunity of a Lifetime.” This opportunity includes a chance to view a DVD that Piqua City School officials believe will help explain the need to participate in the Ohio School Facilities Commission’s offer to help fund three new school buildings in the city — two Pre-K-Grade 3 and one Grade 4-6 facilities. For the past 10 years, Piqua has been waiting on the list of Ohio schools to receive OSFC funding — but in order to participate in this program, local voters must pass a 4.93 mills bond issue on Nov. 8. The bond would ensure the local portion of the project — 53 percent of the estimated $54,880,540 cost. The state’s share would be 47 percent or $25,793,854 of the estimated cost. The estimated cost to owners of FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO Hunter Gheen, 9, of Piqua, takes part in the Chin-Up Challenge while Pvt. Shelby Hoying of Sidney spots him at a home valued at $100,000 would Troy Memorial Stadium prior to the Piqua-Troy football game Friday night. The Indians fell to Troy 27-7. See Levy Walk/Page 2 Carity family March of Dimes Ambassadors Miami East FFA adviser and agricultural education instructor Marie Carity and her family, husband Brent with daughter Ruth Ann and son Cole, have been selected as the Miami County March of Dimes family ambassadors. FOR THE DAILY CALL Index Classified ...............12-15 Comics ........................11 Entertainment ...............2 Horoscopes.................11 Local ..............................3 Milestones.....................7 Money Matters ..............9 Obituaries......................2 Opinion ..........................5 Public Record ...............8 Sports.....................16-18 Weather .........................3 6 7 4 8 2 5 8 2 1 0 1 2 husband Brent Carity of Minster. Born at 26 weeks MINSTER — Marie and four days, Ruth Ann Carity says the March of weighed 1 pound, 11.5 Dimes does as much for ounces and was 13.5 inches long. moms as it She was in does for he March of the neonatheir baDimes helps tal intenbies. Carity babies, but it sive care at and her also helps mommies. unit Miami Valf a m i l y ley Hospital know, as a —Marie Carity for the first result of 107 days of first-hand experience, the work of her life. On her release, Ruth Ann was accompathe March of Dimes. It was more than three nied by a monitor and oxyyears ago when they met gen, which she used for with the birth of first child Ruth Ann to Marie and See Carity/Page 3 “ T ” ALADDIN Saturday, October 15, 2011 • 2:00 PM • Cameo Theatre Tickets Adults $ 6.00 Child (12 and under) $4.00 For home delivery, call 773-2725 PROVIDED PHOTO 2204734 216 N. Miami Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365 937-498-2787


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