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Hearing Just part of the job: Christie may be Concerning comments on Obama, Boehner ‘mini-trial’ in theater shootings BY ANGELA DELLI SANTI Associated Press

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In 2010, Gov. Chris Christie underestimated the first major storm of his administration by flying to Disney World hours before snow crippled New Jersey. A year later, he overplayed Tropical Storm Irene with the now-infamous order, “Get the hell off the beach.” When Superstorm Sandy set its sights on his state, he had learned his lesson: be more hands on, more empathetic. “I had a sense from the beginning that this one was going to be really bad,” Christie, 50, told The Associated Press in an interview last week that reflected on a first term that has now positioned him in the national spotlight and as a potential 2016 presidential contender. “With Irene, I went back and forth because the forecasts were going back and forth. When the National Weather Service says it’s going to be a wipe out of the Shore then they start backing off of that, it’s very difficult to set the right tone and, candidly, make the right decisions,” he said. “I might have been firmer in Sandy if it hadn’t been for the experience of Irene when I got everybody off the beach and nothing really awful happened there.” Christie, by his own admission, is “not a subtle personality” and he likes to take charge. Those two traits figured prominently in how the rising Republican handled Sandy. From his frequent, televised updates to

residents as the storm’s winds whipped the state’s beaches to his criticism last week of fellow Republican John Boehner’s decision to delay a U.S. House vote on federal storm aid, his handling of his native state’s worst natural disaster may one day be considered the defining moment in the political career of a budding presidential contender. The timing of the storm — days before a presidential election — ultimately helped define his role in it as well. Christie has been viewed as a nonpartisan advocate for federal aid since the storm hit Oct. 29. He embraced President Barack Obama’s visit to the Jersey Shore six days before the election, inciting catcalls from conservatives. And last week he smacked down Boehner for delaying a vote on the $60.4 billion storm aid package. Christie said he tried to call Boehner four times Tuesday, but none of the calls was returned. Christie’s office received 800 emails in the hours following the governor’s Boehner news conference, mostly positive. Christie said he was just doing his job. “It never struck me that what I should do is calibrate my language in order to be more political. My view was the (president) was helping us and I wanted to tell people. He deserved that credit,” he said. “With Boehner, I would have reacted differently if the speaker had picked up my phone calls Tuesday night and explained what he was doing. The fact that 66 days had already See Job/Page 3

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The suspect in the Colorado movie theater killings returns to court this week for a hearing that might be the closest thing to a trial the victims and their families will get to see. James Holmes, a f o r m e r n e u r o science graduate student, is charged with killing MEL EVANS/AP PHOTO 12 people HOLMES In this Jan. 4 photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris and injurChristie listens to a question during an ining 70 by opening fire in a darkterview in his office at the Statehouse in ened theater in the Denver Trenton, N.J. The first-term Republican has suburb of Aurora last July. earned nearly universal praise for his hanAt a weeklong preliminary dling of Superstorm Sandy, the state's hearing starting Monday, prosworst natural disaster. ecutors will outline their case against Holmes, the first official public disclosure of their evidence. The judge will then determine whether to send the Today’s weather case to trial. Legal analysts say that eviHigh dence appears to be so strong that Holmes may well accept a 35 plea agreement before trial. In such cases, the preliminary Low hearing can set the stage for a deal by letting each side assess 19 the other’s strengths and weaknesses, said Laurie Levenson, a Mostly clear, high pressure former federal prosecutor and brings warming trend for week now a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Complete forecast on Page 3. Preliminary hearings “are often the first step to resolving DAR and CAR to the case, a mini-trial so both meet Saturday sides can see the writing on the PIQUA — The Piqua-Lewis wall,” Levenson said. Boyer Daughters of the American Judges rarely throw out a Revolution (DAR) and Fort Pickcase at this stage because prosawillany Society Children of the ecutors must only meet a “probAmerican Revolution (CAR) will able cause” standard — much meet 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the lower than the “beyond a reaTroy Hayner Cultural Center. sonable doubt” standard for a Hostesses are Nancy Eppleguilty verdict at trial, said Mimi MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO Wesson, a professor of law at It is cold outdoors but local swim teams were still busy this weekend. Swim teams from Piqua, Sid- ston, Laura Larck, and Marianne the University of Colorado Law ney, Greenville and Vandalia-Butler met in competition at the Sidney/Shelby County YMCA. See Ober. Prospective women members are welcome to attend as well today’s sports pages for more information on how Piqua’s swim team fared at the meet. School. as children and students. C.A.R., See Mini-trial/Page 3 the nation's oldest, largest, patriotic youth organization, offers membership to anyone under the age of 21, lineally descended from someone who served in the Continental Army or gave material aid to the cause of freedom in the American Revolution. Program will be Saratoga: The Turning Point.


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BY JOHN HAUER For the Daily Call PIQUA — In today’s fast-paced multimedia world, education is not just a traditional classroom in a traditional school building. Piqua High School intervention specialist Leann Buchanan who is the instructor for Piqua’s Second Shift School and Virtual Academy is right at the forefront of this changing world. Buchanan attended Piqua Catholic until her family moved to Tipp City when she MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO was in 7th grade, and she graduated from Piqua High School teacher Leann Tippecanoe High School in 2004. She was Buchanan works in her classroom last in the symphonic choir and spent many week. hours performing in concerts and competi-

tions. “I wanted to become a special education teacher,” she said. “I had a friend whose brother had Down syndrome, and I really wanted to help kids who had special needs.” Buchanan credits her parents with pushing her to better herself and never give up on her goals. “Also, my junior English teacher at Tipp was Mrs. Pearson, and she pushed me,” Buchanan said. “I didn’t realize it at the time, but her high expectations helped me get through college.” Buchanan enrolled at Xavier University and majored in special education. “I chose Xavier because it was the perfect size and there was a strong religious background,” See Front/Page 3

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Police kill gunman, find 3 more dead in Colo. home Shot at officers from second-story window BY P. SOLOMON BANDA Associated Press AURORA, Colo. (AP) — SWAT officers who stormed a Colorado home where a gunman had holed up found a horrific scene — four dead bodies including that of the gunman. Police said the armed man fired shots at officers Saturday from a secondstory window before officers killed him. Once inside, they found the bodies of three other adults. The suspect, whose name was withheld by police, held officers at bay for nearly six hours after neighbors reported gunfire at 3 a.m. inside the modest townhome in the Denver suburb of Aurora, said police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson. It wasn’t known if officers shot the suspect or if he shot himself. Investigators said two men and a woman appeared to have been killed before officers arrived. The suspect shot at police who approached the front of the home with an armored vehicle and who fired tear gas around 8:15 a.m. He was killed when he fired at officers from the second-story window about 45 minutes later, Carlson said. “After we arrived on scene, there were no more shots fired up until he fired at us,” Carlson said. “During this time he was all over the house. He moved furniture. He was throwing things. He was agitated. He was irrational.” A large front window was missing in the twostory townhome, the window’s mini-blinds in disarray. Bullet holes marked two upstairs windows, and neighbors milled about outside. A fifth person escaped unharmed and called police to report that she saw three people inside the home who “appeared lifeless,” said Carlson, who declined to elaborate about the woman’s escape. A motive for the killings was unknown, and police had yet to say what weapon or weapons were used. Investigators wearing gloves and carrying evidence bags were going over the crime scene. Police declined to release the victims’ names. “We have an idea of who they are, but we obviously want to confirm their

identities with the coroner,” said Carlson, who declined to release the relationship between the victims and the shooter. Officers evacuated neighbors’ homes during the standoff and used a bullhorn to communicate with the gunman, urging him to surrender. Next-door neighbor Melissa Wright, a nurse who treated victims of the July movie theater shootings in Aurora, said she was in her second-floor bedroom when she saw the gunman start shooting from his own bedroom window. She said she didn’t know what he was shooting at, and that she quickly dropped to the floor. “I hit the ground pretty fast,” Wright said. Wright said she slid on her belly to the first floor of her home and told police what she saw upstairs. Officers quickly entered her home. Wright said she knew the gunman as Sonny Archuleta — a name used by police officers trying to negotiate with the man with the bullhorn. Wright said the townhome may have been inhabited by the gunman, the gunman’s wife, her father and another man. The shootings occurred about four miles southeast of the Aurora Mall, where 12 people were killed and dozens were wounded by a gunman at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20. The man charged in that shooting, James Holmes, goes to court Monday for a preliminary hearing in which prosecutors will present their case against him. The July shootings prompted Gov. John Hickenlooper — just before the Newtown, Conn., massacre — to say it is time to debate gun control. It’s expected to be a heated topic at the Colorado Legislature this year. Aurora, just east of Denver, is one of Colorado’s largest and most diverse cities with more than 335,000 residents. It is home to Buckley Air Force Base as well as the sprawling University of Colorado Health Sciences Center campus, where James Holmes studied neuroscience before the movie theater shootings.




Elizabeth Easterwood PIQUA — Elizabeth Easterwood, 92, of Piqua died at 1:08 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 04, 2013, at Miami Va l l e y Hospit a l , D a y t o n . S h e w a s born in Greenfield on Jan. 24, EASTERWOOD 1920, to the late John A. and Hazel (Greene) Holland. On Oct. 19, 1965, in Circleville, she married Willis L. Easterwood. He preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 2000. Elizabeth is survived by two daughters: Mary Jane Hawkins, Trotwood, and Hazel Joanne McKnight, Dayton; one son: John Robert Lee, Piqua; twelve grandchildren, twentyfive great grandchildren and sixteen great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, one daughter and two brothers. Elizabeth graduated from E. L. McClain High School in 1939. She was a member of Cyrene AME Church, Piqua. At the church, she was a member

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of Women’s Missionary Ladies Aid, Society, Trustees and the Layman Organization. Elizabeth had been a member of YWCA since 1946, Council of Churches and Church Women United. She worked at the YWCA for 4 years, Piqua Memorial Hospital for 15 years, J. C Penney’s for 12 years, Elder Beerman for 5 years and also sold Avon as and independent dealer. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cyrene A. M. E. Church, Piqua, with the Rev. Christopher Ferguson officiating and the Rev. John Vaughn having the Eulogy. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may call from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Cyrene A.M.E. Church 227 W. Ash St. Piqua. A special Thanks to a steadfast and loving granddaughter Valerie Graves. Arrangements are entrusted to Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Cyrene A.M.E. Church, 227 West Ash Street, Piqua, OH 45356. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Erma Jean Saul (Purk) ST. PARIS — Erma Jean Saul, née Purk, passed away on the morning of Jan. 4, 2013, at Mercy McAuley Center in Urbana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; son, Ted; sister Lois, and brothers Nelson, Loren “Bud”, Melvin, and Robert. She is survived by her sister, Ann Louise (Floy) Parsons of St. Paris; daughter Rebecca, and son-in-law Ron Jackson of St. Paris; grandson Ted Jackson (Keith Southam) of Chicago, Ill.; grandson Paul (Beverly) Jackson of St. Paris; two great grandsons, Cody Jones and Floy Jackson, of St. Paris., as well as a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. Erma graduated from St. Paris High School in 1946. She and Dick owned and operated Farm View Meats, St. Paris, and greatly enjoyed cooking for family, friends, and the St. Paris Lions Club. She was a charter member of

the St. Paris Antique Study Club. She chose to give her body to the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, St. Paris, with Chaplain Nancy Hardin of the Mercy McAuley Center presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio, PO Box 31238, Independence OH 44131, Paws Animal Shelter, 1535 W US Hwy 36, Urbana, OH 43078, or to Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, Defy the Odds Campaign, P.O. Box 31356, Tampa, FL 33631-3356. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing a last-minute deal that pulled the country back from the “fiscal cliff,” but warned that he“will not compromise” over his insistence that Congress lift the federal debt ceiling. Obama said in his radio and Internet address Saturday that the fiscal cliff deal, approved by Congress on New Year’s Day and signed Thursday,raises taxes on the wealthiest Americans while preventing a middle-class tax increase that could have thrown the economy back into recession.

