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Edison Foundation joins college with community Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a five-part series of stories highlighting Edison Community College as it celebrates its 40th year of service. Highlighting the work of the Edison Foundation, this piece is being submitted on behalf of Kim Horton, Edison Community College’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement. PIQUA — In the past weeks, these articles have focused on

the broad, inclusive work of Edison Community College. Such work would not be possible without a significant support system both on-campus and in the community. The Edison Foundation is a prime example of where the college and the community come together to support Edison students and synergy that results when that partnership is focused. The Edison Foundation was

founded in 1995 as a separate 501(c)3 entity with a very specific mission: “to assist Edison Community College in meeting its educational and community service goals…through the identification, cultivation and solicitation of corporate, foundation and individual donors, and by communicating the goals and needs of the College to the communities of Darke, Miami and Shelby counties.” Since that time, the Edison

Foundation’s approach to accomplishing this mission has developed into a multi-faceted undertaking. Guided by 18 foundation board members and six emeritus members, who serve up to two three year terms under the leadership of Kim Horton, the vice president of institutional advancement, the members are representative of our three counties and include educators, attorneys, business leaders and friends of

the college. Among the most vital work accomplished by the Edison Foundation each year is the awarding of student scholarships. With an annual enrollment of nearly 3,500 students, 63 percent of the student body is eligible for and receives some form of financial assistance. Annually, approximately one quarter of a million dollars in See EDISON | Page 2

Students build skills and more in new program Sharon Semanie

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PIQUA — From a martial arts state champion to a teen working toward his Eagle Scout badge, there’s a wealth of talent and motivation behind 22 Piqua City Schools students chosen to participate in a newly-formed Junior Builders program coordinated by Gilbane Building Co., also responsible for the construction of three new K-3 and 4-6 city schools. On Friday morning, 10 students representing Piqua Junior High School and Piqua High School honed their interviewing skills as Project Engineers Matt Niemeyer and Cory Barlage —both of Gilbane — along with Candy Lammers of R.J. Runge, a subcontractor with Gilbane, interSharon Semanie | For the Daily Call viewed teens one-on-one Four students from Piqua Junior High School were chosen to participate in the newly formed Junior Builders program coordinated by to ascertain their interGilbane Building Company Pictured are: front, left to right: Rachel Karnehm, Leanne Price and Logan Copsey; back, left to right: Matt ests and reasons why Niemeyer, Cory Barlage, Candy Lammers and Brent Lemmon.

they are interested in joining Junior Builders. The program, explained Lammers, is designed to expose school-age students to various facets of the school construction project and give them “an opportunity to see it (building) from the ground up.” Student representatives include two students each from High Street, Favorite Hill and Springcreek primary schools, along with two representatives from both Bennett and Wilder intermediates, four representatives from Piqua Junior High School and six representatives in grades 9-11 at Piqua High School. One Friday per month, the Junior Builders will meet at the Springcreek school to tour the building site, review drawings, learn about estimating and square footage and hear from various See BUILDERS | Page 2

Benson retires from police department Will E Sanders

Staff Writer

PIQUA — After nearly 33 years in public service and law enforcement, 19 of which with the Piqua Police Department, police officer Wil Benson retired at the end of the last month. On Friday, members of the police department, from new officers to retired ones, attended a retirement luncheon that was held in Benson’s honor.

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Benson joined the police department Sept. 5, 1994, and in that time was afforded many opportunities that he will never forget. “I have been able to accomplish a lot and I have always been thankful that I had a good job,” Benson said. “The police department afforded me with the opportunity to do many different things, like being a D.A.R.E. officer and the bike patrol.” Benson said he will miss the job, but is also looking forward to retirement. “I will miss the people and the job itself, which has been very fulfilling,” he said. “I’ll also miss the citizens.” Benson said his fellow police officers have been like a family to him and he said it means so much to him for their shared camaraderie. Prior to coming to the Piqua Police Department, Benson served in the Air Force and an emergency dispatcher, among other things. Benson said he enjoys car shows and cruise-ins

and in retirement hopes to attend more like-minded events, though he still continues to work part time at the YMCA, which he has done for the past 13 years. His official retirement date was Aug. 21. “I appreciate the community support and the fact that I was able to provide for my family for all of these years,” Benson said. “I always gave 100 percent when I was out there on patrol.” Benson resides in Piqua with his wife, Lisa, and the couple have two adult sons, Conner and Ryan. Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison said Benson was a great police officer and that he will be missed. “He is truly a public servant,” the chief said. “He has devoted his life to various types of public service. … From what we saw of his 19 years, he does it well. He always helped people and he always had creative ways to do the job or to solve problems.” Will E Sanders | Staff Photo Jamison added: “He Wil Benson stands next to his old police cruiser during a retirement party at the police station held will certainly be missed.” on his behalf Friday.

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2 Saturday, September 21, 2013 Obituaries Marguerite G. Blanton PIQUA — Marguerite G. Blanton, 91, of Piqua, died at 12:27 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 1913, at her residence. She was born Feb. 6, 1922, in Piketon to the late Lester and Opal (Basye) Blakeman. She married Joseph Allen who preceded her in death. Blanton Survivors include three grandchildren, Joel Hale and Debra (Gary) Colborn Boyd, all of Piqua, Jon (Lori) Allen of Urbana; 10 great-grandchildren; and five greatgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Jon J. Allen, a sister, Betty Baker and two brothers, John Blakeman and Bill Blakeman. Miss Blanton was a high school graduate, attended college, and a School of Beauty and Cosmetology. She retired from civil service in the Purchasing

Ralph J. Grilliot TROY — Ralph J. Grilliot, 90, of Troy, passed away 1:35 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at SpringMeade HealthCenter, Tipp City. He was born in Newport on April 1, 1923, to the late Felix L. and Emma (Perin) Grilliot. He was married to Jeanne M. Pirot on June 16, 1945, in Chalonssur-Marne, France, and she preceded him in death on Grilliot Aug. 31, 2008. Ralph is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Leo L. and Mary Lou Grilliot of Troy, Marc Grilliot of Troy, Dennis and Diane Grilliot of Parker City, Ind., Jeffrey C. and Chris Grilliot of Troy; four daughters and sonsin-law, Marie (Mary) A. Meeker of Troy, Mary Jane Grilliot of Troy, Michele Smith of Grantsville, W. Va., and Nancy H. Grilliot of Troy; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one brother and sisterin-law, Kenneth and Lois Grilliot of Centerville. He was also preceded in death by two sons-in-law, George E. Meeker Jr., and Daryell Smith; three sisters, Bertha Pour, Rita Westerbeck, and Loretta Zahn; and four brothers, Orville, Leonard, Omer, and Cletus Grilliot. Ralph was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy. He was an Army vet-

eran and served his country during World War II, where he met his wife. He was retired as owner and insurance agent of Grilliot Insurance Agency, Troy, from 1954 to 1985. He was a member and past commander three times and past treasurer of American Legion Post # 43 in Troy. Also through the American Legion, he was head of the Buckeye Boys State. He was a member of Knights of St. John in Troy and a member of the Troy Fish and Game Club, where he was an avid card player. He was the Chairman of Chuck-Help-A-Family and past Chairman of the American Heart Fund, both for many years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Troy, with the Rev. Fr. James Duell officiating. Visitation will be held at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, on Monday from 5-8 p.m. with a Rosary service at 7:30 p.m. A military graveside service will be held by the Veteran Memorial Honor Guard of Troy in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Contributions may be given to St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen in his memory. Condolences may be left for the family at

Death Notices DARNELL PIQUA — Shannon M. Mead Darnell, 41, of Piqua, died at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at her residence. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by MelcherSowers Funeral Home, Piqua. WILSON SIDNEY — Joyce K. Wilson, 71, of Sidney was surrounded by family and friends to say goodbye, she

said goodbye to pain and suffering to join her friends and family members waiting for her in Heaven. God received this beautiful and talented angel Sept. 19, 2013. A celebration of life will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with the Rev. Philip K. Chilcote officiating. Her family will recieve friends on Monday from noon until the hour of service. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens.


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BRADFORD — Mary “Jane” Kiehl, 68, a resident of Bradford for more than40 years, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at the OSU James Cancer Center, Columbus. Jane was born Oct. 17, 1944, in Troy to the late Wayne and Betty (Shade) Peacock. She was a graduate of Covington High School, Class of 1962 and retired from Stanley. Jane loved to bowl and was a member of the WIBC. She also loved watching NFL football, especially the Bengals, reading, traveling and gambling, but most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; one great grandchild; and father-inlaw, Herbert H. Kiehl. Jane is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Bill Kiehl; eight children and their spouses, Kathy and Dennis Ortiz of Ft. Loramie, Karen Hill of Troy, Teresa and Kevin Narad of Pleasant Hill, Kris and Terry Christian of Columbus, Mike and Crystal Kiehl of Bowling Green, Ky., Kelly and Brian Rice of

Covington, Keith and Stacy Hill of Bradford, and Kevin Anderson of Belle Center; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; mother-inlaw, Ruby Jean Kiehl of Bowling Green, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Ann Peacock of Piqua; two sisters, Patty and her husband, Howard Stover of Covington and Terry Finfrock of Piqua; sister-in-law, Janice Kiehl of Bowling Green, Ohio; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford with Pastor Louis R. Reindel officiating. Interment Greenville Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers or gifts, contributions may be made in Jane’s memory to the Bradford Fire and Rescue, 200 South Miami Ave, Bradford, OH 45308 or the Bradford Public Library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford, OH 45308. Condolences may be left for the family at www.

Perry J. Sage PIQUA — Perry J. Sage, 54, of Piqua, died at 8:14 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the LeConte Medical Center of Sevierville, Tenn. He was born Aug. 7, 1959, in Piqua to Ralph J. and Gladys M. (Shoe) Sage. He married Pauline E. Blankenship on Aug. Sage 7, 1993, in Piqua; and she survives. Other survivors include a step-daughter, Holly Manning of Dayton; four grandchildren; a brother, Bobby Perry of Piqua; two sisters, Linda Brown of Piqua and Pat Skeens of Dayton; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother Tommy Perry. Mr. Sage was a semi-trailer driver and worked for many years as a truck driver for the Ohio Department of Transportation. He enjoyed fishing, canoeing and motorcycling. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and friends. His family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Monday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

tainment such as The Ten Tenors and Doc Severson, features The Return, one of the most sought after Beatles tribute bands in the world. The commitment is demonstrated in the generous support of event sponsors and attendees, with all proceeds from the event going to support the Edison General Scholarship Fund. The foundation also supports the college and its staff directly in a number of ways, one of which is the ‘Pie in the Sky’ mini-grant. These grants are designed to provide financial support for innovative projects, programs, and services not funded through regular departmental budgets. All that is required for consideration is that the scope of the request must support the mission of the College and directly impact Edison students. Lastly, the Edison Foundation has led the college to new heights by brokering the financial support required to design and build the Emerson/ Copeland Regional Center of Excellence, the centerpiece of our Piqua campus. The center allowed the college to expand and meet the high demand for instructional space, for programs such as nursing, through the generous support of the community and industry leaders, including Emerson Climate Technologies, Upper Valley Medical Center and Wayne and Wilson Hospitals. These and other business’ support and the groundswell of giving from our community members have helped to build a campus and college the three counties can access with pride. The final piece of this series will appear next week and will present highlights of Edison Community College’s future plans, aspirations, and potential.

From page 1 subcontractors about their respective specialties. No flip-flops or crocs are permitted, warns Lammers, who suggested sneakers be worn at the monthly get-togethers to ensure their safety as they tour the building site. Each student — both younger and older — will be equipped with a personalized hard hat and safety glasses for tours which will also include building tours at other sites including Washington School and Piqua Central Intermediate School on Park Avenue. A bonus for the Junior Builders will be a free lunch served in the Gilbane trailer. The opening meeting next week will include a two-hour safety training session. Older students, advised the interviewers, will provide assistance for supervising youngsters as teams are formed and competitions held. At the conclusion of the school building project, the Junior Builders will lead community tours and open houses, so public speaking is also part of the criteria. In order to be considered for the program, teens were nominated by their principals and interviewed based upon a written profile and essay. Eighth-grader Logan Copsey indicated he was interested in becoming a member based upon his family’s involvement in engi-

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Six Piqua High School students are participating in Gilbane Building Company’s new Junior Builders program. Pictured, left to right, are: Cory Barlage, Collin Poth, Trenton Dreer, Candy Lammers, Jacob North, Josh Hanes, Matt Niemeyer, Alan Schrubb and Ross Geuy.

neering — his father is a surveyor — and the fact that he earned an engineering merit badge in Boy Scouts and is now working toward his Eagle Scout badge. A basketball fan, Logan added he also enjoys building with Legos. Rachel Karnehm was among two girls — the other being Leanne Price — for the Junior Builders program. The eighth grade PJHS student suggested she is basically interested in becoming involved because her father builds homes “and I want to take on that vision.” In discussing her interests, Rachel told the interviewers she “loves martial arts” and earned a black

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academic and athletic scholarships are awarded to nearly 100 Edison students. The scholarships are administered by the Edison Foundation and are typically bestowed or endowed by individuals, corporate partners, and civic organizations. For many students, these scholarships bridge a gap to college attendance and achievement that would otherwise remain unattainable. Whether for one semester, one year, or the duration of a student’s successful pursuit of a degree, every dollar invested in a local student is money invested locally to help train and prepare a skilled workforce. The work of the Edison Foundation is broader, however, than the administration of scholarships. The foundation administers and hosts the Academy for Community Leadership, a five-day series of workshops designed to develop more effective directors, leaders, board members, staff and volunteers of notfor-profit organizations. Working closely with Troy and Piqua Community Foundations, the academy began in 2002, with the vision and support Thom and Pat Robinson of Troy. The academy has trained 188 non-profit CEO’s, board, and staff members in the fundamental practices of board recruitment, planning, staffing, budgeting, evaluation, board meetings and community awareness to make a difference on their boards and in their communities. Edison brings worldclass entertainers to our campus to celebrate the Winter Holiday Season. In its 16th year, the Holiday Evening has become a hallmark of entertainment in the Miami Valley. Holiday Evening consists of both a celebration and a commitment. This year, the celebration, consistent with the previous enter-


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Dept. of the United States Air Force. Additionally, she was a beautician for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of St. Paris, Order of the Eastern Star, the Pythian Sisters and a life member of the V. F. W. Post 4874 Auxiliary. A service to honor her life will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Chaplain Edward Ellis officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad, P. O. Box 720, Piqua, OH 45356 or Hospice of Miami County Inc. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through • Piqua Daily Call

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belt at nine years of age. An Indiana state champion, Rachel has also competed internationally in Cancun, Mexico, representing Team USA. Trenton Dreer, a PHS junior, hopes to study architecture after high school graduation. A teen with a strong work ethic, he is in the process of starting up a skateboarding crew and enjoys design. A course in computer-aided design (CAD) this past year piqued his interest. “I’ve always liked to draw,” he added, suggesting that his involvement in Junior Builders will hopefully enable him to learn more about architectural engineering and build-

ing designs. Representatives welcomed into the program on Friday from Piqua Junior High School included Logan Copsey, Leanne Price, Rachel Karnehm and Brent Lemmon. PHS reps welcomed were Trenton Dreer, Ross Geuy, Jacob North, Josh Hanes, Alan Schrubb and Collin Poth. The Junior Builders program is designed by Gilbane as an opportunity to involve youngsters in the building process of schools within their community. It’s a winwin program for both the school district and students as they witness new facilities being built and history being made in Piqua.

