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MLK celebration Monday at YWCA PIQUA — The 5th annual 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 Jeff Brown, executive director of Compassionate Communication of Central Ohio, and community members in a program sponsored by the YWCA Racial Justice Reading Circle with support from Upper Valley Medical Center Premier Health Partners. PROD (Promoting Recognition of Diversity) also will sponsor a panel discussion of Larry Hamilton’s book, Between Two Suns: The Berean Experience, following the MLK Celebration at 2:15 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, stop at the YWCA Piqua at 418 N. Wayne St. call 773-6626 or e-mail The YWCA is handicap accessible.

City offices to close for MLK Day PIQUA — Piqua City offices will be closed 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, Jan. 26, for Friday’s pick up. The city urges customers to place their containers at their usual collection points the evening before for early pick-ups the following day.

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Piqua chief says more people in city looking for handout BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer

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Panhandlers raise concerns


PIQUA — On one blustery January afternoon a young man with a cardboard sign and a hand out greeted busy commuters along exit ramp of I-75 and East Ash Street. A few hundred feet away at the opposing entrance ramp is another panhandler, a woman with a knapsack at her feet. Not too far away and in proximity to the city’s Walmart store are a few others. While panhandlers have always peddled their sympathy in Piqua, city officials say the numbers of those soliciting money in public is becoming a growing con-

City ordinance examined BY WILL E SANDERS Staff Writer PIQUA — An ordinance passed in 2010 by Piqua City Commission aimed at addressing and enforcing panhandling is receiving new attention since a noticeable rise of panhandlers has been reported and could result in revisions being made to the ordinance, which is a move supported by the city’s police chief. Here is a closer look at the cern. So are panhandlers in Piqua a real problem? Piqua Police Chief Bruce Jamison tends to think so. “Whether or not we have a problem is very subjective,” he


city’s panhandling and solicitors ordinance passed three years ago: • Those who seek to panhandle or solicit may do so, but must first apply for, obtain and prominently display a solicitor’s certificate, which can be done at the police department. Registration requires a persons name, address, age, physical description, proposed method of operation, names of three most recent communities where the See Ordinance/Page 2 said. “I would say at this point, MIKE ULLERY/STAFF FILE PHOTO based on the sheer number we are seeing right now, that there is A panhandler stands at the top of the I-75 off ramp at East Ash a problem.” Which is why Jamison and Street in Piqua smoking a cigarette and talking on a cell phone See Panhandlers/Page 2 in a file photo from August 2011.


Group to track number of homeless people Miami County count planned BY JOHN BADEN For the Daily Call

MIAMI COUNTY — In a time when poverty in Ohio is on the rise, one organization is doing all it can to raise awareness for the homeless and identify the people of its population in the area. In 1996, the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County established the Miami County Continuum of Care, a group made up of concerned resMIKE ULLERY/STAFF PHOTO FOR PHOTO REPRINTS, GO TO WWW.DAILYCALL.COM idents, county officials, The Piqua High School Show Choir, The Company, rehearses a number on the stage at the high school Friservice providers and forday as they prepare for today’s 30th annual Show Choir Invitational. The event begins at 11 a.m. with the mer homeless people. Lehman Catholic Show Choir and concludes with a 10:05 p.m. performance by The Company. See Homeless/Page 2

Obama looking to turn page on his first term Private swearing-in slated Sunday before inauguration Monday WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has been looking to historians for guidance on how to shape his second inaugural’s words into a speech for the ages, eager to make good use of his twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity to command the world’s attention. He will take the oath of office Sunday in an intimate White House ceremony witnessed by family, and then again Monday at the Capitol before a crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.

Washington will also play host to the traditional inaugural parade and formal balls Monday, as well as a day of service Saturday that kicks off the festivities. But it’s Obama’s inaugural address that will be the centerpiece of the three-day affair. The president will seek to turn the page on a first term consumed by economic turmoil and set an optimistic tone for four more years that will help define his legacy. The president has been working on his speech since early December, writing out draft after See Obama/Page 2

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Visitors to the Miami Valley Centre Mall noticed this week that signs have been erected at the Buffalo Wings & Rings restaurant under construction just off the Ash Street entrance. Franchise owner Todd Fetter said Friday night the restaurant is expected to open sometime during the first two weeks of March. A job fair for Buffalo Wings & Rings will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the mall food court. Fetter said strong interest has been received from prospective employees.

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Obama Continued from page 1 draft on yellow legal pads, aides say. He’s read several second-term inaugural addressed delivered by his predecessors. And last week, he invited a small group of historians to the White House to discuss the potential and the pitfalls of second-term inaugurals. Heading into his speech, Obama does have history on his mind, particularly two of the great American leaders he most deeply admires, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. The start of Obama’s second term coincides with the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of King’s March on Washington, and he has chosen to take the public oath with his hand on both their bibles stacked together. “Their actions, the movements they represented are the only reason it’s possible for me to be inaugurated,” Obama said of Lincoln and King in a video



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released Friday by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. “It’s also a reminder for me that this country has gone through very tough times before but we always come out on the other side.” Aides say the president will touch on some of the challenges he’ll take on in a second term but won’t delve deeply into the policy objectives he’ll tackle in the next four years. Those details will be saved for his Feb. 12 State of the Union address. But the tone and theme of Monday’s speech will set the stage for the policy fights to come. Obama may in some way to reference the Connecticut elementary school shooting that pushed gun control to the top of his agenda. He may also speak of a need to tackle comprehensive immigration reform, another second-term priority, and to bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan. Obama’s speech won’t be overly political.

SIDNEY — Christine J. Bryant, 74, formerly of Piqua, more recently of Sidney, died at 3 : 0 7 a . m . Thursd a y , Jan. 17, 2013, at the F a i r Haven N u r s - BRYANT i n g Home. She was born April 14, 1938, in Piqua to the late Louis A. Thompson and Mildred (Heaton) Thompson Martin. Survivors include a daughter, Shannon (Flaharty) Gracey and partner Rick Middleton of Marathon, Fla.; three sons, Terry Hedrick of Piqua, Rick Flaharty and partner Patti Hixson of N. Carolina and James Bryant Jr. of California;

five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Barbara (Ernest) Lewis of Troy and Carol Partington of Sidney. She was preceded in death by a son Anthony Flaharty; a granddaughter, Jordan Kissinger, and a sister, Betty Copeland. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. Jon Richmond officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City. Visitation will be from 121:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2808 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45206. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

tive” statements during the course of their activity. Additionally, solicitors shall not make any solicitation where solicitors are notified by sign that peddling or soliciting is prohibited. • A variety of prohibited acts are listed in the ordinance, such as solicitors can not knock on doors or ring door bells of homes, apartments or buildings displaying no solicitation signs. Likewise, they are barred from shouting, crying out, honking a horn, ringing a bell, or using another sound device in the city where the sound is of sufficient volume. • Other restrictions disallow a panhandler from stating “the donation is needed to meet a specific need, when the solicitor already has sufficient funds to meet that need and does not disclose that fact,” or “stating the donation is

needed to meet a need which does not exist.” They are further prohibited from stating they are out of town or stranded when it is untrue. Likewise, they are prohibited from “wearing a military uniform … when the solicitor is neither a present nor former member of the service indicated,” or acting disabled when they are not. The ordinance also addresses that panhandlers can not use makeup or a device to simulate “any deformity.” • A solicitor is not allowed to state he or she is homeless when he or she is not. • Panhandling is not allowed “after sunset or before sunrise.” • Panhandlers must not do so at any bus stop; from any public transportation vehicle or facility; any vehicle within the public rightof-way; 20 feet from the entrance or exit of a bank,

savings and loan association, credit union, checkcashing business or ATMs; or on private property. • Panhandlers also must act in accordance with certain manners listed in the ordinance, which include: coming within three feet of a person who does not wish to make a donation; blocking the path of a pedestrian or motorist walking or driving away from a panhandler; following a person; making unreasonable noise or using offensively coarse language; and panhandling in a group of two or more people is prohibited. • Violators of the ordinance “shall be deemed guilty of a minor misdemeanor” and shall be fined not more than $100. Each day’s violation constitutes a new offense. A second time offense is subject to being charged with a fourth-degree misdemeanor and a fine of not more than $250.

provements to the ordinance. As larger cities pass tougher panhandling laws and aggressive enforcement those who panhandle have started moving from larger cities to smaller communities located off the interstate. Jamison said he encourages a comprehensive approach, coming up with a law and enforcing it. He said one way to han-

dle panhandling would be for people to stop giving them money. “The fact that there are so many of them tells me there are lots of people giving money to them,” the police chief said. “If nobody gave them any money it would stop, but some people have such a big heart that they can’t do that.” For such people Jamison said there are plenty of charitable organizations in

Ordinance Continued from page 1 applicant solicited and several other details. Applicants are photographed and fingerprinted. Certain felony crimes might prohibit a solicitor from obtaining such a permit. • Those who receive a panhandling or solicitors permit must display it in “plain view on the front of the person at all times,” and those who have had their registration revoked shall not be permitted to panhandle in the city for two years following the revocation. • Certificates issued to a panhandler or solicitor costs $15 and all certificates shall expire on the date specified on the certificate, which shall not exceed 12 months. • Those who obtain a certificate are barred from making “any false, fraudulent, misleading or decep-

Panhandlers Continued from page 1 other city leaders are looking to make updated changes to a panhandling/solicitor ordinance passed by commission in 2010, though such revisions are only in its infancy. “We are getting more assertive with our enforcement of the panhandling ordinances,” said Jamison, who supports making im-

HUD first introduced the Continuum of Care concept, according to its official website. HUD details that the point-in-time count is a onenight count of each continuum’s sheltered and unsheltered homeless populations, more than 3,000 across the nation.These onenight ‘snapshot’ counts are then reported to HUD as part of state and local grant applications. On its website, HUD notes that while the data reported to HUD does not directly determine the level of a community’s grant funding, these estimates, as well as full-year counts, are crucial in understanding the scope of homelessness and measuring progress in reducing it. With this in mind, Holman said that the group’s latest count of the homeless, happening Jan. 22, will be more significant than ever before because the final numbers will have a strong influence on how much housing funding the county will be able to receive from HUD,

Covington Council meets Tuesday COVINGTON — Meeting on Tuesday because of the Martin Luther King Jr holiday on Monday, Covington Village Council’s agenda will include action to repeal and replace the current salary ordinance and setting

6:30 pm. Monday, March 4 for a public hearing on zoning text amendments. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the village government center, 1 S. High St. A safety committee meeting begins at 6 p.m.

