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Per ton salt prices on sharp decline Will E Sanders

Staff Writer wsanders@civitasmedia.com

MIAMI COUNTY — The per ton price for road salt has taken an unexpected and sharp decline this year, which state and area officials say will ultimately save Ohio tax payers more than $20 million in savings this year. Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jeff

Wray said road salt prices for the upcoming winter will be approximately $35.83 per ton — compared to $54.02 a ton just two years ago. That equals more than $20 million dollars of savings across the state, and for municipalities and counties it will equal a much-needed savings as well. According to ODOT, this year state and local governments estimate purchasing

1,118,044 tons of salt. At 2011 salt prices that equals $60.3 million, but this year’s low per ton price sets that total at $40 million, which represents a $20.3 million savings. “We decided early in this administration to complete a top-to-bottom review of how ODOT operates and identify ways we could save money,” Wray said. “This is one result

Wants and wishes not enough City discusses steps, potentials of Park Master Plan Bethany J. Royer Staff Writer broyer@civitasmedia.com

PIQUA — A list of wants and wishes won’t do when it comes to federal funding lead the commission work session agenda held at the government complex Thursday evening. With a majority of commissioners, city leaders and several key park board members in attendance to hear the steps already taken and still needed in order to create a park master plan as instructed by Jim Dziatkowicz, landscape architect for Engineers, Surveyors, Planners, and Scientist or EMHT out of Columbus. “You guys are so far ahead of the game, pat yourselves on the back,” said Dziatkowicz who was pleasantly surprised by the many positive park attributes the city of Piqua already possesses such as an equal distribution of parks within the community and the acreage equivalent to population. However, in order to expand upon those areas, implement new ideas or concepts, and to

make improvements such as adding a splash pad to Pitsenbarger Park, an endeavor of the Friends of Piqua Parks last spring, having a park master plan would go a long way toward obtaining federal monies. While the night’s meeting was not to accept a park master plan —a road map that is not carved into stone but a collection of thoughts, analysis and recommendations to strive for— it was time allocated to discuss how such a plan would come into fruition. One that begins with four components pointed out by Dziatkowicz from a framework along with community input, sharing information and a clear direction. All falling under a nine step process to the finalization of a master plan including creating a park committee, data collection, needs analysis, open standards and policies, concept development, park system guidelines, implementation (costs) followed by a draft and the final product. Some of the master plan steps the city has

already implemented such as a number of park associations falling under one park board, along with a park board strategic plan that covers a list of wants such as a dog park, improve park safety, establish a park ranger program and build a skate park, among many others. Again, some goals already achieved, but as reiterated by Dziatkowicz a plan has to include much more than a list of wishes as communities with a park master plan are looked upon more favorably when applying for grants. “The big mistake would be to just plop something down,” was another reason for a master plan as pointed out by City Manager Gary Huff upon inquire as to why the park board strategic plan is not enough, and thanks to the Community Development Corporation or CDC, the city finds itself in an unique position to make some of those wants a reality. “The reason we’re talking about it (master plan) is we have this opportunity,” Huff explained See PARK | Page 2

of that review and it’s helping ODOT curb costs, continue to provide a substantial service to the public and put more resources into filling budget holes that are keeping us from building some of the major transportation.” A change in the way salt was purchased by the government in 2012 is also being cited as a factor. Salt companies once had

only one bid option and were required to provide ODOT with an estimated price for each of the state’s 88 counties. The lowest bid per county won. Last year, however, salt companies had the option to provide bids on entire ODOT districts, in addition to individual counties, helping to drive the cost of salt down. See SALT | Page 2

Queen Emily

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Emily Wenrick is crowned Piqua High School homecoming queen for 2013 by last year’s queen, Paige Wenrick, left, during ceremonies at half-time of the Piqua vs. Sidney football game last night.

Community invited to Virtual Costume Party Susan Hartley

Executive Editor shartley@civitasmedia.com

PIQUA — Happy Halloween! Yes, it’s a little early, but we are inviting the community to attend a Virtual Costume Party, which begins the week of Oct. 20 at www.dailycall. com. Sponsored by the Miami Valley Centre Mall, the party is really a photo contest, with community members age 18 and over invited to register and upload their favorite photos of themselves, family and friends in their favorite Halloween costumes. The public is then invited to begin voting for their favorites the week of Nov. 3, with winners to be announced Nov. 10. Categories will include funniest, scariest, most original and cutest costumes. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

winners. Prizes will be announced as the contest progresses. How to participate? Visit www.dailycall.com and click on the Halloween cat invite to the left of the page. Then just follow directions to the party. The contest is free. All you need is an email address and your photos to upload! Watch the print edition of the Daily Call as the progress continues. We’ll be publishing some of your entries as a reminder for others to participate. Peggy Henthorn, manager at Miami Valley Centre Mall, says the mall’s sponsorship of the Virtual Costume Party is a “win-win” for both the mall stores and the Daily Call. “It (sponsorship) is to support our local newspaper and it’s a great way for us to get the word out about our event — Mall Trick or Treat set for Oct. 28. We figure parents and kids might see

what is in the paper and see what the mall is doing for trick or treat. And it’s a winwin for the paper and the mall,” Henthorn said. Before heading out to the Monday, Oct. 28 Miami Valley Center Mall’s trick or treat event, families can take some time to take those photos of their kids and grandkids to upload for the Virtual Costume Party. The mall’s Trick or Treat will include several familyfriendly activities, Henthorn said, including Feel ‘N Lucky the Clown with balloon sculpting from 5:30-8 p.m., a magic show in the

food court at 7 p.m., and a Harvest Fiesta, sponsored by Christian Life Church in the center banquet room with kids games and activities. Line up for trick or treat at the mall stores begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Finish Line store, Henthorn said. So, dig out that box of costumes, the make-up and your creativity. Dress up the kids, yourself, your friends, and take some creative shots. Then visit www. dailycall.com and R.S.V.P. to the Piqua Daily Call’s Provided Photo Halloween Costume Party, The Miami Valley Centre Mall is the sponsor of the Daily Call’s sponsored this year by Virtual Costume Party at www.dailycall.com. The mall also is set to Miami Valley Centre Mall. host Mall Trick or Treat from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28.

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In addition to her husband Scott and her children, Duane and Jeremy, Jeannie is survived by her brothers and sisters, Steve Enicks of Greenville, Rodney and Bev Enicks of New Carlisle, Susan and Bob Robinson of Greenville, and Mary and Rick Elliott of Greenville; her nieces and nephews Christa, Sondra, Shawn, Chad, Stephanie, Matthew, Koryann, Christopher, Adam, Brandy, Kyle and Carly; her great nieces and nephews Aaron, Clara, Haley (Bug), Bella, Lucas, Blake, Bentley, Seth and Landyn; and brothers-inlaw and sisters-in-law Randy and Mary Giesseman, Mark Giesseman, Craig and Shelly Giesseman and Alan and Deb Giesseman; and her best friend with whom she grew up, Susie Studebaker. There will be a Gathering in Remembrance at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Tuesday from 12:30-2:30 p.m., with a memorial service held at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service will follow at Greenville Township Memorial Gardens on State Route 118. The family stressed per Jeannie’s wishes this is a casual Remembrance and service. No ties are allowed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project through VFW Post 7262, Greenville. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

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SIDNEY — Lester M. Harp, 92, of Sidney, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at 7:45 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at St. John’s Lutheran Church with

the Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S.Main Ave. and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

Book sale to benefit library Colin Foster

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MIAMI COUNTY — If you’re looking for a good read at a fair price, the Friends of the Troy-Miami County Public Library Fall Book Sale might be just the place for you. The book sale, which will take place Oct. 18-20 at the Miami County Fairgrounds, located at 650 N. County Road 25-A, will offer a variety of books and other items at low prices. The proceeds from the event will go to the Summer Reading Club, literacy efforts and special purchases for the library. “They do two book sales, one in the spring and another in the fall,” Library Director Rachelle Miller said. “Those are their two primary fundraisers and the money they get from book sales help us fund our summer reading program and our literacy efforts.” And the past book sales have definitely helped. Miller said the Friends of the Troy-

Miami County Public Library book sales have averaged close to $5,000 per sale. Admission to the book sale is free. Most adult books run at 50 cents each, while young adult and children’s books cost about a quarter. Specials, videocassettes, CDs, collectibles, miscellaneous items and some books are individually priced. Miller said they have six or seven skids full of books and other items waiting to be sold. The books come from donations by community members. The library also provides books to the sale. “It is (great to have community support), and the books are good,” Miller said. A members-only preview night will be held Oct. 17. New memberships may be purchased during that time. Sale times are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19, then from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20. For for information, call 339-0502.

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PIQUA — After 31 years as an active Piqua Rotary Club member, local realtor David Galbreath along with fellow Rotarians are witnessing a break with tradition. The local service organization is switching from fin to fowl — fish to chicken — as part of its popular fundraising dinner on Election Night, Tuesday, Nov. 5. Galbreath, who has either chaired or co-chaired the Election Night dinner for 25-plus years, reports the Piqua Rotary Club hopes to sell 1,000 tickets for the annual event with all proceeds benefiting the local community. Dinners, he said, will be prepared by Hickory River smokehouse in Tipp City and served by local Rotarians at Upper Valley Career Center from 5- 7 p.m. Each dinner will include one-half chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, a roll, beverage (coffee, lemonade and water) and dessert. Tickets are $8 per person and can be obtained from Rotary member or any of the following locations: Main Source Bank in Piqua, AAA in Piqua, Thoma Jewelers, Readmore’s Hallmark and Heartland at Piqua. Members of the Interact Club at Piqua High School-a teen Rotary service organization-are also selling chicken dinners at the home football games. Everyone is encouraged to purchase tickets by Oct. 30. Dan Davis, proprietor of Hickory River where” real Texas smoked BBQ” is a mainstay, is looking forward to serving up substantial portions at the Rotary get-together and added that both mild and hot sauces will be available on the smoked chicken which is prepared with a signature rub and served alongside “the best ever” macaroni and cheese and green beans accented with smoked ham. Davis said 25 percent of the Hickory River business is devoted to catering special events. The fare-such as pulled pork, ribs and saucehas captured blue ribbon awards at the Ohio State Fair in recent years.

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Above, Jim McMaken, YMCA executive director, left, Dan Davis of Hickory River in Tipp City, center, and David Galbreath, co-chair along with McMaken, looking forward to the Rotary’s Election Night fundraiser.

Galbreath, who shares co-chairing duties with Jim McMaken, executive director of the Miami County YMCA, says ticket holders have the option of either dining at UVCC or enjoying carryout services. A former president of the Piqua Rotary Club, Galbreath says he has either chaired, cochaired or helped with the traditional dinner since its inception in April 1972. “The first fish dinner was the idea of late Rotarian Jack Schwab who chaired the event for a number of years,” reminisced Galbreath. “Proceeds paid for a telephone line number — 3474 (fish) — for people to call either the Piqua Police or Fire Departments for financial need or a helping hand.” Although the dinner has always been held at the Upper Valley Career Center (formerly Joint Vocational School), the veteran chair says the date switched to an Election Day event years later with proceeds eventually earmarked for Rotary’s community service projects and programs. “Former Rotarian Carl Newbright was chairman and asked if I would step in and I said ‘yes’,” added Galbreath. “Dave Mechstroh and Tony White were also chairs but when they retired from Rotary I picked it back up again.” Over the years Galbreath has been assisted by numerous Rotarians and notes “We have never run out of fish…I just remember how good the Rotarians have

been in all their help. The people are always friendly and appreciative.” “We are already hearing positive comments from people regarding the food change this year. It will be received very well,” predicts Galbreath. When asked about the menu change, Rotary President-Elect Stacy Wall explained “The club has debated its fish dinner for a long time and decided chicken was preferred by most people. Rotary wanted to reach as many people as possible.” Wall suggests monies raised help fund scholarships for local students throughout the year. “Such scholarships include student groups requesting funding for student exchange trips or student academic competitions such as Destination Imagination. The Piqua Rotary Club is a proud supporter of Nicklin Learning Center and provides a book to every child on his/her birthday as well as participate in other school projects.” “The children love the Rotarians reading to them on a weekly basis,” added Wall. “This year is especially exciting for Rotary as we are helping with the Miami County Dental Clinic and providing every kindergartner with toothbrushes and toothpaste throughout the year. Rotary is also purchasing a piece of equipment for the clinic to be used at Nicklin in its dental clinic.” To help support all of the scholarships provided,

Walls adds the chicken dinner will also include a silent auction featuring 10 gigantic baskets to be raffled off during the evening. “Each basket will be full of items around the following themes: Ohio State Buckeyes, Dayton Dragons, Vera Bradley, Piqua City Schools, Winan’s Chocolates and Wine, an assortment of gift cards, Family Game Night; entertainment including movie gift certificates and a Spa/ Bath/Body basket.” She noted myriad items have already been solicited by local Rotarians including four tickets to the Ohio State-Indiana football game and a $50 gift certificate to Hickory River. McMaken, who shares co-chair duties with Galbreath for a second straight year, observed “I was concerned at first how the chicken vs. fish format would be received since it has been such a tradition in the Piqua community; however, after speaking with several residents, the responses have been very positive…and who doesn’t like chicken? I think it will go over well and we might end up asking ourselves why we didn’t make the change a long time ago.” The congenial co-chair is thrilled proceeds are “reinvested back into the Piqua community by the Rotary Club.” When asked about his specific role on Nov. 5, he simply replied “David (Galbreath) and I both will probably be all over the place the evening of the dinner.”