With one crisis behind him, Obama faces new battles in Congress over raising the country’s $16.4 trillion borrowing limit, as well as scaling back more than $100 billion in automatic spending cuts for the military and domestic programs. The cuts are delayed by two months under the compromise. Lawmakers promise to replace those across-the-board cuts with more targeted steps that could take longer to implement. Obama, speaking from Hawaii, where he is on vacation with his family, said he is willing to consider more spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit. But he said he will not

TIPP CITY — Norman D. Smith, 77, of Tipp City, passed away at 9:55 a.m. S a t u rd a y , Jan. 5, 2013, a t Spring Meade Health Center, T i p p C i t y. N o r - SMITH m a n was born Feb. 23, 1935, in Webster, to the late Robert and Mary Catherine (Grow) Smith. He was married to Loretta E. Shafer on May 3, 1969, and she passed away Dec. 21, 2011. Norman is survived by one brother, Charles Ronald Smith of Versailles; and six sisters and brothers-in-law, Joan and Bill Brandt of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Jackelene Minnich of Greenville;

Norma Jean and Harold Clark of Greenville; Carol Elson of Greenville; Carolyn Sue Benzies of Tipp City; and Connie and Verel Crolett of Normal, Ill. He is also survived by nieces Loretta Houser of Tipp City, Martha Baer of Huber Heights, and nephews of the Fisher Family in Huber Heights. Norman was a retired foundry worker from PMI in Troy. A funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, in Troy, with Pastor Dale Christian officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Condolences may be left for the family at

Sandra L. Heckman CHRISTIANSBURG — Sandra L. Heckman, 77, of Christiansburg, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in Koester Pavilion, Troy. Born Sept. 19, 1935, in Christiansburg, she was a daughter of the late Hubert and Dorotha (Urick) Buroker. She married James Heckman on Dec. 20, 1950; and he preceded her in death May 9, 1999. Together they raised eight children all of whom survive: Chris (Mary) Heckman of Union, Teresa (Wayne) Luttrell of Christiansburg, Tina (Craig) Swartz of St. Paris, Eric (Kim) Heckman of St. Paris, Tara Heckman of St. Paris, Scott (Teresa) Heckman of Fletcher, Tracy York of Christiansburg and Kyle (Tonya) Heckman of Houston. She was a loving grandmother to 17 grandchildren, Jamie and Jessica Heckman, David, Paul and Charlie Wright, Andrew Luttrell, Tiffany Harper, Landon Swartz, Cheyenne and Dana Heckman, Paul Williams, Lindsay and Tyler Heckman, Taylor York, Sommer and Arron Heckman, and Taylor Dean; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgranddaughter. Sandra also is survived by a sister, Nancy (Dan) Kiss of Fair-

born; and a brother, Bruce (Marilyn) Buroker of Troy, two nieces and one nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Kevin Grieser. Sandra attended the Christiansburg United Methodist Church. She will be remembered for her quilting, knitting and sewing. She also liked to read. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in the Christiansburg United Methodist Church, Christiansburg, with one hour of visitation held prior to the service starting at 10 a.m. The Revs. Bill Davis and Maggie Sykes will preside and burial will follow in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery, South Elm Tree Road, St. Paris. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St., St. Paris. Memorial contributions may be sent to Koester Pavilion, Patient Activity Fund, 3232 N. County Road 25-A, Troy, OH 45373. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to w w w. s h i v e l y f u n e r a

Death notices URBANA — Donald M. Pence, 61, of Urbana, passed away at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday in the Concord United Methodist Church, 2963 N. St. Rt. 560, Urbana, Ohio 43078. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Concord United Methodist Church, or to your favorite charity. Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, Saint Paris, is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to Policy: Please send obituary notices by e-mail to or by fax to (937) 773-4225. Deadlines: Notices must be received by 6 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday-Friday, and by 4 p.m. on Monday for Tuesday’s online edition. Questions: Please call Editor Susan Hartley at (937) 773-2721, ext. 207 if you have questions about obituaries.

Obama wants action on borrowing limit BY MATTHEW DALY Associated Press


compromise over his insistence that Congress lift the debt ceiling. The nation’s credit rating was downgraded the last time lawmakers threatened inaction on the debt ceiling, in 2011. “If Congress refuses to give the United States the ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy could be catastrophic,” Obama said. “Our families and our businesses cannot afford that dangerous game again.” If elected officials from both parties “focus on the interests of our country above the interests of party,I’m convinced we can cut spending and raise revenue in a manner that reduces our deficit

and protects the middle class,” Obama said. In the Republican address, Rep.Dave Camp of Michigan said that as attention again turns to the debt limit, “we must identify responsible ways to tackle Washington’s wasteful spending.”

PIQUA — Phyllis J. Shuttleworth, 71, of Piqua, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at her residence. Her funeral arrangements are pending through the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home. TROY — Thomas Dana Wagner, 62, of Troy, died on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at his residence. Services are Pending at Baird Funeral Home, Troy. Friends may express condolences to the family through RUSKING, Fla. — Sada Belle Gibboney, 87, of Ruskin, Fla., formerly of the Miami County area, passed away on Jan. 2, 2013, at Palm Gardens Nursing Home, Ruskin, Fla. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at Highland Cemetery, Covington. Arrangements are being handled by the Hale-Sarver Family Funeral Home, West Milton.

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Interesting parties urged to contact city PIQUA – The beginning of a new year means new opportunities for the city of Piqua, or at least that is belief of the newly established Housing Enhancement League of Piqua. “Since August, we have gathered a group of non-profits and organizations, all with differing viewpoints on housing,” said William Lutz, league administrator. “What we have found through those discussions was really eye-opening for everyone. Everyone came away

from themeeting with a better perspective and a clearer understanding of the issues we are facing as a community when it comes to housing. Better than that, we have developed a core group of committed individuals that are ready to make a real and substantial impact in the community.” At the league’s last meeting in December, the group elected Jim Cruse and chairperson and Ruth Koon as vice-chairperson. “In Jim and Ruth, you have two

real champions for our community that are committed to get things done. I am excited about what the League can do together under their leadership,” added Lutz. At this point, the league is actively looking for places to improve throughout the community and soliciting individuals and groups that are ready, willing and able to lend a hand. If you are interested in learning more about the Housing Enhancement League of Piqua, please contact William Lutz, League Administrator at 778-2062 or via email at

Sunday night high pressure produces warming trend A cold front swept through the Miami Valley Sunday afternoon producing snow and rain showers with high pressure moving into the area overnight that brought drier weather for today and over the next few days. A nice warming trend will start to move into the area on Tuesday and continue for the week with afternoon highs climbing into the 40s. High: 35 Low: 19.





Continued from page 1 gone by with no assistance, all that stuff conspired to create the reaction that I gave.” Christie has received almost universal praise for his handling of the superstorm. A late November Quinnipiac University poll showed 95 percent of those surveyed thought he did an “excellent” or “good” job managing the storm. The poll also found he’d won over a majority of women and minority voters, two constituencies that had not supported him previously. People think of Christie as a guy

who calls it like he sees it, said political strategist Tom Wilson, former chairman of New Jersey’s Republican State Committee. “He’s a Jersey guy,” Wilson said. “It’s the quality that will carry him through the rest of his political career.” The governor’s popularity surge couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. It probably helped convince Newark Mayor Cory Booker not to enter next year’s governor’s race. So far only one major Democratic candidate, state Sen. Barbara Buono, has stepped up to take on Christie in November.

Even Senate President Stephen Sweeney, the state’s most powerful elected Democrat, finds himself agreeing with the governor more often than not. After Christie tongue-lashed Boehner over Sandy aid, all Sweeney could do was nod. “I want to thank the governor for listening when I asked him to step up and call on his party’s congressional members to get their act together,” Sweeney said. “I am glad that the governor has joined me in heaping scorn on those Republican members of Congress who have left New Jersey in dire straits.”

Mini-trial Continued from page 1 Holmes, who faces more than 160 counts including first-degree murder and attempted murder, could have waived his right to a preliminary hearing, allowing lawyers on both sides to prepare for trial. But defense lawyers sometimes go through with the hearing because it gives them a clearer picture of prosecution evidence. “In this case, I think it likely that the genuine purpose of the hearing would be information-gathering by the defense,” Wesson said. Court officials expect many survivors and family members of the dead to attend the preliminary hearing, along with scores of spectators and reporters. At least two overflow rooms are being prepared where the hearing can be observed by video and audio feeds. District Judge William B. Sylvester has imposed a gag order on attorneys and investigators, and many court documents have been filed under seal, so little is known about Holmes’ path from promising graduate student to suspect in a mass murder. The few details that have been made public suggest a disturbing descent. Holmes enrolled in the University of Colorado, Denver Ph.D. program in neuroscience in 2011. In the spring of 2012, authorities say, he began buying weapons, high-capacity magazines, ammunition, explosives and combat gear. At some

point in the school year, he began seeing a university psychiatrist. He failed an oral exam on June 7 and withdrew from the university three days later. He was arrested outside the theater shortly after the July 20 shootings. Federal authorities have said he entered the theater with a ticket and is believed to have propped open a door, slipped out to his car and returned with his weapons. Hours later, investigators found his apartment booby-trapped with potentially deadly explosives, police said. In previous hearings — many witnessed by victims and survivors — Holmes’ appearance and behavior ranged from bizarre to unremarkable. On his first day in court, his hair was a shocking orange-red, his face was covered with stubble and he seemed to be in a daze. By last week, his hair was a natural-looking brown and he wore a full beard. He sat quietly and seemed to be aware of the proceedings. Holmes could get the death penalty or life in prison without parole if he goes to trial and is convicted of murder. He could avoid the death penalty if his lawyers argue he is mentally ill or innocent by reason of insanity. Holmes’ mental health is expected to be a major factor whether his case ends in a plea agreement or goes to trial. His lawyers have told the judge that Holmes was mentally ill, and

court records indicate they may call witnesses in the preliminary hearing to testify about his mental health. The defense team has not said whether Holmes would enter an insanity plea. An insanity plea is different from the competency argument used for Jared Loughner, who pleaded guilty to killing six people and wounding 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in Arizona in 2011. A judge ruled in May 2011 that Loughner was mentally incompetent to stand trial and ordered him to undergo psychiatric treatment. After Loughner spent more than a year in treatment, the judge ruled he had become competent, and Loughner accepted a plea agreement that carried a sentence of life in prison without parole instead of execution. The decision on whether to seek the death penalty will be up to the new district attorney for Arapahoe County, George Brauchler, who was elected in November and takes office Tuesday, after the preliminary hearing begins. Brauchler has not indicated what he will do. A spokeswoman for outgoing District Attorney Carol Chambers, who oversaw the filing of charges against Holmes, declined to comment. If prosecutors do not seek the death penalty, and if Holmes is convicted of or pleads guilty to first-degree murder charges, he would face a mandatory sentence of life without parole.


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Isabelle Josephine Baker Age: 3 Birthdate: Jan. 4, 2010 Parents: Matthew and Kari Baker Siblings: Madeline and Wyatt Grandparents: Thom and Marsha Baker and Beverly Mumford Isabella Josephine Baker

Ethan James Larger Age: 9 Birthdate: Jan. 3, 2004 Parents: Jeff and Heather Larger Sibling: Claire Grandparents: Thom and Marsha Baker, Shirley Larger and the late James Larger Great-grandparents: Lou and MaryLou Havenar Ethan James Larger

Front Continued from page 1 she said.“And, it was a beautiful campus.” She earned her bachelor’s degree in special education K-12 in 2008. At XU, she served on the Counsel for Exceptional Children, a student organization for the betterment of special education. She was a member of Koinonia, a small group of students who met monthly and discussed religious issues. Buchanan landed her first job as a 7th grade intervention specialist for Fairfield Schools. This lasted for two years, then, she and her husband moved back to the Troy area.She was hired by Piqua City Schools to be an inter-

vention specialist and director of the Second Shift school program. Buchanan is actually an employee of the Miami County Educational Service Center, assigned to Piqua High School. Second Shift students come to school at 2:30 in the afternoon and stay until 5:30. School bus service is provided. “This is another, and in some cases the last opportunity, for these students to be successful,” she said. “It’s a small group setting without the daily pressures of a regular school day.” Currently, there are 10 students in Second Shift. “The set up and numbers give me a unique opportunity to spend

Coast Guard rescue woman from Ohio’s Maumee River TOLEDO (AP) — A woman has been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard from a stretch of icy river in downtown Toledo. The Toledo Blade reports the individual’s identity has not yet been released. She was reportedly walking on ice that formed on the Maumee River near the Imagination Station science museum and fell through. Fire officials said the woman was alive when she was retrieved from the water. Further information on her condition wasn’t immediately available. The newspaper reported the victim was spotted by a guest at the Grand Plaza Hotel. Initial reports indicated the rescued person was male. A spokeswoman from the Coast Guard said it was a female.

a lot of time with each student,” she said. “I can listen to them and be there for them to help them through their struggles.” Last year, the Virtual Academy was started so students could stay at home and work on classes through an online school. “It allows students to still be a part of

Piqua High School, but do their school work at home,” she said. “For a student with a stress problem or a student who is pregnant or has a child, this is a wonderful solution to earn credits and not fall behind.” All these students are Piqua High School students and can take part in activities and events.


