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TOMORROW Piqua principal retires Commitment To Community INSIDE: Miami East FFA team competes. Page 8.

OPINION: Debunking some myths. Page 4.

SPORTS: Edison baseball team looking for players. Page 16.

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Winter tornadoes hit South Powerful storms claim two lives DAVID GOLDMAN AND KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. — A massive storm system raked the Southeast on Wednesday, spawning tornadoes and dangerous winds that overturned cars on a major Georgia interstate and demolished homes and businesses, killing at least two people.


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Will Carter, 15, surveys the damage to his house upon arriving home from school following a tornado Wednesday in Adairsville, Ga.

In northwest Georgia, the storm system tossed vehicles on Interstate 75 onto their roofs. The highway was closed for a time, and another main thoroughfare remained closed until crews could safely remove downed trees and power lines from the road. WSB-TV in Atlanta aired footage showing an enormous funnel cloud bearing down on Adairsville, about 60 miles northwest of Atlanta, as the storm ripped through the city’s downtown area. The system flattened See Tornadoes/Page 2



This week’s USA Weekend, which will be included in Saturday’s Call, features the senior health edition.

Piqua Catholic open houses set


PIQUA — Piqua Catholic Schools will host the following open houses this weekend. The public is invited to attend. There will be a raffle for attendees’ participation. • Kindergarten Class for 2013-14, 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Downing Street Campus, 218 S. Downing St. All incoming kindergartners and their families are invited to meet the teacher, students and see the school.(773-3876) • Students in K-8, 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 3. Downing Street Campus for grades K-3 and the North Street Campus at 503 W. North St. for grades 408. (773-1564)



A Miami County man was injured when he lost control of the pickup truck he was driving and crashed on CLEVELAND (AP) — Casstown-Sidney Road near Cathcart Road on Wednesday. Deputies say that Kenneth Baker, 30, was northWednesday’s winning Ohio bound on Casstown-Sidney Road around 3 p.m. when he lost control on a curve and crashed into a large Lottery numbers: tree several hundred feet away. Firefighters and medics from Troy and Casstown freed the victim from the Night Drawings: wreckage. Baker was transported by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment. Baker was listed in ■ Classic Lotto fair condition Wednesday night. The crash is being investigated by Miami County deputies. 02-24-29-31-32-49 ■ Rolling Cash 5 07-26-30-32-39 ■ Pick 3 Numbers 6-7-5 ■ Pick 4 Numbers tional hearing was the day’s women were slain by a 1-5-6-6 Wednesday to most riveting gunman who invaded Day Drawings: act quickly to moment, deliv- Sandy Hook Elementary ■ Midday 3 curb firearms beered in a hushed, School in Newtown, Conn. 9-4-8 cause “Amerihalting voice two She retired from Congress ■ Midday 4 cans are years after the last year. BY ALAN FRAM 9-3-3-8 counting on you.” Arizona DemocBut at the same session, Associated Press Not everyone rat suffered head a top official of the NaWASHINGTON — Se- agreed, underwounds in a Tuc- tional Rifle Association reClassified....................13-15 verely wounded and still scoring the na- GIFFORDS son shooting spree jected Democratic that killed six peo- proposals to ban assault Comics.............................12 recovering, former Rep. tional political ple and two months after Entertainment ..................5 Gabrielle Giffords begged divide over gun control. See Giffords/Page 2 Giffords’ 80-word plea 20 first-graders and six Horoscope .....................12 lawmakers at an emoLocal ................................3 Obituaries ...........................2 Opinion ..............................4 Religion ........................6 School .....................7-10 STAFF REPORT Arrested on a count of rape, age of 13. Sports......................16-8 a first-degree felony, Jacob L. If convicted as charged Weather ............................3 TROY — Bond has been Jones, 19, was arraigned in Jones faces up to a decade beset at $100,000 for a Bradford Miami County Municipal hind prison bars and would man who allegedly raped a Court and should he post his be labelled as a sex offender, young child after he faced a bond he has been ordered to which would require him to judge at his initial court ap- have no contact with the vic- register as such in the county pearance Wednesday morn- tim in the case, which is a 6 2 See Rape/Page 2 JONES ing. child who is younger than the 7 4 8 2 5 8 2 1 0 1

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Dentist offers veterans free care


TROY — Local veterans and those currently serving are invited to a free dental clinic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 at James G. Case DDS family and cosmetic dentistry practice. Any services that can be completed in one day will be offered, including cleanings, fillings, root canals, examinations, Xrays and extractions, said business manager Mindy Buechler. More than $22,000 in services have been donated during the past three clinics, she added. The office is located at 3006 N. County Road 25-A See Veterans/Page 2

Gas station robber gets four years BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer TROY — A West Milton man who robbed two Troy Speedway gas stations within 15 minutes of e a c h other learned his fate at a s e n tencing h e a r - HYMER ing in common pleas court earlier this week. Daniel A. Hymer, 30, was sentenced to a combined four years years in prison for his convictions on two counts of robbery, felonies of the third-degree. He faced up to 72 See Robber /Page 2


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Nancy A. Schumacher TROY — Nancy A. Schumacher, 60, of Troy, died at 4 : 1 9 p . m . Tuesd a y , Jan. 29, 2013, at Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center. SCHUMACHER She was born July 24, 1952, in Miami County to the late Harry and Catherine (Heck) Peterson. She married Robert L. Schumacher on July 24, 1976, in Piqua; and he survives. Other survivors include a son, Michael Schumacher of Troy and fiancé Jennifer Hodge; a daughter, Deeanna Schumacher of Troy; a granddaughter, Alexis Schumacher; a sister, Marilyn Moore of Troy; and a sister-in-law, Christine Peterson of Odon, Ind. She was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Peterson. Mrs. Schumacher graduated in 1970 from Miami East High School and earned her degree in nursing from Miami Valley Hospital in 1973. She worked as a Registered Nurse for Dettmer Hospital for 20 years, then joined the Upper Valley Joint Vocation School where she

was an instructor for their Licensed Practical Nurse program for 10 years and continued to work an additional 10 years as the secretary for St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she was also an active member for many years. She was active with the Cub Scout program for many years as a Den Mother. She served on the board of directors of the Ohio Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, enjoyed reading, collecting Norman Rockwell memorabilia and Precious Moments figurines. She will be great missed by her loving family and many friends. A service to honor her life will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ronald Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Visitation will be from 35 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 248 Wood St., Piqua, OH 45356. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

Rape Continued from page 1 where he lives, works or receives an education for the next 15 years and possibly the next 25. Deputies with the Miami County Sheriff ’s

Veterans Continued from page 1 after a move in October. Case came up with the idea for the free clinic during the holiday season a few years ago. “We had asked Dr. Case what he wanted for Christmas that year, and he said more than anything, he’d like to donate our time one day a year to treating our veterans. So that’s how it got started,” Buechler said. No insurance is necessary, and people of all ages are welcome. Interested individuals are encouraged to schedule as soon as possible by calling the office at (937) 552-9028. Prospective patients are asked to bring their discharge papers or military ID.

Office took Jones into custody this week for a rape allegation involving a youth that allegedly transpired on Oct. 1. A preliminary hearing has been set for Feb. 6.

Charles W. ‘Bill’ Doll TROY — Charles W. “Bill” Doll, 86, of Troy, passed a w a y Wednesday, Jan. 3 0 , 2013, at the Waln u t Creek Nursing Center, Ketter- DOLL ing. He was born May 4, 1926, in Troy, to the late William R. and Bernice (Sloan) Doll. He was married to Louise (Hart) Doll in August 1947, and she preceded him in death in September 1999. He is survived by his four children, Becky Doll (Michael) Howes of Pickerington, Steve Doll of Troy, Sally Doll of Troy, and Bill Doll of Vandalia; three grandchildren, Mindy (Dave) Kaiser of Tipp City, Brittney (Eric) Hauck of Andover, Kan. and Sarah Howes of Pickerington; three greatJordan grandchildren, Kaiser, Keane Hauck and Kaden Hauck; one sister, Carolyn (Sylvester) Herrmann of Troy and their three children, Gary Herrmann, Debbie Marchi, Gail Niles, and families. In addition to his parents and his wife, Bill was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, Canaan Hauck. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II as a pharmacist’s mate aboard The Battleship USS Arkansas (BB-33). He saw action in the Pacific Theatre and participated in the landing of

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Okinawa and Iwo Jima. He inwas volved in the nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll. He had been a lifelong resident of Troy and was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the Troy Elks Lodge BPOE No. 833, Franklin Lodge No. 14 F&AM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton, Troy Fish & Game, VFW Post No. 5436; and AMVETS Post No. 88. He was an avid sportsman, fisherman and hunter, and he was a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Bill was the owner of Doll Dental Laboratory for more than 50 years. Services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Mark Zelnick of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Walnut Creek Nursing Center Staff for their care during Bill’s stay. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420, Miami County Humane Society, P.O. Box 789, Troy, Ohio 45373, or a charity of your choice. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Three-car crash

homes and wiped out parts of a large manufacturing plant. Pieces of insulation hung from trees and power poles, while the local bank was missing a big chunk of its roof. One person was killed and nine were hospitalized for minor injuries, state emergency management officials said. Residents


Piqua Fire Department medics tend to injuries as police officers begin their investigation into a three-vehicle crash on Covington Avenue near McDonald’s on Wednesday afternoon. One person was transported for treatment of minor injuries.The crash remains under investigation by the Piqua Police Department.

said no traces remained of some roadside produce stands — a common sight on rural Georgia’s back roads. One other death was reported in Tennessee after an uprooted tree fell onto a storage shed where a man had taken shelter. In Adairsville, the strange mix of debris in one yard showed just how dangerous the storm had

been: a bathtub, table, rolls of toilet paper and lumber lay in the grass next to what appears to be a roof. Sheets of metal dangled from a large tree like ornaments. “The sky was swirling,” said Theresa Chitwood, who is the owner of the Adairsville Travel Plaza. She said she went outside to move her car because she thought it was going to

hail. Instead, the passing storm decimated a building behind the travel plaza. “It sounded like a freight train coming through,” she said. “It looks like a bomb hit it.” Adairsville is a small town in the Oothcalooga Valley, with a historic district lined with trees and a mix of pre-Civil War and Victorian homes.

ground checks did identify a criminal, “as long as you let him go, you’re not keeping him from getting a gun and you’re not preventing him from getting to the next crime scene,” said Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president. He said poor enforcement is “a national disgrace.”

Giffords, in her brief appearance, focused on the carnage from armed assailants. “Too many children are dying,” she said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. “Too many children. We must do something. It will be hard, but the time is now.”

Guiding her in and remaining to testify was Mark Kelly, the retired astronaut who is Giffords’ husband. The couple, who both owns guns, have formed a political action committee called Americans for Responsible Solutions that backs lawmakers who support gun restrictions.

for his actions on Sept. 14 when he first robbed the Speedway located at 1475 W. Market St. and another located at 1894 W. Main St. just after 1 a.m. Police took Hymer into custody after the robberies after a sheriff’s deputy spotted a vehicle that

matched a description of a suspect vehicle involved in the robberies a short time after they were committed. Surveillance footage from the gas stations showed Hymer committing the crimes, according to the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

Giffords Continued from page 1 weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and said requiring background checks for all gun purchases would be ineffective because the Obama administration isn’t doing enough to enforce the law as it is. Even if stronger back-

High School, DeGraff, in 1986. Regina was a member of Piqua Fish and Game, Piqua. She worked at A & B Machine in Sidney for 14 years. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Deacon Tony Teague officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 North Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Loa Faye Caldwell COVINGTON — Loa Faye Caldwell, 98, of Bradf o r d , passed a w a y Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Covington C a r e Center. She w a s CALDWELL b o r n Jan. 24, 1915, in Shelby County, to Cloyd Amos and Anna Elizabeth (Moyer) King. Loa Faye retired from General Films and Taco Bell. She was an active member of the Greenville Creek Christian Church where she worked as the ticket lady at the ice cream socials. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Ralph B. Caldwell; brothers, Herbert, David and John King; g r e a t - g r a n d d a u g h t e r, Rachael Maxwell; and great-great-grandson, Preston Cole-Slack.

