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Bank robber pleads guilty Sentencing set in heist at Piqua MainSource
threat of a firearm to the Miami County Jail rob the MainSource on a bond of $250,000. Bank in Piqua last His sentencing hearmonth faced a judge at ing was scheduled for his arraignment in comJan. 17. pleas court mon On Dec. 4, Smith enWednesday and waived tered the bank and paa grand jury’s considertiently waited in line BY WILL E SANDERS ation of his charges. before handing a teller Staff Writer Eric W. Smith, 32, ena note and fleeing the SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org tered a plea of guilty to bank on foot with a TROY — A Piqua man who a lone count of aggravated rob- “couple thousand dollars.” used a prepared note and the bery and remains behind bars at According to the police Smith’s
note stated he “wanted all of the money” and that he had a firearm. Smith was later apprehended that night after robbing the bank, which was only two blocks away from the police department, at a Huber Heights motel room after giving himself up to law enforcement. His apprehension was based on a tip provided by a
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Covington BOE to reorganize COVINGTON — The Covington Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday for its yearly organizational meeting. The board’s regular January meeting will follow. Both meetings will be held in the board of education office located at 25 Grant St. The public is welcome to attend.
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The bike path bridge over the Miami River in Piqua has been reopened to traffic.The bridge had been closed following a fire last spring.The bridge is open to bicycle and pedestrian traffic from dawn until dusk.
Boehner re-elected as speaker Members of new Congress seated amid rising turmoil
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Nude video of teen girl leads to charges Mom finds phone with naked image of her daughter
Financial aid workshop slated COVINGTON — Covington High School will host a financial aid workshop for college bound seniors and their parents at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A member of the Wright State University financial aid counseling staff will conduct a presentation on college scholarship and loan processes, application procedures, sources and types of financial aid, and FAFSA instructions. The workshop will be held in the high school. Contact Karen Brackman at 473-3746 with any questions.
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sized gavel that symbolizes his authority, Boehner implored the assembly of newcomers and veterans in the 113th Congress to tackle the nation’s heavy burden of debt at long last. “We have to be willing truly willing to make this right.” Also on the two-year agenda is the first significant effort at an overhaul of the tax code in more than a quarter century. Republicans and Democrats alike say they want to chop at a thicket of existing tax breaks and use the resulting revenue to reduce rates. SUSAN WALSH/AP PHOTO There were personal milestones House Speaker John Boehner aplenty as the winners of last fall’s holds up a gavel in the House cham- races swore an oath of office as old ber in Washington on Thursday after as the republic. being re-elected House Speaker as See Boehner/Page 2 the 113th Congress began.
TROY — A Piqua mother was shocked to discover the contents on a mysterious cell phone she found in between her cushions last couch month. That discovery resulted in the arraignment of a Piqua man who owned the phone Thursday in municipal court. Travis K. Ferryman, 22, has been charged with one count of felony pandering obscenity involving a minor stemming from a Dec. 2 incident at a Piqua home where the suspect accidentally left his phone. Ferryman had been communicating with a 15year-old girl that day. The girl’s mother told her to stop speaking with Ferryman, according to the Piqua Police Department. A short time later the mother discovered a cell phone belonging to Ferryman under a couch cushion and upon investigating made a shocking discovery —a naked video of her juvenile daughter. The phone belonged to Ferryman, authorities allege. Ferryman was given a See Nude video/Page 2
Library displaying art of former Piqua woman Paintings by Marilyn Phillis featured PIQUA — The Piqua Public Library is bringing color into cold, gray, January days with new watercolor displays The January lobby display at the Piqua Public Library showcases the talents of an artist with local ties. Former Piqua resident Marilyn Hughey Phillis will be featured. Her line drawings and watercolors have earned her a place in Who’s Who in American
Art and similar volumes. Her work was selected to be part of the Ohio Watercolor Society’s Exhibition in 2012. She has also had work exhibited internationally. Phillis, who now resides in Wheeling, W.Va., has exhibited with both regional and national juried exhibitions, including the American Watercolor Society, San Diego Watercolor International, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, Kentucky Aqueous NaPROVIDED PHOTO tional and the New England The work of former Piqua resident Marilyn Hughey Phillis, watercolor artist and author, will be featured at the Piqua Public Library See Art/Page 2 through January.
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Michael R. Walter TROY — Michael R. Walter, 54 of Troy, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Hospice of Dayton. Michael w a s b o r n June 8, 1958, in Greenville, to WALTER Don and Joyce (Byrum) Walter of Greenville. In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his wife, Cathy (Corry) Walter whom he married Aug. 29, 1986; children, Kristen Walter of Troy, Ashley Walter of Troy, and Michael Walter II of Troy; and brother and sister-inlaw, Scott and Ruth Walter of Orange County, ANTHONY WEBER/CIVITAS MEDIA PHOTO Calif. St. Joseph’s House Director Dick Steineman disMichael is preceded in cusses requirements of the cold shelter Thursday at death by a brother, Brian St. Joseph’s House in Troy. Walter; paternal grandparents, Ray and Alma Walter; and maternal grandparents, Hershel
Cold snap draws more people to St. Joseph’s House BY NATALIE KNOTH Civitas Media firstname.lastname@example.org TROY — Due to bitterly cold weather, St. Joseph’s House — which is now designated as a cold shelter — has seen an increase in the number of people needing a place to stay overnight. Through March, individuals can arrive at 207 E. Main St. between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. to receive a place to sleep, some food and a warm shower, said owner Dick Steineman. “Just yesterday (Jan. 2) I got two calls from guys sleeping their cars. Even in this weather, it’s tough sleeping in the car. We want to afford them some food and a place to sleep,” Steineman. St. said Patrick’s Soup Kitchen, which he also owns, has also had more women and children, he added. At the cold shelter, Steineman said people of all backgrounds have arrived for a place to stay. One man lost his job after 27 years without any savings, and another found himself on the streets after his girlfriend kicked him out. On Thursday morning a 19-year-old was leaving the shelter to go for a drug test required as part of the interview process for a job. He praised Steineman for getting him off the streets at night. “He’s a great guy. I would call him a hometown hero,” he said of Steineman. Providing a warm place for individuals to sleep prepares individuals for a day of job hunting and relieves some of the anxiety inherent in job hunting, Steineman said. “Everyone’s situation is different, and with the mental-health issues some have, you don’t want anyone getting so depressed that they do something to themselves and give up,” Steineman said. Searching for minimum-wage work sometimes requires at least three interviews, he said, meaning they could be out
Robber Continued from page 1 member of the public. A gun was not recovered and police said “as far as we know he did not possess a firearm.” It as the city’s first bank robbery since Sept. 24,
Groundbreaking set for Troy soup kitchen TROY — A groundbreaking for St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen, 25 N. Mulberry, is slated for Feb. 4, though construction will have to wait until the weather warms, said owner Dick Steineman. The facility will be moving from 419 E. Main St. Steineman said the building will be constructed with historic character in mind. The back of the property will be fenced in and include a place to individuals to mingle. “No matter what, people in a small apartment by themselves will want to be outside, so we set up picnic tables,” he said.
Byrum and Pauline Berry Byrum. Michael was a physician assistant at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy and formerly at Upper Valley Family Care in Troy and Piqua. Michael was a member of United Ginghamsburg Methodist Church in Tipp City and was an avid Troy Hockey enthusiast. A celebration of Michael’s life will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with John Jung officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens in Darke County. Memorial contributions may be made to any Hospice Organization or Darke County Cancer Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com.
Art Continued from page 1 Watercolor Society, among others. She also has received numerous awards for her work. Phillis also is the author of Watermedia Techniques for Releasing the Creative Spirit, published in 1992. She has also been published in several periodicals in the United States, England and China and is the author of Painting from the Imagination, published in The Artist Magazine. Dr. Charles Dietz, for-
recognizance bond following his brief arraignment and he is next due back in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. While he is out on bond he is to have no contact, direct or indirect, with the victim in the case or her family. of job for two weeks or He also has been more. charged with a related “You can’t just walk out case of obstructing official and get a job anymore,” he said. St. Joseph’s House operates as a men’s shelter during the warm months, Continued from page 1 mandating that individuSens. Heidi Heitkamp als not smoke in the home, drink or bring back of North Dakota, Elizawomen. It was made a beth Warren of Massachucold shelter in December, setts, Tammy Baldwin of with rules relaxed, after a Wisconsin, Mazie Hirono man was found dead on of Hawaii and Deb Fisthe riverbank; a few days cher of Nebraska were earlier he had been asked among the newcomers to leave for not abiding by sworn in, raising the the shelter’s rules, Steine- number of women in the Senate to a record 20. Tim man said. “We want to get them Scott of South Carolina help, and we’re not going became the first black Reto lock the door on them,” publican in the Senate in Steineman said. “They can more than three decades. On the first day of a come into our cold shelter in any state, as long as new term, one veteran they’re not going to cause made a stirring comeback. a scene. They can come in, Republican Sen. Mark take a shower, go to bed.” Kirk of Illinois returned Steineman also con- to the Capitol for the first nects individuals with time since suffering a case management services stroke a year ago, walking at Miami County Recov- slowly up the 45 steps to ery Council and Buckeye the Capitol with the use of a cane. “Good to see House. Everyone must leave you, guys,” he said. Across the Capitol, chilthe shelter at 9 the next morning. Many walk a dren and grandchildren block to First Presbyte- squirmed through openrian Church to receive a ing formalities that ended with Boehner’s election as free breakfast, he said. the most powerful Republican in a government where President Barack Obama will soon be sworn 2004, when another bank in to a second term and robbery struck the same his fellow Democrats conbank, which at the time trol the Senate. “At $16 trillion and riswas People’s Savings Bank. In an unrelated case, ing, our national debt is Smith was arraigned on a draining free enterprise felony charge of non-sup- and weakening the ship of port in common pleas court state,” said the Ohio Republican, whose struggles Wednesday.
PIQUA — Margaret M. Stafford, 92, of Piqua, went home to be with the Lord at 6 : 0 1 p . m . Tuesd a y , Jan. 1, 2013, at her residence. She w a s STAFFORD born in Logan, W.Va., on July 31, 1920, to the late Harry and Edith (Nicely) Tolley. She married Frank Stafford. He preceded her in death in 1966. Margaret is survived by three daughters and sonin-law, Linda and Budgie Davis of Piqua, Lois and Mike Chappie of Piqua and Betty and Roger Sipple of Danridge, Tenn.; three sons and daughtersin-law, Jack and Ruth Stafford of Marysville, Roland Stafford of Taylorsville, W.Va. and Harry Stafford; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-greatgrandchildren; and one
great-great-greatgrandchild. She was preceded in death by four sons, Sidney “Sid” A. Stafford, Charles Stafford, Clarence Stafford and Paul Stafford; two brothers, Jack Tolley and William Tolley; and one sister, Donna Jean Grimmeth. Margaret was a member of Piqua Apostolic Church, Piqua. She was a loving homemaker. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Piqua Apostolic Church, Piqua, with the Rev. Dan Hathaway officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 24 p.m. Sunday at Piqua Apostolic Church, Piqua. Arrangements are being handled by MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Memorial contributions may be made to Piqua Apostolic Church, P.O. Box 739, Piqua, OH 45356 or the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.
Colombe I. Nicholas mer director of the Zanesville Ohio Art Center, has described Phillis as a “romantic visual poet” and further stated that she uses “liquid color to distill the essence of subject and concept.” The Marilyn Hughey Phillis watercolor display will run now through the end of the month. For those who are interested in fine arts, the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibition will arrive at the library on Jan. 16. with showings Monday through Saturday from 12-5 p.m.
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DANVILLE, Calif. — Colombe I. Nicholas, 100, a former resident of Piqua, d i e d peacefully at h e r home on Nov. 2 8 , NICHOLAS 2012, in Danville, Calif. Mrs. Nicholas was once married to Dimitri P.
Nicholas. She was the beloved mother of Colombe M. Nicholas, Nicole Greenwald and Camille Kassatly. Her daughters wrote: “Not a day goes by, without missing your unique and incomparable humor and wisdom.” In addition to her three daughters, she is survived by two sons-in-law, Leonard Rosenberg and Edward Kassatly; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Piqua police seek public’s aid in finding missing local resident
business, and that case remains pending, court records show. Piqua police Deputy Chief Tom Steiner said after the mother of the victim found the phone she immediately contacted the police. Steiner said the underage girl was a willing participant regarding the cell phone video that was allegedly captured by Ferryman.
