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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama faces a highstakes week of trying to convince a skeptical Congress and a war-weary American public that they should back him on a military strike against Syria. His administration came under pressure AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File Saturday from European In this Sept. 6, 2013, photo President Barack Obama speaks at a G-20 Summit press conference in officials to delay possible St. Petersburg, Russia. The coming weeks will test Obama’s powers of persuasion and his mobilizing action until U.N. inspecskills more than at any other time in his presidency. His challenges include convincing convince wary tors report their findings lawmakers to give him authority to take military action against Syria.

Noted radio personaity, comedian coming to Covington Will E Sanders

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COVINGTON — A national radio personality and comedian is coming back to the area where he first got his start in radio and entertainment at a special and no doubt hilarious event scheduled for next weekend. Chick McGee, of the syndicated radio program “The Bob and Tom Show,” will be hosting two separate events in the area on Sept. 13 at the Covington Eagles, 715 E. Broadway St., Covington, and Sept. 14 at the VFW Post 9582, 4170 Old Springfield Road, Vandalia. The doors for both shows open at 8 p.m. and the shows start at 9 p.m. Tickets are $18 presale or $20 at the door. Tickets are available at each venue or online at www.factorystreetpro The tour is called “A Night with Chick McGee and Friends,” and fellow comedians Matt Holt, Todd McComas and Jeff

Chick McGee, known for his comedy bits on the syndicated “Bob and Tom Show,” will make two appearances in the area, first on Friday at the Covington Eagles, 715 E. Broadway St., Covington, then on Saturday at the VFW Post 9582, 4170 Old Springfield Road, Vandalia.

Bodart will also be in attendance. Jack Preston, owner of the comedy production company, Factory Street Productions, Gettysburg, helped organize both events and he said McGee is no stranger to Piqua — in fact that’s where McGee got his start. “Chick got his start in radio at WPTW in Piqua, and used to live in Vandalia while he worked at WPTW,” Preston said. “Now he is on a nationally-syndicated radio show.” While at the Piqua radio station, he went

by the name Chuck Michaelz McGee, whose real name is Charles Fout, is originally from London, Ohio, and got his start in radio in West Virginia and Piqua before his time on the nationally syndicated radio show, which is based in Indianapolis, Ind. “After a summer comedy show featuring Donnie Baker, Factory Street Productions received a call from a comedian and friend of McGee stating that Chick would like to do a show in this area,” Preston said. “We immediately thought of the Eagles in Covington due to its close proximity to his old work place.” Preston said he would love for as many people as possible to attend either event to give McGee “a great homecoming.” Factory Street Productions is a small company started by Preston and his wife, Heather, who help produce comedy shows in the Miami Valley area. “Our goal is to bring big city acts to small towns throughout Ohio,” he said. “We didn’t want people to have to drive to Dayton, Columbus or Cincinnati to see their favorite comedians.”

about an Aug. 21 chemical attack that Obama blames on the Assad government. Foreign ministers meeting in Lithuania with Secretary of State John Kerry did endorse a “clear and strong response” to an attack they said strongly points to President Bashar Assad’s government. Kerry welcomed the “strong statement about the need for accountability.” But the EU did not specify what an appropriate response would be.

Obama received an update Saturday afternoon from his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, on the administration’s latest outreach to members of Congress, the White House said. Obama called a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Friday and was expected to make more calls this weekend. The days ahead represent one of the most intense periods of congressional outreach for Obama, who’s not known See OBAMA | 12

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A young princess enjoys getting the royal treatment during Miami East High School’s FFA and Pride in M.E.’s “Princess for a Day” open house on Saturday, Sept. 7. Participants learned everything it takes to be a princess including hair, makeup, nails, healthy snacks, walking the runway and wearing a tiara. Designed to help improve young girls’ self-esteem, the event donated proceeds to the March of Dimes.

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PIQUA — Residents in need of medical care added a new option to their list of health care choices in Piqua last week. The Little Clinic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kroger, has opened for business inside the Piqua Kroger store at 1510 Covington Avenue. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, The Little Clinic CEO Mike Stoll told those gathered, The Little Clinic, “is meeting a big need”

within the community, in “providing more access to our citizens, our customers.” The clinic is staffed by masters degree Nurse Practitioners who have prescriptive authority and is described as one of only two retail health care facilities accredited by the Joint Health Commission. Stoll told guests that the clinic combines quality, convenience and affordability. “Our prices are transparent,” said Stoll. The clinic “takes most insurance plans and Medicare. And it costs a fraction of a trip to the

ER.” Piqua Mayor Lucy Fess said that at a recent State of Health care luncheon, officials from Upper Valley Medical Center discussed how clinics of this type are “such a benefit to them,” citing that many visitors to the hospital emergency room are not actually emergency cases. Stoll closed his remarks with, “It is an honor for Mike Ullery/Staff Photo us to be a part of the store. An honor to be a Patient Care Technician Janelle Elmore signs in a customer to The Little Clinic, inside Kroger on Covington Avenue in Piqua Friday. part of Piqua.” The clinic accepts Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 8 walk-in patients on a first- p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. For more information on services come, first-served basis. to 5 p.m. and Sunday available at The Little Clinic, visit www. Clinic hours are, Monday- 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Obituaries Cal Driver Bitner COVINGTON —Cal Driver Bitner, 96, of Covington, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. He was born in Miami County, the only child of Jacob Emory and Bertie (Driver) Bitner. He attended the Blind Corners one room school house near his parents’ farm on what is now Highway 185. He graduated from Bradford High School. Cal first worked for Petersimes in Gettysburg, delivering and installing incubators across the country from Wisconsin to Cornell University in New York. Cal later worked for Hobart Brothers in Troy, where he remained employed for 43 ½ years and was a member of the Hobart Milestone Club. He served with the United States Navy Seabees at the end of WWII, stationed in Bermuda. Cal married Cathryn Gibson Bitner from Greenville, and together they raised their five children along the Stillwater River, Route 48, Bitner Covington. He and Cathryn celebrated 50 years of marriage in 1989. Cal and Cathryn were dedicated and active members of the Covington United Church of Christ, where Cal served on the board of trustees, was head usher, and was an all around fix-it guy for many years. Cal was an avid gardener and was well known for his homegrown popcorn. In retirement, he worked for Pearson-Jackson Funeral Home. Although his typical humility would prevent him from such an acknowledgment, Cal was an inspiration to his family and friends. He never met a stranger. Cal was preceded in death by his wife, Cathryn, and his grandson, Lon Bitner. He is survived by his children, George and Lou Bitner of Hamilton, Bill and Jeanie Bitner of Covington, Linda and Bruno Schroeder of Ocean Springs, Miss., Donna and Bill Weikert of Covington, Tom Bitner of Bozeman, Mont; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Covington United Church of Christ, 115 N. Pearl St., Covington. Pastor Lynn Labs will officiate, with interment following at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 10 S. High St., Covington. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Covington United Church of Christ or Hospice of Miami County. Online memories may be left for the family at William C. ‘Billy’ Knull ST. PARIS — William C. “Billy” Knull, 77, of St. Paris, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. Billy passed away in his home, after having a “great last ride” with his wife, Bonnie, on Thursday night in his Walborn and Riker pony wagon in the St. Paris Pony Wagon Days parade. Billy had vowed to drive his cart in the parade after several months of failing health. That evening, he visited with his friends and got to wave to his community one last time. Billy will be sadly missed by his wife of 53 years, the former Bonnie L. Ansberry, whom he married on Jan. 1, 1962. Born in Urbana on Oct. 31, 1935, Billy was the only child of the late William F. and Ella (Armstrong) Knull. He is survived by an aunt, Betty Thornton of Ft. Meyers Beach, Fla., and an uncle; Thomas and (Louise) Armstrong of Terre Haute, Ohio; several cousins, a brother-in-law, Thomas (Carole) Ansberry of GreenValley, Ariz., one nephew and four nieces. He will be fondly remembered by many friends, neighbors and his classmates from Johnson-St. Paris High School class of 1953. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one niece. Billy was of the Baptist faith. He owned the Top Hat Restaurant, St. Paris, and he and Bonnie managed the business from 1969 to 1993. He retired in 1987 as a school bus driver for Graham Local Schools. In the community, he was involved in Harmony Masonic Lodge #8, Urbana, Knights of the Pythians Lodge #344, St. Paris, and the Champaign County Chapter of the Ohio Horseman’s Council. Billy was a farmer and he enjoyed raising sheep, goats and horses. His favorite pastimes were his pets and his wagons. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris, with the Rev. Dr. James VanZile presiding. Burial will follow in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery, S. Elm Tree Road, St. Paris. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions in Billy’s memory may be made to the Johnson-St. Paris EMS, P.O. Box 648, St. Paris, OH 43072 or the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078. Envelopes will be available in the funeral

home. Condolences to the family may be sent to www. Doris P. Tamplin BLUFFTON — Doris P. Tamplin, 92, formerly of Troy, more recently of the Mennonite Home Communities of Bluffton, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Bluffton. She was born on May 22, 1921, in Tipp City, to the late Glenn Pearson and Bertha (Oakes) Pearson. Doris was married to Parke H. Tamplin and he preceded her in death on June 10, 1992. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles W. and Allison Tamplin of Keller, Texas; daughter, Nancy Neuenschwander of Ada; sister, Susan Kinsey of Mims, Fla.; b r o t h e r - i n - l a w, Dr. Robert Price of Tipp City; three grandchildren, Daryl Neuenschwander, Kristina Tamplin, and Tyl e r Tamplin; four great-grandchildren, Courtney, Tamplin Bailey, Jules, and Cooper. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert and Bernard Pearson, and sister, Marilyn Price. Doris was a graduate of Tippecanoe High School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Troy. She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge and collecting shoes. The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with interment to follow in the Riverside Cemetery, Troy. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation, 325 N. Third St., Fairborn, OH 45324. Friends may express condolences to the family through Dora Eileen Powell Whitmer Dora Eileen Powell Whitmer, 88, of Covington, passed away at 4 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Heartland of Piqua. She was born July 27, 1925, in Covington, the daughter of Daniel E. and Jessie Williams Powell. She and her husband of 68 years, Carrol E. Whitmer, were married Jan. 30, 1945. He died Dec. 29, 2011. She also was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Jennie Lynn Wolfe; brothers, Robert E. Powell and his wife Virginia, and Ted R. Powell; and sisters and their husbands, Glenna M. and Marvin Kraus and Janet E. and Teba Cain. Surviving are her daughter, Diana (Bill) Heath, Covington; son-in-law Ed (Carolyn) Wolfe, Covington; grandchildren: Marshall (Jennie) Heath, Troy; Marcy (Randy) Hartman, Cincinnati; Penny (Hank) Coffey, Batavia; Jessie (Artie) Parker, Piqua; Heather Wolfe (Jeremy Ward), Covington; and Rusty Carder and Alicia (Rike) Miller, Covington. Also, great-grandchildren, Jordan and Meredith Wolfe, Covington; Brooke and Zack Hartman, Cincinnati; Jenna and Corryn Parker, Piqua; Rachel and Matthew Spar and Jacob, Caitlin and Colbie Coffey, all of Batavia; Eliana, Samuel and Nicholas Heath, Troy; great-great-granddaughter, Kensleigh Thompson, Batavia; sister, Peggy (Melvin) Longendelpher, Covington; and sister-inlaw, Pauline (Jim) Whitmer, Bradford, plus numerous nephews, nieces and friends. A 1943 graduate of Covington High School, Dora first was employed at Lear Avia in Piqua. Later, she was a recorder for 25 years in the Miami County Recorder’s office, retiring in 1985. She was a lifelong member of the Covington Church of the Brethren, beginning a lifetime of service as a helper for her mother when the Cradle Roll was established. She and her husband served many years as youth advisors for the Tri County C.O.B. Youth Fellowship. They also served on the church’s disaster relief teams, volunteering at numerous disaster-torn sites in other states. Dora was active in Ladies Aid and Women’s Fellowship, was an auxiliary representative at the Brethren Retirement Community and helped promote the Heifer Fund. She and her husband also hosted three exchange students through the Lions Club organization and an “earn and serve” student through the church. Dora loved all her family and especially enjoyed taking the grandchildren fishing and traveling. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Covington Church of the Brethren, corner of Wright and Wall streets, Covington, with Pastor Michael Yingst officiating. Burial will follow at Greenville Creek Cemetery on Buckneck Road, west of Covington. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Covington Church of the Brethren or the Heartland Hospice program. The Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at

Volunteers sought for festival HOUSTON —Houston Community Association’s trustees discussed the upcoming Lake Loramie Fall Festival on Sept. 13, 14 and 15 during is meeting Wednesday. Trustees will be taking over New Hope Church’s food booth for that weekend. Members will be

selling the same food items that the church had. This includes chili soup, beef and noodles, hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and shredded chicken sandwiches, potato chips, a variety of pies, and beverages. There is a sign in sheet so if anyone is interested

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Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free; I took His hand when I heard him call; I turned my back and left it all. If my parting has left a void; then fill it with remembered joy. My life’s been full, I savored much; good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss; ah yes, these things, I too, will miss. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief; don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me; God wanted me now, He set me free.

helping make pizza call Greve. The turkey/ham dinner will be on Nov. 10. Trustees will need volunteers to help with this event also. Anyone who has a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior currently attending Houston High School who intends to go on to

Death notices Esther Linthicum-Steinlage SIDNEY — Esther Frances Linthicum-Steinlage, 95, of Sidney, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community in Sidney. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is handling the funeral arrangements. William N. ‘Bill’ Benson GALLIPOLIS — William N. “Bill” Benson, 78, of Gallipolis, formerly of Piqua, died Friday Sept. 6, 2013, at 11 p.m. at the Arbors at Gallipolis in Gallipolis. Arrangements are pending at MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Ralph ‘Ed’ Langston PIQUA — Ralph “Ed” Langston, 60, of Piqua, died at 8:26 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at the Piqua Manor Nursing Home. His funeral arrangements are pending though the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Helen P. (Speaks) Marshall Nicodemus TROY — Helen P. (Speaks) Marshall Nicodemus, 91, formerly of St. Paris, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at 4:25 a.m. in Koester Pavilion, Troy. Graveside funeral services will be held on Thursday in the Upper Honey Creek Cemetery, St. Paris. AtkinsShively Funeral Home, St. Paris, is in charge of the arrangements. Mazetta ‘Etta’ Dale Clossman TROY — Mazetta “Etta” Dale Clossman, 93, of Troy, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at the Koester Pavilion, Troy. Services are pending at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. college can volunteer some of their time to the Association in exchange for a chance to receive a college scholarship the year they graduate from high school. The trustees and the student will keep track of the hours they volunteer so these hours can be documented on the application. There is an application process before being chosen as a scholarship recipient.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Association should contact Tana at 7736686 for more details. Members are able to rent the building at a reduced rate. Anyone who would like to rent the building should contact Marcella Colby at (937) 778-0427. She can let you know the rates and available dates. The next monthly meeting will be Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