Salt From page 1 Miami County Engineer Paul Huelskamp said it was good news to hear. His department is responsible for plowing and salting all county roads. “Our price went down about 10 percent, and it will save us money,” Huelskamp said. “There are different theories on why it went down. The prevailing theory is we have had mild winters and I think the stockpiles we have helped. Our (salt) barns are half full from last year.” County records show 2,100 tons of salt was used in winter 2009-10, 3,200 tons in 2010-11, 700 tons in 2011-12, and 1,500 tons in 2012-13. In preparation for winter the county engineer-

ing department plans on purchasing approximately 1,000 tons of salt soon. “Typically, we will wait another month before we place our order,” he said. According to Piqua’s purchasing agent Bev Yount, the city’s cost per ton this season will be $52.80. However, Yount said no purchases has been placed as of Friday. Brian Brookhart, assistant public works direcMike Ullery | Staff Photo tor for Piqua, said Friday The salt barn at the Ohio Department of Transportation outpost that the decrease in the on Looney Road sits full, ready for whatever “Old Man Winter” may price of road salt was bring our way. “a great thing for every- last year. So when salt — requires from 150-200 body,” since just a few will be ordered “depends tons of salt. years ago the city was on the weather” this com“We understand people paying more than $100 ing winter. need to get to work and per ton. “If we get inches of Piqua’s street depart- snow we may go through kids get to school. We ment, Brookhart said, all of that in one event,” want to get the streets still has a little more than Brookhart said. A typical cleaned as quickly as we 600 tons of salt left from snow — around 2 inches can,” Brookhart said.

Park From page 1 as monies from the CDC could help in what he estimates would cost between $25,000 to $50,000 to create a plan and take six to nine months to complete. “We’re not doing one right now, we have to confirm the funding.”

While some concern was voiced by those in attendance in regards to maintenance and safety should the park system become a much larger entity, these items would be expanded upon during the creation of the master plan. Such as

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OBITUARIES DAYTON — With her family gathered around her, Eugenia C. “Jeannie” Giesseman, 58, of Greenville, passed away quietly Oct. 9, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. She joins her mother and father, Eugene and Frances (Richardson) Enicks, and her sister-in-law Becky Giesseman, who preceded her in death. Jeannie was born Sept. 3, 1955, and was a lifelong resident of Greenville, graduating from Greenville High School, Class of ‘74. She was married 30 years to her husband Scott Allen Giesseman. Always ready with a smile and a laugh, Jeannie was full of life and enjoyed being with her family, especially the children. While having worked at different jobs over the years, the one she had the longest was the one she enjoyed the fullest, taking care of her nieces, nephews and the children of family friends. Jeannie attended the EUM Church of Greenville, enjoying the fellowship the church members offered. She was proud of her sons, Duane and Jeremy. Duane, her oldest, is serving in the United States Army and has served a tour in Afghanistan. Jeremy is a graduate of Edison Community College in Accounting and is working while taking additional coursework in his field. Jeannie will be missed by many, family and friends alike.

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Application date for Christmas assistance set

PIQUA — The Piqua Salvation Army will begin taking applications Nov. 4-8 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Christmas assitance. Those who apply are asked to bring all of the following: 1. Picture I.D. 2. Social security cards and/or Birth certificates for all family members in the household 3. Proof of income including paycheck stub, SSI/SDI, unemployment, food stamps, child support 4. Proof of residency within 30 days 5. Amounts for monthly expenses, including rent, utilities, cable, phone, car

Ohio Lt. Gov. Bruce Norris recently installed Piqua Kiwanis club officers and board members. Pictured, left to right, are: Marijo Poling, treasurer; Don Smith, board member; Annie Buckles, board member; Brian Phillips, secretary; Warren Parker, vice president; Bryan Barnes, board member; Dennis Carity, board member; Tony Sherry, president; Kelly Meckstroth, president-elect; and John Leese, past president. Missing are board members Larry Quigley, Gretchen Roeth and Suzanne Roller.

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payment, food, child support If any of the above items are missing, applicants will be asked to return on another day with all of the documentation required in order to fill out a Christmas application. Distribution day for Angel Tree items and food will be Friday, Dec. 20. No children will be allowed in the building on distribution day. Make child care arrangements early. This includes toddlers and infants. For more information, call The Salvation Army at 773-7563

Make crocheted ribbon necklaces in YWCA class PIQUA — Create your own crocheted ribbon necklace with YWCA instructors Suzie Hawkes and Betty Fogt on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. Class participants can choose from a variety of colors to make this dazzling necklace which looks like shiny beads. Class members will need basic crochet skills and a K crochet hook for the class. All other supplies are included in the class fee. For more information about class fees and registration, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 773-6626 or e-mail info@ywcapiqua.com. Provided Photo

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Miami East FFA members (back row, left to right) Miranda Maggart, Nathan Teeters, Daniel Everett and Haleigh Maggert present second-graders with their prizes for being first in their homeroom classes. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are Jadyn Bair, Drake Bennett, Camren Monnin and Ty Roeth.

CASSTOWN — The Personal Growth Committee of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter recently sponsored a farm safety poster contest at Miami East Elementary. Students in the second grade were given poster board and had to create a farm safety promotion

poster. FFA members evaluated the pictures and awarded first place to each homeroom. The homeroom teachers and winning students are: • Patty Gentis – Drake Bennett • Ashley Demmitt – Camren Monnin

• Amanda Riley – Jadyn Bair • Pam Rice – Ty Roeth Each student participating received a gift from the FFA Chapter, including candy and a farm-related pencil. The first place poster in each homeroom also was awarded an FFA Bear.

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Civic Hall of Fame inductees announced “Fighting Parson”and was promoted to the rank of Brevet Brigadier General. In Philadelphia in 1863, Moody met President Lincoln. Moody was a featured speaker at the Piqua Union Party rally in 1863. He retired from the active ministry in 1883 and wrote his autobiography in 1890.

Inductees will be:

Joseph W. Yost (1842-1923) Yost was a Columbus area architect who was responsible for designing some of the area’s most striking structures. In 1885, he designed the Miami County Courthouse in Troy. His impact on Piqua included the First Presbyterian Church (1889), the Slauson Building (1889), North Street School (1889), S chmidlapp Library (1889), the Plaza Hotel on the square (1890), and

Granville Moody (1812-1887) Moody was born in Maine, moved to Ohio and became a Methodist minister in 1833. He served at the Piqua Greene Street Church in 1857-1861 and 1863-1865. In the Civil War, he commanded the 74th Ohio Infantry Regiment. For his bravery during the Battle of Stone River, he became known as the

the B arber home (1891). He is best known for his massive structures done in the Richardsonian Romanesque Style. Harrison “Harry” Franklin Reser (1896-1965) Reser was born in Piqua in1896, and was playing the guitar at the age of five and by sixteen had mastered the violin, cello, piano, trumpet, saxophone and banjo.

He played with a number of local dance bands. He moved to New York City in 1921 and was known as one of the finest banjo players of the era recording over 800 records and writing ten instructional books. He was probably best known as the director and lead musician of NBC Radio’s Cliquot Club Eskimos which broadcast live from 1925 through 1935.

Public meeting set COVINGTON — A public meeting will be held at the Covington Fire Department at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information and answer questions about the replacement levies that will be on the Nov. 5 ballot.

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PIQUA — The Piqua Civic Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Ceremony and Reception will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, on the 4th floor of the Fort Piqua Plaza, 116 West High St. The Civic Hall of Fame is a program of the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce and the public is invited to the ceremony.

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I’d Like to Be, Under the Sea… The idea of reincar- that we are all willnation confuses me. ing to make a bearded The paradigm of doing Louisiana family rich good, spreading cheer and famous for assistand living life by some ing humanity with the code of morality only complete eradication of to be reborn as anoth- the great winged mener incarnation of life ace. One of the most mystifies my endearing mind. While reasons I reincarnation want transis a difficult formed into concept to an octopus wrap one’s would be to brain around, have eight I basically arms. That’s just have pretty appealone question ing if you about it. ask me. The Will e sanders What do I other day I need to do was assemColumnist in this life to bling a book come back as an octo- case and I thought to pus in the next? myself, “This wouldn’t In a nut shell, what seem like such a dauntam I doing right, what ing task if I was also am I doing wrong and reading a book, playing what sins do I need to ping pong, eating pretatone for to guarantee zels, solving a crossthat when I leave this word, pirating movies world behind that I will online, and practicing be coming back as an with a ventriloquist’s eight-tentacled mol- dummy — all at the lusk? same time — this very Yes, an octopus actu- moment.” ally scientifically qualiMy desire of turning fies as a mollusk. If you into an octopus after I don’t believe me find bite the big one would a time travelmachine, be a fitting transition go back to 1993 and for me. As a human look it up in an ency- being, I am pretty clopedia (remember spineless to begin with, when those were still so naturally a metamorrelevant) or visit the phosis into an invertenearest library (also brate would be a simple no longer relevant). Or endeavor. Sort of like a you could just assume fish taking to, uh, never I know what I am talk- mind. ing about because any I just wish there was person who wants to something I could do become an octopus as to further solidify my much as I do has done chances of being reinhis homework. carnated as an octopus. When you ask someShould I go around one what they want to preying on any nearbe reincarnated as they by prawns, crabs and give you predictable cephalopods that I answers. A beloved fam- come across in my daily ily canine, a fattened journeys? Should I start and apathetic house squirting black ink in cat, a frolicking river the eyes of my foes otter or an apolitical and opponents before Hollywood celebrity. using butt-propulsion For a long time I to make an especially wanted to be a duck. expeditious getaway? Why? Um, ducks are Should my daily activiawesome, that’s why. ties involve more skulkDucks are like the all- ing and less stalking, or terrain birdbrains of the more stalking and less animal kingdom. Ducks skulking? can travel by land, air A man can have a and water. Being a duck dream, can’t he? would be like riding on Maybe someday I will a train that has the abil- find myself scrounging ity to fly — and travel along the ocean floor across water all at the with eight arms in same time. what I understand to That whole duck be plentiful underwater reincarnation idea went gardens. down the drain once But until that day, I pieced together the I will just keep cursmeaning behind the ing these two measly word dynasty in the human arms of mine. show “Duck Dynasty.” It’s a dynasty manufac- To contact Will E Sanders email him at tured and paved from wille@willesanders.com. To learn more the dead, rotting car- about Will E Sanders, to read past columns or to read features by other casses of ducks. Creators Syndicate writers and carSociety, it would toonists, visit the Creators Syndicate seem, is so anti-duck website at www.creators.com.

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The 2013 shutdown: What would Reagan say? Thirty-two years ago, Ronald It started at the World War II Reagan gave his first Inaugural Memorial, where our veterans have Address. His words still illuminate. been barricaded out of the open-air “We are a nation that has a govern- plaza they fought for and even built, ment — not the other way around,” since much of the private funds that he said. “And this makes us special constructed it came from veterans among the nations of the Earth.” groups. For the past nearly two weeks, From that symbolic spot on the some of the temporary custodians Washington Mall — where, also of our government — President symbolically, illegal aliens have Barack Obama and Senate Majority received special privileges as when Leader Harry Reid, to name two an “amnesty” rally on the National — have impressed upon the nation Mall was permitted to proceed their scorn for this same despite the shutdown — founding principle. a New Obama Order has That, of course, means taken shape. their scorn for Us, the Unexpectedly, this fedPeople. Above all, in trying eral flexing has been most to force House Republicans visibly enforced by a thugto fund Obamacare against gish National Park Service the wishes of the voters (NPS). who elected them, they Incredibly, we have now want us to understand that seen NPS, in the name of we don’t “have” a governthe shutdown, block access diane west ment, the government has to everything from 1,100 us. And not only us, but Columnist square miles of prime fisheverything else. ing in Florida Bay to scenic That’s why, for the first time, I feel overlooks along the Potomac River. like a tenant in my own country as We’ve seen kids prevented from President Obama has assumed the practicing soccer on a field deemed role of landlord. “the government’s,” and the priMeanwhile, House Republicans vately run, privately staffed Claude passed at least 10 “mini” bills to fund Moore Colonial Farm shuttered services from the National Institutes (though it finally reopened just this of Health, including cancer trials for morning), both in McLain, Va. children (“Listen, why would we We’ve seen the NPS drop orange want to do that?” as Senate Leader road cones to prevent drivers from Reid notoriously asked), to Veterans pulling over to catch a glimpse of Affairs, to national parks, to the Mount Rushmore; tourists hustled District of Columbia. out of Yellowstone by NPS and The Democrat majority in the ordered not to snap pictures of Senate, however, refused to approve bison on their way out (no “recreatthem. ing ” allowed in a shutdown). In alliance with the White House, We’ve seen “ barrycades” go theirs is the strategy of the monoup around the famed geyser Old lith: all or nothing. Faithful to obstruct the view from a Why? If Congress funds the more nearby lodge. Walking through Rock popular or relied-upon parts of the Creek Park, the national parkland in federal government, the American Washington, D.C., people won’t mind a bit not funding I’ve seen a massive concrete baror even defunding the unpopular or rier, courtesy of the NPS, blockunnecessary parts, and that includes ing access to a tiny parking lot Obamacare. (four slots) adjacent to a foot trail Conversely, Democrats really seem through the woods. to believe that only in a total shutSince when is the manpower down will Americans feel “maximum pain.” According to such thinking, required to block four parking spaces by the woods considered an in our pain lies Democrat gain. It makes a great party motto: “In “essential” government service? Since rubbing the nation’s face pain they trust.” Engender enough of it and the Democrats think they’ll in the shutdown became the presidrive right over the Republicans to dent’s policy. It’s little wonder, then, that Twitter a virtual one-party state. But maybe has taken to calling the White House the grand strategy backfired. S omething ’s wrong when the “Spite House.” From such petty Landlord Obama, his administra- tyrannies — look out. Fortunately, the answer lies in the tion busy ordering up “barrycades” very next lines in Reagan’s 1981 and roadblocks for everything from the Grand Tetons to the Smoky Inaugural address: “Our government Mountains, ekes out just a 37 per- has no power except that granted it cent approval rating this week. It by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of governrankles. I don’t think Americans will ever ment, which shows signs of having forget this president for using the grown beyond the consent of the 2013 budget battle shutdown - the governed.” 18th in three decades — to lower Diana West’s new book is “American Betrayal: The Secret Assault booms and erect “keep out” signs on Our Nation’s Character” from St. Martin’s Press. She blogs at all over the country just as though dianawest.net, and she can be contacted via dianawest@verizon. net. Follow her on Twitter @diana_west_. he owns it.