which reports the data to Congress. Funding is not only based on the preparation of applications, statistics and record keeping, but it also depends on the county’s success rate at getting families back on their feet. “If we say we’re going to help 24 families and we help 30, but 26 of them were failures, meaning they were homeless again, that’s not really a good outcome even though we reached our number,” FASMC’s Fiscal Manager Fawnda Cress said. Statistics show the count has produced results. From Sept. 1, 2009 to Feb. 20, 2012, Continuum of Care assisted 249 households and provided $77,930 in homeless prevention and $66,569 in re-housing, according to Holman. Both Holman and secretary Karen Dickey, who also is the executive director of the Mental Health Coalition, believe this census will make more and more people aware of this problem and direct the group toward eliminating the size of the homeless population in Miami County. The forms ask for participants’ gender, age, subpopulation (individual, family, veteran, mentally ill, substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, disability), race, description of their household, ethnicity and location where the person is

TROY — Lois L. Moore, 69, of Troy, passed away at 12:54 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, a t Upper Va l l e y Medi c a l Center, Troy. She w a s b o r n MOORE June 16, 1943, in Ransom, Ky. to James Tennis Dotson of De Graff, and the late Wamena (Scott) Dotson. She was married to Larry Thomas Moore for 42 years and he preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry Lee Moore Smith of Troy; brothers and sisters, James B. Dotson of De Graff, Earmel Dotson of DeGraff, Timothy Dotson of Tipp City, Steve T. Dotson of DeGraff, Patty A. Miller of DeGraff, Melanie “Diane” Casey of Huber Heights, Debbie Samuels of Vandalia, David Dotson

of Pikeville, Ky., and Nellie Hoff of Tipp City; four grandchildren, Krystal Lee Smith, Melanie Nicole Smith, Nathan Thomas Smith, and Jesse Lee Smith; good friend, Judy Nix of Troy; and her daughters, Ashley and Chelsea. In addition to her mother and her husband, Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Dotson, and her niece, Teresa Dotson Lockwood. She attended Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Urbana, and was a retired PTC at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Baird Funeral Home, Troy, with Elder Greg Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may express condolences to the family through

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SIDNEY — Sharon Chavis of Piqua, and Yvonne St. Clair, 49, of Carly St. Clair of ColumSidney, passed away Fri- bus; a sister, Tonya d a y , (Dwight “Ed”) Haley of Jan. 18, Bellefontaine; brothers, 2013, Rudy (Debi) Dowdy of at St. Marysville and Jared Rita’s (Sherry) Dowdy of BelleMedfontaine; 12 grandchili c a l dren and numerous nieces Center, and nephews. Lima, A 1981 Benjamin Logan w i t h High School graduate, h e r Sharon was a homemaker, ST. CLAIR family worked at Honda in by her side. Marysville and Anna for She was born Aug. 22, 12 years and mostly re1963, in Bellefontaine to cently worked five years Rudy E. and Virginia at Industry Products in (Robb) Dowdy, whom sur- Piqua. She enjoyed cookvive in Bellefontaine. ing, singing and being On Jan. 9, 1999, she with her family. married Greg St. Clair in Visitation will be from Bellefontaine and he sur- 5-8 p.m. Monday at the vives along with their chil- Eichholtz Funeral dren, Joshua Curtis of Home in Bellefontaine Lakeview, Blake (Evelyn) where Pastor Robin Ricks St. Clair of Jupiter, Fla., will officiate at an 11 a.m. Kyle St. Clair of Tuesday funeral service. Grapevine, Texas, Marcus Condolences to the famthe community to donate (Patricia) St. Clair of ily may be expressed at: funds to. Bellefontaine, Brittany www.eichholtzfuneral“Most of them will readCurtis of Troy, Amanda ily admit that they are just going to buy drugs with the Death notices money they make from panhandling,” he said. In the last month alone, TROY — Joann J. Adams, 82, of Troy, passed the police and some city away at 9:50 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Troy Care & commissioners have re- Rehabilitation Center. ceived phone calls from the Services are pending through Baird Funeral public who were concerned Home, Troy. by panhandlers and the amount of them, Jamison said.

American killed in Algeria

Homeless Continued from page 1 President Barbara Holman, who is the executive director of FASMC, describes this diverse group as “people coming together to address the needs” of those who are and have been homeless. “Our focus a long time ago when we kind of expanded our continuum of care was to not only work with current incidents of homelessness, but to think of ways we can come up with to prevent it in the future and strengthen our community,” Holman said. As a result, this group does point-in-time counts, which are censuses done every two years to inform others on the numbers and characteristics of people without shelter on that current day. According to a report released in December by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ohio ranked fourth in population increases for homelessness in 2012 with a total amount of 13,997, up 7.3 percent from 2011.


WASHINGTON (AP) One American worker at a natural gas complex in Algeria has been found dead, U.S. officials said Friday as the Obama administration sought to secure the release of Americans still being held by militants on the third day of the hostage standoff in the Sahara. How Frederick Buttaccio, a Texas resident, died was not noted in a statement from State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. A spokesman for the

living. It asks how long the person has been homeless and if they have received any help in the past such as food stamps, food bank, emergency shelter, prescription assistance, counseling, etc. “We want to have data, and we want to know what the correct trends are,” Holman said. “We want to know what the characteristics of our people are.” Two groups the Continuum of Care will be concerned about this year are Lottery those in the 18-24 age group CLEVELAND (AP) — that have grown up in a poor family and war veterans who Friday’s lottery numbers: have limited housing opNight Drawings: tions. ■ Rolling Cash 5 With three data collection 07-11-20-22-29 forms handy to count the ■ Pick 3 Numbers sheltered homeless, unshel2-1-7 tered homeless and those atrisk of being homeless, Dickey is confident of this year’s count. “We’re going to get a really good count this year,” Dickey said.

Buttaccio family in the Houston suburb of Katy, Texas, declined to comment. “We express our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” Nuland said. “Out of respect for the family’s privacy, we have no further comment.” It was not immediately clear whether Buttaccio was the only American killed in the hostage standoff. U.S. officials told The Associated Press that Buttaccio’s remains were recovered Friday.

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Ohio in Brief P&G donates toilet paper on behalf of $1M lottery winner HAMILTON (AP) — Charmin is providing some toilet paper relief on behalf of one of Ohio’s newest million-dollar lottery winners. Regina Jackson has vivid memories of the aid received from Reach Out Lakota when she was out of work for seven months in 2008. The nonprofit organization provides food, clothing and other necessities to the needy in Butler County in southwest Ohio. Jackson recalled after her recent lottery win having to ration toilet paper — only two rolls a month. So she wanted to donate cash to the nonprofit for toilet paper. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Procter & Gamble Co. executives saw her comments and will donate 5,000 Charmin rolls. Reach Out Lakota gave out 5,500 rolls last year. That mean’s Jackson’s $5,000 donation will go to food and clothing instead.

Smoking near oxygen tank probed as fire cause YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a northeast Ohio man smoking a cigarette near his oxygen tank sparked a house fire that claimed his life. Fire officials said the Thursday afternoon blaze in Youngstown destroyed the 1 ½-story house and killed 53-year-old Mike Fergus. The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that Fergus was found dead by firefighters just a few feet away from his front door, near where the fire started. He was connected to an oxygen tank.

The victim’s brother, who also lived at the home, was sleeping in the rear of the house and was able to get out safely. John Fergus told fire investigators that his brother was a smoker and on oxygen for a medical condition.

Former Ohio candidate admits election wrongdoing COLUMBUS (AP) — A former Democratic candidate for state auditor has admitted falsifying election documents. The Columbus Dispatch reports that former Mahoning County treasurer John Reardon pleaded guilty this week to two misdemeanor charges of election falsification. Prosecutors said he listed false loans from his supporters to improve the image of his campaign coffers in 2006. He was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. Reardon repeatedly denied wrongdoing in multiple interviews with FBI investigators. In court he said he believed at the time that his reports were filed properly but now accepts responsibility for what he called a "mistake." Reardon eventually dropped out of the race and received $50,000 from the state party.

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are still looking for the person who fatally shot a 15year-old boy during an after-school fight involving a large group of students. Police said ninth-grader Kaewaun Coleman was pronounced dead at a hospital soon after the 3 p.m. Thursday shooting. It happened soon after a group of students left a nearby high school together and an altercation began near a McDonald’s restaurant where police found the injured teen. Police said 50 or so teens from nearby LindenMcKinley High School were involved. They are interviewing students and other people who might Ohio man pleads have witnessed the inciguilty to child dent. There were no reports of porn charge trouble at the high school COLUMBUS (AP) — A before the shooting ocwestern Ohio man will curred. spend at least 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to secretly videotaping State: Some dead young girls in a bathroom birds dumped in at his home and trading the images for other online Ohio park shot child pornography. BENTLEYVILLE (AP) T h i r t y - o n e - y e a r- o l d — State wildlife officials Mickell Close of Quincy ensay some of the dead tered the plea in federal court in Columbus Thurs- geese and ducks dumped along a northeast Ohio day. Federal authorities say river had been shot. they arrested Close in NoThe 25 Canada geese vember as part of a nation- and 8 mallard ducks were wide child pornography found dead earlier this sweep that rescued dozens month, their bodies of victims of child exploita- thrown over an embanktion. ment at Cleveland A federal agent said nuMetroparks’ South Chamerous images of young grin Reservation. girls in sexually explicit acreports WEWS-TV tivity or bondage were that at least Thursday found on Close’s computers. The Columbus Dispatch four of the birds had been reports that the plea agree- shot, according to the ment calls for a prison sen- Ohio Department of Nattence of 21 to 27 years, plus ural Resources. 20 years of supervised reInvestigators have said lease. No sentencing date previously they believe was set. the birds were taken illegally netted and penned Boy, 15, killed in on private property before their deaths. central Ohio

terminal services, security, wardrobe, marketing, personnel and finance. The Plain Dealer reports that ThistleDown Racino is set to open in early April with more than 1,000 video lottery terminals that function like slot machines. The job fair is at Cuyahoga Community College’s Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights. One racino — at Scioto Downs in Columbus — is already operating. ThistleDown is among six others around the state in various stages of licensing and construction. Online:

CLEVELAND (AP) — A new racino scheduled to open in northeast Ohio needs to hire 600 people. Officials at ThistleDown, an existing thoroughbred racetrack in North Randall, southeast of Cleveland, are holding a job fair Friday and Saturshooting day to fill positions includCOLUMBUS (AP) — ing involving food and beverage, video lottery Columbus police say they

Police Reports These are selected inci- the man’s wife pawned the Theft: Police responded dents provided by the gun. The husband did not to the the 1200 block of Piqua Police Department. want a report since it was Garbry Road after a an understanding. woman said her engagement ring was stolen and Jan. 14 Burglary: Police re- suspected a friend took it. Disorderly conduct: sponded to the 300 block The friend denied stealing Police responded to the in- of North Wayne Street the ring. tersection of South Roo- after someone broke into Theft: Police responded sevelt and Clark avenues an apartment and stole a to the 700 block of Boone after an argument about computer. Street after an oxygen tail-gating turned into an Jan. 16 tank was stolen from his altercation that threatvehicle. ened physical violence. Assault: Police reBurglary: Police reTheft: Police responded sponded to the 700 block to the 400 block of Adams of South Street after a ju- sponded to the 600 block Street after vehicle was venile was attacked by an- of North College Street after a television was entered overnight. A bank other juvenile. stolen. card, a zebra print wallet and an ID were taken from the vehicle. Tax Preparation Service (over 20 years experience) Theft: Police responded EZ $40, Short $70, Long $90 per hour to CVS, 154 N. College St., Includes Federal, State & School after a large amount of • Choose no out of pocket costs...ask your preparer • makeup and other items were stolen. Hours 9-9 M-F, Sat 9-5 • Walk-ins welcome

Jan. 15 Criminal damage: Police responded to the 600 block of North Main Street after gas was drained out of a vehicle. Criminal damage: Police responded to the 900 block of Park Avenue after a tire was cut overnight. Theft: Police handled a strange investigation into a paintball gun that was thought to be have been stolen. A man noticed his paintball gun missing over the weekend and wanted to report it stolen. Officers then soon learned

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Theft: Police responded to a home in the 1700 block of South Street after a home was entered and a video game system was stolen.



