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Bike race park considered Plan outlined at Piqua commission work session BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer broyer@dailycall.com PIQUA — City Planner Chris Schmiesing took to the floor at the Piqua City Commission work session on Thursday evening to give a brief snapshot of some very exciting news for local bike enthusiasts and even area business owners, an

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Upper Miami Valley BMX Park and Training Facility may soon call Piqua home. “Our main goal, it’s for the kids,” said Chris Smith, owner of Smitty’s Bicycle and Locksmith Services that has been a part of the community for 66 years, and recently celebrated their first year at their new Covington Avenue location. Smith, along with his wife, Angie, were introduced to commissioners, PROVIDED ARTWORK city leaders and attendees to the monthly commission work session. If all goes according to plan, the Upper Miami Valley BMX Park The couple in attendance to get the and Training Facility will call Piqua home and be open this spring. The facility will be located on the three acres behind See Bike park/Page 2 Smitty’s Bicycle and Locksmith Services on Covington Avenue.

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Canned food to be collected at game PIQUA — Piqua High School Key Club and Piqua High School Athletic Department will be giving $1 off admission to all attending the PiquaTroy basketball games tonight when they bring in a canned food item. All canned goods will be donated to local food pantries, according to Key Club President Abby Helman. The freshmen boys will begin play at 4:30 p.m. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens who bring in canned food items tonight.

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In 1909, contractor Joe Mikolajewski of No Mercy CrossFit, 1264 E. Ash St., talks about the benefits A.M. Fry added a fifth of cross fit training. The business is owned Mikolajewski and his wife Holly. floor to the Atlas Underwear plant on North Downing Street. Courtesy of the Piqua Public Library

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Piqua couple achieve goal with new center

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about six months ago and so far their membership totals have exceeded their initial forecasts. PIQUA —Four years ago That, mixed with a new Do you have an idea for a Joe and Holly Mikolajewski crop of fitness-related New Local Front story? of Piqua began training at a Let Susan Hartley know at Year’s resolutions, has reext. 14 or e-mail to fitness center in Troy that 773-2721 sulted in the gym having 70 shartley@dailycall.com eventually transformed their members, which represents motivation and passion for fitness to the the total of members Joe said he was annext big thing last year: opening a gym ticipating after a year of business. of their own. “Since December, our business has reNo Mercy CrossFit, located at 1264 E. ally picked up,” Joe said. “It’s been better Ash St. (entrance is located at the rear of See Piqua couple/Page 2 the shopping center), Piqua, opened

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COVINGTON – At their regular monthly meeting Thursday night, Covington Exempted Village Board of Education members took the first step to put a levy on the May 7 ballot. This levy would fund the local share, or $9 million, of a building project with the Ohio School Facilities Commission. With the state co-funding the project by 58 percent, the district’s plans consist of a new kindergarten to eighth-grade building adjacent to the high school and renovations to the high school. Of this local share, $8 million would be for the new building while $1 million would go to the high school. The local share of the project will come from a combination of both income and property taxes. Early estimates show that the property tax would be 3.89 mills with the income tax being a quarter of a percent. “The last one (the building project levy voted down in August 2010) was for 9.5 mills,” Superintendent Dave Larson said. He added that the plan is to eventually connect the two schools and have

them serve as one campus. “People have asked why we didn’t build one K-12 building. What we’re doing is $3 million less. $3 million is substantial to this community,” Larson said adding that the amount is more than $6 million less than what was asked for in August 2010. The board will meet for a work session regarding the building project at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23. They plan to hold a community meeting one or two weeks after that which will serve as the levy kick off and include the State of the Schools Address by Larson. Also during the meeting: • Treasurer Carol Forsythe shared that the casino tax revenue for Covington will be a little more than $18,000. This will be received in August and is $10,000 more than figured into the district’s five-year forecast. The money comes from a tax on the three casinos operating in Ohio and is given out every six months beginning this year. • Larson said that the district is up for an Environmental Protection Agency Federal grant. With the grant, the district would be able to buy a new bus with the grant covering 80 percent of the cost. This bus would have to replace one of the older buses in its fleet. Larson said if Covington does get the grant, a new bus would probably cost the district about $15,000. See Covington/Page 2

College student displays her McArtistic skills Mullin paints winter scenes at McDonald’s BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer broyer@dailycall.com PIQUA — The McDonald’s restaurant on Covington Avenue has been offering a unique, holiday-oriented artwork display to customers and residents for the last several weeks, all in thanks to 21-year-old Shayna Mullin.

Though currently on hiatus from college before next semester begins and seeking a degree in engineering, the Piqua Daily Call was able to speak with Mullin’s co-workers briefly on the bright blue and white painted artwork. One that highlights a favorite character from the 1964 animated stop motion Christmas classic, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, the Abominable Snow Monster. Or, Bumble, as Arctic See McArtistic/Page 2

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This unique Christmas window art at the McDonald’s on Covington Avenue in Piqua was painted by McDonald’s employee and Piqua resident Shayna Mullin.


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Charles E. Lindsay

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TROY — Charles E. than expected. I wasn’t sure how it Lindsay, 91, of Troy, would take off in Piqua, but people passed come from as far away as a w a y Greenville and Englewood. They 7 : 2 0 are addicted to it. It’s fun and afa . m . fordable.” ThursJoe said CrossFit, which aims to day, Jan. keep a person fit for life, differs 1 0 , from other gyms because he, his 2013, at trainers and his facility focuses on Koester fully-body fitness with a variety of Pavilexercises and exercise machines ion in LINDSAY and equipment. Troy. “This isn’t about going to the Charles was born April gym and doing three sets of this or 24, 1921, in Troy, to the that,” Joe said. “We climb ropes, we late Clarence and Anna D. do gymnastics, we flip tires — we (Wright) Lindsay Sr. He do a little bit of everything. Each was married to Doris C. day is about structure.” Turner on Aug. 6, 1955, He said the definition of Crossand she survives. Fit is “constantly varied functional Other survivors include movements performed at high intwo sons and daughterstensity,” and incorporates everyin-law, David Lindsay and thing from gymnastics and fianceé Colleen Rose of body-building to power-lifting. Louisville, Colo. and “Everything is gelled into one Jonathan C. and Linda workout,” Joe said. “Every day is Lindsay of Milford; one different, but it’s for everybody. daughter and son-in-law, The key to CrossFit is that it is Anita and Samuel Towe of constantly varied, so it will never Brookville; one grandson, get boring. People like that it is Benjamin Towe; one greatstructured, and we are going to MIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO grandson, Micah; three push you hard every day.” step-grandchildren; 11 Holly said a person “doesn’t need No Mercy CrossFit, 1264 E. Ash St., is becoming a popular fitness censtep-great-grandchildren; ter for area residents. The business is owned by Joe and Holly Mikolato be fit to join CrossFit.” and one sister, Betty Hat“Some people think you have to jewski of Piqua, pictured here with Brody Mayse, right, one of the of Troy. He was prefield certified trainers on staff at the facility. be, but you don’t,” she said. ceded in death by one The facility, which has a total of daughter, Anne Christine seven employees, offers free com- gym. “They do the same workout, ture of the gym if things continue munity workout sessions each Sat- the same movements, but it is going this well. urday at 9 a.m. modifiable — they are still doing “We would like to grow it,” he Brody Mayse, a trainer, said the same workout.” said. TROY — Brett CrossFit allows people of different Workouts for children, or CrossJoe and Holly, both 36, are the Desmond Weger, 56, of physical capabilities to workout to- Fit for Kids, also are available at parents of three daughters, Kam- T r o y , gether in a relaxed atmosphere. the facility along with trainers for ryn, 5, Kendall, 9, and Kyrstan, 15. r a n “You can have the best athlete in children. For more information about the into the the gym and someone who has just The age range of members are business, hours of service, or mem- arms of started yesterday and they work- between the ages of 4 and early bership visit the website for No J e s u s out together,” said Mayse, whose 60s. Mercy CrossFit at: www.nomercy- on Jan. wife, Angie, also is a trainer at the Joe said he has plans for the fu- crossfit.com. 1 0 , 2013, a t Upper Va l l e y WEGER Medwide in the fall. Pricing hybrid Accord, built in Point plants, creating at ical Center, Troy. has yet to be announced. Japan, will go on sale this least 200 new manufacBrett was born Nov. 13, “Expansion is under spring. The company turing jobs. Honda says it 1956, to Clyde C. and Harway, and as we get into builds the Civic hybrid has announced investCOLUMBUS (AP) — the spring and summer and Acura ILX hybrid in ments of more than $800 riet O. (Perry) Weger. He was preceded in death by Honda will add about 50 we’ll start trial production Greensburg, Ind. million at its Ohio facili- his mother, who died in new jobs at its central and start hiring the new In Ohio, Honda has as- ties in the past three 2003, and his father surOhio assembly plant as it associates,” company sembly plants in years. The company em- vives and lives in Huber starts building a new hyHeights. He was happily spokesman Ron Lietzke Marysville and East Libploys 13,500 Ohioans. brid Accord sedan there erty, builds engines at its Honda reached a mile- married to Karen Marcel this year, the company an- said Thursday. The 95,000-square-foot Anna facility and trans- stone last month when its (Moore) Weger for 32 wonnounced Thursday. Marysville plant is being missions at Russells Point. 1 millionth vehicle built derful years and she surThe Japanese auto house assembly It also operates a research for export, a silver Accord, vives. fitted tomaker said it will invest Other survivors include about $23 million in out- processes for production and development center in rolled off the line in two sons and daughter-infitting the plant in of the two-motor Accord Raymond, the largest such Marysville. It came 25 law, Jesse R. Weger of MorMarysville, near Colum- hybrid. That includes facility outside of Japan. years after the first U.S.ristown, Tenn. and and In November, the com- made Honda, also an Acbus, to build the 2014 hy- lengthening the main asTravis A. and Beckie L. brid Accord. The third sembly line and adding pany announced it would cord and also built at the Weger of Troy; three Honda hybrid to be built space for additional as- make more than $200 mil- Marysville plant, was exgrandchildren, Joshua, in the United States, the sembly and parts. lion in new investments ported to an overseas Talon and AdriAnne car will go on sale nationA plug-in version of the at the Anna and Russells market. Weger; one sister, Michelle Harris of Dayton; and two brothers and sister-in-law, Kirk and Kathy Weger of Huber Heights and Mark Smith said while empha- shop. to the Miami County Bike Ewart of Kettering. He Continued from page 1 sizing to those in attenThe Smiths also hope Path that runs to the was also preceded in death word out on the impend- dance these are not to join forces with neigh- north. by his father-in-law and ing BMX park that will motorbikes, so no engine boring Piqua Apostolic “Commissioners, I mother-in-law, Ray and be to host USABMX noises for surrounding Temple and Christian think this is a great idea,” Sue Moore. sanctioned races hope- neighbors. They have also School for additional Mayor Lucy Fess said. Brett was a very active fully by this spring and spoken to neighbors parking, with everyone Others echoing her sentianswer any questions in about any questions or agreeing that like any ments for the 501C3 tax regards to the new devel- concerns related to the other large community deductible organization opment. impending park that also event, where there is a that will add yet another VINE GROVE, Ky. — “Can I ride my bike on will offer bike rentals and will, there is a way. unique, positive addition Benjamin Franklin that?” asked Commis- concessions. The couple are cur- and experience to the Cantrill, 65, of Vine Grove, sioner Judy Terry who Some of the concerns rently seeking sponsors community. K y . , was as curious and eager broached by neighbors, for their ambitious projIn response to Terry’s for this latest addition to and likewise by commis- ect with almost $50,000 question about using the d i e d the city that will draw an sion, were in relation to already raised, and a track, Smith responded Thursestimated 500 to 700 parking accommodations need close to $75,000 to with a robust “Yes, d a y , spectators over the course for the large racing bring their dream to real- ma’am.” As while the cou- Nov. 22, of five to six weekends for events. The Smiths and ity. It is a facility that ple’s main intention is to 2 0 1 2 , the racing events. It will Schmiesing pointed out Schmiesing anticipates provide a safe, clean at- at his also be open, at least five the already established will bring revenue to area mosphere for local youth home. H e days a week, for kids to parking available at the businesses with the in- to train, build work ethic was a train and practice a sport business and additional flux of people coming into and have fun on their that is quickly gaining parking that will be the community for the bikes, according to the U . S . A r m y CANTRILL popularity and is an available upon comple- racing events. sponsorship flier, the V e t Olympic sport. tion of the park on the In time, the park will park will be open for all eran serving in the Viet“It’s growing rapidly,” three acres behind the also be a direct entrance ages. nam War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lockwood and Sallie gret’ on all of these (resig- the board meeting, Dr. meetings at 6 p.m. on the Cantrill; and a brother, Continued from page 1 nations), but he will cer- Dean Pond was re-elected third Thursday of every Scotty Cantrill. • Board members ac- tainly be missed in the president and Brad Hall month at the board of edHe is survived by two cepted the resignation of football program,” Larson vice president. They held ucation office. daughters, Robyn Cantrill David Tobias, high school said of the longtime assis- these positions last year The board of education assistant football coach, tant coach. will meet again for their as well. effective immediately. The members agreed to regular session at 6 p.m. And, in the organizaPolicy: Please send obit“I know we say ‘with re- tional meeting prior to continue holding their Thursday, Feb.21. uary notices by e-mail to

Lindsay; four brothe r s , William, Paul, John, and Clarence Jr. Lindsay; and two sisters, Mary and Margaret Lindsay. Charles was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Troy. He was a 1939 graduate of Troy High School and a 50-year member at Franklin Lodge 14 F&AM in Troy. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Charles retired after serving 24 years from Troy Post Office. His hobbies included traveling and woodworking. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home in Troy, with Pastor Lauren Allen officiating. Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Miami Memorial Park in Covington. Condolences may be left the family at for www.fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com.

