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Four vie for seats on Miami East school board Belinda M. Paschal

“I feel we need to have a mix of parents and nonparents on the school board. As someone with CASSTOWN — kids in the district, I Though he’s a newcomer feel like I have an obligato the Miami East Local tion to do what’s right Schools Board of for the communiEducation race, ty,” said Carson, Brandon Fellers is whose children a familiar face in attend Miami the district. East Elementary Fellers, a patroland Junior High man for the Troy schools. Police Department, “I’m hoping to also works as a continue to mainSchool Resource Fellers tain the excellence Officer for Troy that we have at the High School. schools. A lot of “Being an SRO that has to do with kind of gives me the superintenthe perspective of dent and staff that an outsider who’s we have there,” still involved,” said Carson said, modFellers, 45. “I kind estly downplaying of have an open his role as a school ear to all sides — Davis board member. these students, the “To me, my role teachers and the is kind of minimal; administrators.” maintaining our This multi-facetexcellent educaed approach would tion is the biggest give him an advanpriority, as far as tage if elected to I’m concerned,” he the school board, said. Fellers explained. Carson, 40, lives “I can give the Carson in Lena and works different perspecin computerized tives and tie them mapping for the together in a way Miami County that’s not been Auditor. done before,” the As his first Troy resident said. term winds down, Fellers will Kevin Accurso of be facing off on Casstown hopes Nov. 5 against for four more three incumbents, Accurso years of interactincluding threeing with Miami term board memEast students and staff. ber Mark Davis. “I’ve really enjoyed doing Davis, 59, said a fourth this for the last four years. term would enable him to I feel lucky to be part of “help continue the suc- such a great school discess of the district and trict,” he said. continue to build the acaAccurso, who owns demics at Miami East. Action GBW Drive Thru “It sounds so trite to in Troy, hopes a second say ‘continue the excel- term would allow him lence,’ but Miami East is to see the district “conan excellent district with tinue to improve our an excellent campus,” he financial situation,” as said. “We need to con- well as “continue providtinue to expand our aca- ing quality education for demic offerings and sup- the students,” he said. “I port our extracurricular also want to see the disactivities.” trict continue to keep the A resident of Lostcreek report cards where they Township, Davis is a are and continue moving 25-year employee of Five forward.” Rivers MetroParks. He is Accurso is referring to the regional park manag- the state’s recently introer in charge of Wegerzyn duced report card system Gardens and Hills and of grading school district Dales MetroParks in performance. On its first Montgomery County. report card, Miami East For Gayle Carson, received several high letbeing a parent of students ter grades, including an in the Miami East district A for having met 22 of 24 plays an important role in state indicators, as well as his involvement with the B’s for student test perboard and his hope to be formance and four-year elected to a second term. graduation rate. Staff Writer

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Greene Street’s Frazier awarded Director of the Year Sheryl Roadcap

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P I Q UA — H o m e t o w n leader and mentor Debbie Frazier has won this year’s Dayton Association for Young Children’s prestigious Director of the Year award. The University of Dayton provided the location for the annual conference that was held on Saturday. Dayton Association for Young Children (DAYC) is a “nonprofit organization of early childhood education professionals and others dedicated to ensuring quality care for young children and their families. DAYC is the local affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).” NAEYC the nation’s larg-



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Greene Street United Methodist Church Daycare/Preschool Director Debbie Frazier spent some time reading to the preschool class full of four and five-year old students. Frazier has been named Director of the Year by the Dayton Association for Young Children.

est association concerned with formulating and regulating guidelines for early childhood professionals. “I never dreamed I would win, let alone that I would be nominated. So, it was a very emotional day for me, because I do what I do because it’s what I want to do, not because I have the need

to receive recognition for it. Just the smiles on the children’s faces and the happy parents are what make the job worth it for me,” humbly admits Frazier, full of emotion. Frazier said that it is her understanding that after the president of DAYC, Susan Hamble, spent some time with her at Greene Street

Preschool volunteering last summer, Hamble and some of “the girls at the center” came together for the idea that Frazier be nominated for Director of the Year. Upon this collaborate decision, her coworkers began to gather letters for submission to DAYC from See FRAZIER | 2

Heroes’ hellos Mike Ullery | Daily Call

As firefighters were packing to leave the scene of a small garage fire on South Street, on Sunday afternoon, several young boys stopped by to chat with their heroes. The fire was confined to a trash container in a vacant garage. Firefighters quickly extinguished the small fire.

Proposed legislation would place restrictions on nighttime driving for teens, passengers Will E Sanders

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PIQUA — A new piece of legislation making its way through the state government would place enhanced nighttime restrictions on teen drivers. House Bill 204 is currently being discussed among the state’s transportation, public safety and homeland security committee and if eventu-

ally signed into law would place restrictions on the amount of driving a teen can do after the sun sets. If passed, the bill would set a 10 p.m. nighttime driving restriction (as opposed to a curfew) on newly licensed drivers who are 16 and 17 years old. In addition, the bill seeks to reduce the number of passengers a probationary driver’s See DRIVING | 2

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The proposed legislation would hopefully reduce teen crashes such as this one depected in a recent mock crash at Piqua High School.


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Obits DENIS L. ‘DENNY’ PETITJEAN YUMA, Ariz. — Denis ers-in-law, John Dorner L. “Denny” Petitjean, and Kenny Berger; and 70, of Yuma, Ariz., and a sister-in-law, Phyllis formerly of Versailles, Petitjean. Denny served in the passed away at 10:39 p.m. U.S. Navy duron Wednesday, ing the Vietnam Oct. 23, 2013, War. Denny at his residence. retired from the Denny was born Ohio Operating April 11, 1943, in Engineers Local Russia, Ohio, to 18 of Dayton, the late Alpha and where he was a Ruth (George) heavy equipment Petitjean. operator. Denny Denny is sur- Petitjean was a member of vived by his the Elks Lodge wife of 44 years, in Yuma, Ariz., Marilyn (Berger) American Legion Petitjean, whom in New Bremen, he married Feb. Fraternal Order 1, 1969; daughof Eagles in ter and son-inCovington, and law, Chanda and the Painter James Brown of Creek Motorcycle Versailles; son, Club in Painter Shane Petitjean of Versailles; grandchildren, Creek, Ohio. Denny was Sierra Brown and Jamee a former member of St. Brown; great-grandchild, Denis Catholic Church in Cameron Brading; broth- Versailles. A Mass of Christian ers and sister-in-law, Bob Petitjean of Middletown, Burial will be held at Carl and Joyce Petitjean 10:30 a.m. on Monday, of Prospect, Ky., and Bill Nov. 4, 2013, at St. Petitjean of Marengo; Denis Catholic Church sister, Doris Dorner of in Versailles, with the Wapakoneta; brother- Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celin-law, Leon Freeman of ebrant. Burial will follow Maumee; sisters-in-law in St. Valbert Cemetery in and brothers-in-law, Joan Versailles, with Military and Carl Langenkamp of graveside services conYorkshire, Shirley and ducted by the Versailles Leroy Cordonnier of Veteran’s Honor Guard. Versailles, and Debbie The family will receive Berger of Beavercreek; friends on Sunday, Nov. and numerous nieces and 3, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. and Monday morning nephews. In addition to his par- from 9-10 a.m. at Bailey ents, Denny is also pre- Zechar Funeral Home in ceded in death by his Versailles. Memorial conbrothers, Ronnie Petitjean tributions may be made to and Lee Edward Petitjean State of the Heart Hospice in infancy; sister, Joan or Darke County Cancer Freeman; father-in-law Association. Condolences and mother-in-law, Joseph for the family may be and Luella Berger; broth- expressed through www.

Frazier From page 1 grandparents and friends, of whom all passionately respect, trust and revere Frazier as a caregiver, teacher and director for their children at Greene Street. When she received the exciting phone call, Frazier readily admits that she was so surprised with the news that she was nominated among the company of others from within the entire Dayton area, that initially she didn’t quite grasp that the point of the call was to congratulate her that she was in fact being awarded the title of Director of the Year. “I never dreamed in my wildest dreams that I would ever be nominated for it. I got a call from a lady that works for DAYC while sitting out in the parking lot before coming into the school one morning, and I just assumed that Susan (Hamble) had maybe suggested that I work on a committee,” she says. “Never in my wildest dreams did I dream that she was calling me to tell me that I would receive Director of the Year. So much so, that I just assumed that I was just nominated. It wasn’t until I walked into the building and was sharing that I was thrilled to be nominated -and my assistant director already knew- and kept saying ‘congratulations’ and looking at me funny as I kept saying, ‘but I haven’t won anything yet’. And it wasn’t until the staff gathered around me and actually told me that I actually won, did it really sink in


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that I had won,” happily confesses Frazier. Excelling as a preschool director is a natural culmination for Frazier, who dreamed of becoming a teacher as a young person, but followed the path of having a family first, instead. She says that being with her children were paramount, and so working with them at Greene Street Preschool as an assistant teacher allowed her to remain so. Frazier worked for several years at Greene Street before teaching at the Miami County YMCA and moving into the director position there for 13 years. It was as a preschool teacher at the YMCA when Frazier realized that this work was “her love and what she was called to do,” and is what inspired her to go back to school at to obtain her associate’s degree in early childhood development at Edison State Community College. Then, when a vacancy presented itself approximately 15 years ago, she returned to Greene Street as its director. “It was like returning home for me,” says Frazier, who has enjoyed having all but one of her grandchildren (due to location) at Greene Street Daycare and Preschool. “It’s kind of like coming full-circle,” she asserts, after asking her granddaughter, Tristyn, to draw a picture of a scarecrow to hang in her office later. “I have been given a gift to take care of precious lives that are going to affect the future, and I hope that we make an impact. It’s why I get up in the morning,” Frazier humbly confesses. Greene Street United Methodist Church Daycare/Preschool can be reached at 773-5313 or at For more information on DAYC, visit www.daytonayc. org, or NAEYC, visit

KENNETH M. McMAKEN PIQUA — Kenneth M. McMaken, 73, of Piqua, died at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at his residence. He was born Dec. 1, 1939, in Troy, to the late Kenneth K. and Ellen (Meyer) McMaken. Survivors include two brothers, Thomas McMaken of McMaken Piqua, Jonathan ( C h a n d a ) McMaken of Delaware; and a niece, Jennifer Campbell. Kenny was a 1957 graduate of Piqua Central High School and was a graduate of Wright State University. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a member of Greene Street United Methodist Church. He owned and operated

McMaken Oil Company, retiring in 2004. A graveside service to honor his life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Forest Hill Cemetery with the Rev. James R. Christy officiating. Full military honors will be provided at the graveside by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Arrangements are being provided through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through j a m i e s o n a n d ya n n u c c i . com.

JOSEPH H. BODENMILLER CASSTOWN — Joseph H. Bodenmiller, 77, of Casstown, passed away at 4:50 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in his residence. Born on April 27, 1936 in Miami County, near Covington, Joe was a son of the late Ernest R. and Neva (Johnston) Bodenmiller. He is survived by two sons: Joe Bodenmiller of New Orleans, La., and Mark (Brenda) Bodenmiller of Casstown. He was a loving grandfather to three grandchildren: Mark, Daniel and Katie Bodenmiller. He is also survived by a sister Ruth (Pete) Jenkins, Troy; a brother, Jim (Sandy) Bodenmiller of West Lafayette, Ind.; several nieces. nephews, and special friend and caregiver, Brittany Kerr of Casstown. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two wives, Marlene (Reynolds) Bodenmiller and Mona (Newcomb) Bodenmiller, and a brother Dave Bodenmiller. Joe was a 1954 graduate of Troy High School. He attended The Ohio State University and he

played football for Taylor University in Upland, Ind.. He attended the Fletcher United Methodist Church. He was the owner and operator of Bodenmiller Excavating until its sale in the 1970s. He was also engaged in farming. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher, with the Rev. Andy Perry presiding. Burial will follow in Casstown Cemetery, Casstown. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in the Fletcher United Methodist Church from 5-8 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Fletcher United Methodist Church, 205 S. Walnut St., Fletcher, OH 45326, or to the Upper Valley Medical Center Foundation, 3130 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, OH 45373. SuberShively Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences to the family may be sent to www. s h i v e l y f u n e ra l h o m e s . com.

Driving From page 1 license holder can carry during the first year of driving to one passenger, who must be at least 21 years of age of older. Exceptions would be made for family members or if a parent or guardian is present in the vehicle. The proposed legislation cites numerous studies and crash data reports in urging for the new law, but regardless if the bill is passed Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison said there are many ways parents can ensure the safety of any teen drivers living in their household. Jamison spoke of the bill this week, which coincided with Teen Driver Safety Week, which was held Oct. 20-26. The chief of police said such a law would reduce the number of teen-related automobile crashes, and he said he supports the graduated driver licensing system, though he took no official stance on the proposed legislation. “Parents that like this law can make the parts of this law the conditions of their own child’s driving whether the law passes or not,” Jamison said. “Driving is not a right, it’s a privilege. Even more so within a



family because the parents are incurring more expenses to have a teen driver.” Jamison encourages parents to speak with any teen drivers in their household to inform them how important distraction-free driving is. “There are more distractions at night, more attention needs to be paid at night,” he said. “It’s harder to see at night, harder to judge distances at night.” According to a survey performed by AAA, Ohio parents “overwhelmingly support enhanced nighttime driving restrictions and passenger restrictions for novice teen drivers.” The survey, released this week, is a part of the organization’s advocacy efforts to help improve Ohio’s graduated driver licensing system and to help save the lives of Ohio teens. The survey suggested 90 percent of parents support the 10 p.m. driving limit for newly licensed teen drivers, with exemptions for work and school travel. Meanwhile, 81 percent supported the extended passenger limit restrictions.