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in volunteering to work a shift or two call Gene Greve at (937) 778-9470. Pizza Friday nights will be starting Oct. 4 from 5 to 10 p.m. Dine in or carry out pizza will be available. Guests can call ahead and have a pizza ready when they arrive. If anyone is interested in

Paul E. Deal PIQUA — Paul E. Deal, 87, of Piqua, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 6, 1925, in Miami County to the late Merle and Margaret Irene (Tamplin) Deal. He married Viola Mader Nov. 29, 1947, in Lena, a marriage that would grow for over 66 years; and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Jerilyn L. (Jim) Hershey of Troy, Merilee F. Deal of Piqua; three sons, Randy P. (Karen) Deal of Piqua, Mark A. (Carolyn) Deal of Casstown, and Deron G. (Gail) Deal of Piqua; 17 grandchildren; 29 greatg ra n d c h i l d re n ; seven great-greatg ra n d c h i l d re n ; three sisters, Joy (Albert) Mader of Troy, Viola Neves of Piqua, Marilyn Everett of Versailles; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Lillicrap, two brothers, Lynn Deal, Gene Deal Deal and a granddaughter, Ginger Reed. Mr. Deal attended Piqua Central High School was employed at the former Val Decker Meat Processing Plant for 30 years and retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation District 7. Mr. Deal was blessed with an abundance of musical talent, which he loved to share. Prior to his employment, he played country music as a professional musician with best friends Herb Adams, Jack Rodgers, Ray and Belle Birt and was a member of the initial band featured on WPTW Radio. His music became a ministry that enabled him to serve as the choir director for the Union Baptist Church for 60 years, founded the Choir Festival of area churches for 27 years and encouraged others to share their talents for the Lord. As an active member of the Union Baptist Church, he also served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. In recent years, he played bluegrass with Bill Purk and the Muleskinners and the Rum River Band at several venues including the Heritage Festival, Covington Ft. Rowdy Days and the Tipp Roller Mill. He enjoyed traveling across Ohio to numerous churches sharing gospel music with his family and friend Gene Boehringer. He also enjoyed vacations in Tennessee with his family and singing with his sister, Joy Mader. Additionally, he was known as the “Train Man” at the Miami Valley Centre Mall, where he ran its railroad for 18 years during his retirement. He was known to have the voice of an angel and he will be deeply missed by his loving wife, children, family and friends. His memory will continue in the lives of those he touched in a positive and spiritual way. A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Union Baptist Church, Troy, with Pastor Dale Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Union Baptist Church, 1833 E. Peterson Road., Troy, OH 45373 or Wilson Hospice. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

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Generations of Life to host memory walk TROY – Generations of Life, a service of Hospice of Miami County, will be holding a Memorial River Walk on as a way to remember and honor special people who have touched our lives and who live on in our memories. The River Walk will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at at the Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 W State Route 185, Covington. At the service, participants will gently place a flower in the Stillwater River during the reading of names in memory of loved ones. The service is free and open to the public, and guests need not have had a previous connection to Hospice of Miami County. The River Walk stretches approximately one mile along a limestone gravel path. Participants should be prepared for the walk and bring an umbrella if there is any chance of rain. There is no charge for the River Walk, but in order to ensure enough flowers, those interested must register by Sept. 10. To register, call Generations of Life at (937) 573-2100.

RSVP looking for volunteers PIQUA — The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) at the Council on Rural Services is in need of volunteers. The RSVP is a national referral service program designed to place volunteers aged 55-plus in nonprofit organizations where their knowledge, experience and skills positively impact the community and the individuals they serve. The RSVP program in Miami County at the Council on Rural Services has been working with mature citizens since 1974, and have lots of partners in need volunteers. Right now new volunteer opportunities are available in the council’s Reading Buddies program that works with preschoolers in the local Head Start program at Kids Learning Place. Volunteers also can tutor, be a receptionist, stock a food pantry, volunteer on a non-profit board, advocate for a child, help with a recycling program, work at a park or museum, write grants and lead or assist other volunteers.

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Mainstreet Piqua Board Chair Bill Lutz with Downtown Community Award winner Doug Haines with Buckeye Insurance Group, Gary Anderson, winner of the Heart of the Community Award and Mary Beth Barhorst of Readmore’s Hallmark, the winner of the Cornerstone Business Award.

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PIQUA — During the recently held Mainstreet Piqua annual meeting, the downtown organization took time to recognize individuals and businesses who they believe have significantly helped the downtown and the Piqua community. This is the second year that Mainstreet Piqua has had awards as a part of its annual meeting. The “Cornerstone Business Award” went to Readmore’s Hallmark located at 430 N. Main St. The Cornerstone Business Award is intended for a business that serves as an anchor for the downtown community; not only economically, but socially, culturally and civically. Readmore’s Hallmark was recognized for their long-standing commitment to downtown and for sponsoring downtown events, supporting the Mainstreet Piqua program, and for being an exemplary business leader. Mary Beth Barhorst received the award on behalf of Readmore’s Hallmark. Last year the Cornerstone Business Award was given to Barcaly ’s Men’sWomen’s Clothier. The “Downtown

Community Award” was given to Buckeye Insurance Group. This award acknowledges a business or organization that may or may not be located downtown that provides exemplary support of all that is downtown Piqua. This entity recognizes that the community benefits from a thriving downtown, and therefore, they have assisted Mainstreet Piqua in its efforts to promote and enhance the community’s historic core. Buckeye Insurance Group President Doug Haines was on hand to receive the award. The 2012 recipient of the Downtown Community Award was Unity National Bank. “The Heart of the Community ” award was presented to Gary Anderson. This award honors a person(s) who has given a veritable lifetime of service to downtown Piqua. The recipient has exceeded the expectations of the community in their generous support of downtown and recognizes volunteerism and leadership in the Mainstreet Piqua program. Gary Anderson was on hand

to accepted the award. The 2012 recipients of the Heart of the Community award were Dan and Margaret French. The featured speaker for the Mainstreet Piqua annual meeting was Lisa Patt-McDaniel. PattMcDaniel is currently a board member for Heritage Ohio, Inc. and was former director of the Ohio Department of Development. She currently serves as the Director of Community Development with the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing. Patt-McDaniel spoke about the importance of having a strong downtown. Mainstreet Piqua is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Piqua. The organization is responsible for a number of projects in the Piqua community including downtown beautification and hosts several events throughout the year including Taste of the Arts, Christmas on the Green and the Piqua Community Farmers Market. More. information about the organization can be found at

DAYTON (AP) — More than a dozen local governments in western and southwest Ohio are backing a study for a 99-mile river corridor intended to spur tourism in the region. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to begin developing a master plan for the stretch of the Great Miami River from Sidney in western Ohio to Dayton and Hamilton north of Cincinnati. The Dayton Daily News reported Sunday that the plan’s estimated cost is $250,000. The proposal has been dubbed Ohio’s Great Corridor. The Miami Conservancy District and Montgomery County obtained commitments from 15 local governments for the 50 percent local funding share. The Army expects to start work when the money is in hand. “Once we have money in house, we can start work,” Amy Babey, plan formulation chief for the Louisville District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, told the newspaper. The Corps can spend up to $136,000 in federal funds on the project. The first step in

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the yearlong study process is determining the cost and local share, Babey said. Miami Valley communities are working on more than $35 million in riverfront projects, including the $4 million Dayton River Run whitewater park project in downtown Dayton. “We’ve been kind of waiting on this for some time,” said Chris Jackson, owner of Adventures on the Great Miami, a canoe livery outside Tipp City. The study was welcomed by Chris Hughes, owner of a waterfront restaurant at the Troy marina. “To me it’s something they should be working harder for,” he said. “That’s not entirely altruistic. We’re sitting right over top the water.” Support wasn’t universal. In July, the city council in Tipp City declined to join those offering to help come up with the local matching funds. Tipp City Manager Jon Crusey said the city still plans to participate in discussions of the proposed corridor. “Council did not want to participate in assisting in the funding,” he said.

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Bradford Railroad museum offers train trip BR ADFORD — Bradford Ohio RR Museum has planned a trip to the Hocking Valley Train Ride on Saturday, Oct. 19. Motorcoach Transportation from Bradford RR Parking Lot will be leaving at 10 a.m. and returning at approx 9 p.m. Experience a two-hour train ride, small shopping spree and enjoy dinner at the Golden Corral in Lancaster before returning home. Price encludes, train ride, coach fee, dinner and meal gratuity. Call Sue Vickroy 4482844 or Gloria Shafer 448-2185 for ticket prices and further information.

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Piqua city workers put the finishing touches on the new Pickleball courts at Mote Park on Friday. The courts will be open daily 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. According to City Manager Gary Huff’s blog, the courts were built on the site of former tennis courts that fell into disrepair.

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Conservatives ready another try to unseat Lindsey Graham On a Monday night best known for being in late August, Sen. the first woman to gradLindsey Graham was uate from the Citadel. traveling with a conThere’s no doubt gressional delegation Graham is vulnerable in Africa when the in 2014. Immigration three Republicans who reform, two Supreme are challenging him Court votes, a perceived in the 2014 GOP pri- closeness to Barack mary joined a large Obama and a flirtation and strongly conserva- with liberal initiatives tive crowd at Rep. Jeff like cap and trade: None Duncan’s annual Faith of that sits well with the and Freedom state party’s Barbecue. most loyal To listen to conservative Graham’s oppovoters. nents tell it, The probthat situation lem for — a lawmakG ra h a m ’s er who is far opponents away and outis that he’s of-touch — is been vulemblematic of n e r a b l e BYRON YORK the senator’s before, and relationship won handColumnist with his conily. In 2008, stituents. Graham had “The people in South recently backed anothCarolina are very con- er immigration reform servative, and he’s been measure that critics working with Obama called amnesty. And yet and acting as if he’s he had minimal opposithe Secretary of State, tion and won re-election when he should be rep- with 58 percent of the resenting the people of vote. South Carolina,” said Now Graham has a lot one of the challengers, of money in the bank, a Lee Bright, a state sena- track record of winning, tor from the Greenville/ and a well-deserved repSpartanburg area. utation as a smart cam“He just doesn’t rep- paigner. Add to those resent South Carolina strengths the fact that it very well,” said chal- appears neither Bright, lenger Richard Cash, Mace, nor Cash has the a businessman who stature, depth, or money nearly won a House to mount a real stateseat in 2010. “He voted wide challenge. Of the for Justice Sotomayor three, some experts see … and then he did the Bright, who in his 2010 same thing with Justice near-victory rated highly Kagan. We don’t like his with evangelicals, homeleadership on immigra- schoolers, and some Tea tion — we believe it’s Partiers, as the most another Grahamnesty. serious threat. But not a He’s not just on the really serious threat. wrong side of the issue, Despite all those probhe’s a leader on the lems, there’s still real wrong side.” hope for Graham’s oppo“I see conservatives in nents. One new factor Washington who stood is conservative hero up for the Constitution, Jim DeMint’s decision who stood for border to leave his Senate seat security, who stood to head the Heritage against amnesty, who Foundation. “I think have stood up against the standard of Jim reckless spending and DeMint has whetted the bailouts, who have (Republican voters’) stood against liberal appetite to have a senaSupreme Court jus- tor who is more what tices — and almost they want,” says David always you can find Woodard, a Clemson Sen. Graham on the University political other side,” said chal- scientist who runs the lenger Nancy Mace, a respected Palmetto Poll. Charleston PR executive “Tim Scott (DeMint’s

replacement) is fine, but he hasn’t been there long enough. Lindsey has been there 20 years, and people are starting to think he’s never going to change.” At the barbecue, a crowd of about 900 paid $35 each for dinner and a chance to hear Duncan and the evening’s big guest, 2016 GOP hopeful Sen. Rand Paul. Speaking to reporters before the event, Paul declined to endorse his colleague Graham, choosing to leave that to the voters of South Carolina. “At this time, I think it’s unlikely that I’ll be involved,” Paul said, “but I haven’t completely closed the door.” As in the past, Graham’s critics hope someone of significant stature will jump in. “Trey Gowdy could beat him. Mick Mulvaney could beat him,” says a strategist who’s been involved in several Senate races nationwide. He was referring to two popular conservative House members from South Carolina, neither of whom has expressed interest in running. Still, any big-foot challenger has time to consider the race; the candidate filing deadline is next spring. And the system provides for a runoff if Graham can’t crack 50 percent of the primary vote. “If he gets into a runoff, Graham will be in deep, deep trouble,” says the strategist. Given that, it would not be surprising if some conservative group runs ads against Graham in coming months. The idea would not be to promote any other candidate, but to push down Graham’s approval numbers and hopefully entice a big-name candidate into the race. The bottom line is that the odds favor Graham. But if a few factors line up for his opponents, this might be his toughest race yet. Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.