PIQUA — Police are asking the public for assistance c o n cerning the disappearance of JINDANI a 26year-old man named Jamil Jindani, who is 5 feet 9 inches tall, 150 pounds, Caucasian with black hair and brown eyes. Jindani was last seen at
4:45 p.m. on Jan. 2 in the 400 block of West Ash Street, but lives at 713 Covington Ave. He was wearing a green jacket with gray and black on it and blue pants. He has no car, no relatives or friends in the area. He is believed to be endangered because he takes medication. Those with information are encouraged to contact the Piqua Police Department at 778-2027 or 9-1-1 with information concerning his whereabouts.
to control his members persisted to the final weekend of the 112th Congress when “fiscal cliff ” legislation finally cleared. “The American dream is in peril so long as its namesake is weighed down by this anchor of debt. Break its hold and we will begin to set our economy free. Jobs will come home. Confidence will come back.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he, too, is ready for attempts to rein in federal spending, but laid down a few conditions. “Any future budget agreements must balance the need for thoughtful spending reductions with revenue from the wealthiest among us and closing wasteful tax loopholes,” he said. That was in keeping with Obama’s remarks after Congress had agreed on fiscal cliff legislation to raise taxes for the wealthy while keeping them level for the middle class. Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have other ideas, both having said in recent days that the days of raising taxes are over. “Now is the time to get serious about spending,” McConnell said. “And if the past few weeks have taught us anything, that means the president
needs to show up early this time.” People won’t “tolerate the kind of lastminute crises that we’ve seen again and again over the past four years as a result of this president’s chronic inactivity and refusal to lead on the pressing issues of the day.” While neither Boehner nor Reid mentioned immigration in their openingday speeches, Obama is expected to highlight the issue in the first State of the Union address of his new term. Lawmakers are already working toward a compromise they hope can clear both houses. Most Democrats have long favored legislation to give millions of illegal immigrants a chance at citizenship, and Republicans have stoutly resisted. Now, though, many within the GOP appear ready to reconsider, after watching with alarm as Obama ran up an estimated 71 percent of the Hispanic vote in winning re-election over Mitt Romney in November. There is little doubt that fiscal issues are at the forefront, though, as they have been since the economy cratered more than four years ago. The issue dominated the justended Congress from beginning to end as tea party-backed lawmakers pressed relentlessly to cut
spending and reduce deficits. They met with decidedly mixed success. They won Obama’s signature on $1 trillion in cuts over a decade after using the debt limit as leverage, but were forced into a humiliating surrender a year ago after trying to block an extension in payroll tax cuts. And in the last major act of the 112th Congress, they were forced to swallow legislation that contained next-to-no spending cuts, raised tax rates on the wealthy while keeping them even for the middle class and boosted deficits by an estimated $4 trillion over a decade. And now, the newly enfranchised Congress will begin by raising deficits. National flood insurance legislation to help victims of Hurricane Sandy will create slightly more than $9 billion in red ink if it passes as expected today.
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Gradual warm-up in forecast High pressure brings lots of sunshine for today with highs in the upper 20s. Winds will be breezy out of the southwest putting a chill in the air. Temperatures gradually warm for the weekend with highs in the low to mid 30. The warming trend continues next week, with a high of 40 expected on Wednesday. High: 28 Low: 13.
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COLD WITH CHANCE OF SNOW HIGH: 32
REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday 29 at 2:39 p.m. Low Yesterday 11 at 3:33 a.m. Normal High 35 Normal Low 21 Record High 65 in 1897 Record Low -17 in 1904
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Edison Community nursing instructor Carla Strater, right, pins student Chantelle Clark on Dec. 13 at the college’s fall pinning ceremony for nursing students. PIQUA — The Edison Community College nursing program honored its most recent crop of graduates into the profession on Thursday, Dec. 13, with a pinning ceremony held before a packed gymnasium filled with family and friends at the Piqua Campus. The pinning ceremony is a time-honored tradition in which the graduate nurse is presented to family and friends as a professional who is about to practice nursing and the graduate is usually “pinned” by the faculty members who have worked with the students throughout their course of study. Each school has a unique pin, which serves as a symbol of the successful completion of a rigorous curriculum, which prepares its graduates to administer to the sick and injured and promote health through the practice of nursing. Edison President Dr. Cristobal Valdez gave an opening speech praising the hard work and determination of the students, while recognizing the sacrifices made by the family members who have
supported them along the way to completing their degree. “For a nursing student, being pinned signifies the transition from student nurse to professional nurse and the pinning ceremony provides an opportunity for public acknowledgement of this journey,” said Gwen Stevenson, dean of nursing and health sciences. “Our students tend to develop close bonds with faculty members and the ceremony provides closure to the end of a long, challenging course of study. With the added presence of family members and friends the ceremony is filled with great emotion and meaning for all.” Each of the 33 graduates had the opportunity to submit a word of thanks to those who have made the end of this portion of their education possible, which was read as they received their pin from an Edison nursing faculty member. Many used the opportunity to share individual stories of sacrifice and triumphing over adversity, the bonds that were formed between classmates and the deep
appreciation held for the Edison nursing faculty. “The pinning ceremony is a bittersweet moment for the faculty, since it’s bringing our time with these students to a close,” said Julie Willenbrink, assistant professor of nursing. “We prepare them for the nursing profession and watch them grow from inexperienced caregivers to graduate nursing students who are very eager to learn and begin their careers.” Graduates of the program will move on to the next phase of their career, which involves taking the registered nurse licensing exam and seeking employment. The nursing program recently underwent a site visit from the Ohio Board of Nursing, an accreditation process that’s performed every five years. The results of the review will be made public in March of 2013. In 2011, the program earned an eight-year accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, the highest level a program can receive.
In Brief Yoga classes at the YWCA Piqua
nental Army or gave material aid to the cause of freedom in the American PIQUA — Join Katie Revolution. Program will be Nardechia for the new five- “Saratoga: The Turning week session of Yoga at the Point.” YWCA Piqua beginning Jan. 7. Classes will run FFA alumni from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Monday sponsors nights. “Yoga is a physical, men- basket bingo tal and spiritual discipline CASSTOWN — The originating in ancient Miami East FFA Alumni India. The goal of Yoga is the attainment of a state of Chapter is sponsoring a perfect spiritual insight and Basket Bingo at 2 p.m. Suntranquility and the ulti- day, Jan. 27 in the Miami mate improvement of one’s East High Cafeteria. This is health,” Nardechia said. a change in location from years. “Each class will begin with previous Longaberger Baskets will centering which involves be the prize for the 20 emphasis on the breath. games, with the grand prize This allows participants to become centered and being a retired basket feagrounded for the practice.” ture. Doors will open at 1:30 Throughout the class a p.m. Tickets are $20 for the 20 variety of “asanas,” (postures), will be taught and games and a raffle entry. practiced. Some of these There also will be raffles, postures are seated and extra games and concessions sales offered. All winsome are standing. For more information on ning tie-breaking cards win class fees or registration, a consolation prize of a stop at the YWCA Piqua at Longaberger product. Tickets may be pur418 N. Wayne St., call 7736626, or e-mail info@yw- chased by calling the Miami East FFA Alumni Chapter capiqua.com. at 335-7070, ext. 3212, or by purchasing them at the DAR to meet door. TROY — The PiquaAll funds raised will be Lewis Boyer Daughters of donated to the Miami East the American Revolution FFA Chapter in support of (DAR) and Fort Pickaw- their community activities illany Society Children of and leadership developthe American Revolution ment. (CAR) will meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan.12, at the Troy After-prom Hayner Cultural Center. Prospective women mem- committee bers are welcome to attend meeting slated as well as children and stuCOVINGTON — The dents. C.A.R., the nation’s oldest, largest, patriotic Covington High School youth organization, offers Junior Class After-Prom membership to anyone Committee will meet at under the age of 21, lineally 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, in descended from someone the CHS library. Those who who served in the Conti- would like to chaperone
and/or participate in the 2013 after-prom activities, are invited to attend. For more information, call Michelle Henry at (937) 418-1898.
Piqua spelling bee Jan. 15 PIQUA — The Piqua City Spelling Bee, involving students from Piqua City Schools and Piqua Catholic will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the Piqua High School CPA. One winner and runner up from the city bee will be chosen to represent our city in the county bee. School Building student representatives participating in the city bee include: • Washington — Aubrie Brandon and Anna Willoughby • Wilder — Mason Perry and Sharon Miller • Springcreek — Reagan Sloan and Kaila Smith • Bennett — Shelby Iddings and Isaac Drzewiecki • Favorite Hill — Stella Fielder and Gage Hammer • Piqua Junior High School — Willis Young and Isaac Gambill • Piqua Catholic — Alanna O’Leary and Shannon Staley • High Street — Isabella Reyes and Natalie Fogt
UVCC seeking employers for seniors PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center Career Advancement Center is seeking companies to employ seniors through the Early Placement Program. Already 25 local companies have expressed an interest. Many of those employers participate on an annual
basis. Early Placement allows qualifying seniors to earn early-release, work-privileges by establishing a school record that meets the criteria in areas of grades, attendance, citizenship, and skill development. The Early Placement experience can begin as early as Jan. 21. Students are typically available weekday afternoons, evenings, and weekends as required. Those interested in hiring an Upper Valley Career Center senior for a temporary or permanent position are asked to contact Maria Bayless, Career Placement Coordinator at 778-1980, ext. 284 or email@example.com for complete details about the Early Placement Program.
Knitting and crocheting classes offered at YWCA Piqua PIQUA — Barb Foster will be teaching the basic techniques of knitting and crocheting for adults at the YWCA Piqua beginning Wednesday, Jan. 9. The class will be held from 6:158:15 p.m. “The five-week class will give students the opportunity to learn how to read patterns and make those fabulous accessories everyone talks about,” Foster said. “Students at all skill levels will be able to make some fun projects in class.” A supply list is available at the front desk. For more information on class fees or registration, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 414 N. Wayne St., call 7736626 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
YWCA hosts Fitness Center open house PIQUA — Find out how to “Get Fit for the New Year” at the YWCA Fitness Open House from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. The sample health evening will feature demonstrations of the seven different cardiovascular machines as well as the strength and stretching areas in the fitness center. Fitness Center consultant Emily Brookhart will be available throughout the evening to demonstrate use of the equipment. Brookhart has also set up orientation times for both new and current members to show them proper use of equipment. “To use exercise equipment for maximum effectiveness, it is best to know exactly what it does and use it correctly during workouts,” Brookhart said. “The YWCA also offers Zumba and twoYoga classes including a new ‘Cardio’ Yoga class in January 2013.” The Zumba class, led by Andrea Hoover, is the exercise class set to Latin music with calorie-burning, body energizing and awe-inspiring movements which will help you achieve long-term benefits. The last 15 minutes of class incorporate light strength training and toning using 3#-5# hand weights. Zumba classes are ongoing and take place at the YWCA on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Yoga, instructed by Katie Nardecchia, meets on Mondays from 6:157:30 p.m. Yoga classes involve “centering,”
“asanas,” and end with relaxation techniques. A new five week session begins Feb. 18. New in 2013 is “Cardio Yoga” taught by Katie Nardecchia. This is a vigorous exercise with cardio, strength building, core work, “Asanas” and meditation all wrapped into one. “It’s a great mental workout with more calories burnt,” Nardecchia said. Zumba, Yoga and Tai Chi exercise classes will be demonstrated and chair massages and relexology will also be available for those attending the Fitness Open House. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes given at the open house which is open to the public with no charge. “You won’t want to miss this opportunity to treat yourself to a fun night and learn how you can improve your personal health and begin an exercise program at the same time,” Brookhart said. “The Health Committee at the YWCA is committed to providing programs and activities to empower women to a healthy lifestyle. Our sample health open house will introduce women of all ages to a variety of ways to a healthier you,” said Lynn Marroletti, program director at the YWCA. Inclement weather date for the open house will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. For more information, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626, or e-mail email@example.com.
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Teaching gift of respect for others
Mother of the Munchkins
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y 11- and 9-year-old daughters believe we are poor due to the simple fact they pack their school lunches. I once again burned the lining of my nose with coffee upon hearing this news, not only because it was unsettling but had an oddly familiar ring to it, in several ways. You see, in my elementary school days, a time in history when people rode dinosaurs and took baths at the nearest body of outdoor water, (According to my munchkins) the unpopular kids packed their lunch. It did not matter if lunch came wrapped in fancy Tupperware containers or in the latest, greatest Strawberry Shortcake tin lunchbox, (OK, that dates me) or that you had a lunch, when some did not. If it came from home this equated to your being a big, fat nobody. Halfway through my sixth-grade year my family moved to the opposite end of town which resulted in a change of schools and, surprise, the situation was reversed. The popular kids packed their lunch while those considered unpopular, poor, and other silly, childish notions of who was in, who was out, bought from the cafeteria. As a kid who bought her lunch at the old school you can imagine my disappointment at the new school. You’d also think such exposure to opposite sides of the fence, so to speak, would have produced a light-bulb over my young head that this whole bought or packed lunch hierarchy was for the birds. However, nothing came to mind other than deciding lunch period really sucked and I was missing out. Flash forward mumblemumble years, with the advent of cars and running water, my two young, impressionable girls believe they have been dealt a have-not in life all because of a packed lunch. Nevermind the fact that they both despise practically everything on the school BETHANY J. ROYER menu so their packed Staff Writer lunch makes for not only email@example.com having a meal but one they will actually enjoy and eat. I find some comfort that they’ll learn to appreciate exactly what they had growing up in due time. Yet, I can’t help to wonder where they get these crazy, fickle notions? Course, it’s not just kids but adults, too, being fickle about an assortment of haves and have-nots. Yours truly can attest to this today as I all too well remember how I did a lot of kicking and screaming when I had to move back into my childhood room nearly three years ago following my divorce. It was hard to appreciate what my mother was providing for me, for my girls, such as a roof over our heads, food on the table, etc., as I licked my wounded ego over how it was being provided. That I was just one basement bedroom at my folks’ house away from complete ruin. But no frets, the Universe knocked me down a few pegs in this adult size, lunchroom lesson, especially after a few individuals voiced sentiments of envy over my situation. Hunh?! Is this a packed lunch or a purchase from the school cafeteria? Which is in and which is out? It was flooring, odd, sometimes heartbreaking, to listen to individuals wanton of my newly acquired but not the least bit wanted side of the fence. That being the newly single mother of two with no concerns over a mortgage, no job hassles, and the luxury of going back to school. To some, I was living the high life, I had a bought lunch, with swoons over my chance at finding new love, to start over fresh. All of this was disturbing to someone who really just wanted to go back to exactly what she had before, the life she had taken woefully for granted. A life I had previously compared to a packed lunch, a have-not, that I was missing something. The lesson here is we never seem happy with what we’ve got, do we? Never appreciative of right here and right now, always looking for a greener patch of grass or a bought lunch. Or packed. Learning to appreciate exactly what we have is not always easy until it’s gone. It’s hard not to be swept up in what everyone else around us has or what they may be doing and be green with envy. A prime example is when New Year’s Eve rolled around, instead of getting into a funk about not being able to make big splashy plans as others were doing, that I could not go out to do something outrageous with a lot of people, I was more than happy to spend time in exactly the perfect place without another care or single want in the world. I spent it in jail ... I’ve been dying to write that and no, it wasn’t for anything bad. Michael had to work that night so I showed up at the sheriff’s office just before midnight, never more content and happy in my life at what the Universe has granted me right here and right now. A second chance at appreciating exactly what I have ... Course, to keep things interesting we added another moniker to our titles that evening. As if ex-husband/exwife/boyfriend/girlfriend (Occasional slips of wife or husband) isn’t confusing enough we thought fiance and fiancee should even everything out. And whether someone thinks that is a packed or bought lunch is in the eyes of the beholder. I think it is just perfect.
