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School back in session for PCS students Springcreek, Washington principals report smooth first day lot of extra help with traffic and people from the construction company wore orange vests. Everyone worked really hard to keep the pattern we had last year, which helped eliminate confusion.” Anderson said an open house on Monday evening was beneficial in giving parents a preview of the traffic and parking situations at the school. “A lot of people drove around figuring out where to park, which helped them see how the traffic flows,” she said. Visiting the school also helped reassure parents that their children’s safety would not be jeopardized by the trucks and other large machinery on the grounds. “We’ve had a lot of meetings with the construction company regarding safety. They’ve worked really hard to make sure the worksite has been secured, fenced and marked,” Anderson said. “We want to keep things flowing, but safety is our utmost concern.” It was also business as usual over at Washington

PIQUA — On what could have been a cacaphonous day of drilling, hammering and other construction noises, things were relatively quiet but for the excited chattering of students on the first day of school at Springcreek Primary School. “I expected it to be a lot worse than it actually was,” said third grade teacher Libby Leininger. “There was maybe a couple of times when they’d hear a dump truck and a couple of heads would turn, but the kids weren’t really too distracted today.” In fact, some of the classrooms have incorporated the ongoing construction at the school into the decor, with “Classrooms Under Construction” signs. Though traffic has been rerouted to separate construction crews from parents and buses, the flow proved not to be too confusing for motorists. “It’s been very smooth,” said Teresa Anderson, principal of Springcreek. “We had a

Child rapist, child porn possessor in court Will E. Sanders

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Students board buses at Springcreek Primary School on Tuesday afternoon, the first day of classes for Piqua City Schools’ students.

Intermediate School, where students in grades 4-6 currently are attending classes in luxury chalets behind High Street Primary School.

When asked their thoughts on the chalets, a panel of five experts — namely, fourth-grade boys, all aged 9 — unanimously agreed that air

conditioning was the best thing about their new “classrooms.” Braden Offenbacher See SCHOOL | Page 16

TROY — A child rapist and another man who possessed child pornography on a home computer were both convicted of their sex crimes in common pleas court Monday in separate cases. Jonathan A. Lucas, 18, of Troy, entered a plea of Lucas guilty to a lone charge of rape, a firstdegree felony. Immediately afterward he was sentenced to 11 years in prison and labeled as a tier III sex offender. He will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. Lucas made his guilty plea in an agreement with prosecutors where they See COURT | Page 16

Several readings waived Daycare directors at city commision meeting arraigned for failure

Favored bridge to keep its familiar shade Bethany J. Royer Staff Writer broyer@civitasmedia.com

PIQUA — A bit of discord on the potential of changing Wood Street to a one-way from Covington Ave. to College Street, held up city commission on Tuesday. As Mayor Lucy Fess and Commissioner Bill Vogt —contenders for the mayor’s seat in the upcoming fall elections — debated in-house versus on-site views of the heavily traveled area. “It’s a lot different than discussing it at a table,” said Vogt of the street being not only a personal favored method of travel but a hotspot for speeders. However, in the end, an agree ment was reached. Commissioners first

proceeded to waive the three-reading rule in favor of an emergency passage due to impending paving of the street with a proceeding adoption of the ordinance resulting in a 4-1 vote. Vogt the singular vote against. Commission also waived the three reading rule in favor of passing an emergency ordinance to make appropriations for the year 2013. A typical house cleaning brought before city leaders this time of year to cover any change in expenses. As in the case shared by Cindy Holtzapple, finance director, with grants aiding both the police and fire departments, the former Piqua Memorial hospital project carrying over into the new year,

and street projects falling well under budget. The evening agenda also covered two, second-reading ordinances in relation to nuisance assessments and demolitions, their impending adoptions will be discussed at the first commission meeting of September. With resolutions pertaining to a purchase order for road salt and amendments to an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transport ation (ODOT) for the U.S. 36 beautification project both adopted. The latter a popular sentiment as several residents came forward to express their approval of what appears to be a much-anticipated rehabilitation to the entryway into the city. Closing out the last

commission meeting of the summer included adoption of a resolution to contract with L.J. DeWeese Co., for the Fountain Park Bridge Rehab project. The bridge will be raised 32 inches to aid with the weed-harvester traveling beneath and be handicap accessible. The favored bridge will also keep its familiar shade of red. Commission meetings are held every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the commission chamber on the second floor of the Government Municipal Complex. The public is invited and encouraged to attend with a copy of the meeting agenda available at the city’s website: www.piquaoh. org.

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TROY — A Piqua woman entered a plea of not guilty at her arraignment in common pleas court Monday stemming from a botched robbery attempt at a Piqua grocery store in July. Heather N. Reineke, 31, of Piqua, entered a not guilty plea to a felony charge of robbery that, if convicted, could result in a prison sentence between two to eight years behind bars. Reineke

A pretrial conference is scheduled in the case later this month. In the meantime Reineke remains jailed on a $50,000 bond at 10 percent cash. Police reports state the Reineke went to Ulbrich’s IGA, 407 S. Wayne St., on July 17 and handed a note to the cashier that demanded money and threatened physical harm. The cashier refused to hand any money over Reineke, who then made another threat before fleeing the store, but not before stealing a pack of cigarettes. After the robbery attempt members of the Piqua Police Department quickly arrested Reineke.

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TROY —Pretrial conferences are set for Sept. 5 in municipal court for the directors of an Elizabeth Township daycare facility that were indicted earlier this month for failure to report child abuse. The attorneys for Karen A. Leffel, 61, of Troy, and Amy B. Hawkins, 43, of Casstown, filed an entry of appearance and a not guilty plea for the women on Aug. 8 and Aug. 14, respectively. Both women will attend a pretrial conference in the case Sept. 5 for the single count of the fourth-degree misdemeanor. Attorneys for the defendants, Jeremy Tomb and Christopher Clark, have since filed requests seeking a bill of particulars in the case. In the meantime, Leffel and Hawkins remain free on recognizance bonds. S heriff ’s reports indicate both women witnessed or knew of alleged sexual abuse taking place at the Walnut Grove Learning Center, 5760 E. Walnut Grove, where the women served as directors. Leffel is the business’s owner.

The sheriff ’s office began investigating the case at the end of June after an ex-daycare employee reported the allegations of four occasions where the same child was “caught touching other students in a sexual manner,” according to reports. Those reports stated a 4-year-old child allegedly touched three children during four occasions between April and May at the facility and none of those repeated instances were reported by Leffel or Hawkins. The investigation found the former daycare worker who came forward to police said Leffel and Hawkins allegedly wanted to keep the incidents “a secret” and when the employee expressed her concerns about not reporting the abuse she was fired. According to investigators, Leffel and Hawkins informed parents of the child victims, but downplayed the nature of the allegations. One parent of a victim told authorities that she was “very upset” with how the incident was handled and told investigators that she felt like the daycare “lied to her about the incidents regarding her son and his safety,” according to the report.


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Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies

DETROIT (AP) — Elmore Leonard, the beloved crime novelist whose acclaimed best-sellers and the movies made from them chronicled the violent deaths of many a thug and conman, has died. He was 87. Leonard, winner of an honorary National Book Award in 2012, died Tuesday morning at his home in Bloomfield Township, a suburb of Detroit, from complications of a stroke he suffered a few weeks ago, said his researcher, Gregg Sutter. Leonard was surrounded by family, Sutter said. Leonard’s millions of fans, from bellhops to Saul Bellow, made all of his books since “Glitz” (1985) best-sellers. When they flocked to watch John Travolta in the movie version of “Get Shorty” in 1995, its author became the darling of Hollywood’s hippest directors. And book critics and literary lions, prone to dismiss crime novels as mere entertainments, competed for adjectives to praise him. His more than 40 novels were populated by pathetic schemers, clever conmen and casual killers. Each was characterized by moral ambivalence about crime, black humor and wickedly acute depictions of human nature: the greedy dreams of Armand Degas in “Killshot,” the wisecracking cool of Chili Palmer in “Get Shorty,” Jack Belmont’s lust for notoriety in “The Hot Kid.” “When something sounds like writing, I rewrite it,” Leonard often said — and critics adored the flawlessly unadorned, colloquial style. As author Ann Arensberg put it in a New York Times book review, “I didn’t know it was possible to be as good as Elmore Leonard.” On Tuesday, crime novelist James Lee Burke said Leonard was a “gentleman of the old school” who went out of his way to help him with his career even though the two had not met. “His stylistic techniques and his experimentation with point of view and narrative voice had an enormous influence on hundreds of publishing writers,” Burke said in an email. “His work contained moral and political themes without didactic, and he was able to write social satire disguised as a crime novel, or he could write a crime novel disguised as social satire.” Leonard spent much of his childhood in Detroit and set many of his novels in the city. Others were set in Miami near his North Palm Beach, Fla., vacation home. One remarkable thing about Leonard’s talent is how long it took the world to notice. He didn’t have a bestseller until his 60th year, and few critics took him seriously before the 1990s. He had some minor successes in the 1950s and ’60s in writing Western stories and novels, a couple of which were made into movies. But when interest in the Western dried up, he turned to writing scripts for educational and industrial films while trying his hand at another genre: crime novels. The first, “The Big Bounce,” was rejected 84 times before it was published as a paperback in 1969. Hollywood came calling again, paying $50,000 for the rights and turning it into a movie starring Ryan O’Neal, that even Leonard called “terrible.” He followed up with several more well-written, fastpaced crime novels, including “Swag” (1976). Leonard was already following the advice he would later give to young writers: “Try to leave out the parts that people skip.” In 1978, he was commissioned to write an article about the Detroit Police Department. He shadowed the police officers for nearly three months. Starting with “City Primeval” in 1980, his crime novels gained a new authenticity, with quirky but believable characters and crisp, slangy dialogue. But sales remained light. Donald I. Fine, an editor at Arbor House, thought they deserved better, and he promised to put the muscle of his publicity department behind them. He delivered: In 1985, “Glitz,” a stylish novel of vengeance set in Atlantic City, became Leonard’s first best-seller. Leonard never looked

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back. Hollywood rediscovered him, churning out a succession of bad movies including the humorless “51 Pick-up” starring Roy Scheider. Its director, John Frankenheimer, failed to capture the sensibilities of Leonard’s work, and his ear missed the clever dialogue. It took Barry Sonnenfeld to finally show Hollywood how to turn a Leonard novel into a really good movie. “Get Shorty” was the first to feel and sound like an Elmore Leonard novel. Then Quentin Tarantino took a turn with “Rum Punch,” turning it into “Jackie Brown,” a campy, Blaxploitation-style film starring Pam Grier. But Steven Soderbergh stayed faithful to Leonard’s story and dialogue with “Out of Sight.” Writing well into his 80s, Leonard process remained the same. He settled in at his home office in Bloomfield Township, Mich., around 10 a.m. behind a desk covered with stacks of paper and books. He lit a cigarette, took a drag and set about to writing — longhand, of course — on the 63-page unlined yellow pads that were custom-made for him. When he finished a page, Leonard transferred the words onto a separate piece of paper using an electric typewriter. He tried to complete between three and five pages by the time his workday ended at 6 p.m. “Well, you’ve got to put in the time if you want to write a book,” Leonard told The Associated Press in 2010 of the shift work that was befitting of his hometown’s standing as the nation’s automotive capital. Leonard had sold his first story, “Trail of the Apache,” in 1951, and followed with 30 more for such magazines as “Dime Western,” earning 2 or 3 cents a word. At the time, he was working in advertising, but he would wake up early to work on his fiction before trudging off to write Chevrolet ads. One story, “3:10 to Yuma,” became a noted 1956 movie starring Glenn Ford, and “The Captives” was made into a film the same year called “The Tall T.” But the small windfall wasn’t enough for Leonard to quit his day job. (“3:10 to Yuma” was remade in 2007, starring Russell Crowe.) His first novel, “The Bounty Hunters,” was published in 1953, and he wrote four more in the next eight years. One of them, “Hombre,” about a white man raised by Apaches, was a breakthrough for the struggling young writer. When 20th Century Fox bought the rights for $10,000 in 1967, he quit the ad business to write full time. “Hombre” became a pretty good movie starring Paul Newman, and the book was named one of the greatest Westerns of all time by the Western Writers of America. Soon, another Leonard Western, “Valdez Is Coming,” became a star vehicle for Burt Lancaster. But as the 1960s ended, the market for Westerns fizzled. Leonard wrote five more, but they sold poorly, and Hollywood lost interest. Leonard was born in New Orleans on Oct. 11, 1925, the son of General Motors executive Elmore John Leonard and his wife, Flora. The family settled near Detroit when young Elmore was 10. The tough, undersized young man played quarterback in high school and earned the nickname “Dutch,” after Emil “Dutch” Leonard, a knuckleball pitcher of the day. The ballplayer’s card sat for years in the writer’s study on one of the shelves lined with copies of his books. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he majored in English at the University of Detroit. He started writing copy for an advertising agency before his graduation in 1950. He married three times: to the late Beverly Cline in 1949, the late Joan Shepard in 1979, and at the age of 68, to Christine Kent in 1993. He had five children, all from his first marriage. His son, Peter, followed in his father’s path, going into advertising for years before achieving his own success as a novelist with his 2008 debut, “Quiver.” In 2012, after learning he was to become a National Book Award lifetime achievement recipient, Leonard said he had no intention of ending his life’s work. “I probably won’t quit until I just quit everything — quit my life — because it’s all I know how to do,” he told the AP at the time. “And it’s fun. I do have fun writing, and a long time ago, I told myself, ‘You got to have fun at this, or it’ll drive you nuts.’”