Memorial Service for Robert E Sink Saturday, September 28, 11am St James Episcopal Church, Piqua Attending from Atlanta, his wife of 61 years, Barbara, their 2 children and their families. Attending from Piqua, his sister, Phyllis Bayman and other family members. 40489864

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New vision for P.H. museum; Road work to close some city streets first cemetery walk set for Sunday Melanie Yingst

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PLEASANT HILL — A new name and a new vision, the village of Pleasant Hill’s history moves forward to preserve its past and keep its history alive. Once the Oakes-Beitman Museum, the trust which endowed the museum has been dissolved and village and Newton Township residents have renamed the entity the Pleasant Hill History Center Museum. The Pleasant Hill History Center Museum is housed in the top of the OakesBeitman Memorial Library at 12 N. Main St., Pleasant Hill. It is currently open every Monday from 3 p.m to 7 p.m. “We are just started new with a new name and a new vision,” said Lesa Delcamp, one of many members of the Pleasant Hill History Center Museum. Delcamp said she has enjoyed going through the large amount of pictures, documents and artifacts which have been housed in the building for more than 50 years. “I love the pictures, I love when people come in to tell their stories,” Delcamp said. “I love when the older townspeople stop in and remember what certain buildings used to be and hear about certain people who have contributed to our culture.” Board member and history center’s treasure John Weaver said the trust left from Ellie Wampler (Oakes-Beitman) simply ran out when she left the trust and her home to become the town library in 1952. Weaver said the trust has since been dissolved and a new mission, new name for the Pleasant Hill History Center Museum has been born. All artifacts, documents and pictures have been preserved with several noted

citizens and landmarks including the Beery School of Horsemanship which was famous around the country for its horse training by Jesse Beery. Weaver said a database of obituaries dating back to the 1700s is available as well as the museum’s subscription to for those who are interested in tracing their family’s heritage. Weaver said the first Monday of each month, is an open genealogy access where curators will help those who are looking for their family tree. “People can come in on that Monday and we’ll help with that,” Weaver said. Weaver said the research area of the museum is popular. “We have people who come in and have bought a house and then they want to know the history of the house,” Weaver said. Weaver also said those tracing back to their school days have many years of high school year books and other archives for research. “The stuff I’ve learned about the community is absolutely amazing,” Weaver said. “We are so excited,” Weaver said. “We hope to open this to students who are studying Ohio history to learn more about their town and the people who form their community.” As part of the outreach of the newly formed history center and museum, a cemetery walk is planned for Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Four local histories will be physically portraying four historical figures of the Pleasant Hill history at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The presentations begin at 2 p.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Delcamp said one of the fascinating things about the planned cemetery walk, is a great-grandson of Klopfer will be portraying his ancestor during the first cemetery walk.

The first Pleasant Hill History Center Museum Cemetery Walk will be held Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2-4 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The cemetery is located off of west State Route 718. The cemetery walk will feature four local community member portraying the likeness of four prominent members of the Pleasant Hill and Newton Township history. The histories at each individuals’ grave site will include: Nathan Hill, founder of the Christian Church, Ellie Beitman Wampler, philanthropist, Louie Klopfer, grocer, and Jesse Berry, celebrated horse trainer. During the Cemetery Walk, participants will walk to each of the selected individuals’ graves to hear a presentation on their lives.

PIQUA —Ash Street from Spring Street to Wayne Street will be closed from 8 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday will be closed to through traffic. There also will be a closure on from 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday on High Street from Main to Wayne for the sealing of the stamped concrete crosswalks at each of the intersections.

Travel on Main Street, both northbound and southbound, will not be affected by this closure. The city has contracted with Grissom Construction LLC., of Covington, to perform this work. Road closed signs will be posted and all work is weather dependent. Motorists are asked to proceed with caution.

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form must be submitted by Nov. 1. For rules and entry forms, go to http://www.vfw. org/Community/Voice-ofDemocracy. For students in grades 6-8, the VFW offers the Patriot’s Pen contest with a theme of “What Patriotism Means to Me.” This contest consists of a written essay of 300-400 words, in which students will be judged on knowledge of the theme, theme development and clarity of ideas. The essay and entry form must be submitted by Nov. 1. For rules and entry forms, visit Community/Patriot-s-Pen. All entries must be submitted to Pleasant Hill VFW Post #6557, 7578 W. Fenner

Road, Ludlow Falls, OH 45339 by mail or in person. The competitions begin at the local post level. VFW #6557 will award prizes of $100 to first place, $75 to second place and $50 to third place. Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at an open-to-the-public ceremony. Post winners will advance to district, then to state. Prizes are awarded for the winners at each level. State winners compete nationally for U.S. Savings Bonds and more than $2.5 million in scholarships and incentives. For more information about the contests, contact Kris Byrd at (937) 676-3575 or email

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Who is a journalist? That’s not a ques- ner doesn’t give you information; it tells tion limited to college classes, like the you (whom) to call,” he said. “It’s not a one Steve teaches on media ethics at source.” George Washington University. Yes, professional journalists make misCongress is now grappling with a defi- takes too. We’ve made plenty ourselves. nition as it debates a media shield law But there is a difference between an amathat would protect reporters teur and a professional: a difagainst “unwarranted intruference in training, standards, sion” by federal prosecutors, experience and purpose. And in the words of Sen. Chuck that difference should be recSchumer. ognized in federal law. The bill passed the Senate A shield law that applies Judiciary Committee with to anyone with a laptop or bipartisan support earlier cellphone would be meaningthis month and could soon be less. It could also be danheaded to the Senate floor. gerous. One example: Every Cokie Roberts It sprang to life after a spate good journalist takes national of intrusions by the Justice security seriously, balancing Columnist Department last spring graphthe right of the public to be ically demonstrated how overinformed against its right to be safe. zealous law enforcement can threaten The Washington Post did exactly that the vitality of independent journalism. after receiving leaks about clandestine In one case, the department subpoesurveillance operations from Edward naed the phone records of Associated Snowden. It published the story but Press personnel who had broken a story withheld the most sensitive details at about a failed terrorist plot in Yemen. In another case, a Fox reporter was the request of the Obama administrabranded a possible “co-conspirator” in tion. Should Wikileaks, which shows no an espionage investigation, an unprecsuch regard for security concerns, enjoy edented attempt to criminalize the act the same protections as the Post? What of newsgathering. The ensuing outcry forced President about Snowden himself? If he sits in the Obama and Attorney General Eric Moscow airport, writing a blog on his Holder to revise Justice Department laptop, does that make him a journalist guidelines and make it harder for pros- worthy of legal protection? Obviously not. The line has to be ecutors to procure the testimony of drawn somewhere. And the Senate comjournalists. But only Congress, they said, could mittee did a good job: It defines a decide who should qualify for those journalist as someone who has had an “employment relationship” with a media enhanced protections. Defining a journalist is not easy, and outlet for at least one year out of the last the shooting at the Navy Yard here in 20, or three months out of the last five years. It also includes student journalWashington this week showed why. Amateurs rushed to help with the ists, as well as freelancers with a “subcoverage, monitoring police scanners, stantial track record” of performance. taking photos and videos, tweeting and The lawmakers understand that the re-tweeting information. online landscape is changing rapidly, Some of their contributions were very and not all journalists get regular payhelpful, and crowdsourcing is a grow- checks or even freelance assignments. ing part of the media universe. Police So they drafted a provision that allows pleaded for citizen journalists to help a federal judge to include under the fill in the background of the Navy Yard law anyone else who is engaged in shooter, Aaron Alexis. “lawful and legitimate newsgathering But the amateurs also made a lot of activities.” mistakes, and one of them was to take A federal shield law is needed now information directly from police scan- more than ever. As Obama has demners and post it on social media as onstrated, politicians have a growing established fact. ability to communicate directly with Mark Brady, an information officer citizens over multiple social media platfor Prince George’s County in suburban forms, and avoid the questioning and Washington, D.C., told AP that “People scrutiny of independent journalists. on Twitter take it for granted that (scan- Republicans should realize they have a ner chatter) is real and confirmed,” vested interest here. No White House, when it’s not. Relaying such data with- of either party, should have the power out confirming it is “asking for trouble,” to intimidate its journalistic critics. So he said. here’s a way to get Republican votes Jim Farley, an executive at allfor the shield law: Rename it the “Hold news radio station WTOP, told the Obama’s Feet to the Fire Act.” Washington Post that experienced journalists wouldn’t commit that error. Steve and Cokie Roberts can be contacted by email at steve“We’ve always had a rule here: A scan-

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To the Editor: Here we go again. Four of our city commissioners, in their attempt to do what they say is best for the city, have created another mess. I am talking about the recent debate over fiberoptic vs. wireless. One of the commissioners questioned whether or not wireless could be used to hook up to city facilities at less cost than was quoted, and he got shot down. Instead of doing what was right, and maybe unpopular to some and taking a closer look at the costs, the four commissioners who voted for the resolution in question instead relied upon the recommendation of consultants who have no ties to the community, and sold our commissioners what I consider to be a bill of goods not worth investing in. Does this sound familiar to you, good citizens of Piqua? It should. Does the figure $980,000 sound familiar to you? It really ought to. This commission is preparing to spend the same amount, or maybe a bit more, for this fiber-optic phase 2 hookin that it spent on the phone system. Commissioner Martin questioned that, and got overruled, and now questions this, and gets overruled again! Wow. The $190,000 approved this past Tuesday is only the tip of the iceberg. I encourage you to contact your commissioners and let them know that you strongly disapprove of their tactics. After all, it’s YOUR money they are spending. Bradley Boehringer Piqua


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Saturday, September 21, 2013


‘Thanks for Sharing’ is funny but shallow David Rooney

The Hollywood Reporter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a subject as specific as sex addiction, comparisons to 2011’s “Shame” are inevitable. That dark drama was a deep-probe character study, intensely focused on a man consumed by his cravings. By contrast, “Thanks for Sharing” is an ensemble piece juggling humor with sober observation of three men intent on overcoming their dependence on the pleasures of the flesh. Making a technically polished directing debut, screenwriter Stuart Blumberg (“The Kids Are All Right”) has in essence crafted the date-night version of the sexaholic’s confessional. While it doesn’t crawl under the skin the way “Shame” did, “Thanks for Sharing ” probably will prove more widely appealing to audiences, with a name cast and a glossy portrait of New York as a playground of visual stimuli. Captured in crisp advertising imagery and singing colors by cinematographer Yaron Orbach, it’s a metropolitan catwalk, a promo-reel for romance and desire. Gorgeous women glide along the streets, pretty young couples make out on the High Line, and every billboard, bus and taxi display explodes with sensuality. All of that keeps “Thanks for Sharing ” watchable and mildly entertaining, even if it’s 15-20 minutes too long. What stops the film from being more satisfying, however, is a problem with the way the central character, Adam (Marc Ruffalo), takes shape. Also troublesome is the miscasting of Phoebe (Gwyneth Paltrow).

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This publicity image released by Roadside Attractions shows Mark Ruffalo, left, and Gwyneth Paltrow in a scene from “Thanks For Sharing.”

Bashing Paltrow has become a tired, easy sport that anyone can play. But her preening performance in an inconsistently drawn role here is a major intrusion. Adam is a smart, soulful environmental consultant celebrating five years in recovery, with the character carefully set up to give the film a core of emotional integrity. When his sponsor, Mike (Tim Robbins), insists it’s time for him to bite the bullet and start dating again, Adam conveniently meets Phoebe at a foodie evening. She’s a cancer survivor and fitness fanatic whose previous boyfriend’s alcoholism gave her an aversion to addicts. This means, of course, that Adam predictably stalls before sharing details of his recovery. In a staggeringly miscalcu-

lated scene, Phoebe processes the unsettling news and then gives the relationship another shot by stripping down to fetish lingerie and demonstrating her lap-dancing skills on a stunned Adam. While this reads as insensitive, sadistic, stupid or all three, Blumberg and coscripter Matt Winston justify the behavior by having Phoebe say: “I’m a very sexual person. I need to express that side of me.” The queen of mixed signals, she’s a phony character and a too-transparent catalyst for Adam’s inevitable fall from the wagon. This shortchanges Ruffalo, who gives a typically sensitive performance, both in his monastic adherence to the vigilant rules of sobriety and his wounded admission of defeat.

