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Martin Luther King celebration slated PIQUA — The Martin Luther King Community Celebration will be held from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the YWCA Piqua. This year’s annual event will feature Judge Walter Rice and community members in a program remembering “The Freedom Riders.” The event is free and open to the public. For more information, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., call 7736626 or e-mail The YWCA is handicap accessible.

City offices will close for MLK Day PIQUA — Piqua City offices will be closed on Monday to allow city employees to observe Martin Luther King Day. Garbage, refuse, and recycling collections will not be made on Monday. Monday through Friday collections will be one day late with pick up on Saturday for Friday’s pick up. The city urges all customers to place their containers at their usual collection points the evening before for early pick-ups the following day. Miami County, state, federal and village of Covington offices also will be closed Monday.

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Windy conditions and snow made area roadways slick in some areas, leading to crashes. In the photo above, Troy Fire Department medics move the victim of a Friday afternoon roll-over crash to a waiting ambulance. The crash occurred around 2 p.m. when the driver lost control of her vehicle when rounding a curve on Piqua-Troy Road just north of Eldean Road in Miami County. The vehicle rolled over and landed in a farm field. The driver was the lone occupant. She was transported to Upper Valley Medical Center. The crash is under investigation by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. In the photo at right, a young driver found himself in the ditch on Loy Road near Union-Shelby Road on Friday morning.

TROY — The alleged gunman in a Dec. 5 shooti n g near a park in Piqua is being held at t h e Miami County TUBBS Jail on a $600,000 bond following his arraignment on a variety of charges in municipal court Friday. The charges included attempted murder. Via a television monitor, Aaron D. Tubbs, 22, was arraigned on the charges of attempted murder, aggravated robbery, having a weapon while under disability, trafficking drugs and a probation violation — all felonies. See Suspect/Page 2

Fund established to provide ‘Re-Leaf’ BY BETHANY J. ROYER Staff Writer

the Re-Leaf program Elm disease and the that will be used to, more recent EAB or “help rebuild the trees Emerald Ash Borer, in the city of Piqua, in the latter having afthe green space,” said fected some 180 ash Piqua city urban trees in the area. forester Bob Graeser The Tree Committee where some of the has allocated an apfunds will be used for proximate 100 trees, or Tree City USA. 25 per street, of 1-1/2 inch caliper Those trees Graeser spoke of and approximately 8-10 feet in will replace ones lost by Dutch height for the neighborhoods of

Boone, Broadway, Greene and North streets, according to a press release from the group’s chairman Steven Trostel. Homeowners will receive tree planting guidelines and an application the first week of March. This is one of two plantings to take place, with the second planting of 100 trees in the Shawnee See ‘Re-Leaf’/Page 2

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PIQUA — For those interested in restoring, revitalizing and reforesting the community the Tree Committee has established a Piqua Tree Re-Leaf Fund. As a recent recipient of an anonymous donation of $25,000, the group was able to establish


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Officials report receiving scores of blankets, towels BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer TROY — A simple plea that ran as a letter to the editor in the Daily Call last week encouraged area residents to donate blankets and towels to the Miami County Animal Shelter. Now, Miami County Animal Shelter Director Marcia Doncaster said the aftermath of the


Miami County Animal Shelter Director Marcia Doncaster plays with one of the canines at the shelter, which recently received generous donations from the public of blankets and towels. In 2011, the shelter reported the lowest numbers of dogs being kept there annually since 1989.

letter has resulted in the shelter receiving a large amount of blankets and towels. Doncaster said the donations have helped the shelter and that she was “overwhelmed by the generosity of people” after the letter ran in the Call on Jan. 7. The letter, penned by animal lover Julie Hecker of Piqua, urged people to donate such items that were in good condition to the shelter “to help keep the homeless dogs from sleeping on cold cement floors.” “We certainly appreciated the donations,” said Doncaster, who See Shelter/Page 2


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BY JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press PARIS — Standard & Poor’s swept the debt-ridden European continent with punishing credit downgrades Friday, stripping France of its coveted AAA status and dropping Italy even lower. Germany retained its top-notch rating, but Portugal’s debt was consigned to junk. In all, S&P, which took away the United States’ AAA rating last summer, lowered the ratings of nine countries, complicating Europe’s efforts to find a way out of a debt crisis that still threatens to cause worldwide economic harm. Austria also lost its AAA status, Italy and Spain fell by two notches, and S&P also cut ratings on Malta, Cyprus, Slovakia and Slovenia. The downgrades on more half of the countries that use the euro could drive up yields on European government debt as investors demand more compensation for holding bonds deemed to be riskier. Higher borrowing costs would put more financial pressure on countries already contending with heavy debt burdens. “In our view, the policy initiatives taken by European policymakers in recent weeks may be

insufficient to fully address ongoing systemic stresses in the eurozone,” S&P said in a statement. Stocks fell Friday as downgrade rumors reached the trading floors of Europe and the United States. But the declines were nothing like the wrenching swings of last summer and fall, when the debt crisis threw the markets into turmoil. The Dow Jones industrial average in New York was down 0.5 percent. Stocks fell 0.6 percent in Germany, 0.5 percent in Britain and 0.1 in France, but each of those markets closed before French Finance Minister Francois Baroin gave first word of the country’s downgrade on French television. Earlier Friday, the euro hit its lowest level in more than a year and borrowing costs for European nations rose. Some analysts downplayed the impact of the downgrades. “It’s going to create bad headlines for a day or two,” said Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. But “there’s no underlying new information … This will be quickly forgotten.” Still, the cut in the French credit rating may lead bond traders to raise borrowing costs for the financial rescue fund, said Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, a financial firm.

Covington Council meets Tuesday COVINGTON — The proposed creation of the position of village administrator will be up for final action when Covington Village Council meets Tuesday night. The meeting is one day later because of the Martin Luther King holiday on

Monday. Also on the agenda for the meeting are a discussion of 2012 goals and 2012 appointments by Mayor Ed McCord. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at village hall, 1 S. High St. The street committee will meet at 6 p.m.

Suspect Continued from page 1 Judge Mel Kemmer assigned the bond and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Jan. 19. After waiving the extradition process, Tubbs, who was captured by Indiana authorities three days before Christmas, was transported from a Fort Wayne, Ind., jail cell back to Miami County on Thursday evening. Authorities allege that Tubbs shot the victim, Michael Butts of Piqua,

four times at close range during a reported drug deal in the 1300 block of Forest Avenue near Fountain Park while Butts sat in a vehicle. Butts spent about a week in the hospital before he was released. He suffered gunshots wounds to the chin, the right chest, the right abdomen and the right arm, family members said. If convicted as charged, Tubbs faces more than two decades in prison.

‘Re-Leaf’ Continued from page 1 and southside neighborhoods. Thanks to donations, grants and volunteer support, the Tree Committee helps to beautify neighborhoods as well as edu-

cate on the value of trees to the environment and economic growth. For more information about the program, visit htm or contact the engineer’s department at 7782044.

Shelter Continued from page 1 noted the shelter is not in need of rugs, carpets, pads or pillows because the dogs chew them up. In 2011, the lowest number of dogs — 1,127 — was housed at the shelter since 1989, Doncaster said. “You would think with the economy we would have had more,” she added. Meanwhile, the number of cats — 1,805 — also remained the lowest number

since 2003, according to Doncaster.

PIQUA — Rhetta J. Bennett, 71, of Piqua passed way at 2:49 a.m. Thursd a y , Jan. 12, 2012, a t Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center. She w a s BENNETT b o r n April 25, 1940, in London, to the late Vernon and Jane (Cunningham) Smith. She is survived by her son and daughter–in-law, Pastor Brian and Lori Hamilton of Piqua; four daughters and son-in-law, Regina Williams of Piqua, Toni Philip of London, Ellen Wilson of Hamilton, Carla and Brian Dolby of London; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Verona and Sam Dunlap of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Peggy and Eldon Peterson of Palm Springs, Calif.; 12

grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one son, Kevin Wilson. Rhetta was a member of the Transformed Life Church, Piqua. She enjoyed playing golf, sewing, writing poems, and being with her family. Rhetta retired from being a legal aid secretary and was a licensed beautician. A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at Transformed Life Church, 421 Wood St., Piqua with Bishop Edgar Posey and Bishop Ted Willis officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Contributions may be made to Transformed Life Church, Piqua in her memory. Arrangements are entrusted to FisherCheney Funeral Home, Troy. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Wilma J. Fisher TROY — Wilma J. Fisher, 76, of Troy, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Thursd a y , Jan. 12, 2012, at h e r daughter’s residence. She w a s b o r n FISHER Sept. 19, 1935, in Danville, Ill., to the late Harry R. and Minnie Mae (Schmidt) Lucas. Her husband, Sheldon L. Fisher Sr., preceded her in death in 1989. Mrs. Fisher is survived by her nine children, Debbie (Allen) Fordahl of Marysville, Ricky (Robin) Fisher of Troy, Maleea (James) Bertke of Troy, Sherry (Jack) Adkins of Troy, Kathy (Jerry) Stapleton of Troy, Tonya (Terry) Adkins of Troy, Sheldon Fisher Jr. of Troy, Lori Fisher of Troy and Sheila Harvey of Troy; one brother, Bill (Shirley) Lucas of Ft. Jennings; sis-

Margaret S. ‘Peg’ Heberding TROY — Margaret S. “Peg” Heberding, 89, of Troy, passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 12, 2012, at the Caldwell House, Troy. She was born Aug. 16, 1922, in Westport, Conn., to the late Kenneth and Marjorie (Purdy) Scofield. Her husband, Ralph C. Heberding, preceded her in death March 7, 1997. She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Heberding of Delaware, Ohio; niece, Kim Collins of Eliot, Maine; great nephews, Samuel and Zachary Collins and Kenneth Scofield. In addition to her parents and her husband, Mrs. Heberding was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Scofield Jr. She attended Katharine

Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City, N.Y., and worked as a secretary in New York until the time of her marriage. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Troy. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, at the First Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Walnut St. Troy, with the Rev. Dr. Richard Culp officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Family interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Walnut St., Troy, OH 45373. Friends may express condolences to the family through

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Pauline Wright TROY — Pauline Wright, 69, of Troy, passed away at 6:38 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Miami Va l l e y Hospit a l , Dayton, following an e x tended illness. WRIGHT She was born Oct. 22, 1942, in Franklin Furnace, to the late Homer and Opal (Perkins) Shelton. She married Jon Wright on Sept. 1, 1979, and he survives. Other survivors include her son, Larry Leadingham of Flagstaff, Ariz.; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Roy Hall of Casstown; sister, Janet

Wilson of Florida; three grandchildren, Ryan, Amy and Tyler Hall; one greatgrandson, Trevor Hall; and many cherished friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Danny. Pauline enjoyed traveling and reading and she was good at cross stitch. She will be greatly missed by family, friends and all who knew her. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Home Wood Suites, 2750 Presidential Drive, Fairborn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross or Salvation Army. Friends may express condolences to the family through

Nancy ‘Jean’ (Emig) Leeper ROSSBURG — Nancy “Jean” (Emig) Leeper, 81, of Rossburg, passed away early Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2012, at the Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. She was born in Miami County, daughter of the late John Henry and Helen Mildred (Creager) Emig. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, N. Edward Leeper on April 4, 2010; a son, Donald Leeper; and a brother, Robert Emig. Jean had helped her husband on the family farm and with the family milk transport business. She had worked in her later years as a clerk at Depweg’s Grocery in Rossburg. She is survived by her children, Douglas of Georgia, David of Rossburg and Dennis (Karlynn), both of Rossburg, Diane

(Tom) Jenkins of Greenville, Dane (Linda) of Ansonia, Darin of Ft. Myers, Fla., Darrell (Cheryl) of Georgia, Darwin (Valerie) of Rossburg, Dwane of Rossburg, Doreen (Chris) Culy of Winchester, Ind., and Dwight (Kim) of Rossburg; daughter-in-law, Kathy Leeper of Rossburg; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Spahr of Carthagena; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at

ter-in-law, Athelene Lucas of West Milton; 28 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a loving friend, Debra Baker; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her spouse, Mrs. Fisher was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Joe and Bob Lucas and a half-sister, Norma (Bus) Griffith. She retired from Unidev in Tipp City and formerly worked at the Dog House in Troy. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with interment to follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Death notices Memorial contributions may be made to the Miami PIQUA — Jason A. Strunk, 30, of Piqua, passed County Humane Society, away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at his residence. P.O. Box 789, Troy, Ohio Arrangements are pending at Melcher-Sowers Fu45373. neral Home, Piqua. Friends may express condolences to the family TROY — Kelly R. Price, 49, of Troy, passed away through www.bairdfuner- on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at his residence. Services are pending with Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.

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Cold weekend in forecast Arctic air is here! Today will be mostly cloudy and continued cold with a high of 23. It will be mostly sunny Sunday, but still cold with a high of 28. A warm-up begins Monday with a high of 40. High: 23 Low: 10.