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BARBARA ANN FAGAN SIDNEY — Barbara Ann Fagan, 93, of Sidney, passed away at 5:42 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community surrounded by her family. She was born on July 6, 1920, in Piqua, the daughter of the late George and Clara (Reineke) Schneider. On Oct. 23, 1939, she was Fagan married to Arthur Fagan, who preceded her in death. Barbara is survived by two daughters, JoAnne Rudasill and husband Lonnie of Sidney, and Kay Swob and husband Bill of Sidney. A son, Wayne Fagan, preceded her in death. Also surviving are her six grandchildren: Mark Gold and wife Kristina of Botkins, Matthew Gold of Sidney, Jeff Marshal and wife Brooke of Sidney, Thomas Marshal and wife Andrea of Pickerington, Gayla Patterson and husband Tom of Leesburg, Fla., and Kimberly Shiverdecker of Dayton. Barbara has 10 greatgrandchildren and 5 greatgreat-grandchildren. Her siblings include six brothers: Phil Schneider and wife Caroline of Piqua, Carolus Schneider and wife Judy of Kettering, Denny Schneider and wife Sherri of Ripley, Rudolph Schneider, Tony

Schneider and Roman Schneider, all three of Piqua. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death: Patricia Lyle, Theresa Culver and Francis Schneider. Barbara was retired from the former Northtown IGA in Sidney, where she worked as a bookkeeper and cashier for more than 20 years. She enjoyed gardening, baking, playing cards and spending time with her family. Barbara was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. The family will receive friends this Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, from 4-7 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney. Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Independence Hospice in memory of Barbara Ann Fagan. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Fagan family at our website, www.cromesfh. com.

Death Notices STEVENS PIQUA — Karen Sue Stevens, 58, of Piqua, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Heartland of Piqua. Private visitation and services to honor her life are being conducted through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, with Pastor Brian Smith officiating. KEENER WEST MILTON — Julia Keener, 94, of West Milton, passed away peacefully into God’s hands on Oct. 27, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Riverside Cemetery West Milton. Arrangements are being handled by HaleSarver Family Funeral Home West Milton.

Dayton VA Hospital plans observance DAYTON — The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dayton will host its annual Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in its historic Home Protestant Chapel, Building 118 of the facility at 4100 W. Third St. The event will feature a color guard, public speakers, the presentation of the winner of a school essay contest, and music by a Dayton high school band and choir. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a 5k run Nov. 11. For information about the race, visit The center began operations more than 140 years ago to serve veterans of the Civil War. It is one of the three oldest, continuously operating VA medical facilities in the country. Back then, it was known as the Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. It was established by act of Congress and signed into being by President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. It trained soldiers in trades and business and provided health care and cultural opportunities. Today, the 500-bed facility offers a variety of programs to the men and women who have worn the uniform of the U.S. military. Among them are a hospice unit, geriatric evaluation and management, respite care, an Alzheimer’s unit, home-based primary care, residential and

outpatient post-traumatic stress disorder care, substance abuse programs, outpatient mental health services, homeless aid, sleep disorder care and women’s health programs. The Dayton VA Medical Center supports four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). CBOC Lima serves the veterans in Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Logan, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert and Wyandot counties. The Medical Center also has contracts with WrightPatterson Air Force Base and 11 area hospitals. The Lima clinic is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1303 Bellefontaine Ave. Its services include primary care, home-based primary care, optometry, outpatient mental health, a pharmacy, podiatry, a laboratory and social work. The Dayton facility’s telephone care lines are (937) 268-6511, available Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., off duties hours contact number is 888-838-6446()care line after hours, available Mondays through Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. and 24 hours on weekends and federal holidays. Veterans can determine their eligibility to obtain services from the medical center by completing an online form at www.dayton.

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Getting into the spirit of the game PHS prepares for faceoff against Troy Belinda M. Paschal Staff Writer

PIQUA — Piqua and Troy’s rivalry on the gridiron is such a longstanding, well-known opposition that it could give the Hatfields and McCoys a run for their money. And with any grudge match comes efforts to support the hometown boys. That’s why Piqua High School athletes, cheerleaders and band members have planned activities to whip fans into a frenzy, in hopes cheering the Indians on to victory at “The Great American Rivalry”

against Troy on Friday. “It’s really a big deal, especially since it’s the oldest rivalry in Ohio,” said PHS Athletic Secretary Joanna Marrs. “My dad played football and I had two boys who played, and beating Troy is what the season’s all about!” The festivities will begin with a pep rally at the Gazebo at 8 p.m. Wednesday. “Normally, the pep rally is on Thursday, but since that’s Beggars’ Night, we’re doing it on Wednesday,” Marrs explained. The following day, a spirit bus carrying some 60-70 cheerleaders, band

members and football players will make the rounds spreading spirit at local schools. The schedule is as follows (all times are approximate): • 8 a.m. — Piqua Junior High School • 9 a.m. — WIlder Intermediate School • 9:30 a.m. — High S t r e e t / Wa s h i n g t o n School • 10 a.m. — Favorite Hill Primary School • 10:30 a.m. — Bennett Intermediate School • 12:45 p.m. — Nicklin Early Learning Center • 1:30 p.m. — Springcreek Primary School “They’re going to have

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COVINGTON – Voters in the Covington Exempted Village school district will see three names on the Nov. 5 ballot for members of the board of education. All three members are currently on the board. Their terms are expiring and all three wish to remain on. Dr. Dean Pond has been on the board for 12 years, having served as the board’s president for many of those years. Pond enjoys giving back to the community through his service on the board. “I also continue to enjoy making a contribution to the school and community through my

service,” he said. Pond is the former superintendent of Tipp City Schools. He believes that this experience, along with his experience as a university professor at Urbana University and University of Dayton and as a local businessman with Perryhill Farms, allows him to “see the big picture with respect to our Covington schools and community.” He added, “I look forward to providing the best possible educational environment for our young people.” Alex Reck has served on the board for four years. The self-employed investment property owner said that when he initially decided to join the board, many people told him it is a thank-

less job. He noted that in some ways that is true, but said overall his experience has been a positive one. Reck is happy with the progress the board has made during his four years. “I try not to be one to pat myself on the back, but as I reflected back on the four years, I can’t help but to feel proud of the accomplishments that the board has made. The board as a whole does not always agree, but we’re all on the same page 90 percent of the time. We are a board that respects each others’ opinions whether we agree with them or not,” he said. “And at the end of the day, I believe this board has made decisions that have been in the best

interest of our district and, most importantly, our students.” Covington Police Chief Lee Harmon also has been on the board for four years. The building project is a strong reason Harmon is choosing to continue. “I chose to continue because I felt strongly about the need for a new facility, and I would like to stay involved until that project is complete,” he said. Harmon also serves as the district’s representative on the Upper Valley Career Center board. He noted that he enjoys his involvement with this school as well. Elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5. Polls are open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

TOLEDO (AP) — Companies receiving state money failed to deliver thousands of promised positions and in some cases state officials inadequately vetted the corporations and their executives, a newspaper investigation published Sunday found. The Blade of Toledo cited as an example Buckeye Silicon, whose machinery at a nearly empty warehouse is South Toledo is dormant three years after it received almost $3 million from the state. The company failed to launch, never created the nine jobs promised and never produced the 50 metric tons of polysilicon annually it said it would. The newspaper review of taxpayer-funded loans and grants between July 2007 and June 2012 found more than dozen

such examples that the report said represented a breakdown in the vetting, oversight or management of state economic-development loans and grants. Key Ohio job-creation duties have since migrated to the private nonprofit JobsOhio. The issues highlighted spanned the administrations of Govs. Ted Strickland and John Kasich, a Democrat and Republican. About half the companies receiving public grants during the period failed to create the jobs they’d promised after receiving awards totaling $45.5 million. Much of that money is now lost. Just $2.6 million of the $47.5 million in bad loans and grants that Attorney General DeWine has been asked to collect since fis-

cal year 2009 had been recouped as of Oct. 16, largely because severely troubled companies have no money or assets to pursue. “Sometimes these deals are cut and they shouldn’t have been cut,” DeWine said. Ohio Development Services Agency director David Goodman said Ohio overhauled how it tracks job-creation awards last fall. “We’ve made significant strides,” he said. “I would say we’re never going to be completely there, but I definitely think we make better investments than we ever have.” The agency placed Buckeye Silicon’s loan in default this month. To date, the firm has repaid the agency $33,044 of the $1.3 million it borrowed.

The company also faces a lawsuit by the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority alleging fraud and has been kicked out of the University of Toledo’s Research Technology Complex for not paying rent. “I look at this loan and I keep wondering is this somebody who just stole money from the state?” said air authority chairman Jeff Jacobson. “I really can’t see that they did anything.” Buckeye Silicon CEO Harrison Choi said Ohio’s generous cash offer enticed the company to set up shop in Ohio: “We surveyed many different states that offered good packages for the renewable companies.” He says the company has done nothing wrong.

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Temperatures warm to near normal as a storm system about 10-15 minutes of heads this way. This will bring us a good chance of rain playing fight songs, war for the middle of the week. chants and cheers, and High 58, Low 34 the players will be throwing out footballs and T-shirts,” Marrs said. The high schoolers’ whirlwind tour of the city also will include a noon pep rally at the Miami Valley Centre Mall. Marrs said in the past, she has seen spectators camped outside the staChance Chance dium the morning before of rain of rain the game to ensure a good seat. “You get such huge crowds,” she said. “There HIGH: 58 LOW: 38 HIGH: 63 LOW: 48 were times when I even waiting after work, from 2-3 o’clock on to make sure I got a seat.”

Incumbents run for Covington BOE seats Jennifer Runyon



Bradford to hold Meet the Candidate Night

BRADFORD — Meet the Candidate Night for village of Bradford Council and Bradford EVSD School Board candidates will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the Bradford Schools Auditeria. The public is invited to attend.

Genealogical society to host membership meeting COVINGTON — The Miami County Historical Society invites the public to its annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Covington Eagles Hall, 715 E. Broadway. The meeting will include dinner with everyone ordering from a menu and each person/family paying for their own meal, followed by a society business meeting and entertainment by the Melody Mom’s, singing duo April Grove and Natalie Liptock. Reservations not required. For more information, contact Stephanie at 937-307-7142 or

Jamieson & Yannucci Ohio grant recipients fell short of job promises to hold holiday event PIQUA — Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home will be hosting its Holiday Remembrance Program on Saturday, Nov. 9 and inviting all those in the Piqua and surrounding area to join in lighting a candle in memory of your loved one. Special musical selections and light refreshments will be provided. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, 333 W. High St., Piqua. Kelly Larger, coordinator of the funeral home’s Follow Through Services, will be the facilitator. Larger explains, “When we are surrounded by the sights and sounds of the approaching holidays, we are reminded again that our lives have changed forever. Grief that has settled into a slightly more

comfortable place or routine in our life may suddenly intensify. One may feel disconnected from the people and events around us.” Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home invites you to light a candle during the holiday season in celebration of the love and life you shared, not just in memory of a death. “A candle is the symbol of light and is universal in representing hope,” Larger said. The public is welcome to share in the candlelighting, and take the candle home to be lit as a lasting reminder of hope and love on those special days throughout the year. Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register by calling 773-3161.




Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Council of the village of Covington on 1 July 2013, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the village of Covington at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 5th day of November 2013 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said village for the purpose of:

Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Commissioners, Miami County on 27 June 2013, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the Troy/Miami County Public Library District at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 5th day of November 2013 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said district for the purpose of:

Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Council of the village of Fletcher on 8 July 2013, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the village of Fletcher at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 5th day of November 2013 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said village for the purpose of:



Said tax being a: REPLACEMENT

Said tax being a: RENEWAL


At a rate not exceeding 1.6 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.16 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of 5 years, commencing in 2014, first due in calendar year 2015.

At a rate not exceeding 0.6 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.06 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period, commencing in 2014, first due in calendar year 2015.

The polls for said election will be open from at 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day.

The polls for said election will be open from at 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day.