Obituaries

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OBITUARIES Kenneth A. Kirsch Sr. TROY — Kenneth A. most content doing auto Kirsch Sr. of Troy died body repair and painting. Sunday morning, Aug. 11, He was trained as a 2013, at 6:30 a.m. of pros- welder, and also in electate cancer. He tronics. died at his home, He could fix surrounded by anything that was family. He was 83 mechanical. years old. He was formerly Mr. Kirsch employed with the was preceded in former Houser death by his parChrysler Auto ents, Christian Dealership and and Mary Ann former McGraw (Frericks) Kirsch; Chevrolet, both of Kirsch and his sister Rose Troy. Kirsch. He was also forHe is surmerly employed vived by his with former wife of 62 years, Sanders Dairy of Lucy L. Finfrock Troy. Kirsch; and chilMr. Kirsch was dren, Kenneth a member of St. (Janeene) Kirsch Patrick Catholic Jr. of Fairfield, Church. Rosemary (Jeff) He was a memBayman of Bailey, ber of VFW Post Colo. and William Kirsch 6432 in Minster. of Troy; grandchildren, His hobbies included Jeremy (Janet) Line, watching old Western movChristian Kirsch, Jennifer ies, and studying Native Line, and Hilary (Bojan) American culture. He also Klenjoski; and great- raced his own stock cars. grandchildren, Stella A Memorial Mass will be DiGiovani, Lilith Kirsch, held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Syringa Kirsch, and Nikola at St. Patrick Catholic Klenjoski. Church, Troy with the Rev. Mr. Kirsch served in the Fr. James Duell officiating. U.S. Army and was woundVisitation will be 5:30ed by a mortar round in 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Fisher1951, near the 38th Parallel Cheney Funeral Home, in Korea. Troy. He was awarded the A military graveside serPurple Heart, and carried vice will follow the Mass in shrapnel in his legs the Riverside Cemetery, Troy rest of his life. by the Veterans Memorial His wounds did not keep Honor Guard of Troy. him from working hard to Lunch will be served at care for his family, often the church following the working two or more jobs graveside service. at once. Contributions may be Mr. Kirsch started his given to Hospice of Miami working life after his father County, P.O. Box 502, passed away when he was Troy, OH 45473, in his only 10 years old, to help memory. provide for his mother and Condolences may be older sister. left for the family at www. He tried his hand at sev- fisher-cheneyfuneralhome. eral types of jobs, but was com.

James Donald Sekas SIDNEY — James “Jim” Mr. Sekas was a veteran Donald Sekas, 80, of 736 of the United States Army, Spruce Avenue, Sidney, serving during the Korean passed away at 1:25 a.m. Conflict. Tuesday, Aug. 20, He was retired 2013, at Fair Haven from Lear County Home, Corporation where he had where he worked resided for the past as a tow motor week. operator. He was born on Jim was a memJuly 20, 1933, in ber of the Sidney Piqua, the son of American Legion the late Nicholas Post 217. His life and Frances revolved around Sekas (Birkenheuer) his family. Sekas. He especially On July 7, 1959, enjoyed spendJim was married to ing time with his Gretchen A. Steinle, grandchildren. who survives him Jim was a along with their two member of Holy children, Robert Angels Catholic Sekas of Sidney Church in Sidney, and Elizabeth where a Memorial Bonnoront and Mass will be held husband, Gregory of on Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. Sidney, two grandchil- with the Rev. Daniel Hess dren, Andrew and Claire officiating. Bonnoront; and four sibHis final resting place lings, Helen Eby and hus- will be at Graceland band Phil of Miami, Fla., Cemetery in Sidney. Thomas Sekas of Sidney, Memorial contributions Rose Ross and husband may be made to Holy Larry of Covington, and Angels Catholic Church or William Sekas of Sidney. Wilson Hospice in memory He was preceded in of James Donald Sekas. death by five sibings, Guestbook condolences Mary K. Schneider, Angie and expressions of symSexauer, Anna Yount, pathy may be made to Mary Margaret Michael the Sekas family at www. and Michael Sekas. cromesfh.com.

Death Notice Sue Ann Kinsey

WEST MILTON — Sue Ann Kinsey, 81, of West Milton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17 , 2013, at Hospice of Dayton. Services will be held Thursday. Sept. 5, at

Hoffman United Methodist Church, West Milton with Pastor Justin Williams officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

Obituary policy Please send obituary notices by email to pdceditorial@civitasmedia.com. Notices must be received by 3 p.m. the day prior to publication. There are no Sunday or Tuesday editions of the Piqua Daily Call. For more information, call 937-7732721. Obituaries submitted by family members must be paid prior to publication.

Evelyn Rebecca Brown WEST MILTON — Evelyn Rebeccca (Moore) Brown, 92, of West Milton, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton. She was born Oct. 27, 1920, in West Milton. She was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Maple (Burgner) Moore and beloved husband Edmond Ned Brown. She is survived by her loving family, sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Brenda Brown of West Milton, Kent and

Madilyn Brown of St. Marys; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Evelyn was a 1938 graduate of Milton-Union High School. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton with Pastor Robert Kurtz officiating, burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery, West Milton. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

June Constance (Carnes) Harger June was preceded in TROY — June Constance (Carnes) death by her husband in Harger, 82, of Troy, died January 1999, her parMonday, Aug. 19, 2013, ents, and her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and at her home. Gracie Carnes. She was born She was a Dec. 12, 1930, in beloved wife, Troy, to Joseph mother, grandPridemore and mother, sister, Elda Roselene niece, aunt, cous(Chavis) Carnes. in, and friend. She attendShe is survived ed Troy public by her children, schools and gradone g ra n d uated from Troy Harger son, S amuel High School in David Herrera; 1948. step -grandson, She was employed for one a few years at Wright- Kristopher Alexander Patterson Air Force Base Lavalais; one brother until she left to care for and sister-in-law, Donald her seriously ill mother. and Shirley Carnes of On June 2, 1951, June Troy; two aunts, Irene married Jason DeWitt Turner of Troy and Martha Millben of Harger. From this union Muncie, Ind.; several was born eight sons cousins, and a host of and nine daughters nieces and nephews. Per June’s request and — Douglas, Candace, Rhonda, Robyn, Mark, last wishes, there will Lori, Angela, Thomas, be no viewing and no Jonathan, Darla, and funeral service. Interment will be in Leah Harger of Troy; Cemetery, Tamala Black and Lydia Riverside (Julio) Harger Herrera Troy. Arrangements are of Clayton; Matthew Harger of West Chester; entrusted to FisherPhillip (Marites) Harger Cheney Funeral Home, of Riverside; Andrew Troy. Condolences may be Harger of Marietta, Ga.; and Paul Timothy left for the family at (Clarissa) Harger of www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com. Grand Prairie, Texas.

Gay Page ZURICH, Switzerland ty of Suffolk. — Gay Page died Aug. She loved her life there. 17, 2013, in Zurich, They had a great house, a Switzerland. beautiful garden, and, as She was born in Piqua always, she cooked some on March 12, 1953, and great food - a pretty perfect lived her early life. years on the famThen things ily farm outside of took a turn for the Houston, Ohio. worse. The Ginns In February moved to Piqua 2012, Gay was when Gay was in diagnosed with her early teens. ALS, a disease She graduthat relentlessly ated from Piqua destroys one’s abilPage Central in 1971, ity to move, talk and from Miami or eat. University in 1975. She decided that she Gay is predeceased wanted to end her life by her parents, William before being totally debiliG. Ginn and Mary Julia tated. Edwards. She did that on Aug. Her husband, Andrew 17 through an organizaPage, survives. She also tion called Dignitas in is survived by her brother Switzerland. Cris, in Hague, N.Y., his She regretted that more wife Sheri, and their chil- governments did not allow dren, Molly and Grace. individuals with condiAfter college Gay moved tions like hers the right to Columbus. to end life on their own There she met her future terms. husband, Andrew, and they It is something we think then moved back to his merciful and humane when native country England. we do it to our pets. Gay lived in England for Gay had a great run and the past 30 or so years. she lived life well. About six years ago the The lives of those who Pages moved from London knew and loved her will be to the country, in the coun- lessened by her absence.

Edward and Ruth Winkler COVINGTON — Pastor dren, Owen Via and Ethan Edward Thomas Winkler Via. passed away Aug. 18, Memorial services will 2013, Ruth (Leatherman) be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Winkler passed away Aug. 25, at Jerusalem Aug. 16, 2013. They will Evangelical Lutheran be missed and Church, 9282 remembered by Acme Rd., Seville, their children OH 44237. James E. Winkler In lieu of flowof Howard, Jerry ers, memorial D. Winkler of San contributions may Antonio, Texas, be made to the Karolyn Via Trinity Seminary, (Dale, deceased) 2199 East Main Edward and of Pleasant St., Columbus, Hill; grandchil- Ruth Winkler OH 43209, or a to dren, Jason Via church where they (Amanda) of Pleasant served or were a member Hill, Joel Via (Michelle) of in continuation of their of Pleasant Hill, Jenelle ministry. Brown (Dave) of Pleasant Online memories may Hill, and Jillian Grace be left for the family at Winkler; great-grandchil- www.jackson-sarver.com.


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Noah Woods Age: 5 Birthday: Aug. 20, 2008 Parents: Nicole Slife of Piqua Siblings: Taylor, Dylan and Hunter Woods Grandparents: Rick and Mary Slife of Piqua Great-Grandparents: Wilma Phillippi of Piqua

Band of Flight to perform TROY — The United States Air Force Band of Flight will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday on Troy’s Public Square. Some chairs will be set up, but attendees may bring their own lawn chairs. The rain location will be Hobart Arena. The Band of Flight is a 14-member ensemble that offers top-notch, highenergy entertainment for the whole family. From community relations performances to high-level military functions, this exciting group of active-duty airmen musicians demonstrates the hallmarks of quality, innovation and entertainment. Capitalizing on the energy of two existing groups,

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Age: 5 Birthday: Aug. 20, 2008 Parents: Nicole Slife of Piqua Siblings: Taylor, Dylan and Noah Woods Grandparents: Rick and Mary Slife of Piqua Great-Grandparents: Wilma Phillippi of Piqua

United States Air Force Band of Flight, a 14-member ensemble, will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Troy’s Public Square.

Wright Brass and Systems Go, the band brings a unique and diverse combination of musical stylings

to the concert stage. Its repertoire includes classical music, marches, jazz, country and rock.

For more information about the United State Air Force Band of Flight, visit www.bandofflight.af.mil.

Miami East earns Best Practice Award Susan Hartley

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CASSTOWN – Miami East School District was presented with a $1,000 renewal premium credit and a plaque Monday from representatives of the Ohio School Plan for earning the OSP’s Best Practice Award. To qualify for the award, members must meet specific requirements, including scheduled internal inspections, regulatory inspections and incident investigations. The district was chosen from nearly 300 Ohio schools. Kevin Accurso, board president, called the award a “very good news recognition” for Miami East. Dr. Todd Rappold agreed, saying receiving the Best Practices Award was “a nice way to start” the new school year. Monday’s board meeting was held as students and their parents from

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across the district were attending open houses and freshman orientation on the campus. The first day of classes was Tuesday. With the start of the new year, board members reported that there were more students participating in fall sports than in recent years. Credit was given to the coaching staff for creating an “enthusiasm” among the students. One example was the boys golf team, which had 21 students sign up to participate. And, East has a reserve boys soccer team this year due to the number of players interested in the sport. Miami East teachers met earlier this week to work on their student learning objectives, Rappold said, as well as review the state’s new evaluation program, which he said is “a rather daunting task.” Also Monday, staff heard a presentation by former Troy student Michael Ham, who

recently graduated from Wright State University. Ham was accompanied by Supt. Tom Dunn from the Miami County Education S ervice Center, and former Troy City Schools superintendent. Confined to a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy, Ham came to Troy City Schools from Florida when his family relocated to Ohio. At Troy, he was encouraged in his academic pursuits and credits the support of good teachers for his achievements. Rappold told the board Monday that Ham’s presentation – sprinkled with a few comments from Dunn – was a great motivation for Miami East teachers as they start the new school year. In other action Monday, the board approved the July 2013 financial statements; accepted the resignation of Dawn Sales; approved the hiring of Stephen Teale as a bus driver; approved Brent Remy as assistant boys

soccer coach; Bruce Vanover as head girls track coach; and Meghan Arnold as the 9th grade adviser and the National honor Society adviser. Also approved was the district’s substitute teacher list and pay at $75 per day for day 1 through day 10 consecutively and $83 for day 11 through 60 days in the same position. Vendors for the cafeteria also was approved as well as vendors for bus maintenance, including Kirk’s Nationalease Garage and Earhart, Grismer’s for tire service and Paxton Communications for bus and base radios. The next Miami East Board of Education meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the high school.