Jan. 3 Theft: Police responded to the 1500 block of Washington Avenue after someone reported the theft of a credit card. Theft: Police responded to Walmart, 1300 E. Ash St., after a male was stopped for shoplifting. The male was trying to flee on foot. Unfortunately, the would-be crook left his identification behind. Child abuse: Two intoxicated men entered a home in the 100 block of South Roosevelt Avenue before learning they entered the wrong house. The investigation revealed than an 18-month old child was inside another nearby home where the men thought they were at. The child was unsupervised and the child’s father was found nearby in the woods heavily intoxicated after drinking at the bar with the child’s grandfather. Children services removed the child from the home.

Jan. 4 Theft: Police responded to the Piqua High School, 1 Indian Trail, after an iPod was stolen. As it turned out, the theft was unfounded as someone was playing a prank on the student. Police reTheft: sponded to Elder-Beerman, 987 E. Ash St., after a juvenile female tried to shoplift a wallet. Search warrant: Police executed a search warrant at 1231 Maple Drive. The investigation is pending.

Jan. 5 Burglary: Police responded to Mills Auto Sales and Service, 660 North Main St., after the business was broken into overnight. sometime Equipment valued at about $2,000 was stolen. Police have suspects.

Jan. 6 Disturbance: Police responded to the 300 block of Broadway after a step father and a step son began fighting. Both were intoxicated. Both were warned. Theft: A bike was stolen from the 100 block of East Greene Street. Burglary: Police responded to the 400 block of Second Street after someone broke into a home and stole jewelry.

Jan. 7 Criminal damage: Police responded to the 400 block of West Greene after damage to a vehicle was reported. Theft: One adult female and two juvenile females were caught shoplifting at Walmart, 1300 E. Ash St. Telephone harassment: Police were called to the 300 block of McKinley Avenue after someone sent a pornographic text from a pornographic website.

Jan. 8 Disturbance: Police were called to a home in the 300 block of Broadway Street after a caller advised that a neighbor broke the window out of his door. Burglary: Police responded to the 100 block of East Grant Street after someone broke into a home through the front door and stole a large screen television. Police are investigating.






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The January 2012 Miami East FFA Member of the Month is Sarah Pyers, daughter of Kevin and Lori Pyers of Troy. A junior and third year member of the Miami East FFA Chapter, she has participated in state and national FFA conventions and is preparing for the upcoming public speaking contest. Additionally, she has served as a fill-in officer at chapter FFA meetings. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience Program is chrysanthemums flowers.

Lehman pushes STEM learning SIDNEY — Technology has forced educators to focus more attention on disciplines that prepare students for the future and the world that they are going to inherit. Because technology is advancing at an exponential rate, the need for more students to become proficient in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is becoming an important goal for the American educational system. The four disciplines, known as STEM, and the increasing push to have these content areas addressed more critically is becoming a very important initiative on the American educational landscape. Lehman Catholic has been awarded the Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education for 22 consecutive years. Presented by the Ohio Academy of Science, Lehman Catholic was one of 48 Ohio high schools to receive the award this year. Ohio has 1,017 state-chartered public and non-public high schools. “Lehman offers a wide range of courses of courses covering all aspects of science from basic courses to advanced placement

classes,” said Sister Ginny Scherer, SC, chair of the department. “Our philosophy is to prepare students not just to be knowledgeable but to develop skills for critical thinking. While knowledge of information is important,today’s world needs problem solvers.” In addition to classroom learning, Lehman offers a number of science extracurricular activities, clubs, and competitive teams designed to match students’ interests. Participation in the annual Science Fair is required for some classes and optional in others. Many Lehman students who participate in the school’s science fair and receive superior ratings advance to district and state competition. Several Lehman students have had the opportunity to advance to the International Science Fair. The Lehman Science Olympiad Team is a regular participant at the regional and state tournaments. Last year was the seventh consecutive year that the team qualified for the state tournament. Lehman is always one of the smallest schools of the 40 teams across the state of Ohio to compete in the State Science

Olympiad event. For several years, Lehman science students have participated in the Ohio Energy Project, where high school students teach elementary school students about the types of energy. They learn to use hands-on projects to bring the message of energy conservation to younger students. Lehman students also participate in TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science). In addition, the school also fields an Envirothon Team. “Many of our students pursue college majors that relate to science, engineering, or medicine,” said Scherer. “It is always gratifying when they return and say how well prepared they were for college work in every area of science.” Science faculty at Lehman includes Scherer, Tracy Hall, and Ruth Baker. More than 100 volunteers from the community assist with the school’s science program by coaching students in various competitive events and judging the annual Science Fair. Those interested in volunteering to help are encouraged to contact Sister Scherer at the school.

YWCA Piqua hosts fitness center open house Monday PIQUA — Find out how to “Get Fit for the New Year” at the YWCA Fitness Open House from 5:307:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16. The sample health evening will feature demonstrations of the seven different cardiovascular machines as well as the strength and stretching areas in the fitness center. Fitness Center Consultant, Emily Brookhart, will be available throughout the evening to demonstrate use of the equipment. Brookhart has also set up orientation times for both new and current members to show them proper use of equipment. “To use exercise equipment for maximum effectiveness, it is best to know exactly what it does and use it correctly during workouts,” Brookhart said. “The

YWCA also offers an Zumba and Yoga classes.” The Zumba class, led by Andrea Bowerman Hoover, is the exercise craze class set to Latin music with calorie-burning, body energizing and awe-inspiring movements which will help you achieve long-term benefits. Zumba classes are ongoing and take place at the YWCA on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:456:45 p.m. Yoga, instructed by Katie Nardecchia, meets on Mondays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Yoga classes involve “centering”, “asanas”, and end with relaxation techniques. A new five-week session begins Feb. 6. A sampling of Zumba and Yoga exercise classes will be demonstrated and chair massages will also be available for those attend-

ing the Fitness Open House. Refreshments will be provided and door prizes given at the open house which is open to the public with no charge. “The Health Committee at the YWCA is committed to providing programs and activities to empower women to a healthy lifestyle. Our sample health open house will introduce women of all ages to a variety of ways to a healthier you,” said Kim Small, program director at the YWCA. Inclement weather date for the open house will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23. For more information, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St., Call 773-6626, or e-mail

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Welbaum to lead Newton BOE STAFF REPORT PLEASANT HILL — The Newton Local School Board of Education reelected Dave Welbaum as president of the board during its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 9. Lolitia Schutlz was tapped as vice president. During the board’s regular meeting, the board accepted donations from Covington Eagles and Pleasant Hill Summer Rec. Covington Eagles donated more than $5,000 and Pleasant Hill Summer Rec donated approximately $2,000 to the district. The board also approved Kirk Kadel as varsity softball coach, Tiffany

McBride as junior high track coach, Nick Rhoades varsity track coach and Greg Carnes as varsity baseball coach. The board approved an out of state trip for the Art Club to Chicago from March 28-31 and for FFA members to attend the National Farm Machinery Show and Tractor Pull in Louisville, Ky. Feb. 15-16 at no cost to the board. The board adjourned to executive session to consider the employment of a public employee(s) or official(s) at 7:45 p.m. and reconvened and adjourned at 9 p.m. The next regular board of education meeting is set for Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the board of education room.

Troy Historical Society to meet TROY — The Troy Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy. The meeting will feature a presentation by society vice president Michael Robinson titled “The Things We Hear: The Troy Historical Society Oral History Project.” Robinson will talk about the nearly 40 years of local resident interviews created by the society. He also will show a recent videotape interview with a local veteran. The public is invited to attend.

Izabella (Izzi) Chapman Age: 4 Birthdate: Jan. 14, 2008 Parents: Rob and Jodi Chapman of Russia Sister: Jilian Brother: Chance Grandparents: Dennis and Cindy Penrod of Piqua, Mark and Shelley Chapman of Troy and Chris Baugher of Russia and the late Joe Baugher Izabella (Izzi) Chapman

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Cell phone ban while driving goes too far Radio telephones. Car telephones. Cellular telephones. Mobile telephones. No matter what you call them, these mobile communication devices that actually trace their origins to the early 20th century have become a part of our daily lives. Like many inventions, mobile telephones, for many years, were restricted to military, law enforcement and the wealthy. It was not until the 1980s that technology allowed pricing to fit the budget of middle-class Americans. Fast forward to the second decade of the 21st century. It seems that everyone has a cell phone. More and more Americans use cell phones as their “home” phone in lieu of the traditional hard- wired “land line.” One cannot drive from point A to point B without passing, or being passed, by a number of drivers engaged in a cell phone conversation or texting as they navigate their vehicle along our roadways. We are all guilty of talking on our phones while driving. Many of us are equally guilty of texting while driving. Therein lies a major issue in traffic safety, an issue that has been undertaken by the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB is working on legislation to ban the use of mobile telephones while driving. The ban would include using a mobile phone with hands-free devices while behind the wheel. I agree that the use of cell phones while driving is dangerous. More dangerous is the practice of texting while driving. I can’t begin to count the number of times that I have observed erratic and dangerous driving, and find the driver entranced with their cell phone instead of paying attention to the road, and the potential weapon they are driving. I will also admit to finding myself in situations where I am on the phone and knowingly distracted from my primary responsibility — driving my vehicle. I have been trying hard to avoid using my phone while in traffic but, sometimes, situations occur where I still find myself engaged in MIKE ULLERY phone conversations when and where I should Chief Photographer not. First of all, I do not believe that the NTSB recommendation should ban the use of cell phones when used with a hands-free device. Granted, there is still a danger, but no more than that of listening to a car radio or being engaged in a conversation with a passenger. In my opinion, the NTSB proposal to ban cell phone use, even with hands-free devices, is an over-reaction to the issue. Part two of the problem is that I can see most adults at least attempting to follow new laws about not talking and driving, but I do not see our younger generation following the ban. Our kids are part of the “entitled generation.” Far too many of them believe that they can do what they want and no one is going to tell them they cannot do something. These are children and young adults who grew up with a cell phone “attached” to their ear and text with friends and family more than they actually speak to them. Arrogance and disrespect of authority is their trademark. Unless this new law allows for the confiscating of cell phones from these youngsters, (which I doubt is constitutional,) they are not going to abide by this proposed ban. This proposed legislation could be the most defied, and difficult to enforce, series laws since prohibition. It is definitely time to curb that use of cell phones while driving and eliminate texting while driving. I believe, though, that better education on the dangers and stiffer penalties for those who cause a crash while using their phones are a better answer. It is also time to make hands-free devices more available and less expensive. I see this as another place for more common sense and less government demand.

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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,, 615-9251 (work), 773-7929 (home) ■ John Martin, 1st Ward Commissioner,, 773-2778 (home) ■ William Vogt, 2nd Ward Commissioner,, 773-8217 ■ Joe Wilson, 3rd Ward Commissioner,, 778-0390

■ Judy Terry, 4th Ward Commissioner,, 773-3189 ■ City Manager Gary Huff,, 778-2051 ■ Miami County Commissioners: John “Bud” O’Brien, Jack Evans and Richard Cultice, 201 W. Main St., Troy, OH 45373 440-5910; ■ John R. Kasich, Ohio governor, Vern Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215, (614) 644-0813, Fax: (614) 466-9354

To the Editor: “Going Places” — as Santa would say — ho ho ho. I have lived here for 20 years. Troy has exploded. Piqua talks. Piqua spends money on unwanted projects and could care less about the safety of the children. Piqua spends money on outside consultants when there is plenty of talent right here. The Skateboard Park — which Lucy (Fess) promised — is not even talked about any more. “(It) “costs to(o) much money.” (I) offered to get it done for almost nothing — no response. The “leaders” say “come to the meetings.” When we do show, we get told by Bill (Vogt) to “shut up and sit down.” Someone has said “I should move.” In this market, we cannot sell. Now, if there is someone who would pay off the mortgage, with a small profit, we would. The average Joe citizen is great. It’s the leaders who keep this town as it is. —Soldier Fish Piqua

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Victims’ families want to have say COLUMBUS (AP) — Relatives of murder victims should be allowed to tell juries weighing death sentences how the crimes affected them and splitjury decisions would no longer automatically rule out death sentences under proposals submitted to a state death penalty task force by a veteran prosecutor. Ohio juries and judges also should be allowed to consider a multitude of factors about a homicide carrying the possibility of a death sentence, not just specific elements laid out in state law, Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters said. “The victim’s family many times don’t understand why they can’t explain the impact this has had to their family,” Deters said Thursday, discussing a letter he sent to fellow members of the task force earlier this week. Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor convened the task force while making it clear it won’t debate whether the state should have capital punishment.







ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 5 Boyfriend tugs at heartstrings from a very long distance Saturday, January 14, 2012


In this file film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Jean Dujardin portrays George Valentin, left, and Berenice Bejo portrays Peppy Miller in a scene from “The Artist.”