But it’s hard to remain invested in whether or not Adam and Phoebe work things out. He deserves better. The film has more nuance and credibility in its secondary strands. One concerns the stubbornness of Mike, the aphorismspouting elder statesman of the group, who has little faith in the claim that his ex-junkie son Danny (Patrick Fugit) is now clean and eager to atone for his missteps. Meanwhile, Danny is still waiting for Mike’s contrition for his drunken toxicity during the boy’s childhood. Both actors bring conviction to the gradual bridging of the distance between them. Joely Richardson adds tender notes as Danny’s mother. Also getting considerable attention in the recovery group is the progress of Neil

(Josh Gad), a chubby young ER medic doing court-ordered SAA time. Unrepentant at first, and reluctant to adopt the austerity measures required by the program — no television, no Internet, no masturbation, no subways — Neil alienates his designated sponsor, Adam. But when he’s fired as a result of his illness, he gets serious. Help for Neil comes, paradoxically, from the lone female in the group, Dede (Alecia Moore, aka the rocker Pink), a tattooed tough girl who has hit 30 with the realization that she can only relate to men through sex. A breakout star of “The Book of Mormon” on Broadway, Gad does the film’s comedic heavy lifting, much of it demeaning physical gags and scenes with his suffocating Jewish mother (Carol Kane). But it’s in the sweet blossoming of Neil’s loving yet platonic friendship with Dede, and their mutual support, that Gad’s work resonates most. In her film debut, Moore proves to be a capable actor with a relaxed, enormously likable screen presence. Showing an even-handed mix of dramatic episodes with light moments, Blumberg and Winston’s script mostly treats sex addiction not as joke fodder but as a serious condition. However, unlike the director’s work on “The Kids Are All Right,” in which every emotional response felt organic to the characters, “Thanks for Sharing” is too neat and tidy. Not to mention overwritten. Too much of what happens as the characters undergo their various brushes with failure and redemption feels predetermined and formulaic.

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“No stage lights, no microphones. You strip it down to this, and it isn’t fiction. It’s real,” he said. “Sitting here listening, you can’t help but take sides.” The unusual play setup is believed to be a first for the old, stately courthouse in Marysville, northwest of Columbus. In getting permission to use the facility, it may have helped that one of the actors in the Silver Scene Players production, real-life local attorney John Cannizzaro, used to be Fraser’s law partner. Cannizzaro, who plays Juror No. 8, said the group wanted an intimate setting and considered churches and restaurants but couldn’t find the right fit until another member suggested the real courtroom, which seats about 90 people. The performances running through Sunday benefit local food pantries.

that he gets no help and dad and best friend is has no time for himself. so controlling he makes He says my volun- you miserable when he’s teerism takes away from home. time I should be doing I agree that if this things around the house. continues, it will have a In addition, Bob negative effect on is incredibly neat your marriage. and often insists The person who that our immacushould explain it late house needs to him is a licensed to be cleaned. mental health I dread the days professional who he’s home because can provide the I have to constantcounseling and/ ly justify my activ- Dear Abby or medication he ities or feel guilty Abigail Van may need, because Buren if I’m not busy the I suspect he may entire time. have OCD. Don’t misunderstand — Bob is a great guy, Dear Abby: I recona good dad and my best nected with my dad two friend. years ago. But I’m afraid I will I hadn’t spoken with soon resent him to the him for almost 10 years, point of dislike if I must following my parents’ live my life according to divorce. I’m thankful he’s his unrealistic expecta- back in my life again. tions. The problem is his Any advice other wife, “Kathy.” Ever since than to seek counsel- we reunited, I have felt ing? — Not A Loafer in she resented me. Chicago It’s like she doesn’t Dear Not A Loafer: like sharing Dad with Nope. It appears that me. your great guy, good She had him all to herself for 10 years, so I guess I kind of under-


MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio acting group is putting a literal twist on courtroom drama with a staging of “12 Angry Men” at the 133-year-old Union County courthouse. Actors portraying the titular characters will sit in the same courtroom seats used by real-life jurors. The fake lawyers will take their spots at the attorneys’ tables. And the real judge, Don Fraser, will present the introductory instructions given to the fictional jury that is tasked with deliberating the fate of a stabbing suspect in the drama. “It’s like I’ve been preparing for this role for years,” Fraser joked at a rehearsal. Doug Hoy, who’s playing Juror No. 3, told The Columbus Dispatch that putting on the play in a real courtroom makes the experience more real for the audience.

Dear Abby: I am fortunate to be a stay-athome mom. My days are spent doing chores and taking care of the kids. I also volunteer extensively at their schools, but I do find time for other pursuits, such as reading and writing. My problem is my husband. “Bob” is the kind of guy who can’t sit still. When he’s home on weekends or taking a day off, he constantly needs to be doing something. This involves projects around the house. Other than spending time online, his hobbies are active ones. Because he’s always on the go, he insists I should be equally “productive.” He constantly wants to know what I’m doing, and if it’s not something he thinks is useful, he becomes passive-aggressive. Bob initiates big projects and then complains


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Coal’s future darkens around the world Jonathan Fahey

tiful, and easy to ship and store. But it emits a host of pollution-forming gases and soot particles, and double the greenhouse gas emissions of its closest fossil fuel competitor, natural gas. Now utilities are relying more on natural gas to generate electricity as discoveries around the world boost the fuel’s supplies. The big, expanding economies of China and India are building more nuclear and hydro-electric power plants. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, while still a small fraction of the global energy mix, are growing fast as they get cheaper. And a greater emphasis on efficiency is tempering global growth in electricity demand. In the U.S., coal production is on track to fall to a 20-year low of just over 1 billion tons this year. In the first half of the year, 151 U.S. coal mines that employed 2,658 workers were idled, according to a study conducted by SNL Energy, an energymarket data and analysis firm. Last month the U.S. government held an auction for mining rights to a prime, coal-rich tract of land in Wyoming and didn’t attract a single bid. Later this week, the Obama Administration is expected to announce a

AP Energy Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The future of coal is getting darker. Economic forces, pollution concerns and competition from cleaner fuels are slowly nudging nations around the globe away from the fuel that made the industrial revolution possible. The U.S. will burn 943 million tons of coal this year, only about as much as it did in 1993. Now it’s on the verge of adopting pollution rules that may all but prohibit the construction of new coal plants. And China, which burns 4 billion tons of coal a year — as much as the rest of the world combined — is taking steps to slow the staggering growth of its coal consumption and may even be approaching a peak. Michael Parker, a commodities analyst at Bernstein Research, calls the shift in China “the beginning of the end of coal.” While global coal use is almost certain to grow over the next few years — and remain an important fuel for decades after that — coal may soon begin a long slow decline. Coal has been the dominant fuel for power generation for a century because it is cheap, plen-

rule that would cap the amount of carbon dioxide that new power plants are allowed to emit. The new limits appear to be impossible for coal plants to meet without carbontrapping technology that analysts say would be prohibitively expensive — if it were even available commercially yet. The coal industry and energy forecasters have long known that cleanair rules and competition from natural gas would make the U.S. a tough market for coal. But they predicted that rising coal demand in Asia, and particularly China, would more than make up for the slowing U.S. demand and power strong growth for coal companies for years to come. Now even that last great hope for coal may be fading. In a report published earlier this month Citibank analysts suggested that “one of the most unassailable assumptions in global energy markets” — that coal demand would continue to rise in China for the foreseeable future — may be flawed. Bernstein Research reached similar conclusions in a report published in June. Both reports predict coal demand in China will peak before 2020. Bernstein researchers

predict Chinese demand will top out at 4.3 billion tons in 2015 and begin to fall by 2016. China is far and away the most important country for the world’s coal industry: Between 2007 and 2012, growth in Chinese coal consumption accounted for all of total global growth, according to Bernstein. Without China, world demand fell 1.2 percent over the period. But Chinese economic growth, which averaged 10 percent for the 10 years ended in 2012, is expected to slow to 5 percent to 8 percent over the next decade. At the same time, the Chinese economy is expected to require less energy to grow, and other forms of generation such as nuclear, hydro-electric and renewables are elbowing into coal’s turf. And government officials are responding to public outcry over China’s notoriously unhealthy air. Last week Chinese authorities announced they would ban new coal fired power plants from three important industrial regions around Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. “All industrialized societies eventually decide that, while cheap sneakers are nice, the environmental damage caused by

uncontrolled industrial activity is no longer tolerable,” Bernstein analysts wrote. If these new predictions come to pass, it would spell more lean times for coal miners in major coal exporting countries such as the U.S., Australia and Indonesia. At the same time, the shift would be give a major boost to efforts to curb emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, and pollutants such as mercury and sulfur dioxide. Outfitting coal plants with scrubbers and other pollution-trapping equipment makes coal-fired power much more expensive and makes other technologies, including renewable power, comparably less expensive. “The economics, finally, are at our backs,” says Bruce Nilles, who directs the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign. To the coal industry, this is simply a lull that plagues commodity markets every few years. A global oversupply of coal that developed last year pushed prices dramatically lower and forced companies to cut back. That glut is now being burned through, the industry says. Even if economic growth in places like China and India isn’t

quite what it was over the last decade, it will still remain strong enough to keep global demand rising for many years, some analysts and industry executives say. “Coal has several decades of long-term growth ahead of it,” says Vic Svec, investor relations chief at Peabody Energy. Peabody, which is the world’s largest investorowned coal producer, predicts that between 2012 and 2017 the world will need an additional 1.3 billion tons of coal per year — one-third more than the entire U.S. consumes in a year. “Maybe today (Asia) doesn’t need our coal because there is over-supply and lower prices, but that will change,” says Michael Dudas, a coal company analyst at Stern Agee. But a growing number of experts are beginning to reconsider the longheld assumption that the developing world will consume ever more coal just the way the developed world once did. “The era of wanton Chinese coal demand growth is approaching an end,” wrote Citibank analyst Anthony Yuen. Jonathan Fahey can be reached at http://twitter. com/JonathanFahey.

CEO Dillon to Slower holiday sales growth Kroger retire in January predicted for 2013 AP Retail Writer

Coming off of a weak back-to-school shopping period, a research firm expects holiday sales growth will be slower this year during the crucial holiday season. Shoppers are also expected to visit fewer stores as they research purchases online. Retail revenue in November and December should rise 2.4 percent during the biggest shopping period of the year, Chicago-based research firm ShopperTrak said Tuesday. That compares with a 3 percent increase in 2012 from 2011. “Although the economy continues to recover slowly, consumers remain cautious about spending and are not ready to splurge,” said ShopperTrak founder Bill Martin. While the job picture has been improving in the U.S. and the turn-

around in the housing market is gaining traction, the improvements have not been enough to sustain higher levels of spending for most Americans. Most continue to juggle tepid wage gains with a higher cost of living. Revenue at stores opened at least a year — a measure of a retailer’s health— rose 3.6 percent in August, according to a tally of 10 retailers by the International Council of Shopping Centers. That’s up a tad from July’s 3.5 percent gain, but below the 6 percent gain in August last year. The cautious spending last month capped a weak back-toschool selling season for retailers and raised questions about whether Americans would spend in November and December, a time retailers can make up to 40 percent of their revenue for the year. ShopperTrak expects

traffic will fall 1. 4 percent during November and December, compared with a 2.5 percent increase in 2012. That’s partly due to people researching purchases more diligently before they go out shopping, Martin says. “They’re still purchasing the same amount and product they intended to, they’re just not roaming from store to store looking for it,” he said. In addition, there’s a shorter shopping window between Black Friday — the day after Thanksgiving, which is usually the biggest shopping day of the year — and Christmas. Last year there were 32 days during the period and this year there are 25. Weekends are the busiest shopping period within that time frame. There are four weekends this year compared with five last year. Because of that, Martin expects stores to bring out their promo-

tions and services like layaway early — Toys R Us and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have both already announced their layaway plans. Layaway plans let consumers pay over time for holiday gifts. “Retailers must have their holiday marketing and operations ready to go when November begins, as consumers will be ready to take advantage of those deals,” said Martin. The retail industry is still waiting for a widely watched holiday forecast from the National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, which will be issuing its report early October. But the prediction from ShopperTrak, which counts foot traffic at 60,000 stores and blends it with government figures and its own proprietary sales numbers from stores, offers one of the first insights into how shoppers might spend during the season.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger CEO David Dillon will retire from that post when the new year begins but will stay on for another year as chairman. President and Chief Operating Officer W. Rodney McMullen will step into the CEO role as part of its long-term succession plan. Dillon’s retirement is effective on Jan. 1, which is also when McMullen will take over the CEO position. The nation’s largest traditional supermarket operator said Friday that the Dillon, 62, will continue to serve as chairman through Dec. 31, 2014. He’s served as CEO since 2003. McMullen, 53, has served as president and COO since 2008 and as a board member since 2003. He’s held a variety of roles at Kroger, including vice chairman and chief financial officer. His successor will be named at a later date. Last week Kroger Co. reported that its secondquarter profit climbed as it booked lower charges and tried to build shopper loyalty with improved offerings. Kroger, which also owns also Ralphs, Fry’s and other chains, is based in Cincinnati.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rising Alzheimer’s creates strain on caregivers Lauran Neergaard AP Medical Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Hilfiker knows what’s coming. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so early that he’s had time to tell his family what he wants to happen once forgetfulness turns incapacitating. “When it’s time to put me in an institution, don’t have me at home and destroy your own life,” said the retired physician, who is still well enough that he blogs about the insidious progress of the disease. “Watching the Lights Go Out,” it’s titled. Nearly half of all seniors who need some form of long-term care — from help at home to full-time care in a facility — have dementia, the World Alzheimer Report said Thursday. It’s a staggering problem as the global population ages, placing enormous strain on families who provide the bulk of that care at least early on, and on national economies alike. Indeed, cognitive impairment is the strongest predictor of who will move into a care facility within the next two years, 7.5 times more likely than people with cancer, heart disease or other chronic ailments of older adults, the report found. “It’s astonishing,” said Marc Wortmann, executive director of Alzheimer’s Disease International, which commissioned the report and focused on