By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

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Clinton: Ideologues reliable GOP voters

“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.” (Proverbs 14:27 AKJV)

PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press

Marching with Lee: A countercultural vision forward Senator Mike Lee uring out what political is a man to listen to. label he falls under rathWashington, D.C., er than actually listenCongress and some ing to what he says. But Republican senators are what he says is: Be who not the most popular you say you are. And you people in America today, can’t be who you say you but suspend your judg- are if you don’t know ment for just a moment. who you are! And you Consider his indictment can’t help your brother — of American politics if you don’t even look and even conservatism at him, if you’re com— and his pletely indifvision for the ferent to him, future. At the if you don’t Value Voters even notice Summit, held him, never during the mind fail final days of to weep for the governhis pain. In ment shutremarks in an aptly named down, the “Room of junior senaRenunciation” tor from Utah Kathryn Lopez cautioned in Assisi earliagainst someer this month, Columnist thing we had Pope Francis been witadvised: “For nessing in the media everyone, even for our over the last weeks. society that is showing “Conservatives,” he said, signs of fatigue, if we “often fall into a trap want to save ourselves — defining ourselves from sinking, it is necesby what we are against: sary to follow the path of Big government, debt, poverty. That does not higher taxes and regu- mean misery — this idea lations, Obamacare. should be refuted — it But we haven’t invested means knowing how to nearly as much time and share, how to be more in energy in communicat- solidarity with those in ing what we conserva- need, to entrust oneself tives are for. I’m talk- more to God and less to ing about more than our human efforts.” simply the policies we Earlier this year, Lee advocate. Conservatism explained what it is we is not about the bills need to consider as we we want to pass, but move forward in debates the nation we want to about the economy, be.” It’s worth noting health care, immigration, that strategic misfires religious liberty and the are sometimes born of very future of America: true conviction. Much “The alternative to big of MSNBC these days government is not small consists of assuming government. The alterSen. Ted Cruz was sim- native to big government ply trying to advance his is a thriving, flourishpresidential primary cre- ing nation of cooperative dentials by talking down communities — where Obamacare and tolerat- your success depends ing a shutdown. But his on your service. It’s a intention is to address free enterprise economy existential threats born where everyone works out of fundamental ques- for everyone else, comtions about who we are peting to see who can and where we are going. figure out the best way During his speech, Lee to help the most people. addressed this: “Too And it’s a voluntary civil often in this town we society, where free indistop thinking about the viduals come together to things that matter most. meet each other’s needs, We get so caught up in fill in the gaps, and make the thick of things that sure no one gets left we not only stop think- behind.” ing big — we often stop He further emphasized: thinking at all — which “Our ideals demand we leads to other things — identify even more with like $17 trillion debt, those Americans still on widespread dysfunction, the bottom rungs, where and much more.” It’s not the climbing is harder, just a Washington prob- dangerous and lonely.” In lem, is it? We get set freedom is duty, a duty in our ways and stop that encourages and chalrealizing our lives can lenges and loves. Today’s be different, better and challenges require a about something more human encounter that than the coming — or no government or politimissed — deadline. cian can lead; it involves Further, we can help oth- an integrity deeper than ers: out of poverty, out of any ideology and a comdepression, out of feel- mitment well beyond any ing alone in the world. news or campaign cycle. Seven months into the papacy of Pope Francis, Kathryn Lopez is the editor-at-large of the media seems much National Review Online She can be contacted at more interested in fig-


All over again When the shutdown I haven’t heard is what ended, our public offi- measures will be taken. cials sounded like frater- I’ve heard the assurances. nity boys with a hang- But what will Congress over after a disastrous do next time? And what lessons weekend drinking binge. “Never again!” spewed did President Barack and dribbled from the Obama take away from lips of Republicans and this manufactured crisis? Will he sit Democrats alike. and wait for “We need to Republicans make sure that to get their government does act together not go through or will he another round simply proof brinksmanvide the necship,” Treasury essary leaderS e c re t a r y ship to help Jacob Lew said move us foron “Meet the ward? Let’s Press.” “This Donna Brazile not forget the can never haprole of the pen again.” Sen. Columnist press in all John McCain of this. After sounded as if he were making a pledge all, journalists with their when talking to CNN, countdown clocks and “People have been too nonstop punditry also traumatized by it. There’s played a role in heightentoo much damage. … ing the crisis. The media tended We’re not going to shut down the government to treat both the shutdown and debt deadline again. I guarantee it.” And Sen. Mitch as a political trick-orM c C o n n el l , t h e treat, missing the point. Republican leader in the There’s something ghoulSenate, the face of the ish about indifference to, Republican Party’s 2011 or even delight in, an act rush to default — thus, that shuts down 23 Head a veteran of domes- Start programs, preventtic brinksmanship — ing almost 19,000 chilpromised that his party dren from getting nutriwould never again shut tious meals and health down the government. screenings. To shut down “Shutting down the gov- the government, even ernment in my view is partially, to cause taxnot conservative policy,” payers to lose $24 bilMcConnell said on CBS’ lion dollars, to idle the “Face the Nation”: “So work of federal agencies there will not be another from food inspection to government shutdown. small business loans, is immoral. The governYou can count on that.” McConnell expanded ment belongs to all the his remarks in an inter- people. Sane Republicans view with the conserva- realized after the 2012 tive National Review, say- election they didn’t have ing he would also rule out a ghost of a chance of pulling the plug on the repealing Obamacare. United States’ credit rat- McCain called it a fool’s ing: “We’re not going to errand. Threatening to turn do this again in connection with the debt ceil- the United States into a ing or with a government deadbeat nation is even shutdown. But there’s a worse. The honor and difference between prom- credit of our nation is at stake. Moreover, we have ising and performing. Both McConnell a constitutional obligaand House Speaker tion to pay our debts. John Boehner strongly Period. The Constitution opposed the shutdown isn’t a pumpkin. The very first act of — beforehand. I’ve heard arguments that the the newly formed United Republican leadership, States government was especially in the House, to pledge it would pay couldn’t control the vocal its Revolutionary War and influential tea party bills penny for penny — caucus. I’ve heard argu- some $54 million — a ments that the Republican sum likely as large then leadership postured for as our $17 trillion debt is the public, and wanted now. How could we ever, the confrontation. What in the name of partisan-

ship over the legalities of health care, default on our national character? The outrage isn’t partisan, and I’m not the only one shocked at the callous disregard for people or principle. Jennifer Rubin, the conservative blogger for The Washington Post, tweeted on Oct. 15 about the Republican Party’s willingness to snub its nose at paying our bills: “I’m so old I remember when the GOP was the party of financial stability.” As unthinkable as another cliff-hanger is, and although McConnell pledged not to extort concessions by threatening a government shutdown or defaulting on our debt obligations, there is evidence he plans to do it again. On “Face the Nation,” as McConnell pondered outcomes of the next “episode” in January and February, CBS’s Bob Schieffer interrupted to ask, “Wouldn’t it be a good idea, maybe, to start reengaging before early next year to try to lay some groundwork for that?” McConnell then referred to a conference committee currently underway to avoid another shutdown. But he casually dismissed it with “They’re going to see if they can come up with a proposal.” That “proposal” would be the compromise that would stop “Cliff-Hanger 2: The Sequel.” McConnell then repeated his 5-year-old mantra of “spending caps and no revenue,” adding, “that’s the best way to go forward as we go into the discussions that we will have in January and February.” There he goes again. I heard — echoing in my ears — the words of Louisiana Republican congressman John Fleming: “See, we’re going to start this all over again.” To which I say, please, congressfolk, let’s leave the haunted houses to scary movies, and off Capitol Hill. Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic strategist, a political commentator and contributor to CNN and ABC News, and a contributing columnist to Ms. Magazine and O, the Oprah Magazine.

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DALE CITY, Va. (AP) — Conservative ideologues are reliable voters who could threaten Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s political chances, former President Bill Clinton warned Sunday as he joined his longtime buddy’s campaign for Virginia governor. With little more than a week before Nov. 5’s Election Day, McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli each have sought to energize their strongest supporters. McAuliffe has opened a lead in polling and is heavily outspending Cuccinelli on television ads, but turnout is expected to be low and the result could be decided by a few thousand votes. es “Political extremism does have one political virtue,” Clinton said. “Once you get people all torn up and upset, steam coming out of their ears, people will show up and vote.” It was a shift in roles. For decades, it has been McAuliffe championing the personal and political futures of Bill Clinton and, later, his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Now, he’s here to pitch in during the campaign against Republican Ken Cuccinelli during its final week even though Clinton joked he is “in my dotage.” “Terry’s gotten so good on the stump, I don’t think he needs me anymore,” Clinton said to laughter at the pair’s first stop. Clinton planned other stops throughout the state with his longtime pal and fundraiser during the coming day. Former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is considered a strong contender for 2016’s presidential nomination, used her first political event after stepping down as secretary of state to endorse McAuliffe earlier this month. Bill Clinton predicted that Cuccinelli’s supporters, who are deeply conservative and align to the tea party, would be reliable, and he urged Democrats to be just as motivated. “Just remember, the people who aren’t here today, who go to the other fella’s rally, they will be there on Election Day,” he said. “I’ve dealt with it all my life.” Cuccinelli’s campaign sought to turn Clinton’s star power among Democrats into another way to build enthusiasm among his conservative supporters. Even before the pair arrived at the veterans’ hall here in northern Virginia, Cuccinelli’s campaign had already sent reporters a memo recounting the years of ClintonMcAuliffe collaboration for Democrats.


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Girlfriend living rent-free racks up bill of resentment DEAR ABBY: I am divorced, successful, and the father of two teenage girls. I have been seeing my girlfriend, “Stella,” for a year and a half. She also has two teenage daughters. When we met, Stella’s divorce was becoming final, and her house was near the tail end of a foreclosure. The sheriff removed her from her home a few months later. I bought a couple of condos and let Stella choose one she wanted to move into. She agreed she would pay the bills and some rent once she settled in. Two weeks after she moved in, she quit her job. It has been almost a year, and she hasn’t gone on one job interview. I pay all her bills now,

and I’m getting resentful. It’s not the money (I’ve got plenty), but I feel she continues to see me only so she can live rent-free. Our communication isn’t the greatest, and she gets angry if this topic is brought up. How should I approach her without sounding like a cheapskate? — DON’T WANT TO BE A SUGAR DADDY IN CHICAGO DEAR SUGAR DADDY: Of course she gets angry! Have you never heard the saying, “The best defense is a strong offense”? If you want to resolve this, you must be prepared for Stella to react negatively. Start the conversation by saying, “When you moved into my condo, you agreed to pay your own bills and some rent.

It’s been a year, and you face on it. haven’t even looked for a He used to do this when job.” Then give her a date he was a child. Even his by which you want high school phoher to move out. tos look like this. Because she has It is embarrassbeen living there for ing to me! I could some time, she may never show it to have certain tenanyone and proudant’s rights that will ly say, “This is my have to be respectson.” Johann is ed. It doesn’t take an accomplished a crystal ball to see young man, a that you will proba- Dear Abby supervisor. But I bly have to evict her Abigail Van can’t reconcile this Buren — so talk to your picture with the attorney before you man he is. What discuss this with Stella. can I do? — FREAKED ** ** ** OUT IN GERMANY DEAR ABBY: I am the DEAR FREAKED mother of a 31-year-old OUT: Your son is an son, “Johann,” who is in adult. If he is making the Navy. He just posted this expression in photoa picture of himself in his graphs on purpose, peruniform on Facebook. I haps it’s time you asked am praying it’s not his him why. While it may be official photo, because he a display of immaturity made an incredibly stupid on his part, it could also

be that he is uncomfortable in front of a camera. (Many people are. It’s referred to as “deerin-the-headlights” syndrome.) Explain that you would love to have a picture of him that depicts how he REALLY is, and ask if he would be willing, as a favor to his mother, to sit for a session with a professional photographer when he comes home for a visit. If he isn’t, then perhaps he’d be more relaxed posing for a photo that YOU take. ** ** ** DEAR ABBY: My fiancee, “Tina,” and I made a resolution to lose weight for our wedding. Everything has been going great except for one thing. Because men lose weight faster than

women, I now weigh less at 6 foot 1 than she does at 5 feet 4. Tina already has selfesteem issues. I want to look good for our wedding, but not at the cost of my fiancee’s hurt feelings. What can I do? — AT A LOSS IN MICHIGAN DEAR AT A LOSS: Continue being supportive and help Tina to maintain her self-esteem. But her weight issue is her responsibility, not yours. If she becomes frustrated or depressed that she isn’t losing quickly enough, suggest she consult her doctor or a registered dietitian about the reason why. ** ** ** Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

What does the fox say? Ka-ching for Halloween LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — What does the fox say? Ka-ching at the moment, at least for some Halloween costume sellers and two Norwegian TV hosts who asked the question in a goofy video that landed them on U.S. talk shows and music charts. Funny brothers Vegard and Bard Ylvisaker, known as Ylvis (ILLvis), elevated the woodland creature in early September and have scored more than 150 million YouTube views of them prancing in fox suits singing: “Ring-ding-dingding- dingeringeding! Gering- ding- ding- dingdingeringeding!” That, coming so close to Halloween, has the mysteriously sounding fox going tail to tail for meme-of-the-holiday with twerking teddy bears, the more modest companions of the barely dressed Miley Cyrus at the Video Music Awards. Spirit Halloween, with strong online sales and more than 1,050 stores across the country and Canada, is among those doing a brisk business in fox costumes, bushy tails and a furry head piece that looks remarkably like the one worn by the duo. Spirit sold out of some popular fox costumes and accessories online after the video struck, said Lisa Barr, the Halloween company’s senior director of marketing. “Although fox is selling out, Twerkin’ Teddy (a tongue-out, bear decorated leotard) is selling out even faster,” she said. has seen a 227 percent increase over last year in sales of its exclusive Sexy Fox costume for women — into

AP Photo | TVNorge | Concorde)

This image released by TVNorge/Concorde shows Bard Ylvisaker, who along with his brother, Vegard Ylvisaker, are known as Ylvis (ILL-vis), as he sings the opening lyric, “What does the fox say?” The funny brothers elevated the woodland creature in their video, “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)” in early September and have scored more than 150 million YouTube views of them prancing in fox suits singing: “Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Geringding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!”

the hundreds at $245 each. The fox, it appears, was enjoying a boost before the shaggy-haired Norwegians put together their disco-like gyrations to promote their latenight show, mockingly lamenting: “Fish goes blub and the seal goes ow, ow, ow. But there’s one sound that no one knows. What does the fox say?” The last thing the Ylvisakers expected was to become godfathers of the fox, a word — by the way — that translates to “rev” in Norwegian and is slang for joint, of the smoking variety. “There have been speculations that we were under the influence at the time we wrote the song, but I’m sorry that’s not the case,” Bard, 32, deadpanned in a telephone interview from Oslo. “It would have sounded much more rock ‘n’ roll. It’s not that common over here. We’re way more into alcohol than you guys. You do a lot of smoking. We don’t.” How do the brothers feel about the fleet-footed animal, anyway? Is it a favorite? It is now, Bard said. “Prior to that I would say I don’t know. As long as it’s not cats. I hate cats.