Golden Globes get ball rolling toward Oscar night DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s first big show on the road to the Academy Awards will help determine if silence is golden this season. The black-and-white silent film “The Artist” leads contenders for Sunday’s Golden Globes with six nominations, among them best musical or comedy, directing and writing honors for Michel Havanavicius and acting slots for Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. Though still playing in narrow release, the film has found enthusiastic audiences and has been a critical darling since premiering at last May’s Cannes Film Festival, positioning it as the first silent movie with serious awards prospects since the first years of the Oscars in the late 1920s. In an age of elaborate computer effects and digital 3-D projection, “The Artist” is such a throwback to early cinema that it comes off as something entirely fresh. “It’s very relaxing for people to actually go to this movie,” said Dujardin, nominated for best actor in a musical or comedy for his role as a silent-era star whose career implodes when talkies take over. “It’s a new visual and emotional experience for people. … It’s really strange and rare to not hear anything in the theater.” Tied for second-place at the Globes with five nominations each are George Clooney’s family tale “The Descendants” and the literary adaptation “The Help,” both competing for best drama. Also in the running for best drama: Martin Scorsese’s family adventure “Hugo”; Clooney’s political thriller “The Ides of

March”; Brad Pitt’s sports tale “Moneyball”; and Steven Spielberg’s World War I epic “War Horse.” For best musical or comedy, “The Artist” is up against: Joseph GordonLevitt’s cancer story “50/50”; Kristen Wiig’s wedding romp “Bridesmaids”; Woody Allen’s romantic fantasy “Midnight in Paris”; and Michelle Williams’ Marilyn Monroe tale “My Week with Marilyn.” Along with honors from trade groups such as the directors, actors and writers guilds, the Globes help sort out key contenders for the Oscars, whose nominations balloting closes Friday, with nominees announced Jan. 24. A win Sunday can firm up a film’s prospects to triumph at the Oscars, though the Globes have had a bad track record predicting eventual bestpicture winners in recent years. Over the last seven years, only one Globe bestpicture winner — 2008’s “Slumdog Millionaire” — has gone on to claim the top honor at the Oscars. Before that stretch, the Globes had been on an eight-year streak in which one of its two best-picture recipients went on to become the Oscar champ. Last year, “The Social Network” won best-drama at the Globes and looked like the early Oscar favorite. But momentum later swung to eventual Oscar best-picture winner “The King’s Speech.” The Globes generally do a better job predicting who might take home the acting Oscars. A year ago, all four actors who won Oscars earned Globes first — lead players Colin Firth for “The King’s Speech” and Natalie Portman for “Black Swan” and “The Fighter” supporting stars Christian Bale and

Melissa Leo. Along with Clooney, Pitt and Williams, other established stars nominated for Globes include Meryl Streep in the Margaret Thatcher tale “The Iron Lady,” Leonardo DiCaprio in the J. Edgar Hoover saga “J. Edgar,” Glenn Close in the Irish drama “Albert Nobbs” and Kate Winslet in the stage adaptation “Carnage.” The lineup also features many newcomers to the awards scene, among them Wiig for “Bridesmaids,” Gordon-Levitt for “50/50,” Michael Fassbender for the sex-addict drama “Shame,” Rooney Mara for the thriller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and Brendan Gleeson for the Irish crime tale “The Guard.” “The Help” picked up three acting nominations: Viola Davis for dramatic actress and Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain for supporting actress. Adapted from Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller about black maids speaking out about their white employers during the civil-rights movement, the hit drama has been a career-maker for many of its collaborators, including first-time director Tate Taylor, a childhood friend of Stockett, and producer Brunson Green. “It’s a testament to pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and not taking no for an answer,” said Spencer, a longtime friend of Tate who had been toiling in small parts before “The Help.” ”Kathryn was an underdog, and Tate and I and Brunson. … They’d only done independent films and shorts, and now they’re in the big leagues.” The Globes are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of about 85 entertainment reporters for

overseas outlets. The ceremony, carried live on NBC, is a more laid-back affair than the Oscars, with Globe guests sharing dinner and drinks that can loosen up stars’ tongues when it comes to presenting or accepting awards. Ricky Gervais returns as host for the thirdstraight year, despite uneasy moments a year ago when he took sharp swipes at celebrities and Golden Globe organizers themselves. It paid off with a boost in TV ratings for the show, though, so the Globes invited Gervais back. Behind the scenes, the HFPA and the Globes’ longtime producers, dick clark productions, continue to fight in federal court over which entity has the authority to negotiate multi-million dollar broadcast rights to future shows. Although this year’s telecast was never in serious jeopardy, the HFPA is anxious to try to negotiate a better deal with other networks. While Hollywood will be in party mode right through the Feb. 26 Oscars, not every nominee will join the fun. “Midnight in Paris” director Allen, a notorious no-show at awards ceremonies, said he does not believe in competition among films. “Who’s to say Steven Spielberg’s film is better than Martin Scorsese’s or better than Francis Coppola’s? These guys are all wonderful filmmakers, and everybody does his best,” Allen said. “Who’s to say what’s best? You can say that’s your favorite, and that’s fine. … But to say it’s better than another film, it’s a very subjective judgment. Someone else may feel, ‘No, I think this is the better film.’ It’s unquantifiable.”

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, “Cole,” and I have been together since college — several years now. We have a loving relationship, but the problem is distance. My job sometimes requires me to take short-term (twoto five-month) contracts in other cities and overseas. Even though it is difficult to be apart, I handle long-distance relationships relatively well while Cole does not. This began in college when I studied abroad for a semester. Cole tries to be supportive and wants me to be successful, but he takes it personally when I have to leave. For me, it’s just about a job, but Cole doesn’t see it that way. I would support Cole wherever and in whatever he needed. Although it would be ideal to be together all the time, I realize that sometimes it isn’t possible. Am I being selfish, or do we simply need different things out of a relationship? — GLOBE-TROTTER IN DES MOINES GLOBEDEAR TROTTER: Are you being selfish, or is Cole being selfish? Are you willing to give up a career you have prepared for and work in so that he will no longer suffer separation anxiety? While your relationship is a loving one, the two of you have serious differences, and you must rationally decide which is more important to you. After that, everything will fall into place. DEAR ABBY: My wife died nine years ago after a long illness. We have a son, a daughter and seven grandchildren. I met “Lucille” two years ago at a basketball game that involved both our grandsons. Slowly, we began dating. Lucille has been a widow for many years and has five children. We are now engaged and planning a wedding for about 60 people after Lucille retires next year. We want to include our families in the ceremony. Lucille’s two eldest sons plan to give her away. Two of her granddaughters will be flower girls. I asked my son to be my best man and he refused. He said he is happy for us and will attend the wedding, but he

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DEAR DAD: It’s a shame that your son feels unable to support you as you enter this new phase of your life. If he is offended at the idea that after nine years you would want to remarry, the problem is his. Do not make it yours. I’m sure your late wife would want your life to be fulfilling. Ask your daughter or a close friend to stand up with you and let nothing spoil your day. You and Lucille have earned your happiness. Bless you both. DEAR ABBY: Please tell me the proper etiquette for gift-giving. My in-laws often leave the price tags on gifts, especially if the gift was expensive. I believe price tags should be removed. Shouldn’t a gift come from the heart and not be a monetary statement? — OFFENDED IN WISCONSIN DEAR OFFENDED: Yes, it should. Leaving a price tag on a gift implies that the giver is also “giving” the recipient a burden of gratitude. And the burden of gratitude can weigh so heavily that it diminishes the pleasure of receiving a gift. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Sudoku Puzzle Complete the grid so every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively. FRIDAY’S SOLUTION


overruffing and drawing his last trump. So let’s say that East discards a heart — whereupon you discard the ace of spades! You then lead the K-Q of spades, and East is faced with the same losing proposition. When he again refuses to ruff, you discard two hearts and continue with the jack of spades, ruffing with the eight. A heart to the ace at trick 11 leaves you with the Q-9 of trumps over East’s 10-5, and when you next lead a heart from dummy, East’s apparently certain trump trick goes up in smoke.

prefers not to stand up for me. He feels it would be disloyal to his mother’s memory. He is adamant. I never imagined my son would act this way. I didn’t mean to offend him. I’m not trying to replace his mother. We just want to bring both families together. Abby, your opinion, please. — WELL-MEANING DAD ON THE EAST COAST


The disappearing trick order to execute a trump coup, declarer has to shorten his trump suit to the same length as that of his opponent. In the present case — where you still hold the Q-9-8-7 of trumps over East’s 10-5 — you will need to ruff two of dummy’s winners and then return to dummy to administer the fatal blow. Accordingly, at trick four you lead a spade to dummy’s nine, ruff the king of clubs, then play a spade to dummy’s ten and lead the queen of clubs. If East ruffs, you’ll make the rest of the tricks easily by


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■ Contract Bridge — By Steve Becker ing challenging problems. Assume you get to seven diamonds and West leads the ace of clubs, which you ruff. You cash the ace of diamonds, on which West plays the jack, and continue with the king of diamonds, on which West plays a club. It now seems that East must eventually score a trump trick, but if you are well-versed in the art of bridge magic, you can cause his trump trick to disappear. Making the grand slam is not a big problem if you’re familiar with trump coups. Basically, in



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Engagement Kohl, Tavalire set date Anne Louise Kohl and Aaron Joseph Tavalire, both of Ypsilanti, Mich., announce their engagement. She is the of daughter Thomas and Barbara Kohl, 955 East Snodgrass Road, Piqua. Ruth Tavalire of Ferndale, Mich. and Timothy Tavalire and Tracey Anderson of Royal Oak, Mich. are Tavalire, Kohl parents of the mental quality analyst. bridegroom. Her fiance earned a The bride-elect earned a bachelor of science in bachelor of science in bienvironmental science ology from the University from Bowling Green of Michigan and is emState University and a ployed as a fundraiser for masters of science in en- the non-profit The Fund vironmental policy from for the Public Interest the University of Michi- and Postal Carrier with gan. She is employed by the United States Post the Michigan Depart- Office A May 19 wedding is ment of Environmental Quality as an environ- planned.

Engagement Smith to marry Staley M e g a n Janelle Smith and Nicolas John Staley, both of Columbus, announce their engagement. She is the of daughter Mark and Cindy Smith of Springfield. George and Susie Staley of Smith, Staley Piqua are parColumbus. ents of the bridegroom. Her fiance is a 2003 The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Spring- graduate of Lehman field Shawnee High Catholic High School. He School. She earned a earned a bachelor of scibachelor of science de- ence in business admingree in accounting and a istration from The Ohio master’s degree in ac- State University. He is a counting from Miami CPA and is employed as University. She is a CPA an audit senior with Deand is employed as an in- loitte and Touche. An April 14 wedding is ternal audit senior with Limited Brands Inc. in planned.

Anniversary Blacks celebrate 65th anniversary Chuck and Belva (Draving) Black of Piqua are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. They were married Jan. 31, 1947, by the Rev. Paul Gehm, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church. In their retirement, they spend most of their time communi- Chuck and Belva Black cating with their four children, 10 grand- and he attends Kiwanis children and 11 great- Club activities. They are graduates of grandchildren, who all but Piqua Central High three live outside Ohio. The couple are long time School, Class of 1945, and members of Piqua Baptist attend the monthly meetChurch. She loves being ings of the class at various the Queen of the Red Hats restaurants around town.

Birth Couple welcome baby girl Todd and Pamela (Voisard) Dickman, of Columbus, formerly of Russia, announce the birth of their fourth child, a daughter, born Jan. 11, 2012, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. Sage Dickman weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches in length. She was welcomed

home by sister, Jade, and two brothers, Canen and Keon. Maternal grandparents are Charles and Erna Voisard of Russia. Paternal grandmother is Val Dickman of Florida. Elfrieda Borchers of Russia is the maternal great-grandmother.

Engagement, wedding, birth, anniversary and military announcements can be e-mailed to or dropped off or mailed to the Piqua Daily Call at 310 Spring St. Please provide a good quality photo that can be picked up when done or returned by mail if a self-addressed stamped envelope is provided.