the problems of caregiving. “What many countries try to do is keep people away from care homes because they say that’s cheaper. Yes it’s cheaper for the government or the health system, but it’s not always the best solution.” And dropping birth rates mean there are fewer children in families to take care of aging parents, too, said Michael Hodin of the Global Coalition on Aging. “Very shortly there will be more of us over 60 than under 15,” he noted. Today, more than 35 million people worldwide, including 5 million in the U.S., are estimated to have Alzheimer’s. Barring a medical breakthrough, those numbers are expected to more than double by 2050. This week, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced $45 million in new Alzheimer’s research, with most of the money focused on finding ways to prevent or at least delay the devastating disease. The Obama administration had hoped to invest $100 million in new Alzheimer’s research this year, a move blocked by the budget cuts known as the sequester. Overall, the nation has been investing about $400 million a year in Alzheimer’s research. But the disease’s financial toll is $200 billion a year in the U.S. alone, a tab expected

to pass $1 trillion by 2050 in medical and nursing home expenditures — not counting unpaid family caregiving. The world report puts the global cost at $604 billion. Thursday, families affected by Alzheimer’s and aging advocates said it’s time for a global push to end the brain disease, just like the world’s governments and researchers came together to turn the AIDS virus from a death sentence into a chronic disease. “We need a war on Alzheimer ’s,” said Sandy Halperin, 63, of Tallahassee, Fla., who was diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s three years ago. He now finds himself stumbling for words, but still visits lawmakers to urge more funding. Meanwhile, the world report focuses on caregiving, stressing how the needs of people with dementia are so different than those of other ailments of aging, such as cancer and heart disease. People with dementia begin needing some help to get through the day early on, to make sure they don’t leave the stove on or get lost, for example. Eventually, patients lose the ability to do the simplest activities of daily life, and can survive that way for a decade or more. Often family members quit their jobs so they can provide round-the-clock care, and the stress can harm their own health.

First Lady urges marketing healthy food to kids Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama used the power of her bully pulpit Wednesday to push food companies and television broadcasters to do more to promote healthier foods to children — and to do it faster. Research shows food marketing is a leading cause of childhood obesity because the ads and promotions lead impressionable kids to then pester their parents to eat what they saw on TV, consumer advocates say. The first lady cited a “cultural shift” taking place in America’s eating habits, and highlighted as examples salad bars that are now in many school lunchrooms and kids’ restaurant menus that offer such items as broccoli and whole-wheat pasta. But while she said there has been progress, including slight reductions in childhood obesity rates in a few states and cities, Mrs. Obama noted that “we clearly have much more work to do” when 1 in 3 kids in the U.S. is on track to develop diabetes. “I’m here today with one simple request and that is to do even more and move even faster to market responsibly to our kids,” the first lady said as she opened the first White House summit on the issue. Dozens of representatives from the food and media industries, advocacy and parent groups, government agencies, research institutions and others attended. The goal, she said, is to “empower parents instead of undermining them” as they try to make the best choices for their families. A 2006 report by the influ-

ential Institute of Medicine concluded that food and beverage marketing to children “represents, at best, a missed opportunity, and, at worst, a direct threat to the health of the next generation.” At the summit, which went into closed session after Mrs. Obama’s public remarks, the first lady lauded the Walt Disney Co. for banning junk-food ads from its media channels, websites and theme parks. She also praised the Birds Eye frozen food company for using characters from the Nickelodeon comedy “iCarly” in promotions encouraging kids to eat their veggies. She said companies can promote and sell healthy foods to kids and stay competitive and profitable at the same time. “The fact is that marketing nutritious foods to our kids isn’t just good for our kids’ health, it can also be good for companies’ bottom lines,” said Mrs. Obama, who leads a White House initiative that is aimed at reducing childhood obesity. She asked food companies to do more marketing of products with “real nutritional value,” saying that limiting the promotion of unhealthy foods alone isn’t enough. She asked media companies to curb the amount of advertising

for unhealthy foods in their programming and to use licensed characters popular with kids to promote healthier food. Wednesday’s summit could pick up where Congress and the administration left off a few years ago. Back then, the Obama administration gave up trying to get the food industry to agree to voluntary marketing guidelines that four federal agencies and departments were developing under the direction of Congress. Industry objected to preliminary guidelines released in 2011, saying they were overly broad. Companies also said they feared retaliation by the government if they refused to go along with the voluntary guidelines. The Federal Trade Commission backed away from some of the guidelines and never released an updated version. Mrs. Obama joked Wednesday that some companies might think they can wait it out and go back to business as usual after she leaves the White House. She said childhood obesity will be a problem for years. “I didn’t create this issue and it’s not going to go away three and a half years from now when I’m no longer first lady,” Mrs. Obama said.

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The world report said families need early education about what services are available to help before they’re in a crisis, plus training in how to handle the behavioral problems of the disease — such as not to argue if their loved one thinks Ronald Reagan is still president, or how to handle the agitation at dusk known as sundowning, or how to react when the patient hits someone. Two-thirds of the calls that Home Instead Senior Care, which provides inhome personal care services, receives are from families that did no planning until the patient had a crisis, such as wandering or a fall, said its president, Jeff Huber. Hilfiker, the blogger with early Alzheimer’s, takes that education idea a step further. He tells everyone he knows that he has Alzheimer’s as a way to break some of the stigma, “so when I make dumb mistakes, I don’t need to be embarrassed,” he said Thursday. He urges other patients to plan their end-of-life care early, while they’re still cognitively able to participate. He believes that telling his wife no extraordinary care — no feeding tubes, for example — will ease her burden. Hilfiker’s big unanswered question: “If I’m at peace with my disease, does that make it easier to care for me later?


It’s a boy! Ashbrook family welcomes Wyatt

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hillip and Shanda A s h b ro o k of Arcanum announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Henry Ashbrook, on Aug. 21, 2013, at 8:47 a.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. Wyatt weighed 7 lbs.

3 oz. and was 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Richard Slone and Mary Grise, all of Piqua. Paternal grandparents are Alan and Ellen Ashbrook of Ft. Loramie.

It’s a boy! Barhorst family welcomes Carter

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i c h a e l and Milli Barhorst of Covington announce the birth of a son, Carter Michael Barhorst, born at 3:45 a.m. Sept. 9, 2013, at Upper Valley Medical Center

Carter weighed 5 lbs. 2 oz. and was 19 1/4 inches. Maternal grandparents are Edward and Kimberly Davis of Piqua. Paternal grandparents are Thomas and Lori Barhorst of Russia.

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Which way now? Many possible outcomes in Germany The Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc is strongly favored to win the biggest share of the vote in Sunday’s German election, but the outcome will almost certainly produce a coalition. Since World War II Germany has been governed by coalitions except for about 18 months in the early 1960s. Who teams up with whom could change the country’s direction subtly or sharply. A look at possible outcomes: Four More Years Merkel’s center-right coalition wins re-election. Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, joined forces at the beginning of Merkel’s second term in 2009 with the pro-market Free Democrats. The traditional allies agree that Germany shouldn’t increase taxes or introduce a national minimum wage and have taken a hard-nosed approach to

Europe’s debt crisis, demanding spending cuts and painful reforms from struggling countries in exchange for aid. Old Friends - Or New - For Merkel If there’s no majority for a centerright government, several weeks of horse-trading are likely. The likeliest outcome is a second “grand coalition” of Merkel’s conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats, the biggest opposition party. That combination ran Germany in Merkel’s first term after an inconclusive 2005 election. The middleof-the-road alliance is popular with voters but disliked by activists of both parties. The two sides differ over economic and social issues and, to some extent, over the best solution to Europe’s debt crisis. Merkel may also try to form a coalition with the environmentalist, leftleaning Greens. One major obstacle disappeared when Merkel decided to speed up the closure of Germany’s nuclear power plants, but this untried alliance still looks highly unlikely. The parties

US, Venezuela in overflight spat Fabiola Sanchez Associated Press

CARACAS (AP) — U.S. officials said Friday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was granted permission to fly over U.S. airspace after an apparent initial denial over his government’s having requested it on short notice. The officials issued the explanation after Maduro and his foreign ministry complained vociferously Thursday evening. Maduro tweeted late Thursday that he had departed for China but did not say whether the commercial Cuban plane in which he was traveling had altered its route. The U.S. Embassy in Caracas said Friday in a statement that Venezuela had requested diplomatic clearance to fly over Puerto Rico with one day’s notice. Such clearances usually require three days’ notice, it said. There was also confusion because the aircraft did not actually require diplomatic clearance because it was a commercial Cubana de Aviacion jet on loan, said the embassy’s acting chief of mission, Gregory M. Adams. He said that while he didn’t have the details, his impression was that U.S. officials were “caught short” and initially denied overflight permission. Venezuela’s top diplomat in Washington, Calixto Ortega, said the U.S. had reversed itself following “intense conversations.” He told state TV that the U.S. government had approved a similar overflight route for the same plane a few months ago without question and that Venezuela was concerned because Maduro planned to arrive in New York on the same plane on Sept. 24 or 25 for the U.N. General Assembly. In its statement, the U.S Embassy said: “Although the request was not

properly submitted, US authorities worked with Venezuelan officials at the Venezuelan embassy to resolve the issue. US authorities made an extraordinary effort to work with relevant authorities to grant overflight approval in a matter of hours.” “We advised Venezuela on the correct way to get the clearance, and as a result we were able to notify the Venezuelan authorities last night that permission was granted.” On Thursday afternoon, Foreign Minister Elias Jaua aired the first complaint, saying that prohibiting the flight amounted to an “aggression.” Maduro later complained about the airspace issue and said the United States had refused to grant a visa to retired Gen. Wilmer Barrientos, his chief of staff. The U.S. Embassy had no immediate comment on Maduro’s allegation of the visa denial. A spokeswoman said the State Department typically does not comment on visa matters. Venezuela has had strained relations with the U.S. in recent years and the two countries have been without ambassadors since 2010. Both countries appeared to be on a fast track to normalize relations after Jaua and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met in early June. But Maduro announced the following month that he was freezing the effort after the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said at her Senate confirmation hearing that Venezuela was guilty of “a crackdown on civil society.” Maduro, the hand-picked successor of the late Hugo Chavez, has repeatedly accused Washington of conspiring to overthrow his government and expelled two U.S. military attaches on March 5, just hours before announcing Chavez’s death from cancer.

are culturally far apart and have wide disagreements on economic policies — and Green leaders could struggle to get party members’ approval.

line leftists, which opposes eurozone bailout and reform policies, is against German troop deployments abroad and has prospered in all-out opposition.

Steinbrueck Takes Over Challenger Peer Steinbrueck, a Social Democrat, wants a center-left coalition with the Greens — reviving the coalition that ran Germany from 1998 until 2005 under Merkel’s predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder. This combination would mean a swing to the left on matters such as taxation and social policy; it might also be more open to pooling Germany’s debt with that of other eurozone countries. This coalition’s chances of winning a majority look poor. Steinbrueck could try to add Merkel’s allies, the Free Democrats — but they have ruled out the combination. The Social Democrats and Greens might be tempted to link up with the third opposition party, the Left Party. But both say they won’t govern with the fusion of ex-communists and other hard-

Wild Card: Upstart Euro-Skeptics The new Alternative for Germany party advocates an “orderly breakup” of the eurozone. Its chances of winning the 5 percent support needed to win seats in Parliament are uncertain; if it does, it’s hard to see anyone taking it into government. The Upper House Whoever wins will be dealing with an upper house of Parliament dominated by the Social Democrats and Greens. The upper house represents Germany’s 16 state governments and has swung leftward over recent years as Merkel’s coalition lost a string of state elections. It has to approve most major legislation, so Merkel will have to keep haggling with her center-left opponents even if she doesn’t go into government with them.

Rancher sentenced in Dayton nun’s slaying Stan Lehman Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian rancher charged with ordering the 2005 slaying of American nun and Amazon defender Dorothy Stang has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for homicide. Vitalmiro Bastos de Moura had been tried three times before and sentenced to up to 30 years in prison, but his lawyers appealed and the Supreme Court annulled Moura’s latest conviction. The high court said he wasn’t given enough time to prepare his defense during the 2010 trial. The state prosecutor’s office said the 43-yearold Moura is in the same prison he’s been held in since 2010. Local media quoted Stang’s brother David, who was present at the trial, as saying: “Justice has been made. I am very happy.” Phone calls and an emailed request for comment from David Stang went unanswered Friday. Prosecutors contend that Moura and another rancher hired gunmen to kill Stang. The defense said there wasn’t enough evidence linking Moura to the crime and planned to appeal. After beginning Thursday morning, the

Carlos Silva, Imapress, | AP Photo

In this 2004 file photo, U.S. nun Dorothy Stang, of Dayton, prepares to enter Para’s legislature in Belem, Brazil. The latest in a series of trials has begun for a landowner convicted of ordering the 2005 slaying of Stang.

lightning-quick trial ended late that night in a state court in Belem, the capital of the violencewracked Amazonian state of Para. State prosecutors said the trial moved quickly because it was Moura’s fourth and most of the legal processes had been taken care of in previous trials. Regivaldo Galvao, another rancher also charged with planning Stang’s murder, was sentenced to a 30-year jail term in 2010. Last year, the Supreme Court ordered his release, saying he had the right to remain free pending the outcome of his appeal process. Earlier this year, Stang’s confessed killer was released from prison after serving less than nine of the 27 years he was sentenced to. A Para state judge said Rayfran das Neves Sales was entitled to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest. Another man charged with taking part in Stang’s killing is in prison, and a fifth suspect is at large.

