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Fiber vs. wireless overwhelms meeting Wolters gets Bethany J. Royer Staff Writer broyer@civitasmedia.com

PIQUA — A combative commission meeting surprised attendees and shocked city leaders over an innocent enough topic, reliability and security of fiber connectivity to various Power Systems sites and other municipal locations. The hot topic beginning with Dean Burch, IT director, who took to the helm on Tuesday to discuss a resolution whose passage would see to the first tentative steps of phase II into the much-anticipated project that began earlier this year.

One that will not only connect all city buildings and save money originally being paid to Time Warner, but generate revenue for the city via fiber leasing. “I just want to say, this is a tremendously important project that is coming to fruition,” said Gary Huff, city manager, upon introduction of the resolution. “It’s exciting to see this project getting to that point.” However, after turning discussions over to Burch who provided a brief look into the resolution, an inquire on the cost of fiber versus wire-

less brought to the floor by Commissioner John Martin in regards to running the network to Echo Hills Golf Course devolved into a heated outcry from long-time Piqua resident Craig Grissom after Steve Finney took to the podium during public discussions. Finney asked for clarification on justifying paying $8,000 to connect to the golf course, stating an estimated $2,000 would have sufficed via another method. While posing questions and sharing his views against the resolution, Finney was interrupted by Grissom who could not

contain his arguments against, emphasizing his disagreement with punctuated finger-points against city leaders after taking command of the podium and before storming out of the chambers with the declaration commission had no idea what they were doing. The initial argument began over Martin questioning the near identical costs of fiber connectivity running to Echo Hills and that of the police/fire departments at $12,000 and $11,000, respectively, with Burch pointing out equipment locations, equipment See COMMISSION | PAGE 6

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Banjo Man, Glenn Parks, from Springfield, entertains guests at the Sunrise Center during the Easter Seals open house at the center on Tuesday.

Annual event gets off to a toe-tapping start

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PIQUA — It was a toetapping, hand-clapping afternoon at the Easter Seals Adult Day Services or ADS, a service of Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley, Tuesday at the Sunrise Center on North College Street. “Don’t remember too many (songs) now,” said Glenn Parks teasingly to those in the audience as he prepped to play his banjo and take requests while dressed in a bowler hat, long-sleeved silk shirt, vest, and a fine handlebar mustache to create the perfect ensemble. “So I can play it again.” The group laughed, Parks just one of many entertainments to be had at the annual event —an open invitation to the community— that is held by ADS programs across the

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are my only sunshine, and brought back memories with the original This Old House theme song. “It makes them feel a part of the community, that they can make a difference.” While music kicked-off the day’s celebration, a special proclamation was delivered by the city of Piqua, and a second resolution was to be delivered by State Representative Richard Adams. All in recognition of the service provided to those older, possibly home-bound individuals in the community, and though ADS is wellknown for providing day-time adult services they will soon be offering a Brain Fitness Program for adults 18 years and older, too. As last year, the local program was the recipient of two touch-screen work stations and one large screen TV for a cognitive wellness program thanks

to the Piqua Community Foundation. Through this new holistic program, the Sunrise Center will now be able to provide, for a small membership fee, cognitive development and stimulation through brain software, along with physical activity and exercise, support services, and much more. The Easter Seals Adult Day Services Piqua is open Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The program offers an opportunity to socialize with others in the community, take part in activities and offers transportation to such necessities as doctor appointments. There are also art classes, outings and trips. The program provides two meals a day, drinks and snacks, and medication assistance. For more information contact (937) 778-3680.

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region, all in observance of National Adult Day Services week that runs Sept. 15-21. While observing the professional and compassionate services provided to the elderly, the day also provides participants in the program an opportunity to give back to the community, says Michelle Caserta, program/transportation coordinator, by showcasing their many talents. Such as the many crafts made special for the occasion that were on display and to be raffled off, with proceeds to the Alzheimer’s Association. One of the crafted items included a full-size quilt, its construction helmed by Irene Prichett who provided the material and spear-headed the sewing groups at the Sunrise Center. “So instead of keeping it, they want to give back,” explained Caserta while Parks led the group in singing, You

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CASSTOWN – Miami East Board of Education heard from Rachelle Miller, director of the Troy-Miami County Public Library during public comments at their regular monthly meeting on Monday. Miller reported that the library will have a .6 mill renewal levy on the Nov. 5 ballot. Since the levy is a renewal, no additional taxes will be collected. Those with a $100,000 property will pay $18.37 per year.

The library, Miller reported, is active in assisting Miami East families and teachers, with the library’s bookmobile making several stops in the school district, including at Fletcher community park. Teachers, she said, also are allowed special privileges, including a teacher library card that allows books to be checked out for six weeks instead of three, as well as help with choosing books on specific curriculum units. The levy provides one-third of the library’s budget, Miller said, and is vital to the upkeep of the library’s facilities. “We don’t see a reversal in state

funding,” Miller said, referring to state funding cuts to public libraries made several years ago. Monies from the levy have gone to improve the library’s HVAC, replacement of carpet from the building’s original 1976 flooring, replaced the roof and help with fixing a crumbling foundation. Also on Monday, the board heard a report from Justin Furrow on his Eagle Scout project on upgrading the school district’s land lab, located behind the visitor bleachers

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probation Will E Sanders

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TROY — An ex-member of the fire department in Tipp City who stole six emergency pagers avoided a prison sentence Monday in common pleas court, but is forbidden from ever holding public office or a position of trust in the state. Brandon E. Wolters, 26, formerly of Tipp City, but now a resident of Fairborn, pleaded guilty to the fifth-degree felony theft in office charge in July and on Monday a judge ordered a two-year term of probation. In addition, Wolters must maintain gainful employment, pay a probation supervision fee, and make full restitution in the case, which is $2,700. Should Wolters violate any aspect of his probation Judge Robert Lindeman said he would sentence the former firefighter to 10 months in prison. A conviction of a charge of theft in office automatically disqualifies Wolters from ever holding public office or a position of trust in the state. His public defender, Steve Layman, asked for probation during the sentencing hearing, noting that his client has no criminal history aside from traffic citations. Wolters apologized at the hearing and admitted he made a mistake. “I’m sorry, I made a mistake,” he said. “I’m really sorry for that.” The state did not comment during the hearing, but reached a plea agreement with Wolters in July where prosecutors stipulated that they would not seek additional charges in the case. Wolters stole the six pagers in the spring from the volunteer fire department and later sold them through an online website, according to police reports and court documents.Investigators began looking into Wolters in April after the emergency pagers were reported missing and he later confessed to authorities. He faced up to a year in prison for his conviction. Individually the pagers cost about $300 and Wolters allegedly made $500 from the sales. Wolters was with the department for approximately six years and also served as a building inspector.

Council: Phase 1 authorized to begin Amy Maxwell

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COVINGTON — Covington Council met Monday and authorized legislation aimed at making improvements within the village. Council authorized Village Administrator Mike Busse to prepare and submit an application to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvements and/or Local Transportation Improvements Program(s) and to execute contracts as required. This resolution also authorizes the commitment of $550,000 of local matching funds in regards to Phase 2 of the Spring Street project. Busse also informed council that he has begun the application process for a low interest loan in the amount of $100,000 to pay for the Phase 1 design at the wastewater plant. He also recommended that upon the completed evaluation of the utility locator and sewer push cameras, that the village purchases a Gater Cam4 sewer push camera and a RD 7000 utility locator from C & S Solutions of Cincinnati for $12,275 of the budgeted $15,000 for the equipment. Council gave approval to precede with the grant applications for the bike path and the downtown reconstruction project on High Street. Council continued the discussion pertaining to planting new trees in the park in efforts to replace some that have been removed. Busse obtained an estimate and himself and Mayor McCord plan on visiting the park this week to decide the best plan for the possible planting of trees. The village has also received and accepted employee Tom Jay’s retirement letter effective Nov. 29. Council set Trick or Treat for 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, and Mayor Ed McCord also reminded everyone of the upcoming Ft. Rowdy Parade at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 5, with a pancake breakfast beforehand at the Covington Fire Department.


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2 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Charles Jerry Borum GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Charles Jerry Borum, 79, of Grand Haven, Fla., passed away Sept. 11, 2013. He was born and raised in Denison, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from American University, Washington, D.C. He is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Marguerite Borum and his wife Robbie Rogers Borum. He is survived by his son Paul (Karen) of Holland, Mich. and their children Katie, Tommy and Patrick; his daughter Stephanie (Celeste) of Grand Haven, Mich.; and his brother William (Happy) of Paradise, Calif. He served in the U.S.

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Navy from 1952 through 1955. He was primarily stationed in California and served as an aeronautical engineer and in the military police. After becoming an attorney he and his wife resided in Troy, where he worked for Hobart Corporation. While at Hobart he served in many capacities including senior vice president and member of the board of directors before leaving to manage his own company. When he retired he and his wife moved to Florida and enjoyed many happy years together in the Cape Coral area. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either Hospice of North Ottawa Community www.noch.org/donation or CurePSP https://give. psp.org/.

Iona R. Werling PIQUA — Iona R. Werling, age 80 years young, of Piqua, joined her husband, Donald Glenn Werling in Paradise on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at 2:45 p.m. in her residence. She was born in Shelby County, on March 29, 1933, to the late Omer L. and Evenice Werling (McBride) Snapp. On Sept. 16, 1950, in Richmond, Ind., she married Donald Werling. He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2004. A mother and friend to all, Iona has left to cherish her memory five children, Cindy (Don) Rowley, Mike, Marcia (Bill) Lake, Ken (Cindy), Julie (Roger) Werling; 21 grandchildre; 33 greatgrandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Iona also had 106 foster children; eight brothers and one sister, Richard, Chet, Don (Peg), Doyle (Judy), Dennis (Shirley), LaDessa (Larry) Holeton, Phillip (Phyllis), Danny (Sandra), and David (Connie). Iona was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was the president of their Relief Society for three years. Iona was a foster mom for 20 years. She worked at Piqua

Hospital for three years and also was a weaver at Orr Felt, Piqua. Funeral services will be conducted at 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 475 West Loy Road, Piqua, with Bishop William Jensen officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Center, 339 South St., Piqua, OH 45356 or Heartland Hospice, 3131 S. Dixie Blvd., Dayton, OH 45439. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers. com. God sent our angel, Iona, to love and fill so many hearts…and bellies. No one ever went without her loving watch-care or kind words. Now our Heavenly Father has called His angel to her Heavenly Home and said: “…Well done, thou good and faithful servant…enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:21.

Margie L. Brewer PIQUA — Margie L. Brewer, 78, of Piqua, died at 5:55 a.m. Monday Sept. 16, 2013 at Heartland of Piqua Nursing Home. She was born in Freemont, on Aug. 9, 1935, to the late Cliff L. and Gladys (Printz) Burch. On Feb. 13, 1995, in Wellston,, she married Raymond N. Brewer. He preceded her in death Nov. 13, 2005. Margie is survived by three sons and daughtersin-law, John and Barb Cline of Groveport, Tom Cline of Piqua and Brian and Josefina Ferree of Piqua; two daughters and sons-in-law, Shelia Tipps of Piqua and Susan and Bruce Pellman of Sidney; one brother and sisterin-law, Richard A. Joyce Burch of Greenville; two sisters and brothers-inlaw, Shirley and Gene Gantt and Karen and Sam Burkett, all of Piqua; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Liz Amer, Coral Huff and

Violet Sandstron; two brothers, Denver Burch and Cliff Burch; one daughter, Brenda Ferree; and one grandson, Paul D. Smith. Margie was a member of Piqua Baptist Church. She worked for Heartland of Piqua for 15 years in janitorial, nursing aide and activities. She retired in 1998. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with the Rev. Gary Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Medical Center – Diabetes Department, One Children’s Plaza, Dayton, OH 45404 or Heartland Hospice, 3131 S. Dixie Blvd., Dayton, OH 45439. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melchersowers.com.

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PLESANT HILL — Jeanne Hartzell, 71 of Pleasant Hill, passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at her home. Jeanne was born in Pleasant Hill on Jan. 6, 1942, to the late Lloyd E. and Betty Eileen (Hershey) Sellers. She was a graduate of Bradford High School, Class of 1960, retired from Fram, Greenville, was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Union City, Ind., and was a member of the AMVETS Post 66, Covington. Jeanne loved her dogs, going camping, fishing, playing cards, and gambling at the River Boats. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Robert E. “Pete” Hartzell; second husband, Thomas E. Keister; two children, Terri Lynn Hartzell and Lora Leann Hartzell. Jeanne is survived by her son and daughter-

in-law, Robert Wayne and Tonya Hartzell of Heath,; daughter, Kathy Hartzell and Geary Terral of Greenville; four grandchildren, Brock D. Hartzell, Kaitlyn A. Hartzell, Robbie Feitshans and Kaley Braden, Chad Feitshans and Janell Arling; two great-grandchildren, Chloe Feitshans and Thomas Feitshans; sister and brother-in-law, Vivian and Don Wintrow of Pleasant Hill; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford with Pastor Daryl Peeples Sr. officiating, Interment Gettysburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.

Rose Marie ‘Reese’ Cathcart SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. — Rose Marie “Reese” Cathcart, 66, of Sun City Center, Fla., died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Hospice in Sun City Center, Fla., following a fiveyear illness. Cathcart She was born Nov. 26, 1946, in Piqua, to Charles W. Cathcart and Rose Evelyn Cathcart.

They both preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Holly Harlow (Frank) of Troy.; granddaughters, Brittany Jones and Brooke Harlow; and two brothers, Norman Cathcart of Piqua and Larry Cathcart of Apollo Beach, Fla.

Donald Ray Mack BRADFORD — Donald Ray “Don” Mack, 79, of Bradford, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the Upper Valley Medical Center. Don was born in Darke County on June 4, 1934, to the late Wilbur and Myrtle (B oomershine) Mack. He is a graduate of Bradford High School, Class of Mack 1953 and a U.S. Army veteran. He worked at NCR, Dayton with 21 years of service and retired with 25 years of service from Crane Pumps, Piqua. He was an active member of the Covington Church of the Brethren, a volunteer with the Covington Outreach Association (COA - food pantry) and former volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Don was a loving, supportive, faithful husband, dad and grandpa. He found joy in serving others, working on the farm and garden, and watching his grandchildren’s sporting and musical activities. He truly loved the Lord, his family and his church. Don is survived by his wife of 53 years,

Nancy A. (Royer) Mack; son and daughter-inlaw, Allen and Julie (Eichenauer) Mack of Troy; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bob Hamlin of Tipp City, Brenda and Randy Self of North M a n c h e s t e r, Ind.; nine grandchildren, Angie, Brandon, andd Kaitlyn Mack, Kyle, Kurt, and Korry Hamlin, Derek, Nathan, and Justin Self; two brothers and s i s t e r s - i n - l a w, Harold and JoAnn Mack of Dallas Center, Iowa and John and Gail Mack of Lexington, Ky.; other relatives and many dear friends. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Covington Church of the Brethren with Pastor Michael Yingst officiating. Interment Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington. The family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Covington Church of the Brethren or the Covington Outreach Association. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.

Darrel Howard PIQUA — Darrel Dean , 70, of Piqua, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at his residence. He was born Jan. 6, 1943, in Bradford, to the late Darrel Francis and Mary Martha (Geyer) Howard. On April 23, 1963, in Winchester, Ind., he married Marilyn Smith. She survives. Darrel also is survived by three Howard children, Dean D. and Danielle Howard of Sidney, Rhonda R. and Walter A. Monsauret of Sidney and William J. Howard of Amelia; two sisters, Anna Cole of Sidney and Janice Adale of Troy; five grandchildren, Jennifer Gutman, Jonathan Howard, Jacob Howard and Katelyn Howard, all of Sidney, and Heather Monsauret of Colorado; and three great-grandchildren, Lily Zwiebel, Mirabella Gutman and Aiden Monsauret. Darrel graduated from Bradford High School in

1961. He was a member of Church of the Brethren, Bradford. Darrel was also a member of American Legion Post 184, Piqua, AMVETS Post 66, Covington and Piqua Moose Lodge 3998. He worked at Aerovent Fan in Piqua for 29½ years. Darrel then worked for Hartzell Fan in Piqua for 15 years before retiring in 2008. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday at Melcher-S owers Funeral Home, Piqua with Pastor Andy Monnin officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers. com.