I’ve always hated cats.” While Barr tries to shake the tune from her head, at least one Halloween merrymaker is more than a little giddy. Her name? Shelby Fox, who lives in Los Angeles. “Oh yes, I’m very excited,” said the 26-year-old, lifelong collector of select fox stuff. “When the video came out, so many people sent it to me. Personally, I think it’s just a really cute animal.” Josh Saterman, a Macy’s vice president and fashion director for millennial, said foxes have popped up on sweaters and graphic T-shirts as part of a broader “critter” trend. “It’s a moment around whimsy. It’s a moment around laughter and so there’s this play off of humor,” he said. Shelby Fox, for one, won’t be going full-on fox for Halloween but will definitely riff on her namesake at a few parties she plans to attend. “I think it’s going to come more down to me wearing ears and a tail and doing some combination of more normal clothing. I’m definitely not doing the sexy fox or anything,” she laughed. Will she be getting a forest assist from any

two-legged friends? “No. I’m on my own. The lone fox.” Sarah Segal was on vacation in Mexico when things got truly foxy after Ylvis. “I was in a taxi and the driver had the radio on,” she said. “I heard this song and I thought to myself, ‘Is this a children’s song?’ It was so odd. I didn’t know what it was, then I looked it up.” Then Segal, the public relations manager for — an online purveyor of customizable apparel, mugs, iPhone cases and paper goods — hunted down fox items on the site and came up with more than 2,000 for sale. That, she said, is a lot. Comparatively speaking, though, “Twerking teddy has gone from zero to sixty for us. The fox has been more of a slow progression. People are obviously reacting to both of those. People like animals. Last year it was Grumpy Cat.” Jonathan Wasserstrum, the New York CEO of a company that helps businesses track down commercial rental space, found a funny hat and grabbed his co-founder to join the crowd outside the “Today” studios to watch Ylvis live in Midtown Manhattan. They also made a cardboard sign to wave. “We’re fans but we’re not superfans,” he explained of their sparse fox look. “It’s just the silliness. You can walk around the office and any number of people will know the song.” So exactly what DOES the fox say? “I think foxes make a kind of yip noise,” offered Shelby Fox. The reality is more “Blair Witch Project” than Disney — a creepy, teeth-baring howl or bark, depending on species and mood.

n Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker

AP Photo | Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, File

This publicity photo released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment shows a scene from the video game franchise “Batman: Arkham Origins.” “Origins,” released worldwide on Oct. 25, is set several years before 2009’s “Arkham Asylum” and its 2011 sequel, “Arkham City.”

Batman’s black-and-blue Christmas in ‘Origins’ LOU KESTEN Associated Press

It’s Christmas Eve in Gotham City — not the merriest time to be Bruce Wayne. For one thing, he’s probably had enough of the “Jingle bells, Batman smells” carolers. This year, he’s having a particularly blue Christmas, for the nefarious crime boss Black Mask has put a $50 million bounty on his head. Perhaps Bruce should take Alfred’s advice and stay home roasting chestnuts? Not when he’s got a list and everyone on it is naughty. It’s a rogues gallery of DC Comics villains, from the familiar (The Penguin, Bane) to the ridiculous (Mad Hatter, Calendar Man). And yes, word has it there’s a pesky new troublemaker called The Joker on the streets. “Batman: Arkham Origins” (for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC, $59.99) is the third installment in Warner Bros.’ Arkham series, a grim take on the character similar to Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” films. WB has made some substantial behindthe-scenes changes, bringing in new writers, new voiceover talent and, most significantly, a new development team. But fans of the earlier games, particularly 2011’s “Arkham City,” will be happy to discover that this new chapter retains much of their smooth gameplay. Without even digging into the main story line, it’s just flat-out fun to spread Batman’s wings and soar around Gotham, breaking out the Batclaw whenever you want to climb to the top of the skyscraper. Even on Christmas Eve, there are gangs of miscreants roam-

ing the streets, so there are plenty of opportunities to practice Batman’s acrobatic fisticuffs on lesser foes before taking on monsters like Killer Croc. Gotham’s interior spaces house more challenging set pieces that require a stealthier approach; instead of jumping into the fray, it’s wiser to hang from the rafters and pick off enemies one by one. Meanwhile, there are scores of “extortion files” hidden all over the city, many of which are blocked by head-scratching puzzles. And there are a handful of murder mysteries to solve using a clever mechanism that allows Bruce to digitally reconstruct crime scenes. It took me about 12 hours to conquer the game’s core campaign, but I could easily spend dozens more searching for everything “Origins” has to offer. The supervillains themselves serve up some genuinely satisfying boss battles that are much more imaginative than your generic “beat on the enemy until he cries uncle” fare. By game’s end, you’ll need every tool in Batman’s utility belt — even the preposterous-sounding “glue grenade.” The action is lively and varied enough to overcome a nagging feeling of familiarity; three games in, it’s probably impossible to recapture the freshness of 2009’s “Arkham Asylum.” And as much as everyone loves the Joker, how many times do we need to go over the roots of his folie a deux with Batman? Perhaps there’s someone out there who hasn’t read the comics or seen the movies, but there’s a sequence about two-thirds of the way through “Origins” that had me rolling my eyes and moaning, “This again?”

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Halloween tips for parents, homeowners Melody Vallieu

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TROY — Halloween is just around the corner, and the night for ghosts and goblins to be out on the prowl — while fun — also needs to be safe. Trick-or-treat — also known as Beggar’s Night — will be held around the county from 6-8 p.m. Thursday this year, Halloween night. Of the utmost importance — besides getting the ultimate bag of candy — is the safety of everyone during the evening. Tro y Po l i c e Department Captain Joe Long said parents should make sure their children’s costumes are safe. He said they should be flame-retardant, bright in color and have reflective tape. “Parents need to make sure, first and foremost that their children are safe during trick-ortreat,” Long said. “That is above and beyond the most important part of the night.” Long said he wants all children to have fun for Halloween, and recommends parents accompany their children and to only visit well-lit neighborhoods. Those who will be unaccompanied should not go out alone, but with a group of friends, according to Long. Long said children also should not eat candy prior to returning to their home, so that parents can go through the candy and look for any dangers that could cause children harm. “Only allow children to keep candy that is

unopened, and in its original wrappers,” Long said. “And, don’t forget to inspect fruit or homemade items for anything suspicious.” The following are more tips that will hopefully prepare parents for making trick-0r-treat night fun for everyone, provided by • Encourage the kids to use facial make up instead of a mask. • Spend the extra dollar and purchase quality make-up. You don’t want your kid to have that same look weeks later. • If possible, design the costume to accommodate a sweater or even a jacket underneath depending on the weather. • Make sure that all costumes and accessories are flame resistant. • Keep in mind how much walking they’ll be doing for their age. You don’t want to have to carry your little ghoul home. • Carry extra bags to dump candy in so the kids don’t get overly tired. • If you have more than one kid to supervise, try bringing a wagon or cart to unload the candy in as they go door to door. • If you’re taking other kids with you, set out the rules before you leave and make sure they understand. • Instruct the kids to stay with you and off the lawns and out of the gardens. • Remind the kids to say thank you, even if they get crappy candy. • Be prepared to carry their props after a while. • Inspect all candy

when you get home. Throw away homemade, unwrapped or open candy. • Let them have one piece of wrapped candy while on the walk as a treat/break. • Bring a flashlight and give them glow sticks to wear. • Don’t let them walk in the middle of the streets. Cars will still travel on roads October 31st. • If the front light is out but they have Halloween decorations, there is a good chance that they have no more candy. • If the lights are out and don’t have any decorations, the people are most likely hiding in the back and have no candy to give. • Carry a small, portable first aid kit for those little cuts and injuries. • Many people bring their dogs with them and dress them up in costumes such as a hot dog or a devil. Instruct the kids to ask the owner if they can pet the animal before they do. There is a good chance that the animal is embarrassed to be in a costume and may want to take it out on a kid. • When the kids go to the door, stay close by and watch carefully. • Set a strict curfew for older kids that go out on their own. • Kids are never to go into the house unless you know them. • If you have to drive, slow down more than usual. • Give the kids a snack before they go out. They won’t complain about being hungry and want to eat the candy.

• Take half the candy and place it in the freezer for use in the summer. Here are a few tips for homeowners on Halloween: 1. Keep the path to your door clear of all obstacles and well lit. 2. Don’t terrorize the kids. It’s all about fun and not making them wet their pants. 3. Be extremely careful with the candle in your pumpkin so that nothing bursts into flames, including a kid’s costume. Consider using a battery powered light or glow sticks. 4. Use flashlights, glow sticks or electric lights with the power cord safe and secured. 5. If you have a dog, keep it in another room and away from the door. 6. If you’re going to give candy, give only store bought and wrapped items such as chocolate bars, chips, etc. Loose candy will be thrown out by the parents. 7. Alternative giving can include pencils, erasers or stickers with a Halloween theme. 8. If you’ve spent a lot of time on your Halloween display, you may want to consider putting some sort of SAFE fencing around it so that everyone can enjoy it without it being trampled. 9. Halloween candy is magically calorie- and fat-free on Oct. 31, so feel free to use the “one for you, one for me” rule. 10. Check out our website for more tips and special effects. For more safety tips, visit under the Police tab.

Leaf pick-up set in Troy TROY — On Nov. 4, the city of Troy street crews will begin the annual leaf pick-up. As with the first collection, the leaf pick-up will be by zones. The description of the zones and dates for each are as follows: • Zone 1: The area bound on the east by the corporation line and Ridge Avenue, on the north and west by the corporation line and on the south by West Main Street, south on I-75 and the corporation line. Pick-up scheduled for Nov. 4-6. • Zone 2: Area bound by Ridge Avenue and Peters Road on the East,

to include Pleasant View and Premwood; to the south corporation line and west corporation line to include Willowcreek. Pick-up scheduled for Nov. 7-8. • Zone 3: Area between Ridge Avenue on the west, Peters Road on the south, South Market Street, Canal Street, Monroe Street and Miami River on the east and the corporation line on the north. Pick-up scheduled for Nov. 11-12. • Zone 4: Area between South Market and CSX Railroad, south of Canal Street to include Southview. Pickup scheduled for Nov. 13-15.

• Zone 5: Remainder of east end of town, from CSX Railroad east. Pickup scheduled for Nov. 18-20. • Zone 6: Sherwood area and Culbertson Heights area. Pick-up scheduled for Nov. 21-22. • Zone 7: Remaining sections of northeast Troy — Meadow Lawn, Heritage Hills, Gaslight Village and Northbrook. Pick-up scheduled for Nov. 25-27. • Downtown area: Leaves in this area will be picked up intermittently as time permits. Where possible, residents are asked to rake leaves one foot out of the gutter onto the

street to allow drainage in the gutter. Vehicles should be removed from the streets during collection dates. Residents are reminded that foreign objects, limbs, etc. should be kept out of the leaves since they will damage collection equipment and slow the collection process. This schedule is to be considered tentative, subject to weather and equipment delays. If there are questions on the leaf collection schedule, call the City of Troy Central Maintenance & Service Facility at 3351914 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Christian Academy Schools plans all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner SIDNEY — The staff and students of Christian Academy Schools, 2151 W. Russell Road, is inviting the public to attend an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Friday, Nov. 1, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Drive-through carryout will also be available. Advanced orders are being accepted by calling the school at 492-7556. The dinner will include spaghetti and homemade spaghetti sauce, salad, garlic bread, a dessert and drink. In addition, the school will host a silent auction. Each of the homerooms will be creating a theme basket for the auction. Some of the themes for the baskets are “Life’s A Hoot,” “Unda da Sea,” “Birthday Bash” and “Duck Dynasty.” The baskets will be available on Monday for preview-

ing. During the spaghetti dinner, parents, friends, and families will have the opportunity to bid for the baskets. The bids for these baskets will be taken until 7 p.m. Superintendent Mary Smith commented, “This dinner is a wonderful opportunity to open our doors to the community and invite them into Christian Academy, helping the world to see the important work that is going on in the lives of the students. Invite your neighbors and friends to enjoy a delicious dinner and an evening of fellowship.” Tickets are available at Christian Academy Schools or may be purchased at the door. The price of the dinner is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. For more information call (937) 492-7556.

Many events coming up at Bradford library BRADFORD — Are you close to age 65 or have questions about Medicare? If so, the Bradford Public Library has the perfect “answer man” for you. Ron Baker, who is very well read in this area and has worked closely with different aspects of Medicare and some topics of Medicaid, will hold a Q&A session at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at the library, 138 E. Main St., Bradford. Refreshments will be served. Those interested can sign up in advance at the library or by calling (937) 448-2612. Throughout November, the library will update patrons on how to use their new website, all of the updates to their “My Account,” the job hunting database “AtoZDatabase” and E-Readers. Sessions will be held at 1, 3 and 6 p.m. each Monday. Patrons can go on the website to look around at If you want more information on Electronic Readers or how to check out our free E-Books, you can bring your device with you! Contact the library for additional information. Other events coming up at the Bradford Public Library include: • Joanie’s Floral presents a “Take it With You” workshop for the holidays at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. Participants will create three different decorative items using live and artificial greenery. This session fills up quickly, so call the library right away to reserve a space! The cost for instruction and all materials is $25, payable to Joanie’s Floral. A minimum deposit of $10 must be made at sign-up to confirm your spot. • Expert quilter Marla Spencer will hold a five-week beginner’s class starting on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6:30-9 p.m. Each week you will learn a different technique such as

strip piecing, half squares, sewing triangles and how to match those seams just right. For more information or a supply list, call Spencer at (937) 448-2527 or e-mail her at You must pre-register at the library and pay your class fee before the first class to be eligible. At that time, you will receive a supply sheet for the class. The cost is $35, plus your supplies. • Bradford Public Library is proud to present internationally known science fiction author, John Scalzi on Saturday, Nov. 16. Scalzi recently won the distinguished Hugo Award for his novel, “Red Shirts: A Novel with Three Codas.” The library will host a reception in his honor and offer a Reader’s Theatre segment at 10:30 a.m. Bring your Scalzi books to be signed. There will also be some of his book titles for purchase that day. • The library will present distinguished educator and local author Larry Hamilton at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. Hamilton has authored three books that begin with the historical “Lucy’s Story: Right Choices, But Wrongs Still Left!” Throughout his PowerPoint presentation, Hamilton will be talking about his ancestor Lucy’s adventures and the historical background of AfricanAmericans on the railroad line between Piqua and Bradford. Light refreshments will be served. • Winter Homemade Card-Making Night will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. This is a popular workshop, so please sign up early. There will be a $5 charge for materials. Participants are to bring sharp, pointed scissors with them. For more information about these events, call the Bradford Public Library at (937) 448-2612.




Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Council of the village of Covington on 1 July 2013, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the village of Covington at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 5th day of November 2013 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said village for the purpose of:

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a petition filed with the Board of Elections of Miami County, Ohio, on 30 June 2013, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of said precinct at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 5th day of November 2013 in the precinct designated as Piqua 3-B/C on the question as follows:



Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of Brown Township on 10 June 2013, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the unincorporated area of Brown Township, Miami County at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 5th day of November 2013 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said township for the purpose of:

Said tax being a: REPLACEMENT At a rate not exceeding 2.2 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.22 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of 5 years, commencing in 2014, first due in calendar year 2015. The polls for said election will be open from at 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day. By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County Roger E. Luring, Chair Andrew Higgins, Director 10/28/13



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At a rate not exceeding 1.5 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.15 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 4 years, commencing in 2014, first due in calendar year 2015.

The polls for said election will be open from at 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day.

The polls for said election will be open from at 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day.

By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

Roger E. Luring, Chair Andrew Higgins, Director

Roger E. Luring, Chair Andrew Higgins, Director

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Gay couple in Oklahoma to marry despite ban KRISTI EATON Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Darren Black Bear hasn’t thought too much about his upcoming nuptials. Maybe khaki pants, and he doesn’t mind if guests show up in Halloween costumes even though the wedding will be a rare sight: He and his partner are getting legally married in Oklahoma even though the state bans same-sex marriage. How? His bloodline. Black Bear and his partner of nine years, Jason Pickel, plan to walk each other down the aisle Thursday, surrounded by family and friends, before signing a marriage license granted by the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes. Black Bear, 45, is a member of the Oklahoma-based tribe, which is among the few Native American tribes in the U.S. that allow same-sex marriage. Like all federally recognized tribes, the Cheyenne Arapaho can approve laws for its land and members. Its code regarding marriage doesn’t address gender, referring to the parties simply as “Indians,” and requires that one person be a member of the tribe and reside within its jurisdiction. It was on a whim, sparked in part by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year to grant federal benefits to same-sex couples, that Pickel, 36, called the tribe to see if they could marry under tribal law instead of getting married in Iowa or another state where gay marriage was legal. “Surprisingly enough, they told him that yes, they had already married one couple, and that it’s $20 to get married,”


Black Bear said. “I’m just really happy we are able to finally get married,” Pickel added later at the couple’s home in Oklahoma City. “And one day, when we have true equality in all 50 states, we will hopefully have all the same benefits and rights in every state.” At least six other tribes allow same-sex marriage, including the Coquille Tribe in Oregon and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Michigan, states that also ban samesex marriage, according to national gay marriage advocacy group Freedom to Marry. Other tribes, such as the Cherokee Nation, specifically bar gay marriage. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs said it doesn’t track how many of the nation’s hundreds of recognized tribes allow same-sex marriage. Like gay couples who legally marry in other states, Black Bear and Pickel won’t be awarded state benefits given to married couples in Oklahoma. But they will receive federal marriage benefits, and they said a primary reason they decided to marry was to enable Pickel to be added to Black Bear’s health insurance. Still, both men said they wanted to show their commitment to each other, and to encourage other tribes and states to adopt similar laws. The couple decided to become more outspoken after they were refused a room at an extended-stay hotel in another state because of their relationship, which resulted in Pickel — long the more vocal of the pair — convincing a local television station to report on the controversy.

“We’ve already seen the best and the worst in each other. We’ve already experienced all that. We just want the same benefits and we just want to be treated the same,” Black Bear said, noting that he was grateful for the tribal law. “He does keep me centered. I tend to dream big,” Pickel added. “I’ve always been an advocate for equal rights so I guess it’s kind of natural that it (the wedding) would be public. I just thought it would be somewhere else — I thought it would be in a different time and a different place before we’d even have this be able to occur.” Black Bear’s father, a former tribal council member, said he told his son he would be honored to officiate the wedding in Watonga, a town within the tribe’s jurisdictional boundaries. “I’m not like a lot of ministers, judgmental. I have an open mind. I believe that God loves us regardless and he’s given us his love so we have to

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Darren Black Bear, left, and his soon-to-be husband Jason Pickel pose for photos near Jason’s home in Oklahoma City, on Thursday Oct. 24, 2013. Despite Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage, the couple will be legally married in the state thanks to Black Bear, who is a member of the Oklahoma-based Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes. It’s among the few Native American tribes in the U.S. that allow same-sex marriage.

share that,” Floyd Black Bear said. The pair, who met at a Christmas party in Alabama and moved to Oklahoma about five years ago, are among three same-sex couples who have applied for tribal marriage licenses

since 2012, Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes spokeswoman Lisa Liebl said. One couple has already married, while the other recently filed for paperwork. Black Bear hopes other tribes follow suit. “The fact that the

Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes here in Oklahoma are progressive enough to follow federal guidelines, I’m pretty sure that they’ll (other tribes) start issuing marriage licenses within their tribes. I’m hopeful they will,” he said.



Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of Brown Township on 10 June 2013, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of the unincorporated area of Brown Township, Miami County at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 5th day of November 2013 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said township for the purpose of:

Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of a resolution passed by the Board of Trustees of Washington Township and the Piqua City Council on 4 June 2013, there will be submitted to the qualified electors of Washington Township (including the City of Piqua), Miami County at the General Election to be held at the regular places therein on the 5th day of November 2013 the question being a levying a tax for the benefit of said township/city for the purpose of:



Said tax being a: REPLACEMENT

Said tax being a: RENEWAL

At a rate not exceeding 1.5 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.15 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 4 years, commencing in 2014, first due in calendar year 2015.

At a rate not exceeding 0.5 mill for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to $0.05 for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for 5 years, commencing in 2014, first due in calendar year 2015.

The polls for said election will be open from at 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day.

The polls for said election will be open from at 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. of said day.

By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County

By order of the Board of Elections, Miami County


Roger E. Luring, Chair Andrew Higgins, Director



Roger E. Luring, Chair Andrew Higgins, Director



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In brief n Bengals beat awful Jets

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton threw a career-high five touchdown passes — four of them to Marvin Jones — as the Cincinnati Bengals drubbed the New York Jets 49-9 on Sunday, their first dominant performance of a promising season. Jones set a Bengals record for touchdown receptions, scoring on catches of 9, 6, 17 and 6 yards. Dalton’s five touchdown passes gave him 11 in his last three games, his best such span. He’s the first quarterback to throw for five TDs against the Jets since Dan Marino in 1988. The Bengals (6-2) won their fourth in a row and padded their AFC North lead. New York (4-4) took its most lopsided loss since 2010. Rookie quarterback Geno Smith threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns.

n Chiefs get past Browns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns may have settled on a quarterback for the rest of the season. They’re on the brink of it being too late to matter. Jason Campbell started in place of the ineffective Brandon Weeden against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, throwing for 293 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-17 loss — one that came down to the final couple of minutes of the game.

n OSU romps in Big Ten

COLUMBUS (AP) — Braxton Miller passed for three touchdowns and ran for two and Carlos Hyde rushed for 147 yards and two more scores to lead No. 4 Ohio State to a 63-14 victory over Penn State on Saturday night. It was the most points surrendered by Penn State (4-3, 1-2 Big Ten) and its worst beating in 114 years. The Ohio State (8-0, 4-0) victory stretched its nation’s best winning streak to 20 in a row, two behind the school mark which included the 1968 national championship season. That team was recognized during the opening half as the Buckeyes streaked to a 42-7 lead. Nittany Lions freshman QB Christian Hackenberg bobbled the second snap of the night and it never got much better. He ended up throwing two interceptions.

n Gordon gets first victory

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jeff Gordon pulled into the championship picture Sunday with a win at Martinsville Speedway, his first of the season. It was Gordon’s eighth career win at Martinsville, but first since he swept the two races at the track in 2005. He’s tied with Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson for Martinsville victories, but both trail Richard Petty (15) and Darrell Waltrip (11) on the career list. Most important, though, is that the victory moved Gordon from fifth to third in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

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Wanting no part of ‘that’ team Lehman rallies for 21st straight district title

Rob Kiser

Call Sports Editor

TROY — Lehman Catholic volleyball senior Ellie Cain admitted the thought of playing on “that team” went through her mind for just a second. That would be the first Lehman volleyball team in 21 years to not win a district title. And when the Lady Cavaliers dropped the first two sets to Catholic Central in a Troy D-IV district final Saturday night at the Trojans Activity Center, it was more than just a passing thought to fellow senior Erica Paulus. “I thought about it a lot and it was not sitting well with me,” Paulus said. “I was not going to be on ‘that team’. The one that ended the 21-year streak.” As is turned out, a monumental comeback by Lehman against a Lady Irish team that had dropped just one match all year kept the streak intact. Lehman, 18-8, rallied for a See LEHMAN | 9

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Fuller third at boys regional Russia, Jester, Ware run to state berths

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state),” Jester said. “I was just want to keep working hard, go out and run my best at state and hopefully get another PR.” Ware was right behind Hester, finishing 10th in 16:46.11. “This is exciting, especially after missing the state meet last year,” Ware said. “I started to tighten up as the race went on, but I knew I could do it. I am just excited to be running at the state meet.” Versailles coach Mark

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TROY — Joe Fuller is a quiet guy who prefers to let his running do the talking for him. And it speaks volumes. Fuller cruised to his third straight trip to the state meet as the Lehman senior finished third in 16:27.99 in the boys D-III Troy regional race Saturday, while Houston’s Devon Jester and Versailles’ Richie Ware also advanced and Mike Ullery/Call Photo Mike Ullery/Call Photo the Russia team finished third to move on to state next week. Joe Fuller finished third at the Troy Devon Jester finished eighth Saturday to advance to the state meet. “It felt good,” Fuller said. “I D-III regional race Saturday. was happy with my race. It was Gabe Berning, 71, 18:26.62; about what I expected.” John Schmiesing, 75, 18:30.97; Pleiman was happy for Ware, And the cool weather didn’t Isaiah Winhoven, 81, 18:42.2; as well as the Versailles team bother him. Erik Jackson, 106, 19:37.32; that finished fifth and just “Actually, I like running in Brandon Simmons,118, missed advancing. the cold,” Fuller said. “My goal 20:21.32. “We talked to Richie (Ware) next week is to definitely be in Jester felt like he had a good about kicking earlier so he the top 10.” chance going in and ran a PR of didn’t have to go so hard at the Lehman coach Bill Fuller 16:44.94 to finish ninth. end,” Pleiman said. “And that liked the way Joe ran the race. “I knew if I ran a good race is what he did. It is great to see “Joe (Fuller) finished with his I could do it,” Jester said. “I Richie (Ware) make it to state. strongest third mile Saturday was just so excited (about the The team ran their best on a to come in at a season best chance to qualify for state), the day when it mattered most and 16:27,” the coach said. “He is weather didn’t really bother that is all you can ask.” peaking at the perfect moment me.” Other Versailles runners to improve on last year’s 23rd Jester was sixth at the two- included Tyler Rose, 38, place finish at state.” mile mark and held his posi- 17:48.72; Matt Mangen, 57, Lehman finished eighth as tion. 18:10.08; Noah Pleiman, 61, a team. “At that point, I was just 18:17.20; Andrew Kramer, Other Lehman runners were going to make sure I stayed 73, 18:30.21; Cole Albers, Nick Elsner, 60, 18:13.75; in the top 16 (and qualify for 74, 18:30.41; Jacob Rose, 87,

18:53.33. Russia kept its state streak alive Saturday, finishing third with 115 points, behind Summit Country Day (66) and Anna (95). “We were hoping to get second,” Russia coach Doub Foster said. “No question that Summit has a strong team. I thought we ran well, but there is still some improvement to be made. We are happy to be going to state. This is our eighth straight year going to state. We take a lot of pride in that.” Russia runners included Caleb Ball, 15, 16:58.88; Bryan Drees, 16, 17:00.89; Steven Stickel, 24, 17:29.63; Ethan Monnier, 43, 17:55.42; Alex Seger, 49, 17:57.08; Trevor Monnin, 56, 18:08.89; Jordan Gariety, 103, 19:22.89. Covington finished 12th. Bucc runners included Lane White, 32, 17:38.96; Alex Schilling, 44, 17:55.75; Nate Dunn, 51, 17:58.99; Sam Sherman, 89, 18:54.88; Tyler Henry, 100, 19:15.79; Daniel Jennings, 105, 19:35.70; Steven Shane, 113, 19:59.47. Competing as individuals, Newton’s Brady McBride finished 29th in 17:34.88; Houston’s Troy Riley was 52nd in 18:00.70; and Miami East’s Josh Ewing was 72nd in 18:29.44.

