Page 1



Piqua woman celebrates 105 years

Piqua Daily Call Commitment To Community




Art Walk Best of Show Page 3

Piqua 42, Lima 49 Page 9

The Usual Eccentric Page 4

saturdAY, september 14, 2013

Volume 130, Number 184 $1.25

an award-winning Civitas Media newspaper

Edison: A pioneer in academia This is the third a five-part series of stories highlighting Edison Community College as it celebrates its 40th year of service. Focusing on Edison’s academic programs, information technology, and student services, this piece was written and is being submitted on behalf of Dr. Patti Ross, David Gansz and Scott Burnam, who serve as senior administrators at Edison in those three areas, respectively.

PIQUA — As Ohio’s first general and technical college, Edison Community College was a pioneer in a number of areas, beginning with its academic programs. When the college opened in 1973, six technical programs were developed that led to Associate of Applied Business (Electronics, Drafting and Design, and Architectural/Civil Construction Technology) and Associate of Applied Science

(Accounting, Secretarial Science, and Retail Marketing/ Mid-Management) degrees. Thirty different evening courses were offered in support of these six initial programs when the doors first opened. Today, Edison runs more than 800 course sections to support more than 30 associate degrees and one-year certificates. We now offer degrees in areas that include: Accounting, Business, Computer Information

Technology, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Electrical, Mechanical and Industrial Management Technologies, Nursing, Paralegal, Physical Therapy Assisting and Social Services. Edison’s academic programs undergo systematic reviews, which utilize both internal and external stakeholders to ensure that our programs are See EDISON | Page 2

New firefighter joins PFD Will E Sanders

Staff Writer

PIQUA — The newest addition to the city’s fire department says he’s not even been on the job for one month and he already loves it and the city of Piqua. Daniel Hollatz, 22, who grew up in Enon, is still settling in to his new job as the latest firefighter and medic to join the ranks for the Piqua Fire Department. Hollatz, a 2012 graduate of Sinclair Community College, worked with the Beavercreek Township Fire Department for one year before coming to the city’s fire department. Hollatz decided to apply with the department about two years ago after a member of the department, Capt. Chad Kennedy, told him about it back when he was in high school. “I heard nothing but good things,” Hollatz said. “I’ve always been interested in this. There are a lot of things that go into it; wanting to help people, flexibility of See HOLLATZ | Page 2

Mike Ullery | Staff Photo

Piqua newest firefighter, Daniel Hollatz, drives a department Gator during his shift on Thursday.

Troy man pleads to attempted child molestation Staff report

TROY — A Troy man entered a plea of not contest and was found guilty Friday in common pleas court to two felony charges of attempted gross sexual imposition in a plea agreement with prosecutors. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for Ed Cotrell, 61, of Troy, on Nov. Cotrell 12. Cotrell, who was scheduled to take his case to trial next week, was originally charged with two counts of rape, a firstdegree felony, last October stemming from interaction he had with a child under the age of 10. For his conviction of attempted gross sexual imposition Cotrell faces up to 18 months in prison and will be labeled as a tier II sex offender, which means he would have to register as such in the county where he resides, works or receives an education bi-annually for a period of 25 years. Authorities said Cotrell committed the crime at a county park twice in the last two years. Deputies with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office arrested Cotrell after police began investigating allegations of sexual misconduct. Sheriff’s Detective Dominic Burnside, who made the arrest and conducted the investigation, said Cotrell knew the victim. “This was not a stranger assault,” he said. According to his indictment, Cotrell committed the offense against a female child between Nov. 16, 2010, and July 3, 2012.

Collaboration effort to study 99 miles of the Great Miami River Bethany J. Royer

Staff Writer

PIQUA — Benton MacKaye, one of the founder’s of the Appalachian Trail that spans an approximate 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine and took the hard work of hundreds if not thousands of volunteers to develop, implement, and continually maintain, once expressed

Index Classified.................... 14-15 Opinion.............................. 4 Comics............................ 13 Entertainment................. 5 Milestones........................ 7 Business........................... 6 Local................................. 3 Obituaries........................ 2 Sports........................... 9-11 Weather............................. 3


7 4 8 2 5

6 2 1 0 1


the trail as being, “larger than any single personality.” In other words, it takes team work and team effort to see the fruition of an enormous vision, a mindset mirrored and echoed by 15 local governments who have come together, along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or USACE, to study a 99-mile span of the Great Miami River. Their vision — to aid one another in the development and utilization of the river’s many amenities. “It’s probably the best example of a regional collaboration on a project that has the tremendous potential to impact

the quality of life in this region,” said Chris Schmiesing, city planner and point-of-contact for Piqua in their part of the USACE study. At a cost of $250,000 and due to take an approximate 12-months, and will take a close look at what participating communities already have to offer in terms of existing parks, waterrecreation opportunities and connections. “Then figure out how we can better leverage what one community is doing with the next community,” Schmiesing said. The idea is to create synergy, or a sum of all parts creating a great-

er whole so that each community is not only enhancing the river at a local level but packaging it in such a manner as to be marketed in a regional aspect. So if the city of Miamisburg makes a contribution to their portion of the river, hthe cities of Piqua, Sidney, or Troy, as an example, can either contribute in respects to —or benefit from— in return. The Ohio’s Great Corridor Association (OGCA) is the” lightening rod agency” behind the study, according to Schmiesing, with the city of Piqua a member. “They are the core group that’s really brought forth this idea on

regional focus of development,” said Schmiesing of the OGCA that has four river corridor goals: To develop city waterfronts, promote recreation and tourism, perserve farmland, and protect open spaces, with a focus to better connect one community to the next.”If you do something in Piqua on the river, then float down to Troy, you want to be able to do something there.” With passage of a resolution earlier this week to become a contributor, Montgomery County joins the following communities or agencies in the study: Sidney, Piqua, Troy, Dayton, Riverside, West

Carrollton, Miamisburg, Franklin, Middletown and Hamilton, along with the Miami County Park District, Fiver River MetroParks of Butler County, and the Miami Conservancy District or MCD. MCD will be providing $25,000 towards the study, and $12,000 inkind services as USACE’s local sponsor. Montgomery County will be contributing $50,000, with local communities and metroparks together contributing $38,000, according to information provided by Brenda Gibson, public relations manager, MCD. USACE is contributing $125,000 in services.

US 36 Beautification project to begin PIQUA — The U.S. 36 (E. Ash Street) Beautification Project from just west of Scott Drive to Looney Rd. is scheduled to begin Monday. This project will include the installation of concrete curb along the existing medians, the installation of trees

and plantings throughout the corridor, the upgrading of the pedestrian crossing at the Scott Drive/E. Ash Street intersection, and the installation of new decorative street lights. At least one through lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at

all times throughout the duration of the project. The anticipated completion date is Nov. 30 with some seeding and plantings to occur next spring, depending on the weather. The contract was awarded to Double Jay Construction, Inc.

out of Englewood. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone area.

For home delivery, call 773-2725



2 Saturday, September 14, 2013


Obituaries David A. Phyillaier CASSTOWN — David Hendricks, Kaleb and A. Phyillaier, 68, of Madison Winks, Trinity Casstown, passed away Battson, Braxton Angert, Thursday, Sept. 12, Donovan McKenzie, and 2013, at his residence. Alaina Grube. In addition to his parDavid was born March ents, David was 22, 1945, in Troy, preceded in death to the late Glen by one brotherF. and Dorothea in-law, Marshall M. (Stoner) Wells. Phyillaier. His David was a wife of 49 years, graduate of Miami Marla J. (Gross) East Schools in Phyillaier, sur1964, and attended vives. technical school He also is sur- Phyillaier vived by his fourchildren for electrical and air conand their spouses, Melissa ditioning training. He was a member Hart of Tipp City, Melody and Scott McKenzie of St. of Casstown United Paris, Dennis and Tammy Methodist Church, and Phyillaier of Beaver, Utah, the Troy Fish & Game and Douglas and Amy Club. He enjoyed farming, Phyillaier of Fletcher; camping, and spending brother and sister-in-law, time with his grandchilFred and Kathy Phyillaier dren. David retired after 45 of Tipp City; six sisters and brothers-in-law, years as an electrician at Alice Wells of Casstown, the former Gum Products. Services will be held Betty and Willard “Doc” Sturgeon of Huntsville, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Ala., Mary Reed of Troy, at Baird Funeral Home, Judy Lux of Troy, Sue and Troy, with the Rev. David officiating. JB Gibson of Troy, and Ramming Janet and Dan Roop of Interment will follow Thackery; brother-in-law, in Casstown Cemetery, Rick Gross; 12 grand- Casstown. Friends may children, April (Matt) call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 Hendricks, Heather Hart, p.m. Monday at the funerTiffany Hart, Joseph al home. Memorial contribu(Becky) McKenzie, Jennifer (Chris) Angert, tions may be made to the Carson McKenzie, Travis American Cancer Society, Phyillaier, Erika Phyillaier, 2808 Reading Road, Ashton Grube, Sierra Cincinnati, OH 45206. Friends may express King, Shane Phyillaier, Christopher Phyillaier; condolences to the family and eight great-grandchil- through www.bairdfunerdren, Ryan and Hailey

John W. Graham Sr. PIQUA — John W. Graham Sr., 55, of Piqua, died at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at his residence. He was born Sept. 7, 1958, in Piqua, to the late Vincent O. and Bessie M. (Weldy) Graham. Mr. Graham is survived by two daughters, Sunshine Graham of Dayton and Amanda Graham Graham of Piqua; a son, John W. Graham Jr. of North Ridgeville; four grandchildren, Jace, Charlene, Jaiden, and Kaylynne; a sister, Jackie Culver of Troy; and a brother, Joe Graham of Russells Point; numerous nieces and nephews; and many

friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Jimmy Graham; a sister, Patricia Wysong; and a grandson, Jonathan Allis. John was a graduate of Middletown High School and had served in the Army National Guard. A visitation to honor his life will be conducted from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through j a m i e s o n a n d ya n n u c c i . com.

Charles W. Hall PIQUA — Charles W. Hall Jr., 67, of Piqua, died at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Tazewell, Va. on Sept. 17, 1945, to the late Charles W. and Reba (Lawson) Hall Sr. On Oct. 10, 1964, in Piqua, he married Janet E. Rue. She survives. Charles also is survived by four Hall daughters and sons-inlaw, Melissa and C. J. Leonard, Angela and Scott Johnson and Janel and Dale Taylor, all of Piqua, and Kimberly and Dave Wehner of Grovetown, Ga.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lillian and Kenneth McLaughlin of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Margaret and Glen Rohr of Bradford; one sister, Sarah Greenfield; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Charles W.

“Chuck: Hall III. Charles was a member of AMVETS 24 in Dayton. He worked for French Oil in Piqua for 13 years and Andrew Plocher Sons in Dayton for seven years. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua with Chaplain Ed Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373 or American Cancer Society, Southwestern Regional Office, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers. com.

Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home 773-1647 • Piqua

“Let us help give you peace of mind at a very difficult time.” Brian A. Sowers Funeral Director CFSP

40492597 • Piqua Daily Call

Margaret Teeters PIQUA — Margaret Donavee Teeters of Piqua went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at 8:25 a.m. Born Oct. 3, 1919, in Fort Recovery, Margaret was a daughter of the late Wilbur J. and Alberta Beatrice (Stoner) Snyder. She is survived by her husband, John H. Teeters of Teeters Piqua, whom she married Aug. 14, 1939. Together they raised four children, Martha Sue (Glenn) Kable of San Antonio, Texas, Mike (Jeannie) Teeters of Piqua, Richard (Charlene) Teeters of Short Hills, N.J.,and Jan (Chuck) Wintrow of Piqua. Margaret was a loving grandmother to nine grandchildren, Gwen (Ted) Rigdon of San Antonio, Texas, Jonathon (Karen) Kable of St. Claire, Wis., Rhonda (Chris) Baker of Troy, Micah (Kristi) Teeters of Fletcher, Aaron Teeters of Hollywood, Calif., Christopher (Dawn) Teeters of Birmingham, Ala., Stephanie (Isaac) Welsh of Summit, N.J.,

Nick (Jen) Davis of Springboro, and Amanda (Bryan) Penny of Piqua. She also is survived by 20 great-grandchildren and four greatg re at- g ra n d c h i l dren, many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Margaret was a 1937 graduate of Fort Recovery High School. She was a member of Union Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Union Baptist Church, 1833 E. Peterson Road, Troy, with the Rev. Dale Adkins presiding. Burial will follow in Fletcher Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, at SuberShively Funeral Home, 201 W. Main St., Fletcher. Memorial donations may be made to Union Baptist Church, 1833 E. Peterson Road, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.

Martha A. Moyer PIQUA — Martha A. Moyer, 97, of Piqua, died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Sterling House of Troy, Troy. She was born in Lockington, on Nov. 23, 1915, to the late Stanley and Fay (Rasor) Stewart. On Aug. 21, 1937, in Lockington, she married Thomas B. Moyer. He preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 2004. Martha is survived by one son, Dan Moyer of Piqua; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Thomas Polhamus of Troy and Margie and Michael Locker of Losantville, Ind.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and four great-greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by one

son, Ted Moyer; two sisters; one brother; and one great-grandson. Martha graduated from Houston High School, Houston, in 1933. She was a loving homemaker. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Memorial contributions may be made to Lockington Volunteer Fire Department, 10363 Museum Trail, Piqua, OH 45356 or Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers. com.

Margaret Null LAURA — Margaret (Maggie) Null, 80, of Laura, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born Feb. 2, 1933, in Pleasant Hill, to Ralph and Edyth Trost. She was a 1952 graduate of Newton High School and married the love of her life, David Null a few days later. Margaret was proceded in death by her parents; her husband; brothers, Carl and Allyn Trost; sister Jean Trost. She leaves behind her children, Kay Miles, Marsha Burke, Scott (Candy) Null and Penny Parmenter; grandchildren, Jeffery (Stephanie) Baird, Angela (Dan) Perrine, Jonathan Burke, Jennifer Burke and Charlie Parmenter; great-grandchildren, Corey Baird, Brooklyn

Robinson, Michael and Madyson Burke; sister, Thelma (Wayne) Leonard; and a sister-in-law, Esther Trost; and several nieces, nephews and the Null clan because the day she married Dave, his family became her’s. Margaret worked at several local restaurants, the last being Kevin’s Place. She loved to travel, fish and camp, was a past member of American Legion Post 487 and Laura Fireman’s Auxiliary. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton with Pastor Robert Kurtz officiating, burial to follow at Miami Memorial park, Covington. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Hale-Sarver. If so desired, contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.

Death Notices Elsie E. Sweigart PIQUA — Elsie E. Sweigart, 92, of Piqua, died at 2:07 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Sterling House of Piqua. Arrangements are being handled by MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua.

Mary Goldschmidt Goldschmidt, Mary of Tipp City passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester,MN. Arrangements are pending at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

Obituary Policy Please send obituary notices by email to Notices must be received by 3 p.m. the day prior to publication. There are no Sunday or Tuesday editions of the Piqua Daily Call. For more information, call 937-773-2721. Obituaries submitted by family members must be paid prior to publication.

From page 1 schedule and the camaraderie among crew members.” Hollatz officially began his job Aug. 19 and in the last month he has been learning the ropes as the new guy at the fire department. “I have such a good impression of this department,” he said. “They really care about each other and care about their jobs and the citizens. It’s all been positive. This is a good city. … I really like the camaraderie. It’s nice knowing these guys are there for you, that they have your back. It’s a good environment to be around.” Hollatz said he plans to moving to the city in the near future and said he feels “fortunate and blessed” to have found a job with the Piqua Fire Department. The hiring of Hollatz fills an open spot on the department that was created through another firefighter retiring. In a related note, at the end of last year the fire department secured a $1 million grant from the SAFER grant program that allowed for six new firefighters/ paramedics to join the department. Department officials said the grant and the six firefighters secured through it has had several benefits, including a reduction in overtime and solved many staffing issues.