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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. She was born in Montgomery County, on March 27, 1921, to the late George Franklin and Anna (Wendel) Jordan. She married John Sweigart. He preceded her in death in 1988. Elsie is survived Sweigart by one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ronald Cook of Houston; one son, John Sweigart of Middletown; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, Andrew Jordan; and one granddaughter, Susan Cook. Elsie graduated from Staunton High School in 1939. She was a member of Congregational Church, Piqua. Elsie was active in the church’s ladies organizations. She was one of

the first women to work at Hobart Brothers during World War II in the welding rod department. Elsie worked in the school cafeteria at Bennett, at The Spot Restaurant and at Forrest Enterprises in Piqua. Elsie and John were active members of the Piqua Antique Car Club for many years. A Remembrance Gathering will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Pastor Bill Hewitt officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers. com.

Robert G. Williams TROY — Robert G. Williams, 95, of Piqua, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Brookdale Alterra Sterling House of Piqua. He was born March 13, 1918, in New Bremen to the late Guy and Mabel (Moeller) Williams. He married Maxine B. Buirley on April 11, 1937, in Ft. Wayne, Ind.; she Williams preceded him in death March 4, 2010. Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn (James) Smith of Summerfield, Fla. and Nancy (Sandy) DeBerry of Savannah, Ga.; three grandchildren, Michael (Patti) Smith, Stephen Smith, Danielle (Josh) Bowen-Goodwin; four great-grandchildren; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Allen Smith; and two sisters, Berneda Mellinger and

Jeanette Booher. Mr. Williams was a 1935 graduate of Piqua Central High School and retired in 1977 from the Prudential Insurance Company as a sales representative. He had been a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. A graveside funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington with Pastor Ivan Shawver officiating. His family is being served through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Brookdale Hospice or the March of Dimes. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.

Julie Pitts NAPLES, Fla. — Julie (Shellenberg) Pitts, 59 of Naples, Fla., passed away Sept. 15, 2013, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers, Fla. after a tragic accident. Born Feb. 2, 1954, in Piqua, Julie relocated to Naples from Tipp City in 1994. A registered nurse who worked in the intensive care unit and was Pitts certified in oncology, Julie was an extraordinarily professional and compassionate nurse who was an angel to many thousands of patients and families in her 41 years of nursing. She was a mentor and role model to dozens of young nurses throughout her nursing career, and worked at Naples Community Hospital, at Lee Memorial Hospital and most recently at Physician’s Regional Hospital. Julie was a member of the American Nurses Association and active with the North Naples United Methodist Church where she also volunteered as a Sunday school teacher. A tireless volunteer for the American Cancer Society, she touched many hundreds of lives with hope and love. She enjoyed boating, consignment shopping, traveling and playing pinochle, but most of all, spending time with her

family. Julie was predeceased by her father, Arthur Shellenberg and her sister, Kay Keller. She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Mark Pitts; mother, Barbara Shellenberg; daughters, Emily (Daman) Essert and Abigail Pitts; siblings, Kathy Ryan, Pam Leugers, Marge Morales, Jill (John) White, Mark Shellenberg, Tom (Laurie) Shellenberg and John (Denise) Shellenberg; and beloved granddaughter, Madison Essert. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Funeral Home, 1625 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, 34109. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at North Naples United Methodist Church’s main sanctuary, 6000 Goodlette Road N, Naples, Fla. with interment to follow at Palm Royale Cemetery, 6780 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Refreshments will be served at North Naples United Methodist Church’s Founder’s Hall, following interment. In lieu of flowers, donations in Julie’s name may be made to the Cancer Alliance of Naples. For online condolences, please visit www.fullernaples.com.

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Women of Excellence names nominees PIQUA — The YWCA Piqua will host the 17th Gala Celebration honoring the 2013 Women of Excellence on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Piqua Country Club. The reception begins at 11:30 a.m. with the luncheon award presentation from 12-1:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the YWCA Piqua. Keynote speaker is Debbie Watts Robinson, CEO of Miami Valley Housing Opportunities. This awards program, established by the YWCA in 1997, recognizes women and young women who reside in, are employed, or active in Miami County and have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or in civic and community activities. 2013 Women of Excellence honorees are Melissa Romanoli of Troy and Susie Wise, R.N. of Piqua. The 2013 Young Woman of Tomorrow is Annie

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Denlinger of Troy. Past honorees have included: Women of Excellence – 1997: Cheryl M. Buecker; Joan C. Heidelberg; 1998: Lucinda L. Fess, Lynnita K.C. Wagner; 1999: Ruth Hahn, Sr. Virginia Scherer, S.C., Shirley Swallow; 2000: Ann M. Hinkle, Julia D. Hobart; 2001: Barbel E. Adkins; 2002: Rita J. Hollenbacher, Sharon Robinson, Patricia Duke Robinson; 2003: E. Violet Das, D. Ann Baird, Linda Verceles; 2004: Jean M. Burner, Shirley M. Saxton; 2005: Diana Fessler,

Jean Heath; 2006: Cheryl Fox-Bender, Jill A. Wilson; 2007: Maria Cruz-Nanagas, M.D.; 2008: Sondra Christian, R.N., Ginger Godfrey; 2009: Dr. Jane H. Rudy, Diana L. Thompson; 2010: Deborah A. Miller; 2011: Ginny Beamish, Tara Dixon-Engel; 2012: Linda A. Daniel and Terry Naas. Young Woman of Tomorrow – 1997: La Tisha Martin; 1998: Abigail E. Zechman; 2000: Heidi L. Nees; 2001: Gabrielle A. Strouse; 2002: Christina J. Lyons;

2003: Ann Marie Wa i n s c o tt ; 2004: Ashlie B. Arthur; 2005: Anne D. Frasure; 2006: Jessica Fullenkamp; 2007: Vi rg i n i a Zimmerman; 2008: Elizabeth Okrutny; 2009: M a c a re n a S a n c h e z - S t u d eb a ke r ; 2010: Samantha M. Gaier; 2011: Amy Marie Young; 2012: Lauren Seman. For more information or to purchase a ticket, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., phone the YWCA Piqua at 773-6626 or e-mail info@ywcapiqua.com

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Westminster to serve Piqua retired teachers Library Lounge Series God’s Table continues Thursday invited to PART PIQUA — God’s Table, a community-wide free lunch, will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 325 W. Ash St. The menu will be spaghetti, tossed salad, French bread, applesauce and dessert. Everyone is welcome to attend and share this lunch. For questions or more information, call Sandie Cox at 773-2066.

PIQUA — The Piqua Association of Retired Teachers (PART) will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Former retired teachers of the Piqua City Schools system are encouraged to attend.

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PIQUA — Friends of the Piqua Public Library will host former Cincinnati Red Todd Benzinger and Dragon’s announcer Tom Nichols as part of the Library Lounge Series at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event will be held in the lobby of the library and is free and open to the pubic.

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Those first few steps think I was auditioning in the morning are sur- for a part in “SpongeBob prisingly painful. It feels SquarePants.” Each pair as if someone has ham- of sports shoes was more mered a 10-pound nail cartoonish than the last. into the middle of your It’s bad enough that the heel. Usually, it goes heel on one had visible away quickly, and as springs, but it was also long as you keep moving, in lime Jell-O green with everything’s fine. If you orange DayGlo stripes. sit down to watch a little I’m sure they will look TV and suddenly get up swell on the villain in the to answer the phone, you next Superman movie, will fall flat on your face. but I plan to wear them Again, for around the about three house, not steps your with my feet feel as if matching someone has superhero beaten them cape. with a club. Here was a The diagnonice pair, for sis is usually only $168, plantar fasciwith good itis, meaning arch support, the ligament a soft heel and Jim Mullen along the botroom for my tom of the Columnist toes. If only it foot is no loncame in black ger doing its job correct- or white or brown and ly. Treatment is all over not in “safety orange” the map. Surgery, rest, with fluorescent white massage, orthotics, cor- stripes and a blinktisone injections, stretch- ing light on the back. ing, arch supports, The soles were 3 inches acupuncture, aspirin, thick in Hulk green. As ibuprofen, cold therapy, I recall, the Hulk goes heat therapy, always go barefoot most of the barefoot, never go bare- time. It seems even he foot, sleep with a splint, wouldn’t be caught dead ad infinitum. Everyone in these things. There I know seems to have was one pair of all-white had it or has it, and they trainers that caught my all have different recom- eye. mendations. Literally, it caught I decided to go with my eye because it was the simplest plan first: to so big it hit me in the buy some shoes with bet- face. This thing was the ter arch support than the size of a snow shoe. loafers I usually wear. Instead of laces, it had Sue always told me they Velcro straps, one of were bad for my feet but which was undone and I always had the same flapping out of the eyeanswer: “If you play level display. Not only tennis, you wear tennis do my feet hurt, now I shoes. If you golf, you think I have a detached wear golf shoes. If you retina. I would normally run, you wear running like an all-white trainer, shoes. If you bowl, you but the only thing you wear bowling shoes. So could wear with these you can see why I wear that would make sense at loafers.” all would be giant, white, But it was time for a four-fingered Mickey change. I hobbled down Mouse gloves. to the shoe store to invest Surgery is starting to in a pair of trainers that look better and better. would offer my foot all Is there some good reathe love and support it son that modern sports needed. From now on, shoes look so silly? Is my aching feet would be there no room for somecaressed all day long by thing that doesn’t make the finest combination you look like you were of science and the shoe- the life model for Homer maker’s art. Shoes that Simpson? I finally settled would magically make for some over-the-counall my problems disap- ter inserts in my loafers pear and let me dance and they seem to help a the fandango once again. bit, especially in the dayOK, so I never danced time. But if they made the fandango. I don’t non-cartoon shoes, I’d even know what a fan- have bought them. dango is, but you get my drift. But the shoe store Contact Jim Mullen at didn’t. They seemed to JimMullenBooks.com.

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House immigration reform stuck in neutral Remember the Gang of Seven? It’s tion. “The Judiciary and Homeland the House bipartisan immigration Security committees have produced reform working group — used to be a number of specific bills which the Gang of Eight before Republican the House may begin considering Rep. Raul Labrador quit in frustra- this fall,” Cantor wrote. “Before tion — and it has been rumored for we consider any other reforms, months to be on the verge it is important that we of releasing a comprehenpass legislation securing sive reform bill. our borders and providing It still hasn’t happened. enforcement mechanisms And it’s unlikely to happen to our law enforcement anytime soon. officials.” The group got almost Look at the qualifiers: nothing done during the The House “may” begin August recess; the memconsidering some bills bers barely kept in touch — then again, maybe not with each other. — but it must actually And then the concerns pass border security and Byron York some Republican Gang enforcement measures members heard at town before any other proposColumnist hall meetings convinced als can even be taken up. them that the proposal’s security Cantor left himself room to do anyand enforcement measures must thing, but plenty of reason to do be strengthened before GOP col- nothing. leagues would even consider them. Then there’s the problem of time. “What can we do to satisfy our The House will of course be involved guys that there is going to be bor- in whatever happens in Syria, but der security?” asks one pro-reform much more time-consuming will be Republican. The answer is not clear. the fight over a funding resolution. By definition, the GOP Gang Republicans are deeply divided members — Reps. John Carter and about it — Speaker John Boehner Sam Johnson of Texas, plus Rep. and Cantor had to retreat from a Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida — are proposed continuing resolution this the Republicans most open to craft- week in the face of conservative ing a comprehensive measure. opposition. Finding a way forward If they can’t come up with some- will take time. And that’s before the thing that would appeal to more House gets to the question of the than a handful of their fellow debt limit. Republicans, then things don’t look Given all that, Cantor indicated good. the House might cancel a recess The job is harder now than it scheduled for the week of Sept. 23. was in the spring. Since the Gang That will give lawmakers a little began work, Republican distrust of more breathing room. President Obama, already high, has But even if the House had all the grown considerably. time in the world, and an absolutely When GOP lawmakers see empty calendar, immigration reform the president enforcing parts of would still be in deep, deep trouble. Obamacare while ignoring others; It’s not failing because Congress when they see him acting unilater- doesn’t have time to do it. It’s failally on issues (the environment is ing because Congress cannot agree one example) that should be the on how to do it. business of Congress; when they As reform supporters envisioned see him threaten to go around law- it, this was to be the moment makers on questions as diverse as Washington debated an immigraimmigration and war in Syria — all tion bill widely seen as the sigthose things make it harder for nature achievement of President Republicans to vote for any measure Obama’s second term. that depends on the president to Now, it’s going nowhere fast. enforce it. The president is distracted. And Today, Republicans are even less those Republicans who believe a inclined to go along with Obama Senate-style comprehensive reform than they were in June. measure is essential to improving Most of the pressure to produce the GOP’s prospects with Hispanic a bill seems to have disappeared. voters are now a mostly silent Recently, House Majority Leader minority. Eric Cantor sent Republican memImmigration reform will not disbers an agenda for September and appear as an issue; its advocates October. in both parties are organized, wellThe House will work on a con- funded, and determined. tinuing resolution to fund the govBut the energy that just a few ernment, Cantor said. months ago seemed to be pushIt will work on a measure to ing reform inexorably ahead now extend the debt limit. appears completely dissipated. And On a bill to reform the food stamp there seems little chance it will system. On Obamacare. And, of come back, at least this year. course, on Syria. Only after touching on all those Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington topics did Cantor mention immigra- Examiner.