Brothers take different routes to same path MICHELE KAYAL For The Associated Press FREDERICK, Md. — Bryan Voltaggio stands in his restaurant, Volt, arms folded. He doesn’t break a smile, a frown or a sweat. It’s the same modest, soft-spoken persona that became his trademark on Season 6 of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” which portrayed him in stark contrast to the mouthy arrogance of another contestant — his younger brother, Michael. Their differences made for great television: Bryan’s clean-cut looks versus Michael’s wrist-toshoulder tattoos; Bryan’s methodical presentation of sardine fillet on potato and juniper-sauced venison alongside Michael’s gutsy cream of dehydrated broccoli and fennel-scented squab with textures of mushroom. If Bryan was smoldering, Michael was a house on fire. But heat — whether in embers or flame — is what unites them. Dig beneath their apparent differences, and what emerges is much more impressive: their similarities. “They’re more similar,” says celebrated chef and restaurateur Charlie Palmer, who is a mentor to both Voltaggios. “They were always stand-out guys in terms of determination. They always had great imaginations. They were always pushing the boundaries. They never settled for ‘It’s OK.’” In the two years since Top Chef — which Michael, 33, ultimately won — it is this shared passion (and more than a smidgen of business savvy) that has transformed decades of sibling rivalry into a fruitful cooperation. As a culinary Cain-and-Abel turned Osmond brothers they wield potato ricers and flavor injectors for the Williams-Sonoma catalogue. They’ve plunged into their first international venture, a restaurant in Mumbai, India, set to open in mid-January, for which they are essentially long-distance executive chefs. And together they have written a cookbook, “Volt ink.”, which contrasts their talents in recipes for ingredient families like “mollusk” and “nightshade.” Like their other ventures, the cookbook calls to mind the only tattoo they share in common: a lightning bolt with the letters “TCB,” for “taking care of business.” “There’s definitely this


This undated photo courtesy of Ed Anderson shows chef Bryan Voltaggio, left, and chef Michael Voltaggio. In business and in life, the Voltaggio brothers are as much alike as they are different. chef branding thing today, and we’ve fallen into ‘the brothers,’” Voltaggio Michael says. “It’s not ‘Michael’ or ‘Bryan,’ it’s ‘the Voltaggios.’” The brand may be new, but its underpinnings began in the womb. Just two years apart, the boys often were mistaken for twins, says their mother, Sharon Mangine, and despite their personalities — Bryan was “cautious,” she says, Michael “the risk taker” — they shared a twin-like communication. “We are more similar than either one of us realizes,” Michael says. “Let’s start with food: we both tell each other that we copy each other, but I think that’s not the case. It’s that we have the same thoughts.” Witness the cookbook. Flip past the first photo — two Maryland blue crabs wrestling, one slightly bluer than the other, but otherwise indistinguishable — and you’ll find recipes that tell the same tale. A mock oyster made of salsify? Gotta be Michael. Smoked trout with charred pickles and baby radishes? That’s Bryan. But you’d be wrong on both counts. The brothers shared a tumultuous childhood. They grew up in a working class neighborhood of Frederick, about 40 minutes outside Washington. Their mom and dad — a clerical worker and a police officer — divorced when they were young, and for a while they lived with their father. When Michael was 15, his best friend was murdered. They dealt with the turmoil in different ways. Bryan was a jock and a model student, Michael got kicked out of one high school for fighting. But they both sought refuge in the kitchen. When Bryan was 15, he began working at the Holiday Inn, blazing through the stations to become

sous chef at 19. When Michael was 15, he joined his brother there, and for a while, worked for him. “They worked, they had passion, they were never late,” says Michael Aleprete, a chef and their mentor at the Holiday Inn, who would make them do their homework before letting them into the kitchen. “Knowing some of their friends, the friends were punks. The Voltaggios weren’t punks.” In the kitchen there was camaraderie. There was order. And there was the promise of control, the knowledge that if you applied certain principles you could control outcomes. On the line at Volt, Bryan wordlessly submerges coconut pudding in liquid nitrogen, producing a perfect snowball that nestles into powdered lavender oil. On “Top Chef,” Michael wowed judges with a deconstructed Caesar salad, the dressing for which released itself from small, self-contained spheres that popped on the tongue. They may apply technique differently — Bryan’s dishes tend to downplay the mechanics while Michael’s sometimes flaunt them (something he says he’s working to change) — but in the end, what brings comfort is the precision, the absolute certainty, of techniques like sous-vide (low-temperature cooking that ensures perfect results) and the ingredient manipulations of molecular gastronomy. “At the end of the day, cooking is science,” Michael says. “To get a perfect result you should control the environment.” But saying that their mastery of technique or ingredients is what makes them similar is too easy, says Jose Andres, chef-restaurateur and disciple of the Spanish avant-garde. Andres has known Bryan since his

days at Charlie Palmer Steak in Washington. Michael was chef de cuisine at his Los Angeles restaurant Bazaar. “That they are good cooks is a given,” Andres says. “But they are genuinely good, humble guys. Michael, even after his very quick stardom, I told him ‘Make sure this doesn’t go to your head,’ that ‘You’re not famous because you’re super cool, but because television gave you an opportunity. But TV goes away. And the essence of what you are is going to remain.’ And they have that very clear. Other people, TV gets to their head.” Outwardly, the differences still loom large. While Bryan has opened his restaurant in a century-old mansion in their hometown, Michael has taken on a slick space in Los Angeles for his new restaurant, ink, where he has partnered with entertainment mogul Michael Ovitz. Bryan is married to his high school sweetheart and is trying to buy a house closer to Volt; Michael, who is divorced, has “Gypsy Soul” tattooed across his chest. The rivalry viewers saw on “Top Chef ” was in some ways the tip of the iceberg. They still argue the way they did 30 years ago. “We fight like children,” Michael says, “We get to, like ‘I hate you! I’ll never talk to you again!’ It’s pathetic.” But only the coldest heart could have witnessed the genuine pain they each felt when Michael won and missed their devotion to each other. Both say that despite the difficulty of that moment, the “Top Chef ” experience brought them closer. “We kind of were forced together and hadn’t been since we were maybe 10 and 12 and sharing a room,” Bryan says, noting that during taping they literally slept next to each other for six weeks. “Now we’re on the phone together almost every day. We have business that’s entwined. And we also learned that we are our best resource for each other. We realized we could be stronger and use each other and be more successful if we were resources rather than rivals to each other.” Which is fine with their mom. “They both ultimately accomplished the same thing,” says Mangine, who has printed out and saved every word ever written about her sons. “They just got to it in a different way.”

Edison Community College nursing grads honored with pinning ceremony PIQUA — Edison Community College honored 38 graduates from its nursing program Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Piqua Campus with a pinning ceremony that marks the initial journey into nursing. The pinning ceremony is a time-honored tradition in which the graduate nurse is presented to family and friends as a professional who is about to practice nursing and the graduate is usually “pinned” by the faculty members who have worked with the students throughout their course of study. Each school has a unique pin, which serves as a symbol of the successful completion of a rigorous curriculum, which prepares its graduates to administer to the sick and

injured and promote health through the practice of nursing. More than 250 attendees were on hand for the ceremony. Each graduate had the opportunity to submit a word of thanks to those who have made the end of this portion of their education possible, which was read as they received their pin from an Edison nursing faculty member. “As you can imagine this is touching ceremony for

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Warm weather chills ice fishing Lake Erie businesses hurt by lack of ice KRISTINA SMITH HORN Port Clinton News-Herald


In this photo taken Jan. 9, a pair of swans swim in open water in Marblehead as seagulls perch on a thin layer of ice in West Harbor. During a normal winter, Lake Erie would be frozen over and ice fishing enthusiasts would be flocking to the area to pursue their hobby.

Real estate transfers PIQUA Deborah Landrum to Deborah Olden, one part lot, one lot, $0. Tipp City Properties LLC to Martha Johnson, one lot, $99,000. Osgood State Bank to Donald Lance, Edith Lanc, a part tract 0.012, 0.077 acres, $8,000. Decker Investments Ltd. to Lloyd Fry, one lot, $0. Susan Jess to Jeffrey Bolin, Nicole Bolin, one lot, $0. Fifth Third Mortgage Company to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., one lot, $0.

TROY Carole E. Kerber, Daniel Kerber to Steven T. Kerber, two part lots, $0. Amanda Twiss, William Twiss to Amanda Twiss, William Twiss, one lot, $0. Ann Lorenz, successor trustee, Raymond B. Vondenhuevel Revocable Living Trust, Mary Thomas, successor trustee to Erin O’Neal, Samuel O’Neal,

one lot, $74,000. Roberta Wells to George Wells, one lot, $0. Nottingham Development Inc. to Scott Investments of Troy LLC, one lot, $42,900.

COVINGTON Deutsche Bank National Trust Company trustee, Novastar Mortgage Funding Trust, Saxon Mortgage Services Inc. to Jay Kuntz, Lowell Kuntz, a part lot, $19,500.

TIPP CITY La Jahn Co. to Betty D. Borchers Trust, Betty D. Borchers, trustee, Nelson C. Borchers, trustee, Nelson C. Borchers Trust, three lots, $0. Bac Home Loans Servicing L.P., Bank of America N.A., successor, Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one lot, a part lot, $0. Rosa Willhite Garofalo, Steve Willhite to Robert Rumple, one lot, $138,000.



Lester L. Haines and Marjorie Haines Trust, Luann Robinson, trustee to Luann Robinson, one lot, $0. Lester L. Haines and Marjorie Haines Trust,Cheryl Hains, Dryl Haines, Duane Haines, Gretchen Haines to Luann Robinson, one lot, $0. Anna Vogt to Jennifer Fanning, a part lot, $79,000.

Gwendolyn Eustache to Lisa Duncan, Leanne Kabrich, Michelle Lefeld, a part tract 0.924 acres, 1.056 acres, $0.

CONCORD TWP. Fannie Mae a.k.a. Federal National Mortgage Association to John one lot, Schilling, $186,000. Deann Bechtol, Eric Bechtol to Robert Contento, Staci Contento, one lot, $70,000. Robert E. Blackmore, successor trustee, Jean T. Blackmore Declaration of Trust to Michael Lyons, Pamela Lyons, 2.522 acres, $56,000.

UNION TWP. Dana Lowe, Jo Ellen Lowe to Adam R. Lowe, a tract 10.164 acres, $114,000. Raymond Landis, Susan Landis to Raymond Landis, Susan Landis, a part tract 4.291 acres, 11.704 acres, $0. Carl L. and Winifred H. Knepper Family Trust, Carl L. Knepper, trustee, Winifred H. Knepper, trustee to Alan Knepper, a part tract 0.736 acres, 0.717 acres, $0.

WASHINGTON TWP. Debra Gariety-Riley, Michael Riley to Debra Gariety-Riley, Michael Riley, one lot, $0. Mary Kathleen Hart to Midfirst Bank, a part tract 2.3317 acres, $86,900.




Monday — No school, Martin Luther King Day. Tuesday — Grilled chicken sandwich, peas, peaches and milk. Wednesday — Turkey and noodles, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, pumpkin custard, dinner roll and milk. Thursday — Corn dog, seasoned curlies, green beans, fruit turnover and milk. Friday — Chicken fingers, potato wedges, carrots, mixed fruit, breadstick and milk.

Monday — No school. Tuesday —Spaghetti or veggie lasagna, spinach salad, assorted fruit and milk. Wednesday — Pizza or quesadilla, glazed carrots, assorted fruit and milk. Thursday — Soft taco or chicken fajita, black beans and brown rice, assorted fruit and milk. Friday — General Tso chicken or popcorn chicken, fried or sweet brown rice, oriental veggies, assorted fruit and milk.

Monday — No school. Tuesday — Chicken nuggets, corn, butter bread, cookie, pineapple and milk. Wednesday — Soft taco, Cinnamon Toast Crunch bar, Mandarin oranges and milk. Thursday — Chicken noodle soup, peanut butter sandwich, crackers, Rice Krispie Treat, carrots, pears and milk. Friday — Cheese pizza, cucumbers and dip, cheese stick, cocoa bar, applesauce and milk.


PIQUA CATHOLIC COVINGTON SCHOOLS: SCHOOLS: Monday — No school. Tuesday —Hot dog, baked beans, chips, choice of fruit and milk. Wednesday — Spaghetti, salad, breadstick, choice of fruit and milk. Thursday — Chicken fajitas, corn, rice, choice of fruit and milk. Friday — Grilled cheese, tomato soup, crackers, choice of fruit and milk.

Monday — No school. Tuesday —Chicken alfredo or peanut butter and jelly, broccoli, fruit cup, breadstick and milk. Wednesday — Taco pizza or chef salad, tossed salad, fresh fruit, cookie and milk. Thursday — Chicken patty sandwich or peanut butter and jelly, french fries, fruit cup and milk. Friday — Grilled cheese or chef salad, tomato soup, fresh fruit, fruit sherbet and milk.

Monday — No school. Tuesday — Chicken Hip Dipper, Green beans, peaches, Goldfish and milk. Wednesday — Grilled cheese, tomato soup, applesauce, crackers and milk. Thursday — Personal pan pizza, peas, pears/Jell-O and milk. Friday — Chili cheese wrap, corn, assorted fruit and milk.

Monday — No school. Tuesday — French toast sticks, sausage patty, carrots with dip, orange juice and milk. Wednesday — Assorted entrees, assorted vegetables, assorted fruit and milk. Thursday — Dinosaur nuggets, whole wheat dinner roll, corn, diced peaches and milk. Friday — Stuffed crust pizza, Doritos, broccoli, applesauce and milk.

VERSAILLES SCHOOLS: Monday — No school. Tuesday — Loaded fries, peanut butter and jelly pocket, strawberry shortcake and milk. Wednesday — Stuffed crust pizza, corn, trail mix and milk. Thursday — Breaded mozzarella sticks, marinara sauce, lettuce salad, peaches and milk. Friday — Grilled chicken sandwich, California blend, pears and milk.

Marriages William Edward Redfearn Sr., 57, of 171 Southview Drive, Troy to Nadine Patrice Washington, 51, of the same address. Charles Christopher Cox, 37, of 818 Washing-

ton St., Troy to Louann Marie Burke, 26, of same address. Jonathon David Bollinger, 29, of 905 Nicklin Ave., Piqua to Melissa Marie Walters, 28, of same address.

Willard Winfield Dewey III, 42, of 25 Canyon Court, West Milton to Christine Marie Rieth, 31, of same address. Daniel Joseph Smith, 30, of 351 N. High St.,

Covington to Layla Renne Nutter, 32, of same address. Rusty Allen Gass, 27, 2570 Washington Road, Covington to Jamie Lynn Kelly, 33, of same address.