Children heed Mother Nature; so should we H
to a safe area a few hundred ere at home, U.S. govyards away. ernment action on cliGirls wearing the tradimate change has been tional brightly embroidered paralyzed by politics, but skirts and coin-embossed tops American taxpayers are acof the Hmong tribe drop their tually trying to make things Disney princess backpacks better abroad, whether they and stand watching as their know it or not. At the front classmates tend to some of the lines in the climate change COKIE AND “injured” students. They know war, there’s no argument about whether weather dis- STEVE ROBERTS these drills could mean the difference between life and death, asters come more frequently Columnists since many children have been and ferociously. The only lost in flooding streams and under landquestion is what to do about them. As a trustee of Save the Children, slides. The kids now know how to protect Cokie recently traveled to the agency’s programs in Vietnam, deemed by the themselves and warn their families World Bank as one of the five countries against impending disaster. Save the Children has established evacuation sites most at risk from climate change. Rising sea levels and more frequent with clean water available, put systems rainfalls are already affecting about 40 in place where teachers and parents copercent of the Mekong Delta, where chil- operate to get children to school and back dren accounted for 90 percent of the home safely in rising floodwaters, and in some areas handed out floating backdeaths from recent floods. During the Vietnam War, newscasts packs that can serve as life vests. The U.S. Agency for International Decarried regular reports from the Mekong Delta battlefield. But after centuries of velopment funds many of these “disaster war and decades of poverty, Vietnam has risk reduction” projects as part of the ofstruggled into the ranks of middle-class ficial American response to climate countries, only to see its future now change. There might not be much movethreatened by weather that can drown ment here at home, but the U.S. government is actively addressing altered farms and devastate fishing. Government officials at both the fed- weather patterns abroad. And U.S. AID eral and district levels rank climate has plans to invest in clean energy to help change as a major obstacle to Vietnam’s the countries it assists move to more lowdevelopment, telling visitors: “We’re see- emission development. But greenhouse gases don’t stop at naing storms in places we’ve never seen them before.” One of those places is Yen tional borders, and the absence of an international plan of action means that Bai province. Driving northwest from Hanoi, dodg- Vietnam and the other countries on the ing the thousands of motorbikes on a environmental edge are likely to suffer road lined with bustling shops celebrat- more disasters from ever higher waters ing capitalism in this communist country, and ever stronger winds. At the recent United Nations climate one sees the landscape eventually shift to rice fields interrupted by banana groves conference in Doha, Qatar, even the and small vegetable plots. These crops highly unusual sight of the chief negotiaprovide the income for many of the area’s tor for the Philippines breaking into tears to plead for his typhoon-ravaged country almost 800,000 people. Much of the population in the Tran Yen failed to move many of the major coundistrict of Yen Bai province is made up of tries, including the United States, to acethnic minorities who don’t speak Viet- tion. The best the meeting could come up namese. Save the Children has been im- with was an extension of the current cliplementing bilingual education programs mate protocols. The little Hmong children in the for the children of the area, but for these kids to learn they must first be safe, so mountains of Vietnam know that more is disaster drills are a regular part of the needed. They can tell visiting Americans what happens when too many trees are curriculum. Hong Ca primary school sits at the cut or when a manufacturer spews polluend of a muddy mountain road. The tion, and they’re educating their parents large yellow building, with a huge mural as well. Too bad those kids can’t come here. above the door of Ho Chi Minh tying a red scarf around a schoolgirl’s neck, Maybe they could educate our politicians backs up to a wall of mud. When teach- to take action on the home front about a ers sound a drum and blare a mega- situation threatening us all. phone-enhanced siren, children file out Steve and Cokie Roberts can be conin an orderly fashion and move quickly from the landslide-threatened building tacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To the Editor: On Christmas Eve, an 84-year-old lady was taking a nap. I heard a knock at my door. A person opened the door and there stood a small child saying “Merry Christmas,” with a gift from the child’s grandmother. Oh, how precious of a grandmother and mother teaching a child the gift of giving and gift of love. We thanked the child for the gifts he turned and quickly said “You’re welcome.” Oh, how precious, he was taught the gift of respect for others. God bless you all. —Katie Ellis Piqua
Editorial roundup Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States: Dec. 30 San Francisco Chronicle on Russia’s adoption policy: Russian President Vladimir Putin just signed a cruel and spiteful law that will bar Americans from adopting Russian children. The law will wreck the lives of the 46 children whose American adoptions were already under way, hundreds of other American families who had launched the adoption process, and the lives of countless children to come who will now live out their childhoods in Russian orphanages. Americans adopt nearly a thousand Russian children every year. The worst part is, Putin did it just to thumb his nose at the Americans for daring to protest his government’s loathsome human rights record. It wasn’t enough for Putin to crush dissenters and others who object to his increasingly autocratic rule he had to bring vulnerable orphans into it, too. The new law was originally written as a tit-for-tat response to the U.S. Magnitsky Act. Sergei Magnitsky was a 37-year-old lawyer who was beaten and left to die in a Russian prison after implicating many Russian officials in a massive fraud scheme and in a rare bipartisan moment, the U.S. Congress passed travel and financial sanctions against those officials believed to be responsible for his death. Those officials remain quite powerful in Russia, however which is why the Kremlin drafted a bill to impose similar visa and asset freezes on Americans accused of violating Russians’ rights abroad. That would have been enough to make their point, wretched as that point was. Now those children have fallen victim to a political game which has nothing to do with them and everything to do with Russian officials’ outrageous sense of wounded pride. What’s truly outrageous is denying these children, many of whom had already bonded with their prospective adoptive parents, the chance to have a family and a home.
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Friday, January 4, 2013
Mom using restaurant table to change baby takes the cake DEAR ABBY: My wife and I run a restaurant in a small town. Recently, my wife came home on my day off and told me that during the lunch hour, one of our servers had come into the kitchen and announced that they’d need extra sanitizer on table 29 because a mother was changing her baby on it! What has happened in our society that people don’t understand that this is unsanitary and rude? Had I been there, I don’t know that I could have kept a civil tongue, and I feel like people today regard my disgust as unreasonable. Is there something I’m missing here? — CAFE CRAZY
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In this Jan. 13, 2012, file photo, Former Vice President Al Gore, Current TV chairman and co-founder, participates in the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena , Calif. Al-Jazeera, the Pan-Arab news channel that has struggled to win space on American cable television, has acquired Current TV, Gore confirmed Wednesday. BY RYAN NAKASHIMA news and the network will from the Bush administrahave its headquarters in tion for reluctance among AP Business Writer New York, spokesman Stan cable and satellite compaLOS ANGELES — With Collender said. nies to show the network. its purchase of left-leaning Collender said there are Even so, Al-Jazeera has Current TV, the Pan-Arab no rules against foreign garnered respect for its abilnews channel Al-Jazeera ownership of a cable chan- ity to build a serious news has fulfilled a long-held nel — unlike the strict rules product in a short time. In a quest to reach tens of mil- limiting foreign ownership statement announcing the lions of U.S. homes. But its of free-to-air TV stations. He deal, it touted numerous new audience immediately said the move is based on U.S. journalism awards it got a little smaller. demand, adding that 40 received in 2012, including The nation’s second- percent of viewing traffic on the Robert F. Kennedy Jourlargest TV operator, Time Al-Jazeera English’s web- nalism Award Grand Prize Warner Cable Inc., dropped site is from the U.S. and the Scripps Howard Current after the deal was “This is a pure business Award for Television/Cable confirmed Wednesday, a decision based on recog- In-Depth Reporting. sign that the channel will nized demand,” Collender But there may be a culhave an uphill climb to ex- said. “When people watch ture clash at the network. pand its reach. Al-Jazeera, they tend to like Dave Marash, a former “Our agreement with it a great deal.” “Nightline” reporter who Current has been termiPrevious to Al-Jazeera’s worked for Al-Jazeera in nated and we will no longer purchase, Current TV was Washington, said he left the be carrying the service. We in 60 million homes. It is network in 2008 in part beare removing the service as carried by Comcast Corp., cause he sensed an antiquickly as possible,” the company said in a stateSolve it ment. Still, the acquisition of Current, the news network that cofounded by former Vice President Al Gore, boosts Al-Jazeera’s reach in the U.S. beyond a few large Complete the U.S. metropolitan areas ingrid so every row, cluding New York and column and 3 x 3 Washington nearly ninefold box contains to about 40 million homes. every digit from Gore confirmed the sale 1 to 9 inclusively. Wednesday, saying in a statement that Al-Jazeera THURSDAY’S SOLUTION shares Current TV’s mission “to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling.” Al-Jazeera, owned by the government of Qatar, plans which owned less than a 10 American bias there. Al-Jazeera English went to gradually transform Cur- percent stake in Current rent into a network called TV, as well as DirecTV. Nei- on the air in November Al-Jazeera America by ther company announced 2006. It moved quickly to esadding five to 10 new U.S. plans to drop the channel. tablish a strong presence on In 2010, Al-Jazeera Eng- the Internet, launching web bureaus beyond the five it has now and hiring more lish’s managing director, streaming services and emjournalists. More than half Tony Burman, blamed a bracing new social media of the content will be U.S. “very aggressive hostility” services such as Twitter in
part to compensate for its lack of a presence on U.S. airwaves. The English news network has a different news staff and a separate budget from the Arabic network, which launched in 1996. They and the company’s growing stable of other AlJazeera branded channels are overseen by Sheik Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, a member of Qatar’s royal family. Sheik Ahmed took over last year following the abrupt resignation of the company’s longtime Palestinian head, Wadah Khanfar, who was widely credited with helping build AlJazeera into an influential global brand. In his departure note to staff, he said he was leaving behind “a mature organization” that “will continue to maintain its trailblazing path.” Both the English and the Arabic channels actively covered the protests, violence and political upheaval that have become known as the Arab Spring. Current, meanwhile, began as a groundbreaking effort to promote user-generated content. But it has settled into a more conventional format of political talk television with a liberal bent. Gore worked on-air as an analyst during its recent election night coverage. Its leading personalities are former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Cenk Uygur, a former political commentator on MSNBC who hosts the show called “The Young Turks.” Current signed Keith Olbermann to be its top host in 2011 but his tenure lasted less than a year before it ended in bad blood on both sides.
■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker You are declarer with the West hand at Six Hearts, and North leads the jack of clubs. You play the queen from dummy and win South’s king with the ace. When you cash the A-K of hearts, North turns up with the Q-10-8, so you must lose a trump trick. How would you proceed from here?
Obviously, you must try to dispose of both of your club losers before North can gain the lead with the trump queen to cash the setting trick in clubs. If all goes well, you can deposit one club on a spade and another on dummy’s
Test your play fourth diamond. The only problem is which of the two suits to play first. Strangely enough, the proper method of play calls for tackling the diamonds first. There is an excellent reason for this, as can be demonstrated by assuming that the North hand looks something like:
If you started by playing the K-Q-A of spades, North would ruff the third one and cash the ten of clubs to put you down one. But if you started by playing the A-K-Q of diamonds and learned that
North originally had four diamonds (after South showed out on the third round), you could safely continue with the fourth round of diamonds and discard one of your clubs. You would then play the K-Q-A of spades and just get under the wire by discarding your remaining club loser on the third round of spades. Your only loser on this line of play would be a trump. However, if North turned up with precisely three diamonds, you could not afford to continue with a fourth round of diamonds, since North could ruff and cash a club to defeat you. In that case you would play three rounds of spades next,
hoping North could not ruff, and then lead dummy’s last diamond to get rid of your remaining club. The underlying principle is simple enough. Since it is impossible to make the contract if North has less than three diamonds, you proceed on the assumption that he has at least three. You therefore lead diamonds first to see exactly how many he started with and adapt your play according to what develops. Leading diamonds first can never be the cause of losing the contract, but leading spades first might be.