Edison From page 1 academically rigorous, and relevant to the needs of the businesses and industries who hire our graduates. In the 21st century, however, rigor and relevance must be accompanied by the right delivery method. In addition to maintaining strong commitment to our brick-andmortar classroom delivery, Edison also offers programs and courses completely online and in a hybrid online/in-person format. In order for all of this instruction to work, in multiple delivery formats and across so varied a set of programs, Edison has to employ the best and most current technology and learning resources. Back when the college’s ‘original six’ academic programs were launched, rotary telephones, handwritten memos, and letters produced on typewriters were standard. Now Edison is a leader in the electronic information age. Edison’s course listing is available on the internet, allowing current and prospective students to devise schedules and register for classes through its website. Applicants receive Edison e-mail accounts, and can log on to the Edison network at their leisure. Via OhioLINK, students and faculty can order books from any University in the state and have them delivered within days. They can search one hundred research databases from home or on campus, and save articles to their laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Every Edison class has an online course site, where discussions take place and documents reside, and many classes now use electronic textbooks. Although technology is an excellent aid to student persistence, Edison also offers tutoring in the learning center for those times when students need more individualized attention in certain content areas. Edison allows students and visitors to browse the web with their own wireless devices or on computers in the Internet Café, Library, and Learning Center. “Smart” classrooms are outfitted with PCs and projectors. Several classrooms allow teleconferencing, so Faculty members can teach in Piqua while their students are present at the Darke County campus in Greenville, or vice versa. The telephone system is part of the computing network, so all voice messages are sent as recordings attached to e-mails. All campus information, from student records, to human resources files, to departmental budgets are handled through a master database, integrating all areas of the college. Just as Edison has always invested in new technologies to help ensure student success, it has also done the same to ensure a broad range of student services. Edison’s student services encompass two distinct functions: getting students enrolled and helping them succeed. Enrollment consists of applying, placement testing, meeting with an adviser, attending orientation, registering for classes and making payment. For most students, payment is made in part or total using financial aid. Student success services take over once students become acquainted with their first semester of classes and include success and academic advising, accommodative services, academic alerts, and student life and athletics. Most recently, the way students navigate Edison’s services has undergone a major transformation. Students no longer have to be shuffled among multiple staff members to get basic needs met. Employing a ‘personal shopper’ approach, many services are now delivered by front line and phone staffs who meet upwards of 80 percent of student needs. They are supported by service area experts who help when the need is too deep or requires more time to solve. This is just a snapshot of what Edison offers by way of academic programs, cutting edge technological resources, and student services, but those are hollow concepts unless executed by caring employees. Regardless of where students interact with faculty and staff at Edison, in these areas of others, they will find people deeply committed to student success and who believe in the quality, value, and opportunity that Edison provides. Next week, the series will take a look at the work of the Edison Foundation and learn about its support of the college and its students.

Local• Piqua Daily Call

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Doug Eblen of Celina wins Best of Show in Piqua Fine Art Show PIQUA — One of the largest art shows in the region, the 21st Annual Piqua Fine Art Show, hosted by Piqua Arts Council awarded Doug Eblen of Celina the Best of Show Award on Thursday during their Gala Awards Reception. Overall Ed Thornburg, juror, selected 22 award winners in six different categories with business and community leaders selecting another 40 winners for special honorable mentions. Eblen’s Best of Show piece was titled “Robins Eggs.” “The light, the shadows, it’s just nice when someone goes that extra bit in a painting,” Thornburg said. “I felt myself drawn to it more than once.” The awards didn’t end there. First Place Awards went to Chloe McEldowney for her drawing “Conte Self Portrait,” Steven S. Walker for his painting “Thoughts - Study,” Eblen for his water color “Blueberry Delight,” Jeff Doseck for his photograph “Smoking Out Back,” Gary Hovey for his sculpture “Busy Beaver,” and Chloe McEldowney for her mixed media piece, “Giving Me These Bones of Gold.” Second Place Awards went to William Kennedy for his drawing “Autumn Pathway,” Kathy A. Moore for her painting, “Looking into the Eye,” Yuki Hall for her water color “Commuters

in Detroit - Study,” Mary Frances Rodriguez for her photograph “Abundance,” Jim Delange for his blown glass piece “Striped Flat Vase,” and Ralph Stuckman for his ceramic tile piece “Winter Scene.” Third Place Awards went to Meghan Hager for her pen and ink drawing “Belgian Pair,” Jill Hampshire for her painting “Intermediate #2,” Meghan Hager for her watercolor “Aussie,” Jim Dawson for his photograph “The Spot,” Betsy Williamson for her sculpture, “Waiting,” and Anna Fisher for her tapestry, “Earth Meets Sky.” Honorable Mention Awards went to Kathy A Moore and Isaac Smith for their drawings, “Circular Still Life with Self Portrait” and “Florentine Violinist,” Lindsay Cooper and Steven S. Walker for their paintings, “Poppy” and “A Charming Winter,” Yuki Hall, Tom Emerine, and Rosemary Kienle for their water colors, “Greektown,” “Aspen Canopy” and “Sentry on Duty,” Jason Benning, Dan Hampshire, and John Pyles for their photographs, “Into the Unknown,” “Birth,” and “Sentinel,” Pamela J Ridenour for her ceramic vase “Vase with Leaves,” and Annie King for her mixed media work, “Safe at Home.” Award Sponsors, Picasso Sponsors Barclay’s


Feels like fall! The heat wave has been broken, and much cooler air is finally here! Expect lows well down into the 40s by this morning. Dry weather is expected for the weekend. High 69, Low 42

Extended Forecast Sunday

Monday Mostly sunny

Partly cloudy

HIGH: 74 LOW: 46

Provided Photo

“Robins Eggs” by Doug Eblen of Celina was named the Best of Show during the Gala Awards Reception held Thursday for the Piqua Arts Council’s 21st Annual Piqua Fine Art Show.

Men’s - Women’s Clothers, Buckeye Insurance Group, Jackson Tube Service, and Mullenbrock and Associates, Van Gogh Sponsors - Eagle Printing and McVety Realty and our Rembrandt Sponsors Dobo’s Delights, Readmore’s Hallmark, The Yannucci Family and Treon’s Barber Shop helped the Arts Council present more than $2,000 in award

money to the winners. The 21st Annual Piqua Fine Art Show, which features 170 pieces, is open to the public as part of the Art Walk Event and will be open through Oct. 4. Stop into Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St., and view the exhibit during regular business hours and submit your choice for the People’s Choice Award.

HIGH: 73 LOW: 53

Bryce Philipps Age: 8 Birthday: Sept. 14, 2005 Parents: Mike and Lisa Philipps of Piqua Siblings: Renner Grandparents: The late Sherry Wackler and Mike Bryce Philipps and Pam Philipps

Air Force Museum to host ‘Oscar Night of Aviation’ DAYTON — The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has announced the lineup of luminaries selected to present each of the four inductees in its Class of 2013 at its 51st Annual Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 4. The black-tie gala, often referred to as America’s “Oscar Night of Aviation,” will take place at the NAHF Learning & Research Center and the adjacent National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton. Presenting Sponsor is the Cessna Aircraft Company. Tickets to the public remain available from the NAHF by advance purchase only. The late C. Alfred “Chief” Anderson is widely recognized as “the father of AfricanAmerican aviation.”

He will be presented for 2013 enshrinement by Colonel Guion S. “Guy” Bluford, USAF (Ret), who became the first AfricanAmerican in space on Aug. 30, 1983, as a mission specialist on STS-8. He flew a total of four Shuttle missions during his NASA career. Accepting Anderson’s honors will be his grand-daughter, Christina Anderson. Major General Patrick H. Brady, US Army (Ret) is a Medal of Honor recipient and acknowledged as the top helicopter pilot of the Vietnam War. General Brady will be presented for 2013 enshrinement by his daughter, former Army Captain Meghan Brady Smith, who served in Germany, Kosovo, Kuwait, and Operation Iraqi Freedom during which she earned the Bronze Star.

Accepting will be General Brady. Navy Capt. Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson, USN (Ret) is a former fighter and test pilot, engineer and veteran of five Shuttle missions as a NASA astronaut. Gibson will be presented for 2013 enshrinement by NASA Administrator, Major General Charles F. Bolden, USMC (Ret). Also a former fighter and test pilot, and NASA astronaut with four Shuttle missions, General Bolden was a crewmate of Gibson’s on STS-61-C in January 1986. Accepting will be Captain Gibson. The late Dwane L. Wallace rescued the Cessna Aircraft Company from bankruptcy in the early 1930’s, guiding it into the largest light aircraft manufacturer in the world during his 41-year career as president, chairman and CEO. Presenting

CASSTOWN — There are many sites and sounds to the fall, including the experience of attending local farmers markets. Several Miami East-MVCTC FFA members are taking advantage of the opportunity to share their hard work and talents with Troy residents each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Cherry Street at the Troy Farmers Market coordinated by Main Street Troy. Junior Miranda Maggart and Sophomore Hannah Wilson are selling their chrysanthemum flowers in a variety of colors. “The flowers are just starting to bloom so my customers will experience the full color,” Wilson said. They purchased small plants, plugs, at the beginning of the summer and potted them in individual pots. Through plenty of water, fertilizer, and timely pruning, they have large and bloom-full plants.

Maggart adds, “I also offer pink pumpkins with 50 percent of my sales going to fund breast cancer research.” Sophomore Kelsey Kirchner makes and sells homemade dog treats. She started her business because of her two favorite loves – baking and pets. She offers her dog treats in a variety of flavors and has recently added cat treats at the request of her customers. Kirchner shares, “I use basic ingredients that are appealing to pets.” She markets her treats through social media and at multiple farmer markets. Kirchner will be applying for a state FFA proficiency award in the future. Lauren Williams is a senior and experienced farmer’s market participant. Known as the “Basil Girl” because of her baggies of fresh basil she offers, she has also expanded her products to include other herbs. “I love farmer’s markets. I

love seeing locally-grown, farmer-owned businesses offering their product to local residents,” said Williams. Williams won the 2012 Ohio FFA Vegetable proficiency award and 2013 Agricultural SalesEntrepreneurship proficiency award. She plans to apply again in the future. Senior Tanner Church recently began marketing firewood. He cuts quality, cured firewood by the bundle or cord. For additional charges he will deliver and stack the firewood. “I enjoy working in the out of doors and working with my customers to assure them a quality product,” Church said. Church has learned to identify various trees and estimate available firewood from timber. He plans to apply for FFA awards in the future. Each FFA member is required to have a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program as continued education beyond their agriculture classes

Wallace for enshrinement will be former Cessna CEO, Jack J. Pelton, EAA Chairman of the Board. Accepting will be one of Wallace’s four daughters, Sarah Bracco. The master of ceremonies will be famed air show announcer Danny Clisham. With more than 40 years in the air show industry, Clisham is a 2007 inductee of the Air Show Hall of Fame. Clisham’s 30,000-plus hours of flying time include serving as captain for a major airline and as a test pilot on the development of the Boeing 747 supertanker. This will mark Clisham’s first time as emcee for the National Aviation Hall of Fame. “The growing roster of stars attending the Hall of Fame celebration on October 4 reads like a who’s who of the air and

space community,” said NAHF Enshrinement Director, Ron Kaplan, noting that Amanda Wright-Lane, great grandniece of enshrinees Orville and Wilbur Wright, will lead a toast to the famous brothers to start the ceremonies. “We’re also looking forward to hosting several former enshrinees who are returning to salute our Class of 2013, among them astronaut Joe Engle (2001), artist Keith Ferris (2012), and Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee (2011).” Seating is limited and a capacity crowd is expected. Patron seats are $150 each and Premium seats are $300 each. The deadline for reservations is Saturday, Sept. 21. For more information or to reserve seats visit or call 937-2560944 ext.10.

FFA members take advantage of farmers market

Fountain Park pedestrian bridge work to begin PIQUA — Work will commence on Monday on the Fountain Park Pedestrial Bridge Rehabilitation Project located over the hydraulic canal in Fountain Park. The city has entered into a contract with L.J. DeWeese Co., Inc., out of Tipp City, for the project. The project consists of raising the existing pedestrian bridge

over the hydraulic canal to allow the bridge to be handicappedaccessible. During the duration of the project, which is scheduled to completed by Oct. 31, the portion of the bike path between Echo Lake Drive and the north cemetery bridge will be closed. All work is weather permitting.

Provided Photo

Miami East sophomore and FFA member Hannah Wilson sells chrysanthemums recently at the Troy Farmers Market on Cherry Street. The market will continue through Sept. 21.

at Miami East High School. The SAE allows FFA members to learn through hands-on experiences and financially gain from their entrepreneurship involvement. Members are encouraged to be engaged and involved in the agriculture industry

throughout and beyond their years in high school. The farmers market experience also helps FFA members at Miami East High School gain experience and reach success. The weekly Troy frmers market will continue through Sept. 21.

Varicose Veins More Than Just A Cosmetic Issue Pain Heaviness/Tiredness Burning/Tingling Swelling/Throbbing Tender Veins

Phlebitis Blood Clots Ankle Sores /Ulcers Bleeding

If you have any of the above, there are effective treatment options, covered by insurances.

Midwest Dermatology, Laser & Vein Clinic

Springboro, OH Troy, OH

Tel: 937-619-0222 Tel: 937-335-2075

Call Today For A Visit With a Vein Specialist Physician. No Referral Needed

40415570 40082645


Piqua Daily Call

Piqua Daily Call

Contact us For more information regarding the Opinion page, contact Editor Susan Hartley at 773-2721, or send an email to

saturdAY, September 14, 2013


Serving Piqua since 1883

Thanks for successful sports apparel sale

“And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.”

(Luke 6:12 AKJV)

The Usual Eccentric

There’s a skeleton in my closet Do you know that suddenly started openpoint in a horror movie ing with a long, drawnwhere suddenly the evi- out creak. There are dence of ghostly activ- certain things a person ity is overwhelming? will do in bed when they That point where even are scared. I always pull the main protagonist any uncovered leg that (usually a hot brunette is draped over the side with fantastic of the bed muscle tone) u n d e r n e at h is convinced the covher home is ers. Getting haunted, but all the way still believes under the that invescovers is a tigating the scared-in-bed mysterious mainstay. I’m thump in the not sure how basement is a that tactically Will e sanders good idea? fairs against And you’re a ghost. I Staff Writer sitting there find it hard watching it saying, to believe a monster “Well, if that was me I’d would be fooled by that. just run straight out of A monster isn’t going to that house!” be like, “There’s nothing This was the very in bed but this human same predicament I was outline in the bed in last night. sheets. Even if that was The scariest thing a human, I can’t kill it. that’s ever happened to He pulled his legs under me in this house went the blankets. That’s my down and it reeked of one and only weakness.” the paranormal. I was I want to talk about so scared that I almost responsibilities of mardid something I haven’t riage for a moment. done since I was a tod- When we exchanged dler — I nearly soiled vows we agreed to a lot my undergarments of stuff, but many things simultaneously. weren’t decided. Those I confess, I’m a huge details are sorted out scaredy-cat. later, specifically, which I have this bedroom side of the bed you sleep closet that has an old on. I’m on the scary side rickety lock on the door. the bed. I am on the When I moved in here side of the bed closest to a decade ago I couldn’t the creepy closet door, open the closet door which is why it is my for days because of the responsibility for shuthumidity. Every time I ting it at night. tried to open the door it I get scared each time seemed like a force was I slowly tiptoe toward pulling on knob from the door to close it inside the closet. again. I usually wake Gives me goose bumps Christine up before I just thinking about it, do it, too. I’m not sure but that door has never why. I guess if a set of done that since. outstretched arms pulls In the last year the me into the darkness of door has started open- the closet and slams the ing all by itself. I bet door that it will give most of you think I’m Christine enough time crazy, that I am not real- to escape and survive. izing I might have a Despite how thoughtdrafty home and that’s ful it is, she still tries causing the rustic lock to scare me each time. to release and causing (That’s all right because the door to slowly swing I know what scares her. forward. That’s nothing I love hiding dead wolf to wet yourself about, spiders all around the you’re thinking. house in places where To which I reply: Um, I know she will come well that’s fine I guess. across the arachnid So you don’t mind if I corpses.) shack up at your ghostI know it’s probably free house then, you my overactive imaginaknow, until this whole tion, but I’m going to closet poltergeist thing start barricading the blows over? Oh, what’s door shut each night that? You do mind? Well, with the clothes hamper. why don’t you just shut And make sure both your mouth then! of my legs are fully covHere’s the weird thing ered up at night. though. The door has only been opening all by To contact Will E Sanders email him at itself when I wake up in To learn more Will E Sanders, to read past the middle of the night. about columns or to read features by other Last night when I Creators Syndicate writers and carwoke up I looked to see toonists, visit the Creators Syndicate if it was ajar and then it website at