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Voter recommends incumbents To the Editor: On Nov. 5, voters of Piqua will be making some crucial choices at the polls. The voters will be faced with electing two city commissioners and our mayor. Commissioners Joe Wilson and Judy Terry are running for re-election as Commissioners and Lucy is running for re-election as mayor. These individuals have many years of experience in their respective positions and deserve our support in re-electing them at that time. Our city has been through some really difficult times and is now showing progress in many areas. It is very important that we have continuity in the city commission at this time and support knowledgeable people. Please support Joe Wilson and Judy Terry for re-election as city commissioners and Lucy Fess as mayor. Chris L. Evans Piqua

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Popular Humans of New York photoblog now a book Beth J. Harpaz Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Stanton rounds the corner, spots a tiny blur of pink, and runs over to ask if he can take a picture. He crouches in a busy Manhattan bike lane to get the shot: a beautiful little girl with pink leg braces, a walker and a big smile, her dad posed behind her. Stanton posts the picture on his website, HumansofNewYork. com — known to fans as HONY — with a mere two sentences from the father: “We go to four appointments every week, but I don’t mind. She’s my blood.” No names or other details. Within an hour, the image has 22,000 likes. Comments like this pour in: “HONY. Restoring my faith in humanity, one photostory at a time.” Stanton’s magical blend of portraits and poignant, pithy storytelling has earned HONY more than 2 million followers online. Now he’s putting his work in a book, “Humans of New York,” out Oct. 15 from St. Martin’s Press. Not bad for a guy who once flunked out of college, was fired from his first job as a bond trader and didn’t own a regular camera until 2010. Stanton, 29, who’s from Marietta, Ga., and lives in Brooklyn, shoots every day, taking 5,000 street portraits over the past three years. As he strolls around, Canon in hand, wearing a backward baseball cap and New Balance sneakers, he’s stopped every few minutes by fans, many of them teenagers. “Thanks for inspiring me,” Sebastian Sayegh, 19, told him. Part of his genius is offering short, provocative captions that allow readers to imagine the rest of the story. He quotes a thin, pensive man with a cigarette as saying: “I’m a little bit separated with wife now.” A guy carrying a bouquet says: “Sometimes, when I’m going home to see her, I think:

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This Oct. 2 photo shows photographer Brandon Stanton, right, creator of the Humans of New York blog, as he takes a portrait of a dancing Luis Torres, 63, in the East Village in New York. Stantons magical blend of portraits and poignant, pithy storytelling has earned HONY more than 2 million followers online. Now hes putting his work in a book, Humans of New York, due out Oct. 15 from St. Martins Press.

‘Nobody should be this happy on a Tuesday.’” Some photos are pure celebration, like pictures of kids titled “Today in microfashion”: a dapper boy in blue suit and sunglasses, a smiling girl in a bright red, Islamic-style headscarf and tunic. Tender stories are featured, too, often emerging from the questions Stanton has designed to quickly “uncover the most meaningful events in a person’s life.” His recurring “What was your saddest moment?” query elicits a lot of “the day my mother died” quotes. HONY has even inspired a parody, Hummus of New York, and copycats — Humans of Sydney, Humans of Portland — but they are pale imitations. Stanton accepts no advertising for HONY, but he occasionally asks fans to support causes related to his photos. HONY followers donated $300,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief; $30,000 to send a kid to camp and $100,000 to a YMCA. (Stanton

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wanted the fashion label DKNY to give $100,000 to the YMCA after his photos appeared in a window display without permission; when the company only gave $25,000, his fans made up the rest.) He doesn’t take notes or use a tape recorder: “Once they say the quote I am going to use, I know it. So I don’t have to remember the entire conversation.” The Associated Press asked Stanton to answer some of the questions he asks his subjects — and a few others. AP: What was your saddest moment? STANTON: I had flunked out of college and lived with my grandparents for a couple of years. And during that time my grandfather got really bad Alzheimer’s. I got back into the University of Georgia right as his Alzheimer’s was starting to get kind of bad. I knew when I was leaving he wasn’t going to be the same person when I came back.

AP: What’s your biggest struggle right now? STANTON: I’m a single content producer of a blog seen by millions of people. I don’t want to mess it up and I don’t want to lose it. So it’s always on my mind. My greatest struggle is hanging out with friends, family and my girlfriend, and being present. AP: What advice would you give a large group of people? STANTON: Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Humans of New York, when I started it, was nothing like it is now. … It didn’t emerge from me thinking a fully formed idea and executing it. It emerged from me tinkering and working and evolving. So many people wait until the pieces are in place to start, and often that moment never comes. AP: In 2011, the AP wrote a story about your plan to take a visual census of 10,000 New Yorkers. What happened to that project? STANTON: HONY’s evolved

so much. It’s so different from when you guys wrote that first article. It used to be a photography blog. I can’t call it that any more. It’s a storytelling blog. Before, I was visually responding to the street. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular. Now I look for someone sitting alone. I look for people who are approachable. AP: What was your happiest moment? STANTON: That (AP) story was written after six months of obsessively doing this all day, every day, walking thousands of miles and taking thousands of portraits and I really hadn’t been able to get any traction or develop an audience. After that article was written, my Facebook fans jumped from 220 to 770. … I remember going to sleep that night the happiest man in the world. After all that struggle, I finally thought it was going to work. AP: As HONY grew, so did comments mocking or insulting the people you photographed. You finally told readers “the right to free speech does not apply here.” What happens to negative comments now? STANTON: My assistants delete, ban, delete, ban. AP: You often photograph homeless people and people with disabilities. Does anyone complain about being a poster child? STANTON: I’ve gotten some great portraits. I’ve also been cussed out. I just have to approach everybody the same way and keep my intentions clear. … If somebody asks me to take their picture down, I do it. AP: What’s the most shocking thing that’s happened to you? STANTON: My fans trend young and they trend female, but one night I was in Bryant Park and there was this man, about 70, sitting alone on a computer. I took his photo and said I run a site called Humans of New York. Then he flipped his computer around. He’d been looking at it.

College-bound woman afraid to leave blankie behind Dear Abby: I am 19, and because require having your blanket conof some traumatic events in my verted into a “huggie pillow.” That past, I’m afraid of the dark and way you can still sleep with it but sleep with my baby blanket. it would no longer resemble a baby I went to counseling about it, blanket. Many people sleep with an but eventually stopped because it extra pillow, so it wouldn’t appear didn’t help. I haven’t had any real to be odd at all. problems as a result of the issue because I live at home and my Dear Abby: My vegetarian, boyfriend has been supportive in won’t-harm-a-fly husband owns two accommodating my needs handguns. They were bought when I stay with him. Plus, I before I met him. He knows I don’t need my blanket when don’t approve. I have always I’m with him. felt strongly about not raisMy concern is about the ing children in a home where upcoming semester. I will guns are kept. His argument have to move to the main for having them is that he campus of my university in distrusts our government. order to continue my eduHe claims the guns will procation. This means I’ll be Dear Abby tect our family if there is living in a shared dorm. The Abigail Van ever an uprising or a riot. two times it came up during While I support his desire Buren high school, I was teased to protect our family, I’m mercilessly until something else frightened by the much more came along. While I have reached immediate possibility of an accithe point where I can go without dent happening, or the children my blanket for a few nights, any finding them and harming themlonger and it starts to get to me. selves or someone else. We plan I don’t want to have problems to start a family in the near future, when I move to the main campus and I have tried to talk him into because I’m already going to stand either getting rid of the guns or out for moving in the middle of the storing them elsewhere. Every time year, but I don’t know how to keep I raise the subject, it turns into an training myself to give up my blan- argument and he insists he won’t ket. — Still Scared in Delaware get rid of them. I’m at a loss about Dear Still Scared: You might how to resolve this problem. Any not have to. I have a suggestion advice? — Unwilling to Give Up that might be helpful, but it would in Pennsylvania

Dear Unwilling: Would your vegetarian, wouldn’t-harm-a-fly husband consider trigger locks for his weapons or a gun safe? If not, then perhaps you should consider raising your children with a man who isn’t already married to his guns. Dear Abby: What do you do if you like a teacher? Do you just hide it? He always comes to my table and I can’t focus because I get so distracted. I think he’s very good-looking. I’m 13 and he’s 23. What should I do? — Crushing in California Dear Crushing: What you’re experiencing happens in countless classrooms and it’s perfectly normal. Unless you’re an accomplished actress, hiding your feelings would be like trying to smuggle dawn past a rooster. Function as best you can, and don’t stare at him because it could be embarrassing for him. If you want to impress him, be his top-achieving pupil. The strong emotions you’re feeling will fade once an attractive young man your age appears on the horizon. Trust me on that, because I’m speaking from experience. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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It’s a girl! McEldowney family welcomes Ellis Mae

Ellis Mae McEldowney was born on Sept. 30, 2013.

ents are Terri and Mike Dzalamanow of St. Marys. Paternal grandparents are MaryAnn Covault and the late Steve Covault of Covington, and Mike and Judy McEldowney of Piqua. Paternal great-grandparents are Carolyn Gustin of Piqua, Helen and Francis McEldowney of Versailles and Doris Lewis of Troy.

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ayne F. and Karen K. (Kies) Angle of Covington are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Oct. 19, 1963, at the Trinity Church of the Brethren by the Rev. James Tyler in Sidney. They are parents of three children, Angela (Ron) Shafer of Charlotte, N.C., Tony (Nicole Pittinger) and Andy (Patty) Angle, all of Covington. Wayne was a barber

for 44 years begore retiring. Karen was in school food service as a cook-supervisor for 25 years. The couple will celebrate their Golden Anniversary with their children and grandchildren during a casual open house reception from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Covington Church of the Brethren, 101 Wall St., Covington. No gifts, please, the gift of your presence will honor the couple.

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Daughter of migrants rises to top educator MATHIS, Texas (AP) — Maria Rodriguez-Casas stood in a middle school hallway when she heard loud noises from inside a classroom. It sounded a bit unruly and unrelated to a lesson plan so the Mathis superintendent opened the door. Rodriguez-Cas as greeted the students with a smile and asked why some were off task. She asked four students to step into the hallway for a chat. Their behavior wasn’t something to be proud of, she said, and she questioned why they didn’t respect their teacher. Each must write a paper, she said, with an answer. Yes ma’am. Rodriguez-Cas as commanded their respect. She has commanded that kind of respect for more than 20 years in education. And she’s earned that respect and work ethic through literal sweat and extreme sun exposure. The 48-year- old mother of three is the daughter of migrant farm workers, who she helped harvest fields in Michigan, North Dakota and Ohio. The backbreaking work earned them $12,000 to $17,500 that had to last through the year. “It shaped me when we qualified for food stamps,” she told the Corpus Christi CallerTimes (http://bit . ly/15phJEy). “I felt this sense of being ashamed … I didn’t want to be part of that.” Ro d r i gu e z - C a s a s , who leads a 1,695-student school district about 40 miles northwest of Corpus Christi, said her experience doesn’t embarrass her. It shaped her and gave her a perspective that has helped her educate students, particularly the 123 Mathis ISD migrant students. The state re p o r t e d 34,735 migrant students, according to Texas Education Agency data. It’s a time she calls her “migrant life,” a chapter that showed her she could do more. She gained the confidence from a high school educator who immersed her in the English l a n gu a ge and from her mother, Juanita Garcia de Rodriguez, who pushed her to see her full potential. Ro d r i gu e z - C a s a s , who was born in Brownsville and grew up across the border in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, so her family could care for her grandpar-

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In this Sept. 11 photo, superintendent Maria Rodriguez Casas gives a group of students an assignment at Mathis Middle School in Mathis, Texas. Casas, who was born in the U.S. but raised in Mexico, spent many of her summers as a migrant worker alongside her parents and eight brothers and sisters.

ents. That role of caregiver is a constant in her life, she said, because it is part of her culture. “It’s embedded in you,” she said. “Family comes first.” During that time, her family continued to travel into the U.S. to work in the fields, she said. When family later moved to Brownsville, Rodriguez-Casas struggled in school as other students teased her with name-calling as well as made fun of her heavy accent and language barrier. She failed sixth grade in the U.S. after she was placed in that grade level when she moved to Brownsville. She excelled in sixth grade classes while in Mexico, but because she was considered an English language learner she was placed in her previous grade level when she moved, she said. Why not share our stories so we have a deeper understanding of ourselves? Rodriguez-Cas as also was considered an at-risk student, but she got involved in school youth programs as a teenager, when she spent some summers at home with some of her siblings and mother. In high school, teacher Robert Horne pushed her to concentrate on her education. He wouldn’t allow her to use Spanish in the classroom. “And it changed my life,” she said. She graduated from James Pace High School in 1985 ranked third in her class, she said. She also was the first in her family to graduate from college with a bachelor’s degree. She takes pride in her doctorate of philosophy in education degree from the University of Texas that she prominently displays the 2004 diploma in her Mathis ISD office. Rodriguez-Cas as often tells others her story because it details her struggles and where she is now. Maybe the tale will inspire others, she suggested. “Why not share our stories so we have a deeper understanding of ourselves?” she asked. She recently held an impromptu questionand-answer session with some middle school students during a visit to the school. She asked students to tell her what migrant work is and what it means to be Mexican-American.