She will be missed and remembered by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Mabel Caldwell of Bradford and Sam and Darlene Caldwell of Pleasant Hill; daughters and sons-in-law, Nadine Lavey of Bradford, Patty and Dan Stager of Greenville, Lois Jane Caldwell of Bradford, and Sally Adams of Piqua, 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 11 g r e a t - g r e a t grandchildren; and many extended family members. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at FuJackson-Sarver neral Home, 10 S. High St., Covington, with interment following at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Greenville Creek Christian Church, 5110 Buckneck Road, Bradford, OH, 45308. Online memories may be left for the family at

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SIDNEY — Regina A. Day, 46, of Sidney, died at 9 : 4 5 a . m . Tuesd a y , Jan. 29, 2013, at her residence. She w a s born in DAY Piqua on Oct. 17, 1966, to Lawrence and Donna (Brush) Day Sr. Regina is survived by one brother and sister-inlaw, Lawrence and Joyce Day Jr. of Maplewood; one niece, Elizabeth Day; and one nephew, Leon Day. She graduated from Riverside

TROY — David K. Harry, 59, of Troy, passed away at 5 : 5 0 a . m . Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at his r e s i dence following a HARRY lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Sept. 4, 1953, in Greenville, to the late Edgar L. and Evelyn A. (Knecht) Harry. David is survived by his daughter, Amy Harry of Columbus and her mother Beverly Adkins of Troy; four sisters and brothersin-law, Teresa “Terry” and Mark Shiverdecker of Sidney, Kimberly and Steve Burns of Greenville, Jodi and Scott Kaiser of Greenville, and Lori Enicks of Grand Blanc, Mich. Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Phyllis and Charlie Peck of Greenville, Janet and Ivan Thornburg of Winchester, Ind., along with several nieces and nephews, also numerous great-nieces and nephews.

David was a 1972 graduate of Arcanum High School and a 1975 graduate of Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis in automotive and diesel training. He was formerly employed with Emery World Wide, he was owner and operator of Groundworks Landscaping and most recently he worked at Express Tire & Auto Care Service Center in Troy as technician/manager. He loved cars and motorcycles and was the best mechanic ever and could fix anything. His hobbies included gardening, golfing, sports, motorcycles, his friends, family outings, and mostly camping and fishing. A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home in Troy, with the Rev. Ed Ellis officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Visitation will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P.O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be left for the family at

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Robber months behind bars on each count. In addition he was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $355.11. Hymer pleaded no contest and was found guilty of two felony robbery charges

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Marcia Maas will demostrate her painting techniques on Saturday at the Piqua Library. The event is open and free to the public.

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PIQUA — Watercolor Artist Marcia Maas of Wapakoneta will provide a live demonstration of her painting techniques Saturday at the Piqua Public Library. Free and open to the public, the demonstration is being held in conjunction with the Ohio Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibit currently on display at the library between now and Saturday from 12-5 p.m. Sponsored by the Piqua Public Library, Friends of the Library and Piqua Arts Council, the exhibit provides art aficionados with an opportunity to view 40 juried art pieces submitted by artists from through-

out Ohio. This marks the first time the OWS traveling exhibit has selected Piqua as one of its exhibition sites. Maas, who formerly taught art for 15 years at Lehman Catholic High School, will be accompanied by her husband, Denny, who will perform acoustical guitar during her demonstration, which gets under way at 12 p.m. in the library’s front lobby. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, she did post graduate work at Bluffton University, The Ohio State University, the University of Dayton and Wright State

University. Maas prefers to paint barns and farms, flowers and landscapes in watercolor or oils in addition to portraits in pencil. Current media includes color pencils, multi-media, pottery and figure drawing. She has been named recipient of numerous artwork awards including the Licking County Arts and Dawes Arboretum Art Exhibition, St. Mary’s Summerfest and Riverside Art Center Members Show. She and her husband are the parents of two married daughters and also have three grandchildren.

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Wilbur family fire update STAFF REPORT TROY — The Wilbur family was not home when a fire broke out just after noon Jan. 26 at their 3365 Eldean Road residence. The family dog was rescued. Troy Platoon Commander Scott Gheen said the fire was traced to a wood pellet stove that had been left on in the family room.

“Basically it started as a chimney fire, and then that got it excessively hot, and the attic caught on fire,” Gheen said. Troy and Covington crews were called to the scene. Two firefighters were injured, one from a ceiling collapsing and another from falling downstairs. The fire caused an estimated $70,000 in damages.

Edison to host second annual IT and engineer night

College to honor anniversary

PIQUA — Edison State Community College is hosting its second annual Information Technology and Engineering information night from 68 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Emerson Center at the Piqua main campus. This event will showcase the college’s Information Technology and Engineering programs. Throughout the evening students will have the chance to meet professors, tour the labs, talk with university partners about transfer

PIQUA — Edison State Community College is honoring the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. This event, sponsored by US Bank, will take place from 3:30-6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua main campus. Larry Hamilton, a local author of

opportunities, and visit with industry partners to discuss possible internship opportunities. “The course content at Edison is designed so that it is applicable to what the industry needs and prepares students for real world opportunities,” said Steven Sykes, professor of manufacturing and industrial management. Edison has created partnerships with some of the region’s leading employers. “We work closely with both our industry and university partners.

There are great opportunities for our students to stay in west central Ohio, seek exciting employment opportunities and continue their education,” said Patricia Ross, dean of information technology and engineering. Admissions counselors will be available and those who apply to Edison on this evening will have their application fee waived. Those who attend with have the chance to win raffle prizes at the end of the evening.

three historical novels and founder of PROD, Promoting Recognition of Diversity, will present and be available for autograph signing. There will be entertainment and awards presented to students K-12 who participated in speech writing and poster design contests. This event is free and open to the public. For any questions, contact Sarah Bear-Eberhardt at 778-7883.

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Debunking myths about privatization uring the last few decades several myths have been perpetrated by those who want the American public to swallow a vision of America seen only by those who would bring a grand oligarchy to America. By privatizing everything and ending all social services, they would restore power and money to the suffering rich. Myth No. 1. Privatization is the answer to outof-control government spending because it is always more efficient and cheaper. No. No. No. We can point to slow acting, inefficient, uncaring government agencies and workers and many times be justified in this. But is this because they are run by the government or simply because they are bureaucracies — too large and too sub-divided to have good control? Have you dealt with a phone, cable or insurance company lately? I was materials manager for a General Motors supplier when a man from GM called me and said he was the new packaging manager and wanted to standardize packaging with all suppliers. I worked with him for months. Then silence. I called and he “no longer worked in that department” and “there had been no one assigned to that job.” Silence ever after. Another time a Ford engineer called and asked for a blueprint of the part we were supplying because “it will take weeks to get it here.” I copied ours and faxed it to him. Big business can be as inefficient as big government. Now we have movement by governments to privatize just about everything that’s nailed down. Prisons, roads, schools, water, sewage services, colleges, air JACK ROBINSON traffic control, parking Columnist meters, maintenance of schools and government buildings, federal parks and Amtrak. Why would Wall Street buy out a government freeway for 50 years if it and its millionaire CEO weren’t expecting to make a killing? The company that privatized the parking meters in Chicago expects an 80 percent profit. The biggest charter school owner is a multi-millionaire who has never been in education and lobbies against progress reporting and testing in private schools. In Arizona, after 20 years of non-reporting of cost controls and quality reviews from their largest private school company, the state repealed the law rather than enforce it. A 2009 analysis of sewer and water privatization showed that private companies charge 80 percent more for water and sewage services. And in some third world countries water has become unaffordable for the poor. Unaffordable! Water! The right wing wants to take back airport security — give it back to the companies that brought us 9-11. They are also are trying to kill the post office and Amtrak by demanding they make a profit and the post office is also being forced to pay pensions 75 years into the future. No country demands this of these services. But the private delivery firms will be better at it and they also give to campaigns. The Koch brothers and the right wing feel that our public schools contribute to a socialist government even though our early leaders, whom the right wing adores, decided that the private schools of England were wrong and initiated our national free public school system 170 years ago. The right berated our unions for being communistic and anti-American during the thirties and forties. They haven’t elevated their opinion much over the years despite the unions’ role in building our middle class. Myth No. 2. All the evil on this earth is socialistic. At one of the Romney rallies I went to I had two separate people come up to me and explain how Obama and Hitler were both socialists, Hitler because his Nazi party had “National Socialist” in its name. I couldn’t get in a word to explain the basic continuum of modern government philosophies. From left to right are communism, socialism, liberalism, conservatism, fascism. Hitler jailed the communists, socialists and union leaders right after taking power. That doesn’t sound like a socialist to me. He also went after the people only taking from the German nation’s economy — the physically and mentally handicapped who did not contribute to the new Germany. These “takers” sadly and coldly also were the first to be exterminated. That doesn’t sound like a bleeding heart liberal to me. Throw in the homosexuals with the unions, socialists and the “takers” who all went to the camps first and you have a pattern that does not quite fit the left in America today.. But I suppose putting Obama in the same sack as Hitler, and using the Nazi party’s name to prove your point, puts Obama in his rightful place. I wonder if these same detractors’ rightful place may be in North Korea — or the “Democratic Republic” of North Korea to use its full and proper name.


Jack Robinson of Piqua is a University of Akron graduate who over 25 years worked his way up from the factory floor to a senior materials management position with General Tire. After the Akron plant closed, he worked at numerous companies, most of which either went broke or moved to Mexico. Contact him at


Tragic anniversary’s unjust deserts thing that we use to excuse We’ve been wandering in our actions, or should it be the desert for 40 years,” something that guides and declared Boston Cardiforms them? nal Sean O’Malley. It was an O’Malley did have a little ever-present reflection durgood news to share about a ing the week that marked victory in Massachusetts four decades of Roe v. Wade, over an initiative that the 1973 Supreme Court dewould have legalized ascision that established a sisted suicide there. It was woman’s right to an aborKATHRY LOPEZ a broad coalition that detion. Last week, Cardinal Columnist feated the legislative push O’Malley led a Mass that for the bill, and an op-ed began at least 24 hours of prayer and protest for thousands of peo- piece in a local newspaper from Ted ple gathered at the Shrine of the Im- Kennedy’s widow played no small role in maculate Conception in our nation’s its defeat. Her message was something that we must reflect on with the issue of capital. Are you, dear reader, sick of abortion, abortion as well: Life is a tremendous of the poverty of the discourse about the gift. We must love one another and do it issue, the twisted politics that accom- every moment, until our dying breath. pany it and where all this has left us as On the day of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, New York Cardinal Timoa culture? This moment is for you. In his remarks, O’Malley mentioned thy Dolan talked on his weekly radio an observer across the Atlantic: my show to a woman who almost aborted friend Austen Ivereigh, a co-founder of her son. The father was uninvolved, and Catholic Voices (the American branch of she learned the baby would have Down which I am a co-director). It’s an organ- syndrome. Many children found to have ization dedicated to responsibly shep- this condition in the womb are aborted, herding and furthering the public thanks to the good offices of medical sciconversation on life, marriage and other ence. But the mother on Dolan’s show issues that draw intense feelings and found love and support in the Sisters of often clouded emotions. In his book, Life, a religious order that offers coun“How to Defend the Church without seling, housing and community for Raising Your Voice,” Ivereigh writes: mothers in difficult situations. And she “Despite occasional rare victories, the couldn’t be happier with her choice, and pro-life movement has been consistently her child. If we’re going to do better, we’re going defeated in its attempts to awaken society to the value and dignity of unborn to have to start listening to one another lives; Catholics often feel, therefore, and advancing toward what is good and powerless to alter what can seem like just together. We use all kinds of phrases an inexorable slide into the dehuman- like “social justice,” and load them up ization of the unborn.” Again, what do with ideology that is neither social nor freedom and choice really mean? What justice. How about taking a few steps is good for women, for children, for soci- back? Seeing what each one of us can do ety? What is love and how does it fit into to help civil society flourish? It’s the only anything, anymore? These are the kinds cure for the despondency and anger so of questions that plague headlines and many of us feel about politics and culpop songs, but do we really have the ture. It’s the only way out of the desert! moral fortitude to explore them? Or is Kathryn Lopez is the editor-at-large of morality simply seen as something that helps us justify what we’re doing and National Review Online www.nationalthe repercussions that come with it? In She can be contacted at other words, should morality be some-

Letters to the editor

Student enjoys Piqua Catholic activities To the Editor: My name is Eric Kirner and I go to Piqua Catholic School in Piqua. I am in eighth grade and enjoy it here very much. I came here two years ago in hopes of a better education. I learned miracles do come true! Here at Piqua Catholic we are a wide array of academics, athletics, and activities. Some academics we have here include: religion, language arts, reading, social studies, mathematics, science, art, physical education, and band/music/choir. We enjoy learning the basics and a few extras. I, myself, am in choir and band. Also, our athletics department includes football, cross country, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading and track. Those activities keep our students very active throughout

the year. We also have extra-curricular activities that include: Destination Imagination, DA.R.E., Junior Optimist, Science Fair and Power of the Pen. Our mission here at Piqua Catholic is to maintain and strengthen Catholic traditions and Christian values. P.C.S. educates each child academically and spiritually by promoting learning, selfdiscipline, and respect for God and other students. Our ultimate goal is to become lifelong learners who will continue to grow in our Catholic faith empowered with the necessary skills and moral development to be active Christian members of society. —Eric Kirner 8th grade Piqua Catholic School