Moderately Confused


Why Obama failed on Syria While a lot about Syria remains ibility and influence. Future tyrants in unsettled, one fact is clear: President future crises could decide there’s no Obama has failed to convince the pub- penalty for gassing civilians. Those are all good arguments. But lic, and the Congress, that attacking the Assad regime is a good idea. they’re not working. As the White The administration has generated a House’s selling campaign has accelflood of briefings and hearings, speech- erated, its support has diminished. es and interviews, tweets and texts. No Several national polls, taken before the platform has gone unused, no president’s speech, all found argument unmade. that almost two-thirds of The president even delivAmericans oppose an attack. ered a rare prime-time address In a New York Times/CBS from the White House. But survey, 79 percent said that Team Obama continues to the administration has not violate two basic principles of “clearly explained what the political communications. U.S. goals are in Syria” and Start with the message the president admitted before broadcast on all those plathis speech that “the polls are forms. At its core, it’s been not going to change.” Cokie Roberts mixed and muddled. As he told a group of Early in the campaign, for Republican senators, “I’m Columnist example, Obama told PBS good, but not that good.” that if he did act, he would “take limThat skepticism is reflected on Capitol ited, tailored approaches” that would, Hill as well. Rep. Loretta Sanchez of somehow, also be “clear and decisive.” California, a senior Democrat on the But his statements have done more to Homeland Security Committee, spoke confuse people than convince them. for many uneasy lawmakers when He’s been trying to say two contradic- she told NBC: “I haven’t heard that tory things at the same time, and that Assad wants to use weapons against seldom works. us. I haven’t heard that he wants to use The second principle violated by the weapons against our allies, that he’s administration was even more damag- moving them to terrorist organizations. ing. They’ve failed to show how the So I’m asking, where is the national tyrants in Damascus — as evil as they security issue?” are — directly threaten the security of The Russian proposal to shelve U.S. the United States or its citizens. airstrikes if Syria agrees to turn over We are a high-minded, good-hearted its chemical weapons could be a lifeline nation. In his speech, the president for a president who was likely to lose a emphasized the horrific images of dead showdown in Congress. children, gassed by their own governCrafting a tough U.N. resolution ment, and even urged viewers to watch acceptable to Moscow will be very difthe videos of those barbarities. ficult. But clearly Syrian and American But in the end, politics is about self- leaders have a common interest in a interest. Syria is far away. And a large compromise. majority of Americans remain unconBoth want to avoid getting bombed vinced that their own safety demands — Assad by cruise missiles, Obama by a military response to Assad’s perfidy. Congressional members. The president conceded that weakA week ago it seemed possible that ness in an interview with PBS: “I’m Obama could assemble a winning coalinot sure that we’re ever going to get tion of Democrats who want to protect a majority of the American people — the president, and Republicans who after a decade of war, after what hap- want to protect the presidency. Not pened in Iraq — to say that any military now. And 11 years ago, Obama himself action, particularly in the Middle East, gave the reason for his current predicamakes sense in the absence of some ment. direct threat.” As a freshman senator, Obama His own wife, he admitted, is “very famously said he was not against all wary and suspicious of any action” for wars, just “a dumb war.” And Iraq that very reason. was “dumb” in part because Saddam The president is correct. Syria poses Hussein “poses no imminent and direct no “direct threat” to American inter- threat to the United States or to his ests, only indirect ones. Those indirect neighbors.” threats are certainly real and potentially Many Americans are deciding Syria dangerous, but they are all conditional. would be a “dumb war” for very similar If we don’t act, chemical weapons reasons. That’s a lesson to be learned could fall into the wrong hands and no matter how this crisis eventually could be used against us. Enemies like comes out. Iran and Hezbollah could be emboldened to attack Israel. Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by email at steveThe United States could lose cred-

Letters To the Editor: The Salvation Army would like to say thank you for the support we received for our Summer Feeding Program this year. In its 17th year, the program served over 6,600 meals during an 11-week period from June to August. For those not familiar with the program, we prepare lunch meals for youth ages 1-18

five days a week during the summer when school is out. The meals are then distributed by our mobile canteen at six sites around Piqua and our location at 129 S. Wayne St. This program is made possible y the generous support of the community of Piqua, which gives not only financial support but also gives over 640 volunteer hours to staff

the program. Without community support, the program simply could not exist. Once again we say thank you to all those who donated time and financial support to this very important program. Sincerely, Captains Doug and Bethannie Dolder Lieutenant Annie Buckles The Salvation Army

The First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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

n Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; n John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: (614) 466-9354 n State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: SD05@sen. n State Rep. Richard Adams, 79th District, House of Representatives, The Riffe Center, 77 High St. 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 466-8114, Fax: (614) 719-3979; n Jon Husted, Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad St. 15th floor, Columbus, OH 53266-0418 (877) 767-6446, (614) 466-2655

To the Editor: The Piqua High School Athletic Department sports apparel fundraiser was a huge success, garnering over $3,400, and many thanks are in order. This was the special project of Duane Bachman, who spent countless hours out at the Miami Valley Centre Mall gathering display equipment, opening boxes and sorting through thousands of sports apparel items. Thanks, Duane, for your constant and undying support of the Piqua High School athletic programs and the Piqua community. Any activity must have the support of the local media and we are especially thankful to Rob Kiser and the Piqua Daily Call, Jennifer Welker and Ryan Cool of the Western Ohio Television Consortium and WPTW. Special thanks to Peggy Henthorn, general manager of the Miami Valley Centre Mall, and her entire staff for their total dedication to our effort. Providing space for our sale added to our success. We are lucky to have the Miami Valley Centre in Piqua supporting our community. Clothing racks and hangers from ElderBeerman and Maurice’s gave our showroom a great retail look. Thanks to Kathy Sherman and the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce for coordinating the ticket sale for our Throwback Night. The support and cooperation from Chip Hare, Tony Lyons, Rick Hanes and Dave Palmer was much appreciated. We could not have had such a successful event without the response from our many volunteers, who included parents of the Piqua High School girls’ basketball team, Indian Athletic Boosters, the Fort Piqua Plaza, Karen Magoteaux and a host of others who gave their time for our unique fundraising activity. It was a lot of work and your help was much appreciated. Finally, very special thanks to the great Piqua community, who not only supported our sports apparel sale, but continues to support the athletic department and the efforts of the Piqua City Schools. Items that were not sold have been donated to local organizations to help those in need. Sincerely, Jamie L. Painter Piqua


Send your signed letters to the editor, Piqua Daily Call, P.O. Box 921, Piqua, OH 45356. Send letters by e-mail to shartley@civitasmedia. com. Send letters by fax to (937) 773-2782. There is a 400-word limit for letters to the editor. Letters must include a telephone number, for verification purposes only.

Piqua Daily Call Susan Hartley Executive Editor

Leiann Stewart

Advertising Manager CHERYL HALL Circulation Manager A Civitas Media Newspaper 100 Fox Dr., Suite B Piqua, Ohio 45356 773-2721 WWW.DAILYCALL.COM

Entertainment• Piqua Daily Call

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Q&A: Janelle Monae on new album, Prince, therapy Mesfin Fekadu AP Music Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Janelle Monae finally gave birth this week. No, it wasn’t a little baby, but a bundle of music that she says was just as laborintensive. “I just feel like this is a baby and I’m ready to have a C-section or this baby is ready to come,” Monae said of “The Electric Lady,” released Tuesday. Monae’s sophomore effort comes three years after her critically acclaimed full-length debut, “The ArchAndroid.” The new album is a departure for the 27-yearold, who collaborates with Prince (“Givin Em What They Love”), Miguel (“Primetime”) and Erykah Badu (“Q.U.E.E.N.”) on the 19-track set. “None of it was for politics,” she said of the guest artists, who also include Esperanza Spalding and Solange. “These guys are writing their own music; in control of their futures … they do what they feel on their own terms and time.” In an interview with The Associated Press, Monae, who is based in Atlanta,

talked about working with Prince, being in therapy and how her dreams helped her create the songs that make up “The Electric Lady,” coexecutive produced by Diddy and Big Boi of OutKast. AP: Your albums follow the story of Cindi Mayweather, an android who falls in love with a human and she’s being punished for that. What’s happening with her on “The Electric Lady”? Monae: This is her life before she became the ArchAndroid, what the community thought about her, what her thoughts were, what got her into trouble (and) why they wanted to dissemble her. AP: Are you Cindi? Monae: We share the same DNA. AP: Who influenced the album? Monae: George Lucas. I performed at his wedding reception. … I met him and I got a chance to speak with Steven Spielberg, and these are people whose ideas, you know, if they weren’t able to make their movies, I don’t think that I would have been able to articulate my thoughts on Cindi. … They kind of showed me how to do that, I just wanted to do it

with music. AP: How did you come up with the songs for the new album? Monae: The concept for that album didn’t come to me until I went on tour and I started to paint, and I would sing and paint at the same time. I would paint the silhouette of this female body … and I didn’t quite understand why I was painting this woman. I actually was a little freaked out by it. So I went back to Atlanta and I talked to my therapist, and she encouraged me, she said, ‘You should name her. Name her.’ And I did. AP: Were you in therapy for a specific reason? Monae: All around. I find it very helpful. It helps with my songwriting because once I am talking to somebody and I’m getting it out and it’s not in my head, I’m able to just write it out. AP: How long have you been in therapy? Monae: Since I was a 1-year-old I’ve had a therapist, someone to talk to. They might have not been certified, but I’ve always talked and been very open about where I am in my life. AP: What was it like to work with Prince?

Monae: It was very organic. Prince … reached out to me when I released ‘Metropolis’ … and I was doing that almost independently. He and I have been friends ever since and he’s always respected me as a businesswoman and he thought it was great that Puffy wasn’t telling me what to do and that I was in control of my creativity. And he always said, ‘If you ever need anything, I’m always here.’ AP: You’re sticking to your black-and-white fashion style, but your hair is straight in the “Dance Apocalyptic” music video. What happened? Monae: That wasn’t me. That was probably Electric Lady 57821. Lots of clones. AP: Why did you decide to make “Q.U.E.E.N.” the first single? Monae: Erykah Badu and I talk often, and we wanted to create an anthem for the marginalized. Women, gays, lesbians, the ex-communicated, the untouchable, immigrants. AP: Are you in the “Q.U.E.E.N.” video? Monae: Only on half of the video. The rap part. I have clones. AP: How many clones do you have? Monae: I can’t tell you, but that definitely wasn’t me.

In this Aug. 12 file photo, American R&B and soul musician, composer and record producer, Janelle Monae poses for a portrait at Dream Downtown, in New York. The Grammy-nominated singer released her full-length sophomore album, The Electric Lady, on Tuesday. It features collaborations with Prince, Erykah Badu, Miguel, Esperanza Spalding and Solange.

the cultural prize. He began learning English by watching American television from Tijuana, Mexico, and picked up the guitar after hearing blues and rock ‘n’ roll on the radio. In an interview, Santana, 66, said he was grateful to receive an award he remembers watching others receive almost every year on television with his family. “I guess people understand that Santana is not just a Mexican guitar player — I bring a collective-consciousness awareness agenda with me,” he said. “I grew up with the generation of Woodstock and Bob Marley, ‘One Love,’ and ‘Imagine,’ John Lennon. I am one of them, and we don’t do what we do to be commercial or to be popular or to be cute. It’s not entertainment or show business for us. For us, it’s a calling.” He said his musical life has been about bridging cultures, drawing on sounds of Africa, Latin America and American

Indians, as well as rock, jazz and the blues to create something new. Last year, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts complained the Kennedy Center had long excluded Latinos from the honors. Of the more than 180 past honorees, only two had been Hispanic — Placido Domingo, the acclaimed Spanish tenor, and Chita Rivera, the actress and singer of Puerto Rican descent — the group said. The criticism led to a revised selection process this year, including the solicitation of nominations from the public, and a new committee of artists and officials to help narrow the potential honorees. Santana has been a contender in recent years for his strong credentials, said show producer George Stevens Jr. Santana, who swept the 2000 Grammy Awards in nine categories with his album “Supernatural,” said more mainstream institutions should be recognizing Latino

artists as well. In December, President Barack Obama will host the recipients at the White House, and Secretary of State John Kerry will host a dinner for them at the State Department. Joel, the “Piano Man” and one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, has devoted his life to music since he left high school before graduating. The 64-year-old, who wrote and performed such unforgettable hits as “Uptown Girl,” ”The Longest Time,” ”Allentown” and “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” said in a written statement that it is meaningful to join the roster of outstanding musicians who came before. “But to be chosen for this special award essentially for doing what I love most amazes me more than anything,” he said. The honors stand apart from other awards and feel almost like a homecoming, said MacLaine, 79, who grew up in nearby Arlington, Va.

“It’s a more global kind of recognition … not just Hollywood or New York,” she told The Associated Press. “The people who get these awards are contributing to the world’s art, and I feel privileged to be one of them.” After nearly 60 years as one of Hollywood’s leading actresses, MacLaine hasn’t stopped. She began this year with a role in the popular “Downton Abbey” on PBS and will close 2013 with her latest film, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” alongside Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. Hancock, born in Chicago, became a classical music prodigy after his parents bought him a piano as a boy. By age 11, he was playing with the Chicago Symphony. In high school, though, he discovered jazz and began learning by listening. “The more I looked into it, the more it pulled me like a magnet,” he said. “And I was hooked forever.” In 1963, Hancock joined the Miles Davis Quintet, one of the

Dear Abby: I’m 8 years old and in second grade. I’m writing because I’m being bullied at school. I’m really smart, and at my school that’s a really bad thing. I try hard to be nice, but here that’s worse than being smart. The teachers didn’t help me with the bullies, so I stopped telling them. My mom told everyone she could about the bullies, but nobody helps. It keeps getting worse over time. Every day someone picks on me, pushes me or makes fun of me. Please help me. — Feeling Torn in Texas Dear Feeling Torn: Because you haven’t told your teachers that the bullying hasn’t stopped, they may think that it’s

My parents underno longer going on. Tell them again what stand this, but my sister you are experiencing, and brother-in-law think and be sure your mother that if I’d just “try hardknows. She should er,” everything discuss this with would work out. your teacher. Abby, I must If things don’t take a mild tranget better, she quilizer to go to needs to talk to small gatherings, the principal and, and I have told if necessary, the them this. school board. Would people Many schools Dear Abby tell someone offer programs Abigail Van who is allergic to Buren that discourage something to just bullying and train “try harder”? How can students who can help. I explain this better? — As a last resort, your Afraid In Taylorsville, mother should consult a Utah lawyer. Dear Afraid: I’m sorry You have a right to to say this, but individuan education that’s free als have been known to from this kind of pres- give people with severe sure. food allergies items conLawsuits have been taining their “trigger filed and won because foods” because they are school districts didn’t convinced “just a little” give it the attention they won’t hurt them — or should have. worse, that the problem Be sure to show this to is imaginary. your mother and tell her Your sister and brothyou wrote it. er-in-law do not understand phobias. Dear Abby: I am agoA medical professional raphobic. Although I might be able to explain have managed to make it to them, but until accommodations for spe- they’re ready to consult cial occasions like birth- one and really listen, it day parties and dinners would be healthier for with my family, I am not you to ignore them and comfortable at extreme- limit your time with ly large gatherings. them.

Victoria Will | Invision | AP, File

Santana, 4 others to receive Kennedy Center Honors

n Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker

great jazz ensembles. He has gone on to embrace electronic music and collaborate with the likes of Annie Lennox, John Mayer and Christina Aguilera. Hancock, 73, said he is overwhelmed “to be on that list of people whose work I’ve respected for so many years during my lifetime.” Arroyo, born and raised in Harlem as the daughter of a Puerto Rican father and an African-American mother, said her voice was discovered by accident in high school when she was heard imitating the singers outside an opera workshop. She went on to star in the great opera houses of Paris, London and Vienna, and performed 199 times at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City after her breakthrough performance in “Aida” in 1965. Arroyo, 76, said she is most proud of her current work teaching young opera students, though she called receiving the Kennedy Center Honors unimaginable.

Second-grader facing schoolyard bullies alone



1407 South St. 773-0252 Mon.-Sat. 11am-8pm

SATURDAY 9/14/13 ONLY ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. EXTENDED FAN CUT 2-D CANELO (PG-13) ONLY (PG) 9:00 PM ONLY 11:45 AM ONLY INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER (PG-13) 11:50 AM 2:30 5:05 7:40 10:20 (PG-13) 12:05 PM 3:25 6:30 9:40 THE FAMILY ( R ) 12:30PM 3:40 6:40 9:30 MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY RIDDICK ( R ) OF BONES (PG-13) 12:45 PM 3:55 6:55 9:50 7:05 PM 10:05 ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US WE’RE THE MILLERS (R) EXTENDED FAN CUT 3-D ONLY 12:55 PM 4:10 7:15 10:00 (PG) 2:20 PM 4:55 7:30 10:10 PLANES 2-D ONLY (PG) GETAWAY (PG-13) 12:15 PM 2:45 5:15 7:50 10:15 11:55 AM 2:15 4:40

We Pay the Highest Prices for Gold,

Diamonds and Estates!