Ro d r i gu e z - C a s a s , who grew up Catholic, said she embraces her heritage, which is a common thread in Mathis ISD where 85 to 88 percent of students are considered Hispanic. Ro d r i g u e z - C a s a s ’s openness about her background helps to teach the district’s students that it doesn’t matter where you come from. “You can still succeed and achieve,” said Yolanda Dominguez, a sixth-grade English language arts teacher at Mathis Middle School. Parents, especially those in the district’s migrant program, said they feel a connection to Rodriguez-Casas, who hosts forums and training opportunities for parents. She also has provided laptops and school uniforms for migrant students so they can better succeed in their education. There is a sense of comfort knowing the district’s top administrator knows some families are obligated to travel north to pick cotton, sorghum, corn and pinto beans, said Norma Champion, whose seventh-grader is a Mathis ISD migrant student. “ That’s our living right there, so she underst ands,” Champion said. Education has been at the forefront of Rodriguez-Casas life even before she could recognize it. Her mother would take her children to the library at Southmost College in Brownsville where they could delve into books. Rodriguez-Cas as soon realized the school offered more than just books. “That was the first time someone planted the seed,” she said. That experience has led Rodriguez-Casas to ensure Mathis ISD students traveling to other cities include mentions of and stops at colleges and universities so students can become familiar with higher education. Higher education also is an expectation Rodriguez-Casas has for her own children, who were told college is a standard and the premier avenue to independence, her eldest daughter, Vanessa Casas, 24, said. Casas said she and her middle sister, Jennifer, 15, saw firsthand their mother’s dedication and passion for education when Rodriguez-Casas moved the family to Austin to pursue her doctoral degree.

During that time, their mother — who was pregnant with her youngest daughter, Karina — traveled to San Antonio daily for her business and management job at Edgewood ISD and drove back to Austin to attend night classes at the University of Texas. Vanessa said she and her sister learned if their mother could attain her goals, they also could. “There’s no excuse for us,” Vanessa said. As the oldest child, Rodriguez-Casas always took on a role of being a second parent and teacher to her younger siblings, her mother, Juanita Garcia de Rodriguez, said. Rodriguez-Cas as said she still considers her siblings her babies — in addition to her own three daughters. That sense of providing love and care also translates to how she treats her Mathis ISD students, who sit up a little straighter when she walks into a classroom. “Her passion really is education,” Rodriguez-Casas’ daughter Vaness a Casas said. Her mother has driven students to football games and stayed up until 3 a.m. to make a homecoming mum for a student who couldn’t afford one. “ That’s just the kind of person she is,” Casas said. “She’s dedicated.” Garcia de Rodriguez, who calls her daughter Mari, said her eldest child always is working — even when Rodriguez-Casas visits her. She spends hours on the computer and on her cellphone talking about projects and issues. “I know that Mari is used to working hard and takes pride in her work,” Garcia de Rodriguez said in an email. “I know that we always told our children to do a good job and not be afraid to work hard.” Ro d r i g u e z - C a s a s ’s mother said she always wanted to be a nurse but she barely went to first grade. “I did not finish school, but I wanted for all my children to graduate and have a good job,” she said. Rodriguez-Cas as said her mother encouraged her and her siblings to find a path other than migrant work. “She had the dream,” Rodriguez-Casas said. “And I’m telling you none of us are migrant workers. We all have careers. “It’s something to be proud of.”


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Property Transfers Troy

Robert Koeller to Heather Knight, one lot, one part lot, $105,900. Clark’s Troy Realty LLC to Viking Property Holdings LLC, a part lot, one lot, $320,000. Kevin Alsphaugh, Shelley Alspaugh to Kevin Alspaugh, Shelley Alspaugh, one lot, $0. Estate of Mary Ann Booher to Lawrence Booher, one lot, one part lot, $0. John E. Fulker, trustee to re-convey, one lot, three part lots, 74.743 acres, 0.656 acres, $0. John E. Fulker, trustee to re-convey to Robert Conard, Kerry Conard, 74.743 acres, 0.656 acres, $0. Eric Skidmore, Megan Skidmore to Amy Quillen, Jason Quillen, one lot, $172,000. Daniel Gearhart, Kearstin Gearhart to Bobi Konicki, Arthur West, one lot, $180,000. David Hules, Joy Hules to Shirley Jones Trust Agreement, Shirley Jones, trustee, one lot, $163,000. Richard Pierce Investments LLC to Carl Hubler, one lot, one part lot, $36,500. Eiko Nagasawa, Tomonori Nagasawa to Angela Barfield, Terry Barfield, one lot, $171,000. Vecner Construction LLC to La Fiesta Inc., a part lot, $40,000. Gloria Stuckey, William Stuckey to First United Methodist Church of Troy, Ohio, two part lots, $180,000. Charles H. Sell II, Jolene Sell to First United Methodist Church of Troy, Ohio, one lot, $105,000. Kenneth Burns, Mary Carol Burns to Lynn J. Maxwell Busse, one lot, $183,000. Bradley Burkenpas, Leann Burkenpas to Michael Cable, Stephanie Cable, one lot, $242,500. Michael Finney, Sheena Finney to James Howe, Joyce Howe, a part lot, $117,500. Kieth Harrison, Rebecca Harrison to Charles Carnes Sr., Rosemary Carnes, one lot, $82,000. Helen Bice, Helen Cox to Cathy Bice, Terry Salmons, one lot, $0. Bowen Chaney, Lindsey Chaney to Kenneth Hannahan, one lot, $107,000. Nina Givler, Sandra Stienecker, Donald True to David Hassel, one lot, $108,000. Jennifer Rust, K. Shawn Rust to Lindsey Ast, Roger Wentworth, one lot, $242,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Rachel Peckham, Tyler Peckham, one lot, $0.

Piqua

William Holtvogt to BH Real Property LLC, one lot, $0. Donald Burks, Elizabeth Burks to John McNabb, Sara McNabb, one lot, $77,900. Charles Lamoreaux, Sharon Lamoreaux to Ann Curtis, George Curtis Jr., one lot, $205,000. Marcia Morgan, Michael Morgan to KMarc Investments LLC, a part lot, $0. George Blankenship Trust, Gerald Blakenship, co-trustee, Linda Blankenship, co-trustee to Alissa Blankenship, Greg Blankenship, one lot, $1,150,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Frederick Hall, Kelley Hall, a part lot, $0. Barbara Tillman to Jane Schulz, Gary Tillman, a part lot, $0.

Tipp City

Sharon Walendzak to James S. Walendzak and Sharon A. Walendzak Irrevocable Trust Agreement, Vicki L. Rogers, trustee, one lot, $0. Estate of Conn M. Hurst to Debbie Isbel, one part lot, five lots $0. Kimberly Horn, Kriston Lee Horn to Jeannie Hiser, one lot, $240,000. Aaron Fister, Jennifer Fister to Aaron Fister, Jennifer Fister, one lot, $0. Jeffrey B. Wiles, trustee, Wiles Family Trust to Dennis M. Schnurr, Archbishop of Cincinnati, trustee, St. John The Baptist Roman Catholic Church, one lot, $125,000.

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Michael Monnin, Misha Monnin to Calvin Jones, Roberta Jones, one lot, one part lot, $0.

Potsdam

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Lerner Sampson & Rothfuss, attorney in fact, to Sunshine Valley Investments LLC, one lot, $19,000.

Ludlow Falls

Kenneth Rohr, Nancy Rohr to Tina Weber, one lot, $76,000.

Pleasant Hill

Carol Lynn Snead to Larry Snead, one lot, $0. Julie Velkoff, Michael Velkoff to Deann Oburn, L. Eugene Oburn, one lot, $106,900.

West Milton

Mary Beth Roberts, Randall Roberts to Nicholas Horn, one lot, $188,500. Lloyd Powers, Wanda Powers to Jacqulyn Call, Thomas Call, two lots, $90,000. Estate of Conn M. Hurst to Debbie Isbel, two part lots, $0. Michael Overla, Trisha Overla to Rachel Gehron, Var Gehron, one lot, $153,000.

Bethel Twp.

Sara Albrecht, Robert Budde-Albrecht to Derek Hoover, Melinda Hoover, one lot, $164,900.

Concord Twp.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Matthew Minneman, one lot, $0. Zachary Weekly to Paul Weekly, 1.619 acres, $89,500.

Elizabeth Twp.

Estate of Forrest Mclain Kennedy to Brenda Lee Kennedy Coverstone, Anita Kennedy, Carol Ann Meyer, Linda Kay Newman, Diana Lynn Wilhelm, 41.712 acres, $0.

Monroe Twp.

Barbara Cooper to Rocky Anca, 5.377 acres, $44,000. Nellie Cook Balzer Residence Revocable Trust, Nellie Cook Balzer, trustee, to Eun Drake, one lot, $100,000. James Mark Cowley to Megan Cowley, one lot, $0. Jeen Snell to Marc Basye, Susan Basye, 0.258 acres, $262,900.

Newberry Twp.

Harry Pritchard, Joy Pritchard to Joy Pritchard, one lot, $0.

Springcreek Twp.

Carol A. Gerlach, co-trustee, Donald Gerlach, c0-trustee, Gerlach Family Revocable Living Trust to Holly A. Yoder-Scherer, Joshua Scherer, 0.2257 acres, $153,000. Karen Magoteaux, Stephen Magoteaux to Karen E. Magoteaux, trustee, Stephen Magoteaux, trustee, Magoteaux Family Trust, 0.717 acres, $0.

Staunton Twp.

Security Lending Ltd., SL Man Inc. to Elbert Feltner Jr., 0.681 acres, $6,000.

Union Twp.

M. Katherine Musick, trustee, Ralph Musick, trustee to James Pugh, Kimberly Pugh, 0.415 acres, 5.985 acres $287,000.

Washington Twp.

Catherine Johnson, Kenneth Johnson Jr. to Mary Todd, Ryan Todd, one lot, $175,000.

M at t h e w Jo h n Hanagan, 36, of 131 West Main St. Apt. A, Tipp City to Courtney Elizabeth Rice, 36, of 272 E. Deshler Ave., Columbus. Stephen Michael Mayer II, 35, of N. Garber, Tipp City to Barbara Ellen Karn, 25, of same address. Cale Jacob Marker, 22, of 417 Caldwell St., Piqua to Molly Elizabth Dyer, 23, of same address. Zachary Jefferson Severn Jordan, 20, of 1169 Sanlor Ave. Apt. D, West Milton to Amanda Danielle Elliott, 22, of same address. Denver Jack Staten, 43, of 311 S. Mulberry St., Troy to Deana Sue Quillen, 38, of 320 Third St., Piqua. James Jason Carr, 52, of 4300 N. State Route 589, Casstown to Nikki Marie McSwain, 38, of 11 Galewood, Fairborn. Gavin Lee Chapman, 24, of Bishop, Ga. to Tabitha Lindsay Lee, 27, of 152 W. Franklin St., Tipp City. Crew Allan Rudy, 23, of 435 Orr St., Piqua to Amber Marie Creamer, 25, of same address. Je f f re y Wa y n e Roseberry II, 1243 Hilltop Circle, Troy to Amanda Diane Bowman, 33, of same address. B ra n d o n Jo s e p h Virgallito, 26, of 169 Dogwood Lane Unit B, Nashville, Ind. to Casey Elizabeth Casto, 26, 321 East 14th St. Apt. I9, Bloomington, Ind. M att h e w D av i d Blauser, 27, of 4088 Rudy Rd., Tipp City to Katie Grace Albrecht, 25, of 555 Elderwood Rd., Kettering. Donald Jeffrey Snipes, 53, of 407 E. Bridge St., Covington to Sue Ann Park, 50, of same address. Erick Segura, 21, of 1300 Chestnut Dr., Tipp City to Aleesha Le’Anne Corinne White, 19, of same address.

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Business

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Baby boomers fueling wave of entrepreneurship Matt Sedensky Associated Press

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Every passing month and unanswered resume dimmed Jim Glay’s optimism more. So with no job in sight, he joined a growing number of older people and created his own. In a mix of boomer individualism and economic necessity, older Americans have fueled a wave of entrepreneurship. The result is a slew of enterprises such as Crash Boom Bam, the vintage drum company that 64-year-old Glay began running from a spare bedroom in his apartment in 2009. The business hasn’t made him rich, but Glay credits it with keeping him afloat when no one would hire him. “You would send out a stack of 50 resumes and not hear anything,” said Glay, who had been laid off from a sales job. “This has saved me.” The annual entrepreneurial activity report published in April by the Kansas City, Mo.-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation found the share of new entrepreneurs ages 55 to 64 grew from 14.3 percent in 1996 to 23.4 percent last year. Entrepreneurship among 45- to 54-year-olds saw a slight bump, while activity among younger age groups fell. The foundation doesn’t track startups by those 65 and older, but Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that group has a higher rate of self-employment than any other age group. Part of the growth is the result of the overall aging of America. But experts say

older people are flocking to self-employment both because of a frustrating job market and the growing ease and falling cost of starting a business. “It’s become easier technologically and geographically to do this at older ages,” said Dane Stangler, the research and policy director at Kauffman. “We’ll see continued higher rates of entrepreneurship because of these demographic trends.” Paul Giannone’s later-life move to start a business was fueled not by losing a job, but by a desire for change. After nearly 35 years in information technology, he embraced his love of pizza and opened a Brooklyn, N.Y., restaurant, Paulie Gee’s, in 2010. Giannone, 60, had to take a second mortgage on his home, but he said the risk was worth it: The restaurant is thriving and a second location is in the works. “I wanted to do something that I could be proud of,” he said. “I am the only one who makes decisions and I love that. I haven’t worked in 3 1/2 years, that’s how it feels.” Some opt for a more gradual transition. Al Wilson, 58, of Manassas, Va., has kept his day job as a program analyst at the National Science Foundation while he tries to attract business for Rowdock, the snug calf protector he created to ward off injuries rowers call “track bites.” Though orders come in weekly from around the world, they’re not enough yet for Wilson to quit his job.