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2016 politics on display as Congress ended 2012 BY KEN THOMAS WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP’s 2012 vice presidential candidate, voted for the “fiscal cliff” compromise that raised taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul voted against it. And Vice President Joe Biden helped broker the deal with GOP leaders in the Senate. As Congress closed out its term this week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie accused fellow Republicans of showing “callous indifference to the suffering of the people of my state” by not holding a vote on Superstorm Sandy aid. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined him in the rebuke. And Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton drew headlines for a different reason after being hospitalized for a blood clot in her head, an illness that raised questions about the Democrat’s political future. While the next presidential primary voting is still three years away, the political implications of the actions and whereabouts of the potential field of 2016 candidates hung over extraordinary year-end Washington drama. The fiscal cliff vote forced those in Congress who are eyeing presidential runs to stake out early positions which signal how they may be aligning themselves and which could come back to haunt them should they move forward. The intense legislative debate also gave would-be candidates involved in them an opportunity to command the spotlight while rivals were on the sidelines. And the weeks of gridlock over the looming fiscal cliff of big tax increases and spending cuts provided governors weighing bids a chance to cast themselves as outsiders and, perhaps, start building a case for taming Washington paralysis. For Republican White House hopefuls in Congress, the votes on the compromise that raised taxes on the wealthiest Americans could help frame future presidential primary debates over the debt ceiling, tax code reforms and how to fund government and entitlement programs. The party has rejected tax increases for more than two decades but now finds itself trying to regroup after President Barack Obama’s re-election and dealing with a struggle between Republicans who want to take a more pragmatic tax approach and tea party loyalists advocating a firm anti-tax position. “The American people chose divided government. As elected officials, we have a duty to apply our principles to the realities of governing,” Ryan said after joining with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in support of the bill, putting him in the minority of the GOP caucus and against the tea party. Ryan may be spared some political fallout from the right, given that Republican activist Grover Norquist, who for years has pushed GOP lawmakers to pledge not to raise taxes, and several other conservative heavyweights supported the bill, including Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn and Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, the former head of the anti-tax Club for Growth. Two other potential 2016 presidential candidates drew praise from conservative opponents of the measure for voting to refuse tax increases. Ken Thomas covers politics for The Associated Press.

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the economy second. any Republicans That economy-second have accused strategy worked in Obama’s Barack Obama of first term, at least if the defignoring the economy. inition of “worked” is that That’s not true. The probthe president was able to lem with Obama is not that put the economy behind he has ignored the economy, other priorities and still win but that it was never his top re-election. In “The Escape priority in his first term as BYRON YORK Artists: How Obama’s Team president, even as millions Columnist Fumbled the Recovery,” the of Americans suffered the liberal journalist Noam consequences of a devastatScheiber interviewed foring economic downturn. Now, with many still struggling, we mer top White House economic adviser know the economy won’t be Obama’s top Lawrence Summers, who said Obama concern in his second term, either. On undoubtedly put health care reform “Meet the Press” on Sunday, when the ahead of fixing the economy. “I always admired the president’s president was asked to name his top priority for the next four years, he first courage for recognizing that 50 years listed immigration reform. “That’s some- from now, people would remember that thing we should get done,” Obama said. all Americans had health care,” SumThe economy came after that, as the mers told Scheiber. “And even if pursupresident continued: “The second thing ing health care affected the pace of the that we’ve got to do is to stabilize the recovery, which was unlikely in my view, people wouldn’t remember how fast the economy and make sure it’s growing.” Obama’s third priority for his new recovery from this recession was.” Scheiber himself attributed Obama’s term is to manage the explosion in U.S. energy production “in a way that also health care-before-the-economy position deals with some of the environmental to the president’s “strain of messianism.” “Obama really was more focused on challenges that we have.” Given that the energy revolution — fracking and the long-term, historically significant acdiscovery of huge new sources of gas and complishments than marginal, nearoil — is a key driver of economic growth, term differences in the pace of the Obama’s third priority is, in effect, to put recovery,” Scheiber wrote this year. “On some level, Obama was prepared to acthe brakes on his second priority. During Obama’s first term, when eco- cept (and I’m making up these numbers nomic conditions bordered on desperate, for argument’s sake) three years of Republicans often criticized him for put- painfully high unemployment with ting the economy behind other concerns, health care reform rather than 30 most notably national health care. In- months of painfully high unemployment deed, the president and Democrats without it. And the reason is the one sometimes conceded the criticism when Summers alluded to (before disputing): they talked about making a “pivot” to Health care was simply more historithe issue of jobs and the economy from cally important than avoiding those whatever policy pursuit Obama felt was extra six months of pain.” For millions of Americans, however, more important at the time. When the time came to run for re-elec- that pain is still going on. Even if the nation, Obama finally started talking tional conversation has moved on to about the economy — a lot. He talked other issues, unemployment is still 7.7 about it, and why his economic plan was percent, and it is only that low because superior to Mitt Romney’s, so much that many Americans have given up looking audiences might well have come away for a job. In November, the federal govwith the impression that economic re- ernment’s measure of those unemployed covery was the president’s top second- who are looking for work, plus those who term priority. Turns out they would have want to work but have lost hope, was 14.4 percent. been wrong. But Obamacare is a reality. And the At the same time, even though Obama has long said he wants to pursue immi- newly re-elected Obama still has that gration reform, he didn’t talk about it “strain of messianism.” In the second much in his standard stump speech. In term, legalizing millions of illegal immifact, in the speech he used in the final grants will be a “more historically imdays of the campaign, Obama didn’t talk portant” accomplishment for Obama about immigration reform at all, unless than the prosaic task of improving ecoone counts his accusation that Republi- nomic conditions for suffering Americans want to “turn back the clock 50 cans. So that’s what he’s going to do. years for women, and for immigrants, Byron York is chief political correand for gays.” But now, it’s immigration reform first, spondent for The Washington Examiner.

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WASHINGTON (AP) Congress made the obvious official on Friday. President Barack Obama has been re-elected. In a joint session, Congress formally certified that Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were the winners in the November election with 332 electoral votes, well more than the 270 required. Republican Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, won 206 votes. It’s a mostly ceremonial yet constitutionally necessary vote that’s mostly intriguing to political junkies and policy wonks. The count Friday lacked the suspense of the drawn-out campaign and election but was steeped in tradition. Biden and about a dozen senators trekked across the Capitol from the Senate to the House chamber, and the vice president joined House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on the rostrum. Senate pages carried two dark wooden boxes that contained the results of the electoral votes that had been counted in the state capitals last month. Clerks used silver letter openers to unseal the envelopes. Taking turns, the leaders of the Senate Rules Committee Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. and the top members of the Administration House Committee Reps. Candice Miller, R-Mich., and Robert Brady, D-Pa. read the results from each state. Biden, who presided over the session, announced the final results to applause from the scattering of House and Senate members in the chamber. The 12th Amendment directs the electors chosen by the states to meet and vote for president and vice president. Each state gets its equivalent in the 435member House and the 100-member Senate. The District of Columbia gets the other three electors. Their certified tally sheets must be counted in Washington. The low-key session was in sharp contrast to the drama in January 2000, when Vice President Al Gore, the loser in the disputed election, presided over the certification of an electoral count that gave the presidency to his rival, Republican George W. Bush. Gore had beaten Bush in the popular vote but lost the electoral count.









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This undated publicity film image from Lionsgate shows Alexandra Daddario, left, as Heather Miller in a scene from “Texas Chainsaw 3-D,” releasing in theaters on Jan. 4. BY DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took Leatherface and his chainsaw to chase tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins out of the top spot at the box office. Lionsgate’s horror sequel “Texas Chainsaw 3D” debuted at No. 1 with $23 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The movie picks up where 1974’s “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” left off, with masked killer Leatherface on the loose again. Quentin Tarantino’s revenge saga “Django Unchained” held on at No. 2 for a second-straight weekend with $20.1 million. The Weinstein Co. release raised its domestic total to $106.4 million. After three weekends at No. 1, part one of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy slipped to third with $17.5 million. That lifts the domestic haul to $263.8 million for “The Hobbit,” the Warner Bros. blockbuster that also has topped $500 million overseas to raise its worldwide total to about $800 million. Also passing the $100 million mark over the weekend was Universal’s musical “Les Miserables,”

Starbucks and the undisclosed bidder come to $10.6 million, above the $9.2 million Dempsey is offering to pay through his company. Tully’s Coffee, which has more than 500 employees and locations in Washington and California, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October, citing lease obligations and underperforming stores.TC Global Inc., its parent company, said in a release Friday that it was “encouraged and excited” about Dempsey’s commitment to the chain. “I’m thrilled that we won and I’m even more excited about saving Tully’s Coffee and its hundreds of jobs,” Dempsey said. Seattle has a special place in Dempsey’s career — “Grey’s Anatomy” took place in a fictional hospital in the city.


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Year’s and on now to the first official weekend of 2013,” said analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “We’re looking for an even stronger year this year. That’s in the realm of possibility. But we have 51 weekends to go.” Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. 1. “Texas Chainsaw 3D,” $23 million. 2. “Django Unchained,” $20.1 million. 3. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” $17.5 million. 4. “Les Miserables,” $16.1 million ($14.5 million international). 5. “Parental Guidance,” $10.1 million. 6. “Jack Reacher,” $9.3 million ($22.3 million international). 7. “This Is 40,” $8.6 million. 8. “Lincoln,” $5.3 million. 9. “The Guilt Trip,” $4.5 million. 10. “Promised Land,” $4.3 million.

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McDreamy says he beat Starbucks for coffee chain SEATTLE (AP) — “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey may be the real “McSteamy.” The actor, who was dubbed “McDreamy” by fans of the hospital drama while his co-star affectionately has been called “McSteamy,” won a bankruptcy auction to buy Tully’s Coffee, a small coffee chain based in Seattle. Among those Dempsey beat out is Tully’s much bigger Seattle neighbor, Starbucks Corp., which wanted to convert the cafes to its own brand. Dempsey, whose company Global Baristas LLC plans to keep the Tully’s name, declared victory on the social media site Twitter with the message: “We met the green monster, looked her in the eye, and...SHE BLINKED! We got it! Thank you Seattle! But Starbucks says not so fast. The chain, which has 18,000 cafes worldwide, said in a statement that a final determination on the winning bid won’t be made until a court hearing on Jan. 11. Starbucks said it’s in a “back-up” position” to buy 25 of the 47 Tully’s cafes, with another undisclosed bidder making an offer for the remainder. The combined bids of

which finished at No. 4 with $16.1 million, pushing its domestic total to $103.6 million. Like other horror franchises, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” has had several other remakes or sequels, but the idea always seems ripe for a new wave of fright-flick fans. Nearly two-thirds of the audience was under 25, too young — or not even born — when earlier “Texas Massacre” Chainsaw movies came out. “It’s one of those that survives each generation. It’s something that continues to come back and entertain its audience,” said Richie Fay, head of distribution for Lionsgate. “Texas Chainsaw” drew a hefty 84 percent of its business from 3-D screenings. Many movies now draw 50 percent or less of their revenue from 3-D screenings, but horror fans tend to prefer paying extra to see blood and guts fly with an added dimension. In narrower release, Matt Damon’s natural-gas fracking drama “Promised Land” had a slow start in its nationwide debut, coming in at No. 10 with $4.3 million after opening in limited release a week earlier. Released by Focus Fea-

This deal occurred in the 1977 world championship match between the United States and Argentina. At the first table, with Bobby Wolff and Bob Hamman North-South for the U.S., the bidding went as shown. An opening one-club bid by Wolff would have promised at least 17 high-card points, so he opened two clubs, indicating six or more clubs and 12 to 16 high-card points. The Argentine West led the king of diamonds and shifted to a club. Hamman cashed the A-K of clubs, discarding a heart, and when the queen of clubs fell, he continued with the jack. When East

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BY MELANIE YINGST those New Year’s Resolutions than do a 5K in Staff Writer February?” Runners and walkers TROY — Was finish- can enter for $15 before ing a 5k race on your res- Feb. 1, which includes a olution list? Then run for “Sweetheart Shuffle” the “Rec” of it. race T-shirt. The Troy Rec will host After Feb. 1, the entry its second annual Sweet- fee will be $20, and Theart Shuffle 5K race on shirts may not be availFeb. 9 with all proceeds able. Registration will be to benefit the youth cen- accepted the day of the ter’s remodeling projects event starting at 8 a.m. and program revitaliza- until the time of the race. tion efforts, according to The race also will have director Nicole Hanes. door prizes for winners “This is our second provided by many local year and we had more sponsors of the race. people than expected for Hanes said with the winlast year so we are ex- ter race, many sponsors cited for this year’s have provided plenty of event,” Hanes said. “The prizes to keep racers money is going toward warm before, after and the physical renovations during the race. at The Rec as well as Results and registrageneral programming tion forms are available and all of our future ef- online at forts at The Rec.” or through The Rec’s Hanes said this year’s Facebook page. changes include all racThe Sweetheart Shufers will meet in the Troy fle 5K is part of the Memorial Stadium’s Miami County 5K Tour. Alumni Victory Room Snacks, awards and door where the race will begin prizes will be given after and will run along the the finish. Great Miami River For more information Recreational Trail. about the Sweetheart “It’s along the river Shuffle 5K Run/Walk, and that’s a nice scenic call The Troy Rec at 339route — it’ll be a lot of 1923 or e-mail fun,” Hanes said. To get in the “loveydovey” Valentine holiday What: Sweetheart spirit, the Sweetheart Shuffle 5K Run/Walk Shuffle 5K also will fea- presented by The Troy ture a “Sweetheart Divi- Rec. THe Sweetheart sion” for couples to Shuffle is part of the combine times and win Miami County 5K Tour. “an extra sweet surWhere: Troy Memoprise.” rial Stadium’s Alumni Hanes said once again Victory Room, located at the 5K has divisions for 150 Staunton Rd., Troy. all age levels including a The race course follows 10 and under category the Great Miami River for children. Recreational Trail. “This is a kid and When: Saturday Feb. stroller friendly course,” 9 at 9 a.m. Registration Hanes said. “It’s a great begins at 8 a.m. All prorun for all ages. What is ceeds benefit The Troy a better way to kick off Rec and its programs

Probe into ex-Sidney man’s death continues SIDNEY — The Sidney Daily News has learned that an investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol into an alleged murder in prison by Lawrence Michael “Mike” Hensley is ongoing. Hensley, 43, formerly of Sidney, is incarcerated in the Toledo Correctional Institution, serving a life sentence for four counts of aggravated murder, three counts of kidnapping and three counts of attempted

aggravated murder. He was convicted of killing four people in 1999. In September, he was implicated in the death of Brad Hamlin, of Mantua, who was in prison for burglary, breaking and entering and theft in Cuyahoga County. On Thursday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said that the investigation, which includes looking into the possibility that three people were involved in Hamlin’s murder, has continued. The patrol could release no other details at this time.