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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,

warD5comm@piquaoh.org, 773-7929 (home) n John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner, ward1comm@piquaoh.org, 773-2778 (home) n William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner, ward2comm@piquaoh.org, 773-8217 n Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner, ward3comm@ piquaoh.org, 778-0390 n Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner, ward4comm@ piquaoh.org, 773-3189 n City Manager Gary Huff, ghuff@piquaoh.org, 778-2051

n Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; commissioners@co-miami.oh.us n John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., 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.state.oh.us 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) 7193979; district79@ohr.state.oh.us n Jon Husted, Secretary of State, 180 E. Broad St. 15th floor, Columbus, OH 53266-0418 (877) 767-6446, (614) 466-2655

To the Editor: As residents of Piqua discuss the recent 2013 Ohio report card the need is seen for many persons to provide input and action in order for Piqua City Schools to score higher on the Common Core standards. We know we must prepare our students to enter the modern day workforce or go to college. However, those two basics have radically changed since our generations faced those choices. Computers and tests dominate and dictate choices. Ask a person looking for employment in today’s job market. Lamentably a few Dayton schools admitted to earlier starts for their school year so that more instruction time was given before the March testing. Do not be deluded that this emphasis is just a phase and will be replaced with something else in a few years. Proficiency testing began in the 1980s and Piqua was at the forefront with intervention planning as the tests have evolved since then. Can we improve our schools? Certainly. The administration, the board of education, and the teachers are working diligently to do this. The students are aware of the effort needed at each grade level. But here’s the crux of the matter, there are more components needed in the mix. Parents, many more parents, must get involved. Community leaders must get involved. Retired teachers and other interested retirees must get involved. Do not be deluded that you have little to say or do in our schools. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a entire community to provide great schools. Piqua Association of Retired Teachers (PART) is inviting retired teachers to attend its next meeting Sept. 26, at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Westminster Church. Our goal is to create teams to reach the community in raising PCS’ common core standards. This meeting will be a perfect starting point in the educational partnerships needed to improve our schools. Please take the time to be a part of the solution. Together we can do this. We must. Our children’s future is at stake. Our city’s future is at stake. Sincerely, Marjorie Stilwell Co-chair of PART Piqua

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Bloom and Rashad tackle ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Mark Kennedy AP Drama Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — When Condola Rashad snagged the coveted role of Juliet opposite Orlando Bloom’s Romeo on Broadway, she was overjoyed. Now she could get finally get some answers. “I’m a huge ‘Lord of the Rings’ fan,” confesses the actress. “There were actually times in rehearsal when I was like, ‘OK, not to geek out really quick, but I need to know: What is the difference between an Uruk-hai and an Orc?’ I had to know.” Bloom, who played the Elf Legolas in the films based on J.R.R. Tolkien novels, patiently played along. He explained the difference and then blew her mind: “I told her Orcs used to be Elves,” he says, laughing. Chemistry is important if you’re playing the leads in “Romeo and Juliet,” and conversations with both lead actors at the Richard Rodgers Theatre suggest they’ve got that elusive spark. “We talk things out, we sense each other. We both know when a scene is off because we’re both there together. It’s about listening to each other,” says Rashad, a rising star on

Broadway with back-toback Tony Award nominations for “Stick Fly” and “The Trip to Bountiful.” For his part, Bloom gushes: “She’s wonderful. She’s luminous. She has a presence onstage that commands whatever is happening. And those eyes! They’re huge, and she’s beautiful.” His Juliet, he adds, is “perfect casting.” While Rashad, who is the daughter of actress Phylicia Rashad of “The Cosby Show” and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, may be a stage veteran at 26, this marks her first full professional Shakespeare production. Ditto for Bloom, 36, who has never been on Broadway before. “It’s a monster of a play,” says Bloom, sadly. “I tend to do this. I tend to set myself some pretty high bars to reach. It’s crazy exciting, daunting and all the rest. What is there to lose?” This retelling of the classic love story is set in a timeless, unspecified place, a smashup of the past and present. It seems to be a hot, authoritarian world, where women wear shawls and earth-tones dominate the costumes. There’s sand onstage and graffiti mars the

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This undated publicity image released by The Hartman Group shows Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad in “Romeo and Juliet,” performing on Broadway in New York.

frescos on the back wall. Rashad is often barefoot (“It feels great. I feel grounded,” she says), and Bloom makes his entrance on a souped-up Triumph Scrambler. (“It looks like something Steve McQueen would have ridden,” he says.) Bloom, married to supermodel Miranda Kerr and father to 2-year-old Flynn, was cast first while Rashad endured a sixmonth audition process with up to five callbacks. She kept her process a

secret from everyone but her mother, not wanting to deal with the high expectations. “It’s about bravery, Shakespeare. It’s about courage,” she says. “You have to force yourself to be brave enough to understand that if you give your everything to the text, it will give it back to you. You have to surrender to the text.” She finally landed the part when director David Leveaux, a five-time Tony Award nominee, put

Bloom and Rashad in the same room and heard him laugh with warmth at one of her lines. Now it’s hers, which is a little terrifying. “I have to focus on the work. Yes, it is ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ And it is epic and it is an iconic role,” she says. “But the truth of it is that an icon doesn’t think of themselves as an icon. They just are. I have to be the same way.” Their casting added an intriguing element of racial contrast to the classic tale of two star-crossed lovers and Leveaux decided to take it to its logical conclusion: the Capulets will be played by black actors and the Montagues by white actors. “While it is an interracial ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ that’s not actually something we’re hammering out,” Rashad says. “It’s not about making it invisible. It’s there. Use it! But that’s actually not the core of the fight.” The play offers Bloom a chance to return to his roots on the stage. He had studied Shakespeare at London’s esteemed Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was to play Duke Orsino in a production of “Twelfth Night” but a fall from a rooftop landed him instead in a hospital.

By the time he had healed, he was about to join the Royal Shakespeare Company but director Peter Jackson whisked him to New Zealand for “The Lord of the Rings” and then he was off on a movie career — “Black Hawk Down,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “Elizabethtown” and “Kingdom of Heaven.” In a way, “Romeo and Juliet” offers Bloom a time machine back to the stage. If his co-star geeks out about Orcs, Bloom does the same about a theater and screen star who recently showed up to see him: Denzel Washington. Bloom would love to model his career on Washington and return to the stage. “I feel like this is what I was supposed to be doing or at least part of what I was supposed to be doing. I found myself doing movies — which were wonderful and amazing and I love — I’ve got a collection of movies at home that my son is going to absolutely drool over when he’s the right age,” he says. “But for Orlando and for the actor in me, this process is so rewarding and I just feel like I’m going to be a different actor after this. I already feel like a different actor.”

practice. The surest cure for shyness — which is the “fear” you are experiencing — is to forget about yourself and concentrate on the other person. Smile and introduce yourself if the guy doesn’t know you. If you share a class with him or know an activity he’s involved in, ask a question about it. He’s not good at sports? Not musical? Ask him about a class assignment. You don’t have to be brilliant or witty. Try leading off with a friendly remark or a compliment. (“Nice shirt, cellphone,” etc.) I know very few people who don’t appreciate a compliment. Overcoming shyness takes practice, so don’t go after the boy you “really like” at first. Make a point of smiling and saying hello to everyone. It’s friendly, it’s welcoming. Keep in mind that the majority of people have the same insecurities you do. Many of them will respond positively because they appreciate being noticed. That’s how you make friends of both genders. I have a booklet

that offers even more suggestions. The title is “How to Be Popular,” and it contains hints for polishing social skills for people of all ages. It can be ordered by sending your name and address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. Remember, you don’t have to be the prettiest or smartest girl in school. But you CAN be one of the nicest. Show an interest in others. Be honest but always tactful. Cultivate your own interests so you will have something to talk about with others. If there are clubs at your school, join the ones that interest you. It’s another way of making friends of both sexes. Most young people go out in groups these days. So, if you and some friends plan to do something (and after you have been friendly and let the young man you like notice you), smile and ask if he’d like to come along. If he’s shy, it’s a way of making HIM feel less selfconscious, too. Good luck!

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6 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Obituaries Mary Goldschmidt ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mary Margaret Goldschmidt, 65 of Tipp City, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at St.Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minn. She was born Aug. 2, 1948. She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry Richard and Evelyn (Baird) Campbell. She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert (Bob) Goldschmidt; daughter and son-inlaw, Sherry and Bryan Honeycutt of Tipp City; son, Andrew Goldschmidt ofTipp City; her granddaughters, Jordan and Madison; brother and sis-

ter-in-law, Allen and Patty Campbell of Winchester, Ky. and other loving family and friends. She was a graduate of Bourbon County High School and retired from General Motors/Delphi. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, 284 N. Miami St., West Milton, with Pastor Tom Chattin officiating with burial to follow at Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at HaleSarver. If so desired, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Darren D. Fry TROY — Darren D. Fry, 48, of Troy, passed away at his residence on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. He was born March 17, 1965, in Troy. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Erice N. (Creager) Fry; mother and stepfather, Lois J. (Matson) Derr and Doyle Eugene Derr of Bradford; sisters and brothers-inlaw, Sherri and Mark Dobrina of Santee, Calif. and Toni and Paul Fincato of Newark; stepbrothers, Bill Derr of Troy; Doyle and Susan Derr II of Gettysburg; stepsister,

Shari and Steve Thokey of Troy; and several nieces and nephews. Darren will be sadly missed. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Transplant of Ohio, c/o Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Road, Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43212. Friends may express condolences to the family through www. bairdfuneralhome.com.

Death Notice Virginia Sisson ENGLEWOOD — Virginia Charlotte Sisson, 93, of Englewood, formerly of Gallipolis, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton.

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BOE From page 1 at the football field. Furrow explained how he made a plan, then worked with a group of fellow scouts and leaders who volunteered to add a trail along the creek and prepare a classroom area in the lab. Junior high science students have already taken advantage of the classroom space, said Superintendent Todd Rappold, and the district’s cross country team has run through the lab to take advantage of the shady area. Following the agenda items portion of Monday’s meeting, board member Mark Davis voiced his concerns over the state district report card changes that have been recently released. The new grading system now gives each public school a letter grade of A-F in nine separate areas instead of the labels ranging from Excellent to Academic Emergency, making it tougher for districts to earn high marks. “We as board members are bound to be able to explain what it’s all about,” Davis said of the new report card. “But there seems to be a great deal of confusion.” Rappold agreed, explaining that some of his frustration was “the amount of money that was spent” changing the state’s report, but that his greatest frustration was in the fact that the state’s Office of Accountability was not returning calls and emails to answer questions he had concerning the report and the formulas used to

give the A-F grades. Although Miami East fared well compared to many local districts, Rappold said he was still confused on how each letter grade was determined. “It’s not sour grapes,” Rappold said of his inquisitiveness. “We did very well. It’s a question of how they calculated, what was the formula.” Rappold said he will continue his attempts to get a response from the Office of Accountability. In business Monday, the board approved the following: •A Motion of Understanding between the Miami East Local school District and the Miami East Association of Support Professionals and Miami East Education Association regarding Article VI of their contract. According to treasurer Lisa Fahncke, the change included a revision of language in the current contract, which expires in 2015. •A contract with Rush’s Concrete Construction for snow removal at the district’s buildings. •Approved three reading intervention tutors using Title I grant money. Elementary tutors will be Lauren Hummel and David Heffelfinger, with Melissa Lozano as the junior high tutor. The board will be asked to approve a high school tutor in the near future, Rappold said. •Approved a list of supplemental contracts for the 2013-14 school year, including at the high

school: Allen Mack as boys head basketball coach; Tom Meyer as freshmen boys basketball coach; Preston Elifritz and girls head basketball coach; Kevin Gump as girls reserve basketball coach; Kelly Cash as girls varsity assistant basketball coach; Mark Rose and head wrestling coach; Kevin Pyers and assistant wrestling coach; Carol Bollinger as swimming coach and Janet Gump, Noelle Mumpower and Meghan Arnold as junior class advisers. •At the junior high, the following supplemental contracts were approved: Scott Shirk as 8th grade boys basketball coach; Larry Leffel as 7th grade girls basketball coach; Rebeca Leffel as 8th grade girls basketball coach; Janet Stevens as National Honor Society adviser; and Sandy Finkes and Cris Shaw as service club advisers. •Three district field trips also were approved, including the Oct. 30-Nov. 2 National FFA Convention to Louisville, Ky.; the MEHS New York City trip for April 9-12 and the eighth grade Smoky Mountain Trip, set for May 5-9. At the conclusion of Monday’s meeting, Rappold reported that the district was growing, with enrollment up from last year’s total of 1,238 to 1,271 students for the 2013-14 school year. The next Miami East Board of Education meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the high school.

Commission From page 1 needed, among other challenges, not to mention the project already underway, that may best be left to those technically inclined —the latter a key element of repeated contention brought by those against the resolution in attendance. “I don’t claim to be a technology person,” said Huff of the onetime investment for the hook-ups of such entities as Echo Hills and the police/fire department, as Commissioner

Judy Terry asked Martin for an explanation on the differences between wireless and fiber, and whether or not it could also be offered to new businesses coming into the city. In the end, after much jostling between what poses the most security, reliability, data transfer rates, applications, costs, and more, commission stood behind their IT department, preferring a choice in fiber and adopted the resolution that would continue the project already in production.

City commissioners, somewhat deflated by the exchange, went on to adopt the following: A resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA) Fresh Water Loan for the new water treatment plant design. A resolution authorizing an agreement with LJB Inc. for rightof-way acquisition services for the Garnsey/ Commercial Street corridor project A resolution approving tax rates —a general housekeeping and no

changes to be made but a continuance— for the city as determined by the county budget commission The purchase of two Ford police interceptor utility vehicles Commission meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of the month, on the second floor of the Government Municipal Complex, in the commission chamber. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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UVMC Cancer Care offers massage therapy TROY — For Bob Zimmerman the addition of medical massage therapy at UVMC’s Cancer Care Center has been “a godsend.” The introduction of a massage therapy program this summer was made possible by the John J. Dugan Memorial Fund for Cancer Care through the UVMC Foundation. Theresa Nelson of Versailles, a licensed massage therapist through the Ohio State Medical Board, provides hand massage, chair massage and table body massages depending on the patient’s condition and needs. “She provides relaxation therapy in a very kind and gentle way. When she

finishes my massage, I feel totally relaxed,” said Zimmerman, who lives in Sidney. Mary Holthaus of Fort Loramie agreed. “Not only does Theresa’s massage relax me, but she is gentle and hits the right spots. This is a wonderful addition,” said Holthaus, who has been coming to the center for six years. Jean Heath, Cancer Care Center Director, said she wanted to offer massage therapy for our cancer patients in the new center as part of their care. Putting the program together and finding the right therapist took some time, she said, adding she’s pleased with the program so far.

“We knew massage therapy would help our patients. It relieves stress and anxiety and helps them with pain control, all of the things to help provide relief from side effects from treatment,” Heath said. The massage is an option for patients and is part of the center’s full treatment plan, which also includes genetic counseling and clinical trials among offerings. The availability of massage therapy is discussed with the patient as well as his or her physicians to ensure it is appropriate. Nelson has been a massage therapist for 14 years. “The patients are uplifting. I think these patients have found a new lease on

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can be. Each month the Safety Council gives the opportunity to one business to be in the “spotlight” and tell about their company. This month the spotlight company presentation was given by Mike Sotzing from 3-SIGMA Corporation of Troy. The Safety Council members finished this month’s meeting with a lively round table discussion. The Council does this once a year to give the opportunity for companies to learn from one another. Three main questions were covered. 1) What does your organization do to protect temporary workers from workplace hazards? 2) What are some of the things your organization is doing, or planning to do, to promote workplace wellness? 3) What provisions does your management make to include contractors within the scope of your organization’s safety & health program? For those interested in safety trainings, the Miami County Safety Council is planning a workshop on Oct. 31 with the Miami County Sheriff’s Department that will be open to members and nonmembers. The cost is $35 for MCSC members and $50 for non-members. This will be a three-hour certified safety training that will meet the requirements of the Ohio BWC. For more information on this and membership in Miami County Safety Council contact the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce at 773-2765.

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The Old Lemonade Stand He missed the point completely. Here’s a wholesome activity that taught my grandchildren something about how to make and handle money, socialize with adults and prepare the product for sale. What’s not to like? Marshall Kerry, Columbus, Ohio

Dear Marshall: Good grief! Who knew the old lemonade stand was so controversial? Is nothing sacred? There are lemonade stand haters among us Ð last year, we heard several contemporaries dismiss their value too. A lawyer friend compared such an enterprise to “urchins out begging”because neighbors and passersby feel sorry for cute children brandishing their crayon signs and

Boston homeless man glad to turn in lost money Bridget Murphy Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — A homeless Boston man who police said turned in a backpack containing tens of thousands of dollars in cash and traveler’s checks said even if he were desperate he wouldn’t have kept “even a penny.” Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis honored Glen James on Monday, giving him a special citation and thanking him for an “extraordinary show of character and honesty.” James said in a handwritten statement he gave out at a news conference that he was glad to make sure the bag and its contents were returned to the owner. “Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a penny,” he said. James, who said he once worked as a Boston courthouse employee, found the backpack at the South Bay Mall in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood Saturday evening.

He flagged down a police officer and handed it over. Inside the backpack was $2,400 in U.S. currency, almost $40,000 in traveler’s checks, Chinese passports and other personal papers. The man who lost it told workers at a nearby Best Buy store at the mall and they called police. Officers then brought the backpack’s owner to a nearby police station and returned his property after confirming it belonged to him. Authorities said that the backpack’s owner didn’t want his identity made public, but that he was a Chinese student who was visiting another student in Boston. James, who didn’t give his age, said he is from the Boston area and has been homeless since 2005. A police spokeswoman said authorities don’t know his age either, but said that James is staying at a city homeless shelter and that many people have expressed interest in helping him since hearing about his good deed.