School has impact on youth’s life To the Editor: Hi, my name is Kyra Moos. I am an eighth-grade student at Piqua Catholic School. I play volleyball and I also cheer for boys’ basketball. I am the president of Junior Optimist Club and Squirettes. I am a member of Power of the Pen. I love being in eighth grade. Piqua Catholic is a great school. We are like one big family. All the students are really close. Everyone looks out for each other. We all love Piqua Catholic. We are a small school but it makes a large impact in my life. We have a lot of social activities. We

love sports at this school. We have a great faculty. The church is very supportive of our school. It is great to have such a supportive church. I love how our teachers help us when we don’t understand something. I am going to miss Piqua Catholic School. I have only been here for two years, but I will miss my teachers. I know that this school is great and has made an impact in all of our lives. Thank you very much for your support. —Kyra Moos 8th grade Piqua Catholic School

To the Editor: The Four Seasons Garden Club is celebrating its 50th year and thanks are in order. Members of the community have supported the Four Seasons Garden Club in many ways. 1. We thank those who stop and enjoy the flowers we have planted. You are the reason we continue our volunteering. 2. St. John’s Lutheran Church, Greene Street Methodist Church, Westminster Presbyterian, the YWCA and the Madison Avenue Church of God have contributed their site for the yearly open-tothe public Informational and Educational Meeting. The club could not have sponsored this event through the years without this support. Thank you. 3. Peggy Henthorn, manager of Miami Valley Centre Mall, has been instrumental in providing us with a site, setup and clean-up for the annual May fundraiser, the Mother’s Day Sale, for the two days prior to Mother’s Day. Andy’s Garden Center and Piqua Garden Place join with us in providing the beautiful flowers people enjoy purchasing. Piqua Garden Place partners with us for other annual our fundraiser, February Plant Coupon Sales. Andy’s Garden and Piqua Garden Place contribute throughout the year in many ways. Many area businesses provide speakers at nominal or no cost for monthly meetings. Thank you. 4. The city of Piqua has provided mulching, ditching, tree removal, bush trimming and so-o-o much more. Tom Zechman, Jeff Nehila, Kurt Huemmer, Bill Lutz and Gary Huff have been great go-to guys! Thank you. 5. We truly appreciate Vi Das for her valuable support in the continued maintenance of the Ann Mira Das Park flower beds. As club member Karla Milthaler once said, “Everything we do centers around gardening and finding ways to make Piqua more beautiful.” And we couldn’t do it alone. Thanks for the memories. —Sandy Knous-Wolf, President Four Seasons Garden Club









‘Warm Bodies’ could use more brains ... er, heat BY SHERI LINDEN The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES — “Warm Bodies,” the latest permutation of the zombie screen phenomenon, places heart over horror and romantic teen angst over sharp social commentary. The low gore quotient and emphasis on young love might disappoint genre purists, but for those open to the idea of a gently goofy mash-up, the film is strong on atmosphere and offers likably low-key, if somewhat bland, charms. As a date movie for teens and twentysomethings that nods toward edgy fantasy while favoring down-toearth mellowness, the Summit release is primed to hit the box-office sweet spot. Working from Isaac Marion’s young-adult novel, writer-director Jonathan Levine has devised a feature that’s his highest-concept production to date, yet still somehow his least contrived. His affinity for lowkey male coming-of-age stories, demonstrated in “The Wackness” and “50/50,” lends itself to the saga of an undead sensitive guy who falls for a real-live girl. The story’s dystopian versions of Romeo and Juliet are Nicholas Hoult’s R — he can’t remember his full name, or anything else about his pre-apocalypse existence — and Teresa Palmer’s Julie, whose meetcute involves a shoot-’em-up that ends badly for Julie’s duty-bound boyfriend (Dave Franco). As R’s voiceover narration explains, it’s been eight years since an unspecified plague devastated humankind. Corpses, as the slacker-ish zombies are called and of which he’s one, feed on what’s left of the living. A more extreme mutation called Boneys — skeletal creatures that are an effective but not quite menacing combination of stunt work and CGI — will eat anything, including corpses. The gore is suggested rather than explicit, mostly via the blood-smeared lips of R, who’s given to snacking on brains. It’s a form of nourishment that gives him access to the dead’s memories, presented in scenes that fill in backstory but don’t entirely make sense in terms of point of view. Julie helps to defend the humans’ walled-off Green Zone as a member of the militia organized by her widowed father (John Malkovich, a compellingly single-minded authority


This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Nicholas Hoult in a scene from “Warm Bodies.” figure). She winds up on the other side of the wall after a smitten R saves her from his fellow corpses and spirits her back to his home base, an abandoned airport that’s key among the movie’s superb Montreal locations. In the jet that R has turned into a paradise of retro collector’s tchotchkes, including vintage vinyl and a working turntable, the two stare at each other and try to converse, with R’s vocabulary of grunts gradually giving way to the language he’d almost forgotten. Before long they’re grooving to album cuts like Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” and Dylan’s “Shelter From the Storm” — songs that are no less enjoyable here for being transparently on-the-nose. There’s an exuberant sweetness to the material’s nostalgic slant that goes beyond thrift-shop memorabilia, binding millennial yearning to boomer pop-culture soulfulness. The portrait of adolescent alienation touches glancingly on degrees of conformity, but Levine has no interest in crossing into the politicalallegory territory of George Romero’s zombie classics. Here the ennui sometimes seeps into the narrative in a way that leaves stretches of the movie enervated and galumphing like a corpse. As far as the latter goes, Hoult’s shuffling zombie perambulation is particularly good, as is his facial expressiveness in scenes where R is essentially preverbal. The British actor, who made his name as a kid in

“About a Boy” and soon will topline Bryan Singer’s “Jack the Giant Slayer,” is charismatic as a guy whose first love proves truly transformative. He and Aussie Palmer handle their dialogue with believable American accents, zombie inflection included. Her Julie is a good match for R, at once warrior-tough and openhearted. As their respective best friends, Rob Corddry and Analeigh Tipton are well cast, the former providing a suitably inscrutable take on Mercutio and Tipton upping the film’s comic buoyancy. Cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe (whose credits include “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” ‘’The Others” and two “Twilight” features) uses widescreen, long shots and a bluegray palette to heighten the wasteland feel. From newspaper headlines to street art by Shepard Fairey, Martin Whist’s production design is a frozen-in-time cityscape waiting to be thawed. But when the central characters’ love jump-starts that thawing, the movie grows less evocative and more heavy-handed, pounding home its theme of engagement over passivity to the brink of Hollywood malarkey. Flavorful song choices aside, the music score likewise veers toward the sentimental. At its best, “Warm Bodies” paints a dead zone’s slow awakening with gloomy giddiness, brimming with visual humor. “Warm Bodies,” a Summit release, is rated PG-13 for zombie violence and some language. 97 minutes.

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Teacher is shocked to learn about student’s new career DEAR ABBY: I am an adjunct teacher in a small college in the Midwest. For the most part, my students are great, but one breaks my heart. I admire him because he has overcome some incredible obstacles. Last year, he lost a good job and had to drop out for a time. He’s back now, and when I asked about his new job, he said he runs a strip club. At first, I thought he was kidding, but he assured me he manages more than 50 ladies who, at the end of their shift, leave with their lives and their dignity. He doesn’t strike me as a common street pimp and I realize he took this job to survive. I’d like to approach him outside the classroom and offer to help not just him, but his employees. I don’t want to come across as a do-gooder, but I don’t think this is a great career. I know this letter may make for some funny water cooler conversations, but the truth is people who get sucked into the vice trade have a hard time getting out and often come to a bad end. Do I care about my students too much, or am I being judgmental? — WANTS TO HELP IN ILLINOIS

DEAR WANTS: I think it’s a little of both. You are well-meaning, but may have jumped to some incorrect conclusions. Manof adult agers entertainment clubs are not “pimps”; they are club managers. Further, just as not all prostitutes are exotic dancers, not all exotic dancers are prostitutes. Many are single women working to support themselves and their children; others may be students trying to pay for their educations. Before trying to “rescue” any of them, visit the club and see firsthand what is — and is NOT — going on there. If there are underage girls being forced to work there, report it to the police. If not, recognize that they are adults and able to make their own career choices. vention as a Tennessee While I admire your good delegate. heart, the individuals Franchitti has won the you’re worried about may Indianapolis 500 race not need your assistance. three times. The couple wed in a priDEAR ABBY: I want to vate ceremony in Scotland ask your opinion about in 2001. something. I work at a donut shop inside a college campus. I have a tip jar, and many customers are generous and share their change with me. My probnoteworthy accomplish- lem is other people who feel entitled to the money ment. in my tip jar. There have Tomorrow: Bidding been instances when some of them realized they were quiz.


Advice a few cents short, so they stuck their hands in my tip jar and fished out the coins they wanted. It is not out of ignorance! The jar is clearly labeled “Tips — Thank you.” If I tell them they can’t take the money, they get angry. One lady screamed at me, saying I was “selfish,” and the money in the jar shouldn’t be just for me! What do you think, Abby? Am I too upset over a few cents? Or am I right to feel robbed and stand up for myself when people do this? — DOING MY JOB ON CAMPUS DEAR DOING MY JOB: I don’t blame you for feeling robbed. Your tips ARE meant just for you, and you have earned every penny your customers left in recognition of your good service. What these people are doing is petty theft. Some establishments avoid this problem by leaving a small container of pennies on the counter. Please suggest it to your boss. 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Judd announces separation from Franchitti LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti are separating after 11 years of marriage. Judd’s spokeswoman confirmed a Tuesday report from People magazine that the 44-year-old

actress and 39-year-old Scottish race car driver are ending their marriage. The star of such films as “Double Jeopardy” and “Kiss the Girls” says in a statement that the pair will “always be family”

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Egypt declares state of emergency Along with curfew in three Suez Canal provinces

SIDNEY — The Sidney First Church of the Nazarene will host a Celebrate Recovery (CR) meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. CR is a recovery program to help people deal with hurt, habit or hang-up,including from divorce, rejection or betrayal. Habits may include gambling, drugs, pornography or alcohol. Hang-ups may include depression, negativity or anger. The program is open to anyone age 18 and above and is offered free of charge. The CR program focuses on the future, not the past. Participants are encouraged to accept responsibility for their actions. Growth in the context of small groups is emphasized. At CR meetings, music and messages all dealing with the various issues of recovery.The leaders of CR have numerous years experience in song leading and public speaking.Those interested in more information on CR, may go or email to questions

Soup supper POTSDAM —The Potsdam Church of the Brethren will host a Soup, Supper and Auction fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the church, 22 E. Cross St., Potsdam. The fundraiser is for Meghan Johnston, who has been selected to participate as a People to People Ambassador. Soup will be served from 5-6 p.m., with the auction starting at 6 p.m. For more information, call Lillian Moore, 6983484.

Ladies of Harmony BRADFORD — The Oakland Church of the Brethren, 8058 HoratioHarris Creek Road, Bradford, is presenting The Ladies of Harmony as their 2013 Dinner Theater production. This comedy will bring the audience much laughter as six church ladies meet to plan a small funeral dinner for a man they despised.They engage in gossip and during their conversations reveal several secrets about themselves. The big surprise comes the day of the funeral dinner when an unexpectedly large crowd arrives at the dinner and the ladies endure some very embarrassing moments. Those who attend will be greeted with valet parking, a wide variety of freshly prepared salads, entrees and desserts as well as wholesome entertainment that highlights the talents that exist within the congregation. The dates for this comedy are March 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 6 p.m. The cost of the dinner buffet and play is $22. The play only, with dessert to follow, is March 3 at 2 p.m., cost is $12. Cost for children 10 and under is half price. Reservations may be made by calling Brenda Coblentz at 937548-1895 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. Proceeds from the dinner theater production will help support Oakland’s outreach projects. Oakland Church is located 2 and half miles north of Gettysburg.


Egyptian protesters clash with police, unseen, in Port Said, Egypt on Sunday. Violence erupted briefly when some in the crowd fired guns and police responded with volleys of tear gas, witnesses said. State television reported 110 were injured. Egyptian health officials say 3 have been killed in clashes between protesters and police in Port Said. Morsi, in office since June, also invited the nation’s political forces to a dialogue starting Monday to resolve the country’s latest crisis. A statement issued later by his office said that among those invited were the country’s top reform leader, Nobel peace Laureate Mohammed ElBaradei, former Arab League chief Amr Moussa and Hamdeen Sabahi, a leftist politician who finished third in last year’s presidential race. The three are leaders of the National Salvation Front, an umbrella for the main opposition parties. Khaled Dawoud, the Front’s spokesman, said Morsi’s invitation was meaningless unless he clearly states what is on the agenda. That, he added, must include amending a disputed constitution hurriedly drafted by the president’s Islamist allies and rejected by the opposition. He also faulted the president for not acknowledging his political responsibility for the latest bout of political violence. “It is all too little too late,” he told The Associated Press. In many ways, Morsi’s decree and his call for a dialogue betrayed his despair in the face of wave after wave of political unrest, violence and man-made disasters that, at times, made the country look like it was about to come unglued.