Stang was born in Dayton, Ohio, and spent three decades trying to preserve the rain forest and defend the rights of poor settlers who confronted powerful ranchers seeking their lands in the Amazon’s wild frontier. Stang was gunned down with six shots fired at close range from a revolver. The northern Brazilian state of Para is notorious for land-related violence, contract killings, slavelike labor conditions and wanton environmental destruction. More than 1,200 activists, small farmers, judges, priests and others have been killed over attempts to preserve the rain forest in the last two decades, according to the Catholic Land Pastoral, a watchdog group that tracks rural violence in Latin America’s largest nation. The killings are mostly carried out by gunmen hired by loggers, ranchers and farmers to silence protests over illegal logging and land rights. Yet killings over land are seldom punished.

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Property Transfers TROY Eric Herman, Teresa Herman to Vincent Brown, one lot, $197,000. Leib Lurie to Barbara Lurie, Leib Lurie, one lot, $0. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Colleen Hoghe, Timothy Hoghe, one lot, $160,101. Pauline McNemar, Warren McNemar to Michelle Dilts-Gibson, Vernon Gibson, one lot, $113,500. Cynthia Rutherford to Raymond Rutherford, 0.133 acre, $0. Sushil Jana, Swapna Jana to Ernesto Flores, one lot, $199,000. U.S. Bank N.A. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0. Cindy Buroker Brandt, Randy Buroker to Edward Fleischer, one lot, $210,000. Brian Allen Peoples to Catherine Peoples, one lot, $0. Constance Weisenbarger to Constance Weisenbarger Family Preservation Trust, Eric Weisenbarger, trustee, one lot, $0. Asset-Backed Certificates, Bank of New York, trustee, Bank of New York Mellon, Cwabs Inc. to Mia Stoltz, one lot, $37,300. Wendy Compton to E. Joseph Lowe MD. Inc. Profit Sharing Trust, E. Joseph Lowe MD., trustee, one lot, $0. Mary Davis, Georgianna Farace to Mary Davis, trustee, Mary L. Davis Revocable Living Trust, one lot, $0. Margaret Jenkins to Margaret L. Jenkins Revocable Living Trust Agreement, U.S. Bank, N.A., trustee, one lot, $0. Alka Tyagi, Arun Tyagi to Motoyuki Funatomi, one lot, $201,500. Damien Gudim, Mary Gudim, Sarah Jean Gudim, attorney in fact, to Katherine Hinds, Stephen Hinds, one lot, $230,000. Harlow Builders Inc. to Michelle Ziolkowski, Raymond Ziolkowski, one lot, $415,000.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Lauren Goodman, Randall Goodman, apart lot, $45,9990. PIQUA Cathryn Hood, William Hood to David Pietrack, one lot, $74,000. BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, Bank of America N.A., successor, Countrywide Home Loan Services to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, $0. Estate of James E. Nill to Tamara Baldwin, Mark Nill, one lot, $0. Estate of Charles A. Thoma to Linda Cooper to Joesph Thoma III, three part lots, $0. Durbin Lawson, Rita Lawson to JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., one lot, $99,900. Elizabeth Cooke a.k.a. Elizabeth Katz to Bank of America N.A., one lot, $34,000. Casey Zwiebel to Bank of America, N.A., one lot, $48,000. Douglas Ufheil to Federal National Mortgage Association, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., a part lot, $94,898. Judith McFadden, Thomas McFadden to Bank of America N.A., one lot, $65,000. F. Carolyn Evans to Sherri Fetters, three part lots, $0. City of Piqua to Michael Hemm, Peggy Jo Hemm, three lots, $0. Brenda Rhodes, Richard Rhodes to Thomas Rogers, one lot, $74,000. Thomas Rogers to Jennifer Taylor, one lot, $0. Estate of Georgia Ann Scott, Larry Haynes, co-executor, Rosalie Scott, co-executor to Maurice Ary, Rebecca Ary, one lot, $132,500. TIPP CITY Jeffrey Sebor, Rena Shuchat to Clint Condie, Heidi Condie, one lot, $254,900. Rob Jergens, Sarah Jergens a.k.a. Sarah Schwieterman to Jason Correll, one lot, $138,000. Cheryl Clyne, attorney, Rosella

Warner to Zachary Lee, two lots, $14,800. Rosewood Creek LLC to Harlow Builders Inc., one lot, $89,900. Carrie Swartout to Kevin Kelleher, Lori Kelleher, one lot, $235,000. Darlene Sams, George Sams to Darlene Sams George Sams Jr., one lot, $0. WEST MILTON Zen Enterprises Inc. to Eric Carpenter, Jennifer Carpenter, one lot, $32,500. Christina Stower to JP Morgan Bank, N.A., two lots, $30,000. Amy Brown a.k.a. Amy Kitchen to Mainsource Bank, one lot, $76,700. RBS Citizens N.A. to Desmond Layman, a part lot, $38,000. PLEASANT HILL Shirley Baker a.k.a. Shirley Harlow, Walter Harlow to John E. Fulker trustee to reconvey, three lots, two part lots, $0. John E. Fulker trustee to reconvey to Shirley Baker, two part lots, three lots, $0. POTSDAM William Adams to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., Monroe Federal Savings and Loan, one lot, $14,000. BETHEL TWP. Estate of Helen Lokai to Barbara Jean Kelley, trustee, 24.35 acres, $0. Barbara Miller, Brian Miller to Jeremy Miller, one lot, $26,000. Edith Heffner to Randy Kniess, Rex Kniess, 5.049 acres, $65,000. CONCORD TWP.C David Horrocks, Jody Horrocks to Derrick Austin, 0.0688 acres, $123,000. Liberty Savings Bank FSB to Stephen F. and Jodi A. Wells Family Trust, Jodi Wells, trustee, Stephen F. Wells, trustee, 3.76 acres, $170,000. ELIZABETH TWP. Jane Farrell to Jane E. Farrell, trustee, 77.50 acres, $0.

LOSTCREEK TWP. Bobby Frazier, Emma Frazier to James Thompson, one lot, $185,000. MONROE TWP. Estate of Lawrence Calvert Lyons to Monna Lyons, $0. Emnett Family Trust, Nancy Emnett, trustee, David Emnett, trustee to Jill Marlow, Andrew Sokolnicki, 6.9357 acres, $225,000. Mutual Federal Savings Bank to Matthew Shuchat, one lot, $110,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Phillip David Wilson, 0.750 acre, $80,000. Matthew Link to Federal National Mortgage Association, 0.353 acres, $69,100. Troy Hahn to Kelly Hahn, 5.0005 acres, $0. NEWBERRY TWP. Shawn Winn, Suzanne Winn to John Trochelman, Patricia Trochelman, 2.621 acres, $0. NEWTON TWP. Paul Miller to Paul Miller Family Trust, 20.50 acres, 27.827 acres, 3.030 acres, $0. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Brett Baker, Brenda Smith, 0.713 acres, $135,000. Estate of Jane Ann Longenecker to Richard Longenecker, $0. UNION TWP. Cheryl Finton to Lorraine Peacock, 10.148 acres, $276,900. Michelle Weikert, Mitchel Weikert to Michelle Weikert, Mitchel Weikert, 0.909 acres, $0. STAUNTON TWP. Esther Sheafter, William Sheafer to Cynthia Potter, Eric Potter, 1.032 acres, $173,500. State of Ohio Department of Transportation to City of Troy, 0.2556 acres, three part lots, $0. WASHINGTON TWP. Matthew O’Reilly to Bank of America N.A., 0.717 acres, $84,000.

Marriages Jeremy David Cox, 28, of 426 Garfield Ave., Troy to Jennifer Lynn Fraley, 26, of same address. Gregory Allen Highley Jr., 28, of 9614 Landman Mill Rd., Piqua to Raini Lore Grieselhuber, 23, of 802 McKinley Ave., Piqua. Brian Anthony Nelson, 25, of 2503 Castle Dr., Troy to Stephanie Marlene Clem, 24, of 505 Crescent Dr. Apt. 11, Troy. Jonathan Paul Allen, 30, of 1834 Wilshire Dr., Piqua to Holli Renee Ramos, 26, of same address. Michael Alan Williams, 23, of 412

South High St., Covington to Tasha Marie Lloyd, 21, of same address. Jerold Lee Shepard, 40, of 66 Heather Rd., Troy to Lisa Kay Morgan, 41, of same address. Daniel Robert Williams, 31, of 1206 S. Clay St., Troy to Tisha Ann Hornick, 30, of same address. Dustin Wayne Lofton, 32, of 2771 Huntington Dr., Troy to Brittany Jillian Cloud, 28, of same address. Christopher Paul Isenberger, 26, of 507 Virginia Ave., Troy to Melissa Michele Eads, 29, of same address.

Oscar Ramon Jimenez, 54, of 2311 Neff Lane, Troy to Alma Lilia Lopez, 34, of same address. Joseph Dwaine Taylor, 29, of 1331 Stratford Dr., Piqua to Elizabeth Ann Adams, 28, of same address. Zachary William Combs, 25, of 9341 Pearson Rd., West Milton to Jade Marie Mason, 23, of same address. Willard Dale Walker, 55, of 608 Michigan Ave., Troy to Deborah Lynne Drake, 55, of same address. Victor Duane Ayres, 51, of 6050 Drake Road, Piqua to Janie Barbara

Loughran, 59, of same address. Craig Russell Shirk, 25, of 138 Maynard Dr., Apt. B, Tipp City to Tara Lynn Patrick, 25, of same address. Justin David Perrine, 29, of 601 N. Market ST., Troy to Tante Nicole Miller, 28, of same address. Scott Douglas Cecil, 53, of 1587 Sussex Rd., Troy to Lisa Dianne Pickering, 51, of same address. Benjamin Fredrick Neuhardt, 25, of 181 Bevonne Ct., West Milton to Sara Elizabeth Brown, 21, of 8485 Emerick Rd., West Milton.


Employers cut jobs in 20 US states in August Christopher S. Rugaber AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers cut jobs in 20 states last month, suggesting modest improvement in the U.S. job market this year is not enough to benefit all areas of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that 29 states added jobs, while Montana showed no net gain or loss in August. Unemployment rates rose in 18 states, fell in 17 and were unchanged in 15. “The picture is decidedly mixed,” said Jim Diffley, chief US regional economist at IHS Global Insight. “We’re still optimistic about the improvement (in hiring), but it’s been slow.” Nationally, the economy added 169,000 jobs in August, a modest gain but hardly enough to suggest a robust job market. The U.S. unemployment rate was 7.3 percent. The tepid hiring gains mean that most states still have fewer jobs than they did when the recession began in December 2007. IHS Global Insight forecasts that only 18 states will have returned to their pre-recession job levels by the end of this year. Overall, the United States still has 1.9 million fewer jobs than before the recession. Hiring has averaged just 155,000 a month since April. That’s down from an average of 205,000 in the first four months. Nevada’s payrolls rose 11,200. Still, its unemployment rate remained 9.5 percent, the highest in the nation. Louisiana added 14,000 jobs. Its unemployment rate was also unchanged, at 7 percent. Illinois had the secondhighest unemployment rate at 9.2 percent. North Dakota reported the lowest rate, at 3 percent.


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Chicago police: Assault-style rifle used in attack Carla K. Johnson Herbert G. McCann Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Those behind a late-night attack at a southwest Chicago park in which 13 people were wounded, including a 3-yearold, used an assault-style weapon to spray the crowd with bullets, making it “a miracle” no one was killed, the city’s police superintendent said Friday. Ballistics evidence shows that those behind Thursday night’s attack used a 7.62 mm rifle fed by a highcapacity magazine, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters. That type of weapon, he said, belongs on a “battlefield, not on the street or a corner or a park in the Back of the Yards,” the neighborhood where the shooting took place. “It’s a miracle in this instance that there have Chandler West, Sun-Times Media | AP Photo In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, photo, a woman becomes emotional near the scene of a shooting at been no fatalities based Cornell Square Park in Chicago’s Back of the Yard neighborhood that left multiple victims including upon the lethality of the a 3-year-old boy. Thursday night’s attack was the latest violence in a city that has struggled to stop weapon used at the scene,” McCarthy said, calling on such shootings by increasing police patrols.

lawmakers to restrict the sale of such weapons and choke off the flow of illegal guns into the city. The attack happened shortly after 10 p.m. while the Cornell Square Park was still crowded with people watching a basketball game and enjoying a warm late summer night. Investigators believe several people took part in the attack but weren’t sure yet how many fired shots. McCarthy said that based on witness interviews, it appears the attack was gangrelated and that several victims are gang members. “Even if it’s gang-related, even if we have the most hardened criminals who becomes the victim of gun violence, that individual is the father, brother, sister sometimes parent of somebody else,” McCarthy said. “So murder is not a onevictim crime.” Among those shot was a 3-year-old boy, Deonta Howard, and two teenagers, a 15-year-old and a 17-yearold. Deonta was alert when he arrived at the hospital and was apparently doing well, his family and friends said early Friday. He was in critical condition, as were two other shooting victims. The others were reportedly in serious or fair condition. “Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement Friday. “The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” Deonta’s uncle, Julian Harris, told the Chicago Sun-Times that dreadlocked men in a gray sedan shot at him Thursday night before turning toward the nearby park and opening fire. He said his nephew was shot in the cheek. “They hit the light pole next to me, but I ducked down and ran into the house,” Harris said. “They’ve been coming round here looking for people to shoot every night, just gang-banging stuff. It’s what they do.” McCarthy said officers

were “interviewing a number of people” but there was no one whom he would describe as being in police custody. Detectives were scouring the area in search of video that could be pulled and examined. The shooting comes nearly three weeks after Chicago saw an outburst of violence over the Labor Day weekend that ended with eight dead and 20 others injured. Overall, though, violent crime is down in 2013 compared with 2012, when homicides surged past 500 for the first time since 2008. Through Sept. 8, Chicago had registered 297 homicides this year. That was 21 percent fewer than the 377 recorded over the same period last year. In response to last year’s surge in violence, the police department stepped up its crime-fighting efforts by, among other things, paying overtime to add patrols to some neighborhoods, including the Back of the Yards. Through the first six months of the year, the department had spent more than $57 million on overtime pay for officers, more than half of it from a program that saturates dangerous neighborhoods with hundreds of officers every night. Officer Amina Greer said at least 10 ambulances responded to the scene on Thursday and took victims to several area hospitals. One victim transported himself to a hospital, police said. The 3-year-old boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Hospital officials declined to disclose his condition, but fire officials said the boy’s condition was critical. The Rev. Corey Brooks, a pastor at New Beginnings Church, spoke with family members outside the hospital and said the boy was resting with his mother. “He was talking when they first brought him in, but he’s heavily sedated now,” he said. “They say he’s good,” said Semecha Nunn, the boy’s grandmother. “They going to have to do a little plastic surgery on him, but he’s OK.”