The Good Samaritan said in his statement that he worked as a file clerk in the Boston municipal court system for 13 years, but lost his job and became homeless after problems with his boss. James said it would be difficult for him to hold down a job because he suffers from Meniere’s disease, which the Mayo Clinic describes as an inner ear disorder that causes episodes of vertigo. James said that he doesn’t want to be a burden to his relatives and that people at the shelter help him. He said God has always looked after him. James gets food stamps and panhandles to make money to do laundry, to pay for transportation and buy other “odds and ends,” he said. On Monday, he also thanked the strangers who have given him spare change on the street. “It’s just nice to have some money in one’s pocket so that as a homeless man I don’t feel absolutely broke all the time,” he said.

Turkey Talk Line to have 1st male spokesman Mae Anderson AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — This year if you call Butterball’s Turkey Talk Line for some cooking advice, you might get a male voice on the line. For the first time, Butterball is enlisting the help of men as well as women for its Turkey Talk Line during the holidays. And the turkey seller is seeking the first male talk-line spokesman this year as well. The talk line, which is 32 years old this year, has long offered advice to anyone overwhelmed by making the perfect

turkey for Thanksgiving Day and the rest of the year-end holiday season. It has been improving its services, last year launching a smartphone app, Facebook live chats, Pinterest posts and other social media tools. But the line, which has grown from six operators to about 60 since it launched in 1981, has never hired men before. The company says it wasn’t specifically excluding men, but it usually relied on wordof-mouth to hire its talk line operators and its hires were always

women. Now, it’s taking a more active approach. “It’s the perfect time, because we have seen more and more men involved in Thanksgiving dinner,” said Mary Clingman, director of the Butterball Turkey line. When the talk line started, only about 9 percent of calls that came in were from men. But now, about one in every four calls are from men, she says. Butterball, based in Garner, N.C., will offer an online application for men age 25 and up to apply to be the spokesman for the line

Some things cannot be improved upon. The old lemonade stand, a warm day, friendly neighbors, the little ones large and in charge — adults should leave it well enough alone and let grandchildren be grandchildren.

donate money for the cause. His wife dismissed the notion that lemonade stands teach capitalism, since customers don’t shop around for price or quality. Killjoys! Sounds to us like adults imposing sophisticated values on a grandchild’s innocent world. The success of the old lemonade stand should be judged by one criterion — did your grandchildren have fun? Because that’s how they learn, by being engaged, interacting with customers, providing a service, hustling business. It’s work, albeit at a child’s level. So what if it is pretend capitalism, or capitalism lite? Do we judge the value of little league by how well it prepares for grandchildren for the pros? We think not.

or one of the operators, via its Facebook page. The spokesman, who will man the help line and offer turkey tips via media appearances, can be based anywhere but hotline operators should live near Chicago, where the hotline is operated. The online application will be available beginning Monday and close Oct. 20. Most operators have a background in food or nutrition and have culinary degrees or are dietitians, food stylists or scientists. They all take a crash course in turkey making at the Butterball University training program, as well. But the main requirement: “You have to want to help people,” Clingman says. The talk line will be staffed during business hours in November and December, reaching up to 1 million turkey makers via all of its channels.

Grand Remark of the Week Gail Mansour from Lynnwood, Wash. was attempting to teach her granddaughter her birthdate. “So after telling her the month and the day, I asked “When will you be five years old?’” With impeccable logic, she replied, “When I’m not four.” Dee and Tom, married more than 50 years, have eight grandchildren. Together with Key, they welcome questions, suggestions and Grand Remarks of the Week. Send to P.O. Box 27454, Towson, MD, 21285. Call 410-963-4426.

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We feel blessed to have received some much needed rain tonight. It wasn’t that much but it will help. We haven’t had any rain in quite some time, so everything was dry. Today daughters Susan and Verena and I went to sister Emma’s house to assist them in preparing for the upcoming church services they will host at their house. Lord willing, daughters Elizabeth and Susan will be baptized that day. Susan’s special friend Mose will also be baptized with them. What a blessing to see them want to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. Last Friday we had four calves delivered here. All four together weighed 785 lbs. We put them in the barn. When Joe came home he moved them to an outside pen. With it being a new place to the calves they were pretty wild and two of them escaped through the fence. Joe and Susan were able to catch one but the other one took off for the woods behind us. Joe and the children and some of our neighbors looked all over and only heard from one person that saw it. After 3 ½ hours of searching they finally gave up. In the next few days Joe and the boys kept looking and no sign of the calf. Before we came home from helping Emma, the neighbor boy ran over to let Joe know he spotted the calf. Joe, Benjamin and Joseph took off to try to capture it. When they got closer the calf took off but Benjamin was able to catch up with it and wrestled it to the

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onade mix. My grandkids did the rest. Dear Grandparenting: They made it and sold it. I was the The old lemonade stand is a tried and true way for children to earn a official product tester and made sure little money and have nobody got shorta little fun at the same changed. time. I won’t say they I live on a street cleaned up. They that is custom made made exactly $6.96. for lemonade stands But they were pretty with foot traffic darn happy with their galore in a safe neighfirst taste of entreborhood. So when my preneurship. I shared grandchildren visited their experience with me for the weekend, a few of my friends. GRANDPARENTING I suggested they set One of them looked one up. They were Tom and Dee and Cousin Key at me like I was crazy. game with my encour“That’s fine if you want your grandagement. kids selling lemonade in 20 years,” I supplied the card table and cooler, he said. “But why don’t you shoot a paper cups, two pitchers, ice and lem- little higher?”

ground and took a rope and held it down until Joe and Joseph caught up. So now five days later it is finally back in our barn and looks like it’s still doing okay. We had almost given up that we would ever see it again. I think Joe and I will sleep much better tonight knowing that calf is back in the barn. It was also a worry that it could get out on a road and cause an accident. The reason Joe wanted the calves to feed out, is that we are getting 400 bushels of corn that we are trading with a nearby farmer for our beans. Whenever the calves get big enough we will keep 1 or 2 to butcher for our beef and sell the rest. I told the children not to give the calves names or to make pets out of them because they will be our food someday. I still remember when I was a young girl at home dad butchered one of our old milk cows named Whitey. Some of us children had a hard time eating the beef that year because we used to milk Whitey and we didn’t want to eat her. When daughter Elizabeth was younger and she saw us butcher chickens it dawned on her that that’s where chicken comes from. It took her a long time before she could eat chicken again. That’s farm life, I guess. Pumpkin season will soon be here-try this fudge: Pumpkin Fudge 3 cups white sugar 3 Tab. light corn syrup ¼ tsp. salt 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract 1 cup milk ½ cup pumpkin puree 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice ½ cup butter Butter or grease one 8x8-inch pan. In a 3-quart saucepan, mix together sugar, milk, corn syrup, pumpkin and salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and continue boiling. Do not stir. When mixture registers 232 degrees F (110 degrees C) on candy thermometer, or forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water, remove from pan from heat. Stir in pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and butter. Cool to lukewarm (110 degrees F or 43 degrees C on candy thermometer.) Beat mixture until it is very thick and loses some of its gloss. Quickly pour into a greased 8x8 -nch pan. When firm cut into 36 squares.


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PISA to sell doughnuts The Piqua Indians Soccer Association will be selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts at the Springboro at Piqua football game Sept. 27. Doughnuts are $5 a box and available at both entrances to the stadium. This fundraiser benefits both the boys and girls soccer programs.

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Piqua frosh record victory The Piqua freshman football team defeated Tecumseh 33-0 to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Indians will host Beavercreek at noon Saturday.

Covington JH handles Bethel The Covington junior high football team defeated Bethel 38-12 Tuesday night. It was a great effort by everyone on both offense and defense.

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The Piqua girls tennis team lost 4-1 to Tecumseh Monday. Piqua’s win came at second doubles, with Molly Smitley and Elle Ryan defeating Victoria Holbrook and Morgan Brewer 6-3, 6-1. “This is the first time these girls have played varsity doubles together,” Piqua coach Cheryl Burkhardt said. “These girls played well together with good returns of serve and hustling for ball over the court. “It was a solid win. It was fun to watch these girls take control of the match and not look back.” At first doubles, Kim McCullough and Abby Helman lost to Megan Davis and Erica Johnson 6-2, 6-2. In singles, Haley Weidner lost to Taylor Culberston 6-0, 6-0; Corinne Crawford lost to Karli Mulkey 6-0, 6-0; and Megan Mullen lost to Libby Foland 6-7 (7-2), 61, 7-5. “It was a hard-fought match,” Burkhardt said of Mullen’s match. “The players were so equally matched and the length of the match was a challenge for both.” The match lasted almost three hours. “This is the second time for Megan (Mullen) to give it her all and come up just short of taking the court. This was another good experience for her as as a varsity player in helping her to develop her game.” Piqua will host Fairborn Thursday.

HOUSTON (AP) — Johnny Cueto threw five scoreless innings in his return from the disabled list and Zack Cozart homered and drove in four runs to help the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. Pitching for the first time since straining the muscle below his right shoulder on June 28, Cueto (5-2) allowed five hits and struck out five with one walk for the win. Lady Cavs fall SIDNEY — The Cincinnati moved five games ahead of Washing- Lehman girls tennis team ton for second NL wild See ROUNDUP|10 card. Cozart got things going for the Reds with his tworun shot to left field in the second inning. He added a two-RBI single in the fourth. The return of Cueto, Cincinnati's opening day starter the past two seasons, could be a boost to the Reds as they make a push toward the postseason. He lasted 82 pitches on Monday, and didn't allow more than one base runner in an inning until the fifth when Carlos Corporan and L.J. Hoes hit backto-back singles.

Piqua’s Grady Stewart (above) makes a diving save against Sidney Tuesday night at Wertz Stadium. Piqua lost the GWOC North game 3-0.

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Needing quick fix Browns ‘O’ looks broken

The Bengals' only glaring problem on Monday night was Dalton's inconsistency. He was coming off one of the best games of his three-year career, completing 78.7 percent of his throws during a 24-21 opening loss in Chicago. Against the Steelers (02), he missed his first

BEREA (AP) — Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden's thumb is only sprained. Cleveland's offense is broken, and in need of quick repair. Weeden injured his thumb in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 14-6 loss at Baltimore and will probably miss this week's game when the Browns (0-2) visit Minnesota. Coach Rob Chudzinski said the team will wait and see how Weeden's injury responds over the next few days, but he seemed to be leaning toward starting either backup Jason Campbell or third-stringer Brian Hoyer. Campbell filled in for one series — he went 1 of 4 for 6 yards — after Weeden got hurt when he smacked his hand on a helmet after throwing a pass. However, Chudzinski said he will consider starting Hoyer, who has been No. 3 on Cleveland's depth chart since the start of training camp, against the Vikings. "I'm going to keep all of

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Eifert, Bernard ‘double trouble’ Bengals rookies tough to stop

CINCINNATI (AP) — “A lot of weapons Two rookies are making man. That’s the the Bengals' offense tough to stop — so long as Andy biggest thing.”

—A.J. Green on the Bengals explosive offense

Dalton keeps his cool First-round pick Tyler Eifert and second-round choice Giovani Bernard made the biggest plays during a 20-10 victory

over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night that gave Cincinnati (1-1) an early edge in the AFC North. Eifert caught a 61-yard pass against one of the NFL's stingiest defenses, setting up the first of Bernard's two touchdowns. The running back got the second one by turning a short pass into a 27-yard score.

Double trouble. "A lot of weapons, man," All-Pro receiver A.J. Green said. "That's the biggest thing." Players had the day off on Tuesday before starting their short week of preparation to host Green Bay (1-1), which is coming off a 38-20 win over Washington. One focus will be to keep the momentum going on offense.

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Buckeyes don’t want to be ‘that’ team Florida A&M just screams mismatch BY JIM NAVEAU Lima News

COLUMBUS — Everything about Ohio State's next football game against Florida A&M on Saturday screams mismatch. OSU is ranked No. 4 and Florida A&M is an FCS team, flying in without any realistic expectations other than to cash a $900,000 paycheck for the game. The Las Vegas betting line opened with Ohio State as a 57-point favorite. Never mind that the Buckeyes haven't scored more than 52 points in a game so far this season. Ohio State's next two games after Saturday will be against Wisconsin and Northwestern. Florida A&M's next two will be against Morgan State and Savannah State. Ohio State finishes its regular season with its tradition-laden game against its biggest rival Michigan. Florida A&M’s last game is against Bethune-Cookman.

So, how does OSU approach a game like this? Does it make a difference to the players who they are playing? “It does make a difference,” Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said. “I could give you some coach speak but it does make a difference. We need to do a very good job of coaching them this week “There’s going to be one (huge upset) every year, maybe two every year. It can’t be this one this week,” he said. Quarterback Kenny Guiton, the star of last week’s 52-34 win over California, said the Buckeyes should look at the game as an opportunity to improve. “You come out and sharpen up your tools,” Guiton said. “We want to be perfect. You’re never perfect but that’s what you play for. “Every weekend is a test of leadership. Something is going to happen where you leaders have to step up. “It’s going to be a big test this weekend. We don’t want anyone underestimating our opponent.

We want to come in and do what we’re supposed to do,” he said. The excitement level among Ohio State fans for Saturday’s game is running at an unusually low level, judging by the fact that tickets were available Tuesday on the secondary market online for $40, just over half of face value of $79. It is not an ideal matchup for the players, either, safety Christian Bryant said. He said he would prefer playing another big-time opponent. “I like to showcase our talent. I would like to play bigger games,” he said. “But it’s really out of our control. I’m not really sure who makes the schedule, but we’ve still got to go out there and face whatever team is put in front of us.” Historically, FBS schools have won 82 percent of the time against FCS schools (formerly Division I-AA). Four FCS schools have beaten FBS schools ranked in The Associated Press Top 25, the most recent coming in Eastern Washington’s 49-46 win

over Oregon State this season. Michigan, which was No. 5 when it lost to Appalachian State in 2007, is the only AP Top 10 team to lose to an FCS team. Ohio State has played two games against FCS teams – a 38-6 win over Youngstown State in 2007 and a 43-0 win over YSU in 2008. This season, 106 of the 125 FBS schools will play at least one FCS opponent. Since 1998, Big Ten teams are 75-6 against FBS teams. Big Ten schools have agreed to no longer schedule FCS opponents. That decision and Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany’s explanation did not make FCS schools happy. “They (FCS schools) are from another division,” Delany said. “"It doesn't make any sense to be playing people from different divisions with fewer scholarships. “They have 20 less scholarships. It’s like a junior college team playing against a high school team or a high school AP PHOTO team playing against a JV Kenny Guiton and Ohio State will be ready Saturday. team.”