A relative unknown until his Muslim Brotherhood nominated him to run for president last year, Morsi is widely criticized for having offered no vision for the country’s future after nearly 30 years of dictatorship under Mubarak and no coherent policy to tackle seemingly endless problems, from a free falling economy and deeply entrenched social injustices to surging crime and chaos on the streets. Reform of the judiciary and the police, hated under the old regime for brutality, are also key demands of Morsi’s critics. Morsi did not say what he plans to do to stem the violence in other parts of the country outside those three provinces, but he did say he had instructed the police to deal “firmly and forcefully” with individuals attacking state institutions, using firearms to “terrorize” citizens or blocking roads and railway lines. There were also clashes Sunday in Cairo and several cities in the Nile Delta region, including the industrial city of Mahallah. Egypt’s current crisis is the second to hit the country since November, when Morsi issued decrees, since rescinded, that gave him nearly unlimited powers and placed him above any oversight, including by the judiciary. The latest eruption of political violence has deepened

the malaise as Morsi struggles to get a grip on enormous social and economic problems and the increasingly dangerous fault lines that divide this nation of 85 million. In an ominous sign, a onetime jihadist group on Sunday blamed the secular opposition for the violence and threatened to set up vigilante militias to defend the government it supports. Addressing a news conference, Tareq el-Zomr of the once-jihadist Gamaa Islamiya, said: “If security forces don’t achieve security, it will be the right of the Egyptian people and we at the forefront to set up popular committees to protect private and public property and counter the aggression on innocent citizens.” His threat was accompanied by his charge that the opposition was responsible for the deadly violence of the past few days, setting the stage for possible bloody clashes between protesters and Islamist militiamen. The opposition denies the charge. In Port Said on Sunday, tens of thousands of mourners poured into the streets for a mass funeral for most of the 37 people who died on Saturday. They chanted slogans against Morsi. “We are now dead against Morsi,” said Port Said activist Amira Alfy. “We will not rest now until he goes

White House: Egypt’s democracy on ‘difficult path’ BY LARA JAKES AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Egypt is on a “difficult path” to a peaceful democracy, the White House said Monday as months of lukewarm political support for the conservative Islamic government was in danger of backfiring after deadly weekend riots pushed Cairo to crack down on civil rights. It was the latest strain on

the stretched-thin detente between the Obama administration and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood following — a fault line that already has delayed $1 billion in U.S. aid to Cairo. Billions of additional dollars in international loans also have been shelved because of Egypt’s instability. Washington has worried since June — when Egypt-

ian voters overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarak and picked Morsi as its first democratically elected leader — that the Brotherhood ultimately would default to its anti-American and anti-Israel roots instead of taking a more moderate stance towards peace. A spate of recent steps — from Brotherhood-led attacks on protesters, to vague protestations of women’s freedoms in the nation’s

new constitution, to revelations of old comments by Morsi referring to Jews as “bloodsuckers” and “pigs” — have raised alarm among senior U.S. officials. Political unrest in Egypt peaked this weekend with clashes that left more than 50 people dead and forced Morsi to deploy military forces and impose a curfew as part of a month-long state of emergency in three Suez Canal provinces.

and we will not take part in the next parliamentary elections. Port Said has risen and will not allow even a semblance of normalcy to come back,” she said. The violence flared only a month after a prolonged crisis — punctuated by deadly violence — over the new constitution. Ten died in that round of unrest and hundreds were injured. In Port Said, mourners chanted “There is no God but Allah,” and “Morsi is God’s enemy” as the funeral procession made its way through the city after prayers for the dead at the city’s Mariam Mosque. Women clad in black led the chants, which were quickly picked up by the rest of the mourners. There were no police or army troops in sight. But the funeral procession briefly halted after gunfire rang out. Security officials said the gunfire came from several mourners who opened fire at the Police Club next to the cemetery. Activists, however, said the gunfire first came from inside the army club, which is also close to the cemetery. Some of the mourners returned fire, which drew more shots as well as tear gas, according to witnesses. They, together with the officials, spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation in the city on the Mediterranean at the northern tip of the Suez Canal. A total of 630 people were injured, some of them with gunshot wounds, said Abdel-Rahman Farag, director of the city’s hospitals. Also Sunday, army troops backed by armored vehicles staked out positions at key government facilities to protect state interests and try to restore order. There was also a funeral in Cairo for two policemen killed in the Port Said violence a day earlier. Several policemen grieving for their colleagues heckled Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, who is in charge of the force, when he arrived for their funeral, according to witnesses. The angry officers screamed at the minister that he was only at the funeral for the TV cameras — a highly unusual show of dissent in Egypt, where the police force maintains military-like discipline. 2351221


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CAIRO — Egypt’s president declared a state of emergency and curfew in three Suez Canal provinces hit hardest by a weekend wave of unrest that left more than 50 dead, using tactics of the ousted regime to get a grip on discontent over his Islamist policies and the slow pace of change. Angry and almost screaming, Mohammed Morsi vowed in a televised address on Sunday night that he would not hesitate to take even more action to stem the latest eruption of violence across much of the country. But at the same time, he sought to reassure Egyptians that his latest moves would not plunge the country back into authoritarianism. “There is no going back on freedom, democracy and the supremacy of the law,” he said. The worst violence this weekend was in the Mediterranean coastal city of Port Said, where seven people were killed on Sunday, pushing the toll for two days of clashes to at least 44. The unrest was sparked on Saturday by a court conviction and death sentence for 21 defendants involved in a mass soccer riot in the city’s main stadium on Feb. 1, 2012 that left 74 dead. Most of those sentenced to death were local soccer fans from Port Said, deepening a sense of persecution that Port Said’s residents have felt since the stadium disaster, the worst soccer violence ever in Egypt. At least another 11 died on Friday elsewhere in the country during rallies marking the second anniversary of the antiMubarak uprising. Protesters used the occasion to renounce Morsi and his Islamic fundamentalist group, the Muslim Brotherhood, which emerged as the country’s most dominant political force after Mubarak’s ouster. The curfew and state of emergency, both in force for 30 days, affect the provinces of Port Said, Ismailiya and Suez. The curfew takes effect Monday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day.


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The staff for this week: Hailey Amburgey, Cara Long, Kayla Bowermaster, and Michael Compton.


PHS Art Club paints up plans BY KAYLA E. BOWERMASTER Staff writer PIQUA — At PHS the art club has been busy with painting a mural in Spanish teacher Karen Horvath’s room with a theme of Spanish culture. Painting began earlier in the school year, and progress has been a little slow, but the art club adviser, Seth Fashner, believes it can be completely finished by the end of the year. The club has also signed up to be a part of the Vans’ custom shoe design contest along with other high schools in the country. As the mural is being painted, they are waiting for blank Vans shoes to ar-


McDonald’s Student of the Week BY CARA LONG Staff Writer

rive, which will be designed according to themes and entered into the contest. Winners and runner-ups will receive

money to put into their school’s art programs. “It’d be really great to win,” Fashner said, “especially since we are entered

against other schools in Chicago and New York. It would be nice to just be finalists.” After the Vans contest,

Fashner would like to paint more murals in the school, and the club hopes to start another one at the end of the year.

Piqua high school presents Aida BY HAILEY AMBURGEY Staff Writer PIQUA — There is much buzz around Piqua High School about the annual musical. This year’s musical is Aida. It is a thrilling story about a man to be wedded to a woman, he but has deep feelings for another.

The musical is set for the weekend of April 12-14. Aida is a classic love story in rock opera form. The composer of the music is the famous Elton John. Aida’s screenplay is written by Disney. The showing will cost $5 for students of PHS and $8 for adults. The total number of cast mem-

bers is around55. The female leads are Summer Littlejohn (senior) as Aida and Sierra Iddings (senior) as Amneris. The male leads are Devon Parshall (junior) as Radames, Jacob Newbright (junior) as Zoser, Ben Beck (senior) as Mereb, and Antonio Valdez (junior) as the Pharaoh. Tom Westfall, Piqua High

School’s music director had this to say about Aida: “The show should be a lot of fun for the audience. I am really looking forward to starting work; it’s going to be a great show with a talented cast.” Come and support your local school at the showing of Aida.

Honor roll students rewarded for achievements BY MICHAEL COMPTON Staff Writer PIQUA — The honor roll students at Piqua High School are being given an ice cream social for being on the honor roll or honorable mention for the 1st and

2nd quarters. Invitations for the event will be given out in students’ first period classes on Feb. 4. The awards ceremony will be held on Feb. 8 during 7th period. The ceremony will be held starting in the cafeteria for ice

cream and will be followed by the actual award ceremony in the auditorium. Students have a choice of their type of ice cream as well as their choice of toppings including hot fudge and peanuts. There are a total of 143 certificates being distributed during

the ceremony. PHS student council will be sponsoring this event to promote educational achievement. The qualifications for honor roll is a GPA of 3.76- 4.00 and honorable mention students must achieve a 3.51- 3.75 GPA.

PIQUA — The McDonald’s Student of the Week for the week of Jan. 8 is Hannah Went. Went is the daughter of Susan and Craig Cheney. Went was nominated by teacher Nick Neary. She was nominated for the characteristics of respect, diligence and responsibility. “Hannah maintains a positive attitude and works diligently to be one of the best in the class,” Neary said. “She participates frequently and contributes positively to the classroom environment.” Went is a junior and is actively involved in soccer, basketball, and student council. Her favorite teacher is Neil Shade. Her favorite class is chemistry. She is not sure where she wants to go to college after she graduates or what career she wants to pursue.

More school news on pages 8-10

Reporters: Ellie Cain Emilie Cavinder Emily Hoersten Adviser: Elaine Schweller-Snyder

Issue #18 - January 31, 2013

Catholic schools raise the standards

Solo and ensemble: a busy time in band

BY EMILY HOERSTEN The annual Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event involves most band and choir members at Lehman. Students who participate perform solo or in small groups like trios and quartets (ensembles). The date of this year’s competition is Saturday, Feb. 2, and our district’s event is held at Greenville High School. The ensembles were decided in November, music was handed out, and each ensemble began practicing together after school, getting ready for the day they are to perform for a judge. The event is put on by OMEA, Ohio Music Education Association. The performance is scored on a scale of one to five, five being the lowest and one being the highest. A “one” is considered “superior” and receives special recognition. Obviously the goal for participating students is to get Freshman the highest score, a “one.” The music to be performed Diana Gibson must be chosen from a required list, divided into “It means a lot to me to go to a classes (A,B, or C) depending on difficulty. Catholic school. It will help me The OMEA event is a time for students from all over make morally right decisions Ohio to perform prepared songs for judges. From vobased on my Catholic Faith.” calists to string instruments, there are many opportunities to show off talents. If not performing, you may enjoy coming to watch others throughout the day. Sophomore Not only are band members preparing ensembles, Ellie Sargent but there are solos to be performed. Instrumental “I like being in a Catholic environ- soloists not only have to play a song, but they have to ment and learning about Jesus.” memorize scales. Soloists have to practice on their own time and some have private teachers to help. With all of the instruments she knows how to play, junior Alia Whitney definitely has her hands full. She is not only participating in a percussion ensemble Junior playing snare drum and a woodwind trio playing basNoah Dunn soon, but she is undertaking three solos. Whitney is “Learning about my Faith in Catholic school is the start to a preparing a flute solo, a snare drum solo, and a bassoon solo. It can be quite overwhelming, but she whole new lifestyle.” says, “I love to play music and share my love of it in whatever way I can.” The amount of time and effort put into the solos is immense. Whitney talked about the difficulty of her Senior snare solo, “It is a class A solo (the most difficult) and Quinton Malone it is the hardest music I’ve ever tried to play.” She “My Catholic spends time practicing for each of her solos and is education at Lehman means the aiming for the best. world to me.” You can support the other soloists and those in the ensembles on Saturday. We hope all the Lehman entries get lots of applause and that coveted “one” rating!

BY ELLIE CAIN The national celebration of Catholic Schools Week is occurring this week — Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. The 2013 theme, as chosen by the National Catholic Education Association, is “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards” which supports the recent launch of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools. These standards ensure the effective operation and responsible governance of Catholic schools across the country, promoting high academic standards and Catholic identity. The Cavalier Crier asked four Lehman students, one from each class, what their Catholic education means to them.

Biscuits and Greve BY EMILIE CAVINDER You may have heard the name Alec Greve (pronounced Greevy) and have not gotten the chance to know him. Alec is the son of Scott Greve, Lehman’s Development Director. He is a big participant in his sophomore class, taking on the role of class president and being involved in various activities. Greve participates in the Pro-Lifeguards club, Mock Trial, and Academia. He also stays busy playing baseball and basketball at school, and also playing on a fall baseball team. Greve enjoys going to Wapak or Lima to hangout with friends on the weekends. Greve was not always in the public or private school system. He was actually home schooled until the 7th grade. Since they have a large family, it was getting harder for his mom to school his brothers and sisters, as well as Alec since he was getting into more advanced subjects. The family decided to make the move to Sidney, and decided on Holy Angels and then Lehman. Greve’s favorite class this year is Religion (Sacraments), and his favorite teacher is Mr. Schmiesing. There are six other little Greves, Alec’s siblings. Their names are Colin (15), Jeremiah (10), Kaleb (8), Elizabeth (6), Kaitlyn (4), and Thomas (2). Alec Greve is one of those people who is very easy to get to know. If you see this smiling face around don’t be shy to go say hi. You never know what else you may learn about him.