“At this stage in my life, when I’m looking at in the near future retiring, to step out and take a risk and start a business, there was some apprehension,” Wilson said. “But it’s kind of rejuvenated me.” Mary Furlong, who teaches entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University and holds business startup seminars for boomers, says older adults are uniquely positioned for the move because they are often natural risk-takers who are passionate about challenges and driven by creativity. There can be hurdles. Though most older entrepreneurs opt to create athome businesses where they are the only employee, even startup costs of a couple thousand dollars can be prohibitive for some. Also, generating business in an online economy is tougher if the person has fewer technological skills. Furlong said many who start businesses later in life do so as a follow-up to a successful career from which they fear a layoff or have endured one. “The boomers are looking to entrepreneurship as a Plan B,” she said.” Antoinette Little would agree. She spent 20 years at a law firm, starting as a legal secretary and working her way up to manage the entire office. The stress of working 80 hours or 90 hours a week and always being on call started taking a toll. After being diagnosed with an enlarged heart, she said, “The doctor told me either quit or you’re going to die.” Little took a series of

M. Spencer Green | AP Photo

James Glay poses with his collection of vintage drums in Arlington Heights, Ill. Every passing month and unanswered resume dimmed Glay’s optimism more. His career in sales was ended by a layoff. So with no job in sight, he joined a growing number of older people and created his own. In a mix of boomer individualism and economic necessity, older Americans have fueled a wave of entrepreneurship, accounting for a growing chunk of new businesses and bringing an income stream to people who otherwise might not have found work.

culinary classes and found a new passion, opening Antoinette Chocolatier in Phillipsburg, N.J. She misses her previous career and, though the store is now in the black, the profits aren’t robust. Still, she says she is having fun making chocolate, particularly when children press their noses against the glass doors to the store’s kitchen. “I’m my own boss and you get to eat your mistakes,” she said. “How bad could it be?” Most boomer businesses are not brick-and-mortar establishments like those of Little and Giannone. Jeff Williams, who runs BizStarters, which has helped Glay and thousands of other boomers start businesses, says most older entrepreneurs want to make

a minimal investment, typically less than $10,000, to get off the ground. He classifies about 40 percent of his clientele as “reluctant entrepreneurs” who are turning to their own business because they can’t find any other work. Williams said owning a business also gives older adults the flexibility they desire and a sense of control while remaining active. “To suddenly leave the corporate world and to be sitting around the house all day long? This is an alien concept to boomers,” he said. Glay says he needed the paycheck, but starting his business was also about keeping his mind engaged. He had worked for the same record company for 23 years when he was told to

meet his boss at an airport hotel, where the bad news was delivered. Though Crash Boom Bam hasn’t come close to replacing an annual income that crept into six figures, Glay says he’s busier than ever now, between the business, regular drumming gigs, and part-time work at a bookstore and a winetasting event company. Sitting among shelves full of drums and their shimmering chrome, he is reflective thinking about what his business means. “The satisfaction of doing what I’m doing now is much greater, but the money is less,” he said. “Even if it’s not making me a millionaire, I know what it’s doing for my head. There’s no price you could put on that.”

Style & Polish conducts ribbon cutting

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This image provided by Hershey on Wednesday shows their new Lancaster Caramel Soft Cremes. The company is launching a new candy brand, its first new brand in 30 years, a soft caramel creme line called Lancaster. And for the first time it is taking a doublebarreled approach, debuting the candy in the U.S. and China at once.

Hershey gives candy lovers something to chew on Mae Anderson AP Business Writer

The Chamber Ambassadors along with Kathy Sherman, chamber president, and Lorna Swisher, executive director of Mainsteet Piqua, conducted a grand opening ribbon cutting on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Style & Polish Salon, located at 525 N. Main St. Cutting the ribbon is owner/operator Mary Stewart along with stylists Gayle Allen and Amber Watkins.

NEW YORK (AP) — Chew this. The Hershey Co. is launching a new candy brand, its first new brand in 30 years, a soft caramel creme line called Lancaster. And for the first time it is taking a double barreled approach, debuting the candy in the U.S. and China at once. The move comes as China increasingly becomes a focus for U.S.-based consumer goods companies that are seeking to offset slower growth in developed markets like North America. Hershey, which makes candy such as Kit Kat, Twizzlers and Hershey’s Kisses, said its most recent quarter that new products in both the U.S. and overseas helped its net income rise 18 percent. “China and the U.S. are major focus markets for the company,” said Steven Schiller, senior vice president of sweets and refreshment. China is the second largest sweets market behind the U.S., he added. The Lancaster name stems from founder Milton Hershey’s first candy company, The Lancaster Caramel Co. founded in 1886. And the candy comes after two-and-a-half years of

research into consumer tastes and the global confectionary market. A category the company calls “comforting richness” — caramel or milkbased soft candy — was under tapped, Hershey found, even though at $1.5 billion dollars it was big business in China. Caramel is also a fastgrowing category globally, Schiller said, growing faster than chocolate and other non-chocolate candies. “It is one of the fastest growing segments in the food industry,” Schiller said. So Hershey developed caramels that could fit into the niche. The products in each country aren’t completely the same, but tailored to their markets. In the U.S., Lancaster caramel’s will come in three flavors: caramel, vanilla and caramel, and vanilla and raspberry. In China, where the company already sells Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey and Ice Breakers, the candies will be more similar to milkbased candies that are popular in that country. The target demographic is men and women in their twenties and early thirties. The candy will hit store shelves in January 2014 and come in two sizes for about $4 and $2.50. In China, it has already launched in three cities, with wider distribution set for 2014.


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In brief n Haden ready for challenge

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The black-and-white map of the Hawaiian Islands taped inside Joe Haden’s locker serves as both motivation and reminder to the Browns cornerback. His goal is to play in the Pro Bowl. He may be on his way. Aloha. “He’s playing phenomenal,” Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson said of his teammate. “I would be surprised if he doesn’t make the Pro Bowl this year.” But before he can begin making any winter travel plans, Haden has more work to do. This week, he’s preparing for a matchup Sunday against Detroit star wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the physical phenomenon nicknamed “Megatron” who keeps opposing coaches awake at night trying to devise ways to slow him down. Johnson missed last week’s game against Green Bay with a knee injury, and was limited in practice this week. But the Browns are expecting Johnson to play, and if he does, Haden will be assigned to cover the 6-foot-5, 236-pounder with the wing span of a hang glider and speed to burn.

n Peterson will play Sunday

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he is certain he will play Sunday, despite a serious personal matter that caused him to miss practice earlier this week. Peterson declined to speak Friday specifically about the situation, asking reporters to respect his and his family’s privacy. His father, Nelson Peterson, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that one of Peterson’s sons was in critical condition at a hospital in South Dakota. Prosecutors and police in South Dakota declined to confirm that Peterson is the father of a 2-year-old boy who was hospitalized with severe head injuries in Sioux Falls on Wednesday. Police described the child’s condition as consistent with abuse. The man accused in the case, Joseph Patterson, 27, is charged in Lincoln County with aggravated assault and aggravated battery on an infant. He had a court appearance Friday and was ordered held on $750,000 cash bond.be $7 and can be purchased in the Piqua High School Office.

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Piqua second-half onslaught ‘batters’ Sidney Indians continue dominance of Yellow Jackets Rob Kiser

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Trent Yeomans continued to run wild — and the Piqua football defense decided enough was enough. That combination led to a 29-0 onslaught in the second half against Sidney Friday night — ending a five-game skid and keeping the “Battered Helmet” in its rightful home as the Piqua posted a 46-17 victory over Yellow Jackets to celebrate homecoming at Alexander Stadium/ Purk Field Friday night. “No doubt, this was (exactly what the Indians needed),” Piqua football coach Bill Nees said. “We had a lot of seniors that stepped up tonight. Austin Reedy got in the end zone, did a great job blocking and had some big plays on special teams. Dan (Monnin) was solid all night at quarterback. Dom Stone and Hayden Hall had big games.” And as amazing as the offensive line and Yeomans were for the third straight week — the running back now has more than 770 yards in the last three weeks — the defining moment came when the Piqua defense recorded a shutout in the second half after not forcing a punt in the first half. “We came out with fire under our butts,” safety Alex Nees said. “We talked about it at halftime. That we had been playing like that for five weeks and it had to stop. It just wasn’t going to float.” And after Nees made the play that swung the momentum, linebacker Dom Stone turned in one of the amazing halves of defense in recent memory at Piqua. After the Indians were stopped on the opening possession of the half with the game tied 17-17, Austin Hall’s punt and a holding penalty pinned Sidney back at its own six. “We knew they were going to go vertical in that situation,” Alex Nees said. “And we knew with our defense they weren’t going to have time.” Sidney quarterback Jordan Fox floated the ball across the middle and Nees made a leaping interception at the Sidney 30.

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Tate Honeycutt, 3, flies into the endzone.

“They tried to go vertical but the quarterback didn’t realize he wasn’t going to have time,” Alex Nees said. “He tried to anyway and I was just glad I was there to make a play.” After Sidney jumped offsides on a fourth-andtwo to give Piqua a first down, Yeomans rand 17 yards for a score and the Indians never looked back. After a Jackets punt, Yeomans — who finished with 222 yards on 27 carries — went 51 yards to make it 31-17. “I never expected anything like this,” the back said with a big smile about the last three weeks. “The offensive line is blocking great — the receivers and backs are blocking great. It has been pretty amazing.” Then, Stone started an amazing series of plays. First, with Sidney going for it on fourthand-13, Stone sacked Fox for an eight-yard loss. After Sidney blocked a field goal, Stone intercepted a deflected pass and returned it to the Sidney 28. He capped it off with a 30-yard fumble return for a touchdown later in the half for Piqua’s final score — two plays after a fiveyard TD run by Reedy. “I didn’t have any expectations,” Stone said. “We talked at halftime about giving up too many rushing yards. There is no way I was going to miss that (the sack).

Piqua’s Trenton Yeomans, 6, sprints for an Indians touchdown.

The interception — Jack Schmiesing tipped it and I picked it off. I wanted to score, but I didn’t make it.” He got a second chance on the fumble return. He was nearly tackled at the five, but didn’t go down until he got to the end zone. “That’s my first touchdown — I really wanted that one,” Stone said. “I don’t know who stripped the ball. I just picked it up and took off.” Tate Honeycutt followed with an amazing two-point conversion off a bad snap. He probably ran 40 yards leaving would-be tacklers in his waste, before diving into the end zone. “I was always thinking I could get in,” Honeycutt

said. The first half was one that saw both teams going up and down the field — with Andrew Lee having an interception for Piqua. Fox had two TD runs for Sidney, while Yeomans had a six-yard run to get Piqua on the board and Honeycutt caught a 77-yard TD pass from Monnin on the Indians next possession. He hauled it in near the Piqua 40 and no one could catch him. “As soon as I saw the opening, I took off,” Honeycutt said. Caleb Vallieu had a 27-yard field goal for Piqua and Eric Barnes kicked a 32-yarder for Sidney on the final play of the first half to tie it at 17.

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But, Fox, who played both ways and had 161 yards rushing in the first half — had minus 20 yards rushing in the second half. “He was playing both ways and we were hoping the conditioning would catch up to him,” Nees said. Fox also completed 21 pf 36 passes for 211 yards. Monnin completed seven of 12 passes for 170 yards — with Honeycutt catching two for 82 and Colton Bachman pulling in two for 51. Piqua, 2-5 (1-1) will travel to Greenville Friday looking to continue its momentum — with the “Battered Helmet” still safely in its place at the Piqua football facilities.

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A: Sparky Anderson Quoted “He’s huge. He’s big, strong and fast. There’s nothing really else that you have to say about him,” — Joe Haden on Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson Piqua’s Colton Bachman, 17, makes a diving catch.

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Ouellette run sparks Buccs Covington wins battle of unbeatens Josh Brown Civitas Media

CASSTOWN — There was simply no way A.J. Ouellette should have been able to find a way out of the jumbled mess in the middle of the field on a third-and-7 run up the gut. And there was just no way, after he had plowed his was through and worked his way to the sideline, that the Covington senior should have been able to spin away from the two Miami East tacklers both trying to drag him down from behind. But Ouellette’s mindblowingly improbable 72-yard touchdown run on the third play from scrimmage in the second half also proved to be a back-breaking one as the Buccaneers turned a 6-0 halftime lead into a dominant 34-0 performance Friday night at Miami East in a matchup of two undefeated teams. It was one of three thirdquarter touchdowns for Ouellette that pushed the Buccs’ lead to 27-0 by the time the fourth quarter rolled around. He compiled 196 yards on 10 second-half carries and finished the game with 268 yards on 21 touches. “A.J.’s just a special kid, and for a lot of reasons,” Covington coach Dave Miller said. “Not only because he’s a good athlete, but also because of the leadership he shows to his teammates, and he’s just the most unselfish kid I’ve ever seen.” Ouellette also kicked a pair of field goals in the first half, from 38 and 33 yards away, for the only points by either team until the break in what seemed to be a defensive battle. In the end, though, the Buccs (7-0, 6-0 Cross County Conference) simply wore down the Vikings. They turned 100 firsthalf rushing yards into 294 in the second half, while allowing only 109 yards of

total offense in the game by Miami East — 36 in the second half. “Our offensive line just took over, and we started dominating up front,” Miller said. “We were only up 6-0 at the half, and our defense held up. “That’s three years in a row that they haven’t scored on us. That’s a credit to our defensive staff and the kids for executing the gameplan. Miami East has a lot of talent. (Michael) Fellers is a heck of an athlete, and they’ve got a lot of other weapons besides him. To be able to contain them says a lot about our kids.” It was Covington’s second straight win over not only an undefeated team, but also the No. 1 team in the computer rankings in Division VI, Region 22. Last week, the Buccs beat then-5-0 Tri-County North 22-14, putting the Vikings into the top spot in their region. The Vikings (6-1, 5-1 CCC) entered the game undefeated this late in the season for the first time since 1982 — but Covington put their backs to the wall on the very first play of the game by recovering an onside kick at Miami East’s 38. After a few short gains, Ouellette kicked a 38-yard field goal to make it 3-0 Buccs. Both teams struggled to move the ball on each other’s defenses for a while, but then Covington went on a 12-play drive — the key play being a 12-yard carry by Ouellette on fourth-and-2 from their own 46. It ended with a 33-yard field goal with 6:50 left in the half. Miami East followed that with its best drive of the game, taking the ball from its own 15 and pushing it to the Covington 35. But quarterback Connor Hellyer missed the mark with a pass on fourth-and-4, and the score remained 6-0 at the half.