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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two years after resigning from Congress amid an ethics probe involving his affair with a former campaign staffer, former U.S. Sen. John Ensign of Nevada is opening a luxury animal hospital in Las Vegas. Ensign, who was a veterinarian before he became a politician, is launching the Boca Park Animal Hospital on Friday. His website touts his history of fighting animal cruelty and supporting the Humane Society in Congress. The 10-year congressman opened two Las Vegas animal hospitals before entering the Senate in 2001. He says he spent the six months after his resignation getting up to speed on current veterinary practices and volunteering with Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, a Las Vegas nonprofit that offers a low-cost spay and neuter clinic. “I studied literally every single day for hours and hours, kind of like when I was back in vet school,” he said. For the past year and a half, he has been working full-time at another veterinary practice. Patients often ask the former politician to pose for pictures with their animals. The two-term Republican senator resigned from office in May 2011 as the Senate Ethics Committee was finalizing a report that said there was evidence he had broken laws. The investigation stemmed from Ensign’s eight-month extramarital affair with his campaign treasurer Cynthia Hampton, and from his effort to set up her husband Doug, who also was Ensign’s top aide and a close friend, as a lobbyist. In 2010, after a yearlong investigation, the Justice Department notified Ensign’s attorneys it would not pursue criminal charges against him. Questions about why the senator was not prosecuted escalated when federal prosecutors brought charges against Doug Hampton on alleged violations of lobbying law. Last month, a U.S. district judge gave the Department of Justice 60 days to describe documents it is withholding in the Ensign case and explain why they shouldn’t be made public. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Ensign declined to discuss the scandal in his interview with The Associated Press.


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5 Entertainment Arsenio fulfills his dream Ailing nanny should be with late-night return Monday, September 9, 2013• Piqua Daily Call

given chance to heal DEAR ABBY: Our is too weak to do so. nanny, who is 58, was Or contact a household diagnosed with breast staffing agency about cancer just before I deliv- getting a temporary fillered baby No. 2. The in. It would be far more boys are now 15 months humane than firing her. and 4 weeks old. “Nora” For Nora’s sake, please has started chemothera- try it. If my suggestions py after having surgery. don’t work, revisit letI completely understand ting her go at a later that she has to attend time. to her needs right ** ** ** now and focus on DEAR ABBY: her health, but she My 61-year-old wanted to continue father was arrestworking without ed recently for 30 it being an issue. counts of possesNora has had to sion of child portake off several nography. He has days already in had a rough past addition to being — he cheated on — as I expected — Dear Abby my mother and tired and unable to Abigail Van has had multiple Buren keep up with my stints in rehab active toddler. for alcohol abuse. I start back to work During my teenage years soon and my job is a he verbally abused me. demanding one. My My mother is in denial husband and I have dis- about the entire situacussed options and feel tion and the fact that he it would be best to man- is facing time in prison date that Nora take this for his actions. time off. We will have Nine months ago, to make other arrange- my husband and I were ments for child care, and blessed with the birth of I can’t guarantee Nora’s our beautiful baby girl. job when she feels better. I feel I must protect her She has taken such from my parents and good care of our first son my father in particular. it kills me to have to let Some of my family agree her go, especially while with my decision, others she’s dealing with can- disagree because I am my cer. But I must return to parents’ only child. Am I work and do what’s best wrong for not wanting for my kids. Any advice? my father and possibly — MOMMY OF TWO my mother any longer IN SOUTH CAROLINA in my life? — TOUGH DEAR MOMMY: Have LOVE IN FLORIDA a meeting with Nora and DEAR TOUGH LOVE: explain your concerns. No. And as for the reacAsk if she knows some- tion of your relatives, one reliable who could remember that you can’t watch the children on please everyone, and the those days when she well-being of your child

must come first. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: How do I keep a co-worker from borrowing money from me? I have my paycheck direct-deposited, which means the money is available a day earlier than “Anita’s.” She asked me yesterday if I would lend her money for cigarettes, and I told her I didn’t have any cash on me. When I went on break to buy lunch with my ATM card, Anita came waltzing over and immediately told the cashier to ring up the cigarettes on my ATM card! She said she’d pay me back more than the amount charged to my card. In the future, how can I handle this if it happens again? I needed the money for my own use, and now I must wait until next week for her to pay me back. — BUCK STOPS HERE IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR BUCK: One way to handle it would be to be proactive and tell Anita that what she did was rude and you didn’t like it. Another would be to inform the cashier that what Anita wanted was NOT OK with you, and to never do it again. Whichever you decide, don’t be afraid of hurting Anita’s feelings because she has a hide of steel. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Madame Tussauds to unveil William and Kate in wax WASHINGTON (AP) — Madame Tussauds says its Washington location will start displaying wax figures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge later this month. The British Deputy Ambassador to the United States, Patrick Davies, will unveil the

figures of Prince William and his wife, formerly known as Catherine Middleton, on Sept. 12. Madame Tussauds says it took four months to create each figure. Catherine will be dressed in a copy of the pale lilac Alexander McQueen gown that she wore to a Los Angeles event in

2011 and a recreation of her sapphire and diamond engagement ring. William will wear a navy suit. This isn’t the first time Madame Tussauds has recreated royals. Queen Elizabeth II has been modeled by the attraction over 20 times.

Review: The 1975 mix it up on debut album Sian Watson Associated Press

The 1975, “The 1975” (Dirty Hit/Polydor) The 1975’s self-titled debut is a mixed bag. Jumping from guitarheavy indie hits to disco funk dance-floor tracks, the boys from Northern England say the varied sound of the album is down to their “lack of identity.” That lack of identity allows a rawness to emerge, both in lyrics and music. However, despite the variation on

the album, the indie pop tracks are the ones that work the best. “Chocolate” is the perfect concoction, opening with an infectious riff, and it almost doesn’t matter that the only word in the song you can decipher is “chocolate.” ”The City” plays off the strength of singer Matty Healy’s voice coupled with a pounding drum beat and a repetitive chorus. The album is co-produced by Mike Crossey, who has worked with The Kooks and Arctic

Monkeys, and though The 1975’s lyrics don’t match the lyrical prowess of Alex Turner, at times they are as playful and sarcastic. In the synthfilled “Girls” they jibe: “I like your face despite your nose, seventeen and a half years old.” In general, however, lyrics are littered with teenage angst. “Sex” covers the obvious themes of teenage lust but paints some literal scenes: “My shirt looks so good, when it’s just hanging off your back.”

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Did fate decree that Arsenio Hall would return to late night after two decades’ absence? If so, he’s answering that comeback call on Sept. 9 with the premiere of “The Arsenio Hall Show” (syndicated; check local listings for time and channel). And he’s itching to get going. “You know how certain things make you nervous?” he said recently. “I don’t like to fly, but once I’m on the plane and we’re over the Rockies and I’m watching a movie, I’m fine. “Right now I feel like I do when I’m in the airport.” It was in 1987 that a then-unknown Hall, briefly stepping in for Joan Rivers’ short-lived Fox talk show, took flight as the cool, hip alternative to NBC’s “Tonight Show” titan Johnny Carson. Then, in January 1989, he debuted with his own syndicated late-night show against Carson. He proved a formidable rival with his party atmosphere (the “Dog Pound” audience greeted him with “woofs” and other animal sounds as well as applause) and a wide range of guests, including presidential candidate Bill Clinton (sporting shades and wailing “Heartbreak Hotel” on his sax) and basketball great Magic Johnson shortly after announcing he was HIV positive. But by 1994, Hall was facing new competition from “Tonight” host Jay Leno and David Letterman on CBS. With ratings slipping, he announced he was leaving the late-night arena, and, gracefully, he did. In the years that followed, he kept a low profile. A sitcom came and went. He hosted “Star Search” for a season. He co-starred on a CBS drama “Martial Law” for a couple of years. Did standup. He also devoted himself

to his son, Arsenio Jr., now 13, whose mother is Hall’s ex, former manager and down-the-street neighbor Cheryl Bonacci. “I love being a dad,” he said. “When kids got together at Chuck E. Cheese, there were a lot of mothers — and me.” But Hall yearned to return to late night. In June 2012 he announced it was happening. “People say, ‘How did you know when to do it?’ Several times before I had tried!” False starts included a meeting with studio bigwigs he skipped because his son was sick. Or the nail in a piece of sushi that broke his tooth the night before an all-important guest-hosting gig. “Signs like that,” Hall said, “seemed to mean I wasn’t ready yet.” Now he’s sure he’s ready, whatever skeptics may say. “I hear all the long-shot talk: ‘This is an impossible thing to do after all this time. The field is so crowded.’ But I still have to pursue my dream!” Meeting with a reporter at a rehearsal space in a rawboned section of North Hollywood while his new house band was tuning up, Hall radiated the charm and high energy that made him a hit with viewers so long ago. At 58, he comes across much the same as ever — lanky, boyish, wideopen grin. The biggest difference: his mustache is long gone. “It had too much gray in it,” he confided. As part of his strategy to reintroduce himself, Hall became a contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice” early in 2012 — and ended up not only gaining the exposure he sought, but also winning the competition. Even so, do enough viewers know who he is — or remember him — to get his new show off the ground? “When people ask that, I’m like, ‘Well, NO ONE knew me the FIRST time!’ I used to joke that people

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In this July 29 file photo, Arsenio Hall participates in “The Arsenio Hall Show” panel at the CBS Summer TCA in Beverly Hills, Calif. After two decades, Hall is returning to late night television with “The Arsenio Hall Show,” premiering on Sept. 9.

thought Arsenio Hall was a dorm at UCLA. So don’t I have a better shot THIS time?” A quarter-century ago, he broke the late-night color barrier, but in many ways his show was refreshingly color-blind. Inclusiveness is his goal again. “I became ‘the black show’ before because the other shows were really, really not,” he said. “But now (ABC late-night host Jimmy) Kimmel’s MUCH blacker than me: He is juiced in to everybody from Kobe (Bryant) to (rapper) Rick Ross.” Besides, talk shows traffic in many of the same guests, Hall observed. What distinguishes one show from the next is its host and how he interacts with those guests. With opening night just around the corner, Hall will be receiving his first guests soon and staking his new claim in late night. “I don’t even know if I can live through that first minute,” he said excitedly. “You come out there, back after a billion years, there’s gonna be all kind of animal noises and people screaming. What do you say? ‘It was a long doggone hiatus’?” But he used a stronger word than “doggone,” then burst into laughter.

Review: Latest in Fargo series is good read Jeff Ayers

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“The Mayan Secrets: a Fargo Adventure” (Putnam), by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry The Clive Cussler empire expands with another title in the Sam and Remi Fargo series. Co-written with Thomas Perry, “The Mayan Secrets” is also the best of the series so far. The Fargo husband-andwife treasure-hunting duo have had success in finding lost treasures. They have plenty of money and don’t have to worry about day jobs or spending a month at a time away from home. So when an earthquake hits a section of Mexico, they feel compelled to supply humanitarian aid. While giving their assistance, they stumble on an

ancient Mayan artifact. This sealed pot clutched in the hands of a skeleton clearly has significance, and to make sure it’s not damaged or lost in the cleanup, Sam and Remi have it shipped to their home in San Diego with the assurance they will give it back to the Mexican government. When they open the pot, they discover a book that contains information about the Mayan culture. Word spreads of their find, and soon a woman arrives on their doorstep demanding the book. The Fargo series has been the forgotten child of the various series that Cussler writes with several co-authors. This time, the story and characters gel into an adventure that

feels like Cussler’s Dirk Pitt adventures. Perry has written many terrific novels, and it’s understandable why Cussler would want to write with him. Their first collaboration was spotty at best, but this time they’ve found their groove, and the end result is a blast.

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Adkins to play ‘Christmas Show’ at Hobart Arena Jim Davis

“This is the first tour that he’s done like this, and we understood that he has been wanting to do this for several years,” said Hobart Arena Director Ken Siler. “We had done a survey earlier in the year and he was one of the top country music acts that folks indicated they wanted to see. And, since his holiday album is coming out in October, we thought it would be a great opportunity to be included on his first holiday tour.” Known for his rich voice and country hits ranging from “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Songs About Me,” to “Hot Mama” and his chart-topping duet with Blake Shelton, “Hillbilly Bone” — Adkins’ holiday tour will alternate between fireside

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Few voices command attention the way Trace Adkins’ deep baritone grabs a crowd. Which makes the popular country singer an ideal fit for delivering holiday cheer. The 51-year- old, Grammy-nominated singer has announced that Troy will be part of his upcoming holiday tour — The Christmas Show — with a 7:30 p.m. performance set for Dec. 3 at Hobart Arena. The tour will take Adkins across the country to a variety of smaller, intimate venues and will include a 12-piece ensemble, female vocalists and a variety of traditional instruments.

storytelling and performances of classic carols such as “We Three Kings,” “Silent Night” and “Little Drummer Boy.” The tour will complement the upcoming release of “The Kings’ Gift” — Adkins’ new Celtic-flavored Christmas album. Special early VIP tickets will be available Tuesday starting at 10 a.m. — online (www.hobartarena. com), by phone (3392911) or at the arena box office — while all other tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Meet & Greet VIP ticket prices ($225) include one reserved ticket in the first four rows, an exclusive Meet & Greet and photograph with Adkins, attendance at a special Q&A session with Adkins,

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access to the pre-show sound check, a limited edition vinyl copy of Adkins’ new holiday album, a collectible tour lithograph, an autographed photo, a tour merchandise item and a digital download of the singer’s upcoming album. The Christmas Show Tour package ($150) includes one reserved ticket in rows 4-7, a collectible tour lithograph, a limited edition vinyl copy of Adkins’ new holiday album, a tour merchandise item, and a digital download of the singer’s upcoming album. In addition to VIP packages, ticket prices will be $32.50, $44.50 and $67.50. For more information about Adkins, visit his website at To learn more about upcoming events at Hobart Arena, go to

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Country singer Trace Adkins will be in Troy Dec. 3 for “The Christmas Show” at Hobart Arena.