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member of the Christian Church. He was a 1975 graduate of Wayne High School and also attended Sinclair Community College in Dayton. He was a retired Quality Engineer from Tuff Torq Inc. in Morristown, Tenn. His hobbies include reading and enjoying time with his grandchildren, other family, and cuddling with his two furry children, Tramp and Mellie. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Troy Christian Church, 1440 E. State Route 55 Troy, with Pastor Mark Messmore officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service on Monday at Dayton Memorial Park, Dayton. Visitation will at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Condolences may be left for the family at fisher-cheneyfuneralhome.com. He loved his Lord greatly and lived his life according to the scripture James 1, verse 27: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” He will be deeply missed by all who love him.

Benjamin Franklin Cantrill

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McArtistic Continued from page 1 prospector, Yukon Cornelius, referenced the wild creature. A resident of Piqua and an employee with the

restaurant for three and a half years, Mullin took art in high school and her obvious creativity should lend a supportive hand to her future in engineering.

The west McDonald’s restaurant owned by Scott M & A Corporation has painted the windows in the past, according to employees, but never to such

an elaborate extent as Mullin’s ability allowed. It’s also for a limited time as the artwork will only be on display a few more weeks.

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Jiles of Louisville, Ky. and P e g g y Cantrill of Vine Grove, Ky.; a brother, Jerry Cantrill and his wife Sherry of Piqua; five grandchildren, Tyler Mason, Raven Caldwell, Mahailey Cleaver, Jada Jiles, and Ciara Lamb; a sister-in-law, Kay Cantrill of Sidney; the mother of his children, Sharon Cantrill of Vine Grove, Ky.; a special friend, Betty Johnson of Vine Grove, Ky.; and nieces and nephews. A committal service was held Monday, Dec. 3, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Ky., with military honors.

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The warming trend continues as we’ll get even milder temperatures today and Saturday. The rain chances continue through this timeframe, too, with the best chances coming through the first part of today ... and again late Saturday. Temperatures begin to cooll of Sunday and drop sharply on Monday. High: 60 Low: 40.

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REGIONAL ALMANAC Temperature High Yesterday 39 at 2:55 p.m. Low Yesterday 27 at 8 a.m. Normal High 34 Normal Low 20 Record High 58 in 1975 Record Low -15 in 1982

Precipitation 24 hours ending at 5 p.m. T Month to date 0.09 Normal month to date 0.96 Year to date 0.09 Normal year to date 0.96 Snowfall yesterday 0.00

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Ty Riffle Age: 6 Birthday: Jan. 11, 2007 Parents: Josh and Ashley Riffle of Greenville Siblings: Blake and Avery Grandparents: Dale and Mary Jane Karn of Piqua and Scott and Cindy Riffle of Greenville TY RIFFLE

Cross Daniel Stammen Age: 3 Birthdate: Jan. 11, 2010 Parents: Ryan and Shanda Stammen of Troy Siblings: Slone, Olivia and Cohen Grandparents: Matt and Dee Schwieterman and Jim and Connie Stammen, all CROSS DANIEL of Piqua STAMMEN

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TROY — The WACO Historical Society is offering four lessons developed by NASA education specialists. These lessons provide fun, hands-on activities that promote problem solving, communication skills, and teamwork. Earth and space subjects include size and distances of planets, geometry, rockets, measurement, and Newton’s 3rd Law. • Who: Home School Children in the 3rd through 5th grades • When:Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. • Where: WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25A, Troy, OH 45373 For more information about cost or registration, www.wacoairmuseum.org and click on the events tab or send your check made out to WACO Historical Society to 1865 S. County Road 25-A, Troy, OH 45373. Include the child and parent’s names, address, phone, and e-mail. For more information, call 335-9226 or e-mail lcdir@wacoairmuseum.org.

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MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is offering a basketball shooting clinic for youth and teens from K-12 on Jan. 26, at the Robinson Branch, located on 25-A between Troy and Tipp City. Professional Shooting Coach Thom Townsley, promoter for the Indiana Pacers will lead the clinic. Coach Townsley has more than 25 years of experience performing clinics worldwide and teaching professional practice skills used by both NBA and WNBA players. The clinic is free for members and youth registered in the winter youth basketball leagues. There will be a $5 fee for all other youth. Clinic times are as follows: • K-2nd Grade, 9-10:20 a.m. • 3rd-4th Grade, 10:3011:50 a.m. • 5th Grade and up, 121:20 p.m. Registrations are currently being accepted. For more information or to register, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or j.hull@miamicountyymca.net.

440-9622 or j.hull@miami- in the Versailles Schools Cafetorium at 280 Marker countyymca.net. Road, Versailles. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and Annual relay run until 9:30 p.m. All the cook-off slated proceeds benefit the VerMIAMI COUNTY — sailles FFA Alumni ScholMiami County Relay for arships and Doug and Life teams will be making Craig Meier Memorial Ag their favorite chili for the Production Grant. The menu for Soup and public to sample at the anSandwich Social will consist nual chili cook-off to be held of homemade chicken noofrom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satdle soup, chili soup, hot urday, Jan. 26. Teams will be set up at the Miami Val- chicken sandwich, BBQ ley Centre Mall in the corri- pork sandwich, hot beef dor between Sears and JC sandwich, sloppy joe sandPenny. The winner of the wich, coney dog sandwich, best chili will be the team hot dog sandwich, nacho and cheese, pies, cakes, who collects the most donacookies, brownies, salad, tions during the event. Regand drinks. istrations for the chili This activity is in concook-off will be accepted junction with the freshman, until Jan. 23. reserve and varsity girls’ Other area events inbasketball teams that are clude The First United playing against Miami Church of Christ Team’s East, and the freshman junSpaghetti Supper from 4-7 ior varsity and varsity boys’ p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at basketball teams games the church, 120 S. Market against Franklin Monroe. St. Troy. The menu includes Carry-outs are available. spaghetti, marinara sauce, meatballs, bread, salad bar, applesauce, desserts, and YMCA offers drinks. Carry outs are diabetes program available. MIAMI COUNTY — The The 2013 Relay For Life Miami County YMCA is curof Miami County will be rently enrolling participants held May 3-4 at the Miami for a nine-week program on County Fairgrounds. Regisdiabetes education, support tration is open now at and self-management. Each www.relayforlife.org/miamisession will concentrate on county. Anyone interested various topics to help particin joining the relay as a volipants to establish good unteer or team member is habits and learn how to encouraged to contact Joyce manage their pre-diabetes Kittel, 2013 Event Chair at or diabetes symptoms. relayjoycekittel@gmail.com The program is designed or leave a message at (937) to bring awareness and ed524-2214. ucation to the community The Miami County Team about the risk factors remeeting will be held at 6:30 lated to diabetes and p.m.Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the chronic illnesses associated Miami Valley Centre Mall with diabetes. conference room. This program is free for those who qualify through FFA soup and referral. It includes educational seminars, free persandwich social training and sonal VERSAILLES — The membership with the Versailles FFA Alumni and Miami County YMCA durFFA Chapter will conduct ing the program and for six its 18th Annual Soup and months after participants Sandwich Social on Feb. 2, graduate. The class will be

held Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m., beginning Jan. 23 at YMCA’s Robinson Branch in Troy, 3060 S. County Road 25-A. To register for the program or for more information, contact Donn Craig at 440-9622 or d.craig@miamicountyymca.net.

Registration open for sports leagues MIAMI COUNTY —The Miami County YMCA is taking registrations for upcoming sports leagues at the Piqua Branch and Robinson Branch, located on 25-A between Troy and Tipp City. The eight-week leagues begin on Feb. 8 and 9. YMCA Youth Sports are designed for children with all skill levels. Games will use a competitive format including progressive rules enforcement and scoring while maintaining fair play for all participants. • Piqua Branch Leagues 1st and 2nd grade boys/girls basketball – Friday evenings 3rd and 4th grade Boys basketball – Saturday mornings 3-4 and 5-6 year-old soccer – Saturday afternoons 2nd-6th grade girls soccer – Late Saturday afternoons • Robinson Branch Leagues Kindergarten boys/girls – Friday basketball evenings 3rd & 4th Grade Girls basketball – Saturday mornings 1st-3rd grade boys/girls floor hockey – Saturday mornings 4-5 year-old boys/girls basketball – Saturday afternoons Registrations are currently being accepted. For more information or to register, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or j.hull@miamicountyymca.net.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013

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Wearing too many hats simply not The Village Idiot worth effort Warning: Gym may be ome choose resolutions, I pick a word or words for my must-accomplish list (Reconciliation ring any bells?) and transparency is my chosen golden child for the new year. While Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines transparency as having a property that transmits light, something fine or sheer, for me it means dumping the multiple hats worn according to occasion or expectations. It means what you see is what you get should we ever cross paths. Whether that’s at work, home, or at the curbside toilet papering the same individual’s house. This is not meant to paint hat changes in a Sybil manner. I am not Bethany at work followed by Wilma at home, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee while on a treadmill run. (Though I do wish on the latter!) Rather, wearing a hat means never being entirely who you are simply because of the company, or being ashamed of who you are compared to who you are with, that what you believe is wrong, how you got from point A to point H is an embarrassment. Or that what you want out of life, the decisions you make or made, or pre- BETHANY J. ROYER cisely where you are at Staff Writer this very moment in time broyer@dailycall.com someone will take issue with and you must disguise it or dress it up. For a regrettable period of time I was stuck with too many hats. I’d wear one hat while out with family, another with friends, and yet another with my church group. All for the sake of acceptance, never rocking the boat, and it was exhausting. It wasn’t about being deceitful but making sure no feathers were ruffled. It almost destroyed my life, and did I mention exhausting? For starters, there would come points when I couldn’t remember what hat to wear with what group. So when hat changing started to really interfere with what I wanted to accomplish in my life (reconciliation, school, church and more) as opposed to what others expected or wanted of me, I realized things had to change. However, transparency goes much further than a choice, living with the consequences, and wishing I was a well-respected, highly successful marathon runner. As too many of us equate transparency as being weak. Wearing a hat keeps us from being hurt, humiliated, looked upon as stupid, naive or worse, as we stiffen the upper lip, and tuck the toilet paper into a shirt sleeve. I thought about hats when at a luncheon recently where the strongest in the bunch suddenly broke down under the weight of trying to make everyone happy at the cost of her own happiness. On the verge of tying the knot and creating a beautiful new blended family she was desperately trying to make everyone comfortable. Yet, there was one person who was bucking the impending nuptials pretty hard and for all my friend tried she could not seem to win this individual over. Trying to appease everyone for acceptance sake does not work, and bending to other’s wishes, making them comfortable at the the risk of your own for fear of being disliked often means disguising our true selves, wearing a hat. It means casting aside our heart’s desire for other’s wants and wishes, and eventually, it will catch up. There’s going to be a mix up with the hats. I can tell you from experience that basing a decision upon making someone else comfortable, happy or accepting can quickly become a vicious cycle. Once one is satisfied, the next person won’t be, and once the latter is made content, there’s the next and so forth and so on. It will never end. So while I don’t recommend running out to burn bridges, giving everyone the finger who disagrees with you, (toilet papering any houses) the fact is that sometimes, no matter what we do, sometimes we end up on someone’s you-know-what list for that one true hat we should proudly wear.

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Mom of two munchkins and rooter for the underdog that is the ellipsis, Bethany J. Royer can be contacted at bethanyroyer@yahoo.com.