Dear Abby: My wife and I disagree about when and where it is acceptable to yawn. I believe a public yawn during dinner or conversation is not appropriate. She sees no reason why a natural human trait such as yawning should be stifled. Again, my assertion is that yawning denotes boredom or lack of interest in what people are conversing about or doing. What are your thoughts? — Not a Yawner in Flagstaff,, Ariz. Dear Not a Yawner: My thoughts are similar to an observation made by English writer G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), who said, “A yawn is a silent shout.” I have never seen anyone who is intensely interested in something yawn, and to do it in the presence of others implies that the yawner is tired, bored or otherwise not fully engaged. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

2343 W Main St. Troy JUST OFF I-75


M-W 10am-6pm Th-F 10am-8pm Sat. 10am-5pm

~ BUYING NOW ~ ~ It’s Worth Your Drive! ~


WASHINGTON (AP) — For Carlos Santana, music has always been a calling. He idolized his mariachi musician father as a boy in their remote hometown in Mexico and later grew up with the Woodstock generation after immigrating to San Francisco. Now the music legend will join the luminaries receiving this year’s highest national honors for influencing American culture through the arts. Santana is among five who will receive the Kennedy Center Honors. Fellow honorees announced Thursday include actress Shirley MacLaine and three standout musicians spanning rock, jazz and opera — Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock and Martina Arroyo. Top entertainers will salute them in a gala performance Dec. 8 to be broadcast Dec. 29 on CBS. Santana is unique among those who have received


Associated Press


Brett Zongker


6 Saturday, September 14, 2013 • Piqua Daily Call

Tweetable facts about Twitter’s IPO Scott Mayerowitz AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has redefined the way we communicate, get news and share tidbits of our lives. It has even been credited with starting a revolution or two. The company, based in San Francisco, announced Thursday that it intends to sell stock to the public for the first time. Naturally, it did it via a tweet. Here are some quick facts about Twitter in 140 characters or less, the limit of tweets. •MT @Twitter We’ve confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. •#FunFact: In the first hour of @Twitter sending that IPO announcement tweet, 7,872 people

retweeted the message. •According to @ APStylebook: “The verb is to tweet, tweeted. A Twitter message is known as a tweet.” •The company was founded 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams. Their handles: @ Jack, @Biz and @Ev •First tweet by @Jack was “just setting up my twttr” on March 21, 2006, at 3:50 p.m. •Dorsey went on to create @Square, a system for paying for coffee, goods through phones. •Twitter soared to popularity in 2007 at the South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. #sxswinteractive #Austin #BBQ •Three years, two months and one day: The time it took from the first

tweet to the billionth tweet. #CoolStat •Users on @Twitter: More than 200 million. @ Facebook has 1.16 billion. That’s nearly six times as many. #QuickMath •A billion tweets are sent every two and a half days. Put another way, that’s three for every man, woman and child in the U.S. via @smfrogers •The public offering comes at a time of heightened investor interest in the IPO market — 131 IPOs have priced so far this year. •Is @Twitter trying to avoid @Facebook’s May 2012 IPO #fail? Well, company is keeping details secret for now. #TwitterIPO •The company hasn’t said if it makes a profit or how much revenue it takes in. #FadOrFuture? Wonder

if @WarrenBuffett will buy stock. •Most of Twitter’s revenue comes from advertising. @eMarketer estimates $582.8 million this year, up from $288.3 million in 2012. •Compare: In latest quarter, Facebook had $1.6 billion in ad revenue. By 2015, Twitter’s annual ad revenue is expected to hit $1.3 billion. •2013 #Superbowl performance by @Beyonce had 268 million tweets per minute, more than any other event in past two years. •Not everybody on @ Twitter is who they claim to be. @United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek has to put up with @FakeUnitedJeff •Sometimes even missing zoo animals get their own Twitter accounts. And they can be funny. Just read

dpa, Soeren Stache, file | AP Photo

This Feb. 2 file photo shows a Twitter icon on the display of a smartphone in Berlin. The company tweeted Thursday that it has confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. Twitter is taking advantage of federal legislation passed last year that allows companies with less than $1 billion in revenue in its last fiscal year to avoid submitting public IPO documents.

@BronxZoosCobra •Trying to find #Religion? More than 500,000 people look no further than @Jesus who describes himself in Twitter

as “Carpenter, Healer, God.” •But 2.2 million #HarryPotter fans follow @Lord_Voldemort7, The Dark Lord.

“New Way to Work” breakfast meeting featured new Microsoft solutions PIQUA — As part of an ongoing outreach offered through Microsoft Communities Connections, Kathy Sherman, president of the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce teamed up with PERRY proTECH, IT/ Networking, to bring the latest updates from Microsoft to the area. Originally scheduled as a breakfast meeting at the chamber office, an overwhelming response to the event brought a last minute change of venue. Business Development Manager Tony Sherry of A Learning Place, graciously opened their conference meet-

ing room to hold the attendees. Heidi Southam of PERRY proTECH presented Microsoft Office 365, the “cloud” offering that lets you access your email, documents, contacts and calendars from virtually anywhere and from any device. Additionally, we discussed Windows 8 Pro, the latest release of the Microsoft operating system that now contains a modern start screen that allows you to type and swipe for enhanced mobility while still providing the familiar desktop experience for business applications. One of the most important discussions was a reminder that

Windows XP support ends April 8, 2014. As Heidi mentioned, “it won’t quit working that day, but you’ll no longer have patch updates and most of your business applications will stop supporting that version once it reaches end of support with Microsoft.” Windows XP was the most widely used operating system until mid-2012 and its market share is still over 33%. “We recommend you take a look at Windows 7 at this time and we’ll watch the 8.1 release coming in late October, since the learning curve for users to move to Windows 8 is definitely

real,” stated Heidi. The presentation and product demonstration was enjoyed by all. Kathy Sherman said she was “thrilled to bring this technology event to our local businesses” and as part of the Microsoft Community Connects event kit, was able to provide one lucky winner with a full copy of Office Professional 2013 and another winner with a copy of Windows 8 Pro. This software is valued at more than $400. “In addition to the great door prizes for the participants, Microsoft went above and

beyond providing lots of useful information for the presentations to our members and we thoroughly appreciated our partnership with PERRY proTECH,” Sherman said. Microsoft Community Connects exists to connect local business organizations such as chambers with Microsoft Partners to educate small business on how current technology solutions can help them operate more efficiently and empower them to grow their business. PERRY proTECH is a longstanding Microsoft Gold Partner with a competency specialization in Licensing.

US women regain lost jobs; men still short 2.1m Christopher S. Rugaber Paul Wiseman AP Economics Writers

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. women have recovered all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. The same can’t be said for men, who remain 2.1 million jobs short. The biggest factor is that men dominate construction and manufacturing — industries that have not recovered millions of jobs lost during the downturn.

By contrast, women have made up a disproportionate share of workers in those that have been hiring — retail, education, health care, restaurants and hotels. “It’s a segregated labor market, and men and women do work in different industries, and even in different areas within industries,” says Heidi Hartmann, an economist and president of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

Chamber conducts ribbon cutting

The gap was evident in the August unemployment rates: 6.8 percent for women, 7.7 percent for men. In August, 68 million women said they were employed, passing the more than the 67.97 million who had jobs when the recession began in December 2007, the government says. Among men, 76.2 million were employed last month, down from 78.3 million in December 2007. Since June 2009, one of the largest gains occurred in a measure of education and health services jobs. That category added nearly 1.6 million jobs, second most of any industry. And women gained nearly 1.1 million of those jobs. Women have made big gains in professional and business services, a grab-bag category

that includes architects, engineers, information technology workers and temps. Women also make up more than half of the workforce in hotels and restaurants, which has posted the third-largest gain of any industry. Despite the job gains, the percentage of women working or looking for work has been dropping, just as it has for men. The so-called labor force participation rate for women was 57.3 last month, down from 59.4 percent in December 2007. For men, the participation rate has dropped to 69.5 percent, from 73.1 percent. Both men and women have been retiring, enrolling in school, registering for Social Security disability payments and just giving up on a weak job market.

The Chamber Ambassadors along with Kathy Sherman, chamber president, conducted a ribbon cutting Thursday, Sept. 12, at Heritage Event & Catering located at 1714 Commerce Dr., Piqua. Cutting the ribbon is owner Adrian Jaqua along with his mother Ann Jaqua.

Back to School Sale!

Miami County YMCA

ROBINSON BRANCH 3060 S. County Rd. 25A Troy 937-440-9622


Joiner fee waived now thru

September 30th!


December 3rd at 7:30pm Tickets on Sale Now Online at Or by phone at (937) 339-2911


Bring this ad in for a free one day pass.


223 W. High St. Piqua 937-773-9622

Milestones• Piqua Daily Call

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Some employers see perks of hiring older workers Matt Sedensky

auditing, tax and advisory firm says older workers also tend to be more dedicated to staying with the company, a plus for clients who like to build a relationship with a consultant they can count on to be around for years. “Some Gen Ys and Millennials have this notion of, ‘I will have five jobs in 10 years,’” said Sig Shirodkar, a human resources executive at KPMG. “We’re looking for ways to tame that beast.” Many employers find older workers help them connect with older clients. At the Vermont Country Store in Rockingham, Vt., the average customer is now in their 60s, and about half of the business’ 400 workers are over 50, coming from a range of professional backgrounds, often outside retail. “Having folks internally that are in the same demographic certainly helps to create credibility and to have empathy for our customer,” said Chris Vickers, the store’s chief executive. One such employee is 60-year-old Ashley Roland, who got a marketing job at the Vermont Country Store last year after the company she previously worked for shut down. She dreaded the thought of a marathon of unsuccessful interviews, but the store ended up recruiting her. “When I was being hired, I didn’t feel any kind of concern about my age,” she said. “I believe in experience. I think you’re crazy not to hire some-

Associated Press

Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants. But as a wave of baby boomers seeks to stay on the job later in life, some employers are finding older workers are precisely what they need. “There’s no experience like experience,” said David Mintz, CEO of dairy-free products maker Tofutti, where about one-third of the workers are over 50. “I can’t put an ad saying, ‘Older people wanted,’ but there’s no comparison.” Surveys consistently show older people believe they experience age discrimination on the job market, and although unemployment is lower among older workers, long-term unemployment is far higher. As the American population and its labor force reshape, though, with a larger chunk of older workers, some employers are slowly recognizing their skill and experience. About 200 employers, from Google to AT&T to MetLife, have signed an AARP pledge recognizing the value of experienced workers and vowing to consider applicants 50 and older. One of them, New Yorkbased KPMG, has found success with a high proportion of older workers, who bring experience that the company says adds credibility. The

one who’s older.” Even when the customers themselves might not be seniors, employers find older adults bring a level of life experience that helps them in their work. About 20 percent of the roughly 26,000 customer service, sales and technical support agents working for Miramar, Fla.-based Arise Virtual Solutions are 50 or older, and chief executive John Meyer said they often find ways to connect with the caller on the other end of the line. “Having someone who is more senior, who has had some life scars, makes them much better at interacting with people,” Meyer said. “This is a chance for them to use the skills that they have built up over their life.” The embrace of older workers by some companies comes as the country’s demographics shift and a greater number of people stay on the job later in life, some because of personal choice, others out of necessity after their retirement savings took a hit during the recession. Between 1977 and 2007, employment of workers 65 and older doubled, a trend that has stayed on track and is projected to continue as the massive baby boom generation moves toward old age. But long-term unemployment has plagued older adults: Nearly half of those 55 and older who find themselves jobless remain out of work for 27 weeks or more. Many companies still tend

to overlook older applicants. Peter Cappelli, a University of Pennsylvania professor who co-authored “Managing the Older Worker,” said because the economy has remained relatively weak and demand for jobs has been so high, many employers haven’t been pressed to directly recruit older individuals. Stereotypes have prevailed. Hiring managers often still view older applicants as having lower job performance, higher absenteeism and accident rates, and less ability to solve problems and adapt to changes. But Capelli said research has found older workers outpace younger ones in nearly every metric. And in jobs where age might be a detriment — say, a highly physical job beyond a particular older person’s ability — seniors tend to exclude themselves from applying in the first place. Matt Sedensky, an AP reporter on leave, is studying aging and workforce issues as part of a one-year fellowship at the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which joins NORC’s independent research and AP journalism. The fellowship is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and supported by APME, an association of AP member newspapers and broadcast stations.


It’s a girl! Kannel family welcomes Emily

Emily Faith Kannel was born on Aug. 24, 2013.


hris and Michelle Kannel of Montpelier announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Faith Kannel, on Aug. 24, 2013, at 2:39 p.m. Emily weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18 and 3/4 inches

long. She was welcomed home by siblings Olivia and Dexter. Maternal grandparents are Ray and Carol Marion of Covington. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Sue Kannel of Montpelier.

Visit us online at

It’s a boy! Meier and Sage family welcomes Hunter


Hunter Wyatt Meier was born on Aug. 7, 2013.


cot Meier and Stephanie Sage announce the birth of son, Hunter Wyatt Meier, born Aug. 7, 2013, at

Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Hunter weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maternal grand-

parents are Gary and Sheila Sage of Piqua. Paternal grandparents are Dale and Karen Meier of Greenville.


By Phone (937) 339-2911

Recipe Contest Harvest Holiday Cookbook 2013 Sponsored by Weekly prize drawing from submitted recipes. How to Enter ~BY MAIL OR IN PERSON Sidney Daily News 1451 N. Vandemark Rd. Sidney, OH 45365 email:

Send us your favorite recipes in the following categories by 5 p.m. October 4th.


~Main Events ~ Sweets & Treats~On the Side ~ One-Pot Meals ~ Holiday Traditions ~Rise & Shine ~ & Party Pleasers & Appetizers ~Bread Basket Up to 5 recipes per category are allowed per person. All recipes must be emailed or typed. Handwritten recipes or copies of handwritten recipes will not be accepted. For more information, contact Local Life Editor Patricia Speelman at (937)498-5965. 40490620

8 Saturday, September 14, 2013

Public Record • Piqua Daily Call

Property Transfers Troy Cassandra Yount to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., one lot, $68,700. Helen Gulker, Travis Gulker to Chase Home Finance LLC, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., one lot, $1000,000. Casey Schilperoot, Shelley Schilperoot to Jason Jacomet, June Nicholas, a part lot, $57,000. Kimberly Edmisten to 1 Chance Holdings Limited, a part lot, $266,000. Beverly Slack, Charles Slack, Gary Slack to Estate of Esther Slack, a part lot, $0. Charles Slack, Gary Slack, coexecutors, Estate of Esther Slack to Robert Conard, a part lot, $26,000. Charles Stevens to StevensMcGrath LLC, one lot, $0. Gail Turner, trustee to StevensMcGrath LLC, a part lot, $66,500. Aaron Sowry to Scott Stayer, one lot, $58,000. Wanetta Rayle to Dustin Wittman, one lot, $80,000. Denlinger & Sons Builders to Cathy Hoover, James Hoover, one lot, $63,900. Chad Davis to Frederick Florence, Sarah Florence, two part lots, $100,000. Brandon Douglas, Nicole Douglas to Clint Lamb, one lot, $81,000. Brian Flamm, Marijo Flamm to Colette Moore, Stephen Moore II, one lot, $385,000. Betty Lou Caldwell, Larry Caldwell, Anna Virgint, Elizabeth Virgint, Ernest Virgint, John Virgint, attorney in fact, Teresa Virgint to Brenda Ross, one lot, $132,500. Piqua Carol Brown, Donald Brown to Jack Holmes, Sherry Holmes, one lot, $145,000. Jason Schaeffer to JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A., a part lot, $28,600. Keena Anderson, Shawn Anderson to Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Corp., one lot, $50,000. Jeanette Maxon to Roy Cloud, one lot, $0. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association, Reisenfeld & Associates, attorney in fact to Donald Stegman, one lot, $19,00. Scott Dyson, Casey Kimes to Colonial Savings F.A., Fort Worth Mortgage, one lot, $44,000. Lorita Richardson to Scott Bubeck, one lot, $90,000. Pennymac Loan Services LLC, attorney in fact to PNMac Mortgage Co LLC to SB Holdings LLC, one

lot, one part lot, $8,200. SB Holdings LLC to BAT Holdings TWO LLC, one lot, one part lot, $8,800. Barbara Goings to James Russell, two lots, $0. Bruce Shoup, Debra Shoup to Bryan Cantrell, one lot, $171,500. Cathryn Hood, William Hood to David Pietrack, one lot, $74,000. Tipp City Elizabeth Koehl to Elizabeth A. Koehl Revocable Living Trust, one lot, $0. Karen Hanson to Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, one part lot, $83,000. Robert Gephart to Lucinda Gephart, Robert Gephart, one lot, $0. Bradford Carlos Wood, Sally Wood to David Matthieu, Vicki Matthieu, two part lots, $45,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Desmond Layman, one lot, $21,278. Covington Estate of Louis Hartley, Jane Kenworthy, co-executor, Karen Studebaker, co-executor to Derik Sowers, Shannon Sowers, one lot, $60,000. West Milton Pennymac Loan Servicing to Kelda Roseberry, a part lot, $18,000. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co. LPA, attorney in fact to Christopher Lightner, one lot, $64,000. Pleasant Hill DJB LLC, DJB Unlimited to John Marchal, two lots, one part lot, $15,000. Bethel Twp. James Frederick to James Grieshop, Rochelle Grieshop, 0.622 acres, $4,300. GS Holdings-Sunshine Ltd., JGR Properties Inc. to Crestview Estates LLC, Jill Reck, Robert Reck, 16.951 acres, $925,000. Concord Twp. Fannie Mae a.k.a Federal National Mortgage Association, Manley Deas & Kochalski LLC, attorney in fact to Robert Madewell, 1.0 acre, $84,900. Gokoh Corp. to Haley Newnam, one lot, $198,500. Dale Price, Nancy Price to

Police Reports

Sept. 9 Theft: Police responded to a home in the 200 block of East Ash Street after a female advised her boyfriend “took her cellphone” that “he bought her as a gift.” Telephone harassment: Police responded to the 1000 block of Nicklin Avenue after an adult female advised she received a nude photo on her cell phone from a man. The suspect was located, but denied sending the picture. He was warned. Menacing: Police responded to the intersection of Lincoln and West Ash streets after four people in a silver Toyota allegedly kept driving past the complainant and pointed a black handgun in the direction of the caller.