Calendar of Events Saturday, Feb. 2 Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event (all day at Greenville High School) Lehman Foundation Banquet 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 Music Boosters Quarter Mania 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 Lehman Science Fair (exhibits open for public viewing at 8:30 p.m.)


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Ag communications team competes Present media plan and take part in editing quiz CASSTOWN — Recently the Miami East FFA Agricultural Communications team competed in the District 5 competition. The team consisted of Kendra Beckman, Corrine Melvin and Rebekah Eidemiller. The team placed 2nd out of six teams. Corrine Melvin placed first in the entire contest. Kendra Beckman placed third in the entire contest. Both girls receive a plaque sponsored by the District 5 FFA Chapters. During the contest the team presented a media plan on a Farmer’s Market. They also took an online

general knowledge test on agricultural communications and an editing quiz on their knowledge of Associated Press style writing. The team now advances to state competition in February where they will demonstrate their knowledge of agricultural communication. The Miami East Agricultural Education program is a satellite program of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center. Respectfully submitted, Rebekah Eidemiller, Reporter.


Left to right, Miami East FFA members Kendra Beckman, Rebekah Eidemiller and Corrine Melvin placed 2nd in a recent District 5 competition.

FFA chapter sponsors coloring contest for Miami East students First place winner receives collectable bear for prize


Miami East FFA elementary coloring contest winners in the front row, left to right, are Jadyn Bair, Abigail Kadel, Brooklyn Taylor, and Kynlee Patton. Back row, FFA members Kolin Bendickson and Sarah Pyers.

Abigail Kadel • Carmen Richters’ class — Kynlee Patton • Mary Simmons’ class — Jadyn Bair • Ashley Demmitt’s class — Brooklyn Taylor Each student participating received a pencil, agricultural color pad, and candy. The first place picture in each homeroom was awarded a collectable FFA bear. This contest is an an• Rhea Kirk’s class — nual event.

CASSTOWN — The Agricultural Promotions Committee of the Miami East FFA Chapter recently sponsored a coloring contest at Miami East Elementary. Students in first grade were given a farm picture to color. FFA members evaluated the pictures and awarded first place to each homeroom. The results are as follows:

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FFA students recognized for high points CASSTOWN — The Cooperation Committee of the Miami East FFA Chapter recently recognized members that earned the highest points in the FFA Points System. They earned points because of their participation in various FFA activities taking place in the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year. Each top winner was recognized at the January FFA meeting and given a PROVIDED PHOTO Left to right, Miami East FFA students Chris Teaford, Sarah Pyers, Mirand Maggart, and Lauren Williams certificate towards $20 in the FFA Supply Catalog. were recently recognized by their chapter’s cooperation committee. The top placing individ-

uals according to agricultural education classes were: • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources – Miranda Maggart • Animal Science – Chris Teaford • Business Management (Junior) – Lauren Williams • Business Management (Senior) – Sarah Pyers The Miami East Agricultural Education program is a satellite program of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center.

Edison Dean’s List Fall 2012 PIQUA — Edison State Community College recently recognized 490 students for excellence in academics on the 2012 fall aemester dean’s list. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have at

least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester. The students at Edison are not only recognized by peers for their achievements but by significant

administrators. “The students named on the dean’s list show they have perseverance, diligence, focus and intelligence,” said Sharon Brown, senior vice president for academic affairs. “They have shown

how well they can achieve academic success and I congratulate them.” Area students listed include: Bradford: Leah Allread, Christopher Anderson, Michelle Anderson, Tracy

Dirksen, Michelle Dunlevy, Karla Garber, Abigail Hauschild, Tracy Hoelscher, Logan Houser, Sarah Santon, Forrest Shellabarger Casstown: Emily Johnson, John Kaur, Sabra

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PHS Honor Roll 2nd Quarter PIQUA — The following stu- Austin Palmer, Hannah Ryan, dents have been named to the Lauren Seman, Katie Stewart, 2nd Quarter Honor Roll at Shelby Vogler. Piqua High School: Commended: • Seniors Bryce Albert, Ben Beck, Tyler Billet, Breana Boettiger, Xavier Honor Roll: Brown, Kaci Cotrell, Shae Doll, Green, Rachel Taylor Bachman, Madisyn Samantha Boze, Nathan Burkholder, Harker, Steven Jenkins, Holly Gabrielle Collins, Allison Com- Jones, Brian Marsh, Brittney stock, Benjamin Crawford, Miller, Nolan Miller, Nathan PaBrandon deVaudreuil, An- trizio, James Rhynard, Shelby nemarie Finfrock, Rachel Rogers, Thomas Luke Schneider, Fornara, Ashley Gerlach, Brandi Justice Young. Good, Christy Graves, Kyler • Juniors Honor Roll: Holland, Victoria Hostetter, Joye Hsiang, Sierra Iddings, Emily Thomas Brown, Megan Craft, Kiefer, Summer Littlejohn, Cara Long, Kaitlynn McCawley, Lindsey Cruse, Myles Forror, Emily Mikolajewski, Alyssa Tyler Hill, Haley Huebner, Miller, Kyle Nichols, Alexandria Mykaila Ingle, Amanda Leggett, Rohrbaugh, Allsion Seiter, Bailey Manning, Jacob NewAustin Smith, Alex Tamplin, bright, Alessandra Painter, John Austin Tamplin, Adam Windle. Austin Reedy, Heidi Strevell, Emily Wenrick. Honorable Mention: Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Banks, Solomon Audrey Allen, Katie Allen, Carnes, Allison Cole, Cody Congdon, Eric Craft, Zachary Courtney Bensman, Abigail Fitzner, Mikayla Gao, Danielle Buecker-Berger, Chelsea Ceyler, Good, Megan Jones, Lucas Karn, Channon Collins, Teija Davis, Evans, Devin Macy Lambert, Cody Lumpkin, Madison Paige Martin, Alyssa McKinney, Magoteaux, Bryan Mayse, Megan Miller, Hannah Mowery, Sarah L. Palmer, Layne Patrizio,

Daniel Saul. Commended: Olivia Barhorst, Ryan Burch, Kendra Doak, Jacob Ganger, Sarah Grunkemeyer, Jarod Haney, Cody Harris, Abigail Helman, Chelsea Hill, Matthew Jackson, Griffen Jennings, Daniel Klosterman, Devon Parshall, Allissa Rohr, Chelsea Smith, Jacob Sowrey, Alexander Thompson, Brenda Welch. • Sophomores: Honor Roll: Marissa Adams, Michael Anderson, Carrie Beck, Clayton Brown, Alexis Burch-Burns, Kailey Byers, Corinne Crawford, Samantha DeBusk, Amanda Ellis, Brendan Fries, Kendall Grunkemeyer, Dillan Gump, Amy Hall, Luke Hanes, Frances Haney, Kylie Hays, Joling Hsiang, Caje Kindred, Kenton Kiser, Alexis Klopfenstein, Grace Lawson, Madeline Marshall, Alaina Mikolajewski, Andrew Newbright, Summer Ortlieb, Dylan Runge, Eleanor Ryan, Abbigayle Soliday, Reganne Tate, Hannah Went, Shauntel Whitfield, Rebekah

Wiles, Lyric Wyan. Honorable Mention: Karissa Atkins, Michaela Bell, Devin Bragg, Caitlin Brannon, Alexander Christian, Kylie Divens, Logan Ernst, Noah Gertner, Victoria Henderson, Sean Higgins, Megan Mullen, Nicole Peterson, Latiesh Roberts, Molly Smitley, Makayla Spillman, Cecily Stewart, Grady Stewart, Braden Wise. Commended: Julian Besecker, Shelby Bynum, Trenton Dreer, Jenna Fidelibus, Charles Graves, Morgen Grunkemeyer, Jacob Karn, Andrew Lamphar, Jasmine Larsen, Shelby O’Reilly, Zachary Sage, McKenzie Stephenson, Victoria Whitten, Dylan Williams, Hannah Wise, Brett Woodson. • Freshmen Honor Roll: Megan Anderson, Colton Bachman, Tyeal Booker, Carly Brown, Alana George, Joshua Hanes, Ashley Hobbs, Tyler Hutton, Kyle Ingle, Haeley Kittel, Jackson McMahan, Sierra Miller, Madeline Ponchillia, Benjamin Pritchett, Lilliona Rogers, Hannah Smith,

Megan Smith, Elizabeth Spoltman, Sara Stengel, Darrien Stewart, Victoria Teague, McKenzie Weller, Timothy Wade Wenrick, Emily Williams. Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Butt, Tristan Cisco, Taylor Cotrell, Collin Cox, Abigail Daugherty, Alycia Davidson, Charissa Engle, Brianna Firman, Anne Fletcher, Sarah Ganger, Jonathan Gerlach, Derrick Gullett, Kaitlyn Haines, Lucille Higgins, Jason Hill, Bradley Hohlbein, Kyle Jones, Cassidy Kraft, Reynna Lavey, Noah Lyman, Tanner McKinney, Jack Schmiesing, Taylor Shroyer, Trevor Snapp, Halley Strevell, Christopher Wagner. Commended: Emalee Ames, Brooke Bubb, Casie Cruea, Rupert Delacruz, Griffin Elliott, Hannah Glenn, Terran Hina, Isaac Karn, Kurstin Keister, Jordan Kiefer, John Klenk, Cheyanne Lumpkin, Erin Patrizio, Brianne Pfenning, Taylor Quinn, Samantha Rutherford, Tanya Rutherford, Tommy Skaggs, Cassidy Sullenberger, Caleb Vallieu, Rachel Wiles, Kortnee Wolfe.

Dean’s Continued from page 9 Frances Putnam Covington: Susan Adkins, Kimberly Burghardt, Timothy Cook, Joshua Holfinger, Cassandra Ingle, Justin Mahan, Molly Miller, Thomas Pitman, Jesse Reynolds, Gerald Rosengarten, Regina Rosengarten, Jaclyn Siefring, Samuel Slusher, Michayla Steele, Samantha Trost, Chelsea Wackler, Haley Wagoner, Casey Yingst Laura: Madeline Fig, Jessica Hurd, Jeffery Sowers, VeraKaye Sowers Ludlow Falls: Micaela Hinten, Sarah Sarver Piqua: William Anderson, Michele Ashline, Monica Avey, Jody Balser,

Brandon Baum, Britney Blundell, Joshua Bowman, Edward Brassington, Erika Brookhart, Kami Bryant, Nicole Burel, Megan Cantrell, Oreon Carter, Amanda Cayton, Teresa Childre, Kelly Coffey, Benjamin Cole, Jason Collins, Garrison Cooper, Ronald Cooper, Tiffany Cremeens, Barry Davis, Jeff Debrosse, Saira Denson, Brandon deVaudreuil, Haley Dotson, Shannon Dow, Jeremy Earl, Kimberly Engley-Gutierrez, Natasha Flaugher, Tonya Forror, Raymond Fuller, Hannah Goodwin, Cristy Grissom, Jeffrey Grote, Ashley Hall, Jessica Hedger, Brian Heggs, Cyrus Hock, Adam

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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Today, both Venus and Mars change signs. This could bring secret love affairs in the next month. All of you will enjoy more social activities, for sure. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) In the month ahead, romance with a boss or someone in a position of authority could develop. Meanwhile, others will ask you for your advice about layout, design, color, furniture arrangement, whatever. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Travel for pleasure will delight you in the next month. Nevertheless, your ambition is aroused because you want to make a name for yourself. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Gifts, goodies and favors from others will bless you in the next month. Keep your pockets open. (This could be handy, because you have travel plans!) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Relations with partners will improve beautifully in the next month to six weeks. (And your passion will match your affection.) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Many of you will get a raise or praise at work in the month ahead. However, relations with partners and close friends could be testy. Be patient. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) The next month is the perfect time for a vacation if you can swing it. At least, plan for parties, fun times, social occasions and enjoy playful times with children. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Decorating projects at home will intrigue you in the next month. Not only do you want to make things look better, you’ll want to entertain as well. Family relationships will be warm. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Strangely, you will be struck by how much beauty there is in your daily surroundings in the month ahead. You also will notice and perhaps be surprised by how much you are loved. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Look for ways to improve your income and boost your earnings in the month ahead. However, you’re also tempted to buy beautiful goodies. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) The next month is the perfect time to buy wardrobe items because you like what you see in the mirror. You also will be unusually charming with everyone. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) With Mars in your sign for the next six weeks, you’ll be raring to go! You’ll have no trouble asserting yourself and going after what you want. YOU BORN TODAY You are grounded in a practical way, which is why your strength is comforting to others. You’re strong-willed and bright. You’re also willful, headstrong and courageous! You appeal to logic in others; nevertheless, they often respond to your sensuousness. In the year ahead, something you’ve been involved with for the past nine years will end or diminish in order to make room for something new. Birthdate of: Leymah Gbowee, Nobel laureate; Michael C. Hall, actor; Meg Cabot, author. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.