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hazardous to your health a hazmat suit before I’d ob squeezed into his pick one up again. Don’t seat at the Liars’ get me wrong: I like baTable at the Blue bies, but I don’t want to Moon Diner and answim in their droppings.” nounced that this year he Except Jackson didn’t use was sticking to his New the word “droppings.” Year’s resolution. He had “Don’t they put somejoined a gym. thing in the water to kill, This was a new one. JIM MULLEN you know, accidents?” Bob Most years he resolved asked, realizing that his Columnist the normal things: to lose gym membership was weight, or quit drinking, or quit smoking, or quit betting on col- worth much less than it was five minlege football, or quit cheating on his utes ago. “Sure they do. And they keep putting taxes, or finally clean out his garage and sell all the stuff on eBay. And they never in more. After a while, you’re not swimhappened. We were all kind of stunned ming in water, you’re swimming in a scithat he had gone so far as to join a gym. ence experiment. And you think the We all agreed it was a good idea, be- chemicals they put in there are any better for you than the diapers? It’s like cause exercise keeps you young. “Yes,” said Jackson. “Sixty is the new swimming in a bottle of Purell.” Bob was not to be discouraged. “I’m 59. I’m kind of sorry I had to quit going.” Jackson is the only one of our group who not that big a swimmer anyway. I’ll probbelongs to a gym and exercises regularly. ably just use the weight room and then shower and sit in the whirlpool for a few The rest of us are just average slobs. “You quit?” Bob asked. “But you were hours to work out the kinks, the way you the reason I joined. You kept saying how do. Or did.” “Did I forget to mention the showers?” it had helped your back and how you’d lost weight and how well you felt, and Jackson asked. “Be careful not to step in now you tell me you’ve quit! What is the stuff that’s growing in the corners. I think it’s some kind of government-spongoing on?” “It was a lot of things,” Jackson said. sored germ warfare experiment. Otherwise, someone would be cleaning it up. I “But mainly it was all the babies.” “Just because some people act childish guess they’re paying them not to. It’s the doesn’t mean you should quit. You love only explanation that makes sense.” “But you’re supposed to shower before that place,” Bob said. “I mean real babies, of the very small you use the pool or the spa.” “I would shower after, too, if I were child type. I got out of the pool one day and was relaxing in the whirlpool spa you — with an antibacterial soap, and when a group of women came in with ba- rinse off with a pressure washer. Sitting bies in diapers and took them into the in that whirlpool is like being in a sewer. pool. It spoiled the whole thing for me.” I don’t trust the old men who cook in it “What’s the matter with babies learn- anymore than I trust the babies in diaing to swim? I hear they like it,” Bob pers. At least rinse some of it off before you go home.” said. “So you really quit?” “Did you read that in one of your “And give up the swimming and the men’s magazines?” someone asked. “I’ve seen that,” Jackson said, “and spa? You’ve got to be kidding,” Jackson maybe it is good for them, but not for me. said. “I couldn’t live without it. But I do I don’t want to swim in a diaper bucket.” make sure I get there before the babies.” “But they make them wear plastic Jim Mullen’s newest book is called pants over the diapers, don’t they?” Bob “Kill Me, Elmo: The Holiday Depression asked. “And you think that works? Have you Fun Book.” You can reach him at Jimever held a baby? They’re toxic. I’d wear MullenBooks.com.

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Where to Write Public officials can be contacted through the following addresses and telephone numbers: ■ Lucy Fess, mayor, 5th Ward Commissioner, ward5comm@piquaoh.org, 6159251 (work), 773-7929 (home) ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner, ward1comm@piquaoh.org, 773-2778 (home) ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner, ward2comm@piquaoh.org, 773-8217 ■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner, ward3comm@piquaoh.org, 778-0390 ■ Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner, ward4comm@piquaoh.org, 773-3189 ■ City Manager Gary Huff, ghuff@piquaoh.org, 778-2051 ■ Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Cultice, 201 W.Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; commissioners@comiami.oh.us ■ John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: (614) 466-9354 ■ State Sen. Bill Beagle, 5th District, Ohio Senate, First Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215; (614) 466-6247; e-mail: SD05@sen.state.oh.us

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To the Editor: Just a reminder, for those who have not yet received their monthly utility bill, that the water rates are to go up another 20 percent, building atop the increase that took place in September. In addition, city commissioners approved a resolution at the last meeting of the year to authorize a wastewater system contract for $3.345 million for work on that system and plant. This too will mushroom when the data is known. This too will be paid for by big rate increases. The old line from “Field of Dreams” was “if you build it, they will come.” After looking at the $22 million for the hotel work, the (probable) $40 million or more to pay for a new water plant, the $25 — or $35, or whatever — millions of dollars for new schools and now more multiple millions for wastewater work, I rather doubt “they” will arrive. —Larry Huffman Piqua

Editorial roundup Excerpts of recent editorials of interest from Ohio newspapers: The Columbus Dispatch Many economic indicators are going in the right direction in Ohio: the state’s unemployment rate has dropped below the national average in recent months, and 132,900 jobs have been added in the past two years. But a leading factor in higher poverty rates has seen a marked increase in Ohio over the past decade: The state is one of more than a dozen that have seen a 6 percent or greater decline in the number of families with two parents present…. Research shows time and again a high correlation between one-parent families and poverty; married couples with children have an average income nationally of $80,000. Single mothers’ average income is just $24,000. The effect is compounded by the fact that poor children are less likely to do well in school and get good jobs when they grow up, meaning the cycle of poverty becomes hard to break…. There aren’t easy fixes for cultural changes that have been accelerating for decades, resulting in negative consequences. A New York Times story in July, based on a Brookings Institution report on the negative effect on children from the decline in marriage, drew flak from some for violating the politically correct view that people who say kids need two parents are judgmental squares. But at least this type of dialogue in the media provokes a discussion we should be having about the root causes of poverty and the kind of future we’re giving our children.

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bride Review: Aereo makes it Perplexed ponders how to let tempting to cut cable TV bridesmaid go BY ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer NEW YORK — Broadcast networks make many of their shows available on the Internet, but you usually have to wait at least a day after an episode airs on television. A subscription service called Aereo breaks those shackles and makes network programs available right away. That sounds too good to be true, and in a sense it is. First, it works only in New York City for now, though Aereo said Tuesday that it will expand to 22 more U.S. regions this spring. Its channel selection is limited to 29 over-the-air channels and Bloomberg TV. It doesn’t include the other cable networks I frequently watch. The biggest caveat is the fact that broadcast networks are suing to shut it down. More on that later. Aereo is no fly-by-night operation. The pirate startup is backed by big money and a big name — media billionaire Barry Diller. Aereo believes what it is doing is legal. It has created tiny antennas, each the size of a dime. The company stuffs thousands of them into small boxes at its data center in Brooklyn. When you’re ready to watch a show, you are assigned one of those antennas, as if you had your own antenna on your roof. You get a second one, too, if you want to record something to watch later. You can also record both shows for later. Shows you watch live or record for later viewing are streamed over the Internet to a Web browser. A day pass costs $1 and gives you 10 days to watch up to three hours of recorded shows. You can pay $8 a month for unlimited live viewing and 20 hours of storage, or $12 for 40 hours. Or you can pay $80 for a full year and 40 hours. That annual price is less than what I pay my cable company for TV each and every month. It’s a great deal for people who mostly watch broadcast television and not a lot of sports. (Regular-season games are typically on cable channels these days.) I’ve been trying out Aereo since September to record and watch all sorts of programs on Aereo — both highbrow shows such as “Downton Abbey” and guilty-pleasure ones such as “Revenge.” Service is now available on Mac and Windows computers, iPhones, iPads, Apple

TV and Roku’s set-top box. The company says access on Android devices should come this year. You can watch on up to five devices, meaning you can start watching on your desktop at home and continue where you left off on an iPhone while waiting for the bus. Two people can watch different shows at once, but not the same show on different devices. To get started, simply flip through an interactive program guide, similar to the kind you’d see on TiVo or a digital video recorder from your cable or satellite TV company. You can also search for specific shows or keywords. Typing in “Giants” pulled up shows on the football team and giant animals. Once you come across a show you’re interested in, simply choose “Watch” or “Record.” Watching “live” is actually delayed by several seconds because of the time it takes to convert signals into Internet data and send to you, so don’t make any impromptu sports bets. If you choose to record a show, you can do it for just that one episode, for new episodes only or for everything including reruns. Keep in mind that “everything” means everything. I managed to record some PBS shows multiple times — filling up my 40-hour allotment — because of repeats overnight. To watch a recorded show, simply choose it from a list. Like most video players, Aereo lets you jump to any portion of a show, so you can watch just the ending or go back a third of the way in. Depending on whether you watch in a small window or the full screen, you can replay the past 10 or 30 seconds or jump 30 seconds ahead — perfect to skip over one commercial. Aereo isn’t an on-demand service. So if you hadn’t recorded a show, you can’t go back to watch it. That’s where Hulu comes in. It typically offers the past five episodes of shows from NBC, ABC, Fox and the CW. Where Aereo is particularly useful is in filling the gaps — CBS and PBS, plus local programs such as the news. Aereo also lets you start watching even before a show ends, just like a regular DVR. Most shows on Hulu aren’t available until the next day, and those on Fox take more than a week unless you pay for a subscription. You get the same commercials that are shown

over the air, and you can skip them. Hulu has different ads, which you can’t skip. Shows are available on Aereo until you delete them or run out of space, while Hulu drops the oldest episodes as new ones appear. As I mentioned earlier, Aereo is available only in New York City, not even the suburbs, until this spring’s expansion. That restriction extends to watching shows while traveling, even if you’re a legitimate New York subscriber. Aereo performs a check of your location when you log on, using your numeric Internet Protocol address and other tools. Mistakes happen — the service thinks my office is outside New York because my employer’s network is based elsewhere. But it’s easy to bypass that and use the service anyway, after reading a warning that use outside New York City is a terms of service violation. There are a few other limitations: — The program guide looks forward two weeks or less, so you can’t record shows beyond that, even if you know their names. I missed several shows during the fall television season because they started later than others and hadn’t appeared yet when I got around to setting up the recordings. With TiVo, I can simply type in a keyword, and shows will automatically record, even a year later. — Aereo won’t let me remove specific episodes from the list of future shows to record. I’d have to drop the entire series, or quickly delete them after recording to avoid running out of space. — A handful of shows didn’t record because of unspecified recording errors. A few “90210” episodes got mysteriously chopped off. I’ve encountered fewer glitches since I started using Aereo, but keep in mind it’s still infant. — The interface is intuitive when it works, but early on, I had to refresh the browser often because the website would freeze. I’ve also managed to hit the wrong part of the screen too many times. On Election Night, I was inadvertently watching news broadcasts on a half-hour delay and learned of President Barack Obama’s victory on Facebook because key states were still too close to call on my delayed broadcast. — Video quality depends partly on the Internet connection. Video can look good

on a large, high-definition TV set, but at times, it stutters on my small laptop, particularly over a wireless network. I don’t get the same stuttering with Hulu. During Superstorm Sandy, service went down completely for about four hours because of problems with one of Aereo’s Internet providers. I could see Aereo being useful for live broadcasts you can’t get on Hulu, but during the storm, I had to go back to cable for around-the-clock news. There were pockets of cable outages in the region, but no service-wide disruption. Aereo isn’t ready yet to replace your cable TV service if you need reliability. I’ve noticed the service get better over the few months I’ve used it, but there are still kinks to work out. But it’s a good option if you care more about saving money. It’s a good supplement to Hulu for its access to CBS, PBS and live shows and quicker availability of shows from ABC, Fox, NBC and the CW. But the restriction on watching shows outside your home area limits its usefulness. I had to turn to Hulu on a laptop to catch up on shows during my various travels. One unknown is how long Aereo will last. Copyright-infringement lawsuits filed by the major networks and others accuse Aereo of unlawfully copying and retransmitting their programming over the Internet. Aereo insists what it’s doing is legal because customers are assigned individual antennas. Therefore, the company says, it’s similar to what viewers would get for free by installing the same equipment at home. By contrast, cable TV companies use a single antenna or direct feed from a broadcaster to pick up a station for thousands of subscribers. In July, a federal judge in New York refused to give broadcasters a preliminary injunction to stop the service, though the ruling has been appealed. So if you can live with service hiccups, enjoy Aereo while you can. It makes cutting cable service tempting. But don’t tell off the cable guy quite yet. You might have to come crawling back if broadcasters win their lawsuit. ___ Anick Jesdanun, deputy technology editor for The Associated Press, can be reached at njesdanun(at)ap.org.

After 4 decades, Comics Buyer’s Guide closing PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Krause Publications says it is folding the longpublished Comics Buyer’s Guide with the March issue, blaming a decline in advertising and free content online for the demise of the magazine titles that

began reporting on the comic book industry in 1971. In a statement Wednesday, Krause blamed “poor market conditions” for the move. Issue No. 1,699 will be the last one published. The magazine was

started by Alan Light as The Buyer’s Guide for Comic Fandom, publishing monthly at first, then twice a month, then weekly. Krause acquired the magazine in 1983 and changed the name to Comics Buyer’s Guide

shortly thereafter, with Don and Maggie Thompson as editors. Krause, based in Wisconsin, is part of Cincinnati-based F+W Media Inc. The magazine’s website will remain active as an archive resource.