Colorado makes massive rescue pet-friendly Jeri Clausing Associated Press


BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Some helicopters rescuing people after massive flooding in Colorado carried more dogs, cats and fish than people. Rescuers using zip lines to evacuate people over raging rivers also risked their lives to make sure the four-legged members of families were safe. In contrast to stories of people forced to leave their pets when New Orleans was swamped by Hurricane Katrina, the motto during one of the largest evacuations in Colorado history was “No pets left behind,” said Skye Robinson, a spokesman for the National Guard air search and rescue operations during Colorado’s floods. That’s because including pets in the rescue effort helped convince even reluctant residents to leave their homes. Officials also had more than enough space for the animals and even carried animal crates with them. More than 800 pets have been ferried to safety with their owners via helicopter, the National Guard said. Hundreds more were rescued by ground crews. Livestock, like horses and cattle, were left behind, but a monkey was among those saved. Once safely on dry ground, Red Cross shelters had water bowls, on-site dog kennels and all the necessary supplies to ensure already stressed evacuees wouldn’t be separated from their pets. “We kind of learned after Katrina, when people wouldn’t evacuate because

of their pets,” said Kathy Conner, a worker at a shelter at a YMCA in Boulder. Evacuees Jerry Grove and Dorothy Scott-Grove said they never would have abandoned their vacation cabin in Estes Park without their two golden retrievers. But they didn’t have to make that hard choice. Firefighters carried the two large dogs to safety on the same zip line used to rescue the retired Ohio couple. “They put them in a harness and one of the firefighters hooked himself to them and brought them across,” Dorothy ScottGrove said. “We will not be separated.” Once out, the Red Cross found the couple a petfriendly hotel where the dogs the next day “were resting comfortably on our king-sized bed,” she said. In a state where dog passengers are as common as humans in cars, Lisa Pedersen, CEO of the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, said taking care of pets has become a central part of disaster planning. It appears to be working. One week after floods and mudslides forced the local evacuation of more than 3,000 people, Pederson said the Boulder area shelter had just 72 pet evacuees — all but two of which were delivered by their owners for temporary shelter after they were forced from their homes. “It just makes sense that you bring the pets along. They are part of the family,” Robinson said. “You wouldn’t leave a family behind because they had kids.”

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Piqua linebacker Dom Stone (top photo) makes a diving tackle against Lima Senior last week. Piqua’s Tate Honeycutt (left photo) runs with the ball, while Piqua linebacker Hayden Hall (bottom photo) makes a tackle.

Piqua struggles in road loss Beavers run game too strong for Indiians in 35-13 setback BEAVERCREEK — It was a tough night for the Piqua football team from the start Friday night, losing to Beavercreek 35-13 in a game whose start was delayed 45 minutes by rain. Piqua had no answer on either side of the ball against the Beavers. In the opening half, Beavercreek amassed 321 yards rushing on 24 carries, recording 20 first

downs and scoring touchdowns on all four possessions. At the same time, Piqua had four three-and-outs, had minus-5 yards and no first downs. On Beavercreek's opening drive, Allen Lawrence capped an 11-play, 72-yard drive with a three-yard TD run and Kyle Petering kicked the first of five extra points. After Piqua lost 12 yard

on its opening drive, Beavercreek when 68 yards, with Airius Moore finishing it off from five yards out. Lawrence capped a 74yard drive on the Beavers next possession with a 25yard touchdown run. On Beavercreek's final drive of the half, the Beavers went 83 yards, with Moore scoring from six yards out to make it 28-0 at the break.

Piqua's highlight came early in the third quarter, when Dan Monnin hooked up with Colton Bachman on a 53-yard TD pass. Caleb Vallieu's extra point made it 28-7 and when Piqua recovered a fumble two plays later at the Beavercreek 20, the Indians had life. But, Piqua turned it over on downs without gaining a yard and Lawrence's 5-yard TD run

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on an 80-yard drive made it 35-7. Piqua added a late TD on a two-yard run by Trent Yeomans, but the PAT was blocked, leaving it at 35-13 and the game was stopped with 17 seconds left when lightning was spotted in the area. Lawrence finished with 147 yards on 21 carries for the Beavers, who never threw a pass. Quarterback Michael

Berry had 132 yards on 14 carries and Moore added 105 yards on just eight carries. Beavercreek finished with 531 yards rushing in the game. Yeomans led the Piqua offense with 44 yards on 13 carries, while Monnin completed two of nine passes for 63 yards. Piqua, 1-3, will be back at home Friday, when Springboro visits.



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The Lehman volleyball team forms the number 400 with an excalamation point after Greg snipes got his 400th win Thursday night.

Snipes picks up milestone victory Lehman coach gets win 400

The Lehman Catholic Volleyball Team’s victory over Perry High School last evening marked Coach Greg Snipes 400th win. The Cavalier’s victory and Snipes’ 400th win took just three games with scores of 25-7, 25-11, and 25-4. Marianne Hissong had eight kills for the Cavaliers, while Ellie Cain added four. Sidney Chapman had six kills and four aces, while Olivia Slagle had five kills and Ellie Sargent served fur aces. It is one of those things that I knew was coming,” Snipes said this morning, “but such milestones are not something I dwell on. It was great to get the win at home with students, players, parents and fans who support us each week able to enjoy the evening.” Four hundred victories is impressive, but consider that Snipes has managed to do it is just 16½ seasons in a sport that has just twenty-two regular season matches each year. If he

The Lehman volleyball team celebrates coach Greg Snipes’ 400th victory Thursday night. won every match, that would total just 363 victories! Since 1996, his rookie season, Snipes has not only amassed a winning record, his teams have won Sectional and District titles every year! In addi-

tion, the Cavaliers have advanced to the Final Four six times under Snipes’ leadership, winning three state championships and twice bringing home the runnerup trophy. It is a great accomplish-

ment that is a tribute to the quality players I have had the opportunity to coach at Lehman,” Snipes said modestly. The senior team captains were all smiles following the match. Ellie Cain, whose father serves

as Snipe’s assistant, was first to speak for her teammates. “Coach’s 400th win helps to make our senior year even more memorable,” Cain stated. Coach works so hard this accomplishment is well-deserved,” Ava

Schmitz said. Olivia Slagle added, “We were glad to focus on the win in a way that would be memorable for Coach. “His hard work on behalf of not only our team but every team he has coached makes each of us want to work harder.” We are delighted that we all had a part in his 400th win,” Erica Paulus noted. Every varsity player participated in victory. Principal Denise Stauffer, who coached the team prior to handing the reins to Snipes in 1996 when she was serving as the school’s athletic director, commented that “Coach Snipes’ has been very dedicated to the team and to the school community. He is an outstanding coach, who always puts his players before himself. “This accomplishment is a tribute not only to his hard work but his dedication to the sport.” Lehman, 6-7 overall and 2-0 in the NWCC, returns to action today, playing at Fort Loramie at 3 p.m. in non-conference action.

Lehman football keeps on rolling against Perry

Cavaliers romp to 33-0 victory in rain BY TONY ARNOLD Civitas Media


Lehman’s Mitch Slater runs the ball against Lima Perry Friday night.

SIDNEY — Lehman continued to roll, chalking up its third consecutive win Friday in high schjool football, 33-0 over Lima Perry in Northwestern Central Conference play. The sloppy weather conditions did little to derail the Cavaliers, who continued their aerial attack as they roughed up the Commodores early and often. With the victory Lehman moves to 3-1, while Lima Perry drops to 0-4. Lehman travels to Riverside Friday. Overall, the Cavaliers had a field day against the overmatched visitors. Quarterback Nick Rourke continued to throw the ball well, hitting multiple targets throughout the first half. The spread offense paved the way for a big night. Lehman wasted very little time constructing a 19-0 pad after just a quarter of play on the water-filled surface. “It was a good start, the kids executed and did a lot of good things, and defensively we finally held people down,” said Lehman coach Dick Roll. The Cavaliers needed just over two minutes to score an introductory touchdown. The opening spurt went over 50 yards

John Husa follows the block of Ben Montgomery. and was capped off by a seven-yard touchdown run by Greg Spearman.The early possession included nice grabs by Drew Westerheide, Greg Spearman, and Clay Selsor. The drive was a sign of things to come for the Cavalier offense, which pushed around the Commodore defense all night. Less than two minutes later, Lehman forced a three-and-out and quickly scored a touchdown on a 23-yard reception into the hands of Drew Westerheide. The touchdown by Westerheide was one for the record books – marking an all-time high at Lehman with 62 receptions.Westerheide, who led the Cavaliers in receptions a season ago, contin-

ues to be a deep threat in his senior season. The Lehman lead swelled to 19-0 following a 29-yard touchdown dash by Rourke. The Cavalier signal caller broke loose on the strength of some shifty speed and a solid offensive line. Early in the second quarter, Lehman continued to rack up the points as the Cavalier cushion swelled all the way to 26-0 following a 58yard touchdown romp by John Husa. Just before the break, Lehman tallied another touchdown. The Cavalier score was set-up by a 32yard reception by Spearman and capped off by a three-yard TD run by Spearman. Lehman enjoyed a 33-0 lead at the half.



Tigers get MAC win over Rockets 28-7

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Miami East game is postponed VERSAILLES — The Versailles Tigers got their first win of the season by knocking off the visiting Rockets of Anna. The Tigers took advantage of Rocket turnovers in building a 21-0 third quarter lead en route to a 28-6 victory. The Rockets fumbled on the opening kickoff, but held the Tigers scoreless when Nick Campbell would give the Rockets back the ball at the Anna 10 yard line. Anna would

drive inside the Tigers 20, but failed to come away with any points. The game was like a chess match until the Tigers found the end zone with :32 seconds left in the first half. With a 7-0 lead, the Tigers received the second half kick off and drove down the field for a 14-0 lead. On their next possession, the Rockets tried a fake punt at their own 35, and the Tigers shut it down. Versailles all but shut the door on the Rock-

ets by scoring on their next possession. Anna would finally score in the fourth quarter, but the Tigers answered right back to keep Anna from having a chance to come back

East postponed

ARCANUM — The Miami East football game with Arcanum was postponed and will be played today. COLIN FOSTER/CIVITAS PHOTO Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. at Arcanum. Covington’s A.J. Ouellette fights for yardage against Bethel Friday night.

Bees can’t stop Buccs, Reds rally late as Votto stuns Pirates with homer Ouellette in CCC play PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joey Votto homered off Kyle Farnsworth in the 10th inning and the Cincinnati Reds edged Pittsburgh 6-5 Friday night to pull even with the Pirates for the top wild-card spot in the National League. Cincinnati pushed across three unearned runs in the ninth off Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon to tie it and Votto won it an inning later when his fly to left field reached the first row of seats for his 24th homer of the season. JJ Hoover (5-5) earned the win for the Reds, who have won four straight. Aroldis Chapman worked the 10th for his 38th save. Farnsworth (1-1) retired Brandon Phillips to start the 10th but left fielder Starling Marte couldn't quite grab Votto's shot down the line

and the Reds started a pivotal three-game series with a stunning victory. The Pirates appeared firmly in control through eight innings. Francisco Liriano overwhelmed the Reds, allowing two runs on three hits, walking three and striking out seven. The left-hander needed only 94 pitches to record 24 outs, but was pulled in the ninth for Melancon, who has been outstanding most of the season but was coming off a blown save in a 3-2 loss to San Diego on Wednesday. Things didn't get any better 48 hours later. Melancon sandwiched outs around a single by Ryan Ludwick before things started to unravel. Todd Frazier reached when shortstop Jordy Mercer threw a routine grounder into the stands, scoring Ludwick. Zach

Cozart followed with an RBI single. Cincinnati rookie basestealing specialist Billy Hamilton pinch ran for Cozart and promptly swiped second then raced home when Devin Mesoraco's sharp grounder ping ponged onto the grass in shallow left field. Votto took care of the rest as Cincinnati climbed out of third place in the heated NL Central race for the first time in three months. Ludwick finished 3 for 5 for the Reds, while Frazier hit his 17th home run. Jose Tabata and Neil Walker hit consecutive homers off Cincinnati starter Mat Latos in the first and Pittsburgh appeared on its way to giving itself some breathing room as the franchise pursues its first playoff spot since 1992.

Covington runs to 54-7 victory on road COLIN FOSTER Civitas Media

BRANDT — BuccsRadio personality Andy Johnson said it best midway through the second quarter when speaking of A.J. Ouellette. “Teams have been trying to stop A.J. all year, but nobody has been able to do it,” he said. Bethel tried to stop him Friday, but like most teams, the Bees were unsuccessful. Ouellette scored five touchdowns in the first half in about every way possible — two punt returns, two runs and one pass — to lead the Buccs to a 54-7 victory over the Bees in Cross County Conference play. Covington improves to 4-0, 3-0 in the Cross County Conference, while Bethel falls to 2-2, 2-1 in league play.