PUT-IN-BAY (AP) — John Hageman spent months getting ready for ice fishing season. Last fall, the Lake Erie ice guide caught minnows and stored them live for use when his clients would fly to Put-in-Bay for some winter fishing. He bought propane for his ice shanties and stocked up on gas for his ice augers. He sent out fliers to people who hired him as an ice guide in the past. And now, he’s waiting for ice that hasn’t come. “There’s a whole lot of nothing out there,” he said. “It looks like it’s almost certain we’ll lose January. We have had a number of instances where we did not have ice in January, but we did in February and spilled into March. “It’s too early to write it off entirely.” Meanwhile, Hageman and other ice guides who take anglers from across the country to the Port Clinton area in search of walleye, perch and other fish are losing money. When Charter captain Mike Matta sees anglers ice fishing on the Sandusky Bay by Christmas, he takes it as a sign of a good ice fishing season ahead. After the holidays and a third of January without ice, he is not optimistic this winter will bring a fishing season at all. Neither is Randy Sells, owner of Papa John Charters. In a normal year, Sells takes 15 to 30 trips and charges $125 to $150 a person. “It hurts because I kind of count on that annual income,” said Sells, of Marblehead. “But it is what it is.” Ice guides aren’t the only ones who feel the revenue loss, said Larry Fletcher, Ottawa County Visitors Bureau executive director. Some hotels and bed-and-breakfasts in the area rely on ice fishermen to help get them through the winter, a season typically lean on guests, he said. At Put-in-Bay alone, seven properties stayed open during the winter last year to accommodate anglers, he said. Transportation companies, like air boat and charter plane services, also have seen a decrease in business over last year, he said. “It’s taking 100 percent of the business they would have this time of year away,” Fletcher said. “We need some ice.” DJ Parker, owner of the Niagara Guest House bed and breakfast in Put-inBay, isn’t counting on having ice fishermen rent rooms this year. “You never know how it’s going to work out,” he said. “Some years you might do $300 worth of business, and others you might do $3,000 worth of business. There’s as many years where it’s a bust as it is a hit.” Recent warm tempera-

tures don’t mean the lake will not freeze at all, said ice guides and Eric Weimer, fisheries biologist for the Ohio Division of Wildlife Fish Research Station in Sandusky. “Every winter is different,” Weimer said. “We’ve had warm weather to this point before. I’m sure the cold weather is going to come. “I would really be surprised if we don’t have some kind of ice that would be fishable in the next couple months.” Instead of more solid ice cover, though, anglers might see good ice only around the Lake Erie islands, which Matta said traditionally is the first place for good fishing. The islands have fewer currents to weaken the ice and are more sheltered from the wind, Weimer said. In order for good ice to form now, the weather needs to cool to sub-zero temperatures for multiple days, Matta said. The water temperature, which has been in the 40s, also needs to cool to the low 30s or below, Matta said. And rain would be a big problem, he said. If Lake Erie itself doesn’t get ice, East Harbor State Park’s harbors usually do, where people can fish for bluegill and other panfish, Weimer said. Hageman, who has been running his ice guide service for 16 years, remembers winters without Lake Erie ice in 2006 and 2002. As the retired manager of Ohio State University’s Stone Laboratory on nearby Gibraltar Island, he said temperature data shows Lake Erie’s winters are getting warmer. “We’re definitely in a cycle for higher temperatures, which affect how much the lake is open,” he said. “You can’t dispute the thermometer. It’s been well-documented that it’s warmer.” The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Mich., also has documentation the Great Lakes are getting warmer. Over the past four decades, rising surface air temperatures have caused a long-term reduction of lake ice, said Jia Wang, research scientist and ice climatologist at NOAA’s lab. Those temperature increases and natural warming and cooling through climate teleconnection phenomena and other patterns such as El Nino, Southern Oscillation and North Atlantic Oscillation mainly determine whether the lakes will have ice and how much cover they’ll get, Wang said. This year, the interaction between the strong La Nina and strong positive North Atlantic Oscillation created weather patterns that caused much warmer temperatures and less ice in the Great Lakes Region, he said. “That’s why the Midwest weather is so unpredictable from year to year,” Wang said.

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French achieves safety milestone


Left to right: MainSource Bank Market President Diana Davis, Habitat for Humanity of Miami County Executive Director Mark Mabelitini and MainSource Bank Branch Manager Frank Stewart.

Local bank helps out Habitat for Humanity TROY — MainSource Bank Market President Diana Davis and Branch Manager Frank Stewart presented a $500 check to Habitat for Humanity of Miami County to support its ongoing work to provide homes for low to moderate income families in Miami County. “With this generous gift from MainSource Bank, Habitat can help families realize the dream of homeownership” said Mark Mabelitini, executive director. “In 2012, Habitat plans to build three new homes and for the first time rehab an existing home. These homes will go to

partner families right here in Miami County. The partner families will work to complete 400 hours of sweat equity while their home is under construction. Once the home is completed the families will have a 0 percent interest loan on their home and will be responsible for the property taxes and homeowners insurance.” Diana Davis commented, “MainSource Bank is proud to sponsor such a worthy cause as Habitat for Humanity in Miami County. One of our company’s key strategic initiatives is to give back to the communities we

serve. Our history of supporting communities like Troy and Piqua is substantial, and we feel fortunate that we are able to give back and help strengthen the community.” MainSource Bank is a community-focused financial services company which provides deposit, insurance and loan, wealth management services in 80 full-service locations throughout Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Miami Ohio. Within County, MainSource Bank offers branch locations in Troy and Piqua, as well as in neighboring Clayton.

Alley reaches milestone PIQUA — Teresa (Terri) Alley of Murray Wells Wendeln & Robins o n , CPAs h a s reached a personal a n d professional milestone in her ALLEY career by studying and passing the Internal Revenue Service’s intensive enrolled agent exam covering all aspects of federal taxation. The award of the enrolled agent (EA) designation recognizes

demonstrated knowledge and assures clients that the agent is up-to-date on the latest tax law changes and can represent clients before the examination division of the IRS. The right to represent taxpayers before the IRS is awarded only to selected groups of individuals, including attorneys, certified public accountants, enrolled actuaries, and enrolled agents. To retain the status of an enrolled agent, individuals must complete a minimum of 16 continuing education credits per year, and a total of 72 CPEs in each three-year cycle. Enrolled agents are

also governed under stringent rules set forth by the IRS. Terri also was recently elected to a serve a twoyear term on the Ohio Chapter Board of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). As a Chapter Board member, Terri brings leadership on a state-wide level to network tax professionals together to share information, concerns, offer education, and to follow state tax legislation issues. MWWR now has two enrolled agents as well as seven CPAs, working together to provide clients with the very best in tax and accounting services.

PIQUA — Employees at the French Oil Mill Machinery Co. in Piqua have achieved a safety milestone — they finished 2011 without a lost time incident. “Our employees are one of the most important assets we have and keeping them safe is a top priority at French,” said Daniel P. French, chairman of the board and president. “Closing the year without a work related injury that caused an employee to miss a day on the job is an accomplishment that demonstrates employee diligence, safety leadership and our company’s commitment to safety in all of our operations.” French’s safety program places equal emphasis on their employees’

of Law in 2011. While at Ohio State, Beiting earned the title of managing editor of The Ohio tate Journal on Dispute Resolution. His areas of concentration include civil trial practice, business litigation, corporate and commercial, and employment law. Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk is a fullservice law firm with an emphasis on corporate and commercial law, real estate and development, employment law, banking, taxation, estate planning

PIQUA — Creating a new brand throughout Hartzell has recently been an important focus for the company. Revitalizing the brand in such a way will promote growth and form a greater synergy throughout Hartzell Fan, Hartzell Hardwoods, Hartzell Industries, and Arkansas Face Veneer. In order to unite all Hartzell companies, a single, new, and consistent logo will be implemented within each Hartzell company. A new web site,, is now available and offers access to each Hartzell company directly through its homepage. Modifying the website gives viewers access to all Hartzell products, news, and job

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opportunities for all its divisions. “Our new brand embraces our past and rich history and will carry us into an exciting future with one single brand and one culture for all Hartzell companies,” said Jeff Bannister, Hartzell’s CEO Along with the brand changes, we are revising some company names as well. Hartzell Fan will now be known as Hartzell Air Movement, which allows the company future growth opportunities. Arkansas Face Veneer, located in Benton, Arkansas, will carry the Hartzell brand on their website, but will retain use of their name as it is highly recognized within

the veneer industry. Hartzell is a very wellknown company involved in the manufacturing of industrial fans, hardwoods, and face veneer. Hartzell Hardwoods is an innovative leader in the hardwood industry producing top quality thick stock lumber. Hartzell Air Movement pioneered the production of the propeller fan and today manufactures custom centrifugal and axial fans. At Arkansas Face Veneer, a dedicated and experienced workforce utilizes the latest advances in splicing technology to produce high-quality value-added veneer products from more than 100 different species.

Recalls This Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Electric shock, burns and fires. Those are some of the risks posed by the recalled items this week. The companies recalling the items in question each say they haven’t yet received any reports of injuries. But in the case of recalled floor lamps, Big Lots has received four reand probate, business liti- ports of melting lamp gation and general civil shades. Here is a list of this trial practice. Other attorneys associ- week’s recalls: ated with the firm are FLOOR LAMPS Harry N. Faulkner, John DETAILS: The Classic M Garmhausen, Ralph F. Keister, James R. Shenk, Quarters five light floor James L. Thieman, lamps were imported by Michael A. Staudt, Big Lots of Columbus, Thomas J. Potts, Daniel A. Ohio and sold exclusively Bensman, Bryan A. at Big Lots stores nationNiemeyer, John M. Deeds, wide from April 2010 David B. Shuffelton, and through November 2011. The lamps stand about Joshua A. Koltak. The firm has offices in five feet tall and have a Sidney, Fort Loramie and gunmetal- or chrome-colored metal pole and five Minster.


French is an ISO-certified, third generation family-owned U. S. company that custom designs, manufactures and supports a wide assortment of hydraulic presses for rubber and composite molding, mechanical dewatering and drying presses for the synthetic rubber industry and screw presses and preparation equipment for the oilseed industry. For more than 110 years, French has partnered with their stakeholders to provide products with superior value and superior service that improve customers’ productivity and reduce their overall procosts. Their duction 225,000 square foot corporate office and manufacturing facility are located in Piqua.

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Beiting joins local legal firm SIDNEY — Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk, a legal profession association in Sidney, has announced that Stephen R. Beiting recently became an associate at the firm. Beiting, of Anna, graduated cum laude from John Carroll University, University Heights, in 2008, with a bachelor of arts in English, while completing on the varsity football team and graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University Moritz College

and their customers’ safety. In July 2011, French hired an Environmental Safety and Health professional to review existing safety programs and to initiate new training programs to reduce the potential for injuries. One of the employee safety activities includes a daily team incentive that directly ties into onsite safety performance. French has detailed policies in place for machine design to ensure that French manufactured machinery is optimized for operator safety. When performing upgrades and retrofits to a customer’s equipment, exiting French partners with customers to reduce safety hazards in their processing applications.

adjustable lights mounted on flexible metal tubes at the top. Dark plastic or multi-colored double plastic shades cover each of the five lights. The lamps were manufactured in China. WHY: The wiring for the lamp’s light sockets can become exposed, posing a risk of electric shock. Use of the recommended standard 40 watt light bulbs can generate excessive heat, which can melt the double plastic shades over the bulbs. INCIDENTS: Four reports of melting lamp shades. No injuries have been reported. HOW MANY: About 43,700. FOR MORE: Call 866244-5687or visit .

DETAILS: The Honeywell Surround Select portable electric heaters were distributed by Kaz USA Inc., of Southborough, Mass., and manufactured by Ningbo SMAL Electrics Co. Ltd., of China. They were sold at Best Buy, Meijer and Walmart stores nationwide from July through December 2011. The heaters are black or white cylinders with a handle on top. “Honeywell” and “Surround Heat” are printed on the front of the heaters. WHY: The heater’s internal housing, including the fan, heating element and circuitry, can detach, posing a burn hazard. INCIDENTS: None reported. HOW MANY: About 19,000. FOR MORE: Call 800PORTABLE ELEC- 370-8137 or visit TRIC HEATERS .

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105 Announcements BAG SALE, Jan. 16-20, 9am-2pm. Buy $4 bag filled with clothing, shoes, purses, coats. Hand-toHand Thrift Store, 325 Main, Piqua.