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100 - Announcement

LABORERS CDL TRUCK DRIVERS Industrial contractor hiring for hard hat environment. Training provided.

125 Lost and Found LOST: in Fletcher area, neutered white male Jack Russell, answers to Skippy. Call (937)308-5534.

200 - Employment

235 General

City of Sidney

UTILITIES EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I To apply & see full time job description: or visit Municipal Building Receptionist 201 W Poplar Street Sidney, Ohio $18.61 - $24.01/hr

Apply at: 15 Industry Park Court Tipp City

PUBLIC WORKS STREET DIVISION CITY OF PIQUA The City of Piqua is accepting applications for the Street Department. Duties include performing street maintenance functions; Operates light, medium and heavy equipment to perform construction and maintenance; Performs street patching or construction work and curb and gutter improvements; Operates a pickup truck or dump truck to spread salt, plow snow or haul materials. APPLICANT MUST POSSESS A VALID C O M M E R C I A L DRIVER’S LICENSE. EXPERIENCE IN STREET MAINTENANCE OR HEAVY CONSTRUCTION DESIRED.

Application Deadline: February 8, 2013


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EOE HAIR STYLIST, Chameleon's Hair & Day Spa is currently accepting applications. Commission or booth rental. Only qualified, creative and energetic need apply, (937)773-6422.


Shop Help wanted. Cleaning & assembly. Weekdays, 9am-4pm. $8/hr & up. Apply at 8620 CasstownFletcher Rd., Fletcher, Wednesday or Thursday, January 30 & 31 from 9am to 12noon.

240 Healthcare

LABOR AND DELIVERY NURSES Casual positions are available on both day and night 12 hour shifts for Labor and Delivery nurses. Labor and Delivery experience required.

Miami Co. Municipal Court Services Drug Testing Lab Technician. Performs On-site laboratory drug testing for the Courts and other external agencies. Responsible for testifying in Court, and the operation of LEADS / NCIS terminal for court background checks and criminal history reports. Associate degree from an accredited education institution in chemistry or related laboratory field, and one (1) year experience in laboratory work. Some experience in the criminal justice field is preferred.. Must have a valid Ohio driver's license. Deadline is February 8, 2013.

Must be licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Ohio. Current BLS certifications required. Basic and Intermediate Fetal Monitoring courses or completion of courses within one year of hire. Completion of ACLS within one year of hire required. NRP Resuscitation certification is also required (or completed within 60 days of hire).

The Miami County Municipal Court Services Office at 215 W Main St Troy, OH 45373

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JOBS AVAILABLE NOW Champaign Residential Services has part-time openings available in Miami, Shelby, Darke, and Preble Counties for caring people who would like to make a difference in the lives of others. Various hours are available, including 2nd shift , weekends and overnights. Paid training is provided Requirements: a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid drivers license, have less than 6 points on driving record, proof of insurance and a criminal background check. OPEN INTERVIEWS CRSI 405 PUBLIC SQUARE #373 TROY, OH 45373 (937-335-6974) WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2013 From 9A-6P

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The Sterling House Clare Bridge of Troy is hiring

Resident Care Associates, Must be available all shifts. Experience and/ or STNA certification as well as dementia/ Alzheimer's experience is preferred, but we will train someone who shows the right heart for the job. Only those who are dependable and committed to giving the best care possible need apply. Preemployment drug screening and background checks are required. Please Apply in Person to: Sterling House and Clare Bridge of Troy 81 N Stanfield Rd Troy, OH 45373

MAINTENANCE TECH Crayex Corporation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Maintenance Tech. Ideal candidates will have a high school diploma with continuing education in appropriate disciplines; excellent math, reading, writing, and communication skills; excellent mechanical aptitude. Ideal candidates must be proficient in maintenance, fabrication, repair, and troubleshooting, including: • Electrical installation/ repair • Welding and fabrication • Hydraulic/ pneumatic installation/ repair • Blueprint reading electrical schematics • Diagnostic instruments and tools For immediate consideration, qualified candidates should send their resume to: Crayex Corporation ATTN: Human Resources/ Maintenance Worker PO Box 1673 Piqua, OH 45356

280 Transportation

Driver needed for LOCAL tractor trailer driving position, home daily. Work hours may vary but primarily 2nd shift hours. Must have CDLA, at least 1 year recent experience and be extremely dependable. Call Dave during the week at 800-497-2100 or on the weekend/evenings at 937-726-3994 or apply in person at: Continental Express 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH

Raymath Company, located in Troy, Ohio, is seeking welders for our expanding 2nd and 3rd shifts. Need to be able to mig and tig weld. Must have relevant metal manufacturing experience. Competitive salary with benefits.

305 Apartment 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT, a food grade liquid carrier is seeking Class A CDL tank drivers from the Sidney/Piqua/Troy area. Home flexible weekends. 5 years driving experience required. Will train for tank. Great Pay and Benefit Package. For further info, call Jane @ 1-888-200-5067 ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼

CDL Grads may qualify Class A CDL required Great Pay & Benefits! Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619

Apply in person or send resume to: HR 2323 W State Route 55 Troy, OH 45373


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PIQUA, Parkridge Place. Roomy 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, CA, stackable washer/ dryer furnished, $525, no animals! (419)629-3569.

TROY, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1.5 car garage, completely redecorated, $730 month, 1353 Lee Road (937)239-1864

PIQUA, lovely remodeled 1/2 double, 2 bedroom unfurnished, no animals. $500/monthly. Lawn service. 1713 Dubois. (937)773-5852

400 - Real Estate


TROY/TIPP ADDRESSES, Multi units! Private owner, info PO Box 181, Tipp City, Ohio 45371.

TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 monthly.

10 MILES north of Piqua in Houston. 1 bedroom, includes stove and refrigerator. $265 monthly plus utilities. (937)417-0080.

$200 Deposit Special!

TROY, 21 N. Oxford, 1 bedroom, down stairs, appliances furnished, $390 monthly, plus deposit. No pets. (937)698-3151

3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 2.5 bath with 2 car garage. (937)335-7176

WEST MILTON, 2 bedrooms, appliances, W/D hookup, air. $470/month + $300 deposit. Metro accepted. (937)339-7028. WOODGATE APARTMENTS, 1433 Covington, 1 bedroom, very quiet. $406 monthly, Special $299 deposit if qualified, (937)773-3530, (937)418-9408

315 Condos for Rent

NO RENT UNTIL MARCH 1ST 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments with all the amenities 2 BEDROOMS STARTING AT $495


TIPP CITY, 2 Bedroom, screened deck, large rooms, garage. $650 Month. Small pets ok. (937)339-3961

320 Houses for Rent BRADFORD, 511 North Miami Avenue, 3 bedroom, new furnace/ CA, 35x15 deck, 12x30 bedroom upstairs, $650 month + deposit, little deck in front. (937)448-2445. IN COUNTRY, Near Bradford, 3 bedroom trailer, $400 + deposit. 2 bedroom trailer, $400 + deposit, (937)417-7111, (937)448-2974.

PIQUA, 1 and 2 bedroom, W/D hookup $380 and $400 Monthly. (937)902-0572

PIQUA 1 bedroom house, $325. 1 bedroom apartment, $375. 2 bedroom apartment, $400. (937)773-2829 after 2pm

TROY area, 2 bedroom townhouses, 1-1/2 bath, furnished appliances, W/D hookup, A/C, No dogs $475. (937)339-6776.

PIQUA, 910 New Haven. 3 bedroom, 1.5 car, CA, fenced yard. $850, deposit. (937)778-9303, (937)604-5417.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013


500 - Merchandise

545 Firewood/Fuel 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. HARDWOODS: split, seasoned and delivered locally. $135 cord $70 half. Call (937)559-6623 or (937)418-5122. Thank you. SEASONED FIREWOOD $140 per cord. Stacking extra, $120 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available, (937)753-1047

560 Home Furnishings SOFA BED, Simmons, good condition, floral design with queen size mattress, $100. Call (937)773-9300.

577 Miscellaneous BED Tall poster, queen size bed with mattress and box springs in A1 condition. MUST SEE! (937)638-5338 CRIB, changing table, pack-n-play, doorway swing, swing, high chair, booster chair, travel bassinet, tub, clothes, blankets, movies, dolls, more (937)339-4233.

577 Miscellaneous

586 Sports and Recreation

FIREARMS FOR SALE, Marlin model 336W Rifle, .30-30 lever action, Capacity 6+1, like new, with camo soft case, 20 rounds of ammo, my cost $475 asking $425, Walther, PPK/S, 380 Pistol, stainless steel, upgraded walnut handle, 150 round ammo, like new in case, my cost $740 asking $700, Walther P22 Pistol with laser, well cared for, great first gun, my cost $350 asking $300. Call or text (937)418-5329.

CCW CLASS. March 2nd, 8am to 4pm and March 3rd, 8am to noon. Held at Piqua Fish and Game. $60 person. (937)760-4210.

LIFT CHAIR Only used 2 months. Like new condition. Blue. Asking $500. (937)418-3162

590 Tool and Machinery

WALKER, adult, folds, adjustable height, good condition, with or without wheels $20. (937)339-4233 WALKER, seated walker, tub, shower/ transfer benches, commode chair, toilet riser with or without arms, grab bars, canes, (937)339-4233.

583 Pets and Supplies AUSSIE-POO PUPPY Miniature Aussie Poo male puppy. Vet checked. Up to date on immunizations. $350. (567)204-5232 BERNICE & Black Lab 6 puppies, ready to go, $50. (937)448-0522

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AIR COMPRESSOR, Craftsman 3HP 240 volt 100 PSI, 20 gallon tank, $150, (937)418-7156.

800 - Transportation

805 Auto 1993 CADILLAC Fleetwood Brougham, excellent condition! 39,000 original miles. Asking $6000, (937)778-0217. 2000 JEEP Grand Cherokee, V8, leather, loaded, 1 owner, excellent condition. $2895. ( 9 3 7 ) 4 4 0 - 9 3 2 3 (937)287-4374 2009 FORD F150, super cab, long bed, heavy duty, $20,000 (937)698-6051

880 SUV’s 1999 FORD Expedition, blue, 119,000 miles. V8, gas, very nice condition. 3rd row seat. Tow package. $3400. (937)778-8760

899 Wanted to Buy CASH PAID for junk cars and trucks. Free removal. Get the most for your junker call us (937)269-9567.

PAYING CASH for Motorcycles, Jeep Wrangler, and muscle cars (937)681-5266


BOXER PUPPIES, 2 males 3 females ready now. Call, text or email for more details, $150, (937)621-1172.

WESTIE PUPPIES, 2 males, 16 weeks old, shots and wormed. $175. Call or text (937)658-4267

NASCAR DIECAST collection. Over 225 1/24 diecast. Some autograph cars, Autograph picture cards. NASCAR card collection and lots more. 3 curio cabinets. (419)629-2041

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The Village of Bradford will receive sealed bids for Northwest Quadrant Sewer Separation Project.

Bids will be received in the Village Hall, 115 N. Miami St., Bradford, Ohio 45308, until 10:00 a.m. (local time), February 21, 2013, at which time and place bids will be opened publicly and read aloud. Bids received after 10:00 a.m. (local time) will be returned unopened. Bids will be received on a unit price basis as outlined in the bid documents:

The Northwest Quadrant Sewer Separation Project includes approximately 6,500 LF of sanitary sewers, 27 manholes, storm sewers, curbs, sidewalks, and miscellaneous improvements located on various streets within the village.

Bids must be signed and submitted on the separate bidding forms included in the Bidding Documents, sealed in the provided envelope, and shall be accompanied by either a Bid Guaranty Bond in the amount of 100% of the Bid amount or by a certified check, cashierʼs check, or letter of credit on a solvent bank in the amount of not less than 10% of the amount of the Bid, subject to conditions provided in the Instructions to Bidders. Bid security, furnished in Bond form, shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a satisfactory Performance Bond in the amount of 100% of the Bid. Each Proposal must contain the full name of the party or parties submitting the proposal and all persons interested therein. Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on projects of similar size and complexity. The Owner requires that the project be substantially completed no later than August 31, 2013.

All contractors and sub-contractors involved with the project will, to the extent practicable, use Ohio Products, materials, services, and labor in the implementation of their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 123, the Governorʼs Executive Order of 1972, and Governorʼs Executive Order 84-9 shall be required. Attention of bidders is called to all of the requirements contained in this bid packet, particularly to the Federal DavisBacon prevailing wage rates, encouragement of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) utilization, various insurance requirements, and various equal employment opportunity provisions.