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Covington’s A.J. Ouellette finds runnign room Friday night.

After Ouellette’s 72-yard score to start the third quarter, Miami East still had a little fight left, driving the ball into Buccaneer territory for only the second time in the game. After Hellyer completed a fourth-down pass to Fellers to give the Vikings a first down on the Covington 48, though, Miami East fumbled it away — and two plays later, Ouellette took an option pitch untouched 56 yards for another score to make it 20-0. After a Viking three-andout, Covington went 76 yards in seven plays, the final one being a 4-yard Ouellette touchdown that made it 27-0 after three. The Vikings only had one possession in the fourth quarter — a three-and-out — and Bobby Alexander added a 1-yard touchdown to make the final 34-0. The Buccs return home to host Twin Valley South in Week 8, while Miami East travels to 6-1 Tri-County North for its second tough test in a row. Michael Fellers is dragged down by Chance Setters Friday night.

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Lehman wins NWCC showdown Cavaliers pick up hard-hitting win over Redskins Tony Arnold Civitas Media

FORT LORAMIE — In a game billed as the league heavyweight championship title bout, Lehman defeated Fort Loramie 21-14 in Northwest Central Conference action last night in high school football. Lehman improves to 6-1 on the year, including 3-0 in league play. Loramie drops to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in league play. “There was a lot of running and a lot of hard hitting. That was old fashioned football tonight. We made the plays we had to,” said Lehman coach Dick Roll. “That’s what a championship game is like. The pre-game hype centered around the prolific offenses for both squads but it was the defensive

units who recorded most of the highlight plays for the majority of the first half. The defenses looked as tough as a two dollar steak at a Las Vegas buffet. “That was a great football game. Our kids did what we asked them and that was to leave it on the field and they did. I just wish we would have executed a little better,” said Loramie coach Matt Burgbacher. In a slobber-knocker kind of a game, the only scores of the first half came in the second quarter and within a few minutes of each other. The Redskins struck first and on the strength of their ground-chewing running back Delaunte Thornton. The sturdy senior broke loose for a 64-yard run that set the stage from first and goal. Thornton later rumbled in for a two-yard touchdown with a little

Fort Loramie’s Delaunte Thornton is chased by Lehman’s Mitch Slater Friday night.

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over five minutes remaining in the first half as the Skins went up 7-0. Lehman countered, courtesy of a big-time 50-yard pass from quarterback Nick Rourke into the hands of standout wide receiver Andrew Westerheide. The quick Cavalier outburst knotted the score up at seven. Early in the game big plays were plentiful on the defensive end. The Cavalier defense stopped the Redskins who started their opening drive within ten yards of the endzone. Other noteworthy plays included a blocked punt by Redskin Zach Brandewie and a critical nine-yard sack by Lehman’s Mitch Slater when Loramie was threatening in the first quarter. Both defenses were swarming all night. “The two defenses are where you have to give the credit to tonight. I thought our defense played outstanding and Lehman’s defense played outstanding,” said Burgbacher. Late in the second quarter, Loramie appeared to be marching again. However, Lehman came up with a pair of critical plays including a big pass break-up by Westerheide and on the next play an interception by Stephen Monnin. The Cavaliers grabbed their first lead of the game at 14-7 on their second possession of the third quarter. The Cavs stopped the Loramie offense on a fourth-and-one and quickly cashed in on offense. Lehman quarterback Nick Rourke split a pair of defenders in the backfield and scampered away for a 53-yard touchdown romp. Fort Loramie once again bounced back and offensive sparkplug Thornton provided the electricity. Thornton brought the hometown crowd to their feet on a pair of 30-yard runs. The senior capped off the drive on a seven yard touchdown run that knotted the score at 14-all. Lehman got a huge boost on a big-time kickoff return by Lane Monnin. The play set-up a two-yard touchdown run by John Husa as the Cavs regained the lead at 21-14 late in the third. “I think the difference in the game tonight was special teams. They had the one kickoff return and that set them up for their last touchdown and that was the difference in the game,” said Burgbacher. The Redskins put together a promising drive in the fourth quarter on a possession that included a nice 20-yard pass from Andy Grewe to Logan McGee that pushed the ball across midfield and down to the 37-yard line. However, the Lehman defense was able to stop the momentum and ended up taking over on downs. “We beat a football team tonight. This was a fantastic game and I just like the hitting that was involved in this game – there was all kinds of hitting,” said Roll.


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Lady Vikings ready to make more history BY JOSH BROWN Civitas Media CASSTOWN — Senior night is typically an emotional time. There’s reminiscing, there’s talk of how much everyone will be missed … and, 99 percent of the time, there’s tears. This year’s Miami East volleyball senior class is the 1 percent. The Vikings (18-4) solidified their spot as the winningest class in Miami East history with their 97th career victory Thursday night, finishing off a fourth consecutive unbeaten run through Cross County Conference play on their way to yet another outright conference title with a 25-12, 25-12, 25-7 rout of Tri-Village Thursday night at Miami East High School. All told, the team is 979 over their varsity careers, including 48-0 against CCC opponents. Going back even further to seventh grade, they still haven’t lost a CCC match — and, in fact, only lost one set six years ago. “How many teams, from seventh grade on, only lose one set in league play?” Miami East coach John Cash said. “I’ve never heard of it before.” And even though it was the last match that Ashley and Trina Current, Sam Cash, Angie Mack and Al-

lison Morrett will play together on their home high school floor, they weren’t concerned about that at all. “We didn’t even cry,” Ashley Current said. “Why would we? We’re going to see each other again tomorrow, and we’ve got practice together in, like, 24 hours.” “I don’t even really feel like a senior,” Trina Current said. “It still feels like we’re all freshmen.” For the two-time defending Division III state champions, the real season is only just beginning. “Coach always talks about how it’s the last eight matches that really count,” Mack said. “And that’s how we feel.” Both Sam Cash and Morrett used the same word to describe the night — bittersweet. “It’s bittersweet, but it hasn’t hit us that it’s ending yet,” Morrett said. “We’ve still got big steps to take.” “Bittersweet, but we went out tonight on a good win,” Sam Cash said. “But we’re not that sad. We still have plenty of games together coming up.” “That, that right there, is what makes this group different from any other group around,” John Cash said. “It’s not that they don’t appreciate the moment — they do. But they’ve been waiting for

Piqua spikers fall to Butler

Lehmans wins NWCC title VANDALIA — The Piqua volleyball team finished the regular season at 9-12 with a 25-22, 2518, 25-16 loss to VandaliaButler in the GWOC tournament. Piqua will play Northmont in Centerville D-I sectional action Monday.

Lady Cavs win

RIDGEWAY — The Lehman volleyball team wrapped up the NWCC volleyball title with a 258, 25-10, 25-9 win over Ridgemont. The Lady Cavaliers finished the regular season 14-8 overall and 6-0 in its first year in the NWCC. "It is the first time we have played in a league since 2000," Lehman coach Greg Snipes said. "It is nice for the kids. Being able to get league honors will be nice for them too." Ellie Cain dished out 23 assists, while Olivia Slagle had eight kills and four blocks. Sidney Chapman also had eight kills, while Erica Paulus added five kills and eight digs. Ava Schmitz had four aces, while Michelle Duritsch had four kills and three blocks. Lehman opens D-IV sectional tournament play at 2 p.m. Saturday against Covington.

BOYS SOCCER LCC blanks Cavs

SIDNEY — The Lehman Cavaliers boys soccer team lost to a very good Lima Central Catholic team Thursday night 3-0. The Thunderbirds got the scoring started at the 9:00 mark in the first half as Zach Schroeder got past the defenders and dumped it in the bottom left of the net. Their next goal came quickly after that with a goal by Sean Daley after a Lehman defender failed to clear the ball. After that the Cavaliers settled down. "I thought we played well after they got that

second goal," Lehman coach Tom Thornton said. "We played aggressive and we played hard. But those early goals were to much for us to overcome." The Thunderbird's scored their last goal with 20 minutes left in the game on a goal by Alex Kim. The Cavaliers drop to 5-6-2 while the Thunderbirds go to 12-3-1. Lehman finishes its regular season today at Milton Union.

the tournament all year long now. They know there are more, bigger moments to come.” With the sectional tournament beginning Saturday at Brookville High School with a match against Northridge, another win over a CCC opponent seemed like nothing more than a formality. Still, though, the Patriots tried to put up a fight, closing the score in Game 1 to 10-8 before a blast by Sam Cash and six straight service points by Morrett made it a 17-8 game and put it out of reach. In Game 2, Tri-Village actually held the lead as late as 5-3, but a kill by Ashley Current and a pair of Trina Current aces gave the Vikings the lead. The Patriots kept it as close as 10-9, but Miami East won nine of the next 10 and 14 of the next 16 points to put that one away. And if there’s one thing the Vikings do better than anyone, it’s close matches out. Sam Cash served up an 8-0 lead to start Game 3, and that lead quickly turned into 16-3 after a six-point service run by Trina Current that included three aces. After a couple of hitting errors brought the score to 19-7, the Vikings didn’t lose another point — and, in fact, won them all with kills,

Record Book Baseball

Postseason Glance Postseason Baseball Glance LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League All games televised by Fox Detroit vs. Boston Saturday, Oct. 12: Detroit (Sanchez 14-8) at Boston (Lester 15-8), 8:07 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13: Detroit at Boston, 8:07 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15: Boston at Detroit, 4:07 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16: Boston at Detroit, 8:07 p.m. x-Thursday, Oct. 17: Boston at Detroit, 8:07 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Detroit at Boston, 4:37 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 20: Detroit at Boston, 8:07 p.m. National League All games televised by TBS Los Angeles vs. St. Louis Friday, Oct. 11: Los Angeles at St. Louis Saturday, Oct. 12: Los Angeles (Kershaw 16-9) at St. Louis (Wacha 4-1), 4:07 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14: St. Louis (Wainright 19-9) at Los Angeles, 8:07 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 8:07 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 16: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 4:07 p.m. x-Friday, Oct. 18: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8:37 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 8:37 p.m.

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GIRLS SOCCER Lady Cavs roll

ANNA — Ashley Keller had three goals and an assist as Lehman (12-1-1) coasted to a 6-0 victory at Anna Thursday night. Taylor Lachey and Jenna Kronenberger each added a goal and an assist, Sara Fuller scored a goal and Elizabeth Edwards had an assist in the win. The Cavaliers finish the regular season at Piqua Saturday.

East edges MU

WEST MILTON — Miami East closed out their regular season with a 1-0 victory over West Milton. Most of the game was played in the middle of the field, as the teams did not combine for 10 shots. One shot was all the Vikings needed though. And that came with 7:50 left to play when Abigael Amheiser took a corner kick that Jessica Barlage finished after it bounced around in the box a couple of touches. "A lot of credit to Milton,” Miami East coach Emalie Carson said. “After we scored, they definitely kicked it up a gear. They did not quit and we had to fight to the end to hold on to that lead." East keeper, Kelly Rindler had two saves for her ninth shutout. Miami East, 12-2-2, will host the Anna/Botkins winner at 7 p.m. Thursday in D-III sectional action.

aces or blocks, not even giving Tri-Village a chance to give them points on errors to put it away. In the final game, Miami East scored 21 of its 25 points, only allowing Tri-Village to commit four errors. Mack had 11 kills and three digs, Trina Current had six kills, five aces and three blocks, Ashley Current had six kills, two aces, four digs and 11 assists, Morrett had six kills, three aces, 10 digs and an assist and Sam Cash had three kills, three aces, a block, a dig and 18 assists. Anna Kiesewetter added two aces and four digs and Karson Mahaney had a kill. And now that their preseason is over, the Vikings can finally focus all their energy on their primary goal. “I want to win state again,” Sam Cash said. “It’d be nice to go out on a three-peat with my favorite classmates. I’d like to see us all go out as champions.” “That just speaks to this team’s ability to play, the leadership, the attitude of all the girls — and most of all, the team concept in general,” John Cash said. “That’s why this group will go down as the best senior class to go through this school in any ANTHONY WEBER/CIVITAS PHOTO sport. They’ve got a job, Sam Cash serves up a winner for Miami East. and they go out and do it.”

East New England N.Y. Jets Miami Buffalo South Indianapolis Tennessee Houston Jacksonville North Baltimore Cleveland Cincinnati Pittsburgh West Denver Kansas City Oakland San Diego East Philadelphia Dallas Washington N.Y. Giants South New Orleans Carolina Atlanta Tampa Bay North Detroit Chicago Green Bay Minnesota West

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Prep Tourney Schedule

TODAY At OSU Scarlet Course Ryan Knapke, Versailles GIRLS GOLF AT OSU Gray Course Versailles: Brooke Wehrkamp, Elizabeth White, Hanna Niekamp, Emily Harman, Madison Covault VOLLEYBALL Brookville D-III Houston vs. National Trail, 11 a.m. Miami East vs. Northridge, 3:30 p.m. Troy D-IV Lehman vs. Covington, 2 p.m. MONDAY GIRLS SOCCER D-I Fairmont at Piqua, 7 p.m. D-III Newton at Franklin Monroe, 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Centerville D-I Piqua vs. Northmont, 8:30 p.m. TUESDAY BOYS SOCCER D-I West Carrollton at Piqua, 7 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Brookville D-III Versailles vs. Houston-National Trail winner, 6 p.m. Tipp City D-IV Russia vs. Xenia Christian, 6 p.m. San Francisco at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Houston at Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. Cleveland at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 4:25 p.m. Denver at Indianapolis, 8:30 p.m. Open: New Orleans, Oakland Monday, Oct. 21 Minnesota at N.Y. Giants, 8:40 p.m.