Arctic blast is on the way Expect lots of sunshine for today with breezy winds out of the southwests. An Arctic front will drop through the area on Sunday allowing temperatures to stay in the teens for the start of the new work week. The cold blast will be here for a few days and temperatures will moderate by next weekend. High: 46 Low: 30.





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“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:” (Psalms 66:18 AKJV)

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Take time to help those in need ne of the things that I hear most often when someone offers an opinion as to what they would like to read in our paper, is a comment to the effect, “I would like to see more good news printed in your paper.” Unfortunately, a majority of news stories seem to be about someone running afoul of the law or a tragedy of some sort. Most of us who work or live in and around Piqua, have heard directly, or indirectly, about several area residents who are undergoing life-changing health issues. We have run stories related to three of these. Local resident and highly-talented musician Bob Comstock recently suffered multiple strokes which have left him facing challenges as he fights to regain speech and mobility. Dylan Blair and Mickayla Nelson are two local children who are fighting serious cases of cancer. I am certain there are other area residents who are, or who have family members, facing serious health issues, as well. These stories would certainly fall into the “bad news” category. We, as friends, neighbors or relatives of these troubled families have an opportunity to put a goodnews label on each of these stories. There are fund-raising events and benefits on tap and available for Bob, Dylan and Mickaya — and, of course, their families. MIKE ULLERY We have all faced a realization from time to Chief Photographer time, that when we are feeling sorry for ourselves or our situation, we don’t have to look far to find someone whose situation is more dire than our own. I urge everyone to take some time out of your busy schedule to participate and donate to these people who need not only our support, but also our continued prayers, as they and their families fight to overcome adversity that many of us could never know. I attended the annual Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce meeting this week. Awards were given to several worthy residents. I was struck by the fact that Piqua is full of people who are not afraid to give back to their community. If ever there was a time to give back, now is that time. Our community is like family. When one person is in genuine need of support, we can all pitch in a little to help relieve some of the stress. I don’t believe that anyone is asking for a huge sacrifice on anyone’s part. All they are asking is that we all pitch in to help some friends who could use a helping hand at this time. Information on all three of our neighbors-in-need is available on Facebook. A benefit, Do It for Dylan, is being held today at the Bradford Community Club, 154 1/2 N. Miami St., in Bradford. A week from today, a event to help offset expenses for Bob Comstock is being held at the Covington Eagles. For continuing efforts to assist Mickayla Nelson, go to Prayers for Mickayla of Facebook. We are bombarded with television adds to save everything from dogs to earthworms. I doubt that a nickel out of every dollar donated ever finds its way to actually assist as intended. Here is a chance to help — locally. Here is an opportunity to do something good for your neighbors. And no matter if you can attend or donate, I hope that we all take some time each day to pray Bob, for Dyan and for Mickayla … and for all who could use a little intervention from above.

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WASHINGTON — In an unprecedented move, President Barack Obama’s vaunted political organization is being turned into a nonprofit group funded in part by corporate money to mobilize support behind the president’s second-term agenda. Democratic officials familiar with the plan said Thursday the tax-exempt organization will be called Organizing for Action and seek to harness the energy of the president’s re-election campaign for future legislative fights. Officials said the group will be separate from the Democratic National Committee and advocate on key policy issues such as gun control and immigration, train future leaders and devote attention to local issues around the nation. The president’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, will serve as the group’s national chairman, and White House official Jon Carson is leaving the administration to become its executive director. The officials said the organization plans to accept donations from individuals and corporations and disclose their identities but not take money from lobbyists and political action committees, a move in line with donor rules set up for the president’s Inaugural Committee. It will have offices in Washington and Chicago, the officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the plans ahead of an announcement on Friday. Coming just days before Obama’s second inauguration, the move represents the first time a sitting president has ever transformed his presidential campaign operation into an outside group with the express purpose of promoting his agenda. Obama campaign aides and volunteers are expected to discuss the group at a conference on Sunday focused on the future of the campaign organization and the president’s legacy. The new Obama group was first reported Thursday by the Los Angeles Times.

fore the performance we he haunting ramihad all applied generous fications of my amounts of brain-cellabysmal performkilling yellow paint to ance during the 1994 the contraption, which Milton-Union Middle was more like an overlySchool talent show repainted, cardboard Hinmains branded into my denburg. brainpan to this day. Except the only thing Even as I write this I about to go down in started playing the song WILL E SANDERS flames was me. “Yellow Submarine” by The real lynchpin in The Beatles in the backStaff Writer this talent show caper ground (on a constant was the school’s sound loop) as I tell this tale of system, which is hard to type without teenage angst and embarrassment. My good friend William Andrew Puter- using air quotes. This “sound system” pribaugh and I began playing guitar at age marily consisted of the oldest tape deck 13 when a new man of the cloth took over known to mankind and one speaker. The the local church and agreed to teach us. other speaker was busted and for some However, we made a pact with the pastor reason never replaced. That’s important to know from a scienthat once we were able to play, we would perform during every church service tific standpoint. The Beatles recorded the strumming church hymns in order to con- song “Yellow Submarine” in stereophonic tinue receiving lessons from him. I guess sound, which is a fancy pants way of sayyou call something like that a “pray-to- ing that, with only one speaker, I was set up for failure. With only one speaker noplay” arrangement. Two years later Puterbaugh and I de- body in the audience could hear the cided to enter our school talent show as lyrics. Had there been another speaker separate participants and ply our trade my peers would have heard the whole as teenagers who believed they were ex- song, lyrics and all, and I wouldn’t be cellent guitar players because they knew writing this right now. Once I realized what was occurring I a few songs and had a few hundred just continued strumming the song as I church hymns committed to memory. We each picked a song to play at the tried to buy myself more time. There was talent show and decided we would play a microphone in front of me, and while along to the music as opposed to playing singing the song was the only option I had, it wasn’t an option at all. and singing ourselves. This bird doesn’t sing, you dig? Puterbaugh went first that day and enAnd then the crowd turned against me. countered nary a problem as he played “Runaway Train” by Soul Asylum. His ex- It was ugly man, so ugly. I remember ecution was flawless, but I felt his things in brief segments after that. I repageantry left little to the imagination. It call hearing the sound of a crudely made was just an empty school gymnasium yellow submarine violently hitting the stage with some weird-looking kid sitting floor as my two friends charged with on a metal folding chair and jamming holding it scurried off the stage like rats. away to a song that now dates the two of I recollect running off the stage, too, as a pre-pubescent scallywag anonymously us. My performance, however, had all the mocked from the darkened gymnasium, glitz and glamour that you would come to “Where are you going, Ringo?” Where was I going? Even I wasn’t sure. expect from a middle school talent show. I was decked out in some totally awe- The only thing I knew for sure was that some, bejeweled turquoise jacket, which we all live a life of ease, and every one of matched the colors of my blue electric us has all we need. Sky of blue, sea of green — in our yelguitar. But no, I would not stop there. The simple dynamics of school popularity low submarine. would not allow it. I needed something To contact Will E Sanders email him at bigger, better — something extremely large, extremely flamboyant and ex- To learn more Ken Thomas covers poliabout Will E Sanders, to read past tics for The Associated tremely yellow! The planned performance was simple. columns or to read features by other Cre- Press. Once my music started my two friends, ators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, Brad and Shane, agreed to carry a gigan- visit the Creators Syndicate website at Mike Ullery is the Chief Photographer of the Piqua Daily tic cardboard submarine across the stage COPYRIGHT 2013 Call. The opinions expressed are those of the writer and do behind me as I played. In the hours be- CREATORS.COM not necessarily reflect those of the Piqua Daily Call. FRANK BEESON

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DEAR READERS: My beloved mother, Pauline Phillips, has passed away peacefully at the age of 94. Over the last quarter century Alzheimer’s disease had stolen away bit by bit her remarkable intellect, but she battled her illness with courage and dignity. She was my best friend who can never be replaced. As those of you who have read this column when my mother wrote it know, Mama had a deeply caring heart, a lively sense of humor and a deep devotion to all of you. She tried every day to educate, enlighten and entertain, and to inspire civility and respect for others in the many thousands of people who sought her advice.