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COVINGTON — Covington Village Council met Monday evening in preparation for their upcoming Sewer Plant Study workshop prior to their next scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The workshop will be held at 6 p.m. before their council meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Village Administrator Mike Busse stressed the desire for community attendance at the workshop. “This is a pretty important thing to the village, something that will affect the village for probably the next

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ten years since we will be following this game plan that we have just developed based on the study,” Busse said. “It would be nice if citizens had the time to come in and learn more about it and ask questions if they have questions.” Mary Landis, President of the C ov i n g t o n - New b e r r y Historical Society, was in attendance to discuss the upcoming Fort Rowdy Museum Bean Dinner Fundraiser set for 11 a.m. Sept. 7, with opening ceremonies at 10:45 a.m. “This is an exciting year for us because this will be our 25th year that we’ve had the bean dinner,” Landis

said. “We have a few extra things going on this year to celebrate, the mayor is going to be doing a ribbon cutting for us and we also have the Alumni Band performing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ as well as three other bands and a DJ playing music. There will be a clown and balloons for the kids and a chalk walk contest in front of the library.” Landis requested council’s approval to close Spring Street between Wall and Pearl Streets for the event. Council approved. Council also approved Busse to advertise for two parttime village maintenance workers.

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We ran into the If you don’t speak Westcotts after they’d up, who will? Aren’t spent a weekend with you doing the same their son, daughter- thing the 2-year old’s in-law and 2-year-old parents are doing — grandson. They were rewarding bad behavstill shaking. ior? The grandparents “They would let the kid play with are scared that if they say somethe Mom’s thing, they’ll smartphone,” never see Grandma the grandkid Jane told us. again. As if “When they that would told him to stop and eat, be a bad he slammed thing. Dan it on the and Jane floor and would love wailed. Why to spend would you Jim Mullens some time let a child with a wellplay with a Columnist behaved $500 phone? grandchild, “Then they but who needs the would ask him what he wanted to eat. Just an agita of this one? Dan and Jane seem open-ended question, ‘What do you want to to have forgotten they eat?’ Who cares what were just as riled up he wants to eat? He’s the last time the kid 2! You don’t ask a kid visited, three months what he wants for din- ago, as they will be ner, you just make it again three months and put it on his plate. from now on the child’s Of course his answer next holiday visit. was always ‘ice cream.’ Not so long ago, So they had to say ‘Not when everyone you for dinner,’ which sent the kid into screaming were related to lived fits. So now the kid’s on the same block, unhappy, the parents grandparents could are unhappy, and we’re pass along their expeunhappy. What a won- rience and wisdom — and yes, all their wacky derful meal. “And that was just old-fashioned ideas — one hour of a 48-hour in small doses. When weekend. The rest the new parents lived of it was worse. The nearby, you could say, kid had no bedtime, “I learned the hard he doesn’t know what way that it’s easier to the word ‘no’ means, just put food on the and he runs around at table; the kid won’t 500 miles an hour like his hair’s on fire and know he has a choice screams at the drop of if you don’t give him a hat. The screaming one” without it blowis unbelievable. Half ing up into a big scene. the time I’d come run- Another day, you ning because I thought might mention that he had cut off a fin- rewarding bad behavger, and the parents ior makes for a long wouldn’t even turn day. Besides, everyaround. They can tell thing doesn’t sink in the difference between the first time. Things ‘I cut off my finger’ have to be reinforced and ‘I want a cookie,’ over and over. but I can’t. It’s unnervNow that many of ing.” our family members All this from proud live six states away Grandma Jane, who I know to be a kind and from each other, many gentle person. The fun of us only see our family weekend they families on occasional were looking forward weekends and holito turned out to be a days. There’s no time 3-D “Dr. Phil” episode to cram a lifetime of — one full of poor experience and advice choices, bad parenting into one weekend. It’s and utter frustration. self-defeating anyway. And Jane was taking a All new parents like much gentler line than to think they won’t Grandpa Dan, whose make the same misevery other sentence was “If a kid of mine takes with their chilever acted like that …” dren that their parents He didn’t know what made with them. And he would do, but he they don’t — instead, would certainly tell the they make new, even mistakes. child to behave. “Of worse, course, you can’t say Pointing that out isn’t anything,” said Dan, hurting new parents. “or you’re the bad guy.” It’s helping them. Why can’t you say anything? Why can’t Contact Jim Mullen at you be the bad guy? JimMullenBooks.com.

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No easy path for divided GOP in Obamacare fight The move to defund planning in my lifetime, Obamacare has been slow and the first step in develto gather support in the oping a strategy is you Senate. Really slow. have to recognize reality,” Re p u b l i c a n Johnson said. Sen. Mike Lee “And it is a has asked colvery sad, unforleagues to sign tunate fact that a letter promwith President ising to “not Obama in the support any White House, continuing and Harry Reid resolution or in the Senate, appropriations the only way legislation that you can realisfunds further tically defund Byron York implementation Obamacare or enforcement is to repeal Columnist of Obamacare.” it, and … we Of the Senate’s haven’t had one 46 Republicans, Democrat break ranks and just 12 signed the letter join us.” when it was released in Sessions and Johnson late July. were careful to express In the weeks since, one their respect for Lee, and more Republican, Sen. also to stress that they Mike Crapo, has joined agree on the overall goal of the pledge, bringing the stopping Obamacare. But grand total to 13. That the fact is, Republicans means 33 GOP senators on Capitol Hill seem to be have declined to sign. increasingly talking past The non-signers include each other on the subject. some of the most conser- One group says, “We can’t vative members of the win,” while the other says, Senate. Recently I asked “We’ve got to try.” two of them — both Now some Republicans determined opponents are laying out the math. of Obamacare — why Stopping Obamacare they have not joined the funding would require defunding effort. a Republican filibuster. “I’m not sure it’s the That would take 41 votes best viable way at this to uphold. There are 46 point,” said Alabama Republicans in the Senate. Sen. Jeff Sessions. “I’ve That means that if just looked at it really hard, six GOP lawmakers broke I’ve talked to Mike, and ranks and voted with I certainly respect what Democrats to continue he’s doing, but I’m not funding, the effort would convinced right now that fail. this is going to be a way Several Republicans that will be successful and have already voiced outeffective.” right opposition to the The Democratic- defunding proposal. Sen. controlled Senate won’t Tom Coburn called it pass a defunding measure, “dishonest.” Sen. Richard Sessions argued, and the Burr called it “the dumbDemocratic president est idea I’ve ever heard would veto it anyway. of.” Sen. Roy Blunt said it “You end up in a govern- “won’t work.” Sen. Saxby ment shutdown,” he said. Chambliss said the same. “There’s no way to avoid So did Sen. Mike Johanns. this.” Sen. Susan Collins said Wisconsin’s Ron it’s unrealistic. Sen. John Johnson, who ran for the McCain said it’s not going Senate on a promise to to happen. Sen. Bob stop Obamacare, echoed Corker called it a “silly Sessions’ words. “I’ve effort.” done a lot of strategic That’s eight who have

chosen to speak out. None will vote for a Obamacare defunding measure that could lead to a shutdown. And if just those eight decline to support a defunding effort, it will fail. And remember, a total of 33 Republicans have declined to sign the Lee letter. Faced with that reality, some Republicans are discussing a measure that would delay the arrival of Obamacare for a year, or at least delay the start of the individual mandate for a year (as President Obama did unilaterally with the employer mandate). In this scenario, a delay bill would be considered separately from a government funding bill, so there would be no shutdown threat. The House has already passed a bill to postpone the individual mandate; 22 Democrats supported it. In the Senate, maybe one or two Democrats would go along. The problem, of course, is that even with a defection or two, Democrats have plenty of votes to filibuster the move, stopping it cold. But maybe there’s a deal that could be made. Some Republicans are exploring the possibility of trading some of the changes Democrats want in the sequestration spending cuts in exchange for an Obamacare delay. But of course Republicans would be divided on that, too; the sequestration cuts are the only real spending reductions the GOP has been able to force on the Obama administration. Would Republicans give even some of those up? More than ever, GOP leaders fear the situation could lead to serious intraparty conflict. “We need to make sure that we’re not shooting each other,” said Johnson, “that we’re not eating our own.” Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.

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Kudos to city for Oxbow project To the Editor: Re: Oxbow project. “O frabjous day? Callooh? Callay!’ He chortled in his joy.” With apologies to Lewis Carroll, but that is how I feel about today’s news. What a wonderful idea. What a great start by putting together the team to plan and pre-

pare it. And won’t it look great when they have done it? Since the renovation of the hotel, the downtown streets and trees, the rebuild Ash Street project, the demolition of the old hospital, the new electrical power facility, the demolition of the old power plant, the

three new schools that are underway along with the subsequent conversion or demolition of the old buildings, the town that I love is going to be the envy of all. Way to go guys and gals! I’m with you all the way! Ben Hiser P i q u a

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Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: n Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner, warD5comm@ piquaoh.org, 773-7929 (home) n John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner, ward1comm@piquaoh.org, 773-2778 (home) n William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner, ward2comm@piquaoh.org, 773-8217 n Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner, ward3comm@piquaoh. org, 778-0390 n Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner, ward4comm@piquaoh. org, 773-3189 n City Manager Gary Huff, ghuff@piquaoh.org, 778-2051

n Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud”O’Brien,JackEvansandRichard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; commissioners@co-miami.oh.us n John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Colum- bus, OH 43215, (614) 6440813, Fax: (614) 466-9354 n State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: SD- 05@sen. state.oh.us n State Rep. Richard Adams, 79th Dis- trict, House of Representatives, The Riffe Center, 77 High St. 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-8114, Fax: (614) 719-3979; district79@ohr.state.oh.us n Jon Husted, Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad St. 15th floor, Columbus, OH 53266-0418(877)767-6446, (614)- 466-2655;

To the Editor: Readers of this letter may wonder why a Piqua Schools supporter would question the board of education and the administrators in such an open manner. Bear with the content given and you also will want answers. On May 30, a large number of teachers were reassigned; figures vary from 33 to 83 (see Editor’s Note). At the June board meeting when addressed by a former staff member (a past Teacher of the Year) they basically dismissed her concerns with few comments. One heard the word “competitive” as an answer. “We want to be competitive.” On the state tests? For the Race to the Top? On the pay schedule in hiring new teachers or using more county-placed teachers? Just a few points to ponder: Ask why there was little talk between administrators and highly effective teachers about what works. Question why stronger teachers were moved making for possibly weakened areas from where moved. A major league ace pitcher is not moved to the farm team to improve its pitching team. Ask why weaker teachers were not given more help in strengthening their lessons. Ask why teachers were not involved in the reassignment talk early so coursework or steps could be taken to boost choices. Ask why the high school science teachers hired were science comprehensive certified rather than the specific major of each course filled. Ask if AP course teachers have had the necessary training workshops. Ask why differing opinions are deemed offensive to the administrators undermining staff respect and professionalism. Question having just one principal assigned for 600 students at the High Street/ Washington campus. How does this controversy convince a new teacher that Piqua City Schools is a place to be, or a recently hired teacher experiencing the upset wanting to stay? Also related was the number of long time teachers who resigned to go to other schools (most at pay reductions). Just asking, since these points involve our schools’ total effectiveness with the students and the community. This retired teacher believes Piqua schools have taken a wrong turn that needs to be corrected. Please get involved with discussion that is both constructive and productive to Piqua City Schools. Sincerely, Marjorie Stilwell Piqua Editor’s Note: For clarification, 36 Piqua staff members were transferred. Also, five Miami County Educational Service Center employees who serve Piqua students were transferred.

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Secrecy is priority on Salinger movie, book NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the nine years that Shane Salerno worked on his J.D. Salinger documentary and book, the project was a mystery worthy of the author himself. Code names. Hidden identities. Surveillance cameras. Until 2010, when “The Catcher In the Rye” novelist died at age 91, only a handful of people were fully aware of what he was up to. Even now, with the release date of the film “Salinger” less than three weeks away, little is known about a production that draws upon more than 100 interviews and a trove of documents and rare photographs, and that promises many revelations about an author who still fascinates millions. “I have worked more than 200 documentaries in my career and Salinger was the most secretive and the most intense film I have ever worked on,” said Buddy Squires, the film’s cinematographer and co-producer who has worked on such Ken Burns documentaries as “Jazz” and “The Central Park Five.” “This film was not run like a film production,” said Jeffrey Doe, a coeditor and co-producer. “It was run like a CIA operation. Everything was compartmentalized, top secret and on a need-to-know basis. It was really intense.” More than three years after Salinger’s death at his New Hampshire home, numerous questions remain unanswered, notably what — or if — he wrote during the self-imposed retirement of his final decades. The new Salinger book and movie are not the first projects ever billed as cracking the Salinger code, and the author’s literary estate did not participate. But Salerno has won some important converts. The We i n s t e i n Company quickly signed up the movie after seeing it earlier this year, as did PBS, which reportedly paid seven figures and will air the documentary in January as the 200th installment of its “American Masters” series. Simon & Schuster reportedly paid seven figures for the book, which runs 700 pages and was coauthored by Salerno

This undated photo provided by The Story Factory shows author J.D. Salinger at home in Cornish, N.H., with Emily Maxwell, the wife of William Maxwell, a close friend and Salinger’s editor at The New Yorker. The photo, rarely seen until now, is part of a new documentary and book by filmmaker Shane Salerno.