Mumford & Sons taking piece of Troy on tour

store Indian after a late, late night jam session and private party at the bar. The after party lasted until the wee hours of the morning after Mumford and Sons’ performance at Troy Memorial Stadium on Aug. 31. On Mumford & Sons Facebook page, the band has already posted a picture of the cigar store Indian whom Marcus now calls “Jeff” as “One of the greatest pub trophies yet. Thank you Troy Stopover.” “Jeff” now has a cult following on Instagram and Facebook with more than 12,500 “Likes” , as the musicians have been posting photos of the iconic cigar store Indian on their tour. Rose said she never intended to part with her beloved cigar store Indian, but laid out several conditions before the band could claim him as their own. “It’s been kind of a hoot,” Rose said

of one of the most talked about after stories from the GOTR concert and music festival. “Marcus TROY — He stood came up to me and he by the door and greeted was all lovey dovey and guests of the Leaf and said, ‘Patty Rose! What is Vine bar for years, yet it going to take for me to Mumford and Sons’ lead have that Indian!’” Rose singer Marcus Mumford said she tried to explain just had to have a piece to Mumford that Chief of Troy go on tour with Smokesalot was one of the Gentlemen of the the most famous downRoad. Patty Rose, owner town residents in the city. of the Leaf and Vine, will Rose said patrons of her gladly share tale of how bar often stop and take her beloved cigar store pictures with the statue Indian went missing for all year long. Rose said years and has come to she tried to tell Mumford be part of her bar’s lore. the statue was not for sale “Our little cigar store and needed to stay home Indian has taken on in Troy, but Mumford was his own life,”said Rose persistent. “So, I looked of “Chief Smokesalot” at my husband and he who has since been nodded at me. So I told renamed “Jeff” by Marcus Marcus that all I asked Mumford. The Grammy was that one, they would Staff Photos/ANTHONY WEBER award winning singer be willing to have a fare- Shawn Lear, of Piqua, lights a cigar with help from Sara Schultz who was dressed as a “cigar girl’ smooth talked the downwell party for my beloved outside of Leaf & Vine Friday, Sept. 6, in downtown Troy. town business owner in statue with pictures and to letting him have the Marcus said, “OK!” Then the statue to go on tour Rose said Mumford yelled bar to leave early last 72-pound fiberglass cigar I told him that I wanted with him and they had at the passengers in the weekend, but said it was to post pictures of him van, announcing, “Mates! an opportunity of a life on stage so we could see Move over! Jeff is com- time for her and her him enjoying his new ing with us!” Rose said staff to host the Grammy life.” Rose said the deal Mumford, along with award winning band in was sweet enough for band members, Winston her establishment. Marcus Mumford who and Ken, thanked Rose Rose said she is curproclaimed, “Patty Rose! profusely for being hosts rently looking for a “twin You have a deal!” Rose for their after party. Rose brother” to replace her said she then was able to said the band members beloved cigar store Indian take pictures of her and “jammed” with mem- and plans on naming it her staff with the band bers of the Eric Jerardi “Marcus.” For pictures of Miracle-Ear Hearing Centers are looking for in exchange for Chief Band, as Mumford played the Mumford and Sons’ Rose then drums and other band band members at the Leaf qualified people to test their latest product, the Smokesalot. said Mumford picked up members played along and Vine, including phothe statue and threw it with local band inside of tos of Marcus Mumford Miracle-Ear® Clearvation RIC, RISK FREE*! over his shoulder before the Troy bar. Rose said carrying out the cigar Here’s the catch: You must loading it into a van to she apologizes to have store Indian, “Like” the start his new life on tour. had to ask patrons of the business on Facebook. have difficulty hearing and Staff Writer


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TROY — Dan Hake feels right at home at Concord Elementary School. Hake was tapped as the new Concord Elementary principal this summer after Linda Lamb’s retirement. Hake said he had been looking forward to the opportunity to return to the elementary school level after years as a junior high principal in several local schools around the county. “I really enjoy this age group,” Hake said. “They have a lot of respect for teachers and yet, you don’t have to hold their hand as you watch them gain more independence as students. “ Hake said he enjoys the boundless energy elementary students, and staff members, have at the early stages in their education. “The older they get, the more independent they are as they build upon their skills to be successful, which makes this age group so rewarding,” he said. Hake started his teaching career as a third and fourth grade teacher at Broadway Elementary School in Tipp City. Hake later earned his principal license and master’s degree in adminstration through the University of Dayton. Hake later transitioned as a junior high school principal at Milton-Union and Piqua

City Schools over the last six years. “They are always motivated to learn something new,” Hake said of the elementary level students. “It’s the kids working hard each day and the teachers who are pushing them to do their best and making a difference in their lives that makes this job so rewarding.” Hake said he found his calling as an educator when a professor at Defiance College inspired him to pursue the education field his freshmen year. “He just had so much passion and the love for education even though he had been retired for years and that’s when I knew that this is what I wanted to go in to,” Hake said. Hake said he is enjoying getting to know the staff, students and community of Troy City Schools. “It’s been exciting and I’ve enjoyed getting to know everybody in the Concord community,” he said. Hake said he enjoyed his years as a third and fourth grade teacher. Hake said he misses the classroom setting as a principal, but proclaims you’ll always find him in and out of the classroom each day interacting with staff and students. “I do miss the classroom, but I love being able to go in and out of the classroom and seeing all the kids from all the grade levels,” Hake

said. “It will be a regular thing for them to see me outside of the Principal’s office because I think the kids need to see me in the classroom with them reading and helping out any way I can.” Hake said he is gearing up for the challenges that public education will face this year including teacher evaluations and curriculum overhaul. “There is no ‘I’ in team and we have is a solid team at Concord,” Hake said. “Every day is a learning experience and I’m still learning the expectations the students and staff have here at school and at the Troy City Schools district.” One reward as a teacher and administrator is hearing from his former students. Hake said one former student recently contacted him after her student teaching experience at Concord Elementary. “It’s feedback like that from former students that really keeps you motivated,” Hake said. “It’s fun to see the rewards of education come back full circle and to see your kids that you had in school who are taking the steps moving forward in their lives.” Hake lives in the city of Troy with his wife Kari and his two daughters Carson and Colby. For more information about Concord Elementary School, visit• Piqua Daily Call


Monday, September 9, 2013


Little support for Syria action in Ohio delegation DAN SEWELL Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Most members of Ohio’s congressional delegation are balking at President Barack Obama’s call for U.S. military action in Syria. A survey by The Associated Press finds that both U.S. senators and most of the House members from Ohio say they are undecided on whether to authorize military force. Two Republican congressmen have said they would vote against it at this point, and several others are leaning against it. The only delegation member to voice support so far for limited military action against Syria has been House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, who said it would warn U.S. enemies around the world that “this type of

behavior is not going to be tolerated.” The president says a strike against the Syrian government is warranted for deadly chemical weapons attacks, which that government blames on rebels trying to overthrow the Assad leadership. First-term Republican Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Cincinnati is an Army Reserve officer and Iraq war veteran who says the president hasn’t clearly made his case. He said he has a lot of unanswered questions and remains undecided, like most of the delegation. “This is about American lives being put into danger,” Wenstrup said. “He (Obama) hasn’t spelled things out in the way I would like to see. I also want to know what this has to do with U.S. national security.” Rep. Bill Johnson, an Air Force veteran

and Republican from Marietta, also has said he has a lot of questions about Obama’s plans, and he is concerned about the impact on Israeli’s security. Rep. Jim Renacci, Republican from Wadsworth, says he is against U.S. intervention, saying he fears military strikes might help some rebel groups that include radical Islamists. He said Obama hasn’t laid out a clear goal and a defined mission for Syria action. “The president has shown a shocking lack of leadership to this point, even before he punted the issue to Congress,” Renacci said in a statement. Rep. Mike Turner of Dayton, also a Republican, is against U.S. military strikes, saying he has questions including how the military involvement would

Report: Castro called mother of one victim ANDREW WELSHHUGGINS AP Legal Affairs Writer

COLUMBUS (AP) — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro said he called the mother of one of his captives and told the woman her daughter was alive and had become his wife, according to interrogation videotapes. Castro also told investigators that authorities missed opportunities to catch him while he held the three women captive for about a decade in a run-down house where they were repeatedly beaten and raped. Castro says in the video — obtained by NBC and first reported Friday on the “Today” show — that he told Amanda Berry’s mother that her daughter was OK. He says he made the call on Amanda Berry’s cellphone. “I think I said something … that I have her daughter and that she’s OK, and that she’s my wife now — something like that, you know, probably not the exact words,” he told investigators. When asked for the mother’s response,

Castro said: “I hung up so we didn’t have a conversation.” Castro, 53, was a month into his life sentence when he hanged himself in his prison cell Tuesday night. His family collected his body from the Franklin County Coroner’s office Friday. In the taped interrogation, Castro also told investigators that authorities missed opportunities to catch him while he held the kidnapped women, who were ages 14, 16 and 20 when captured. Castro said cameras at the school of victim Gina DeJesus should have captured him there 15 minutes before she was abducted. “You could have broke the case right then and there,” he said. Castro said a girlfriend once noticed a TV on in a room occupied by victim Michelle Knight and that got him worrying that he might be caught. “Was it a close call?” an investigator said. “Yeah,” he said. Representatives of the victims did not respond to messages seeking comment Friday morning. The “Today” show

report also provides additional details about a 2004 note Castro wrote that investigators found when they searched the house. “I want to put an end to my life and let the devil deal with me,” a section of the note read. The state is conducting two reviews related to Castro, Ohio prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said. One looks into the suicide, and the other examines whether Castro received proper medical and mental health care leading up the suicide. Castro was sentenced Aug. 1 to life in prison plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to 937 counts, including kidnapping and rape, in a deal to avoid the death penalty. “I’m not a monster. I’m sick,” he told the judge at sentencing. Castro’s captives disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004. They were rescued from Castro’s house May 6 when Berry broke through a screen door. Investigators said the women were bound, repeatedly raped and deprived of food and bathroom facilities. Associated Press Writer Julie Carr Smyth contributed to this report.

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Hamilton Middle School seventhgrader Bailee Thevenin, 12, cools off with a drink during football practice in Columbus. Bailee has played in youth football leagues since she was 7 and is the starting offensive tackle for her seventh-grade team. She hopes to be the first girl to play on Hamilton Township High School’s football team.

Around Ohio, girls tackle gridiron alongside boys CHARLIE BOSS The Columbus Dispatch

C O LU M BU S ( A P ) — The coach had two thoughts on girls interested in trying out for Hamilton Middle School’s football team: They typically don’t last past two weeks, and he doesn’t deal with softies. Bailee Thevenin wasn’t daunted. She only wanted to be treated the same as the rest of the team.

The 12-year-old, who has participated in youth leagues since she was 7, kept pace with the boys during conditioning sessions and practices over the summer. At the start of camp, she was slated to be a third-string tackle for the seventh-grade team. In late August, she played her first game, helping beat BloomCarroll Middle School 54-0. She was the starting offensive tackle. “I studied my plays

and learned my position,” said Bailee, who also earned a starting role as a defensive tackle but gave up the position to another player. “I got hit a lot, but I got right back up.” More than 100 girls play on Ohio football teams, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Even so, girls across the country — and in Ohio — are still struggling to play with the boys.

be funded. And Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Lakeville, said in a statement this week that the president needs to show “clear and coherent objectives,” and that Obama’s “current plan does not meet the threshold for an authorization of military force resolution.” Democrats in the delegation haven’t been critical of the president on the issue, but say they want more information before making up their minds. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Toledo, “wants to delve into the evidence before deciding whether or not to vote to authorize military operations against the brutal Assad regime,” spokesman Steve Fought said. Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Columbus, has been listening to constituents’ thoughts on the issue and will return to Washington

with more questions about the plan, spokesman Greg Beswick said. Ohio’s Republican U.S. senator canceled a trip to New Hampshire to be in Washington on Friday for classified briefings on Syria. Rob Portman, of suburban Cincinnati, said he was undecided. “I am looking forward to learning more about the situation directly from the administration and our military leadership,” Portman said in a statement. “I have a lot of questions that have not yet been answered.” He said he wants to be certain that any planned military action is part of a clear strategy with goals for Syria and the region. Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Cleveland also hasn’t decided on the Syria vote.

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama speaks to media in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with between the president and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria. Boehner said he will support the president’s call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use and says his Republican colleagues should support the president, too.

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This video frame grab provided by Alex Sheen of shows Matthew Cordle. Cordle, a driver has confessed in a video posted online that he’s to blame for a wrong-way car crash stemming from a night of heavy drinking that killed another man and says he’s willing to take “full responsibility.”

Man confesses in video killing man in crash REGINA GARCIA CANO Associated Press

COLUMBUS (AP) — A driver has confessed in a video posted online that he’s to blame for a wrong-way car crash stemming from a night of heavy drinking that killed another man and says he’s willing to take “full responsibility.” The 3 1/2-minute video, posted on at least two websites on Tuesday, shows 22-year- old Matthew Cordle describing what led to the accident in which he killed the man three months ago. “My name is Matthew Cordle, and on June 22nd, 2013, I hit and killed Vincent Canzani,” he says somberly. “This video will act as my confession.” Cordle says in the video he “made a mistake” when he decided to drive his truck home after “drinking really heavily” and hit the other car, killing the 61-yearold Canzani, of suburban Columbus. The video begins with Recently, the Liberty Union-Thurston school board in Fairfield County denied a 12-year-old girl’s request to play on her middle-school football team, saying that nothing in federal law promises girls the right to play contact sports. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio criticized the district’s decision, and officials eventually agreed to allow Makhaela Jenkins to join her male peers, citing concerns about spending taxpayer dollars to defend the district if a lawsuit ensued. Some schools’ leaders still think it’s inappropriate or unsafe for girls

Cordle’s face blurred as he describes how he has struggled with depression and was simply trying to have a good time with friends going “from bar to bar” the night of the accident. He then describes how he ended up driving into oncoming traffic on a highway. Cordle’s face becomes clear as he reveals his name and confesses to killing Canzani. “When I get charged I’ll plead guilty and take full responsibility for everything I’ve done to Vincent and his family,” Cordle says. Later, he says he understands that by releasing the video he’s giving prosecutors “everything they need to put me away for a very long time.” Franklin County prosecutor Ron O’Brien on Thursday said Cordle was a suspect in the deadly crash but hadn’t been charged. O’Brien said he saw the video on Wednesday and downloaded a copy onto a CD as evidence. He said he’ll ask a grand jury to indict

Cordle for aggravated vehicular homicide with an alcohol specification, a charge that carries a maximum of eight years in prison upon conviction. O’Brien said Cordle’s blood sample from the night of the crash tested positive for alcohol and negative for drugs. Defense attorney George Breitmayer III said the video “is a strong testament” to Cordle’s character. He said Cordle intends to cooperate with prosecutors. Police in June said Canzani, of Gahanna, died at the scene after his Jeep was struck on Interstate 670. Cordle ends the video confession by “begging” viewers to not drink and drive. “I can’t bring Mr. Canzani back, and I can’t erase what I’ve done, but you can still be saved. Your victims can still be saved. So, please,” Cordle says before a message appears on the darkened screen: “make the promise to never drink and drive.”

to play sports with boys, said Nancy HogsheadMakar, senior director of advocacy at the New York-based Women’s Sports Foundation. “Whereas 10 to 20 years ago, the girl might not have complained about it,” she said, “now, the complaints are pretty loud and backed up by (supporters) that say how healthy this is for both boys and girls.” More than 11,000 girls nationwide play on boys football, baseball and soccer teams when their schools don’t offer teams for them. Hogshead-Makar said girls in high school and college currently have

20 percent fewer athletic opportunities than boys — more than 40 years since the federal Title IX law was enacted to give girls and women an equal opportunity to play sports. Many girls get their first taste of football in youth leagues, but few continue with the sport through middle school. Those who do, however, size up with their middle-school teammates because girls develop physically earlier than boys, said Bruce Brown, executive director of the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

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IN BRIEF ■ Football

Piqua frosh off to 2-0 start The Piqua freshman football team has started out the season 2-0. The Indians beat Indian Lake 20-14 and also beat Kings 37-6. Piqua hosts Tecumseh at noon Saturday.