DEAR ABBY: I used to be close friends with “Colette.” We were so close that I asked her to be a bridesmaid in my April wedding. Over the last several years of our friendship, Colette became selfish and domineering. It didn’t bother me so much before, because I felt her positive qualities outweighed the negative. However, after several recent incidents, I finally told her I was upset. She offered a copout response, and we have not communicated since then. That was a month ago. How do I let her know that I want to withdraw my request for her to be a bridesmaid? I don’t want to hurt her feelings, but my wedding will be a small, private affair, and her presence would be painful and disruptive to me and another bridesmaid who recently had a similar experience with her. Colette may not be burning with desire to come anyway, given our falling out, and hasn’t yet incurred any of the expenses or spent any of the time and effort associated with being a bridesmaid. I don’t want to act unkindly, even though I don’t plan on rekindling the friendship. — NEEDS PERSPECTIVE IN KANSAS DEAR NEEDS: Tell Colette politely that your plans have changed and that you have decided to “scale back” the wedding; therefore your wedding party will be smaller and you won’t need her after all. It’s euphemistic enough that it could be taken to mean that finances have dictated your decision, which would be face-saving for her. If she feels as you suspect she does, she may be relieved to be let off the hook. And if not, well — you don’t plan on continuing your friendship with her in any case. Do not make the conversation anything but polite and brief. DEAR ABBY: My mother had to be placed in a nursing home a year and a half ago. It has been a difficult time in our lives. She had two small, adorable dogs that kept her company for many years. I have kept them at her home and provide daily care and love to them. I tried to find them a

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Advice loving home, to no avail. I can’t bring them to my home because I’m allergic to dogs. They’re accustomed to being indoors, and the elderly one can’t stand the extreme heat in our area. My problem is my brother. He knows I need a good home for Mom’s dogs, but he went out and BOUGHT another dog for his family. I was hurt and angry when he told me, but tried not to show it. I’m bitter about it because Mom’s pets still need a home. I’m finding it hard to speak to my brother now. I have never had a mean bone in my body or felt this way before, but I don’t understand how he could do this. Am I wrong to feel this way? I respect your opinion, so could you advise me? — DOGGONE IT! DEAR DOGGONE IT!: Your feelings are understandable. However, before you let them degenerate into lasting antipathy, have a frank talk with your brother. Tell him your feelings and find out why he didn’t volunteer to take in your mother’s dogs. There is nothing to be gained by stewing in silence, and he may have had a reason. You might have better luck finding a home for your mother’s dogs if you contact no-kill shelters and rescue groups in your area. The dogs might be ideal companions for another senior if they are loving and housebroken. Most shelters offer a “senior for senior” discount where qualified senior citizens can adopt a senior companion animal, usually seven years old or older, with all fees waived. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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spite your skimpy trump holding, comes much closer to representing the real value of your hand than does the alternative bid of three spades. True, you have only 15 high-card points, but nearly all of them are potential tricks. In particular, your three trumps, together with the singleton ace of diamonds, should be worth their weight in gold. Partner might not make four spades, but you would be remiss not to bid it. Tomorrow: Looks can be deceiving.

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Ohio parents will fight malnutrition death charges BY THOMAS J. SHEERAN Associated Press CLEVELAND — The parents indicted in the death of their malnourished 18month-old disabled son will fight the charges and show they were following medical advice, their attorney said Thursday. Adrienne Bartholomew, 35, and James Brothers, 33, of Vermilion, also have been charged with providing poor care to five other children, most of whom were malnourished and undersized when taken from their home last fall. “Absolutely, they are going to fight the charges,” attorney Denise Demmitt said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. She said the care given to the children was well known to numerous social service agencies and physicians. “If my clients had in fact committed a crime, all these other agencies that have been firm in their position that they had seen nothing wrong, they too would stand accused of a crime,” Demmitt said. “I believe the evidence will clearly show that they were following orders of physicians.” The children, all biological offspring of the couple, are disabled, according to Demmitt, who called their disabilities “organic” and said it hadn’t been determined how that happened. The Erie County social service agency in Sandusky declined to comment on Demmitt’s assertions.

“We would not want to jeopardize the continuing investigation and case preparation by the sheriff and prosecutor’s office,” Director Karen Balconi Ghezzi with Erie County Job and Family Services said in an email. She said earlier the agency had seen no malnourishment issues when its oversight of the family ended three years ago. Before the couple moved from the Cleveland area in 2007, Cuyahoga County investigated the family on two neglect tips for missed medical appointments and similar issues, but malnourishment wasn’t among them, officials said. A grandmother who cared for the children also has been charged. All three were charged with counts including involuntary manslaughter in the death of Isaac Brothers-Bartholomew, and child endangerment involving five of his six siblings. Each was arrested Monday and jailed on bonds of more than $250,000 apiece. Isaac was found dead in the home in November after his mother called 911 to report he was unresponsive and “stiff as a board.” His autopsy blamed the death on malnourishment and dehydration. After Isaac’s death, authorities removed six other children from the home. A 6year-old weighed 23 pounds, about half the average 40- to 50-pound weight for that age. The oldest child was 11.

BY MICHAEL HILL Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Baby food used to have an image as stable — and bland — as a jar of strained peas. And its target market was limited to, well... babies. No more. Old-school glass jars of applesauce are still around, but these days they share shelf space in the baby food aisle with curious (and often organic) combinations like zucchini, banana and amaranth (it’s a grain) packed in brightly colored pouches intended to be squished and slurped by consumers with little — and not so little — hands. “What we try to do is engage them, stimulate all of their senses,” says Paul Lindley, founder of Ella’s Kitchen baby food, a pioneer in the use of pouch-style packaging. “Not just their taste sense, not just putting a spoon in their mouth or a pouch into their mouth ... but to try to stimulate all their other senses.” Welcome to the world of premium baby foods, part of a $1.5 billion industry that’s no longer just about babies. Babies don’t generally care much about food packaging. But toddlers, older children and convenience-driven parents do. Pouches have allowed baby food makers to broaden the appeal of their products beyond the traditional baby food years. Maureen Putman, chief marketing officer for the Hain Celestial Group, maker of organic brand Earth’s Best, says pouches have helped fuel 11 percent growth at Earth’s Best even as the U.S. birth rate declines. “It’s allowing us to age up. Where moms may have stopped baby food at 9 to 12 months, the pouches have really helped extend the shelf life of baby food,” she says. “We see growth for a long time to come.” Parents like Lindsey Carl, of Clarksville, Tenn., make the case, saying pouches are a less messy way to feed her 22-month-old daughter and 10-month-old son simultaneously. “They don’t require a spoon, which makes on-the-go easy,” she says. “You don’t have to worry about bringing a spoon: ‘Where do I wash the spoon? Where do I put the spoon?’” And the premium baby food world is an increasingly crowded one, with other major players including Plum Organics, Sprout, the organic baby food company founded by Food Network star Tyler Florence, and even long established baby food maker Gerber. “We’re excited about pouches and we’re the No. 1 in the segment and

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A store employee stocks baby food pouches on the shelf in the baby food aisle in City Target on Thursday, Jan. 3, in downtown Los Angeles. The popularity of pouches has allowed baby food makers expand the market for their product beyond the traditional baby food years. we want to continue to grow it,” said Aileen Stocks, Gerber’s head of integrated marketing. Obviously, the premium trend also is about what’s in the pouches. And increasingly it’s organic. While organic accounts for only about 4 percent of total U.S. food sales, organic baby food represents a more impressive 21 percent of that category, says Putman. Gerber, with more than half the market, also is No. 1 in pouch sales, with about a 30 percent share, Stocks said. She said while organic pouches are driving growth in premium products, Gerber’s product line runs from infants to preschool and they are focusing on growth and innovation in all the segments. “Pouches obviously, it’s an exciting story because you’re seeing a lot of it in the aisles right now,” she said. “But it’s really just one part of the whole story as far as the child’s nutrition.” Putman says the popularity of organics is a sign that parents are concerned about what they’re feeding their babies. But there could be other reasons, too. The creative new mixes available — such as Plum’s sweet potato, mango and millet, and Sprout’s pasta with lentil Bolognese — might speak to Mom and Dad’s inner foodie. Premium baby foods also bridge the gap between the parents who feed out of jars and those who prefer a make-it-from-scratch approach, creating a middle ground both sides of that parenting debate are more comfortable with. Florence sees Sprout as a way to expose more young eaters to a wider variety of more flavorful foods. His

own “Aha!” moment came when a friend’s toddler was spitting up old fashioned jar food. Florence steamed and pureed carrots, and the boy licked the bowl clean. “If you’re feeding a child just sort of green gruel out of a jar and they’re spitting it up all over their shirt, they’re saying, ‘Listen, I don’t like this stuff,’” said Florence. Organic pouches can run $1.69 for 4 ounces, compared to 99 cents for some jarred food. Still, Meagan Call of Cleveland, Ohio, says she can get them on sale for about $1. Call sees pouches as a healthy alternative to sugar-heavy juice boxes for her 18month-old son. “They’re more like smoothies,” Call said. “That’s what I see it as. I’m giving him smoothies and smoothies are fairly healthy as long as you don’t overdo it.” Not everyone is cooing over pouches, though. One common criticism is that in some cases a pouch will read something like “spinach and apples,” giving an impression of a vegetable-rich meal even if the ingredient label lists more apples than spinach. More pointedly, some critics claim that parents tend to overrely on pouches. Dina Rose, a sociologist who writes the “It’s Not About Nutrition” blog, said while pouches can be a beneficial “bridge” to fresh fruits and vegetables, they are no substitute. “It lulls people into thinking that they’ve done their fruit-andvegetable job. So they’re done,” Rose said. “And it gets them out of what they think of as the struggle to get their kids to eat fruits and vegetables.”

Rory McIlroy starts foundation to help children With more innovative fundraisers in the works HOLYWOOD, Ireland (AP) — Rory McIlroy wants to help children around the world through a foundation and on his golf bag. McIlroy on Thursday announced he has started The Rory Foundation. Among the first projects is to bring attention to children by putting the name of charities on his bag when possible. The world’s No. 1 player starts his season next week in Abu Dhabi. The 23-year-old from Northern Ireland is geared toward work like this. Two years ago, he went to earthquake-ravaged Haiti the week before the U.S. Open to try to raise the spirits of children. He then won his first major at Congressional, setting a U.S. Open record at 16-under 268. “When I was younger my parents sacrificed everything to allow me to play the game I love,” McIlroy said. “Having that

support from my family gave me the opportunity to chase my dreams. But I know that every child is not so fortunate. My aim is that The Rory Foundation will support children’s charities big and small, around the world, that try to give kids that helping hand.” He starts with “The 6 Bags Project,” in which he will display the name of a children’s charity in each of the first six tournaments he plays. During the tournament, the bag will be auctioned through www.roryfoundation.com, with the money going to that charity. The Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children will be on the bag at Abu Dhabi. “This association with Rory will not only have a significant impact on children and young people who look up to Rory and are inspired by him, but will also help to maintain Rory’s very important

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quapin School is for students who excel from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. The students serve as standardbearers at the tournament. “It’s going to be awesome,” Timms said. “I thought it was one of the most novel things I’ve ever encountered. ... Notwithstanding the money he raises, because we don’t know how much that will be, it creates such an awareness with the No. 1 player in the world at this time showcasing the (charity).” More innovative fundraisers are in the works. “I had a childhood — a great childhood — and if The Rory Foundation can help one child achieve a better quality of life, then job done,” McIlroy said.