BY MELANIE YINGST Civitas Media TROY — While losing weight and getting in shape may top most people’s New Year’s resolution lists, getting financially fit also is a popular resolution to shed bad spending habits. The Troy-Miami County Public Library will be hosting a free Personal Finance Management twopart seminar to help begin the financial fitness process during the month of January — Financial Wellness Month.

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FT. LORAMIE — During the Ft. Loramie Community Service Club’s Sunshine Basket event, community members in area nursing homes were presented gift certificates and area shut-ins, and families experiencing the death of loved ones were given poinsettias. Items collected during the Ft Loramie senior and junior high school food drive were presented to the local St.Vincent DePaul Food Pantry for distribution to those in need. The donations are made to assist community members experiencing difficult times in the holiday season. The service club will have two meetings in January. The monthly and annual business meeting

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nance management classes will be facilitated by a representative from the Graceworks Lutheran Services, Consumer Credit Counseling. “It’s a free program and anyone is welcome to attend,” Cretsos said. Cretsos the classes are geared towards adults looking for information to calculate income, set realistic short term and long term goals, how to manager financial setbacks

the ordinance before taking a vote. Council agreed, noting the next two readings will occur at the January and February meetings. Village Solicitor Dan Bensman informed council the current tax ordinance will require an amendment before hiring a private firm to collect delinquent taxes. Mayor Terry Daugherty informed council that requested funds totaling $138,000, with a 50 percent matching grant from the Ohio Public Works Project (OPWC), are ex-

pected to be approved by the OPWC. The money is slated for the Main Street reconstruction project targeted to begin in the fall of 2013. Daugherty addressed concerns relating to the Russia Post Office hours and whether or not the location will close or operate on reduced hours. Currently the post office is open from 8 a.m. to noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Daugherty discussed the desire of

residents for a new schedule. However, he informed council the decision would be made by the U.S. Postal Service at a meeting next month. Daughtery said he will be attending the meeting. Village Administrator Rick Simon told council that Jeff Monnin had planted six different varieties of trees in the village park. The cost for the project was $1,560. He also noted volunteers removed 42 trees from the park at a cost of $900 for stump grinding.

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INFORMATION Call ROB KISER, sports editor, at 773-2721, ext. 209, from 8 p.m. to midnight weekdays. Piqua Daily Call •

IN BRIEF ■ Bowling

Piqua teams sweep Wave The Piqua bowling teams swept Greenville Friday at Brel-Aire Lanes. The boys won a thriller 1,936-1,932. Mike Haney led Piqua with games of 222 and 232 for a 454 series. Other Piqua scores were Josh Homer 157191—348, Jacob Ganger 171-142—313, Brad Anderson 154-154—308, Brady Shaw 134. The girls won 1,8411,545. Hayley Ryan had two games of 195 for a 390 series. Other Piqua scores included Shae Doll 157186—343, Kaili Ingle 156-137—293, Emily Wenrick 177, Alaina Mikolajewski 150, Haley Huebner 128 and Natalie Thobe 102.

■ Basketball

Piqua eighth boys get win The Piqua eighth grade boys basketball team improved to 7-1 with a 43-38 win over Northmont Green Saturday. It was a good team win with players playing their roles and controlling the game throughout. Nathan Monnin scored 10 points and pulled down 18 rebounds, while Storm Cook had 18 points and five rebounds. Piqua has two tough games this week with Wayne tonight and Springfield Gold Wednesday.


INSIDE ■ Covington wrestlers third at Troy, page 8. ■ Prep basketball roundup, page 9.


Perfect ‘plan’ Piqua gives Jackets battle BY ROB KISER Sports Editor SIDNEY — Piqua girls basketball coach Rory Hoke came up with a defensive gameplan on the GWOC’s leading scorer Konner Harris that shined like a “diamond”. But, the Sidney senior still made her presence felt in key situations and the Jackets got enough scoring inside to get past Piqua 52-42 in a matchup of GWOC North unbeatens Saturday. Piqua used a diamond-and-one defense, shadowing the explosive guard all game with the combination of Janise Hummel, Hannah Went, Teija Davis and Danajha Clemons — with help from Katie Allen. They limited her to five field goals and 14 points — nine under her average. “I am really proud of the effort the girls gave today,” Hoke said. “I thought we did a great job on the Harris girls. Sidney came in averaging 60 and we held them to 52. Sidney is a very good team and we played right with them.” See PIQUA/Page 8


Piqua’s Hannah Went is pressured against Sidney Saturday afternoon.

Piqua swims at Sidney Tigers sweep meet

PIQUA SCORING Chappie 4, Cook 18, Patton 2, Hecker 1, Hawk 4, Smith 3, Monnin 10, Rohrbach 1.

SIDNEY — The Piqua girls swim team finished second in a four-team meet at Sidney, while the boys were third. Emma Kiefer led Piqua, sweeping the 100 butterfly, 1:08.83; and 100 backstroke, 1:07.19.

Scores to air hoop games will air the following high school basketball games this week: Tuesday: Fort Loramie girls at Mechanicsburg, 7:10 p.m. Wednesday: Sidney girls at Vandalia-Butler, 7:10 p.m. Thursday: Graham girls at Anna, 7:10 p.m. Friday: Anna boys at Fairlawn, 7:40 p.m. Saturday: Russia girls at Minster, 2:10 p.m.; New Knoxville boys at Jackson Center, 7:10 p.m.



Grady Stewart and Logan Walters dive into the pool for Piqua Saturday night.


How many Q: coaches have the Bengals had since their last playoff win?

BOYS Team scores: Sidney 124, Greenville 101, Piqua 44, Tri-Village 10. Piqua Placers 200 Medley Relay: 2.Piqua (Zach Simpher, Grady Stewart, Andrew Lamphar, Robert Bim-Merle), 2:01.39. 200 Freestyle: 6.Joye Hsiang, 3:02.50. 200 IM: 5.Robert Bim-Merle, 2:50.17. 50 Freestyle: 4.Grady Stewart, 27.04; 6.Logan Walters, 28.23. 100 Butterfly: 3.Andrew Lamphar, 1:09.42. 100 Freestyle: 4.Robert Bim-Merle, 1:01.83; 6.Zach Zimpher, 1:02.65. 500 Freestyle: 5.Jaron Cantrell, 7:36.05. 200 Freestyle Relay: 3.Piqua (Robert Bim-Merle, Grady Stewart, Zach Zimpher, Andrew Lamphar), 1:47.27. 100 Backstroke: 4.Zach Zimpher, 1:11.84; 6.Logan Walters, 1:19.99. 100 Breaststroke: 4.Grady Stewart, 1:15.61; 5.Andrew Lamphar, 1:20.73. GIRLS Team scores: Vandalia-Butler 144, Piqua 56, Greenville 55, Sidney 53. Piqua Placers 200 Medley Relay: 2.Piqua (Emma Kiefer, Katie Stewart, Kayla Schrubb, Courtney Bensman), 2:10.98; 6.Piqua B (Michaela Bell, Cecily Stewart, Sarah Palmer, Ellie Ryan), 2:38.98. 200 IM: 3.Kayla Schrubb, 2:50.29; 5.Katie Stewart, 3:01.58. 50 Freestyle: 6.Courtney Bensman, 30.64. 100 Butterfly: 1.Emma Kiefer, 1:08.83. 100 Freestyle: 3.Kayla Schrubb, 1:07.41. 500 Freestyle: 5.Ellie Ryan, 7:31.49; 6.Courtney Bensman, 7:36.35. 200 Freestyle Relay: 2.Piqua (Kayla Schrubb, Cecily Stewart, Katie Stewart, Emma Kiefer), 1:59.43. 100 Backstroke: 1.Emma Kiefer, 1:07.19. 100 Breaststroke: 5.Cecily Stewart, 1:27.35. 400 Freestyle Relay: 7.Piqua (Allison Divens, Darrien Stewart, Alana George, Hannah Ryan), 5:49.39.

Tigers sweep New Bremen The Versailles boys and girls swimming teams swept a meet with New Bremen Saturday. The boys won every event in a 110-31 victory, led by Mitchell Stover, who broke his won school record in the 200 freestyle. with a time of 1:48.27. Stover also won the 500 freestyle, 5:07.70; while Andrew Kramer swept the 200 IM, 2:18.32; and 100 backstroke, 1:05.53. Cole Albers won the 100 butterfly, 1:00.37; and 100 breaststroke, 1:09.28; while Sam Prakel won the 50 freestyle, 24.4; and Sam Subler won the 100 freestyle, 53.58. Versailles also swept the 200 medley



QUOTED "It hurts when you lose, particularly when you lose in the playoffs." —Marvin Lewis on the Bengals loss Saturday

Piqua’s Emma Kiefer swims the backstroke Saturday night at the Sidney YMCA.

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Buccs wrestle well at Troy



Divens Swims For Lady Indians

Finish third as team TROY — The Covington High School wrestling team put in a solid team performance at the Troy Invitational, taking thrid in the 18-team tournament.. Cincinnati St. Xavier won the event, while Mt. Vernon placed second. Individually, the Buccs also brought home a lot of hardware as twelve of their fourteen competing wrestlers placed in the top seven at the event. Wrestlers competed in pools of four with the winners going to the semifinals and the runners-up wrestling for fifth through eighth. Eight Covington wrestlers won their pools, while another four finished as runners-up. The Buccs were led by Ryan Ford who brought home the championship at 126 pounds with a 5-3 decision over Ryan Gordon of St. Xavier. He advanced to the finals by pinning state alternate Josh Booher of Milton-Union after winning three matches during pool wrestling — two by pin. Jake Sowers (152) and Ben Miller (170) both finished in second place for the team. Sowers dropped a 7-4 decision to state qualifier Lucas Staten of Mt. Vernon after winning by default in the semifinals over teammate Cole Smith who was wrestling as an extra. Sowers went 3-0 in his pool with three pins. Miller dropped an 11-0 decision to district placer Derek Collett of Coldwater in the finals, after getting a nice pin in the semifinals over district qualifier Jase Farlow of Marshall. Thurgood Miller went 3-0 in his pool with two pins. Three Buccaneers finished third overall with 41 records — Daniel Jennings (145), Cole Smith (152) and Kyler Deeter (160). In their finals matches, Jennings (four pins overall) earned a pin over Mack Rose of Miami East, Smith (two pins) won a 42 overtime decision over Joe Wendt of St. Xavier, and Deeter (three pins) picked up a 15-2 major decision victory over district qualifier Austin Robbins of Tipp City. Brock Smith (138) and A.J. Ouellette (182, one pin) both won their pools and finished in fourth place for the Buccs, while Brian Olson (195, three pins) took runner-up in his pool, then won his next

two matches to take fifth place. Taking runner-up in their pools and winning their final matches to finish 3-2 and place seventh overall were Connor Ryan (106, one pin), Justin Daniel (220, one pin) and Jordan Wolfe (285, 2 pins). Michael Cox (113) and Dustin Freeman (132) also competed well for the team. ■ Miami East didn't have any individual champions on Saturday, but they piled up enough points up and down the lineup to take seventh as a team with 141 points. Returning state qualifier Allen Seagraves (120) had the best solo finish, taking second place. He fell 11-8 in the title match to Mount Vernon's Dakota Riley. Austin Rush (132) finished third, pinning Coldwater's Reece Kaiser. Mack Rose (145) finished fourth and Aaron Hubbard (170) was sixth. Covington, Miami East and Tippecanoe will all meet in Troy again Thursday night for a quad.

Cavs compete


Allison Divens swims for the Piqua girls in a meet Saturday. For more on the meet, see page 7.

Swimming Continued from page 7 relay (Stover, Albers, Subler, Prakel), 1:50.61; freestyle relay 200 (Kramer, Cole Poeppelman, Subler, Prakel), 1:38.57; and the 400 freestyle relay (Stover, Kramer, Poeppelman, Albers), 3:39.78. The girls won 114-26, winning every event. Lexi Fliehman swept the 50 freestyle, 25.20; and 100 freestyle, 56.12; while Amber Seibert won the 500 freestyle, 5:54.29; and 100 backstroke, 1:07.28 and Ashlyn Cordonnier won the 100 butterfly, 1:05.77; and 100 breaststroke, 1:15.07.. Also winning for the Lady Tigers were Bailey Marshal, 200 freestyle, 2:04.33; Hannah Marshal,

200 IM, 2:24.68; the 200 medley relay (Hannah Marshal, Siebert, Cordonnier, Bailey Marshal), 1:59.87; the 200 freestyle relay (Cordonnier, Rachel Subler, Abbey Marshal, Fliehman), 1:47.86; and the 400 freestyle relay (Fliehman, Seibert, Amber Marshal, Bailey Marshal), 3:59.47.