DEAR “CRAZY”: I don’t know who you have been talking to, but your disgust is NOT “unreasonable.” What that mother was missing was common sense and courtesy for those around her. I agree that changing a baby on a restaurant table was out of the ballpark — particularly if a changing table was available in the women’s restroom of your cafe. (I’m assuming there is one, but if there isn’t, the situation should be immediately rectified.) DEAR ABBY: My husband, “Gene,” and I were married for five years until our divorce six months ago. We still live together and are dating each other. We had so many issues, I felt there needed to be a fresh start, including filing for divorce and living apart. Now that we have started over, moved away from our hometown and gotten rid of several “friends,” our issues are gone and we’re financially stable. In fact, our relationship is better than ever. Since things are now worked out, I’d like us to get remarried. I told him before our divorce that I hoped we could resolve things and marry again. Now he’s not sure, because he says if we got divorced again, he couldn’t bear the hurt. He says he still doesn’t understand why our “fresh start” included a divorce. Abby, we love each other. We want to be together forever and have children. I don’t want to be dating my ex-husband indefinitely. Do you have advice for us? — GOING NOWHERE IN
ABIGAIL VAN BUREN
Advice WASHINGTON DEAR GOING NOWHERE: I sure do. In the interest of solidifying your fresh start, you and Gene should sign up for some premarital counseling. If you do, you may be able to help him understand why you felt the way you did. With counseling, you can be sure that your problems are fully resolved, and it may reassure him that this time there won’t be another divorce. If you are thinking about a religious ceremony, the officiant may even require it. DEAR ABBY: My sister and mother went to a movie recently. My sister became concerned that her husband and kids were locked out of the house, so she quickly took out her phone and texted her husband. It took less than 30 seconds. A minute later a large man came down the stairs of the theater, got right in her face and began berating her — telling her she was rude for pulling out her phone. It was so upsetting that she and Mom got up and left. I understand that she should have stepped out of the theater to text. However, the man caused more of a scene than her texting did. What makes people think it is OK to treat people badly? — HOLLY IN KOKOMO DEAR HOLLY: The same thing that made your sister think it was OK to use her cellphone in a darkened theater. She’s lucky that all she got was a lecture because these days many people have short fuses. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Rare Stephen King book for auction in Maine
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A signed copy of a rare Stephen King book is up for auction at a Maine bookstore, with proceeds going to a nearby homeless shelter’s emergency home heating fund. The copy of “The Regulators,” written by horror writer and Maine native King under the pen name Richard Bachman, was donated by a customer of Scottie’s Bookhouse in Hancock. Owner Michael Riggs says there are only 550 copies of the book in a special collector’s box. Auction proceeds will go to the Emmaus Homeless Tomorrow: To win or Shelter’s emergency fuel not to win. fund in Ellsworth.
Emmaus director Sister Lucille MacDonald tells WABI-TV it’s an “ingenious” way to help people struggling to buy heating oil. The book is on display at Scottie’s and bids are being accepted by email, phone and in person until Jan. 31. 2354822
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■ Keeping It Real uilding a child’s “visual dictionary” is a vital part of child development. In this case, a visual dictionary isn’t a book you can buy at the store. It refers to the background knowledge, or schema, that every person on Earth possesses. We all have a set of experiences which impact how we interact with the rest of the world. Parents can begin to build this visual dictionary in their young children. Although it’s called a visual dictionary, all five senses are used to build schema. You can start with your children while they are babies. The earlier you begin to expose them to a variety of experiences, the more they will absorb and bring into their schema for the long run. How can parents do this? There are many ways to build a visual dictionary, but first you need to leave the house. Children spend time in their houses every day, and after a while, these sights and sounds become routine. Build a visual dictionary by placing new items into a child’s world. It doesn’t take a long journey to find something new. Start with places in your community. Frequent visits to the city park, with a chance to explore, could be a great first step. After that, continue to look for new outdoor adMiami County ventures. contains many free parks with a wealth of opportunities for exploration. The Miami County Parks District is one such resource. Let children investigate new items within the parks and take time for hands-on moments. For example, one day last summer my girls spent hours in a creek looking for crayfish. They were both delighted and terrified when those critters shot out from under rocks. They began to count the crayfish, and we all learned quite a few things about crayfish just from watching them in the
Building your child’s visual dictionary
Exploring the great outdoors builds a child’s visual dictionary. water. Did you know that they can move backwards? Neither did I until we took the time to search them out and observe them. Fine arts experiences are another wonderful way to build a visual dictionary. Find concerts and plays that are age appropriate, and expose your child to the joys of live performance. If the venue is suitable, encourage your child to dance or sing along to the music. I will never forget a
Florida vacation when my fouryear-old daughter danced outside a restaurant that featured a live band. We sat on a bench and listened to music while she danced the night away. In the summer, take your child to parades and other ceremonial events. The floats and general pageantry build long lasting images in a child’s mind. The same is also true for festivals and fairs. Ohio has many of these events to
choose from, so once summer rolls around, you’ll have no problem finding a unique festival or fair experience. Be sure and see as many different exhibits as you can. If it’s a fair, walk through the animal barns. Kids who grow up in the city don’t often get close-up views of cows and pigs. My daughter still talks about the rabbits she saw at the fair last summer. Zoos and museums provide another opportunity for building
HOLLY MCELWEE Columnist a child’s visual dictionary. With our proximity to several large metropolitan areas, we have a wealth of resources available. Major zoos can be found in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis. Many museums are available in our region as well, including the Boonshoft Museum, the Cincinnati Museum Center, COSI, and the Newport Aquarium. Farther afoot is the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. These museums and zoos will provide many enjoyable hours of experiences for your child. A simple Google search provides the information you need to make plans for visiting any of these excellent establishments. However or wherever you choose to build your child’s visual dictionary, remember that it’s all about frequently experiencing new things. Even the youngest child builds background knowledge daily. Turn off the TV, computer, and video games and go out to see what the world has to offer. As the parent, you might even add a few new things to your visual dictionary as well! Holly McElwee is a teacher at Wilder Intermediate in Piqua. McElee’s Keeping It Real column will run once a month on the parenting page, giving tips for parents from her perspective as a parent and a teacher.
Judge rules in favor of Over-reaction Ohio family in autism suit to aggression? ■ Living with Children
Q: Our son is in kindergarten at a small private school. Most of the children in his class are boys. From the beginning, he’s been somewhat of a behavior problem. Each time we get a notice from his teacher, we punish him. Last week, he and a boy in his class were goofing around. The boy twisted my son’s arm and my son hit him to get away. Both of them were laughing the entire time. Nonetheless, the school said they were fighting and expected us to discipline at home. Several days later, he punched another boy, again in the course of goofing around. The teacher agrees he’s not being mean, just playing around, but any physical contact that can be interpreted as aggressive is unacceptable. Can you suggest anything?
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JOHN ROSEMOND Columnist those with waiting lists— have no reservations about expelling problem students. As one student goes out the door, another student comes in. I don’t need to tell you that if your son is expelled, it will be difficult to find another private school to take him. There’s another possible dimension to this as well. I’ll just bet your son is not only having fun goofing around physically with other boys; he’s also having fun out of getting such a disproportionate reaction from so many adults. Unfortunately, all of this is likely to lead straight to a one-way ticket through the school’s front door. Level with your son. Sit down and tell him you understand he’s having fun as opposed to being bad, but that if he doesn’t stop, the school is going to kick him out. Furthermore, tell him that as much as you don’t want to, you’re going to have to punish him when he goofs around. That’s the nature of your agreement with the school. In that regard, whatever punishment you use is going to have to more than cancel the fun he’s having. When the next incident occurs, take away all privilege and put him to bed early for two weeks. Whatever you do, it’s going to have to make a permanent impression.
A: I have two suggestions: First, figure out how to get your son to stop the goofing around before he’s expelled. Second, find another school for him before he’s expelled from this one or they make his continued enrollment contingent upon him seeing a mental health professional of one sort or another. You’re not describing a boy who has an aggression problem.You’re describing a boy. This situation is representative of the tendency on the part of schools to overreact to aggressive behavior of any kind. Because boys are generally more aggressive than girls, boys are the usual targets of these overreactions. Schools — public and private — seem to be having great difficulty differentiating between what is simply normal boy behavior and what is truly pre-sociopathic behavior.They end up punishing boys for simply being boys. Family psychologist John The more immediate problem, however, is the Rosemond answers parents’ practical one: to wit, most questions on his web site at private schools—especially www.rosemond.com.
CINCINNATI — The state of Ohio must provide speech therapy and other services to an autistic southwest Ohio boy pending a ruling on a lawsuit that could affect the care that other autistic children receive from the state. A federal judge issued the order Wednesday in the lawsuit filed last month in U. S. District Court in Cincinnati by Robert and Holly Young, of Williamsburg. They accused the state of denying their 2-year-old son federally mandated treatment and of discriminating against children with autism and their parents by failing to provide them with an intensive treatment known as applied behavioral analysis. Attorneys for the state have argued that federal guidelines don’t specifically require states to provide the intensive treatment.
Judge Michael Barrett on Wednesday ordered the state to restore some basic services for the boy that had been terminated, but did not rule on the Youngs’ request to provide the applied behavioral analysis. The judge indicated he would rule quickly on that request, which would require 46 hours of therapy at a cost of about $2,750 a week, the Youngs’ attorney, Richard Ganulin said Thursday. States are required under the Individuals with Disabilities Act to provide early intervention services for children with autism, and states get federal money to provide the treatment with the goal of helping autistic children become self-sufficient adults who won’t have to depend on public resources. The developmental disorder is characterized by difficulties communicating, emotional detachment and excessively rigid or repetitive behavior, among other symptoms.
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they insist is not required by the federal guidelines. Holly Young said Thursday that the more intensive therapy was by an recommended autism expert at the Cleveland Clinic. She said her son was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism in February of 2012 and that the couple is on the brink of bankruptcy from trying to provide their son with the help he needs. “It’s been draining physically, emotionally and in all areas,” Young said. “It’s been the hardest thing we’ve ever gone through.” The lawsuit is seeking more than $3 million in compensatory damages and a declaration that the state “systemically violates the rights of infants and toddlers with disabilities when it unilaterally and categorically excludes certain intensive early intervention services.” The lawsuit was filed just days before Gov. John Kasich expressed his support of a plan for the state to require health insurance companies to cover therapy and treatment for children with autism starting in 2014.
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“The state did not provide the services the child needs to put him on the path to self-sufficiency,” Ganulin said. “Instead the state pushed him down the path of dependency.” The attorney representing the state, Lyndsay Atkins Nash, and attorney general spokesman Mark Moretti declined Thursday to comment on pending litigation, referring requests for comment to the state’s filings in the lawsuit. The Youngs have said that the state refused to provide the more comprehensive therapy and retaliated in the wake of their complaints by stopping all services to their son in August. The state said in a filing that the couple would not sign its development plan and consent form that it says is required by law to continue the services. Holly Young said Thursday that the state’s plan was “more deficient than the initial one” and included no mention of the applied behavioral analysis. State officials have said that the state provides several treatments but doesn’t provide the more intensive therapy that
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A bus traveling from Newtown, Conn., to Monroe stops in front of 26 angels along the roadside on the first day of classes Thursday for Sandy Hook Elementary School students since the Dec. 14 shooting, in Monroe, Conn. Chalk Hill School in Monroe was overhauled especially for the students from the Sandy Hook School shooting.
Sandy Hook students return to class at different school Kids now bused to neighboring Monroe building BY PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press MONROE, Conn. — For her son’s first day of school since last month’s massacre at his Sandy Hook Elementary, Sarah Caron tried to make Thursday as normal as possible. She made his favorite pancakes, and she walked the second-grader to the top of the driveway for the school bus. But it was harder than usual to say goodbye. “I hugged him a lot longer than normal, until he said, ‘Mommy, please,’” she said. “And then he got on the bus, and he was OK.” Her 7-year-old son, William, was among more than 400 students who escaped a gunman’s rampage that killed 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook on Dec. 14. On Thursday, the returning students settled in at their old, familiar desks but in a different school in a different town. Returning students, teachers and administrators were met by a large
police presence outside their new school in the neighboring town of Monroe, where a middle school that had been shuttered for nearly two years was overhauled and renamed after their old school. Several officers guarded the entrance and checked IDs of parents dropping off children. Monroe police Lt. Keith White said attendance was very good and the children were getting back to “business as usual.” “A lot of them were happy to see their friends they hadn’t seen in a while,” he said. William’s classroom had been across the hall from a first-grade room where children and teacher Victoria Soto died, and he had been nervous about going back to school, Caron said. But an open house Wednesday at the school eased some of his fears. “They didn’t talk about what happened at all,” she said. “They went in, met up with their teachers, had a little circle time and it was just about trying to get them back into school.” Most of the students arrived at the new school in Monroe by bus, something
school officials had suggested to help them get back into a familiar routine. Nick Phelps, who lives a few blocks from the original Sandy Hook school, said his first-grader and third-grader are excited about the new school because it means a longer bus ride to Monroe, which is about 7 miles away. He was there when the bus brought them home Thursday afternoon. “I was never so excited to see my children and, certainly, to see my children get off the bus. There was a shared joy,” he said. About 80 parents attended an assembly Thursday with school and police officials, who fielded questions about security and activities planned for their children. White said security will remain at a high level for now and will be re-evaluated each week. The gunman, 20-yearold Adam Lanza, shot and killed his mother inside their Newtown home before driving to the school. He shot his way into the building and carried out the massacre before committing suicide as police arrived. On Thursday, Gov. Dan-
WASHINGTON — Tucked into the “fiscal cliff ” tax package approved by Congress are billions of dollars in tax breaks that should make the new year a lot happier for businesses of many stripes, including film producers, race track owners and the makers of electric motorcycles. In all, more than 50 temporary tax breaks were renewed through 2013, saving businesses and individuals about $76 billion. Congress routinely renews the tax package, attracting intense lobbying and campaign donations from businesses and trade groups that say the tax breaks help them prosper and create jobs. Businesses have grown used to many of the longstanding tax breaks, but they also have had to get used to the uncertainty of whether they will be renewed each year. This time around the tax breaks were allowed to expire at the end of 2011 as lawmakers struggled to reach consensus on a wide range of tax issues. The package passed by Congress this week and signed by President Barack Obama renews the tax breaks retroactively, so taxpayers can claim them on both their 2012 and 2013 tax returns. The biggest of the bunch, a tax credit for research and development, helps U.S. manufacturers compete against foreign competition, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Another
provision helps restaurants and retailers expand by allowing them to more quickly write off the costs, according to the National Restaurant Association. These provisions have widespread support in Congress; others are more obscure. For example, there is a tax credit for producing electricity from wind mills, a tax credit for buying electric-powered motorcycles, and tax rebates to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands from a tax on rum imported into the United States. Sen. John McCain, RAriz., said the package is filled with “special-interest handouts” that make it difficult for him to justify his vote in favor of it. “It’s hard to think of anything that could feed the cynicism of the American people more than larding up must-pass emergency legislation with giveaways to special interests and campaign McCain contributors,” said. Lawmakers are wary of making the tax breaks permanent because of the cost, even though they inevitably renew almost all of them each year. Annual angst over whether the tax breaks will be renewed also provides incentives for businesses to lobby key lawmakers. “All these provisions have a lobbying arm behind them, for the most part,” said Mark Luscombe, principal tax analyst for CCH, a consulting firm based in Riverwoods, Ill. “If they only extend them for a year or two then the lobbyists have to keep coming back and bestowing their favors on congressmen to get the thing extended again. If they made it permanent, then the lobbyists would go away.”