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Her days in the office were spent answering letters and calling people who were in distress. Over the years, her list of sources, friends and contacts grew into a Rolodex that was legendary. The demands on her time and travel were many, but she was a loving mother, loyal wife, a caring friend and wonderful role model. Mama was born on July 4, 1918, to Russian immigrant parents and was the youngest of four daughters. She often said that until she was 12 she thought all the fireworks were for her and her identical twin sister, Esther (Eppie). She always had an interest in and deep concern for other people. After her

‘Last Stand’ star talks gun control BY NATALIE ROTMAN Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn’t think there’s a parallel between film and realworld gun violence. The 65-year-old former governor of California returns to the big screen Friday as the sheriff of an Arizona border town tasked with stopping a Mexican cartel boss from returning to Mexico. It marks his first leading role since serving as The Governator for six years. “I personally feel that this is entertainment,� said Schwarzenegger. “The other thing is a serious real life tragedy. I think that we are going to continue doing entertainment. That is what we are doing as our profession, but at the same time, we all have a responsibility, I think, to improve the situation that we are

in.� Schwarzenegger noted it’s important not to stigmatize mental illnesses. He also cited parenting, education, security and gun laws as contributing factors to the issue of gun violence. “We as a society have the responsibility to look at this and leave no stone unturned,� he said. Despite returning to moviemaking with “The Last Stand� and last year’s “The Expendables 2,� Schwarzenegger still wants to keep a toe in the political pool. He launched a think tank last year at the University of Southern California, the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy. He hopes to work on reforming immigration, energy and environmental policies. “Those things needs to be addressed — and even the budget deficit,� said Schwarzenegger.

marriage to my father, Morton Phillips, she put that interest into action and became president of her local mental health society and trained Gray Ladies for the American Red Cross. She honed her skills as a writer by writing a letter to her parents every day and to her sister-in-law who had contracted polio and spent a year in an iron lung. I would like to convey

my heartfelt gratitude to my mother’s devoted, highly professional caregivers, Jane Ebertowski, Rachael Reisdorf and Erna Hoche, who were at her side 24/7 for the last 11 years. They are angels on earth and brilliant at what they do. Please join me and offer a prayer for my mother. She had an amazing journey from Sioux City, Iowa, to shaking hands with

U.S. presidents and British royalty. Ask that her spirit be surrounded by the souls of the many individuals whom she loved and who loved her. She has sat in God’s waiting room for so many years, and now may their souls be joined together. — JEANNE PHILLIPS, AKA GRIEVING IN MINNEAPOLIS



Dealing with sticky-handed guests DEAR ABBY: My daughter was recently married. My niece — a talented artist — hand-painted flowers on wine glasses for the dinner reception following the ceremony. They were intended to be keepsakes for each of the adult guests. The glasses turned out beautifully, and made each place setting extra special. I knew they’d be treasured by our family for years to come. At the end of the evening, I gathered four glasses from our family’s table, then glanced at the bridal table of eight — as some guests approached to offer thanks for a fabulous evening. When I turned around, the four glasses were gone. Not only had glasses disappeared from our table, but also from

the head table and from my niece’s (the artist). Those of us who had worked hardest on the wedding were left with nothing — and that includes the bride and groom. The following day, someone mentioned to me that they had seen certain guests leave with four to six glasses each. One woman even had her child, who was loaded down with glasses, make several trips to her car. We’ve figured out who the culprits were: some out-of-towners who stayed at the home of one of the groom’s relatives. I heard that the glassware covered the entire top of their dining room table. My question: Should we ask these people to return the glasses? Thanks for your input, Abby. — MOTHER OF THE

BRIDE IN MESA, ARIZ. we did. It turns out they are making up lies about me and DEAR MOTHER: By all telling their mother. My means ask — but there is no boyfriend and his ex have a guarantee they’ll be re- strained relationship and turned. People who take fight about everything. I love more than their share usu- his children, but I don’t know ally feel an inflated sense of how to handle this. What do entitlement. Although their you think I am doing wrong? — TELLING THE manners were atrocious, TRUTH IN DULUTH please don’t let this cause inlaw problems before the marDEAR TELLING THE riage has even begun. Perhaps out of sympathy, the TRUTH: You’re not doing artist will be generous anything wrong. Either the enough to craft another pair kids are trying to cause a of goblets for the bride and breakup with the idea their parents will reunite, or they groom. are telling their mother DEAR ABBY: I am in a things they think she wants one-year relationship with a to hear. There’s nothing you wonderful man who is di- can do about it. Your vorced with two children. boyfriend will have to clear The kids and I get along the air with his former great — or at least I thought spouse.

Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon tour Pa. gas drilling sites BY MICHAEL RU BINKAM Associated Press MONTROSE, Pa. — Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Susan Sarandon spoke out against fracking Thursday during a tour of natural-gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania, warning about what they view as the danger to air, water and human health. The celebrities boarded a tour bus in

New York City and headed to rural Susquehanna County to see gas wells, compressor stations and other evidence of the Marcellus Shale drilling boom, and to visit with residents who say they have been negatively impacted by drilling. Tom Shepstone of Energy In Depth, an industry group, trailed the sleek silver Mercedes tour bus — which had trouble negotiat-

ing an icy hill at one point and had to creep back down — and declared the celebrity visit to be a publicity stunt. “They don’t pay mortgages here, they don’t have to get jobs here, they don’t have to pay taxes here, they don’t have to support their families here. They just come up here to pick on this area and use it as part of their trendy cause,� he said. Ono and her son formed

a group called “Artists Against Fracking� to oppose drilling in New York state, where they own a farm and where drilling and hydraulic fracturing have been on hold for several years while officials there develop regulations for the industry. Local anti-drilling activists led Thursday’s tour in Pennsylvania, where thousands of wells have been drilled and fracked in recent years.

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Today’s hand features brilliant play by Billy Eisenberg, for many years one of America’s top players. He set himself a very difficult task when he bid six clubs with virtually no encouragement from North. West led the king of hearts followed by the queen, East playing highlow to show a doubleton. This verified the evidence from the bidding that West began with seven hearts. Eisenberg ruffed the second heart and drew trumps, noting that West started with three clubs. Since West could hold no more than three cards in spades and diamonds, it was very likely that East had four or five spades, which in turn made him a favorite to hold both the king and ten. Eisenberg therefore decided to finesse against East for both of those

cards, but it was not quite as easy as that. The problem was insufficient entries to dummy. If, for example, declarer cashed the A-Q-K-J of diamonds, discarding a spade on the last diamond, only one spade finesse could be taken. Alternatively, if he overtook the queen of diamonds with the king in order to take two spade finesses, dummy’s last diamond would not be good, saddling South with a spade loser at the end. Eisenberg found a neat solution to this dilemma. After drawing trumps, he led the queen of diamonds to the king. The jack of

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Couple celebrates 50th Morrow-Guinn announcement

Lavey-Palmer announcement

Amanda Lynn Lavey and Jonathan Russell Palmer

ryan and Sue Newberg of Sidney are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married Jan. 26, 1963, in the Springcreek Baptist Church in Piqua by the Rev. Hubert Cagwin. The Newbergs have two sons and daughtersin-law, Todd and Julee Newberg of Houston,

he engagement of Amanda Lynn Lavey to Jonathan Russell Palmer is announced by her parents, Patrick and Anna Lavey of Piqua. David and Carolyn Palmer of Piqua are parents of the bridegroom. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Piqua High School. She attended Creative Images


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he engagement of Katie Morrow of Oklahoma City, Okla. to Chris Guinn of Meeker, Okla. is announced by her parents, Allan and Pam Morrow of Covington. Bob and Sherry Guinn of Meeker, Okla. are parents of the bridegroom. The bride-elect is a 2005 Troy Christian High School, a2009 Oklahoma Baptist University where she

T Texas and Tim and Heidi Newberg of Sidney. They have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

earned a bachelor of science in biology and is currently pursuing a degree in dental hygiene at University of Oklahoma. Her fiance is a 2007 graduate of Oklahoma State University with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He is employed with Chesapeake Energy in Oklahoma City A June 15 wedding is planned.

Institute of Cosmetology and graduated in 2009 with a degree as an esthetician and nail technician. Her fiance is a 2009 graduate of Piqua High School. He will graduate in December from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. A March wedding is planned.

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Robbie Taylor Age: 5 Birthdate: Jan. 19, 2008 Parents: Matt and Jamie Taylor of Piqua Grandparents: Jim and Toni Roth and Jim and Diane Taylor, all of Piqua and Jeff and Jerry Collins of Sidney Great-grandpar- ROBBIE TAYLOR Bob and ents: Annabelle Roth of Troy and Helen Taylor of Piqua

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Camryn Best Age: 5 Birthdate: Jan. 19, 2008 Shawn Parents: and Alisha Best of Piqua Sibling: Landyn Grandparents: Carl and Tammy Sexauer of Piqua, Ron and Jeanne Best of St Paris Great-grandparents: Frank and Lynn Branson of Piqua, David and Linda Sexauer of Piqua

an and Adele Penrod of Piqua announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Kathryn to Drew Eugene Hartman. Ron and Charlotte Hartman of Van Buren are parents of the bridegroom. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Piqua High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in 2006 from Miami University



and is currently teaching physical education at Columbus School For Girls. Her fiancé is a 2004 graduate of Van Buren High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University in 2008, and is currently employed at the Ridge Corporation in Columbus as a purchasing agent. The wedding is planned for March 23.

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Real estate transfers PIQUA James c. Hicks II to Bank of America N.A., a part lot, $46,000. Adam Roberts to Bank of America, N.A., one lot, $66,000. Rebecca Arthur a.k.a. Rebecca Kistner, executor, Estate of Richard Jenkins, to Judy Watson, two lots, $22,900. Debra Riley-Gariety, Michael Riley to Nicole Addington, Richard Addington, one lot, one part lot, $77,000. Betty Jaqua, William Jaqua, attorney in fact to Martha Murphy, Thomas Murphy, one lot, $108,500. Martha Murphy, Thomas Murphy to Bonita Vangorden, James Vangorden, a part lot, $129,900. Jane Cotrell to Shannon Howard, a part lot, $18,000. Federal National Mortgage Association, Manley, Deas & Kochalski LLC, attorney in fact to Douglas Liette, Edwin Liette, one lot, $18,300.

TROY Phyllis Melton, Preston Melton to Lois Melton, Lorraine Reibert, one lot, $0. Angela Cianciolo, a.k.a. Angela Ford, Sean Ford to David Caldwell, one lot, $123,000. Larry Pickering, Renate Pickering to Terry Calvert, one lot, $119,000. Deanna Anverse to Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $100,000. Jennifer Miller, Ronnie Miller to Federal National Mortgage Associa-

tion, one lot, one part lot, $71,400. Nottingham Development Inc. to Scott Investments of Troy LLC, one lot, $44,900. Hans Killius, Ingrid Killius to Federal National Mortgage Association, one lot, $100,800. Betsy Boyer a.k.a. Betsy Deeds, Johns Deeds to Brock Moon, Natalie Moon, a.k.a. Natalie Vest, one lot, $180,000. Bruce Muir, Teresa Muir to Bruce Muir, trustee, Teresa Muir, trustee, Muir Living Trust, $0. Chad Toney, Kimberly to Nancy Toney Broughton, Paul Broughton, one lot, $315,000. Harlow Builders Inc. to Matthew Bridge, one lot, $382,500. Joshua Rice, Mari Rice to Thomas Miller, one lot, $85,000. LTBD Inc. to Primo Real Estate LLC, one lot, $0.

TIPP CITY Patricia Whipp to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., three lots, $60,000. John E. Farrier Jr., Lisa Farrier to Denlinger and Sons Builders Inc., one lot, $95,000.

FLETCHER Charles Havenar II, Kelly Havenar to Ryan Harper, four lots, one part lot, $66,500. John Donnelly, Pamela Donnelly to mark Donnelly, a part lot, $25,100.

HUBER HEIGHTS Inverness Group Inc. to

Timothy Voss, Vanessa Voss, one lot, $225,300. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $46,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $39,000. Carriage Trails at the Heights LLC, Dec Land Co. I LLC to NVR Inc., one lot, $27,500. Joyce Zimmann to Shanda Zaharako, one lot, $162,900. Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Austin Castle, one lot, $0. NVR Inc. to J. Allyson Johns, one lot, $165,800.