PLYMOUTH — The Lehman wrestlign team competed at the Plymouth Invitational Saturday, with six wrestlers earning .BOYS Versailles 110, New Bremen 31 23.5 points for the team Versailles Results total 200 Medley Relay: 1.Versailles (Mitchell Stover, Cole Albers, Sam Subler, Sam At 160 pounds Skylar Prakel), 1:50.61; 3.Versailles B (Quincy Baltes, Harrison Detrick, Chris Klamar,Tyler Brown ran into some Rose), 2:13.58. stern competition this 200 Freestyle: 1.Mitchell Stover, 1:48.27; 3.Quincy Baltes, 2:44.82; 4.Tyler weekend. After being Rose, 2:51.81. seeded second, he was 200 IM: 1.Andrew Kramer, 2:18.32; 2.Chris Klamar, 2:35.75; 4.Harrsion Detrick, able earn fourth place on 2:51.21. the day. 50 Freestyle: 1.Sam Prakel, 24.4; 2.Darren Subler, 28.33; 3. Ian Lawrence, 29.94. In pool wrestling, 100 Butterfly: 1.Cole Albers, 1:00.37; 2.Cole Poeppelman, 1:06.53; 3.Chris KlaBrown dominated his opmar, 1:09.95. winning all ponents 100 Freestyle: 1.Sam Subler, 53.58; 2.Sam Prakel, 54.70; 5.Tyler Rose, 1:11.94. matches by pin or technical fall. In the semi-finals, Brown was defeated by a Mapleton wrestler. He was down by two Continued from page 7 points with 20 seconds remaining, he took a shot and was unable to finish. He was unable to win a difficult match for third; the loss was in the second sudden victory period. Two wrestlers, Allen Armstrong at 220 pounds and Joe Simpson at 126 pounds, were able to secure wins by pin. Allen was down in both matches and hung tough to secure his wins, while Simpson grinded out a tough win. “All of our wrestlers are showing continuous improvement and making good things happen in their matches,” Lehman coach Cam Holler said. Lehman will wrestle at the Tri-County North InMIKE ULLERY/CALLPHOTO vitational Saturday. Macy Yount drives against Lauren Elmore.

GIRLS Versailles 114, New Bremen 26 Versailles Results 200 Medley Relay: 1.Versailles (Hannah Marshal, Amber Seibert, Ashlyn Cordonnier, Bailey Marshal), 1:59.87; 2.Versailles B (Rachel Subler, Caroline Prakel, Abbey Marshal, Hannah Wenig), 2:07.81; 4t.Versailles C (Alyssa Barlage, Emily Ruhenkamp, Lindsey Didier, Gabrianna Mescher,) 2:27.62; Versailles D (Emily Stammen, Katelyn Platfoot, Kori Oliver, Taylor Stover), 2:37.82. 1. Bailey Marshal, 200 Freestyle: 2:04.33; 2.Murphy Grow, 2:19.53; 3.Lindsey Didier, 2:52.50. 200 IM: 1.Hannah Marshal, 2:24.68; 2.Hannah Wenig, 2:42.09; 3.Caroline Prakel, 2:45.44. 50 Freestyle: 1.Lexi Fliehman, 25.20;

3.Hannah Wenig, 29.63; 4.Breana Winner, 29.91; Gabrianna Mescher, 30.76; Emily Ruhenkamp, 31.63; Kori Oliver, 34.93. 100 Butterfly: 1.Ashlyn Cordonnier, 1:05.77; 2.Murphy Grow, 1:21.12; 3.Lindsey Didier, 1:27.84. 100 Freestyle: 1.Lexi Fliehman, 56.13; 2.Bailey Marshal, 56.15; 3.Abbey Marshal, 1:01.79; Janelle Mangen, 1:13.61. 500 Freestyle: 1. Amber Seibert, 5:54.29; 2.Hannah Marshal, 5:59.44; 3.Rachel Subler, 6:46.05; Gabrianna Mescher, 6:58.57; Emily Stammen, 8:10.00; Katelyn Platfoot, 8:29.00; Kori Oliver, 9:10.78; Taylor Stover, 9:16.69; Alyssa Barlage, 9:19.57. 200 Freestyle Relay: 1.Versailles (Ashlyn Cordonnier, Rachel Subler, Abbey Marshal, Lexi Fliehman, 1:47.86; 2.Versailles B (Murphy Grow, Lindsey Didier, Breana Winner, Caroline Prakel, 1:59.84; 4.Versailles C (Janelle Mangen, Kori Oliver, Taylor Stover, Emily Ruhenkamp), 2:19.07. 100 Backstroke: 1.Amber Seibert, 1:07.28; 2. Rachel Subler, 1:10.72; 3.Breana Winner, 1:16.61; Janelle Mangen, 1:30.93; Emily Stammen, 1:31.52; Alyssa Barlage, 1:31.53; Taylor Stover, 1:45.56. 100 Breaststroke: 1.Ashlyn Cordonnier, 1:15.07; 2.Abbey Marshal, 1:17.47; 3.Caroline Prakel, 1:22.33; Emily Ruhenkamp, 1:31.46; Katelyn Platfoot, 1:32.52. 400 Freestyle Relay: 1.Versailles (Lexi Fliehman, Amber Seibert, Hannah Marshal, Bailey Marshal), 3:59.47; 2.Versailles B (Murphy Grow, Janelle Mangen, Breana Winner, Hannah Wenig), 4:31.26; 4.Versailles C (Alyssa Barlage, Emily Stammen, Katelyn Platfoot, Gabrianna Mescher), 5:18.70.


OSU struggles on offense Buckeyes routed by Illini CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Brandon Paul scored 19 points and No. 11 Illinois bounced back from a tough loss in its Big Ten opener to beat No. 8 Ohio State 74-55 on Saturday. The Illini (14-2, 1-1 Big Ten) led 37-25 at halftime and used a 13-2 run early in the second half to build a 50-27 lead. Illinois used stingy defense to shut down the Buckeyes (11-3, 1-1), who shot just 33 percent from the field and turned the ball over 16 times. Deshaun Thomas led Ohio State with 24 points, but beyond him the Buckeyes had no one to turn to for offense. Aaron Craft had a quiet 11 points and

500 Freestyle: 1.Mitchell Stover, 5:07.70; 2.Ian Lawrence, 6:23.03. 200 Freestyle Relay: 1.Versailles (Andrew Kramer, Cole Poeppelman, Sam Subler,Sam Prakel), 1:38.57; 2.Versailles B (Darren Subler, Harrison Detrick, Ian Lawrence, Quincy Baltes), 2:00.95. 100 Backstroke: 1.Andrew Kramer, 1:05.53; 2. Sam Subler, 1:07.27; 4.Quincy Baltes, 1:24.02. 100 Breaststroke: 1.Cole Albers, 1:09.28; 2.Cole Poeppelman, 1:16.28; 3.Darren Subler, 1:18.48; Harrison Detrick, 1:21.78. 1.Versailles 400 Freestyle Relay: (Mitchell Stover, Andrew Kramer, Cole Poeppelman, Cole Albers), 3:39.78; 3Versailles B (Darren Subler, Tyler Rose, Ian Lawrence,Chris Klamar), 4:43.07.

Lenzelle Smith Jr. finished with eight, all in the first half. And while the Buckeyes searched for offense, the Illini got double-figure production from four players. Sophomore center Nnanna Egwu had 16 points and a game-high eight rebounds for the Illini point guard Tracy Abrams added 13 points and five assists, while reserve Joseph Bertrand scored 12 points. Illinois came into the game off a stunning 68-61 loss at Purdue in its Big Ten opener, and had lost two of its last three over a stretch in which the team Christy Graves shoots the ball Saturday. struggled to get stops.

The Jackets were able to lead the entire game — thanks to the inside play of 6-foot senior Aallyah Wise and 5-9 freshman Sylvia Hudson, who combined for 26 points and 14 rebounds. “You know — if you are going to take Harris away, you have to give something up,” Hoke said. “She (Aallyah Wise) does a great job on the offensive boards and we lost her at times in the first half.” Piqua trailed 14-9, 2616 and 41-27 at the quarter breaks. “We had some silly mistakes early that put us behind,” Hoke said. “It seemed like everytime we would get close, she (Konner Harris) would hit a big shot.” As the first quarter was closing, Harris launched a shot from 35 feet — a good defensive effort it most cases — but she found nothing but net to make it 14-9. At the start of the fourth quarter, four points by Christy Graves and two free throws by Macy Yount had Piqua within 41-33 — only to see Harris immediately answered with a three. “We only lost her (Konner Harris) for a second,” Hoke said. “But, with her, that is all it takes.” But, the Indians wouldn’t go away. Two free throws by Yount at the 4:02 mark cut the deficit to single digits at 44-35. Late in the game, a jumper by Allen, two free throws by Graves and a Hannah Went putback off her own miss had Piqua within 48-42 with 45 seconds to go. But, the Lady Indians could not score again. “We just couldn’t quite

get over the hump,” Hoke said. “But, I am really proud of the kids. They never gave up. They scrapped the whole game.” Yount led the Lady Indians with 16 points, including six of seven shooting from the line, while Graves added 13 points and nine rebounds and Tasha Potts pulled down eight. “Macy (Yount) knocked down a couple threes and hit some free throws,” Hoke said. “Christy (Graves) really had a good game for us. It hurt us when Tasha (Potts) went out (on fouls).” Wise had 16 points and eight rebounds to lead Sidney. Along with Harris’ 14, Hudson had 10 points and six rebounds. Piqua was just 12 of 45 from the floor for 27 percent and 16 of 21 from the line for 76 percent. Sidney was 22 of 55 from the floor for 40 percent and four of nine from the line for 44 percent. The Jackets won the battle of the boards 30-27, but had 18 turnovers to Piqua’s 17. The Lady Indians won the JV game 21-16. Morgen Grunkemeyer led a balanced attack with six points. Piqua returns to action Wednesday, traveling to Greenville. BOXSCORE Piqua (42) Macy Yount 4-6-16, Katie Allen 2-2-6, Janise Hummel 0-0-0, Tasha Potts 1-0-2, Christy Graves 3-7-13, Hannah Went 1-13, Morgen Grunkemeyer 1-0-2, Heidi Strevell 0-0-0, Teija Davis 0-0-0, Danajha Clemons 0-0-0. Totals: 12-16-42. Sidney (52) Kaitlyn Davis 1-2-4, Konner Harris 5-014, Monique Hanayik 0-2-2, Lauren Elmore 2-0-4, Aallyah Wise 8-0-16, Sylvia Hudson 5-0-10, Lindsey Sturwold 1-0-2. Totals: 224-52. 3-point field goals — Piqua: Yount (2). Sidney: Harris (4). Score By Quarters Piqua 9 16 27 42 Sidney 14 26 41 52 Records: Piqua 6-8 (1-1), Sidney 8-4 (20). Reserve score: Piqua 21, Sidney 16.


Cav, Cat boys bounce back Lady Vikings, Buccs win SIDNEY — The Lehman Cavaliers came back from a tough onepoint loss Friday night to manhandle Catholic Central in action at the Lehman gym Saturday night 65-47. The win puts the Cavaliers at 5-5 on the year heading into a non-league game at county rival Fort Loramie Friday. They will travel to Lima Temple Christian on Saturday. “We played much better,” said Lehman coach Isaiah Williams. “The defense was much better and offensively we played with much more intensity than we did Friday.” The Cavaliers put this one away early, sprinting to a 24-6 lead after one quarter and leading 41-19 at the half over the winless Irish. Ten Lehman players broke into the scoring column, led by Connor Richard and Jackson Frantz with 11 apiece. Greg Spearman added 10 points.

MU edges Buccs COVINGTON — The Covington boys basketball team was close the whole game before losing 60-55 to Milton-Union Saturday. Ryan Craft got off to a fast start, scoring 10 of the Buccs’ 12 points in the first quarter. Andre Benedict led Covington with 13 points. Ryan Craft scored 12 and Cole Owens added 10. Covington will host Bethel on Friday.

East boys lose TROY — The Miami East boys trailed by 15 at halftime and couldn’t recover in a 55-42 loss to Troy Christian at the Eagles Nest. Luke House led Miami East with 17 points and Garrett Mitchell added 12. Miami East will host Ansonia Friday night.

Houston gets win HOUSTON — Houston also bounced back from a loss, defeating visiting Mississinawa 55-47 in non-league action Saturday night. The Wildcats go to 6-5 on the year and will host Jackson Center Saturday night. Houston’s leading scorer Jesse Phlipot, who was held to just three points because of foul trouble Friday in a loss to Botkins, made up for it Saturday. He poured in 27 for nearly half of his team’s points in the win. The Wildcats led by just four at the half but opened up an 11-point lead after three periods.

down eight rebounds. Likewise for Bryce Dues, who led in rebounding with nine and had eight points. Nolan Francis finished with 12 points.