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TROY —The Russia girls cross country team came into Saturday’s Troy D-III regional race with something to prove. Which was a dangerous place for its competition to be. Junior Emily Borchers ran away with the individual title, almost 20 seconds ahead of Ellie Adams of Summit Country Day and the Lady Raiders beat the Knights by five points for the team title —giving the girls cross country program’s first individual and team regional titles for the first time. Covington’s Carly Shell, Lehman’s Caroline Heitmeyer and Jenna Zimmerman, Miami East’s Marie Ewing and the Versailles team also advanced to state. “When we ran against Summit at Tiffin, they had two new runners,” Russia coach Doug Foster said. “Their one and three runners played soccer last year. They beat us by 30 and kind of surprised us. But, I didn’t feel like we ran well that day. Their number one

(Ellie Adams) beat Emily (Borchers), but I really felt like Emily was the better runner.” And the Raiders came in to Saturday intent on proving it — and the wild celebration when the results were announced was satisfaction. “At Russia, cross country is a big-time sport.” Foster said. “These kids work so hard — they run all summer and that’s why they are able to accomplish what they do.” And if you wanted to know which title meant more to Borchers, all you had to do was hear her comments to an assistant coach behind the finish line chute to an assistant coach as she was removing the timing chip from her shoe. “Do you think we made it out as a team?” Borchers asked nervously. When she was assured they had, a smile came across her face which was even bigger when the team results were announced. “To win as a team, this feels great,” she said. “We are all like family. This is exciting (to win the regional).”


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Just another speed bump

Lady Vikings cruise past Badin

Josh Brown

Sports Editor

TIPP CITY — During the third game of Miami East’s district final volleyball matchup against Badin, the Vikings had to push their own teammates out of the way at times to get to balls hit high up in the air. Seems the only thing that could slow the Vikings down was themselves. That’s because Badin provided little more than a speed bump in the road to Miami East’s third straight Division III district championship Saturday at Tippecanoe High School as the Vikings (22-4) built big leads early in all three games to finish off a 25-13, 25-11, 25-7 sweep and advance to Wednesday’s regional semifinal round. “That’s as good as we’ve played all year,” Miami East coach John Cash said. “With that lineup in, everything went smooth. We played solid defense, our setters made good decisions and we attacked the ball well.

“And Badin’s a better team than the score indicates, too. We just took everything away from them that they wanted to do. The girls did a great job of executing the scouting report.” It was clear after Sam Cash was done serving in Game 1 exactly how the match would go — because once Badin finally scored a point, the Vikings already had a 9-0 lead. And that didn’t change in Game 2, either, as Cash served the Vikings to a 4-0 lead, then Angie Mack ran off five in a row to make it a 10-2 game.Badin never got closer than seven from there. “We knew they were a scrappy team that gets to balls and keeps them alive,” Cash said. “So we thought if we could serve them out of system, we could get a lot of free balls or eve some aces. And we served really, really well today. “We did a good job of being aggressive and hitting zones. For the first time in a long time, we

didn’t miss a single zone today. The only times we missed zones was when we missed serves altogether.” The Rams (12-14) actually kept the Vikings from starting Game 3 on a big run, tying the score at 1-1 — which actually was the closest they got in any game on the day. But Miami East retook the serve to grab a 2-1 lead and Mack served another five in a row to make it 7-1. Then with the score 9-3, Ashley Current ran off 10 consecutive points — including two aces, three kills by Cash and two kills by Allison Morrett — and the Vikings held a commanding 19-3 lead. Badin called its final timeout with East leading 24-6 and won the following point, but Mack scored on a tip kill to put a merciful end the match. Ashley Current finished with nine kills, 11 assists, five digs and two aces, Cash had eight kills, 14 assists, seven digs and three aces, Morrett had six kills and five digs and Mack had five kills, seven digs and three

aces. Trina Current added two kills and two blocks, AnnaKiesewetter had a kill and 13 digs and Karson Mahaney had a kill. All leading up to Wednesday’s enormous regional semifinal matchup against Versailles. Miami East — which has won back-to-back state championships — finished the season No. 13 in the final D-III state poll, while Versailles was No. 3. “They’re all big at this point. It’s just another one,” Cash said. “We’ve got Versailles, Fenwick and Sparta Highland, the No. 1 team in the state, in our regional. “Versailles has everything you could want in a volleyball team — size, quickness, athleticism, they run a good tempo offense and have veteran Josh Brown/Civitas Media players. We expect nothing Sam Cash sets the ball against Badin Saturday. but their best.” Versailles along the way titles,” Cash said. “But Of course, Miami East either time, because the I was there. I rememwas heavily favored each Tigers had already been ber having to work for of the past two seasons, upset before they got to it every time out. We’ll going into the tournament the district level. have to bring our ‘A’ game as the No. 1 team in the “A lot of people thought Wednesday.” state poll each time. And we had it ‘in the bag’ when Because there are no they never had to face we won those two state speed bumps left.

Lady Raiders fall to Tigers Russia’s season ends in district finals

Rob Kiser

Call Sports Editor

TROY — It was not the way the Russia volleyball team wanted the season to end. But, the Lady Raiders still had a lot to feel good about after losing 25-21, 25-19, 19-25, 25-10 to Jackson Center in the Troy D-IV district finals at the Trojans Activity Center. Russia, who split two matches with the Tigers during the season, finished 18-8. “We had a great year,” Russia coach Todd Wion said. “We had 18 wins and had another good season.” With a kill by Allison Gariety and block by Maggie Kearns, Russia had jumped out to a 7-4 lead in the opening game. But, Jackson Center rallied. With the game tied 20-20, the Lady Tigers score five of the next points to close the game out. “Jackson Center is a very

good team,” Wion said. In the second game, Russia put themselves in a 15-4 hole before starting to get untracked. Camille Puthoff had a kill and served three points, including an ace, to start the rally. Three Tiger hitting errors on Kylie Wilson’s serve got Russia within 19-16, before Jackson Center closed the game on a 6-1 run. “Even though we weren’t able to win the game, we got back into it,” Wion said. It was all Russia early in the third game. Mike Ullery/Call Photo Wilson caught fire with Camille Puthoff passes the ball as Claire Sherman backs up the three kills and a tip in the first six points and had a play Saturday at the Trojans Activity Center. tip to go with a block by Wion said. But, it is tough against a Taylor Daniel on Camille’s But, the fourth game was team like Jackson Center.” Puthoff’s serve to make it a complete reversal. Wilson had 15 kill and 15-8. Jackson Center jumped eight digs to lead the Lady The margin reached 18-9 out to a 12-4 lead and went Raiders, while Puthoff on a Wilson kill and Claire on to win 25-11 to finish the added five kills and 10 digs. Sherman ace and Russia match. Sherman had four kills held on for a 25-19 win. “You can’t get in a hole and Daniel dished out 27 “The momentum carried like that,” Wion said. “This assists to go with eight digs. over from the second game team has gotten out of some Kearns added three kills and we were playing well,” of those. You never know. and 11 digs.

Borchers From page 8 As for her race, Borchers was shocked by her victory margin. She was clocked in 19:09.50. “I felt really good,” she said. “With some many great runners here, I never expected that (to be so far out in front). I just want to run my best next week and get my time down in the 18s.” Just as impressive was the finish of her teammate Lauren Heaton. Heaton, fighting bronchial infection made worse by the cold weather, was 12th at two-mile mark. She passes six girls down the stretch to move up to sixth in 19:46.17. That became even bigger when Russia’s victory margin was five points 89-94. “Emily is the type of runner that goes with the lead pack the first mile and then takes off,” Foster said. “And for Lauren (Heaton) to do what she did — that just shows you what she is made of. Claudia Monnin passed Summit girl at the end. Those were big. Molly (Kearns), the Voisards (Kirstin and Karissa) and Emilie (Frazier) all ran solid races.” Heaton doesn’t know any other way. “I don’t like this (weather) at all,” Heaton said with a smile. “At the end, I was just going for it. I was going to get as many girls as I could.”

The rest of the Lady Raider runners included Molly Kearns, 27, 20:47.64; Kirstin Voisard, 32, 21:02.01; Karissa Voisard, 33, 21:02.47; Emilie Frazier, 39, 21:13.42; Claudia Monnin, 51, 21:51.15. Shell didn’t get the opportunity to run at state as a freshman. The Covington sophomore wasn’t going out to miss out a second time. She finished third in 19:36.50 to easily advance to state. “I never got the chance to try and qualify last year because I got sick,” Shell said. “I really wanted to make it to state this year because of that. To be honest, I was just shooting for the top five. I was really happy with my race and its exciting to know I will be running at state. I want to be in the top 25, because that’s All-Ohio.” Covington just missed advancing to state as a team, finishing fifth. Other Covington runners included Anna Dunn, 13, 20:04.27; Hannah Retz, 24, 20:35.76; Julianna Yingst, 63, 22:05.44; Heidi Cron, 70, 22:28.77; Cassidy Cain, 83, 23:00.63; Briana Grilliot, 105, 24:48.85. Lehman girls will get to double their fun at the state cross country meet. Heitmeyer, sophomore, finished ninth in 19:54.13 and freshman Jenna

Zimmerman was 12th in 20:03.84. “We help each other a lot,” Zimmerman said. “We push each other in practices and races. It was definitely a goal for me to make it to state this year.” Heitmeyer felt the same way. “The same for me,” she said. “My goal was to get to state. Jenna (Zimmerman) helps me so much. I don’t think I would be here without her.” Lehman coach Bill Fuller was not surprised by the duo and was happy with the team’s ninth-place finish. “We knew Caroline and Jenna had the performance levels to make it to state,” Fuller said. To see these two first year runners go out Saturday to earn state finalist berths really showed mental toughness. For the team qualify for regionals was in August beyond our expectations after last year not having a full compliment (of runners).” Other Lehman runners included Janelle Gravunder, 75, 22:38.47; Katie Heckman, 82, 23:00.01; Therese Schmiesing, 100, 24:14.93; Julia Harrelson, 118, 27:37.60. The tears were flowing for Miami East freshman Marie Ewing after the D-III race Saturday morning — but for a good reason. She finished 15th in 20:12.88 to advance to state.

“That has been my goal all year,” Ewing said. “I felt like I was in good shape the whole race. Even though it was tough at times, I knew I was going to do it at the end of the race. It is kind of hard to believe (that she made it to state). I am just so excited that I am going to be running at state.” The Lady Vikings finished seventh as a team. Other Miami East runners included Lorenza Savini, 21, 20:32.15; Abigael Amheiser, 30, 20:59.96; Abby Hawkins, 61, 22:03.38; Sami Sands, 92, 23:30.33; Erin Augustus, 93, 23:37.64; Abby Bollinger, 112, 25:17.66. Versailles used a solid team effort to get the fourth and final state berth as a team, scoring 147 points to Covington’s 153. “I think was great for them to get back to state,” Versailles coach Mark Pleiman said. “It was kind of retribution for not making it last year. They ran well today and they will run even better next week.” The Lady Tiger runners included Murphy Grow, 17, 20:14.73; Madison Grilliot, 18, 20:24.17; Brooke Pothast, 42, 21:16.67; Lexi Fliehman, 44, 21:18.84; Chloe Warvel, 47, 21:34.85; Hannah Wenig, 56, 21:56.85; Camille Watren, 95, 23:42.64. Bradford’s Bailey Brewer finished 36th in 21:07.70.

Lehman From page 8 25-15, 25-16, 15-10 win and will play Fort Loramie in a Tippecanoe regional semifinal at approximately 7:30 p.m. Thursday night. Lehman coach Greg Snipes laughed when told about Paulus’ comments. “She probably never would have heard the end of it from her sisters if we had lost,” Snipes said. Before the third game, Cain rallied her teammates. “I remember thinking I wasn’t going to have practice Monday and that seemed weird,” the setter said. “I just talked to everyone about stepping up and playing better.” Which was Paulus’ focus as well. “I just knew it was going to take everybody’s best effort if we were going to pull it out,” she said. “I thought we started hitting the ball better — and we played much better defense.” Cain had a big block to start the third game and junior middle Olivia Slagle took her play to another level as the Lady Cavaliers never trailed in the third game and only 1-0 in the fourth and fifth games. “We thought Olivia (Slagle) could have a big match,” Snipes said. “I think our passing kind of dictated what we could do the first two games. Ellie and Olivia did a great job connecting after that.” An ace by Ellie Sargent and kill by Sidney Chapman gave Lehman a 12-4 lead in the third game and the Cavaliers cruised from there. It was 8-7 in the fourth game when Chapman had a kill and served five straight points that included a block and a kill by Slagle to make it 13-7. The Irish could never cut into the lead, settiing up a race to 15 in the fifth set for the district title. “One of the differences is Catholic Central had five runs in the first two games of three points or more,” Snipes said. “That is very uncharacteristic of

our team to give up runs like that. We didn’t do that the last three games.” Cain got the Cavaliers off to a fast start in the decider. After a Slagle blocked tied it 1-1, she served five straight points, including a kill and tip by Slagle and a Paulus kill. Just as quickly, the Irish went on a 6-1 run to even it 7-7. “I was thinking we just needed a sideout,” Paulus said. “We had come too far to lose.” Paulus provided that spark with a kill and service winner to make it 9-7. Two kills by Chapman increased the lead and at 12-10, Catholic Central had three straight hitting errors to finish off the comeback. “I think everyone just started playing better,” Snipes said. “It says a lot about this team.” Slagle had a big night with 13 kills and eight blocks, while Cain dished out 45 assists. Chambers had 11 kills, while Paulus had 13 kills and 10 digs. Michelle Duritsch had nine kills and sparked the Cavaliers early. “Michelle (Duritsch) had a great match,” Snipes said. “We weren’t getting anything from the outsides early and she stepped up and kept us in the match.” Ava Schmitz added eight digs for the defense. Lehman was within 17-16 in the first game and even at 11 in the second game, before the Irish came up big down the stretch. “We got off to a really slow start,” Snipes said. “And Catholic Central is a good team.” But, Lehman wasn’t about to settle for the runner-up hardware “I don’t know how to explain it,” Cain said. “It was kind of a refuse to lose thing.” And the motivation of not playing for “that team”.

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Erica Paulus digs a ball for Lehman Saturday against Catholic Central at the Trojans Activity Center.



Monday, October 28, 2013



Lehman gets wakeup call Cruises to 60-0 win KEN BARHORST Civitas Media


A.J. Ouellette broke the Covington school rushing record for a single game Friday night.