Piqua beats Shawnee

Bears get past Bengals

Lehman booters split with Jets

CHICAGO (AP) — Jay Cutler passed to Brandon Marshall for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, helping Chicago beat the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21 in Marc Trestman's coaching debut with the team. The Bengals led by 11 in the third quarter and were up 21-17 early in the fourth when Tim Jennings jarred the ball from Mohamed Sanu following a reception and made the recovery.

LIMA — Piqua traveled to Lima Shawnee today and got a huge win for the program 2-1. “Traditionally we have not been competitive against Shawnee but this year we capitalized on our scoring opportunities,” Piqua coach Nick Guidera said. Piqua was forced to play a more defensive game against Shawnee but goals were scored in fast transition up the field. “We didn't possess as well as we hoped early on and our defense was up to the task,” Guidera said. Piqua got on the board in the first half when Griffen Jennings received the ball in the middle of the MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTOS field and then fed Hunter Comstock a through ball. Piqua’s Frannie Haney (right) hits the ball against Lehman’s Ellie Cain Saturday at Garbry Gymnasium. Comstock then took the keeper on 1 v 1 and touch ed the ball around him, then buried the ball in the net. In the second half a similar situation unfolded. This time Andrew Lamphar received a ball on the sideline and he played a one touch pass behind the defense to a streaking The Lehman volleyball added 15 assists. Comstock. who struck the Sidney Chambers had team got past Piqua Satball from 18 yards to beat urday 25-16, 25-16, 25-17. eight kills and Marianne the keeper. “I think the kids do look Hissong was credited with “We have been working forward to it (the match),” four. on that fast transition for Erica Paulus added 12 Lehman coach Greg quite some time and it Snipes said. “Players on digs. paid off,” Guidera said. “It Piqua dropped to 3-3 on both teams know each was great awareness by the season other. the players to find the “I thought we played reopen players in a hurry.” ally well. We did a good job Raiders drop match Shawnee capitalized on VERSAILLES — The of being consistent on ofone look in the second half fense throughout the Russia volleyball team with just under 8 minutes match and we were solid lost to Versailles 25-14, to play, when Piqua failed 25-9, 25-23 Saturday. on defense.” to get a good clear on a Camille Puthoff led the Olivia Slagle had eight ball in the box and after it kills and four aces for Lady Raiders with eight bounced a round a bit a kills, Kylie Wilson had Lehman, 4-5. Shawnee player found the Ellie Cain had 13 kills seven kills and Taylor and dished out 16 assists; Daniel 18 assists. The while Madeline Smith Raiders are 6-4. See SOCCER/Page 9 Piqua’s Sarah Palmer digs the ball Saturday.

Browns awful in opening loss CLEVELAND (AP) — Ryan Tannehill passed for 272 yards and a touchdown, leading the Dolphins to a 23-10 win over the Browns. Tannehill, who was given more offensive weapons for his second NFL season, threw a 34yard TD pass to Brian Hartline in the third quarter and drove the Dolphins to a game-clinching TD.

OSU rolls to easy victory COLUMBUS (AP) — Kenny Guiton took over when Braxton Miller left with a sprained left knee, running for one touchdown and passing for two on Saturday while leading No. 3 Ohio State to a 42-7 victory over San Diego State. Miller watched the last three quarters from the sideline after being sandwiched between two tacklers on the Buckeyes' seventh offensive play. The Buckeyes (2-0) didn't need him. Guiton, who helped save Ohio State's 12-0 season a year ago, had the most playing time he's ever had in a game.

Lady Cavs handle Piqua Russia falls to Tigers

Buccs run wild in CCC


Covington romps over Arcanum

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Monday, September 9, 2013


Borchers third at Tiffin D-III race

Slagle Goes For ‘Kill’

Shell, Savini pick up wins in girls races TIFFIN — The Piqua girls cross country team competed in the Tiffin Carnival D-I girls B race Saturday, finishing 32nd. Piqua runners included Emily Wenrick, 152, 24:34.08; Juliya Hsiang, 184, 25:55.14; Claire Hilleary, 198, 27:41.27; Joling Hsiang, 210, 29:09.80; Lyric Wyan, 222, 33:49.74; Audrey Allen, 227, 35:36.0; Whitney Biddle, 229, 37:44.12; Zoe Grunkemeyer, 230, 38:41.71. Piqua will run at Ottawa-Glandorf on Saturday. MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTO

Lehman’s Olivia Slagle goes up for a kill against Piqua’s Logan Ernst on a set from Ellie Cain (22). For more on the match, see page 8.

Russia boys second at T-V Invitational

Ingle medalist in Russia-Covington girls match ARCANUM — The Russia boys finished second in the Tri-Village Invitational Saturday at Beechwood Golf Course. Zach Sherman led Russia with an 80. Other Raider scores were Austin Tebbe 82, Gavin Hoying 88, Luke Dapore 89, Jordan Kremer 89.

Tiger JVs win

The Versailles JV golf team defeated Russia 197216. Versailles scores were Jacob Watren 43, Nicholas

Litten-Studebaker 44, Corrina Francis. “Her score qualified for Kyle Cotner 50, Michael Hemmelgarn 60, Aaron the first time this year in a varsity match. She’s reBarga 63. ally come a long way in a short time.” GIRLS GOLF Morgan Daugherty led Raiders top Buccs WEBSTER — The Rus- Russia, 7-2, with a 42. Other Lady Raider sia girls golf team defeated Covington 204-227 scores were Kaila Pleiman Friday at Stillwater Valley 53, Corrina Francis 54, Taylor Borchers 55. Golf Course. Covington’s Allison “That’s the best we have shot in some time on the Ingle was medalist with a much tougher back nine,” 41. Other Lady Bucc scores Russia coach Doug Borchers said. “I was very were Morgan McReynolds pleased with all our girls 55, Addison Metz 64, efforts tonight, especially Kelsey McReynolds 67.


FM tops Cavs

The Lehman Cavaliers boys soccer team lost hard fought match to a tough Franklin Monroe Jets team 4-0 Saturday afternoon. The Jets controlled the game from the beginning needing just 10 minutes to score their first goal. It was 2-0 at the half. "That was a tough game," Lehman coach Tom Thornton said. "They controlled the ball and midfield and we did not have very good first touches on the ball all game. “It was very physical but our kids have to play through it. " The Jets had 17 fouls and 2 yellow cards for the game. The Jets added 2 more goals in the second half. They outshot the Cavaliers 24-10. Lehman keeper Nick Earhart had 14 saves. F-M goes to 4-1 while Lehman drops to 3-2. Lehman travels to Botkins on Thursday to take on the Trojans at 5 p.m.


PITSBURG — The Lehman Lady Cavaliers were too much for Franklin-Monroe in a battle of ranked teams Saturday in high school girls

— Emily TIFFIN Borchers had a third-place finish at the Tiffin Carnival D-III girls varsity race, leading the Lady Raiders to a fifth-place finish overall. Borchers was timed in 18:57.18. Rounding out the Russia top seven were Lauren Heaton, 11, 19:58.09; Molly Kearns, 30, 20:36.41; Shae Goubeaux, 52, 21:08.91; Claudia Monnin, 65, 21:20.16; Kirstin Voisard, 72, 21:27.59; Emilie Frazier, 75, 21:30.35. Versailles finished ninth. The Lady Tigers top seven included Madison Grilliot, 29, 20:36.0; Murphy Grow, 34, 20:38.07; Brooke Pothast, 46, 21:03.25; Chloe Warvel,

Shell, Buccs win

SPENCERVILLE — Covington sophomore Carly Shell and Lehman sophomore Caroline Heitmeyer finished 1-2 at the Spencerville Invitational Saturday. Shell won in 19:53.1; while Heitmeyer was second in 19:59.3. Covington also won the team team title with 68 points, while second-place St. Henry had 85. Rounding out Covington’s runners were Anna Dunn, 9, 20:39.8; Hannah Retz, 14, 21:03.9; Heidi Cron, 25, 22:08; Julianna Yingst, 33, 22:32.0; Cassidy Cain, 91, 25:58.5. Lehman finished sixth The rest of the Lady Cavaliers runners were Jenna Zimmerman, 11, 20:49.2; Janelle Gravunder, 51, 23:44.0; Katie Heckman, 55, 23:57.3; Theresa Schmiesing, 92, 25:59.2; Julia Harrelson, 118, 28:02.6; Bradford finished 11th. The Railroaders runners included Bailey Brewer, 16, 21:17.0; Adria Roberts, 56, 23:59.0; Jennifer Ross, 65, 24:29.4;

Gabby Fair, 66, 24:32.4; Molli Lavey, 100, 26:17.2; Houston finished 17th. The Lady Wildcats runners included Emma Mertz, 43, 23:22.2; Heidi Cox, 84, 25:36.2; Terrie Powell, 107, 26:52.6; Kaitlyn Ellison, 114, 27:18.5; Kayode Momon, 127, 30:52.1; Caitlin Ryan, 136, 34:53.1; Cheyenne Coffey, 138, 44:41.0. Lehman and Houston will run at the Fort Loramie Invitational Tuesday. Covington will run at Eaton Saturday, while Bradford will run in the Alliance Invitational Saturday.

Savini wins race

BROOKVILLE — Miami East freshman Lorena Savini won the Brookville Invitational in 20:29 Saturday, leading the Lady Vikings to the team title. Miami East had 41 points, while National Trail was a distant second with 74. Fellow freshman Marie Ewing was righth behind her in third in 20:49. Rounding out the Lady Vikings top seven were Abigael Amheiser, 8, 21:52; Abby Hawkins, 10, 22:06; Sami Sands, 19, 22:45; Erin Augustus, 38, 24:59; Abby Bollinger, 47, 25:31. Miami East will run at Indian Valley Tuesday.

Piqua boys runners compete at Fairborn Fuller wins Spencerville Red race

Continued from page 8 net. Grady Stewart recorded several huge saves among his 17. It was a big win for Piqua and coach Guidera, who played for Shawnee. “We needed this win to build momentum headed into our GWOC North play next week with Vandalia Butler Thursday,” Guidera said. Piqua is now 3-3-1. The Piqua JVs lost 7-1, with Jaron Cantrell scoring the goal.

Borchers third

56, 21:14.26; Hannah Wenig, 62, 21:18.81; Lexi Fliehman, 92, 21:57.39; Jadyn Barga, 103, 22:18.87. Russia and Versailles will run at the Fort Loramie Invitational Tuesday.

soccer. Lehman scored early and led 3-0 at the half, then scored three in the final six minutes of the game to blank the Lady Jets 6-0. Lehman came into the game ranked No. 3 in Division III in the latest Miami Valley Soccer Coaches poll, and F-M was ranked No. 8. The Lady Cavs remain unbeaten with the win at 5-0-1 heading into a huge game Saturday at home against Cincinnati Summit Country Day, the No. 2-ranked team in the latest state poll. There will be a junior varsity game and it will start at 1 p.m., followed at 3 by the varsity. Lehman got its first goal Saturday just five minutes into the contest when Ashley Keller took a pass from Madeline Franklin for a 1-0 lead. However, it stayed that way until 16 minutes remained in the first half. That's when Taylor Lachey scored off Franklin's second assist of the game for a 2-0 lead. Keller then scored an unassisted goal with five minutes left before the intermission for a comfortable 3-0 lead at the break. "We came out fast again," said Lehman coach Tony Schroeder. "And I was happy with how we finished, with three goals in the last six minutes. The first two goals of the second half came from Sara Fuller, and both on assists from Elizabeth Edwards. The final goal was set up by Moriah Pauley, who assisted on Madison Cline's goal. It was Pauley's first game back since recovering from an injury she sustained over the summer at a soccer camp. Lehman keeper Grace

Frantz finished with three saves.

Eagles blank East

TROY — Practice may not always make perfect. But it comes pretty darn close sometimes. And the Troy Christian Eagles had to be feeling pretty perfect about how things turned out Saturday against Miami East in what has turned into a tough rivalry the past couple of seasons. The Eagles got on the board midway through the first half, got some insurance early in the second half and cruised to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Vikings at Eagle Stadium. It was an odd off-day for the Vikings (5-1-1), who suffered their first loss of the year in the game. “In the first 10-15 minutes of the game, we came out with a lot of intensity,” East coach Emalie Carson said. “The same level just wasn’t there after that.” And it wasn’t that they got down on themselves after the Eagles got the lead, either. With 30 minutes to go in the game, the Vikings had their best scoring chance. Lindsey Roeth hit a rocket of a shot that drilled the post hard, but Emily Holicki was there to follow that shot — and hit it just high. “If we could’ve gotten that to go in, that would have completely changed the game,” Carson said. “We weren’t expecting it to be a high-scoring game. “There’s not a lot a keeper can do about those (the shots that Troy Christian scored on), but Kelly had some good saves, too. “I don’t think we played bad today, but we didn’t play our best. And when you play a team like Troy Christian or Lehman, you have to play your best. “ Miami East plays TriCounty North Thursday.