nel P. Malloy announced the creation of an advisory commission that will review and recommend changes to state laws and policies on gun control, school safety measures and mental health services in the wake of the Sandy Hook rampage. Teams of workers, many of them volunteers, prepared the new school and even raised bathroom floors so the smaller elementary school students can reach the toilets. The students’ backpacks and other belongings that were left behind after the shooting were taken to the new school to make them feel at home. Students found the same chairs and desks, when possible. Their classroom walls were painted the same colors and hung with the same pictures. Other details, such as the location of bookshelves and cubby holes, were replicated as much as possible. Newtown school Superintendent Janet Robinson said the school has been transformed into a “cheerful” place for the students. She said mental health TOLEDO (AP) — A Lordstown plant where counselors continue to be available for anyone who group of General Motors GM makes the Chevy workers in northeast Ohio Cruze said in the lawsuit needs them. who say they were that they have been imwrongly hit with a pay cut properly classified as temcan move forward with a porary employees since lawsuit against the au- being hired in October making plans right now.” tomaker and the United 2006. They lost their jobs in Kucinich, 66, lost last Auto Workers. Nearly 30 workers at the spring of 2007 and year to U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo in a Dem- GM’s Lordstown factory were brought back six ocratic primary set up by argue that they were im- months later. The workers properly classified as tem- were briefly paid the same Republican redistricting. With a national follow- porary employees after wage as permanent eming among progressives, losing their jobs and then ployees, but the lawsuit argues that they were reKucinich is known for his being rehired. The union and comclassified as temporary offbeat, brash style since becoming Cleveland’s pany’s request to dismiss workers in June 2008. the lawsuit was turned The workers said the mayor at age 31. down late last week. U.S. change in classification District Judge Benita cut their pay by more than Pearson rejected their 40 percent. They are seekclaim that too much time ing back pay of $3 million had passed and that most to $4 million. The 46-year-old Hale of the workers had not They also charge that said his “instincts kicked in gone through the union’s the union didn’t stick up at the right time.” He added appeal process. for them and refused to that he understands that The workers at the file a grievance. people get desperate: “There are other ways to reach out and get help (than) turning to crime and hurting another individMore Than Just A Cosmetic Issue ual.” Pain Phlebitis Wagner, 54, said he Heaviness/Tiredness Blood Clots wants to do something to Ankle Sores help the two men who Burning/Tingling /Ulcers helped him. Swelling/Throbbing Bleeding Tender Veins
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Kucinich won’t rule out another run CLEVELAND (AP) Dennis Kucinich, a leading voice in the left wing of the Democratic Party, left Congress on Thursday after 16 years but said he wouldn’t rule out another run for public office. After members of the new Congress took office, Kucinich said he’s determined to remain a voice for
change even if he doesn’t have a House vote on Capitol Hill. “It remains to be seen” if he will run for office again, he told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Washington. “There’s no campaign in the offing.” Kucinich said he still has a supply of yellow campaign yard signs in a
garage. The former “boy mayor” of Cleveland and two-time presidential candidate said his plans include speaking and tending to a political action committee created to nurture like-minded progressives. “I’m going to continue my efforts to reach out to unite people,” he said. “I’m
Jobless vets save victim of robbery CINCINNATI (AP) A homeless man and another who was recently homeless are being hailed as heroes for coming to the aid of a man who was being robbed in downtown Cincinnati. Gary Wagner was being attacked at an ATM when the two men intervened and wrestled him free, police said. One of them stayed with Wagner while the other ran after the sus-
pect and stood in front of his car until officers arrived. “I think it was a courageous and unselfish act,” said Cincinnati police Capt. Gary Lee. “It’s a perfect example of what can happen when the citizens and police work in partnership.” The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that both men are military veterans who didn’t know each other before
the Monday encounter. David Hale just got off the streets, and Chad McClain who ran after the suspect is living at a shelter. Both men said they would hope anyone else would do the same. “I was compelled to do something,” said McClain, 38. “I just couldn’t stand by and see somebody be victimized. I didn’t really think about myself.”
Couple die in northwest Ohio fire; son rescued BRYAN (AP) — Firefighters in Ohio’s northwest corner say two people were able to escape from a house fire with the 5-month-old son of a couple killed in the
blaze. The Bryan Times reports that two who died were on the second floor while the three who got out were on the first floor. Authorities say the vic-
tims are 18-year-old Ashley Jenkins and 20-yearold Sebastian McConnell. The woman’s mother and stepfather were staying at the house and got out with the baby.
Bryan Fire Chief Bruce Siders says firefighters arriving at the house were told two people were trapped upstairs but the flames were too intense to reach them.
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Cleveland to interview Oregon coach today Chip Kelly could be the Browns' new head coach by Monday or even sooner if Jimmy Haslam can pitch his football team as well as he pitches beef jerky at his Pilot Flying J truck stop empire. Haslam, officially the Browns owner since Oct. 16, and CEO Joe Banner will interview Kelly on Friday. They would have scheduled their meeting with the Oregon head coach earlier, but Kelly had to coach the Ducks against Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday night. The Eagles and Bills have also planned interviews with Kelly. "We've researched a lot of people," Haslam said
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The Bradford junior high girls basketball teams split four games recently. Bradford split games with Tri-County North and Covington. The seventh grade lost to Tri-County North 39-17 and Covington 38-20 in Cross County Conference action. Against Tri-County North, Bailey Wysong scored 10 points. Against Covington, Wysong scored 12 points. The eighth grade beat Tri-County North 42-5 and Covington 25-11 in Cross County Conference action. Mandi Bates scored 18 points against Tri-County North, while Alley Booker added eight points for the Lady Roaders. Booker led Bradford with seven points against Covington and Haley Rosengarten added six to the Lady Railroaders cause.
Monday after firing Pat Shurmur as head coach and Tom Heckert as general manager. "Although we only made the decision with Pat and Tom in the last week or two, I think any responsible person does succession planning and, candidly, we've been doing succession planning for the last two or three months." Haslam and Banner have been in Arizona since Tuesday. They have already interviewed Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton and, according to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, on Wednesday they interviewed former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt, who was one of seven NFL head coaches canned on Monday. See KELLY/Page 9
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The Piqua girls bowling teambeat Northmont 1,8791,712 in GWOC crossover action. Hayley Ryan led the Lady Ind i a n s a RYAN with 374 series on games of 200 and 174. Other Piqua scores were Alaina Mikolajewski 165-167—332, Shae Doll 136-170—306, Emily Wenrick 148, Haley Huebner 139, Kaili Ingle 138 and Natalie Thobe 122. “The girls were constent tonight with Baker games of 160 and 160,” Piqua coach Craig Miller said. will host Piqua Greenville tonight at BrelAire Lanes.
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BRADFORD SCORING vs. Tri-County North Seventh Grade Stump 2, Fair 2, Wysong 10, Fout 3. Eighth Grade Brower 4, Hart 6, Booker 8, Brewer 4, Rosengarten 2, Bates 18. vs. Covington Seventh Grade Fair 2, Wysong 12, Fout 4, Bennett 2. Eighth Grade Brower 3, Hart 3, Booker 7, Brewer 2, Rosengarten 6, Bates 4.
Houston, East girls get wins SIDNEY — The Fort Loramie Lady Redskins had no trouble beating Lehman outmatched Catholic in a non-league girls basketball game Thursday night at Lehman, the final being 74-12. With the win, the Lady Redskins go to 10-2 overall. Lehman sinks to 3-9 and will host St. Marys on Saturday. Lehman could manage nothing offensively against the Loramie defense, going scoreless in one quarter, the second, to trail 32-4 at the intermission. Fort Loramie sizzled the nets for 54 percent on 31-for-57, and held Lehman to just 16 percent shooting on 6-for-37. Loramie also outrebounded the Lady Cavs 37-13. Allison Hall led Lehman with four points.
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Lehman Catholic’s Jordi Emrick is surrounded Thursday night.
HOUSTON — Houston beat Jackson Center in SCL girls action Thursday, 35-25. Houston is now 3-4 in the league and 4-8 overall. Jackson is 1-6 and 2-9.
Houston will play at Bradford on Saturday in its next outing. Nicole Maier of Houston was the only player to manage double figures in the game, finishing with 11 points. Houston led by five at the half and stretched the lead out to 33-21 after three quarters.
East girls cruise ANSONIA — Trina Current led three Vikings in double figures as Miami East started the new year with a 99-33 rout at Ansonia in Cross County Conference action. Current scored 24 points to lead all scorers as the Vikings (9-1, 6-0 CCC) blew up for 34 points in the first quarter alone. That would have been enough to win the game with as well as Miami East's defense played, allowing only eight field goals all night. Abby Cash added 18 points and Angie Mack scored 15 to pace the Vikings' offense. Miami East returns home Saturday for a critical CCC matchup against Tri-Village.
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TIPP CITY — Covington’s recipe for wins, according to first-year coach Gene Gooding, consists of two ingredients. “There’s two things we’ve got to do every night if we want to win games: we’ve got to shoot well and we’ve got to rebound well,” Gooding said. After not doing those two things in the first quarter Thursday — yet still holding a slim lead — the Buccaneers put the rest together. In the second quarter,
Covington (8-4) outrebounded Bethel 14-5, hit three 3s and knocked down 10 field goals — after connecting only once from the field in the first eight minutes — beginning a 22-point run that lasted into the third quarter to put away Bethel 5523 Thursday in Cross County Conference play. Bethel (1-8) held Covington to one field goal in the first quarter and outrebounded the Buccs1312, yet the Bees still trailed 8-5 as Covington got to the line and hit 6 of 8 free throws. “There were a lot of op-
portunities where we had a bunny that could have swung the momentum and missed it,” Bethel coach Ed Quincel said. “But we’re so young. At any point in time, I may have four freshmen on the floor. That’s no excuse, but they’ve got to learn.” Jessie Crowell finished after a steal early in the second quarter to get Covington rolling, and Cassidy Cain answered a Jill Callaham layup with the Buccs’ first 3 of the game to make it 18-7. Cain then had a stealSee BUCCS/Page 9
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Texans look to put terrible month behind Host hot Bengals HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans were looking forward to enjoying a bye this week before beginning their work in the playoffs as the AFC's top seed. Instead, a terrible month in which they lost three of four games dropped the Texans to the third seed. It has them in the exact same spot as year ago, hosting the Cincinnati Bengals in a wild-card playoff game Saturday. The Texans wasted little time this week lamenting their missed opportunities, though, instead focusing on their next task. "Would we like to be in a different situation? Yeah, but at the same time, it's the playoffs. It's the start of the playoffs. Everything you've done up to this point, it doesn't really matter," Houston's Andre Johnson said. "It only matters what you do now ... we just have to take advantage of the opportunity we have now." They'll face a Cincinnati team that enters Saturday having won three in a row and seven of its last eight games. The Bengals are in the playoffs for consecutive seasons for the first time since 1981-82. Their last playoff win came Jan. 6, 1991 against the Oilers, the team the Texans replaced in Houston. Cincinnati offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth said he isn't worried about the more than 20-year streak of playoff futility. He wants to focus on the improvement this young team has made. "Last year, we did what it took to get into the playoffs when a lot of people predicted us to be 0-16," Whitworth said. "This year, we got back in to the playoffs when a lot of people didn't think we could. We're here. The next step is winning a playoff game.