Buccs blank National Trail 42-0

Ouellette breaks own school rushing record BEN ROBINSON

NEW PARIS — Yes, National Trail was 7-1 coming into Friday night's game against unbeaten Covington — and yes, the Buccaneers dominated the action from start to finish en route to a 42-0 victory. But Covington coach Dave Miller understands the big picture and what his football team is capable of, which is why he was very critical of his team's performance in a lopsided win over a quality football team. "We did some nice things, don't get me wrong," Miller said. "But we've got to learn to go harder all of the time, not just when we feel like it. It starts in our pre-game warmups. We have to take that just as seriously as we do a big game." Covington's pre-game warmup was not good at all, to put it mildly, and not being focused every time you step on the football field can come back to bite the Buccs as the stakes become higher. "If we want to get to where we want to go as a team, we have to correct some things," emphasized Miller. "It starts with our preparation." Covington was able to get away with its lackadaisical pre-game thanks to a record-breaking performance by senior running back/fullback A.J. Ouellette, who broke his

own school record with the most rushing yards in a game with a 354-yard performance. "A.J. gets it," Miller said. "And so does a lot of the other kids, but we need everyone to give maximum effort regardless of what's on the scoreboard." National Trail received the opening kickoff and picked up a quick first down before the Buccaneer defense stiffened to force a punt that was kicked to the Buccaneer sideline. On the Buccs' third offensive play Ouellette broke free around right end and raced 48 yards for the score to give Covington a 7-0 lead. National Trail, which used primarily the passing game to attack the Covington defense, couldn't get anything going on its next possession and turned the ball over to the Buccs on four plays on the ensuing possession. And Covington put together a six-play drive that was capped by a twoyard Ouellette run to increase the margin to 14-0 with 2:53 left in the opening frame. Things went from bad to worse for the Blazers on the ensuing kickoff as Devin Mize mishandled the kickoff and Covington recovered at the one. Ouellette powered his way in on the very next play to push the margin to 21-0 to close out the first quarter.

Prep Tournament Schedule TUESDAY D-III Regional Soccer Semifinals At Hamilton Lehman Catholic vs. Summit Country Day, 7 p.m. Finals At Hamilton Saurday, 3 p.m. WEDNESDAY D-III Regional Volleyball Semifinals At Trent Arena Miami East vs. Versailles, 7:30 p.m. Finals At Trent Area Saturday, 2 p.m. THURSDAY D-IV Regional Volleyball Semfinals At Tippecanoe High School Lehman Catholic vs. Fort Loramie, 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY

State Cross Country At National Trail Raceway, Hebron Division III Girls, 11 a.m. Teams Russia: Emily Borchers, Lauren Heaton, Molly Kearns, Karissa Voisard, Claudia Monnin, Kirstin Voisard, Emilie Frazier. Versailles: Murphy Grow, Madison Grilliot, Lexi Fliehman, Brooke Pothast, Katelyn Goettemoeller, Jadyn Barga, Camille Watren. Individuals Carly Shell, Covington; Caroline Heitmeyer, Lehman; Jenna Zimmerman, Lehman; Marie Ewing, Miami East. Division III Boys, 1:30 p.m. Teams Russia: Caleb Ball, Jordan Gariety, Steven Stickel, Trevor Monnin, Bryan Drees, Alex Seger, Ethan Monnier. Individuals Joe Fuller, Lehman Catholic; Devon Jester, Houston; Richie Ware, Versailles. D-III Volleyball Regional Finals At Trent Arena Miami East-Versailles winner vs. Sparta Highland-Fenwick winner, 2 p.m. D-IV Volleyball Regional Finals At Tippecanoe High School Lehman-Fort Loramie winner vs. Jackson Center-St. Henry winner, 2 p.m. D-III Girls Soccer Regional Finals At Hamilton Lehman-Summit CD winner vs. Badin-Cincinnati CD winner, 3 p.m.

"We controlled the line of scrimmage and our backs ran hard," Miller said. "The five turnovers were big too." Covington intercepted the first of four Blazer passes to open the second quarter and senior fullback Bobby Alexander capped the theft with a four-yard plunge to increased the Covington lead to 28-0 with 9:07 left in the first half. National Trail appeared to be gaining some momentum on the following drive as it moved the ball to the Buccaneer side of the field for the first time in the contest and had first-and-ten 30 yards from the end zone. But Covington senior Chance Setters picked off the second Garrett Griffin pass to end the threat at the nine. A few plays later Ouellette found a crease on the right side and raced down the Buccaneer sideline for a 46-yard scoring run to make the score 35-0 in Covington's favor at the half. Covington opened the second half with a time consuming drive deep into National Trail territory, but the Buccaneers missed on a golden opportunity to score with a pass to a wide open receiver that was off the mark. "We missed on some throws that were there," said Miller. "We don't throw the ball much, but

when it's there we need to capitalize." A holding penalty moved Covington back and the Buccs failed to convert on a fourth-andeight, turning the ball over on downs to the Blazers inside the 20. National Trail then moved the ball near midfield, but was picked off once again by Ouellette at the Buccaneer 35. After a run for no gain, Ouellette broke loose one last time from 65 yards away and plowed through a Blazer defender at the goal line to push the Covington lead to 42-0 with 3:53 left in the third quarter. From there the Buccs rotated in the younger players and killed the clock with three time consuming drives that ended in Blazer territory. "It's a good win, but there are things we need to work on," Miller said. "We did do some nice things, forced some turnovers and controlled the line of scrimmage, but we still have a ways to go to get to where we want to be." Covington improves to 9-0 overall and locks up at least a share of the CCC title with an 8-0 record, but there's so much more out there for a team with high expectations. Which is why Dave Miller is critical of his team's performance, even in a 42-0 win.

SIDNEY — When you look at the final score – 60-0 – it’s hard to figure that the winning team needed a wakeup call. But the Lehman Cavaliers did Saturday night at Sidney Memorial Stadium, said their coach, Dick Roll, after the lopsided win. The Cavaliers, for all their success this season, are notoriously slow starters, and it happened again against outmatched Waynesfield-Goshen in Northwest Central Conference football action. After forcing a punt on Waynesfield’s first series, the Cavaliers went fourand-out on its first possession, losing a yard when going for it on fourth-andthree at their own 39. The defense again forced a three-and-out, and that’s when Greg Spearman sounded the wakeup call. He gathered in a punt at his own 17, headed right, appeared to be hemmed in at the sideline, but broke free and sped 83 yards for a 6-0 lead with 9:43 remaining in the opening quarter. That opened the flood gates, and the Cavaliers went on to manhandle the Tigers and clinch no worse than a share of the NWCC championship. They can wrap up an outright crown Friday at Upper Scioto Valley in the regular-season finale, then turn their attention to postseason play. “We were up big after one quarter, but we didn’t play well,” said Roll after the game. “The punt return was big, and we caught a break on the bad snap. “And the kids finally turned it on. But we needed to wake up. We don’t play well early, and we have no answer for it.” The bad snap Roll referred to came with punter Nick Rourke backed up near his own endzone. It sailed over his head and out of the endzone for an apparent safety for the Tigers. But there was laundry on the field, and the call was a strange one – roughing the center on the snap.

The penalty moved the ball out to the 22 yardline, and after a pass for no gain, Rourke kept the ball around left end and was off to the races 78 yards away for a 13-0 lead. Drew Westerheide, who had three touchdown catches in the game, picked off a pass on Lehman’s next series and Lehman drove 45 yards in 10 plays, with Spearman going in from a yard out to make it 20-0. Westerheide then caught the first of his TD passes, a 23-yarder, with :27 left in the first quarter to make it 27-0 after one. Rourke then hit Clay Selsor with a short pass that Selsor turned into a 61-yard touchdown on Lehman’s first possession of the second quarter, and three minutes later he hit Westerheide for a 40-yard scoring strike down the middle of the field to make it 41-0 with 7:00 left before half. That’s how the score stood at the break. When the teams came out for the third quarter, it took Rourke just two plays to find the endzone again, running for 52 yards down to the eight, and keeping it on the next play for the score with 11:17 left in the quarter. Westerheide’s final score came on a 16-yard toss from Rourke with 2:49 left and capped an 11-play drive that included four penalties, three on the Cavs. When the smoke had cleared, the Cavaliers had put up some incredible numbers. They finished with 562 yards in total offense, including 334 on the ground. Rourke was the top rusher, going for 177 yards on just nine carries. He also threw for 202 yards. On the other side of the ball, the Lehman defense held Waynesfield to just 17 yards in total offense. John Husa, who had a good game running the ball, was in the Waynesfield backfield all night long. “John played probably his best game of the year,” said Roll. “We’ve changed our defense, and he’s really feeling confident right now.”

Record Book Baseball

World Series Glance Postseason Baseball Glance All Times EDT WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) All games televised by Fox St. Louis 2, Boston 1 Wednesday, Oct. 23: Boston 8, St. Louis 1 Thursday, Oct. 24: St. Louis 4, Boston 2 Saturday, Oct. 26: St. Louis 5, Boston 4 Sunday, Oct. 27: Boston (Buchholz 12-1) at St. Louis (Lynn 15-10), 8:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28: Boston (Lester 15-8) at St. Louis (Wainwright 19-9), 8:07 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 30: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m. x-Thursday, Oct. 31: St. Louis at Boston, 8:07 p.m.


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

Miami Valley Christian Academy 47, Manchester 20 Sidney Lehman 60, Waynesfield-Goshen 0


W L T Pct PF PA Seattle 6 1 0 .857 191 116 San Francisco 6 2 0 .750 218 145 Arizona 4 4 0 .500 160 174 St. Louis 3 4 0 .429 156 184 Thursday's Game Carolina 31, Tampa Bay 13 Sunday's Games Kansas City 23, Cleveland 17 New Orleans 35, Buffalo 17 New England 27, Miami 17 Detroit 31, Dallas 30 N.Y. Giants 15, Philadelphia 7 San Francisco 42, Jacksonville 10 Cincinnati 49, N.Y. Jets 9 Oakland 21, Pittsburgh 18 Arizona 27, Atlanta 13 Denver 45, Washington 21 Green Bay at Minnesota Open: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee Monday's Game Seattle at St. Louis, 8:40 p.m.

AP Top 25 Poll

National Football League All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE W 6 4 3 3

L 2 4 4 5

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .750 .500 .429 .375

PF 179 143 152 176

PA 144 211 167 213

W 5 3 2 0

L 2 4 5 8

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .714 .429 .286 .000

PF 187 145 122 86

PA 131 146 194 264

W 6 3 3 2

L 2 4 5 5

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .750 .429 .375 .286

PF 197 150 148 125

PA 144 148 179 153

W L T Pct PF PA 8 0 0 1.000 192 98 7 1 0 .875 343 218 4 3 0 .571 168 144 3 4 0 .429 126 150 NATIONAL CONFERENCE W 4 3 2 2

L 4 5 5 6

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .500 .375 .286 .250

PF 230 176 173 141

PA 186 211 229 223

W 6 4 2 0

L 1 3 5 7

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .857 .571 .286 .000

PF PA 196 120 170 96 166 184 100 163

W 4 5 4 1

L 2 3 3 5

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .667 .625 .571 .167

PF 168 217 213 132

PA 127 197 206 181

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 26, total points based on 25 points for a firstplace vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (55) 8-0 1,495 1 2. Oregon (3) 8-0 1,432 2 3. Florida St. (2) 7-0 1,390 3 4. Ohio St. 8-0 1,317 4 5. Baylor 7-0 1,223 6 6. Stanford 7-1 1,189 8 7. Miami 7-0 1,149 7 8. Auburn 7-1 1,022 11 9 9. Clemson 7-1 1,007 10. Missouri 7-1 873 5 11. LSU 7-2 818 13 12. Texas A&M 6-2 811 14 13. Oklahoma 7-1 791 17 14. South Carolina 6-2 701 20 15. Texas Tech 7-1 579 10 16. Fresno St. 7-0 510 15 17. UCLA 5-2 489 12 18. Oklahoma St. 6-1 483 19 19. UCF 6-1 464 21 20. Louisville 7-1 417 18 21. N. Illinois 8-0 290 23 22. Wisconsin 5-2 262 22 23. Michigan 6-1 199 24 24. Michigan St. 7-1 166 NR 25. Arizona St. 5-2 133 NR

Prep Football Scores Ohio High School Football Scores SATURDAY Cin. Gamble Montessori 50, Cin. Hillcrest 10 Cin. Riverview East 61, Day. Belmont 0 Cin. St. Xavier 13, Cle. St. Ignatius 10 Cols. Crusaders 41, Troy Christian 21 Day. Meadowdale 14, Day. Jefferson 6 Hamilton Badin 17, St. Bernard Roger Bacon 7 Lakewood St. Edward 45, Cin. Moeller 42