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our options open," Chudzinski said, perhaps to keep the Vikings guessing. "We have two options — Jason and Brian. I'm confident in all the guys that we have. We'll put the guy out there that I feel like is going to give us the best chance on Sunday if it's not Brandon." Weeden was not available in the locker room during the period it was open to reporters on Monday. The second-year QB, who has already been sacked 11 times this season, was scheduled to undergo an MRI. X-rays taken following Sunday's game were negative and Weeden left the stadium with a large brace on his hand. It's possible he could miss a few games, but a local radio report that Weeden could miss the majority of the season was refuted by Chudzinski, through a team spokesman. Weeden finished 21 of 33 for 227 yards against the Ravens, but Cleveland's offense sputtered

for the second week in a row. The Browns missed chances to make big plays, none bigger than when Weeden missed running back Chris Ogbonnaya wide open down the left sideline. If Weeden had connected on the play, Ogbonnaya may have scored the go-ahead touchdown — only the Browns' second TD in two weeks. If Weeden's out, Campbell or Hoyer will get the chance to ignite an offense that has been a huge disappointment so far. Chudzinski's inclusion of Hoyer as a possible substitute is a bit surprising since Campbell is more experienced and has taken more repetition in practice. Campbell, who has made 71 career starts for Washington, Oakland and Chicago, said he's comfortable with whatever his role might be. "We're all on the same team. Whatever the situation is you have to be a pro and that's how I approach it," he said. "I'll just continue to keep pushing forward and striving to help guys around me to become

better, and at the same time just worry about trying to do my job." Hoyer started one game for Arizona last season and has spent his first few months with Cleveland preparing himself for the chance he might play. "When you're a quarterback in this league, you never know when your name's going to get called," said the Cleveland native. "So I study the same amount of film, I go out and practice and even if I'm not taking the reps, I'm taking a mental rep every play and that's the way I approach this job." Chudzinski believes Cleveland's offensive problems are fixable, and the Browns should get a huge lift this week with the return of top wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was suspended for the first two games after failing the NFL's drug policy. Gordon was punished for a positive codeine test he said was in his cough syrup prescription. He confirmed that if he fails another test, he will be facing a one-year banishment.

three throws, twice overshooting an open receiver. Dalton was so revved up for the game that his aim was way off. "I had a lot of adrenalin going, and the balls were sailing a little high on me at the beginning of the game," Dalton said. "I came back and played a lot better in the second half, and we did what it took to win the game." Dalton finished 25 of 45 for 280 yards with the one touchdown to Bernard and no interceptions. His passer rating of 81.7 was the best in his five career games against the Steelers, who usually get him out of sync with their blitzes. And it wasn't just the passing. The Bengals also ran for 127 yards and finished with 407 total yards. They're the first team to get 400 yards on the Steelers in a non-overtime game since New England had 453 yards during a 39-26 victory on Nov. 14, 2010, at Heinz Field, according to STATS LLC. Last year, Dallas had 415 yards in a 27-24 overtime victory at Cowboys Sta-

dium. What the Bengals did on Monday night was rare. "If you can run the ball well against this team, you can run the ball well against a lot of people," left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. "So to be able to run the ball well, it says something about the team's potential. Even in years when we've run the ball really well, we've had a tough time running it against them. "It's definitely exciting. We have a young nucleus that's back and has a (promising) figure ahead of it." Whitworth returned after missing much of training camp and the season opener with knee problems. Although Dalton repeatedly got hit while throwing, he wasn't sacked. And the line provided plenty of openings in the fourth quarter, when BenJarvus GreenEllis carried 13 times and the Bengals drained the clock. "We've got a good group," Whitworth said. "And if we can continue to

do things right, we can be really good." The Bengals lost in Chicago because of turnovers and penalties. They thought they should have gotten more than 20 points against the Steelers, a sign of how they've raised their expectations on offense. "In the first half, I don't know how many plays they made to stop us as much as we had incompletions and miscommunications," Whitworth said. "The truth is, we consider it a bit of a sloppy effort." Sloppy, yet successful. Notes: The Bengals released running back Bernard Scott on Tuesday. He's been sidelined by a torn ACL since last October. The Bengals essentially replaced him by drafting Bernard in the second round, but had to wait for Scott to get cleared to play before they could release him. ... The Bengals are thin at cornerback heading into their game against Green Bay. Reserve Dre Kirkpatrick missed the end of Monday's game with a strained hamstring.

team won the Jordan Moeller Invitational Saturday. Versailles carded a 327 to edge Celina by one stroke. Ryan Knapke was named to the all-tournament team with a 74. Other Tiger scores were Tyler Drees 82, Alex Stucke 83, Mitchell Stover 88, Nicholas Litten-Stonebraker 95. Russia finished sixth with a 349. Russia scores were Austin Tebbe 81, Gavin Hoying 86, Luke Dapore 91, Zach Sherman 91, Jordan Kremer 94. Lehman finished 13th with a 373. Cavalier scores were Sam Dean 80, Mitchell Shroyer 88, Zack Scott 96, Bryce Eck 109, Tyler Scott 111.

Anna’s fifth score by four shots. Other Russia scores were Luke Dapore 38, Austin Tebbe 43, Connor Monnin 44, Jordan Kremer 45. Lehman scores were Sam Dean 44, Mitchell Shroyer 46, Tyler Scott 47, Zack Scott 56.

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maining in the first half, Taylor Lachey scored off of Madeline Franklin’s corner kick to make it 2-0. Keller scored off a Franklin assist for the first goal of the second half. Fuller found the net on a Keller assist to make it 4-0 and the final goal was scored by Madison Cline on an assist from Moriah Pauley. Grance Frantz had three saves in goal for Lehman, 7-0-1.

point and Ivee Brubaker had one kill. Brooke Fair had two points and one kill; while Hannah Fout had four points, two ace and five assists. Samantha Grow had seven points, four aces, one kill and one assist; while Valerie Kissinger had nine points, one kill and one assist. Aspen Weldy had four points, three aces and one kill; while Bailey Wysong had three points, one ace, five kills and one assist. Bradford was coming off splitting with Arcanum. The seventh grade lost 25-19, 25-12; while the eighth grade won 18-25, 25-11, 25-23. Brubaker had three points, one kill and two assists; while Fair had one kill. Fout had 10 points, eight aces and two kills; while Grow had three points, one ace, one kill and one assist. Kissinger had 16 points, four aces, one kill and one assist; while Weldy had three points, two aces and three kills. Wysong added four points, two ace, two kills and one assist.

Roundup From page 9 lost 5-0 to Northwestern Monday. In singles, Julia Harrelson lost to Brittany Hart 6-3, 6-0; Diana Gibson lost to Ellen Snyder 6-0, 6-0; and Meghan Burner lost to Allison Sigler 6-1, 6-4. In doubles, Kaitlin Gillman and Elaina Snyder lost to Gracyn Leep and Shelby Lindner 6-1, 6-1; and Emily Hoersten and Emma Simpson lost to Addie Smith and Jenna Demeter 6-0, 6-2.

BOYS GOLF Piqua beats Cats

The Piqua boys golf team defeated Houston 183-218 Monday at Echo Hills. Kenton Kiser was medalist in the match with 46 to lead Piqua. Other Indian scores were Kyle Ingle 47, Derek Jennings 48, Dylon Bayman 51. Houston scores were Anton Wehrman 48, Jaron Howard 49, Tristin Stangel 59, Justin Bertrich 62, Devin Booher 64, Jacob Gates 64. Piqua will host Troy Thursday.

Russia wins tri

SIDNEY — Russia won a tri-match with Anna and Lehman at Shelby Oaks Monday, with the fifthman tiebreaker being the difference. Team scores were Russia 170, Anna 170, Lehman 193. Gavin Hoying’s 47 was Tigers win tourney The Versailles boy golf good enough to beat

MINSTER — The Covington boys golf team defeated Fort Loramie and New Knoxville in a trimatch Monday at Arrowhead Golf Course. Joe Slusher, Levi Winn and Ty Boehringer all shared medalist honors with 45. Other Covington scores Tigers still perfect were Jacob Blair 46, Jesse CELINA — The Ver- Wall 60, Matt Carder 77. sailles boys golf team improved to 8-0 in the MAC GIRLS GOLF and 9-0 overall wit ha 174- Lady Raiders lose 190 win over St. Henry WEBSTER — In a Monday at Celina Elks. matchup of two of the top Mitchell Stover and area girls golf teams RusAlex Stucke shared sia lost to Fort Loramie medalist honors with 42. 178-205 Monday at StillOther Versailles scores water Valley Golf Club. were Tyler Drees 45, Ryan Russia scores were MorKnapke 45, Kyle Cotner gan Duagherty 48, Taylor 45, Jacob Watren 48. Borchers 50, Alicia George The Versailles JVS de- 52, Corinna Francis 55. feated Milton-Union 216Russia lost the JV 241. match. Maddie Borchers Versailles scores were and Kara Barlage had 55. Griffin Riegle 44, Nicholas Litten-Stonebraker 49, GIRLS SOCCER Aaron Barga 57, Michael Lady Cavs roll Hemmelgarn 66. SIDNEY — The The JVs were coming Lehman girls soccer team off a 198-218 win over rolled to a 5-0 win over Miami East. Bethel Monday night. Versailles scores were Ashley Keller scored Stonebraker 48, Riegle 49, the first goal on an assist Watren 50, Barga 51, from Sarah Fuller. Hemmelgarn 67. With just seconds re-

JH VOLLEYBALL Lady Roaders split

The Bradford junior high volleyball teams split two matches with Bethel. The seventh grade won 25-16, 25-16. Marissa Cassel had two points and one ace; while Ally Grow had a point. Bianca Keener had 12 points and six aces; while Karmen Knapp had one point and one ace. Macie Reck had six points and two aces; while Amy Roberts had six points and one ace. Holly Rosengarten had two points and three kills. The eighth grade lost 25-13, 24-26, 25-22. Gabby Bragg had one


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National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE W 2 2 1 1

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W L T Pct PF Kansas City 2 0 0 1.000 45 Denver 2 0 0 1.000 90 Oakland 1 1 0 .500 36 San Diego 1 1 0 .500 61 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Dallas 1 1 0 .500 52 Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 63 N.Y. Giants 0 2 0 .000 54 Washington 0 2 0 .000 47 South W L T Pct PF New Orleans 2 0 0 1.000 39 Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 48 Carolina 0 2 0 .000 30 Tampa Bay 0 2 0 .000 31 North W L T Pct PF Chicago 2 0 0 1.000 55 Detroit 1 1 0 .500 55 Green Bay 1 1 0 .500 66 Minnesota 0 2 0 .000 54 West W L T Pct PF Seattle 2 0 0 1.000 41 St. Louis 1 1 0 .500 51 San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 37 Arizona 1 1 0 .500 49 Thursday's Game New England 13, N.Y. Jets 10 Sunday's Games Kansas City 17, Dallas 16 Houston 30, Tennessee 24, OT Green Bay 38, Washington 20 Chicago 31, Minnesota 30 Atlanta 31, St. Louis 24 San Diego 33, Philadelphia 30 Miami 24, Indianapolis 20 Baltimore 14, Cleveland 6 Buffalo 24, Carolina 23 Arizona 25, Detroit 21 New Orleans 16, Tampa Bay 14 Oakland 19, Jacksonville 9 Denver 41, N.Y. Giants 23 Seattle 29, San Francisco 3 Monday's Game Cincinnati 20, Pittsburgh 10 Thursday, Sep. 19 Kansas City at Philadelphia, 8:25 p.m. Sunday, Sep. 22 San Diego at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Arizona at New Orleans, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Houston at Baltimore, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Carolina, 1 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New England, 1 p.m. Green Bay at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 4:05 p.m. Indianapolis at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Jacksonville at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sep. 23 Oakland at Denver, 8:40 p.m.

PA 18 50 30 61

New England Miami N.Y. Jets Buffalo South Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville North Cincinnati Baltimore Cleveland Pittsburgh West

PA 48 60 77 71 PA 31 47 36 34 PA 51 49 54 65 PA 10 55 57 48

Bengals-Steelers Steelers-Bengals Stats Pittsburgh 3 7 0 0—10 Cincinnati 7 3 7 3—20 First Quarter Pit—FG Suisham 44, 10:42. Cin—Bernard 7 run (Nugent kick), :57. Second Quarter Cin—FG Nugent 41, 13:16. Pit—Moye 1 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 1:54. Third Quarter Cin—Bernard 27 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 6:08. Fourth Quarter Cin—FG Nugent 25, 7:51. A—64,585. ——— Pit Cin First downs 14 22 Total Net Yards 278 407 Rushes-yards 16-44 34-127 Passing 234 280 2-37 5-27 Punt Returns Kickoff Returns 2-54 1-17 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 1-0 Comp-Att-Int 20-37-1 25-45-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 2-17 0-0 Punts 7-46.6 7-46.6 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 3-29 9-84 Time of Possession 24:26 35:34 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Pittsburgh, F.Jones 10-37, Roethlisberger 1-6, Redman 3-4, Dwyer 1-2, Cotchery 1(minus 5). Cincinnati, Green-Ellis 22-75, Bernard 8-38, Dalton 3-10, Sanu 1-4. PASSING—Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 20-37-1251. Cincinnati, Dalton 25-45-0-280. RECEIVING—Pittsburgh, A.Brown 6-57, Sanders 5-78, Cotchery 3-59, Paulson 3-49, Redman 2-7, Moye 1-1. Cincinnati, Gresham 6-66, Green 6-41, Sanu 5-40, Eifert 3-66, M.Jones 3-35, Bernard 1-27, Green-Ellis 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Browns-Ravens Browns-Ravens Stats Cleveland 3 3 0 0— 6 Baltimore 0 0 7 7—14 First Quarter Cle—FG Cundiff 21, 8:40. Second Quarter Cle—FG Cundiff 51, :02. Third Quarter Bal—Pierce 5 run (Tucker kick), 5:13. Fourth Quarter Bal—M.Brown 5 pass from Flacco (Tucker kick), 8:57. A—71,098. ——— Cle Bal First downs 13 19 Total Net Yards 259 296 Rushes-yards 20-65 36-99 Passing 194 197 Punt Returns 4-19 3-43 Kickoff Returns 2-44 0-0 Interceptions Ret. 0-0 0-0 Comp-Att-Int 22-37-0 22-33-0 Sacked-Yards Lost 5-39 2-14 Punts 8-42.0 6-48.5 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 5-33 3-41 Time of Possession 29:25 30:35 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Cleveland, Richardson 18-58, Weeden 2-7. Baltimore, Pierce 19-57, Rice 13-36, Flacco 4-6. PASSING—Cleveland, Weeden 21-33-0-227, Campbell 1-4-0-6. Baltimore, Flacco 22-33-0-211. RECEIVING—Cleveland, Cameron 5-95, Bess 538, Richardson 5-21, Little 4-33, Ogbonnaya 2-24, Benjamin 1-22. Baltimore, T.Smith 7-85, M.Brown 445, Stokley 4-36, Rice 3-9, Bajema 1-18, Leach 112, Clark 1-8, Pierce 1-(minus 2). MISSED FIELD GOALS—Baltimore, Tucker 50 (WR), 44 (WR).

12. South Carolina 2-1 820 13 13. UCLA 2-0 757 16 14. Oklahoma 3-0 692 14 15. Michigan 3-0 671 11 16. Miami 2-0 653 15 17. Washington 2-0 495 19 18. Northwestern 3-0 486 17 19. Florida 1-1 411 18 20. Baylor 2-0 354 22 21. Mississippi 3-0 299 25 22. Notre Dame 2-1 276 21 23. Arizona St. 2-0 228 NR 24. Wisconsin 2-1 86 20 25. Texas Tech 3-0 60 NR Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 58, Fresno St. 26, UCF 25, N. Illinois 24, Georgia Tech 17, Nebraska 15, Arizona 11, Auburn 9, Boise St. 4, TCU 3, Virginia Tech 3, Arkansas 2, Navy 1.

USA Today Top 25 The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 14, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Alabama (61) 2-0 1,549 1 2. Oregon (1) 3-0 1,477 2 3. Ohio State 3-0 1,398 3 4. Clemson 2-0 1,331 5 5. Stanford 2-0 1,314 4 6. Louisville 3-0 1,128 7 7. LSU 3-0 1,121 8 8. Florida State 2-0 1,113 9 9. Texas A&M 2-1 1,033 6 10. Georgia 1-1 1,022 10 908 11 11. Oklahoma State 3-0 12. Oklahoma 3-0 839 13 13. South Carolina 2-1 811 14 14. Michigan 3-0 743 12 15. UCLA 2-0 699 17 16. Northwestern 3-0 582 16 17. Miami (Fla.) 2-0 559 18 18. Florida 1-1 398 20 19. Baylor 2-0 375 22 20. Washington 2-0 361 23 21. Notre Dame 2-1 331 21 22. Mississippi 3-0 303 25 23. Arizona State 2-0 176 NR 24. Michigan State 3-0 131 NR 25. Fresno State 2-0 75 NR Others receiving votes: Nebraska 55; Wisconsin 53; Texas Tech 49; Georgia Tech 37; Arkansas 34; Central Florida 33; Arizona 29; Northern Illinois 26; Auburn 15; Virginia Tech 9; Brigham Young 8; Southern California 7; Kansas State 6; Boise State 5; Utah State 5; Rutgers 2.