PLEASANT HILL Matthew Hunsbarger to Asset Backed PassThrough Certificates, Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, U.S. Bank N.A., trustee, a part lot, $45,400. Bank of America N.A. to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, two part lots, $0.

WEST MILTON Robert Haacke to Bank of America N.A., one lot, $26,700. Brian Lightner, Jamie Lightner to Lightner Properties LLC, one lot, $0.

BETHEL TWP. Christy Reitz, Timothy Reitz to Christy Reitz, Timothy Reitz, 0.396 acres, $0. Hensley Family Limited Partnership to Cynthia Hensley, trustee, Mark J. Hensley Irrevocable Trust No.2, 27.855

acres, 18.343 acres, 56.128 acres,39.959 acres, $0. LTD, Bailey-Ewald Larry Ewald, managing partner to Board of Commissioners of Miami County, 0.576 acres, $0.

BROWN TWP. Eugene Long to Eugene Long Trust, Eugene Long, trustee, $0.

CONCORD TWP. Jane E. Marko, attorney in fact, Mary Stafford to Billie Herren, Carolyn Herren, one lot, $132,000. Lynn Mae Brown to Federal National Mortgage Association, 0.746 acres, $100,000. L. Gilfillen, Jill Matthew Gilfillen to Rachel King, Shelden King, one lot, $215,000. John Fulker, Nancy Fulker to Tabernacle of the Lord Jesus Christ Inc., $0.

ELIZABETH TWP. Cynthia Hensley Revocable Trust, Cynthia Hensley, trustee, Tommy Hensley, trustee to Timothy Hensley, trustee, Timothy Irrevocable Trust, 43.880 acres, 4.217 acres, 112.238 acres, 0.509 acres, $0.

MONROE TWP. Robin Williams, Terry Williams to Terry Williams, 12.925 acres, $0. Federal National Mortgage Association, Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss, attorney in fact to Timothy Weitzel, 0.479 acres, $27,900. Guy Monnin, Sharon

Monnin to Guy C. Monnin and Sharon R. Monnin Trust, Guy Monnin, co-trustee, Sharon Monnin, co-trustee,$0. Reinhard Holding Co. LLC to Daniel Reinhard, Lisa Reinhard, 5.031 acres, $0. June Cannon, executor, Will of Dorothy M. Stoughton to Marueen Liette, $159,000. George Samuel Knife, Same Knife, Sandra Knife to Shawn Ronicker, 32.412 acres, $45,000.

NEWBERRY TWP. Angela Shafer, Ronald Shafer to Daniel Huelsman, Jill Huelsman, 19.642 acres, 0.086 acres, $115,000.

NEWTON TWP. Paul R. Shellenberger Trust, David Shellenberger, successor cotrustee, Phillip Shellenberger Trust, Shellenberger Phillip successor co-trustee to David Shellenberger, Sheryl Shellenberger, $253,900. Mary Ann Balsbaugh, Marvin Huffman, Mary Ann Huffman to Marvin J. Huffman, trustee, Marvin Huffman Revocable Trust, $0. Marvin Huffman, trustee, Marvin Huffman Revocable Trust to Cheryl Stacey, David Stacey, $30,000.

STAUNTON TWP. Dale Stager, Kevin Stager to Kelly Meyer, 5.221 acres, 4.789 acres, $0.

Kelly Meyer, Dale Stager, Nancy Stager, Thomas Stager to Keven Stager, 10.462 acres, $0.

SPRINGCREEK TWP. Helen Millhouse Declaration of Trust, Craig Millhouse, successor cotrustee, Helen Millhouse, trustee, Carol Schaefer, successor co-trustee to Craig Millhouse, Dean Millhouse, Larry Millhouse, Carol Schaefer, 18.246 acres, $0. Doris Teeters, Teeters Real Estate Investments LLC to Julie Alexander, $0. Doris Teeters, Dorwin Teeters to Teeters Real Estate Investments LLC, $0.

UNION TWP. James A. Meyer Revocable Trust, Marie A. Meyer Revocable Trust, James A. Meyer, trustee, Marie A. Meyer, trustee to James Meyer, Marie Meyer, 35.465 acres, 150.559 acres, 74.803 12.887 acres, acres, 137.822 acres, $0. James Meyer, Marie Meyer to J & M Meyer Farms LLC, 35.465 acres, 150.559 acres, 74.803 acres, 12.887 acres, 137.822 acres, $0. Bruce Weimer, deceased to Bank One, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., successor, 1.00 acres, $56,000.

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Edison SBDC offers free workshop PIQUA — The Small Business Development Center at Edison Community College is offering a free payroll workshop on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 3-5 pm. The workshop will be held in room 511 at the Edison main campus located at 1973 Edison Drive in Piqua. Learn the responsibilities of the business owner as it relates to payroll and withholding taxes.Topics to be covered include: FICA, Federal Income Tax, FUTA & SUTA, Wage based limits,Workers Compensation, city, state and school district withholdings,filing requirements, and more.The workshop will be presented by Larry Dragosavac, professor of accounting,Edison Community College. For further information or to register, contact the Edison SBDC at 937-3811525.




Murphy receives certification EDFP designation from the National Development Council PIQUA — On Jan. 11, Bill Murphy, assistant city manager and economic development director for the city of Piqua, received certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) from the National Development Council (NDC). EDFP Certification is a professional credential MURPHY given to individuals who successfully complete NDC’s intensive economic development finance training series. The training provides individuals working in the field of economic development with instruction in business credit analysis, real es-

tate financing, loan packaging, deal structuring and negotiating and the creation and implementation of development programs. Each of the four EDFP Certification Program courses is five days in length and concludes with an exam. Upon successful completion of all four courses, the candidate is awarded EDFP Certification. The National Development Council was established in 1969, and is a non-profit organization specializing in economic and housing development training and technical assistance for community development. NDC has provided training to more than 60,000 professionals working in the fields of economic and housing development. Participants come from diverse backgrounds including city and state governments, public agencies, community-based organizations, professional organ-

izations and banks. Murphy heads up the City’s development efforts and serves as executive director for Grow Piqua Now. He is a graduate of Wright State University earning a degree in political science in 1991 and a master of urban/public administration degree in 1998. In 2007, Murphy was appointed to the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodores, an association of statewide leaders recognized by the governor for outstanding contributions to the economic development of the state of Ohio. He currently serves on several local and regional boards, including the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, Mainstreet Piqua, Piqua United Way, Wright State University’s Model United Nations Alumni Association, and the MidAmerica Economic Development Council (MAEDC).

Law firm welcomes Fitzgerald to team PIQUA — The law firm of McCulloch, Felger, Fite & Gutmann, Co., LPA of Piqua, has announced that Meagan N. Fitzgerald has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Meagan was sworn in as an attorney in Ohio on Nov. 5, 2012, and began the practice of law.

After attending high school in Strongsville, Fitzgerald graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University with a degree in political science. She then graduated from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in May 2012. During law

school, she served as an Issue Editor for I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society and was an extern for Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Fitzgerald was admitted to the bar in November

2012, and is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and Miami County Bar Association. Fitzgerald plans to concentrate her practice in the areas of employment law, estate planning, real estate, and business and commerFITZGERALD cial law.

Piqua Rotary Club honors ‘Pride Of Workmanship’ recipients PIQUA — Eight area people received the Pride of Workmanship awards presented by the Piqua Rotary Club at the club’s recent luncheon. The awards are given annually to those individuals nominated by a local Rotarian who meet the criteria of the award. Since 1999, the first year the Piqua Rotary Club’s Pride of Workmanship awards were presented, there have been 71 recipients. The Pride of Workmanship award is an acknowledgement of individuals “irrespective of age or vocation who, in the eyes of his or her employer, clients, fellow employees, or customers display out-

standing qualities in terms of approach, attitude, dedication, and commitment to his or her job, profession, or vocation in life.” The theme that has become the motto of this annual award is “Do it once, do it well, build a better Piqua.” Those receiving the 2012 award were Susie Brown of Crayex Corporation, Jean Heath of Upper Valley Medical Center, Ted Lawson of Craycon Property Management, Betsy O’Neal of Arabella Salon and Spa, Judy Ward of Allisten Manor’s Flower Box, Brian Smith of Piqua Auto Lube, Tricia Moseley of Upper Valley Medical Center, and Dylan Myers.

The Piqua Rotary Club was founded 97 years ago on Jan. 1, 1915, when it was granted Rotary Charter Number 135. This charter number means the Piqua club was the 135th club in what is now an international organization of more than 34,000 clubs worldwide. The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. The organization’s dedication to these ideals is best expressed in its motto: Service Above Self.


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IN BRIEF ■ Baseball

East handles Newton

Russia to hold baseball camp Russia will be holding a baseball camp for grades 2-9 on Feb. 10 and 17 at Russia High School. The camp will be held from 12:30-4 p.m. each day. All proceeds will benefit the Russia High School baseball team. Participants will receive instruction in pitching, hitting, infield play and catching from some of the top area college players and coaches, along with professional baseball players Jared Hoying (Texas Rangers organization) and Chris Peters (Toronto Blue Jays organization). For more information, contact the Russia Athletic Department or Russia varsity baseball coach Rick Gold at (937) 335-1921 or

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Bradford hosts ‘Cancer’ game On Thursday, the Tri-Village at Bradford girls basketball game will be a Coaches vs. Cancer night. Both schools are selling T-shirts, key chains and headbands with the proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. They will be available at the game, and their will be a dontation bucket split between the schools. MIKE ULLERY/CALL The Bradford Athletic Piqua’s Luke Karn drives to the basket against Vandalia-Butler Friday night at Garbry Gymnasium. Department will donate $1 from each ticket sold to the American Cancer Society. Between the JV and varsity games, teams will honor three families associated with the schools and basketball teams that have lost loved ones to cancer. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m. BY ROB KISER Sports Editor

Unfriendly bounce Piqua loses to Butler

Bradford girls split with TVS

The Bradford junior high girls basketball teams split two games with Twin Valley South Thursday. The seventh grade lost 21-15. Brooke Fair scored six points and Bailey Wysong added five. The eighth grade won 44-19. Kaille Brower scord 12 points, Alley Booker netted nine and Haley Rosengarten and Mandi Bates each scored eight. BRADFORD SCORING Seventh Grade Stump 2, Fair 6, Gill 2, Wysong 5. Eighth Grade Brower 12, Hart 4, Booker 9, Brewer 3, Rosengarten 8, Bates 8.