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Biden vows swift action on gun plan Vice president meets with pro-gun groups BY MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON — Pledging swift action to curb gun violence, Vice President Joe Biden says he will deliver new proposals to President Barack Obama by next Tuesday. Biden said Thursday that while he had not finalized his recommendations, a consensus was emerging over banning assault weapons and highammunition capacity magazines as well as tightening background checks. Some of those measures are likely to face opposition from some pro-gun groups, most notably the National Rifle Association. A representative from the

NRA met with Biden Thursday afternoon and, in a statement, suggested the group was unlikely to be a willing partner. “We will not allow lawabiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen,” the group said in a statement at the end of a 95minute meeting. Obama, after the horrific shooting of school children in Newtown, Conn., appointed Biden to lead a task force on preventing gun violence. He set a late January deadline for recommendations, which he pledged to act on swiftly. The vice president said Thursday that while no recommendations would eliminate all future mass shootings, “there has got to be some common ground, to not solve every problem but diminish the probability.” The NRA, the nation’s

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President Joe Biden, second from right, gestures as he speaks during a meeting with Sportsmen and Women and Wildlife Interest Groups and member of his cabinet Thursday in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Biden is holding a series of meetings this week as part of the effort he is leading to develop policy proposals in response to the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. largest gun-rights group, putting armed guards in recognize it is unlikely the eager to rally its allies in has worked to block gun- all schools. NRA will fully support Congress. control efforts in the past LaPierre was not sched- measures Obama is push“We were disappointed and is opposing any new uled to attend the White ing. But the administra- with how little this meetones. In the wake of the House meeting. Instead, tion may need to soften ing had to do with keeping Newtown shootings, NRA the NRA dispatched its top the NRA’s opposition if it our children safe and how executive vice president lobbyist, James Baker, who hopes to rally support much it had to do with an Wayne LaPierre rejected has worked with Biden from pro-gun lawmakers agenda to attack the Secefforts to tighten gun laws previously on gun issues. on Capitol Hill. ond Amendment,” the and instead recommended White House officials The NRA, too, seemed group said in its statement.

Student shot at rural California high school Shotgun-wielding teen surrenders BY TRACIE CONE Associated Press TAFT, Calif. (AP) A 16year-old student armed with a shotgun walked into class in a rural California high school on Thursday and shot one student, fired at another and missed, and then was talked into surrendering by a teacher and another staff member, officials said. VIRGINIAN-PILOT, STEPHEN M. KATZ/AP PHOTO The teen victim was in Damien Dancy puts masks on his children Damaya, 3, left, and Damien, 7, on critical but stable condiWednesday at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in Virginia Beach, Va. Hospitals tion, Kern County Sheriff in Hampton Roads are urging patients and visitors to wear a mask at their facil- Donny Youngblood told a ities to help stop the spread of the flu. press conference. The sheriff said the teacher at Taft Union High School suffered a minor pellet wound to the head and declined treatment. The gunman had as many as 20 rounds of ammunition in his pocket,

Flu season strikes hard in some areas Hospitals seeing patients earlier than usual this year BY MIKE STOBBE Associated Press

NEW YORK — From the Rocky Mountains to New England, hospitals are swamped with people with flu symptoms. Some medical centers are turning away visitors or making them wear face masks, and one Pennsylvania hospital set up a tent outside its ER to deal with the feverish patients. Flu season in the U.S. has struck early and, in many places, hard. While flu normally doesn’t blanket the country until late January or February, it is already widespread in more than 40 states, with about 30 of them reporting some major hotspots. On Thursday, health officials blamed the flu for the deaths of 20 children so far. Whether this will be considered a bad season by the time it has run its course in the spring remains to be seen. “Those of us with gray hair have seen worse,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a flu expert at Vanderbilt Uni-

versity in Nashville. The evidence so far points to a moderate season, Schaffner and others say. It looks bad in part because last year was unusually mild and because the main strain of influenza circulating this year tends to make people sicker and really lay them low. David Smythe of New York City saw it happen to his 50-year-old girlfriend, who has been knocked out for about two weeks. “She’s been in bed. She can’t even get up,” he said. Also, the flu’s early arrival coincided with spikes in a variety of other viruses, including a childhood malady that mimics flu and a new norovirus that causes vomiting and diarrhea, or what is commonly known as “stomach flu.” So what people are calling the flu may, in fact, be something else. “There may be more of an overlap than we normally see,” said Dr. Joseph Bresee, who tracks the flu for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most people don’t undergo lab tests to confirm flu, and the symptoms are so similar that it can be hard to distinguish flu from

Ohio schools rank No. 12 COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s public schools are 12th in the country in Education Week’s rankings. The publication released its 2013 Quality Counts rankings Thursday. Ohio’s overall grade was a Bminus. Its 79.6 percent score was up slightly from last year’s 79.5 percent, but

Ohio fell among other states for the third straight year. It was 11th in 2012 and 10th in 2011. The national average score this year was a Cplus, or 76.9 percent. A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Education said the state continues to perform well and remains above the national average.

other viruses, or even a cold. Over the holidays, 250 people were sickened at a Mormon missionary training center in Utah, but the culprit turned out to be a norovirus, not the flu. Flu is a major contributor, though, to what’s going on. “I’d say 75 percent,” said Dr. Dan Surdam, head of the emergency department at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Wyoming’s largest hospital. The 17-bed emergency room saw its busiest day ever last week, with 166 visitors. The early onslaught has resulted in a spike in hospitalizations. To deal with the influx and protect other patients from getting sick, hospitals are restricting visits from children, requiring family members to wear masks and banning anyone with flu symptoms from maternity wards. One hospital in Allentown, Pa., set up a tent this week for a steady stream of patients with flu symptoms. But so far “what we’re seeing is a typical flu season,” said Terry Burger, director of infection control and prevention for the hospital, Lehigh Valley HospitalCedar Crest.

White House chief of staff picked for post BY JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama nominated White House chief of staff J a c k Lew to b e treasury secretary Thursday, declaring h i s c o m - LEW plete trust in an aide with three decades of Washington experience in economic policy and a penchant for shunning the limelight. “He is a low-key guy who prefers to surround himself with policy experts rather than television cameras,” Obama said. Obama announced his

nomination in the ornate White House East Room, flanked by Lew and outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. The two men and their backgrounds illustrate the nation’s changing economic landscape. Geithner is a longtime banking specialist with the Treasury and the Federal Reserve who took office in 2009 at the height of the nation’s financial crisis. Lew has been a budget expert as the government struggled with its debt and deficit challenges. Obama heaped praise on Geithner for addressing the Wall Street meltdown and shepherding an overhaul of financial regulations through Congress. “When the history books are written,Tim Geithner is going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the

treasury.” Obama highlighted Lew’s past work on economic policy, from his days in the 1980s as an aide to then-House Speaker Tip O’Neill to his work on the budget with President Bill Clinton. Obama delighted in singling out Lew’s loopy signature, a distended Slinky-like scrawl that captured media attention Wednesday, joking that when he became aware of it he considered “rescinding my offer to appoint him.” If confirmed as treasury secretary, Lew’s signature will appear on U.S. currency. A year ago, almost to the day, Obama selected Lew as his chief of staff, taking him from his job as director of the Office of Management and Budget into the White House’s tight inner circle.

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the sheriff said. When the shots were fired, the teacher tried to get the more than two dozen students out a back door and also engaged the shooter in conversation to distract him, Youngblood said. A campus supervisor responding to a call of shots fired also began talking to the gunman. “They talked him into putting that shotgun down. He in fact told the teacher, ‘I don’t want to shoot you,’ and named the person that he wanted to shoot,” Youngblood said. “The heroics of these two people goes without saying. … They could have just as easily … tried to get out of the classroom and left students and they didn’t,” the sheriff said. “They knew not to let him leave the classroom with that shotgun.” The shooter didn’t show

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Otte gets off to good start The University of Dayton women’s indoor track and field team will compete Saturday at Bowling Green. Former Covington OTTE standout Renee Otte has gotten the season off to a good start. The Lady Flyer senior currently has the best weight throw in the A-10, with a distance of 53-1 12.

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Scores to air hoop games ScoresBroadcast.com will air the following high school basketball games this weekend: Tonight: Anna 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.

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Locos Express to hold camp The Lima Locos Express will hold a players and coaches camp from 11 a.m. to 2 pm. Sunday for high school players ages 16-18 at Apex Sports Zone in Elida. Toledo coach Cory Mee will address the camp and conduct a clinic on pitching, hitting and catching. You can download a registration and brochure at limalocos.net For more information about the camp, email locosexpress@gmail.com

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Putting up good fight Piqua bowlers drop match with Troy TROY — The Piqua bowling team will host Tri-County North tonight at Brel-Aire Lanes. The girls bowling team lost to Troy 2,086-1,989 Thursday in Greater Western Ohio Conference North action. Shae Doll led Piqua with games of 190 and 211 for a 401 series.

Other Lady Indian scores were Hayley Ryan 206-135—341, Alaina Mikolajewski 172-167— 339, Haley Huebner 161, Kaili Ingle 139, Emily Wenrick 135 and Natalie Thobe 126. “We put up a good fight, but they were a little too much for us,” Piqua coach Craig Miller said. “During the Baker games,

the girls made some improvements over the last couple matches with games of 166 and 181. “They left a few splits that would be difficult for professionals to make. I was very proud of girls efforts today.” Tonight’s match will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The Piqua High School Key Club and the Piqua High School Athletic Department will be giving $1 off admission to all attending the Piqua-Troy basketball games tonight, when they bring in a canned food item. All canned goods will be donated to local food pantries according to Key Club President, Abby Helman. “We are excited to be donating canned food items to our local food pantries especially since the holidays are over and the need is still very high,” said Helman. “Piqua's Athletic Director, David Palmer, also loved the idea and approved it right away. “Everyone attending the game can give back to the community this way.” “Boxes will be provided at the high school to collect the canned goods and game patrons are certainly welcome to donate more than one item,” said Kim Bean, PHS Key Club advisor. The freshmen boys will begin play at 4:30. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens who bring in canned food items that night. ■ In addition, at the Piqua / Troy JV and Varsity Basketball games, the Piqua High School National Honors Society will be raffling a flat-screen TV. Tickets will be $1 each and will benefit the family of Cody Young, a Piqua senior wrestler who was recently injured in a car accident. Bring a canned good and get a dollar off your ticket, and use the extra dollar for the raffle.

Greenville gets rare win over Piqua 1919 spring season finishes with 28-1 pounding of Troy Before the season actually started, the Piquonian painted a bright picture for the baseball team, especially after a two year absence of that sport. “For the first time in two years Piqua High School will put a base ball team on the field. The candidates for the team who are numerous have been getting in some hard licks under the direction of Coach R. M. Patton. “With ‘Heavy’ Coffield, the old reliable on the mound, and Ginn on the receiving end Piqua will have a battery that will be almost unbeatable. On account of the condition of the grounds, the manager was forced to cancel the first game, which was to have been played with Greenville on the Favorite Hill diamond. “A schedule of five or six games has been made. It has been found necessary to use the Favorite Hill diamond not because of preference but because of the high price of rental demanded by the owner of Stein’s Park.” However, the season was shortened because of inclement weather and only three games were actually played, one with Greenville and two with

Troy “With anything but baseball weather, the Piqua high school baseball team went down to defeat before the Greenville school team by the score of the 12 to 11 in the latter city yesterday afternoon. “The local school boys journeyed to the neighboring city keyed up for a victory and the game started with a rush. ‘Heavy’ Coffield in the first three innings struck out seven of the nine men to face him, but thereafter gave the up the iron man stunt and pitched a steady, but not brilliant style of ball. “Piqua boys are rather hard hit over the defeat because this is the first time since 1914 that Greenville has ever taken a fall from the Piqua school in any sport.” The first of two games against Troy favored the visitors. “In a hard fought extra inning game yesterday afternoon Troy High school defeated the Piqua school team by the narrow margin of 4 to 3 before several hundred loyal rooters of both institutions at the Favorite Hill ball park. “The entire contest was a pitchers battle, with May of Troy having the edge on Coffield, as his

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teammates were a great deal more lucky, and if was the case of fielding an infield hit yesterday, due to the condition of the diamond. “The old ball game rolled merrily along with goose-eggs being billed to both clubs, and the extra frames started with Coffield as powerful as ever and steaming them across with fine control, but in some unexpected manner a couple of the Troy yearlings leaned too far over the plate and their efforts were rewarded with base hits, which eventually brought the winning run across the plate.” The Troy News wrote a scathing article about the Trojan effort in the final game of the season between the two rivals. “The least said about the Troy-Piqua high school game at Highland

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park Thursday afternoon from a Troy standpoint, the better. Never in the history of the Troy high school has the team given such an exhibition as that of Thursday. “It makes no difference from what angle the game is viewed there is not a single extenuating excuse for Troy to perform in the manner he did. “In fact, it was not a baseball game but the rankest kind of farce so far as it relates to the playing of the locals. On the other hand the Piquads made a spirited fight from beginning to end even with the score standing 28 to 1 in their favor. “Not a single player laid down on his job until the last Trojan had been retired. In the first place neither one of Troy’s twirlers had any control over the pellet and both together succeeded in walking thirteen players, a fact alone sufficient to toss away the game. “This appeared to have had a baneful effect upon the rest of the team, who accumulated a total of twelve errors. “Piqua was able to score at will without a hit being made. After reaching first on a trespass or error, all

the visitors had to do was to complete the circuit without any effort on the part of a Troy player to cut off the runner, as the pellet was either heaved in the wrong direction or held until the visitors had scored.” “In some respects, it is a mighty good thing that Troy got such a great licking. The baseball season has been rather disastrous for the locals, as they have won only two games. The result should be a general shaking up next year which will produce better results. The score tells the entire tale of woe, Piqua having secured enough runs to compensate them for all defeats in the past. They have established a record never to be broken in high school baseball, which will be remembered against Troy for years to come.” Editor’s Note: Duane Bachman is a retired superintendent of Piqua City Schools and personality for WPTW Radio. His column will appear every other Friday. Much of the information in these columns came from The Piqua Daily Call and Piqua Leader Dispatch.