125 Lost and Found FOUND: Jack Russell, Chihuahua mix, male, wearing collar, vicinity McKinley and Brook. (937)605-9053

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Lehman Catholic High School offers an employment opportunity for: FULL TIME and PART-TIME


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Industrial Equipment Mechanical/Electrical troubleshooting Hydraulic/Pneumatic repair PLCs required Minimum 2 years experience

Submit resume to: AMS, 330 Canal St., Sidney, Oh 45365

Full/ Part Time, Observe/ report, activities/ incidents. Provide security/ safety of client property/ personnel. Operate multi-line phone system. Must have HS diploma/GED Complete at:

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200 - Employment

1st Shift/Full time only Health insurance package/Roth's available H o l i d a y / Va c a t i o n pay/Competitive wages Attendance bonus Certification not a requirement/ Drug free workplace

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235 General

135 School/Instructions

205 Business Opportunities

Apply in person at: Goodwill 1584 Covington Ave. PIQUA

Better Business Bureau 15 West Fourth St. Suite 300 Dayton, OH 45402 937.222.5825

• Top Pay, Benefits and Training for a growing service contractor • 5 years minimum experience

This notice is provided as a public service by A newspaper group of Ohio Community Media


Multi County Contractor seeking experienced technicians for the HVAC, DDC Controls and plumbing service industry 

REQUIREMENTS • Flexible schedule (days, nights, weekends) • 40 hour work week • Hourly wage • Ability to open and close store • Balance paperwork • Must pass drug screen and background checks

HVAC, DDC Controls, Electrical and Plumbing Technicians

NOTICE Investigate in full before sending money as an advance fee. For further information, call or write:


ASSISTANT and STORE SUPERVISOR POSITION Entry Level retail store management

• Great working conditions, hours and benefits including Uniforms, Insurance, Retirement Plan and Job specific training

Send resume to PO Box 4516, Sidney, OH 45365 An Equal Opportunity Employer

TROY, OHIO 45373


One of the areas leading contract tooling and machining corporations has openings for the following postions:

Cashland has a full time Customer Service Associate position available at our Piqua location. Applicants must have retail, sales, and cash handling skills. Great Pay & Benefits! Please apply at:

CNC AND MANUAL HORIZONTAL MILL SETUP/OPERATOR Day and Night Shift • 3 years minimum experience • Flexible Schedule Night Shift Wage premium • Must be able to work with prints

WELDER/FABRICATOR Day and Night Shift • 3 years minimum experience • Flexible Schedule Night Shift Wage premium • Must be able to work with prints


DIESEL MECHANIC Keith's Truck & Trailer is looking for a diesel mechanic. Responsibilities include repairing diesel engines, transmissions, brakes, differentials, clutches, and diagnostics.

LABOR: $9.50/ Hour. CDL DRIVERS: $11.50/ Hour. Training provided. Apply: 15 Industry Park Ct., Tipp City. (937)667-1772

105 Announcements

Greenville Technology, Inc., a plastic injection company serving the automotive industry, has openings in the New Model department. Responisbilities include injection mold & part mauration and project management. Individual must have the ability to read and interpret drawings & specifications, understand engineering principles, be self motivated with proven leadership skills. Other characteristics should include communication skills (both written and verbal), computer knowledge, and willingness to travel. Interested candidates should forward a resume with salary requirements to:

GREENVILLE TECHNOLOGY, INC. HUMAN RESOURCES 0112-3 PO Box 974 Greenville, Ohio 45331 2248470

Deadline: January 18, 2012 We are an equal opportunity employer. Drug testing required.

Time to sell your old stuff... Get it

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If you have questions regarding scams like these or others, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office at (800)282-0515.

Greenville Provisional Technology Associate & Temporary Opportunities Incorporated

(Mold Maturation)

CAUTION Whether posting or responding to an advertisement, watch out for offers to pay more than the advertised price for the item. Scammers will send a check and ask the seller to wire the excess through Western Union (possibly for courier fees). The scammer's check is fake and eventually bounces and the seller loses the wired amount. While banks and Western Union branches are trained at spotting fake checks, these types of scams are growing increasingly sophisticated and fake checks often aren't caught for weeks. Funds wired through Western Union or MoneyGram are irretrievable and virtually untraceable.

Send resume to: or fax to (937) 440-2502

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Provisional Associate

Temporary job opportunity for up to 3 years, possibly leading to fulltime employment. Start $10.50/hr., 6 mth. increase to $12.00/hr. Benefits package includes holidays, vacation, bonus, uniforms, health insurance, disability & life insurance. Openings on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts. Positions in paint, injection, assembly and shipping.


Temporary assignments up to 12 months. Start rate $9.44 – increase to $10.00 at 6 months. 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift openings. 11 paid holidays. Possibility of provisional and full time employment. Positions in paint, injection, assembly and shipping.

Send Resume to: GTI Human Resources Dept. 0112-2 PO Box 974 Greenville, Ohio 45331 2248478

Call (937)295-2561 or send resume to justin@keithstruck

Competitive wage/benefit package. Modern, air-conditioned, state of the art facility.

New Model


Candidates must have 2 or more years experience and have own basic tools.

SHOP UTILITY POSITION Day Shift • Familiar with machine shop operation a plus


The Troy Daily News is looking for a full-time reporter, preferably with experience in covering city government. Applicants may send their resumes to: Troy Daily News, Attn: Executive Editor David Fong, 224 S. Market St., Troy, OH 45373 or e-mail to


Deadline: January 18, 2012 We are an equal opportunity employer. Drug testing required.

AMERICAN TRIM, a multi -state manufacturer servicing the au tomotive and applia nce industry is currently seeki ng q ualifi ed candid ates for the following opportunity in our S idney, O hio o perati on: Desig ner. This individual will be re spon sibl e for p rovid ing Design experti se. They will d esig n ap plica tions that insu re manufacturabili ty. They will sup port to oling, manufacturin g, sa les, e ngineerin g and our customers with their design expertise and exp erience on sma ller scale projects as well a s larger scale prototyping proje cts. Associates Degree in Desig n or Mech anical En gineering Technology (o r equ ivale nt) is requ ired. Also requ ired i s 5 to 7 years of 3-D model ing e xperi ence, utili zing Pro- E, Solid Edge, So lidWo rks or Unigrap hics. Experience in tooling, fixturin g, sketchi ng, problem so lving and cost analysis is preferred. American Trim offers a competitive, market-b ased wage and benefit packa ge, including compr ehensive medical, vacation, holidays, 401k, tuition reimbursement, a nd pe rformance ince ntive opportunity. If you a re seeking a challenge as well as ad vancement opp ortun ity, email your re sume and sala ry expectations to: resumes@ EOE


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COORDINATOR ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲▲▲ ▲ ▲ ▲

Pohl Transportation has a NEW Sign On Bonus!

Caterpillar 2012 FORKLIFT "Dealer of the Year" has opening EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Lehman Catholic High School offers an employment opportunity for: Full Time ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (to president) and Full Time ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (to principal) Ability to work in fast paced environment. Positions available due to retirements. Send resume to: Kathy McGreevy 2400 St. Marys Ave. Sidney, OH 45365



REQUIREMENTS: • Experience in customer phone skills "Beyond World Class" • Experience in computer programs i.e. Word, Excel a must • Friendly personality • Problem-solving capability • Good organizational skills • Ability to follow through and complete jobs and paperwork in an organized, timely manner BENEFITS: • Excellent fringe benefit package (Medical, Dental, Life) • 401(k)/ Profit sharing • Training • Industry leader, locally owned for 55+ years Send or email resume in confidence to: Miami Industrial Trucks 1101 Horizon West Court Troy, OH 45373 Attn: Matt Malacos

$3,000! Call 1-800-672-8498 for more info or visit:

• Up to 39 cpm with • •

Performance Bonus 1 year OTR- CDL A Pay thru home on weekends


OTR DRIVERS ◆ Class A CDL required ◆ Great Pay and Benefits!


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VISITING ANGELS is seeking compassionate caregivers for in-home private duty care. Flexible hours. Competitive pay. We pay for the best caregivers! (419)501-2323

CDL Grads may qualify Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619 ◆❍◆❍◆❍◆❍◆❍◆❍◆

300 - Real Estate

For Rent

CALL: (937)498-4131

Or apply online at: EOE M/F/D/V


CNC Machinists CNC Lathes & Mills Immediate full-time third shift positions available. CNC production/ setup experience desired. Machine specific training provided. Benefits provided after introductory period. Apply on site: MondayFriday, 8:30am-4:00pm 1500 Experiment Farm Road, Troy OR call: (937)875-2991 for appointment

Hiring*~* RVWholesalers is in need of sales people. No sale experience is necessary, training is provided. Extensive contact list is provided, no cold calling at all. Base salary is provided in addition to commission for all sales. Please respond to:


250 Office/Clerical

ACCOUNTING CLERK Local company seeking part time Accounting Clerk 20-30 per week to handle AP, AR and payroll duties. Hours can be somewhat flexible with partial benefits. Candidate should be detail oriented, organized and have prior accounting experience.


Operators CNC Machinist Maintenance Tech Machine Operator S/R Supervisor CALL TODAY!


Make Someone’s Day Tell Them


RECREATION LEADER second shift, needed for Tipp City organization. This part time job requires organization, good communication skills, and valid drivers license. Email resume to:

SHORT ORDER COOK, 10-15 hours week. Great opportunity for college student or retiree! Call (937)214-0438.

$200 Deposit Special!

1 BEDROOM with Garage Starting at $595 Off Dorset in Troy (937)313-2153

(937)216-5806 2 BEDROOM, appliances, garage, lawn care, new carpet and new paint. $575 plus deposit. (937)492-5271 2 BEDROOM in Troy, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, cats ok. $525. (937)573-7908

TROY, 2555 Worthington, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, great room, appliances, 1646 sq ft. $164,000, financing available, also will rent $1,300 per month, (937)239-0320, or (937)239-1864,

LAWN TRACTOR, Sears, snow blade, cab, chains, weights, 42" mowing deck, $1400. (937)368-2220

500 - Merchandise


310 Commercial/Industrial MCGOVERN RENTALS TROY

BODY SHOP at 817 Garbry Road, Piqua. Available February 1st, $500 per month Call (937)417-7111 or (937)448-2974

2 BR duplexes & 2 BR townhouses. 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, fireplace, Great Location! Starting at $625-$675.

320 Houses for Rent

(937)335-1443 117 Gordon, 2-3 Bedroom. Fenced yard, basement, A/C, W/D hook up, appliances. $585 (937)773-6216.


2 BEDROOMS, half double, $300/ month plus deposit, Metro approved. (937)778-0159


• Close to 75 • Toddler Playground • Updated Swimming Pool

COVINGTON RURAL, 8893 Covington-Gettysburg. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 1/2 story. Metro ok, $600 (937)570-7099

• Pet Friendly ARROWHEAD VILLAGE APARTMENTS 807 Arrowhead, Apt.F Sidney, Ohio (937)492-5006 ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ● ✦ ●✦

PIQUA, 2 bedroom. No pets. $500 rent/deposit (937)339-7978.

NEWLY DECORATED Troy, 2 bedroom apartment, CA, new furnace. Water, sewage, trash paid. (937)238-2560. Only $475 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Now Available Troy Crossing Apartments (937)313-2153

TROY, 2507 Inverness, $700 a month. 2474 Thornhill, $710 a month. 1221 Skylark, $725 a month. Plus one month deposit, no metro. (937) 239-1864 Visit

325 Mobile Homes for Rent

PIQUA, 1 bedroom, downstairs. Stove, refrigerator, all utilities furnished. $520 or $130 weekly. (937)276-5998 or (937)902-0491

EVERS REALTY TROY, 2 bedroom townhomes, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage, ca, w/d hook up, all appliances, $685

570 Lawn and Garden

PIQUA, 1 bedroom, upper, new carpet, utilities paid, 212 South Main, $465 month /deposit. (937)657-8419 PIQUA, upstairs apartment, downtown, large 1 bedroom, all utilities paid. $500 mo. Metro. (937)489-6436, (937)526-3971 TROY, 2 bedroom, $535/month + deposit. W/D hookup, water/garbage paid, stove/ refrigerator, off-street parking, energy saver, central air (937)418-2281

NEAR BRADFORD in country 2 bedroom trailer, washer/dryer hookup. $375. (937)417-7111, (937)448-2974

335 Rooms for Rent ROOM FOR RENT, large nice house with owner, all utilities furnished. $350 month (937)418-1575

400 - Real Estate For Sale 425 Houses for Sale TROY, 2507 Inverness. $82,900. 2474 Thornhill, $83,900. 1221 Skylark, $84,900. Will finance, will coop. (937) 239-1864 Visit

510 Appliances APPLIANCES, I have what you need! Refrigerator, stove, washer & dryer Almond color, serious inquires only, call (937)497-0061 REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire, Black 2007 model. 18.5 cubic and electric glass top stove. Both clean, like new, hardly used. $325 for each or $600 for the pair. Troy, Ohio. (937)216-9307.

530 Events FISHING Antique Fishing Lure & Tackle Clinic includes FREE identifications, evaluations & appraisals. Jan.17-22 8640 N. Dixie Dr. 45414 Dayton,OH 937-475-7997

545 Firewood/Fuel FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237 SEASONED FIREWOOD $170 per cord. Stacking extra, $135 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available (937)753-1047

560 Home Furnishings FURNITURE 3 piece, matching, couch, loveseat and wingchair. Beige, silky finish upholstery. Sparingly used. No children, not laid on. Excellent condition. $550. (937)492-7464 LIFT CHAIR $400 OBO. Golden Technologies Regal Signature Series Model PR-751 lift chair in Excellent Condition. Purchased in March, 2011 used very little. Features 3 pillow waterfall back with dual open arm construction, foldable tray, storage compartments and full luxury chaise pad. Set of 3 brown cherry matching end tables with a coffee table in very good condition. Will sell set for $100 for all or $30 each. Hide a bed sofa $40. (937)638-1164.