Mary Elizabeth Gudim, one lot, $189,000. Peggy Dunne to Certificatholders of Harborview Mortgage Loan Trust, U.S. Bank, N.A., one lot, $116,700. Thomas Weidman to Thomas Weideman Trust, Thomas Weideman, trustee, $0. Monrow Twp. John Nelson Taylor to 7910 South Tipp Cowlesville Land Trust, one lot, $67,000. John Battelle, Julie Battelle, Donald Brinkman, Susan Brinkman to Nicholas Baughman, 3.876 acres, $26,000.

Sept. 10 Theft: Police responded to the 500 block of Blaine Avenue after a theft from a motor vehicle was reported. Change was taken from an unlocked vehicle over the past several days. Burglary: Police responded to the 1000 block of West High Street after a residence was broken into during the day through a back door that was forced open. A computer and a television were stolen.

Newberry Twp. Jay Kuntz, Joelle Kuntz to J & L Rental Properties LLC, one lot, $113,000. James Schmidt to Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 2.066 acres, $0. Michael Barhorst, Susan Barhorst to Stephanie Harris, Thomas Harris Jr., 11.587 acres, $228,000. Deborah Penny, Doyle Penny to James Hartzell Sr. Trust, Joshua McMillion FOB, U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, 15.604 acres, $125,000.

Sept. 12 Neighbor complaint: Police responded to the 900 block of Robinson Avenue on a report of high drama amongst neighbors. Apparently one man became upset when his neighbor “put a brick on the property line.” The man said “half the brick was on his side of the property.” The man “demanded charges be filed.” There was nothing the police could do. He was referred to civil court. Sex offense: Police investigated an alleged sex offense involving a stepfather. He denied the allegations. Assault: Police responded to the Family Dollar, 322 Gordon St., after a female observed a fight. She tried to break it up and was allegedly hit and knocked down.

Marriages Todd Jay Hutson, 52, of 58 North St., Fletcher to Cynthia Ann Hutson, 54, of 540 Peterson Rd., Troy. Cody Gerald Roesser, 28, of 1118 Jeep St., Troy to Kira Rachelle Sierra, 24, of same address. Kerry Lee Browning, 53, of 1321 Skylark Dr., Troy to Kelly Jean Mikel, 44, Thomas John Kroner, 41, of 1565 Scottsdale Dr., Tipp City to Rachel Lyn Taylor, 28, of same address. Logan William Wise, 26, of 533 Lake St., Troy to Megan Merdean Barnes, 25, of same address. Tanner James Sanderson, 20, of 3 E. Water St., Casstown to Lydia Noel Whetstone, 20, of same address. Russell William Landwehr, 48, of 412 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill to Kimberley Anne Landwehr, 50, of same address. Patterson Lee Watren, 46, of 935 S. Market, Troy to Mary Ann Stevens, 46, of same address. Joshua Paul Rayburn, 32, of 2324 Meadowpoint Dr., Troy to Amber Lee Reineke, 27, of same address. Tyler Ray Broaddrick, 19, of 1621 West High St., Piqua to Christina AnnaMarie Loyd, 18, of 635 S. Wayne St., Piqua. Kevin Layne O’Banion, 26, of 1351 Maplecrest Dr., Troy to Kaylin Elizabeth Gillette, 24, of same address. Jack Michael Noble, 48, of 111 Pike St., Laura to Lori Marie Coker, 39, of same address. Johnathan William Stewart, 47, of 1768 Jillane Dr., Troy to Diane Denise Canan, 44, of same address. Mark Edward Hull, 11207 W. State Route 571, Laura to Margarete Elise Wagner, 21, of same address. Justin Robert Brandt, 27, of 573 Fernwood Dr., Troy to Jessica Celeste Shirk, 28, of same address. Henry Franz Schmalenberg, 70, of 1300 Keller Dr., Troy to Loris Jean Weaver, 65, of Balsam, N.C. John Lambert Grunkemeyer III, 18, of 306 Linden Ave., Piqua to Tiffany Laree Young, 18, of same address.

Newton Twp. Anthony Schmidt, Cheryl Schmidt to Phillip Girod, one lot, $92,500. Staunton Twp. Rose Mary Jordan, attorney in fact, Kenneth Ward to Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association, 1. acre, $0. Mark Lauber to Christopher Lauber, one lot, $0. Donn Lauber, Susan Lauber to Christopher Lauber, one lot, $30,000. Christopher Lauber to Mark Lauber, 32.248 acres, $0. Union Twp. Scott Taulbee, Tammy Taulbee to Alyssia Serey, Kevin Serey, 1.679 acres, $0. Alyssia Serey, Kevin Serey to Jason Brown, 0.826 acres, 1.679 acres, $105,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Association, Felty & Lembright Co. LPA, FHLMC to Sara Cater, 2.165 acres, $145,300. Washingotn Twp. Estate of William Huffman, Kathy Lee French, executor to Shawn Stepp II, 0.69 acres, 0.115 acres, $54,000.


Many sellers are tempted to avoid paying commission for representation by a real estate agent. But be careful – you can pay more when you find yourself confronted with difficult or unqualified buyers, complicate legal transactions, or confusing bank financing. However, you more than get what you pay for when you list with a qualified professional. You’re likely to sell faster with an agent. Why?

Your representative will list your home on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service,) and market and advertise in their professional magazines, brochures, and websites. Imagine what it would cost you to promote your home in such a manner! Plus the more quickly your home sells, the more money you’ll save on mortgage payments, utilities, maintenance, taxes, and other expenses. What about spending your Sunday afternoons holding Open Houses for months on end? Are you willing to invite strangers into your home without knowing who they are or whether they are even qualified to make the purchase? Your agent targets the right buyers and en-

sures they’re qualified before they even step foot inside your home at their appointment time. It all boils down to risk – risk that your home will languish for months, risk that you’ll waste untold dollars on untargeted advertising, risk of showing your home to people who are “just shopping” or who are not qualified to purchase your home. Take a lesson in risk management and let a professional sell your home in less time for more money.

OPEN SUN. 1-2:30


Adorable home with natural woodwork,large back yard,full basement and within walking distance to park plus 1/2 story upstairs studded out for master bedroom. 40493036

Risk Management


Cindy BrandtBuroker



An Independently Owned & Operated Member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Information Call ROB KISER sports editor, at 733-2721, ext. 209 from 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays.

Piqua Daily Call •



Saturday, September 14, 2013

Covington Hall of Fame inducts four Staff Report

COVINGTON —Piqua Daily Call sports editor Rob Kiser was one of four individuals inducted into the Covington High School Hall of Fame during Friday’s football game against Mississinawa Valley. Kiser, a 1980 graduate of Covington, is a two-time winner of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Sports Writer of the Year and has earned numerous Associated Press and OPSWA awards during his sports writing career. He is a 1986 graduate of Wright State University. He began his career in sports journalism at the Greenville Daily Advocate, coming to the Daily call in 1994, where he has dedicated his career to covering local high school sports teams, their players and coaches. Along with Kiser, three other Covington Buccs fans were inducted into the hall of fame Friday, including the Buccs’ No. 1 Fan Dennis “Scooby” Willoughby, a life-long Covington resident and die-hard supporter of all Buccaneer athletics. He began attending Covington sporting events at an early age with his father, the late Dennis

Amanda Ullery | Staff Photo

The Covington Athletic Hall of Fame added four names to their roster during ceremonies at Covington High School on Friday night. Inducted in the Class of 2013 were, l-r, Alex Christian, Jennie McMaken-Kendall, Rob Kiser and Dennis “Scooby” Willoughby.

Willoughby. Scooby is regularly chosen to represent the Covington Buccaneers at special occasions. He has thrown out the first pitch at Fifth/Third Field, called a play that went

for a touchdown against rival Bradford, given pre-game speeches and has led post-game celebrations with his legendary “Scooby Dance.” Also inducted was Jennie McMaken-Kendell, a 1983 grad-

uate of Covington High School was active in volleyball, basketball and track. Three of McMaken-Kendall’s five school records stand today in track. She worked in a factory following high school grad-

uation, and served for eight years as an EMTA with the Covington Rescue Squad before quitting to raise her family. In 2004, she earned a LPN degree from the Upper Valley Joint Vocational School (UV Career Center) and works as a nurse at Covington Care Center. Alex Christian, a 2007 graduate of CHS, was the fourth inductee. Christian participated in 4 years of volleyball earning 4 varsity letters, 4 years of basketball earning 3 varsity letters, 2 years on the track and field team earning 2 varsity letters and 2 years as a softball team member, earning 1 varsity letter. As a volleyball player, Alex served two years as a captain, and was named 2006 CCC Player of the Year, was a member of the district championship team and also was named the 2004 Best Offensive Player. Following high school graduation Alex attend Ohio Northern University and earned a bachelor of science degree in exercise physiology in 2011 and participated in volleyball. She currently resides in Columbus where she works at Member Services GO: Fitness Center.

In brief

n Lehman seeks JH coaches

Lehman Junior High is accepting coaching applications for seventh and eighth grade boys and girls basketball and wrestling. Applications can be found on the Lehman web site or picked up in the main office.

n Bradford seeks softball coaches

Bradford High School is seeking a varsity softball coach. Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and at least three references to Dusty Yingst, Athletic Director, 750 Railroad Ave., Bradford, OH 45308 or email dusty_ Anyone with questions can call Yingst at (937) 4486575. Application deadline is Sept. 27.

n Houston seeks JK hoop coach Houston is looking for a 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach for this up-coming season. If interested, please contact John Willoughby at Houston High School by calling 295-3010 ext 2028 or email

n Flames seek several players

The 10U Miami County Flames Fastpitch Softball needs several players. They are looking for several players to round out the team. If interested please contact Jake Fashner at (937) 606-1060 to set up a tryout.

Stumper was the Q: Who quarterback

when the Cleveland Browns first won the NFL championship?


Otto Graham

Quoted “He threw the ball well. He had a great game.” — Jay Gruden on Andy Dalton’s play against the Bears.

Colton Bachman, 17, catches a Dan Monnin pass for a first-half touchdown for Piqua.

Mike Ullery | Staff Photo

Indians lose battle with Lima Senior

Colin Foster

Civitas Media

PIQUA — In the blink of an eye, the Piqua Indians found themselves in a 21-0 hole early in the second quarter against Lima Senior Friday night. But going into half, the momentum had swung heavily in Piqua’s favor. The Indians scored three times in the final eight minutes of the second quarter — and running back Trenton Yeomans’ 10-yard touchdown run tied the score at 28-28 with 9:53 left to play in the third. “The good thing about our team is we’ve got so many inexperienced guys — they battle,” Piqua coach Bill Nees said. “Sometimes when you get older guys, maybe the tend to get down or something like that, but our younger guys kept battling. The big thing is our seniors kept battling. What I like about our team is we’ve got great senior leadership, and our seniors battled tonight, and everyone down the board did.” At the end of the day, though, Lima Senior’s offense was just too tough to handle. After the offensive shootout that transpired in the third, the Spartans (1-2) led 42-34 heading into the fourth. Senior intercepted Piqua quarterback Dan Monnin in Spartan territory with just over 10 minutes remaining. From there, the Spartans ran over nine minutes off the clock, before Ilias Wright punched in a 1-yard TD with 1:30 to play — and Lima Senior walked out of Alexander Stadium/Purk

Field with a 49-42 victory. Lima Senior quarterback Justice Graham got the scoring started with a 33-yard TD pass to Wright with 6:45 left in the first. That score came following Senior’s first drive, which ended with a fumble inside the Piqua 10-yard line. The Spartans then went up 14-yard run by Luniel Liles, who put his team up 21-0 on a 2-yard run with 8:59 to go in the second. Then it was the Indians turn. Yeomans burst through the gap for a 43-yard gain on a first-andlong to get Piqua down to the Spartan 29. Moments later, Dan Monnin connected with Colton Bachman for a 26-yard TD pass. Senior, however, would respond immediately after, compliments of a 47-yard touchdown pass from Graham to Liles with 5:25 left in the second. Graham completed 10 of 15 passes for 210 yards in the first half. But Monnin led his team down the field on the next drive and delivered a strike to Yeomans on a wheel route, which went 35 yards for another Piqua touchdown to make the score 28-14. On the very next offensive play for Senior, Piqua’s Brendan Fries blew through the middle and took the handoff right out of Graham’s hands and into the end zone for another score. After Yeomans scored the tying touchdown early in the third, Graham gave Lima the lead back, finding Ruben Flowers III for a 20-yard TD.

Mike Ullery | Staff Photo

Piqua defensive lineman Brendan Fries, 55, strips the ball from a Lima Senior running back and runs the ball back for an Indians’ touchdown.

The Indians marched right back down the field and Yeomans found the end zone again, this time from 1-yard out. The extra point was missed, leaving the Indians down 35-34. But it was all Lima Senior after that. “We played pretty well in spurts, but we ended up turning the ball over too much on offense,” Nees said. “I mean they had a lot of turnovers also, which kept us in

For home delivery, call 773-2725

the game. At certain points of the game, we couldn’t stop them. They had a pretty rough tempo, and we were not able to stop the running game. That was the biggest thing — the running game and the screen game. I mean they just kept after us.” Tate Honeycut added a 25-yard touchdown reception from Monnin with five seconds left to play in the game, but Piqua’s onside kick was picked up by Lima.


10 Saturday, September 14, 2013 • Piqua Daily Call

A tough test awaits: No. 4 Ohio State prepares for Cal QB BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Jared Goff’s college career has gotten off to quite the prolific start. Goff became the first true freshman quarterback ever to start the season opener at California and responded by becoming the second player in Golden Bears history with back-to-back 400-yard passing games. Goff will get his toughest test yet on Saturday when Cal (1-1) hosts a fourth-ranked Ohio State (2-0) team that has won 14 straight games. Goff leads the nation in passing with 935 yards and has the most yards passing in his first two games since the start of the BCS era in 1998. Goff is more than 100 yards ahead of the next player on the list, North Carolina State’s Philip Rivers with 798 yards in 2000, according to STATS LLC. “It’s cool, but I can’t think about stats,” Goff said. “I’m really not concerned about that. All we’re worried about is Ohio State.” The Buckeyes are plenty concerned about Goff, who followed up his 450-yard passing debut in a loss against Northwestern with 485 yards last week in a win over Portland State. Ohio State hasn’t faced anything like first-year coach Sonny Dykes’ Bear Raid offense that has thrown 115 passes the first two weeks. The Buckeyes have allowed 401 yards passing on 73 attempts in wins this season over Buffalo and San Diego State. Only Texas’ Colt McCoy and Purdue’s Drew Brees have thrown for more than 400 yards

in a game against Ohio State in the BCS era. “It’s impressive to come in and step into this kind of offense,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said. “He’s a very impressive guy.” Here are five things to watch when the Buckeyes visit the Bears: Miller’s Knee: Quarterback Braxton Miller sprained his left knee on the seventh play of Ohio State’s first series last week and did not return. Miller has been limited in practice all week but is expected to play Saturday. Miller led the way last year against the Bears when he threw for 249 yards and four TDs and added a 55-yard touchdown run in a 35-28 victory. “There are not a lot of guys in college football that possess the skill set he possesses and have the strength, size and speed that he has,” Dykes said. Depleted defense: When the Bears opened camp this summer, they were counting on defensive linemen Chris McCain, Brennan Scarlett and Mustafa Jalil, linebacker Nick Forbes and safety Avery Sebastian to spearhead the unit. Injuries have sidelined those leaders for much, if not all, of the season so far and only Forbes is a possibility to play this week. Those absences are a big reason why Cal has allowed more than 500 yards in each of the first two games. “When you look out there and you haven’t played with really any of those guys, it’s a little scary,” Dykes said.

Jeremy Wadsworth | The Blade

Ohio State DT Michael Bennett (63) recovers a fumble against San Diego State during the second quarter Saturday, Sept 7, in Columbus.

“Those are guys who are battle-tested.” Big-Play Bigelow: Brendan Bigelow provided the highlights for Cal in last year’s meeting with touchdown runs of 81 and 59 yards among his four carries on the day. Bigelow hasn’t had any other performances close to that, with just 392 yards rushing and one touchdown on the

ground in 10 games since that highlight-reel performance. Bigelow is averaging 2.7 yards per carry on his last 30 runs this season. “Based on the way we’ve run the ball, I wouldn’t think they’d be too concerned,” Dykes said. Rare Road Trip: The Buckeyes will play just their eighth nonconference road game in the

past 14 seasons when they visit Memorial Stadium. They lost three of those previous seven trips to UCLA in 2001, Southern California in 2008 and Miami two years ago. The Buckeyes are just 9-6 in their last 15 road openers. High Profile Game: This is the highest-profile game yet for Dykes,

who is trying to get Cal back to the upper echelon of the Pac-12 after a 3-9 season in 2012 under fired coach Jeff Tedford. A strong performance on Saturday could help the cause because about 150 recruits are expected to be on campus for the game, including five on their official visits. Cal had just seven recruits at last week’s win over Portland State.