The Bidding Documents, which include Drawings and Specifications, may be examined and obtained at the office of the Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc. Bidders may obtain copies of the documents for $125.00 for each complete set of documents. Non-refundable checks are to be payable to Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.

PUPPY, 6 week old female Shih-tzu mix, $75, (937)606-2345 or (937)710-4682.

CRIB, real wood, good condition, stationary sides, $75 (937)339-4233




This notice to bidders is posted on the Village of Bradfordʼs internet site on the world wide web, and can be located at The Owner reserves the right to reject each and every bid and to waive informalities, irregularities, and errors in the bidding to the extent permitted by law.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. 1/31/2013


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INSIDE ■ Ohio State gets win over Wisconsin, page 17. ■ Lehman boys stun Versailles, page 18.



IN BRIEF ■ Baseball

Boys Weelend Hoop Slate FRIDAY Greenville at Piqua Lehman at Troy Christian Bradford at National Trail Mississinawa at Covingon Bethel at Newton Fr. Monroe at Miami East Fairlawn at Russia Coldwater at Versailles SATURDAY Belmont at Piqua Cedarville at Bradford Coldwater at Covington Troy Christian at Houston Milton-Union at Newton Miami East at Graham Fr. Monroe at Versailles

Russia to hold baseball camp Russia will be holding a baseball camp for grades 2-9 on Feb. 10 and 17 at Russia High School. The camp will be held from 12:30-4 p.m. each day. All proceeds will benefit the Russia High School baseball team. Participants will receive instruction in pitching, hitting, infield play and catching from some of the top area college players and coaches, along with professional baseball players Jared Hoying (Texas Rangers organization) and Chris Peters (Toronto Blue Jays organization). For more information, contact the Russia Athletic Department or Russia varsity baseball coach Rick Gold at (937) 335-1921 or


Signups set for this weekend The Piqua Youth Baseball and Softball Association will be holding signups this weekend at the Miami Valley Centre Mall in the old Arcade area. Signups will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Home for weekend Piqua boys host Wave, Belmont MIKE ULLERY/CALL FILE PHOTO

The Edison Community College baseball team is ready for another exciting spring season.

Seeking a few good men Edison baseball looking to grow program BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

Thomas “Doc” Martinez has no complaints about the players he has on the Edison Community College “club” baseball team, getting ready for its second spring season. He would just like to give more players the opportunity to combine his favorite sport with their ■ Basketball college education. “Right now, we have 10 players,” Martinez said. “That will leave us a little short if we have any kind The Bradford junior high of injury or something girls basketball teams won comes up. But, as for the team itself, I am very two of three games repleased with the progress cently. we have made (since the The eighth grade defeated Piqua Catholic 29- program started).” Martinez, assistant pro23. fessor of anatomy and Amanda Brewer scored 10 points and Mandi Bates physiology, understands the benefits of combing acadded eight points. Olivia Hart added seven ademics and athletics. “I am a professor here, points. so the academics always Bradford split two comes first,” Martinez games with Tri-County said. “But, this is an opNorth. The seventh grade lost 37-13. Brooke Fair led Bradford with five points, while Maia Stump added four points. The eighth grade won 41-12. Haley Rosengarten Piqua loss ends scored nine points and with sportsmanship Alley Booker added eight BY ROB KISER points. BRADFORD SCORING Sports Editor vs. Piqua Catholic Eighth Grade

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How To Play For Edison Anyone who is a current Edison student or registers for the late spring semester and takes nine credit hours can play on the Charger baseball team this spring. Anyone interested can contact coach Thomas “Doc” Martinez at (937) 7787935 or email portunity for someone who was otherwise going to get the opportunity to play baseball at the college level.” And it is not too late for those who would like to be part of this spring’s team. “Absolutley,” Martinez said. “Not only current students, but we also have a late spring semester that begins on March 18. Due to transfers, inelligibiity and one who went into the service — which we fully sport of course — I only have four guys back from the fall roster.” The 10 Martinez has on the roster are currently preparing for the spring

season. “We practice two to three days a week right now in the Edision gym,” Martinez said. He is greatful for the support the program has already received. “We have a lot of new equipment thanks to the support of the community,” Martinez said. “We have received grants from the Miami County Foundation and the Piqua Foundation. Right now, we are working on raising the funds to have our own diamond here at Edison.” And the spring schedule will again be a competitive one.

Edison will again play the Bowling Green club team. “We will host a tournament with Xavier, Wright State and Eastern Kentucky University,” Martinez said. “We will finish the season against Lorain Community College. “We will have some pretty good teams coming here.” There is a reason for playing Lorain CC — A DIII JUCO team. Edison hopes to grow its program to where they eventually can give scholarships and compete in the OCCAC. “That why we are playing Lorain,” Martinez said. “They have been through the struggles we are going through right now and are a D-III (JUCO) school. We would love to get our program to that point.” For now, Martinez we would be happy with a few more players — to share his love of baseball with.

By Rob Kiser Sports Editor This will be a weekend for Piqua boys basketball team to be honored before the games — then put their game faces on for the opening tip. And Indians coach Heath Butler is confident that will happen — as the Indians host Greenville Friday on Senior Night and Belmont Saturday on Parents Night. “That (being focused) on nights like that is always the key,” Butler said. “I think we just need to come out and relax and play the way we can and we will be fine.” The Indians are looking to put Tuesday’s 79-58 loss to Fairborn behind them. “It is a long season,” Butler said. “You do (have to forget about that game). The thing about it is, even though we didn’t play well — if we had rebounded and shot free throws (10-for-23), we still could have won the game. But, you are going to have game’s like that.” And Butler said there is plenty to play for as the Indians are 6-11 overall and 2-5 in the GWOC North as the tournament See HOME/Page 18

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Brower 2, Hart 7, Booker 2, Brewer 10, Bates 8.

A rivalry game with the Sidney girls basketball team ended with a heartwarming moment for Piqua senior Hannah Mowery. And it was one of the STUMPER best things that happened for the Piqua girl all night. Mowery, who suffered When is the an ACL injury in soccer, last time San saw her first action of the Francisco season. beat the BaltiWith Sidney leading 50more 27 and just having made a Ravens? free throw four seconds to go and Mowery standing under the Piqua basket, Lady Jacket coach Megan Mummey signaled to Piqua coach Rory Hoke to throw Mowery the ball so she could get her first points of the season. QUOTED Taking a relay from Ale “We knew that we Painter, Mowery laid it in at the buzzer to make the needed to punch final score 50-29. them in the mouth, “That was a classy and increase the thing for coach (Megan) MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTO Mummey to do,” Hoke tempo.” said after the game. Hannah Mowery passes the ball for Piqua as Sidney coach —Deshaun Thomas See PIQUA/Page 17 Megan Mummey encourages Monique Hanayik to close in.

vs. Tri-County North Seventh Grade Stump 4, Fair 5, Houser 2, Wysong 2. Eighth Grade Brower 4, Hart 4, Booker 8, Roberts 3, Brewer 2, Rosengarten 9.




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Piqua bowlers sweep Wave Host Troy Friday at Brel-Aire GREENVILLE — The Piqua boys and girls bowling teams will host T roy Friday at Brel-Aire Lanes. Piqua is coming off a sweep of Greenville Tuesday night at Treaty Lanes in GWOC North action. The boys won 2,271-2,156. Josh Homer led Piqua with games of 211 and 257 for a 468 series. Brad Anderson had games of 199 and 189 for a 388 series, while Brady Shaw had games of 188 and 172 for 360 series. Brandon DeVaudreuil rolled a 204 and Zac MAson had a 187. Alex Thobe added a 170. Piqua added baker games of 155 and 180. The girls won 1,916-1,760. Hayley Ryan lead the team with a 426 (217-209). Alaina Mikolajewski had 341 (148193)while Shae Doll rolled a 162, Natalie Thobe had 148, Haley Huebner rolled 136, Kaili Ingle had 130 and Emily Wenrick added a 125. In the baker games the girls had 144 and 161.



Thursday, January 31, 2013


Thomas takes over in Ohio State win Buckeyes win defensive battle COLUMBUS (AP) — In the middle of the hand-tohand combat that is a typical Wisconsin-Ohio State game, Deshaun Thomas took over. The junior scored 25 points, including 10 during a game-breaking, 15point second-half run, to lead the 11th-ranked Buckeyes past the Badgers 58-49 on Tuesday night. "That's easily the best player we've played because of how he can get his own shots," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "Thomas is good. He was tough on the two-point jump shots — real tough — and around the basket. He can attack. He's so strong." The 6-foot-7 junior, averaging 20 points a game, hit 10 of 17 attempts from the field including a variety of step-back jumpers, slashes through the lane and shots he muscled over defenders. He also had four assists in what coach Thad Matta called his finest game with the Buckeyes. "Without a doubt, this is probably right there at the top just because of his overall effectiveness," Matta said. "He was also very good defensively as well." Wisconsin had controlled the tempo with deliberate passing, finding the open man, and making 11 of 28 3-point attempts. With Ohio State (16-4, 6-2 Big Ten) trailing 41-39 with 11:26 left, Thomas took over. Thomas' fake and 10foot jumper over Ryan Evans tied it at 41, with Thomas then giving the Buckeyes the lead on a drive through the lane and finger roll after Evans


Amir Williams dunks over Wisconsin’s Sam Dekker Tuesday night in Ohio State’s win. had been called for a charge at the other end. It didn't stop there, as the Buckeyes' defense stepped up the pressure to force bad shots while the offense started clicking. During the 15-0 run that went from the 13:01 mark to under 6 minutes left, the Badgers were 0 for 7 from the field with three turnovers as everything went Ohio State's way. Thomas hit another basket, this time on a

Nolan returning to sidelines Will coach Troy Christian BY JOSH BROWN Civitas Media Timing wasn’t everything. Nor necessarily was a burning desire to get back into coaching — although both played a role. For Steve Nolan, the children of the city of Troy have always been priority No. 1. Everything simply fell into place over the past year for the former Troy High School football coach, who, after retiring from that job a year ago after 28 storied seasons, was hired on Wednesday to guide the Troy Christian High School football program as head coach. “You can talk about timing with everything. When the Troy City Schools job opened up 28 years ago, it was kind of a freaky thing, too,” Nolan said. “The important thing to me is that kids are kids, and we have a lot of great families in this community. And what’s best for the kids in this community is what I’m all about.” Nolan retired after the 2011 season with a career record of 202-95 with the Trojans — a record that included eight league championships, 11 playoff appearances, numerous league Coach of the Year awards and one Division I Ohio Co-Coach of the Year award in 1996. The retirement didn’t last long. “When I retired, I said I was going to take a year off and then reassess some things after that. But I wasn’t really in a hurry to get back into coaching,” Nolan said. “But they

(Troy Christian) had a need.” The Troy Christian football program took the 2012 season off, as well, choosing not to field a varsity team due to concerns about participation numbers — particularly the few upperclassmen in the program — and worries about the younger players’ health by being forced to play on varsity too soon. “It was a combination of things,” Troy Christian athletic director Mike Coots said. “We first touched base with him probably two months ago through mutual friends that had known Steve; former players of his. It went from him thinking about it to him sitting down with us and a few of our football families to talk to him about the position, and today we finalized it.” The hire could very well be the biggest coaching coup d’etat in Miami County history — particularly for a Division VI school that went through a season without football. “Quite frankly, with a school our size, we learned some valuable lessons in the past year without football,” Coots said. “We still knew we wanted football. As a school, we felt like we needed the program back. It was a very tough year, and a few of our football families gathered around and said ‘let’s do something big for our school.” “They had a need. Their program had gone south a little bit recently, so I talked to some of their families and a lot of different people,” Nolan said. “And they want football there.”

drive, before LaQuinton Ross popped in a 3 from the left wing. Thomas then took a pass from Shannon Scott on the fast break and cut in for a layup. While Wisconsin continued to misfire at the other end, Thomas then jousted with Evans, forcing him to step back before hitting a soft, fall-away 16-footer to push the lead to 52-41 and bringing a crowd of 16,911 to its feet. Thomas said Matta had

said the Buckeyes, who shot 64 percent from the field in the second half, had to be more forceful. The transition game during the 15-0 run was a prime example. "Coach said we've got to be aggressive, get out in transition. Play our style of game," he said. "We knew that Wisconsin wanted to slow it down but we had to get out there and punch them in the mouth and start it with a fast tempo. And

that's what we did." Ben Brust finally ended the 7:11 drought with a 3 from the top of the circle. After Wisconsin narrowed the gap to five points on a 3 by Jared Berggren, Scott stole the ball and went the length of the court for a threepoint play. The Badgers never got closer than six points again. Thomas had come to Ohio State as one of the top schoolboy scorers ever

in his native Indiana. He had little interest in defense. He'll never be mistaken for his pesky teammate Aaron Craft, who can change a game with his defense. But he's working at it. No one is more amazed by the transformation than Matta. "He was exhausted the last 5 minutes of the game," he said of Thomas. "We talk about his growth. Two years ago he would have just shut down completely on the defensive end and saved it for the offensive end. But I thought he kept defending down there." The victory moved Ohio State into third place in the Big Ten and dropped Wisconsin two games off the pace set by co-leaders Indiana and Michigan (61). Traevon Jackson, the son of Buckeyes great Jimmy Jackson, led the Badgers with 12 points in the arena where his dad's jersey hangs from the rafters. Berggren added 11 points. Craft had 13 points for the Buckeyes while creating havoc by draping himself over the Wisconsin guards. The Badgers took more shots behind the arc (28) than they did inside of it (making just 8 of 24). They also didn't shoot a free throw, the first time that's happened in Ryan's 12 years and 390 games in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin forward Mike Bruesewitz dissected the second-half disaster and tossed a compliment to the Buckeyes. "They're long and athletic and they work extremely hard," he said. "That's a pretty tough combination."