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Strong defense not enough Piqua girls fall to Greenville GREENVILLE — The Piqua girls basketball team will be back in action Wednesday at Trotwoo-Madison in GWOC North action. Despite a strong defensive effort, the Lady Indians are coming off a 32-28 loss to Greenville. The Lady Wave’s Megan Gallaway came in averaging 18 points, but Piqua held her to eight in the game. “We knew we had to stop Galloway,” Piqua coach Rory Hoke said. “She is the heart and soul of their team. She's 6-foot2 and dominates on the block and on the offensive boards, and plays with a lot of passion. I thought our kids did a great job on her. “Tasha, Morgen, and Christy held her to 10 points, when she averages 18. “We held her to four until we had to come out of our zone and match up with them, then she had six of her 10 points in the fourth quarter. “We had to concede some outside shots, and Tara Guillozet stepped up for them and hit two threes, and got in the paint a couple of times. “Offensively, we were very stagnant in the first half. Obviously with our defensive game plan, it slowed the game down more than we liked, but we did not do a good job moving the ball or attack-

ing the basket. I think we were a little intimidated by their size and ability to block shots.” Piqua took the ball inside in the second half. “In the second half, we did a better job of getting in the paint and getting to the free throw line,” Hoke said. “When we scored we were able to put full court pressure on their guards. “I thought Macy, Katie, and Tasha all stepped up for us on the offensive end in the second half. “It's like I told the kids, Greenville is a decent team. They have six or seven wins, including a win over a state-rankedFort Recovery team. “We held them to 32 points, which most nights that is going to be enough to win the game. “Every game from here on out is goingto be a battle, and we have to correct some minor things, and create more ways to score.” Graves, Potts and Macy Yount all had eight points, while Katie Allen dished out four assists. BOXSCORE Piqua (28) Macy Yount 2-2-8, Katie Allen 1-2-4, Heidi Strevell 0-0-0, Morgen Grunkemeyer 0-0-0, Hannah Went 0-0-0, Teija Davis 0-00, Chelsea Hill 0-0-0, Tasha Potts 3-2-8, Christy Graves 2-3-8. Totals: 8-9-28. Greenville (32) Jessica Kerg 1-0-2, Haleigh Luce 1-0-2, Tara Guillozet 5-3-15, Paige Tester 0-0-0, Rachel Foreman 0-0-0, Megan Galloway 42-8, Erin Albright 1-1-3. Totals: 12-6-32. 3-point field goals — Piqua: Yount (2), Graves. Greenville: Guillozet (2). Score By Quarters Piqua 3 6 15 28 Greenville 7 15 20 32 Records: Piqua 6-9 (1-2), Greenville 6-6 (2-1).

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Piqua’s Brandon Devaudreuil rolls a strike.

Piqua boys start, finish fast in loss Indians at best against Troy TROY — The Piqua boys bowling team gave a strong effort against Troy before losing 2,440-2,271 at Troy Bowl Thursday in GWOC North action. “Today was the best we have bowled all season,” Piqua coach Eric Wagner said. “These kids deserve this with all the hard work they put in.” Piqua won the opening game 952-905, before losing the second game 1,118-896. “The boys bowled great the first game,” Wagner said. “Mike Haney led the way with a 228 game and Josh Homer added a 226

game. The boys bowled great the first game and the practice time has showed it. In the second game, Troy just shot lights out.” Homer and Brandon Devaudreuil both rolled 196s for Piqua. “We bowled terrific in both games, just in game two they carried a little more then we did,” Wagner said. “That’s how they got out in front.” Troy won the first Baker game 216-177, while Piqua won the finale 246-201. Piqua will host TriCounty North tonight.

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Covington’s Brock Smith records a pin for his 100th victory Thursday night at Troy.

Smith hits century mark Covington, Miami East wrestle at Troy quad BY JOSH BROWN Civitas Media TROY — Brock Smith was sick of deja vu. And the number 99. After Tippecanoe’s Jack Peura prevented the Covington 138-pounder from getting his 100th career with with a five-point move in the closing seconds of the third round — a similar thing that happened to Smith in his first attempt at the milestone at Saturday’s Troy Invitational — Smith refused to be denied again, pinning Miami East’s Adam Bick in the first round Thursday night during a quad at Troy High School. “It was frustrating,” Smith said. “It definitely made me want it more.” “At the Troy Invitational, he was in for third or fourth place, and in the last 10 seconds the guy took him down to win,” Covington coach Tom Barbee said. “He’s got to wrestle to win and stay with it. He’s getting better, and he knows he’s got to finish those matches.” It came during a big stretch for the Buccaneers, too. After Miami East — which knocked off Troy 49-30 in the first dual of the night — took a 23-18 lead, Covington ran off seven straight wins to close out a 54-23 win to sweep the quad. Tippecanoe — which Covington beat 52-23 to start off the night — then lost to the Trojans 59-24 in the consolation match. Arguably the most competitive matches of the night came in the first round of the quad, though — particularly the one between Smith and Peura. With Smith holding a 4-2 lead, Peura scored a reversal and three near-fall points in the final 15 seconds to surprise Smith 74. “Jack is relentless,” Tippecanoe coach Jordan Krebs said. “He’s suffered a couple of setbacks this past week. He was sick, and I think that rattled him a little. Tonight’s win was huge for his confidence. Brock’s a tough kid, a great kid and a great wrestler.” But Smith made sure there was no more waiting in his second match of the night, sticking a pin with 35.9 seconds left in the first period. “It feels great,” Smith said. “It’s like a big burden was lifted. Now I can just keep moving forward.” The match before that, Ryan Ford (132) won a 156 major decision to bring Covington within one at 23-22, and Smith’s pin put the Buccs up for good. Daniel Jennings (152) won a 10-7 decision, then Jake Sowers (152, two pins), Kyler Deeter (160, two pins) and Ben Miller (170, two pins) all scored pins,

Miami East’s Allen Seagraves is in control Thursday night.

Covington’s A.J. Ouellette is on top in a 182-pound match with Tippecanoe. with A.J. Ouellette (182, two tech. falls) closing it out with 17-2 tech. fall. But Barbee — whose Buccs have won this quad often in the past few years — wouldn’t go so far to say they’re dominating the meet. “We’re winning, and we’re pleased to be able to do so,” he said. “We’ve got four seniors on the team, and that’s important. The other schools are all pretty young, so we’ve got the upper hand right now. We’re not dominating. We’re working hard.” “The cream rose to the top,” Miami East coach Jason Sroufe said. “We held tough for a while. But when you’re giving up six — pins, majors, tech. falls — those kill you in a dual meet. “This is the first time we’ve seen Covington head-to-head. We knew they were tough coming in. “But they’re in our sectional and our state dual meet bracket, so now we know what we’ll face.” The host Trojans also had an up-and-down night. A couple of clutch pins — one by Mason

Perkins (126) and another by Brandon Lee (152) — kept them in the dual against Miami East, down 39-30 with two matches to go. “Mason winning wasn’t a surprise, but the pin was,” Troy coach Doug Curnes said. “He came out in front of the home crowd and shined. We called that a morale pin — the team was looking for something big, and he gave us what we needed.” But a pin by Danny O’Malley (160) mathematically eliminated Troy, and a 13-8 major decision by Aaron Hubbard (170) closed things out. “We saw a little bit of all three tonight — the good, the bad and the ugly,” Curnes said. “We don’t see it as a loss to a Division III team or a win against a Division II one. “These are all good teams. If you’ve got a solid lineup 106-285, you can compete with anyone in any division. Kevin McGraw (182) also was 2-0 for Troy, with a pin in his first match and a 16-0 tech. fall against Tippecanoe in Troy’s last match of the

night. Alex Dalton (285), Shane Love (106), Perkins, senior Logan Schlosser (160) and Cam Kauflin (170) all also scored pins against a weary Tippecanoe team. “We’re all sick and beat up,” Krebs said. “We go to a tournament at Lima Senior this weekend which we traditionally wrestle well at. Tuesday or Thursday we should have some of our key guys back, and we’ll be able to get back to basics and get back our confidence.” Tippecanoe’s Eric Seaman (113) won a 15-0 tech. fall against Covington and scored a pin against Troy, Mitchell Poynter (120) was 2-0 with a pin, as well, and Logan Ferrell (285) won a 6-2 decision against Covington. Miami East’s Josh Morrow (106) won an 11-0 major decision against Troy, Matthew Amheiser (113) and Allen Seagraves (120) both went 2-0, Stephen Morrow (126) picked up a win against Covington, and Austin Rush (132), Mack Rose (145) and Dalton Loughman (195) also picked up wins against Troy.


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Kosar seeks treatment Former Browns quarterback suffered 12 concussions CLEVELAND (AP) — Bernie Kosar spent more than 10 years in persistent pain, the effects of more than one dozen documented concussions he sustained in 13 years as an NFL quarterback. There are hits he remembers. There were others, so many others with the Browns, he shook off with smelling salts tucked into the front of his pants on game day. But the ringing and buzzing in his head never subsided. Kosar couldn't sleep. He slurred his words. His life, troubled by financial woes and a failed marriage, was almost unlivable. He was desperate, masking his misery with medication and trying to pretend things weren't as bad as they seemed. Desperate for help after tapping into numerous medical resources with limited results, Kosar discovered Dr. Rick Sponaugle, a "pioneer" in brain therapies who runs a wellness institute in Palm Harbor, Fla. Kosar claims Sponaugle's through "groundbreaking" work that his symptoms have improved, his brain is healing and he's feeling better than he has in years. "It was a gift from God to find this and feel like this," Kosar said Thursday, opening up publicly for the first time about his affliction. "I see all the symptoms going away." Kosar's is spreading the word about his improved condition and his goal is to get help for former teammates and other ex-NFL players dealing with onset dementia, depression and other symptoms caused by playing an inherently violent sport only now coming to terms with the physical toll it has taken on thousands. Kosar contacted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and told him about Sponaugle, whose complex treatments to improve blood flow in the brain include intravenous therapies along with dietary supplements. "They are very interested," said Sponaugle, who has spoken to Dr. Elliot Pellman, a league medical advisor. "Why wouldn't they be?" NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the discussions took place. Kosar said at this press conference in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, that after first meeting Sponaugle, he was "a little skeptical" about getting any results. However, after five days of treatment, the 49-year-old was already feeling a difference. "I feel 20 years younger," said Kosar,who has lost 40 pounds and is nearly at his playing weight. Kosar has undergone 15 treatments with Sponaugle, who had him undergo a PET (positron emission tomography) scan to assess the damage to the quarterback's brain. Sponaugle said the majority of Kosar's damage has occurred to the frontal lobe of his brain, affecting his emotions and speech. Sponaugle compared the trauma Kosar experienced on the football field to that of someone involved in a head-on, car collision. "Bernie, in effect, put his head through the windshield every Sunday," he said. While Kosar was receiving treatments last month, he made an appearance on a Cleveland sports talk radio show in

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)

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)

Bowl Glance Bernie Kosar is being treated for brain trauma. which he became emotional and slurred his words. Kosar sounded intoxicated, and some Browns fans surmised he was either drunk or overmedicated. Kosar said he "wasn't exactly cognizant" of how the appearance came across. Sponaugle, however, wasn't surprised by it after reviewing several scans of Kosar's brain, rattled by years of being hit by defenders and having the back of his helmet s bounced off turf fields in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Houston he described as being as hard as "pavement." "Once you get decreased blood flow," Sponaugle said, "you're in trouble. I knew why he was weepy. I've seen this in all kinds of people." Sponaugle did not provide many details about his treatments, which he claims can reverse the effects of brain trauma. He has treated over 8,000 patients, including those with Alzheimer's, war veterans and other NFL players, including an offensive lineman who came to him for help because he was unable to remember the play call between hearing it in the huddle and going to the line of scrimmage. Kosar has no regrets about playing. He isn't upset with the medical treatment he received as a player or with the league, which has been proactive in recent years about player safety while also fighting lawsuits brought by retired pros looking for compensation. When Kosar played, leading with the helmet was encouraged. "The head to head contact was coached," he said. "That's the way you were taught to hit the quarterback." Kosar made it clear he has no agenda other than to help others get well. His revelation came on the same day researchers from the National Institutes of Health said the late Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease often linked with repeated blows to the head. Seau ended his life last year by shooting himself in the chest. Kosar was friends with Seau and former Chicago Bears defensive back Dave Duerson, who also committed suicide. "I see friends of mine and I think a lot of them are losing hope," he said. "There are hundreds, if not thousands of guys who are dealing with issues and pain and stuff. I tried really hard to find it. I don't think a lot of people know there is hope for them. I hope if there are people and players out there suffering, they have an option and something that can genuinely help them get better in a short amount a time. "You don't have live the rest of your life in pain and agony."