Buccs romp 56-0 over Mississinawa

Ben Miller, 13, looks for running room as the Buccs roll to a big win.

Amanda Ullery | Staff Photo

A.J. Ouellette takes a handoff for a big gain for Covington.

Amanda Ullery | Staff Photo• Piqua Daily Call


Saturday, September 14, 2013


Lady Indians get past Sidney Lehman spikers fall to Anna

Roader spikers win BRADFORD — The Bradford volleyball team won its “Volley for a Cure” match with Covington Thursday 20-25, 25-18, 22-25, 25-23, 15-8. Haley Patty had nine points, 11 kills, 14 assists and 22 digs; while Molly Dunlevy had four points, eight kills, 11 digs and two blocks. Brooke Bower had three points, 19 assists and five digs; while Michayla Barga had 13 points, nine kills and 13 digs. Bree Bates had 12 points, six kills and six digs; while Mindy Brewer had 11 points, five kills and six digs. Bradford JH loses The Bradford junior high volleyball teams lost two matches to Covington Thursday. The seventh grade, 2-4, lost 25-13, 25-20. The eighth grade, 2-3, lost 25-19, 25-16.

Troy Country Club. Ingle led the Buccs with a 44. Other Covington scores were Morgan McReynolds 48, Kelsey McReynolds 61, Canan 63, Metz 66.


Russia tops Cavs

Luke Gronneberg | Civitas photo

Piqua’s Macy Yount gets under the ball in a game against Sidney Thursday.

The Piqua volleyball team improved 4-5 overall and 1-1 in the GWOC North with a 25-17, 20-25, 25-20, 25-11 win over Sidney Thursday. “We took some positive steps forward tonight,” Piqua coach Kaila Cook said. “We were more consistent and more aggressive offensively. We did a great job of making adjustments. Sidney had really nice short serves and caused problems for us in game two. Macy (Yount) started a 4-0 run in game three to shift the momentum our way for a win in games three and four.” The Piqua JVs lost in three games. Piqua will host Greenville Tuesday.

Lady Cavs fall SIDNEY — The Lehman volleyball team lost to Anna 16-25, 25-15, 25-23, 25-21 Thursday night. Ellie Cain had 10 kills and 16 assists. Olivia Slagle had six kills and two blocks; while Erica Paulus had 12 digs. Ava Schmitz had six digs and Sidney Chapman added eight kills. Lehman, 4-6, plays at Celina Tuesday.

Lady Raiders win HOUSTON — The Russia volleyball team defeated Houston 25-12, 25-15, 25-20 in SCL action Thursday. Kylie Wilson had 14 kills and 12 digs; while Taylor Daniel had 26 assists, 10 digs, six kills and two aces. Camille Puthoff had 11 kills and seven digs; while Cassie Plieman added nine digs. The JV won 25-12, 25-17. Carrie Petty had six aces. Rachel Heuing pounded six kills, while Claire Sherman had nine digs.

East spikers roll ARCANUM —Miami East racked up kills at a quick pace Thursday night, using a sound offensive performance to sweep Cross County Conference opponent Arcanum 25-11, 25-12, 25-10. “We did a good job of putting up kills, especially in that third game where we had 15,” Miami East coach John Cash said. “We served tough, too. Arcanum did a nice job of playing balls up, and we were still able to put them down.” Sam Cash had 10 kills, 13 assists, four aces and four digs and Angie Mack had nine kills, three aces and three digs to lead the way. Allison Morrett had six kills, 14 assists and two digs, Ashley Current had five kills, three aces, two blocks and a dig, Kati Runner had four kills, Trina Current had two kills and a block, Lindsey Black had two digs and an ace and Anna Kiesewetter had nine digs. Miami East hosts Bishop Hartley — the only team to defeat the Vikings during their state championship season last year — on Saturday.

WEBSTER — The Russia boys golf team got past Lehman 179-189 Thursday at Stillwater Valley Golf Club. Russia’s Jordan Kremer and Lehman’s Sam Dean shared medalist honors with 42. Other Russia scores were Gavin Hoying 44, Austin Tebbe 46, Luke Dapore 47, Zach Sherman 47. Other Lehman scores were Mitchell Shroyer 46, Tyler Scott 48, Bryce Eck 53.

Trojans beat Buccs The Covington boys golf team lost 164-176 to Arcanum Thursday in CCC action at Echo Hills. Joe Slusher led Covington with a 40. Other Bucc scores were Levi Winn 41, Ty Boehringer 46, Jacob Blair 49, Matt Carder 65, Jesse Wall 66.

Newton edges Trail WEST MILTON — The Newton boys golf team got past National Trail 182-186 Thursday at Stillwater Ridge Golf Course. Wade Ferrell was match medalist with 38 to lead Newton. Other Indian scores were Brock Jamison 42, Reid Ferrell 50, Milan Bess 52, Christian Nelson 56, Donovan Osceola 70.

Knapke cards 41 WEBSTER — The Versailles boys golf team improved to 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the MAC with a 177-202 win over Coldwater at Stillwater Valley Golf Club. Ryan Knapke led Versailles with a 41. Other Tiger scores were Alex Stucke 44, Mitchell Stover 45, Tyler Drees 47, Jacob Watren 51, Griffin Riegle 58. The Versailles JV, 8-1, lost to Milton-Union 203-205 at Homestead Thursday. Versailles scores were Nicholas Litten-Stonebraker, Kyle Cotner 50, Aaron Barga 51, Michael Hemmelgarn 56.


Lady Raiders win

WEBSTER — The Russia girls golf team defeated Piqua 201-247 Thursday at Stillwater Valley Golf Club. Taylor Borchers and Morgan Duagherty shared medalist honors with 48 to lead Russia. Alicia George had 51 and Kaila Pleiman added 54. Piqua scores were Alaina Mikolajewski 56, Kailyn Simmons 62, Cassidy Kraft 62, Sarah Ganger 67.

Lady Buccs fall

The Covington girls golf team lost to Arcanum on the front nine at Echo Hills Thursday 202-241. Morgan McReynolds led Covington with a 52. Other Lady Bucc scores were Addison Metz 60, Sadie Canan 64, Allison Ingle 65, Kelsey McReynolds 68, Kristy Romey 73. Covington was coming off a 177-216 loss to Troy at

Photo Provided

Lehman’s Nikc Caulfield moves the ball up the field against Botkins.


Butler blanks Piqua

VANDALIA — The Piqua boys soccer team lost it GWOC North opener to Vandalia-Butler 6-0 Thursday. Piqua, 3-4-1 overall, will play at Miami East day. Cavs edge Trojans The Lehman Cavaliers boys soccer team squeaked by the Botkins Trojans Thursday night 1-0. The Cavaliers lone goal came in the 77th minute when Rocco Catanzarite took a perfect ball from Joseph Simpson and drilled it into the left corner of the net. Lehman dominated play for much of the match out shooting the Trojans 26-4 for the game. But Botkins goal keep Joseph Shuga recorded 17 saves. He stopped a Lehman PK with 30 minutes left in the game but the Cavaliers kept the heat on. “I was happy with the way we possessed the ball tonight,” Lehman coach Tom Thornton said. “We controlled the midfield and got off a lot of shots. But we need to finish the shots off and we weren’t able to do that as well as I would have liked. It is something we will have to continue to work on.” Lehman moves to 4-2 on the season and will host Ottoville on Saturday at 11:00.


Lady Vikings roll

LEWISBURG — Eight different girls scored for the Lady Vikings en route to a 9-0 Cross County Conference win. “We definitely needed a game like this after our last one,” Miami East coach Lil Carson said. ” This was not a very physical game, and the girls were able to relax and have a little fun with it. We got everyone in and three girls got their first goal of the season.” Katelyn Gardella got things started for East seven minutes into the game off a cross from Abigael Amheiser. Eight minutes later, Emily Holicki found the net on a one-touch off a Lindsey Roeth cross. With 11 minutes remaining until the break, Jessica Barlage scored off a Gardella lay-off. Kendra Beckman rounded off the scoring in the first half with 2 1/2 remaining when she returned a poor clearance by the TCN defense. The Vikings wasted no time getting started the second half. Roeth had an easy tap-in five minutes in when Gardella eased a ball behind all of the TCN defense. Less than 30 seconds later, Beckman had her second of the night after she followed her own shot that rebounded off the keeper. Midway through the second half, Cheyenne Smith scored off a far-post run from an Ellie Gearhart throwin. Gearhart got her own eight minutes later off a drop from Renee DeFord. Sam Skidmore finished off the scoring with 6 left to play as she followed a Brynne Snodgrass long ball that was sent over top of the defense. East is now 6-1-1 (3-0) and will travel to Anna on Tuesday.

Browns’ Kruger eager for homecoming with Ravens BEREA (AP) — Paul Kruger hasn’t shown his new teammates his diamond-studded Super Bowl ring yet. That can wait. First, the Browns linebacker wants to settle some unfinished business with the Baltimore Ravens, the team he helped win it all, and the one which allowed him to walk away. Kruger returns Sunday to face his former teammates, and while it will be good to see friends, they’ll be sworn enemies for several hours. Since signing a fiveyear, $40 million, freeagent contract with Cleveland in March, Kruger has envisioned the day he’ll line up across from Baltimore’s offensive line, put Joe Flacco in his crosshairs and went after the

Ravens quarterback. “I have thought about it, and as soon as I knew I was coming here, being able to play against those guys, I knew it was going to be intense,” he said. Kruger’s going back with something to prove. Overlooked on a Baltimore defense loaded with Pro Bowlers, Kruger led the Ravens in sacks but had a limited role in the Super Bowl win over San Francisco. Accustomed to 30 or 40 plays, Kruger said he was only on the field for 17 snaps — though the official sheet says 22. As he stood on the sideline, Kruger couldn’t understand why he wasn’t playing. When he did get on the field, he made the most of his time, recording two sacks. Afterward, he won-

dered if it was a foreshadowing of the Ravens’ intentions. It left him with mixed feelings. “I don’t know if disrespected is the right word,” Kruger said. “I’d say more frustrated, just personally, not having to do with anybody else. I’m a competitive guy and I want to be in there on every play and I think anybody who didn’t say that would be lying to you. I’ve had to have a chip on my shoulder since I came into the league. I think pretty much everybody does, that’s just how football’s played. “You have to play tough and you’ve got to play angry, especially on the defensive side of the ball.” He’s got an edge, all right, and the Browns are glad.

The 6-foot-4, 270pound Kruger has brought experience, leadership and toughness to Cleveland’s defense, which played well last week vs. Miami. The Browns held the Dolphins to 20 rushing yards on 23 attempts. Kruger recorded a sack. His breakout season in 2012 helped earn a lifechanging contract. But beyond gaining long-term security, Kruger made a name for himself as part of a vaunted defense that included future Hall of Famers Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. “You have to earn respect in this league,” he said. “You can turn on the game and watch the film and some guys are going to be pointed out more than others just because that’s the nature

of the media. So you go to a team with a bunch of superstars, it takes a lot of hard work and plays to standout. I am not a guy who craves attention or respect from people that I don’t need it from, so I feel I got respect from the coaches and opponents who respect the way I’ve played and that is really what I was all about.” In Cleveland, he’s been all about helping the Browns gain respect. It didn’t take long for Kruger to become a leader. After all, he’s the only player with a Super Bowl win. “He knows what it takes, simple as that,” linebacker D’Qwell Jackson said. “He knows how to practice. He understands the focus that it’s going to take

from Week 1 to Week 16 to get to that mountaintop. We watch him all the time and ask him a ton of questions. It’s good to have a guy in the locker room that’s experienced that. “Anytime he speaks we all listen.” Kruger said he didn’t take any satisfaction in watching Baltimore’s defense give up 49 points to Denver in its opener. For him to feel gratified, he must fulfill himself. “I am not the type of guy who wants to see other people fail just because I am not around or whatever,” he said. “I have a lot of friends over there, a lot of personal connections that I still keep close to me. So it is what it is. I would rather make a statement by what I am doing, not by what they’re doing.”


12 Saturday, September 14, 2013 • Piqua Daily Call

Taliban attack on US Consulate kills 4 Afghans Amir Shah Nahal Toosi Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban attacked a U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan with car bombs and guns on Friday, killing at least four Afghans but failing to enter the compound or hurt any Americans. The attack in the city of Herat underscored concerns about an insurgency that shows no signs of letting up as U.S.-led troops reduce their presence ahead of a full withdrawal next year. Within hours of the assault, the U.S. temporarily evacuated many of its consular personnel to the embassy in Kabul, 650 kilometers (400 miles) to the east. Herat lies near Afghanistan’s border with Iran and is considered one of the safer cities in the country, with a strong Iranian influence. Friday’s attack highlighted the Taliban’s reach: The militants once concentrated their activities in the east and the south, but in recent years have demonstrated an ability to strike with more frequency in the once-peaceful north and west. In a phone call, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi took responsibility for the assault. An interpreter and three members of the Afghan security forces were killed, said U.S. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf. Seven militants, including two

drivers of explosives-laden vehicles, also died, according to Gen. Rahmatullah Safi, Herat province’s chief of police. At least 17 people were wounded, said Herat hospital official Sayednaim Alemi. The attack began about 6 a.m. when militants in an SUV and a van set off their explosives while others on foot fired on Afghan security forces guarding the Consulate, Safi said. He said the militants were not able to breach the compound, where Americans live and work. Harf said the attackers fired rocket propelled grenades and that the compound’s front gate was extensively damaged in one of the bombings. Footage broadcast on Afghanistan’s Tolo television network showed Afghan police dragging away a badly bloodied man from the scene. Rubble and twisted pieces of metal lay strewn in a seemingly wide area near the consulate. American security personnel were among those responding to the attack, Harf said. Robert Hilton, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, said “all consulate personnel are safe and accounted for.” Most of the staff were temporarily relocated to the capital, but some essential personnel stayed in Herat, he said. U.S. and other foreign missions are attractive targets for militants

Hoshang Hashimi | AP Photo

Afghan security personnel assist an injured police after a suicide car bombing and a gunfight near the U.S. consulate in Herat Province, west of Kabul on Friday. Taliban militants attacked the U.S. consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, using a car bomb and guns to battle security forces just outside the compound in the city of Herat. It was not entirely clear whether any attackers managed to breach the facility.

in Afghanistan, but their high walls and strict security also make them difficult to penetrate. The militants also often carry out complex attacks that include suicide car bombers and fighters on foot. Last month, a botched bombing against the Indian Consulate in the Afghan city of Jalalabad killed nine people, including six children. No Indian officials were hurt. And two years ago to the day, insurgents

fired rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles at the U.S. Embassy, NATO offices and other buildings in Kabul. Also Friday morning, a suicide truck bombing wounded seven Afghans in eastern Paktika province’s Sar Hawza district, said Mokhlis Afghan, a spokesman for the provincial governor. Paktika province lies along the border with Pakistan, and militants affiliated

with the Taliban and al-Qaida are active in the region. Friday’s attacks came in the wake of nationwide celebrations after the Afghan soccer team won the South Asian Football Federation Championship on Wednesday. The win produced a rare moment of national unity in this ethnically divided country, and euphoric Afghans poured into the streets to express their joy over the victory.