and David Shields. The film, which opens Sept. 6, is expected to be shown on more than 200 screens nationwide, a high number for a documentary. The book’s planned first printing is for more than 100,000 copies. Salerno, 40, is best known as a screenwriter, with credits that include “Savages” and a planned sequel for “Avatar.” Salerno, who declined to be interviewed, reportedly spent some $2 million of his own money for the project and traveled around the country and in Europe to research it. As if internalizing the Salinger legend, he made secrecy not just a priority, but an obsession. Virtually everyone involved had to sign non- disclosure agreements, including Shields, Doe and Squires, and even Squires’ wife. At Technicolor, where post production took place, the film was called “Project Y” and stored in a vault, as if in homage to the vault where Salinger allegedly stored unpublished manuscripts. The Technicolor vault was kept in a room under the watch of seven surveillance cameras. The film’s ending was added just in the past few days. “Everything was on a very strict ‘need to know’ basis and the only person who knew everything by design was Shane,” Squires said. “Crew members knew about their part and not other parts of the film. Some crew members brought on for

a particular sequence walked away thinking they made a film about World War II or 1940s Hollywood or Charlie Chaplin. “This was the first film in my career,” he added, “where I checked into hotels under a fake name.” There have been reasons all along to value secrecy. The Salinger crew worried that early publicity would make some interview subjects reluctant to talk. They also cited the example of the Michael Moore documentary “Sicko,” which leaked online in advance of its release. For “Salinger,” emails were often sent under fake headers and online correspondence in general was minimized. Whether working on the book with Shields, or recruiting associates for the film, Salerno preferred handling business in person. “When Shane first called to hire me, he did not tell me the subject matter of the film. He just said ‘If I get you a plane ticket, will you come to Los Angeles to talk with me about a film project?’” Squires said. “After I arrived in Los Angeles and signed a phone book size confidentiality agreement, Shane revealed to me that he was underway with a film about J.D. Salinger.” “For years I couldn’t tell anyone what I was working on,” Doe said. “It wasn’t just friends. My own family didn’t know!” Access was restricted even for the movie’s soundtrack composer, Lorne Balfe, who won a Grammy for his score

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TV spurs Ohioans’ interest in ninja workouts COLUMBUS (AP) — In the backyard of his mother’s home, Seth Caskey erected a 12-foottall, wooden pull-up ladder featuring ascending notches on which a metal bar can rest. The so-called salmon ladder is the first of several obstacles that Caskey is building for his “ninja warrior” course — one not unlike others popping up in recent years in backyards and gyms nationwide. The interest in ninjastyle workouts has been fueled largely by TV shows such as “American Ninja Warrior,” which pits contestants against one another in timed challenges that tax their fitness, athleticism and willpower. Although few on-air contestants have completed the grueling course, viewers nonetheless seem to connect with the competition, said Kent Weed, executive producer of the show. “People feel like they can do it,” Weed said. Since appearing on “American Ninja Warrior” in April, Westerville resi-

dent Michelle Warnky has seen a growing interest among central Ohioans looking to give a course a try. “Two years ago, there weren’t many gyms where they had obstacles,” the 29-year-old personal trainer said. “This past year, everyone is starting to build things at home or at gyms.” In the spring, Warnky received permission from the owner of Vertical Adventures to set up 20 handmade obstacles behind the indoor rockclimbing facility on Busch Boulevard. She has since been hosting monthly “American Ninja Warrior” contests as a way for people to test their skills and learn a new workout. “We’ll practice for an hour or two, trying different obstacles, and run a course and see how (people) do,” she said. For the masses, ninja workouts encompass climbing (ropes), leaping (from trampolines to cargo nets), beam walking and other such feats. Trainers say that such exercises improve bal-

ance, strength, endurance and more. Jim Steffen — owner of XT Fitness in Findlay, which three months ago began offering adult ninja classes — said such courses also build camaraderie. “You’re working in a community more so than putting your headphones on, watching a TV on a treadmill,” said Steffen. “People stick with this longer, and they see better results.” Caskey has been using his salmon ladder a few times a week for strengthbuilding at his mother’s home in Galloway. “It gets a lot of your back muscles worked out, then it starts to work out your arms, too,” he said. The standard use of the salmon ladder involves leaping to grab ahold of the metal pipe, doing a pull-up on the bar and then “jumping” the pipe up a notch on the ladder — with the notch jumping repeated several times up the ladder. The popularity of ninja workouts has also given way to mainstream obstacle-themed races such as

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Ohioans’ interest in ninja-style workouts has grown with the popularity of shows like “American Ninja Warrior,” which pits contestants against one another in timed challenges that tax their fitness, athleticism and willpower.

the Mud Ninja and the Tough Mudder. Dublin resident Marty Parker introduced an annual Mud Ninja event last summer — which he hosts in South Salem, in Ross County, in hopes of drawing participants from the Columbus,

Dayton and Cincinnati areas. Britnee Powell of Worthington was among the 45,000 who entered the Mud Ninja race this year. “I really think the fitness community is changing in general,” said

Powell, 24, a humanresources coordinator at the design firm Big Red Rooster. “People are finally realizing that working out doesn’t simply have to be lifting weights and doing cardio which is really exciting.”

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SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (AP) — Justine and Brian Denison say they adhere to all the growing practices required for organic certification, yet if they label their beans and tomatoes “organic” at the farmer’s market, they could face federal charges and $20,000 or more in fines. Because the Denisons chose not to seek organic certification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Denison Farm, which has been under organic management for more than 20 years, is banned from using that term. So they and hundreds of other small direct-marketing farms across the country have adopted an alternative label: Certified Naturally Grown. Started by a group of organic farmers in New York’s mid-Hudson Valley as a backlash against federal takeover of the organic program in 2002, Certified Naturally Grown has expanded over the past decade to include more than 700 farms in 47 states, executive director Alice Varon said. “Certified Naturally Grown is tailored for direct-market farmers producing food without any synthetic chemicals specifically for their local communities,” Varon said. “It’s a particular niche of the agricultural world. It’s not in direct competition with the national organic program.” Many small farmers previously certified organic by an independent organization have declined to participate in the federal program. They voice a variety of objections: extensive record-keeping requirements; fees that can amount to 6 percent of a small farm’s gross sales; and philosophical objections to joining a monolithic government-run program that also certifies huge operations that ship produce across the country. “We have noticed over time that more and more farmers — often, younger farmers — who appear to be following organic practices don’t bother to get certified,” said Jack Kittredge, co-owner of a certified organic farm in Barre, Mass., and editor of “The Natural Farmer,” journal of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. “My major concern is that sometimes, unless you’re certified you’re not even aware of some of the problems,” such as calling livestock organic even though the

animals eat feed containing genetically modified crops. Atina Diffley, an organic farming consultant and author in Farmington, Minn., said alternative labels create confusion for customers. She said there are only about 13,000 USDA certified organic farms out of 2.2 million farms, and more organic farms are needed to bolster the movement’s impact on national farm policy. “When farms have an alternative certification, they’re not counted,” she said. Sam Jones, spokesman for USDA’s organic certification program, said the agency doesn’t comment on guidelines other than its own and doesn’t take a position on whether alternative labels cause confusion. But he noted that growers are required by law to get federal certification if they want to sell their product as organic. Jones said USDA has a new program called “Sound and Sensible,” aimed at reducing paperwork and other burdensome aspects of certification. Ryan Voilland, co-owner of the certified organic Red Fire Farm in Granby, Mass., said the certification fees and paperwork aren’t a big burden. He grows 100 acres of produce and has gross sales of about $2 million, and pays $2,000 a year for certification, of which $750 is returned in a federal rebate program. The premium price for organic produce far outweighs the fee, he said. But farmers who opt for labels like Certified Naturally Grown and The Farmer’s Pledge, sponsored by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York, say there’s room for all the labels; some farms even boast several alternative labels in addition to USDA organic. “The Farmer’s Pledge is a better program for direct-sales farmers like me, who find the national organic program too burdensome,” said Mark Dunau, who farms five acres in the Delaware County town of Hancock. About 130 farmers in New York and Connecticut have signed The Farmers Pledge, a commitment to a broad set of farming principles that address labor issues, organic production practices, community values and marketing. Farmers who participate in

Executive Director Alice Varon of the Certified Naturally Grown program says it is an alternative to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s national organic program, tailored for small farms that sell directly to customers at farm stands, farmers’ markets and community-supported agriculture programs.

Certified Naturally Grown rely on peer inspection by other farmers to ensure they follow organic practices, such as avoiding synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and using cover crops and rotation for healthy soil. While critics say peer review rather than USDA-certified inspectors could lead to cutting corners, Varon said that’s unlikely. “It’s a different mindset that people bring to Certified Naturally Grown,” Varon said. “They believe in farming in harmony with nature as an expression of their values. It’s not something they do to get a premium in the marketplace.” Denison agrees. She and her husband operated a conventional farm in Maine before they bought the 164-acre farm in Schaghticoke, 20 miles northeast of Albany, in 2005. They switched to organic farming because they and their two daughters had developed illnesses they believed were caused by exposure to agricultural chemicals. “We were one sick family,” Denison said. “We were close to 50 when we bought this farm, but we were ready to change course and make a commitment to Certified Naturally Grown.”

Heartland to hold joint replacement symposium PIQUA — Heartland of Piqua will offer an informative joint replacement symposium from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Fort Piqua Plaza Domed Ballroom, 308 N. Main St., Piqua. The featured presenter will be Chad Weber, D.O., who specializes in orthopedic surgery and trauma with Orthopedic Associates of SW Ohio. Dr. Weber will discuss signs and symptoms that may indicate a person should consider joint replacement surgery. He will review what someone might expect if they have joint replacement surgery and possible considerations for their recovery

process. Dr. Weber believes patients should have the facts to understand their condition, and be comfortable with the treatment options they choose. Hors d’oeuvres will be available when the doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Weber will begin the symposium at 6 p.m. There will be opportunities for question and answer sessions. Heartland of Piqua staff will be on-site, to answer questions about postoperative, short-term rehab stay at their facility. This event is open to the public. Interested attendees must RSVP, as seating is limited. To RSVP, call 937-570-9485.

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Amid health law expansion, some states trim Medicaid rolls Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News

While millions of adults nationwide will gain Medicaid coverage next year under the federal health law, more than 150,000 people could lose their coverage in the statefederal health insurance program for the poor as four states reduce eligibility. The states planning to make the cuts in January are Maine, Rhode Island, Wisconsin and Vermont. Most people losing access to Medicaid will be eligible for federal subsidies to help buy private coverage in the law’s online insurance marketplaces also starting in January, but advocates worry some will struggle to afford higher premiums and other costsharing expenses. “It is sad that as we look to expand coverage to more people, we are taking a step backward and taking away coverage to a significant amount of low income adults,” said Linda Katz, policy director with the Economic Progress Institute, a Providence, R.I.-based advocacy group. Kaiser Health News collected enrollment data from the four states. The changes they plan still need federal approval, which is expected. Rhode Island is expanding Medicaid under the health law’s provision to cover all childless adults making up to 138 percent of the poverty level. That will add about 45,000 people to the program. These

expansion costs are fully covered by the federal government through 2016 and then the state will pay a small portion but no more than 10 percent. At the same time, though, Rhode Island is scaling back its Medicaid eligibility for parents of minor children from the current income threshold of 175 percent of the poverty level to 138 percent, affecting 6,700 people. They will be directed to shop for coverage on the state’s insurance marketplace, also called an exchange. Rhode Island, like other states, expects this shift to reduce state spending. That’s because states split the cost of Medicaid with the federal government, which picks up about 57 percent of Medicaid spending. But the subsidies in the marketplace are funded totally by the federal government. Meanwhile, in Maine, not everyone being cut from Medicaid will have access to the subsidies to buy private insurance. About 10,000 childless adults in the state, a little less than a third of those losing Medicaid coverage, won’t qualify for those federal subsidies because they have incomes below the poverty level, $11,490 for an individual. The health law makes those subsidies available only to people with incomes between the poverty level and four times that amount. The law was written that way because it was assumed all states would

expand Medicaid eligibility to cover everyone with incomes up to 138 percent of the poverty level, but the Supreme Court last year made that provision optional. Only about half the states are expanding Medicaid for 2014. Many states led by Republicans have balked at expanding Medicaid, citing how spending for the program has outpaced inflation and even a modest increase in spending over the next decade could be difficult. Stacey Jacobsohn, 52, of Augusta, Maine, is worried about losing her Medicaid coverage particularly since she had a stroke last year. With a $5,000 annual income, she said she will have to rely on her doctors to cut their prices so she can keep seeing them. “It’s going to be very hard for me,” she said. “It’s a lot of fear right now.” For the past four years, states have been limited in their ability to reduce the size of their Medicaid programs because of a requirement called ” maintenance of effort,” which first took effect in the 2009 federal stimulus law that provided billions of dollars to states during the recession as long as they didn’t restrict standards for eligibility. That restriction was extended in the 2010 Affordable Care Act. But that provision ends for adults in 2014. That’s why Maine next year will be able to reduce its Medicaid coverage for childless adults. In addition, Maine next year plans to reduce eligibility for parents and

caretakers from 133 percent of the poverty level to 100 percent of the poverty level, which affects 15,000 adults. Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican, says his state can’t afford its current Medicaid program nor take on an expanded one, even if all the costs are paid for the first three years by the federal government. LePage this year vetoed a measure passed by the legislature to expand Medicaid under the health law’s provision. Supporters of the measure could not get enough votes to override his veto. “Adding non-disabled individuals to our welfare program when we are failing to provide core services to thousands of disabled and elderly Mainers is unacceptable,” LePage said in his veto message. In the other two states, the Medicaid cutbacks are the result of the expiration of federal waivers that allowed for demonstration programs designed to expand coverage. In Vermont, about 19,000 people will fall off the Medicaid rolls as the state ends two such initiatives geared toward helping people with incomes as high as 300 percent of the poverty level, or a little more than $34,000. Mark Larson, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health Access, said the programs are ending to save the state dollars since those populations next year can qualify for federal assistance to buy coverage in the state

would get in here. I figured you were pretending not to know. Just like all the others.” That’s when I flipped out. Who are all these “others”? Why would anybody in their right mind ever let kids drive under the influence? That does it. No more parties for me. Billie Benson Monkton, Md.

or take the “been there, done that” approach when it comes to impaired driving. Other grandparents chose not to educate grandchildren about safe driving, believing they’ve already received that message at school. But when you’re dealing with self-deluded young indestructibles, there’s no such thing as overkill. Many grandchildren believe they’re bulletproof, as evidenced by startling research from Liberty Mutual and Students Against Destructive Decisions. One in five teens who admit to drinking and driving believe it actually improves and/or has no effect on their performance behind the wheel. As for teens who say they drive after marijuana use, 41 percent say it doesn’t impair them and 34 percent think it makes them better drivers. That leaves a whole lot of room for improvement.