Cincinnati and defensive back Leon Hall hope the Bengals can make more big plays Saturday in the wild-card playoffs. Hopefully, we can let that be a chip on our shoulder." Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was sacked four times and threw three interceptions in last year's 31-10 postseason loss to the Texans. Houston defensive end J.J. Watt returned one of those interceptions 29 yards for a touchdown that gave the Texans a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Dalton, who grew up in suburban Houston, believes he's grown since that game and learned from the mistakes he made. "I definitely feel like I'm a better quarterback this year," he said. "I've got more control of the offense. “There's a lot more stuff that I'm doing at the line of scrimmage, and making checks and doing different things this year than I
was doing last year. But that's helped me become a better player." Another player who has certainly improved in Year 2 is Watt. The defensive end led the NFL with 20 ½ sacks this season, has 107 tackles, including 39 for losses, 16 passes defended and has forced four fumbles. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis got creative this week when asked how he planned to stop Watt. "I wrote a letter to the commissioner to petition for 13," Lewis joked. "I figure if we put a guy on each side of him and a guy in front of him, we've got a good opportunity." Then Lewis got serious. "He's been an incredible player and he's fun to watch if you're not preparing to play the Texans," Lewis said. "He's a great model for young players to look at and be like. He re-
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Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone and Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien are also believed to be on Haslam's short list, but only if he does not land Kelly. So how will Haslam and Banner convince Kelly that Cleveland is the best location in the nation, or at least better than Philadelphia or Buffalo? One angle could be the Browns also need a general manager. The Eagles (Howie Roseman) and Bills (Buddy Nix) already have general managers. Banner said his plan is to hire the coach first and the personnel guy second. Whether that person has the title of General Manager or Director of Player Personnel still would be determined, but Haslam and Banner would only hire somebody with whom Kelly is compatible. "We go into this extremely confident that we can go after the top people available, at least the top people in our opinion, and that we have a very good chance of being successful in convincing them that this is the right situation," Banner said. "Most of these top coaches are focused on finding a place where they think they can win, and we think we can make a very good case why this is the best opportunity in the league right now." Kelly is 49 and shares the same birthday as Bernie Kosar. In four sea-
sons at Oregon, Kelly is 45-7, but he runs a spread-option offense that critics aren't sure will fly in the NFL. Judging by fans who spend their days calling sports talk radio, opinions on Kelly are evenly divided. Haslam might have to sell Kelly to a weary and wary fan base if he is successful selling Kelly on the coaching job. In other news, Andy Reid is reportedly very close to being hired as the Chiefs head coach. Former Browns GM Heckert will be reunited with Reid as the Chiefs general manager. Reid, fired Monday, was the Eagles head coach from 1999-2012. Heckert was in the Eagles' front office from 2001 to 2009, and general manager from 2006 to '09. ■ The Browns signed defensive lineman Kendrick Adams, tight end Dan Gronkowski and defensive back Kent Richardson to reserve/future contracts as free agents for the 2013 season on Thursday. Adams spent parts of the 2012 season on the practice squads of the Buccaneers, Lions and Browns. Gronkowski was a seventh-round draft choice by the Lions in 2009. He has played in 21 NFL games, including five with the Browns in 2011. Richardson spent the last two seasons with the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.
and-layup and Crowell hit a jumper after an offensive rebound — and the rout was on. "The first quarter was kind of scary, but we rebounded much better in the second," Gooding said. "We lost a game to Russia where we were significantly outrebounded, and we made that a priority." Covington ended up outrebounding Bethel 4332 in the game and forced 34 turnovers — while not even reaching double digits in turnovers itself. After a pair of Tia Koewler free throws made it 22-9, the Buccs ran off 22 straight points by doing a little of everything. Whether it was steals leading to fast break layups or offensive putbacks or outside shots, Covington simply could do no wrong. "That was the goal. We wanted to turn them over and try to get some easy baskets in case we were off shooting," Gooding said. "And in the second quarter, we probably shot as well as we have all year. “And we weren't taking quick ones, either. The girls were working the ball around the perimeter and getting the best shot possible." Early in the fourth quarter, Bethel's Erin Floyd — who had six blocked shots in the game — swatted a pair of Covington shots. But each time, Coving-
ally is something." Houston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who has been coaching in the NFL since 1976, couldn't say enough about Watt's performance this season. "This is the best defensive line play of anybody since I've been in football," Phillips said. "He is by far the best defensive player. He should obviously be the defensive player of the year in the league." The AFC South champion Texans are also in the playoffs for the second straight year, the only two times in franchise history. Houston lost to the Ravens in the second round after beating the Bengals last January. The Texans believe that experience will help them this time. "I feel like we've come a long ways," Watt said. "Obviously, this isn't new
to us. This is something we've been through before. We're excited. We can't wait. We had a taste of the playoffs last year and we're really excited to get back in it this year and to go to work." Third-string quarterback T.J. Yates was behind center last year after injuries knocked out Matt Schaub and Matt Leinart. Now, Schaub, a nine-year veteran, will get his first postseason start. He's looking to bounce back from a tough month in which he threw three interceptions with just one touchdown pass. He'll try to do it with two big weapons in Johnson and Arian Foster. Johnson led the AFC with a career-high 1,598 yards receiving, and Foster finished second in the AFC in rushing with 1,424 yards. "They have three or four guys who have been play-
makers in this league for a while," Bengals cornerback Leon Hall said of the Texans. "It starts with Foster. “Obviously, they have Johnson outside. It starts with knowing that we have to stop the run. If you don't stop the run, you're on your heels for the rest of the game." Schaub and Houston's offensive line will have their hands full with a defense that boasts two solid pass-rushers in tackle Geno Atkins and end Michael Johnson. The pair has combined for 24 sacks this season, and the Texans have given up three or more sacks in each of the last three games. "Pressure and those types of things, we have our work cut out for us," coach Gary Kubiak said. "We're going to have to play better than we have the past few weeks."
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Jackie Siefring shoots the ball against Bethel Thursday night. ton got the ball back, and Crowell ended up hitting a jumper to make it 51-13 at the time. "They're a good team," Quincel said. "When you play Tri-Village within eight, you're not a bad team." Crowell led the Buccs with 20 points, while Cain added 15 points and five rebounds. Heidi Snipes added nine and Jackie Siefring
had five points and a game-high nine rebounds. Emily Mongaraz scored all eight of her points in the final two minutes of the game to lead the Bees. Callaham finished with six points, Morgan Weinert and Koewler had eight rebounds apiece. "We played hard the whole night," Quincel said. "If we continue to get that, the rest will start falling together."
BOXSCORE Covington (55) Heidi Snipes 3-2-9, Jessie Shilt 1-0-2, Rachel Carder 0-0-0, Kayleigh Cecil 0-0-0, Heidi Cron 0-0-0, Brittanie Flora 1-0-2, Cassidy Cain 5-4-15, Jessica Dammeyer 0-00, Jamie Crowell 0-0-0, Jessie Crowell 6-6-20, Ashley Albright 0-0-0, Ariel Robinson 1-0-2, Jackie Siefring 2-1-5. Totals: 1813-55. Bethel (23) Emily Mongaraz 3-0-8, Breanne Whetstone 1-0-2, Jill Callaham 3-0-6, Courtney Schmidt 0-0-0, Brianna Anthony 0-0-0, Morgan Weinert 0-1-1, Brianna Ellish 0-00, Tia Koewler 0-2-2, Erin Floyd 2-0-4, Tiffany Doyle 0-0-0. Totals: 9-3-23. 3-point field goals — Covington: Snipes, Cain, Je. Crowell 2. Bethel: Mongaraz 2. Score By Quarters Covington 8 34 49 55 Bethel 5 9 11 23 Records: Covington 8-4. Bethel 1-8.
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Big win in ‘Cards’ Louisville shocks ‘world’ NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisville safety Calvin Pryor predicted the Cardinals would "shock the world" against Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Brave words that he and his teammates backed up from start to finish against an SEC power. Terell Floyd returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown on the first play, dual-threat Teddy quarterback Bridgewater directed a handful of scoring drives and No. 22 Louisville stunned the fourthranked Gators 33-23 in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday night. By the end, the chant, "Charlie, Charlie!" echoed from sections of the Superdome occupied by redclad Cardinals fans. It their way of serenading third-year Louisville coach Charlie Strong, the former defensive coordinator for the Gators, who has elevated Cardinals football to new heights and recently turned down a chance to leave behind what he's built for the top job at Tennessee. "They kind of thought we were going to come in and lay down and give them the game," Floyd said. "But Coach Strong always preaches that we're better than any team in the nation if we come out and play hard. Coach Strong believed in us and our coaching staff believed in us and we came in and believed in ourselves Shaking off an early hit that flattened him and knocked off his helmet, Bridgewater was 20 of 32 passing for 266 yards and two touchdowns against heavily favored the Gators. Among his throws was a pinpoint, 15-yard timing toss that DeVante Parker acrobatically grabbed as he touched one foot down in the corner of the end zone. "I looked at what did and didn't work for quarterbacks during the regular season," said Bridgewater, picked as the game's top player. "They faced guys forcing throws ... and coach tells me, 'No capes on your back or 'S' on your chest, take what the defense give you.' That's what I took. Film study was vital." His other scoring strike went to Damian Copeland from 19 yards one play after a surprise onside kick by the Gators backfired badly. Jeremy Wright had short touchdown run which gave the two-touchdown underdogs from the Big East a 14-0 lead from which the Gators never recovered. Florida never trailed by more than 10 points this season, and the Southeastern Conference team had lost only once going into this game. The defeat dropped SEC teams to 3-3 this bowl season, with Alabama, Texas A&M and Mississippi still left to play. "We got outcoached and outplayed," Florida coach Will Muschamp said. "That's what I told the football team. That's the bottom line." Louisville and Florida each finished at 11-2. Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel, who had thrown only three interceptions all season, turned the ball over three times on two interceptions — both tipped passes — and a fumble. He finished 16 of 29 for 175 yards. "I look at this perform-
ance tonight, and I sometimes wonder, 'Why didn't we do this the whole season,'" Strong said. "We said this at the beginning: We just take care of our job and do what we're supposed to do, don't worry about who we're playing." Down 33-10 midway through the fourth period, Florida tried to rally. Andre Debose scored on a 100-yard kickoff return and Driskel threw a TD pass to tight end Kent Taylor with 2:13 left. But when Louisville defenders piled on Driskel to thwart the 2-point try, the game was essentially over. Florida didn't score until Caleb Sturgis's 33yard field goal early in the second quarter. The Gators finally got in the end zone with a trick play in the closing seconds of the half. They changed personnel as if to kick a field goal on fourthand-goal from the 1, but lined up in a bizarre combination of swinging-gate and shotgun formations and handed off to Matt Jones. Jones met only minimal resistance as he crashed into the end zone to cap an 11-play, 74-yard drive that included four straight completions and four straight runs by Driskel. The Gators tried to keep the momentum with a surprise onside kick to open the third quarter, but not only did Louisville recover, Florida's Chris Johnson was called for a personal foul and ejected for jabbing at Louisville's Zed Evans. That gave Louisville the ball on the Florida 19, from where Bridgewater needed one play to find Copeland for his score. "We game-planned it and felt good about it," Muschamp said of the onside kick attempt. "We wanted to steal a possession at the start of the second half." On the following kickoff, Evans cut down kick returner Loucheiz Purifoy with a vicious low, highspeed hit that shook Purifoy up. Soon after, Driskel was sacked hard from behind and stripped by Pryor. "Just coming up to this point, we had the right attitude, had the right mindset that we would go out and beat this team," Pryor said. Louisville's Lorenzo Mauldin recovered on the Florida 4, but the Gators' defense drove the Cardinals backward and forced a missed field goal, but that was one of few morale victories for the frustrated Gators. After Louisville native Muhammad Ali was on the field for the coin toss, the Cardinals quickly stung the Gators. Floyd, one of nearly three dozen Louisville players from the state of Florida, made the play. Driskel was looking for seldom-targeted Debose, who'd had only two catches all season. "I threw it behind him, (he) tried to make a play on it, tipped it right to the guy," Driskel said. "Unfortunate to start the game like that." It made for an easy catch and score for Floyd only 15 seconds into the game. "That play kind of set the tone," Floyd said. "It kind of gave us momentum and we kept it." Oddly, Louisville had only 10 defenders on the field until only moments before the snap.