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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 GoDaddy.com Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State 17, Kent State 13 Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Miami Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14 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)

Basketball

NBA Standings National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 23 11 .676 — 20 15 .571 3½ Brooklyn Boston 18 17 .514 5½ Philadelphia 15 22 .405 9½ 13 22 .371 10½ Toronto Southeast Division W L Pct GB 23 10 .697 — Miami Atlanta 20 14 .588 3½ Orlando 12 23 .343 12 9 25 .265 14½ Charlotte Washington 5 28 .152 18 Central Division L Pct GB W Indiana 21 14 .600 — Chicago 19 14 .576 1 18 16 .529 2½ Milwaukee Detroit 13 23 .361 8½ Cleveland 9 28 .243 13 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB 28 10 .737 — San Antonio Memphis 23 10 .697 2½ Houston 21 15 .583 6 13 23 .361 14 Dallas New Orleans 10 25 .286 16½ Northwest Division L Pct GB W Oklahoma City 27 8 .771 — Denver 21 16 .568 7 19 15 .559 7½ Portland Utah 19 18 .514 9 Minnesota 16 16 .500 9½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 28 8 .778 — 22 12 .647 5 Golden State L.A. Lakers 15 20 .429 12½ Sacramento 13 22 .371 14½ 12 25 .324 16½ Phoenix Wednesday's Games Cleveland 99, Atlanta 83 Utah 112, Charlotte 102 Toronto 90, Philadelphia 72 Boston 87, Phoenix 79 Milwaukee 104, Chicago 96 New Orleans 88, Houston 79 Oklahoma City 106, Minnesota 84 San Antonio 108, L.A. Lakers 105 Denver 108, Orlando 105 Memphis 94, Golden State 87 L.A. Clippers 99, Dallas 93 Thursday's Games New York at Indiana Dallas at Sacramento Miami at Portland Friday's Games Charlotte at Toronto, 7 p.m. Houston at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Utah at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 8 p.m. Minnesota at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Chicago at New York, 8 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Cleveland at Denver, 9 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Orlando at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m. Charlotte at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 7 p.m. Utah at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 9 p.m. Miami at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

Men’s Schedule College Basketball Schedule All Times EST Friday, Jan. 11 EAST Fairfield at Loyola (Md.), 7 p.m. Canisius at Siena, 7 p.m. Niagara at St. Peter's, 7 p.m. SOUTH Lipscomb at N. Kentucky, 7 p.m. MIDWEST Wright St. at Loyola of Chicago, 8 p.m. Creighton at Missouri St., 8:05 p.m. FAR WEST San Jose St. at Utah St., 9:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 EAST Georgetown vs. St. John's at Madison Square Garden, 11 a.m. Marquette at Pittsburgh, Noon Villanova at Syracuse, Noon Northeastern at Towson, Noon Kansas St. at West Virginia, 1:30 p.m. Daniel Webster at Brown, 2 p.m. American U. at Colgate, 2 p.m. Old Westbury at Cornell, 2 p.m. Richmond at La Salle, 2 p.m. Navy at Lafayette, 2 p.m. Holy Cross at Lehigh, 2 p.m. Charlotte at Rhode Island, 2 p.m. Hartford at Stony Brook, 2 p.m. Oberlin at Yale, 2 p.m. Sacred Heart at Quinnipiac, 3 p.m. UMBC at Vermont, 3 p.m. Bryant at CCSU, 3:30 p.m. Binghamton at Boston U., 4 p.m. Harvard at Dartmouth, 4 p.m. William & Mary at Hofstra, 4 p.m. Chicago St. at NJIT, 4 p.m. VCU at St. Bonaventure, 4 p.m. St. Francis (NY) at Wagner, 4 p.m. Mount St. Mary's vs. LIU Brooklyn at the Barclays Center, 4:30 p.m. Penn at Princeton, 6 p.m. Saint Louis at Temple, 6 p.m. Army at Bucknell, 7 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Saint Joseph's at Duquesne, 7 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Fairleigh Dickinson, 7 p.m. Robert Morris at Monmouth (NJ), 7 p.m. Maine at Albany (NY), 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Rutgers, 8 p.m. SOUTH Virginia at Clemson, Noon Delaware at Georgia St., Noon Duke at NC State, Noon Tennessee at Alabama, 1 p.m. Winthrop at VMI, 1 p.m. Auburn at South Carolina, 1:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Georgia, 1:45 p.m. North Carolina at Florida St., 2 p.m. Charleston Southern at Longwood, 2 p.m. Radford at UNC Asheville, 2 p.m. George Mason at UNC Wilmington, 2 p.m. UNC Greensboro at W. Carolina, 2 p.m. Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, 2:30 p.m. Houston at Southern Miss., 3 p.m. Mercer at Jacksonville, 3:15 p.m. NC A&T at Bethune-Cookman, 4 p.m. Savannah St. at Coppin St., 4 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at ETSU, 4 p.m. Hampton at Howard, 4 p.m. Drexel at James Madison, 4 p.m. Texas A&M at Kentucky, 4 p.m. Florida at LSU, 4 p.m. South Florida at Louisville, 4 p.m. Sam Houston St. at McNeese St., 4 p.m. Norfolk St. at Md.-Eastern Shore, 4 p.m. SC State at Morgan St., 4 p.m. Boston College at Wake Forest, 4 p.m. Elon at Appalachian St., 4:30 p.m. Davidson at Furman, 4:30 p.m. Kennesaw St. at North Florida, 4:30 p.m. UT-Martin at Belmont, 5 p.m. UCF at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Louisiana-Monroe, 5 p.m. Stetson at SC-Upstate, 5 p.m. Nicholls St. at SE Louisiana, 5 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Southern U., 5 p.m. MVSU at Alcorn St., 6 p.m. NC Central at Florida A&M, 6 p.m. Alabama St. at Alabama A&M, 7 p.m. Chattanooga at Coll. of Charleston, 7 p.m. Morehead St. at E. Kentucky, 7 p.m. Gardner-Webb at High Point, 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Liberty, 7 p.m. Georgia Southern at Wofford, 7 p.m. Samford at The Citadel, 7:05 p.m. Campbell at Presbyterian, 7:30 p.m. Missouri at Mississippi, 8 p.m. SE Missouri at Tennessee St., 8 p.m. FAU at W. Kentucky, 8 p.m. Arkansas St. at Louisiana-Lafayette, 8:15 p.m. Murray St. at Austin Peay, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at UAB, 8:30 p.m. MIDWEST Minnesota at Indiana, Noon W. Illinois at Nebraska-Omaha, 12:30 p.m. Kent St. at Ball St., 2 p.m. Butler at Dayton, 2 p.m. Texas at Iowa St., 2 p.m. Valparaiso at Milwaukee, 2 p.m. Bradley at N. Iowa, 2 p.m. UConn at Notre Dame, 2 p.m. Ohio at W. Michigan, 2 p.m.

Illinois at Wisconsin, 2:15 p.m. Montana St. at North Dakota, 3 p.m. Akron at N. Illinois, 4 p.m. George Washington at Xavier, 4 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland St., 4:30 p.m. Oakland at N. Dakota St., 5 p.m. IPFW at S. Dakota St., 5 p.m. E. Michigan at Bowling Green, 6 p.m. Jacksonville St. at E. Illinois, 7 p.m. Cent. Michigan at Toledo, 7 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Drake at Illinois St., 8 p.m. Tennessee Tech at SIU-Edwardsville, 8 p.m. UMKC at South Dakota, 8 p.m. Indiana St. at S. Illinois, 8:05 p.m. SOUTHWEST Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma, 3 p.m. Tulane at SMU, 3 p.m. Texas-Arlington at Texas St., 3 p.m. Kansas at Texas Tech, 4 p.m. FIU at UALR, 4:30 p.m. Northwestern St. at Cent. Arkansas, 5 p.m. Vanderbilt at Arkansas, 6 p.m. TCU at Baylor, 6 p.m. Grambling St. at Prairie View, 6 p.m. Rice at Tulsa, 6:30 p.m. Texas A&M-CC at Lamar, 7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at UTSA, 7 p.m. South Alabama at North Texas, 8 p.m. Fisher at Texas-Pan American, 8 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Oral Roberts, 8:30 p.m. Jackson St. at Texas Southern, 9 p.m. Marshall at UTEP, 9 p.m. FAR WEST UCLA at Colorado, 2 p.m. Fresno St. at New Mexico, 3 p.m. Washington St. at California, 4 p.m. BYU at Santa Clara, 4:30 p.m. Wyoming at Nevada, 6 p.m. Southern Cal at Utah, 6 p.m. San Francisco at Saint Mary's (Cal), 7 p.m. CS Northridge at UC Irvine, 7 p.m. Hawaii at Long Beach St., 7:05 p.m. Denver at Seattle, 7:30 p.m. Colorado St. at San Diego St., 9 p.m. UC Riverside at Cal St.-Fullerton, 9:05 p.m. Sacramento St. at E. Washington, 9:05 p.m. Montana at N. Colorado, 9:05 p.m. Idaho St. at S. Utah, 9:05 p.m. Houston Baptist at Utah Valley, 9:05 p.m. Arizona at Oregon St., 9:30 p.m. Portland at Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m. Cal Poly at Pacific, 10 p.m. San Diego at Pepperdine, 10 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at UC Davis, 10 p.m. Air Force at UNLV, 10 p.m. New Mexico St. at Idaho, 10:05 p.m. N. Arizona at Portland St., 10:35 p.m. Washington at Stanford, 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 EAST Providence at Seton Hall, Noon Niagara at Fairfield, 1 p.m. UMass at Fordham, 1 p.m. Canisius at Iona, 2 p.m. Marist at Manhattan, 2 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Rider, 2 p.m. St. Peter's at Siena, 2 p.m. SOUTH Maryland at Miami, 8 p.m. MIDWEST Penn St. at Purdue, Noon Michigan at Ohio St., 1:30 p.m. Wichita St. at Evansville, 4:35 p.m. Iowa at Northwestern, 5:30 p.m. Nebraska at Michigan St., 6 p.m. FAR WEST Arizona St. at Oregon, 9 p.m.