Teachers seize historic heart of Mexico City Mark Stevenson Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of striking teachers seized control of the historic heart of Mexico City on Friday, blockading the Zocalo plaza armed with metal pipes and wooden clubs as riot police flooded the area for what could be an ugly confrontation culminating weeks of protests against an education reform. The teachers used steel grates and plastic traffic dividers to block the streets leading into the Zocalo, home to the Metropolitan Cathedral, Templo Mayor and National Palace, some of the city’s best-known tourist attractions. Hundreds of Mexico City and federal riot police massed on the other sides of the barriers. Mexico’s government has promised that Independence Day celebrations, including the traditional presidential shout of independence from a balcony overlooking the square, will take place there Sunday and Monday. The teachers, many veterans of battles with police in the poor southern states where they live, are promising not to move from the square where they have camped out for weeks, launching a string of disruptive marches around the city. Manuel Mondragon, the head of the federal police, warned on national television that police would move in at 4 p.m. local time. One of the heads of the teachers’ union organizing the protests said organizers were still deciding what to do, but protesters on the street said they were preparing for battle. “We’re ready for whatever happens,” said Jesus Sanchez, a teacher from the southern state of Oaxaca, where he battled police during a months-long clash between authorities and striking teachers and their backers in 2006. “The Zocalo is for the people, it’s not

Eduardo Verdugo | AP Photo

Protesting teachers light a bonfire in Mexico City main plaza, the Zocalo on Friday. Thousands of teachers who have camped out at the Zocalo for more than a month have been told by authorities they need to leave today setting the stage for what could be an ugly confrontation culminating weeks of protests against an education reform. As federal police helicopters swooped low overhead Friday, teachers struck tents they have been living in for weeks and burned garbage and plastic traffic barriers, filling the Zocalo with thick, acrid smoke.

just for a few.” The teachers have disrupted the center of one of the world’s largest cities at least 15 times over the last two months, decrying a plan that aims to break union control of Mexico’s dysfunctional education system. President Enrique Pena Nieto dashed the teachers’ hopes of blocking the overhaul when he signed the new system into law Tuesday. On Wednesday, the protests began turning violent, as protesting teachers scuffled with riot police after officers set up a line to keep protesters from blocking one of the city’s main expressways. City officials reported 15 police

hurt as protesters seized some plastic riot shields from officers. The teachers say blocking the reform itself is no longer the point. They say they are now trying to maintain pressure to protect their rights and privileges as the government puts the labor reforms into effect and reduces union control over teacher hiring and assignment. As federal police helicopters swooped low overhead Friday, teachers struck tents they have been living in for weeks and burned garbage and plastic traffic barriers, filling the Zocalo with thick, acrid smoke. A group of battle-hardened teachers said clearing the tents

was a tactical move to allow them maneuvering room for any possible clash. In echoes of the Oaxaca clashes of 2006, a group of Oaxaca teachers said they had already commandeered a bulldozer from road works in the Zocalo and had moved it to the front lines, to use against a possible police attack. “We’ve got the bulldozer ready,” said primary-school teacher Cesar Perez, who teaches in the impoverished Sierra Norte mountains of Oaxaca. “The president isn’t going to give the shout here. Here they are going to listen to the people.” As the teachers waved pipes and cudgels in the air, singing “we will overcome!” actor Pepe Ortiz cheered on the crowd dressed as independence hero Miguel Hidalgo and clutching a big Mexican flag. He brushed off criticism that the protest was preventing the customary shout of independence. “For me, this is the shout, the shout of the people,” he said, pointing to the singing, chanting throng of protesters. “This is the real shout.” The protests are being led by the National Education Workers Coordinating Committee, or CNTE, the smaller of the country’s two main teachers unions. The larger union has supported Pena Nieto’s reform. The teachers argue that the powerful listen only to power, and their main strength is the ability to shut schools and make life inconvenient in Mexico’s economic, political and cultural heart. Mexico City’s government has avoided intervening until Friday, increasing the frustrations of many of the capital’s residents. The city’s leftist government has historically been slow to crack down on protests, fearful of violence on the capital’s streets. Two massacres of protesting students in 1968 and 1971 became national traumas.

President’s brother key to Syria regime survival Barbara Surk Associated Press

BEIRUT (AP) — He is hardly ever photographed or even quoted in Syria’s media. Wrapped in that blanket of secrecy, President Bashar Assad’s younger brother has been vital to the family’s survival in power. Maher Assad commands the elite troops that protect the Syrian capital from rebels on its outskirts and is widely believed to have helped orchestrate the regime’s fierce campaign to put down the uprising, now well into its third year. He has also gained a reputation for brutality among opposition activists. His role underlines the family core of the Assad regime, though he is a stark contrast to his brothers. His eldest brother, Basil, was the family prince, publicly groomed by their father Hafez to succeed him as president — until Basil died in a 1994 car crash. That vaulted Bashar, then an eye doctor in London with no military or political experience, into the role as heir, rising to the presidency after his father’s death in 2000. The two brothers — the “martyr” and the president — often appear together in posters. The 45-year-old Maher, however, has resolutely stayed out of the limelight. Friends, military colleagues and even his enemies describe him as

a strict military man to the core. The 15,000 soldiers in the 4th Armored Division that he leads are largely members of the Assad family’s minority Alawite sect — who see the civil war as a battle for their very survival — and represent the best paid, armed and trained units of the Syrian military. In the past year, his troops have launched repeated offensives against rebels firmly entrenched on Damascus’ outskirts, bombarding and raiding the impoverished suburbs they hold. Maher is also believed to have led a bloody crackdown on dissent since the uprising began in March 2011 with largely peaceful protests against Assad’s rule. In April, the Syrian rights group Violations Documentation Center reported interviews with several former detainees who described being crammed in crowded cells and undergoing beatings by guards in secret prisons on the 4th Division’s bases around Damascus where hundreds of suspected regime opponents have been held. “He is known to be merciless butcher,” said Mohammed al-Tayeb, an opposition activist speaking by Skype from the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Douma, among the areas pounded by the 4th Division’s assaults. Within President Bashar’s

circle of trust, Maher has advocated an uncompromising response throughout the uprising. “From the beginning, Maher was convinced that the uprising must be put down before any talks take place,” said Fawaz A. Gerges, director of the Middle East Center at the London School of Economics. “The life of the regime depends on Maher’s ability to prevent the rebels from infiltrating Damascus and toppling his brother’s government … If Damascus falls, the regime goes,” He also played a role in reshaping the Syrian military as the conflict dragged on. Once plagued by defections as rebels gained territory, the military this year has regained the upper hand with a series of powerful offensives, battling rebels to a standstill in cities and taking back some towns. “The Syrian military has changed from a rusty institution, filled with passive and tired conscripts into an urban warfare fighting machine, filled with skilled and battle hardened fighters,” said Gerges. Maher’s importance has only grown. His brother-inlaw Assef Shawkat, who was deputy defense minister and a key figure in the intelligence apparatus, was killed along with the defense minister in a June 2012 bombing.

Shawkat’s wife, the Assads’ older sister Bushra, herself a major adviser to Bashar, is believed to have since left the country for Gulf. Several of Bashar’s cousins hold significant security posts, but Maher is by far the most prominent relative. Following the Aug. 21 alleged chemical attack near Damascus that killed hundreds, opposition activists charged that the rockets carrying the chemical agents were fired by the 4th Division’s 155th Brigade, which commands large missile sites on the mountains overlooking the capital. However, the opposition could not produce proof. The United States blames the military for the attack but has not specified which units — though Maher’s are the ones that operate in the capital. The Syrian government has denied its troops carried out the attack, accusing instead foreign Islamic militants among the rebels. Maher’s relationship to his 48-year-old brother in some ways mirrors that of his father Hafez’s to his own younger brother, Rifaat, who commanded an elite military unit and was seen as the regime enforcer in the first decade after the Assads came to power in a 1970 coup. But Rifaat fell out with Hafez after he made his own bid for power in the mid-1980s, and

has lived in exile in Europe since. Maher, a brigadier general, has shown no similar thirst for the presidency. There’s been no public sign of frictions with Bashar. Last year, when rebels were striking directly into the heart of Damascus, a few startling chants calling for Maher to rule could be heard at pro-government protests: “Bashar to the clinic, Maher to the command,” underlining a perception that the military younger brother was more fit for power than his former doctor brother. But the chants were scattered, soon ended and never grew to a larger campaign. From behind the heavy secrecy, numerous reports of Maher’s ruthlessness and temper circulate — though few have been confirmed. Opposition figures and activists say Maher was behind a July 2008 crackdown on a riot by mainly Islamist prisoners at the Saidnaya prison near Damascus, in which at least 17 prisoners were killed, according to Amnesty International — though others put the toll at several dozen. An online video of the scene shows a man activists claim is Maher taking cell-phone pictures of the mangled bodies and severed limbs of the dead. The man resembles Maher, but has not

been confirmed as him. Hisham Jaber, a retired Lebanese army general who has studied the Syrian army and is in touch with officers from the 4th Division, said Maher is known as a “brave … and in some respects aggressive man, who has a lot of military experience.” He is respected by his troops but also feared for his strictness, Jaber said. Like his brother, Maher is married to a member of Syria’s Sunni Muslim majority. He, his wife Manal Jadaan, and three children — two girls and an 18-month-old boy — live in a villa near the presidential palace in Damascus. Maher is a passionate equestrian and owns a ranch and horses in the Yaafour area, near Damascus, according to two family friends, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to give details of his private life. He also collects autographed jerseys from athletes and old motorcycles, they added. Qassem Saadeddine, a former Syrian army colonel and spokesman for the rebels’ Supreme Military Council, counters that Maher ensures loyalty among those close to him with largesse. “He gives them money, cars, houses and all means of entertainment.” “He controls the country and its resources, that’s what he does.”

Comics• Piqua Daily Call












For Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Conversations with partners and close friends might be upsetting today because somebody is too blunt. (Hmmm, I wonder who that is.) Tact can be a virtue. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your work routine will be interrupted today. Computer crashes, power outages, staff shortages and changes to technology will be likely reasons for this. Steady as she goes! GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is an accident-prone day for your kids; therefore, be vigilant. However, romance will hold some surprises. Love at first sight is possible. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your home routine might be interrupted today with surprise company knocking at the door or small appliances breaking down. (Oh, no!) Stock the fridge, and be ready for anything. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This is an accident-prone day for your sign, so be careful. Pay attention to everything you say and do. Think before you speak or act. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Today you might find money or you might lose money. You also might break or lose something you own. Therefore, keep your eyes open! Slow down and take it easy. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You are a sign noted for your tact and diplomacy. But even you have exceptions. Be careful that you don't blurt something out that shocks or offends someone. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Surprising secrets might come out today. Something is going on behind the scenes that others do not expect. This could include you. (Keep your eyes open, and be ready to act.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might meet a real character today, or someone in a group setting might say or do something that surprises you. Nothing will unfold as expected, because this is an unpredictable day. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Today you might feel rebellious about something. You might even want to quit your day job. I recommend that you give everything a sober second thought. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Travel plans could change today. On the other hand, you suddenly might have a chance to take a trip. Matters related to higher education, medicine and the law will be rescheduled or canceled. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Disputes about shared property and inheritances might take place today but in a surprising way. Perhaps somebody really blows his or her top? Stay chill. YOU BORN TODAY You are curious, and you love mysteries. You always explore your surroundings and your own world. Whatever you do, you want to earn good money. (Sometimes you even do this secretly.) You also want respect from your peers. You need to be free to do as you want and function in society. This year, an important choice must be made. Choose wisely. Birthdate of: Robert Benchley, author; Tom Hardy, actor; Clare Maguire, singer/songwriter.






Saturday, September 14, 2013


Help Wanted General

Medical Assistant (MA)

that work .com

Needed for busy physician office. Must be hard working, organized and personable. Full time, Monday-Friday. No weekends or Holidays. Excellent pay and benefits.

Lost & Found

Yard Sale

LOST FEMALE CAT, white with black tail & black spots on face, lost in Parkridge on Parkway Drive. Call (937)606-2641

PIQUA, 2308 Wilshire Drive, Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm, Toro self propelled mower with bagger, gas trimmer, futon frame, end tables, Toshiba tv with built in dvd player, HealthRider exerciser, weed eater, Scotts lawn spreader, Miscellaneous

Auctions Yard Sale BRADFORD, 160 Columbia Street, Friday & Saturday, 9am-3pm, Downsizing, Miscellaneous furniture, dehumidifier, microwave, Christmas decorations, wall decorations, books, VHS tapes, miscellaneous PIQUA 1020 Lincoln St. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 830am-? Antique plates and furniture. Slab of marble. Paint guns. Golf clubs & set. Lots of miscellaneous. PIQUA 1115 Camp St. Friday & Saturday 9am-3pm. FIRST TIME SALE! Lumber. Paint & supplies. Crafts. Collectibles. Christmas items. Furniture. PIQUA 1238 Marwood Dr. MOVING SALE! Friday 8am3pm, Saturday 8am-noon. China cabinet/base. Oak dining table/6 chairs. Twin beds/mattresses. Bookshelves. Media cabinet. Desks. Bicycles. Downhill skis. Car topper. Dressers. Radial arm saw. 55 gallon fish tank/base. Miscellaneous. PIQUA 323 Glenwood. Friday & Saturday 9am-? ESTATE SALE. Gas stove. refrigerator. Washer/dryer. Microwave. TV's. Wood dinette set. Small appliances. Tools. Conn Organ. Household items. New ATV tires. Motorcycle. Lots of miscellaneous. PIQUA 450 Garbry Road Unit S57 Sunday Only 9am-4pm Storage Unit Sale, Ikea furniture, antique chair, coffee tables, knick knacks PIQUA 511 Gill. Thursday & Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-noon. Stuff, stuff, STUFF! Girls bicycle. Lawn mower. Big variety, DONT MISS IT! PIQUA 724 Boal Ave. Saturday 8am-4pm. AC TV. Furniture. Household items. Some clothing. PIQUA 807 Lindsey St. Friday & Saturday 10am-4pm. Clothing: Justice brand sizes 10-14, boys sizes baby-3T. Small maternity clothes. Coats. Games. Toddler bed. Swing. Walker. Stroller. DVD's. Softball gear. Live bait. Miscellaneous. PIQUA, 1205 Maplewood Drive, Thursday, Friday 10am4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, Multi family sale! stroller, boppy, baby swing, toys, poker table/ chips, furniture, small appliances, glassware, books, dvds, golf items, holiday decorations, Lots more!! No early birds PIQUA, 1337 Elmwood Circle, Firday, 9-5:30pm, Saturday 911am, MANY LIKE NEW ITEMS, DS and games, remote control cars, Longaberger baskets, 13"TV, mini stereo and speakers, kids clean toys, brand name clothes, too much to list!! TROY 325 Crestwood Drive Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-? Lots of nice girls clothes 0-7 years, boys 0-4 years priced cheap, women's small to plus size, furniture, antiques, strollers, toys, pack n play, and more

Drivers & Delivery

PIQUA, 724 Brook Street, Thursday & Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-2pm, Backyard Sale! toys, plus size clothing, scrubs, stroller, highchair, McCoy cookie jars, Lots and lots of miscellaneous


CDL Grads may qualify Class A CDL required Great Pay & Benefits! Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619 STORAGE TRAILERS FOR RENT (800)278-0617 Education

PIQUA, 7858 Fessler Buxton Road, Thursday-Saturday 9-?, floppy engines, old vehicle, hutch, glassware, children clothes, jeans, books, end tables, utility tables, piano, winter clothes, exercise equipment

PIQUA, 830 Manier Avenue, Saturday 9-3pm, HUGE MULTIFAMILY SALE, baby items, kids clothes boys/girls, household items, lots of miscellaneous. VERY REASONABLE PRICES. TROY 412, 454, 455, 498 Shaftsbury Road, Thursday, Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm Collectibles, antiques, clocks, furniture, double stroller, computer printer-fax-scanner, bathroom sink, tools, baby children junior girls ladies men clothes, new men steel toe shoes, ATV seat and miscellaneous TROY 498 Shaftsbury Road Thursday, Friday 10am-5pm, and Saturday 9am-12pm Collectibles priced to sell - Boyds, Ty, Bradford Exchange plates; Christmas decorations, music, books, household, lawn and garden. New QVC items. Drivers & Delivery Driver

Solo & Teams Fleets; We are Growing!!!

★ Priority Dispatch ★ ★ Competitive Pay ★ Consistent Miles ★ Established Routes ★ Direct Deposit/ Paid Vacations ★ 2012/2013 Equipment ★ No Touch Freight/ No Hazmat ★ Health Ins/ 401K Match

TEACHERS SUBSTITUTES Rogy's Learning Place in Sidney is currently hiring Full and Part Time Teachers. Benefits include Health Insurance, 401K, discounted child care. Interested applicants please call (937)498-1030 EOE Engineering

Electrical Engineer/ Designer Garmann / Miller & Associates has an immediate opening for a full-time Electrical Engineer/Designer to design power systems, lighting, fire alarm, security, and sound systems. Applicant must possess strong communication, organizational skills and be detail oriented. Preferred education: Associate's or Bachelor's Degree with 2-5 years Electrical Design experience. A takecharge individual with the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Garmann / Miller ArchitectsEngineers is a growing, progressive firm in Minster, Ohio offering full-service architectural and engineering services for educational, industrial, commercial, healthcare, and municipal design projects. Benefits include health insurance, vacation, and continuing education. Compensation will be commensurate to experience and skills. Garmann/Miller & Associates is an equal opportunity employer. Send resume to ebaltzell@

Class A CDL with 1 year OTR exp Food Grade Tanker Call 888-895-1275


173± Acre

Multi Parcel Real Estate Auction

EXPERIENCED DIE DESIGN ENGINEER Stolle Machinery in Sidney, Ohio is the worldʼs leading supplier of two piece can and end making machinery for the global canmaking industry. We are seeking qualified engineering candidates for an immediate opening. All candidates must possess the following qualifications: 1-3 years in die design experience with an Associateʼs or Bachelorʼs degree in relevant field. The ability to develop, maintain, control and deliver BOMs, prints etc... necessary to manufacture, assemble and operate parts and equipment sold by Stolle. Proficient in 3D CAD modeling, 2D detailing (SolidWorks preferred) able to handle multiple projects and meet stringent deadlines. Stolle Machinery offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: competi t i v e w a g e s , health/dental/vision, PTO, holidays and tuition assistance. Employer paid Disability, Life, 401k match and EAP. Send your resume AND wage requirements to: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC 2900 Campbell Road Sidney, Ohio 45365 Attention: Human Resources (DDE 913)

Freshway Foods, in Sidney has an immediate Supervisor/ Manager position. The successful candidate will have: * Previous experience * Ability to work a flexible schedule For immediate consideration complete an application or email resume: Freshway Foods 601 North Stolle Sidney, Ohio 45365

Truck Body Technician Excellent opportunity for an experienced individual in truck body repair. Ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with sanding, grinding, painting & fiberglass repair on tractor-trailers. Must be reliable and able to work with minimal supervision. Pay based on experience. This is an excellent long term opportunity with insurance, 401K, uniforms, and a very clean shop. Apply at: Continental Express 10450 State Route 47 Sidney, OH or call Mark at (937)497-2100

Stolle Machinery is an EOE

Visiting Angels is growing again, seeks experienced caregivers for in-home, private duty care. All shifts, preference for live-in, nights, and weekends. Always interested in meeting great caregivers! 419-501-2323. midwestohio.