Major Scores College Football Major Scores EAST Buffalo 26, Stony Brook 23, 5OT Dayton 21, Robert Morris 14 Fordham 30, Temple 29 Holy Cross 52, CCSU 21 Lehigh 28, Monmouth (NJ) 25 Maine 35, Bryant 22 Marist 43, Georgetown 23 Maryland 32, UConn 21 Navy 51, Delaware 7 New Hampshire 53, Colgate 23 Pittsburgh 49, New Mexico 27 Rhode Island 19, Albany (NY) 13, OT Rutgers 28, E. Michigan 10 Sacred Heart 45, Lincoln (Pa.) 3 Stanford 34, Army 20 Syracuse 54, Wagner 0 Towson 49, Delaware St. 7 UCF 34, Penn St. 31 West Virginia 41, Georgia St. 7 William & Mary 34, Lafayette 6 SOUTH Alcorn St. 35, MVSU 28 Auburn 24, Mississippi St. 20 Bethune-Cookman 34, FIU 13 Charleston Southern 30, Campbell 10 Chattanooga 42, Austin Peay 10 Coastal Carolina 51, E. Kentucky 32 FAU 28, South Florida 10 Florida St. 62, Nevada 7 Furman 21, Presbyterian 20 Gardner-Webb 12, Richmond 10 Georgia Tech 38, Duke 14 Jacksonville 69, Morehead St. 19 Jacksonville St. 24, North Alabama 21, 2OT James Madison 24, St. Francis (Pa.) 20 LSU 45, Kent St. 13 Lenoir-Rhyne 34, Davidson 18 Liberty 38, Morgan St. 10 Lincoln (Mo.) 47, Grambling St. 34 Louisiana-Lafayette 70, Nicholls St. 7 Louisiana-Monroe 21, Wake Forest 19 Louisville 27, Kentucky 13 McNeese St. 44, West Alabama 42 Mercer 61, Warner 0 Middle Tennessee 17, Memphis 15 Murray St. 41, Missouri St. 38 NC A&T 23, Elon 10 NC Central 40, Charlotte 13 North Greenville 37, VMI 24 Old Dominion 76, Howard 19 SC State 32, Alabama A&M 0 Samford 27, Florida A&M 20 Savannah St. 27, Fort Valley St. 20 South Alabama 31, W. Kentucky 24 South Carolina 35, Vanderbilt 25 Southern U. 62, Prairie View 59, 2OT Tennessee St. 26, Jackson St. 16 Tennessee Tech 30, Hampton 27 The Citadel 28, W. Carolina 21 UT-Martin 24, Cent. Arkansas 23 Virginia Tech 15, East Carolina 10 Wofford 30, Georgia Southern 20 MIDWEST Butler 31, Franklin 28 Cincinnati 66, Northwestern St. 9 E. Illinois 57, Illinois St. 24 Indiana 42, Bowling Green 10 Indiana St. 70, Quincy 7 Iowa 27, Iowa St. 21 Kansas St. 37, UMass 7 Michigan 28, Akron 24 Michigan St. 55, Youngstown St. 17 Minnesota 29, W. Illinois 12 Montana 55, North Dakota 17 Northwestern 38, W. Michigan 17 Notre Dame 31, Purdue 24 Ohio 34, Marshall 31 S. Dakota St. 34, SE Louisiana 26 S. Illinois 31, Charleston (WV) 10 Toledo 33, E. Washington 21 UCLA 41, Nebraska 21 Washington 34, Illinois 24 William Jewell 36, Valparaiso 34 SOUTHWEST Alabama 49, Texas A&M 42 Alabama St. 40, Ark.-Pine Bluff 39 Arkansas 24, Southern Miss. 3 Mississippi 44, Texas 23 North Texas 34, Ball St. 27 Oklahoma 51, Tulsa 20 Oklahoma St. 59, Lamar 3 Rice 23, Kansas 14 Sam Houston St. 55, Texas Southern 17 Stephen F. Austin 50, McMurry 13 FAR WEST Arizona 38, UTSA 13 Arizona St. 32, Wisconsin 30 Colorado St. 34, Cal Poly 17 Idaho St. 29, Western St. (Col.) 3 Montana St. 26, Mesa St. 0 N. Arizona 21, UC Davis 10 N. Illinois 45, Idaho 35 Ohio St. 52, California 34 Oregon 59, Tennessee 14 Oregon St. 51, Utah 48, OT Portland St. 43, Humboldt St. 6 Sacramento St. 63, S. Oregon 56, OT Southern Cal 35, Boston College 7 UNLV 31, Cent. Michigan 21 UTEP 42, New Mexico St. 21 Utah St. 70, Weber St. 6 Washington St. 48, S. Utah 10 Wyoming 35, N. Colorado 7

College Schedule College Football Schedule All Times EDT (Subject to change) Thursday, Sept. 19 SOUTH Texas Southern (0-2) at Jackson St. (1-2), 7:30 p.m. Clemson (2-0) at NC State (2-0), 7:30 p.m.

AP Top 25 Poll

Friday, Sept. 20 FAR WEST Boise St. (2-1) at Fresno St. (2-0), 9 p.m.

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 14, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (59) 2-0 1,499 1 2. Oregon (1) 3-0 1,413 2 3. Clemson 2-0 1,347 3 4. Ohio St. 3-0 1,330 4 5. Stanford 2-0 1,241 5 6. LSU 3-0 1,134 8 7. Louisville 3-0 1,092 7 8. Florida St. 2-0 1,058 10 9 9. Georgia 1-1 1,051 10. Texas A&M 2-1 1,001 6 11. Oklahoma St. 3-0 848 12

Saturday, Sept. 21 EAST Wake Forest (1-2) at Army (1-2), Noon Vanderbilt (1-2) at UMass (0-3), Noon Georgetown (1-2) at Brown (0-0), 12:30 p.m. Tulane (2-1) at Syracuse (1-2), 12:30 p.m. Yale (0-0) at Colgate (0-3), 1 p.m. Columbia (0-0) at Fordham (3-0), 1 p.m. Chowan (1-1) at Sacred Heart (3-0), 1 p.m. Lincoln (Pa.) (1-1) at St. Francis (Pa.) (0-2), 2 p.m. Bucknell (1-0) at Cornell (0-0), 3 p.m. Stony Brook (1-1) at Villanova (0-2), 3 p.m. Kent St. (1-2) at Penn St. (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Arkansas (3-0) at Rutgers (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Wagner (1-2) at Delaware (2-1), 6 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) (0-3) at Holy Cross (1-2), 6 p.m. Lafayette (0-2) at Penn (0-0), 6 p.m.

Lehigh (2-0) at Princeton (0-0), 6 p.m. CCSU (0-3) at Albany (NY) (1-2), 7 p.m. Michigan (3-0) at UConn (0-2), 8 p.m. SOUTH Middle Tennessee (2-1) at FAU (1-2), Noon North Carolina (1-1) at Georgia Tech (2-0), Noon FIU (0-3) at Louisville (3-0), Noon Marshall (2-1) at Virginia Tech (2-1), Noon North Texas (2-1) at Georgia (1-1), 12:21 p.m. Pittsburgh (1-1) at Duke (2-1), 12:30 p.m. Warner (0-3) at Jacksonville (1-2), 1 p.m. Jacksonville St. (3-0) at Georgia St. (0-3), 2 p.m. Davidson (0-2) at Johnson C. Smith (2-0), 2 p.m. Southern U. (1-2) at MVSU (0-3), 2 p.m. Towson (3-0) at NC Central (2-1), 2 p.m. SE Louisiana (1-2) at Samford (2-1), 3 p.m. Northwestern St. (2-1) at UAB (0-2), 3 p.m. Tennessee (2-1) at Florida (1-1), 3:30 p.m. West Virginia (2-1) at Maryland (3-0), 3:30 p.m. VMI (1-2) at Virginia (1-1), 3:30 p.m. Mars Hill (1-1) at W. Carolina (0-3), 3:30 p.m. SC State (1-2) vs. Benedict (2-0), at Columbia, S.C., 4 p.m. Charleston Southern (3-0) at Norfolk St. (0-2), 4 p.m. Arkansas St. (2-1) at Memphis (0-2), 4:30 p.m. Grambling St. (0-3) at Alabama St. (1-2), 6 p.m. Hampton (0-3) at Coastal Carolina (3-0), 6 p.m. Appalachian St. (0-2) at Elon (1-2), 6 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (3-0) at Florida St. (2-0), 6 p.m. Charlotte (2-1) at James Madison (2-1), 6 p.m. Berry (0-1) at Mercer (2-0), 6 p.m. The Citadel (1-2) at Old Dominion (1-2), 6 p.m. Liberty (2-1) at Richmond (1-2), 6 p.m. Colorado St. (1-2) at Alabama (2-0), 7 p.m. Savannah St. (1-2) at Miami (2-0), 7 p.m. E. Kentucky (1-2) at Morehead St. (0-3), 7 p.m. Langston (0-2) at Nicholls St. (1-2), 7 p.m. Birmingham-Southern (2-0) at Stetson (1-1), 7 p.m. Morgan St. (0-3) at W. Kentucky (1-2), 7 p.m. Rhode Island (1-2) at William & Mary (2-1), 7 p.m. Gardner-Webb (2-1) at Wofford (2-1), 7 p.m. Troy (2-1) at Mississippi St. (1-2), 7:30 p.m. Auburn (3-0) at LSU (3-0), 7:45 p.m. Weber St. (1-2) at McNeese St. (3-0), 8 p.m. Tennessee St. (2-1) at Tennessee Tech (2-1), 8 p.m. MIDWEST Toledo (1-2) at Cent. Michigan (1-2), Noon W. Michigan (0-3) at Iowa (2-1), Noon Louisiana Tech (1-2) at Kansas (1-1), Noon San Jose St. (1-1) at Minnesota (3-0), Noon Florida A&M (1-2) at Ohio St. (3-0), Noon Ball St. (2-1) at E. Michigan (1-2), 1 p.m. Indianapolis (2-0) at Drake (0-2), 2 p.m. Austin Peay (0-3) at Ohio (2-1), 2 p.m. SE Missouri (0-2) vs. S. Illinois (1-2) at St. Louis, 2 p.m. Murray St. (2-1) at Bowling Green (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Delaware St. (0-2) at N. Dakota St. (2-0), 3:30 p.m. S. Dakota St. (3-0) at Nebraska (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Maine (3-0) at Northwestern (3-0), 3:30 p.m. Michigan St. (3-0) at Notre Dame (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Purdue (1-2) at Wisconsin (2-1), 3:30 p.m. Cincinnati (2-1) at Miami (Ohio) (0-2), 4 p.m. Duquesne (1-1) at Youngstown St. (2-1), 4 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette (1-2) at Akron (1-2), 6 p.m. Dartmouth (0-0) at Butler (2-1), 6 p.m. Abilene Christian (3-0) at Illinois St. (0-2), 7 p.m. Cent. Arkansas (1-2) at Missouri St. (0-3), 7 p.m. E. Illinois (3-0) at N. Illinois (2-0), 7 p.m. Missouri (2-0) at Indiana (2-1), 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Houston (2-0) at Rice (1-1), 3 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (2-1) at Baylor (2-0), 4 p.m. Alcorn St. (2-1) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (0-3), 7 p.m. Alabama A&M (1-2) at Prairie View (1-2), 7 p.m. Incarnate Word (2-1) at Sam Houston St. (2-1), 7 p.m. Montana St. (2-1) at Stephen F. Austin (1-2), 7 p.m. SMU (1-1) at Texas A&M (2-1), 7 p.m. Texas St. (2-0) at Texas Tech (3-0), 7 p.m. Bacone (2-1) at Lamar (1-2), 8 p.m. Kansas St. (2-1) at Texas (1-2), 8 p.m. UTSA (1-2) at UTEP (1-1), 8 p.m. FAR WEST Panhandle St. (1-2) at Montana (2-0), 3 p.m. Harvard (0-0) at San Diego (1-1), 3 p.m. Idaho St. (2-0) at Washington (2-0), 3 p.m. Utah St. (2-1) at Southern Cal (2-1), 3:30 p.m. N. Iowa (2-0) at N. Colorado (1-2), 3:35 p.m. South Dakota (1-1) at N. Arizona (1-1), 7 p.m. Arizona St. (2-0) at Stanford (2-0), 7 p.m. Oregon St. (2-1) at San Diego St. (0-2), 7:30 p.m. Hawaii (0-2) at Nevada (1-2), 8:05 p.m. Portland St. (2-1) at UC Davis (0-3), 9 p.m. W. Illinois (2-1) at UNLV (1-2), 9 p.m. S. Utah (2-1) at Sacramento St. (1-2), 9:05 p.m. Wyoming (2-1) at Air Force (1-2), 10:15 p.m. Utah (2-1) at BYU (1-1), 10:15 p.m. New Mexico St. (0-3) at UCLA (2-0), 10:30 p.m. Idaho (0-3) at Washington St. (2-1), 10:30 p.m.

State Prep Poll COLUMBUS (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the first weekly Associated Press poll of 2013, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1, Cincinnati Colerain (6) 3-0 203 2, Lakewood St. Edward (11) 3-0 199 3, Cincinnati Moeller (7) 3-0 196 4, Canton Mckinley 3-0 109 5, Austintown-Fitch (1) 3-0 101 6, Cleveland St. Ignatius 2-1 91 3-0 89 7, Hudson 8, Hilliard Davidson 3-0 81 9, Cincinnati Elder 3-0 75 10, Centerville 3-0 74 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cincinnati St. Xavier (1) 73. 12, Pickerington North 50. 13, Mentor 43. 14, Marysville (1) 23. 15, Cincinnati Sycamore 14. 16, Elyria 13. 16, StowMunroe Falls 13. DIVISION II 1, Massillon Washington (12) 3-0 207 2, New Albany (4) 3-0 155 3, Cincinnati Winton Woods (2) 3-0 144 4, Willoughby South (1) 3-0 118 5, Zanesville (2) 3-0 106 6, Avon (1) 3-0 95 3-0 94 7, Cincinnati La Salle (1) 8, Cleveland Glenville 2-1 86 9, North Olmsted (2) 3-0 79 10, Loveland (1) 3-0 73 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Mansfield 42. 12, Akron Ellet (1) 41. 13, Lewis Center Olentangy 40. 14, Macedonia Nordonia 37. 15, Lyndhurst Brush 22. 16, Medina Highland 21. 17, Cincinnati Withrow 19. 18, Bedford 17. 19, Madison 15. 20, Columbus Northland 13. 21, Garfield Heights 12. DIVISION III 1, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (11) 3-0 224 3-0 221 2, Toledo Central Catholic (11) 3, Dover 3-0 92 4, Day. Thurgood Marshall 3-0 87 5, Aurora (1) 3-0 85 6, Athens (2) 3-0 80 7, Poland Seminary 3-0 78 (tie) Clyde 3-0 78 9, Hubbard (1) 3-0 73 10, New Philadelphia 3-0 67 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Chillicothe (1) 58. 12, Trotwood-Madison 55. 13, Mount Orab Western Brown 43. 14, Millersburg West Holmes 42. 15, Sandusky Perkins 41. 16, Springfield Shawnee (1) 29. 17, Canton South 25. 18, Norwalk 24. 19, Columbus Marion-Franklin 18. 20, Celina 12. DIVISION IV 1, Clarksville Clinton-Massie (12) 3-0 154 2, Kenton (5) 3-0 140 3, Bryan (1) 3-0 118 4, Steubenville (1) 3-0 117 5, Middletown Bishop Fenwick 3-0 76 6, Bloom-Carroll (1) 3-0 74 7, Genoa Area (1) 3-0 69 8, Caledonia River Valley (2) 3-0 63 9, Washington C.H. Miami Trace 3-0 61 10, Fairview Park 3-0 49 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (1) 48. 12, Chagrin Falls (2) 46. 13, Zanesville Maysville 45. 14, Wauseon 38. 15, Germantown Valley View 36. 16, Galion 35. 17, Upper Sandusky 33. 18, Kettering Archbishop Alter 30. 19, Pepper Pike Orange 28. 19, Struthers (1) 28. 21, New Concord John Glenn 26. 22, Perry 24. 23, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley 21. 24, Eaton 16. 24, Chardon Notre DameCathedral Latin 16. 26, North Bend Taylor 13. 26, Columbus Bishop Watterson 13. DIVISION V 1, Dayton Chaminade-Julienne (9) 3-0 169 2, Wheelersburg (2) 3-0 108 3, Coldwater (1) 2-1 104 4, St. Clairsville (1) 3-0 101 3-0 99 5, Columbiana Crestview (3) 6, Martins Ferry (2) 3-0 88 7, Findlay Liberty-Benton (1) 3-0 74 8, Cin. Hills Christian Academy (1) 3-0 71 9, Youngstown Ursuline (2) 2-1 69 10, Orrville (1) 3-0 68 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Hamilton Badin 65. 12, Akron Manchester (2) 62. 13, Columbus Bishop Hartley 57. 14, Baltimore Liberty Union 54. 15, Navarre Fairless 41. 16, Co-