Some nights, the ball doesn’t bounce your way. It was that way the whole fourth quarter for the Piqua boys basketball team Friday night and never more so than on what would have been a gamewinning shot at the buzzer. Xavier Harrison’s 5-foot runner bounced tantalizingly off the rim four times before falling to the floor as the buzzer sounded in Vandalia-Butler’s 3837 win at Garbry Gymnasium. “We couldn’t have asked for a better shot,” Piqua coach Heath Butler said. “We got the shot we wanted. I think it hit the rim three or four times.” Piqua had led almost the entire second half and Butler didn’t take it’s first lead after the break until Jordan Wiggins hit two free throws with 2:02 remaining to make it 35-33. Anthony Owens added two more free See PIQUA/Page 10

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CASSTOWN — Neither team started off well. But by the end, Miami East was firing on all cylinders. The Vikings (8-4, 4-2 Cross County Conference) doubled their total from the first three quarters in the fourth Friday night against Newton, outscoring the Indians 26-7 in the final eight minutes to put away a 52-24 victory. But Newton (2-11, 2-5) played tough defense in the first half to stay close, with the score tied 6-6 after one and trailing 1612 at the half. "It was definitely a sluggish start offensively for both teams," Miami East coach Allen Mack said. "Neither team shot very well from the outside. And Newton played pretty well defensively and made things tough on us early. "It was a tale of two halves for us offensively. We moved the ball a lot better in the second half and were able to get easier shots as a result." Garrett Mitchell led the Vikings with 16 points, eight rebounds and five steals, while A.J. Hickman added 14 points, five rebounds and two assists. And Conner Hellyer — who was 3 for 6 from 3point range, with the team going 5 for 20 on the night — scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter. Bobby Gerodimos and David Brauer led Newton with six points apiece. Both teams are at home tonight, with Miami East hosting Twin Valley South in its third CCC game of the week, while Newton hosts Stivers.

Raider boys lose JACKSON CENTER — The Jackson Center boys basketball team stayd on top of the SCL standings with a 59-48 victory over Russia Friday. The defending champs are not 6-1 in the league and 11-2 overall and have another big game tonight at Anna in makeup action. Russia saw its twogame win streak snapped and is now 3-5 in the County and 5-9 on the year, with another challenge tonight at New Bremen. Josh Holfinger shoots over Jordan Greer Friday night.

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Pats too much for Buccs Covington falls to unbeaten Tri-Village COVINGTON — There's a reason Tri-Village is unbeaten on the season and Covington found out first hand in a 53-28 defeat on the Buccs' home floor. "They're good," said Covington coach Matt Pond of Tri-Village. "The Pipenger kids is a nice player and he definitely makes them go." And it was Pipenger that got Tri-Village rolling at the outset, scoring 11 of his game-high 20 points in the opening frame to spark a 16-6 advantage for the visitors. The Tri-Village senior

and returning CCC Player of the Year then got his teammates involved as the Patriots surged to a 30-16 at the break. "We made one free throw in the first half," said Pond. "If we make our free throws we are only down eight or nine at halftime. We just didn't shoot well tonight." And the shooting struggles for Covington continued in the second half despite an impressive defensive effort against the high-scoring Patriots. The Buccs held Tri-Village to 23 second half points, but only managed

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a total of 12 points of their own. "Defensively, we played pretty well," Pond said. "We held them well under their season average, but it wasn't enough." That's because Covington had trouble finding the bottom of the net. The Buccs converted on just 12 of 38 shots from the floor, including one of 13 from beyond the arc. Covington also converted just three of 10 from the line. Cole Owens led Covington with 12 points. BEN ROBINSON/GOBUCCS.COM PHOTO The Buccs will play at Houston tonight. Trent Tobias is pressured Friday night.

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Piqua’s Xavier Harrison shoots the ball Friday night against Vandalia.

Piqua Continued from page 9 throws with 59 seconds to go to put Vandalia ahead 37-33. Josh Holfinger hit one of two free throws with 42.8 seconds left to get Piqua within 37-34. Butler was fouled on the rebound and missed the front end of a one-andone, giving the ball back quickly to the Indians. “We were down four with a minute to go,” Butler said. “You have to give the kids credit (for battling back).” With 20 seconds to go, freshman Colton Bachman cooly hit a jumper from beyond the top of the key to tie the game at 37. “Xavier (Harrison) did a great job reading it,” Butler said. “Josh (Holfinger) did a great job flashing to the basket and taking people with him to create the open shot and Colton (Bachman) hit the shot.” Butler’s Drew Makiewicz was fouled with 7.3 seconds to go and hit one of two free throws to set up the dramatic finish. After a Piqua timeout with 3.5 seconds to go, Harrison drove to the basket and put up the final shot. “We gave ourselves a chance,” Butler said. “We got exactly what we wanted.”

The game was close throughout the first half, but Piqua opened a 27-20 lead late in the third quarter after two Holfinger free throws, a drive to the basket by Dan Monnin and a steal and layup by Harrison. But, Piqua missed a golden opportunity to open the lead early in the fourth quarter, when they shot five free throws in the first two minutes and could only make two. “Free throws are a mental thing,” Butler said. Butler’s rally in the fourth quarter was helped by ice-cold shooting from Piqua. Before Bachman’s three with 20 seconds to go, the Indians were 1-for-10 from the floor in the quarter and 3-for-7 from the line. Vandalia, on the other hand, made four of 10 shots from the floor and five of seven from the line in the final eight minutes. “We had a tough shooting night,” Butler said. “But, the thing I liked was we did the things we haven’t been doing. The kids battled back, but the ball just didn’t fall at the end.” Holfinger had a gamehigh 11 points and seven rebounds to lead the Indians.

Piqua was 12 of 37 from the floor for 32 percent and 10 of 15 from the line for 67 percent. Vandalia was 12 of 32 from the floor for 38 percent and 10 of 13 from the line for 77 percent. Piqua won the battle of the boards 25-21 and had 10 turnovers to the Aviators 11. The Indians lost the JV game 46-30, with Bailey Lyons scoring nine points and Brad Hohlbein adding seven. Piqua has a week off before traveling to Sidney Friday. “With the holiday, we are going to have a nice little break,” Butler said. “We lost a five-point lead against Sidney the first time.” Piqua hopes for a different result — and some friendlier bounces — this time around.

Trevor Sherman led Nate Barhorst. “But we Russia with nine points. weren’t hitting. We did a little better job against it in the third quarter.” Anna edges Cats ANNA — Anna jumped The Rockets pushed the to a big lead, but had to lead back to 35-26 after battle to the end to get by three periods. the Houston Wildcats in Houston coach John SCL boys basketball ac- Willoughby said earlier in tion Friday night. the week that he was conThe win, Anna’s fifth in cerned about Anna’s Joel its last six games, put the Albers, who hurt the WildRockets at 3-4 in the cats in the first meeting league and 5-9 overall between the two. with a big game tonight at He had reason to be home against league-lead- concerned because Albers ing Jackson Center in a wound up with nearly half makeup game. Houston falls to 2-6 and 7-7 and is home to Covington tonight in non-conference action.. The Rockets charged out to an 18-6 lead after one quarter, but Houston cut it to 24-20 by the half. “They went to some zone, and we were getting good shots, the shots we wanted,” said Anna coach

his team’s points, pouring in 21. “Joel attacked the basket, which is what we want him to do, and we got Jesse Phlipot in some foul trouble,” said Barhorst. “And Joel also did a good job kicking it out when he got doubleteamed.” Albers was the only Rocket in double figures, and Phlipot, with 14 points, was the only Houston player in double figures.

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo knows that to stop Deshaun Thomas is the surest way to stop No. 11 Ohio State. "Thomas is shooting the lights out. He's been really effective," Izzo said during preparations for his 18thranked Spartans' home game against the Buckeyes on Saturday night. "We've got to contain Thomas." The thing is, no one really has been able to do that all season. The 6-foot-7 junior leads the Big Ten in scoring (by more than two full points) at 20.3 points a game. He hasn't been held below 14 points all season, and he's been between 16 and 24 points in each of his last 10 games. What's more, he actually likes it when opposing teams key on him, doubleteam him or throw some junk defense at him. "I'm a mismatch nightmare out there," he said Friday. "They go small, I can post them up. If they go big, I can go around them or pick and pop. It's sort of a challenge." Thomas was one of the leading scorers ever in the basketball-mad state of Indiana at Fort Wayne's Bishop Luers High. He brought that success to Ohio State, playing in every game as a freshman as the Buckeyes went 343, won the Big Ten title and lost in the NCAA regional semifinals. A year ago as a sophomore, he moved into the starting lineup and averaged 15.9 points while Ohio State went 31-8, won a share of the conference title and made it all the way to the Final Four. Thomas toyed with jumping into the NBA draft but decided to return. So far, he hasn't hurt his draft stock any. Always a fearless shooter, he has become a much better passer, defender and rebounder, not to mention taking an active role in leading the Buckeyes — who only have one senior on the roster, post Evan Ravenel. So when he trots down the court the first time and sees a box-and-one or is bookended by defenders, he chuckles to himself because he knows that presents other opportunities for his teammates. "(Opposing teams) just try to do as much as they can to put different bodies on me, to make sure it's a fresh body or a big body or a small body," he said.

"They do anything to try and confuse me. But I just take it as a challenge and try to take the right spots and hit the right shots." A year ago, the Buckeyes had two-time AllAmerican Jared Sullinger down low and wing William Buford on the perimeter. Then Sullinger left for the NBA after just two seasons and Buford graduated as one of the school's all-time scoring leaders. Now Ohio State tends to look to Thomas first to get things going when it has the ball. "Sullinger and Buford, they kind of played off each other and that really helped Thomas," said Michigan State's Travis Trice, an Ohio native. "This year they're running through him, so we're going to key in on him this year." Almost every team has tried; most have not been very effective. "We have seen a lot of different variations from switching to not switching, to box-and-one, to trying to sit a certain way on him," Buckeyes coach Thad Matta said. "I give Deshaun a lot of credit. I think he's done a very good job of kind of reading the situation and playing off of it." The Spartans (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) have regrouped after opening conference play with a loss at Minnesota. It's a security blanket that they have such a formidable home court in the Breslin Center, where they are 11-0 this season. Michigan State is 32145 at Breslin since it opened in 1989, including 165-34 in Big Ten games. In Izzo's 18 seasons, the Spartans are 247-30 at home and 124-21 in Big Ten play. Over their last 29 games there, they are 28-1. However, no one on the current Ohio State (13-3, 3-1) roster has ever lost there. In a must-win game last March 4, the Buckeyes escaped 72-70. They did not play in East Lansing in 2010-11, but the year before, they won 7467. Matta doesn't pretend to know why his team has had success in such a hostile place. Told that road teams are 5-0 so far this week in Big Ten play, he laughed and said, "Hopefully it continues tomorrow and then resets itself going into the next week."