Tigers handle Skins FORT LORAMIE – Versailles jumped to a big first-quarter lead and never let up in finishing off a tough weekend for the Fort Loramie Redskins with a 66-38 verdict in non-league boys basketball Saturday night. The win kept the Tigers unbeaten on the year at 80 and dropped the Redskins to 4-6 overall heading into a non-league home game with Lehman Friday. Versailles has a key game Friday at St. Henry in Midwest Athletic Conference play. The Tigers rolled to a 20-6 lead after one quarter and upped it to 39-21 at the half in dominating the action. They hit 25-for-51 from the field for 49 percent while the Redskins struggled mightily with their shooting, hitting just 25 percent on 15-for-60. The Tigers hit 7-of-11 threepointers compared to just 3-for-18 for the Redskins. Versailles had a potent one-two punch, with Chad Winner scoring 21 and Kyle Ahrens 20. Winner was 8-for-13 from the field and Ahrens 8-for-9 from the line. He also pulled down 12 rebounds.

GIRLS East girls win CASSTOWN — The Miami East girls knocked off previously unbeaten Tri-Village 51-44 Saturday in Cross County Conference action. Both teams are now 101 on the season. Ashley Current had 16 points and six rebounds for Miami East, while Madison Linn added 12 points and three assists. Trina Current had eight points and eight rebounds, while Abby Cash had seven points and five rebounds and Leah Dunivan had six points and six rebounds.

Lady Buccs roll

JACKSON CENTER — The Covington girls basketball team was in front from the start to pick up a 49-39 road win over Jackson Center Saturday in non-conference action. Two girls did the bulk of the scoring for Covington. Jessie Crowell had 17 points and seven rebounds, while Jackie Siefring had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds and also dished out five assists. Heidi Cron had 10 rebounds and six steals as Raiders win big Covington outboarded the RUSSIA — The Russia Tigers 40-29 and overRaiders got back on track came 16 turnovers. Saturday night, dominating visiting Ansonia from Lady Cavs win start to finish in a 78-46 Lehman edged St. verdict in non-league high Marys in action at school boys basketball ac- Lehman Saturday, 48-45. tion Saturday night. Julia Harrelson had 19 The win puts the points to lead Lehman, 11 Raiders at 3-8 on the year of those coming at the free heading into a County throw line. makeup game Tuesday Allie Hall added 10. night at Fairlawn. Lehman, 4-8, plays at “We played consistent Versailles Saturday. throughout,” said Raider coach Paul Bremigan. “I Cats beat Roaders thought we shot well and BRADFORD — The didn’t turn the ball over Houston girls basketball much. And our rebound- team picked up a 35-27 ing was better. It was good non-conference road win to get a win.” over Bradford Saturday. The Raiders, who led Monique Booher led 36-22 at the half, got a big Houston with nine points game from Treg Francis, and Alyssa Stang added who hit five three-pointers eight. and finished with 21 Brooke Dunley and points. Haley Patty scored eight Kyle Poling just missed points each for Bradford a double-double, scoring and Michayla Barga 12 points and pulling added seven.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Record Book Football

NFL Playoffs NFL Playoff Glance All Times EST Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 5 Houston 19, Cincinnati 13 Green Bay 24, Minnesota 10 Sunday, Jan. 6 Baltimore 24, Indianapolis 9 Seattle 24, Washington 14 Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore at Denver, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) Green Bay at San Francisco, 8 p.m. (FOX) Sunday, Jan. 13 Seattle at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX) Houston at New England, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 AFC, TBA (CBS) NFC, TBA (FOX) Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 7 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6 p.m. (CBS)

Bengals-Texans Stats Bengals-Texans Stats 0 7 3 3—13 Cincinnati Houston 3 6 7 3—19 First Quarter Hou—FG S.Graham 48, 7:49. Second Quarter Hou—FG S.Graham 27, 13:07. Cin—Hall 21 interception return (Brown kick), 9:30. Hou—FG S.Graham 22, 2:19. Third Quarter Hou—Foster 1 run (S.Graham kick), 10:31. Cin—FG Brown 34, 7:48. Fourth Quarter Hou—FG S.Graham 24, 14:17. Cin—FG Brown 47, 9:03. A—71,738. ——— Cin Hou First downs 12 24 198 420 Total Net Yards Rushes-yards 16-80 39-158 Passing 118 262 3-12 2-14 Punt Returns Kickoff Returns 6-156 2-47 Interceptions Ret. 1-21 1-14 14-30-1 29-38-1 Comp-Att-Int Sacked-Yards Lost 2-9 0-0 Punts 5-46.6 3-42.0 1-0 0-0 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 5-51 7-55 Time of Possession 21:11 38:49 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Cincinnati, Green-Ellis 11-63, Dalton 4-15, Leonard 1-2. Houston, Foster 32-140, Martin 1-16, Schaub 4-1, Tate 2-1. PASSING—Cincinnati, Dalton 14-30-1-127. Houston, Schaub 29-38-1-262. RECEIVING—Cincinnati, Green 5-80, M.Jones 3-34, Hawkins 2-15, Gresham 2-7, Green-Ellis 2-(minus 9). Houston, Daniels 9-91, Foster 8-34, Johnson 4-62, Walter 4-26, G.Graham 3-29, Casey 1-20. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

Bowl Glance College Football FBS Bowl Glance Subject to Change All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 15 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Arizona 49, Nevada 48 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho Utah State 41, Toledo 15 Thursday, Dec. 20 Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego BYU 23, San Diego State 6 Friday, Dec. 21 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. UCF 38, Ball State 17 Saturday, Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 43, East Carolina 34 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Boise State 28, Washington 26 Monday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu SMU 43, Fresno State 10 Wednesday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Central Michigan 24, W. Kentucky 21 Thursday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Washington San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20 Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati 48, Duke 34 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Baylor 49, UCLA 26 Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Ohio 45, Louisiana-Monroe 14 Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10, OT Meineke Car Care Bowl At Houston Texas Tech 34, Minnesota 31 Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice 33, Air Force 14 Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco Arizona State 62, Navy 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Texas 31, Orgeon State 27 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State 17, TCU 16 Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt 38, N.C. State 24 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech 21, Southern Cal 7 Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Tulsa 31, Iowa State 7 Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Clemson 25, LSU 24 Tuesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14 Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Northwestern 34, Mississippi State 20 Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Georgia 45, Nebraska 31 Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. South Carolina 33, Michigan 28 Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14 Orange Bowl At Miami Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10 Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Louisville 33, Florida 23 Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Oregon 35, Kansas State 17

Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13 Saturday, Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Mississippi 38, Pittsburgh 17 Sunday, Jan. 6 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (9-3) Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Miami Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 19 RAYCOM College Football All-Star Classic At Montgomery, Ala. Stars vs. Stripes, 3 p.m. (CBSSN) East-West Shrine Classic At St. Petersburg, Fla. East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 26 Senior Bowl At Mobile, Ala. North vs. South, TBA (NFLN)


NBA Standings National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 23 10 .697 — 19 15 .559 4½ Brooklyn Boston 16 17 .485 7 Philadelphia 15 20 .429 9 12 22 .353 11½ Toronto Southeast Division W L Pct GB 22 9 .710 — Miami Atlanta 20 12 .625 2½ Orlando 12 21 .364 11 8 24 .250 14½ Charlotte Washington 4 27 .129 18 Central Division L Pct GB W Indiana 20 14 .588 — Chicago 18 13 .581 ½ 16 16 .500 3 Milwaukee Detroit 13 22 .371 7½ Cleveland 8 27 .229 12½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB 27 9 .750 — San Antonio Memphis 20 10 .667 4 Houston 20 14 .588 6 13 21 .382 13 Dallas New Orleans 8 25 .242 17½ Northwest Division L Pct GB W Oklahoma City 26 7 .788 — Portland 18 15 .545 8 19 16 .543 8 Denver Minnesota 15 15 .500 9½ Utah 17 18 .486 10 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 27 8 .771 — 22 11 .667 4 Golden State L.A. Lakers 15 17 .469 10½ Sacramento 13 21 .382 13½ 12 22 .353 14½ Phoenix Saturday's Games Boston 89, Atlanta 81 Indiana 95, Milwaukee 80 New York 114, Orlando 106 Houston 112, Cleveland 104 Brooklyn 113, Sacramento 93 Portland 102, Minnesota 97 New Orleans 99, Dallas 96, OT San Antonio 109, Philadelphia 86 Denver 110, Utah 91 L.A. Clippers 115, Golden State 89 Sunday's Games Oklahoma City 104, Toronto 92 Washington at Miam Charlotte at Detroit Memphis at Phoenix Denver at L.A. Lakers Monday's Games Oklahoma City at Washington, 7 p.m. Boston at New York, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m. San Antonio at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 9 p.m. Orlando at Portland, 10 p.m. Memphis at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Tuesday's Games Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Major College Scores Major College Basketball Scores MEN SUNDAY EAST Cornell 68, American U. 60 Loyola (Md.) 74, St. Peter's 58 Rider 72, Siena 53 SOUTH Syracuse 55, South Florida 44 MIDWEST Michigan 95, Iowa 67 FAR WEST Denver 75, UTSA 50 SATURDAY EAST Bryant 78, St. Francis (Pa.) 58 CCSU 77, Robert Morris 70 Canisius 73, Marist 64 Colgate 78, Dartmouth 62 Columbia 64, Army 52 DePaul 83, Providence 73 Hartford 77, Boston U. 74 Harvard 92, Rice 62 La Salle 74, Penn 57 Maine 81, UMBC 66 Mount St. Mary's 71, Monmouth (NJ) 59 NC State 78, Boston College 73 Niagara 71, Fairfield 67 Northeastern 68, UNC Wilmington 64 Oklahoma 67, West Virginia 57 Quinnipiac 82, LIU Brooklyn 74 Rutgers 67, Pittsburgh 62 Sacred Heart 66, St. Francis (NY) 65 Stony Brook 65, New Hampshire 49 Towson 69, Drexel 66 UMass 75, E. Michigan 61 Vermont 70, Albany (NY) 45 Wagner 68, Fairleigh Dickinson 55 SOUTH Alabama 65, Oakland 45 Belmont 83, Tennessee Tech 52 Campbell 93, Gardner-Webb 81, 3OT Charleston Southern 81, Radford 74 Chattanooga 74, Samford 70 Coastal Carolina 80, Longwood 72 Coll. of Charleston 60, Furman 56 Davidson 85, UNC Greensboro 53 Delaware 84, Old Dominion 72 Duke 80, Wake Forest 62 E. Kentucky 78, SIU-Edwardsville 72 East Carolina 91, NC Wesleyan 60 FIU 75, Louisiana-Lafayette 70 Florida Gulf Coast 78, Jacksonville 55 Florida St. 71, Clemson 66 George Mason 73, William & Mary 66 Georgia St. 68, James Madison 52 High Point 74, Winthrop 61 Howard 70, Coppin St. 60 Kennesaw St. 83, Mercer 75 LSU 79, Bethune-Cookman 63 Lipscomb 60, ETSU 56 Maryland 94, Virginia Tech 71 Miami 62, Georgia Tech 49 Middle Tennessee 60, South Alabama 56 Morehead St. 65, E. Illinois 50 NC A&T 71, Georgia Southern 65 Norfolk St. 74, Navy 68 North Florida 90, Stetson 74 Northwestern St. 86, Lamar 58 Oral Roberts 76, Nicholls St. 63 Princeton 74, Elon 64 SC-Upstate 60, N. Kentucky 54 SE Louisiana 72, Cent. Arkansas 68 Saint Joseph's 70, Morgan St. 60 South Carolina 80, SC State 69 Tennessee St. 66, Jacksonville St. 57 Troy 67, UALR 64 UCF 99, Florida A&M 69 UNC Asheville 83, Liberty 69 UT-Martin 76, Austin Peay 74, OT VCU 59, Lehigh 55 VMI 86, Presbyterian 77