The Buccs didn’t wait long to get on the scoreboard. After forcing a punt on Bethel’s first drive, Ouellette took it to the house for a 63-yard touchdown on Covington’s second play of the game. The Bees went three-and-out on their next series, then punted to Ouellette — who took it 52 yards for another score. The Buccs held a 13-0 advantage less than five minutes into the game … but they didn’t stop there. Ouellette rushed for a 10-yard TD with 4:26 to go in the opening period. Bethel drove the ball into Covington territory on the ensuing drive, but had its drive derailed on a sack by Justin Williams, which made it fourth-and-27 from the 43-yard line. Bees punter Kurt Hamlin lofted a punt to the 10, Ouellette fielded the ball

and looked to be pinned on the sideline with nowhere to go … well, he made room — bursting past Bethel’s special teams for a 90-yard touchdown to put Covington up 27-0 with :47 seconds left in the first. Bethel, however, would retaliate on its next series — courtesy of Jason Clendening’s 56-yard TD scamper on the Bees first play of the second quarter. But Covington came right back with a score of its own as Ouellette connected with a wide open Chance Setters for an 88yard touchdown to make it 34-7. The Buccs forced a punt on Bethel’s next series and got the ball back at inside the 30 yardline. With 32 seconds left in the half, Jared Williams hit Justin Williams for a 15-yard TD to make it 41-7 going into the locker room.

Lady Indians host Piqua Invitational today

Piqua spikes Trotwood-Madison on Senior Night; plays at Troy Tuesday The Piqua volleyball team coasted to a 25-12, 25-7, 25-10 win over Trotwood-Madison on Senior Night Thursday. The Lady Indians will host the Piqua Invitational today at 9 a.m., before traveling to Troy Tuesday, needing a win to share the GWOC North title. "We played well tonight and we were more consistent," Piqua coach Kaila Cook said. "We did the little things right. These are things we have struggled with in the past, but have been improving in our last three matches." Macy Yount had 20 assists and six aces, while Mae Carnes pounded nine kills. Logan Ernst added six kills, while Tasha Potts and Michaela Bell both had four. Kyrstan Mikolajewski served four aces, while Kailey Byers, Sarah Plamer and Abby Berger all had eight digs for Piqua, 6-5 overall and 3-1 in the GWOC North. Piqua JVs and freshman both won in two straight games.

Lady Vikings roll

CASSTOWN — The Miami East Vikings put together a patchwork lineup Thursday night to knock off Tri-County North in three, 25-12, 2516, 25-14 in Cross County Conference play. Allison Morrett had 13 kills, eight assists and two digs, Ashley Current had 17 assists, six kills, an ace, a block and a dig and Trina Current had six kills, four aces, four blocks and a dig to lead the way. Kati Runner added three kills and two digs, Emma Monnin had three kills,

Lindsey Black had an ace, four digs and an assist, Anna Kiesewetter had an ace and nine digs and Karson Mahaney had a block. “Another night with a hodge-podge lineup,” Miami East coach John Cash said. “Tri-County North was scrappy and forced us to get kills, and the girls did that. We pulled a couple of girls up from JV and they stepped up. All-in-all, it was a good effort.” The Vikings host the “Clash in Casstown” tournament Saturday, starting things off against Bishop Ready at 9 a.m.

Russia gets win

BOTKINS — The Russia volleyball team outlasted Botkins 25-12, 25-13, 23-25, 25-10 Thursday in SCL action. Kylie Wilson had 13 kills, 18 digs and four blocks; while Camille Puthoff had 12 kills and 16 digs. Taylor Daniel dished out 37 assists, to go with seven kills and nine digs. Maggie Kearns had 10 kills and 14 digs, while Cassie Pleiman had 12 digs and Claire Sherman added four blocks and eight digs. The Russia JVs won 253, 27-25. Rachel Heung added 10 aces and Leah Francis added five kills. Russia, 9-3 overall and 4-3 in the SCL, will play in the Minster Invitational today.

Lady Roaders lose

The Bradford junior high volleyball teams were swept by Ansonia Thursday. The seventh grade, 3-6, lost 25-21, 25-15. The eighth grade, 3-6,

lost 23-25, 26-24, 25-23. A minute and 10 secBradford will host onds later, Barlage Houston today at 10 a.m. recorded the assist for a Kendra Beckman goal BOYS SOCCER from distance. East boys fall "Our outside mids, BiCASSTOWN — The gael and Linds, did an exMiami East Viking Boys cellent job running the soccer team fell to the field tonight,” Miami East Bethel Bees Thursday coach Lil Carson said. night by a score of 6-3 “They were both heavily bringing the Vikings involved on both ends of record to 7-4 losses. the field. The Vikings got on the “Skid and Sage were board first 90 seconds into both composed in the back the game on a head ball and did a good job pressgoal from Colton ing forward. Bethel put a Holicki off an Austin lot of pressure on us and I Kowalak cross but the rest give them credit." of the first half was domiEast keeper, Kelly nated by Bethel scoring 3 Rindler had a diving save times for a 3-1 halftime late in the first half and a lead. tip part way through the The second half saw the second that were crucial Bees get another goal be- in the shutout. fore Brandon Kirk kicked She finished the game one in for Vikings to make with six saves for her 6th it 4-2. shutout of the season. But the Bees came right The Vikings are now 8back with another goal to 1-1, 4-0 in the CCC. regain the three goal lead. They will host Lehman With seven minutes in the on Tuesday. game Kirk scored another goal to cut the lead back to Lady Cavs roll 2 but at 4 minutes the SPRINGFIELD — The Bees answered again to Lehman Lady Cavs, the put the final tally at 6-3. top-ranked Division III "We started out strong girls soccer team in the with that early goal and Miami Valley this week, even though we played remained unbeaten on the hard for the entire 80 we season with a 7-0 blankdidn't continue the kind of ing of Springfield Catholic pressure we began the in action at Springfield game with," Miami East Thursday. coach Adam Bell said. The Lady Cavs go to 8Miami East will play at 0-1 on the season heading Newton Thursday. into a big game on Saturday night at Cincinnati GIRLS SOCCER Madeira. The junior varEast blanks Bethel sity game will begin at TIPP CITY — Miami 5:30. East returned to Cross “We played a good County Conference play game,” said Lehman coach as the Vikings traveled to Tony Schroeder. “Our deBethel for a 2-0 win. fense played well again, Jessica Barlage got the and the offense, once it got Vikings on the board as going, really poured it on. she tapped in an We scored a lot of goals in Emily Holicki ball sent a short period of time.” to the far post. It was just 2-0 at the

half, however. Taylor Lachey scored 11 minutes in off an assist from Jenna Kronenberger, then with 15 minutes left in the first period, Madeline Franklin picked up a loose ball and scored from about 20 yards out. The first goal of the second half came in just three mnutes, with Sara Fuller scoring off an assist by Ashley Keller. Then after Keller got an unassisted goal, Fuller scored again off a Keller assist to make it 5-0. Franklin added her second goal off an assist by Lachey, and Hannah Fogt completed the scoring with an unassisted goal.

Newton wins big

LEWISBURG — The Newton Indians hammered Tri-County North in Cross County Conference play Thursday night, winning on the road 7-0. Katie Houk had two goals and two assists and Trelissa Lavy had a goal and two assists. Morgan Miller, Anna Miller, Allie Taylor and Kaylee Kesler each had a goal, while Aliya Stine, Madison Tebics and Erin Sweitzer each had an assist.

BOYS GOLF Russia win SCL

SIDNEY — The Russia boys golf team continued its dominance at the Shelby County League golf tournament at Shelby Oaks Thursday. The Raiders, 6-0 in the SCL during the season, put four golfers in the top seven in winning the tournament by 10 shots. Russia shot 333, to finish 10 shots ahead of Anna. Houston was seventh with a 420 total.

Russia’s Austin Tebbe was medalist and earned SCL Player of the Year honors with an 80. Luke Dapore was runnerup with an 82, while Gaving Hoying was sixth with 85 and Zach Sherman was seventh with 86. Other Russia scores were Jordan Kremer 88 and Connor Monnin 93. Houston scores included Jaron Howard 88, Anthon Wehrman 98, Jake Braun 115, Deion Booher 119, Justin Bertsch 122, Tristin Stangel 123.

East boys second

WEBSTER — The Miami East boys finished second at the CCC golf tournament Friday at Stillwater Valley Golf Course, while Newton's Brock Jamison tied for second overall with an 80. Franklin Monroe won with a 335 total. Miami East was second with 348, Covington was fifth with 364, Newton was sixth with 368 and Bradford was 10th with 427. Miami East scores included Scot Kirby 85, Zach Ostendorf 86, Ryan Bergman 87, Kley Karadak 90, Devyn Carson 90, Dylan Martinez 99. Covington scores included Joe Slusher 89, Levi Wynn 89, Ty Boehringer 91, Jacob Blair 95, Matt Carder 113, Jesse Wall 142. Other Newton scores included Wade Ferrell 92, Milan Bes 98, Christian Nelson 98, Reid Ferrell 98, Donovan Osceola 100. Bradford scores included Alex Swabb 88, Royce Grigg 105, Kyler Locker 109, Patrick Wolf 125.


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BY FRANCES DRAKE For Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Partnerships will assume a greater importance for you in the next six weeks. However, you are going to need more sleep. Recognize this. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) In the month ahead, get better organized, because this is what you want. For starters, get the right equipment. Give yourself what you need to do a bang-up job. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Lucky you! All Geminis can expect a fun-loving, playful month ahead. Enjoy romance, sports events, fun times with children and vacations. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your focus now turns to home and family for the next six weeks. Many of you will enjoy cocooning at home and grabbing some much-needed rest. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The pace of your days will accelerate in the next six weeks. Short trips, conversations with others and increased reading and writing are some reasons for this go, go, go tempo. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) In the month ahead, you'll be thinking about cash flow, finances, earnings and your sense of self-worth. You might be shopping as well. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) With the Sun in your sign for the next month, you'll attract favorable circumstances and important people to you. Enjoy this opportunity to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year! SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) The next month is the perfect opportunity to think about how to plan your new year ahead. (Your new year is from one birthday to the other.) Any ideas? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You're heading into a popular time. Everyone wants to see your face. The next six weeks are a good time to share your hopes and dreams with others to get their feedback. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Bosses and important people will notice you for the next month, so be aware of this. The good news is they see you in a positive light. Demand the advantage! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Travel anywhere in the next six weeks, because you need a change of scenery. You'll also love a chance to learn something new and discover adventure. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The next month is the perfect time to focus on a new arrangement for shared property, debt, taxes and anything you own jointly with others. It's a good time to wrap this stuff up. YOU BORN TODAY You often are restless because you constantly seek new experiences and fresh turf. You love to begin new things, in addition to which, you sometimes juggle several projects at once. You are outgoing and friendly, and have a warm heart and a strong sense of fair play. This year, you begin a fresh new cycle. Open any door! Birthdate of: Elizabeth Bear, author; Jim Byrnes, musician/actor; Bonnie Hunt, actress/comedian.





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✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦ TIPP CITY 511 Smith Street Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm Antiques beautiful wood furniture, Classic Colonial designs by D.R. Dimes, David T. Smith, Hinkle Harris, collectibles and miscellaneous items Yard Sale PIQUA 6605 Free Rd. Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am-2pm. Boys baby clothes. Strollers. Car seats. Pack-n-play. Bounce seat. High chair. Baby toys. Primitive decor. Miscellaneous. PIQUA 912 West Ash Street Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 9am-6pm Clothing including plus sizes, furniture, computer stuff, Avon collector plates, dishes, video games and accessories, medical equipment, changing table, booster seats, and lots of miscellaneous PIQUA, 108 Janet Drive, Friday 8am-5pm, Saturday 8am1pm, Moving to Assisted Living Sale! Everything must go! riding mower, loveseat, chair, dishes, dinette set, pictures, recliners, lots of miscellaneous items PIQUA, 1111 Anderson Street, Wednesday September 25th only!! 4pm-8pm, Piqua, NCR & Wright Brothers items, Such as: Lange Dairy Cream can, Lange Beer tap handle, Wooden Zollinger box, small Hartzell Propeller, ash tray made from propeller parts, pictures, books, paper items, no early sales PIQUA, 1326 Maplewood Drive, Friday 8-2pm, Saturday 8-noon, Longaberger baskets, furniture, lots of miscellaneous! PIQUA, 421 Broadway, Friday 9am-1pm, Saturday 9am12pm, Congregation Christian United Church of Christ, In Basement, Bake sale, Books, golf balls, dvds, household items, much more!!! PIQUA, 440 Gordon Street, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 94pm, seasonal items, Vera Bradley, Longaberger, celebrating, home dishes, cornhole bords, toys, clothes, lots of miscellous, small appliances PIQUA, 507 Beverly Drive, Thursday-Saturday 9am-4pm, Hundreds of puzzles, books, Christmas items. collectible dolls, Boyds, scrapbook items, professional camera, fireplace grate, left handed golf clubs, electric blanket, Red hats, meat slicer, dvd projector, dishes, kerosene lamps, childs picnic table PIQUA, 512 Westview Drive, Friday, Saturday 9-3pm, tools, furniture, clothing, household items, lots of miscellaneous! PIQUA, 533 McKinley Avenue, Friday 8-6pm, Saturday 8-4pm, HUGE 3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE, kitchen table set and washer, lot of miscellaneous and some new items! PIQUA, 5626 West US Route 36, Friday 9-5pm, Saturday 93pm, RAIN OR SHINE, HUGE 5 FAMILY SALE, tools, books, dishware, tons of items! Cheap prices, everything must go! Something for everyone! TROY 2640 Stonebridge Friday and Saturday 8am-4pm Snow blower, books, car top carrier, yard wagon, hitch rack, silk flowers, lamps, large oil paintings, computer, printer, office chairs, yard tools, TV, miscellaneous dishes and vases, decorative items TROY 659 Sedgwick Way. Friday & Saturday 8am-4pm. 4FAMILY SALE! Households. Children's items. Miscellaneous. TOO MUCH TO MENTION!