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — After nearly 38 years in the business, at age 60, Bruce Arians finally is an NFL head coach. And he's made it clear that he's ready to run with it. Arians was introduced as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, promising to build a team that's "smart, disciplined, fast and physical — accountable, no excuses." The man who went 9-3 as interim coach in Indianapolis after Chuck Pagano left to be treated for leukemia choked up when he talked about his family, saying of his wife "this is our 15th move." And Arians moved quickly, saying he wants a staff assembled by Sunday. He parted ways with popular Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton, who in a matter of hours was named to the same position in Cleveland. Arians will call the offensive plays himself, although he will bring in someone with the title of offensive coordinator. He said he proved to himself last year that he can be a successful head coach. "And it was fun," Arians said. "I got a taste of the blood." His offense, he said, will be as aggressive as he is. He believes that teams can turn their fortunes around in a hurry. "I'm a straight shooter," Arians said. "I don't come home with any bullets left in the gun. I think players respect honest and discipline, and we're going to work hard. They're going to be accountable, not to me, to each other. It's not my football team. Our players will decide how good they are. It's their football team. If they want to win, we'll win. I'll show them the way. I'm no magic man. I've never tried to be. "I'll give them the plan, execute the plan with passion and energy and Cardinals will be Cardinals — disciplined, fast, physical football." He wouldn't confirm reports that Todd Bowles, still under contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, would be his defensive coordinator in Arizona, but he certainly spoke highly of him. "Obviously, he's very dear to me," Arians said. "He was one of my captains at Temple (where Arians was head coach for five years). “He's got a bunch of Super Bowl rings as a player and he's a hell of a football coach. That's all I can say." Arians' long history in the sport — he coached for Bear Bryant, for heaven's sake — has made him appreciate finally getting a head coaching job, although his stint in place of Pagano taught him once and for all "that I can do it." "I didn't know if it would ever happen, and I was fine without it," he said. "It's been just a great journey, the relationships I've built over the years." Pagano said the Cardinals are getting "a great coach but a better man." Arians famously left the light on in Pagano's office while the coach battled leukemia, and said he wept in his car when Pagano returned to work on Christmas Eve and, when he went home for the night, turned the light out. "What he did in my absence was truly remarkable. I am forever in debt to Bruce," Pagano said.


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Browns name Horton DC Add Lombardi to front office BEREA (AP) — The Browns have named Ray Horton their new defensive coordinator. Horton spent the past two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, who ranked second in the NFL in interceptions and thirddown efficiency. Horton has 19 years of experience as a pro assistant. Before he went to Arizona, Horton spent seven seasons with Pittsburgh. He played 10 years as a defensive back in the league. Horton replaces Dick Jauron, who was not retained by new Cleveland coach Rob Chudzinski. Horton "will work very well with the young nucleus of players we have on defense," Chudzinski said. On Thursday, former San Diego coach Norv Turner was named the Browns' new offensive coordinator. The Browns also interviewed the 52-year-old Horton for their head coaching vacancy before naming Chudzinski their sixth coach since 1999. ■ Earlier on Friday, Michael Lombardi came back to the Browns as unpopular as the day he left. He realizes there are Cleveland fans who still despise him and Bill Belichick for releasing popular quarterback Bernie Kosar in 1993. Lombardi knows there are skeptics who question his ability to evaluate talent after failed drafts in Oakland. He understands the doubts about him jumping back into a front office after five years on TV. Lombardi can't change the past, so he's moving forward. "I'm just asking for a fair and honest chance," he said. Lombardi, who most recently worked as an analyst for NFL Network, was introduced as Cleveland's new vice president of player personnel on Friday, a hiring met with mostly disapproval by many Browns fans who associate him with those dark days in the mid1990s before former owner Art Modell moved the franchise to Baltimore. Lombardi is aware of the negativity surrounding his return. The only thing he can do to change people's minds is help build the Browns into a consistent winner. "Look," he said. "There

is a great passion for football in this town. To me, whether it was a positive reaction or a negative reaction, the reaction is important because that's how important football is. It's my job to prove the reaction to be positive. It's not anybody else's. I take the responsibility to work hard at my craft and do it." The 53-year-old Lombardi laughed when he was asked if the less-thanreception enthusiastic bothered him. "I have thick skin," he said. "I worked for Al Davis. I've been ripped before." He last worked in the NFL in 2007, the final of his eight years working under Davis, Oakland's maverick owner whose phone conversations with Lombardi never began with a 'hello' or ended with 'goodbye.' Lombardi ran the Raiders' personnel department and helped the team win three AFC titles and make one Super Bowl. Before joining Oakland, he spent two seasons in Philadelphia working with new Browns CEO Joe Banner, who knew his decision to bring Lombardi to Cleveland would be met with criticism. Banner, though, believes Lombardi will be a perfect complement to owner Jimmy Haslam and new Browns coach Rob Chudzinski. "Listen, I understand that I'm going out on the limb myself by hiring Mike," Banner said. "So I didn't do this casually. I've spent a lot of time talking to him about everything that matters before I put him in front of Jimmy or Chud. Time will tell if it's right or wrong, but I made (the choice) confidently and with my eyes open about the perceptions, about the realities, about my own time I spent with him. "I feel comfortable with it." Haslam said he consulted with "people at the very top of the NFL business" before he and Banner began their search for a new general manager or personnel director. Haslam said Lombardi, who has 22 years of pro front office experience, received high praise. "Everyone of them said this," Haslam said. "'If you can get Mike Lombardi to be your general manager, you should hire him immediately.'"


Covington’s Jordan Wolfe closes in on one of his two pins Thursday night.

Short-handed Buccs split tri Covington wrestlers beat Northridge, give Coldwater battle — COVINGTON There's no better way to prepare for the upcoming OHSAA Duals than to face quality opposition, which is what the Covington Buccaneers did Thursday night by hosting Coldwater and Northridge. And despite missing of their top three wrestlers due to skin conditions, the Buccs had a strong showing - falling to Coldwater 48-33 and beating Northridge 64-6. Sitting out for Covington were returning state placer and 195 pounder Brian Olson and returning district qualifiers Brock Smith (138 pounds) and D.J. Jennings (145 pounds). Covington opened the evening with an impressive victory by Kyler Deeter, who defeated Brent Collett of Coldwater, a gritty and determined wrestler who made the two-time state qualifier and state placer for Covington earn every point he got. In the end, however, Deeter was able to use his slickness to capture a technical fall victory, 17-1. After earning a forfeit at 170, Covington's A.J. Ouellette made quick work of Coldwater's Corey Selhorst, pinning his opponent in the opening frame. Jordan Wolfe then followed with an impressive pin over Rob Cupp at 285 pounds to bring the Buccaneer crowd to its feet. The dual with the Cavaliers then proceeded to the lower weights as Coldwater picked up two straight wins before Covington closed things with a dominating win by freshman Ryan Ford at 126 pounds.

Covington’a Ryan Ford makes an ankle takedown of Jordan Obringer. Ford, who placed at Junior High State a year ago, controlled the action throughout in a 16-8 major decision over Jordan Obringer. Still, Covington didn't have enough ammunition at the end as Coldwater handed the Buccs their second dual loss of the season, 48-33. Covington then locked horns with Northridge and captured wins in all five matches wrestled against the Polar Bears. And the headliner of the evening came in the opening bout as two state placers took to the mat — Kyler Deeter for Covington and Josh Lyttle for Northridge. With the anticipation at an all-time high, Deeter used the emotion from the

hometown crowd to record a quick takedown and three near-fall points to take a 5-0 lead. The Buccaneer senior the pushed his lead to 7-1 by surrendering and escape and recording another takedown on an impressive scramble. The Buccaneer senior remained in control of the match by scoring on another takedown and locking up his opponent for three more back points to cruise to an 11-3 major decision victory against a very strong and dangerous opponent. Jordan Wolfe then followed Deeters impressive effort with an equally inspiring victory of his own, capturing a pin against Terrill Stevens — Wolfe's second pin of the night.

Freshman 106 pounder Connor Ryan responded from a tough loss earlier against Coldwater to pin Colman Jepson of Northridge, while Ryan Ford kept his impressive freshman capping rolling with a pin over Jonathan Pollard. With victory already sealed against Northridge, Jake Sowers dominated Kevin Mays in the final match of the night - pinning his opponent after a series of takedowns to close out a 64-6 win for Covington. The Buccs now look to get healthy as they host Milton-Union and Lehman on Monday in final preparation for the OHSSA Duals, which will be held Wednesday at Covington.

Lady Buccs drop CCC game to Blazers NEW PARIS — The learning process for a young Covington girls basketball team continued on Thursday in a tough road loss at National Trail as the host Blazers dominated the boards en route to handing Covington a 57-35 defeat. "They hurt us on the offensive glass," said Covington coach Gene Gooding. "That was the key to the game. When they missed, they rebounded and when we get hurt on the glass we struggle." And struggle Covington did, as the Blazers took a 16-10 lead after one and extended the lead to 32-20 at the break. "Yes, we are young," Gooding said. "But we need to learn to play to the level of the better competition we face. That means we have to realize that

every possession is meaningful." And the way National Trail closed out the game was proof of that. The Blazers continued to dominate on the boards, while Covington never could get itself back into the game — eventually dropping their fourth conference game of the season. "The thing is our guards played well," Gooding explained. "It was a fairly even game in regards to turnovers. The difference in the game was rebounding." Which is a credit to the strength and experience of National Trail. "Give them credit," Gooding said of National Trail. "They hustled, made plays and got the job done on the boards." Cassidy Cain led Covington with 15 points, while Jessie Crowell added 13 points. Covington travels to

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Will perform maintenance and repairs on semi trailers and refrigeration units. Duties will include preventative maintenance, inspections and repairs, brake and tire repairs, and other duties as assigned Candidates with prior knowledge and experience on refrigeration units helpful but not necessarily required. Must have own tools and be extremely dependable. Competitive salary and benefit package. Apply at: Continental Express Inc. 10450 St Rt 47 Sidney, OH 45365

Preferred Qualifications: • Must be able to run conduit • Read blueprints • Troubleshoot control circuits • Problem solving skills • Large project supervision experience a plus • Willing to travel, work overtime weekends and holidays if needed

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In Piqua is now hiring ALL POSITIONS, applications available at the Piqua Chamber of Commerce.