W. Carolina 72, The Citadel 55 MIDWEST Butler 57, New Orleans 44 Creighton 79, Indiana St. 66 Dayton 78, UAB 71 Detroit 84, Green Bay 76 Evansville 85, S. Illinois 68 IPFW 96, Nebraska-Omaha 78 Illinois 74, Ohio St. 55 Kansas St. 73, Oklahoma St. 67 Marquette 49, Georgetown 48 Michigan St. 84, Purdue 61 Missouri 66, Bucknell 64 Missouri St. 77, Drake 65 Murray St. 74, SE Missouri 66 N. Dakota St. 63, UMKC 44 N. Iowa 70, Illinois St. 60 Notre Dame 93, Seton Hall 74 Ohio 94, Marshall 57 South Dakota 74, S. Dakota St. 71 St. John's 53, Cincinnati 52 W. Illinois 57, IUPUI 53, OT Wright St. 53, Milwaukee 51 Youngstown St. 68, Loyola of Chicago 66 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 86, Delaware St. 51 Arkansas St. 75, W. Kentucky 61 Baylor 86, Texas 79, O Louisiana Tech 55, Texas-Arlington 52 Louisiana-Monroe 81, North Texas 68 Stephen F. Austin 71, McNeese St. 43 Texas Tech 62, TCU 53 FAR WEST Arizona 60, Utah 57 BYU 80, San Francisco 76 Boise St. 106, Walla Walla 39 Cal Poly 72, UC Irvine 67 Cal St.-Fullerton 105, CS Northridge 86 California 72, Southern Cal 64 Colorado St. 85, St. Bonaventure 64 Gonzaga 81, Santa Clara 74 Hawaii 76, UC Riverside 61 Idaho St. 86, N. Colorado 63 Long Beach St. 77, UC Santa Barbara 70 Montana 62, Portland St. 55 Montana St. 70, E. Washington 68, OT NJIT 57, Utah Valley 52 New Mexico St. 78, Texas St. 67 Pacific 74, UC Davis 64 Pepperdine 54, Portland 47 S. Utah 90, N. Arizona 77 Saint Mary's (Cal) 74, Loyola Marymount 61 San Jose St. 76, Seattle 71 UCLA 68, Stanford 60 UNLV 84, CS Bakersfield 63 Utah St. 82, Idaho 75, OT Washington 68, Washington St. 63 Weber St. 95, North Dakota 63 WOMEN SUNDAY EAST Dartmouth 57, UMass 55 Drexel 76, Towson 55 Duke 90, Boston College 53 Fordham 67, Holy Cross 60 Harvard 63, Rhode Island 56 Hofstra 56, William & Mary 53 Loyola (Md.) 56, St. Peter's 47 Marist 61, Fairfield 56 Niagara 70, Siena 62, OT Northeastern 69, George Mason 63 Rider 48, Manhattan 41 St. John's 48, Rutgers 44 SOUTH Charlotte 57, Colgate 33 Florida 77, LSU 72 Georgia Tech 81, Clemson 59 Jackson St. 59, Alcorn St. 56 James Madison 60, UNC Wilmington 39 Kentucky 87, Alabama 70 Maryland 71, Florida St. 64 Miami 58, Virginia 52 North Carolina 48, Virginia Tech 45 Old Dominion 72, Georgia St. 66 South Carolina 60, Mississippi St. 46 Tennessee 79, Georgia 66 Vanderbilt 76, Mississippi 57 Wake Forest 69, NC State 56 MIDWEST Illinois 79, Ohio St. 73 Illinois St. 81, Bradley 65 Indiana 68, Northwestern 64 Michigan 68, Iowa 64 Minnesota 60, Wisconsin 55 Missouri 82, Auburn 76 N. Iowa 54, Indiana St. 52 Penn St. 76, Michigan St. 55 S. Dakota St. 72, South Dakota 60 Villanova 54, Cincinnati 51 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 63, W. Kentucky 58 Houston 71, Delaware St. 58, OT Texas A&M 63, Arkansas 51 FAR WEST California 53, Colorado 49 Southern Cal 67, Oregon 62 Stanford 70, Utah 56 Washington 76, Arizona 65 Washington St. 77, Arizona St. 65 SATURDAY EAST Albany (NY) 72, Binghamton 47 Boston U. 45, Hartford 39 Cornell 70, Buffalo 43 Fairleigh Dickinson 68, Wagner 59 Georgetown 79, Providence 64 Kansas 60, West Virginia 59 Lafayette 56, Brown 32 Lehigh 46, NJIT 45 Miami (Ohio) 54, Duquesne 49 Mount St. Mary's 70, Monmouth (NJ) 51 Notre Dame 73, UConn 72 Quinnipiac 67, LIU Brooklyn 60 Robert Morris 65, CCSU 48 Saint Joseph's 66, Penn 53 Seton Hall 69, Pittsburgh 56 St. Francis (NY) 56, Sacred Heart 47 St. Francis (Pa.) 81, Bryant 76 Stony Brook 48, New Hampshire 44 UMBC 54, Maine 50 Yale 82, Bucknell 62 SOUTH Cent. Arkansas 76, SE Louisiana 60 Chattanooga 76, UNC-Greensboro 46 Coastal Carolina 64, Charleston Southern 56 Coll. of Charleston 58, Georgia Southern 56 Davidson 65, Appalachian St. 49 E. Illinois 78, Morehead St. 58 ETSU 80, Lipscomb 74 Elon 65, Samford 41 FIU 63, Louisiana-Lafayette 47 Florida Gulf Coast 74, Jacksonville 57 High Point 64, Gardner-Webb 42 Lamar 71, Northwestern St. 68 Liberty 75, UNC Asheville 49 Longwood 79, Winthrop 74 Louisiana Tech 65, Texas-Arlington 58 Memphis 109, Wright St. 68 Mercer 71, Kennesaw St. 46 Middle Tennessee 60, South Alabama 39 Murray St. 82, UT-Martin 72 N. Kentucky 70, SC-Upstate 62 Nicholls St. 69, Oral Roberts 66 Presbyterian 68, Campbell 62, OT SIU-Edwardsville 73, E. Kentucky 69, OT Southern Miss. 69, New Orleans 59 Stetson 71, North Florida 57 Tennessee St. 88, Jacksonville St. 68 Tennessee Tech 58, Belmont 52 UALR 71, Troy 50 W. Carolina 54, Wofford 40 MIDWEST Butler 84, Ill.-Chicago 61 Creighton 70, Evansville 63 DePaul 86, Louisville 80 Green Bay 61, St. Bonaventure 42 IUPUI 55, W. Illinois 36 Kansas St. 59, TCU 58 Loyola of Chicago 64, E. Michigan 54 N. Dakota St. 59, UMKC 48 Nebraska-Omaha 60, IPFW 50 North Dakota 73, Weber St. 49 Ohio 68, Xavier 62 Purdue 69, Nebraska 66, OT S. Illinois 77, Drake 70 SE Missouri 71, Austin Peay 57 Syracuse 92, Marquette 79 Valparaiso 54, N. Illinois 49 SOUTHWEST Delaware St. 84, Houston Baptist 83, OT Denver 75, UTSA 73 Iowa St. 58, Texas Tech 54 McNeese St. 74, Stephen F. Austin 57 New Mexico St. 61, Texas St. 58 North Texas 79, Louisiana-Monroe 51 Oklahoma 78, Texas 70 FAR WEST BYU 80, San Francisco 58 CS Bakersfield 83, Nevada 80 CS Northridge 56, Cal St.-Fullerton 55 Cal Poly 64, UC Irvine 46 Gonzaga 79, Santa Clara 50 Hawaii 65, UC Riverside 50 Long Beach St. 52, UC Santa Barbara 45 Montana 70, Portland St. 55 Montana St. 73, E. Washington 60 N. 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Monday, January 7, 2013



Playoff futility continues Bengals season ends with 19-13 loss


Aaron Rodgers throws a pass Saturday night.

Ravens too much for Colts Packers, Seahawks advance BALTIMORE (AP) — Anquan Boldin set a franchise record with 145 yards on five receptions, including the clinching touchdown, as Baltimore beat Indianapolis 24-9 in Sunday's AFC wild-card game. The previously struggling Ravens defense was staunch, inspired no doubt by star linebacker Ray Lewis appearing in his final home game before retiring. Baltimore never let Colts standout rookie quarterback Andrew Luck get comfortable. AFC North champion Baltimore (11-6) will play at AFC West winner Denver next Saturday. The Broncos beat the Ravens 34-17 three weeks ago. The loss ended the Colts' turnaround season in which they went from 2-14 to the playoffs in coach Chuck Pagano's first year in Indianapolis (11-6). Pagano missed 12 weeks while undergoing treatment for leukemia and returned last week. NFC SUNDAY In Landover, Md., the Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game Sunday, taking a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins, who lost Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter. Marshawn Lynch ran for 131 yards, and Russell Wilson completed 15 of 26 passes for 187 yards and ran eight times for 67

yards for the Seahawks, who broke an eight-game postseason losing streak away from home. Seattle will visit the top-seeded Atlanta Falcons next Sunday. Lynch's 27-yard run with 7:08 remaining gave the Seahawks (12-5) the lead. On Washington's next series, Griffin reinjured the right knee he sprained about a month ago while trying to field a bad shotgun snap. The knee buckled badly, and the Seahawks recovered the fumble and kicked an insurance field goal. Kirk Cousins replaced Griffin, but Washington (10-7) was unable to come back. SATURDAY In Green Bay, ten receivers caught passes from Aaron Rodgers, tying a playoff record, with Kuhn scoring on a 9yarder. DeJuan Harris also had a 9-yard TD run, and Green Bay kept Adrian Peterson in check in a 24-10 win over Minnesotaa. It was a turnaround from what the star running back did in his last trip to Lambeau, when he rushed for 210 yards. It was Rodgers' first home playoff victory. Minnesota's late touchdown was a 50-yard pass to Michael Jenkins. Next, the Packers get the Niners (11-4-1), who won 30-22 at Lambeau to start the season. San Francisco is a 3-point favorite.

HOUSTON (AP) — A.J. Green had several steps on the two Texans frantically — and vainly — trying to catch up. He was all alone, 5 yards deep in the end zone. The ball was in the air. Amazingly, the Cincinnati Bengals had a chance to end their playoff futility streak. The Pro Bowl receiver dived and stretched, reaching his fingertips as far as they'd go. It wasn't far enough. The ball hit the ground. The streak went on. Andy Dalton overthrew Green in the closing minutes Saturday, and the Houston Texans held on for a 19-13 victory in a wild-card rematch that had a sickeningly familiar ending for the Bengals. When the playoffs begin, bad things happen for them. They've now gone 22 seasons without a playoff win, the longest current streak of futility in the league. It equals the seventh-longest in NFL history, according to STATS LLC. "It hurts when you lose, particularly when you lose in the playoffs," coach Marvin Lewis said. Nobody knows that exquisite pain more than the Bengals. "It's hard to put it into words," said cornerback Leon Hall, who returned an interception for Cincinnati's only touchdown. "It's disappointing. I mean, we had a good year, but it didn't end how we wanted it to and how we planned it to. At the end of the day, they made the plays that won the game for them." What hurt most about this one? How close they came to finally pulling one off. Despite being outplayed all game, they had one final shot at the end. They got the ball back at their 20-yard line with 6:15 left, and Dalton had his chance for a memorable comeback in his hometown. He's used to playing at Reliant Stadium — he grew up in suburban Katy and had high school games there — and now had a chance for an 80yard drive that would get the Bengals the first playoff road win in their history. "I was telling everybody we're going to drive down, going to win this game,"


It was another playoff disappointment for A.J. Green and the Bengals. Dalton said. "Everybody felt that." They had their chance. Green got behind the coverage on a double move and Dalton saw him running free. He overthrew him on third-and-11 from the Houston 36-yard line with 2:57 to go, sailing his pass too deep into the end zone. "I just threw it a little too far," Dalton said. "That's a play that if we make it, obviously the game's a lot different." Green couldn't even get his fingertips on the ball. "I was digging for it," Green said. "I laid out, couldn't get a hand on it. It happens like that. That's one thing we need to get better with, we need to capitalize on plays. That's the next step to being a great team." Dalton threw a quick pass to Marvin Jones on fourth down, but he was tackled 3 yards shy of the first down. The Texans then ran out the clock. "Inches away," offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth said. "We had A.J. on that one play. Inches away." And the postseason misery goes on. Since their last playoff win, the Bengals have been through five coaches, had 21 different quarter-

backs throw a pass, and lost all four of their firstround chances. Their last playoff win came against a team that no longer exists, at a stadium that no longer stands. They beat the Houston Oilers 41-14 at Riverfront Stadium in a first-round game in January 1991. This represented their best chance to break through. They'd won seven of eight to close the season, matching the best finish in franchise history. They were playing in the same place where the lost 31-10 in the opening round last year, giving them some familiarity. In the end, it didn't matter for much. Houston's Matt Schaub gave the Bengals a chance to stay in a lopsided game by making one bad mistake. His sideline pass was intercepted by Hall and returned for a 21-yard touchdown, the cornerback's second score in three games. "It was never easy," Schaub said. "Cincinnati is a great team. I made a turnover and gave them points. We just had to rally around each other and we did that." Given how much the

Texans dominated, the Bengals were fortunate to be so close. Dalton had a horrid time. He was 4 of 10 for 3 yards in the first half. With J.J. Watt's sack added in, the Bengals had minus-6 yards passing and only 53 yards overall. "I think it was a full defensive effort," Watt said. "Everybody was flying around, everybody was having fun. We got off the field on third down. That was a big key for us." Dalton was a rookie last season when he threw three interceptions in the playoff loss. He had a bad homecoming again, going 14 of 30 for 127 yards with two sacks and an interception. The back-to-back playoff showings will raise questions about the second-round draft pick, who faded down the stretch. Dalton threw for four touchdowns and six interceptions in the last six games, which the Bengals won with defense. The defense scored three touchdowns in the last three games, while the offense managed only one. "The offense didn't play as well as it could have," Dalton said. "You can always look back and say, 'What if?'"