JOBS AVAILABLE NOW TROY, 1421 Lee Road, Saturday, September 12, 8-1. Household items, night stand, collectible Barbies, Americana home decor, wooden shelves, women's plus size clothing, antique Lionel train et, surround sound system, much more. Child / Elderly Care LIVE-IN NURSES AIDE to comfort clients in their own homes. Stay to the end. 20 years experience. References. Dee at (937)751-5014. Drivers & Delivery CLASS A DRIVERS NEEDED -- DEDICATED ROUTES THAT ARE HOME DAILY!! Excellent opportunity for CDL Class A Drivers with 2 years' experience and a clean MVR. All loads are drop & hook or no touch freight. We reward our drivers with excellent benefits such as medical, dental, vision & 401K with company contribution. In addition to that we also offer quarterly bonuses, paid holidays and vacations. To apply please contact Dennis 419-733-0642 Every trucking company is differentCome find out what makes us unique! Pohl Transportation • Up to 39 cpm w/ Performance Bonus • $3000 Sign On Bonus • 1 year OTR – CDL A Call 1-800-672-8498 or visit: Government & Federal Jobs

POLICE OFFICER The City of Piqua is seeking those interested in taking the Civil Service exam for the position of Police Officer. This written examination is being offered through National Testing Networks throughout the United States. You must register prior to reporting to the testing facility. To register and to select a testing date, go to www.nationaltesting The closest testing location to Piqua is Edison Community College. The base annual salary for this position starts at approximately $51,647. A description of responsibilities and minimum qualifications are available in the job announcement/ applicant packet. Job announcement/ applicant packets are available via the Cityʼs website at or may be picked up at the Human Resources Department, Municipal Government Complex, 201 West Water Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356. The test via the National Testing Network must be completed by November 15, 2013. Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply. EOE Help Wanted General HEAVY EQUIPMENT & DUMP TRUCK OPERATORS, Preference will be given to Class A CDL, Send resume to:, EOE

LEGALS REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Adopted) Approval of the minutes from the September 3, 2013 Regular City Commission Meeting RES. NO. R-119-13 (Adopted) A Resolution appointing a member to the Storm water Utility Board RES. NO. R-120-13 (Adopted) A Resolution appointing a member to the Storm water Utility Board ORD. NO. 14-13 (Given 1st Reading 9-17-13) An Ordinance amending Sections 151.35, 151.70, 151.71, and 151.73 of Chapter 151 of the City of Piqua Code of Ordinance to establish construction performance requirements for subdivision improvements RES. NO. R-121-13 (Adopted) A Resolution requesting authorization to enter into an agreement with LJB Inc. for the Right-of-Way Acquisition Services for the Garnsey Street/Commercial Street Corridor Neighborhood Connector project RES. NO. R-122-13 (Adopted) A Resolution approving the tax rates for the City as determined by the Miami County Budget Commission RES. NO. R-123-13 (Adopted) A Resolution approving the fiber connectivity to various Power System sites and other Municipal sites RES. NO. R-124-13 (Adopted) A Resolution of Intent to vacate Public Right-Of-Way RES. NO. R-125-13 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to apply for, accept, and enter into an Ohio Water Development Authority (OWDA) Fresh Water Loan Program Loan Agreement on behalf of the City of Piqua for planning, design and/or construction of water facilities; and designating a dedicated repayment source for the loan RES. NO. R-126-13 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing a purchase order to Germain Ford for the purchase of two Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicles 09/21/2013 40496752

✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦ CRSI has part-time openings available in Miami, Shelby, Darke, and Preble Counties for caring people who would like to make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. Various hours are available, including 2nd shift, weekends and overnights. Paid training is provided Requirements: a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid drivers license, have less than 6 points on driving record, proof of insurance and a criminal background check. To apply, call 937-335-6974 or stop our office at 405 Public Square, Troy OH Applications are available online at


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✦✧✦✧✦✧✦✧✦ TOOL & DIE & MAINTENANCE AMERICAN TRIM in Sidney, Ohio currently has an immediate need for Skilled Trades candidates on their first, second and third shifts. Positions available are Tool & Die and Maintenance. Both positions would require 5+ years of experience in their individual disciplines, with at least 3+ years focused on metal stamping operations. Both positions require blueprint reading and problem solving knowledge. Journeyman cards for both positions are preferred, but comparable experience will be considered. Hourly base rates will be commensurate with experience and skill set. In return for expertise and contributions, American Trim offers a comprehensive benefit package. Please submit your resume to: American Trim is an Equal Opportunity Employer Help Wanted

Polishers & Inspectors Miami Valley Polishing is looking for experienced Polishers and Inspectors to join our growing team. Polishing applicants must have prior experience polishing aluminum, steel, or die cast. Miami Valley Polishing offers employees health insurance, dental insurance, paid holidays, and paid vacation time. Miami Valley Polishing is a drug free workplace and any new hires will be subject to drug testing. If you are interested in joining our growing team please stop by our office located at: 170 Fox Dr. Piqua, OH Between the hours of 6:00AM and 2:30PM Monday– Thursday. No phone calls please.

RECEPTIONIST/ ASSISTANT Needed for veterinary office. 25-30 hours per week, in our Piqua & St Paris offices. Great clients. Experience with Internet & Social media a Plus!

PART TIME LOT DRIVER Continental Express has immediate opening for a LOT DRIVER for Saturdays. Will be responsible for parking trucks and dropping trailers on our lot. CDLA not required but must have prior experience operating tractor trailers. Excellent opportunity for a retired driver. Drug screen required.


Lot Coordinator Koenig Equipment Anna OH

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

Duties include keeping the equipment lot organized, stabilizing used trade-in equipment according to standards and completing a final wash and detail on all trade-in equipment on which service work has been completed. Desired qualities include an eye for detail, time management skills, ability to work with a team and the ability to move large Ag equipment in a safe manner.

Apartments /Townhouses

For more information on the position, to view a job description, or to submit a resume, visit:

12pm-5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday contact/careers

Norcold, Inc., recognized as the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, Marine, and Truck markets, is currently accepting applications for 3rd shift Production positions at both our Sidney and Gettysburg, Ohio facilities. Production positions start at $10.00/hr plus $.50/hr shift premium. Progression and merit pay increases are available based on performance. Opportunities for higher skilled positions with higher pay such as Shipping, Machine Operators, Welders, Advanced Production, and more are posted internally to afford current employees advancement and growth within the Norcold, Inc. business. You must be flexible, able to excel in a fast paced environment and willing to work overtime. We offer 1st day eligibility for Health, Dental, Vision & Rx. 401(K), Life Insurance and other benefits also available. For confidential consideration, forward resume in Word format to: with job title in the subject line. Or fill out an application at your local job center. No phone calls please

1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941

PIQUA, Duplex, 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, Northend, NO PETS!, $600 monthly, plus utilities, deposit, (937)606-4751

to learn more. EOE

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Autos For Sale 2003 CADILLAC CTS, 98k miles, silver, automatic, v6, Bose Sound system, leather heated seats, looks/ runs like new, $8295, (937)295-2626

2007 FORD FOCUS 52,000 miles, sport package, silver, auto, 35 mpg, excellent condition, great economical car, $8500 (937)286-3319

2009 DODGE JOURNEY SXT. AWD. 3.5L. Brilliant white exterior, with 2-tone black/white cloth interior. Third row seating. Back-up camera. Navigation. Very good condition. Nonsmoker. 102,000 miles. $13,800. (443)750-2043 Motorcycles

2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON Ultra Classic, 9600 Miles, Lots of extras, $14900 obo (937)609-1852


TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, Water, Trash Paid, $425 & $525 Monthly. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821 PIQUA, Clean quiet safe, 1 bedroom, $500 includes water No pets! Senior approved, (937)778-0524 Houses For Rent 2 BEDROOM, 315 Grant Street, Piqua, $450 Monthly plus deposit, no pets, (937)773-1668 RTO: 10 MILES north of Piqua in Houston, remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath, garage, CA, down payment required. (937)526-3264

DEEP FREEZE. 22x21" chest style, white, new condition. $90 (937)418-5495 FRIGIDAIRE STOVE, white, 1 year old, like new, $230 or best offer (937)207-7306 Baby Items CRIB, toddler bed, changing table, swing, glider rocker, walker, highchair, booster chair, saucer, bassinet, packn-play, clothes, bouncer, blankets, more! (937)339-4233 TODDLER BED, vinyl, complete with mattress, sheets, spread, good condition, $50 (937)339-4233 Exercise Equipment PILATES MACHINE, Aero Premier Studio View with reboundier, used 2 years. All instructions. Best reasonable offer considered, (937)526-3190 Firewood

CALVES, Quality Feeder, 80% black, all beef, weaned, 75% registered, 25 head, average 545-lbs, all shots, delivery possible, (937)667-5659, (937)602-4918

Community Veterinary Clinic 1200 W Russell Rd Sidney, OH 45365

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

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


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

RVs / Campers

BARN STORAGE In the Piqua area, Campers or Boat, $40 m o n th l y, ( 9 3 7 ) 5 7 0 - 0 8 3 3 , (937)418-7225

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

3 BEDROOM, Piqua, downstairs. W/D hook-up. 311 S Downing St. $575/monthly. (330)524-3984


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KOI FISH, for sale, from 1 inch to 8 inches long, (937)7780189 LOST CAT, large male, with orange marks, declawed, purple collar, lost in green street area. Needs medicine daily, Call (937)570-0968


PIQUA, 2 Bedroom, appliances, garage, ca, lawncare, no pets, $585 monthly, plus deposit, (937)492-5271


Pets Happy Jack Liquivic: Recognized safe & effective against hook & roundworms by US Center for Veterinary Medicine. Siegel Covington Store (937)773-7474.

SEASONED FIREWOOD $150 cord split/delivered, $80 half cord, stacking $25 extra. Miami County deliveries only (937)339-2012

FIREWOOD, All hard wood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)7262780 SEASONED FIREWOOD $150 per cord. Stacking extra, $125 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available, (937)753-1047


MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS CLOPAY LO OPAY BUILDING B ILD BU DING PRODUCTS PRODU PR ODUCTS ODU CTS in Troy, Ohio Ohio is growing, g wing, gro win ng, g & wee have several Maintenance have excellent exce exce xc lle llent n opportunities nt opport opp ortuni ort unitties uni ties for f r sev veral full-time Mai Mainte n nancee Technicians shifts echni nicia ni cians cia ns on 2nd & 3rd sh hiftts to: to Perform Preventative Maintenance Work, equipment erfor orm m Prev P revent rev entati ent a ve Mai ati Mainte nteenan ance ce Wor W k, rep repair air equip uipmen me t & build Candidates must builld equipment equi equi quipme pment nt & fixtures. xture urees. Can andidates m u have 2 yyears ust e s ear experience manufacturing xperiienc n e in in a ma m nu act nuf acturi uring rin facility fac accili lity troubleshooting troubl ub esh e ootingg manufacturing Mustt be manufa ma factu ctu urin ri g equipment. equ equi quipme ment. n PL PLC C expe eexperience xp rieence xpe nc is a plus. Mus M willing illin ng to to work work rk overtime. overt ov e ime er me.. Competitive ts,, generous ompe pet etiti itive ve compensation, com mpen pensattion ion,, comprehensive comp mpreh rehensivee benefi bene nefits, gene enerou r us u vacation acatiion time t e as tim as well welll as a matching wel m chi ma mat h ng n 401(k) 40 (k) 401 k) savings saavings ving plan. plan. n Please leasee visit visit us at www .cl clopa opay.c opa p yy.c om tto o le learn n mo more re & aapply pplyy onli ppl oonline l ne oor faxx resume resum sumee to to 4804480-452-0573. 80-452 452-05 0573. 3 An Equal Opportunity Employer, providing a drug-free work environment. EOE M/F/D/V 40494320

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

Assembler- 2nd and 3rd Shift Toolmaker- 1st Shift CNC Machinist- 2nd Shift Maintenance Technician- 2nd Shift Johnson Electric offers Day 1 Medical Coverage, Paid Time Off, Competitive Wages, 401K Match, Climate Controlled Facility. For detailed information on positions and how to apply visit The Job Center at or 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. Dayton, OH 45422 For additional questions call 937-225-4534 Johnson Electric is an EEO employer. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V 40492776

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

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Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce 326 N. Main St. P.O. Box 1142 Piqua, OH 45356 Phone: (937) 773-2765 Fax: (937) 773-8553 40496191

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ATTENTION! The government has cited HEARTLAND OF PIQUA

for failing to allow the resident the right to participate in the planning or revision of the resident’s care.

If you suspect that a loved one was NEGLECTED or ABUSED at Heartland of Piqua, call McHugh Fuller today! Has your loved one suffered? Bedsores Broken Bones Unexplained Injuries Death



Saturday, September 21, 2013• Piqua Daily Call


We are neighbors taking care of your neighbors.


Serving the Piqua community since 1983.

Heartland has a long standing reputation for providing quality care to the Piqua community. Our caring team provides long-term skilled nursing care and short-term complex rehabilitation care for patients transitioning from hospital to home. Thank you to the staff of Heartland for providing quality care to the patients and residents we proudly serve and thank you to the Piqua community for your ongoing support.


of our patients would recommend our 5-star rated facility to others*

*Center data gathered for time period May 2012 through May 2013 based on patients discharged for Heartland of Piqua and 5 star rating at

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of Piqua 40496802

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