Women’s Schedule Women's College Basketball Schedule All Times EST Friday, Jan. 11 EAST Loyola (Md.) at Marist, 7 p.m. MIDWEST Illinois St. at Creighton, 8:05 p.m. Indiana St. at Drake, 8:05 p.m. FAR WEST Oregon at Arizona St., 8:30 p.m. Oregon St. at Arizona, 9 p.m. Washington at Southern Cal, 9 p.m. Washington St. at UCLA, 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 EAST Sacred Heart at Quinnipiac, Noon UMBC at Vermont, Noon Bucknell at Army, 1 p.m. Binghamton at Boston U., 1 p.m. Bryant at CCSU, 1 p.m. Lehigh at Holy Cross, 1 p.m. St. Francis (N.Y.) at Wagner, 1 p.m. Seton Hall at St. John's, 1:30 p.m. Colgate at American, 2 p.m. Niagara at Fairfield, 2 p.m. Stony Brook at Hartford, 2 p.m. Dartmouth at Harvard, 2 p.m. Mount St. Mary's at LIU Brooklyn, 2 p.m. Texas-Pan American at NJIT, 2 p.m. Louisville at Providence, 2 p.m. Richmond at Saint Joseph's, 2 p.m. Canisius at Saint Peter's, 2 p.m. George Washington at UMass, 2 p.m. Robert Morris at Monmouth (N.J.), 3 p.m. Georgetown at Syracuse, 3 p.m. Penn at Princeton, 3:30 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at Fairleigh Dickinson, 4:30 p.m. Rhode Island at La Salle, 4:30 p.m. Maine at Albany (N.Y.), 5 p.m. Villanova at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. SOUTH High Point at Campbell, 1 p.m. Mercer at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Lipscomb at N. Kentucky, 1 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at ETSU, 1:30 p.m. W. Carolina at Appalachian St., 2 p.m. N.C. A&T at Bethune-Cookman, 2 p.m. Longwood at Charleston Southern, 2 p.m. Liberty at Coastal Carolina, 2 p.m. Savannah St. at Coppin St., 2 p.m. UNC Greensboro at Furman, 2 p.m. Hampton at Howard, 2 p.m. Norfolk St. at Md.-Eastern Shore, 2 p.m. Sam Houston St. at McNeese St., 2 p.m. S.C. State at Morgan St., 2 p.m. Kennesaw St. at North Florida, 2 p.m. Stetson at S.C.-Upstate, 2 p.m. Davidson at Wofford, 2 p.m. UT-Martin at Belmont, 3 p.m. Winthrop at Gardner-Webb, 3 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Louisiana-Monroe, 3 p.m. Houston Baptist at New Orleans, 3 p.m. Coll. of Charleston at Samford, 3 p.m. Nicholls St. at SE Louisiana, 3 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Southern U., 3 p.m. MVSU at Alcorn St., 3:30 p.m. Alabama St. at Alabama A&M, 4 p.m. Morehead St. at E. Kentucky, 4 p.m. N.C. Central at Florida A&M, 4 p.m. Radford at Presbyterian, 5 p.m. Florida Atlantic at W. Kentucky, 5 p.m. Georgia Southern at Chattanooga, 6 p.m. Arkansas St. at Louisiana-Lafayette, 6 p.m. Murray St. at Austin Peay, 6:15 p.m. UTSA at Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. MIDWEST Dayton at Butler, Noon Detroit at Cleveland St., 2 p.m. S. Dakota St. at IPFW, 2 p.m. N. Dakota St. at Oakland, 2 p.m. Youngstown St. at Valparaiso, 2:35 p.m. Missouri St. at Bradley, 3 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Loyola of Chicago, 3 p.m. Wright St. at Green Bay, 3 p.m. South Dakota at UMKC, 3 p.m. West Virginia at Kansas St., 4 p.m. UConn at Marquette, 4 p.m. Jacksonville St. at E. Illinois, 5 p.m. Tennessee Tech at SIU Edwardsville, 5 p.m. Nebraska Omaha at W. Illinois, 5:30 p.m. TCU at Iowa St., 7 p.m. South Florida at DePaul, 8 p.m. Wichita St. at N. Iowa, 8 p.m. VCU at Saint Louis, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST FIU at UALR, 2 p.m. Northwestern St. at Cent. Arkansas, 3 p.m. Grambling St. at Prairie View, 4 p.m. Texas A&M-CC at Lamar, 5 p.m. South Alabama at North Texas, 6 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Oral Roberts, 6 p.m. Jackson St. at Texas Southern, 6:30 p.m. Texas St. at Texas-Arlington, 7 p.m.

Bowling

Brel-Aire Scores Club 523 200 games (Men) — L. Thoma 213-236, D. Selsor 227251, T. Meyer 215, A. Kinkle 211-236, C. Helmer 200, Z. Lane 224. 600 series (Men) — A. Kinkle 625, D. Selsor 645. STANDINGS We Don’t Care 74-46 We Hate Bowling 68-52 Morris Htg. & Cooling 66-54 Here 4 Beer 65-55 Sidney Tool & Die 64-56 Marty 53-67 Joe Thoma Jewelers 48-72 Tom’s Boys 42-78


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HOROSCOPE BY FRANCES DRAKE For Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your relationship with authority figures might change suddenly today for the better or for the worse. (It’s hard to say.) But if something goes sideways, don’t quit your day job. Give things a sober second thought. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Romance with someone from another culture might begin suddenly today or a relationship might end suddenly. This also could apply to travel for pleasure. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Something is very unpredictable today, especially related to whatever you share with others — inheritances, debt, shared property and jointly owned possessions. Double-check everything if you can. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A relationship might break up today. You could be blindsided by news from someone. (In a few cases, you suddenly might fall in love with someone who is unusual.) LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Something related to your job will go sideways in a New York minute today. It could be a relationship with a coworker, it could be a work-related romance — or it could be something that affects your earnings. Caution. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is definitely an accident-prone day for your children, so you must be careful. Be extra vigilant about every potential hazard. Know where your kids are at all times. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Relations with family members are rocky today. Domestic arguments could break out. Perhaps something beautiful, especially art, might get broken at home. Guard against electrical fires and accidents. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Physical or verbal accidents might occur today. Pay attention to everything you say and do. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Sudden changes to your financial picture might occur today. This could be positive, but it could also be negative. Keep your eyes open and guard your possessions. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might develop a crush on someone rather unusual today. Or an ongoing relationship might end suddenly. Whatever occurs will be unexpected. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Something you’ve been holding back might erupt within you today. Because of this, you might tell someone off or finally get something off your chest. (Oops.) PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Friendships could be disrupted today. Alternatively, you might strike up a new friendship with someone who is very unusual or different. A meeting with others might be canceled. YOU BORN TODAY You’re a committed professional who is willing to undergo hardship to achieve your aims. Your career takes precedence over many things in your life. Many of you are dedicated to serving others. Personally, you are a lively storyteller and very entertaining. You often have unusual hobbies. Your year ahead is the beginning of a fresh, exciting new cycle. Open any door! Birthdate of: Naya Rivera, actress/singer; Christiane Amanpour, TV journalist; Oliver Platt, actor. (c) 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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ENGINEERS French Oil is a custom manufacturer of hydraulic presses and screw presses for rubber and thermoset molding applications as well as synthetic rubber screw press applications. We are seeking to fill the following positions for our expanding business:

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Norcold, Inc., recognized as the leader in refrigerator manufacturing for the RV, Marine and Truck markets, is currently accepting resumes for a Quality Engineer at our Gettysburg, Ohio facility. This position plans and coordinates quality activities related to assuring current production quality, product and supplier development, and application and maintenance of quality standards for associated processes and materials. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor degree in a Technical or Scientific discipline, 5 yrs quality experience, experience with ISO9001 or TS16949 and internal auditing, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

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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.

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Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) is a leading national nonprofit organization providing a full continuum of services for youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. We currently have an opening for a full time Treatment Director in our Sidney Division. This position is responsible for the treatment and quality of care for all youth in place for a designated division. Duties include: Clinical oversight and supervision of professional staff; oversight with foster parent recruitment and retention; and assistance with expansion of services into southern Indiana. Requirements include a master’s degree with a LISW/LPCC.

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We are seeking someone who is highly motivated and capable of leading others to ensure that daily objectives and customer expectations are met. This person will interact with both external customers as well as staff and other associates to understand their needs and concerns and provide support and solutions. Ability to manage others and think strategically are key traits this person must have. Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills are also necessary. Prior experience in the transportation field helpful. College degree preferred but not required. We are a financially stable, privately owned company and offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Apply at: Continental Express Inc. 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH 45365 Or email resume to: mgoubeaux@ceioh.com

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REFRIGERATOR, older Whirlpool, runs and works well, $50. Call (937)214-6543.

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.

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PUBLIC NOTICE DIRECTORY SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-490 GMAC Mortgage vs. Nicholas M. Manson, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 13, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-052700 Prior Deed Reference: Book 782, Page 671 Also known as: 1300 Echo Lake Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Ninety Thousand and 00/100 ($90,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Jennifer Schaeffer, Attorney 01/11, 01/18, 01/25-2013 2355659

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-667 Fort Worth Mortgage vs. Scott A. Dyson, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-053250 Also known as: 127 Linden Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixth Six Thousand and 00/100 ($66,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Neil C. Sander, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-882 Flagstar Bank, FSB vs. Chad A. Nill, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 13, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-032540 Also known as: 1024 South Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Three Thousand and 00/100 ($63,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. George J. Annos, Attorney 01/11, 01/18, 01/25-2013

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-508 Bank of America, NA vs. Gregory S. Reprogle, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-069170 Also known as: 1710 Dubois Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at One Hundred Eleven Thousand and 00/100 ($111,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Jeffrey R. Jinkens, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013

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SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-663 JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA vs. Sally A. Wood, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 30, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-095780 Also known as: 530 Riverside Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Tina Woods, Attorney 2352274 12/28-2012, 01/04, 01/11-2013 SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-461 Bank of America, NA vs. Iva E. Simmons, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 30, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-060090 Also known as: 207 Upway Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Seventy Two Thousand and 00/100 ($72,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Jeffrey R. Jinkens, Attorney 12/28-2012, 01/04, 01/11-2013 2352283

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-582 Wells Fargo Bank, NA vs. Alisa A. Castle, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 30, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Township of Springcreek, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: J27-013750 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 186, Page 204 Also known as: 2730 U S Route 36, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Two Hundred Thirteen Thousand and 00/100 ($213,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Dustin K. Looser, Attorney 12/28-2012, 01/04, 01/11-2013 2352277

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-789 CitiMortgage, Inc. vs. Tinika S. Tilton, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-040220 Prior Deed Reference: Deed Book 772, Page 744 Also known as: 1036 Camp Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty Seven Thousand and 00/100 ($57,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Pamela Fehring, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013 2353544

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-513 Bank of America, NA vs. Martha J. Hampton, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-018310 Also known as: 505 Riverside Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Joshua J. Epling, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013 2353556

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-207 Midfirst Bank vs. Victor E. Grabeman, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 30, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-027310 Also known as: 1424 Madison Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Eighty One Thousand and 00/100 ($81,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Kelly A. Spengler, Attorney 12/28-2012, 01/04, 01/11-2013 2352280

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SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-420 JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA vs. Sharon E. Flaugher, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-007490 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 796, Page 439 Also known as: 529 South Downing Street Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Sixty Thousand and 00/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Pamela A. Fehring, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-305 JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. vs. Keith R. Helmandollar, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-053330 Prior Deed Reference: Volume 783, Page 712 Also known as: 1001 Nicklin Avenue, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Fifty One Thousand and 00/100 ($51,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Channing L. Ulbrich, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013

SHERIFFʼS SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 12-088 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company vs. Michael F. Phillips, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on February 6, 2013 at 10:00 oʼclock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the Village of Bradford, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: H18-000001 & H18-000010 Also known as: 295 Spitler Avenue, Bradford, Ohio 45308 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Andrew C. Clark, Attorney 01/04, 01/11, 01/18-2013

SHERIFF’S SALE MIAMI COUNTY COMMON PLEAS Case No.: 11-438 U S Bank, NA vs. Brandy R. Walters, et al Pursuant to the command of an Order of Sale in the above name cause to me directed by the Court of Common Pleas of Miami County, Ohio, I will offer at Public Sale in the lobby of the Sheriff on January 30, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the a.m. the following described premises, to-wit: Situated in the City of Piqua, in the County of Miami, and in the State of Ohio Parcel Number: N44-050160 Prior Deed Reference: OR Book 80, Page 293 Also known as: 718 Vine Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356 A full legal description may be obtained in the Office of the Recorder of Miami County, Ohio. Appraised at Forty Five Thousand and 00/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of the appraisement. TERMS OF SALE: 10% of appraised value down time of sale and .5% of appraised value for conveyance and recording, balance within 30 days of confirmation. Lori N. Wight, Attorney 12/28-2012, 01/04, 01/11-2013

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LEGAL NOTICE

Jane Doe, Unknown Spouse, if any, of Donald aka Donald Yingst whose, last place of residence is 2 South High Street, Apt. 3, Covington, Ohio 45318, and 119 ½ North Wenrick Street, Covington, Ohio 45318, and 304 East Spring Street, Covington, Ohio 45318, The Unknown Heirs at Law or Under the Will, if any, of Donald aka Donald Yingst, Deceased whose last place of residence is Unknown, but whose present place of residence is unknown will take notice that on October 30, 2012, Beneficial Financial I Inc. successor by merger to Beneficial Ohio Inc. D/B/A Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Ohio filed its Complaint in Case No. 12CV725 in the Court of Common Pleas Miami County, Ohio alleging that the Defendants Jane Doe, Unknown Spouse, if any, of Donald aka Donald Yingst, The Unknown Heirs at Law or Under the Will, if any, of Donald aka Donald Yingst, Deceased have or claim to have an interest in the real estate described below: Permanent Parcel Number: H19-007530; Property Address: 304 East Spring Street, Covington, Ohio 45318. The legal description may be obtained from the Miami County Auditor at 201 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373, 937-440-5925.

The Petitioner further alleges that by reason of default of the Defendants in the payment of a promissory note, according to its tenor, the conditions of a concurrent mortgage deed given to secure the payment of said note and conveying the premises described, have been broken, and the same has become absolute. The Petitioner prays that the Defendants named above be required to answer and set up their interest in said real estate or be forever barred from asserting the same, for foreclosure of said mortgage, the marshalling of any liens, and the sale of said real estate, and the proceeds of said sale applied to the payment of Petitionerʼs Claim in the proper order of its priority, and for such other and further relief as is just and equitable. The Defendants named above are required to answer on or before the 22nd day of February, 2012.

Reimer, Arnovitz, Chernek & Jeffrey Co., L.P.A. Richard J. LaCivita, Attorney at Law Attorney for Plaintiff-Petitioner P.O. Box 968 Twinsburg, OH 44087 (330) 425-4201 1/11, 1/18, 1/25-2013

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