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NFL Playoff Glance NFL Playoff Glance All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 5 Cincinnati at Houston, 4:30 p.m. (NBC) Minnesota at Green Bay, 8 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 6 Indianapolis at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (CBS) Seattle at Washington, 4:30 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore, Indianapolis or Cincinnati at Denver, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) Washington, Seattle or Green Bay at San Francisco, 8 p.m. (FOX) Sunday, Jan. 13 Washington, Seattle or Minnesota at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX) Baltimore, Indianapolis or Houston at New England, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 AFC, TBA (CBS) NFC, TBA (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6 p.m. (CBS)
NFL Draft Order NFL Draft Order To be held April 25-27 at New York x-to be determined by playoffs Win Opp W L T Pct Pct Pk. Team 1. Kansas City 2 14 0 .125 .516 2. Jacksonville 2 14 0 .125 .539 4 12 0 .250 .469 3. Oakland 4. Philadelphia 4 12 0 .250 .508 5. Detroit 4 12 0 .250 .566 11 0 .313 .508 6. Cleveland 5 7. Arizona 5 11 0 .313 .559 8. Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 .480 6 10 0 .375 .512 9. N.Y. Jets 10. Tennessee 6 10 0 .375 .512 11. San Diego 7 9 0 .438 .457 7 9 0 .438 .500 12. Miami 13. Tampa Bay7 9 0 .438 .502 14. Carolina 7 9 0 .438 .516 9 0 .438 .521 15. N. Orleans 7 16. St. Louis 7 8 1 .469 .539 17. Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 .465 8 8 0 .500 .523 18. Dallas 19. N.Y. Giants9 7 0 .563 .521 20. Chicago 10 6 0 .625 .512 10 6 0 .625 .438 21. x-Cin. 22. x-Wash. 10 6 0 .625 .494 23. x-Balt. 10 6 0 .625 .496 10 6 0 .625 .520 24. x-Minn. 25. x-Indy 11 5 0 .688 .441 26. x-Seattle 11 5 0 .688 .504 5 0 .688 .508 27. x-G. Bay 11 28. x-S. Fran. 11 4 1 .719 .504 29. x-Houston 12 4 0 .750 .496 4 0 .750 .496 30. x-N. Eng. 12 31. x-Atlanta 13 3 0 .813 .422 32. x-Denver 13 3 0 .813 .457
Bowl Glance College Football FBS Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Arizona 49, Nevada 48 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Utah State 41, Toledo 15 Thursday, Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego BYU 23, San Diego State 6 Friday, Dec. 21 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. UCF 38, Ball State 17 Saturday, Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 43, East Carolina 34 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Boise State 28, Washington 26 Monday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU 43, Fresno State 10 Wednesday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Central Michigan 24, W. Kentucky 21 Thursday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Washington San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati 48, Duke 34 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Baylor 49, UCLA 26 Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Ohio 45, Louisiana-Monroe 14 Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10, OT Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas Tech 34, Minnesota 31 Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice 33, Air Force 14 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State 62, Navy 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Texas 31, Orgeon State 27 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State 17, TCU 16 Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt 38, N.C. State 24 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech 21, Southern Cal 7 Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Tulsa 31, Iowa State 7 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Clemson 25, LSU 24 Tuesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Northwestern 34, Mississippi State 20 Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Georgia 45, Nebraska 31 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. South Carolina 33, Michigan 28 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14 Orange Bowl At Miami Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10 Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Louisville 33, Florida 23 Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon (11-1) Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX)
Saturday, Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 6 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (9-3), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Miami Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 19 RAYCOM College Football All-Star Classic At Montgomery, Ala. Stars vs. Stripes, 3 p.m. (CBSSN) East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 26 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, TBA (NFLN)
NBA Standings National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB 21 10 .677 — New York Brooklyn 17 15 .531 4½ Philadelphia 15 18 .455 7 14 17 .452 7 Boston Toronto 12 20 .375 9½ Southeast Division L Pct GB W Miami 22 8 .733 — Atlanta 20 10 .667 2 12 20 .375 11 Orlando Charlotte 8 23 .258 14½ Washington 4 26 .133 18 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 19 13 .594 — 17 13 .567 1 Chicago Milwaukee 16 14 .533 2 Detroit 12 22 .353 8 7 26 .212 12½ Cleveland WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division L Pct GB W San Antonio 26 8 .765 — Memphis 20 9 .690 3½ 18 14 .563 7 Houston Dallas 13 20 .394 12½ New Orleans 7 25 .219 18 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 24 7 .774 — 18 15 .545 7 Denver Portland 16 15 .516 8 Minnesota 14 14 .500 8½ 16 17 .485 9 Utah Pacific Division W L Pct GB 25 8 .758 — L.A. Clippers Golden State 22 10 .688 2½ L.A. Lakers 15 16 .484 9 12 20 .375 12½ Sacramento Phoenix 12 21 .364 13 Wednesday's Games Sacramento 97, Cleveland 94 Toronto 102, Portland 79 Indiana 89, Washington 81 Chicago 96, Orlando 94 Memphis 93, Boston 83 Miami 119, Dallas 109, OT Houston 104, New Orleans 92 Brooklyn 110, Oklahoma City 93 San Antonio 117, Milwaukee 110 Phoenix 95, Philadelphia 89 Utah 106, Minnesota 84 Golden State 115, L.A. Clippers 94 Thursday's Games San Antonio at New York Minnesota at Denver Friday's Games Cleveland at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Toronto, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Washington, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Memphis, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 8 p.m. Chicago at Miami, 8 p.m. Houston at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Phoenix, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Indiana, 7 p.m. New York at Orlando, 7 p.m. Houston at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Denver, 9 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.
Men’s Schedule College Basketball Schedule All Times EST Friday, Jan. 4 EAST Yale at Holy Cross, 7 p.m. Brown at Rhode Island, 7 p.m. Iona at Siena, 7 p.m. Manhattan at St. Peter's, 7 p.m. Rider at Loyola (Md.), 7:30 p.m. SOUTH George Washington at Georgia, 7 p.m. Memphis at Tennessee, 8 p.m. Jackson St. at Alabama A&M, 8:30 p.m. Grambling St. at Alabama St., 8:30 p.m. Texas Southern at Alcorn St., 8:30 p.m. Prairie View at Southern U., 8:30 p.m. Fordham at Mississippi, 9 p.m. MIDWEST Cleveland St. at Valparaiso, 7 p.m. Savannah St. at Saint Louis, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Texas A&M-CC at Sam Houston St., 4:30 p.m. Houston Baptist at Texas A&M, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 EAST Pittsburgh at Rutgers, 11 a.m. UMBC at Maine, TBA Hartford at Boston U., 1 p.m. UNC Wilmington at Northeastern, 1 p.m. Penn at La Salle, 2 p.m. New Hampshire at Stony Brook, 2 p.m. E. Michigan at UMass, 2 p.m. Albany (NY) at Vermont, 2 p.m. Columbia at Army, 3 p.m. Fairfield at Niagara, 3 p.m. LIU Brooklyn at Quinnipiac, 3 p.m. St. Francis (NY) at Sacred Heart, 3:30 p.m. NC State at Boston College, 4 p.m. Towson at Drexel, 4 p.m. Rice at Harvard, 4 p.m. Bryant at St. Francis (Pa.), 4 p.m. Fairleigh Dickinson at Wagner, 4 p.m. Oklahoma at West Virginia, 4 p.m. Marist at Canisius, 7 p.m. Colgate at Dartmouth, 7 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) at Mount St. Mary's, 7 p.m. CCSU at Robert Morris, 7 p.m. DePaul at Providence, 8 p.m. SOUTH Wake Forest at Duke, Noon Princeton at Elon, Noon Virginia Tech at Maryland, Noon Delaware at Old Dominion, Noon Bethune-Cookman at LSU, 1:30 p.m. SC State at South Carolina, 1:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Florida Gulf Coast, 2 p.m. James Madison at Georgia St., 2 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Longwood, 2 p.m. George Mason at William & Mary, 2 p.m. High Point at Winthrop, 2 p.m. Miami at Georgia Tech, 2:30 p.m. Mercer at Kennesaw St., 2:30 p.m. North Florida at Stetson, 3:15 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Campbell, 3:30 p.m. Oakland at Alabama, 4 p.m. Florida St. at Clemson, 4 p.m. Howard at Coppin St., 4 p.m. Saint Joseph's at Morgan St., 4 p.m. Lamar at Northwestern St., 4 p.m. Charleston Southern at Radford, 4 p.m. Florida A&M at UCF, 4 p.m. Furman at Coll. of Charleston, 5 p.m. NC Wesleyan at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Oral Roberts at Nicholls St., 5 p.m. Navy at Norfolk St., 5 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at SE Louisiana, 5 p.m. Lehigh at VCU, 5 p.m. Tennessee St. at Jacksonville St., 5:30 p.m. UNC Asheville at Liberty, 6 p.m. UNC Greensboro at Davidson, 7 p.m.
SIU-Edwardsville at E. Kentucky, 7 p.m. NC A&T at Georgia Southern, 7 p.m. SC-Upstate at N. Kentucky, 7 p.m. VMI at Presbyterian, 7 p.m. Austin Peay at UT-Martin, 7 p.m. W. Carolina at The Citadel, 7:05 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at FIU, 7:30 p.m. ETSU at Lipscomb, 7:30 p.m. E. Illinois at Morehead St., 7:30 p.m. Chattanooga at Samford, 8 p.m. Wofford at Tulane, 8 p.m. Middle Tennessee at South Alabama, 8:05 p.m. Belmont at Tennessee Tech, 8:30 p.m. UALR at Troy, 8:30 p.m. MIDWEST Purdue at Michigan St., Noon Seton Hall at Notre Dame, Noon Oklahoma St. at Kansas St., 1:30 p.m. New Orleans at Butler, 2 p.m. Green Bay at Detroit, 2 p.m. Nebraska-Omaha at IPFW, 2 p.m. Georgetown at Marquette, 2 p.m. Marshall at Ohio, 2 p.m. Ohio St. at Illinois, 2:15 p.m. Indiana St. at Creighton, 3:05 p.m. St. John's at Cincinnati, 4 p.m. Youngstown St. at Loyola of Chicago, 4 p.m. S. Dakota St. at South Dakota, 5:05 p.m. Murray St. at SE Missouri, 6 p.m. N. Dakota St. at UMKC, 6:15 p.m. UAB at Dayton, 7 p.m. Bucknell at Missouri, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Wright St., 7 p.m. IUPUI at W. Illinois, 8 p.m. Missouri St. at Drake, 8:05 p.m. N. Iowa at Illinois St., 8:05 p.m. S. Illinois at Evansville, 9 p.m. SOUTHWEST Texas at Baylor, 2 p.m. Texas Tech at TCU, 6 p.m. McNeese St. at Stephen F. Austin, 7 p.m. Delaware St. at Arkansas, 8 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at North Texas, 8 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Texas-Arlington, 8 p.m. W. Kentucky at Arkansas St., 8:05 p.m. FAR WEST Stanford at UCLA, 3 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Colorado St., 4:30 p.m. Loyola Marymount at Saint Mary's (Cal), 4:30 p.m. Utah at Arizona, 5 p.m. S. Utah at N. Arizona, 5:05 p.m. Long Beach St. at UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m. Gonzaga at Santa Clara, 8 p.m. Walla Walla at Boise St., 9 p.m. Portland St. at Montana, 9 p.m. Texas St. at New Mexico St., 9 p.m. North Dakota at Weber St., 9 p.m. N. Colorado at Idaho St., 9:05 p.m. E. Washington at Montana St., 9:05 p.m. Idaho at Utah St., 9:05 p.m. NJIT at Utah Valley, 9:05 p.m. Washington at Washington St., 9:30 p.m. UC Irvine at Cal Poly, 10 p.m. Portland at Pepperdine, 10 p.m. BYU at San Francisco, 10 p.m. Seattle at San Jose St., 10 p.m. Pacific at UC Davis, 10 p.m. CS Bakersfield at UNLV, 10 p.m. Cal St.-Fullerton at CS Northridge, 10:05 p.m. California at Southern Cal, 11 p.m. UC Riverside at Hawaii, Mid
Women’s Schedule Women's College Basketball Schedule All Times EST Friday, Jan. 4 EAST Siena at Canisius, 11 a.m. Fordham at American, 1 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Fairfield, 7 p.m. Iona at Niagara, 7 p.m. Marist at Rider, 7 p.m. SOUTH Jackson St. at Alabama A&M, 6:30 p.m. Grambling St. at Alabama St., 6:30 p.m. Texas Southern at Alcorn St., 6:30 p.m. Prairie View at Southern U., 6:30 p.m. Temple at Howard, 7 p.m. Navy at Richmond, 7 p.m. Youngstown St. at VCU, 7 p.m. MIDWEST UCF at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Bradley at Indiana St., 7:05 p.m. N. Iowa at Illinois St., 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Texas A&M-CC at Sam Houston St., 2 p.m. FAR WEST California at Utah, 8 p.m. S. Dakota Tech at Colorado St., 9 p.m. Stanford at Colorado, 10 p.m. UCLA at Oregon, 10 p.m. Southern Cal at Oregon St., 10 p.m. Arizona St. at Washington, 10 p.m. Arizona at Washington St., 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 EAST LIU Brooklyn at Quinnipiac, Noon Buffalo at Cornell, 1 p.m. St. Francis (N.Y.) at Sacred Heart, 1 p.m. Bryant at St. Francis (Pa.), 1 p.m. Fairleigh Dickinson at Wagner, 1 p.m. Albany (N.Y.) at Binghamton, 2 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Duquesne, 2 p.m. Boston U. at Hartford, 2 p.m. Brown at Lafayette, 2 p.m. Lehigh at NJIT, 2 p.m. Saint Joseph's at Penn, 2 p.m. Georgetown at Providence, 2 p.m. Pittsburgh at Seton Hall, 2 p.m. Maine at UMBC, 2 p.m. Monmouth (N.J.) at Mount St. Mary's, 3 p.m. Stony Brook at New Hampshire, 4 p.m. CCSU at Robert Morris, 4 p.m. Notre Dame at UConn, 4 p.m. Bucknell at Yale, 4 p.m. Kansas at West Virginia, 7:30 p.m. SOUTH Presbyterian at Campbell, 1 p.m. Southern Miss. at New Orleans, 1 p.m. North Florida at Stetson, 1 p.m. Loyola of Chicago at E. Michigan, 2 p.m. Georgia Southern at Coll. of Charleston, 2 p.m. Charleston Southern at Coastal Carolina, 2 p.m. Wright St. at Memphis, 2 p.m. Lamar at Northwestern St., 2 p.m. Chattanooga at UNC Greensboro, 2 p.m. Wofford at W. Carolina, 2 p.m. Samford at Elon, 2:30 p.m. Appalachian St. at Davidson, 3 p.m. Tennessee St. at Jacksonville St., 3 p.m. UNC Asheville at Liberty, 3 p.m. Oral Roberts at Nicholls St., 3 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at SE Louisiana, 3 p.m. Gardner-Webb at High Point, 3:30 p.m. SIU Edwardsville at E. Kentucky, 4 p.m. Jacksonville at Florida Gulf Coast, 4:15 p.m. S.C.-Upstate at N. Kentucky, 4:30 p.m. ETSU at Lipscomb, 5 p.m. Winthrop at Longwood, 5 p.m. Murray St. at UT-Martin, 5 p.m. E. Illinois at Morehead St., 5:15 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at FIU, 5:30 p.m. Mercer at Kennesaw St., 5:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee at South Alabama, 6:05 p.m. UALR at Troy, 6:15 p.m. Belmont at Tennessee Tech, 6:30 p.m. Texas-Arlington at Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. MIDWEST Purdue at Nebraska, 2 p.m. Ohio at Xavier, 2 p.m. N. Illinois at Valparaiso, 2:35 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Green Bay, 3 p.m. W. Illinois at IUPUI, 3 p.m. IPFW at Nebraska Omaha, 3 p.m. Weber St. at North Dakota, 3 p.m. Austin Peay at SE Missouri, 3 p.m. Drake at S. Illinois, 3:05 p.m. Butler at Ill.-Chicago, 4 p.m. Louisville at DePaul, 6 p.m. Creighton at Evansville, 6 p.m. TCU at Kansas St., 7 p.m. CS Bakersfield at Nevada, 7 p.m. Syracuse at Marquette, 8 p.m. UMKC at N. Dakota St., 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Oklahoma at Texas, 1:30 p.m. New Mexico St. at Texas St., 3 p.m. McNeese St. at Stephen F. Austin, 5 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at North Texas, 6 p.m. Denver at UTSA, 7 p.m. Delaware St. at Houston Baptist, 8 p.m. Iowa St. at Texas Tech, 8 p.m. FAR WEST San Francisco at BYU, 4 p.m.