565 Horses/Tack & Equipment SLEIGH, 1 horse, $200, (937)216-0860.

280 Transportation

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ NEW SIGN ON BONUS

$1000 New lanes into LAP Louisville, KY

Hundreds of local listings in every industry It’s Fast! It’s Easy! It’s Convenient! Available in print and online


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Do you want: Planned Home Time Round Trips No Touch Freight Fuel Surcharge CIMARRON EXPRESS 800-866-7713 ext 123


577 Miscellaneous CRIB COMPLETE, cradle, changing table, PackN-Play, basinet, PortaCrib, saucer, walker, car seat,high chair, blankets, clothes, gate, tub good condition (937)339-4233 DUMP BED, 8-ft. Easy Dump, $500. Metal standing seam roofing tools, 4 piece set, $225. Neon open sign, $50. (937)214-8853 KIMBALL ORGAN, Paradise model with all extras, good condition, $150, Computer Hutch, like new, $125, (937)492-5655 METAL. Wanting anything that contains metal. Will haul away for FREE. Call (937)451-1566 or (937)214-0861. TOWNECRAFT COOKWARE (12 piece), never used, plus electric skillet. $650 OBO. CRAFTMATIC BED, full size bed divides into 2 twin beds. Controls to raise/ lower head/ foot and massage also. $600 OBO. Call (937)552-7811. TREADMILL, Pro-form Crosswalk 390. Only used four times! Purchased at Sears $750 will sell for $300 OBO. (937)492-1091 WALKER folds adjusts with or without wheels, tub/shower benches, commode chair, toilet riser, grabbers, canes wooden and four footed, good condition (937)339-4233

583 Pets and Supplies CAT yellow male. under 1 year. Sweet and mellow. Former stray, now neutered. Needs indoor forever home. $10 donation to humane society. (937)492-7478 CHAWEENIE, long haired, red, 8 months old, spayed, all shots, housebroken, $300. (937)773-3489. KITTENS, two, free to good indoor homes, approximately 8 weeks old, 2 twin girls, litter trained. (937)214-3231

592 Wanted to Buy CASH, top dollar paid for junk cars/trucks, running or non-running. I will pick up. Thanks for calling (937)719-3088 or (937)451-1019

Open the door to new and exciting job opportunities

OFFICE ASSISTANT Needed for commercial real estate company. Must be a professional, organized, work independently as well as with other team members. Multi-task, proficient in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel. Occasional evenings and weekends. Send resume to: Piqua Daily Call, Dept. 864, 310 Spring Street, Piqua, Ohio, 45356.

***DRIVER WANTED*** for Ohio/Michigan lane. Flatbed experience. Home most nights, no w e e k e n d s . 937-405-8544.

Call Us At 877-844-8385 or Stop By Our Office

COVINGTON 2 bedroom townhouse, $495. Up to 2 months FREE utilities! No Pets. (937)698-4599, (937)572-9297.

425 Houses for Sale

Send resume with cover letter to: Accounting Clerk PO Box 1176 Piqua, Ohio 45356


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1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, Houses & Apts. SEIPEL PROPERTIES Piqua Area Only Metro Approved (937)773-9941 9am-5pm Monday-Friday

245 Manufacturing/Trade

Long term and short term positions available. DT and background check required.

TROY, 1 & 2 Bedrooms, appliances, CA, water, trash paid, $425 & $525 month.


305 Apartment

$8.50-$11/ HR

2&3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES, Piqua, all appliances including washer/ dryer, 1.5 & 2.5 bath. (937)335-7176

240 Healthcare

305 Apartment


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Service&Business DIRECTORY

To advertise in the Classifieds That Work Service & Business Directory please call: 877-844-8385

Electronic Filing Quick Refund 2247317 44 Years Experience

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Booking now for 2011 and 2012


• 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift • Tax Claimable • Price Negotiable for more than one child • Meals and snacks provided • Close to Nicklin & Wilder School District • Mornings, before and after school




2464 Peters Road, Troy, Ohio 45373


1st and 2nd shifts weeks 12 ayears We•Provide care for children 6 weeks• to6 12 years andtooffer Super • Preschool andprogram Pre-K 3’s, and 4/5’s preschool andprograms a Pre-K and Kindergarten • Before and after school care program. We offer before and after school care, •Enrichment Transportation to Troy schools Kindergarten and school age transportation to Troy schools. Center hours 6am 11:55pm Center hoursnow 6 a.m. to 6top.m.

773-4200 Free Inspections

Licensed & Insured

937-489-9749 In Memory Of Morgan Ashley Piatt

“All Our Patients Die”

Sparkle Clean Residential Commercial New Construction Bonded & Insured

Handyman Services

(937) 339-7222 Complete Projects or Helper Decks, Drywall, Cement, Paint, Fences, Repairs, Cleanup, Hauling, Roofing, Siding, Etc. Insured/References



655 Home Repair & Remodel

• Roofing • Windows • Kitchens • Sunrooms

• Spouting • Metal Roofing • Siding • Doors



until January 31, 2012 with this coupon



Roofing, Windows, Siding, Fire & Water Restoration

• Specializing in Chapter 7 • Affordable rates • Free Initial Consultation I am a debt relief agency. I help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. 2239634




Amy E. Walker, D.V.M. 937-418-5992 Mobile Veterinary Service Treating Dogs, Cats & Exotics

705 Plumbing

670 Miscellaneous


Flea Market


1684 Michigan Ave. in the Sidney Plaza next to Save-A-Lot

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675 Pet Care

$10 OFF Service Call

Emily Greer

• Baths • Awnings • Concrete • Additions


•Refrigerators •Stoves •Washers & Dryers •Dishwashers • Repair & Install Air Conditioning

Bankruptcy Attorney



670 Miscellaneous

Tammy Welty (937)857-4222

640 Financial


CALL TODAY!335-5452 CALL 335-5452

For 75 Years

Since 1936


1144 Fisher Dr., Piqua, OH 45356

or (937) 238-HOME Free Estimates • Fully Insured • 17 Years of Home Excellence

(See Us For Do-It-Yourself Products)


We do... Pole Barns • New Homes Roofs • Garages • Add Ons Cement Work • Remodeling Etc.

(937) 339-1902


Cleaning Service

AMISH CREW A&E Construction

Small #Basements #Siding #Doors #Barns

159 !!


635 Farm Services

CALL TODAY! (937)418-4712 or (937)710-5277



starting at $

#Repairs Large and #Room Additions #Kitchens/Baths #Windows #Garages

Ask about our Friends & Neighbors discounts




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for appointment at

620 Childcare

875-0153 698-6135

630 Entertainment

Call 937-498-5125

~Vinyl Siding ~ Soffit & Facia ~ Home Repairs 937-498-4473 937-726-4579 FREE Estimates Over 20 Yrs Experience Licensed & Insured


(419) 203-9409


Roofing, remodeling, siding, add-ons, interior remodeling and cabintets, re-do old barns, new home construction, etc.

Home Remodeling And Repairs


Any type of Construction:

SchulzeTax & Accounting Service


615 Business Services

Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

660 Home Services


•30x40x12 with 2 doors, $9,900 •40x64x14 with 2 doors, $16,000 ANY SIZE AVAILABLE!


Pole BarnsErected Prices:

660 Home Services

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AMISH CREW Will do roofing, siding, windows, doors, dry walling, painting, porches, decks, new homes, garages, room additions. 30 Years experience Amos Schwartz (260)273-6223 (937)232-7816

660 Home Services


Amish Crew

645 Hauling


625 Construction 2235729

625 Construction


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Hours: Fri. 9-8 Sat. & Sun. 9-5



800 - Transportation

805 Auto 1997 CADILLAC DeVille Consours, white with caramel leather seats, automatic, A/C, power steering, power windows and locks, dual air bags, 90,000 miles, good condition. $4000. Call (937)773-1550

2008 FORD EXPLORER XLT, 4 wheel drive. Leather, back-up system. Slight damage to right side doors. Exceptional mechanical condition. 120,000 highway miles. $12,500. (937)726-3333

830 Boats/Motor/Equipment CANOES, 17' Grummond, $400. 14' Rouge River, $200, (937)216-0860.

850 Motorcycles/Mopeds 2008 TOMOS Moped, 2900 miles, black, bored to 70cc, bi- turbo exhaust, runs great, helmet & helmet case, $800, (937)726-2310

880 SUV’s 2006 TOYOTA Highlander Hybrid limited, black, all options, (419)236-1477, (419)629-2697

890 Trucks 1997 CHEVY S10, 78,000 miles, runs & looks great, Tanneau cover, $4600, (937)489-9921

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Dearest Lynn, We love you sweetie! Keep that beautiful smile, always! We love you, Mom & Dad



Deadline: Wednesday, February 1 at 5pm

Put into words how much your loved ones mean to you by writing a love letter to them this Valentine’s Day!


Happy Valentines Day To My Beautiful Daughter!

One child per photo only


Love, Mom



Only 5 or 2/ 7

Child’s Name: ___________________________________________________ One Line Greeting (10 words only): _______________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Closing: (for Example: Love, Mom) ________________________________

Your greeting will appear in the Monday, February 13th issue of the Sidney Daily News, Troy Daily News and Piqua Daily Call

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Send your message with payment to: Sidney Daily News, Attn: Classifieds, P.O. Box 4099, Sidney, OH 45365

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Send along with payment to: My Funny Valentine The Sidney Daily News P.O. Box 4099 Sidney, Ohio 45365 Payment must accompany all orders.


Mom, Happy Valentine’s Day to the best mom ever! Hugs & Kisses, Natalie

Blake, You’ll never know how much you mean to me! I love you! Annie

Valentine Ads will appear on Monday, February 13.


2005 CHEVY Silverado 1500 4 wheel drive extended cab pick up. Excellent condition. $10,500 OBO (937)778-0802

Phone: State:


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IN BRIEF ■ Basketball

Piqua sweeps Studebaker The Piqua junior high boys basketball teams swept two games with Studebaker. The seventh grade snapped a seven-game losing streak with a great team effort in a 48-31 victory. Nathan Monnin had 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while Storm Cook had 13 points and five rebounds. Gage Smith added six points to the Piqua attack on the night. The eighth grade won 35-30 in overtime. Austin Creager scored 10 points and Derrick Gullet added nine. Elijah Hudson scored seven points for the Indians, while Jack Schmiesing chipped in with five points. PIQUA SCORING Seventh Grade Cook 13, Patton 3, Hawk 2, Monnin 22, Smith 6, Goff 1, Bayman 1. Eighth Grade Gullet 9, Schmiesing 5, Hudson 7, Hill 2, Creager 10, Black 2.

Piqua Catholic splits games The Piqua Catholic junior high boys basketball teams split two games with Botkins. The seventh grade lost 38-19. Tyler Scott had six points, four steals and two rebounds; while Caleb Courter had four rebounds, three steals and one assist. Eli Baker had five rebounds, two steals and one assist; while Taylor O’Leary had four rebounds and three steals. Jerry Curtis had four rebounds and one assist, while Avery Pickrel had three rebounds, three assists and two steals. The eighth gade won 42-22 to improve to 8-2 on the season. Colton Bachman had 17 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and five assists. Max Schutt had nine rebounds, five assists and three steals; while Zack Scott had seven rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block. Stephen Monnin had five rebounds, four steals and one assist, while Bradley Hohlbein had three rebounds and three assists. Ian Smith added three rebounds and three steals. PIQUA CATHOLIC SCORING Seventh Grade T. Scott 6, Baker 3, Courter 3, Curtis 3, Meyer 2, Pickrel 2. Eighth Grade Bachman 17, Monnin 9, Schutt 6, Z. Scott 4, Hohlbein 2, Brandt 2, T. Scott 2.


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QUOTED "Saying things and not putting your name on it? That's not being a Jet." —Rex Ryan on recent criticism of Mark Sanchez

INSIDE ■ Meyer excited to get going at OSU, page 17.