Help Wanted General


E-mail: Or apply on line at:

Machinist Wanted!! Looking for an experienced machinist in the Piqua area to work 40+ hours/wk at a growing company. Excellent benefits available after 90 days. If interested, please call Doug at (937)916-3045


DRIVERS *Semi/Tractor Trailer *Home Daily *All No Touch Loads *Excellent Equipment *Medical Insurance *Eye & Dental Reimbursement *401K Retirement *Paid Holidays Shut Down days *Safety Bonus Paid Weekly *Minimum Age "23" *Class "A" CDL Required Require Good MVR & References Call Chamber Leasing @ 1-800-526-6435

Buckeye Insurance Group seeks energetic, service-oriented individual to work as a receptionist in our Piqua office. Duties include managing switchboard, greeting visitors, receiving and directing deliveries, along with some data entry and other assigned clerical duties. Exceptional telephone and interpersonal skills are a must! Associate degree and good working knowledge of Word and Excel required, 2-3 years prior experience preferred.

View Bidder Packet and all info @ VONDENHUEVEL AUCTIONEERS



Justin Vondenhuevel CAI Auctioneer Realtor Re/Max One Realty

4 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, Piqua. Basement. C/A. 2 car, detached garage. 519 Spring St. (937)773-0137 Apartments /Townhouses 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941

10 MILES, North of Piqua in Houston, 1&2 Bedroom Apartments, starting at $265, Plus utilities, (937)526-3264 PIQUA, 214 Broadway, big 2 bedroom, $375 month, $200 deposit, good area, washer/dryer hookup, (937)778-8093.

TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, Water, Trash Paid, $425 & $525 Monthly. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821 PIQUA, Clean quiet safe, 1 bedroom, $500 includes water No pets! Senior approved, (937)778-0524 Houses For Rent 4 BEDROOM, 2 bath house, 1 car garage, very nice, Boal Avenue, $850 monthly, $1000 Deposit, (937)541-9178 PIQUA, 317 Commercial, big recently remodeled 1 story, 2 bedroom, $475 monthly, $200 deposit, (937)778-8093. RTO: 10 MILES north of Piqua in Houston, remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garage, CA, down payment required. (937)526-3264 Livestock CALVES, Quality Feeder, 80% black, all beef, weaned, 75% registered, 25 head, average 545-lbs, all shots, delivery possible, (937)667-5659, (937)602-4918

BOSTON TERRIERS 2 male. DOB: 8/26/13. First shots and wormed. (937)693-2794 Leave a message, will call back. FREE BEAGLE to good home, 4 years old, (937)339-4554 FRENCH BULLDOG, Mixed breed, 3 year old female, spayed, very gentle, loves children, moving forces sale, $50, (937)773-1445

Please send resumes to send.resumes@

Remodeling & Repairs


JOHNSON ELECTRIC Johnson Electric, located in Vandalia, OH, is an industry leader in motion subsystems including motors, solenoids, switches, flex circuits and microelectronics. Current openings include:

Assembler- 2nd and 3rd Shift Toolmaker- 1st Shift CNC Machinist- 2nd Shift Maintenance Technician- 2nd Shift

Help Wanted General

Houses For Sale


Saturday September 21st. 9:00 a.m.

For the convenience of our bidders this auction will be simulcast live on the internet auction day. Place pre-BIDS or register now for this event.


12pm-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

2 Tracts Located in Lost Creek Twp on N. Bollinger Rd. Casstown, Ohio Miami County

Tract (1) 89.651 Acres Tract (2) 83.400 Acres

Please forward resume and hand written cover letter to: Practice Administrator Dept. 135 c/o Troy Daily News Troy, OH 45373





• • • •

Roofing Windows Kitchens Sunrooms

• • • •

Spouting Metal Roofing Siding Doors

• • • •

Baths Awnings Concrete Additions


40488555 40058902

Roofing & Siding

Johnson Electric offers Day 1 Medical Coverage, Paid Time Off, Competitive Wages, 401K Match, Climate Controlled Facility. For detailed information on positions and how to apply visit The Job Center at or 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Dayton, OH 45422 For additional questions call 937-225-4534 Johnson Electric is an EEO employer. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V 40492776

Quality Assurance Weld Technicians Select-Arc, Inc. is expanding and seeking qualified Welding Technicians to work in its Fort Loramie Quality Assurance Laboratory. Candidates will be responsible for conducting weld inspection and the evaluation of products. Candidates must also have general weld training, or possess general weld knowledge and experience, and perform conformance evaluation. Process training in FCAW or GMAW a plus. Competitive wage and comprehensive benefits package offered. Apply here, email or fax resume to Human Resources at Select-Arc, Inc., 600 Enterprise Drive, P.O. Box 259, Fort Loramie, OH. 45845. Fax: (888) 511-5217. Email: No calls, please. 40492801

Help Wanted General

Maintenance Technician Whirlpool KitchenAid seeks a highly motivated and detail oriented individual for the position of Maintenance Technician.

25 Year Experience - Licensed & Bonded Wind & Hail Damage -Insurance Approved 15 Year Workmanship Warranty


Help Wanted General

-The right candidate will have successfully completed an apprenticeship program or have a state Journeymanʼs card. -Candidates with at least 5 years related ance experience may be considered.

industrial mainten-

-Must possess knowledge of multi-voltage requirements for motor applications, have mechanical troubleshooting experience, computer experience including Microsoft applications and SAP PM CMMS, and be familiar with hydraulics, pneumatic applications and repairs. -Must be willing to work 2nd or 3rd shift. Interested candidates should submit their resume to: KitchenAid Attn: Human Resources 1701 KitchenAid Way Greenville, OH 45331 Or online to: Requisition # A1A26

PARAMEDICS/EMTs Looking for professional, caring EMTs to join our growing team on Sidney/Wapakoneta area. Immediate openings for various shifts. FT/PT. Active OH EMS Certification required. EMTs: $11/hr. AEMTs: $13/hr. Paramedics: $15/hr. Apply online:

Farm Equipment 2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON Ultra Classic, 9600 Miles, Lots of extras, $14900 obo (937)609-1852 RVs / Campers NEW BUSHOG model 40 rototiller. Designed for compact and small tractors. Top of the line. Cost over $1700 new, asking $1300 (937)489-1725

1996 JAYCO EAGLE 10 popup sleeps 6-8, refrigerator, a/c, sink, very nice condition, asking $1800 (937)339-1494 Appliances

Autos Under $5000 1995 OLDS CUTLASS Supreme, 2 door, 145k miles, good condition, runs wells, garaged, $1400. Call (937)418-1117. Autos For Sale 1990 PLYMOUTH Acclaim, Rebuilt transmission, cold a/c, runs good, $1800, (419)6293830 1993 CHRYSLER New Yorker, 58000 miles, cold a/c, new transmission, $4500, (419)6293830 1998 JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo. 4 wheel drive. 135,000 miles. Fair condition. $1,500. (937)773-5973 2003 CADILLAC CTS, 98k miles, silver, automatic, v6, Bose Sound system, leather heated seats, looks/ runs like new, $8295, (937)295-2626

DEEP FREEZE. 22x21" chest style, white, new condition. $90 (937)418-5495 Firewood FIREWOOD, split and seasoned hardwood, you load $65 regular pickup, $55 for 6 ft bed, call for prices and delivery (937)266-4921 FIREWOOD, All hard wood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)7262780 Miscellaneous ANNUITY.COM Guaranteed Income For Your Retirement Avoid market risk & get guaranteed income for retirement! Call for FREE copy of our SAFE MONEY GUIDE Plus Annuity Quotes from A-Rated companies! 800-423-0676

MEDICAL GUARDIAN: Medical Alert for Seniors - 24/7 monitoring. FREE Equipment. Free Shipping. Nationwide Service. $29.95/Month CALL Medical Guardian Today 855-850-9105


Heritage Goodhew Standing Seam Metal RooďŹ ng Metal Roof Repair Specialist

765-857-2623 765-509-0069 Owner- Vince Goodhew

WOODEN PLAYSET accessories, 5FT tube tunnel, climbing cargo net, steering wheel, & Miscellaneous accessories, new deluxe zip-line fun ride, (937)470-5915 READY FOR MY QUOTE CABLE: SAVE on Cable TV-InternetDigital Phone-Satellite. You've Got A Choice! Options from ALL major service providers. Call us to learn more! CALL TODAY. 888-929-9254

All Small Jobs Welcome! ASK FOR BRANDEN (937)710-4851


Paving & Excavating

Natural brown mulch.

Cleaning & Maintenance

No chemicals. Spread and edged for $30 per yard. Total up the square feet of beds and divide that by 120 to equal the amount of yards needed. (937)926-0229

MY COMPUTER WORKS: My Computer Works Computer problems? Viruses, spyware, email, printer issues, bad internet connections - FIX IT NOW! Professional, U.S.based technicians. $25 off service. Call for immediate help. 1-888-781-3386 OMAHA STEAKS: ENJOY 100% guaranteed, delivered-to-the-door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 74% PLUS 4 FREE Burgers - The Family Value Combo - Only $39.99. ORDER Today 1-888-721-9573, use code 48643XMD - or 9

Landscaping, Clean Up, Hauling, Painting, Gutter & Roofing,


Land Care

Construction & Building

INERRANT CONTRACTORS Stop overpaying your general contractors!

Pet Grooming

Self performing our own work allows for the best prices on skilled labor. • Kitchens • Roofs • Windows • Baths • Doors • Siding • Decks • Floors • Drywall • Paint 25 years combined experience FREE estimates (937)573-7357


YORKIE-POO Puppies, 2 males, have 1st shots, $250 each, also taking deposits on 3 Female Yorkie-Poo puppies, call (419)582-4211




LIFT RECLINER, Blue Lazy Boy, Luxury lift recliner, with massage & heat, Great condition, (937)470-5915

Home of the “Tough Bag� End-of-Season Special: $10 belts with buckle. Buy 1, get 1 free. Tough Bags. 5 sizes, 4 colors. Buy 1, get 2 belts free.



Harold (Smokey) Knight (937)260-2120


SHITZ-POO PUPPIES, will be ready 9/14/13 first shots and wormed, $250, some chocolate, black, & white. Call (937)658-1599 or (937)6581620

Smokey’s Handmade Leather Crafts



DISH: DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL NOW! 1-800-734-5524



52,000 miles, sport package, silver, auto, 35 mpg, excellent condition, great economical car, $8500

Gutter Repair & Cleaning


POMERANIAN PUPPIES, 6 Females, 2 Males, Multicolored. Shots included. Call after 1pm (937)489-0811


Miscellaneous UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION: DONATE YOUR CAR - FAST FREE TOWING 24 Hr. Response - Tax Deduction UNITED BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION Providing Free Mammograms & Breast Cancer Info 888-928-2362


Male Yorkie Poo $250, Male Mini Poodle $250, Male Yorkie $295, Female Yorkie $395. Call (419)925-4339

Miscellaneous CANADA DRUG: Canada Drug Center is your choice for safe and affordable medications. Our licensed Canadian mail order pharmacy will provide you with savings of up to 75 percent on all your medications needs. Call today 1-800-341-2398 for $10.00 off your first prescription and free shipping.


Autos For Sale


Pets KOI FISH, for sale, from 1 inch to 8 inches long, (937)7780189

Amy E. Walker, D.V.M. 937-418-5992 Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

SALT & PEPPER Shakers, Large collection, (937)4925655, (937)726-1405 for appointment to see, leave message, desire to sell as one collection


Are You Still Paying Too Much For Your Medications? You can save up to 75% when you fill your prescriptions at our Canadian and International Pharmacy Service. rice

Our P

Get An Extra $10 Off & Free Shipping On Your 1st Order!

Celecoxib* $61.00

Generic equivalent of CelebrexTM. Generic price for 200mg x 100 compared to

CelebrexTM $568.87 Typical US brand price for 200mg x 100

Call the number below and save an additional $10 plus get free shipping on your first prescription order with Canada Drug Center. Expires Sept. 30, 2013. Offer is valid for prescription orders only and can not be used in conjunction with any other offers.

Order Now! 1-800-341-2398 Use code 10FREE to receive this special offer.

Please note that we do not carry controlled substances and a valid prescription is required for all prescription medication orders.

Call Toll-free: 1-800-341-2398 Use of these services is subject to the Terms of Use and accompanying policies at

Medical Alert for Seniors Medical Alert Monitoring

Make the Switch to DISH Today and Save Up To 50% Promotional prices


ly ...

starting at on



s for 12 month Hopper Not eligible with or iPad 2 offer.

For 3 months.* Call Now and Ask How!

1-800-734-5524 All offers require 24-month commitment and credit qualification. Call 7 days a week 8am - 11pm EST Promo Code: MB0513 *Offer subject to change based on premium movie channel availability

Fix Your Computer Now! We’ll Repair Your Computer Through The Internet!


(937) 473-2847 (937) 216-9361 Help Wanted General

PRODUCTION WORKERS KTH Parts Industries, Inc., a quality oriented manufacturer of stamped and welded auto parts, located in St. Paris, Ohio has immediate openings for second shift Production Associates. The successful candidate must have a good work history and be able to work overtime—including Saturdays. KTH Parts offers a very attractive beneďŹ t package, competitive wage, and a team oriented manufacturing environment, including: •Starting wage of $15.17/hr. plus shift differential •Pay increases every 6 months over the next two years •Health care (Rx card), dental, and vision coverage •Defined benefit retirement plan •401(k) plan •Perfect attendance bonuses (quarterly) •Paid holidays, vacations, and shut-downs QualiďŹ ed candidates should send a resume to: KTH Parts Industries, Inc. P.O. Box 0940 St. Paris, OH 43072 Attn: Production Recruiter KTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Solutions For:


Help Wanted General

Slow Computers • E-Mail & Printer Problems Spyware & Viruses • Bad Internet Connections

• Easy Setup • Free Equipment • Nationwide • Free Shipping Service

Affordable Rates For Home & Business




Call Now For Immediate Help Call Today:



2500 Off Service


Mention Code: MB

The Favorite Feast

2 (5 oz.) Filet Mignons 2 (5 oz.) Top Sirloins 4 (4 oz.) Boneless Pork Chops 4 (4 oz.) Omaha Steaks Burgers 4 Stuffed Baked Potatoes 4 Caramel Apple Tartlets 48643XMD List $154.00, Now Only .... ..




Omaha Steaks Burgers

Limit of 2 packages & 4 FREE burgers per address. Standard S&H will be applied. Free Burgers must ship with orders of $49 or more. Offer expires 11/15/13. Š2013 OCG | 15602 | Omaha Steaks, Inc.

Call Free 1-888-721-9573

Crown Equipment Corporation, a leading manufacturer of material KDQGOLQJHTXLSPHQWLVFXUUHQWO\VHHNLQJTXDOLÂżHGFDQGLGDWHVIRUWKH following positions at our New Bremen and Celina Locations. Bi-Lingual Aftermarket Support Representative (Ref #A000001 New Bremen) This position would be responsible for technical troubleshooting of all Crown models, communicating product liability, parts, and warranty information to our Latin America dealers and branches. Process Technician I (Ref # RBU7283 Celina Ref # RR007082 New Bremen) CNC machine center programming, part process analysis, cutting tool selection through implementation phase, new product introduction, equipment procurement, and project management experience. Please visit for other job opportunities, including entry level positions. &URZQRIIHUVDQGH[FHOOHQWFRPSHQVDWLRQDQGEHQHÂżWVSDFNDJHLQFOXGLQJ +HDOWK'HQWDO3UHVFULSWLRQ'UXJ3ODQDQG9LVLRQ)OH[LEOH%HQHÂżWV3ODQ .5HWLUHPHQW6DYLQJV3ODQ/LIHDQG'LVDELOLW\%HQHÂżWV3DLG+ROLGD\V Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement and much more! For detailed information regarding these openings and to apply, please visit Select “Current Openingsâ€? and search by reference number above. Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V


16 Saturday, September 14, 2013 • Piqua Daily Call

0.9% up to 60 Months on all New 2013 Honda Fit, Accord Coupe and CRV Models 0.9% up to 60 Months and 1.9% from 37-60 Months on all New 2013 Honda Civic and Accord Sedan Models 0.9% up to 60 Months and 1.9% from 61-72 Months on all New 2013 Honda Pilot Models

231 $188


233 191


255 213







257 $215


349 307


249 207