FRIDAY Arcanum 27, Union City Mississinawa Valley 13 Batavia Amelia 28, Bethel-Tate 0 Bellefontaine 19, New Carlisle Tecumseh 7 Carlisle 64, Camden Preble Shawnee 14 Casstown Miami E. 45, Bradford 14 Cedarville 56, Spring. Cath. Cent. 8 Centerville 31, Beavercreek 29 Cin. Christian 36, Lockland 22 Cin. Colerain 49, Middletown 10 Cin. Country Day 35, Cin. N. College Hill 6 Cin. Elder 30, Highlands, Ky. 27 Cin. Hills Christian Academy 55, Cin. Clark Montessori 0 Cin. Hughes 15, Cin. Woodward 8 Cin. Madeira 17, Cin. Finneytown 7 Cin. Mariemont 42, Cin. Deer Park 0 Cin. McNicholas 38, Cin. Purcell Marian 22 Cin. Mt. Healthy 47, Trenton Edgewood 19 Cin. Princeton 43, Hamilton 7 Cin. Summit Country Day 46, Day. Christian 6 Cin. Walnut Hills 16, Milford 0 Cin. Western Hills 28, Cin. Taft 18 Cin. Wyoming 46, Cin. Indian Hill 6 Clarksville Clinton-Massie 42, Washington C.H. Miami Trace 7 Clayton Northmont 42, Springfield 20 Coldwater 48, Rockford Parkway 6 Covington 42, New Paris National Trail 0 Day. Chaminade Julienne 37, Day. Carroll 25 Day. Oakwood 49, Bellbrook 14 Day. Thurgood Marshall 49, Day. Dunbar 0 Delphos St. John's 48, New Bremen 12 Fairborn 28, W. Carrollton 20 Fairfield 31, Mason 21 Fairfield Christian 37, Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 6 Franklin 41, Brookville 15 Ft. Loramie 54, Lima Perry 0 Germantown Valley View 24, Eaton 7 Hamilton Ross 21, Morrow Little Miami 0 Harrison 28, Cin. NW 13 Huber Hts. Wayne 55, Kettering Fairmont 27 Jamestown Greeneview 56, S. Charleston SE 0 Kenton 28, Celina 14 Kings Mills Kings 35, Cin. Glen Este 17 Lebanon 35, Miamisburg 26 Lew. Tri-County N. 35, W. Alexandria Twin Valley S. 7 Liberty Twp. Lakota E. 28, Cin. Sycamore 21 Lima Bath 28, Elida 20 Lima Cent. Cath. 37, Harrod Allen E. 24 Loveland 42, Cin. Turpin 0 Maria Stein Marion Local 14, Anna 3 Mechanicsburg 44, Spring. NE 27 Middletown Madison Senior 37, New Lebanon Dixie 0 Minster 28, Versailles 21 N. Lewisburg Triad 33, W. Liberty-Salem 29 New Richmond 63, Batavia Clermont NE 0 Reading 20, N. Bend Taylor 10 Spencerville 63, Vermilion 20 Spring. Greenon 14, Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan 7 Spring. NW 58, St. Paris Graham 26 Spring. Shawnee 41, Riverside Stebbins 12 Springboro 41, Xenia 17 St. Henry 28, Ft. Recovery 14 Tipp City Bethel 35, Ansonia 16 Tipp City Tippecanoe 35, Spring. Kenton Ridge 7 Trotwood-Madison 48, Sidney 13 Troy 14, Greenville 10 Urbana 29, Lewistown Indian Lake 14 Vandalia Butler 31, Piqua 14• Piqua Daily Call













For Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is an excellent day to review financial matters, especially regarding shared property, taxes, debt, inheritances and insurance. You're in the zone, and you won't miss a thing. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Discussions with partners and close friends will be sober and serious today. Although communication might not flow easily, discussions about how to share expenses and responsibilities will be productive. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You can accomplish a lot at work today because you're mentally prepared to get the job done. Today, you will burn through things in a steady, busy way. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Discussions about professional sports, the entertainment world, show business, the hospitality industry and the care and education of children will be serious today. People want doable results. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Family discussions will address home repairs today and, possibly, how to repair a rift in the family. Someone older has wise advice to contribute. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your critical faculties are sharp today. If you look at something, your immediate thought will be, "What's wrong with this picture?" However, out of courtesy, you might hesitate to expose problems. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You will be conservative about financial matters today, which is a good thing. You want to know where the money went, and how much more it will cost to do something. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Refrain from being critical of others today, even if you have a critical outlook. It's just what it is. You will be careful, because you don't want to make a mistake. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a fabulous day for research of any kind. You won't stop until you find what you're looking for; in the process, you will be careful and not overlook anything. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Talk to people who are older and more experienced today, because you can benefit from their experience and advice. It never hurts to at least listen. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Discussions with authority figures might feel stilted. Either you feel critical of them, or vice versa. Nevertheless, you also might get excellent advice from someone. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You'll find it easy to buckle down and study or learn anything. It's a good day to finish a school paper or thesis or to tackle legal papers. Just do it. YOU BORN TODAY You're analytical, organized and efficient. In fact, you constantly look for ways to improve doing something. Society, politics and how others negotiate with power intrigue you. You also are persuasive and charming. Many of you become experts in your field. This year something you've been involved with for nine years will end or diminish in order to make room for something new. Birthdate of: Lee Child, writer; Richard Dreyfuss, actor; Winona Ryder, actress.






Monday, October 28, 2013

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Challenging time for Christian adoption movement AP National Writer

To many Christian evangelicals, their commitment to finding homes for the world’s orphans is something to celebrate — and they will, gathering at hundreds of churches across America to direct their thoughts and prayers to these children. But the fifth annual Orphan Sunday, this coming weekend, arrives at a challenging time, and not just because the number of international adoptions is dwindling. The adoption movement faces criticisms so forceful that some of its own leaders are paying heed. The gist: Some evangelicals are so enamored of international adoption as a mission of spiritual salvation — for the child and the adoptive parents — that they have closed their eyes to adoption-related fraud and trafficking, and have not fully embraced alternatives that would help orphans find loving families in their home countries. Some adoption advocates in evangelical circles have angrily rejected the criticisms. But the president of the coalition that organizes Orphan Sunday, Jedd Medefind of the Christian Alliance for Orphans, has urged his allies and supporters to take the critiques to heart even though he disputes some aspects of them. Alliance partners, he says, should be eager to support a broad range of orphan-care programs and to avoid the temptation of viewing adoptive parents as saviors. “When the dominant feature of our thinking becomes ‘us as rescuers,’ we’re in grave danger,” Medefind wrote on the alliance website. “What often follows is the pride, selffocus and I-know-better outlook that has been at the root of countless misguided efforts to help others.” One leading critic of the movement comes from within evangelical ranks — Professor David Smolin, director of the Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics at the law school of Baptist-affiliated Samford University in Alabama. Smolin plunged into the debate after he and his wife adopted two daughters from India in 1998, then learned that the girls had been abducted from an orphanage where they’d been placed temporarily by their mother. The evangelical movement “uncritically participates in adoption systems riddled with child laundering, where children are illicitly obtained through fraud, kidnapping or purchase,” Smolin wrote in a law journal article. “The result is often tragically misdirected and cruel, as the movement participates in the needless separation of children from their families.” Many of Smolin’s concerns were reinforced with the recent publication of “The Child Catchers,” a book about the evangelical adoption movement by journalist Kathryn Joyce. It details cases where foreign children adopted by evangelicals were mistreated and looks at problematic Christian-led adoption initiatives in such countries as Ethiopia, Liberia and Haiti — where Idaho church group leader Laura Silsby briefly was jailed for arranging illegal travel of children after the 2010 earthquake. The evangelical adoption movement, writes Joyce, has provided millions of new advocates for a global adoption industry “too often marked by ambiguous goals and dirty money, turning poor countries’ children into objects of salvation, then into objects of trade.” Medefind wrote a detailed response to the book, crediting Joyce for providing an “important warning regarding potential hazards,

excesses and blind spots” within the movement. But he also accused Joyce of distortions and bias, saying she overstated international adoption’s negative aspects while downplaying its benefits and overlooking promising initiatives. “Errors and pitfalls will always come with any effort to address deep human need,” Medefind wrote. “We must do seemingly opposite things at once: relentlessly pursue the highest ideals — while also knowing that the situation we enter and the results we achieve will often be far less than ideal.” Christian engagement in international adoption goes back many decades, notably to the efforts of a devout Oregon couple, Harry and Bertha Holt, to promote adoption of Korean orphans in the 1950s. Only in the past 10 years, however, has there been formalization of a Christian adoption/ orphan-care movement, as heralded by formation of the Christian Alliance for Orphans in 2004. In 2007, the Christian ministry Focus on the Family — at the time widely known for its opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage — hosted a summit on adoption issues, and in 2008 it launched “Wait No More,” an initiative encouraging evangelicals to adopt children from the U.S. foster care system. In 2009, the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation’s largest Protestant denomination, approved a resolution urging its churches to promote “an adoption culture.” “We call on each Southern Baptist family to pray for guidance as to whether God is calling them to adopt or foster a child,” the resolution said. The resolution was drafted by a rising young leader, the Rev. Russell Moore, who now heads the SBC’s public policy arm, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Committee. Moore is author of “Adopted For Life,” published in 2009, which relates his experiences as father to two boys he and his wife adopted from a squalid Russian orphanage. Moore suggests that the prospect of evangelizing a child shouldn’t be the primary motivation for a Christian to adopt, but says it’s natural for an evangelical parent to seek to pass on values to an adopted child. Another prominent evangelical adoption advocate, Dan Cruver of Traveler’s Rest, S.C., addresses that issue in his book “Reclaiming Adoption.” The ultimate purpose of adoption by Christians, Cruver writes, “is not to give orphans parents, as important as that is. It is to place them in a Christian home that they might be positioned to receive the gospel.” For some adult adoptees, these aspects of the evangelical approach are troubling. Philadelphia-area social worker Amanda TransueWoolston, 28, grew up in Cape May, N.J., after being adopted as an infant by a conservative Christian couple. She speaks respectfully of her adoptive parents, but has abandoned their particular faith for far more liberal Christian universalism. “My belief is that heavy Christian applications don’t help with an adopted child’s identity,” she said. “How the children view themselves in the adoption is much more important than rigidly holding to common Christian cliches.” At the Donaldson Adoption Institute, a prominent adoption think tank, executive director Adam Pertman commended the efforts of some major Christian adoption agencies to expand programs aiding orphans in their home countries. Initiatives by such agencies as Bethany Christian Services and Buckner International

include promoting domestic adoption, foster care and kinship care, and providing support for orphans’ local communities. Bethany and Buckner will be participating Nov. 21-22 in a first-of-its kind conference in Kenya aimed at promoting domestic adoption in East Africa. Bethany’s president, Bill Blacquiere, says many smaller U.S. adoption agencies — Christian and secular — lack the resources and motivation to work on in-country alternatives to international adoption. Some agencies, he said, are lax about checking whether children they place for adoption are part of trafficking schemes and lax in pre-placement training of adoptive families, who in many cases are adopting children with serious physical or emotional challenges. “A lot of people opened shop and did adoptions quick and easy and made a lot of money,” Blacquiere said. “That’s not how adoptions should be done. It’s not supposed to be easy.” Blacquiere said religious evangelism should not be the primary motive for any adoption. “The child may be brought up in a Christian family and be exposed to the gospel — that’s all good and well,” he said. “But our primary reason for doing adoption is to make sure every child has a loving family. “If people are adopting for evangelism, to rescue a child — that’s all the wrong reason,” he added. “These are the adoptions that run into difficulty.” If current trends continue, expanded alternatives to international adoption will be needed. The number of such adoptions by Americans peaked at 22,991 in 2004, just as the evangelical adoption movement took off, and has dropped annually since then, to 8,668 last year. Private adoptions of infants in the U.S. also are declining, though authoritative statistics are lacking. Thus the U.S. foster care system — with about 100,000 children waiting for adoption — offers the most options for evangelicals heeding the call to adopt. Focus on the Family is urging evangelical churches nationwide to take up the cause, and says its own “Wait No More” program has contributed to a drop of more than 50 percent in the number of Colorado foster children waiting to be adopted. “Our focus is kids who need families, not families who need kids,” said Kelly Rosati, who oversees “Wait No More” and, with her husband, has adopted four children from foster care. Some anti-abortion activists, including Christian evangelicals, also are showing increased interest in promoting domestic adoption. For example, Ohio Right to Life is behind proposed state legislation to make adoptions easier by increasing the tax credit for adoptive families and allowing final adoption decrees within 60 days after birth, rather than 12 months. Jedd Medefind, in his response to “The Child Catchers,” expressed hope that the overall movement will be seen in the long term as a positive force. “Is it possible that the Christian orphan care movement carries both strengths and weaknesses similar to many other important movements: prone to certain excesses and enthusiasms, at times naive, always needing of improvement and self-correction — and yet ultimately effecting deep and lasting good for millions?” Medefind wrote. “Only time will tell for sure.”


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In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis delivers his message to the Patrons of the Arts of the Vatican Museum, a fundraising organization for restoring the Vatican’s artistic treasures, on the occasion of their audience, at the Clementine Hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. The Patrons celebrated their 30th anniversary with a five-day extravaganza, which included lectures on museum restoration projects, individual chats with Pope Francis, catered dinners in museum galleries, and capped by a private audience with Francis who took time to greet each of the nearly 350 patrons and their families.

gifts added to revenue from the annual membership fee, said the Rev. Mark Haydu, the program director and priest of the Legion of Christ, a religious order known for its fundraising prowess. Most of the patrons hail from the U.S., where the program began after a traveling exhibit of Vatican treasures caught the attention of some artloving philanthropists. Over the years, their generosity has funded, among other things, the restoration of the Sistine Chapel and three of the four Raphael Rooms in the Apostolic Palace— a point raised by Pope Francis when he greeted each of the 350-plus patrons and family members who gathered on Saturday in the palace for a private audience. “Over the past three decades, the patrons have made an outstanding contribution to the restoration of numerous treasures of art preserved in the Vatican collections and to the broader reli-

gious, artistic and culture mission of the museums,” he said. “For this I thank you most heartily.” Each year the Vatican Museums offers up a “wish list” of the works that need attention in hopes of finding a local chapter or individual patron to adopt the project. The 2014 wish book includes cleaning an 18th century silk embroidered Manchurian dress (10,000 euros/$13,800); sponsoring an outside archaeologist to work on the necropolis dig underneath the Vatican’s parking lot (40,000 euros) and buying new display cases for the Egyptian Museum (930,000 euros). During the anniversary week in Rome, patrons were treated to demonstrations by laboratory restorers about their craft, dinners in Museum galleries and a rare question-and-answer session with a top official in the Secretariat of State about the Vatican’s reform and relations with the media.


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