lumbia Station Columbia 39. 17, Liberty Center (1) 33. 17, Creston Norwayne 33. 19, Richwood North Union (1) 27. 20, Loudonville 25. 21, Ottawa-Glandorf 22. 22, Cincinnati Madeira 15. DIVISION VI 1, Kirtland (13) 3-0 194 2, Mogadore (5) 3-0 153 3, Columbus Bishop Ready (4) 3-0 150 4, Haviland Wayne Trace (1) 3-0 119 5, Cin. Summit Country Day (2) 3-0 87 6, N. Robinson Col. Crawford (1) 3-0 69 7, Lewisburg Tri-County North 3-0 57 (tie) Lima Central Catholic 2-1 57 3-0 56 9, Ada 10, Clev. Villa Angela-St. Joseph 3-0 52 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Newark Catholic 50. 12, Brookfield 38. 12, Canfield S. Range (1) 38. 14, McDonald 33. 14, Lucasville Valley 33. 16, Casstown Miami East 29. 16, Centerburg 29. 18, Cincinnati Country Day 28. 19, Delphos Jefferson 26. 20, Hamler Patrick Henry 25. 21, West LibertySalem 23. 22, Oak Hill 22. 23, Beverly Fort Frye 18. 24, Defiance Ayersville 17. 24, Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas 17. 26, Cleveland Cuyahoga Heights 16. 27, Defiance Tinora 13. DIVISION VII 1, Maria Stein Marion Local (20) 3-0 242 2, Berlin Center W. Reserve (1) 3-0 144 3, Shadyside 3-0 126 4, North Lewisburg Triad (1) 3-0 113 5, Leipsic 3-0 104 6, Glouster Trimble (1) 3-0 83 7, Steubenville Catholic Central 3-0 78 8, Wellsville (1) 3-0 76 9, Arlington 3-0 67 (tie), Covington 3-0 67 Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Plymouth 40. 12, Ft. Loramie 38. 13, Bainbridge Paint Valley (1) 34. 14, Mineral Ridge 32. 15, Delphos St. John's 25. 16, Norwalk St. Paul (1) 22. 17, Danville 15. 17, Manchester 15.

Baseball

MLB Standings Major League Baseball At A Glance All Times EDT National League East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 89 61 .593 — Washington 80 70 .533 9 Philadelphia 70 80 .467 19 New York 67 82 .450 21½ Miami 55 95 .367 34 Central Division W L Pct GB Pittsburgh 87 63 .580 — St. Louis 87 63 .580 — Cincinnati 85 66 .563 2½ Milwaukee 66 83 .443 20½ Chicago 63 87 .420 24 West Division W L Pct GB Los Angeles 86 64 .573 — Arizona 76 73 .510 9½ San Diego 69 80 .463 16½ San Francisco 69 81 .460 17 Colorado 69 82 .457 17½ Monday's Games Philadelphia 12, Miami 2 San Diego 2, Pittsburgh 0 Atlanta at Washington, ppd., local shooting tragedy Milwaukee 6, Chicago Cubs 1 Cincinnati 6, Houston 1 Colorado 6, St. Louis 2 Arizona 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Tuesday's Games Washington 6, Atlanta 5, 1st game Atlanta at Washington, 2nd game Miami at Philadelphia San Diego at Pittsburgh San Francisco at N.Y. Mets Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Cincinnati at Houston St. Louis at Colorado L.A. Dodgers at Arizona Wednesday's Games Atlanta (A.Wood 3-3) at Washington (Ohlendorf 40), 7:05 p.m. Miami (Eovaldi 3-6) at Philadelphia (Miner 0-1), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 3-8) at Pittsburgh (Morton 74), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 8-9) at N.Y. Mets (Harang 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Rusin 2-4) at Milwaukee (Thornburg 2-1), 8:10 p.m. Cincinnati (G.Reynolds 1-2) at Houston (Peacock 5-5), 8:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 16-9) at Colorado (Chatwood 7-4), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Fife 4-3) at Arizona (McCarthy 49), 10:10 p.m. Thursday's Games San Diego at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 3:40 p.m. Miami at Washington, 7:05 p.m. American League East Division Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto Central Division Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago West Division

W 92 82 79 79 68

L 59 67 70 71 81

Pct .609 .550 .530 .527 .456

GB — 9 12 12½ 23

W 87 81 79 64 59

L 63 69 71 85 91

Pct .580 .540 .527 .430 .393

GB — 6 8 22½ 28

W L Pct GB Oakland 88 62 .587 — Texas 81 68 .544 6½ Los Angeles 73 77 .487 15 Seattle 66 84 .440 22 Houston 51 99 .340 37 Monday's Games Detroit 4, Seattle 2 Tampa Bay 6, Texas 2 Cincinnati 6, Houston 1 Kansas City 7, Cleveland 1 Chicago White Sox 12, Minnesota 1 L.A. Angels 12, Oakland 1 Tuesday's Games N.Y. Yankees at Toronto Seattle at Detroit Baltimore at Boston. Texas at Tampa Bay Cincinnati at Houston Cleveland at Kansas City Minnesota at Chicago White Sox L.A. Angels at Oakland Wednesday's Games Minnesota (Diamond 5-11) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 4-13), 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Vargas 8-7) at Oakland (Griffin 149), 3:35 p.m. N.Y.Yankees (P.Hughes 4-13) at Toronto (Happ 46), 7:07 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 12-6) at Detroit (Verlander 1311), 7:08 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 7-7) at Boston (Peavy 11-5), 7:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 9-9) at Tampa Bay (Archer 9-7), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (G.Reynolds 1-2) at Houston (Peacock 5-5), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Salazar 1-2) at Kansas City (B.Chen 7-3), 8:10 p.m. Thursday's Games Seattle at Detroit, 1:08 p.m. Houston at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

Auto Racing

GEICO 400 Results NASCAR Sprint Cup-GEICO 400 Results Sunday At Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, Ill. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (10) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 267 laps, 136.7 rating, 48 points, $334,891. 2. (12) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 267, 129.4, 43, $261,048. 3. (17) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 267, 101.1, 42, $221,326. 4. (16) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 267, 102.1, 40, $169,960. 5. (9) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267, 123.9, 40, $176,926. 6. (6) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 267, 115, 39, $161,976. 7. (2) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 267, 107.4, 38, $164,431. 8. (5) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 267, 89.9, 36,

$158,976. 9. (24) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 267, 88.5, 35, $148,273. 10. (20) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 267, 86.6, 35, $143,123. 11. (8) Carl Edwards, Ford, 267, 83.4, 34, $142,180. 12. (4) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 267, 97.2, 32, $119,355. 13. (15) Aric Almirola, Ford, 267, 91.1, 32, $140,891. 14. (21) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 267, 70.2, 30, $111,180. 15. (26) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 267, 72.4, 29, $130,994. 16. (7) Greg Biffle, Ford, 267, 88.3, 29, $116,030. 17. (29) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 267, 70.4, 27, $143,905. 18. (14) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 267, 92.9, 26, $132,555. 19. (27) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 267, 64.7, 26, $126,025. 20. (23) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 267, 61.2, 24, $100,180. 21. (13) A J Allmendinger, Toyota, 267, 62.1, 23, $124,438. 22. (11) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 267, 69, 22, $127,571. 23. (41) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 267, 53.2, 21, $113,013. 24. (37) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 266, 51.6, 20, $118,313. 25. (30) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 266, 53.5, 20, $96,005. 26. (19) David Ragan, Ford, 266, 54.3, 19, $114,388. 27. (36) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 266, 50.1, 0, $111,577. 28. (35) David Gilliland, Ford, 266, 40.3, 16, $93,430. 29. (32) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 266, 43.7, 0, $90,230. 30. (31) Casey Mears, Ford, 266, 47, 14, $101,980. 31. (42) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 266, 32.5, 0, $89,780. 32. (3) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 261, 57.5, 12, $116,794. 33. (22) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, engine, 247, 67, 11, $109,180. 34. (39) Timmy Hill, Ford, engine, 225, 33, 10, $89,180. 35. (18) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, engine, 224, 71.2, 10, $106,945. 36. (33) David Reutimann, Toyota, engine, 195, 36.9, 8, $88,755. 37. (1) Joey Logano, Ford, engine, 175, 88.5, 8, $122,433. 38. (25) Brian Vickers, Toyota, engine, 161, 62.1, 0, $90,860. 39. (28) Cole Whitt, Toyota, engine, 151, 40.1, 0, $78,860. 40. (43) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, vibration, 87, 26.3, 0, $74,860. 41. (34) Josh Wise, Ford, brakes, 84, 32.6, 0, $70,860. 42. (40) Reed Sorenson, Ford, vibration, 68, 28.9, 0, $66,860. 43. (38) Michael McDowell, Ford, brakes, 29, 28.9, 1, $63,360. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 125.855 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 10 minutes, 56 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.749 seconds. Caution Flags: 9 for 46 laps. Lead Changes: 25 among 16 drivers. Top 12 in Points: 1. M.Kenseth, 2,063; 2. Ky.Busch, 2,055; 3. J.Johnson, 2,052; 4. K.Harvick, 2,048; 5. C.Edwards, 2,040; 6. Ku.Busch, 2,040; 7. J.Gordon, 2,039; 8. R.Newman, 2,035; 9. C.Bowyer, 2,035; 10. K.Kahne, 2,032; 11. G.Biffle, 2,032; 12. J.Logano, 2,011.

Golf

BMW Scores BMW Championship Scores Monday At Conway Farms Golf Club Lake Forest, Ill. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,149; Par: 71

Final Zach Johnson, $1,440,00064-70-69-65—268 Nick Watney, $864,000 67-69-70-64—270 Jim Furyk, $544,000 72-59-69-71—271 Jason Day, $315,000 71-66-70-66—273 Luke Donald, $315,000 70-70-67-66—273 Hunter Mahan, $315,000 68-73-65-67—273 Steve Stricker, $315,000 66-71-64-72—273 Matt Jones, $232,000 69-71-67-67—274 Ch.Schwartzel, $232,000 66-70-69-69—274 Br.Snedeker, $232,000 63-68-71-72—274 Ryan Moore, $176,000 67-69-69-70—275 Rory Sabbatini, $176,000 69-71-66-69—275 Jimmy Walker, $176,000 72-65-70-68—275 Tiger Woods, $176,000 66-72-66-71—275 Roberto Castro, $144,000 68-69-71-68—276 Keegan Bradley, $132,000 74-67-70-66—277 Jordan Spieth, $132,000 71-65-73-68—277 Br. de Jonge, $104,320 71-68-70-70—279 Sergio Garcia, $104,320 70-68-69-72—279 Billy Horschel, $104,320 73-69-71-66—279 John Merrick, $104,320 67-73-69-70—279 Gary Woodland, $104,320 68-72-71-68—279 David Lynn, $83,200 73-71-68-68—280 Chris Kirk, $68,200 75-70-70-66—281 Matt Kuchar, $68,200 74-73-61-73—281 Webb Simpson, $68,200 72-69-69-71—281 Bubba Watson, $68,200 71-71-69-70—281 Graham DeLaet, $54,400 70-73-72-67—282 Bill Haas, $54,400 72-71-72-67—282 D. Hearn, $54,400 72-68-71-71—282 Adam Scott, $54,400 67-73-75-67—282 Dan.Smmerhays, $54,400 72-70-68-72—282 Brian Davis, $42,267 72-67-74-70—283 Phil Mickelson, $42,267 70-74-68-71—283 Kevin Stadler, $42,267 69-74-70-70—283 Kevin Streelman, $42,267 66-70-74-73—283 Justin Rose, $42,267 71-71-69-72—283 Henrik Stenson, $42,267 72-70-67-74—283 Matt Every, $32,800 79-66-69-70—284 Rickie Fowler, $32,800 77-68-68-71—284 Russell Henley, $32,800 74-70-70-70—284 Ch. Howell III, $32,800 71-71-71-71—284 Marc Leishman, $32,800 73-71-71-69—284 Angel Cabrera, $24,864 71-72-73-69—285 Jason Kokrak, $24,864 70-73-71-71—285 Bryce Molder, $24,864 73-72-72-68—285 Ian Poulter, $24,864 73-73-69-70—285 Ni. Thompson, $24,864 69-75-65-76—285 John Huh, $20,800 72-71-72-71—286 Harris English, $20,160 70-74-71-72—287 Jonas Blix, $19,253 72-73-73-70—288 Ernie Els, $19,253 71-71-74-72—288 Chris Stroud, $19,253 70-73-72-73—288 Sang-Moon Bae, $18,400 70-71-75-73—289 Jason Dufner, $18,400 71-73-72-73—289 72-76-71-70—289 Boo Weekley, $18,400 Gr. McDowell, $18,000 70-73-72-75—290 D.A. Points, $18,000 71-72-75-72—290 Rory McIlroy, $17,680 78-77-68-68—291 Patrick Reed, $17,680 72-78-70-71—291 Brendan Steele , $17,440 75-68-72-77—292 Kevin Chappell, $17,120 77-72-73-71—293 Dustin Johnson, $17,120 74-75-72-72—293 Mic. Thompson, $17,120 70-74-76-73—293 Ken Duke, $16,720 73-77-68-76—294 Brian Gay $16,720 70-74-74-76—294 Lee Westwood, $16,480 80-73-69-74—296 Charley Hoffman, $16,320 78-76-70-73—297 Scott Piercy, $16,080 81-73-76-72—302 Scott Stallings, $16,080 75-71-73-83—302