College Schedule College Football Schedule All Times EDT (Subject to change) Saturday, Oct. 12 EAST E. Michigan (1-4) at Army (2-4), Noon Lehigh (4-1) at Columbia (0-3), Noon Albany (NY) (1-5) at Delaware (4-2), Noon Rhode Island (2-4) at New Hampshire (1-3), Noon Monmouth (NJ) (3-3) at St. Francis (Pa.) (1-4), Noon South Florida (1-4) at UConn (0-3), Noon Harvard (3-0) at Cornell (1-2), 12:30 p.m. Brown (2-1) at Bryant (3-2), 1 p.m. Holy Cross (2-4) at Bucknell (1-3), 1 p.m. Fordham (6-0) at Georgetown (1-3), 1 p.m. Lafayette (1-3) at Princeton (1-1), 1 p.m. CCSU (2-4) at Sacred Heart (5-1), 1 p.m. Wagner (2-4) at Duquesne (2-2), 1:10 p.m. Yale (3-0) at Dartmouth (1-2), 1:30 p.m. Miami (Ohio) (0-5) at UMass (0-5), 3 p.m. Michigan (5-0) at Penn St. (3-2), 5 p.m. Stony Brook (2-3) at Colgate (1-4), 6 p.m. Villanova (3-2) at Towson (6-0), 7 p.m. SOUTH Missouri (5-0) at Georgia (4-1), Noon Pittsburgh (3-1) at Virginia Tech (5-1), Noon NC Pembroke (4-0) at Charlotte (3-2), Noon Valparaiso (0-4) at Mercer (4-1), Noon Navy (3-1) at Duke (3-2), 12:30 p.m. Drake (2-3) at Davidson (0-5), 1 p.m. The Citadel (2-4) at Georgia Southern (3-2), 1 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (4-1) at Howard (1-4), 1 p.m. Dayton (3-2) at Stetson (1-4), 1 p.m. Charleston Southern (5-0) at VMI (1-4), 1:30 p.m. Elon (2-4) at Wofford (3-2), 1:30 p.m. Prairie View (4-2) at Alabama St. (4-2), 2 p.m. W. Carolina (1-4) at Auburn (4-1), 2 p.m. Norfolk St. (2-3) at Delaware St. (1-4), 2 p.m. NC A&T (3-1) at Hampton (0-4), 2 p.m. Jackson St. (4-2) at MVSU (1-4), 3 p.m. Samford (3-2) at Appalachian St. (1-3), 3:30 p.m. Boston College (3-2) at Clemson (5-0), 3:30 p.m. Troy (3-3) at Georgia St. (0-5), 3:30 p.m. Richmond (2-2) at James Madison (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Florida (4-1) at LSU (5-1), 3:30 p.m. Virginia (2-3) at Maryland (4-1), 3:30 p.m. Syracuse (2-3) at NC State (3-2), 3:30 p.m. East Carolina (4-1) at Tulane (4-2), 3:30 p.m. Penn (2-1) at William & Mary (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Tennessee St. (4-1) at Jacksonville St. (5-0), 4 p.m.

Northwestern St. (3-2) at Nicholls St. (3-2), 4 p.m. Marshall (3-2) at FAU (2-4), 5 p.m. Furman (2-3) at Chattanooga (3-2), 6 p.m. Gardner-Webb (4-2) at Coastal Carolina (5-0), 6 p.m. Florida A&M (1-4) at Savannah St. (1-5), 6 p.m. Alabama (5-0) at Kentucky (1-4), 7 p.m. Alabama A&M (2-4) at Southern U. (2-3), 7 p.m. UAB (1-4) at FIU (1-4), 7:30 p.m. Bowling Green (5-1) at Mississippi St. (2-3), 7:30 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (2-3) at SE Louisiana (3-2), 8 p.m. Texas A&M (4-1) at Mississippi (3-2), 8:30 p.m. MIDWEST Indiana (3-2) at Michigan St. (4-1), Noon Nebraska (4-1) at Purdue (1-4), Noon Campbell (1-3) at Butler (4-2), 1 p.m. Missouri St. (1-5) at N. Dakota St. (4-0), 2 p.m. Cent. Michigan (2-4) at Ohio (4-1), 2 p.m. Murray St. (3-2) at SE Missouri (0-5), 2 p.m. Indiana St. (1-4) at South Dakota (2-2), 2 p.m. Buffalo (2-2) at W. Michigan (0-6), 2 p.m. Kent St. (2-4) at Ball St. (5-1), 3 p.m. Baylor (4-0) at Kansas St. (2-3), 3:30 p.m. E. Washington (3-1) at North Dakota (2-2), 3:30 p.m. Northwestern (4-1) at Wisconsin (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Grambling St. (0-6) vs. Alcorn St. (4-2) at Indianapolis, 4 p.m. S. Dakota St. (3-2) at W. Illinois (2-3), 4 p.m. Akron (1-5) at N. Illinois (5-0), 5 p.m. S. Illinois (3-3) at N. Iowa (4-1), 5 p.m. Illinois St. (2-3) at Youngstown St. (5-1), 7 p.m. SOUTHWEST Memphis (1-3) at Houston (4-0), Noon Texas (3-2) vs. Oklahoma (5-0) at Dallas, Noon Kansas (2-2) at TCU (2-3), Noon Iowa St. (1-3) at Texas Tech (5-0), Noon South Carolina (4-1) at Arkansas (3-3), 12:21 p.m. Lamar (3-2) at Sam Houston St. (3-1), 3 p.m. Nebraska-Kearney (1-4) at Cent. Arkansas (2-3), 4 p.m. Rice (3-2) at UTSA (2-4), 4 p.m. Texas Southern (0-5) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (0-5), 7 p.m. Idaho (1-5) at Arkansas St. (2-3), 7 p.m. Middle Tennessee (3-3) at North Texas (2-3), 7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (2-4) at Texas St. (3-2), 7 p.m. Tulsa (1-4) at UTEP (1-4), 8 p.m. FAR WEST San Jose St. (2-3) at Colorado St. (2-3), 3:30 p.m. New Mexico (2-3) at Wyoming (3-2), 3:30 p.m. Oregon (5-0) at Washington (4-1), 4 p.m. Portland St. (3-3) at S. Utah (3-2), 4:05 p.m. Marist (3-2) at San Diego (3-2), 5 p.m. N. Colorado (1-4) at Idaho St. (2-3), 5:05 p.m. Stanford (5-0) at Utah (3-2), 6 p.m. Georgia Tech (3-2) at BYU (3-2), 7 p.m. Montana (4-1) at UC Davis (2-4), 7 p.m. Hawaii (0-5) at UNLV (3-2), 8 p.m. Boise St. (3-2) at Utah St. (3-3), 8 p.m. Weber St. (1-5) at Cal Poly (2-3), 9:05 p.m. N. Arizona (3-2) at Sacramento St. (3-3), 9:05 p.m. Colorado (2-2) at Arizona St. (3-2), 10 p.m. California (1-4) at UCLA (4-0), 10:30 p.m. Oregon St. (4-1) at Washington St. (4-2), 10:30 p.m.


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For Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Conversations with friends, especially females, will be positive today. If you share your ideas for the future with others, someone might give you some good suggestions or feedback. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Information about your personal life might be made a bit public today. Teachers, bosses and parents could be aware of something you intended to be mum about. (Oh well.) GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Do something different today. You want adventure, and you want to learn something new. Basically, you want a change of scenery. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Take some time today to clear up loose details regarding banking, taxes, debt, inheritances, insurance matters and shared property. Do yourself this favor. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Because the Moon is opposite your sign today, you have to be tolerant with others. Compromise is your best option (for the sake of everyone concerned). This is no big deal. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Focus on getting better organized today. Make lists, get the right support material and ask others for hot tips about how to undertake the job you're doing. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) It might be hard to conceal your feelings from others today -- don't worry. Just be yourself and everything will flow smoothly. Romance could be hyped. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You need some pleasant relaxation, which is why this is a good day to retire somewhere or hide at home. (We all need to catch our breath from time to time.) SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Conversations with siblings, neighbors and relatives will be significant today. You're concerned about communicating at a deeper level, which is why you don't want to skim along on the surface of things. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Earnings, cash flow and possible purchases are your high focus today. It's all about money, money, money. Kaching! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) The Moon is in your sign today, which can make you feel a strong need to belong to others. You feel more emotionally tuned in to people, which is why you want to talk to others. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Seek privacy today if you can. You need to hide or work behind the scenes so that you can replenish your energy and play catch-up. This is also a good day for research and finding answers. YOU BORN TODAY You are driven and success-oriented. You take your career seriously and are professional, even tough when necessary. You set high standards for yourself and others. (Privately, you are much softer.) You know how to charm a room, but yet, you are elusive and generally reveal little about yourself. This year, your issues with partnerships and close friendships will be important. Birthdate of: Mollie Katzen, chef/author; Beverly Johnson, model/actress; Sammy Hagar, vocalist/musician.

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who you’re going to be, that grouchy dude that nobody wants to talk to.” Melius, a director for Salute the Troops in Fond du Lac — a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting veterans — said many veterans have trouble readjusting to life when they return from war. “That’s why so many of them turn to drugs or alcohol. We know now that mental health issues like anxiety and PTSD are something that have to be treated but services aren’t always so readily available,” Melius said. Marine Corps veteran Matt Rose turned to alcohol after he returned home from his second tour in Iraq to find his marriage broken. “I had no job prospects and no home, so I ended up going from one relative’s house to another,” said Rose, who still struggles with anxiety. “People tip-toed around me because they didn’t know how to treat me. They remembered me as this funny guy who was always cracking jokes. I came back and the laughter wasn’t there anymore.” Rose said his mom’s “tough love, no nonsense” approach jarred him into getting help. “She basically told me to get my (expletive) together. At the time I didn’t know who I could trust anymore and she showed me that unconditional love when I needed it most,” said Rose. “I went back to school and ended up getting a degree in Criminal Justice.” Rose, 31, is the head of security at Marian University and leads a student group that helps returning veterans reintegrate into college life. Many veterans struggling with mental health issues are reluctant to share their battle with loved ones. “This is especially true of men. They’re taught from boyhood on not to share their feelings or talk about things like that,” Melius said. “Many of them played war games as a child and feel that they’re supposed to be armored against this, but in reality they’re not.” The n i g h t m a re s started soon after Tony Phillips returned from fighting in Afghanistan. Still trying to cope with the loss of a close friend who was killed soon after Phillips left for home, the Fond du Lac man found himself waking up in a cold sweat, screaming. “My family tried to understand, but I wasn’t ready for that support. I wanted to deal with it on my own,” Phillips said. “I think most soldiers do that because they don’t want that stigma.” Phillips took up running — trying to put miles between him and the painful memories. “It was like an antidepressant for me. Running helped me think without becoming extremely emotional about it, and because I was burning so much energy I was able to sleep more peacefully at night,” Phillips said. “But not everyone can find an escape like that.” Phillips, 29, says his involvement in Salute the Troops has been therapeutic. “The friend I lost was like a brother to me,” Phillips said. “That’s what I’m trying to do with this organization, looking out for my brothers and sisters in arms to make sure they’re taken care of when they come home.”

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Boehner’s hometown feeling shutdown pain Dan Sewell Associated Press

WEST CHESTER (AP) — In House Speaker John Boehner’s suburban Ohio hometown, people are starting to feel the pain of the federal government shutdown and some are getting anxious about his standoff with President Barack Obama. The southwest Ohio area Boehner has represented since he was a township trustee four decades ago has grown steadily in that time, with hundreds of small businesses rising along Interstate 75 about 20 miles north of Cincinnati. Now they’re wondering, along with the rest of the country, how long the shutdown will last, whether an accord will be reached to avoid the country’s first financial default, how Obama’s health care overhaul will play out, and how delays in their business because of the shutdown will affect the bottom line. “If things continue down this

road, it’s going to affect all of us,� said Joe Hinson, president of the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance. Uncertainty about what’s ahead can show up in everything from scuttled real estate deals to the size of tips that people leave to restaurant workers, he said. “There’s a trickledown effect,� Hinson said before leading the chamber’s monthly luncheon meeting this week at the Wetherington Golf Boehner & Country Club. While the House speaker was in a stare-down with the president in Washington, businesspeople networking before lunch in West Chester, where Boehner has his home, described how they’re being affected. “We can’t get stuff finalized to close,� said Rob Young of VanDyk Mortgage. “Things are sitting idle.� Young and others in the business said home sales and mort-

gage approvals are getting held up because of curtailed operations by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and other federal agencies needed in closing sales and loans. William Keck, a business attorney for the Millikin & Fitton law firm, described delays in starting new companies and settling the estates of people who’ve recently died. They’ve had difficulty getting federal identification numbers and other information needed to open bank accounts, get insurance payouts, transfer stock and process estates. “There are some real hassles,� Keck said. “They’re not the end of the world, but they’re just holding up a lot of the economy.� Others said hiring employees also has been complicated by a lack of federal information, including the free E-Verify service that employers use to

make sure prospective workers are legal. “We’re spending more time and money to make sure we’re doing our due diligence,� said Ketan Pema, operating partner of The Drycleaning Shop, which wants to add two workers to its current 10. Pema said the business is paying a third party for pre-employment background checks. Boehner spokeswoman Brittany Bramell said his office has received thousands of calls and emails from constituents in the district, most of them supportive. Chamber president Hinson said that while many are frustrated by the standoff, they are proud of Boehner’s national profile, feel a sense of shared values because of his entrepreneurial background and realize he’s “in a tough situation.� “It’s just too big. It’s not up to one person. It’s both sides,� said Young when asked whether Boehner should do more to break the impasse. He said both

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State Briefs Family of shooting victims sues restaurant CLEVELAND (AP) — The estate of a woman fatally shot along with her two daughters has sued a Cleveland-area Cracker Barrel restaurant, alleging it failed to protect them from her estranged husband. The lawsuit was filed late Thursday in Cleveland by the brother of Katherina Allen. She was shot in April 2012 at the restaurant in nearby Brooklyn, Ohio. The lawsuit seeks more than $125,000 in damages. It says the restaurant failed to properly train employees to handle a volatile situation. Kevin Allen angrily confronted his wife at the restaurant and left, then returned and began shooting. Responding officers killed him. Email and phone messages left Friday morning at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store headquarters in Lebanon, Tenn., weren’t immediately returned.