Automobile crashes are the leading cause of death for teens, according to government statistics. Grandparents and guardians who qualify as “others” — those who don’t take every opportunity to drive home the don’t drink/drug and drive message — are derelict.

exchange. Wisconsin would cut more people from Medicaid than any other state as part of a plan advanced by Republican Gov. Scott Walker and still awaiting federal approval. About 92,000 people — 87,000 parents and caretaker relatives, and 5,000 childless adults with incomes above the federal poverty level — would lose the Medicaid coverage they previously had as a result of a wavier and be sent to the online insurance marketplace. At the same time, the state is planning to add 100,000 Wisconsin childless adults with incomes below the poverty level to Medicaid. “The governor’s reforms balance the need to maintain a strong and sustainable health care safety net with ensuring the greatest number of people possible can afford to remain in the private health insurance market and maintain their

Life on the farm This week my husband Joe and the boys have been busy in the evenings trimming the fence rows. We have the posts, gates and fence wire here to fence in the hay field. The horses and ponies will be glad to be back on pasture again. We put our pasture field into beans this year. Eventually we will want to put it back into a hayfield. We were going to put corn in that field but the farmer has seed corn across the road. Field corn has to be a certain distance away from seed corn. The farmer offered to trade us corn for beans. We had quite a rude awakening around 2:30 a.m. one morning. A guy knocked at our door telling us our horses and ponies are out on the road. Everyone got dressed and grabbed flashlights. The men in the truck helped by driving down the road to shine their headlights for us. We had them all headed for the barn when the leader of the pack, Stormy the pony, decided we needed more exercise. He headed past the house and of course the horses followed. We were able to head off the rest of the ponies and got them in the barn. It did look funny seeing the little Prancer (the miniature colt) coming down the road with all the big horses. The horses went around our neighbor Joe’s house and Elizabeth ran that way to head them back. When they headed back they ran across the road and around neighbor Irene’s barn and into the bean field across the road. We finally had every way blocked off and Elizabeth headed them towards the barn again. That time was successful. It was past 3 am. And Joe was glad he had the next day off. Someone forgot to shut a gate which was a good lesson for us to check all gates before going to bed. Elizabeth tripped and fell while running after the horses. She has badly bruised and scratched

The Young Destructibles Dear Grandparenting: I am one of these worried grandmothers who watch over my grandchildren like a mother hawk. I like to think that I can head off trouble before it starts. My grandkids know I mean business and don’t test me. So when my grandson Lincoln wanted to throw a July 4 party at my farm, I was OK with it as long as it was 100 percent alcohol and drug free. Mind you, my farm is way up country in Baltimore County, a long way from where many of Lincoln’s friends live. I didn’t want those kids driving impaired. I told Lincoln I reserved the right to search his friends. I was determined to keep alcohol out. But those little rats snuck it in anyway. I smelled marijuana too. When I confronted Lincoln he told me not to take it personally. “This is what kids do,” he said. “I figured you knew some beer and stuff

GRANDPARENTING Tom and Dee and Cousin Key

Dear Billie: We applaud your oversight and zero tolerance policy and wish it were universal. Sadly, it’s not. Some grandparents are too lax,

GRAND REMARK OF THE WEEK Grandy from Casa Grande, Ariz. was watching TV when granddaughter Ruth played what Ruth called “her little version of let’s make a deal.” “Grandy, will you loan me two dollars? But just give me half of it. Then you’ll owe me one dollar. And since I owe you one dollar, then we’ll be even. OK?” Dee and Tom, married more than 50 years, have eight grandchildren. Together with Key, they welcome questions, suggestions and Grand Remarks of the Week. Send to P.O. Box 27454, Towson, MD, 21285. Call 410-963-4426.

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Celebrating five generations are: (front, seated) Serena Burton of Troy, great-great-grandmother; Otis Burton of Tipp City, greatgrandfather; Douglas Burton of Tipp City, grandfather; Daniel Burton of Piqua, father; Keyton Burton of Piqua, child of Daniel Burton. The family gathered to attend Daniel Burton’s wedding.

Celebrating five generations are (left to right): Serena Burton of Troy, great-great-grandmother; Otis Burton of Tipp City, greatgrandfather; Ashley Lee of Troy, mother; twins Riley and Gracee Bruno of Troy; Lisa Werling of Piqua; Dakota Arrington of Troy. Five generations of the family gathered to celebrate Riley and Gracee’s birthday.

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independence,” according to a statement by the Wisconsin Department of Health. Many of the 92,000 Wisconsin adults losing Medicaid coverage already pay small monthly premiums. It’s unclear how much those rates will increase in the online marketplace. “The products designed for the marketplace were never designed for people in these low-income categories,” said Donna Friedsam, health policy program director at the University of Wisconsin. “Even with the federal subsidies, the cost sharing will still be quite onerous.” Kaiser Health News is an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan health policy research and communications organization not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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knees and hands. Two mornings after that the horses popped the hinges on the gate and were happily eating in the hayfield. It’s like they are telling us to hurry with that fence so they can eat the fresh grass.This time it was daylight and we were able to round them up and head them right through the gates by the hayfield. And of course we tried to bribe Stormy with a scoop of feed so he wouldn’t be a trouble-maker again. Our neighbors have been over helping evenings to get the holes dug for the new posts. Saturday we will have more help in hopes of getting everything enclosed for the horse and ponies. We will have everyone that helped and their families over for a chicken barbecue Saturday evening. Meanwhile the garden is still producing a lot of cucumbers and tomatoes. We have been canning more dill pickles and salsa. I pulled the red beets last night. Detasseling is done now. Verena and Loretta are still leaving around 3 p.m. to stay with 93 year old Vivian. They come home around 12:30 a.m. They want to bake cookies for her today when they are there. She said she would like sugar cookies. We have a bushel of peaches here waiting to be worked up. Have two more bushels on order. Try this recipe: Easy Peach Custard Desert 2 cups sugar 4 Tab. flour 2 eggs 2 cups milk 2 tso. vanilla 4 Tab. melted butter 4 cups fresh peaches, cut fine Pour into a 9x13” pan. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake at 325 until the center is almost set, for about 30 minutes.


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Unemployment rates rise in most US states in July WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states in July and fewer states added jobs, echoing national data that show the job market may have lost some momentum. The Labor Department said Monday that unemployment rates increased in 28 states. They were unchanged in 14 and fell in eight states — the fewest to show a decline since January. Hiring increased in 32 states in July compared with June, the fewest to report job gains in three months. Seventeen states reported job losses. California, Georgia and Florida reported the largest job gains, while New Jersey and Nevada lost the most. Nationwide, hiring has been steady this year but slowed in July. Employers added 162,000 jobs, the fewest since March. The unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent, a 4 ½ -year low,

from 7.6 percent. And while the job market has improved over the past 12 months, the gains appear to be benefiting southern and western states most of all. Unemployment in the West fell to 7.9 percent in July. That’s down from 9.3 percent a year earlier and the biggest decline of the four regions. In the South, unemployment fell to 7.3 percent, from 7.8 percent a year ago. Unemployment has barely dipped in the Midwest, to 7.3 percent from 7.5 percent in the past year. In the Northeast, it dropped to 7.6 percent from 8.4 percent. Steve Cochrane, an economist at Moody’s Analytics, says southern and western states have seen steady growth in manufacturing jobs. And the South is also benefiting from lower taxes and cheaper labor.

“Some of the old, long-standing comparative advantages are re-emerging as drivers of growth,” he added. California has propelled much of the gains in the West, adding 38,100 jobs in July to lead all states. And California has added 236,000 jobs in the past year, second only to Texas’s 293,000 jobs. Unemployment in California has fallen to 8.7 percent in July from 10.6 percent 12 months ago — the biggest year-overyear drop of any state. Another bright spot is Utah, which has gained the largest percentage of jobs in the past 12 months. Utah’s gains were in information technology, manufacturing and construction. In the South, Texas, Florida and Georgia have been driving job growth. Georgia added 30,900 jobs in July, the second most of any state. Much of the gains were in categories that

include transportation, utilities, retail, hotels, restaurants and amusement parks. Nevada reported the nation’s highest unemployment rate in July, at 9.5 percent. It was

followed by Illinois, 9.2 percent. North Dakota continues to have the nation’s lowest unemployment at 3 percent. South Dakota is close behind at 3.9 percent.

Budget cuts reduce Ohio Head Start by thousands CINCINNATI (AP) — The number of spots for low-income children in Head Start’s preschool learning programs in Ohio will drop by more than 1,800 during this school year because of automatic federal spending cuts. Hundreds more children will lose opportunities to participate in the programs that provide health care and other benefits besides early education. Federal figures released Tuesday estimated that nearly 2,800 Ohio children will miss out because of the cuts. The federal figures include an estimate of children who would have been able to join the program during the year because of openings created by turnover. The federal Office of Head Start says preschool ranks are being cut by more than 57,000 children nationwide this year.

More than a million children are served each year by the programs, which help prepare them for elementary school and provide meals and health care. The cuts also mean no services will be available through the program for nearly 200 Ohio babies and their families. “This is the first real cut we’ve ever had,” said Barbara Haxton, executive director of Ohio Head Start Association Inc. She said the cuts also mean no services, including health care, for nearly 200 Ohio babies and their families. “People should care because there are 2,000 or more children whose educational future is at high risk,” she told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “We just left … them out in the cold.” Haxton told The Associated Press on Tuesday that 49,702 Ohio chil-

dren, including babies in what’s called Early Head Start, were in Head Start in the last year for at least 45 days. Thousands move off waiting lists during the year because of turnover in the 39,106 annual slots available for Ohio children. Children entering Head Start get health, dental and mental health exams, which she said are “front-loaded benefits” that some children will now miss out on because of the cuts. Nearly all the Ohio Head Start preschools and affiliates have cut teachers and added to student waiting lists. In Hamilton County, 181 children will lose places in program preschools, and some 300 workers have been laid off and hours cut for 90 more to offset a $1.2 million cut, The Enquirer reported. In neighboring northern Kentucky, an official said busing will be cut for 400 to 500 preschoolers.

“It’s reducing options for the children who are most in need,” said Florence Tandy, executive director of the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission. To be eligible, a family’s income must be below the federal poverty guideline, which is $23,550 for a family of four. Head Start prepares 3- to 5-year-olds for kindergarten and elementary school, while offering families and children health, nutrition, education and social services. It also supports pregnant women. Some critics for years have questioned the quality, cost and long-term impact of the program that dates to 1965. Advocates say it makes sure children’s brains are stimulated with learning at key early stages of development and prevents them from falling behind.

STATE BRIEFS School board fights district leader’s suit MEDINA (AP) — A northeastern Ohio school board being sued by its district’s superintendent says some of his claims about defamation are unsubstantiated. Medina City Schools superintendent Randy Stepp sued the board in federal court, alleging breach of contract and that members defamed him during a public controversy over his contract by suggesting he acted inappropriately. A court filing from the board and its members argues three of six claims in Stepp’s case aren’t supported by the facts and asks the court for judgment on the pleadings in those counts. They say a press release at issue was about concerns regarding his contract, not him individually. The Medina Gazette reports the board rescinded Stepp’s contract and put him on paid leave earlier this year, pending a special state audit.

Theme park cancels wedding promo after protest SANDSUSKY (AP) — An amusement park in

Ohio is canceling a wedding contest after a gay couple organized a protest against the promotion. Cedar Point amusement park initially limited the contest to male and female couples because it said state law doesn’t allow gay couples to legally marry in Ohio. A spokesman says the park decided to cancel the event once it started to take on political undertones. The amusement park that sits along Lake Erie in Sandusky had planned to select 13 couples to get married there on Friday the 13th in September. A gay couple from Akron told The Sandusky Register that they wanted to enter until seeing the rules. They then asked people online to contact the park in hopes of getting the rule changed.

aggravated murder and kidnapping charges in Cleveland beginning Feb. 28. He also faces gross abuse of a corpse, rape and weapons charges. Madison waived his right to a speedy trial during a brief court hearing Tuesday. He already had pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors will meet next month to decide whether to seek the death penalty. Police in East Cleveland discovered the first of three bodies on July 19 after getting a call about a foul odor. Madison was arrested that day after a brief standoff with police. A coroner ruled that two of the three women were strangled.