FAIRBORN — The Piqua boys cross country team competed in the Fairborn Invitational earlier this week. Piqua finished seventh as a team. Indian runners included Andy Mayse, 17, 18:47.75; Dylan Jacobs, 19, 18:49.24; Isaiah Garber, 33, 19:25.89; Mitchell Bim-Merle, 57, 20:04.63; Josh Hanes, 77, 20:58.44; Bryan Mayse, 80, 21:11.60; Braden Wise, 94, 21:49.26; Bradley McPherson, 97, 21:54.38; Trevor Snapp, 138, 24:16.20; Dante Kemp, 161, 27:16.41. Piqua will run at Ottawa-Glandorf on Saturday.

Fuller wins race

Covington finished sixth. The Buccs top seven were Nate Dunn, 13, 18:04.5; Alex Schilling, 22, 18:24.2; Sam Sherman, 46, 19:44.4; Steven Shane, 56, 19:58.3; Daniel Jennings, 66, 20:19.6; Lane White, 67, 20:20.3; Tyler Henry, 68, 20:20.8. Houston finished ninth. The Wildcats top seven were Devon Jester, 9, 17:50.8; Troy Riley, 23, 18:25.6; Azen Reier, 59, 20:04.07; Isaiah Beaver, 64, 20:14.8; Corey Slusser, 114, 22:20.8; Derrek Mayse, 138, 23:50.7. Bradford finished 20th. Railroader runners were Chip Gade, 62, 20:13.3; Rayce Grigg, 100, 21:33.0; Hunter Arnett, 112, 22:17.0; Rhyan Turner, 115, 22:24.6; Nathan Rose, 144, 24:03.8. Houston and Lehman will run at the Fort Loramie Invitational Tuesday. Covington will run at the Eaton Invitational Saturday, while Bradford will run at the Alliance Invitational Saturday.

race, while Versailles finished 12. Russia’s top seven included Jordan Gariety, 29, 17:14.71; Caleb Ball, 45, 17:40.96; Bryan Drees, 46, 17:41.77; Trevor Monnin, 71, 18:00.60; Steven Stickel, 75, 18:03.23; Ethan Monnier, 77, 18:05.84; Alex Seger, 78, 18:06.15. Versailles’ top seven were Richie Ware, 17, 17:00.85; Tyler Rose, 54, 17:48.55; Andrew Kramer, 80, 18:09.90; Matt Mangen, 101, 18:29.65; Jacob Rose, 111, 18:34.76; Noah Pleiman, 148, 19:05.79; Cole Albers, 175, 19:42.95. Russia and Versailles will run at the Fort Loramie Invite Tuesday.

East boys fifth

SPENCERVILLE — Lehman’s Joe Fuller won the Spencerville Red race Saturday, taking first in 16:46.3. Lehman finished fourth. The Cavaliers remaining top seven included Nick Elsner, 25, 18:27.9; Gabe Berning, 27, 18:33.7; Isaiah Winhoven, 38, 19:19.3; John Schmiesing, Russia seventh 40, 19:20.3; Erik Jackson, TIFFIN — The Russia 70, 20:22.2; Brandon Sim- boys finished seventh in mons, 116, 22:31.0. the Tiffin Carnival D-III A

BROOKVILLE — The Miami East boys finished fifth at the Brookville Invitational Saturday. The Vikings top seven included Josh Ewing, 12, 18:29; Luke Mengos, 15, 18:33; Ben Marlow, 44, 19:44; Brandon Mack, 57, 20:15; Evan Pemeberton, 61, 20:24; Hunter Sharp, 71, 20:41; Max McDonald, 108, 21:43. Miami East will run at the Indian Valley Invitational Tuesday.

Bradford blanked in CCC action

and turned the ball over twice. The Railroaders' defense gave up six touchdowns in the game on 11 Panther offensive drives. Bradford plays at Bethel Friday.

Roaders, Tigers have tough Friday nights BRADFORD — Coach Curtis Enis didn't want to spend much time reflecting on Friday night's game, a 40-0 Bradford loss to Twin Valley South. In the minutes after the Railroaders' loss, which dropped them to 0-2 for the first time since 2008, Enis already was looking forward to the next week's game at Bethel, not want-

ing to spend much time thinking about the loss his team had just suffered. “We move on. We don't dwell on losses here at Bradford,” Enis said. “We'll make the corrections we need to make, and we'll go from there. We don't dwell on these things.” Not much went Bradford's way against Twin Valley South as the Railroaders only managed five firsts down on the night

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GERMANTOWN — the Versailles football team had a tough time Friday night as well, losing 44-7 to Valley View. Versailles travels to Coldwater Friday.



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Troy golfer completes summer sweep ROB KISER Civitas Media


The Covington defense had Arcanum surrounded all night.

Buccs Continued from page 8 "It's a great accomplishment," said Miller after Ouellette rushed for 338 yards on 12 carries with five rushing touchdowns and a 90-yard interception return for another score. "But he'll be the first to tell you that it's a team record. He had some great runs where he broke tackles and ran people over, but a lot of times he didn't even get touched. That's a credit to our entire offense." Ouellette's 338 yards broke Matt McCord's record of 334 yards set in 2003 against Tri-County North, but it could have been much more if the game wasn't virtually sealed with Covington leading 43-6 at the half. By that time, Ouellette had already rushed 11 times for 330 yards and scored five times. He had just one carry for eight yards in the second half. "A.J. just being A.J.," Miller said. "He's a team guy. Actually, all of the kids are team first guys." Which gave other kids

an opportunity to shine in the second half — and they did. First, sophomore Brandon Magee broke free on the first play of the second half for his second touchdown of the game, a 50yard run up the middle on a fullback dive. Sophomore quarterback Jared Williams got into the act with arguably the most impressive run of the night as he weaved his way through the Arcanum defense from 15 yards out. Freshman fullback Deron White then scored his first touchdown of his career on a one-yard run. "This was a complete team win," said Miller. "The thing you look at when the score gets a little lopsided is how hard the kids continue to play. I felt all of the kids played hard all night." Still, it wasn't a perfect performance by Covington by any means as the Buccs were flagged 14 times for 145 yards and gave up some big plays, including an 83-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

"We made some mistake that we need to correct if we hope to become the team we think we can be," Miller explained. "We have a lot of work to do in our special teams and our pass defense — really in all phases of the game. We're definitely not satisfied." Nine Buccaneer players contributed to a 542-yard rushing effort on the night, which is good for fourth in the history of Covington football. Arcanum managed 270 yards of offense with 118 through the air and 152 on the ground. Covington intercepted the Trojans four times. "Overall, it was a pretty good night," closed Miller. "We came out of this with a win and fully healthy. We also came away with things we know we can improve on." Covington improves to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the CCC, while Arcanum drops to 1-1 and 0-1. The Buccs host Mississinawa Valley Friday in CCC action.

TROY — Brad Via figured missing a little NFL football wouldn’t hurt anything. So the Troy golfer made his return to the Miami County golf tournament in six years in impressive fashion. His eight-under par 136 total was good for an 11shot victory and the third County title of Via’s career. “I usually don’t play in the tournament because it is the first week of the NFL season and I like to watch the games,” Via said. “But, I was just playing so well, I decided I should play.” Via had already won the Troy City, Miami Shores Club Championship and the match play tournament this summer. And he didn’t slow down this weekend. He opened with a blazing five-under par 67 at Echo Hills Saturday, before shooting a threeunder pat 69 at Shores, his home course, Sunday. “I played really well at Echo Hills, which surprised me,” Via said. “I hadn’t played at Echo in six years and had never broken 70 there. “I couldn’t even tell you what my low score before Saturday was there. Probably 71 or 72.” Via did it by owning the par-5s. He was five-under par on the par-5s alone. That included two eagles. “I hit it stiff on both five and 12,” Via said. “The two eagle putts were three feet. I hit a 7-iron in on five and a 6-iron in on 12. And I two-putted nine for birdie. I shot 67 and had two bogeys. You can do

Championship Flight Brad Via 67-69—136 Brian Deal 70-77—147 Ben Gover 73-76—149 Brian Robbins 75-75—150 Jeff Poettinger 79-72—151 Justn Weber 78-74—152 Ryan Pearson 79-73—152 Jason Thompson 80-74—154 Dan Sutherly 79-76—155 Jeff Jennings 77-80—157 Matt Orr 79-79—158 Andrew Pittenger 86-78—164 Marty Stanaford 81-87—168 Andrew Johnson 86-88—174 Mike Ford 80-WD Dave Barnhart WD Seniors Mark Allen 73-72—145 Jim Sass 78-79—157 Tom Marsh 81-76—157 Von Clendenen 84-93—177 Jim Sarich 85-83—148 John Mutschler 85-80—165 Chris Boehringer 85-WD Super Seniors Mike Butsch 77-70—147 Brent Adkins 77-72—149 Doug Willoughby 75-77—152 Gary Weaver 84-72—156 Jim Waters 84-74—158 Marty Jackson 80-79—159 Jack Holtel 79-82—161 Barry Willoughby 80-81—161 Tom Fullmer 84-80—164 Marv Simmons 82-84—166 Brent Flinn 84-84—168 Dave Brown 91-84—175 Darrell Tron 95-84—179 Rich Steck 96-88—184 Doug Page 98-92—190 First Flight Blake Stradling 81-71—152 Ray Stuchell 85-79—164 Jim King 82-85—167 Jim Howard 82-86—168 Ron Moore 83-85—168 Dwight Hughes 86-87—173 Jackie Chen 89-84—173 Doug Harter WD Michael Simmons DQ Second Flight Rob Kiser 81-88—169 Mick Johns 82-95—177 Bill Shattuck 89-89—178 Brian Stafford 91-87—178 Allan May 87-93—180 Kevin Monroe 98-89—187

that when you have two eagles.” That gave him a threeshot lead over Brian Deal heading to his home course for the final round. “I was hoping to just shoot par at Echo and then try and shoot a 67 at Shores,” he said. After a rare bogey on the par-5 first hole, Via birdied the next three holes, ending any drama. “I made a mistake hitting into the greenside

bunker on the first hole,” Via said. “I was thinking what a way to start the round. “But, I made a 10-footer for birdie on two and hit it stiff on three and four. That got me back to twounder after four, which is what I usually expect to be.” Via shot 3-under par 33 on the front, before coasting to a 36 on the back. “I had a six-shot lead at the turn,” he said. “So I figured unless I shot 45 on the back, I was going to win. “I expected to play well — I never expected to win by that many shots.” Deal finished second with a 147 total, while Ben Gover was third at 149. Brian Robbins (150) and Jeff Poettinger (151) rounded out the top five. ■ Mark Allen cruised to a 12-shot victory in the seniors, with a one-over par 145 total on rounds of 72 and 73. Jim Sass won a playoff with Tom Marsh for second. ■ Mike Butsch fired a two-under par 70 on Sunday to win the Super Seniors by two shots with a 147 total. Brent Adkins was second with 149. ■ Blake Stradling broke open a close competition with a one-under par 71 Sunday, to defend his first flight title with a 12-shot victory. Stradling shot 81 in the opening round to finish with a 152 total, while Ray Stuchell was second with 164. ■ Rob Kiser rode an opening round 81 at Echo Hills to win the second flight title with a 169 total. Mick Johns took second with 177, eight shots back.

Prep High School Football Scores Ohio High School Football Friday's Scores Ada 39, Spencerville 21 Akr. Coventry 14, Akr. East 7 Akr. Ellet 37, Tallmadge 29 Akr. Garfield 10, Cuyahoga Falls 7 Akr. Manchester 30, Peninsula Woodridge 19 Akr. SVSM 35, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 20 Alliance 41, Canfield 38 Alliance Marlington 28, Mantua Crestwood 6 Amanda-Clearcreek 24, Chillicothe Zane Trace 0 Antwerp 30, W. Unity Hilltop 18 Apple Creek Waynedale 40, W. Lafayette Ridgewood 19 Arlington 70, Arcadia 7 Ashland Mapleton 14, Magnolia Sandy Valley 7 Ashville Teays Valley 26, Logan 13 Athens 53, Pataskala Watkins Memorial 3 Aurora 41, Ravenna 14 Austintown Fitch 27, Akr. Hoban 12 Avon 56, Cle. E. Tech 6 Avon Lake 56, Lorain 7 Bainbridge Paint Valley 28, Williamsburg 14 Baltimore Liberty Union 52, Hebron Lakewood 0 Barberton 23, Akr. Springfield 14 Bascom Hopewell-Loudon 32, Bloomdale Elmwood 8 Beallsville 36, Strasburg-Franklin 8 Beavercreek 41, Day. Carroll 0 Bedford 33, Hunting Valley University 10 Bellaire 37, John Marshall, W.Va. 14 Bellefontaine 28, Sidney 21 Bellevue 36, Huron 28 Belmont Union Local 45, Rayland Buckeye 0 Berlin Center Western Reserve 20, Malvern 12 Beverly Ft. Frye 41, Belpre 28 Birmingham Brother Rice, Mich. 49, Tol. St. John's 7 Bloom-Carroll 52, Whitehall-Yearling 51, 3OT Bluffton 28, Carey 22 Bowling Green 35, Fostoria 6 Brecksville-Broadview Hts. 28, N. Royalton 0 Brookville 45, Anna 35 Brunswick 49, Parma Padua 7 Bryan 54, Archbold 29 Bucyrus Wynford 34, Sycamore Mohawk 14 Byesville Meadowbrook 35, Barnesville 6 Cadiz Harrison Cent. 46, Weir, W.Va. 14 Caldwell 21, Lore City Buckeye Trail 13 Camden Preble Shawnee 62, Day. Christian 30 Can. Cent. Cath. 28, Massillon Perry 12 Can. South 14, Medina Buckeye 7 Can. Timken 30, Akr. North 6 Canfield S. Range 21, Campbell Memorial 7 Carrollton 39, Richmond Edison 25 Casstown Miami E. 42, New Paris National Trail 13 Cedarville 40, Cin. Christian 19 Celina 42, Lima Bath 15 Centerburg 30, Lucas 7 Centerville 63, Springboro 20 Chagrin Falls Kenston 31, Chardon 21 Chardon NDCL 16, Chagrin Falls 6 Chesterland W. Geauga 48, Painesville Riverside 29 Chillicothe 21, Sunbury Big Walnut 14 Cin. Colerain 31, Cin. St. Xavier 19 Cin. Country Day 58, Cin. Gamble