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HEAVY ASSEMBLY MECHANIC, Local company seeking full time diesel and/ or gas vehicle mechanic. Excellent wage and benefits. Apply in person at, 15 Industry Park Ct, Tipp City, (937)667-1772. SECURITY OFFICER Full time position, Troy area. • Basic computer knowledge • Clean background / drug test Call (937)454-9035 between 9am-3pm, Monday - Friday only All calls outside these hours will not be considered WAREHOUSE/ DELIVERY Hard-working, dependable, able to lift, and have a valid drivers license. Please apply in person at: Town & Country Furniture 125 West Water Street Piqua
Electrician Needed for Piqua contractor
Piqua Daily Call Dept. 6792 100 Fox Drive, Suite B Piqua, OH 45356
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Must have High School Diploma or GED. Must have good work history. No terminations within past 3 years. Must submit to background check and drug screen plus written and physical testing.
Positions start at $12.50 per hour. Expectations from our employees include excellent attendance, high productivity and a passion for meeting and exceeding company goals. In return we provide an excellent benefit package including Health, Dental and 401(k), PTO and paid holidays, and a great work environment. We will be conducting on the spot interviews on Monday, January 7th from 4 pm to 6 pm and again on Tuesday, January 8th from 6 am until noon. These will be conducted on a first completed application and math test basis. Application and math test must be completed by 6pm on Monday the 7th and noon on Tuesday the 8th to be interviewed. We have approximately 15 positions to start with more to come.
9200 N. Country Club Dr. Piqua on January 7th or 8th 2013
Part Time and Full Time. Long Term Assignments. May train on 1st shift for up to 3 months. $13.00 @hr for full time. $12.00 for Part time. 2nd Shift Starting pay $13.90 for Full time. $12.90 for Part time. Pay raises based on hours worked. Maximum pay $16.30 after approx. 2 yrs. Paid time off + 7 paid holidays for full time employees.
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Semi/Tractor Trailer We are a local agency that is passionate about serving people with disabilities. If you are interested in a rewarding career of caring for people in their homes and working for an agency that values their approach and philosophy then please check us out and apply online at: www.wynn-reeth.com • Flexible Schedules • Full and Part Time • Employee Benefits • Serving the DD Community • Retirement Plans • Healthcare Insurance Any questions please contact Joy Sharp, Case Manager 419-639-2094 ext 102
Will perform maintenance and repairs on semi trailers and refrigeration units. Duties will include preventative maintenance, inspections and repairs, brake and tire repairs, and other duties as assigned Candidates with prior knowledge and experience on refrigeration units helpful but not necessarily required. Must have own tools and be extremely dependable. Competitive salary and benefit package.
425 Houses for Sale
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$500/WK- Minimum (call for details)
Medical Insurance plus Eye & Dental
Paid Holidays Shutdown Days
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305 Apartment 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 Bedroom Townhomes 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, $695 (937)216-5806 EversRealty.net
2 BEDROOM, appliances, air, garage, lawn care. All electric. $535 plus deposit, no pets. (937)492-5271 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Move in special, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908 2 BEDROOM. Stove, refrigerator furnished, washer/ dryer hookup. Off street parking. Nice neighborhood. No pets. $450 monthly. Metro accepted. (937)335-2254. EFFICIENCY: perfect for one person. Washer/dryer, appliances. $450 month, non-smoking, no pets. Utilities paid. (937)524-9114.
SPECTACULAR HOME at 1209 West High Street, 1,700 sq.ft. with a 0.4 acre lot. Kitchen and both bathrooms recently remodeled. Large family room ready for entertainment. Covered back porch opens up to a large backyard with storage shed and kids play set. Call for an appointment. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch style, aluminum exterior. $125,000. firstname.lastname@example.org. (937)418-2072.
500 - Merchandise
(937)492-5006 TIPP CITY, Nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath, AC, appliances included, W/D hookup, garbage disposal, dishwasher. $490 month, $450 deposit. No pets, Metro accepted, (937)902-9894.
510 Appliances REFRIGERATOR, older Whirlpool, runs and works well, $50. Call (937)214-6543. STOVE, older electric Frigidaire, $50. Call (937)214-6543.
TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 monthly.
1273 CAMARO Court, 2 Bedroom, luxury apartment, garage, kitchen appliances. $600 Monthly, available now! (937)570-3288.
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Continental Express Inc., a full service transportation company that specializes in hauling refrigerated food products is currently seeking an experienced Diesel Technician for its Sidney terminal.
Great Pay & Benefits!
Only those who complete an application, have previous manufacturing experience and pass a basic shop math test will be interviewed. You must be at least 18 years of age, have previous hands-on manufacturing experience and be able to pass a basic shop math aptitude test. We are EEOC compliant. We do pre-employment and random drug testing.
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320 Houses for Rent EXECUTIVE HOME, 3 bedroom. Custom built ranch with basement, pool & clubhouse, upscale with all amenities, 1341 Paul Revere, Troy, $1700 monthly, (937)335-6690, www.hawkapartments.net PIQUA, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car garage, 421 Summit Street, $550 monthly, $250 deposit, (937)214-0431. SMALL 3 bedroom house in country. Covington School district, $375. 2 bedroom trailer in country near Bradford, $400, all electric! (937)417-7111.
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FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237 FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780. FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, $120 you pick up. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 4 4 - 3 7 5 6 (937)844-3879 SEASONED FIREWOOD $150 per cord. Stacking extra, $120 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available, (937)753-1047 SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. $135 per cord, delivered. (937)638-6950
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680 Snow Removal
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Amy E. Walker, D.V.M. 937-418-5992 Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics
LIVE-IN NURSES AIDE to comfort clients in their own home, stays to the end. 20 years experience, references. Dee at (937)751-5014.
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Boost Your Business ~ Place Your Ad Here 560 Home Furnishings LOVESEAT, black reclining and red loveseat and chair both purchased at Front Room Furnishings in Dublin, Ohio. Like new excellent condition. Just moved to Sidney and don't have room for them. Each set $550 j l e n t z 6 1 @ ya h o o. c o m . (937)538-0601.
577 Miscellaneous CRIB, changing table, changing chest, doorway swing, swing, high chair, booster, travel bassinet, tub, clothes, blankets, movies, dolls, more (937)339-4233. CRIB, real wood, good condition, stationary sides, $75 (937)339-4233 GUN Winchester model 37, 12 gauge shot gun. $250. (937)581-7177 QUILTING FRAME, Next Generation, partially assembled, large enough for king-size, can be made smaller, excellent condition, instructional dvd, $150, (937)418-4758 SEWING MACHINE, Husq Varna Viking 330 with accessories, works good, $80. Call (937)418-9271. SNOW BLADE with chains, John Deere L130, used once, $150 OBO, (937)773-5248.
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Dearest Lynn, We love you sweetie! Keep that beautiful smile, always! We love you, Mom & Dad
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________________________________________________________________ Closing: (for Example: Love, Mom) ________________________________
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WALKER, seated walker, wheel chair, tub, shower/ transfer benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grab bars, canes, entertainment center, more! (937)339-4233.
Send your message with payment to: Sidney Daily News, Attn: Classifieds, 1451 North Vandemark Rd., Sidney, OH 45365
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Credit Card #: ___________________________________________________ LABRADOR RETRIEVER puppies, AKC, born 10/31, first shots & wormed, 2 black females, 2 black males, $225. Call/text (937)638-0496. KITTEN Male, tabby, 4 months old, brownish with charcoal stripes. Sweet and funny. Needs a good home. (937)473-2122
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WALKER, adult, folds, adjustable height, good condition, with or without wheels $20. (937)339-4233
Mom, Happy Valentine’s Day to the best mom ever! Hugs & Kisses, Natalie
Blake, You’ll never know how much you mean to me! I love you! Annie
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583 Pets and Supplies
CAT, free to a good home. We would love to keep her but we can't. I already have a dog and a cat and we are only allowed two animals. She is very loving, friendly, loves to play and loves you to pet her. She is litter trained! I don't want to take her to the pound or an animal shelter. She is so cute she needs a family to love her. Please call (937)214-4568 ask for Billie or Jason.
592 Wanted to Buy WANTED! Need money? I buy guns, gold and silver coins and jewelry. Fair prices. (937)698-6362
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PUBLIC NOTICE DIRECTORY SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-663 JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA vs. Sally A. Wood, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 30, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-095780 Also known as: 530 Riverside Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Tina Woods, Attorney 2352274 12/28-2012, 01/04, 01/11-2013
800 - Transportation
805 Auto 2005 CADILLAC CTS, silver, with black leather interior, 125,000 miles. fully loaded: navigation, DVD, leather, heated seats, dual climate control, Sirius radio and much more! Wood trim. She's a beauty - don't pass her up!! $9000 OBO. Please contact me if interested! (937)418-4029
890 Trucks 2001 GMC Sonoma, new tires, 119,000 miles, tool box, great gas mileage! $3000. Call (937)214-5065.
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2000 PONTIAC GRAND AM SE Great gas mileage, sunroof, 144K miles, runs great, asking $3200 (937)684-0555
2003 FORD F150 SUPER CAB V6, 5-speed manual, AM/FM/CD, cruise control, cold AC. $7900. (937)638-1832
SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-667 Fort Worth Mortgage vs. Scott A. Dyson, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-053250 Also known as: 127 Linden Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixth Six Thousand and 00/100 ($66,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Neil C. Sander, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013
SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-582 Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Alisa A. Castle, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 30, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Springcreek, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: J27-013750 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 186, Page 204 Also known as: 2730 U S Route 36, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Two Hundred Thirteen Thousand and 00/100 ($213,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Dustin K. Looser, Attorney 12/28-2012, 01/04, 01/11-2013
SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-508 Bank of America, NA vs. Gregory S. Reprogle, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-069170 Also known as: 1710 Dubois Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Eleven Thousand and 00/100 ($111,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Jeffrey R. Jinkens, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013
SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-207 Midfirst Bank vs. Victor E. Grabeman, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 30, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-027310 Also known as: 1424 Madison Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty One Thousand and 00/100 ($81,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kelly A. Spengler, Attorney 12/28-2012, 01/04, 01/11-2013
SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-513 Bank of America, NA vs. Martha J. Hampton, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-018310 Also known as: 505 Riverside Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Joshua J. Epling, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013 2353556
SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-525 Bank of America, NA vs. Chris A. Kew, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 23, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Newberry, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: H17-043960 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 731, Page 208 on September 24, 2002 Also known as: 7244 West Piqua Clayton Road, Covington, Ohio 45318 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Eight Thousand and 00/100 ($48,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Peter L. Mehler, Attorney 12/21, 12/28-2012, 01/04/2013
SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-305 JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. vs. Keith R. Helmandollar, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-053330 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 783, Page 712 Also known as: 1001 Nicklin Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty One Thousand and 00/100 ($51,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Channing L. Ulbrich, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013
SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-539 HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. vs. Christopher R. & Tara A. Miller, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 23, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Conover, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: B04-034053 Prior Deed Reference: Deed Book 699, Page 186 Also known as: 7590 North Alcony Conover Road, Conover, Ohio 45317 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty Seven Thousand and 00/100 ($57,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Ryan F. Hemmerle, Attorney 12/21, 12/28-2012, 01/04/2013
SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-438 U S Bank, NA vs. Brandy R. Walters, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 30, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-050160 Prior Deed Reference: OR Book 80, Page 293 Also known as: 718 Vine Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Lori N. Wight, Attorney 12/28-2012, 01/04, 01/11-2013
SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 10-215 U S Bank, NA vs. Diane Withrow, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 23, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Springcreek, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: J27-052120 Also known as: 8295 McFarland Road, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Thirty Six Thousand and 00/100 ($36,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Matthew Murtland, Attorney 12/21, 12/28-2012, 01/04/2013
SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-461 Bank of America, NA vs. Iva E. Simmons, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 30, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-060090 Also known as: 207 Upway Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Two Thousand and 00/100 ($72,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Jeffrey R. Jinkens, Attorney 12/28-2012, 01/04, 01/11-2013 2352283
SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-789 CitiMortgage, Inc. vs. Tinika S. Tilton, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-040220 Prior Deed Reference: Deed Book 772, Page 744 Also known as: 1036 Camp Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty Seven Thousand and 00/100 ($57,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Pamela Fehring, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013 2353544
SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-420 JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA vs. Sharon E. Flaugher, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-007490 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 796, Page 439 Also known as: 529 South Downing Street Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Thousand and 00/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Pamela A. Fehring, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013 2353547
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SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-088 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Michael F. Phillips, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Bradford, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: H18-000001 & H18-000010 Also known as: 295 Spitler Avenue, Bradford, Ohio 45308 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Andrew C. Clark, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013 2353550