Trial set for man charged with killing 3 women

MANSFIELD (AP) — An Ohio couple accused of not immediately getting proper medical help for their severely burned 2-year-old son before he died have been placed on six months of probation for child endangerment. Boiling water spilled and burned the boy over one-third of his body in May 2012, and his par-

CLEVELAND (AP) — A trial date has been set for an Ohio man accused of killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags. Michael Madison is scheduled to be tried on

Parents of burned boy who died get probation

ents initially treated him with salve and burdock leaves, a remedy from the Amish community in which his father was raised, The Mansfield New Journal reported. The toddler, Dalton Keim, was taken to a relative’s home the following day for another treatment but went into cardiac arrest and stopped breathing. By the time he was taken to a hospital, it was too late. William Keim, 34, and Jenica Keim, 32, didn’t address the court at their sentencing Monday, the newspaper reported. They previously pleaded no contest to misdemeanor child endangerment, and prosecutors dismissed more serious charges of reckless homicide and involuntary manslaughter under their plea agreement. Richland County Common Pleas Judge James DeWeese found the couple guilty. In addition to the probation sentence, he also ordered them to write down how they’d handle a similar situation now. The Keims had an infant in court with them, the newspaper reported. A defense attorney, John Allen, called Dalton’s death tragic and contended the treat-

ment of salve and leaves would have worked if his parents — who are not current members of an Amish community — properly hydrated him under supervision. “This is a very tragic situation, we believe to be an accident,” he said. Prosecutors had recommended that the Keims receive probation. “The loss of that child is the worst punishment they could ever receive,” first assistant prosecutor Brent Robinson had told the newspaper earlier.

Crash victims were visiting family in Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The couple from Ohio who died in a single-engine plane crash at the downtown Kansas City airport was in the area to visit family members, their daughter said. John and Diana Lallo, of Girard, Ohio, died Sunday when their plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, The Jackson County medical examiner said. No one else was on board and no other injuries were reported when the aircraft went down just south of the main

runway. The couple’s daughter, Melissa Lallo-Johnson of Kansas City, told The Kansas City Star her parents were visiting relatives, including her, her husband and their son. “My parents were absolutely great people, and we are devastated,” said Lallo-Johnson, one of the couple’s four children. Mitchell Gallo, an air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, said the no fire or explosion occurred before the crash. He said it could be several months before the cause of the crash is determined. The Lallo family owns McRoyal Industries, which provides products to the food service industry. Federal aviation records show that the plane was owned by Air McRoyal LLC and list the same address as that of the manufacturing company. John Lallo reported engine trouble just after takeoff and was returning to the airport when the plane crashed. Gallo said Monday the plane did not have a flight data recorder but some instruments, such as GPS systems, may provide information about the flight.

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Brian Deal was low gross with 34 in the Thursday Industrial League at Echo Hills Golf Course. Mike Lavey was second with 38, while Doug Harter, Dave Novotny, Brian Robbins, Mike Butsch and Ryan Pearson all tied for third with 39. Ke n n e t h Ne l s o n Hostetter was low net with 32, while Dave Neal and Hank Poff shared second with 33.

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Piqua to scrimmage at Wayne Lady Indian spikers gets past M-U The Piqua football team will close its scrimmage season Friday at Wayne. Middletown will also be at the scrimmage, which will start at 7 p.m. The Indians will open the season Aug. 30 at Toledo Rogers.

VOLLEYBALL

Piqua edges MU WEST MILTON — The Piqua volleyball team opened the season with a five-set win over MiltonUnion by the scores of 22-25, 25-19, 23-25, 25-23, 15-11. Tasha Potts pounded 14 kills for the Lady Indians, while Macy Yount dished out 20 assists. Kailey Byers led the defense with 16 digs, while Logan Ernst had four blocks and Kyrstan Mikolajewski served two aces. Piqua JVs won 25-11, 25-9. Cassidy Sullenberger serve six aces and Kyla Blankenship added five kills. Piqua will host Fairborn Thursday.

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Lady Vikings win ST. PARIS — The Lady Vikings were back in action again as they defeated Graham 1-0. And it turned out to be a night to remember for one Viking Senior. After sitting out her entire junior season due to an ACL injury, Kelly Rindler is back in the goal for the Vikings and wasted no time getting her name in the record books for East.

Two games, two shutouts, and sole ownership of the school record for shutouts in a career with 25. A number that is bound to grow throughout the season. “It is an exciting way to start the season,” said Rindler. Even though Rindler did not play as a junior, she was still very much involved with the team. She served as a student assistant and worked with the other Viking goalkeepers, a role she is going to continue this year. “We’ve actually got 4 goalkeepers on the roster this year, which is unusual,” Miami East coach Emalie Carson said. “But I was so impressed with Kelly’s attitude and work ethic last year, I’m going to have her run keeper drills with all of the keepers once a week. She’s a great leader, a great kid. “It’s unfortunate that she missed an entire season, because then the record would probably never get touched. But I’m sure she still has some shutouts in her this year and is going to finish her career with impressive stats.” Again, the Viking defense did their part to help Rindler get that shutout. The Vikings only allowed five shots, and Rindler made three saves. Including a diving save with 20 minutes left in the game that preserved the shutout. At the other end of the field, the Vikings were a

n Blaze tryouts

The Miami County Blaze fastpitch 12U, 14U, and 18U will hold additional tryouts this weekend. Go to www.miamicountyblaze.com for times and details.

Stumper did Q: Where Brandon

Weeden play college football?

A:

Oklahoma State

Quoted “I’ve always believed in guys earning things. He went out and earned it.” — Rob Chudzinski Browns coach, on naming Brandon Weeden starting quarterback

Piqua’s Haley Weidner hits a forehand return against Centerville Tuesday.

bit unlucky. Though controlling possession and registering 25 shots, they were only able to find the net once. And it was off the head of senior, Katelyn Gardella. Madeline Davis pushed a ball to the corner for Lindsey Roeth. Roeth made the one-touch cross to the run of Gardella. The ball was slightly behind her, but Gardella jumped back and managed to head it over the hands of the Falcon keeper with 3:30 left until the break. “Katelyn uses her head as well as anyone,” Carson said. ” She was in good position and got an excellent touch on the ball. It was an impressive finish. We moved the ball extremely well tonight and we were getting good looks on goal. Unfortunately, we could not finish. Overall, I’m pleased with the effort and happy we got the win.” East is now 2-0 on the season and will host Northwestern on Wednesday.

Boys Golf

n Player needed

The West Liberty Force 14U travel fastpitch team is still in need of a catcher/utility player for the 2013-14 season. For more information, call Mark Thompson at (937) 658-1880 or email mthompson_1973@ yahoo.com

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Piqua’s Sam DeBusk hits a backhand return against Centerville Tuesday.

Cavs drop match SIDNEY — The Lehman boys golf team lost to Botkins 178-192 Monday at Shelby Oaks. Mitchell Shroyer was co-medalist with 42 to lead Lehman. Other Cavalier scores were Sam Dean 44, Zach

Scott 52 and Bryce Eck 54. Bucc boys win The Covington boys golf team defeated TriVillage in CCC action Monday at Echo Hills. Levi Winn shared medalist honors with 40 to lead Covington. Other Bucc scores were Joe Slusher 42, Ty Boehringer 42 and Jacob Blair 42. East beats Newton ST. PARIS — The Miami East boys golf team defeated Newton 173-192 Monday in CCC action at Lakeland Golf Course. Miami East’s Zack Ostendorf and Newton’s Brock Jamison shared medalist honors with 39. Other Miami East scores were Scot Kirby 44, Ryan Bergman 44, Devyn Carson 46, Cley Kardadak 50, Dylan Martinez 55. Other Newton scores were Wade Ferrell 47, Donovan Osceola 50, Reid Ferrell 56, Milan Bess 65, Christian Nelson 68. Tigers win tourney FAIRBORN — The Versailles boys golf team put three golfers in the top four in winning the Skyhawk Invitational Monday at Greene County Country Club. Versailles won with 332, while Springfield

was a distant second with 355. Ryan Knapke was medalist with 77. Tyler Drees finished third with 81 and Mitchell Stover was fourth with 85. Other Versailles scores were Alex Stucke 89, Griffin Riegle 94, Kyle Cotner 99.

Girls Golf

Lady Indians lose The Piqua girls golf team opened the season with a 227-237 loss to Northmont. Alaina Mikolajewski led Piqua with 52. Other Lady Indian scores were Kailyn Simmons 60, Sarah Ganger 62, Cassidy Kraft 63, Macey Pruitt 72, Anna Klopfenstein 72.

Girls Tennis

Lady Cavs lose B E AV E R C R E E K — The Lehman girls tennis team lost 5-0 to Beavercreek Monday. In singles, Julia Harrelson lost to Sadhvi Venkatramani 6-3, 6-2; Diana Gibson lost to Anna Jones 6-1, 6-0; and Meghan Burner lost to Annabel Almazan 6-2, 6-0. In doubles, Elaina Snyder and Kaitlin Gillman lost to Sarah Holm and Samia Wase 6-2, 6-0; and Emily Hoersten and Emma Simpson lost to Megan Detrick and Lauren Woehl 6-0, 6-1.

Goldschmidt ‘slams’ Reds Cincinnati loses 5-2 CINCINNATI (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt set a Diamondbacks record with his third grand slam of the season on Tuesday night and became the first NL player to drive in 100 runs, powering Arizona to a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Goldschmidt connected in the eighth inning off J.J. Hoover, ending the reliever’s streak of 23 scoreless appearances. His 31st homer tied him with Pittsburgh’s Pedro Alvarez for the NL lead. All of his career grand slams have come this season. Left-hander Patrick Corbin (13-3) stymied Cincinnati’s lefty-dominated lineup, allowing six hits, including Chris Heisey’s two-run homer, during his second complete game. Corbin matched his career high with 10 strikeouts. The left-hander shut down the Reds’ lefthanded threats — ShinSoo Choo, Joey Votto and Jay Bruce were a combined 0 for 12 with seven strikeouts.

The Diamondbacks evened their series at a game apiece and moved five games behind the Reds for the final NL wild card berth. Arizona has won six of its last eight games. Cincinnati lost for only the fourth time in its last 14 games. A bigger concern: Tony Cingrani (6-3) left in the fourth inning with a strained lower back. The left-hander has been filling in for Johnny Cueto, who is on the disabled list for the third time this season with soreness behind his pitching shoulder. Cingrani retired the first 10 batters before Martin Prado hit his 12th homer. One out later, Aaron Hill doubled off the wall in left-center, extending his hitting streak to 13 games. A trainer and manager Dusty Baker went to the mound to talk to Cingrani, who was replaced by Alfredo Simon. The defending NL Central champions were feeling good about get-

ting their starting lineup back to full strength with Ryan Ludwick’s return last week from a shoulder injury that had sidelined him since opening day. Now, the rotation is in flux as they try to overtake Pittsburgh and St. Louis. Cingrani’s injury spoiled a matchup of left-handers born two weeks apart in July 1989. Corbin, who is two weeks younger than Cingrani, kept the Reds off-balance with his slider. The Diamondbacks are 21-4 when Corbin starts. He has allowed two runs or less in 19 starts this season, tied with the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw for most in the NL. He got a few words from Choo after throwing a chin-high fastball to the leadoff hitter in the sixth. Plate umpire Jerry Meals stepped in, Choo pointed to chin and said something, then got back in the batter’s box without further complaint and struck out.

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Cincinnati Reds’ Tony Cingrani pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning.

Notes: Fans brought more than 600 dogs to the game as part of an annual pet promotion. No fireworks were set off on Heisey’s homer so as not to scare the dogs. … Goldschmidt’s 100 RBIs match Adam LaRoche’s club record for a first baseman. … Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero, on the DL since Aug. 1 with a strained lower back, felt

fine a day after he caught five innings on a rehab assignment. He got the day off and will catch again on Wednesday. … RH Brandon McCarthy (2-7) starts the third game for Arizona, trying to emerge from a slump. He’s 0-4 with a 6.41 ERA in his last four starts. The Reds go with RH Mike Leake (10-5), who has a 6.12 career ERA against Arizona.


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SPORTS

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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NFL Preseason

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W L T Pct PF Arizona 2 0 0 1.000 29 Seattle 2 0 0 1.000 71 San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 21 St. Louis 0 2 0 .000 26 Thursday's Games Cleveland 24, Detroit 6 Baltimore 27, Atlanta 23 Philadelphia 14, Carolina 9 Chicago 33, San Diego 28 Friday's Games Buffalo 20, Minnesota 16 New Orleans 28, Oakland 20 San Francisco 15, Kansas City 13 New England 25, Tampa Bay 21 Saturday's Games Arizona 12, Dallas 7 Cincinnati 27, Tennessee 19 N.Y. Jets 37, Jacksonville 13 Green Bay 19, St. Louis 7 Houston 24, Miami 17 Seattle 40, Denver 10 Sunday's Game Indianapolis 20, N.Y. Giants 12 Monday's Game Washington 24, Pittsburgh 13 Thursday, Aug. 22 New England at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Carolina at Baltimore, 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 Seattle at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Chicago at Oakland, 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 Buffalo at Washington, 4:30 p.m. Cleveland at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Denver, 8 p.m. Cincinnati at Dallas, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Tennessee, 8 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 New Orleans at Houston, 4 p.m. Minnesota at San Francisco, 8 p.m.