Evian Masters LPGA Tour Evian Championship Scores Sunday At The Evian Resort Golf Club Evian-les-Bains, France Purse: $3.25 million Yardage: 6,433; Par: 71 Final (a-amteur) Suzann Pettersen, $487,500 66-69-68—203 a-Lydia Ko 68-67-70—205 Lexi Thompson, $297,994 72-67-68—207 Se Ri Pak, $191,700 66-71-71—208 So Yeon Ryu, $191,700 71-66-71—208 Angela Stanford, $112,302 69-71-69—209 Chella Choi, $112,302 70-67-72—209 Stacy Lewis, $112,302 69-67-73—209 Jennifer Johnson, $76,681 70-70-70—210 Beatriz Recari, $76,681 69-69-72—210 Shanshan Feng, $59,467 70-72-69—211 Ilhee Lee, $59,467 70-71-70—211 R. Lee-Bentham, $59,467 75-66-70—211 Lizette Salas, $59,467 70-71-70—211 Cindy LaCrosse, $46,171 73-70-69—212 Ai Miyazato, $46,171 75-68-69—212 Katherine Hull-Kirk, $46,171 71-71-70—212 Karrie Webb, $46,171 68-72-72—212 Hee Young Park, $35,628 72-74-67—213 Mi Hyang Lee, $35,628 73-70-70—213 Caroline Hedwall, $35,628 74-68-71—213 Azahara Munoz, $35,628 70-71-72—213 Sandra Gal, $35,628 66-74-73—213 Paula Creamer, $35,628 70-69-74—213 I.K. Kim, $35,628 69-69-75—213 Mika Miyazato, $35,628 65-69-79—213 Mina Harigae, $28,306 71-73-70—214 Ayako Uehara, $28,306 69-73-72—214 Holly Clyburn, $28,306 71-70-73—214 Momoko Ueda, $28,306 70-70-74—214 Danielle Kang, $23,194 72-73-70—215 Jenny Shin, $23,194 71-73-71—215 Meena Lee, $23,194 71-72-72—215 70-72-73—215 Morgan Pressel, $23,194 Hee-Won Han, $23,194 69-72-74—215 Christina Kim, $23,194 67-73-75—215


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For Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Think twice before you make promises to partners and close friends today, because you're tempted to go overboard or promise more than you can deliver. Today's Full Moon can actually aggravate this. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You are confident about issues at work today, which is why you want others to agree with you. Nevertheless, today's Full Moon might create opposition against you. Tread carefully. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Parents should be vigilant about children today, because this is a Full Moon day and people's judgment might be off. Nevertheless, it's a playful, fun-loving day. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Don't bite off more than you can chew in family discussions today. Just stay within your comfort level. And don't exaggerate things. (Easy does it.) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) If you're at odds with others about financial matters today (which is likely because of today's Full Moon), be careful what you say. You're tempted to go overboard or promise too much. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be careful about financial matters today. If shopping, you might be extravagant. Or you might overestimate a financial or business decision. Be aware of this. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Today's Full Moon might create underlying stress for something. Nevertheless, you are optimistic and full of hope! (Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Disagreements with others might arise because of today's Full Moon. However, your own personal optimism about something probably will carry the day. Look for a win/win solution. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Difficulties with parents, bosses, teachers, VIPs and people in authority are likely today because of the Full Moon. On top of this, you might be expecting too much of others. Oops. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a mildly accident-prone day because of the Full Moon's energy. Therefore, pay attention to everything you say and do. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Do be careful with financial decisions, especially related to debt, taxes, inheritances and shared property. Your judgment might be off. Don't give away the farm. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Because of difficulties with someone today, you might be tempted to acquiesce, give in or give away your fair share of something. Don't do this to yourself. YOU BORN TODAY You are organized. You also have an appreciation for beauty, which is why many of you have excellent taste. In fact, the appearance of things fascinates you and gives you pleasure -- the appearance of your surroundings, your home, your image and whatever you handle. This year, you might set aside time to study or learn something valuable. (Your rewards soon will follow.) Birthdate of: Michael Symon, chef; Trisha Yearwood, singer/author; Jimmy Fallon, TV host.

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CANTON (AP) — Authorities in the northeast Ohio say a roughly 20-block area of Canton was evacuated when a fire in a closed factory released potentially harmful sulfur dioxide. Fire Battalion Chief Tom Garra says area residents were evacuated because air monitors detected sulfur dioxide at levels that weren’t life-threatening but posed health hazards. Those levels had dropped by midday Tuesday, when residents were cleared to return home. Several schools near the area had canceled Tuesday classes. The fire broke out Monday at a former packaging business, and responders trained to handle hazardous materials were called to the scene. Garra says white smoke released from the initial blaze indicated a possible chemical reaction or leak. The site had been used by Convoy Containers. Its website indicates it went out of business in 2011.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Thousands of trees will be removed from a southwestern Ohio wildlife area in a joint federal and state effort to protect a neighboring state park from the spread of a tree-killing beetle. About 7,200 trees in the wildlife area near East Fork State Park are expected to be removed, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and state agriculture officials. Trees in the park, about 20 miles east of Cincinnati, are considered to be at high risk for infestation by the Asian longhorned beetle, and the trees to be destroyed are within a quarter-mile of infested trees. “The Asian longhorned beetle is a very dangerous pest, and we must continue to act decisively to keep it from spreading to other parts of Ohio,” David Daniels, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture has said. The bullet-shaped, white-spotted black beetles tunnel into trees in the larval stage, eventually cutting off water and nutrients. They’re especially attracted to maple trees, but 12 other types can be hosts for the bugs, creating a serious threat to forests and the timber industry Nearly 19,000 infested or high-risk trees in southwest Ohio have been removed since the beetles were discovered in Clermont County about two years ago. For now, no trees are being removed from the park itself. But the Bethel ALB Citizens Cooperative is opposed to the removal of healthy high-risk trees. “We want the same chemical treatment for healthy trees that is done in other states with beetle infestations,” group founder Bill Skvarla said. He says the number of trees that officials say they have removed doesn’t include collateral trees that are lost in the process. Federal officials say the first U.S. infestation was discovered in 1996 in New York City, and infestations in other parts of the country have resulted in the removal of tens of thousands of trees.

COLUMBUS (AP) — A death row inmate who committed suicide hanged himself with a nylon belt up to 20 minutes before he was found, according to a coroner’s report. The cause of death for Billy Slagle was asphyxiation by strangulation, according to the report by the Ross County Coroner’s office obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Slagle died Aug. 4, three days before his scheduled execution. In a rare move, his execution was opposed by Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty, who didn’t believe Slagle’s 1988 death sentence was justified. Slagle died not knowing that his lawyers planned to appeal based on last-minute information received from McGinty, who said his office had just learned that Slagle was never informed of a plea deal he’d been offered before his trial. A review of Slagle’s suicide by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction that was released Monday said guards noticed Slagle about 5:06 a.m. that day and cut him down two minutes later. The report by Ross County Coroner John Gabis says Slagle’s suicide happened between 4:45 a.m. and 5:03 a.m. that day. The state review of the suicide alleges one and possibly two prison guards falsified an electronic log documenting checks on Slagle. The log indicates checks every 30 minutes started at 10 p.m. Aug. 3 and went through the night. But video evidence contradicts that, indicating checks didn’t start until 11:20 p.m. and were done hourly after 2 a.m., according to the prisons agency report. Two guards are on paid administrative leave while the prisons agency investigates. The department declined to comment on the coroner’s report.

ZANESVILLE (AP) — An eastern Ohio sheriff says an 11-year-old girl died after suffering a head injury in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz tells the Zanesville Times Recorder the accident happened Monday near a home in Perry Township, northwest of Zanesville. The sheriff didn’t immediately release the girl’s name, hometown or any information about how the accident occurred. The girl initially was taken to a hospital with severe head trauma. The newspaper said no helmet was found at the scene, and deputies there didn’t believe the girl was wearing a helmet but couldn’t say for sure.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The former Navy reservist who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had been hearing voices and was undergoing treatment in the weeks before the shooting rampage, but was not stripped of his security clearance, officials said Tuesday. Aaron Alexis, Alexis a 34-year-old information technology employee with a defense contractor, used a valid pass to get into the highly secured installation Monday morning and started firing inside a building, the FBI said. He was killed in a gun battle with police. The motive for the mass shooting — the deadliest on a military installation in the U.S. since the attack at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 — was a mystery, investigators said. U.S. law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that there was no known connection to terrorism and that investigators have found no manifesto or other writings suggesting a political or religious motive. Alexis had been suffering a host of serious mental problems, including paranoia and a sleep disorder, and had been hearing voices in his head, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the criminal investigation was still going on. He had been treated since August by Veterans Affairs, the officials said. The Navy had not declared him mentally unfit, which would have rescinded a security clearance Alexis had from his earlier time in the Navy Reserve. The assault is likely to raise more questions about the adequacy of the background checks done on contract employees and others who are issued security clearances — an issue that came up most recently with National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, an IT employee with a govern-

ment contractor. In the hours after the Navy Yard attack, a profile of Alexis began coming into focus. A Buddhist convert who had also had flareups of rage, Alexis, a black man who grew up in New York City and whose last known address was in Fort Worth, Texas, complained about the Navy and being a victim of discrimination. He also had runins with the law over shootings in 2004 and 2010 in Texas and Seattle, and was ticketed for disorderly conduct after being thrown out of a metro Atlanta nightclub in 2008. Alexis’ bouts of insubordination, disorderly conduct and being absent from work without authorization prompted the Navy to grant him an early — but honorable — discharge in 2011 after nearly four years as a full-time reservist, authorities said. During his service, he repaired aircraft electrical systems at Fort Worth. In addition to those killed at the Navy Yard attack, eight people were hurt, including three who were shot and wounded, authorities said. Those three were a police officer and two female civilians. They were all expected to survive. The dead ranged in age from 46 to 73, officials said. A number of the victims were civilian employees and contractors, rather than activeduty military personnel. Those killed included: Michael Arnold, 59, a Navy veteran and avid pilot who was building a light airplane at his home; Sylvia Frasier, 53, who worked in computer security; Kathleen Gaarde, 63, a financial analyst; and Frank Kohler, 50, a former president of the Rotary Club in Lexington Park, Md., who proudly reigned as “King Oyster” at the region’s annual seafood festival. Monday’s onslaught at a single building at the Navy Yard unfolded about 8:20 a.m. in the heart of the nation’s capital, less than four miles from the White House and two miles from the Capitol. It put all of Washington on edge.

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Essential personnel are allowed into a closed Washington Navy Yard in Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, the day after a gunman launched an attack inside the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of the nation’s capital.

“This is a horrific tragedy,” Mayor Vincent Gray said. Law enforcement officials speaking on condition of anonymity told the AP on Monday that the gunman carried an AR-15 assault rifle. On Tuesday, they said he used a shotgun plus two handguns that he took from law officers at the scene. They said he did not actually use the AR-15, which was found at the scene. For much of the day Monday, authorities said they were looking for a possible second attacker who may have been disguised in an olive-drab military-style uniform. But by late Monday night, they said they were convinced the shooting was the work of a lone gunman, and the lockdown around the area was eased. “We do now feel comfortable that we have the single and sole person responsible for the loss of life inside the base today,” Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. President Barack Obama lamented yet another mass shooting in the U.S. that he said took the lives of American “patriots.” He promised to make sure “whoever carried out this cowardly act is held responsible.” The FBI took charge of the investigation.

The attack came four years after Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13 people at Fort Hood in what he said was an effort to save the lives of Muslims overseas. He was convicted last month and sentenced to death. At the time of the rampage, Alexis was an employee with The Experts, a company that was a Defense Department subcontractor on a NavyMarine Corps computer project, authorities said. Valerie Parlave, head of the FBI’s field office in Washington, said Alexis had access to the Navy Yard as a defense contrac-

tor and used a valid pass. The Washington Navy Yard is a sprawling, 41-acre labyrinth of buildings and streets protected by armed guards and metal detectors, and employees have to produce their IDs at doors and gates. More than 18,000 people work there. The rampage took place at Building 197, the headquarters for Naval Sea Systems Command, which buys, builds and maintains ships and submarines. About 3,000 people work at headquarters, many of them civilians. Witnesses on Monday described a gunman opening fire from a fourth-floor

Associated Press writers Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Jesse Holland, Stacy A. Anderson, Brian Witte and Ben Nuckols in Washington contributed to this report.

it chose her as an ideal beauty. “The United States, at the end of the day, is a country that represents diversity and inclusion and a sort of coming together of the world in some of the most incredible ways,” said Mallika Dutt, founder of the human rights organization Breakthrough. But Dutt also pointed out that Davuluri’s milestone landed in the middle of a heated national debate on immigration, national identity, and who is — or should be — an American. “So having an Indian-American win this very symbolic moment is challenging some very fundamental notions of American identity in a way they haven’t been challenged,” Dutt said. That challenge was evident in a smattering of racist tweets in the wake of the pageant. “That’s an important angle to the story,” said Deepa Iyer, executive director of the advocacy group South Asian Americans Leading Together. “There are a number of narratives coming out,” she said. “One is, isn’t it something that someone who looks like her, who has her name, can win this pageant?” “The other piece,” Iyer continued, “is that we’re still seeing this story of rac-

ist backlash that we have seen in many ways over the years. It just reflects the racial anxiety that some people have in this country when someone who looks or sounds different achieves a level of success that for some reason is seen as being reserved for a certain type of quote-unquote Americans.” Vandana Kumar, publisher of India Currents magazine, likened those racist tweets to some of the racial resistance faced by President Barack Obama: “When people of different races break barriers, we get some scrutiny, some pushback.” But ultimately, she saw Davuluri’s win as a sign of promise. “This sounds so cliché, but if you set your heart to do anything, don’t let your skin or your religion or anything hold you back,” she said. “I loved the fact that she proved that the best woman wins.” The second best woman in this year’s pageant? Miss California Crystal Lee, who is Chinese-American. Which makes Davuluri’s prediction resonate even more deeply — especially in a slightly shortened form: “America is changing. And she’s not going to look the same anymore.”

overlook, aiming down on people on the main floor, which includes a glasswalled cafeteria. Others said a gunman fired at them in a third-floor hallway. Patricia Ward, a logistics-management specialist, said she was in the cafeteria getting breakfast. “It was three gunshots straight in a row — pop, pop, pop. Three seconds later, it was pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, so it was like about a total of seven gunshots, and we just started running,” Ward said.

Indian Miss America resonates as symbol of change Jesse Washington AP National Writer

“Miss America is evolving. And she’s not going to look the same anymore.” So predicted Nina Davuluri during her quest to become the first Indian-American winner of the quintessential American beauty pageant. Then Davuluri backed it up by whirling through a Bollywood dance in a sari, baring her nut-brown skin in a bikini, and championing the kind of diversity that made her milestone seem inevitable. So why did her victory make such a splash among those who rarely pay attention to the contest, when America already has its fair share of Indian-American governors, CEOs, scientists, actors and other high achievers? For many Americans of Indian heritage, it showed the unique promise of America, the way the nation and its new immigrants are responding to each other — and the challenges that remain as America changes in deeper ways than black and white. Amardeep Singh, an English professor at Lehigh University, said Miss America is a symbol of national identity, who represents the society as a

whole. So when an Indian woman wins, “that really resonates.” Even though there was some racially charged online criticism of the choice, he said that overall, “America is willing to accept and celebrate her version of beauty.” And Indian-Americans, especially those born here like Davuluri, are demonstrating a newfound comfort level in their country. “I always viewed myself as first and foremost American,” Davuluri said after her win. “It’s a relatively new phenomenon that IndianAmerican women would even think of themselves as potentially having a chance,” Singh said. “It’s the way things are changing in America. The Indian community is becoming more comfortable in its skin.” There have been seven black Miss Americas, starting with Vanessa Williams 30 years ago. A Hawaiiborn Filipina won in 2001. But Davuluri’s win drew the attention “because it’s so different,” said Lakshmi Gandhi, editor of the Indian-American blog TheAerogram.com “I grew up in the States, and I would never have thought of an Indian Miss America,” she said. “That’s

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In this Sunday file photo, Miss America Nina Davuluri poses for photographers following her crowning in Atlantic City, N.J. For some who observe the progress of people of color in the U.S., Davaluri’s victory in the Miss America pageant shows that Indian-Americans can become icons even in parts of mainstream American culture that once seemed closed.

why people are so excited, they’ve never seen this before.” Gandhi said Davuluri’s choice to perform a Bollywood dance in the talent portion of the contest struck a chord with other Indians. That, and the fact that Davuluri’s skin tone is a bit darker than what Indian culture often consid-

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