Montessori 28 Cin. Deer Park 16, Lockland 6 Cin. Elder 27, Cols. Upper Arlington 7 Cin. Hills Christian Academy 28, Reading 7 Cin. La Salle 56, E. Central, Ind. 14 Cin. Madeira 53, Batavia Clermont NE 14 Cin. Mariemont 38, Batavia 15 Cin. NW 50, Batavia Amelia 6 Cin. Oak Hills 28, Harrison 7 Cin. Purcell Marian 21, Norwood 20 Cin. Shroder 34, Cin. Finneytown 7 Cin. Summit Country Day 52, Cin. College Prep. 8 Cin. Sycamore 28, Ryle, Ky. 0 Cin. Turpin 31, Cin. Wyoming 28 Cin. Walnut Hills 27, Cin. Western Hills 8 Cin. Winton Woods 46, Hamilton 10 Cin. Withrow 34, Cin. Anderson 22 Circleville 56, Washington C.H. 13 Clarksville Clinton-Massie 21, Waynesville 19 Clayton Northmont 24, Westerville S. 14 Cle. Cent. Cath. 26, Euclid 9 Cle. Glenville 15, Solon 14 Cle. Hts. 25, Strongsville 10 Cle. St. Ignatius 26, Mentor 6 Cle. VASJ 50, Warrensville Hts. 14 Clyde 17, Pemberville Eastwood 13 Coldwater 41, Cols. Hartley 16 Collins Western Reserve 39, Castalia Margaretta 13 Cols. Bexley 28, Sugar Grove Berne Union 2 Cols. Centennial 48, Cols. Franklin Hts. 47 Cols. DeSales 23, E. Cle. Shaw 6 Cols. East 52, Cols. Briggs 32 Cols. Independence 44, Grove City Cent. Crossing 32 Cols. Marion-Franklin 27, Cols. Brookhaven 2 Cols. Mifflin 24, Galloway Westland 0 Cols. Ready 35, Gahanna Cols. Academy 7 Cols. St. Charles 34, Cols. Eastmoor 8 Cols. Walnut Ridge 28, GroveportMadison 6 Cols. West 33, Cols. Linden McKinley 22 Cols. Whetstone 40, Cols. Africentric 0 Columbia Station Columbia 51, Greenwich S. Cent. 7 Columbiana Crestview 42, Beloit W. Branch 7 Convoy Crestview 41, Hicksville 18 Copley 14, Akr. Firestone 0 Covington 70, Arcanum 19 Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 32, Creston Norwayne 28 Cuyahoga Hts. 34, Cle. John Adams 6 Dalton 27, Massillon Tuslaw 21 Danville 29, Fredericktown 20 Day. Chaminade-Julienne 58, Day. Thurgood Marshall 55 Day. Northridge 37, S. Charleston SE 20 Day. Oakwood 27, Milton-Union 26 Defiance 28, Elida 27 Defiance Ayersville 57, Tol. Ottawa Hills 0 Defiance Tinora 34, Hillsdale, Mich. 10 Delaware Buckeye Valley 34, Lancaster Fisher Cath. 20 Delaware Hayes 23, Canal Winchester 7 Delphos Jefferson 41, Paulding 0 Delta 31, Metamora Evergreen 6 Dover 47, Ashland 42 Doylestown Chippewa 61, Atwater Waterloo 13 Dresden Tri-Valley 61, McConnelsville

Morgan 0 Dublin Jerome 26, Cols. Beechcroft 14 Dublin Scioto 30, Dublin Coffman 17 Eaton 32, St. Henry 22 Edon 48, Edgerton 26 Elmore Woodmore 56, Oregon Stritch 6 Elyria 48, Elyria Cath. 33 Eminence, Ky. 50, Cin. Riverview East 6 Fairborn 44, Riverside Stebbins 31 Fairfield 35, Gahanna Lincoln 24 Fairview 31, Vermilion 10 Fayetteville-Perry 26, Bethel-Tate 14 Findlay Liberty-Benton 41, McComb 6 Frankfort Adena 39, Bidwell River Valley 14 Franklin 41, W. Carrollton 14 Franklin Furnace Green 41, Millersport 28 Franklin Middletown Christian 19, Day. Belmont 12 Fremont Ross 35, Maple Hts. 26 Ft. Loramie 62, New Bremen 20 Ft. Recovery 54, Waynesfield-Goshen 0 Galion 21, Mansfield Madison 10 Gallipolis Gallia 60, Ironton Rock Hill 2 Garfield Hts. 21, Berea-Midpark 7 Garrettsville Garfield 27, E. Can. 26 Genoa Area 63, Oak Harbor 7 Germantown Valley View 44, Versailles 7 Glouster Trimble 12, Wahama, W.Va. 7 Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 36, Uhrichsville Claymont 24 Goshen 25, Hillsboro 12 Grafton Midview 35, Amherst Steele 16 Granville 56, Heath 16 Green 42, Massillon Jackson 24 Greenfield McClain 31, Chillicothe Unioto 19 Grove City 26, Findlay 3 Hamilton Badin 37, Cin. Taft 14 Hamilton New Miami 56, Cin. Hillcrest 36 Hamilton Ross 40, Monroe 7 Hamler Patrick Henry 60, Swanton 13 Harrod Allen E. 32, Columbus Grove 22 Haviland Wayne Trace 65, Tontogany Otsego 0 Hilliard Davidson 21, Hilliard Darby 0 Hubbard 28, Girard 26 Huber Hts. Wayne 35, Trotwood-Madison 21 Hudson 20, Uniontown Lake 7 Independence 41, Brooklyn 20 Ironton 35, Russell, Ky. 14 Jackson 68, Waverly 0 Jamestown Greeneview 23, London Madison Plains 13 Jefferson Area 26, Ashtabula Edgewood 12 Jeromesville Hillsdale 43, Bucyrus 19 Johnstown Northridge 41, Fairfield Christian 20 Johnstown-Monroe 31, Lancaster Fairfield Union 0 Kansas Lakota 14, Gibsonburg 6 Kenton 52, Wapakoneta 16 Kettering Fairmont 36, Miamisburg 20 Kings Mills Kings 24, Piqua 22 Kirtland 61, Orwell Grand Valley 14 Lakeside Danbury 32, Holgate 27 Lees Creek E. Clinton 28, Blanchester 25 Leetonia 22, Columbiana 21 Leipsic 47, Vanlue 0 Lewis Center Olentangy 26, Powell Olentangy Liberty 23, 2OT Lewisburg Tri-County N. 51, Ansonia 20 Lexington 28, Shelby 12 Liberty Center 54, Montpelier 0


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Lima Cent. Cath. 21, Delphos St. John's 6 Lima Shawnee 14, St. Marys Memorial 13 Lisbon Beaver 30, Oak Glen, W.Va. 7 Lodi Cloverleaf 38, LaGrange Keystone 21 London 6, Spring. Greenon 0 Lorain Clearview 56, Cle. John Marshall 7 Loudonville 41, Ashland Crestview 0 Louisville 14, N. Can. Hoover 13 Louisville Aquinas 20, Minerva 13 Loveland 49, Lebanon 7 Lowellville 49, Windham 12 Lyndhurst Brush 49, Ashtabula Lakeside 0 Macedonia Nordonia 42, Twinsburg 7 Madison 53, Cle. Collinwood 0 Manchester 24, Chillicothe Huntington 12 Mansfield Sr. 59, Lima Sr. 35 Maria Stein Marion Local 29, W. Jefferson 0 Marion Elgin 52, Mt. Gilead 18 Martins Ferry 36, Wickliffe 26 Marysville 13, Plain City Jonathan Alder 0 Mason 24, Cols. Watterson 7 McArthur Vinton County 34, Piketon 20 McDermott Scioto NW 39, Portsmouth Sciotoville 12 McDonald 20, Streetsboro 13 McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley 38, Mt. Blanchard Riverdale 0 Mechanicsburg 27, Milford Center Fairbanks 14 Medina 56, Eastlake N. 7 Medina Highland 29, Olmsted Falls 6 Middlefield Cardinal 36, Andover Pymatuning Valley 20 Middletown 35, Springfield 13 Middletown Fenwick 13, Cin. Mt. Healthy 12 Middletown Madison Senior 20, Cin. Indian Hill 6 Milan Edison 31, Monroeville 6 Milford 49, Trenton Edgewood 42 Millbury Lake 56, Northwood 20 Millersburg W. Holmes 59, Warsaw River View 0 Mineral Ridge 21, Lisbon David Anderson 17 Minford 34, Cols. Grandview Hts. 0 Mogadore 49, Smithville 14 Morral Ridgedale 31, Ridgeway Ridgemont 14 Mt. Orab Western Brown 57, Morrow Little Miami 28 N. Bend Taylor 37, Cin. Clark Montessori 0 N. Jackson Jackson-Milton 55, Rootstown 15 N. Lewisburg Triad 27, Marion Pleasant 20 N. Olmsted 33, Lakewood 13 N. Ridgeville 58, Parma 22 N. Robinson Col. Crawford 52, Galion Northmor 13 Navarre Fairless 42, Sugarcreek Garaway 31 New Albany 57, Westerville Cent. 50 New Concord John Glenn 24, Cambridge 14 New London 35, Oberlin Firelands 7 New Middletown Spring. 53, Youngs. Christian 12 New Philadelphia 34, Lewis Center Olentangy Orange 17 New Richmond 48, Grant Co., Ky. 13 New Washington Buckeye Cent. 26, Cardington-Lincoln 0 Newton Falls 46, Brookfield 6 Norton 38, Akr. Kenmore 20 Norwalk 56, Cle. Hay 36

Oak Hill 32, Albany Alexander 7 Ontario 30, Bellville Clear Fork 8 Orchard Lake St. Mary, Mich. 10, Tol. Whitmer 3 Orrville 22, Wooster Triway 17 Ottawa-Glandorf 42, Van Wert 0 Oxford Talawanda 22, Carlisle 21 Painesville Harvey 34, Fairport Harbor Harding 8 Pandora-Gilboa 58, Cory-Rawson 0 Parma Hts. Holy Name 34, Parma Normandy 14 Parma Hts. Valley Forge 31, Richfield Revere 13 Pataskala Licking Hts. 21, Cols. Hamilton Twp. 13 Perry 34, Geneva 27 Perrysburg 50, Oregon Clay 13 Philo 26, Newark Licking Valley 21 Pickerington N. 47, Cin. Princeton 22 Plymouth 53, Crestline 21 Poland Seminary 28, Canal Fulton Northwest 21 Portsmouth 35, Portsmouth W. 21 Proctorville Fairland 33, Pomeroy Meigs 20 Racine Southern 34, Crown City S. Gallia 6 Ravenna SE 33, Mogadore Field 14 Reedsville Eastern 28, Corning Miller 12 Reynoldsburg 33, Hilliard Bradley 21 Richwood N. Union 41, Willard 6 Rittman 41, Grove City Christian 38 Rockford Parkway 63, DeGraff Riverside 0 Rocky River 42, Wellington 7 Rocky River Lutheran W. 29, Gates Mills Hawken 28, OT Rossford 45, Port Clinton 28 S. Point 24, Wellston 21 Salem 24, Hanoverton United 21 Sandusky Perkins 47, Sandusky 7 Sarahsville Shenandoah 41, Newcomerstown 19 Scott, Ky. 70, Cin. Aiken 8 Sebring McKinley 32, Southington Chalker 13 Shadyside 35, Woodsfield Monroe Cent. 20 Sheffield Brookside 31, Oberlin 21 Sherwood Fairview 46, N. Baltimore 30 Sidney Lehman 33, Minster 18 Southeastern 28, Willow Wood Symmes Valley 13 Sparta Highland 35, Mt. Vernon 26 Spring. Kenton Ridge 42, Lewistown Indian Lake 14 Spring. NW 42, Spring. NE 21 Spring. Shawnee 31, Troy 28 St. Bernard 20, Cin. Oyler 0 St. Bernard Roger Bacon 62, Cin. N. College Hill 28 St. Paris Graham 59, Spring. Cath. Cent. 12 Steubenville 28, Cle. Benedictine 17 Steubenville Cath. Cent. 48, New Matamoras Frontier 19 Stewart Federal Hocking 40, Waterford 0 Stow-Munroe Falls 35, Kent Roosevelt 14 Struthers 35, Cortland Lakeview 14 Sylvania Northview 34, Tol. Waite 20 Temperance Bedford, Mich. 56, Tol. St. Francis 25 Thompson Ledgemont 42, Newbury 6 Thornville Sheridan 55, Zanesville W. Muskingum 12 Tiffin Columbian 7, Maumee 0 Tipp City Bethel 42, Union City Mississinawa Valley 24 Tipp City Tippecanoe 42, Greenville 14 Tol. Bowsher 22, Holland Springfield 20 Tol. Cent. Cath. 35, Sylvania

Southview 17 Tol. Rogers 18, Day. Dunbar 8 Toronto 35, Bridgeport 14 Upper Sandusky 28, Attica Seneca E. 27 Urbana 54, New Lebanon Dixie 21 Utica 38, Howard E. Knox 30 Vandalia Butler 14, New Carlisle Tecumseh 10 Vienna Mathews 35, E. Palestine 27 Vincent Warren 20, Marietta 13 W. Alexandria Twin Valley S. 40, Bradford 0 W. Chester Lakota W. 21, Cin. Glen Este 18 W. Liberty-Salem 42, Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan 12 W. Salem NW 35, Sullivan Black River 12 Wadsworth 14, Wooster 13 Warren Champion 36, Conneaut 19 Warren Harding 21, Warren Howland 16 Warren JFK 34, Leavittsburg LaBrae 14 Washington C.H. Miami Trace 35, Wilmington 17 Wauseon 34, Napoleon 21 Wayne, W.Va. 63, Chesapeake 7 Wellsville 41, Salineville Southern 0 Westerville N. 42, Newark 35 Westlake 20, Bay Village Bay 14 Wheelersburg 39, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant 20 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 42, Tol. Start 8 Willoughby S. 42, Mayfield 41, OT Wintersville Indian Creek 12, E. Liverpool 6 Worthington Kilbourne 44, Thomas Worthington 7 Xenia 31, Bellbrook 13 Youngs. East 46, Cle. Lincoln W. 0 Youngs. Liberty 42, Niles McKinley 33 Youngs. Mooney 42, Youngs. Boardman 14 Zanesville 55, Cols. South 14 Zanesville Maysville 28, New Lexington 6 Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley 21, Coshocton 7 Saturday’s Scores Bishop Donahue, W.Va. 59, Hannibal River 21 Bowerston Conotton Valley 12, Bellaire St. John 6 Caledonia River Valley 41, Marion Harding 14 Can. McKinley 35, Sir Frederick Banting, Ontario 0 Cin. McNicholas 66, Oakridge Secondary, Ontario 0 Cin. Moeller 45, Cov. Catholic, Ky. 7 Circleville Logan Elm 54, Williamsport Westfall 8 Crooksville 60, Zanesville Rosecrans 0 Fremont St. Joseph 21, Sandusky St. Mary 0 Garfield Hts. Trinity 39, Cle. Rhodes 6 Gates Mills Gilmour 49, Burton Berkshire 7 Hudson WRA 46, Elyria Open Door 12 Indpls Marshall, Ind. 14, Cin. Hughes 7 Kettering Alter 34, Guerin Catholic, Ind. 3 Lakewood St. Edward 63, Akr. Buchtel 8 Lucasville Valley 35, Van Buren 14 Madonna, W.Va. 33, Tuscarawas Cent. Cath. 6 Mentor Lake Cath. 35, Youngs. Ursuline 27 Miami Valley Christian Academy 22, Troy Christian 20