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Browns go with Weeden ‘Chud’ names his starting quarterback BEREA (AP) — It's Brandon Weeden's job — fair and square. Weeden was named Cleveland's starting quarterback on Tuesday, ending a "competition" set up by Browns first-year coach Rob Chudzinski, who wanted to push the QB to bring out the best in him. "Brandon has earned this," Chudzinski said, "and that's extremely important to me that he did. He has gained my complete trust. He has gained his teammates' complete trust and this organization's trust. We're all behind him and we'll all be behind him to support him." Chudzinski's announcement ends speculation about whether Weeden would beat out veteran Jason Campbell and start the season opener against Miami on Sept. 8. Weeden followed up a solid offseason with a strong training camp and two impressive preseason performances, completing 18 of 25 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns in two exhibition wins. Weeden, who started 15 games during a bumpy rookie season, was relieved to get the news but said it won't change him. "It's exciting," he said. "I feel like I worked my tail off during the spring, through OTAs and up until this point. It's rewarding. Everyone in this locker room wants to be on this field and contribute to this team and win games. I still have a season to play. “I'm not satisfied. I feel like I've got a lot of work to do and that's my mindset moving forward. " Chudzinski has been pleased with everything the 29-year-old Weeden has shown, and has been impressed with his development not only as a passer but a team leader.

Chudzinski said it was vital for the Browns to go through the process of finding the right quarterback to lead the Browns, and waited until the week of Cleveland's third preseason game — the unofficial dress rehearsal for the regular season — to name Weeden the starter. Last week, Chudzinski described the competition between Weeden and Campbell as "still close," even though it was apparent Weeden had solidified his standing with the team. "Everything about this process was wanting to see how he reacted and how all the quarterbacks reacted," Chudzinski said. "I firmly believe that separates the great quarterbacks from the average quarterbacks — how they react to different situations. " The Browns sent out mixed signals during the offseason about Weeden, with both CEO Joe Banner and general manager Michael Lombardi saying the former first-round pick needed to prove himself worth of being a starter. So far, Weeden has done that. "I knew I had to impress the people who make the decisions," Weeden said. "That's for all 90 of us who are out here. My mindset was getting better, focus and do the things I needed to do to become a better player." Weeden now believes everyone with the Browns is behind him. "Absolutely," he said. "I feel like I have the support form players on up." Chudzinski said running back Dion Lewis will likely be placed on seasonending injured reserve after undergoing surgery to repair his broken left leg on Monday. Lewis broke his fibula on Thursday against Detroit.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2012 records, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and final ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (58) 13-1 1,498 1 2. Ohio St. (1) 12-0 1,365 3 3. Oregon 12-1 1,335 2 4. Stanford 12-2 1,294 7 5. Georgia (1) 12-2 1,249 t5 6. South Carolina 11-2 1,154 8 7. Texas A&M 11-2 1,104 t5 8. Clemson 11-2 1,083 11 11-2 1,042 13 9. Louisville 10. Florida 11-2 894 9 11. Florida St. 12-2 845 10 12. LSU 10-3 802 14 13. Oklahoma St. 8-5 755 NR 14. Notre Dame 12-1 748 4 15. Texas 9-4 677 19 16. Oklahoma 10-3 579 15 17. Michigan 8-5 531 24 18. Nebraska 10-4 382 25 19. Boise St. 11-2 328 18 20. TCU 7-6 323 NR 21. UCLA 9-5 286 NR 22. Northwestern 10-3 199 NR 23. Wisconsin 8-6 185 NR 24. Southern Cal 7-6 134 NR 25. Oregon St. 9-4 129 20 Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 95, Baylor 92, Virginia Tech 86, Miami 85, Arizona St. 53, Kansas St. 43, Fresno St. 36, Vanderbilt 19, Washington 17, N. Illinois 16, Mississippi 11, Utah St. 8, Georgia Tech 6, Arizona 3, Cincinnati 3, North Carolina 3, Penn St. 2, BYU 1.

Baseball

MLB Standings

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Atlanta Washington New York Philadelphia Miami Central Division Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee West Division

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W L Pct GB Texas 72 53 .576 — Oakland 71 53 .573 ½ Seattle 57 67 .460 14½ Los Angeles 55 69 .444 16½ Houston 41 83 .331 30½ Monday's Games N.Y. Mets 6, Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 3 Texas 16, Houston 5 Cleveland 5, L.A. Angels 2 Oakland 2, Seattle 1 Boston 7, San Francisco 0 Tuesday's Games Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, first game Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 2nd game Tampa Bay at Baltimore Minnesota at Detroit Houston at Texas Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Cleveland at L.A. Angels Seattle at Oakland Boston at San Francisco Wednesday's Games Seattle (Iwakuma 11-6) at Oakland (Griffin 10-8), 3:35 p.m. Boston (Doubront 8-6) at San Francisco (Gaudin 5-2), 3:45 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 13-9) at L.A. Angels (Williams 59), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-6) at Baltimore (W.Chen 66), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 9-11) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 8-9), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 8-9) at Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 11-7), 7:08 p.m. Houston (Bedard 3-9) at Texas (D.Holland 9-6), 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Rienzo 0-0) at Kansas City (Guthrie 12-9), 8:10 p.m. Thursday's Games Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.

MLB Leaders

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Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto Central Division

American League

TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—CJohnson, Atlanta, .335; YMolina, St. Louis, .334; Cuddyer, Colorado, .323; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .317; Votto, Cincinnati, .316; MCarpenter, St. Louis, .312; Segura, Milwaukee, .309; DWright, New York, .309; FFreeman, Atlanta, .309; Craig, St. Louis, .309. RUNS—MCarpenter, St. Louis, 92; Votto, Cincinnati, 84; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 81; Choo, Cincinnati, 80; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 79; JUpton, Atlanta, 79; Holliday, St. Louis, 78. RBI—Goldschmidt, Arizona, 96; Phillips, Cincinnati, 92; Craig, St. Louis, 88; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 82; FFreeman, Atlanta, 82; Bruce, Cincinnati, 81; DBrown, Philadelphia, 78. HITS—MCarpenter, St. Louis, 150; Segura, Milwaukee, 150; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 145; Votto, Cincinnati, 144; Craig, St. Louis, 142; DanMurphy, New York, 139; Pence, San Francisco, 138. DOUBLES—MCarpenter, St. Louis, 41; YMolina, St. Louis, 34; Bruce, Cincinnati, 33; Desmond, Washington, 33; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 32; Rizzo, Chicago, 32; Pence, San Francisco, 31. TRIPLES—SMarte, Pittsburgh, 10; CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; Segura, Milwaukee, 9; Span, Washington, 7; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; Hechavarria, Miami, 6; Venable, San Diego, 6; DWright, New York, 6. HOME RUNS—PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 31; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 30; DBrown, Philadelphia, 27; CGonzalez, Colorado, 26; Bruce, Cincinnati, 24; JUpton, Atlanta, 23; Beltran, St. Louis, 21; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 21; Uggla, Atlanta, 21. STOLEN BASES—ECabrera, San Diego, 37; Segura, Milwaukee, 36; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 35; CGomez, Milwaukee, 30; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 26; EYoung, New York, 26; Revere, Philadelphia, 22. PITCHING—Liriano, Pittsburgh, 14-5; Wainwright, St. Louis, 14-7; Zimmermann, Washington, 14-7; Lynn, St. Louis, 13-6; 7 tied at 12. ERA—Kershaw, Los Angeles, 1.80; Harvey, New York, 2.25; Fernandez, Miami, 2.41; Corbin, Arizona, 2.48; Wainwright, St. Louis, 2.66; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 2.87; Locke, Pittsburgh, 2.90. STRIKEOUTS—Harvey, New York, 187; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 182; Wainwright, St. Louis, 173; Samardzija, Chicago, 168; HBailey, Cincinnati, 161; Latos, Cincinnati, 160; Lincecum, San Francisco, 157; Fernandez, Miami, 157; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 157. SAVES—Kimbrel, Atlanta, 39; Mujica, St. Louis, 32; AChapman, Cincinnati, 31; RSoriano, Washington, 31; Grilli, Pittsburgh, 30; Romo, San Francisco, 30; Cishek, Miami, 27. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .360; Trout, Los Angeles, .333; ABeltre, Texas, .324; Mauer, Minnesota, .324; DOrtiz, Boston, .323; Loney, Tampa Bay, .310; TorHunter, Detroit, .306. RUNS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 89; CDavis, Baltimore, 89; Trout, Los Angeles, 88; AJones, Baltimore, 85; Bautista, Toronto, 82; Encarnacion, Toronto, 76; Ellsbury, Boston, 75; AJackson, Detroit, 75; Machado, Baltimore, 75. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 120; CDavis, Baltimore, 115; Encarnacion, Toronto, 92; AJones, Baltimore, 89; Fielder, Detroit, 85; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 83; DOrtiz, Boston, 78; Trout, Los Angeles, 78. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 160; ABeltre, Texas, 158; Machado, Baltimore, 158; Trout, Los Angeles, 156; AJones, Baltimore, 154; Ellsbury, Boston, 149; Pedroia, Boston, 146. DOUBLES—Machado, Baltimore, 43; CDavis, Baltimore, 36; Mauer, Minnesota, 35; Saltalamacchia, Boston, 34; Trout, Los Angeles, 34; Lowrie, Oakland, 33; JCastro, Houston, 32; AlRamirez, Chicago, 32. TRIPLES—Ellsbury, Boston, 8; Trout, Los Angeles, 8; Gardner, New York, 7; Drew, Boston, 6; AGordon, Kansas City, 5; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 5; LMartin, Texas, 5; BMiller, Seattle, 5. HOME RUNS—CDavis, Baltimore, 45; MiCabrera, De-

troit, 40; Encarnacion, Toronto, 31; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 29; Bautista, Toronto, 28; ADunn, Chicago, 28; NCruz, Texas, 27. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 44; RDavis, Toronto, 36; Andrus, Texas, 33; Altuve, Houston, 30; McLouth, Baltimore, 28; Rios, Texas, 28; Trout, Los Angeles, 28. PITCHING—Scherzer, Detroit, 18-1; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 14-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 14-4; Colon, Oakland, 14-5; CWilson, Los Angeles, 13-6; Masterson, Cleveland, 13-9; Darvish, Texas, 12-5; FHernandez, Seattle, 12-6; Verlander, Detroit, 12-9; Guthrie, Kansas City, 12-9. ERA—Kuroda, New York, 2.41; FHernandez, Seattle, 2.47; AniSanchez, Detroit, 2.50; Darvish, Texas, 2.68; Sale, Chicago, 2.78; Scherzer, Detroit, 2.82; DHolland, Texas, 2.95; Iwakuma, Seattle, 2.95. STRIKEOUTS—Darvish, Texas, 214; Scherzer, Detroit, 185; FHernandez, Seattle, 182; Sale, Chicago, 175; Masterson, Cleveland, 175; Verlander, Detroit, 160; DHolland, Texas, 157. SAVES—JiJohnson, Baltimore, 39; MRivera, New York, 36; Nathan, Texas, 36; GHolland, Kansas City, 34; GHolland, Kansas City, 34; AReed, Chicago, 31; Balfour, Oakland, 31.

Auto Racing

Michigan 400 Results NASCAR Sprint Cup-Pure Michigan 400 Results Sunday At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Joey Logano, Ford, 200 laps, 136.3 rating, 48 points, $252,393. 2. (15) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 200, 119, 42, $180,731. 3. (2) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 200, 122.8, 42, $136,315. 4. (20) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 200, 98.9, 40, $143,486. 5. (11) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 200, 87.7, 39, $140,293. 6. (26) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 200, 89.2, 39, $123,399. 7. (31) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 200, 94.4, 37, $108,135. 8. (5) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 200, 101.2, 36, $106,135. 9. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 200, 109.6, 36, $105,435. 10. (19) Carl Edwards, Ford, 200, 98.5, 34, $127,110. 11. (6) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 200, 89, 33, $119,549. 12. (9) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 200, 112, 33, $139,151. 13. (21) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 200, 86, 31, $123,568. 14. (27) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 71.7, 0, $131,510. 15. (12) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 200, 99.3, 29, $124,676. 16. (17) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 200, 77.5, 28, $119,535. 17. (13) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 200, 75, 27, $130,346. 18. (14) Aric Almirola, Ford, 200, 74.9, 26, $123,621. 19. (22) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200, 67.2, 25, $132,621. 20. (8) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 200, 68.5, 25, $103,460. 21. (18) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, 66.7, 0, $85,660. 22. (29) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 200, 55.5, 22, $111,680. 23. (28) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 200, 52.9, 21, $85,010. 24. (24) David Ragan, Ford, 200, 57.9, 21, $110,868. 25. (33) Casey Mears, Ford, 200, 58.2, 20, $109,043. 26. (36) David Stremme, Toyota, 200, 46.1, 18, $98,093. 27. (4) Mark Martin, Toyota, 199, 80.7, 18, $96,835. 28. (38) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 198, 47, 16, $102,718. 29. (34) Timmy Hill, Ford, 198, 43.2, 15, $89,932. 30. (42) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 197, 40, 14, $81,785. 31. (10) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 197, 74, 13, $125,568. 32. (43) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 197, 37.5, 0, $80,060. 33. (39) Brendan Gaughan, Chevrolet, 196, 35.6, 0, $87,985. 34. (37) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 192, 32.6, 0, $79,885. 35. (30) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 186, 47.4, 9, $87,735. 36. (7) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 171, 89, 9, $97,685. 37. (23) David Gilliland, Ford, engine, 165, 52.2, 8, $79,616. 38. (25) David Reutimann, Toyota, 153, 25.9, 6, $74,825. 39. (40) Josh Wise, Ford, vibration, 56, 36.3, 0, $70,825. 40. (3) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, engine, 54, 57.5, 5, $115,936. 41. (32) Scott Speed, Ford, vibration, 35, 31.7, 3, $62,825. 42. (41) Johnny Sauter, Ford, vibration, 34, 29.9, 0, $58,825. 43. (35) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, accident, 12, 29.3, 1, $55,325. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 144.593 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 45 minutes, 59 seconds. Top 12 in Points: 1. J.Johnson, 813; 2. C.Bowyer, 772; 3. C.Edwards, 762; 4. K.Harvick, 749; 5. Ky.Busch, 706; 6. M.Kenseth, 688; 7. D.Earnhardt Jr., 679; 8. Bra.Keselowski, 667; 9. Ku.Busch, 665; 10. G.Biffle, 663; 11. K.Kahne, 659; 12. M.Truex Jr., 653.