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TROY, 2 Bedroom Townhomes 1.5 bath, 1 car garage, $695

Job Fair will be held on January 22nd and 23rd 10am-5pm at the Piqua Mall near the Food Court

275 Situation Wanted EXPERIENCED DESIGNER Mends, sews, drapes, pillows, etc. Refinishes furniture, consults, paints interiors. Prices call (937)214-3229

Local trucking company now interviewing for a 2nd shift dispatcher. Must be a motivated self starter with computer and customer service skills. Experience preferred, but will train the right person. Competitive wage with benefits. Please forward resume to: Sidney Daily News Dept. 5003 1451 N Vandemark Rd. Sidney, OH 45365

DRIVERS WANTED JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT, a food grade liquid carrier is seeking Class A CDL tank drivers from the Sidney/Piqua/Troy area. Home flexible weekends. 5 years driving experience required. Will train for tank. Great Pay and Benefit Package. For further info, call Jane @ 1-888-200-5067

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


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Great Pay & Benefits! Call Jon Basye at: Piqua Transfer & Storage Co. (937)778-4535 or (800)278-0619


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2 BEDROOM in Troy, Move in special, Stove, refrigerator, W/D, A/C, very clean, no pets. $525. (937)573-7908

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2 BEDROOM, Troy. All appliances, water paid, $550 month + deposit, no pets/ smoking, (937)524-9114.

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


PIQUA, 1 bedroom house, 1&2 bedroom apartments, in Sidney, 4 bedroom house, (937)773-2829 after 2pm

315 Condos for Rent TIPP CITY, 2 Bedroom, screened deck, large rooms, garage. $650 Month. Small pets ok. (937)339-3961

320 Houses for Rent FRESH & BRIGHT Piqua home with basement on double lot, quiet area, roomy, $550 month + deposit. 2 bedroom, (937)750-9800.

PIQUA, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car garage, 421 Summit Street, $500 monthly, $250 deposit, (937)214-0431.

PIQUA, large 1 bedroom, upstairs, carpeted, appliances, utilities included, off-street parking, no pets, (937)552-7006.

PIQUA, 8394 Piqua-Lockington Road, 2 bedroom, fenced in yard, detached garage, $600 + deposit, (937)206-7754

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Fine Arts, Antiques, Civil War Memorabilia Glassware, China, Pottery, Collectibles Pocket Watches, Paper Goods & More! TROY, OHIO

“Landscape in Winter”, 36”x 40” painting; 1918, bronze statue, “The Star”, 18” tall; & other artwork & prints. Single & dbl door bookcases; watchmaker’s wall display case; rd oak table & 6 chrs; Persian 40”x60” silk rug; antique & other clocks; oll lamps; dolls; crocks & pottery; 2 quilts; Hudson Bay & Orr Felt blankets; wooden radios; many small collectibles & items of local interest; Over 30 nice POCKET WATCHES; HOME FURNISHINGS & GARAGE ITEMS: Cherry dining rm suite; cherry poster bed; waterfall & depression bedroom furniture; deacon’s bench; wash stand; miniature china cabinet; child’s rocker; linens; flatware for 8 w/ chest; full length wild mink coat; mink stole & fox jacket; costume jewelry; incl. some sterling silver & much more! Note: This is a very good auction. Full listing w/ photos at Preview, Sunday from 4 to 5 PM






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Gravel Hauled, Laid & Leveled Driveways & Parking Lots

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320 Houses for Rent

510 Appliances

577 Miscellaneous

583 Pets and Supplies

PIQUA, 910 New Haven. 3 bedroom, 1.5 car, CA, fenced yard. $850, deposit. (937)778-9303, (937)604-5417.

APPLIANCES, Maytag, 30 inch Range, combination Refrigerator/freezer, bisque in color, $300 obo, (937)773-3054

CEMETERY PLOTS @ Forest Hill. 6 separate plots in old section, lot 52 front. $400 per plot. (703)250-5720

BOSTON TERRIER, 3 male pups, utd on shots and worming, Ready January 13th, (937)693-2794 leave message

TROY, 1232 Keller, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, appliances, no pets. $775 + deposit. Call (937)506-8319

REFRIGERATOR, Kitchen Aid side by side, very clean, almond colored $200 (937)339-0059

EXERCISE BIKE, (Digital Air-Bike), $75. Treadmill, Digital with incline, $200. Magic Chef 30" electric self-cleaning stove, white, $175. Whirlpool wall microwave and oven, 30", self-cleaning, beige, $500. (937)667-8719

GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies, 1 females, 3 males. Ready for new home. Parents on premises. $250. Up to date on shots and worming. (937)492-4059

545 Firewood/Fuel 325 Mobile Homes for Rent

2001 CHEVY S10 EXTREME auto, cruise, air, deluxe radio, 4.3 liter V6, $5000 (937)667-6608

IN COUNTRY, Near Bradford, 2 bedroom all electric trailer, $400 plus deposit, (937)417-7111, or (937)448-2974

345 Vacations FLORIDA, Cheap Vacation, Gated community, $250 per week includes all utilities, 2 bedrooms near Clearwater/ Tampa, 15 minutes to beach, (937)778-0524

400 - Real Estate 2003 CHRYSLER 300 M SPECIAL Pearl black, premium leather black, 3-5 high output V6 24V, 35,000 miles, like new condition, non-smoking, $9600 OBO. (937)489-3426

For Sale 410 Commercial TROY/TIPP ADDRESSES, Multi units! Private owner, info PO Box 181, Tipp City, Ohio 45371.

500 - Merchandise

2003 FORD F150 SUPER CAB V6, 5-speed manual, AM/FM/CD, cruise control, cold AC. $7900. (937)638-1832

505 Antiques/Collectibles FRAMED LITHOGRAPH, 1950's print of Fredrick Remington's "The Smoke Signal," 24"x36" in antique frame, beautiful piece of art! $325, (937)214-2843 local.

FIREWOOD, $125 a cord pick up, $150 a cord delivered, $175 a cord delivered and stacked (937)308-6334 or (937)719-3237 FIREWOOD, All hardwood, $150 per cord delivered or $120 you pick up, (937)726-2780. FIREWOOD for sale. All seasoned hardwood, $150 per cord split/ delivered, $120 you pick up. ( 9 3 7 ) 8 4 4 - 3 7 5 6 (937)844-3879 FIREWOOD, split, seasoned, delivered (local) $140 cord; $75 half cord. (937)559-6623. Leave a message, and I will get back with you. Thank you. SEASONED FIREWOOD $140 per cord. Stacking extra, $120 you pick up. Taylor Tree Service available, (937)753-1047

560 Home Furnishings HIDE-A-BED COUCH Sealy Hide-A-Bed gold couch. Excellent condition. $250. (937)773-9617 or (937)418-5880

577 Miscellaneous BED Tall poster, queen size bed with mattress and box springs in A1 condition. MUST SEE! (937)638-5338

FURNACE, Lennox Pulse air high efficiency furnace with central air conditioning unit, $300, (937)572-9045 LONGABERGER BASKETS, Boyd's Bears, purses, dresses, leather jackets, Bratz dolls, lamps, remote control car, clocks, (937)773-9025 ROW MACHINE, Lifestyler Cardio fit row machine, $40, (937)773-3343 after 5pm or leave message, delivery available if local SOFA & LOVESEAT, light elegant pattern, $500 (will separate). Wood cabinet stereo, $50. 9 piece white patio furniture, $500. (937)492-5117 TV, Panasonic 32', black wood entertainment center. Magnavox 25" TV, blonde wood entertainment center. RCA 27" TV. Machinist tools- drills, taps, reamers, gauges, Kennedy tool box. 4 slabs marble. 2 Miracle Ear hearing aids. Red 10-speed bicycle. (937)497-9373

WEIMARANER PUPPIES AKC, 14 weeks old, vet checked, tails, nails and have been wormed. First shots, ready for good homes. (1) Blue, (2) Silvers, (3) females, Parents on premises. $500. (937)658-0045

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

800 - Transportation

805 Auto 1999 TOYOTA Camry LE. Black, grey interior, 4door. 144,000 miles. Excellent condition. Reliable! $5000 firm. (937)622-3941 2005 FORD Explorer XLT, AWD, Tow Package, 17" alloy wheels, fully equipped, excellent condition. (937)492-8788.

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PUBLIC NOTICE REGULAR PIQUA CITY COMMISSION MEETING TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 JOINT MEETING WITH WASHINGTON TRUSTEES APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Adopted) Approval of the minutes from the January 3, 2012 Joint Meeting of the Washington Township Trustees and Piqua City Commission RES. NO. R-1-13 (Adopted) A Resolution reappointing a member to the Board of Trustees of Forest Hill Union Cemetery REGULAR CITY COMMISSION MEETING APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Adopted) Approval of the minutes from the December 18, 2012 Regular City Commission Meeting ORD. NO. 30-12 (2nd Reading) (Given 2nd Reading 115-13) An Ordinance to vacate a portion of public right-of-way ORD. NO. 1-3 (1st Reading) (Given 1st Reading 1-1513) An Ordinance amending Chapter 55.31 – Storm Water Fees, established of the Piqua Municipal Storm Water Management RES. NO. R-2-13 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing the acceptance and transfer of Parcel No. N44-090375, Piqua, Ohio RES. NO. R-3-13 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing the acceptance and transfer of Parcel No. N44-011217, Piqua, Ohio RES. NO. R-4-13 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing the acceptance and transfer of Parcel Nos. N44-018810, and N44-011218, 919 Broadway, Piqua, Ohio RES. NO. R-5-13 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing the acceptance and transfer of Parcel No. N44-090370, 821 Nicklin Ave., Piqua, Ohio RES. NO. R-6-13 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing the City Purchasing Analyst to advertise for bids to make certain purchases during the year 2013 RES. NO. R-7-13 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into the Housing Revolving Loan Fund Agreement with the State of Ohio Development Services Agency for the period January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015 RES. NO. R-8-13 (Adopted) A Resolution for the demolition of the existing lime slaker and installation of the new Chemco Feeder, Slaker, Control Panel and Rotameter Panel RES. NO. R-9-13 (Adopted) A Resolution adopting a complete street policy RES. NO. R-10-13 (Adopted) A Resolution authorizing a Professional Services Agreement 01/19/2013


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2007 CHEVY IMPALA LTZ 67,000 Miles, $11,499 obo, Must sell, (937)776-9270

2011 FORD F350 LARIAT SUPERDUTY 4x2 Supercab, 29,000 miles with warranty. Ford options for heavy campers, good economy, lots of comfort, safety and towing options. $35,500. Call (937)773-5811


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2006 MONACO DIPLOMAT Diesel pusher, high-end motor home! 4 slideouts and lots of features. This is independent travel vacations and retirement! $125,000. Call (937)773-5811

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Step one-two-three-four Once you’ve made your decision, you must make a written offer to purchase, a statement of your intentions to buy the home based on certain terms and conditions, at a specific price. Here’s how it works. An “offer to purchase” is a unilateral document that is not binding until accepted by the sellers. You may withdraw your offer at any time prior to written acceptance by the sellers and delivery of the accepted document to your real esImagine you’ve been looking at homes tate agent. An “offer” defines four primary points: for a month now, seen a wide variety of 1) purchase price properties, and you’re ready to take ac2) terms under which you will make tion. What’s the next step?

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