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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) For the next month, relations with others will be smoother and friendlier. Intimate relations will be affectionate and sexy. Gifts and goodies might come to you! TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Fair Venus is moving opposite your sign today to stay for the next month, smoothing all your relations with partners and close friends. Artistic people will come into your life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Relations with co-workers will improve in the next month. Ask for support from others. You also might want to make your workplace look more attractive. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Slip away on a vacation if you can, because you want to party during the next six weeks. Pleasure, fun and games, the arts, sports events and playful times with children will be tops on your menu. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) During the next month, you will redecorate your digs and make where you live look more attractive. In fact, the next six weeks are perfect for entertaining! VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Writers, teachers, actors and salespeople will be smooth and diplomatic during the next six weeks, because Venus will sweeten your speech. It's a good time to make money from writing! LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) The next month is excellent for business and commerce. However, you might spend too much money on beautiful things -- clothes, jewelry and art. It's so tempting. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Fair Venus moves into your sign today, where it will stay for the next month. This window of time is perfect to shop for wardrobe goodies, because you like what you see in the mirror. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Secret love affairs will be taking place for some of you in the next six weeks. Others will escape the limelight by hiding and seeking solitude. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A friend might become a lover in the month ahead. Certainly, all your relations with others will be particularly warm and cozy. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) People in authority might approach you in the next month for advice about creative projects. They'll ask about design, layout, furniture arrangement, gardening -- whatever. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Travel for pleasure will delight you in the coming month. In fact, some of you might strike up a long-distance romantic relationship. YOU BORN TODAY You excel at what you do, but you don't want to call attention to yourself, because you like to fit in. You're passionate about what you do and always give it your best. (In this respect, you sometimes find it difficult to strike a happy balance between work and family or play.) Look for ways to learn something new this year. You'll be glad you did. Birthdate of: Jean Vanier, philosopher/humanitarian; Mary Oliver, poet; Roger Maris, baseball slugger.






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NAACP president to step down in December BRETT ZONGKER Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who is credited with boosting finances at the nation’s largest civil rights organization and helping to stabilize it, said Sunday that he plans to step down at the end of the year. The Baltimore-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said that its rosters of online activists and donors have grown tremendously during his five-year tenure. Jealous was the group’s youngest-ever leader when he was hired as its president at age 35 in 2008. In a written statement Sunday, Jealous, now 40, said he plans to pursue teaching at a university and wants to spend time with his young family. “The NAACP has always been the largest civil rights organization in the streets, and today it is also the largest civil rights organization online, on mobile and at the ballot box

too,” Jealous said. “I am proud to leave the association financially sound, sustainable, focused, and more powerful than ever.” Jealous plans to step down on Dec. 31. His departure plans were first reported by USA Today, which said he was in the first year of a three-year contract. Jealous told the newspaper he also plans to start a political action committee to raise money to elect diverse progressive candidates to public office, though not necessarily only Democrats. During President Barack Obama’s first campaign, Jealous said he teamed with others to create a fundraising group that raised $10 million to help elect the first black president. Jealous is credited with improving the NAACP’s finances and donor base over the past five years. In the year before Jealous arrived, the NAACP cut its national staff by a third. Also that year, former NAACP president Bruce Gordon abruptly resigned because of differences with the group’s

64-member board. The group said its donors have increased from 16,000 people giving each year to more than 132,000 under his leadership. During Jealous’s tenure, the NAACP also has embraced gay rights in a historic vote to endorse same-sex marriage in May 2012. “Civil marriage is a civil right and a matter of civil law,” the group said, citing the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause. Jealous told The Associated Press recently that a broader coalition is needed to fight the civil rights battles of the 21st century. “Last century we needed lawyers; this century we need big, broad coalitions,” he said. “When extremists decide to attack all our communities, they must hope that there will be infighting. But we have stood all for one and one for all. That is how we will win.” An NAACP spokesman said Jealous was not available for an interview until a formal announcement on Monday.

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Tokyo 2020 Games shot in the arm for aging nation ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — A half-century after the 1964 Tokyo games heralded Japan’s reemergence from destruction and defeat in World War II, the city’s triumphant bid to host the 2020 games is giving this aging nation a chance to revive both its sagging spirits and its stagnating economy. “In most competitions, if you don’t win a gold medal, you can also win maybe a bronze one,” Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose told reporters in Buenos Aires after the International Olympic Committee chose his city to host the 2020 summer games. “In this battle, there was only the gold.” Hundreds of Japanese athletes and officials gathered downtown for the early morning announcement shouted “Banzai!” jumping up and down and hugging in unusually demonstrative reactions to the announcement the International Olympic Committee had opted for Tokyo’s guarantees of safety and stability, despite the festering nuclear crisis in its northeast. Japan’s capital defeated Istanbul in the final round of voting at the International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos Aires, after Madrid was eliminated in the first round. The decision suggests IOC members were convinced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reassurances that radiation leaks from the nuclear plant wrecked in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster pose no threat to Tokyo or the games. The 1964 games were relatively bare bones by today’s standards. “There were no facilities, no food to eat; no

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, fourth from left, and Tokyo’s Governor Naoki Inose, third from left, celebrate with other members of the Tokyo delegation after the International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge announced that Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.

barbells; no place to practice. That was what it was like,” said Yoshinobu Miyake, a featherweight weightlifting gold medalist at the 1964 games who recalls walking the streets of Tokyo with a crooked barbell in hand, looking for a place to practice. “But still, we had to win — so it was a country that managed to go on with just a hungry spirit, a Japanese spirit,” he said. To prepare for the 1964 games, Japan rushed to build expressways and introduced its first highspeed “Shinkansen” bullet trains. The games won it worldwide recognition for its growing affluence and economic power, and were a turning point for the country’s athletics, as it captured 16 golds, 29 medals in total, trailing only the United States and Soviet Union. This time, many here

consider the Olympics a symbol of recovery both from economic stagnation and from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that left more than 19,000 people dead or missing on Japan’s northeast coast. “From here on, things will get better,” said Yoko Kurahashi, 65, whose high school was just across the street from Tokyo’s Metropolitan Gymnasium, the site for the 1964 games gymnastics and water polo competitions. “This will help invigorate us,” Kurohashi said as she stood outside Tokyo city hall with her 94-year-old mother-inlaw watching hundreds of other Tokyo residents celebrating with gold streamers and balloons. Japan is counting on the games to boost both the economy and morale. Two decades after its economic ascent was cut

short by the bursting of its financial bubble, its population shrinking and rapidly aging, it can use all the help it can get, said Yukio Takahashi, who was jubilant as he took his morning walk with his wife in a suburban park that was a main 1964 Olympic venue. “This will help us to not lose confidence,” Takahashi said. “It gives us a goal, something to strive for.” Surveys showed 70 percent of Tokyoites favored the bid. Hosting the 2020 games could yield positive economic effects of over 4 trillion yen ($40.4 billion) and create more than 150,000 jobs, according to some estimates, more than half of it new demand for construction, sales of Olympics-related goods and purchases of new televisions and other appliances.

Hosting the Olympics offers a strong excuse for pork-barrel-style construction projects. In reality, greater Tokyo, home to 35 million people, is facing a major overhaul of its aging infrastructure anyway, nowhere more so than in crumbling sports venues due to be refurbished for the 2020 Games. The government hopes to boost visits by foreign tourists to 30 million a year by then, from the 8.36 million who came to Japan last year. Improving consumer confidence is vital for the success of Abe’s economic recovery strategy, which hinges on stimulating inflation by pumping more money into the economy, keeping interest rates near zero and improving Japan’s competitiveness through a wide range of reforms. Already, Olympics hopes have lifted share

prices in construction, real estate and tourismrelated companies. Whether the Olympics, seven years away, would bring the sort of boost needed right now remains to be seen. Unless Japanese companies, long wary of betting on a shrinking domestic market, step up investments and raise wages, price hikes are more likely to discourage rather than spur more spending in the long run. The ultimate economic impact from holding the games varies from city to city. The 2008 games were a strong plus for Beijing, yielding an impressive new airport, subway lines and other welcome infrastructure. London’s 2012 games likewise were a boost for the British economy. But the Bird’s Nest stadium, the centerpiece of the 2008 games, stands neglected as a $500 million souvenir. In Athens, many of the venues from the 2004 Olympics are desolate and weed-infested, and the Greek economy is in crisis. Although Japan has a national debt amounting to twice the size of its economy, Tokyo itself has a $4.5 billion “reserve fund” for infrastructure projects for the games. Japan’s status as the world’s thirdbiggest economy and its strong links to Olympic sponsors were additional strengths. The huge Asian market was another draw for the IOC. Such assets outweighed concerns over leaks of radioactive water from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant. But they also will add to pressures on Tokyo to resolve the crisis. “We have made promises,” Abe said after the decision. “Now we have a responsibility to meet those expectations.”

Report: NSA can access most smartphone data FRANK JORDANS Associated Press

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Pakistan’s outgoing President Asif Ali Zardari waves as he leaves following a farewell ceremony at President House in Islamabad, Pakistan. Zardari is stepping down Sunday at the end of his five year term, becoming the first democratically elected president in the country’s history to complete his full tenure in office.

Pakistani president steps down as his five-year term ends ASIF SHAHZAD Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari stepped down Sunday at the end of his five-year term, becoming the first democratically elected president in the country’s history to complete his full term in office. At a ceremony at the presidency shown live on state television, an honor guard bid farewell to a smiling Zardari. His successor, Mamnoon Hussain, is scheduled to be sworn in Monday. Zardari rose to power after assassination of his wife, two-time Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, in a gun and bomb attack in Dec. 2007. Analysts count his government’s completion of a full term in a hostile political environment to his credit, as well as his strong stance against Islamic militancy.

However, economic mismanagement and a failure to tackle the country’s energy crisis hurt Zardari’s popularity, they say. In an interview with local channel Geo TV to be aired on Monday, Zardari talked about “lost opportunities” and admitted that the economy could have been better managed. He said: “More work could have been done.” Zardari said he took pride in the rewriting and amendments made to the country’s constitution. Various Pakistani military dictators made changes over the years to the constitution to suit to their whims. During the interview, Zardari smoked an electronic cigarette and looked relaxed. One scene showed him feeding his cat. Hussain, a textile businessman from the newly elected government of

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is set to replace Zardari as president. He is a longtime member of Sharif ’s PML-N and served as governor of Sindh for about four months in 1999. Otherwise, he has not been a prominent figure in national politics. Despite the homey ease of his television interview, Zardari has been a contentious figure as president and has often battled with both the powerful army and the Supreme Court. His other major accomplishments include transferring power in democratic elections in a country plagued by military coups. Pakistani army dictators ruled for most of the country’s 66-year history. He also agreed to a constitutional amendment that transferred many of the president’s powers to the prime minister, leaving his position as largely ceremonial.

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. National Security Agency is able to crack protective measures on iPhones, BlackBerry and Android devices, giving it access to users’ data on all major smartphones, according to a report Sunday in German news weekly Der Spiegel. The magazine cited internal documents from the NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ in which the agencies describe setting up dedicated teams for each type of phone as part of their effort to gather intelligence on potential threats such as terrorists. The data obtained this way includes contacts, call lists, SMS traffic, notes and location information, Der Spiegel reported. The documents don’t indicate that the NSA is conducting mass surveillance of phone users but rather that these techniques are used to eavesdrop on specific individuals, the magazine said. The article doesn’t explain how the magazine obtained the documents, which are described as “secret.” But one of its authors is Laura Poitras, an American filmmaker with close contacts to NSA leaker Edward Snowden who has published several articles about the NSA in Der Spiegel in recent weeks. The documents outline how, starting in May 2009, intelligence agents were unable to access some information on BlackBerry phones for

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In this picture taken Sept. 7, 2013, activists protest with posters during the demonstration in Berlin. German news weekly Der Spiegel reports that the U.S. National Security Agency can access users’ data on all major smartphones. This data includes contacts, call lists, SMS traffic, notes and location data.

about a year after the Canadian manufacturer began using a new method to compress the data. After GCHQ cracked that problem, too, analysts celebrated their achievement with the word “Champagne,” Der Spiegel reported. The magazine printed several slides alleged to have come from an NSA presentation referencing the film “1984,” based on George Orwell’s book set in a totalitarian surveillance state. The slides — which show stills from the film, former Apple Inc. chairman Steve Jobs holding an iPhone, and iPhone buyers celebrating their purchase — are captioned: “Who knew in 1984…that this would

be big brother…and the zombies would be paying customers?” Snowden’s revelations have sparked a heated debate in Germany about the country’s cooperation with the United States in intelligence matters. On Saturday, thousands of people in Berlin protested the NSA’s alleged mass surveillance of Internet users. Many held placards with slogans such as “Stop watching us.” Separately, an incident in which a German police helicopter was used to photograph the roof of the American consulate in Frankfurt has caused a minor diplomatic incident between the two countries.