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Solheim Cup Points

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Charley sparks European win English teenager was fearless in the face of competition

PARKER, Colo. (AP) — Of all the autographs Paula Creamer signed at the Solheim Cup for young girls, this was by far the strangest request. It came from a 17-yearold who had just steamrolled her. Charley Hull, fun and fearless over three days at Colorado Golf Club, put the finishing touch on a tone-setting match by driving the green with a 3-wood on the 291-yard 14th hole for a 5-and-4 victory. It was the shortest match all week, and the first point Sunday for Europe in what became a record rout over the Americans. That’s when Hull approached Creamer with a golf ball, a marker and a favor for a friend back home in England. “Honestly, it was for my friend.” Hull said. “He’s like, ‘Can you please get Paula Creamer’s autograph?’ And I said, ‘OK, then,’ so … I just like, I got it.” Once the laughter subsided, Hull looked straight ahead, oblivious to the moment, and said, “But anyway, it’s been a really good week.” It was a spectacular week for Europe, which brought six Solheim Cup rookies to the mile-high air outside Denver and left a strong American team out of breath. “That was my con-

cern, that with such a young team, with nothing to lose, it just seemed like they were a little bit looser,” U.S. captain Meg Mallon said. “They were making more putts, and we were not. And that’s what it came down to.” The Europeans seized control by sweeping the Saturday afternoon fourballs, with five rookies among eight players in the lineup. That gave them a 10½-5½ lead, and no team from any professional cup competition has ever lost from that position. Europe never let up, and the 18-10 margin was the largest since the Solheim Cup began in 1990. On its seventh try, Europe won the Solheim Cup for the first time on American soil. It was the perfect gift to captain Liselotte Neumann, who 25 years ago became the first Swede to win a major in the U.S. Women’s Open. Her best move was using two of her four captain’s picks on Hull and Jodi Ewart-Shadoff of England, a rookie partnership that led off the Saturday afternoon sweep by winning the most dynamic match of the week, 2 up over Creamer and 18-year-old Lexi Thompson. “She has a special game and she brings a lot of energy to our team,

the 18th to beat Michelle Wie assured that Europe would retain the cup. Carlota Ciganda of Spain, who couldn’t break 80 on her own ball in her debut Friday afternoon, was unstoppable the rest of the way and won three points. Catriona Matthew, the 43-year-old Scot, made the winning putt for Europe for the second time in 10 years. Hull, however, seemed to be in the middle of everything. She only turned pro in February, and while she hasn’t won on the Ladies European Tour, Hull had five runner-up finishes to get everyone’s attention. She throws all her energy into every swing, with a corkscrew finish and then body language that leans left or right, whichever way she needs the golf ball to go. On one swing, the shaft of her driver got Europe’s Charley Hull, from England, hada big week at the Solheim tangled up in her blonde Cup. ponytail. “I didn’t really feel that and she’s just a terrific a driver some 30 yards nervous, to be honest,” player,” Neumann said of past Thompson, setting Hull said. “Because this Hull. “She plays fearless, up a 9-iron to 10 feet for is how I always look at golf. I’m not going to die and it was just awesome a conceded birdie. Caroline Hedwall, the if I miss it. Just hit it, and to have her on our team. 24-year-old Swede who find it, and hit it again.” We all love Charley.” Creamer could relate. In a battle of teens, played at Oklahoma Hull and Thompson trad- State, was the star of She was 19 when she ed birdies throughout the this European team. made her Solheim Cup day until Hull hit 9-iron She asked Neumann to debut. Creamer’s personjust over the edge of the play every match, and ality is brasher, and she bunker to 4 feet for birdie then earned her spot in said in the weeks leading on the par-3 17th for a Solheim Cup history as up to the 2005 Solheim 1-up lead. Ewart-Shadoff the only player to win Cup that Europe should finished it off by blasting all five. Her birdie on prepare to get beaten.

The American teen won her singles match, 7 and 5, against Laura Davies. Hull was so refreshing that even the ultraintense Creamer couldn’t help but smile when the teen knocked in a 45-foot birdie putt on the sixth hole that gave Hull the lead for good. As for that autograph request? That was more surreal. “Charley, she was … that was … I don’t know,” Creamer said, trying to contain laughter. “I’m going to take it as one of the highlights of my career right there. … And that’s cool. But Charley is going to be around for a long time, and it’s pretty neat to see the future of their team. She was a good player and she presented her country very well.” As for the Americans? Mallon attributed the outcome to putting, which is the case in most every cup competition, and was the case at Colorado Golf Club. Despite the record margin of victory for Europe, 21 of the 28 matches reached the 17th hole. The Americans now have lost back-to-back for the first time, and have to wait two more years to try to win it back in Germany. Hull most certainly will be waiting for them, by then beyond the stage of asking for autographs.

Martin to replace Stewart for season

NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver Mark Martin will take over for the injured Tony Stewart.

in the No. 14 this season. Max Papis drove the Toyota in Stewart’s absence at Watkins Glen. The No. 14 car is 13th in the owner standings. “Obviously, I’m disappointed to be out,” Stewart said in a statement. “But the team is in very good hands with Mark Martin and Austin Dillon. Mark is someone I’ve looked up to my entire career and I have a tremendous amount of respect for him. Austin is a great young talent, and

he showed that Sunday at Michigan.” Stewart is expected to return in time for preseason testing in January 2014. “We expect a full recovery by Daytona or close to it,” said Greg Zipadelli, competition director at Stewart-Haas Racing. “It may be able to be done earlier, it’s just not worth it. It’s a bad break to the leg, and he needs time to go through the process of healing, rehabilitation, all those things.” Martin’s arrival was the only transaction SHR was ready to announce on a busy day of musical seats. Kurt Busch had reportedly been offered a deal to drive a fourth car next season for Stewart-Haas Racing, and is mulling that offer and others. Stewart said last month the organization was not ready to expand to four cars in releasing Ryan Newman. “Obviously, there’s options out there,” Zipadelli said. “We’re looking at everything

that’s there. There is nothing done. Right now, we’re focused on (Newman), trying to win another race to make it into the Chase and getting Mark fitted up in this car and heading to Bristol to do the best job we can.” Newman, who won at Indianapolis, is 15th in the standings and out of Chase spot with three races left until the 12-driver Chase field is set. Stewart is 18th and dropping in the standings and Danica Patrick is 27th. SHR will remain at least a three-car operation next season when it adds Kevin Harvick. Waltrip said Martin achieved all the goals both he and the team set when he began a 24-race schedule in the No. 55 in 2012. Martin nearly won at Michigan before running out of fuel with four

laps left. MWR announced last week that Vickers will drive the No. 55 Toyota for a full Sprint Cup schedule beginning next season. “No one wants to see Tony out of the 14, but I am appreciative of the opportunity to get more seat time in the 55 as a result,” Vickers said. Waltrip said MWR would now turn its attention toward signing No. 55 crew chief Rodney Childers and keep him with Vickers for next season. “Brian is poised to race for a championship,” Waltrip said. “The job he’s done in the 55 on a limited basis has been really impressive. To be able to be a part timer and grab a win like he did at Loudon, that’s just amazing in this day and age.”

It took some cooperation to get this deal done. Martin needed MWR and sponsors Aaron’s and Toyota to let him out of his deal to jump to SHR and drive a Chevrolet. Martin could now help send the No. 14 into the owner’s standings portion of the Chase and knock out an MWR team. Martin, who has five runner-up series finishes and no championships in a three decade Cup career, said he has yet to consider his plans for 2014. “A week ago, I was going to race a partial schedule,” he said. “Now, I’m racing all but one with a whole new situation with what I feel like is a lot of challenges and a lot of pressure. “And I don’t want to think about 2014 at all right now.”

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Out for the season with a broken leg, Tony Stewart turned to one of NASCAR’s most respected drivers to take over the No. 14. At 54, Mark Martin is up for the challenge of taking the wheel for his good friend. “Hopefully, we can turn the 14 car back over to Tony an even stronger organization than what it was when he stepped away and got injured,” Martin said. “That’s the thing that I really want to work hard to do, is when it’s all said and done with, I hope that they can look back and say they were glad that they had me as a part of the organization.” Martin was released from his part-time schedule at Michael Waltrip Racing on Monday and will drive the No. 14 Chevrolet in 12 of the final 13 Sprint Cup races for Stewart-Haas Racing. Stewart, a three-time Cup champion, will miss the rest of the season while he recovers from the broken right leg suffered in a sprint car crash Aug. 5 at Southern Iowa Speedway. Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon will drive the No. 14 on Oct. 20 at Talladega. Dillon filled in for Stewart on Sunday at Michigan and finished 14th. Martin entered 16 of 23 races as part of a shared ride in the No. 55 with Michael Waltrip at Brian Vickers at MWR. Vickers, who won this season at New Hampshire, will now drive the No. 55 Toyota for MWR in 12 of the final 13 races. He was originally scheduled to drive just three more times. Waltrip will race the No. 55 at Talladega as previously scheduled. Martin has 40 wins and 56 poles in 870 career Sprint Cup starts. “My motivation for racing is not for points, it’s for racing,” Martin said. “I want to race, and I want to finish.” Martin gets his chance after Stewart’s injury cost him his shot at driving for a fourth championship. Stewart had one win this season and was a solid contender to make the Chase for the Sprint Championship. Martin will be the third driver


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FBI works to train police on mass killing response SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Two men stand anxiously at the classroom entrance and another lies seriously wounded beside a wall outside. “Don’t come down here, I’m telling you — I’ll kill ‘em,” a man inside the classroom shouts to officers snaking down the corridor with guns drawn. The officers call out to the gunman, who demands money, and order the potential victims to get down as they approach the classroom they take out the shooter in a rapid firefight. The drill is part of a training program the FBI is helping run for local law enforcement agents nationwide. Acting on a White House directive after last December’s Connecticut school massacre, and partnering with a Texas-based training center, the FBI this year has been teaching best practices for responding to mass shootings. “You don’t need negotiators, you don’t have time for SWAT teams, you need to get in there as fast as possible and stop the killing,” said Chris Combs, who runs the FBI’s Strategic Information and Operations Center, the headquarters command post for major emergen-

cies, and is involved in running the program. The goal is to promote a standardized strategy as local police departments — invariably the first officers to arrive — respond to such shootings. Besides the tactical drills, conferences run by FBI field offices are intended to prepare local agencies for the challenges of an active shooter emergency and to let them know that federal help, including extra manpower to interview witnesses, collect evidence and manage a sprawling crime scene, is available to them. “It’s not capability — it’s capacity,” said Katherine Schweit, another FBI official involved in organizing the program. “Every police department, sheriff ’s department has the ability to do interviews and to do evidence collection … But we can bring capacity. We can bring 100 agents to a scene in a day and do hundreds of interviews, and have done that time and time again.” Localized training programs have proliferated in recent years amid highprofile mass shootings in places such as Tucson, Ariz., where then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

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you can never get to the point where it’s real life. Always in back of the officer’s head, they know, ‘I’m not actually going to die. No one’s being killed,’” said J. Pete Blair, the ALERRT program’s research director and an associate professor at Texas State University-San Marcos. But, he added, “It’s as close as we can get to the real thing without people getting hurt.” The drills coach officers to directly engage the shooter instead of waiting for specialized SWAT teams to arrive, even if the officer’s weapon is less powerful than the gunman’s and even if research shows an officer who arrives alone and confronts the shooter will himself be shot one-third of the time, Combs said. The average shooting is over within minutes, sometimes ending before police arrive or once the gunman hears an officer approaching. That’s a reversal from past training that focused on containing the scene, controlling the perimeter and calling for SWAT help. That strategy, though widely accepted at the time, was criticized as too slow and painstaking after the Columbine shootings. “Now because of those

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