Piqua Continued from page 16 And for most of the game, it wasn’t stopping a talented Sidney offensive team that was the problem for Piqua — at least not on the first shot. But, Sidney scored on many second-chance opportunities, outrebounding Piqua 41-19 and it was a struggle all night for the Lady Indians to score themselves. “We just have to find a way to score points,” Hoke said. “We just never gave ourselves much of a chance to get in the game. We have talked to the girls about rebounding. We are not a tall team. We need to be in position and read the flight of the ball. And we didn’t do a good job of that tonight.” That was particular clear in a 10-minute stretch after Sidney had opened a 14-3 lead. While the Jackets scored just one point in that stretch, Piqua couldn’t take advantage only scoring six of its own and Sidney then scored eight straight to close the half with a 23-9 lead. The Jackets took 29 shots in the first half to Piqua’s 12. “I thought we passed up shots in the first half,” Hoke said. “I thought we forced some passes into traffic. As coaches, we have to do a better job of communicating to the players what they should be doing.” The Lady Indians showed their usual tenacity in the second half. Morgen Gurnkemeyer completed a 7-0 run with a 3-point play to make it 27-16 and when Hannah Went banked in a three, Piqua trailed just 30-21 with 45.5 seconds left in the third quarter. But,


Piqua’s Teija Davis looks for someone to throw the ball to Wednesday. Sidney scored the next nine points and Piqua never got close again. “These kids just never quit,” Hoke said. “We talked to them about that after the game. But, at the same time, we need to be able to execute and score points.” Grunkemeyer led Piqua with five points and 10 rebounds, while Janiese Hummel also scored five points. “Morgen (Grunkemeyer) came in and played really hard in the second half,” Hoke said. “She had seven rebounds in the second half. I

thought Janise (Hummel) and Danajha (Clemons) gave us some great minutes off the bench.” Konner Harris had 16 points to lead Sidney. Sylvia Hudson had 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Aallyah Wise had 11 rebounds and eight points. Piqua was nine of 37 from the floor for 24 percent and eight of 16 from the line for 50 percent. Sidney was 17 of 50 from the floor for 34 percent and 14 of 25 from the line for 56 percent. The Jackets had 19 turnovers to Piqua’s 22. Grunkemeyer pulled off

a rare double, leading the Piqua JVs in scoring as well. She netted six points in a 26-13 win. Piqua will host Greenville Saturday. BOXSCORE Sidney (50) Konner Harris 4-6-16, Monique Hanayik 2-0-4, Lauren Elmore 0-2-2, Aallyah Wise 3-2-8, Sylvia Hudson 7-0-14, Kaitlyn Davis 1-4-6, Lindsey Sturwold 0-0-0, Bri Wells 00-0, Kelia Ford 0-0-0, Miaya Foy 0-0-0, Lauren Boyd 0-0-0. Totals: 17-14-50. Piqua (29) Hannah Mowery 1-0-2, Frannie Haney 01-1, Macy Yount 1-1-4, Katie Allen 0-4-4, Tasha Potts 1-1-3, Morgen Grunkemeyer 21-5, Janise Hummel 2-0-5, Cheslea Hill 00-0, Heidi Strevell 0-0-0, Hannah Went 1-0-3, Teija Davis 0-0-0, Danajha Clemons 1-0-2, Ale Painter 0-0-0. Totals: 9-8-29. 3-point field goals — Sidney: Harris (2). Piqua: Yount, Hummel, Went. Score By Quarters Sidney 15 23 32 50 Piqua 6 9 21 29 Records: Sidney 10-8 (3-4), Piqua 7-12 (2-5). Reserve score: Piqua 26, Sidney 13.



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Lehman boys pick up big victory Cavaliers stun Versailles 48-45 BY MATT ZIRCHER Civitas Media SIDNEY — Lehman pulled off the biggest upset of the season so far Tuesday night, holding Versailles to its seasonlow in points in defeating the Tigers 48-45 at Lehman in high school boys basketball. The Cavs have now won four straight to improve to 9-7 on the year while Versailles, the No.-8 ranked Division III team in the latest state poll, falls to 12-3. The Tigers went up 5-4 on a Damien Richard layup with 3:27 remaining in the opening quarter, only to see Lehman answer with a Connor Richard three and six straight points overall to take the lead. A Jackson Frantz jumper and a Drew Westerheide three extended the margin to 16-9 three minutes into the second stanza and the lead was still seven until a Chad Winner three and a Jacob Heitkamp free throw cut the deficit to 22-19 at the half. Lehman shot 36 percent in the first half while holding the Tigers to 33 percent. A Richard putback gave Versailles the lead again at 25-24 midway through the third period and the Tigers went back in front in the seesaw affair two more times in the quarter, the final being 30-29 on a Kyle Ahrens layup at the 2:42 mark. But just when it looked like Versailles was taking

Home Continued from page 16 draw approaches. “I think the first day you can vote for the tournament seeds is Sunday,” Butler said. “The coaches are very good at noticing who has been winning lately, so that would be big (to get two wins this weekend).” Butler expects another battle with Greenville Friday. Earlier this season, Piqua won on a last-second shot at Greenville. Since then, Greenville (5-11, 1-5) has gone 5-3, including a close loss to Trotwood-Madison (7565). “I think it is two very similar teams,” Butler said. “We run similar offenses, both of us like to use high ball screens. Since, we played them, they have won some games and played Trotwood-Madison tough. They are playing very well right now.” In that game, 6-foot-2 freshman Clay Guillozet hurt Piqua inside, scoring 19 points, most of them in the fourth quarter when Greenville rallied. He leads the Wave, averaging 9.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists. Adam Hickerson, a 6-2 senior, is averaging 8.5 points and 7.0 rebounds. “We may have to put a taller guy on him,” Butler said about Guillozet said. “But, we are pretty flexible on defense. The other thing about the fourth quarter is we just had some defensive lapses.” Josh Holfinger, a 6-4 senior, led Piqua in the first meeting with 12 points and six rebounds. He leads the Indians on the season, averaging 11.9 points and 9.8 rebounds, while 6-2 freshman Colton Bachman averages just

control, back came the Cavaliers as a Frantz jumper and another Richard three made it 3430. Greg Spearman later connected on a triple with 35 seconds left to put Lehman up six and the sophomore extended the lead to 41-34 with back-toback layups, the second with 5:22 remaining in the game. Winner finally gave the Tigers their first points of the fourth quarter with a layup off a half court steal with 2:36 left and an Ahrens layup cut the deficit to three. But Richard followed with a jumper just inside the arc and Spearman hit one of two foul shots at the 56-second mark to make it 44-38. "That was a big basket by Connor," said Lehman coach Isaiah Williams. "He hit some big shots when we needed them and handled the ball well." A pair of Winner threes, though, closed Versailles to within two at 46-44 and the Tigers had a chance to tie as Lehman missed two foul shots and Ahrens was fouled with 9.1 seconds left. The first attempt, though, rolled off the rim and after Ahrens hit the second, Versailles still had one final opportunity to tie following Spearman hitting two at the stripe at the 6.9-second mark. A three attempt from the left wing by Ryan Knapke, though, was short and time expired as both sides went for the rebound.

"We were well prepared for Versailles tonight," said Williams. "We lost by four there last year and by 10 here two years ago, so we knew that we had been giving them tough battles and that we could play with them. We just had to stay the course tonight and finish, and we did a good job of both. "When you're in the state rankings and having the season that we are, you are going to get everyone's best shot," said Versailles coach Scott McEldowney. "We've been able to speed a lot of teams up this season and force them to do things they don't want to do, but Lehman handled the ball well enough to keep the game at the tempo they wanted." Spearman led all scorers with 21 points, 16 in BEN ROBINSON/GOBUCCS.COM PHOTO the second half as he was Covington’s Troy Cron passes the ball against Arcanum Tuesday night. five of eight from the field and five of six at the foul line. Richard added 11 as the duo combined to score all but two of Lehman's points in the second half. Winner paced Versailles with 19 points, 12 in the second half, while Ahrens had a near "double-douARCANUM — When ton's two points came on turnovers, committing six ble" of 14 points and nine you put up 27 more shots Ryan Craft free throws. to Arcanum's 11. rebounds. than the other team and Trojans then The But at the end of the BOXSCORE Versailles (45) lose, it's a tough pill to pushed their lead to 46-32 day Covington's downfall Campbell 2-1-5, Richard 2-0-4, Winner 7swallow. at the end of three quar- was missed opportunities 1-19, Ahrens 6-1-14, Heitkamp 0-1-1, Phlipot 1-0-2. Totals: 18-4-45. That's what the Coving- ters and extended the inside the paint as CovLehman (60) ton Buccaneers did on margin to 57-40 points ington drops to 9-7 overall Richard 4-0-11, Husa 2-0-4, Frantz 3-1-7, Spearman 7-6-21, Westerheide 1-0-3, Tuesday night at Ar- with 3:00 to go. and 7-2 in Cross County Rego 1-0-2. Totals: 18-7-48. canum outshooting the But two huge treys by Conference play. 3-point field goals — Versailles: Winner (4), Ahrens. Lehman: Richard (3), Spear- Trojans 64 to 37, only to Troy Cron followed by a Covington looks to reman, Westerheide. come up short 60-52. layup by Andre Benedict group on Friday at home Score By Quarters Versailles 9 19 34 45 And Covington's prob- and a stick back by Craft against Mississinawa ValLehman 11 22 37 48 lems were its inability to cut the deficit to 57-50 ley. Records: Versailles 12-3, Lehman 9-7. Reserve score: Lehman 52, Versailles finish near the basket as with 1:00 left in the con46. the Buccs made just 16 of test as Arcanum helped GIRLS 42 shot attempts from the Buccaneer cause with Newton drops game two-point range - many of several turnovers and PLEASANT HILL — those coming within three missed free throws. The Newton girls basketfeet of the rim. Still, it was too much ball team fell to Arcanum Arcanum opened the ground to cover for Cov- 49-35 Tuesday night. contest by taking a 14-9 ington as Arcanum was “We had several opporAnother key for the In- lead after one, but Coving- able to hold on down the tunities at the end and dians team is the im- ton responded to tie the stretch for the eight-point just missed them,” Newproved play of 6-6 score at 22-22 with just 10 win. ton coach Neal Hans said sophomore Erik Vonden- seconds left in the half. For the night, Coving- about the Indians, who huevel and 6-1 junior But a huge trey at the ton shot 21-64 from the trailed by five with 1:50 to Daniel Monnin off the buzzer by Arcanum floor, 5-22 from behind the go. “Then we had to foul bench. Monnin has scored brought the home crowd arc and made five of seven and they made them. 17 points over the last two to its feet as the Trojans free throws. “You can’t win too many games. went into the locker room Arcanum was 21-37 games where you don’t “Dan (Monnin) played holding a three-point ad- from the field, 6-11 from make your shots. We in the post for the JV team vantage. three-point range and 12 missed a ton of makeable last year,” Butler said. Covington shooting of 18 from the free throw shots. We had them. We “Whether he plays 3 or 4 struggles continued to line. just missed them.” for us, he is not going to be start the second half as Both teams pulled won Trista Lavy led Newton able to do that at 6-1. He the Buccs couldn't score a 26 rebounds, but Coving- with 15 points and has done a great job of bucket until nearly five ton held a huge advantage Marissa Kleman added reading the defense and minutes had elapsed off on the offensive glass, 17 eight. flashing to the basket. the clock. By then, Ar- to 6. Newton will host MisErik (Vondenhuevel) just canum had pushed it's Covington also held a sissinawa Valley tonight continues to add to his lead to 37-24 as Coving- significant advantage in in CCC play. game. This team just continues to grow and get better.” Butler said Belmont is not a team to be overlooked. “They don’t run as much as you might think,” HEALTHY he said. “They will play some zone. You can’t just show up against them and think you are going to FOR A HEALTHY LIFE win. 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