Piqua’s progress continues

Olwin un-retires

Indians need to take next step after loss to Troy Takes Lake football job BY ROB KISER Sports Editor The progress is there for the Piqua boys basketball team. And that was clear Friday night at Garbry Gymnasium in a 66-52 loss to Troy. “We have taken a step,” Piqua coach Heath Butler said. “We just need to do the fundamental things to take that next step. We need to make the easy shots and eliminate some of the turnovers. If we just do that, this is a completely different game.” And that was critical when the game swung in the final seven minutes of the first half. Piqua had led much of the first quarter and was in front 13-12 going to the second quarter against the GWOC North unbeaten Trojans. And when Trae Honeycutt scored on a putback with 7:10 remaining in the half, the Indians led 15-14. But, it would be Piqua’s last field goal of the half and the Indians found themselves staring at a 32-22 deficit at the break. “Trae (Honeycutt) hits some big shots early for us,” Butler said. “We just have times where we try and do too much. We got the lead by taking the ball to the rim. But, you don’t have to take it to the rim every single time. Troy did a good job of denying shots and flicking the ball away.” Still, Butler liked what he saw from his team in the first two quarters. “We were happy with the way we came out,” he said. “We came out and

When Versailles head football coach Bob Olwin announced his retirement t h i s week, it apparently did not apply to coaching. O n Thursd a y , OLWIN Olwin was named the new head football coach at Lake High School in Milbury in Wood County. It will be his eighth different head coaching position in his 30-year career. The Lake Flyers compete in the Northern Buckeye Conference and are in the Northeast District. Olwin will arrive next fall as the new high school building opens. “People from the Lake district are eager to take the program to a new level,” Olwin told the Toledo Blade. “The facilities at Lake are awesome, and that community has done a great job of pulling together after the (June 5, 2010) tornado," he said. Prior to Versailles, Olwin was 104-33 in 13 seasons at Fairview (19952007), a run that included seven Green Meadows Conference titles and five playoff appearances. MIKE ULLERY/CALL PHOTO While at Versailles, Trae Honeycutt passes the ball as Troy coach Tim Miller reacts. Olwin’s wife remained at their home near Defiance. were playing well in the good job on him in the but we expanded a lot of Being able to return early going.” first half.” energy making that run,” home was another key Troy’s Zach Martinez Baskets by Link and Butler said. factor in his move. had eight quick points in Feeser, a 3-point play by Troy’s Cody May, a He will also take a the third quarter after Link and a jumper by challenge for the Indians teaching position within being held in check for Ryan Hughes had Piqua to guard all night, hit two Lake Local Schools. much of the first half. within 36-31 with 5:02 re- quick threes to take the He also was a head “He is a great player,” maining in the third lead back 11. coach at Antwerp, MeButler said. “I thought quarter. chanicsburg, Tiffin See PIQUA/Page 18 Calvert, Arlington, MorKendric Link did a pretty “We made a nice run, ral Ridgedale.

Cavs boys fall to Anna East wins CCC showdown ANNA — The Lehman boys basketball team couldn’t hold a 28-26 halftime lead, losing 73-52 to Anna Friday night. Solomon King-White scored 28 points for Lehman and Alex Baker added 18.

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Indians with 16 points, while Bobby Gerodimos scored 14. David Brauer netted 11 and Dan Vance added 10.

Roaders drop game BRADFORD — The Bradford boys basketball team lost a close game to Arcanum 56-29 Friday night. Alan Yount led the Railroaders with 16 points and Brandon Wysong added 13.

CASSTOWN — The Miami East boys basketball team won the showdown of CCC unbeatens Friday night, getting past Tri-Village 64-56. Gunner Shirk had 13 Russia gets win RUSSIA — In SCL baspoints for the Vikings, 102, while Bradley Coomes ketball action, the Russia boys beat Houston 49-37. added 10. Trevor Sherman led Russia with 13 and Treg Bucc boys win COVINGTON — The Francis added 12. Covington boys basketball Jake Braun and Jesse team handled Ansonia 54- Phlipot scored nine points 43 Friday night in CCC each for Houston and action. Ryan Curl added eight. Cole Owens scored 20 points to lead Covington. Graham wins big SPRINGFIELD — The Ryan Craft netted 10 and Troy Cron added nine. Graham boys basketball team coasted to a 56-29 Newton blasts Trail win over Northwestern PLEASANT HILL — Friday night. The Newton boys basketAustin Hicks led the ball team put four guys in Falcons with 19 points. double figures in a 56-29 Austin Morgan scored BEN ROBINSON/GOBUCCS.COM PHOTO romp ovr National Trail. Covington’s Cole Owens goes up for two of his 20 points Friday night. Jordan Hodges led the See BOYS/Page 18

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Ban won’t hurt OSU Buckeyes will still receive bowl money AP PHOTO

Urban Meyer is healthy and ready to get started as Ohio State football coach.

OSU coach re-energized Meyer excited about opportunity COLUMBUS (AP) — The newest member of Ohio State's alumni association shouldn't have any problem paying the annual dues. Urban Meyer, who picked up his master's degree in 1988 from Ohio State, has coached all over the country — as a head coach at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida, and also at Illinois State, Colorado State and Notre Dame. But he's finally working where he picked up a diploma — and where he gets $4 million a year to coach football. "I joined the alumni association," he said Thursday. "As we were going through the paperwork and everything, (I realized) that's the first time in 20-some years, other than when I was a graduate assistant, that I've coached where I'm a graduate. "Oh, it feels great. I can't wait to put the sticker on my car. It's kind of cool to be able to say that." The Buckeyes, coming off a dreadful 6-7 season, began conditioning workouts on Monday. The new coaching staff is still getting adjusted to the players, and the players are adapting to the new coaches. Meyer, who received his bachelor's degree from Cincinnati, was asked what he thought of the team's work ethic so far. "It's average right now. We'll see," he said of the

players' commitment to conditioning. "I don't want to jump over the top but three days into it, this third day, you walk around saying, 'That was decent.' The first day, you kind of had a sick feeling to your stomach, like, 'What was that I just watched?' So it's getting better." Meyer was hired in late November to take over the NCAA-sanctioned Buckeyes. He had stepped down briefly as head coach at Florida in 2009 and then for a year after the 2010 season. He has been out of coaching for a year, serving as a TV analyst. Those who know him say he's taking better care of himself than he did at Florida. "He is 100 percent juiced and revitalized. It's great to see," said Mickey Marotti, Meyer's strength and conditioning coach at Florida who now has the title at Ohio State of Assistant AD for Football Sports Performance and will have four full-time staffers working beneath him — just for football. "You just could see over time. “He's told you his story. He looks great. The year being out of football or being away from coaching, it kind of re-energizes you." Meyer said his health couldn't be better. "I feel as good as I've felt in many, many years," he said. "Revitalized is a strong word and it's an ap-

propriate word for where I am right now." His offensive staff includes offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman, who was at Iowa State last year; co-offensive coordinator and line coach Ed Warinner, who came from Notre Dame along with tight ends and fullbacks coach Tim Hinton; wide receivers coach Zach Smith, the grandson of former Ohio State head coach Earle Bruce and a coach at Temple last year; and a holdover from interim coach Luke Fickell's Buckeyes staff, Stan Drayton, in charge of running backs. "It's hard to really verbalize how awesome this really is," Smith said. "To actually (come in as an assistant) is indescribable." Herman will call the plays, with Meyer holding veto power. "It's an offense based on matchups," he said of the spread that the Buckeyes will run. "It's an offense based on using the entire width and length of the football field. The field is 120 yards long and 54 yards wide and in our opinion the defense only has 11 human beings to cover that much grass. We're going to use space and numbers to our advantage." The new faces coaching defense include co-coordinator, assistant head coach and safeties coach Everett Withers, the interim head coach and coordinator at North

Carolina in 2012; along with three others coming back from Ohio State's staff last year: Fickell (defensive coordinator, linebackers), Taver Johnson (cornerbacks) and Mike Vrabel (defensive line). Because of violations committed by former coach Jim Tressel, and by players he brought in, Ohio State vacated its 2010 season, repaid bowl money from that year, suffered some recruiting limitations, was forced to go on three years of NCAA probation and, most importantly, will not be permitted to play in a bowl game after the 2012 season. "Obviously, you would like to be playing in bowl games," Withers said. "This thing is a journey. We hope to be good this year and continue to be better in years to come. Hopefully we'll have that opportunity to play in a lot more bowl games down the road." Meyer said he was just OK with his current recruiting class, saying he hoped to add four or five more to the 19 commitments so far. He has enjoyed his return to coaching — particularly getting to know the players. "I missed the players," he said. "I missed guys who really want to go shoot for the stars and kind of put a plan together and say, 'Follow this plan.' You never know when you might hit the star. I love that."

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State won't be putting any money into the Big Ten's bowl bank account in 2012. It will be withdrawing around $400,000. Despite being banned from playing in a bowl game due to NCAA violations, there is nothing which prevents Ohio State from collecting the same amount that Michigan, Wisconsin and other Big Ten schools receive, conference officials said. "I can't speak on behalf of our members, but it'd be the same as if Ohio State or any of our schools finished 5-7 this year and were not eligible to play in a bowl game because of their competitive record," Big Ten deputy commissioner Brad Traviola said Friday. He added that the division of funds from the conference's bowl pool "are not dependent on who all is playing." Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith declined comment. Conference schools put all money over and above their bowl travel costs and expenses into a pool, with each of the Big Ten's longtime members receiving an equal share. The Big Ten office receives 5 percent of the net proceeds, and Nebraska, the 12th and newest member of the conference, does not receive a full share yet until it has met an integration contract it signed in order to join the Big Ten in 2011. There is no conference rule which prevents teams on NCAA probation or banned from bowl games from receiving their share of the bowl money. "The Big Ten currently has no policy or precedent set in regards to financial penalties on conference bowl revenue," Big Ten spokesman Scott Chipman said in an email to The Associated Press. "So at this time, all bowl revenues will be distributed equally, as in the past." Traviola estimated that each Big Ten school will receive about the same for

the 2011 bowls as they did before — just under $400,000. The NCAA penalized Ohio State last month for breaking rules under former coach Jim Tressel. The penalties included a bowl ban this year, three years of probation and forfeiting its $389,000 share of the Big Ten bowl pot a year ago. The NCAA spent much of last year investigating a series of violations at Ohio State. Tressel was forced to resign for not reporting to his superiors that several of his players had most likely taken cash and discounted tattoos from the focal point of a federal drug-trafficking probe. The players were suspended at the start of the 2011 season, and Tressel was replaced by interim coach Luke Fickell. Ohio State subsequently discovered that a booster had paid three players $200 to attend a charity event early last year, and that he had paid several players too much for doing too little at their summer jobs. On Dec. 20, 2011, the NCAA issued its final sanctions against Ohio State. In addition to the bowl ban, forfeiting its share of bowl money and probation, the Buckeyes were handed a reduction in nine football scholarships over three years, the 2010 season (with a 12-1 record and Sugar Bowl victory) was vacated, the school banned the booster from contact with athletes and Tressel was given a five-year show-cause order which effectively prevents him from coaching at any NCAA institution. The Buckeyes are coming off a 6-7 season, their first losing record since 1988. Urban Meyer was hired as the new coach in late November. Ohio State had played in a bowl game every year since 1999, bringing money into the coffers of other schools even when they had a losing record and did not play in bowl games.

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Piqua’s Kindric Link shoots the ball over Troy’s Tyler Miller Friday night.

“Cody (May) didn’t get a lot of easy shots,” Butler said. “They were all tough shots. When, we made the run, he just took the team and put them on his back.” Joel Hissong buried a three at the third quarter buzzer to get Piqua back within 49-38 and Josh Holfinger had a putback to get Piqua within 49-40 early in the fourth quarter. “I felt like if we could stay within 10 going to the fourth quarter, we had a good chance,” Butler said. But, Troy immediately took the lead back to double-digits for good. “Even with 2:27 to go down 16, I still thought we had a shot,” Butler said. “I thought if we could get it within 10 with a minute to go, you never know. But, we didn’t knock down a couple of those shots and just ran out of time.” Wellbaum led Piqua with 19 points, while Hughes had 10 points and 10 rebounds. “Taylor (Wellbaum) did a nice job getting to the rim,” Butler said. “Ryan (Hughes) was undersized in there, but there were a lot of times he just wouldn’t be denied. Josh Holfinger and Jordan Feeser in the first half did a nice job on the boards and Joel Hissong and Kyler Ashton came

in and gave us good minutes.” Tyler Miller had 17 points and six rebounds for Troy, while May added 16 points and six rebounds and Martinez scored 15 points. Piqua was 18 of 51 from the floor for 35 percent and 14 of 23 from the line for 61 percent. Troy was 26 of 50 from the floor for 52 percent and nine of 16 from the line for 56 percent. Troy won the battle of the boards 28-26 and both teams had 13 turnovers. The Piqua JVs lost 45-41 with Daniel Monnin scoring 25 points and Xavier Harrison adding 13. The freshman lost 47-42, with Tate Honeycutt scoring 19 points. Brandon Hohlbein netted 10 and Austin Hall added nine. Piqua will face another challenge Tuesday traveling to Beavercreek — and looking to take that next step. BOXSCORE Troy (66) Zach Martinez 7-1-15, Seth Lucas 2-1-5, Cody May 6-1-16, Tyler Miller 6-3-17, Zack Rohr 0-2-2, Dylan Cascaden 1-0-2, Jordan Price 1-0-2, Zack Miller 1-02, Dre Hudson 2-0-4, Devon Alexander 0-1-1, Nick Wagner 0-0-0, Quentin Vaughn 0-0-0. Totals: 26-9-66. Piqua (52) Trae Honeycutt 2-0-4, Taylor Wellbaum 5-8-19, Kindric Link 2-2-6, Ryan Hughes 3-4-10, Jordan Feeser 20-4, Josh Holfinger 3-0-6, Joel Hissong 1-0-3, Kyler Ashton 0-0-0. Totals: 18-14-52. 3-point field goals — Troy: May (3), Miller (2). Piqua: Wellbaum, Hissong. Score By Quarters Troy 12 32 49 66 Piqua 13 22 38 52 Records: Troy 8-2 (5-0), Piqua 3-7 (2-2). Reserve score: Troy 45, Piqua 41.

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