Company, owners guilty in Internet cafe case CLEVELAND (AP) — A New Jersey company that supplied software for so-called storefront sweepstakes parlors is ending its Ohio operations. The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports that as part of plea agreement, VS2 Worldwide Communications was fined $10,000 on charges related to gambling and money laundering. Ohio’s attorney general says the company provided computers and software to places advertised as Internet cafes. But he said the business and its employees illegally marketed the games under state law. A judge has ordered the company to forfeit more than $615,000. Its owners pleaded guilty to misdemeanors and were fined $1,000. An attorney for VS2 told the newspaper that having the company stop operations was a moot point, because a state law now effectively bans the cafes. Cafe operators say they ran a legitimate business.

Deputies find allegedly stolen grave markers EAST CANTON (AP) — Authorities in northeast Ohio have found a dozen military markers allegedly stolen from the graves of veterans after arresting a burglary suspect. WEWS in Cleveland on Thursday reported that Stark County sheriff’s deputies found the markers from World War I, World War II and the Korean War in the car that 41-year-old James Cefalo was driving before being arrested. The sheriff’s office says the markers were found along GPS units that allegedly had been stolen and a cellphone. A Canton judge has set Cefalo’s bond at $100,000 on charges of burglary and receiving stolen property. Cefalo’s public defender could not be reached for comment. Sheriff George Maier says the department hasn’t received theft reports from local cemeteries. He says investigators have notified other law enforcement

sides need to work together to find middle ground. Boehner has been re-elected by wide margins since he first won the seat in 1990, but he does have critics in the heavily Republican area where some conservatives didn’t like him voting to authorize Obama to take military action against Syria and don’t think he’s been forceful enough against the health care overhaul and on immigration. Eric Gurr, a computer consultant from neighboring Liberty Township, is one of three Republicans who plan to challenge Boehner in next year’s primary. Gurr said he feels “disconnected� from the House speaker after being a Boehner supporter. He said many conservatives in the district want Boehner to stand firm and they’re impressed that Boehner’s showing “a little standup attitude.� But, he said, “The underlying current is that he’s going to cave, and we are not going to get the changes we need.�

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Ohio considers rules for fracking sites

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COLUMBUS (AP) — State officials are weighing rules for storage sites containing wastewater from oil and gas drilling. The Columbus Dispatch reports that lagoons the size of football fields could store millions of gallons of water used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The chemical-laced fluids are used to free gas trapped deep below the surface. Companies then clean the water so it can be used again. A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the state is drafting standards for the construction of the lagoons and their length of use. The agency’s officials were directed in the state budget to establish rules and permits for them. Environmental advocates fear the lagoons could pose a threat to groundwater. An industry group says the lagoons would have plastic liners to prevent leaks.

Police investigate blow dart attacks NEWARK (AP) — Police in a central Ohio town are investigating a series of blow dart attacks. The Advocate in Newark reports that a 13-yearold boy was stuck by a dart while riding his bike Wednesday night, though the dart didn’t pierce his skin. It was the third blow dart incident over the last several weeks in the town. One woman reported that she was shot in the leg by a dart, causing a minor injury. Another woman said a dart hit the umbrella she was carrying. The boy told police the license plate number of a vehicle that the dart appeared to have come from. Police Sgt. Paul Davis told the newspaper that authorities were able to stop the vehicle, and they recovered another blow dart. He said the investigation continues.

Bill would OK allergy shots in schools CINCINNATI (AP) — Two Ohio lawmakers have introduced a bill that will make it much easier for schools to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the bill introduced by state Reps. Terry Johnson and Mike Duffey won’t force schools to stock epinephrine injectors. But it would make it easier for schools to stock the injectors by removing barriers such as cost. The Republican legislators say the bill would encourage programs in which manufacturers provide up to four epinephrine auto injectors for free. Parents who know their child has allergies can send epinephrine with their child to school. But it’s illegal for school nurses to dispense that dose to anyone else who might have an allergic reaction at school.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An abandoned prison would seem creepy enough around Halloween. Now add bloodcurdling screams and gruesome characters who can reach out and grab you. That’s the formula for “Terror Behind the Walls,â€? the signature scarefest at historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, which is billed as the nation’s largest haunted house outside an amusement park and staged for several weeks each fall at one of the city’s most unusual tourist sites. With its castle-like walls and decaying cellblocks, the deserted complex already conveys a particularly menacing air. What better place for gory scenes and sinister sound effects? “The building is abandoned, and it’s beautiful, and it’s eerie, and it was built to intimidate,â€? said Sean Kelley, director of public programming. “People travel from all over the country to come here for Halloween.â€? As daring souls slink and cringe their way through the decaying property, deranged prisoners accost them for stepping on the wrong turf; overwhelmed guards scream for help; infirmary patients howl in pain under the care of disturbed doctors. In a psychedelic 3-D room, what looks like a wall ‌ is not. For the easily frightened, there has always been some measure of comfort knowing that the actors are not allowed to actually touch them. Yet this year, the bravest visitors can opt for a glow-in-the-dark necklace that indicates their willingness to interact with performers. City resident Raj Kumar, who wore the so-called zombie bait, said he got squirted with water while his wife was pulled through a secret tunnel. “It’s much more nerveracking once you have the (necklace) on and you know

people are sneaking up on you,â€? Kumar said. Eastern State Penitentiary was an architectural marvel when it opened in 1829, boasting indoor plumbing and heat even before the White House. Gangster Al Capone was among the most famous inmates before the prison closed in 1971. The site decayed for years before tours began in 1994. “Terror Behind the Walls,â€? which started 22 years ago, draws more than a thousand people on many nights. Proceeds provide about 60 percent of the annual budget for the property, which is now a National Historic Landmark. Amy Hollaman, the show’s creative director, said planning goes on year-round and sets are built months in advance. And each evening just before dark, about 130 performers converge on a makeup and costume room to be turned into gruesome characters. Actress Jude Feingold, who has regularly performed Shakespeare, was happy to play an ax murderer on one recent night. Now in her fourth season at Eastern State, Feingold said she returns each year because of the great cast and crew — and for the satisfaction of scaring big, tough guys in baseball caps. “I think it has a really good spirit,â€? she said. Speaking of which: Are there really ghosts at Eastern State? Prison officials say people who study the paranormal believe the site is one of the most haunted places in the U.S. Hollaman once heard a series of unnerving, unexplained noises while working late a few years ago. Petrified and unable to speak, she left immediately. “Thousands of people ‌ have lived and worked here. There’s been a lot of intense experiences inside this building,â€? Hollaman said. “It’s hard to imagine that they haven’t left a trace.â€?

  

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Global chemical watchdog wins Nobel Peace Prize Karl Ritter Michael Corder Associated Press

THE H AGU E , Netherlands (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from World War I to the battlefields of Syria. The reaction in Syria to the Nobel decision was notably polarized. A senior Syrian rebel called the award a “premature step” that will divert the world’s attention from “the real cause of the war” while a ruling party lawmaker declared it to be a vindication of President Bashir Assad’s government. The OPCW was formed in 1997 to enforce the Chemical Weapons Convention, the first international treaty to outlaw an entire class of weapons. Based in The Hague, Netherlands, it has largely worked out of the limelight until this year, when the United Nations called on its expertise to help investigate alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria. “ The conventions and the work of the OPCW have defined the use of chemical weap-

ons as a taboo under international law,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said in Oslo. “Recent events in Syria, where chemical weapons have again been put to use, have underlined the need to enhance the efforts to do away with such weapons.” Friday’s award comes just days before Syria officially joins as the group’s 190th member state. OPCW inspectors are already on a highly risky U.N.-backed disarmament mission based in Damascus to verify and destroy the government’s arsenal of poison gas and nerve agents amid a raging civil war. “Events in Syria have been a tragic reminder that there remains much work still to be done,” OPCW DirectorG e n e ra l Ahmet Uzumcu (AKH’-meht ooh-ZOOM’-joo) told reporters in The Hague. “Our hearts go out to the Syrian people who were recently victims of the horror of chemical weapons.” “I truly hope that this award and the OPCW’s ongoing mission together with the United Nations in Syria will (help) efforts to achieve peace in that country and end the suffering of its people,” he said. He said the $1.2 million prize money would be used “for the goals

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of the convention” — to eliminate chemical weapons. By giving the peace award to an international organization, the Nobel committee found a way to highlight the devastating Syrian civil war, now in its third year, without siding with any group involved. The fighting has killed more than 100,000 people, devastated many cities and towns and forced millions of Syrians to flee their homes and country, according to the U.N. U.N. war crimes investigators have accused both Assad’s government and the rebels of wrongdoing, although they say the scale and intensity of the rebel abuses hasn’t reached that of the regime. Louay Safi, a senior figure in Syria’s main opposition bloc, called the Nobel award “a premature step.” “If this price is seen as if the chemical weapons inspections in Syria will help foster peace in Syria and in the region, it’s a wrong perception,” Safi told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Qatar. Fayez Sayegh, a lawmaker and member of Assad’s ruling Baath party, told the AP the award underscores “the credibility” of the Damascus government. He said Syria is “giving an example to countries that have chemical and nuclear weapons.” In the past, seven nations — Albania, India, Iraq, Libya, Russia and the United States, along with a country identified by the OPCW only as “a state party” but widely believed to be South Korea — have declared

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In this Oct. 9, photo, Director General Ahmet Uzumcu of the world’s chemical watchdog OPCW gives an update on the the chemical watchdog’s verification and destruction mission in Syria during a press conference in The Hague.

stockpiles of chemical weapons and have or are in the process of destroying them. However, the committee noted that some countries have not observed the deadline of April 2012 for destroying their chemical weapons. That applies especially to the U.S. and Russia, said Nobel committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland. “I have to recognize that they have particular challenges. They have huge stockpiles of chemical weapons,” he told the AP. “What is important is that they do as much as they can and as fast as they can.” After an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack that killed hundreds in Syria, Assad was faced by the prospect of possibly devastating U.S. strikes against his military. To avert that, he admitted his chemical weapons stockpile and his government quickly signed up to the Chemical Weapons Convention and allowed OPCW

Mike Corder Associated Press

THE H AG U E , Netherlands (AP) — The Organization for the Probition of Chemical Weapons was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its work to rid the world of such weapons. Here’s a look at the OPCW and the work it has been doing over the past 15 years:

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was thrust into the spotlight in recent weeks when it was required to oversee the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, but it has been working since the 1990s as the body that implements the Chemical Weapons Convention, the first international treaty to outlaw an entire class of weapons.

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include North Korea, Angola, Egypt and South Sudan. Israel and Myanmar have signed but not ratified the convention. The OPCW did not figure prominently in this year’s Nobel speculation, which focused mostly on Malala Yousafzai, the 16-yearold Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating education for girls. “She is an outstanding woman and I think she has a bright future and she will probably be a nominee next year or the year after that,” Jagland, the committee chairman, told The Associated Press. He declined to comment on whether she had been considered for this year’s award. The European Union won the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for uniting a continent ravaged by two world wars and divided by the Cold War. Earlier this week, Alice Munro of Canada won the Nobel Literature Prize for her short-story prowess; three U.S.-based scientists won the chemistry award for developing a powerful new way to do chemistry on a computer; three Americans won the medicine prize for discoveries about how substances are moved around within cells; and the physics award went to a British and a Belgian scientist whose theories helped to explain how matter formed in the universe. The peace prize was the last of the original Nobel Prizes to be announced for this year. The winners of the economics award, added in 1968, will be announced on Monday.

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inspectors into his country. Syria formally becomes a member of the organization on Monday. The first OPCW inspection team arrived in Syria last week, followed by another team this week. They have already begun to oversee the first stages of destruction of Assad’s chemical weapons. The struggle to control chemical weapons began in earnest after World War I, when agents such as mustard gas killed more than 100,000 people and injured a million more. The 1925 Geneva Convention prohib ited the use of chemical weapons but their production or storage wasn’t outlawed until the Chemical Weapons Convention came into force in 1997. “During World War II, chemical means were employed in Hitler’s mass exterminations,” the prize committee said. “Chemical weapons have subsequently been put to use on numerous occasions by both states and terrorists.” According to the OPCW, 57,740 metric tons, or 81.1 percent, of the world’s declared stockpile of chemical agents have been verifiably destroyed. Albania, India and “a third country” — believed to be South Korea — have completed the destruction of their declared stockpiles. An OPCW report earlier this year said the United States had destroyed about 90 percent of its stockpile of the weapons, Russia had destroyed 70 percent and Libya 51 percent. Nations not belonging to the OPCW

transfer or use of chemical weapons. It came into force in 1997 and has been ratified by 189 states. Of those, seven — Albania, India, Iraq, Libya, Russia and the United States, along with a country identified by the OPCW only as “a State Party” but widely believed to be South Korea — have declared stockpiles of chemical weapons. These include mustard gas and nerve agents like sarin and VX. Syria is due to become a member state of the organization on Monday and has acknowledged having chemical weapons. Non-signatories to the treaty include North Korea, Angola, Egypt and South Sudan. Israel and Myanmar have signed but not ratified the convention.

tistics, 57,740 metric tons, or 81.1 percent, of the world’s declared stockpile of chemical agents have been verifiably destroyed. Albania, India and “a third country” — believed to be South Korea — have completed destruction of their declared stockpiles. An OPCW report released earlier this year said the United States had destroyed about 90 percent of its stockpile, Russia had destroyed 70 percent and Libya 51 percent. Thirteen OPCW members have also declared a total of 70 chemical weapons production facilities. The organization says all 70 have been taken out of commission including 43 destroyed altogether and 21 converted to peaceful purposes.

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The OPCW has conducted more than 5,000 inspections in 86 countries. It says 100 percent of the declared chemical weapons stockpiles have been inventoried and verified. According to its sta-

The OPCW is funded by its member states and had a budget of some €74 million euros ($100 million) in 2011. It employs some 500 people in The Hague. The director-general is Turkish diplomat Ahmet Uzumcu.

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