Kelly won’t be Browns coach after all Cleveland moving on CLEVELAND (AP) — Chip Kelly won't be packing his visor or high-powered offense and joining the Browns. A person familiar with Cleveland's coaching search says the team will not be hiring Oregon's offensive wizard, who nearly reached an agreement with the Browns on Friday. However, the 49-yearold Kelly was indecisive about making the jump to the NFL and the Browns decided to move on to other candidates. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because of the sensitivity of the search. The Browns questioned whether Kelly "was committed to coming to the NFL," said the person, and the team decided to continue the search for their sixth fulltime coach since 1999. Kelly, who turned down Tampa Bay's job deep into negotiations last season,

may stay in the college game and return to Oregon, where he has built the Ducks into a national power. Oregon has gone 46-7 the past four seasons under Kelly and made four straight appearances in BCS bowl games. After Kelly met with the Browns for seven hours Friday, it appeared he was headed to Cleveland. The Philadelphia Eagles even decided to leave Arizona after they were informed a deal between the Browns and Kelly was imminent. However, Kelly wanted to keep a scheduled interview with the Eagles and the team returned and reportedly spent nine hours with him on Saturday. Kelly also met with the Buffalo Bills, but that was nothing more than a cursory interview for both sides. The pursuit of Kelly created an interesting subplot between the Browns and Eagles. Cleveland CEO Joe Banner spent 19 seasons in Philadelphia before leaving the team last year amid a power struggle.


Joe Banner and Jimmy Haslam will move on in their search for the next coach of the Cleveland Browns. Banner is longtime friends with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, and the two of them potentially squaring off in a bidding war for Kelly was straight out of a screenplay. It's not known what kind of offer the Browns made for Kelly, who earned a base salary of $2.8 million last season at Oregon and still has five years left on his contract. Meanwhile, the Eagles confirmed they had scheduled an interview with Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on

Sunday. Kelly's high-octane, hurry-up offense has raised his profile and made the Ducks, with their splashy array of colorful Nike uniforms, more than a curiosity. Several NFL teams, including the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins, are using elements of Kelly's schemes in their offenses. With Kelly no longer in the picture, the Browns will turn their attention to other candidates. Owner Jimmy Haslam and Banner spent most of

the past week in Arizona, where Kelly was coaching Oregon in the Fiesta Bowl. While waiting to meet with Kelly, the Browns interviewed former Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt, Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton, Syracuse's Doug Marrone and Penn State's Bill O'Brien. Marrone accepted Buffalo's coaching vacancy on Sunday, and O'Brien decided to stay with the Nittany Lions. The interview of Horton satisfies the NFL's Rooney Rule for minority candidates. A former NFL player, Whisenhunt, who led the Cardinals to a Super Bowl, spent one season as a special teams coordinator with Cleveland. He also served as Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator from 2004-06, and that connection could serve him well with Haslam, who had a minority share in the Steelers before he bought the Browns from Randy Lerner for just over $1 billion. Haslam and Banner fired Pat Shurmur last

week, one day after the Browns finished a 5-11 season with a loss in Pittsburgh. Shurmur went 923 in two seasons for the Browns, who have lost at least 11 games in each of the past five seasons. Before embarking with Banner on the coaching search, Haslam said there was no set time frame on finding a coach and he would wait has long as necessary to "bring the right person to Cleveland." "Our goal is to get the best person and if we happen to find that person within a week, that's great and if it takes a month, that's great also," Haslam said. "Sooner is preferable, but whatever timetable it takes to get the right person, we're going to take." Haslam and Banner are focused on hiring a coach first before turning their attention to a personnel executive. Tom Heckert, who overhauled Cleveland's roster in the past three years, was also fired last week. It's not known if the Browns have interviewed any GM candidates.













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ELECTRICIAN NEEDED Journeyman industrial, commercial, residential service electrician. Full time with benefits. Apply in person at: Hiegel Electric 3155 Tipp-Cowlesville Road, Troy

DIESEL TECHNICIAN Continental Express Inc., a full service transportation company that specializes in hauling refrigerated food products is currently seeking an experienced Diesel Technician for its Sidney terminal. Will perform maintenance and repairs on semi trailers and refrigeration units. Duties will include preventative maintenance, inspections and repairs, brake and tire repairs, and other duties as assigned Candidates with prior knowledge and experience on refrigeration units helpful but not necessarily required. Must have own tools and be extremely dependable. Competitive salary and benefit package. Apply at: Continental Express Inc. 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH 45365 Or email resume to:

DENTAL ASSISTANT If you have the hands of a surgeon, the memory of an elephant, and are able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, I have the position for you. Must have radiograph license. Experience preferred. Send resume to: Dr Van Treese 2627 N Broadway Ave Sidney OH 45365

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1273 CAMARO Court, 2 Bedroom, luxury apartment, garage, kitchen appliances. $600 Monthly, available now! (937)570-3288. 2 BEDROOM, appliances, air, garage, lawn care. All electric. $535 plus deposit, no pets. (937)492-5271 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Move in special, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908 2 BEDROOM. Stove, refrigerator furnished, washer/ dryer hookup. Off street parking. Nice neighborhood. No pets. $450 monthly. Metro accepted. (937)335-2254. EFFICIENCY: perfect for one person. Washer/dryer, appliances. $450 month, non-smoking, no pets. Utilities paid. (937)524-9114.

MECHANIC, Local company seeking full time diesel and/ or gas vehicle mechanic. Excellent wage and benefits. Apply in person at, 15 Industry Park Ct, Tipp City, (937)667-1772.

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STOVE, older electric Frigidaire, $50. Call (937)214-6543.

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TIPP CITY, Nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath, AC, appliances included, W/D hookup, garbage disposal, dishwasher. $490 month, $450 deposit. No pets, Metro accepted, (937)902-9894.

TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 monthly. $200 Deposit Special! (937)673-1821

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SEASONED FIREWOOD for sale. $135 per cord, delivered. (937)638-6950

LOVESEAT, black reclining and red loveseat and chair both purchased at Front Room Furnishings in Dublin, Ohio. Like new excellent condition. Just moved to Sidney and don't have room for them. Each set $550 j l e n t z 6 1 @ ya h o o. c o m . (937)538-0601.

577 Miscellaneous CRIB, changing table, changing chest, doorway swing, swing, high chair, booster, travel bassinet, tub, clothes, blankets, movies, dolls, more (937)339-4233.


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GUN Winchester model 37, 12 gauge shot gun. $250. (937)581-7177 QUILTING FRAME, Next Generation, partially assembled, large enough for king-size, can be made smaller, excellent condition, instructional dvd, $150, (937)418-4758 SEWING MACHINE, Husq Varna Viking 330 with accessories, works good, $80. Call (937)418-9271. SNOW BLADE with chains, John Deere L130, used once, $150 OBO, (937)773-5248. WALKER, adult, folds, adjustable height, good condition, with or without wheels $20. (937)339-4233

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CAT, free to a good home. We would love to keep her but we can't. I already have a dog and a cat and we are only allowed two animals. She is very loving, friendly, loves to play and loves you to pet her. She is litter trained! I don't want to take her to the pound or an animal shelter. She is so cute she needs a family to love her. Please call (937)214-4568 ask for Billie or Jason.

592 Wanted to Buy WANTED! Need money? I buy guns, gold and silver coins and jewelry. Fair prices. (937)698-6362

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583 Pets and Supplies

CRIB, real wood, good condition, stationary sides, $75 (937)339-4233

LABRADOR RETRIEVER puppies, AKC, born 10/31, first shots & wormed, 2 black females, 2 black males, $225. Call/text (937)638-0496.

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FIREWOOD, split, seasoned, delivered (local) $140 cord; $75 half cord. (937)559-6623. Leave a message, and I will get back with you. Thank you.

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FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780.

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Kristopher Cotrell, Mackenzie Cotrell, Frank Edward Cotrell III, the Unknown Spouses, if any, of Rick Cotrell, Dixie Barga, Trudy Green, Louis Miller, Rita Lawson, William Mohr, Tracy Cotrell, Bryan Cotrell, Kristopher Cotrell, Mackenzie Cotrell and Frank Edward Cotrell III, and the Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Legatees, Executors, Administrators, Successors and Assigns of Frank O. Cotrell, Stella V. Cotrell, Nina Batchelor, Etta Mohr, Frank Edward Cotrell and Frank Edward Cotrell II and their respective spouses, if any, whose names and addresses are unknown and who, therefore, cannot be served with summons, will take notice that on November 30, 2012, Judith Cotrell filed a First Amended Complaint as Plaintiff in the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, 201 W. Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373, against said Kristopher Cotrell, Mackenzie Cotrell, Frank Edward Cotrell III and said unknown persons and others as Defendants; that said action has been assigned Case Number 12-731; that the persons named and/or described above are named as Defendants in said Complaint; and that the subject of the complaint is to quiet title in Plaintiff to a 50 foot wide strip of land off the east side of the real estate described below which was excepted for unknown reasons in the deed to Plaintiff and her husband in 1962.

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The demand of the complaint is that Plaintiff be declared the owner of the entire tract of land including the 50 foot strip in question.

The name and address of Plaintiff’s attorney is Dale G. Davis, Fifth Third Bank Building, 123 Market Street, P. O. Box 910, Piqua, Ohio 45356.

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Sealed bids for the purchase of Hot & Cold Mix for the City of Piqua Street Department, will be received by the City of Piqua Purchasing Department, 201 W. Water Street, Piqua, Ohio, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read.

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The Bookshelf Anna Banana (101 Jump Rope Rhymes) author: Joanna Cole Jump Rope Magic author: Afi Scruggs

Write On! How do you think you can use a jump rope for exercise? List all your ideas and share them with your class.

Jump Rope Rhymes A dillar, a dollar, A ten o’clock scholar. What makes you come so soon? You used to come at ten o’clock But now you come at noon. A hunting we will go. A hunting we will go. We’ll catch fox. Put him in a box. And then we’ll let him go.

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The Jump Rope

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Jump Rope History While many people associate jump roping with children on a playground, the fact is that jump rope history goes way back to early human history. From the earliest days of rope jumping to today, the sport has evolved considerably and is now a competitive sport. Known as jump rope, skip rope, rope jumping and skipping, the activity dates back to ancient civilizations. The Egyptians used to jump over vines, Aborigines jumped over bamboo and paintings from the medieval period show images of children jumping hoops. Many people associate jump rope with girls’ play, but history indicates that jump roping was originally a man’s game. No one knows the exact jump rope history. There are a number of versions of the sport’s history. What is known, however, is that the practice originated a long time ago, and eventually traveled around the world to become a popular pastime, a favorite form of exercise and a competitive sport. The Early Days The movement of jumping is a natural one. People jump for sport, fun and even survival, such as jumping out of the way to avoid a bite from a dangerous animal. Most jump rope history researchers seem to agree that jump roping dates back to about 1600 B.C., when Egyptians used vines for jumping. Some also date jump roping to ancient China; however, the Western versions probably originated from Egypt. What is known is that jump roping, in some form or another, spread through Europe to the Netherlands, and eventually to

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North America. Jumping Games Early Dutch settlers were some of the first jump ropers in North America. Not surprisingly, one of the more popular jumping games is called “Double Dutch.” In this game, two people hold two ropes and spin them in opposite directions. Jumpers then jump into and over both ropes. In the early 1940s and 1950s, many children in inner cities used jumping rope as a form of play. It only required a rope, and anyone could play. From the late 1950s until the 1970s, however, jump rope history took a back seat to radio and television. Jump Roping Revitalized In the 1970s, an increased interest in physical fitness and overall health emerged. From programs promoting jump roping to keep kids from other unhealthy activities, to organized jump roping events made

jump rope history evolve into a jump rope craze. Since that time, jump roping has been recognized as a great way to get exercise. It is a fun activity, almost anyone can do it, and it requires very little equipment. Serious jumpers have developed a number of intricate jumping moves and combinations. All forms of jumping, from individual jumping to multi-person Double Dutch jumping, involves highly technical moves and amazing stunts. Jump roping organizations and clubs can be found almost anywhere. Jump rope competitions are serious business, requiring specific timing and a high level of skill. With the ongoing interest in jump roping as an exercise option and as a sport, jump rope history may be a thing of the past. Excerpts taken from –

Plastic Bag Jump Rope

Materials: plastic bags (approx. 12) duct tape scissors chair (optional)

Instructions: 1. Collect a bundle of plastic bags and cut each one open so it becomes one flat piece. (Note: Use different colors of bags to give your jump rope extra splashes of color.) 2. Cut off the handles of each bag and any extra pieces, leaving one large rectangle of plastic. 3. Next, cut each rectangle into long strips. There needn’t be specific lengths or widths; it doesn’t matter in the braiding process. 4. After cutting a few bags’ worth of strips, tie the strips together. Make sure the length of the strips is a little longer then the length you want the jump rope to be. I made a total of 12 long strips. 5. Take six of the strips and tape them together at one end. Then tape the whole group to the back of a chair as a placeholder (if you ever made friendship bracelets as a kid,

you know exactly what I am talking about). 6. Braid the six strips together into one very long, jump rope-sized braid. When you’re finished, repeat this step with the second 6 strips so that you have two long plastic braids. 7. Twist the two braids together tightly so that the jump rope has enough weight to swing when jumping. 8. Tape the ends with duct tape to create handles.

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